Showing posts from December, 2011

I promise....

As another enticing year comes to end, I would like to gift you Eleven Promises in memory of the wonderful 2011 that we spent knowing each other, fighting, arguing and parting ways only to meet again. Wishing you more such lovely times ahead to create memories that last a lifetime!

Friends Forever??

In whatever little life I have seen till now I have never been able to associate myself with the term BFF. And by the quirk of fate I have not been lucky enough to have one in my life till now. It’s not that I don’t like friends or I am antisocial. 

What if everything had a price tag?

On a lazy afternoon I was whiling away my time by surfing channels. After a while I was feeling very sleeping and I dozed off on the living room couch. As I drifted away to a dreamland I saw myself standing outside a huge mall. It was beautifully lit with very attractive hoardings and advertisements which were luring.

Seasons of love

Winter season comes not only with cold waves and chilly nights, but it also brings around a wonderful atmosphere where love is in the air. I am not saying this because the biggest festival for all lovers Valentine’s Day falls in this season. I am saying this because in this season due to the cold weather you feel lazy and the only thing you can think of is hot chocolate and a warm blanket. The idea of having a loved one for company is definitely tempting though!
Come summer and all you can think of is ice cream and floaters for company. How about taking a walk on pleasant summer evening by the seaside, under the stars hand in hand with your sweetheart?
Welcome the colourful spring by bringing in the colour of joy, love and laughter in your life with your partner in a simple long drive along the country side admiring the breath-taking beauty of nature and reminiscing about the good old times. 
Get wet in the rain of love in monsoon. Let your parched soul be drenched in the shower of l…

Soul Family

Most of us are lucky enough to be surrounded by loving family members consisting of parents, siblings, grand-parents, distant cousins etc. Some of us are even luckier to have parents, siblings other than the biological ones. We are connected to them through the heart, sharing a very deep bond. I like to call them my soul family.
This name because I feel I share a beautiful connection with them which from the souls. Our souls are able to find a common ground to be bound by an invisible chord full of genuine love and affection. I have a soul mother, a soul brother and a soul sister. I am very close to all of them and though we are not blood relatives what holds us together is equally stronger – love. Not for a single moment have I felt like an outsider and I am sure neither have they. We co-exist like any other family members sharing joys and tears all in one go…….
It is these small aspects of life which add spice to the otherwise dull routine. Imagine you have more birthdays and anni…

Magical Hugs

Did you know that you need 12 hugs a day to stay healthy? Every time you hug someone you pass on your positivity. There is something about the human touch which is extra ordinary. It touches our deeper self creating ripples within us. It is a very special experience beyond description. 

There are instances where we are feeling very low and bogged down by the circumstances around us. All that we can wish for is a tight hug from a loved one just to make us feel good as if to say “Everything will be fine.” A hug has the magical ability to perk us up within moments of receiving it. This was even endorsed by none other than Sanjay Dutt in the movie “Munnabhai” fondly addressing it as Jaddu ki Jhappi. And yes definitely it is Jaddu.
During sickness a medicine gives us immediate relief, similarly when we are emotionally sick a hug can make us feel better. You never know what wonders your hug could do for a person. I hug all my friends and family every time I meet them. Many don’t reciprocat…

Angels – Made in Heaven

Angels are those cute little winged creatures with a halo on their heads. They are very helpful and loving by nature. They also have a characteristic of being magical; just a glimpse of them makes you smile and forget all the troubles. If you are lucky enough to go to heaven after your death you will definitely be surrounded by them. But not many of us know that even while we are on earth- very much alive we are surrounded by them. No I am not talking about our imagination. I am talking of reality. Yep!!! We all have a special category of people in our lives when we can actually call as “angels”.
Though their halo and wings are invisible, their other characteristics are very much there. They are magical in nature and they seem to have solution to all our problems. Their helpful and loving nature makes us feel blessed to be alive and special to have them in our life. I must confess I am very lucky to have such wonderful angels in my life and I am fiercely protective about them. I just…

The Shining Armour

I am sure all of us would agree to the fact that we are surrounded with few people who have a tendency to hurt us very frequently. But the million dollar question is “What do we do about it?” The answer is simple – wear armour.

