Saturday, December 13, 2014

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible ;)


I am in Pune... probably my last day I would say as I am writing this blog.... its already a day ahead which means today I am leaving Pune when it will be noon on this part of the world....but yet am asking myself - Is This For Real? Was I really here for NH7 Weekend Bacardi Music Festival?
I am not sure... though I saw all the 50 plus artists playing on the stage...  aTERRIFIC and MESMERIZING moment of my lifetime.....

I have to say that its possible and only possible because of my FAMILY, my BOSS and A great friend... and I mean it every bit of it.

As I was attending every day of the festival, I had the bands in my mind and thought in my mind as what I would say about their performance and them and each night it was a moment that my mind wants to enjoy it rather than writing it on the posts.

I still believe that I will do justice for each one of the bands that played at NH7 and the ones that I witnessed.... one got to be there to witness it as telling and writing about it only conveying my feelings and believe me when I am writing this... I am really high on MUSIC and not on any kind of influence. 

A moment where I felt I could die and be peace with it until I think of my loving husband and my sweet little kids who make me feel the youngest at home... am blessed for sure!

First of all a moment in life to enjoy with permission from my near ones and my dear ones... My family and my boss.. ! Two things very important than any other fun in life... because these two fun things add more fun things  in life and am very lucky to say this....:)

Music and the artists  - and then something called FREEDOM... yes, who doesnt like this. Tell me when was the last time that you felt the way you make a move on a number and you find it cool though others are making completely different moves at that same music that you were making .... and at this time it doesnt matter how you dance as long as you are ENJOYING it....

A blissful moment for me to witness 7- 8 hours of non-stop music, by the musicians who believes in their own freedom of speech and freedom of choices.... I literally felt I am one of them because the main reason I came here was to listen to them and I had the freedom to be with who ever I wanted to listen to it and not only that but dance along and communicate with the musicians live.

It was a terrific moment to see Vijay Nair, who brought something like this in this country... and he wants to bring this to the entire world... amazing! I spoke to every artist about coming to SF and same thing with the guy VIjay Nair who is the creator and owner of this NH7 Music Festival in India... and the answer was that "its not yet time to come there as I want to spread this to the entire cities of India. " WOW.... all the artists down to earth as I spoke to them and took pictures and discussed about their performances.. god! its just unbelievable...

I feel there is heaven and I must say it exists right now in Pune ;)
I will be writing on each bands one by one ;) until then... Cheers

Life to Live and To Love Everyone ;)

~ Dawn


A journey to the dream world... ;)

How many times in life you have come across where you desired for something and you have got it exactly the way you wished or desired for and on top of that after getting what you desired for it gave you the exact feeling that you had thought about?



Yes, too many questions in one sentence but imagine your answer to the questions are all positive - its heaven. Believe me or not, my desire to be part of this Bacardi NH7 Music Festival in Pune was one of the dreams which came true this year in November 21, 22, and 23. A city where I grew up and to connect there with music 7 hours of continuos music for three days with different musical bands from all over the world - its a blissful moment.



Music, cool people and artists, food and drinks - what else one need to live :). I lived my life as if there is no tomorrow, enjoyed the music, danced and rocked the place Laxmi Lounge in Magarphatta, Pune - met strangers and smiled and took pictures with. Life is just beautiful as there is only music and love which existed between nature and humans.


I had a chance to see live all the bands of which I had heard of some but never saw them playing. Some of them became my friends and got connected through this event. A place where the artists and audience become one and when I say so I truly mean it. Five stages set at one venue where one by one bands perform one after the other and it was a non-stop event. Loved every bit of it and have a desire to be part of this again ......

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make ;)

~ Dawn

Monday, November 24, 2014

Life to Live and To Love Everyone ;) MUSICALLY of course!



I am in Pune... probably my last day I would say as I am writing this blog.... its already a day ahead which means today I am leaving Pune when it will be noon on this part of the world....but yet am asking myself - Is This For Real? Was I really here for NH7 Weekend Bacardi Music Festival?
I am not sure... though I saw all the 50 plus artists playing on the stage...  aTERRIFIC and MESMERIZING moment of my lifetime.....

