As The Sun Of Today Goes Down

December 31, 2009 Pune, India - As the last rays of today's sun will cease the trailing events of this year, leaving behind a log of memories - bitter and sweet, here I take some time out to recollect them. To say tomorrow would be just as every other day but for many of us the closing moments of today's dusk will imply a completion of a milestone. I understand that this was not a very good year for most of us. Certainly, a year that started with a doom that resulted into job losses, pay cuts, pandemic crisis, terrorism, for many was not a pleasant experience. For the ones who were rather more fortunate to have their jobs retained ran into a great deal of mental stress right since the onset of this year. Recession has hit us all in one way or the other.

It's a beautiful Thursday afternoon here in Pune and I have just finished scrolling through all the pages of the newspaper. It seemed more colorful than yesterday. The dazzling fonts used in the names of the funky Disco Jockeys is tempting me to attend one of the numerous events organized in the city. I reckon, most of the people have already finished planning their schedules. The city cops are on an alert and have been patrolling for security measures. The city spirit is as high as ever - I remember its level during the 31st of the last year. No matter how hard our past was, we are much enthusiastic to open the black boxes of the forthcoming moments. A hope drives us all - a hope for a better tomorrow.

"Everything in life is temporary.
Darkness of the night; or a bright day. Even sunrise is temporary; so is sunset.
So if things are going good, enjoy it because it won't last forever.
And if things are going bad, don't worry. Because it won't last forever either.
Everything passes by"

Have a Great Year Ahead!


  1. Wish you a very happy new year.

  2. A very very very Happy New Year to you. :)

  3. Wish you a Very happy New year.. May all ur wishes come true.. have fun tonight if you decide to go out ...

  4. Pretty touching post, indeed, dear Neeraj! Loved your thoughts on the medley of emotions & turmoils that folks have gone through the year that would, soon, be history.

    In fact, the New Year's eve is like every other night. There's no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.

    Well, cheers to human emotions... Cheers to life... HAPPY NEW YEAR, dear Neeraj!!! :))

    Shrinath Vashishtha
    Port Blair
    Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

  5. Thanks everyone! Wish you a bright year ahead.

    As Srinath has said, cheers to the human emotions - they form the food for our ever high spirits! Great Going! :)

  6. a wonderful write! wishing you a happy new year 2010 !

  7. Thank you Deependra! Wish you a splendid year ahead! Enjoy!


  9. Happy Celebrations!!!!

    Wishing You & your family a very happy year ahead....


  10. First of all let me wish you a happy new year.
    Yes , nothing is permanent and that is why change s called strongest sign of life. The only things we the human can do is continue our pursuit to become the person we think we were meant to be.
    moments, Days and years will go like the waves that reach the sea shore with such a roar to convert into surf. Waves disappear into ripples and noises calm down but the sea and sand remain for ever........

  11. Superb message Neeraj and a wonderful summary of the past! Wishing you a very happy new year!

  12. Pune was definitely ready for all the parties, but they are always over rated.....
    Hope you have a great New Year


  13. Wonderfully written. A touching post yet full of hope...

    P.S. Here's wishing you a Happy, Safe, Wonderful and Prosperous New Year!!!

  14. Very Nice Nilesh. Happy new year to you & your family.

  15. lovely post :)
    Wishyou too a beautiful year ahead :)

  16. Beautiful! You have a way with words. A very happy new year to you..

  17. Happy new year... you got a nice header image :)
    Wishing you the all the success and an eventful year.