December 29, 2011

Time to change 2011 to 2012

It's NEW YEARS time! And I am so excited. This year is just so special - in each and every way. I always think about things that I should have or should NOT have done and a list of things I could and could NOT do. I call it success when the later is longer than the 'should' list. Yes! 2011 was a success. And before 2012 embarks, I want to wish the whole world a very very Happy New Year. May the world unite in 2012, and we all be happy and merry and get to see the coming years ;)
Btw.. what are your resolutions? I am still looking for something! As suggested by a friend, I think I'll just use 2011's resolution to 2012's.

Oh and the video: Cheer up peepalzzz....

Umeed wali dhoop, Sunshine wali aasha.. Rone ki wajah kamm hai, Hasne k bahane jyada !!
Zidd hai muskurayenge, Khush rehne ka hai waada.. Umeed wali dhoop, Sunshine wali aasha !!
Tum dil se agar poochoge, woh Khush rehna hi chahe.. Jab sachhe mann se maango to khul jaati hai rahein !!
To khul k khushi lutao ye kya hai aadha aadha... Umeed wali dhoop, Sunshine wali aasha.. Umeed wali dhoop, Sunshine wali aasha.. :-))


December 07, 2011


The story of Rapunzel teaches one thing about LOVE

"Climbing the highest tower is less difficult when someone at the end gives you something to hold on." :-)


November 27, 2011

Falling reasons...

Okay people! I have been quiet inquisitive to what makes everyone fall in love. I totally believe that for different people there are different reasons. I simply wish to know yours!

Were it the looks that he/she adorn?
Or the smile that added to the persona?
Was it the depth in those eyes?
Or the feeling of holding you in that voice?
Was it the dressing sense?
Or the scent that he/she was wrapped in?
Was it the best body?
Or the overall sex appeal?
Did the care or the love hit your heart?
Or the sweet and supportive nature?
Did sense of humor, outlook towards life or that passion to succeed made a difference?
Were you inspired of how he/she is serious about career or the way he/she worked hard?
Was there some love at first sight or you were just the casual acquaintances?
What made you think that yes! here's someone with whom I want to grow old or the one who can always cheer me up?
Is it because you found the perfect company of laughing at the most insane stuff?
Or because it was with him/her only that you could think of taking the shower together?
Did saying "I love you!" countless times made you feel so deep?
Or was it something more?
Did that feeling of you're-wanted made you drool?
Or that respect that he/she gave you?
Or was it the never dying friendship between you two?

Come on! I think I should be answered. Shouldn't I?
So tell me, "What made you fall in love?"
In case you want to say that you never fell in love or it is all crap, then also you must have had some good feelings for someone? If the answer to even this is "NO!" and you're already an adult, then I wish to say just one good thing, "Get a life!"
Love is the most beautiful feeling!
And hey! if you wish to tell me but not share it with others then leave a comment and delete that. I'll be more than grateful!



November 06, 2011

There is a lot about you...

There's a lot about you.
Whenever I hold your hand, I feel a sense of security that I have not felt for years. When I sit beside you, I find myself smiling for reasons that I can never explain. It's you who understands what I mean when I say, "I'm okay!". You know that my days are gloomy when I try to say that it's all sunny in here! Its you who comforts my silence and clears my confusions. I love it when I frown just because someone said, "I can't." and you stand by me knowing and saying, "You're the best!". At times when I fear saying things, it's good how you comfort me. Each time you're kind, gentle, encouraging, I understand that you really care. There is something in you that I adore, an aura, a charm or may be that tough roar! There is something in you that keeps me wondering if this is it, because they say if it is too good to be true, it definitely is! There is something in you that makes every day spent with you, like a dream come true! 
With you by my side, I do not need a mask to hide my own self. I can be ME!
It's not love...there's a lot more to it! There's a lot more about you...


November 03, 2011


Oct 21 - Before I met you, I'd never fallen in love though I'd stepped in it a few times.


