Few Thoughts!!!!!!

December 23, 2016

1)

Soul trip

I write this piece on my way back from another beautiful travel Rendezvous that i was fortunate enough to have experienced , And as I introspect the whole journey of a soulful  week  is when stirring realisations begin to subtly yet beautifully dawn on me .

These talks with myself while I  revisit memories to find the moral of each day that I experienced is one of the most intriguing yet satisfying time as it always and most definitely gives birth to  answers that I’ve been seeking .

Yes I got clicked like a aesthete and also went clicking the town red like a passionate seeker of art  coz it quenched one of the most procrastinated thirst of mine .

Yes I read the legendary Pablo Picasso for hours on the streets of the capital city of art  and was in sheer awe and admiration of the genius  , and it still gives me goose bumps , it does .

Yes I had the expresso’s  the  cappuccinos , the Turkish coffee’s like water and must admit that I enjoyed every bit of the bitter kick that they gave me in the beautiful chilly weather .

Yes i had lunches , dinners & conversations with unknown people of different cultures , leading me to a better understanding of varied eating habits ,variant ways of life , thinking patterns and languages .

Yes I went with the most open mind of wanting to experience ,than ever before and I return with an even more opened or must I say a enriched mind .

As Pablo picasso rightly says .”Here is only one way to see things,until someone shows us how to look at them with different eyes”.

Life I believe  should be like a ageing wine ,  as you grow old , you should also grow ripe. Your power ,Your stature , Your wisdom  should be on a upward journey .

For that to realise , u need time for yourself , that too now ,to introspect , to analyse , to experience , to travel , to make mistakes , to learn from your mistakes , to quench your hidden thirsts  .

It’s now that you are energetic , young , healthier than tomorrow metabolism wise then why not understand yourself more now than reflecting once you’re past these golden times  ?

Structured personalised holidays can  take u far , they make u do things you actually want to,they give you that space and that space creates the atmosphere of self understanding that does not happen in the  day to day quest for a bigger and a better life.

Time is now , time is such a beautiful present tense . Use it for yourself , and as your  life moves in its forward direction , will come  a day when  a most than more contented you will realise that you have  more and more time  for others . To share your wisdom ,To give back only for the betterment of  generations to come  . And that will complete the circle of your life .

Soul trip more 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

2)

 

Compromise …

The word means defeat without actually accepting mentally .

The word seems smart but only while it lasts.

The word is a anaesthesia on your wounds that will subside soon .

It’s our individual likes , dislikes ,beliefs  & experiences that give a complete shape to our square of ethics .

Once formed one should try to stick within that square .

Compromising on issues that u believe deeply is like living a life where anyone can come and slap on your face even if it ain’t your fault one bit .

Life is about balancing I’m aware but compromising isn’t a good word you’d like to have to be mentioned in  the book written in your memory  .

And I want u to believe me on this

Compromise less

 

3)

 

Compromise …

The word means defeat without actually accepting mentally .

The word seems smart but only while it lasts.

The word is a anaesthesia on your wounds that will subside soon .

It’s our individual likes , dislikes ,beliefs  & experiences that give a complete shape to our square of ethics .

Once formed one should try to stick within that square .

Compromising on issues that u believe deeply is like living a life where anyone can come and slap on your face even if it ain’t your fault one bit .

Life is about balancing I’m aware but compromising isn’t a good word you’d like to have to be mentioned in  the book written in your memory  .

And I want u to believe me on this

Compromise less

 

4)

 

As I sat on my return flight back to pune from Nagpur , I happened to put on my iPod as the flight took off , and so did it start playing my favourite Sufi renditions , just couldn’t realise how I got flown into a altogether different orbit . How soothing was that effect on the mind and the soul  , the words or may I call the  Alfaaz  , the strings ,the strums , the imaginations with the song going onto the  horizon and beyond .

I could actually feel my heart getting excited with the exemplary voice modulations , the sur , the taal . I can explain so much more but now the words desert me 🙂 .

To sum it up I did  feel intoxicated with the power of music .

Sometimes you just realise that happiness is around you every moment although in different forms .

What could have been a boring 90 mins turned out to be one of the most soul enriching experience .

।।जिसे ज़िंदगी धुंड रही है क्या ये वो मक़ाम मेरा है , यहाँ चैन से  बस रुक जाऊँ क्यों दिल ये मुझे कहता है ।। Imbibing the feel of such words through its melody is magic for me

Music & more 😉

 

5)

 

As I sat on my return flight back to pune from Nagpur , I happened to put on my iPod as the flight took off , and so did it start playing my favourite Sufi renditions , just couldn’t realise how I got flown into a altogether different orbit . How soothing was that effect on the mind and the soul  , the words or may I call the  Alfaaz  , the strings ,the strums , the imaginations with the song going onto the  horizon and beyond .

I could actually feel my heart getting excited with the exemplary voice modulations , the sur , the taal . I can explain so much more but now the words desert me 🙂 .

To sum it up I did  feel intoxicated with the power of music .

Sometimes you just realise that happiness is around you every moment although in different forms .

What could have been a boring 90 mins turned out to be one of the most soul enriching experience .

।।जिसे ज़िंदगी धुंड रही है क्या ये वो मक़ाम मेरा है , यहाँ चैन से  बस रुक जाऊँ क्यों दिल ये मुझे कहता है ।। Imbibing the feel of such words through its melody is magic for me

Music & more 😉

 

6)

 

Be better each day at the craft that u possess , in whichever way .

May it be a better understanding , an altogether new perspective , a better technique , a smarter way to be more efficient , a riveting exchange of thoughts with a genius in your craft .

March ahead with the ammunition of improvement in your craft each day just like the way the flowing water moves into newer pastures  . Coz ,the still water restricts itself to its own horizon .Improving is growing

Improve more

 

 

 

7)

 

When you’re at your prime , one mistake that  you make can ruin everything, and when u don’t give in to that mistake it elevates your stature even higher.

This attitude of continuing to act sensibly n perform greater is called Responsibility ..

Being known as Responsible is a huge acknowledgement along with distinct Recognition.

There’s a certain Class in being Responsible .. Be one 🙂

 

8)

 

The day our experience does not teach us a lesson ,for me ,is a day a spent in exile.

#Introspect Experiences

 

9)

 

Invest in gold get money

Invest in land get money

Invest in insurance get money

Invest in Relations get Life

Relations will be  the most Powerful assets in this 21st century .

Sow Relations … Reap Experiencing a life with Four seasons each one day .

 

10)

 

Will you have a story to tell ?

You’re born … You Grow up .. You Experience … You Evolve… You Achieve .. You Depart …

In this beautiful Circle of life  what matters in the end is wether the Life you lived had a story to tell or not …

Make your Existence count ,Let your life be such who’s  story will be told to this world .

 

11)

 

And u Dream High ,then Higher and then even Higher until the day you’re content with that one dream :). Even dreams find solace . Go find yours …

 

12)

 

Modified Moral of the Vintage Tale of the Rabbit and the Tortoise .

We all are aware of this age old Wisdom of the Tale of the Rabbit and the Tortoise . Fascinating it used to be to actually believe in the fact that the tortoise eventually wins .

Talent for me is the Rabbit and Intent the Tortoise in today’s competitive world .

But I believe that neither can win alone today . If the rabbit and the tortoise had travelled together , they could have beat anybody on this planet ,forget beating each other .When the rabbit tires with his gifted speed, would the tortoise keep moving with his gifted persistence and vice versa .

Great Talent if supported by  Genuine Intent and vice versa would most definitely be the Winner all the way .

So Instead of being proud of your talent or being content with your good intentions , try to gel the less dormant attitude or ability with the more dominating one, to rise way high  above the rest, in the time and age that you are living .

Let’s rewrite the story of the rabbit and the tortoise in today’s version with Our story of  Talent with Intent only for the world to Admire ,Adore and Revere .

 

13)

 

Modified Moral of the Vintage Tale of the Rabbit and the Tortoise .

We all are aware of this age old Wisdom of the Tale of the Rabbit and the Tortoise . Fascinating it used to be to actually believe in the fact that the tortoise eventually wins .

Talent for me is the Rabbit and Intent the Tortoise in today’s competitive world .

But I believe that neither can win alone today . If the rabbit and the tortoise had travelled together , they could have beat anybody on this planet ,forget beating each other .When the rabbit tires with his gifted speed, would the tortoise keep moving with his gifted persistence and vice versa .

Great Talent if supported by  Genuine Intent and vice versa would most definitely be the Winner all the way .

So Instead of being proud of your talent or being content with your good intentions , try to gel the less dormant attitude or ability with the more dominating one, to rise way high  above the rest, in the time and age that you are living .

Let’s rewrite the story of the rabbit and the tortoise in today’s version with Our story of  Talent with Intent only for the world to Admire ,Adore and Revere .

 

14)

 

And I think let my family have all the happiness, health n prosperity, then I also pray that my dearest friends have a happy life , then come all my relatives ,and  of course then I don’t forget my man Friday staff who I’m so great full to .. Just when the wish list is seemingly getting over, come people from different strata with more serious n grave issues that they face n I wonder ,oh my god yes there’s a more deeper list than I thought . And then comes the eureka ..

Antodaya . It’s the poorest, the most deprived , the worst health affected ,who deserve the most attention , help , compassion , assistance in every which way ..

And if we manage to even reach there Im sure will all problems around us just whiff away in no time ..

After all what u sow is what u reap …

Life dawns on you in its own charming way it does .

Let goodness , selflessness, graciousness be known by your name..

Give More 🙂

 

15)

 

Accept or Expect ???

Journey of life is like a journey of a train from Kashmir to Kanyakumari , you start with a certain set of people on board but u end up not with the same for sure ..

Few drop down as their destination arrive never to come back , few get down and join few stations later , few join later only to get down with time and some join at a point n continue till the end .. Only a few that too if any ,start n end with u …

This is life , accept that not all relations are meant for eternity , accept and respect  that each ones journey is unique n meant to travel to his or her own destination, accept that u may be the only one standing at the end of the journey and righty so ,as it is the journey of your own life .

Hence accept instead of expecting Coz Futile it is to fight the inevitable .

Fill the journey of your life with Acceptance rather than Expectance to experience a fulfilling  journey from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in the train of your life  :))

 

16)

Intelligence is not about only understanding the theoretics , Intelligence is about practically implementing the theoretics to the T ;)…

It’s the Intelligent who are chased by the world:)

So……..Let the chase begin ….

 

17)

Intelligence is not about only understanding the theoretics , Intelligence is about practically implementing the theoretics to the T ;)…

It’s the Intelligent who are chased by the world:)

So……..Let the chase begin ….

 

18)

Only Talent has the Power to Mesmerise this World . The Trick is to discover that Talent within you :).

Deepen the search within , u never know, One day the world could be at your feet !!!

 

 

19)

 

There’s ‘Class’ in spending within a budget even if u have loads of money

There’s ‘Class’ in not buying that New pair of Cut black shoes when your wardrobe is actually suffice

There’s Class in not eating that extra slice of bread when your stomach is saying its full 🙂

There’s ‘Class’ in passionately preserving every little thing that you’ve bought with love n a reason .

There’s ‘Class’ in being Contended 🙂

Acquiring wisdom not wealth is being “Classy”

Toast to a beautiful Sunday morning and to “Class”

 

20)

 

Coming age is gonna be The Age of excellence i believe .. For those who aim the sky n believe in their own potential should be armed with one lethal weapon …”Discipline”. Trust me guys , Potential with Impeccable Discipline is the only way to the Top in this  coming age of Excellence …

#TimeToImposeMilitaryRuleOnOurselves:)

 

21)

 

Adapt More :)…

Ain’t it really hot in summers ? You adapt using fans , coolers , air conditioners right ?

Ain’t  it shivering cold in winters ? You adapt using jackets , blankets n heaters right  ?

Ain’t  it water everywhere in the rainy season ? You adapt using umbrellas n  raincoats right ?

When u can adapt to all the seasons of Nature without complaining why can’t you adapt to the associated people n the unforeseen circumstances  in your life ? 🙂

Adapting to whatever life throws at you is Conquering life  . Want to conquer more ? Adapt more 😉

 

22)

 

10 commandments that I believe in ..  Just incase it resonates 🙂

#1Sleep 8 hours .. The best stress buster for your mind ..

#2Workout that 60 mins each day .. A healthy body is the luckiest you can get don’t take it for granted.

#3Eat but slowly it does wonders to your digestion .. Give each of those meals it’s due respect .

#4Try to pursue your hobby at least  once a week … The smile on your face once done will tell u why 🙂

#5Pay gratitude to God each day in your own way .. Blessings are always subtly beautiful 🙂

#6One phone call to your buddy n one to your mom n dad makes your day a hay day .. Try it ..

#7Truly Appreciate at least one person in a day ..  Happiness on his face keeps the doctor in your life away 🙂

#8Go out for a drive alone with your thoughts … Question n answer  with yourself can give  you answers you’ve been  seeking for years 🙂

#9One beautiful song at the start n End of the day adds that much needed soothing touch to your heart …can u hear it 🙂

#10Love yourself madly, only then you’ll love the world outside … Romance personified :)))

Moral :” Invest ” in shaping yourself  to be a Winner in the Longer Run of this beautiful journey called Life :)!!!!

 

23)

 

Life n the Game of Chess …

Pyada .. Haathi.. Uuunth..ghodaa..vajir…aur Raja…..

6 Varied DNA of warriors but don’t they fight every second of our lives;)?..

Chess best resembles Life

God it’s the most orgasmic game that a human ever created .. It’s way toooo deep , it makes u think , it makes u realise what life is actually ?

The moral of chess is ,start with the “pawns” n end with the “king “intact .. My grand father use to always say how much ever a person Earns in life what matters is what did he possess when he died?

What u possess when u die is eventually recognised by this world  as what you earned your whole life ..

This ones to a Royale  game, that if understood how to play ,makes the game of your life worth a life :)…

 

24)

 

Sense n Essence n the  circle of life

There’s a sky above the sky ;)? …  Not everything in life  has to have sense only if u understand something that’s known as essence ;)..understanding the  Essence fuels passion, passion is what inspires, inspiration gives birth to creation 😉 , creation is the only road to fulfilment n  finally fulfilment is what makes your life look Sense … Welcome to the circle of life from sense to essence n back to sense 😉

 

25)

 

Nature n Your Nature 😉

A Gorgeous Sunset … A Serene skyline .. A Beautiful tree ..A stunning  night … All these orgasmic adjectives used  to define only one phenomenon n that’s Nature :)…. May this world when your name crops up b reminded of only these adjectives 😉 .. such be the remembrance of your Nature ;)…

Align with Nature to be recognised as the  real Natural :))))))))))))))

 

 

26)

 

Life .. A magical Mystery

Money spent is the only road to more money earned ..

Knowledge shared is what spurs imbibing more  n more knowledge ..

