hakuna MataMata

Hakuna MataMata ain’t just a crazy phrase
hakuna MataMata means no worries for rest of your life.
As a human being, it’s natural to worry whether it is approaching examination, project deadlines, fulfilling our partner’s expectation and the list goes on, on and on.
Whether it’s rich or poor, all have equal share of their worries.
We can’t stop our self from stop worrying but we can definitely develop a right attitude to tackle it.
We need to open up to the positive outlook towards life.
Sharing my favorite quote –
‘What we think, we become’ – Buddha.


Horror Tales of Jeera Tai..

“You should not go to the palace after sunset” – the old man warned the young gentleman.

The young gentleman was an architect who had come to the village to renovate the old palace.

He asked ‘why?’

‘Don’t you know, the palace is cursed by the ghost of jeera tai’ – old man replied.

‘Hahaha, are you crazy old man?’ snubbed the young gentleman.

‘Ghost exists only in horror story books. It is because of the blind superstition of people like you that our country is still considered third world.’

‘I request you please don’t go, every guy who has ever tried to stay the night in the palace has suffered a tragic death.’ The old man pleaded to the young gentleman.

‘Hahahaa, I’m different. I will prove this old myth is nothing but a complete lie.’ – gentleman remarked.

‘They all said they were different but there dead bodies told a different story. Babu, you are a nice educated young man go back to the city. Don’t become a reckless man. Listen to my advice’ – joining his both hands, the old man again pleaded.

‘No. I am going to the palace’ and he started walking towards the old palace..

It is a long walk towards the palace..

He walks, he walks, he walks..

During the walk, his mind was preoccupied with the warning of the old man.

He reached the deserted old palace.

The gigantic palace stood at the corner of the forest.

It was as dark as a night with out a star in the sky.

There were dark corners everywhere, he could sense the  dark shadows lurking in the still air, along with a faint smell of death hanging in the chilling darkness of the night.

He entered the palace and close the door.

As he walked on the floorboards that creak  on every step, he heard the whisper of a old women echoed with the sound of footsteps that were coming from nowhere.

The wind was blowing inside the palace and the curtains shook like they were laughing.

He tried to light the candle but the strong wind shove it off.

He tried to rush towards the door and started pushing it but the lock was jammed.

There was a dark unseen energy that drains the clean air and turns it sour, breathing it in causes your lungs to quiver.

His heart started pounding, hands started sweating and he was scared.

The he heard a noise that could not possibly be human, it was terror-filled and nightmarish.

It had a wail of horror, a keen that would chill you to the marrow.

He was gasping for breath, hoping to find something to hold onto, sweating profusely.

He fell on the ground.

Next day, in the village everyone talked about “how ghost of Jeera Tai ate another man”.

Next day, in the city the doctor was reading the post mortem report of the gentleman, cause of death ‘heart attack’.




take a chill pill

Several times, I have woken up with a feeling of uncertainity, not sure where my life is going, with a feeling that I am wasting my life, many times with negative aspect towards life.

After a while, you get use to the negative feeling but I ask myself is it a good things that we gave in to the feelings around us.

What are the things which harms us but we don’t even realize it.

Underestimating your capabilties and Self doubt

Hanging out with negative people

Not having goal or purpose in life

No hobbies (don’t play blame games but play games) remove the dust from the badminton racket amd start playing at least twice a week in your busy schedule

Complaining about everything : we all
Hate our boss, peers, compnay and blah blah so no point of cribbing

Meditation: take 2 mins out of your life to look inside your body to find happiness and clarity in your life

Take pause, back seat and look where life is going.

Don’t compromise on ethics : if you someone doing wrong thing like bribing stop oit

Don’t neglect friends and relatives.

Book Review: ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ (BLOG #124)

This book was recommended by a friend long time back.

Finally, I started reading last night and couldn’t leave my chair until I finish reading the last page.

‘DEATH’ – The 5 letter word which can shake the strongest person on the Earth.

The language of the book is very simple and heart touching.

This is a story of professor Morrie Schwartz who is suffering from ALS* and is lying on his death bed meets his favorite student, Mitch after twenty years and together they start working on their ‘Last thesis’.

Every Tuesday, Mitch visits Morrie and the book basically describe their conversations on Death, fear, aging, greed, marriage, family, society and a meaningful life.

Mitch begins by sharing his life story where he is completely honest and says ‘I traded lots of dream for a bigger paycheck, and I never realized I was doing it’. Then Morrie tells him about ‘The  tension of opposites’ where life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do something , but you are bound to do something else.

Only when you are facing the death, you realize that you have spent so many hours on things that meant absolutely nothing to you such as gossiping about the movie stars, supermodels, latest gadget.

Below is the synopsis of their conversations over fourteen wonderful Tuesday:

Death – Everyone knows they are going to die but nobody believes it. if we did, we would do things differently”. He further says ‘once you learn how to die, you learn how to live’ and ‘death is as natural as life. it’s part of the deal we made’.

Family: He talks about the importance of your family, your wife and your children. Friends are important but it’s the family which takes care of you during hard time. For instance, he is bed ridden, his friends came to visit him but no one will stick around to assist him towards bathroom. He frequently quotes his favorite poet, Auden – ‘Love each other or perish’.

Emotions: Here he talks about Buddhist philosophy of ‘Learn to Detach’ which means don’t cling to things, because everything is impermanent.

Fear of Aging: he says it is impossible for the old not to envy the young but the issue is to accept who you are and revel in that. He also says it’s like going back to being a child again. We all know how to be a child. It’s inside all of us. For me, it’s just remembering how to enjoy it.

Money: ‘Status will get you nowhere’. There’s a big confusion in the country over what we want versus what we need. You get respect by offering something that you have ‘which is your time’.

Love: Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.He says ‘I would rather put my energy into people’ when Morrie was with you, he was really with you. He looked you straight in the eyes and he listened as if you were the only person in the world. He believes in being fully present.

Marriage: He shares few rules for marriage. If you don’t respect the other person, you’re gonna have lot of troubles. If you don’t know hoe to compromise, you’re gonna have lot of troubles. If you can’t talk openly with the other person, you’re gonna have lot of troubles. If you don’t have common set of values in life, you’re gonna have lot of troubles. The most important – ‘you need to belief in the importance of your marriage’.

Culture: No matter where you live, the biggest defect we human beings have is our short shortsightedness. He still believe in the inherent good of people as he believes people are only mean when they are threatened by our culture whether it is religion, economy, fear of losing job and it’s all part of the culture.

Forgiveness: ‘Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others. Pride and vanity are the things, he regret in his life. He shares a story of his friendship with Norman and how his pride ruined it. he wished he had done more with his work, had written more books, and visited more places.

It is a must read book.

Rating: 9/10









*Stephen Hawking,the famous physicist suffering from ALS disease)