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Life:

January 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Life: Participate.

Don’t be a bystander and watch it roll past.

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Think&Exist | Destiny | The Alchemist or Om Shanti Om

March 31, 2009 Leave a comment

Paulo Coelho in The Alchemist:

“To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only real obligation.
All things are one.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires to helping you to achieve it’.”

Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om:

“Agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaho to saari kaaynaat usey tum se milaane mein lag jaati hai”

” अगर किसी चीज़ को दिल से चाहो तो सारी कायनात उसे तुम से मिलाने में लग जाती है’ “


Kay-veereetay Jaiyse | Gujju Rap | Gujarati Rap Must watch

January 15, 2009 Leave a comment

No this is not the notorious Patel Motel Rap. It is rap, but a very well made one at that.

The rap is a sort of a ballad of a journey of a young ambitious man – a son, a brother, wanting to economically immigrate to ‘Umereekaa’ ~ Maarey Umereekaa javvu che ~ A call that many a youth, many a families are making. Once he is here, he goes through all the work, effort, trials & tribulations of adjusting to the western culture, achieving his goals and ambitions of ~ ‘Maare millionaire thavu che’~. But all along he knew deep inside he was also losing a lot of himself. Nothing comes for free.

Not to say that lofty ambitions, high goals are wrong. Not to say that the ability to buy a Hummer and wear the best suits is wrong. But should these things be achieved only at the cost of losing, breaking, ignoring the relationships, the bonds that tie us, that keep us on firm ground, then they are all wrong. Duty is a very important word and ‘virtue’ – culturally within the Indian Diaspora. Fore go the odd dollar for the sake of doing your duty. This is a fight that all Indian youth born and raised or brought up in a ~ ‘vilaayat’ ~ a foreign(?) land – in the west have with themselves. Sadly some lose this battle. But most shine through.

Listen for the gujarati words..

maru dil..my heart
maru loy..my blood
maru nath..my family …2 worlds apart
kay-veereetay jaiyse

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~ Rakesh

Think&Exist | Trust yourself

January 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
~ Ralph Emerson

Shabd – Words | Use wisely

January 7, 2009 Leave a comment

Shabd

Jo beet gayi so baat gayi | Harivanshrai Bachchan

May 24, 2008 Leave a comment

Jo beet gayi so baat gayi
Jeevan may ek sitatra tha,
Mana woh behad pyara tha
Woh toot gaya toh toot gaya.

Amber ke aangan ko dekho,
Kitne iske tare toote,
Kitne iske pyare chhoote.

Jo chhot gaye phir kahan mile
Par poocho toote taron ka,
Kab amber shok manata hai,
Jo beet gayo so baat gayi.

~ Harivanshrai Bachchan

What has happened has happened !
In your life there was a star
Agreed that it was bright and beautiful.

If it has broken today it is broken !
Look at the courtyard of the sky,
How many of its stars break away from it,
How many of its stars leave it and go away.

But of all the stars and loved ones the sky loses,
Have you ever seen the sky mourn for them !
What has happened has happened !

Source: BigBlog – Amitabh Bachchan – Day 35

Powerful | Who I am does make a difference

April 25, 2008 3 comments

Our respective profiles; be it our Facebook profile, or our real social profile; shows many ‘friends’. Friends made with a click, or made with a smile and a shake. The ‘instant’ nature of everything in our lives, in my opinion, has greyed out the difference between ‘acquaintance’ and ‘friends’.

Every now and then, it is required for us to stop and look around us and ascertain the quality, the value of these ‘friends. Once a value is attributed make sure that the person knows their value in your life and that “Who they are really does make a difference”

This video makes us stop and think, out of so many ‘friends’, who really would we be able to pin a Blue Ribbon with Golden letters??

Stop and have a ponder!

Not many!

(Warning: Keep a box of tissues handy to wipe that odd thing called a Tear, from your eyes!)

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