They gave their tomorrow for our today. Our army is on duty round the clock to protect and serve us. Nothing can repay them but a little bit of gratitude its good for payback. With this spirit, we made hundreds of THANK YOU cards for our brave soldiers with the support of friends and SOMEONE … Continue reading On 72nd Independence Day, We Made THANK YOU Cards For Indian Army
I believe in India because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true. 72nd independence celebration in India—the onus is upon us to create the life, the nation, and the future we want for ourselves. https://www.facebook.com/someonesomewhereforyou/videos/868150500040149/
How many times in life have you heard your heart? How many times have you followed it? How many of us have a bucket list in life? How many of us tick the done ones? I guess, for most of us, the number is short. There are various reasons for not listening and following the heart. Each … Continue reading The YOLO Ambassador
तो क्या हुआ ? बस इतना ही ना ? कोई नहीं होगा, हम-तुम अकेले जी लेंगे | बस इतना ही ना ? आँगन में फूल कहाँ है ? घर पे आँगन कहाँ है ? पर घर ही कहाँ है ? घर के आभास से फ़िलहाल जी लेंगे | बस इतना ही ना ? अपने आप … Continue reading बस इतना ही ना ?
When I first met my friend Sanjeev Das, I couldn't believe that he came from a place that I used to hear every day on the radio; as a child. I have never trusted him until one fone day he showed me a picture of a shop that had the address of the place on … Continue reading The Legend Of JHUMRI TELAIYA
A common source of confusion when labeling generations are their age. Generational cohorts are defined—loosely—by birth year, not current age. The reason is simple—as people age, they change life stages. For example, a member of Generation X who turned 18 in 1998 would now be nearly 40. In that time, he or she cares about vastly … Continue reading Which Generation Are You?
With the 42nd amendment of the Constitution of India enacted in 1976, the Preamble to the Constitution asserted that India is a secular nation. However, neither India's constitution nor its laws define the relationship between religion and state. To add to this confusion, people have distorted the meaning of the word religion itself. If the real essence is understood, religion can be a useful … Continue reading Do Muslims Really Do The Opposite Of Hindus?
If one's life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. Living a minimalist life can you wings. Your baggage is less so you can … Continue reading How Minimalist Lifestyle Brought Me Freedom and Joy
I was born in 1979 and went to convent school in Mumbai. I loved poems and stories, and my teachers and parents found that it was a better way to teach me stuff. Singing nursery rhymes and songs to children, as young as babies, can help develop their language and communication skills from an early age. In junior … Continue reading The Generation X Grew Up Listening To Her Nursery Rhymes
रात काली है | ख़ुदा ! ख़ुदा ! ख़ुदा ! ज़िंदगी गाली है | आग में दिल है | यार ! यार ! यार ! दर्द में दिल है | कुछ तारीखें मैंने अब तक संभाल के रखीं है | अपनी चीखें मैंने अब तक संभाल के रखीं है | तब चुप रहा | चुप … Continue reading अपनी चीखें मैंने अब तक संभाल के रखीं है
कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन | मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि | This is an extremely popular verse of the Bhagavad Gita, so much so that even most school children in India are familiar with it. It's the 47th verse of the second chapter. But what does it really mean? It offers deep insight into the proper spirit … Continue reading Do Your Duty, But Don’t Concern Yourself With The Results
I am good at story-telling and hence, my wife always advised me to start a blog but I didn’t do it. I only started a blog as late as 2017 and it has been a wonderful journey. I have written a blog post almost every day. I really enjoy writing. It’s a beautiful way to … Continue reading Sharing Gratitude With My 500 Followers!