Yup you got me right. Wear armour just like the one soldier’s used to wear in battle fields during olden days. The motive is still the same. They used to wear it to protect themselves from any battle wounds. And we need to wear is to safeguard ourselves from the hurt being inflicted by the sharp words of bad behavior of other people. It sounds such a wonderful solution to a serious problem. Trust me I have practiced this and it works. E very day before I begin my day I stand in front of the mirror and say,
I choose to stay unaffected by all the negativity that people choose to bestow on me
I say this three before leaving my house for work. I don’t know somehow reciting this magically gives me an inner strength. It manifests into an invisible armour surroundi…

Profit or Loss

Every time we come across something difficult, even before trying it the first thing that comes to our mind is “Will I lose anything if I try it? What is the harm in trying it? On facing defeat our immediate reaction begins with I lost….ending with adjectives like my trust, faith, strength, will power or my zest.
I think we all are wrong. Every time we try something new we lose something – our fear. Fear is the only thing at stake to be lost otherwise we only stand to gain. We gain experience and a lesson of what doesn’t work.
Losing your fear is one of the best things that can happen to any of us. Somewhere deep down we all want to conquer our innermost fears and overcome them. Trying something new gives us a chance to exactly do the same. Then why are we so scared of trying something new? Rather we should look forward to such experience with lot of excitement. We should be eager to learn and discover new ways of doing things. At the same time we should also remember not to take tho…

Lost & Found

“Romeo…oh my Romeo…where art thou?” said Juliet in the famous play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare. Little did he know in the 21st century these words would take the literal form but in the opposite context? Today’s Romeo and Juliet are busy searching their own selves’ neck deep in relationships.
Thanks to the progress in each sphere each one of us has been gifted with an “individualistic mindset”. It is race between the fittest individual who is able to fine tune others to meet their requirements.
Holding hands, looking into each other’s eye to say….I do……the entire feeling itself is so beautiful it is difficult to describe it aptly in words. A new life, w new beginning sounds exciting initially. Once the newness wears off we fall into a routine where everything loses its sheen.
Our monotonous jobs and mundane routine steals the charm from our lives. And one fine day when we see ourselves in the mirror we no longer recognize ourselves. After a long bitter battle of denial and self i…

I surrender

I surrender to:
A world which if full of hypocrites and back stabbers.People who have no conscious and sleep peacefully at night after hurting someone.Those selfish hearts who are alive with their heads held highInflated egos and heartless soulsI surrender because:
All they can give me is pain and all I can give in return is my smile.They can’t take anything from me unless I want them to.It doesn’t mean I am weak. It means I choose to stay unaffected by them.I accept them with their flaws.

A purr…rrr…….rrfect world.

I feel that “perfect” is the most misused term in English dictionary. There can’t be one definition of perfection. For arguments sake one could say nothing is perfect in this world. On other thoughts if I let my thinking horses run wild and put on my rose tinted glass I might be able to see a perfect world . A world where there is no jealousy or hatred, where we all co-exist with respect for each other ; a place where we are all surrounded by mutual love and trust. We are able to voice out our opinions fearlessly. We are not scared to say of who we are, which caste of community we belong to. We respect the values and beliefs of each one.
We are not under any social pressure to outdo each other in pleasing everyone. We do things because we want to and not because we need to. We are helpful without any expectation in return.
We don’t judge people and accept the as they are unconditionally. There are no shortcuts only pure hard work and passion. Where every I resonates “we” and the conc…

Random Thoughts

Remember the last time you were sick and the doctor had advised you some colourful pills as medicine. The pills seem to be so bitter in taste leaving a horrible after taste in the mouth. Did that make us discontinue that? Definitely NO, because somewhere we all know that despite the bitter taste the medicine is good for us and will help us recover.
In the way all the hurt, grief and pain we come across in our lives is beneficial for us as it makes a stronger and a better person. Just like the medicines are inevitable the same way it is important to also remember the cause. The cause and the effect go hand in hand. So to avoid the same medicines again you need to ensure we don’t do the same thing again. This teaches us not to repeat our mistakes so as to not get hurt again and again. So the next time you are hurt or in pain remember that you are ill and need this to recover, as my mom always says all the good things in life taste bitter.

