Friday, March 11, 2011

Stairway To The Room

Well I basically clicked this picture for no reason but when I saw it, the 1st thing that came to my mind were two very famous songs –‘Stairway to Heaven’ & ‘The Room At The Top Of The Stairs’. One is an all time favourite & the other is my favourite. The stairs in the picture lead to my room so no guessing as to which one is my favourite song of the two.  At the end of these stairs is neither heaven nor the room where all the “stuff” that happens in the song so its actually as useless as the picture.

And if you wanna get philosophical about it then I guess you’ll remind me, just like how my grade 3 teacher ,that it would also mean “Failure is the stepping stone to success”.  To be frank I didn’t click it thinking about that coz these steps are far too cool to be equated with that saying . I mean shouldn’t the stone for that quote be more battered than these? But then how many times has one heard this saying. When you’re down, your friends say it to you & when your friends are down, you say it to them. Either way it does get said a lot. Its like a rule that you have to say it or else you’re not motivating the person who’s ‘down’. But then it doesn’t always hold true coz there are a number of people who have to just go through life suffering one failure after another! And those who lead an average life despite putting in all the hard work! So you cant really blame them if they do succumb to failure right? What then?

This is where some wise guy out there who bounced back after being beaten down over & over again came up with the “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”. Now that covers all the bases, doesn’t it? Somehow even I can relate to it. I mean just coz you failed once or twice or many times doesn’t automatically mean that you’re gonna succeed & make it big right? You only become wiser or lets say stronger. You learn what is right for you & what is beyond you. Now don’t even get me started with ‘Nothing is impossible’ coz that quote is far from true. It does sound cool but ‘cool’ doesn’t get you through life. I mean what do shoe makers know anyways?(Impossible is Nothing)  Im more of the ‘ Aim for the stars, you’ll atleast reach the clouds’ kinda guy. So basically what I was saying was that you become stronger & you get bolder in life infact. And that’s what I guess success means. In the end it all comes to going out there EVERYDAY & giving your heart out at whatever that you do. Its not always about winning, not always about being the best. Sometimes ‘ordinary’ will do just fine. You have guys who become successful by chance & then there are those who don’t despite years of struggle but still don’t complain coz they love fighting it out!

So in the end life is about living each day as it comes. Getting up everyday & facing life & its challenges with enthusiasm. Coz there’s no point living your life if your not enjoying it… So lets just end it with a “Don’t worry, be happy’ ;-)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

And the Winner Is................

The 1st ever WEEKLY PHOTO VOTING has come to an end & Im happy to say that it has been a grand success. I started this a week ago after a lot of deliberation coz the WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE by Wordpress fascinated me, especially the number of entries. I felt Wordpress could get more out of it & so I came up with the voting idea so as to give credit to ALL the bloggers who submit their entries every week.

When the poll started off I was a tad bit disappointed I must say coz somehow process got off to a very slow start but then with the help of enthusiastic bloggers who helped promote it voting picked up in a big way. Here I’d like to especially mention CLASSYROSE who has gone all out in making everyone contribute to this & making this a success. It was coz of her intiative that the 2nd poll could come up. Do not forget to take part in the Random Blog 2011 Challenge organised by her! Voting of course is on for the “Weekly photo Voting- Curiosity” so please to caste your vote there.

Meanwhile like I said, we have our very 1st winner of the Weekly Photo Challenge. There were a lot of great entries, I know coz I had to go through all of them! The one who’s been voted by  the bloggers across Wordpress as the best entry for the “Weekly Photo Challenge- Boundaries” out of the atleast 100 entries is ………… Barb at! Many congrats to her! As you can see from the poll that it’s a landslide of a victory with a 60 % of the voters believing that it was the best entry so she is undoubtedly the queen of the 1st photo challenge of Wordpress!

You can view the winning picture here-

You can check the poll results here -  Weekly Photo Voting- Boundaries

Disclaimer- This poll is a private poll organized by me & is not in anyway started, promoted or organized by Wordpress.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Baby Thoughts!

