An Encounter With Happiness

It was yet another cloudy evening. They were standing outside cafeteria looking desperately at the empty street. Clothes almost ragged, dirty, poverty stricken face, hungry, longing for something to eat. Just then a couple walked past, chatting cheerfully and drinking their pepsi. Both 7 year olds(may be older, but they appeared to be 7) looked at them hopelessly.

It was when I could bear no more. I went to them and asked, 'are you hungry?'. They said nothing. Luckily I had 2 toffies in my pocket which I gave it to them. Just then I heard a voice from behind, 'Hey you! don't give them any money.' I turned back to explain and saw a faculty member. He was carrying 2 pastries, and offered them to the kids. They accepted that with much more delight. I was happy. That faculty member went away smiling. So did the kids.

आदमी भी अजीब है

Sometimes its better to be honest and speak the truth,
Sometime its not.

आदमी भी अजीब है
कितने राज़ छुपाये फिरता है
कुछ दूसरों से, कुछ खुद से
कुछ जाने, कुछ अनजाने
बातें घिनौनी और पुरानी
सच्ची कहानियाँ हरकतें शैतानी
कभी खुल जाए जब कोई ऐसा राज़
तो परदा उठ जाता है
आदमी भी अजीब है
झूठ ओढे जीता है
झूठ ओढे मर जाता है

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Just in case, I change the template tomorrow :)

मैं



मैं कम बोलता हूं, पर कुछ लोग कहते हैं कि जब मैं बोलता हूं तो बहुत बोलता हूं.
मुझे लगता है कि मैं ज्यादा सोचता हूं मगर उनसे पूछ कर देखिये जिन्हे मैंने बिन सोचे समझे जाने क्या क्या कहाहै!
मैं जैसा खुद को देखता हूं, शायद मैं वैसा नहीं हूं.......
कभी कभी थोड़ा सा चालाक और कभी बहुत भोला भी...
कभी थोड़ा क्रूर और कभी थोड़ा भावुक भी....
मैं एक बहुत आम इन्सान हूं जिसके कुछ सपने हैं...कुछ टूटे हैं और बहुत से पूरे भी हुए हैं...पर मैं भी एक आमआदमी की तरह् अपनी ज़िन्दगी से सन्तुष्ट नही हूं...
मुझे लगता है कि मैं नास्तिक भी हूं थोड़ा सा...थोड़ा सा विद्रोही...परम्परायें तोड़ना चाहता हूं ...और कभी कभी थोड़ा डरता भी हूं...
मुझे खुद से बातें करना पसंद है और दीवारों से भी...
बहुत से और लोगों की तरह मुझे भी लगता है कि मैं बहुत अकेला हूं...
मैं बहुत मजबूत हूं और बहुत कमजोर भी...
लोग कहते हैं लड़कों को नहीं रोना चाहिये...पर मैं रोता भी हूं...और मुझे इस पर गर्व है क्योंकि मैं कुछ ज्यादा महसूस करता हूं ............

(courtsey: Shashi Ranjan:)

My Experiments With Truth (Review)



Autobiography of one of the greatest man to walk on this planet - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, this book had to be special. An ordinary book from an extra-ordinary man, it talks about Gandhi's life till 1930s. I personally feel that this book should be used as an extra textbook at the primary or secondary school level. Very highly recommended. A must read.

Recently the trend I've seen is that there are a large number of Gandhi-haters who without even knowing the TRUTH just go on-and-on speaking ill of the man. I've asked few of them, how can you be so sure about it? Pat comes their reply, 'Oh! I know'. And how do you know, when I  further question them they answer, 'There was a forward email, I read!!'.  

Can you believe it! I mean, it has become a fashion to hate Gandhi. I'm not a fanatic follower of him, but what I'm asking is that first be sure about your sources, have genuine information - then and then only raise fingers against him. Read my debate on Gandhi here.

Afterall the chap did what we could not do in 200 years. With one single weapon, non violence.

The Fountainhead (review)




Definitely a masterpiece from Ayn Rand. Philosophy redifined. A must read for everyone whose into reading. A word of caution though, don't pick up the book if you are new into reading - starters stay away for the time being. Anyways, here are few quotes from the book I liked.

Gail Wynand, one of the richest man in NYC, talking to Dominique (his wife) about love

“Why have you been staring at me ever since we met? Because I’m not the Gail Wynand you’d heard about. You see, I love you. And love is exception-making. If you were in love you’d want to be broken, trampled, ordered, dominated, because that’s the impossible, in the inconceivable for you in your relations with people. That would be the one gift, the great exception you’d want to offer the man you loved. But it wouldn’t be easy for you.”


Peter Keating is basically the opposite of the hero, Howard Roark. He speaks of him here.

“I often think that he’s the only one of us who’s achieved immortality. I don’t mean in the sense of fame and I don’t mean that he won’t die some day. But he’s living it. I think he is what the conception really means. You know how people long to be eternal. But they die with every day that passes. When you meet them, they’re not what you met last. In any given hour, they kill some part of themselves. They change, they deny, they contradict–and they call it growth. At the end there’s nothing left, nothing unrevered or unbetrayed; as if there had never been any entity, only a succession of adjectives fading in and out on an unformed mass. How do they expect a permanence which they have never held for a single moment? But Howard–one can imagine him existing forever.”



Love Aaj Kal : movie review


Ratings(out of 5)

story - 2.5
direction - 4.5
performances - 4
music - 4.5
execution - 4
dialogues - 4.5

overall - 3.5

Verdict: Worth a watch !!