Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Surviving Winter.....


Hello friends....
All of you living in Northern or Eastern part of India, very well be knowing that how the temperature is falling every minute in these part of India.....Well, the mercury level is dropping down every minute like the morality falls in our day-to-day life.... :(

Frankly speaking, since last couple of days, instead of living my life out of the comfort of my warm blanket, i am seriously thinking about going into hibernation. Butttttttttttttttttt for some one like me(a middle class Indian) earning bread n butter is perhaps much more important then thinking about those comfort of  life.......

I remember, during my childhood my mother would heat the water, give me a bath, wipe me and wrap me in a Razai, making it sure that I was ready to fight every minute falling mercury level. Even I used to have my dinner form her hands while hiding myself totally inside that Razai....Actually back then winter did not seem as harsh as it seems now....THANK YOU  MOM :)

But now, may be because of AXE EFFECT( AGE EFFECT actually), this lowering mercury level making it difficult for me to live a normal life.....

Every night before going into sleep, I ask myself  "Should I wake up early in the morning and go for a walk or stay back in the comfort of my warm blanket for another two hours.....???"

While having my morning tea, instead of concentrating on the newspaper in my hand, I keep on thinking "Should I take bath or not...???"  And if I am not taking bath "should i spend some time inside the bathroom and come out after sprinkling some water into my hair so that others don't come to know that i didn't take bath....."

Again in the evening after coming back from workplace, I am in dilemma  "Should I wash my face or not...???"    If not,  "should I stay for a while inside the bathroom keeping the tap open and pretend to be fresh when I come out.....???"

Well, you might be smiling now on my cowardliness but for me taking these decisions are not that easy and that makes the winter even more bitter for me....... :(

Buttttttttttt after all these hardships of winter,  out of all the weathers, I like Winter most because....
"Surviving Winter together brings the couple closer"....isn't it....???


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Friday, December 16, 2011

Life goes on.....



We all know that life is full of events....Sometimes they are good and at times bad too......

Events happen in every body's life and with every event and happening there comes emotion attached with it. Indeed there is a lesson too for us in every thing that happens in our day-to-day life.

As you all know that just recently I had to go through a situation which I never thought of and so was never mentally prepared for it. Even when I shared that with all of you here at my blog, I was not sure what the end result will be. But now after about more than a month, I firmly believe that God is always there to take care of all of us and whatever it is, will be the best for my family and myself(Insha Allah).

I may not get all what I lost but hopefully I will be able to have again what I need because I have a feeling that the universe wants us to make  happy and it is certainly going to give what one need even if it may not give what one want.......

And this is how our life goes perhaps.........
"SOMETHING  TO TELL - SOMETHING  TO LEARN"

At times life does look like a game board.......... 
"WE   WIN SOME - WE  LOOSE  SOME"


People changes and things too go wrong, butttttttttt.......
"LIFE  GOES  ON"


In fact its like a movie to watch while smiling through tear filled eyes......


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PS:  Thanks a lot friends for all that moral n emotional support you gave during this tough period of mine....it does mean a lot to me and my family.......
i will be visiting all ur blog space one by one....i know its a long break this time but will try to catch up with all of you.....Thanks again... :)



Thursday, November 17, 2011

.........:(

जाने कैसी साज़िश  हुई 
(Jaane kaisi saazish hui)

मेरा घर मिट्टी का था 
(Meraa ghar mitti ka tha)

मेरे  ही  घर  बारिश  हुई  
(Mere hi ghar baarish hui)

 :(    :(     :(




Hello friends, going through very tough moments.....About two weeks back there was a theft case in my home and i lost every thing.....lodged an FIR, tried hard with all the social and administrative contacts i had but nothing seems to be working and the efficient police force blaming me that why did i left my house unmanned for one day and asking me to name the culprit, the investigating officer advised me yesterday to forget about the incident and warned me not to leave the home unmanned next time....... i know, i am one bloody fool who left my home unmanned for one day and if at all i knew the culprit i would not have waited for the police to act, rather i would have kicked him on his ass and taken care of every thing that was needed.......but unfortunately its not so and forgetting about all those things that i earned in my twenty years of service period is not so easy for me......

