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Me

Me is a simple me, Me knows well about me, Me comes anywhere with me, Me is the best part of me.
Sole power‘s with me, To move me, To groom me, And world around me.
Me is not thee, Thee can’t be me, Me can’t be thee, Me can only be me.
Me never vie with thee, Me vie only with me, To bring the best out of me, Giving up is not Me’s cup of tea.
Me ever loves me, As well as puzzles me, But it’s easy to grasp me, ‘cause Me is always free.
Me is a jovial me, Who keeps the world cheery, Me is always your lovely buddy, Who prefers to be lonely.
To know about me, If someone asks me: “Who’s this Me?” I’ll tell: “it’s me!”

Nostalgic Classroom

Nothing in my life has ever given me such joy, fun, enjoyable moments and unforgettable memories than my campus lives. In MCC (Madras Christian College), life in woods is just amazing which gave me lot of sweet memories and blessed me with number of friends for life. At times, we never understand the value of certain moments, unless we miss them. During my college days, I had tried to elude classroom sessions terming them as ‘boring’ without realizing the value of them. When our heart murmurs-‘I miss those moments’- it means that we became conscious of their value now. Bicycle rides amidst woods, squabbles with friends and lecturers, classroom jokes, gossips, parties, night walks and early morning jog. Today all those experiences are transformed into sweet, unforgettable memories. It was just a coincidence I stumbled upon a video clip while casually formatting the hard drive of my camera which was captured my closest friend. Its Christmas and New Year time ‒ a great time to reunite wi…

Switch it Off!

India has the second largest mobile subscriber base in the world next to China. Thanks to population explosion. Here, in my country, you can find people who lack food but at the same time enjoy the abundance of technology. It is the place you can witness the great show of street-side vendors, scrap collectors and even local Paanwalas enjoying the benefits of technology in their hands. Growing number of subscribers and enhancement of connectivity is always good. But sometimes I feel that mobile phones are taking away our privacy and to certain extent, endanger our lives. You may be discussing something seriously with someone; suddenly his or her mobile phone rings and they get busy with the call. The same thing occurs to you bringing resentment among your friends and family. Cell phone calls can distract you while you are busy driving your car or during an important meeting. We can hear and read a lot about energy management, human resource management and money management. What about pho…

A Guilt Feeling Being a Wrong Role Model

The ways of expressing my love towards my aunt and uncle are bit different from others. I express the love by creating movies and slideshows on nieces and nephews and of course, on uncle and aunt. I also never forget to get my aunt and uncle (both are sweet diabetic) their favorite cakes and sweets once or twice in a week. At a cursed moment, I decided to create a slideshow for her, scanning all the old photos from her treasured archive. Finally, after a few days of scanning and photo editing, I created it and showed it to them. Aunt was really happy to see her old black and white photos on TV with nostalgic music as BGM. Uncle too enjoyed watching it with a smiling face. She keeps my videos and slideshows in a special steel box and takes care of them like her jewels. She never shied away from showing her jewels to the visitors and thus making me proud. On those days, while I was creating the slide show, she told me to add my photos too in that. It was not a difficult task. Happily, I…

With Age Comes No Wisdom

“It is better to leave a developing country and settle down in a developed one for a brighter future” a pastor who was visiting my aunt’s house said to me. “I love to be in a developing country because it is only where I can touch, see and feel the ‘development’ “I retorted. Do you know what is the biggest burden of old - okay, it is not right to use the word ‘old’- 50 or 60 plus young people? It is younger, wandering, aimless youngsters (like me). So if a young chap with a smiling face without any decent or ‘reputed’ job (like me) comes in front of these settled 50 or 60 plus young men, he definitely invites trouble. He gets showered with the most freely available thing on this planet: advice. Settled people call it practical tips but in reality, they are none other than advices. Kerala, my home state is basically a settling place. No one works here because there is literally no work in this beautiful place! Kerala is a safe and peaceful haven for people who had made their fortunes ab…

