Saturday 11 May 2013


Two years later, all my college mates are living an entirely different life. Sharing a reminiscence of those unforgettable 4 years.

College- a carefree world, life was full of dreams and plans for future; a place where
even punishments were fun; friendship was so innocent and selfless; canteen didn't serve delicious cuisines, but a baked samosa with friends was no less;"hidden" skills like calligraphy and drawing could be seen on last page of every notebook; laughter during lectures was infectious; we copied assignments, even the mistakes! 

Bunking lectures was fascinating; borrowing a pen was such a pleasure; fighting for seat in the bus was a routine.

Nothing could satisfy our hunger as eating from our lunch box under the desk during lectures did; sitting on the floor and studying for hours before our viva didn't shy us; an evergreen dialogue was- "I do not have balance in my mobile"; proxy attendance for "dost" had to be a duty of a "sacha dost"!

I am missing those days....missing my college days.

Tuesday 23 April 2013

Why do you criticize the country you live in?

Warning: This post may appear offensive to most readers.

"Is desh ka kuch nahi ho sakta"- I often hear people saying this.
On scrolling down my Facebook news feed everytime, 7/10 posts are anti-Indian! I wonder why do people not want to lose chances of criticizing or sharing JOKES on their own country. It might seem harmless, but it is infectious.

Would mocking at your own country; the administration, the government, the people, their culture and the financial conditions serve the cause?
"You are the problem and only you can be the solution."
If you don't do your bit to bring the change, then I think you do not possess any rights to exhibit your sarcasm over it. It is, and it will be the same unless you take a step for betterment.
Any yes, this was not a desh bhakti speech, neither do I say that our country is a paradise to live in!

At the end note, re-quoting a famous dialogue from the movie Rang De Basanti -
Koi bhi desh perfect nahin hota, usse perfect banana padta hai

Tuesday 26 February 2013

बस यूँ ही हम जिये जा रहे हैं!

बस यूँ ही हम जिये जा रहे हैं,
खुश रह्ने के तरीके ढूँढें जा रहे हैं!

कहाँ गयी वो मासूमियत,
खो गयी वो शरारत,
झूठी हँसी को खुशी का नाम दिए जा रहे हैं,
क्या सोचा और क्या किए जा रहे हैं,
बस यूँ ही हम जिये जा रहे हैं,
खुश रह्ने के तरीके ढूँढें जा रहे हैं!

आगे बढ़ने कि होड़ में ,
जीवन कि इस दौड़ में,
ख़ुद ही को पीछे छोड़ें जा रहे हैं,
सीमाओं का बहाना दिए जा रहे हैं,
बस यूँ ही हम जिये जा रहे हैं,
खुश रह्ने के तरीके ढूँढें जा रहे हैं!

 -By Mansi Ladha

Saturday 16 February 2013

Who are we?

Are we really humans?? What’s the difference between a human and an animal…An animal wakes up in the morning , searches for food, eats, roams and then sleeps….and same does a human….wakes up, works , eats, then works, eats and sleeps.. What are we here for?? Is there any special reason why god has created a different species called human….yes of course, god wants us to do something better with our lives….something different…we have got only one life so make use of it..........!!!!

Sunday 27 January 2013


मैं.. मैं एक बेटी हूँबहन हूँमाँ हूँ और सहेली भी..
खिलती हुई कली सी मैंसपने बुनती परी सी मैं,
विभिन्न रूपों में करते हो मेरी पूजासरस्वतीलक्ष्मी या दुर्गा,
अगर करते हो देवी का सम्मानफिर क्यूँ करते हो मेरा ही अपमान,
मैं एक बेटी हूँबहन हूँमाँ हूँ और सहेली भी..
मन से हूँ चंचलहृदय से कोमल,
कहते हो मैं हूँ अनमोलफिर क्यू नहीँ करते मेरा मोल,
मुझसे ही सब कुछ हैपर मैं ही कुछ नहीँ,
जीवन देना मेरा कर्तव्य हैतो क्या जीना मेरा अधिकार नहीँ,
मैं एक बेटी हूँबहन हूँमाँ हूँ और सहेली भी..
सितारों को छूने के ख्वाब है मेरेक्या ये रह जायेंगे यूँ ही अधूरे,
सोने के पंखों से उडने कि आशा हैपर सह्मी सी मेरे जीवन कि परिभाषा है,
हर पल करती हूँ मैं इंतज़ारमेरे ख्वाबों को कैसे करूँ साकार,
मैं एक बेटी हूँबहन हूँमाँ हूँ और सहेली भी..
करती है दुनिया दुराचारकहती है क्यूँ गयी तुम लक्ष्मण रेखा पार,
मैं एक बेटी हूँबहन हूँमाँ हूँ और सहेली भी..

 -By Mansi Ladha

Saturday 26 January 2013

Happy Republic day! - If this is about one-day celebration, I am not in!

We suddenly come up with a flood of "Desh Bhakti" feeling on this particular day of the year and not to forget, the 15th day of every August too. Social networking sites get flooded with pictures and wallpapers and quotes full of the so-called "desh bhakti". Schools, colleges, government organizations and almost every part of the country suddenly becomes gets immersed into the ocean of devotion for nation and the respect for martyrs!!
I feel like laughing at this funny shit.

Isn't it limited to being merely a national holiday? I ponder upon how people change their moods everyday.. The very next day they shall go back to their same old lives.

I believe that real "desh bhakti" seeks only fulfilling our part and doing our duties as individual citizens.

The very next day after these celebrations we get back to bribery, encouraging corruption, and to mention- every page of newspaper screaming about heinous crimes such as rapes, murder and a lot more.
Everyone of us is trying to fulfill our selfish motto by running to drain our brains to foreign countries to earn money, and eventually strengthening their economies? Wow, are these the same "desh bhakts".

Educational institutions invite (rather compel) children to join the celebration including flag hoisting, singing national anthem, desh bhakti songs and etc. Is that enough!!?
If this is so, then why do we see a lot of juveniles committing heinous crimes every alternate day... where did the actual morals go?
Their participation would be worth if they do their part well, that is, by studying well and turning up into responsible individuals. The nation is demanding its youth power to build a great future.

If this is all about one-day celebration, then I am not in!

If you have this flame of "desh bhakti" in you today, then I urge you to keep this ablaze throughout the year.

Sunday 15 April 2012

Everything that is happening to you right now is the result of choices that you have made sometime in the past.