22 April, 2016

The Background Score

We all like being the front runner... or atleast a part of the action... right in the middle of the hustle bustle... hoping that we wouldn't miss out on anything...
That is natural tendency...

So when you end up taking the backseat... fading into the background... in view of the bigger picture... it is a tough decision to make... the only hope being this decision will not be in vain, and will not be forgotten...

But what hurts the most, is that those who silently fade into the background without making too much of noise, are often forgotten a little too soon... in that they are not given credit for what is due...

Though they are not the Hero of the show, they still are as much an essential part of the crew....

If only people would understand that most things are team work... and if someone is able to be a Hero is because someone decided to work in the shadows towards the same thing.

16 April, 2016

That Nagging Feeling

It is difficult to explain...
We spend so much time with each other... we are part of each others growing up...
We grow up.. get busy... run the rat race...
Suddenly, one fine day, we realize that it is not the same...

Unsure whether it is people have moved, or whether we have.. whether we disappeared in their daily landscape.. or they did in ours...

But this feeling..... this nagging feeling.... hmmmmm.....

06 April, 2016

Needs with Moods

Holidays are therapeutic... They calm you down... they ease out the pace of our fast moving life and heart.. and give you time to think and assess, about what we are actually doing with it..

That been said, having the right company is equally important...
If my holiday was because I was not satisfied with what I was getting out of life and needed to find an answer, the only company I'd need is myself, with probably a good book or a diary...

But the same company could be a recipe for disaster if I was depressed and dissatisfied with the way my life was turning out..

Same person... different hues...

03 April, 2016

Man and Machine

It's a generation disease.. more pertinent to our generation and the next.... our  multiple attempts to replace the human touch with machines..

This is partly caused by our hurried lives... due to which we often loose the plot as to what is the reason we are running this race... but it is also about our superiority complex... from hand drawn rikshaws to cars... hand woven cloth to mills... workers in factories to robots...
we call it automation and efficiency... which is true...

But is it really effective in all cases...
I think this video says it all.... 



13 March, 2016

Intolerance

Couldn't resist sharing what Barkha Dutt recently said on the National Debate 2016 organized by The Telegraph in Kolkatta on Tolerance and Intolerance.

She was spot on...


Exactly what I was trying to say in News Today

12 March, 2016

Evolution with Time

As children, we epitomize our parents... but at the back of our head we also sort out their habits subconsciously into the ones you wish you'd get, and those you wouldn't want to inculcate.

Imagine my surprise when, in a recent discussion with my parents, I realized that I had subconsciously started doing some of the things in exactly the way they do... except, as a kid, I didn't like it...

What would you call it then... growing up ? inheritance ? 
Or has my memory just dulled and I have chosen the path of convenience over the right one...

All of us change with time.. but am wondering if I'll suddenly realize one fine day, that I've turned into a person I don't like ! 

05 March, 2016

People

I like travelling... different places... different people... different food :)
Actually I revel in it...

By places, I don't necessarily mean globetrotting... even different streets of Delhi qualifies... because each nook and corner seems to have a species of homo sapiens specific to that latitude and longitude, with a food specialty too...

Chatting up with people is the perfect way to understand their ecosystem, and how they tick...

My latest sample space of human curios are Ola/Uber drivers, who seem to belong to varied sects/segments of society, from college students to part time workers to fleet operators.... each of them has a different story to tell... and different side of the coin....