Sunday, July 13, 2014

For Them Only We Survive !

Life is small,
And dreams are big

Dreams give you wings,
To fly and soar.

Dreams give you strength,
To live the present and hope for better.

Dreams give you dreams,
To achieve more and gleam.

Dreams give you hope,
To make your dreams true.

Dreams are life,
For them only we survive.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Dreams !

My dreams are small,
But they are significant.

My dreams give me strength,

To survive and be alive.

My dreams are sunlight,
Make my day cheerful and bright.

My dreams are important,
Keep me focus and determinant.

My dreams are small,
But for me, they are All !!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

When Love Is The Thing..

You are a king,
When Love is the thing.

Silly fights Make you feel stupid,
But it happens when there is cupid.

Journey is more interesting than destination,
‘Cuz all you care about - time and attention.

Losing in it makes you feel winner & richer,
Falling for someone comes without fear.

Someone’s smile make you smile,

As it's the best thing happened to you in awhile.

Every moment you're in real Zing,
When Love is the thing.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Do We Feel Free and Independent ?!

On International Women's day , I asked a simple question to myself. How safe and free I feel today comparing to last IWD ? And trust me , I have felt no change in the environment around me, the social thinking around me.

I have a question for my readers. Though it's my personal observation or perception but Is IWD is getting closer to be another Mother's day or Valentine's day? Is it losing its main motive? Has it just become a day when men express their love/gratitude towards the women in their life ? How many of us know the UN theme of Women's Day 2014 ?

If most of the answers of above questions(except last question) are 'yes' then Why are we celebrating IWD?

We should definitely ask this question to ourselves because the main motto of IWD is social awareness of women rights and we will achieve that motto ,  the day,  I or many women like me will feel free, independent and will not see gender discrimination in our society. Because I personally believe that the top cause of every women related issue is gender inequality which inherently derives from the way our society thinks about men and women.

Today also , I know people around me who are gender biased , who prefer a son over daughter , who thinks women are weaker sex, who thinks women and men should not have equal rights , who thinks women are home maker and men are bread maker , who think if a girl is raped; it's her fault and many more examples. We have to get away with this mentality. We have to think differently. We have to push ourselves hard to change the thinking of people around us at the least basis.

In my opinion , if we succeed to bring a shift of mind in people around us then we are truly celebrating International Women Day. And it requires help at an individual level. Laws and organisations working for  issues related to women's rights might help but the real change requires efforts at individual level - yes, Only YOU can make the change. So , Stand up and speak for your own rights (Yes, It takes a lot of courage) and inspire others to do the same.  

Happy Weekend

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What a Song Can Do To You !!

Another night when I just woke up and couldn't get back to sleep at all. I was thinking what to do and it just clicked me.. let's listen to some music (In hope of getting some sleep :)) and I tuned into FM. Though it turned out to be an inspiration to write a blog soo early in morning and suddenly I realize it's my first ever early morning post (Reason to smile :)).

I started listening back to back Bollywood hindi songs on my favourite FM channel and the song 'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram' from movie 'Krrish3' was played after some time. It just hit me after few seconds that something or someone is related to this song. I was trying to remember the reason and it just brought a smile on my face.

I realised it was connecting me to Hetal, a girl who applied mehandi (Heena) on my hands in my wedding. This catchy song was her cell's ringtone and her always smiling face and the conversations I had with her just flashed by. I was happily mesmerised with her will power to lead and excel in her field. 

Hetal is an average indian woman, educated, happily married and a mother of two-year cute lil girl. She used to work in ladies beauty parlour but two years back she started her own work. She doesn't own a place to run her business at present but she is highly motivated to have it one day and I liked that thinking a lot. I could see that satisfaction, willingness and sparkle in her eyes for the things she wants to do in her life and that made me happy. 

Sometimes when she was getting late at work , she used to be sad because her only child used to be alone at home and she said, "My husband has night shifts but he is very nice. He will stay at home a little extra for the baby until I go back. It's a very good thing that he is that supportive. We both are working and I want our lil girl to study as much she can and I hope she follow her own dreams".  

As per me she is a living character from Sheryl Sandberg's book 'Lean In : Women, work and the will to lead' for the women around her. A true motivation to excel !!

All the best Hetal for your dreams.

For me , it's time to go and see the sunrise with a cup of tea !! :)

Friday, January 17, 2014

I will always love you.. I swear !

Love me none or hate me more,
I will always be yours.

Love me in silence or with dare,
I will always care.

Love my ideas or hate my views,
I will always be there with you.

Love my smile or give me tears,
I will die for ya.. my dear.

Love me today or love me never,
I will always love you.. I swear.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tomorrow Will Bring a New Day !

Tomorrow will bring a new day,
And a light of hope will illuminate our way.

Hope to live in a better humanitarian world,
By listening our inner self to make right decisions.

Hope we get the strength to stand against wrong,
No matter it's for a stranger or for our own.

Hope we are able to forgive others,
And never do the things to us which shudder.

Hope we contribute to an equal society,
Where humans are not discriminated based upon sex.

Hope we break our boundaries and shatter our silence,
To voice for them who are less privileged.

Hope we shape a new world,
By not being ignorant and ridicule.

**One more year is ending by leaving mix bag of memories with us. I hope we cherish the good ones for rest of our lives and learn from our past mistakes to make our 2014 more joyous. 

I wish all my readers a very prosperous and achieving upcoming 2014. May all your dreams come true.