October 20, 2011

To a friend..'re just 'me' short of being amazing! ;)


August 09, 2011

When I miss you...

There are days where everything I do remind me of you and every song I heard somehow relate to you. I hate days like today, because they remind me of the one person I dont have.


July 22, 2011


"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls."


July 16, 2011

Mixed Emotions

There comes a point in your life when you realize who matters, who never did, who won’t anymore, and who always will. So don’t worry about people from your past, there’s a reason they didn’t make it to your future!
It’s inevitable, though but you don’t want to go. You want to be done with last moments; last smile, last laughs, last hugs, last kisses but not the last good-byes. That's when you realize that a good bye never had anything good in it. But somewhere inside you, you tell yourself that I have to move on, even though you do not want to. You don’t care what people say - good or bad. You don’t know what it’s going to be like, and you fear the unknown, so you’d rather just stay where you are and with whom you are. You call up everyone but no one makes you feel that sweet pain. The pain you feel of being hanged upon by calling just one person. At this point you feel like you’ve got it all figured out and it's not that being a change. Even if you don’t move on, everyone else will. And you hate it. You don’t want to meet new people because you’ve met all the people you want to: they know you, you don’t have to prove to them that you are cool, because they know you’re not and they love you anyway. What would make these people like you? They don’t understand you, haven’t been around you for so many years, and even if they get to liking you it will take more time than you’re willing to wait for. So maybe you sit in your room for a while. Every once in a while you feel obligated to go out and meet people but it never quite turns out the way you want it to and is pocked by intermittent awkward pauses. You aren’t social or fun like all your neighbors who are going out to party. You let things go. You have to. No one can keep it up for forever. And that’s when you discover that people really will like you for your boring, run-of-the-mill self. You realize that there are a lot of places to go, people to meet, food to eat, walls to cover in posters and fliers and ticket stubs. You stop sleeping, stop studying. You are having too much fun. You remember what it was like for things to not be so dramatic, and you are at the same time unprepared and itching to go back to where everything seems just a little bigger. And suddenly, some day the word LOVE hits you. *mixed emotions* That's exactly how you feel when you realize that you've just not moved on, no matter what you say...You look at the people in your past and realize that you wouldn’t trade them for anything, that when you were with them you thought you’d never be close to anyone again, and now you have people who you would do anything for, who maybe you even love but then the past one's are THE ONE'S YOU STILL LOVE! ;-)


July 13, 2011


No matter where I am, what, how it is.. I miss you bro. Memories may fade but the relations, the emotions shall always stay. :)


July 05, 2011

Wish you were here...

To so many people,

"Never look back...
Never regret...
Never remember
the people you've met.
Never begin...
And never end...
Never say never
when it comes to your friends!"

I have moved to places, I have bid goodbyes and said hellos. It has been painful to say goodbye but it is equally good to meet new people, find friends in them and trust me it is never impossible to have tons of friends. All this is a journey; the journey of life. And at every milestone you meet people - good or bad; you learn, you experience:) It's all different. But but everything you get is not a replacement of old. You don't get that same friend you have had for ages ever in any thousand miles, you don't get that family, that home, that love on any milestone... but you get equally special friends, family, love, care...
The worst is stage between leaving a milestone and reaching the next. I feel I am on way. I know I am not lost; I am locationally challenged. But I want to stay. Stay for long...
I have been away for more than 2 years or 2.5 precisely. Though I can't still call my adobe my home, but I gradually like it here. It's a lonely world especially when being alone is my biggest fear. Sometimes I feel I am missing that one thing in life.. that one purpose, the one answer to what I am doing here? Or why I am here? No matter where you go, you see people with a meaningless smile. Plastic for sure, it often says to me I am equally 'out-of-my-mind' just like you are. I remember misisng all this ever since I came to US. Well things haven't improved or probably I havn't moved. I still miss having that dil-ka-connection. And for this I won't say I met wrong people. People are not wrong! It's the striking of chords amongst two souls that makes things hard. No matter how bad you may find someone , there would always be someone to love that one and no matter how good you are, a certain set, a certain amount of souls hate you.. for something may or may not been done by you! So true, “People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
But I just wat to be lucky enough to find the one's who would care enough to break the walls down. :) It's a different world. And all I could say is Wish you were here..


