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the choices we make now determines our future

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

Fourty five year old Shelly while watching a television show went to deep thoughts within herself.

Oh God!! Why did I lose most of my loved ones? Shelly asks the question inside her head. All I tell is reality and people can’t digest,so they leave me right.

All of a sudden the volume of the TV gets increased and Shelly comes back out of her thoughts.

No!!! The says the child in the TV show was being bullied.

The channel switched to another. There the words of the protagonist were “Your reality may be correct according to you but my reality is correct according to me.”

The channel switched again where a teacher says to his student “But you insulted others just to prove yourself right.”

The transmitter changed its frequency again and the channel got changed where Shelly felt that the anchor was personally talking to her. The shows name was “Welcome to the Reality”.

Hi ! I am Tom. And here I am giving you the chance to change your past.

Shelly’s room changed into a restaurant where she sees her ex girlfriend Sofia in the same way they used to meet regularly. Shelly gets a call from her old fling again, she ignored Sofia again for her old fling and was about to leave. Shelly was about to betray Sofia again. This time Sofia says “I left you because you were not trust worthy. You got a chance to change yourself again but you opted what you opted before and I am sorry to say that loneliness is your destiny. Because you betrayed the people who trusted you and never felt guilty or repented for it.”

Before Shelly could think of anything she shifts another point of her life where she was a college student. And she was scolded by her for bunking more than 75 percent of her classes. Out of anger Shelly decides to defame the teacher by filing a fake molestation case. At the present moment also she was scolded by the teacher and thinks of doing the same again. The teacher says to her ” I scolded you because you were like a daughter to me. I scolded you because I wanted that all my students should have a bright career including you. But see what you did. What choice you made and the choice you made for your personal satisfaction ruined my entire life and family. I don’t think you deserve anyone to show you the right path because some people are full of filth inside and you are one of them”

The scenario changed again where she meets a friend with whom she was having argument regarding office related stuff. This time Shelly says to her friend you left me because we had an argument and you did not agree with me. No!! Her friend said. The argument was not even the issue at all. We all have people around us with whom our thinking do not match but we do adjust. I stopped being friends with you because you were disrespecting, dominating, arrogant, untrustworthy not only for me but for almost everyone around us. And you never realised or maybe you realized but never tried to change yourself. You always found the fault in others but never looked within yourself that how you were with others.

“Some people learn from their mistakes and some don’t. The first type of people are respected and the next type is discarded someday or the other.” Choose and act wisely what you want else it will become more hollow and meaningless. I am giving you one more chance. Now it’s your choice to rectify everything what was wrong that shouldn’t have happened. One more wrong choice and your life will be full of miseries.

Shelly gets expelled from the TV show. And again the anchor started his show “Hi ! I am Tom”. Shelly gets to see her ex again. And this time Sophia says her “People don’t change but let’s see what you intend to do”.

Computer Teacher

As a child most of us have been taught to respect our teachers. And all of us should do it too. But few teachers I have seen for real who were really mean, exploited children for their personal benefits like money and few more things.

Teaching is no doubt a respectable profession but that does not mean that the people who are involved will be good as a human being.

I guess when people grow up and start doing jobs most of the them remember at least some of their teachers either in a good aspect or bad aspect.

It was the month of April, I was late by 10 days to join school as I just came from my native. I was promoted to the second standard from first. I was in a school in Itangar, Arunachal Pradesh, India.

There was a surprise test that day. That too of the computer. Computer was almost new to Indian schools then. I missed my classes for almost a week. So, I didn’t have much idea about the usage.

So the test was really simple. It was just to type your name in the keyboard so it could be displayed on monitor. A really simple one. I was confident that I would do it easily.

Students passed by and then came my turn. I had difficulty searching the first alphabet of my name. Why??? It was a fu*Β£#@g ‘QWERTY’ board. I didn’t knew the concept of the alignment of a keyboard that it was randomly arranged at a specific manner. And I took more seconds to find the alphabet ‘S’. As I thought the sequence would be like A,B,C,D…..and so on.

