Showing posts with label Travelling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travelling. Show all posts

Journey Called Life..

I remember how at a time when I had just joined college, I was particularly crazy about a show on TV - Roadies. I don't think I need  to brief any teenager about that show, but for those who don't know what the show was about, it was a show wherein a group of  teenagers selected from different locations across the country used to be teamed up. They would then travel to various destinations  on bikes, facing various huddles, enjoying at exotic locations and competing with each other at tasks set out for them and then the  last one to survive in the whole game would be declared as the winner. I was extremely crazy about that show initially and in the first  few seasons, I hardly missed any episodes. I always wished... I want to be a Roadie... I want to travel and see everything.

But then, today, over 10 years down the line, when I sit down by the window,on a Saturday evening, watching the traffic on  highways, I feel are we not on the Roadies everyday..???

We are travelling everyday..from Yesterday to Today....!!

We are meeting new people everyday... Our Family, People at work, at parties, at outings..

We are facing new huddles & challenges everyday...Problems, tasks, assignments, deadlines, targets... There are so many things that  we have to set right & survive though in our life before we can move ahead... Then comes the small and big  joys which can sometimes  be as small as sipping a cup of tea at the roadside tea stall on a pink, rosy morning or a simple "Good Morning " text as you wake up in  the morning or some things as  big as a promotion or buying a new house.... So many things that make us smile every day and every night in our dreams..   

The journey of life has to go on, from birth to infancy to teenage, then school, college, careers, love, family, kids, responsibility, fame, prestige and then old age. Every day is an adventure as we complete our tasks and emerge as "Winners". Everyday is a new beginning, which takes us a step closer to our goals, purpose  in life and our inner self.

Stephen Covey said "We are not human beings on a spiritual journey... We are spiritual beings on a human journey." Same words.. But the order means so much..!! Isn't it..?

Kudos.. Enjoy the Journey,
Urvashi..!!




Of Hands & Lines & Beyond....!!

I still recollect that moment, when in the bus, amidst the slow moving Mumbai traffic which din't seem to trouble us a bit...

You immediately noticed my palm and the lines on it....

The way you complimented on my soft, baby-like skin...

How we wondered.... if these lines truly decided our destiny.....

How you playfully joked that I had a smaller "Life Line"

How I noticed that you had such a deep "Brain Line.."

How we discussed about what each line stands for.....

How we wished to decipher whats written beyond them...

Then how we turned to "That nothing is destined.... Its all about choice & our decision..."

And then how after a few days..

We decided that maybe we are not meant to hold each other's hands forever...!!!!


So cute....!!!!


Yesterday I was walking back home with my friend when I just exclaimed, "Wow..So Cute...!!!"

My friend turned around & said "Who...???"

"Arey aage gayi..!!"

"Aage gayi..???? Were you looking at some baby girl..???"

"Naa re....Woh.............................."

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.......................Woh car... Beetle...!!!! :D

But really, its such a sweet & cute design for a car naa..!!!

I actually like such cars more than those ferocious, speedy & racing type cars. I have liked many cars but till date, "Beetle" has been my favourite. & the only word I exclaim on seeing it is "Wowww.... So Cute...!!!!"

BTW, my favourite car is Honda City..!!! Not that I don't like all those Mercedes' & BMW's etc etc... but just that I like The Sparkling Silver Honda City more than those ones.......!!!

So which is your favourite car..???

Bhool Bhulaiya Solved...!!!


"Ohkk.. So When you get down, just go to ur right hand side straight & u'll find a shop 'Girnar' It is very big..I'll be just waiting opposite it."

"Arey woh McDonalds wala road hai naa..usme hi aage jaake turn legi to wahan pe shop hai... Kisi ko bhi puch naa, you will find it."

"Arey get down before the flyover starts & take the service road straight.. Then take your first right & you'll reach the office..."

Left, right, straight, curves, turns & what not..?? Uff this big city & so many directions..... I just was lost in this whole scene that I frequently called this city - "Thane" a Bhool bhulaiya. Every time my dad or friends instructed me about finding any location in this place, I would seriously avoid going there alone.. I would accompany someone or try to get my work done somewhere else....

But.. but ..but... Three months ago, I was posted at THANE branch of my bank & I had to go this HUGE city daily. I was seriously wondering how would I go there.. Which road to take, which platform the train would stop on...?? Which road would lead to office...etc etc etc...!!!

I slowly got to know the things around. In the beginning I just travelled straight from the road I knew... Then after a few days, I started to explore other routes on my way. I tried going from all the lefts, rights & parallel roads that lead to my office... It was then that I discovered that everything was so perfect. It was all built in squares & had perpendicular corners & turns. It all brought you back to the same place after a whole round was completed. Then the city no longer frightened me. I checked out a few flyovers & which areas they connected. The city is so big that the more you go into the heart of it, the more you can explore.. But by now, I have come to know all the major areas, localities, routes & landmarks. So now, if I get any directions about the left, right or turns to take to reach any place, there surely wont appear a question mark on my face but a smile that means the Bhool Bhulaiya is already solved.. Set up some other maze now...!! :P :)

Pehchan Kaun..???

