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Graveyard Love

At darkest corner of graveyard, With loneliness filled heart I stood; It was a juncture of my life I learnt, That I was ignorant about where to turn.
I was talking to my dad, Sole way to bring peace to my mind; The hearty meditation is all that I can give, To him, resting in peace under the grave.
From where you flew down, dear? Like an archangel, To the graveyard, Lighting up my life!
Where are you going to take me, dear? With your beautiful smile, And your gorgeous face, To any fantasy world of your choice?
Mesmerizing, you are, Your talk, your walk, Where are you going to lead me? Straight away to your heart?
You wiped away my loneliness, With your loveliness, Your lips are so sweet as honey, Its worth all the money.
You are like an answer, To my endless prayers, Not to god above, But to dad below.
Your smile lights up, My way every day, Your smooch can take me, Higher than any hooch.
It's graveyard love they say, Yes, it's the same I would say. It's the place we met, Where our souls going to set.
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My First Sales Pitch

Hi! This is Justin Raj, I wanted to let you know about my new enterprise! Hi, I'm extremely happy to inform you that I have secured business partnership with Aditya Birla Money Ltd, subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group one of the premier business organizations in the country and abroad. We provide premium stock broking and investment services to all kinds of investors. Please take a look if any of the services we provide be helpful to you. Thank you. Why Aditya Birla Money? Here are few factors which propel Aditya Birla Money to the top of the business and made it one of the most trustworthy brands in the country: Aditya Birla Group is a premium brand, with successful establishments in multiple verticals. Strong Pan India distribution network A robust online and off-line model with a strong technology backbone to a large customer base in excess of 4, 00,000 customers. A combination of personal attention, ethical practices, strong research, state-of-the-art technology, streamlined…

Creattio: Ushering a New Era in Event Management World

'Creattio' in Latin means create from nothing! With a green-colored logo which represents rejuvenation, imagination and creativity, today, Creattio artwork and designing solutions Pvt.Ltd has become the ultimate destination for event management designs among number of best event managers in the country and abroad. Since its inception in 2009, Creattio has been providing great number of event managers, light engineers, art directors to our meticulous clientele with world class designs and ideas for better event-management. Being the pioneer in event management designing solutions in the country, Creattio has given unique designs and ideas for more than 10,000 events in India and Middle East, not to mention the Russian federation and the rest of Europe. Clients of this Cochin-based company range from software majors like Microsoft to automobile giants such as Audi, Toyota and Lexus. It has also managed and designed events of telecom giant EtiSalat and other known names such a…

Look Before You Invest! : My First eBook.

Look Before You Invest eBook

Hi friends, Let me introduce to you, look before you invest – an eBook which I have written with the help and guidance of few of my very good friends. It was a fortnight's work to write, proof-read, edit and design this eBook. But at the end, it was all about the joy of creating an eBook by myself. Since I have eventually stepped into the world of investments as a stock broker, it is my pleasure to share my little knowledge related to my profession. This simple book will help novice investors to learn about the basics of stock market and give a glimpse of the vast world of investments. Look before you invest was created with a sole purpose to educate a novice investor and to save him or her from errors those are part of investment process. Hope the eBook will serve it's purpose. Thanking everyone who were with me all through my writing journey.

Be Happy!

Most of us ponder and wonder on the purpose of life. Does our life holds any meaning or mission? Are we here just to eat, drink and reproduce? Is human life has some special higher purposes? - we ask others as well to our own hearts with no satisfying answers near the corner. Some say, it is being successful that is the ultimate goal of life. By the way, what is success? Can we define success? Ask a CEO of a High Net-worth company, he or she would say it is running his or her company successfully is the ultimate goal or so called success in his or her life. Ask a family man who is leading a happy married life and taking care of a good, harmonious and peaceful family, he would say it is his family that defines the purpose and success of his life. Ask an evangelist, he or she would say, it is to live and spread the words of Christ is the ultimate goal of his life. Some of them even tell that it is to pray all night and day is the ultimate goal of human life and also add that pr…

The Magic of (my mom's) Cooking!