All of a sudden my teacher got angry. He was in his mid 20s I guess. Tall with mustache. I do not remember his name though. May be it started from an ‘A’ or whatever.

He took a thin stick made up of iron. And all of a sudden he started hitting me at my Calf muscles. He hit me for 3-4 minutes I guess. It was painful but I didn’t cried one single drop. May be I was a freedom fighter in my previous lifeπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.I was about to but I didn’t. I always had a lot of self control and patience back then.

When I went back home I saw 3-4 thin lines at my Calf area. It was kind of visible. Exactly I don’t remember maybe it was my sister or my aunt “Mita pishi” who asked what happened to your legs and I exactly said it happened because of the room heater. Which had the covering with almost exact distance of the lines at my Calf area. It was the first lie……of my life. May be I was ashamed of my failure then. As I wasn’t able to perform such a simple test.After a long time I told them. They said I said have said about that.

Sometimes I think I should have complained about that. At least he would have been suspended from the school. Some teachers should have consience that students are not puppets at whom they would take out their mental frustrations. By badly hitting them. It’s not like I have never got any beating during my childhood but this was different. Teachers are the people who inspire children to become successful by their thoughts and teaching. And sometimes slight beating is ok.

Some memories gets imprinted on your mind just like the beating marks .

It would have been a great lesson if instead of hitting me “he would have taught me it’s fine and said I will teach you. Hardly it would have taken 2 minutes of his precious time”.

Cubicle Files – 1

Conversation between two team members sitting besides each other. Let’s name them P1 and S1

P1 to S1: Idhar sun….tujhe ek important baat batani hai……..(in Hindi)

Hey!! Listen I need to tell you an important thing

S1 to P1: Ha suna kya hua!

I.e, Yes tell me what you want me to tell

P1 to S1: Kabhi kisi ko sacche Dil se baddua do toh lag jati hai…..kya Kabhi tune sache Dil se baddua di hai….bata na bata na…(in Hindi)

Which translates to “If you curse someone with all your heart it works…..Have you cursed someone from the core of your Heart??…. Tell me man….Tell me…

S1 thinking inside her head ” Baddua to di hai 2-3 ghatiya logo ko” but to P1 she tells “Kya bakwas Kare ja Raha hai….Kya hua bata?” I.e, ” I have cursed 2-3 rubbish people” but she tells him ” What bullshit you are speaking….Tell me what happened?”.

P1 to S1: “Insan chahe Kitna bhi bada ho Jaye , Kitna bhi successful ho Jaye ,jitna bhi kamai karle….agar uski fitrat and harkate giri hue and ****** hai to wo wahi rehta hai…

Which translates like that “No matter how greater or successful a person gets in his/her life,no matter how much bigger he becomes in terms of money and wealth…..if the mentality and behaviour of a person is sick and downtrodden then it will be always be like a heap of Garbage and low grade… “

S1 to P1: “Baat to bilkul Sahi Kar Raha hai, but batayega bhi ke kya hua kya?”

Which goes like “You are absolutely talking sense but what just happened would you bother to tell?”

P1 to S1: “Abe wo Ch*tiya Z5 us new lambi ladki pe line marne Ka socha raha tha. Marne k din a Gaye Uske but harqate to dekho. Usne K19 se sare details nikale. K19 ne mujhe bataya budhau k harqato ke bare me.

Translated as “That @s***#*e Z5 was planning to hit on that new tall girl. In few years he will be in his deathbed but look at his Didos. He took all the details from K19 . And K19 told me regarding that.”

Conversation getting more interesting

S1 to P1: “Ha Yaar usko to koi bhi Pasand Nahi karta. Sabko neecha dikhate rehta hai dhul Jaise wohi pura duniya Chala Raha ho!!

Translater again here we go “Yes Dude, nobody likes him. He treats everyone like PM2.5 (particulate matter 2.5) pollutant. As if he is ruining the entire country!!

