Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Rainbow after Rains :)

Just like the vibrant rainbow after heavy rains is soothing for each one of us to see, so is God's decision to our every sincere plea.
The beauty of a dawn can only be understood after the dusk, the innocence in his eyes can only be seen behind his mask.
I wondered why there were problems when God created us to lead happy lives. I wondered why there was sadness and suffering, when God loves all of us equally.
But then i realised, after every sadness comes a ray of happiness, after every problem comes a solution. What he really wants is hope and perseverance in heart!
I wondered why God made me dependent when he knew the person was going to leave me alone, i wondered why he made me trust on people when they betrayed for all the love i showed. But then i realised, only after struggling alone and feeling low did i find a way to be independent. Only after getting betrayed did i know to choose my friends. Only after being lost and ignored, did i realise how beautiful it feels to be strong, brave and independent.
God has a reason for all that he does. He knows the right and wrong for each one of us. We keep questioning and pestering him for every single worry that we have or may have. We always pray for the best things to happen in our life, why not start praying to give us the courage to fight the problems in our life.
The success after failure is always much more commendable than one which is got smoothly. Similarly, a life full of challenges is surely the one the generations to come would want to hear! Be a Hero! :)

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Live Today...Love Today.... and I bet Tomorrow will be yours!!


                      It feels like a quote taken from some book or probably the simplest thing each one can do. You do live each day...you meet people... you follow the usual routine at workplace...you do all your duties and at night when you go to sleep...no matter how perfect your day was...you feel like you missed out something..you missed the few good words of appreciation from your parents...you missed that pat from your friend which he always gave...you missed that innocent smile your siblings gave when they saw you home after work...and yes you did miss so many such precious gestures, emotions from the most treasurable people in your life. So did you actually LIVE that one day?

                          For me, each day given to us is a blessing from God. He expects us to make so many people happy, he expects us to vanish people’s worries by our kind gestures, he expects us to have a charming and positive attitude towards life no matter how much he fools us by bringing in wierd thoughts!! It is indeed just a little foolish game God plays with us when we are nervous. The negative thoughts, the fear, selfishness, jealousy all these are his weapons to simply judge and watch who wins over this battle and who literally gets fooled!!
So it all starts from the moment when you wake up every morning. Just look at yourself in the mirror and give the widest smile you can. Look at yourself and do the craziest things possible!!
             
                        Ohkay...i really mean it people......act like a kid....sway and walk...click your fingers...sing songs without thinking what people may comment about it....dance as if you are drunk...talk as if  this is the last day of your life....hug your loved ones like you never did.....break the rules...drive for long hours....shout your name at the middle of the road...eat, live, have fun...and most importantly just give your best smile to each one you meet. 

                        Even imagining this, tempts and captivates you to live such a moment rather a life...so actually bringing out yourself to be such a vivacious person would indeed be a blessing to each one around you.
What my funda for life is.....once you start enjoying your life...life keeps bumping you to the things you love and sustains your smile forever!!Life itself thinks twice before hurting you.

And,
    As it is said...
    “If you are alone,the world makes you feel alone..
     But if you are contented then the world simply looks forward to be with you!!”

                        At the moment, you may feel like jumping aloud with your friends and cracking the dumbest jokes ever...just do it!! In the midnight hour you may feel like a total freak and would want to dance to loud music...do it! In the chilly cold weather your mouth may tempt you to have ice-cream..go for it..!! Or you may want to swim the deepest seas...don't miss it!
                      You know what...we all irrespective of what we portray ourselves to be, have this kind of feelings in heart...adventures you wished you accomplished!! You are just there...but not Exactly there....it is that one moment when you listen to your heart and make it your decision rather than letting it be just a thought which crossed your mind!!
                  I still remember writing poems in the midnight hour, chatting with best friends about picnic plans  while exams were just round the corner, planning for your best friend’s birthday party and making scrap books even during exams, reading old messages and laughing hard, crying on your bad times yet smiling for those who made you overcome it, fighting with your sibling even  when you know they are right, wondering how you fell in love with the person whom you never thought about few months back and feeling lucky about how God somehow manages to make you believe in miracles when you keep saying that they don’t really exist.

               Life just comes once guys...if you feel like telling someone what you feel for them...go ahead....whatever the consequences maybe!!
        