July 04, 2011


"I love walking in the rains 'cause no one can then see my crying..."
Yes, I love this quote just because I love rains! So what's with it. Well I had been missing a lot many things here and was always cribbing but these rains washed away most of them. :)
Walking in the rain, dripping wet,
Unbeaten by the wind, so tough,
I am recalling moments, in good spirits,
Smiling softly, questioning myself.
Asking and answering, all by myself,
Understanding things, for moments to be.
Unable to find the right alley,
I try to be sanguine but I can’t.
I question, Is everyone I care for not forgetting me?
Is everyone I want thinking of me?
In the shadows of dark clouds I ponder,
How am I doing, do they really wonder?
And then I feel, they remember me,
For they snuffle when I talk about scorching days,
They worry when I walk through hot noon.
As of now, the rain washes away grumbles.
Dashing in big drops on the narrow pane,
And making mournful music for the mind,
While plays His interlude the wizard wind,
I hear the singing of the frequent rain.


June 25, 2011


There would have been a day when you're sad, lonely, lost and just wondering why you? You catch up with old friends, abuse life, listen to all the break-up songs, read old emails, call that one person you thought you won't ever call to end up feeling miserable. You question yourself and you realize nothing is wrong. You're better than the ordinary crowd. You have a job you are much happy with. You have a family that supports you. Your friends love you, pamper you. But then why so lonely? Well I call this uneasy, discontent feeling emptiness. There is a VOID. It is probably there has been days you did not get time for yourself. You may not be socially alienated but somewhere you have the time where you don't do enough to cope up with boredom. It might be because you love your work enough and weekends seem meaningless to you. Oh the illness of being separated from work does exist! :) So if you ever feel bad even though you know you're AWESOME, go pamper yourself! Cook yourself an awesome breakfast, give yourself a SPA time and go visit some crowded place. Well tat's why we live in cities. Just live. It's a beautiful life :-)


June 24, 2011

Now and Then..

 I am standing at the shore with waves of present hitting me and watching the sea of 'what I can do' and the sky of 'what I wanna do' meet at the horizon of future.
All I hope is,by the time I get to that point they both are still there. :)


June 17, 2011

To be Anon or not

So it's all about me thinking to be Anonymous or not on the blog!

I love blogging with my name. Kinda.. 'Mera blog hi meri pehchaan hai..' :) But the problem with that is people tend to relate everything you write with you. You talk of politics, half of your readers feel offended. You talk of society, relatives get upset. Talk about love, half of your friends have advice to offer. And best, if you write bold, you may have tonnes of stalkers. But who cares? It is my blog. I started blogging because a real close friend wanted me to share my poetry on a beautiful page. But back then I just wrote for people so made a  private blog. Moved it to an open blog - made tonnes of blogger friends. I still remember doing the everyday chorus of reading blogs.. commenting.. and blogrolling! and template hunting too... Hail orkut for all this. This blog had my unique first+last name and so many people could add me on social networking sites and stalkers could hunt me too. But then with a few stalkers came some real amazing friends. And I mean it! Friends forever. Yes I made a friend whose identity was fake. But then all others are precious and I am glad I met them. On the other hand, I have really loved few blogs without knowing the people behind it. Anon blogs are a bit like fictitious story - you don't know what happened and did it really happen? But I wonder how hard it is to not shout your identity. For me it is! To begin finding a pseudo-name is super tough. Or wait! I think I am obsessive about my name. :) Then secondly, after reading about how certain blogger was traced when he/she was missing led me to wonder how to post anonymously. It is a real pain to hide your  IP and use proxy sites every now and then. And of course, no personal means of blogging. Well for someone like me who loves everything from her own device - ain't possible. And even after this you got to worry every night what if your identity is revealed. Hell NO! Let's just tell the world - who are we. And that reminds me of an incidence when I started with my day 1 of work in India and in a week a random person came to me and said, "Hey are you Sachi?" I am like yes. And then he told me his blog which I loved reading. Trust me, I knew how crappy my blog was but still I felt on cloud No. 9 :)
So you see I believe in being open to the people - I feel a bit uneasy on how people judge you especially when I am so anti-judging. I believe in standing to what I feel or say even if I have to stand alone. But then there are days when you feel like blogging a event that happened with someone and not you - and that's when people think it is you. Isn't it the case with Love too? We all talk about it as if we have life long experience - some talk philosophy some talk history, well most of us talk poetry! So it doesn't mean we all are love struck. But actually it is us only. Most of the times we talk about our personal lives and that's how the notion gets attached. I feel it would be great if people just read you like a fictional character or probably it won't be. So by the end of the post, I am confused. And of course, following: to each his own!
To be anonymous or not.. just blog :)


