When things go wrong, do not despair... it is time to rise up again!
A frozen moment that suddenly melts,
Wrapped in a cloak of despair or disgust,
There comes a time in everyone’s life,
When things just refuse to fall in line.
Whenever the light dims and fortune wanes,
There are many to tell you why you have failed,
Not many to stop and offer a reassuring pat,
But to point out one by one your innumerable mistakes,
When the going gets tough,
And you feel a tightness in your chest,
When sadness embraces you,
And you feel lost in a maze,
The tear in your eye melts,
And courses down your cheek.
It’s time to face the gale against your chest,
To stand up erect and give your best,
Never once the nightingale stopped her chant,
It sang blithely be it rain or hail,
Never once has she stopped and asked,
“Why should I sing when I am in despair?”
The frozen moments with it retain,
The memories of the lonesome phase,
The mighty banyan does crumble,
The Earth does shake and break,
But the one who bears it and yet stand erect,
IS THE ONE WHO BEARS IT WITH GRACE…
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This strange love story reminds me of Princess Diana when she gave an interview about Prince Charles - "There were three of us in this marriage!”
This love was flawed and broken the way only we humans know how to break things with our ego, pride, insecurity and complexities!
Where do I even begin to tell the story of how deep a love can be, how it transcends time, place and people. Perhaps this is a story about how women are their own worst enemies. Either way it is a story that tells us how frail, fragile and fraught we are as humans and how much we hurt each other.
This love story began when I was two years old. Growing up in India in a culture that wove love stories like Laila Majnu, Heer Ranjha and the epic symbol of love, the Taj Mahal, into the very fabric of our existence, love was always an integral part of our lives.
One such love story was of a boy and a girl who were neighbours. The boy, an athlete, artist and a poet, found his muse in this shy, thoughtful and in her own way poetic girl, who seemed to worship the very ground he walked on. Her face could be found in all the paintings he created, and her name in every poem he wrote. The girl called him Sagar, which means ocean, symbolizing his all-encompassing love for her.
Everything thing was going well; their wedding date was being finalized, till the boy’s older brother who was a doctor in the same little town, got accepted into Stanford Medical School to do his MS.
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“Arey! What is there to do in making dal roti? Put a handful of lentils in the cooker and let it whistle and make two rotis. After all, how long will it take?” A handful of dal (lentils) and two rotis! This is the story of every woman and no one seems to understand.
Some time ago, after a shopping spree, my husband and I entered the house, exhausted. I had just about kept all the bags aside, when my husband said, “I am very hungry, can you make something.”
I looked at my husband in amazement and thought, ‘He had just had food, how did he get hungry again so soon?’
My husband, as if he had read my face, said, “Arey! You know that my stomach is not filled with outside food. Just make dal roti. What is there to do in making dal roti? Put a handful of lentils in the cooker and let it whistle and make two rotis. After all, how long will it take?”
‘Is this the way dal (lentils) and roti are made?’ The thought came to my mind. ‘After all, I also went along and now I am tired too.’ I was also getting angry at myself that after all, I had spoiled the habit of everyone in the house.
The song Let It Go from Frozen has a meaning for her that this author talks about - and how women should just let things that bother them, go!
The song Let It Go from Frozen has a meaning for her that this author talks about – and how women should just let things that bother them, go!
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While Disney productions make sure that every piece they create has a message for the young and old alike, this Oscar winning song has created an impression on me. I feel like it has been penned down for every woman who never reaches the zenith because of the ‘society’ that she lives in. Here is my message to all such ladies through the lyrics of this song. You just need to let it go!
I am not saying don't get married. But do it when you are ready and don't think of it as your ultimate achievement! 'Cos it's not!
I am not saying don’t get married. But do it when you are ready and don’t think of it as your ultimate achievement! ‘Cos it’s not!
Are you worried about getting married because your parents have put the screws and the pressure on you? Then you have come to the right place because this post is for you!
First and foremost, marriage is not a milestone and can never be one. Marriage is not an accomplishment, and it is not going to get you any awards or rewards.
It is simply a phase in life that is going to happen – sooner or later, anyway! Unless you choose not to go through it. So, do not dwell on it. Thinking about it might mean losing out on a lot of things that you might regret once you’re married!