Month: November 2013

Be an Ideal

How do you measure your success? This probably is, one of the most eluding questions. Everyone has a different definition for it and many try to set boundaries and rules against it. However, creating yardsticks to measure how successful you are is like quick sand. The more you try to push through it, the more it engulfs you. I am not teaching anyone here on how to be successful. That would be a crime. And I don’t have the right to do that. Success is individualistic. Success could mean one thing to me and something to another. What bothers me though is at times we become so harsh to ourselves, in the lure to prove something to the world, that we set expectations which might be unrealistic, unachievable and probably not even the correct ones (they might not lead us anywhere!). But there is one thing which all of us can strive for. BECOME AN IDEAL. Sounds gigantic. You just might laugh at me. Disregard it the first time you hear it. But wait; let …

Some shade to sleep

  ” I have been up for long, fetching attention of mother and people around, my world is small, i look for only love and embrace. I need to energize, to jump again and leap, i have found some shade to sleep.” I located this cute little puppy during my recent travel back home. At one of the bus stopovers, when the passengers and on goers were busy grabbing a bite, the puppy unruffled by its surroundings was enjoying a good afternoon sleep under the shade. The mother of the pup was sleeping at a distance with a constant eye on its child. The scene perfectly depicted how young ones are. And that’s what my micro poetry describes in its sentiment. I still miss my afternoon sleeps, i guess they are the most refreshing ones! Do you love your afternoon sleep too? More importantly do you get to steal one, in a life full of Post its and never ending To-do lists?

Where waves come to a pause

There always are moments which come once in a lifetime. I believe my visit to Langkawi was one such. Things which i saw and experienced here made me realize that beauty, memories, experiences have no boundaries and not confined to places. This picture is one of my treasured gems and is quite ironical. We have always heard that “time and tide wait for none”. But such is the power of human brain that we have built “Wave Breakers”. This wave breaker was shot when i was about to land at Langkawi. Langkawi is a small island and it is said that few years back when there was a devastating Tsunami in the region, it was because of this wave breaker that destruction was not as worse as it could have been. The beauty of this wave breaker in the middle of the sea is just mesmerizing. Through my entire flight time from Kuala Lampur to Langkawi i did not sleep, in anticipation that i might miss an astonishing view. And i guess i made a …

Bound by practice

Surnames are funny. And I like the mystery and confusion attached to them. I don’t know when it all originated, but as a child one day I started associating surnames to regions. “Sathe” has to be from Maharashtra, “Sharma” from North, either Delhi or UP, “Shah” from Gujarat. Yes, that’s how I recognized and compartmentalized people. To some extent it worked but the confusion and mystery (like a thriller story) begun when I asked someone with a surname “Pathak”, if he hailed from Maharashtra. He said, “Uh no, MP (Madhya Pradesh)”. “What??!!!!”, Was my expression. Pieces of my brain shattered like a vase of glass and I could hear them scatter loud and clear. I could not breathe, my logic on which I survived to identify the human race was questioned, I was proved wrong. Like a heartbroken lover, I asked myself “how on earth would I now recognize people” “how would i know their roots”, “how would i even start a conversation”,  “God, is there even a logic that exists in this world apart …