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‘Bus’ bahot hua!

Posted: October 4, 2010 in aMusing, Human Nature
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Commuting by bus(es) to office can get annoying. Especially when i’ve not slept well(or slept at all) and I’m trying to get to office without getting into trouble sleep-walking. The list of rants below is for those commuters who don’t give a thought to their surroundings and act like rubbish, much like the pissed off mood I’m in right now.
Bus Rants:
1. Don’t start searching for places right when you’re getting in. There are 20 more people behind you trying to get in.
2. When you’re seated on a seat meant for more than one passenger, stick to your half. Spread a little and I’d be more than happy to push you off of your half of the seat.
3. If you’re oversize and standing in the gangway, atleast make an effort to allow people trying to get in or out to get past you. It’s not like you’re invisible & definitely not someone whom people can pass right through.
4. If you get a little push in a crowded bus, keep your macho grin’s and (dirty)stares to yourself. I have mine to give you. You’re not the only one getting pushed around.
5. If your a lady, try not to occupy seats not meant for you, when seats meant for you are empty! Guys like me dont sit on your seats even if they are empty and there aren’t any ladies without seats. Be courteous or I wont be.
6. If your a lady, without a seat, standing beside me as i’m seated, dont expect me to fall for your puppy eyes and give up my seat. I dont do that to you, but I do give up my seat to someone I feel is more in need of than myself.
7. If you find the bus moving too slow, swearing at the driver doesn’t do any good. Try walking up to him and politely ask him to speed up a lil? P.S: Don’t bother asking my opinion as your co-passenger, it’s the last thing i’d want a conversation about.
8. To the bus conductors, don’t ask me to move ahead (“pudhey chala”) is irritating to say the very least when the seats ahead are meant for ladies, the elderly & the handicapped. Do you expect me to be baby-sit by them? Standing is a pain in itself, dont add the vocal annoyance. Get the ladies & the like ahead. I wont move ahead if I’m to miss out on a much needed seat after a hard day at work and with a laptop clinging to my back or if i don’t have to get off any soon. I would be glad to let the other’s get ahead, that want to.
9. If you happen to consume ‘paan’ don’t lean across me to reach the window to spit out your filth. It makes me wanna smash your face right into the metal or glass, whatever you prefer going face-first into. Avoid it completely, you’re only dirtying the bus and the city.
10. If you don’t have to get off the bus anytime soon try not to block the exits. You’re not paid to be the doorman.
11. Once you get off the bus, try moving away from the exit ASAP, drivers here get the bus in motion as soon as you get off, so get the hell out of the way when people behind you have to get off too. Else, i’ll just step over your feet to let you know where they should be heading.
12. Allow people carrying kids in their arms to get a seat or atleast move to a much comfortable place in the bus where the child isn’t subject to shoves.
13. If your a lady and find a gent sitting on the ladies seat, dont say,”Ladies seat hai” with your fake attitude! Men aren’t your maids that you can order around. Be polite. ‘Please’, ‘Excuse me’, ‘Could you’, aren’t only for the gentlemanly.
14. If your carrying light luggage, dont make it share my half of the seat. You wont be getting a lap dance from any lady in the bus, so why dont you warm it with your luggage?
15. Avoid standing right in the center of the gangway. Also if you have a backpack, keep it to the sides. A bulging backpack blocks the space in the center.
16. Keep your senses open to the surroundings. The bus isn’t your private property, neither are the people commuting your slaves. Be respectful, everyone has to get home after toiling through the day. Make it easier for them & yourself. If possible, afford a smile. It’s nice to see someone aware of other’s like you.

*Inner peace, inner peace, inner peace.. inn.. Argh!*

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Lifehouse – You And Me

Posted: September 19, 2010 in aMusing

An avid music lover, I like listening to good songs. But, there are always some songs that make you want to hear them again and again. I remember during my engineering days, the music of Om Shanti Om [2007] had released around September I guess and I had just managed to catch a few words of ‘Ajab Si’ playing on the radio of my very first cell fone, a Nokia 3110c, one that I still have. I remember how hard I concentrated on those few words that I heard, memorized them as if they were answers to sure-shot viva questions, got home & Googled !

And that’s how I got to know of this amazing song. It’s one of those simple lyric, easy tempo, even simpler melody, awesomely vocalized by K.K songs that get right through to your heart especially if love is in the air (like it is now).  So much, that I listened to it for not less than 40 times that day, the actual number could be well double that..or more. It was on repeat for hours and it was only when my cell beeped Battery Low that I realized how fanatic I had gotten. But then, such is the brilliance of songs that make you forget everything and totally immerse you into their melody, much like love. Such songs just stick in your brain long after you’ve listened to them and the brain obliges by setting them on Repeat. It’s amazing how such songs hook you to them often when it’s the perfect song for your mood or relates to something that’s going on. Below is a quick short list of songs that come to mind right now & a few awesome lines from each.

Ajab Si K.K.
[“…Kitna kuch kehna hai phir bhi hai dil me sawaal kahin, Sapno me jo roz kaha hai who phir se kahun ya nahin?…”]

Mora SaiyanShafqat Amanat Ali
[“…Pyaar tumhe kitna karte hain, tum ye samajh nahi paoge…”]

Jaane Ye Kya HuaK.K.
[“…Tumhe hai pata maine pehli baar jo dekha tumhe
Mujhe ye lagaa,  Chahun bhi toh kaise paa sakoonga tumhe…”]

BrokenLifehouse
[“…The broken locks were a warning, you got inside my head
I tried my best to be guarded, I’m an open book instead…”]

HeavenDJ Sammy & Yanou
[“…Love is all that I need, & I found it there in your heart, It isn’t too hard to see, We’re in heaven…”]

You & MeLifehouse
[“…There’s something about you now, I can’t quite figure out.
Everything she does is beautiful, Everything she does is right…”]

What’s your quick list?

Yesterday evening I found myself saying “I’m so glad you had fun!”. A second later I realized that I had uttered that statement, involuntarily; with some instinctive spontaneity that I don’t think I’ve exhibited anytime recently. Not that I was involved in anything ‘fun’, ‘exciting’ or anything adjectively exhilarating at that instant. Another thing that struck me was the genuine heartfelt happiness in it, maybe even uncontrolled. Not the kind of momentary happiness that you feel when an acquaintance tells you of their promotion or passing an exam or anything else that is ‘casual’.
How many times have you found happiness in someone else’s? It’s an awesome feeling to have. It’s one of those many rare occasions that come-by in one’s life but not so remembered for the rest of it. Happiness takes moments to AWESOMENESS !! Such happiness too leaves you desiring for nothing else; much like the happiness gotten from achieving something or in celebration! I don’t want to go give it too much thought, trying to figure out what the reason for the happiness could be. I’m just happy at this moment and that’s how I want it to be even if short lived.

Ben Stiller [as Simple Jack in Tropic Thunder(2008)]  – You m-m-m-mmm-m-make me happy.

~~~~~ Calvin and Hobbes ~~~~~

Calvin N Hobbes - It's hard to argue with someone who looks so happy.

Ever felt this way? Share the experience !

It is so often said & quoted, “Seek and you shall find”. Love defies it & finds you. And it makes me wonder how !?!
I feel love is more than just an emotion, it just continues its endless journey, seeking souls that complete each other & letting them find love between them, without either going on a love finding journey by themselves.

Those that go searching for love, only manifest their own loveless-ness. And the loveless never find love, only the loving find love. And they never have to seek for it.
– D. H. Lawrence