Journal; Car Music


Now a days, for last 3 -4 months, I get a chance to enjoy old Hindi song while travelling in car with Patwardhan sir, for office or from office. He’s got a good taste of old Hindi songs especially of around seventies. I am influenced by his passion on not to miss a chance of music concerts in and around Mumbai esp Hindi or Marathi. The effect is to the extent that,  of late , with 60s to70s era music, I got too some of the oldies as my favorites now. You know, a no music to all music taste does not come in seconds…well usually..but my taste for music, this time, got triggered in few seconds.

I always felt that I am not a real found of music. Except Jagjit uncle and Kishore da, no one really drove me to music stores. That was too very selective and more during my college days. In recent times, songs of “love aaj kal” got my attention, thats too in car while travelling with Anoop one day. This song was special. “Aaj Din Chadeya, tere rang..”. It a great romantic score with Sufi touch and a meaningful conversation with God. The first line itself stands both in praise of love and God simultaneously. This song can change my outlook towards music. Other songs of same album, i got attracted to, are ” Dooriya” and “Main Kya Hoon”.

Well.. a song can change your life…

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Which category of love you are in?


In my previous two posts Unconditional Love and Beauty of Full Moon, I’d discussed two aspects of love; one, its unconditional which does not seek anything in return  like mother nature and two, you need to be crazy to be in real love like Kalidas’ passionate affection for Ratnavali.

Think of a painter who is mixing various colors to produce his or her thoughts on canvas.  The unconditional love, passion along with a little craziness is evident in his or her real work. He or she remains in unconditional love with his work until the work becomes his or her profession. And at this point he or she starts demanding return in the form of appreciation and rewards. So; unconditional love; when exposed to desires converts into conditional love.

The above example is not ‘love of convenience’ in which we choose the most convenient option available to us. Most of us will fall in this category…Well our tailor made professions are the example. This is for people who take so called sound decisions. The beauty of love of convenience is you never realize when you are in real love with your selected option.

Take a case of ‘Chota Hathi’ (an elephant) who is separated from his family and forced to live with a man called ‘Mahavat’, who keeps and train elephants and uses them for his living hood. The ‘Chota Hathi’ was not happy with this hectic schedule of work coupled with undernourished food. And a day came when the ‘Hathi’ got a chance to escape. But he did not do that. He was in love with the ‘Mahavat’. This is love of no choice. In this you fall in love with one who is closest to you irrespective of his or her characteristics. There could be some debatable examples like love of a son towards his father, religion, community, country etc.

I am not going to discuss “love for all”. Instead I will site “love for self” which is actually inherent characteristics of human being. I’d advocated this in my post SELF CONCEPT.

Well; there is lot to explore on love which will appear in my subsequent posts on the topic.

Time Gap


There was confusion in prioritizing certain individual activities. Thank got it was weekend and i had some time to think over. But you know you can not wait for a spare time to come. The activities around always fill the gap. This time it was cricket, my most fascinating hobby, did the damage. Nevertheless with India winning, you always have a good feeling (Ind vs Aus, Firojshah Kotla, 3 rd ODI).

Slow and Steady


I’d been taught from my childhood and experienced too, that slow and steady wins the race. Undoubtedly I agree that its true but what is the most important word in this saying; ‘slow’ or ‘steady’.  We will agree that it is ‘steady’. So what about ‘fast and steady’?

If slow and study can win the race, fast and steady will definitely win. The only thing to debate here is how ‘fast’ can you manage with steadiness? We will agree the peak performance is not steady, thats is why we name it a peak.

In one of the discussion with my boss we argued about change and concluded change slowly by injecting 5 ml of dose for an incremental improvement. I thought in my mind why 5 ml? why not 100 ml thats too every time consistently. The doubt was who will decide the pace?

I got some cues to resolve this doubt. The environment around us is changing and if this 5 ml is doing equal to or more than that its fine. The pace will depend on time bound objective but it will require consistency. Because if you have to win you have to steady. Along with objective, slow or fast can be decided by the individual capabilities of maintaining consistency.

Just a thought.