Friday, April 15, 2011

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna......

Today was my last working day in my present organization...last day,a day of goodbyes!!I hate goodbyes, but then who doesn’t??Goodbyes are always difficult,whether its you who is leaving or someone else...and the thing that I often dread during such times is the 'Farewell Speech'...thanking one and all,whether or not u want to do so is a totally different thing....then listening to what people have to say about you(well at least the good thing is that on the face,everyone's gonna say good things)....So I can say I have been fairly lucky in that respect as both my "last days"have been pretty sudden,so I am spared the build-up and the speeches....but yes,there is always a heavy heart at the end of it all.....

The thing that I always remind myself of -when it comes to goodbyes- is that the time that I’ve had at one place must have been good, otherwise I wouldn’t mind leaving.My previous journeys has taught me that I’ll never see most of the people whom I’ve met again and that is okay, because the memories that we’ve made will last and remain in my heart for a lifetime....but still theres a hope in some corner of the heart that we might bump into someone whom we had once said "goodbye"......wo kehte hain na...."Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna....Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke....Fir Milenge Chalte Chalte":-);)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Maktub - Arabic popular saying that means "It was written!", meaning it was always meant to happen/to be.

I had come across this term in Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist" when Santiago(the main protaganist)realizes that his dreams will be fulfilled because it was so written.Though I have always been a firm believer in destiny,"MAKTUB" now seems to be the only reason for the  things that happen around us or with us.

So many times it happens that we give our hundred percent or do all the correct things to achieve something and still fall short of achieving these times when we are heart-broken,what is the only possible reason that comes to our mind...yes,that it was meant to be so.....but should that stop us from trying again???I really don't think so....

Take the case of the recent Cricket World CUp winning Indian Team....every four years the same team(with a few common players and few new ones) tries to win the trophy....2007 was a disastrous WC,in 2003 we were finalists but didn't win....but that didn't dissuade the team from trying again this year...Sachin Tendulkar has been a part of 6 World Cups since 1992,but won only in 2011.....because now was the time for it to happen.

In Hindi,there is a saying "Waqt se pahle aur kismat se jyada na kisi ko mila hai na milega"...that is just to say that whatever and whenever we get is how it was always meant to be....we don't get more or less than what we deserve nor is it sooner or later than it should is just perfect,because it has been so designed by the Hand which knows what is best for us...It is just the understanding and acceptance of this fact that will make life easier and a lot happier....AND It is just the understanding and acceptance of this fact that is so much easier said than done.....!!

However,I guess what still remains in our hands is to continue trying,and whatever be the results,we could put the blame or give the credit to the magical term "Maktub"......!!