Sunday, 18 January, 2015

The evil that men do!

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Today evening as I hit the mini market after my evening stroll, I saw a man and a kid in the store. The kid was tugging his father towards the toy section to show him some thing which eventually he will make him buy. But the father, a poor man by his attires was trying not to pay attention and was acting busy so as to ignore the boy's intentions. slowly the scene started changing. the boy started hitting the man and when his new trick also failed pathetically, he began to call his father, names but not long since the man slapped the boy hard, so hard that the boy fell down. The man stood staring at the boy. his gaze was sharp and held a lethal warning "Boy, you gotta stop this or I will make sure you will never ever repeat this". A minute later, the boy started crying, and crying to the top of his voice. The man became the center of attraction, People started cursing him for not attending the boy'd needs, Finally fed up with his lunatics, the man dragged the boy to the toy section and let him pick up the red car! Minutes later, I saw the man keeping many items back at the cash counter. He did not have enough money! The boy was still standing there with the red car tightly held close to his chest. When I looked at him, he gave me a little smile, a smile of a victor!. In a moment, he
took me back to my childhood days. A less privileged, but happy childhood.

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As a child, I had a lot of requirements which, at that time, I thought important. But many of them were turned down by my father which, at that time, I thought was an injustice. With time , I got used to those rejections. Needless to say, as I grew up, my requirements were molded to suit my fathers ability or my capacity to fulfill them. Later in my life, when I grew up, up enough that I started earning an income, all these suppressed desires slowly began to surface. There were no more sleepless nights, there were no second thoughts! When I wanted something, I had it. But it was then that I realised that my requirements grew with time. It never stopped, It grew day by day to such a formidable extend that I could not afford to have the luxury of many of them and of the numerous eye candy items in my acquisitions,many were lying useless, lot of them unused, some left aside after a couple of uses and some completely abandoned as unworthy!. It was then that I remembered my father, things he said in person, back some years, which at that time I regarded as a bridge less generation gap, which now strikes me as golden words, or for that matter a golden rule for any individual's life. We live only once, and to make that living happy and ever worth remembering, there was this one rule , simple and plain. Call it a rule or a kind of discipline, his words were " Understand the difference between need and want". A simple rule, yet a powerful one! I started following it, life became less complicated, the road seemed to be easy and smooth. A simple life had its own benefits!

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Time passed by and my needs also increased. Wants off course were  sky high and I could never touch it. It drifted away day by day, but I was still happy, all my needs were fulfilled. In fact I understood that they were all in my achievable limits and my wants aka wishes kept me going. Life was a long ride!

Now imagine a man with out a wish, not a single one, for him or for others. I would say he is long dead! I believe, wishes keeps us going. It gives us a target, a destination, a direction, an aim, a reason  to live. We will have to work towards fulfilling our wish , if not for us, for our dear ones. But it must always be there at the back of our minds that it is just a wish and a wish is always a wish.Similarly a need is a need too. Never let your need turn in to a wish, It will make your life miserable, insignificant and less appropriate. Life suddenly becomes not worth living, Not worth at all!

Wednesday, 5 November, 2014

I saw a girl

I saw a girl !
(courtesy : google)
I have seen her before
In all her shabbiness, all her sluggishness but
This was different
This was quite unlike her
And I saw her again
And again and again
Everywhere…
 like a lamp ; Giving light, spreading it to more flames
Like the tide ; Constant, unfailing, untried
Like the sun ; Leading, waking up all, synergizing
Like the sea ; Full of opportunities, so full of life
Like the wind ; Soothing, cooling and relaxing
Like fire ; Ready to take on anything on its way
Like a tree ; Nesting us all, giving shade n shelter
Like the river ; Flowing, nurturing and nourishing
And I admire her, not for what she did
But for what she did to us!
For showing us - how to be
For telling us silently – why to be
And letting us show – what to be
Today I thank God
For giving her to me
As a friend, a light and a light house
For a few has it all.
With her by my side, I know
I’m fortunate coz
I know have it all !I know have it all !

Friday, 7 June, 2013

It is a beautiful life!

Nothing can explain the agony of being away from their loved ones, but at times we are so used to it that the pain becomes a habit, but it doesn’t make sense either to state that it doesn’t exist. It exist, the pain remains, and we realize it only when we actually get rid of it. God’s wonderful creations, as we all are, are intensely flexible to any conditions that we may face in our lives, and sooner or later we get through, sometimes what we think is a dead end may actually be a new beginning, like a butter fly that comes out of a cocoon! It becomes so unfair to blame god for the troubles we undergo in our lives, because, without those troubles, we would not have known what happiness means, our lives would have been empty, so dull and monotonous, like a king who always wins a war, who, after some time feels like all his accomplishments were much inferior to what he lost in his life, what he sacrificed to be victorious.

We have heard many a times that a man who gets to do things he likes is happy and is fortunate if he gets paid for it! But today I will say, learn to like what you do and learning to do justice to what you do is all it takes to keep yourself happy. Try hard; avoid comparing yourself with people, for, if you do, you will perish, if you compare yourself with a person whom you think to be a better person, will morally kill you, and if you do it with people you think are below you, you will be so happy that you will stop progressing.

On this day let me thank all my loved ones (that includes my friends too!) for all the fuel they have provided to keep my life going this way, for without their presence, I would have failed to recognize this life so full of happiness!


Wednesday, 15 May, 2013

why must we look back?


