Help A little! 

It’s been a week since 2017. Many new resolutions taken. Travel, Bungee jumping, paragliding.. for me more of writing and sketching. In the high of the moment and time , we all think about our personal wishes to be fullfill ed this new year. They are necessary , Yes! They are important in their ways. How else are we gonna live! Lol!

There is one another kind of new resolution I wish to take! To help others the way I can! We are always occupied with ourselves. Our jobs, our family time and our travel. But there are numerous persons we meet each day. Our one kindness can make a difference in others life sometimes. May it be a small worker or CEO of the firm. 

Cultivate the moral of humanity in others too. Yes, we cannot help everyone but everyone can help someone!We think too much and feel too little, more than machinery we need humanity and more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. 

Have you ever felt hopeless?! Stuck somewhere? Where you just need one hand and it’s not there! Help someone, atleast he will have the hope that the world is yet not empty of goodness! There are many organizations running for helping the one in need. But when every individual will take charge, it would be more beneficial than a single organization trying. Humanity has been long lost these days. Competition, race, achieving goals have made us all selfish and goal oriented. We need to take break and literally learn to be humans in this dog race. 

 I just came across this chain of cafe called “Seva cafe”. “Seva” means volunteering yourself. In this cafe there are no prices in menus, and the check reads Rs. 0 with a foot note ” Your meal was gifted by someone who came before you, to keep the chain alive we invite you to pay for those who dine after you” 

You can visit the site here! And that made all the difference. Try to be helpful! And see the change in your heart and shine in the eyes of the needy! Hope ! my dear, wins every battle. If you cultivate hope in someone’s life there is nothing more meaningful to your life!

Happy helping! 

The Tempted Winter Nights..

In the middle of Winter, 

I at last discovered 

that there was in me ..

An Invincible Summer

Winter have been surprisingly my favourite season of all. Season of Oranges, Pears and Pomogranates. Season of that hour long hot bath. Season of that sip of hot tea! Late night chilling rides and getting cozy under the blankets 😋 

As they say, you need to feel the chill of winters to appreciate the warmth of Summer. But hey! Chilled mornings, silent nights, foggy atmosphere trust me there is no better season then this to get cozy ! Nature lovers, hopeless romantics, solitude seekers.. well people like me always bloom in this season..! 

I Was tempted to go on a freezing night ride today on my two wheeler! Riding amongst the street and people , lost in my own thoughts. 

And there I was tempted after a tiring day to lay on my so called couch, stretching my legs, wearing those cozy looking socks!

Winter.. yey here they are! I m really loving the hot tea, hot hot shower and the cozy  blanket. Tempted to feel the warmth they give! 

The Strange Phone call – #1

“Mehak….!” Shouted her mother knocking the door “What are you doing in there Mahek?! Weren’t you supposed to go out with those girls today?! 

It was a cold winter night. There I sat on my bed. Cozing up with my blanket, A diary in my lap and  nibbling the pen between my teeth. There was an awkward silence in the room despite of noises outside. Yeah it was 31st December , end of the year. People were partying , Loudspeakers blaring and crackers crackling. 

“It’s still not the time mom! ” I yelled. “Let me know when you leave darling!” And then mother went downstairs talking to herself about all the chores that has been left to do. 

“Finally I am alone” , I thought. “I want to sit alone for just some moment. Can’t I even get that?! All these people are celebrating. I feel no point in that. One year is to end. And I’ve done nothing. Seriously. ” I started scribbling on my diary.Writing a diary had been part of my routine. I liked to pen down my thoughts. And at that moment, I couldn’t think anything else but about the urge of writing down my thoughts one last time in that year.

Dear diary, 

It’s 31st of December already. Year is to end any moment. I feel like I am leaving something here in 2016. I don’t want it to end. I wanna pause the time and just sit here. 2016 has been a year of ups and downs. Many goodbyes and many new hellos. But why m I feeling this sort of thing?!. I fear what’s to come in the new year.  There is nothing that has been kept secret from you my diary. You know me in and out. Tell me what’s wrong with me? 

I know I’ve made many mistakes. I remember fighting with my mom, yelling at my friends. Ignoring those who cares about me. Filthy relationships. I’ve been a bitch sometimes. I don’t know the reason for my behaviour but I do recognize the difference in my thoughts.

