Respect the difference

Music
Is love
You can argue
Or you can agree
I won’t judge
It ain’t my character
I know what it means to me
It may mean something different
To you and I would
Accept your meaning
Of music and rhythm
So don’t try to force
Your meaning onto me
And make me follow that
Different people
Different perspective
Different meanings
Even though same words
Same situation
Same feeling
And I would beg you
Don’t restrict this to music only
Respect the meanings
Of other’s words
Other’s feelings
Other’s thoughts
We express things differently
Because we feel differently
Respect the difference

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P.S.: Today’s pick is Counting stars of one republic 😉

Highlights of 2015

“It’s been a long day

Without you my friend

I will tell you all about it

When I see you again”

 

And here we’re again. A new day, a new month and a new year. No doubt, 10 days are gone but still some part of the new-year-feeling is still lingering somewhere inside us. So, from my lingering feeling to your lingering feeling, a very Happy 2016 🙂

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To understand life, we have to turn back and look at it. How we fared in the past. It’s time to think and make sure we don’t repeat the same mistakes again and don’t feel like standing at the same square one, where we were last year.

Each moment is different and my last year was unique in its own way.

I was followed by more 450+ people in WordPress in 2015. Definitely an achievement for me. In the beginning of 2015, I had thought a total of 100+ followers will be my goal. But in reality, I reached to somewhat 500+. Cloud ninety-nine feeling 😛

More the followers, more the interactions, more friends. I have made many friends from this community with various positive thoughts. We all learn from one another here.

Books have also been an important part of me as I read many books like Hope we never meet again by Srinath(a WP friend), Journey of my life by Jithin(another WP friend), Brida of Paulo Coelho, Siddhartha, Bhagvat Gita and many more. I never thought I will read Bhagavad Gita, but I am almost on the verge of finishing it and it is brilliant.

 

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The chariot in which Lord Krishna rides Arjuna to the field of Mahabharat and the teachings of Bhagavad Gita is imparted to Arjuna. This statue is outside of a hotel in Bhubaneswar.

I have started book collection also and have now 25+ books with me. Hope it will be 50 by the end of 2016 😀

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The best thing was I came close to nature. I traveled to places like Bangalore, Manali, Shimla, Amritsar and some native villages in Orissa itself. That really made me connect with nature. It has its own charm. A flower, so timid yet so beautiful that I won’t be bored looking at it for hours.

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Taken at one of the fields en route Amritsar on 1st Jan 2016

 

“Who doesn’t love music?” Old-me.

“Who loves music?” Everybody & Present-me 😀

I was not a big fan of music but since the month of September, every post I have shared here, I have shared a song with it. Many of you have also shared good music with me & that has really widened my music world. So, WordPress, Books & Music are done.

So, overall I learned to talk to people all over the world and read books and discuss stuff and traveling too 😉 All in all, 2015 was a great year and nothing much can be expected more from it.

2016 has also started with a bang. I will write about that eventually because this post is all about 2015 and let’s stick to it.

Have a great year ahead and post as much as possible because that is what counts 😛

Art is the real champion..

Love the art.

Love the stunning art.

Live the art.

Then comes the artist.

We tend to incline towards the artist rather than respect the art.

Messi. Ronaldo. Both are great but the ultimate champion is football.

The ultimate winner.

Similarly, Eminem, Beethoven, MJ all are great but no one is greater than music itself.

No one can compare & tell that J. K. Rowling tops George R. R. Martin or vice versa.

No! They are writers. The world they portrayed is different. Hence the ultimate champion is us. The readers. No anyone of the whole bunch of writers.

So, we should learn to respect the art first & then the artist & not compare.

Our each days are different. How can 2 personalities be not different and some day one leads & some other day, the tables are turned.

All are champions as long as art is done with passion.

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#HailArt

What is your take on this?

The Blind Ride

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Last night my friends(I am using friends & not colleagues) planned to go for an unplanned trip. Yesterday evening we were just talking outside office with a cup of tea in our hands & thought that some trip especially a night trip will be good to re-invent the mojo of friendship. Going to any place in the morning is not possible with Mr. Sun spitting fiery rays 😀 and the traffic also 😉

So, it was decided that yesterday night itself, we will leave to a near by Marine Drive and return back today morning and the total journey would be near about 180 km.

