Thursday, 9 October 2014

Life as we live(my thoughts)

Some of the most exciting moments of life are yet to come for many of us. Everyday is a big surprise and we live in between the swings of real life which is never same even for a bit . Living the most satisfied life is what all of us yearn for. The fact that people are of various stature can wholly be the result of their luck, hardwork, careful planning and fate. We lead our life in the mercy of fate, but I do feel that our fate is something that results out of our action and thus in our hands.

Actions and decisions do influence our life style. Gratified life is what we dream of and that can be seen through the smiles and happiness in ones mind. People travail hard and sweat while undertaking any endeavor. In this way, we can’t just consider the comfy life of people be due to their fate, luck or accident. If we take time to know in depth about the most successful man, we may have to have enough time to listen to his failure stories and darkest period of his life which can be so intriguing, but inspiring as well.

Money is not everything is proved wrong these days. In today’s world, money has become everything. Face gleams when our bank account and wallet is loaded. If it wasn't for money or its need in daily life, people wouldn't have become that dynamic and greedy as well. Nothing comes in an easy way, the bumps in the journey of our life is something we must consider as the routine. The good outcome gives us satisfaction and happiness for the efforts that we put.

The quest for peace is taken up only by few who realizes the established facts of impermanence of life. Rest are all kept captive by the worldly matters from which quite a few make out of the snarl. In between, some gets derailed out of the path ,confused and entwined by the perplexity. People may be differentiated by their qualification, status, wealth and many more, but mustn't forget the grave we all share together. Rich are equally preponderated by mental stress, fear and anxieties.

On contrary, homeless straying in streets won’t be cared or eyed by anyone. If we take time and listen to them, we may get amazed to see him leading the most contented life. At the end, happiness is all we desire throughout and those with happy heart can be aptly called as the heroes for learning how to smile even in worst times. At the end of the day, we should learn to take in what is best for us and have affirmative mindset for the better tomorrow. Life is more than the pursuance of reputation and the good deeds that we derive from our act will be the source of happiness.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Last Night's Dream

Last night, I had a dream. Normally, my dreams will be vague and not that clear. I let it go as people say it could be due to the unfulfilled desire embedded deep within our subconscious mind. It was a distinctive one and I could wholly retrieve it in the morning. It sure had a clarity in it and surprised me as it is the first of a kind happening with me. That excited me to jot it down and keep it in my dairy which I can reread later. 

Two people were brawling and their heated up argument disordered my sound sleep. They were pointing fingers to each other and were desperately trying to find a fault in other. What might have run down my mind to dream of something that wasn’t at all relevant to my days activities. At times, we dream exactly about the incident that occurred during day time. This was utterly a useless dream which kept me in half sleep. 

Among the two, one face was familiar to me. The two were trying to prove each other wrong and I struggled in my sleep to keep them cool. The situation compelled me to involve, but with an intention to resolve it peacefully. I boldly intervened and politely took my time to listen to their say. I haven’t seen anyone not capable of sin in my life, so I explained them about the imperfectness. 

As I listened to them, I came to know that they share the same apartment in Thimphu as the rent is achingly high. It so happened that the man whom I found the face familiar mopped the floor using a shirt which happened to be the shirt of his house mate. The other person was frustrated with what his house mate has done. The incident has made him go red and has approached him to come up with a reason for doing so. 

He was furious to find his shirt used as a mop. It may be of inferior quality, but using as a mop is totally an insane act unless the culprit is blind and brainless was his emphatic talk infront of me. He agreed to have approached to the guy with violent anger which triggered and infuriated the moper. Moper totally disagreed and complained about the ego the other person is carrying. 

The shirt owner readily agreed to accusation and harshly asked the moper to wash his shirt. I was in between them, acting vigilant and concerned. My presence there was worth of it as I could atleast stop them brawling like in the beginning. I expected the moper to wash it and return to the owner, but it was utterly surprising to hear a big No from him. He stressed the ego word again to which other person had more to say if he things he is ego free guy. 

