Saturday, August 23, 2008

Anyone want inspiration

We crib about so many Things in Life and yet do we ever question ourselves about what our contribution to society is? How much have we worked hard in order to get "THAT THING DONE"

Two Completely different Personalities and yet they have achieved what any athlete would dream about:->An Olympic Medal....Michael Phelps on the left with 8 golds and India's "Wrestling Hero" Sushil Kumar with the Bronze on the Right. Why have I highlighted him and not the guy who got the gold for India...Ohh well the reason is that he looks more contemporary to the look of a modern Indian Sportsperson and incase you didn't know ...he actually won 3 fights in a row within an hour to get the bronze.(Taking nothing away from Abhinav Bindra...He too worked hard) So he represents someone who was down and out literally having lost his First one really knew him. No Media Attention and BOOM....A bronze.....So you really don't have to look towards your peers for any inspiration ...I have him right here in my blog :P...And let's say incase you become complacent having achieved a lot in life and the word inspiration doesn’t exist ....look towards the person on the left.......

Michael Phelps :-> Winner of 6 Gold Medals at the Athens Games but yet didn’t retire...Okk he is just 23 but normally pro Swimmers retire early like the Aussie Ian Thorpe but yet had that desire and hunger to break Spitz's record. And he did and how!! One had to see the 100m's Butterfly Final's to get first hand account of his desire to win. He had to stretch at the last hurdle and was just microsecond away of loosing the Gold but that determination was too strong and god was with him. That just shows how he did not wish to sit with his own laurels. Wanted to give it another go and what a heck of a inspiration he has turned out to be!!

So you see it is never over in life...One just has to look around. Not at the First Grader but to people like these...One who despite all odds proved everything and another whose hunger and desire propelled him past his post of glory...Incredibly Inspiring!!!

P.S: Seeing the Olympics in Doordarshan is an experience in itself....The most funniest thing is when a sport is being showed and I don't know from where a Voice comes in saying arre woh Vijender ka bout sawaa barah baje hain naa or something like arre iske baad humein basketball dikhana hain naa
Lollzzz Good o'l Doordarshan !!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

"Chicken'ed" Out

Disclaimer: The following post does not intend to disrespect/disregard/disgrace or ridicule “Chicken Eating people” neither does it have any intentions in turning people into Vegetarians. It just presents a personal point of View :P

Eating at a “proper” Restraunt happens very rarely for me, may be once, twice or if lucky thrice in a month. And most of the time, errr all the time actually, it happens to be with my family or relatives. Unless ofcourse, my friends beg me for a “Paaarrty” on every silliest of occasions: P... So the other end when I did venture out on a rainy, windy Saturday Afternoon and it wasn’t a “Paaaarty”, it was one of those rare Restraunt Visits.

I gave my own individual order and was rendered jobless when all of a sudden.......
U: How come you don’t Eat Chicken??
Me: Oh Well, I don’t like it
U: “Don’t like Chicken!! At your age, you don’t like chicken *almost collapses in his chair* Strange! Oh, C’mon be a man, here have some….
Me: No thank you, but I don’t want to!!
U: Don’t forget, you have to go abroad, there they will serve you all kinds of meat,” what will you do then, eh?
Me: I actually prefer Prawn Uncle.
U: Oh Prawns are for the ladies,” Real Men Eat Chicken”!!

And So I don’t know why, how, what but I did do the unthinkable…It only was a “Starter” though, but I was really pissed off…It hadn’t gone well, both, the chicken and his banter…..Lunch started to taste bitter...Is it wrong to be a vegetarian??Ok, I may not be a proper vegetarian, but I really don’t mind turning into one…Why are the Veggie’s Ridiculed all the time? My Non-Vegetarian Friend said the other day.. “Pagal, Main agar teri Jagah hotaa toh tooth padhtaa”….”Lekin,main teri tarah nahin hoon”, I said in gest... It all depends one one’s Taste buds and mine are all for the Veggie’s and I don’t get why anyone should have a problem…Bahhh…This Post makes me hungry.....I better go and have some palatable stuff :P

Ohh Before you go,Check out another post that I wrote for "The Writer's Lounge"..I am enjoying my time with fellow writers there...Great Initiative Stephen and Thanks for the membership :)....Go Read


Friday, August 1, 2008

CAUTION !!!!! :->Death Ahead

"28 Bombs Found in Surat", the headline screamed. As I often do, I skipped that part and read the sports section instead. But somehow, that particular headline rang over and over again. It even overshadowed things like “Eric Cantona advises Ronaldo to stay at Man utd”.A pretty bizarre occurrence ran in my head. The newspaper had also given the pictures of the people who had died in the Ahmedabad Blasts and I thought to myself, “Did these people know that they are going to die soon??” Suddenly the relevance of words like "Life and “Death” seemed totally Irrelevant and Questionable.

I remember a conversation I had with my Grand-mum decades back when she had said, Remember Son, All the People living in this world have a definite Lifespan which is encrypted in their Foreheads. So I asked, don't we know then when are we going to Die??Unfortunately Not, and that's why it is said that we must always live our life to its fullest :) Why think about Death, It has already been decided by the Almighty!! That's why LIVE LIFE and don't think anything else. Just out of curiosity grandma...What about those who commit Suicide...Does the almighty decide that too?? To that Grandma said: They are the most coward people in the world who do that as they don't find any solution to a "Problem”. Look son, Almighty doesn't want people to die but he can't stop the cowardly, Can he/she??

Those who planted the bombs were cowards too, as they were fighting a loosing cause. After the Mumbai Train Blasts 2 years ago, they talked about the "Spirit" that people living in the city showed when they went to work next Morning...BULLSHIT!!!...That was sheer "Majburi" and nothing else. They actually also wanted to LIVE LIFE if you look at it in one way. They also agreed with my grand-mum's "Lifespan Theory"...To be Really Honest, I wasn't Scared after the Mumbai Blasts, But after Banglore/Benglooru and then Ahmedabad I am kind of Starting to.But then I remember my Grand-mum,the conversation and her theory and I say let's LIVE LIFE but let's all be cautious as unfortunately there's nobody to tell us something like CAUTION!!!! :-> Death Ahead.....