Thursday, August 20, 2009


I am totally secular and a firm believer of 'One God,Many Names' theory.Still I Want to Pen Down A Few Thoughts About Lord Shri Krishna,The Hindu Diety Who Attracts Me The Most For Many Reasons,Whatsoever.
Considered to be one of the most endeared human incarnations of Lord Vishnu,Krishna Was Born More than 5000 years ago in Mathura city on the eighth day[Ashtami ]of the Krishna Paksha of the month of Bhaadra in the Hindu calendar,and on the 'Rohini' nakshatram (star). [Hmm..Whoever Born In That Star, I Consider Them Lucky!!]

Every Year This Day Is Celebrated As Krishna Janmashtami All Over India.Janmashtami is celebrated for over two days as “Rohini” nakshatra and Ashtami may not fall on the same day. The first day known as Krishnashtami and the second day is known as Kalashtami.

In Karnataka,It is celebrated in grandeur at The ISKON Temple and The Udupi Shri Krishna Temple.

But,Janmashtami Is Not What I Intend To Describe.This Is Just A Humble Effort To Try To See Lord Krishna From My Own Spiritual Point Of View.

The First Thing That Rings The Bell In Head About Lord Krishna Is That He Is Dark.Wonder Why Being A God He Chose To Be Born Dark Instead Of Fair? Maybe It's His Way Of Saying BEING DARK IS FAIR.Its Not A Thing To Be Ashamed Of.I Always Wonder,Krishna Being Dark Has Something To Do With The Fact That Black Is an Absorbative Color..Or Think Of Black Holes.It Is Said That Even Light Cant Escape Them.My Rational Mind Says Krishna Wants To Signify That Nothing Can Escape Him In The World.

As Is Seen In Pictures,Vishnu Resides In An Ocean On The Adishehsa As His Bed.Our Hearts Are Like The Ocean Of Milk,It Is Our Duty To Make Way For Vishnu Or Krishna To Reside In It.

Ever Wondered What Does Krishna's Love For Butter Signify?Butter Is Churned Out Of The Curd Made From Milk.Likewise Feelings Of Bhakti [Devotion] And Love For God Is Churned Out Of The Heart And Conscience Which Is Like An Oean Of Milk.Metophorically These Feelings Are The Butter Which Krishna Loves And Wants To Steal Away From Us.

Krishna Is The One Who Showed That 'A Mother Is A Mother,Be It Is One Who Gave Birth Or One Who Took Care Of.There Is No Distinguishing Between Them'.

We Always See Radha And Krishna Together Being Worshipped.Rarely We See his Wives Besides Him.Radha and Krishna Are Embodiment Of True And Unconditional Love.On A Less Serious Note,They Are The True Example Of The Saying That In Most Cases First Love Is Not A Success.Dont We See So Many Radha Krishnas In Real Life.People Married To Different People Mulling Over Their First Love.When God Himselves Couldn't Get His First Love,How Can We Mortals Expect It?

Also,The Miracles That He Did In His Early Ages Tells Us That When The Situation Comes,It Doesnt Matter Whether A Person Is Big Or Small.Anybody Can Achieve Anything.Because,Though Krishna Was Impersonation Of Vishnu,For The World He Was A Mere Mortal Till His Importance Was Known.

It Is Said on Puranas

Naraayano naama naro naraanaam, prasiddha chowrah kathitha prithivyaam

aneka janmaarjita papa sanchayam harati arishtaan smrita maatramEva

Naarayana[The God] is the most popular thief in the world.He steals away the mounds of paapa[bad karma] that we have accumulated since many janmas[lives],just by remembering him.

Am Signing Off Remembering Him..

Hare Rama Hare Krishna.

BTW..The First Picture Is The Krishna Of My Household.He Is My Darling Nephew Aryan.This Was Last Year's Janmashtami Photo.He Is Two And Half Year Old Now..Hope You Like It

Friday, August 14, 2009

Independence Day Feelings

Happy Independence Day India!!
All You Fellow Indians Across The World...Heartiest Wishes On The 63rd Independence Day...

Don’t Forget To Remember All Those Who Gave Their Life For Us...Don’t Narrow That To Only Freedom Fighters.Try To Remember Those Who Have Become Martyrs During Chinese Invasion Of India In 1962, Indo-Pak Wars of 1965, 1971 and 1999[Kargil War], The Most Recent Infamous Terrorist Attack On Mumbai, Not Barring All The Innumerable Jawans Who Have Sacrificed Their Lives Across Borders So That We Live..By Border Don’t Limit It To The Indo-Pak border, friends...
India is Separated From China, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal Including Pakistan By LOC. Imagine How Many Deaths Of Jawans Go Unnoticed across these borders!! All We Daily Read Is About Indo-Pak Border...Border Security Force Is Protecting Us From So Many Unlawful Forces... Hats Off To Them!!! I Wonder If Any Other Country In The World Is Having Such A Dynamic And Systematic Military Force Just To Guard the Border...

