Thursday, November 8, 2007

Happy Diwali....!!!

You can see the enthu in the air, the lights all around, the 'bheed'...people moving around places to wish their close ones the best of the festive is the same as it is every year. One festival which is celebrated with full rigor in India...and why not, it is THE festival - of lights, of harmony, of homecoming!
But sometimes you just remain unaffected by things around you - as someone rightly said 'you loose the charm of things around'. You are not an ounce influenced by what happens around you. Life demands a lot from you and you do indulge in what is expected out of you, but within, your silence speaks all that you want to know. How is it when everything around you, the happiness, the spirit, the joyous festivity - everything comes to a standstill because you chose not to get involved? Can you really switch off your mind from everything else and be in your world? I can. I definitely can. It is sad and it hurts, but sometimes, you just get so influenced by life's pains...the way it shows happiness to some and hurts to few others.
I want to cry. Not for myself but for so many others who live within their own worlds - in silence.
But like I said, life demands, and I absolutely follow what life demands. I am going to celebrate the festival with my dear ones with a bang and wish all of you the very best in your life.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Does every relationship has an expiry date???

When I read this line “Every relationship has an expiry date” in the profile of a friend, for the lessons he learnt from past relationships, My mind races through the number of instances where I’ve caved in to accommodate somebody else or the number of times I’ve wished a person for their birthday or anniversary when said person doesn’t remember my existence, forget birthday.

Is it true that every single relationship romantic or otherwise has an expiry date? Is it true that every single relationship has an ulterior motive? The motive is achieved and the relationship lapses and is renewed only upon a fresh set of requirements? Or have we just given another person so much importance that they take you, your emotions and your needs for granted in an insensitive sort of way while you end up making excuses for the other person’s insensitivity since said person is a priority in your life?

But as per my opinion, every statement has multiple dimensions to it. It all depends on how we interpret them. For instance, for this statement in the very First look anyone can think it is very negative in nature. But, little more thought applied to it makes it more broader. It is "we", who define "expiry date". Not just for relationship, it virtually applies to everything.

Incase you are wondering why I am ranting about this, well I am just venting - retrospective effect. Nothing going on in my life right now that I regret :-) So I thank you God!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Where is GOD???

Interesting read... one of the funniest fwd's received... Grab a laugh... :)

Two little boys, ages 8 and 10, are extremely mischievous.

They are always getting into trouble and their parents know all about it.

If any mischief occurs in their town, the two boys are probably involved.

The boys' mother heard that a preacher in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys.

The preacher agreed, but he asked to see them individually.

So the mother sent the 8 year old first, in the morning, with the older boy to see the preacher in the afternoon.

The preacher, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly,

"Do you know where God is, son?"

The boy's mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there wide-eyed with his mouth hanging open.

So the preacher repeated the question in an even sterner tone, "Where is God?!"

Again, the boy made no attempt to answer. The preacher raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy's face and bellowed,

"Where is God?!"

The boy screamed and bolted from the room, ran directly home and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him.

When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, "What happened?"

The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, "We are in BIG trouble this time.


("I just LOVE reading next line again and again")

















GOD is missing, and they think we did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Happy Friendship Day... :)

This post is dedicated to all my friends on the occasion of Friendship day, which falls on 5th August this year… (i.e., first Sunday of August)

Friendship day makes me wonder about my friends and my relations with them. Why do I need friends? I have work, my family members, and entertainment. What else do I need to live comfortably?

I guess I need friends because I want to share. I need friends because I need somebody who will be there with me when I fall into bad time. I need friends because I want to enjoy being in a group. I hate loneliness and family alone cannot make me feel in the group. For that I need friends, because I want to let somebody know about my deepest thought, my ideas, and my real emotions. Only a good friend can help me share all these.

We take many things for granted in our life. We take air for granted. We take it for granted that the sun will rise again. Similarly we take it for granted that the friendship will never suffer. But that is false. If we don’t water the plant of our friendship regularly, our friendship will suffer and we may create distance with our close friends. We need to value them and value their friendship. So on this occasion I would like to thank my friends for being with me in my happiest and saddest moments ever. Thanks for your lovely friendship. Happy Friendship Day..!! :)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Is keeping secrets really difficult......????

