Monday, November 16, 2015

Rule# 100

Yo, you know whether you like it or not, but you are basically STUCK between your mom and I.
I always say, kids are always a weird amalgam of their parents, one day you look like me and other day like your mom; one day you behave like me and other day like your mom and it is an unending cycle.
It is such strange, weird and beautiful feeling to witness all this with you, sometimes you are so shy and reserved, sometimes you (used to) go and say hello to random people on street.  When go super quiet and shy I see myself in you, it feels good but at the same time I don’t want you to be like that. It’s ok to be like that for small period but I’m afraid if you prolong it then you’ll miss all the fun.
It’s always like a battle between your inner introvert and extrovert, and these days introvert is holding an edge.

So here comes the next rule –

100) Though I don’t want to force you to be someone you are not but keep your phases short and be an ‘ambivert’ :-)

Rule# 99)

You know Gudda, this might sound awkward to most of people, but with all my years of experience I want to share one of my observation about Laxmi Maiyaa.

Most important thing for Laxmi Maiyaa is ‘Respect’; yes RESPECT, just look around, all kinds of people – corrupt bureaucrats , or politicians or bad people, all kind of characters loaded with tons of money. Laxmi Maiyaa doesn’t distinguishes between ‘goodness’ or ‘badness’ of heart of a person, it treats all of them uniformly, but if someone disrespects HER or thinks he owns HER then Laxmi Maiyaa finds ways to leave.

Here’s next rule for you –

99) Always respect Laxmi Maiyaa.

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Standard template for conversations ..... :-)

blahh blahh ....Traffic-vraffic....Shortcuts-wortcuts..against-traffic.....Houseprices-wrices blahh blahh.....Stocks-vstocks....blah blah...Mergers-vergers...Startups-startups....Shares-vares....Nasqdaq-wasdaq.......Espp-vssp...blahh blahhh ....Layoffs-wayoffs......Hilary-wilary.......Obama-wobama...blahh blahhh.....Elections-wilections ...Modi-vodi....AAP-WAAP.....blah blahh hahahaha.....Isis –ysis ....syria-wiriya.....Oil-woil

Monday, October 12, 2015

Rule# 98

               One must run/walk 3 miles a day to remain in good shape, 5 miles is even better; whether you do it or not but what most matters is the ‘2 feet’ distance between your plate and mouth, if you can conquer that then half the battle is won; and trust me that’s not as easy as it sounds.

So here’s another rule (almost same as rule # 81 ) –

98) Remember this ‘2 feet’ rule always.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Rule# 97)

97) If right things are not happening to you, then obviously you are not doing the right things :-)

Friday, September 25, 2015

मैंने कभी गाँव नहीं देखा

मैंने कभी गाँव नहीं देखा....

जब रात station पे  उतर के तांगे से अम्माँ के घर जाते होंगे
तोह शायद दूर जंगल में जुगनू दिखते होंगे

या फिर दिन में बस अड्डे से बाहर रिक्शे से जाते होंगे अम्माँ के घर
और जब रुक रुक कर रिक्शा बाज़ार से गुज़रता होगा
पापा बीच रास्ते में किसी पुराने दोस्त से मिलने उतर जाते  होंगे

अम्माँ भी हमारे लिए कुछ ख़ास बनाती होगी
मोहल्ले भर को इकट्ठा कर 'हमें ' दिखाती  होगी

मम्मी भी एक दम से बदल सी जाती होगी
सामान कमरे में रख कर, सर ढक कर
मोहल्ले भर के पैर छू कर
अम्मा का हाथ बटाती होगी

शायद चूल्हा अम्माँ का आँगन में ही होगा
वही हमें बिठा कर, हमे 'देखते' हुए खाना खिलाती होंगी। ।
और भगवान ही जाने भगवान से क्या-क्या बुदबुदाती होगी।

और नेहरू-टोपी पहने बाबा भी चौपाल से घर आ जाते होंगे
शायद हुक्का पीते-पीते खासते भी होंगे
बस दूर से हम सब को देख कर, हमारी बातों पर  मुस्कुराते होंगे !!!

मैंने कभी बाबा को नहीं देखा …… 

Friday, September 04, 2015

Rule# 96

96) If you are more excited about 4-day work-week after a 3-day long weekend then it is time to change your job.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Rule# 95)

Dear son

Lately, I’ve been trying to formulate my thoughts around this topic, but it’s just not happening and reason is precisely linked with what I’m going to say next.

As I’m getting older and wiser (your mom will disagree but at least I would like to think so ), more I meet people more I get convinced that “successful” people are not brightest ones or gifted ones, but successful ones are those who live their lives in a straight-line. That is, they have a goal and they constantly make efforts to move towards it. And that is somewhat I lack majorly, my thoughts, my actions, plans, ideas, implementations are all scattered all over the place.

Moving in straight line comes easier and natural to some, but for some like me it is tough. 
That paves the way for next rule.

95) First 30-45 minutes right after you wake up are very crucial in shaping rest of your day. Use these 30-45 minutes to prepare a list of 3 most important things you want to accomplish in the day.