The Ever Last-ing

20 missed calls…yet no reply….make it 40..result the same…
what is the matter?
what could have happened?
it was just a fight!
how could she?
it doesn’t happen like that?
well…sometimes it does!
but she calls back every time.
Alright! no more talking to her ever again!
or let me see…should i give her another chance?
but why me every time?
this is truly unfair!
The phone got picked up on the 41st:
Hey what’s the matter with you? Why are you not picking my calls?”
Who’s this?“, a guy spoke from the other side.
Who are you? Where is Sanjana? Give her the phone.”
You should come to the Apollo immediately in case you know her”, and the guy disconnected.
Apollo? How come?
I hope it’s not that bad!
How stupid I was to think like that!
Alright, I will not fight with you….I promise.
Thoughts kept pouring off his mind as he drove his bike at full throttle.
Where is she, I mean Sanjana!”
Are you the guy who just called, she is in ward no. 13″, the nurse at the reception directed him to proceed in the all important direction.
There she was….Sanjana….lying unconscious….
how did that happen?
It’s an accident case. She was brought an hour back”, the doc in attendance spoke.
1 hour? Are you guys crazy? Why you didn’t inform?
Is she alright, doc?”
Lot of blood has been lost, it’s a bit critical, we will try our best”
You gotta try better. What the hell are you talking?
Time passed…an hour later
For the last and final time she opened her eyes and looked at me:
where do you keep wandering around…
 
in the dreams…or for real…
 
in both cases the world travels with you….
 
some where some day it has to be…
 
some day some where it will be…
 
and then the calm and darkness will prevail…
 
leading to the light that you always craved for!
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Resolutions: USNE-उसने

What do we do when something goes wrong?

or

We meet with an accident?

or

We don’t qualify an exam?

or

We are beaten up by a teacher?

What is the first reaction in such situations?

We try to get into an escapist role, where we start to put the blame on either the:

Situation

or

Other person

You

Have you ever given it a consideration, why it’s so difficult to take responsibility for our own actions?

Why the hesitation of not being able to accept the situation and the consequences of the same, which by the way, happens because of our own actions?

What is it that we fear?

Won’t it be better if we were to stand up for, if nothing else, our own actions?

At least that would make us less:

Insecure,

Fearsome,

And

Make us more:

Sensible,

Confident

Individuals, who are prepared to provide solutions to problems.

So, till the time one realizes that there is nothing like Hum Tum (You and Me),

Till we still have a tendency to delve into the duality of everything in existence,

Till we understand that we are no different from each other,

Why not make a fresh start,

A new year resolution,

Which makes us at least not put the blame on the other person (USNE-उसने).

The only question being, are we prepared to take up this challenge in 2020?

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India at Crossroads

The world suggests that India is all set to take on a leadership role. Our leaders take great pride in the thought process.

Yet, India seems to be located at a very interesting crossroads which will surely decide the fate of not only India but the entire world in times to come.

If we look at the way development has and is taking place all over, is primarily on the basis of a constant quest of:

Making our lives more comfortable,

Aimed at satisfying our materialistic needs,

Justified in the name of creating a positive impact on the society.

How long it can go like this is one question, I ponder upon?

How long can we keep acting ignorant of the destruction that we are bringing in the name of development?

How long can we let our youth get depressed and commit suicide in the name of wanting to be successful based on the benchmarks referred to by the society?

Well, the modern and the medieval history that we all read about India in the school books is about:

They came. They conquered. They exploited. We fought and finally got freedom. Now, we roam aimlessly waiting again to be supported or conquered by some external force or entity. 

When would we get over with a defeatist mentality?

The same Indians when we go abroad seem to strike gold more often than not.

Ever wondered why?

Is it the opportunities?

Is it the conducive environment bereft of the crab mentality which seems to pervade in the country, be it the political quarters or the regional forces?

Could be none and all inclusive.

Crossroads

What keeps us going is possibly an inherent nature, which is:

Resilient,

Confident,

Intelligent,

and

over and above,

Spiritual, which guides us in the very manner we go about leading our lives.

Be it the influence of Yoga and the very manner in which we breathe,

Be it the influence of the Gods who occupy every nook and corner of this country,

Be it the care and respect we have for our elders,

or

Be it the Karma and Dharma, concepts which we seem to fall back upon every now and then whenever in doubt,

With such basic ingredients,

Don’t you think it’s high time for us Indians to start acting as the torch bearer to the entire World?

Bereft of any rigidity,

or

Bereft of any hateful tendency,

and

Inclusive of sensitivity,

Inclusive of sensible actions,

or

Inclusive of the very ingredients which make us all human,

The only question being,

Can we become open to the very possibility and start discussing things in the open without any fear or insecurity?

Source for the image: https://www.careerattraction.com/how-to-take-advantage-of-a-career-crossroads/

ऐ ज़िन्दगी-नयी सुबह का आग़ाज़

वैसे तो हर नयी सुबह की पहली किरण एक नया एहसास ले ही आती है,

इस नए साल की सुबह कुछ हसीन ख़याल और इत्तेफ़ाक़ ज़रूर ले आयी,

आखिर पूरे डिकेड का सवाल जो था,

कभी कभी ज़िन्दगी का रुख बदलने के लिए एक लम्हा ही काफी होता है,

वजह कुछ भी हो सकती है इस परिवर्तन की,

चाहे वो नज़रों का नज़रों से टकरा जाना हो,

या

उस एक मुस्कराहट के लिए दुनिया के सफर पे निकल जाना,

चाहे उस रात का दिल बहल जाना हो,

या

उस छवि का दिल में बस जाना,

चाहे उन कापते हुए हांथों का थाम लेने की चाह हो,

या

किसी के लिए कुछ कर जाने का जज़्बा,

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हर वो लम्हा एक यादो की कड़ी पिरो ही देता है,

कभी भागते थे जिस याद से,

आज उसी को सिमटा के कहीं बैठ जाते हैं,

यही कुछ यादें ही तो है जो ज़िन्दगी को ज़िन्दगी का दर्ज़ा देती है,

कभी पूछेंगे इस ज़िन्दगी से सवाल,

ऐ ज़िन्दगी तू कहाँ थी कभी जो अभी अभी यहाँ है,

शायद डूब जाना ही तो है,

या

डूब के खुद को पा लेने का नाम-ये ज़िन्दगी

Source for the Image: https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/dear-zindagi-deleted-scenes-shah-rukh-khan-narrates-a-beautiful-story-to-alia-bhatt-which-will-leave-you-inspired-watch-video-4510458/