I have to say that its possible and only possible because of my FAMILY and my BOSS... and I mean it every bit of it.

As I was attending every day of the festival, I had the bands in my mind and thought in my mind as what I would say about their performance and them and each night it was a moment that my mind wants to enjoy it rather than writing it on the posts.

I still believe that I will do justice for each one of the bands that played at NH7 and the ones that I witnessed.... one got to be there to witness it as telling and writing about it only conveying my feelings and believe me when I am writing this... I am really high on MUSIC and not on any kind of influence. 

A moment where I felt I could die and be peace with it until I think of my loving husband and my sweet little kids who make me feel the youngest at home... am blessed for sure!

First of all a moment in life to enjoy with permission from my near ones and my dear ones... My family and my boss.. ! Two things very important than any other fun in life... because these two fun things add more fun things  in life and am very lucky to say this....:)

Music and the artists  - and then something called FREEDOM... yes, who doesnt like this. Tell me when was the last time that you felt the way you make a move on a number and you find it cool though others are making completely different moves at that same music that you were making .... and at this time it doesnt matter how you dance as long as you are ENJOYING it....

A blissful moment for me to witness 7- 8 hours of non-stop music, by the musicians who believes in their own freedom of speech and freedom of choices.... I literally felt I am one of them because the main reason I came here was to listen to them and I had the freedom to be with who ever I wanted to listen to it and not only that but dance along and communicate with the musicians live.

It was a terrific moment to see Vijay Nair brought something like this in this country... and he wants to bring this to the entire world... amazing! I spoke to every artist about coming to SF and same thing with the guy Vijay Nair who is the creator and owner of this NH7 Music Festival in India... and the answer was that "its not yet time to come there as I want to spread this to the entire cities of India. " WOW.... all the artists down to earth as I spoke to them and took pictures and discussed about their performances.. god! its just unbelievable...

I feel there is heaven and I must say it exists right now in Pune ;)
I will be writing on each bands one by one ;) until then... Cheers

Life to Live and To Love Everyone ;)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life... ;)

Today we as few friends of Wen Hui, went to give a surprise lunch. One of the friend Szu made sure that she reached out to all Wen Hui's friends to make this a success.
The reason to meet and greet was to honor our friend Wen Hui, for the fight that she started a year long with Cancer.
Yes, I had mentioned about her courage and willpower with which she actually did a project manager's role to make sure the hospital doctors and staff are on their toes to work towards getting Wen Hui's cancer out of her system.

I feel so proud to share this success story of my friend, who not only went through a tough time but she faced it very profoundly and gave a tough challenge to the disease 'Cancer'.
We all know that one day we will go from this world to another one which we call as death, yet where we are now, we should live happily to the fullest where you should feel at the end that you did challenge the one that gave you tough time whether its the situation or the time in life that made you think and let decide you as how you want to handle this situation.

My friend did had a tough fight with cancer and after 8 chemo-therapy she came out successfully. Few pains and side effects of the medicine is there but the best is that after all this she was focussed and determined as what she want out of this. A person who was so dedicated on the work front and made sure the entire show is running well even when she was in hospital, had a different outlook altogether and what I liked about today was that the journey that Wen Hui went through made her realize certain things in life and her thoughts across life is different.

Like a typical project manager she came out with couple of things pointing out in fingers as what she would like to do now, one to be a nurse - she realized what a tough job it is do deal with not only patients and the disease that each individual is going through but also they have to deal with each individual too. Its totally different as how each individual reacts to their sickness, medicines and the staff. Wen Hui, when she was managing these nurses and staff members in benefit to her situation - she realized that there has to be set of strategy with which things needs to be handled, specially when it deals with one's life. I loved the thought process she went into and the outcome of it is to give that care and love to the ones who need it irrespective of whether you know them or not but its a service to the humanity.


