What makes me Happy

This sweet girl wanted to know what makes me happy.

I just love being tagged :)…

So here it is –
[if you don’t like/can’t stand heavy doses of mokkai I warn you against reading further :)]

Watching (staring at) greenery, the blue sky, and a slight wind brushing my face makes it even better.

Seeing people [especially the ones I like] smile.

When my mother treats me like a baby :).

Listening to music that makes me stop whatever I’m doing, close my eyes, take a deep breath, and suddenly make everything (note not ‘everyone’) around seem to beautiful [even if it happens to be the same place in office where I have been sitting all day facing all kinds of annoying technical/human issues 🙂 ].

Chocolaaate, Ice Creeeam (which I’m eating right now :p), Potato Fry, Lays and Kurkure

Finding some interesting headline in the last page/editorial of The Hindu everyday.

When a friend calls me up [you will know how good it feels if it happens to you as rarely as it does to me :D]
Corollary: Seeing missed calls and messages in my mobile [unless it’s from my teammates/manager – those things are quite scary 😮 ].

When someone says I’m a good girl :p

When my friends laugh at all the silly jokes I (try to) make.

Reading interesting forwards.

Finishing a job that I really worked hard to do.

When I get the time to go to a temple, and just sit there in peace – forgetting everything – for a minimum of 30 minutes.

When a release date goes smooth without any issues (right now my next greatest fear after death).

Everything that makes me laugh.

When I feel something very deep in my heart and it comes out quite well in words.

When friends share their feelings with me. (It’s not like I’m happy at their state, but the feeling that they trust me does give a slight shade of happiness)

All the people who have turned my life from the hopeless wreck that it was 6 years ago to the happy and beautiful one I’m living today (includes the girl who made me write this post).

I took a Chalk
And tried to draw
A Circle to contain
What I knew as Joy

Suddenly,
The Chalk split into seven
And drew a Rainbow
The end of which
I could not see

I kept walking
Looking for the end
But why did I feel something
Growing in my Heart?

Was it not little?
Was it not contained?
Oh, the Joy I had
Was growing within me

The more I looked outside
The more Joy I found inside
How I wish the Rainbow never ends
How I wish the Rainbow never ends…

Happiness is not doing what we like, it is liking what we do. Find it, See it, Feel it in everything you experience. No one hates to see a smiling face (unless you are a serial/cinema villain/villi). The world has never regretted having to hold one more happy soul.

Stay Happy always!!!

People I’d like to tag:

Normally would have tagged Pingu and Suba, but that has already been done.

So who said you can’t tag the same person twice hehe…

Suba

What makes me Happy… :D

This sweet girl wanted to know what makes me happy.

I just love being tagged :)…

So here it is –
[if you don’t like heavy doses of mokkai I warn you against reading further :)]

Watching (staring at) greenery, the blue sky, and a slight wind brushing my face makes it even better.

Seeing people [especially the ones I like] smile.

When my mother treats me like a baby :).

Listening to music that makes me stop whatever I’m doing, close my eyes, take a deep breath, and suddenly make everything (note not ‘everyone’) around seem to beautiful [even if it happens to be the same place in office where I have been sitting all day facing all kinds of annoying technical/human issues 🙂 ].

Chocolaaate, Ice Creeeam (which I’m eating right now :p), Potato Fry, Lays and Kurkure

Finding some interesting headline in the last page/editorial of The Hindu everyday.

When a friend calls me up [you will know how good it feels if it happens to you as rarely as it does to me :D]
Corollary: Seeing missed calls and messages in my mobile [unless it’s from my teammates/manager/airtel network – those things are quite confusing/scary/irritating respectively 😮 ].

When someone says I’m a good girl :p

When my friends laugh at all the silly jokes I (try to) make.

Reading interesting forwards.

Finishing a job that I really worked hard to do.

When I get the time to go to a temple, and just sit there in peace – forgetting everything – for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Everything that makes me laugh.

When I feel something very deep in my heart and it comes out quite well in words.

When friends share their feelings with me. (It’s not like I’m happy at their state, but the feeling that they trust me does give a slight shade of happiness)

All the people who have turned my life from the hopeless wreck that it was 6 years ago to the happy and beautiful one I’m living today (includes the girl who made me write this post).

I took a Chalk
And tried to draw
A Circle to contain
What I knew as Joy

Suddenly,
The Chalk split into seven
And drew a Rainbow
The end of which
I could not see

I kept walking
Looking for the end
But why did I feel something
Growing in my Heart?

Was it not little?
Was it not contained?
Oh, the Joy I had
Was growing within me

The more I looked outside
The more Joy I found inside
How I wish the Rainbow never ends
How I wish the Rainbow never ends…

Happiness is not doing what we like, it is liking what we do. Find it, See it, Feel it in everything you experience. No one hates to see a smiling face (unless you are a serial/cinema villain/villi). The world has never regretted having to hold one more happy soul.

Stay Happy always!!!

People I’d like to tag:

Normally would have tagged Pingu and Suba, but that has already been done.

