Wednesday, February 18, 2015



So, does the mere thought of the word kiss puts us all in a melting mood? How beautiful would life be if we were to seal  it with kiss?  Am I talking of PDA here and that too in a country like India where right up from the Valentine's Day straight up to the ‘AIB Roast’, all become an issue of national and cultural integrity and hideous crimes like rape are talked about without a frown on the forehead? Well, that’s what any and everything in an Indian's life can be blown out of proportion at any point in time. One might be the Aam Aadmi someday and one fine day turn into  an  Aadmi who can no more be Aam .Such is life in this nation; fast, unpredictable, restless, ambivalent, multifaceted and complicated. Not that I am propagating a negative view point of the beautiful lives that we live but lately I have witnessed a lot of complication twirling around every individual's life. Be it a two year old kid or a seventy year old man, everyone seems to be in a race towards  achieving  more and more obscurity. 

On one hand,  we have the homemakers who love complicating relationships,  bosses love complicating projects, kids love complicating their textbooks, women love complicating their looks,  men love complicating their conversation , parents demand complicated explanations, teachers complicate the left over academic potential of students and teenagers always have complicated matters of the heart. God creates a situation but what is it that really adds to the self created difficulty in that situation? Should we say that we pre conceive more and communicate less, we think more and act less, we judge more and talk less, we hate more and love less, we avoid more and confront less, we doubt more and trust less, we die more and live less, so less that unless life gives us a ‘wake up’ call we happily remain veiled up in our egos, hatreds, prejudices, vices, jealousies and attitudes. So what is the solution? Maybe a KISS, well then, the communication experts would know that effective communication follows the KISS rule meaning thereby Keep It Short and Simple.

The same acronym when applied to a real life situation can make things easy and matters light. All we have got to remember is that a KISS (Keep It Simple and Sweet) can be the gateway to many of our smiles. When the matters of the mind complicate the heart, trust the heart. When ego clouds relationships, outshine the ego, when perception clouds reality, believe in the latter and when hatred overrules love always let cupid overpower for there is no other way to make us happy and our lives a little simpler. Each day we are, and will be faced with challenging situations, tough decisions and difficult paths but the decision to tread on the ‘Road less travelled’ has to be ours. No friend ever leaves, no relation ever breaks, no memory ever fades, no situation ever changes but at the end of the day it is solely our gaze which decides whom to retain and whom to part with. Nevertheless a KISS in no situation can be harmful so let’s live it with a KISS or we keep loving obscurities.