Wednesday, November 30

Mumbai ! Come Welcome Me ! :))

                                           Well, exhilaration would be an underestimation of the emotion that i find bubbling inside of me right now ! Yes, we have been planning this journey for over one month now and i have been like keeping check of the dates on the calender , undoubtedly growing impatient all along the way, that it is almost undigestible that the day is already a night time away . And it is not merely about visiting a place that existed in my mind with all its fun, fervour, hustle -bustle, merriment, The Bollywood fundas, Marine drive , way side delicacies and the immense shopping experience, bit its more like the pleasure of being embarking on a long distance journey ...and that too on a train ! 

The beautiful scenaries, the greenery, that one rarely get to view in cities which are untiringly getting stuffed with 'monuments' on the rise, the sunset and sunrise which seem pretty enchanting, the huge mountains covered in a blanket of clouds, the deep blue waterbodies flanking the railway track at places. The train journeys sure come with the tag of heaven attached to it !

                                    Yesterday flew past with me shopping with my parents, sort of a prelude into what is lying ahead ,for more than anyone else in this world, my parents are well aware of the stark truth that once set on fire, my shopaholic genes are insatiable and that hardly any piece of advice can pacify those down ! ;)
                                   Did i mention that Mumbai is one of my dream destinations ? well it is . So is Goa and that for purely my heart's desire ! My relentless, diligent attempts to coax my parents to squeeze in Goa into the travel schedule is underway due to the scarcity of time :( Sigh ! that would have been two birds in a single shot :( . I am disheartened to say the least . anyway some day .. for certain :)

                           My brother is pursuing his job in Mumbai and he is  going to take us around . Totally clueless as to what to expext from the city ! But then thats the whole point of the journey right ! :) Pretty certain that i wont be disappointed though . Am i right ? 

                                     Today i have made up my mind to spend the day  downloading a bunch of fresh tracks to add to my playlist . For journeys are never even close to being complete sans good music to entice you r ears !                 And the list is fast stretching longer and longer :) 

                   A lot many good ones and the latest hindi and tamil tracks are already on my track list that i find it hard to dig out the best ones still to be discovered . Mind leaving behind a few of your favourite tracks ? so that i would have a less hard time coming up with some good ones . . You are always welcome :)
                         Well, the night is going to be abuzz with me indulging in thinking right and left about the subtle details of the dream journey that is awaiting me . The inevitable part of any journey - The time spent packing the baggage - and that is definitely something i look forward to . Oh yes my mind would be definitely half way on the train while i am engaged in the same, i know ;) 

                            And so, With a heart wide open to imbibe even the much needed  minute joy swarming my way, with a mind glistening with the veneer of dreams and expectations , with prayers for a safe journey , Mumbai here i come ! :))))

P.S  :  If you happened to drop by i would be grateful to hear your tips and views regarding the travel destinations and shopping malls in Mumbai . Do leave a few words on the same ; that would be helping me a lot ! :)

Tuesday, November 29

Last The Fight !

There is something about this thing called LIFE . . . 
Blessings are aplenty ; yet curses hog the limelight!
Keep your eyes open and let your minds imbibe . . . 
      Yes, chances are more that you are going to last the fight !

Sunday, November 27

I Breathe Your Name . . .

Little beads of rain pour down heavily . . 
I wonder if the clouds are in pain too .  .
For doesnt the same happen to my life daily ?
When the thought of you leaves me all sore and blue . . 

Somethings are hard to believe,
For the yearning has been soulful to the core 
When the desire is impossible to retrieve ;
And that is when the blow begins to bore !

soon to be part of an anthology- 

Sunday, November 20

The reason is YOU :)

Some one asked me in the sweetest and most vivid of the conversations till date - " Do you write when you are depressed ? "  I was so lost on realizing that that person did take notice of my write ups , that i was speechless at that point of time :) . Yes, the inception of my passion for writing was the result of a month long depression . however there after it had more or less nothing to do with my state of mind . But then yes , i do feel better once i get down to scribble something on my notebook , a fact undoubtedly true . Right now the day is dragging with me wishing and wishing upon God for that one ray of light , which promises to brighten up my days forever .  . .  And The Reason Is You :) 

Had been listening to this song all night yesterday, and so also its not quite a surprise if  i found myself humming the tune all day . Here it is  ' THE REASON IS YOU'   by   HOOBASTANK

At a loss of words to explain how much i have fallen for this song. Simple because its so damn awesome how they have weaved the music and lyrics together ! Hope you too will enjoy the song  :)

Saturday, November 19

Yesterday Night . .

