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another chance....

how often we wish for another chance
to make a fresh beginning
a chance to blot our mistakes
and change failure into winning.


it does not take a special time
to make a brand new start,
it only takes the deep desire
to try with all our heart.


to live a little better,
to always be forgiving
to add a little sunshine
in a world for which we're living


never give up in despair
nor think you are through
for there's always a tomorrow,
a chance to start anew.

song of the day....pal pal from lage raho munnabhai....love the lyrics....

spirituality and religion...

Today I am making an attempt to define spirituality and religion….explain the meaning of the two…and try to explain the importance and relevance of both these terms in our life….this I am penning down so that my concepts get clear and also so that I am able to pass on some wonderful information I have learnt over the past one week from sw.vimalanandji…..she had a gyan yagna over the past week in vasai and I was lucky to attend most of it….and I feel it is my responsibility to share what I gained….also its my joy to share….its my tribute, my guru dakshina to swamiji…..i am going to write some more posts about Indian culture, hinduism, parenting, meditation, shrimad bhagwad geeta and lot more etc etc….basically I am going to share what all I learnt over the last week…….the core of everything, the essence is from swamiji’s lectures….but I have put in my understanding of the subject, my views, opinions, some different illustrations and examples…..also the way of writing is going to be l…

LOSING MY RELIGION...

got this forwarded mail and i thought it echoed my thoughts...and m sure not only me but many of us r gonna relate to it....very nicely penned down...good work mr siddhartha vaidyanathan

Losing my religion!
-Siddhartha Vaidyanathan
The events of the last few weeks are freaking me out. Anil Kumble has gone, Sourav Ganguly will go, and the other three may not be far behind. I assume there is a large group of cricket fans in their mid-to-late 20s, like me, who are grappling with the implications. This transition is messing with our minds.
Let me explain. For many of us cricket began in November 1989. Pictures of what went before are too hazy. I remember Allan Border lifting the World Cup but don't recall what I was doing then. So I can't connect Australia's World Cup win to my own life.
Sachin Tendulkar spoilt us. He commanded that we sit in front of the television sets. He ensured we got late with homework, he took care of our lunch-break discussions. He was not all that much o…

wud love to write abt....

tricolour on the moon...its amazing that india is 4th or 5th (m not sure which) country to successfully send satellite up there....n that too in one go.....great achievement by our scientists

india smashing england.....india wins by 158 runs...amazing...good going men in blue...keep it up

wedding season begins....today is swaleha's wedding...20th is mohini's...and 23 rd is chitra's...30th is pallavi's....happy for them...but sad that they all r gonna be goin out of mumbai.....more later...

wud love to elaborate on these topics....but dont have time now.....n maybe m just too sad abt chitra going to australia....so words not popping in my head....will write in detail my feelings once i get some time...which is going to be after jan i guess.....hopefully i can write before that....

more later...

song of the day :in dino dil mera from life in a metro....love the words

Auf Wiedersehen Mr Ganguly.....

struck century in debut in may 1996 against england...
receives arjuna award...1998
CEAT player of the year 1999 2000
wins natwest trophy against england 2002
celebrates win over england in Npower trophy 2007
both sachin n saurav with their awards after the win over aussies in second test in mohali 2008
good bye saurav ganguly.....we love you

tribute to JUMBO

taking lara's wicket...team celebrates
bowling to lara with a bandaged chin...

everybody congratulating him for his 10 wicket haul

man of the match trophy...after he took all 10 wickets against pakistan on 7 feb 1999
team welcoming him on the ground for the last timeat the end of the last day of the 2nd test....

india wins....goodbye kumble and ganguly

yesterday india triumphed over australia....a historic win in 25 yrs......india beat australia 2-0.....but this series will be known for a lot more than that....it will also be known as the last series played by two of india's great players & captians.....with a heavy heart we all say good bye to ANIL KUMBLE & SAURAV GANGULY.....we all will miss u guys.....you have won our hearts over the last decade, u played for the country not only with the way you play but also the way you were on and off the field....for being wonderful human beings....and for taking indian cricket to a whole new level.....with your courage and aggression and level headedness.....

SAURAV....we will always remember the way you first brought aggression into indian cricket....and of course the way u captianed the side..making you the most successful indian cricket captian.....the following caption in economis times describes you the best" A GREAT PLAYER IS KNOWN BY HIS PLUCK,BY HIS GRIT,BY HIS ABILI…

important tips that help u know a person..

I was in the shopping mall with him. We were there to meet our friends at the top floor - Food court.
I m scared of escalators. Especially taking the first step. It always scares me. I never understand where to put my feet first. It all keeps moving, I feel, I shall be sucked into the folding staircase.