The cellphone beeps.I look at the clock and then my phone. It’s late . It beeped again. Itook it . A number was flashing on her screen. “Who would be calling at this time?” I wondered. I ignored it thinking of it as a wrong number and continued with writing.
I’ve been through the worst now. I will improve. Try and be a mature person. Taking all the decisions with responsiblity. I will try to .. 

And my thoughts were once again broken . The cellphone beeped again. The same number again. I was thoughtful this time. Should I be picking it up? After a fraction of turmoil I picked up , “Hello?!” I asked “who is there?!” No one answered. I asked again , ” anyone there?!” .Silence. No reply. I heard some noises on the line and confirmed it might be a wrong number. Continued my writing again. This time only to end it soon.

So dear diary, amidst of all the noises inside me. I promise to be hopeful and optimistic next year. Work hard play hard and enjoy the life to fullest. Love you. Goodnight .

The cellphone beeped again. As soon as she ended. But a name flashed this time. It was Twisha this time.Her self coronated best friend.

 ” How much time are you gonna take Mahek! It’s already 11 45 . Come down I am waiting right Infront of your home! ” She yelled. “Two minutes” I said hasting towards my wardrobe . Chose a nice bold dress and put it on. Ran fingers through my hairs. N applied a lip gloss. Taking one last look at the mirror, she rushed down holding pair of heels in hand. ” I’m leaving mumma!” She shouted and rushed through the door without waiting for a reply.

There she was. Waiting ! And I knew I was in trouble as I was the one who kept her waiting. ” Hurry up! Lazy feet! I have to show you something. Fasten your steps Mahek!” Twisha grabbed my hands. She is always this excited for everything. Twisha was the one driving today. “God save us”  I whispered. Her driving was the worst nightmare you can get.

Finally after dodging numerous vehicles we reached where she wanted me to take. It was only about 5 mins distance from my home. Still I had not been there before. That place was beautiful. No houses. Just a tree and vast land till horizon. She took me near the tree. “The countdown begins ” she said pointing towards the sky.  “10 .. 9.. 8.. 5.. 4..3..2..1..!” “Look there!”she squeeled. 

The sky was full of colours and lights. There was unique enthusiasm in the crackers noise. We could hear the people screaming all around. I looked in awe. The cold breeze and this feeling. I put my arms around myself. Hugging myself tight. This year wouldn’t have been great if Twisha wasn’t by my side I thought . She had somehow managed to keep my dark and twisty side apart and far. I was feeling Hopeful now for the year to come. Confused emotions often come out in the form of tear drops, and so was with me. 

I was struck by the moment. And again the phone beeped. Forcing me to break the moment . The wrong number again. She picked up and yelled ” Who is this?! Why are you calling me ?! Hello?!” ” He.llooo… “A strange voice replied this time! It was a lady. ” I need your help! Please!” And a voice thudded behind . ” Hello? Who are you?! What help? What happened?! ” I asked, But the phone was dead. 

  …..to be continued.

Free your spirit – New horizon!

New Horizon

There are times when you want to do somethings.. but are bound! I want to travel but my work don’t allow me . Hahaha! I’ve found a new way to fullfill that dream. Cycling early in the morning or just walking through places on my way back home..

So this was the picture I caught once during the sunset at home. My new horizon! Free your spirit and let everything out! Starting this blog was one of mine! What about yours?! 

I just read these lines somewhere.. but they are real gems

It is impossible to not be romantic with the world, where we exist beneath the sun that constantly makes love with the horizon..

Priority, Protesting, Personal gain or sacrifice!

Life.. what makes a life? Oxygen, circulation, blood, conscious state and an active brain. Uh well, that’s what we learn in science! But for a science student there is this part ,the science behind the life part and then there is the other part where life is due to surroundings and the people they interact to. And let’s forget about the science part of the life here!

Peaceful life to a normal human being is a perfect balance of their outer surrounding and inner thoughts. If both are in balance. There is peace. Now , outer surrounding includes the people they interact with, the people they love, the work they do, the friends they achieve or loose. And, Their inner thoughts include their ambitions, their dreams, their goals, their expectations, ways of happiness. When both are in harmony. A person is at peace. But if any one gets affected. Oops! You end up messed!

What can go wrong? Anything! Cz if peace includes this long list of things then obviously , even if we try our best and make no mistakes on our part, remember there are other people out there that can affect us. Human is a social being. Willingly or unwillingly! He has to interact with people around!

We dream, We have ambitions, We have our little world inside us! We work for achieving those things constantly. There sometimes comes a situation where we have to decide priorities against our own selves. There might be a situation where the other person that is an integral part of our life gets in between.

