Happy in my own little way

The War brings out the devil within us May 20, 2009

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The bodies of the family members of the notorious terrorist Prabhakaran were found yesterday in a pile of 18-20 bodies in the Nandikadal channel area. His wife Mathivathani Erambu, daughter Duwaraka and his younger son Balachandran were killed by the army. Although prabhakaran was a threat to Sri Lanka but i believe that his family could have been spared. The 13 year old boy Balachandran was defence less. atleast the ladies must have been given a different treatment. When you do not behave in a gentleman’s way with someone then how come you deserve or demand a gentlemen’s behaviour. Prabhakaran was no doubt a terrorist but the modern day army should have some values and ethics. It was really bad to see the fate of the family of the slained terrorist. Although I have no symapathy waht so ever with the LTTE chief but i still believe in giving respect to the defenceless.

The war brings out the evil within us and we finally become the person whom we hate so much. The tough hand with which the people in war effected zone were held shows that with success a lot of arrogance do comes naturally. The civilians were brutally murdered and i believe what will happen if more ‘prabhakaran’ get born from the ruins of this catastrophe. Army is after all an organised unit and it should refrain itself from getting in the human rights violations. Old vedas and history of India taught me that in the early days when the war used to be fought then rules were followed.Sarthi( driver of the rath) was never targeted. This shows that we were more civilised in the past and as the time went by we became more and more barbarous. I am of an opinion that even in the wake of a war one should not forget the value of an innocent life. What happened with Prabhakaran was all right but his family did not deserve what happened to them. The Sri Lankan Army became a terrorist to kill a terrorist.


Kudos to you- Puja, Neera and Shubhra April 29, 2009

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The amount of courage that mother nature bestowed upon the heart of a mother is endless. A mother when fears the existence of her child become capable of unmatched grit and valor, she does the impossible and fights the world singlehandedly. A unique ability that no other being possess or might ever dare to achieve. Puja Chopra has been crowned as new Miss India. The success of Puja Chopra vindicated her mothers decision of leaving her father after he neglected his daughters. Neera Chopra, the mother of the current Famina Miss India Puja Chopra , is a women of resolve. She brought up her two daughters, Shubhra and Puja, all by herself after she was forced out of the house of her husband, when Puja was just 20 days old and Shubhra was just 7 years old. Puja proved no matter how much the odds are against you still all it takes to prove your worth is just a little courage stirred gently in a cup of patience. She should more aptly be termed as the Destiny’s Child. She came from a very humble family and saw a lot of hardships. Mother saw fighting her saw through abject poverty all alone and she gave what ever she could give, still the family of three females were more or less hand to mouth most of the time. Her mother recalls how her elder daughter would save her food so that she could give it to her younger sister the next day for lunch. All the possible problems could not keep her mother away from dreaming of a day when her daughter would do her proud. The faith in her eyes kept her going while her worked 16-18 hours in a Hotel and still managed to give odd tuitions in whatever time she managed. Neera , remembers how her husband neglected her after she could not give him a male child. The apathy and neglect forced her to choose between her husband or her daughters. She choose her daughters and decided to fight her way and prove her husband wrong , who thought daughters were worthless. Today when Puja became Miss India then a good chunk of her success should be owed to the courage of her mother and sister. I salute you Mrs Neera Chopra. You are a fountain of inspiration. A lot of women today are fighting their small wars at the battlefronts confined within the boundaries of their own houses. Women are fighting to keep their marriage alive and are silently bearing the physical and verbal abuse. A mentality of the world is still biased towards the male counterpart. May be I believe that men know deep down inside them that women are more powerful and if they will allow them to rise then they might displace them from their position in the society. The world was shocked by the images of Taliban punishing a woman by whipping her publically. The world stood up protesting against it and quite rightly so. But let me remind you that a lot of women still face the neglect and abuse all across the world. The only difference is that it is not public. Both form of crime against women is heinous. For the sake of keeping their marriages intact women choose to say nothing. I just cant think of the trauma and the pressure that goes in their minds. A lot of you may say that the things have improved but I believe a lot needs to be done. The men needs to give up the idea of supremacy and realize that the equality of stature of women. I have heard about the evolution of species. Think what would happen if the women would evolve themselves against all the crime committed against them and biologically decide to give birth to only female child. If the crime shall persist then the evolution could continue and then the male female ratio could drop significantly. Then one day would come when the current species of men would phase out and a different, less strong species of men would come into being. They would be ruled by women then. The women would then take the upper hand. Then every body in the Government would be Women and men would cry for getting a 30 % quota in the parliament and they will be declined. They would only fight election if their criminal wife is not allowed to contest. Men would be sexually abused at the busses, train or the area of public transport etc. Men would fear going out alone in the dark and they would read about the golden days of history when they used to rule the world. I wish that that day should not come therefore I plead to all my brothers to kindly spread the awareness about the equality of gender and try to respect the other sex as well. By the time this doesn’t happen all I say is that- Kudos to Womenhood.


