Oct 3, 2009


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She was in the hospital, living the pain, wanted a new beginning a new life, and then so much pain, that she screamed, and creases formed on her head, but she was happy from inside, her happiest day had come and her biggest wish was going to be true, and then more pain....screams...pain... screams.............
Crying sound took over everything around, and they all smiled, God smiled, and finally he smiled. Anju gave birth to Aman, her son, their son. Her husband Govind is filled with ecstasy on seeing him, his small face, hands, innocent sweet face, and then he thanked her with his smiling eyes filled with tears, and she became more happy on seeing Govind's happiness. He held up his part in both hands, and kissed his head, and then kissed her. They went to temple, to thank God, for their beautiful son, and promised Him, to take care of him, more than their life.
Govind is a simple man with a good job, and found a very caring, pure from heart life partner in her. They both weaved their life with love, mutual understanding, care, honesty, silly fights, respect and can-do-anythig-for-you feeling. They live for each other,they travelled unique and exotic places to enjoy life, and both felt that life is to live in the most happiest way, it can be lived, and if you are not happy with your life, then your life is wasted.
Aman's birth accompanied oceans of happiness in their lives, and he became their undetachable part. Their day starts with Aman's voice, his smile made them smile, and his cry were like knife in the heart.
She left her job, after Aman's birth, as she understood that Aman is above all the things in her life, and she can only take the best care of him, her home, and her husband, whom she love and respect. With time she understood that her husband always searched a supporter in her, and that it is her duty as a wife to support him and respect him.
Govind loved his wife very much, and that loved increased after Aman's birth, and that he got to the reality that it is only her in this world, and their son that completes him.
Aman played, studied, cried, ate in their home, in his home. He loved and respected his parents, for him, they were the only people whom he could go to at any beat. He shared everything with his mother of his friends, school, teachers. He played with his father when there was no one to play with him. Her mother made all the good dishes to him.
Govind and Anju were his friends while playing, teacher while making him study, his moral supporter when he loses a game, or gets low marks, his party maker when he wins something. They were his everything.
He respected his parents, and listened to what they said without a second thought. He learned socialising with the people from his father, and his mother taught him to live a life in a better and correct way. He knew that, it is only because of their selfless love, their moral teachings, their hard work, and their hard earned money, that today he is able to stand in his feets and can face the not-so-good world. He believes his duty to repect them and take care of them.
He started earning, made good friends in life, married to a lovely girl; and they continued their life happily like Govind and Anju.
They all lived happily ever after.
Govind, Anju and Aman's life is my dream, your dream, and an INDIAN DREAM. But, but, but..with the changing times priorities of life has taken the steep turn, as love, respect and care for each other is replaced by money, physical pleasures and greed, and this has dramatically changed the shape of a common INDIAN DREAM.
Everybody is on the run for honey and money. Money is obviously the necessary part of today's life, and honey has always been the lovable part. But their meanings and importance has changed, as life has been wrongly judged as a run for lust and moolah, by the young minds of this generation.
World is moving very fast, but sadly thinking of today's people is not able to keep pace with the world, and their lift of dream is entangled in the nest of lucre and lecherousness.
To live a happy and a life of one's dream, one has to come out from this nest of money, and has to feel and experience the beautiful feelings and emotions of nature in the form of love, care and respect for each other.

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Raji U said...

Hey that was a great post. I was wondering at first what you were getting to.. its a real good one !! all the best

Chetan Maheshwari said...

@Rajalakshmi Umapathy
Welcome here
Thanks , I am happy that you liked the post.

Keep smiling!

Shruti said...

Awesome man!!
A story nicely churned and that is taken to convey a meaning! That's really something!!
Too good!!

""love, respect and care for each other is replaced by money, physical pleasures and greed""
How true these lines are!

All the best Chetan

Chetan Maheshwari said...

it's good that you liked the story
thanks for such a lovely comment
keep smiling!

Narendra said...