What if he demands his priorities against yours? What if your happiness and ambitions are overlooked if you go according to the person’s wish? Well in this situation , your mind will strongly rebel and protest against the doing of the person . Chaos will be created. You will be hanging between a thin line of personal gain and loosing it without any relevance. You know the person is having selfish motto behind. And he just is expressing his frustration over you. He might be in a bad condition over all. And it’s just mirrored in his doings.

What if you know that you are right and the person is just in anger? That it will not matter anymore when everything is alright with him. And you still will loose things after that. Personally, I was in one situation. And Yeah i made a mess . But as they say mistakes always teach you something at a cost. I paid the cost but I learnt a lesson of life time.

So what I learnt? In these situations, we should decide the priorities. Between personal gain and the person’s wish. Many a times , we are put in to this situation by the only ones that are nearer and dearer to us. What then?! Protesting is not the smart idea here. Trust me! You need to let go of some of your personal gains here. Wait till the other person is alright. You have to let go of your dreams and ambitions sometimes. Just to make the person that is dearer to you feel in power. Not because you are weak to protest. But you are sensible and understanding enough not to. You have to bow down at the time, just to make the person realize he is important than your ambition. This won’t make you weak no! Neither it will make you unable to take a stand and all. It will just make you wiser. You can always shine later! Understanding when to take a stand and when to bow down is the real trick!

Convey things with a smile sometimes, 

Avoid fights with a smile sometimes,

Problems are many,

With you and some with me,

But decide somethings over time! 

May be there won’t be a person to make you smile tomorrow,

So make today count with him,

Learn to compromise for somethings,

Cz maybe Bowing down is better than loosing a relation!

Smile with someone,

And fight too with equal right!

Learn to wipe the tears of dear ones,

What respect and disrespect in a relationship or friendship?

Just learn to live in the heart of others!

Protest

Sacred Humanity!

Sacred? What does that mean? Well we all know what that means .. it’s that one thing that connects us directly to the God.  We know all this right?.. no need to define those terms again and again. But do we really know the meaning?

Temples, Churches and Mosques are sacred. A book is sacred to some and a flower to some other. Million people million sacred things. Well to me sacred is something else then this. 

“If you want to see the brave,

Look to those who can return love for hatred

If you want to see the heroic,

Look to those  who can forgive. “

-Bhagwat Geeta

“The man who sees me in everything
and everything within me
will not be lost to me, nor
will I ever be lost to him.

He who is rooted in oneness
realizes that I am
in every being; wherever
he goes, he remains in me.

When he sees all being as equal
in suffering or in joy
because they are like himself,
that man has grown perfect in yoga.”

-Bhagwat Geeta

These were some of the words I recently came across while reading Bhagwad Geeta. You can read other verses from Bhagwat Geeta here . It’s a sacred book for hinduism. But well , apart from these things I really want to tell about what is the most sacred thing in the world.
What is the God’s greatest creation? Yes! We humans! He gave us speech to express, feelings to feel, love to share, and intelligent minds to thrive and survive. So what would be the most sacred thing in the world? From my point of view using all these boons we’ve got in to welfare of others! Is the most sacred thing on earth!
Try giving a flower to someone a morning, a chocolate to any kid (umm I still am a dentist, try to give a balloon instead  nevermind!), try to hug and greet an old lady, lend a hand to some one In need, give a shoulder to someone who is crying, help your maid in the chores or just simply talk to a person. You never know your which act will influence or even make someone’s rough day a bit lighter. 

There is nothing more sacred than showing and practicing humanity. The dearest to the God are his creations. And if we do something to make the creations beautiful, what would be more sacred than that. 

I’ll insist not to loose faith in humanity. Yes! World these days is not fair. People have turned their backs down on humanity. War, terrorism, exploitation, and what not. It’s like there in every headline of every newspaper every day. But just because there are few dirty drops in the ocean, Ocean won’t get dirty. Here we are the ocean. It’s upto us to keep the humanity alive . It’s us who are gifted this beautifully with power of expression and words, also the power of imaginative mind! Can’t we just put that and make atleast one person smile? How beautiful the world is!  Just for once make someone realize that! Smile at them with your brightest one and tell me if they don’t give it back! Sacred is the one that connects you to god! And yes! There is nothing better than this i guess! 

Sacred is the heart of human that still beats humanity….