Wednesday, July 18, 2007


people without a passion, any passion

who don’t like music

don’t have heroes, fallen or standing tall

don’t read books, don’t re-read books

who don’t know who Stephen King is

who ask what Sachin Tendulkar has done

who’ve never ridden a bike (pillion included)

people who’ve never bunked school

who’ve never had a favourite teacher

people who’ve never written a love letter, bought flowers

people who’ve never felt like a fool (angrily or grudgingly)

who don’t cry at movies, laugh at jokes, feel scared in a dark room

people who lick ass and cover their own

who don’t stand straight when the national anthem plays

people who don’t stand straight, period

who iron their jeans

who think goodness is weakness

people who don’t like traveling

people whose beds have never been unmade

people who buy quietly at swanky stores and bargain loudly with the poor

people who don’t find their mother tongue cool

people who don’t find their mother cool

people who don’t think dad is a rock star (unless he isn't)

who say one thing and mean another (unless they’re women, joking!)

who’d love to see you go down

people who don’t reach out for their wallets quickly enough

who split the bill according to their share

who don’t love themselves (unless justified)

don’t have a best friend (or five!)

who’ve never gifted more than they’ve got

people who’ve never smiled on a Monday morning, never sobbed on a Sunday afternoon

who don’t have a sense of right and wrong

people who remember insults more than compliments

people who think poetry is intellectual and not that they’re imbecilic

who think the Swastika is a symbol of pride and not shame

who think all Muslims are terrorists (and vice versa)

people who haven’t been in love with the wrong person

people who haven’t lost in love with the right person

people who cheat in love

people who haven’t blown soap bubbles

people who haven’t eaten street food

people who’ve never tried cooking

people who see the glass as half empty (even when it is spilling over)

who’ve never broken a bone or a heart

who’ve never petted a stray dog

people who aren’t proud of their roots

people who don’t like chocolate

people who haven’t asked for extra cheese

people who’ve never mismatched clothes

people who’ve never given to lesser-privileged people

people who have grown up early

people who have never burped in public

people who’ve never waited for a phone to ring

who’ve never written, deleted and re-written the same sms

who’ve never agonized over a ‘sending message’ alert

people who’ve never driven faster than the speed limit

who’ve never confused the fork and knife hand

who’ve never been thrilled during a plane takeoff

who’ve never felt depressed in a hotel room

who’ve never offered a sweaty salesman a cold glass of water

people who’ve never said thank you

people who’ve never said sorry

people who are insecure (especially if they are brilliant)

who act with their brain and not their gut

who’ve never clapped when they’ve been bested

people who’ve never been drunk (teetotalers forgiven)

people who don’t go to birthdays

people who don’t go to funerals (notwithstanding their own)

people who don’t believe in god (unless they’re atheists)

who don’t mind hurting others knowingly

all such people...

i'm happy to not know you.

ram cobain


rupal said...

Also the people who havent commented on this one as yet!halle blues i dont wanna b one of such retards!!!but kya karega admi u hit where it hurts the most this pomposity, suits u.

ram cobain said...

for once, i'm lost for words. gracias da :-)

Taraa said...

Hey, hope you allow for a FFEEEW follies once in a while...

(small voice)... I never broke a bone. Not mine, not anyone else's... unless you count the frogs i dissected in class XII :-/

Got to your blog through a friend who doesn't blog but regularly reads yours. Also realized we have common friends.

Taraa is a pseudonym, for a reason.


ram cobain said...

hiya da!

follies are what make life...the note is full of them....from falling in love with the wrong person to sending an indiscreet sms...

we have common friends? who?

my regards and thanks to your pal who reads my blog :-)

catchya too, have a great day!

Vidur said...

dude, beautiful and i agree, BUT, LEKIN, KINTU, PARANTU, what do you do when you marry a punjabi family and realize they havent done most things you have written. should i stop talking to them, and dont say extreme arsehole cause you wrote it. or like a punjbai would say behen**** yeh country compromise pe chal rahi hai.

ram cobain said...

ahhahahhahaha! vidur, you ARE an extreme asshole and my brother for it (and also married to maybe the sweetest punju!!!).
photocopy swati and we're on :-)

Quicksilver! said...

I am a woman who says what she means and means what she says.

I am the one reaching for my wallet nine times out of 12.

Haven’t broken a bone, though would love to break a few.

I have never mismatched clothes.

My favorite words are Thank you and Sorry.

But I’d really like to ask, What has Sachin Tendulkar done? (Sorry, I abhor cricket!)

Enjoyed my stroll through your list, Ram:)


ram cobain said...

hiya M!

thanks for dropping by! the list is just a world view of sorts, glad you liked and gladder that you are similar :-)

sachin has done too much for me to answer here.

one day, someday, we'll chat on him.


shinjini said...

dude!! where were u all these days.nikita introduced me to ur writing. mindblowing. specially the writing and deleting sms bit. i have grown up early though (or was that maturing early). anyways...rock on!! :)

ram cobain said...

hiya Shinjini!

i've been here :-) thanks for your nice words on my writing!!!

so you're nikita's friend? she's an awesome friend of mine too!!!!

by "growing up early" i was referring to those people who take a pseudo-cool pride in being stiff and "mature"...not to most of us whom life has suddenly wizened...that is real.

gracias again!

Aditi said...

hey ram ... cam upon your blog ... swell!

looks like u aint in delhi any more ...

lets see you place me dude... cheers...

ram cobain said...



yup am in mumbai now, you still in delhi?

Tequila said...

this was fun. i liked the stroll.

ram cobain said...

dear aks

glad the walk was worth it. muchas gracias for passing by.

peace, love, empathy

distantdreams said...

somehow i keep coming back to this n leave with a smile. thanks for writing it :)