Archive for January, 2012


Time to move…


It’s time to move… yes, to move cities. It’s not that easy, especially for someone like me. I have this habit of getting used to my surroundings, my life style and my belongings like they are never gonna change. I know change is always a bit hard to adapt to. But I also know that I have always been good with getting adapted to changes, it’s just the thought of leaving everything behind and starting a new life in a new unknown city makes me a bit jittery.

I still remember how I used to be home sick and kept on wishing to be able to go back to home when I first came here 9 and half years ago. Yes, 9 and half years quite a long time it is… No matter how bad and lonely I felt in starting, it has proved to be a right decision for my personal and professional growth. If my mom had not have shown the determination to send me here for my studies, everything would have been different and I am sure I wouldn’t have anything to be proud of or to count as an achievement. I can’t imagine how different and ordinary my life would have been, had this change had not have happened.

This city has given me so much more than I could have ever wished for. Close friends, good job, many experiences – some good, some bad and some I will never forget. It has made me self dependent, self confident and most of all it has made me see the world with a different perspective. The biggest change which had happened almost 10 years back, has been the best decision for shaping my personality and giving my life a kick start in the right direction and I hope another change / move which is going to happen now would also help bring out my best and would make me even better and stronger person.

I just feel that though any big change makes us feel a bit nervous, dubious and reluctant for the time being, yet in the long time it just proves to be a right turn in the journey of life and justifies itself as a good move by giving us either an opportunity to laugh on thinking how nervous we had been in the starting and how good everything has turned up or a learning to be added in our list of experiences to be cautious next time when we take any big decision.

I am hoping everything to turn out positive while keeping my fingers crossed πŸ™‚


Have you ever noticed that you had been so troubled and disturbed by some problem totally consuming you for a long time and uncertainty looming over making it difficult to see what’s ahead but then you forget all the hardships and bad times you have had as soon as you find solution and can see something good happening. The happiness and that one positive moment feels so huge that it feels like it was a total waste of time and energy to have remained consumed by something which has ultimately resulted into something good.

Really, today I experienced it and understood that there’s no point worrying about things…

Sooner or later everything falls into place.


Yesterday got an SMS and it goes like:

“Har baar mukaddar ko dosh dena theek nahi hai, kabhi-2 hum bhi hadd se jyada maang lete hain”

(It’s not right to blame luck all the time, because sometimes we too wish for more than what we deserve)

Hmm… this made me think is it really so??? Do we sometimes wish for more than what we deserve??? But then the question is who can decide what we deserve? I mean how do we know what we deserve and what not? And what’s the point in having limits on our wishes?? I feel that if we will wish for less than we’ll definitely put that much effort only and will get that only and may be less than that in some cases. So, I think we should not limit our wishes, we should wish for more and aim high but yes, at the same time should not get disheartened by failing to achieve all what we had wished for and must keep trying.

I believe it’s right when Simran’s mom says to her (in DDLJ) – “Sapne dekho par unke poore hone ki shart mat rakho”. Keep dreaming but if they don’t come true don’t stop dreaming… keep weaving new dreams, new plans, pursue them with all the determination and ultimately you’ll feel the luck to be on your side. πŸ™‚

So, keep dreaming high guys…!!!


Do you think it is a good idea to try to get someone’s attention by ignoring them or pretending to be ignoring them and showing off like you don’t care whether they are there or not while actually all you want is to be in their company???

Do you think it is wise to waste whatever good time you could have with someone by playing indifferent and unconcerned to that person in the hope that they would notice and would try to earn your attention and time?? I don’t think so. I think in this way you actually ruin all your chances to be even good friends with them let alone being close friends…

Actually, if you fail to decide the limit of your indifference and avoidance and keep on doing this even when the other person takes an initiative, you might actually lose them. Because if you want someone to fight for your friendship, your time and your company then first you have to get that importance in their life, you have to be a part of their life and then only you can make them miss you and your friendship. But if you are not in that situation to enjoy that luxury and you keep on playing indifferent, unconcerned and hard to get types you may actually make them used to your absence in their life.


