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June 20, 2012

A FATHER IS BORN

Filed under: Blue Diamond! — Raja @ 1:18 PM

There is nothing more beautiful than those tiny hands and feet of yours, and nothing more reassuring than the confused look in your wide eyes!

We talk among ourselves. You know we do – your mother, you and I. There is so much to talk about. You have your own stories of the cozy world you had been a part of for nine months – how it was perfectly warm and no bell had to be sounded when you needed food, and how, fairly often, the whole world shook hysterically (actually, that was your mom laughing at my silly jokes!). We have stories of our world – the world that we three will now share with so many others. Our world has a lot more stories – a lot more complex and a lot more confusing stories. There are stories about our past, and about our dreams. Stories about family, society, languages, cultures, love, wars, evolution, creation ……….. and things beyond. We will flip through the pages together.

I had always thought I would teach you the right things; show you the right way. How I would love to guide you to the truth! And write stories on my own for you to get to know the world.

Now, as you came into this world, so did I. And it’s a sweet paradox out here – where life must feed on death and vision is but blind faith. Right and wrong are but mirage of the same fallacious truth!

What was the path I took to this bliss – an undreamably beautiful wife, the cutest little baby boy, the most caring parents and relatives, and the very best of friends? I wish I knew. I cannot promise you any answer, but you can take my word for it that I will be with you, whatever path we all choose to tread on. We will explore it together. As we float in this infinite expanse of nowhere and nothing, you will always be anchored to us.

As you came to our world, I am born. As a father.

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52 Comments »

  1. big congos man
    i thot ther wd b sum news since u were not active for a long long time
    upload sum pics here – that will b gr8
    congrats again

    Comment by Pranay — June 20, 2012 @ 6:27 PM

    • Thank you Pranay 🙂
      will upload photos on Facebook. Feel free to add me there.

      Comment by Raja — June 20, 2012 @ 6:28 PM

      • wow ……….. datz a sper kwik reply
        cheers nd happy parenting

        Comment by Pranay — June 20, 2012 @ 6:30 PM

      • btw, forgot 2 say smthg abt da post
        it is not like ur other posts, nd datz expected
        this 1 seems lyk coming frm a philosopher nd not da blogger who generally posts here

        Comment by Pranay — June 20, 2012 @ 6:32 PM

        • hehe ……
          Thanks dude
          Keep visiting. You may also visit my photoblog at snowyevening.blogspot.com

          Comment by Raja — June 20, 2012 @ 6:34 PM

  2. Hearty congratulations to all three of you!

    The post is excellent and touched a chord in me! You will surely be an excellent father.

    Waiting to see photos on facebook.

    Comment by Tathagato — June 20, 2012 @ 6:39 PM

    • Thank you
      not excellent, being just a good-enough father will be an achievement 🙂

      Comment by Raja — June 20, 2012 @ 7:02 PM

  3. A very nice write up Jeet. Quite emotional :).. Loved it. And Best of luck ahead. I am sure you will be one awesome dad.

    Comment by Raj Arali — June 20, 2012 @ 10:52 PM

    • Thanks Raj 🙂
      when will a friend of Aaryav arrive? :-p

      Comment by Raja — June 20, 2012 @ 10:56 PM

  4. Cool, man. You should have been a writer 😉
    Congrats again and enjoy the new chapter of your life!
    Cheers

    Comment by Subhadeep — June 20, 2012 @ 11:34 PM

  5. Congratulations Rajaji and family !!
    The post is superb, pretty philosophical and with a lot of hope for ur son to believe that he got excellent papa to take care of him.
    Congratulations once again !

    Comment by Another Crazy mind... — June 20, 2012 @ 11:46 PM

    • Thanks Sam 🙂
      Sonny must believe that his papa is a hero – that’s what sons do!

      [You may find difficulty sometimes posting comments here, but you need to keep trying :P]

      Comment by Raja — June 21, 2012 @ 9:23 AM

  6. Congratulations Rajaji and family !!
    The post is superb, pretty philosophical and with a lot of hope for ur son to believe that he got excellent papa to take care of him.

    Comment by Samyak — June 20, 2012 @ 11:49 PM

  7. Tons of congratulations ment. So touching. I am sure your son would better you in years to come and make the world a wee bit nicer 🙂 If I ever meet him, the honour to be the cool-aunt-who-spoils would be all mine!

    Comment by phoenix — June 21, 2012 @ 12:30 AM

    • Thanks Ment (Ment-aunt for him!)
      I’m sure you’ll meet him. That can be arranged easily.

      Comment by Raja — June 21, 2012 @ 9:24 AM

  8. congrats to both of you!waiting for the photos of the new member of your family……..

    Comment by sarmistha — June 21, 2012 @ 1:11 AM

    • Thanks 🙂
      photo lagabo facebook-ey. ei weekend-ei

      Comment by Raja — June 21, 2012 @ 9:25 AM

  9. Raja, It’s a truely wonderful feeling – your baby! And when they grow up – it’s fascinating ! Each single achievement is a miracle and each little pain is a tragedy.Congratulations to both of you !!!

