3 minutes talk with a stranger

Let me tell you a story.
This happened on Saturday(25th June 2022).
I was traveling to go see a beach.
I was on the way in an auto. (see pic below)

Auto Rickshaw in India. No copyrights.

And a stranger boarded it.
He was looking like an 18-20-year-old kid. With a lot of tattoos.

It was just him and me apart from the driver.

He turned towards me and said, “I was running a partnership firm where we used to take 10000 INR from people and return 16000 INR in 2 months.”
I simply nodded.


He then continued “I have left that firm because all the hard work was done by me and others were just using me to become rich.”
I smiled and nodded.


He then asked, “Would you like to invest 10000 INR and get 16000 INR in 2 months?”
I said “No. Thank you.”


He said “Why not? It’s a good deal. This is quick money.”
I said “No. Thank you.”


He was surprised and asked, “Don’t you trust your younger brother?”
I said “No.”


He asked again, “Would you be willing to help?”
I asked “Whom?”


He said “Me obviously. Would you give me 250 INR?”
I said “Nope.”


He said shockingly, “Are you sure?”
I said, “Yes, I am sure.”

He then sat quietly for a minute with disbelief in his eyes that someone is not being lured by becoming rich faster. He asked the auto driver to stop and he got down.
Then he argued with the driver about the fare that he charged for 3 minutes trip.

P.S.: There’s no easy money-making trick except for Vegas casinos πŸ˜€ How are you, guys? Today’s song pick is Let me go by Hailee Steinfeld. I will try to add more #travelStories posts.

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.

Blessing in disguise

One decision can change our life

It can be a deciding factor

Between the good, the bad, and the ugly

Who’s to say what’s what

But we can decide it for ourselves

That the reality, the present

Is not only the good

But it is the BEST

Best for us

Decided by the Universe

Sometimes the Universe gives us an option

To decide what’s best for us

And we do decide

But if it’s not the best for us

Then the Universe takes control

It brings us into such situations and circumstances

That we decide what’s the best for us

According to ourselves and also as per the Universe

Who are we to not bow down in front of the superpower

And, once we accept, life becomes easier

Life becomes live-able

Life becomes better

And then the Best

How it was supposed to be

As per us and as per the Universe too

But, here, in this case, it was our decision

Guided by the Universe

Live long the Universe

And us within the Universe

It’s all a Blessing in disguise

P.S.: There’s a war ongoing between Ukraine and Russia. All support and prayers go out to the common people who suffer the most because of the small number of people in power. Today’s song pick is a Krishna Bhajan by Radhadesh Mellows. This song has helped me a lot lately by bringing me back to the reality that not much matters in this world apart from what we think and instead of letting my thoughts go wild and make me anxious, I prefer if I chant the name of God and keep calm. Also, the post name is the credit of Jennifer(one of the best humans I know) ❀

Others and us

Sometimes it feels like
We know others better
Than we know ourselves
And it feels true
And it is true too
In today’s world
We’re bombarded with so much information
We try to apply it all
Our knowledge about others
And we feel pride
That we know and sometimes
We judge others too
Not realizing
That if we would apply the same
On to ourselves
We would have become a more better person
A more understanding person
And this would lead us to more happiness
Because we would know how and what to tune in ourselves
To link to the channel of happiness
Now that we know more about others
We decide frequently
To try to find someone new
To know
To understand
And hence we keep on hoping from person to person
What would be ideal is?
Knowing thyself
Believing in us
And trying to talk
Trying to communicate
And express
And live a life of abundance

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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.

Was it love or one-night stand ?!!

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Was it love?

Or a longer version of

One-night stand?

We knew each other

And don’t misunderstand

It for a deep relationship

It was all hi, hello, and bbye

Added with sex

And then again vanish

From each other’s life

All to meet again

For moments of pleasure

Or satisfaction or some change

Just to be puff again

And that was satisfying

To me and to her also

Or that’s what she said

I didn’t try to dig deep

Into what she actually felt

Because that would leave me

All vulnerable and alone and beatable

And just a hint of the breeze

Will be my downfall

So to avoid my downfall

I played with her

Or again was it me being played?

Every moment of separation was chaos

And seldom we thought about each other

Maybe mostly when we were in the

Arms of our better halves

But we missed & imagined each other

During that moment of pleasure

When the toes are all curled

Lips are all wet

Fingers on the back of the skin

Of the other

Just hoping to open eyes

To the familiar face of her

Smiling back & wanting me more

And it was always my better half there

Whom I loved no doubt

But definitely

Less than her

And after the act

I was always happy

With my better half but

Then why do I miss her during the act?

I have been pondering on that

Since we were apart and will

Keep on pondering till

My heart & soul & body are apart

What is love and what is One-night stand?

Ask me and all you will get

Is silence !!

P.S.: This was a draft since more than 2 years and I do not know how twisted my mind was or it still is πŸ˜€ Hope you enjoyed the chaotic taste of love and yeah, have a great weekend! And as September is on the verge of ending, this post’s song is Meant to be by Bebe Rexha. And, remember my YouTube channel, Darshith Badiyani, please do the honors πŸ˜€

Parents being parents

When we’re kids and our parents go away to tend to their work, we cry for their undivided attention, and they feel happy that we crave for them

And when we go far from them in our youth, they happily wave us goodbye and then cry when alone

Parents being parents
And, kids being kids

Happiness one time
And, sadness the other

How times change?
We never know
They never show
That is how it is
Life goes on…

P.S.: Lately, I feel that I have not been my best self. But, I am reading good books and loving everything about life. Which book are you reading? I am reading Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. You can download the PDF. I love it. No new songs. This is a chance to share new songs too πŸ˜€

 

Learning from mental molestation..

The day comes

The night goes

It never ends

The circle of life

I need it to stop

Because there’s no

Breathing time

We live like cyborgs

I don’t think we even live

It’s like we’re wasted

For things that won’t be missed

I crave for my smile

I crave for my happiness

But it never comes

Elopped it stays

So, I turn my attention

To your smile and care

And all I am served is

Mental Molestation

I can’t take it anymore

I am all sore

Just let it pass by

Till the water is head-high

Then I will oppose

I will leave

Because I don’t believe in making people understand

If they had to, they would have

If they didn’t, they won’t ever!

Hence taking all the mental molest I can

It makes me strong

It makes me, me!

P.S.: I couldn’t have been listening to any other song in loop apart from Whatever it takes of Imagine Dragons at this time. How are you, peepal? πŸ˜€ I am reading Daring Greatly recently and it’s awesome. FYI, I am reading at the speed of the slowest snail πŸ˜›

My new old mantra!

My new old mantra is, “Travel and feel happy.”

Go to places you have not been before or never thought that you’ll ever go.

Go solo, go in small groups, know friends better, make new friends πŸ˜€

What’s your mantra? How to live life better? Plan for the weekend?