How often do you look back? How many of us think it is essential to look back? How many of us know the why of it? Questions are some times better not asked , for who has time to answer?
I truly never thought I must look back all these years. When I said I don’t look back, that doesn’t mean I completely forgot my past, my friends and my own people, It does not mean I’m a shame less, ill mannered and arrogant brat who has forgotten his basics, No, that is not what I meant, I just meant, I was just trying to run away from the past, mould myself in to a better man, which I think, now I am.


There are some points that we always miss, There are some people who, in the beginning of the life race, were with us, but when we ran through all these years, mind focused on our aim, not let to be disturbed or distracted by anything on the way, not shaken by the hardest routes we travelled, not tired by the toughest climbs that we conquered, not let down by the weakest emotions that we overcame, not shattered by the relations we have broken and the the tears we had shed,  We had no time to look around but to move forward and we were far too busy to bother about people around us. We might have pushed them to move forward, pulled them to be in front, stepped on their shoulders to climb, broken many a hearts in deceit, ignored their cries and we are rewarded. But the success would not have been possible without them all, It is true that we are here today on the stand looking glad and proud to be what we are, but what if we were used up and wasted like many others?.


Now is the time we must bow them all who, gave us mileage, Every week man who let us go ahead, every person who sacrificed their life for our success, every single person who offered us a shoulder, and above all to God for choosing us to be the winners. It is time now to look back and share the happiness with them all, it is time to cheer the men who are following and who are lagging behind. Now is the time to lend a hand to people who may not make it without our help, It is time to carry those who are tired, It is time to guide people who lost their way, Above all it is time to let them all know that we are thankful, and that we care. It is time to wipe tears, to mend broken hearts.
It was a choice we made; the joys of life that we sacrificed, just to make sure there is brightness around, to have a happy future now and forever. Let us keep our doors open, let the light spread around, light lives around, and kindle hearts. Let us show people how it must be, let us inspire others and let us grow together, hand in hand.

( Dedicated to my dear friend Surjith for teaching us to see what must be seen!) 

Thursday, 9 May, 2013

Lets Bring Happiness Arround!


Happiness is the gist of life and every one of us knows that too. But what is happiness? How many of us would have actually tried answering this question. I bet almost none of us did! It is important to be happy in life but does it help us to be always happy? Questions are many and answers we all have, but it is now time to rethink of what we thought, it is time and not late, as it never is, to do the right thing, or to correct ourselves.
In this small world and a smaller life we live each moments struggling with life, trying to make it better, to improve, to grow, to be healthier, wealthier, to be superior and in the bargain we almost forget to live our life. Often times the happiness becomes restricted to a single person or a family. People seldom worry about anything that happens outside their perimeter. We are to blame ourselves for not being worried about others, but who would happily invite worries?
Feelings, be good or bad, can generally be called as a stroke,  and can be termed positive experience and negative experience  for good and bad respectively. A man considers himself always in the lower level or let’s says, amidst negative experiences or at the most in a neutral stage. He either thinks he is struggling or that he has much more to achieve. It becomes very difficult to find a man who lives in the positive zone, who is content with what he has, and live his life happily with whatever he has, without comparing or complaining.
We, human beings in general are ambitious, we have hopes about our future and have anxieties more than that. Each moment, we all try to enjoy a positive experience. It can be named anything from, happiness, gladness, relief, joy, satisfaction, success, peacefulness or calm. As matter of fact a person strives and struggles all through his life to be in a better situation and the struggle continues till his last days. A positive experience cannot be defined by guidelines. It depends up on a lot of factors like what you are, what is your social status, what is your immediate problem in life and the list goes on. A person sees a snake and is shocked eventually to plunge in to a deep negative experience. He will do anything from killing the snake to running away to attain a positive experience. But on the other hand a snake charmer, who is searching for a snake for a livelihood, is facing a negative experience and is trying his best to attain a positive state. If by chance he sees the same snake, he will become very happy.
So the question is what is happiness? The answer is, it is just a state of mind. So convincing your mind that you are happy with whatever you already have, must do the trick (But obviously you must try hard to reach to a safe point where you can take such a critical decision). The fact is, we all run behind money, fame, success, and many other accomplishments which, we think, will make us happy but imagine a time when you have all these, will your ambition come to an end?. The truth is a big NO. It is time we understand some lessons in life. We must learn to live a simple life, must learn to be humble in all our deeds, must teach our children moral values and social responsibilities, help others to an extend we can, preserve our nature and save earth in whatever possible ways and bring smiles around us.
Today let’s all pledge to be good human beings and bring some meaning to our lives. Let’s work hand in hand and understand each other perfectly and live amicably. Let’s set an example to people around, how a man must live his life. Let’s all be good examples of responsible citizens and let’s live our life happily ever after.




Monday, 29 April, 2013

jottings


coldness of
ignorance freezing me to
an early death


lost my sleep
over the chains lost
now for ever


the world is mine
heart  too-keep it safe
hands are yours!



middle of agony
and ecstasy lies
a happy life

sorrow


crying aloud
holding embedded 
fortunes tight

search


happiness hid
in me, when I
searched arround

impatient


life, an incomplete poem
I waited
for the next line

untold


till death will I keep
a secret 
never told

escape


fate, dry as summer
death,an escape
do I deserve?

relations


cut down or dead
the lasting clutch of roots
relations

heart


heart of rock
true she said
etched is love

chained!


darkest corner of mind
I found hate
eager to be unleashed

sunset


drenching sun with colours
till it ran away
in the fear of being quenched

dreams
shot dead
a soldier

God's gift
for people around 
my face

leaves fall
roots inter twain
marriage

on top of the wo


on the peak
one fascination
Depth!

dreamer

I slept over my dreams
but to see them again
and slept for ever dreaming!