Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Early Morning Post….

Well, yes, the title of the post is definitely “inspired” but it’s 4am at the moment and despite that I have had a coffee already, I still can’t think of any better title at the moment.

I am traveling and just as I expected, flight is delayed due to “operational reasons” for one hour. Now, that wouldn’t be much of an issue if I had reached at the airport just on time. But thanks to my cab driver who got into Michael Schumacher avatar and brought me at the airport in just 5 hours. Mind it that this duration includes his stop for 30 minutes for dinner as well. So I was at the airport nearly about 6 hours before the scheduled departure time of my flight. Not good, I know but it’s better to be early than to be late, isn’t it!

So after sitting for about an hour on the floor as there was no vacant seat, having a Toffee Nut Crunch coffee and spending some time doing some geeky-stuff reading, I still have 3 hours time to spend before I can expect my travel would actually start. May be, another cup of coffee would help.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A Song Depicting Pain Flawlessly-Dil Kafiraa (Mickey Singh)….

It’s not very often that a new age musician is able to bring that deepness in his music, voice and lyrics which are just going to leave you mesmerized. Mickey Singh is one of those few singers who when sing, create an aura that forces one to stop and listen to his music. Definitely, Mickey has sung foot tapping numbers like Bad Bad Girl & Double Addi but his real talent shines out when he sings songs that are depicting of the pain of heart, have superb lyrics and more soulful music than just beats and bass over-doze. I had listened to one of his such songs some time back and I had decided to share it with you but it just slipped out of mind. Fortunately, Mickey has released another song for an upcoming Shareek(Punjabi movie) which IMO is simply great. I am sharing that song here and call it a coincidence or whatever, even my mood is just so upset while writing this post. Anyways!

Following is the official video from the movie. But it’s not the complete song. I shall be putting up the entire song with its translation in English followed by a lyrical video that has entire song.


And here are the lyrics-first in Punjabi.

Rabb di sune na eh jag di sune,
Bas mehboob di raah hi chune!
Din ohde khaylaan wich,
Yaadan wich raat dhali!

Dik kafiraa e, manda nai!
Kehnda jana main taan yaar di gali!(2xRepeat)

Dil da vehda khali khali,
Kare udeekan ohdian!
Mit gayian bas mit na sakian hathaan chon leekan ohdian!
Ohi lafz pehla ohi gall aakhiri!(2xRepeat)

Dik kafiraa e, manda nai!(3xRepeat)

Manntaan jo v mangian si,
Oh mannian nai ohna peeraan ne!
Marji nai si saadi, saanu wakh keeta taqdeeran ne!
Rab kol jaan to hi pehlan dua tutt gayi!
Dik kafiraa e, manda nai!(3xRepeat)

And here is the translation of the same in English,

My heart Doesn't neither listens to God nor to what this world says,
It just wants to follow the path chosen by the beloved!
Day has passed in her thoughts,
Night is spent being lost in her memories!

Heart is a disbeliever and it just doesn't agree!
It just says that it wants is to go in the street where beloved lives!(2xRepeat)

Courtyard of  my heart feels desolated,
It is just awaiting for her!
Lines in my hands have faded except the one belonging to her!
She is the first word and she is the last talk ever!(3xRepeat)

Heart is a disbeliever and it just doesn't agree!
It just says that it wants is to go in the street where beloved lives!(3xRepeat)

Vows that I made to the deities,they chose to refuse those vows!
It wasn't our choice but fate separated us!
Even before being received by God, prayers were shattered!(2xRepeat)

Heart is a disbeliever and it just doesn't agree!
It just says that it wants is to go in the street where beloved lives!(3xRepeat)

I shall not say anything about the song and the emotions depicted in the song at the moment. Do check back in a day or two when I shall upload another song of Mickey Singh which would just bring tears in your eyes-it brings in my eyes every single time.

Before closing, here is the full song-1st one Dil Kafiraa.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Sitting Alone, Sad & Shattered….

I am sitting here  alone, unwell and feeling like crying so much. Yes, thinking about many things. But above all, cursing this day because today is the day when God decided to take my dad away from my family and gave me this curse to pretend and act to be strong by keeping a straight face. And this keeping-straight-face is what makes people think that I don’t have emotions, all I care about is myself and all I do is just to make me happy. Don’t know how I can cut my heart out and show that all I want is to scream so loudly and cry so much cos I am missing my dad so much! Don’t know how I can tell what it feels when I saw this guy sitting in a train with his dad and that elderly person did hug his son and told him-take care of yours! Don’t know how I can explain that what it feels to portray being a mature person knowing that now, dad is not there to come and save you, protect you. Just don’t know!

