Thursday, May 12, 2011

What would you wish you'd done before you died?

Someday, sometime or anytime have you thought about the answer to the question which Tyler Durden ask so prominently to the Fight Club team: “Guys, what would you wish you'd done before you died?”

I have been thinking of it for years and now I know the answer.


- No I am not kidding.

- Yes, I joke around sometime but seriously I want to do this

- What WTF? Everyone is free to choose what he wants to do before he dies. Right?

Have you ever considered the fact that we are animals but the tamed ones. We have been breed to work, to be responsible, sensible, ethical and most importantly respectful and courteous. These thoughts are constantly fed to our mind through stories, movies where good guy gets the woman. We are told education brings humility. It’s not humility but a lack of capacity to humiliate.

What if I like to misbehave with someone, say – “Just for Fun”. Not misbehave, definitely not. It’s not the right word. It’s a milded version of what I want to do बदतमीज़ी. Yes thats exactly what I want do with with people. Just the way an autowallah do.

Have you ever watched a life of an autowallah. So free, so liberal. He can do whatever he want, say whatever he want, and charge what he wants. No one can guide him, force him. He is the most liberal of the souls among us. I want to live my life like that.

Here are some of the things which he can do with people and we can’t even dream of it doing with someone, not even with the ones we hate.


Guy: Chaloge?

Autowallah: Nahin, I will sit in auto and drive. Aapko chalna(walk) hai to chal0(walk).

Scene 2:

Guy: ABC Chalne ka kitna loge?

Autowallah: Aapke paas kitna hai?

Scene 3:

Autowallah: Bahia sahib, kidhar jaoge?

Guy: XYZ

Autowallah: Hmmm….toh jao phir.

See this is what I am talking around. Roaming around, doing बदतमीज़ी with random people and feeling proud for this.

What a life they have!! And we try to take it away from them with meters and regulations. Hell to all of you.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sachin - The God himself

Everyone has just one question on their mind - How he do, what he do? But I don’t want to ask him anything.I have no question for him. Rather I want to ask you and me and everyone else these questions?

How many of us have worked for years without feeling to give up? How many of us have gone even for flat 22 days to work with the same enthusiasm? How on earth can someone work day after day, week after week, year after year for 22 years with the same commitment and focus? How many of us has cherished and lived a dream for 28 years and kept fighting for it? How many of us have felt disappointed not just by ourselves but by the efforts of people around us? How many of us have tried to be with the people who were not there with us at the time when they were required most, with the people who booed us then? How many of us has managed to kept ourselves far away from any controversy, any fight? How many of us have to think every single day to fight against 15 players, 2 coaches and other staff? How many of us have to outthink people every day? How many are successful in the business where success rate has been close to 0%? How many of us have managed to be on top for 22 years?

But the most important thing is how many of us have managed to kept the fire alive like he did? How many of us woke up everyday with same enthusiasm towards our lives, our dreams, our goals?

I don’t think I can ever understand what It is like to be him. What it takes to be there? May be I don’t want to know because I am sure that the answer will be something which is way beyond my understanding, my capabilities. I just want to savour the moments which are left not thinking about how its going to be after that.

The world is ending in 2012 anyways!