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I stepped out with a trust
Years back when I left this placeWith dreams achieved
That I will return with graceBut shattered here I am
To see the locked doorOh dear, You were my lifeguard
I feel like I'm swept off the shoreAll the love that you showered on me
I was a coward not to takeI knew I made a mistake
Though my words may seem fake(sigh)
But how does it matter now
Now that you are not hereAnd now this longing
And love I have for youI don't understand
What to do
How to bear..
- Megha

The Blogging Affair, a book review

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Till today, I refrained from reading Indian authors. For one reason that like Indian television which have been jinxed by daily soaps, contemporary Indian books are jinxed by relationship themes. But nevertheless, how right it would be, to stereotype every Indian book? Every book should be given equal chance. When I read the summary of the blogging affair, it sounded like an Indian television crime detective version. The story goes like this. A young woman’s body found murdered in a suburban flat…evidence reveals that she had been having an affair with a married man…to the seasoned police force it is like just another one of those routine love triangle affairs…or so it seems…till they are stumped by an piece of evidence in a form they’ve never even heard of…some newfangled notion called…a blog. An anonymous blog confesses to the crime…...it’s ramblings capturing the ebb and flow of a criminal’s mind taking shape…and challenges the conventional wisdom of the police…who would just as wel…

Teamwork

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What's the word when we work in group or team? I think it is Trust. When trust, which is often taken for granted, is missing, it leaves a wide gap for misunderstanding and disinterest to creep in the team. Now that all of the team is working together towards a common goal, what is it that creates distrust? - Aren't the members doing their job efficiently?
- Aren’t they qualified?
- Do they need training
- Are the expectations superficial?
- Is the distrust viable?
- Are the members given fair chance? etc These are just few, there could be numerous and unfathomable reasons. Many of them may seem completely childish or unprofessional, nevertheless you see them happening in this corporate world of qualified experienced professionals. Based on my more than six years of experience I can say that for many of the existing problems, it all boils down to some common reasons A few to mention – - People not aware of their role and responsibility
- Individual nature / Individual way of working

Bombay Duck is a fish, book review

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Bombay Duck is a fish by Kanika Dhillon When the book arrived, it landed in my sister hands. She read the summary at the back of the book. “You will not like the book”, she said to me. Looking at my puzzled expression, “It’s about Bollywood”, she added. “You never know”, I replied. And that turned out to be true coz as soon as I started reading it, I kind of liked it. The book starts with the backdrop of a Neki standing on the terrace of her building, drunk and depressed. While sitting there, she is contemplating suicide. But before leaping she thinks of revisiting her life till the day. Her diary which she calls Nano helps her in recalling the happy and sad moments. As she starts reading it, the story actually begins. Neki is a small-town girl, who dreams of Bollywood, against her parent’s wishes. But she is determined and leaves Delhi leaving behind disappointment in her father’s eyes and glitter of hope in her mother’s. She lands in Mumbai among a gang of three girls who themselves a…

Gazing the horizon

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 23; twenty-third edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for this month is FREE The new horizonNot in my wildest dream
I thought I could reach this highest peak
Passing through the strongest storm
Even the failure failed to make me weakI knew people would talk
And pull me down for all reasons
But they didn't see what I saw
All my way, my vision was my oxygenThe path was dangerously steep
The risks were high
But above all uncertainties
I am proud I did give a tryStanding at the top, my eyes are wet with gratitude
And heart heavy with pride
I have never felt such happiness
I feel it was worth all those stridesI start again for a new horizon
I know I can, no matter whatever comes
With the world under my wings
I feel the  FREEDOM
I feel the  FREEDOMThe fellow Blog-a-Tonics who took part in this Blog-a-Ton and links to their re…

SSY Retreat : Love your Life

This blog was dormant for a long time and now that I am back, what a wonderful thing I have to share. It all started with my friend Hema, who had done a program with Siddha Samadhi Yoga(SSY) three years back. She told me that SSY has another program called Silence camp planned in coming week. It didn’t took me long to say yes. The JourneyWe started from Worli by bus and destination was Rishi Gurukulam at Katarkhadak, Pune. With us were couples, friends and families, families with young kids. We had our introduction in the bus, played antakshari, sang along. I didn’t knew what the program schedule was but I knew that it would be fun with all these people. The start was good. And it got better when we stopped after crossing main Pune city. It was a surprise when Chiragji & Chandanji (our mentor/Guruji) told us to get ready for a bath in river. I looked at Hema with an expression, Are they kidding? I'd never stepped in water above knee. And from a long time, I had this big wish in…

Some more pictures

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Sharing here some pics from my new new Nikon camera.

