Monthly Archives: May 2014

Don’t mess with the Master.

Fine, I partially stole the tittle from Don’t mess with the Zohan…but I’m pretty sure it fits in the situation.

My dad is one of the most the most cunning person I know. I get my wit and ability to mortify someone with my words from him, not that I’m especially proud of it. Yeah, I am 😛

So, yesterday, when my boards result came out, I called him and told him that I scored 54% (Obviously not true). He was in a different city back then, so he just hung up on me. H doesn’t know my roll number so he could check it himself. I was smiling with the thought that I’d majorly played a prank on him, and when he’ll be back I’ll tell him my real marks and it’ll be epic.

An hour later, I get a call form my cousin asking me how the hell did I score so less and I was all like, “How do you know it?”

She told me that my dad has posted it on Facebook with the caption: You lost only a year, not your life. 54% isn’t that bad, NIdhi.

After I got 8 such calls from everyone, including my brother in Houston who screamed his lungs out at me for being so careless and hung up on me, knowing I don’t have ISD calls on my land-line, I called my dad, told him my real marks and begged him to take that post down. He told me that all along he knew I was faking it because there was no way in God’s green Earth that I’d score that less, with all the study I did (or he THINKS I did)

When he came home later that night, he brought dark chocolates and Coke with him because he knows those two are the only things I grew up to be 5’9″ on…he told me that “Beta, tum abhi zamin se bhi nahi nikle ho, tumhare jaise main roz chalata hu” (You’re just a sapling, kid.)

So what I learnt yesterday is that you don’t mess with the master, unless you want the whole world to think you’re dumb enough to score just 54% marks in one of the most important exams of your life.

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My dad set my laptop’s wallpaper to this, and when I turned it on in the morning, I almost screamed 😛 So, my dad and I have a weird sense of humor, we recreate episodes of Sherlock together when my dad comes into my room in the middle of the night and shouts at me “This is a drug bust!” and when I ask him what is he doing, he snaps at me saying “Shut up, Anderson. You lower the IQ of the whole street” and  leaves.

So we’re weird people, obviously…

In Hindi, we have a saying, Har sher ko sawa sher milta hai….meaning that no matter how awesome you think you are at something, there will always be someone who is better at that than you.

P.S.- I scored 88.2% in my board examinations…so I’m awesome 😀

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“SOUL” just spirituality or more than that? -A guest Post

Finally, all the exams are done. The guest post which I promised like, 4 post ago is finally here. 

Before you read it, you should know something about the writer of this post. He is a person who sees no evil in anyone. His solutions are unique, but surprisingly effective. He’s one of the those people who defy the current stereotype of “College guy.” Anyways, let’s not get me started on his qualities because I could go on and on and on. 😛 

Following are the words of the man of honor himself 🙂

Ok. how to begin, that’s so complicated of as always to write on something very deep and touchy, but before that :

 I would like to thank the owner of this blog for giving me such an awesome and respectable opportunity to write for her blog as guest post.

 It’s a matter of pride and in debt gratitude which I can’t ever forget.

So here by :

 I start with token of thanks for giving me such an adorable prospect to be a part of your never ending thoughts of river.

 I was baffled with continuous ongoing environment to write exactly on, because topics are endless, friends, parents, love, elections, career, future, study, heart-ache, broken promises, tears, business break down etc. so many n number of topics are there.

 So with a great and deep thinking I have selected the topic *SOUL* to write upon.

Let me clear it before hand , selection of my this topic does not only contains spirituality but it contains something which has the power to engrave every topic in it.

 Soul is not just related to spirituality, it’s about knowing what exactly you are? and you are born for?, what exactly you should do in your life? what exactly is your motive ? your main aim? your main goal? ?

 There are endless questions to relate in our life. Let take some of the example of practical life of people :

 Example One :

 Education : We generally don’t know what we should do in our life, we are stuck with our decisions, we have so many dreams in our life, to top the world, to change the present scenario, to change the old mindset of people, to mount the best feelings and qualities in people, to change this humanity and unmount all the sadness , depression, and the throw the word war from our dictionary. 

 Everyone wants to study in top colleges, become master in their field, invent or discover marvelous technology in their interesting field, they want to earn lot of money, want fame, want to know by people everywhere, want respect , love and care for what they are, want t ravishing home car etc.

 So from education they starts with and those who can’t start with education they with their willpower try to achieve their goals.

 So my point arise here about the education how can you relate soul to education?

Confusing? Let’s discuss something more further before getting to it’s conclusion.

 Example Two :

Love Life, Parents, Friends.