June 12, 2011

A day with you..

Today I realize, how a day with you ,
Can make me happy without any clue.
The joy I see in your eyes,
When you say all that matters is me and you.
For there is no joy like to be with you,
and forget about anything that is ever blue.
Because a day with you.. making a dream come true! :-)

P.S. I got to write poems soon. So want to get back to the love dove world. :)


May 08, 2011

Reposting: Happy Mother's Day Maa

Mom, I miss the hands that have been holding me ever since I took my first breath.
I miss the fingers that have not let me fall from the time I took my first step.
I wonder what life would have been without the touch that was there to heal the wounds that didn’t always teach.
I doubt if I could ever hold the stars in place without you encouraging me to reach.
I miss the arms that shield me when the tears start to fall.
I miss the world that has always stood by me to say it would take care of it all.
Just want you to know, you are more beautiful than anything can be.

And, you are the reason I am Me!
Thanks for being the FRIEND you're...And yes! Happy Mother's Day :)

"Haathon ki lakerien badal jayengi.. Gum ki yeh zanjeerein pighal jayengi,,
Ho Khuda pe bhi asarr, Tu Duaon ka hai ghar.."


Mothers Day songs

All the time I have stayed far from home and have missed my mommy dearest, I have listened to the following songs.
` Tujhe Sab hai pata.. Meri Maa! (TZP)
` Mumma... (Dasvidaniya)
` Maye ni maye (HAHK)
` Maa Tujhe Salaam! (Rahman)
` Tu kitni achhi hai.. tu kitni bholi hai.. Pyaari pyaari O Maa !! (Raja aur Rank)

Punjabi -
` Ammi (Satinder Sartaj)
` Maa (Malkit Singh)
` Pekke hunde Maawan naal (Surjit Bindrakhia)
` Maawan Maawan Mawaan.. Maa jannat da parchawan (Harbhajan Mann)
` Maawan.. (Babbal Rai)
` Mera Maa nu na daseyo ki mera ki haal hai (Amrinder Gill)


Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's... May God bless each of you for every kid needs just you...


May 06, 2011

Still learning.. Phase I

I wish to compile some of my fav. (harsh or not) moments:

`Motivate yourself - everyday.
`Often, take a break. Live lite :)

`You're one of my fav. person. (I know you know!) ;-)
`Go shop! Pamper yourself.. Gift the one's you love <3

`Get back to people who hold a past worth mentioning in your present!

`Travel - as much as you can. Let 'Explore' be the mantra for life. :)

`If you desire, believe in it. Just go ahead, do it. Live is too short to regret...
`If ever things don't go the way you want, have faith! Believe... 'coz you'll soon see miracle!

`It may be difficult but as much as you can, forgive and forget! Its analogous to live and let live..
`If life is a roller coaster, love is actually the inversion point 'coz no matter what you go through, you love it at the end and have every memory just there.

P.S. More to come...


April 15, 2011


...sometimes all we wish for in life is life itself! :)


April 08, 2011

Anna and people of India

Kya mera neta chor hai? Kya aaj aam aadmi ka zor hai?

