Apr 20, 2014

Mom n Me


Who wakes me up early in the morning,
Puts my head on her lap,
Plays with my hair,
And floats her affectionate hand on my face


Who doesn't care for any alarm,
But wait for mom to wake me up
And to feel the eternal love in her lap
I pick up her hand and put it on my face.


Who makes the best cuisines in the world
Let go her tastes and choices for me,
Plays all the foolish games with me,
And fights even with her better half for me.


Who can eat at the best of the places outside
But come  back to Mom to satiate hunger,
For every delicacy that  she makes
Becomes the best and delicious with her touch


Who first read my books to make me study
Skips her office to help me finish my homework,
She remains awake to just give me milk and nuts overnight,
And, without fail, wakes me up early in the morning for school.


Who is dependent on mom for everything
For schoolbag to books to lunch,
For motivation and love at midnight,
And, her love is the only alarm clock that I have had.


Who wants to be my friend now
When nobody is her best friend,
Who likes to know all my funny escapades in college
For she wants to live another college life with me.


Who doesn't want to share my pranks with her,
And just can't share my girlfriend names with her.
Who start getting irritated by her caring demeanor
For I perhaps have become old enough to take care of myself


Who wishes that I get all the happiness
Even when my calls become less frequent
And she just prays to god for my wellness
And success in every phase of life


Who realizes every instant in the outside world,
That Mom is the best friend that one can ever have,
Who now knows that mom was always right
In her teachings, and her sayings about the world and life.


Who wishes to see me happy in my life
Who likes to be affectionate in the new family,
And wants to give lessons to the to-be mother,
To blend my life with eternal happiness


Who wishes to give happiness to the love of my life,
And be affectionate and loving to my mom
For whom I am the love of life,
And adds meaning to her(mom) life

Feb 23, 2014

Are you Serious??

I remember those elder brothers, neighborhood uncles and aunts who were more serious about my not-so-straight teeth, less height, dry skin, fewer marks in school than their fat bellies, rough and weak hair, and uncultured English. I remember them poking my mother on how to keep my good diet, and suggest lot of unnecessary remedies for a small cold or a stomach ache. I sometimes use to wonder whether their kids have ever got cold and stomachache or not.

I use to have fun hearing those serious discussions when my old aunt would advise my grandmother to take some home-made medicines for body ache.. I don't remember the recipe but my granny did give it a thought. This seriousness incoming from different people is there in everybody's life that is a part of or connected to some kind of social circle. It is good in a way that you actually come to know certain things that you did not know earlier. But it can also be bad because of the nagging habits of people who try to inculcate this seriousness in your life. The effect can sometimes be so adverse that you may stop talking to them or start avoiding them.

I had one such kind of friend who kept on advising me on little things, on my way of doing my routine work, on my way of studying, on my way of reading newspaper and what not. I use to like it in earlier days, but then I started getting irritated and tried to tell him indirectly to keep his futile advice to himself.

Then the time came when I had to say it bluntly on his face to shut up and that his thought were not at all required. I remember having a wordy fight with him. He did, after that, keep his seriousness to himself and stopped interfering in my life. After some days or I suppose months we stopped being in touch.

Recently, I had another such encounter with a person who had that serious habit of advising his colleague on every other thing. This other guy got irritated of course, but he never said anything in lieu of the bond they use to share. Then one day this person realized the fact and got into a contemplative mode for what he had been doing all those days. He did not say anything to his friend but at last stopped interfering in his way of doing things. He actually remembered that some time back he had banter with one of his other friend for a similar reason and he was the one to tell bluntly on his friend's face to zip up his mouth.

I know those things because I was that person who started giving serious advises to his other friend. I felt sorry for myself that some years back I created a bridge in a friendship with one of my friends.

After these two incidents I understood that seriousness is really contagious and can make friends and relations if we know the limits. Besides, I have also understood one other thing that keeping cool thoughts and cheerful tongue can actually inspire other people's life rather than acting insanely serious in front of them.

Keep your cool people,
I have decided
You should also think
And decide.

Time is ever flowing and unstoppable.

PS: This is posted as an entry to an Indiblogger contest- CONDITION serious hai.

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Dec 31, 2013


I have chosen a vague topic to write at coffee time, but this is what my mind is going through..... This indicates that I am getting vague these days..haha..may be ..I can’t say…

There is so much that I think I can write about this but still whenever I decide to type down my thoughts, I find myself at short of words. I also thought to change the topic for ‘Everything is right’ to ‘Everything is wrong’ or also to ‘Everything is relative’, but my heart did not agree to those other two topics.

