‘It’s Not Just Those Who Destroy, But Also Those Who Watch Them Without Doing Anything.’

Here are some things I’ve began noticing very frequently around me. Some of them were truly shocking. And all of them, disappointing.

Peoples outlook and attitude towards occurrences around them is apathetic. There is a lack of initiative and enthusiasm in people unless it is for themselves. These days, sab kuch chalta hai .Why? Because as long as I am not personally involved in an issue, I care 2 hoots about it. That is the reason why I will only be angry and react when someone teases MY sister or someone in the government office does not forward MY file. I will not help a person in an accident because they’re not MY relatives and I don’t want a court case against ME. I don’t care about the garbage disposal in my area unless someone throws it in front of MY door and I for sure will do nothing if I see someone putting acid into the root of a tree just because it’s canopy is huge and covers the newly decorated board of their shop. And again, I will not do anything because it’s not MY PROBLEM!

(Yes! It’s true. A shopkeeper wanted to cut a tree that was right in front of his shop because he had renovated it and the tree which had been there for ages providing shelter and shade to many people made it difficult for his shop’s board to be visible to the customers. He did not have a legitimate reason to cut it and thus was refused to do so by the municipal corporation. What he then started doing was putting acid to the root of the tree. And it slowly withered and died.)

The people around him must’ve known. His family must’ve known. The most important..his conscience must have known. But no one stopped him. This deprivation of initiative and enthusiasm in the people of our country, I am scared, will pass on.

And then, of course we have the famous ‘BLAME GAME.’ We blame the government, we blame others who do things that are not right. We talk. We talk and complain and talk and complain….but refuse to do anything about it. Many a time we refuse to follow what we ourselves tell others. It’s like we behave well for others. To not be judged as a “rule breaker” by others. To be labelled as desirable. For example: Parents tell their kids to wear hemets, but they themselves won’t. Neither will they wear seat belts. It’s the very simple and basic things.

How difficult is it? To show care and love to a fellow human being. To think about the environment and nature. Atleast not harm it if not do anything to better it. To value your own life. Think about it. It’s not that hard 🙂

There’s Always a Way Out

It’s a topsy-turvy month. Such a topsy-turvy month! I’m missing everything! But it is also a very lucky month. Because whatever I have missed, Life’s given me a chance to get ‘back on track’ again….literally! ( How? You shall soon know )

So I recently did tell you about the blunder I made regarding my SAT. Oh and I also got to know that I wasn’t the only one who made that error (chuckles B-P) . 2 more people did! And yesterday, I missed my train. That’s something I never thought would happen. I was supposed to go to my mother’s place. But the brilliant, empty, traffic free roads we have here..just wouldn’t allow that. How many times has it happened that you plan and carefully calculate the time required to reach the station (mind you! this is inclusive of the time spent in waiting for that red light to turn green) and it exceeds that! There we are, the 5 of us (my cousins and I) squeezed into a cab, carrying the luggage of 10 people, praying frantically that we don’t miss our train, but we did. I was upset. My cousins were annoyed and we had to return home.

Just as we opened the door to the house,my phone blipped. I received a message that was forwarded from Mom. It had a new booking date. It’s been long since I met Mom and I really really wanted to meet her. The immense joy that that message gave me was unexplainable, unbloggable, untellable, unutterable, undefinable and any other ‘un…able’ 😀  😛

So here’s the lesson I learnt guys. When there’s something you truly want, the universe conspires to help you achieve it.(Paulo Coelho) But this incident is just ONE of the many incidents that make me believe in new opportunities, second chances, rectifying mistakes and always believing in yourself, your faith and your family. I was reading about the top 10 daily hassles one has to face. Here’s what I came across:

1.Not enough time.

2.Too many things to do.

3.Troubling thoughts about the future.

4.Too many interruptions.

5.Misplacing or losing things.

I’d definitely add traffic and commuting to the list! But whatever it is that is bothering you, never forget that there’s always a way out. However upsetting and annoying a situation or a period of time in your life is, it is going to get over. There are always going to be happy times and beautiful memories yet to be made that await you. Don’t let those stupid negative thoughts cloud your beautiful life 🙂

Yours

Not long ago when we first met

began a story i would never forget

You heard me, my heart and soul

and without you I never knew

I’d feel so incomplete and so far away from myself

Your hands on my skin

So cold yet warm

That Moment, A raging storm

Your eyes on mine, Hooked

Yours, I was, the moment you looked

My heart against yours, so close

‘The Perfect Kiss’ , on my toes

tightly held, you’d never let me fall

Your smile made imperfections perfect

The look in your eyes gifted the world to me

And every time you left, You took it away

Until, the next time I saw you

For it was only then the world was mine

and I was Yours.

Backbreaking Fun

Here’s the history project I was talking about. How could I talk about it and not show it to you! So this is just a glimpse of it. Hope you guys like it! 😀

Indus National Museum
Indus National Museum
Bull Racing
Bull Racing
Priest King
Priest King
Recreation Of Artefacts
Recreation Of Artefacts
The Harappan burial depicting belief in life after death.
The Harappan burial depicting belief in life after death.

One Mistake Gives You Extra Time To Prepare…(and also makes mum angry :P)

Hey there Bloggers!

Haven’t been very regular, have I? Well, project deadlines (especially history) and SAT preparations take up a lot of your time…TRUST ME ON THAT! But now that my history presentation is over and SAT postponed, I’m a little relieved.

So I learnt a little something today out of a really stupid and careless mistake I made. I did not read. By that I mean “I did not CLEARLY AND THOROUGHLY go through my SAT requirements before the test.But to defend my part, I did go to the College Board official website. Apparently a ‘VALID ID’ is different for different countries. *NEWS FLASH!!!* Candidates taking up the SAT in India, Ghana, Nepal, Nigeria and Pakistan must produce their original passport as the ONLY form of identification without which they will not be allowed to take up the test. And I did not have a passport 😦 (The ironic part is that every mail I received from College Board was titled ‘Your Passport to Studying in the U.S. I feel foolish now 😦 )

On the other hand though we were able to (rather mum was able to) change the test date. So now I have time to prepare until November 7…which is good 🙂