I could not have imagined a story out of Indian dream...i feared serious lecture type long essays..and what do i get by the first two clicks??poetry and story!!Indians are indubitably the most creative ones...congratulations for a brilliant post...

the characters are just perfect..
and i like the closing too...

have a nice time..

Nανєєη said...

simply put and directly on the bullz eye !!
i am just being amazed more and more by each "Indian dream" post i am reading ... yours was the most simple and direct :)

Gomathy S said...

Came form blog a ton..good & different one.. but very true.. money is not everything !

Avada Kedavra said...

hey that was such a good post.. it is exactly the dream of every normal indian.. very nicely written.. but true these days money has become more important

Pramathesh said...

Quite a good one.

But, I don't believe in this line:
""love, respect and care for each other is replaced by money, physical pleasures and greed""

Love, respect and care are still there.

Dhiman said...

Well a nice story but don't you think its not Just an average Indian Dream but its a common hu-man's dream I mean its actually a universal dream.... I would say... every human being wants or rather would want to have a similar dream...

Guria said...

I loved what you tried to say and the way you said it. But I do not agree with you completely. I believe we have become selfish, but we, Indians, still have that inherent goodness in us. It is more there in us, than anywhere else in the whole world.

Chetan Maheshwari said...

welcome here
thanks for liking the story and of course the characters
Thanks once again
keep smiling

@swami naveen
wecome here
it's good that you liked the simplicity
i was trying to make it simple
thanks for your comment
keep smiling

Chetan Maheshwari said...

@daisy blue

@avada kedavra
thanks for liking the post

Chetan Maheshwari said...

@Mr. Pramathesh Borkotoky
Thanks, and am happy that you liked the post.

I was thinking while writing that al would not agree, but actually i think that, yes they are still here in Indians, but their meanings have changed.
For, i don't think so that each child today love his parents as we have heard, read and seen of previus times

each man is only in search of one girl (indian man) in olden times, to become his wife, but now as manny girls are welcome as there can be, and of course he will love the one who has become his wife, but he would have loved other girls too.

I just want to say that, they are still ver much in Indian Dream, but their meanings have changed

Thanks for dropping by, and sharing your thoughts
keep smiling!

Chetan Maheshwari said...

Yes, you are true that every man would like happiness in his life, but the story i tried to portray the values of a common indian happiness.

For, i don't think so that a wife of other cuntry would leave a job for only bcauseof his child, or husband would only think that it is only his family that completes him

everybody like to be happy, but in their own way

thaks for liking the story, and sharing your thoughts

keep smiling!

Chetan Maheshwari said...

I am happy that you liked the post and, yes i also agree that here is inherent goodness, but our values and priorities have changed
Thanks for commenting
keep smling!

MADHU RAO | (INDImag.COM) said...

A nice post. The story you lovingly told is but a quintessential Indian dream. The "..lived happily ever after" people would trade for in a heart beat :-)

We are getting over materialistic and we are in a constant rat-race. We can take a step back and slow down a bit. Money's though essential is not everything. ..

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Appreciate it sir..

Chetan Maheshwari said...

@madhu rao
i am happy that you liked the story, and thanks for sharing your views
keep smiling!

Madman said...

quite an unique thought when others dream about a good economy.

Unknown said...

Chetan..really a good post pal.... liked it a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it..

Nasrajan said...

Awesome post :-)

The story part - each word takes you to that dreamy fantasy land of love and love only. The way it was transformed to a message was even more surprising.

Simply loved it :-)

Shilpa Garg said...

Liked your Indian Dream in the form of a tale. Interesting!

Saimanohar said...

did not undertand the gist of the post..till i read the last point .. . very nice one..

pawan said...

The story was simple.
But the idea was unique, you are right about how our values are dwindling, but I guess we should be the change we wish to be.

Good post!

Anonymous said...

your story was actually a reflection of our real life....which successfully conveyed what was in your mind...
nice one....
best of luck from my side.

Unknown said...

Hey chetan that was a good story narrated. A complete happy family ..... but rarely do we see this around us....with so much of stress in our lives. good one!

Unknown said...

A really nice post. Yes actually the basic Indian dream is really simple with loving family and we all have spoilt it with our greed.

