Thursday, 23 December 2010

Time for a reality check!

Here is a post by my Guide dedicated to a departed wonderful soul! When I heard about his accident, it was impossible to believe that, as it was just the previous week that we had met! Besides someone belonging to the same generation meeting with an untimely death, immediately made me realize that we just have one chance to live every single day! A day gone can never be lived again, and one's last day is beyond uncertain! Reading these lines shook my sense for a minute because there are too many things I have kept for the future to forget about living today!

"People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad.

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.

The death of someone we know always reminds us that we are still alive - perhaps for some purpose which we ought to re-examine."

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Minding One's Business!

No matter how strong or positive you are, sometimes what people say or think about you really leaves a mark... Such situations either land up making you too conscious of how you are perceived as, and in that interest you forget to be yourself. Or take after developing a barrier between those who spoil your day, and end up being lonely!

I wont say that whatever is said about you shouldn't bother you, because it is but natural! And really very few are super carefree to attain that sainthood! But you don't necessarily have to resort to such self destructive methods for tackling these situations!

Recently I came across someone who happed to share his secret of being that super carefree person! He began with saying "Nobody and nothing can bring my high spirits down! Because whenever I come to know about some one's opinion about me, I just say to myself - What other's think of me is none of my business!"

Isn't it excellent? To be yourself, still be happy around people who talk about you and at the same time completely ignore what is being said about you; just say it from the top - "What other's think of me is none of my business"! Sounds like a recipe for high spirits to me! :-)

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Confessions V/s Confusions

Not that I never smiled before,

But I don’t know why I am smiling now!

Never did I feel so week in my keens,

Then why do I feel it now?

You were just another friend to me,

Then what’s with these thunders striking,

Who made me change the fear of

Getting tied down and die crying?

Oh hell, I am sounding so crazy!

But now it surely feels so real,

And whenever I look at you,

Why cannot I think of anyone else so dear?

I don’t know what I feel for you, but I know

It is you who brings the best out of me!

I am at peace and calm with you,

And wish like this we will always be!

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Price Tag

"Everything in life comes with a price tag!" - Anonymous

I had never imagined that I would witness the effects of this statement so closely, until recently! Suddenly the manifestations of this statement have become evident around me! And a few of these situations are painfully expensive!

It seems, mostly people take chances based on what appears to be "right" or "wrong" in that situation, completely failing to understand that whats relevant today is definitely going to be redundant or even forgotten in the coming years! And then saying that a particular choice was wrong, that too when all the water has gone under the bridge is really pointless!

So that brings us to the question, what exactly is the "right" or "wrong" addressed to? Is it addressing to the people who see it from the other side or is it addressing to the people concerned? Isn't it more to do with, whether that choice is making the concerned people happy or not, rather than how it appears? Logically this question is to be answered by no one else but the people who are directly concerned! And if the answer to this question is "Yes", then by all means its perfectly "right" for them. And if its 'No", then hell no, it possibly cannot be right even if it "appears" to be the mother of all the best situations in life!

More often than not, the extrapolation of such situations unfortunately lead to the price tag attached to the choices based on how things appear than the happiness factor! Going by the proverbial statement of "Everything in life comes with a price tag", we are sure that the cost of happiness is not going to be trivial! But it would surely hold great value for investment, wouldn't it? :-)

Monday, 14 June 2010

आमच्या आयुष्यावर उदार!

नाशिक - मुंबई महामार्ग आत्ता एकतर्फी रहदारीचा झाल्या पासून त्यावर प्रवासाचे सुख खरे वाढायला हवेत. समोरून वेगाने गाड्या येण्याची भीती नसल्याने आपण वेगाने जाण्याचे मनात खलत नाही. शिवाय भलते सलते traffic jam होऊन प्रवास लांबण्याचा संभाव कमी असतो. तरीही ह्या प्रवासाची विचित्र भीती माझ्या मनात बसली आहे! गेल्या ५ - ६ वेळा अगदी न चुकता प्रवास प्रचंड घाबरण्यात गेला. संपूर्ण महामार्ग आणि घाटात जे पदायात्रिक स्वतःच्या इच्छा पूर्ण ह्वाव्यात किंवा झाल्या म्हणून त्यांचे दर्शन संपूर्ण करण्याकरता जे बेभान होऊन जात असतात, त्यांना बहुतेक हा मार्ग वाहने चालावण्याकर्ता सुद्धा वापरला जाऊ शकतो ह्या वस्तुस्थितीचा विसर पडत असावा! शाळेत भाषेच्या पेपर मधेय आम्हाला "वाक्प्रचार वापरून संपूर्ण ओळ लिहावे" असा एक प्रश्न असे! त्यात "आयुष्यावर उदार" असा जर वाक्प्रचार आला तर, "मुंबई-नाशिक महामार्गावरील पदायात्रिक आमच्या आयुष्यावर उदार होऊन त्यांच्या दर्शना करता जातात" असे म्हणणे आता मात्र चुकीचे ठरणार नाही.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Experience Sharing At TLC

My first ever experience sharing speech! I was so scared that I apparently finished this speech in just 2 mins! :-O Being the youngest in the group and yet to be one of the experience sharing speakers made me shake to my foundations!

A very good evening to all of you!

Even though I am terrified to the core at this moment, I consider myself to be extremely lucky and thankful to Bagwe Sir for giving me this opportunity!

I was completely confused as to what I can do in office when I first heard of TLC from Devesh Kaka! He has a mysterious influence on me! So I was convinced that I have to meet Bagwe Sir once in my lifetime! Going by my absence of work experience, it was rather learning how to work than unlearning! But I had this ultra complex of being a non-technical person to work in the family business that needed the unlearning! Bagwe Sir very convincingly kept on telling me that being a non-technical will help you from not getting trapped into daily trouble shooting activities on the shop floor! And you will have more time to learn something else!

I learnt the extent of respecting time only when I started my sessions with Bagwe Sir. I still remember him telling me “if you do not respect your own time, how can you expect others to respect your time? 5 pm means you walk in the meeting room at 4.50pm, period.” As for the home works, well he only said “the day you have reasons to have not done it, you do not come for the sessions from that very day!” For him it was may be just a decent discipline expected from his student, but for me it was the first lesson of commitment towards our home business and also my own life!

I am also a student of MBA in Family Managed Business from SP Jain Institute! When I joined this course in 2008, I was already a year in TLC. I felt as if I was going back to high school to get a certificate, when I was learning something at a level of Masters in TLC!

The clarity of helping my mentors leverage on my initial 10-15 years of being young and exploiting the flexibility that comes with this age is only because of TLC! I am grateful for life to Bagwe Sir and TLC for being the Light house of my professional as well as personal sailing ships!

Thank you!

Thursday, 4 March 2010

You & I - On My Twin's Wedding!

You & I were born together,
Never were we apart from each other,
People called it sharing lives,
But we actually lived one life!

We were the only entities in two,
Rest everything was 'one' for me and you!
One home, one wardrobe, one cell and one bike,
I cannot forget those never ending rides!

You always had that extra elderliness,
Still you said that I was your strength and you my weakness,
May be it was then only a passing comment,
But today I understand what you really meant!

The day when you begin your new innings,
Remember it doesn't mean our life is ending!
Though away from each other we will be,
In my heart you will always be!!!

p.s: Muggi, I know you are laughing out loud!! But this is the best I could rhyme sentences!! :-D

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