              If you feel like crying loud because someone close hurted you...shout aloud....emote it out...scream and bang yourself ...just do it....and I bet you would feel like you have reborn again ‘coz indeed you get a chance to begin and give your life a rejuvenating start.
              
               For me, inspite of the fact that my passion totally contradicts with my profession... yes,  I do find time for things I love to do. And I believe there is always time to do, love and experience the happiness when you do something from the bottom of your heart for the person you love. So even though this city keeps you on your toes, with no matter tons of work over your head, give some time to think, feel and admire oneself ‘coz that is the time when you realise how beautiful your life is!!
               So why to make your future a “regret-album ” of your past...when you have a chance to make it an adventure ride for your future! 

 Live today...Love today... & I bet tomorrow will be yours!! :)
   




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BEING RICH IS A PERMANENT GLITCH


My friend once said, “I wish I suddenly found a treasure box with million dollars and then I could live a happy life!” I paused for a second, looked at her and said, “Are you sure that this is all you want, to lead a happy life?” She replied, “Of course, when there is money, you can have a good house, a flooded bank account, lots of shopping and so much more!!” I was amazed the way she amalgamated all the materialistic entities of life and gave it a little name called “happiness”.


Happiness to some would be, getting a job, owning a house, finding an old friend, having a surprise birthday party or simply anything. Yes, all this does make one feel on top of the world, but fortunately there is more to it.


True happiness lies in doing what you like, they say. How many of the Engineers today are learning those 40 subjects because they wanted to since childhood? I would find hardly one or two hands rising from a huge crowd of frustrated students. Is selling newspaper that little boy’s passion, who no matter what wakes up in the cold mornings so that people have a wonderful morning. Was driving an auto-rickshaw that old man’s hobby, who could have quit his job and sat back home? If you start finding answers to these little questions, you will end up answering all the huge questions life throws at you.


I don’t disagree with the fact that “True happiness lies in doing what you like”, but its incomplete. “True happiness lies in doing what you like and moreover liking what you do.” Mind you, both of these may be different. We keep saying that people have become successful in life because they did what they always wanted to do. So, if you don’t get to do what you always wanted to do, does that mean you won’t be successful? Or does that mean you’ll keep cursing your family for not supporting you to do that?


It is only you who stops yourself from not liking what you do. There was this guy who worked in a multinational company but kept regretting for having rejected his previous job offer which had a better pay. This regret kept sinking him into a deep ditch of darkness where all he could see was hatred for himself. This made him build such negative vibes around him that made it impossible for him to come out.


So, why worry when you can actually find happiness from little things in your life! At the end of the day, more than anything, if you are contented and glad about all that you do, that is all that matters. Follow your passion, coz that gives your heart peace. Love your work because that’s the way of happiness in life. “Who wants to be rich? A teacher asked.” All the hands rose up in no time. One little boy, who did not find it significant to raise his hand, with an amazed look stood up and said, “Sir, I wish to be happy, not rich coz if I’m happy, my life is enriched with love, beauty, blessing and this is wealth.” How true was that!


So, guys, let that desire be burning to achieve something all throughout your life, than to be rich and end your life. Coz if you really want to get rich, even the money in the whole world is less, you need to earn while you are asleep and also when the world is asleep!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

DANCE


 Dance is a gift I got from my Grandmother and my great grandmother. In those times, in spite of not having the exposure to learn new forms and perform on various platforms, they had it in them and kept learning and innovating new steps just by listening to songs. I have been tapping my feet and shaking my head to songs since the age of 2, and then it all developed into more of a way of living and enjoying life rather than a pastime.

              At the age of 2, my parents still recollect that I used to dance to the introductory tune of Zee Tv which just began then. Though i don’t remember this incident, even now my family remembers it just because there was no one in  the history of my family who started dancing at the age of 2 (which has been changed now...as my niece has started tapping her feet at the age of 1 J)

              Dance was never difficult for me and I never saw dance to have various genres. Dance was just one soul for me, just one form of expressing what I feel in my heart, to say what words can’t say, to show what my eyes couldn’t alone speak, to reach to someone’s heart just by blending music with emotions. This may seem to be really different, but yes, this is what Dance is for me.

