Thursday, October 13, 2011

That Moment in Time!

Life is fast moving , everything keeps changing and we keep going with the flow. We all do so many activities and meet so many people that sometimes its even hard to recall what you just did the other day. There are evenings when I even find it hard to recall what I did in the morning.But inspite of all this there are moments which are permanently marked in our brains. Days which we never forget. Stories which will always stay in our hearts .I sometimes think that when I get 60 , I will have a great collection of such sweet / bitter memories that I will pass on to my grandchildren just like my grandma passed them to me. I will surely share my "Gammy's Stories " sometime soon.

For now lets focus on the topic. Moments! I have had some really sweet experiences and I have met amazing people .I have tons of sweet memories . Similarly Ive had bad days, I have met terrible people who made me feel horrible. But there is one moment in my life that somehow I just never forget .Unfortunately it was a bad moment. I won't be sharing much of the details but those who read my work often must have realized I always talk about a night when I was standing on the road , alone . It was raining.

I was 6 years old when this moment happened. And sometimes I feel I am still stuck in that moment in my head. I sometimes find myself wondering what was I going through at that moment that I still remember it. Was the moment so painful that even 15 years of time could not remove traces of it from my head. I see myself crying and my tears getting mixed up with the rains . I was scared and I had no clue what was happening. I think I will always remember that moment and somewhere in my head I am still stuck in that moment. Sounds funny but it is true. That moment has changed my life !

I bet you all also have that one moment in your lives that you will never forget , that one moment that has changed everything for you. Either for good or bad. A moment that has taught you the most valuable lesson of your life , or it could be the moment when you found the love of your life. A moment when you experienced pure joy or a moment when you suffered unbearable pain. One moment that somehow stands out from every other moment of your life. Take sometime out and think about it. While finding "That Moment" , I bet you will also think about various other good or bad moments that make your life special!

Life is a wonderful journey and I guess its always good to stop for a while and look back at what we have achieved and how much we have travelled.

Until Next Time,


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Real - Unreal ?

Sometimes I feel its becoming very hard to distinguish between real and a virtual life. The more I think about it , the more I get confused. The other day I was talking to my real friend on a virtual environment. It almost felt like we were sitting right next to each other and cracking jokes. I was happy but was I truly happy? or the technology has altered my mind . We can meet people on the internet , we can talk , we can see each other and if the technology keeps growing the way it is , we probably will also be able to feel the touch sometime soon.

Imagine "High fiving " the monitor and you could feel the touch of your friend's hand who is "high fiving" from other side of the world.Precious , isnt it? But then arent we loosing something here? If we are sad , we go to our social networking site accounts and read jokes or gossips to cheer ourselves up.I miss the days when I could walk up to my friend's house, give her a hug , cry and discuss my problems with her. I hate it when I have to "write on my friends wall" , who resides just a few kilometres away from me. It is convenient no doubt but nothing and I mean nothing can replace the "REAL" thing! I will always prefer playing football with my friends in mud in real than playing the same over zapak or some other gaming site.

The confusion of real-unreal makes me think of the movie "Inception". The dream is the beautiful "virtual life". We are so happy in it that we start believing it is real. But you can't stay in your dream forever , if you will , you will certainly end up screwing your real life badly.

I am not "anti- tech" . I am a Tech- Addict, I love technology. I use google for searching almost everything , if I had my way I probably would have used google to find my lost pen. I use facebook to keep in touch with everyone , I know what my Kindergarten friend is doing these days and Ive a fair idea of what everyone I have ever met is doing . Its good to stay connected but do I really require that much of information? I guess no , sounds rude but it is true. People come into your life , they stay and then they move on . And thats how it is, you again meet new people. Life always kept changing and always will. And you cannot always use "Virtual" mediums to keep your "Real" life unchanged. Its like you are trying cosmetics to prevent yourself from aging.

According to a research , a human can have 150 stable social bondings at a time. But with internet Ive thousands of bonds and it confuses me , kills a lot of my time , and is taking away my mental peace.

Also the so called "easy way" or "convenience " is reducing the value of true human emotions. The value of true love , passion , friendship , happiness is decreasing because of so many options!! I have so many people in my life and I am " friends" with so many that the feeling is common and the "special" feel is just lost somewhere.I wonder if technology is bringing me near to people or taking me away from them.

There are advantages to technology , I agree! It helps in networking , increases your perspective , gives you knowledge , makes you aware. I am not sure why on earth we stress so much upon knowing everything about everything.Lets not get into that because I probably need to "grow up" a lil more to understand all of this.

I can go on and on , but I dont want the readers to bang their heads to the wall and say, "What is your point?". Point simply is that I feel Internet is taking us away from each other in real life and is also confusing us at times .We probably should decrease our dependence on it when it comes to real bondings. That was my take and feel free and throw your takes on me! :)

Until Next Time,


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Health Matters!

I am the kind of person who loves food. I don't feel embarassed in saying that I dream about eating a big chunk of chocolate at night.My philosophy in life has always been "Live to Eat" and it has worked quite well for me for the last 20 years of my life. But yesterday while me and my pal were running up and down the staircase , I started to choke up. I could see my friend climbing up swifting while I was completing one step and taking god's name so that I can climb the next. I felt terrible. Its a really bad feeling when your 21st Birthday is round the corner and you can't climb a staircase properly.

So before I turn 21 , Ive decided that I will change my food habits. I will no more eat everything that is digestable like a ruminating animal. I will try to resist myself from eating things that are not healthy. Before that I kind of need to figure what exactly is "unhealthy food" . Because before this I never really had this concept of healthy - unhealthy food in mind. My classification was Yummy-Yummier! :)

For all you people out there who love food as much as I do , Ive a advice! Well I won't say leave your love and start fasting , because we don't have to go and win beauty pageants but try to keep a track of how much quantity you are eating and balance it with a equal amount of physical workout. Physical workout is important nomatter how much I hate saying this but truth is truth. I will be putting on my running shoes , I must confess this isnt the first time I am taking them out.

A few months back I had a similar "Need to loose weight" phase but it lasted only for 1 week and I quit running. But this time I am pretty serious about staying fit and healthy because I want that I should be able to climb staircases with a good speed when I turn 42! Life is a gift and it is beautiful! And one can only relish this gift fully if they have a fit body, mind and soul.

And not to forget its always easier to get a lot of attention if you are fit and fine! Haha I bet this statement will make a lot of people get into action, go find your running shoes , join a gym , take up your favorite sport. If this inspires you to be fit , so it be! Attractiveness is always good , eh?

For me , As soon as I finish writing up this post , I will put my favorite music on and dance dance dance. I am saying bye bye to my "Beloved Chocolate" and giving a divorce to my "Dal-bhaat". I will eat healthy and exercise regulary. Ive tried to discuss this issue on a real light note but it is serious. Your health is important , I hope you start working out because a good health is IMPORTANT!

Until Next Time ,