Wednesday, August 13, 2014

10 minutes in Lift

I have heard instances of people being stuck in lift over and again ,but never thought I could be one of them sharing my traumatically hilarious story .

It was Half past 11 ,well 11:00 AM in office on my way back from the juice break 4 of us boarded the lift no 1 .We started our journey at Floor 8 and the destination was Floor 5 .The moment the lift started it gave us a jolt and it was stuck right between the 7 and 8 .The first and obvious reaction was that we 4 burst into laughter ,till we realized that no came to till .Next 5 minutes were the most stressful time we kept buzzing for help but in vain .Suddenly one of the persons eyes landed on a helpline number ,there went the call a guy responded .Suddenly there was a jerk in the lift ,daam dum and we reached the floor 7 .All I could remember is all of us rushing out and preferring to walk down by lift.I guess it was God's own way to tell ,take steps...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Le Pondi..

Started around 4:30 AM in Bangalore to travel on the way on road to Pondi ,roads were good and lushly green scenery on way made the drive easy and comfortable.It was hot on way ,thanks to the ac we were saved from the wrath of the heat.

By 10:30 AM we reached the hotel room ,freshened up soon and went for the quick pondi rounds.The hotel we stayed gave us nice access to quiet a lot of places there.A quick trip to lot of places  the boat house ,100 year old vinayagar temple,the sophisticated french colony and the french church ,the nehru street for some street shopping spree ,the serenity in aurobindo ashram  ,well in short ; the trip was awesome.The long walk on the rocky beach was the highlight of the trip.The place does have a french feel to it .I was surprised that the locals in the french colony were using cycles as the means of transport and they were anti honking .Staying in Bangalore honking has now become an integral part of our driving culture.

This apt weekend getaway from Bangalore for those of you who like the beaches and the sea.

I did miss seeing the Auroville in Pondi  , but I am sure if not now I will see it later:)

Friday, July 18, 2014


As a kid I was raised to be proud ,proud to be an Indian,the culture of India ,the Vedas so on and so forth. I have been reminded many times that there is no other culture that respects the dignity of woman.There is no other culture where the  women is worshiped as God.Always I have heard elders criticizing the western culture .Where has my India the one which I am proud of  gone?

The crime against women in India is on a all time high.I still remember a debate which I had with some elders just after the Nirbhaya case .To my shell shock I realized that those clan of elders where criticizing Nirbhaya to have been out at that time of night along with a male friend .They even boasted in saying that my daughter would not have done that.All I could do was vehemently oppose because yes I had to travel once all alone at that time of night back from my office and all I could say was I was just lucky.Have you ever thought that it could have been your daughter who could have been travelling with her brother /father /husband and how can you be so sure that she is safe.

I have heard a lot of choking statements like ;it's the women who invites rape , it's the mobile phone given to women that invites rape ,it's the jeans that invites rape and how long in India will we be supporting such erratic thoughts and statements ."Was it the jeans or the mobile phone ??what was the fault of that 6 year old ,a small kid ,just a kid who was traumatized by nobody other than her school teachers and to the hell shock of my lives the school says they do not even own the responsibility of safety of the kids."Daily the news paper is flooded with news about crime against women /children.Well high time we should amend our laws and include capital punishment for such heinous crimes.

To all those who criticize women , are the cultured men in India such perverts who cannot even control themselves .Let me not blame all the men , just because of a clan of them .

Tell me ,truly genuinely and this question goes to all the women "Have you faced any abuse while travelling in public transport -trains/buses/metros?""Have you faced any issue of eves teasing in your entire life?"And if your answer is yes ,please educate the men around you of the problems you face .Your silence is no solution ,you should make them realize what they could do to others can indeed come back to their own people and it's only that scare which may instill sense in people. Mothers please raise your sons right ,stop blaming some one else's daughter .Your raise your boy right and he will not do the wrong.

I still remember meeting a Turkish lady on my way the NZ ,I was going on a business trip and she was in for a pleasure trip .She was telling me about all her pleasure trips around the world and I was surprised India was never there in her list.Inquisitive I asked her why she never visited India,it has so many places to visit ,vivid rich culture and she just said "I do not feel it safe to travel to India , heard so much in news ,it's unsafe for women " .That day  for the first time, I instead of being proud to be an Indian ; felt ashamed .

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In pursuit of Happiness

                                                             Image from the internet

There is a thin line of difference in being human and an animal ;precisely speaking being animal and a social animal .I am a firm believer that a human being is no more than an animal who has learned to tame himself.

