People over places

I think touching lives is better than traveling to new places.

I have always preferred people over places. And my last trip to Kerala was all about people, some known, some unknown, and most close to my heart.

It is difficult to write how can we connect with people so easily without even knowing them since long and such is the bond with many of my blogger friends like Nimitha and KP and Nisha and Sri di.

The bond is so strong that even our families know one another and we have met each other’s parents. That is the next level. Maybe it is all about human frequency and the correct level of kindness and innocence that bond us all.

Irrespective of what it may be, I am thankful for all the respect and support and smiles given to me whenever I meet such people and the heart touching people of Kerala knows all about it.

Here are some of the pics —

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This was the 1st pic at 8 AM and no, that is not alcohol 😀

 

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Smiles at Lulu Mall 😀
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One of the reasons to go to Kerala was to hold this kiddo ❤
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Canada cake for future Canada citizens 😀
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#family #amma #achan #kp
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#kids #family #love

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Achan, a great gentleman ❤
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Notice the jasmine flowers 😀
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KD and others 😀
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people can sue me for posting this because I do not know most of them but still, it was fun to attend a wedding

Trust me, trusting people over places or process is the best decision of my life.

P.S.: I love people but then they are the ones who can’t give rest to others so we’re all screwed 😀 I will be going home next week, so, have fun at your respective homes and let me do dandia 😛 And, remember my YouTube channel, Darshith Badiyani, please do the honors 😀

 

Secrets..

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With each step ahead
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Sweat from the brow
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Destination beyond horizon
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Next level of dehydration
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No one to help
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Track me by the sweat trail
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I may not go long
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I may stumble in the next step
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How did I reach here?
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Oh, I am tired to move anymore
The sunburn hurts
The injuries hurt
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Have been dragging my feet
Since last 6 hours
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I have been free
Since the same last 6 hours
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Before that
I was held
I was a hostage
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I was kicked, punched
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I was beaten
By a stick, rod, belt
You name it
I was tortured
Several teeth cracked
Limbs broken
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But I didn’t give up
I didn’t tell them the secrets
I sacrificed my life
Life of my family
My mother, wife and son
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But didn’t tell my enemies
Anything valuable
Luckily got hold of a blade
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Killed 2 and in return
Got shot twice
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Running towards the border
But, where is it?
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I know I won’t be able
To meet anyone anymore
But
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At least I will not die a hostage
Not as a turncloak

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A herd of Eagles hovering
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Let there be light and let there be sight..

I was reading a book while traveling in bus.

The bumpy Indian roads(I added Indian because in movies, the roads outside India are super smooth and anyone can slide on those :P) made it difficult for me to read properly. Still I kept reading because the book is almost on the verge of ending.

This phase is very emotional and painful, when the book’s about to end and we feel drained thinking HOW LIFE WILL BE when this book will be complete? It sucks, I know. I know !

Then a thought popped up, it would be so dreadful to be blind. Not to be able to see. Not to be able to read. Not to be able to distinguish. All things will be black. No shapes. No sizes. No colors. No existence.

Only the others senses will have to prompt about the existence of something. I strongly believe that if we lack one sense, then the power of that sense is distributed among the remaining, which heightens the overall power of the remaining senses. You can contradict on this but this is my personal view. And, I just hope it to be true 🙂

I felt so dreadful thinking about the world being black and nothing visible that I closed the book and sat and OBSERVED things. Saw the things which were always there but I failed to see previously. It was, as if, my inner eye had awakened.

But, the feeling of dread didn’t stay long because then I remembered that I have pledged in written that I will donate my eyes after my demise. Rather, to be correct, I have said this to all my family members, my close friends regarding this because, I can’t donate but they all can try to make my wish fulfilled and not think much about other related things.

I have made my Pledge @ Drushti Daan, an Eyebank in Bhubaneswar, Orissa where we can try and help others unlike us, be like us. We can give others the joy of sight, the joy of laughter, the joy of distinguishing things, the joy of life.

And, my parents and friends have supported me in this also, which is really a big thing. I heartily thank all and would like, if you don’t go and donate, but at least think, THINK once, wouldn’t you want the power of sight if you would had been unable?

It is a big decision, but this decision of yours can decrease the pain and increase the joy of others. And, the most important thing is not only you but also all the people related to you, will be blessed from the core of their hearts.

Try to gather blessings and smiles to your names, rather than some coins and notes made of thin paper. The former will always outweigh the later.

Stay blessed and keep sharing you views.

To view the site of Drushti Daan, click here.

Ignition of Metamorphosis..

Don’t blame the whole group of things.

We do that. I do that. But, we should not.

One failed love and we blame the whole of opposite gender. We stereotype things. C’mon, this ain’t the way it should be.

We all are different individuals and needed to be treated differently and uniquely.

Forget what happened in the past with whomsoever. Forget the pain and hurt.

Dive into the present. Make the present and the related future worthwhile.

Live in happiness with others and not in darkness alone.

We are social beings(Facebook and the other social media donot fall under this, so please leave them be). We need to interact.

I haven’t seen much of life. But, from what I have seen, life ain’t easy. I have seen failures of love. I have seen failure of friendship. I have seen failure of expectations. I have seen people submitting their lives to frustration. I have seen violence. I have seen the hatred for me in the eyes of my family. I have seen the jealousy and the thought of killing me in the eyes of some. I have been there wherever you have been. I have seen what not.

But man, this ain’t all life. When I close my eyes and think about my past 23 years and I can remember only the beautiful things. The smile on her face. My mother and sisters. My cousins. Friends and their teases. Special people who have guided me to be what I am today. My teachers. There are many who have taught me or shown me the bad way of life, so I can learn how NOT to be that and avoid that path. Learning to be grateful for the things that gives us pleasure and happiness and also accept the failures and being happy that we tried and learn from it.

So, hibernation and being alone is good. Just as a caterpillar in a cocoon. But, you gotta come out. Be a butterfly. Go through Metamorphosis. Fly with wings. Make everyone gaze at you in AWE 🙂

Make new friends or stick to the old ones. Have to forget or accept the bad times and embrace the good times.

Being happy for self is good. Being happy for others and with others, is the best. Try to be the best.

Time is crucial and if someone gives you time and importance, then TRY to consider that importance and make sure that it for the good for the caterpillar and that person may be the one who ignites the process of Metamorphosis.

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