You’re Gonna Rise Again


Don’t worry..You are gonna rise again

Broken Light: A Photography Collective

Photo taken by contributor Teija, a 36-year-old woman from Finland. She suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last four years. Before her partner’s accident, she had made up her mind and quit her day job to pursue being a photographer. Now she is working on making her dream a reality.

About this photo: “This photograph is titled ‘Angels Fall…

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When you are old – W B Yeats


Today as usual when I was as usually strolling through Tumblr I came across a blog named “Writings for Winter“. An Anonymous asked the blogger “Do you remember the first poem you ever fell in love with?” 

She mentioned 2 poems out of which the 2nd one touched my heart… Its as if my old age was running infront of my eyes… 

So here I go sharing the poem “When you are old” Written by W B Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

Oh My Friend(s)…..


Life’s most prized possessions are small things which are often short lived.

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I am thankful to God for having me given few amazing people in my life who are my sunshine. I want to dedicate this post to 4 of those friends who have been really the reason for constant heartful laughter in my workaholic life.

Before i jump into their introductions I want to share few things …

There are times in everyone of our lives where we fall weak and become vulnerable and are prone to commit something suicidal.

Things may turn upside down and life may seem like an unending tunnel of darkness.

3 things which never leave you alone in this world are

Parents, Your Friends, and Your love

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When we first come into this world without any knowledge of this bad bad outer world they are the ones who pamper us with their unconditional love. They make us feel so comfortable that until the age of 4 we are untouched by the harmful things that the society has to teach us….Later once we grow up we slowly start becoming independent and start exploring the wide wide world all by ourselves.

The Universe offers various opportunities to explore and think on our existence in this world. It shows us the various colors of life…Introduces to new things like love, friendship, crush, betrayal and everlasting bondings with people.

Out of all the things in life, its those memories which we cherish the most for the rest of our lives. Memories are like vintage papers… the more older they get the more beautiful is the feeling of touching it again and again… What are the 3 memorable moments which nobody forgets in their lifetime??

1) The love in your mothers eyes
2) The hug from a best friend when you have lost everything in your life
3) Your first love

Out of the 3 things which i have described above I would like to speak in little detail about the 2nd most memorable thing in our lives.

In this mad and selfish world its very easy to be a part of this huge rat race …. competing aimlessly with people unknown and landing in soup very often. Its very easy to get carried away by each and everything that life offers us and get ruled by our lives rather than life being ruled by us. Its easy to be a part of million people who come on this planet, forget their purpose and just hide under 6feet deep under the ground once our lifetime is over. But its difficult to be in constant touch with your own inner soul and stick along with the purpose for which you are here on this Earth. Its easy to get saddened by the daily chaos and stress but its difficult to take some time and sit beside your friend and exchange smiles over a cup of coffee. Its easy to just whatsapp someone in a group but difficult to meet someone after office hours when someone is in real need.

With this fast paced digital life you can easily get a 300+ followers over twitter and a 400+ friends over Facebook and a hundred likes on your photos @Instagram. What is really rare is the humane element which people show towards each other in real life. Its very difficult to have 2 people around you to give you the herculean strength to face this world. Its not the money, free lunches, dinners , goodies or endless rides which stands by you when you feel low. Its just a friendly hug from your friend and a warm smile which lightens up 1000 miseries in your life and dissolves your sadness in fraction of seconds.

For that you need to have an entirely different set of friends in your life. Often when we choose our friends we are so much particular about their interests and their likes and dislikes. What i really feel is ….

“Journey to something extra-ordinary in life begins when you step out of the comfort zone”

DSC_3018Start seeing life thru lens of others …. and feel the world from yet another perspective. Start seeing life from a person who is happy in himself….Enjoy the company of people who feel like a celebrity when you greet them with a celebrity name… look at the joy that people get from simple things in life…

Start feeling the feel of being with a person who feels life is nothing but a constant series of endless happy moments….

Start touching those elements of life in which a person is happily beats all depressive moments of life…

Most importantly be in touch with people who have a beautiful soul… and who are beautiful inside out…. Not just mere from appearances….

Because age beats the crap out of your beauty but wisdom and attitude grows more deeply with age…. Appearances are short termed. What stays along with you forever?

Your friends… their lessons … their support …. their love… and most importantly their constant faith in your abilities and their million dollar worth unconditional blessings showered upon you.

I dont know why I am getting so much emotional today but since many days i wanted to dedicate this post to 4 beautiful people who directly or indirectly have taught me the value of having quality friends in life….

Thanks Adarsh for teaching me the value of living minimalism in daily life.

Thanks Avinash for making me judge a villain properly in my life.

Thanks Kishore for filling in lots of memorable moments in my life and making me smile even when the whole world is fighting like mad dogs

Thanks Sharath for teaching me the value of Forgive and Forget and making me smile daily with your ShahRukh Khan style of enrty to our office…

Love you guys ….

Words are very less to describe the amount of help that you guys have extended to an idiot like me… Please forgive me if I have committed any mistakes in this article…(they were not intentional)

May God Bless You Lovely People…

Misconceptions of Adulthood


True misconceptions…

Sugar-coating Since '91

confusionWhy were we told,
that once we grew old,
we could have a say and have things our own way?

Adulthood was a trap. Constant misconceptions of what truly meant to be an adult. The amount of responsibilities, life-changing decisions and uncertainties is far from what I had ever expected.

I say we were all lied to as children. Sugar-coating started with our parents.

 

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‘ದೃಶ್ಯ’ಮಾಧ್ಯಮದಲ್ಲಿ ‘ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆ’ಯ ಘಮ


Its time for Kannada Movies…

ತೋಚಿದ್ದು ಗೀಚಿದ್ದು

ಕಳೆದ ಒಂದೆರಡು ತಿಂಗಳಿಂದ ನೀವು ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರ ಪ್ರೇಮಿಗಳಾಗಿದ್ದರೆ ಚಿತ್ರಸಂತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಬೆಳವಣಿಗೆಯನ್ನ ಖಂಡಿತ ಗಮನಿಸಿರುತ್ತೀರಿ. ಬಹುಷಃ ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನ ಈ ಮಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಮುಲ್ಟಿಪ್ಲೆಕ್ಸ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕ ಮುಗಿಬಿದ್ದು ನೋಡಿರುವ ಉದಾಹರಣೆಗಳು ಬಹಳ ಕಡಿಮೆ. ಚಿತ್ರಮಂದಿರದಿಂದ ವಿಮುಖರಾಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳೆಂದರೆ ಮೂಗು ಮುರಿಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಜನ ಚಿತ್ರಮಂದಿರದತ್ತ ನಿಧಾನವಾಗಿ ಮುಖ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಈ ಮಾತುಗಳಿಗೆ ಕಳಶವಿಟ್ಟಂತೆ ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತ ಚಿತ್ರಮಂದಿರದಲ್ಲಿ ಅದರಲ್ಲೂ ಮುಲ್ಟಿಪ್ಲೆಕ್ಸ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಮುನ್ನುಗ್ಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ಎರಡು ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳೇ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಸಾಕ್ಷಿ. ಆದರೆ ಇನ್ನೂ ಈ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳನ್ನ ನೋಡದಿರುವವರಿಗೆ ಮಾಹಿತಿಗಾಗಿ ಈ ಎರಡು ಚಿತ್ರಗಳ ವಿಮರ್ಷೆಯನ್ನ ಕೆಳಗೆ ನಮೂದಿಸಿದ್ದೇನೆ.
೧. ‘ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆ’ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ ಮತ್ತು ಪರಿಮಳ (ಆರ್.ಕೇಶವಮೂರ್ತಿ)

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ಅಡುಗೆಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅಮ್ಮ ಹಾಕುವ ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆಯ ರುಚಿಗಿಂತಲೂ ಒಮ್ಮೊಮ್ಮೆ ಅದರ ಶಬ್ದವೇ ಅದ್ಭುತವಾಗಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಸಾರಿಗೆ ಅದರ ಘಾಟು ತಟ್ಟಿದ ಮೇಲೆ ಅದನ್ನು ಕಲಕದೆ ಮೇಲಿನ ತಿಳಿಯನ್ನಷ್ಟೇ ನಾಲಿಗೆಗೆ ಸವರಿಕೊಂಡರೆ ಅದರ ರುಚಿಯೇ ಬೇರೆ. ರುಚಿ ಮಾತ್ರವಲ್ಲ, ನೋಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಂತೆ ಬಾಯಿ ಚಪ್ಪರಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ. ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆಯ ಮಹಿಮೆಯೇ ಅಂಥದ್ದು. ಅಡುಗೆ ಮನೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ಆಗಿರಲಿ, ಅಡುಗೆ ಭಟ್ಟ ಯಾರೇ ಆಗಿರಲಿ ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆ ಶಬ್ದ, ಅದರ ರುಚಿ, ಬಣ್ಣ ಒಮ್ಮೆ ನೋಡಿ ಸವಿಯಬೇಕು ಅನಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಇಂಥ ಅಪರೂಪದ ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆಯ ಘಮದಿಂದ ನೀವು ದೂರವಾಗಿದ್ದರೆ ಒಮ್ಮೆ ‘ರೈ’ ಕೆಫೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿದ್ಧವಾಗಿರುವ ‘ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆ’ಯನ್ನು ಸವಿಯಿರಿ. ಕೇವಲ ನೋಟಕ್ಕೆ ಮಾತ್ರವಲ್ಲ, ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮನಸ್ಸಿನ ರುಚಿಗೂ ಈ ‘ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆ’ ದಕ್ಕುತ್ತದೆ.

‘ಸಿನಿಮಾವೇ ನನ್ನ ಕನಸು, ನಾನೇ ನನ್ನ ಜಗತ್ತು’ ಎಂದುಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ರೈ ಅವರ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನ ಅಲ್ಲಲ್ಲ, ಪಾಕಶಾಲೆಯಿಂದ ಮೂಡಿಬಂದಿರುವ ‘ಒಗ್ಗರಣೆ’ ಚಿತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷನನ್ನು…

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Daily Prompt # 35:Fictional Intruder


Fictional Intruder.

Go down the rabbit hole with Alice; play quidditch with Harry Potter; float down the river with Huck Finn… If you could choose three fictional events or adventures to experience yourself, what would they be?

One story which has always motivated to believe in six impossible things before breakfast was Alice In Wonderland.

The movie by Tim Burton has had its imprint on my Mind more than the actual story which I read during my early years of schooling.

 

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The main reason why I loved this movie was the way Alice learns new things in a maze and then again comes back to reality learning how to apply those lessons in real life.

I would really wish one day I disappear into some rabbit hole and explore the other side of this vast beautiful world.

I dont care whether the world is good bad or ugly… All I need is to explore the unexplored… See the world which nobody has ever attempted to see before… To feel the things which nobody has ever felt before….

I would be glad if I would fall down deep under the rabbit fall only to emerge out as a more matured person enough to understand this complex world. How nice would it be to meet some of the amazing creatures and amazing human beings like the Mad Hatter and the horrendous red queen…

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How much more interesting would it be to fit into different sizes and different places … The adaptability, the curiosity, the knowledge, the expereince of having entered a world which is entirely different from the conventional world… Wow…

Life is indeed beautiful if things really went like this. But unfortunately fairy tales seem so tempting that we often forget that we have to finally live in Reality and not some fantasy land….

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What is your fiction land???

I would love to hear ur imaginations….

Lots of love and hugs,

ARK

Daily Prompt # 34:Back of the Queue

Comfort Zones

Back of the Queue.

Is there something you’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to starting (an activity, a hobby, or anything else, really)? Tell us about it — and tell us about what’s keeping you from doing it.

I always wanted to be a dancer and a singer.

But what went ahead stopping me from becoming what i wanted to be was my “FEAR”

Fear of what may be the reaction of people when they see an idiot like me dancing…

Fear of what if people will laugh about my silly voice…

Fear of peers teasing …

Uff… endless fears…

Then I read this line by Marianne Williamson

Indeed our fears prevent us all the times from achieving the fullest of our own potential. The best remedy for this is to get out of that couch and start learning something new… I attempted the same and i participated in a flash mob held in our own Company.

Though i danced like an idiot it made me feel so proud that atleast i tried. Its better to have tried than not to have tried at all.

Comfort Zones