Sunday, May 3, 2015

Persistence pays off, Resilience tides through..!!

My little brother met was on his way to work when he met with a a major road accident in 2007. He wasn't at fault. He had to undergo 9 major operations and lived in the hospital for over a year. His entire life flew off the handle with the severe damage to his leg, his mental trauma and agony of his girl friend ditching him and a bleak future that appeared like a horizon. In adversity aka tragedy, he realized whom he could count on in life. Learning for him but what sense of timing, eh..??!!

This was just one part. It is rightly said when there is a hospital emergency in the house, it is the family that suffers most. Relentless efforts by my aged mom and me helped salvage the situation. The outflow for his recovery and recuperation was so much that one point, I, thought  I was alive and earning only to foot the hospital bills. To say our emotional life was chaotic would be a classic understatement.

Through the endless dark hours, we were...
awed, stricken, diffident n' disdained
every emotion within us had been raked!

On a parallel side, we caught the culprit driver who caused the mishap that shattered 3 lives together. He was beaten up badly by the public and then handed him over to the police. We lodged the Complaint immediately post accident in 2007. We did everything we could to build a strong case and eventually we won it in our favor after 7 years of seemingly endless struggle and battle. The settlement is sizeable enough to secure my brother for the next decade compensating for all the loss of income he went through in the interim. In the wake of all the flak the judicial system is going through; I would say, Persistence and resilience pay off and not all is lost in our judiciary system as yet. If you don't give up; they do give in..!! You can trust and keep your hopes alive; if you adopt a "Never give up stance for what is right and rightfully yours"; you will get what you truly deserve.

I would like to sum this journey as...
In the depth of silence, I found the key
resilience, it shall be till eternity!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Is this how it should be..??

What kind of ecosystem are we living in today? 

Everything is so superficial and artificial.The world is rife with rules of the jungle. We spend millions of dollars trying to find out life in another planet and we spend two times the amount killing life on this planet. What are we trying to prove?

Relations are formed with the blink of eye and called off within nanoseconds of dissent. Huh..?? It is not just about man and woman relations, it's about all of them - Parents, Siblings, Relative, Friends, everything.

The zooming technology that has wrapped us in it's little finger is making life insane. Sanity has been redefined or best omitted. Reality-checks have taken flight to John Galt's world.

Peer pressures. People pressures. Society pressures. Status pressures. 
Pressures to keep up with anything and everything that is launched on a daily basis, now. Pressures for not getting enough likes in FB or Twitter is a big sore. What in the hell is this? The Technology which brought us all close in its inception has now become the devil by killing the human touch. We dont talk anymore; we chat, sms, Hangout, FB, BB, Instagram, Tweet and do all the things that today's technical world demands (It's an the endless list). All of this even when we are confined in the warmth of our home and are with family.

Is this how it should be..??

I miss those days of carefree innocence where "eenie meenie mo" always gave the right answers to anything and everything in life. It is the growth and all that came bundled in that ushered in this chaos.

I have lost 3 off my besties to this mayhem and so the wound is ripe. I don't want them retreating ever. Today, to me they just appear as travellers in life. We met, we bonded for decades together and then we parted. Just a couple more besties left. I hope they remain with me for the rest of my life. 

All I would like to say is - Never compromise who you are, your beliefs, and your morals, just to appease to someone else. We are who we are because of the walk that we had. No one understands that better than you for it is you survived it all. When you stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, you seek inexplicable joy and happiness from somewhere you never expected. Here's where the real world is! --- Rest everything, nah..!!

Zendagi Migzara...