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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

5 Things I Cannot Do Without

Here’s the list of 5 things i just cannot live without;

  1. Books:
You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. – Dr. Seuss.
I cannot just live without em. I always have a book with me while travelling anywhere.
Even though I’ll be travelling by bus to work (which takes 20-25 mins BTW) I’ll still try reading in that time frame.
It’s like therapy. Reading opens up horizons in your mind like no other thing can!
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  1. Internet:
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.  –Andrew Brown
Yes, I admit it. We cannot live without the World Wide Web. It has got us entangled to the hilt.
I need my daily dose of notifications from my Facebook timeline, twitter feed, a few news updates too and yeah, Whats App also!
Although I can resist these things for a few days altogether, I cannot do it for a longer period.
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  1. Smartphone:
Yes i am my smartphone’s slave. I wake up and the first thing i have to see is my phone. Whether it’s the day or night, sunny or rainy, hot breeze or super cold wind, i just need my phone! The plus point is that i get to post a lot on my blog through my phone. It’s quite convenient and effective.
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     4) My Home:
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. - Maya Angelou
Home is where the heart is. The one place where we know we will be safe and sound. I agree that there is no better comfort than to just be at your home sweet home. You can go to Hawaii, grace the various treasured islands, live in castles and forts for a fortnight, but in the end, you’ll rest like a baby only when you’re home!
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    5)     My school friends:
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Yes, i know how this sounds but I've been in touch with 4 of my school friends and our friendship means a huge deal to me. It’s their sheer presence that is enough to drive out the stress i go through sometimes. The fun, the jokes, the moments… everything is like a prized possession of mine.

This post is written as a part of BlogChatter’s prompt “Five things I cannot do without!”
To check more posts from this week’s prompt, CLICK HERE

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Mumbai = Land of Opportunists

For anyone to have a favorite place, they need to have had witnessed something, felt something that was so astounding that they fell in love with it.
So much love that no matter how heavenly the other places look like, whatever treasures it has to offer, it is juts not enough to make them change their minds.

Mumbai does that to me!
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Whether it's the deafening honking sounds, people hurling abuses, motorists skipping signals like it's the last signal they'll ever see or anything else, I like this place!
The DESIGN of Mumbai has a lot to talk about. Like prior to the Metros and the sea link, it all felt like cramped up spaces. But since these 2 inventions here, that issue is somewhat sorted.
There are so many places that are built so well that you can do nothing apart from watching and adoring it. Like this place below;

Image credit - Treasure India
Those who know this Marine Drive stretch will know what I'm talking about.

Also, when we talk about Mumbai there are a lot of terms which are synonymous with it like;
  1. The city that never sleeps.
  2. The city where dreams come true.
  3. The city where people dare to achieve.
  4. The city of the opportunists.
Yes. These are the terms I've heard and have known to be true. There might be many more such one liners. So why do you think all such terms are used for Mumbai?
It's simple.
It's the DRIVE within the millions residing in Mumbai that keep them up till late 3-4 am working if they have to. Their need to succeed, to excel, to move on to higher pedestals is what makes this city a competition hungry destination.
Here there are  less seats and more students who want to apply  for anything whether it's for a course, for a sport or for a job!
That makes it even tougher for the brave to get past everyone. Thus the one with the drive, the never-ending hunger can make it past the finals. Th rest either whither away or get back and start fighting till they win.

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No city can be complete if it doesn't have the unity and CONNECTIVITY among the entire community. Yes, the "Mumbaikars" as we call ourselves are known for their helpful attitude towards each other not only during times of crisis but also during any other situations. 
It's not the moments of crisis that must bring us together. If it can happen with moments of happiness and normalcy, that's a feeling that will always make us proud.

And all this Drive, Design & Connect reminds me also of TATA Motors who so far with their never ending Drive and state of the art Designs have always Connected with the folks not only in Mumbai but all over India!

Finally i'd like to end with a few quotes about Mumbai which is close to expressing what i feel about it.

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Monday, 7 December 2015

A Source Of Anxiety

Is there a noise or even silence that’s always on your mind; that just doesn’t go away; that sound which you just want it to stop!

For me, it’s the sound of I talking to myself.

Yes, I sometimes find comfort talking to myself.
But it’s usually for things that have passed.
Like, if a moment has ended, I would think of ways in which I could have altered it.

Maybe I could have not said something harsh to someone.
Maybe I should have just shut my mouth at that moment.
Maybe I should have given that person more time.

So I keep doing that to myself and I just want that to stop. I’m tired of the voices in my head telling me that I should have been better, that I could have avoided few arguments etc.
I just want to be what I am, own the things I’ve done and be responsible for my actions. I don’t want that voice of me thinking of how things could be better, how I could do this and that in another fashion!
The funny part is after I’m done writing this post and sharing it, I shall be thinking..

“I should have written this too!”

This post is written via “WordPress 365 days prompts of 2013”

Whilst browsing my PC I found this old pdf file and thought to write about it anyway!

December 7 - Write about a noise — or even a silence — that won’t go away.
(You can interpret this in different ways…)

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Being Cornered

A general thought erupted in my mind today.
So I thought about sharing it with you guys.

An early Disclaimer – There are 2 questions to be answered at the end of the post.

The situations mentioned below can be anything from academics, love, money issues, life and death, terrorism etc.

So here it goes.
What happens when you’re cornered?

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This can be various things;
  1. You’re left to fend on your own.
  2. You feel you’re out of options.
  3. You’re in a confused state.

Whatever be the scenario, there will always be 3 outcomes.
  • That situation will bring out the best in you.
  • You’ll do something stupid.
  • You’ll do nothing.

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Either the situation you’re in shall bring the best in you or you might do something unpredictable.
How do we judge such people though?
They made a choice weighing their options right?
They thought they were doing the best for the people they cared for.

The ones who came unscathed are the ones whom we notice and respect a lot.
But for those who after being cornered, turned for the worst, what about them?
We simply judge them saying they couldn’t weigh the pressure mounted on them.

I have a few questions which I would like you folks to help me with.
  1. Is it right on our part to judge such people for what they did after being cornered?
  2. Is there a new beginning or what we say a “clean slate” for such people?
I’d like to know what you’ll feel about this.

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Lancelot is a 24 year old post grad who one day was so bored of his life, that he started to write. The writing he thought would be a one time thing. It's been over a year and the writing has never stopped. Professionally in the field of finance, Lancelot aspires to make his family and himself proud. In his free time, Lancelot loves eating food, reviewing them on Zomato, watching various TV sit-coms, writing of course, playing the keyboard music app on his smartphone, reading crime-murder-mystery... maybe romance novels sometimes, watching a lot of sporting events and making time for his near and dear ones. 

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