Alright, so here I am with my latest blog post and this time I am going to talk about my city—the city that never sleeps, the city of dreams and the city of magic. Mumbai. People living in the past glory still prefer to call it Bombay. This was the name given by the colonial … Continue reading Gift Yourself A Magical Heritage Tour Of Mumbai
Varanasi—the spiritual city of India—can be a shock to the first-time visitor. Crowded and noisy, slow traffic, beggars and vagabonds, meandering bulls and cows, overarching religiousness, wholesale dead bodies, cremations etc. But then, it’s not easy to grab the essence of one of the world’s oldest living cities. Hindu scriptures call the city, the abode of … Continue reading The Ghats Of Holy Varansi
I was on a no-money walking pilgrimage—with one of my spiritual mentors—in 2014. The was about experiencing the GUEST IS GOD philosophy of our land. It was also about letting off the false ego and live on the mercy of strangers. It was a mad experiment. I keep doing this. We would walk for hours … Continue reading This Village Isn’t On The Map Of India
Is it hard to find our life purpose? There is no limit on the number of people whom we could help, or inspire, or support. There are many reasons why you may need to know your life purpose that also leads to a truly happy and meaningful life. But if you want to change all that and find your life … Continue reading 11 Simple Ways To Find Your Life Purpose
It's 2018, and some days ago I found my grandfather's book when I was cleaning my closet. The book was always with me after my parents died but I didn't pay much attention to what was written in it, until yesterday. The content had some technical notes but on the end, there were pages written … Continue reading I Am Learning My Genesis Through My Grandfather’s Book
It's evening time. The sounds of honking, curses, and Hindi film songs from the 1990s decorate the ambiance. Women—of all ages—are posing in front of matchbox-sized shanties. Frustrated, angry, hungry and evil men are ogling these women. Police vans are taking rounds. The local beer bar is overcrowded. Few men with a filthy look in the … Continue reading Ever Wondered What It’s Like Inside A Brothel?
I might be or not be around, but the world will remember me. I am not a date, that can't come back again. Don't keep in your eyes, I am expendable. I am not a tear, that can't come back again. And, my love, call me. Call me with love. Whenever you wish. I am not … Continue reading I Can Come Back Again
कितना बड़ा ज़ख्म दिया गहरा | ये ज़मीन खा गयी यार मेरा | वक़्त की कितनी बद्सलुखी है, ये ज़मीन कितनी भूखी है | ना जाने कितने थे वो कलंदर, सबको ले लिया अपने सीने के अंदर | इसकी अदा कितनी रूखी है | ये ज़मीन कितनी भूखी है | अब नाजाने किसकी बारी होगी … Continue reading ये ज़मीन कितनी भूखी है
I am fascinated to travel to the tribal areas of India. There are many tribal belts in India but the belt that excites me is the most is the north-east belt. It's not crowded by tourism, the people are lovely and it has scenic landscapes. One such state in India is Nagaland. Hidden under the bosom of … Continue reading Into The Land Of The NAGAS
During my 4-year long sabbatical, I got an opportunity to serve in a hospice. These moments were some of the most profound and meaningful of my life. I sat beside dying men and women as they tried to make peace with their time spent on this planet. Although each person’s life story was unique, certain regrets … Continue reading 10 Most Common Regrets In Life
I was doing a lot of soul-searching from 2013-2017. I was a self-exploration journey and learned a great deal about a lot of good virtues of life; including thanksgiving and sharing. I liked the idea and wanted to share something for each friend on his or her birthday. I was on a complete no money-diet and … Continue reading I Give Timeless Gifts To My Friends, Their Personal Blog Post
I was born in 1979. I am fortunate to have witnessed several technological breakthroughs in life—color TV, VCR, walkman, cassette players, telephone, pager, desktop computers, mobile phone etc. Then came the 21st century and internet turned it around for us in India. As a child, I used to write letters to my penpals across India … Continue reading Get Ready For A Tech Revolution called POP
It was the winter of 2000 and I had just started my career in a popular post-production film studio in Mumbai. I was 21; was heartbroken, messed up and had scars of a fresh separation from my beloved. I used to listen to this sad Hindi song, like 1,000 times in a day. I made … Continue reading The Most Free-Spirited And Jovial Woman of BOLLYWOOD
Happy FRIDAY! It's a lovely day as it's also the foundation of a weekend. I like to call it TRYDAY. This is the day to try, at least start to. Just want to share a reflection from my journey of what I call my experiments with truth, time and money. When I started my inner … Continue reading Turn Your FRIDAY Into A TRYDAY
In 2013, this image from the internet ripped away my heart. I was unhappy. I had been complaining and comparing all my life but after seeing this, I had to introspect a lot. I found that social comparison is one of the main culprits that was taking away my happiness. But can we distance ourselves … Continue reading Comparision Is The Thief Of Joy
Recently, I got an opportunity to guide a bright student at our community learning center in Mumbai. A lot of school students get mentored here for various subjects. There was this particular girl who was quite confused on choosing her study field in college. She got 90+ marks in science and mathematics, and everyone is … Continue reading Good Marks In A Subject Doesn’t Mean An Interest In It
I had an interesting conversation with an old man who was helping me to find an address. He was keen to find out my caste. कहाँ के रहने वाले हो ? भारत । भारत के तो नहीं लगते। ये तेज, ये स्टाइल तो भारत का नहीं लगता । ना जी । यही का हूँ—मुंबई का … Continue reading In Conversation With—An Old Man
A combination of science and ancient wisdom say YES. Our happiness level is a result of a complex interaction of genes, behaviors, and what’s going on in our lives at a specific moment in time. And while each of us has a genetic set point for happiness in the way we do for weight, we … Continue reading Can We Train Ourselves To Become Happier?
