Of course, my journey, as shared in last blog, did not stop at Shirdi, that was just the first halt on this journey. Started the drive to Nashik (Nasik), 85 kms, weather was pleasant, and the drive driving me. Stopped to buy, road side guavas, I have always loved these shoppings, since I was a kid when the road transport bus would stop, and my mother would buy me guava with salt (the one salt taste we could never get at home). That bliss was exceptional each time. Bells ringing in… Read More
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Soulful Journey from Mumbai to Shirdi
Some journeys are just meant to happen at some time. I have been keen on visiting Shirdi since I was a young child, given all the stories I heard from family members, but, the lack of resources somehow did not make it happen. Last year, while I was going through one of the lowest times of my life, I planned the visit, still, could not accomplish it, train bookings did not get confirmed until the end moment. All these years, I have grown up hearing, things happen at their right time…. Read More
I am ME!
Very recently, I had an opportunity of attending an event which brought together over 1000 people in one room from different cities from all over the country. While on the outside, everyone was happy, confident and put their best self forward, be it smiles, attire, attitude. Deep inside of them, all that everyone needed was to be accepted for who they are, and everything that makes them. Their life Their experiences Their achievements Their decisions Their mistakes Their failures Isn’t it all what makes us actually? and human, of everything… Read More
Bald and Beautiful
Beauty, as we know it, is mostly external, or what meets the eye. Life is full of beauty in ways we can’t even comprehend. In ways, we are most often never told to recognise. The world actually is full only of beautiful things and people. Things or people are given ugly connotations and meanings by us, humans, God did not create even a single ugly thing or person. Like a painter does not create an ugly painting, all he / she creates is beauty, that’s how the universe made every… Read More
Plan to not ‘Plan’ :)
We spend almost all our lives planning everything, big to small. But, somewhere in the process, lose the charm of the surprises that can come our way, when there is no plan. Well, I had one such day recently. I thought I had a plan. And, may be God thought otherwise, sent indication of lovely weather and an awesome breeze, and said, “Girl, ditch your plan and follow your heart!“ As commonly said in Hindi, “Na aav dekha, na tav“, just followed my heart. Heart was calling Nandi Hills…….Nandi Hills… Read More
Who did I rescue? Cookie or Myself?
I have talked about this dog near my office who I have been feeding and feel attached to, ever since I saw her. One of the days last week, Arav accompanied me to office and gave her a new name, ‘Cookie‘. Arav also immediately had a connection with her, she came to him, she looked lovingly at him as he fed her. Here is a little about how Cookie impacted my life in a few days of meeting her. Since, the office was going to shut down, it was a… Read More
The Wave of Unsettlement
Last some days have been exceptionally unsettling, mostly due to stress at work place. Since it was keeping me disturbed and stressed, I could not focus on writing too. I tried a lot to write, made short snippets to put into a single piece and kept loosing it on the way. There was so much urge to write, but, even though I had some thoughts on mind, they were not taking any shape in the form of words. After which I decided to collect myself, I started to understand a… Read More
‘It Bites!’, someone said.
Since, Biscuit has come into my life, I have learnt a lot of things about life itself. She has been my saviour and has showered so much unconditional love on me, coming to me in times, I only thought of ending my life, having lost all hopes. Almost 8 months of having her as my daughter, I see other street dogs come to me, look at me in a certain way (very difficult to describe the look), with yearning and connection. The streeties are as or more amazing than the… Read More
I meet ‘Love’ everyday!
Isn’t this beautiful and strange at the same time, when you stop looking for something, it starts to find you! I remember the college days, I most expected a certain bus to come, it would never turn up and on days I almost didn’t expect it, it kept coming into again and again, as a pleasant surprise, always leaving me with a smile. Likewise, when I was looking for love, it came in twisted shapes, which wasn’t how I was seeking it. And, now that I stopped looking for love,… Read More
The ‘Switch’ lies within Us! Everytime!!
Somehow, the end of the last week wasn’t going very well, I was facing a lot of emotional turmoil along with lack of focus. Managed to get through the weekdays at work. There came weekend staring at me with questions, that I did not have answers to. Saturday was just passing like a whole long year. Did some chores, went for Avengers movie with Arav, still something was unsettled, to the point that I was seeking solace in the toxic elements (my so-called comfort zone, which actually led me to… Read More