Tattoo – A Flop / A Fad..

A very old tradition that started centuries back, had faded away decades ago but returned some time back in the west and got transferred to the east as a Fad. Looking towards US/ UK, a tattoo is usually made on one’s body as a symbol or representation of something personal. There a tattoo maybe a portrait of father, mother, a family member or even a dog. It is attached to emotional factor of a person. Few days back, I was watching a show on TLC, which has a tattoo studio forecasted on it, named as “LA Ink”. I love the owner of the show 😉 “Kat Von D”. I love her tattoos and her attitude towards tattoo… On the show, a lady was getting a portrait of her husband who was dying coz of cancer. She wanted him to be on her back, every time she needed him. It was a wonderful episode and an emotional one.

Coming back, In India, tattoo is more of a Fad and show off stuff. Though, many out there consider it the same as I do. But still, awareness needs to be there among the youth. Young guns get inked with random stuff which they don’t have any idea what it will be like once they grow up. Seriously!! I am not kidding. Few months back, I got inked with my grandma’s name, my friend’s & family’s initials and a trishul for Lord Shiva, all embedded in one, also my band/my on stage name “Rockpire” in it.

As I entered, a guy came in and asked the artist that he wants a “heart with a scroll and his girlfriend’s name on the scroll” on his chest. And I was like, “Dude! Do you know what you just said? In your freaking dreams you should do that!” Again, I am not sure what he thought and in 5 minutes, he came and said “Ink an Om on me”. Last thing I know, my hand was banging my head.

I know I am exaggerating above.  But that is what guys/gals do these days. They do not have an idea what a tattoo represents. In few days, they get bored of it and try to manipulate it by removing or covering it. It does cost alot but basic idea of tattoo is lost. One should understand that tattoo is not only for show off but for representing something.

Though I like it when people [Girls! ;)] Come up to me and ask about my tattoo… But this “Cool” thing comes because I have hold onto my tattoo for a long time and this happened because my tattoo had a meaning to it.

So next time you get a tattoo, find a meaning to it so that it never go waste…
Happy Inking…

Think about it…


Life on the move…

Few years back, I was a writer and a lyricist. I moved on to be a blogger but sitting on my laptop/desktop proved to be difficult matter to me as I do not like to sit on one chair whole day. I am a outdoor person. Ready to travel to unknown destinations. Though, its fucking irony that I have a job in IT industry and I handle 3 projects for Microsoft and have to be on one seat. So, I take my laptop to various places and work from there. I hate sitting on a chair in an air conditioned room…

Traveling to different places was fun but it took my writing time away. I was no longer a blogger and writing is something I love deeply. Hence, I got myself a blackberry. I have wordpress app on it and can blog anytime. Most of my blogs are written on the phone only while traveling and sometimes while driving.

Its funny to see that today Google in Mozilla and chrome is opened less and more on a mobile phone. Need directions? What is the need to stop the car and ask a random guy on road… This will also hurt the male ego.
So instead, open up the maps in phone and check it out. Need a girl’s number? open Facebook, check mutual friends, ask around and voila!! she is your soul-mate now!.
Things have become very fast due to internet. Kids abusing at small age and talking about things that we had no clue of when we were their age is surely the power of internet and when it is handy, god help us. 😉 lolzz…

Life has surely changed and has become really fast. Today, if a cellphone hangs for 3 seconds, life stops. If a page loads in a larger amount of time, goddamn, that cellphone just went down the drain. May its soul rest in piece. 🙂

Coming back to my story… Sorry I have A.D.D., I get distracted…. Life has always been in the fast lane for me… So internet on my phone has been a fun and pleasure thing. Though I am good with directions, it helps me to keep myself updated to regular and new stuff. Anytime I hear a song, I download it right away and enjoy it and being a Music Freak, I love the capability. 🙂 On the move, I can find a place to crash. I have a habit of picking my bike / take a bus [Haryana Roadways ;)] and go anywhere, nothing planned before hand so its better to have internet in your hand to at least know the place I am going before reaching the place. Just for the heads up.

Internet on my phone has really made my life fun and up paced…
How about you?

Think about it….