It's a free world!!

The person who said,” Nothing is free in this world” was highly mistaken when he said that. At least in the Indian context there is something which is definitely free and most of the times unasked for. You guessed it right – ADVICE!!!
If you are surrounded by many well wishers who are more than willing to share their expertise with you doling out advice after advice even when you might not seem to need it, then I would like to say,” Welcome to the Indian Fraternity”.
From childbirth to death ceremony, from marriage to divorce, from health to wealth these people seem to “KNOW-IT-ALL”. There is no topic under the sun on which these people have no information. Many a times their advices tempt me to answer them sarcastically but I don’t as I am reminded of my mom’s cold stare if I would just say that.
Pouring my so-called frustration out here I present some of the most common phrases along with my most quirky answers possible to them here:
“Oh you have grown up!!!” [As if we were supposed…

Through the memory lane

Today even after more than a decade of those incidents the memory is still very fresh as if it just happened yesterday.

During my entire teenage years, both in school and college I was bullied and treated as non-existent, as if I never had any feelings. I was ridiculed upon for my weight, for my looks for almost everything related to me.
I was shunned and also boycotted from parties and get-togethers.

Here I am talking about the days much before Face book / twitter/ you tube was found. So other than meeting at school or outside school in person there was no other way to track your friends.

I still remember the time when during break I used to sit alone in a corner and eat my lunch trying to hold back my tears while the others were having fun with their friends.

Till date I still don’t have an logical reason for their behavior, but the only reasons that come to my stupid mind are:

-> I was from a middle class family which meant I could not splurge like them.
-> I was simple, bot…

Random Thoughts

Marriage is a compromise, which means, “Come, promise.........
–To be together forever. -To be there through thick and thin -To never let jealousy and doubt gain power over love we have for each other. -To never take each other or our marriage for granted. -To ensure the bottom line always remains “I love you” -To always face all the adversities together with a smile. -To have a goal and walk towards it hand-in-hand -To love you tomorrow more than today -To truly believe and follow, “Forgive, forget and more on.” -To never let anything shake the core of trust, care and concern.

Silent Whispers

“The delicious creamy double layered chocolate cake with cherry toppings melts in my mouth with its frosting layered on my tongue. ..” sounds delicious…Is not it?
Have you ever noticed that when you are truly enjoying something, any sort of description seems inadequate. “Words are not enough” is a very commonly used phrase used in such situations. Words –however important they may seem to make a meaningful conversation there are some moments in life when words fall short. And in the blink of an eye such moments turn into be the most memorable and beautiful moments of our life.
At such times when words lose their sheen, our eyes become the medium of expression. They speak volumes and convey everything we have in our hearts. It is very rate to find a person who can actually understand the unspoken. It is very rare to find a person who can actually understand the unspoken. Holding hands sitting together staring into the space saying nothing still feeling you are having a wonderful conversa…

Life’s lessons

Life has a beautiful way of teaching us some of the most wonderful lessons which help us lead happy lives. Though at the first they might not be visible to the naked eye when watched closely they are very much there all around us, eager to share their stories with us. I sat and analyzed how the minutest activity of our day to day life has so much to teach us. The list is purely amazing:

Getting up every day   : Waking up each day symbolizes hope. It denotes that whatever wrongs you had done yesterday you have a chance to undo yesterday you have a chance to undo it and make an attempt to do it better. A plain canvas has been presented to you to fill it with vibrant colours of life.

    Dress up:  We need to put our best side for display to people. Be it clothes, thoughts, actions or simply our expressions. It just simply means, “Put your BEST side forward.”

Rush to meet deadlines: Life is a race; as Darwin said, “Survival of the fittest”. So you need to keep up running to stay in the race…