Can a fast-unto-death lead to a step towards abolishing corruption in government offices by the power of the same government? I believe it can! Do you?
Being a believer that both the ways of himsa and non-violence brought us freedom, I feel that India is struggling for another moment of freedom!

We have seen India growing. Be it the showing unity and patience in Jessica Lal's case or the current total Gandhi powered Anna ji. If it works I can still believe in the power of non violence for I know violence in we youth never worked.
In his letter he says, "I have started my indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar. I had invited you also to fast and pray for a corruption free India on 5th April. Though I did not receive any reply from you, I am hopeful that you must have done that."
In my humble opinion, an instigation is needed only to light fire.. but right now seeing the current india - it is burning!  Let this be a revolution from youth too... Let us teach the world - we care for the nation we call Maa! It is not about "enacting on law" for lok janpal bill, it is about establishment of a bill where the common man would be empowered to seek actions against anybody guilty of corruption. The fact is that no more can people of India believe blindly in a process in which some of the most corrupt people of the country would draft an anti-corruption law! And well to the "officials" who still want to say: "I have no information.", this bill is not impossible. The model has been adopted in several countries including Sweden (where the term originated), United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia, Portugal, Spain, Canada and New Zealand. So why can't we?
"I appeal to Anna Hazare to end the fast." - Pranab M.
"I appeal to Indian Government to end Corruption." - Anna Hazare
Jai Hind!
P.S. We the people have succeeded. But I don't trust that easily so waiting for actions.


March 31, 2011

Sugarry Friend

This post goes out to my my kiddo friend (my childhood buddy). A friend as old as my bad thoughts. A friend since past 16 SUPERB years. Our friendship has been the strangest relationship in this world. We can anytime fail Rob Reine, the director of “When Harry Met Sally” by proving that yes! “A girl ‘nd a guy can be friends. In fact, best friends!” But this sensitive and totally argumentative topic shall be dealt some other time. For know, let’s talk about my friend :P Our friendship as I said was strange. We never exchanged gifts or cards on occasions. But I still remember the four wishes, in chronological order, every year were:

Him: “Happy Valentines! Bhagwan jaldi tujhe koi de de taaki mujhe chutkara mil jaaye
Me: “Haan please! I don’t want to be wished by you either. Wo bhi sabse pehle?No way!".

Me: “Happy B’day! Bhagwan teri umar bhi mujhe de de. Oops! Teri meri ki galti ho gayi. Adjust kar li yaar.
Him: “Tujhe kya karna itna jee k agar main hi na raha”Me: "Tu jab nahi hoga tab hi to jee paongi. Abhi to pakk rahi hun wo be tere bud-day waale din."

Him: “Badhai ho! Aaj aapne dharti pe ek aur saal nikal hi liya. Succesful lakdi! Waise Dharti Maa ko bhi badhai ho. Aakhir ab ek aur saal kam reh gaya na tera bojh uthane ka.
Me: “Hunh! Jab main nahi hongi na tab tujhe pata chalega main kitni achhi hun” (Yeah Yeah !! I was a big time senti actor since my childhood days)

Me: “It’s Friendship’s Day tomorrow!
Him: “Tujhe kya achaar daalna hai?
Me: “Abe teez nahi hai jo achaar daalun. Kal doston ko thank you bolte hai. I’ll wish you early morning before I go to school. Don’t you dare go before meeting me warna achha nahi hoga
Him: “Hunh! Isn’t it cool?
Me: “Yeah! The idea na?
Him: “No! Everyday, throughout the year, you just wish to come over to my house at night and kill me. And on this very day, you feel like thanking me.
Me: “Whatever!
Him: “Furrrrrrrrrr

