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I remember a few days back I had started a project for myself. I/Knowledge. Here’s an update. I did very little about it. Yes I thought that I will utilize my time dwelling deep into all those heavy topics but now when I look back, I see that I haven’t contributed anything to it 😢
See this is my problem..how I start anything new with full enthusiasm and chirpiness but when it comes to execute it, I just sit back and go zzzzzz. So, I am not doing any major stuff. Besides my daily work, I have whole day to myself. Then why spend too much of my time watching online movies and tv shows.
Ohh I need to come out of my lazy shell 😃
There is so much to read and so much to know.

I have to bring discipline into my little project now. Yes. I am on to it now. Religiously. No matter what, I will finish this soon.

There has been too much of cooking, tv, wasting time. Now I have to finish what I started a few months back.

It’s going to be fun…just like I imagined. 😃😃

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well well well..here we are into the new year again. its 2nd day of January 2014 and i am putting up my thoughts over here.

strangely this time i have made no resolutions. simply because i have observed that i dont keep up with them 🙂 i was revisitng some of my old posts and found that the ones which i made in 2011, 2012 and 2013 are still pending and hence there is no point making any new ones.

hmm this looks like a very pessimistic way of starting the very first post of 2014 🙂

so here’s a little dose for myself…

  • definitely need to put a check on my figure!
  • definitely need to eat healthy food!
  • being in touch with cousins, friends more often!

am i forgetting something..yes…there it is..keeping up the word. if i promise something to soeone i should honor that and keep it.

what else, reading a book and finishing it. even if its little boring reading it till the last page! and then never buying a book just going through its blurb!

oh yes, this looks like i have been wrong in so many ways. but then what are resolutions for?

some sort of a control check we do internally to maintain balance in our lives.

2013 was amazing…career wise, in personal life, and otherwise also 🙂

i completed many things under my Bucket List last year and that makes be so happy! from 2014, i have high hopes too! but for everything we must act well, think well and do well. for me to all of this is pretty challenging, because i get distracted so easily but am lucky to have a great family around me and the most amazing life partner and my best friend AH. each year we are exploring a new “us” and i wish i can give all my love to people i love and care about. 

hope all of you had a great 2013 and may 2014 bring lots of love, hope and peace and fun in your lives..amen 🙂 

Happy New Year 2013

Posted: January 4, 2013 in I say, I do

I have lot to do in this year..

  • blogging regularly
  • being really good at my work
  • updating my bucket list 🙂

Wishing a very happy new year to everyone who has ever come across my blog 🙂

 

I am not very fond of labeling one day for love and then doing things on one particular day 🙂 but then what the hell, celebrate love which ever day and which ever way you want.

What could have been more special than enjoying a cozy romantic dinner with AH and watching a movie..holding hands together, laughing and doing silly stuff!  yeah, that’s what we did on Valentines day this year 🙂

Cheers to love and its glory 🙂


 

 

1st week of 2012 has passed and the time has come to ponder what happened to the whole “resolutions” thing.

 

 

 

well the strange fact is i did not make any resolutions this time initially. because last year’s are still unfulfilled. what am i gonna do if i  keep pending my resolutions like this?

need to make even more realistic ones i guess.

hence, only one  “hope” for 2012 – eat healthy food.

  • say no to chips please…even if lays and pringles come up with something more fancy and yummy.
  • say no to coke..at least in public..act!
  • chocolates are sin. indulge only once in a while 🙂
  • increase the in take of salads. yes, i started having them meticulously this year..happy to see the change.
  • regular jogs and walks…ummm this goes

for AH as well.

enough for food talk…now something in general –
  • maintain blog.
  • add more to crafts …more do it yourself projects.
  • last but not the least – get a job. i think this one tops the list. right.
moving forward to social –
  • less gossip vanya. less gossip….when will i learn.
  • in a group, do not do – me me me…hmmm need to put a hold on this.
  • while watching movies, do not tell the climax (if read on wiki or other sites) to friends. they get irritated. but ain’t that fun to see pissed off faces…confused!
ohhh shit..gotta stop this post because the resolutions are piling up now and i can not do this to myself……

okay, am done. wait for 2013 to catch up for this year’s report.

 

 

Gymmie Gymmie Gymmie

Posted: July 12, 2010 in Fun, I say, I do

Yes..I have joined the gym. I am very glad that finally this is happening. My diet is also super cool and am strictly avoiding my favorite 3 Cs – Cheese, Chips and Coca Cola 🙂

In a way, it is nice as I am getting up early in the morning which had been on a constant mental denial since many months. Also, I will sleep let’s say 11-ish at night which means reading till midnight will be only on weekends! Anyway, I can manage everything to get back into my slimmer shape.

Another great thing…..Monday is surprisingly less annoying. Redial is on leave for 2 days..and I am super duper ecstatic about this 🙂



A happy weak ahead!

Yes yes. Here it comes. Self-identification. Self-obsessed me. But this time, it’s little different.

