Face 2 Face

Challenges block the way,
Can they make me sway?
I am standing face to face,
Always ready for the next race…

Have reasons to cry,
can they make my plans go awry,
I am standing face to face,
Cutting them away slice by slice..

Have dreams to live,
Will I lose to time?
I am standing face to face,
Will not let them fade..

One moment at a time,
I want to live my life.
Will the future let me do it my way?
I am standing face to face,
Ready to grab my space..

I am standing face to face,
Against anything that comes my way,
Now, nothing can hold me,
from making my own way…



Jabaan Sambhal ke

Sometimes we don’t realize that what we have said doesn’t represent our intent. I have come across such situations in the past. I wanted to share some of these incidents. So, here it goes

My teammate who shared the cubicle with me was late. The office looked a bit chaotic on that day. Many people came to check if he had come. I could not understand what the matter was. Then I noticed that he was coming and everybody coming his way was greeting him. Some male colleagues gave him tight hugs also. As he came closer I noticed a couple of boxes of sweets in his hands. I asked him what had happened. He told me that he was blessed with a baby girl. Many people kept coming. They had sweets, greeted my colleague and left. Then ‘he’ came. He too had sweets (Literally, he ate at least 5 pieces). After he was satisfied he asked, “So, is it a boy or BABY?” I fell down laughing. Everybody within the audible range of my cubicle was laughing aloud.
I have a habit of listening to songs all the time. When I am sitting at my place, music has to be on. My team lead used to sit in a cubicle adjacent to mine. One day, I was listening to songs. Many people came to my lead’s cubicle asking about his well being. Since, I was listening to songs I could not listen properly that my lead was not well a day before. Instead, I thought he had some good news. In the haste to congratulate him, I took out the earphones, stood up and asked if there was any good news. All the eyes were set on me. A smirk was floating on everybody’s face. My lead looked a bit embarrassed. Then he told me that he was not well. Now, I could not find a place to hide. All my team mates played with my emotions in the lunch.


Aur Wo Chala Gaya…

When I wanted to sleep, the noise coming from there kept me awake; when I was bored in the weekend, the beautiful ladies working for it cheered me up; when I could not sleep in the dark nights, it gave me company; the moments I had spend with it are bringing back the sweet and beautiful memories.

Now, what I hear is silence. I have been asking myself why am I so attached to it that the absence of it is creating a void. Every now and then I run out of my house to see if any one of them is left. What I see is a huge empty expanse. The wind is blowing the dust along the roads. When the dust settles down, my hope dies again. The hope that assures me there is at least one of them.

I didn’t even realize that I will miss the Old Bangalore Airport from the deep in my heart.


Some things never change. Isn’t it?

The azure turned into orange. The sun was not rising but, of course, it was preparing to settle down in the other part of the world. I, along with my friends, was standing at the entrance of my apartment.

A kid was standing a few meters away from us. Initially, he looked a bit confused. Then he bent down, filled his hand with dust and poured it over his head. I was a bit amused to see this. He was doing it again and again. I thought as if he is enacting one of the pranks I played a couple of years back and then came to my mind the repercussions of my deeds. Suddenly, we heard the sound of the anklets. It sounded as if somebody was running. Then, we realized that the mother of the kid was running down the stairs. As soon as she reached down, she slapped the kid. The kid was puzzled.

Some things never change. Isn’t it?

Repentance: Systematic Chaos (Dream Theatre )

I happened to listen to this song recently.  In the end of the song there is an unspoken passage called ‘ The Twelve Promises” . The passage goes like this:

“If we are painstaking about this phase of our development

  1. We will be amazed before we are half way through
  2. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness
  3. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it
  4. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace
  5. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others
  6. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear
  7. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.
  8. Self-seeking will slip away
  9. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.
  10. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.
  11. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us
  12. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves”

The song ends with the following lines:

“You’re only as sick as your secrets
But the truth will set you free
The truth is the truth
And all you can do is live with it’

I believe that Dream Theatre deserves an applause for this one.


Life is a game

You win,
You lose,
Sometimes close,
Sometimes you touch and go,

Life is a game,
And there are no ties.

Don’t want to win,
Don’t want to lose,
Unable to decide,
You wish for a tie,

Life is a game,
And there are no ties.

So,play the game,
not to win,
not to lose,
Play your part,
think once who is against,
life doesn’t give choices,
Either zero or a one,
What you want,
What is right,
You have to decide,

Life is a game,
And there are no ties.