Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The new tool

Have you ever thought in the morning that, today i don't wanna wake-up because i don't have anything to do, or aim of. Staying in the bed on Sunday is fine, isn't it? :P

Everyday when we wake up, we have a hope, a new task to accomplish. Having hope or goal is fine, but to complete it is equally important. So its important, that you keep an account of goals you aim to hit, and keep checking in yourself, your performance. During years i have thought of doing so many things, learn to cook a specific dish, to read so many books in "these' number of days, to shed some weight :P:D, and many more things. But seldom i have been able to do them or achieve them...:( :(

The other day, i read in one the blogger buddies post, about 101 goals in 1001 days. When i googled (sorry Page & Brin, you should have also stated the past tense :P) about it, found it interesting. Its a kind of project,  which inspires you to set the goals and achieve it. The link to project is here--

http://dayzeroproject.com
 

I have signed up and made a list of goals. This has been working for me as self-motivation tool. Tell me, how do you set and achieve the goals?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I'm literate! Enough???

India's literacy rate is somewhere between 65-70% ( Youth literacy % is greater than this). It might have gone up because i am unaware of latest figures. Do you know what is the % of people who are learned? Amused??? Don't be.

Even i was not aware. But one incidence taught me well the same. Wikipedia, says a literate is one who can read and write. Why has it not included assimilating something you learn, apply at appropriate time, for the welfare of yourself, human race and society as a whole. I wish it were done!!!

I want to tell you why do i wish so. Last weekend, my friend and i, went to a restraunt. We wanted to order dinner for take away. While we were waiting, we saw two men sitting in a car and having their dinner. I realized that, the engine of the car was not turned off.

I would have not given it a thought, if it would have been on for minute or two. I analysed that, it might have taken 20 minutes to get the order. They were already having the dinner, so consider 10 minutes and 30 minutes, the time since we were there and god knows for how much time. So roughly they kept their engine on for 60 + minutes.

Do you think they thought on how much pollution they had created by keeping the engine on, how they have contributed to global warming, by keeping the A.C. on, while the engine was on ??? I am talking this because they appeared to be educated by the way they behaved, but however i feel they are not. They are not at all better, than a bucolic, illiterate man living in some remotely located village, who has never been to school.

So, think, the next time you want to have dinner in a car, or keep the engine of the car on for no use, keep the electrical and electronic appliances on without necessity, and prove yourself a TRUE LITERATE.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Transition!!! M lovin' it....

Biologically, a girl turns into a woman, after the menarche, at the age of 12-14. Most of the girls are then into the school. They do not understand the real meaning of womanhood, neither did i understand!

Not taking into the consideration the biological transition, there comes another stage, which is emotional transition. This may come at any age, because many factors affect it, family, peer group, your own priorities, society to which you belong etc. This comes when a girl gets out of the "teen pinks", and understands the importance of true love, care, family, relationships, culture, responsibilities and so many other things. Many girls may not understand it at a very later stage of life, no harm, it depends, some may not give importance to these and choose path of personal growth as more important.

The reason, these thoughts have cluttered in my mind today is, i have started experiencing this transition. Don't know whether its too early, or not..but i want to tell you a secret dear blog, m lovin' it...

This does not mean i am not concentrating on career, infact this transition has made me more conscious about my responsibilities towards myself and for people around me. Cooking was not my cup of tea few months ago, but now i like to cook and serve (m not excellent at it yet, but yeah you can eat it and your taste buds won't complain). I love doing the household chores now(earlier i used to do it, but then now i do them without complaining). I like festivals now( along with the hard work accompanied like cleaning,washing, dusting).I, now like talking with many people of different age groups, discussing and understanding things around. I have started loving the thoughts of true love, marriage and family. (not worrying about the end of singlehood :P).

You know what, i want this transition to be memorable, so that i can tell my children (More specifically daughter :P)

P.S.: Did i mention, i have started following some great cooking and 'women special' blogs. :P :P :D

Friday, October 29, 2010

Life Qs - Unanswered!!!

Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results. This is what James Allen says in his book As a Man Thinketh.

I thought on this -- Then why does it happen that some honest people always fail and dishonest people always win!!!

