On a recent trip to the interiors of India, I was once again reminded of the diversity my country has. The lives we all are living today, we need to see things from our eyes to appreciate them and I am no different.
A day after 26th Jan, I want to share my vision for my country.
Let us preserve what is good within us, so that we can give a better tomorrow to our children.... let us be happy and spread joy, even if our neighbours don’t like because I can be what I want; and so can be my country.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
And that’s why, we are not happy. There is something missing badly from our lives – and that is laughter.
Yes, people do laugh but most of the time it is on sarcastic comments that we all pass to each other casually. Where has the smile gone, I fail to see...
But we are smart – aren’t we? Whatever is going missing from our lives, we are nominating days to make up for that. Father’s day to express love for fathers, mother’s day to tell how amazing our mothers are – isn’t this irony of life that we need special days to remember all those special people who have shaped our lives? And have loved us beyond calculations to make us what we are today?
And on heights of all these days, there is laugher day – 16th Jan. Do we need a special day to remember that smile is costless, easy, helps us in making friends and is a gift in itself? If you are wise, tell me - why can’t everyday be the laughter day?
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Recently a reader sent me an email asking “how to maintain spiritual quotient during the day?”
People, by default, relate spirituality with religion. However, the reality is something else. Spirituality means “being in peace with yourself and experience the state of bliss.” Seeing every moment as a new opportunity and living it completely. To be able to see the freshness that every second, minute, hour and day brings. Isn’t every moment full of promises, just as the thousand before that you missed? Spirituality makes you completely free of passing any judgment whatsoever. It makes you feel "light" all the time. You cannot carry over something if you don’t want. You don’t have to pass a ‘be a good person’ exam before you start on the path of spirituality - its completely unconditional.
It’s like every moment is saying… “Okay, so you missed me the last ten thousand times, but look! I am here again… and again… and again...and again!” And there time is – welcoming you with open arms.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
When we know it doesn’t cost anything, then why are we so shy about smiling? Okay, i understand grinning always will make you look like a fool but smiling wouldn’t harm, would it?
Why is smile disappearing nowadays?
Have we become too busy with our lives that we have forgotten to smile? For some, it doesn’t have any value now? Many people say that with the mobile culture, smile doesn’t match. And it holds so true isn’t it? People have time for friends but the distance between siblings is deepening. Not many realise that friends can be more but siblings are very few. Sometimes, even we can be wrong. So, if there’s anything you regret, this is the time to gather all your guts and face it. get over with the past so that you can have a lovely today.