Do I owe you anything?

Sam is a happy go lucky guy.. full in love with his parents aged 65 and 70 respectively..

One day father Rahul gets a heart attack and he is gone for ever leaving behing Sam and his mom..

Sam is 25, and as his mom struggled to have kid.. it was after near 2 decade, he came on earth with god’s grace..

Needless to say Radha , his mom loves Sam tremendously..

Sam.. is Shyam.. who has moved over to USA and has removed HY to make the name more familiar..

One day Sam gets a frantic call from his mom

Radha ”Sam.. you have never told me, that you removed me from the bank account joint holder ? the bank refused to give me even money..  ”

Sam ”Mom.. relax.. my girl friend Somya felt.. better to have control right away rather then getting into settling all that.. ”

Radha ”smart girl.. so she is ensuring no complexity comes when am dead”

Sam ”nothing like that mom”

Radha “how should I fend then?”

Sam ‘See I will try to send US$100 per month.. it will be in my common friend”s account and he will give you in cash”

Radha remembers the struggle to have Sam reach earth..

Radha ‘seriously.. a name I thought would make you be like the most beloved Lord and I regret naming you Shyam too”

Sam ”hey relax mom..  why are you so worried. am there to look after you”

Radha ”how is your startup doing?”

Sam ”excellent Mom.. just raised US$2M”

Radha ”Am happy.  ”

Sam ”am still your kid mom.. just understand why am doing so.. just to ensure no complexities come in account handling”

Radha ”Do I owe you anything further?”

Sam is silent..

The phone is disconnected.

(This piece of writing is absolute fiction.. no relevance, coincidence with dead or alive and not intended to hurt any religious or any sentiments..  It is just a trend observed where kids are not taking care of their elders..  not sure why? but it is really sadenning to see elders wiping away their entire funds to groom kids, train and educate them and subsequently only to land themselves in mess..

wake up call for all elders to be careful and ensure everything is in your hand till you live and keep loving your kids all the way.. do not go overboard in emotions and repent later”

For youngsters : look at all the years of your life.. Friendship day also means being friends with your parents. I am sure all are friends.. if not, tomorrow is another opportunity for you

Happy friendship day

Grave consequence

Nandu is standing in queue waiting for his turn in ATM.  His mom rushes to him

Mom ‘Nandu.. your father is expired… just rush in’

Nandu ‘Mom… agreed.. but if I will not get cash, how will we complete last rites’

Mom has tears.. she rushes back home

Nandu is sympathized by people around him…

Whispers around ‘black money will perish.. some folks have to give sacrifice’

Nandu is silent.. shocked but awaiting his turn

As he reaches.. the ATM has exhausted cash…

Nandu calls upon the priests..

Priest ‘we will not accept 500 and 1000 denominator.. I hope you have the new currency’

Nandu ‘have a bit of gold.. please take that but we need to complete his last rites’

Priest ‘arrange for the sticks etc at grave yard’

Nandu and his friends now reach the funeral ground..

Nandu’s father is put on pyre…

Priest ‘any thing you wish to offer’

Nandu puts the last 500 bucks he has with him

Priest ‘do not get so emotional.. that money is important for you’

Nandu ‘you can take it if you wish to’

Priest takes that note

As he lights the pyre.. Nandu remembers his father bringing in 500 rupee note every week and handing over to his mom as his remuneration out in village.. and his mom used to save a few notes… and then reached the city… reasons Nandu felt there is no scope in village.. and he had taken a rickshaw to drive vehicles’

As his father moves towards Ashes… Nandu feels why could the government not implement IT infrastructure even in remotest of village in India..

Next day again he is in ATM line.. with smile on his face

He finds few folks again there..

The bank official is putting some color in his hand…

Official ‘you did come yesterday.. how come you still have more notes’

Nandu ‘my mom forgot one of her piggy bank which carried 3-4 notes more.. and I need it for the 10days rituals’

Official ‘ok last time.. next time’

Official is harassed and murmurs ‘really do not know when all this will end’

Another intellectual standing in queue murmurs ‘all  only remembered marriage but death too is an event in this country’

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(It is fiction but just addressing a present pain point)

Father

Many a time in our life we think of our father as a super hero… who can fulfill what ever is possible..

Scared at times.. worried about his reactions.. life as it is, fathers can be bossy..

fathers can be choosy but at times.. we do love our funny father who prances around with you playing foot ball or reaching out to the nearest shop to gift you with a new dress..

At times careless.. no caring.. you wonder why he chose to be with mom, bringing me to this earth.. but a pain in his eyes.. tells he does care for you at least once a while..

A mere hug and a whisper that you will do great.. and am there to support you.. makes you feel confident…

and one day he is gone.. all above as a star and moist eye remembers only moments and wonder did we really spend time with him when he needed you for some more time…

Searching father in a partner.. most of babies wish this in their heart

Search mother in a partner.. most of boys wish this in their heart

So why not be with your father today.. .and enjoy the moments of Happy Father’s day and do not neglect your mom too as she is his beloved dear..

 

Media Tigers

Manny ‘these folks are nothing but media tigers.. feed on media.. create buzz but when we closely follow their likes..  there are dips… only when the social media campaign begins sudden burst of traffic’

Susan ‘Sir.. this is our business.. they are our clients… we need to promote them.. it is fine to pump in more likes.. and at times hate sentiments too’

Manny ‘am really unhappy with my own business.. ‘

Susan ‘you have been running this so successfully.. why this sudden change of heart?’

