Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Happy Nostalgias

Yes, I call it ‘happiness in nostalgia’ and dictionary support it as “a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time”. But never before I realized that a person can really be happy from nostalgic moments. I have always seen it as some moments which after recalling leave me melancholy, because I can never get them back (may be that’s how my psychology worked!).

The day before yesterday I was returning home after a stressful day work. My mind was congested with issues. Suddenly I saw a teenage girl in her Scooty as free as the soothing breeze, flying with colors. I don’t know how but gone from my sight the heavy traffic, the loud music in my car …………………

I landed myself in my little red bicycle. I remembered how I pressed my parent to buy me that, I remember my first fall from that and nevertheless it was very precious to me. Suddenly there was a sudden urge to ride it. Some inner call may be, to get out of the luxury car and ride that red bicycle.

My mind started wandering in some lands .I remembered the sweet shop near my home. I loved the taste of that “chanaboda” (an Indian sweet similar to gulabjamoon but having a harder coating) .And even today in my mind the taste remains intact in spite of my uncountable visit to Mc Donald’s. (I don’t intend to hurt the feelings of any Mc. Donald’s burger lover).

I remembered how my dad used to bring me lozenge named as “Poppins”, strangely enough I don’t know whether it exist now or not.

I smiled at, how I used to play with goats (it’s serious they were my play mates as well!!!).
Innumerable shades and color of thoughts moved me. I did not realize when I reached home? I would have entered in a heavy mood; instead I unlocked my home with a smile and a light heart.

I felt very good from inside and I discovered that nostalgia is a good therapy to bring back that smile in your face, to lighten you up and sometime to give you that extra strength for that work.

Everybody of us face strenuous situation which leave us disastrously weak mentally. I suggest apply the nostalgia therapy .But one should recall only those moments which make you smile (I don’t think recalling of punishment will help much).
But may be moments of innocence and some childish stupidity can work. I strongly support to what mind speaks. Forget status, problems, time and try to live for that moment if only once. It is my assurance, you will be happy at the end.
It is possible that nostalgic expedition help us to understand our needs and more than that; ourselves more clearly …...………………….

NB: - I enquired home about that bicycle; my parents were baffled at first. I came to know it was sold to scrap long ago …..So I bought one red bicycle yesterday (similar to old one if not exactly) and today onwards I am going to ride it.

“Have nice nostalgic moments” !!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Beautiful Traffic Jam

Well you all may be wondering that am speaking insane. How can that frustrating traffic jam be beautiful? But that’s my blog deal with, finding happiness in every possible area, in every possible way.
Okay lets face this truth that most of us do face this weird traffic jam more than often (in India and Delhi/NCR more specifically)

I always get stuck up in them, I see my fellow cab mates get angry and frustrated and eventually end up listening songs in their ipod. Most of us do feel the same way .But I thought why not deal with this constant problem more sportingly?
I am jotting down some ways to deal with this and I will be happy to get feedback from my readers.

1. Observing faces (girls don’t get me wrong here) - Observing all the faces nearby, seeing how each one react uniquely is very enjoyable. Here I would like to state one such instance where this particular gentleman rung his wife and was stating the inconvenience of coming home early ……well the horns and yells of cars actually saved his ear from the “reply back” I suppose. Because he put his phone (his wife still conversing) in the dashboard and smiled peacefully, so dealing with pretty household issue is quite beneficial (huh!!)

2. Cars – if you are thinking of buying a brand new car and not sure of the style and features, this is the right time. You can actually see what the trend in the market is. You can closely study the feature of the vehicle (minus test drive). Bikers can also find variety of sport bikes or the bike in demand very closely, at least pretty sure to make up mind.(Here i want to add if you see a person driving BMW and wearing a red T-shirt ,then know,it is very much in fashion).

3. Extra time – need to submit an assignment tomorrow and still not confident? You may be thinking how to manage time for that last moment preparation. Just relax, go on with that extra one or two hour and happily have the preparation, in the conference blame it on that “traffic jam” (not applicable to students and no hard feelings ok?)

4. Thinking time – perfect time to think ,if you are real thinkers who thinks your thinking can change the world ……go ahead think!!! I think one can really work on their projects while stuck up in traffic jam.

Last but not the least, who knows you, can find your soul partner here, just need to open your eyes in right direction!!!!!

So I hope the next time you get yourself wired up in this jam, you can make yourself productive and happy at the end …..

Monday, February 18, 2008

Valentino's Valentine

I think, Valentine’s Day is more significant to flower vendors than anyone else.
While coming to my office I have to pass through ten crossings, but never before I found my way so flowery. I felt there is something unusual in my way, suddenly I noticed the pretty girls buying flowers (red roses) at Rs. hundred bucks a single piece (I never knew they are so costly before!)

The flower vendors appeared to be in a high demand; somewhere I saw a glimpse of happy smile in their faces in spite of huge crowd surroundings.

I finally reached my office a bit late, but no one seems to ask me about that. They are engaged in some conversation which appeared alien to me. Soon I realized they are talking about Valentine’s Day gifts.

“You know he gifted me a diamond ring this valentine’s, they are so pretty, but I can not wear them here, they shine so much (I knew that diamonds generally shines).I don’t want to attract further attention”, says one.
The other one quipped, “yeah nowadays diamonds are so widely available, so he just booked a brand new Swift for me ,I really liked the car you know , I was so happy to know ,don’t you find that sweet of him ? I was a silent listener to these conversations, when suddenly we got a call from our boss for a facility meeting. And they have to put an end to their interesting conversation and I have to put an end of listening.

So is this the meaning of celebrating Valentine’s Day? I questioned my self. But no answer .I smiled thinking at least I am out of this norms coz’ I have a different way of celebrating it.
I hope you don’t mind Valentino?

Friday, February 15, 2008

how a person realized happiness

Akash thought “I am a successful man today”, driving his newly bought Honda Civic he remembered, how his company GeoGraph recently crossed million dollar revenue and being a CEO he knows it was really tough.

He is in a different mood today thinking deeply about his childhood, “Jane Kahan Gaye Woh Din” on radio mirchi made the thoughts more intense. While crossing the subzi market now he thought, this is the place he used to come with his father holding his hand. “I miss you dad” he said to himself.
Buzz Buzz Buzz his black Moto razor on the dash board is vibrating but he ignored the call and resumed thinking. He is feeling young; free from this material world and suddenly he feels the need to come out of these daily meetings, problems, traffic, parties etc.

Akash took a u turn drove 30 min straight to reach the place, parked his car and started walking. Ohh Its still looks same; here he first held her hand. He traveled back 5 years to his first date in the famous paranthe wali gali of chandni chowk.

Today is the time; he summoned courage and finally knocked the door after five long years.