Ain’t a single day

Ain’t a single day in my life where I don’t want to sing.

Ain’t a single day in my life where I don’t want to write a song.

Ain’t a single day in my life where I don’t want to dance.

Ain’t a single day in my life when I don’t want to teach someone something I know, and make them feel happy.

Hurray! I just narrowed down the ocean of things I have wanted to do, to 4 things I don’t want to spend a single day without doing.

 

Now you try. If you’re honest, it’ll take you seconds.

What life wants us to do

Life connects. It places you in a world, and calls you to be a part of it. It is filled with people who’re family, people whom you see and smile at and speak to everyday, and people whom you are yet to know and share a few chosen moments with.

And to add to the beauty of it, life puts people in different parts of the world, miles apart from where you have been placed, and in places with the most beautiful landscapes, with a lot of untouched nature and fables and futures of their own. Life wants you to cross borders. Of land, of religion, of language or culture. Life wants you to meet the most number of people you can. Because every person you meet is different from you, and yet, brings something into your life. It could be anything: a marriage, a friendship you’ll treasure, words you’ll never forget, a heart full of love, a new-found passion, a reason to live, a lesson to remember and be thankful for. It could be anything. Continue reading “What life wants us to do”

From the other side of this night on

From the other side of this night on; I promise I will:

– Not forget that I am from a country that needs its women to be strong and capable of protecting themselves

– Be a wonderful aunt to the little angel that’ll soon be born in my family

– Take a lot of photographs and put them up online as a collection

– Make and sing a lot of beautiful songs, and through them, reach out to people across the world in whatever way I can

– Write from the heart, every single day

– Make a lot of German friends

– Make a lot of friends

– Not waste food

– Do my own dishes after every meal

– Write at least the three books I’ve been wanting to write

– Keep myself fit

– Get back to classical dance

– Build my business up with passion

– Write, teach, sing and meditate everyday

– Do all the little things I can to make people’s days

– Explore travel-writing

– Make birthdays of my loved ones special

– Cook for my family more often

– Believe in my dreams, no matter what the world has to say

…and of course, I will wake up every morning with a smile of gratitude, and go to sleep every night with a prayer for everyone in this world to have every joy of mine.

Another year to live. Another year to experience. Another year to love.

Happy New Year!

Dreams of Then and Now – Part 3

It was not all wrong, but most of it was scattered. Maybe it was meant to be. Maybe the year was the time for me to find out what I wanted to do, and what I didn’t. So I did a lot of stuff; content writing, video-making, fashion and lifestyle reviews, website content writing, teaching, cooking, a diploma, excel-sheet making, plan-charting, press release writing, blog writing, photography, singing, running an office, re-learning driving, my first ever short-fiction release, my first ever playback singing gig for someone other than my brother, and a lot more. I did a lot, but at the end of the year, I know I haven’t done enough. If today were my last day, I’d probably die of the feeling of not having done enough. And the urge to do more. There’s a lot of energy waiting to be burnt into something remarkable. I know there’s loads of it. And though I don’t believe I can ever completely know what I want in life, I know what makes me feel happy and adds meaning to it. And I’m working on those things harder than before.

But the big question remains: How long from now Continue reading “Dreams of Then and Now – Part 3”

Dreams of Then and Now – Part 2

In those days of complete boredom and lethargy, dreams were rather revolutionary. Dreams of having quit the job, started up my own small publishing company, or a language institute, or a language service company. And dreams of building up my own business with such passion and intelligence, that in a couple of months, I would be able to pay up to the company I was going to leave, because I would be breaking the contract before serving my ‘sentence’ there. Then, secret dreams of getting married to this guy I got to know at work, or not, and then having kids, or not, and living happily ever after in the small world that we’d have around. Or not.

It turned out to be ‘Not’. But I did quit my creativity-slaughtering job. Continue reading “Dreams of Then and Now – Part 2”

Dreams of Then and Now – Part 1

It was easy attending college for a couple of hours, and dreaming about the future all throughout the rest of the day. In those dreams, I was a famous pop-star, a successful businesswoman, a writer, a teacher, a journalist, a renowned actress, a danseuse, and had been in different Indian cities, then in different German cities, and had stayed there for months.

Then came the job. The stable job. The yearning to earn and buy stuff for my family and myself. The yearning to be seen by the world as independent, responsible and free. The yearning to wear formal suits and get addicted to coffee and talk Continue reading “Dreams of Then and Now – Part 1”

Dreams of Then and Now

Hey! The year that was supposed to be the end, is ending. 4 days to go.

To me, the year has been, well, an eye-opener, a roller-coaster, a trip down the depth of the ocean and back. Since there’s no one word for it, and since there are a lot of things to be said, I’m putting them up right here on my blog as a series ‘Dreams of Then and Now’ in 3 parts, one part a day, and on 31st December comes the final and most special post of the series. For you. For me. For the life that the new year is going to take us through.

 

(Read the first post here.)