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

Pause your Life once in a While

Pause your life once in a while

Live your life way you wish once in a while.

Why be in rat race, if we are not a rat

Why be in cat fights, if we are not a cat

Why be in street fights, if we are not a goon

Why be in politics, if we are not a politician

Pause your life once in a while

The fresh breeze of air

The soft brown mud waits for you

Enjoy those walks and stop worrying about life

once in a while

Enjoy those moments once in while

busy birds as we are, life is not a train

which necessarily moves to one destination,

our soul and speed of thought moves

faster then what we really do

so pause a life once in a while

and then move in life the way you wish

Life doesn’t create fuss

we create fuss with our own lives.

Magician Speed

Troy is a magician by profession. His wife Jenny hates him for the same.. Reasons ‘many a time when she is cooking, he would tend to have the knives or spoons disappear. Her son Joy too is learning magic.

Troy ‘why you still stay with me?’

Jenny ‘because of Joy’

Troy ‘Am about to perform one of the breath taking magic.. going under the train’

Jenny gets terrified

Jenny ‘Troy .. please don’t do stunts.. think of Joy what happens to him ‘

Troy ‘dear.. relax.. nothing will happen’

On the event day.. there are over 100 participants watching the show.. each have paid US$500 ticket..

On track of Boston – New York.. a high speed train is coming…. Troy lies straight…and all get fully tensed..

As the train moves over Troy…. with great speed.. all shriek….

Troy has disappeared….

For 5 minutes there is pin drop silence…and all feel the game has ended and the Troy has vanished..

Soon from behind a 10 feet giant comes and shrieks ‘TROY RETURNS BACK AGAIN’

Huge cry all over.. and the audience is frightened

Troy removes the mask.. and there is a huge clap…

Troy returns home.. and finds no one in house…

Troy ‘Jenny where are you… where is Joy…’

Pin drop silence…

Troy goes to bedroom and is shocked… His wife and kid are lying dead…

Troy reads the letter

‘Magician Speed cannot be matched by anyone but the magician itself.. I am fed up of living life of uncertainty and could never really cope up with your profession. I tried to warn you, explicitly tell you that I hate magics but you are obsessed and I don’t want my kid to lead same life.. so we are leaving as a magic to you.. I am sole responsible for my and my son and my husband Troy should not be punished’

Troy bursts out in tears ‘A magician – an entrepreneur or a small time business.. Never understood my magic would cause my family to perish.. and as he is tears.. he suddenly finds the bodies disappear

Troy is shocked….

and from behind both Jenny and Joy come and shake Troy

Troy shrieks

Joy ‘Dad.. how was my magic?  I wanted to teach mom magic so had this trick accomplished’

Troy ‘for a moment i thought my life had sunk.. I realized we should not do magics which may be too dangerous for self or family’

Jenny ‘good you realized… what is your next magic?’

Troy ‘Bringing water from a barren land?’

Jenny ‘Interesting.. will it really work?’

Troy ‘Wait for the show dear… and hugs his wife and kid

Uniqueness

Prisha has got an interview call from a government office and she is happy that now she will be on stable job..

She arrives to the RAILWAY BOARD INTERVIEW at Mumbai, India and finds over 1000 prospective employees also waiting for the interview for a clerical position.

She immediately skype’s her best friend Richa who is in US and explains the situation.

Richa ‘Do you know what.. everywhere government jobs are viewed as stable ones.. My parents were a bit ambitious so took loan and am in US studying my MS..  Give your interview and hope for the best’

Prisha is sad.. She reluctantly attends the interview for a job which will fetch her US$300 (Rs18000 approx) per month..

Prisha returns home and retrospects

‘Is this the life I wished to lead.. be struggling in some railway counter for rest of my life’

Prisha again skype’s Richa

Prisha ‘Richa.. I feel you were lucky to have parents who valued the overseas studies, but imagine plight of students in US too who are not able to study in reputed schools.. How they manage?’

Richa ‘I am here to study.. so didn’t get into those research dear’

Prisha ‘I plan to identify high volume skilled job requirements and focus on setting up skill development classes’

Richa ‘All the best… ‘

Prisha begins exploring the skill gaps and begins preparing self on few of those skill sets and experiments by providing training to few unskilled individuals in basic accounting’

Prisha identifies companies who need accountants..

Soon enough she is on her own and is making decent profit

Prisha calls Richa ‘Hey.. am making money.. what about you?’

Richa ‘Will be joining MNC.. soon.. ‘

Prisha ‘Will I ever be able to earn like you’

Richa ‘You are creating employment opportunities in India. Am proud of you.. Being different from crowd is more important. What is the use of being employed, having gainful employment or building individual assets if at end of the day, you remain unsure of what you exactly did in this earth to make your parents feel proud of you’

Prisha ‘My parents still adamant for me to take up a job’

Richa ‘2 years down the line they will proud of you’

1 year later

Prisha calls Richa

Prisha ‘Trained over 1000 prospective accountants and placed them.. got best entrepreneur award’

Richa ‘Am proud of you ‘

Prisha ‘Looking at the huge crowd in search of job.. I realized i am different.. I am unique in self.. All are unique.. but many choose to ignore to see their unique talents and go with the crowd.. If we can pause our life and see our natural strengths and talents and focus on same.. All would be successful’

Plan B

James ‘Plan A failed. You never really went ahead with the plan’

