Posted in Contemplation, Daily Life, Daily Prompts, Others

21st Century Citizen


Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen.

Hello guys,

After a long time again I am back with some blog post. Thanks for the prompt response of Daily Prompt guys who help me a lot by providing some interesting topics daily.

Today’s topic says “21st Century Citizen”

Along with that they have given a set of questions like…

Do you belong in this day and age?

The answer is YES and NO both…Sometimes i seriously feel i do not belong to this age when i see people back biting against each other and turning their minds into workshops of witch crafts… or maybe taking some unknown pleasure while hurting/rebuking others feelings…

Yet when i see the power of human intelligence used in solving some complex problems of the World like AIDS, Cancer, TB, Malaria etc i feel i am so lucky to be born in this era.
Whenever i see people suffering from social problems like Racism, Poverty, Illiteracy, Teen Pregnancy, Drug Abuse, Pollution etc i sometimes feel why am i here? But at the same time some great people try to find solutions for these and are doing a tremendous amount of good work to fight against these Problems which are very very huge in magnitude as compared to the previous eras. Thanks to  people like these

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So the next question is …..

Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century?

Yes, I am comfortable being a citizen of the 21st Century because this century teaches us to be ADAPTABLE to all the circumstances. Even if you wish or do not wish… adaptability is one such thing which has to be learnt by each and every individual in his lifetime.

This thing was long predicted by Charles Darwin.

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Every part of the story has 2 shades in it. One , the brighter side and the other is the darker side… Why is that we always brood over the darker side?? Why is that we “by default” tend to think the world is bad (including me). Because its because of our perceptions towards the world.
We tend to think that the world today is very bad. We have lost all the hopes that our ancestors had on this world partly due to the day to day events that we see in Newspapers and Media or due to few bitter experiences in life.

So here i would like to share a few things that i do everyday just to keep myself Positive amidst all the bad things that tend to happen in our day to day lives. Trust me guys… i am not at all exaggerating anything here… all the things are pretty simple yet we often neglect them thinking “Come on… i am too busy to think of these things”

The first thing i do every morning is not to open the newspaper … yeah you heard it right… Its been 6 months i have stopped reading newspaper early in the morning…
and i do have strong reasons for it.
One, Each day you cannot expect something like “thousand lives saved due to this vaccine” or “Mr. so and so is all set to release #invention for the betterment of so many people” or even better “Mr. XYZ … who was a mess to society was finally jailed forever” … Instead you find news like “3 year old raped by 40 year old guy who unfortunately is her father!!!” or “Woman killed and chopped off near so and so Road … killers missing !!!” or even worse “Reputed Politician caught in a sex scandal with a famous social media activist!!!” I mean early in the morning itself there is the MURDER of the word HOPE.

And man can survive without food but not without HOPE. It is an essential ingredient in one’s life.

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Secondly i strongly believe in doing things which i love everyday.

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No matter how much ever busy i am i make it a habit to complete things which i love… i never go off to sleep without reading atleast a page from any book. I cannot call myself as a voracious reader but yeah i make sure i read daily. I love seeing beauty in all the small things in life….so i make sure that i never let those small moments that i spend with my friends goes off waste by doing some nonsense chit chat. Instead i prefer to stay in a group where people make me happy all the time.

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Secondly,

Listen to some peaceful music each day whenever you feel things are getting out of control. Example see the below video. You get engrossed by the music atleast for 5 seconds and you will know what’s the power of Music in your lives

The lyrics of the following video can be seen here http://breadsite.org/lyrics/570.htm

Music indeed soothes all the pain and hard feelings from your heart and energizes you for the rest of the day. So instead of opening the newspaper you can listen to some good music everyday before you dig your heads and yell “WTF”

Third , whenever i feel my expectations are not met. I… just like any other abnormal human being….get wild… i sulk, i cry, i shout but end of the day when i watch some stuff like this … i feel “Thank God !!! I am so lucky”

Also when i see that i am stuck with some mental blockage thinking this thing cannot be done from me… I always remember this video…

So each day whenever i feel World is not helping me to pursue my dreams i keep remembering myself that “Nothing is impossible” and try to be optimist.

