Showing posts from January, 2011
Did I tell you that we went on a vacation to Turkey. It was a fantastic trip and lasted a week. A week is short time to discover a country's beauty. Most people we met on the trip were backpacking for a month atleast. Wish we too had the time.

Ephesus was beautiful and we are still not able to be get over how skilled and talented people back in those times. We are talkin 150 AD mind it, there were no machines, no technology invented and everything made with bare hands. But one look at the architectural designs and you will not believe it. 50 feet high tombs and temples. Theaters with seating capacity of 24,000 people. Wonderful drainage systems. Well thought of roads built for business. Seriously, after seeing all this, I really wonder how much man has grown from what he was earlier. All we have invented seems so futile in comparison to what was made by these people with zero facilities.

Nature, nothing to beat it and Pammukale had us awestruck of course. The pure whiteness of th…
I remember my father being nice to everyone, irrespective of their status in the society. In fact, I don remember him distinguishing anyone based on where they worked or how much they made. A driver was treated with as much respect as a General Manager. I grew up not knowing otherwise. The only caution I administered was against overoptimism. Sometimes its simply not worth having principles. But I strive to behave like my father in most situations. I was told that in a foreign land, people may always not put forth their best behaviour and you cant afford to be overly sensitive. I prepared myself for it. But all preparation is not enough for real life. Coz it comes from quarters you least expect from. You are thrown off guard and struggle in your mind and heart on how to react. Should you become a mirror and ape the other person's actions or be yourself inspite of all that is thrown in your face? It is a challenge but at the end of it, I guess, you grow up.