Sunday, December 02, 2012

Featured Quotes on Twitter (@prasad84)

@thequote: #ff @prasad84 Sometimes one song helps you realize what a thousand thoughts did not. - Prasad Narulkar

@thequote:#ff @prasad84 Be the most positive person you know. Remember that and put it on repeat mode in your brains playlist. - Prasad Narulkar

@thequote:#ff @prasad84 No matter the outcome of a battle, there is always a new one to fight. Learn to let go. - Prasad Narulkar

@thequote: #ff @prasad84 In life, whatever you do, always remember to find time for yourself. - Prasad Narulkar

@thequote: #ff @prasad84 There are moments when you want to give up, the decisions at these exact moments define you. - Prasad Narulkar

@thequote: #ff @prasad84 Everyone has an opinion, few have a reason. - Prasad Narulkar

Let it go.Just let it go.Not every pitch is a potential sale.- Prasad Narulkar #LifeLessons





Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday

So you sit in your cubicle and look at holidays spent...you say to yourself “That was one hell of a holiday I had...I should definitely write about it!”
That thing...yes that very thing...that makes you...umm...rather forces you to sit and write down your memory is what I think every human looks for. Thats peace.

I think the care free trip to Himachal was one of the best unthought-of-decision I have taken in the past few years.
Strange though...you think you will write pages and pages about it...your experiences...your memories...your journey...the time you had and the friends you made...but when it actually comes down to writing it down...it seems too precious to jot down...

“Where do I start...what do I include...what do I leave out...”

I think when an awesome holiday like that does this to you...Its better to leave it at that.
Anything more, anything less...will just spoil it.

So yes. Thank you Abhishek and Arvind for the awesome trip.



Thursday, September 20, 2012

Flowers...and a moment passed.


The car window is shut. The AC is blowing with full force. Music soothing her ears. Pleasant ride.
She stopped at the signal. The car was shining bright in the sun..almost repelling the heat. <br>
She looked around...trying to catch a glimpse of life while the light turned green for her to march ahead. She loved the roar her car gave when it moved from the inertia...to race ahead. She hoped the light to turn greener sooner.
Red roses. A girl carrying a bunch of them passed by her window. The girl flashed the bunch to her...trying her best to tempt her to buy them.
One look at the flowers. Time stalls. She turns her head the other way...trying her best to ignore the temptation.
10 seconds pass and she hears a knock at her window again. A man smiles at her gently knocking the window.
She pulls down the window...
The man pulls the bunch of flowers he is hiding behind him and offers it to her.
She smiles.
"Im sorry...what is this?", she asks still trying to control her smile.
The man smiles back.
" I dont know you Madam. But when I saw the girl offering you flowers...jst felt you should have it. I bought them to make the girls first sale of the day. It made her day.
They might make your day too..so please have it."
She stared blank at the mans stupidity.
"I dont know you Madam.(he repeated...almost adding a poetic effect) I might never see you again. That enough is a reason to appreciate this moment that would never come again and live life to the fullest."
He put the bunch of flowers on the dashboard while the girl still tried to digest what was happening. Such random acts of cordial kindness was not heard of in todays world. Almost seemed a scam.
But maybe...just maybe...the guy was a person who appreciates the beauty of life...of the moment...one who would help you create memories..memories that would last with you forever. Just may be.
She tried to snap out of the thoughts.
The man had walked away. The moment had passed. A memory made. Random...but still an unforgetable memory.
"When Life gives you a chance...dance.
 You will definitely regret not moving your feet when you are older."

Thursday, August 16, 2012

C H O I C E

So yes...the biggest problem on this earth a human has to face is a 6 letter word he invented called choice. Life...if you see...without this 6 letter word is perfectly blissful. Peaceful even...less stressful. Then..you put that word in your daily life routine...and hell breaks loose...literal hell.

The problem of choice comes with its partner in crime...another word which takes you down the road to insanity. ohh...you wanna know this word is it? Com'on....you already know it...its what you do ever so easily every second of your life...apparently with no fuckin STOP button!
Got it? No? THINK!
No no...don get irritated now...i am not askin u to think...that you do anyways...what i meant was that the second 'partner in crime' was this word called think.

So its like a perfect YashRaj movie...you are walking down the road to life...and then you have a choice to make...added with the filmy masala of thinking...with your friends and relatives playing the song and dance part...and the love of your life...the outcome of this choice that you will make depends on where your thinking takes you. Not funny. I know.

I wonder at times...about things I have done in the past...the choice ive made without thinking too much...and yes...life still turned out fine. But u see...thats the climax of your everyday YashRaj movie of life...the thinkin part of it..else its a sure flop right. Still not funny.

But you need to make a choice. Its inevitable.
You cannot say "I just dont want to make this choice right now"
You just have to. You need to. It wont be that bad. Till now it has turned out fine right. A 'perfect' life. Now thats funny.

"A bigger problem than choosing is not making a choice at all."

So yea...you need to do it. No way out? Intermission.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

the wonder years...a lota memories...a time gone...a life lived.


"Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you're in diapers, the next day you're gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul. I remember a place, a town, a house, like a lot of houses. A yard like a lot of other yards. On a street like a lot of other streets. And the thing is, after all these years, I still look back...with wonder."

Thursday, July 12, 2012

the time to move on...