Life seems to be pretty hectic these days. I wake up early in the morning…well not exactly early but early enough to be called early. I rush through with the morning routine with barely a glance at the newspaper which I so religiously go through otherwise & rush to the hospital ….. All coz Im posted in the Labour Theatre & I have to be there at 8 sharp coz God forbid there be a delivery.

And once you get there finally life seems to be a drag. You monitor , monitor & MONITOR! And then ofcourse relax in the air conditioned Interns Lounge. Hey come to think of it life ain’t that bad there after all! Except for the poor screaming women that is….. and jus when you think that you can fall asleep comes that one screaming woman who’ll scare the daylights out of you…..

And then you go through the routine…. Monitor, preparation, scrub, drape & PUSH PUSH PUSH…. Not me, her!!  After what seems to be ages, again for her comes that deep breath of relief when a crying baby is finally out…. It’s a boy! And a healthy one at that…. He’s quickly suctioned & taken to the incubator where he’s checked thoroughly & later given his 1st bath….. wrapped in whites, looking all fresh you cant help but admire this li’l handsome boy

I look at him lying there so innocently with an occasional sigh blissfully unaware of everything around him. Ignorance is definitely bliss. I wonder if I should tell him that life ain’t gonna be like this always. That its all gonna go downhill from here on. Once he’s out of this cozy incubator which now seems to be his world, he’ll have problems galore. He’ll be crying & for a while no one would know why. Being nude won’t be cute after a while. There’ll be school & then worry about math, worry about that bully in class who’s gonna make his life miserable, that teacher who’s gonna find fault with him for everything. Should I tell him that he’ll have to worry about his grades or that there’s gonna be that so called BAD company that he’ll have to stay away from. Maybe I should tell him that he’ll have a friend who’ll backstab him or that girl who made him a million promises will one day just walk away making him feel worthless. Should I tell him that this is a competitive world & to survive he’ll have to be as ruthless & as selfish as the others .I can tell him that hard work rarely pays & being selfish is the only way to make it big around here.Every step in life is nothing but filled with problems & that he’ll one die either of stress or due to all d junk food that he ate to beat the stress or his nagging wife ;-)

He shivers, moves a li’l & lets out a small cry. He’s reading my thoughts I guess. I feel sad…. Maybe I should tell him the good things. Life ain’t that bad afterall right. His loving parents would see that he has everything that he could ever ask for. Schools gonna be a great place learn, meet new friends & it’ll be the best phase of his life, He’s gonna study hard… he wouldn’t have to worry about the bully coz he can stand up to anybody. I can tell him about those friends who’ll always be there for him no matter what, they’ll be his partners in crime & also pillars of support. Heartbreak or no,a wonderful girl will come into his life who’ll hold his hand & make him feel the luckiest guy in the world. I can tell him that he’ll have. I should remind him that there’ll be a lotta pressure but the trick is to be confident enough to deal with them all. I can tell him that the world is competitive one but he doesn’t have to be a part of it, he can make an identity of his own.

He smiles… he likes the idea I can tell or maybe he just thinks that I look funny…. I decide not to tell him anything. He’ll learn on his own, afterall there’s no fun in watching a movie if you already know whats gonna happen

Thursday, March 3, 2011

RELATIONSHIPS- Let me give it a try :-)

