Kripya order karein!

Kripya order karein!
Kripya order karein!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Are you fighting with someone today?

Think of the big picture. Now, I have an arbiter for determining this elusive thing called the big picture.

Would this matter if someone you love very, very much was sick, perhaps dying? Would you still be here, fighting this battle?

Try it, it works. Because the thing is this - most battles are only fights, squabbles really and petty ones at that. A waste of time. Time that would be better spent loving someone.

Now everyone let us shut up, give that guy/girl a hug, listen to this and give peace a chance. Yeah, yeah, I am only a hippie at heart.



Ev'rybody's talking about
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism
This-ism, that-ism
Isn't it the most
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Ev'rybody's talking about
Ministers, Sinisters, Banisters and canisters,
Bishops and Fishops and Rabbis and Pop eyes,
And bye bye, bye byes.
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Let me tell you now
Ev'rybody's talking about
Revolution, Evolution, Mastication, Flagelolation, Regulations.
Integrations, Meditations, United Nations, Congratulations
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Oh Let's stick to it
Ev'rybody's talking about
John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary, Tommy smothers, Bob Dylan,
Tommy Cooper, Derek Tayor, Norman Mailer, Alan Ginsberg, Hare Krishna,
Hare Krishna
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Another, in my opinion better version here.

23 comments:

stuti said...

There was this one episode in The Wonder Years where in the very last frame all the school kids come out despite repeated threats from the principal, and sing this song to protest against the Vietnam war.

I loved the song. And I've loved The Wonder Years even more since then.

:)

Aneela Z said...

Is this post dedicated to the MNS? Jaadu ki jhappi?

roop said...

of course, we'll still be at it, parul. point is a point is a point. ;p

no, u're right.

and for that *hugggz*

:)

Parul said...

stuti - I love this song too. Very much. I almost did not want to share it on the blog.

Aneela - How funny you should say that because I finished writing this, went to Mom's room and found her watching Munnabhai. I believe it was a sign of the blog gods approving of my post.

roop - Hugs back, roopie.

eve's lungs said...

One of my favourites . How apt in today's world .

divi said...

a very drunk friend just kept screaming
all we are ssaying is give me sunshine!!

chandni said...

aag ka kya hai, pal do pal mein lagti hai...bujhte bujhte ek zamaana lagta hai...

dipali said...

Such a lovely concept. Yes, we do need peace, more than ever before.

Poppins said...

:) I loved your previous post too BTW

mummyjaan said...

Fights give me palpitations; give me a hug any day and I'll give you one right back!

Meira said...

True...but don't we need our occasional fights with the spouse/sibling/friends ? Knowing that we'd come out of the fight stronger? Or simply the 'roothna-manaana' drama that brings in lindts?:D

Tithi said...

saw ur book cover and read abt it in the westland catalogue...looking forward to it...cheers!

Parul said...

eve's lungs...It is, it is.

divi...LOL! Where was this? MICA?

chandni...My thoughts exactly.

dipali...Globally as well as locally, dips!

Poppins...Gracias, senora!

mummyjaan...I am all for fights but only for things that matter and then too only peacefully.

Meira...Well, if that be the case of course we should fight!

Tithi...Gosh, someone other than me has seen that catalogue! Thanks Tithi and yes, it is expected to be out anytime now.

Stuti said...

You've written a book??????!! hain? hain? When were u planning to tell your readers? i.e. in other tones than "i am thinking of writing a book".

Umbrage taken :/

stuti said...

You've written a book??????!! hain? hain? When were u planning to tell your readers? i.e. in other tones than "i am thinking of writing a book".

Umbrage taken :/

Parul said...

stuti - Aw, don't take umbrage and all. People keep referring to it in the comments space but I plan to talk about it only once it is in the shelves. That should be this week sometime. You will read, won't you?

divi said...

haha yes! pretty much all my stroies r from there i m still so hung up!

eve's lungs said...

Parul - you write ?

Anonymous said...

Wow, your book is coming out this week? Congratulations!! And please do post to let us know.

Hope you sell at least a million copies!!

Veena

Cynic in Wonderland said...

your book coming out this week?

GROUPIE TIME. AUTOGRAPH! OKAY I AM little hyperexcited

Perfect Witch said...

Good one. Followed your advice and made peace with someone :)

stuti said...

I check this blog like, thrice a day! of COURSE I will read.. All the best for the launch!!!

Mama - Mia said...

:)

so so true parul! its funny how most of us just cant see the big picture and realize almost everything we fight over with loved ones is petty and trivial!

cheers!

abha