Thursday, June 27

Why Be a Pain...?

Why would you hurt someone else? Doesn’t it sting you when somebody gives you grief? Don’t you curse that person and your fate for bringing you misfortune and sorrow?

If someone is not as gifted or lucky as you, why would you make life difficult for him or her? Do you not realize that that person needs a little more sympathy, a tad more support?

When someone loves you and wants more of you in terms of time or affection, why would you make them feel bad about it? You might make them beg you now, but in the long run you will be the one that misses them when they’re gone.

You with your fancy clothes and chic possessions, you with your pretty face and social circle, what use is all this when you have an ugly heart? A heart that has no respect or empathy for the not so pretty and not so popular ones?

It’s ridiculous that you would only look at things from your own perspective.

It is nothing but selfish self-centredness that you can only feel your own pain and not the sufferings of others.

You giggle when they weep, but Karma finally has the last laugh.

Do you really think you’re above it all, and that you’re the most awesome thing on the planet? Are you so fatuous as to consider yourself god’s gift to the human race?

Coz you’re not. And if someone else is distressed due to you, then it is going to come back a full circle.

We all come to earth in the same way, and we all leave it an identical manner. What matters is what we do in between – spread joy or tears.

In the end, what counts is not how rich you are or how much you achieved, but how much you did for others.

What’s the point in donating a million bucks to charity but never sparing a moment to check if your upset colleague could do with a friendly ear?

You suck up and lick ass of those above you, but do you know that your character depends on how you treat those below you?

Nobody has everything in this world. What is of the essence is what you do with the little or lot that you have got.

Coz you might be blessed in this life, can’t say the same for the next.

Do good, be kind. We create our own destiny by doing what we do and not behaving how we need to.

Forgive those that have troubled you. Be nice to the people that don’t deserve it because they need it the most. Love as fully as you can, live as completely as possible.

It's easy to be bad, it's being good that needs greatness and strength.

There are thousands who make others feel low, can you be someone who spreads joy where they go?

Don’t give up on your friends, they are few and rare. Don’t forget your parents and family when luck smiles on you. They will be with you when everyone else deserts you.

Don’t let things or people bother you. Pray for them all. On your deathbed, ensure that you only have positive memories from the life that you have seen and lived.

Never mind what others say or think of you. Their opinion does not decide what fate hands you.

And if you feel your spirit dipping and hope diving, hum this jingle which gives me energy and peace…

Kisi ko smile dena, kisi ko khush kar jaana, agar ye sab crazy hai…
... Haan main crazy hoon!


Tuesday, June 18

Hola there :)

Hey fellas!

First of all, let me apologize (yet again) for not being an active blogger. It’s been a crazy time at work, and I have no clue where time vanishes at home. I seem to be busy doing nothing when I am in my cozy nest, and I don’t even seem to be reading or sleeping too much. I see you guys visiting my blog and posting comments. Believe me you, I wish to drop a line, but there's so much to say and hardly any time...

But yeah, I have been watching quite a bit of TV and movies lately. I religiously followed Masterchef though I did not think Christine deserved to win. My vote was with Frank all the way. Not avidly watching the Professionals however. Dharma and Greg, Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men are good enough for me for now…

And movies! Since hubby dearest managed to get an unlimited Reliance superfast connection, we’ve downloaded more than a few good and dud films from kickass torrent. Recently checked out Being John Malkovich. A very different movie from what we regularly see. Liked Shelter, Borat, Dead Silence and Forget me Not though. Wish we hadn’t seen Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, sick pathetic film – a total let down after Ranbir’s fab performances in Barfi and Rockstar. After Earth seemed boring too when we saw the first 10 minutes – too slow. Which is what I thought of Man of Steel in the cinema theatre during the post-interval phase. I mean, I ‘m perfectly okay with watching a 2D movie with a good storyline and acting for 2 hours or so. Film makers need not necessarily make 3D movies (with absolutely no glam graphics by the way) and unsuccessfully attempt to regale the audience for extended durations. Makes no business sense. Now you see me was a superb production – What acting! What pace! Absolutely brilliant!

Irrespective of that, my love for movies knows no bounds and caramel popcorn and big screens shall continue to lure me to the cinema hall. Morning shows, of not the extravagant cost of the evening ones. Blowing 1000 bucks on a movie every week is definitely a silly proposition, no matter what your salary or savings.

I’m stuck on Krishna Key by Ashwin Singhi. It’s better than Chanakya Chant, but the structure is the same as is the pace. A number of books lie on my shelf unread and patiently await their turn. Weekends seem so small and well, I can’t seem to get enough of my husband. We complete a year of matrimony in 2 weeks – how time flies! June 29 last year sometimes appears decades away and suddenly it’s like it happened yesterday…

It’s been a crazy time with the highest highs and the most dismal lows. We’ve come out stronger, and more in love with each other. I have learnt so much from him – be it unconditional love, managing others’ expectations and self confidence. I admire him as a child, friend and colleague. I pamper him silly and I rejoice in his company, I bask in his attention and I crave for him more with every passing minute. I think I made a great decision by marrying him. Thank you Akhilesh, for making me fall in love with you and waiting with optimistic patience as I battled my personal demons. Had I brought my past into my present, my future would’ve been screwed. Thanks for making it all perfect. You’re my angel and I can’t thank god enough for you. While I am by no means suggesting that you’re right all the time, I insist that we’re an awesome pair, truly meant to be for eternity. Happy anniversary darling!

The monsoons have begun in Pune, and the rains are rich and royal. Quite unlike Mumbai where buildings collapsed due to the constant showers, and floods in Uttarakhand claimed lives. It’s a time for disaster, it seems, what with Piggy Chops’ and a colleague’s pops leaving for their heavenly abode not far from Father’s Day. Jiah Khan’s suicide was depressing, and I don’t know what to think about it. Suicide is never the answer, you’ve got to be strong and let fate run its course. Nobody is worth dying for, and life cannot be deserted midway.

Some other news that left me stunned was that our dear Prime Minister who cannot talk or decide things on his own manages to spend 624 crores on air travel. A 4-year old in the US shot his father dead. A man down south carried his pregnant wife 40 kms in the rain but could not save the child. Match fixing and all that shit… Sabke nakshatra kharab dikh rahe…

I’ve been struggling with some Rahu Ketu’s at work too. It’s horrible when people don’t focus all their efforts on their tasks but on messing someone else’s work and reputation instead. If you’re really half the star you are, then you’d compete against me and win fair and square. Not by targeting me and bitching about me, all the while engaging in crappy stuff yourself.

But, truth and justice prevails. Karma ensures that nobody gets off easy after making life difficult for others.

On that note, keep the faith and be good. Shall try to see you sooner next time with more positive news!


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