My best wishes and all support that I can possibly give to my dear friend in achieving her new dreams

Friends, all I want to tell you is nothing is impossible in life. Its we who give up and then life takes its own turn. As long as you have control over things, you will see it goes as per your plan but the moment your willpower is weak someone else takes over and takes the control over you and your life.
Be that fighter and challenge your situation to turn to your favor, at least that effort and try can give some hope if not a true success story. I wanted to share this today's story with you all so that you should know its you who can bring hope for yourself and its you who can challenge and turn around the tables in difficult times too.

"We have two options, medically and emotionally: Give up or fight like hell ~ Lance Armstrong"

~ Dawn

Saturday, September 06, 2014

“I am a part of all that I have met.” ;)


Onam!?!

It used to be Onam when I was a kid. Yes, many such stories you get to read or hear today. But the fact is that our parents tried to induce those elements in us by celebrating it the way it was celebrated in their native land.
I grew up in Pune, Maharashtra yet my parents celebrated Onam like a true Malayalee. I remember it used to be a school day but my parents would take a day off and mom will prepare all the vegetable items along with 3-4 different types of curries. Since this festival is celebrated for the reason of King Mahabali and how he took care of his people, dad used to tell the story and the reasoning behind celebrating Onam. Dad also used to tell about the feast consisting of 56 vegetarian dishes and besides that the dessert payasams will be of 6-7 varieties. My dad used to tell us his growing up stories and Onam celebration was one of the scenes which would make us imagine how it would have been for them. 

However, being in a place where both parents were working and we never not having a holiday in school for Onam, still parents made sure we enjoy that one day just like as if we were transported to Kerala. A festival which is celebrated for 6 or 10 days now I hear and schools used to be closed for Onam Holidays those times in Kerala.
Dad's speciality was to make adaprathaman payasam and I know it used to be the most sweetest payasam as he used to put lots and lots of jaggery. 
Me and my brother we used to have a half-day from school and teachers used to respect that part and would allow us to go home early.
Parents used to invite non-keralite friends home to have sadya at our place and we used to call our non-malayalee friends at home too. The basic differentiation was because every malayalee will be having a Onasadya at their place and it doesn't make any sense to invite them home when they already have their own onasadya.
Once we come home we used to get into our onakodi - the new clothes and I remember my long thick dark hair was an attraction to everyone and my mom used to make sure I neatly do my hair just like a malayalee girl would do - the long hair pinned from two sides and put a band at the end so the hair is loosely tied. It did gave a different look to the personality and I enjoyed it too.
One thing I figured out that I was more a malayalee when I was in Maharashtra or being with Maharashtrians than being with a malayalee. Though growing up with malayalee parents yet in Pune did bring the mallu in us. But today we are in America and I feel we dont do anything for any such special occasions - it's a event that people will dress up to show that its Onam but the core element of celebration has lost somewhere.
What it could be? No, I am not analyzing about it but yes, these have become sweet memories and I am cherishing those moments today far away from home. 
These days it's more or less is it Onam? oh Happy Onam :) 

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

~ Dawn

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Communication is a knife !?!



What is communication? We all talk about this word whether its in office with our team, in the company or even in the family and in relationship as well.

What in reality communication means? Is it only to convey a message? Is it only to listen and don't give your opinion? Or is it a selective listening strategy which one expresses that yes we communicate well.

My thought process and belief about communication is that between two people, or many people such as in a company - it is to openly communicate, share and discuss. During this one can share what they know and others don't, they can discuss if there is a question or solution that they are asking from others or to even to a next level where you can challenge someone if you don't agree with their discussion or point. Many times in stead of creating a healthy discussion, and communication between two people or a group, it ends up in an argument.

Have you come across such a situation ever in life? Many times this comes out with people who are close to you because colleagues will always take it in a professional manner and try to respect each other's opinion rather than getting into an argument - easy to express your opinion and easy to move out by listening to others opinion even though you might not agree with their views.

