R is for Responsibility: Day-18

Life is not a race to run, it is a ride to reach our destiny.

We don’t have to rush or roar, we just have to raft efficiently in the rivers of time.

We don’t know whether something is real or is just random, but we know whether we have to recognize and realize our destiny.

We have to make room for ourselves through the rocks of time and build our own roads for this rare journey.

We have to repair the rotten and respect the rightful.

Research before you reveal something, review before you repeat something.

Don’t break the rules, but at the same time don’t stick to the rules which are rusty.

Be responsive, be refreshing, be reflective and be reflexive.

Resolve properly. Make a resolution with a responsibility. Because your actions reap results.

Your capability’s dimensions may be round or rectangle, you have to re-size it according to your requirements. It’s your responsibility.

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This is my entry for A to Z challenge . It is already day 18 and it is on the letter ‘R’. ‘R’ is for Responsibility. We have to it.

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Coming to the challenge, as the name itself says it is very challenging. On every day of month April, except Sundays, which makes it to 26 days, each participant should publish a post relating to the letter corresponding to the number of the day thus completing all the 26 alphabets. For example on day 1, the post should be on something related on letter A, on the second day it should be related to B and this goes on. Exciting? Isn’t it?

And as always, thanks for reading. Have a good week ahead. Wishing you all a ‘Happy Earth Day-2016’ (22-04-2016). It’s our collective responsibility to save our Earth, irrespective of its shape.

 

P is for Present: Day-16

Present is the only gate of time which leads us to the path of happiness.

Some people say life is short, because they tend to live in future. Some people say life is full of pain, because they tend to live in past. Some people never say anything about life. They just define it by living it to the full. Because they live in present.

The juggling among past, present and future spoils the very purpose of our life. They are three children of time who wants their part from the property of time. They want justice from you. It is important to divide things in between these three GATES OF TIME. Let us give memories to the past and worries to the future. Once they have they get their part, past and future will never interfere with present. Give your moments to the present.

Because life is a ‘Present’ if you live in present. Keep an eye on past, brain on present and foot on future. Time is very rich and wide, so division will also be wide. Precise vision is required for division of the things among these three gates of time. If your past, present and future of your life are not in conflict with each other, you can breath the happiness of life. If these three gates of time are happy with your division, they can open the gates of happiness for you. I am sure you are not going to disappoint the children of time.

“Living in the present is the best present we can gift to our life.”

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This is my entry for A to Z challenge . It is already day 16 and it is on the letter ‘P’. ‘P’ is for Present. Live in the present.

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Coming to the challenge, as the name itself says it is very challenging. On every day of month April, except Sundays, which makes it to 26 days, each participant should publish a post relating to the letter corresponding to the number of the day thus completing all the 26 alphabets. For example on day 1, the post should be on something related on letter A, on the second day it should be related to B and this goes on. Exciting? Isn’t it?

And as always, thanks for reading. This post is the same post (with some changes) which I wrote few months back. So just bringing that past memory in the moment of present to make the future better without worries.

 

 

M is for Make your own story- Day-13

So it all started in the first week of August, 2015! Neerja initiated ‘Make your own story’ challenge when she penned down a beautiful story written in 100 words and gave the pen to another writer. Then writer by writer this pen was forwarded and wheels were added to the story. I am glad to add another wheel (my second) to end this sci-fi. So welcome to the unique challenge which shows the power of single story, multiple authors.

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Neerja- Wheel No.1 gave a kick start to this wonderful challenge. This is a ‘Make your own story challenge’. Follow the link Make your own story to know all about the start. With utmost curiosity, I was looking forward to see the challenge swinging to Tejas- Wheel No.2 and from there to my dearest Sri- Wheel no.3 and then to Nimitha- Wheel No-4 and then to my close friend and bro Darshith- Wheel No-5 , I added the sixth wheel and now I am adding the seventh wheel too.

Neerja is a wonderful writer who always keeps experimenting. I am thankful to her for initiating such challenge. She is very talented. She gave the baton to Tejas, a person who makes wonders in his blog. His Jack & Jill strips are really funny. He is the most active blogger I have seen here frequently updating his blog. He tied a wonderful knot to the story and gave the rest to Sreechandra. Sri.. She appears like once in a blue moon. But each & every time she brings up something magical. She swipes off my feet always. She is a superstar who carries life in every word she writes. I am a big fan of her stories which involve lot of feelings in them. You are awesome Sri. Sri then passed it to Nimi, the girl who has not only loads of talent but potential to make it big. Recently I connected with her in wordpress, and she is amazing and she is Rahmanaic too. Darishth, my bro is amazing. He always comes with unique ideas and beautiful poems. We have become very close friends now. Thanks bro for nominating me in this amazing challenge. Then I added sixth wheel to it. I nominated Hema Ji for this challenge who seemed to be very busy! So I decided to give it an end to the beautiful story by adding the climax part.