A Man Who Walks on Edge

He seemed like a moving silhouette in the evening sun. I was standing near to the highway talking to one of my friends near his uncle’s wood mill. I was randomly watching that figure even while my friend was talking nonstop to me. That shadowed figure was walking on the edge of the highway and was moving closer and closer towards us. “I think he gets hit by a truck or a bus” I told my friend, pointing my finger to that man and interrupting his talk. “Oh, this guy…he is a regular passerby this way” my friend replied. By the time my friend paused his chatter, the shadowy figure- a tall, fair, young man- had reached near to us. His sunglass was too thick and dark which covered his eyes completely. He stopped after listening to our talks and looked at us. “Lottery, sir? He asked me. I was staring at his sunglasses and my eyes were trying to penetrate his shades curiously. “I’m blind sir…” his abrupt words amazed me. “Oh well, I was wondering how you are managing without a white cane” I exp…

Three Doors

Got up from a horrible dream, On shore of a violent stream, I saw three doors in darkness, Beckoning me with rosiness.
I stood up weary, The darkness was scary, To those opened doorways, I made my own ways.
All doors dazzled except one, But, I can enter only one, That’s rule number one, To hold on, I could find no one.
First door was an entrance, To treasures easy to take, To cookies easy to bake, To a party I shun to partake.
Second door was a station, To surrender my imagination, Strengths, dreams and hope, It’s a place I couldn’t cope.
Third door was bleak, There was nothing to seek, There was nowhere to peek, There was risk at its peak.
I didn’t leave my dreams astray, I didn’t throw my hope away, Through that bleak doorway, With faith, I flew on my way…

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India Strikes Back!

The days of media hypes, corruption allegations and other disasters are over. Finally, India has successfully hosted Common Wealth Games 2010 with pomp and splendor. During the days of preparation, media and opposition political parties were pouring out corruption charges on the Common Wealth Organizing Committee and officials. All these mishaps not only brought shame to our county but also kept number of international sporting stars away from Games. Anyway, all is well. Corruption is everywhere. Here in my country people are used to it for generations. We don’t even mind bribing our Gods! There were times most of the Indians were skeptical about the Common Wealth Games. Most of them, even I, had doubted whether Common Wealth Games will ever happen on Indian soil. Lengthy articles on newspapers; interviews and debates on television created panic in Indian minds and sports enthusiasts worldwide. Inauguration ceremony on October 3rd showed the rise of phoenix India from the ashes of all …

What’s Sex Transmutation?

I got introduced to the idea of sex transmutation in 11th chapter of the book, Think and Grow Rich written by Napoleon Hill. I call his classic a magic book because of its great power to transform a person’s life and attitude. The book is worth reading for more than a hundred times and every time I read it, it will throw out new ideas. It is really an exciting experience. I read it thrice but the 11th chapter on sex transmutation bewildered my mind even till the last time I read it. I could easily absorb most of the ideas and philosophies described in that book but the idea of sex transmutation stood like a barrier difficult to break. I had only a basic level knowledge on sex. I regard it as a basic human emotion or feeling like sleep or hunger and know very well that it is very dangerous to suppress that powerful feeling. I always believe in giving an outlet for that emotion.   Napoleon Hill explained sex transmutation in a simple and understandable way: “Sex transmutation is simple a…

Convergence: The New Buzzword

I was attending a seminar conducted by the Journalism department of a prestigious college in Chennai. To my surprise, there was literally no crowd in the hall. The hall was sparsely crowded with the event organizers who were sitting comfortably in seats in front rows like kings and queens and a few students, most of them with gloomy, sleepy faces. I was sitting at the last row waiting for some great ideas pop up somewhere in that hall or from speakers. Speakers who talked about journalism, new media and lot of other topics were seemed boring and monotonous. But I waited. Seminar on Journalism isn’t it? So, I thought something great was on the way. Nothing worthwhile happened till the break. After the break, a tall, dark man with long hair came to the stage. He introduced himself as Kiruba Shankar. I heard a lot about him. He is an avid blogger, lecturer, orator and also an entrepreneur. “Is anyone covering this event for any newspaper?” he asked the audience after the introduction. My…

