To that special person,
who makes sure I give her a full update of my day,
who is ready to cook for me late at night when my mom is asleep,
who never gets tired of waking me up in morning how much ever time i take,
who always patches up and makes the first move even when its my fault,
who watches Roadies with me even though she doesn’t like it just to see me happy,
who gives me my pocket-money and the extra amount I need,
who knows all my friends and loves them,
who watches cookery shows just to make tasty meals for me,
who loves suggesting and helping me out in getting dressed,
who never scolds me that i cant cook,
who calls me when am late to reach home even by 10 minutes,
who tells me about all the new movie reviews,
who is my grammar teacher,
who is my latest trend and technology student,
who loves imitating funny dialogues from daily soaps,
who makes me watch almost every daily soap with her,
to whom I crib about anyone and everyone,
who is always patient with me always,
who I have hurt many times,
Who is my motivator,
who shouts in a loving way,
who cares the most for me,
who is the bestest and closest to me,
to my loving, clever, sweet, caring and the most gorgeous DADI (Granny), I love you! 🙂
So yes am done with this book by Mitch albom and its awesome!! I never knew that each and everything happening around me is so important and relevant! There have been 100 of times that I have almost escaped through a small road accident while crossing, never have i taken it as seriously until of course I read this book. Life after death…something I always felt fascinated about is portrayed in the book!! And no bit of it matches with my imagination, it is an eye opener in many ways! To me dying meant getting free from one life and entering the other…But after reading this book, I don’t look at death in that way! The book teaches us a lot about how we must lead our life by showing the life after we die! I love the part where he meets his wife!! Forgiveness is the most important thing i learnt from the book and of course it confirms my belief to the eternal love! 🙂 🙂 🙂 What is epic about the book is that Albom has told all this with a perspective of a person who feels he did nothing in his life! This book will make all the people who feel unimportant that their lives really have an importance, a tremendous value and are worthy of appreciation! Most importantly the book also proves that we all are connected by one magical string by our CREATOR! There is no difference between any of us…we are just the same and connected to each other affecting the lives of each other!! 🙂 🙂 The story is a touching one!! 🙂 🙂
My favorite quotes from the book being:
“Each of us was in your life for a reason. You many not have known the reason at the time, and that is what heaven is for. For understanding your life on earth.”
“holding anger is poison. it eats you from the inside. we think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. but hatred is a curved blade. and the harm we do, we do to ourselves.”
“Each affects the other and the other affects the next.. And the world is full of stories but the stories are all one” 🙂 🙂
This famous line is dhaapofied from the news show Sansani! The way the anchor says it, scared the hell outta me when i first heard it but now I find it amusing! Anyway my point is that this line suits our Indian scenario a lot! Its said that ‘be the change you want to see’…One good man is trying to be the change we all wish for 🙂 .. Indeed am talking about Anna Hazare! That man has ignited a fire which we Indians have to make sure is not extinguished until the purpose is achieved…the purpose that we live in a corruption free India! The purpose
that in future no parent can bribe to get their child pass,
that when caught breaking rules, proper fine is paid,
when someone commits a crime he/she is punished,
money reaches to the person it is entitled for,
no work should involve bribe and so on.. Now all this wont be achieved just by passing of Jan Lokpal bill! That my friends is just a start, its proper and efficient execution would be the real test! The Government of India today is the most corrupt Government we have ever had! Apart from being corrupt it’s also very slow….whatever happens, the Government’s reaction is always the last thing to come! We can take example of latest bomb blasts, Government’s reaction was late, meek and lame! Even the special squad from Delhi reached 14hrs after the incident! What clues will they get so late?? What has been done in that case?? My point to take this example was to show that the Government’s late reaction was not because it was taking actions! No, they are plain scared! Scared because they have no answers…scared because they never force the intelligence to work faster, all they do is fill their pockets! What amuses me is mostly the politicians are old, what the hell do they need so much money for? 😛 … One more point proving that current Indian Government is nothing but useless is that all the latest scams have been brought into light by the Supreme Court and not by Government!
And all the people who are out there who are trying to find corrupt things done by Anna Hazare, get a life! Before pointing at him look at your own self, am sure we are more corrupt than him! We are corrupt
if we listen pirated music,
read pirated novels,
break traffic rules,
bribe to get work done faster,
if we travel without tickets!
And if you have done that, you are as corrupt my friend! There are places where even if we don’t want to we just have to pay the bribe (yes, been there done that)! But how about taking a few people there and then demanding the work be done, sounds cool!
By no means am I saying Anna has done no act of corruption, am just saying that even if he has then after successful implementation of the bill even he wont be able to do it! Support the CAUSE at least if you don’t support ANNA!