With time, I have changed a lot. The search, the discovery, the thinking pattern, the conditioning, the wishlist, everything has changed. Even my questions have changed. Previously, if I met anyone, I would ask questions related to material achievements and self-gratification. Today, I ask ARE YOU HAPPY? ARE YOU LOVING YOURSELF? DID YOU DO AN … Continue reading My Questions Have Changed With Time
The one who loved me, Couldn’t get me. The one I loved, Didn’t come to me. Life couldn’t encourage me. Life couldn’t decide. A night that ate an entire day, Don’t know where did it come from? It turned a lush garden into a desert. There couldn’t be any nest anymore. Life couldn’t encourage me. … Continue reading Life Couldn’t Decide
In addition to happiness and love, we all want more time and money. However intriguing new studies by Zoe Chance of Harvard Business School shows that, when we do compassion, our sense of time expands; and when we give money away, our sense of abundance and wealth also increases. Anyone who has ever engaged in … Continue reading Compassion Gives You Money And Time
Ghazal is a form of poetry. It's my favorite and I remember listening to this poetry form since my childhood; thanks to my father. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love; in spite of that pain. But a ghazal has several … Continue reading The Neverending Ghazal Wave Of India
Recently, I was at FTII where I was invited to share my knowledge of computer graphics. I had a batch of 10 students. I usually, visit the institute 2-3 times a year and we have a different batch every time. This time the batch was quite challenging. There was an ex-serviceman from Indian Navy and … Continue reading The Jilted Generation Needs Our Support
HORN OK PLEASE is a phrase commonly painted on commercial vehicles like trucks, in India. The purpose of the phrase is to alert a driver of a vehicle approaching from behind to sound the horn in case they wish to overtake. But unfortunately, no one knows the real meaning behind it and drivers keep painting it … Continue reading What Does HORN OK PLEASE Mean?
Happiness is not a path but a destination. It's the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, simplicity, forgiveness, compassion, kindness, and gratitude. I believe strongly in the above quote. I got really interested in the subject of true and everlasting happiness that I went on a 4-year long sabbatical to explore all about … Continue reading I Give Away 1,000 THANK YOU Cards Every Year!
We live in a world based on based on achievement and competition. Many times, we're looked upon as weak for being too nice. We become cynical, pessimistic, and hard. Thinking that it is the only way to survive. What we do not realize is that we are shaping ourselves into something that is not us. … Continue reading The Power Of Kindness
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most ancient religious scriptures of the world and it provides a scope for deep thinking and perspective of life. What is the purpose of our life? What do we want to achieve? What is it that we crave for? It's happiness. We may be keen on performing certain … Continue reading What Does Bhagavad Gita Say About Happiness?
Recently, I visited a friend and his little daughter drew me. I am so thrilled at this drawing. It's really interesting how little children visualize the world. They depict the reality better than anyone else. Drawing is so important for children. From drawing a stick figure to putting splashes of color from the paint on … Continue reading Inspire Your Child To Draw
With a scarcity mindset, you believe that everything is limited. Time is limited. Money is limited. Love is limited. This causes you to worry about the future. You’re consciously or unconsciously more concerned with what might go wrong than with what could go right. You make fear-based decisions. You’re afraid of missing out. You’re afraid … Continue reading It’s All About The Right Mindset
Are you a person who gets inspiring ideas every day? Do you wake up, stimulated with such thoughts, only to end up feeling sore as the day ends because you failed to act on these bright morning ideas? Then welcome to the world of multipotentiality, a word I first encountered when I heard a TED … Continue reading Some Of Us Don’t Have A True Calling. Are You The One?