Story so Far…

Wheel No.1: (initiated by Neerja)

Once upon a time there existed a wasteland in Patliputra. There lived a little boy named Aditya who was only child of Madhavi and Shankara. They used to love him a lot and wanted him to dream big and get out of this wasted land. But Aditya unlike his parents had some another dream. He wanted to improve and convert his wasteland into a dreamland where everybody wants to live. Aditya knew he had to convince his parents for this but he didn’t how will they react and whether they will approve this idea of his dreamland.

Wheel No.2: (added by Tejas)

The clock struck two past midnight as a stream of snowy moonlight sneaked through the swinging-with-the-breeze curtains and scattered on Aditya’s bed. As the squeaking sparrow went back inside the ancestral wall clock after two tweets, Aditya sneaked out of his bed quietly.

He stuffed pillows under his blanket in a shape to disguise as himself. He tiptoed out to the backyard. He double checked on both sides for no one following him before going behind the banyan tree.

As planned, Shivansh was already waiting for him there. A nod from both of them assured, everything was on track. Aditya plucked out a wrinkled paper from his pocket and Shivansh’s eyes twinkled with a beaming smile.

Wheel No.3: ( added by Sri)

With quivering fingers Aditya unfolded the paper. The near-yellow paper definitely looked old.

“Here”, Aditya smiled, “is the key to our dreams….If only we can get hold of this, we shall have enough resources to convert this wasteland into the land of our dreams”.

Shivansh’s eyes shone in genuine glee. He intently looked at the unfolded paper in front of his eyes. Within seconds his eye-brows stitched into each other transforming into puzzled curiosity.

“But this looks empty Adi. This is a blank paper.”

Aditya smiled. A hint of mischief waved past his face.

“Just wait and watch the magic”, Adi whispered.

He then held up the paper and placed it against the circular moon. The moonlight diffused through the ridges and furrows of the wrinkled paper lending a surreal look. Within seconds a faint map appeared on it.

Shivansh couldn’t believe his eyes. He had many questions but Aditya’s eyes were fixed on the map.

With intense seriousness he pointed to a lotus emblem right at the middle of the map.

“And here is our destination – Padmabharan – the lotus urn”.

Wheel No.4: (added by Nimi)

“What is this? Who gave you this?” Shivansh’s face revealed all his zest.

Aditya is still carrying a calm face beaming at the map. Shivansh turned blue.

“Adi, this won’t make any trouble. Right?” His voice trembled slightly.

“Calm down Shiva. Don’t be over reactive as always.” Without taking eyes off the map, still held against the moon, Aditya stepped closer to Shivansh and whispered. “We are going to make history in Pataliputra.” His voice expressed extreme determination.

Shivansh stood with his mouth half-open wondering how this piece of old paper and two fourteen-years old boys going to make history.

Aditya continued. ” This is the ultimate treasure. Once we reach here, this will give us everything we need.” He pointed Padmabharan.

“But how can we find this? This is just a map, barely a map that we have never seen before.” Shivansh started losing his patience.

“I read about this in a book owned by my Dada. I got this map from the slit on the hard bind of the book. This Padmabharan is somewhere here.” Aditya continued examining the map.

Shivansh made a step aback and checked his premise. Somewhere here? With fear and anxiety, he asked. “Adi, don’t make me more confused. Will you please explain?’

Aditya nodded “Yes!”

Wheel No.5: (added by Darshith)

“Some days before dying, my Dada handed me a book and asked me to read it carefully and said that each written word in it is TRUE. He also asked me to pursue it with someone whom I can trust blindly,” whispered Adi, and continued, “I couldn’t make heads or tails about the story till I accidentally found this wrinkled paper from the slit of the book.”
Shivansh was listening attentively as if he was hypnotized and can do nothing to break the spell.

Adi continued his charm of revealing things slowly. He said, “In the book, there is mentioning of a mystery map which reveals itself when placed against the circular moon and the first time, I also had the same expression and goosebumps, just like you.”
“On reading further, it says how the people pursuing Padmabharan has to prove their worth that they are deserving of it and hence to get their hands on it, they will face many struggles and sacrifices.”
On listening this, Shivansh was scared like hell and said, “Is it like the survival of the fittest?”
Adi, who had no clue of what is there in the future, said reassuringly, “I don’t know and let’s hope there is no copies of this book or the map and no other living being has any idea of the existence of Padmabharan.”

