Saturday, 4 February 2017

The Morning Walk..!!

I live in Mumbai. And a daily "morning walk" is a habit of thousands and thousands of people living in Mumbai. Some do it to stay fit (obviously) with a lot of determination, some to loose weight, some just to breathe in the fresh air of the morning. Some walk on the beaches to experience the serenity and peace the morning waves offer, some accompany their friends and get a "morning walk" just for a namesake, some people(mostly women) walk from home to the bus stop to drop their kids. Some take a walk just to kill the time and their loneliness. Some go on a morning walk just to cross paths with the person they have a crush on and if they get a smile from that person in return; well, then who would ask for a better morning walk. (I have seen this happening myself)
Each and every persons morning is different in every aspect. Some people set alarms, get up, get ready and walk towards their respective destinations like schools, colleges, workplaces etc.

Just like the thousands of other Mumbaikars, I also take "The Morning Walk". But my morning walk is a bit different and includes a train and a bus ride in it.(Hardly a "walk". haha)  Just like I said people walk to their respective destinations, I also take a walk to my college. 

My morning walk starts at 6 A.M. I get out and down my warm and cozy apartment into the cold winter morning. As it is winter the sun rises late and it's quite dark when I leave home. I walk towards the railway station and I everyday notice the same people. People like me walking towards the station, some kids walking towards school, some people in the nearby dairy to buy milk and stuff, some hawkers who are sweeping their places of stalls, some random guys jogging, the same old uncle buying the newspaper, a group of old aunties chatting and buying fresh vegetables from the market. Almost everyone busy in their own chores. Further, I take a 1 hour train ride to another station. And that one hour does not include in "The Morning Walk" because most of the time I sleep. 

I get down at the railway station from which I have to take another half n hour bus ride to my college. The walk from the station to the bus stop is the time that I totally spend with myself. Enormous thoughts travelling through my mind, some about myself while some about the people in my life. Actually the people like me take a walk just to THINK. I think a lot while I am walking. Well, keeping that aside apart from thinking while walking, I observe the surrounding and the people.
It's fascinating to see how different people have different things to do which are usual to them but different for the others watching them.

My walk includes seeing people to board the local trains, the hustle that covers the whole platform, large number of people standing on the station waiting for their respective trains to arrive. Sometimes those people look like ants when seen from a distance. Again, many aunties who "walk and talk" within their groups. Sometimes I wonder what do these ladies talk about? What do they have so much to chat about? We youngsters are so indulged in virtual reality that we have almost forgot how to chat to a person in reality.  Watching those old ladies always brings a smile on my face thinking that they have real friends and not a friend list on social networking sites.
I see students of the nearby college who are waiting for their other friends to arrive. And playing online games because the area offers free Wifi. As I said, more involved in virtual reality rather then the reality.

My most refreshing moment is the one when I pass through a flower shop. The time when I pass from the shop is the time when the dealer brings bundles and bundles of fresh red Roses, orchids, Gerbera, White, yellow, pink and my most favourite orange Roses. the fresh green moss. the green mimosa, the filler flowers all of which are used to add more beauty to the bouquets of amazingly fresh and pretty flowers. All of this just refreshes my mind. Sometimes I feel to go and touch those flowers and just hug them I guess. It fills my mind with joy and happiness and a simple thought that crosses my mind everyday. These little flowers look pretty while the are not plucked from its plant, after that when they are transported from the garden to the shop, the sight of such pretty flowers brings a smile on many people's faces like me. After they are put with other flowers in a bouquet, the bring smile on the buyer's and the receiver's face. They spread love and positivity. Just like those flowers even a human should spread live and positivity where ever he or she goes. Whats more to ask and get from life.

The newspaper boy loading stacks of newspapers on the back of his bicycle, students walking to school and their enchanting laughter that could be heard at least half a kilo meter away, vegetable sellers selling the fresh vegetables and sometimes even arguing withe the local ladies. Even those arguments are funny sometimes.
 
My everyday walk includes many such small things happening around me and giving some or the other message or lesson to the man kind. It not only exercises my body but also my brain.

Stay fit. Stay healthy. And take "The Morning Walk" everyday.

:)

Friday, 3 February 2017

Attitude is everything

Heya people!
Have been writing after a long time. Was quite busy.  Or rather was not totally in a mood to write i guess. 
You may hav read the blog that I posted on 'My first visit'to my new college. how exciting as well as intimidating it was for me. "Firsts are always intimidating " thats what I always feel. 
Well the story goes, I took admission in the same engineering college for my degree course. There had been a massive delay in joining the college due to admission procedure being long and time consuming. Never the less I joined ,attended classes, met new people, made new friends and everything was fine.  But still there was that emptiness somewhere in my mind that I was unable to fill. Being away from my clan was somewhat disturbing me. The first semester went by just like wind.. Fast and just with a touch of it which ia sometimes recognized and many a times ignored. 
I went on a trip to the north India with my now "old friends ".
My clan as I call them.My people. 