सुना है के आपने फाड़ दी | एक मिसाल, बेमिसाल गाड़ दी | सब फ़कीरों की निकल पड़ी, ज़रा सी जो आपने जेब झाड दी | अब कोई नहीं होगा ग़म में, आपने ग़म की जड़ उखाड़ दी | कोई ना बचा पुरे मोहल्ले में अजब, आपने तो सारी लड़कियां ताड़ दी |
I consider myself an amateur when it comes to current affairs and understanding of life but in the capacity of a student of psychology and an emotional wellness volunteer, I can see what most of us are missing; in the storm of ranting, blaming and sobbing. This piece of writing is my perspective and no … Continue reading The Psychology Of Crime
These three are one of my favorite innovators of all time. They did something that no one did before. From screen left, you can see Edwin Catmull, Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in one frame—an epic. These three are the pioneers of 3D animation in the world. Together, they used computer technology to create stories … Continue reading 3 Legends Who Changed The World Using Technology And Storytelling
From the moment I saw this picture on the Twitter account of HH Dalai Lama, I am lost in the world of unlimited joy. This is a classic frame—both masters in one. HH Dalai Lama is a reservoir of compassion, peace, and unlimited happiness, while Sachin Tendulkar brings a smile, joy, and sense of pride … Continue reading Union Of The Masters
I had an interesting conversation with a man who was helping me to find an address. He was keen to find out my caste. कहाँ के रहने वाले हो ? भारत । भारत के तो नहीं लगते। ये तेज, ये स्टाइल तो भारत का नहीं लगता । ना जी । यही का हूँ—मुंबई का । … Continue reading जाति कौनसी है ?
I am blogging since 2017. The experience was quite bad in the beginning but today, people from 110 countries are reading me. Blogging has been a joyful experience and I have my own little reasons to blog. My experience as a blogger wouldn’t have been so wonderful if you, as a community, weren’t so supportive. I … Continue reading Tips To Grow Your Blog
If you ask people on the street about their definition of success, you’ll most likely receive different answers. For some, being successful in life is associated with having a lot of money. Some define success through the level of power and control they can exert over others. For some, success is about living the dream, … Continue reading Successful Life Quotes From Wise People
Father was born in Chiniot and spent his early childhood in Lahore. After the partition, he came to Delhi, and eventually to Mumbai, where I was born. All my life I heard his childhood stories from Lahore. He would tell me about his kothi, the games he played, the vendors that came during the day, … Continue reading The Lahore Connection
Here I am. After a long walk, too long. It seemed almost impossible. but I made it. There was less hope, but I did it. I was lost. I was lost in my own labyrinth, of ignorance and lust. Lost in hope, and dust. Little pieces of time, have put me together. I found the … Continue reading Here I Am
Ratan Tata—the name itself inspires thousands of lives. The legendary businessman, investor, and philanthropist is a boon to India. These 5 quotes from him could change the perspective of how we look at our lives. Take the stones that people throw at you to build a monument. Ups and Downs in life are very important … Continue reading 5 Quotes From Ratan Tata That Will Change Your Thoughts About Life
While we have no dearth of entrepreneurs, we have to develop further on managerial cadres. We have excellent managerial talent, but it's not available in the numbers that are required. This is an area where we have to concentrate and work on. We have seen times without number that enterprising Indians have put up industries, … Continue reading Aditya Birla On Need For More Executives
दया की परिभाषा क्या है ? अधिकतर लोग ये कहते है दयालु होना यानि दूसरों के लिए कुछ अच्छा करना | कुछ ये भी कहते है के दयालु होना यानी खुद पर दया करना होता है | क्या दयालु होना मुश्किल है ? जी नहीं | आसान है | दया क्या है ? मैत्री, सज्जनता, … Continue reading दया की शक्ति
How do you define kindness? Most people would intuitively answer that being kind means doing nice things for other people. Others might add that kindness includes being kind to oneself. Is it difficult to be kind? No. It is easy. It's so easy that sometimes we do not realize how simple it can be. What … Continue reading The Power Of Little Acts Of Kindness
Indian industry has come of age. This has been possible because of its entrepreneurs. I have the experience of working in eight countries and I find that as far as entrepreneurship goes, we Indians are second to none—in number or in quality. This is something that India can really be proud of. However, we have … Continue reading Aditya Birla On Entrepreneurship
I have often been asked whether management is a science or an art. I do not know what the textbooks say. My own perception is that at the basic roots, management is a science. If one is inducted as an accounts assistant, one doesn't have to practice an art. He has to follow a science. … Continue reading Aditya Birla On Management: Art Or Science?
