‘Love’ or ‘Like’

Is there a difference between “TO LIKE a PERSON” and “TO LOVE A PERSON”. Me and my friend were having tea during the break at the tea stall outside our office & were discussing, rather debating on this. I told her there is no difference. If you care for someone and like to be around them whether s/he is your friend or a part of your family, then you like or love a person. She immediately nodded her head and with a smile on her face started explaining:

  • Wow, she looks beautiful!
  • Her hairstyle is just awesome.
  • She is dressed so nicely
  • Her blue eyes are so attractive, etc.. etc..

When you think or talk about a girl with any such above statements, means you LIKE her and not LOVE her. You are explaining the characteristics what you like about her. But do you LOVE her? Think again..!!!
Love can never be explained or measured. It can be only expressed. Love is a feeling that connects two persons emotionally, physically & mentally.

  • When you cannot live a minute w/o thinking about someone
  • When, with that person, you forget all your worries
  • When you are happy to change yourself for that special person, but (s)he does not want you to do that
  • When you wake up in the morning and want to see the first text message from that someone
  • When (s)he get hurts emotionally or physically, you are the first to get your eyes wet
  • When you come to the coffee shop 1hr before the scheduled time and find (s)he has already arrived.
  • When every song & its lyrics, you are listening to, relates to that one person

This is what you call LOVE. Understood my dear friend, she said smiling and stood up to leave while I started relating to what she just said, which was so true..!!!

Have a great Weekend ahead..!!!

Spread the Love..!!! 

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Happiness.. It’s in YOU

I lived happiness today, just by a comment, a message, meeting few people for whom you are important and vice versa. When people make you feel special, you know you have done something good.


Happiness is:

  • When your friend 1000kms far, enjoying his holiday and messaging you how happy he is and sharing his feelings.
  • When you are sitting with your friend and silently enjoying that hot cup of coffee.
  • When someone who is not going to return; who made you laugh and stood by you at every stage of your life; you can feel the presence of that person sitting besides you and a smile lights up on your face.
  • When you are out witted by your kiddo, like you used to do when you were of the same age.
  • Sitting at the beach and watching the sun dive into that sea.

Life has become a routine and at the end of every day we complain how bad it was. So many things happen in our life but we miss the small small things which made us happy for an hour, minute or a second. Rather than complaining, think about those moments. Rewind and Re-live the moments. Your life will get a new perspective and you will actually starting living the life.

HAPPINESS IS YOU AND IT’S YOU WHO HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE THE LIFE HOW YOU WANT TO LIVE..!!!

Karma & Life

Roaming around the city and thinking, looking at other people, is it only me whose life is such a mess?

I curse God and want him standing in front of me. Question him, why me?? What have I done wrong that I need to face all these troubles. And because of me my near and dear ones also are going through all the pain. While I keep thinking this, I hear a voice from inside. It’s my Mom.

She believed in God and would always suggest me to pray just for a good life and not to expect anything or question him. She also said, “Whatever happens in life, happens for a reason and for good. It might be lesson learnt or success.”

She was very clear on her thoughts for God. “When you started with the things which got you here, did you consent God before doing anything?” NO, comes the answer. “Then why now? Why now you curse God rather than looking for solutions? Just think that, as much as you have prayed him, the trouble you are going through is much less compared to what it could be. Its cause of his existence and his hands on us that we are able to still live with all this problems and work on solving this.”

She always said, keep praying without any expectations and thank him for not getting you into more a mess than you are in. He will keep his eye on you. Do good for people and he will do good to you. Even if someone is doing bad to you; you keep you ego, anger, revenge aside and just smile it out. God is watching all of us and his karma is destined to show how the life will be. Your Karma you build, is what your life will be all about.

I never believed this, but later in life I realized that it is true and whatever you do good or bad comes back to you..!!!

Build good karma and result will always be good..!!!

That Auburn luminary

Last night my thoughts didn’t permit a sound sleep and above that a hectic day, later today, with 4hrs of continuous meetings and no lunch. My mind had given up and pushed my body to shut off all the work, drive away home and collapse on the bed. Sharp at 6:30pm, without wasting a second, I rushed to the parking, totally exhausted. Driving slowly, I take a turn and see that Auburn luminary illuminating its presence in the sky. Mesmerized with the stunning view, I stop the car and click a picture.

Leaning to car, I stare at the view with a steady gaze, adoring the lovely sun.

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The road – secluded. Slow winds embracing the trees. The sky, changing its colour as the sun made its way down.

Standing there and observing this wonderful act of nature, made my day forcing me to forget all the stress and giving me strength to take over the world yet again. Energy Reloaded.

!!!..BRING IT ON..!!!

