Train coaches and us

Hey! Have you ever traveled on a train?

How beautiful it feels

How exciting the journey seems

And I am sure that most of us

Would have heard something like

In life, many trains will come and go

If we think from the perspective of the Railway stations

And, if it is vice-versa

Many Stations will come and go

But, let’s picture a still train

Do you see various coaches?

The prices of the various coaches also vary

The exterior of the train remains the same throughout

But based on the interior

The services, the prices vary

So, what can we learn from it?

All humans are the same

But what makes others an attractive proposition

Someone with whom we want to spend more time

Is the fact that they are beautiful from the inside

Their worth is priceless

They work on themselves and help others

And make others comfortable

And hence most people want that

And they are willing to pay more

Because that feel-good factor is what

Is an addiction

Because it is scarce in today’s world

So be good from the inside

Just like the premium coaches of the trains

And you’ll see people eyeing you with awe

Few would be jealous too

But we know that we have worked on ourselves

And maintained this about ourselves

To become premium in life

P.S.: No song pick for this blog because couldn’t think of a new song. You can share new songs in the comment section.

Thanking the Universe

Why?
Why was it
That we had to meet?
Why? Why such a blessing?
What did the Universe want me to
Know or learn from you?
Why such a sudden link?
No mutual friends
No common links
But still, we had to meet and hence we met
And I am glad that it happened
I have learned a lot from you
And I hope that you have learned from me too
And sometimes, this “why” makes me go crazy
But then I realize
The quote which I always believe in
“Thank God that it happened instead of why it happened”
And I get a smile on my face
For being able to calm my mind
Control the wild horses of my thoughts
And reach out to Thank the Universe
That it happened
Things always happened
And it’ll keep on happening
We just have to be true enough to embrace it
Experience it and let it welcome or say goodbye with a smile
Because what matters is the smile that always stayed during these experiences

P.S.: Hola, amigos! How are you? Slowly and gradually, I am coming back to writing and reading and all the good stuff. Today’s song pick is Delicate by Damien Rice. See you all soon ❀

Art to the rescue

Art had never taken a back-seat

It was always the savior of human life

The biggest contributing factor for keeping us sane

Through thick and thin

And definitely during this pandemic

When going out is restricted

When staying home is the safest thing to do

When being self-dependent is the best choice

Where being online and working is the most draining chore

But then still we’re left with time

With extra energy and instead of indulging

In scrolling through social media

We can take help of Art

Just like we have done since the beginning of time

We can read, paint, draw, sew, sleep

We can have our proper “me-time”

And trust Art to keep us sane

To make us creative

To help us feel confident

To help us smile more

To help us and help the world around us.

P.S.: Hello, folks! How are you? Hope you and your family are safe during this pandemic situation. Today’s song pick is Honeybee by The head and the heart.

Mothers, prayers, and what not

I have seen my mother pray
Pray with full dedication
As if nothing else exists
As if nothing else matters
She prays for everyone
Maybe except for herself
Sometimes she cries
Something has to be bothering her
She doesn’t want to share it with us

Today, I was at a church in Kanyakumari
On my path to self-discovery
Reading The pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho there
And penning down some of my thoughts
I heard some sobs and crying
On looking, I saw a mother
Praying to Jesus
Asking for some fortunate events maybe
While her two kids were sleeping on the floor
Tears running down her cheeks
With a religious book in her hand
With thousands of thoughts in her mind
Of the imminent future
And the testing present

And then she calmed down
Bowed in front of Him
And kissed the kids
Woke them up and off they went

Maybe, my mother cries for the same reason while praying
For her kids, her family
Seldom for herself
And now what makes me cry
Is that my mother cries for others
And so does her son.

Amen!

Date: 22/Dec/2019

Place: Kanyakumari

P.S.: Happy 2020, fellas! πŸ˜› How are you all? Today’s song pick is Khud se by Osho Jain.

Holding on & letting go

In the last few months
I tried to change a habit of mine
I used to hold my blanket in my sleep
Hold till my neck in a grip
And when I used to wake up
I felt something different in my fingers
They felt tired and looked like a claw
In seconds, it would be all good
But one night I decided while sleeping
I won’t do it
I won’t let my body hold the blanket involuntarily
I wanted to practice letting go
Letting go of the blanket
Letting go of the troubles of life
Letting go of the nightmares
Letting go of stuff not meant for me
Just letting go
And it worked
Maybe not like a charm in the beginning
But it worked
And I kind of mastered it
Fast forward and I find myself in the same loop
Of holding on
Is this never going to let go of me?
I don’t think so
And again the process of
Letting go starts
Maybe the old trick might not work
We’ll try something new
But it starts
All I want is my fingers to feel free when I wake up
Will I get there?
Of course, man!
When?
Time will tell
Because all the letting go processes are different
So, good luck for your letting go of stuff
Which we have been holding on maybe forcefully

holding the blanket
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P.S.: Today’s song pick is Bad Behaviour by Mabel. Happy weekend!