People argue to agree to disagree and later it turns out to be in two ways - either you stop discussing / communicating / ignore OR you move out of that zone altogether where you don't even communicate with them because the outcome of the whole thing leaves a sour taste in your mouth.

In such case what is there? Healthy communication which should improve the relationship and bring closeness or even bring a broad minded thinking it turns out to be total disaster. 

Why people then say for any relationship to flourish or any process and team to work appropriately - communication should be there. In my so far life I have heard of over communication is better than no communication.

I grew up communicating with my parents about everything that used to happen in my life and that was most of the school time stories and discussions. Sometimes things that I shared were looked at different ways and I used to get a feedback or suggestion that you should have done this way or that way and I used to respect their opinion and used to logically think about it such that I could use that next time.
School life to college life and so forth but nothing changed in my style of communication. I rather became more close to my parents and brother as I wanted them to be part of everything that I do in school or outside of house.
Time changed and as I moved to a independent level I realized communication always helped in all stages of life. Whether it was to communicate to someone about a pain, or even a happiness it was very obvious and clear in communication. 
But many times this communication has become a big problem in life. Have you ever come across this way? 



My still belief is that good or bad if someone is taking a comment or topic discussion as personal then it can become an argumentative communication but then isn't communication all about opening up, giving room to others to express their views and opinions and respectfully communicate your own views or opinions?

I feel mostly these days communication is what killing the relationship or bringing issues. The more smart and intelligent we assume about ourselves the more we keep expectations from others as how to react to our communications or discussions and views. It is becoming as to dictate others and this is something I don't consider as an open communication to flourish any relationship or resolve any issues or come to any solutions.

At the end communication I see as a sharp knife, which can cut fruits and vegetables for you at the same time if you don't use the knife properly it can cut your fingers too.

Are we moving more towards a world where technology is taking over without even making us realizing about what we are missing about in-person communication or one on one communication? People are more tend to get communication from internet, documentaries or TED talks etc but people are so sold out to these that when they find someone in person to communicate or talk, they end up arguing and part with ill-feeling.

Sad, but we should think about it technology should be working for us and not we becoming handicap to technology and lose connection with real people.

An expression - whether its happiness, anger, disagreement its all a way of communicating and expressing the feelings. If you consider your loved ones are really your loved ones then do listen and give room to think about and listen to what they are trying to communicate.

Communication is a knife which anyway is going to cut things try to use it to cut through all barriers and reduce distances rather than murdering it.

~ Dawn

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Not all those who wander are lost ;)

Ohio Cleveland here we come ... ;)
Kids were very happy to meet their to be six month old second cousin. It was a bit relaxing moment. Once the meet and greet was done the journey took the ride towards Kentucky. 
Many people do not make this as their part of visit to Lincoln's birthplace and boyhood place - thats what we realized when we landed the place.
It was an amazing feeling as we drove down the lanes where you see lush green corn fields and soya bean crops and the only road in the center which takes you from Lincoln's school to his boyhood place to his birthplace and memorial place. It was a place where for a moment your heart wants to reside and live there.
Reading the history and knowing Lincoln more closely was kind of literally living Lincoln's life. What I felt proud about that anyone in this country become a president irrespective of his class, status as long as he is a deserving candidate.


The hardship he went through something that I am sure the new generation will get bored to hear but as one thinks its a reality that nothing comes free in life.
It was a different feeling altogether to imagine that you are driving through a place where once Lincoln used to walk around and go to school etc.
The thoughts along the roads took us to Atlanta and we spent couple of days with our friends. It was kind of relaxing after hoteling at different places, home was a good change and with known people around and with the hustle bustle of kids.