The rallies conducted, candle marches done and shouting on camera isn’t enough! That will create awareness, but what next?? What when the Government is pressurized and the bill is passed? Will the battle be over? No, not at all! What if even the officials in charge of its execution are bribed or for that matter blackmailed or threatened? What then?? This ghost of corruption lies within us! We have to take an oath that we wont use any corrupt means to lead our life, and when every Indian tries to achieve that its then that we can say half the battle is won! 🙂
Lastly its important to state that ‘koi desh perfect nahi hota, usse perfect banana padta hai’ 🙂
For all non indian readers its hindi word for reputation (I know I don’t have any non indian readers :P)…I just got intrigued by what exactly does mean when one says “they have got a certain reputation”, “I got a rept to protect”, “Dude, this wont suit my reputation” or “how dare you insult me?”, “you have hurt my reputation by doing that!”… Baahhh!! Kitna rept rept we all do, what exactly is this reputation?? Goodwill?? Or even Badwill for that matter!! 😛 I mean the real meaning of reputation is realized only when someone insults us…naa?? 😛 Now it was only the other day that we friends decided to celebrate something and then a friend of mine did something which made me feel hurt…I felt like for her am nothing!! I don’t think I felt my reputation was affected….I was just plainly hurt! But when I told my bestie about it, she told me that it was an insult! That is when I thought what exactly is reputation and when do we feel insulted?? 😐 .. Is it when a teacher scolds a student in front of class?? Isnt it because she cares and wants to correct us and ya you’ve got to agree that the student is at fault most of the times 😛 .. or is it when you dress a little subtle for a party as compared to your friends?? .. now how does it matter if you are comfortable 😛 (but it should not be totally different from the theme, warna kachra hona hi hai boss 😀 ) .. or our so-called reputation is affected when someone goes to a party of friends with parents?? .. They have given birth to us, what’s to feel ashamed in it! 😛 .. I find all these as utterly baseless Things! Something we should let go and not bother about…I know its easy to say…and yes even I get angry and feel bad when something like that happens but i recover as quickly! I am sure that all these little things affect us, hurt us! But not our reputation, we get hurt because our EGO is hurt!!! Everything that happens around seems pleasing only when it acts like a balm to massage our egos….and the moment it hurts our ego, it hurts us! Its natural…happens with everyone…no issues with that! What i don’t get is that why do we mistake it for our reputation? 😛 Or am i wrong and these are synonyms?? For me someone’s reputation is hurt when they are purposely degraded by others and they allow it, when they don’t behave in a civil way, when they litter on road, when they abuse someone, when they treat people at lower designation badly, when they are mean, arrogant, stringent, rude…and so on! Reputation is something which is built by good values and through success!! Reputation earned by success is not lost when one fails….because traits of that person are still intact, they just were not used aptly! Reputation just gets a little dim by failure and shines brightly when one achieves the targets again! But when a person loses its values, the reputation is lost! And it takes a lot of time to rebuilt it! What is amusing is when people think that they were insulted and the issue actually is so laughable!! Considering being served late at a party an insult is so stupid! And on the contrary eating something and throwing the waste on road, rail tracks is so so so BAD and people don’t feel ashamed at that…haddd hai yaar!! The thing which directly depicts your faulty upbringing is not insulting but something that makes you less presentable is insulting..!! Wow..just shows that we are so self-centered and egocentric people…with no care or love for anyone but ourselves! 😦 😦
Wooohhh people…don’t get into wild ideas…am not talking about being romantically involved with anyone…sorry you wont get any gossip! 😛 😛 What I desire to talk about is MUSIC ❤ 🙂 I love Music! It's just supreme and works wonders…doesn't matter whether you listen to quality music or no (not to me at least)!! That is completely subjective 🙂 🙂 .. Something that is soothing to my ears might seem noise to someone else…completely natural!! Doesnt mean I don't have good taste in music…how can others decide that! If I like a song, its good for me…story ends! I might suggest the song to people but I would never force my choice…its on them to listen and decide!! Music is so simple and sweet and something to be enjoyed, lets not judge people on that front at least!! It's okay to tease someone jokingly for their choice of song but to humiliate or disregard their choice is BAD!! 😛 .. Gosh!! Why did I say all that?? .. Huh!! I just want to state that music means a lot to me 🙂 🙂 .. Its like the best! Like whenever I listen to music, i just feel so good and at peace…I enjoy it so much!! And there is a song for every mood..haha!! Some songs are so inspirational…like for me it will be the track AASHAYEN from the movie IQBAL (both slow and fast)! Whenever I am low or down, I listen to that song and it cheers me up! So motivating..!! Am sure there will be one such song in everyone's life! 