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An Oxymoron day!

While i am still figuring out a label for this post, you can go through what i did go through.

Its 5 a.m. and many of you would like to call it as an early morning, but it still was a late night for me.  Having eased at least two from the embracing hands of Nellcor Puritan Bennett, i stepped down the stairs to get the powdered milk coffee which somehow everytime managed to power me away from somnolence.  The coffee was same, but not the compass. It was too bright for a 5 a.m. May be i haven't seen any 5 a.m since this summer.  That pushed me a few meters outside under ozone, though mentally was tied with the next hour, the ''pricky' job of piercing deep into some young radial arteries.

In a lazy 40 seconds walk, there i was, at the newly made car parking wedged between two 'advanced' buildings, having left with only a sip in the plastic cup.  For a moment, i thought i was standing in a place which fitted a little forest. It was indeed a great idea, of whomsoever it had been, to care the trees while making the road for cars.  Neem, Mango, Guava, Bamboo, short, tall, spreaded.. there were all kinds.  And the best part of it was the birds they sheltered.  I am ashamed to say here that i could identify only crows among the wide array.

Morning ground was healthy.  Yes, i better call it as morning.  Those few who ran around in shorts seemed happy.  A father was bowling at his son's bat.  I wonder how fast a father could throw a ball at his son to get him out.

Walking back was not easy but compulsary. 

It was delighting to find the newspaper arriving at the gates so early.  It became one rare day, reading it fresh before the pages being spreaded in the coffee room.  Filled in them were all the passport sized faces which topped the year's IIT-JEE. 89% were boys yet it was the first girl Sumedha's letter to her coaching centre, which featured half of the first page.  With a clean flowing handwriting and a striked out helpful to convert it to helpful^ed, it exhibited her school pen throughout.  Staring at the clock, i left leaving a sat sri akal at the the smiling desk.

Then the Class.  The last 's' sounded 'h'.

Harmony retrieved when i shared a piece of sweet with a kid from the box offered to me by someone.  It was a busy thursday clinic, and she strained to find me before leaving to offer, 'Uncle, Happy birthday!!"

Its 3 p.m now , and i call it a day.  

An oxymoron (from Greek ὀξύμωρον, "sharp dull") is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms. such as a 'perfect mistake'.

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பாஸ்போர்ட் சைஸ்!

முருகன் டாலர்
சட்டைக்கு வெளியே இருப்பது
பத்தாவது பரீட்சை எழுத
முதன் முதலில் எடுத்தது

கூலிங் கிளாஸ் போட்டது
நாங்கள் நண்பர்கள்
சேர்ந்து சென்று
தனித் தனியே எடுத்துக் கொண்டது
இன்றும் வீட்டுக்குத் தெரியாது

அடுத்தது விண்ணப்பத்திற்கு.
கருப்பு கோட் சிவப்பு டை காம்பினேஷன்
வேலை கிடைக்காவிட்டாலும்
கல்யாணம் கூட்டிக் கொடுத்தது.
ரொம்ப நாள் இருந்தது

வங்கிக்கணக்குக்கு ஒருதரமும்
வண்டி வாங்கியபோது ஒருதரமும்

ரேஷன் கார்டுக்கு அதிலொன்றையே
டெவலப் செய்ததாய் நினைவு

அதற்கப்புறம் எடுத்ததெல்லாம் டிஜிட்டல்
இடது நெற்றித் தழும்பில்லாமல்

நீங்கள் பார்த்து விட்டு வந்திருப்பது கூட
டிஜிட்டல் தான்
எனக்கு அவ்வளவாகப் பிடிக்காது
லைப் இன்சூரன்ஸ்க்காக எடுத்தது

மகனுக்கோ மருமகளுக்கோ
பிடித்துப் போயிருக்க வேண்டும்
நாளிதழ்களுக்குக் கொடுத்துவிட்டார்கள்
தோற்றம் மறைவு தேதிகளோடு.

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Instant print
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As the name suggests, 'Fujifilm instax mini 90 neo' is classic. The brown coloured piece is just what you wanted. Retro looks with a view finder, bulb exposure and quite a few modes, eyes in a party can't give a miss. 150$ won't burn your pocket too. Only trouble is that it lacks any digital capacity. You can't store anything, but to shoot and print. Also, mind, the cost per print can be 20 Indian rupees per picture!
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