So we grew up, fighting fighting and finally parting. We have always tried to remain in touch. But know we realize that then, we had ourselves cropped the differences. Firstly, the physical difference. Distance did come between us. A difference between an engineering student and a commerce student’s thought. Then the difference of life styles of an all times hostler to a non-hostler. Moreover, destiny had something more. Difference between two people, difference between two souls - a change in emotions, in proirties. Meeting him again, say months, made me realize that now a days it has started hurting when I stress my facial muscles and jaw bones to smile. But then I had fun in the sun. (Its damn hot here) I loved it when he noticed that ‘his’ smile girl has become a ‘cry baby’. He pampered me with those good words! (I Love being pampered :D) We even fought :D I realized it’s all my fault that I maintained a distance.
But then not all days are bad...
So now I think of that scene from "When Harry Met Sally" where Harry Burns tells Sally Albright,
"I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."

I just wanna make sure you get that Buckingham Palace of yours. :)

We had joy we had fun...
...We had seasons in the sun!


March 29, 2011

Over-hyped or not?

If people are to be believed:
A Rs. 250/- ticket being sold at Rs. 12,000/-;
Rs. 17,00,000/- for a 10-sec advertisement;
One way ticket Mum-Chd: Wed Morning Rs 15,000;
India's richest people struggling to make it through;
Match territory declared no-fly zone;
Thunderstorm warning makes people scare more than Tsunami;
Offices have changed timings;
Citizens feel curfewed in iron-clad security;
Productivity might reduce by 70%;
(P.S. It's the final day of financial year)
PMs of two deadliest neighbors expected to be together;

Oh no! It's NOT just a cricket match.
As ToI quotes, "this is bigger than a match of cricket, it's of mammoth proportions". There is no thin line between victory and Defeat - there lies separation has Kashmir, three ruthless wars and tons of unspoken words...

P.P.S.: As per Business Standard, "Chandigarh's Industrial and Tourism Corporation has a special menu of mocktails named Dazzling Yorker, LBW, Captain’s Cooler, Googly and Cover Drive. The snacks include Chicken Short Leg, Fish Third Umpire and Prawns Short Leg. There is also a Chicken Caught and Bowled. People are hoping that chicken does not get replaced by names of cricketers when the match finally begins tomorrow."

P.P.P.S.: Biggest worry is Punjabi's everywhere - I mean, both the teams. :D


30 Skills Every Woman Should Have Before Turning 30

Lol! Okay I know I have too many years to do most of this but I loved the list :) I saw it on Tanvii's and I have a similar reason to blog. I love the list + I need something to write. I haven't lost the zeal to write but I have lost the zeal to write. All the bloggers who once inspired me are no longer my readers. Actually they would read if they could but the thing is all of us - yes the huge blogspot group I had on my previous blog is almost dead. *I miss you guys!" And plus a huge thanks to Facebook notes - many have shifted to there and so have I :)
Anyways, back to my 30 list: (originally taken from here)

1. Hard-boil an egg - I do! :)
2. Diplomatically tell Mom to butt out - I choose not to. :)
3. Ace a job interview - Been there, done that.
4. Ask a man out - I wish I never have to else it would be #FAIL. :(
5. Send a thoughtful thank-you note - Done! After all gratitude is key to happiness.
6. Listen to a friend in need - Done!
7. Ask for help - umm not done! :( *HELP* !
8. Effectively end an unhealthy relationship (romantic or platonic in nature) - *pseudo* Done!
9. Beautifully wrap a gift - Done!
10. Say “no” gracefully - aaarrgghhh! I hate to say "yet to do".
11. Whip up a great dinner with the five items in her fridge - Done! (A thousand times...)
12. Forget pleasing him, by 30 a woman should be able to tell her man exactly how to please her- Way to go for this...
13. Sew a button - Yet to do.
14. Mix a kick-ass cocktail - Yet to do. Man! Am I far behind in life?
15. Take off her bra without removing her shirt - :P
16. Apply lip gloss in the dark - Done!
17. Balance her checkbook - I have to!
18. Create a budget - I have to!
19. Find the best deal - Done! Yayyy....
20. Negotiate a salary and/or pay raise - oops No.
21. Read a map - done done done !!
22. Hail a cab - :D
23. Say something in French just for the hell of it - yes!
24. Apologize when she’s wrong - Done! No harms in that.
25. Dress for her body type - yes.
26. Change a flat (or know whom to call to come change it) - Done!
27. Spot a fake (handbag, diamond, potential friend …) - Done! Handbag, diamond, *shoes*, friend (kinda..).. Good going Sach!
28. Feign interest - you bet?
29. Know what to tip on a $25 dinner bill - I do!
30. Hold a baby (Hey, someone you know is bound to have one sooner or later.) - Done!


