Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010


"How Can you prevent a drop of water from ever drying up?"

"By throwing it into the sea ......"

Saturday, March 6, 2010

If its my way then its High way ......

Life teaches you so much when you are on your way.

Its such a great feeling to be just you, deserted road ahead of you because you have chosen the less traveled path, mile stones all along the way reminding that the destination never ends, unexpected shower drenching you to core making you feel the chillness, scorching sunlight burning you down reminding that we are just helpless in front of nature, occasional cool breeze bringing the joy within you when you have offered less resistance to it and on and on.

Life teaches you so much when you are on highway, its like reading those spiritual holy books :) which assures you to teach on how to live. But here the results are always guaranteed.

If i am given an option to choose my way then its always the HIGHWAY.

My new blog for my new found love :)


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My love for Bharathi ....

I am kind of moved by his poems. He is kind of person whom you can't categorize into one particular segment and who has lived life to the fullest. His words are so powerful and thought provoking.

There lies no subject untouched and every situations we encounter in our life. His poems are like a life guide to anyone and i always wonder how can he write on so many subjects when he has hardly lived for just 38 years. But when you read his poems, his words are of a person who has lived for more than a century.

This lines are one of my favorites.

அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை (பண்டாரப் பாட்டு)

அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை அச்சமென்பதில்லையே
இச்சகத்துளோர் எல்லாம் எதிர்த்து நின்ற போதிலும்
அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை அச்சமென்பதில்லையே
துச்சமாக எண்ணி நம்மைத் தூறு செய்த போதிலும்
அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை அச்சமென்பதில்லையே
பிச்சை வாங்கி உண்ணும் வாழ்க்கை பெற்று விட்ட போதிலும்
அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை அச்சமென்பதில்லையே
இச்சை கொண்ட பொருளெலாம் இழந்துவிட்ட போதிலும்
அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை அச்சமென்பதில்லையே
கச்சணிந்த கொங்கை மாந்தர் கண்கள் வீசும் போதிலும்
அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை அச்சமென்பதில்லையே
நச்சை வாயிலே கொணர்ந்து நண்பரூட்டும் போதிலும்
அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை அச்சமென்பதில்லையே
பச்சை யூனியைந்த வேற்படைகள் வந்த போதிலும்
அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை அச்சமென்பதில்லையே
உச்சி மீது வானிடிந்து வீழூகின்ற போதிலும்
அச்சமில்லை அச்சமில்லை அச்சமென்பதில்லையே

English Translation

My special thanks to VIDYA for her beautiful translation of the poem.

Acham Illai, Acham Illai, Acham enbadhillaiye
Ichagathullor ellam edhirthu nindra podhilum
Acham Illai, Acham Illai, Acham enbadhillaiye

I have no fear. No, not a trace of it!
Let the whole world turn against and confront me;
I have no fear. No, not a trace of it!

Thuchamaga enni nammai thooru seidha podhilum
Acham Illai, Acham Illai, Acham enbadhillaiye

Let it be that I am treated as dust and be abused
I have no fear. No, not a trace of it!

Pichai vaangi unnum vaazhkai petru vitta podhilum
Acham Illai, Acham Illai, Acham enbadhillaiye

Let it be that I have to beg for food;
I have no fear. No, not a trace of it!

Ichai konda porul ellam ezhandhu vitta podhilum
Acham Illai, Acham Illai, Acham enbadhillaiye

Let it be that I have lost all that is close to my heart;
I have no fear. No, not a trace of it!

Kachanidha Kongai Maadhar Kangal Veesum Podhilum
Acham Illai, Acham Illai, Acham enbadhillaiye

Let young beautiful women cast their eyes on me;
I have no fear. No, not a trace of it!

Nachai Vayile Konarndhu Nanbar Ootum Podhilum
Acham Illai, Acham Illai, Acham enbadhillaiye

Let a friend feed me poison;
I have no fear. No, not a trace of it!

Pachai Yuniyaindha Verpadaigal Vandha Podhilum
Acham Illai, Acham Illai, Acham enbadhillaiye

Let an army come clad in their military uniform;
I have no fear. No, not a trace of it!

Uchi meedhu vaan idindhu veezhugindra podhilum
Acham Illai, Acham Illai, Acham enbadhillaiye

Let the sky come crumbling down on my head;
I still have no fear. No, not a trace of it!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Feel like GOD ....

The new toy is finally in my hands for almost a week and its such a great feeling to see my odometer churning to 500. Its kind of celebrating first month birthday of a new born baby :).

Most of you guys must be aware of the caption given by its manufacturer. It says "FEEL LIKE GOD".

I used to think how is it possible to feel what the other person have felt, that too how god feels like. But there lies no logic in lot of things in life. Even you will see that there exists no logic when i narrate the story of how i ended up buying this bike.

It was exactly two weeks back that i decided to take my parents out for a short trip as it was their anniversary. As usual i went onto to google to check out some nearby places which we can cover in a day. I came across this place called as "Male Madeshwara hills (MM Hills)".

When i browsed through the very first blog of MM hills i found a picture of a black avenger bike shot in the back drop of this beautiful Shiva temple. I was never a bike freak till then, but after seeing this picture i was really moved and decided the very moment to own one. I took test driver of this bike within next 3 hours and somehow managed to book the bike in next 24 hours.

