Sunday, September 18, 2011

happy memories

let's accept it
nothing worth having in life comes gift-wrapped
nor with a guarantee clause either...

when we look back there are bound to be both disappointments and happy memories
it is upto us what we chose to remember

Sunday, September 11, 2011

break free

there r so many things that we all want to be different
and most of us are flapping hard to break free from them
keep pulling
can hear them chains breaking

Thursday, September 1, 2011

awake and alive

how often have we felt that itch of excitement which keeps us awake all night
that new idea or thing that has us thinking full volume
i have had many such nights
so had all of my insomniac friends
here it is dedicated to us night-wakers

to be awake is to be alive

Sunday, August 28, 2011

rumi # 1

You have been walking the ocean's edge,
holding up your robes to keep them dry,
You must dive naked under,
and deeper under, a thousand times deeper.

by Rumi.

illusion and pain

for many of us the choice is already made
the illusion hurts less,
the illusion is understandable, and justifiable,
the illusion is accepted,

the pain on the other hand,
it hurts and it hurts,
and it makes them mock at us,
and no one will understand,

but it is a choice made not for us but by us

You can live the illusion or you can live with the pain

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

not so young, still stupid #2

we crave the extraordinary
we spend our lives longing for it
and when do we realize that we have finally got it?

the days when we are ordinary, must then be real sour ones.
better not to think about them too much..

Monday, August 15, 2011

uncertain hope

there is no telling what might be waiting at work for us everyday
there is competition, 
the nasty politics,
the unfair pressure...
and the slim chance of doing something interesting

but still i drive to office feeling an uncertain hope
and boy am i glad for it !!

not so young, still stupid #1

the irritation
the fights
the pain
the totally unnecessary pain!!

nothing makes us more vulnerable
still we look for an excuse to live through it, 
rather we shun all common sense and go hunting for it,
and we are supposed to be the intelligent species. DAMN!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011


There are two kinds of people in this world
the angels
the demons.
we don't know which we are
we don't know which we are capable of becoming

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

elevator pitch

coming soon: 
my first creation

watch this space for more

Monday, June 27, 2011


my colleagues work long hours
my boss works long hours
everybody in my unit works long hours

back when I was in b-school, 9-to-5 seemed like such a bad idea. 
how naive I was !

Monday, June 20, 2011

#Trust30 day1

Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing. The force of character is cumulative. – Ralph WaldoEmersonSelf-Reliance

This has been written about, discussed, debated endlessly.
Still, there is only one opinion that counts. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

#Trust30 day13

When good is near you, when you have life in yourself, it is not by any known or accustomed way; you shall not discern the foot-prints of any other; you shall not see the face of man; you shall not hear any name; the way, the thought, the good, shall be wholly strange and new. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

For all the smart ass plans I have for myself,
there is but one flaw in them.
They are all hatched to make the man that I am today happy.
But for sure I know I will change just as the weather changes.
Yet I keep digging.
Praying on the side to stumble upon happiness.

#Trust30 day12

 I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, if we follow the truth, it will bring us out safe at last. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Given where I started,
I am sometimes disappointed that I am here today.
Given the paths I took,
sometimes, I am amazed that I made it here today.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

let go

The secret of life is letting go. 

The secret of love is letting it show.

credits - Ms. Nikita Goel

Monday, June 6, 2011

#Trust30 day6

Our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion, we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us. We are parlour soldiers. We shun the rugged battle of fate, where strength is born. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

One thing always wanted to accomplish but never pursued whole-hearted. The art of losing oneself for another. The ultimate act of being bold.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

hoping for a miracle

it is not possible to have lived an interesting life and not felt the fear
the feeling of "Oh God, I am in deep shit"
when nothing seems to be going one's way
when all one can do is wait
and hope.

i have had my days in troubled waters too
and was I glad when they were over.

this is a post to remind me that they will be back again,
and scare the shit out of me
and like last time, they won't last forever.

for those who are looking for that shore,
don't lose hope yet

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


was able to come back early from office today
this happens so rarely, it felt like a luxury
spent the whole evening doing nothing but listening to songs on my laptop :-)

i know will be running the race all my life
there will be thorns
there will be roses 
must make sure to smell them on the way....

Monday, March 21, 2011


ride that monster truck
go buy that insanely sexy dress u r scared of wearing
whistle at that hottie
eat that full lobster
tell ur boss he is outdated
believe in the impossible

after all, only one life!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Many of my friends are having a really tough time at work, 
inhuman hours, unreasonable expectations, ever-demanding social circle. 
Pretty much as if our life has been taken over by some out-of-control living thing with an agenda of its own.
Lets just hope that the thing is our dream and not someone else's.
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Monday, March 7, 2011


whenever people (including me) irritated me with their absolute lack of reasoning,
i used to think they were acting stupid,
failing to see the big picture beyond the small facts.

I was wrong.
No one is stupid.
They are just clutching faithfully to the illusion they have accepted.
Kind of like hypnotism

Recently read Richard Bach's new book 'Hypnotizing Maria'.
He blatantly suggested that the whole world we live in made up of our beliefs
ever since we were born we have been educating ourselves of the limitations of everything, including us.
It is also possible to do the reverse, he claims,
to de-hypnotisze ourself

powerful tool if we can get it right,
to be able to believe that there is 'no spoon'.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


If you can dream it, you can do it.

How often have we heard this, and maybe also willingly convinced ourselves to believe it.
Recently I got a chance to try bouldering. Was such an awesome experience that I immediately fell in love with the sport.
Ever since I have been dreaming to get more out of the sport, climb more often, work bigger rocks etc etc..
But quite often my dreams consciously drift over from actual climbing to preparing myself for the sport, like those pull-ups to improve my strength or those crazy balance exercises. Oddly though I never happen to have dreamed myself standing on the top of a big rock at the end of a climb, celebrating my moment of success.

Maybe that's what the whole idea behind dreaming our dreams is. Maybe one is not supposed to dream of the goal but the process that will make it happen. Maybe instead of goal-setting, path-setting is more natural for our minds...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

mystery girl

I happened to work from a new workstation today. I found this picture in the drawer.
Although I know the person who drew this and most probably forgot to take it, I assumed for the sake of make-believe fantasy that this was left by some mysterious stranger with a definitive purpose. In the next few hours this picture became a clue to a treasure hunt, a Da Vinci Code kind of mystery and a Forbidden Kingdom kind of adventure saga... :-)
As I spent an idle afternoon in the office, living through my fantasy worlds, my life becomes a little easier.
Wonder what would mankind do without imagination, or creative expression for that matter.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

cubicle wars#0

When I was in b-school i knew that the corporate world is a competitive place.
I was wrong. 'Competitive' doesn't even begin to describe it. I believe 'warzone' is a more accurate term.
Today's corporate executives are expected to bring every possible ammunition in the book to their work place. Be it brute force onslaught, technology driven advantages or stealth and secretive weaponry, all is fair in the battle for reward and recognition. And if appraisal is round the corner, we can expect things to definitely get ugly. After all, survival is at stake here.

In the IT industry, don't let the white collars, the harmless looking formal wear and the orderly sprawling cubicles fool us. It is a war out there, and survival is the prize..

Saturday, January 22, 2011


having recently joined a 'technology company' i sometimes feel overwhelmed by the jargons and the tech surrounding me, given IT is a new environment for me. but i have come to realise the importance of working on something more in pace with the market. and having joined a unit which provides me with such an opportunity, it is but natural to feel excited.
the opportunities and challenges are will be the dirt i will need to dig through to get to the treasure