Visiting MLK's birth place was quiet inspiring. Many times we read books and know about all the national heroes but when you actually visit to their places and then remember and read about them - you are able to connect immediately and thats the feeling I got when I was at MLK's birthday place. MK Gandhi's statue makes one feel so proud which is situated right at the entrance and I feel its a good way to give tribute to the one who inspired MLK for equal rights and non-violence. 
As you go through these places and read what they have said in those days... it really makes you think about what has changed ? Really, ask yourself what has been changed other than that we are continuously progressing as we are intelligent human being but then what worth is it if you see even today there is killing and violence all around.
People talk about old school and old methods but looking at the history, it seems either we go back to school to study and understand history from heart rather than to pass the exam or we must have the new generation Gandhi and or MLK.



Our visit was almost ending as we took the flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas. Drive to home from Vegas was kind of giving a slow relief as going around different places and sleeping in different hotels and living through suitcases all was going to end. I guess thats when you remember your sweet home. 

This year vacation was really a stress free and relaxing one. Work was not at all on mind and a new role was waiting for me to start - all this gave me an immense satisfaction. It's true when you are changing your job or a new role, you need to refresh your mind and a vacation at that right time is a must so that you come back all refresh and recharged to start the new role with extreme enthusiasm.
Adios to East Coast until we visit next....!

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” 

Friday, August 01, 2014

Life isn't meant to be lived in one place ;)


Drive from New York to Buffalo was with a mixed feeling...as leaving New York and then Buffalo where I used to drive from Toronto quiet often to meet friends - it was good and bad kind of!!!
As we reached Buffalo, it was kind of flashback and nostalgic moment. It literally felt the other side of the bridge is to walk towards home - Toronto.


I think by the time I reached here New York was no where in mind. I was more or less going through each and every minute of my days in Canada and the Niagara Falls.
People might think what it is about Niagara falls but one who has seen the falls in deep silence has spoken many words which are speechless and soundless. It's mere an understanding and spirituality that exists with nature. It was a blissful moment for me. It always gave me strength. In my lonely days, I used to drive to Niagara every weekend and just come and stand in front of the fall and I forget also who's in my surroundings. It was getting one with nature - a mutual zeal to talk to each other and share the thoughts and get strength to look forward for the next.


Through out the Niagara falls visit, it was one thought in mind that this is not the right view of Niagara falls... to watch it one must cross the border and view the real nature's beauty. Something where there is life and spirituality. On the Buffalo side, you only see acts of tourism and the nature aspect of it is NIL.


Buffalo city - I was there for two nights and this gave an opportunity to visit the Mummies Museum - a totally different outlook of the life from past. Sometimes it really made me think, what must have made those people think and create these mummies after death? Whatever belief they had with which they did this, but in today's world it does allow our scientists to determine about life and disease if they had any in those days.

Night was a bit scary as everything was shut down even before it was dark. It cannot be called as a city, specially where the roads are dead creepy. Living in the hotel was kind of bringing memories from past. Even though I was there in the present, mind was continuously running into things in the past. A moment came in mind where I just felt to go to the place where I came alone and built my home - i.e., Toronto.

Finally that day also came when I said adios to Buffalo and the drive was towards Ohio Cleveland to meet the family and thus the journey still continues...!!! 

"My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long"

~ Dawn

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

People don't take TRIPS, TRIPS take people ;)

As we hugged and said Goodbye to North Carolina, Washington DC was waiting for us to receive. Going through all the government monuments and historic places, it reminded me of most of the capitol cities such as Ontario in Canada, New Delhi in India and similar many places. Washington didn't grab my heart, neither I felt anything special about it. As a tourist went through places, museums and read lot of history about monuments, world war II events and aftermaths. Even when we are in school we do get connected with the class and the class teacher but here nothing was like that.



