Mar 12, 2016

Holi And a Holy World

The brilliant green of fresh new leaves
The mesmerizing star-lit black of sky

The soothing blue of wells and oceans
The fluffy white of clouds

Gracious golden wheat crops
Fierce red flowers of Palash

The holi in jungles, in sky, in sea
The holi.. wherever, whenever you see.

Not just of colors, of smells too.
In touch, in sounds, in whatever you do!


A Lot of people carry an elaborate, thriving world within them. You may lose a sign of it for some time. And if you try to find it in the mirror, you may feel it's lost. Cause in the mirror, you see an aged face. Changed expressions. An extra chin, or few less hair.

But that world isn't lost. It is simply waiting to re-gain your attention. Looking for a chance to tap your heart, knock knock, from within. It is yours. And truly so.

Like a key to a locked door, this world needs a key to re-open it. Umm.. somewhat like the mind-map. But not exactly. People who are more romantic than rational, (to whom this post applies, I guess) they intuitively know where their keys are. Some of them guard the identity of their keys. Some make it known to the outside world.

This post is to share a part of my key.

... just this much.

Jul 4, 2015

Pen or Pencil?

I have had two teachers who had a significant role in my life. It is not correct to say that only two teachers had a significant role in my life, but they both stand out, for some reason.

Both very sincere and passionate about their subjects. You take their class and get high on the material they're teaching. That good.

One of them, always told us that we should write with pen. Discard pencil. Because when we write with pen, we have to be more careful about what we're writing. Pencil can be erased. Pen stays. And so we get into the habit of thinking before doing, and sticking to what we wrote. It teaches you precision. And commitment too.

The other teacher loved pencils. He loved pencils so much that we used to exchange pencils. Haha! He said pencils are friendly. They let you make mistakes. They let you correct your mistakes. They don't judge you.

I have often wondered who's more correct? What should I choose? Pen or Pencil?

The answer I have learnt from my life (no, I don't always talk like I'm talking from my deathbed. So! Ahem!), is this-

When you are learning something, and really want to achieve professional accuracy, give yourself a pen. But for goodness's sake, gift your friends a pencil. Pen's place is in profession. Pencil's place is in relation. (Wrote that just to attempt a rhyme.)

The 'soft' aspects of life are too valuable to lose to non-erasable errors. One word. Priorities. That's what pencil teaches. Choose people over their mistakes. People evolve beyond what they wrote on that paper on that day. They evolve beyond what they did in their past. What they said. If only they are given a chance to erase the bad part and correct it.

Pencils are sooo underestimated.

(Moral of the story: I wanna new pencil...! Like, literally.)

Jun 14, 2015

Newer Discovery

A short post. Just to record something I have learnt recently.

I used to believe that the way to reach God (well, Creator, Nature, Universe, The Force, call what you may!) was the way of happiness. Only by being the ever-happy, ever-smiling, ever-ready person would I be able to reach the Supreme.

I have learnt that that is not true. God doesn't put the condition of happiness for us to reach him just the way God doesn't put the condition of pain for us to reach him.

God, in fact, can be reached when we want to reach him. God is like a parent. Always there for you. Always reachable.

That's what I've learnt.

And how did I learn that?

By realizing that happiness is overrated. At least, I overrated happiness in the past. The insistence that I be happy and joyful every time of every day is not realistic. Maybe not even ideal. It is very exhausting. I should strive for it.. but I shouldn't shun the lowly moments of life just because they weren't 'happy'. I should respect all aspects of my life and my time. That's how I shall learn to truly respect myself.

P.S: What's with such posts!! I am doing a lot of heavy posting lately. But that's slightly deliberate. I want to write about the bad times, the heavy times, the happy times, the normal times and all other times I experience. This isn't social network where I should be afraid of cribbing on people's walls. Or bother too much about boasting. This is my personal space. My own :)

Feb 19, 2015

Zzz

Arrr.. I know this post is completely useless.. But aah! I miss writing..

I am not writing because I'm rushing through time. So not collecting or processing anything. Yeah, doesn't sound good, that. But if it doesn't turn into a habit, it isn't that bad.

Bzzzz.

What a waste, this post! #TongueOut.

Dec 27, 2014

The 'New' Things

I woke up with a smile today, something that had stopped happening in recent times. It is possible that today's was thanks to 'shopping therapy'.. (healthy shopping, let me add in my defense.)

I am very skeptical about introducing new gadget in my routine. Unless I am convinced that the benefits are worth, I wouldn't add a gadget anywhere.

But yesterday, we got a juicer! Real costly. But this one we had to get. It is a slow juicer, running at 80 RPM (or was it 65?). Extracts juice by squeezing and thus does not heat the fruit/vegetable. A healthy juice with fibers, nutrients and taste. 'Almost' silent.

And the best part is, we've already started using it! It rarely happens that something is convenient, safe, healthy and quick. Of course, that's probably why it costed a lot..

This purchase is just an outcome of something amazing that has been happening since last few days. At home, we all are optimistically trying to improve quality of our routine life. Health, entertainment, household chores.. we are trying to complete all backlogs. Even in office, there is an attempt to improve various procedures. (I now work with my family in our family business.) So life after a few months looks promising.

That's cool! I am already looking forward to the new year without consciously making any resolutions.. or planning any celebrations..

I guess last year was so terrible that the new year is automatically getting all pyaar from me!!

But yea, I really really really hope that the remaining 4-5 days pass without any more disasters. Universe! Focus. Lemme make it very clear that I am NOT trying to challenge you in any way. I just want to sail smooth for some time. NO masti now. You've had your share of tantrums and hurricanes and earthquakes. Now give us time to breath with ease and enjoy the fresh healthy juices.