Saturday, June 5, 2010

Singham is back to the Jungle, the return of Abhi

Washed away in the floods, thrown away by the storm, crashed in several accidents, and ultimately the Singham (South Indian usage for lion) is back to the jungles. Almost an interval of one month that was what I had with blogging and my friends. I have a lot to write and the coming days will not be sufficient. I have made many mistakes during the previous month and it will take me long to correct them. My routine is completely changed; my behaviour is reported to be obscure, my friends avoid me, family criticises, colleagues react, and this happened in one month though the symptoms were noticed after January and shifting of the house.

I was completely depressed, my brain almost stopped working, I could not remember anything, and I was not ready to listen to friends and colleagues. This post is a confession for all the mistakes I made during this period. I hope my friends, colleagues, relatives and family will forgive me.

I started reacting severely for comments, long phone calls and then kept cursing myself for the wrong behaviour I had shown towards the receiver of my message. I planned to correct myself each day and then the things would again go the same way. I was not able to track the cause until recently, when I started to test with a cure. It took me long to understand that each human being has a heart that pains and reacts; the one that has equal value as I have for myself.

Confession 1:

I will start my confession with my friend Atul Sadhu who is in contact with me from fifth standard. He is a very great human being and has been a true friend in times, whenever I required his help. Things started changing from the day when he called me to attend his marriage.
I visited Nagpur in April to see my mother and father and to take them for a trip to Tirupati Balaji. The trip was small and I got limited time to spend with my family due to the busy work schedule at office. I was told that I could take a leave from December 10 until Jan first week, if I be regular until then.

I made plans to visit Nagpur on December 10 and then suddenly Atul called me one day and asked to attend his marriage with Aditi on November 29, 2009. I was in a confused state because if I take a leave on 29th I won’t be allowed to take one after 10th. I finally decided to attend Atul’s marriage as he was equally important to me as my family. I called me parents and informed that I had to change my decisions and I will be there for a day and will spend more time with them the next year.

Atul asked me to come on 28th, a day before his wedding as this would be the time when all his friends will be with him. He further added that the next day won’t be too important. I reached the station where my parents came to receive me. I gave my luggage to them and went to Atul’s wedding hall where friends were gathered to celebrate and enjoy.

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I was meeting Atul and all my friends after a long gap of 2-3 years. I thought Atul will react the same way as he did during the college days but the reaction was quiet different where he smiled, asking me to take a seat and engaged in talks with other people. I was feeling bored and there was nothing to engage in. Mayank engaged me in thoughts avoiding most of his priorities so I feel comfortable. Mayank has been a good friend to me and Atul and was with us from Schools.

By 1 Am Atul was free and friends started a chat. Most of the conversations were on the happenings that took place during the years where I was absent and I almost had nothing to speak. My expectations and experiences were not matching each other and I felt as if I wasted my time avoiding my family for that day. Next day started with Atul’s marriage and I went home happily. I was with my parents for a day and I returned back to Cochin.

It was not possible for me to spend more time with Atul, so I tried calling him after duration of two weeks. He attended the call and said he would give me a call later. I tried after some days when I did not receive any of his calls. He was again busy and I started waiting for his calls. I started thinking that I had done something great compromising my family for him and he did not give me a consideration.

Days passed and finally one day he called. Until now my mind was full of negative thoughts, coupled with the tensions from office and the accident I had riding the bike. I decided not to take his call.
He tried me several days, with a gap of hours, sending SMS messages when they were not answered, trying from different mobiles but I was arrogant to react and avoided every call.

Now I started recognizing my faults after I found a solution to my depression. I tried calling him but now he does not pick my calls. I understand that he is rude on my behaviour towards him and that causes him to react.

I was always under the impression that I did something great attending his marriage and he did not receive me, the way I expected. I never thought that all the friends who attended the marriage were compromising the same in their life and that’s friendship. It also took me long to understand that Atul might have been tensed with the marriage functions and busy due to his after marriage life, and that he was no longer a bachelor.

I hope he will forgive me for my mistakes and we will be again the old friends we used to be.

Confession 2:

Confession 2 is towards my blogger friends.

I started blogging as a thought to record the daily happenings and then it moved to another track where I expected more and more friends to be connected and respond to my Articles. I saw that a reaction to ones articles only leads to some comments back on mine.

It was like a give and take show where you receive some comments and get readers if you comment on their blogs.

I started reading food blogs as I was interested in cooking and soon tried and tested many recipes in my kitchen. It contributed too many friends including Nithya who responds even if they notice my absence through blog articles.

I then started feeling it a wrong act; as I never feel people should visit ones blog only because he comments on theirs and not because they like his blog articles.

I avoided writing blogs due to this thought and started finding reasons as inadequate time. The truth is that I used to watch movies after I was back from office though I had time to write and topics to write.

