Thursday, August 17, 2006

my enounter with GOD...

all photos by : sonal and minal modak

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

kabhi alvida na kehna...

We all have gathered on the occasion of 15th august, all of us having a holiday. (leave aside the ideological patriotism n ur duties towards nation !!! we r getting a day off n we, ‘the’ family want to enjoy our day together.)
A plan comes up, lets have good food n catch up with some nice movie…ANTHONY KAUN HAI would be a good choice to enjoy the laughter together!!!

God!!! it’s a holiday n our navi mumbai has the one n only multiplex dat normally gets flooded as if there is nothing better to do on holidays !!!…so there we were...watching KANK…!!!

We were hoping for few good looking faces wearing nice clothes. Beautiful locations, some, not so bad music n that’s how the movie would end. As simple as that !!! but who knew what we had in store for us…yes there were good faces of RANI and PRIETY (most of the time crying or confused), let me not comment on the locations which were overpowered by ‘the’ SHAHRUKH !!! his sick attitude towards life n people who loved him was …PATHETIC!!!
AMITABH, ABHISHEK, KIRON KHER did little good to the film by entertaining us…but that’s to their own credit…director was nowhere to stand by.
We all managed to survive the movie n get out with a headache…

NOOO…I’ve still to derive the morale of the story…!!!

Monday, July 17, 2006

रोज रोज

तेच जग, नवीन आभास
तीच सकाळ, नवीन प्रकाश
तीच रात्र, नवीन अनुभव
तेच झाड, नवीन बहर
तीच माणसं, नवीन संभाषण
तेच मन, नवीन आठवण
तोच देह, नवीन श्‍वास
तीच नाती, नवीन रंग
तोच रंग, नवीन संग
तोच रस्‍ता, नवी दिशा

दिवसाच्‍या शेवटी, वेगळीच मी !

-sonal m m

Friday, June 30, 2006


जगाच्या नकाशावर धुंडाळूनही सापडणार नाही अशा बेटावर आपण नकळत उतरतो.
एखाद्या अलवार क्षणी. ते असतं जखमी हृदयाचं बेट.
कधी असतो आपण त्या बेटावरचे प्रवासी, तर कधी रहिवासी !!!
इथं येण्यासाठी नको कुठलीही कागदी औपचारिकता, हवी असते फक्त केव्हातरी, कुठेतरी एखाद्या अनाम क्षणी झालेली खोल पाझरती जखम. नातं त्या जखमेशीच जडतं.
रात्रीच्या कुशीत आसपासचे डोळे मिटू मिटू झाले की जखमा डोळे किलकिले करतात... वाहू लागतात !!!

-sonal m m


नदी सागरा मिळता, पुन्‍हा येइना बाहेर
कशी शहाण्‍यांची मनं, नाही नदीला माहेर?
काय सांगू बापांनो, तुम्‍ही आंधळ्‍यांचे चेले
नदी माहेरा जाते, म्‍हणून तर जग चाले
सारे जीवन नदीचे, घेतो पोटात सागर
जरी तिला आठवतो, जन्‍म दिलेला डोंगर
डोंगराच्‍या मायेसाठी, रुप वाफेचे घेऊन
नदी उडत जाते, पंख वार्‍याचे लेऊन
पुन्‍हा होऊन लेकरु, नदी वाजविते वाळा
पान्‍हा फुटतो डोंगरा, आणि येतो पावसाळा

- ग.दि.मा.

Monday, June 26, 2006

आषाढस्य प्रथमदिवसे

तस्मिन्नन्द्रो कतिचिदबलाविप्रयुक्त: स कामी नीत्वा मासान् कनकवलयभ्रंशरिक्तप्रकोष्ठ: ।
आषाढस्य प्रथमदिवसे मेघमाश्लिष्टसानुं वप्रक्रिडापरिणतगजप्रेक्षणीयं ददर्श ।।

A certain Yaksha who had been negligent in the execution of his own duties, deprived of his powers on account of a curse from his master which was to be endured for a year and which was onerous as it separated him from his beloved, made his residence among the hermitages of Ramagiri, whose waters were blessed by the bathing of the daughter of Janaka and whose shade trees grew in profusion.
That lover, separated from his beloved, whose gold armlet had slipped from his bare forearm(as he became thin due to separation), having dwelt on that mountain for some months, on the first day of the month of Ashadha, saw a cloud embracing the summit which resembled a mature elephant playfully butting a bank.

- Kalidas ur eyes....

Recently The Reader’s Digest carried out a survey, which concluded in awarding Amchi Mumbai the crown of being ‘The Rudest City’ in the world…
Though I’ve a limited knowledge about how seriously n honestly the survey was carried out, one thing for sure…I’m in total opposition to this conclusion.

