Thursday, December 15, 2011
Is it due to the overpopulation?
is it due to over pollution?
Is it because of the work stress?
Or is it because of some relationship problems?
of course all of the above reasons would cause us a lot of grief but we will never be fed up of ourselves.
the real reason for not being happy with your life is that you are not able to fulfill the small goals that you set.
for eg. if you have decided that tomorrow you shall wake up at 6 am and go for jogging, but you are not able to. Here your frustration starts to begin in the day.
You wanted to find time for something you love but you werent able to.
at first you get angry with yourself.
then you get used to it. and finally after many days or even years you realise how unresolute you have been, not being able to fulfill anything that you had planned and thats when you start hating yourself.
its this constant cheating that you indulge with yourself is what makes you fed up with life. the primary reason being, that you cannot blame anyone but yourself and you are completely clueless as to how to improve.
Because internally you want to improve but your laziness thats stopping you from taking that next step towards satisfying yourself!
Its really a helpless feeling when you want to do something, no one is stopping you from doing it and still you are not able to do it due to some invisible force also known as laziness!
and hence i say that if you want to see yourself happy, get the basics right!
do the small things that you expect of yourself and the big things will fall in their place!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
BREAK IT DOWN!
Yes! thats the solution!
What?!! You dont believe me! Here's a small demonstration!
When i first saw this Rangoli, i was amazed! It looked too beautiful! At the same time i realised making something artistic like this was way out of my reach! But then i thought back to the words i have written above and said to myself why not break this thing up!
STEP: 1 The basic design!
STEP:2 Adding the Diyas!
STEP:3 some extra design!
STEP:4 Finishing touches!
And there you are!!
When you convert your problem into small steps, they dont look as intimidating and difficult as it once looked! Its a simple trick but one which we very rarely use in life!
And Hence my final word of advice: when faced with a problem, rather than breaking your head over it, try to break it down!
(A Special Thanks to Amruta for the wonderful Rangoli design!)
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
" Spend before you earn.!"
Saturday, July 2, 2011
My dear friends, human behaviour is unpredictable. You can never really guess as to how the other person is going to behave!
But by analysing you can surely learn a lot which can be useful in your other parts of life!
Friend: i want the pics of the party we had last sunday!
Me: Ok sure i will it give you.
Friend: please send them as soon as possible. ok?
Me: yes sure!!
Days become weeks and weeks become months. she keeps asking me about those pics but i always forget it.
Later i see my mobile, i had deleted almost all the pics and i have only 2 of them left!!
She had been so excited to see the pics since so many days.Now when i would reveal that i didnt have them she would definitely be really angry! I was surely in big trouble!
What to do now?
i upload the pics on facebook and send her the link along with a sorry message!
She sees the pics and later gets super angry on me!
She feels really betrayed and even thinks of breaking her friendship with me!
I send her only a message on facebook that "Sorry, i have got only 2 pics of the party in my mobile." and i dont upload the pics yet.
She is a bit dejected but she says " ok send me those pics!"
I send the pics and guess what
ALL IS WELL!!
What exactly happened? what was the difference in both the scenarios?
The answer lies in something i call as 'playing your cards in the right order'!
in both the situations i said sorry and in both the situations i sent her the 2 pics. but in the 2nd one i did it in the right order!
True in 2nd scenario too there was a disappointment on her face but because i hadnt sent the pics yet there was something she could look forward too! and that feeling of the unknown reduced her anger!
Often in life we do all the right things but we still are quite confused as to why we dont get the desired results!
the diagnosis to that lies in the simple fact that:
Its not enough to play the right cards,
YOU HAVE TO PLAY THEM IN THE RIGHT ORDER!!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Heres the Solution:
After a tiring day at my articleship ,
i went back home quite fed up with the hardships,
so many year end deadlines to address,
and the upcoming CA exam added to my growing stress,
a whole lot of promises and expectations i had to keep,
the road ahead seemed uphill and steep!
the fear and anxiety within me grew,
i was tensed and stressed and i didnt know what to do!
just then i heard a music i hadnt listened since long,
and gradually i began to sway to the rhythm of the song!
the song acted like a perfect magic potion,
within few mins i was free from all my tensions and depression!
it was then that i realised a big secret:
u dont need to be rich or successful so that true happiness u can find,
its all within u, its just the state of ur mind!!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
To all my Chess friends!
In the unknown town of Sicily,
Quite unknown to the whole of italy,
Had risen from the ashes,
the victor of many a deadly clashes,
People shuddered as his powers grew,
One by one he downed every don that sicily ever knew!
There was simply no one who could stand up to the don, let alone fight,
But then came a man skinny & weak who said,"freedom is my birth right!"
Without an army he struck many a blows to the don,
The don simply couldnt comprehend where had all his power gone!
He called his army the next day
I want you all back by the night,
and that man should be here in front of my sight!
True enough the army kept their word,
Finally the don saw the person about whom he had only heard!
Said the don, you are brave and shrewd but death shall come none the less,
But it shall be different and hence i invite you to a game of chess!
