Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Some Valuable things I've learnt

Don't let someone become a priority in your life
When you are just an option in their life

Relationships work best when balanced

Never explain yourself to anyone

Because the person who likes you, doesn't need it
and the person who dislikes you, won't believe it

We make them cry who care for us
We cry for those who never care for us.
And we care for those who will never cry for us

This is the truth of life, its strange but true.
Once you realise this, its never too late to change.

Time is like a river
You cannot touch the same water twice,
because the flow that has passed will never pass again

Enjoy every moment

Don't make a promise when you are in joy
Don't reply when you are sad.
Don't take a decision when you are angry.

Think twice, Act wise

Stormy Sunday!

Look at these pics taken on Sunday, the 24th June, 2007.... the trees outside our window are more green and lush than the previous pic (in earlier post) taken on the onset of monsoons!

Sunday saw heavy rains and stormy weather with thunder and lightening in and around Mumbai. There was water-logging in many parts of Mumbai. Its was super cool and fun! Suddenly everything was back to normal on Monday. As if the rain also had better things to do than just thunder and light up and cause things to fly in the storm! All that 'dhamaal' was only for the weekend beginning Saturday evening!
From Monday onwards, climate's been changing after every 10 mins, which is bad! Suddenly it rains for a while, suddenly it stops while the weather's still cloudy but very humid causing all to sweat, then suddenly its sunny and hot! And just when you're wondering wat's happening, its cloudy again and a cool breeze is blowing, then the rains.... then again something out of the previous options! But this sort of climate is playing games with people's health as well!
But enjoy the rains while it lasts! And like Dad always says that Mumbai's monsoons are reserved for the weekends.... Its on rare cases when it rains like crazy on a week day!

Understanding Oneself

The picture speaks for itself. Need I say more?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

I want to Smile for myself

Smile coz the world wants you to,
Smile coz the world is beautiful too!
Smile coz others don't deserve your pain,
Smile coz sadness makes you insane;
Smile coz people like you that way,
Smile coz there's no other way!

But sometimes the smile wears off
The mask tears off
And tears just roll off !

How long can you pull off a facade?
A facade of hollow laughter
A smile because you hafta*
A mask of a happy face
Those stitches behind the pretty lace?

I want to live life
Not just drift through it.
I want life to move with me
Not me to move with it.

I want to be loved
Not just keeping loving.
I want to be cared for
Not just keep caring.
I want to be understood
Not just keep understanding.

I want to Smile coz life's no strain,
I want to Smile coz there's no pain,
I want to Smile coz of happiness,
I want to Smile coz there's no sadness.

For once I want to smile for myself

*hafta (eng slang/abbreviation for 'have to')

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Cool morning!

The cool weather and fresh morning promted my to post this post so early without even brushing my teeth ! (Heh heh) And I should actually be rushing to get ready for office!

The weather's so good that its hard to imagine that a week back we were cursing in the heat. That prompted us to think that the AC was a necessity and not a luxury. So bought one. But it has arrived with the good weather.

Clicked a picture from the window.... fresh green leaves on luscious tress! A treat for the eyes.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Without you

The leaves are as green without you;
The birds do sing without you;
The sun does rise,
The moon does shine,
The stars twinkle bright,
Without you.

The rivers aren't dry without you;
The cuckoo doesn't cry without you;
The trains do run,
The buses do ply,
The planes do fly,
Without you.

Without you there's spring,
Without you there's rain.
Without you there's winter,
But not quite the same.

Without you there's lightening,
Without you there's thunder.
Without you its frightening.
And life seems a blunder.

The poet who got lost into banking years ago seems to be awakening back within me

Monday, June 18, 2007

Contrasts - A Ray of Hope

My heart is sad,
But the grass is green.
Around me there's chaos,
But the nature is serene.
My eyes have tears,
But the birds do sing.
I am filled with sorrow,
Yet chirpy is the sparrow!
My mind cries,
I see lovely butterflies.
Within me there's pain,
I want to dance in the rain.
The contrasts of nature,
Bring out unexpected things.
I want to cry,
But I will sing!

I got an idea of this poem as soon as I got up today. Its been playing on my mind whole day in office though I didn't know what words to put into it. Through this poem I only want to tell depressed people that world is beautiful no matter how sad you are! You've only got to feel the beauty within you and smile! Coz things will take their own coarse. So no use crying and shouting hoarse!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Wat a waste of time and money!

If JBJ is a movie, then all music video directors are movie directors too! Even the music videos these days have a theme and a storyline attached. But there's no story in Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. Its just song and dance! And whatever little story is in it, is senseless! And to think it was being compared to SIVAJI !!! All channels and newspapers were speculating on who's the Boss - Amitabh or Rajnikant and wondering whether JBJ or Sivaji will be a bigger hit!

