Life Is Beautiful

Reply to Today’s Daily Prompt :
Salad Days
Is there a period in your own personal life that you think of as the good old days? Tell us a story about those innocent and/or exciting times (or lack thereof).


Child stares the ceiling whole day,
Barely speaks, Barely moves, Tears drooping….
Takes his favourite corner of the bed
Wanting to collapse into himself for shelter

People seem to be his enemies
He barely utters a word
Loves a world of his own
A world, where, being a child isn’t a crime

His mind seems to carve out an impression
He begins to feel it
Feel the moist love of his ‘companion’
The companion of all times – ‘Motherly Dog’

Peeking into the his eyes;
He tries to gather,
Gather all moments of joy,
Gather all embraces and love that he’s got

Dog tries to wipe,
Wipe the pearls flowing through his eyes
Wants to encapsulate the child,
Wants to give his all to bring a smile

Dog perishes
but still he is
He is in his deeds,
He is in his thoughts

And the best part
He tries to be like his ‘companion’
Because everyday he strives
He tries
to be twice the human as he is…..


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Unlocking Spirit

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Golden Key

You’ve been given a key that can open one building, room, locker, or box to which you don’t normally have access. How do you use it, and why?


Things got stuck
Everything seemed out of control
Life became a mess
Times since I got the caress

I was put to test
Expected to be the best
Burdened to rise above the Rest

Then the tide turned
Horizon drew a line of hope
Discarded every thought of ‘nope’
Hurrah!!! – I got the key to hope

No height seemed too much high
Spirit revved to give everything a try
‘I’ gave a sense of ‘We’
I became an all new me

Key was the spirit
Key was the boost
That was no less than Heroic
Unlocking the key I transformed into Stoic

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The Sun Will Rise…..

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Waiting Room

“Good things come to those who wait.” Do you agree? How long is it reasonable to wait for something you really want?


We all are Humans. We all are different from the other species on the planet in the way that we can change our lives, we have the power to transform our state into one that we desire with the aid of the best gift from the almighty- “Mind”.

Life is a melancholy which is crafted into a Song with the Ups and Downs, these might seem to be hectic and would pose problems to you, but without the ups and downs; you can introspect yourself that what your life would become.

Amidst the fast paced life, in order to gain money, freedom, job etc.; we don’t even notice that how intrinsically we are engulfed by the negative thoughts and feelings. Everything seems to be in a hap-hazard way and looks like that world has turned upside down.

The most important aspect of struggle,rather I should say, the key to making through it – Patience, goes into the dump of negligence. We aspire to see the effects of our work as soon as possible.Gradually, this makes us impatient and leads to a depressive attitude towards life. We forget everything and live in a space adrift from our goals.

What we forget is that if we continue to exhaust ourselves into our efforts, if we continue with our dilligent work-culture – One day, the Sun Will Rise. This too shall pass – this should be our attitude and without being discontented with our present acquisitions, we must anticipate that the best is yet to come. Waiting doesn’t means that we must stop, rather it states that we must help ourselves to get out of the situation and win with flying colours.Lastly, I want to say one thing

Tomorrow

A Mystical Land where 99% of the

Human Productivity, Motivation And

Achievement is Stored.

So Wait for it, Surely It Will Serve You with A Handful Of Opportunities.


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Child – Only By Definition

Reply to the daily prompt :

Good Tidings

Present-day you meets 10-years-ago you for coffee. Share with your younger self the most challenging thing, the most rewarding thing, and the most fun thing they have to look forward to.



Hello Rahul….How are You?….How you are doing these days? I start with a round of general introductory questions. But, I am shocked of not getting any reply. I am watching the boy sitting on the other side of the table, trying hard to speak,even utter a word but after all the melo-drama – He can’t. I was just about to apologise, but all of a sudden – A Hello!!!!

Indeed a very mild start to our conversation. With the thought of the boy being frightened, I changed my approach about talking to such a child who has too many fears to even utter a single word. Finally after talking for sometime I realised that the child “suffered” from stammering. The word in inverted commas has been with me since ages but I have always defied it and mocked at its face.

After realising that the child bore all the pressures in a surrounding that was full of domestic violence, hardships and the problem that stood on the top : Stammering. What it feels like when you take the centre stage and no sound comes from mic; rather sounds of mockery and joy fill in from other side of the stage. What it feels like to remain in a severely violence struck house and still go everyday and realise your full potential through your deeds.

I want to teach him that the biggest challenge lies within. The Challenge – When your inner being will fight with your outer being. You will be made to show an entirely different you. And, in case, the child wanted to remain the same, he would have to be the bearer of all the pain caused on account of it.

But above all this, I want to tell him that one day you’ll be among the few in India( 2nd most populous nation) and that day you’ll realise that you have turned the world upside down; not only yours but for others too. I really want to say him that you will perform and you’ll show not to world but to yourself that you have the mettle. For this achievement,you’ll have to pay, you’ll suffer the hardest time of your life, strive to see your grandma(everything in life) but will never see her. The last thing that’ll come is the Silver Lining and You’ll Be The One

After this Joy will be your constant companion always and you’ll have a family of friends and dear ones. And finally ,the true source of joy will come when you’ll witness the manifestation of your lost loved one in the best person you’ll meet till date. You’ll stay with the person not for now but for eternity to share, care and love.

Finally I want to say one thing I know myself now and I knew myself back then. I was a Child only by definition and became grown up even before being recognised as a child. But I always whispered to myself : I’ll break the shell , I’ll come out of it ….Rise from the Hell….I’ll come out of it.



