Some thoughts

Laying out my mind sometimes..

Monday, 15 August 2011


This one's a MERGER of 2 of my pieces... 

There’s more to life than you ever think
There’s more to see than what you’ve seen
So many times you think it’s all you ever could
But sadly enough that’s really not true...
Less is what you experience
More is what is in store
It might all seem bizarre and unknown
But behind all this pandemonium lies it really
A problem is more like a bubble which can burst anytime
It’s frivolously dangerous, like it’s knowingly unknown.

Here yet not there
There but where
Where is it so near?
 There, its right here
Here yet not dear
Cheer you’re here
Fear all my dears
Queer?? all you mere

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Just some times..

Isn't it just sometimes when you don't have any more words...
But the purpose of those words is what??

Isn't it just sometimes when you seek for so many answers...
But the questions are what??

Isn't it sometimes when you run away from noise...
But the running is for what??

Isn't it sometimes when you want to get away from everybody...
But then getting to what??

Isn't it sometimes when the journey never seems to end....
But your destination is what??

Isn't it sometimes when you get totally blank...
But then you are left with what??

Isn't is sometimes that the conclusions are too many...
But the problems are what??

Its probably those times when you just like Brutus are clouded..

Its probably those times when you just like Brutus have too much on your mind..

Its probably those times when you just like Brutus are fighting with your own thought..

Its probably those times when you just like Brutus don't know what to chose..

Times that you know..

Or times that you want to know..

Times that will occur..

Or times that might simply reoccur..

Times that you desire for..

Or times that you don't..

Times are time that will remain a time, will occur in time or have occurred in time!!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Hypocisy yet again...

Today morning while watching news which is a rarity in my case I got to know of something the various IPL (Indian Premier Leagues) imitations. And truly I was disgusted, because I experienced diplomacy / hypocrisy yet again.

As if IPL was not enough to divide us into states. We have now started state premiere leagues some of them being Jharkhand Premier League (JPL), Karnataka Premiere League (KPL), Orissa Premiere League(OPL), etc. Are we not ashamed of ourselves? Isn't this getting too much? Shouldn't we unite and talk about us as a country and not as states, religion, castes, colour, sex and many more.

We want to eradicate the division or bias from our system but we day by day keep adding more and more to the existing list. Is this EVER going to end? Will there be a day apart from winning the World Cup when we will unite as Indians?

In search of answers....

Harveen Narula 

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

A Day..

Maybe the next day..
But a day..??
Only a day??
Among the days..
Something more than the day..
An unknown day..
Or maybe a known day..
A new day..
Or an old day..
A day to say
Or a day to listen..
Maybe to take..
Maybe to be given..
The day may come..
The day might have gone..
But its JUST a day!
Live the day..
Earn the day..
Smile today..
Smile everyday..
This is the day..your day.. yet my day..!!

Photo Courtesy: Ashish Chandra (first rays of the rising sun..A NEW DAY), for more please visit 

Thursday, 17 March 2011

ਇਕ ਫਰਿਆਦ....

Photo courtesy Google Images
ਜਦੋਂ ਵੇਖਿਆ ਤਾਂ ਦਿਸਦਾ ਨਹੀ 
ਜਦੋਂ ਪੁਛਿਆ ਤਾਂ ਦਸਿਆ ਨਹੀ

ਕਹਿੰਦੇ ਹੈ ਕੀ ਸਾਡੀ ਗਲਤੀ ਸਾਰੀ
ਮੰਨ ਕੇ ਵੀ ਮੰਨੀ ਨਹੀ ਤੂੰ ਗਲ ਸਾਡੀ 

ਬੈਠੇ ਹਾਨ ਤੇਰੀ ਰਾਹ ਤਕਦੇ
ਤੂੰ ਹੈ ਕੀ ਆਉਂਦਾ ਹੀ ਨਹੀ

ਇਨਾ ਨਾ ਤਰਸਾ ਸਾੰਨੂ
ਕੇ ਹੋ ਜਾਣ ਫੇਰ  ਰੋਣ ਰਾਕੇ

ਹੁਣ ਤਾਂ ਆਜਾ ਤੂ ਨੇੜੈ 
ਇਨ੍ਹੀ ਰੰਜਿਸ਼ਾਂ ਨਾ ਬਣਾ ਨਾਲ ਸਾਡੇ

ਮੇਰੀ ਵੀ ਸੁਨ ਲੈ ਇਹ ਫਰਿਆਦ 
ਨਾ ਤੁਰ ਆਈਏ ਫੇਰ ਮੀਲ ਹਜ਼ਾਰ 

Saturday, 12 March 2011

..An incident..

