Posts Tagged ‘Happiness’

WHERE DOES GOD LIVE?

October 20th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Comedy   1 Comment »
Whiskey - on the rocks

Whiskey - on the rocks

Indeed, I enjoy my drink just before dinner. My wife tells me not to drink but should I drink or not? I still don’t have the answer.

My doctor says a little bit in the evening is okay, but try to avoid it. OK, if I avoid drinking then what will happen to the thousands of people who  work in the orchards growing apples, oranges and those working in the vineyards taking care of grapes.

They all would be without a job and then how will they be able to place food on the table for their families. Poor things, it would be disaster for them if I stop drinking. (more…)

THE BRIDE

July 14th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   1 Comment »

beautiful-bangali-bride_~k1280044I was then a 24 year old girl, had my ambitions, but my parents were busy searching for a suitable boy through newspaper ads as well as through the net.

One day I was told that we all had to go to meet the prospective groom. I was feeling shy and reluctant to go. I was scared of the phrase ‘in-laws’ because of reading stuff in the newspapers about quarrels brewing after weddings. (more…)

LIFE’s LIKE THAT

June 28th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   4 Comments »

Life is neither very easy nor very difficult. My best period was school which was followed by college. After studies, it was the office. After a few years of performing office duties I got married and took care of the two kids, their education, their wedding and then one fine morning I got an order on my table that I was going to retire on January 31st.

My life went past like a machine and as it is said in any new car advertisement “0 to 60 in 10 seconds”. Yes my life was just like that. In 10 seconds I was 60 years – retired but not tired, still possessed the zeal and stamina to live it all over again, if permitted. I am a human being; I have my desires which are still unfulfilled. I wanted to learn the guitar and play the drums, join the gym, but could not due to the paucity of time and lots of duties. (more…)

Happiness

April 22nd, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   4 Comments »

Happiness is an attitude of mind. It can never be related to acquisition of material things. Over the last five decades I have met various sets of people who pretend to be happy but are lost in their own world of thoughts. They don’t look at what God Almighty has bestowed on them but they are content of thinking about have not.

 I have met innumerable people – in college – during my job – relatives and friends plus acquaintances. Some of them tried to feign happiness and they laugh three times – eh eh eh- but at the same time they are thinking of something else. They are talking to you or me but their minds are elsewhere. But where?  They are thinking about their past and living there – they are worried about their future – about which they have done nothing and thereby they spoil their present, Perhaps they have not read the famous quotation by a philosopher and I quote that – “The past is what is gone – the future is an optical illusion – today is the best day of your life”. (more…)