Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Return

Yes I know. All the while I have been absent, I have been sorely missed. Fellow bloggers have had a chance to come into the limelight, my fans have been steadily biting their organs off one by one (in sheer anticipation, I assure you), girls have been swooning, life has been a whole lot less interesting.

But yes, the winds of change are here again, and with the quiet assurance of spring, I'm back again.

It's technically not spring, ok, fine, whatever. It sounds cool.

First of all, I would like to thank all those people who have waited patiently for my return, knowing that this blog would be revived one day. My parents, for their everlasting belief in me. All those associated with this beautiful project, I would like to tell them all, this is OUR dream, not MINE, and this is not my triumph alone. Thank you all for that. Wait -

Who the hell mixed up my blog post with my Oscar speech? He's fired, whoever he is.

Among other news, I have been to the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp 2008 in May. I have, as usual, failed to enjoy it. All they ever talked about was mathematics. I mean, seriously guys, get a life! I met Ninad there too (scroll below for my post about Ninad and his tryst with bedbugs). He's a whole lot smarter now than I remember him. He beat me 3-0 in a chess tournament, in fact. That's all right, though, it feels good sometimes to let the losers win.

I wrote a poem a couple of days ago. Here's how it goes:

The Subtle Chihuahua
The subtle chihuahua,
A sad figure in the musical twilight,
Sits and stares at the lollipop sea ...
He thinks
Dark thoughts ... dark red mainly,
But dark grey ones as well -
And love ceases to be a theorem
And life an assumption
In the nuanced corners of his brain.
The subtle chihuahua -
Black against the sea
Thinks of home
And Rolex watches.
Swiss chocolates - metaphors for thoughts -
Crowd his mind;
And the walruses watch desperately,
Clinging with their last strength
On to the subtle chihuahua,
Who thinks of his childhood
And the black and white colors it is painted with.

Yes, intense, I know. It has metaphors for all sorts of things, I believe, and also a nuanced analysis of life. It has a commentary on - er - the general state of affairs, and the metaphysical imagery, as I keep telling anyone who would listen, is just schnilledorous. That last word, by the way, was coined by me. It means "of or relating to the metaphysical imagery of Rik Sengupta's poem The Subtle Chihuahua". Five minutes before I coined the term I had been reading up about circular definitions. Here is what the dictionary has to say about circular definitions:

circular definition n. See definition, circular

So much for technical terms.

I also started writing another poem, but I got bored thirty seconds into it. See if you can perceive any subtle signs of my boredom ... it's hard to spot, I think ...

I was walking along the sands of Mali
Thinking about life and DalĂ­
When suddenly, a whale appeared
In overalls, with a scholar's beard;
And if you think this poem's weird,
It's your own effing problem.

I have no idea why I just wrote down two of my MOST random poems ever here. As Anasua would probably say, these are ddmp (deep dark morbid poetry). But hey, they are a part of what I am, so I'm not complaining.

Anyway, I think I've had just about enough for now, I'll probably update again tomorrow. Or not. Either of the two. I'll see you guys later.


Shruthi said...

FINALLY! :) Welcome back!

And that was a VERY deep poem. Call me weird, but I actually liked it :)


Oscar speech, eh? :D Now I know what your deep dark secret is. (And no, I don't think it's chocolate)

P.S - KILL comment moderation. Else it'll kill us. Well, it won't kill us. But whatever. You get it, right?

Anonymous said...

:D welcome back!!! we missed you, mr anderson :D.

great post as always :D.

L'Anion said...

it's unfair that u are so good!

q said...

effin' brilliant. i wonder if you have read about the genre of literature known as literary nonsense (distinct from nonsense verse). you take it to a whole new level using free verse and a pretty sick imagination :D. hope to see more of these posts.

Gabe said...

Rik! Glad to see you're back here and posting, may you brighten my day with your inspiring( or is irrelevant the word I'm looking for? I always mix those two up) posts. To satisfy my curiosity, has Ninad made anymore strides in 'understanding' bed bugs?

Ahana Datta said...

the subtle chihuahua?oh well...

Tanmay said...

"Either of the two." LOL

BTW, those poems are fantastic! :D

mitr_bayarea said...


First time visitor to your blog, my parents sent me the Times of India article on your admissions to top US schools. My cousin goes to Williams in Massachusetts and our family is proud of your accomplishments. I googled your name to write a post on my blog about you, and came across your blog. Please let me know if you have any reservations if I blog about you and the article.


Shruthi said...

RIK! You removed the comment moderation, eh? :D Yay!

new age scheherazade said...

NOT ddmp. if that was ddmp, I wouldn't be quite so virulent against the genre.
funny. :)

Anonymous said...

hmmm...., the post provokes thoughtfulness

mitr_bayarea said...


welcome back. I just did a post on you- Congratulations again and thank you for letting me blog about you.

Amrutha said...

Hey, I read about you and landed in your blog. You have a really inspiring blog. Check out mine, I tagged you

Lakshmi said...

the metaphors are very interesting ..and congrats I came here from Mitr's blog ..just read about you and wanted to drop in

Aditi said...

come back to the blogsphere :(

You're as riotous as ever!

Rimi said...

Rik, this is of course completely irrelevant to your post, but I was curious -- why do think Ishmael is a catchy name?

Doubletake, Doublethink. said...

ddmp spreads, i know, but chihuahuas are NOT morbid.

and if you don't post soon, your carpentry skills will misfire on you. yes, they will.

Sohini Banerjee said...

the subtle chihuahua?

Disguise said...

Okay, I really don't know how I got to your blog.
I was just browsing, so yeah.
I really like the way you write..
I LOVE your blog.

And as far as this post goes-
I love the poems :D

I really liked those 2 posts about cheating.
Ha ha

precisely said...

Rik - classy stuff. I don't know why, but I like the second poem better than the subtle chihuahua. It's odd.

And blog more, man, blog more.

InAyAs said...

odd yet amazing subtitle chihuahua!!!!
the metaphors are interesting ..

for the first time reading your blogs...
really very interesting writings.....

Anonymous said...

Great post. I was going to write something similar. Will check this blog more often I think.