He also had an answer for this; he opines that a dishonest man may have some admirable virtues which the other honest man doesn't, and likewise an honest man may have some obnoxious vices which bring failure to it. I accept the answer, PARTIALLY!!!

Why Partially? This cannot be true with all the beings. The reason is -- One of my first cousin (who passed away last year) and his daughters story.

He got married the previous year and the couple was expecting a baby the next year. But fate was ruthless! He suffered with some incurable illness and passed away, when his wife was expecting the delivery the next fortnight. He could not see the baby, he could not love his child. OK, for a time we'll think of what Mr. Allen says i.e. may be he did not do good deeds, so his life end so early and this way. But what about the baby, which was brought to this world a fortnight, after its father was on a journey, which would never bring him back! She never had a father, who would love, care, play, teach her.

What was the baby left with - a mother, who is not enough educated to go out work and feed her baby, or despaired grandparents or the innumerable questions it will have to answer as time passes

When the baby has no deeds done, but will still face difficulties, what brought it bad fate!!! So its not only THE MAN, which has the ultimate power or power to do miracles, but its also the situation, the environment HE grows in.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Understanding 'ME'

I have not been regular in posting and so i am sorry to the COMMITMENT i have made. Will try to be regular as far as blogging is concerned. :P

Last week was all full of tasks to be done at home. Reason NAVRATRI and DUSSEHRA. The festivals which the whole country celebrates in their own unique culture. But the feelings of devotion, love, victory remain the same. You know, you can have one hundred thousand reasons to love this land!!!

I have been thinking to post on some or the other topic, but every time i postpone it and then i forget it. This has been happening with me since my last post. I read some status on Facebook. I think a lot on it, then i feel this would be my topic to post, then i suddenly forget it....then think on some interesting talk among friends or very interestings group of maids :P (They continue to amuse me with the topics they talk on -- from their house issues to market rates to mehngai (inflation), to festivals, to shopping, to schools and so on.......). Again i forget this too!!!
How stupid of me!!! :(

I have been spending time with my pet parrot, who now perfectly calls out my name, calls out when she is very happy or when she wants to eat something. She,  calling only my name, has made me feel proud and special :P (All others have tried making her learn their names and failed) :D

On the other front, festival of lights Diwali, is not making me feel great, coz i have exams 2 days before Diwali and exactly 2 days after it. (Hats off the academic cell of my college, who is saying whatever the way may be, we need to see you frustrated).

And on book front, read, ADIGA's WHITE TIGER, which was very worth of Booker Prize. I apologize to all the great book lovers about me reading the book, after years, but spare a mortal like me, who is still an embryonic reader.

Hoping to remember the topic for next post. ( and writing on the same) :P :D

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Be away!!!

I'm not being rude to anyone, but this post will act as my anger-absorber today.

I was scheduled to attend an interview for an MNC today. But i was not sure to attend the interview neither was i sure to take the job (If i get one).

I will just write something more about my life since past one and half years. I have not performed upto the  mark. There were two reasons for this:
One being physically not well, continuously suffering from one or the other ailment. Second being my mother's illness i.e. Alzeimers' and me being the only caretaker as of now, has brought in a hurricane in my life.

These reasons have been disturbing my daily routine, my career, my personal growth and every little thing i have been aspiring for in life.

The reason i have blabbered so much is, one my SO CALLED friend, teased me if i will be able to perform in the interview (taking into consideration my performance since a year). This hurt me so much, so so much. Because he knew all the reasons of my under performance in these past months and he also knew, how i have been through-out my career till now.

Why do people have prejudice in mind? How can someone jump to conclusions without understanding the situations ? Why do such people call themselves friends? (Only for friendship day party)

So the lesson i learned from this incident was, BE AWAY, from such people who fake of being friends, don't ever share your problems with anyone because the possibility that they would make fun out of it, is more, and the most important is trust yourself.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The divided ME!!!

After a week break, i am neither feeling relaxed nor refreshed. But feeling more fatigued, low, and confused. :(

At crossroads, when you are filled with a 'combo pack' of emotions, you want some avenue to let it out, so do i, and this is the way am doing it!!! 

