Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hopelessly Hopeful!!

A new season of KBC(Kaun Banega Crorepati) has just begun and I try to catch up some of its episodes as and when I can.More than the factors like general knowledge improvement and the charisma of Mr.Bachchan,what draws me to watch the show is the presence of people like me,the common man,who arrive there having nothing with them but a hope in their eyes....a hope to do well.

'Hope' is a term that we all often use much casually,but as a sentiment,it holds a very important place in our lives.

Every morning we hope to have a good day ahead....
After putting in hard work,we hope for good results....
Always,we hope for the well-being of our loved ones....
and so on....

But the best thing about HOPE is that it is devoid of any negativity.Even in the darkest of times,once you choose hope, anything's possible.
Whatever we hope for,the outcome always seems positive and leaves us with renewed enthusiasm....such is the magic of hope.

So when Albert Einstein says “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow ”,it could well mean that however the past or present may have been,we could always look forward to a good future:)

So people,don't lose hope ever because in all things it is better to hope than to despair.

As for me,I have heard "Walk with a hope in your heart,and you will never walk alone".....
I try not to walk alone!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Most of us,I am sure will remember that scene from 'Dil Chahta Hai' when towards the climax,Akash(Aamir Khan's character)looks at some college students and imagines himself and his friends in that position...well,filmy as it sounds,it happened to me too..:-)

Stuck in a traffic-jam,I spotted outside my car a group of schoolgirls,laughing carelessly and having a great time...and my mind shot back to many years ago,when I too,with my "gang" used to have a gala time with each other...:-)...and then began the series of remembrance of events and fun-times I had with each of all my friends...and set a broad smile on my face!:-)

I am reminded of a quote which says "Friends are God's ways of apologizing for our families".....In this,lying beneath the jest, what comes across is that friends are nothing less than our extended families....just that in this case,we get to make the choice.

We all have friends and a lot gets talked about friendships...mainly about true friends,real friends,friend in need etc.,but for me,friends are first of all someone with whom I can be myself. I don't have to be the boss, the smart person, the fool. With them, I can shed the masks and be who I naturally am, because I know they accept me as I am,just as I accept them in their raw and unadorned state.

All my friends,from school,from college,from office(yes,not everyone remains a colleague...many become pals:-)) are so wonderful that this blog could well be dedicated to them......mass-bunking,assignments,movies,trips,dandiya nights,parties,impromptu night-outs and many more such crazy fun times are something to be cherished forever... I surely do so:-)

Finally,as Charles Lamb puts it,"Its the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have the nonsense respected."....so heres hoping that the nonsense continues forever....

Cheers!

P.S:If you are smiling now(like I am)...Mission Accomplished!!:-)