My next leg of the journey was towards the happening and never sleeping city - the big apple - New York. As the drive was going through, fantasies were haunting as well. I realized, its good to have fantasy because it keeps you chasing and craving - I like that and enjoy the thirst. Something that is there which is unfulfilled yet the hope is one day it will get fulfilled... !!! 
New York, brings back many memories to me. My usual long weekend and weekday flying from Toronto to New York was always a pleasant one. Professional element always gave a different outlook while working in the financial sector and at the same time my pleasure trips gave me the feeling of landing in Mumbai (Bombay). The NY map, the stores, the city setups, the traffic and the rash drivers and 'I don't care' attitude brings that element of a metro city where everyone is there for a living and everyone is there with the movement. 
As I see people, as I see the NYPD cops - it brings my old memories - a time where I used to fool around with the cops and taking pictures with them and making them feel good was a common knack. 
Many such memories crackled into mind and it was a soothing feeling going back and coming slowly to the present. Life taught me many things - what I enjoyed then is not with me now and what I have now is something which is priceless. Why not I enjoy the present and leave the rest.

Living right in the heart of World Trade Center, reminds one about life and it's uncertainties. A lot to learn and adapt from the past. Be in the present, do what you like and don't just lose the thought by thinking and analyzing it because then it looses its charm and passion. If you love someone, go and express it. Do not worry what will happen or what someone will say or think. It's your thought and if you don't give that importance to it then who would?

Going around the city in the tour bus gave lot of flashback memories from Mumbai - certain shops, certain street setups, the park in the middle of the places all gave a homely feeling to me.
New York once was my city... now am more like a California girl!!!
Saying goodbye to NY was kind of giving me a sad feeling. I tried thinking hard what is it that I am leaving behind that I should feel sad? There is nothing... this city is yours if you are there and if you leave the city nothing is yours. 
The journey continued to Buffalo city.....!!!

"Every hundred feet the world changes"
~ Dawn

Sunday, July 27, 2014

How can 'What Happens in Vegas Stay in Vegas'?

Experiencing life in a totally different way at Sin-City. There might be lot of things happening from ages yet as long as you are not aware of it everything is fine. Everything becomes a first time and you wonder what's it for? Some say don't analyze just enjoy and leave it and probably forget it :).
How one gives money to others to touch you, allow to seduce yourself... It's called pleasures of life.. Lol. What is life? The place with full of magic and lights has fun in dark places.



Some says just live what you love and leave the rest. Some says lets live and let others live. Some says just help others and rest will follow you .... all this is tuned and customized as per one's wish and one's suitability. What makes one comfort .. is LIFE :-)

This time again we visited Grand Canyon, and my perspective of geology keeps expanding as I visit there and I remember my professors Dr Sarkar and Dr Pardeshi - who have taught me about the condensation and accumulation of mineral and waters and formation of layers in the rocks. It also helped me sharing my knowledge with my mom in law too. She is a good student as much as she is a good teacher.



Moved from the Sin-City carrying lot of things in mind that happened. Landing in Atlanta via flight was like a sleep through. Reaching Atlanta and waiting for the car rentals actually gave lot of insight in people around the airport. The ladies at the counter one by one started praising and for a moment I felt what is all this? Beauty is deep in the skin and not just what you see. Some loved my nose ring and some loved my features and some loved my dusky color - my heart said this is all perishable, with time all is going to fade away. But I liked what the lady said, about my smile. Yet, I analyzed the smile wont be the same if all the teeth fall off ... lol! A way to not let all these go into my head. 



Driving via Atlanta towards North Carolina was an interesting journey. The memories of past kept haunting and new fantasies started taking birth...! A mind that is free and traveling across the east coast has nothing to worry or bother about. It's true, one thinks straight when there is nothing to worry about - Yes, fantasies are to be fulfilled and its always good to have a fantasy. All my life when people asked me about my fantasy I had one answer and that was I don't have any.

Meeting friends as we promised at North Carolina was indeed refreshing and felt like home, until next morning when we decided to part with love.

Now, I do have a fantasy and a wild one indeed.... ;-) .... and the saga continues as my journey continues to east coast.