While coming back from college we (me and Manali) found a dead puppy on the road, its face surrounded by its own pool of blood. It was lying dead in front of the new "katta" or hang out place called Golden Den, most likely hit by a vehicle. Must have been dead since one or half an hour and people were chatting and smoking at the "katta", obviously unaffected.

I got a torn polythene bag from the other side of the road, picked the puppy and kept it on the side. On doing so I started digging a hole to bury the poor little thing. In the meanwhile Akanksha (Jap) came and these 2 were watching me. Manali got salt to put on it. After I was finished the laborers on that side shouted from far and said:

"Isse yahan nahi gado wo wahan lejao jahan mitti padi hai, yahan kaam chal raha hai thakedar humme gussa karega"

I replied:  "Aap usse bol dena ki bachelog gad gaye hum kya karen"

He said: "Hum yahan par hi khana khate hain aur kaam karte hai isse idher nahi gado"

After that Manali and Jap tried to argue further but I said that it wasn't his fault either he is correct in saying what he did. So we took the puppy and buried it at the other spot. 

The incident made me think that what kind of a society are we living in really, 
1. A dead puppy lying immersed in its own blood does not bother us. In-spite of the fact that mostly people like to play with puppies as they are considered very cute.

2. Although guys are termed to be macho, etc etc. Yet while we were burying the animal (with the available tools which were stones), none of the 5-7 guys standing even bothered to ask, if we needed help.

3. What is the worth of human today? The laborer actually said that he eats food at the place where construction was going on, there was dust and garbage all around.

I wouldn't say that the incident changed my life but I would definitely say that it had a considerable impact on me.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Senseless and sensible..

Say what to say??
Think just something to think..
Wonder what to wonder??
Dream a cherished dream..
Pray what to pray??
Love just endless love..

Feel it know it..
Share it care for it..
Talk it out..
Let it out..

It shouldn't be left unsaid..
It shouldn't be left inside..

Tough it is tough..
But must be done..
A test to pass..
A task to be accomplished..

If unfinished, yearn how much ever
Its gone forever..

Friday, 4 March 2011

A classroom assignment..

Photo courtesy google images

Is it how it is? With just no sight and only sound, can you travel seas? Can you reach places unknown and feel the water untouched? Is this how it can go just on and on? Is is possible to experience a journey and not have a goal? Can't it just float just like it is now? Can I once reach the journey?Is it possible? 

I want to go and float sometime in water and other times in air. I want to be with myself. Once I will have it, I will go through the journey once. 

Oh! please see through and let me pass. Lest the time gets the power, and leaves me aghast.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Truth uncovered.

The question has been in my mind since morning's Ramaa Ma'am's class today.. How big hypocrites have we become today.. at one end we brag about our rich culture on the other hand we refuse to except the truths related to it.

Here is an example of the same..

As a fact there is a "Shivling" present in all the temples but have we ever been curious enough to find out what does it mean? 

I got the answer today "Shivling" in its true sense is the symbol of fertility and is made of two parts "Shalunka" and "Ling" where "Shalunka" is the female reproductive organ, which is the lower part of the of the "Shivling" and "Ling" is the male reproductive organ and is the upper part of the "Shivling." Thus, "Shivling" is actually a union of the two, which is also termed a sex. Also as a fact Shiva is being followed since the Vedic era, and therefore it can be seen that "Shivling" is present in the Indian culture since thousands of years.

Photo Courtesy: Google images
Yet, today we believe that sex is taboo and we think that talking about sex is as a sin. Even people do not utter the word sex, as bad connotations are associated with the same. How can we even think of progress and development for tomorrow when we are not even willing to accept our yesterday.

Monday, 28 February 2011

My nation.. My knowledge..

How much do we know about our nation? Even if we don't know about history.. do we know about our own country in the present? 
The Tri-colour
Photo courtesy google images

Well somehow I think that I don't, here is a simple example, which was talked about in class today by Prof. Nishit Kumar. 