Recently after watching a malayalam movie named 'Salt & Pepper' (a box office hit) I pondered deeply on the subject – cooking. In that movie, the hero and heroine who are passionate about cooking (eating as well) get attracted to each other over their common interests. The movie also depicts how the art of cooking beautifully manipulates two persons' lives. At times I even feel that there is something magical and nostalgic about cooking. The taste and smell of certain foods and sweets take us back to our good old days, right? I'm certain that most of us agree with me. Sole inspiration behind my cooking and eating habit is my sweet mom who is an excellent cook. As she works abroad, I get only two months in a year to savor the foods she cooks. Whenever she happens to be here, I'm really happy to invite my friends to my house since she always loves to give a great treat to their tastebuds. It feels really good to watch the happiness and satisfaction reflect on …

Lessons from Virtual World

Facebook, Twitter, Blogger and internet, at large has become like a parallel world in today's information age. Most people especially youngsters prefer to spend more time on this virtual world rather than spending time with their friends and colleagues in real world. As a young boy who is living in the information age, I’m also so fond of virtual world interactions. Since I'm active on social networking sites for past 6 years, I have learnt certain lessons from them which I learnt that can also be applied in real world. Here I’m sharing few of them with you. 'Like' ourselves first We share or update our statuses, photos and videos on Facebook and other social networking sites with great fond and frequency. How many of us show the willingness to like our own status first? Most of the popularly liked updates and photos or videos are liked by the uploader or user by himself or herself. In real world too this principle has a great role: it is only when we start to 'l…

An Indian's Independence-Day Message

Once again, on this auspicious day, we are about to celebrate the Independence Day of our great nation-a nation which has stood the test of time, gave birth to two great world religions and endured several foreign invasions. Actually, what do we mean by Independence Day? Is it the only day we realize and recollect the hardships and struggles of our great grandfathers during our fight for independence? There is always something more to celebrate and give thought on this day other than just hoisting our tricolor national flag and distributing sweets. It is the day which gave us a great identity: an identity which unifies us despite of several languages, cultural and ethnic barriers between all of us. India is developing at a great pace. She is showing high rate of growth in major sectors like industry, technology and finance as well as showing performance which got recognized at global level. Our country has become a country all other countries are looking upon as an upcoming super…

An Apology Letter to my Blog

Mostly during my academic days, I have written number of apology letters to the deans, lecturers and principals of my schools and colleges. They include apology letters for bunking classes, for misbehavior and for number of other 'crimes' I had commited. Those letters which were a necessity at that point of my life weren't straight from my heart. As usual, they were compelled to write and submit to satisfy the useless ego of elders.
But today, for the first time in my life, I'm writing an apology letter straight from my guts to whom it really deserves. It is none other than my blog, my mouthpiece for last 5 years.
My Dearest Blog,
You are my faithful mouthpiece for past 5 years. You have always helped to enrich my thoughts, ideas and experiences. During my troublesome and loneliness-filled days, you were my sole hope. You are the only supporting pillar when I struggle with my alienated yet individualistic thoughts and ideas. You were the only one who was always the…

Sweet Memoirs of an Indian Boy.

Few weeks ago, while watching a Malayalam movie with friends, a short film was screened in the theatre prior to the movie. It was a fantastic visualization of India's achievements in defence, cultural, business, industry and arts. As soon as that short film drew to a close, audience stood up, gave out thunderous applause, high-pitched whistles and cheered at the maximum of their voice. Suddenly, after contributing our part of hooting, one of my friends said in tamil: “ eppadi iruntha India, ippadi ayitaen!” that simply means, India has grown much from nothing. We enjoyed that phrase (it's a filmy punch dialogue of a popular Tamil comedian) and we laughed louder. Movie was excellent. It is a box office hit but in truth, that movie couldn’t rock the theatre like the short film did. That night his words started lingering in my mind with flashes of my childhood during early 90's : those golden days without television, video games and other modern entertainment facilities we …

God's Own Gender Gap

Few months ago, in God's Own Country a young lady was raped and killed in a train. This tragic incident took place in broad day light while she was commuting from the workplace to her home. Media went gaga over this incident. Several organizations and sections of people went on with agitations and strikes. Number of political parties made this unfortunate incident a good reason to blame the ruling government. As usual, financial help came from government to the family of the rape victim. Security has been beefed up in ladies compartment of most of the trains plying across 14 districts of the state. In fact, who is the real loser? The government or the organizations those are fighting very hard for this cause? Of course, the family of that poor girl. This murder brought an irremovable scar on the image of this scenic and peaceful state. It also brought out our attitude towards women in general. Who to blame? Definitely the attitude of the people of my state. Whenever I talk …

Please, Don’t Kill the Child in You!

Today, in social circles, most of us discuss about abortion, female feticide, child labor et al. We talk on those topics endlessly as if we are the sole expert in that subjects. Yes, we can talk well on the ethics related to killing a growing fetus in a womb. But, how many of us have mentioned or even thought about killing the child in ourselves? We came to this world as cute, innocent children. We loved to play, laugh and fool around. But unfortunately, in course of time and along our struggle to emulate grownups, we have lost our innocence, cuteness and childlike enthusiasm. In this 'serious' world, if an adult displays a playful, careless and enthusiastic attitude, he is ruthlessly labelled as childish. “ You don’t have seriousness towards life. Your life s#@cks!” people nag you if you play around. Is there anything in this life to be serious about? Personally, I don’t see anything in life to be 'serious' about. Everyone, from your great-grandfather to closest fr…

Meet the boss...always!

