Understanding "Misunderstandings"

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At times we don't like certain things about the people who are close to us. But instead of sorting out things, we bury them somewhere inside us. The truth is that they never get buried and create further misunderstandings....
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Some time back, even i experienced something like this. There was a time when i disliked certain things about one of my close friends. I would get hurt by so many things so often. I never said anything and decided to forget everything. But nothing was forgotten. Slowly and gradually when i realised that my disliking was growing more and more, i decided to say everything little thing i had in my heart. And then, i realised that all such misunderstandings were circumstantial and she actually never ever intended to hurt me. By saying things i had inside me, not only our misunderstandings got cleared, we even became closer friends. Had i said everything earlier, i wouldn't have held so many grudges against her because of so many misunderstandings.

Likewise, i see people around me who do not sort out misunderstandings between them and their close friends or even family members. They do not realise that such things always prick somewhere deep inside their hearts. When a number of such incidents take place, they start disliking each other and slowly and gradually start distancing themselves from each other. And i feel that why don't they just say everything. When they know that staying quiet is definitely not going to help, why don't they try saying! I truly believe that for strong relation its important to appreciate each other but its even more important to criticise each other and sort out things, especially when you see the other person as a life long companion....



The dirty game of politics...or Raajneeti as they call it...

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As the title suggests, this post is inspired by the latest bollywood release "Raajneeti". I saw the movie few days back. It very cannily unveiled the dirty face of the Indian politics. Not just politics, but the families as well.
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So, we are well aware of the stories of Mahabharata. At the time when the dramas based on this epic were quite popular, i hardly took any interest in what it was all about. But now i feel that the person who wrote mahabharata was so right about what all he wrote. In politics, its the "kursi" that holds the prime importance. Even the people having the blood relations don't think before back stabbing each other when it comes to kursi. Politicians go to every possible extent to expand their vote banks by canvassing on the public sentiments. Rather than highlighting their own achievements they believe in highlighting the failures of their opponents because no one really has much achievements to boast about. A lot of times i feel when the opposition people negate the policies of the ruling government, what is their actual motive??? Do they actually care about the public welfare??? Definitely not! These are just dirty tactics to weaken the ruling govt to get the kursi again! Even if it requires a few murders, it hardly matters for these people. What's the big deal about spending a few lakhs to completely wipe out a person who can be "harmful" to your reputation!! What a cut throat competition!! Even in families we see brothers fighting over family property. Everyone wants more than the others. No one feels satisfied with what he gets. When some politician dies a tragic death, in no time others give statements about how good a leader he was. But at the back of their minds, they start thinking about filling the void left by him!! Another good aspect of the movie was that inspite of all the mishappenings, the life goes on. Whether its politics or something else, it doesn't stop or wait for anybody. Ultimately, new people fill the voids left by others. That's Raajneeti....