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People write diaries. Their diaries describe their personality. I write on my blog. It describes me way too well. :D
My writing takes me places my mind never wanted to go
Everyone writes. From the ink of their thoughts, by the pen of their mind on the page of their face. Everyone writes.I love to write. It is a passion; a compulsion; something that gives me an avenue to express myself. I write when I am happy; when I am sad or when an issue touches my heart. I find inspiration to write in every aspect of life.
This blog is dedicated to anything and everything that fills my thoughts and occupies cranial space

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I Resign.....

Just realized how privileged  it is being a child and how cumbersome being an adult after reading this note. Have a look----

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult.I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8-year-old again.I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant.I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make ripples with rocks.I want to think sweets are better than money because you can eat them.I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer day.I want to return to a time when life was simple.When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care.All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.I want to believe that anything is possible.I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.I want to live simple again.I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip,illness, and loss of loved ones.I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.So...here's my checkbook and my car keys, my credit cards and all my responsibility.I am officially resigning from adulthood. And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first!!
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Our Inner Magnet

In the ancient world, Hermes Trigmegistus had the reputation of being the greatest, most powerful magus the world had ever known. When his tomb was opened after centuries, to search for the wisdom that made this man, over his tomb was engraved the secret of ages –

As within, so Without
As Above, so Below.

Let’s think friends…

You have infinite riches within you. To gain them, all you need to do is behold the treasure house of infinite within you. Many people are closed off to their own potential because they do not know about the store house of infinite intelligence and boundless love within themselves. Whatever you want, you can draw it forth.

A magnetized iron will lift about 12 times its own weight. But if you demagnetize the same iron, it can’t even lift a feather. So let’s magnetize our life with self faith and confidence. We all are born to succeed and to win. Our magnetism should not allow any doubt or fear to come to us.

Friends, our miraculous, miracle generating power lies in our own mind. Let’s take time to magnetize ourselves with this marvel power of mind. Within your subconscious depths lies infinite wisdom, infinite power and infinite supply. It is waiting for your development and expression.

A week again, has come to you with bright sun and glorious light. Let’s shed our past inhibitions magnetize ourselves with wisdom of faith and self belief and let’s just MOVE ON and conquer! 

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

How selfish are we??

I have a German Shepherd dog. Yesterday I was adjusting his bed and he suddenly came and sat on his bed , so that I should not disturb his bed. Then a thought came in my mind, that how selfish he is? But then I realized, he as an animal is selfish, aren’t we as humans are selfish?

While thinking on this, many points came into my mind. Don’t know whether you will agree by my points or not.

We all know we have one day and one night in 24 hours. This concept is from the ages and will continue as it is in the coming times also. We humans have utilized this concept according to our selfish nature. Whether you call it selfishness or intelligence, but there is some selfishness present in between as there is sufficient light in the day time, all school timings, office timings, business timings were adjusted in the day and the night was made for sleep. No doubt with this many of the resources are saved but according to me there is some selfishness.

Now some talks about Manu, the first law giver of India. The whole Varna System in hindus, was given by him in which he divided the whole hindu society into four varnas namely the Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras, in which the Brahmins enjoyed the superior position followed by kshatriyas. Vaishyas were third in number and Shudras were regarded as the most inferior class. It is also argued that Manu, himself was a Brahmin, that’s why he gave he gave the most superior position to the Brahmin and the punishment given to Brahmin for a crime was very less and if that same crime is committed by any other person of any other varna then the punishment would be more then that given to a Brahmin. And a shudra will be given maximum punishment for the same crime. Isn’t it selfishness?

The Constitution makers tried to remove this selfishness by giving special privileges to these socially backward classes for ten years. But then our politicians because of their selfish interest have increased the tenure of reservation and are keep on increasing it time by time. Huh!! A new selfish interest of human beings to compensate the old selfish interest of another human being(Manu)

At the time of the drafting of The Indian Penal Code, one or two women might be there in the drafting committee, that’s why IPC is also sometimes considered as gender-biased. This biasness may be for the upliftment of this weaker section or because of some selfish interest.

Now if we think, that all this is only in India, then we are wrong. We have also a world example before us. All of us know about the United Nations Organization(UNO). While studying about UNO, we all study that all the member countries are equal before UNO. While studying the concept of collective security of UNO the point considered is “One for all, all for one”, then why there is Veto power which is given to only five most powerful countries of the world? By this veto power their decision becomes supreme even if all the other member countries are against it. Why is it that the decision of more then 100 countries can be curtailed by the refusal of one country? Is this selfishness or something else?