Friends i may not be some great inspirational source to you. But i would like to conclude this piece of post by saying the following things:

We all tend to be vulnerable at some point of time in our lives but its upto us how we learn lessons from those moments and grow. 21st Century teaches us to adapt ourselves in a world where imbalance is coexisting with the balance and there is lots of chaos and disturbance everywhere. But amidst all these confusion and fury we need to find a niche for ourselves so that we can exist the remaining days of our lives peacefully. After all  what’s the point of surviving a life without mental peace??

I hope you enjoyed reading my post.

Thanks for reading my post and you are welcome to pen down your thoughts on the same by commenting on my post.

Love you all,
ARK

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Pause emotions…please F.L.Y.


The rain was pouring outside the window like cats and dogs and there was huge uproar of thunder and lightning. Sipping the hot coffee in one hand and tears in heart Nachiket was gazing at the hallway expecting someone to come. He only realised he had been already 10 minutes late for the not-so-important meeting at the 24th floor. Nachiket just wiped the 2 drops of tears from his eyes and closed his eyes as he entered the escalator.

A slideshow of images started running thru his mind. His first crush whom he used to just see her during his schooling days… his best friends Anil, Suhana, Ankit… his mom, dad and his rockstar roomie Harish…. his colleagues Raashi, Chaitanya, Tripti and HER…

Nachiket reluctantly entered into the meeting room where the Manager was busy explaining some annual sales report. Nachiket started pretending as he was listening to all those stories…but he only knew what was undergoing on him… a deep pain… deep sense of losing someone, a guilt consiousness coupled with suicidal thoughts… a sense of hesitation and so many negative thoughts growing exponentially in his mind…It was as if a nightmare was being telecasted LIVE infront of him. He kept on thinking about it.

Rashi sensed that something was terribly wrong with Nachiket. Soon after the meeting ended she went over his cubicle and asked is everything ok with Nachi.  Nachiket replied in a very gloomy tone “I act like i am a very cool guy always… But deep down my heart I am just the opposite… I know many people face bigger problems than me but still I now feel that none in this world is as tensed as me”

Rashi replied back saying

“Well.. I could see that since 2 weeks… What’s wrong with you Nachi? You used to be the life of our team…”

Nachi replied

“I really cannot convey anything at this moment… please try to understand me Rashi… and give me some time…”

Rashi left calmly from that place… But before leaving she said  Nachi few words..

“Nachi…you know something? You have been hiding hell lotta things from me, Suhana and Tripti. Let me tell you one thing… Unexpresed emotions will never die… They are buried alive and will come forth later in a very uglier way. You are smart enough to understand what i am trying to say…”

Nachi just pursed his lips and was quiet. He once again opened his cell phone and checked to find some messages from HER…But there were none. It depressed him even more. Finally, there was a call from HER… The LCD Display read “Maithli”. Nachiket instantly picked up the call and said in a very low tone “Hi… I am sorry”

For the next few minutes Rashi could only hear hundredsof Sorry’s from Nachi as he was pleading to someone over phone. He was pleading like “Just one chance Maithli… please please”

Nachi came to Rashi’s desk after his conversation with Maithli and said

“It hurts you the most when the person that made you feel so special yesterday makes you feel so unwanted today”

Rashi asked Nachiket “Hey… what happened Nachi? Is everything ok? Is that true? I mean … these (showing some papers to Nachi)”

Nachiket was shocked to see them in Rashi’s hands and he angrily asked her “Why did you do this to me? How could you get these papers?”

Rashi just wiped his tears from his eyes and asked him to come out. She took him to the terrace and made him drench in the rain. Nachiket was all in tears. He started sobbing and said “Rashi I am helpless… I’m …. I’m..” Rashi just controlled her tears and said Nachiket

“Nachi… you are hating yourself now… FLY Nachi FLY … First Love Yourself… (F.L.Y.)…

Stop feeling that she rejected you because of these papers…and because you conveyed your feelings at wrong time…

Why do you think you are bad now? You are as good as yesterday just as the sun and rain together at the same time. You did the right thing by conveying your feelings to her..