The dusk spraying its saffron hues ; 
Reminding me its time to part ways . . 
The night spreads its tresses ever so slow,
Striking me , its time to be alone

Wait and wait do i with a whimper,
For my damp eyes to slide into a slumber. . 
Funny how joys seem incomplete ;
Scary how the future seems so deplete. . 


soon to be part of an anthology- 

Also you may like :   ., which is my entry for the surf excel matic contest. Do go through the post . . would be grateful if you could leave behind ur valuable comments on the same , so that i could work on my flaws . . Regards , Maliny :)

Wednesday, November 16


    Actually i happened to venture out on this thread partly because i am jobless in a way ( not to mention the P.G hurdle looming dark ahead ! ) , and partly because writing keeps me smiling and partly because i just felt like doing it . Yes, listening to your heart can cause your debacle when others need to complement what you have in mind . But then, if you nobody to be accountable to , or if the people to whom you are accountable are magnanimous enough, listening to your heart can be the most rewarding of the experiences ! 

                         To be frank i am not quite sure if i might be able to  keep up with updating this thread every week , or maybe a ' weekend pick ' as well , but then again its upto me isnt ! So here goes the pick of the week . . 



                                                                 Absolutely in love with this song ! - for the meaningful lyrics which is sure to haunt you for long , the theme being one that strikes a chord with each one of us, for the legibility of the rendition . .  for the catchy beat that keeps thumbing all through the song at a constant rhythm . . for the mellifluous way the singer has put it across  . . . for the absolutely striking outfit . . . for the exquisite way of painting her eyes and nails :P and ultimately for the beautiful video depiction of the song . Thanks to You tube i chanced upon this song...And again, thanks to You tube i could share it here . . Enjoy :)

Sunday, November 13

A Tribute To Time

Time - the one eternal phenomenon which can be undoubtedly stated as the lynchpin of human endeavours . . a bliss for jovial minds celebrating the pompous times of their life . . moreover a curse for the wretched hearts waiting eagerly for the seconds to tick away sooner . . quite undebatable the modes by which this wonder of a  factor rules the world !

I would take your thoughts to a particular scene where each breath matters.. the monitors beeping away the heart beats of a patient . .where each breath he inhales needs to be supplimented with oxygen . .when the curves of the  ECG disastrous enough slumps down to a flat line despite the diligent hands aiding him . . when the beats of his heart , the cells of his body obedient enough clutch onto the life support system , so miraculous enough that he opens his eyes to the moist eyes of his near and dear ones...Thus flows the story line of a patient in the intensive care unit . 

Ask a patient how much he values time and he wold reply with heaving heart " I would ask of God nothing but time . . to caress my care for my children . .one last time . . " . Ask a doctor the importance of time and he would put it like " Each second counts for a life threatening disease if diagnosed one minute earlier would bring about a profound change in the diagnosis.  Time is Life indeed ! "

Being a doctor myself i could not site a better illustration as to how precious time is !

Two hours . .120 minutes.  . Funny how lengthy it seems when highlighted for each one of us knows how pathbreaking even one second can be in this life packed with surprises, shocks, dejections and victories .Said so 2 hours would be unquestioningly eventful to say the least ! I wouldnt want to paint a fairy tale take on it dwelling on my fantasies , instead , i would don the cap of a pragmatic and deal with it keeping in mind that i could achieve those two extra hours and by extra hours i mean useful hours, by my own mettle.

If Achieved Two Extra Hours For A Single Day:

Given two extra hours , i would scribble down my thoughts, maybe a prose on my notebook . . i would browse through the unread pages of ' The shadow lines ' by Amitav Ghosh which is the one book i am reading at present. . i would plug my ears to 'What have you done ' by Within Temptation the one earworm i am hooked to now, snuggle onto my mother's lap, blabber to my brother who is working in mumbai, have a word or two with my father. . i would definitely keep aside a part of it to actually beat into my head the w ords of knowledge imprinted on the baffling pages for my P.G entrance examinations . An admirer of solitude, without a tad of doubt , knowingly or unknowingly , my thought lust mind would float into the comtemplation weave new dreams . to sink in the pain of unrequitted emotions...Ultimately to charge myself for the days to come. .

If i were in the hospital doing my internship, which i completed 2 wks back , i would have had a hard time coming up with even half of the aforesaid ,for extra hours come scarce where the days are bustling with duties,night covers and ward duties.Given two extra hours and chances are more that i would tend to the patients for you never know when the emergency call rings demanding your service ! However tortorous it seems , so much divine does it feel ! .

If Achieved Two Extra Hours Forever :

well the plans need to change or what ? !  Its almost 6 yrs past the day i managed to grope my driver's licence . . alas i havent been able to get my hands on a four wheeler since then ! Due to the safety concerns of my father and definitely not attributing to my driving skills :p . I would certainly love to use those two extra hours to brush my skills in driving. There is an old age home near the hospital i work in - St. Joseph's poor home . This is one place i have visited once for i believe in philanthrophy and the emotional balance it can grant for people in need. And so also i will make it a point that i visit that sanctum more or less every month to keep company with the members . Quite serene and poignant a company, this is one wish that otherwise goes unfulfilled every month due to many facts. 

