Am I Living

Year 2012

With some confusions in my mind and with a bit of unhappiness, i attempted to sleep.Without me recognizing, went into a sleep.

In my dream, A cat and a dog walked next to my bed. I was in a deep sleep.They woke me up and strangely started talking!. They asked me whether i am living. Since i did not understand the question, i asked them what they meant ?

The cat asked me are you happy? And the dog asked the same question. Now it got intruiging for me. I had to answer and they waited.

To answer both the questions, i replied that am living happily. The cat laughed and continued with another question…Are you living and happy ?  The dog looked at me and i pleaded with my eyes…do not ask any questions …. am yet to process the previous question….

Now, the clouds were clearing…if i was living to my fullest…then i would be always happy…Happiness seemed a byproduct and a state of mind!  

I turned towards the dog and the cat. They were gone!.They took away my unhappiness and my confusions…


Waiting for

There is a long WAIT in everyone’s life.Every good wait gives a great pleasure while we meet for what we waited.

The wait for the Birth
The wait for the First Love
The wait for the First Kiss
The wait for the First Job
The wait for the Marriage
The wait for the First Kid
The wait for the First House
The wait for the First Car
The wait for the Social Status
The wait for the Money
The wait for the Opportunities
The wait for the Appreciations

And Some times we don’t even realize that we were in

The wait for the unpleasant incidents
The wait for the Accidents

Later we recognize that we are actually in

The wait for the Aging
The wait for the Death

During all these waits, did we really understand what are we waiting for ?

Swipe the Access card

Year 2010 December

My work place demands a Swipe in/out of Access card every time when we get into or go out of office premises.

I normally don’t tail gate the doors and always flash my card. Recently, a day when I got disturbed due to personal happenings, which I did not expect the way I wanted, I made my day trouble some.

I forgot to flash my card and almost the entire day got my attention only on my personal problems.

Later in the evening when I left the office, I flashed my card and boarded the Cab.

On my way back, I understood the philosophy of flashing the access card. On every swipe in of the access card, I thought I should leave behind all of my personal problems and concentrate on work. On every swipe out, I should leave behind all of my official issues there itself and think about my personal life.

Happy swiping!

Who am I

Am neither the Starting nor the ending,
Am like a flowing river.

Am neither good nor bad,
Am like the fire.

Am neither big nor small,
Am like the wind.

Am neither hard nor soft
Am like the earth.

Am neither high nor low,
Am like the space.

Am neither black nor white,
Am like the nature.

My Morning Walk

The Festive seasons made me to take much sweets which resulted my tummy to expand an inch or two. The morning walk which was in dormant state for almost 6 months now needed – be called back for immediate effect on my tummy fat belts.

Alarm clock went off at 6 am and I promised myself to wake up after 5 minutes. After couple of snoozes, I couldn’t bear the alarm and woke up reluctantly.
I Dressed up for a morning walk and started from my home.

When I got into a road crossing, I found a squirrel. It seemed like staring at me. I wanted to recall whether I knew this Squirrel, but was unsuccessful on that attempt. The squirrel stared at me as if it knew me. It crossed the road so effectively and quickly , which I managed to cross seeing all sides for oncoming traffic. The Squirrel looked so beautiful to me. The way it broke the nut shell, was an amazing sight to me. The squirrel gave multiple squeaks and vanished in the woods. I continued my walk along the lake side.

After few hundred meters of walk, I got a chance to see a lot of Sparrow – after a very long time. It suddenly came to my knowledge that I missed these sparrows for a long time. Years back when I was a child, I used to listen to their chirp every morning, which normally wakes me up, than the worst alarm clock. Now all of them are gone, I do not get a chance to see them In the metros. it seemed like a very rare sight to see them.

I completed my onwards walk and started back my walk to home.

Now I peeped up the lake and found some Cranes hunting for their meal. One had a fish in its beak, the fish was in its last few moments. Hope soon it would succumb to death and be part of a juicy meal to the crane. The crane flew and exhibited its skill to land perfectly on the tree branch.

I had one more kilometer to walk back & I was imagining what all, I had missed in the last few years of my life. Thinking that am too busy in my life, I missed many of the natures beautiful moments. I assured myself , that I would not miss any further of those.

In the next few days, my alarm clock got moved into dormant state. I could now hear the voices of the sparrows waking me up. It all existed always, but it’s me who neglected the nature for unworthy reasons.

Simple Thinking

I strongly believe that, working for one employer for a long time deforms the thinking ability. Out of box thinking is extremely necessary in the current competitive world is a text-book saying! . Staying in one place normally gives the comfort level to think the way the organization wants and not to the level of our own mind.

Do we need Out of Box thinking?

Many problems which I have solved in my work life, solution got made from the learning’s of my school life. All out of box thinking are fundamentally the simple way of thinking which I call as “Simple Thinking”. The simple thinking is the toughest thing for adults & the easiest for kids & Adolescents. It gets tough for the adults because, adults think with assumptions.


Always we want to be on the safer side & lead a happy life with all the pleasures. So we assume more to favor ourselves. These favors are not really favoring us, but muting the level of our human ability to go beyond the limits.


The saying “Beyond Limits” does not necessarily be true for all humans. Because, there is no limit to anything. It’s all how we restrict ourselves and frame them as limits.

So what is the inference?

People who do not like to take risks can stay in one place for long enough and do dumb activities till death and be the CEO in Paradise!

Coffee Stain

Year 2010 May 28th

Friday’s, I love to wear the Wills Sports Trousers. It is very comfortable and the cotton material gives a rich texture.

Today Morning, I pressed the trouser well & married her with a matching shirt.While I was about to leave home, I found a small coffee stain on the right thigh side of the trouser.

Feeling not so good to wear a stained trouser, I quickly changed into another one & left home. Half way through my commute, I realized that my wallet got missing. I checked my cab and results were negative.

I told my cab mate that I would go home and check whether the wallet was there & requested him to leave my laptop in my desk. I took my office ID card, so that they allow me inside the campus while I return.

Reaching home, I understood that I left my house key in my office Laptop bag. Assuming that the owner would have duplicate keys, I went to owner’s house to check whether they had the duplicate keys.

The Owner told that they did not have any duplicate keys for my house. The home & office got separated by 10 km route & more than 10 signals. I called my office mate to bring the key to my house.

After an agonizing 90 minute wait, the guy brought the keys. I went in and searched the home to learn that my wallet was missing.

Now my mind started panicking. After a thorough search , I found my wallet was hiding in the Wills Trouser.

The coffee stain led to sequence of events which by itself are not bad, but the way I reacted to it made my morning an unpleasant one.