A stranger in the mirror- By Jackie & Darshith

A story of two friends who used to meet daily, and still were strangers to each other. One day they finally thought to meet at a special place and then they became one.

There were two friends named Sapna and Kalpana. They were sitting opposite to each other with their eyes locked in each other. Even though they have met many a times before, but today for some reason they felt as strangers to each other. They felt as if they were from different worlds. As the friends are from two different worlds, we bring out this story from two different worlds of Words dipped in Happiness and Smiles here & Smiles there . As Darshith is a professional as Sapna, he will portray the story of Sapna. As my thoughts are still in search for a form, I will portray the story of Kalpana. How these two friends, become strangers and then become one? The two worlds merging into one. Our first and unique Collaboration. What’s so unique about this story? Keep reading.

Kalpana’s perspective:

Kalpana always felt as if she is just an imaginary character. She used to think that she has no life in real. There was always an dividing line between her thoughts and her ability to convert those thoughts into real life, and that dividing line was a form. She always lacked form to do anything. There was no shape for her life dimensionally. She has no existence. She lived among billions of neurons, but still her thoughts were ignored. Her passion was overflowing within, but there was no body to fill it. Just like there is lot of oxygen in this world, still you need to breath it in for respiration, similarly, even though she had a lot of passion about her life, but there was no body, no container to fill that passion. Her life was like an unsolved puzzle. She was just an illusion to her own thoughts. She was struck in between her life (imaginary) and her passion about life. She was in search of a body where her soul can fulfill her passion. She felt as if she was just a soul. She thought that her parents have given her a perfect name ‘Kalpana’ which means ‘Imaginary’ in Hindi. She was just an imagination to her own self. She was the soul, and she was in search of a body, a body to fulfill her passion. Kalpana has the wings to fly, but not a body to feel the flight. She has everything that has the power to be successful and reach the destiny, but she needs the body, the legs to walk towards destiny. She always has great admiration for her friend Sapna. Kalpana feels that Sapna has a body through which her soul can fulfill her passion. But still Kalpana is confused that why Sapna is not following her passion! What’s stopping Sapna! Kalpana just wishes that Sapna’s body becomes Kalpana’s and Kalpana’s passion become Sapna’s. But Sapna has a different set of problems. Let’s check out her life.

Sapna’s perspective:

I am a computer who walks, talks, speaks, shits & exists. I am not living. Living is attached to something that has life in it & passion to survive. Oh, I so love the word passion, even though I haven’t pursued mine. Don’t ask me WHY? Even I ask myself the same and neglect the question. As dear is the word passion to me so are the excuses. Excuses like I am busy with work, I have a life, I am in search of happiness but won’t do much to actually achieve it. My name is Sapna meaning ‘dreams’ in Hindi. I hope that my parents named me Sapna because I was a dream to them & not because they wanted me to follow my dreams. Following dreams requires wings for our passion to fly high with the wind. My passion had died and been buried deep inside my heart since the day I joined IT job. It has been nothing but a robotic schedule to be followed for 5 days a week. It’s a simple equation i.e., Intake of free biscuits + coffee should yield a code. One has to fit in that equation without being an exception. Lack of sleep, excess tensions, deadlines, issues, client calls has made life monotonous, snatched away my passion & made me emotionless and lifeless. I am searching for that silver lining, that ray of hope which will make me passionate again, which will make me alive again, bring back the lost charm. I want to stay true to my name & for that I will be meeting my friend Kalpana, who has her own set of problems. We are finally meeting today at a place she chose & today I want to open up to her & speak my doubts and fears.


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After being fed up with their corresponding lives, finally Sapna and Kalpana made up their mind to meet at a place with a clear mind. And that place was the mirror. Sapna, the girl with a passionless body and Kalpana, the mirror image (Soul-fie) of Sapna with imaginary thoughts of passion without a body, were sitting opposite to each other in front of a mirror. With a clear mind without previous attachments, they felt as strangers to each other. Yes, for the first time they realized the importance of each other. They came to know that they are not made to live two different lives, but just one life. The life which makes them complete. The life which gives a body to the passion. The passion which gives wheels to the life. From that day they became one. Sapna and Kalpana turned into reality. It is whether body found the soul or soul found the body, but at last passion found its Destiny.


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It’s not about finding a soulmate at first place , first of all we have to find the inner passion of our soul. Don’t be a stranger to your mirror image.

Thanks for reading.