Yesterday at dinner, my Sci-Fi uncle asked me this very simple question: How are you?
And I replied..I am fine. I usually say the same thing whenever anybody asks me about my well being etc. etc.
And then while I was eating, i just thought for a while…and said ..actually I am not fine. But I am not sad either. So, will that account for being “fine”?
He laughed and asked me…how is your work going on? I said pretty good and am coming back home on time as well. I said on personal level too..everything is calm, nice and there are no complaints.
And then came this big concept of self-identification. My dad as usual was commenting on “live life king size…and living in the present” philosophy and my mom was coming up with new questions related with the big one. I was trying to finish my brinjal curry simultaneously thinking about AH and the episode of Castle which i wanted to see…..
However I asked him, how are you? To this, he said, I am OK. Well see…that’s the standard thing people say…no one ever says I am happy…because, it is not a permanent state..there is nothing like absolute happiness for mortals.
Well this discussion led to many perspectives. I have started to believe that we are never satisfied for a long period of time.
Despite living a good life (with a career of my choice, with a life partner of my choice,) something remains lacking….on a spiritual level. On a macro level, there is this universe, world, my country, my state, my city, my society, my home, my family and then I. How small is my existence in physical sense. Of course, I have touched many lives.. 🙂 yet, when it comes to the connection with self..it’s not there.
I am a religious person..not much but I believe in Almighty..and pray to God everyday before leaving for office..and before going to sleep I do the same. That is one habit that I follow ever since I was in school. Is it just a habit? no can’t be because I earnestly pray…and in my prayers I ask for the well being of my parents and family..and myself. I pray to God to be with me in all situations…to give me strength to do the right thing.
In management classes, we were told to believe in the concept of “we”. And I appreciate all that stuff. But it is so superficial. There is so much of “I”, “me” and “myself”….everywhere.
I try to justify my mistakes with myself knowing that it’s all crap until I accept what I have done was not correct.
Ohh there is so much going on in my mind…

I remember when I was in school…in 7th std., I had written an essay on “Are we happy than our forefathers?”

Being a 12 year kid, my concepts and thoughts were different. I believed in certain things which no longer hold any truth in my life now. But still, I want to figure out this one thing called “happiness”. And hence, I choose to rewrite it again…. in brief.

I believe that the most dynamic element in this universe is human beings. We are a different species all together. God has been really kind in making us the most intelligent amongst all 🙂

Over the years, civilizations were formed, destroyed and reformed. And the lifestyles have undergone tremendous change. Behavioral patterns and relationships have taken a new shape. Social networking sites keep us updated! People have become more open, they love to experiment, seriousness towards commitment is sadly not so important anymore, Generation x, y, z or whatever has issues of its own!

We are living in uncertain times.

To be continued……


There are some things which never die with time.. One such classic is Madhushala….

My favorite verses from
Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s Madhushala:













मदिरालय जाने को घर से चलता है पीनेवला,
‘किस पथ से जाऊँ?’ असमंजस में है वह भोलाभाला,
अलग-अलग पथ बतलाते सब पर मैं यह बतलाता हूँ –
‘राह पकड़ तू एक चला चल, पा जाएगा मधुशाला।’।


धर्मग्रन्थ सब जला चुकी है, जिसके अंतर की ज्वाला,
मंदिर, मसजिद, गिरिजे, सब को तोड़ चुका जो मतवाला,
पंडित, मोमिन, पादिरयों के फंदों को जो काट चुका,

कर सकती है आज उसी का स्वागत मेरी मधुशाला।


बने पुजारी प्रेमी साकी, गंगाजल पावन हाला,
रहे फेरता अविरत गति से मधु के प्यालों की माला’
‘और लिये जा, और पीये जा’, इसी मंत्र का जाप करे’
मैं शिव की प्रतिमा बन बैठूं, मंदिर हो यह मधुशाला।


कुचल हसरतें कितनी अपनी, हाय, बना पाया हाला,
कितने अरमानों को करके ख़ाक बना पाया प्याला!
पी पीनेवाले चल देंगे, हाय, न कोई जानेगा,
कितने मन के महल ढहे तब खड़ी हुई यह मधुशाला!

I always get so touched after reading Madhushala.There is love, happiness, sorrow, frustration, beauty, life and death, search for the self…..everything in this poem.

Aaahhh, every time, it leaves me on a different note!

It envelopes so many concepts. Besides, romanticism, there is this mystic element.
The poet has beautifully expressed bitterness in society with a positivity. There is disappointment and there is hope.

Many say, that it is inspired from Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat (though I find it different in some ways) this Hindi marvel is a gem in itself.

Human ambitions, aspirations and desires never cease. It is a conscious circle which completes us all. Our desires make us who we are. Our choices decide our future. Madhushala tells us that despite our daily struggles, we have so much to look forward to.We have so much to do.


It is a celebration of human spirit!






We know it all…

Posted: April 27, 2010 in Fun, I say, I do

Thank you Pakistan, says Facebook

Source: Yahoo News

Tue, Apr 27 09:05 AM

Trust social networking sites to not miss a chance to have a say in any heated current topic. Fan pages and messages on two popular sites – Facebook and Twitter – are fast becoming an ideal place for Internet junkies to vent.

Facebook reportedly has over 90 fan pages on Sania Mirza and her much talked about wedding to Pakistani cricketer, Shaoib Mallik. The page called ‘Thank you Pakistan for taking Sania Mirza, now please take Rakhi Sawant also’ has earned itself over 65,000 fans in a matter of two weeks. It currently has over 75,000 people supporting the statement.

And the popularity of the other group,’Throw away Shashi Tharoor and Lalit Modi’, only puts in perspective how much importance the public spat between the two political figures is actually being given. As against the 65,000 fans for Sania’s group, this page has only 30-odd members.

The category of this group proudly falls under Common Interest – Politics, while the description is ‘throw away these un required people.’ The topics of conversation on either site concern young enthusiasts making fun of how both the issues were given reverence on national news.

While a part of the page has also become a ground for debate between Internet junkies from both the neighbouring nations on various topics, the albums have been loaded with images of Rakhi Sawant and one of her alleged forced kiss with Mika Singh as well.

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