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Walking through life too fast: In the wrong lane!

Lonely in the fast lane
Lonely in the fast lane

I dreamt of the morning sun, but the weird part was the clouds were too dark. So much that, the sun was hidden behind it. The shadow eclipsed the fireball such that the Knight of light was shut behind the emptiness of the vast sky.

I saw something today and felt a lot more than I would normally feel. It was asking me to slow down on life.

Worried and hurried by the daily routine of making the dough for our bread, butter and “jam” I had forgotten how it feels to be human again. Surrounded too many a times by those who I would recall (If I would ever want to recall them that is) as just a dark abyss or shadows, who are never there and would never be beside but only follow through.

I rushed in with my routine as I cast away the holy smokes of unknown groups; I spent the precious fifteen minutes of morning scurrying around for getting things together set and ready for the day.

And what a day it was….

As I rushed across through my door leaving behind a cracking sound that would have awaken my neighbors for sure, my amazing hunt for the treasured Auto rickshaw for my today’s Mumbai journey began. Begging around at qualms for a ride for which I am sure to shell out a hefty piece of green from my pocket, I finally managed to convince one of the amazing rick drivers for a drive to my office.

As I waited in the rick, my work had begun with morning calls from all around the amazing spaceship in which I was and all of a sudden the vehicle screeched. I felt like my house door was hitting me back, I t was really loud!

Oh God! Was I going to get late ‘coz of some pointless traffic today?

As this question infuriated my tiny brain, I looked out and screamt at the first guy standing near the rick.

I took out my frustration of blocking my time and space early morning at him and was trying to move on into the rick, I saw something.

The guy had only one leg, his packet was lying scattered on the road and there were only loud angry horns supporting him. He was not angry, was just trying to gather his scattered stuff of the rusty roads of Mumbai.

I swallowed my horrible tone, got out of the rick, bowed my head in apology, and actually told the vehicles around to shut up, picked up his stuff and dropped him to his office.

We did not speak, he asked me few questions, but I told him I felt to horrible to answer for what I had done or was going to do had I not just seen what I saw. He just smiled, and he made my morning peaceful.

As I got back to work, the start was not very good and as I saw the day proceeding ahead, I could feel only emptiness around me.

But my sweet friend (emails) dropped in some note which staggered me. It was about a similar incident that happened with me today that the mail was describing.

I paused with shock and a tiny bit of surprise.

I pondered back to what and how my day began.

It took a physically challenged and lonely guy on the street, who was also trying to make his living, slow me down with an act of solitude and humbleness on his face.

I remembered my time back at work again today; I found loads of emptiness, no courtesy and nil gratitude for life from those around. It looked so sad. I had the guys number with me, I called him during the day, thanked him for slowing me down and making me realize how important it is to what we strive for, that’s more than just a job.

I guess running scurried in the routine rat race, with all those around, I had forgotten the value of time, money and what it means to give someone space and support.

I felt good, as I jotted this down but I really asked myself, ‘Is someone who is less fortunate and more troubled in life hitting so hard against you with his life scattered but yet not complaining,  the Only person who can make us look back and think about how we live?

The reality was harsh and sad.

I think it should never be a jerk that would desperately need to slow us down.

As I jotted down the final lines, I found myself remembering that guy’s face from morning, who had so much less than I did, but still thanked me, was smiling at the end of the day and said, this is a routine for me, I hope you have a great day!

I need a great day…. I think it’s time I got a great day!

But the next time, I won’t wait till my rick hits someone…..

So, how was your day?

 

Le’mme know

 

August 4, 2009 at 11:19 am 3 comments

Routine ramblings blog: Luminous day flying and landing nowhere artsy!

day of the glimmering dawn

day of the glimmering dawn

 

On an early luminous morning, I rose with the gleaming clouds radiant with the globe of sun lit in the sky.

I got geared up to backpack for my tour to the city of Nawab’s (Hyderabad).

Well I was returning the same evening, so there was nothing to backpack really, but just thought it might add to my reader’s interest of something exciting that might be coming. Ahem!

As I completed with my calorie burning session for the day and drove to the Mumbai Airport I was already waiting for the day to end. Why, ‘coz I felt it was going to be a routine day assignment with zilch added to the learning kitty, so I thought.

Yet, the day went off smooth, with even few new learning’s added to the food for thought pool for the day.

I had ample time still left, so I wandered around the streets. As usual landed where I first start off or end up in most of the cities, at the Art museum.

I was close to Hyderabad Birla Museum center (Art center) and shockingly experienced the utterly un-courteous poorly maintained, staffed with sad and dark minded traditional non art valuing staff and suffocating, hot and humid interiors with no ventilation (No A/c  or fans were switched on even after asking / requesting).  It was undoubtedly the most awfully maintained Art Museum I have ever visited in my entire life.

Left the sad area, not so soon though and later landed in the nearby cool, calm and beautiful Birla garden and saw idols, and sculptures of Gods (Shiva / Nandi) and many others.

