Nov 25, 2009

2012 & My Learning

The very first thing that I loved about this movie is the title itself. ‘2012’ is the gorgeous title that can bring audience to the theaters. The movie hadn’t required much publicity, as most of the world is already aware of the predictions on the devastations that are said to be happened in 2012.

Well, I’m not here to write the movie review. Still, to brief my movie experience, I would say, the future catastrophes had been touchingly depicted. The story line was sensitively written, though some laziness had been shown in the screen play. The director was technically correct about the earth’s phenomena, though some commercial aspects were missing throughout.
On the whole, it was a warm and earth-quaking experience.

Apart from all the devastations those have been shown, there are few aspects in which I learned some lessons for my life. Here I go…

Tea cup and the human mind…

** There was a scene in which Lama explained one interesting fact of life to his fellow-person. The Lama started to fill the first cup with tea. Once the cup was full, he started to fill another cup. But this time he kept on pouring tea into it, even though it was full and overflowing. ((Sorry for the pic here, I could not get the overflowing cup, so I kept this overflowing glass))

As the fellow person indicated the overflow, the Lama said
“Human mind is also like a tea cup. To get new drops of tea into the cup, you have to empty the cup first. Similarly, to get new thoughts in to mind, you have to clean the older thoughts time to time”

How true!!!

I have been experiencing this fact practically in my life. But I observed the same only after hearing and understanding him. To give you a simple example, I take my blog as the subject now. If you see my previous month’s posts, I almost posted one per day. Many of my readers asked me how I get those in-depth thoughts every day. One of my good friends made a step further asked me if all the day I sit and only think!! I loved those though.

This month, I haven’t been expressing my thoughts time to time because of my tight schedule. Hence, I’m not getting any new thoughts in to my mind. Though they come once in a while, they go in vain after being entertained for a smaller duration.

May be, it time for me to clean my mind!! I’ll do.

“Make Time”

The US president had been hurried up by his chief advisor to step in to the ‘Air force one’ so that they would escape the incoming Tsunami.

President: Please give me some time
Chief: We don’t have any time sir.

President: I want few seconds, for my prayer.
Chief: Mr. President, we have to rush, we don’t have any time.

As the discussion heated up, the president would shout at the chief and at the other officials “Make Time…” the chief vacated the room and the door was closed.

Later, the president decided to stay back in the US and prepared himself to get collapsed along with his own people, being the last president of the United States of America. This along with his last address to the US people touched my heart.

Coming back to “Make Time…”…

Yeah, it’s true, at least for me in these days especially. It is up to me how I adjust and arrange my time so that I would do justice to my inner self. I have not been able to do it since some days, and from now, I decided to do it only for my sake.

Thanks to ‘2012’ for being such an inductive in the two most important aspects of my life. Let us see how the learning works.

I don’t know what is going to happen in 2012, but one thing is for sure that there are some alarming issues across the globe as on today, and most of them are man made. So, it is up to us how to ensure that the earth would carry us longer.

"Let us do our best to hope for the best"

Nov 20, 2009

In The Professional/Corporate World...

Anything can be said and listened; But in the professional/corporate world…

The best way to say something is to add guts to it, wherein you can say the same words about any person, irrespective of his presence, of his social/professional status, and of his requirement to you.

The best way to listen something is to ignore the words which are said only to you, as the speaker can never dare to repeat them before the big boss.
PS: The same strategy can be applicable not only to the professional life, but also to the personal life. But my intension of this post is specifically about professional area.

Nov 15, 2009

Twenty Years BACK...

On November 15th, he played his debut match in the international cricket… and his career is still going on and it will (and should) go on hopefully, till Team India wins the 2011 world cup on the home soil.

So far so good he has been
As an inspiring sports person to many

Champions till date. To admire him itself is an
Honor, here I would extend my thanks to him for the
Invaluable moments that he has given me, by
Nurturing India to become a proud cricketing nation.

R- Writes the history.

Being a die core follower of cricket, I would love to see a person rewrites the same, no mater from which country he would head from.
Being an Indian, I would love to welcome another Indian to accomplish my little wish. At the same time, I would love to witness the same!

