Make your own story

So it all started in the first week of August, 2015! Neerja initiated ‘Make your own story’ challenge where 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 the 6th wheel to this story. 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 And now, it’s my turn to give a try.

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. Now it’s my turn to give a leap from where Darshith stopped.

Rules of the challenge:

You have to continue from where the nominator has left.
You have to nominate only one person in this challenge.
You have to write the story in next 24 hours.
You have to write 100 words only.
Provide the link of the earlier part of the story.
You are free to end the story.
And yes don’t forget to thank your nominator.
Write your views about the nominee and nominator.

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.”

 

And the story continues. . . 

Wheel No.6: 

“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 bench resting under a banyan tree. Shivansh too noticed it. They both ran towards that bench!

**This is a work of fiction**

And that’s it. This ends my part of the story. 100 words is too less, and because there is a rising trend  in word count by previous writers, I just spiked it up. My curiosity made me do that. I really need a novel out of this. Now I have so many people to suggest, but I go with Hema ji  . I stumbled upon her blog just today and what I saw was a beautiful Sci-Fi from her based upon third millennium. So I think she will carry it perfectly.
Common Hema ji, Save Patliputra from being a waste land for another 2012 years. 
Good luck!! 

Thanks for reading! Let’s March first.

The ancient History and science in it- from the lens of my recent travel experience

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:27

So I am occupied with the concept of our Ancient History and our origin recently. Not for the first time though, but for surely for the first time in 2016. I often time travel my thoughts back to those days when our civilization was still in its initial phase. How step by step we transformed ourselves and gained knowledge from and about our environment. But still I always doubt our origin and our purpose! Okay, let me be clear why all these things are now echoing in my brain. Actually I visited an Ancient temple with my family last week. The temple is near to Samalkot, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, South India.  I was amazed by the serene beauty the temple offered, but was shocked when the Pandit of the temple told that this temple was built around 9000 years ago. I was like, come again?! It is a Vishnu temple as said by the Pandit. He gave us a pamphlet and this is how he described the temple’s history to us.

Once upon a time there was a deep forest named Keekaranyam. A child named Dhruva lived there. He was the son of the king of that place. The mother of Dhruv was Suneeta. Dhruv’s step mother was against the decision of Dhruv becoming the king. Once Suneeta called Dhruv and told “You are meant to become the King and rule the kingdom in a great manner. For that you have to pray and perform austerity to Lord Maha Vishnu and get his blessings. With his blessings you will become the king. So start praying to him.”

By listening to this, Dhruv moved to Muni Sandilya ashram. Muni knowing Dhruv’s mind, called Dhruv. Then muni told Dhruv that “My son, You start praying to the divine form of Lord Vishnu. Perform Austerity to him. He will appear and fulfill your wish.” Then Dhruv started praying to Lord Vishnu. After some period, impressed by the prayers of Dhruv, Lord Vishnu appeared in front of Dhruv. But by seeing the divine and shining light of Lord Vishnu, Dhruv being a child got frightened. Seeing this Lord Vishnu spoke, “Son, Why are you afraid? I am in you. I am the same size as yours. Don’t worry” and saying this he reduced the intensity of his light and appeared in the form same as Dhruv’s height. Then he pressed the cheeks of the child, blessed him and turned into a statue. So because of this incidence, this statue is also called Shrungara Vallabha Swamy. It is also referred by the name “Tholi Tirupati”, which literally means “First Tirupati”. It is said that it was the first ever statue form of Lord Vishnu. Even some celebrities have visited this place and this temple was of great importance. Some of them include RudramaDevi, Vikramaarkulu and Queen Victoria. And Queen Victoria said that when her husband saw the statue, it appeared as 6 feet to him as he was 6 feet. It is also often said that the statue appears same the height of the viewer. Later idols of goddess Lakshmi Devi and Bhudevi were installed near the idol of Lord Vishnu. I too observed the statue as my height. But for that we have to stand at a distance. When I saw it from the place from where it is said to be seen, it appeared as if the ground is slightly sloped or at an angle, which made our point of view coincide with the statue’s place appearing to us as the same height.