Love given selflessly is the gateway to receiving more n more Love …

Life experienced truly is a life that’s truly lived..

Giving is the highway that leads to  only one destination n that’s ..Receiving….

The earth is round for a reason ..

Life’s a full circle for a reason

U meet life only when u face it every moment .

For me the only meaning of the word “Magic ” is that you’re ” Alive “…

You’ve blessed this world for a cause .. One who finds that is the one who’s eventually n ironically  known as ” lucky “…

There’s always a mystery about the unknown n that unknown is Life …

Enjoy this magical mystery while it lasts n that is indeed …..”Life  ;)…..

 

27)

 

Introspect More :)…

As I sit in peace in search of peace:),at this beautiful lounge of The Prana Spa in Mahableshwar , listening to soulful Indian classical music , overlooking a beautiful green valley , reading profound  thoughts  of one mahartia Ra … all that comes to mind is that only n only deep Introspection leads you to the answers that you’re searching in life .

Over a period I’ve experienced that when u fully know what u want in every aspect of your life only then you are truly in command of your life .. Being sorted is the best gift that you can give yourself n that comes only when u delve inside that deep soul of yours ..

Ain’t it fascinating ? To know what exact u want ?, what makes u feel complete ? What makes you truly happy ? Knowing first ,then experiencing it n then evolving again after Introspecting  ;)…

A journey of evolution that’s unending …

As of today after two stimulating hours in solitude , all I’ve realised is that i need to know India better . Trust me India will be the top tourist destination within the next decade . There’s so much to be explored that one life will fall short …

May it be Indian food , Indian music , Indian Culture ,Indian traditional Clothing  , Indian sports n Akhada training culture , Ayurveda , Yoga , Ancient Indian History, Holy Pilgrimages , Freedom Fighters , exotic locales from Ladakh to Pondicherry … In every canvas of life India has to offer the best that you can find anywhere in the world ..

I’ve found my want

I want to understand my country , my India the most in it’s every aspect that I can this very life ..

Isn’t life simpler now ? My perspective is clear now may it be travelling , reading , writing , everything , I know my canvas now n that too A to Z  🙂

All I need to do is focus on achieving my objective n isn’t it going to be a fascinating , Intriguing n evolving Journey ?

Feel so relieved within suddenly n that relief has brought a smile on my face :)…

This is what Introspection can do to your life .. It gives you the most desired fuel of your life n that is ” The Purpose ” of your life …

I believe that along with fulfilling my Karma (Politics ) , Dharma (Family ), Artha (Finance ), progressing on this journey will lead me to the ultimate destination that  I seek  ” Moksha ” (Me)….

Introspect more :)))

 

28)

 

Business-Sutra ..

How on earth can a shave be more expensive than a hair cut ? Can u believe there are 55 different ways of shaving ?

The Art of Shaving New-York  is one magical experience  , truly original yet seemingly impossible business model to sustain in this challenging world of American realty .. But Trust me it’s a winner all the way successfully running all over the United States ..

I believe that as a entrepreneur if you  have conviction in your vision , hard work being the constant :),then come what may the world will be at your feet ..

Creativity with Conviction = Victory with Satisfaction :)…

That’s my Business Sutra 🙂

 

 

29)

 

Music …

Forget the lyrics , forget the instruments , forget the tempo …

Music for me is a Bluetooth connection between the sound that is being played n your heart .. If it connects ,it’s pure “bliss” … A master piece that makes your heart dance in itself is for me Music :)…..

Wanna sync with yourself ? Music more ;)…..

 

30)

 

Winner …

Way back in 2003 , a 69 year old architect S.n singh looking at a ugly restaurant exhaust told me  that ” the challenge in life is to convert  your weakness into your strength … Trust me he converted that ugly exhaust into a tree trunk n that became the talking point of the town …

Imbibe this, “your weakest weakness can be your strongest strength ;)”

All you’ve to do is focus on the transition ,truly , deeply , madly 😉 …

Winning a lost battle is what gives birth to some one who are known as ..”Winners “…..

Be a Winner:))))

 

31)

 

The Traveller in Me   …

From the time that I remember I can always recollect that one thing I can’t blame my life even a bit about is the amount of Travelling that I’ve experienced . May it be South of india  from Bangalore to kanya-kumari or may it be North of India from Delhi to Kashmir or May it be in our Maharashtra from Mumbai to Amravati .. Do remember the much awaited Mahableshwar   vacation every summer too . Trust me those were the  formation days as a child my eyes were fortunate to see so many parts of my country .. The means were by car mostly right till Jaipur or kanyakumari and the travel days were longer , accommodations simpler , food mostly at the Famous Dhaba’s :)…

As I grew up I developed a liking to International cities , Fast ,Famous , Busy , Trendy , Lively was  what I loved madly  .. Right from Mumbai to Delhi to Shanghai  to Singapore to NewYork  .. Just the walk on the streets of these cities was like finding myself .. Sitting at the street side Starbucks cafe for hours wondering how on earth can life be such a beauty , searching myself in this toweringly successful world , enjoying the weather , getting inspired by sheer Presence of the multinational companies on the most expensive realty streets across the world 🙂

Hated the time in calmer cities big time , I remember having flown back half way from a 8 day Sydney trip back in 2008 as I could not  see a single person on the street after 8 on weekdays that is 🙂 . Loneliness was a loser then even at the best of calmer locations …

And then things started changing , really don know how ? On my second visit to the United States Los Angeles seemed better than Newyork , Singapore n Mumbai din excite that much anymore as Maldives and Kanha .. As the beautiful song goes ” Zara Zara phoolo se Udne laga Mann mera , Zara Zara kato se lagne laga Mann mera ;)….

I used to always wonder what on earth do these foreigners do on the beaches sitting from 9 am to 6 pm ? Lying lonely in the sun , nor talking a single word , reading profound wisdom .

And now I do enjoy that Goa  loneliness the most , that silence the most , that sun Doesn’t feel that hot at all ,that tanning does not seem bad  to  me one bit;)..  That Jungle at Kanha seems so serene with its own natural music , even the valley at Mahableshwar seems in solitude forever :)))…

As I sit silently on this serene Hill top at the Raga in rishikesh overlooking the beautiful Ganges all I feel that I’ve a come a full circle .. I couldn’t have been happier .. Travel is a medium to experience more n the more u experience the more u know yourself . Infact I’m so dead sure that the more you travel , all those flights , trains , road trips ,thousand of miles across the globe is just for one purpose ” To Find us “:))…

Don’t know where my journey will lead me eventually but as of now all I can wish  is ” Mainu Nazar na lag jave” ..

Trust me … Travel More

 

32)

 

Optimist and The Newtons law of Motion .

There are times when we feel tired , times when we feel low , times when we feel it’s not the same world .

Oh common can we afford to be low ? Can we afford to be tired ? can the world afford really to not be the same ;)?

Boss for every action  there’s a equal  n opposite reaction …

So as per the moral of Newton’s law of motion , the moment u feel low , tired n unforgiven , understand that the next moment is gonna be high , energetic n forgiven ;)…

Be a Eternal Optimist .. Do Gift yourself this orgasmic gift n thats being a optimistically optimist ;)))

 

33)

 

Travel More    …

From the time that I remember ,one aspect I can’t blame about my life one bit about is the amount of Travel that I’ve experienced . May it be South of India  from Bangalore to Kanya-Kumari or may it be North of India from Delhi to Kashmir or May it be in our Maharashtra from Mumbai to Amravati ..

Do remember the much awaited Mahableshwar vacation every summer too .

Trust me those were my formation days ,as a child my eyes were fortunate to see so many parts of my country .. The means were by car mostly right till Jaipur or Kanyakumari and the travel days were longer , Accommodations Simpler , Food mostly at the Famous Highway pDhaba’s :)…

As I grew up I developed a liking to International cities , Fast ,Famous , Busy , Trendy , Lively was  what I loved Madly  .. Right from Mumbai to Delhi to Shanghai  to Singapore to NewYork  .. Just the walk on the streets of these cities was like finding myself .. Sitting at the street side Starbucks cafe for hours wondering how on earth can life be such a beauty , searching myself in this toweringly successful world , enjoying the weather , getting inspired by sheer Presence of the multinational companies on the most expensive realty streets across the world 🙂

Hated the time in calmer cities big time , I remember having flown back half way from a 8 day Sydney trip back in 2008 as I could not  see a single person on the street after 8 pm on weekdays that is 🙂 . Loneliness was a loser then even at the best of calmer locations …

And then things started changing , really don know how ? On my second visit to the United States ,Los Angeles seemed better than Newyork , Singapore n Mumbai din excite that much anymore as Maldives and Kanha .. As the beautiful song goes ” Zara Zara phoolo se Udne laga Mann mera , Zara Zara kato se lagne laga Mann mera ;)….

I used to always wonder what on earth do these foreigners do on the beaches sitting from 9 am to 6 pm ? Lying lonely in the sun , nor talking a single word , reading profound wisdom .

And now I do enjoy that Goa  loneliness the most , that silence the most , that sun Doesn’t feel that hot at all ,that tanning does not seem bad  to  me one bit;)..

That Jungle at Kanha seems so serene with its own natural music , even the valley at Mahableshwar seems in solitude forever :)))…

As I sit silently in this serene valley at the Raga in rishikesh overlooking the beautiful Ganges below and the Himalayas intimidating right in front of me , all I feel that I’ve a come a full circle .. I couldn’t have been happier .. Travel is a medium to experience more n the more u experience the more u know yourself . Infact I’m so dead sure that the more you travel , all those flights , trains , road trips ,thousand of miles across the globe is just for one purpose ” To Find you”:))…

Don’t know where my journey will lead me eventually but as of now all I wish  is ” Mainu Nazar na lag jave” ..

Trust me … Travel More

 

34)

 

जरी बाप सारे  जगाचा परी ,तू अमहा लेकरांची िवठू – माऊली

This is when, u can’t see any cast creed n religion miles around

This is when, extreme heat or heavy rain is also a wonderful companion

This is when ,your feet actually weather the sweet pain cheerfully n move on n on

This is when ,u value that sip of water  ever than before  .

This is when ,u realise how uncomplicated can life actually be

But most importantly

This is when ,u realise the “Existence   Of  God ” …

For me The Palkhi experience takes you closer  to the “Supreme Power” fondly known as “God” :)))!!!!!

माऊली माऊली माऊली माऊली …माऊली रूप तुजे !!!!

 

 

 

 

35)

 

Power …

A restaurant which provides  the best food n service over a period is one that always attracts customers … Power ..

A Doctor who passionately cures patients is one whose clinic is always lined up with people … Power

A mechanic who services your car the best is never short of work may there be thousands of multinational companies competing :).. Power ..

A leader who solves the real issues of the common man is the one who gets re- elected the most …Power ..

Power comes to those who serve selflessly ..

Wanna b Powerful ? Serve More ;)…

 

36)

 

Eureka ??? Not really 🙂 Wisdom??? yes it is :))))

Imagine … U excited to attend a prestigious function , U get super ready for it like totally:) , U think that you’re indeed the best in the world right this moment seeing yourself in the mirror:) , U reach the venue n the hosts actually love the way you looking but they just don’t have the time to appreciate you n give u that most deserved extra 2 mins … What’s next is a Lil disappointment that’s actually huge within ….

The Moral …..

Food is the same , prepared with lots of love , the best ingredients , served hot , savoured with loved ones n then eaten fast , eaten with eyes on tv , phone or magazines is a big big disappointment to the Annadata ..

I Don care where’s  the world guiding us all , but I truly believe eating food slowly n relishing it’s taste to the core every bite n bite is the only way to a truly satisfied n a healthy U 🙂 try it to believe it :)))

 

37)

 

Fight … Conquer your  Everest ?

Have u ever realised , we fight our battle within everyday .

Fight to be better at work

Fight to manage our time more efficiently .

Fight to get up on time early morning

Fight to eat right

Fight to hit the gym

Fight to Read more

Fight to gain some” me time “in peace

Fight to full-fill our procrastinated hobbies

Fight to Live each second as we evangelised ..

Now if this fight is already more than  enough there’s absolute no time nor reason to fight with anyone else than ourselves 🙂 ..

So if anyone apart from yourself in this entire universe intends to fight with you ,just tell him these 3 words ” Too busy Mate “:)

Trust me the winner in life is one who fights hard n conquers himself 🙂

Now that’s a Mount Everest that id like to conquer within :)….

 

38)

 

My Kit Kat break :)…

February 4th  2012 to 10th June 2014

2 years , 4 months n 6days or to be precise 856 days of sheer madness .. Only one Goal .. To see my father as the member of parliament in Narendra Modi Sarkaar .. Today as I return from Delhi I finally feel that the task that id cut out for myself is now complete . As I remember, the whole journey was full of struggle , lots of hardwork , lots of smart work too 🙂 , some major luck , serious In calculated risks:) , only to finally achieve what I aspired the most . After witnessing my father  in the first parliamentary session along with the Prime minister of india on Tuesday morning from the special gallery something inside me got calm in a way that I never felt these last 856 days . They say it’s not the art of living,  it’s the art of Leaving 🙂 .. Leaving your objectives once achieved at the right time and searching for newer ones ..

I missed all that I used to do before I got into this sheer passionate journey , being a health freak I took 100% no care of my health :), music my soulmate must have missed me like hell , my routine which I was obsessed about was no where to be seen :).. My business was fatherless these many days ..The Philosophical books in my personal  library must have been crying ;), My Family is like ” we think we know you 🙂 .

As a Politician ,The task of serving my country will always be the top priority but all these aspects of my life whom I love were totally neglected for these many days and now I’m passionately looking forward to be my old me 🙂

My words to myself are ” Siddharth Shirole” aaja tujhko pukare Teri parchaiya 🙂 “…

I believe The journey of Life is long , the mind n the body has to be serviced to keep up with your desires n ambitions .. And what better than revisiting the Good old you once in a while before you embark on your next passionate journey 🙂 …

So for some time it’s a Kit Kat Break with Me Time :)…

 

39)

 

The Secret of Zelda …

And There was a game in the first modern video game “Nintendo  Samurai”  which I could never conquer even though I reached the last stage … called  Zelda !! Do u Remember one Dushyant Baravkar ? :)!!

The moral of the story is …

We love our mom

We love our grand parents

We love our father

We love our brothers n sisters

We love our friends

We love our wives / husbands

We love our kids

We love ourselves

And then what do we love ?

