Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Year that redefined my life

Well thats how i will define 2011 if someone ask me to do. A revolution happened and best thing about that is, it forced me to do things. I failed, embarrassed, disappointed and frustrated but learned to go through those moment, learned to handle the bad situation better and kept chasing the success even though it eluded me more often.

This year i will remember for long time because i believe my life basement is laid in this 12 months. Its not because i got placed in CTS and have a job around the corner in 6 months time, its because i finally learned what i need to do in my life. I always wonder to do many things and i still do, but this year helped to define the path. The path that i believe will connect all my goals separated over various field. Here is my most wonderful and unforgettable moments & good things I did or happened this year in no order.

Solid batting :

At the start of this year before moving away from club cricket, I played two of my best innings where i once lead my team to win and other to hard fought tie.Not big scores, just 48* and 34* but the context of the match in which scored those runs really satisfied me lot. Irony is i never got appreciated both times rather once i was given mouthful words for pushing for quick runs since other batsmen is not good runner and coach believed that his wicket is more important than mine.

Dream come true : India winning world cup

April 2nd, The moment which the whole India waited for long, long time. Moment of Dhoni hitting six and jumping in not knowing what to do in college Auditorium where more than 1500 students watching still in front of eyes. Tears in my eyes wept off the long awaited dream in the heart.

Writer : Sportsmirror

I never even in dreams of dreams thought i will become writer but that's how life unfolds. Its not you who script what life will be, rather its life which tells how you should. The words are less to say thanks to Vikram and Pooja Kamboj who gave me the opportunity as intern. Those 3 months are learning curve for me and today when i sit down to write an article, i see the difference clearly. Above all, will be always thankful to Singer Chinmayi akka through whom i first got to know about twenty19 which then routed me towards sportsmirror.

Winning way : Harsha Bhogle

Year just kept getting better for me. For the first time in my life, something very special happened during my birthday. Wrote an article based on my real life experience with cricket in passion and won the book which will be autographed by my inspiration and author of the book, Harsha Bhogle. Also for first time in my life, i read the entire book and simply loved it.

Last moments of college with friends:

4 years, just nothing happened or made me special towards college life. But last 6 months, the last semester where we all will be together sitting in class and spending time, really kicked off my emotions. I was very happy i took the chance to speak before my friends because i regret it never happened during my school life. Whatever happens hereafter in life, College life will be always with me together my best school times.

Personal learning : Movies, reading and off-course earning money

I think the movies which saw all this year, changed me lot. A lot of wonderful movies, thought provoking and life telling stories. From nothing to over 20 English movies now i have as collection for life like we keep books. Read lot of things, just started as vague with no intent and learnt lot.

There are so many to write but i can't able to tag those under any words. As i said at first, this is the year that defined my life path. I think facebook and twitter played major role in my life this year. As usual, lots of new friends but still not forget all my old friends.

If i were asked to pick the most satisfying & unforgettable moments, surely India winning the world cup. But 1) Vikram Kamboj recommending me to Times of India newspaper for writer job and later showing one of my article to all in Chandigarh Time of India Office, then
2) my friend Aditya trusting in my ability and recommending me to his friends (sportskeeda) saying i am good writer,

are the two moments which deeply moved me. I will be always thankful to those who all helped me and that is one thing i always ask god to make not to forget those who helped me.

Hearty thanks to all and lets welcome 2012 with no expectation. We do what we love and let the things happens rather running towards it.

Happy new year to all :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Silence evoking emotions

People tell you always when you are in stress or disturbed, seek silence at best places. I don't know how somehow i speak more during silence but only difference is its one way, I speak and nature listen. There is a inner silence, a inner emotions which comes at high or low times in life and sprays around the truth of your real image among others. I haven't been through that situation but had gone through those emotions and silence in private (I and nature alone).

Today was one such day spending lonely time and thinking about lot of things. While walking lonely on sides of roads in one of the street near my home, i heard " Poongatrile Un Swasathai Thaniyaagath Thaedipaarthaen", song from Uyire movie, written by none other than great Vairamuthu. Silence, emotions and lyrics of that song took me somewhere and at one moment i started murmuring my own lyrics inspired from that song. It was such a great moment and felt like my life can end now. You go to through those moments to realise the beauty of life and nature of the world.

Poongatrile En Swasathai Thaniyaagath Thaedipaarthaen
jananatheen vidai kekkum pothu
Kannil iruntha valiyal amaithiyelum poorkalam kanden
Uyirin Ole piriyum munnae En Kural kekkum angae
Amaithi poorukku pinbu dhannoo

 - (Inspired from Vairamuthu lyrics)

It keeps you away from helling at god for giving you this life, away from anger, away from opponents, away from vengeance and away from all hatreds. You won't be alone in that world, your good memories and thoughts hugs you with love. The whole world is different, everything looks beautiful but until your worries prop up. Its unexplainable and it will remain as such to let others go through rather read about that.