When the Pandit finished his description I was in that place but my imagination has reached the sky. I mean to the stars. When he mentioned the name Dhruv, the first thing that came in my mind was Dhruva taara story which translates as Dhruva star. The story which we learned as children and were fascinated about the story. The story goes like this, Dhruv wanted to be seen by everyone in the world, so God converted him into a star, the brightest star! And also this history mentions that Dhruv got frightened with the divine light of Lord Vishnu. Who knows this may be same Dhruv, just imagining.  Who knows he may have diverted from his wish and desired to be a star. Let your thoughts wander just as mine did.

But what happened next was the real wonder. When I saw the surroundings of the temple, I was like Oh My! It was mystical. Beautiful carvings, unreadable scriptures, some amazing sculptures and what not! It seemed as if I have stepped into an another world. There were many carvings which appeared to me strange. There was a well on the left side of the backyard and it is believed that couples who don’t have children can get blessed with a child if they bath with this water. Amazing! But one scene which left me wondering was an area which resembled like a Dam. Don’t get me wrong but it is my honest opinion on this. You can see the resemblance below in the pics. It means this could be the oldest dam in the world or may be not. There are dozens of pillars with some unreadable scriptures on them. I tried to use my intelligent mind here but all attempts went futile. I just took a pic of one of them and kept it for future use. Then I saw the Dhwaja Stambam of the temple which honestly appeared strange to me. This was quite different than what I saw in other temples. This had some horizontal lines at regular intervals which looked like stages of a rocket launch. I touched many of the carvings of the temple but it felt like they were made of some different material. There were many small statues which looked strange to me. And there was also a ventilator to the left extreme left corner of the temple. And coming to the statue of Lord Vishnu aided by his two wives, was so bright and in a smiling posture. Pandit opposed me when I was about to take the photo. The shanka and Chakra were on the opposite sides when compared to the regular idols of Vishnu. For one moment I imagined shanka as the sound generator when the engine starts or blows horns and Chakra as the wheel or steering handle. That adventurous visit to the temple was amazing and mystical. Some parts of the temple were modernized though for convenience.

But when I came home I wanted to know more about this temple. We visited this temple as my father’s friend told my father about it. I searched it on internet and got little information, though I found myself landing into a new different world of a show called Ancient Aliens. First I started laughing and then slowly my laugh disappeared. My eye brows got raised. I moved near to the screen. That one dialogue was enough, “Are we the Sons of Aliens? Do Aliens landed on Earth and taught us about the science they knew about? Were they more developed than us then? Were they the one, who opened the knowledge gate for us and transformed our evolution process? Do we speak their language?” These questions from videos of Ancient Aliens made me mad. There have been wide spread belief that Gods came from heaven, from the sky! Any bells? Even in Ramayana and Mahabharata there are mentioning of wars that were fought in air. Do they knew how to fly? There are many evidences that the Gods used to travels in flying chariots and Gods had vahanas, which means vehicles. Or they had the knowledge of flying vehicles using which they fought wars. Even Sanjaya from Mahabharata used to see the war proceedings by sitting in the palace itself. They had cameras and transmitters? Devanagari is known to be language from which all languages were made. And Devanagari was the language of Gods. Again I wondered of them. I don’t know to what extent their sayings are true, but they have definitely given me something to ponder upon. I am not saying they are completely true about their words. I also believe in existence of God. There are many edges which are not clear about our ancient culture and origin of humans. We are unaware of our purpose of existence. We were imparted the knowledge of sciences by Gods. Or they were, you say. Just leaving it to your own imagination. Much of the ancient science is hidden under the land of Earth! The science treasure.

