Sunday, June 25, 2017


THE ULTIMATE 'INEVITABLE' ON THE EARTH!

THE ORIGINAL INSPIRATIONS FROM A GREAT MAN 
invariably lead to certain unique practices, different behaviors and specific attitudes of living with a special interest created in few around whose number soon multiplies with a Core Group surfacing to spread the Great Messages far and wide..

But every such Group will have few pseudo followers too without honesty at the back, who slowly take reins in managing the issues around rather than concentrating on the practices as the unlimited monies generated around from various quarters look too alluring..

Seeing such a favorable situation again some extra procedures would strongly be advocated around the Original Practices forcibly making the whole thing look quite complex with a concept of a special sanctity added everywhere which invariably makes every one involved to stick to those practices at any cost..

Further to that, more followers would be added with the spread of a special extra awareness around those practices those numbers sooner or later increasing everywhere by leaps and bounds with time adding an additional  sanctity at the back of a cluster of shady activities of a few of the Core Group.. 

In course of time, the whole phenomenon takes totally a different shape quickly acquiring a business culture as values would clearly be defined purely in a materialistic way alone.. 

And that pick up could neither be braked nor would be questioned with the genuine followers just afraid to glance that side even once as the same soon comes under the cover of  a thick sanctity talked of everywhere.. 

Thus the Original Revelations in time get transformed in a fine way into certain inferred sayings of a few follower like people whose primary interest lies in leading a comfortable life at the back of huge monies floating around and continue thus till
ANOTHER GREAT MAN IS BORN TO SET RIGHT THE CONFUSION!

Keyword
GREAT MAN

Friday, June 23, 2017

THE PLACE I'D LOVE TO VISIT AGAIN AND AGAIN!

I was staying far, far away removed thousands of miles from my Native Land on the other part of the Globe no doubt on my Work Mission and forever around me were..
  • The sounds of starting, water splashing, whipping, again water splashing etc for almost half an hr of the washing machine.. 
  • The sounds of starting followed by the constant rotation sound and finally the machine coming to a halt making a screeching noise after some 20 minutes of the associated dryer.. 
  • The continuous water sprinkling sounds followed by jets of water hitting the vessels and repeating the same for another half hr approx of dish washer.. 
  • A big start of motors followed by a continuous air blow sound of AC plant.. 
  • A continuous humming motor sound of the air humidifier in the vicinity.. 
  • Certain sharp conversational sounds and some Western Music oft heard on TV..

Without a single break in their working schedules..

Thus moved on my life for years no doubt it was one of the best livings talked of around which I too thought so for years but as time passed, I felt that I constantly missed something which I could never spell out as a specific entity..

All of a suddenly on a day I had to travel back to my place, accordingly I did all that and reached my destination.  The  next day early morning hrs, as I was standing near my window quietly watching the outside the busy market area next to my residence, I happened to hear in place of my well accustomed sounds some feeble voices not so audible but as I paid close attention, I could distinctly hear them and quickly match them with their counter parts seen deep rooted in my heart over years back since my birth exactly resonating to the tune of what I heard outside just then..
  • “Sir! I can’t sell this for the price you asked for.. If I start doing that, what money can I take home and feed my family?” 
  • “Madam, these are the fresh items arrived just now.. You are almost the first buyer here..” 
  • “Give me 'Do Chai' today.. My friend is here.. He has come after a long time..” 
  • “Let’s have a break.. Are you not hungry a little? Let’s have our favorite Chat at..” 
  • “It’s continuous holidays for schools for 3 days.. My daughter wanted to see the Market and buy something for herself...” 
  • “Ok! Dear! I'm going now.. Please, come home tomorrow.. I‘ll show you some of the……” 
As those soothing sounds touched my ears, an instant unknown warmth felt in my heart made me dance with an explicit joy and as the pace of my dancing increased, I suddenly woke up from my deep sleep of that night with the calling bell indirectly doing that job in the early morning hrs..

I moved from my bed and as I quickly opened the door, the milk boy at the door instantly greeted me in his own accent with a broad smile, handed over the daily required milk sachets and moved on making my day begin truly with a big cheer in my heart as I recollected my dream of

  • The enchanting familiar sweet voices of my Native Land spoken far and wide in different languages, with different accents and in different tempers but all forever spoken with a close knit feeling in the hearts of people
Doubly asserting that cheer of mine!

Yes.. That is the place I love to visit again and again in all directions far and wide countless number of times and feel blessed wherever I may be living on the Globe..The very much beloved Country of mine having a unique place in my heart!