Back from hibernation

Hiya! I feel relieved that I am back. I have been on and off my blog, sad that I know but not doing much about it.  But there are plenty of reasons. One of which is the the great blame of writer’s block, one being a little lazy and the most troubling one is that I had completely forgotten that I own a blog and have the responsibility to keep it active. So after the big realization of the big ownership, I thought I should write at least something. So here I am. Btw, let me give you the reasons why I forgot about the blog, not as excuse but because I may need some help.1. I bought Nikon 3100 and spend most of the time experimenting with it, but just indoors. I am very exited about the new buy. I must take some time to step out of home and do some shooting in the streets. That’s the place where the real and interesting stories await to be shot. I need to be less lazy. It’s the Indian dilemma that also refrain me from shooting in street…will anybody mind, what if somebody says something. …

Friends

Friends! We make friends as we walk through different stages of life. Many fall back and some stay along. It is said that guys keep in touch long after the youth days. I don’t know if it’s true but it is true that girls mostly loose touch with friends as years pass by. Even tough it is said that it’s good to just pick phone and say hi, sometimes email works much better. Just send a group mail and then wait for the fun with reply to all :) It works wonders. I have enjoyed those senseless bulk reply mails. It’s fun. But lately even that has lessened. Yesterday I received a call from a very close friend, Ree whom I had spoken some months back. Unfortunately I missed it. Later at some time at 11:00 pm, I received an sms. It was from her. It read, ‘Hi megha, I am leaving for my wedding. my wedding is at my native place’. I was like, What? Now that’s something unique, isn’t it? I knew about her getting married in this month through another friend. We had discussed about attending the weddin…

Foolish hope

Killing is crime
You’ve killed my soul    Love is like war
    Everything is fair, o dear
I gave you all my love
But you betrayed me    You knew I flirt
    What'd you expect from me?
I thought you would change
My love would compel you

    Ha! Love's an artistic word 
    Wake up, it has failed you
Will not you come back to me?
I will wait for you    My life's like a journey in rosy garden
    Every day I start anew
You'll come back to me
If my love is true    You believe not me but your stupid heart
    Poor chap, your love has again betrayed you...

Some difficult questions

Week by week, we do live like a programmed being hardly doing anything different from our daily ritual. Many a time I sit and think, Am I satisfied? And for 99% times, it replies No. What makes me not fully satisfied? Is there a feeling, in reality, when one can feel fully satisfied? I don’t know if we have lost the meaning of true contentment or we ever understood it. I really don’t know.  If I look back at my schedule a few weeks ago I had so many things on my plate and planning these had become burdensome. I had the plans but still looking at the list made me loose time just thinking about the long list. I have to do this; I have to do that…such a long list. Then I think and ask Why do I am running so fast?Why do I have run after things? I need to go slow. Then I slow down and days go by. Then again one evening, I sit and ponder and see how days few by and that time is lost. There’s no thrill or any excitement in life. I think that we all are different and born with different wis…

Transformation

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Like the sand that accompany the breeze,
Clear my mind
...Make me free Like the palm that tune with the wind
Make me flexible
...Make me strongLike the waves that greet the rocks
To celebrate now
...teach me howLike the Nature that spreads unrestricted
Hold me in your arms
...And show me the unlimited in Me- Megha

The Other Side

Sometime back I was in a situation and a few thoughts emerged…Comparison and dissatisfaction are part of our life. With it brings a look out for different options than the current. Then we strive, think about it day and night, grudge about the present circumstances, swear names. We dream about the objective, find ways to achieve it. We work really hard for our objective. But very commonly it may happen that once you achieve it, it may lose it’s importance as if it never mattered or once you get on the grounds of the other side you start seeing the positive aspects of the current. It isn’t that bad, you think. Off course, this may not be the case with everything and everyone, but it’s not unusual too.  The proverb ‘The grass is always greener on the other side’ is much true and so is the fascination for the road less travelled. Most often we are aware of the negative aspects of our objective subconsciously but still the drive for it is so strong that the issues appear minor, we blindfo…

Unsung Song

Walking in wilderness,
Through the way unmarked
Without destination
No expectations or doubts, when my soul will startI want to walk and keep walking
For no one but for only me
Even if days go by
Without the food or society*Wild nature and Loneliness
Will it bring me closer to ME?
The soul lost in this freaky society
Will then jerk from it's sleeping spreeThat's the destination, it knows
Before it's ultimate sleep
But it's afraid to cross the line
The society is where it's still rooted deepThe society is cruel
With senses, pleasures, holds it strong
Time passes away…the soul never steps out for it’s journey
And dies wailing, his Life song died unsung
- Megha * society refers to the materialistic society