One of the loveliest scene from the movie Kal ho na ho… very well written and SRK seems to have put his soul into it…Β Β SRK IS ABSOLUTELY CAPTIVATING, SPELL BINDING, AND MESMERIZING… Hope you would feel the emotions in the scene… πŸ™‚

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF0zGNemkuM

 


Here’s one of my favorites… Used to listen to it a lot when the film got released. Y’day someone posted this link on Facebook and I got reminded of this beautiful song… posting here for you all to listen and enjoy…. πŸ™‚


Like a kite in the sky… Let me fly high and so high…

Happy Makar Sankranti to all!!!!

Makar Sankranti is one of the festivals which makes me really nostalgic and makes me feel like going back to my childhood days… sigh!!!

I really love this festival because of it being associated with kites… yup I am so fond of flying kites… I remember those days when I was in school and in winters the only thing which we used to do after coming from school was to go to the terrace and fly kites. Makar Sankranti is celebrated every year on 14th Jan. but we used to start the celebration since December itself.

What a fun it used to be!!! Me and my friends, some kites flying, some torn, some lost and lots of chit chat, snacksΒ  & loads of fun… πŸ™‚ When it used to get little dark in the evening and kite flying wasn’t possible we used to play various games like ice – water, corner-2 etc. πŸ˜€

Such wonderful memories this festival brings with itself…

I wish I could fly kites now also not for a month straight but at least on this day of Makar Sankranti…

Anyways, wish you all a great start of the year with the first festival of the year…. May it bring all the goodness and happiness to you πŸ™‚

The Pigeon & The Statue


The other day, I stumbled upon an interesting quote while surfing internet.

It was “You have to accept some days you are the pigeon and some days you are the statue”

I thought so true!!!! Whoever said that seems to be someone very good with the words and I would like to assume that has also been through many ups and downs in life but not very sure of this.

Well, what I wanted to say quoting this quote here was that I believe almost everyone amongst us experiences this in our daily life as we go about our personal and professional routine though more so in professional life.

But then, what happens is that we keep crying about the times when we are the statue & get so bogged down by all the troubles created by the pigeons that we forget to celebrate the times when we are the pigeon, without even realizing it!!! We keep sitting brooding over it and forget the fact that we have whole sky before us to fly freely and reach to new highs….

What do you people think about it??? Do you agree with me or have some other opinion about it???


One of my friends always seeks for perfection in everything. She likes doing things perfectly and expects people to do the same. It was OK with her but recently it has started causing her all the stress and trouble.

How???

The thing is that she didn’t realize since when she started expecting herself to be a perfect person. May be this expectation was always there but wasn’t giving her much of the trouble but it came on surface because the intensity of this need for perfection grew and started causing her some problems recently.

Yes, for quite sometime she was unknowingly trying to change herself based on comments of people around. Like if someone said to her that you should not be so touchy or if someone said why do you talk like that? Or don’t be too sensitive etc etc. She would get disturbed and start thinking of herself negatively. And the next moment she would resolve not to be like that and to improve so that people don’t have complaints from her, her nature and behavior.This in turn made her life more difficult because of her not being able to be her natural self and also not being able to freely express herself, her views and opinions about things.

The problem with her was that she didn’t realize that first of all it is not easy to change one’s basic nature at once because how we are now is the result of all the years of good and bad experiences and incidences of our life through out. Secondly, If she would keep minding each and everyone’s view about her she won’t be herself anymore and will make her own life miserable. Third, she failed to understand that it is not possible to please all and more importantly we are not here in this world to please each & everyone. And last but not the least, everyone has their own flaws and shortcomings, no one is perfect in this world & hence it is useless to think about being the one without any flaws.

Though I myself believe in continuously striving towards perfection and keep trying to be a better person yet according to me what matters more is being the best one can be.

And just think about it “if everyone would be perfect in the world how boring it would get here…” πŸ˜‰

So, here’s my personal aim: “Not to try to be perfect instead to try & find someone who can accept me with all my imperfections…” πŸ™‚

Count your blessings


There are some days when you find it hard to survive… the days when you feel too low and dull… when everything seems to be going wrong… Keep patience… think of the things you are happy for, people who are there for you and count your blessings… I am sure many times it might happen that you will find more reasons to smile than to be sad and cry…. Its just that sometimes we give unnecessary importance to negative feelings and let them control our behavior and responses and forget about good things in our life which makes us look at each new day with new hope and makes our life worthwhile.