Monday, May 15, 2017

Live It Today!!




Today
Since morning
I was lost in random thoughts
Bit nostalgic…at times
And bit thoughtful for future and its course
Thinking, what if I had
A “button to pause”
For some moments of past that I really treasure
And a “time machine” to travel to future
To see what is there for me...in store
And then my phone rang
Bringing me from my trance
I realised…I lost precious moments
Of Today…The Present moment
Thinking of future and past!
And I missed the Sun rise....


Live It Today, Live The Day...Leaving The Future and The Past!! 


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Silence Of Sky: Akashara Nirabata!!



Niraba Nirab Thae Sate Kete Katha kahe Ayee Akasha!!
A pre-dawn sky, often leave me amazed!!
As if it’s the screen having stories to played!!
The Sky appears vast and blue
With a profound silence too
It’s the pool of million droplets
Of the moments Of innumerable tales
That it has watched and stored
Perpetually since time immemorial
Sometime as a unspeaking spectator
Sometime itself as the “Hero” of the tale...

Picture - My Vivo Mobile!!  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Expectations!!


Expectations!!

Expectation is a strong belief system within us that makes us assume that something will come to us or something will happen...
It’s true that we can never find a world which is "absolutely expectation free". We expect from our life, the people around us and our surrounding.....most of the time inadvertently though. I feel...with every layer of expectations, we lose something within us. I mean every expectation comes with a cost of making a small dent in us...a kind of void, a kind of hole. That’s why “The more we expect, the more we become poor and miserable”. However, it’s not easy to stop expecting but we can consciously reduce them especially
the layers which are not necessary for our struggle for survival!! At least, we can shed the Unnecessary Expectations!!  

 

Shedding few layers of expectations, sure a better way of feeling happier and wealthier!!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Happy Moments Need Our Attention and Care!!


Happy Moments Need Our Attention and Care!!


This Morning...while having my morning tea with a fresh mind, I decided to remember one good thing which I did, saw, happened to me or anything as such that had made me most happy....in the last week. Initially, to be honest nothing came to my mind immediately. after trying bit hard then The first thing that I remembered was "The bed time talk" with my son who told me the story of Perky Jackson and few jokes along with it and The time I spent with my friends last Tuesday...typically “fun and Foodwala” were the happiest moment!!

I wonder...Had it been about bad times...would it bit quicker and easier to remember?

Maybe, I guess...a Big YES!!

Because, “bad times” have a stronger invading power and raid the mind the moment they happen than “good times” which are slower and weaker to draw attention even if they happen to be of same intensity.
That's how we live our days...without noticing Happy moments more often!!
Ugly moments never look for our Attentions but Happy Moments Do!!
For Ugly moments... Like adults are capable enough not only to draw our attention, in fact quite compelling to let us notice them but also their taxing impact stay for long even after the moments are over

But Happy Moments...like children need our conscious attention, care and absolute nurturing to be noticeable as well as let them have longer positive impact in our lives amidst the twists and turns of it....

Sunday, April 23, 2017

#MoreIndianThanYouThink: Eileen Destiny!!!



The vivacious EILEEN DESTINY  
I don’t have an overseas traveling experience so far. So, for my part I never have experienced any personal encounters with people residing/inhabitant in/of other countries, the earth beyond the geographical boundaries of my country, India.

Recently, however something happened and I met someone, quite a stranger who made me feel that sometime they are #MoreIndianThanYouThink


Seriously!!

Since last few months I have stirred up one of my long suppressed passions…i.e. Photography. I do a hail lot of nature photography these days that mostly includes sun rises, sun sets and flowers. Every morning, I update my FB TimeLine with some photos along with few lines as Good Morning Message. Need not to say, I get enough likes and I have developed few regular readers too.

One fine day, I got a message on FB messenger from a girl asking me about a restaurant at my place. It was from Eileen Destiny who I didn’t know or I can say I hadn’t noticed her reactions and comments to my FB posts till then. She had been a constant admirer of my Flower photography and is a regular reader of my updates.

I was excited as I checked her profile and came to know that she was from Singapore. I gave her all the details about the restaurant she had asked about and then asked her, as a courtesy though, that if she would visit my place anytime, I would like to meet her.

Guess what??

After two day, I got a message again from her…

Hey..Tina

I’m coming to your place tomorrow for a Business meeting. How about meeting U. Can you make it…let me know!!

Luv

I was excited and bit confused at the same time. I was scared to meet a complete stranger that to a foreigner. I was apprehensive too thinking what impression she might have about India and Indians. Nevertheless, I asked one of my friends to accompany me and finally we went to meet her at a restaurant.

In India I found my Destiny…That’s why I have suffixed Destiny to my name, said the vivacious Eileen as we gradually went on talking after exchanging the initial pleasantries


I was amazed when she told us how in India finally she found her purpose of life. A spoilt tom boy since her childhood, she had left Singapore, her Country, to Australia at her early twenties. She had always been an entrepreneur in her heart and followed the same dream after her education. On her early thirties she became a successful entrepreneur but at the cost of her own health and mind. The stress she had gathered while facing/overcoming challenges, the betrayals from her surroundings, the inevitable helpless times, and the acute business loses at times had taken a toll on her body ruining it to the core.

Incidentally six year back, she had visited India for a business deal. And after that…her life took a positive turn with healing, positivity and happiness. She has visited many countries, for travelling overseas is the nature of her business, but its India that made her feel the Second home.

I had never expected that she might know India so much in detail. In fact more than an Indian. Not only places…that included some interior parts and villages, but she knew many cultures, tastes and festivals of India.  The Indian way of life, food and clothing those are as diversified as trees in a dense forest, and this girl was knowing them as if she had been born and brought up here…isn’t it amazing!! Even I can’t claim so much of knowledge about India Yaar. And, you know what, she even knows the language…yeah…I mean she can even understand (though a little) Marathi too.




I mean…I am really feeling inarticulate to express my amazement that I felt in those few hours knowing that someone could be #MoreIndianThanYouThink It was just incredible!!!
But then...that makes me feel How Great My India as A Country is...a nation truly pluralistic having plethora of diversified cultures yet...a beautiful landscape on the earth.
Like Lufthansa Airlines....

A perfect journey starts with a heartfelt “Namaste”.










Saturday, April 15, 2017

Be a Part of the Race




Be a Part of the Race
But At Your Own Pace
Chase Your Dream
But At Your Own Whim
Spread love And Peace
But Start It with Yourself
Make All Efforts to Be Happy
And The World around You
Will Be exultantly Glee

Sunday, April 9, 2017

I haven’t told you so but I noticed!!



Picture courtesy : www.bonobology.com  
I haven’t told you so but I noticed…

The ‘mogra ka gajra’ you often buy at traffic signals

Hiding that glimmer in your eyes by not looking at me

To see some sparkles on my face as my eyes dance with glee

 

I haven’t told you so but I noticed…

That extra strip of ‘Avomine’ in your wallet

That often I forget to carry while we travel

To deal with my queasiness, nausea and upset health

 

I haven’t told you so but I noticed…

When you truss the straps of my chemise

Even when we are on midst of bitter fight

You unconditionally lend a hand to help me out…

 

Let me tell you…

I haven’t told you so but I noticed,

Whether it’s charging my power bank

Or getting a matching bangle for my new outfit…

The little things you do are real trinkets in my life…



The poem was also published Here


Love is.....when you buy Mogra ka Gajra, matching bangles and Avomine!