🙂 🙂 .. And then there are songs which remind us of people, situations! Bliss! And then there are some songs which make us sad (again cos they remind us of someone or some situations)! But I still love those songs…it makes me realize the importance of good in my life! There are some songs which are just fun, fun to hear, fun to dance, fun to watch…just cos they are a little funny doesnt mean it's not a good music! I don't get it why do people need some benefit from like everything! Cant some things be just done…like just cos it makes us happy?! But then again if it makes me happy, I did it for happiness…ahh confusing!! Means everything I do has a selfish motive behind it…similarly my selfish motive to listen music is cos it makes me happy, I feel peaceful when i want to, it cheers me up, I don't feel alone when without company, helps me get over this corrupt and manipulative world! 🙂 🙂 I love any and every type of music…absolutely everything and anything! (always open to suggestions) 🙂 .. But am a dance freak so love party songs a lot!! 😀 And then there are songs which made me think "Why is that everyone likes it?" .. It's not like I hate it (I don't hate any song), just that I get curious that why dont I like it! And one such song popping in my head wight now is SHUKRAN ALLAH…all my friends love it and I have heard it a few times but never opt for it! 😀 .. I love the song Just the way you are by Bruno Mars! Aww, how I wish someone would dedicate that to me and mean it!! 🙂 🙂 And how can I forget the lyrics of the songs…seems like they are tailor-made for some of our life situations! 🙂 🙂 And some lines are so well written…just love them!! Like a fav line of mine is "Jabse socha ko ab na sochenge phir kabhi bhi tumhe, Dil ne koi bahana kar diya" .. Like so wow!! Stating my fav singers, singers, musicians, music composers was never the intention when I decided to write about music…that i will disclose in time to come! I just want to state that i love music beyond many anything else 🙂 🙂
PS: I hate putting this in Rant category! 😦 😛 😀
Its been time that i have been pondering over the fact that why are people around so damn two faced?! One moment they are cursing someone behind there back and the other moment i find them talking to the same person sweetly! Why dont they try acting in movies? I mean India sure would get some oscars, atleast something productive will be achieved from such horrendous behaviour! I am not bothered about why are people behaving so, nah! (my botheration means nothing to them, so why bother bothering?) I just wonder sometimes, what about people who are sweet and friendly to me? I mean there are some acquaintances who are always sweet and caring! I wonder if they mean it or just need a favor from me!
Stating this musing of mine, what came next was why am i being so cynical and pessimist? I mean if i think like that for every person i meet, how will i thrive! How can i make new friends if thats the thought i meet people with! So if i sum it all up, even having a friend now is as good as a gamble! Go on take risk, mind you the risk involved in here is the risk of being hurt, risk that your trust will be misused, risk that you will be cheated, risk that you might end up being a complete loser! But if the gamble works fine, you might have a friend for life!
So how many are ready to take it? I know i am! 🙂 🙂
Okay, so whats d big deal with the hype of these social networking sites? I mean nowadays why do i find people busy exploring a cool fb status to get numerous likes or trying to be humourous within the 140 character limit on twitter for the various retweets! Bah! Is it a balm to massage there ever boosting egos?! *rolls eyes*
The basic motive behind any social site is to keep in touch with far away friends/relatives and letting them know about the on goings in our lives, share our happiness with them and not to get to know a neighbour via facebook! I mean dude i stay next door, drop in and say hi why the hell are you messaging me on facebook? Is it so that i look at your oh-so-creatively-photoshopped profile picture and you get one more ‘like’ on that?!
People go on vacations and update the photos, cool! Nothing wrong with that at all! But it gets real time weird when photos are clicked just to appear cool on facebook! Playing with the baby you have just met aint important, its important to take the baby’s pic and upload on fb to tell the virtual world that you find that baby cute! As if the baby cares about the attention on facebook! Or if you find a stray dog injured or ill, you wont take him to a vet (c’mon taking an injured dog to a hospital, who does that) but you would take his pic and upload it to tell everyone how much you sympathize with that poor creature (aww thats the most logical thing to do)! Obviously even if the dog dies, he will die a peaceful death as you made him oh-so-famous! And a note for all the guys, please stop liking everything that a ‘girl you like’ does on facebook, find a more manly way to express! I wont be shocked if a girl uploads a pic of a spoon and it has minimum 30likes, as if that’s the spoon Gandhiji used (that is if he used one)! Duh uh!
And God give me strength to control my outburst on numerous and silly status updates! How can any sane person update ‘having Maggi’?! Are you aishwarya rai or shahrukh khan that people will be interested in what you eat? (no, am not interested in they eating Maggi either but at least they are famous and have earned the right to stupidity).