I am just not feeling well and having this cough, cold and fever but I am wishing so much for rain cos I really want to walk in it and cry so much!

Dad, I hope you are watching  us. Just want to tell you that I miss you more than I can tell you too! I don’t cry cos I had been asked not to as I must stay strong as all look upon me only but I want to, I really want to cry so much while hugging you  so tightly!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Being With My Self….

I am sitting right now  in a park- a place where I do come often when I want to sit alone, get lost in the thoughts. At this moment too, I am just lost in many thoughts.

What’s the best thing to do when you have so much of headache and you are sitting alone in a park-well, you listen to music! I am listening this song at the moment.

Friday, September 18, 2015

It’s Getting Started Again….

Yes, I am alive and yes, it’s been a while. I know I have been absent from a long long time but there was just too much going on. Anyways, I am going to be starting again and hopefully, shall be at the same pace as it was some time back. Unfortunately this post has to stop here since I am having a very bad headache. Till next time!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Early Morning Travelogue….

I am sitting at Starbucks outlet right now, writing this at 3.37am. Yep, it’s too early and goes without saying, at this moment of time, if I am up and writing this post, it means that I am on the airport.

I came back from Singapore a week ago. I was supposed to write about it as soon as I was back but I got stuck in just too many of the things. So before mentioning about this tour, I shall mention about the last one.

It was going to be the 1st tour of mine in 2015 and I was going to handle the session for the delegates of the same client for whom I finished the session in December 2014. Since I knew the module, I wasn’t worried much about the module. So the travel started of on an easy note for me. I booked a cab to the airport and it reached at my home on time. The travel from my home to the airport was also did finish quite comfortably. On the airport, I did finish with the check-in and other things very quickly and now I had just too much time to kill before the boarding would start. I got a cup of coffee and started waiting for the boarding to start. Normally, I wouldn’t bother who is there with but when you do notice a guy wearing dark shade glasses and a gal with him, trying to mimic Lady Gaga, you can’t miss noticing them, can you? I really don’t like those people who wear sunglasses over the airports or anywhere indoors. No, it doesn’t look cool and neither do such people appear more classy in any ways. So when I did notice this couple, it was quite obvious, it was yet another couple trying to appear more classier than they actually were. Anyways, finally, boarding got started and guess what, the same couple was sitting with me only. The guy was from Punjab and the gal was from Canada and they were going to Singapore to have a vacation. It was for the first time for that guy to fly anywhere so he was quite scared but also excited. The gal was trying hard to portray that all of this travel doesn’t really bother to her and she is just fine but it clearly wasn’t the case as she was also looking just as confused as her guy was. Anyways, I did tell them whatever they needed to know about Singapore and also told that if they need any help, they can let me know as I was going to stay in a hotel quite close to them. They told me that they have their travel agent coming to pick them up  but he hadn’t reached yet. I offered that I could stay till thetime he won’t show up but they didn’t seem to be much keen for it. So I finally said goodbye to them, took the cab and headed towards my hotel. And I didn’t hear them afterwards.

In terms of work, the week was quite hectic. The module that I was delivering was a very hard one and we had a room full of very smart guys, who were doing a lot of discussions among themselves and with me about different topics of that module. So it was a lot of good discussion mixed with lots of light moments which made that tough module also quite light and without we knew, the week was finished. The delegates were very smart, as I said already but also they were very friendly and witty and when we closed the session, they all left with a smile on their face which is always a good sign and shows that things did go well and I was able to do my job successfully. A big thanks to all the delegates. I hope and wish we would meet again soon in some other module soon!

As I mentioned that the delegates were very friendly, a big example of that was presented by one delegate, V(who is now a friend) who very kindly offered me to join him to visit Gardens By The Way. He had a complimentary ticket of that garden and he asked me if I would like to join him to visit the same. I must mention that it’s a very costly ticket and it was very kind of him to offer me one for free. It was my first time to visit the garden and I must say, it’s worth every cent spent on its ticket. It is really really good and if you are visiting Singapore, I would very strongly recommend that you visit the place too. A big thanks to V for it! Not only this, he also helped me in understanding the local train and he also accompanied me till half way as this train travel was very new (and confusing) for me. A big thanks to you again mate and I hope and wish, we shall be friends for forever from now on.

