A Billion votes.

India, a country of 1.2 billion people with a demographic dividend of over 60% of its population. The country goes to poll, Election 2014 where we see a single political party garnering majority number of seats, since 1984. The issues raised during the campaign were governance, anti-corruption and other pragmatic issues which are significant in today’s times. The point which i would like to stress is that almost all parties, though tried wooing the voters on communal basis to an extent, concentrated mostly on the current issues faced by a common man. And these ideas were brought by the voters too. The change which we are witnessing, along with the high turnout of the country’s youth for voting is quite different from the past elections, making it very important for our future.

How is it important?

The demographic dividend can be utilized only when the government creates those opportunities for the public to utilize while the public needs to stand up to make an avail of it. This seems to be happening, because once public stands up for the grass root problems, the government will have to follow.

The Election involving a billion votes had opened a box full of opportunities not for the fact that a particular party has come to power, but for the reason that people are coming of age. They are becoming more and more vigil, when they give an opportunity to someone they do expect their returns. It would be a uphill task for the government to be sworn in to address the expectations of the people, a billion in number.

#IndiaRising.

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Ever tried. Ever Failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.

~ Short Narrative on Challenges in life.

Hanging on the bar can be quite strainful, been doing it for few weeks now. There was an old man wearing a green cap who would sit down at a seat opposite to me and will look into the routine as if there was something new he is seeing. Couldn’t understand what change did he observe as i felt i didn’t get any better, however I kept hanging and kept trying. One day the old man got up, came by and dropped a string of words in my ear. Those words are the ones which I would say are priceless.
“Getting up knowing that its not your day but still striving to make one, will surely build one someday”.                                                                   Miracles don’t happen in air, it happens on the very ground we breathe on. Perseverance is all we need.

Liebster Award Nomination.

This was totally unexpected, but that makes it more happier. Thanks a lot Aakansha for nominating me.

 http://akansha1104.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/nominated-for-the-liebster-award/

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The nomination gives an amazing boost of confidence to write further, thanks again 🙂 So we shall continue with the red carpet, i mean the process.

The rules go on in this way :

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.

2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)

3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.

5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.

7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:

8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!

 

Second Step: Facts generation.

1. Samosa does have a potential to provide an additional space in my appetite.

2. As a child i wanted to be an engineer, doctor, police, and probably everything which i saw in a movie. 

3. I still can watch Tom & Jerry for continuous span of hours.

4. I love photography, but keeping those pics for myself.

5. I have changed a record 7 schools in my lifetime. 

6. Love to spend an hour disconnected with any phone or technology in a day.

7. I am such a bad cook, that even making maggi takes an effort from me to prepare.

8. I can speak 4 languages – Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and English.

9. Music does change a person’s mood.

10. I speak to myself a lot. 

11. Philosophy of life: ” No man is wrong, only situations are”.

 

Questions Answered:

1)    What is the purpose of your blog? Or is there any?

Ans) The blog is a place where I can store my thoughts and can have a peek at them when time passes by. And the experiences could help others facing similar problems in life.

2)    Your wildest fantasy?

Ans) This one was when I was a child, I always wanted to fly. So maybe skydiving now.

3)    If you had one superpower, what would it be?

Ans) It goes with the fantasy, would love to fly.

4) Have you ever witnessed a miracle?

Ans) Miracles for me are the little happiness in life, which brings a wide smile on our faces. And indeed I did experience these miracles.

5) What is the one thing you desperately want?

Ans) To get to my destination, Civil services.

6) List 3 people you’d die for.

Ans) This is simple – my mom, dad and my brother.

7) Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Ans) Hopefully reaching the mentioned destination and probably writing a poem which I am trying insanely hard to.

8) Your most embarrassing moment?

Ans) Walking in front of a crowd, not knowing what to speak and then looking up at the sky, speaking whatever came to my mind.

9) Your most memorable trip?

Ans) A trip to Goa; memorable was not exactly because of the place but due to the people accompanying, Friends.

10) If you got the chance to personally meet me, would you want to?

Ans) Yes I would surely meet, but will make sure to carry a notepad for taking tips on how to write such amazing stories as you do.

11) What is the source of your inspiration to write?

Ans) That would be my experience in life; all those instances which I have failed in and even those which I have succeeded in. And another important source would be music.

