A few days back while on cycling on the banks of Lake Pichhola, amidst the trash that some of us throw so carelessly were photographs. A close inspection revealed they wern’t mere photographs but indeed wedding albums – torn and thrown in the lake. Still lying there, not yet swept away by the water to the depth of the lake bed.

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There were happy faces of elated parents, siblings and friends on the wedding rituals of their loved ones. The memories carefully stored in glossy albums in plastic cover- Photographs that were posed for, smiled for and fussed over, lying here now unclaimed, unloved and grieved over.

The relationships that may have once been investigated, checked over now all that covered with moss of broken dreams and unfulfilled desires.

How does one recover? How does one forget?

When things get thrown away, do we also necessarily empty out what once lived within?

How long before these photographs becomes part of the soil??

Or like the non-degradable plastic covered albums these memories continue to live with us forever??

Who to judge, who to questions and what to remorse??

And this reminded me so much of the famous lines of the Ghazal sung by Late Jagjit Singh:

तेरे ख़त आज मैं गंगा में बहा आया हूँ ,

आग बहते हुये पानी में लगा आया हूँ ………

Congratulations Anant


Dearest Anant,

On the onset would like to congratulate you on the amazing weight loss and what a loss it has been: a total of 108 kgs in eighteen months that comes to a whooping 6 kgs per month.

12963921_10153452939486717_3228393883383403705_nThis week hasn’t been too good for me, first a hospital sends me a sms asking me if I am obese (luckily they didn’t use the word fat, guess it is now politically incorrect) and asking me to visit their weight loss clinic , phew !! I had consoled myself that it wasn’t meant for me personally but a part of some bulk sms marketing tool. मन को समझाया ही था और आप श्री के वज़न कम करने के चर्चे सब newspapers / social media / news portals ने हम जैसे लोगों पे ऐसे bombard करे की लोगों को अब जवाब देते नहीं बनता है. एक शुभ चिन्तक ने personal message करके news forward की, की शायद मैं आप से inspire हो जाओं.

downloadवैसे BTW कई जगह तो आप के इस शानदार weigh loss ने Panama Leaks जैसे तुच्छ सी news को भी पछाड़ दिया, वैसे क्या फरक पड़ता है उन leaks का, पैसे आये न आये लोगों को यह जानना ज़रोरी है की आप कितने चुस्त और दुरुस्त हो गए हैं.

So we were informed about your fantastic fitness and diet regime that included a 21-km walk, followed by yoga, weight training, functional training and high-intensity cardio exercises and a zero-sugar, low-carb diet along with adequate fat and protein. Hats off to your determination and drive to achieve the impossible, but I wonder is it even remotely and humanely possible to stick to this kind of high intensive regime for ordinary mortals like us??

I have always been a little larger (ALL) ever since I remember and am used to the jokes about my weight and size, it is now an integral part of who I am, which I know isn’t healthy and a sure sign of future sickness and disease, over the years have tried all possible means of loosing weight , you name it and I have tried it except going under the knife , an idea that I am willing to explore but not as of now.

And with this I want to ask you something on behalf of the ALL Fraternity, with hand on your heart; which is now closer to your hand after the loss, did you or did you not go under the knife?? You know what I mean, for I have yet to come across anyone who has achieved such a staggering reduction in size ins such short span by just following what you did. Some of my friends and acquaintances have been very open about their surgeries while others bluff is easily identifiable.

download (1)Dear, I am not insinuating anything, just asking so I know for sure what you did is possible, so that I can then fix my appointment with the Next Door Dietician Bhabhi who is busy prescribing factory diet regimes to one and sundry and join the पड़ोस का अखाड़ा / Gym to covert my cellulite into डोले -शोले and make your before-after pictures as my whatsapp DP !!

Yours truly,

Deepak Sukhadia
A Proud Fat Man

PS : बात में अगर वज़न हो तो कृपया शेयर ज़रोर कीजियेगा.