Chetan Maheshwari said...

thanks for dropping by

i am happy that yopu enjoyed the post

it's really great for me that you liked the sory a lot, and enjooyed it
thank u

@shilpa garg

thank you

@sai manohar
thank you sir

Chetan Maheshwari said...

thank you,

thank you sir

thank you, you are true of so much stress around us


thank you

Pushkala said...

Classic Indian Dream.
A good read.
Loved the "money-honey" concept! Very thought-provoking too. :-)

sm said...

great post
like the pics

Lakshmi Rajan said...

Hi Chetan,

Different approach to the race. A story and your interpretation of it. A Philosophical dream that may not be agreeable with everyone but then its your post and you have the right to say, what you feel is right.

Best wishes!

Vipul Grover said...

Hey chetan, a nice thought indeed.. Even the Indian Dream has westernised and money is the honey indeed!
But i feel personally, that its inevitable. Whatever we may want, its difficult to stay out of this materialistic labyrinth. As they say, its the question of survival now.
Nonetheless, this thought is liberating and u chose a nice way 2 present it. kudos:)

Unknown said...

as every1 said.. it was a very beautiful message conveyed in the most simplest of manners.. i liked the post myself.. but.. this was the very first thought that came to my mind.. let us jus suppose that every1 doesnt think abt money and start to love n respect each other.. still ur post suggests that this love is only within the family.. there was no mention abt public interest or caring for others.. if each family has love within themselves, do u think tht the country would hav achieved the indian dream.. care to elaborate..

Chetan Maheshwari said...

it's great that, you enjoyed reading it

Chetan Maheshwari said...

Thanks for dropping by, and for the pics as well
keep smiling!

Chetan Maheshwari said...

@Lakhsmi Rajan
first of all, thanks for coming here
yes, it may no be agreeable to all, being philosophical
but, as you said, i could express it in any way, actually i was of a mood to explain more of it, but dropped the idea, because of its increasing length
keep coming here, and keep smiling!

Chetan Maheshwari said...

@Vipul Grover
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I am happy that you liked my idea of presenting it.
yes, its impossible for a person to be out of this materialistic world, and i personally think it is not necessary to be out of it completely, but i also believe that, to have a happy and stress free life, one has to be a bit philosophical one
keep smiling!

Chetan Maheshwari said...

Thanks for liking the post, and sharing your thoughts
what i think is, money is the necessary part of today's life, but one doesn't need to pursue it blindly, after all why you need money, only to have all the happiness and satisfaction in your life

But, i would like to throw light on the fact, that if you love and respect, than automatically happiness will pursue you, but by following money, one is pursuing happiness. 'Money is not the only reason of happiness'

one's a family is happy(not because of money), and is not dependent only on money, than everything would be good around them.
and talking about the indian dream to be true, it is only possible if each family in this country is going to be happy, and free from greed.
afterall,a country is a group of millions of small families, and if a family is not happy, than how can one expect to accomplish so called Indian Dream.

i feel that, country can not become super power( what ever may be the economic conditions GDP, blah..blah), untill and unless, each person or each family is not happy.

why a person indulges into criminal activities, there may be various reasons, which i can not think of, but one reason of the many of them is the ruined happiness of his family(in whatever form it may be)

yes, you are right that, i didn't care to elaborate the topic in the post, but as you can see it would have added 600 more words to it, and might be possible you have not commented here. I tried to say more by only few statements

it was a pleasure discussing with you,
keep coming here and keep discussing,

keep smiling!

Unknown said...

@chetan.. gotcha.. so u r assuming the fact that if each family is happy,they'll help others.. accepted.. n ya thanks for not making it a long post.. n btw change ur comment posting to pop-up or full page.. not embedded..

Chetan Maheshwari said...

yeah.. sort of..will do it

Apurva said...

Very well done...nice build up of a story into a message and lesson at the end. Really enjoyed it. Look forward to reading more of your posts.

Chetan Maheshwari said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, i am happy that you liked my post
keep coming here!