Hats off to Sachin … You have always been my inspiration, not only to keep myself balanced in all situations, but also to show the heartfelt commitment in my work so far, whatever it is. For now, I can only say this much!

Nov 14, 2009

I Can Only Envy Them…

On a rainy day, as I peep through my room window I imagine myself getting wet in rain leaving all tensions behind. But on seeing the children who stay in a small shed beside my flat, and are enjoying the rain to the fullest, I envy them as I can only imagine but they can live.

During a mid winter night, as I try to see through the same window, I expect to see no one on the roads. But when I see the children enjoying the winter flames with their heart, I envy them as I can only smile on seeing them, but they do laugh.

When the swine-flu destroyed the balanced Pune life, as I had to go out only with a mask, and while I could not take my breath conveniently, I envied them for not having any news about the flu in mind and for enjoying their lives with all those childhood games. I could only know the importance of my future, but they enjoyed their then minutes.
I can only envy, as I can not admire.

Happy Children’s Day!

Nov 12, 2009

Ever It Happened With You?

Ever it happened with you that you wanted to express your unluckiness, but you could get no one to go by?

Ever it happened with you that you wanted to write something, but you could hardly get a word to start with?

Ever it happened with you that you thought you had many people to laugh with, but the very next minute you had no one to wipe your tears?

Ever it happened with you that you had accepted someone as your best mate, but in a corner of your heart you still had some queries?

Ever it happened with you that you had awesome people around you, but all of a sudden everyone appeared sarcastic?

Ever it happened with you that you had your pocket full of money, but it took too much time to buy the well deserved?

Ever it happened with you that you had wondered why people wouldn’t accept their mistakes, but you yourself failed to do so?

Ever it happened with you that you were aware and happy of your crazy dreams, but you could do a little to make them real?

Ever it happened with you that you were sure of your long existence on earth, but the very next day you feared of death?

I know these are random in order, in fact very random as they appear. I’m sure of your answers for most of them. I bet it would have been ‘yes’.

Now let me tell you one thing…The main purpose of this post is to clear my heart, as I said in one of my earlier posts, everything has to be cleaned, so as heart!

Nov 10, 2009

The Biggest Gain!!

The biggest gain of one’s life resides in attaining the capabilitiy of preparing himself to challenge the biggest loss of his own life.

Gain It;
Celebrate it;
And Be An Inspiration.

Nov 8, 2009

Love Endures...

He was a cool guy with a soft attitude. She was a dynamic young lady with full of spirits. She desperately wanted to talk to him before he would leave the city. He had come to the city to express his love towards her, but he could not do it till the last day, as they had been from two different teams who spent the difficult time being opponents, as almost enemies. Now she called him there to express a very important feeling of her life.

He: Did you want to talk to me?
She: Yeah…

He: (Took a moment…) Yeah, tell me.
She: (Still silent and was staring at her legs)

He: Excuse me, can we talk now?
She: Yes, sure.

He: (Eagerly waiting to hear from her)
She: Could you please excuse me if you don’t like my opinion?

He: (Took a deep breath) Yeah, ok.
She: (Preparing her heart to speak out…)

He: (With a cool voice) See, I need to rush now, could you please…
She: (Before he ended his lines) Will you marry me?

A minute of silence…

He: Do you really mean it?
She: Yes, I mean it.

He: (Happy at his heart) What do you know about me?
She: I love you.

He: But what do you know about me?
She: (Silent…)

He: Did we talk to each other earlier?
She: No

He: Did I ever behave nicely with you?
She: No

He: Then how could you ask that?
She: I love you for what you are.

He: Means?
She: I would have never loved you, had you changed yourself nicely for me.

He: (Impressed…)
She: I would have never expressed my feelings, if I was not sure that you love me.

He: (?) So, you are sure that I love you?
She: I know you.

A minute of silence…

He: (Still silent)
She: Please forgive me if I did hurt your feelings.