Anyways, just trying to start life again...need your wishes n blessings......





Friday, October 28, 2011

Blind race of Life.....

If we see around us, we find everybody is in a hurry and people are simply running to get something....
"Na jaane kis manzil ki talaash hai sabko"
(God knows, what we all are looking for)

We all are running towards our goal without even thinking about anyone else. In this blind race of our life we don't even notice when our childhood has left us on the way and when our youthfulness has turned away its face from ourselves.

In the end when we stop after this long tiring journey and start looking at the balance sheet of our life, we find that what we achieved is Career, Position and finally some money........and then we start thinking that, "is this the only motto of our life....????"

In fact today, most of us are in the grip of materialism, where there is hardly any space for emotions....where we try hard to make our balance sheet heavy at the cost of our emotions n relations and finally when we look back into our entire journey, we think.....
"Yaar, paise to bahut kamaaye, lekin khushiyaan na kamaa sake"
(we did earned lot of money but couldn't earn the joy n peace)

"makaan to aalishaan banaa liyaa, lekin ghar na banaa sake"
(we did made a huge luxurious building but couldn't make it a home)

In fact in this materialistic age most of us try resisting ourselves from following our heart and those who follow their heart and give value to emotions, we call them "CRAZY"..... Perhaps  we don't understand that following our heart means being human actually....

In fact we just don't remember that we are not a machine whose efficiency is rated on its horse power and the amount of profit it can deliver for its owner.... But, we must not forget that there must be some difference between machines and humans.....

I think today in this fast-paced  21st century life we all need to take time to allow our souls to catch up with our bodies.......



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Sharing these lines with all of you which i had read somewhere......

Zindgi ki is daud mein daud ke karnaa kya hai
Yehi jeena hai doston to phir marnaa kya hai

Kab doobte hue suraj ko dekha tha yaad hai?
Kab jaana tha shaam ka woh dhalnaa kya hai?



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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Joy of Life....



Festive season is on. After "Durga Pooja"  here comes the festival of lights "Diwaali" and if you are from Bihar or Eastern Uttar Pradesh then "Chhath" festival is also not very far away. In fact these festivals give us a break  from the tiring pace of hectic day-to-day life and get ourselves refreshed. Actually the origin of these festivals is from the philosophy of sharing our joyful moments with our friends and relatives.

Few days back I got an invitation card saying, "your presence can change this small occasion into a festival for us", it means that if we share our little joyful moments with each other keeping our heart open, then we can make these small moments of our life as great and joyful as any big festival can be.

The great philosopher Sukrat said "People look for wealth, property, social status etc and struggle to get these through out their life but for me spending some quality time with my dear ones is the most satisfying and joyful"...... but unfortunately today in the rat race of earning name n fame, we don't have time to share our joyful moments with our friends n relatives and even the festivals are being celebrated within the fore walls of our two bed room flats......

In fact, "rising of sun", "blooming of flowers", "fulfillment of our tiny wishes", "meeting with our old lost friends" and "a sip of hot coffee with our loved ones"....these are the moments which can give us joy, happiness and a sense of satisfaction too, provided we share them properly n honestly with our relatives and friends......







Monday, October 10, 2011

Our priorities and their outcome....



There is a common saying........"Change is the law of nature"
And rightly so......Because every thing within us and around us changes with time...with age...and with circumstances.

And so does our priorities.....Yes, our priorities also changes at different stages of our life, for example, when I was a kid , my priority was to have fun with anything or anyone around me. After few years when I raised a little in terms of age(being a five feet giant male, I still need to raise a little in terms of height), I started thinking about my studies and future career....And the moment these thoughts started coming into my idle mind, my priorities started changing and then the priority was to complete my studies with whatever resources I had and have a respectful life.... Once I completed my studies and got settled, my priorities again started changing and  were like getting married, having kids and get them admitted into descent schools....

And now, when things are somewhat smoothly settled into my personal n professional life, I have a feeling that once again my priorities are changing and this time my responsibilities are becoming my priorities......Yes, my personal responsibility like looking after my old aging mother(unfortunately I lost my dear father few years back and I can't even think of losing her), fulfilling the needs of my wife n kids and ensuring an environment for kids which can help them to become a good human being and in turn give them a respectful life too(INSHA ALLAH).... Apart from these personal responsibilities there are certain social responsibilities also which has to be given priority at times, because I personally feel that it is our social responsibility that keeps us bonded-together within the society.

