Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The Ultimate Giver

After a week in bed, my son got to his feet after the dengue fever. He had some notes to be photocopied and both of us decided to take a short stroll.

Once the job on hand was done, we began our walk back and as always my son’s foodie feet started slowing at the sight of a food stall. I let him take a look. I just wanted him to get back to normalcy.

Though in his early teens now, I feel emotionally drained when he falls sick.  He wanted to eat something hot and I stopped near the corn vendor. The lemon and chili powder that the street side vendor rubbed over the corn made our tongues water liberally.

I asked my son to head back home, while I stood there patiently waiting in queue, behind the others who had placed their orders before me. When the guy ahead of me had to pay, he realized that he ran short of Rs.5/-. The corn vendor told him to give it the next time he bought corn. I was awestruck at the generosity of this road side vendor.

Instantly, I decided to pay an additional Rs.5/- along with my share. He accepted it gracefully and I proceeded. As I neared the next stall that sold flowers and greens, I realized that I needed coriander and curry leaves. I asked the vendor to give me a bunch of each.

I opened the purse to shell out the money. As I fumbled, I realized that I was running short of Rs.5/- !

“Bring it along tomorrow,” I heard the generous vendor say before he proceeded to serve his next customer.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Stranded with a single strand!

King Vallabh Verma was getting old, though his queen did not think so. One day, as luck would have it, the King encountered a demon which agreed to be the King’s slave, provided the King kept him engaged with some work. Only too delighted with the constraint placed by the demon, the Kind took him along to the palace.

The next two months saw the tired King enjoying his retirement, while the demon carried out the King’s orders to near perfection. Soon, like a storm in a tea cup, trouble began to brew.

The demon began completing his assigned tasks faster and with better accuracy. The King was running out of jobs to keep the demon engaged with.

He called for an emergency meeting and the best of his ministers were told to keep the demon engaged. But soon, they too ran out of tasks to keep the demon busy.  The palace was running from pillar to post, finding new jobs.

Finally, exasperated, the King narrated the happenings to the Queen.

The Queen tried hard to suppress her amusement. She then told the King to bring the demon to her chambers.

“Are you sure, my Queen? He has me all tired within just two months. Ruling the kingdom was not as difficult as keeping the demon engaged,” the King confessed.

The Queen was sure that she could tackle the situation. The demon was ordered to meet the Queen in her chamber. As soon as the demon was in, the queen pulled out a silver strand of hair from her wise head. She gave it to the demon and asked him to split it length-wise into a thousand parts.

It is believed that the demon is still hard at work, while the King ruled his kingdom with renewed energy.

The King is believed to have asked the Queen how she had managed to tackle the demon.

“Experience,” she had summed up!

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Leathery Finish!

A drop of water left the friendly firmament,
And fell on the brown earth as though God sent!
The soil sizzled with relief, nay excitement,
Life awaited the moment to spring, humbly bent!

Green and brown danced in a holy tune,
Prosperity would join them with glee, jolly soon!
Cooling the earth on a hot summer noon,
What joy bring these to life, an incomparable boon!

A hurried silver drop followed her peer,
As rain drenched the thirsty earth without fear!
The rivers swelled up with pride and cheer,
Once upon a time these resources were not so dear!

Flora and fauna thrived with each other,
As the blue sky was adorned with colorful feather!
The tilted axis offered the right weather,
All until man wanted his needs fulfilled in leather!

Saturday, 26 December 2015

In search of...


Search not for too long, oh little bird,


For where you stand, therein lies what you want!



Friday, 25 December 2015

The worldly 'ty'es!

Make happiness so infectious, that you become the new gravity!
Keep your words to the minimum, for wit is within brevity.
Live in the now, for the current problems require current creativity!
Keep ideating, for as much as the finger, the brain too needs dexterity!

Live in the now!
Perspectives keep pace with changing life, so never quit being witty!
It is easier to break than make, but making makes you gritty!
To earn the respect of others, you must first stop being petty!
Lack of empathy makes you seem just perfect, but beware of aridity!

Perspectives change!