Nov 13, 2011

Two hours Free? You Kiding Me Right?!!!

  This article is an official entry for the Surf Excel Matic #GetSmart Contest on indiblogger.

Mumbaikars live a life full of hustle and bustle.everyone seems to be in a hurry.Everyone seems to be going somewhere pushing ,shoving and elbowing the others.No time to wait ,no time to think .Everyone seems to be moving on. We live a fast paced life which at times become monotonous(at times?? Rather all the time) . Everyone has got the same complaint “Arey yar time hi nai milta”( which means I just don’t get time). As far as I am concerned, I am the one who always mouths this dialogue frequently almost everywhere. Life at the moment is all about going to the work place and spending 9 hours there and then pushing thousand others (not literally!) to reach home daily!Phew!!Everyone is in need of time. The value of time is realized only when we end up losing the time in hand. To add more meaning to what I want to express , I think these lines would be the best
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident.
To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person   who won a silver medal in the Olympics.
------------Source  : (Internet )
So when there is such a crunch of time in our daily life and when someone(read Surf Excel Matic ) suddenly tells you ,”dudette I do all your work for two hours.go make the most of it while I do the laundry for you” what would be your reaction? Yeah!! Exactly I would scream on top of my voice .Wow!! the thought of being free for two hours is divine. And such things never happen daily.You don’t get such free time as per your wish daily. So when Surf Excel Matic  gave me this choice virtually, I was actually lost in my thoughts as to what I would do. But now I know what I would do with it because I actually realize the value of time.So without wasting much of my time let me take you too with me in the best 2 hours of my life.

The first Precious 30 min : I have always believed that a child lives the life to the fullest.And I thought why not be a child again.!! Who’s would stop me!! This is your time ,your two hours ! I would hop to the nearby shop and buy me a coloring book and a  box of poster !!! It would be almost after 5 months that I would be again trying my hand at painting. But then it was like ,it had to be perfect. Today there would be no one who was going to  grade me ,no marking nothing.I would dip my hand in to the poster colors and do whatever I can with my finger tips.And I have always been a clumsy kid ,so am damn sure I would end up soiling my clothes. But then “daag ache hai “as my dear friend (surf excel) has said I would care a damn about anything.Because when Surf Excel Matic has taken up the responsibility of cleaning up my clothes,I  should indeed be careless.I would bring out my imaginations on to the paper and bring life to it. I  would end up adding colors atleast virtually to everything that’s colorless. everything that I feel is lifeless.Wow!! it would be like me holding a magic brush and then just coloring up my monotonous boring time constrained life.
The next 30 min:
I have this cute nephew of mine who is all naughty.  He has this big garden in his building and the best part is there is a huge sprinkler in the garden. Whenever we catch up ,I become  a kid with him and we go and drench ourselves in the sprinkler and then the mud fight is something that we both love. I mean being a kid all over again is the best way to destress ourselves. And I  actually need to destress myself.I would love to be a kid with him, use his tactics, play his games and be all dirty and soiled and be  a kid once again.Aise daag acche hote hai  because they make your life meaningful. They add sweet memories to your life. The soiled clothes are a reminder of your own childhood.

The last one hour :  I would love to quote the famous lines of W.H Davies
WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance:
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began?
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
And we actually live this life full of care. We miss out on the most important things in life in the chase for power, money and recognition. I don’t remember the last time when I took out some time to see the sun rising, the sun setting , the beauty of the rains, the magical rainbow, the beauty of the stars, the  mysterious night etc. I think we miss out on most of the beautiful things in life.And yes we lead a poor life as W.H Davies has wonderfully quoted in his poem Leisure.I would love to take a stroll on beach in the evening and witness the giant sun melting in the waters of the sea.

 I would love to be mesmerized by the bright orange color that would spread across the sky. Walking with a loved one on the beach is something I am craving for. And ending the day with the yummiest Paw Bhaji, Pani puri and Kulfi ice-cream sold in the local stall is something that one cannot miss out if u r on a  Mumbai beach. And yes buying those colorful balloons and letting them go away high in the sky is something I have loved right from my childhood days. The balloons as they go up makes us really happy for no particular reason and this fact remind me that in life certain things when let go add more happiness In life.                               

These are the small joys in life which  I guess everyone deserves. I would love to share a message to all via this post i.e stop at times in the long run for power money and fame and analyze what you have lost in this long run. Spending time with family, reading out books to your kids, licking a lollypop at times, playing with your kids, eating a cream biscuit as kids do(I know we all still love eating it like that ),getting drenched in the rain ,jumping into puddles of water and splashing water, saying “I love you “ to your mom, dad, loved ones,that special coffee for your wife/hubby,cooking up dinner for you partner  etc is something in which one must invest time in for. Whats life without these small precious moments!!


  1. Am sooo glad u quoted W.H. davies..those are one of my fav lines as well :)
    And ur wish list is wonderful too with that message in the makes the post worth reading!

    good luck for the contest!


  2. @subtlescribbler- am so glad u liked it..and WH Davies line is something i love the most...its simply awesome

  3. A soul ful ride this post was. Best of luck with the competition.

  4. once again...

    good one...

    liked the way u describe things around us... :)

    All d best for contezt... :)

  5. Nice post!!!
    Very rightly mentioned "We have no time to stand and stare"
    "I just don’t get time" :) , well... not really.
    We all do have time but we never realise it also sometimes that time that's not on our priority list and we dont think its worthy enough to spend time on that, may be due to a hectic day after office/college.
    We don't realise it when we have time in hand, we realise it only when we have lost those precious moments which unfortunately will not come back :(

  6. Nicely explained...
    now days its really tough to get time n dream...
    if i get a chance ... defntly i'll try to live it fullest...

    superb... u made a reader to think ... :)

  7. i can relate a lot to myself..good luck..nice post..
    here s mine-do hv a look -

  8. We have no time to stand and stare. Really, invoked the dead zeal.
    very well penned.

  9. Being a student in Mumbai, I sure as hell know the value of time here. Especially cus I travel by buses and traffic is bloody murder :P

    That photo of balloons in a beach is awesome, where is it? Juhu? Girgaon? :)

    Oh, and so stupid of me to forget to say how awesome this post is. The simple things you can do in two short hours are the ones that are ultimately fulfilling, aren't they? :)

    Could you read my entry into the competition? And vote for it if you like it? I'd be most grateful :))

  10. Very nice. Enjoyed reading it.
    I have very similar feelings and some got reflected in my post.

  11. @ranting indian- thanks for liking the glad u liked it :)

  12. @suzii- thanks for following my every single post..ur comments mean a lot :)

  13. @Raj- i couldnt agree more with u. thanks for liking the glad u liked it :)

  14. @Maun vision= thanks a lot...aap jaise mature blogger comment kare to mera wo saubhagya hai :)

  15. @Gauri mathur- thanks :)
    @thestorytellerslostpages - ur wish is my command ..:) thanks for raeding
    @Animesh - thanks buddy
    @bindu - thanks a lt :)

  16. Nice blog....agreed with every word what you have written. Life is all about enjoying small things in Life. Check out my blogs on enjoying small things in Life ( and ( We sacrifice small things to earn money and later on we spend the same money in trying to enjoy those small things....what an Irony. Felt good reading your blog. All the Best, Keep Blogging...:)


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