By Jackie jain and Darshith Badiyani

Words dipped in Happiness

Smiles here & smiles there

Some words about my pal, DARSHITH:

He is an amazing writer. His words always brings something new into the picture. He is always textually active as his whatsapp status says. It’s been a great journey with him so far. He is always ready to listen about ideas and opinions and gives a great feedback. Thanks Darshith for being out there. I know it’s been very difficult to switch tabs between a job and this work. And our late nights thoughts are fruitful. Just wish that Kalpana and Sapna becomes one in your life too. Thanks. Check out his blog. There is lot of stuff you will feel happy about. Have a great day.

42 thoughts on “A stranger in the mirror- By Jackie & Darshith

  1. NJ 07/02/2016 / 7:10 pm

    Awesome collaborative work πŸ™‚ It was pleasure reading you both πŸ™‚

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  2. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder 06/02/2016 / 8:34 am

    This is a great collaborative production. Loved the perspectives of dreams and imagination and the way both of you used it metaphorically. It’s actually the story of all of us, trying throughout our life to give those passionate wings to our dreams… πŸ™‚

    I know Darshith, he is a wonderful writer… πŸ™‚

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    • Jackie Jain 06/02/2016 / 9:18 am

      Thank you so much Maniparna.. Yes, as you said, in every one’s life there are characters of Sapna and Kalpana.. All we have to do is unite them and merge into one. Thanks… And yes, Darshith is a fabulous writer.. πŸ™‚ Have a great day.. πŸ™‚

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  3. Jennifer Juneau 06/02/2016 / 7:14 am

    Well, this is just amazing and inspiring ❀ I love everything about this post and the magic mirror concept from life coaching is awesome πŸ˜‰ When you hold up a mirror to yourself it reflects back your own beauty and what's within you. The collaboration is very creative and entertaining πŸ™‚ Sapna, don't discount the question WHY πŸ˜‰ That's where values are found and values guide behavior. You already know this πŸ˜‰ Kalpana, I hope you find your body so you can use those wings that are meant for flying high like an eagle πŸ™‚ Long live dreams and imaginations! πŸ˜€

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    • Jackie Jain 06/02/2016 / 9:04 am

      It is a good feeling to see our thoughts in the form of words here. It was great fun collaborating this work bhai.. Really enjoyed every bit of it.. Firstly fighting for Sapna and Kalpana was crazy. Having a crush for sapna bhai.. πŸ˜‰ Thank you bhai.. Have a great day.. πŸ™‚

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      • Darshith Badiyani 08/02/2016 / 12:44 am

        Haan bhai ye week special hai.. Le jaa Apni Sapna ko πŸ˜€ yeah, it was indeed a great pleasure collaborating with you πŸ™‚

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      • Jackie Jain 08/02/2016 / 8:22 am

        Nahi bhai…. Tu hi rakhle.. Tera character hai.. :p
        Thank you so much bhai,. Have a great day.. πŸ™‚

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      • Darshith Badiyani 09/02/2016 / 11:28 pm

        Haan Bhai πŸ˜€ bas ab weekend jaldi ajaye & along with it wo blogadda ka challenge πŸ˜‰

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      • Jackie Jain 10/02/2016 / 12:55 am

        Has bhai… Maine bhi abhi #loveandlaughter waala challenge complete kiya hai.. Lekin video dikh nahi raha.. Aur India haar gayi bhai..


      • Jackie Jain 10/02/2016 / 1:15 am

        Haa bhai.. Finally video embed hogaya… Ek character code form me badal gaya tha.. Now rectified..


  4. SOHEIR 04/02/2016 / 6:16 pm

    I really enjoyed reading.
    That is a great idea Jackie and Darshith!
    Cooperation between two blogs to make a beautiful piece of art is amazing!
    I hope that we can see more works like that in the future.
    I like your blog Jackie and the blog of Darshith and best wishes for both of you !

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    • Jackie Jain 04/02/2016 / 6:25 pm

      Hello Soheir.. Thank you so much for liking this collaborative idea.. And it gives satisfaction when two blogs work on a single work. Thank you Soheir, your comments always inspires to do more. Have a great time.. πŸ™‚

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  5. solonjathi 04/02/2016 / 11:59 am

    Reblogged this on Rebloger and commented:
    It’s not about finding a soulmate at first place , first of all we have to find the inner passion of our soul. Don’t be a stranger to your mirror image.
    Follow reblog504.wordpress.com for more inspiring stories

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    • Jackie Jain 04/02/2016 / 12:10 pm

      Thank you so much for the reblog.. Have a great day.. πŸ™‚


      • solonjathi 04/02/2016 / 1:46 pm

        Good day too pal

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  6. Aadhirai 03/02/2016 / 7:19 pm

    To Kalpana and Sapna:
    You guys are named so, is not coz you are just a fictional imagination and a dream. It is because you are the personification of all the imaginations and dreams coming true! You guys are already a miracle that happened. So the next time you feel that you are yet to find what lies ahead in your lives, be assured that you guys are already a miracle walking around. So it is not a difficult path to make just another miracle come true!

