To Brother

You dear boy are not shy,
you do not reverse yourself at the back
of a room or a conversation, no.
You are just a little too patient,
and sometimes a little too impatient,
like little, innocent kids are,
and that is alright provided
that you keep listening.

You’ll find lavish and spendthrift
clocks, ticking their time in their
gold-laden surfaces without
really measuring themselves.

You are a little gullible,
and I hope that you
make your own ways, stand up
for your values, fight ignorance
with the highest knowledge,
you gain, you fight, you loose,
you stand up again, you ask for your
purpose on earth and you keep
asking why you’re doing what you’re.

May time make you more decisive
and take care of your health.
May your ways be auspicious,
my dear boy.

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I Ran After 1.5 Years And…

I was exhausted!

I played basketball for my college team. It’s not even a few miles close to what college basketball is in the US, but we had our passion for it. We had no coach, we didn’t have proper equipment from the college, but we had some stunning senior players on the team who kept the reign tight, made us run crazy. Our stamina could kill.

Flashback: My first basketball game, IIT Delhi, 5 years back,  first half nearing the end, I get my jersey stuck in the boundary fence wire and I swing like a 150-degree fulcrum while getting the ball back from the outside in a fit of energy. Needless to say everybody, including myself, had a hearty laugh.

I ran after 1.5 years today, like properly. Almost 6 km. And my lower back was gone, not out of pain. My lower back felt like a sponge that couldn’t be rigid and strong. No, it felt more like a flailing piece of slime jelly going blah blue bdu… (read flubber sounds)

There was a time when my little brother couldn’t outrun me because of his bronchitis breathing problem. Today I felt old! He just kept running in the morning lake wind. I had to stop at least 10 times to catch my breath, my lower back and my ankles. I felt parts of the body that I never knew existed. Here’s a general tip to myself or to you, at any point in time:

If you want to keep feeling healthy all the time, and not feel strange new body parts after years, run, and no need saying, progressively (ahhhhh! cramps).

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