March 22, 2011

Mar 23, 1931 to Mar 23, 2011

Well this post goes out to all the stereotypical Indians (that can include me too) who post high status of their personal decision of who wins in a war of "Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar" or better I would say "Violence" or "Himsa" v/s "Mahatama Gandhi" or "Father of Nation" or "Non-Violence" or "Ahimsa". Everyone, had a common slogan: "Freedom for India"! Just that opinions and executions didn't match - isn't that Human? Has ever in history the concept of ruling party having same opinions like the opposing party happened? Did not both the *parties* wanted a free, educated India?

In last 80 years, are we able to achieve the freedom either party wanted? We support one, abuse other: well let's be rational. By either ways could we do a bit to what we support of? Could we manage to do justice to the sacrifices of these fighters and attain a position where we could say, "My India!". So many fighters came and went, do we even recall a bit of them. Just the date made people change their facebook profile pic and update status - but why? Why compare the freedom fighters? How many even know what date Mar. 23 brings? But yes, people talk of their views. How many of us faced it? Hardly any.
For minutes, let us forget the pre-independence era and talk about our times. How many of us, *the potential youth of India* remember the Kargil War? Oh no! If we think seeing that image of few lucky soldiers on top of mountain with a flag is all about how India won the WAR against Pakistan. Well, think again. Because once we know what it is; we might revisit history. And yes we might choose to not compare anybody's sacrifice or abuse any of the great souls! Instead we *might* learn what is the meaning of freedom.

Moving on to the pre-Independence days, as per Wikipedia, "Father of the Nation" is an honorific title given to a man considered the driving force behind the establishment of their country, state or nation. The term founding fathers may be used if more than one person is considered key. This name "Father of the Nation" was first used by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in 1944 so isn't it obvious that even the himsa wadi (or followers of non-violence) believed in him. I am sure he wasn't being sarcastic over the radio from Singapore.

Anyways, we belong to anation that has freedom of speech* so no reason to argue. But I personally feel every one had their way and everyone represent a world of ideas and theories on their own. It is just that some choose the "Ahimsa" way and some the "Himsa" way. And since I have never lived that era, I don't have the slightest idea of what it took to live in a chained nation; all I can understand is that I like the "himsa" way but then I do NOT disagree to what the father of nation did. I for sure know the world remarks Gandhi's contribution. Be it peace organizations like U.N. or Google's web world or a famous street in Chicago - it is Gandhi. So let's be proud of him, even though we're may be more proud of other freedom fighters or if you're more proud of Gandhi ji then be proud of those who made a difference to the politics of British govt. because no country succeeds without a difference of opinion. And also, if you are ambassadors of "what India actually is", be honest! Be proud :)

"The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below; and not to realise truth, beauty and good only in contemplation, but also in the actual experience of daily life; social progress depends not upon the ennoblement of the few but on the enrichment of democracy; universal brotherhood can be achieved only when there is an equality of opportunity - of opportunity in the social, political and individual life." — from Bhagat Singh's prison diary.

So, no matter who was right or wrong; let's not forget anyone's contribution. Let us carry the spirit of FREEDOM - be thankful for sacrifices of the fighters, carry the spirit of patriotism, maintain the integrity of which India is known of and be courageous. Let us not fight on what any Indian state is and is not.. let us be one and together. Because the goal was to activate youth for freedom struggle, inculcate a rational scientific attitude, fight communalism and end the practice of untouchability. So no matter whom we support: let us work for a better India. Don't just appreciate or crib, ACT! And yes, tell me how to act too..