The deeply agitated person says that if it was not the ego of moper, he wouldn’t have experienced a night in the detention center which he won’t forget throughout his life. Seems like they both experienced a night in the police station after the moper had a dispute with their neighbor. The other one was taken as a witness, but had to halt a night in a pathetic and malodorous room in the station. He was the one to use the shirt and come with vehement denial of washing the shirt. Someone who does the wrong and commits mistakes infront of others, but never accepts his wrong doings.  

That was very much confusing as a mediator. I was relieved that my friend woke me up at the right time by banging my door as it was already lunchtime. I am still confused whether to say the moper or the other as the egoistic person. I still lack the sound judgement. The fact that shirt owner accepted himself as the most egoistic person could be his purposeful way of ending their dispute which I believe is a fair decision. Just wondering what could have been their reaction if the whole story was in other way. 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Day's Chronicle.

12th august
 My cellphone beeped and alarmed to disturb my pleasant morning sleep. I just hated the distraction and the whole idea of waking up early,  but was left with no option than to wake up and  freshen up myself. I had a mind to pull the blanket over and sleep some more time, but had to reluctantly avert. It was 6am and I was awake  early right at the dawn break when others elsewhere were still in their dreams. Everyday, as soon as I am out of the bed, it takes me another 10-15 minutes to get rid of my remaining sleep. I see myself in the balcony of my apartment staring into the unceasing plains. That was during the regular weekdays, when college timing was at 9am. For sure, I was early today by two and half hours.  

Surprised, people around my vicinity were already at work and this made me realize how lazy I was to say that it was too early. Of all, I liked the pleasant morning breeze which kinda gave me a nostalgic vibe of my stays at home. A vegetable vendor was right infornt of my door with fresh vegetables and daily newspapers was already kept near the door. As I opened the door, I could see the man going to the other apartements with bunch of newspaper on the back of his bi-cycle. Most of the farmers were already into the fields, some ploughing and others spraying pesticides in the field. Perhaps, they might have started so early so as to wrap it up as early as possible and  stay away from the sizzling spell of midday heat.

I recently shifted to the outskirts of main Vijayawada city as the place is just a walking distance from my college. Life here, is totally different from ours. I see, people more busier than us. They  have the mind to work even for a single penny whereas we bhutanese never care and value a coin. I now feel the pinch when I have to walk 50m from my apartment to buy water cans for drinking purpose. The ordinary tape water doesn't seem potable with weird taste. I have seen people active until mid-night, but never thought they will be the same early morning too. Irrespective of timing, we are sure to get anything if we go out to a restuarant or a roadside dhaba. 100 bucks can fully serve and make 5-6 people happy. 

Touring whole India is not a problem anymore for me which I did in many occasions with my collge mates. We take risk by going without any tickets in the general class. The best part of it is we take risk and that's the greatest enjoyment.  Restuarants are plenty along the highway 24*7 with steaming indian foods ready to be served. Ofcourse, surrounding looks little messy with litters all around. They may be deligent to keep it clean, but it is something unquestionable considering the population. The altitude near my place reads 23m above sea level which makes the atmosphere very humid and suffocating. However, with my acceptance to the place , I take it as the place worth living as I am pursuing my studies for my own sake. 

It isn't uncommon to see people defecating in the open air  along side the road. At times, the scene is just too yucky to see people all over replying nature's call and I am with no words to manifest it descriptively. If we are to firmly believe our mythology, everyday will be a bad day as such scenes are common and bound to be seen if you are out of the room. I don't mean to be contemptuous by saying all this since it is thier way of life. One can either turn away by not deviating into sideways from your path or get to see the worst scene of the day right in the morning. I don't consider it as a badluck or anything, but the scene nearly puked me several times.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Divine Heaven(Village or City)

The inner instinct makes us optimistic, but being realistic helps us to understand more about life. City life, usually considered as a social life is often misconstrued as the real life. In real, it has no depth in it to be rated as real life. The best part of village is that folks are all related to one another in many ways and enjoys a life worth to be called as the supernal life. Anything like mishaps, everybody will be well informed and help comes in within no time.

It is utterly unjustifiable to point out the less than normal progess in nooks and corners of our country as the main reason for the total migration of people into urban areas. Rural life, where people usually spent their entire life in the field is what I like the most. Ofcourse it is tedious, but we lead a life free of tension. At the end of the day, people draws out the satisfaction of the day. The quest and burning desire for a better life by leaving the grins and beautiful place deserted is the greatest mistake people usually do in the mordern world. 