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Memoirs of a Monk….

It’s really a boring day today, it’s a semi holiday today in office and not many people have turned up so I thought why not express a story of mine in words and share. It’s not a random story, it’s a part of my own biography.

Many times I have woken up 3 AM in the morning when I slept at 1 in wonder that why, why was I born in this world at this point of era. I have been a decent son, a friend who is always there to help his mates, one who can do anything freaky and weird for them in order to make them smile. I do not like dull moments in my life, well, nobody does is what you will say. But, I don’t even like a dull moment in life of people around me. I am not saying I am person who is jolly and keeps laughing, but I am someone who if in a dull moment, helps everyone come out of it. My expertise start when a dull moment start. If the environment is already filled with happiness, I will enjoy with you. If it is boring, sad and dull, call me over and party will begin. The main issue with me is, I want everyone to be happy always.

This happiness may not come easily as people are stuck in desires and dreams. But wake up, whatever you have/ do not have,
at least you have a moment, a soul and a life. Be happy with it. It is said “make the most of it” or have you made it large?”
I would say “have you lived that moment?” Every breath you take has a lot of energy in it. the oxygen you inhale, goes through your nostrils, fills your wind pipe… reaches the lungs, mixes with blood which takes it all over your body which is a a mesh of veins and arteries, a whole thick forest and then burns the food to release energy and this happens every mili-second of your life.

Do understand here that I am not saying to dance every now and then and party. Even when you are sitting idle and quiet feel the happiness in air and let it surround you. Last night I was feeling restless so I took my car out for a drive alone. 50 Km out of the city and I stopped it. Locked my car, took a pee…. LOL… I had a fag and lied down on my car’s bonnet and just looked up. It was an irony that I was smoking and looking at the stars and feeling lively. 🙂 hehe… but to come and think of it. Life starts and ends. While lying there for 45 minutes, I was happy because it was peaceful for me (making exception of trucks and their beloved horns on national highway). I was enjoying every breath and the stars were wonderful.. made me feel, I belong to a separate world, a more happy and peaceful environment lost somewhere in this world.

While driving back home, I realised that I may not be good at the work I am currently doing, I may not be happy with it but I am also not sad about it. It gives me a paycheque at least…lol… but money doesn’t matter. I am very restless and can’t sit idle. Hence, when I am with friends, I make it a point that they enjoy the moment. If I die or go away, they will remember me not because of our meetings and my abusing them for not doing work properly, but by the moments of joy that we had shared and a simple smile which I was able to make happen on their faces.

So, my advice for today is, be a person who not only brings joy to his life but others too.. Coz in the end, we all have to go away, but how about living life after death in somebody’s heart and mind.

Think about it….

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Reason behind a Smile…..

In the morning, at office bus stop I see a number of people ready to face the day and make a new start with a lovely day and a lovely smile. I guess is it real or they just trying to hide certain errs behind that smile. School kids budge around me hanging around waiting for the bus to pick them up and take them to a place where they can play in playground or spend time studying with friends. The teenagers looking out for different buses which will take them to their college, a place where they can be themselves. Office guys talking about their targets and work to finish till EOD.

Then I see a smile of a girl with specs standing 2 girlfriends waiting for the office bus. Her smile seems so real in this fake world. I do not know the name though. The day passes at its normal pace. At workplace, I see a friend who laughs n giggles to every damn joke I make, but sometimes I can see the pain in her eyes. She is suffering from something, taking stress of family, work n friends. She is the most jovial person I have ever met in my life yet she shares the worries with me!

I wonder how she effectively hides all the sadness with a smile and nobody can see the reason behind it except me, I feel. The reason it to kick the sadness in the ass and smile through it like a sail finding its way through the wind in an ocean full of crap people. The smile on her face brings everyone from low level like a guard at the gate to the manager to life.

Everyone seems to smile. Really! It happens every time. She greets everyone passing by and everyone forgets the worries for a moments. I guess that a talent bigger than God. Hiding one’s sadness with a smile to make everyone smile to your tune.

Respect! Its a great thing to learn that how a smile can change one’s self concern from inside.

The reason behind the smile..

Think about it..

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