Monthly Archives: May 2020

A poem about India

INDIA

A country where queen Sita was kept in exile,
‘coz her king made a promise to be kept on file,
A country where women are still finding their identity,
But it’s also a place of worship and serenity..

This country has scriptures (Vedas) that are thousands of years old,
But still in child marriages, girls are weighed against gold.

A country where there are many religions and languages,
But there are also many people who struggle on daily wages.

There’s corruption, there’s crime, but hardworking men too,
Rich and poor families, people like me and you!

It has a rich history spanning thousands of civilizations,
People celebrate and rejoice on colorful and festive occasions.

Smart people are abundant…recognized in math and science,
But many underprivileged children also, unfortunately we find…

Many kings and queens have reigned for decades,
…India has a partition story, that just never fades…

Some families are joint and some are nuclear,
Development in IT infrastructure is booming every year…

Financial divides rule the society,
But almost everyone prays to the almighty!

Foods and customs are abundant and rich,
But population growth still haunts like a witch…

Some eat with hand and some eat with spoon,
Wives pray for their husbands by looking at the moon!

Yes, it’s complicated to those who don’t belong…
Many things are right but some very wrong…

Behold!! It’s still thriving and growing every day…
India is a blessed country as MANY would say!

We are all kids…

I was talking to my daughter a few days ago and thought of discussing something with her.

I had gotten angry at her over something and felt that I owed her an explanation…

I told her that in reality, just like she is a kid….parents are also big kids and grandparents are bigger kids…

Just like the little kids sometimes throw tantrums and get upset…Similarly the big kids and the bigger kids also get upset and annoyed…

Honestly…. we all never grow up…. We remain kids inside our hearts…. Longing for love, appreciation, concern and acceptance…

We need it from the beginning till the end.. Just like we need a daily dose of food and water…. We all need a daily dose of love and care from our family and friends…

Bigger kids (Adults) also throw tantrums …. they are expected to take care of others when they are still learning to take care of themselves….

We are not built to take care of ourselves… We just somehow carry along… we stumble, fall and make mistakes no matter how old we are…We just continue learning… and that is the true enjoyment…

If at some point in our life…25…40…60…or even 90…. someone told us …”You are perfect and u won’t make any mistakes now!” … then our learning and growth would completely stop and life would become sooooo boring! Life would just lose its meaning…

LIFE = Lessons inculcated for Eternity!

And that’s what makes life worthwhile!! 😊

So all the little kids, big kids, bigger kids and biggest kids… Continue Living and learning!!