Tuesday 23 June 2015

18 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was 18

  1. Read books voraciously, dive into them. We lose ourselves in good books, we find ourselves there too.
  2. Don’t be worried of what others think about you. Shoo away the fears and influence of peers. Run your own race.
  3. Dare to speak up. It’s either now or never. It’s not how much you speak, but how thoughtful you are.
  4. Opt for a career that not only suits you but also satisfies you. Visualize the future you. Set a goal for yourself now, or you shall have to accept whatever comes your way.
  5. Sit alone in silence for at least 10 minutes every day. You may be surprised to find what miracles loneliness brings.
  6. Start practicing yoga. It will aid to your spiritual, mental and physical well being.
  7. Ask the experienced rather than the experts. The latter keep guiding you to nowhere.
  8. Do not live to impress others, but for the sake of your own contentment. 
  9. Respect everyone, maintain your temper. Use your anger wisely; it can do miracles if guided in the right direction.
  10. Be a good listener. Understand people, and learn from each one who comes across. Be a keen observer. Every day comes with myriad experiences.
  11. You are born in the age of internet. Use it constructively; it is an ocean of knowledge. "Likes and Comments" will end you up in a shitty gutter.
  12. Commit yourself to make mistakes. If you never do it, you'll never be sure how it turns up. Moreover, whatever has to happen will happen regardless. Don't be scared of taking chances.
  13. Ask a lot of questions. It doesn't harm anyway. Apart from other obvious reasons, it is a good exercise for your brain!
  14. Being innocent is good, but only until they don’t mistake you for a fool. Begin to grow up; everyone else has.
  15. Never be upset with what others have and that you don’t. Make peace with what you have been bestowed with. Be patient, plenty of greener pastures await you.
  16. First learn what everyone else does, and then learn what no one else knows. There are 2 rules to success- 1) Never reveal to them everything you know. 2) Remember rule #1.
  17. The news reader is your friend; rest of the idiot box is your enemy.
  18. Accept and embrace change.
And above all, laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change.

Sunday 21 June 2015

Its The International Yoga Day

(This post is just a perspective over the current affairs of the country. It does not intend to harm or defame any person, religion, government or political party. I welcome and thank our government for the initiative to celebrate the International Yoga Day

Yoga, as they say is a part of the Indian heritage and culture, aids in spiritual, mental and physical well being. Before I write further, let me tell you that I myself practice yoga and attribute a lot of my good health to it. And, I am not a cornered critic of the government.

This Sunday morning, at Rajpath, New Delhi, as they say nearly 40k people piled up to perform yoga (by choice or otherwise), with our honorable PM ji. Does it sound like a coincidence when, on Doordarshan you hear the anchor's ending note - "21 exercises on 21st June for 40 minutes by 40 thousand people" ? Of course, it doesn't take a Vedic-era rocket scientist to understand that this day never had that much to do with yoga, but more of an attempt to get recorded into the Guinness Book. And I do not interpret how much amount they would have stolen from the tax payee's pocket to bear expenses of the Tee's and amenities for each of the participant at Rajpath.

Another disappointment comes from the thought- "Do only people of Delhi need to nurture their health?" To balance this, the news channels reported that the party's various leaders were canvassing, oops..... performing yoga with the crowds at several places across the country! Does it also dilute the Surya Namaskar controversy anyway?

But it makes me wonder why the government chose this one single day to celebrate the treasure of our ancestral art. After all, its not a festival to be celebrated, but a legacy to be carried along by practicing regularly with full devotion.

Its hard to imagine one dedicated day for launching a regular yoga drive. Just like no Valentine's day makes couples ignore each other's nose hair and fall deeper in love. Remember, they also rechristened 25th of December as Good Governance Day.

Why not propose to celebrate a few more such "days" in India and across the world, namely- International "no rape" day, International "don't poke your nose" day, International "dharna" day! I am sure I need not provide description to how each of these must be celebrated!

My verdict- A optimistic welcome this initiative. Hope it reaches one and all, across the world and brings applaud to our culture by providing good health to all.

Friday 19 June 2015


हर शख़्स अपना आशियां छोड़ आसमां में उड़ने की ख़्वाहिश रखता है, और परिंदे हैं जो आसमां में घरौंदे तलाश करते हैं |

Tuesday 16 June 2015

If you use it wisely and in the right direction, ANGER is the best weapon given to mankind by god

Tuesday 9 June 2015

इंसान तब समझदार नहीं होता जब वो बड़ी बड़ी बातें करने लगे, बल्कि तब समझदार होता है जब वो छोटी छोटी बातें समझने लगे |-anonymous

Sunday 7 June 2015

दर्जन भर कॉपियां

याद आया आज स्कूल वाला जून जुलाई का महीना,
ख़त्म होती थी जब गर्मी की छुट्टियां,
पापा के साथ लाते दर्जन भर कॉपियां,
लाते बड़े नाप की नयी नवेली यूनिफॉर्म |

नया बस्ता नयी बोतल,
कॉपियों के पसंदीदा लेबल,
चार रंगों वाला पेन और अप्सरा की पेंसिल,
बारिश में स्कूल जाने कि होती चहल पहल |

सौंधी सी नयी क़िताबो की महक,
दोस्तों से मिलने की अभिलाषा की चहक,
छुट्टियों के किस्सों वाली बातों की खनक,
नयी क्लास में साल बिताने की ललक |

स्कूल बस में साथियों का शोर,
 सुबह असेंबली में प्रार्थना कि कतार,
करते हर रोज़ रविवार का इंतज़ार,
देखते दूरदर्शन पर तरंग और चित्रहार ||

अब होता है हर महीना एक समान,
ना किताबें ना उनके लेबल,
बस कीबोर्ड पर दौड़ती उंगलियां और ऑफ़िस की टेबल,
ना बजती छुट्टी की घंटियाँ |

ना भोर कि ख़बर ना डूबते सूरज पर नज़र,
अब कब होती है सहर और ढलता है दिन किस पहर,
ना ख़ुशनुमा मौसम, ना त्यौहार सा रविवार,
ना यूनिट टेस्ट का भार, ना टीचर की डांट का शिकार ||