It is rightly said that one can share any secret with a true friend. Your true friend may know your deepest fears and weaknesses and yet will never take advantage of you. However, keeping a friend's secrets to yourself and not telling the world about is what makes the bond grow strong and last forever. You need to develop a trust and mutual understanding before you start sharing secrets with each other. With friends, secret talks never seem to end and it can get really amusing to know what has been going on in your friend's mind.

Guarding a secret is the same as guarding one’s chastity. Those who keep a secret, whether personal or a friend’s, keep themselves chaste. Conversely, those who spread secrets damage their honor and reputation by leaving them unguarded. I recently came across a blog wherein the blogger in the form of her views or perspectives revealed the personal life of her so called best friend…!!

So, here is my advice for the friend of blogger… If you want to tell someone a secret, be sure that you could trust him or her with your honor. He or she must be as meticulous about keeping your secret as he or she would be about his or her own honor. An unreliable person, one who is ignorant of the value of chastity, should not be entrusted with keeping your secret.

Keeping a secret and respecting the secrets of others, as opposed to prying into them, is a virtue related to self-discipline and sensitivity. Those who lack understanding cannot guard a secret, and those who do not care about the consequences of words and actions cannot be considered discreet.

It is usually wiser not to relate your private concerns to others. To do so can embarrass loved ones and delight enemies, and have other unpleasant consequences as well.

Hearts are created as safes for keeping secrets. Intelligence is their lock; will-power is their key. No one can break into the safe and steal its valuables if the lock or key are not faulty.

Bear in mind that those who carry others’ secrets to you might bear yours to others. Do not give such tactless people any chance to learn even the smallest details of your private concerns.

If you entrust another secret to someone who previously disclosed one, your lack of perception and poor judgment in choosing a confidant is plain for all to see. One whose own heart is firm on this matter and who is vigilant cannot be deceived and seduced repeatedly in this way.

By disclosing a personal secret, you are interfering with a person’s honor; by disclosing a family secret, you are interfering with the family’s honor. A secret is a power only as long as it stays with its owner, but is a weapon that may be used against its owner if it passes into the hands of others. This is the meaning of one of our traditional sayings: “The secret is your slave, but you become its slave if you disclose it.”

Explain what you must, but never give away all of your secrets. Those who freely publicize the secrets of their hearts drag themselves toward an inevitable downfall, but be very sure of trusting anyone before sharing your personal life with anyone.

EX-tra factor of Auto Guys in B’lore

Been in the city (Bangalore) for over 10 months now, I still feel like an alien…!! May be b’coz of the Ex-tra business here…. And, I need some EXTRA time to adjust to the culture of this city... !!

Just out of my office… there is always a long queue of AUTOs (almost 20 Autos if you literally count…) But… its not so easy to get a ride in any of these Autos… Even if they offer you a ride… that will have lotzzzzzz of conditions apply and what are those conditions… i have tried to list some of their CONDITIONS here...

It’s hard and just next to impossible to find an AUTO who goes by meter or doesn't charge any amount as EXTRA….

The rates are very complicated to understand… I am just wondering how come they calculate that how much to ask extra and when to ask…??

But one thing that I came across… And, I would like to share here…

In the day time (Day time hours are general 9 am-2 pm) they’ll charge 10 Rupees EXTRA for sure… But if you end up asking them WHY EXTRA??? The answer would be very simple… “MADAM… No RETURN… We have to come empty…”

Hey man I m not bothered wheather ur auto comes empty or filled… LOL

It’s not at possible to find an Auto between 2 pm – 4 pm… as its their Lunch time…!! Now, u might wonder… Are all the AUTO people are having lunch at the same time…?? Literally all the autos disappear from the road during these hours… :P But, u might get lucky at times as few auto guys (the good ones) can take you for a ride… but… but… that will happen only once in 1000… :D

As soon as the clock touches 6 in the evening, their rates goes off to One and half… The one and half is the Night fare which is officially permissible to Auto Guys after 9 pm…. But I guess their night starts at 6 pm and lasts till…….. I jus don’t wanna guess…

But…but… but… if they are charging u One and half of the meter after 6 only… wat u’ll pay after 9 pm… it could be anything they can ask you… Double… Ten Rupees Extra on Double…. Twenty rupees Extra on One and half…. !! And, just because… Their AUTO RETURNS EMPTY….!!
Ohhhh god… when does the Autos of these guys will be filled after dropping us and we’ll stop becoming victims of their Ex-tra business… :(