I agree,the article is short, but that makes it easy to be re-read.
I liked the article,it does not say,I will do this and that.
I am happy to see you more experienced and more intelligent than me at30.
Conclusion is impressive and satisfying...."I am surrounded by people I love...I am happy. And
Dear Rahul, Happy Birthday and I just want to say ENJOY.........
Sir, Many many happy returns of the day....it seems to me that your mobile phone have become 30 times more bussier on the day when you turned 30...i must say you are a celibrity amongst all friends...any ways i hope you had a blast...
Are the cup cakes from that Butterfly place in Bombay? Next time, commission me. I do better stuff (read: more creative and possibly, tastier) for free. Also, I just might be in India. :) No, seriously. I'm not kidding about the former. Happy Birthday, again. I'm not for wishing over the web. But if that's what is acceptable, so be it. :)
@Twinkle: Thanks a lot for the wishes and *blushes* for the praise. I'm glad I could of source to make your Monday lighter.
@Ben: Thanks! :)
@Janak: My mobile actually was busy almost entire day - either busy, or dead due to drained battery. Thanks to some unanticipated calls that added to my joy. Not sure about the 'celebrity' status amongst we friends... but if you insist, I'll accept the status. ;)
It’s a late comment despite having read the article almost as soon as you published it. I could somehow not frame this comment despite having my responses to this article running in my mind. So, I just wanted to think through the article and my response before commenting. And what is it that I thought? I liked this one. And why? A couple of reasons:
- It's crisp: short, to the point and absolutely no non-sense content with just about enough referencs to indicate what you associate with as far as being 30 is concerned.
- It's nowhere close to 'gyan-giving' which is most often associated with the advancement of age and wisdom gained on the way.
- I love this part "Now is the time to step forward. Do new things. Do all the other things – do them more frequently." Thanks to the enthusiasm in you which has not died in you (or at least that's how I have most often seen you since I've 'known' you).
- And I love this part too "I'm surrounded by people I love. I’m happy. And excited!" That's what counts in the end right?
BTW: Cute (and yummy) cup-cakes na ;)
"I hope you also 'Like'd it on Facebook and liked it enough to 'Tweet' it."
The facebook like button did not exist earlier. But I am doing the needful right away. Why let other people miss opportunities of reading good articles! :)
A timely comment...
You got 6 Cakes!? And Champagne!?
welcome to the other side rahul. Does it get better? not really. Just older....
@Khushboo: Thanks for 'doing the needful'. I hope you'd have done the same for my latest article
as well. ;)
@Raghu: I got 6 cakes (customized to my favorite stuffs) and another one with my photo on it. Beat that! I never felt so younger! ;) And of course, a friend brought in (surprise) champagne at midnight. I hope you're feeling jealous.
@Sandy: Most certainly - it barely gets better, mainly older. I've already started working on all 'age factors', probably to fool my own self. No nuts!
Nice Article. Short and Simple. I liked 3 things
1) The fact that people other than me Also delete their articles (after sometime)
2) Man hours (although I hate calculations, but this was put in a nice way)
3)last line "I'm surrounded by people I love. I’m happy. And excited!"
Waiting for your post
"35 Odd -What is it Like"
@Nidhi: Thank you for dropping by. (It's well in time for my 31st or 35th birthday for that matter.)
Deleting older (insignificant or otherwise) articles is, I feel, an important part of maintaining the tone and genre of your blog. Interestingly, a new trend had started trending recently - 'recycling the blog'. Instead of deleting the old articles, you can come up with a new summary+index kind of an article describing all the articles you've written, what they are about and why your readers should visit (or revisit) them. It's a good concept. I'm planning to write on shortly - you too should give it a try.
And on that note, just FYI, you've been 'late' responding to this article. Shree Raghvendra P. happened to be one of those early few to be here. You need to be more active! ;)
@Pappa: I'm glad you liked the article. In fact its 'length' was greatly inspired by the kind of articles you write. To the point.
I'm not even remotely trying to compare or guess where I stand compared to you at your age, but it's always a matter of pride to read your appreciations.
I was hoping to jot all the points that came to my mind - but idea of this article was to write about how I've got over many things. And I feel the message is fairly clear.
@Minu: The 'custom' cupcakes and a 'custom' Oreo cake was Khushboo's idea. They ordered online and stuff. It's a Bangalore place. The rest you can find from them directly.
But yeah, for the next time, without waiting for anyone's birthday I'm commissioning you. I have no doubts about your cooking skills.
I heard about you coming to India. I too may end up in Pune around the last week of May. Not sure of the dates, but if you're there by then, we'll catch up for sure.
I'm also not much in favor of wishing over the web. But it's completely acceptable. Any way of wishing is acceptable. In fact, not being able to wish for any reasons is equally fine. It has little to do with the goodwill for each other.
@Khushboo: 'Despite having' read your comment a couple of times, I had to revisit it again to respond here. (I just made this up to use 'Despite having'. No surprises if this page tops the search for the phrase 'Despite having'.) :D Anyway.
I'm glad you liked this article. I hope you also 'Like'd it on Facebook and liked it enough to 'Tweet' it.
Coming to four of your couple of reasons:
1. Frankly, I was hoping to add a few more points. But it made
more sense to stick to the point. I'm glad all those who read it, explicitly noticed the length part of it.
2. There's always too much of 'gyan-giving' online/offline in most conversations, that it was a note-to-self to keep this meaningful (and NOT preachingful). I'm completely fine with linking that with 'my age'.
3. The enthusiasm is there. It has always been. But it needs to be revived. Especially, following some intense engagement on professional front lately, the co-curricular element has been suppressed badly. With 'recent improvements' in my life (and that of "others" around me), I'm hoping to see major (positive) change in the situation.
4. Being surrounded by the people I love and, more importantly, those who love me back is all that counts. From the beginning till the end! At 30, 60, earlier and later.
Btw, Cup-cakes were high on calories. But I loved them! :) I ("Rahul Desai") couldn't get a better gift - besides the custom birthday cake and champagne! ;)
Its always nice to read something inspiring on Monday morning !
I doubt there would be any better way to start a week than this :)
Anyways Happy Birthday Ravi ;) !
posted @ Monday, May 16, 2011 9:04 AM by Twinkle