Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Top Inn

(Top Inn is an Irani Cafe-cum-eatery in Hyderabad)

Rosewood colored tea
Lands with a thud

The new boy's interpretation
Of my Medium Kadak


2 nos. Yellow
3 nos. Red
2 nos. Off-White
All lined up in beer mugs

Rajasthani ethic
Serving juice
To confused Hyderabad


In the awe-struck gaze
Of the 8-year old
The resolve to be
A future smoker


Bat-wielding boys
Storm in to plunder
The afternoon's water supply
And argue simultaneously
The umpire's decision


Meridian School Bus
Cramps the single lane

But everything quietens
And everyone fixes

As she springs out with a smirk
This buxom 8-year old Woman


Chennai Masala Dosa
Hampshire Cream Bun
Surati Chaat
Chinese Manchurian

Dining Hall devours
World Kitchen's vomit


Daily gym-mates
Reunite with high-fives
Admiring each other's
Maa ke Loudeys


Phone rings always
With deadlines and disputes
But I hang in here
At the edge of my seat no. 1


Water truck has arrived
The oldest boy orders us
To clear out bikes
Relishing his moment under the sun


The rampant Fan
Circulates smoke
As well as Rafi

1 comment:

Goli said...

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