Monday, December 5

That Night!



I don’t know what struck me. I thought I was in senses. But then there was something that made the whole night so blur, and I hadn’t a pint. I wasn’t intoxicated or injected or injured, but then there was something that made the events of the night so messed. I am trying, trying as hard as I can, to think logically, to be wise and not act foolishly. But it’s all in vain.

I have had my falls, a lot many of them too. But then there was a jolt that jerked me to stand up. It gave me confidence to think hard and to be who I was. I believe I was confident, could face any challenge and could be who I was! But then there was something in the night that made all that confidence dwindle. I don’t think there was a fault in me, I don’t think there was something awkward, but then there was something in the night that made me doubt my judgment.

I am thinking hard, I can’t be such a fool. I try to be reasonable, evaluate every move I made. What was it that was missing? What was it that I did wrong? And then, just when I started recording it, it hit me like the big bang, and just as it brought the World into being, I realized what happened that night.

It was you, all along, you and only you. Ages had passed since you had laid eyes on me; ages had passed since I had seen you. I don’t know about you, but I had certain expectations from me.  I wanted to be perfect, so that you could fall for me all over again; I wanted to be far much better than you had thought I would be. And though I tried to be the best I can, there was something missing in me. You would look pretty I knew. The world would be around you, I knew. And I had to be better than the rest, so that you could be proud of me.

I got dressed the best I could, tried to be as gentlemanly as I could. And when standing at the threshold of the gate, everything seemed to be so meager that couldn’t hold. And then the unbelievable happened. And I laid my eyes on you. You were the true caricature of an angel, you were the God’s idea of princess. The night lit up with your beauty. And as for me, I have no idea, as I was in a fairy tale and a princess was walking towards me.

I fumbled I guess, I am not sure. I couldn’t move my glare away from you. I should have tried a little harder, to look a little better, I thought. But then your smile and those glistening eyes assured me. And that’s what made the night stay still for me.






Wednesday, September 28

From A Broken Heart!


What shall I say, it’s a mystery!
Whom I thought to be my better half,
Turned out to be a burden on me!

I was happy earlier,
When there was no one to prey.
Though there was a hidden longing
To meet someone to enrich my day!

Then I saw you,
And felt the urge to be with you.
You were so loving and caring
I felt heavenly being near you.

What happened suddenly?
I can’t remember.
I was basking in your love,
When you showed me your fury.

Things felt apart so quickly
There was no glue to stick them together.
You left blaming for the runt
As I lay there shattered at the loss.

Since then I stay in despair
Idiotically waiting for someone
To embrace and make me whole again.

Thursday, September 15

All About Scorpio Horoscope Sign

With the symbol of the Scorpion, you’re as deadly as you are small and unassuming. As a Scorpio, your self-defense emerges in the form of strong emotional awareness -- you have an innate sense of what you and other people around you are feeling.

Scorpio is the only horoscope sign that has three animal totems. The Scorpion has an active tail, but as the Scorpio masters its passion and holds its instincts at bay, it changes into the Eagle, with more perspective, who can fly above the rest and make more conscious decisions. The Eagle then becomes the peaceful dove. Thus, the real meaning of Scorpio is about metamorphosis. Scorpios transform their poisonous passion into a higher consciousness based on universal love.

Your motto might be "What is hidden is more interesting than what is obvious." You are the detectives of the zodiac. While your magnetic personality draws others in, you are very secretive -- because you’re so intense, you don’t want to scare off others. You desperately want to have someone to merge with your feelings, but often withdraw in love. Sometimes you would benefit by looking at the positive side of things rather than going into the darkness.


The Scorpio element is Water

Astrologically, the Water element symbolizes emotion. Water runs deep; it seeks its own level and will flow until it has found it. The cycle of water is endless, as the snow falls into the mountains and melts into the streams. The mountain streams join to make the great rivers that run to the sea. The tides and currents churn the oceans. Similarly, our feelings are flowing as they connect the present with past experiences. Sometimes the waters are so deep that we cannot find words for our feelings.

The Water of Scorpio is fixed and frozen, but it is a mistake to think that ice doesn't flow. It does flow -- and with great power. Think of a glacier, moving so very slowly, yet with enough force to flatten a forest or even

a mountain.


Horoscope house: 8th

Since the 2nd house is the House of Possessions, the 8th house is the opposite, focusing on what other people have. This can include sexual issues, for they usually involve another person. It is also about the ultimate transformation -- death -- but not necessarily your own. It could be said that the 8th house is what we don't know and what we cannot understand. It is surely a House of Hidden Power.


