In the midst of neck wrecking work schedule, I have found time to pour out some of my thoughts in form of quotes which have substance of love, life, emotions and friendship. Hope you will all love this quotes
Sometimes winning someone’s affection gives you a feeling that you have won the world
Never forget two things in your life : your struggling days and your old, true friends who helped you during your bad days
Books are treasure for lifetime
People may desert you, but books won’t. They are your true friends in whom you can find a great solace of compassion
Sometimes we lose out the affection of our loved people by impressing the people who hardly bother about us. But at the end of the day, the affection of our loved ones brings us back to them
How ironical is this feeling that it is so easy to get angry on the people we dislike and so difficult to express our love to the person we adore so much
Every morning I step out from home to my office, I get surrounded by the screeching, screaming, chaotic crowd in public transport. The moment I step in my office, I am ready to swallow the poison of insult, criticism and harsh comments made by the heartless, scowling boss who is hardly aware of my hidden creativity. I, the pity, melancholic human swallow this poison like lord Shiva. After undergoing 8 + hrs of duty, I am back home to face the domestic situations of my life – paying the pending bills, keeping track of my kid’s studies, clashing with my spouse and fulfilling all the expectations of people around me.
No matter how hard I try to resolve the complexities of my life, more it gets complicated. The complexities of life chase me down at every instance, deafening me and disconnecting me from my beloved happiness. The only solace and peace I need is my company. My inner peace and solitude is no less than God who comforts me like my mother. I don’t have any expectations from anyone as excessive expectations from someone leads to heartbreaking disappointments. I want to stay in an island, far from the madding crowd where time stands still and there is no heartbreaking race to follow my dreams or face the nerve wrecking criticism of the crowded world. Will I able to find that divine peace? The answers are yet to be searched. May be sooner or later, I will succeed to disconnect myself from this madding crowd. Amen.
Through this article, I have tried to present the agony, cry and emotion of a struggling person who is deprived of happiness, success and love in his life. The struggling person can be anyone – a laborer, office employee, a single working mother, cancer stricken patient, heartbroken lover, defeated player, wounded soldier, handicap child, childless mother, visually impaired person or an orphan whose eyes are always searching for an unconditional love. By writing this article, I somewhere feel that I am also in this group of disheartened people, searching for my deserved happiness. Hope god either gives us our deserved happiness unconditionally or grants us the strength to face this maddening crowd of world with determination and courage. I expect that somewhere you all will connect with it.
Author – R.K.Narayan
Book Title – Malgudi Days
Publication Date – 1943
Genre – Fiction (Short Stories)
There are a lot of stories that hold a special place in my heart and R.K.Narayan’s Malgudi days is one of them. The short stories of malgudi days were adapted for a small screen during late 80’s and were enjoyed by television viewers. As a little kid, I used to enjoy some of the episodes of ‘swami and friends’, a small collection of swami’s adventures. I really appreciate the simplicity, humour and light heartiness in Narayan’s writings which highlight the struggle of common masses staying in Malgudi.
Using ‘Malgudi’, a fictional place in South India as a backdrop, Narayan succeeds to win the hearts of readers in just one read. The 30 short stories written by R.K.Narayan are completely different, refreshing and inspiring in their own, giving us a valuable lesson of life in a humorous way. The stories in Malgudi days are about everyone – a blind beggar, dog, accountant, servant, talkative man, watch man, food stall owner, swami and many more characters which have a slice of reality. Every character in these short stories are struggling with their circumstances, difficulties and through these characters, R.K.Narayan brings us more closer to harsh ironies of life and how the characters triumph over the complexities of life. As a sensible person and a reader, when I observed the heart breaking struggles of human race in the stories of R.K.Narayan, I truly realized the insight moral behind every story. As you complete reading each story, you will feel an urge to read the stories once again to relish the delicacy of the simplicity hidden in the story.
If you have penchant for reading short stories, then R.K.Narayan’s Malgudi days is a must read for readers of every age, young and old. Through Malgudi days, R.K.Narayan has beautifully shown the ethos of India and displayed the colourful characters of people coming from different walks of life. Once you enjoyed reading this book, you will also enjoy ‘Under the banyan tree & other stories’, ‘Swami & friends’ , ‘The man-eater of malgudi’, ‘Guide’, ‘Vendor of sweets’ and grandma’s stories penned by R.K.Narayan, the great story-teller of India. It’s a great privilege for me to write my first article of 2014 on R.K.Narayan’s Malgudi days the book that has been on the bookshelf of every reader worldwide for several generations. I am looking forward to write my thoughts on ‘Swami and friends’ soon on my blog. Hope you all have enjoyed reading my thoughts on Malgudi days. Do comment.