I forgot that I started blogging not because I expected people to read but I should be able to read what happened with me and my children and grandchildren should read as what happened in Life at Abhi.
It took me time to realise that it is necessary to respond to the blogs of friends even if we are not very much interested in their articles. This response will give them an inspiration to write better and is always an expectation and excitement for them.

Recently I saw the images uploaded by Nithya from the blog named “fourth sense Samayal” on their Chennai blogger meet. She spoke to me two days ago and she was very much excited about the meeting. It was a small gathering for a mere observer, but it means a lot to the people who do it from heart.

(photo credits: Facebook, Nithya's Album)

I recognise that I should let the positive thoughts make their way into my mind. I plan to be back to the blogging and back as the old Abhi, and that is the reason I said Singham is back to the jungles.
I am sure the bloggers will forgive me for my wrong assumptions and I will be able to contribute my thoughts in the way I did always.

Confession 3:

My third confession is towards my roommates (Janardhanan, Noufal, Aneesh, Sharique, and Avinash) who are with me since January.

Before to joining this group, I was living with Jk and Biga in a house, where the neighbours were mostly Brahmin and Royal families. The atmosphere was cool and energetic with morning bells from temples, birds singing melodious songs and children playing in the verandas. We used to cook at home and used to chitchat and do mischief.

One pleasant day Janardhanan , Noufal and Avinash were shifted to our house. The house was capable of accommodating maximum of 5 people and the others started feeling uncomfortable. The final decision was to purchase a house big enough to accommodate 10-15 people and that has separate rooms for privacy with most modern amenities.

Thus we shifted to the new house that matched our expectations. This house had more rooms and tough walls. It took no longer for the walls to turn into partitions in our relations. I was always angry as the new comers were responsible to leave the old house which I never thought would be left. I had to invest some amount on the shifting of my internet and bills.

This resulted in taking things in a wrong manner and reacting to all the practices of the roommates. I was living earlier with a group that was always laughing and the new team never used to laugh. I was almost disappointed and this turned into depression and finally problems.

I had issues with Avinash for a long time due to his ignorance on the importance and priority on friends that rose with a hotel incident. It was finally sorted when Avinash left us and then I felt really sorry for not letting him know it earlier.

Most of the room members never used to say jokes or laugh and this was not the life I planned. I stopped cooking in house and staying longer. I would enter the house and lock myself with the four walls of my room. I did not know how to spend time so I started watching movies. Coupled with clients meetings and late night work resulted in mental issues and loss of memory.

I slept only 3-4 hours a day and that is not sufficient for a normal man. Things started changing in life and I become an opposite character than I was always. I forgot how to laugh and everything appeared to me as an irritation.
It took me long to understand that all the people in this world cannot be the same and all cannot exchange my expectations. It is me who should change them to become the ones I expect. I should be open enough to accept their behaviour and understand their nature. I should try to find happiness in the way they are and break the virtual barriers.

I hope my roommates will forgive me for my indecent behaviour.

Confession 4:

My fourth confession is towards my work that had suffered a lot due to my change in behaviour. Depression, coupled with lack of satisfaction, personal tensions and work pressures made me react unexpected to several team members and to compromise my work.

I had meetings with clients to discuss projects and most of the calls abroad were scheduled during US times. After discussing I would be given for the day and then the next morning won’t be the normal due to the tiredness from the night hours. I started spending time watching movies at homes to avoid unexpected sleeps and be available for the meeting.

This becomes a regular practice and I was addicted to short sleeping times and long wake up procedures even though the meetings were occasional. Lack of sleeping made me less concentrated on the work and slowly made me feel forgetting things that were very important.

I would like to confess and would like to correct my mistakes, compensating the efforts that I wasted in this time.

It took me time to understand that sleep is necessary for human beings and lack of the normal activities results in imbalance.

Confession 5:

My last confession is towards my family, my parents. I understand what I have lost with respect to them and I would try correcting my mistakes. I am sure they will forgive me.

My boss told me that mistakes can happen in life but people should learn from them and never repeat it again.

I will continue my efforts in “Life at Abhi” and will try to include my experiences, time to time so that younger generation takes it as a moral and never repeats the mistakes.


  1. Hi Abhi,welcome back, how are you doing? Nice write up again..very touching...Realizing your mistake & changing yourself for the better is very important, so now just forget everything and just move on and lead a happy life with your family and friends...take care

  2. DearAbhi,
    Good Morning!
    Welcome back to blogosphere!:)
    Haal kya hain janab ka?Pat is past.Live in the present moments!Repentence is the great gesture!
    A good beginning to peace and happiness!:)
    Let Go and surrender at the Lotus Feet Of God!Start going to temples as and when you can!Positiveenergy will fill in you!
    Abhi,you are a blessed soul!Start counting your blessings!
    Send a mail to your friends whom you feel you have hurt.Words ca convey the true feelings better1
    Right now I have to go out!
    Wishing you a wonderful nd lovely weekend,

  3. Dear Abhi
    I dont think you have to confess much, there are all routine changes and different moods of life. You can never get back the affection, joy once you leave the college. People change, Seasons change, Do we? Have you seen 'Rithu', then you will understand, its not a big movie. But change in relations after some time is beautfully portrayed there. See it and you will feel relaxed.