Highway Of LiFe !!..!! April 16, 2009

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A sabulous stroll down the memory lane;
On the variegated chariot of delight.
Amidst the rocky narrow streets of pain;
sometimes to the exquisite ecstatic height…

Where some effulgent moment continue to shine on…
With some cimmerian nights eclipsing  the sheen f joy.
And ailing agonies dashing to the island f grief..
And pleasures weaving an illusionary decoy…

Rejuvenating  the past with the essence f remembrances;
And living in that few moments the span f years.
There lies a dry  crumpled rose still full f fragrances;
Chanting softly the saga f some unshrinking distances….

Coming back to present with some tears & smiles;
With your love shining bright,can walk an extra mile.
Not the candid hours:memorable moments r worth while;
They are what make us whole,no matter if they are volatile……

The longing to relive some moments intense!!!!!!!!!
The desire to embrace the warmth of words unsaid…
With hope that sunny days will be back again…….
Compensating  with love n care for my embroiled pains…….



The Art Of Letting Go..!!.. April 14, 2009

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Letting go is hard,but it is an essential part of our Life.And unless you learn ,how to let go – whether it’s your toy when you’re a child and need to give it away because  you’re  too old for it,or your  first love who for some reason cannot be yours – you will never grow .You will have feelings of hurt,remorse guilt and self-pity,but once you acknowledge those feelings.and understand why letting go will in turn ,later benefit you and those around you,the  process will become easy to tackle..


We are all wired differently.So,quite naturally,when what you think will happen does not happen,it leaves you angry ,upset and hurt.However when you cool down and look back to see what you learnt from the experiences,you will begin to understand a couple of things -it was never meant to be yours because your personalities mismatched and-you can never change anybody forcibly,but you can try to change yourself. And once you let go,you also realise there is  a world outside the one you were clinging on to.Also,everything is predestined,and if you believe in the purity  of your self then hold tight one belief that God can never do to you what is wrong.He is the only one who helps us to cruise through every tough time.He loves us too much to embroil us with pain for too long.

Letting go  revitalises your body and mind like nothing else can.It is easy to let go.Acknowledge the hurt and pain in first place.Life is unfair.Accept that.Nobody gets dealt with same set of cards.There is happiness and sorrow in different parts of everyone’s lives,only we dont know is when we have to go throughh our share of eacch.

Life is too short to hold on to anything.This is the time to let go.Do it mentally first..MOVE ON…

Dont let it stagnate to a pool of regrets,hatred and old grouses.Grow up.Choose to be joyous and happy..

“Time moves only forward.It leaves the past behind.To be liberated is to switch our minds off and erase the old files.We can take a tip from time -Leave the past where it belongs …in the past…..

Move on..Life is beautiful..Hold it with both your hands and just realise  how lucky and blessed you are..