Manny ‘my son initiated a startup in retail space… but his competitors used wrong tactics to push hate in other platforms.. and he has gone under depression’

Susan is silent…

Manny ‘Media Tigers thrive on media, social networks to spread message and sometimes it works for benefit of individuals and sometimes it is big mess’

Susan ‘you have been in same business too’

Manny ‘I never realized.. it will hit me so badly one day’

Susan ‘there is no solution.. products get investors.. they have to sell.. hype has to get built.. buzz has to be created…. so it is part and parcel of game’

Manny gets a call

Manny ‘I have to rush.. he committed suicide..’

Susan has drop of tears in her eyes..

After Manny leaves she murmurs

‘To believe or not to believe is something we keep questioning to God.. God is Unknown.. Sometimes as Idol we worship too.. but what sort of belief is this.. where just media can make us believe what is right or wrong and create such psychological impacts and sometimes harm selves too’

 

Mathematics of Life

Mother + Father = new born baby

Teacher + Kid = school

Mother + Father + Kid = Home

Mother  + Father + school – teacher = Upbringing

Professor + Kid = College

School – Teacher  = College – Professor = Mentor

Upbringing – Father – Mother = Mentor

Upbringing – (Father+Mother) = Mentor

Upbringing – new born baby = Mentor

New born baby = Mentor + Upbringing

Hope all understand this puzzles of life

New born baby = Startup

Mother + Father = Mentor + Upbringing = Startup

So all mothers and fathers need to be mentor to their kids and focus on upbringing.

 

 

Startup Love

Anne always has a soft corner for her father Jerry who left his wife when Anne was just 12

Anne was too found of Jerry and ensure her mom Susan gave Anne enough time to be with Jerry

Jerry ‘wish you a happy morning Anne.. my sweet daughter.. I it is 8 years since I left your mom and you are also on verge of completing your graduation.. so what next’

Anne hugs her father Jerry and whispers ‘Mom’s birthday today’

Jerry realizes that 15 year back.. Jerry and Susan had celebrated birthday on a cruise’

Jerry has drop of tears

Anne ‘she left you because you wished to start something of your own’

Jerry ‘Susan was right.. you were small.. and your education and all that.. I guess she panicked and felt I would not be providing cushy life’

Anne ‘Dad.. is this journey of startups really dicey’

Jerry ‘personal life gets impacted.. I guess I was more in love with my startup and believed in it..  but she should have waited’

Anne ‘yes.. she got married to Wilfred just 1 year after your separation and then.. I chose to be with you’

Anne ‘Dad.. I want to start something’

Jerry ‘common.. you too wish to ruin personal life?’

Anne ‘hey.. these days.. it is a fashion’

Jerry ‘Anne.. whatsoever you undertake.. do it with full love.. in family small strings of relation bind us.. I loved Susan truly.. and felt she would understand me.. I had no options but to leave her.. as she had informed me that finally startup business is like fresher taking up job.. same struggle.. and she didn’t wish to face that struggle’

Anne ‘am dad’s daughter.. so it is startup love for me’

 

 

Love speech

Dear Sweetheart,

I am short of money but managed to take a few rose photographs from Europe Rose Garden. Sending you now through messenger..

Why did you stop interacting with me? Just because am about to start a company. Why do girls love rich business men and successful professionals but do not like to be part of struggle process during an individual’s goal to be an entrepreneur.

I am also sending you my heart which still belongs to you.. truly belongs to you..

I really felt hurt.. when you asked me to take up a job and stop pursuing my dream..   sweetheart! entrepreneurs never stop pursuing dream.. they thrive on challenges and risks..  they wish to see something new coming of their efforts.. love to raise venture baby.

But I feel your family.. were confused.. 8 years of relation.. everything going fine till I decided to start something of my own.. and then after all of my savings gone drain..  you got nervous that I would ask loan from you

Hope you read me.. till end.. and if you have drop of tear in your eyes.. just wipe that away.. Am still available for you 24/7..  as true lovers wish to remember their beloved 24/7 and ones who begin focusing on profession prefer to remember their beloved a bit in lunch, dinner or sleeping time..

Why is a 24/7 lover not preferred though all ladies love to watch romantic films, read mills and boons..? if space needed.. when space really comes in and an entrepreneur becomes a business man.. why then you worry of feeling neglected? what you wish ? a morning to evening job doer who gets fixed salary.. life is all set?

Sweetheart.. love is just not 3 letter words but being in thin and thick and be together to achieve goal. Ok a big hug and kiss to you

With paucity of time.. I do appreciate that you adjusted self to virtual love.. but do think over it.. we should unite soon

Ending letter with loads of love and care and happy new year

A day later

Susan ‘Einstein… you brainwashed me.. you stupid fool.. is this a way you write love letters..  all I asked was to be in job till we get married; my family gets confidence on you and then after 1 year leave it, and then pursue your startup’

Einstein ‘then a baby will come.. responsibilities will increase and I will remain in job forever’

Susan ‘so.. you are adamant’

Einstein ‘theory of relativity.. my father named me Einstein thinking I will make it big..  but now they too wish me to take job’

Susan ‘ok then.. let us break’

Einstein ‘won’t you wait for me to be successful?’

Susan ‘let us see… bye’

After Susan leaves

Einstein pens a thought

‘Entrepreneur’s heart remains in love with its venture and at times a real close friend or beloved is lost too in this process. Hope she is proud of me one day’