Marathi Gazal

March 23, 2009

Mala “Manogat” hya website var sapadaleli hi marathi gazal. Manala far bhavali mhanun ithe det aahe.

लपवून आसवांना, हसतो बऱ्याच वेळा
मीही नको नको ते, करतो बऱ्याच वेळा

अंदाज याचसाठी, मी बांधणार नाही …
अंदाज माणसाचा, चुकतो बऱ्याच वेळा

लावू नकोस आता, हा मुखवटा पुन्हा तू
आतील चेहराही, दिसतो बऱ्याच वेळा

सोयी नुसार माझे, असणे हवे तुम्हाला
जाणून हेच मीही, नसतो बऱ्याच वेळा

— अभिमन्यू आळतेकर


November 2, 2007

Hello friends,

I have been keeping myself busy in work, gym and books of late. And I am quite enjoying it.


I came across few lines about ‘CHANGE’. It’s a very common phenomenon that happens to everything and all the time. And the most interesting fact is, it’s continuum. It never stops, it never gets tired of, it never loses its karizma, it always is ‘happening’ ! Let me quote the lines here:

Change is hard.

Change is hardest on those caught by surprise.

Change is hardest on those who have difficulty changing too.

But change is natural; change is not new; change is important

(I guess, these lines caught my attention from pages of ‘The World is flat’)

One T-shirt read:  “Change is permanent”  How true !

I take learning from these lines, in whatever aspect of life I will need to. I hope it helps the readers, too.

Chao !

Nilam’s getting engaged ! WoooooooooooooooooooooooW !!!

September 17, 2007

I couldn’t be happier to hear the lovely girl telling me, in her happiest voice – EVER – “Vinu, I’m gettign engaged with Sameer !”

Nilam , the lovely girl, is finally getting engaged, once and for all, with the boy she awaited all 24 years long 😉

( Is it not a bliss to get engaged to (and then married to) THE ONE whom you love ? ) 

Nilam, N-ILU as she writes herself, happens to be my best friend and I’m thankful to the GOD that he gave her the perfect guy she wanted, and that too, with her parents’ permission. ( Well, a great story hides behind this persmission scamble, but nonetheless !)

I hope Nilam and Sameer find each other, exactly the way they are expecting each other to be found – after they get married. Only time will tell. But, the world rest assured, that Nilam , at the moment is the happiest gal around.

 Nilu, wish you all the very best and may GOD bless you and your would be hubby, with more and more grace, day after day.

Thank you GOD ! You certainly show up when great people like Nilam need you   !!

… more on Nilam, as and as much, I’ve known, in my next post, ‘Till then,

Amen !



…back to writing

April 6, 2007

Dear friends,

my tons of appologies for not posting any blogs since a long time and while I await for a ‘Muhurut’ (a holy time in Indian Hindu calendar to start an activity) lemme get warmed up for another series of posts ! (hopefully this continues from NOW onwards)

 Of late,  this poor soul (that’s me) was truy very busy in the so-called ‘work’ life and I must admit: I loved being busy !! 🙂 It’s BEST to be busy  in the work rather than having nothing to do and wastiing such a precious time of life.  (Thank GOD for keeping me so busy)

What brings me back to writing are these lines, I read somewhere (on some blog) (well, yeah, I keep reading someone else’s blogs but hardly put in efforts to write one of my own 😉 Anyways…) :

“… blogging is a reflection of your thoughts and re-actions to the happenings in your daily life !

since life goes on and it’s happening in time ‘NOW’ we should keep writing , too ”

somehow, as rarely as I do, I agreed to these lines (secretly cursing myself for not writing these days at all ) and here’s the post after a long time…

I’m sure all you dear friends of mine will forgive me for not posting any non sense for a long time 😉

May this continues !

Amen !


love, companionship, marriage?

October 11, 2006

…They say you should get married to a person whom you love talking to..coz when u grow old, that’s the only thing u will love to do.
Talking doesn’t mean giving weather reports.
I personally would prefer an interesting conversationalist. Someone with versatile interests, someone I can speak to and listen to..some one with whom I can have a dialogue with.
Check the word DIALOGUE. Communication is a two-way process. Someone who intimidates you for some reason or keeps you concerned that “I might not be able to say this” is not the one for you.
Come on! You wish to spend the rest of your life with him/her..and you are shit scared to talk?
What does companionship mean then?
Get back to stone age and adapt sign language..maybe it will reduce conflicts then !!
(By Aparna)

ब्रेकऑफ़ म्हणजे नक्की काय असतं?

October 10, 2006

ज्याला मराठीत प्रेमभंग म्हणतात तेच असतं?
की आजकालच्या टीनएजर्ससाठी एक रुटीन असतं?

जुळलेले अनुबंध तोडणं असतं?
की कधी ते जुळलेच नव्हते हे उमगणं असतं?

कोणाचातरी निरर्थक हट्ट असतो?
की दोघांनी मिळून घेतलेला कठोर निर्णय असतो?

त्रास सहन करायला जमत नाही तो क्षण असतो?
की त्याग करण्याची तयारी नसायचा पुरावा असतो?

दोन जिवांची घालमेल असते?
की कोणा एकाचंच तडफ़डणं असतं?

पुन्हा एकदा नव्याने सुरुवात असते?
की आठवणींवर जगायची तयारी असते?

ब्रेकऑफ़ म्हणजे नक्की काय असतं? ब्रेकऑफ़ म्हणजे नक्की काय असतं?

And…the journey begins…

September 21, 2006

Dear Readers,

I used to think I found my dreams, my life partner and the potential that I had to reach my dreams. But, to my dismay, all of a sudden, life has taken me for a ride and taught me an entirely new way of looking at life, at the humans and to the most important object – myself !

I have a very strong feeling now, that, “everything happens for a reason”, and one must try his/her level best to learn from it and march towards the ‘real’ aim of life: self-realization!

I’ll pen down my experiences of life till today and then…try to figure out the exact or near exact reason for that event.

wish me ” Bon Voyage !  “