Sunday, December 14, 2008

Line Drawing !!

Enough is enough!!! It’s not even a month and we are attacked again. What we saw in Mumbai it nothing less than what we saw in Assam, we just cant compare the impact…but the fact is we are attacked again…and we are doing nothing. It’s like someone is sitting on our chest and stabbing us again and again. Really devastating. For someone like me who’s as calm as me, it just took a minute to moist my eyes. My heart wept again. Are we secured enough…?? Why don’t we react…??

May be for our leaders and politicians it’s a favorable time to play the usual blame game and to make false commitments. Are they blind??? It is our nation and who are they to divide us? The funniest part being the one prominent Marathi leader, who proudly used to claim that Mumbai belongs to only people from Maharashtra, has probably gone blind, or may be hiding somewhere. Pity for him, that the same Mumbai he claimed to his is being rescued by the NSG commandos that is mainly build up of soldiers from North and South India.

Isn’t it strange for someone like Amitabh Bachchan quoted that for the first time in his life, he felt so unsecured that he pulled out his licensed pistol, loaded and kept it under his pillow???

People now are talking about being resilient and spirited…yes we have the mettle to fight back and back to our usual. We did it in the past, we’ll do it again. But for God’s sake, it’s high time for our politicians, please don’t try to divide us, we are Indians and we will be Indians. It’s really high time we should put up a collective effort and retaliate. The more we sit back the more we are hurt. The sacrifice of our brave soldiers should not go in vain; they laid their lives for our safety. It’s definitely time we should draw a line and spread the word…much like the sms that is circulating all over…”Forgiving the terrorist is left to God. But fixing their appointment with God is our responsibility.”

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Day After

Again people died, again people got injured. And again people who were 'people' yesterday became a 'number'. I won't say, for now, that we don't have enough security. The fact that I feel unsafe every single day, that I panicked again when I heard the news of the blast that I feel scared to move out of my house and my pleas might not help. I have given up hopes for sometime now.The terrorist have raised their dreadful head again. It’s not the right time to play the blame game, but it’s time we should wake up. Its life’s insincerity that we got to move on despite the devastating occurrence which killed nearly a hundred and wounded half a thousand for lifetime. Someday it may be one of us!!!

All the fingers are pointed towards Jehadi’s and Illegal Immigrants. We all know what they are…yet why are we so silent??? Isn’t it our unconcerned nature or unbending behaviour which is to be answerable for what ever we are facing today? Why we are so dependent on them? Why we can’t do our own work?? Are we paralysed? Our youth would rather spend the whole day gossiping near the neighbourhood pan shop or playing carom the whole day, but no matter what they won’t work. They need Govt job!!! Why even now our people think that other jobs or work is nothing? Is the Govt a job producing machine that will keep producing new jobs every now and then? Whenever I visit Assam, if I say someone that I’m doing Job, the immediate reply is…” Oh!! Company Job!!” Not to mention the expression on the face. But the fact is no work is bigger or smaller, be it a Govt job or a company job, what we all need is the desire. If our people start doing every little thing on their own i.e. utilise man power within our fellow people we can definitely tackle the employment problem to a great extent and also smoulder the immigrants problem. The more our people are involved, the less is requirement of people of outside. These people immigrate because they are aware of the fact that our land will provide them work, land and shelter.

May be we should start an economic blockade against illegal immigrants. Don’t give them work, don’t sell them anything, don’t travel in their rickshaws, and don’t give them your houses on rent. Spread the word, walk the talk. It is high time we show our united strength and not let the terrorist win. If we believe in goodness, in the long run the good always will win. Bombs can kill our bodies but not our hopes. Let us resolute and behead terrorism.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Love Actually

At some point or other in our lives we have been hit by this, most of the times unaware of what is going on around. Ever wondered what Love actually is??? Love an emotion that many of us have felt and others are still searching for is probably the emotion, which is conversed or written on quite often. Many songs have been sung referring to its being and discovering it... but still if one were asked to define it, everybody would have a different definition, with more people being at a loss of words.

Love actually…is a strange thing. You never know how, where and when it will wrap you. It perceives you not from the eyes, nor thinks from the mind, and therefore the winged ‘cupid’ is always painted blind. The Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay; it isn’t love till you give it away.

Love actually…is "unconditional". Loving someone through their flaws and all, accepting and embracing each others differences and compromising with their offerings. It is a word, what matters; is the connection that word implies.

It is when you are certain that you love someone, and then you think you love someone else, and then you both realize that you could never live without each other. It is when you love someone; you say it right then, right there otherwise the moment just passes you by...It is actually all around us.

Love actually…is when we create an 'us' without destroying a 'me'.