These days, life is full of mental pressure, thoughts which are making me feel  alone, sad, uncomfortable...as if i am running out of energy, enthusiasm, that something which motivates me to wake up in the morning and live life, not necessarily 'as prescribed', but my own way....right or wrong!!!

Why this to me? (I know I'm not the only one...hah!!!...I'm being so sympathetic towards myself) This point of time is the most important phase of my life, be it, career, personal life, mothers illness, my own intellectual growth, anything!!! But i'm not able to justify it to any ONE thing!!! I'm so divided between all the things...so scattered...Imagine i am running many marathons all at a time, and trying to finish all of them!!! Poor my heart!!! :(  Does it understand, i can't! Even if i try to run it, and finish, i would win neither of them. It would simply mean, i'm running for the sake of doing it.

But its so difficult to choose one marathon. All are important. All make me 'complete'. My participation in all is important. One cannot be sacrificed at the cost of other. The feeling of sacrifice is the cause of mental pressure. Only the 'infinite power' and destiny (i believe), will make out the path.

This takes me back to title of blog. How could i keep aside the HUE of SACRIFICE, when i'm talking of hues of life!!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ruminations!!!

I read a 'wall post' today saying, past is history, future is mystery, so live in present.( A very commonly said/written thought)

But i stopped there, and thought over it, pondered, is it?

You know sometimes it happens that you think, i wish i could have done it. I wish it never happened. I wish, this and that....and feel sad about it. (Its alright to feel sad, you not committing a sin).Even i feel same about many things, which i should have done/not done, many people with whom i should have talked to or never talked to, so on and so forth.....

But how would i know today, that todays decision would be a blunder for tomorrow. Everybody does it holding an arrow of hope, but the string of the bow gives up...and THUDDD...we land up in a wrong place, wrong people, wrong situation. If i would have known then, that whether its right or wrong, i would have not been writing this post probably.

Sometimes i feel, i just need something where i can tell everything in 'me', express anger,pour out all frustration, regret, cry, laugh....simply anything - a book, a coffee mug, a tree, a bench in a garden., any damn thing in this would which would just listen to me....and make 'me' empty.

Why not some  Homo Sapiens Sapiens ??? Because they won't understand. Some will be indifferent, some will ignore, and most of the 'species' will be happy, when they see, i am not happy.

I have titled this post 'RUMINATIONS', because these thoughts keep coming in my mind, then i keep them aside for a while, then again they make me feel their existence, in fact they hint me, i am still alive!!!

Amma, Ayodhya and the lesson!!!

What magic can media create!!! What amazing effect can word-of-mouth create! Hold on...i ain't speaking about any new fairness cream or anti-aging cream!!!

I am talking about the hot issues these days, the CWG games and AYODHYA-BABRI verdict. CWG is almost on the track, after the media is 'praising' the full-on preparations and optimism about great games to be witnessed.(Now KALMADI and team would be getting a better sleep ;-)). And AYODHYA-BABRI is ofcourse hot all time...(Made more hot ahead of elections).

24th September was the D-day for the RAM & RAHIM. All the nation was heated up. The state-government of all the states, police forces, rapid action force, and other forces were ready to 'face it'. Even we were doing our warm-up. Its not about being pessimistic, about the verdict and forming a prejudice that there might be some mishap after the verdict, but its something we have experienced during the last decade. So we discussed that we would buy all the essential items like milk, vegetables etc. in large quantities and store them.(The second fear was high soaring prices)

And why only we, our maid, who is called 'AMMA'('अम्मा'), aged above 80 also knew that there was something about RAM and ALLAH. She said, "दीदी, कल कुछ दंगे होने वाले है क्या?" (Will there be riots tomorrow?). I said, (sounding optimistic), " की अम्मा कुछ नहीं होगा, आप चिंता मत करो".(Nothing will happen, don't worry)

Another maid, said rebelliously "दीदी मैं तो नहीं आउंगी, कुछ हो गया तो".(I will not come, if something happens!). I tried to make her understand (She understood my ulterior motive, that i wanted her to come and do the work) and sounding more rebellious she said that the area where she lives is sensitive. I was defeated. A management student could not negotiate.( I will ask her for classes on negotiation)

The point i want to make is, media and word-of-mouth. The people who never went to school, do not know how to read and write, know whats happening around, and most important retain it! Isn't this something the marketers can leverage on? Think about it!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Weird!!!