Ok let me combine all this topic in one. Everyone has a love story, a broken heart, or broken trust and faith, a lost friendship or a feeling of alienation from our own home.

There are people who are having sands of tears, there are many people who are haunted in the air of fear, there are many people who are immersed in the lonely water, there are many people who can’t shine as the twinkling starts, there are many people who can’t burn their gratitude and their aim like sun, there are many people who have a rhythmic sweetness of the music in their mind and heart but they are unable to express, there are many people who are like keyboard buttons , always are suppressed and are always still when not , they never rebel back for their rights their love their passion their aim their insights their own value and importance.

 

From here I begin with my most important, immensely deep topic *SOUL*  

 

The reason for choosing this topic was not SPIRITUALITY but my main aim to select this was INDIVIDUALITY, RATIONALITY, OBJECTIVISM in just one sentence :

I want to bring into notice that YOU ARE UNIQUE J

 

We are products of our parents no matter what we can’t deceive that fact. Everyone has a blood relations with parents, from childhood to teen , from teen to adulthood and then the ultimate truth of life death. Such a small sentence telling the whole life of human being from being born to death but what we should do in that process , why we are here on this planet , why we are living, why we get hurt and end no. of questions which even science can’t prove. J

 

So the ultimate truth of life death but before that what’s the most precious referral of living life is ? That is SOUL. J

 

Well, every body doesn’t believe in almighty, or the supreme God, but believe me everything has been the creation of god. I saw in a movie that you believe god in statues and other replicas so you can’t find them in your heart and soul because you actually believe in those idols.

 

I would like to clarify this with an example of my own life.

There was someone in my life who use to lie to me, whether I should not use word lie for any person or any kind of weird or disrespectable word, the day that person use to tell me something, the very next day that person’s lie were caught with my naked eyes. If it would be one time, twice or thrice I would believe it’s luck or accident that truth is revealed, but if its majority times then I got to know someone is there up somewhere in this whole universe who conspire all his power to his loved ones, who shower his blessings to show what is correct, what is wrong, to show who may be perfect for you and who may be not, to show you that vulgar words are just words, don’t make yourself so, instead be so best that the word best would not able to believe that this is it’s meaning.

 

I would not drag this post so long, I know till now it’s too confusing for others to exactly understand what I am trying to speak with my words, with my chosen topic, with my meaning less words, but everything has a two side the same way this topic has two side of it J

 

SOUL : What it signifies ?
1. It helps us to know what we are ?

2. It helps us to know what we should do ?

3. It shows our reflection?

4. It helps us to realize our true potential?

5. It helps us to know why we are born?

6. It helps us to fight with our obstacles.?

7. It helps us to be happy?

8. It helps us to make others happy so it helps to make a peace in humanity?

9. It helps us to have the best and truest feeling in your heart?

10. It teaches us the sense of respect for others and never ending motor of caring nature?

11. It teaches us the as sweet as bee’s honey mindset?

12. It teaches us the musical and magical importance of a helping hand?

 

In one sentence is helps us to be HUMAN. J

 

So finally my arrow to shoot on all of you was to actually BE HUMAN 8|

 

Human in the form of having your own self respect, having your own identity, having your own mindset, having your own imagination, having your own creative ideas, having your own self respect, having your own esteem, your own admiration, your own opinions and creating your OWN RATIONALITY.

 

We human generally have tendency to be a puppet of others, and run on the stairs which others are boarding, what we realize is the other stair which actually led people to heaven; but we choose to use the ladder of hell and make our life miserable. So it’s totally us to depend on what we are, what we want to become, what we want to do.

 

A person feel depressed, down in the dumps, dejected ?

And what are the reasons for it ?

– My love left me.

– I got failed.

– My parents don’t love me.

– My friends ditched me.   

– That person abused me.

– That person hates me.

– That person spread rumors about me.

– This day was bad this happened with me etc. n no of complaints we have from our life and we think to give up this miserable life and end all the pains with the option suicide and death. I mean that’s the biggest foolishness.

 

What power your soul has ?

The power of soul is unimaginative, because the day you realized it you will feel the most satisfied and happiest person in the world realizing the importance of this small garden of life.

 

You never know today you have one rupee, tomorrow you can have 1cr rupee.

Today a girl/boy left you, but tomorrow someone can make you realize your true worth, and love you like you have never imagined. 

Today you have failed in exams; tomorrow you could be the director or CEO of any company.

Today you fell down and got hurt, tomorrow you could be the food for thoughts for others.

It’s not about living a life, it’s about making and creating the life as you want it to.