Usually when I have to take the escalator with some other friends around, my friends looking at the way I panic they jus push me or lift me on to the escalator and take me upstairs.

We are just good friends and not into any relationship. We were meeting as friends. I knew he liked me

We reached near the Escalator, as usual I panicked, to take the first step.

But he stood next to me and said “ Take your first step, just put your feet ahead of the yellow line, and see-how you glide to next level, just be calm, I am there, I shall step behind the yellow line, right behind you”

He knew his limits and did not exceed it and just offered his hand and did not hold my hand on his own crossing his lim…

DECIDING...

Outside my window, a new day I see,
And only I can determine
What kind of day it will be.
It can be busy and sunny, laughing and gay
Or boring and cold,unhappy and gray.


My own state of mind is the determining key,
For I am only the person I let myself be.


I can be thoughtful and do all I can to help,
Or be selfish and think just of myself.
I can enjoy what I do and make it fun,
Or gripe and complain and make it hard on someone.


I can be patient with those who may not understand
Or belittle and hurt them as much as I can.


But I have faith in myself
And believe what i say
And I personally intend to make the most of each day


-Anonymous

Song of the day: main aisa kyun hu...from lakshya....brilliant choreography by prabhudeva...and of course hrithik executes it perfectly

my 25th birthday......

its not everyday one turns quarter of a century, so the day is bound to be special....and luckily for me this was one of my bestest (best is not superlative enough) birthday....most memorable ones...and its thanks to my family and friends who made it special :)

celebrations had begun the previous night itself....we bought two nice tops...my mom was like u should wear new clothes on ur bday :)
i had made plans to meet chitra mohini and rehana for lunch....so she was like and u goin out too...i thought one was enough but my mom insisted we buy two...after that we went and bought ice cream (chocolate mocha fudge) to eat at stroke of 12...of course we cud not wait till then so we had it right after dinner only :)

then after dinner i was busy searching for my favorite movie scenes to put on my blog :)
phone calls started coming from one hour before my bday itself...my poor friends and cousins who cud not keep awake till 12 :)

got rehana's call at 10 45 pm....ushma's sms around 11...and …

from eve of my birthday......till my birthday

in two hours i turn 25........hmmm...been on this planet for quite some time now...lived for quarter of century.....no small deal....lived..and lived well....had a great time uptil now on earth....am really lucky in a lot of ways....have been blessed with wonderful parents and sister...also love everyone in extended family as well....and of course how can i forget my friends...they mean the world to me...and am so lucky to have them as a part of my life....

today i am going to put up some of my favourite scenes from movies and television...no songs...just scenes.....most of them r romantic....so here is a collection of them....love them all equally....so they r here not in any order or anything....

last scene from PRETTY WOMAN...perfect fairytale ending

NOTTING HILL...when julia expresses her love for hugh....a movie star and a guy next door


TITANIC...deck scene...one of the most breathtaking scenes from a movie...love the way its shot...the cinematography is superb


proposal from STEPMOM..…

stay cool....

this mail is especially true in todays day and age....where all of us are worrying about one way or the other....in our fast life we have forgotten that in the race we run our mind and body gets neglected and affected....its no wonder day by day number of people with anxiety related disorders,depressions and other psychological problems are increasing.....let us learn to stay cool....

A professor began his class by holding up a glass with some water in
it. He held it up for all to see & asked the students,' How much do you
think this glass weighs?' '50gms!'.... '100gms!'... '125gms'. ..the
students answered.


'I really don't know unless I weigh it, 'said the professor,' but my
question is: What would happen if I held it up like this for a few
minutes? ''Nothing' the students said.


'Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?' the
professor asked.


'Your arm would begin to ache' said one of the students…

being positive

at the end of the day the fact that we have courage to still be standing is the reason enough to celebrate.....
-meredith grey in grey's anatomy

song of the day : way back into love...from music and lyrics...hope u enjoy it as much as i did :)

interview with GOD...

THE INTERVIEW WITH GOD

I dreamed I had an interview with God.

“So you would like to interview me?” God asked.

“If you have the time” I said.

God smiled. “My time is eternity.”
“What questions do you have in mind for me?”

“What surprises you most about humankind?”

God answered...
“That they get bored with childhood,
they rush to grow up, and then
long to be children again.”

“That they lose their health to make money...
and then lose their money to restore their health.”

“That by thinking anxiously about the future,
they forget the present,
such that they live in neither
the present nor the future.”

"That they live as if they will never die,
and die as though they had never lived.”

God’s hand took mine
and we were silent for a while.

And then I asked...
“As a parent, what are some of life’s lessons
you want your children to learn?”

“To learn they cannot make anyone
love them. All they can do
is let themselves be loved.”