I went. I saw. But i did not conquer... (Apology to Caesar, for the changes).
Read on...to get it....

I was happy when one of my friend told me that, there was a national book fair in the city. I had decided, come what may i would visit the fair and pick some good reads. And so i did go... but did not complete my own commitment  :-(
Do i need to mention a national book fair would mean books showcased from all the genres, you and i could think!!

I did pick some books, which were in my wish list. But what i did was i didn't actually buy them. I kept them back in the shelf at the stall. I was wondering, why was i not feeling to buy and rejoice when i was so closed to them, and dying to have them.

Lately, i have been buying books at online shopping site, which has descent service, quick delivery and great discounts.I had never tried it before few months. I feel good to browse through various categories, being struck by a title, reading reviews for it, putting in the cart (read: clicking and selecting), and then paying online, then waiting for the book and getting the book at doorstep within the shortest possible time. This makes me feel like "i am blessed". For some it may sound foolish!!! But i don't care....

So may be today when i had a chance to have the 'touch effect', 'go through effect', i didn't feel 'that' blessed.

So at last i just picked one book, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by HARPER LEE and found the way to exit.

P.S.: I ended up paying 30 bucks more than what i would have paid online.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A treasure on teachers day...

I am talking about a treasure, which has made me think so much, cry, laugh and write...

Its the book~~~ TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE ~~~~By Mitch Albom

This is one of the best book i have come across and i bet it will be till i read...till i die...

Its all about a professor,MORRIE who calls himself a coach and MITCH whom he calls as a friend.
The coach teaches his student without books, without grades with experience......life lessons.....lessons about culture...marriage....ageing...death....fear...forgiveness....a meaningful life!!!

What touches the most about MORRIE is, how can he share what he feels when he feels death near him. Average human being would never like someone to enter in his area at any happy or sad moment because he think he 'owns' it. But MORRIE is above all average beings....he wants to share his life experiences although he is suffering with fatal illness...he wants to give something back the world, to the people he knows and he does not know...So practical in thoughts that everything that has born will die...at the same time tells to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in...

He makes all of them, his family, friends, people around him feel that he is still there for them to talk, to listen, to share, to love...so full of compassion...

He says, that all the things for which we run,chase them, we forget that we too are a part of nature, not above it, are going to die someday, what will remain for ever is none, but relationships and love. 

While his journey from life to death, he tries out to reach millions of people, just to show that there is no fear for death, and so we should live life to fullest, not only for materialistic happiness, but for something which comes from heart, so that you don't feel dissatisfied, don't feel envious, and feel overwhelmed by what comes to you back.

This blog post seems too short to post, what the book is, and me too short of words what impact it has had on me, which will continue to be forever as a teacher....Its 5th September today....HAPPY TEACHERS DAY




Morrie, the COACH and Mitch the STUDENT

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I would have never dared...

Would i ever think of leaving my comfort zone and going to the places where i have never been before. And that too alone!!! NO WAY!!! I would have never dared to....

This goes back to a book, i finished reading recently that is EAT PRAY LOVE by ELIZABETH GILBERT.
This is a travelogue of finding pleasure, spiritual seeking and defining her own self.

At 34,  Liz (Elizabeth), goes through a difficult situation of divorce which is like rebel to her husband (and to herself). Her love for Italian language lands her in Rome (ITALY). The way she fights back her loneliness and depression, tries to find pleasure, gets some good friends, understands the culture, learning process of ITALIAN by joining a school and by interacting with people, the ways in which she tries to alleviate mood (which includes EATing too much of pizza, pasta, and desserts) brings out her qualities like love for independence, never say die attitude, her adaptability (Think you don't understand a word and you land in ITALY), and her travel talent of making friends.