Nachi be strong..there are storms of emotions in your heart now… Pause them…Allow them to settle down one by one…Because storms and rain won’t last forever…”

Nachi resisted Rashi by saying”But… what about this guilt feeling? Its killing me…”

Rashi said gently “Its been over a week… and you are just hurting yourself more and more… and also hurting us by not expressing your pain..I leave it to you Nachiket… Listen to me.. In the end only 3 things matter the most…

1) How much you loved and respected her?

2) How gently you embraced the feelings unconditionally?

3)How gracefully you recovered from that?

and yeah never say “SORRY” for telling what you feel for others…. Because it’s like hurting yourself for being REAL.”

Nachi let his tears fall down his eyes and raised his head up. The raindrops falling on his face, washed away all the painful moments in his life that had haunted him very badly since a week. He just felt the rain drops were entering into his burning heart and soothing it with its peaceful rhythm…Slowly he started erasing out memories of how much he had loved Maithli since 5 years by merely watching her in class, how he proposed her a week back in an accidental meeting, how she walked out of the hallway when he showed her the reports of his life battling Cancer, how she never bothered to take care of him even if he confessed that he wasn’t playing any prank with her in the name of Cancer…how Maithli plainly said “Even if you had no Cancer i would not accept you because we can be nothing but just friends… Nothing more than that”

His broken heart was being filled woth droplets of rain cooling his angst slowly…

Finally, when the rain stopped he remembered Rashi’s words

“Rains and Storms both won’t last forever”

He dialled the number of Doctor Lucius and asked whether he can get operated for his Cancer and get well. The doctor assured him that though the chances of getting fully cured maybe a challenge but he would cost him his life if the operation was unsuccessful” Nachiket replied boldly saying”Yes… but i know i will survive… i won’t give up”

Weeks later Nachiket was operated successfully and was made to undergo series of checkups until the doctor said he is out of danger. Nachiket called Rashi from hospital just to say that

“Just when the Caterpillar thought the World would end….

it became a ButterF.L.Y…. Thanks Rashi”

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Life in Sepia…


When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry.... show LIFE that you have a thousand reasons to Smile....

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All thru life , be sure and put your FEET in the right place .... and then stand firm...

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The best mirror... is none other than your Best Friend....

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Blur the line between Work and Play....

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Being the BEST is great... you are the Number 1.... Being UNIQUE is greater ...because you are the only 1..

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The prettiest SMILES hide the deepest SECRETS...

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Don't JUDGE me because I am quiet... No one plans a MURDER loud... LOL

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Focus on COLLABORATION... instead of COMPETITION

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Sometimes you have to FORGET what's gone...
APPRECIATE  what still remains...
& LOOK FORWARD to what's coming NEXT....

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Success of Team Work:
Coming TOGETHER is a BEGINNING....
Keeping TOGETHER is PROGRESS...
Working TOGETHER is SUCCESS

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Your Time to Shine


Daily Prompt: Your Time to Shine.

The best quote on Mornings goes like this “Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it. ” 

Now after having read that I sit back and think about the truth hidden behind this statement.

Before shifting to my new home i used to daily get up at 5 am and finish off all my ablutions etc and used to practice yoga for almost 1.5 hours daily.  I shifted to my new house recently thinking a house near to my office would leave me with more time for myself and will give me more time for myself. But i was totally wrong.

The office is quite near now… but my good habits have gone for a toss since 3 weeks…. Its almost a month I haven’t practiced proper peaceful Yoga…

Whatever maybe the reasons i think its high time that i start all my golden habits again so that i can concentrate more on my body…

I tried experimenting a lot with my timings… like how shall it be if i am a night owl? i try to come office early each day and only end up in staying late… and the moment i come home i am all tired/ hooked up with various to-do’s leaving no time for daily meditation.

