Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Lows And Their Non-Existence !

          There are some points in life which are ‘low’ and this is when you wonder "why me?” Sometimes there is a low point followed by another one and this time you wonder “when will the ‘high’ be?” Sometimes you feel that you simply cannot spot a high, now that is being mean to yourself and definitely proclaiming to the world that the highs are an elusive lot and that your perspective towards life is super-defective. Lows make us feel down and out and this is when we get cocooned inside a shell or resolve to deal with them brilliantly. Having tried both, I can vouch for the second option.

          Getting cocooned helps none. You are the one at loss. Nobody likes or appreciates you. Instead you are only pitied upon. Share your woes with someone and will you realize that they have a whole lot of their own! You think it is good to confide in a stranger? Think not twice but ten thousand times before doing so! You are already on the self-damaging path. Your image which is marred only due to a certain low is marred forever if you discuss them in your first ever run-off with a stranger. Sooner will you realize that lows make you undergo highly commendable acts of stupidity! This is so because if you think that the stranger will enlighten you to get over the lows or will pull you out of the deep mess, then you deserve to be there for a little longer. Lows are a part of everybody’s life and there is nothing exceptional about them. Nowhere from the outside will the rescue team arrive. It is all within you!

How to deal with them?

          Forget that you HAD any low in life. Believe that there have been only highs. No, you ain’t bluffing yourself. To rephrase, turn your lows into your highs. If you have the time and patience, sit down and write as many lows you think you have had. Against each one of them write in only a sentence as to why you consider that low a low. Now having done this, in a second column write or try to wrack your brains and then write in only a sentence as to why that low is not a low! What you need for filling up the details in the second column is an open mind and a slightly tweaked perspective. If you go by my word, you will have more things to fill in the second column, just try putting down the best one.
          
          Forget that you HAVE any low in life. Your life is just as perfect as it could be right now. Smile. Yes, you could have been worse. This definitely does not mean that you stop aiming at the highs. Forgetting that you have any low in life is simply going to make you feel better about your present. Comparing your so-called low with somebody else’s is being mean. Let your imagination come alive if you have to imagine yourself in a worse situation vis-à-vis your current situation, which you so eagerly wish to get over. 

          Aim for little highs. This will only come to your rescue if you firstly believe that there are only highs to aim for. It is easier to get back from the ground as compared to a position which underground. Getting rid of the fact that a low exists, you have already stepped out of the negative zone. Commendable! Now all you have to start from is a zero. It is easy to build on it; brick by brick. A small high followed by another small high, and there you go! A little high over another little one will make an insurmountable high achievable without even you realizing it.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Just For You !

You are the smile,
A smile so infectious...

You are the warmth,
A warmth so genuine...

You are the heart,
A heart so endearing...

You are the dream,
A dream so beautiful...

And you, yes you are the future,
A future so unimaginably perfect !

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Agreement With God

I sorted it out with God today, a discussion and finally an agreement. Countless blessings only if I abide by the things agreed upon.
Why an agreement? I told him that even though being his favorite was unlikely, in reality, I sensed that he has pushed me aside. He should let his anger die down and acknowledge my existence. He responded that I was no lesser child of his and he never had partiality in mind. So I needed to look beyond the obvious.
Nevertheless my bullheadedness pulled him to register an agreement. Terms and conditions are stringent. Even an iota of deviance would lead to repudiation.
The chance to have him with me forever by successfully carrying through the promise is an effective deal. He patronizes those who help themselves, probably he wants me too to know it well!

HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Its a new year on this billions old earth, Just like a moment of rebirth.
Only as I enter filled with hope, Its the beginning of an all new road.
For a life like never before…
For things better and bright,
Of spectacular dreams hitting great heights.
For a genuine and unfading smile,
Reflecting all the simplicities of life.
For bonds lasting lifelong,
Facing the hard knocks as they trudge along.
For immense love and kindness,
And choosing the path that is righteous.
As the first day of 2013 uncurls,
I wish a happy new year to the whole world!