For any enterprise, the foundation should be solid. For this, when putting up projects, three very important areas need to be fully taken care of: firstly, to adopt the best know-how that is available in the world; secondly, buy the best equipment. Do not compromise on the quality of the equipment for marginal extra costs. … Continue reading Aditya Birla On Project Management
Quality is extremely important in the competitive environment of a shrinking world. Myopic managers not conscious of quality will lose in a world without frontiers. If you are quality conscious, you actually cut down on your cost of production and marketing. The notion that to maintain your quality, your costs go up is totally wrong. … Continue reading Aditya Birla On Quality
In the productivity of machines, I have found that there is always room for improvement. What is lacking is the will, the vision and the commitment to exploit the machines to get the best out of them. We build most of the times our own mental barriers, which are the most difficult to overcome, then … Continue reading Aditya Birla On Productivity: Machines
Constant efforts have to be put in for improving the productivity of men and machines, all the time. We have to improve on our existing systems, however good they may be. The norms that are excellent today will become outdated tomorrow. What seems un-achievable today, becomes a matter of fact tomorrow and the day after … Continue reading Aditya Birla On Productivity: Men
Innovation is both challenging and rewarding and essential for excellence in management. I have learned that a corporation has to face new challenges all the time. We have to keep changing strategies, goals, and our approach to meet the changing scenario constantly. For instance, environment and ecology were unknown words till a decade back. Today, … Continue reading Aditya Birla On Innovation
Good leadership is one of the very important factors for success. Gone are the days, when the boss was automatically the leader, and the cardinal rules while dealing with the boss were: Rule No. 1—The Boss is always right and Rule No. 2—If the Boss is wrong, refer to Rule No. 1! I have found … Continue reading Aditya Birla On Leadership
Ecstasy is often called the love pill because it heightens perceptions of color and sound and supposedly amplifies sensations when one touches or caresses another, particularly during sex. Blue Dolphin. White Mercedes. Green Star. Purple Transformer. White Rolex. These are just some of the names of these pills. But these pills often contains hallucinogens, which … Continue reading Never Touch LOVE PILLS Unless You Really Want To Get High
To my smoker friends, can you pretty please never again throw your cigarette butts on the street or down the drain? They are not biodegradable and are one of the biggest items of litter worldwide. Check out LeoNotHappy for more information.
Striving toward happiness is our very nature. But that doesn't mean you won't experience sorrow. In fact, sorrow is an important part of your pursuit of true and everlasting happiness. If you live life, sorrow will occur. The more you live, the more you love, and the more deeply you live and love, the greater … Continue reading Learn To Live With Sorrow, It’s A Gift
I love you. The most powerful word in the universe. The supreme mantra. We talk about it endlessly. We argue over when to say it, how to say it and if it was too early to say it. Love is not just assigned to one other human. Your love isn't just for the missing piece … Continue reading You Should Be Saying ILU To More People, More Often
A key aspect of coaching is that over time you start seeing your situation differently and become aware of how your thought patterns are responsible for you being in the place you are. New ways of being, new ways of thinking will open up new possibilities for action. And for action to be consistent accountability … Continue reading Why Coaching Works?
If you don't know, I am also a part-time coach. I love sharing whatever little I have and you can check what all I coach from the coaching section of this blog. My coaching session is based on pay-what-you-want pricing strategy. It’s a pricing strategy where a participant pays a desired amount for a given commodity, including zero. Giving … Continue reading Why I Love The PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT Idea?
Maybe, maybe not, but it’s just a slower, less fun—and often—more expensive road without one! Most people don’t have a coach. They resist it. They think that they can do it on their own and often aren’t willing to make that investment in themselves. In my opinion, this is a trap that most people fall into that … Continue reading Do You Need A Coach?
There's something wrong with the world today, and I don't know what it is. Social media has become the ultimate authority; more than our own consciousness. People are ranting about everything without full information. I think these people are a sadist and suddenly they have created a negative image of the world when the truth … Continue reading If You Want To See India, Switch Off Social Media And Travel
नंगी रात में एक कहानी अकेली खड़ी थी | एकदम नंगी | भीड़ के दिमाग सी नंगी | दरिंदो के सोच सी नंगी | गरीब के छत सी नंगी | बिना चश्मों की आँख सी नंगी | राजकारण सी नंगी | एकदम अकेली | मासूम गरीबी सी अकेली | सच्ची इंसानियत सी अकेली | भूक … Continue reading नंगी रात में एक कहानी अकेली खड़ी थी
फ़िर कभी ना हो जग में, जैसा कल रात हुआ था | इतना ना हो परेशान दिल, जैसा कल रात हुआ था | वक़्त कठिन है, राह में फिसलन है | कहीं लुट जाए ना जवानी, जैसा कल रात हुआ था | दुश्मन के पंजे बड़े है, पैने है | गिर मत, संभल | जैसा … Continue reading जैसा कल रात हुआ था
I loved Hot Wheels as a child. I guess, all the kids 1980s or 1990s had the same feeling. I remember that I used to get one—from mother—each time I passed a school examination. I used to play with them for hours together and still have most of them with me. I was such a passionate car-monger … Continue reading Hot Wheel Of Memories
I came across this wonderful message on the internet. Couldn't resist sharing it with you all.
