S for….

They say only unsuccessful are the ones who delve into spiritual stuff,

For they are too busy doing what they are good at,

True?

Well, let us look at the likes of Amitabh Bacchan, Shahrukh Khan, Sachin Tendulkar,

Yes,

They did what they were good at or became good at,

But haven’t they followed certain religious and spiritual fundamentals in their life,

Be it taking the first shot at a particular time on a movie set,

To

Wearing the right or the left pad first as a batsman in a cricket match,

No matter what S stands for in your life,

I guess spiritually forms such a core part of our lives,

Be it the successful or the not so successful ones,

That we all tend to delve or seek refuge in the same!

So, what does S stand for in your lives?

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EV

Oh, what a polite and obedient girl, she is!

Oh, what a responsible man he has become!

Oh, what personality!

And it goes on and on,

These very adjectives are what we crave for day in day out,

An external validation (EV) of sorts from the who’s who of our society,

No matter what,

We want to look good in front of these very eyes that matter to us,

All our thoughts and actions get influenced,

And we end up becoming a conditioned being,

Anything wrong with that, you may ask?

Well,

Nothing wrong I would say,

Just that every thought and every act based on this thought has a consequence,

Considering, more often than not, we are under tremendous pressure seeking this EV,

We tend to get caught up in this web of social seeking, so much so,

That

We tend to drift far away from the very essence of what life might be,

Of course the choice is yours to let it happen to you or not!

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ROA Zindagi!

Have you ever wondered about the kind of life we are leading,

The decisions we are making,

the basis of the same,

The actions that we are performing,

on what premise?

More often than not,

Whether we are conscious of it at all or not,

These actions evolve from some tendency to benefit from the same,

Be it becoming friends with a guy who might be able to help us in the future,

or

Be it go on compromising over and accepting things which we might not like at all,

It’s always ROA = return on actions

which we are trying to focus upon,

That’s another issue if our analysis goes all wrong 🙂

But how long can we go on living like this?

Have you ever given it a calm and composed thought?

If not,

and

If you are reading this,

Might be a good time to start!

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Raaz!

Secrets, we all have,

Deep down,

Somewhere,

We are threatened by them every now and then,

Fearing it might come out in the open,

Insecurity around which eats us all,

Not knowing how to deal with it,

And

In trying to hide these,

We create more secrets,

A never ending loop of sorts,

but what’s the way out? and is there one?

Well,

We fear our secrets,

for we are always looking for some kind of external validation,

an approval,

an image we are so concerned about,

a persona that we have invested all our life in,

yes, it’s not easy to just give it all up!

yes, it cannot happen in a day or two,

yes, we all need some kind of support,

and

yes, it all needs a belief to take that first step,

a belief which says,

it can be done,

and

slowly, we see ourselves getting rid of this fear,

to live a life of how it was meant to be,

free and fun!

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Why Baby!

It’s not what you are thinking,

Nothing to do with the babies, gfs and bfs of the world,

But

Definitely has to do with the kids in our lives,

Courtesy the nature of curiosity,

Kids certainly ask umpteen questions,

Be it wondering about why a butterfly flies and an ant doesn’t,

or

Be it wanting to know the logic behind not jumping off the terrace like a superman,

The kids want to know it all,

Question being,

What kind of adults are we?

One,

Who shuts out all queries and tell kids to mind their own business,

or

One,

Who entertains the same queries and enable them to find answers,

No matter how one chooses to behave,

The way one acts will determine how and whom kids will become in the future,

And

If we are someone who wants to see this world prosper and grow in a sustainable fashion,

I guess it’s high time we make the right choice baby!

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Stand up!

There are few who tend to inspire the entire world around them,

These few bring with them a certain kind of positive energy,

which completely changes the complexion of the ambience around them,

and

They can be found in every nook and corner of our country,

One whom I found is a gentleman in his late 50s,

Hails from God’s own country in India,

Is super enthusiastic,

in every stride that he takes,

in every conversation that he makes,

in every shot in badminton that he plays,

and

to top it all,

has a sensational comic timing,

which can give a run to pretty much all the young comics,

But there is a hitch in him,

to stand up,

to go out there and be expressive,

to let himself free,

from the judgments and perceptions of the world around him,

Will he able to get out of his comfort zone?

He should for it’s worth a shot,

What do you think?

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Over and Out!

They say,

In a game of cricket,

It’s never over until its over,

You need to be focused till the very last ball,

or

Till you take the winning run,

In life too,

No matter how many times you haven’t succeeded,

or

No matter on how many occasions you have felt down and out,

The game of life isn’t over until it’s over,

For everything you have done,

Does add up,

Every effort that you have made,

Stays with you in some form or the other,

And

Believe it or not,

It does bear fruits when the time comes!

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The Chemistry Boy!

Did you hear the recent news of this Chemistry boy who committed suicide?

No?

Don’t tell me,

For there are hundreds and thousands waiting in the cue,

Oh, you didn’t know that?

Surprising enough,

For they exist in every nook and corner of our classrooms,

Kids,

Who are made to sit in every possible class they don’t enjoy,

Who are ridiculed for every answer they are not able to provide to their teachers,

Who is made to feel humiliated just because a kid sitting next to them has read that encyclopedia and let’s say has better memory,

And

Why would we even be concerned about this?

Isn’t every kid suppose to top that academic exam?

No matter

Whether they like studying or not!

Whether they have other interests in life!

Whether they would be much better off doing something else rather than mugging up a friend’s notes!

Are we as a society open enough to understand this?

That kids are not rats after all,

And

Hence there is no rat race here,

Can we let them be just kids?

Who are meant to spread joy through their vibrant persona,

Who are meant to fill our lives with laughter and enthusiasm,

Who are meant to be supported at every point in their lives,

As a generation,

If we let that chemistry hating boy to commit suicide every now and then,

We are indeed a waste of life,

The only question being,

Do we want to be one?

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The CHULL!

I don’t know how many of you would have experienced this,

There is this perennial chull (uneasiness)

which seems to have existed ever since,

A desire to do something,

or

A craving to go beyond our current state of being,

How many times I wonder,

I have been able to sit at ease?

Not thinking about issues in life,

Not contemplating what’s to be done,

Not worrying about so called problems,

to

Just be in the moment,

For if we were able to cultivate the art of being in the moment,

I wonder

The very experience of life would indeed be drastically different!

The only thing being,

Whether we are willing to practice

and develop the art and discipline to

being in the moment, for that is what it is!

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10M Fetish!

10M fetish

It all began with the emergence of markets,

where we would go daily or every alternate day to get what we needed in life,

Someone smart enough thought why not make it more convenient and get stuff delivered at home,

Someone smarter came and thought about a one day delivery would be super cool…

Came down to the likes of pizza hut, dominos, and now pickily who would get that same stuff delivered in 30 mins…

And then came the genius, Zepto, with a 10 min proposition,

10 mins, crazy, right!

You know what’s crazier,

The delivery boy driving for his life to deliver that thing in 10 mins,

Manoeuvring on the broken roads,

Avoiding craters on the road,

Endangering not only their lives but of the people driving alongside them,

For

If he were not able to deliver on time,

He would get shouted at by the customer to begin with,

And

Would be penalised for not having performed his duty on time by the company,

Guys,

Can’t we let go of our 10 mins fetish and start acting in a bit more sensible manner?

Can we stop treating this as a differentiator among startups?

Choice is ours,

Make a wise one, before it gets too late!

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