Monday, November 1, 2010

I would appreciate if you answer this question?

Last week my friend called me to my mobile,
Friend: How r u?
I said, ‘I am fine, thanks. How r u?’.
Friend: I am doing great. How is life?
I said ‘That’s going fine and nothing much special’.
Friend: Ok, so how many people did u really appreciate today?
What? I didn’t get u? I said. (It sounded strange to me)
He repeated the question. How many people did u really appreciate today?

I didn’t expect this question from him and I don’t know why he asked it. I tried to answer the question, but my answer was none. I asked him why did you ask this?
My friend said, Just try doing it.
Then I started thinking about it and got some thing to share with you.

We all write blogs and everyone have our own reasons to do it. Some may say - that’s their hobby, some may say - that’s how they share ideas, some may say - that’s the place to scribble whatever they like, some may do it to be familiar, some may use this as a business medium. Whatever might be the reason, just think that if no one commented on our blog / if no one follows you / you come to know that no one reads it. Would you really feel happy?  Well, you may or may not. But think the other way, if people comment on your blog / follow your blog / you come to know that someone reads it regularly, then you will surely feel happy. I bet you.

So I thought that a small response to a person will surely motivates him, encourages him, makes him/her feel good, makes him feel someone is close to him, which is equivalent to appreciation. Now-a-days a person has more virtual friends than actual friends who he daily meets and talks to. But the same thing is to everyone whom we meet everyday in office, in family, with wife/husband and with friends. Listening and responding to them. That is how a person feels recognized and appreciated. So I am and hope so we are.

When I give more I get more, and I feel that there is always something to give. (U don't believe me, u need an example - 'Smile' )
Then these words struck to my mind,

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world today than for bread.
-Mother Teresa.

So How many people did u really appreciate today?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Don't Prejudice

Yesterday, we went to play cricket match. That was the third match for us in that tournament (Didn’t matter we lose or win, because we had already lost the first two). Before the match had started, there was a photo session for both the teams, ours and opponents. I saw the playing eleven of their team and felt little happy, I said that we are going to win this match (At least that would have consoled our last two loss).

Until I saw their team, I didn’t have any idea about the match. The moment I saw them I thought we will win. The reason is, in the playing eleven of their team, 2 were above 50 yrs old, 3 were above 40, 3 were below 30 and others are above 30. In our team all were youngsters, and their age is below 30.

Since our captain won the toss, we opted to bat first. Before our batsman’s get inside the pitch, the fielding was set. There were 4 slips and others were inside the circle. Watching their field, settings people in our team started laughing at them. The match started and the bowlers were old people. They bowled brilliantly and fiercely, and took the wickets one by one. After seeing their bowling none of our batsman were willing to get down into the pitch voluntarily. They bowled excellently and they knocked out us in 62 runs in 15 overs.

We totally got disappointed and then we made our mind to play with hope. We started bowling, they slowly started sending the ball to the boundaries through the ground and later through air. The match ended up in 4.4 overs.

It was like a big slap to me. I asked myself that, ‘how dare you could judge people before they show who they are?’. It was a good lesson to me. Then I thought I won something today and left from the ground happily. 

On the whole, we enjoyed the match with all these fun and had a nice dinner too (Chicken Biriyani).  


Thursday, October 14, 2010

By the River Piedra I sat down and Wept..

Paulo Coelho has always been my favorite author (because I didn’t read many books of others, but truly he deserves to be a favorite author of many). ‘The Alchemist’ was the first book I read and that gave me the interest of reading books. Then reading became my habit. I read most of the Paula Coelho’s books. Recently I read his book called ‘By the River Piedra I sat down and wept’. It’s a beautiful love story written amazingly as he always do.

We may not get some experiences and the morals in our life, but we get it through reading books. Here are some quotes from the book I recently read,

‘Roads are made to be travelled’.

‘Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks’.

‘The wise are wise only because of they love. And the foolish are foolish only because that they think that they can understand love’.

‘If we cannot learn to look at life with the innocence and the enthusiasm of childhood, it makes no sense to go on living’.

‘It’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggle of your dreams than to be defeated without ever even knowing what you are fighting for’.

‘Love doesn’t need to be discussed, it has its own voice and speaks for itself’.