I daily observe life of people around me at my home, my workplace. I keep thinking about the incidences of happiness, sadness, and fights with colleagues, banter, gossips and whatever that I am a part of in my daily routine. I get many reactions of people when I go through this in my life. Some I feel are right for me and some are wrong for me. It took me a long time to understand that what is wrong for me might be right for somebody else. In-fact I should admit that it did not occur to me till the time I myself experience the similar situation where I felt bad about the other’s reaction to me.

Does this mean that I should not feel bad about anything wrong or bad happened to me?? My heart does not agree to this but my mind says ‘yes’. There are infinite perspectives of everything that is happening around me and you. The point is with what perspective are you looking at the things? The reference frame, the base point changes with every perspective. This condition is similar to a twelfth class physics question where a student is asked to calculate the time when the train running on a railway track will cross past him. This question remains incomplete till the time the examiner specifies the point from where the student has to observe the crossing train. The answer to the question will change if the student is on another moving train from when the student is standing on a stationary ground.

One has to first be completely aware of this fact, and then proceed to decide the base frame, reference point of his or her life. Or one has the choice to not have any base frame for his or her thoughts, the condition where one does not feel good or bad about anything.

I think that this is a tough one to decide for me and may be for everybody else breathing in the mundane world. Reference point of your life can be your family, wife, friends etc. Making it more understandable, one’s nation is the base frame of army people of that nation.
 Base frame actually is the top priority of life that makes you react to any condition, incidence or event that happens with you.

If you and me understand this fact and decide our base frame, our top most priority then we can expect to live a happier life. The conditions, situations may make you happy or sad, but in the long run you would know that you have this feeling because of you and nobody else.
If you and I understand this fact then we will be able to control our anger, short-temperedness up to a certain extent.

At the end, I will say that "Everything is right"

PS: I take this as a New Year resolution that now I will keep it in my heart and mind that actually everything is right. Keep Smiling :)

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Nov 17, 2013

As Simple As It Can Be #6

The idea of this post, sixth in the series As Simple As It Can Be, came to my mind when I was watching that emotional speech of Sachin, and at that very instant I decided to pen the sixth one in the following way.

 As he finished the speech, I came out of my home in the outside courtyard and was thinking about cricket, one thing that continuously popped out of  is SACHIN.......AS SIMPLE AS IT CAN BE.....

 I then penned down certain things that have the same effect as Sachin has on me for cricket. This is  like the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of 'something'. So this time I penned down simplest analogies of life as








P.S:  This post is dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar, the finest cricketer in the world.

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Oct 19, 2013

Rejuvenating Love

It was 6 A.M on a chilly but pleasant morning, and Raj was standing in front of a closed window watching his own reflection on the glass. There was still some time left for the day to be completely blessed with sunlight. He went there to feel the weather and check the traffic four floors below on the highway from his drawing room.

 His reflection took this thought away and he began thinking of himself, his past and the future ahead. He remembered the time when he broke his chin while playing "Hide and Seek" with friends. He remembered how mother came running to him with medicines and and then everything became good.

 His reflection smiled. He remembered the smile when after the rigorous studying routine of 4 months, he smiled after seeing the results of engineering entrance exams. It was the time when he use to sleep for four hours on bed, and sometimes for forgotten hours on glowing study table.

 The buzz of the ducati on the highway brought him back to the present. He found the traffic too low at this hour of morning, and pondered over to take his wife out on a long drive to spend a good time with her.

 It had been a long time that both of them had spend good time together free of all the cell phone buzzes, cyber notifications, and always-urgent-office mails. He knew that no gift can reconcile their lost time. He knew that only time could heal the time. He therefore decided to take a day's off, and dropped a mail for urgent leave to all the stakeholders, quickly set up the 'out of office' notification and switched off his cell phone and threw it away in some corner of his work table.

 Riya, on the other hand was getting ready for the office, but was surprised by his exploring hands on her. She gave him some time silently but then put them away. She turned back and said, " Honey, not now. This is not the time and aren't you getting late for the office"

 " I know, but I have a surprise for you"

"What????", trying to hide the excitement, and turned away from him.

 He holded her back and asked "Where is your cell phone".

 "Why??" she asked curiously.