When a strong desire to do something on your own strikes your heart, the only way in front of you is to quit your job and be on your own. That was all I did few months ago. I came to that decision after thinking hard for several days. But that decision took my life to an unseen and unpredictable course - months of joblessness, disappointments and finally, broke. I also turned down number of good job offers in my area of interest: journalism. To take care of my expenses, I took number of writing assignments (both online and offline) and it was the coolest thing I could do. I enjoyed the work but most of my clients didn’t paid me well and sadly, few of them vanished from the scene without even paying me. Disappointments. I can handle that. But living without a single penny in my purse to spend was too hard for a spendthrift like me. For the first time in my life, I shied away from parties, get together with friends. The reason was quite simple, I don’t have money to spend on drinks as w…

A Granny's Heart...

Today was a lonely day. It is somewhat self imposed because I need some time alone before leaving to the busy world outside; a kind of absolute solitude, just a little time with myself. Last year, for first time in my life, I was fortunate enough to stay with my 83 years old granny for one month at my house. It may be the solitude that I experience now at home that made me think about her and inspired me to write a poem on her. This poem which is dedicated to my granny is based on my observations on her daily life. I'm just trying to get into her shoes and transform her thoughts into a poem.


Chirping birds bathing in sunrays, Reminding me of my youthful days, Lord, Those joyful days are over, When is my soul going to hover?
Old leaves swaying on trees, To the tune of wayward breeze, Lord, I lived and raised my family with toil, When is my body going to melt in soil?
Stillness of darkest night, Taking my loneliness to greater height, Lord, Is this solitude, an earthly tranquility, Before my sou…

Grass is Always Greener on Our Side

Grass is always greener on other side.” says wise people around us. What does the Grass and the other side means? I was confused with this phrase till recently. There is a similar saying in Malayalam (my mother tongue). The English translation of it goes like this: “ Jasmine grown in our surroundings doesn't possess much fragrance” It is a naked truth. We won't see greener pastures on our side. And the jasmine grown in our backyard is considered as 'local' or mundane or may be useless. People always find pleasure in looking into the neighbours' house and envy them as well as complains on what they don’t have rather than enjoy what they do have. Local food. “Oh no! It is so unhygienic!” people says so. But I don’t think so. Traditional costumes. “Hey dude, they are so conventional. Be modern, dude!” people say so. I don’t think so. Frankly speaking, I have a serious trouble with this 'modernism'. Solution to this problem came in the form of an ethnic day…

Doore...Doore... - A Musical Treat

Oh...I can't resist myself from sharing this video - a music video directed, shot and edited by some of my closest friends during my campus days. I really love this music video because it was my first attempt to emulate singing in front of camera. Later, I realized that I love to do it again!

Blog & I

It was in 2005 that I started my blog without even knowing the value and use of it. I just uploaded some of my photos and treated it like a (free) website of my own. It took two long years for me to realize the purpose as well as the power of blogging.  The inspiration to write for my blog came from nowhere. It was some kind of sudden enlightenment. In the beginning, I wasn’t aware of what to write, when to write and how to write. I could post only one article per month. It was really difficult to get ideas or so called hunches.  But today, ideas for articles, poems and even short stories hit my head like snowstorm. I’m not the kind of a person who always sits at home or office and write everything on my blog. As a person who always loves outer space, blogging is just a great doorway to discover my inner space.  I started blogging mainly due to my sheer love for writing. Writing though appears laborious at times gives me immense satisfaction. The three year blogging journey taught me a l…

A Calm Comfort Zone

Vellanikkara. It is a remote village situated nearly 10 kilometers away from Thrissur town in Kerala. This village- the place where I can freely scream: “I’m home!”- has recently featured in a reputed newspaper as one of the coldest parts of Kerala. This place is also popular throughout Kerala as the launch pad for the political life of legendary K.Karunakaran.Kerala Agricultural University’s College of Horticulture and other affiliates are located at this place providing employment to number of villagers. Above mentioned are some of the popular features of this serene and beautiful spot but personally, this village is very special for me. It is where I spent most of my school days, where I fell in love for the first time, where I weaved my dreams, where I gained friends for a life time as well as lost some of them in course of time. This is the place where I always love to stay when I come to Kerala. But, due to unfortunate circumstances this place remained as a mere visiting place fo…