We were total 8 friends in 4 bikes, ready to embark a journey which we didn’t even comprehend in our minds that it was gonna be one of the most memorable & perfect trip for us.

Selfie before the beginning of the trip

It started normally with dinner at a hotel. At beginning, all bikes were scattered some going far ahead & some going at their economy speed. Then we stopped at a gas station and got the tank full.

From there onwards the magical night started. The road ahead was even with less or no traffic. It was not at all about destination for us, but the trip. We just wanted to have a great quality time and we did get that for sure.

We reached the Beach & oh boy WHAT A VIEW IT WAS!! Best view !! The waves striking the shore and the splashing sound. It was as if Angels are whispering their plans of our future to us. It was Heaven on Earth 🙂 Never have I felt such profound peace…

And I saw someone run past me shouting at the top of his voice with his shirt in his hand waving in the air 😀 That was a great scene indeed 😉 He was my friend & my partner for the ride of the trip. He was so excited that he literally ran towards the water and he was all pumped up. All others were also in high energy and we all started the sprint to reach the water. There was no one in the beach. Basically speaking we were the OWNERS of the beach 😛

Reached the waters, panting for air and all on our knees & laughing seeing the tired faces of one another. Then I shouldn’t mention this here, but we ran the whole length of the beach in the minimum clothes on us. I wont exxagerate.
Till this moment we thought that we have had all the fun of the night. But, nah-huh.

We went more ahead & this time without lighting the headlights of our bikes. All bikes going parallely in the middle of the night, dead silence, nothing visible also because it was all cloudy. Nothing visible. Just in every 3-5 seconds, one of the riders was switching on the headlight for a fraction of second to make sure, nothing dreadful was ahead.

The main fun was what we always saw when one of the rider switched the headlights for that fraction of seconds. We saw disco lights glare up for that duration when headlight was on it. It were the direction markers and road dividers with neon coatings giving us the feel of a disco. Wow!! The scene was excellent. It felt we are in a game, riding & could light up the environment at will. We were riding blind bitches is what we kept on shouting at the top of our voices.

The ride was blind all thanks to the clouds that kept on hiding the Moon behind it & its light from the Earth. It rained then. We got wet & kept on riding at a controlled speed. But had to eventually stop. There we talked & gossiped & listened to music. Rain kept on pouring hard & we were having the best moments of our life.

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Moon almost behind the cloud

We went ahead more 30 km to another beach & had tea there. Went to a temple & then returned back. It was all morning,  Mr. Sun warming for spitting 😀 and the Moon was still there in the sky.

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Moon still in the sky in the morning

Slept for a little time. Back to office because its Friday 😦

You must be thinking We could had gone on friday night only but some of my friends had other plans.
It was a great night. All close to the heart & cherished.
The peace, the silence, the calmness, the live-in-the-moment, the breeze, the life, the love all was there in the heart of ours.

Hope, we all get that kind of feeling once in a while.
And, if possible don’t try the Blind Ride as its dangerous also if some vehicle/animal comes all of a sudden. We ourselves faced it, but in our case it was next to nothing.

Night is nigh, wish sleep was here 😀

Cheers to Weekend & Cheers to Life, Dear Friends !!

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Let’s welcome the Spring!!

I am leading such a dull life

I realized it today

When at 7 pm I read online

That today is SPRING EQUINOX

I became so happy after a tiresome day

The words in itself brought a smile on my face

And the reason behind it is simple

I love Spring and I love Winter

So, Spring Equinox & Winter Solstice are eagerly waited

Now as the Spring has arrived

The birds will start chirping

The flowers will start blossoming

The leaves will start growing

The kids will start holidaying

The elders will start feeling the evening breeze

The farmers will start growing crops

The world will start celebrating

Wow, such a small little unimportant thing for most

Can bring brightness in my life

I am blushing with music filled in my Heart

As the Spring has arrived 🙂


P.S.: My birthdate will also come soon 😀