Scorpio's key planet: Pluto

As the key planet for Scorpio, Pluto is intense and powerful, representing those things that we don't or can't understand. It is from these hidden Plutonic spaces that magical transformations arise. Your curiosity spans a wide range of topics.

Pluto is the Lord of the Underworld. If this sounds scary, it demands a bit more explanation, for Pluto symbolizes everything that is beneath our consciousness. This isn't about the Hell where we are punished. Rather, it is the Hell that William Blake describes as a place "so beautiful that it would torment an angel

to insanity."


Your greatest strength

You are passionate about your feelings

Your possible weakness

You isolate yourself because of your need for secrecy

Tuesday, September 13

Kashmiri Folk


As time changes, our tastes and preferences also tend to change. And in this evolving environment we often forget where we belong and leave it far behind.

I enjoy music and believe in its powers, and honestly prefer to hear more of the western music than the Indian Pop and Bollywood styles. But when I got a chance to hear The Sarod, The Satvik Veena and some other folk performances, I couldn't realize what all I was missing and how less I knew.

When I joined Spic Macay, I never thought that it would be such a lively experience. The melodies that these instruments bring forth are definite to calm your senses. The music they produce is deemed to take you into deep meditation and relax your soul.

When I think of Kashmir, I imagine beautiful valleys, glowing river and fantastic view, and a little turmoil due to political debacle. But when I heard their folk music, it was a totally new experience. It had passion, smoothness and energy,so much so, that girls listening to the music couldn't stop themselves from jumping onto the stage. The crowd which was dead as iron a little while ago was cheering and enjoying the music with complete enthusiasm.

I do hope that this lovely culture lives on for generations,and  am great full to those artist who strive to keep this art alive and present it to us to enrich our lives!!


Sunday, July 24

What Should I Say!

What should I say,

when you walk away;

with your back on me;

so that you look at me.



what should I say,

when you heart is broken;

the reason, me;

so that you love me.



what should I say,

when there is a tear on your cheek;

you can't control,you are weak;

so that you count on me.



what should I say,

so that you believe;

you trust without thinking twice;

I can die for your love.



what should I say,

to make you realise;

no matter how much I lie;

it's to make you smile, I breathe.

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My version of "when sorry seems to be the hardest word"

Monday, July 4

My Angel!


I sat there alone, thinking I was alone
When a thought saved my life.
I looked into the light,
And I saw my “Angel”.

It was difficult to stop thinking about her,
I realized there was smile on my face.
And no matter what I did, to evade her,
Every move brought me closer.

The more I spent with my loneliness,
The more I realized her presence.
And then it struck, like thunderous bolt,
Her sweet smile, and loving eyes.

The scent of the woman,
The touch of an angel,
I despised my condition,
For I was praying to be with her.

Sunday, May 8

Are Your Followers Following You?


Social networking sites are not only popular among networking enthusiast for sharing photos and their mood status, it is an important tool for almost all level of business houses to promote their brand.

There are various companies and applications which can assist you in developing an attractive social media face for the organization and would also get you popular by having people like that face and follow whatever comes out of the mouth, but during my research for the relevance of having a huge fan base or followers, I found a question which was quite remarkably left satisfactorily unanswered- Is the ROI on these marketing campaigns satisfactory? For some I am sure it would be, but for most, it isn’t.

Well a huge fan base or a high following might get you the social status of being widely known, but it does not solve your ulterior motive of promoting a product. Herd tendencies, that are widely used during marketing campaigns are not successful everywhere.

I can get you thousand fans and followers but if those followers and fans are not following you, and are not going through your each and every word with open ears than those followers and fans are of no use. As whenever it comes to promote a product they would ignore that tweet or update like all the others. It is necessary that the followers and the fans that you are getting are organic and are checking all the updates and tweets that you are sending, also they are forwarding those and are sharing those.

This would lead us to achieve two targets at once. First, whenever we market our product or promote our service, people would go through the campaign and we are sure to get a good amount of hits if the campaign is well designed. Secondly, such followers are more likely to share and like and comment and retweet your post which leads to getting the post ranked higher in the updates list of the respective social media network, which would also increase the chance of attaining more organic followers. Hence, it starts a cycle which would help grow the organization, the way it was supposed to through the marketing strategy.

This is a cumbersome activity and as compared to getting the herd followers and fans strategy, might even be more time consuming. But a well coordinated and planned multi level marketing campaign can make that possible in a shorter time span with a higher return on investment.

Why?