Religion usually entails adhering to a certain dogma or belief system. Spirituality places little importance on intellectual beliefs but is concerned with growing into and experiencing the divine consciousness. Religion is for those who are asleep. Spirituality is for those who are awake. Religion is often concerned with sin, guilt and a concept of a … Continue reading Religion Vs. Spirituality
Moving on seems impossible at first. One may feel like they will never get over their relationship. This blog post is for everyone out there who doesn't think they will move on. I assure you, that's part of the process. The moving on the process will take time, probably longer than you might think. I … Continue reading The Art And Craft Of Moving On
I started traveling at the age of 21. I have traveled whole India many times now. I am 39 now but the memories of all travels are still intact. I remember each and everything. Nagaland is one of my favorite states in India. It's on the extreme northeast of the country. The beauty of this … Continue reading Want To Time Travel? Take This Bus
Mumbai is a city of dream, opportunity, wealth, glamour, sex, sin, Bollywood, crime, fun, filth and extreme contrast. If you're visiting my city, you can't afford to take THE NIGHT LOVER tour offered by my kaali-peeli-taxi-driver friend Sayyed. He'll show you the city like no one else can. He's a popular dude and there's also one … Continue reading If You’re In Mumbai, You Can’t Miss This Night Tour
I thought it would be useful to list some ways to have fun with your children without spending a lot of money: Have a reading marathon Write stories together Play soccer Paint or draw together Create a fort in your living room out of blankets or cardboard boxes Go on a hike Have a sunset … Continue reading 100 Ways To Have Fun With Your Children
Why are you saying like this? No, no! It’s not like that. It’s not like this. I didn’t break it. It broke. You mishandled it. I gifted you. Heart. You took it away. I lost it. It melted. You burnt it. Smile. It’s frozen. It’s too cold. You sold it. It’s out of luck. You … Continue reading Why Are You Saying Like This?
अबला डिम्पी आखिर १८ साल की हो ही गयी | इसी ख़ुशी में, आदि ने एक शानदार पार्टी का आयोजन किया और हॉस्टल के कुछ ख़ास दोस्तों को बुलाया था | सेक्टर २६ के एक छोटे-मोटे रेस्टोरेंट में पार्टी चल रही थी और उसने ऊपर अपने और डिम्पी के लिए एक सिंगल रूम बुक किया … Continue reading खड़े ** पे धोखा
You can often see my greeting you with folded hands. Some people feel strange and they ask me why do I do this. I thought that a blog post will explain it better. As per ancient Indian tradition, greeting with folded hands is followed since time immemorial. The gesture is often said with Namaste and … Continue reading This Is Why I Always Fold My Hands
The poem—by the same name as the title—by Og Mandino has become my DNA. It seems he wrote it for me only. But in fact, he wrote it to inspire all of us. I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. … Continue reading I Will Persist Until I Succeed
Remember when you were a child and you dreamed you could be anything? Anything and everything seemed possible. Now the tables have turned and you see that same free spirit in your children. As parents, we are able to recognize our children’s strengths and potential but don’t always appropriately encourage them to make big dreams, … Continue reading Tips To Inspire Your Children
Don’t play. Don’t play with the heart. Life is not easy. Never. Friends are not easy. Never. Love is not easy. Never. I love to play, but not with the heart. Don’t play. Don’t play with the heart. Too much is never enough. Never. The world is never enough. Never. You’re never enough. Never. Hate … Continue reading Don’t Play
Why do you blog? This is a favorite question people ask me across the globe. Well, I don't have any straight or complete answers to these questions but I can try to give you all a little perspective. I write blog posts because that's the best way I can express, explore and relax myself. Blogging … Continue reading Why Do I Blog?