That’s what life is about 🙂

To find the what we love the most 🙂

I’ve found my love … I love my Nation:)))))

The Legend of  Zelda … I’ve finally conquered you :)))

 

40)

 

Whatever may be the contours of your body .. U wear clothes that makes it look beautiful .. Why can’t u make the contours of your thoughts , dreams n aspirations also look beautiful :)# Do what u love 🙂

 

41)

 

Problems … A blessing in disguise ? Indeed:)

1997 June Engineering first year 3 ATKT down .. Problem yes .. Blessing ? Felt the humiliation deep only to Pass out in 4 years with first class first 🙂

2004 November sitting in a Pooja stretched my non worked out body so much that ended with a multiple slip disc … Problem yes . Blessing ? Started working out slowly ,surely but permanently and yes can climb the Sinhagad today without much of a effort 🙂

2012 February aspired for the Corporation ticket from the Bjp only to be denied .. Problem yes .. Blessing ? Worked harder had faith in the party and got rewarded with the ticket for the Member of parliament for my father 🙂

My experience says Problems indeed are a blessing in disguise .. Learn to accept them, introspect them , have faith in your abilities  n keep walking and trust me you’ll win them over ..

It ain’t rocket science always my dear friends  🙂

The true blessings in your life that Shape your Character for the Good  are Problems Indeed :)))

 

42)

 

Kids …Keep it as simple n natural as they are 😉

Remember being one of most shy student in my school days . Around 60% aggregate of 10 years of schooling;) .. Never a monitor forget a head boy 🙂

Remember playing video games at home with computer levels actually dead seriously when in college ,away from all the cut throat competition of results all around me 😉

Remember never been addressed or even talked about as ambitious by a single person in my life as I started looking after my hotel business 😉

But you know what ? Nothing’s a better teacher than Experience and time itself 🙂 .. Life has it’s own way of sculpting you .. Only thing you need is to follow it’s pulse ..

As a father all I now firmly believe is to give my kids a good environment   to grow up in , without any competition , without any expectations .. Don’t push them to “become” … Just let them “be”;)))..

And some where some day at some point of life even they’ll find the pulse of their lives and then trust me even their story will read   ” They lived happily ever after ”

Want your kids to be” them” ?Keep it simply Natural ;)))

 

43)

 

My Principle of Philanthropy

I don know why but I never have understood why do people offer so many gifts to god when they visit temples ?

I’ve seen people spend lakhs on donations to temples and fight hard  for giving Rs 200 extra to their maids , just find it a major put off .

I feel God is here to give us and by giving us and fulfilling our wishes he wants us to give more to the society and not to him .

One day ,few years back I was dropped home  by a rickshawala and he din have any change, on my own I just left tipping the remaining Rs 70 to him . U know I felt better , like real better , could see the smile n gratitude on his face while leaving .

Since then I’ve   developed this unusual practice of not offering anything to any trust , or temple .

All I do is that I try to spend the money that I intend to donate to people who are around me rendering good services , my cook , my drivers , my waiters , or any person who deserves more than what he’s really served me .

Trust me I feel more happier and satisfied than ever . And when I go to any temple now I even pray harder to God and with a lot of right I ask him  to give me more so that I can also give more ;))))

#Touchwood in my life all I feel  now is “Meherbaan hua Rab ” 🙂

 

44)

 

Secret …

The Secret recipe..

The Secret friend…

The Secret ritual….

The Secret experience…..

What’s a Secret ? Secret  for me means ” Special “…

Special  moments of our lives are indeed the real secrets of our lives 🙂 Preserve your secrets deep within you ,only then will you always cherish the Special Moments of the journey your life :)))

 

45)

 

Sunday moment on a Monday …

It was 7.50 pm , I’d just had a refreshing bath after a tiring jog , was about to to settle in my reading lounge when my elder son came up saying he’d received a note from the school about getting his haircut done .. The shop that he has a haircut normally closes at 8 pm .. We sat on my bullet , started chatting ,and the traffic was little busy , I had to stop at almost all the traffic signals that came in the way :)..

The parking was full on FC road which took that extra time to get parked .. As we reached the shop with a warm smile the owner said ‘sorry sir the Shop is closed :)’..

And we left , my son was like no worries dad we will come again tomorrow , chatting again having fun on the bike till we arrived home .. Sometimes a activity that misses it’s objective in turn gives a lot of surprise satisfaction . An impromptu event , that had a lot of obstacles turned out to be one of the liveliest conversation with my son on a one to one level which normally  is tough with the busy schedules of a 12 year old evolving child and a good for nothing politician father :)….

Isn’t there something to experience out of everything :)…

There’s a saying ,Life is lived between the lines too .. I totally second the thought :)…

#MySundaymoment on a Monday :)))

 

46)

 

What to expect when you’re expecting ?;)….

Expectations is the mother of all miseries :)…

There’s a saying ” when you break a egg it’s a murder , but when the chicken comes out on its own it’s a birth …

Remember being told thousand times to exercise by my father in my early twenties only to be neglected swiftly by me 🙂 , one day it was deep pain in my back that made me realise the importance of exercising.. The Realisation came from pain  …

Remember being told it’s important to look after the business during my college days by my mom manier times only to be overlooked casually until the day when the bank sent me a NPA notice and then it was only business all the way .. The Realisation came from a crisis …

Since then Ive realised from that experiences both good and bad teach you more about life than anything else and that too at the appropriate time in your life  , hence it’s wise not to expect anything forcefully from any one , if u really expect anything from your closed ones then do one thing .. Pray n expect  that they experience their moment of redemption soon and then trust me your expectations will be fulfilled without even mentioning 🙂 ….. What experience  teaches is Permanent :)… Hence live n let live is the best philosophy ..

 

47)

 

Our Story of a 2 feet by 2 feet tile ..

This  dormant thought in my mind  took  a lot of time to  get penned  down 🙂

Whenever I walk on a 2’*2’tile floor walkway ,I try to walk straight , not shifting to the tile on the side row , n I’ve realised that I can walk straight without shifting, the whole distance with ease  .

Now imagine walking straight on the same 2’*2’tile  walkway that’s at a height of 10 feet :), Yes you can walk through but you aren’t that comfortable isn’t it ?

Now imagine walking the same 2’*2′ tile at a height of 20 feet ,Whoa that’s tough like one in 50 people can do it I suppose , not me definitely as of yet 🙂 .

I’ve always wondered “why” ? The space is same but as u move out of your comfort zone you become insecure . You fear the risk of falling , getting hurt even though the thrill n feeling of achievement is more than the usual ground floor boring walk .

In life I feel manier times we just don’t leave our comfort zone and hence cannot realise the dormant potential that we possess . And trust me all the so called  “greats ” have some day or the other moved out of Their comfort zone n walked the 2’*2′ tile walkway from the height they believed they could .

All I want to say is that if u know you real good at something n yet if you’re  holding yourself back for whatsoever rhyme or reason , do walk your fears n daemons once and experience  the feeling of getting Liberated 🙂 .

Why wait for another life ? Why can’t it be just “why not now ?;)

Reach out to yourself , Do Walk your 2’*2′  tile walkway from a height that your dreams n aspirations deserve 🙂

 

48)

 

Click More 🙂 …

What’s Photography ? Capturing the beauty of life in a lens.. I strongly believe that if you have the eye ;), yes you can be a photographer … All you’ve to do is pause when your heart likes any visual that crops up and just press click , you’ll realise you’ve clicked a special moment of your life for life 🙂 And isn’t life a compilation of the special moments lived over the years ?..

Click More 🙂

 

49)

 

Change the Only Constant & Few Brownie Points as Toppings..

Have u ever realised that our mood isn’t the same each day ?

One fine morning it’s fantastic and the next its kinda weird 🙂 ..

The reason is that Change is the only constant …

We change every day , age wise , wisdom wise , experience wise and so does the world and the nature  around us ..

So my advice is ” Make Hay while the Sun shines 🙂 ..

When you’re in that rockstar mood get as many things done as possible that you’ve evangelised ever in life coz u never know what’s the change tomorrow.

Just a few brownie points I felt worth adding 😉

 

50)

 

The Off beat Male …

One who Cooks Delicious ..

One who’s a elegant Ballroom Dancer .

One who’s deeply Philosophical

One who Travels  the Virgin lands

One who writes and gives birth to his own quotes 🙂

One who’s sorted enough to understand modern art ..

One who’s a creative Photographer

One who’s passionately Patriotic ..

One who’s pulse is classical music

One who gets a high seeing any form of Creativity

One who loves Nature truly deeply madly .

One who’s soft in actions  but firm in resolve ..

Finally one who realises the reason he’s come into this world 🙂

Offbeat male for me is the New Charmer in town  🙂

 

 

51)

 

Have u ever observed ,the higher we go in the sky there’s even more space above 🙂 It’s a unlimited Journey upwards … Even the sky isn’t the Limit 😉 .. Thoughts are similar in Caste & Breed  😉 .. Deeper you go within there’s more and more space underneath  .. Evolution has no limit too .. Keep Introspecting n Evolving , you’ll be surprised in which orbit within  does life take you eventually ;)…

 

52)

 

Better life … Overnight or Over a Period ????

I’ve been running a restaurant for the past 14 years .. Some 8 years back one particular night very few people turned up to eat and around 11 in the night I received a call saying that food of almost 50 people would be thrown .. In sheer panic I sat on the dinner table and asked my staff  to serve me the food … I hogged hogged in desperation but all I could eat is food consumed by at the max 3 people … And then I realised I’ve got to accept the situation , the moment I did all eased around me .. The next day onwards a better planning ensured the crisis din repeat … I learned for life that any setbacks small or big  never can be resurrected in a flash … Learn from your mistakes , introspect failures , and most importantly forgive yourself ASAP specifically if you’ve blundered :)..

Life lived step by step , evolving with experiences , getting wiser with  days passing by subtly is a Life that’s changing for the better 🙂 …

May it be  health , wealth or Peace of mind  ,with patience , persistence  & introspection ,life changes for the better over a period and not overnight 🙂 Cheers …

 

53)

 

Height …

Why’s life so orgasmic when viewed  from the ” Plan ” ? 😉

Why’s  the terrace ever more beautiful than the balcony ? 😉

Why’s  6 feet height always more desirable for any alpha male ? 😉

Why’s Kashmir missed truly deeply madly ? 😉

Why’s the Prime minister of india always the most aspired ambition ? 😉

There’s a strange addiction in this word ” Height ” ….

Rise up .. It’s one life .. Make it count ..  Imbibe the essence of this noun ”  Height ” …

 

54)

 

Red versus Yellow… And the winner is ..????

As the sun sets the lights go on…..

That’s when if u observe the vehicle flow at a traffic signal from a height all you can see is red lights of the waiting vehicles from the rear side on one side of the road and the yellow lights of the moving vehicles from the front view on the other side of the road .. To be biased the red’s are more than the yellow .. The evil is heavy on the good … But with patience and time the In wait , red light vehicles diminish and it’s the yellow light ones who free flow .. Similarly in life the obstacles seem overpowering at first , but if u hold your ground ,the persistent  do prevail and are eventually  acknowledged as “The Winners” 🙂 …

Be the yellow’s coz the ultimate line that life reads is  ” Jo jeeta wahi Sikandar ” 🙂

 

55)

 

Materialistic pleasures ..

The excitement about buying a new car is super .. But what happens to that feeling after  a few days of owning that car ?

The excitement of getting that higher post in the organization you work is very high .. Again what happens to that feeling after few days of getting promoted ?

The Excitement of having a lavish birthday party  is orgasmic .. But does it remain the same as time passes after the event ??

I believe that Materialistic pleasures are  meant to only inspire you to get to your objectives..and not to display your richness to the world outside, otherwise you will end up  becoming a slave of these pleasures …

If u are true To your conscience I’m sure a 50 year old tree near your house gives you a consistent permanent satisfaction than any of these materialistic pleasures .. …so, Enjoy  these materialistic pleasures in your daily life only  as much as you enjoy , salt in your  food…  then they will   really inspire u ….Life is simple , its we humans who make it complicated …Its one life .. Live it smart …

 

56)

 

Life .. A Craft with conviction ..

It’s kinda complex , but the challenge is to understand what your heart longs the most this very moment !!!!! Nothin is more beautiful than the life that each one of us individually live only if we can understand our pulse in its present tense 😉 … Introspect .. Understand .. And have the balls to execute what your present  demands the most with conviction stronger than strongest 😉 .. Or else you will b left with words like ” woh jo adhuri si baat baki hain” … Life is a craft and craft is nothin but creation and creator is one who has conviction in his imaginations ..

Live life with conviction in your abilities and trust me when this road ends it will have your name on it  😉 …

 

57)

 

Colours …and the Why ???

Why’s the grass green ?

Why’s the sky blue ?

Why’s the night black ?

Why’s the day bright yellow  ?

Why’s the cloud grey ?

Why do all these hold their ground ? Why don’t they Change ???

Moral of the Story … You, yes I’m talking about you .. Each one of us is a rare and individual diamond .. Carefully crafted to be what we are today … Love yourself the way you are … Hold your ground and see where life takes you …Always  Be the individual you are that’s the best gift you can give yourself and a new carefully crafted diamond to the world :)))))

 

58)

 

Been there ….done that , but from now On what ????!!!!

Myth or truth ????

Gosh this ones for my loved ones who are in their 30’s…

We were 16 when we could have opted for arts coz we loved it than our family history which desired science 🙂

We were 18 when we could have been in a fascinating course of political science rather than a boring 4 year old engineering torture or vice versa …

At 22 we could have been doing what we loved as our career rather than begging for a job where we always struggled to understand the basics !!

Ok after some serious fast forward at 30 plus we might be married , having 3 kids , having a well settled life and yet if there’s a feeling that something’s missing badly ????

Then trust me from 16 to 30 it’s been 14 years odd , similarly from 30 onwards its another 20 atleast :), don’t repeat what you erred the last 14 years … Follow your heart till your heart breathes from here on …and trust me that very moment  when  u’ll  leave for abode you’ll be feeling a feeling that says  “all is well “… Bravo !!!!

 

59)

 

Yourself .. Satisfaction ..& Social work …

Just back from a blood donation camp , a bottle of my A Positive blood donated ,which might be of use to some unknown to me human in the future …

Honestly this is the beauty of any social work , in this world of thick competition for survival where you’re doing everything to get yourself settled when u do even a small act like this which can be of any help to the society makes u feel real good about yourself . .. The feeling ‘s kind of incomparable …

The world thinks you’ve done something for the society but only  you know that by doing it you’ve gifted yourself something known as ” satisfaction ” 🙂 …

Now isn’t being satisfied a good feeling to possess :)?

So  Lets  collectively be more socially active for a better world and a satisfied “us ” 🙂 …

Ritual  of  Getting Ready & Discipline …

Have u ever wondered  What’s with That one hour of getting ready ? …

That daily shave and use of the old spice after shave 🙂

That Hot shower bath with the most beloved soaps ,shampoos & conditioners …

That pampering of the body with the  loved body butter creams  …

That meticulous selection of the perfect  attire to wear  from a perfectly arranged wardrobe  as per the events of the day ..

That complimentary selection of the watches , bracelets , pen , belts and shoes to make u look that guy who’s really really sorted out 😉 …

That small but  peaceful daily Pooja

Sometimes I wonder if doing these rituals of getting ready  consistently  day in and day out  is also a way of getting yourself disciplined ?