Finally, the week was over and I was back at home. I was supposed to have  some rest but as I said, one thing followed after the other and the week turned out to be just so much hectic. Only a day I could spent being a little relaxed but the next day, I had to leave for work which brings us to today. Remember,  I am still sitting at Starbucks and had a Caramel-Macchiato. This week, I am traveling within India itself. But the module is going to be a tough one. And to make matters more interesting, I have a hotel booking for just 2 days at the moment. Trust me, not a good thing it is!

I shall go and get a big cup of Latte before proceeding to the boarding gate. Thank god it’s Sunday today which means I can take some rest before starting the work tomorrow. Anyways, time to go now! 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Back At Home….

After a very stressful weak, I finally reached home the other day. Though technically, I am not still at home.

The journey back to home started on Saturday morning. Since it was an early morning flight, as like always, I couldn’t sleep fearing that I might oversleep and miss my flight. So I was  doing one thing or the other and finally, when it was time, I just left for the airport. Luckily, as soon as I got out of my hotel, I got the cab. So there was no delay in that part and as I started very early morning for the airport(4am) , I reached airport in about 20 minutes itself. It doesn’t take longer at Singapore anyways to reach the airport but still, even by that means, 20 minutes is a short interval of commute. I had done my web-checkin already and it took in total about 30 minutes to complete everything. So now, I had a lot of time (about two hours) to spend on the airport. Since breakfast was going to be served anyways in the flight, I decided just to take a cup of coffee and open my eyes, which were getting closed due to sleep. I did walk back and forth couple of times since even most of the shops were closed so chances of doing window shopping were not there. At right time, Singapore airlines did start their boarding process and I was aboard.

I initially decided to have breakfast and just sleep but when I looked at the in-flight entertainment magazine, I noticed two movies which appeared interesting. So instead of sleeping, I decided to watch both of them. And I must say, it wasn’t a bad decision. Though I liked one movie more than the other one but both were nice(first one was nicer). The first movie, which I really liked a lot and saw in-fact twice, was The Equalizer. Now, I am sure someone would say that he movie has no plot and it was clear right in the starting of it that what’s going to happen. But I liked it and I really loved the way, it was shown that someone who appears old and fragile, how he can be so deadly and has amazing combat skills and despite being all that, still has a heart which has emotions and feels pains of others. I wouldn’t explain the movie so watch it and let me know if you liked or hated it. Did I say that I watched it twice-in the same flight?

The other movie that I watched was A Walk Among the Tombstones.Now, the sole reason for selecting this movie was Liam Neeson, who in his movie Taken was just superb. But this movie, though it tries to be thriller, fails to impress. Again, it’s my opinion so I am not sure that whether you will like the movie or not. But somehow, I felt, I wasted my time watching it. That was the reason that after watching it, I again watched The Equalizer!

By the time, I was done watching these movies, it was almost the time to land! :=)

Though I didn’t sleep in the flight(and it has nothing to do with the flight at all), the flight, in all the aspects was just fine. Singapore airline is known to be one of the finest and their attention to detail is well known. So they tick all the right checkboxes when it comes to either the behaviour of the air-crew, food, flight in general-in short , about everything! The only issue that I had was my co-passenger who somehow was on some high ego horse. He didn’t talk much, not even a courteous hello, kept on laughing so loudly that even with me having my ears covered with headphone and volume nearly about 80%, I could hear him laughing just fine! One moment, he had issues in getting his headphones working and when I offered to help, he just said, no, I shall handle on my own. Well, what you can do, some time, you do end up sitting with someone who probably didn’t want to sit along with you.

The flight landed and as soon as I touched ground, I realized how cold it was. I had a week off from work for me so after clearing all the things and collecting my luggage, I was on my way to home. Thanks to thick fog and really really bad traffic, it took almost two hours longer than usual time to reach home but goes without saying, it’s always worth of all the obstacles.

2014 is going to end today and 2015 is already there. This year was a mixed bag for me. I hope and really wish that 2015 is going to be a year which brings success, happiness and good health for my family and for all the near and dear ones! And I wish the same for you, the reader as well! Do keep visiting here as you are always welcome here and so is your comments. So see you in 2015 and have a great new year eve party tonight!