Back in villages, everyone's place is just like your home. Being nurtured in a small village of Tashigang, I am confident enough to say it so. You have to fear about nothing and there is no risk in going out late. People in cities are more into mental pressure because of the challenging and expensive living standards. Not all are destined  to lead a city life and those who mistakes cities as their home are the ones who lead a pathetic life. There will be no cases of robbery, gang fights, vandalism, drug abuse etc if they were little wise enough to take a prudent decision. 

How is city life better than rural life? Everytime we go out late night, we fear of notorious people in every corners of the cities and some are already the victims of their thwarted urban life. The peaceful night, which is everybody's night and needs to be respected is never taken care by the late night nuisance. As for the rural life, I find it peaceful with no disturbances or noise pollutions. Ofcourse, to live the reality of it isn't an easy task with tedious labour year round. Whatsoever, happiness kicks in when we accomplish our work which gives a sense of great jubilation. To take the outcome of hard physical labour and the jubilation both in one stride is the real taste of rural life. 

I cannot be bias and prevent the objective considerations and brighter part of life in the cities. The changing time unfolds the economy as a whole and people do prefer living in the cities. Migration has led to various consequences such as labour shortage in rural areas and soaring up the unemployment rate in urban areas. City life, assumed to be a comfortable life has showered a harsh reality to many migrants which they find it hard to endure and survive. There is no steady state of growth or stature maintined with some sections of people swimwing in wealth while others are drowned in poverty which is the woeful plight seen in reality. 

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Random Post

Boys never say No to anything. Is this true in reality? I'm little bit flummoxed as to how I should express myself. For all these year, I have been affirmative and bit stringent in replying and dealing with the situation. At times, I say Yes! deliberately, knowing the truth behind the whole story. While with my friends and acquaintances, I might have been rowdier than any other guy. There are classes of guys whom people especially girls needs to know in depth. 

Some guys are so harsh with their mates, but surprisingly , they tend to be the most modest and decent gentleman infront of girls. Some go wiser with age, but I have come across lots of people who are considerably increasing the infidelity rate nowadays. No point to blame them, God gifted everyone with the super power to live and work on their own. It is shame on their part to  fool someone of their race. 

People get hurt and so do I. In fact, the sentimentality within me makes me to go to the furthest point where my emotion goes out of my control. Tears roll out of my eyes which describes mixed feelings of my life. At times, the dejected heart forces me to fuddle up whole night with consequent fever and hangover. The worst of all, we get severely injured just because we are too much into negative traits. Life is not fair, but I must say life is same for everyone, we get the same hangover even if we drink out of enjoyment. 

Friends are so adamant in their objection to say yes with us, but they are ever ready to change their mind for girls. In many ways, girls are like pearls. Some people misuse it with wrong intent. It is heartbreaking to read  girls being physically molested by taking advantage of their innocence and this hunts me for days. When I say, Men will be Men, there are good ways of proving the true potential within us.Good intentions are not enough in the real world. All we have to do is be practical and adhere to the basic norms of life.

The descent of humanity has created a fear among  people. Trust has faded within the people and they are severely questioned by the injustice and the ragging human mind. Human minds are susceptible to criticism , persuasion and more to temptations. Some are disadvantageously sidelined considering their inferiority. The distance from head to toe may vary literally in real. The earth would have been a better place if the state of extreme confusion and disorder was not at all in the people's mind. 

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Kid, He is just a kid.

At this point of my life, I wish I could remember the detailed incidents right from being a toddler. As an adult, I go speechless to see my young nephews  and nieces always right in their own way. Spending time with the young ones has undeniably become  my favorite pass time. Kids are so fun to mingle with. Their action and deeds are worth enough to keep you engaged. Their presence in the room is more than having folks around at the time when one need them so desperately. 

There is no doubt of being unsure of what they are and how they feel of themselves. Kids are smarter than us and their unexpected acts greatly surprising and astonishing. Each passing day is a new experience to them where they tend to grab and explore every little things that they come across. The hue and cry of kids at home abuzz the whole room which is provoking, but we realize the liveliness of having children at home only in their absence. 