कुछ फुल सुहाने लाया हूँ | तुम्हे मनाने आया हूँ | मैं जानता हूँ के तुम कौन हो, इसलिए ये ग़ज़ल सुनाने आया हूँ| शर्माओगी तो ज़रूर, लाज़मी है| घब्राओगी भी थोडा, शायद ! पर सुरूर तो बोहोत आयेगा जनाब, तुमको, तुमसे थोडा सा चुराने आया हूँ| इसलिए ये ग़ज़ल सुनाने आया हूँ| बोहोत अर्ज़ा … Continue reading इसलिए ये ग़ज़ल सुनाने आया हूँ
रात घनघोर है पर मुझसे कुछ पिछला याद आ रहा है | जहाँ तक मुझे याद है, मैं हमेशा से ही परिवार का एक जगमगाता तारा था | स्कूल में भी एकदम शातं था और सब मुझसे प्यार करते थे | मुझे मेरी पहली जीत भी याद है – स्कूल के स्पोर्ट्स-डे के दिन | … Continue reading फ़्लैशबैक
बेखून जैसे चेहरे पड़े है | यहाँ मौत के पहरे पड़े है | ये हॉस्पिटल है मेरे यार, इधर घाव गहरे पड़े है |
Paths are made by walking. The first question that hit me before even starting was that WTF happens by walking? Does peace come by walking? Are you crazy? All these questions were not from strangers but from the people whom I call family and friends. Very inspiring tough, but I couldn’t answer them at that … Continue reading Lemon Juice
It was my last day and we finally entered the beautiful city of Udaipur. We had completed walking more than 320 kilometers; without money. I was quite tired and feeling a little sick because of changing weather conditions – cool in the night and too hot in the day. On that, I had been drinking chilled … Continue reading Saturday Night Fever
In 1995, Dr. Dre caste his spell with the song—who's the man with a master plan? A nigga with a mother fucking gun. Gangsta rap was a rage and these lyrics got imprinted on my mind; it's still there. It was around same time that I entered college life. My college was in the south of … Continue reading Meet A Simple Man With A Master Plan
It was almost 20 days and more than 300 kilometers of walking, begging, enjoying, connecting, getting surprised, experiencing acute compassion and witnessing miracles. We’re quite close to the grand city of Udaipur. We had just taken a nice cold bath in a sanctum. Although that was the first place where we were asked money but later … Continue reading Rise And Fall Of The Ego-Trip
We were warned about tribal men turned dacoits on the route. The route after the paradise was almost like a stone-desert. It was a long highway with very little green patches or villages around. This is the time that we got a little worried because there was no civilization around and top of that—the cult … Continue reading Angels In Disguise
The universe had kept a keen watch on us since the day we started and was always very benevolent. I was getting used to witnessing miracles every day and suddenly, there was one more. It so happened that we were not sure of our next destination, but just look at the miracle, one angel from … Continue reading Awakening In Paradise
सुना है, इस जग में भांति-भांति के प्राणी है | पर मैंने एक जादुई प्राणी देखा है | सच में ! मैंने एक जादुई प्राणी देखा है | पांच साल में एक बार आता है | फ़िर गायब हो जाता | पांच साल के बाद, फ़िर एक बार आता है | मैंने एक जादुई प्राणी … Continue reading जादुई प्राणी
कहती है ये नज़र, कब क्या होगा किधर | दुनिया मैं चंद लोग, होते है जादूगर | This sher from Hindi film Apna Desh tells about people who are a magician in real life. These are simple people who are around you but you don’t even know their magical presence. They transform the world into … Continue reading Mind Is Your Greatest Power, Use It Well
I can call it a miracle or a divine design that a dream of connecting with a tribal family got fulfilled when I got to know we’re visiting such a family; deep in the forest of north Gujarat. Our host for the next two days was scheduled with a Muslim family inside the Balaram-Ambaji Wildlife … Continue reading Tribal Affair
जिम्मी, कितने साल बाद मिलें है यार हम लोग ? लगभग २२ साल बाद | सब कुछ कितना बदल गया है पर फ़िर भी कितना सेम है ना ? हाँ यार चिंकी, इन्ना मज़्ज़ा आ रहा है | आप क्या मिले, लाइफ बन गयी | सेम-टू-सेम| क्या पिओगी? यहाँ सब कुछ है | अभी कुछ … Continue reading एक अनोखी क्रशरात