Saturday, November 16, 2013

Weekend Thoughts!

A hol again on account of rains in Pondy! Though it was much-needed, it did not really yield good results! It has been long since I watched a Malayalam movie, so settled down to watch one. Making a choice was difficult, when ppl out here have different tastes! Ranjith Movies are always welcome and after having watched Pranchiyettan and the Saint, Mammotty- Ranjith combo seemed to have attracted all of us. But reviews said "Kadal Kadannoru Mathukutty' isn't a great watch. Yet, we ventured! True to the reviews, one could say that it isn't the type of commercial movies that has come from Ranjith. But, I just Loved every bit of it. Though it doesn't really fit the standards of a successful film and doesn't really satisfy a normal theatre goer,  it does project a theme that is so bold and thought provoking! That last sentence in the movie, that too Ranjith's own powerful voice seems to be haunting me.That's about the movie!

All the social networking channels have only one tale to tell, Sachin's retirement! He is gonna be missed so much! Just now, read his farewell speech, and no doubt no other player could come up with such wonderful and well-thought words! No wonder, the world is crazy about him!

I guess that's it, nothing seems to come out! We do think things come out well, but the results tell us otherwise!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Good friends are always a Blessing!

The first thing that I did today after getting up, was to wish Usha, a 'Very Happy Anniversary'. And her reply did come right away!


Long distance and no calls for a while, but our friendship has always survived the test of time! Any other day, we can just open chat boxes or pick up the phones and be the same Sunie and the same Usha we used to be! We can talk about anything under the sun, without the slightest inhibition! Such friends are rare to find and this has always been a blessing! She is one friend whom I can always count on! Santhi Nagar life had always been exciting, bcoz of this bonding we have shared! 

Though being in a tough state of mind, just thoughts about our good old days brings in a smile from the heart!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Amazing Talent

Real talent finds a way! In an era where TV channels are flooding with reality shows to bring out the hidden talents, here is one gem coming out without even appearing on the TV. Isn't it amazing to know Chandralekha has been given two songs which were already offered to Shreya Ghoshal. Wow! As I listened to her song, I could feel tears rolling down my cheeks! Check out, you all!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

What a Mess!

I miss my cheerful self. Had been and is still in the weirdest of moods I have ever experienced! Wondering how to jump out of this maze. There are so many tasks ahead, for which my mind is not even ready to get up. Never knew few things can have such an effect on daily life and bring it to such kind of a mess! Hope the Genie would appear and grant me what I yearn to hear and see! Not even my bed is calling my name! Sleep is something that seem to be so far far away!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Quite an Inspiring Story...

Have been wishing to scribble something here, from my pen. It is not really happening! Hence, this share!

One young man went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the initial interview, and now would meet the director for the final interview.

The director discovered from his CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent. He asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?” the youth answered “no”.

" Was it your father who paid for your school fees?”

“My father is bedridden since the time I was a boy, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.” he replied.

” Where did your mother work?”

“My mother worked as clothes cleaner.”

The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.

” Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?”

“Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Besides, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.

The director said, “I have a request. When you go home today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.

The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back home, he asked his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to her son.

The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother winced when he touched it.

This was the first time the youth realised that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fees. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his education, his school activities and his future.

After cleaning his mother hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining clothes for his mother.

That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.

Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.

The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, when he asked: “Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”

The youth answered,” I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’

“I know now what appreciation is. Without my mother, I would not be who I am today. By helping my mother, only now do I realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done on your own. And I have come to appreciate the importance and value of helping one’s family.

The director said, “This is what I am looking for in a manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life.”

“You are hired.”

This young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and worked as a team. The company’s performance improved tremendously.

A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop an “entitlement mentality” and would always put himself first. He would be ignorant of his parent’s efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of people, who may be good academically, they may be successful for a while, but eventually they would not feel a sense of achievement. They will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying our children instead?

You can let your child live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch on a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, but it is because you want to love them in a right way. You want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your child learns how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learns the ability to work with others to get things done.