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Monday, February 1, 2016

The best day of your life ? Today

Sunrise at Ananda in The Himalayas

(Pic courtesy Avi Ahluwalia)
How many times have you found yourself thinking, "Oh, its all right, I'll do it tomorrow."

Want to bet?  That its many times a day?

But here's the thought that popped into my head and one that refuses to go away.

'Today' is the best day of the rest of your life, so if you can do that one thing thing today, make sure you do it.

And do it well.

As Sant Kabeer said, many, many years ago, "Kaal kare so aaj kar,aaj kare so ab."
(Do what you plan to do tomorrow,  today
And what you plan to do today, now.)

Wise words indeed and one that I intend to make into my 'mantra', as far as I can help.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Magical, mysterious and always wonderful -The Golden Hour

Watching them walk by

I absolutely adore a certain time of the day.

 Most people call it it sunset, but I'm choosing to call it 'The Golden Hour.' 

The time itself is magical and I can and have, spent endless hours  (on different days) watching the magic unfold.

In this particular post, I'm sharing a couple of photographs, I clicked at the Qurum Beach, Muscat. This is a place I frequented for my evening walk, for over two decades and each of those walks had something unique, something magical about it.   And you are right, I love to go down Nostalgia Lane too- take it from me, it can be a truly rewarding and enriching journey. 

The Twlight Zone
Of course, if one's not at the beach, it can be equally magical- albeit in a different way altogether. I'm fairly certain that there are many of you out there who feel the same way as I do.

 Would love to hear your point of view as well so please do share.....

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Of Loss, and of hope - Different wells within your heart

A moment in time- Frozen forever

The poet Shamsuddin Mohammed (Hafiz)  once famously said, 

"There are different wells within your heart.

Some fill with each good rain,

Others are far too deep for that."

These are lines that hold so much of meaning-they talk of hope and they talk of loss as well. That  particular kind of loss that is buried deep inside a person's psyche and will remain there, perhaps till that person's last day.

Those same lines assumed even greater significance one day not so long ago when I was in one of the seaside towns of Oman. I came upon this man just sitting there lost in his own thoughts.There was something about his body language that was heartbreaking.

Just something about him and his surroundings.

On an otherwise, bright, beautiful and clear day, he just sat there .


What was going on in his mind? That of course, is a million dollar question and one that nobody will ever really know. Right upto the time he chooses to share it with someone who actually cares enough to enquire.

So there it is, that particular moment in time, frozen forever.

Every now and then I think and wonder.

"Hope he's doing better today."