Those 10 days were the most amazing days I hav ever spent with anyone. We all had that 'yeh jawani hai deewani'fun.  Like literally. We all are filmy asses. Music ,dance ,masti, romance some what and a crazy winter. 
After coming back I had to join my classes again and I was fine with it. Still having that anxiety of being away from my people I commenced the classes again.  I found myself upset,  disturbed,sad even. And I failed miserably to tackle all these feelings. I cried myself to sleep and I fought with people on very small little things. 
I stayed away from now "my new friends ".I thought I didn't like them. They were not meant to be my friends, I was not meant to be with those people, at that particular place and time.  I wanted to run away. 
I told my mom every thing. And as always my super woman was to my rescue.  She told me only one simple thing.One simple statement. "ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING "

The outcome of a particular situation depends upon the attitude by which you approach it. What ever  you do if you do it with a right attitude the result will always be in your favour. 
Good or bad tackle a particular situation with a positive attitude. 
Optimism is always rewarding.
And pessimism is always demanding.
It will demand from you your positive energy and channel it into doing or thinking negative.
It will take away the charm from your life and leave you isolated and proudy some times. 

I approached my new college and my new friends with positivity.  I allowed myself to be frank with them, to accept their flaws, their personalities and expected them to do the same. I talked to them about myself and my life outside the campus and they did the same. 
Communication was the key here. 
I found myself to be back to normal. I missed my old friends less and started spending time with the new ones. 
I found that it was not that bad as I had imagined my life with the new people to be. The change was good. And it all happened because of the positive attitude. 
Practice positivity for yourself and for others. As I said it will always be rewarding. 
 
If I would have kept crying and complaining about everything, it would have given nothing but stress, sadness, irritation to me ans to the people around me. 
Who wants that, right? 
Happiness is what everyone wants.

Keep a positive attitude and sail the ship called life.  
Remember  ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING. 
;)

Saturday, 3 September 2016

The First Visit..!!

Anything that we are going to do for the first time is always a little intimidating.
All the "first times" are always scary for me. When you dont know whats going to be coming your way, when yu already have expectations and assumptions about something in your mind. And you are scared if those assumptions will remain assumptions or turn into reality.

Something like this happened to me last week when I was visiting my would be College of Engineering for the next three years. The college was selected by the online process from the list of nineteen colleges of my choice. To my disappointement I did not get the college I had always wanted to study in. But I was okay with it I guess.
I decided to go visit the college. I had visited the college's official website, seen all the pictures they had on the website and those were quite impressive. I thought virtually looks good, let's hope its the real virtual image.
To my wonder when I actually reached the college campus it was quite the same as the pictures I had seen. That was quite a moment for me.
I saw the campus, checked out the canteen which is named as 'Literati Cafe'and the name made me smile.
I felt I would be quite comfortable in this college as it was just three years to be spent.
Yes, I would miss my old college campus, my friends there, the canteen where we spent our free time and made lots of memories. Obviously I would miss T as he would be around a 500km away studying in the other college making new friends and memories.
But as we all know "Change is the essence of life" and you have to adjust with the changes.
The first visit was quite okay now let's hope the first day would also be okay.

As I said "The first times are always intimidating".

Sunday, 19 June 2016

That June day...!!

Its 20th of june and the time when all the schools reopen. Almost all school reopen in the mid june. And every year in the mid june I miss my 'first day at school' after the vacations. Dressing up in the school uniform, tieing my hair in two braids, tieing the knot of the neck tie while leaving the house early in the morning, taking my bicycle and travelling to school with friends. I miss all this in the month of June. I miss the excitement of meeting all the school friends, deciding which bench to sit on, who would sit behind, who in front, cracking jokes on teachers on the very first day and lots of amazingly entertaining stuff.
But apart from all these, I miss my school shopping. Shopping of new stationary, new backpack, water bottles, shoes, uniforms and so many things. That was my favourite part of june.
Apart from missing the school and school shopping, I miss the rains of June. The smell of the wet soil. The joy of watching the rainfall from the classroom windows, getting wet in rain while going or coming back from school, purposely not wearing rain coats while coming back from school from school while it's raining. Showing off brand new stylish rainy shoes and rain coats. It all used to be fun.
I mean its still fun. Like hanging out with friends, travelling in rains, watching people get wet, never ending laughs and jokes and gossips. But as everyone may feel school days are the best days.
That day of the school reopening, that day of meeting friends, that day of rains.That day of June will always be evergreen in every childs mind.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Vacation Creativity. Stress balls || Show pieces

Heya peep..!!
My vacations have started and I have a lot of free time to explore my creativity. So here I am trying to make something cute and creative.

These cute little things




Material:

  • Some balloons (Any size)
  • All purpose flour (You can use sand as well)
  • Scissors
  • Funnel
  • Spoon
  • Some marker or sketch pens
  • Some ribbons, glitters, stickers (optional)


Materials I used



Steps:

  • Take a balloon and fill it with sand or flour using a funnel and a spoon.
  • After the balloon is filled tie the end of the balloon. Make sure that the knot is tight and there is no air inside the balloon. 
  • Make some smiley faces or any design of your choice with markers or sketch pens.
  • If you want to decorate it more you can tie a piece of ribbon on the knot just to hide it.
  • You can stick some stickers or glitter as well.
  • You can use glitter pens to make some designs on the balloon as well.
  • And the cute stress balls are ready.
  • You can also use it as a show piece or a table piece.
  • You can gift it to someone with a personal message written or attached with it. 




;)