And How Can We Forget The Kashmir Crisis? It’s So Painful To See People Dying Daily, Be It Civilians or Jawans, For a Piece Of Land Which Some Other Country Claim To Be Theirs.

A Martyr Is A Martyr, No Matter In Which War He Sacrificed Himselves.Nobody Can Take A Jawans Place. Though Everyone Have Patriotic Feelings For Their Motherland, It Is Unmatchable To The Patriotic Feelings Of A Soldier, For Whom Everything Comes After His Motherland, Even His Own Mother...The Intensity Of Their Love For Their Homeland Is Intriguing At The Same Time Terrifying..!!
Can Any One Of Us Go To The Extent They Go Just To Save Your Country...Its A 'Big NO' ,Atleast In My Case.Because People Like Me Are Selfish..Am Sure There Must Be A Few Who Are Like Me..!!

Look At The Fluttering National Flag, Salute It and Remind Yourselves How Fortunate You Are To Have Independence...To Do What You What...To Go Where You Want To Go...To Be What You Wish.That Too,To Be In This Post-Independence Era Where India Is Heading Towards Being A Superpower,Is A Marvelous Feeling..Surely, Most Of You Youngistan Will Agree With It...

There Might Have Been Slower Developments Considering That Already 63 Years Have Passed, Since British Gave Our Country To Ourselves. But It Doesn’t Take Away The Fact That There Have Been Developments In Each and Every Sphere...

What Else Does Being One Of The Strongest Defense Force, Being A Nuclear Superpower, Being A Contributor In Space Research, Being Global IT Giant mean..? We Are Not Even Behind In Sports, Entertainment...Seeing Rehman Recieving Oscar Still Gives Me Goosebumps...Apart From Our Cricketers, Sportspersons like Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore,Vijendar Singh,Saina Nehwal,Yuki Bambri,Vishvanathan Anand Others Are Bringing Laurels To The Country At All Levels..Engineers From India Have Altogether Changed The World..And We Have The Largest Educated Human Resource In The World Who Are Under 35..What Else Is needed for Development?

Why Overlook Things Like These? Why Can’t We Improve The Infrastructure And Other Basic Facilities, If They Are The Departments That We Are Lagging Behind..Think Youngistan..Can We Play Any Part In It? We Work So Hard To Improve In Our Respective Areas Of Work.Dont Us? Then Why Can’t We Improve Our Morale And Ethics..Don't You think The True Essence Of Development Personally And Otherwise Lie In It..?

I Am Leaving You With These Thoughts..It’s A Shame That We Always Have This Sudden Spring Of Intense Patriotic Feelings Only During Independence Day And Republic Day!! [That’s Why The Post Is Named Independence Day Feelings] Anyways,Atleast We Still Have The Habit Of Giving A Day Or Two To Think About Our Country And Its Situations..That’s The Silver Lining..:)

I Hope By Next Independence Day, I Would Have More Developments to Discuss..With This Optimistic thought Say "Jai Hind" and "Vande Mataram"[Hail To Motherland]..

My Beginning-My Mother

Am sure you guys are aware that the word MOM is a palindrome(in case you dont know what it is..they are words which are same when spelt backwards)..Speaking metaphorically You go back in your life or forward the only thing that remains same is Mother and her Love..Am sure for most of us,if not everyone,Life starts with Mother and comes full circle to her..:)

Echoeing the same words that each and everyone one in this world say about their mothers,"My Mom is the best mother in this whole universe and there's nobody like her"..wanna ask you why everyone say it? Maybe because all Mothers are same.Like Shahrukh said in the movie Kal Ho Na Ho.."Ye Maa jo Hoti Hain Na,Bahut Ajeeb Hoti Hai.Hamesha Dil Se Sochti Hain,Aur Wahi Se Samajhti Hai" (Mothers are quite peculiar.They Think as well as understand everything from the Heart). That pretty much rounds off everything..Isn't it? Thanks K Jo..I got a quote for my post.LOL ;)

Friends,please spare your time to read the few straight from the heart words for the reason of my existence. My Beginning in this universe is becauseof her..My mother..I call her Amma..Since am just beginning to blog,what better topic than this? Its a genuine effort to express in few possible words,what she is,though i can go on and on and write a thesis on her.I'd feel accomplished if this brought a smile on your face and made you think of your mom for a moment .

Personally am a replica of my Amma (except the on the spur of the moment anger that keeps surfacing on and off..Its a gift from my father!!!) I was amazed when i learnt that even my favourite song was the same song (It is "My Heart Is Beating..Keeps On Repeating from 1975 hindi movie Julie) which she used to hum during her teens. Of course i never knew about it and came to know when i crossed my teens and became an adult..!!

I Think( though i never make it known) , Walk, Talk and even Look like her..I even share her blood group..That makes my bond with her even more beautiful..But I dont think i can ever have such a patience ( am a total loser in that department!!), or that sacrificial nature,that unconditional love and selfless atttitude despite the resemblences.