Wheel No.6:  (added by me)

“So what else was written in that book?” asked Shivansh finally clearing his throat.

“It says that my dada was a great scientist in those times. He was adept in calculating energies. In his times he successfully found why our Patliputra is a waste land. He believed that every point on Earth falls under one of these categories -Positive, Negative and Neutral energy. Positive indicates development, Neutral- being unaffected with energies and Negative- destruction. Our Patliputra falls on Negative point. No wonder why our land is a waste land!” said Aditya feeling proud of his dada.

“Interesting! Then what’s the solution to this?” asked Shivansh looking at the waste land and wondering how Aditya’s dada came up with such an interesting theory in those times.

“My dada made a device by which we can vary the energies. So we have to take the energy level of Patliputra beyond the threshold of Positive energy level. That’s it.  That device is called ‘Padmabharan’. Our Patliputra can again be developed into our dream land. We will do that.” Said Aditya shining like a Sun, going with his name, ‘Aditya’, ‘The Sun’.

“Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, don’t you know science? and why didn’t your dada change the energies then!?” asked Shivansh using his logical mind.

“But Energy can be converted from one form to another. And we can only change the energies once in 2012 years, when the energies undergo through ‘Natural transition’ on a specific full moon day.  My dada knew he won’t survive that long so he handed me that book. That specific full moon day is today. That place is here. And we have just one hour left. By 4 am the ‘Natural transition’ of energies will stop and we can’t change the fate of our land until the next 2012 years.”

Aditya again lifted the map towards the full moon and was once again puzzled by seeing that map! The map was not as in regular maps. It just had a lotus emblem on it.

Aditya surveyed his surroundings with his mobile flash light for 20 minutes, but all his attempts went futile. Then he thought Lotus may be not the real lotus, just a mere symbol. Then just in a moment the veil of the mystery lifted as Aditya saw a Lotus symbol carved on the back of the bench resting under a banyan tree. Shivansh too noticed it. They both ran towards that bench!

And the story continues. . . 
Adi and Shiva reached the bench with lotus mark in a hurry but were unsure about what to do next. They saw a wide rectangular shaped plate upon which the symbol of lotus was carved. Aditya tried to find clues near the place by digging under the bench. But it was useless. He got frustrated. He knew he doesn’t have much time left and they still don’t have any clue about the Padmabharan. In anger he hit his fist on the symbol of lotus which is on the back of the bench. Within a moment, the rectangular plate opened up. Aditya and Shivansh glanced at each other. There was a small rectangularly packed box in that plate. Aditya opened the top of the box and was shocked to see what it contained.

A small phone like device with 3 buttons and 5 LEDs was resting on it and the first LED was glowing. On the device it was written in Golden letters, ‘PADMABHARAN’. Aditya looked at his watch it was 3:40 am. Just 20 minutes to go. Shivansh looked for anything else in the box, but nothing. Now they hold a foreign device with no user manual for help. Aditya took the device in his hand. It felt as if there were energies inside it. The 3 buttons and 5 LEDs were arranged in two rows. In first row there were the 3 buttons and in the second row, 5 LEDs were arranged, three LEDs were exactly below the three buttons of the first row, and two LEDs were placed on either side of these 3 LEDs. Think Adi think, Aditya said to himself. One button was green in color, one was yellow in color and last was red in color. 4 LEDs were in off state and the first LED was glowing.

Without a second thought he pressed the green button and then the unexpected happened. The 2nd LED started to glow. The universe started responding to this and so did the energies. Aditya hands were trembling but he didn’t leave the device. The winds started blowing with great speed, the leaves of the trees were flying in the air and some bright light was emitted from the device. After sometime, the third LED started glowing in yellow color. He thought it may be a signal to press the yellow button. Aditya pressed the yellow button. And suddenly he felt as if the energies were taking the transition through the device. The energies were converting. The lower energy level of patliputra was getting the positive energy from universe and the device was getting difficult for Aditya to hold. He never saw such thing before. Shivansh was seeing as if he is dreaming and his mother may wake him up at any moment.

After some time, the 4th LED started to glow in Red color and this time, Aditya knew it was time to press Red button. The moment he pressed it, a super giant hole emerged from the sky as if the negative energies were being absorbed by that hole. Aditya’s hands became black but he knew this suffering is nothing when compared to Patliputra’s development. He stood with confidence and held the device tight with all his strength. Within few seconds the last LED also glowed. Then the giant hole disappeared. The enormous winds stopped blowing.