Had you gone through moments like this? if not, try.. good or bad, you get a chance to ask plenty of questions that you can't do otherwise.

Good night and sweet dreams :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

You Name it!

Today is not like any other day for me. Off course, its Sunday, holiday for all and lazy day to be honest. But it started quite different for me today. Woke up as early as 7.00 AM, brushed and was getting ready to start my daily exercise routine but since drinking water came in corporation pipes, have to abandon my plans. Then something even more dramatic happened, i went to barber shop and finished my bath as early as 9.30AM. Now, thats something very unusual for me to have early bath in holidays and that too on Sunday.

But today is special in another way actually. A special man who everyone loves from heart and worship him like revolutionist was born today. A man without whom i firmly believe something would have solely be missed by the world and the dynasty of Tamil. Yes, I was speaking about the great, marvelous, wonderful, passionate and name it as many you want since this all will only precedes just one man and one name, Subramanya Bharathiyar (சுப்பிரமணிய பாரதி).

To be very honest, i want to say so many things about him but i am sure that it won't be something you don't know already. Rather i want to talk about something which saddened me today.

I think everyone know that tomorrow (Dec 12) is birthday for the one and only Superstar forever, RajniKanth. But this is not that something we needs to be sad about and as one of a fan, i am very happy and excited for tomorrow. Lets come to reality for a moment now, from morning and till now (1.30PM), how many newspapers, TV and any media highlighted the fact that today is Bharathiyar birthday, then compare it with Rajini Sir birthday celebration. This is nothing to do with Rajini Sir as person because he would have himself saddened by this fact. But this is about us, the society, the community and India.

As a matter of fact, amidst all debates i like that the facebook and twitter exists. Because its just pops me up the good hearts existing somewhere inbetween thousands and reminds me about the important things we forget often. Even though not many facebook and twitter status shared about Bharathiyar compared with Rajini sir today, they actually updated enough to get noticed about today special. I was deeply saddened by the way media (especially TV channel which is bigger market now) is going. Its nothing wrong in celebrating Superstar birthday because he is the pillar through which media grown and it inevatibaly gave life to many peoples via job.

Bharthiyar and Chellamal
But what is wrong in celebrating or remembering or sharing about Bharathi? It is a sad note the way world is moving now. The news about Bharathi birthday is only few seconds of information to be told for tamil channel including news channel.

I am not here saying i am perfect. I was got notified today via twitter in the morning by one good & responsible heart and immediately i was ashamed of myself as a tamizhan and student. Because i love this man Bharathi lot. He was the man who sowed revolutionary thoughts in my early days and the man who was responsible for holding the pride of tamil at a time people moved away from it. As a student, i learnt lot of things and his lessons are always remembered in my path. Its big mistake but it will be a even bigger mistake if i continue to repeat this one.

I sometimes wonder what is wrong with the world? Is the society that changed the individuals(us) or we the individuals changed the society to be like this? seriously i don't know. May be its best answered by each individual asking themselves this question looking at the world.

I want to be do this blog in tamil but its very hard for me to do it using online tamil typing software and moreover i haven't went for any typing class to learn & type in tamil using keyboard. Pardon me for that. Happy I blogged today though i wanted to cover lot of issues in this but time will come to raise about it.

Happy Birthday Mahakavi Bharathi avargalae!!!... though your body doesn't exist in the world, your thoughts and writings will always be.
"சாதிகள் இல்லையடி பாப்பா!-குலத் தாழ்ச்சி உயர்ச்சி சொல்லல் பாவம்; நீதி உயர்ந்த மதி,கல்வி-அன்பு நிறை உடையவர்கள் மேலோர். " 

Vande Mataram!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Good depends on your choice

I wanted to say this for long time because its something that changed me for better. Like many others, i too had wrong impression on watching English movie (believe me even in 21st century, most people in south india except those from citities still feel ashamed and guilty of watching channels like HBO, star movies and others). I don't know how to explain this, may be its because children feel watching these channel make their parents or others will feel bad about them and lip-lip kisses or womens wearing short dresses are just as bad as you can see in TV sitting with family.

But in the last 2 years or so, my view on English movies changed completely. Trust me, they are so many good and inspiring films available which you can watch together with family in TV. If any parents reading this blog, please doesn't block your child from watching English movies because somehow in another way he/she will watch those movies later down the years. Rather i would suggest to show him/her which are good movies to watch and learn.

Movies like October Sky, Rambo series, Rocky series, The Greatest Game Ever played, Rookie, Forever Strong, The Blind side, Shawshank Redemption, Remember the Titans and few others are just as much good movies you can see both as individual, friends & with family. As a parent you teach child form these movies a lot about life and what they should take with them in their path.

In olden days, they say good books are treasure of life. I think in modern days with time running fast, movies are better to educate people with good and worthy thoughts.

Vishnu Kumar,
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