And the answer is a ” Big Yes ” ….

Don’t really need to get into the military to get disciplined I believe 🙂 …

Just get into a habit of doing the things that are necessary , consistently just like u do while u get ready …

There’s always a moral in any story and trust me this daily ritual of getting ready consistently is taking a good step forward in actually getting  disciplined in life ..

Try it if u don believe it 🙂

 

60)

 

Writing…

Writing for me is an art … And what’s art ? Art is nothin but a beautiful display of Emotions 🙂 …

And what expresses emotions the best ? It’s words … Remember this ….  From emotions are born words 🙂 ……..So if you’ve got the emotions then start writing ..

Trust me you’ll play with words naturally and express an art to the world that’s hidden within you which is called ” Writing” …

 

61)

 

Temple … And My God ..

Just visited the Jyotiba temple at Kolhapur yesterday … Sharing A range of emotions that were experienced ..

The stalls of flower shops outside first instigate  the religious emotions …

The tremendous que of hopeful people from all across the country  in the sweltering heat that u stand in impatiently ..

The fear of somebody stealing your money in the immense crowd tingles in  the back of your mind  🙂

The thousands of wishes you want your life to be fulfilled  with  start flashing across your mind out of no where 🙂 …

And finally after the all the struggle and perspiration  ,the moment when u actually see our god in his abode , the “relief ” experienced  as if the thirst of the mind is quenched forever , as if the huge pressures and loads of issues are solved that very moment ..

Honestly where do we experience such relief ?

It’s such belief in God  that people have is what keeping this world going , amid such turmoil that the human being is facing at his individual level …

I know the fact that Different people see God differently but one thing that’s common in all of us is the Belief,   Feel Proud  to be a firm believer of My ” God” …

 

 

 

62)

 

Politician   …

What happens to a family ‘s fortune when the head of the family is piece of waste ?

Why do the students sitting on the first 3 rows turn to be doctors , engineers & businessman ?

Why even after 65 years of independence are we still looking for that good governed life that we experience  once we step abroad in America , Europe , Middle East and south east Asia ?

Seriously ,Guys honestly there’s no point in blaming the system , there’s no answer to these countless “why’s” …

As our heroes must be yearning from the sky above , c’mon don’t expect us to come down and solve your issues , you be the change that u wish to see …

And trust me it’s not that impossible ..I know it’s not that easy too , but  all our motherland needs   Is ethical and devoted 545 Mp’s , and 4215 capable Mla ‘s  and 50000 odd corporators in this population of 125 crore Indians .. And trust me once the head of the family is a responsible one the fortune of that family has to change … As our mother india desperately yearns for its young sons to change the fortune of our fellow Indians ,

My dear young friends also Lets for once  aspire to be “Politicians ”

 

63)

 

Jungle …. The Safari …And The  Experience …

A land where the moment  u step in , you for once feel like an Alien …

Beige , Green & Brown are the only colours visible as far as your vision can see  …

Silence , Silence & Silence  is all that you imbibe …

For once the Deers and Monkeys are roaming around the streets like owners 🙂

Out no where u suddenly come across a Ghost Tree 😉 …

The beautiful Peacock is for once seen in its true element  with its feathers spread completely  .. A sight worth paying millions for …

The deeper you go the Predators Wolves  and the Wild Dogs are seen flocking around in groups

The Leopard then stuns u sitting casually in a cave staring calmly  at you knowing he’s being admired and photographed …

And finally out of no where comes the King right on your path ,Strong  Self Assured and Royale ..yes it’s the Tiger himself …He roars to call his  cubs  nearer and walks calmly away with them  into no mans land …

For me Jungle and the Safari is a experience where u see life in its naked and most natural form ..

The best lesson you learn from a Jungle visit is that you learn to respect animals and to treat them with compassion  when u come back home coz that’s what u get when you’re in their terrain …

C’mon us aliens once lets experience how these humans called animals live in what is known as their universe   “A  Jungle  ” ..

 

 

64)

 

Meditation ..

Experience  this … While travelling in a air plane look out of the window and observe , the world down seems to be passing by slowly and calmly but in actual the speed of the air plane is super fast …Moral of the story … In life a still mind with fast actions and decisions  is a deadly dual quality to possess  to make it real real big  … Meditation is The best  step towards achieving that still mind ,  coz trust me inner peace gives you all the strength to fight and be that  go getter in life … Meditate More

 

65)

 

One fine Morning …

Just Back from a hour of cycling in the University of Pune …

An experience of pure bliss …

You’re embraced by the  beautiful age old trees all around you ..

The earthy smell of the just watered soil whispers in your ear ” you’re welcome ” 🙂

The dogs on the street for once respect your speed :))…

The fitter than fit are in their element and the aspiring fit are exhibiting their fighting spirit …

The heritage buildings of ” the Department of Psychology  , the Main Building and the Department of Physics are observed after a decade :))…

The Beautiful junction of , rays of the sun cutting across your face from the East and the wind blowing your hair softly from the West is felt deep ..

The good old days of cycling to the school with friends flash across your mind …

And of course the soothing music on your iPod … ” aisi chali jab hawa … Ishq hua hi hua …” Want to fall in love with your life all over again ? This ones a good bet 😉 .. Over and out :))….

 

66)

 

Emotions ….

When your most loved sister staying abroad ,out of the blue sends you a old favourite song that was special to both of you , time stops for a moment , emotions rise up like a wave in a rough sea within your heart , beautiful memories of the time spent in the past suddenly flash across your mind in seconds … The always busier than busy life tells you  ” dude enjoy the break 🙂 ….

Relations with strong emotions have so much power in them … They bring out the ever dormant ‘tears of happiness’ just in a second out of no where … What’s reflected on your face that particular moment is ” Content ” …

And How much would one pay to be content in life ?

Understand and respect these beautiful moments  in life whenever they come across in your life …

“Boond boond se sagar banta hain ” .. A beautiful life is a collection  many of beautiful moments of emotions experienced  over the years …

Experiencing a life full of true emotions is for me a beautiful life personified 😉 ….

 

67)

 

Ancient Indian nutrition wisdom..

Is butter really  better than pure ghee ?

Is protein shake better than banana shake ?

Is bread more nutritious than rice ?

Is packaged skimmed milk healthier  than fresh buffalo milk

Is noodles healthier than sevai ?

Is ready made packaged food better than traditionally cooked food ?

Is sugar free better than honey ?

I believe we are becoming slaves of marketing mania in every industry leave alone the food industry …

In this 21st century I believe that if you want to reach the sky & full fill all your ambitions u should find time or develop resources that provide you slowly cooked ancient  Indian food …

Have  belief in our culture  , what our grandmother made us eat is definitely more trustworthy & healthy  than what we eat today.. So who’s the one with real wisdom ? The one who eats right :), and what’s right ? The history of thousand years  of Indian  nutrition  proves what’s right 🙂 And the choice is yours  now my lord :)… Here’s one to a genuinely healthy life ….

 

68)

 

Thoughts … It does reflect your mind … Here are a few of mine …

“Ageing ” means the more experienced , hence it’s the new sexy  ….

Humour is a awesome talent to possess , learn to laugh on yourself and you’ll make the world laugh …

Gift yourself a new wardrobe every year … You’re worth it trust me 🙂

Touch your parents feet everyday .. God there’s something really special about it …

Love people who love you more than people whom you desire more …

Read ” The Bhagavad Gita ” I’m not kidding its serious wisdom and possessing wisdom is the new classy …

Luck isn’t about getting that deal through , but actual luck is having a ” Always healthy ” family around …

Just being knowledgeable isn’t enough … Being Enlightened is the need of the hour :)…

See the brighter side of life always … It ain’t that bad to be known as a over optimist than a eternal pessimist 😉 …

Wealth remains even after you die but knowledge is destroyed with you when u depart , hence share what you learn and experience ;)..

Learn to forgive others coz trust me we always forgive ourselves ..

Make “GOD” your best friend .. Don’t react , just reflect on this thought …

Do anything and everything for a reason .. Life lived without understanding the reason is just like having a casual walk in the park 🙂

Keep adding new music every week to your ipod to keep your spirits always on the high …

Life’s all about  relations ..trust me … Relations are the biggest asset

of the 21st century ..

Finally .. Live life like ,the water that’s always flowing in a river , coz water in a dam is a stagnant life personified 🙂 … Keep walking , keep experiencing  & .. Keep evolving …

 

69)

 

To each his own again but just in case u like …

Ageing Means the more experienced , hence it’s the new sexy …

The world’s even more beautiful within , introspect more …

The formula to success is always unique  .. never change a your success habit

Keep downloading new music every week to keep your spirits always on the high 😉

Humour is a awesome talent to possess  , learn to laugh on yourself and you’ll make the world  laugh  …

Achievement gives u satisfaction alright but learning something new gives u true happiness… Learn something new everyday :)…

Change your wardrobe every year :)..

Touch your parents feet everyday .. God there’s something really special about it :)…

Love people who love u more than people whom u desire more …

Read the Bhagwat Gita , I’m not kidding its serious wisdom and possessing wisdom is the new classy …

Just being Knowledgeable  isn’t enough … Being  Enlightened is the need of the hour :)…

Luck isn’t about getting that deal through , but actual luck is having a ‘always healthy’  family  …

See the brighter side of life always .. It ain’t that bad to be known as a over optimist than a eternal pessimist ;)…

Wealth remains even after u die but knowledge is destroyed with u when u depart , hence share what u learn and experience ;)…

Learn to forgive others coz trust me we always forgive ourselves …

Make god your best friend … Don’t react, just reflect on this thought ..

Do anything and everything for a reason … Life lived without understanding the reason is just like walking in the park 🙂 ‘…

Life’ s only about relations  ..trust me , Relations are the biggest assets of the 21 st century …

Finally live like the water that’s always flowing in a river , coz water in a dam is a stagnant life personified  🙂 … Keep walking …..

 

70)

 

Society….

Remember the day when your teacher came  hard at u for your wrong actions  ? ….you learnt a lesson for life …

Remember the day when you were teased in the park by your own friends ? You learnt to take criticism in your stride …

Remember the people who guided you when u really needed to be ? You got permanent  directions in life …

Remember when some one picked u up when u fell of that bike ? You learnt to give a hand for life …

Remember when you were genuinely praised for your good results ? You learnt to  appreciate for life …

Whatever we are today Is because of what the society taught us while growing up .. Good or bad , we learnt something from everything that happened .. It’s our duty now to give it back to the society ..

Make the society learn from what u give today 🙂

Work for The needy in some way or the other ..Have the heart ..  Give something back ….

 

71)

 

Intoxication …

There comes a time in every individual ‘s life when u feel like your mind wants some anaesthesia 🙂 …

The feeling of solitude arises deep within …

The brain Does not want to think of the regular stuff …

That’s when intoxication usually plays its role .

Intoxication is nothing but diversion of mind with a so called friend called Liquor 😉 …

That “timing  ” and then the subsequent “act” for me is the critical aspect …

I believe a instigating drive  with your favourite song in repeat mode  in full volume can also give the mind some peace ..

A fantastic favourite movie can make u laugh or inspire u like nothing else  ..

Pursuing your favourite hobby like singing , painting , writing whatever that gives u a lot of peace …

A pure boys act of a thrilling X box session with your brother or friends  will be even more exciting …

Do whatever it takes but give your mind that anaesthesia 😉

If nothing suits then just go with the flow and relish your glass ;)…

But  , Life for me is all about the choices we make ..and better the choices  better the results…

Choose your choices  and They’ll  shape your life…

 

72)

 

S.C.H.O.O.L…

The Larger than life campus …

The cutest ,helpless ,crying on the first day;)…

The daily reciting of ‘ National Anthem’ in the Morning Assembly …

The teacher’s big  wooden ruler spanking on your right hand 😉

The short breaks ,the long breaks and the one & only  canteen …

The ‘tension’ before seeing the marks of the unit test English paper ;)…

The most anticipated ‘Games Period’ :)…

The excitement of promotion to a new class room every year …

The deep desire within to become the monitor of the class 🙂

The red , yellow,  green & blue houses ….

The once in a year  “sports day” …

The yaariyaan , dostana, and the first ishq wala love ;)….

The ‘tenth standard’ with its  huge cloud of ‘performance pressure’ …

The “Ssc result  ” that actually takes you no where  in life ,ultimately  🙂 …

The” finale” … the “dancing but tearful & most emotional  farewell party “…

The principal, the teachers ,the peons ,and the most precious  ‘friends for a life time’ …

A individual is born in this world alright ,but he’s sculpted in ” school ” …

It’s worth revisiting 10 years of life’s most beautiful memories …

There was something about those days … ‘Something very special’ …

Those were the days guys “…

Those were the 6 letters              “S .C .H. O .O. L”… When we were known as ” S .T. U .D .E. N .T .S”

 

73)

 

Aarya Pattern for us who live  in Aryavartha … ( India )

Align your activities as per the “Surya  “…

Between 5 am to 9 am the sun rises from the east and slowly starts moving north preparing itself for a long hard day  , thats the time to invest in yourself , meditate  , read , exercise , and groom yourself for the  challenging day ahead …

From 9am to 5 pm .. The sun moves up north and is at its shining best till the descend starts .. That’s the time to do your karma … Work hard and smart every minute of those 8 hours that you get ….

From 5pm to 7 pm the sun slowly starts setting towards the west and its own rest period .. That’s the time to  get the easy work done and do your casual meetings … 7 pm to 5 am is the time the night arrives and the sun has some well deserved rest … That’s the time to pamper yourself , de stress with your family , listen to soothing music , have some meaningful conversations an sleep in bliss …

Developing a good day pattern helps you get better prepared  for the  many  gruelling days  of this challenging life .. And normally  the better prepared get better results..

I believe that just like the day follows the night till eternity , one should consistently follow the Sun’s pattern day in day out to live a smart , disciplined and constantly evolving life … Don live for the sake of it ..Live every moment the way it should be lived .. With some meaning , for some reason , an full of life .. Its one life Live it smart …

 

74)

 

History …

Has any time a chord struck deep within your heart when u hear an old classical song ?

Have u not been super inspired watching the movie  ” the legend of Bhagat singh “?

Have u ever felt special visiting a 300 year old Fort or a palace with a guide telling you it’s  history by your side …

Have u not felt proud when your mother  has compared your qualities with your Grand father ?

Have u not felt that grandeur when u see an old but well kept Contessa    ..?

I believe knowing our history is a process of knowing the lives that our fore fathers & fellow indians lived … Its like finding the meaning of your true existence …like knowing exactly where the Ganga really originates from …

And trust me you’ll understand yourself better in the future … History for me is a mystery that needs to be explored … Wanna find yourself ? Go find your roots ….

