Tuesday, March 22, 2011

She made my day!


Another weekday started with too many things running in my mind.With all hustle and bustle I managed to get into a heavily crowded bus to Parrys. I got into the bus from the front way in, there is this habit of passing the change to ppl after ppl so that it reaches the conductor sitting at the last and he issues the ticket.So i had to pass the change to the lady who stood beside me.To my awe, this lady with a filthy grimace looked at me as if I passed a dead rat on her hand!This obviously irked my morning temperament.People in bigger cities tend to be quite arrogant and violent no wonder this city is an exemption.I will be tagged either "greedy" or "insane" if I had to expect each and everybody under the sun to be good to me.Tided by these thoughts,I was looking out of the window as I passed the RIPON BUILDING, suddenly an innocent child sitting in the front pressed by hands.I removed my earphones to ask her want she wanted.with a huge radiant smile she pointed to her wrist and asked what! At the mere sight of this child, I started smiling at her and the ice is broken.Unfortunately, I forgot to wear my watch so I had to action her back that I did not wear my watch today!:-(This sweet little lady, seemed to be a bit disappointed and actioned back "Cellphone irukkula time ennanu sollunga"..Hearing this I was totally blown away I was having a mobile in my hand but lacked the presence of mind to check the time in it! But this sweet darling quickly made me realise what I failed to think. I once again actioned her with my 10 fingers that it was "10'o clock".She smiled at me atleast ten times in ten seconds and again started shooting her questions "Enga porenga" I said: "Parrys" ,"velaikku porengala" I said" amaam da velaikkudhaan poren";"parrysla enga"?I replied "YMCA Buildingla";"YMCA Building ah? ennakku nalla theriyume!";I replied:"oh-ho!";and again "enna velapakarenga"?? I replied;"unnakku sonna puriyadhey da!""ellam puriyum neenga sollunga!" to my amazement she understood my job profile with effortless ease. And finally this cute little girl was so friendly that she gave her hands for a warm handshake telling "en peru Durga devi".Again I was put to shame coz it created a feeling that I should have asked her name first! with not a second left to delay I quickly took a snap of durga who brought out lot of joy in me.

There is something very attractive in Durga. It is her warm friendly nature. It is the joy that seems to fill her. It is her low level of ego and self consciousness. It is her not so crooked and scheming mind.It is her open,straight and transparent mind. It could be her vulnerability. It is my own amazement and wonder at seeing God's blessing in the form of a child.And yes, Durga devi made my day!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.

and it is very true when i realize what is happening in my life right now. I know this is the decision I have to take at this time but the fear that it might be a wrong decision is threatening me.Recently I decided on 'something'.This decision of mine made me stop eating, sleeping, working and it is like a 'mosquito-bite' sucked my thoughts and caused a serious inflammation in my mind!.The inflammation caused by this bite is working in its own way to get healed.
I started talking to many people and find ways to get that 'something' I really wanted.In due course, I found them suggesting me the kind of life I must lead;lot of free advices and all the best possible spiritual quotes of leading a desire-less life. Shucks! Am I really that greedy or am I not understanding the travails of others!! Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.After a careful retrospection I did realize that we can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.Truly speaking, in finding solution to this 'something' I feel both' euphoric' and 'depressed' because the persons I gave least importance in my life is running to help me out and the persons whom I considered really important in my life have his/her own priorities to work on!Given a situation, being judgmental about a person is truly absurd!..Different persons play different roles at different times in conspiring you to get 'something' you really want out of your life!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The dark side of the Society-Male dominated Society