So who said you can’t tag the same person twice hehe…

Suba

The Great Indian Tragedy

The 2007 World Cup is all but a financial disaster, thanks to India’s horrid performance. And yes, it’s sensational so our dear media will not miss a chance to analyze each and every atom that was involved in this great Indian ‘tragedy’ (speaking of tragedies, I doubt the tsunami or Gujarat riots invoked a similar amount of empathy from the media).

Just consider this, hours of air time was ‘used’ in going through statistics of Indian team players and the media taking decisions through important polls about who should stay in the team and how things can improve. And when all this was happening, the news of an Indian becoming the world’s top chess player was pushed to the background. Who cares about chess?? The Great Indian Cricket Team is in shambles. How can we possibly be celebrating an Indian as the No. 1 Chess Player when the future of many mediocre Indian cricketers holds more national importance?

Actually, it’s strange how the media that jumps up on every chance to glorify the India Story missed this. However, I suppose Mr. Anand would not really mind missing the spotlight. As an Indian, he would be used to the way cricket is being hyped up. And I’m sure he would be thankful to God that the media and advertisers are not after him to give him a larger-than-life image and ruin his concentration. Chess is not a commercially viable game, so he stands clear of all distractions and can continue reaching new heights in the game.

Back to the ‘tragedy’, it’s amusing the way the news channels are treating it.

Here is a small imaginary transcript of a news channel’s cricket ‘analysis’ (comments in brackets):

Scene: a news reporter standing outside BCCI HQ.

A few meters away, a BCCI official comes out of the building and sees his friend and colleague there.

BCCI official: Did you have your tea?

Colleague: No. The tea here for the past 2 days is very bad. I have sent the security to bring some tea for me from the stall around the corner.

BCCI official: Ok. I have to go home early. Promised to take the kids to the park today.

Saying thus, the official simply nods his head, gets into his car, and drives away.

The reporter immediately gets in touch with the news channel. The news channel flashes the words ‘BREAKING NEWS: BCCI officials hold important discussion at HQ! Future of Indian team questionable’

The headline reads: The Big No(d)

Newreader: Let’s go over to our reporter who is at BCCI Headquarters

Reporter: Just a few minutes ago I spotted a BCCI official discussing something important and nodding his head. We don’t know what it was all about, but there is a high possibility they were discussing about Sachin’s future, as I heard some rumors flying around in the morning. There seems to have been a heated discussion in there. The BCCI official came out early and left in a hurry after talking with a colleague. These are strong indications that serious things are going on inside the headquarters.

(In the screen, repeated visuals are played of the BCCI official walking out of the building and talking to his friend, nodding and leaving in his car.)

Newsreader: Is there any news on the composition of the Indian team now? Because we are sure that some major changes are going to be made after the… (reader slowly glances at his desk) World Cup debacle.

Reporter: No I think no major decisions have been made so far on who’s going to be in the team. Though there are some strong indications that Dravid is going to be retained as captain. Many people here seem to be of the view that it was the team that failed and the captain cannot be blamed.

Newsreader: Thank you. So that is the breaking news for this hour (!!!). Keep watching while we bring you more updates.

After the break…

Newsreader: Welcome back. We continue our discussion on Cricket with a special guest. She’s beautiful, she’s lovely and of course, she’s talented as well (!!!!). We welcome actress Jil Jil Ramamani (sorry I couldn’t resist that bit :p) to the studio. Jil, thanks for joining us here.

Jil, dressed up as most of us normally would do for a wedding ceremony, simply nods her head with a slight smile.

Newsreader: So you like Cricket? (a silly grin on his face).

Jil: Ooohhhh Yeeessss!!! (a siller laugh follows)

Newsreader: So tell us what are your views on the Indian team’s current state after the World Cup?

Jil: I think it is very bad, I have been following India’s progress (???) from the beginning and was very disappointed when they lost to Bangladesh. You know I was praying Oh they shouldn’t lose shouldn’t lose… hahaha… but I guess you know things didn’t happen that way.

Newsreader: So do you think Sachin should be out of the team now that he seems to be out of form?

Jil: Oh no not at all!!! He is such a wonderful player. You see Form is temporary, but Claaasss is permanent (ooh now where have we heard this before??). So I think yes, he should stay (selectors did you hear that??).

Newsreader: Who should be the next captain?

Jil: Ummmm… (thinks – oh they didn’t tell me they would be asking this question…)

Newsreader tilts his head and smiles at Jil. Come on, it’s not everyday a lovely heroine comes into the studio.

Jil: I really think Dravid should continue (which means I can’t think of anything now).

Newsreader: Ok Jil. Thank you for joining our discussion here. Good luck for your upcoming movie.

Jil: Hahaha.. Thanks…

Newsreader: Stay tuned. We will be continuing our discussion with more experts (!!!!!!!) after the break.

*** THE END ***

Ok maybe some of it was a little too much, but not very far away from the truth :).

All this leaves us thinking which is the real Indian Tragedy, the state of the Cricket Team or the state of News in the country.

Who cares??? Money Rules!!!

If you enjoyed reading this, please do read my inspiration for this, by my dear friend and writer Pingu. Even if you did not enjoy reading this one bit, do read that – it will be much better I promise you :).