‘Love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we reject it, we die of hunger, because we lack the courage to stretch out a hand and pluck the fruit from the branches of the tree of life. We have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness.’

‘The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us’.

‘Only a man who is happy can create happiness in others’.

‘A divided person cannot face life in a dignified way’.

All the above are beautiful thoughts. Just felt like sharing with you guys, hope it’s a good learning to all of us. Wishing all of you to dream..

Friday, June 25, 2010


Seek and see what you want
 Understand what you see
  Convert it into your dream
   Create your own way
    Engineer your dream
     Share your victory
      Serve the world...

 This is my way of defining Success. Whats urs?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

He is my Hero...

'Have proper food, On time'
'Don't worry, we'll do it'
'Things happens the way you think'
'Wish People you meet'
'Respect Others'
These were few words my dad used to tell me...
But I didn't bother much when he said these words...

But Later,
I paid a Doctor to hear - 'Have proper food, On time'.
I searched for a friend to hear - 'Don't worry, we'll do it'.
I shamelessly took notes in Personal Development Programs
which says 'Things happens the way you think'.
I got beatings from my Teacher to hear - 'Wish People you meet'.
I went to church to hear - 'Respect Others'.

Then I realized, My father is
A good Teacher,
A good Doctor,
A good Motivator,
A good Priest,
A good Friend,
And what else..
He means a lot to me
And now he is my Hero...

Friday, April 30, 2010

First Sight...

That was the first time
I met her..

Looking at her, my eyes asked..
Why can't I have this sight always..

Looking at her lips, I thought..
Why can't I have this smile always..

Looking at her hands, I felt..
Why can't these hands hug me always..

Looking at her legs, I dreamt..
Why can't she walk into my life forever..

At the first sight with all these in mind,
How can I stop proposing her???

I went close to her and said 'I Love u'..
As usual, A bigggggggg slap...
But with an unusual reply,
'Why were u so late idiot'...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

It was in 1993, I was doing my third standard...

         It was in 1993, I was doing my third standard then. In the beautiful valley of blue mountains (My native place), one of the schools there was used to screen a movie once in a year for their students. Others also can go to watch the movie with Rs.1 ticket. So my cousin and I were planning to the movie. Next thing is to get Rs.2 for us and another Rs.2 for sweets (Specially Chikki) which they sell in the stall.
        I went to my dad and asked Rs.2 requesting that we want to go to movie. I could have asked another Rs.2 but I didn’t, because my dad was very strict (what I felt then). I was scared to ask it. So What’s Next? How to get the other Rs.2? We both planned and went to my grandmother.
       Granny, we want to go to watch the movie, please give us Rs.2? we asked. 'Go and ask your father’ she replied. ‘We asked him but he didn’t give’ we said (Lied). She felt pity on us and gave us Rs.2. Wow!! Great Achievement, we thought (we were clever) and went to the movie.
        My granny was angry (Because of her love on us) and she went to my dad. ‘Only once in a year they screen a movie, why can’t u give Rs.2 for them?’ she shouted at him (with rights because she is his mom). ‘I gave them’ replied my dad with confusion. ‘Then why did they come to me and ask Rs.2?’ she asked him (She did her best part). My Dad’s BP raised and was waiting for us?
        We both enjoyed the movie, the sweets and we were coming back home (We didn’t know that big party was waiting for us). We entered the home, my dad asked us ‘How was the movie?’, ‘Its superb’ we said. ‘Why did you get Rs.2 from granny?’ he asked with his voice raised. ‘We didn’t’ we both replied him. That’s all, after two minutes, there were so many red coloured scribblings in our skins which we could understand very well then.

Moral of the story:
Please don’t ask anything from your granny, better ask your grandpa.

Then I realized that he didn’t hit me for Rs.2 but he did it because I lied. From that day I don't lie(U should believe this)..

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Beautiful World.....

