Raita…


Let us be chill and laugh. This post is a try to make you smile and laugh by using the famous phrases, Raitan failana and Raita sametna.

Raita is an Indian dish made of curd together with raw or cooked vegetables. The other form of Raita is boondi raita. It is also served with Biryani and sometimes consumed after lunch or dinner. Hold on, this post is not about preparation of raita but about when we use raita in our conversation. The popular Hindi saying, “Rait failana (Spreading raita)” and “Raita sametna (wind up raita)” are often used in the conversation. Those who aren’t aware of these phrases, let me give a small description.

Boondi Raita , PC: Google

Raita Failana: Raita failana is used when there is a mess created. This phrase is used to crate a mess in situations where things were going well.

Raita Sametna: This phrase is used to get back to the normal after raita is spread. This means when someone had created a mess (raita failana), the same is used to clean up the mess.

Let us look at the below incidents…

Raita Failana

Mr X was invited by his friend, Mr Y, for dinner. Mr X and was welcomed by his friend. He had dinner and Mr Y asked him to taste Raita as well. Mr X was shocked, and he asked, you want me to eat Raita? Mr Y responded, Yes. Mr X reiterated his question and Mr Y gave the same answer. The moment was becoming little but serious as Mr X tone was not normal. After some time, Mr X said, Maine to suna hai ki Raita failaya jata hai aur tum mujhe Raita khane ko bol rahe ho (I have heard that Raita is spread, and you are asking me to eat). Everyone present was laughing after Mr X responded. Mr Y gave a look to his friend and said, Maine to tumhe Raita khane ko bola tha aur tumen Raita faila diya (I offered you to eat Raita and you ended up spreading the same). Everyone was laughing with their conversation of Raita… 😊 😛

Raita Sametna

Mr X and Mr Y were colleagues and good friends. Both were working in the same company and in the same project. Mr Y was given a task which he didn’t liked as it was not the kind of work, he considered he should be doing. Hence, he was not serious about it. He was working but not with his interest and potential. The deadline was near, and his manager called for a review meeting to discuss the status. Mr Y was unable to give justification of the work which he had done so far, and his manager understood that he had created a mess. The manager called Mr X and asked him to take over that work from Mr Y and complete the same in stipulated timeframe. Mr X agreed and started working on it and he understood that a mess has been created and he must be very cautious. It will be a time-consuming task, but he was confident to do the same. He was working late in the office and used to come early. One evening, Mr Y asked him, how is the work going on. Mr X said, he had to do a lot as the work Mr Y did was a mess. Mr Y was smiling and asked him this is the reason he is working late. Mr X said, han tumne Raita failaya hai main ab use samet raha hun (Yes, you spread the Riata and now I am winding up the same). 😊 Mr Y laughed and so do Mr X and other colleagues sit nearby.

This is Raita which is consumed as a dish and used in several conversations. Often parents also use this raita failana when their child creates a mess in house. The above incidents are relatable, and one may have experienced or observed the same.

After reading the post, try to laugh or smile and recall those incidents wherein you spread the raita or you have to wind up the raita spread by others… 😊 Stay safe, stay healthy and stay happy.

Ashish Kumar

Emptiness and Loneliness – Best Friends


Emptiness and loneliness are two of my best friends.

They are always with me even if I do not need them.

You might be surprised in knowing that how ” emptiness and loneliness “can become my friends.

But they are…

Yesterday, I was on an unwanted and undefined walk. My feet suddenly stopped to move forward. My eyes were unable to see anything. My mind was unable to think even nothing… and my heart stopped beating.  Even though I am alive.

I came back, sat down and was feeling helpless. No one was there to support me. Some haunted memoirs were repeatedly coming in mind. There was a feeling of losing. Intuition of coming scary moments was revolving. Sadness plus hopelessness surrounding around the life was making me to give up. Life seems to be meaningless. Then these two of my friends came and gave me enormous support and strength.

LONELINESS told me, don’t worry, nothing will happen. You may or may not be surrounded by other person in your life, but I will be there for you. You may feel bad of having no friends or company. You should not worry as I am your true friend who will be present every time with you. I may be “an intangible friend” with no physical presence but I will be the one who will stand by your side as a best friend.  As I am here you will obviously achieve what you want. You will have to cheer up and should not lose your patience even if no “person” is in your support.

EMPTINESS told me, move forward dear. You have too much potential to do what you want. You can reach your destination by cutting every obstacle. Your potential is immense, and you need to figure it out. Feeling of having nothing today can create many things tomorrow. You can light a candle without having any source of doing so. You are a fire, a fire which cannot be stopped even if someone pours millions of litre of water on it. So, keep burning and create your world of desire. Keep the zeal intact. Your presence is enough to keep others courageous. So never let it down.

I felt relaxed then and started to work as normally. The conversation which I had with my best friends rejuvenated me and ended up writing below quote.

Humans may or may not support you at every junction. It is only you who will or can make the difference. So never be dependent on others. Be independent. Have faith on yourself and find your inner strength and you will surely reach your destination, one day…

In one of articles which I published few years ago, I have tried to portray solitude in different way. If taken positively, what solitude can provide and how one should utilize solitude. I welcome you to read the article and would be happy to know your insights as well. The article titled, Solitude – Pleasure or Pain?

Ashish Kumar

Learn from mistake…


Learn from the mistake.
What if you have to take a retake.
Mistakes are part of live.
Giving you a chance to revive.
Welcome the darkness with positive attitude.
Enjoying the moments should be the attitude.

Learn from the mistake.
Take risk, don’t hesitate.
Do well and be well.
Hence, all will be well.
Leave the confusion aside.
Move ahead in order to rise.

Learn from the mistake.
What if you have to take a retake.
Mistakes are essential.
It helps in finding your potential.
Potential to know your flaws.
Hence, helping to rectify your flaws.
Don’t fear and keep trying.
Take time and keep rising…

Ashish Kumar