    To Jackie and Darshith:
    Both you guys are awesome. I am just meeting Jackie and I already feel he is just as awesome as Darshith. This is a beautiful collaboration and this post is really good.. Congrats guys! Looking forward for more good ones from both of you.. πŸ™‚

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    • Jackie Jain 03/02/2016 / 7:47 pm

      Hey.. Aadhi.. Thanks for stopping by.. Kalpana and Sapna are very much happy after reading this comment. They are eager to turn into a reality once again. And as it is said, dreams and imagination are the basic building blocks of successful people.

      From me and Darshith bhai, Thank you so much Aadhi.. We are glad that you loved this post..

      Heya.. Thanks.. Jackie here.. πŸ™‚

      Have a good time.. Keep blogging..

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      • Aadhirai 03/02/2016 / 7:51 pm

        Seems Kalpana and Sapna are also sweet just like you guys.. πŸ˜‰

        Hey Jackie.. I have just started exploring your blog.. Seems interesting so far.. See you around.. Happy blogging to you too! πŸ™‚

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      • Jackie Jain 03/02/2016 / 7:55 pm

        Yea.. They are very sweet.. More sweeter just because they became one today. Thank you Aadhi.. I always feel elated when a new visitor explores my blog.. Thanks for reading.. I am checking out your beautiful blog.. Because reading is like oxygen for us.. Thank you once again for connecting.. Welcome.. πŸ™‚

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      • Aadhirai 03/02/2016 / 7:57 pm

        I understand that feel when the notification pings to show up the new follower!! πŸ™‚ Welcome to my space.. Hope you find that interesting and to your taste.. πŸ˜‰

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      • Jackie Jain 03/02/2016 / 8:09 pm

        Yes it is always an amazing feel when it pings it up a new follower. Our small virtual world opens up to them.. Yea, your blog is so beautiful and some wonderful posts in it. Particularly I liked the feelings you put in such posts. And mostly Tamil.. Feels like bloggers from south.. πŸ™‚

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      • Aadhirai 03/02/2016 / 8:42 pm

        Spot on.. I’m from Tamil nadu.. πŸ™‚ not so far.. πŸ™‚

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      • Jackie Jain 03/02/2016 / 9:34 pm

        Yea… Not so far when it comes to a virtual world.. Have a good time Aadhi… πŸ™‚

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      • Darshith Badiyani 03/02/2016 / 7:58 pm

        Thank you, Ms. Always-reading-my-mind πŸ˜› Glad that liked the collaboration πŸ™‚

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      • Jackie Jain 03/02/2016 / 8:25 pm

        Mind reader huh!! Great.. πŸ™‚ aur Sapna and Kalpana bhi khush ho Gaye bhai… πŸ™‚

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  7. Darshith Badiyani 03/02/2016 / 1:25 pm

    As I have already said before, Kalpana seems sexy πŸ˜› You write awesome, brother and thank you for words of appreciation in the end and also to our first collaboration πŸ™‚ Keep shining friend ❀

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    • Jackie Jain 03/02/2016 / 1:52 pm

      Haha.. Thank you so much bhai.. But still I have a crush for Sapna.. πŸ˜€ and it’s my pleasure collaborating with you.. You deserve the appreciation.. It was an awesome experience.. You write amazingly bhai… Have a great day πŸ™‚

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      • Darshith Badiyani 03/02/2016 / 7:07 pm

        Le jaa Sapna ko πŸ˜› Haan bhai dil khush ho gaya & the discussion and talks of the collaboration were actually much more fun. Ab pata chala ki movie jitni b achi ho, BEHIND THE SCENES hamesha zyada maza aata hai πŸ˜€

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      • Jackie Jain 03/02/2016 / 7:51 pm

        Ha.. Nahi nahi.. Meri bhabhi hai bhai.. Behind the scene wala mazaa aya tha… Aur hamara uss din Sapna aur kalpana ke liye ladna crazy lag raha hai.. Enjoyed the experience.. Looking forward for more.. πŸ™‚

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      • Darshith Badiyani 03/02/2016 / 7:59 pm

        Haan bhai πŸ™‚ Looking forward to more πŸ˜€ ab sukun mila ki post kar liya πŸ˜›

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      • Jackie Jain 03/02/2016 / 8:10 pm

        Ha bhai… Very happy after posting this… Because collaborative effort ka mazaa hi alag hota h.. Ehsaas alag hota h.. πŸ™‚ Thanks bhai..

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