Monday, December 30, 2013

Words to live by.

"Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential — as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth.

You’ll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you’re doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out, and I guarantee you’ll hear about them.
To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed, and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble." - Bill Watterson

Monday, November 04, 2013

A chat about dreams

Friend: Why just ppl cant live a simple practical life than complicated dreamy life

~_Prasad_~: coz we always try to turn our dreams into reality

Friend: thats where we make our life miserable
~_Prasad_~: for some ppl...its the way to live...

Friend: the dream u r talking about is about ur passion to be something
not impossible things...and then u make other ppls lives miserable
~_Prasad_~: but thats wat....ur dreams are abt YOU...they were never abt others!
Friend : so while pursuing that dream we affect other ppls lives
~_Prasad_~: yes...maybe...and not realising that even your life is gettin affected...for good...or for bad
:)


Saturday, September 28, 2013

11 ways to be unremarkably average

Came across this link today and couldn't help marking it on the blog.
Most of our lives are spent like this...only to keep wondering "what if it was not this...something else.."

I still feel that though we all live a life of content...the idea to experience something more than "average" is something we should all strive for. Its not easy, it does need a push.

Source: http://maxcdn.zenpencils.com/comics/2012-11-13-chrisg.jpg

Monday, July 15, 2013

an update on life...and about being married.

I realized today that I am not giving time to the things that I love. And I give it an excuse that there are a lot of things happening in my life. Yes, there are.

But today on my way back home I decided that I would try....try my best to bring back the things that I loved to do...things which I still love to do...write...read...music...

And hence this random blog after a long time.

Its true what people say. You can be pulled down by others only till the level you allow people to pull you down.  The problem is that all our life we are asked to be tolerant, and that acts as our enemy when we grow up. We are told by others of we are do is right or wrong and our every action needs an approval. And that carries to our work lives later.
Sit down and think for a while. Is that really needed? Does someone's Yes or No in what you do really change anything. It may satisfy some egos but will not get YOU anywhere in the long run. All you will do after a while is running around....chasing egos.

Somewhere this has to stop. Somewhere you have to realize that you are better than all this. And there is value to what you are outside of the approval closet that you have made.

"The World as we have created is a process of our thinking.
It cannot be changed without changing our thinking"

~ Albert Einstein

   
On other things... 
People ask me how is it to be married. 
Tricky question. But I will be honest...
Its great.

All the apprehensions that you carry before entering this "life-changing" journey suddenly flush away once you actually go ahead and do it.
Yes. I do think that it largely has to do with the partner you get, but I will still maintain...
You know what kind of a relationship you will have with that person in the long run within the first few moments that you meet the person the first time.
You know it just then, and that never ever changes.

So in short, for this update, its great to have someone to can get used to, someone you desperately wait to meet in the evenings, and someone you want to talk to through the night.

One of my mentors told me this --> "Marriage is a turning point. It changes the way you think. After that point, you start caring more about others, your close ones, than yourself."

Go ahead, make a decision. It surely changes your life.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Quote

Everyone has an opinion, only few have a reason
~ Prasad Narulkar

Friday, April 26, 2013

So much information...

 

I am sometime amazed by the immense amount of information and data that passes our eyes everyday these days. Its so enriching...reading...analyzing...consuming and then evaluating.

I think of how life has drastically changed.  Take one day of your life in the year 2000. Think about it clearly. Live the moment and see it in your thoughts. Recall the conversations on that day...the news around you...your family...your friends...your dressing....all of it on that one day.
You will realize where we all were, and where we are now.

The change has been good. Yes it has.

But I cant stop myself from wondering if the good has reached its evil point.
And you would have thought so much information would only make you wiser, calmer, and at peace.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

I want to write...

I miss writing. Dont be confused. I meant actually writing down, with a pen and paper, instead of hearing the clicking sound of the keyboard and the letters appearing on screen in fixed fonts.

I dont know about you but I realised in a business meeting the other day, when I was taking notes, that I really really love carving letters on paper and making words into sentences. Its like creating something in your mind onto to paper. We dont give it the thought and the importance it deserves.

I think it just reminds me of childhood. When pen and paper and words where all we had. Beautiful typography and endless thoughts getting engraved on that paper. The virtual and technological typing has made me loose that essence of writing.