Buttttttt sometimes I do feel that in the process of fulfilling these responsibilities I miss certain things which might have given some more amount of satisfaction to me on personal level...for example, recently one of my blogger friend and a popular blogger Alpana Jaiswal came to Patna and she was kind enough to inform me about her arrival. The moment I came to know about her Patna visit, I was excited to meet a blogger in person and had a plan to spend some nice time with our families together. I did visited her place for very short amount of time to meet her and was really nice meeting her with her daughter and mother. But unfortunately, the very next day of that short meet I had to leave Patna to attend some social get-together at my native village(again a social responsibility turned into priority). And somehow I am still not able to meet her again....Sorry Alpana ji, hopefully we will meet again at some other place if not at Patna(INSHA ALLAH).

Perhaps this is what our life is, that sometimes we are just not able to do what  actually we want to....

Is it because of our pre-defined priorities...???.....OR just  co-incidence...???


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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

iron Lady....



Well, there is no need to mention that recent 12 days fast by Anna Hazare paralysed Indian political system by capturing the media attention and inspiring hundreds of thousands of people across the country.......But in India where hunger strike is known as a common tool of protest , not all of them capture the public support and media attention in quite the same way as Anna Hazare and Narendra Modi did in recent past, and Irom Sharmila is one of them whose lonely and nonviolent struggle against the disputed Armed Forces Special Power Act(AFSPA)  has endured in obscurity.

Irom Sharmila of Manipur has been on fast for more then 11 years, yes it is more then a decade now that she has not allowed even a drop of water to pass through her lips. The episode that prompted Sharmila to begin her fast took place on 2nd Nov. 2000 in Malom, a village near Imphal, where after an explosion along the main road, the Army men killed 10 people that include a teenager and a 62 year old lady. And in protest of brutal killing by army men, Sharmila started her hunger strike demanding repeal of AFSPA and was arrested shortly after beginning her fast on charges of attempted suicide. She was sent to a prison hospital in Imphal,  where began a daily routine of being force fed via a nasal drip and it is continuing till date. The soldiers claim that they had been fired upon but the judicial inquiry found no evidence of firing by villagers.

I think the only difference between Anna Hazare and Irom Sharmila is that Anna is able to galvanize public support through various means. Most importantly he could get a media glare to reach the mass at a rapid pace, where as Sharmila's battle is so silent and confined to Manipur only. But why can't the media do its part to get Irom Sharmila some attention. I mean you report if Big B sneezes or Katrina coughs....So please do your part for Irom Sharmila too.

But again what has Sharmila got to give to media if it backs her, a little amount of TRP in the North-Eastern region....Well who cares, when they are getting much more TRPs by showing Big B's visit to meet his charge sheeted friend and by covering Narendre Modi's high profile fast......

I personally feel that if there is any true Gandhian at present then it is Sharmila but our authorities as well as society is not even as responsive to her as the imperialist Britishers were to Mahatma Gandhi. I think its time that people of India join hands in convincing her to put an end to misery.....Her life is too precious to be wasted like this.

By writing this post here I am not saying that in response to Sharmila's hunger strike government should have withdrawn AFSPA from that region, in fact Govt. knows better about merits and demerits of the disputed act. But what I want to say here is that the Govt should not give an impression that it succumbs to the pressure of rabble rousers only. In my view it should listen to Irom Sharmila and pay her due regards and if rules of the game can be twisted for Anna Hazare, why should the Govt not heed the demand of a silent sufferer. We must note here that she is suffering in silence only and not blackmailing anyone....




Friday, September 16, 2011

i wish.......



i want to go back to the time........


when "innocence" was "Natural"....
when "getting high" meant "one swing"....
when "drinking" meant  "Rasna"....
when "dad" was the only "hero"....
when "love" was "Mom's hug"....
when "Dad's shoulder" was "the highest place on earth"....
when my  "worst enemies" were "siblings"....
when the only thing that could "Hurt" were "bleeding knees"...
when the only thing "broken" were "toys"....
and....
when "good bye" only meant "till tomorrow"....


