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 😀

 

The difference in Pizza toppings

Yo! How are you?

You like pizza? You love pizza? Pizza is love ❤️

So ever notice that the base/size of the pizza is the same and based on the different toppings, the price of the pizza varies. This is not something new. It’s an old theory.

Just like the vessel and the contents in it. Usually, we fall for the vessel but the content is important. Based on the best toppings, the price is more. Similarly, based on the pure and positive content of our thoughts, satisfaction in life is more.

So, what you waiting for? Go and hog your favorite pizza but remember to add good, positive, creative, classy content in your thoughts too.

Bbye for now! Enjoy the fooking weekend 😎

P.S.: This post’s song is Connection by One Republic and what are your plans for the weekend? New videos coming soon in the YouTube channel so do check it out @ Darshith Badiyani. Pic credits to taste.com.au

Relax!

Relax!

That is not that important!

Nothing is so urgent

So, please, relax

Rejoice

Smile

Laugh

Everything can wait

All work can wait

Nothing has to be finished today

By keeping our health and peace at stake

No, it’s not, ever!

Feel good that we’re okay

And, breathe

Feel our hands

Our fingers

Close our eyes

Stretch our body

Be focused on ourselves

Re-energize

Be good to ourselves

Then only good things will happen to us

And also around us

And, on top of that,

It’s almost the weekend

So, let go of being busy always

Take time out to breathe

For ourselves

For those whom we love

Who matters to us

And, have a good weekend!

P.S.: I have been listening in loop to a new song, Scars to your beautiful by Alessia Cara. I am trying to stick to 1 blog/week. It’s not that difficult, but, I have to pretend that I am busy 😀 I am planning a trip this month, hope that it pans out. Happy June! How are my fellow bloggers? I am also watching THE OFFICE series. It’s brilliant! Love all the characters 😛

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 😀

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

Woah! What a weekend!

Once in a while, we should have time for ourselves or in my sister’s words, “pamper yourself.” I did exactly the same by going to Cubbon park alone and read 100+ pages of “The Count of Monte Cristo”. I stress on 100+ pages because I was able to do that after so many months and years. It’s an achievement for me. I also watched the long awaited movie Dead poets society and it was so good. CARPE DIEM is something which I will also have to ingrain in my character. Such a touching movie and on top of that I also watched

I also watched the long awaited movie “Dead poets society” and it was so good. CARPE DIEM is something which I will also have to ingrain in my character. Such a touching movie and on top of that I also watched “Kaabil” with my roommates. It definitely was a great weekend. But hey! Saturday is today and all those things were done by me on Thursday and Friday. You ask didn’t I have

But hey! Today is Saturday and all those things were done by me on Thursday and Friday. You ask didn’t I have office? I had but I took leave, just like that, as ‘me-time’ because it is what life is all about.

You know what my resolution of 2015 was? It was to spend 1 sleepless night per month and I successfully achieved it. But with passage of time, we change, we evolve. Similarly, now I am trying to sleep early and wake up early and sleep proper. I am on track for that but this weekend, I slept late and woke early and I was happy because of the old times sake. I was also able to be the old Darshith I used to be.

 

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I am loving my ‘me-time’ and now I am looking forward to making more videos and read more books and watch more movies. Hope you’re also having a perfect weekend! What’s the definition of a perfect weekend for you? Let me know so that I can also do some of the exciting stuff just like you.

P.S.: Check out my latest video and feel free to share your views. I am in love with Ed Sheeran’s songs Castle on the Hill & Shape of you! ❤

 

 

 

Reins.

Aggression. Wildness. Control. Reins.

It’s all related to one another. We all want to have control over our lives, over the things that makes us happy, over our relationships, over how others make us feel. We want the reins of peace in our own hands. Always.

Most of our lives we wander in search of the reins but seldom find. We invest(read: waste) time for those reins. We give our sweat but fail. We may not accept but we are not always in control of our lives.

Why? Because there are many other factors that affect our lives. There’s job. There’re other independent thinking individuals. There’s ambition. There’s desire to reach those ambitions. As we can’t control those, not even for a single day, we think we can never control our lives.

There’s a difference, though. I will feel my life is not in my control when I am doing things I care less about. Why? Because at the moment, I am not interested in it. I say so because if I was interested, it would have been in my control. As I have no interest, I don’t understand it, it eludes me. It confuses me. It makes me feel inferior. It makes me feel recessive.

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I want the control back. I want to hold the reins. But how? By developing interest, by showing eagerness, by trying to understand, I can gain control slowly. This is not rocket science. This is a simple art of understanding.

We don’t have to make things difficult. We have to find the easiest of solutions. It’s there either inside or outside of us. We just have to tune to it & a smile will find its way back home on your lips.

I crave for my smiles. But then my smiles are dependent on yours. So, being selfish, I have to make you smile, to smile myself.

P.S.: Today’s song pick is My song knows what you did in the dark of Fallout boy 🙂 Three cheers for holding our life’s reins. Happy weekend!

Kill the cliches

“Main tumhare bacche ki maa ban ne wali hu”

“Jee le apni zindagi simran”

“Ye dono hath mujhe de de thakur”

“Pyar kiya to darna kya”

To all the Bollywood watching people out there, what’s the similarity between the above dialogues?
Yes, you guessed it right. Those all are the cliches of Bollywood movies. It’s been years & decades since these are followed blindly and people still like its usage.

As per me, these dialogues have lived its life expectancy and its saturation is crossed since long.

In my life, I am a victim to certain cliches too. When I get angry/irritated, I avoid talking to the person who ignited that feeling or rather I stop talking to everybody. My family members know when I am in that mood.