Its been couple of months since i relocated to chennai(the capital!!) and am experiencing the perfect madras culture everyday.The hot topic I would like to shout loud is the often talked subject "Eve Teasing".I myself being a victim several times.Since I had resorted to train as my means of commutation I need to walk nearly four kms to shuttle between my home and workspot.Meantime I happen to pass by a lot of rogue tresspassers with perverted attitude passing rave comments even if am wearing a fully covered chudidhar.I really wonder what these guys think about themselves.Do they think they are the superheroes owning the planet???Or they are the creatures evolved before the woman community??Why dont these fellows accept females as part of their world.The worst incident I remember which happened oflate is a drunk guy sitting in a bus stand of a famous college in the city ,was in an inebriated state to identify himself.As I happened to travel via that bus stop, I was sitting near a window watching the building of that college ,when this fellow spotted the color of my chudidhar yelling out some nonsense and asking the address of my house.I felt very much embarrassed when the others in the bus looked at me laughing.I was about to burst out my anger at that fellow and the others for such a barbaric behaviour at a girl, but then I kept quiet as I was tired to fight that day.We say India is a developed nation where people are quite rational.we do claim that women are equal to men in all walks of life.Is it not true that such incidents happens everyday??Then why such a hypocrisy???Why do woman are considered as a commodity in men's world??Why men dont accept woman as a part of the society??Now think about a world without woman..Will there be any prospective generations at all??Or think of a world where woman starts teasing men for their dressing style or about their built..Does it sounds funny??Guys out there please develop a mind for accepting woman as they are.Treat them with respect.Jus because you have a 'Y' chromosome doesnt mean that you have got horns in your heads.Girls are not emotionless,senseless nonsense.They do have a heart that is very sensitive to the societal treatment.These thoughts invite a very hot debate indeed!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Being a Chenaiite


is teaching a lot of responsibilities in every way!!.Its been a long pause from my active blogging mode but of late I decided to write atleast a bit....After several stumbles, I hit chennai for my work.Before joining my office, I took my bro to have a look at my office location.Being vested with high imaginative skills I had a sketch of my working ambience.A ten storyed tall glass building; a biometric fingerprint entry system,seperate cabin, a cafeteria and wat not!!with these thoughts racing my mind I was nearing my office area.But my good God put a speed breaker to my thoughts..OMG, finally I reached a place where people live in streets. Gigantic ladies with yellow faces dabbed with loads of turmeric were cooking their dinner in one corner of the road and their husbands selling various household goods occupying the greater part of the road when the traffic was at its peak.These ppl produce lot of street bred children who keep playing in the busy road with soiled dresses and uncombed hair.Watching such a sight,I had a great mental attack:-(My expectations were shattered.Gathering every bit of courage and fortitude, I spotted an old building which was supposed to be my office..Everthing was left to my choice then, whether to continue or quit the job. But I made up my mind to come out of the total comfort zone and fight with what my destiny has to offer.
Two months passed.Gradually I convinced myself everyday to be happy with whatever I have been blessed.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bringing a new Dimension to life!!

I romanced this idea of practising yoga for a long time, but as usual couldn't be consistent with it.Though I got exposed to the power of yoga since childhood I was not much inclined rather i lacked the concentration and effort to work it out everyday.It took me all these years to realize the importance of a routine exercise regime.Also I failed to control my mind several times, leading a highly unorganized way of life.All these bothered me very much.I really needed a change in my lifestyle which can endow me with all strength,balance and peace of mind.For some days I've been consistent at practising yoga.I swear,it is definitely a path to enlightment.It makes u realize the fact that the power of one is absolutely huge.One should understand the benefits of practising it everyday as it brings about a complete transformation of both the body and mind.I wish u too realize the power in you.Enjoy it,revel in it and exercise it for making a peaceful earth and perhaps contribute to a highly moral society.Try it out.You can feel your heart sing in joy and feel the joie de vivre gushing out in you.You will start looking very healthy and happy and your system will play a symphony everyday.Oh-oh its too early for saying too much and let me stop my blabbering.So in all, take up an exercise regime everyday, lead a healthy and happy life...:-)

Wonderful video on Hatha yoga!-watch it!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Whatte movie!!

