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Life…

March 2, 2010

Whenever life has made a move to a new phase I have always sat down and thought about what went by and what I am and should be looking forward to. I have realized that its been quite a deal, when I laughed, I cried as well, when I won, I lost too, when things were hunky dory, there was a sudden ugly twist in the tale. I realized that, this is LIFE. Whenever we laugh, we must be prepared to shed some tears. It can never be Spring always, Life is like seasons, we have phases, Nature has it defined but LIFE does not, sometimes winters are longer than Spring…like years long.

We get engulfed in the material things of our lives so much that we give up on enjoying the small things it has to offer. We keep running against time to achieve something but reach or achieve something different. So are we satisfied with what we have, we get…I don’t know but still we Live On,with the same zest as we do everyday or may be some days just drag ourselves to the mundane…

We live in a world of desires, needs and wants. We like to believe that we do not have any, we just live for the moment but its not that, we have all mostly picked up a battle with self. We are constantly at war with our wishes, dreams, desires, wants, needs. We do not know what is important for us, since for us everything is required. We do not know the difference I guess…

Talking about phases, come to think of it, each day brings with it a new dawn, and also it is end of a  yesterday, which is alive only in our hearts and thoughts. Moments of joy and sorrow of yesterday will not be with us tomorrow, there will be a new set of joy along…

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It Was Not Just Another Day For the City Of Dreams…Mumbai

November 27, 2008

Demoralize the enemy from within by surprise, terror, sabotage, assassination. This is the war of the future.
Adolf Hitler

Well, couldn’t find a more apt beginning to the current state of events in our country. Everywhere, everyone is writing about a “Mourning Mumbai”, ‘War’, Attacks…and by now even all the media channels are talking the same language. Even i am not writing anything new, I am also penning down my thoughts on what has happened in the “City Of Dreams”

We all are tracking continuously on, what has been happening in Mumbai…we have blamed politicians, police, all responsible…as we always do. Once the situation is under control we will all get back to the grind till the next possible attack. Why?? After the last so-called “BAD” sequence of events happened, what have we been doing, haven’t we been able to get a cue of what was going to happen.

We continuously get into the blame-game in such hours…every media channel tracks, but also reiterates, see we were the first to say/show tell…we have the so-called experts sit in the studio and give their views, comments, blame…but what are they doing to ensure that the suggestions made is paid heed to. For that matter do they do anything at all, they would just walk of thanking the channel. I was just watching one such views expressed by a senior person, it was the closing shot and his statement seemed more like promotion of the channel, every sentence said “Your channel…”…”a channel of your status”, etc. these are not the exact words but these were the meaning…

Why are we discussing what’s going on, why it happened when we need to be giving them space to manage the crisis…be there to provide help if we can…as rightly one of the actors was heard saying. The injured need blood, rather than giving comments, one should go help, reduce the chaos and panic existing.

Why has this happened…why are we so vulnerable, that anyone walks in, shoots/bombs walks away…dies. We just haven’t moved an inch…from where we stood last time…we just say “so and so” might have done…’its the Pakistanis…There is a foreign hand’ no hand is foreign…unless a person from home handholds. i might sound weird…but why do we end up blaming religions, countries, its our problem that we are unable to control…

Those who do this Have No Religion…No Caste…No Country. They are sadists…psychos who have nothing better to do in life than terrorize people.

Today the Value of Life is a bullet or bomb…or money…the militants/terrorists kill people, create chaos for money or in the name of religion…most important POWER.

My heart goes out to those who have lost their lives and their families. The number of common men who have suffered is huge…Is money going to compensate the loss…

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Second Chance…

October 30, 2008

All of us are given a second chance in our life and in all stages of life. Its just that we should be able to identify it, however the irony is that most often we ignore it because we are so full with ourselves that we kind of miss the opportune moment.

I call Life a Play to be precise, a long running play. William Shakespeare has very finely expressed it in his play ‘As you Like It’ [2/7]

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper’d pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

What better way to put it…the second chance is there in each stage of life. We miss it most of the time, imagine how would the life be, would it all the more different if we are able to identify THE SECOND CHANCE we get…

How different would it be or it will be the same end…since Life is a full circle. I have been thinking and continue to do so…

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Hello world!

June 9, 2008

Didn’t know a bang was needed for me to start my blog finally. Yeah, it was my first day of driving my own car after two days of driving lessons. Well I am not bad a driver since I already have the License to… 🙂

OK, so i was close to a pro with some hiccups, still i did my practice rounds smooth [Btw didn’t have an L Board stuck… ;)]. The last round was the best, I was turning to the right, slowly, as per rules – indicator, horn, looked at the rear mirror to check for any vehicles coming. Saw one but was quite at a distance…i know object you view in the mirror are closer, but this was actually kind of not very close. Ok I turned and i suddenly realise that the car is real close, and in two seconds it has banged and its dragging on…I realised oh I should apply my brakes 😀 and I did. Immediately I realized that the mistake is not mine but the gentleman’s who was in quite a hurry…he had two kids on board and still what speed. Anyways…gave me quite a kick, boosted my confidence well when I came back parked, got down saw the damage, which I had roughly seen in the hurry of my bold fight, saw the number plate was gone, and our neighbor asked me “Ohhhhhhhhhhh you had a head on collision…I was like no, it was right side collision, which i managed to stop from being a head on, thanks to my realisation. Well my folks at home were like no problem it happens, but every two minutes it was like ohhhh god bonnet has shifted…number plate needs to be done…I was cool and am. This reminded me of the Famous ‘Sound Of Music song – I Have Confidence….

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I have confidence the world can all be mine
They’ll have to agree I have confidence in me

I have confidence in sunshine
I have confidence in rain
I have confidence that spring will come again
Besides which you see I have confidence in me

Strength doesn’t lie in numbers
Strength doesn’t lie in wealth
Strength lies in nights of peaceful slumbers
When you wake up, wake up!

It tells me all I trust I leave my heart to
All I trust becomes my own
I have confidence in confidence alone…

I have confidence in confidence alone!
Besides which you see I have confidence in me..”

Btw, even before I have started I have been told that I should change my blog name. Well, that’s something which will require some more time for me to think for something better…