Apr 28, 2012

As simple as it can be #3

This brings the third series of  'As simple as it can be'. I hope you will find it interesting....

Friend’s Wedding Procession: It is an occasion where in you are invited as unpaid random dancers.

Effective Communication: It happens when both the people have same level of language understanding.

Cell Phone: It is invented as a communicator device and is now slowly taking place of a gadget that is becoming a major contributor in the making of the flat world.

Politics: It is an activity that aims at having one’s own profit in every existing condition, event or place.

Human Body: It is the best machine existing in this world.

It is a series where in every thing can be defined in the simplest manner, however the definition can be changed from time to time; as they say everything moves, and change is the law of the nature.

To read the other posts of this series, click As Simple as it can be

Apr 21, 2012


It was a very cold night. I went out with my friend around midnight to find something to eat. One would say it a scavenging process, as at that time you could only get the left over from the day. It didn’t matter to us; we just wanted anything to eat.

We searched all along, and couldn’t find any opened shop, but fortunately a very small milk candy (kulfi) shop was about to close, and we reached there on time. There were some five six people sitting outside the shop in circle surrounding the bonfire. We also felt better near to that, as it gave us a bit comfort from the chilly wind. It actually was a paradox that we were eating a kulfi in the near comfort of bonfire, and we were enjoying it. It was also the effect of ambience that gave it a sweet taste.

At first, we didn’t pay attention to the people sitting around, and were talking in ourselves. But then their sudden laughter caught our attention, and our ears got automatically dropped in their:

…..Ah all that is fine…but tell me, how Lord Ram could have travelled long distances on his feet”.

Then one other man with long hairs and big beard answered, In the old times, people use to get pure food, and their routines were good not disturbed by the illusion of today’s world, and then they were Gods….

Then after a silence of 30 seconds, other man with broad shoulders responded, Actually, they could have had some conveyance which we do not know, as whatever we know is from the written records, and is believed to be preserved from thousands of years. May be, we do not know the real condition, what could have been there at that point of time, and it is just our assumptions that this could have happened.

Then other person intervened in the discussion, “How can you say that, we do not know the real condition, and to put up such statements is like offending God, which is not right”

“I am not saying that it is not right, but it is just a possibility that I think can be true, I also trust God and also the other rituals equally as you do”….

The fourth person with thin moustache entered into the debate, actually to resolve it, oh ho…the good thing is we know something about it…..and I feel it is better to respect what we know, and try to keep searching for what we don’t know. There is nothing right or wrong here, it is just a perspective which can take any blind turn. I feel that perspectives are only for giving it a thought on, if you like and not for fighting on it.

The man with the big beard, rubbing up his hands continuously to get warmth, added, I also think it is right, Lord Ram has given us good teachings, I think we should learn from them rather than questioning them

Then the man with broad shoulders responded, “I am not questioning any of the sacred happening that had happened in the past. It is just as he said, “pointing towards that fourth person, that it is only my perspective, and it could be whatever I can think

Then the shopkeeper himself added, But, whatever everyone says, there are many things that we do not know….

I didn’t notice that my friend had finished his kulfi, paid the money and is just waiting for me to finish. After a second or so, he said, Oye.. .. eat fast, let them blabber whatever they want, let’s go it’s getting very cold, and that kulfi although it was good, but gave a cold burn to my teeths.

We then came back to our place and slept. The next day from the morning itself that over heard discussion was in my mind, and I actually also agreed to that man’s point with thin moustache, about one’s perspective. I actually also remember a fight that I had with one of my friend because of our different perspectives, and regretted it now.

People say that eavesdropping is not a good habit, but I feel that its goodness depends on what you are dropping your ears on….

Eavesdropping actually means listening secretly to a conversation, but I felt  appropriate to use it here, and you can take it as my perspective for using the word Eavesdropping here.

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Apr 8, 2012

A Time to Change

I wake up surprisingly before that alarm could have rung today. After a long time I felt like I have slept enough at 7 am in the morning, and was in a agreeable mood to get ready for office. I switched off the alarm before it buzzes on my well awake head, and started my day with brushing, washing and bathing.

I had a good breakfast at the nearby kiosk to my home, and then left for office. En route to it , I stopped for petrol. There were some four five people ahead of me, but  got my chance at almost 5 minutes. I thought it was something good about today. There was one lady with a kid asking for help, asusual on the name of god. By looking at the kid, automatically my hand slid into the back pocket and I gave her whatever came out. It was a five rupee coin. She gave me her blessings and went away.

I reached office on time, and luckily I was not sweating enough. The heat of the day and the load of the helmet always makes my shirt sweat and my head wet. But today, it was fine and even the lift’s fan was working so I as usual got my smarty look before I entered into office.

There were about 40 emails in my inbox, and 10 of them required urgent attention. I started working on them along with some pending work of the last day. After about an hour, Mr Lohia one of my colleague came in to get my help on some of his work. I called at the pantry for an off-time tea, and discussed his work. We came to some common conclusion on his problem, and then he went away hoping that he himself could do that work.

It was 5 pm; todays had been a busy day in the office uptill now, but then one of my colleague and crush Udita came in at my desk, for coffee…And how can I say no to her, I always felt happy whenever I talk to her. She keeps on talking to me and I keep on looking at her cute face. May be someday I am going to propose her.

After finishing work at around 7 30 I left for home. The dinner was good tonight, and that cauli flower was tasting good . I relished it beyond my capacity and then went out for a small walk. It was  dark tonight, and there were so many naked stars, creating a soothing view for the thoughtful minds and the tired eyes.

Ting…TIngTing….TingTINGTING….Ting Ting Ting Ting Ting Ting Ting Ting Ting Ting. My dreamily loaded hand moved up and blasted the clock….MAN…….***K OFF….you *(#@##$$....... I opened my eyes, checked the time it was 7 10, I am 10 min late, abused my self and got up to go office.

While I was taking bath, I remembered the dream I had where everything was good about it, the morning, break fast, office night but then that alarm clock pulled me out of it. And as the shower hit my face, I realized that it was me who had to change, the world is ok, beautiful and very good as is. One just have to change the outlook on everything they see, and everything and every day  would become beautiful and good as that dream.

That dream helped me understand that it was not the world’s reaction on me and my life, but it was only my reaction, thoughts and outlook on my life and the life around. If I make it good, life would become good , happy and beautiful.

To make the world beautiful and to bring the positive change, I have to change; and the world will automatically turn into the beautiful place to live in.

The post is written to pen down thoughts on the things that one could change to make the world better and beautiful. As some say it is a  Time To Change

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