“What is blogging? Someone scribbles something, others read it, many like/unlike it, a few comment on it, a few follow them. What is this rubbish?” – I thought, before I started reading the blogs.
            Once I started reading blogs, I found that almost all of those who are blogging, share many things from their own life, their experience, their learning, happenings around them, their happiness, their worries, their wishes, their dishes, their creative thoughts, their views, their works, their health, their talents and the list is big. I have read some blogs where they have even shared about insults faced by them, but the way that they have written it, shows their positive attitude on that.  
            Then I realized that, in this busy world (Where people don’t know where were they, where they are and where will they be) blogging is a beautiful medium to communicate, update and share ourselves with others and others with us. This is another way to know - What are our friends/family doing? Where are they? What do they like? What are their views? What are their talents? And many..
            The comments from our friends/followers really make us feel good and it gives us the feel that they are in touch.
            Priya’s - Bindaas Baatein, Amit’s - Randomly Arbit Thoughts, Smriti’s - Dreams Have Wings, Subramanian Iyer’s - Iyer-n-Higher, Kavi’s Musings, Kevin’s – Just a Thought.. are the first few blogs  I followed. All of them and their blogs brought inspirations to me and I started blogging..
            Thanks to everyone and hope we all make new friends, keep in touch with them and extend this beautiful world in our busy world. 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Without You, I am Lost...

The day I got you
in my life..
You gave me an identity
to this world...

With you,
I dont know what loneliness means..
With you,
Nothing is farther and everything is nearer...

You know what?
Though i am far
from my mom, she said me that
you made her feel close to me

Without you
I feel: I lost the world..
Without you
The world feels: I am lost..

Any Guesses about whom did i describe here? You may be right..
But i have an answer here for What did i describe here? and not Whom.

Its cellphone/Mobile phone. Hope you can relate it now. When I gave my mobile phone to repair for a week then I realized the importance of it. I remember i had studied about Fundamental needs of human beings in second standard, which says Food, Dress and Shelter. Now the list is big, it also includes Cellphone, Debit/Credit cards, ATM, TV and Internet. Hope we all have experienced a world without these things in our past but now can u imagine a week without these things? These are become fundamental things in our life.
With this thought, I have many questions....
1. A good country should facilitate all the fundamental needs for its citizens. Will our nation be able to facilitate, considering all these things as fundamental needs?
2. Now the new generation uses all the above mentioned things from their birth. How will they feel if these things are not there for a day?
3. How long can a man survive without depending on these above mentioned things?
And many such questions....
Hope you might have come across the same experience.. How did u feel?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The First Kiss...

Anything we do/get for the first time, will bring us excitement and fun into our life, sometimes to others too. First birthday, first day to school, first friend, first love, first girl friend, first date and many such things. Here i want to share such beautiful experience.

Its the first kiss. She was very cute and beautiful. Anyone who come across her could not stop admiring her.        
            She felt shy and her face turned red.
           Her smile was so welcoming.

Yes these were the first few kisses given by my camera to her.

I am interested in photography, so i bought a new camera two weeks back. Since it was the first time for me to hold my camera and to click these pics, i felt very happy and excited. It was a beautiful experience and just felt like sharing this...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Women's Day...

It was a weekend, all our friends planned to go to Juhu beach in the evening. We were six (three boys and three girls) and we were ready to pick a rick. So i stopped a Rick and asked 'Baiya Juhu?', he said no. He crossed us and he went near the girls, they asked him 'Juhu?', he said OK and they went.

Another day in the canteen, I ordered a masala dosa and was waiting for that. Another colleague of mine came and she ordered the same. The dosa was ready and he called her saying 'Madam Dosa ready' and gave it to her. He saw me and said, 'sorry sir, just two minutes'.

There are many such examples... By this time, Many of you might have brought such similar experience to your mind which you had come across? Do you think it is fair?
Waiting for another two minutes doesn't bother me much..
And feeling angry on them also sounds silly..
But in all such situations, how do women feel?
Are they really feeling thankful to men?
Are they feeling that they are powerful than men?
Are they take this as an advantage?
Are they really feel pity on men? OR Are they really say 'Thanks' to them?
Who knows? It depends on people who are there.

But I just asked myself that 'Will that happen the other way, 'Saying no to a woman'?.
Is this happening because, we give priority to women? or we respect women? or its the feel to attract the opposite sex? or we really taking care of women?. Who knows? It again depends on people who are involved. Frankly speaking, I could have also done the same out of respect/care/to attract.

Whatever it is, I am not blaming against any gender. On 8th March we have celebrated Women's Day, Its good to hear and all were happy about it.
I wish, soon we all should celebrate these days in a positive way and promote gender equality but not discussing harassment's against genders.

Happy Women's day...(Too late to wish but felt like scribbling)

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