He moved close to her so that he could catch her breath, could hear her heartbeat, and could feel her melting in his arms. They were all alone there having their heartbeats locked with each other’s.
He: Do I deserve you?
She: Never ask me that.

He: Answer me…
She: We both have got more than what we deserve.

TWO in ONE...

As the title says, this post is to fulfill two purposes. Read on…

I want to inform you that today morning I have gone through some of my earlier posts. To my goodness I could see comments from some of you, which were not noticed by me till then. I have given the reply though. I want to thank you for going through my very earlier posts and for sharing your views. I have NOT enabled the gmail link which keeps me informed about the new comments. So this is the main reason for the delay. Any ways Thank You So Much.

About today’s cricket match: I’m so disappointed to see India playing like that. Only one thing I want to say is that I have no words to the team. Because I know I can switch off the TV simply, but they have to stay there till the end. I know I can simply say shit, but they have to face the shit. I know I can barrel many questions and comments to complete my task, but they have to start their tasks now to answer me.

That’s how I respect their situation. And that’s why I respect them.

To My Dear Team India…
LOVE stands for staying together in all good and bad times. I Love You & I’m Always With You…

PS: The match is still going on. Beware; any thing can happen with our guys :)…:)

Nov 6, 2009

Think Before You AIM...

Life is not only about having dreams and goals; But it is also about knowing one’s own capabilities and limitations. Ideally, one should dream and aim the near impossible. But practically, one should know his own limitations and strengths before aiming at anything. After all, limitations are not mistakes and strengths may not last longer. But the one thing that lives forever is one’s ability to understand his own capabilities before setting any goals for himself.

This thinking will always ensure that you get the best challenges in life, wherein you are bound to give your full efforts to conquer your own goals.

“Learn to dream; Think before you aim”

Nov 5, 2009

It is about him, once again...

What should I write now?

Should I write about my irregularity at your blogs?

Or should I scribble my thoughts that have been ruining my mind since last two days?

Or should I write about my last night’s experience of suffering from the power cut?

Or should I pour the feelings that have been wrenching my heart at the moment?

Well, better I would go with the last one.

Yes, I’m in all pain. Though my tears are not out now, they were surely there on their way a moment back. What makes my mind now?

It isn’t a personal problem. It isn’t a professional problem. I don’t know whether you feel silly, if I say that the one thing that has been haunting me since few minutes is the result of today’s cricket match between India and Australia at Hyderabad.

Yes, this post is all about cricket. If you don’t have any interest, please drop out here itself. And to give you a quick message: I have been spending busy time, and unable to adjust my time for blogging, and that has been the reason for my absence at your blogs. Please let me have my time and come back to you, thank you.

Well, coming back to the subject of the post:

I must appreciate the efforts of Marsh, Watson, Sachin, and Raina for their incredible efforts to make this special day of cricket. The commentator use to say that finally cricket would win. And I’m inline with them now; today cricket has won over and above the talented Australians.

But I’m still unable to digest the fact that we have lost the game!!!

We lost it and that is it!!

After all, one should win and the other should accept the pain. Let us accept it. This is how the universe moves!

Congratulations to the master, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, on reaching some very huge milestones of is cricketing career. Hope to see many more from you my dear sir. All the very best.

One quick question to the critics who barrel their comments at the little master, Sachin Tendulkar, saying that his century in the second innings has never won a game for India, except VERY few times.

Is it Sachin’s stupidity to make a century in a game or is it the stupidity of his critics who blame him even after contributing his best?

Apart from the match, the only lose that I see from his today’s encounter is the way he has lost the chance to make a winning shot. Had he knocked that he would have been the happiest man, I believe. The anguish could be felt in his eyes.

Any way, thank you for making my evening Sachin.

I want to be specific here. I would expect to read a point to point discussion in the comments section, if at all you want to write anything. To be frank, I’m not expecting much response to this post. If at all you want to say any thing, please only mention about the question asked above. But please don’t step in to other areas, by mentioning about his age, his retirement, his that…his this…etc. I believe, no one can be as best as him to talk about these issues.

