Thursday, April 19, 2012
Saturday, October 15, 2011
As much peace as I find in the soul stirring stillness of the Silent Valley, and bask on the warm beaches of the marina, marvelling at my own insignificance before the Bay of Bengal, I can't help but stand on Yonge Street in Toronto and be amazed by the amazing transformation that has been brought about, not by some supreme being that is dressed in purple robes, but mere humans!
As much as the pristine Himalayas soothed my soul and made me feel one with the universe, the CN tower and magnificent city lights energize my mind and renew my spirit. I am constantly astounded by the sheer force of will and nimbleness of mind that has allowed the human race to build, generation upon generation, some of the most awe inspiring structures ever.
Sure we probably destroyed the planet along the way and future generations are probably doomed to living in oxygen free, concrete jungles. But, why do we under estimate our kids so much? If we could build these majestic cities, that were probably inconceivable to people 80 or 100 years ago, why are we so sure that our kids, and theirs, won’t find a way to make things better? After all, the human spirit is the only thing that has endured through all these generations.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
After years of being bogged down with supposedly better things to do in life, my bestest friend in all the world took me for a movie aptly titled "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara". This happened to be a couple of days after he tried to convince me that I couldn't fit 68 hours of work into a 24 hour day.
Anyway, with Eva perched on my lap with her favourite blanket securely in hand, we sat down for the most fun we've had in awhile. Eva bounced and fist pumped to every song in-spite of it being 11 pm and even B was caught laughing at times (regional languages are not his first choice). It totally got me to realize that at the end of the day, a goofy movie can be a lot more satisfying than ticking off just a couple more item on an endless ToDo list!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
You taught me to spell hippopotamus when I was a little child
And gave me dire warnings when I grew up and went wild.
You took me in, in the middle of the night - no questions asked,
Let me cool off and come to terms with the world,
While discreetly making sure that my family knew I was fine.
You introduced me to people who’ve become friends for life,
And showed me how just one man
Can make a difference to so many lives.
You amazed me with your calm when I was hysterical with panic
And made me realize, more can be achieved without being hassled.
You always remembered to call around my birthday
And transformed a crumbling old church, just for my wedding day
You showed me every day that the only way to live
Was by giving it your all and going that extra mile.
I could go on and on, as could many others I’m sure
But all that’s really left to say is
Miss you Mithran uncle and thank you for having been part of my life.
Friday, November 20, 2009
skip the first 5 sentences,
post the next 3 sentences.
So here it is:
How can you trust as an ally one who has not hesitated to intrigue fatally against a brother?'
From: The Indian Epics Retold, R. K. Narayan
I tag: Miss Iyer, Thought Traveler, Arch, Susheel, K