“To learn that it is not good
to compare themselves to others.”

“To learn to forgive
by prac…

a beautiful story

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived:
Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One
day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all
constructed boats and left. Except for Love.

Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the
last possible moment.

When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said,
"Richness, can you take me with you?"
Richness answered, "No, I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver in
my boat. There is no place here for you."

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful
vessel. "Vanity, please help me!"
"I can't help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat,"
Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so Love asked, "Sadness, let me go with you."
"Oh . . . Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!"

Happiness passed by…

my b'day.....let the celebrations begin :)

today is 1st day of navratri.....and to all those who dont know it is my birthday too :)
according to hindu calendar....meaning the day i was born ie 7th oct in 1983 was the 1st day of navratri......thats how this is my b'day....so i am one of those lucky people who get wished twice coz first day of navratri being an important day many people remember it as my b'day....so now officially i am 25 :)
today mom had made some nice banana halwa.....was yummmmmmmmmmmy

rest of the day was routine.....nothing special....but still i feel good as its my birthday....noella rujudidi kailasmasi and kettymasi and naynakaki wished me.......

navratri always excites me...and i love to play dandiya and garba.....but these days dont play as much as i used to as most of my dance group has disintegrated...ya feel bad....but maybe one day out of 9 days i ll go to dance.....

song of the day today : dholi taro from hum dil de chuke sanam...love this dance...the dance which shot choreographer VAIBHAVI MERCH…

some of life's lessons

NEVER CRY FOR ANY RELATION IN LIFE

BECAUSE FOR THE ONE WHOM YOU CRY

DOES NOT DESERVE YOUR TEARS

AND THE ONE WHO DESERVES

WILL NEVER LET YOU CRY......... ........


TREAT EVERYONE WITH POLITENESS

EVEN THOSE WHO ARE RUDE TO YOU,

NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT NICE

BUT BECAUSE YOU ARE NICE........ ......... ........


NEVER SEARCH YOUR HAPPINESS

IN OTHERS

WHICH WILL MAKE YOU

FEEL ALONE,

RATHER SEARCH IT IN YOURSELF

YOU WILL FEEL HAPPY

EVEN IF YOU ARE LEFT ALONE....... ......... ........


ALWAYS HAVE

A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN LIFE.

THERE IS SOMETHING POSITIVE

IN EVERY PERSON.

EVEN A STOPPED WATCH IS RIGHT

TWICE A DAY......... ......... ......... ........


HAPPINESS ALWAYS LOOKS SMALL

WHEN WE HOLD IT IN OUR HANDS...

BUT WHEN WE LEARN TO

SHARE IT,

WE REALIZE HOW BIG AND PRECIOUS IT

song of the day...allah ke bande....kailash kher has sung it well and lyrics r inspiring

really funny....honestly ;)

dedicated to all those who interrupt others when others r doin some work....STOP DOING IT....IF U HAVE NOT GOT IT YET...TELLING U IN CLEAR WORDS...ITS IRRITATING

this passage is really funny...the way its written..loved it.....

A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband. Suddenly
her husband burst into the kitchen.
"Careful ... CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my GOD! You're cooking
too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter.
Oh my GOD! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK!
Careful ... CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when u're
cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your
mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them.
Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!"

The wife stared at him. "What the hell is wrong with you? You think I
don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?" The husband calmly replied,
"I wanted to sh…

learn to keep faith....against all odds

Some years ago, on a hot summer day in south Florid a , a little
boy
decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house. In
a
hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out the back door, leaving
behind shoes, socks, and shirt as he went. He flew into the water, not
realizing that as he swam toward the middle of the lake, an alligator
was swimming toward the shore.

His father, working in the yard, saw the two as they got closer
and
closer together. In utter fear, he ran toward the water, yelling to
his
son as loudly as he could.
Hearing his voice, the little boy became alarmed and made a U-turn
to
swim to his father. It was too late. Just as he reached his father,
the
alligator reached him.

From the dock, the father grabbed his little boy by the arms just
as
the alligator snatched his legs. That began an incredible tug-of-war
between the two. The alligator was much stronger than the father, but
the father was much too passionate to let go.
A farmer happened to drive by, heard his screams, rac…

carrots....egg...coffee beans

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners.
She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl.
She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.
Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.
Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see." "Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft.

The mother the…

spreadin smiles :)

nice moments in life: (this mail made me smile)
* To fall in love.

* To laugh until it hurts your stomach.

* To listen to your favorite song in the radio.

* To go to bed and listen to the rain outside.

* To clear your last exam.

* To receive a call from someone, you don't see a lot, but you want to.

* A good conversation with a sweet person.

* To find money in a pant that you haven't used since last year .

