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The Reason

I’m not a perfect person There’s many thing I wish I didn’t do But I continue learning I never meant to do those things to you And so I have to say before I go That I just want you to know I’ve found a reason for me To change who I used to be A reason to start over new And the reason is you   I’m sorry that I hurt you It’s something I must live with everyday And all the pain I put you through I wish I could take it all away And be the one who catches all your tears That’s why I need you to hear   I’ve found a reason for me To change who I used to be A reason to start over new And the reason is you   This is a beautiful song called THE REASON sung by an American band called Hoobastank back in 2004. They are called a one hit wonder because this song of theirs went on to become the No.2 song on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time after which they disappeared. This is one of my most favourite songs of all time and I make it a point to put it in my pen drive whenever I make a…
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Child’s Play

“Daddy, daddy, there’s a monster in your bed room” the little one screamed. He looked up from his work nonchalantly and said “There are no such things as monsters. Now go and play. I’m busy.” The 5-year-old walked off without saying a word though disappointment was written all over her face. He continued with his work but she appeared again in a while and said- “Daddy there’s a monster in your room. I’m scared!” He was angry now. “There are no such things as monsters, do you understand me?”  he said harshly And just to prove a point, he dragged…
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Nostalgic

Memories are a double-edged sword. They say that one must never dwell in the past but the truth is that we spend most of our time creating perfect situations out of imperfect moments from the past in our minds. While some memories bring joy, others cause us deep hurt. Sometimes happy memories bring tears of joy when we look back at them. I spend most of my time in the hustle bustle of a medical college or operation theatre or family life. But when I do get some time for myself I often end up reminiscing about school and college…
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Pattern of Life

Life is all about symmetry, a set pattern. Our houses need to have the perfect symmetry. The clothes that we wear need to have a certain pattern. Our cars must have that evenness about them. We don’t realise it but we even judge the looks of others based on symmetry. Randomness is a source of chaos and nobody wants disorder. Our lives follow a definite pattern. I call it the pattern of life. Birth – Education – Career – Marriage – Kids – Death.  Study and complete your graduation/post-graduation or else you will be unemployed we are often reminded. Choose…
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A Time To Break

We all need a break at some point or the other. Work is work. It doesn’t matter if your job is hectic or a relaxed one, a break from the routine rejuvenates both the mind and body and we all crave for it at some point or the other. Being a doctor is a thankless job. No, I’m not complaining because at some point we’ve all accepted this bitter truth but I have been working 14 to 16 hours per day for the last 6 months and sometimes even more. Work is indeed worship though I never wanted it to…
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Voices In My Head

As I was being wheeled out of the emergency room, my mind was overflowing with a number of thoughts. I had just been delivered the news that I had a fracture and a couple ligament tears in my left ankle. What led to it was nothing but a freak accident. Having been told that I would require at least 6 weeks rest didn’t go too well with me. “Why didn’t I look down before I took that step backwards?” “Why did this have to happen to me?” “Who cursed me so much?”…… The mind was abuzz with questions. Questions which…
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Independence Day Message

INDEPENDENCE DAY means different things to different people. The truth is that these days it means everything other than what it actually is! While for some it may mean a holiday to sleep & laze around the entire day, for others it means a movie day where in they get to catch up on movies that they missed out during the month. These days Independence Day has got a new meaning with various shopping sites giving discounts to bring in customers. Some attend the flag hoisting ceremonies at their schools, work places while others make it a tradition to watch…
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The Stairway To The Room

Well……. I clicked this picture for no apparent reason but when I saw  it for the first time what came to my mind were two very famous songs –‘Stairway to Heaven’ & ‘The Room At The Top Of The Stairs’. One is an all time favorite & the other is MY favorite. The stairs in the picture lead to my room. At the end of these stairs is neither heaven nor the room where all the “stuff” that happens in the song so its actually as useless as the picture. And if you want to get philosophical about it then…
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A Recipe for Disaster

This is an incident which happened about 7 years ago but it is one which we still talk about and have a laugh everytime we get together! It was somewhere in november when I was still busy with exams & all of a sudden I got a call from my buddy Levin & he was like “dude come over to my place for lunch tomorrow”. I was excited “Whats the occasion?” I asked. “Nothing special, I am cooking” was his answer. For a second I didn’t know what to say. “You there??” he asked. I said “yeah yeah, U cooking????”….
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Mother Of Mine!

She broke the bread into two fragments, and gave them to her children, who ate with eagerness. “She hath saved none for herself” said the sergeant “Because she is not hungry” said the soldier “No” said the sergeant “Because she is a mother” “Don’t worry you will win for sure, I will pray for you” she told me. I was very nervous and felt like I would throw up anytime. I was in class 10 back then and was contesting the elections for the SPL (School Pupil Leader). At that time it was like contesting for the PM elections. Being…
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Van Heusen – MY FIT

Van Heusen is a brand with a legacy of more than 128 years in the US. Though it entered India only in the 1990’s, it has rapidly gone on to become the Number 1 premium lifestyle brand in just 25 years. They pride themselves in what they call POWER DRESSING. Office wear, party wear and even casuals, they have it all with every segment of theirs being top notch. So when I got the unique opportunity to try out and then write about Van Heusen’s latest & one of a kind MY FIT initiative, I was obviously thrilled. ABOUT THE…
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India vs Pakistan on Twitter!

India vs Pakistan matches have always been an intense affair, be it the  hard fought matches on the field or the politics off the field. The most intense of the matches were probably the one’s played in the deserts of Sharjah. The matches these days between the 2 countries though played with the same passion lack the intensity of the matches yesteryear. Nobody can forget the famous Javed Miandad jumping up and down at the batting crease to poke fun at our wicket keeper Kiran More or the Aamir Sohail-Venkatesh Prasad incident of the 96 world cup. The latter still…
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