"Life has changed a lot"......... isn't it.....????

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PS: hello friends, i am  sharing these lines  just to show my presence here.... i know it has been too long to post something new here and to read all those new posts written by you all..... A big thank to all of you for your massages and e-mails asking about if there is something wrong with me......it really means a lot to me....Thank you so much to all of you for your mails and massages... i am just fine and little busy with some personal things, will be back soon here(INSHA ALLAH)........THANK YOU....!!!

Take Care....
irfan.



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

unfortunately, I am not Anna....

Thank you Blogjunta



Undoubtedly he has brought nation on a crossroad where you can see almost everyone claiming to be ANNA by wearing a T-shirt  or a cap written "MAIN ANNA HOON".....they are doing every thing to show their hatred for corruption....Of course its a good sign for any nation and all credit goes to Anna Hazaare.

No doubt each and every individual should come forward to support Anna's cause for eradicating corruption. Even I want to be there, shouting those patriotic slogans while facing a TV camera, wearing a T-shirt stating "Main Anna Hoon" and holding a tri-clour ...But unfortunately my day to day run for earning bread n butter is just not allowing me to be there and do all those patriotic acts......But does that mean I am supporting corruption or I am no more an honest citizen???.... well, perhaps this is what most of the people want to prove that whoever is not supporting Anna visibly by being present at their respective cities chowks, or whoever having his own view for fighting corruption which is little different from what the "civil society people" actually think, is not supporting the very cause of opposing corruption and in turn he is a corrupt.

But I personally believe that everyone in India is not corrupt whether he shows his sentiments against it or not.... or even the so called Jan-Lokpal bill is not a magic stick, that will eradicate  corruption overnight. In fact its going to be just another law with some added provisions which ultimately requires people's will to be implemented and used honestly.

Moreover honesty is not something that can be forced on people by merely making some law, in fact it is something which comes from within..and after all its a matter of being honest to ourselves first.....but I doubt on being honest to myself because I know that tomorrow when time will come to admit my son in the best school of the city, I will try all means(fair and unfair) to get him admitted there...I know there are plenty of school teachers in that crowd shouting all those slogans of patriotism, they will guide me(for known reasons) to use all those unfair means to get my son admitted and I will be glad doing that because after all its a matter of my son's career and life.....and that LPG dealer standing in the crowd with tri-colour in his hand, is he going to oblige me with a new gas connection with his folded hands, just because i genuinely deserve one........well, I doubt......





Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bharat Varsh



'Main  BHARATVARSH  hoon'

'The united India of pre-independence period'

'The nation which had no boarders in between'

  'Ek Dil..........Ek Jism.......Ek Jaan'
(One heart....One Body....One Soul)

But thanks to our great national leaders, who divided me into two by drawing a line over my body, without even bothering that how painful it was for me.... I still feel that pain....but who cares....and the irony is, they are still trying to divide me in the name of region, language and culture.

They divided me in the name of peace, but poor me, still looking for the peace....

They divided me physically by creating a line over my body but could not divide my soul, as you can see, still our culture is same...our language is common...and even the colour of the blood being shaded after each and every blast is same.

I still remember those days when patriotism for my citizens was "Love for their nation"... but those great leaders made them to believe that one can be patriot even if he hate others in the name of language, region and religion.

I am sure, all those great souls who were responsible for my partition, must be realising now that disputes between humans can't be resolved by simply dividing them through a thin line, rather division made situation more grim and the disputes took a new face which is much more ugly....and in the long run its humanity that suffered.

OK..whatever happened is happened....I know, nothing can be done now and I can't change my past but you all can make my future, so now on the eve of Independence day, I request all my citizens to stop fighting in the name of language, region and religion....start working hand in hand for some good causes and give me some reason to feel proud of you.






Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sense of Smell....



Ever wondered what the world would be like if we couldn't smell anything?

You may think why I am asking it here now....Well, believe me , there is nothing like suffering from a bad cold to make one realize how much we would miss having a clear sense of smell....Yaa, you got it right, I am suffering from cold and missing my sense of smell these days.

