I am crossing a milestone in my life today. These are the thoughts which come to me, or rather quoting thoughts which replicate mine -

There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy and a tragedy. - Mark Twain

And now the end is near And so I face the final curtain,
My friends, I'll say it clear,

I'll state my case of which I'm certain.

've lived a life that's full, I've traveled each and every highway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way.

Paul Anka

L'Oreal found guilty of racial discrimination
Paris: L’OrĂ©al, the French cosmetics giant, has been found guilty by the highest court in the French judiciary of racial discrimination, for considering women from the minority communities in France unworthy of selling its shampoos.

We need to have similar PIL against the fairness creams. I was so disgusted to find even Nivea coming out with skin cream with fairness cream component. Have you seen that advt about a tennis player who plays good but isn't worthy of going for a tournament because her body is darker than her face !!!

Protest against this social disorder!

Mere Ghar Aana

Zindagi Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana Aana Zindagi
Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana Aana Zindagi

Mere Ghar Ka Seedha Sa Itna Pataa Hai
Mere Ghar Ke Aage Mohabbat Likha Hai
Na Dastak Zaruri, Na Aavaz Dena
Maein Saanson Ki Raftaar Se Jaan Lungi
Havaaon Ki Khushboo Se Pehchaan Lungi
Tera Phool Hoon Dost
Teri Bhool Hoon Dost
Tere Haathon Mein Chehra Chhupa Ke Jeena Hai Jeena
Jeena Zindagi, Zindagi
O Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana
Aana Zindagi Zindagi Mere Ghar Aana


Infatuation is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoned passion or love; addictive love. Usually, one is inspired with an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone. Infatuation is a common emotion characterized by unrealistic expectations of blissful passion without positive relationship growth or development. Infatuation is distinguished by a lack of trust, loyalty, commitment, and reciprocity. In the case of infatuation, there is more often than not an obsessor and an object of desire (generally unattainable). One may come to the conclusion that, unlike love, infatuation is not usually mutual.

I am infatuated! :-)


har shakhs se na rakh umeed-e-wafa
sab phool khushboo diya nahi kartay

Well since I am posting this to the world, I guess an English translation is needed: Don't expect faithfulness from every person; all flowers do not give out fragrance!

Sometimes few words can hit bulls eye! Reminds me of a song too, from a movie called 'Bhanwar'

Rang le aayenge roop le aayenge
kagaz ke phool dhool arey dhool
khusboo kahan se layenge

drops of Zen

I read this is today's newspaper and somehow it struck a cord in my inner self -

"Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and grass grows by itself" - Zen saying

Thought I'd share.

For those who are against reservations

Well, there was a very big agitation against reservations many years back. Even now there is widespread anger about reservations. In a way I am also against mindless reservations to appease a certain section of society but there are aspects which has not been looked into by many. I would like to look at this from perspective of reservation bill for women.
The key is to look at state of women in India from present perspective, today in 2009. Women still get raw deal in a common household in India especially so in rural areas. I was appalled to know that even now nearly half the women in India get married before the legal age limit!
Last census listed women literacy at only 54% and something which is even more appalling is the fact that only about 13% of women have education higher than primary!
With these kind of statistics, do you think women in India have equal chance of being elected to prime democratic body of our country? Do you think there will be adequate representation of 49% of the population of the country? No, the dice is indeed loaded against women of the country.

Do you not think the other 51% population plays a greater role in deciding for entire population of the country? Is women empowerment essential to all round growth of the country? Yes, for adequate representation of about half the country's population and also to give a positive push for growth of women, we need some special action.
The proposed legislation is to reserve 33.3 percent seats in Parliament and state legislatures for women. I am all for it.

I am quite happy to know that Ms. Meira Kumar has been elected speaker of the Loksabha of Indian Parliament.
More power to women!