I am writing all this, not because I am not selfish. I also admit that I am selfish. A fresh example of this happened in the morning when I read about the issue of broadcasting dispute between espn and Punjab cable operators over the broadcasting of World Cup matches which is pending in the High Court. Espn have increased the rates of broadcasting and the Punjab Cable Operators refused to pay the increased amount. Though espn is right in its claim and they have a right to claim it, but because of selfishness I want that the court should order espn to broadcast the matches in Punjab at the old rates so that I can see the matches on espn. Don’t know what will be the decision of the court, but my selfish interest is present here.

Our heart is also somewhat selfish, as if we give our heart too much stress then it starts malfunctioning resulting in heart-attacks and many other problems.

We can say we all are selfish somewhere in some part of life whether we admit it as our Selfishness or our Intelligence or something else.......


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Monday, February 14, 2011

Comfortably Numb


Something strucked my mind...An image flashed and then its was persistent in my eyes. Its because of it, I am forced to Penn down, may be then I can overcome this strange feeling. I don't know why but I am feeling guilty. Guilty for letting something weird in front of my eyes.
I went to a street side vendor on one night. I was accompanied by my best of buddies here, we were damn hungry and so we stormed into this guy and ordered our food. While the guy took time to prepare it, we were discussing some issues. Suddenly, I thought of having something in the mean while, so I ordered tea. A small fellow instantly popped out from behind and confused he started to find some place to keep his "BOOK". I called him.

A tiny creature..small hands..innocence dripping in excess came forward but scared. The fear was evident in his tiny eyeballs, his mind was preparing him for a scold. I asked for his book, he unwillingly gave it to me. It was a primary edition of all in one book.
The drawing in the first pages were strangely done as if he closed his eyes and tried on his luck or may be he did them in haste. I turned the pages. My eyes glued onto the arithmetic section.
All additions were done but none was correct. I asked him, who taught him, but he was blank. For a while I thought he never understood Hindi but he replied..."master ji..school mai"(teacher in my school.) I tried explaining him the error but he looked at me strangely, and said ab nai jata(I have left school), I was struck and then the vendor shouted back. Trembled, the child put his book on the seat and ran to serve the customers waiting, where he got an inhuman spanking from the owner.
I looked and tried to reconcile myself as if nothing happened. A mere 8-9 year old urchin, who is fascinated to study but has to swallow abuses and have a tiny little book in his hand which is everything for him. Why do we let this happen? Answer is simple-People don't care and learned class has no time for it and above all people like me can only scribble pages but can do nothing.
I went back to that street side dhaba after 3-4 days, but was unable to find that little guy. After enquiring from the owner I came to know that he no longer works there. Got very angry that time, don’t know why.
I still wish I could teach him the right way to solve the sums. May be we all once desire.
We in everyday of our walk can experience such tiny hopes who needs support but we have become very tall and so we hardly care to look down. I am still guilty and my conscious will speak..Someday!!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Truth About A Man's Life


My tears don't fall...my eyes bleed...
My heart burns...I don't breathe....
It hurts...I don't speak...
I mumble...I don't listen...
I am bound to do so.
I don't walk....I take my time...
I don't think ....I obey...
I don't like company...I love myself alone
My television is my superman.....my only friend is my reflection...
I cannot be myself...

I am what you want me to be because I have 2 fit in this world. We all are never ourselves. Instead we mould ourselves to be socially accepted. We become puppets to follow society. I've heard that in this new world that we have freedom. What freedom when we are bound by the norms?? I beg to differ...but I am suppressed. Suppressed by the mob mentality...a fickle mentality...an erratic mentality...'Obey the Rules'...'Follow Fashion'.

I've lived my life learning to bow down. I am so bent that keeping a straight spine hurts me now. My identity is screaming to survive.
Somebody told me - life's a rat race....you have to take the lead...a rat race to survive in a world that blinds us. We all call ourselves unique. Yeah! We all are unique. We all have our unique ways. Some limp in the race...some walk...some run...and some leap.

but I'll tell u something Alae......

In the race .......You won't find me running......I'll be waiting At the starting line.....waiting for you to change your thinking.......


Isn't it what we all do??!!?? We never wear trousers on our head ....Why not?? No we cannot. We have 2 follow the norms. Why don't we eat in an expensive menu restaurant with our hands?? We are taught table manners. Why don't we learn Japanese instead of English?? Because English is for the successful. Why are nerds supposed 2 be nerds and the cool people be cool people?? why do we mock and not appreciate??