              I started learning Bharatnatyam at the age of 8 when I wasn’t much interested in learning it, but as time passed by, I realised I have some unbelievable skills (inherited) in me to dance with wonderful expressions and movements. In a span of one year, I started giving performances in school and other clubs where I started getting compliments that I have the perfect “expressive ” eyes which  makes my Bharatnatyam dance performance look even more graceful. People also told me that I must pursue this art and learn much more. I was on top of the world as this was all a big surprise for me. I kept learning and gave many performances, participated in competitions, and also got a solo and a group song to perform at Kalasadhana Bharatnatyam Academy. Later on I also went on to complete 3 levels of my Dance at the same Academy.

               Things changed, and unfortunately I had to discontinue my classes due to my 10th standard studies and classes. I regret that decision because now, when I look back, I feel probably I could have managed studying and dancing at the same time, but less did I know about my Multitasking skills then. And then, as years passed I hardly found time for dance.

               I slowly moved to Bollywood songs and started choreographing at college level. I kept thinking about which new steps could be added, how I can make it more different from the usual. I used to set steps in my mind even in sleep, which is like so silly and funny, but yes, I love it, because it generates so much of positive vibe in me to dance the way I think I can dance(both of them do differ).  I remember waking up from sleep suddenly at 3 a.m and writing down on some page what formations I thought of for my group dance, which songs I could include and what steps I could choreograph.

                I remember times when I hardly cared about food and sleep when we were practising for the Aarohans dance show 2 years back. Unless and until someone didn’t push me to go and have food, I just disliked to leave something what I simply loved.

                It has somehow been a coincidence or fortune I would say, to also have people around me with similar interests. My best friend(and my soul sister) Suvarna, I really need to mention you and your importance in my life especially when it came to dance. J Our friendship has blossomed with dance and all we do when we meet is also drink, eat and sleep dance!! J Together we have given some of the best performances whether it be the Rajasthani folk dance, Gujrati garba, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Bollywood, Western pop, Salsa, Retro and what more!! You have really been the best dancer and the best partner I could ever get in my all my dance performancesJ

                For me,  dance has been the solution for all my worries, my best friend at all times, one which gives me a new perspective to think about everything, one which makes me smile, laugh, and jump when Im happy, one which makes me say to people what I feel and what this society makes me realise. It has been within me always and would surely come out to be a revolutionary way of seeing dance for every individual.

                 I wish to learn all the dance forms right from Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odisi to the western Samba, Hiphop, Salsa and others. Dance doesn’t have any language or medium to communicate but it has music and a very strong form of expression to connect people’s hearts. According to me it is something which each one of us must appreciate, must admire and learn because it has always been about being real and being yourself when you dance, no matter which culture it may represent. J

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My PASSION-Writing !!

Sometimes it so happens that you just don’t need anyone to tell you to do something...you do it because your heart finds happiness in it. And the best part...you hardly can refrain from it...trust me!! Such an addiction, love, craze, madness, attachment, passion, hobby whatever you say it, is writing and dance for me. It took me long years to realise it though, but when I did, I couldn’t stop loving myself even more because of that.
I remember those days, when I was just a year or two and still loved to hold a pen and scribble on the rough pages specially given to me for that purpose. So it all started that way...scribbling to substantial writing. I remember that day, being a 5 year old, was asked to give a farewell speech to the pass-out students on behalf of the pre-primary section. I was on top of the world! I had teachers and students all around me, and I rather felt like a celebrity.  

My father did help me with that speech but, no more did I want to rely on anyone for writing my part thus, I soon imbibed that quality in me and started writing no matter how bad it was.

I smile and recollect the times when, I used to complete my friends’ homework just because it consisted of essays and comprehensions. Few laughed, few criticised, while few were happy that their work was done...but most importantly I was super happy because I did something which I loved to do.

And later on, it led to the poems phase...where somehow I tried my hand on poetic lines and rhyme schemes. I agree it is really a tough job to write one and I consider myself just a very average person in it, but indeed the satisfaction you get after you write even a page is just not comparable to anything else in this world!

