What is the Perfect Recipe Of Love?

Love has often preoccupied our mind and more so now when people have less time for themselves let alone anyone else. This fast paced world seeks solace in the form of loved ones who can not only work as punching bags but also our fall back support system. In all this, relationships and matters of the heart are the most important. Connected by love and separated by circumstance people try everything to make things work. Perhaps, this is what love is all about. Where you would do anything to make ‘the one’ truly happy!!

Your happiness is subjected to the happiness of ‘the one’ you are connected to. You may do the silliest of things that you may have never thought of otherwise just to make that someone happy. Such is the power of love. Young or old, everyone craves for love. But as I look around, such kind of love has diminished around the edges. Things are loved now and people are used. Distances and circumstances are used as excuses to end relationships. And for once even the heart has got practical and doesn’t flutter.

In all this, we see a new and unique love story hitting the screens “The Lunchbox”. Which works on the basic idea of falling in love without meeting the person. The good old idea of romance is brought back with it. But again it does spark various debates. In the present age of modernization and social networks, falling in love via letters is an idea that cannot hold its ground.

While some say, that social networks act as a distraction and we have many options and we fail to appreciate the actual connection which is much more and beyond the physicality of the person. The youth is “looking” for love and social networks help in this search more than ever.  So even if you want to fall in love like this, the options and distraction won’t let you.

The others who are still romantic at heart believe that the love flourishes in such circumstances. Since you cannot see the person, your mind takes over and imagines someone for you; from all the conversations that you have had. Much like a word picture!

Movies like ‘You’ve Got Mail’ also capture the same concept and yet people dismiss the idea of love without meeting; in a jiffy. For them meeting and talking to a person is extremely important in order to “fall” in love. Yet it is also very possible to get attracted to someone only by talking over the phone or via a couple of chats or e-mails.

The question comes down to, can we in the present age fall in love the traditional way or as per the current trend? Your pick, but take it from me, you should fall in love once….


Musing About My Muse

You meet tons of people in your life and everyone serves their purpose and moves on. The questions lies that in the hustle bustle of life, why do very few people manage to leave a mark on you at a subconscious level? And these few people stay with you for a long period of time. If not in your lives but in thoughts, actions and in your mind; I too found someone who I like to call my muse.


My muse and my source of inspiration is someone who I look up to, to understand life and its complications.  He taught me millions of things without even knowing that he was teaching. My muse bewildered me right from the word go. Strictly speaking, I had no clear image of my muse in my head. I didn’t even know if I could get inspired and even as I write this, my mind has no clear “image” of my muse in my head. He has changed and metaphorized physically and emotionally, from the very beginning. What reminded constant throughout was my fascination. Who is he? What does he stand for? What makes him who is he? How does he trick? Why would he run from love? The questions drove me on and I had to find the answers. As I tried to tread on an unknown path, I refrained from many things. Only and only; not to lose focus of where I wanted to go. I took it upon me to understand and explore (my muse) and in that very process I got what I had been looking for. And this is how I found my inspiration.

For someone who loves to write, finding the appropriate muse is a hard task. Its difficult to find someone, who can keep you inspired for so long. But at times, like me you do get lucky.  At times words come easily. Sometimes they hide from me. But mostly they are inside me waiting to come out. To unblock writer block or to get the creative juices flowing all you need to do is to get in touch with what inspires you!!

You don’t need meditation or soul searching to get inspired even a small thing like a good conversation with the right person can inspire you beyond your imagination.  He is an orator, an actor, an entrepreneur, a brother, a lover, a son, a friend but for me he is my inspiration. In one of the many interaction with the muse, I try to think clearly and figuring out what to do. As I sit next to the man in question who has bewildered many a people I know!! I smile even without trying and get inspired some more……