Ahhhhhh….. Lack of organisation in life sometimes sucks. It really leaves us in a mess and makes life more tangled. 😦

Being a night owl only made me more sleepy in the day and made me realize how badly i miss those early mornings…

I need to find some or the other way thru which i can regain all the organisation that my life had before 3 weeks. Some famous person once said “Its alright to be imperfect in many a things of our life…. because you cant be perfect all the time nor your requirements in life” I somehow cannot adopt this mentality at all.

Probably because i believe Continuity in anything is the ultimate key to achieve long term success. Maybe i am wrong.. but i am what i am…

Thanks for reading my post… and please wish me Good Luck to start over again.

Have a good day guys….

Lots of love,

ARK

 

Posted in Contemplation, Daily Life, I love animals more than Humans, LOVE, Music and Life

This thing called Love…


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I often hear people saying “Love is life” “Love is God” etc etc… but in my life I have always experienced only one form of love…. i.e unrequited love. Since 23 years… i am facing the same situation… Now all i believe is only in unconditional love. And must say Thanks to the following people who make my life so beautiful

1. Early morning when i visit my work place …. the beautiful marigold flowers and the cold dew on them… When i touch their tender buds which are chilled in the nights cold… Its such a joy… totally inexplicable…          mari

2. The Tulsi Plant outside my home…. which always awaits when will i water it… Poor thing… never ever withers away… Whenever i see it promptly swaying to the mild breeze i feel sorry for it as i cannot take care of it 24×7… due to my ofc hours

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3. The lonely dog which sits near my veranda…. it expects nothing from me except a small pat on its head and few pieces of biscuits…

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4. The trees in my office and the rocks near them…. whenever i sit under a tree on a cold rock all my emptiness dissolves and i am filled with a strange bliss that i am so happy.

5. The 12th floor …. where i work… from where i can see the whole of Sarjapura campus… at 6.30 am in the morning….sipping hot steamy cup of coffee and the bright sun entering straight from the Windows… Its such a rare luxury i feel every time when this happens with me…

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6. The loneliness which fills my heart all the time leaving no space for other weird thoughts… some say Loneliness is very bad…. But i find it as a way to live ….. because when you are happy with yourself you will never crave for others love…

Thanks to the Almighty for filling my life with such unconditional happy moments…and always making me believe in this thing called LOVE… which need not be the same love as depicted in Movies nor as percieved by a common layman…god

lifeThis thing called LOVE is so complicated to explain… yet so inevitable in life…

This thing called LOVE makes my day special everyday no matter how much rotten people make it by hurting me sometimes…

This thing called LOVE makes me trust this world each day saying “The World is filled with good things everyday… what if we encounter bad people….. They are the ones who make good people as good…. or else what would be the difference between Good and Bad…”beauty

This thing called LOVE makes me look the brighter side of all things and makes me die peacefully someday…look-on-the-bright-side-of-life-

Thanks a lot for reading my opinion on this thing called LOVE…

Lots of love to you all,

ARK

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Will You Still Need Me, When I’m 64


Will You Still Need Me, When I’m 64.

The famous song sung by Beatles reveals the fact that True love is something which defies age limit/obstacles in life. It makes us stay together no matter whether we are 14 or 34 or 64.

Today we hardly see such true love instances in this fast paced technologically advanced world. Sometimes i feel there is no place for true human relationships….. Its all something to be seen and lived only in Shakespearean/Nicholas Sparks/ Yash Raj Films…..

My only question is what would people do without having lived a lovable life… without having a deep truthful relationship with their loved ones….. Do they ever regret for not having such simple yet costly pleasures in life? I doubt….

Just when i was almost losing hopes on this thing called TRUE LOVE… Thanks to Broken Light: A Photography Collective for sharing AJ Kings’ Photo taken during one of her Photographic Excursions to Portsmouth.

Thanks a lot for reading my pressed post.

Love you all,

ARK

Posted in Compiled Articles, Contemplation, Daily Life, Others

Flag Book


Considering the Flag Book.

