Saturday, November 13, 2010

Short Take - Dt. 13.11.2010 - Point to ponder

Short Take - Dt. 13.11.2010 - Point to ponder

Point to ponder

The season has changed. Winter is almost here. Many people may take the Eid break. One thing I noticed during the last couple of weeks here. I find cars parked for days and covered with full of dust.

Although, it is becoming cool outside, for somewhere, someone, the heat is on. Is it turning out to be real that there is an effect of financial crunch happening around?

The banking sector is also in greater caution and this is another major area for many of us who has an attitude to be there when in need. It is therefore important to be in touch with your regular friends/loved ones/contacts.

Make sure you get to create a communication and feel their pulse. I am sure you will definitely be able to get the feelings across, even if it is a silence or pause in the communication. But to be there at the time in need is the most important gift you can give to a friend or a well wisher of yours.

The reason for writing this here is an interview of Malayalam movie actor Dileep shown on TV sometime ago about one of his movie where he did a stunt scene by jumping into the sea.

In it he explained what was his feeling before jumping and once in motion down. No control, and life and death was seconds away. Luckily for him there were people to rescue, who were on standby. But a repeat shot had to be taken and he continued, there were no one around and it was really touch and go. Two years ago I had to go through the motions of the death of two friends who committed suicide. If someone was there to hold them/restrain them back from that crucial decision, life would have been an altogether different thing for their children.

We all boast of so many friends and well wishers on several media and social forums. How many of them will be there to care for you when in real need? A point to ponder?

So, let the party continue, enjoy life as it happens, but keep an eye and ear open for that precious silence somewhere around. You never know, when a chance hello or a short email from you will make you realise the reason for that precious silence and may give you an opportunity to be the most important person for someone whom you care.

Ramesh Menon
To read it in original, please visit GULF TODAY online.

1 comment:

  1. Respected Sir,
    I am a student of Manipal University in dubai, Ayesha Ali. Our university will be holding a seminar on Media Literacy called Mirage 2010 on December 7.
    As part of the Journalism and PR team, I will be speaking about Citizen Journalism. Clearly you've been contributing articles to several newspapers for a long time! Would you be interested in talking about the same subject? It would be fantastic to have a first-hand view upon the subject.
    Please reply to
    Looking forward to your mail,
    Ayesha Ali