Why this blog is called "Gallimaufry".

gal-uh-MAW-free\, noun.

Originally meaning "a hash of various kinds of meats," "gallimaufry" comes from French galimafrée; in Old French, from the word galer, "to rejoice, to make merry"; in old English: gala + mafrer: "to eat much," and from Medieval Dutch maffelen: "to open one's mouth wide."

It's also a dish made by hashing up odds and ends of food; a heterogeneous mixture; a hodge-podge; a ragout; a confused jumble; a ridiculous medley; a promiscuous (!) assemblage of persons.

Those of you who know me, will, I’m sure, understand how well some of these phrases (barring the "promiscuous" bit!) fit me.

More importantly, this blog is an ode to my love for Shimla. I hope to show you this little town through my eyes. If you don't see too many people in it, forgive me, because I'm a little chary of turning this into a human zoo.

Stop by for a spell, look at my pictures, ask me questions about Shimla, if you wish. I shall try and answer them as best as I can. Let's be friends for a while....

8 February 2010

An image, supine and elate...


image

of water, a brightness
not gold, not silver,
rippling
as if with laughter.






5 comments:

Ranjani said...

I have no words....when is your book releasing......

autar mota said...

beautiful

Gallimaufry said...

Ranjani, yehi hai jo hai!


Thank you once again, Autar-ji.

Sanchia said...

Sigh. So lovely, GT. Something about light and dusk and reflections...

moongazer said...

Please compile them and get them published. u write beautifully and make the world deserving...

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