India is a secular and democratic country right? Okay, lets talk about our National Anthem.. its "Jan Gan Man" the second sentence of the anthem is "Adhinayak Jaya hai" which means praise to the ruler. I myself did not know this till today. The reason for this is that, when Rabindranath Tagore wrote this song, India was ruled by the British and any songs which were written to oppose the British raj were banned. Thus, it could not be sung and therefore it was essential to written in such a way.

A little search by me brought me to this website where the meaning of our national anthem has been thoroughly given. I urge you to have a look at it.

The idea of this post is  not to say that I no longer respect our nation or our national anthem. And in no way do I want to encourage you to do so. Rather it is a shameful situation for us as citizens of India to not know this.

Friday, 25 February 2011

A special relationship..

Photo Courtesy: Google images
It is often said that the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is one of affection and love and that today it is changing because of urbanization. It is being said that today the families are adopting the culture of DISK (double income single kid) and DINK (double income no kid) and are largely converting to nuclear families, thus the children are not able to experience the same affectionate relationship with their grandparents any more... 

How true is the above mentioned statement? Can it be 100% true or are their other factors which are leading to this deterioration in the relationship of children and grandparents? 

Well I know of one such factor..

It is not always true that children do not like their grandparents, or parents do not let children go to them. It might also be true in some cases that grandparents behave rudely with the child, they do not care for them at all. Even if the parent wants the child to get along with their grandparents, they are averse to the children. It might be true that the child goes to his/her grandparent and he/she is sent away and not bothered about at all. It could be that the child yearns for the affection of his/her grandparents but never gets it.

Have we ever thought about this side of the story? Or is it JUST too convenient to generalize things? 

Also, in cases where girl child is given less importance, thus less affection than the boy child.. wouldn't she feel the vacuum of that affection. Will she not want to be cared for as her own brother? Wouldn't it further lead to jealousy towards ones own brother? Doesn't this scenario need to change? I surely think it does. 

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Inter-culture leads to new culture..??? true?? untrue??

Indian Culture..

Courtesy Prof Ramaa,  I now know many things related to our culture that I previously didn't and one of them is the concept of clothes in the Indian society.

Well I wold like to share my views with the example of Hariti.
Indian version of Hariti
Greek version of Hariti
Hariti is the goddess of protection of children. She has been followed since the Bactrians or from the time of Lord Buddha or the presence of Greeks (references given for better understanding of the reader). The sculptors which were made by the Greeks show Hariti in Hellenic clothes where the folds in the cloth can be distinctly identified. In contrast to her sculptor in Ajanta caves where she is shown to be wearing negligible clothes and a lot of jewelry. As shown in the images above..

On seeing this I asked my Professor if this was the case then why is the Indian society today so rigid about the concept of clothes and averse to nudity in comparison to the western countries. At this I was told that because of the Mughal invasion in India, this concept began, and is still being followed. Even today there are many tribes in India where both men and women wear clothes only to cover the lower genital parts of their body. Thus, proving  the above mentioned concept. 

It is in this way that inter-culture mingling leads to formation of new culture altogether. 

Photo courtesy google images

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


This is just something that our Professor Joel Xavier told us today in class,...

Do you know what is the full form of Hope?
If you don't here it is:
High order purpose for existence..

How true does this statement go.. doesn't it just tell us so much about our actions?? Well I think it sure does.. how else would you define it???

A sadhu was once found by a bunch of people who belonged to various nationalities at 15,000 feet. These men were mountaineering when they came across this semi naked dying man. But, their desire to cross a pass was much more than saving a man. Doesn't the HOPE for that Sadhu come to this???

Just some food for thought
Photo courtesy: shutter stock

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Just a while..

Photo Courtesy Ashish Chandra

It was all just some time ago when things seemed to be so simple. 
Life took a turn a while ago.
I couldn't understand where it went, just kept falling. 
How I want to dance, play, love, eat and talk endlessly. 
Only that now I can't. 

I wish to be healthier and better, to handle things the way I want to. 
How I yearn to play, just how I wish to show my happiness through my dance. 
How I want to go on talking as though I wouldn't ever get a chance. 
Troubles and responsibilities have overshadowed my desires. 
Please help me to get past through them now. 
Who knows when my end arrives it may be just a while from now....

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