Runners' Anthem

We; run for delight; We; run for might; We; take our life as light; Just to reach better height.
We; run for fun; We; beat no one; We; run as one; Just for a grand run.
We; don't run in vain; We; do run in pain; We; run through lane; Just to drain the pain.
We; run through mud; We; run with thud; We; run with sweaty head; Just to get our spirits ahead.
We; run with our souls; We; run with no fouls; We; run with great guts; Just to conquer ourselves. Image Source: Internet

Death is not Death!

What will happen to you after death? Is it the end of life? Is there any life after death? Is death a painful experience? Most of these questions have no answers until someone has really experience death. Till then death is just a mystery as well as a powerful weapon to threaten common people.
Some of the biggest businesses on earth are based on death. Religion comes top of all with its pre-death and post-death cemetery services employing number of undertakers and priests. Under the promise of an eternal bliss in greater heavens ‘Jihadists’ are eliminating ‘Kafirs’. On the other side, evangelical pastors offer you an eternal heaven where you can drink honey and milk if you believe in real Jesus and also become a good sheep. In some cults you can even bribe Gods and purchase some part of eternal heaven! All these heavenly blessings will come to you only after death and that is the point!
Death is a mystery. Death is unknown. Anyone can make their own definition of death. Some people say …

The Secret of ‘Smart’ Dressing

The one and only poorly dressed person I have seen in life is none other than myself. No one believes if I say I had only one pair of trousers, three shirts and T-shirts. Impressing people was not in my list and I think that is the reason why I remained as a poorly dressed man till recent days. Another major reason is, of course, sheer laziness to shop. My sojourn at New Delhi with my cousin taught me a different lesson. Here in the Capital, most people especially youngsters are extremely well dressed. The availability of cheap variety of costumes is one of the major reasons behind this fashion explosion among the youth. The daily bazaars and discounts offered by branded stores really lure customers. I got into my cousin’s house the day I arrived in Delhi. As soon as she opened the door and saw me, she exclaimed: “Oh, Justin you look so lean…but are these shirts and trousers on you were the same you were wearing last year when I saw you?” I didn’t like that comment much. Anyway I smil…

Follow Me...

“Follow me” Said her, Beating on my heart, Pushing me hard, “I’m your dreams” She smiled…
“Come to me” Said her, Hugs me so dearly, With a sweet kiss of life, “I’m your hope” She smiled…
“Hold me tight,” Said her, Raising me to heaven, Above rest of men, “I’m your passion” She smiled…
“Don’t ever leave me” Said her, Holds my hand so tender, Takes my spirits so higher, “I’m your faith” She smiled…
“Follow me, With no doubt, no tear, With no regret, no fear, Move firmly and steady, I’m yours when you are ready” She smiled…
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Channelizing Restlessness

People always make mistakes especially when it comes to judging themselves. The same mistake happens to me always. I always think positive about myself even though I know very well about my weaknesses as well as negative sides. I always (boastfully) visualize myself as a confident, energetic, so and so person. I always talks to myself like: “I can do this” “I can do that” “Oh that is not a big deal!” Today I got a heavy blow on my self esteem and my ego got hurt a little when I heard about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) The symptoms of this neurobehavioral developmental disorder are: 1.Cannot remain seated if required to do so. 2.Easily distracted by external stimuli 3.Experiences difficulty on focusing on single task or play activity 4.Frequently begins another activity before completing the first 5.Feels restless mentally 6.Can’t wait for his or her turn during group activities. 7.Will often interrupt with an answer before a question is completed 8.Has problems with chores o…