 

If you choose to miserable then no amount of love or care can bring you out of  your miserable life because you YOURSELF can do that.

 

Remember the power your soul has , nothing is greater than it? why ?

 

Because when your parents shout, when you are ditched, when you fail somewhere, it’s just THE SOUL that lightens up your life, it’s not other people making you happy or other people sympathizing you; it’s just that they give you the inspirational food and you adopt it. This is the thing, instead of eating the depressed junk thoughts, nourish yourself with the optimistic balanced diet.

 

You know what you are always blessed with more than you desire or you have.

You are always having what other people just dream of.

 

There are circumstances in life when you have nothing to think about, you are just blindly going through the life thinking whatever happens let it happen. Yes I agree whatever happens , happens for good, but that does not mean you give your own devotion towards something ; may be it’s all based on your actions which has the power to change.

 

When we blame our government for variety of crimes, I believe how many of us actually try to stop when it happens, I guess just mere amount of people are actively helping other people through out their life time,  they just devote their life to the the golden word in our life that is help, they are so pious from heart that they respect a girl so much, whether it’s transgender or any other they always have a feeling and sense of respect for others, even if someone do bad with them, someone ignores them, some one tick them, what they end up to is being positive. They know it’s human tendency to do so, because if humans don’t do this then they are not human. It defines humanity.

 

By this I am not focusing that you should do crime, but instead I am focusing on other part that is good values and virtues. You know what if a person smokes, what you don’t like he is a smoker, you don’t like when he smoke, but the same person if quit it, he will the best person for us. So it was you never hated or dislike the person, you hated his bad qualities. So there I unfold the real mystery; everyone is born innocent the environment makes them what they are; because they are not born out of mothers womb as a terrorist or criminal. As I said everyone has a story ; that story actually creates that person.

You can talk about any criminal activity, murder killing, kidnapping, it’s all born out of hatredness, anguish, it’s created out of the most viral and un controllable thought that is ANGER. 

 

What you should do ?

The exact output and question is this only.

 

Okay let’s discuss some of the indescribable ideas which can make your life worth living.

 

– When you are broken heart in love , remember you will definitely get a person who is beyond your thinking , because he will be so lovable to you that you will always be ready to die in that person’s arms.

 

– When you fail in something in education , you always are unbelievable, because the greatest innovation or technology it fails ; it definitely gives a birth to the universal conceptual idea. So never quit, I always referred some of  most precious people I actually adore like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Edison : who with their sheer width of intellect and mindset has transformed the world proving them to be a legend. 8|

 

Exactly YOU ARE ALSO A LEGEND.

Don’t think YOU ALONE CAN”T DO ANYTHING.

 

A single matchstick can burn whole forest, a single creative idea can bloom whole world.

 

So you might be thinking after discussing everything to be your own master , rock your career, love everyone, help everyone, be good, be charitable, be caring anything all the good values and virtues adopting in yourself ; how it’s related to SOUL ?

 

Soul is the ultimate answer of everything, I never meant that just spirituality contains the soul, soul is your rationality, your individuality, your own mindset, thinking.

 

You have ideas , but what you do ; you take it yourself in the graveyard, that is when ideas die, so why to crush your ideas, instead work for it, instead work for fulfilling it. There are 1000s of ideas burnt in the graveyard…

 

May be it’s you next, whose wonderful ideas can be dead when that person dies and the graveyard will be full of ideas and creative imagination which can never come back.

 

You feel dejected for many reasons but you should know what you have is dream for others and therefore you should not run behind all the glorious materialism of this life, instead first try to attain the best experience of life. If they are bitter than invite them too.

As you know a lotus is born and surrounded by mud but never looses it’s sanctity the same way you can be surrounded by people who abuse, you can be surrounded by people who commit crime, have the habit of lie, have the habit of disrespecting girls and others but remember the famous quote as the company so the color , so it applies both the ways.

You are in a bad company and can be possible that company affect you and you try to immerse the bad traits or it can be that you are good so you made other’s like you and they have adopted your traits of having an enriched personality.

 

It’s totally dependent on YOU, how you are encouraged, how you want to live, how you want to react? it’s just EVERYTHING based on YOU, YOUR SOUL, YOUR RATIONALITY.

 

If someone came and abused you, you abuse that person back or hate him or shout at him.

Common be mature enough to handle the situation , the person is abusing you and trying to kill you by his words. What all you have to do is make a mental shield so that nothing could touch you and your thoughts and your personality.

 

It’s like someone abuses a girl very harshly or vice versa ; the core thing you can do is just ignore it. Ignorance or bending down is never quitting, it means you are more powerful , you are the legendary thinker, you are the legendary doer, because no one can affect you without your permission. If you are affected that means you own are giving that person the sole rights to hurt you and then you cry for it.