 

75)

 

Happy birthday 2013 🙂

Birthdays …

We may not even remember our first birthday …But the snaps suggest that it was a celebration 🙂

We will never forget going into the school  being the only one dressed like a Smartie , coz it was our birthday ..

We won’t ever forget the only day when all the universe 🙂 called us and wished us those 2 beautiful words ” Happy Birthday ”

We won’t forget the excitement of opening up the gifts one by one coz it was given with so much love by our loved ones ..

Life is about special memories and I’m sure that , the one day of each year that gave us a special memory was indeed our  birthday …

Birthday is the only day when you’ve got  more than you’ve given :)))

I believe Life is a celebration of your existence and hence the day that you were born is and has to be celebrated … Feel special on the day that you were born  coz your existence is  priceless .. For everything else there’s master card:)  but to feel SHAT PRATISHAT  special it’s your birthday :)…

 

76)

 

Solitude …

Walk  by the sea early morning alone  , no phone , no companion , neither any aquaintant , no one to look forward too at least for the next few hours  ..

Just  you, with yourself ..

Just you, with your thoughts

Just you, smiling at the beauty of nature

Just u ,really feeling the sand grains and the waves of water softly kissing your feet  …

Just u ,feeling the subtle breeze blow your hair away…

Just you ,questioning yourself

Just u ,knowing yourself

Just u ,flowing with the flow

Just u, making your own path

Just u ,listening to natures music for once:)

The initial thoughts slowly snooze away and then u experience something known as peace 🙂

In this busier than busy world, out of no where u meet some called ” yourself ”

Trust me there’s a lot of Power in a Still Mind … Solitude More …

 

77)

 

Woman …

A Woman who pampers you till eternity is your ‘Grand Mother’…

A Woman who gives you a feeling that u own her is your ‘Mother’…

A Woman with whom your childhood happily  sails through  is your ‘Sister’…

A Woman who  makes  your heart flutter big time  is your ‘Girlfriend’:)

A Woman with whom you evolve , sharing the ups & downs of this challenging life  right down  till the wire is your ‘Wife’ …

A Woman who gets all her ways done her way from you ,all her life is your ‘Daughter’ 🙂 …

Imagine What would be a life without a Woman in your life ?

It would be a Life without Sunlight for me 😉

God…….. thank you so much for creating a woman ..

This ones to all you ‘LOVELY ‘ Women … You’re  The   Root  of Creation …  Feel blessed  to be Women cause you complete the World  like no one else does …

Here’s a Charming Salute to Gods Most  Beautiful Creation …

 

78)

 

Parents …

Do u remember how many times you fell before you actually walked for the first time ?

Do you remember how many times you woke up your mom in the middle of the night for that bottle of milk ?

Do u remember how you got those good marks in the primary school ?

Do u remember how many times our parents sacrificed their wishes for our future ?

It’s when we become parents that we  realise the magnitude of effort and heart that goes in raising our kids … So please give more love  to your parents similar to your children , infact more but not less … Coz you got the same love while u grew up …

Spend some time with your parents everyday .. Be it a phone call , or a video conference if distance is the issue , or in Person … It’s the best gift you can give them at this stage of their lives and surprisingly the most satisfying feeling that you can gift yourself …. Let your heart rule your mind in some matters … It’s worth it …

 

79)

 

Run your own race  ….

Try driving your car one day at a speed of not more than  40 km per hour …

The ears really  listen  to the music played in the car  & mind starts feeling  the lyrics …

The flock of birds flying in the sky are seen for once  and out of no where there’s smile on your face …

The beautiful left side banyan tree looks even more beautiful than ever …

The  number plate of the two wheeler in front seems so so clear …

The love in the smile on the face of the couple walking on the footpath  is so purely observed …

Life for me is in the details and not in the rush ….

Run your own race … Life’s about savouring every moment just as u savour every sip of your favourite  early morning strong & hot cup of tea …

‘LIVE’  life each day ,don’t just let it ‘Pass’ by …

 

80)

 

Legacy …

Remember Shivaji Maharaj?

Remember Swami Vivekananda ?

Remember Shaheed Bhaghat singh ?

Remember Mahatma Gandhi ?

The one thing that’s common in all these great men… ‘ They all left behind a legacy  ‘

I believe that these Men were just like all of us .. But they decided to make the most of their existence …

You’ve come into this life that’s the most lucky that you can get .. Now make it count .. Don just sit near the river throwing pebbles , go ,swim , explore , experience , struggle , introspect ,Inspire , create  …

Do something that will make an impact on generations to follow..

Be the Best in whatever u do ..

Make your existence count …

Leave back a legacy to be revered .. It’s one Life Make it Large …

 

81)

 

Birthdays …

We may not even remember our first birthday …But the snaps suggest that it was a celebration 🙂

We will never forget going into the school  being the only one dressed like a Smartie , coz it was our birthday ..

We won’t ever forget the only day when all in this universe called us and wished us those 2 beautiful words ” Happy Birthday ”

We won’t forget the excitement of opening up the gifts one by one coz it was given with so much love by our loved ones ..

Life is about special memories and I’m sure that , the one day of each year that gave us a special memory was indeed our  birthday …

Birthday is the only day when you’ve got  more than you’ve given :)))

I believe Life is a celebration of your existence and hence the day that you were born is and has to be celebrated … Feel special if its your birthday coz your existence is  priceless .. For everything else there’s master card:)  but to feel SHAT PRATISHAT  special it’s your birthday :)…

 

82)

 

To Each his Own …But this one comes straight  from the  heart  …

Read “Jaya” Devdutta Patanaik…

Watch ” Devil Wears Prada “…

Listen to ” She’s always a Woman to me  ” Billy Joel …

Admire Farhan Akthar .. An Intelligent man’s actor …

Write , but with an Ink pen ;)…

Keep your Car as Clean as your Body …

School ain’t over yet , be a Student of Life for Life 😉 …

Wake up with the Sun …

Dress Stunning Everyday you Smartie ;)…

Show your eyes the world ..Travel at least 21 days in a Year..

Workout like a Athlete that 60 mins each day …

Eat for your Stomach not your Tongue 😉 Eat right …

Get a command on any one language , Like Amitabh  Bachchan has on Hindi and  Imran Khan ( Pakistani Politician) has on English …

Give your Kids Wisdom not Wealth…

Have a Blissful Bath everyday it’s the best time of U with U :)…

Do not sacrifice your early

morning Tea at any Cost :))…

If you’re sad listen to sad songs till u feel better 🙂 never  force yourself to happiness, always go with the flow …

Look forward to solitude .. There’s a lot of power in stillness …                               Dream more ..Visualise what you wanna be in Life ‘Guilt Free ‘..

Work like Picasso.. Be an artist those  8 hours …

Love yourself like an Obsessed lover ;)…

Invest in Yourself the Most coz   “A Complete Persona”  is  indeed the  new “Sexy” ;)…

Finally , do whatever it takes to make yourself happy coz ultimately ” You shouldn’t cry while u Die ” … ” Live “…. Life …

 

83)

 

Struggle…

9*9 = 81 is  so easy to answer in the 10th  standard but is so tough to answer in the 1st  standard …

Running 30 mins nonstop is a cake walk on the 30th day but its a horror of a task on the first day …

Looking after your 10 year old naughty kid  now seems easy  , but wasn’t it a Herculean task when he was 1 😉 ?

Managing a business a decade later seems so commanding than when u first joined …

I believe Struggle teaches u a lot in life , it makes your past more memorable 🙂  and it prepares you for a challenging future….

So embrace Struggle like a friend and believe  me it will pave your way to the  top …

10 years down the line with your current Struggle  you’ll be super successful ,again it seems difficult to believe today … But just like 9*9=81 … It’s gonna be easy …Love your Struggle .. Just like you Love yourself …

Learn to  Think in Decades and not  in today ,tomorrow or next month  … Coz  on an average  a  fortunate individual lives a minimum of 8 decades 😉         Trust me .. Struggle is  Good ….

 

 

“Evolution ” the principal duty of every human … Learn from life with experiences of each passing day .. and ..keep evolving ….

 

84)

 

Love …

I wonder sometimes really what love is ? Is it the initial excitement when we first meet ? Or the whole period of courtship until marriage ? Or is it the process of staying together for years , evolving everyday through arguments , immaturity , insecurity , infidelity , financial crisis , family disputes and learning from them , making adjustments to years of preset individual nature , creating respect in each others minds by changing according to the other persons perception and requirements ? That respect once created is for me the real Love .. The journey and it’s pains really challenge us and help us understand true love .. As history proves ” Taj Mahal was built in memory of Mumtaz indeed after she did breathe her last … Love will always be evaluated after the journey of togetherness ends … Keep evolving in love and you never know how lovely this journey might turn out to be .. “Keep that  Flag of ‘belief in your love ‘Flying “……

 

 

 

85)

 

Heart …

When u give your desperately  in need friend some money by borrowing coz u don’t have any … It’s your heart ..

When u feed your son first and then eat  even though you’re truly madly hungry  … It’s your heart …

When u don’t buy the shirt  that both you & your brother like at the same time .. It’s  your heart ..

The pleasure of giving is highest when u have nothing or when u desire the same thing with  even more intensity …That’s only possible if u have the heart … History proves that those who lived by their heart led a life of a butterfly who’s life is of just 7 days but full of pleasure rather than a elephant who lives a 100 years with literally no meaning …..

Have the heart to give and then trust me “the Pleasure is All Yours”

 

86)

 

Bollywood…

Remember Aamir Khan sitting lonely on a bench with the train passing by in the song “Tanhai” , from “dil chahta hain ” ? It’s  Loneliness Personified ….

Remember Shahrukh khan and Kajol embracing in the sunflower fields on the tune of ” tujhe dekha toh ye jana sanam”, from ‘ddlj ‘? Its Romance Personified …

Remember Nagarjuna pulling out that cycle chain and punching the goons ,from ‘shiva’ ? It’s Action personified …

Remember Hrithik Roshan’s eyes while pointing towards the tiger hills ,from ‘Lakshya ‘? It’s  Passion Personified

Remember Zeenat Aman walking out of the beach in the song ” hum tumhe chahate hain aise” ,from ‘Qurbani’ ? Its Sensuality personified ..

Remember Aamir Khan , Salman Khan & crime master Gogo ,from ‘andaaz apna apna ‘? It’s Laughter Personified …

Remember the deaf and dumb Ranbir Kapoor expressing his frustrations  after knowing that  his love is getting married to another person ,from ‘Barfi’ ? Its Pain Personified …

Life for me is about emotions …And Bollywood for me has made us realise  so many special emotions  ..

Here’s a form of gratitude in full state honours 😉 …

Bollywood you’ve made an impact on Generations  ….

Finally ,Living Life full of emotions is …Bollywood Personified ;)…

 

87)

 

Maturity …

Staying calm when unexpectedly your flight is delayed by 3 hours is … Maturity

Not getting disturbed when by mistake a  2 wheeler guy scratches your most loved brand new car is … Maturity

Being happy and calm   within when u get that big business deal through is … Maturity …

Embracing & applauding your opponent after you’ve lost in that tough game of tennis is … Maturity ..

Displaying Patience and belief when your dear one is in deep pain is … Maturity ..

Accepting every incidence in life  ,once its happened ,without resisting is .. Maturity …

I believe , The most instigating quality that a human  can develop  is Maturity … Keep evolving .. Mature more …

 

88)

 

Facebook …

Yes , Facebook Is about viewing Beautiful profile pictures ..

Yes , Facebook is about reading Profound posts ..

Yes , Facebook is about  Laughing on Hilarious jokes ..

Yes , Facebook is about  “Like” , “Comment ” ,” Status”, “Notification ” & “Check in”..

But most importantly Facebook for me is a silent friend of mine who keeps me  and my world connected everyday  with my friends and loved ones , wherever they are in this universe 🙂 … There’s something good in everything if you really  have the eye to look at the positives in Life  . …

Facebook a day keeps all your stress away  …. Facebook more …

 

 

It’s not about how many peaks you conquer in life …. For me it’s about how many hearts love u truly deeply madly ……Be a giver… Give more …….

 

89)

 

Winters …

When your mind  wants to get up early in the morning , but your heart  just does not allow you to …it’s winter …

When the steam of the early morning coffee covers your face  .. It’s winter …

When u can easily run a mile more than usual  In  that mesmerizing fog … It’s  winter …

When even at 2 pm in the afternoon you feel like walking on the streets .. It’s winter …

When the leather jackets really look good on you … It’s winter …

When a  naughty,   ice cream urge in extreme  cold arises from within .. It’s winter …

When the a regular scotch tastes Like a single malt .. It’s winter …

As they say ” the good things in life always come in small packages ” these four  months of the year for me are the best in every sense …

There’s some thing in every thing if u can look for it …

Be inspired … It’s the best time of the year … It’s indeed winter ….

 

 

90)

 

Possessiveness is not love .. Its nothing but the insecurities  of an individual which he or she enforces on the weak and the dependent in the name of love .. Just like u grew up in years and not seconds , analyse & work at your insecurities gradually ,and soon once you conquer them ,  you’ll realise that there’s no such thing as possessiveness … What will then remain within is something that really feels like and is in the true sense ..selfless Love … Life is passing by quickly… Introspect deep & Evolve more ..

 

91)

 

Desire is the mother of all necessities , the root of creation…Only  a intense desire has the power to change an otherwise vidhilikhit destiny … Identify your real desire within and persue it passionately .. Destiny will bend it self for you ..

 

92)

 

Aesthetic Body … When u look at yourself in the mirror after your daily bath , ask yourself .. Do u really like what you see ? It’s just one life , show yourself what you really deserve to look like In your own eyes … Gift yourself  the body that you’ll love to see every morning ..  Wouldn’t that just  be , the best start to your day ?  Its never too late “Just do it …”

 

 

 

 

 

93)

 

Jealousy …

In the effort to overcome the beast within , I guess Jealousy is one of the easiest to tackle … Imbibe this thought permanently …” Kisi aur ke acche hone se apna kuch Bhi bura nahi hota … Vaise hi , Kisi ka bura hone se apna kuch Bhi Achha nahi hota ” simple lines but they really work ..

All the best for the Ultimate victory in life , The Victory over Ourselves  …

 

94)

 

It’s a saying ” persona of man is reflected by the clothes he wears “.. So many times when u know you’re well dressed u feel that extra spring in your step and that face of yours smiles out of no where 🙂 … I really believe that good dressing goes a long way in keeping your mindset flying high .. Take the effort .. Dress Neat Everyday … It’s really worth it …

 

95)

 

They say….” If you’re not good in sports that are played with a ball doesn’t mean you can’t be a world class athlete ” you need to find the sport where your skills are apt enough … Hard work being the constant though .. Similarly in life u just need to find what you really are good at and work accordingly and then ,i believe, “Sky is the only Limit .”.