The final rule of the game,the don stated,
It will not be the king on the board, but the loser of the game who shall be checkmated!!
The don's right hand had been given his job right at the start,
He had to shoot the loser right in the heart!
The army of the don gathered around the board,
As the pressure in the room began to soar!
The don started with the move which was "best by test",
The man meekly moved his 'c' pawn ahead of the rest!
The don impressed his authority as he expanded all over the board,
the man was afraid of the coming winter as his resources he began to hoard!
He sent the king to the short side,
The don dispatched his musketeers to take off blacks pride!
Soon the white troops marshalled towards the black king,
As the white pawns moved closer the death song they began to sing!
The winter was soon going to begin and blacks hopes seemed to be damp,
But he kept optimizing his position within his camp!
It was one of the most merciless attacks one had ever seen,
the pawn on h7 was just one square away from becoming a queen,
More and more white's men reached the black's kingside,
But they just couldnt land the final blow, no matter how hard they tried!
Finally the sun went away and rampant became winter's forces,
White who had forgotten to hoard began to run out of resources!
The black pieces like death began slowing creeping towards the don,
The white king shuddered as far away all his defenders had gone!
All of black pieces, white would slay,
But what could they do when one of their own men blocked the way!
Unarmed and fragile the white king submitted to fate,
After a brutal attack the man finally announced check mate!
The don had been defeated, now what do i say,
But wait my dear folks, he had one last card to play!
My dear right hand shoot this man down!"
As the don heard the sound of the bullet his smile disappeared,
The bullet hit him in the head just as he had feared!
As he lay motionless on the ground, it dawned on him then,
The right hand on whom he had trusted the most was the pawn on h7!!
When the news of don's death reached outside,the city roared,
The skinny little man had defeated the don on and off the board!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Then why was my mother tensed. As i asked her with sadness she said," X uncle has died."
But i dont know him, i said. Yes even i havent met him for years, but today i will have to go to his house, said my mom.
It was then that i sank into thought. When someone is alive, we neglect him. We never meet him and when he dies we go to his funeral.(and sometimes even shed tears). But why didnt we go to his house when we had the chance to speak to him. To make him feel better. To make him feel that some one wants you to live.
It was then that i asked my mom about why she was going now and she replied," yeh to riwaaj hai beta! (Its a ritual!) and we have to follow it!
Man and his rituals!!
They follow them even when there is no logic to it!
I just hope that the time i will spend with a person when he is alive will always be more than the time i will spend seeing his pyre burning !!
(inspired by the thoughts of my friend Vishvesh.)
Monday, February 14, 2011
Finally i got tired of all these thoughts and went to the kitchen to make my milk. As i added some bournvita to my milk a few crumbs of them fell on the table. Suddenly from nowhere an 'Ant' came by and picked up a crumb of bournvita and began his journey towards the wall where supposedly he had his hill.
Being not particularly in a great mood i decided to test him! First i took some crumbs of sugar and laid it in his path. But the ant just didnt care. It seemed to me he didnt even glance at what was in his path! So happy he was with what he had got!
Seeing that my trick had failed, i started to place obstacles like a spoon or some box in its path! But once again the thoroughly determined ant didnt budge! He manoeuvred through the obstacles with the sight of the final destination in his mind! He had this crumb of bournvita which weighed nearly twice his weight! It was a burden on him but he knew that once he would reach the finish line the burden would be converted into his prize!
As the ant dodged my final obstacle and reached the wall, i saw how this little being had taught me so much in those 2 minutes!
1. By refusing something that seemed better (sugar) he told me, in life always be faithful! If you leave the one you have right now for someone better, you never know whether you will get that better one or not!Maybe then you will be left with nothing!
2. There will be obstacles in the path but once they are cleared joy will follow! The only test is whether you can fight the storm! if you can then the sun will soon shine!
3.Keep your destination in sight! If the ant never knew where it had to go it could never carry so much weight. But it always knew about its destination and that motivated him to give an extra bit!
4. I dont know what the ant did when he reached the ant hill but i am sure he must have enjoyed his prize!
When you have been faithful, hard working and persistent some how the fruits of your labour seem even more sweet!!
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
To do things which are convenient is easy.To be d best when all is good is easy.For every millionaire cud help a beggar but true sacrifice is when a beggar helps a beggar!
There is always something positive happening amidst all the negativity.Try to find it!
Those who struggle to get something today will get more than expected tomorrow!
Just dont be disheartened!
At that time remember that someone out there believes in u and wants you to win!!
God doesnt give helpers to people whom he thinks are capable of excelling on their own!
There will be times when u ll think you are getting nowhere.But be persistent.Your talent plus hardwork brings you almost equal to others but your persistence will take you a notch higher!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The moon with the help of the sun would somehow shine at night,
Said the Sun to the Star with a smile,
Why do you stay with this moon who is devoid of any glamour or style!
Come with me is what i say,
People will adore your beauty in the day!
The star just couldnt resist the proposal,
She left the moon to become sun's girl!
The moon couldnt believe what his Gf had done,
The star looked forward to her life with the sun!