Her love relation with DAVID means a lot for her, stays on her mind for coming months and she thinks a lot of what should not have happened ..... An expression "SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE" describes her state with DAVID (she was trying to fix up a relation, wherein she could have never been happy). Leaving apart the things which do not get along good, you must have done it much earlier, LIZ.....leave him and find your way!!!

After saying GOOD-BYE to ITALY, LIZ comes to INDIA to learn devotion, mediation, finding GOD, learn YOGA....Are we youth listening?? We better learn our values and culture. Her experience in an ashram (school where mediation, devotion are preached), changes the way she thinks. She is successful in getting out all negative thoughts, 'living in past', and getting positive energy and all good reasons to live a great life.

Dropping out her plan to 'understand India', and continuing to 'understand herself', and 4 months of effort to learn devotion, Sanskrit, mediation, yoga and all PRAY makes her well prepared to leave for Indonesia.

She's a fan of medicine man (the person who treats ill in BALI). In Indonesia, she helps a friend, buy house, learns some other mediation techniques from the medicine man, and falls in LOVE, with a person 17 years older and basically a BRAZILIAN. The unconditional love of Felipe (the Brazilian lover) makes her story end like a fairy tell. (Remember: they happily lived ever after)

She left an impression on the mind that writers who seem to be conservative, like loneliness (of course self imposed), linger in their own thoughts, the other face being liberal, friendly, impulsive.......

Leaving with her line~~~~
"I wanted to explore the art of pleasure in Italy, the art of devotion in India and, in Indonesia, the art of balancing the two." ~~~~~ ELIZABETH GILBERT

Friday, August 27, 2010

Finally thinking of LOGOUT!!!

Just before this post, i logged in to my account of ORKUT, signed out. I didn't understand what made me to do it within seconds. (seconds is a better word, minutes might be interpreted too long). The same i did with FACEBOOK (though the seconds spent on FACEBOOK were more :P). LINKEDIN doesn't have much significant updates (Read happenings), so logging in alternate days is fine. Although many people are TWITTER fans, i am not 'touched' by it.

Is everything alright with me? Am i down with some weird syndrome ? Do i need to see the doctor tomorrow ?

Yeah, everything is fine with me, except that the stage of life cycle of online social network is changing with me. 
(Stages: Introduction, Growth, Saturation, Decline) (These stages hold true for me as customer/user of service, not for the product)




Let me state in one line my journey with online social networking sites.Fear-Like-Love-Addict-Get Rid.

When it was introduced to me, i had a fear in mind about its vulnerability, fake profiles, misuse etc. The reason being environment of conservatism during earlier college days and unaware of instructions for usage.
As and when i understood many explicitly understandable and subtle applications (as in what to be viewed by whom, security concerns), i liked it. In fact i started using it regularly.(Read everyday)

During the growth stage, i loved it. Keeping logged in for hours, chatting with friends, searching some old buddies, adding photographs, videos, scrapping, liking, commenting was a holy duty.

As time passed on, and saturation stage brought its dull colors, chatting with same old friends, just asking howz u? howz life at ur end? seemed to be too boring. New time killing methods were games (Searching the treasure and shooting the bubble :P), applications ( opening the life box, what is the hidden meaning of your name, when would you die) and all sorts of activities, which didn't have justification to be done. (I still don't have one)

And now, at this stage i feel like these sites are good, as long as you build a healthy network, use them with a purpose, and yeah for a limited time.(May be seconds).And here i reach the decline stage. I have been trying to log in occasionally and not waste some good time. And guess what i have been pretty successful in that. (A pat on my back) :-)

Hope i don't login after i end this post. :P

 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

A bit of incredible India!!!

After the blog post of exams, i felt more burdened ;-). So to relieve this burden, i felt i need a day-break. My mom felt even she needed the break. So we planned a short trip to OMKARESHWAR, one of the famous places of devotees. On the note, I am not a kind of religious person, or someone who goes to place or worship every day or follow some fast or alike, i agree that there is some infinite force which is the cause of existence of all the living and non-living things.

Omkareshwar is about 90 km from Indore. Its located on the bank of river NARMADA. The way by road is good as long as you go by private vehicle. State transport may give you bangs. Dense trees can be seen along the way. The weather was good when we had been there with some drizzling on and some bright sun.

