24 August, 2013

India Shining !?!

I am a patriot. I am proud of what our country has achieved so far, and think we have great things going for us. But if the biggest factor going for us is people... the biggest factor going against is also the people of the nation.

If we have the likes of Ratan Tata & Dr Anji Reddy, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw & Verghese Kurien, to name a few, who have showcased the ability of what an Indian is capable of... we also have a flip-side. Whether it is corruption, illiteracy, female infanticide or crime, India figures among the few countries on top. 

We never seem to think twice before strutting with pride on the mention of Tata or Kurien at any international forum. Then why does it take us so long to accept that we are the ones responsible for the worst as well.
That WE need to take the initiative to move things towards the better... 
That WE take it on ourselves to stop paying bribes, to educate everyone in our circle of influence, to be brave enough to identify crime and have the courage to cooperate with the police...

That WE stand up and take small steps...
It doesn't always take giant steps to take a leap of mankind...

15 August, 2013

Family

Family to me is not about blood, or just love...
Family is about time spent, moments shared, issues discussed.... 
Participating & contributing in each others lives...
Where you are allowed to make fun... but are never ridiculed...
Where you might not have the last word on everything, but every word said counts...

09 August, 2013

Power

Power attracts different reactions from different people...
Some people get attracted to people with power... some prefer avoiding such people....
and there are the minority whose reaction doesn't change with the power a person has...
There is a similar parallel for people with power...

Anyway, what is power ?

pow·er [pou-ernoun
1. ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something.
2. political or national strength: the balance of power in Europe.
3. great or marked ability to do or act; strength; might; force.
4. the possession of control or command over others; authority; ascendancy: power over men's minds.
5. political ascendancy or control in the government of a country, state, etc.: They attained power by overthrowing the legal government.

I believe it's all relative... Who might seem powerful to me, might be tiny for the Prime Minister... or is it just a state of mind... the more you let someone be in control, the more controlled you become..

You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.
~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


08 August, 2013

A Smile.. Free.. Priceless

We walk around life, like we have the entire world's burden on our shoulders..
as if we are facing the biggest problems & the toughest challenges...
As a result, we talk too much, think a little lesser... and seldom smile...

Even if our day isn't going well,
it doesn't harm to make someone else's day more special :)



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