Monday, 2 May 2016

Life Through A Bamboo Plant's Eyes...

I was born once again on that day. It was a day of a new life for me. My happiness knew no bound when, finally a lovely lady adopted me, from that dull boring gift shop. I was a little Bamboo Plant then and was happy anticipating my life full of care and love from this lady. On reaching my new home, to my surprise, she handed me over to a man and said, "Hey Sweetheart, since you love plants, I have brought this gift for you". He took me in his hands and began examining me closely, touching the tender leaves of mine with his bare hands. I hesitated. I was scared that he might hurt the delicate stems of mine with his harsh manly hands. He placed me in a plastic container with some water in it and kept me on a window pane. 

With open arms, I began enjoying the fresh air that gave me a feeling of independence. The mild sunlight kept me warm and cozy. This was everything I had wished for, while I was at that lifeless gift shop. My life changed in just one day and that too in a beautiful way. He kept visiting me every alternate day and served me new fresh water. Now, I was no more scared of him. He also sprayed some water on me, that gave me the tickling sensation and I felt so much loved. His care and attention made me feel on the top of the world and I grew like never before. The new leaves begun sprouting out of me. I was on the cloud nine.

In between all these good things, there was something crawling continuously behind my mind. The lady who had brought me to this home, not even once looked at me, after that first day. I saw her often here and there, but forget about touching me, she dint even gave a mere glance at me. Every time she passed by the window, I would eagerly look forward to her little attention. But, that day never came. My heart ached. I longed for her to touch me at least once that would make me feel complete. After all, there were only two people in my entire world.

I had overheard them discussing about me once. 
He had said, "Have you looked at our Bamboo plant? It's growing up."
She replied disinterestedly, "Oh! Is it?"
"Why don't you ever water it?," He questioned. 
She said, "Everything in this home, which is green in color belongs to you honey". Breaking my heart into hundred pieces, she had revealed on that day, that she doesn't like plants.

Days passed into weeks and weeks into months. Everything was normal in my life until that fateful day. He was going out of town for a few days. Before going he had filled my bowl with lots of water. It was unusual. I was never been filled with so much of water before. While leaving, he casually informed her to water me. I don't know if her mind had registered what he had said. First two days passed and I was already missing him. I had thought at least his absence would bring her a bit closer to me. But, I was wrong. I remained as an unwanted lifeless thing in her life.

Four days passed and the summer heat ruthlessly began depleting the water from my bowl. I was worried. After a few more days there was no water left. Not even a drop. I was thirsty. The hot sun made it even more miserable. I wanted to scream and call her out for help. I was dying. She remained ignorant of my plight. Not that it was her mistake. It was just that I never came into her mind. Two more days passed and my green leaves began to dry. Few of them turned into brown and I became weaker. I thought I would spend my last days recalling the good times of my life. I closed my eyes and smiled reliving the days, from the first day when I was brought to this home and ever since showered with so much love from him. I missed him. 

Due to the lack of water content in me, I had become very weak and weightless. The breeze was shaking me and I couldn't hold myself for long. I fell down from the window pane on the floor, with the thud noise, along with the plastic container that was holding me. Listening to the noise, she came running and saw me fallen on the floor. She picked me up in a panic state and for the first time ever I saw the compassion in her eyes for me. She placed me back on the window pane and ran inside only to return back with a mug of water. She not only served me the water that day but she also spoke to me. She touched me with her soft hands and said, "I am so sorry dear". She sprayed me with lots of water and I drank till my hearts content. 

From that day onwards, something changed. I cannot remember a single day since then, when she did not come and checked me out. She began loving me. It did take a few days for me to recover, but it was all worth it. The happy news is that, I heard that even He will be back to home tomorrow. The more new green leaves have started emerging out of me. To my surprise now there is another little Bamboo plant sitting next to me. I have got a new companion. But, no doubt, they love me more. I have got a complete family now.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

A Fall...


I fell for you, being sure that you will catch me.
But, you were so busy looking somewhere else;
I fell so hard that I broke into thousand pieces.  





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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Characters #1 : Riya

Riya is not the one who loves the smell of the first rain.
She doesn't love the little kids as well. Instead she finds them irritating.
She hates shopping and feels lost whenever she has to make a choice of something.
She is not attracted to nature. Nor travelling excites her much.