* To laugh at yourself looking at mirror, making faces.

* Calls at midnight that last for hours.

* To laugh without a reason.

* To accidentally hear somebody say something good about you.

* To wake up and realize its still possible to sleep fr a couple of
hours.

song of the day:

blasts in delhi

after mumbai....banglore....hyderabad...jaipur...ahmedabad...surat.....now its delhi....whats next now????
which city is the next target??? is it gonna be chennai...kolkatta....or r they going to repeat the cycle from mumbai again....is this going to become our way of life....is this a value of human life??? is this what the human race has come to??? jus so many questions go on in my mind....now while gettin into train we all go with mental make up that we not come out of it alive...but still we travel in trains....its not fearlessness...its helplessness.....and acceptance that we cant take each breath fearing for our lives ,so we live like anything can happen anytime....for how long are we going to accept this as a part of our lives????
what are we leaving for our future generations???? a series of dates to mourn for someone....

dont know how to end this post....

friendship...

Horror gripped the heart of the World War 1 soldier as he saw his lifelong friend fall in battle. Caught in a trench with continuous gunfire whizzing over his head, the soldier asked his lieutenant if he might go out into the "no man's land" between the trenches to bring his fallen comrade back.

"You can go," said the lieutenant, "but i don't think it will be worth it. Your friend is probably dead and you may throw your life away." The lieutenant's advice didn't matter, and the soldier went anyway. Miraculously he managed to reach his friend, hoist him onto his shoulder and bring him back to their company's trench. As the two of them tumbled in together to the bottom of the trench, the officer checked the wounded soldier, and then looked kindly at his friend.

"I told you it wouldn't be worth it," he said. "Your friend is dead and you are mortally wounded." "It was worth it, though, sir," said the soldier…

9/11

today the whole day whenever i wrote the date...i felt a pang in my heart.....my heart went out for all those families who lost someone they loved and cared for in the terrible tragedy that happened 7 yrs ago.....all those who had someone either on the plane or in the WTC...
for all those innocent people who died for no reason at all...who didnt know they are not coming back home in evening or are not going to step out of the plane....
now many more dates are added to this one........thats the sad part of it....i know how people must have felt or might be feeling in NYC when they think abt WTC coz i know how worried i was wen i heard about mumbai local train bomb blasts and how terrible i felt when they ripped through the city...when they planted bombs in the trains which are pulse of the city ,which 52 lakh people use to commute.....

i just pray for all those who have lost their lives...and all those who have been left behind....
and may god knock some sense into those who are doing …

attention people

have not posted in a while and i think its going to be difficult to write posts for sometime....i am going to make it a point to write one post per week....for my sake not for yours...am sure all those who read my blog can go without some new posts but i dont think i want a big gap in writing the way i had in may.....mean while i ll keep posting some nice emails forwards i have got and i have really liked...will share with u all some nice quotes...some nice songs.....some nice emails and poems that might make you laugh, cry,smile or think.....so pl keep coming back here to read and lemme know your views on them...

on this post adding title track of U ME AUR HUM.....LOVE THE WORDS OF THIS SONG....

ganapati bappa morya........

today is ganesh chaturthi...for all those who are ignorant about it let me tell you something about it..LOKMANYA TILAK organised this festival in order to unite the people....to bring them together irrespective of their caste and from where they belong in order to strengthen the fight against BRITISH RAJ.....this festival is mainly celebrated in maharashtra as it originated here....but these days people in other parts of the country too celebrate it......in maharashtra many people bring ganesh idols in their homes....they make lots of preparations for decorations and prasad etc etc..will put up pics of the decorations....

love the typical modaks they make...its like ghugra we gujjus make jus that they are boiled.....the outer covering is of rice flour and inner stuffing is of coconut jaggery and cardomom.......it tastes yummy!!!!!!!!!!

the idols are kept for 1 1/2 , 5, 7 or 11 days.....most people who do it on small scale keep them for 1 and 1/2 day.....and big sarvajanik (community) ga…

NICE ONE.....

I AM THANKFUL:

FOR THE WIFE
WHO SAYS IT'S HOT DOGS TONIGHT,
BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME,
AND NOT OUT SHOPPING
FOR THE HUSBAND
WHO IS ON THE SOFA
BEING A COUCH POTATO,
BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME
AND NOT OUT IN BAR.FOR THE TEENAGER
WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES
BECAUSE IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME,
NOT ON THE STREETS.
FOR THE TAXES I PAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS
I AM EMPLOYED .FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE
BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS.
FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG
BECAUSE IT MEANS
I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT. FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK
BECAUSE IT MEANS
I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE
FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING,
WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING,
AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME