An Eternal Eulogy ~ Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam…!

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October 15th 1931 – July 27th 2015

I know its not easy for me to write this post, I know its not an easy task for me to bid farewell to you, I know I can see my tears becoming unstoppable for you, I know for sure I haven’t cried for any President who are resting at peace along with you.. I know I can feel the numbness I’m going through.. I’m sobbing for the reason only you and I know,  A sense of Vacuum my heart is feeling now, and I know Its going to be tough without you, I haven’t gathered strength to write an Eulogy all this time in my life no, for heaven sake not for you to begin with at least, but I know I need to write this one now, I know I need to write this one for you, for this is the last moment I would ever have, I shall ever cherish writing something for you once and that this shall stay forever with me for this is the last moment I can say How much you mean to me and How much u have mentored me in my sleepless nights and in my silent fright.

You taught me to say “Yes to my Flaws” ” Yes to my Faults” ” Yes to my Dreams” ” Yes to my Hopes” “Yes to my Failures” “Yes to my Success” “You taught me to stay proud of being a last bencher” “You taught me to say “Yes to Myself” You had Ignited my Mind, you had given Wings of Fire to my dreams..!!!

I knew you were getting old, but I had told several times to myself, Age is just a number and you shall shine strong for long, How many times I had come to try my luck of meeting u, knowing or hearing people say you drop in here – you drop in there for a cup of coffee sometimes, or for a convocation sometimes or to address youth gatherings sometime, or simply to plant a sapling sometime, when I had been to Rameshwaram too I had asked my friend to take me to to your place just to get a glimpse of you, but looks like the lady luck had her own reason for making my dream stay only a dream for now!

Did I say I have a connection with you, Yes I do, It started way back in 2003 -2006 my Under Graduation period it was, a golden period of India too..2002 -2007 for we had you as our President – You were 71 years young then and your energy electrified we students, we had called u Youthful President!

I’m at loss.. I’m at darkness.. I’m at shock.. My First Appointment letter was signed by you, I should have treasured it, I know, I was just a student then working with All India Radio for the Youth Wing and dint know it was a piece of jewel I was holding onto… I had written an article addressed to you which is unpublished and kept safe with me till today, which was about the Experience we few students had in Madras Regimental Centre, I had your books in my hands, reading about you was my pleasure, sharing knowledge about you to my friends was my treasure, wanting to meet u was always my dream ever, now it shall stay safe deep in my heart like that forever.

I knew you were to go to Shillong.. but just dint know you were on a journey to never return… I miss you will be a small word to say.. as I know this tears tell me I have missed a part of mine now.. Loved you, Admired You, Connected with you and may be one day we shall meet for my dreams to come true.. One day.. someday till then Rest In Peace A. P. J.Abdul Kalam.

A warm hug I feel now, for sure believing it is from you my guardian Angel…!

It was either Friend or a best friend never it was anything else.

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Last Week of the month all busy in Targets Meetings.. Goals Setting.. Review Meetings.. Team Discussions.. Someone scolding someone.. someone appreciating someone.. Someone Envying someone, someone Inspired by someone, someone getting their first appointment letter.. Someone putting down their paper…“Winners being celebrated; failures being declared”

Monday start of a week towards the ending of the month…while we are so stuck on our busy hustle-bustle schedule in attaining our achievements and stepping into the glory of “winning moment”… let’s do take a moment to love ourselves, for in this very moment someone somewhere is taking their last breath, thinking and wishing silently, with a tear loosening up from the side of the eyes which saw, imagined, dreamed, I wish I had time to love myself too while I was busy pursing my dreams of desires…!!!!

Goooooddddd Morrrrnnniinnngg Mondayy…..I started writing this as a post on my Facebook wall… as my thoughts started pouring in like the morning showers we had today, I thought its better off here than on my wall… So, we were talking about loving oneself, when I was a child growing up we had friends.. who were real. We use to visit them without asking permissions and approvals, we show-up just like that, eat in their house, play with them and sometimes we even take a nap, ending our day with a cup of coffee and snacks, all excited to meet the same friend tomorrow morning in the school. Even after school get’s over, I remember when we had Land line numbers our friends calling us and we still end up speaking for hours giggling for no reasons that I can think off to write now, but we loved every moment of it.

