Ripples of my Reflections

I think, therefore I write

Year: 2012 (page 2 of 5)

Life | Freedom | Pride

Just for a minuscule moment
She thought that she was free again;
And then again the insecurities and the darkness engulfed her
She gasped for breath, fighting against the darkness
Trying to raise a hand against the unjust life
All the while, knowing that it’s a lost battle
Yet, knowing that she tried her best to stand up
That’s what gave her the satisfaction
That she did not bow at any instant
It was her pride, until the end.

Until later 🙂

P.S: Do not ask me why I wrote this, because I do not know 😉 Sometimes, words frame themselves best, when given the free reign 🙂

Reading frenzy

I was on a reading frenzy today and completed reading the 74 unread posts in my reader 🙂 That should vent out the frustration that had built up because I couldn’t read and write as much as I wanted to. Ever since I came to Bangalore, almost all the days fly by as if they have wings. 24 hours are not enough for me. Sometimes I wonder if I am the one who is not doing justice to the time that’s given to me, but I cannot give up on that 9 hours of blissful sleep, can I? 😉 That is my weak point which I am unable to change and the rest of my day goes in a blur. Sigh! Anyway, will be back with a review  my view on the first 2 books of Shiva Trilogy. I had been postponing reading this series since I received mixed opinions about it. However, now that I have finished reading “The Immortals of Meluha” and “The Secret of the Nagas”, I cannot wait for the “The Oath of the Vayuputras”. It has been a long time ever since I finished reading up 2 books back to back within 4 days.

Will be back soon with more 🙂

Until later 🙂

SHaDE – Helping is the best form of prayer

I have been searching for that “something” for a long time in life. I couldn’t quite locate it until recently. Then as I came to Bangalore, what I was searching for was some peace and happiness that comes from a totally different dimension. I have had ‘n’ number of self-analyses done and have cribbed about my job, my personal life and what not, but all those were just the cranky-me. They were not the real reasons which lasted long. One day, I will unhappy over my job and the next day I will feel happy about it. So, I concluded that whatever was nagging me for the past one year had nothing to do with my job or personal life. I wanted to do something that will bring a smile on others’ faces. This is not something that I am saying for boasting or creating an image. I will honestly accept that I am doing it because it makes me feel better. As Joey says in “F.R.I.E.N.D.S”, there are no selfless good deeds. That is human nature and I am no one to change it. If we help someone, the smile on their face makes us feel good. So the action is always mutual.

That’s enough digression for the sake of explanation. Once I located this want in me, I started searching for ways to do it. And I hit a target in my search through a fellow blogger at the Cognizant blogging community and she has a personal blog too 🙂 SHaDE is a family that has been formed and nurtured by Mr.Raghavan alias Saravanan with the sole purpose of lending the possible help wherever needed. As simple as that. It has completed 4 years of successful service and I am happy at the coincidence of me joining them at the beginning of yet another awesome year. The best thing that I liked about SHaDE is that it is completely transparent and not at all a compulsion at any point. You can be a volunteer or a contributor or both as you wish. It is just about if you are interested, you can help. The time, frequency and extent of help can be decided by you and made clear to the group so that plans can be made accordingly.

I have at many points realized that a small gesture of help when someone is in crisis can mean a lot to them. Much more than you would think. I have been at the receiving end of many such kind gestures and the giving end of some. So, to make myself a better person, to make a change that I wish to see and most of all to make a positive change in someone’s life, I am hoping SHaDE will help me.

This post is not intended to be a promotional/influencing post in any aspect. I am writing this out of my interest, because I have found something that I have been searching for and maybe someone else who is searching for the same thing might find it useful.

Until later 🙂

Clearing up the dues ;)

Hey all,

How have you been? Phew! After catching up with all the fellow blogs and commenting, I must say, I am exhausted. Such a back log I had created without properly staying on this space ever since 2012 started. Blame it on life, shifting cities etc. I am really sorry that I let life affect my blogging this much, but since it’s been done, I can’t do anything much than to let go. Well, there are 2 major dues for me to clear up. One is writing a guest post for DIGS. She had asked me in Feb ’12 for one and here I am in July ’12. Forgive me girl! I have the first draft of it ready. A few touches here and there and I will mail it 🙂 The next is D‘s tag. She had tagged me in March ’12 and I never knew that she did. Anyway found it out while re-visiting all the blogs and thought even if it is late I will take it up 🙂 So that’s what this post is about 🙂

The tag goes like:

Rule#1: Put the rules on your blog.

Rule#2: Every person who is tagged in this activity should tell 11 things about themselves, then answer the questions asked by the person who tagged you, then tag 11 other people and ask them 11 different questions.

Rule#3: Let the people whom you tagged know you’ve done so.

Rule#4: Don’t tag anyone who’s been tagged before.

Rule#5: Really do tag 11 others, don’t go all ”if you want to take this tag”

So here I go:

11 things about myself:

1. I cannot dance. Whenever I think of even an involuntary movement to my favorite music, suddenly the involuntary feeling vanishes and I am very aware of my arms and legs. So for the good of the world, I can never dance.

