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As I start to grow
I see the long way to go

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Key to Success

Today’s thought for the day read as below:

Formula for success – Rise early, Work hard, Strike oil.

These are just some pearls of wisdom by some wise man. In the present scenario, people who are successful fall under two categories –
i) the ones who chased dreams and chose to be daring and different.
ii) the ones who worked on their inherent talents and harnessed them completely.

Resul Pookutty falls into the former while A R Rahman falls under the latter.

Last week, in the middle of the night, I was woken up by a SMS from a friend which worded like this: -

"Check this link http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7895708.stm
Can you recognize this face?”

Curiosity killed my sleep. Visited the link, and was startled to see the photo of my friend G. He has been interviewed along with the likes of Pookutty and other sound technicians. I had mentioned about G in my blog under the title “Chasing Dreams”. Way to go my friend. You are doing it perfectly right. If Pookutty has done it, so can you!!!

In “Dark Knight”, Joker mentions “If you’re good at something, never do it for free”. A perfectly articulated, thought provoking statement. Similar to what S brothers from my native have done with their lives – worked on their strengths, sharpened them further and made their passion, their line of work.

More information available on this link http://www.hindu.com/mp/2007/01/29/stories/2007012900330200.htm

Is there any formula for success? May be, for it varies from person to person. Do divulge your views on how to unlock the key to success.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Two Gals And A Guy

This V’day, they decided to travel a bit far
To meet their zahir, their twinkling star
He is the new man in their lives
Against any odds, their love for him survives

He welcomed them with a killer smile
They fell for his elan and distinctive style
Hugs, kisses and unbound love were showered
An unrequited affection, care budded and flowered

He is the apple in their eyes at a very tender age
They promised to be with him at each and every stage
He is lucky, there are two vying for his attention
He knows them as his doting mother and his sole maternal aunt

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Citizen’s Journal - A menace called Autorickshaws

Just reached home. Completely drained, both my cell battery and my brain. Traffic in Bangalore moves slowly even after 9pm. I decided to hire a rick.

The moment I got into the rick, the driver said “1.5”. I obliged. Though we speak about woman empowerment and equivalent statuses for men and women, the bitter truth is that cities like Bangalore are never safe for women, especially after 9pm.

He had already decided to take me for a ride (Bangalore Darshan in short). I could read his mind and I said “Go through Residency - Hosur road”. He took me through Kasturba Road instead.

It really upset me and I literally squalled at him. Soon, he changed his demeanor. He started acting quite naive as if he had just arrived in Bangalore. On reaching Vittal Mallaya Road, he said “Guide me how to go now”. I guided him through the routes that I am aware of.

On reaching my house, I paid him 1.5 times the meter charges. I expected him to give back the change which he didn’t. That’s when I said “Arre yaar, chaar rupiye se main tea/coffee kareed sakti hoom. Tum log change kyun nahin carry karte? Petrol aur diesel ka daam kam ho gaya, phir bhi tum log humhain lootna bandh nahin kiya?”. He gave in, gave me the change and sped with his three-wheeler.

I wonder, with increase in petrol/diesel prices, the bus/auto/cab far increases but why not vice versa?

What do you have to say?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Raaz about Raaz

8th February 2008, P, H, M & I got together at my home. As usual, at the nth hour, we made up our mind to go for a movie. The plan was to watch Dev D, the latest offering from Anurag Kashyap. It didn’t work out as tickets were not available, so we nailed down Raaz 2 starring Emraan Hashmi, Adhyayan Suman and Kangna Ranaut as the next best bet. The film was quite engrossing and hence we weren’t let down in shelling out our hard earned money on it during the recession time.

During the interval time, we hashed out on Raaz 1 starring Dino Moreo and Bipasha Basu. It’s when I realized that 7 years back on the same day ie 8th February 2002, D, R & I had watched Raaz 1.

There is something about Raaz series and the way it’s trussed with my life. Raaz, The Mystery Continues to haunt me ...

Can anyone unravel the Raaz for me?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Same Day, Another Year

An extra candle adorned the cake
And I move a step closer to the grave

The cake asked “How the years have been?”
I answered remorsefully “I am no longer in my teens”

“New phase in my life, new problems to be dealt”
The candle said “Glow bright and brilliant until you melt”

“Grey strands and wrinkles tells my age”
The knife stated “People look up to you, so sharpen your image”

They emphasized “Be open to the challenges and learning that time will teach”
“As a new stage in your life, is about to unleash!!!”