I am just not able to feel the aroma of the variety of dishes being made in kitchen at ”iftar time” during Ramadan....and the smell of wet earth after a good shower is something I am not able to enjoy these days....Aah, how can i forget the whiff of those Jasmines when I pass a woman who wears it in her hair.

I remember when I was a kid and used to travel with my father in the general compartment. The train journey would not complete without my father having consumed several cups of tea from the Chai-wallahs(Tea vendors)...And even today while traveling, the aroma of tea takes me back to those crowded compartments and I can almost see my dad holding that little plastic cup in his hands and enjoying every sip of it.

The scent of talcum powder reminds me of my dad getting ready for office....and the fragrance of Kastoori attar, my uncle's favourite, reminds me, when me and my cousin used to sprinkle that attar on our dusty T-shirts and take deep breath to feel its fragrance.

hhhhmmm....Each of those smell evokes a sense of comfort and nostalgia.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Describe in one word....


"Hello Friends, Can you describe me in one word...???"

No....No....Wait.... I am not asking you people to say a word about me, in fact this is a facebook status from one of my friend asking to describe his personality in just one word...Moreover how can I dare to expose myself by asking this here..:P

Anyways, after reading the above mentioned status question, my first reaction was, "wow. someone needs some attention now",  then I honestly tried to  pen a word about him but could not do so because the moment I was typing one particular adjective for him, there was another word coming into my mind and somehow every next word was looking more appropriate for his personality....and finally after few honest attempts, I realised that, this game of describing someone in one word may seem very easy at first look but it is not that easy in fact.

Then I started asking  some of my friends that "What is the one word that describes themselves best???"...and most of them immediately came with a single word like Honest, Modest, Talented, Faithful, Energetic etc....etc....but before I could say anything they came up with another word and so on.......and finally they were just not able to stick to one single word for themselves.

Going through the whole process I found that for anyone it is not that easy to describe himself or someone else in just one single word, because when we start analysing some one's personality as a whole then one single word is  too limiting perhaps.

BTW,  "what is that one word which describes you and define your personality......???"








Saturday, July 23, 2011

wish, i had a remote....



Forgive me friends... I know, I have been such a bad blogger during last couple of weeks and it seems like I have totally abandoned my blog space as I am not even able to respond on your valuable comments here....No excuses, but its all only because of some personal n social responsibilities coming in between me n blogging... 

And while trying  to perform all those responsibilities properly and to the best of my ability n capacity, just wish if I had a remote control like thing for my own life, so that i would rewind my life to the time when I was about 8 or 10 years old....when Mom used to provide all those lovely things which i liked most to have and Dad was paying my School fees...... In short life was just perfect for me.

But now, I am grown up n have to perform so many roles, all my dear ones expect me to behave like a responsible guy. Whenever there is an issue in the family, I often called on to give my opinion... I know, its all their love n affection for me, but going through all these sometimes i just want to curl up between my Mom n Dad and fall asleep without any worries as both of them would be there to take care of every thing around.

hhmmm... I know it is all just too much of feeling......and all will be well.... I will be fine too in next couple of days.......

In the mean time, I am just trying to go through all your new Blog posts, though sometimes I could only manage to read them and somehow not able to leave my comment there.... But its really an awesome experience to know so many people through their written work. In fact, I am in love to your writing styles and your approach towards different shades n colours of life. Believe me in about seven months of blogging I feel so glad to have so many nice friends here, as you all know yourselves so mentioning name is not required and you all are blessings in different ways.

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend with your dear ones at your respective places.

Love n Regards.....
irfan.

Nahin fursat yaqeen maano hamien kuch aur karney ki...
Uljhanein Zindagi ki hamien kuch yun masroof rakhti hain...


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Multitasking....is it worth doing???





In a world where pace of life is so important that often frantic people who can multitask are typically seen as efficient and effective. In fact many of us think that multitasking can boost our productivity and it is something that only very talented are capable of doing. After all don't we get more done when we do more then one thing at a time.

But what about reading SMS while driving or talking to someone over mobile phone while we have one hand on the steering of our car???

