28 December, 2010

The Best

All of us love talking about the ideal... the epitome.... all of us have those images.. or should I say, Illusions...

I wonder why we fail to see that the best in the world need not necessarily be the best for us....

14 December, 2010

Silence

Silences... the most versatile moments if I might say so...

The happy ones.. the sad ones...
The playful ones.. the ruthless ones...
The meaningful ones... Some with none at all....
The ones that say it all... the ones that don't say a thing...
Some meant to fill the spaces... Some meant to create them...

As much as we claim to know a person.. 
I often wonder if it is ever possible to understand the silences that pass a conversation.....

Hmmm.....

08 December, 2010

....

the speed of time.. 
the lethargy of the moment..
the clock ticking by... 
yet the moment not letting go...

03 December, 2010

Ek Lau

"Dhoop Ke Ujaale Si, Puns Ki Pyaale Si, Khushiyan Mile Humko.. 
Zyada Manga Hai Kahaan, Sarhadein Na Ho Jahaan, Duniya Mile Humko..
Par Khudha Kheir Kar, Uske Armaan Mein Kyun Bewaja Ho Koi Kurbaan..
Gujha Muskuratha Hai Kyun Waqth Se Pehle Kyun Chodd Chala Tera Ye Jahaan...

Ek Lau Is Tharah Kyun Bhuji Mere Maula
Ek Lau Zindagi Ki Maula.."

30 November, 2010

And the Memory Remains

Moving on is simple, it's what you leave behind that makes it so difficult.















Photograph: Ahmed Shajee Aijazi & Hamza Azeem - "Escaping Birth"

25 November, 2010

Life & Nature

I was high (in the air.. what did you think ;)) when it all came to me....

Clouds are like dreams... we see them give shape of our thoughts..
And when dreams collide...  it rains !! Eureka!!
which then either go down the drain (literally !!) or do something more constructive...

19 November, 2010

Udaan

udaan bharne ki koshish sabhi karte hai
kuch pankho ke saaath, aur kuch apne hauslo se

par udne mae mazaa tabhi aata hai
jab lage na darr, neechae aane se

17 November, 2010

Falling

Everytime I'm falling down all alone, 
I fall to pieces...

27 October, 2010

Energize yourself with Words

So what are the different sources of energy that come to your mind... 
Petrol , Gas , Nuclear Fission , Fusion , Photoelectric....


Here's a new source.. Words.. 
They can propel your thought.. Move you to action... 
Make you realize your potential.. and if the push (read words) is strong enough, then ensure action :)


They can hold your thoughts and build your potential...
break the dam of patience and result in a flood...

19 October, 2010

Lifecycle... Vicious Circle

Every thought, every emotion , every action has its own lifecycle...

From the initial kisk.. to the euphoria & the heat to accomplish.. to the joy of fulfilment... to the satisfaction that the needful has been done... to the emptiness that nothing is left to do.. 
till we find something new again to kick start the whole process again :)

03 October, 2010

Life


Borrowed from Pravs.. couldn't find anything more apt

Rambling

I like keeping it simple... or atleast that' s what I've tried so far...
Then why do I suddenly feel like I'm complicating it for myself... 

Maybe because life became to mundane, and its time for some change...

14 September, 2010

....

"My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute."
~ Ayn Rand

06 September, 2010

Elections

"... the quality of men who are selected by these modern democratic methods of adult franchise gradually deteriorates because of lack of thinking and the noise of propaganda...

He [the voter] reacts to sound and to the din, he reacts to repetition and he produces either a dictator or a dumb politician who is insensitive..."

This is what Nehru had to say about the Indian Democratic System when the Indian system was being created....and to think the description is even more apt today, where we have politicians & citizens who lack the passion that existed in those days..

Jinhe Naaz hai Hind par wo Kahaa hai..
Kahaa hai kahaa hai kahaa hai  !!!

17 August, 2010

Learn... Unlearn .. Relearn

We are all like Sponges... soaking up what we see / hear and assimilate around us...
but every sponge has its capacity to absorb..

So till we dry up or throw out some of the stuff we've got inside... we'll stop soaking it up...

"
Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments. "
~ Marcel Proust

16 July, 2010

Rambling..

Thought... rumination...
Beauty... reflection...
Feelings... emotion...
Dreams.. ambition..

29 June, 2010

Night .. not a friend

2 girls... nonchalantly chewing gum... casually dressed in jeans and t-shirt...
could have been anyone... who's to tell the difference...


the fact that it was the middle of the night (don't we all haunt the streets of Delhi at odd hours).. 

or that they were with a pimp..

made me feel insecure... sad....

13 June, 2010

Marriage :P

Here's my solution to Communal Riots & Religious strife...
The government should give incentives for... 

Intercaste / Inter-religion Marriage
!!!!


It will then become all in the family :D

02 June, 2010

Cinema

Living in the fast paced lives that we do.. we have very few things in our live that we do outside of the circle of work... 
So when we go out to watch movies, most of us go for sheer enjoyment... so the farther the movie from reality, the greater the chances of the crowd enjoying it..
Don't get me wrong, there are still few connoisseurs of good serious cinema which is closer to reality.. but the breed is fast depleting...
N why not... 
Blame it on our lifestyles !!!

27 May, 2010

The End of Imagination

I've been reading a collection of essay's by Arundhati Roy.. Some of the stuff she has to say makes a lot of sense.. here's a sample...

"The nuclear bomb is the most anti-democratic, anti-national, anti-human, outright evil thing that man has ever made.

If you are religious, then remember that this bomb is Man's challenge to God.
It's worded quite simply: We have the power to destroy everything that You have created.

If you're not (religious), then look at it this way. This world of ours is four thousand, six hundred million years old.
It could end in an afternoon."

For anyone who wants to atttempt reading them, here is one of them, titled "The End of Imagination", which featured both in FrontlineOutlook.