Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas time


Now Christmas fever has started .so everywhere Christmas decorations and everything in the shape of Santa and other related items is available. It looks so festive.
But some times I feel  that this is where consumerism starts...Even my child wants everything..today and now..there is no end to gifts...we keep buying things, even if we have no place to keep them and most of the things are forgotten after 15 days.Aren't we wasting the resources?
Why we have connected everything with gifts and things?
Cant we enjoy with what we have?
Today there is no line between need and want..whatever I want I need that.Nobody wants to see the repercussions of this self centred nature.We are teaching the same thing to our children also..they want gift at the drop of the hat..
I feel totally disenchanted with this  trend...of shopping indiscriminately..

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Me Time

I dont understand this me time concept at all...and I hear about it all the time.Earlier women were busy looking after husband , children, inlaws extended families, guests..list was long, facilities were less and so was the affordability and they hardly got anytime on their own, then it would have made some sense,  but the irony is that they never thought of it and never demanded. Whereas today when most of the women have nuclear family and there also they are not totally responsible for everything..everybody is pitching in, rest is being done by maids or restaurants:).

In our time for everything we made efforts, today..if you got up late..no problem..have your breakfast at the cafe outside.dont feel like cooking order something...nobody is bothered about calculating how much damage its doing to their finances or health..

When they are already leading a leisure life, why do they need me time?..I am talking about women who are not doing a job...

I always feel strongly that both the spouses bring something to the marriage, if man is solely responsible for providing finances, then woman should shoulder the complete responsibility of the house..but I dont see that around me...most of the young woman want the man to help, in spite of the man working 10 hrs at his work..and still they want some me time..they have got all the me time in the world in the day...

I know that it sounds regressing but my practical experience says that whenever the men in the house are particular about the way house should be kept, and food also, women  become more efficient and skilled, and after  some time their personality is changed, they become independent and good at managing everything, but wherever men are liberal initially, women become  totally complacent and always ill at ease in everything.

I know that I am going to get lot of brickbats from the girls but still I feel that if we love someone, we must try to raise the bar for that person and make him/her a better person , instead of letting them go down.

We must not fall in love, but rise in love:)


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Smile please..

I have been to Zurich many times and it is such a coincidence that 35 years back my husband was working in Annecy (France) and when we were there, then also we visited Zurich.And that time we saw museums and tourist places. But in all my other trips I enjoy walking in the old town or banhoffstrasse and just roaming around....I am really surprised that nothing changes here, everything remains the same, except that may be population has increased that also not so much as compared to other places.

Here, wherever construction is going on for roads or anything, everybody cribs that they do all this to create employment, they dont need it, road was already good enough.

One thing I really like here and would like to emulate is that everybody works with a smile, meets with a smile..nobody seems to be grumpy...though one of the biggest reason is they have enough money for everything, but still its a habit also...smile spreads energy.

Here in Silcity there is a restaurant..Vapiano,there they give you a card and with that you order and take everything available and while going you can pay....totally honour system, we also need to bring that honesty in our life.

Every time I came in summer, so I was very curious to see the winter here. But this time when god gave me the chance, I feel summer is better..because for me its always very cold outside and no charm in walking around. And the day is so short here that by 5PM it becomes dark.And I have realised that every place has its charm till you havent seen it..after that everything is same...but your home never looses its charm.You always want to come back


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Zurich..2014

Living in Chennai has made me averse to cold. So in Zurich, though its not very cold, I am still finding it uncomfortable and taking time to adjust.
Whenever we have any gathering here, topic invariably comes about India and its good and bad points. Most of the people will say that ...there purchasing power has increased so much,but otherwise it hasnt changed much..same dirty places, no infrastructure, no honesty..no safety etc etc...girls have become so forward, drinking so much...

Though many points are true, but said like that irritate me so much..if everything is so bad why people come here, why cant they live without visiting India and mind it they dont come here for family only..they want shopping too...

India is still cheap for them because of all its underdevelopment only..once we have everything in order, we will not remain so economical. Yes we have many disadvantages, but the same is true anywhere..here in Zurich,one cant afford maid everyday, they charge 25 F per hour, so there is so much we have to do ourselves. Then everything comes packaged, so lot of shopping has to be done and bring it home. Then disposing anything is not so easy. days and places are assigned for everything like cardboard, paper etc and you can do there only.

So life is different everywhere, nothing is good in absolute..for me..I like living in India only with all its plus and minuses