Showing posts from 2010


India, for the first time is going to host the CommonWealth Games- This was the frontline news a few months ago and it made every Indian beam with pride. Delhi , The Capital of India was chosen as ' THE PLACE' for it to be conducted and from then there was no looking back. Every top official in India got involved in it in one way or the other, a team of so called efficient people were given the responsibility to look into this important event and the rest took a back seat
or actually forgot about it.

Delhi was being remade in the true sense, I had an opportunity to visit the city in the interim and the place looked 'broken'- yes I mean it . All I could see was debris , dust and wide cracked roads. Though the sight was not great , I made myself understand that this is all for an International cause and I too forgot about it.

As the date was nearing , Our media woke up one fine day and as it should be , broken Delhi was BREAKING NEWS.. it still is.It is amazing to note that…

What a crash! - Left me thinking

The Air India flight that met with its ill fate was horrifying news. When I first heard the news, I just felt sorry for all those who had lost their lives. I am not sure why, this news got deep rooted in my mind. A day after, when I read the details of the incident in the paper, my thoughts were running very fast and I could not help myself from having a strange fear.

Firstly, imagine yourself in the situation, you are traveling in a long distance flight and all that you want is to get to your destination to your loved ones, You hear the announcement that the flight has started its descent and you have a sigh of relief (Most of us have this kind of a feeling when the air hostess announces the descent of the flight). You see the runway and you are all ready to move out when you sight danger, your flight does not stop but speeds away telling you that you only have few seconds of your life left. I had shivers at this juncture thinking what can one do at that point. And then ,only you woul…

Work Life Balance

It’s a bright sunny morning; I look out of my window from the seventh floor to enjoy the early morning. But I am distracted by too many noises. Honking cars and bikes in traffic jam are the prominent ones. Everyone seems to be running with no time.
What are we chasing??? Everyday seems to be a marathon with no time left to do many of our precious things. Our heart aches to have a day where we will give time to all that we yearn to do. Most of us spend our day in working those extra hours which may or may not benefit us. After few years when we will sit and think of these, most of us will realize that we should have had a better Work Life Balance.
Reports say that today people are prone to more illness due to this imbalance. Illnesses that are physical have medicines but those that affect us psychologically will take more than pills and a few years of our life to get cured. “Time gone is gone forever.” We can never get it back. All WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JHONNY A…

Father - For you

The letter was so touching that it brought tears to my eyes. It was a letter from my Father!
His letters have always been special to me though I have never told him this. This particular letter stated the importance of my mother and how I should never forget what she has done for me. Yes! I would always be there for her was my first thought. What about him – my Father, he had not mentioned himself once in the letter.

Father - my appa was a no more than a person who used to get me a lot of gifts every year from overseas for the first five years of my childhood. No one escaped his anger and that made me even more distant from him. With my years of growing, my appa was only just another human being. Never did I bother to realize what he felt for me, silently in his own ways he was there whenever I felt a need for him. He expressed all his thoughts in writing to me – pieces of paper whose value is invaluable.

With these thoughts in mind, the letter in front of me once again came alive. I a…

Women - I salute you!

Women – an epitome of beauty, patience and intelligence. Why did I choose these 3 words to describe the masterpiece created by the almighty? Not because I am one; for me, these words equal any women in this world. Every tiny corner of this world has tried and is trying to define Women; the truth is she is beyond definition. She is in search of her own self before birth till she dies. This search helps her to mould and change herself into the numerous faces she wears throughout her lifetime.
The women of today are no different from the yesteryears; just that her surroundings have changed manifolds. Adaptability being her nature, she has given herself a new outlook. Every role that she portrays is carefully sculptured and created by her; with that comes the capability of being the best in all roles. For instance, women terrorists are equally wanted as their men counterparts - no one can say that they would cause less harm!
Every woman has a story to tell; a story …