Now before you all assume that Im actually getting into a relationship let me assure that this is not what Im talking about coz I wouldnt reveal it if I did :-D.One of my friends here in mlore who considers himself to be an expert on relationships has been bugging me to explain my take on the whole issue so I finally decided to do it. Wat better time to post it than just befoe Valentines Day!:-D And Im posting it between the 2 halves of my story ALL IN A DAYS WORK  just to prolong the suspense :-D
So what exactly are we talking about here.
This is a question I guess that many people must be asking.And you know what? I have no idea as to what the answer is :-D Being from the medical field I've seen that relationships here are supposed to be a 5 yr deal.You join the college, find a partner, go around till the end of the course & then get married to someone else :-D.The only problem is that one of the partners wouldnt be knowing about the deal & so ends up being BETRAYED.I can see some of my friends cringing hehe but well its the truth.This is the age where you see so many people getting into relationships just for the EXPERIENCE.After one yr experience its time to look at greener pastures :-D But dont get me wrong coz among all these people there'll be that one sweet loving romantic couple, THE COUPLE.The couple who'll just make you say "Oh I wish I could have what they have" and Im not talking about the ice cream that they are feeding each other.Then what makes this couple different from the others. ACCORDING TO ME-
1)LOVE :They are obviously in love with each other.....inspite of each other.That's the big difference.No two people can be the same. There are those who say "They are made for each other coz they are exactly alike" WHAT RUBBISH!!! How can two people be exactly alike & even if they are then whats the point of being with them coz its like looking at ur self in the mirror, always talking like you, always doing what you want,always knowing what to expect coz well....he/she is EXACTLY LIKE YOU!Where will be the surprise element, the suspense that'll keep a relationship going? Wouldnt it all be just boring? But at the same time it also doesnt mean that 2 completely different people will celebrate their diamond jubilee wedding anniversary coz opposites may attract but they cant blend(I made that up :-D ).... I would imagine that it would be really really tough to be with someone who is nothing like you. So in the end it all comes to how much you LOVE your partner.
2)EXPECTATIONS- "I dont expect anything from you,i just love you no matter what" How many times have you heard this in movies as well as real life.Mind you there's absolutely no harm in saying this IF in fact you actually mean it. But the problem is that most often you do expect something or the other from your loved one & when you dont get it you feel that you arent COMPATIBLE. Expectations are natural, if you dont expect from the one you love who else would you expect from? Your boss? your gardner?
3)TALK: Talking to your partner.Anybody can say "I love you"... people say that to their dogs too.But you gotta talk more than that to keep your relationship going.Talk about your day, discuss about your problems, talk abt your EXPECTATIONS coz your partner cant always GUESS what you want so that when you talk about what you want you'll solve point number 2.Along with the talking there is nothing wrong in doing something special once in a while for your loved one too :-) Surprise him/her, make your partner feel special, appreciate the good stuff in him/her.I feel it would go a long way in making the relationship stronger.
4)COMPATIBILITY: Again related to point number 2. What exactly does it mean to be compatible? For most people it means something that should come naturally but I beg to differ. Compatibility in a relationship means to ADJUST! Its all about adjusting to your partner. In an ideal world both d individuals in a relationship are equally understanding & adjusting but well this isnt an ideal world so atleast one of the two has to try & go that extra mile for the other. One of the two has to adjust to the mood swings, the temper of the other so that things dont get out of hand.Like i was telling a friend of mine the other day that living with me wouldnt be easy & the one who does will have to have a lotta patience to do so :-)
And if infact you do manage to do all these things and walk the aisle then the next question would be what makes a marriage work?
Simple...1234! Well atleast you would think that wont you.But here again there are a few problems. How many times have you heard of couples who've been going around for 4 yrs but suddenly find themselves incompatible soon after they are married...Lets go through the points again
1)LOVE : No time for love coz many couples feel that now that they have each other they can focus on their careers.And in doing so they lose the closeness that they shared before marriage which will eventually lead to the "You have changed after marriage" syndrome. So whether before or after marriage NEVER TAKE YOUR PARTNER FOR GRANTED.
2)EXPECTATIONS: When you're just a couple your expectations are different from that when you're married.Something in your partner which seemed cute when you were going around might just seem plain irritating once you start living with him.Doesnt mean that you have to pack your bag & run away.Ill add to this in point number 4.
3)TALK : Just coz your married doesnt mean that anything about this point has to change. Infact this holds even more true once you're married so that there is no shortage of romance in the relationship so ill keep this point exactly the same.
4)COMPATIBILITY: This according to me is the most important one.While you're dating, if you have a fight with your partner-you're really angry-you'll go back to your respective homes-after some time you'll start missing each other-he/she msgs saying "I miss you so much honey" & VOILA! PROBLEM SOLVED!
But once you're married & are living together.You have a fight-you'll ignore each other-you see him in the living room watching tv which makes you even more angry coz it MEANS that he doesnt care-you go to the kitchen & somehow ACCIDENTLY few vessels drop which obviously makes a lotta noise ,which makes him mad coz APPARENTLY she's doing it on purpose....& VOILA! DIVORCE....coz we are not compatible!

