Sunday, March 29, 2015

Karsh is Krazy

The weekend had begun in a classical science fiction way on Friday evening with the pure magic of Karsh Kale’s breaking the rules.
Yes, he loves to break the rules and guess what? Music lovers love it more and more as each time he breaks the rule.
I mean one can think of playing certain instrument based on the ragas and jam the session. But Karsh Kale is known for his musicianship who bridges between the time, space and era in one single round. Believe me, you got to experience it for once at least in life time.



I happen to watch him twice by now and last time even though it was an awesome composition and orchestration, the sound system wasn’t that good. This year, he totally turned things ups and down. I mean you got to give that chance to self to mesmerize a moment that is being created just for you.
It was such an auspicious feeling as I just felt am just born now and its long way to go in this feeling to be nurtured forever.

A feeling one cannot put it in words, as something that one can feel is always a feeling that one person explores within. It cannot be the same for the other person as that person will have his/her own version of feelings.

The best part I felt is the drummer and a table and keyboard player – Karsh and his enthralling team (Max ZT on Santoor, Indian classical vocalist – Aditya Prakash, who toured with Ravi Shankar and Alam Khan on Sarode – son of maestro Ali Akbar Khan), when they performed it was ‘zone’ moment where nothing can distract you in life. A moment which kept the audience wondering what will be next and at the end we did get the surprise with the presence of rap singer Mandeep Sethi.


I ended up thinking Karsh is Krazy !!! :D 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Coordination of moods is the essence of rapport...!!!

It was raining outside. The rain drops falling from the roof sliding through the ivy leaves were falling on the window pain. The music that it created a homely feel even though there was no one in that huge house Chitra’s dream house, except Chitra.
Her face was in shock because she still couldn't believe that her husband is no longer in this world yet when he left he died in the arms of the woman whom he loved and that was not Chitra.

Chitra wondered where it started and she couldn't see anything far that she could go back to think. They got married very happily but always they fought. Chitra portrayed it that its love and hence the fight. Though Chitra's husband Pavan always told her something is not right because you are never happy with me, no matter what I do.

Pavan was a self-respecting man and he earned every penny through hardship. He never cared about what type of job it is, as long as he was doing things legally correct he made sure to do the hard work and very soon he established himself in the society as a well respected gentleman. Chitra was working in the software company and she always looked down upon Pavan since his job was no where related to software industry.

Chitra always analyzed and criticized Pavan and this always saddened him. He used to try every possible things to get awarded for his best work with hope that Chitra will appreciate but alas! It was always about being a critic and demotivating gestures. Pavan slowly moved his focus to his work. He did all the duties of a family man except that he convinced himself that he should not look for any love in the house.
Pavan's work was going very well when as a partner he got introduced to couple of new people. Pavan's meeting new people and starting on exciting projects kept him busy and least bothered about Chitra's attitude.
Chitra also was living in her own world of cleaning, decorating the house and whenever she felt she needs a bigger house she would ask Pavan for more money to buy a bigger house. Her plans are always for the future and it will be always for a bigger house, no matter how big she gets this time the preparations are for the next biggest one.
Life went on until many years ago when Chitra got a call from the hospital, asking to come to the hospital to recognize the body. First Chitra thought it must be a wrong number or a wrong home they dialed in. But frequent calls and explanations made Chitra to drive to the near by hospital.
When she reached there she saw there were lot of Pavan's friends and staff who were sad and looking at Chitra in a way to console.



It was Pavan, who took his last breath in the arms of the woman whom he loved the most and that was not Chitra.
When Chitra heard of this and saw the woman standing near Pavan’s body crying, first thing she inquired was so did you get everything signed in your name? I will see to it how you will get this. I will see you in the court. She looked at Pavan and then the woman and then started yelling at his body, ‘look what you did and what you have to go through. I hope you are happy now.’

Whatever was Chitra’s reaction, the lady just walked out of the room giving the space to Chitra with Pavan’s body. As she was doing this the lady remembered Pavan’s voice, ‘She never cared for me. She never even once called me and checked if I had my lunch though I always call her and ask even then she has no courtesy to ask back to me.’

Chitra got all the bank balance of Pavan, the property and whatever assets he made through his hardship all went to Chitra but the precious of all which is love went to the lady whom Pavan loved the most. He always said to her, ‘ I will die without you’ I wish to die before you because I cannot live without you.’

The lady went to Chitra's house after couple of months and made Chitra realize as what she has lost is something more precious than what she has in the bank accounts and in the assets. Chitra's ego was so strong that she thanked the lady and gave her tea. Chitra with an attitude told to the lady, we never got along and we were happy the way we were.
The lady asked didn't you ever felt that you are not leading a normal life of a happy family? Didn't you ever felt when Pavan wanted to hug you it was his love and you ignored his love by removing his hand from hugging? 
Chitra was surprised at this and she wondered what all this lady know about them. The lady walked out of Chitra's house saying I have come here to invite you for a Book Reading Event. Since you like to read I thought this would be a good reason to get out of the house.

The invitation was for the weekend when Chitra decided to show up as her ego always boosted her to go and challenge people. She thought she will challenge the lady. Everyone was there in fact a huge crowd from Pavan's friend circle came - The book was written on Pavan's life story and the author was the lady herself ~ Dawn Smith.

At the end, everyone had tears in their eyes. Chitra was the one who understood the depth of it as she realized she has actually lost everything that she had in the past and whatever she has now has no worth. Dawn was the richest to get Pavan's love and valuable time that they both spent together.

Sometimes its too late to figure out what is the priceless thing that we have in our life. 
Don't kill yourself by drowning in the pool of ego. Life is all about giving and that too giving selfless love.