Yes 3 idiots is the most entertaining movie i had watched so far.Loved the way the movie was made. Aamir Khan is once again proving that he is a legend!.More importanly, I loved the portrayal of present Indian Education system.Director, Rajkumar Hirani aptly delivers the flaws in our education system especially the parental pressure of pinning too many hopes when it comes to choosing their ward's career.For a longtime Engineering and medicine remains the fantasy of most Indian middle class parents.Not to mention the ever increasing engineering colleges list.To my surprise there are 8 new engineering colleges started this year alone in my city.No wonder these fields are extremely diluted.Another catchy point that caught my mind is roting system of education,grading systems,parental pressure going to the extent of suicides and these ideologies are well woven through thoughtful dialogues.
Omi portrayed as chathur(NRI) is a good example of over ambitious,nerdy youngsters of this generation.He studies well and settles with a US naukri.This implicity reminds of the brain drain faced my the country.The creme-de-la-creme are well trained to obey their US ringmasters.Aamir khan as Roncho is well equipped with the grey matter to challenge his professor(played by Boman Irani).Though he is misfit to Indian kind of education system, he still tops his class.It seems madhavan did his homework well for that inno looking college guy.The poor family background of Raju rastogi (Sharman Joshi class actor!) makes one feel the typical expectations of proverty stricken parents.
I myself remain a victim of this biases education system.Being a lifescience graduate I find it hard to earn a decent salary.the society is facing an imbalance of people trained in different areas.As a result there is a mad rush of students opting for engineering.I was shocked to know that a coconut tree climber is educating his son in an engineering coll that too for a payment seat.This kind of imbalance doesnt create a healthy society, a not-so-good sign for a developing nation like India.
Coming back to the movie, Aamir khan's portrayal as a prodigy completely stole my heart.His innovative mind is the take away point in all.Right from handling his friend's family problems to delivering a baby of his professor's daughter he has given a flawless performance that makes you wonder that only Aamir can deliver such a mind blowing Performance!.The end was another surprise element.I reminds me that we should not look down at any profession with contempt, when the NRI teases his job as a mere primary school teacher,I realize how true the writer of the story has observed the happenings in the society.True happiness lies in realising one's wishes and not in pursuing a career to mint money.The comedy track is truly rib tickling and delivered with brillance!!Personally it was a great time for my introspection too which I've been doing a lot these days.It had an impact on my belief systems and thoughts.In alll "All is well" in 3idiots.Now i think I paid less for the number of ecletic messages conveyed in the movie.

Don't miss it!:-)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

When the Arguement of Good and Bad arises

most of us realize that how feel about certain situation depends upon the thought prevailing that time.What is good and wat is bad?If so who decides these?under what criterias?The thought is that what seems to be good for one is considered bad for another person.Is there a uniform acceptance by the beings?The answer is an obvious no!!Trying to fulfill ones purpose in life is a daunting task indeed.For those who dont know what it is,it can create a great deal of turmoil.For those who know what it is it cant seem to make things happen,it can equally be traumatic.However in the process of bolstering your inner dialogue,thoughts should become an asset and not a detriment.This is wat i called choices!!
Questions like this rattle my mind everyday,every hour every minute and every nano second.But its like NP-not complete problem.sometimes human brain is like a computer,you dont have solution for almost every mystical questions.Even the most learned people cant answer such questions."Katradhu kai man alavu,kalladhadhu ulagalavu" is very correct in this aspect.Maybe if I fix an appointment with the CEO of HImalayan saints association,I can vent out my rants with a smile!!I still don understand this so called "Karma Theory"..FRom where do we come and where do we go?What is the reason for the series of births?What is so subtle in this birth that was not in the previous births?Will there be any improvement in next birth?What is the purpose of the whole play?
Are we the architects of our life?or the creators guiding each move?But I believe that we are the writers of our destiny.."Two Roads Diverged in a yellow wood and i took the one less travelled by.."hits my mind when we talk about choices.Perhaps there are more roads that are lesss travelled by..Even if i consider each birth is a learning lesson and each time we learn from the mistakes and take the new lessons in the next birth..Is there an end to it?whither destination?If the goal of birth is to have an answer for each and every question the mind asks will the entire life becomes senseless?.Because there is no need,or no wants,no specific goals to achieve.Coming to the concept of Bhagavat Gita,whatever happenned has happened good..whatevet is happening is happening good..whatever will happen is bound to happen good..we din bring anything here to lose..we don take anything when the soul departs..so the question here is are our choices already written with destiny or it gets written aas it happens when we make choices.In that case wont it become a case history????