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Just five minutes of goodness

It’s always so good to see people helping people. Today I witnessed something like that when a man in his 30s stood by the side of a handicapped old man in a mayhem crowd. The man was going to work but still managed to spare 5 minutes to help that old man cross the street.

Just 5 minutes of charity everyday leaves you with a complacent feeling in mind. On that thought I would like to share a very inspiring video which was shared to me by a friend. I hope you like it.

Only if we have 5 minutes to spare.!!

Song of a Woman…

Who says women can be celebrated only on March 8th, for all the lovely women in my life:

She was a nymph last week,

Turns a woman today

She sashays in the crowd.

Swishing her skirt away

She can dance on Debussy.

While she sings ‘Marrakesh Express’

She believes in joys of life,

An enchanting charisma she possess

She conveys with her eyes,

That shines with a dab of kohl

She tosses her hair around,

Waking up dead souls

Her scent enthrals the breeze,

As she wanders all around

It’s the male attention she seize,

As she walks in the yellow gown

She looks at the sky and it rains,

Her lips smile that glows her face

She looks at the mirror and,

Ignores how resplendent she looks

She lives with an exquisite flamboyancy,

Her memories of childhood fade away

Her soul is in sweet ecstasy,

As she turns a woman today!

Where your freedom lies?

“Freedom” symbolises different but significant meaning to everyone. For some it may mean to do everything they want to and for some it may be just to abide by their fundamental rights. We are born free but as we grow that freedom of doing small things is taken away from us. If not forcefully than on moral grounds. Suddenly, we find ourselves entangled in this whole web of legality of actions.

“Do not roam naked freely, it may not be morally correct” said a policeman
“well I don’t intend to condescend anyone but it’s just my way of expressing happiness” said the man in mid twenties.
“But what you are doing is not allowed” – policeman
“But I was allowed when I was 5 year old, why not now” – man
“Well now you are grown up!” – policeman

I don’t mean that everybody should roam naked in happiness but the bigger picture is to understand that how our thoughts and expressions are sometimes curtailed in the light of being sophisticated. The freedom which we brought with ourselves in this world is now manipulated and is molded on convenience to build a morale society.

I demand to know why is it not morally correct to behave or do things from our childhood without getting attention of glaring eyes. Who gets to decide what fits in the moral society? And what is this moral society anyway? Does this moral society takes a beggar home when they see him in rags? Or lay blanket on him to avoid him looking incorrect in surroundings?

Just imagine a world without any impositions or constitution built rights. Is it not more real and easy to live in.

I hereby decline any state defining or awarding me the rights with which I was born.

“This is my right, a right given by god
To live a free life, to live in freedom

We talkin’ about freedom
Talkin’ bout freedom
I will fight, for the right
To live in freedom

Anyone, who wants to take it away
Will have to answer, cause this is my right”- Paul McCartney

Forgotten Gratitudes…

Life is running out too fast. We sometime take our people for granted and forget to convey them their importance in our lives. May be to an extent that their absence might affect our presence. Some oblivious pointers of life that are needed to be recalled:

  • Show your Mom how much you love and care for her. That her food is the best meal you had in a day. That you are proud of her for all the pain she takes to keep the family integrated.
  • Tell your Dad that you are thankful to him to provide you all the things you demanded in life. That you look up to him for all the hardwork he has done so that you would never face financial crunch.
  • Say your brother or sister that no matter what you will always stand by them. That you fight with them because you adore them. That they are your saviour at times.
  • Sit by your dog, cuddle him and run your fingers through his coat. Thank him for being a mute listener for all your jibber-jabber. And that he is the best dog you ever had. 
  • Meet friends. Not like body meeting body but soul meeting soul. Salute them for being asses in your life. Thank them for all the laughter they have provided when you needed it most. Be grateful to them for taking you out from abyss like infinite times.
  • Finally thank God for being so kind on you, to grant you a life which is beautiful. And you wouldn’t have wished for anything better.

Enrich your life with these Oscar winners. As you don’t want to live with a qualm of not being grateful to people who are the reason for your existence.

Say It…for youself

 Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” – Albert Einstein

To be opinionated or not to be that is the question. I have always observed that having opinions on everything and having none at all both are not taken in a very good light. It gets annoying sometimes with opinionated people but that’s genuine as there can’t be two lions living peacefully in a territory, they ought to fight to survive. They may not agree with each other’s opinions but are conscious enough of each other’s presence. On the other hand, I feel sorry for those who lack any thought or idea of their own. They are like shadows following voiced souls. There may be a variety that holds opinion but are meek to express them as they think their expression might be rejected or remain unheard. But what is wrong with the rejection, even president’s policies are sometimes rejected by people? You got to try over and over again and soon you will get used to of rejection. Sometimes I think, these non-opinionated people are dangerous for a democracy, as they wouldn’t even know whom to vote in elections. But it is equally true that these non-opinionated people are angels, as you know they will never disagree with you so you will always get their nods. Hmmm, does not sound fun. May be they opt to be mutes most of the times so that they can be in good books of others. Well, there are enough good people on this planet, I still like to be counted as a headstrong.

It is not my business but I still would like to give an advice to such people. Stop being good if you are trying to. Look around and think. You will soon get some thought on India’s deteriorating politics, global recession or civil wars in Gulf. Say it, even if it doesn’t make sense or is insensitive statement. But you have to say it, otherwise you will be soon termed as DUMB both literally and figuratively.

A Letter from an Employee

Dear Boss,

This is to bring to your notice that I am dying. No, not with cancer but with the work load you’ve been bestowing on me. I may be one of your efficient employees but I have only one overused brain, a pair of hands and eyes each. Oh, by the way, my left eye couldn’t take the atrocities and has reddened temporarily and don’t even ask about the horrendous dark circles, they are just worsening day by day. All the endless work has made my brain an early receptor to dementia. I am glad to tell you that I’ve been meeting my project deadlines till now without fail by drudging 45 hours per week. Almost self sabotaging my social life. People run away from crabby me. I appreciate your efforts to make your employees happy (or less grumpy) with lunch parties at times but in reality it’s a bane (for a 25-year-old woman) more than a boon, as my inability to visit gym on working days is making me fat. Some more lunches and I’ll become a football. I am quite sure the alarming level of caffeine is running like a toxicant in my blood. Did I mention a couple of grey hair on my head, ah, never mind. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the outdoor activities the company was supposed to organize but didn’t, as you are busy making big bucks!

I, however thank my parents for still recognizing me and providing me night shelter and one time meal, for free. The day is not far when I’ll become a tenant in my own home and will be asked for rents. My dog doesn’t hold any expectations from me either as most of the times I am just sleep walking at home.

I kindly request you to figure out something effective before I turn into a complete ass. Lastly, I just wish I could send you this heart-rending letter in person.

Your soon-to-be lunatic employee