 

Instead be the prince and princess, have your own thinking, learn to forgive, learn to accept, learn to let go, learn to work hard, learn to sacrifice, learn to help, learn to love, learn to care, learn to be different, learn to create your own name. Why to bend under someone’s feet, why to be anyones dramatic puppet, why to let anyone rule their hand on you, why to let anyone crush your feelings, crush your heart.

 

See always remember one thing, you have got just ONE LIFE, and all what good or bad you do everything happens in this life, every fruit of your deeds you get in this life only.

No one actually knows what happens after death. Just you have this beautiful life to live;

 

Then why not from now?

 

So now it’s the time stand up :
– Learn to forgive people. Don’t make enemies.

– Make good friends. Adopt the best possible good values and virtues ? why because what you become you will se that in others. If you are good you will just see other’s good quality if you are mixture you will see both, and if you are bad you will try to figure other’s bad quality only. Everyone has variety of qualities in them all what you want to do is try to know yourself. If someone is forcing you to abuse, it’s up to you ? Just for pleasure abusing someone is not your genuine ethics, if you have the power to transform someone’s life and thoughts from bad to good ; all you will be the greatest person in the world, because what you actually did , can do, or might have done is which crore of money also could not buy. Money can buy every ravishing material but it won’t buy you a valuable soul, a nourished soul, a pious soul, a pious thinking, a pious behavior. MONEY indeed is needed for survival and living a luxurious life, I din’t said it’s ever a waste, infact MONEY is the base for living a life. J It’s just that with earning money, earn a respectful soul too. You know why? Because it’s priceless.

 

Even if a beggar has it means he will be more powerful than you and even powerful than all of your money, because he will have the spectacular treasure of thoughts which money can’t buy you up. You will live in fear, you will live in getting the money stole, you will live in fear of getting killed kidnapped, but these low caste people they enjoy their life to live, they don’t bother of anything.

 

You, in future or present may bother about your children that how they will become; it’s all upon you how you feed them. If you are feeding them with blood obvious they will become harsh and rude and criminal, If you are feeding them with magical water, they will be an angel to people’s life.

 

So the best thing is :

SOUL : The definitive power which everyone has l; the most encouraging weapon everyone roaming with but no one discover it. So kindly take out time for you now and start living a life full of good principles, standards, moral , ethics,  ideology.

 

Soul is something which helps you to think deeply, from core of your life; about your goodness, about your bad qualities, about your failures and success, about your crimes and awards, about your breaking someone to lightning their life, about making someone smile or cry. Soul is all about your own LIFE; that distinguishes you from others J

 

and what will be it’s output :

YOU WILL BECOME WHAT YOU ACTUALLY ARE; A HUMAN; A PERSON WHO HOLDS THE ULTIMATE RESPECT, YOU WILL BE LOVED BY ALL, YOU WILL BE CARED BY ALL, YOU WILL HAVE THE MOST PROMINENT HEART WHICH EVEN THE WEALTHY PEOPLE HUNT FOR BUT COULDN’T GET IT, WHICH DEFINES YOUR PERSONALITY, WHICH DEFINES WHETHER YOU ARE BLACK WHITE SMALL BIG THIN FAT , ANYTHING ; IT WILL SHOW THE OUTSIDE WORLD YOUR TRUE REFLECTION; AND YOU WILL DEFINTELY DIE AS NOT JUST A HUMAN, OR A RELATIVE OF SOMEONE ; BUT YOU WILL DIE AS A LEGEND; AS A HERO; AS A NEVER ENDING NAME. YOU ARE ALWAYS ALIVE IN YOUR PARENTS AND FRIENDS HEART NO MATTER WHATEVER YOU DO, BUT TO DIE PEACEFULLY SATISFY AND NURTURE YOUR THOUGHTS AND LIFE AND TRY TO GAIN SOMETHING FROM EVERY INCIDENT WHETHER BAD OR GOOD. IT’S JUST TAKE OUR YOUR LIFE TO BE THE MOST OUTSTANDING ONE THAT WHEN YOU LAY IN THE GRAVEYAD YOU SHOULD FEEL LIKE YOUR ULTIMATE AIM IN THIS WORLD HAS BEEN OVER AND SUCCESSFULLY YOU HAVE ACHIEVED YOUR LIPS TO PRAISE, YOUR MIND TO THINK POSITIVE, YOUR HEART TO FEEL LOVE FOR HUMANITY AND EVERYONE, YOUR EAR AND EYES TO LISTEN AND SEE TRUTH AND FIGHT FOR INJUSTICE, YOUR HAND FOR HELPING OTHERS; AS SAID POWERFUL PEOPLE DON’T PUT OTHER’S DOWN INSTEAD THEY LIFT THEM UP.

