November 16, 2013

Intent

It never really is about time. The important thing is intention. You can spend a lifetime chasing. And not be able to move a heartstring. Then someone else steps in, and like magic they change. So when someone cannot make time for you Don’t take it personally It’s not like you lack anything Probably what you have is not what they’re looking for I have seen people cross oceans Heard stories of unbelievable things man is capable of The impossible has been done. Over and over. Only because of the resolve So please, don’t tell me you didn’t have time. The intent was what you lacked.

June 23, 2013

Day 23# We Don’t Need No Education

Personally, I love learning new things and even text book education has sometimes intrigued me. Not being one of the 90+ mark achieving students in school, and having received judgemental scorns from family members about my average grades, I’ve had a thing or two to say about the school education I received. All rote and no learn was never my thing. Anyway – on a lighter note, there are a LOT of things that school doesn’t teach us. Actually, those are the things that no one can teach us – we just have to step into the world and see its mysteries unravel. So here are the top-of-my-mind four things…

June 8, 2013

Day 8# Word To The Wise…

Today is about a bit of counsel for those who follow this blog. Being preachy is not really my style, but sometimes I do get in the mood and surprise myself.  I’m going to write about something I feel deeply about, and have mentioned to a lot of people who I felt would get help and/or relief from it.  Commonly known as the ‘think before you speak/act‘, and taking it a step forward – I urge my friends, family and acquaintance to think about the belief that what goes around, comes around. From times of old, we Indians have believed in ‘Karma’ – the cycle of cause and effect.  So…

May 13, 2013

Dust, If You Must.

Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better, to paint a picture or write a letter, bake a cake or plant a seed, ponder the difference between want and need? Dust if you must, but there’s not much time, with rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead. Dust if you must, but the world’s out there with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain. this day will not come around again. Dust if you must, but bear in mind, old age will come and…

December 29, 2012

12 | 12: Twelve Learnings

Big year for learning, this one. Instances, people, books, experiences – teach. Over nine years of living out of home taught me much. Coming back home has its own share of things for me to learn. These are things I probably knew, but needed reminding: Invest in yourself. Take time to sit alone and get used to your own company. You will be amazed by the way it will feel. If people really want to keep in touch with you, they will always find a way. The world is selfish. There is no one appointed to protect your interests. So keep the superhero suit handy. You can never have it…

April 24, 2012

Conquest Of Paradise

A few days ago I was curiously reminded of a video that was most regularly played before guest lectures and important occassions during my post graduation. It was one of those rare five minutes in the college auditorium, where the parade-like music thumped and there was pin-drop silence. I have often noticed that the passion and inspiration that sport brings, are hardly matched by any other. Be it the Indian blockbuster Chak De! India or the more recently discovered Hollywood flick Goal! The Dream Begins, I have been in awe of stories of common people rising up fro the dust and using the strength of their love towards the sport to push…

April 18, 2012

Be Taken Seriously

Richa reminded me of an article I had sent her one fine Thursday morning. Since I have now crossed over, it was essential to post this πŸ™‚ — The first step towards being taken seriously by friends and strangers is to take yourself seriously. Sport your greys. If you don’t have any, dye your hair salt-and-pepper. Unless you are under 25. If you are under 25, nobody should take you seriously. Just so you can do whatever you want, and say, β€œDude, I’m young, don’t take me seriously.” If you are over 25, do everything you do, with a dead serious face. You need to consider yourself to be the…

April 13, 2012

An Education

In the midst of all the corporate meetings, incessant jargon-fleeced rambling, the vicious circle of unending reports and plans, I miss the part when I actually enjoyed what I did because almost everyday I learnt something new. Talking about learning I often reminisce, thinking about some of the brilliant lectures and talks we were exposed to – while in college. There were those when I just put my head down on the table and slept through the entire one and a half hours. And then there were those where I sat myself in the first row, listened intently and tried to write down everything that came out of the professor’s mouth….

September 8, 2011

Buoyancy

I feel I’m finally ready to narrate the experience which will be the highlight of my annual out-of-country vacation. The immediate action might have been majorly inspired by the commercial blockbuster, but I’ve always been deeply passionate about the ocean and watched countless documentaries and been in awe of those who were able to muster their courage and take the step. Scuba diving. Despite the innumerable constraints that Muscat poses, I was determined to brave the big blue and my unnerving galeophobia to prove to myself that indeed, darr ke aage jeet hai; In my case, jeet = renewed confidence. Having done most of my research while seated at my…

February 10, 2011

Jolt!

A jolt is all you need. A significant push, an apple falling on the head, a sudden revelation, a kick in the nuts to shake you out of the comfortable universe you live in. These shoves come in various forms, intensities and sometimes, when you expect it the least. Some of them will shake you to the core and leave you in a daze, others might bore a hole through your heart and some others will just leave you older and wiser. In a way, all of these are good. It demonstrates that nothing ever is constant and those who like stability must just settle for a different planet. Just…