Shaheedon ki chitaon par lagenge har baras mele,
Watan par mitne waalon ka yehi baaki nishan hoga...
Kabhi yeh b din aayega jab apna raaj dekhenge,
Jab apni hi zameen hogi aur apna aasmaan hoga...

P.S.:  I just got reminded of an old discussion where I so wanted to hang Kasab and now I am confused. :) So be light hearted because thoughts change with people, with days...


March 15, 2011

Things that mothers teach their daughters

Mom and me are best friends - in honest opinion more than just best friends. The golden rule to keep the friendship stay best forever was taught by Mom and it is: "You might forget to tell somethings to your best friend, but never forget that you need to be honest." So following that I have seen life, and everytime I take a wise decision, I say to myself - well! Momma said so :)
This post is NOT an inspiration post after watching Forest Gump. It is a collection to be passed on to every daughter :-)
Feminism \m/

My root teaching was:
` Before you do anything, think! Think that you're not just responsible to yourself, but to your family, to a nation where a billion people live.
Yes, a billion people can hold me responsible for anything I do. It might not seem tough for me, but it could be worse to many. I might miss the point so think, think responsibily. Another talisman that I have always loved is:
` Love when you're ready and not when you're lonely.
So totally true! It is so hard to not fall for just anyone when you"re lonely _ specially after a breakup> :) All of us know that! The best I feel is to hold on to people you know would understand you no matter what:
` Parents have the hearts to love you when you're at your worst and arms to hold you when you're at your weakest.
Everyone knows this but still you should remember it and never ever say that:
` Women are Crazy Men Are Stupid
I so agree and shall always remember:
` Ever notice that people who spend money on beer, cigarettes and lottery tickets are always complaining about being broke and not feeling well?
` Don’t do drugs ’cause you can find the same effect just by standing up really fast.
:) :) :) Goes out to all those who hand their life to things that they should own and not otherwise.
I am sure someday I will use your:
` No man is perfect — you just have to find one whose quirks you can live with.
Ever thought that what you say could be golden:
` If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
And and, I remember when I would be sad thinking Life is just a struggle, you would tell me:
` You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.
I have strggled to realize that life is not just hard days, it's about conquering such days to find happiness. I remember you telling me how when one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
` Because in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years that will matter.
Yes, so the most precious thing we have is life, yet it has absolutely no trade-in value.
You made me see positives in life. In my sad days, you were my unspoken untalked of strength. You taught me how not to run in circles ort shout, when in doubt.
` Fall over seven times, but get up eight.
Last but not surely not the least, I wish to share some thing I think has made me a better person:
` This too shall pass.

And something I have learnt on my own and shall be passed on ;) is:
` Don't look for a boyfriend who would be best, look for a boy who would be your best friend.

Mom, I look back on my childhood and thank the stars above. For everything you gave me, but mostly for your love. :-) Your words have been a source of strength and hope to me whenever life became a roller coaster. Clearly, you're the bank where I deposited all my pains and you converted them and gave a return of happiness. It is just because of you that,
Everyday I beat my own previous record for number of consecutive days I’ve had Life!

P.S. I would love to add more to the list, let it be universal Mother Daughter teachings!


March 02, 2011

On banks of Yamuna...

“The Ganges front is the supreme showplace of Benares. 
Its tall bluffs are solidly caked from water to summit, along a stretch of three miles, with a splendid jumble of massive and picturesque masonry, a bewildering and beautiful confusion of stone platforms, temples, stair flights, rich and stately palaces....soaring stairways, sculptured temples, majestic palaces, softening away into the distances; and there is movement, motion, human life everywhere, and brilliantly costumed - streaming in rainbows up and down the lofty stairways, and massed in metaphorical gardens on the mile of great platforms at the river's edge.”
(Mark Twain, American Writer - 1835-1910)

P.S. - It's Vrindavan, banks of Yamuna.

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