Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Who am I?

Who am I? This question often bugs me.. The persona I have taken is that of a Tamil Singaporean girl living in London. Yet, I do not fully feel as part of any of that identity. Sometimes, it seems as though I am part of 2 things at the same time and also apart. There are times when I envy people who view the world as black and white. Because, let me say this, the World in grey is one heck of an confusing place....

I am a Singaporean but my mom is Indian. So, my upbringing has a huge flavour of India. I am Asian but I live in Europe and am also influenced by it. So, who am I really? I can't state I am so and so with certainty if I wished to be truthful... People confuse themselves of who I am. :) I can't help them be clear when I am in the same boat.. Lol.

Oh well, at least I am happy that I am Shankaree. Unique, always. An enigma, certainly. A quest?  Hmm, I am not sure...;P

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Random thoughts

A lazy Sunday morning... Listening to some lovely Carnatic music. How many ragas there are and how many talas.. All rise from the basic 7 notes, Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Tha, Ni. Just like Life. All Life rises from a few select elements. Yet, what diversity?! God is a wonderful composer. :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Random thoughts

Right now, I am at work... but, felt the need to share my thoughts... Ha ha. They are not lofty thoughts... Mundane, perhaps but still mine. It is a beautiful, sunny day out there but I am stuck here, inside. I do love the sun, especially during the colder months. When I walk outside, I love to show my face to the sun. When the rays hit my face, it always seems as though the Sun God is caressing my face with His golden fingers. When the sun starts to become stronger during spring, it seems as though the sunshine is thawing my frozen blood. At those times, I really identify with the Earth.

So... The Sun... That bright, golden orb in the sky...  It rules our lives so much. Sometimes, a welcome guest. At others, especially the summer months in India, an unwelcome one. :P Makes me wonder, when the Sun dies... will there be anyone to mourn its demise?

Monday, October 04, 2010

Just my musings....

It was a really beautiful day today and that got me thinking. Beauty..... what an amazing thing!! Beauty uplifts your soul. It does not need to be always benign. :) But, it is soothing and sometimes invigorating. Even Death can be beautiful as Life is. Why do we need Beauty in our life? It is almost a biological need, to have Beauty in some sense, in our lives. Without Beauty, even if all biological needs were met, Life would be without pleasure. So, the question remains..... Why is Beauty so important? Why is one person's idea of Beauty, another's horror or distaste? Is there something in this world that is consistently perceived as Beauty by all people? Or is Beauty like God?? ;P

Friday, May 07, 2010

Hung...

Well, it is official. The UK has an hung parliment. Although the Tories have made huge gains, they do not have majority.Nick Clegg, whose party wasn't able to capitalise on 'Cleggmania', is in the position of kingmaker. Shameless Gordon Brown has holed up in Number 10 and sending love messages to Clegg. Clegg has endorsed David Cameron's right to form government. The latest news is that both the Tory leader and Lib Dem leader are in talks.
This has to be one of the most exciting elections ever. We've had televised debates, postal fraud, voters being turned away and lack of ballot papers. But the core issue still remains. We still need a stable government to steer us through these trying times. So, I hope both Cameron and Clegg put the country above their parties and personal egos. As for Brown, GET OUT!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Elections are here...

Well, it's an exciting time as the General Elections are on. Will Brown still be PM, albeit an elected one this time? Or, will David Cameron be the new Tory PM? Or, will Nick Clegg astound us all and become the 1st LibDem PM? Or, will the electorate give the finger to all the parties and get a hung parliment?? As for me, I do not want to see Gordon Brown at 10, Downing Street with his coterie of Mandelson and the Miliband Bros. GB has totally screwed the economy and brought in so many stealth taxes that it makes my head spin. NC may give some good rhetoric but, I don't think he has the capability to lead this country out of the doldrums it currently is in. So, that leaves us with DC..... He seems promising enough but I guess, the rest of the country must agree with me before he becomes the PM. One thing is for sure, though. Labour usually leads the country into some kind of crisis for the Tories to clean up. The Tories then lose to Labour and again the whole cycle starts again.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Intro...

Hi. I am Shankaree. Born and bred in the island state of Singapore, now residing in the UK..