Tuesday, May 26, 2009

काव्य पाठ

काव्या के आगमन की बेला सुहानी
मनु बनी माँ और मैं बन गयी नानी
सौरभ जी ने यूँ हंस कर कहा
मैं बना पापा और पापाजी नाना
अंकित ने लेकर बल्लैयाँ कहा
काव्या का बन गया मैं तो मामा

As many of you know that Kaavya’s Naani was here, she returned last week to India. On her way back, she was thinking of creative ways to celebrate Kaavya. She decided to make laddoos, and gift them to her family and friends in a novel and unique way. So she thought of this poetry, with a picture of her custom made on a card in a pink bag, depicting a baby girl.

Welcome Kaavya to the family!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Money has no memory. Experience has

Money has no memory. Experience has.

You will never know what was the total cost of your education, but for a lifetime you will recall and relive the memories of schools and colleges. Few years from now, you will forget the amount you paid to settle the hospitalization bill, but will ever cherish having saved your mother's life or the life you get to live with the just born. You won't remember the cost of your honeymoon, but to the last breath remember the experiences of the bliss of togetherness. Money has no memory. Experience has.

Good times and bad times, times of prosperity and times of poverty, times when the future looked so secure and times when you didn't know from where the tomorrow will come life has been in one way or the other a roller-coaster ride for everyone. Beyond all that abundance and beyond all that deprivation, what remains is the memory of experiences. Sometimes the wallet was full sometimes even the pocket was empty. There was enough and you still had reasons to frown. There wasn't enough and you still had reasons to smile. Today, you can look back with tears of gratitude for all the times you had laughed together, and also look back with a smile at all the times you cried alone. All in all, life filled you with experiences to create a history of your own self, and you alone can remember them all.

The first time you balanced yourself on your cycle without support
The first time she said 'yes' and it was two years since you proposed
The first cry the first steps the first word the first kiss all of your child
The first gift you bought for your parents and the first gift your daughter gave you
The first award the first public appreciation the first stage performance
And the list is endless Experiences, with timeless memory

No denying that anything that's material cost money, but the fact remains the cost of the experience will be forgotten, but the experience never.

So, what if it's economic recession? Let it be, but let there not be a recession to the quality of your life. You can still take your parents, if not on a pilgrimage, at least to the local temple. You can still play with your children, if not on an international holiday, at least in the local park. It doesn't cost money to lie down or to take a loved one onto your lap. Nice time to train the employees, create leadership availability and be ready for the wonderful times when they arrive. Hey! Aspects like your health, knowledge development and spiritual growth are not economy dependent.

Time will pass..economy will revive..currency will soon be in current and in all this, I don't want you to look back and realize you did nothing but stayed in gloom.

Recession can make you lose out on money. Let it not make you lose out on experiences.

If you are not happy with what you have, no matter how much more you have, you will still not be happy. The idea is not to stop earning, saving or caring for money but cherishing whatever we have :-).

Most importantly.... keeping commitments for loved ones (Not, if you pretend that they are loved ones but don't feel it from heart). Keep your egos, anger away from such relations

Monday, May 11, 2009


Saturday, May 02, 2009

catching up...

Its been long, since I had updated this blog, here. Well just a week. Seems like ages.
Reason, most of you know, and for others...changing diapers. Sure yeah, changing my diapers. Well, when in the middle of the night, when somebody asks you to change her diapers and rock her till she sleeps, and then nicely swaddle her till she feels comfortable, feels pissing in your own pants.
But, yeah, when she is in your arms, you forget, if that's midnight or midday. Even, when you are rock solid from outside, asking everybody else to not to hold her in your arms, trying to discipline a 15 day old baby, inside, you want to hold her for just few more minutes. Want to make her rest in your arms. for just few more minutes, just want to make sure she is tight asleep, before she wakes up in few hours for her next gig.
Life is a bag of mixed feelings. You want to make her life as comfortable as possible, at the same time you are thinking of making her self sufficient, stand on her feet by herself. As independent as possible. You want to work hard now and give her good lifestyle. At the same time you don't want to leave her even for a sec, chances are, you might miss something new.

Well, for all I am these days sitting at home looking for a project. I am out of work. So if any of you can help me, would appreciate it a lot.