In fact, I witnessed a man driving his car while he was talking over his mobile phone and just could not manage to stop properly at a red traffic signal and finally ended up colliding with a bike going ahead. Fortunately there was no serious injury to the young man riding bike....but such things may lead to a serious accident.



Actually when we are driving, it calls for synchronizing so many things to safely navigate the roads, like....monitoring our speed, scanning ahead for upcoming hazards, Glancing to side view n rear view mirrors and processing all these information while keeping our car in its lane. In addition to all these we tend to layer on the mental workload by chatting over phone and in the process we simply loose our focus on driving which may lead to fatal accident.

It is of course possible for us to successfully pour a cup of tea while chatting over phone but if we are writing an important email and at the same time start talking over phone with an important business client, then we may have a bottle neck of information queuing up to be processed by our tiny brain and we may end up with nothing doing proper and purposeful.

Personally I admire women doing multitasking, when they manage their kids at home and perform efficiently many important roles at their workplace.....But imagine if they start managing their kids from workplace while doing some important assignments or keep on doing official things at home while having an eye on their kids n make them study or making breakfast for them, then there are more chances that they may find their cell phone in the cutlery drawer....the sugar bowl in the fridge and the office keys???..Oh! Still not able to find them.....

Therefore, I personally feel that multitasking often does not make us as productive as we think  because we cannot fully focus when  multitasking and it take longer for us to complete tasks and we are predisposed to error !!!






Monday, July 11, 2011

WORLD POPULATION DAY


“DIL MAANGAY MORE”

"With only 2.4%  of the entire world's landmass, India has 17% of the world population....Special thanks to all those who worked tirelessly 'day n night' and made it possible"




Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Discovery of New India....


Friends do you ever wonder what life in prison is like??? I know for most of people the answer is unknown and quite preferable too.

While going through an article about the behaviour and activities of people inside the prison, came to know that some of prisoners that includes everyone from those fighting for equality to convicted murderers, wrote masterful works, powerful letters and imagery filled poetry...like.....

”Mein Kempf” or ”My Struggle”, the famous autobiography of Adolf Hitler while he was imprisoned in Munich's Landsberg Castle for taking part in the Beer Hall Putsch in 1923....

”Le Morte d’Arthur”...This is the famous collection of tales about the King Arthur written by Warwick shire's knight Sir Thomas Malory, when he was imprisoned during 1450.

”Don Quixote”, its a novel about a man's mad obsession with chivalry and courtly love, written by Miguel de Cervantes when he was in jail for financial discrepancies.

”The Discovery of India”, written by Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, and the major portion of this historical book was written during his stay in prison.

There are many more too.....

Perhaps, writing may have been one of the only ways for these authors to pass their time in jail, but most of them have come out with several famous books, and the topics of those books written in jail ranges from criticism of social issues of their time to some revealing autobiographies...

And while going through all this, my idle mind is just thinking that today when people like "Suresh Kalmadi" and "A.Raja" are living in jail. There must be some wise thought developing into their super like brain and if those creative thoughts motivate them to pen down a book then, what will be the final outcome????

hhhmmmm....may be something like....
My experiment with Telecom
or
How to play with the Games
or
Wealth from 'Common Wealth'


What do you think.......????



Saturday, July 2, 2011

youngistan meri jaan.........


Whenever any senior member  of my organisation retires from his job, a question that bothers me is, "if someone who has to perform limited duties and responsibilities has to retire once he attends sixty years of age, irrespective of his fitness and good health, then why the gentlemen who have got huge responsibility to run the entire nation are allowed to continue in their office even when they are old enough and can't even walk or speak properly....???

Look at Mr. Manmohan Singh, no doubt he is well educated and a nice human, he was the leading person behind economic reforms in India, fair enough, but does that make him most eligible to lead the nation??? Don't you think there are some other qualities like Dynamic, Charismatic, Youthfulness etc also needed to occupy that chair. In fact the person who is the face of entire nation can not even deliver his speech by looking into the eyes of audiences....even during press conference his answers are slow to the extent that by the time he completes, one may forget some part of the question actually...Don't you think all this is because of his age, he is a youth of about 79 years.....