I read and toddle for miles at night, writing blank verse and search endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of dimness and change my life forever. It never crossed my mind that, that person could be you. And then I realized...

Love actually…is when you, sometimes sneak into my thoughts when I’m doing stuff, and then I get all confused...I try to do things to keep my mind off you, but nothing actually seems to work, and I can’t stop thinking of you...

So, I just have to throw my hands up and say

“Fine!!! I admit it...”

“I guess I like you....

(well, okay)...a lot!!!”

Love when I realize while watching “When Harry Met Sally” that, “I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."

Love actually…is when every time you do something pretty...and I fall love with you all over again.

Love actually…is when I feel that you’ll always be in my life, Even if I'm not in your life, because you're in my memory.

Love when there is no genie in the bottle to bring me to you or fairy godmother to make my wish come true but I can dream, and when I dream I'm there with you.

Love actually…is when only words could have described my love for you…With each passing day and each passing night I wish, if only words could have described…

Love actually…is when I know that I may be innocent to know what love is, I may not show it to you. I may not love you the way it should be, but am always willing to love you the way I understand it.

Love actually…is knowing you are busy, but still expecting that out of 1440 minutes of the day, you’ll take out a minute to remember me.

Love actually…is when someone asked, define ‘love’? And I just closed my eyes and remembered ‘YOU’ for a while.

Love actually…is when the sparkle in your eyes and your reassuring smile bared out my soul to you, and still I don’t know why.

Love actually…is when every time it’s just a simple thought about you that keeps me falling in love with you.

Love actually…is every moment...I wonder, if you are thinking of me too...

Love actually…is something…that makes me feel, you are somewhere near...

Love actually…is every night...I wish, on the shining star...that the new dawn will bring us closer still...

Love actually…is everyday...when I wait, for a call... or a simple note.

Love actually…is when I know I don’t have a chance, but I just wanted to hear an angel talk.

Love actually…is when I feel, I should tell you every day ‘I Love You’ because you are perfect everyday.

Love actually…is when I’m jealous of the people you ever hugged…’coz for a moment they held my world…

Love actually…is when I say ‘I Like You’ but I mean ‘I Love You’!!!

Love actually…is when…

Love actually…


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

That Thing Called Love...

Life always spills surprises on us, every step is a new one and we never know what is coming our way. Life always unfolds a door for us, possibly not the one that we consider to be good for us, but the one that will eventually prove good for us. Love and Death being the two most un-invited guests, no body knows when they will come and embrace you, but they do the same work. One takes the heart and other takes the beat. Jokes apart, but according to me ‘Love’ is the second mistake created by GOD, ‘Girls’ being the first. But there is no doubt in the fact that both are beautiful mistakes.

Mistakes do happen. People slip, people trip, people fall and usually people don’t care, but then people slip and fall in love with someone and they don’t know what to do. Love actually is a strange thing. You never know how, where and when it will wrap you. Out of no where a person enters your life like no one else, and things change. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and it is created in a moment. We never know with whom we fall in love and how. It’s a nice feeling when you are in love, but what if you fall for a person whom you have know for years, being good friends ??? To add to it there comes this dilemma, to tell her or to not??? If you love someone just approach and disclose; either way you’ll gain but what a pity our life is, if we hate someone we tell them without any fear and if we love someone we fear to tell…

What are you waiting for?

You have to tell her. Don't let her get away. You will regret it someday. Perhaps, we risk more by not risking anything at all.

Honesty works best, of course. But saying "I Love You" right away can be a huge leap and might come as shocking. May be it would just be a good idea not to tell her directly that you love her but drop very palpable hints in that direction. Talking might go a lot easier this way. No doubt about it, you should tell her. Having a romantic relationship with someone who is also your friend is a wonderful thing. If you lose her as a friend at least you would have tried.

The problem with telling your friend you love her is that it could damage the friendship. On the contrary, not knowing is even worse. If this person is truly your friend then the friendship will stay intact despite the temporary awkwardness.

I believe, to sit down and have a serious talk with her, pouring your heart out may help. The worst thing that could happen is she doesn't feel the same way. So what, you might still be friends. Usually girls don't cross the line of friendship on their own because they are scared of being rejected and losing a friend at the same time.

The questions comes again…should I or should not???

Do you really want to spend the rest of your life saying "What if?"

I don't think so!!! So, it’s always better to just tell her. You should go for it. You should not expect her to see the signs to know that you are interested. Tell her. It's better to know than wonder. And remember that she might not be there forever.

We usually end up in two situations, or at least I feel that we do:

(1) How important your companionable friendship is with this girl??

(2) Whether or not you are capable of maintaining that friendship and simultaneously moving on??