~ Dawn  

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Happy Birthday To A Brave Girl That I Know - SAKSHI




Like a pearl I see her
Who is sensitive and cute
Yet tough with the waves
Every hurdle that comes
She smiles and walks in 
A breeze of strength to all
A sweet voice of comfort
That she gives to all 
Today is her birthday
A moment to cherish
And thank Sakshi
Because when I see
A powerful woman 
In front of me
With a smiling face
Dreams in her eyes
Taking the norms light
School is just another chapter of life
Ready to flip out her wings
Far and far she has to reach
One step at a time 
As she collects the love of life
Brings many friends on her sides
Showing the fun way of life
WIth her gentle voice she has
She just knows how to carry them all
I feel blessed to witness this pearl
Who is blessed to my friends 
Like a necklace of their life
My wish to this beautiful pearl
Is to be the best in the sea
Sail through the waves
As I know you will make those waves
Where we all will be proud
To say "I know this girl"
Happy birthday dear Sakshi

With love and hugs

~ Dawn










Monday, March 09, 2015

Why love melts me?

I have no clue how and why this came out of my mind when I was riding in the cab from Mumbai to Pune....




On my way to Pune

Why love explodes me?
Why love diverts me?
Why love melts me?
Why love wants me to love?
Why I want to love all?

Why, Why, Why?


~ Dawn

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Happy 8th Birthday To My Chico... ;)

It seems like yesterday....


 I could just hold him in one hand and he would bring all the worldly smile....
His gestures and his expressions would make us surprise and proud...

We all made him like our toy and entertained ourselves....
But all in all he enjoyed the pampering and love too...
He knew how to win everyone's heart...

His chinky eyed smiles always brought the naughtiness in him....


His gestures made me often wonder what he is thinking?....


When I used to ask ... he would have a pretty good happy story to tell...


He keeps himself busy but makes sure he is our world and everything revolves around him...

Yet a caring, loving and protective son he is - a mama's boy who always wishes peace on this planet with no war, no fights and no yelling either.... I worry for his innocent thoughts as the world isn't.
On this 8th birthday I want to wish Rahi to be brave and strong enough to face this world which is very tough, rude and insensitive towards everything. Be the man who protects and respects others and treat women gracefully as you treat me. Rahi, since you have come in my world, you always and every day make me feel special by expressing your love and affection by saying - "I love you my sweetie beauty cutie mom"
Thank you for coming into our lives and spreading happiness at the same time.

A very happy birthday to my dearest... Be the man who takes care of the women of this world with love and respect ;)

Cheers from you mom

~ Dawn

Saturday, March 07, 2015

A person travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.... ;)

Life has taught me many lessons and mind it a brilliant one not to forget anytime.
People may consider this as living in past or remembering the past but I believe we all go back to our text books once in a while whether to relate things at work or at least while teaching your kids so why not the life's experience as well?

My simple theory of happiness is to live and let others live. I do not have to worry what others are doing as long as they are not causing any damage to the society or any other human being. My expectations from life are also less - I wont say I don't have expectations because if I am in this world I do have some basic expectations such as on the road people will follow the traffic rules and such similar basic elements. 

Recently, I came very close to life again and it did took me back to my childhood. This year I happened to be in India again and it was 50th wedding anniversary for my parents. When I think of the number itself I feel thats a big one... imagine how we all count after 10 years and say we need to keep the spirit high and keep the fire burning...but 50 damn years? wow! something to salute the couple.
My brother who is my friend, advisor, and guide too. Many times even my brother doesn't know what he is saying or sharing with me that I can take it as a lesson and imply in my life to improve or streamline it. It was his views that when you meet a stranger you should be able to talk on any topics as the stranger may not be interested in what you are interested and hence I used to read lot of competition success and books which will give me an overall broader view of the world and its topics.
This time it was a surprise meet-up in India where we both met on my parents 50th wedding anniversary and we enjoyed our time just like old days when we were only 4 in the family and mom-dad busy with day to day activities and me and brother busy talking and discussing about anything and everything under the sky. It was exactly that moment that I spent, everyone was happy whether it was my parents, whether it was me and my brother or even if it was our neighbors there.
Until that dawn of Valentine's day when I woke up with the news of accident. 

The thought of it shivers my mind but that time it was always the thought against of what is said. I think I am the black sheep in the family who always went against the norms and tried to believe what I believe and not get influenced by anything. When I got up and went to see in the hospital my heart was saying - nothing would happen because nothing should happen. 
Though lot of thoughts cropped in as what if dad was driving fast and took the wrong turn or for that matter what if the opposite person was rash and what not. When I reached the hospital, seeing my brother lying on the stretcher with one eye tied with bandage which was fully soaked in blood gave me shivers as I thought he lost his eyes... I hugged him with tears in eyes when he called out my name and asked what am I doing here?




First I was happy or should I say I was happy at least he remembers me. The moment I looked around I saw dad lying in another stretcher and I called out for dad when my brother again said - why dad is here? How come I am here? Who brought me here?

Dad was only complaining about the back pain and before I could figure out what to say, the hospital facilities requested to take to another hospital where they have neurosurgeons. 

I don't want to go in details but life took me back to my childhood days and gave me that beautiful flavor of my time that I always craved for and then a sudden jerk or wakeup call by giving this incident for all of us to remember and cherish our loved ones. Luckily I can say I have my dad and brother with me and my mom.

I always feel we are all travelers here and part and parcel of it we meet people and make relationships but at the end we leave the story one by one - as long as you are part of the story try to enjoy it because once you or someone else leaves the story you will never see them or meet them except the memories.

Life is to live and enjoy every moment!

~ Dawn

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