Sunday, March 25, 2007


I had to buy some gifts for my niece and nephew, but wasn't aware of any good gifts' shop stocking goodies especially for children So, on Saturday, I did a bit of net surfing and made a list of 8-10 shops that looked promising for my adventure. Mostly were greeting cards' shops and I didn't have high hopes on them, but anyway - What was the harm in trying?
As it turned out, the first few were huge disappointments and didn't have anything much apart from one or two dolls and a few racing cars. My hopes were rapidly diminishing with every entry I striked out in the list. But, before I striked out the last entry, I did find the kind of shop I was looking for. The first thing I liked about that shop was that it was quite large and yet no greeting card was stocked in it. The collection of gifts was vast and unique and some of them very extremely beautiful.
After selecting the gifts, which itself took a considerable time due to the sheer number of different options available, the owner started to gift wrap them. In between he also had to take care of a few others customers. His 2-3 years old son was playing around in the shop, so I just went ahead to have a chat with him and probably play with him if he seemed interested. The kid was very cute, with a pencil in hand, which he was assuming to be a gun, he was running here and there - ignorant of anything going on the world - just enjoying himself. I tried to shake hands with him, but he didn't seem interested. Then he started to point his pencil towards me as if it was a gun, and started shooting - I acting as if injured or dead. Then he smiled. A smile so beautiful & cute - I wish I had a camera and could catch that moment. Instantly, we connected and played for a long time. I wished for some more customers to arrive, so that the gift wrapping was delayed further and we could keep on playing. But after a while, the gifts were wrapped and after paying the bill, I had to leave. The kid looked sad at my leaving - I was too, but he'll forget it in the next few minutes and be his playful self once again, on the other hand I'll never forget it. I'll surely go to that gift shop again - maybe not to buy and gifts but just to meet the kid.

This makes me remember one more instance, which I'll write about in my next post.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Of this and that

Three Hindi movies down, this weekend was pretty enjoyable. And the movies were - Main hoon na, Pardes and DDlJ. All pretty oldies but nevertheless it feels nice to revise them after a while. I hadn't seen Main Hoon Na earlier, so it was the first time. The story line is very boring and ghatiya. The college life has been depicted in all the wrong way(unable to find a better word to describe it), with no resemblance to actual college life. Below average sort of a movie, which I won't see again.
Pardes and DDlJ are good, but in Pardes too, that Kabaddi episode is out of place and shouldn't have been there. Apart from that, its worth watching and DDLJ - no comments are required for that I suppose.
Next movie in the pipeline should be - In Pursuit of Happiness - Let's see when I can see it - probably the coming weekend.

Went to Palika Bazar after a long time. The place is almost always crowded, but mostly there are electronic shops there - selling the same times of goods - apart from that nothing much variety available.

About the World Cup Cricket Match between India and Bangladesh, which India lost - the least said the better. Tons of newspaper articles, blog posts etc etc must have already been written on it.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Some beautiful lines...

Yesterday I was trying to find something and went through all of my cupboards and things and junk, I have collected over the years. I found out quite a few things which brought back remembrances of a bygone era. For e.g. there were hand written letters from two of my close friends, which had been written many years ago. There were many other things also - photographs, cards etc etc.
Here I'll share with you a few lines that I found written on a piece of paper. They are not mine - but I must have read them somewhere - found them nice and jotted them on a piece of paper.

Life is like an Ocean...
Sometimes still, like a drop of dew...
and sometimes rolling, like a drop of tear...
Joy, Happiness, Tears and Pain...
are all part of Life,
but after every night
there's always a
Bright New Morning...
a New Sunrise...
And at the beginning of this New Year,
Let's promise to be each others Joy in Celebrations,
Strength and Hope in Problems,
with hearts full of Love always...
and faith to last forever...
Let's sail in the Boat of Companionship...
and win across every test in life...
Wishing a wonderful year ahead...
With you..
With Lots of Love....

That seems to be for a new year ....

Two other entries are -

Life isn't a destination, it is a journey
We all come upon unexpected curves
and turning points , mountain tops and valleys,
Everything that happens to us
shapes who we are becoming.
And in the adventure of each day,
We discover the best in Ourselves.

Some pictures are never seen
Some words cannot be uttered
These are only sensed in the heart
There presence is only felt in the soul
and when that happens.......all is bliss....

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Contrasts in songs I like ...

This song I used to hear & hmm a lot & liked it very much...

Aate jaate hanste gaate
Socha tha maine mann mein kai baar
Vo pehli nazar halka sa asar
Karta hai kyon is dil ko bekaraar
Ruk ke chalna chalke rukna
Na jaane tumhein hai kiska intezaar
Tera vo yakeen kahin main to nahin
Lagta hai yahi kyon mujhko baar baar
Yehi sach hai shaayad maine pyaar kiya
Haan haan tumse maine pyaar kiya

Aate jaate hanste gaate
Socha tha maine mann mein kai baar
Honthon ki kali kuchh aur khili
Ye dil pe hua hai kiska ikhtihaar
Tum kaun ho batla to do
Kyon karne lagi main tumpe aitbaar
Khaamosh rahoon ya main keh doon
Ya kar loon main chupke se ye sweekaar
Yehi sach hai shaayad maine pyaar kiya
Haan haan tumse maine pyaar kiya

In "Maine Pyar Kiya" movie this background music is at several places -
Sa re re girdhar dhani re girdhar dhani sa..nessa ree re nissasa......
I don't know why but there is something....something in this tune which makes me like it very very much...

And the contrast and other song which I always liked very much is -

Koyi kisi ka nahi ye jhoothhe,
Naate hain naato ka kya
Kasme waade pyaar wafaa sab,
Baatein hain baato ka kya

Hoga masiha ...
Hoga masiha saamne tere,
Phir bhi na tu bach paayega
Tera apna…
Tera apna khoon hi aakhir tujhko aag lagaayega
Aasmaan mein ...
Aasmaan me udne waale mitti mein mil jaayega
Kasme waade pyaar wafaa sab, baatein hain baato ka kya

Sukh mein tere ...
Sukh mein tere saath chalenge,
Dukh mein sab mukh modenge
Duniya waale ...
Duniya waale tere bankar tera hi dil todenge
Dete hain ...
Dete hain bhagwaan ko dhokha,
Insaan ko kya chhodenge
Kasme waade pyaar wafaa sab,

Baatein hain baato ka kya

Any psychiatrist out there? Could he/she figure out the inner workings of my mind? lol ! & help me too figure it out!!! :-)