Make most of  every moment and you will never run out of reasons to smile and celebrate.. 🙂

Inshallah..  🙂 🙂 🙂


Lucknow Gets A New Sister City- Brisbane March 29, 2009

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Lucknow’s Mayor has recieved an invitation from Brisbane City Council to establish a sister city relationship between them. It is a marvellous opportunity whose mere thought gives immence pleasure to the Lucknowites.
Lucknow would be the first city in india to have such honour. Currently, Brisbane has various sister cities, including Kobe (Japan), Semarang (Indonesia), Auckland (New Zealand), Chongquing (China), Kaohsiung (Taiwan),Daejeon (Korea) and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).

Although its hard to believe that the condition of Lucknow would improve but surely in days you would probably see shops around brisbane selling banarasi pan and people roaming around in Kurta-payjamas with rich embroidery…….the sky of brisbane will be populated with colourfull kites flying all over it. The attitude of those people is likely to metamorphose into a much more complicated one. Those people will be affected by our life style and hence will become more laid-back and give into a princely swagger. People in brisbane could now be spotted fighting in a more polite tone because all these things are the very basic traits of us lucknowites…..this is what we are known for.  This is to say tha if brisbane would be linked to us then they can not evade from getting a touch of our soul.


Rahman : Superb in the superlative January 22, 2009

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the nominations for 81st academy awards have been announced and guess who is smiling. Our very own AR Rahman finally is on a triumphant path and has done what no indian could achieve before him.He has bagged 3 nominations for Oscars including one for the best score and two for best original song.

He is finally getting the accolades which were so long due for him and what he so rightly deserved. After the Golden Globe glory its time for the Oscars. No doubt every body is in praise for AR for we all salute the rising sun but AR
(as he is better known among his friends) is above all the awards. He is a man of shear genius.Oscar or no Oscar but for us back at home he shall always be a pure magician.

Some might say that had the music of ‘Slumdog ‘ been in any hindi movie than it wouldn’t have got such acclaims but AR doesn’t mind that. He said the world is beginning to
accept our music and he even said that award is not the vindication of a superb work but he was overjoyed by the response that his work got.He even said”For the people of India to get an Oscar is a big thing. So for their sake, more than mine, I hope my song ‘Jai ho’ and my music score in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ win the Oscar,’
but his humility was evident when he said that “no award can judge pure music”,said Rahman.
This explains that if we haven’t got an Oscar earlier than it doesn’t mean that our work was in any mean inferior to anyone else.

Its just the beginning and lets hope i get a chance to praise Rahman on the day when he actually gets the Oscar.
Good Luck AR.


All Hail Queen Asin !!!!!!! December 30, 2008

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I thought i grew up and had come of age on my 18th birthday.I also thought the drama of hindi movies could no longer move me and make me feel mushy.
Then suddenly ghajini happened and i did cry bitterly.
It was all because Asin acted so well that i actually thought ‘kalpana’ was someone real.
I saw her and I said to myself, look Mujtaba ,here comes the queen.Much to my amazement , she hails from south and now there is no stopping her.
Though it was a movie that revolved around Amir, but it marked the birth of a next big star Asin. (Kajol , sorry but you will no longer be missed)
You slowly do fall in love with the character of kalpana played by Asin.Such is her potential and charisma.
She potrayed the role of a bubbly, vibrant girl so effortlessly that you for a second think that she is
the character herself. Hats off to you Asin.( She is the only Actress to manage her own website )
AR Rehman did a fine job though i thought lyrics could have been better.
The movie had awesome music and the track ‘kaise mujhe tum mil gaye’ had the stamp of genius all over it.
A tear trickled down my cheeks when I listened to that song. I cant
remind myself of any song in recent times which happens on such an exact time.There couldn’t have been more appropriate timing for that song.The build up to that song was superb and the acting skills of the protagonists did steal my heart and appreciation. The song flew like a gentle stream and
s rich in melody and emotion.The song happened on a situation which befitted and demanded such a melody.I was impressed.

Though lastly i would say i want to watch the movie again but i am not prepared to go through all that pain all over again. Aamir-Asin…you people are great.