Life? Railway tracks?

Well, today I want to pick out the finest threads from this thing called life and arrange them in a manner that would make sense for me. You see how they arrange the railway tracks? Always proper and at calculated distances, because if they failed to do so then you know it would wreck havoc. A lot of lives that could potentially be lost, a lot of people who might be on their beds for the rest of their lives and so on. Human tragedy has no real limitations I guess. You see people getting killed in freak accidents then you see some getting shot/stabbed and then some die because of natural causes. Causes like their heart failing to pump blood or their kidneys failing to purify and do its job, such small things.

Recently, a colleague of mine passed away in a road accident and I am not kidding you that a few days prior to that I was looking to volunteer for the same cause. I think my feeble attempt might help save a life directly or indirectly. Burrr wait what am I even talking about? I started with something then went on to something and then here? Talk about being random.

The reason I am utilizing this platform is that I really need a source to channelize my thoughts like I’ve done in the past. And the grim reality of life is that you will find yourself alone at times. No, people will not always move away but you’ll push them too and the worst thing is that you’ll not know until it is too late or maybe I am wrong.

I have been questioning a lot of things lately but let’s talk about that on a different post some other day. Until then, let this blog be a small window in my life and into the weird thought process I have. I shall keep trying to make my position in this world or I’d just stand out! Whatever works!

See you, folks!

A visit to Jaipur

There are two terms –
1. Tourist
2. Traveller

I like to think of myself as a traveller and not a tourist but there is nothing right and nothing wrong, it is just that I happen to relate to it more. Let me tell you about my recent travel to Jaipur from the capital of India. This is going to be a candid one so I believe you will enjoy it.

Returning late from work on a Friday evening, I and my friend (colleague)  started talking about going somewhere on the extended weekend as Monday was an off. Nothing materialized but I suggested we can go to Jaipur since it is just under 300 km from the city, we left for our places only to talk about it later at night.

I went home, checked my emails and then logged into facebook and then talked to that same friend and he said let’s go, I said yes and we decided to meet at Sarai Kale Khan Inter-State Bus Terminus in New Delhi from where we would catch our ride to Jaipur – The Pink City.

Fast-forward to the next morning. We reached Sarai Kale Khan and sat in the first bus that was leaving for Jaipur and then we shook hands because we started on this unplanned trip, still not sure where we would stay, how many days, how much money we needed and what we would do there. Let me talk about the bus a bit more and also tell you the price (also, I can visit this later and recall how much I paid).

The bus was of Haryana Roadways and to our surprise, it was fairly clean and in nice condition. The conductor of the bus wasn’t grumpy and he gave us a single ticket for Rs. 270. Yes, that was cheap, so we bought the tickets and sat back in our seats with some stranger sharing the third seat in our row. He did not speak to us until we reached very close to Jaipur and that happened when I asked him to shift from the window seat, see I just wanted to take some photographs. On the way, the bus stopped at something which won’t even qualify for a Dhaba, on realizing that we had no options and Jaipur was still 180 km away, we ordered Paranthas with Rajma curry. There were actually very nice.

Now let me quickly jump to the bus stop in Jaipur, it took us a while to reach there (even after entering Jaipur). As soon as we got outside of the bus, one auto driver came to us and offered us to show hotels. After much discussion, we said okay let’s try and he took us to some hotels and we ended up taking one in Bani Park area, very close to the bus stop and also to the main road.

After bargaining and checking in, I opened up Jugnoo app and called for an auto, since it seemed like a cheap option but really wasn’t. What arrived was a tempo kind of thing and not really an auto. We went to Badi Chopad and explored the market and then walked to Raj Mandir Cinema for the Lassi shop called Shreenath Lassiwala only to find it closed. Nevermind, we had this Rajasthani thali at Natraj. Very nice thali, great service. Day 1 ended with us exploring places around that area. We took an Uber which there is for Rs5/km, cheaper than Delhi, had a nice chat with the driver.

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Back at hotel, I was taking backup of the photographs I had clicked. I knew I would soon run out of space because I only carried two memory cards -8GB each, yeah I know what is going through your mind right now.

Next day, we got up real early, had a shitty breakfast and then took an e-Rickshaw to Badi Chopad from there we would catch a bus to Amer Fort. Fast-forward (spare me please, I know I am using this term too much) to the part where we take a bus, then another bus and then an e-Rickshaw again and finally arrive at the Zoo. I really wanted to visit zoo because-because I had recently purchased my first telephoto lens which is Tamron 70-300mm and I wanted to make sure that I use it. Uploading photographs that I took with it.

