* I was reading an article about saint Ramana Maharishi. One wonderful observation. When you enter a train with your luggage, why do you have to carry the luggage on your head. Just drop it in the train. It will carry. Analogy: If you believe in God or any superpower, just leave your baggage of worries with Him.
* A close friend, Anil Kumar, had a bizarre doubt one day. Do men cry? he asked. “I do,” I replied spontaneously. He then proceeded to ask around a dozen people seated in the canteen. Everyone nodded their heads affirmatively. “Strangely there were no tears in my eyes even when my dad passed away,” he said. Strange indeed. Should confess, during the past year, when I am sort of in “solitary confinement” here, I have had tears rolling down more often than all my earlier years.
* November to March in Sharjah are months that are comparatively pleasant. Generally, more joggers dot the corniche area where there is a wonderful joggers zone. This season I have noticed that the number of joggers has reduced considerably. Why? Dunno. Do you know?
* A phone call from Chennai was enough to upset me. With recession, negativity is in air all through Dubai and hence I could not share my thoughts with anyone. Then came a surprise. Famous blogger Nitu Pandey came online and off we went on a long chatter mode. The dentist proved to be a great counselor. When I shut the computer down, I was smiling.