I have a friend who in almost all situations says, “It is like” and stays mum. Nothing more. Not a single word. And I think, brother LIKE WHAT? 😀 Where’s the comparison.

Similarly, in this world too there are some cliches called “Natural calamities”. These cliches seldom show their faces to us but when they do, it is not in our power to stop it. But the reason it happens might be indirectly due to us, our ill works. When the balance of the environment is disturbed, Natural cliches(read calamities) strikes and restores the balance. No doubt there is a loss of blood & materials but restoring of balance is necessary for the greater good.

From this, we know that we all got cliches and we all can be better if we discard them from our lives. I can be better if I don’t avoid people when angry/irritated. My friend can definitely stop using “IT IS LIKE”. And, Earth can show some mercy and find an alternate way to regain the balance. This alternate way needs to be initiated by us. There is no other way. We have to spread awareness. We have to work towards it. Once we achieve it to make lives of humans a lot more easy. And by doing this, we will kill the natural cliches before the cliches kill us.

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This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

P.S.: Sunday is almost behind us & the next week will knock at our doorstep sooner than we can anticipate. Today’s song pick is We will rock you of Queen ❤

Quote challenge + Liebster award

It has been almost 3 months that I haven’t done any awards post. I have kept a list though of all the awards that I have been nominated and that I know of. Will be doing all those award posts one by one 😀

So, hold on to your seat belts and use your push-back chairs 😛

I was nominated for Liebster award and Quote challenge by Jennifer. I have already done 2 days of Quote challenge. You can check them here @ Day 1 & Day 2.

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Jennifer is a great friend and a great mentor when it comes to taking right decisions and need inspiration. Do check her site.

To all the pother nominators, please don’t feel bad, I will write about your nominations too. Just give me some time 🙂

Jenny’s questionnaire – 

— Imagine it’s your 80th birthday and all your friends and family are present for your celebration. There will be a tribute being made in your honor, what would you like to hear people say about you?
>> 80th b’day seems to be so soooo away 😀 But if I am alive then and that too with my friends and family then I would be lucky enough to have all of them around me. I won’t be in need of any words because their presence would be enough to my make my day special 😉 I just hope my teeth will be intact to at least thank all using words or else I will have to take help of my limbs and gestures to do that 😀
— If your house was on fire and you had only minutes to get out, what 3 things would you grab first and why?
>> Phone and yeah that’s it  😛

— If you could choose to be one animal in the animal kingdom, which one would it be and why?
>> Squirrel.. Because they are cute 😛 But on giving serious thought I would like to a horse because I love their mane 😉
— Imagine you just had the most perfect day of your life. Looking back on your day, what happened?
>> Read some really great lines in a book or had a wonderful time with friends. All days are perfect because we don’t need all the 24 hours to be great. Just some moments which makes us feel alive and viola, PERFECTION 😀 Then same would also go for miserable days 😛
— What is your favorite ice cream? (this one’s easy )
>> Any chocolate flavored ice cream.. Magnums.. Love ice creams 😛

Done with 1 award.. Many more to go 😀

Nominations –

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Sherrie

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Questionnaire – 

— If you could go to the future, where would it be? And why?

— What is your western zodiac sign?

— What was the turning point of your life?

— What is the most important thing to you?

— If you could choose to be one animal in the animal kingdom, which one would it be and why?

The last one was the most difficult for me 😀

Final day of Quote challenge –

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I have a Quotes for life page. If you want, you can check them here.

P.S.: Goodnight & Happy weekend. And of course, how can a post be complete without any songs. So, todays’s pick is Alphabet Aerobics of Blackalicious 😀 Awespme rap!

Contradicting thoughts

Sometimes
No, many times
I face a dilemma
That how can
I sway sides
And still not
Curse myself
For the instability
There are days
When I consider
Myself good
And a sane guy
And then the switch
Is pressed
The tables are turned
The tides rise high above
The horizon seems to move more farther
Stability just becomes a hollow word
Hell lose free
I become a devil
Devil for me
Devil for most
And I start thinking all bad
And somehow I get through it too
Just like everything else
And then the contradiction phase
Starts and I think
Why this happens?
Is it just me?
It sure isn’t just me
But it can be only me too
If it’s only me
Then I gotta find a solution to this
Or give up
But if it’s with others too
Then I gotta make sure
That I let everybody know this
And in return
Get some inputs
But most don’t care
About what’s happening with me
Because of the same reason
That I don’t care
What’s happening with them
So the no.of inputs decrease
But no matter the inputs
Come or not
Deep within I know
The present is perfect
Good or bad is an illusion
And living the present
In the best possible way
Is the best possible thing
I can do to keep
These contradicting nature at bay

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P.S.: Weekend is here but it’s 3:30 am here & no particular song is coming to me. Feel free to share any of your present favorites here 😉 Goodnight!

Sincere hatred

Its difficult always

To make ends meet

And the success

Is also not guaranteed

But still we try

So that we feel okay

For trying

But once we lose

Interest in that thing

Then the try factor

Also evaporates

And NOT-trying makes

Us feel good now

We let it go

The actions related

To the thing doesn’t

Make us feel anything anymore

Or change our

Sincere hatred

Towards it

We just want to get

Rid of it asap

Bid it farewell

In the most respectable way

We can try

That things remain good

But if things turn

Out to be bad

Then also it doesn’t

Make much of a difference

Because we have

Decided from within

That time is nigh

To move ahead now

Reality can’t give me

Anymore good things to enjoy

At the present place

So time to move on

And feel the sense of

Freedom and sense of

Starting something new again

From scratch but hopes are

High indeed

Thanks to the sincere hatred

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P.S.: Weekend is marching towards us at a gradual speed and let’s be ready to bid farewell to another week with the song Strangers in the night of Frank Sinatra 😀