I'm an outsider here in Mumbai. I’ve known the city for a very small period till now, but my experiences in all this while contradict the above-mentioned conclusion.

Frankly speaking I’m not any Pakka Mumbaikar or even don’t intend to become one!!!
My belief is, this is not the city to live in but the fact that the city helps freshers like us very readily in establishing ourselves in all senses.
So you come here, work like a dog for a while, make best out of it n make ur way out in time, if u want a quality life. Once u fail to get out of it, u r stuck here the rest of ur life…its so simple!!!
I, myself don’t want to settle here for my life, but knowing all this I’ve seen how easily this city absorbs n helps people sustain….how can a rudest city can do dat at first…!!!

How can one deny the helping nature of real Mmbaikars’ here.
I’ve seen how u’ r offered help if u r disoriented even before u taking efforts to bother someone for the direction!
Look at the overcrowded local trains here…by looking at them u feel it can burst any given moment…have u seen such accommodative city like this anywhere in the world…?

The thing, I feel, is life in Mumbai sucks !!!
Its no different for all – be it a beggar, a middle class person or even a so called celebrity..! Mumbai treats all with the same intensity. Every damn person is busy running to meet ends…actually…the distances one has to scale everyday…!!!
One has to run so much just to make his living…I cant believe it sometimes…still he finds a moment out to help someone in need of it…have we forgotten the 26th july 05 floods?

So with all due respect here is my disagreement !!!

- sonal m m

Thursday, June 15, 2006

my argument

Democracy often evolves into a two-party system : those that propose and those that oppose.
Why not have everyone involved in the constructive process of designing/planning a way forward…??? Because it would be far too complicated to have a way forward that satisfies everyone. This may be because we are cultured in the either/or habit of argument and debate.
We are so used to win or lose as an idiom that we assume that if we do not completely get our own way then we have ‘lost’ it. So our thinking habit creates the system and then we claim that the system is inevitable because of our own thinking habits.

- sonal m m

Monday, June 12, 2006

Mumbai...Rare Shots

Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan...
the photographs have so much to say...i would prefer to keep silence here...

- photos : sonal m m

Chaotic System

Generally speaking the words "chaos" and "system" dont go hand in hand.
the obvious questing comes - "if there is a chaos how can there be any system?"
chaos ahas something to do with unorganised/not orderly/ non systematic...condition of any given object or a scene...

Until the last few decades, chaotic systems have not been studied nearly as much as ordered systems, perhaps because chaotic systems are far more difficult to understand...

for instance lets look at the rising smoke from a cigarette, some of the differences between ordered and chaotic systems. Initially the smoke rises in a smooth upward flow, which breaks down a few inches above the tip of the cigarette into a disordered, turbulent motion. due to some kind of disturbance.
This is an example of a transition from an ordered system into a chaotic one.

A system of more than two bodies orbiting under their mutual gravitational attraction is also chaotic, thus the entire solar system can be considered chaotic!

A stream of water flowing out of an appropriately adjusted outlet shows similar behaviour, which is evident in a lots of situations, both man-made and natural.

The weather systems of the atmosphere which are intertwined with the heat, pressure and mass flows in the oceans are chaotic.

One can very easily apply the same theory to his/her day to day happenings...u plan your day and try to follow your plan to the best of your capabilities...but there are few things that take place which are not in your plan. They affect your plan in a positive or a negative manner.

It can be really interesting to monitor your day n analyse it...who knows it might help you solving problems in your you in some systematic manner to lead your way to an organised and systematic mental and physical life...!!!

- sonal m m

God has put a secret art into the forces of nature so as to enable it to fashion itself out of chaos into a perfect world system...

- photos : sonal m m

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

still wait.....
wait for the magician to arrive....
he indeed is gonna come.....
so wait for his newest set of magic.....
guess wat he has in store for u this time.....
again a new creation...
again a new beginning....
a new ray.....
a new hope....dat never dies....
the world seems so dark at a particular point of life.....n the magician - the creator arrives.....
dips u in a glassfull of life....
u again start dreaming......
u feel the warmth in u......the flame still alive....get up....
get up......learn what he wants to teach u......
understand what he has o say.....
see what he he does his magic....
just a shower after a eager wait of few months n lady earth is blooming agin.....
sprouting seed.....
a little green spray peeping out from the mud....
just feel it.....fill ur heart with the freshness.....the fragrance....


- sonal m m
waqt tikta nahi kahi tikkar....iski aadat bhi aadami si hai....

so true !!!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

in search of lost time.....

today saw a blog of a friend of mine n found it really interesting.
dat injected a need to create my own blog which i would rather call it a DIARY...

wen in school n college it was a hobby close to my heart... before going to bed it used to be diary time...there was no restriction on the topic to be written. it was not hard n fast dat some particular topic has to be covered or so...