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The Irony of Our Present Times

Ravinder Kumar Jain | June 3, 2021
The Irony of Our Present Times

Never have I seen such a mess in my life.

The air is pure, but wearing a mask is mandatory.

 

There is no traffic on the roads, but the lockdown means no going for long drives.

People have clean hands, but there is a ban on shaking hands.

 

Friends have all the time, but they cannot meet up or get together.

The cook inside us wants to try out new dishes, but we cannot have anyone over for lunch or dinner.

 

Every Friday, the heart longs to go out,

But the weekend does not seem to end.

 

Those who have the money have no way to spend it.

Those who don’t have money, have no way to earn it.

 

There is enough time at hand, but you can’t fulfil your dreams.

The culprit is all around, but cannot be seen.

 

A world full of irony!

Be positive but test negative.


Ravinder Kumar Jain

Ravinder is the managing partner of his firm ‘Varni Builders’ which was set up by him and his younger brothers in 1985. Prior to this, he looked after various construction projects for his father’s firm Singla & Jain Pvt Ltd. He has since completed 50 years in the field of construction for the armed forces as a special class builder.

 

Ravinder is a philanthropist and is associated with several organizations such as Rotary and Lions and is a trustee of Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Siliguri, the Vidhayadevi Oswal Eye Hospital, Siliguri, and the Darjeeling Oncology Trust. He is also a North Bengal Zonal Council member for CII.

 

Ravinder recently published his memoirs entitled Living with Passion. It is an embodiment of everything he stands for. He believes age is just a number and that every day needs to be lived to the fullest.

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Rtn Ravindra Kumar jain
Rtn Ravindra Kumar jain
11 days ago

Nice to see my small article covered so beautifully,luv to participate in your publications,sharing my life experiences.
Thanks a ton.🙏

Rtn Ravindra Kumar jain
Rtn Ravindra Kumar jain
11 days ago

It’s beautiful platform to express your sentiments and experiences

Yashikha Jain
Yashikha Jain
11 days ago

Wow! This is amazing. I have so much respect for you tauji. You inspire me and motivate me in so many ways. Always teaching me to be positive and grateful. You are the the pillar who has been always watching out for each one of us in the family and keeps our family together. So proud of you tauji 🙂

Manisha Agarwal
Manisha Agarwal
11 days ago

Very true Uncle but Sometimes I feel that this is perhaps Nature’s way of Restoring balance. We As humans have destroyed and meddled with nature. Its time we go back to Nature to seek its eternal Blessing.
Perhaps its time we stop abusing Nature.
WE will be able to interact as earlier.
We need to learn our lesson now .

Rajesh jain
Rajesh jain
11 days ago

Nicely describes the current world situation

Sangita Arora
Sangita Arora
Reply to  Rajesh jain
10 days ago

Mr jain Really you are a dynamic personality.you are an inspiration to all.God bless you.Stay young forever.

Rakesh Prasad
Rakesh Prasad
11 days ago

Yes I totally agree that we are slave to time till we do not find ways to turn the adversity to opportunity.

Priyanka Somani
Priyanka Somani
11 days ago

You are a Gem Uncle. You have motivated so so many people. You have taught how life should be. Helping others always bringing smile to their faces. I have learnt alot from you and one very special thing is your Smile which never fades. Everyone should at least try a little to be like you. Life would be beautiful 😍

Payal Agarwala
Payal Agarwala
10 days ago

Well written uncle you have described it so simply yet elegantly.
Hope you always keep writing and inspiring us.

Kanika Bhattacharya
Kanika Bhattacharya
9 days ago

You have such a dynamic personality and extend your helping hand to everyone. You truly are an inspiration for everyone. Wish you a happy and healthy life

Manoj
Manoj
9 days ago

Each word is expressive of today’s life but a real agony for me as in previous years I had no time and now I have ample time but no means to use it the way I once dreamt

Anu Khosla Sakhuja
Anu Khosla Sakhuja
8 days ago

Honestly Sir !! This is the world full of Irony…….It has been an eye opener to all of us who took so many things for granted…..extremely thankful to the technology for keeping us going and making us reach out to Gems like You……May we all be good students and sail together to make this world a better place 🙏❤

Last edited 8 days ago by Anu Khosla Sakhuja
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