I still remember the diaries we used to maintain. I still have some of them. A glance at those pages, everyday posts and writings....the hand writing depicts the mood you were in...what you felt ; pen and paper has that power to take you back to that moment. Something that this blog can try but never achieve...atleast not to that level of reality.

Reality. Now thats an interesting topic.


Sunday, February 03, 2013

Who decided?

I was whiling away time today...and was thinking about the old days...a look back at the days when I was younger...and how different the things were. Priorities were scarce...all that was on the mind was the homework and the exams coming up...or far most the ways of hiding your cheats and pranks from parents and teachers...
Yes...some of us romantics had the hearts melted by school or tuition love stories...and those floury  dream sequences of how perfect life is...
The point of this post however (...and I assure you this), is NOT the memory lane.

Ever thought how MONEY as a point of concern did not cross our minds until we finally graduated and were asked to search jobs to gain "experience" and build our careers. That is the point when most of realised the said importance of those notes and currencies.

I took out a Rs 1000 note from my wallet today...and stared at it aimlessly. As I looked at the crisp piece of paper...I started conversing with it as if it were an entity capable of replying my questions...
"Who decided you should be of value?"
I looked at it for seconds....and went on...
" Who decided that you, a piece of paper, be given so much of importance? When mankind said that whoever owns more pieces of paper would be richer, why did everyone agree?
I remember reading about the "Tulip Mania" which occurred in the 16th century where the flowers were used as tools of speculation and almost replaced currency and gold.
Doesnt it sound crazy? All of us humans running after something that in reality has no value...but is forced 'value' upon.
Its like me deciding "I am God" and the rest of the world starts following that as a rule, almost blindly!

Everything seems meaningless when you look at it from this point of view doesnt it?
If mankind has equal right of life on this planet then why is the so called "wealth"  not equally divided among all?
I wont say it would be an easier choice...but it would level the ground for starters..."

I know the thought has an endless and aimless end....but I cant help wondering the consequences (wont say benefits...because I am sure there are flaws here too) of a level field for entire mankind...and where there is no concept of money...everyone is obliged and worried only about utilising the resources this planet offers in a economical manner.


Why should you be asked to dream of becoming "rich" ? 
Shouldn't the dream be living , enjoying the gift of life instead?

Friday, February 01, 2013

Moments Lived.

There are times when you wish you can live a moment. Or so aptly put....you have a moment where it seems as if you have lived your entire life...
I am sure each one of us has experienced such moments in our life...and many more in the years to come.

But what intrigues me is how your remember these moments...try remembering one such...you will "feel" that happiness,content,anger,peace all over again...just by the thought of such a moment.

I feel our life is based on collection of such awesome moments... that's what "completes" it...and nothing...absolutely nothing else matters....

As the new year brings me changes...I can only thank God for such moments that he has given me...and for those to come...

Was lazing around today and I realised how Life passes you by everyday...
think of all the people you meet...the conversations...all the people you see everyday...all the randomness that happens...and all the timed events that you force yourself through everyday...

One change...and boom...your entire pattern of Life alters...
Why did I meet these people...why did I have that conversation...why did I invest so much time here...why did I waste it there?
Some questions I dont have an answer to...but a memory has been made.

Yes. I look forward to change for the memories made, the moments lived.

To a new beginning...

Friday, January 25, 2013

We are infinite...

And there are people who forget what it's like to be 16 when they turn 17. 
I know these will all be stories someday. And our pictures will become old photographs. We'll all become somebody's mom or dad. But right now these moments are not stories. This is happening, I am here and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you're not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you're listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. 
And in this moment I swear, we are infinite.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

To the next page...

I think the standard line for the start of any of my posts should be "I was wanting to write since many days..." or "I am writing this down after soo many days..."

Time just flies. One moment you are shit scared about the decisions you are supposed to make...and the other moment...they have already happened. Life moves.

Past 2-3 months have been amazing...If I would ever want to stop time...go back and analyse it, I would.
Sadly Life doesnt give you a rewind button. Just a will to live the decisions you have made.
Sometimes its just best that Life passes you by. Swooossshhh.
You  can think later. Right now....just live.

A friend gone...a friend made...a friend remembered. Its all happened.

I have been nervous about the new things hitting my life in the past few days...but I like to believe things happen for good...and that new experiences, both professionally and personally, will only add to my dreams.

Stay positive. Live.


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