The Post is written in line with the IndiSpire Prompt Share about any place that you would love to revisit. What makes the place special? #TimeToRevisit

Keyword: Native Land

Thursday, June 22, 2017

THE 'EXTRAVAGANZA' OF A CLASS LIVING!

  • A few eco-friendly vehicles moving in the well secured fenced area claiming pollution free operations with hundreds of vehicles zooming past round the compound wall causing unending air pollution.. 
  • Many gadgets and other help supporting a lot to make a day with stretching a bit here and there forgetting the fact that God had never provided food at mouth and a certain strain taken up in that direction alone completes the eating eligibility towards good health.. 
  • The Stores oft visited having all types of packed and bare foods huge in size and numbers with many things written on the package labels never knowing that so many varieties and so much quantity are not at all required for a good living.. 
  • The food quantity being enormous, filling and sumptuous to eat 3 times a day endlessly making forget the fact that all along leaving the stomach a little empty every time is truly the healthy way. 
  • Too many smiles, too many gentleman gestures and too much politeness followed oft not knowing that a behavior ripped of the unnecessary smiles, the extra gentleness and never ending politeness alone is the natural expression of a human being.. 
  • Living with a firm belief.. ‘I am in my four walls all myself with my own Freedom, my own Expansion and my very Expression!’ forgetting the ultimate truth that a little sharing with others alone is the Real ‘Me’, True Freedom, Growing and Truly Expressing in life.. 
  • Too many programs stretching max in every quality eternally searching for an unlimited happiness never seeing the fact that many times a simple living for the day alone is the real Happiness of Life.. 
  • Too many attractions and quickies around making the day go in no time totally forgetting the fact that in process the very person had become unfit to spend a day in a simple way without all those extras.. 
  • Once in way quoting Nature escaping into Wilderness where in artificiality invariably follows and stays in a different Avataar for eternal relaxation coolly forgetting the fact that it's better to live for a while, that Natural Life in front ‘As Is!’ 
  • Finally, equating God and Money all along the life, forever proclaiming the sentence, 
'Wherever I go, 2 things only interest me.. Sacred Places and Business Opportunities!'
  • All along forgetting the fact that True Divinity forever lies in delinking oneself from the unending materialism around and try living unscathed by it as much possible! 
Keywords: Extravaganza, class, living

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

AT WORK, NO ONE IS INDISPENSABLE!

“Sir! This is the Offer Letter of my new job. You can see.. For doing almost the same job when I'm getting paid more in the new Company, what's the point in me sticking to this place? Here's my resignation letter.. Please accept it and relieve me at the earliest!"

The Manager said to his Boss with all cool.

“What Mr Ganesh! you are leaving? You never hinted me even once. By the by, What's less here? The work is interesting and prospects are equally good. Where's the need for you to change the job and leave us in the middle? Please think over. We'll see what best can be done for exceptional people like you. Can you give us some time?”

Said the Boss with all seriousness.

“Sir! I agree! But, I am getting higher salary outside for the same work along with growth prospects quite attractive.. At least if I'm suitably compensated to the same level, I can rethink on this!"

“Ok! wait for few days. You've time.. I’ll talk to our Chief and see why you can’t be retained!”

Those few day passed, the Manager's resignation was accepted and in few days, he was relieved. The next day his Assistant was with the Boss..


“Sir! Every one knows that Mr Ganesh was the backbone of the present activities in our Dept. He started all this from scratch and brought to this level. His leaving is sure a big loss for all of us. Why didn’t our Management think of retaining him? For a few extra Rupees, we all feel that we lost such a good and required man in our Department!”

“Yes, Dear! I agree to your point and Our Chief also tried his best to pay the maximum here. More than that we can't compensate him in this case. If he wants more, he has to go!”

“Why so, Sir?”

  • “See.. In business, monies are precious and they are always limited. Our salaries depend not only on our 
Profits 

but also on the

The annual turnover, 
The Company Orders on the hand and 
Those in the pipeline!


  • All these parameters together alone decide the salary structure in any Company and there would be almost little cushion to accommodate any changes as the worth of the business itself is at that level in the Market.
  • If a man is offered more salary elsewhere means, he is shifting to a business of higher worth where such salaries fit in correctly. So this man’s place from now onwards is in such Companies only and never with us!

  • Whatever may be this gentleman’s worth, our business monies cannot accommodate such a costly man. Instead of becoming useful to us, the next moment onwards he becomes a burden on the Company which indirectly means that 
Our Customers are not interested to pay heavily for such a talented person for their job instead they expect us deliver a quality job thru' better use of the existing talent!