 

96)

 

Travel … There are so many things that our eyes deserve to see in this life before its “game over” 🙂 . Be it  alone or with anyone , business or pleasure , rural , urban or abroad ,don’t  avoid travelling …. I definitely believe that travelling ,unknowingly makes you learn more and experience more in life.. Travel More ..

 

 

 

97)

 

Your journey to the Pangong  lake

Samadhan , his wife Pushpa , his brother Arun and his nephew  mahesh .. Aℓℓ trained with the art of massage at the nisarg upchar Kendra in Urali Kanchan ..

It was just a few years ago that I came across them at my farm house and ever since then I’ve seen them  only work hard each day , to  earn a living armed with only one power and that’s skill .

Skill I must say is magnetic , it’s irresistible, it’s thirst quenching . Nothing can replace skill and if u add to it hard work then have no doubt whatsoever that you are on a path which was once travelled by legends . And in assertion of my belief I would add without hesitation Is that ,Don’t rate your success by fame or adulation that u receive   ,but  always judge it  by the destination that is reached with the get- set -go  from your  own starting line.

These 4 masseurs for me are a true example of a journey that begins with struggle only to come across a date with  skill , to shape that skill further with daily hard work only to each a destination known as success , which i must say is as  beautiful  the Pangong lake in Ladakh ..

Arm yourself with Skill and keep walking only to arrive to your Pangong lake …

 

98)

Walk That walk …

Few days back one fine evening I wasn’t exactly in the greatest  of spirits . Something within me propelled me to just get up and go out for that walk .

Within minutes I came across a young aspiring ,yet struggling fit boy outside a fitness training academy smiling his way after a round of hard done workout.

Some time later I came across a traffic police who in the rains too was dedicatedly doing his duty with a  nationalist resolve on his face .

As I returned back I saw my maid who cooks in at least 10 houses going on a two wheeler from one work place to other armed with a indomitable spirit .

By the end of the walk I was refreshed , everything seemed positive again . And I wondered what exactly transpired in that one hour ? .

It’s amazing how much power the society possesses in its own capacity to inspire you , for me it’s limitless .

All u got to do is seek .

One walk inspired me to come out of the minor daemons  that seem to trouble me  through that one day . I Wonder what will happen if I walk that walk each day ? .

If u ever feel low just set out on that walk , observing the world around you in your neighbourhood and experience the change of moods that spring in within you like the rainbow .

Trust me ….Walk that walk

 

99)

 

“You listen ,not to reply but to understand” .. Anonymous

Came across this line a few weeks back and trust me what a profound impact it’s had on my mind .

Here in this fast moving world manier times Aℓℓ people around u want ,is to just understand what they want to express without actually expecting any solution. Coz speaking out to someone who understands  leads them to  their own answers .

This thought kept growing on me each day since it first met me and today I feel so evolved personally as a individual that the satisfaction is only mine to experience 😉.

And to be honest isn’t wisdom meant to be shared  ?

It’s thrill to share what you experience for the only reason that some one else shall also Experience The same .

Sometimes words fall short , so be it . Let the experience speak .

“You listen ,not to reply but to understand” .. Anonymous …. For you to experience…

 

100)

 

Stillness is power

Knowledge is growth

Patience is gold

Love is Sugar

Desire is Spice

Failure is Opportunity

Success is Destination

Experience is Blessing

Life is Gift

Live each moment of this Gift that’s Life

 

101)

 

Stillness is power

Knowledge is growth

Patience is gold

Love is Sugar

Desire is Spice

Failure is Opportunity

Success is Destination

Experience is Blessing

Life is Gift

Live each moment of this Gift that’s Life

 

102)

 

A wild horse sets off freely as if there’s no tomorrow. The Speed , The Confidence, The Fearless Attitude to conquer the universe is a marvel to witness or even imagine .

Set your thoughts free and let them run wild .

Believe me the world will then notice not the wildness but the original source of genius within you .

The power of thoughts is second to none . It elevates you way higher from the rest on to a place where you will then realise that “Every body wants to be You ” .

To The Power of Thoughts … Let them Loose 😉

 

103)

 

Wait for  your Bahubali to explode …
Narendra Modi , until the age of 50 he never contested even a municipal election and at the age of 63 he went on the become the prime minister of the largest democracy of this world …
SS Rajamouli , for 3 long years he din the leave the Ramoji city with sheer passion in his heart , it lead to a unheard  success in the history of Indian cinema .
MS Dhoni , a unknown strong desi boy from a little town of Ranchi went on the lift the World Cup as the captain of the Indian cricket team .
Chetan Bhagat , a boy from a simple family , after working as a engineer for years wrote humungously successful  books and scripts of block buster movies ..
Narayan murthy , only armed with knowledge and simplicity  ruled the world with the largest software company of our country  Infosys ..
Kapil sharma , who was he ? And now look at who all die to come at his show ? …
All I want to say is that all these great’s were anonymous for a larger part of their lives and they went on to rule the world with their success stories .
Don’t worry if you are anonymous today , only if u love what u do then just be at your craft , believe in perseverance , believe in your passion , Believe in your hard work and then one day the Bahubali within u will explode and the world will take notice in sheer awe  of the substance that you possess .
Your Bahubali has to and will explode sooner or later … Just believe  😉
 

 

 

 

 

104)

 

Meditating…. my interpretation
There’s been a Lots of talk and inquisitiveness about meditation , u sit and chant words or look at pictures and try to focus or try to inhale exhale to get focussed and to be honest not many times u succeed.
Recently  I had to deliver a political lecture at Maheshwar and to reach Maheshwar from where I was  I had to travel 18 hours in one day from Colombo to Delhi to indore to Maheshwar , but nor did once I got bored , nor irritated , in fact I was loving the journey and the effort that came along with it ,which otherwise would have a been a torrid pain.
the point being , when you are doing what u love to do ,you always are in the moment . And isn’t being in the moment always, also mediation ?
Keep Doing what u love for me that is meditating 😉

 

105)

 

‘What u wish to be’ versus ‘what You are’

I wish to be a successful politician alright , but in the present tense I should not forget that I also am a successful restauranteur .

I wish to sing classical Sufi one day alright , but this moment there’s a reason to be proud that  I also do write well enough to draw a few applauds 😉 .

I wish to visit the serene Trinidad Tobago islands one day , but this moment it will be wiser to recollect the fact that I’ve have travelled to 6 continents .

However high may you wish  to grow  in life and with all the due respect to those aspirations  , do also learn to pay gratitude to where u stand today and to all the good that’s happened in your life …

Coz what u ought to be is in your mind and what u are is in your hand ..

If u learn to respect what you’ve achieved only then it will pave the way to greater heights and ambitions ..

You grow in Life  with the growing harmony within . And harmony grows within when u introspect ,realise  and relish the milestones you’ve achieved till date  😊…

Be proud of what u are today and the world will be proud of u one day when u reach the summit of your life 😉😉

 

106)

 

Express more …

I came back from another day of work , had my ritual bath and sat in my daily corner of peace in solitude with my iPod n dock .

A few mins later I felt a tremendous urge to express , I asked myself why is it so strong is the urge ? But when it comes from within you just can’t help it 😉. And just as my wife landed on the sofa next to me I started speaking , the topic that I chose to express was also of her interest . And thoughts along with the soulful music kept flowing and that too of the standard to grip her attention on merit 😉.

And when I was done I actually asked myself , dude what was that ? And the dude  within answered , ya I wanted to express and I did and now I’m just fine and content 😉.

To cut the long trip short , expressing yourself  is important , expressing yourself is mandatory at times , expressing yourself is a super relief , expressing yourself is actually experiencing the feeling of happiness .

Don’t keep those emotions , thoughts , aspirations only confined in the 4 walls of your soul , heart  & mind .. It’s not worth it ..

Life has to be lived with our well wishers  around all the time .. Use it to your advantage

Express more 😉

 

107)

 

Value added spending …

A princely yearly new wardrobe just makes my mind feel a decade younger 😉 .. Value added

A early Monday morning weekly massage sets the tone positively for the entire week …. Value added

A laboringly hard daily workout reminds me that I’m taking good care of the temple that I own …’My Body’ … Value added

A inspiring movie a week gives insights on how the world around us is growing with the speed of light  in all directions of life …. Value added

A scheduled quarterly family holiday gives us the realisation that it’s a pretty small yet beautiful  world that we own . This is the reason why we strive hard each day …. Value added

A self inspired initiative each year to Pursue a new hobby that’s been dormant within for years makes u feel alive n kicking all over again …. Value added

Spending your hard earned money on initiatives , events or aspirations that add value to your life is for me spending appropriate and I say this with full conviction .

Value added spending leads to a more settled and satisfied mind and a settled mind is likely to make more impactful decisions that lead to further growth and prosperity in this journey of life .

After all Some of life needs to be for pleasure  too . What’s the point of reaching a million milestones or building a huge empire if u can’t quench your most aspired desires ? And How’s that winning ?

Spend guilt free in whatever that adds value to your life .. Simple 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

108)

 

There’s My world & Then there’s The world….

I love my ४४४४ Clãssíc 500 black royal Enfield to death …. My world

I love along with valuing the support and love of my  entire  family , friends and relatives ,the ones who make life a worthier reason to live for  … My world

I love my house truly ,deeply,  madly of which each and every corner I’ve made it as per my own taste …..My world

I love the business that I’ve inherited and expanded  , proud of the fact that I successfully run one hospitality business … My world

I love my daily fitness sessions which are self inspired to connect me more within … My world …

But I also love my profession in which I come across so many people from whom I learn each day … The world

And I also love the travel around the globe that makes u aware of the beauty of this universe that u reside in … The world

Of course I also love the setbacks and the success that life makes me experience with incidences out of my control … The world ..

And yes I evolve a lot from each and every moment that I’m out in THE WORLD , as the old saying goes” Woh joh Ghar de nikla nahi Woh gumraah hain 😉”

All I wish to express is that in every ones life there’s a My World and a The world .. Along with getting peace , solitude and happiness in the My world one should also Pursue the the struggle , experience, evolution and the value that The world adds to our life ..

There’s a sphere its “The world ” and then there’s a sphere within its “My world  ”

Live to get the best of both worlds as the seconds of life tick away . Coz I truly Believe that’s its only one life out there That we have . Let’s Make it a one riveting journey …

 

109)

Adversity ….

A wise man once told me ‘the deepest pain in life is one when your nearest and dearest goes away permanently from you for life , there’s nothing more hurting and insanely painful than this , and if u can absorb that pain & sensitivity and divert it into a unparalleled force behind u then even adversity will stay a few thousand miles away from you .

Adversity is not the end of the world , it’s the beginning I believe .

Adversity makes you stronger than ever .

Adversity makes you  resilient  than ever .

Adversity makes you ironed and seasoned …

Adversity is self invited , but if we decide it can be registered as ‘once upon a time ‘.

Fight adversity with vigour , confidence and a rocky balboa attitude  😉

For me the victory over adversity is victory over self  .

To the ultimate victory … Let us all be victorious over  this one circumstance called  ‘Adversity’

 

110)

Allure more …

Creativity allures me ..

Travel allures me ..

Exercising allures me ..

Suave dressing  allures me ..

My Royal Enfield ride allures me ..

Inspiring movies Allure me ..

Power allures me …

Having said all this , it’s of no point if your character , attributes , personae , psyche , mould or temperament  does not allure the society 😉…

Let the characteristics of your persona be such that the world will be allured towards you 😉

May the constitution of your character , Attract ,Entice , appeal , captivate … Or simply ….. Allure more

 

 

111)

Forgive & Forget

What happens when someone close to us passes away ? With time we learn to take things in our stride , the thoughts of why this happened , may be it could have been prevented , the missing feeling and much more about the person keeps coming back to haunt time and again . We blame everyone right from God to almost every human around for the pain inflected upon us to no avail though . There’s no answer to this with anyone in this universe .

Until there comes a day when we just forgive every one and forget .

That day a new life begins , a new journey begins and when we look back a few years or decades later what we see is a altogether different story that unfolded .

What I want to say is that in life there are many incidences that hurt us , many near and dear ones exploit us , people working for us take undue advantage ,bad luck strikes us like a lightning . Incidences majorly bad ones do  occur , thats not in our control , but if learn to accept the incidence and learn to forgive and forget it only propels us onto the right highway of life sooner . As it is one day you are bound to get over every thing then why not make a effort to do it soon .

Learn to forgive anyone and everyone for anything that’s happened in your life  , because what’s happened cannot be reversed and that remains the eternal truth of life .I know it’s easier said than done , but trust me once u do it , aah there’s a fantastic relief within . Life suddenly seems better , lighter , or for the matter of fact sanity returns . And to be frank there’s no better option available either .

Learn to forgive and forget that for me is the most apt interpretation of looking ahead in life …Forgive & Forget

 

112)

The charm of Self esteem …

This is not a  deep thought , it’s just a reflective one . Not much to imbibe but more to just realise .

Had the fortune of having some really relaxing  conversations  with few of my family friends from the Sardar families of Gwalior at a Royal Maratha wedding in Vadodara.. Conversations in impeccable charming English, discussing the variety of incidences from the past , some extremely hilarious , some casually cool and some surprisingly enlightening … Got to witness the old age mannerisms of the perfect gentlemen of the yesteryears .. Right from the mujra ( salute of respect to the elders ) to impeccable regal dressing , to the perfect table mannerisms , to addressing each other With outmost respect and élan ..

The conversations led to total relaxation of mind  but what I specifically noticed is the amazing Self esteem that most of them here had within . As if There’s no race out here in this world , whatever u do , do it with élan , ease , style , panache and an attitude inherited from their forefathers ,of being blue blooded , of being charmingly different . There’s a difference in ego and self esteem , ego is lethal but self esteem is Royal .. Whatever said and done there’s a saying “लाख कमाओ हीरे मोती , क़ब्र को जेब नहीं होती ” . So the thought goes like this ,  if finally at the end of the journey whatever u earn has to be left out here back in this world, then might as well also  live a life full of honour , dignity and impeccable self esteem ..

I seriously still cannot forget That radiant shine on their faces that was  visible to the world Coz they were really high on self esteem .May your life be shining as brightly too  .. May u be addressed as one who led a life of honour , pride , dignity ,respect and Self esteem …

 

113)

The power of reformative thoughts

A wise man once told me two reformative

thoughts 1) ” siddharth , always climb stair by stair in life , even if u have to come down u come down only one or two steps , if u go up with the lift , it can take u to the top faster but also get u down equally faster ”

2) “don’t run after money , put efforts in making a name ,once u earn a name , money will run after you ”

this was some 17 years back and both these thoughts stuck with me ever since .

In life I’ve seen many people disappointed at not being able to get what they want to achieve professionally or personally at that very moment . Even I’ve been through the same but whenever I think of these two thoughts it calms me , it generates patience within . U tend to accept the pulse of  life that very moment ,which for me is very critical .Sometimes In this long journey of life not all things are meant to give dividends that very moment , results unfold with their own sweet time . All u got to do is accept the present and keep persisting with what you’re best at day in day out .