When we entered Omkareshwar, we paid 30 bucks at a booth.( Pilgrimage tax i suppose). At the parking area we were greeted by 'n' number of people who said "VIP GATE se darshan karwa denge.10 minute mein darshan ho jayenge" ( Means we will take you through the VIP entrance. It will take only 10 minutes for you to worship and come out). We denied. Then we were greeted by boatman asking if we needed the boat to go to the other side. ( The temple is at the other side of the holy river, NARMADA). We asked him the charges, reply was 2200 bucks. "HUHH", was my first reply.

(I thought, i traveled from Indore to the place paying 1500 Rs for traveling 200+ km. And for worship of GOD to go at other side 2200 bucks and that too in an engine boat, which worked with help of a small fan and made sound of MASS decibel :P  (Are you listening GOD???).

The boat in which we traveled


He later on stated that only to go on other side and come back, he would charge 400 Rs. We negotiated. (Trying to apply management). The matter was settled to 350 bucks.

We traveled to the other side of the river. The people who sell the worship items were one of the smart businessmen i have seen. The reason: they sold one of the item for Rs 1 only if you buy another items worth Rs 20 or more. This is call the "CONDITIONS APPLY" THEORY. (*)

As we moved on, we saw the crowd and lost hope of getting out in some hours. Finally came to rescue the ANGEL of GOD (The agent who would charge Rs 350 for entry through so called VIP GATE). We agreed to the angel, because we didn't wanted to invest our hours in line. Finally we finished with a short meeting with GOD's idol. (By the way, did i mention that the meeting did not even last for 350 seconds!!!)

We left the place within an hour.

On my way back, i thought~~~

If every vehicle entering in the town pays the tax, why is the place so stinky, filthy?

Why do people believe in bathing in holy river washes away all their sins?

The person who was called ANGEL above, ate some gutka, (local term for crushed arecanut with tobacco and some other ingredients) and people paid many ANGELS thousands of bucks a day. (I apologize to myself for doing that, but some inevitable condition made me to do that)

What would be the effect on GDP of India, if all the people visiting such places had not been there?

How much have i paid for 350 seconds of encounter with GOD? (1500 for vehicle+350 for the boatman +350 for the ANGEL +50 misc. = Rs 2250 only ) Had i not paid it, and not come here, how would have i spent it?

And many thoughts roll on..............

On the way back we visited a place TINCHA. A glimse of it at the end of this post to end it in a better way



A glimse of TINCHA falls

Friday, August 20, 2010

Back to my world!!!

Don't get surprised when you read the title. I was not alienated :P.
But i was away from my real world, the only mine. Didn't get time to read, think, write, cook, talk with BITTU (My parrot pet) for almost a week. The reason was EXAMS; The single activity I have not been able to analyze. Analyze in the terms of its usefulness, productivity.

To test on my math, lets count the number of exams i have appeared till date:

School from Standard 1- Class i graduated: 4 exams a year * 16 years = 64 exams
                                                                   64 exams * 6 subjects (minimum) = 384exams
Post graduation: 6 subjects* 6 exams = 36 exams/year and the counting still continues.....

The above math is excluding the tutorials, tests, quizzes and vivas'. {the POOR me :-(}

WOW!! I'm feeling proud of myself for studying  for 400+ exams. But the next moment my pride is all dissolved.
(Don't think i have taken the exams like glucose).I have all written sincerely. (My D-circles serve proof for it, they remained pretty long :D :P)

Jokes apart, why is there no feeling of pride? Because i hardly remember what is static electricity, the wars in history books, the formation of metamorphic rocks, the endocrine glands, the chemical structure of ether, benzene, the reactions of fuming hydrochloric acid, the types of muscles in frog (is that muscles or something different, i dont even remember that)!!!

Then why was i taught all that, which i could not remember? Could any body recall all that he/she has learned?? The pragmatic answer for this is NO. Then why put in resources like time, money, energy, mental efforts in something which has not been productive.

I also agree that there is no other easy method like exams to gauge where the student *(Read Individual) stands academically. 

