Standing up for what is right:

26 Nov

Standing up for what is right is not an easy task to do. It needs great strength and courage. Sometimes it can be happen only with great support from someone who is as strong as the other person. Most of the times it can cause materialistic loss like money, position, etc. And, sometimes they will be even looked as if they are fools in this practical world. People wonder do they ever gain anything by ‘Standing up for what is right’?

Most of the time when people stand up for what is right, they don’t gain anything for themselves. They gain for others. It is a selfless act. It can take away their peace of mind too. Then why do they do it?

When we stand up for what is right, we gain something for others in society. It makes you strong in who you are. Most of the time, people don’t express who they are because of various reasons. Then we are suppressing the real person in us. If we suppress that real person all the time, one day he/she is going to explode which can make things worse. Suppressing our self is like dying each time. ‘Standing up for what is right’ is a basic human right for each person. When people deny that for various reasons, they treat others as slaves or act selfish.

Popular people or public figure will be afraid to talk about their true feelings. When American President Obama talked about his feelings about being a black, I really felt respect towards him as a person. He just stood up for what he felt right to say or act.

When I say ‘Standing up for what is right’, I think it is important to add “in your heart” too. Because what I felt right may not be the same for others. It will help others to understand better, if they have an ear to listen.

When you ‘Stand up for what is right’, you are living as the real ‘YOU’. It is living life in all its fullness.

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How can we feel successful?

09 Apr

Success is defined different in different countries and cultures. Most of the time it is money and power. Recently when I heard about a cancer survivor(Lance Armstrong) who cheated all the people who looked upon him for inspiration, I felt really sad. Is money and power is the ‘success’? If success should make a person happy, all those ‘successful’ people are happy in their life?  Did you ever wonder why people are never satisfied with their bank savings? Are millionaires the most successful people? Money is never enough for most millionaires also. Read the rest of this entry »


What I love most about America:

15 Nov

What I love most about America is its diversity. It is a small world in itself. You will see people from all over the world, sometimes in the same room. The immigrants bring their culture into this society and that makes American society the most diverse society in the world. Because of that same reason, we can see the broad mentality in people. Read the rest of this entry »


Expressing our feelings:

13 Aug

We all are human beings, and each of us has so many hard situations to face in everyday life. Expressing feelings is important for all human beings in most situations. If we don’t do it, it is like holding gushing water from a dam. Ignoring to express feelings is not good for our body and mind.  Now or later, it should go…we have to learn to let it go. When we express ourselves, then only we can live this life as who we are. It is important to know how we should express our feelings effectively. Read the rest of this entry »


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In the Moonlight

02 Jul

In the smooth shadowy moonlight

Traveling in the path of memories Read the rest of this entry »

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8 things to do when you feel down:

26 Apr

feeling down

Life is a mystery. There will be something always for us to feel down or depressed. It is perfectly alright to feel down. But recovering from that is better for us and others around us. These suggestions may help when you feel down. Read the rest of this entry »


The greatest loss- loss of Self respect!

09 Mar

These powerful words couldn’t go away without some thinking. Why losing self respect is the greatest loss? Read the rest of this entry »


What is marriage? What is the significance of marriage?

26 Jan

Marriage is accepted as a custom in all cultures, religions, and countries. There are different rituals in different cultures. In different religions, with different ceremonies, it is treated as sacred. In most countries, it is a socially accepted custom with regulations. When time goes on, when individualism increases, it is a question, at least for some people- why marriage? Why it is needed- what is the significance?  Why not live together…what is the difference? Read the rest of this entry »


What I have to give to my kids?

18 Dec

Parenting is a learning process for most people. Just like each person is unique, each situation may be unique too. Parents always want their kids to excel in wherever they are. They are looking for ways to provide the best for their kids. Most of the time, they give whatever the kid wants. Sometimes it is challenging when there is a disappointment from any side. As a parent, what we have to give to our kids? Read the rest of this entry »


Culture – what it means to each person?

10 Nov

Culture amazes me always. At the same time it is interesting to see how people use it in different way. For some it is an identity – like they are from this country, or they are this race, or they are in this religion….etc. But is that culture one person’s? What ‘culture’ means to each person? Read the rest of this entry »

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Truth of Life

27 Sep

I didn’t see your beauty
I didn’t notice you
I was so busy
Thinking about the day ahead of me.

When I looked at trees
I saw the lumber in them
When I looked at the sun
I was annoyed by its heat
When I looked at Moon
I was wondering when I can be there.

The whispering of trees
The song of birds
The colorful flowers
The joyful sun
I didn’t see anything.

When I was in my hurry
I hit you in your head
Make you crippled and half dead
When I took you in my arms
I wished to give you the life back
I was helpless, dear bird!

When I stand in that stillness
Truth of life opened
The warmth of nature covered me
I found myself.

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You see when you believe:

25 Aug

My best friend said this- ‘You see when you believe; it should not be- you believe when you see …as always’. Maybe that can be romantic vs practical. Usually that is what people do- they believe only when they see things. But if you believe, you will see things. Read the rest of this entry »


How to live with sensitivity:

13 Jul

One of my readers told me to write about ‘advice on how not to be sensitive’. This article or the previous article is not about ‘how not to be sensitive’, because, I will not tell anyone that being sensitive is something wrong or to be changed.  In the first article, I was telling it is a good trait in you. In this article, what I am saying is how to live with your sensitivity. Read the rest of this entry »


Importance of communicating feelings in marriage:

18 Jun

Marriage is the union of two identities. People live in their way for many years with their beliefs and mannerisms. With marriage they choose to share that life of theirs. Clashes are common- but to make it in a harmony- communication is important in a marriage. It is the maintenance part of the marriage. It is important to make sure that, feelings are communicated. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to find intention of our life:

22 May

Intention in life is not definite. Sometimes it comes through experiences in life. Sometimes it come through some incidents happened in our life. Sometimes people realize it through hardships in their life.  To perceive that, we need humility and acceptance. Destination or intention in life- you define as you go. Life is a journey. Take a step at a time.

(This is an interesting discussion I had with Abhishek, who is an engineer at Microsoft.) Read the rest of this entry »