Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Flip a coin !!


Isn't it so true?

In life when we face choices, just throw a coin. Not because it settles the question, but while the coin is in the air you will know what your heart is hoping for ..’

--Anon


Friday, October 30, 2009

we love it !

first time in my driving career, he asks me to go park the car in the garage as he is not well and has to rush to home..! I do a good job...I think :)

2 days Later, I plan to make aloo parathas..I know he likes these better with cillantro..ok so lets go get the cillantro at 9:30pm..n here we go..unable to unlock/lock the car. ah..what happened..the battery is discharged...hats off to me..

we call a friend..he gets us the jumper..we charge the battery..we go to the indian store..aye..no purse...we go back to home..n keep the car engine running... he gets the purse..we go back to indian store..i sit in the car with engine still on..he buys the stuff...n now time to pay the bill..aye wherez the purse..oh in the car..he comes back to parking..gets the purse..goes back and pays the store..gets back to car..aye...i remember something else...he goes back to store...buys the other stuff...store person stares..he asks him..if you are married...no..ok...u will understand when u r...

we get back to home..n i make most relished parathas..put lot n lots of butter n two of us just eat n eat n eat..n think..ha..doing all that was worth...!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Chetan Bhagat


"Life is one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same with life, where health and relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die.

One thing about nurturing the spark - don't take life seriously. Life is not to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up?

It's ok, bunk a few classes, goof up a few interviews, take leave from work, fall in love.

We are people, not programmed devices..... "Don't be serious, be sincere." !

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I WANT WINNERS (Mike Singletary on Vernon Davis)


Mike Singletary: No, no, you don't want me to go much further. Go ahead, ask your questions.


Reporter: What happened between you and Vernon Davis?

Mike Singletary: Vernon... It was something that I told everybody at the very beginning of the week. I would not tolerate players that think it's about them when it's about the team.

And we cannot make... we cannot make decisions that cost the team. And then come off the sideline and it's non-chalant. No. You know what? This is how I believe, OK? I'm from the old school.

I believe this: I would rather play with 10 people and get penalized all the way until we've got to do something else. Rather than play with 11 when I know that right now that person is not sold out to be a part of this team. It is more about them than it is about the team.

Cannot play with them. Cannot win with them. Cannot coach with them. Can't do it. I want winners. I want people that want to win.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

:)



Why worry and have Wrinkles,
when you can smile and have Dimples :)
(~copied)

Friday, June 5, 2009

aye..!!



“ People are made to be loved and things are made to be used. The confusion arises in the world when “people are used and things are loved”.


‘Get used to being used .. because if nobody uses you, it means that you are really useless’…!!


Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly


Just finished watching the movie "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly".

No doubt that it's a nice movie. The real story of Mr. Bauby who suffers a stroke and lapse into coma. After 20 days of coma, he gets mentally awake but physically paralyzed. He can only see through one eye and there is some movement in his head. A transcriber recites the letters to him until he chooses the letter with a blink of left eyelid. With the help of 200,000 blinks, he gets his book written.

The book gets published in March 1997. It receives excellent reviews, gets 150,000 copies sold in the first week, and become a number one bestseller across Europe. Ten days after the book gets published, Bauby dies of pneumonia.

The movie at times gets slow. I almost loose my patience and feel like pressing "forward", when the trancriber repeats reciting the same order of alphabets, but then I try to connect myself to the character and feel the helplessness.

n I feel depressed.



Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy Lohri !!


Lohri, my favourite festival, is celebrated on the last day of the month of Pans to mark the end of winter. It is said that the forefathers formulated a sacred mantra which protected them from the cold. This mantra invoked the Sun God to send them so much heat that the winter cold would not affect them. And, in thanks-giving to the Sun God, they chanted this mantra round a fire on the last day of Pans. The Lohri fire is symbolic of the homage to the sun.

This is particularly a happy occasion for the couples who are together on Lohri first time after their marriage. Also, the tradition is to ask God for your special wishes on the parv of Lohri.

A few years back, I remember, all my neighbours prayed that I should not be with them on the next Lohri, meaning, I should get married and it actually happened :) The next Lohri my Mom served special sweets to all of them to celebrate my absence :)

I really miss all that today, the family, the friends, the neighbours, the togetherness, the sweets, the gossips, the dances around fire n everything..!!

It seems all these colourful festivals for me have just been concised to emails. I wish I could be with family today and sing with all:

Sundri Mundri Hei! Hoi!
Tera Kaun Bechara! Hoi!
Dullah Bhatti wala! Hoi!
Dullah Di Dhi viyahi !Hoi!
Sher ShaKar pai! Hoi!
Kuri de Mamme aaye! Hoi!
UnaNe ChuRi Kuti! Hoi!
Jimidari Lutti! Hoi!

Company whai company
Campa wale aayenge
Doso teer chalayenge
Ek teer mai mang laya
Chhota sipahi mainu tang laya
Wadda sipahi mainu marega
Dilli kaun sawarega
Dilli di do morniyan
Jeevan sab diyan Jodiyan !