SHIVA Nandi

SHIVA Nandi

Finally I got my Meru and landed back at Hyderabad Airport and realized I was ONLY 3 ½ hours early than my reporting schedule.  Hmmmm, hungry, famished and extremely glad with the royal treatment received at the Birla Art museum (still could not get it out of my system especially since it was at an Art museum).

Anyways, I went to airport coffee shop and ordered myself a ‘cut the carb and fat down’ Italian Salad Sandwich with a Big Mug of Coffee. Had a relishing meal and got on board. I usually dislike flight food unless it’s Jet.

Luckily the Meru experience was comfortable throughout as I landed back home with few good learning and some bad experiences with a decent meal coupled with my very favourite Coffee.

The day was over as I rolled back under my Mickey Mouse sheet for a sound sleep unruffled and dozed off into the sweet arms of nidra.

 hey, needed to ramble something off my routine at least once in this blog… come on! What say?

Cheers

Long live Art and artists

June 25, 2009 at 10:31 pm Leave a comment

Mumbai Routine: The wait was finally over….

 

Snarling all around with a face that could not look dimmer than what seemed to be. As I walked into the client’s office, he was staring at the horrible sounds that seemed to be echoing through his office with my entrance.

 

But I guess, the meeting was important enough to entertain my orchestra of heavy cough and cold in his conference room.

 

I finished my appointments and meetings one after the other and rushed to find a cab back home. Desperately with my weary self I carried the exhaustion my body was trying to bear all around the crowded street of Andheri.

 

As the misery of my last 3 days fever and cold seemed to catch up on my body strength, I caved in and started hunting for a rick that could take me home in it’s own topsy-turvy way.  I finally found one in the horribly crowded and filled with heavy horns and brakes road of Saki Naka. I entered in and re-checked with the Pilot of the ‘Rick’ of my destination. He nodded and took off in his horribly rash way that he drives. He drove like he owned the road, but the only issue was, with his speed, he seemed to also own my life for that hour or so. Anyways, I was too tired to move and in those twenty minutes or so he just all of a sudden stopped.

 

“Gas nahi hai sir rickshaw mein” he said and eyed for me to get off the vehicle.

 

No gas in the rick, Wow, fabulous. I was at the Hira Nandani area of Powai at 7 pm where I would never ever get another rick in less than half hour.

 

Bingo, I was right! I got the rick for my way home at 7:25 pm. I was half crashing down when I reached home.

 

I ate something light to keep me ticking and rushed to the doctor to get some meds of this stretched weariness. Luckily, there were only 2 other miserable looking individuals at the doctors waiting room. I took my number and just laid back in the seat waiting to get my dose of medicine. It was 9:30 pm. In the next 30 minutes or so, there were apparently 6 others who went directly in saying they needed to just show their reports who apparently the doc’s helper felt was fine to let them in. By the time the whole lot went in and out and me with the other one more waiting to get in could explain and get things right, (which I did not get into as it seemed like a fight when the others were doing it, so I just laid back in the seat) the time was 10:20 pm.

 

Finally, it was my turn and I could not believe my luck. The doc had an emergency call and she left.

 

Finally, I got my dose of meds and left at 11pm. Glad… My wait was finally over and apparently when I took my meds back at home… so was the day!

 

Happy healing!

December 19, 2008 at 8:43 pm Leave a comment

Life: Taking my breath away – ‘SIMPLE’ things

 

Simple Dreams

 

 

 

As I pondered at the starry sky for the moments that were spent I could plainly see the spills on the carpet and the stains on the mattress. I kept thinking I needed to improvise, a change would be good said my sanely perplexed brain.

 

Again, the dove flew off like the starry night before. Today, it reminded me of a work of art from one of the famous Italian painters and my mind wandered into one such artists words. He had said that an object that has been assimilated or formed and now needs no addition, no editing and no change is pure beauty…

 

Thank god for those famous quotes by artists.

 

That’s what I felt today, at the end of the day… it was beautiful… it was stunning… it was pure and perfect ….. simply because it was “SIMPLE”

 

My brain came to the present and looked at the wonderful things that were gifted to me till date.

 

It did not make me overlook the demands and the twinge, but gave me enough nerve to keep fighting, never go down on hope and have a conviction, a stronger faith in myself.

 

I had a horrible yesterday but had an awesome day today.

 

Had an amazing and astounding 10 hour sleep (keeping in mind my usual sleep of not more than 4-5 hours), woke up fresh, had a glass of my favorite mixed fruit Tropicana, did some workout and had a stupendous brunch fit for a king with a great friend of mine who also is an important part of my routine, someone from whom I take a lot of advice.

 

The day ended perfectly with a call from my side to a very kind and sweet relative wishing him on his birthday today which is a huge deal because of the fact that I barely remember even my own birth day.  

 

At the end of the day, I had good food, great friend, amazing family and an awesome book to read not to mention my grand day with loads of real keeping fit routine and some virtual game plays on my computer.

 

So, I had grown up a bit today but with zest and loads of energy.

