He sets out with the poise of a Bon Vivant,
But, the auto-wallah he hails is recalcitrant–
There are somethings he knows he can’t
Surmount, for his ears he has already lent
To fare demands sardonically strident !
Meandering along to Malleshwaram’s iconic VEENA STORES
Imagining in “NADASWARAM”, the wailing wife’s cries hoarse:
” For catching you coveting the grass in the neighbor’s garden,
I am being compared to a heartless correction-home’s warden ?”—
Psst, years of a south-headed marriage renders courtesies coarse !
In a Bohemian Bangalore, become an irrepressible social butterfly
Flitting flamboyantly, snoop hither and thither— come rain or shine !
Having learnt to survive in his heydays by keeping his powder dry,
Past his prime, now a convivially platonic gambit:”your place or mine–”
The irresistibly charming connoisseur:”anytime, anywhere to DINE is fine”…
THE BANGALORE BOHEMIAN.
NOTE : “NADASWARAM is the world’s loudest non-brass acoustic instrument and is used on auspicious occasions in South India.”
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.( C.). KUMAARA SUKEJA. Jan.2016.