In all likelihood, she already knows how you feel, and although she doesn't feel the same way, she really appreciates your friendship. Saying something to her will undoubtedly create an uncomfortable situation between you. If you value your friendship, and would like to continue it, you should stay friends but MOVE ON. The only negative thing she can do after knowing the situation is to try to put distance between you two, and you can easily put a stop to that by letting her know that she is important to you and that you won't let her just walk away. You really do have nothing to lose. Interest often evolves one-sided in friendships. Even if she doesn't feel the same way, if you two can overcome the initial awkwardness (however long that may be), ultimately it will bind your friendship to be stronger.
True love in you if understood by the other need not be openly 'told'! If it is not understood there is no point in telling to your disappointment. If the true love is there on both sides, it will develop its own dynamics of expression which is spontaneous, silent and sacred.

We should do what our heart feels. It doesn't get easier every time you tell someone how you feel (for me at least). If she is a friend she will continue to be one. We should never bottle up emotions like these since they can literally destroy our life. Don't wait and miss the chance altogether. If she really values your friendship, she is not going to let something like this ruin a friendship.

…Probably it’s the story of every other person, it happened to me and countless others. One fine day it just happened, someone kept running in my mind all day long and I didn’t know what it was. I was never been so confused before. Was it a crush??? Infatuation??? A passing phase of my life or it was just her, her and her…

After a long self introspection, I finally asked myself…

What are you waiting for?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Rock On !!!

Recently, one Saturday afternoon, my cell phone beeped…’ 1 message received ‘!!! The sms read as…” Hey KD……I’ve given you a new nickname”. It was my friend Alok. I replied back, what was KD??? He gave me a nickname, after watching the flick “Rock On!!!”

Thanks to Farhan Akhtar and his on screen Rock Band ‘Magik’; and off course the movie ‘Rock On!!!” It’s been the force behind this blog. An inspiring movie for all budding musicians or to all those who have dreams…Dreams to make it big some day, to be on top of everything they ever desired for. It’s a movie on realising your dream and working hard to bring it to life. ‘Rock On’ strikes a chord on right note.

Being a musician myself it was very touchy and nostalgic. Those carefree days of youth when only music and music mattered, we used to starve ourselves while practicing, no hunger no thirst. Life moved on, we got busy with our separate lives…but deep in heart the flame was still there. The movie was the right kind of tonic I needed; it just ignited that flame once again, that feeling just re-ignited in my heart.

Its quirk of fate, that you normally don’t get what you crave for n they say you didn’t deserve that. But life is not so simple, its twist n turns make us forget many of our aspirations, desires and we just need to follow the steps which it offers in our path, despite the fact that we want something else. After out of the music scenario, for almost 4 years when I started again, I felt like I wont be able to do it again but I somehow managed to keep going, and after days of hard work, foodless afternoons and all those critics from my roommates (for playing the music loud and practicing whole day long), I discovered its still left in me. Probably life gives a second chance to everyone to prove one’s credentials. I know, am still a learner, but at least now a few people know what am capable of. I should also be thankful to all my critics; definitely…it’s their words that kept me going and gave the much needed zeal.

“Rock On”…just did some magic. Probably it’s a kind of movie that will touch every person’s life who’s connected with music, even someone who’s not. For someone like me, who worship music, it was the fresh drop of water on a dried leaf. If you have watched it, you are touched and if you haven’t, you are missing something.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bare Beginnings

The first time we open our eyes in this world, the first cry, the first smile, the first word we utter, our first step on earth, the first birthday, the first day at school, the first friend, the first bicycle, the first day at college, the first holiday alone, the first crush, the first love, the first date, the first interview, the first job, the first salary….everything new in our life holds a different implication in our life. We are always away from the first step, until that it always remains anonymity, always ready to unfold it and become a part of our relevant lives. All we need is to take the first step.

It’s been an enduring laziness that I was so reluctant to write my first ‘blog’ ever. It agitated me quite a few times, I tried to sit back and write but don’t know why it took me so long, but I should definitely thank ‘Polka’ for leading the way, inspiring me. For a guy who is still writing my ‘orkut’ testimonial (biography???) for more than a year now, its really startling where he got all the time to write ‘blogs’, but certainly its inspiring for me, that finally I’ve decided to exercise my fingers by typing my ‘blogs’. Another reason for my delayed entry into the world of ‘blogs’ is the subject. To be frank, am not a customary writer, so I definitely need a ‘solid’ and ‘full proof’ topic to carry on writing at least for sometimes. Many subjects kept revolving in my mind, starting from friends, music, and life to youth, feelings, love and everything else under the sun. But then, I decided to take the very first step, enjoy the thrill and expecting things to follow and take its route. Hope I’ll be a regular in the world of ‘blogs’ from now on…