Why does it get so difficult to decide,
Why does it get so difficult to live?
Why does everyone want you to act the way they think is right,
Why is it that whatever I think is revolutionary?
Why is it that I am told that I am free,
Yet I feel the urge to bread the cage and flee?
Why is it that my feelings do mean something,
Yet when I say them, I am being termed selfish?
Why is it that I always feel alive when I am alone,
Yet I am urged to live by the society?
Why is it, that in my life,
I am taught how to live?

Wednesday, April 13

Expectations

Stop and think!Everything that we have revolves around expectations.There are expectations from the time you are born till the time you lie lifeless on your dead bed.

When the blossoms bloom when I look into those deep eyes that take me to a wonderland, where there is no fear, no hatred just love that transpires between two souls, I have expectations! I want her to love me, to think of my well being and take care of me as she wants me to be loyal to her and think of her happiness before mine.

When a child is born with the eyes closed to the world and body sensitive to its harshness, in the tenderness of a mother's gaze and the protection of the father's arms, there is expectations!

When the love is bonded and a seal is secured, with the tying of the knot when a relationship is secured, in the festivities of the marriage and the happiness of the crowd there is expectations!

When we grow up to face the world, live life the way no one has ever lived before and create paths where a journey was thought to be a impossible,while we live in a world that doesn't seem to understand us.We have expectations and the entire country has expectations!

It is difficult to visualize what world would be without Expectations!

Sunday, April 3

The Patriots


When Indian cricket team glorified the world with their amazing World Cup win, the entire woke up to a feeling of joy and happiness never felt before. Their were tears, belly dancing (by bellies better covered, though) and the Flag. Everyone cheered the hard work and honesty of the team and basked in the glory of the God of Cricket.

During the match, the entire country stood still and even a childish remark about the team loosing could have been rewarded with lifetime imprisonment. But behind all this joy and festivities, I am forced to think, “If only the nation felt the way it felt, always.”

Hypothetically speaking, if the team would have lost (though I always prayed for their victory) fans would have made the life of the players a living hell, and this no secret as some of the most eminent players have even voiced their concern about the pressure they faced. If only we would make the life of all those people who made a the progress of the nation living hell, wouldn’t we have already won the World and drank sweet tea in the Cup.

A great actor once said that I don’t believe that the country is great, though I surely believe that the country has the potential to be great.

The entire world has recognized that India’s got Talent (we don’t need a show to prove it), but still India is considered as a developing nation. I failed to understand the reason for it.

I thought if I wrote this may be I would be able to give my mind some peace by finally coming to a conclusion. But I am so scared to voice my thoughts, that I am still where I started from. The fear that stops me from pondering further is not that I might say something that might in the remotest of sense belittle my great country (not even in my weirdest of dreams would I think of something that would do so), but the fear that I might not hurt a sect rather than a nation.

Though India is a land of many cultures and religious diversities and we consider ourselves as one nation, we could not really understand the meaning of either. Every religion considers itself at war with the other (and we have some glorious events to support my view) and rather than being a nation we are a sub continent of divided states.

Rather than supporting each other in achieving great heights we try to belittle the other so that he is not considered better than us, and I feel it’s not only with this nation, it is human nature, but just because we are so diverse, the fact is prominent in us.

Getting back to where I started, we consider ourselves a nation when the cricket team wins the match, but not when the laws are ridiculed at and the political system is mocked at. It is not our concern that there is widespread illiteracy and corruption and there are people who live under the poverty line. Though movies like “Rand De Basanti” arouse our Patriotism, but that spurt of feeling lasts only for the three hours the movie is telecast.

Monday, February 14

Hi

Being new to this version of social interaction there is not much I have right now, just a few words.

The world is an ever changing entity,
Where the phrase "change is the only constant" is a cliche.
I just plan to create my own space in this world,
Leave marks of my life so that even when I am gone;
I am survived.

I have still a long way to go,
But my journey so far has showed me a lot.
When I was a child, I learned what is love of a family,
When I joined school, I came to know the temple of knowledge called Teacher.
Life is a never ending journey to learn;one of them said.
In that journey I made some friends,
And the set com became part of my life.
The when I entered college,
I realised what it is to be between strangers all by yourself.

This is an interesting part of my life,
Cause I believe it is here I realised what is life.
Made friends galore but no enemies,
As this was the safest way to survive.
Reaslised the truth behind  "Two Face"
And learned that not all judgments are good
And often for some important decision
There is no one you can rely.

Now I have some good friends,
Have bonded with some beautiful people.
Those who were strangers once
Are as close as  friend can be.

Started on a new journey,
With a chapter called work experience to write,
And prove my life worth while to live my dream.
With all that I  have lived through;as a lesson
I tread along the path to reach my destiny.
But along the path,
I hope to keep this to survive ME.

Sociable