To be frank my mother is the only person who understands me in and out whereas my Father and siblings fail in it..Spare Friends and other people.Because they'll never figure me out.(Yeah..!! Am quite peculiar and complicated..A bundle of extremes).She knows when am feeling sad,when am happy,and what i need at what moment,without having to ask as if she's having sixth sense..She's always there for me to lean on but never asks anything even when she's in dire need of help.

I often complain of her being not very expressive about her love..But I know deep down how much she cares for all of us and especially me.I have always been a special child for her owing to the number of hospital admits.Twice or Thrice they were near death situations and thats why she always took more care of me which made my siblings jealous sometimes..
Like all mothers my Amma too taught me the first word to speak,first rhymes that i recited,first step that i took,first alphabet i wrote..and i need not say much about it as everyone knows what moms do.Thereafter she kept teaching how i should become a good person trying in vain to imbibe the beautiful qualities that she has. Now,as an adult I realized how important it is to try to be like your Mother. But no matter how much you try, you always fall short of good qualities.The only lesson i learnt from her without her teaching but by looking at her was to Keep smiling through thick and thin..:)

She has seen so many ups and downs. She has faced the worst of the situations a woman can face in her life,and yet i have never seen that enticing smile fade from her face. When my father had a major heart attack and that too for the third time,doctors had given up the hope. All of us kids were crying like hell,but she put a brave facade and didnt even drop a single tear from her eyes,Instead kept us all assuring everything will be alright. Imagine what kind of situation it could be when there is no support emotionally or financially..(Yeah..bloody losers called relatives and friends show their true colors during such times na!!!)..She single handedly fought through those situations. She is a Fighter like a Tigress. Everytime seeing her fighting through difficult situations bravely amazed me. Nobody can fathom the amount of courage and will power she has,which is so much adorable that i've been trying to inculculate in myself..

I have lived all my life with my Mother. My siblings have stayed away from home for one or the other reasons. But luckily for me its otherwise. She's been there every second of my life,making me her "Ankhon Ka Taara". I tend to share everything with her. My day never ends without explaining her each and every aspect of each day with complete detail..right from who wore what..which guy tried to hit on me..who was having affair with what President of America is doing on T.V...What movie Johnny Depp or Shahrukh or any other actor was doing..

At the same time i would fight and argue like hell with her sometimes making her sad and her life miserable behaving in rude manner...I feel totally worthless and ashamed when reminded of such times. But cant help it. I wonder If its the same case with everyone..!! Making your moms your punching bags and taking her for granted. Maybe thats because we know that no matter what our Mother will love us unconditionally..But am truely sorry for it Amma :(

Am proud that am my Amma's daughter and for a change would like to say I Always Would Like To Be Known as "Mamma's Girl"..(Papa's girls,please forgive me and dont start sending me hatemails)

The fact that I am the daughter of such a wonderful dignified lady and Mother always assures me,I can never go wrong as a Woman and as a Mother in my life. You may feel that am exaggerating. But its true..You have to see it to believe it. Everyone who knew my Amma know what a beautiful human being she is..I know for sure,I will be a really Good mother because of my Mother and her Upbringing..(Sorry..!! If i sounded like some Desperate Idiot here..)

At last I would like to have a message- " Amma,You Mean Much To Me Than Anyone. I Would Standby You All My Life.I Pretend Sometimes That I Dont Need You And Boss Around.But the Truth Is I Cant Live And Do Without You..I Love You..

Friends, Thanks For Your Valuable Time.I'll Be Sharing Many Other Topics In General Sense.Will Be Really Glad If You Stop By And Support Me Once In A While..Muahhha...xoxo

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The New Beginning

Hello Folks...

Let Me Start By Saying "Om Ganeshaya Namaha". I Am A Total Novice To The World Of Blogging.But Will Be Looking Forward To Do It Because Am Sure My Thoughts Will Be Enriched If I Share Them With All You Intelligent And Intellectual People.As My Blog Name Suggests The Thoughts Of This Blog Is Just Of An "Unknown Indian", Like Many Out Here.If You Find Them Opinionated Or Resentful In Any Way..Please Do Forgive Me.

First and Foremost I Would Like To Extend My Heartiest Thanks To Respected Mr.Parthasarathi K Of With Whom A Chance Acquaintance On The Net Culminated Into Friendship.On His Persuasion,I Have Dared To Share My Thoughts Via Blogging,Something Which I Had Avoided For A Long.He's Of The Opinion That Am a Good Writer Which I Honestly Don't Believe!!! I Would Also Like To Thank All Who Encouraged This Idea When I Discussed It With Them..

I'll Be Looking Forward To Share All My Khatta-Meetha,Teekha n Even Kadva Thoughts With You About Anything n Everything From Now On..Hope You Get A Taste Of It..;)

So Guys....Its Official...Komal Starts Blogging...!!


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