"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign"

~ Dawn


Friday, July 18, 2014

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ;)

Growing up with music is something you grow attaching yourself with the artist. Its nothing new to me because I love music and when I attend concerts with my concert group LOST DOGS - that is our group called, we all associate ourselves with the artist and the music in our own way.
For the first time I am introducing my concert group to this blog world and blog family of mine. We have Sudhir, Ani and myself - we just love music and the best part is that we love each other's company too.
It was one of those moments where we as a group used to share music with each other. Anyone listens to something new they will suggest and share the album in dropbox. I had heard Papon in 
"The Dewarist" - The Dewarists is a musical television series on MTV India The series is part music documentary and part travelogue. The show casts musicians from various parts of the world, collaborating to create original music while travelling across India. But I was introduced more formally by my buddy Sudhir. We shared music of all kinds of musicians because we love World Music. But Papon had captured my heart during that time. I always listened to his music and more of his first Hindi Album - where his lyrics clearly indicated our common interest which is Mother Nature. 
Sudhir always encouraged me saying you both have common interests and you both write poetry that is an amazing thing. 


With the time passing I started communicating with Papon via twitter and his facebook page. It was a total musical connection and it grew up so much that when I started reading that he is performing in UK, India all over - I started wondering whats wrong if he comes to USA., and our struggle started in convincing him. He would communicate through twitter saying yes please talk to my manager.

My sincere effort to bring Papon and The East Indian Company to Bay Area was in 2012. But I got a simple answer, he is not a bollywood singer and so it wont make sense for us to bring him. I guess every artist has to give an entrance exam and so finally after 2-3 years Papon came to Bay Area via AFNA and other supporting groups. He came to Bay Area and performed Chabot College at Hayward and the result was people who dont know Papon also started associating with him. A true performer and artist is who speaks through his music and performance and rest the crowd was left with cheer.

It was a first meet up for me and Papon. Though we had been very good friends in the virtual world. When we met it was something beyond this world - he said to me I feel as if we have known to each other since long time and indeed it is. All we both did was hug each other for long time - it was simply in one word can be put as - CRAZY.



Our eyes spoke and our hugs conveyed the special feelings and message across as the craving for a music lover and for an artist towards his fan.
I had the chance to hangout with him on couple of occasions and the beauty is that his simplicity, down to earth nature is what makes him an ultimate human being. 

Before leaving he told me we have to meet and we met. The meeting was not at all formal. It was Kendriya Vidhyalay (KV) school mates reunion when Papon's sister-in law and brother-in law joined the core - where we sang our school prayers and songs that we learned growing up in KV, anyone who is from this school they automatically connect they dont need any introduction. It was an ultimate reunion with a promise to meet and be in touch.

Life is beautiful when you live every moment because as I always say, there is no tomorrow that we know until we be in that present moment. Life is to live love and let others live. When there is love there is more blossoming of love and its fragrance is contagious, as supposed to the hatred. 

Papon has left USA and as he kept in touch by messaging with final board - my heart is content because its not the end - it just began ;)

"There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment"

~ Dawn

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within ;)

I was listening to Papon’s song ‘Kyun hota hai pyaar kyun hoti hai chahat' (why one loves and what does it mean to love?) and as the lyrics started drilling in my mind and heart – the question even I started asking – Can one love more than once? And my heart said, ‘Yes, of course because when you see around people break relationships and make new ones – it does tell us that one can be in love many times in life.


Then my mind asked, ‘Can one be in love with two people at a time? Hmmm! Wondering right?
Started scratching my head and I thought what could be a situation where one is in love with their loved ones and then when they see someone showering love and affection, that also lets them have that loving corner for that person? Yes, why not?
After all why does our heart melts for someone? It’s their behavior, their way of expressions, characteristics and many such things, which makes you feel that the person is real and loving.


Is this fair?  I don’t know as this is a very opinionated question where one can say – not fair and other can sit and justify.
But musically everything is possible ;) and then my mind says if musically, poetically it is possible then why not humanly?
Love isn’t all about physical attraction, it can be feelings and mutual respect – is that harmful and destructive? Not that I think of  - bombing, killing or even the rape or acid attack on some women.
If you have a thought on this or an opinion speak up here in comment.


“It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone” ~ Marilyn Monroe
~ Dawn ;)

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