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I want

I want

to fly high like a bird
to swim deep like a fish
to flow freely like a river
to wander like a thought

no limits
no ifs
no buts
no yes
no no

to break free
to let go
to fly high
to swim deep
to be me

I am

a prisoner of my own thoughts
limited by my own self
bounded by my own belief

I want

to break free
to let go
to break free
to be me

Shubhra
composed on 27/12/06 at 1 am

आँखें

नींद भरी आँखें
न सोती न जगती आँखें
न कुछ कह कर भी
सब कुछ कहती आँखें
रोज़ नये ख्वाब देखती आँखें
प्यार की खुशी से दमकती आँखें
यार के इंतज़ार में मचलती आँखे
नज़रों में लम्हात बटोरती आँखें
रोज़ कयी ख्वाब बुन्ति आँखें

गम में नम आँखें
टूटे ख्वाबों पर रोती आँखें
यार की जुदाई में उदास आँखें
अपने माज़ी को हर शय में खोजती आँखें
अश्कों को पलकों पर रोकती आँखें

मन का आईना हैं आँखें
ख्वाबों की तस्वीर हैं आँखें
झरोखा मेरी दुनिया का, ये आँखें
ये ख़ामोश आँखें, मेरी ख़ामोश आँखें

शुभ्रा
27/12/06 at 1 am
Jeeja in her traditional dress

On way to Gamshali

Dronagiri

The Magestic Nanda Devi

Trying Times

I have been in Media all through. Started with niche area and then joined a main stream media organization, but its only in last 1 year or so that I have actually understood what this profession is all about. Being an HR person, earlier I use to treat all people alike and for me they were employees… but now I can see a difference, they are foremost journalist and then an employee…

Being in HR I have also got a chance to interact and observe all kinds of people and from all genre. The veterans and the trainees on one side, those who have worked hard and made their name and place in the new media on the other side and also those who couldn’t care less about anything…

Therefore today I pen down what I feel about today’s time and manner. I feel that the time that one is exposed to today is the most difficult for anyone in this field. This time is the real test of a person’s desire, ambition, ethics and all those values that brought him or her into this field. The men will be separated from …

Am I what I really wanted to be...

I just read a thought posted by my friend on her msn spaces...She talked about how we end up behaving badly with people and how we are rude with telecallers etc... It took me to my experience...

I have been rude to tele callers, to people calling up for jobs... To people coming over to office without an appointment and asking for 5 mins.... I don't meet them... as if, if they had taken appointment I would have met them... I know I can't help them, I know I am pressed for time, I know I don't need credit cards or loans, yet I do all that and disappoint one or at times many people...

I remember the times when I was looking for a job and seeking appointments... I use to say when I become an HR manager I will definitely not be like them... Yet when I am on the other side... I think only of me and my time and all the manners etc go to a moral science book... I never wanted to be this way... but I also wonder in this age and time can one survive without being like that... I still …

Heart out for Sachin

Sometime back Sachin Tendulkar was in news again for all the wrong reasons. He apparently got out for a score of 1. All the media was full of things like is it time for Sachin to be out... is he going the Ganguly way etc... Then he had a shoulder injury and was operated aupon... again the people went about should he retire...? Should he retire like Steve Waugh or will he go the Gavaskar and Kapil Dev way... My heart went out to him. When a guy makes hundreds of runs its ok but if he happens to be out for 1 then he is over... A guy who has shouldered the expectations of millions of people the world over all these years and yet managed to keep his head over his shoulders and perform wonders is being put in the docket again and again... Its just unfair...I feel like shouting to the world pls give him a break, whenever this kind of talks sprung up.
On the other hand his critics say that he is a public figure and we have all the right to comment on him and his future and to write both goo…

Big deal about Bush

All of yday evg and the whole of today the country, specially the media is going beserk on Bush reaching India.... I understand that its not everyday that US president visits India... but then this president is not worth all this hype...

how can we forget 9/11.... it was his govt's security lapse and intelligence failure that led it to happen.... then Afganistan war.... Iraq war... At Iraq he had no agenda of his own but was just fulfilling his dad's agenda... how can we forget the human right's commissions reports on how american soldiers are treating the iraqi prisoners...

This man is no reformer....

If we as a country want to fight for justice and stand for what is right than we cannot and should not treat him so highly. I understand that economically we need US and they need us, but then we should also speak against them when they are out there to kill innocent people and just capture states....

When Clinton was here as President, I just was too ecstatic that he had visi…

Finally I am here....

I have views on so many things in life but no place or platform to share... For any current topic I would have my views as well but no discussion forum. I would get ideas at the weirdest of times and moments when I can't even write in my diary.... and finally today i have after much procastination created my own blog...

when i was deciding a name for my blog I thot of all sensible names but all were taken and then i came with this one... "kabtak"

sounds quite apt... I want to use this space to pen my thots on everything around me from Jessica lal, to Bush visit to cricket frenzy to the changing media scenario to the changing value system and everything else....

Life around us is so full of activity.... and i am amazed how the surroundings with so much happenings never really bothered me earlier... we all are so preoccupied in our own lives that the social structure and all that is woven around it never crossed my horizons. I never realised why i am a supporter of a particu…