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Merryweather, Cherryleather, Goobledydook. July 30, 2007

Posted by K in Uncategorized.

Lona thought she would ask a question so she did. It was a highly relevant question, and one she needed to have an answer to.

So she went up to the first big ant she saw and asked, ‘Is the sky blue?’

The big ant smiled with apples in its cheek and said, ‘Wait, let me ask my friend.’

The big ant rolled up to another big ant and said, ‘I’ve been asked if the sky is blue. Is the sky blue?’

The other big ant smiled and said, ‘You’ll have to ask Photon over there. He’ll know.’

The two big ants and the other big ant said to Lona, ‘We’ll have to ponder over it. Come back tomorrow.”




‘The sky is blue.’

‘But if you can get the sun to admit it is white, then it is white.’

So Lona went to the sun and asked it the question. The Sun whispered in her ear.


‘What did the sun say,’ asked the ant

‘It said it is colourless’, said she.

‘Ah, alright, colourless it is, then.’


‘Is that your answer then? Is the sky colourless?’ asked Lona


‘Well, if you can get the sun to sign a statement saying that the sky is colourless then we have no problem.’ So said ants one, two and three.


Lona went to the sun with a piece of paper. The ants followed her and found that the true question was not whether the sky was blue, but whether all three tied their show laces in the same way. They couldn’t decide. So they went to Lona, and told her-


‘The sky is not your problem. Our shoelaces are.’


‘Indeed, our shoe laces are.’

‘We shall have to solve the problem of our shoe laces, if we are to know the colour of the sky.’

‘Maybe the sun should decide the problem of our shoe laces.’

Said the three in unison, ‘Aye, the sun will decide. Come back tomorrow.’


Lona-got up and squashed the ants.



1. anonymouse - July 31, 2007

You shall be trapped in a twisty little maze of stories, all different. xyzzy.

2. Sreejith - July 31, 2007

absolutely hilarious!

3. Vasudha - July 31, 2007

[The sky’s blue] SHH!! 😛

4. Indrani - July 31, 2007

Wow ! I loved this 😀

5. parivrajak - July 31, 2007

useless bureaucracy to life!!! loved it! 🙂

6. sporadicblogger - July 31, 2007

anonymouse-What? Sorry, did not get that…

Sreejith-Thanks for popping in. Hilarious and tragic. This was inspired by a true life incident. Which happened…wait, it’s not over yet. 🙂

Vasudha- Yay! Finally! A straight answer! BOY did I need that 🙂 (No, am NOT being sarcastic or any such thing)

Indrani- 🙂

parivrajak- Yes, bureaucracy…how I hate it.

7. pr3rna - August 1, 2007

Waiting for the sequel………..

8. anonymouse - August 1, 2007
9. sporadicblogger - August 2, 2007

aunty-Not sure if there will be one. Should there be one? 🙂

anonymouse-Not had time to check out the link. Will do soon. (Unless, ofcourse, you choose to explain it 😉 )

10. pallavi - August 2, 2007

😀 loved it absolutely ….

11. anonymouse - August 2, 2007

I have a truly marvelous explanation of this link which this margin is too narrow to contain.

12. sporadicblogger - August 3, 2007

anonymouse-I clicked on the link, but I am as clueless as before 🙂 something about hackers…

pallavi-You have to…I don’t leave you much of a choice 😉 :p

13. anonymouse - August 4, 2007
14. sporadicblogger - August 4, 2007

anonymouse-yes, I read that, but I still don’t get the implication of your original comment…kindly elucidate 🙂

15. anonymouse - August 5, 2007

I was making a remark on your writing style.

16. sporadicblogger - August 5, 2007

So my writing style is a twisty little maze? How rude! :p

17. anonymouse - August 9, 2007

But I like twisty little mazes!

18. sporadicblogger - August 9, 2007

Hehe 😀
Your trek went well?

19. anonymouse - August 10, 2007

All of them did.

20. sporadicblogger - August 11, 2007

ALL? 0_0
lol 😀

21. anonymouse - August 15, 2007
22. sporadicblogger - August 15, 2007

Some of the photos are very very beautiful!

23. sporadicblogger - August 15, 2007

Hey! Google says Lohagad is 10 km from Lonavla! Could you do me a favour? Since you seem to be the trekking kinds, I’m guessing you’ll know a fair bit about the Pune-Lonavala-Khandala region. Our dept is going, most prob, on a trip to that region soon, so could you tell me about some of these very green trek-able places+other beautiful spots where we could go?
You could post it here or mail me at evolnori@gmail.com
Thanks in advance 🙂

24. anonymouse - August 15, 2007

Uhmmm, lots of treks in the Sahyadris. LOTS.

http://sahyaadri.com/ is a good place to start. Aishwarya has my contact details, feel free to poke me.

25. anonymouse - August 15, 2007

Oh, and I can recommend the Outlook Traveller series “Trekking holidays in India” for a quick list of treks.

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