My nominees:-

http://hiratayyab7.wordpress.com/

http://meandthreelittles.wordpress.com/

http://nairdevis.wordpress.com/

http://brinkling.wordpress.com/

http://jodysscribbles.wordpress.com/

http://taspree.wordpress.com/

http://maeriesue08.wordpress.com/

My Questions:

  1. Why do you write?
  2. Which emotion do you love to convey while writing?
  3. What’s your philosophy of life?
  4. The most memorable instance in your life.
  5. Arrange in your priority order: Romance, Money, Help, Forgiveness, and Hope.
  6. If you are given the power to be God for a day, what will you do?
  7. Name three people you would die for.
  8. What’s your biggest fear in life?
  9. If you are given a time machine, will you change anything in the past?
  10. The city you would love to settle down for your life.
  11. Happiness is? Complete the line.

Reality’s artificiality.

There are times when we aren’t happy in our present world, so we start tweaking it for making it more comfortable for us. In the process we try defining a new set of rules and a new set of goals. This in turn creates a new world, a virtual one. Here we try looking and defining the past moments in a way which would make us happy. We start creating loops within that and possibly become lost in them. In process, we lose our present.

Why does this happen?

Because we are slightly unhappy and less trying for making the reality look better. The Worlds we end up creating are part of our creativity which in reality doesn’t have limits. This state of being completely unaware of the time being lost and opportunities being missed, is hard to counter. Especially when we are going through one of our worst phases, as these states continue to occur in a never ending sequence. There is no solution as such, but only self realization which is bound to happen when we are made to open our eyes. The problem comes with the amount of time being lost which never comes back. People do soothe in that there are plenty of opportunities in life, we just need to grab them. But I would say, once an opportunity lost is gone forever. The one which comes next is a newer opportunity leading to a new destination.

So here we go, lets start breaking those bubble of artificiality as soon as possible, thereby blurring the lines of reality with it. Hence making sense of the present and destining ourselves for the future. Life is indeed what we make of it and universes are always interlinked, never isolated.

Feeling Alive.

The days when we feel are we alive? Does our life have any purpose? Does it? Why do we feel the way we are feeling at that very minute?

Then we undergo the severe introspection part, try seeing life from every point of view available. To know are we worth something. But what we do in process is start viewing us from the others’ point of view. Thereby ending up doing things what others will like us to be doing. But this is not the way we want to live, if given a chance. Living on our terms takes guts, as lapses of loneliness will also be following. There might be strings of losses and misery making us question the path we have chosen. But never we must feel conquered. The soul is unconquerable, be it any number of problems or tensions in life, we must not be afraid. Taking the pain along and standing up for oneself, keeping the belief and marching forward.

The day might end and begin again, but we sit in the kingdom of our struggle, smiling.
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
~ Invictus.

Finish Line.

There is a sense of calmness all around us, when we are just about to cross the finish line. It’s as if the world has stopped before us, and glued their eyes towards the line with a surprising silence in their face. A mood of victory is about to begin and doom of sadness is about to fade out. Those seconds are the most precious part of one’s life, they stay with us till we rest in peace.

Then comes the moment of victory, the first person to know is oneself. This was never about the result but the journey which was undertaken for the result. There lies the beauty and no one knows it better than oneself. The effort is declared a miracle. But the fact remains that it was the relentless effort which made the victory look like magic.

The final instant, before the fireworks begin – we look up, trying to find someone in midst of the cloudy sky. There is a smile which follows the search as if we have found someone in the infinity above us.

We did indeed find someone, we find ourselves along with the people who have supported us in every corner of life; they are looking upon us and smiling. And then we smile back.

Mist and the life ahead.

Inspiration comes from the most unexpected places; the ploy is in seeing them the way they have shown themselves, that is in their purest sense. The roads which are not taken have a layer of mist surrounding them, getting them a tag of being haunted. In reality, we seriously don’t know. The only way ahead is to pass through the mist and look the castle standing ahead of it. The trick is there may not be always a castle waiting to be occupied, it could be a barren land with no person around. Now comes the inspiration in the small things part – we did get a free land with no one to stop us in our adventure. And who knows, we might even build a number of the castles being talked about. It’s just in the perception, anything and everything is worth trying and even more worthy in failing.

Its not the failure which haunts us but the will, which we search for, to rise again. The task is not daunting as seen by or as shown by, its merely the mist which is sinking in the trauma. We all know what lies ahead and that’s the reason we move. By chance we don’t, there is another check which starts acting. The place gets so used to that we start feeling to suffocate, it’s as if there is no oxygen left to breathe. What next, we move. Don’t know where but the will to live does take us to some place, surely far away from the status quo. It might happen, though a slight possibility, that the mist might get lighter and the journey ahead more easier and clear.

Let us put it in a simple manner – Castles are not built on air, but on the very land we live on. They need not be magnanimous to others but to us. Life gives us what we look forward for and its upon us to decide. Image

 

 

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