Today we have in each of our hands 2 and 3 mobile phones for various purpose, one for selfies, One for showing off, and one for utility, and none to make a call to their loved ones. We all have become so big – Tech – Savvy’s that we mark and take reminders, appointments, and approvals to visit our own relatives, We have Big big televisions at home, but none to sit and pop-up a popcorn along side to watch a Sunday evening movie, I still remember when we were kids we use to sit in a group or a line in our friends house or in our cousin’s place watching a Sunday movie and that was a luxury, needless to state all of us praying god that day not to end or for heavy rains to slash the city so that school declares a holiday, for next day morning we had our test and home-work to be submitted. We sit and plan what to tell our respective mothers the best reason to bunk the school, if god decides not to hear our prayers, which most of the times he never did so plan B you see… but our mothers would outsmart us all time and we end up with drowsy eyes, heavy bags with even heavier hearts, Canvas shoes, White uniform, and no home-work books…!!!!

Teachers made us stay out and though it was just one or two of us, we look at our friends, eye contact was powerful tool even then you see.. that made few of them stand up and say “even I dint bring mam”… and she ended up sending from a few of us or many of them. Now our prayers changed, for that one moment our only prayer was.. our sisters should not pass the corridor. That was the time we all hated our mom’s decision of having our siblings on the same school. The one’s who were the stand alone, were the happiest. we Envied their freedom, but ironically we also loved having our siblings in our school for it saved us from many things. I shall write on my next blog from what and all it saved, that shall become a classic!

In spite of all differences, we loved ourselves so much so that we loved everyone around us, the reason we had real people and the real people were our friends.. today we have people.. we call them acquaintance, I never knew the meaning of that one when I was growing up.. it was either Friend or a best friend never it was anything else.

today I have a Colleague, A Team Mate, An Acquaint, A Facebook friend, A what’s App group – Friends “which I Exit the min my work is done”, A friend for benefit, A Best – Friend for Gossip, A True Friend for Shopping, An all Girls-Out-Gang for partying, and Childhood friend to share all these non-sense to giggle with! OMG I’m surprised with the list that I have just listed down..  Here come’s the question

What makes us transform from Real to Reel people?

What makes us have that one last wish which the statistics says 80% of the dying people do – I wish I had loved myself more!

What does it take for you to find that little time to love yourself a bit more than you are actually doing today?

and What does it take to call a person a “Friend”

Last week of the month.. someone appreciating someone.. Someone Envying someone, someone Inspired by someone, someone getting their first appointment letter.. Someone putting down their paper…“Winners being celebrated; failures being declared” and in this very moment someone somewhere taking their last breath, thinking and wishing silently, I wish I had time to love myself too while I was busy pursing my dreams of desires…!!!! 

Bahubali with some of The Best & The Most Beautiful Management Insights

bahubali bannerI write from the belief, by now you should have watched this Epic movie or at least for sure you must have heard of it, When I went to the theaters to watch this movie, should agree I was in awe of it, spectacular, mind-blowing, beautiful, super interesting and thought – Provoking. I watched the movie and came out of it as every one else did, the one movie after Titanic that kept playing, re-playing in my mind was this one for sure. Scene after scene, sequence after sequence was being vividly displayed, I wonder at the ability of the saying” What your eyes can see, your mind can perceive” well, in this case it was absolute truth. My mind kept playing all that I saw on the big screen one more time like a movie being played on a Television. I enjoyed resting myself on my couch, eyes closed, loving and relishing the Beautiful Milky White Waterfall, The Spectacular “Mahishmathi” Kingdom, The Everest Like Rocks which the hero climbs on, The Breath-Taking war sequence and the Thought-Provoking moment…….

Mind: Rems, Heart:Hmmmm….. Mind: Rems… Heart: Yeah…… Tell me…I’m listening, Mind: Remi.. – Don’t you see it? Heart: What? my heart asked my mind, My mind again replayed the movie one more time, You Idiot – Now Watch it, Watch for not seeing but for seeking my mind ordered, and my heart obeyed! This time quite slow unlike the other times, eyes still closed… The Movie “Bahubali.. The Beginning” played in my beautiful mind at the end my eyes opened, my hands searched for the Laptop and I knew I had to write what I discovered.

