Skip to main content

An appeal to our benefactor.

Salutations, Your Highness!

            I hope my letter finds you in the best of your brightness! I am sure it ARE at your brightest these days! Dear God, it has been a while since I wrote to you. A few months ago I did send you a request letter praying for an increase in your intensity during the winter to keep us warm. Remember? Yes, that was me, back then. And here I am, all over again, with a new prayer. Yes, we humans are such...never satisfied with anything in life.
          Actually, if I could, I surely would have come over personally with my problems. But, I would never be able to withstand the sheer magnitude of your personality, my Lord! I would stand to turn 10 shades ( or more ) darker, which is unthinkable! It is the age of the fair and the lovely and 'dark' is not considered a beauty here. Anyway, without further ado ( or anymore of that shallow talk ), let me get down to business. Oops! Forgive the attitude, Lord! What I meant was, let me get down to the matter that needs your kind and immediate attention.
         God, I know that change is the rule of this world. Just like everything else around us, seasons must also change. The cool and pleasant winters will always be followed by the blazing hot summers. But, God, dear dear God, do you have any idea how hot it is these days? Actually, that would be an understatement. It's an oven out there! Do you know what an oven is? It's a machine that turns dough into cake! So, you can imagine what we must be going through. We mere mortals are getting baked! Baked and roasted!!
       The scorching heat seems to be sucking the life out of us! The parched earth has lost it's life -giving power. And we, her dependents, are being left high and dry! At the risk of sounding shallow again.....some of us humans have it in our capacity to live in the comforts of our air-conditioned homes and drink refrigerated water, but, what about those who can't afford such luxury? And, what about the other living creatures surviving out there? They are all at your mercy, and here you are...flaming mercilessly...stifling the poor souls with your intense warmth! Did I come down a bit too harshly? See, that is all the result of the searing  heat that is emanating from you, God.  Yes, one of the 'heat-reactions'. I really can't help it...even if I want to, I can't be all sweet and polite after all that you have been doing lately. A thousand apologies for the irreverence, but try as I might, I am unable to keep my cool!
        But, stay cool..I must. And, I will. God, please try to understand our plight. Life on earth is tough and you have been making it tougher. A wee bit of consideration on your part will surely make things a lot simpler. We would like it if you make life a walk in the park...not a drift in the desert. And I don't think it is difficult for are the most powerful entity in heaven! Just a little reduction in your intensity during these few months is all we are asking for.
     Anyway, I guess I better bring my letter to a conclusion here. God, it is our humble request to you to bring down the heat a few- if not more- degrees below melting point. Kindly have mercy and reclaim your position of a life giver as opposed to the life taker that you have been all these days. We will be ever so grateful to you for the kindness shown in this time of need.
    In short...and on a lighter note....
                      OYE...SUNNY PAAJI ,OYE!! JUST TAKE A CHILL PILL!!
                           AND PLEASE GIVE US A BREAK, JI!!

     Yours, with respect...
       a poor earthling.                                                                                                    
        This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.


  1. So polite! I'm sure Sunny Paaji would reconsider. :D

    Definitely tickled the funny bone there. :)

  2. Sunny Paaji ...must have enjoyed reading your letters , just like I did :)

  3. Feelings are great of Sunny Paaji.
    How are you feeling today!!!
    anyway today is very special day, Today ( in 1857,10th May) is the day when the great Mutiny of 1857 started
    Just read in


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

A pleasant surprise.

Life does that. Springs surprises when you are least expecting any. And  you are left baffled, overwhelmed, ecstatic, and, surprised, too! You find it unbelievable that such a thing could happen with you. And, it takes a lot of probing and analysing to finally accept that something this unimaginable could happen to you, too!

              The above emotions are  what I went through when I received a message from the Manager of Baggout that my blog had been selected as one of the 15 best love and relationships blogs in India. I must have read the message 5 times and still found it unbelievable. In fact, I thought someone was playing a prank. I made enquiries, tried finding out all about Baggout and went back to where I was - in a state of utter disbelief! Call it low self esteem if you wish, but I wondered how  anyone could find my one and a half year old blog worthy of any such mention.

        The feeling was  good, nay, great. But, unless I saw it all in black and w…

The Pakistani Bride - Book Review.

I had been on quite a long reading hiatus, which, fortunately, ended last week. I bought not one, but three books of varied genres to begin afresh. I wrote about Love stories, an anthology edited by Ruskin Bond, and,  I let you go', by Clare Mackintosh. In today's post, I review the third book, 'The Pakistani Bride', by the internationally acclaimed  author, Bapsi Sidhwa.

   Her books have been translated and published in several languages and she has received many an honour for her literary works. As humbled as I feel reviewing her book, I hope I am able to do justice to her work. So, help me God.

The Pakistani Bride  is the story of Zaitoon, a little girl orphaned during the exodus that was the Partition of India and Pakistan. The bloodbath that led to a complete annihilation of the fabric of our country left countless families shattered and destructed.

 The following two lines  paint an accurate picture of  the aftermath of the Partition, of people's struggl…

The Wise Man Said - Book Review.

Book: The Wise Man Said.

Author: Priya Kumar.

Genre: Motivational.

The story in a nutshell: Sammy, an 80 year old billionaire, realises that the secret behind his success in life has been the various sacrifices he made along the way. One of the foremost being his neglect towards his family that rendered him a lonely soul bereft of a single person cheering him for his win in the race called 'life'. This realisation spurs him to leave behind his identity and money and participate in the life he missed out on. Eleven months in a year, he takes on a new identity and sets out to experience anything - even death - to participate in adventures across the world. All he carries with him are his curiosity and his willingness to experience anything that life may present him with.

The Wise Man Said is a collection of twelve stories from Sammy's adventures that he penned down in his diary; experiences from his exciting journey that left him feeling enriched and contented at a life well liv…