 

I was responsible for something that was not part of my job, I was with and around those who cared and vice-versa, I put enough energy into my physical and mental training today and after a long time could write a simple post for a blog, not too long and just like my day, could keep it simple.

 

So I guess, it’s not just the remarkable mind blowing things that make impact on us. It’s also these simple aspects from our everyday that make us cheerful, gives us hope and courage to face life with belief, dedication and optimism.

So….

 

When things go wrong

And life gets crude

Hang on to the soulful hope

That never keeps you aloof

Kiss her hand and breathe in her heart

Sing a song to the blues

and play your part!

— Ananth V

 

 

god bless and be well

 

Image source: http://ananthvclicks.wordpress.com

 

Ananth V

 

 

 

May 31, 2008 at 5:18 pm 4 comments

Contemporary Artist Indian: Upcoming and Famous Indian artists renowned for contemporary art.

 

The new entrant in Artists Galleries and Directories

                                  Upcoming and Famous Indian artists renowned for contemporary art.

The new addition to the well known score of India’s upcoming and famous artists is

ANANTHANARAYANAN V

and you can see his profile here:

 Ananthanarayanan v

http://www.art.in/artists/ananthanarayanan-v.htm

Also, his site has been awarded the Art award recently!

link:

http://www.art.in/artists-directory.htm

October 9, 2007 at 9:15 am Leave a comment

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October 8, 2007 at 12:28 pm Leave a comment

Thank You readers: from: ‘Ananthanarayanan V’

Thank you readers

Thank you readers so much for your love and support.

Your reviews and your emails have made everyday very special to me.

 Thanks for all your affection.

I have gained excellent support for my books that have been sold through various online sites (USA,UK, etc…), through Hardcopy print (India) and have received fantastic reviews and ratings.

PREVIEW BOOK / BUY BOOK HERE 

 I would like to thank Mr.Viswanath, Mr.Ashis Das for their important initial support and for believing in me.

I would sincerely like to Thanks the Times Of India team for giving me very positive exposure and acknowldegment through their interview and a special thanks to all those who made my work  / reviews reach to the TOI team. 

Thank you so much

It has been a great ongoing journey and i hope it lasts till eternity…….

Thanks and be well

Ananthanarayanan V

PREVIEW BOOK / BUY BOOK HERE 

few: Reviews  & Ratings:

splendid and very original

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25 Apr 2007 by amrita shangi

Mr.Ananth (techdivine)

I bought your book and it is simply splendid. Its original style and powerful quotes and words were amazing.

cannot wait to get your next book.

hope to see that soon and read your artcile in the Times Of India site too. Fabulous.

fantastic read

Amrita Shangi
India

GOd bless and be well

ANanth V

hi there

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26 Mar 2007 by roopma nirula

got your book yesterday.

Splendid, simply splendid.

All these hours and hours of tireless work of yours has paid off well. Looking forward for your book on spirituality as i know how deep and intense your thoughts are.

will come & take your autograpgh on YOUR book soon.

take care

roops n

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24 Apr 2007 (updated 24 Apr 2007) by techdivine

Hi there

Thanks for your mail. It’s always great to know there are people who enjoyed the book and have taken time out to mail me back.

Thank you so much

god bless and be well

Ananth V

bought your book and got your gift

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25 Mar 2007 by loila talpen

Hello mr.Ananth

I am Loila from USA and had bought your book and got your gift today. Its beautiful.

I wanted to know your style of symbolism and variation styles of your coffee table book and it was great to get your explanation on the same.

Loved the poems, your art and your art work.
Variety and unique style of the poem book.

Keep writing.

Gosd bless you.

Loila
USA

One Word ” UNIQUE “

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18 Mar 2007 by raj kiran

Mr.ananth

I am not an avid reader but love the art and designs. I justd Loved the quotes and lines from your various sites.
so went ahead and BOUGHT the “Download copy” of your EXPRESSIONS book from one of your links and it was reaaly unique.

A very different style , extremely well written and designed.

Loved the Poems especially ” Lost, But yet guding…. ” and ” balancing Act “.

Fabulous illustrations, simple, subtle and distinct and goes great to connect with the poems lines and thoughts.

It was great that i purchased the downloaded copy of the book and got to read it immediately ….

The feeling what the Amazon No.1 Bestseller and Mr.Das have expressed are truly what is the real feel of your book.

There were so many quotes i could connect to from your book and have recommended with all stars to my friends and family to Buy the download copy of the book of EXPRESSIONS.

Great book, great style and amazing designs and art.

Keep writing and we will keep getting inspired.

5 Stars and Kudos!

Awesome Book and a great value for the buy and to read over and over again!

Regards

RajK
India

PREVIEW BOOK / BUY BOOK HERE 

Do check out the TOI Interview here:

TOI Interview link

other links:

http://scorpion1681.tripod.com/id11.html

ananthanarayanan v

 

PREVIEW BOOK / BUY BOOK HERE 

October 5, 2007 at 5:27 am Leave a comment

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