While I said, it was Thought – Provoking, what I meant was, the way in which I saw the movie on the nth time.. From the Eyes of not an admirer.. but from the Eyes of an administrator and what my mind meant by “not for seeing but for seeking was… The Great Management Lessons this Movie had Given us”…! Allow Me…!! 

Shiva as the Protagonist plays his role quite charmingly, Girls, I cannot go without agreeing – Quite Hot and Handsomely..lol 🙂 as a child he tries climbing the very slippery, Very dangerously, unimaginable water fall to its heights, and he isn’t a hero yet, so he slips down, falls at his back, looks back at the rocks and tells to himself One Day..!

Days pass, he sets himself on a Mission Impossible – he slips, he falls, he tries, he climbs higher and higher one climb after another, then comes the Quantum Leap that he needs to take to reach his destination, He falls again one more time from a great height.. His friends do tell us the number of times he had fallen from the same point, but he never quits, then he gets a purpose for his pursuit, while he had passion to reach to the top before, he understands the power the Purpose, when you mix the Passion with the Purpose at the right Proposition the Magic Works

“Quantum Leap – Happens”  – Lesson No 1 – Stop not, Until you reach you goal…!

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As Shiva, successfully does the herculean task of mountaineering, he encounters his lady love of his dreams, Beautiful, Naive, Soft and Wonderful young girl, to his surprise the reality of his dream girl was nothing like he dreamt, there she was right in front of him standing, With fearless Eyes, Emotionless Lips, Completely covered in an armored outfit, Tall, Tough and Strong. A warrior? Yes, Indeed she was a Warrior – Avantika! There is a scene in the movie where she see’s her reflection on a standstill water and she shakes if off… then “The taming -of-the-shrew” happens through a song, where she ends up seeing her reflection in the water one more time – Beautiful transformation “From the eyes of the beholder” she was standing right before him as exactly as he had dreamt of her, An angelic young lady, she see’s herself nothing like how she has seen or known herself before, her Kajaled eyes, Naturally Pigmented Lips, Armored clothing turned into an outfit to showcase her womanhood, Her neatly tied up hair now loosened and making her look stunning and revealing her true self from all angles.

Lesson No 2: Forget not, Womanhood needn’t be vulnerable and Courage needn’t be skin deep, its soul deep!photofunny.net__final_6898065369_

They show a lady, hands and legs chained to an iron chain, saree completely worn and torn, been ages since she has bathed or even had food, her face all wrinkled, she has been locked up for some reason and we see her walking around collecting small pieces of twigs, the conversation between Kattappa and her, reveals her face for the first time – Devasena! Her eyes full of courage, voice filled with desire to avenge, her heart full of belief one day, someday there shall come her son to rescue her and he shall burn the unjustifiable to ashes and for that day she thou not leave the place of her mighty kingdom – Mahishmathi today! Questioning her action of collecting the twigs, she shows the funeral death-bed that she had been weaving for the past 25 years little by little, twig by twig by her hands in which the lies the end of Bhallaladeva.

Lesson No 3: No matter what circumstances you are chained to, keep doing the right, one thing at a time.. and believe in “This too Shall Pass

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He hates him to the core of his heart, his love for his kingdom goes beyond words, he is a man of words, virtue and values! A seasoned warrior! A mighty chieftain whose armoury skills are admired and respected. A person to trust… He is Kattappa! It wouldn’t take less than a micro Milli seconds for Kattappa to chop the head of the cruel king giving justice to Mahishmati. But instead, he chooses to be his shadow of safety and guard him from all disaster which surprises the evil king himself!

Lesson No: 4 – Loyalty may be tested by time, but Victory comes to those who stands with the truth!

satyaraj She is Intuitive, Inspiring, Intelligent and Empowering. She knows the future could unfold many untold secrets, she knows the art of ruling the kingdom, the art of understanding her enemies and the art of never to under-estimate the wolves standing around her.  She is a Chanakya, she is a chivalry, she is Sivagami! She has an eagle’s view, a warm heart, observes everything that is happening in and out, unadulterated love for both her sons, and the verdict of her judgement that is beneficial of her kingdom – Mahishmati than to her family and self.

Lesson No:5 – Decision making is not a science, it’s an Art! Be decisive.

sivagamiBecoming someone you want and being the someone who others want to become are two different things. He is mightier than the sword, Stronger than the storm, Intense than the deep blue sea, He is liberal, He is motivator, He is Leader, He is Fighter, He is Lover, He is Brother, He is saviour,  He is Bahubali!