It irritates me to no end when a friend sitting right besides us surfs facebook on cell rather than talking to his/her friends! Is the virtual world really so interesting, i wonder! 😦
Lately i have realized that i get irritated very easily…something little irritating happens and my temper rises. Though i realize it quickly and control it, but its something i am not liking at all! Like for instance while commuting in train a little pushing in hustle and bustle is only normal to happen…so the other day a lady kinda pushed me and i rudely told her to balance herself! I was very badly embarrassed at my behavior…i should have understood that its peak hour and not reacted like that, i should have given her a smile which says i understand and i usually do exactly that but off late i just cant control my irritation! 😦 😦 ..
But then now that i have realized it, i want to control it…its just not me, i never shout at people for little things!! I love greeting people with genuine smile and helping people around to make them happy…it makes me happy! So its high time that i start being me again! All the people around are a little irritated for something or the other…an employee cos there boss shouted at them, someone cos they fought with there loved ones, a student cos he/she is getting late, a housewife cos she has lots of work to attend, a child cos he/she didnt get a chocolate…and that irritation comes out at a slightest provocation by anyone!! So its not good when rudeness is answered with rudeness! It only increases negativity and results in a bad day for the people involved! Instead if someone just calmly and sweetly accepts the blame (even if they are innocent) in petty arguments, life would be so much more peaceful and happy!!
That is what i have always believed in…and that has been my approach (except for last few days)! So from tomorrow onwards i will try and be calm and sweet! For me it will be the Start of something new…..rather old quality retained! 🙂
Hmm…i would also like to mention a beautiful instant that portrayed humanity in the best way possible…i travel by a seat rick daily…and it takes Rs.10! On a particular day i didnt have change…and neither did d rick driver! And to top my good luck, all d shops were closed as it was afternoon time and there was no where i could get the change from!! Besides the other people in rick didnt have change of 100Rs either! One uncle told me that he doesnt have change of 100Rs but he will pay my share to rick driver as he had sufficient change for paying two seats! I could not believe that such sweet and helping people are still around! I thanked him a lot (so much that am sure he thought i over reacted)! How sweet was his gesture! I was happy all throughout the day! Just could not stop smiling!! And even now when i think about it…it just makes me so happy! 🙂 🙂 🙂
He is my motivation…if i was so happy after a small gesture of his, others will be happy too if i behave nicely with them! And i love to see people happy! 🙂 🙂
I have finally completed watching season one of this television series based on novels written by L. J. Smith! I have not read the novels as yet and i know its pretty lame that i finished watching it now since it ended quite ago! Bah! Better late than never! So its a show which is basically supernatural drama and horror (Oh, how i love fiction!) !! Its on vampires as d name suggests and is a love story! I love ‘love stories’ and i love vampires, a total heavenly bliss it is for me! Its a love triangle between a gal and two vampire boys!
Elena – played by Nina Dobrev (female lead, a human girl who loves stefen)
Stefen – played by Paul Wesly (male lead, good veggie vampire, loves elena)
Damon – played by Ian Somerhalder (male lead, bad vampire, loved katherine and nw elena)
Katherine – played by Nina Dobrev (Double role, bitchy and bad vampire)!
So the story involves love saga between elena and stefen! Damon is bad vampire but good with elena and elena considers him a friend! Katherine is a vampire who loved both damon and stefen in past! Story involves many other interesting characters! Very enthralling! After i used to complete one episode a day, I could not wait till i get time for the next episode to start! As it is i already love vampires, so the review is little biased! Season one has ended with a twisting end! Cant wait to start with season two! I would obviously want stefen and elena to be together but damon is irresistable! Mwa! Ian somerhalder portrays it the best! Oh i love him! Paul portrays stefen perfectly bt damon brings the umph factor and all the drama! Wow! So people who have not yet seen, do watch it! 🙂 🙂
My mom is a school teacher and she gives tutions too. Primary school students. So every evening few of them come at my place for tutions. I am not usually home in evening, bt whenever i am i make sure i spend loads and loads of time with kids! So adorable! They are so innocent and keen observers! Always amazes me! I would love to relate one of the instance:
I was in living room watching cricket. MSD and Yuvi were batting. My lil munchkins (one of mom’s cutest student whom i cal munchkins) walks in room.
Munchkins: Di, what r u dng?
Me: Watching the match doll!
Munchkins: Oh is that MSD batting?
Me: Ya, u knw him?
Munchkins: Ya, dad watches match all d time. Can i ask something?
Me: Sure, go on!
Munchkins: MSD is a boy na?
Me: Ofcourse (shocked). Y do u doubt?
Munchkins: No. I am confused. He looks like a boy and they write his name as MSD (she read it as Ms. D)
Me: Hahahaha! Its not Ms. D doll, its a short form for his name Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Munchkins: Oh, they should not use it. Its confusing.
Me: Sure (hugs and kisses munchkins) !!
So adorable d kids are! Aww! Pure innocence! 🙂 🙂