WHY ARE THE BAD THINGS BELIEVED EASILY THAN THE GOOD THINGS????

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Birth...Relationships...Death...Or is is something MORE ??


We usually think of parents, relatives, friends or lovers when the word "relationship" is taken, but… what do these relationships mean to us?? We also say - I can't live without "xyz". Do we really mean it? Ask yourself.
Ask people who have lost any of their near and dear ones!! You know what.. They're still alive. Why do we lie to ourselves..?? Why do we attach ourselves to someone to such an extent that their presence completes us..?? Why do we give the right or want the right to interfere (harsh word.. I know) in each others life..?? Is that what a relationship is all about..??? I don't think so.

It was today that I realized that we always want to possess someone..and not let them go. We have become such selfish people that it's all about OUR view to life and relationships. Why is it said that man is a social animal..?? We'd die without society. True!! No one can live alone.. But can someone enjoy having the company of others and not cry in their absence ever??

If someone does... we call him heartless or emotionless... and if he does cry, we call him weak. Why??
Have any of us ever thought what would happen if we didn't have the parents we do..??
The best friends, we love to be around and the lovers, who we cuddle with... You know what... BIG SHIT...!!

It would be someone else... and you'd be comfortable with them too.. It's just the matter of time... It would make a difference for sure..
But does it really matter to us unless we're attached to these people..?? Are we capable of living a happy life? We may "lose" (as everyone puts it) someone or something all the time..but does that mean, we can never be happy..?

‘Cause if we can't..I don't think we deserve to live..and we should die. But again...is death the end?? Is this all we're born for?? Is this it??
Growing up.. studying... getting married.. happiness.. having children.. losing parents.. crying.. dissapointments.. hatred.. fights.. and DEATH.
IS THAT IT?
Can't we expect a little more from life.. from relationships..from LOVE?

We either live or lose. They say, live each moment, and if you don't, you lose each moment. Then why not love each moment!! Love it, when your getting married..love it when you wake up..love making food..love even your nature's call..love being yourself..love having a relaionship..love losing someone ‘cause maybe this is better way of showing gratitude for whatsoever they must have done for us. Love everything you do ‘cause thats the only way you can do your best. Love everyone! Thank everyone…even the rickshaw-puller who drops you home…the man who washes your car..and even the post man who climbed a couple of stairs to deliver an important message to you. All these help. It makes their day. Why would they do these things for..?? You haven't obliged them in any way. Just a simple smile and a kind word of gratitude may help. Love everyone...love life..and life will love u!

I read this line in a book, and it helped me a lot when I incorporated it in myself - "love the life to such an extent that even death may want to be alive!!".

So, in the end I would say - keep smiling and keep loving. I hope this will make a difference in our behaviour towards the people for the betterement and would even help the people to understand, how important it is to love.

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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Enjoy By Giving-II


A month ago, I posted a blog on the topic "Enjoy By Giving".(http://malhotraankit.blogspot.com/2010/12/enjoy-by-giving.html) And Today I am trying to elaborate the topic further by another story.....
Here is a powerful tale of a saint, who once in his routine ways of meeting people and getting alms reached a set of people who were so miser that they didn’t give him any alms. They treated the saint very badly,  and onto their response, the saint, blessed them gracefully saying – “bane raho”(Let your wealth and prosperity be the way it is.)

And in another village, while taking alms, the same saint was treated very nicely. The entire family came and served the saint, gave him best of the available food, gave him lots of money. While parting with them, the saint blessed them saying – “Bikhar Jao” (let all that you have get divided and spread). A disciple  following  the saint, asked the reasons why he blessed people inversely to the way they gave alms.

Saint said a beautiful thing, friends – he said, those who don’t give, should remain static. And those who give and de-invest, they should really spread across. They should spread across humanity to share the message of love, forgiveness, and acceptance. They should spread and be the reasons for teaching others – what you give is only what you have, rest everything is lost.

It’s the vibrations of learning and giving that makes a work place challenging and gratifying. Its giving that makes friends. It’s giving which maintains them. It’s giving which conquers hearts and removes the distances from us.  Friends, it’s not what you get , but what you want to give that makes the difference to your life.

The shortest month of the year have arrived. Give as much possible to your familiy and to the society. Let each passing day raise our self worth. Let’s give selflessly and seamlessly.

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