The war against “Kalakeya” displays the true quality of a great leader. While Bhallaladeva is given stronger and powerful weapons, Bahubali’s weapons doesn’t stand anything that Bhallaladeva has acquired, while Bahubali understands that, he uses his logical brain to think and uses oiled clothes to kill the enemies, while Bhallaladeva uses his weapons to kill innocent people along with the enemies, Bahubali saves the innocent people and ends up killing enemies. Inspite of Kalakeya’s troop outnumbers Bahubali’s to 1:4 ratio, Bahubali uses his limited resource to win the war with glory!

A point comes where Mahishmati troop accepts defeat and start running away, Bahubali calls for his troop, encourages them to stand together and fight until they win, he motivates them with his actions by taking the lead of going towards “Kalakeya” the troop follows his foot-step and Bahubali captures “kalekeya” as he stands in front of him lifting his sword to chop his head right off to the ground, Bhallaladeva uses his weapon to kill “Kalakeya” declaring he killed Kalakeya and thus, he becomes the king, Sivagami stands unbiased by his actions of killing the evil and declares ” Bahubali” The King for his nobility and Leadership quality displayed at the warfare.

Lessons from the War Front:

Bahubali-Movie-New-Posters-and-Designs-36. It’s not How many in your team that makes you a winner; It’s who you are being stood by that counts

Choose wisely!

7. Losers give reasons for failures, Winners use them as an opportunity 

Think out of box

8. Failure is not Final; Victory is not eternal – It’s a journey towards unleashing ones own potential

Don’t fear defeat

9. Motivation and Encouragement doesn’t stand for long just by words – We See – We Do!

Action Speaks Louder Than Words – Act Now.

10. Don’t declare the result even before beginning your best – You are more Powerful than you can ever Imagine  Dream Big!

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Indeed a too long break it was…

Well, writing a blog after 2 years of a break is not that easy as I thought it would be I guess.. Yes, 2 years is indeed a too long break I agree… I haven’t taken time to write anything here.. Write will be a higher degree I shall put myself to the ground and confess to even visit or even if I had sometime here and there logged in.. haven’t spent quality time. When I finally decided to pull my socks up and get back to my small space that I have created long time ago, I seriously had my doubts on the blog of mine this time, I heard my little Impish side of my brain being bit funny at me, you see funny is a light word of saying sarcastic.. that’s my new finding in this 2 years you can say.. so It just told me that my blog by now would have become a barren land and that it would be a lost island for me to find my way to…

and when I did type the word press.com the URL did work and it did get me to the site and the hero of my conversation haven’t stopped laughing yet, so what’s next was my question seeing the entry to the world of words.. username and Password????? Yeah Rite.. go ahead Rems.. let’s see what you have got!  was exactly what ran in my mind and I knew to get it right would be a herculean task nevertheless..  I rubbed both my hands against eachother and the warmth from the rub made me feel better.. so there I was trying to get my user name right and that wasn’t difficult but Password? my impish mind was right for once.. I did try my luck on the Password attempts a couple of times.. thank god it wasn’t like one banking site were I have 3 chances. had that been the case here, I’m sure by now I would have been siting and scratching my head over wondering and wandering on thinking how on earth am I gonna start this all over again.. luckily that did not happen., thanks to my memory skills and that’s the reason why you are still reading me.. after I logged in , I sensed a feeling of accomplishment and yes, here I am doing some changes.. add on’s and making my site look better wouldn’t know for a thing if I had done it rightly, 2 years things have changed.. so I keep telling you, Its been 2 years.. what kept me so busy that I couldn’t come here to sit and talk to you guys..

well.. yes, I got married and that’s been 2 years now.. so while the reason could have been politically correct.. I was very well being on my own so did have time to write still I’m now in 2015.. that supports me at the least I guess.. what else held me back I questioned.. and I think to myself having absolutely no clue neither any answers… so I decided to dump the idea of searching for answers and start getting into something I believe I do well.. Writing. So here I’m folks with all smiles and happiness sitting in my world of words.. A small nest that I have created for me to rest a while and pour my thoughts taking me into a new world every time I write a blog!