 Their love had already lived that phase of baby, honey, lovey, dovey, or whatever, and Raj had understood this fact very well, but he also knew that they were yet to enter that next phase of love, where apart from exploring their bodies they would start exploring each other's wishes, happiness, weakness, and would finally start living each other's life.

He said patiently, " Tell me na. ..."

She handed her phone to him, and started looking him working on it and then at cellphone.

 After a minute he handed back her phone. She was surprised, and got very angry to find that he switchoff her phone. She asked her angrily," What did you do with my phone????"

 "We are going out and have mailed to mine as well as your office that we would not be able to come due to some urgent work, and switched off the phones.

She was dumbstruck, and hurriedly switched on her phone and shouted on him" What the hell have you done, I am having an important meeting with the boss and some restructuring is going to happen in the hierarchy, there are going to be many surprises in the office, and I have to witness that." Raj listened to him silently, but had not expected this outburst from her .

He did not know what to say to her, and remained silent for a minute. He kept watching her mumbling something, and typing a sorry mail to her office, and could perfectly read the last line typed by her " I will very well be there in the office today". He turned back and sat on the couch, not knowing what to do next. He was not worried that he had also missed an important meeting with the vendor, and now the time lines of the project would extend, but he was more worried about both of them and their future. He was not angry with her, but it started worrying him.

 Riya realized that she should have at least not raised her voice. She thought over it and came to the conclusion that actually it had been a long time that they have gone out when there was nobody to disturb both of them. She, somewhere from inside now was dying to go with him, but knew that words and sorry emails could not come back even with time.

"I know honey I have done wrong, but please understand...love you" and she went out for office.

 Raj didn't know what to do now, but was sure that he wouldn't be going to office. He remained seated at the couch and closed his eyes.

Riya had a bad day, as her mind was preoccupied with Raj and their cancelled visit. She didn't even know whether he had gone to office. Riya loved Raj a lot, and she knew that she loved more than he ever did but her work had kept her so much occupied these days that she didn't even know how Raj's work is going. There was time when she used to call him thrice from her office for timely breakfast, lunch and sometimes even tea, but she cursed herself for today that she didn't even know where he is. She decided not to call him but give back him a lovely surprise to rejuvenate their love.

 She left her office at 4'o clock instead of 8, bought a lovely dress for herself, a dress that Raj would like her to see in. Riya knew him very well, his likes and dislikes better than him. She knew that he would not say a word but his expressive eyes would tell her everything. She now became very eager to be close to him, to get back to home before him and be ready to give him a surprise.

 She also brought his favorite pizza bread, if in case conditions didn't get easily in control.

 She reached home at quarter past five, and entered the house with her set of keys. She hurriedly went to the room, to set things well before Raj's arrival.

She switched on the lights and was amazed to found Raj sleeping on the couch. She felt a guilt in herself, but thought that still she had time, as Raj was not awake. She, walked with floating legs, gave him a cute kiss on head and went inside to get ready.

 Raj got up and noticed that the light was on, but he thought it as left opened when he went asleep. He was as baffled about their relationship as he was before going to sleep, but at least now sleep took its toll from his mind. He went near to the windows to have a look on the highway.

 His reflection was laughing at him. He did not want to have a fight with her again, and wanted to free his mind from whatever had happened. His reflection  was gazing at him.  He did not know what to say to her so that everything can be like it was before. He wanted her to understand that it the time had come that they both have to live each other lives.

 Riya, was almost ready and was looking at herself in mirror. Everything looked fine to her but something was missing. She did not know what, and got confused. She searched absent mindedly in the drawers  but did not find the right thing for the moment. She then checked their common almirah and found it. She remembered that day when he gifted her that illustrious platinum necklace. It was the first day of their love. She wore it today to make it everlasting. She went to the drawing room and found him already awake, standing on the window. She got tensed and thought what she would say to him.

 She silently went close and stood besides him. Raj took a while and then noticed that platinum necklace in the reflection and then her. He amazingly turned back and found her standing in front of him wearing a new dress and his gifted necklace. The memories of the day came flashing in his mind. It was the day when they discovered their love, and that necklace was the only witness to that . He had chosen platinum as it was the purest metal with at doesn't tarnish with time.

Their eyes were filled with love, joy and tears. Tears washed their face and rejuvenated their love. He hugged her closely and the moment was captured on that window. They did not make love that day but talked to each other, cleared their differences and slept in each other's arms to enter into that new phase of everlasting love.

P. S:   Well, it was my idea of Platinum Day of Love. I hope you liked it.