  • Our aim forever is that our business prospers. If he is not there, another one in his place soon struggles and learns to do the work for the same salary or sometimes even for less too. Presently, let that alone be here and nothing else!”
While leaving the Boss smiled and said,

"Don't worry dear! I sensed this long back and already made arrangements for that thru' grooming the next man in his place.  You'll soon see those changes in our Dept!"

Keywords: talent, work experience

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

NO DOUBT, I'M PART OF THE NATURE AROUND!


  • “You have to finish this surveying work in a day and give me the report!”

Was the strict instruction from the Big Boss. As the earlier survey reports were missing, the Company was tasked to do the re-survey of the 1 km stretch of busy road and make a new report.

  • "It's too difficult to finish this job in a day. But we can't just get off from this task and somehow have to complete it. Be prepared for a hard day boys!" 
Was the instruction from the immediate Boss. 

No go and so accordingly, the trio started their work in the cool early morning hrs on the D day at 6 AM sharp from one end of the road.
  • “Without disturb the smooth flow of traffic, let's finish off our work by the end of the day!"
The Senior reminded to his 2 Juniors. 

Soon it was 9 AM and the sun was up. The trio had their breakfast and resumed their work.
  • “It's a bit hot.. Let me remove this Apron!” 
Said the Senior and the others followed. Many vehicle users were seen observing them keenly as they moved on and it was a bit irritating to the men at Work. 

Time passed thus and it was 11 AM then. The heat slowly picked up.
  • "I can no more bear this Blazer. Let it go!”

Again said the Senior and the two simply followed. Suddenly, a Cab driver shouted at them.
  • "Hey! Move. You are blocking me!” 
That quickly irritated one of the men at Work.
  • "Hey! This is equally an important work. Unless we do this and give our report, you'll not get…….… Do you know?”
Shouted back the Senior. The Cab driver murmured aloud and moved on. 

Time too moved on to 1 PM soon and it was a blast of heat wave around.

Profusely sweating, one of the Juniors just kept his equipment partly into the road for a while preparing himself to go for lunch. In no time, the cab driver behind started honking continuously. Quite annoyed the man shouted back,

  • “Hey! Stop honking. We are working here!”
Next 15 minutes, heated exchanges were ON and finally some good Samaritans had to intervene and cool the unending tempers.

As certain time was lost, the trio decided to skip lunch, quickly grabbed some snacks from road side swallowing hot tea and once again resumed their work.

It was 3 PM and the sun turned and was straight shining on to their faces. The glare was too much, the heat was oppressive and there was no movement of wind. Fully exhausted, the trio inadvertently left one of their bags a little on to the road and a vehicle zoomed past close to the bag. That’s all..

Tempers ran high and for a while no one knew who was right. Sure for the next half an hr, it was free for all.. Time moved on, some calmness prevailed soon and the work was resumed.

It was 0600 hrs.. The Sun was seen on the horizon. A certain calmness picked up with every one steadily doing their jobs..

It was 0630 hrs.. Slowly, the sun went down the horizon with the bright colors of twilight fading off quickly. The trio closed their work for the day, picked up their blazers/aprons and slowly started walking back homewards with the heavy equipment at the back..

In few minutes, it was totally a different scene in front with the trio chit chatting among themselves with all coolness simultaneously

One singing a sweet tune, 
Another whistling aloud, 
The third breathing deep relaxing in between and 
The traffic around moving calmly in spite being hectic
As the cool breeze of the evening hrs gently touched every one without an exception in no time 
Bringing down the unending tensions of the hectic heat of the day with 
The Nature around instantly returning to it's Original Calmness!

Keywords: heat, tensions

Monday, June 19, 2017

TO DO OR NOT TO DO..

The very Senior Official of the Company was seen swiping his Card for registering THE attendance. The talk around went on thus..

  • “This man is all powerful and almost the highest in the hierarchy. Should he stand in queue daily and swipe ‘In’ and ‘Out?’ He has better works to do!”
  • “Not exactly so.. However higher he may be, it's better he follow the basic discipline at work and set himself truly an example. If the big man himself is indisciplined, what can you expect from the Sub-ordinates?”
  • “I don’t agree. You are saying that he is setting an example by doing this when the prime issues are pending on his table. If he loses time like this when is he going to attend to the priority issues?
  • “See! If he wants, the entire day is with him. He can easily cut down few unnecessary here and there and still attend to the urgent issues. Just because he follows this discipline, never his basic work and responsibility is diluted!”
  • “You are wrong.. Any additional time at his level forever is a big asset. Actually people of this Cadre will be in dire need of even minutes. So every moment is precious for him and he can do wonders if those moments are with him!”

