Thursday, August 31, 2017

Eternal Love!

It’s not a perfect love story. 
In fact it’s an incomplete one.
Left to be never completed in this lifetime.
It was a dream and near to impossible.
But as it entered my life, I started chasing more dreams.
God grants you things when you need them the most.
Deep in sorrow, fakeness,
Lost, confused and buried in questions I was.
And the Eternal Love just came as a slow wind.
Which shook my fundamentals,
Moved me and I became a new person.
That’s what it does.
So, for this Eternal Love
I will never fear this world.
Be authentic and real.
Will value my time and other time too.
Keep up my word at any cost.
Will speak up, even if it’s suffocating.
Expose my vulnerabilities and face my fears.
I will stay beautiful as this Eternal Love.
Alive and meaningful.
I will go global and make you proud.
Will smile even if I live in pain.
Because I got more than what I asked for.
It gives me a safe nest to breath.
Protected arms when I am scared the most.
Wipes off your tears every time I am hurt.
Walking in the crowd all alone, never did I felt lost.
You walked besides me and I never wanted any one more.
I live everyday with this eternal love in my heart.
Long overdue ….but here I am.
Thanks BG for this Eternal Love.
This is what you have left me with….. never ending Eternal Love.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Water + Fire = Love


Love is the water of life and the lover is the sole of fire.
Universe turns differently when fire loves water. 
A life without love is of no count. 
Don’t ask yourself what kind of love you should seek.
Spiritual or material, Divine or Maintained. 

Love has no definition or labels. 

Friday, August 25, 2017

What makes you perfect?

Well, I am not perfect and I carry all my imperfections as a medal.
I accept and celebrate my imperfections and yes that makes me also vulnerable.
Does it pain?
Yes, it pains. When those imperfections lead to failures, setbacks, and losses.
I don’t know what being perfect is like…but I have found my way to be perfect.

You are perfect when you can make someone smile.
You are perfect when you do well for someone.
You are perfect if you can empathies with someone.
You are perfect if you can accept people for who they are.
You care perfect if you can feel someone’s pain.
You are perfect if you care less of what others would think and be you.

I live with pain, don’t ask why.
Ask how does it help.
I rejoice my pains everyday…ask why?
Only if you are in pain you can feel someone else’s pain.
When you can feel others pain you can truly connect.
Only when you are in pain you value happiness.

I call “Pain” as a blessing in disguise.
Even if you are living in pain…don’t forget to smile always.
Smile because you took a breath now.
What’s the point of being perfect, when pain and imperfection are enough to live in gratitude?

Don’t die before your death.
Try doing good and changing someone’s life, that’s when you are living.
Break out of the routine and do your bit of goodness.

And if you feel you are imperfect in anything don’t worry my friend, you will be ok. That’s how we all are and we need to stop trying to prefect our self’s, instead be grateful of this life and make the most out of it.

Cheers to our imperfections.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The very Indian in me says this….

Today back home, we are celebrating our  71st Independence Day in India. For me it was an emotional roller costar day. I was missing home, was happy seeing the flag hosting pictures, school celebration social media post and our leaders inspiring talks etc.
I have been living away from India for more than 2 years now, and after so many years of living only today I wondered what 15th Aug means to me or for that matter for my fellow Indians. Yes, it’s a day to celebrate the freedom we got after fighting so hard and sacrificing so many freedom fighters lives. The question I have is, what are we celebrating for?

Our freedom fighters fought for a free nation, where we are no more slaves of anyone and have all the freedom we want in this life. But what’s the point of this freedom and celebration I wonder again. Our minds are not really free!
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Religion: How easily today we categorize people based on their religion and cast. It starts right from the birth, when we label a child – Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian in his or her birth certificate and they land up living for that tag forever. We divided our own free land into religious minds and we are subconsciously fighting a mental war against each other, is this Independence? When can we stop dividing ppl based on their religion? Well, I have no answer for this? I am personally fighting my own war and hope no religion wins, but humanity WINS.  I wish I embraced true independence in my mind.