Friday, The 13th – Rise above your Fears

Friday, The 13th – Rise above your Fears

Since morning I was seeing posts, tweets, discussions happening around today – “Friday, The 13th”. All of them had their own view points. Some believed it to be an unlucky day where they would not plan, invest, start a new venture. And for some it was just a routine day of work before weekend started. While surfing the net, I opened my twitter account and saw “Friday The 13th” trending with 177K tweets. That made me inquisitive to look at the tweets and what people had a say about it. Later I asked 3 of my friends, what were their views on this?

1st Friend: It’s just a date. Everyone has their own ‘Friday, The 13th’ in their life. It’s just like believing in god. Sometimes people over do such things, and then it feels a bit irritating.

2nd Friend: I don’t believe in such things. It’s just a combination of day and date like maths – permutations and combinations. Some combinations happen more frequently and some are rare. However, human beings are such that anything good happens on that day, that’s their lucky day and if anything bad happens, that’s their unlucky day.

3rd Friend: It’s just any other day for me. Maybe I am happier that day. I mean people have their beliefs and we should respect them till the time they are not harming the society.

In my case, I love to purposefully do the things that are told not to be done, specifically which don’t have any reasons and where the base is only ‘Superstitions’ or ‘Just what people hear and believe’. Trust me, I get more motivated, thrilled, energetic when I am about to cross the boundary of superstitious beliefs to break the myth. Somehow it turns out to be positive, because back in my mind, I know I have to prove that belief wrong.

Some families have beliefs being followed since their ancestor times where no one bothered to question or ask a simple – ‘WHY’. I grew up in such a family with lot of fear and alertness. I used to always ensure the beliefs are followed. Such as:

  1. When a black cat crosses your path, you need to stop for a minute and then start walking
  2. Do not cut nails at night
  3. If you are leaving the house and sneeze once, wait until you sneeze second time and then leave
  4. Don’t go near a ‘Peepal Tree’ at night, else ghosts will take you with them
  5. Don’t open an Umbrella inside the house

I still remember that day when I had broken this myth and was freed from superstitious beliefs, killing all my fears. I was in hurry to reach college for a scheduled examination. I had reached 5mins late and while entering the college gate, suddenly a cat jumped from the pillar and crossed my path. I rushed to the examination hall without stopping and thinking what bad could happen. Later results were out and I HAD FAILED THAT SUBJECT. All the way from college to home, I was thinking – “Is it because I didn’t stop for a moment when the cat had passed?”; “What if I had stopped, it was just a minute?”; “Does this even relate? ‘CAT’ & ‘FAILING THE EXAM’?”

As soon as I reached home, I went to my room started putting the thoughts together and came to a conclusion. It was not the ‘CAT’ or ‘SUPERSTITIOUS BELIEF’ which made me fail in exam. It was my ‘FEAR’ of something bad to happen and kept thinking of that which led to lack of focus on the answers I wrote. Since then, whether a cat crosses my way or a dog; whether I sneeze once or thrice; whether I cut my nails at night or early morning, nothing matters to me. I don’t think of anything except, what I am going to work on and how can I succeed in that.

We have got this life of a human being and no one knows when it’s going to end. Don’t waste your time behind such stupid things until you have answers to it, logically or scientifically. There are so many important things in the world to care about. Live your life at the fullest, enjoy every bit of it with your friends, family, colleagues.

I love reading Robin Sharma’s books and he has very nicely put some of the beautiful quotes on FEAR.

  1. You were born into fearlessness, but the world may have taught you to fear.
  2. Fear only become powerful when you give it your power.
  3. Make your faith larger than you fears.
  4. The fear we don’t face become our limits.
  5. Being scared is part of being alive. Accept it. Walk through it.

When are you becoming #FEARLESS?

Love You, Miss You. Mom..!!!

Love You, Miss You. Mom..!!!

“Mom”, a word that gives you confidence that there is one person on earth who, no matter how far/near you are with her, will always be there to support you, guide you.

She is one person, who reads your face and without any questioning, provides you with the solution.

She is one person, who trusts you without any second thoughts, whether you are right or wrong.

She is one person, who hides all her pains with a beautiful smile on her face creating a positive vibe, Just for You.

She is one person, who ensures you get all the happiness in the world, no matter for that, what she might have to go through.


People say they understand me, but no one ever understood me like you did.

People see me happy, smiling but no one ever knew the sadness deep down my heart like you did.

People think they know me in and out, but only you knew my feelings, the pain I was going through.

You sacrificed your dreams, your life to make my dreams a reality.

Now that you are gone, I recollect the memories, the struggle you have been through without any expectations, any demands. I wish if I could have given at least 1% of that back to you, you would be sitting here next to me. You always said and believed, Whatever happens, it happens for a reason and always for something better. So always be positive and keep smiling.

I keep quoting this and will follow through my entire life..!!!


You were my soul, my friend,
Without you the life’s purpose seems a dead end..
I will always cherish the memories we had,
All that happy moments and sad,
No one can ever break us apart,
Like a light in darkness, you will always remain in my heart..!!!