Finally, we lost the match by just little margin. Any way, I always said, and I reiterate:

India can beat any team on it’s day and can lose to any team as well. Whatever you do, we love you guys. Play well and win the hearts. We are with you.

Nov 2, 2009


The best listened speaker is the one who understands that the least best listened topic in this world is ‘About Me’. Ironically, the best remembered listener is the one who understands the value of the same topic.

Nov 1, 2009

Silence... of loss/gain?

“Isn’t that hurt me now?” she took a deep breath before keeping herself in a minute of deafening silence. The auditorium was stared at her downcast body and was expecting her lost soul to speak her heart. He stood there and could feel her feelings.

She started saying slowly- “I was five years old when the very first dream had disturbed my calm soul. Since then, I have been trying my heart out to conquer this moment. I have too many titles on my name since schooling. My parents had always been there behind my all those achievements. But I only know exactly why this particular stage is making me emotional. Here I’m standing right before all of you, being the cynosure, I must stress that this moment is written on my name”

“Why should I miss my parents now?”
“Why I can never tell them that their daughter has done this much”
“Why should I have lost them?”
“Now, isn’t that hurt me?” No one had any clue, including him.

Though she didn’t spell out, her heart asked her something in extra – “Had mom and dad been there, would it have ever happened?” She got surprised on her thought, but she knew that it would have never happened had they been alive.

She was the only child for her parents. They both were job holders. They departed from their family many years ago on the name of a love marriage. Her father was very strict at discipline. He used to restrict her to keep her concentration only on studies. Many times she did put her interest in singing before them, but they always insisted her to leave it and they always managed her to concentrate on studies.

Being an intelligent girl by birth, she could do well at her studies. She was a kind of girl who never dared or wanted to go against her parents’ wish. She was many times scolded by her parents for expressing her liking towards singing, and even severely punished by them at times. She was the topper of her class since childhood. She had very less friends, and she had to keep herself in a circle so that she would do well in studies.

A minute is more than enough to change anyone’s life. In line with this, one day she got a call from a hospital saying that her parents met with an accident and were in their last minutes. Though she tried a lot to reach them on time, she was just few seconds short. They died. She was left in deep silence.

Her uncle brought her to his home. He introduced her to his son. His son was just a year elder to her.

“Stay with her, console her and try to make her normal. You better keep your other work aside and try to bring some smiles in her life” he suggested his son.
“Yes dad”

Initially he did not like the whole process of consoling her. But day by day, after seeing her heart, he started liking her slowly. He was a cool guy with an adorable character.

One day, he took her to his college. He introduced her to his friends. They were all cool and energetic young guys and girls. Just at that moment, they were all busy in the preparations for a cultural competition. In between their practice session, she was asked by one of them to sing a song. Though she was not it any mood to do so, on his request she walked on to the stage.

The music brought out a special energy in her. She kept herself involved in the song to the core. He could observe an unseen happiness in her while singing. At the same time, he understood the singing talent in her.

Everyone clapped for that song, and now the same claps had brought her here on to this stage. The same claps helped her in finding a new self in her own. The same claps made her more focused on her goal. And now, the same claps had provoked her to win this prestigious singing competition. He assisted her right since the beginning. His love for her had been growing within. Now, he was the happiest person to see her tears of joy and satisfaction.

She loved him for his encouragement, for his assistance, for his confidence in her, and for his love towards her nature. As she proudly lifted the winner’s trophy, cameras clicked at her, people smiled at her and love was poured at her from all possible corners. She was a role model for many. He was everything for her now. They were the joy for their friends.

“Why I can never tell them that their daughter has done this much”

“Why should I have lost them?”

“Now, isn’t that hurt me?”

“Had mom and dad been there, would it have ever happened?”

“Had mom and dad been there, would it have ever happened?”

Questions haunted her.

And now they haunt me as well…what about you?

I believe people say that everything happens for a reason. Everything happens for some good time. According to you, what is the good that had happened in her life?

Stand and walk in her shoes. Please do let me know your feelings. Thank You.