Wednesday, October 15, 2014

That's the way it has to be!

Faza bhi hai jawan jawan...
Hawa bhi hai ravan ravn...

Ahh, such a lovely heart touching song :)

Whenever I hear such songs, many more of same category, I always feel that no matter what you achieve, you always have a lot to reach out to. To achieve something, you leave behind something. You have only two hands at a time to keep full, nothing more than that can be kept with us. That's when the priorities come into picture.

And this is one of my favourite ghazal that says it all

Kabhi kisi ko mukkamal...jahan nahi milta...
Kahi zameen to aasman nahi milta...

We run behind job to excel in it, to build our career and family is left behind. We get married to settle with our spouse and friends becomes a lesser important thing in life. We have kids and spouse and career becomes less important. We might be rich by now, but with weak social links. And always, we have been trying constantly to maintain appropriate proportions and in this never ending journey, we realize that we have completely forgotten self and the things we loved to do. Never we should judge others because we never know what they are up to.

I feel life is so filling yet so hollow, so happy yet so sad, so many relations but you are still all alone!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

After a long time

Its been long I posted here. Now, when I have some spare time in office and not much to do, thoughts have started flowing again. Simultaneously listening to "Aur aahista kijiye baatein" by Pankaj Udhas, lovely song:

I see my last post was in 2010, long time...So much has changed in life since then. I'm a proud mom of 2 year old now. I find my everything revolving around him, how and when it happened till this extent, don't know. Its difficult to recall those times when we were just two. The idea itself sounds boring now. Those days, where I used to look forward for some time for just two of us, family gatherings and outing are more preferred now a days.

I hear same things from friends and family that they have also gone through similar phase. I sometimes feel that though everyone is different but still human behavior is so much similar. The happiness, sadness, liking and in general, behavioral curve has so many similar aspects.
Its pleasure to see kids reacting on something, I take that as the most natural way. When a kid is hurt, happy, sad, crying, feeling not so good or feeling happy, a kid's behavior is the most unadulterated and non exaggerated form of reaction.

I sometimes wonder on what all God has created. A surprise everywhere, every time.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

सुबह सुबह

आज सुबह ऑफिस जाते वक़्त मैं बिलकुल नहीं सोयी। पूरा रास्ता जाग के देखा और novel तक नहीं पढ़ा, सिर्फ surroundings को appreciate किया। काफी अच्छा लगा। शायद यह पहली बार हुआ था मेरा office Whitefield शिफ्ट होने के बाद। पिछले 1-1.5 महीने में मैंने 3 novel पढ़ लिए हैं जो मेरी स्पीड के हिसाब से काफी ज्यादा है। मुझे लगने लगा है की मुझे ऑफिस का रास्ता भी याद हो गया है :D
मैंने यह सब भी notice किया:
  • BTM बस स्टॉप के पास एक aquarium शॉप है
  • मंत्री सरोवर अपार्टमेन्ट की लोकेशन बहुत fundoo है
  • The Dhaba/ Malgudi restaurent HSR layout के अलावा इसरो के पास भी है
  • Kafi sari construction sites और flyover देखे। Outer ring road वाला flyover complete होने वाला है will save 10 mins atleast in evening
  • रास्ते में Ginger होटल पर इंडिया का flag देखा। अजीब सा लगा। ऐसे एहसास हुआ जैसे कोई भूली बिसरी चीज़ देखने को मिल गयी है। इंडियन flag US flag जितना famous तो है नहीं की टी-शर्ट प्रिंट्स में frequently देखने को मिल जाए। थोडा patroitic फीलिंग आ जाती है ऐसे में।
और आगे कुछ देखती इस से पहले ऑफिस आ गया। और शाम को मैं शायद सो जाउंगी as usual.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What's true??

Here are few lines from one of my favorite song:

Nainon ki mat maaniyo re
Nainon ki mat suniyo
Nainon ki mat suniyo re
Naina thag lenge thag lenge naina thag lenge

This song with beautiful lyrics and lovely music makes me think what one should trust. Probably one would call it to go by heart but Is it acceptable to ignore what eyes are expressing?

In contrary, I read somewhere:
"Those true eyes Too pure and too honest in aught to disguise The sweet soul shining through them"

What is true and what is fake, what is ethical and what is unethical, what one should follow - mind or heart. I find these questions the toughest ones when it comes to believe someone whom I don't know much.
Sometimes, I rethink my decision just because the other thought occupies mind at last moment.

