Saturday, March 25, 2006

Raj Thackrey...

Raj's recent rally at Shivaji Park confirms one age old theory that " there are followers all over the World, waiting for their LEADER to show up"...

So just show up on the stage, start with a great opening line, make sense, share vision and hopefully they will follow you. They waited for you this long remember...they wil follow you!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Heard on NPR this morning ....

A man is happy about two days in his life. The day he was born and ......and the day he found out WHY !!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Twenty years from now.....

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

~ Mark Twain, 19th century US author and humorist

Friday, March 17, 2006

Mehboob Be Wafa Sahi...

Some one referred to this idiosyncrasy of mine as “idiosyncrasy”.!! Another friend demanded more explanation. Here is another attempt.

What I meant is that one experiences Bewafayee once or twice in their life span. This is if they are lucky. Whereas Tameez or lack of it is something you have to put up with 24/7. One can always put the Be wafayee in a context and deal with it, whereas Bad Tameezi can never be put into any context and it will not go away. One is temporary and the other is recurring and is permanent.

When you wake up in the morning hoping to have a great productive day, you do not realize that the person sleeping next to you ( Husband/Wife…whatever) has so much power to screw up your day as soon as She / He opens her mouth …..

Be –Wafaayee is a weekend act whereas Bad Tameezi is every second, every minute, every day…for the rest of your life. I hope we all make a good selection.

That’s all folks!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Mehboob Be Wafa Sahi ....Bad Tameez Na Ho !

Just like nations- men also have something we can refer to as a constitution. I am not sure when I picked up this line but this remains a top ten lines of my personal charter.

I was 14 when my step brother decided to throw us out of the house. I never objected to them throwing me, mother and my brothers out, my issue was with the way it was done. I think that is when either I read this line or it came to me itself. Nevertheless this has been my parameter in judging people. I have lost many friends because of this filter but it would not go away.

I can tolerate a “ Be wafa” , sympathize with the circumstances and I might even romanticize it. How in the World can you romanticize some one’s “ Bad Tameezi”? I have not been able to figure this out…..

Again … Mehboob Be Wafa Sahi , Bad Tameez Na Ho !!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Mapped Life ...

I had the pleasure of speaking with a woman who potentially wants to marry me. She is in India and is a businessperson.

On one hand I was happy to speak to a young entrepreneur, but on the other hand I felt as if I was speaking to a "planning, - executing- money making mind". Where is the heart that I want to take home? I get turned off if a person does not make an intellectual statement, shares a beautiful thought or offers some insight into anything within the first hour of the conversation.

She has her ENTIRE LIFE MAPPED to the minute details. She used word " money" 15 times in an hour. Do these people who have given so much importance to money ever have a blissful moment in their lives? What insecurities drive them to the M word like crazy? Is it possible to snap them out of these insecurities?

I see life as a river that flows in the direction of least resisatnce till provoked, nurtures lives irrespective of caste, gender, religion and nationality, takes all the shit that the World dumps in it, offer hopes and is preneial.......!

Always !

Iqbal once said

"Ye sahi hai rahe dil ke paas pasban akal
Magar kabhi kabhi use tanhaa bhi chod de" !


Monday, March 06, 2006

You never complete a film....

"You never complete a film - you just abandon it"...

A friend who just attended Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose came back with this gem of a statement for me. I am 1000% sure if not for these friends, we would wander around this wilderness called - life..!!

Thanks buddy film is on its way....