But, she loves the smell at the petrol pump.
She likes the smell of the paint.
She loves traffic and likes the noise the traffic made.
But yet, she has a road fear. She can not drive or mere cross the road on her own.
Her friends are always the most difficult people with whom nobody can adjust.
To her friends, she gave her everything to make them happy.
But, it did not take her a moment to break the friendship of years.

Yes, Riya's character seems to be weird. But, she exists.
Despite of this weird character of hers, she grabs the highest attention and love from everyone she meets. People of any age group become fond of her once they get to know her.

Have you ever met someone like this?

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Asus... Redefine Smart Phone... Redefine Life...

In todays world where we can get thousands of smart phones, it is really difficult to choose one among many. Every smart phone company promises a new feature which will make it different from others. When I first heard about Asus, I thought even this phone is not going to be different than others. One fine day, my colleague bought a new Asus Zenphone and that was the first time I got a chance to explore the features of this phone. It was a Red in color, which made me fall in love with it, instantly at the first sight. I remember 

Not only looks, but when I took the phone in my hands and explored the features I realized this phone isn't the same as any other phone. Let me explain what made me think so.

1) The first thing anybody will notice in a phone is its look and Asus Zenfone have got it in it. The stylish design and amazing color options makes the phone look more adorable. For me looks of the phone are equally important as much as features. After all it is the looks which grabs anybodies attention at the first sight. 

2) Secondly, the most surprising factor about Asus is its 4 GB RAM. I had never used a phone more then 2GB RAM and it was truly amazing for me to be able to see a phone with 4 GB RAM. So, No more phone hanging when multiple apps were used.

3) Just to increase my excitement, my friend told me one more thing about the phone. The Asus Zenfone 2, gets charged more than 60% in less than 40  minutes and also the battery lasts for a longer time. In my hectic schedule, I do not get much time to keep my phone for charging. This feature can help me to charge my phone quickly within no time.

4) When I checked out the photos, I found out the clarity of the pictures to be something outstanding. What more amazed me were the pictures taken during night. Then my friend explained me about Asus Zenfone industry-leading Low light mode which helps to capture up to 400% brighter photos at night. It can also capture the low light scenes, without needing the flash.

5) Apart from these above features, the phone is built with the latest processor, which gives amazing gaming experience and also to do multiple task at the same time.

After knowing all these amazing features of the phone, it was not possible for me to continue using my old smart phone any more. So, I made my mind to buy a brand new Asus phone.

Asus Zenfone 2 has not only redefined the smart phones, but it has also redefined the life.




Saturday, 14 March 2015

Some People Really Make A Difference...

I still remember that phase in my life, when everything had literally come to a halt. The only thing that was constant was my loneliness. My morning would start with an alarm clock screaming at the top volume, which would be followed by a dull day at the office. The evening would be spent again at home watching the daily soaps. This had become a routine for me. And the worst part was I was not even trying to change my life. It was as if my life had come to a pause and I was still looking at it doing nothing to help myself.

My only friend Riya, knew my condition. It was only she who kept calling me to her home, to visit once and spend some time with her. But, there I was making reasons. Even though it took me just half an hour to reach her house, I had not seen her for more than half a year now. I was not at all ready to come out my cocoon. She kept noticing, how much I had changed in past 2 years. Once a bubbly girl was lost in her own loneliness. She used to complain, that there is a lack of motivation in my life. And once I find it, I would be back to my normal self. I ignored her.

On one Saturday, as usual, I woke up late. It was almost the lunch time when I woke up. I quickly had my shower and went to the nearby supermarket to buy some groceries. And there, my eyes fell on Sanjay. In one flash moment, all the memories were refreshed. My college days were all playing in front of my eyes, as if I was watching a movie.

Sanjay was my senior. He was the life of the college. Wherever he went he spread a wave of positivity. His positivity was the reason for many peoples successes. Even I was the one among many. My bubbly nature in college was all because of him. He was not only my friend, but also was a mentor.

I walked towards him with a surprised expression. As his eyes fell on me, he was even more surprised. We hugged each other and quickly went to the corner of the stores to avoid people dashing us. There I told him about Riya that even she was in the same city. He was even more excited and made the plans to meet her in the evening.

