Archive for September, 2009

Happy Dussehra!

September 28, 2009 6 comments


Navratri, or ‘The Festival of Nine Nights’, is celebrated during the first nine days of the Hindu month of Ashwin (September-October). Navratri is celebrated in different ways in different parts of India. This festival is dedicated to worship Mother Goddess or Shakti and her nine forms. The nine days are equally divided in worshiping three goddesses. The first three days are dedicated to Goddess Durga. The next three days for worshipping goddess Lakshmi and the last three days are dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. Dussehra (means the tenth day of Ashwin) marks the end of Navratri, the festival of nine nights. Dussehra is also known as Vijayadashmi (Victory of Durga Mata over Mahishasur). It marks the victory of truth over evil.

I wish you all and your family a Happy Dussehra! 🙂

Categories: Festivals, God, India

The Three i’s

September 27, 2009 1 comment


Categories: Faith, God, Life

Life Goes on…

September 25, 2009 4 comments

goes on

Life is like a train journey. 🙂 Like people board and alight the train, similarly in life’s journey many people come and go from our life. Some are good, some are bad. Some of them stay forever in our life, whereas some enter, stay for a while and then they make an exit for some reason or the other. 😦 They might come back or might not, but this should not shatter/affect us. These people are like passengers. We need to learn to handle such situations because everything happens for a reason. After all, nothing is permanent in life. At the end of all this, we have a lesson to learn that, every person who came into our life had a purpose to serve.

Sometimes I wish we could force some people we love, to stay in our life forever. But then if they don’t go away, we would never be able to understand how important they were to us. When people who are really close to us go away from our life, we get hurt. 😥 But then in the end we realize that their part in the story was over, so they had to leave. There was a purpose that they came into our life. Once the purpose is served they just walk out of our life. They change us in some way or the other, all for the good and we are no more the same. In the end we’ve nothing more to do than just say, “jo hua acche ke liye hua 😉 (Whatever happened, happened for the good)”.

People come and go, we change, everything around us changes, but life – goes on… 🙂

Categories: Life

Expectations and Acceptance

September 16, 2009 9 comments

“We cannot change anything, until we accept it.”

Everybody needs a reality check. It depends on you, how you take it, positively or negatively and this varies from person to person. The ones who take it negatively will continue to see faults in every situation. Like it’s said, “A pessimist does not see the pros of a situation, he can only point out the cons.” And that is so very true. If your frameset is such that nothing good will ever happen/ has ever happened to me then, it actually won’t happen.

Having a positive attitude can help a person appreciate life more. 🙂 It’s like looking more into the good things in life rather than the bad ones. One has to be content with whatever he/she has in life. Just imagine if you cannot walk or talk anymore or see the beauty that is all around you. 😯 Many people realize this only after losing these valuable things. So why not appreciate life in general and the many things that you can still do and thank God for it.

Problems help us to test our ability to deal with life and to survive in the worst situations. People are hurt, when things do not happen the way they want. And then they keep on cribbing about the smallest of things. 😥 For example, I asked for a small round ice-cream cake with a cherry on top and I got a 3-tier German chocolate cake with an extra supply of mango souffle and butter cookies. 😛 Now, that’s great. But the point is, where is my small round ice-cream cake with a cherry on top? 🙄 Is that too much to ask for? 😦 No, it isn’t too much to ask for. It was never too much. But maybe someone thought they would give you more than you wanted assuming that would make you happier. But they assumed wrong, didn’t they know you wanted just that one small cake, and all the big ones in the world cannot make up for the fact that you didn’t get the one you really wanted. (P.S This example is taken from a TOI article. 😀 )
But, you’ve to understand that things don’t always work out the way you want. I know, it’s difficult to accept things that happen against us and eventually give us pain.
“The quickest way to change your attitude toward pain is to accept the fact that everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth.”

It’s simple, you’ll never get everything you want in life. And one has to accept this as a matter of fact at some point of time. Your maturity and the strength to accept the truth make you realize this. But your maturity and strength as a person are not measured by how successful you are in life, rather it’s measured by your willingness to accept the truth and admit defeat when you’ve lost. Acceptance is not ceasing to fight or to admit defeat, it’s actually embracing the truth and welcoming the fact that for some reasons these things had to happen.
“Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you’re going to do about it.”

Once you’ve come to terms with acceptance, life becomes easy. Things become crystal clear and adding to that, the peace of mind you get is just amazing. It’s actually indescribable. 🙂 After that you know which path to choose to reach your goal and eventually achieve success.
“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”

Only expecting things to happen the way you want is extremely foolish. You also need to work in that way to make them happen. The bottom line is ‘Expectations always hurt and Acceptance leads you to success along with peace of mind.’ One has to understand that whatever happens, happens for a reason. But these reasons are not known or understood by humans. Once you start accepting things the way they are, you have to have faith in God too, that he has a much better plan for you. There is something else waiting for you. 🙂
“That is the definition of faith — acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.”

“Accept everything about yourself — I mean everything, you are you and that is the beginning and the end — no apologies, no regrets.” 🙂

Categories: Life

Finallyyy, here I go….

September 13, 2009 20 comments

“It’s never too late to take action.”

Its 2:20 AM and I’m here sitting with my Compiler textbook with no intention of opening it and studying anything. 😀 I am not sleepy too. So I thought what better than writing my very first post. I was looking for a nice and interesting topic to start my blog since quite a few days or should I say almost a month. But then eventually I decided, keeping it simple and straight-forward would be much better. In the mean time I did write 1-2 posts but left them halfway thinking that those weren’t appropriate to start with. Doesn’t matter, I would post them sometime later.

Okay now the much-awaited question…

Why did I start Blogging?

Hmm, I had been wanting to start blogging since a very long time, but the procrastinator that I’m, I kept on delaying it. Also, I wasn’t sure whether I could manage doing it. I mean entering the blogosphere is really easy but surviving in there is difficult.

Coming back to the point, as a child, I always wanted to write a personal diary, but belonging to a middle-class Mumbai-based family, not all of us enjoy the privacy needed to write personal diaries and stuff like that. Now, there wasn’t anything that I would not have liked to be read by someone. But after all, a personal diary is a personal one- not supposed to be read by anyone. So I never took up the idea of writing one. Years passed and that wish of mine remained a wish. 😦

Almost a year back, a friend of mine introduced me to the world of blogging (She had just started blogging, then). I used to really enjoy reading her posts and used to actually look forward to reading them. :). And I must say she writes really well. Okay, let me disclose her name, enough of addressing her with she’s and her’s. It’s Anubha (You can check out her blog).

The bottomline is, her blog inspired me to start writing one. I also started reading blogs of other people. Somewhere I had entered the blogosphere but was always behind the camera, not in the front. 😉 Slowly all this awakened the deep down buried desire in me of wanting to write a personal diary. Although, there’s a lot of difference in writing a personal diary and a blog, it’s all about expressing your views, the way you think, the way you feel, etc. So, here I’m, new into this world of blogging. I hope to survive here for long. 🙂

Oh my God, it’s 3:21 AM. I think I should go to sleep now.

By the way, Welcome to my Blog. And Thanks Anubha 🙂

Categories: Life, Personal, Random