And if infact everything is fine between you & your partner then-
1)It might not Work coz religion might come in the way
2)It might not work coz she's a bitch or he's an asshole
3)It might not work coz you just dont have the money that he/she wants which again makes he/she an asshole/bitch
4)It might not work coz he/she was in it just to have a good time which again makes he/she you know what

Weekly Photo Voting! "Curiosity"


Ok so my 1st experiment with the "Weekly Photo Voting" didnt exactly set the world or rather the bloggers on fire coz the voting process seems to be going on at a snails pace. The voting process is in its closing stages. You can still vote for it at "Weekly Photo Voting- Boundaries" .So I thought that I'd give one final try with the "Weekly Photo Voting" for CURIOSITY, the next theme.This was ofcourse the 2nd theme of "The Post a Week". . Needless to say, the entries for this one were even better than for "Boundaries" coz the users seemed to know better about the challenge. So we'll try with this one, if it works, it works. If not atleast we'll know who were the best two for both the challenges :-) Check in at @ryan2484

The voting process would be the same as the last one. You have 1 week to caste your votes. And the nominees are-

1) Its a Small world after all!

2) This is a truly curious pic of a dog & a cat. Wonder what they are thinking?

3) I guess he's telling Mark Zuckerberg that his friends dont seem to be on Fb

4) Is he one of us?

5) "Whats the matter with dis guy?"

6) Damn! Im one hot looking dude!

7) How the hell do I get in there?

8 )I seem to be everywhere!

9) What am i looking for?

10) A lot of curiosity

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What You Cant Say No To!

The "Daily Post" Challenge for today is WHAT YOU CANT SAY NO TO... Well the problem for me is not saying no, its the saying YES thats more of an issue.

Things that I cant seem to say YES to-

1) Wake up early in the morning- I guess the one who came up with the "Early to bed, early to rise..." needs to have a good one on one talk with me.

2) Exercise- Just the thought of all the pain & sweat & tears makes me go "Early to bed & rise as late as possible

3) Studying- What a bore though I must admit that this has kept away from pills, coz who needs sleeping pills, drugs when just the sight of a book can put you to sleep :-D

4) Veg Food - Pffftt... Why just stick to vegetables? Might as well eat the plastic bags, couch covers, paper wrappers

5) Turning The Other Cheek - How can you even think of telling someone who has backstabbed you "Its ok mate, my front's all yours too"

6) Forgive & Forget - Oooooh. This will have many of you shaking your heads sadly. Yeah I cant say YES to this. Coz a glass once cracked cant be fixed, you have to replace it!

7) Young Healthy Beggars- Im not giving you my money just coz you're too lazy to work for it.

8 )Watching Golf- Surely that cant be a sport! Toddlers hit the ball wherever they want to & they are amusing to watch too!

9) Animated Movies - Sorry not my animated cup of tea.

10)Blogger- Sorry guys, I have WORDPRESS! ha ha

P.S- Im glad that Im not the one bugging Classyrose today...Or Am I :-D Yes/No

Important- Dont forget to caste your vote here for the "Weekly Photo Voting"- Boundaries

Disclaimer- All the views posted in this blog are mainly fictional & tuned to keep the posts readable