And now the first citizen of India, 76 years old Madam Pratibha Patil....on occasions one may forget who is she??? Because till now what does she has to her credit except for being present at the swearing ceremonies of ministers or saluting the National flag.....well, at her age what else you expect from her???...Do you want her to go for jogging like Obama goes...Oh come on, "Bachchi ki jaan loge kyaa???? kuch to age ka khyaal karo....."


Lets have a look at the opposition bench, the BJP... Can you name someone who is their leader at the moment  for the Prime Minister post(if at all they get a chance....INSHA ALLAH)...i find their top brass busy in "NOORA KUSHTI" among themselves, to occupy the top chair.....and in present scenario there is always a possibility that someone like MR Advani will emerge as consensus candidate who is 84 years old now.



Even when BJP was in power the man at the top was Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee....very noble, an intellectual of his class, a great orator of his era....but when he became PM he was 73 years old...if you remember then US President Gorge Bush used to go for Jog with his dog, while Atal ji was barely able to walk into the Parliament....



I never raise question on their abilities or qualities as administrator, undoubtedly most of them are well experienced and highly qualified...in fact what i mean to say here is, when an ordinary Govt. employee is declared unfit to work further once he completes 60 years of age, how these Politicians can perform their best when they start the job at the age when an ordinary Govt employee is not treated as fit enough to continue with his job.....and if you look at the duties n responsibilities, you can very well imagine how much more energy and enthusiasm is needed to run a nation like India....As per the census record of 2011 India has the largest youth population in world.....what happened to them???....Where are they all??? Is this our Youngistan???

well, may be...."The older, the wiser perhaps"......!!!


Thursday, June 30, 2011

holding together....


Since last couple of months after reading some beautiful and thoughtful Poems at few blogs, i was trying myself to pen one, but unfortunately was not able to do because after putting all effort, in the end what i could get was in no way a Poetry but very close to prose. But thanks to my blogger friend Sancheeta Biswas of ”sensitivity” who edited my "half prose-half poetry" so beautifully that finally i am able to post a Poetry here.

Thank you so much Sancheeta ji for making it possible for me to post a poetry here. I know without your help and support it would never had been a Poetry again.....and you know what it was before your editing......
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you and a cup of tea.
the vapor is the flavor of your wishes.
let the vapor not reside your spects
let your vision be clear where i can rest.
for i will be the tissue,
wiping off hazy glasses,
to make you see more clear 
let me kiss your eyelashes.
make me feel more near
you are mine and my cheer
a touch, a rub and affection
a cup of tea and me in perfection
my fingers roll on yours
holding the cup together.
a sip, a dip together
with all verses of emotions,
let it last for ever.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Girl in a rainy night......


It was about 9:30 in the night and was raining heavily, standing at the road side i was waiting for a taxi. After few moments i saw a girl of about 22 years coming out there, perhaps she was also looking for a taxi and in the process was unsuccessfully trying to protect herself from the rain.... in the mean time a boy of about the same age group of that of her, also came there.

I observed that the boy while standing there was staring and smiling at the girl, and perhaps he was trying his best to make that girl feel comfortable there. In the mean time all three of us were trying to stop the taxis n autos passing by there, but in-vain.

During the process we asked each other about our destinations and started talking in a friendly atmosphere. In the mean time a taxi came and girl boarded into it and after knowing that the boy also has to go to the same locality where she had to go, she asked him to share the same taxi as no other taxi was available and looking at the situation the boy obliged her gladly by getting into the taxi. As i had to go to the other direction so waited there for another ten minutes till i got one taxi and reached my destination.

Next morning when i narrated the whole story to some of my friends at the work place they almost unanimously said that, for sure the girl would have been a prostitute, so she took the boy with her in the same taxi..... I could not say them any thing but was thinking "why these people can't take it as a good human gesture by that girl....?

Because somehow with my observation there, i strongly believe that she can't be of that type, what my wise friends were claiming her to be.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Expressing Love with Time n Technology....



As we all know that in ancient times during early period of civilisation, when there was no language for them to interact with each other, people used to express themselves with certain facial expressions and indications...Historians believe that, prime reasons behind the development of language must have been Food, Security and Expression of Love n Sexual desire....

