Of Sleeping Dogs & Lies

12 Oct

Sometimes, one can only approach one’s history from some paces away, and prod it gingerly with a stick, turning it over ever so gently, and not go any closer for fear that it will wake up and turn rabid.

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11 Responses to “Of Sleeping Dogs & Lies”

  1. D October 12, 2008 at 11:53 am #

    So true. We can’t wish away our past, can we?

  2. Amrita October 12, 2008 at 10:50 pm #

    My rabies shot still hurts.

  3. Manju October 13, 2008 at 2:00 pm #

    grrrrrrrr arf arf……okay staying away from my his-story.

  4. Nino's Mum October 13, 2008 at 2:39 pm #

    ouch… that was too close to reality for comfort 😉 aptly put.
    I’m honoured (am old-fashioned at handling praise – I can’t handle it at all!) and likewise choose to reciprocate. That and the fact that neon’s my shade of wisdom as well. Which is why I’m least likely to get wise.

  5. Orange Jammies October 13, 2008 at 3:00 pm #

    D: I’m not even sure if I’d want to wish any of mine away. Maybe some really ugly parts, but then again, they’ve come in handy too, post-datedly.

    Amrita: At least now you have immunity. 🙂

    Manju: Easy does it! Down, boy!

    Nino’s Mum: …and which is why the tongue-in-cheek title of this blog. 😉 Welcome.

  6. gooddaysunshine October 13, 2008 at 6:15 pm #

    So are we going to at least read about the concert? I am muchly jealous of you..

  7. Orange Jammies October 13, 2008 at 8:58 pm #

    Gooddaysunshine: I wasn’t planning on writing about it, although I’ve been walking around town gushing like a lovestruck teenager. You can read a bit here:
    http://www.daylife.com/article/028e37w7S41iE

    On a somewhat related note, I saw Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal at my uncle’s book launch on Friday and exercised great restraint in not walking up to her and asking her why The Vagina Monologues were being cancelled in Chennai every single time. The poor Chennaiites seem to get left out of all the best performances!

  8. gooddaysunshine October 14, 2008 at 9:52 am #

    Ah. You’re uncle’s book launch..I’m incredibly sorry and I’m not sure if I should be asking but who is the uncle and what is the book (please do feel free to say keep your long nose out of my life!)

    And you saw Mody! I’d love to know if those conspiracy theories have truth to them! Though the logic does evade me…to schedule and cancel shows just to be able to put in a punchline into a play seems rather drastic to me!

    And yeah a Zubin Mehta concert happened here a few years back, but I was an impoverished student then and couldnt really make it. Someday!

  9. Orange Jammies October 15, 2008 at 2:38 pm #

    gooddaysunshine: Oh no need to be sorry. 🙂 He’s Gieve Patel, poet and playwright, and he just released Mister Behram and Other Plays. It thrills me because so much of my family’s physical/geographic history forms the background.

    I greatly enjoy and seriously doubt conspiracy theories, and this one seems waaaaay out there. 😉

  10. Aunty G October 18, 2008 at 5:38 pm #

    The word ‘gingerly’
    Is operational for me
    And not for me just the ‘stick’
    Barge-pole’d rather do the trick
    And decades, instead of ‘years’, more likely!

  11. Orange Jammies October 20, 2008 at 1:37 pm #

    Aunty G: Et tu, Aunty G?? 😦

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