Oh and there is this one teeny weeny add on to my bucket list - guess what ? yes being born as a piscean , a water sign , wouldnt it be an injustice on my part not to conquer the water kingdom ? yes you guessed it right. I would lend pretty much a good time to tackle the swimming lessons. Arent dreams seamless ! But then these are things i would have grazed my life with no matter what ; yet two extra hours should grant me grace time to weave more and more of passions of such sort isnt ?  :) True to the meaning of my blog CHASING PASSIONS i would relentessly chase my passions not to forget ,keeping my mind open to new ones alongside.

Now the big question is how to gain those extra two hours ?

1. Cleaning up the mess my lab coat manages to accumulate at the end of the day swallows almost a whole one hour of my day ! Grateful to my friend who keeps track of the latest products in the market which can be fabulous and life changing ! I was introduced to SURF EXCEL MATIC  - The one product which promises to remove the stains while the clothes are drenched in the washing machine itself . Isnt that awesome ? And one hour it does add to my useful hours of the day !

2. Set your alarm half an hour prior to your usual wake up time. more often than not it ends up you changing your wake up time half hour prior for the days to come ;)

3. Try to concentrate on what you do . Play  while you play . Work while you work . Make that your motto . You will surprised to see how much time you end up saving in a day !

Time is the worthies treasure to hold close to. Each second matters. In this hustle - bustle , in this world where breakneck competition reigns you its imminent that you find your niche . Yes its better said than done ! But lets not forget that its not  all thats there ! Humanity matters, compassion matters, tending to our inner self matters, lending a helping hand matters.

And that is the message i want to convey across to my readers through this post - TIME IS INDEED LIFE !  BE MORE OR ATLEAST TRY YOUR BEST TO BE MORE EACH SECOND YOU LIVE ! your your your attitude towards your behaviour to your fellow beings . If each and every one of us encourage such a thought imagine how much progressive this world would become . . how much creative and innovative each of our minds would become. . so lets join together to carve out a better world, one that is healthy, productive, creative and colourful with those two extra hours a day :) 

A moment to slip into a thought . . . 
Forever to sink in its ashes . . . 

Yet, i would ask for time and more of it . . . 
To bask in the morning rays. . . 
To drench in the untimely rain . . .

For you are insatiable, my life . . . 
And yes, i am hooked to you , no matter what ! 

The two hours i took to jot this down and to submit this entry in the SURF EXCEL MATIC contest by Indiblogger couldnt be worthier if atleast one mind out there was inspired to BE MORE each second that comes his/ her way . . . .

P.S : Picture courtsey - google images

Friday, November 11

If Looks Could Kill . . .

Is there something about the way you look ? 
Or is it the twinkle in your eyes so intense ? !

Baby , if looks could kill, i would say
I gasp for life countless times a day !

Thursday, November 10

A Wave Of Hope

Give me the privilege of a wish ;
No one knows my mind is in a swish ..

Give me a sunny day , a cozy night;

Oh ! When was the last time the hours felt light ?

This too shall pass , i have heard them say

Holding onto it seems hard , however much I try. .

Not easy to let it go , I know ;

But wait ! dont let your spirit sink low!

The next second might bring you smile,

Might just be the sweet trick of God all the while . .

So hope hope in times of low ;

The best is in store , we never know ! :)

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Quarter to 7 a.m . . .

Sliding out from the deepest of the slumbers , she found herself twirling on the thin line between the sweetest niche of dreams and a rather quirky world of nothingness . . . 

The gaze through her half opened eyes fell on the stream of rays gushing through the window pane . . . . It feels beautiful . .

 But then , the day always starts pretty much peaceful . . . Until the dark shrouds of apprehension and doubtfulness drape their repulsive veneer . . .

Sweeping back the strands of hair resting carelessly on her face , she pondered . . . 

Human mind can be the most diligent of the students sensible enough to learn from its mistakes . . . . 

Beat it hundred times , it musters the strength to tear apart the offending force to hundred shreds eventually .. . . .

She found herself nodding at this thought. . . ..For the ugly drape of nothingness doesnt really matter anymore . . . . 

She has mastered ways to paddle past the momentary vacuum of her thoughtfield to reach out to the colourful moments in wait for her through the day .. . . .

Easing out from under her quilt , she slipped out of her bed , with a smile on her face and a whole lot of reasons to look forward to , bubbling in her heart . ....

Yes . . . . . .its definitely a beautiful world out ther . .  . . .. . .


Saturday, November 5

Those Familiar Shades . .

Rather strange the modes of life,
To dissect which,indeed a herculean strife. .
Glum evokes ponder, to leave us in wonder
For deep as an ocean, the many mysteries stare . .

Queer and dark the shades of life,
Polished and searing the edge of its knife. .
Doubt not the depths of its cut;
Tear apart does it till you cry and quit !

-soon to be part of an anthology-