When does a human qualify to be a human ?Have you ever thought ,just by going to school ,or raising a family , doing the puja's , going to a place of worship do you qualify to be a human?It's only when you do the little things in life without any selfish motto you be human.Every one loves their own children ,but can you love someone else's child?Every one loves their own parents but can you love someone else's parents ?When you can do that you indeed be a human .Else you qualify nothing more than being an animal.

Have you ever noticed a small kid ,his eyes glitters when happy and is teary when sad .Why on earth does every person get attracted to kids ,it's their innocence.Why does that child suddenly changes ,what makes him change when he grows old?Is it the society to be blamed or the upbringing to be blamed .No it's just you as an individual to be blamed .

I have always felt that it's the good who feel angry ,not the bad.The one who is wronged cries not the one who is the wrong bearer.I always felt that God's a little mean ,he favors the bad ,makes them feel good ,makes them grow .But why ?I have tried to find an answer to this and yes I have a conclusion ,the more wrong you do ,God will make you merrier indeed ,just so that you fall is the hardest.Never ever forget their is no escape from the divine blow .If you have wronged some one ,Karma will bring the wrong back to you.

People just expect you to do all your duties and responsibilities towards them ,which is right ,but what about their duties towards you.Relationships are mutual ,never one sided .It's better to delete any relationship that is one sided .

Do the little things in life that make others happy ,something which according to you would bring no return .Just give a call ,talk nice ,give a warm nice hug,wish some one ,pass on a sweet smile ,do the small favors ,small gestures impart happiness.And of course never get disappointed when someone does not be nice to you ,it's their problem and not yours .You choose to be happy or sad ,you choose to be happy ,happiness is your primary responsibility toward yourself and the only responsibility that God has bestowed upon you .

Friday, May 30, 2014

Never let your fear outgrow you

I stand strong ,I hold my head high ,I am hit by a storm ,I feel weak ,I feel tired ,I feel lonely ,I feel sad ,I cry ,I scream for help....I fear and then I get up and move on.I wish ,I hope my mind is without any fears.

People ask is crying a solution to a problem?
Well I ask them back "By not crying will I get a solution to the problem?"Crying is an outburst of emotion that gives you relief from the pain ,as putting water over the burns helps the burns heal ,a let out cry helps you overcome the burns ,burns to your heart.

Has anyone ever felt that God's been unfair ,have you ever felt that God seems to be doing good to bad people ,if you have then your fear has outgrown you.All that is left in you is your fear .You cease to exist .

You may not be happy in others happiness but do not be sad .Do not let your bad times change you to a bad person.It's been rightfully said people are not good or bad ,good people do undergo a bad phase.Live your life with head held high no matter what happens and see even the God's won't be capable to make you sad.

Outlive your fear ....It's not only for great people ,try that you too can.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hmmm....How about a food blog?

I love to cook and with this recent interest in blogging I thought of starting a new food blog~~

Here goes my first recipe :

Do visit and leave your notes! 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Nostalgia~Golden Satyam Days

Sweet weekend trip to Hyderabad ,and I was "swimming in the ocean of thought "~~words Courtsey NK.I simply love the place .I still remember the day I got my offer letter which asked me to join in Hyderabad in next 2 day time.It was just 2 days I had been home ,back my home from the college hostel .First I didn't want to join and thankfully I did not listen to that crazy thought for I would have missed one of the lost memorable craziness ahead.

This is the place that gave me kick start to my life ,professionally and it's the same place that gave me my love :). Visiting the place again after so many years hmmm.....a sense of nostalgia a mixed feeling of happiness and sadness came in .I was hell bound on probably trying to relive the days of past ,specific emphasis to the word "trying" .

Walking through the streets of Sindhi colony,eat street@ necklace road,imax ,prasads ,trying to see if all our hang out places used to exist .I was indeed trying to live the past again.Hyderabad changed ,and changed for the good ,but I miss the old place I had been to. Anand theatre is not there any more and that came by as a shock!A stroll through Begumpet I noticed though the hockey stadium there were no buses waiting there.

Yummy paradise biryani from the famous paradise hotel @ paradise circle ,no biryani ever beat that recipe ,I bet !.I would actually want to reuse the KFC tag line ,wish that was permitted.I simply missed the chikoo shake @ the Anand Vihar ,the shop has been renovated and looked good.

I miss my roomies !

I missed "Satyam" all through hyderabad and that missing was indeed a big soul sinker.To all my wonderful Satyam fellow batch mates "thithi thara thi thi thai - thi thai thaka thai thai thom ".

For all you wanna get a bit nostalgic "",million thanks for Faisal.