HALF - MINDED

In the loop, which way do I choose?
To pick the best, I need to test.
The ‘wrong’ seems ‘right’ and lures me to its side.
Finally, the ‘right’ sighs and renders good-bye.
Tears roll as I moan and whine.
But now ‘Right’ is beyond the boundary line.
Over again, a doleful ‘right’ and a dazzling ‘wrong’!
Which way do I go from?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

THE FOOD IN YOUR PLATE

               Accidentally, a pair of eyes caught my sight. They were rummaging around furtively and they finally set upon something lying in one dirty corner. ‘Whoa!’ a piece of chapatti but a stale and dusty one. Those starving eyes picked it up, scraped the dirt and stashed it safely into a jhola. Probably, the charitable soul would feed a stray animal. But what I saw was a bolt from the blue! He settled down at a peaceful spot, slowly fetched this seemingly invaluable possession and, started nibbling it off!
               Eat your breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper! How many of us actually have the dispensation of eating our meals like this? Indeed, millions don’t get food for days; eating according to this health byte is out of question! Spending your days without high-quality first-rate food is unimaginable, isn’t it? But, it isn’t for this chapatti-discoverer and several others like him who probably consider themselves blessed to have found one, for it helps them wrestle their starvation!
               So what did you eat today; Thai, Mexican, Continental, Chinese or simply Indian? The choices are indeed infinite and certainly your taste buds would have started tingling. The indigent will surely be amazed to know that there are things beyond dal aur roti! Eating elaborately too is an exclusive attribute of ours; a three, five or an unbelievably seven course meal too we can devour. But managing even one meal a day is unattainable for many! How gloomy it is for us to eat the same food twice in a day, we want things crisp, hot from the oven and garden-fresh. On the contrary, is flavor ever a concern for the destitute? Ever skipped a meal? Beyond doubt we will overindulge in anything which we come across first. Food is used as a bait to entice people to join schools (need for food being much greater than anything else)! Feasting- another opportunity to overload ourselves with foodstuff, fasting- compulsorily a way of life for the deprived! Familiar with Digene and Pudin Hara, how often do we use it to our rescue? Girls want to go thin; men too want a well-toned tummy. They watch their waistline by going for a low-fat or sugar-free or high-fiber nutritional regime. Alternatively, the impoverished are involuntarily undernourished! Excesses delight us and we die of obesity, however, the unfortunates die of hunger!
               Plainly, food is the way to a man’s life! Our accessibility to food of our preference is a privilege; we have the luxury of eating what we want and whenever we want. Awkwardly, we have sumptuousness of squandering it too!
               The intent is not to persuade anybody to eat food insufficiently but to dissuade everybody from wasting it. Leftovers can help feeding lives (as for the chapatti-discoverer) but giving something to eat because is it trash is uncouth! Fill up your serving dish with all what you can eat (comfortably). Respect the food in your plate for the reason that there are countless who go dead for the lack of it!


Happy Munching!
Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

THE GREAT INDIAN RAILWAYS

               This huge network of Indian Railways is so infuriating! Beyond doubt, I will disregard the positive aspects of it. There is no dearth of negative issues that run parallel to the Indian Railways namely non-availability of tickets, dirty platforms, train accidents and not even the additional money the passengers pay to get a seat in an already house-full train! Here, I bring all your attention to this gargantuan and no-solution-seems-possible problem of the trains running behind schedule and the problem isn’t very young; it is as old as the network itself!
               Did you just say that you haven’t faced this problem? Impossible! I won’t believe even if you ask me to inherit the property of the richest man on earth! I can claim (with complete confidence) that almost every person (atleast in India) has experienced this. It isn’t something you have to experience by choice; its an inherent characteristic of the railways and you will be made to forbear it- simply buy a ticket!
               Ours is the largest railway network in Asia and Indian Railways runs around 11000 trains per day. 13 million passengers are using this system everyday! Thus, there is a huge ‘responsibility’ on our railway system but the same was kept under consideration only while designing the tag line for the Indian Railways ‘Life line to the Nation…’ and the magnitude of this responsibility was forgotten immediately after.
               ‘Welcome to the Indian railways enquiry system…’ this sounds familiar, right? Yes, it is the same facility introduced with the purpose of cautioning the passengers with respect to numerous aspects of our railway system, but rarely has it been the source of accurate information (especially with regard to the arrival and departure of these 11000 trains)!
               The railways do assume the agony of the passengers and express their concern through the incessant and unfathomable railway announcements ‘inconvenience caused is deeply regretted…’, we listen to them attentively, just hoping against hope that this time the announcement is being made for the train’s arrival! Indeed, that’s an easy way of clearing oneself of one’s wrongdoing. There is a sigh of relief when the train finally reaches but don’t dare to think that it will catch up on all your lost time and energy, indeed there is doubtlessly a possibility for further delay! Wonder about those who are waiting with you amidst chaos (read it fellow-sufferers).
               Think of this article again on a day when you are standing on a platform, waiting for your train to arrive. I wonder you will because at that juncture you would be busy hurling expletives, obviously to the railway system and its people! If your train is running on time- it is just an exception and if it is running behind schedule- there is no reason to get worried, it is the most trustworthy trait of our great Indian Railways!
                                                        
Have a happy journey!
Monday, September 20, 2010