Lisa ‘Plan B exists’

James ‘In Plan A we were supposed to run away and get married because of opposition of our parents’

Lisa ‘In Plan B, we are supposed to separate and respect our parent’s sentiments’

James ‘It is bad.. you intentionally want to execute Plan B’

Lisa ‘No.. Plan B failed.. because you were deciding on various types of transportation systems in which we should run.. motor bike, helicopter, bus, train, ship and then you realized that you hardly have money for next 2 days to fend us’

James ‘you were supposed to rob some money from your home too’

Lisa ‘How would I know that my mom kept all cash in bank. and I cannot kidnap her too’

James ‘this is bad.. our love story is going for a big toss’

Lisa ‘At least it is not titanic’

James ‘Am crying.. tears coming from my eyes’

Lisa ‘I have plan C’

James ‘What?’

Lisa ‘Don’t run away and declare selves married..  ‘

James ‘Not a bad idea’

Both Lisa and James reach Lisa’s house

Her parents ‘this is bad.. Lisa.. you never informed us.. who is he?’

Lisa ‘my hubby James’

Lisa’s mom Sarah ‘Does he work?’

Lisa ‘He plans to work soon.. ‘

Sarah ‘good going.. who will fend for you both’

Lisa ‘you mom.. you are my nice mom.. please.. please…’

Sarah ‘Ok enough of drama.. welcome our hen pecked son in law to house’

James ‘She stinks of abuses’

Sarah ‘Don’t talk nonsense..  if you have guts fend for both’

James ‘Madam.. I can cook well.. where is the kitchen?’

Sarah ‘good boy… from now onwards please take care of this home.. while I work for both of you’

Nimbleness

The more we are nimble the more we are appreciated.

What is being nimble?

Someone who is quick, light and intelligent to get to point easily…

In life many a time we may get nimble. unconsciously or consciously.. we need to keep close tab on those..

Henry ‘Hey.. why you suddenly begin walking fast in Airports or Railways Station.. relax’

Susan ‘Am paranoid of crowd… I wish to get into the vehicle soon’

Henry smiles ‘This is being nimble when you are scared’

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Jose ‘Don’t be in so much hurry.. the movie is yet to begin’

Fred ‘No.. they have put the title ‘Don’t miss the beginning… hence…

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Roy ‘We need to get a goal at any cost.. else we will loose.. entire team need to be swift’

Team members echo.. ‘yes.. and the game begins with rapid pace..

All team members running all over …and to everyone’s surprise no goal made..

After the match

Roy ‘I guess we were becoming too quick and in hurry.. you know what happened. Nimbleness is all about sharp and quick decision capabilities.. All of us got just crazy.. we were quick but….?’

All team members smile and echo ‘but fools’

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Pappu ‘I have to be the first to give her rose on valentine day’

Mummy ‘I know you love her silently.. but does she ever understand’

Pappu ;’Will get recognition one day’

Pappu meets Riya

Riya ‘So again a rose.. you never forget to give me rose.. 5th year.. ever since I joined college.. and you decided to flunk too j’

Pappu ‘Not really. i was weak in Maths’

Riya ‘Be nimble dear.. declare I LOVE YOU.. don’t keep waiting..’

Pappu has smile on his face

Riya ‘Pappu you are too innocent.. any boy would have rushed and hugged me… Be nimble dear’

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James ‘Am tired of this team.. so slow’

Team ‘We just cannot help .. too much complexity in design’

James ‘On one hand these accelerators want us to make presentations and then also show proof of concepts’

Mentor Samuel overhears and informs calmly ‘Entrepreneurs need to be nimble too’

Lost in Crowd?

Sarah is walking in one of the busiest roads in NY.. and as she waits for light to turn to ‘Walk signal’. She finds at least 100 folks standing all around her.. waiting to walk across road..

A happy go lucky soul working in largest venture capital house.. she realizes that every day, there are millions in world trying to be different,. unique, impress investors to seek funds with a dream that they will make it big.. Whole quest to be unique..

Soon she finds the rush pushing all around her and she too moves to catch a Subway Train and while sitting in a crowded evening train, she observes folks standing, few gazing tiredly, few prancing with their mobile phone..

Sarah retrospects ‘Is she lost in crowd? Why she didn’t attempt to stand out and again attempt to get funded even when she was in funding house’

She reaches home.. and her drunk husband Philip greats her..

Philip ‘Dear one.. So tired you look. I made for you the food and you can now just take rest .. I need to step out as usual’

Sarah ‘When will you stop drinking and begin working?’

Philip ‘You are there for me dear.. Ok have to step out’

Sarah eats her food and retrospects ‘At least he makes food for me.. Just look at positives.. And why I stick on to him is only because he is so faithful to me… ‘

Sarah realizes that she needs minimum US$3000 for her and Philip’s survival in NJ city..

Sarah ‘Do these entrepreneurs really don’t wish a safe earning.. Are they mentally prepared for ups and downs of life.. Why I cannot dare to do it? Is it because of my husband or my own self esteem which could be low’

Next day she again is in crowded train and looks at the train driver.. The driver is smilingly getting into engine coach to drive all..

Sarah ‘Sometimes we need to get used to routine just because no option exist.. May be an entrepreneur doesn’t like the idea of routine, hence begins and closes company or always wishes to seek an exit’

She reaches office and again gets back to work