I am also a religious person. But I do not follow any one religion, even though being a Hindu. All religions are one and came from the same source. The creators of World. The God. We all are his sons and daughters. No use of fighting for religions and going oblique from their very purpose of formations. Every religion teaches Peace and love. We all are here for a short period and we have to make our life worth-living. People have found money as the base and keep running for it in the opposite direction from their true purpose of their existence. We have to step in our minds and search for our purpose and our origin. Who knows the purpose is waiting for us to be discovered.

And concluding this with one more thing I observed, recently they said that the waves radiated by the Sun make a sound which resembles like “Aum”. Aum is also the most divine sound and all the audible sounds belongs to the space between the mouth beginning from the root of the tongue to the end of the lips. So Aum is the supreme divine sound. And who are we? hUMans! I think you clearly got what I am trying to say here.

So here are some pics I have taken during that temple visit, not a photographer though. The temple which made made think about our existence once again, about humanity, truth and purpose. From yesterday evening I am completely involved in this concept and can’t stop my imagination and unable to limit it. Just hoping to land back on the land of reality from land of imagination with expressing them in words. Thanks for reading.

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Optimization of Natural Search Engine

It is a home to some billions of neurons, some unknown bytes of memory and some enormous amount of information! How can you find a solution to the particular question, in our BRAIN, without running a perfect search algorithm for that question!?

Sometimes we never obtain the solution to our questions when in dark times. Ever thought why? The problem is that we search for solution with tags like ‘why’, ‘how’, ‘when’. In dark days we forget to search question with a relevant tag. You will get definitely get an answer. And that answer will be the meaning of ‘why’, ‘how’, ‘when’. Not the solution to your problem.

You may think that solution is present in our brain, then why we are not able to bring out the solution! Google stores answers to lot of questions in its servers, but if we don’t search with proper technique ,we will never get the exact solution to our problem. So search efficiently. You can’t score 100 runs of a single ball. Slowly ball by ball, clue by clue you have to find the solution. The same case with our brain. Follow the links to our neurons.

Students, whose search entries increase drastically during the times of exams, complain that they have read all the answers but still they were not able to link with the answer during the time of the examination. Students start feeding their data in their brain only few days before the exams. So they don’t have enough time to relate those concepts with relevant tags and categories! So even though the information is stored in their brain, they can’t find the answers because there were no such tags related to it.

Not only the way we search, but also the way we store or feed the information is important. So when you try to feed some information, feed it with tags and some creative easy to find tags. Don’t save words as just words, save them as images. Our Brain is just a one server in a network of billions of Brains. Every information cannot be stored on a single server. These billions of brains on a whole forms the natural Google of the world. That’s the reason we connect with people, they are the links so at we can access the missing information from them. Some answers can be found only in the people we meet on a daily basis. They are connected to us for a reason.

There is even a cache memory in our brain which stores all the recent events in our life. There is even a reminder memory which reminds us of all the future events. There is even a flashback memory which feeds all the important events in the past. Our brain keeps juggling in between these memories to find the exact time-frame of the incident. Even these three memories may be responsible for dreams and nightmares. Proper juggling results in dreams, improper juggling results in nightmares!

The subconscious memory is the memory in which things related our mundane everyday activities are stored which doesn’t require specific thinking. This is an independent memory. To allot minimum possible space to this memory is recommended. If this memory is more, life becomes boring as brain is in idle state and there will be no creativity in thoughts.

Fill your neurons with light. As the digital world, The Digital Brain is made of zeros and ones, our brain is made of light and darkness. The natural brain. It works on the principle of default zeros, default dark as the initial position of all our thoughts and our task is to fill them with light so that the meaning of those thoughts can be understood.

All the thoughts which were born in our brain or adopted by our brain from others’ brain so far, still dwell in our brain entangled in some unidentified neurons.

So start feeding data in our brain, in a creative and searchable manner. And search for data with a efficient technique. Optimize your natural search engine.

SOLU TION is found when you search for questions with your SOUL ON IT. Thanks for reading.