His enthusiasm and cheerfulness gave me no reason to avoid it this time. I spontaneously agreed and asked him to meet me at the same place in the evening. I called Riya and told her that I am coming to her place. Riya was completely excited as well. That evening we 3 spent time together. Every moment of the college was refreshed and relived. It was a complete rejuvenating experience for me where I was shedding all the inhibitions that I had carried from last two years. This was a most needed break for me.

No doubt, spending time together with your loved once truly makes that difference.



This post is written for #together






Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Changes In Life...

The only thing that is constant is anyone's life is change. The best way to check out how much your life has changed is to login to your social networking site. Just a few years back my feed would be flooded with the girls posting their party pictures. And, today the same girls are busy posting either their marriage pics or flaunting the pictures of their babies proudly. 

Today when I look behind, I can see how much my life has been changed. All this change is just because of my one single decision. The decision which not only changed my life, but also made me an independent woman, who is now more confident to take the risk of making bigger decisions in life. 

That life changing decision was to move to the biggest metropolitan city of India, Mumbai. I still remember that day when I had told my parents that I am shifting to Mumbai. Initially they had not believed me. But, later when they learnt that I was very serious about my decision they were scared. Scared because they knew, that it's not so easy for a girl who was born and brought up in a small town, to manage everything alone in a fast paced city like Mumbai. 

But, I had made my mind. I wanted to be independent and live my life on my own terms. I applied for the jobs and shifted to Mumbai at friends paying guest.

No, it was never easy. After facing a lot of rejections in interviews, I had lost hope. But, at that moment I knew, that this was my own decision and so I had no right to back off. I kept trying and trying. And finally one day I got selected. Now I was working in a city and was living on my own terms.

There were times when certain situations came, where I felt very helpless. I felt like leaving everything and going back to my town. But, since this decision was completely mine, I had a thought to face any difficulties myself. And my this attitude kept me going.

Initially, it was difficult even to make friends. As people wouldn't accept me the way I was. Our thinking naturally differed and so it was hard for either of us to understand each other. But, as the time passed,  I slowly made friends. I started hanging out with them and explored a whole new life.

My hard work and loyalty towards work paid off. I got success very soon and I bought a first house in Mumbai. My one decision has made my parents very proud. Today they are happy and trust me and my decisions even more.
Now I can proudly say I am a woman of today who is capable of taking right decisions and survive it without anybodies help.

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This post is written for #StartANewLife

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

A Dream Home...

After flying all day long, the bird makes sure to get back to its nest. So are we human beings. Our house always has a special place in our heart. No matter where we stay; the mere imagination of our house is enough to make us miss it. There are so many infinite memories associated with our house, which we carry with us throughout our life.

I had always considered buying a house as a big achievement in one's life. Staying in a rented house would never give the same feeling as staying in one's own house. I remember every single moment of that day, when I had purchased my first house. Though my first home was just a 1 BHK, it was no less than a Villa to me. I remember how I had got the goosebumps the moment I entered it, for the very first time. My excitement was at the peak and I had absolutely no intentions to hide it. All the rooms that I entered, gave me a sense of satisfaction. I had made all the mental notes of each and everything at that moment itself. Which thing would be placed in which corner, what interior decorations that I would make, which wall would be painted in which color, including the color of the curtains, were all decided in that one brief moment. A moment, an unforgettable one! 

That was the moment when I knew what this place meant to me. Every penny that I had saved in these many years, were all spent to buy a house. It was as if I was completed on that day. The dream that I had possessed since such a long time, had finally come true. My past, present and the future all had whirled up in one moment and I had suddenly felt how lucky I was. The house had painted my future beautifully in front of my eyes. I had imagined, having an evening tea, every evening sitting in the balcony, while watching the beautiful view. My imagination had also made me think about my little kids going to school and my greeting them goodbye from the balcony. 

From that day onwards, my attitude towards life had changed completely. Even at work I was more efficient and productive than earlier. This was because of  the peace and positivity that I felt from inside, after beginning my new life in my new house. The satisfaction I got from the house could not be compared with anything. All the minute requirements in the house was taken special care of me. House decoration ideas, which never came in my mind, when I use to stay in a rented house, came and were applied. 

Today, I know, that one moment of buying an own house is responsible to change my present and the future. 



This post is written for #lookup by Housing.com