For me, a book and pen is my best companion. Paper is the place where my thoughts flow...my words append themselves and sentences just form like a thread from my mind. It’s as though there is no super power in this world which can stop me from writing. When you say there is no time for pursuing your passion, you in fact insult yourself by saying “You don’t find time to do what you like!” If you “don’t’” find time then that passion is “work”, not what you “love”. I write, when I’m happy and don’t know how and where to express it all. I write when I’m sad, when things don’t go well. I write when I’m confused,excited,upset,tensed and just all the time. Coz writing has always been the ray of hope when situations made me clueless. It has been a way of understanding me better and even better. The grief and sorrows always lessen when you yourself want to lessen it by doing things you love to.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

That monotonous life...still brings something new!!

My mind is like  a rollercoaster ride where no. of thoughts keep swirling around and the most unique part, it lasts even longer than the ride we actually experience in amusement parks! I don’t know which chain the thoughts flow through...because I think from the minutest detail of any activity to probably the most serious issue in the world which may reach to even politics of our nation.

Today, as usual when I was on the way to college, the same route, the same bike, the same me, just in a matter of 10 minutes, my brain juggled from one topic to the other, one person to the other, worries, tensions, excitements, happiness, hopes, realisations and the list goes on. I realised how complex my brain would be connecting the loops and strings from one end to the other.

Suddenly I noticed that somehow the surroundings go in sync with my thoughts. I realised that somehow my brain manages to put forth the problem only when it has a solution good enough which would convince me. How clever my brain is, I thought.

When I think of how tiresome and hectic my life has become, I see few senior citizens still so fresh and active and ready to work along with their walking stick. The spark in their eyes is simply so commendable. And then I agree, that, yes , God has given me enough strength to work hard and I need to realise the value of it.

When I think of how tension-free the entire world is, and it’s only me who has the entire burden of the world, then I see middle age office men running hither and thither with their briefcases in hand, and faces tensed. I also see shopkeepers closing down their shops just because they couldn’t cope up with their recurring loans.   And then I say, yes, I agree I am presently not in such a state of tension.

When I think of how comfortable my life is, how relaxed every morning is, I see little kids nearby who don’t have sufficient food and water for the day. They even don’t have clothes to wear. Little children aged 3 or 4 wake up early and travel miles for a barrel of water for their family’s living. They have just a stick broken out of the tree bark to play and a stone to imagine as a ball. Indeed, it leaves me with tears and yes, I realise how fortunate I am.

When I think of how lonely I am, and how my dear ones don’t bother how I am feeling, I see a little orphan girl who is selling flags and wishing and greeting everyone a good day. How easily she brought a smile on everyone’s face just by showing how happy she is with her life. And then, I realised, that it’s not someone who makes me feel lonely, its I myself who pushes myself in the darkness . When that little orphan girl , who doesn’t have any family to care for her,  considers the world as her family, i realised how great she is!

When I think how boring it is to study and give exams, I see a little boy hiding his book under the table and peeping into it silently, just because his father wanted him to sell vegetables and not study. I realised, how much of determination and focus he had, in spite of the background and his father’s thinking. Deep inside my heart, I felt, its I,  who need to realise the value of education and what wonders it can do if done with great devotion and sincerity. 

When I think what difference 9.00 a.m and 9.05 a.m would make, I see youngsters and middle aged people running to catch the bus as it would be the last by which they would be reaching their workplace....and Oh...they missed it! And then,  I looked at my bike with a smile and said to myself, ”I’m seriously so lucky to have you! 

We never realise how fortunate and blessed we are...until we ourselves make an effort to realise this. Little,petty issues upset our mind...and you never know how absurd conclusions your brain tries to bind. Your heart has no other option but to agree and then a simple situation also turns complex.

You see, God has placed our routine and ordered it in such a way that we learn something new from every other thing that happens. You may not even realise how things influence you...how much of change it brings in you(which you cant even imagine otherwise).. and yes you gain a feeling of pride,not over yourself, but over your existence.

We humans, keep pondering over silly questions, some which don’t have answers, sometimes create worries for ourselves and build results based on it. How blind these problems make us, how selfish we become with our own worries and indeed how we start living in a world which consists only of “ME”. And if we start placing everyone ‘s  problems at a place and asking which one of them one would go with, I’m sure each one would leave with their own problems.

So whenever your mind pulls you into such confusing times, just peep out of your life, see other people who also have their own problems and worries but still manage to cope up with it and smile and.. yes...that’s the way life goes on. Life goes on...and revolves around just by a smile. :)