The Great Indian Tragedy

The 2007 World Cup is all but a financial disaster, thanks to India’s horrid performance. And yes, it’s sensational so our dear media will not miss a chance to analyze each and every atom that was involved in this great Indian ‘tragedy’ (speaking of tragedies, I doubt the tsunami or Gujarat riots invoked a similar amount of empathy from the media).

Just consider this, hours of air time was ‘used’ in going through statistics of Indian team players and the media taking decisions through important polls about who should stay in the team and how things can improve. And when all this was happening, the news of an Indian becoming the world’s top chess player was pushed to the background. Who cares about chess?? The Great Indian Cricket Team is in shambles. How can we possibly be celebrating an Indian as the No. 1 Chess Player when the future of many mediocre Indian cricketers holds more national importance?

Actually, it’s strange how the media that jumps up on every chance to glorify the India Story missed this. However, I suppose Mr. Anand would not really mind missing the spotlight. As an Indian, he would be used to the way cricket is being hyped up. And I’m sure he would be thankful to God that the media and advertisers are not after him to give him a larger-than-life image and ruin his concentration. Chess is not a commercially viable game, so he stands clear of all distractions and can continue reaching new heights in the game.

Back to the ‘tragedy’, it’s amusing the way the news channels are treating it.

Here is a small imaginary transcript of a news channel’s cricket ‘analysis’ (comments in brackets):

Scene: a news reporter standing outside BCCI HQ.

A few meters away, a BCCI official comes out of the building and sees his friend and colleague there.

BCCI official: Did you have your tea?

Colleague: No. The tea here for the past 2 days is very bad. I have sent the security to bring some tea for me from the stall around the corner.

BCCI official: Ok. I have to go home early. Promised to take the kids to the park today.

Saying thus, the official simply nods his head, gets into his car, and drives away.

The reporter immediately gets in touch with the news channel. The news channel flashes the words ‘BREAKING NEWS: BCCI officials hold important discussion at HQ! Future of Indian team questionable’

The headline reads: The Big No(d)

Newreader: Let’s go over to our reporter who is at BCCI Headquarters

Reporter: Just a few minutes ago I spotted a BCCI official discussing something important and nodding his head. We don’t know what it was all about, but there is a high possibility they were discussing about Sachin’s future, as I heard some rumors flying around in the morning. There seems to have been a heated discussion in there. The BCCI official came out early and left in a hurry after talking with a colleague. These are strong indications that serious things are going on inside the headquarters.

(In the screen, repeated visuals are played of the BCCI official walking out of the building and talking to his friend, nodding and leaving in his car.)

Newsreader: Is there any news on the composition of the Indian team now? Because we are sure that some major changes are going to be made after the… (reader slowly glances at his desk) World Cup debacle.

Reporter: No I think no major decisions have been made so far on who’s going to be in the team. Though there are some strong indications that Dravid is going to be retained as captain. Many people here seem to be of the view that it was the team that failed and the captain cannot be blamed.

Newsreader: Thank you. So that is the breaking news for this hour (!!!). Keep watching while we bring you more updates.

After the break…

Newsreader: Welcome back. We continue our discussion on Cricket with a special guest. She’s beautiful, she’s lovely and of course, she’s talented as well (!!!!). We welcome actress Jil Jil Ramamani (sorry I couldn’t resist that bit :p) to the studio. Jil, thanks for joining us here.

Jil, dressed up as most of us normally would do for a wedding ceremony, simply nods her head with a slight smile.

Newsreader: So you like Cricket? (a silly grin on his face).

Jil: Ooohhhh Yeeessss!!! (a siller laugh follows)

Newsreader: So tell us what are your views on the Indian team’s current state after the World Cup?

Jil: I think it is very bad, I have been following India’s progress (???) from the beginning and was very disappointed when they lost to Bangladesh. You know I was praying Oh they shouldn’t lose shouldn’t lose… hahaha… but I guess you know things didn’t happen that way.

Newsreader: So do you think Sachin should be out of the team now that he seems to be out of form?

Jil: Oh no not at all!!! He is such a wonderful player. You see Form is temporary, but Claaasss is permanent (ooh now where have we heard this before??). So I think yes, he should stay (selectors did you hear that??).

Newsreader: Who should be the next captain?

Jil: Ummmm… (thinks – oh they didn’t tell me they would be asking this question…)

Newsreader tilts his head and smiles at Jil. Come on, it’s not everyday a lovely heroine comes into the studio.

Jil: I really think Dravid should continue (which means I can’t think of anything now).

Newsreader: Ok Jil. Thank you for joining our discussion here. Good luck for your upcoming movie.

Jil: Hahaha.. Thanks…

Newsreader: Stay tuned. We will be continuing our discussion with more experts (!!!!!!!) after the break.

*** THE END ***

Ok maybe some of it was a little too much, but not very far away from the truth :).

All this leaves us thinking which is the real Indian Tragedy, the state of the Cricket Team or the state of News in the country.

Who cares??? Money Rules!!!

If you enjoyed reading this, please do read my inspiration for this, by my dear friend and writer Pingu. Even if you did not enjoy reading this one bit, do read that – it will be much better I promise you :).