Oct 19, 2014

Diwali on the doors.....

Diwali......The moment of togetherness.....The happiness to be cherished lifelong.....The lightening of the fun in everyone's heart...

Diwali, one of the most joyous and entertaining day of my life, is on the doors. Diwali is a day when I spend good times with my family and friends. It, to me, is a day that gives a sense of newness to everything around and is a  time to spark the friendly relations with everyone.

I remember as a kid, that it was school which would first make me realize that Diwali is about to come as there always were Diwali Holidays in the calendar.I remember that my father would get me two sets of new clothes for this day and I would  wait for the time when we would go to buy all types of colourful crackers. We would haggle with the shopkeeper to give us the maximum discount so that we could buy more and more crackers. For us kids there use to be two types of Diwali as Choti Diwali and Badi Diwali, and we would buy separate crackers for both of these days. All the friends use to gather at one place to light up the crackers.
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The Diwali Puja also use to be special as compared to other Hindu festivals. There use to be so many flowers and sweets, and there were  unique traditions that were only followed on this day. Infact everything use to be unique with this day. This day would end up with smile on my face and happiness in my life.

The sense of Diwali now has changed a lot, and it is this IRCTC site that makes me realize first that Diwali is knocking on the doors. We now try to finish all the pending works before Diwali, so that nothing sbould keep us bothered during the Day. The holidays have become lesser now but that excitemnt of feeling happiness and sensing the newness in everything remains the

same. I would reach my place one day prior to Diwali, and would catch up with friends to plan something after the traditional Diwali Puja. I would also get some gifts for my lovely nephew and nieces.

I now see Diwali as the day when all the family members get to one place to celebrate the day. The puja, sweets and crackers is obviously the part of this day but now I also see this to live that moment of togetherness with my family and friends. This day, for me, has now become the right time to sort out differences amongst family and friends, and glow up the new hope of fun and love for the next year.

Many people now also await this festival for its auspicuous nature , as every industry, business and shop would give offers on their products. Some of my friends are buying cars, some are buying home appliances and some are looking forward to buy gold on this day. I too am looking forward to buy something big on this day, afterall I also would like to create that feeling of newness on that day.

Its four days left for Diwali, and the moment I step in the market I sense that festive feeling on everybody's face. I see the air in itself turns festive when Diwali comes around.

As everytime, I also am excited to float in this air of festiveness and live that moment of lifelong happiness and togetherness on this one day.


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Sep 21, 2014

As Simple As It Can Be #7

This is the seventh one in the series that describes some of the basic traits of life in its simplest form.

Self confidence  

This unbeatable personal trait is the only required ingredient to achieve anything and everything in life.


This, now a days, pertains to a chunk of ancient customs with unknown origins in every religion, which the orthodox people fear if not followed would instill the traits of anthropophobia in them.


Addiction to anything, in most of the cases, help people in fighting out the moments of fear in their day to day life.

Sweet 16

Sweet 16, often known as the age when love-buds cultivate, is also the age of finding oneself and trying to take power of one's own life.

Courtesy of contemporary people

This is generally bestowed to others to grab and munch a good favour in return.

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Jun 22, 2014


Book Review:  Overload
Author: Arthur Hailey

This book, the moment I picked it up, got loaded on and captivated my thought process compeletely. Arthur Hailey, like in his other books, crafted real life characters with which one could connect very easily and could actually visualize some of the instances happening in one's life. There is one catch, you have to belong to that particular industry which he had so well researched and described in his books, and if you do not belong to that clan then his books could  help one know, upto certain extent, about the lives of the people who live in those industries.

Overload is one such Hailey's book where he had delved into the lives of the people working and living in the power industry of California.The challenges that the power industry brought to its employees, to the state and finally to the people of the state were very well penned down, and one could sometimes feel that-"Oh, the industry of my state does this, all are same and crap everywhere". This common and true view point of the general people was, from  the beginning, inborne in the story. The amazing part was how the author took this view as base and changed this thought of general people into something which was close to reality.

The first part of the story revolved around the functioning of the power industry, the illicit relationships of Goldman and the media view point of that industry. The second part got us into plot when a revolutionary group "Friends of Freedom" came into picture and set down their disarrayed revolutionay motives infront of the power industry. The third part got all the pieces in place, changed the view point of the public for current scenario of power industry in California, and everything else sorted out including Goldman's illicit relationships.

Reading any of the Hailey's books makes you feel like you are living your life with his characters, and you so very easily make the connection with them. This is the reason that each of his book is unparalleled,unique in its content and worth reading.

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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