State Divisions: Oh Yes! This is classic, How many times in your day u say- “She is a tamilian”, “He is a Punjabi”, “She is from Bengal” and how strong our stereotypes are related to people from different parts of India. Isn’t it funny? So did Gandhi or for that matter our leaders fought this freedom war just to wake up from their grave and see fellow Indians talking ill and segmenting people based on which part of India they come from?
No matter how educated or smart we are, we lovely Indians can’t stop diving people. I guess it’s our skill set.

Language War: We might be the only country, which has no National Language, however for us English and Hindi are our official languages. Why u ask? Well because we speak close to 18 different languages, and how can one language win? Thus, if you are living in a particular state and if you don’t know the state language, it’s a disgrace, you will be made to feel like an outsider. So independence is not about which language u wish to learn and speak. When will we liberate our self from this languages war and say fuck everything… lets make respect, honesty, and kindness mode of communication and not Kannada, Bengali etc.
Well if I can communicate to Chinese people using these languages, I am sure it won’t be that difficult for we Indians.

Gender Equality:  This is a huge topic, and I know lots of things are changing. But still, when will we stop objectifying women in India. A woman is supposed to do this and that, is this what Independence means to you or us? Why can’t u give every woman this Independence of letting her make her own choice, out of love and not out of society pressure?

Status Quote: To explain this point, let me narrate you a story. I was waiting at this Delhi airport and a mid age woman shared my table and started telling me about her son living in US and passed out from IIT. She must be proud of her son, which I could see, but it took a twist in the story when 2 other girls joined our table. One was doing her MS in US and the other girl was doing her media studies. Guess what? That woman started giving more attention and respect to the MS girl. So here’s my question to the entire well educated and highly classy Indians – Was Independence gifted to us so that we treat people differently based on their social, financial and educational status?
Why is that we have this mental barometer, when it comes to respecting people coming from different walks of life and class.

Did our great freedom fighters fight for India’s Independence to see all that’s boiling up in India? My dear friends, as you end your today’s day and head back to a normal routine life from tomorrow, I want you guys to ask yourself, how full of double standards and a hypocrite life we are living in spite of this blessed freedom. This is not a national war, it's a fight with our selves. Fight to free yourself from the thoughts, which divide our own land.  I wish we all WIN this war soon, so that if I ever have kids, help them breath is a truly Independent India.
Happy Independence Day!

Jai Hind!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Debuted on Medium

Hi all,
I debuted on Medium today, with my first post called, "Brand Stories".
You can follow me here: https://t.co/lsGHZeCQvw

See you there :)

Sunday, July 9, 2017

To all the Internet haters.


To all the Internet haters,
They say, “I lack Indian Values, have no Indian Culture, Are you really an Indian?
I wonder why they feel it’s ok to slash someone openly on Social Media without even making an attempt to know them?

This couldn't be more far from the truth and from my intentions and values. Yes I, come from India. But, does that mean I can’t take up global roles or create social media content that is universal? Just because I am an India, does it mean I always have to dress up in ethnic attire? 

I love Social Media; it’s my bread and butter. I love being creative and experimenting with new content even if they are not conventional. I used Social media at work and personally. Yes, my profiles are public. I love this space, but today I want to address few things, that I think is not OK. Few people sitting in a room, going all out abusing content creators and when they them self have no point to prove apart from calling people racist, sexist, boosting their egos.

My FB, Blog, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter accounts are all public. You know why, because I want to share my content, stories and I tell them in unique ways. Yes, I am putting myself up there for lot of criticisms, inviting hates comments. I am ok to show that I am vulnerable. Any other way would be inauthentic. The truth is, I do dress up in all the fashions, just because you thing my pics are revealing, does not give any one the rights to judge me by saying I lack India culture.  

I'm really proud of my ethnicity and skin colour. I'm even more proud of my parents and the life they've created. I love dosa. I love pani puri. I love speaking Hindi and (poorly) Kannada, Marathi. I also love dressing up in clothes from the motherland. I love the family values I've been raised with. I love Bhangra and Bollywood music. In other words, don't get it twisted. I'm brown and I'm hella happy about it. And whatever colour your skin is, you should love it too.

I am an Indian, but I would love to be called as a Global Citizen.