And when my near and dear ones asked "Why and Who told you to buy this bike all of a sudden ?", i replied them that it was Lord Shiva who wanted me to get this bike :) and no more questions followed after that. I was even very much surprised that there was hardly any resistance from anyone in getting this bike and i was kind of convinced by those cosmic law which i read long back which states "When you really aspire to get something then the whole universe will conspire itself in making it happen for you".

I kind of enjoying the ride in my new cruiser which is much more pleasurable then cruising in my car. May be you feel more connected with nature when you are on bike because you are one with the wind, sun shine and rain. May be this feeling of merging yourself with the nature is what they might have referred as "Feel like GOD".

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New baby in the womb

Just a couple of months back as i was sipping my morning coffee gazing at the blank wall in my room i visualized a life size orange pin board hanging in there. With no delay i canceled all my work for the day and within 6 hours i had my beautiful LIFE board smiling at me.

As usual my family members got annoyed of my actions and lot of questions followed

"What is this ?"
"Why do you need this board for ?"
"What was the hurry in getting it installed within few hours?"
"Why do you want to spend so much on this useless board?"

I did not have an immediate answer to the above questions as i did not think of them when i thought of getting it. But you just can't walk out when your actions are questioned. You have to either convince them for your actions or else confuse them, if in the first place you don't know why you did it :). I opted for the second one.

I just uttered the first thing that came in my mind , "Its a life board".
No one was satisfied with my answer which i could very well see from their eyes. Then i started thinking of what i had said. I tried to convince them by saying that this board serves as a multipurpose board. I started listing out the advantages of it to justify my act.

It can be used as a
  • remainder board by pinning the bills to be paid ( which i never pay on time )
  • goal setting tool ( need to first set a goal to set my goal )
  • photo album
  • tool kit ( I used to pin my nail cutter, cork opener, scissors, knife, chain , etc ...)
  • complaint board (My cousin used to write his letters about things which he can't express on face & pin it)
  • board to pin all those role models whom we like to imitate.
  • etc , etc ..... the list goes on and on.
I don't know whether they were convinced by my answers but definitely i was.

Its is really a LIFE board, because there is so much in common between the board and our life.
  • Both are limitless , its all up to us how creatively we can make it to look good or bad.
  • There is always a space to fit anything in it, only thing we need to know is how to adjust the old ones to fit in new one.
  • It always stands still and watches you, its up to you to conclude whether its happy or sad.
  • Its good to see and recall those happier moments when you are emotionally down, which gives a hope that the night will soon be over and sun will shine bright again shortly.
  • It helps you as a guide in reminding you quite often when you are distracted and off track.
  • You can't have a better friend than this, because it stands by you at all times and listens to you. Only we need to learn is the art of conversing with it.
  • Start loving it and it will never let you feel bored again.
  • etc ... etc ..
With sheer love and interest i spent next 48 hours in bringing the life out it. It had everything i can think of , from my birth certificate, photos of childhood, college, office, abroad, photographs of my best friends, spiritual masters, letters from near ones, role models , bills, etc , etc.

The interesting thing was that it kind of turned to be a new attraction in my home. Every visitor was invited to see my new board and no one ever left without appreciating it :). Sorry i had not even taken a picture of it when it was there fully blown.

And today as i was sipping my coffee gazing at the LIFE board i visualized a completely blank board in front of me, and all that i created and decorated for the last few months was destroyed in no time.

My parents were annoyed and unhappy when they saw the empty board in my room. They asked me "whats the use of decorating it so brilliantly if all you wanted is to destroy it ?".
I stood silently gazing at the empty life board because i had no answer.

Then as they walked out of my room, the life board whispered slowly in my ears "There is a new baby in the womb".

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love is every where ....

Happy Valentine's Day !

I used to debate earlier, why is that we need to celebrate one day of the year as Valentine's day ? but in actuality we need to love each other through out the year. There seemed to exist no meaning in celebrating valentine's day for just a day. It appears to be too artificial.

As years rolled i understood that todays life has turned into so robotic and organised (boring) that we even plan out when to love in our personal organizers. Its like we get a beeping reminder stating its now time to say "I love you" :). But one thing that i still appreciate is at least we still put a remember to say that we care for them.

Everyone is so focussed on their goals today that they miss out everything opportunity to get a curve on their lips thinking that they can enjoy them once they reach their destination. But they don't realize that the destination is like a mirage and the more you go nearer the far it moves. Keeping your eyes focussed on the road ahead they missed those beautiful things along the sides of the road.

By the time they reach the destination there exits no energy to even laugh at self. Hence any occasion to express one's love should be welcomed at the most. Even though we have a time table and a calender to remind us, its so good that it creates an excuse to at least express our deep feelings which otherwise is quite difficult.

I just saw this "Wakeup Sid" movie today evening and its one of the best movie to be watched with your loved ones. I found a message in the movie which convinced me that what is the use of achieving your goal when you loved ones are not there with you to share the success.

Its not about reaching the destination, its about the journey with your loved ones that matters.

Love is in the air, its just we have been so involved in our mundane things that it goes unnoticed. Just spend few minutes every day for you and for you only, then you will find how beautiful life is, its just that we have been complaining of noise all the the while that we missed those soothing melodies played in the background always for us.

No need to look out for love, just keep smiling whatever happens and then you will notice that love just follows you like a shadow .....

PS: Photograph taken by me at Madivala Lake on Valentine's day :)