The device jerked with high vibrations and it fell on the ground. Aditya looked at his watch, it was 3:59 am. Shivansh was yet to come out of shock. Aditya told to shiva that it was over. Shivansh rushed to the device and saw the first LED go off. 4 am. They both are still unaware of what has happened or how this device worked. They stood there for few seconds. To their surprise the device got blasted by itself as its purpose is served. They rushed back to their respective homes and entered into their homes from their room’s windows. Aditya’s mother was knocking the door of his room. Aditya first washed his hands and his mouth. Then he ran to open it. Aditya’s mother hugged him when he opened the door.

“Are you safe?” she asked.
“We are safe.” replied Aditya.
“Do you know just few minutes ago winds were blowing very dangerously. I was afraid.” said her mother looking feared.
“I don’t know mom, I was sleeping. Don’t be afraid.” said Aditya and took a sigh of relief.
“I think the winds are indication of something bad.” said his mother feeling disappointed.
“Mom. Be positive. Good days are here.” said Aditya and smiled at his mother.

At morning 7 when Aditya and his family were having tea, Shivansh also joined them. Aditya and shivansh shared a hi5. They were feeling happy and curious about the result of this early morning’s hard work. They had the first sip when a farmer came running into the home looking excited and happy. “God has blessed us with happiness. Our Patliputra is no more a waste land. For the first time, we have seen some progress in our crops. It is unbelievable. Early morning’s winds were God’s blessings upon us.” He said and ran to our neighbouring house repeating the same.

Aditya felt relieved after hearing this. He turned towards his mom and said, “I told you na mom, good days have arrived.”

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Now its time to suggest title for this story. My attempt is, ‘Patliputra and its saviour-Padmabharan’. You too can give your suggestions. Sorry for this long read.

This story was incomplete from a long time. So just wanted to see Aditya saving his place sooner.

This is my entry for A to Z challenge . It is already day 13 and it is on the letter ‘M’. ‘M’ is for Make your own story.

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Coming to the challenge, as the name itself says it is very challenging. On every day of month April, except Sundays, which makes it to 26 days, each participant should publish a post relating to the letter corresponding to the number of the day thus completing all the 26 alphabets. For example on day 1, the post should be on something related on letter A, on the second day it should be related to B and this goes on. Exciting? Isn’t it?

And as always, thanks for reading. Have a great weekend. . 🙂

L is for Language: Day-12

“Only a language can make all of us travel on the same frequency in order to express our thoughts, goals and ramblings with one another on a common medium. Without a language it would have been impossible to write, speak or even express anything meaningfully.”

Language is the medium through which we communicate. Even though we don’t take it seriously, just imagine what if there was no language, signs and alphabets! Just imagine how we would have communicated with our family, friends and strangers. Why to go to that extent, just imagine how would you have understood or talked to your own self. Getting to the point, right? How would you communicate with yourself without any medium? No thoughts, no idea, no expressions, no language! It would have made us isolated from everyone, even ourselves. But only one language which is less taught at school, is Love, it could speak, write and express beyond boundaries. It doesn’t need alphabets, it need just feelings, only love.

But to communicate we need language, which we have in plenty, that’s a great thing. But why people see the people who doesn’t know English as illiterates! I mean why people who can express their feelings in their mother tongue cannot be treated equally. They should be encouraged to learn the language. Languages are just a medium to communicate with people not to divide or embarrass people. I remember there were friends during my Engineering days who were not able to speak or write in English properly. They were seen as under dogs. I wanted to help them, many of us wanted to help them. I remember explaining them Laplace transforms and digital circuits in our local language, Telugu. And they were highly talented. They grasped the concepts quickly. They know they just need a language to express it. We all need a language to express. . Language how simple and complex at the same time, is essential for communication. One common shared language is enough to carry a relationship forever. If an understanding is established between the people, then it is enough for a language, its purpose is served.

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To all the people of the globe, doesn’t matter whether you know English or not, we all are connected by the language of love, language of humanity. Thank you.

This is my entry for A to Z challenge . It is already day 12 and it is on the letter ‘L’. ‘L’ is for language. Learn expressing things in language of love, by helping people in need.

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Coming to the challenge, as the name itself says it is very challenging. On every day of month April, except Sundays, which makes it to 26 days, each participant should publish a post relating to the letter corresponding to the number of the day thus completing all the 26 alphabets. For example on day 1, the post should be on something related on letter A, on the second day it should be related to B and this goes on. Exciting? Isn’t it?