It is said that India is a country with "Unity In Diversity" and it is indeed so true.. The country is so vast and the people living here are so different from each other. Right from their looks to the way they live, eat, walk, talk & behave, everything is so different.. If you have visited at least four states in the country, you would have surely experienced the difference amongst people.

But with the metro culture rising at various cities, you are likely to come across different people belonging to different cities of India. The question that arise now is, "HOW TO IDENTIFY DIFFERENT CITIZENS OF INDIA???"

So presenting You with some quick tips that would help you to know the people around you..!!!

Scenario 1

Two guys are fighting and a third guy comes along, sees them and walks on.

That's
MUMBAI..!!!
Scenario 2

Two guys are fighting. Both of them take time out and call their friends on

their mobiles. Now 50 guys are fighting.

You are definitely in
PUNJAB!!!
Scenario 3

Two guys are fighting and a third guy comes along and tries to make peace.

The first two get together and beat him up.

That's
DELHI...
Scenario 4

Two guys are fighting. A crowd gathers to watch.

A guy comes along and quietly opens a Chai-stall.

That's
AHMEDABAD....!!
Scenario 5

Two guys are fighting and a third guy comes.

He writes a software program to stop the fight.

But the fight doesn't stop because of a virus in the program.

That's
BANGALORE...
Scenario 6

Two guys are fighting. A crowd gathers to watch.

A guy comes along and quietly says that "AMMA" doesn't like all this nonsense..

Peace settles in...

That's
CHENNAI...!!
Scenario 7

Two guys are fighting and a third guy comes along, then a fourth

and they start arguing about who's right.

You are in
KOLKATA...
Scenario 8

Two guys are fighting. Third guy comes from nearby house and says,

"duon't fight in frant of mai place, go zumwhere else and geep fighting".

That's
KERALA!!!!

And the Best one is ....

Scenario 9

Two guys are fighting. Third guy comes along with a carton of beer.

All sit together drinking beer and abusing each other and all go home as friends.

You are in
GOA!!!


P.S.: The content of this article is not purely original. It was adapted from a mail I received.

Also it is not intended to hurt any community or any person's feelings towards any region..

Any more to add to the list..??
Cheers.. TC :)

Some BEST Moments..!!!



Sharing some of the best moments of my life..

Best not as best actually but as some moments of my journey on the BEST Buses in Mumbai...

I generally start my day with a journey by bus to my college and right from this time things start going wrong..... I mean the day when I am on time the bus is late and on the days when I get late by even a minute, the bus is on time and it is gone too.......!! Then I have to wait far another bus for around 15 minutes or find some other option...!! :( It happens with me always.....!!


Travelling is always the best when I can grab a window seat and
the stop near my home being the first stop, finding a seat is never a great task..!! But else otherwise finding a good seat(good because some seats are worse than standing too... specially the last seat... Seems as if you are on a roller-coaster ride, specially due to the well maintained roads in Mumbai) is not easy.

If you are in a mood to listen to a lecture in the morning just try giving the conductor a 100 rupee note for some ticket of Rs.4 or 5 and surely you would listen a great deal....!!! :P

There are many types of people too... some who talk loudly on cell phones, some who speak so slowly that even if they are sitting next to me I cant get a word, others who play music on MP3 in loudspeaker mode, (I wonder why do they want the people around to listen to the songs they are hearing) some listening music through their earphones completely unaware of the environment around, Some just quite and looking out of the window,siblings fighting to grab a window seat, some dozing off (again I wonder how can anyone sleep there????) some sitting on seats reserved for ladies in spite of some lady standing and some standing in spite of the ladies seats being empty(Real Gentlemen). You just get a perfect glimpse of the world around in these buses.


The best moments on the bus stop are when there is a long queue n someone breaks the queue and enters in between..!!! It is really funny to watch this scene because all the people in the line shout unanimously,"Aaa....... Aaaa " :D


Some days back, having misplaced my earphones somewhere I couldn't even listen to music while travelling. That day while coming back home in the evening, the bus was crowded. A young guy got into the bus and had his earphones plugged in his ears. He was obviously not aware of the commotion around. He got in but stood near the door. Now the conductor was displeased with this. So he shouted at the boy to get in and stand .But this guy was in his own world not aware of anyone addressing him..... Finally someone tugged him on his sleeve and asked him to get in. Then he started speaking loudly(I think again he must not have realised that he is being so loud) Where is the place to stand in?? Again all the people in the bus , specially those who were standing started talking about him.. and he was completely in his own world. After a couple of stops passed by, he had to get in, due to public demand....... I guess.. :)

At this I realised that this guy was surely not just aware about what was going on around.. But was he the only one??? So many times even I am in his shoes... So my next post on importance of listening the buzzes around you .... ;)