Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bon voyage

Travelling has always been my favourite and lately it has been a long time since i last made any trip . The last trip was made to Chanderi (Madhya Pradesh).
It goes without saying that India has scenic places which are yet to be discovered and explored,no doubt Madhya pradesh has been promoting its state tourism through Incredible India channels, it is  terrific actually
.It was my deep desire to visit chanderi and meet weavers of the town who were involved in this occupation since ages.  The beauty of the sarees these weavers weave is parallel to the exquisite beauty found in that place.
Okay ,apart from all that surprised me on that visit , I always wanted to share what all goes through my brain whenever i sit in a train,wait on the platform,catch a flight etc;
it is indeed surprising how i think about different things at the same time.
I would like to share somethiing which came through my mind after i saw fortune teller machines installed  on the platforms, I also read about them recently.
There are row of bizarre looking machines with flasing red and yellow lights inside them(enough to attract any person let alone ANY child). they also show you your weight for one rupee and tell your fortune as well.they work like this : leave aside your baggage and stand on the place provided  facing the lights which flash in kaleidoscopic manner.
you need to indert one rupee coin and the the machine starts working.
lights flash like crazy and the machine goes tick tock  and then there is a loud noise when it comes out with stiff chit of cardboard generally yellow in colour(sometimes light pink).the lights and noise calm down . on this chit will be written your weight and your fortune.
two kinds of people use this machine : the children of the rich ;or the fully grown adults of the poorer class,who remain all their lives children ;)
PICTURE (above): the beautiful town of chanderi (about which i will specially write in details ,because i do not want to miss a single point ) besides me.:)
 My every journey made me think somethings which  otherwise,would never even come in rarest of my  dreams. There were any others too which i might have forgotten,once i am reminded of them, i will definitely come back and write up about them too !:)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Few lessons learnt

whenever you embark upon a new journey , many things follow which includes excitement . people who care for you will always want you to be safe. friends will ask you to go places and enjoy to the summit. when i was about to leave my home , there were some lessons given by my mom, which obviously helped me to sail through many difficult situations.this time arouns, i feel it is time to ponder over those lessons and a revision is must.

i read an articlefew days back in some magazine which reflected  somewhat similiar views to what i was old few years back.

1.  outside world is mean. and it is ought to be like that.
2. be true to yourself. while you're at it, stop being an ass to yourself. you are doing the best yo can , too.
3. Right now, you believe  you are the better than anyone else  around you, soon you will realise what you are but that should not fear you innate awesomness.
4. you will have classmates who study ferociously and give themselves diarrohea pior to examinations,you  will also have classmates  who settle their chins comfortably on their text books and talk about their family members who had love marriages.
everyone will tell you to hangout with loosie squad, but hangout with storytellers instead, because at this tender age  you should not be influenced by people who invite diarrohea prior to exams.
5.some distinguished men  will follow you, call you names and grab you in public because..... i am not really sure why . when this happens do not allow other people to blame this kind of behaviour on your clothing. your language or for the fact that you have a uterus.
and many more ...
even though there were times when i could not go home and i missed it badly but these lessons always helped me to go through difficult situations.