Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tuesdays with Morrie


"Life is a series of pulls, back and forth. You want to do one thing but you are bound to do something else"

"Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live"

"There are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don't respect the other person, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don't know how to compromise, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can't talk openly about what goes on between you, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don't have a common set of values in life, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike"

"Death ends a life, not a relationship"

"...if you're trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down on you anyhow. And if you're trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone"

"You have to find what's good and true and beautiful in your life as it is now. Looking back makes you competitive. And, age is not a competitive issue"


These are some of the gems from the book "Tuesdays with Morrie". It is the story of a teacher, a mentor Morrie Schwartz and his student Mitch Albom. The teacher is suffering from a degenerative disorder and before dying he wants to share his insights with his student.
"A must read to understand life and its lessons."

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Call

Nice and beautiful lyrics of the OST from the Chronicles of Narnia-Prince Caspian


It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into a hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word
And then that word grew louder and louder
'Til it was a battle cry
I'll come back
When you call me
No need to say goodbye
Just because every thing's changing
Doesn't mean it's never been this way before
All you can do is try to know
Who your friends are as you head off to the war
Pick a star on the dark horizon
And follow the light
You'll come back
When it's over
No need to say goodbye
You'll come back
When it's over
No need to say goodbye
Now, we're back to the beginning
It's just a feeling and no one knows yet
But just because they can't feel it too
Doesn't mean that you have to forget
Let your memories grow stronger and stronger
'Til they're before your eyes
You'll come back
When they call you
No need to say goodbye
You'll come back
When they call you
No need to say goodbye

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Life-mate



Stumbling in life,shocked, amazed with the ways of the world,
Lost,confound, I met you while my visions were blurred
surreal, surreptitious, like refreshing breeze in a hot summer day
You blew my mind and took my heart away
Can't think of a way to thank you enough
I am glad that you gave me a reason to live, my love!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pavagadh-Champaner trip

























Weekends are a great time to escape frpm daily humdrums of life and what better way to explore some natural beauty. So, we packed our bags and headed off to Champaner which is around 50 kms from Vadodara. Champaner is a heritage site and Pavagadh is small hill with Mahakali temple on top off it.