My last blog for 2013. See you next year!! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

You Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone

I may be mad,
I may be bad,
But I am clearly not to be understand.

I have my highs,
And I have my lows,
But I will never be your woe.

I will be forever,
Or just for awhile,
But I am never your smile.

I may not be near,
I may not be your dear,
But you gonna miss me everywhere.

You gonna miss my laugh,

You gonna miss my talk,
You gonna miss me When I'm gone.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Love Is Everlasting !

There she was , sitting at her table with her diary, going to pen down her day. But, today also her mind was not allowing her to think beyond Rahul - her life and soon she was lost in those beautiful memories which were making her smile as the day was witnessing twelve years of togetherness.

Anjali and Rahul met during a placement program some five years back. Rahul - a charismatic personality, tall and handsome and Anjali - an average indian smart girl. Luckily both of them got selected in the same company and while parting they exchanged their contact details.

They used to call each other for company related formalities. As time passed by, gradually Anjali started liking Rahul, not because of his looks, but because of his courteous and kind nature with everyone and anyone.

Soon they became very good friends after joining the company. Having every meal together was part of their daily routine. And after dinner long walk till home, that used to be the time when Rahul kept irritating and mocking Anjali and she used to adore it.

She had started loving Rahul but she was not aware of what was Rahul up to.

"Have I told you about Ria?", he asked Anjali.

"No, who is she? " , she responded.

"She is my sister's friend. We talk a lot these days and I think , We have started liking each other. I am soon going to propose her.", Rahul replied.

Anjali hugged Rahul and wished him the luck though she was broken and crying inside. She never admitted to Rahul that she loved him more than anything in this world. She was always a brave girl for the rest of the world but she was soft hearted inside. 

The recent affair of Rahul couldn't change Anjali's behaviour for him. She was his usual friend or may be his soul-buddy

Months passed by and one fine day Rahul asked Ria , "Will you marry me?".
"What?! Rahul, Please don't take me wrong. I always think of you as a very good friend. I don't think that way." , Ria said.

Rahul was deep in despair, lost in himself. He didn't come to work for two days. Anjali was worried and she called him, "Where are you Rahul? Why are you not coming to work? Is everything okay?".

"No, Anjali ! nothing is okay", Rahul responded.
"Okay ! Let's meet in the coffee shop near your house and we will talk. Now Cheer up Please!", Anjali said.

They were sipping coffee in that shop after a long time. Through the window, The view outside was awesome. Black clouds were covering the sky and hiding the beautiful shiny sun and it seemed soon rain was going to start. 

"Why Ria is not like you?", asked Rahul.
"What? I didn't get you.", replied Anjali.
"I meant why did not she care much about me like you do. You care for me very differently. Why are you like this?", Rahul responded.

Anjali just smiled."What are you smiling at? I asked you a question. Oh.. wait.. Do you.. ?" , Rahul held her hand.
"Yes, I love you" , confessed Anjali today after soo many long years.
"Why did you never tell me earlier?", Rahul questioned.
"Because , I never wanted to influence your decision in life. My love for you is without any condition. You are always my best friend first." , She said.
"And , I think, I can never get a better soulmate than you. I love you too. I just didn't realise it earlier.", Rahul said.

Anjali cried in happiness. Anjali took two platinum bands out of her purse which she was carrying since one and half years and asked Rahul , "I love you. Will You marry me?".

Rahul took the band and slipped it on her finger and she did the same. Both of them found there eternal love and they celebrated their day of love with Platinum.

Clouds outside disappeared. Sun was coming out of the clouds , making them smile and shining at their faces like Platinum.

This story is an entry for Indiblogger contest "Platinum Day Of Love"

Disclaimer: All characters in this work are fictional. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Monday, October 28, 2013

अगले जनम मोहे बिटिया ना कीजो..

कब तक वो नज़रें  मुझे  नज़रों से लूटेंगी ,
कब तक मेरी आज़ादी का दम घोटेंगी । 
क्यूँ है मेरी आज़ादी पे प्रश्नचिन्ह ,
क्यूँ सदियां बदली पर बदली ना मेरे प्रति सोच । 

औरत हूँ, मर्द से कमतर समझी जाती हूँ ,
अपने अस्तित्व अपने मान के लिए हर पल जल जल जाती हूँ । 
लोगों  की  ये  सोच  हर  पल  मुझे  सताती  है ,
ऐसा  भेदभाव  देख कर  आँखें  मेरी  भर  आती  है । 

दुर्गा काली  के देश में ,
क्यूँ मै सिसक सिसक मर जाती हूँ । 
लड़ती हूँ अपने अधिकार को हर पल ,
फिर  भी इंसान से पहले औरत ही समझी जाती हूँ । 

बचपन की यादें और यादों की डोली ,
दिल की हर धड़कन बस ये कह के रो ली । 
अगले जनम मोहे बिटिया ना कीजो । 
अगले जनम मोहे बिटिया ना कीजो । 


Translated version for all my english readers 

Till when those eyes will try to rape me,
Till when my freedom will be caged and suffocated.
Why there is a question mark on my freedom,
Centuries changed but thinking towards women never change.

I am a lady and understood a weaker sex,
I die every moment for my identity and respect.
How people think -  troubles me a lot,
I cry to death by seeing this inequality.

In the country of goddess Durga and Kaali,
Why i die every day crying,
I fight for my rights every second,
Still i am considered as a woman and not a human.

Memories of childhood and a caravan of those memories,
My heart beats just cry and pray,
Don't make me a girl next life,
Don't make me a girl next life.