    Worrying for unknown reason happens to all at some point of time, being isolated, not getting what you want, not even sure about what you need. It all happens, occupational hazards of life.

    You should give firs preference to your family than friends. Friends come and go, ultimatley only family will be supporting you.

  4. Lot of confessions Abhi! I could visit your blog for quite sometime because whenever I tried I would get a 'malicious code, site may harm your computer' type warning. Not this time and I am glad.

    In the meantime I have moved to a new URL

  5. Hi Abhi missed reading ur posts!Here u go with an interesting one.You are very right about telling blogs are for ones own satisfaction and not for others comments.I also used to feel the same.Keep your positive spirits up and life is after all a mixture of all the emotions!good luck!Keep blogging!Your blog space is your best friend!

  6. Hey Abhi.. self realization is the best way to get things right. You have understood things now and everything is going to be really fine for you. :) Just relax and have fun, after all its just one life and its pretty short. Keep smiling and spread your smile to others too. :)

    Hey.. I was so excited to see my name in the post. ;) and what you said is so true. Even little things can matter a lot to us. :)

  7. Abhi,

    I think after your confessions your heart not heavy now. Every faces of life has some stored for you. Yes when we are children our school,playmates are more important. After every one gets into their own life and somebody will have no time others will have time. Priorities changes those are important in sometime, not important now. When you get your family you will know what i mean. welcome back to blogging.

  8. Hello..appo jeevichirippunde alley?Welcome back...

  9. Welcome back Abhi, great post, be positive and it's time to forgive and forget, be happy and have a great weekend...

  10. Glad to see u back postivie.. Wat a lovely post and u will definitely be alrite, enjoy ur weekend

  11. No need to confess yaar you didn't do anything wrong, I would react same as all in your confess, just stay happy, You are one of true friends.

    Your confess recall last moment of PAA movie :) "SORRY"

    Subah kaa bhulaa shaam ko ghar aaye use bhula nahee kahate re aur tune to kuchh bulaa/kiya bhee nahee

  12. Welcome back Abhi....

    You are a good soul Abhi.. may the world keep you that way :)

  13. Re: Sushma

    Sushma, thanks again for your sincere feedback. You are among the ones who always boost my confidence and support me through my articles. I feel satisfied after committing the mistakes and taking decisions to avoid them in future.

  14. Re: Anu

    Thank you very much for supporting me. I also feel that a visit to temples daily will help me regain the lost energy. I have planed the schedule for the day and will try to maintain it.

  15. Re: Arushi

    Thank you Arushi for supporting me and letting me know that I haven’t made a big mistake but personally I understand that each human has a value besides him being my father or my friend. I should never forget the wordings, “give respect, and take respect”

  16. Re: Mridula

    I doubt that I added a directory entry and that was listed by Google as a malicious website. I removed the link later after I received some emails from the blogger friends. Now the blog appears fine on the browser.
    Thank you for your support. It would be great to visit your new blog. I will make an entry.

  17. Re: My cooking experiments

    Thank you for the comments. I do recognize that I should continue my blogging and it gives me a lot of positive response besides being in touch with the new friends.

  18. Re: Nithya

    Hey Nits! Thanks for the feedback
    I am always pleased to refer dedicated and sincere bloggers like you and would like to keep reading your blogs.

  19. Re: Swathi

    Thank you for your sincere thoughts. I do recognize that people have a new start of their life when they have a family. I would like to be an exception by maintaining my love for my friends and family and I consider this as a start, by understanding my faults and correcting them.

  20. Re: Vrinda

    It’s nice to hear a Malayalam word. I was really bored not being in contact with you all.

  21. Re: Priya

    I am sure that I will be alright as I have wishes from a lot of my friends, including you.

  22. Re: Anonymous

    Thank for your comments. I do not mind if you disclose your identity or you don’t. I do consider your thoughts and your suggestions. Thanks for the support.

  23. Re: Happy Kitten

    Thank you for the message. I am sure I will be able to regain my energy as you all are with me.

  24. I like reading your posts no matter what u expect from people...:D ....You can be a good subject of a student studing psychology. Very few people can speak their heart so clearly

  25. Welcome back Abhi. I was wondering what happened to u? Now that u are back and confessed all u thoughts with us,like a Kumbasaram, I feel that these are all mood swings. Be happy don't worry and enjoy life to the fullest(in the right sense). Wish u all the very best. Hope to see many more postings of urs and do comment once in a while in our blogs too. Ok. Take care.- Suhaina(My Singapore Kitchen)

  26. Re: Soma

    Thank you for your thoughts.I dont think I am a good writer but these are the things I experience in my normal life and they come as it is.

  27. Re: Suhaina

    Thanks and I will try to be continous with blogging. I am thankful to all your kind words that give me an energy to excel.

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