 

SO NOW IT’S YOUR TURN , FIRST LIFT YOURSELF UP AND THEN LIFT OTHERS TOO J

 

BELIEVE ME YOUR LIFE WILL BE WORTH LIVING FOR. J

 

# take care

# With Love J

Panic, you say?

A lot of things have happened over the last couple of days. I’ve given three college entrance tests and have no hope of getting into any one of them. You see, I appeared for CLAT (Common Law Aptitude Test), SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test), Christ University Entrance Exam, and my next one IIM-IPM is due on 15th May, and the University of my city, DAVV’s (Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidhyalaya) CET (Common Entrance Test) is due on 29th.

I’ve been grinded by classes, then baked in this Malva Heat and roasted by the pressure at home. And trust me when I say this, these things aren’t even the reason why I’m mad.

I’m mad because everyone around me seems to think this is the end. That if they don’t get a good college, their life will collapse. They think their whole life depends on these exams. You can’t even explain to them why it’s not the end of the world. They charge on you and you can’t win against a class full of  IIM aspirants who have appeared for IIT and didn’t get in. You don’t want to get into a fight with wannabe IITians. They play dirty, and you’ll lose.

What they don’t get is that if they get into a good college, their life will, no doubt, improve. But if they don’t get in, it’s not going to deteriorate. They will return to their normal selves and settle with what they get, just like they always have been.

17 or 18 is not the age that decide the next seventy years of your life. Right now, I can bet everything I have (which is next to nothing but please, concentrate on my feels here) that 90% of those kids have no idea what they want with life. Right now, IIM and Law Schools seems very exotic and the yearly packages are what most of them are after.

Fine, then let’s look at it form their perspective. I’m not so keen on getting into the corporate world for the following reasons.

Suppose, I get into IIM this year. I get out after five years with an MBA diploma, that gets me an average package of 1,900,000 INR per year. (This is the approximate value, last years’s highest package was as high as 4,500,000 INR). A leading corporate firm hires me, and the next thing I know, I’m working 80-100 hours in a week. I’ve sold my passion, the thing that helped me survive, in exchange for something as cheap as money. Eventually, after 10-20 years, I’ll get sick of it. I’ll have money, no doubt. And yes, It’s easier to cry in an Audi than to cry on a scooter. But I’ll be crying, irrespective of what I’m crying on. My dream to travel places will have brunt to ashes because I can’t get the time. I won’t have time for thinking, let alone writing.

How is it any different than selling your soul due to greed? But then again, this is what I think.

A lot of my classmates ask me why I’m not panicking that the exams are only a few days away. I don’t have an answer to that. I just don’t panic. I don’t think exams are something to panic about. Yes, I was worried about my Boards, but after the first exam, I knew where I stood and it really wasn’t any different than giving any other exam.

And moreover, I don’t have that urge to get into IIM or any other fancy college. Honestly, the only reason I’m giving these exams is to provide satisfaction to my parents that I did try. If I get in, well and good. If I don’t, then we’ll see.

That’s my answer to everything. We’ll see.

I don’t panic, it’s kind of my thing. Sometimes, I even laugh when I’m in crisis or standing in front of the Vice Principle’s cabin. Of course if I was told to do something on gunpoint, then yes, of course I’d panic. I’m not a freaking saint. I’ll panic the hell out of myself, when the situation is worth giving myself that mini hearth attack.

Right now, I just don’t think that giving myself a panic attack is worth it. I mean, yeah, getting into a good college certainly will change my life, and help me a lot, but I just don’t get the point. I don’t want to work in big fancy corporate companies. 

Anyways, it’s okay not to get into big colleges. It’s okay to fail in those entrance tests. I mean, seriously, It’s so bloody okay.

It’s not the end of the world.

Not worth it

So…ahem, anyone who said that heartbreak is worth the experience… It’s not.

Nothing, like, NOTHING, is worth the pain (Or anger, in my case).

Nothing serious, okay? I just…I thought I was above all that teenage drama and stupid crushes and relationships or whatever….but as it turns out, I’m a normal teenager.

I just don’t like it. It’s upsets me, but doesn’t hurt. It’s mostly anger, and it’s completely screwing with what I thought of myself.

Just saying, not worth it.

Thank god for ice cream with melted chocolate. Now, that’s worth getting fat 😛