But then this is not learning. This is not education. I am not a great system changer or developer. But what i understand is somewhere, sometime it is to be changed: From unproductive process to productive/ the REAL KNOWLEDGE GAINING PROCESS.

And my last line dedicated to all the VIRUSES :P (Principal VIRU from 3 idiots) ~~
THE BAROMETER OF EDUCATION IS NOT ACADEMICS

 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mera number kab aayega!!!

Today thoughts are flooding my mind (as always). Thoughts about ye mujhe kab milega?? wo mujhe kab milega (* ye and wo symbolizes any thing/person/position etc)

Everyone of us has the same kind of psychology, ki mera number kab aayega!!!(Except few abnormal people).

Mera number kab aayega~~~~~~~~~

Ye duniya dekhne mein

School ki admission ke line mein

Result ke board pe

Phir college ki admission line mein

Cineplex ki popcorn stall pe

Railway station ki ticket-window pe

Employement news ki advertisement wali job mere haath mein aane mein

Shadi ke liye achi ladki/ladka milne mein

Promotion hone mein

Ek bada ghar banane mein

Ek lambi si gadi ghar ke samne aane mein

Mere bacho ke admission ke line mein...........................................and the story continues........

The other day, me and my friend had a conversation about being impatient. Why have we become so impatient? Why are we in hurry to get everything? To experience good things? (Anyone of us is not being impatient for bad things)

After that conversation i realized we are not being impatient. The world (*read as people) is running so fast, so furious with no stoppages. So do i err when i say, i don't want to be left behind?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday evening...

I have a mixed feelings about malls and something called as 'MALL CULTURE'. Sometimes i feel, this part of organized retail has elevated the standard of living of people. Sometimes i feel, choti-choti si dukane hi thik thi.

I seldom spent my Sunday evening, in a mall, simply looking at things, which i would never buy. But  'TOUCHING' a thing, feeling it,  gives a different pleasure (THE TANGIBLE EFFECT).

Today's evening was destined to be spent at a hypermarket. (We are not used to listening hypermarket, so for convenience i have written it as MALL). One more reason is my mom wanted to see it. (We have been living in tier-3 city and  MALL CULTURE has never been a part of our lives).

Some things which i pondered upon after visiting there:

1. People visit malls, like a flock of sheep.(people of all age groups particularly youth). I saw children taking the cart to places, and i remember, at this age, i was busy kicking a ball in a garden or playing some or the other outdoor games)

2. The consumer basket has changed its appearance. ( People were only interested in buying grocery and provisional items, as a part of regular shopping 10 years ago, but now crockery, furniture,apparels, luxury items have become a part of regular shopping)

3. The words which cause more footfalls for malls even during these monsoons, are 'SALE' 'OFF' 'DISCOUNT' 'OFFERS'.

4. When people visit a mall, the bucks spent are always more than planned budget.

5. One thing that i made my mom understand umpteen times this evening is; automatic stairs don't make you fall. But she didn't give me a damn. (Remember the post GENERATION GAPS)


6. My mom didn't feel tired at all, whereas i wanted to hit the bed as soon as possible. {When you experience something for the very first time, you feel excited and the level of excitement goes on decreasing each time (principle of marginal equity)};-)

7. The hypermarket was deprived of a corner dedicated to books, movies, music and art, the reason which makes people like me stay away from these kind of stores.

8. Specialty stores should be preferred for 'NOT VERY OFTEN BUYS' like items of electronics, furniture etc. The reason being number of varieties, sales and after sales service. I had a bad experience of buying an furniture item and an electronic item in a mall, for which the after sales service was poorest. (Note: the degree of comparison)

As I am writing this post, my mom's shouting from the kitchen ki agle Sunday phir chalenge. I hope, i remember this post of mine, when i think of visiting the mall next time (Learning: To spend a beautiful Sunday evening in a mall is one of the worst ways of CLOSING the weekend)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Rain, coffee and a new post on blog!!!

While i look outside the glass pane of the window, i can run my fingers on it to write my name on the moisture, which is formed on the inner side, and smell the coffee which is about to boil and spill over. It has been combination of  short wet and dry spells in Indore since a month. It has been raining since morning today and i have not got a feeling to get out of my cozy blanket. WOW!!! rains, a cozy bed, coffee (pakodas : additional on menu), some romantic songs and a post on blog. (A picture perfect type of thing for me).