And as always, thanks for reading. Have a great week ahead. Learn different languages, it is like living life with an another soul. By learning languages we can learn about different cultures.

K is for Kaleidoscopic knowledge: Day-11

“Life is a Kaleidoscope of colors with colors being the people. They keep changing by showing us their different colors and angles. The thing is that there is no tool to set or adjust the colors according to our need. Knowing this thing is knowledge.”

Life is the kaleidoscopic  tube, our eye is the eyepiece. Time the adjusting phenomenon which keeps adjusting different situations. People are the colors which keeps changing according to the situations. Sometimes we see their rainbow angle and sometimes we see their gray shade. We can’t do much. As time passes on, colors change, people change, situations change, feelings change, emotions change. Everything just keep changing. We have no command over it. It is a kaleidoscopic life. We have to accept it. After some time, colors fade, eyes go blind and time stops ticking. It is black. Then what? New colors are added to the kaleidoscope, time have been reset and new eyes are ready to see through eye piece. Again colors keep changing, people start changing, we keep judging, everything keep changing. . That is life. . Kaleidoscopic life. And accepting it is knowledge, Kaleidoscopic Knowledge.Kaleidoscope

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This is my entry for A to Z challenge . It is already day 10 and it is on the letter ‘K’. ‘K’ is for Kaleidoscopic Knowledge. Accept it.

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Coming to the challenge, as the name itself says it is very challenging. On every day of month April, except Sundays, which makes it to 26 days, each participant should publish a post relating to the letter corresponding to the number of the day thus completing all the 26 alphabets. For example on day 1, the post should be on something related on letter A, on the second day it should be related to B and this goes on. Exciting? Isn’t it?

And as always, thanks for reading. Accepting the truth is knowledge. Have a great week ahead.

Sorry for late. I think time is running too fast in my  life recently. I think it is changing quickly. I just have to accept. I am too much occupied. I started writing on this at 11:31 pm. I wanted to write and post it before 12 am. Even I thought quickly, wrote less, typed quicker than ever before, searched for pics at light speed, added them, linked them in hurry, still I was unable to post it on time. When the clock struck down 12, I  was just typing the above paragraph. Then I slowed down. So I am about to press Publish, its 12:11 am. Here I go.

J is for Jumble: Day-10

“Life is like a jigsaw puzzle with thoughts being the jumbled pieces and its outcome depends only on the way you arrange the pieces of this puzzle one by one in order.”

Our life is a puzzle, with puzzle pieces being different time frames and situations. We have to be active and observe the pattern between them. We have to take actions according to that and have to wait for the fruitful outcome. We cannot change the pieces of our life, but we can change the situations by being optimistic during dark times and bringing different outcome out of it, a bright one. Life is nothing but a lifeless path if not lived with struggles. Struggles may be mental, situational, spiritual, personal or social. It takes one positive angle to jumble all the bad pieces into a good outcome of the puzzle.

When it comes to solve this puzzle, the jumbled pieces are also our thoughts. Yes, they are jumbled and not in order which makes our life order less. Just by governing our thoughts and directing them towards our purpose and goal, we can make our life more productive and effective. It requires sheer confidence to face the challenges and the dark times. It is all about resilience, the ability to bounce back when you hit the bottom. It is the comeback from a situation and arranging things back in the order.

And sometimes our missing pieces of puzzle are stored in the people we come across. We learn from them and take this piece from them and arrange in our life to gain back the order. That’s why unity is important. To become whole, to become complete. Life is the all about finding pieces and arranging back them in order to make it worth living.

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I have been juggling a lot of things from April, after returning from the trip of Rajasthan. I am still to settle back to normal life after coming home. May be that’s why I am not able to read and interact much, recently. Just have to arranges things, the missing pieces, the jumbled pieces back in order.

This is my entry for A to Z challenge . It is already day 10 and it is on the letter ‘J’. ‘J’ is for Jumble. Rearrange the jumbled pieces in order.

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Coming to the challenge, as the name itself says it is very challenging. On every day of month April, except Sundays, which makes it to 26 days, each participant should publish a post relating to the letter corresponding to the number of the day thus completing all the 26 alphabets. For example on day 1, the post should be on something related on letter A, on the second day it should be related to B and this goes on. Exciting? Isn’t it?

And as always, thanks for reading. Just hope that your jumbled pieces arrange back in order to make it meaningful. Have a great week ahead.