Then we roamed a bit more, had kachori one of the shops, ate lunch and then struggled to book a cab back to our hotel. At six in the evening, we  boarded a bus, clean and nice and I took the window seat this time. I honestly dozed off for like 15 minutes in the starting but then I stared outside for the remaining journey. I was home at around 12:30, had dinner and slept!

Now, I need to buy a memory card. Say, a 32 GB or 16 GB would do! I also need to take more photographs, I uploaded these on facebook and got great response, people loved them.

That’s all folks! You are awesome for making it till the end.

Nope!

I was going to close this tab yet again. This was me staring at the screen yesterday and I had nothing to write or the things were simply too cluttered in my mind, yes I’d prefer going with the latter.

Last time I posted was almost a month ago and the post I made wasn’t really my best one. This too is not an exceptional post, believe me. I have nothing great to write, but I am uploading a photograph so that this blog becomes a little active. Exams are almost over now and I expect to start blogging again. How have you been dear reader?IMG_20160312_180206-01

Everything Changes

For Daily Prompt

Walking down the street, you encounter a folded piece of paper on the sidewalk. You pick it up and read it and immediately, your life has changed. Describe this experience

No wonder, how could a piece of paper change one’s life and I never imagined that it would happen to me. It came as a shock and changed my life in a manner I had never expected.

It was a simple morning, I was going to work and walking on the same sidewalk I had been waking on for the last 5 months, I was humming a song I had heard last night. I stopped to tie my shoe laces which have been giving me problem for some weeks now and as I sat down to tie my laces I came across this clean white piece of paper which was folded neatly.
Out of sheer curiosity I looked around and on seeing nobody around I picked it up. Thought for a moment before opening it, it was a plain white paper someone must have dropped it. It can maybe returned if it had some address or number on it was what my first thought. I then saw a man coming my way and he passed me normally, so I glanced back at that white paper again in my hand. Unable to hold back the suspense anymore, I unfolded the paper to get over it. Little did I know the effect it would have on me would be so huge.
This is what was written on the paper –
Hola lector , sé que estabas
esperando algo agradable ,
pero esto es todo por ahora.
Dime si fueras curiosa .”

Thank You. 😉

Moments- Photo Post

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In Chandni Chowk, Delhi.

View – Photo Post.

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This might be most random post by me but seriously I do not have anything that I would wanna post here right now but I want to make a post.So here you are seeing this photo of a car’s side mirror.Clicked this on Eid that was on 18th July 2015.I forgot to take my camera that day and believe me clouds were incredible that day and it rained as well.
And yes wear your seat belts. 😀

I am not good at it.

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Who drew this masterpiece? This beautiful scene where the sun is about to set and water is so blue that it looks surreal. Okay no guesses there,I drew this one on some application. Apparently you do weird stuff when you are unable to sleep. Bah! I haven’t posted in a while and have been missing the posts by you all as well. I am attached with my laptop. :’)
But I bought some books,so you know things are fine for now. How are you all? Miss me?  I’ll be back pretty soon with great stuff.

P.S- Believe me I draw better in real life as in with pencils and on paper. 😀

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Some photographs.

My camera was away for a while,say for almost 2 months.Today I got it back and here are 2 random photographs (right from the camera)I took today.You know just because I’m incredibly happy to have it back.Expect some more photographs soon.

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Grass beneath my shoes – Photo Post

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A photograph I took last week.Now I didn’t really had any motive behind taking this photograph,I was just standing and opened my camera and yeah so I clicked.How is it by the way?

I titled it “The grass beneath my shoes.” Even thought I’d write a good poem but didn’t write one yet.Meanwhile enjoy the photograph. 🙂

Who am I?

I blog,write stories,poems and haiku(s).
I click decent photographs and think I even have decent handwriting.People compliment me,I make them laugh but I always feel there is some void,there is something that I should be doing but I’m not.I don’t know what that is but yeah I’m unable to figure it out.I don’t call or introduce myself as a photographer,blogger or a writer.I am confused,who am I?Really?
Basically I’m trying to make it large.Get it?Make some difference,be a role model(maybe)?I don’t know.
Do you ever get the same feel?

Why did I write this post?No idea,why the heck am I even posting it?No idea again,but hey this is where I can do it and not get judged(hopefully).

This is an informal invitation to you(readers),to be weird in the comments section.

Have a good time and expect these crazy posts in the future. 🙂