There are times in your life when you are sitting at your office desk...or on your bed...or standing in a crowded train to work...when you wished you would be somewhere else...
You look at the people around you...stare at them blank...as if they were aliens...then the thought races your mind..."what if it was not this?"
"what if you were someone else? How would that feel? Some other place...some other work..some other life?"
And NO...dont get me wrong...i dont hate my present life or situation for me to want something different...the point im tryin to make really is...the infinite possibilities around you...
Every second...every moment...for everyone around is sooo different...
You might be totally lost in a crowded place...the same crowd is a party for someone around you...
What i have realised though is that somehow...if you think closely....you are exactly where you have always intended to be...you might be late in getting there...but you were nowhere different than you imagined you would be...

Life sometimes seems completely in ruins...as if nothing is making sense all of a sudden...
"Things were fine just a few days back....what happened now?"
Things are still fine...on track really...

Its all about that threshold. That moment when in your life...with people, situations,relationships, work, play...you have that one alien realization...and it hits your bad...that IT IS TIME TO MOVE ON.

That moment...defines the change in your life...in your growth...
You might not always be sad about it...actually...its best not to be sad about it...just accept it...and let it work for you...

I am at peace. Let the change begin...

Sunday, June 03, 2012

bosses...rahman...update

i wont say i have been busy...that i did not get time to update the blog for long...cause that is not true...
Its just that I have been too lazy and caught up with facebook and twitter to pay any attention here...
Also, I had nothing ground breaking happening around me ... until now...
So ladies and gentlemen...as i update you on my life...with much effort to hold your interest into reading this post in its entirety...the topic for today as the title suggests...are my bosses...

I dont know about you...but i must say that i have been extremely lucky through out my professional career to have got very good bosses (*touchwood*) I know...I know...you might think i am joking...or that there must be some hidden sarcasm to that statement i just made...but there isnt...I genuinely admire all the bosses i have worked for till now!
The best about my present boss is that he has taught me not just work related but also a lot of things...which i would take as life lessons...It is said that your life is made from what is influenced on you by the people around you...and it is good to have a professional mentor that helps you grow as a person.
So...the point being...that....somehow....I think...and strongly believe...that the reason you stick to your job...or leave...has a lot to do with your boss...
I wish i would always get mentors in my professional life from whom i can learn...and grow...when they praise...when they scold....when they act...when they react...when everything that they do...is ultimate!
Your boss is your teacher after school.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.  ~Henry Adams
Thank you Boss!

On other things worth noting down....attended A R Rahman's concert a while back...It was awesome....!
some thing that i desperately needed i think...when songs sing to your heart....make you realise things you always wanted to know...that moment Rahman gave me through his songs that day...


Sunday, March 25, 2012

finding your Red T-shirt

Over the years...I have struggled to have a taste in clothes...Most of my friends used to complain about it...and eventually the nagging stopped when I let them decide on what would/does look good on me. If you ask me personally, I like to try new things...so anything 'off-beat' or trendy...I dont mind giving it a try...
But then...when a lot of people say you have a fucked up taste in clothes...trust them..its for your own good! :)

I looked at my closet the other day and I noticed that I dont have a bright Red T-shirt...
Ever since I can remember...I have always wanted a Red Tee...you know the perfect red colour...not too dark...not to bright...just the perfect one...
I have till now not been able to find one...the perfect one..
I look at my closet full of clothes...I think about the Red Tee I want...and I still get that incomplete feeling...a if there is something missing...
Sometimes... you can have a lot of things in life...you can  fill your closet with the best of things that come very near to the Red Tee you always wanted...but you will still always crave for it...and nothing can replace the thing you always wanted.
I personally believe...that one should not let go of that craving...keep shopping....but dont settle for less...
You want a good Red Tee...you keep looking for it...because once you get it...that 'complete' feeling would be priceless...
Now that...is worth waiting for....



Sunday, March 18, 2012

wishes


I call aloud; it hears not what I say;
I stretch my empty arms; it glides away.
To dream once more I close my willing eyes;
Ye soft illusions, dear deceits, arise!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

All of these and everything else.

Its been a long time...I think the use of social media kills your instinct to blog...simply cos every moment of your life is on the net anyways...which leaves this space for contemplation and profound thoughts...
anyway...i still feel the need to come back here...i think i should probably get back to writing more...it is better to write some thoughts down than letting them eat your brain out...

I always have believed that everything happens because it is supposed to happen...everything that is around you is made to make to live the way you are supposed to...and the events in your life define your existence.
Although I think i have developed a lot of positiveness around me in the last few years...which has helped me grow...I also get this feeling that if something has to happen to you...or is meant for you...it should and will fall in your lap...
Say...you like someone...you want a job...you want to buy something...all of these and everything else...it has to fall in place...
I love it when the nature works its own beautiful way of giving you what you want....when things happen at the right moment and at the right time...when something you did unknowingly turns into a reason for happiness and joy for someone else...
What I am saying might sound vague and aimless to you...but think about it...

Isnt it an amazing feeling when all you need is given to you...in the right way...almost like magic...
Isnt that better than you making notes of good/bad, right/wrong, likes/dislikes,want/dont want, match/not match...

Let life be like love...and let love be like life...just let it happen...


Found this at a restaurant in Thailand...must read...tells and teaches a lot about life...


21 Suggestions for Success
By H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.
  • Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.
  • Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  • Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
  • Be forgiving of yourself and others.
  • Be generous.
  • Have a grateful heart.
  • Persistence, persistence, persistence.
  • Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
  • Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
  • Commit yourself to constant improvement.
  • Commit yourself to quality.
  • Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.
  • Be loyal.
  • Be honest.
  • Be a self-starter.
  • Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong.
  • Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
  • Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.
  • Take good care of those you love.
  • Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.

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