Shortly back at my work desk after having a brief conversation with a colleague about how she lived her life until date without being led into any transgessions, not atleast in the sane knowledge of her 5 senses. Being a Christian, I am aware of the rules myself, but it is difficult to claim of being downright clean of wrongdoings.
So her little modus operandi of avoiding the sinful course are not watching movies (at all), music to her is defined under the small bracket of hymns alone, there is no concept of hanging out with friends explicitly in her vocabulary. Ofcourse she claims to have avoided lieing. All this to be on the nicer list of the Almighty.
Being well informed about Biblical teachings, I put forward my best effort to be on the same nice list. Bible abhors lies, even in case of trying situations I avoid lieing I rather just say nothing at all, until asked about it. Bible also advises us against watching anything immoral or sinful, unlike the idea of not watching movies at all, I simply fast-forward through the parts that my mind judges as vile and strongly condemn movies that solely have immoral content(I hope you know what I mean). Intoxication is another sin, about which the Bible shares a strong opinion of maintaining one’s senses at all times. And in case you fall short on doing right by the rules scripted, we have our Sundays dedicated for confessions. So everything seems to be under control uptil now.
I know the rules but I live by taking assistance of the loopholes in them… and still lay in hope of being in the acceptable-into-heaven radar.
.. signing off forever.. (:
2016 taught me.. !
– The right ways to hold a new born.
– Make friends from your own generation.
– There are a lot of don’ts to maintain amongst your office colleagues. Learn them all before you head to the do’s.
– You can not lose weight in a month. But those exercises certainly make you feel fresh.
– Go to the doctor for help and not Google. Especially if it is your teeth that needs help.
– Your fears are only in your head. Even the flying cockroach can be tackled with a simple newspaper.
– Asking people about things you did when you were high is not going to make you feel better. Let it goooo.
– Having trust issues is not really a problem. But saying it out aloud could be.
– Speak out loud only what people wish to hear. Unless they are your friends or it is your appraisal meeting. 😉
Blind young boys, crippled kids, mothers holding almost dead little kids with thick red color popping out of the huge bandage tied on their forehead, young girls with untidy brown hair touching you constantly until we yield to their stubborn begging have now become mainstream techniques of asking for money.
A young girl, age barely reaching 10, short and untidy in existence wearing a wide dupatta across her chest covering the frock underneath as if she were wearing a saree .. walked past a few unsuccessful attempts (including me). Somehow people begging for money find couples to be easy preys.. a young unmarried Gujarati couple busy on their phones were interrupted by this little girl.. the duo bluntly refused help at first.. she did not look ready for another rejection.. and moved a little behind from her current position to a place that drew the two’s attention .. she put one of her tiny fingers inside her little nostrils for about half a second, not trying to achieve anything but annoyance from the Gujju pair.. after her little unclean stint she reached out to touch the couple in an attempt to ask for money again .. the pair could not tolerate the thought of those dirty little fingers moving close to them, jumped behind.. and extended a few coins in exchange to their freedom.
Can anyone disagree to this level of shrewdness ! (: *thug life music in background*
There is a lot of fuss around zeroing down on a name for your toddler and my sister has conveniently distributed her task among every member of the family.
Picking out the most appropriate name is too much pressure.. think about it- many young Indian souls are stuck with names like Hardik (if you get what I mean 😉). You would not want any member of your own family to deal with that kind of trauma.
My parents were lazy.. in their defence they did not have access to Google back then. My sister was named Philishya and when the second child was brought in.. they just had to find something that rhymes and that is the account of how I am stuck with ‘Delisia’ (I love my name.. I just do not like the way I ended up with it).
So the first filter in name finding is always- the caste filter. In our case- ask Google to get you a list of Christian Names.
Anjali, Shankar, Om – a total no no!
We can not reuse names that are already owned by another family member – so Hannah, Rachel, Stephen, Esther, Serah,Nathan and all the desirable names are expurgated.
Then is the generation filter, now there are some names that our grandparent generation have overused .. names like Sarah, Mathew, Paul (Philip too!!).. We can not let our little one be already outdated.!
Hitler, Osama, Kasab and likes are some of the most infamous scandalous personalities the world has witnessed. And needless to say, the slightest chance that your kid might live up to the expectations of the notorious personalities who have donned the name before, should not be taken
The last and yet the most important one is the pronunciation filter.. yes! This is one of the most unavoidable ones.
Like I mentioned somewhere above, people with names like Hardik are most likely to be mentally traumatized at some stage of their life. If teenage was kind to you, adolescence will hit you.. and if you say nothing hit you.. I do not believe you!!
So when I read a name from the list.. I read every syllable carefully back and forth.. because I do not want the name to have any kind of secondary meaning or slangs associated with it or with any of its syllables.
Whining about work overload? – ever travelled in a Mumbai local? Had an opportunity to get a good sight of the homeless? Not the ones who beg for money during the day and spend their nights in drunken revelry, the real ones – the ones who sell those small not so important items from compartment to compartment – reviewing the list of amenities each sale would grant them- when I say amenities I certainly don’t mean the pleasure arrangements we have in our mind..but those that we disregard as a necessity.
Are you still complaining? I’m not.😉😊
While I struggle to keep my blog alive amidst work and other self created adversaries (laziness – Yes ! I admit:)) .. My mother is in an attempt to maintain her social networking life and toughen my struggle. Well technically that ain’t a problem as the WiFi gives us both a fair proportion of bandwidth to operate.
After the head bugging task of being her user manual throughout her Facebook beginner days.. Now it’s time to get her through the WhatsApp phase and God knows what next! Dealing with her tiny excitements that comes along with her self accomplished discoveries is the only better part.
Well its pretty much like my own fresher struggle. :)😁