Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Life's what you make it :)



Some Useful tips
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. & while you walk, SMILE. It is the ultimate antidepressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
3. When you wake up in the morning, Pray to ask God's guidance for your purpose, today.
4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds.
6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
 8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for everything !
11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
12.You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'
17. Help the needy,Be generous ! Be a 'Giver' not a 'Taker'
18. What other people think of you is none of your business.
19. Time heals everything.
 20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
23. Each night before you go to bed ,Pray to God and Be thankful for what you'll accomplish, today !
24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
25.Share this with everyone on your list to help them lead a happier life.

SHOPAHOLIC and proud!! ;)







Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The 3 mistakes of my life : A Review

THE THREE MISTAKES OF MY LIFE
BY : CHETAN BHAGAT


The book is largely about the Indian youth brigade and their sentiments. Their thoughts, their actions and attitudes is what largely gets reflected through the book.What follows is a mix of cricket,religion, business, love and friendship. The secular and broadmindedness of Indian youth gets reflected through Ish’s character. Similarly, the flavor of the entrepreneurial spirit among the Indian youth gets reflected through Govind’s character. Lastly, it is Omi’s character that paints the picture of those Indian youth who often get seduced by trivial temptations but then at the end of the day, they continue to possess a heart of gold and flings to action without worrying about their own lives, without remaining in the territory of
selfishness. Although Omi is found to endorse his Mama’s religious and political sentiments, when it came to the life of an innocent adolescent, he erased all trivial issues off his mind and went on to make the supreme sacrifice as a human being. There is emotion, there is die-hard friendship, there is romance, there is humor, there is ecstasy and so is agony. The patriotic sentiments echoed in the book especially by the little Ali is something that deserves kudos especially now when the country is going through a bad phase.

 The book is  loved by India’s youth since it is about them and echoes their emotions and concerns. It projects their thoughts on politics, religion and cricket. Above all, it salutes the never-say-die spirit of mankind and that’s what should leave an indelible mark in the minds of readers. It is an emotional roller coaster , made me cry in the end.  
 THE MISTAKES -{1}Govind Patel is a young Gujarati boy who has scored centum in Mathematics and aspires to be a great business man. He sets up a sports goods shop with his friend and partner Ish and Omi. Ish is a cricket fanatic, a district level player turned coach. Omi is from a priest family but not interested in becoming a priest. Track-One is how Govind aspires big, manages to grow his business and goes through its ups and downs. Gujarat earthquake ruining his over 1 lakh investment for a shop in a newly built mall is termed Mistake number 1. 
{2}Govind also gives maths tuitions to earn money and he is asked to give tuition to Ish’s sister. Vidya needs some help understanding maths and Govind becomes her private tutor. Track 2 is how their private tuition progresses to friendship, love and more, before finally getting caught by Ish resulting in collapse of their friendship and Govind branded as a traitor. Govind violating an unwritten protocol & falling in love with his best friend’s sister is termed mistake number 2.
{3} Ish spots a young Muslim boy named Ali who due to superfast reflex able to make mental calculations at unbelievable speeds using which he can hit sixes of every ball. The third track of the story line is as to how they struggle to make this gifted boy a superstar, buy coaching him, taking him to Australia and protecting him during communal riots. A split second delay by Govind in making a specific move which could have saved Ali from a hit is termed mistake number 3.



Women are not Commodities


. A recent rape case that shook the whole country - The Munirka Gang Rape Case. The social workers are all geared up, demanding justice for the brave heart who is no more. People are glued to their television screens at home and wish to keep up with all the latest buzz about the case. But, the irony is, after a couple of months, no one will remember who she was. The rallies and protests will all fade away gradually. The society will keep accepting minor rape cases until another one of them makes it up to the headlines.
Precautions are being taken, new laws are being implemented. But it isn't actually the law that needs to be changed but the mentality of the people. Girls are not something to be 'Used and Thrown'. They are to be respected. Each one of us should no that the pain and torture inflicted on the victims, both physical and mental, are incurable. The images and flashbacks last forever, preventing them from moving on in life. Their life will never be the same again, all thanks to those unruly monsters who savaged the innocent girl just a few moments of pleasure. Humanity is dead, already. Let us all pledge to not FORGET, the brave heart's sacrifice should not go in vain.

.There are some articles that are written for us to get a better understanding of gender roles, aggression and sexuality in India but there are some that are just striking fear in our hearts . While we need to keep sharing these links and letting these stories be heard so that it remains in the nations consciousness , We also need to be fearless and channel all this energy somewhere. We need to keep going out at night, taking public transport, wearing what we want




  ' We are the youth. We have to make a change.
Reboot, reformat and rearrange,
And never give in, no matter how much your head may spin.
Just keep asking the question,
Is this the country that I live in?'



Monday, January 14, 2013

CHILDHOOD


Wasn't it easier in your lunchbox days?
Always a bigger bed to crawl into
Wasn't it beautiful when you believed in everything
And everybody believed in you?

It's alright, just wait and see
Your string of lights is still bright to me
Oh, who you are is not where you've been.
You're still an innocent,
You're still an innocent.

Wasn't it easier in your firefly -catching days?
When everything out of reach, someone bigger brought down to you
Wasn't it beautiful running wild 'til you fell asleep
Before the monsters caught up to you?

- <3

We are always told to live each and every moment as we will regret them once they are gone. How true!
Every time I  see a photograph or anything of the past, it brings  a wide smile on my face. It always make me wonder how easy those times were. Free from everything, every stress , every problem..
You are supposed to do only three things - Sleep, Eat and play.and nobody would  even advise you the right way to do that..If you want something just cry and the whole house will be running in circles to fulfill your wishes.  Everyone loves you. nobody judges you. How i wish  those days would come  back..