    Comment by Nilanjana Moulick — June 21, 2012 @ 6:05 PM

  10. Congrats to you

    and All the best to the baby. I dont know what kind of world we will leave for the next generation.

    stupid wordpress was asking me to log in before posting comment on the blog

    Comment by Bhavesh — June 21, 2012 @ 6:40 PM

    • Thanks Bhav
      The next generation won’t have things much different – the basic ideas will all remain the same, may be the package will change

      Comment by Raja — June 21, 2012 @ 10:57 PM

  11. In our understandning…..Raja & Rani have gifted a ‘Prince’ to us…..

    bikas-kaku & kakima

    Comment by Bikash Sinha — June 22, 2012 @ 6:34 AM

  12. Right, I understand. Congrats. A new journey begins for you and my best wishes.

    Comment by matheikal — June 22, 2012 @ 8:59 AM

  13. Congratulations to both of you 🙂

    Comment by Megha — June 22, 2012 @ 12:44 PM

  14. The new jouney of you three has started…. congrats 🙂

    Comment by Sridisha — June 23, 2012 @ 1:07 AM

  15. Wish you and your new family much happiness.

    Comment by KayEm — June 23, 2012 @ 6:47 PM

  16. Congrats to the world of parenthood. Ebar “Ore Baba” kothatar mane bujhbi 😉

    Comment by Prasun — June 24, 2012 @ 1:05 AM

    • tui bujhchhis? 😉

      Comment by Raja — June 24, 2012 @ 9:39 AM

      • kichhuta…its a journey not a destination 😀

        Comment by Prasun — June 26, 2012 @ 9:31 AM

  17. Congratulations to both of you! What a beautiful post! Would love to see some pics.

    Comment by Nidhi — June 24, 2012 @ 10:16 AM

  18. Congrats Raja! tum tinon ko dher saari shubhkaamnaayein

    Comment by PA (ex PM) — June 24, 2012 @ 10:20 PM

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  20. Congratulations.

    Now, about the post:
    First, you have lost a lot of your writing skills that had kept me coming to your Sojourn blog long ago. That said, you still have some left in you. I liked, “nothing more reassuring than the confused look” and “where life must feed on death and vision is but blind faith”
    Second, if these are your true feelings, you will surely make an excellent guide and father
    Third, I liked the depth in the post

    Comment by Surabhi — June 25, 2012 @ 10:56 AM

    • Thanks. Glad to know that you used visit my blog frequently. I guess a satisfied soul doesn’t find many channels of expression – it just becomes lazy 🙂

      Comment by Raja — June 25, 2012 @ 11:18 AM

  21. …………….. i wept………….. .lovelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy and i am soooooooooooooooooooooo happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome to the dazzling world of parenthood!!! extremely sorry for the delay in sending across my blessings and love to the little prince!! God Bless the beautiful family :)!!! you made my day!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by sushmita — July 2, 2012 @ 5:31 AM

  22. Congratulations. A lovely post. And believe me you will feel this way all through – no matter your age or that of your baby as he will be for you always.

    Comment by radha — July 3, 2012 @ 2:43 AM

    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂

      Comment by Raja — July 3, 2012 @ 7:31 AM

  23. excellent post dude. very honest and true and beautiful. I cud not have put the feelings in a better wat. I was going thro som other posts here and you seem to b a man of a few words but you choose your words very carefully. I liked coming here. great job. keep up the good work. both the satirical and philosophical posts are great

    Comment by Ashwanth — July 3, 2012 @ 1:18 PM

    • Thank you. Please keep visiting.

      Comment by Raja — July 3, 2012 @ 4:56 PM

  24. Very very well-written post. I remember when I became a dad for the first time, I could not even think properly for a couple of weeks – everything seemed so new and so strange. When I look back to those days now, I remember having a lot of thoughts about the past, the future, and the overwhelmingly busy ‘present’! I had very similar feelings like you have, but I would never be able to put those into words and make such a beautiful, and yet short, post. Kudos to you.
    I have submitted some links on Reddit about my experince of taking care of my baby. I would love it if you could visit and leave a comment, if you can manage the time!
    Congratulations to you and your family. I am sure you will enjoy this bliss.

    Cheers
    Nick

    Comment by ThrillyNick — July 10, 2012 @ 11:14 AM

    • Thanks for reading and commenting. I will definitely visit your reddit submissions.

      Comment by Raja — July 10, 2012 @ 1:05 PM

  25. Gr8 news CONGRATULATIONS!.Enjoy the bliss and if possible pls share ur bliss with us. i mean the photos…ur thoughts as u try to decipher the sounds of the angel, from the angel and by the angel, the delicate furrows, the baby bumps, the smiles in dreams when the angel is having frndly banters with others…everything.
    i’ll be reliving mine once again through yours.:)
    p.s: if u don’t want to share the photo then it’s okay…i will understand but the rest u must.

    Comment by shivani — July 23, 2012 @ 12:15 AM

    • Thank you.
      I will certainly not post any photos here. I have posted a few on my facebook account (I’ve the link here in the comments) 🙂

      There is a lot to write. But things happening much faster than I could even grasp, let alone write about!

      Comment by Raja — July 23, 2012 @ 8:21 AM


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