Quieten the mind

Oh, the thoughts!
Not always the rebellious ones
Sometimes sneaking out of the blue
Slowly dragging their way in our minds
Not letting us get rid of them
It was going all good
Things seemed to be happier
A bit brightening
And boom
The chaos strikes
Helter Skelter
Nothing in order
Nothing in control
Even if we switch off the lights
Cover our heads under the pillow
It JUST won’t stop
The thoughts
The demons
Won’t stop shouting
Won’t stop bugging
Won’t stop whispering
They want it their way
They want to leave an impact
They want to stay in our minds
Because they think we’re weak
We can’t control our minds
And they’re correct
We can’t
Not at that moment
When the chaos sparks
But then comes a time
Of the Phoenix
Because we know ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
And we want out
We want it done
We want the peace
We want the calmness
For that, we’ll do anything and everything
And if it means to stand up
Against our fear and our demons
Then so be it
We do it
Maybe not gracefully
We do it just by the edge
But we get it done
We show them the door
We drag them out of their so-called habitat
And then there’s nothing
There’s no rejoice of the victory
No cheers
There’s the pin-drop silence
The void
And then there’s us
Budding as a new person
A new thought
A new life

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P.S.: Today’s song pick is Be as you are by Mike Posner.

Happy Independence day!

We all remember the important events of our lives
The start of something new and special
The special days within those special times
And as the general rule of life
Things end and always not so swiftly
Most of the times without closure
So moving on becomes difficult
We try to give ourselves a reason
But still it might not just be the actual reason
Sometimes I wonder how can I know exactly what others thought and meant
And I loop around to reach a conclusion
That I can NEVER know what they thought
Maybe they themselves didn’t know that
Others can be confused too like us
But I have to move on
I have to accept the way things are and get started
I have to break the loop
I have to accept and forgive and understand Maktub
And Maktub it is one fine day
And it all starts to change
I feel like today’s my Independence Day
Good riddance to my holding on
Time to embrace the uncertain future
Try to converse with the Universe
Watch out for omens
And also smile a bit more
Because this is life
Maktub is life
Now is life…

P.S.: Happy November and today’s song pick is Happens to the heart by Leonard Cohen.

The eternal care

I remember every time I come home
I feel something different
Something unique
Something as love
Unequivocal
Seldom via words
Usually by actions
This time around
It was by the same person
Around 4:23 AM
I was awake as I was reading
The fault in our stars
My mom was sleeping beside me
As she moved in her sleep
I switched off the lights
So that her sleep won’t be disturbed
She turned towards me
I couldn’t see whether her eyes were open or close
But she just extended her hand
To feel me
She touched my hand
She touched my chest
My face
She got a sense of my existence
Her heart and soul was convinced
That Darshith’s safe and asleep
She blew a kiss in the air
Muaahhhhh
And she was asleep
I switched on the lights
Continued reading
But before that
I wanted to feel that moment
The love of a mother
The purest form of love
She’s awesome
Asleep yet thinking about the kids
We’re blessed

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Credits: Getty Images/iStockphoto

P.S.: And I am back in Bangalore from my 1 month’s time at home. It was fun and I didn’t talk to my parents/siblings much this time around but it was a different experience. How are you all? Today’s song pick is The Reason Why by JP Cooper.

Not just yet another blogger

No! She was not just YET ANOTHER BLOGGER. She was my heart and so much close to me. I listen to her talk about her life and share her wisdom with me. She listens to me too πŸ˜‰

It has been a good roller-coaster ride to know via WordPress and finally, I met her and her family last week. Yes, I met Sri Di. Our lovely Srichandra Mukherjee.

This meeting was an anticipated one which we had talked a lot about. And then when we met, we both couldn’t believe that we were there together.

As discussed over calls numerous times, we ate pizza and sweets and home-made food. We talked a lot and I also met Ruhaani(Sri Di’s daughter) and she’s one of the most talented kids I know. She loves KPop and she dances like a doll. She knows so many English songs and the best thing is she LOVES football and Neymar is her favorite πŸ˜‰ Yeah and she loves to read novels ❀

We talked a lot and now I miss her when I am back home. I talked to Sri Di and Ruhaani over the phone but it’s not the same. I know for sure that I will be meeting these beautiful people again πŸ˜€

Don’t know how to express the great feeling of meeting such awesome people. I will share some pics and until next time.

Before it began
Before it began

book + the marker
The bookmark + The book πŸ˜‰

bookmark
The object + the shadow

delicious
Wow! What a grand food fest πŸ˜‰

drawings
Ruhaani’s drawings

lollipop
Lollipop & HER

the one
A great time with many more to come ❀

Smiles here & smiles there to y’all πŸ˜‰

P.S.: I have met 19 known bloggers already and I love meeting new people. When asked what drives me in life, I can say making others smile but to make myself smile and live is to travel and meet new and interesting people. Rest other stuff is for survival but this is for living and feeling alive. Today’s song pick is Royals by Lorde.

 

The struggle to make ends meet

I have seen the struggle
The struggle to feed oneself
The struggle to feed the family
The struggle to make ends meet
I cannot say that I have felt that struggle
Not specifically yet
But the pain is there to see
In the eyes of those who go through the same
The pride requesting them not to beg
But the hunger lowering their heads
And raising their palms for some money
For some help
To keep the hunger at bay
The desperate need of silencing
The bile juice which keeps on churning
Asking you to provide food to process
But life ain’t fair
We ain’t got no food
So, most of the times, we just drink water
With the hope that the next time
It will be some morsel of food
Instead of water going down our throats
This hope keeps us alive
Keeps us kicking
This spirit keeps us going
This pain makes us strong
We need to get out of our shells
And appreciate the people
Who are constantly going through this
Help them
Grow with them
Because not much can be achieved alone
But bigger and better things can be achieved together

P.S.: Today’s song pick is Out of Love by Alessia Cara. Have a grand week ahead.