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Jeans – Facts Inside It

Tale goes to the days of Gold Rush in California. People were coming there in search of Gold in numbers and this also drew a lot of merchants. One such German Merchant living in New York City was Levi Strauss. He, on behalf of his family left on a long voyage to the West Coast.

Earlier in those days for reaching the west coast with lots of goods sea route was preferred which went through Cape Horn( Near Chile in South America). Cape Horn was surrounded by various natural calamities and difficulties. Thus Levi also travelled through that route and reached West Coast in 8 months. Reaching there with covers and tents, he started his business.

One day a man told him, “ We needed rugged pants rather than these tents”. This stirred him and to provide rugged pants he started making pants out of the tent clothes. But their ruggedness caused discomfort, thus he ordered a French Fabric – Serge De Nimes. This is now popularly known as Denim.

But one problem remained unaddressed. The rugged pants tore off due to the thick fabric and threads alone weren’t able to hold the stitches together. In 1872 this problem came to a Romanian Tailor Jacob Davis who was working near a Mine Habitation. He used Copper Rivets near the high stress points  – Which you’ll see today also in your pockets and pants.

Due to unavailability of sufficient knowledge and paperwork he was unable to patent this work. He approached the manufacturer of such clothes – Levi Strauss. Thus On 20th May 1873 Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patented Copper Riveted Wearables under US Patent 139,121. This day is marked as the Birth Of Jeans and Birth Of Levis as a Brand.

Further in 1936 Levis started using a red mark on the rear left pocket to make the jeans identifiable from a distance. This all started the trend that we wear with attitude today.

The Present TrendMaker – Levi Strauss & Co.

Mining – Cradle of Evolution

Whenever we hear of Mining – What we have is a profession that is Tainted in Black. Not only due to the type of work that it encompasses within but also for the Corruption that has swept within. The highly paid and highly risky profession brings with it mis-management because of the powers being vested into wrong hands. I am not of the view that every one is corrupt but staunch believer of the fact that the process through which Mining Industry is ran by the Governments of Developed to Developing Nations is full of loop-holes which can be easily negotiated. The Black Money got its name from this Industry owing to all these things

But enough of this….Recently we hear these things very much in the news and everywhere. Tracing it’s past Mining was one of the major reason for the development and evolution of Mankind. I am writing to present you one such instance.

We all have heard of the Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco- The Rich West Coast of the World’s Most Powerful Nation – The United States Of America.California came into existence because of Gold Rush. Gold Rush was an extravagant unscientific drive of slaughter mining in which Gold was mined in the 1850’s. California was a part of Mexican territory though it had been occupied by the U.S. in the Mexican-American War. The area was ceded to the U.S. in the treaty of Guadalepe Hidalgo on Febraury 2 1848 less than 2 weeks after the discovery of Gold.

All this on account of Mining causing first the capture and then the formation of California.

Samuel Brannan holds the title of being the 1st Millionaire of that time owing to Gold Mining activity near Sacramento( Present Capital of California). Sam Brannan was a news paper publisher but soon transformed into an industrialist and real – estate holder to grab the opportunity of benefitting from the Mining Activity. The collection of Gold was done using Mercury which was no less than a magic trick in those times as Gold particles formed globules when dipped in Mercury. Reason behind this was the formation of Hg-Au Amalgam. Almost 150,000 people went towards West during those times but only 5% of them succeeded in reaping benefits from Gold Rush.

Thus it never matters how much we curse Miners, the bureaucrats behind the loopy and tangible processes…

Mining stands tall and Mining is the sole cause of the evolution of Industries.

A Ray Of Hope

Times have always been a changing ‘commodity’. I am referring to it as ‘commodity’ as you need to buy it for spending in activities that give you joy, happiness and life-bound pleasures. In today’s ever changing world you need to be too efficient a manager in order to realise the full potential of time.

Enough of time…let’s move on to our hopes

Time – It’s never on your side when you demand for it. Be it the best in business, time never stops for anyone. Time and again we are put the forefront to battle it out. Battle out of our wits to achieve or if not achieve, rather just make it to the finish line. Facing Problems has always been my “hobby”. I am referring it as hobby because I have a continuos array of them. These have now become a part of my life; truly an integral one.

I faced too many, facing now some and would be facing lot of them in future. All of us are like that; we all are the same. You and me are no different; we are inter-linked in one way or the other.

But amidst all these problems, hurdles lie the most important ones for us – people. Be it a friend, spouse, family member but we all need a resting places in these torrid times. We all need them not only for their presence but their words which remain with us even in their absence. For me, yes I’ve got One. Too small a number – Right??? But I am a staunch believer of the fact that God is also One. Thus, that One for me is Everything. Really I’ve been through so much in the past year and still happier than ever in that very year.

This is the effect that “One” had upon me. Whenever we feel low, it is the best to talk our heart out, no matter how much passive(introvert) we are. Talking our heart out to that person not only relieves us but also provides us with the long lost confidence in ourselves. Laying your head on their shoulders is so calming that it’s effect can be felt deep inside your heart. Do experience it, Do give the liberty to someone to heal you, to step inside you. Surely you’ll feel the strength and the love being imparted to you.

It’s much above the worldly relations that we are bound in, It’s much above the pains and hardships because for now and for always….

A ray of hope lies beneath that horizon.

You’re never gonna be alone
From this moment on, if you ever feel like letting go,
I won’t let you fall.
When all hope is gone, I know that you can carry on.
We’re gonna see the world out,
I’ll hold you ’til the hurt is gone.