Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I Learned...from the Book of Life

I was planning to write something worth reading not only for me but for others as well. In beginning these were monologues then turned to dramatic monologues and now I’m writing so that others can also find something valuable to read and learn. Life is the only teacher in human world with utmost perfection. Nobody can beat its teachings. No soul has gone spared from its lessons then how can I.
Some of the important lessons that I have learnt in past few years:
Do not be impulsive
Do not make hasty decisions- study the pros and cons of everything beforehand
Do not trust everyone around you
Do not crib over what’s already gone wrong
Do not give into the temptation of weeping heart- how difficult it is
Do not be vulnerable to any kind of emotion and people
Do not trust Men who have no respect for Woman
Learn to say no
Do not tolerate violence and abuses
Love as much as you can- love selflessly
Every Woman, even a three year old girl who plays with a doll has motherly affection
Speak lest you will be misunderstood


I’m still an introvert and same little girl who still encounter those dark moods now and then. I haven’t changed in the least and yet I’m a grown up girl. What a confusing mess I am. I still cannot say what bothers me. Even today when I’m upset over something I have no cheek to say that I am hurt. I expected this and something else happened so I am hurt. At times I feel I want too much of everything as if  reaching for something beyond always and at the end of the day I am left with nothing at all.
Khali hath shaam aayi thi
Khali haath jayegi 
Empty Hands came dusk
Empty Hands will it go

I dread myself so much so that I don't want to be left all alone when my temper flairs...

Gratitude/Attitude-Lemonade Award To Prachi's Musings

Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, - a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise.
~George Herbert

Christine of Live Passionately  & Girltime Coaching  has honored my blog with The Lemonade Award. This is a pleasant surprise i received from someone i am in awe of. Her blog posts have been a great resource of inspiration to me.

So, here i follow the rules:

“When Life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Then open a lemonade stand and sell it to all the people who are shouting the lemons at you!”

The Lemonade Award is for sites which show great attitude and/or attitude!

Rules for the award:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitud
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Nominate your favorites and link to this post.I have nominated:

Jemin Panchal-Thoughts Of Rising Gladiator
Salil Dhawan-View-Point
Lastisland-English Litearture
Bornvagabond-Is There Life Before Death???
I have just five  nominees for the award as of now. Hope to add some more in future.

Reading, Writing & Learning Space

I am not having sound sleep nowadays seems something is wrong. Last night I wake up in the middle and felt as if something in me is protesting. Something in me is pushing me and not letting me sleep sound. What’s that I probed myself and found out that it’s the nag for writing, nag for scribbling and outpouring my mind on this blog.

I went to British Council on Monday. It was a good day! The best about BCL is that it allows me to have a space for myself that I don’t really get at home. I can read, write, listen, explore, relax, and be with myself in peace for sometime.

BCL is renovated now, all pink, orange, green, and yellow; it seems as if rainbow came and has made it its home forever. Books have been organized and new racks installed; sitting arrangement has been made for the convenience of the library members. What I liked best is that bean bags are removed from library. So, no more lazing around and lying like a couch potato in library premises. Its membership is bit costly still it’s worth spending 1400/- INR per year.

New recruitments have been done in library staff and they are too co-operative ones this time. And, not in the least like the previous ones who were stuck to their comfy chairs  for whole day sipping coffee cuppa.

Just one thing that puts discomfort- DVDs are issued for one week only and i have to rush for return. I wish it could have been little longer duration for DVD borrowing as well. Also, some of the books are not available most of the time owing to the fact that people who borrow them keep reissuing them  which may span around about 1-2 months easily. This deprives you from reading them and by the time you get them interest gets shifted to some other.

I think they should clear the old and worn out books and bring in some fresh covers for them or may be  recent editions too. 

Oh! I forget to mention about Cafe Coffee Day. Now, right in the  libraray there is CCD outlet -small but neat and clean. Aah, now my nostrils get treat with the aroma of coffee beans while reading...

Service Staff of British Council Library has always been commendable for their quick services- keep striolling book carriers as soon as borrowed books return to shelf. arranging them in accordance with category and serial nos. Kids section is looking little more spacious and colorful this time. 

I'll post the pictures in next blog! I forgot to take them this time.