I’ve seen many People reach impeccable heights and then disappear into insignificance   within a decade  .

Even if The flight of our life takes off late, one must make sure that it’s gonna be a hell of a long one and safe one too .

So when it craves from within to earn money faster and to reach success by abnormal means  always remember these two thoughts my friends …

After all what’s a blessing ? Blessings are such thoughts coming across us at the appropriate time in life 😊… Don’t take these  for granted Coz there’s a saying ” wisdom is a flower that does not grow in everyone’s  garden 😉”

To the power of reformative thoughts …

 

114)

The other side of this feeling – FEAR

How many ever flights you fly , there’s always a little fear when the flight is about to land ..

And the moment the tyres touch the runway  and the brakes of the plane are applied to slow down the aeroplane that’s when wether u accept or not there’s a slight sigh of relief within .. I’ve always failed to understand why I always feel this sigh of relief. What’s that fear within , why does that tinge of negativity come to your mind ? Why does one after all fear the inevitable? Do people ever accept the ultimate truth of life ? Well not all questions have answers I guess but in this unending quest of evolution within the inquisitiveness remains . And till one is  inquisitive I feel life is still worth living .. One who knows all has no purpose remaining I suppose 😉 . Hence its good as I reflect to have certain natural  fears , it unknowingly keeps the flame of zest burning in your life .. So whenever u fear do not over-introspect just let it be  … May be its a good omen in your life . There are always two sides of the coin , let’s look at the other side of this feeling – FEAR

 

115)

Zest …

Zest is that one moment when your heart beats in excitement as it comes across something that it desires .. There are personalised desires of each individual . if one introspects and understands what he or she desires and draws enough courage to travel on the road to fulfil them  only then the zest within stays relevant .. Otherwise dormancy prevails more in life ..

Live a life of relevance , filled with  zest to actually intersect with moments of bliss …

Keep that Zest within alive and kicking ..

 

116)

Truth …

I’ve always wondered what’s Truth ?

What’s the search for truth ?

Is it the search for the right ?

Or are we seeking  answers to some unanswered questions in our life ?

Is it that deep is truth ? Is it that mysterious is truth ?

All I understand is that what ever happens in our individual lives is the truth of our lives . Coz we and only we know 100% of what transpired in our life till now . When we had our first crush  , when we realised what we want to do in life , what incidence deeply hurt us .. Whatsoever  it may be right from the ordinary to the deepest of secrets , just reflecting honestly on our life will reveal the truth of our life ..truth will never be found outside ,it’s within . And no one else in this universe will be able to tell you the truth of your life ever , pls get that straight .

रूबरू( meeting ) with your experiences is for me Truth … Having  a गुफ़्तगू (dialogue ) with your conscience ,that’s Truth 😊😊😊

 

 

117)

The Champion versus the Challenger …

God this one was a tough one to write 😊

Still remember the fight between the challenger rocky balboa and the champion Ivan drago In one of my favourite all time movie Rocky 4 .

And as I reflect on  the journey of both the champion and the challenger there are many lessons to be learnt .

In life we also lead a journey when at times we are the champion and at times we are the challenger .. The circle of life continues and the designation keeps changing, but what’s constant are the attributes . The challenges of  the challenger are to win against the odds , work harder , work smarter , think out of the box , have a will that’s unbreakable and fight with a strong emotion of achieving the seemingly impossible ..

The challenges of the champion are to maintain his position of numero uno , to be best than what the best is and that’s him ( tough job ) , to innovate , to keep instigating that fire within to stay at the top , to be humble  n stay focused leaving aside all the adulation ..

Now if u sum up the challenges of both the champion and the challenger I guess we come across most of the attributes that one needs to possess in order to have consistently successful life … So let’s not focus on being the champion  or the challenger . Let’s be the master of the qualities n attributes  that define a challenger or the champion 😊😊

 

118)

Victorious

I remember the victorious feeling when I got  80.763 % in the ssc exam . That moment it mattered the most ..

I remember the victorious feeling when I got my mechanical engineering degree . That moment it mattered the most ..

I remember my first times food guide award that I got for my restaurant Shabree .. That moment again it mattered the most ..

I remember my first political post as the secretary of the BJYM maharashtra .. Again most important at that time ..

I remember 16th may 2014 when my father won the member of parliament elections … A moment that was thirst quenching again .

The point being experiencing the feeling of being victorious is important as it leads us to newer challenges and subsequently more and more victories …

Always  try to make the most of the opportunity in front of you  . Big or small does not matter . What matters is victory  . And when u win , it’s that moment that matters , Coz it  eventually turns out to be The highlight in the compilation  of your small but important victories that one day will be reflected in the story of the life that you lived ..

Victorious is a good adjective to be associated with 😉…. Let’s Create our own story my friends .. To being victorious 😉😉😉

 

119)

Kille Raigad, Serendipitously…

It was our most important photo shoot .

We had decided that on Monday morning 7 am we will leave for kille Raigad , it got cancelled .

Then again it was scheduled for Tuesday morning 7 am .. Even that got canceled ..

Finally today morning at 5.17 am Reva messages me “Morning! Just confirming that we’re leaving at 6:45?” And finally at 7 PM we actually leave for our final shoot .

It was beautiful weather and the 5 of us stop for breakfast at basho Mulshi where we are surprisingly delighted with a stunning view of the Mulshi back waters and a healthy breakfast .

And after few soulful snaps we move ahead towards Kille Raigad and it’s a beautiful tamhini ghat that we cross it’s so so close to heaven is that drive I can’t explain . And we reach the grand fort around 10 amidst heavy security . And we wonder why ? We stop by to ask the police what’s the matter and they say it’s the Raigad mohatsav and our honourable chief minister is about to come ,  Surprise surprise . So we take the  cable car and reach to the top enjoying the breathtaking view of the Konkan mountains . And as we reach its like Kille Raigad has been decorated just for us .thats what I call Serendipity ..

The bhagva zenda is fluttering all over , the pheta’s , the dhol Tasha , the Rhythm and the atmosphere is electric .

And so we start clicking and suddenly we come across Amol Kolhe dressed up gracefully as Shivaji Maharaj and Reva says pls click one snap with him  and he readily obliges too .

As we move ahead just near the Putala of Shivaji Maharaj our chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is attending the mohatsav and again Reva insists for a snap at Kille Raigad with devenji and even he obliges  😊.. Again serendipity ..

After shooting for almost 2 hours in a beautifully decorated Raigad we come down to have lunch at a house of a farmer which I must say was the best experience after ages .. Serendipity totally ..

Our final shoot is over now and my book “S.S Dairies ” will be launched on 20th Feb but today was day when everything fell in line so beautifully as if it’s was destined to be . Life surprises you sometimes so pleasantly that you start pinching yourself to actually see if it’s real  . Today we experienced what I call a fortunate stroke of serendipity..

It was indeed  Kille Raigad Serendipitously 😊😊

 

120)

The Significance of the road less travelled

I still remember my brother Dushyant waking up at 4 am each day to study  during the exam preparation holidays , while we were in school and college  . He used to study upto 8 am and after that the whole day he used to play , fool around while we were studying sluggishly  the whole day from 9 am to 6 pm ..  That morning 4 hours he used to study what we could study in 8 hours ..

I remember my dear friend Revati Malati , taking me to this store called Anokhi for shopping of clothes for my photo shoot . And the choices she made were only based on the principle of comfort . I mean I would have not bought those clothes with such loose fits and  simple soft fabrics  ever  . But as I began to wear them I could feel the comfort in my mind .. Infact now I look forward  more to be comfortable in my skin rather look good aesthetically ..

I remember having hit the gym at 8 Am and seeing the sticker on my tread mill reading ‘ 10 mins maximum ‘😉 and one day I landed up at 4 pm and it seemed that I own the gym , could easily do whatever I wished too ..

I remember my guru  Bhaiyyu Maharaj travelling from Indore to pune at night,  that too leave at 1 pm and reach pune by 8 am which otherwise takes u 12 hours minimum , and when I quizzed him about it not being safe , he used to tell me that if your driver is good  , well rested and you choose the less traveled road then it’s the safest time to travel as it saves you a lot of time as no one travels at this time as well as gives u adequate sleep and you ready for the upcoming day with aplomb ..

All I wish to say is that as we progress in the cruise  of life , it’s important to widen our perspective , it’s important to think from a plan ( height ) , it’s important to understand the relevance Along with significance of taking the road less travelled ..

It’s a engaging  journey is life .. Let’s not follow the tried and tested , let’s endeavour  to be divergent .. ..

Let’s explore the concealed 😉 and that I’m certain will take us closer to the highway that will lead us to our destination and that’s  LIBERTY  😉

Love

S.S.

 

121)

Tale of two slippers ..

Normally me n my wife go to the gym at the same time every morning . So yesterday morning as we were about to leave , I was searching for my favourite slippers and could not find them in the shoe rack . That’s when sujata told me , listen that yellow one is Aaryatej ‘s ( my almost 13 year old friend cum son 😉) slippers you can wear that . And I looked at her and said r u crazy , haven’t u slept well enough to which she said calmly will u pls try it once .

And as I wore them to my surprise they fitted me to the T.. To be honest it took me sometime after that to actually realise that my son has grown up .. I mean I’ve always believed that the role of a father begins when the kids enter their teens..

It’s about guiding them at an age where they actually start generating  the practical questions .. A father should actually guide them regarding issues like inferiority complex , like phases of relationships , like fighting hard to make an identity , like travelling to Broaden their vision , like making them  a soldier to face this competitive world …

For the first time in my life I felt like a Father 😉..

The point is not to give them money or comforts of life , the point is to give them a platform that’s the best to prosper along with awakening dormant ingredients of greatness within them  ..

After all the biggest satisfaction for any father would be to see his son do better than him .. I would definitely rate myself as per that norm even its a tough challenge 😉😉😉

And so I told my wife today her duty is almost done regarding the elder one , it’s my turn now.

A new era begins as an parent for me ..

Isn’t life a darling ? It makes you realise your roles in life just at the right time and how ?

For me it was , what I call a Tale of Two Slippers 😉😉

 

122)

Work …. A Joyride

It’s been more than a week since I’ve written anything and somewhere I’ve been uneasy as this thought has been playing in my mind . But to write one must also be in a relaxed state of mind , having said that  manier  times I ironically get relaxed once I write .. Well this is life and the Witty games it plays with u 😉…

Well coming to the point I’ve been wondering for many years what really work is ? And slowly but surely I’ve come to this conclusion of my understanding of work …

Work is not spending 8 hours sitting on one desk making monotonous decisions .

Work begins as you wake up when u hold the newspaper in your hand .. You imbibe knowledge .

Work is when u have that cup of tea with your wife deciding on the day’s events and few exchange of thoughts . You touch companionship  ..

Work is when u hit the gym and workout your temple that’s your body which leads you to a fitter you .. You refresh along with strengthen yourself .

Work is also when you actually go to your office and take important decisions that take your career ahead and not just sit n slog for 8 hours . You take your karma ahead ..

Work is when u chat with your friends on phone or in person . You touch human emotions

Work is also talk to your parents or visit a temple . You seek blessings ..

Work is when u have your meals .. You nourish yourself

Work is when u pursue your hobbies .. You breed satisfaction 😉

Work is also when u retire to some solitude in the evening all by yourself .. You meet Yourself 😊…

For me you start working the moment u get up until you rest  Coz life is not about priorities  . Life for me is complete when u fullfill all your duties .. And for that you need to touch all aspects of your life daily and take them forward .

Work for me is in everything that you do and that once realised makes your life a joyride 😊…

Yes work is a Joyride 😊😊😊

Love

S.S

 

 

123)

Risk ….

Today morning we were on way to Satara for a family function . My elder son plays beautiful renditions in the car . Infact I hate anyone deciding which songs will be played in my car ,Aaryatej being the only exception , as he totally has imbibed the same music acumen as mine . And so one beautiful rendition a unplugged version of  “kaun mera ..mera kya tu lage ” by the husky papon  was being played and suddenly few bikers riding on several Harley Davidson bikes zoomed passed us . To which my wife in her typical style said ” baba I’m toh never going to give any of my son’s these bikes ever , it’s so risky” and so began the thought mingling in my mind  😊..::

I observed those bikers Closely , they were riding one of the best machines , they had the best helmets and their accessories , bags all were very safely and professionally arranged . To me it seemed safe ..

Then I remembered one interview that I had read of legendary filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker , he was asked why he makes such risky films like Lagaan and Jodha Akbar to which he replied that to him the usual commercial films with less substance seem risky  .. Again knowing the effort and passion that he puts into his work seemed a good answer ..

Also listening to beautiful renditions made me visit another experience where  I was at a felicitation program in a school for the underprivileged and there I gave away the best sportsman’s  award to a young 14 year old boy who rides 14 kms bicycle to school each day and I wondered why does it feel risky when my son wants to go to tuitions on a bicycle ..

We confuse risk with fate and that’s where we make a big mistake ..

Any out of the box thought or adventure or dream if supported by immaculate planning , adequate  safety measures and conviction cannot be termed as risk 😉…

In fact risk for me lies in  not living your life as per your beliefs  & aspirations …

It’s just the way how u look at life isn’t it ?

Love

S.S

 

124)

The company of those 5 people

Few weeks back a young dynamic boy met me at my office . He had some work with the state government and it was my duty to assist him in every possible way .

A week later his work fortunately got done and he came to say a heart felt thank you to me . We conversed for almost a hour and I must add  that the level of conversation was Pretty deep philosophically .

May be we could have carried on for much more time had not other people come to meet me .

Just before leaving though , he shared  a reformative thought with me .

He said siddharth Ji , what we become in life is mostly determined by the 5 people that we are mostly surrounded by . The company that we choose to be around with ,usually impacts our thought process leading to subsequent results .

After he left the thought kept lingering in my mind . Every day it was subconsciously in my mind and slowly it started growing more on me . I started analysing it deeply , started visiting my past experiences and actually comparing it to one and another .

Finally after a fortnight of thinking I came to the conclusion that it’s a reformative thought indeed .

Any one who wants to grow in life has to move beyond his comfort zone . There’s a saying that if u think you are the best in your social circle ( however small or big it might be ) then it’s time to change your social circle .

Your company should inspire you , it should fill in those blanks of your life that are stagnant or dormant . May it be fitness , intellect , passion , hard work , balance of duties , refraining from addictions and many more ,company does matter .

If it’s wrong then It can stagnate your growth , make you feel pessimistic , make you complacent , unhealthy , leading your life to darkness .

If it’s right it can inspire you to challenge your mental limits , think beyond the ordinary , widen your perspective ,leading you to greater heights that you deserve in life .

