Monday, September 29, 2008

Set yourself free!

They say -
Let it be unknown thats anonymous!

I resist -
You will not find lands unknown
if you dont explore for the fear of getting lost.
And neither will you be able to find shells
if you don't dive deep for the fear of drowning.

You will not find yourself
if you dont come out of your shell for the fear of embarrasing yourself.
And neither will you find your love
if you don't express your feelings for the fear of rejection.

And how will you experience that wonderful feeling
if you don't let yourself be for the fear of being judged.

This is the land unknown - "Dream land"
where you'll find true happiness...
Go explore the world,
find the unknown outside and within.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Dear Terrorist,

Have you ever tried bringing a smile on someone's face? I have and believe me there's nothing in this world that gives more satisfaction than this. Be it giving a rikshawwala an extra 20 bucks because he had asked for little less than others being new to the city, or helping a small girl getting that flower she is trying to reach from past few min, or feeding a small hungry child a parantha that you would have thrown otherwise.

How can you derive satisfaction from harming others, killing others. Nothing can justify the tears of a mother who has lost her small child in front of her eyes, the tears of a new bride who lost her husband, the tears of an old man who lost his only hope.

Just try bringing smile to someone's face once and see if that brings more satisfaction or harming people for some reason unknown.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

For the unmarried guys out there!!!

The other day I was talking to one of my friends and was surprised to know the views of educated young men (even today)

Answering to the query about the kind of life partner he's looking for, he says..."one who can cook for me and other family members, who can do all household work, who can take care of him when he's back from his office, who can.... and list goes on. She should also be beautiful, from a good family, highly educated and again list goes on... "So you want a beautiful educated homely girl" I asked. He protests and adds "No, she will be allowed to work, but she should be back home before me."

I think he doesn't want a life partner but someone who can keep him and his family happy and at the same time can earn some money rather than being paid for the good work she is doing for them.

Don't take me wrong. I am not against 'bahu' taking care of her in laws and husband, but I just want to ask the guys - "what about her own identity". What did he mean when he said "she will be allowed to work". Doesn't she has the right to choose whether or not she wants to work after marriage???

I am a married lady myself, living happily. My parents-in -law are even closer than my own parents. We all are seperate individuals bound with lots of love, care and support.

Respect as an individual is what a girl coming from a different family wants. You love her, support her, and respect her as an individual and in return you will get all you look for in a 'bahu'. A girl loves to do household work, cooking for her family, taking care of them as long as she is treated as an individual and gets full respect from all in the family.

You expect world from her... but just have a look inside you. Are you good enough to be a life partner of a person who has so many abilities???