Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Anyways, Wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
have a great year ahead !
Friday, December 19, 2008
Its Friday again :)
The days seem to be flying at lightning pace, fridays seem to be coming much faster than they used while I was in school or college, but i'm not complaining :)
Its an interesting weekend ahead for me, an important cricket match to play, which would decide if I have to travel to Bombay in January or not. And some catching up with friends and relatives to do..
There's also a christmas game we're playin in our office, its called secret Santa, so have to pick up some gifts for that. Wonder what i'm going to buy, I remember playing this game as a kid in school.
i'll sign off for now, all you guys out there have a great weekend !
P.S. Excuse me for using the old name - Bombay, but i like it better than Mumbai and that goes for all the other renamed cities too.
Monday, December 8, 2008
The gist of the article was - for any relationship ( it can be between anybody, father-son, student-teacher, husband-wife etc ) to be healthy its very important that favours flow from both sides. Now that does'nt mean that every favour needs to be returned in a mechanical fashion, its just that once in a while we need to give something back. Nothing disastrous will happen if we dont, but its nice to give something back once in a while.
This article triggered off something in me and made me reflect how i've been doing in relationships. I realized that I need to make ammends !
Let me give an example -
My mum's been doing a whole lot of things for us day in and day out, religiously for the past so many years( like all mothers ), without expecting much in return ( expect for good grades while i was studying )
and she had'nt got back much, atleast from me. I would be busy with my own stuff all the time without much time for her, I dont remember taking time off and doing something nice for her. But I'm sure that she liked me to spend some time with her , expected me to take her out, or just wanted to sit down and have a long chat. Whether i gave her any of that or not she continued and still continues to serve us with all love and care. This used to be more of a relationship where the favours were more or less flowing one way .
Thanks to the article in the paper, i now ensure that i take some time off my "busy" life and spend more time with my family.
So people out there, done something nice for sombody lately ??
ok then go do something !
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Its the terror strikes that paralyzed India over the last week ( Nov 26th,2008 ).
As a citizen of India, I am filled with disgust with the way our country is being run by a bunch of thugs and jokers. I am somtimes engulfed with a feeling of helplessness ! Some of the questions that keep haunting me are :-
Is it ever going to get any better ? Are we ever going to learn a lesson ? There were serial blasts in many major cities a few months ago, what were the actions taken after that ?
For how long are we going to listen to the nonsensical explanations given by Pakistan after every terror attack and keep quiet ? Are'nt we ever going to take them to task ? Dont we aught to show them that we cant be messed around with ?
Cant we better equip our cops ? The fat belly and a wooden lathi image of an Indian cop has'nt
changed much since independence, with all due respect the the police force.
Are we ever going to have literate politicians ? Politicians without a criminal record ? Cant we have mandatory educational requirements for them ?
Cant the government be more transparent and let us know how our money is being spent ?
I dont see a silver lining in this dark cloud that is casting a shadow on our country .
On a ending note, I pray for a speedy recovery and a bright future for all those traumatized by the Mumbai attacks.
I've finally made up my mind to write a blog :)
Though I have always felt that blogging is a great way to speak your mind, I was never sure if i was creative enough to maintain a blog.
Anyways here I begin !
I will start posting my thoughts and views on anything that interests me, and i look forward to meeting and sharing thoughts with the people I am going to meet here.