I wonder....If it is hard to trust the most beautiful creation of God, Eyes, what one can bank upon?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A New Beginning

Its a new life here. New place, new office, new lifestyle with life partner, who's also new ;-). It makes me nostalgic some times. Leaving the old friends behind, settling down in a new city and when you adapt all these, you move on!!

I remember the initial years of my career. People used to much more affectionate and are still in touch. Moving on to new job one after another does not provide that leverage. Switching was not painful this time. Probably I myself don't get attached to that extent. Having meals alone, going to malls alone and doing everything by self were not the preferences few years back. But now, it hardly makes a difference. And I'm surprised to find more comfort in this new way of life.

I used to be very social. Still my old pals remember me as the most lively and active person in the group. But then, what has happened? Is it because that phase is over or is this just a phase which will get over or is the effect of marriage that I'm not left with enough time to accomodate everything?

Still, I'm happy to get new suprises everyday. Life is good. :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Explore, Discover, Capture Rajasthan

Rajasthan is the largest state of the India, located in the northwestern part of the country. Gifted with natural beauty, a great history, splendid forts & palaces, colourful festivals & fairs, lively culture, varied landscape and thick forests, Rajasthan will never disappoint you. Miraculous legends of bravery and romance still resonate from its equally astonishing architecture. The magic of Rajasthan is unequalled in the world for its heritage, culture, safaris, sand dunes and lush green forests with wildlife.

Mehrangarh Fort : Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort is one of the most imposing and largest forts not only in Jodhpur but in the whole India.Its construction is believed to have been completed by Raja Jeswant Singh in the second half of the 17th century.

Fort : Kuchaman City
A 1000 feet high hillock overlooks the Kuchaman city housing, the Kuchaman Fort (presently converted into a heritage hotel). The fort displays unique and highly creative collection of artwork ranging from imaginative structures to inlay work studded with precious stones, glass and even gold paint.

Step Wells : Bundi
The step wells are a trademark feature of Bundi. These step wells are of different shapes and are used to collect and store water. Bundi has a total of 50-odd very old wells and tanks.

Camel Safari in Osian Desert : Jodhpur
The major attraction for tourists visiting Osian is the naïve experience of Camel Safari, one of the spectacular and unique ways to experience Rajasthan.

Cattle Fair at Pushkar : Ajmer
Pushkar is renowned as a Pilgrimage center and is equally famous for its Cattle Fair. Various activities like Auctions, Sports, Musical encores, Markets takes place here making it a happening event.

Mount Abu
Guru Shikhar, Mount Abu’s highest mountain peak, is located at an altitude of about 1,722 meters above sea level in Mount Abu. An ancient temple dedicated to Guru Dattatreya, the incarnation of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort, the golden fortress constructed by the renowned Rajput ruler Jaisal in 1156, is located at the majestic Trikuta hills. It is also known as Sonar Kila.

Dargah Sharif : Ajmer
One of the most famous pilgrim center in Ajmeer, the Dargah Sharif, is the burial ground of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-Ud-Din Chist. This shrine is visited by millions of people every year and regarded as a holy place by devotees of all religion.

City Palace : Udaipur
City Palace, the largest Palace complex in the state of Rajasthan assumed to be built in 16th century, is a majestic white marble palace royally placed perfectly in a peak reflecting its beauty in the Pichola Lake.

City Palace : Jaipur
The palace is surrounded by a sky-scraping wall on all sides, which makes it puzzle to find out the main entrance of the palace.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Makar Sakranti : The Kite Festival

There are many religious reasons behind celebration of Makar Sakranti., Jan 14th. Sun is worshiped on this day. It is also said that the day on, effect of cold reduces measurably.

But I look at it from a different perspective. It is popular for flying kites. Enthusiasm gives energy to stand on roof for the whole day in sunlight looking at the sky and managing the position of your kite amongst others. This is the day when I see my complete neighborhood on their roofs and find it best to renew public relations :).

It was after seven years when I celebrated the festival in Jaipur. The occasion is still celebrated with the same zeal on the day with the difference that fest does not last for many days now. Probably because of change in interests and priorities, but that is quite obvious too.

If you want to enjoy the real kite fest, make a trip to Jaipur/Gujrat on Jan 14. You will remember it for ever.