SIVAJI is definately a hit! JBJ doesn't even star Amitabh, so what was the speculation all about? He just appears after every 15- 20 mins in peacock feathers to sing 'Udti udti akhiyon ke'. He's got no dialogue and isn't part of the cast. And people are flocking to see Sivaji-The Boss from across states. Since it's released in Mumbai first, people from other parts of Maharashtra are coming to Mumbai to see the movie. It's releasing on 22nd June in Pune, so true Rajni fans from Pune have booked one day flight tickets to Chennai and back to watch the movie! My Pune khabri (my bro) says that people have even done block booking and selling them off now. And people are ready to pay even Rs 1500 to watch it! Now's thats a superstar and that's what true fans are! And the movie is fultoo masala dhamaal and already a hit. I am tempted to watch it as well. Damn the language barrier!

JBJ songs are a hit, though. And music is cool! Its more like a costume musical. But it can't be called a musical too! I had seen 'The High School Musical' on Disney Channel recently, and I was thrilled. Apart from songs and wonderful dances, it had a sweet storyline and a moral too. But JBJ, naah! I am a music lover and enjoy good music and dance, thats why I could at least sit through the movie, but my colleagues were miffed! And the guys ran before it got over! Only the girls sat till the end! I enjoyed shopping at the Infinity Mall afterwards more than the movie.

Just a glimpse of the story - The film is about liars and glorifies all those who can lie and deceive to win guys and gals! (sic) Both the heroines of the film are Pakistani Muslims living in Britain. The guys are Punjabi mundas living there too! And there are no questions raised about nationality (Indian hindu and Paki muslim?) and religion when these couples fall in love and decide to get married! If only life was so easy!!!

But there's one saving grace of the movie - Lara Dutta ! She looks amazing and makes some sense! I always feel that she's got an Oriental look and appeal. Especially in the way she dresses on screen. Preity acts childish and talkative as usual. Though both look voluptuous and beautiful, Lara wins hands down! If it wasn't for her, the film wouldn't even look half as interesting!

Watch movie at own risk... don't repent later and say I didn't warn!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Garam Zameen Par Thandi Boondein! Whatta relief!

Aakhir iss garm dharti par thandi boondein padh hi gayi !

Har taraf raahat hi raahat hai,

Zameen ko tapti sadkon se raahat.
Insaan ko paseene aur garmi se raahat.
Dhool, mitti aur gandi dhowaan se rahaat,
Raahat mili hai dil ko mitti ki khushboo se,
Raahat mili hai logon ko bimaariyon se.

Pedh par patte hain dhule huey,
Hare bharey aur khushi se khiley huey,
Phool hain khiley gulshan gulshan.
Mausam hua hai dhundla aur maddham.
Kya mit gaye hain saare gham?

Ab kami hai toh sirf chaahat ki.

Baarish mein bheegne ki chaahat,
Bheege mausam mein sulagne ki chaahat.
Barsaat mein ulajne ki chaahat,
Chaahat hai koi aaye barsaat mein.
Aur le jaye apne saath mein!

The above lines might not be some great Urdu poetry. Just a layman's (or call it laywoman's....) straightforward wishes from the heart. Actually, the last two lines were thought differently by me but this blog is visited by family, so made it more 'filmi' and safe (smiles).

Second day at home. But feeling better towards evening, especially with rains and a cooler weather. Not forgetting the medicines.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Global Warming? Temparature's soaring high!

Everything seems to be warming up.... (rather hotting up) these days! The temperatures, including my body temperature. I am down with fever today. My eyes are burning. Now I've got to know what Global Warming actually means!!! When everything within and around you warms up, its nothing but Global Warming. Cudn't think of a better definition than this! :)

But not one to lie down and rest, I am bored already doing so since morning. Life is too short to be wasted is what I feel. Because those who do not get time know its worth. So I got onto the Net since can't go for a walk and do other work. I have so many things on my mind to write about. But I was on a Sabbatical from writing. Too stressed out with travelling (with railway work going on spoiling train schedules leading to more crowds and more travel time!) and also with the heat. Day by day the heat is increasing leading to health hazards. People are falling ill and not reporting to work. Reasons vary. Viral fever. Boils :) Loose motions. And now me. Down with fever and body ache. Even fought with a nice person about a very old issue today. Now feeling bad about it. I guess its not me but the temperature to blame. Health's feeling bad since yesterday afternoon leading to nightmares leading to sudden spoiling of health and non reporting to work today. As of now I can only write this.

But looking at the positive side, I am at home listening to Shivaji-The Boss songs as I type this, sharing sweet moments with Mom and Dad, writing this piece after long! Also we have a long awaited trip to the movies this Saturday after work- Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. And if people think that my sense of humour is wierd, then there are few more wierdos in our dept. And a pretty and jovial new female boss. And when humour meets humour, there's going to be a BLAST! Saturday, here I come!
PS : For those who want to hear SIVAJI songs too- here's the page link :