P.S.: This topic is so close to me and the idea was given by Aditi. She is a great blogger and has awesome personality. Another blogger, Shweta aka Bollywoodarian, requested a vlog on Insecurites and here it is. Hope the vlog helps everyone in some way ❤
“Smiles here & smiles there” has gone 1 level up from 1st April. I have made a YouTube channel in which I will share inspirational thoughts & other random yet relevant thoughts & also some of my personal experiences. You can subscribe to the channel @ Darshith Badiyani.
Check out the video on alphabet ‘J’.
P.S.: You can always like/comment/share/subscribe to my YouTube channel to get direct notifications. Today’s song pick is Just the way you are of Bruno Mars. People who inspire me with alphabet ‘J’ from the blogging world are Jackie, Jennifer, Jim, & Jithin 😀
P.S.: Have a great World Poetry Day to all the creative souls out there. Stay calm & keep on making this world more insane 😀 The month of April is considered #sacred in the Blogging world because of the Ultimate Blogging Challenge in the world – the #AtoZChallenge. I will be participating in it & I have a particular theme and it will all be related to “INSPIRATION TALKS”. There’s a twist to this theme and you’ll find it out on the 1st of April so stay tuned & keep visiting. We all are going to learn much stuff from one another in the next month 🙂 Today’s song pick is Come as you are of Nirvana ❤
THE ALCHEMIST is Him. He molds things into gold. Things like people, situations, etc. He has the key to success, which He never shares with anybody. But, He intends to give the dimension of that key to all those people who are willing to chase their dreams and in the process, He turns them into Gold. Turning people into gold means giving them strength & energy to reach their desired dreams and once they achieve it, they set examples for others.
The problem with most of the people out there is they don’t believe in the Alchemist. They would rather see a normal human like them achieve his dream and follow him. So indirectly, the Alchemist takes the help of those limited people who believe in Him and then through those people sets an example for the remaining. It definitely hurts Him that very fewer people believe in Him but then He’s the Ultimate One and He forgives all this and is willing to do whatever it takes to make each and everyone happy and fulfill our dreams.
If our dreams are not achieved then the defect lies in us, in our dedication, in our hard work, in our skills but never in Him. He does his best to give us everything desired. He is the solution to every problem, whether we accept it or not. He is always there for us with a helping hand outstretched for us. It’s on us whether we trust Him and hold Him or let go of Him. He will come several times in our life for helping us and after regular neglection, He will bid adieu permanently. He gives us chances of realization.
He lights up the path so that our walk will be easier. He never shortens the journey. The strength to walk has to come from within, He just shows us the right path and the destination is always set in our mind. So yes, He’s the Alchemist to all us. Agree or not, your choice. He never asks for anything from us but just some belief and He believes in spreading positive vibes because He thinks that whatever our action be, it causes ripples and those ripples stay for a long time around us. He always asks to spread kindness & smiles and never teaches how TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.
Peeps, remember the #BlindRide posts? If not, do read them here.
To read the first post, click here.
For second post, click here.
The last week of every year is full of joy for everyone. Similar case is with us. We, same people from #BlindRide, reached Manali after the stroke of midnight now. It’s around -3 degrees Celsius and blankets are all around me.
Today’s trip from Shimla to Manali was awesome yet interesting and had every bit of spice added to it. To just update you, we came to Delhi and stayed there in a hotel at night & then left for Shimla in the morning.
The night at Shimla was great because we roamed the streets for local food and there were couples everywhere as it’s a paradise for honeymooners 😀
I always get distracted. Let’s not talk about that. Yes, the journey from Shimla to Manali. We went to kurfi(a place 20 km from Shimla). The scenery there was heaven and the weather was chill and people were all having fun & the crowd was there too.
There’s a rule, “If you come to Shimla, you gotta visit Kufri.” And the rule is written by me. You guys are the witness to it 😛
Then we resumed our journey to Manali with some obstructions and difficulties because our driver was also visiting Shimla/Manali for the first time. So, I would say, we all were on the way to serious fun. Let’s make it all fun and no seriousness 😉
On the way we came across some kids playing cricket. One thing to note is I mentioned “kids” because we didn’t wanted to play the game and wanted to just enjoy the game and be audience to that game.
We all climbed a tree and also captured some moments 😉
It was past lunch time but we couldn’t find a good place due to the less frequent hotels and only vegetarian hotels. Finally we found a good hotel and had bellyful lunch.
And sorry to take so much time of yours but the main fun began now. We decided not to make any stop and go straight 250+ km to reach the destination.
Had some topsy turvy times but all was smooth. We were almost 100 km down the road and the road got all curvy and jerky. It was okay in the beginning. Okay, we added fuel of Rs. 500 in the morning after leaving Shimla.
Unfortunately, we were low on fuel and the car was moving in reserve and we really wanted to reach a petrol pump. We couldn’t find it for the next 1 hour. The journey for that 1 hour was all uphill and topsy turvy(as mentioned above) 😉
The driver was in a hurry to reach any petrol pump & with the road not being that co-operative, he had to drive the car in the first or second gear, which was resulting in drastic decrease in the reserved fuel.