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All your mother wants is your happiness and success. She never expects anything in return. Its you who have to shower the same level of love and affection like she does. And that’s when you will see a sparkle in her eyes, glow on her face and broad smile with happy tears..!!! #PriceLess

 

A Journey.. Sunset to Sunrise

A Journey.. Sunset to Sunrise

What happens when two friends, on a Saturday afternoon, relaxing at one’s place, without their wives around? An impromptu journey begins.

Casually he asked me, “Chale Mumbai, Ghumke aate hai.” I thought he was just joking but in no time we had hit the Pune-Mumbai expressway. Nothing planned – What will we do? When will we come back? More importantly, we were supposed to have our lunch at his place which was now forgotten. The whole exhilaration of a spontaneous trip was driving us crazy, in a positive way.

We entered Mumbai around 4pm and in no time we were part of the famous bustling traffic of Mumbai. Seeing the traffic, we moved off the road and took the SeaLink route to Bandra, which was one of our best decisions.


Bandra-Worli SeaLink (5pm)

A direct connectivity from Worli to Bandra, this SeaLink is a masterpiece of 20150418_180424creation and the first cable-stayed bridge on the open seas in India. The view from the SeaLink was mesmerizing and amazingly beautiful. There was not a single point where you don’t want to click pictures of the scenic beauty of the sea, sunset and the bridge. Cars cruised like in a race, however we enjoyed the sunset, going a bit slow with soothing music and clicking photos. BE-AWARE: Stopping your car on the bridge and taking photos is banned.

Finally we reached the Bandra Station and picked up one of our friends. She was all excited and thrilled. We discussed and finally decided to start from the Mount Mary Church which was approx. 3kms away.


Mount Mary Church (7pm)

One of the iconic churches in Mumbai well lit, peaceful, calm and divine. The structural design of the church is one of the best incredible architectures. 20150418_192830The pictorial representation of Jesus story inside the church was an insight, one should not miss. Quiet, serene atmosphere takes your mind and soul to a completely different place where its only you with all the positive thoughts, without any disturbance. An unforgettable celestial experience. Items created by wax (house, cars, money, etc) are sold outside which can be purchased and kept inside the church. It is said, what you keep it there you will soon have it. We prayed and left clicking the pictures of the church.


Bandstand (8pm)

Walkable distance was Bandstand. A fascinating and beautiful place to relax with your loved ones or friends or family. Sea-side view, sitting on the rocks and enjoying the cool breeze takes you away from all your worries. Over and above, listening the sound of waves hitting the rocks with the band playing guitar, singing in a group, just amazing. One of the most soothing, wonderful moments when you want to forget everything and just live the moment with a hot black coffee in your hand. We stayed there for an hour or two and our entire tiredness of the trip till now had taken a back seat. We were refreshed and headed to our next destination.

We reached linking road, just to check out as it was one of the famous places in Mumbai for shopping. We roamed around shop to shop looking at the shopkeepers who were luring public to shop. Not much we did there and continued to Juhu beach which was a 30mins drive.


Juhu Beach (11pm)

We reached Juhu beach around 11pm. It was a pleasant change, after a hectic drive in the traffic of Mumbai. The night was dark with stormy winds. 20150419_004949The moon gave a stare through flimsy clouds and went back yet again. We could clearly hear the waves hitting the rough sand. It was a high tide night and probably because of that it was less crowded. We strolled for an hour or so, everyone so silent, enjoying the cool breeze and the quietness. Later we sat at one of the food joints, famous for Pav Bhaji, which was about to close, but he served us. Finally we left happily feeling charged to get some more out of Mumbai.


Taj Mahal Palace – Shamiana (2AM)

We then decided to visit Gateway of India, however it was already 2am and we were somewhat sure it would have been closed. taj coffeeOur guess was right so we entered Hotel Taj Mahal Palace’s Shamiana, which was at a walking distance, to have a hot cup of coffee. We chit-chatted with our coffees for around an hour or two, discussing the craziness we were up to from one place to another, laughing, enjoying the soft music.


Marine Drive (4am)

It was 4am and we were still thrilled to keep this trip going on. No stress/No Tiredness. 20150419_061314We reached Marine Drive, an arc shaped promenade at the beach of Arabian Sea. We reached on time and could witness the famous – Queens Necklace created by the street lights giving the feel of the pearls. Cool Breeze, Sea Side, Queens Necklace, stunning view of South-West Mumbai was all awesomely stunning. It was about dawn and time for Sunrise. Joggers on the track, Chaiwalas around the boulevard near interesting, observing the people and commenting and laughing. Finally, sun rose beautifully from the opposite side coming up from the tall buildings of Mumbai, fascinating.

We left around 7am, back to Pune, taking a hell lot of memorable moments. One of the best night outs and the first Mumbai experience. Its truly stated for Mumbai as,

 The City that never sleeps..!!!