Friday, May 29, 2009


Not calling me often, forgetting my birthday, taking away my favorite ice cream, making me wait for an hour in the scorching summer of Delhi, interrupting me mid-sentence, bitching about a friend of mine, being rude unnecessarily, disagreeing with me etc. are the various reasons I have picked up a fight. On almost all these occasions I have felt that my anger is justified. But then two hours later, after I have had the time to think things over, I realize the stupidity in fighting over these issues. In almost all the cases, the other person has a valid explanation. There are always two sides to a coin and in the moment of anger I forget to look at the other one.

Result: unnecessary unpleasantness

Thus, this whole exercise is a waste of energy and unnecessary rise in my blood pressure. Great health risk if you ask me! For a short tempered person like me its even worse- it happens so often! There is a lingering feeling of anger till five minutes after the fight. Five hours later, the whole episode leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I cool down soon enough. The underlying reason for these fights are generally not worth it - rarely justifying missing out on the good times. And with so much at stake I am left with no option but to apologize. The kind hearted people that I fight with, forgive me most of the times. Well sometimes others apologize too, and then I forgive them :) So I have decided to avoid these episodes altogether. It might get boring like the too-good-to-be-true happy families from Sooraj Barjatya's movies, but I am trying to get there nevertheless. Forgive and forget is the new rule

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Birthday

I have been a bit busy with the final presentation and the report. And because of my busy schedule May 23rd turned out to be Just Another Day for the url when it should have been a busy day with its first birthday celebrations. Poor thing, when it should have been busy receiving hits and wishes from the readers, it had to lie quietly in the corner muttering wishes to itself. No cake, no candles and no celebrations- and all because I couldn't take out time for my favorite space on the web!

Anyways no more delays...Here is wishing Just Another Day a very happy birthday! May you get thousands of readers, worldwide and may you score tons one after the other. I pray your friends always love you the same- your talks remain exciting, you be the center of attraction in a group. May you express your opinion freely and succeed in bringing to notice the small and big things of life. I wish you lead others in the right direction and provide much necessary food for thought to people. And ya don't forget to have fun along the way...

PS: Its Tanaya and Sandy's birthday today. So a very happy birthday to you guys too :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Still Wondering...

पल मिलते हैं साथ
-साथ चलते हैं
जब मोड़ आये
तो बचके निकलते हैं
कितने अजीब रिश्ते हैं यहाँ पे...

यहाँ सभी अपनी ही धुन में दीवाने हैं
वोही जो अपना दिल ठीक माने है|
कौन किसको पूछे? कौन किसको बोले?
सबके लबों पर अपने तराने हैं|
ले जाए नसीब किसको कहाँ पे
कितने अजीब रिश्ते हैं यहाँ पे...

खाबों की ये दुनिया है खाबों में ही रहना है
राहें ले जायें जहाँ संग- संग चलना है|
वक्त ने हमेशा यहाँ नए खेल खेले
कुछ भी हो जाए यहाँ बस खुश रहना है|
मंजिल लगे करीब सबको यहाँ पे
कितने अजीब रिश्ते हैं यहाँ पे...

This song was written by Sandeep Nath and Ajay Jhingran for Madhur Bhandarkar's movie Page 3. Lata Mangeshkar's rendering of the song strikes a cord. But I wonder about the veracity of these lines. Sometimes they appear as the rantings of a cynic and sometimes true. I have not been to make up my mind though...