The road was also so narrow with more turns than the number of stars in our galaxy. We managed to find a petrol pump & all were relieved because if we would not had reached there then troubles would had been our friend for a long time.
We survived that patch of trip. Then as per Google maps we continued and just when we saw a more narrow bridge ahead of us than the road, shit became real.
How did Google assume that we can drive through on the bridge? It was written SUITABLE FOR LIGHT VEHICLES and we 6 people will be considered light with the car’s weight, we decided to move ahead.
Trust me, the width of the bridge was the width of the car and 4 fingers, 2 on each side. We had to pull in the side mirrors of the car. Slowly and steadily, the car moved ahead. All our hearts were literally on our mouths. No one was showing the fear.
There was a river under the bridge. We weren’t much scared of the water but the cold state of the water. The water is so cold here. Better to keep as many feet from water. The bridge was seeming to narrow down further as we moved ahead.
And we saw that the other side of the bridge was not open, when we were halfway on the bridge. Thankfully no other car was behind or in front of us. We managed to get off from the bridge and felt a sigh of relief. But..
There’s always a but. The road ahead was like 50 degrees uphill and it ain’t possible for a car with 6 people to go at one chance. 3 of us got down and tried to push the car ahead and after some consecutive failures were able to help the car go ahead and then the car moved ahead for some metres as they waited for us.
On reaching to the car we 3 realized that the car didn’t actually wait for us. It couldn’t again move uphill and hence the other 2 friends also got down and helped the driver to take the car up.
We 3 also pitched in and together we were able to move the car with 50 degrees uphill. This calls for some serious fun because we all were panting after this and sat at a roadside to relax.
Talking to the driver, he said, “Bhai ji, meri b lag gayi thi ki gadi upar jayegi ya nahi..”
*Brother I was also scared with the uphill and was not sure whether this would work or not*
And I was like, “Chalo agaye upar, ab bas aram karlo.. Ab thoda aur rasta baki hai” 😀
*Let’s not wait much here because we have still some way to cover”
The driver didn’t say much about his hunger & dinner and was dedicated on reaching Manali asap. He did that successfully. It was after the stroke of midnight that we checked in and went to have dinner outside. We had delicious food and after fun times and talking, inside blankets.
All my friends are asleep as they plan to wake @ 6 am to watch the sunrise. It’s 4:15 am and I am awake. God help me!
I assure you that I can’t write everything about the trip but I will try my best to share things with you.
Pictures will keep on coming.
Stay blessed and enjoy holidays.
The view from the hotel is fantastic. Will share the sunrise pics, if I wake up.
I am sleepy. Let me add some previous images 🙂
P.S. : Today’s pick is Count on me of Bruno Mars. Our driver is a big fan of Bruno and it’s fun talking to him & knowing things about his life and people of North. Most of these pics are captured by a great friend of mine, so all the due credits to him, I don’t have any photographic skills 😀
There is the end to the best days
There is also the end to the worst ones
There is end to the best bonds
And also there is end to the worst
End always comes
Not to stop things from rolling
But to start a new beginning
And previous stories
Are remembered by those
Who read the book
And felt connected to the words
Not by those
Who just skim-read
This ain’t rocket science
Just a reminder
To feel from your heart
To realize your actions
Have impact on others
And also shape you
Shape yourself stronger
Shape yourself confident
Shape yourself better
Make others happy
Make others feel special
We don’t have the lifetime to us
We just have some mere years
Some have months only
Better make things glow
Glow like the sun
Till they last
Feel calm in chaos
If you are good at being chaos
And making chaos
And accept others
That they are different
And everything can’t turn
As your expect
Learn to adjust
Learn to ignore
Don’t give horse’s shit
To anything you don’t believe
Stick to your words
To your actions
You will shine
You will glow
Brighter than the sun
Not for all
But for those
Who knows your importance
And are ready to do anything
For your betterment
Keep smiling, my friend
Babe there’s a long way to go
Alone it’s difficult
If not that, then boring
And roar during the journey 🙂
Never did I think
As a kid
That some day
I will write
Write my heart out
Will be people
Out there reading
Relating with it
On my journey
Sharing my thoughts
Sharing my views
Sharing my life per se
And it is true
It is not that easy
This journey of Life
And we need friends
We need support
We need companion
We need love
Act as hurdles
On this journey
Decreasing our speed
Sometimes, bringing us
But, once we have
Crossed the hurdle
It won’t disturb us anymore
So that we can
Light poles are left
Behind when we keep
Some are like
We keep them with Us
We trust them
And in need
We seek their help
And they seldom
Fail to our expectations
And help us
When we think
Every other option
It’s never ever
End of the Journey
called ‘The Destination’
Is ‘The Final Destination’
You all are
A part of My Final Destination..
This is in response to Kritika’s Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Thank you Kritika for giving me this wonderful opportunity to express my thoughts in a different manner.
The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”
I would like to nominate Saloni for this challenge(Day 2).