And in the long run with the development of language, people stared innovating new ways to express their Love and feelings, such as....Smiling, Staring, Wandering around, Leaving a note into books, writing their name together into a heart on trees n walls,  giving flowers n gifts etc...etc....

But after doing all this, just a two minutes affair of telling "I LOVE YOU" to each other was still a problem for them, and they used to take months and years for the right moment to come...So, just to avoid this two minutes nerve breaking situation, people started using "LOVE LETTER TECHNOLOGY"....

In fact for a long period of time this "LOVE LETTER TECHNOLOGY" was the most suitable n appropriate means for them, there was a sense of security into it, as the chances of situation getting adverse was less with love letters.

But slowly over the period of time these colourful Love letters were replaced by Telephones and Mobile Phones....Actually Phones have become an integral part of our Love Stories now, even the Bollywood heroes started telling.........."What is your mobile number????

But problem of saying 'I LOVE YOU" for the first time was still there, because after all Phone is not something which could enhance one's courage and confidence, so that He or She could simply dial a number and say  "Hello, I Love you"....

Therefore, to make it more easier n safer, people started sending some friendly n romantic SMSs with these Mobile Phones and keep on waiting for an affirmative reply from the other end, and once they start getting green signal in the form of SMSs, they could easily move forward and express their Love....



And now with the use of modern technologies n techniques our Gen-next has gone miles ahead, and before expressing their love to some one, they use search engines to look for some one who fits into their criteria and whom they can love, in their own way of course.....


So, for most of them expressing their love is no more a "Two Minutes Nerve Breaking" phenomenon now, rather its like making strategy before expressing their love to some one....and this LOVE, starting from search engines and then walking hand-in-hand in social networking sites,  happily ends with a "one night stay together"........
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here i leave you with a  typical n traditional Love Letter which i had read some where earlier...........

आप से जब कुछ कहने का ख्याल आया 
बड़े  जतन से हमने लबों को सजाया 
राह में जब भी आप नज़र आते थे
लबों पे सजाये हर बोल बिखर जाते थे
आज तक आपसे कुछ कह न पाये 
हार के अपने जज़्बात इस काग़ज़ पे सजाये 
यूं तो ज़्यादा नहीं बस इतनी सी ख़्वाहिश है
एक साफ सुथरे प्यार की नुमाइश है
हाँ कह देना अगर ये प्यार कुबूल है
ना कह देना अगर यह मेरी कोई भूल है
probably some of you might have got one like this at some point in ur life :)
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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Forget n Forgive....



All of us have been hurt, betrayed or humiliated...and more often this is done by some one very close to us....May be a parent, a sibling, a friend or a spouse...and when that happens, it gives bitter resentment....it forms something like gangrene with in us, which in turn becomes a grudge in our heart against those people.

And from here we start thinking to extract our pound of flesh or simply we want to take revenge....and perhaps this unquenchable desire for revenge is quite natural for every human being.

But why do we think of revenge, when someone hurts us knowingly or otherwise???

Well, one of the most important reason is that we no longer want to live with that grudge, instead we want to feel better....and once some how we take revenge, we start feeling relieved we start consoling our self that now its ok and we have extracted our pound of flesh.

But here is the twist, couple of days back, i read an article about taking revenge and forgiveness, it says "the best way to feel better after being hurt is not through revenge but forgiveness"....The author says "forgive your enemy because it offers tremendous psychological and physical benefits".... it further says, "When you forgive, you no longer go through your life emotionally handcuffed to the person who hurt you".

But my question is, "if forgiveness really has so much benefit for us, then why many of us insist on revenge and resentment?"

One reason may be that because we equate forgiveness with weakness or capitulation....we believe that forgiving means saying that we were wrong and someone else who somehow did wrong to me was right.

But according to the author of the article, "forgiveness is not about letting the other person off the hook, rather its about pulling the knife out of your own gut."

What i like most about the article is, it says "while our whole life is coloured with ideas of revenge and bitterness, the other person blissfully remains unaware of our misery and doesn't feel anything bad."

And finally i have come to a conclusion that  "its always good for our body and the soul to forgive them who hurt us"....but again, its not that easy always....
what do you think ????.....

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