Next day morning the sun illuminated the earth with its light,
The star came out in the open just like she did every night,
She was sure that she would leave people in trance,
But to her utter surprise, on her people didnt even glance!
From her dreamworld she had to stir,
The sun with all its charisma had overpowered her!
The Sun was strong,rich and omnipotent,
but as a partner to the star it did not compliment!
The star realised her mistake until noon,
With a lesson leant she went back to the moon!!
Moral: Never leave the one who makes your life beautiful!
- Sagar Shah
- Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 10:45am
So as soon as the flight landed, this man got up from his place rushed to the exit. There was a bus waiting near the plane which would take the people to the airport. This man hopped in the bus and was very happy that he would be the first one to reach the airport. But the bus wouldnt start until all the passengers had arrived in it. The other passengers took their own sweet time to come out! The man who had reached the bus first was pushed behind.
Finally when the bus reached the airport he was the last one to come out!
What do we learn from this:
Many a times in life we become really desperate about something. If we want something we really go after it with full enthusiasm, just like the man in this story but what we lack is proper planning.
Remember hard work and enthusiasm when combined with proper planning gives the best result!
-Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 1:25am
As I sat on the banks of the river beas in manali, the beauty of nature inspired me to write a few lines. I asked for pen and paper from my mom and came out with the following work in 15 mins!!
Place: Podar college
Hero: Sagar Shah
Heroine: name withheld!!!
And as always she looked beautiful and awesome,
I knew today the day to take my chance had come,
On her I took a glance,
And I knew that I would be fool if I didn’t take this chance,
I hadn’t felt so nervous even in a chess tournament,
As I neared her shivers down my spine were sent,
Seeing her meri bolti ho gayi bandh and all I was able to say
Was, this is for you ,happy rose day,
I didn’t even wait for a fraction,
Not paying any heed to what was her reaction,
And Just giving her the rose card gave me great personal satisfaction
I went home with happiness in me which was immense,
Not knowing the next few days would be really tense,
The future looked really bleak,
As a word with me she did not speak,
A pure sign of rejection,
I went back to the station my mind filled with great dejection,
Agle do din ke liye nahi meine khaya piya nahi mein soya,
Bas saara ka saara din mein roya,
Meine socha ki mere jaisa unlucky koi hi hoga,
Phir meine khidki mein se ek bhikari ko dekha,
Haath mein katora aur mooh pe muskaan lekar woh tha beta,
Ek din meine nahi khaya par that was out of choice,
The beggar who hadn’t eaten for days together didn’t raise a voice,
I hadn’t slept one night remembering her,
Par woh nahi soya bcoz he had no ghar,
I cried for losing something which I didn’t even possess,
And he was smiling even though he had lost everything and his life was in a mess,
I cannot describe his condition for words I am at loss,
I immediately realized how lucky I was!
In a reflex I went down and handed him a ten rupee note,
And instantly a smile on his face broke,
In India there are beggars in the number of crores,
And I bet helping them would give you more satisfaction than giving a beautiful girl a rose!!!!!
'Saadgi ki zindagi bitao aur paise bachao' was the slogan of shivsena
n i decided ki vote mujhe unko hi hai dena
jab results aaye to shivsena had won
but that didnt reduce my tension
just 3 days were left for the valentine day
n i hadnt decided to her what should i say
with great courage i asked will u bcum my valentine
woh boli haan and on 14th feb i would take her out to dine
that day she wore a sahi red dress
n any director would have signed her as his leading actress!!
we had met at 6 in the evening
so she suggested that we go for shopping
feeling my pocket i realised that due to shiv sena i had saved a lot of money
n i said why not honey!!
but as she started to shop the future didnt seem very sunny
n i had to remove the NOT fron the sentence and i started asking her why honey!!
i asked myself kya sabka val day hota hai aisa
n i didnt need to be a great mathematician to know that i was really short of paisa!!
i pleaded to her y dont we go for dinner
n look on her face got all the more meaner
n she ate as if she was dying of hunger
when the dinner was done
she said i had great fun
par agar woh thoda bhi zyada khati to mujhe dhone padte bartan
she said chalo ab mera pet gaya hai bhar
aur jaana hai mujhe ghar
par meine bola we will go to band stand
bahoon mein dale bahe hum le rahe the chain ki saans
i forgot ki she was the same girl jisne mere paise kiye the khalas
thodi der mein bolti hai mujhe lagi hai bahut pyaas
when i returned woh mujhe nahi dikhi
i felt like a popat n i asked a person if he had seen my maina
n he said she had been abducted by the shiv sena
us ladki ne mere bahut paise diye the bigad
aur saadgi bhari zindagi bitane ki raah batane wale shiv sainik ka hoon mein bada shukraguzar!!
mere dosto meri ek baat mannna
sirf ek din ke liye tumhara pyaar kisike liye nahi hona chahiye zyada
pyaar hona chahiye jaisa tha between heer-ranjha
woh rehna chahiye sacha jab tak aap rahenge zinda!!
What might be the formula of leading an enthusiastic non monotonous life? How can people who know us from a long time never get bored with our company?! Well the answer is to preserve a five lettered word called :