While i write this post, i have been going through a online shopping site for books, which is currently showing the recently published books. I have been making my mind to be a consistent reader, which i don't know, how far will i be successful in. (Oh! My lord listen to me!!!)

Something very interesting to share, I just read a line on a blog, "YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO DECIDE EVERTHING, BUT EVERYTHING YOU DECIDE, IS ALREADY DECIDED". I interpreted the writer of the blog described something called as DESTINY.

I know, this post is totally unstructured,  but this was the way it was ought to be written (my destiny and the posts' destiny).



 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

HAPPY wala FRIENDSHIP DAY!!!

I realized that 2nd of August was the friendship day for this year, when a message popped out on the screen of my hand phone saying," Friendship is not just another word, its another world filled with care, faith and happiness".
It made me think so much!!! Is is really?? This post is to tell what questions my heart asked me at that moment.I have found my answers. I leave it to you, what you believe!!!

Friendship, as defined TECHNICALLY (oops!!! the last blog was based on technology) is a relationship of intimacy, intimacy which is greater than association/acquaintance and lesser than a personal relationship.

Is friendship a relationship? Do i give it that worth when my friend really needs me? Am i a friend  who is there only for hanging out for a movie and at pizza junctions? Am i a friend of a person, who is so much selfish who would go and talk to a person only when he/she wanted and not even go and ask when friend is at the worse of illness ? Am i a friend who has a 'FREE' wrist to get only NOT-SO-IMPORTANT friendship band ? Or Am i a friend who needs your help to understand the concept in text books and cases and forget you after the exam is over? Am i a friend who celebrates friendship day with different friends each year and forget my old friends? What i believe ki time will decide whether we remain friends or 'WE' are the one who will decide the longevity and quality of the friendship? (*hidden meaning of QUALITY to be interpreted by readers themselves as applicable for them)

This post made me remember all my old and new friends!!! Thank you for being there, AS A TRUE FRIEND OR NOT SO TRUE FRIEND!!!

I have got my answers. Have you got yours ?????

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Generation GAPS!!!

Every time we hear a GENERATION GAP, a picture stands in front of our mind~~~~
A very old man~~~A young man~~~And a small boy (You can always imagine the opposite gender for this. Don't think I am favoring a gender, and demeaning other)

This post is here to say something similar. Today morning when a man collecting the internet bills rang the doorbell, I paid him and he went away. But my Mom had series of questions lined for me.

First she asked, for what did you pay him? when i answered, "It's the internet charges", she had another question within no time "What is internet?". When i tried to explain her about internet and search engines and websites, she did not listen to the answer carefully and immediately went away from the room saying, "WE don't understand this internet and search. search what???"....(she did not remember the concluding part)

She started telling me, world has changed. We never had these things. She seemed as if these changes had spoiled the living of people, whereas I feel WOW!!! Technology has done wonders!!! She feels its so difficult to use a mobile phone, and i feel Thank god! I can have long chats with my friends. She feels i waste my time by using a laptop, whereas i feel NO FOOD, chalta hai.....but NO LAPTOP, I will die. And many such things have difference in opinion.

The message i want to convey, is this is generation gap!!! I would simply define as,
" DIFFERENCE IN PERCEPTION"

Start to blogging!!!

BLOGGING!!! Its not for me...I had never given it a second thought...I am  interested in following some really good blogs (which have varied topics).
It's 4.03 A.M. and I am thinking what really made me enter into world of blogging...
But i am very clear that i have not started writing, craving for comments or to win a race (*DISCLAIMER: NOT INTENDED TO DISGRACE EFFORTS OF ANY PERSON/ GROUP)...
I have entered into blogging for my own happiness!!! I am into habit of reading good blogs, found myself been ADDICTED to them, felt fascinated how people could write so wonderfully, on so many topics...
(one more thought which made me take a pen (read as TYPE), is when you express what you feel, may be you have a better sleep) (**think of me posting this at 4.30 A.M.)
So here it goes...hope I am successful in what the description says....