2. I am a melody fan. Time and again, I have convinced myself that I like all kinds of music, but sadly the truth is I keep returning to melodies more than I do to other genres.

3. I am a situational extrovert. I was a complete extrovert few years back but life changed me. So you can never know if I am the shy type or the talkative type. It depends on how much I trust you.

4. I have a personal space where I allow none but 3 people in my life. That circle is meant for them and none else can come in. If others try too much to become a part of that circle, I consider it as an invasion.

5. Uncertainty freaks me out. I know life is uncertain throughout but I cannot help it. I try to meticulously plan everything though I know life will slap me in the face.

6. I don’t like to borrow much and I don’t like to lend much. Unavoidable situations are fine but when it comes to people who make borrowing a habit, I can’t stand them.

7. Really short-tempered. This has a two-fold meaning. I get angry quickly and I get back normal pretty quickly. The duration of both my patience and anger is really short.

8. The best place for me would be at my home, in my room, with a book from my mini-library.

9. I love games where you can win eventually i.e., the ones that don’t put a time limit for completing the level.

10. I cry my eyes out on seeing sad movies, not even sad movies, give me the slightest trouble in the story and there would be tears in my eyes.

11. I cannot get on any of those high rides in a fair/theme park. My stomach has never co-operated with me to even try them out. So, I always end up visiting all the stalls, buying those soap bubbles and coming back home to enjoy it 🙂

Answering D’s questions:

1. Sky or earth? Why?

Of course the sky, gives me a sense of freedom when I look up at that endless space spread across, above my head. The moon and the stars are there to add to the cause 🙂

2. Why and what triggered you to blog?

Blogging for me was the most casual attempt of writing. I never thought about how it would turn out to be when I began. I was in my last semester doing internship and I had unlimited internet and time to while away. So I thought why not record my internship experiences and share it with my classmates. That’s how it all started. As time grew, I changed and my blog changed with me, shaping up beautifully and I am glad that it turned out to be the way it is now. This is the one of the few things that I started casually which turned out to be something that I love.

3. What is the craziest thing that you have ever done?

Crazy? Me? I am a control freak. I cannot do crazy things that are done out of a whim/for the thrill of it. Still for the sake of this tag, let me squeeze my brain if there is any such incident….Nope.. Nothing.. Maybe I should take life less serious?

4. Hatredness or forgiveness? Why?

Forgiveness because that is something that will make you God in someone’s eyes.

5. If you suddenly realize that you have just one day to live, what all would you do?

I would marry my guy the same day and have a hell of a day with him.

6. Zindagi na milegi dobara or agneepath?

Zindagi na milegi dobara.

7. If you were not what you are right now (professionally) what would you be?

Would have pursued a career in literature.

8. Which is your best vacation place?

I have never been around on travel much. As a kid, I have been taken to all over India which I do not remember. So I can only tell you the places which I want to visit. European countries, Himalayas and Kashmir top the list.

9. If you wake up one day to find six fingers and you are Hrithik Roshan, what would your next step be? 😛

First thing I would do is to stand in front of the mirror and admire myself 😛

10. If you develop feelings for your best friend when you’re already in a relationship with someone else, what would you do?

I have learnt enough in life to not let that happen.

11. Would you laugh away the past or would you change yourself?

Will try to change at the least.

11 Questions I would like to ask the people I tag:

1. Have you always had to struggle for most things you wished for in your life or was it a cake walk till now?

2. What are the kiddish qualities in you that you still nurture?

3. Which was the first incident that made you understand the true value/meaning of love?

4. If you had one single wish (with which you cannot wish 3 more wishes), what would  you wish for?

5. When it comes to relationships, would you like the other person to be the dependent one or independent one?

6. Ice-cream or Chocolate?

7. Will you change for your loved ones or will you want them to accept you as you are?

8. Have you ever done anything that is so not you? If yes, what did you do?

9. Logic or Magic? Why?

10. What talent you don’t have but wish that you had?

11. Theist or Agnostic or Atheist?

Since this a tag that was there long ago, not sure who were already tagged. If you have already done, you are free to take it up again or ignore it as per your wish 🙂

Sumitra

AS

Raumali

Sunitha

Arch

Uma

Crimson shadows

Blahblaholic

BluBluBling

Smita

PeeVee

Until later 🙂

நிரந்தர அமைதி

எங்கும் கேட்கும் அலறல்கள்,
அவரவர்க்கு முக்கியம் எனப்படும் விஷயங்கள்,
அதை நிலை நாட்டும் முயற்சியில் சர்ச்சைகள்,
இதனிடையே வாழ்க்கையை தேடித்  தேடி களைத்துவிட்டேன்,
இருப்பதற்கென்று வந்து இல்லாமல் தான் போகிறோம்,
தைரியசாலியான என்னை கோழை ஆக்காதீர்கள்,
தற்காலிக அமைதியில் நிம்மதி அடைய முயற்சிக்கும் என்னை,
நிரந்தர அமைதியை தேடிச்செல்ல ஊக்குவிக்காதீர்கள்!

Until later 🙂

P.S: Maiden attempt! Sorry if it does not reach you or if you could not read Tamil.

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