Month: January 2016

Happy Streets- Kalyani Nagar

It is a great pleasure to be part of this locality. Today I witnessed another happy Sunday by hundreds of Kalyanian’s! The kind of activities these organiser’s select is tremendously appreciable.

The Happy Streets is an event organized on every Sunday in some or other locale. This event comprises of activities like, Cycling which is major activity considering the queue at the free cycle lending counter just opposite Big Cinamas Theatre. I am not sure of the thing how they lend it and against what security so we will keep this business aside. Well, if there is horde of cyclers around on the streets wouldn’t it be difficult to ride on the busy street of Kalyani Nagar? Yes, that’s already been taken care of by local police by blocking certain area of the street specially for this activity. So every one from the locale can perform whatever activities they prefer to. I have witnessed people in their mid forties playing musical chair! While strolling on the street, it was noticed that there were bunch of badminton nets hooked, a part of the street was reserved for soccer players, although i didn’t find that more interesting, because I hardly can imagine playing game like that on a cemented road. Then there is main attention drawer, the loud music and Zumba dance! People just get into it. Loved the enthusiasm by many and specially by the Zumba dance instructor Khushboo Punjabi. There is stage where dancers perform their act on that loud music and horde of people follow the suit, as an activity to burn calories I would love to do that however having a shy nature avoided, held one of my mates wallet and spectacles enjoyed the spectatorship!

Hope to see these Sundays often next time me part of Zumba activity!! Until then

Don’t bother! They will figure their way out!

I had stopped writing and suddenly I feel like doing it again because I recently met a friend and my friend’s thought made me think over again.

What my friend thinks is that how much rut these people live in, by ‘these people’ means people living in cities “How boring their lives are and how oblivious they are of this, I feel pity for them.” I do disagree with my friend to some extent. Every other person has their own way of looking at things. One may like living life surrounded by buildings and other may like quietness of jungle. One may have to decide what they prefer best and not blame what others may be doing. After all you just do what you like, right? One group of people may like traveling and other may just want to spend their life working 24/7 for an organization, what’s the deal in that? I like clubbing and you may not, so I am to blame you? You cannot just accuse someone of not living their life to fullest just because they don’t do what what you like the most. By assuming that someone or a group of people are not happy if that makes you sad or anything of that sort then it is time for you to reassess yourself. Because you are ruining your own small world by the thought of someone not being happy. People may have different meaning for happiness. The best thing you and me can do is to live the moments and enjoy what’s coming our way. Forget future, past and focus on present. More we learn to live in present better we become.

There can be ups and downs in everyone’s life. By ups and downs I mean emotional as well as financial and one cannot get rid either of these. I believe that everyone have to work their own way out, the situation they fall in and at times they need to seek help.

We also need to make sure that happiest moments can always be found around you, all you need to do is mould yourself according to situations. Try it and you will get back to me at least once! Don’t bother about others they will figure their own way out someday.

The old lady who lived by the bench.

Today I am sitting out on the bench having tea from nearby tea stall. Don’t ask why no coffee! While it has been days that have been here didn’t know what really has changed. I can assure you, there must have been many changes around here in peoples life as well as development but not in life of an elderly lady.

As I’m sipping my tea, I see that she has also been served tea the by stall owner. There is an empty bench or should I say reserved one as it is occupied by the elderly lady who has made it her home, the look kinda will make one pity upon but wouldn’t be of any help.
The stall owner, I don’t know if he has any distance relations with the lady. As I sometimes noticed him cracking jokes with her or talking of some past which I barely understood nor I wished to know.

Half of bench seems to be occupied by the stuff under which is a mystery to me. But how that stuff is covered would make you understand what possibly could be under a stained bed sheet which seemed was washed until handed over to this poor lady. A weird shaped sheet swelled like anything but if put a weight on would surely know, those were clothes but anything.

This elderly lady must have crossed her sixties or not that old either but situations might have made her look like. Wrinkled body, shrinkage a sign of old age. A Saree which seemed like a table cloth now under which a brown filthy sweater that has never been changed be it winter or summer and been torn all over. While walking shivering has mostly become part of the walk I guess. I see that a lady in almost 50s suddenly out of nowhere rushing towards her with something in hand which was later handed over to the elderly lady who seemed overwhelmed and I thought the first thing next she is gonna do is to cry loudly instead she kept quite and tried feeling it with the hands to find out what is it she has been given and I guess she understood what it was, something to eat as a breakfast and I could see tears rolling down her wrinkled face and here I am sipping a morning tea. I really could not take it anymore. I left that place without paying any other thought to the situation and thought that something better can be done to this lady. It has been four years now and I have never been to place…….