Monday, July 26, 2010


When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Wow, what an excellent piece of thought. We all have memories some which we we love to cling and hold on to our heart and perhaps some which we bury them. With time even memories fade away yet there are memories which can never be deleted. Marriage, childbirth, our first job or salary which are life time experiences are those wonderful ones which always remain special and enriches our memories.

I miss my childhood days, my fun & frolic with my sibling and friends and those memories which makes me smile whenever i think of them. Not all memories are wonderful yet it is always better to eschew the sadistic ones. Bad memories in some cases leads to revenge, jealousy, resentment turning a person into covetous. We deliberately keep those memories fresh so that the pain caused by them reminds us to beat them & move ahead in life. Well condonation doesn't come easily. We terminate our relationships when bad memories adds fuel to the unwanted happenings in our life. Ask any mother about her childbirth and her eyes will sparkle but ask any couple who have been through tumultuous relationship the difference need not be stated.

As a wise man said always wear a smile who ever crosses your way because that may be the only smile he sees in the entire day. A smile serenades and adds to your good memories. Analyze yourself and ask how much good and bad memories you have about any given circumstances of life. The answer will perhaps help you to erase those unwanted ones and embrace life more gleefully...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Foood for Thought

Ok, ok so a lot of people all over the world keep on emphasizing about health, fitness, diet food and doling out what to eat and what not. Now that the World Cup is over and you have accumulated a flab around your tummy munching those popcorn laced with butter and the so called diet sodas (which in fact do contain calories). You are coaxing yourself why did you let yourself have those sinful pastries at the recent party at your friends place. The wedding you recently attended must have surely allured you to dig at the lavish spreads. And now.....Of course u find your jeans a bit uncomfortable or your tummy tucked out a bit or your envious cheekbones camouflaged by some ounces.

Well, we all think so much about our diet these days. We want to eat but want to remain fit. Do they always go simultaneously? Only the lucky ones can afford to agree. The internet is flooded with articles and journals about diets, dietary food, crash diets and what not. The calorie conscious people perhaps scan every item they pick from the shelves of the grocery before they buy or have it. Not all of us have the will power to control our tongue. Our tongues are constantly tantalized by the butter cookies, pastries that we see or the juicy chicken that we find hard to resist. We have them without any panic only to crib later on. Lets not forget the vegetarian who like their share of veggie rolls, fries and dips loaded with fat and calories.

To possess good health is a blessing and to maintain that is our dedication. But lets not deprive ourselves from eating, munching which is also a joy in itself. Of course calorie conscious will frown if by chance they go through these lines. At times food acts a stress buster but in that process we tend to eat more which is unhealthy as well. I do not want to divulge deep regarding what should be consumed or what not but what i want to share is if you really love food never deprive yourself. Sometimes the real taste of life lies in food.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Its been a while that i have really thought of writing something really concrete other than any plain vanilla topic. Vanilla, hmm it really used to be favorite amongst a lot of our friends. The concept of hot fudge wasn't really in so we always used to play safe either vanilla or strawberry. Once i was quite amused when in an ice cream parlor i saw in the menu card it was written 'ice cream brick'. My eyes began to roll wondering what possibly it could be and without even consulting anyone i ordered for it. My cousins were amused with my choice & waited with bated breath for my order to arrive.

Well, yes my order did arrive and as the waiter proceeded with my order everybody passed a sheepish smile and it caught the attention just like when our sizzlers arrive in a restaurant. Now brick was something i really i hadn't expected. It has a huge bar or a slab whatever you call it was enough to feed an army considering my age. I surreptitiously tried to hide my foolishness and my cousins tried all the possible ways to make me feel all the more miserable.

To mitigate the situation i asked all my cousins to bail me out of the situation who funnily suggested to get the remaining packed for home. Poor soul, i didn't even realise that by the time i reached home it would melt and it would be no better than a flavored milk shake. But their eccentric jokes on me & my ice cream didn't end and till to date it becomes a hot topic of discussion when ever we meet.

Days gone by, well some memories are so sweet that even we do not want part away with. But i confess i have certainly become more prudent while i order for my ice creams fearing the fact that history always repeats itself....

Thursday, July 8, 2010


How often i feel i have so many questions suppressed in my heart? Perhaps a lot. Some whose answers i know but i do not want to acknowledge, some i fear to face & some i want to ask but do not the right people whom to ask. Am i being judgmental? Questions questions and so many.

Walking through this journey of life there have been numerous occasions when life asked me questions to which i perhaps answered efficiently & got awarded & some which i couldn't and still lagging behind in that arena. Its ironical that when we want something desperately it goes beyond our reach. You might be feeling i am talking about something virtual but not the case. When as a student our parents coaxed and cajoled us for doing something out of syllabus we never paid heed, now that i can manage some decent time for my own i do not get the opportunity to go ahead with my desires. Funny, i know. People do not the realize the difference between interest and necessity and poor fellows like us are the suffering end.

Every cloud has a silver lining and without sounding despondent i want to welcome every single moment of my life with equal fervor so that in the next decade my mind isn't flooded with so many questions.