Baby sitting is an arduous task especially for boys and the work gets more tougher if the little ones are too naughty and hyperactive. During my summer vacation, I had a good time with my little nephew who recently celebrated his second birthday. He never bothered who is there to look after him if he is served well and on time. The most positive and appreciative qualities of all is that he is very well disciplined for toilet. At times, he looked tired and bored. Locked in the room  up for the whole day, I once took him for a walk idly. I could never think of taking him again as he used to come to my bed at odd hours and ask me for a late night walk.

I observed him little hesitant in the beginning to be with me, but with time he proved very aggressive. Kids always think that they are impeccable and wants the things as they wished which is sometimes very much irritating. During the first few days, he was fine watching the local Etho Meto channel and Bhutanese songs. I don't know what sidetracked his mind. He switched to a famous Chota Bheem Series. For him, it is like the series will be aired 24*7, letting me to put on the TV as an when he wished.

I tried explaining him that his favourite Bheem series will be on TV at its scheduled timing and he always turned a deaf ear. In return,  uttering a sudden loud cry on top of his voice saying "Aku Bheem Tensh". I had to download the whole series of Chota Bheem and let him watch whole day. That eased my work, he never moved an inch when  his favorite cartoon series is on. Over a few weeks time, we became so close and at several points, he used to come to me, hug and get back to his place. He is so fond of the series but I expect him doing different things during my next visit.  

Monday, 7 April 2014

Broad Day Robbery

Thieves nowadays are getting bolder and more confident. They have become invulnerable to fear and heightened their audacity to sneak into the apartments even during day time. People remind me to be careful while being away from home. As a sojourner in their soil, they esteem us as a filthy millionaire and try in every possible ways to loot our pocket money which is just enough for our living. Do we need to do the same when they come to our place? Absolutely not, we're taught to be humble and hospitable to our guest. 

Those who stays in India might have known the real character of the locals. They think lame, act weird and above all they are selfish and cunning. They never keep their words leaving us in an unease condition. Of all they taught us not to trust them for whatever reason it may be. My apartment is housing people from different countries who are enrolled in different nearby colleges. Management tries to come up with their own set of rules and regulations for foreigners to which we never abide by. Rules has to be uniform for everyone, and the separate rule for outsiders  are just too harsh for us to take in.

Laborers on other hand eye to get into our room during broad day light when we are away for college. We didn't know their intentions until we lost our valuable belongings. The same person has sneaked into our room for couple of times and we came to know about it after days. One of my room mates' Micromax phone went missing for three to four days. There was nothing like force entry from the door or window , so who would think about the burglars when his phone wasn't there in his room. I tried to ring his number which said switched off and we're calm  as we thought it was misplaced somewhere in our room only. 

Days passed by without seeing his mobile and we were so confident that it will be somewhere in our room. Unaware of the robbery being seriously eagle eyed on foreigners, we used to leave early for college and return late in the evening. Days later, one of the lockers in my friend's room was break opened and his mobile was missing too. The other friend who misplaced his mobile few days back rushed to his room and got his hand to his wallet only to see it empty. I too kept few hundreds under my text books which wasn't there.

That just solved the mystery of the missing Micromax phone. We then realized that the phone was stolen, not misplaced and stayed starring at each other. Out of four mobile phones in our room, the bloody burglar took two smart phones, leaving my simple Nokia and friend's Samsung phone. He proved to be the dumbest thief leaving $200 from friends purse and taking Indian notes. Our laptops were spared as labourers are being thoroughly checked while going out of the gate by the security guards. As expected, management was so silent though we informed about the incident right away. Later, I saw the security personnel scanning people going out from the gate which was too late as the thief might have gone out of the compound way before.

The same day, they also managed to get into one of our friend's apartment and took a cheque of Rs.20000 which she got from the indian embassy. Actually, she promised us that she would throw a hefty party to all our friends and we were all excited over her plan. That remained as a plan as housebreaker snatched away her cheque. The day wasn't ours as we Bhutanese lost mobiles and cash worth 40,000/-.  We felt the pain and got gravely disturbed but consoled ourselves by saying that it is another way of effacing our ill luck and unforeseen troubles.