Hi People,

I found this article interesting. Hope so you too will find it interesting.

Thanks for stopping by.

Love you all,

ARK

Posted in Compiled Articles, Contemplation, Daily Life, Theatre

International Puppet Festival in India


International Puppet Festival in India.

How many Indians have been to this Festival?

Puppet Show- Such a creative form of art is being let into ruins. A very disappointing thing for all Indians.

 

Posted in Compiled Articles, Theatre

Theatre- An Introduction


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According to WikiPedia… Theatre is nothing but a form of fine art which uses live performers to present a piece of Story (maybe real or fiction) infront of live audience. The mode of expression of their feelings can be in many forms as mentioned below. Continue reading “Theatre- An Introduction”

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Kallara Santheya Nodrappo


Kallara Santheya Nodrappo.

Yet another post from IT Kannadigas on Kannada and its situation in Bangalore. Very funny and filled with facts.

Thanks for stopping by,

Love you all lot,

ARK

 

Posted in Contemplation, Daily Life, friends, LOVE, Music and Life, Others

World’s Most Romantic Flower Fields


The Earth laughs in flowers- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Such is the beauty of flowers. They are the most beautiful means to express one’s feelings. Their fragrance and color adds ambience to any environment they go… Such is the beauty of flowers. Flowers may not last for long time but their memories stay in our hearts forever. They act like connectors to Heaven…. the moment you see them you are filled with inexplicable positivity. In many parts of the world flowers are used as a main ingredient during worship of Gods. In some parts of the world they are seen as symbols of prosperity.

In my own office i see the Marigold flowers all lined up in series gleaming brightly in the Sun and dancing for the mild breeze. Ah! What a beauty it is to see such a thing daily…. Today i thought of sharing some pictures of World’s Most Romantic Flower Fields with you guys. I hope you too will enjoy seeing them

Continue reading “World’s Most Romantic Flower Fields”

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R.I.P. James Dean


Obituary for James Dean and Open Letter to Jet Airways and the Delhi we Love.

Gone baby gone...

Hai Friends,

As i was surfing thru WordPress top posts i got this blog from WILD AT HEART. I was really moved by the story of how a cute cuddly cat which was left for care by Jet Airways was killed due to the negligence of Jet Airways and how inhumanely they treated the pet and the owner after the “cat”astrophe….

Be it a cat/dog/cow/lizard whatever… pets are pets… infact pets make us more Human in this selfish world. One can never express how it feels when their beloved pets are churned to death in the hands of cruel people  in this case the JET AIRWAYS

My Question is why don’t people ever have some sympathy towards these lovely creatures …. why do they mock at their death and prevent their owners from expressing their condolence on the loss of their pets.

I am very saddened by reading the death of James Dean (beloved pet of Preeti). Rest in peace James Dean… You always stay in our hearts as  a cute kitty forever.

Thanks a lot for reading my post.

Love you all,

ARK

 

 

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Phil Pills for the day by Jim Valvano


My Mission Statement/New Personal Philosophy.

Hello Friends….

I found few lines from this post very useful before starting my busy schedule at office…. So instead of opening my Outlook 2007 I started with some few blogs ….

I am very happy to share few blogs with you today…

Thanks a lot for stopping by

Love you all,

ARK

 

Posted in Contemplation, Daily Life, friends, Music and Life

The best “About Me” Page i have read so far


About me.

Since the day I have entered into Blogging i haven’t seen an About Page which is a perfect combo of Desi Daaru and Angrezi Cocktail sprinkled with lots of Humor all thru the Page…

Meet Mr. Samson Joseph… The Proud Owner of TRIPPING ON LIFE blog …. only at WordPress.com

Thanks a lot for reading my post..

Love you all…

ARK

 

 

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Red Sky at Night


Red Sky at Night. Twilight fell: The sky turned to a light, dusky purple littered with tiny silver stars… can’t describe this post more beautifully than this…

Check out this post and see the whole sky painted in Red…

Thanks “Coming East” for posting this.

Love you all

ARK