Thursday, October 26, 2006

Impossible….Nah… I M Possible!

This blog is long overdue…Last month, I was at a concert where the emerging child star singer Diwakar was performing.
For those who aren’t aware about him, a small briefing: Diwakar is a finalist at Zee TV’s ‘ Sa Re Ga Ma pa Lil Champs’, and was also a finalist at ‘Bournivta Quiz Contest’ Makes him special ?? Well, there's more to it. He is visually challenged.
My mom and I met up with him and his parents at the concert. FYI, My mom is a Diwakar fan, ever since his performance at BQC early this year.
His mom is a doc by profession but left practicing ever since Diwakar was born.
Here, a lady in the audience happened to probe more. She asked his mom more on their family and learnt that they had a second son after Diwakar and she immediately went “ Aap ka woh beta normal hai ?”
And prompt came the reply from Diwakar’s mom, ”Mera yeh beta bhi normal hai!” and I was all smiles in support to her!
There’s overflowing confidence and understanding towards life that this kid displays.
It really makes me feel that many of us are actually ‘challenged’ and its him who’s actually ‘blessed’!
This also reminds me of a close friend’s dad who too, is visually challenged but has never let it hinder his progress in life. He in fact , has achieved amazing heights in his profession.
And this friend told me once ”I can never tell my dad ..I CANT do this, coz he’s never thought something is impossible!”
This leads me to a thought. Many a times, when we’re unwell or just feeling low, we come up with stupid excuses that “I CAN’T”, “NOT POSSIBLE”
But is it really Impossible?? Nah….its I M possible!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Coincidence magnified!!

Ever met your namesake??……Well, I came across one too…….but this one’s surely unmatched!
A few days ago….a girl scribbled in my scrapbook at orkut telling me that we shared the same name –Ami Shah and also the birthday!
I was pretty amused then but thought hota hai..coz shah’s a very common surname and Ami is the sweetest (well….ahem) name! :D
Yesterday, suddenly she messaged me asking me as to when was I at IES—my MBA school.
Here, I started sensing more….asked her as to what was she doing etc….
And here’s the list of similarities that we share…
1> We were born on the same day, same year.
2> We were born in the same town--Bombay.
3> The timings of our birth were also somewhere around late evening.
4> We are currently based in Bombay.
5> Both of us are MBAs and we kick started it in 2003.
6> She teaches in the MBA college that I graduated from.
7> Both of us are single.
8> Both of us work in similar areas…she’s into PR, I am into journalism!
9> Both of us have only one sibling, younger to us--who’s based in US.
10>Both of us are independent and decently placed in terms of profession.
This is a list compiled after just one chat…I am sure there’s much more! Truly coincidence magnified!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Tip Tip Barish shuru ho gayi!

Yes…finally it is raining! & finally I am writing my first blog……..
This comes almost a year after I decided to blog regularly …lekin once writing is your profession ……I guess you can’t come home & do anything with the Gates’ MS Word.
It is raining right now like it probably will never rain again. I did not realize the gravity of the issue until I was in office.
I left office and my mom called in a totally scared tone asking where I was and that I l should not probably travel all the way home from work and instead stay midway at my uncles’.
I laughed then; coz town was so so dry until the thunders in the sky broke my myth.
As I am writing this, the lightning flashes are on ekdum filmi ishtyle !
Thankfully & surprisingly, trains worked absolutely fine. Though as is usual, cellphone networks gave way.
I reached Mulund absolutely fine though my parents were really really worried.
Got down from the train and yes, it was raining & the feeling was too good !
I don’t know why but rains make me unusually happy.
This reminds me, the scene outside the window at my office (on the 12th floor, just near the sea) is simply scenic and its just so so romantic!
This year yes….I am going to just run down and be drenched in rains by the sea!
With this feeling running deep inside me, I walked halfway through the rain until my hair dripped and I realized that I had to join my folks for dinner at a restaurant.
The day ended with piping hot pav-bhaji !

Wrote the blog, but can’t upload it coz the networks are down due to rains :)