After all the biggest power that we are blessed with is the power to choose.

So take the effort to choose the right company around you .

Simplicity is profound they say , I think this thought  for me is   , simply profound .

The company of those 5 people

 

125)

Runway and the Aeroplane

Was  in the evening flight from Delhi to pune , the lights in the aircraft turned off and the plane was moving on the runway ready to take off .

I looked out of the window and observed the plane actually moving forward leaving behind the runway . Within no time we were airborne.

Life is the runway and we are the aeroplane  , one day everyone has to take off into the skies . The point is what u achieve on that runway before u take off.

As I reflected on this thought during the flight I realised  that as an example at this age of 37 I have less to look forward than last year when I was 36 and  more to look back than the previous year. This will continue year after year and finally we will have so much of memories and almost nothing to look forward . So if you wish to have those wonderful memories to look Back to ,as your flight takes off its time u better pull up your socks and get going .

Time is a cheater ,it can charm you with its witty games and before you realise it will be gone with the wind .

So get up , get your act together , dream more , work more , create more ,improvise more , customise more , struggle more and achieve more . Let’s all of us work towards seeing the sunlight of that day of achievement ,which each one of us has dreamt  in his own individual capacity .

Let’s take charge of our destiny ,only to gift us with wonderful memories to look back as we head forward constantly in this runway of our life

Love

S.S

 

126)

The leap of faith …

2009 Lok Sabha elections , I was a naive entrant in politics , just about trying to manage the election campaign . Not knowing  anything about politics , just a few administrative qualities that i had learnt while looking after my business for a decade . Towards the end of the campaign came a moment where it seemed that if we have to win we have to take certain risks that might end us up in some debt also . But the mind was saying no and heart was uncertain . After a lot of thought I decided to go the safer route . The  result was a marginal defeat by 25k votes .

2014 Loksabha elections , I was definitely more experienced but as always it’s not over until it’s over . Again came the moment where certain risks had to be taken Which might again end up in some major debt too .

The mind again was a bit uncertain but the heart was raging and confident , the want was way more passionate . And I took the leap of faith . Result was a overwhelming victory by 315 k votes and some debt too .

Point being you never gonna achieve your dreams just taking the safer route . You’ve to take them hands on , attack with a indomitable spirit and most importantly believe in your heart and take that leap of faith . Worth it

 

127)

Mentally rich

It happens sometimes In a luxury sedan  car while on the highway ,we open up a parcel of food , eat it and once done we open the window and throw the garbage on the road . If I Think about the times I’ve done it I  feel like a mentally poor person .

It happens Manier times that we miss our workouts in the best gym that we have enrolled but when it comes to eating food , we hog and eat almost to extent of our stomach bursting and then sleep like there’s no tomorrow .

It I think about the times that I’ve been through such moments I feel like a mentally poor person .

It happens a few times that inspite of having all the money and power in the world we crave to have that pass on the highway that will allow us to go toll free .

If I think about times that I’ve felt such a urge I feel like a mentally poor person .

Life my friends is simple , we start to complicate it when we start doing things without even knowing why we doing it .

I mean any thing and everything that we do has to have some logic ,some reason behind it . If not its just isn’t class .

What’s the point of having all the riches and-luxuries that money can buy if you don’t have any class within . And how’s that being known as rich ?

Conducting yourself with dignity , syncing your outer world with your inner world and improving for the better as a individual is for me being mentally rich .

It’s the class with which one thinks and acts  about every aspect of his life is the one who for me is Mentally Rich . Now that’s a wealth I wish to earn in life

 

128)

The Gallery of Bravery …

Two decades Back one day I had gone to watch a cinema at a theatre called Mangala which is nearby to our house with my cousin Aniruddha Deshmukh .

We parked our kinetic honda in the parking and took a receipt of rs 5 . After watching the movie we came back to the parking and unfortunately I could not find that receipt . So I told the parking attendant there that I must have lost it but I’ve paid Coz without that they just did not leave anyone ahead .

But this was a hot headed huge guy almost with attributes of a goon . He started giving us a dose in his unruly language and asked me to pay up immediately otherwise he won’t leave us . Being a Maratha that I am even I stepped aside from the bike and ferociously began arguing with him in his language . It really started getting ugly until a few people intervened and finally we left without paying them . As we were returning home , my brother Aniruddha told me ,Siddharth , there are many frustrated souls around us in the society each n everyday , if u start fighting with them then you will find so many people like this at every corner of the city that you won’t have a single minute without an argument . You have a much blessed life than many of these so Just forget ,forgive and move on . There is so much to explore in life rather than wasting time on such insignificant incidences .

For rs 5 you screwed up your mood as well as wasted 30 mins to no avail . And whom did u win over ? A frustrated soul .. So what have u achieved ?

This thought completely changed the way I looked at life , after that whenever I came across such unfortunate incidences like some one scratching my car , or goof ups of receipts at e way tolls , I just smile say sorry even if it’s not my mistake and move on .

We confuse bravery with ego , that’s where we go wrong .

People think if they win in a argument or a street fight they are brave ,whereas bravery lies in taking on life and it’s challenges head on .

There’s no point playing to the gallery of fat ego’s whole life , the point is to reach your destination of achievements by climbing the hard steps of life relentlessly in pursuit of greatness .

That for me would playing to the Gallery of Bravery .

Love

S.S

 

129)

 

Trash …

Normally I’ve this ritual of picking up a Monday every month , I start with clearing my wardrobe , clothes , shoes , cosmetics , accessories , u name it , whatever does not fit me or is worn out or is done with is out of the house . I give it to either people whom I love or people who might need it .

What is needed is what stays ,rest is out ..

Then I go to my office and clear off all my trash , may it be papers , invitations , files etc ..what remains is what’s needed .

Then I clear of my messages , my what’s app , my emails , my songs list , my electronic accessories , my personalised stationery , everything that’s close to me is updated after this exercise ..

Trust me clearing off the trash or the unwanted is important as it blocks your mind in a subtle way .

After all what is trash ? Trash means the not needed anymore stuff or the expired date item .

Piling on or persisting with any form of trash is criminal to your personal growth .

It’s a subjective thought , to each his own of-course but that’s my firm belief .

Start removing the trash out of your life , right from your wardrobe to Negative people around you and see how refreshing life actually is . It’s like the feeling when the fog is cleared from your glares ..

Wanna see life clearer than ever ? Remove all the trash that exists around you ,out of your life

 

Love

S.S

 

130)

Customise More ..

It’s a beautiful evening in Delhi , there’s slight drizzle and a cool breeze . And as I sit in peace in my house overlooking the beautiful green lawn listening to this beautiful rendition of ‘ Phir Le aaya dil by Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan ‘, two thoughts start playing in my mind out of which I decide after a lot of jugalbandi to write on this path breaking thought ..

I call it path breaking because I’ve been practicing it and it does wonders to your life ..

Knowing exactly what u want in every aspect of your life means customisation …

Now how does it work ?

Let me share a few of my personal customisations briefly .. To each his own I must add .

For example let’s talk about nutrition

I like to have half cup of strong adrak tea first thing every morning , if I get it the way I want then I’m set for the day .. Similarly through out the day what ever I really like I make it a point I only have that as my meals ..

Let’s take music

My playlist is edited with songs that are appealing to me this moment . Once it gets a little monotonous they go into the classics folder . But not a single song that I don’t like is there in my iPod ..

Now let’s talk about work .

I tend to work administratively better in the first half of the day so all my brainy and decision making stuff starts right from the moment I enter my office and in the later half its more of outdoor work which is equally important also it feels natural in the second half ..

Let’s close it with exercise ..

I like the iron more currently hence love to do weight training , does not matter if I’m doing it everyday because that’s what gets me naturally to the gym .

What I intend to say is that customisation in every aspect of your life is critical because It keeps your mindset stable , your mood remains constant , you are always close to your inner-self .

There’s more consistency in every aspect of your life , also there’s constant satisfaction . Even the challenges are relatively easy to handle .

After all it’s your journey is this life , why not exactly make it the way you wish to ?

Believe me it’s such a pleasure to live a customised life .

Life’s job is to throw you out of your comfort zone , your job is to bring it right back in your control .

Customisation in every aspect of your life right from your hobbies to your duties to your relationships will lead you towards fulfilment ..

Customise more

Love

S.S

 

131)

Understand more …

We make many mistakes , realise some immediately , some with time and some after ages .. But then We forgive ourselves almost immediately most of the time . Manier times we are even lucky that our mistakes go unnoticed , our realisations make us acquit ourselves from penalty for the mistakes that we make . Also we improve when we self realise our mistakes ..

But then having known all these things why do we not forgive others for the mistakes they make ?

Why do we not let them realise their mistakes with time ?

Why don’t give them a chance to get self acquitted ?

The point that needs to be understood by each and everyone one of us in this universe

” each human is naturally designed to do only what he wants to the most at the particular moment , good or bad ,right or wrong , it’s his life ,there’s no point stopping or even advising ( when you not being asked ) , because all that you’ll get from stopping or forcefully advising is a resistance or a lie that too to no avail .

Always understand how the world thinks or operates from the way we think or operate . It’s as simple .

Understand more

Love

S.S

 

132)

Life is Simple

 

A few days back I was unexpectedly at home in the evening around 6 pm . Wanted to freshen up hence decided to go for a bath . Just at that time my 5 year old son rudratej came home after playing football and joined me for a bath . Initially he was reluctant to have a bath as he was tired , but his mother pushed him and rightly so . For a few mins he just sat around doing nothing , after that he started actually having a systematic bath .

All he used to do is ask me for the shower gel . And then he used to religiously apply everywhere even though he was tired . Then at last he asked me again for the shower gel and I asked him now why u need it ? He said ‘ Arre pappa who’s going to clean my back , you forgot kya ?

He had a complete bath , the way it is to be had .

U know after that moment many realisations dawned on me .

Observe our children , they do most of the things correctly , may it be postures like sleeping , or getting down from the bed , or may it be eating habits like eating slow , eating after every few hours . The way they learn alphabets for the first time . The way they express so candidly .

They observe you and accordingly sweetly manipulate you too with no harm intended .

They act neutral when we as parents fight and eventually end up consoling both .

Just like they mould themselves as per our behaviour and attributes , even we should not forget that there’s so much that they also teach us . They are sincere , they like to keep their word , they are always in the moment .

And as Pablo Picasso says ‘ every child is an artist , the problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up ‘ .

I believe that as adults we complicate life unnecessarily .

Just observe children growing up and you will understand , life is actually so simple

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It’s all about how u look at every situation in life .

Love

S.S

 

133)

To the Gentleman within

Today incidentally got an opportunity to see this amazing movie “The Intern ” starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway ..

Trust me it’s such a beautiful movie ,just din want it to end .

The character played by Robert De Niro is of a true gentleman.

Many times you acquire such class only with age and experience .

But I think if we can take a page out of this we stand to gain more while we are still young .

The point is about being a gentleman .

After all who’s a gentleman?

For me

A gentleman is one who’s liberal

A gentleman is one who’s chivalrous

A gentleman is one who’s never insecure or possessive .

A gentleman is one who respects each other’s independence.

A gentleman is one who’s always appropriately dressed .

A gentleman is one who’s well mannered

A gentleman is one who’s a giver

A gentleman is one who’s confident about his own ability

A gentleman is one who treats women with outmost respect and also one who looks upto them as Co-Creators.

A gentleman is one who knows exactly where to pause .

A gentleman is one who knows it more than many.

He’s the one who separates the men from the boys ..

Oh my god , Robert De Niro the character that you’ve played has just left me in absolute awe of the characteristics that a gentleman does possess .

After all it’s all about evolution isn’t it ?

It’s time to realise , rise and bring to fore the Gentleman within …

Love

S.S

 

134)

Eighteen years back in May 1998 i came here to London for the first time as a 18 year old . Was here just for a day n half but I remember very well the fresh breath of air as soon as I came out of the Heathrow airport . The financial capital of the world it was . As a young aspirational boy all I took back from here were dreams . Dreams to make it big , Dreams to be the best . Dreams to arrive on the global platform . It’s the power of those dreams that ignited the fire within for the first time in my life I must say .

Eighteen years later I must say life has come a full circle as it was now after such a long time that I had the fortune of visiting this iconic financial capital of the world again .

The the fresh breath of air was absolutely the same at the Heathrow .

In the last 5 days , every day in my 7am walk in the Hyde park I reflected on each beautiful day that I’d just experienced .

To be honest , its not the hotels or iconic buildings or swanky restaurants but it’s the world class public amenities that set this city apart . May it be the public parks , public transport , dustbins , streets , traffic Managment ,sports facilities , world class auditoriums , u name it .

The involvement of the government and the citizens in making and sustaining London as one of the best city in the world is unparalleled .

I’ve realised that when you provide world class public amenities then right from the poor to the rich automatically sense a feeling of inclusiveness harmony and pride for the city and the country . It’s not about the big things always , it’s the small small things that make u feel special , make u feel loved .

As a political leader it widens your horizon and also makes you more wiser . It’s how u touch lives is what matters the most .

All I take back after eighteen years from this beautiful city is dreams again but this time to make my city and my country one of the best in terms of a world class quality of life by providing accountable governance and world class public amenities .

Hope fully when I’m back after another eighteen years this city will inspire me to dream more ..

Adios London ,until we meet again it’s London Dreams

 

135)

Noise pollution ..

A year back I had been to this luxury hotel called Dusit Devarana in Delhi for a lunch . Must admit it’s a fantastic property . It’s right on the busy and immensely noisy highway between Delhi & Gurgaon .

But as I entered the property the noise had toned down by quite a margin , as I walked more to explore the property I entered their stunning spa which was noise proof and suddenly I experienced pin drop silence . I still remember the calmness that my mind experienced , as if time had for once stopped , a fantastic healing experience it was .

I just sat down on a sofa and for almost half hour I was thoughtless . Just din feel like moving an inch .

In today’s competitive One should understand the nuisance of noise pollution and how it affects our mind as well as body .

May it be the electronic revolution of cell phones and the thousands of applications that come along with them , Bluetooth , television , radios and many more .

Your mind is not still ,if u start thinking about one thought it’s difficult to be on that thought for more than even 15 secs .

Simple tasks are pending for a longtime because of many of these unwanted noises around us .

Do develop a habit of reducing these noises smartly .

May be starting With an hour without any technology each day .

Disallowing all the notifications of all the applications on your cell phone .

A walk in the woods early morning .

A wonderful drive in the night

Or just sitting in solitude in your favourite corner of the House on your rocking chair with no noise whatsoever in the night .

I believe this will increase your efficiency overall as it will give u clarity on many unnecessary stuff going on in your life .

I still believe that in life you should be focused on the decisions that actually take your life forward in the longer run rather than focusing on things that provide temporary happiness and success.

Cut out the noise and feel the difference is all that wish to say

 

Love

S.S

 

 

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