Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What is Love ?

History tells us that people around the world have done some incredible things for love.

Some became mad after the loss of their lovers like Majnu for Laila.

Some went as far as becoming a jogi (ascetic) like Ranjha for Heer.

Some had swum over the rivers like Chenab to meet their lovers like Sohni for Mahiwal.

Some walked across deserts in the thirst of meeting their lovers like Sassi for Punnu.

Some made monuments for their lovers like Shah Jahan for Mumtaz Mahal.

Some even took to other strange steps like England’s King Henry VIII to get rid of his second wife, Anne Boleyn by ordering her execution on charges of adultery and treason.

I think I have finally understood the meaning of love. I think I have finally found my true love - Mangoes. How else could anyone explain, me going to India tomorrow for vacations. At the time of year when people around the world flock to Europe to see its beauty, specially people from hot countries like India where the temperature blast over 40 degrees Celsius. And I am going home, to Delhi, to devour the king of fruits - Mango. 

It is the time of year when I usually plan my trips to explore the countryside of southern Europe. It is the time of year when people in central Europe particularly Germany, finally get the chance to enjoy the sun, when grill parties are organized every other weekend, when people are shimmering with joy on streets, when you finally see colors around walking on the streets, when everything seems alive. And I am going home, to Delhi to enjoy the 40 degrees of sunshine with regular power cuts. 

If that was not enough, I was even lucky enough to book flights on Air India. First time in the last 8 years, I am flying with the airlines which has been the golden feather in the cap of Indian misgovernance. And what better time to fly Air India when its pilots are on an indefinite strike for the last 8 days. The scene at the airport tomorrow would be ├╝berdramatisch as they say here and I am so looking forward to it.    

Home sweet home + Mangoes, here I come !


nehawrites said...

Hope you are enjoying gorging on Mangoes!

the.orchestra.of.life said...

Oh Yeah ! Mangoshake in the morning, panna in afternoon and raw mangoes after dinner :)

Dr Mandeep Khanuja said...

hahaahaha hey i was away for a while and you found love !!!! happy for you :D

the.orchestra.of.life said...

hehehe ... thanks !
the heat is excruciating but I don't know why I am still not annoyed :)

nehawrites said...

I don't really like mangoes too much but mango shake every morning is right up my alley :)

the.orchestra.of.life said...

well then ... cheers to mango shakes :) Prost !! btw ... long time no posts on your blog ?? !!