  • “Please let’s not talk of a few minutes spent in registering his attendance which very much upholds the discipline of the Company. If searched, sure you find that time!"
  • "I agree that you find that time but tell me what is that you are gaining in doing this to the root? Isn't it an indirect madness of sticking to principles? Why not relax a bit so that ease is developed in other works instead of constant tension within?"
  • "This man should simply ignore this and move on.. 
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!"

"PRACTICE FOREVER MAKES PERFECT..
  • Let him not be an indisciplined personality in life, whatever be the gain seen the other way!"
The wise man listening to that talk mused.. "Alas! How these people have forgotten the fact that good Living is

Neither living thru' a feeling, ‘Life is not easy’
Nor feeling all along that life is rosy, 
Neither challenging and finding fault everywhere 
Nor yielding and accepting everything,
Neither attempting to make everything a success 
Nor leaving everywhere devoid of that attempt, 
Neither making too many riches
Nor leaving the very chances to make such riches, 
Neither trying to get a good name around 
Nor earning the title of 'troublesome person' the next moment!

Life has to be just to be lived through
forever balancing 
THE CAUSE AND EFFECT!

Here,
  • A man who coolly gets into his Office without bothering to register his time is forgetting the fact that..
TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NONE!
  • And a Senior man becoming an ardent lover of the 1:1 discipline therein is again forgetting an equal message..
PROCRASTINATION IS THE THIEF OF TIME!

Keywords:
life, balancing, cause, effect

Saturday, June 17, 2017



HAPPY FATHER'S DAY.. THE TIMELESS BLESSINGS!

It was early morning hrs of winter.. The boy of 16 was up but yet to be out of the comfort of the bed, his dad's voice was heard in distance..

"Why are you still sleeping? Are you okay? You should not waste precious morning hrs. Of late, you are missing many tasks which I asked you to do..
  • I struggled and got.... You showed no interest.... 
  • I requested my friend.... but you never....and 
  • I enrolled you for.... but you left it in the middle! 
  • You don’t move from the house, 
  • You don’t talk to people and 
  • You don’t do your works! 
How do you expect yourself to be a man of something tomorrow? No, I'll not allow it any more.. Today...."

The boy equally murmured at the back of a spontaneous reaction in him..

“He never says at least once in my life time that I did something right. I'm trying my best everywhere but somehow it's not clicking. Beyond this what else I can do? Always saying learn, learn and learn.. Very easy to say. Better, sometimes I'm left alone!”

That evening as planned the dad and the son moved out to the Shop 3 km away from their home. There the son alone was made to
  • Bargain for the right prices, 
  • Select the good items, 
  • Check for the weights, 
  • Move all the bundles into a small open van hired, 
  • Sit in a corner at the back of the van holding two big tins of oil, a few packets of powders in both hands and thus 
  • Move homewards!
It was a journey of 20 minutes in the hazardous slow traffic, the vehicle waded thru' all that and was crossing a canal over a narrow bridge at a considerable height. As the vehicle reached the top, it suddenly swiveled, moved to the side and rested on the edge of the road tilting precariously towards the waters deep down.

The father totally taken a back of the sudden happening, instantly jumped out of the vehicle shouting aloud at his son,

"Dear! Leave everything and first get down from the vehicle!"

The boy was worried of the items he was holding and thus shrugged for a while from getting down the vehicle. Seeing that, the dad instantly pulled him down with such a great force that the items went off from the son's hands and in no time, all the oil splashed on to the road, a few powders were everywhere around and some items straight away slipped down into the waters below.

The dad hugged his son tight and holding his hand firmly said,

"Don't worry, dear! You are safe. That's enough for me. Let the rest go!"

For a while some confusion prevailed all round. The driver quickly lifted the vehicle, set it right and soon they headed home wards.

That night passed off pretty cool and calm. The son was truly elated all along. After all he was not less and was something special to his dad..

"He sure has a great concern for me.. Thank God.. one incident brought me so close to him.. I'm really lucky.. He knows me now!"

It was twilight morning hrs of the next day.. As the boy was relaxing a little extra in his bed at the back of the memories of previous day's incident, all of a sudden, the loud voice of his father was heard..

"Why are you still sleeping?......... You should not waste.... Of late, you are missing many.....
  • I struggled...... 
  • I requested..... and 
  • I enrolled you..... 
  • You don’t move...... 
  • You don’t talk.... and 
  • You don’t do..... 
How do you expect yourself to be a man of something tomorrow? No, I'll not allow it any more.. Today...."

Keywords: dad, son