P1 to S1: “Usne ‘P8’ ko bahut jada pareshan Kiya mentally and baat baat par galiya bhi sunai. Bechare se Der Der tak Kam karwaya. ‘N95’ ne usse thoda argument kya Kiya uske pure Saal Ka Kam Pani me fer Diya ‘Z5’ ne.

Translater as usual: “He harassed ‘P8’ mentally a lot. And said him things and scolded him again and again for little things. He made him work very late. ‘N95’ slightly argued with ‘Z5’ then Z5 ruined his entire year’s hardwork in just a sec.

P1 to S1: “Parso ‘P8’ drunk hoke bahut roya and ‘Z5’ ko galiya sunaye Ka Raha tha. Sale Ka accident ho Jaye keh Raha tha and pata to hoga he tujhe k aj Z5 ke upar madhumakkhio ne hamla Kar Diya aur wo do din office Nahi ayega.”

Again translated as “Day before Yesterday ‘P8’ got drunk and cursing ‘Z5’ a lot. Hope he undergoes any accident ‘SOB’ said ‘P8’. And you must be knowing that today ‘Z5’ was attacked by a swarm of Honey Bees and he won’t be coming for the next two days.”

Finally both of them laughing out loud. S1 said P1 , “ye to kafi Accha hua, ghatiya logo ke sath aisa he hona chaiye. Usse bhi bura“. Meaning “That’s very interesting l. I like it. People like that deserve worse”.

NOTE: This is completely a work of fiction. Meaning no one dead or alive is related to this conversation at any case. All this conversation happened in a Parallel Universe.

DEW DROPS……. 🌲 πŸŒ²βœ¨πŸ’§πŸ’§!!

40 years back an Army official named “Sanjay” moved with his wife “Vibha” and two sons “Sameer and Sahil” who were 6 and 8 years old respectively to a remote area of Arunachal Pradesh, India named Bomdila. They were provided a very beautiful British type cottage as a quarter to stay. Getting posted in such a remote location was a matter of concern for them although the scenic beauty was great but there was little or no connectivity with other places. Snowfall with less food availability was a matter of concern too.

So “Sanjay and Vibha” decided to keep some cows for milk and chickens for meat. So they go to the nearby village to get few chickens and cows transported at their home. Initially it was difficult for them to connect with the locals due to language difference but finally they succeed at bargaining. They finally came back at time while the children were playing at the home.

As time passed by they made pretty close aquitances. After few days it was their younger son Sameer’s seventh Birthday. So Sanjay and Vibha planned a grand celebration for him. They went to their village aquitances and invited them.

Surprisingly most of them declined their invitation. It was kind of shocking and confusing for them as no one willing to visit them despite being close.

The very next day they get a call from one of their close friend “Doni”. He says Sanjay to come and meet him as soon as possible. Sanjay rushes at Doni’s place.

Sanjay asks Doni ” Hey! What happened??”

Why did you call me in such hurry??

Doni said “Please don’t be angry at us Villagers for declining your invitation!!. It is just that people are scared to go nearby the tree at your house. It has a spirit of an evil old man who lived at your current house his entire life. Many people feel him around them when they are nearby the tree. He committed many crimes and also killed his own son for marrying outside community”

Sanjay angrily tells Doni if it’s true why didn’t you all tell me before. I have already settled all my belongings. Now I need to search for a new house with the fear for my wife and kids.

“What if we cut or burn the tree!! Since the spirit is attached to the tree , he will be gone for good” says Sanjay. “What if the ghost harms you?” Doni says to Sanjay.

“I haven’t experienced any of that but I do believe in spirits and there must be something that’s the reason people were reluctant to visit our home. Better to get rid of it Doni” .

Doni says to Sanjay that he will arrange a priest next day so that the spirit will be captured while cutting the tree and there will be no more fear to the people.

That very night very strong earthquake occurred. All the houses nearby were destroyed and people came out of their homes.

Sanjay also came out with his family to save themselves. To his surprise he sees lighting and thunderstorms but only in his premises. The earthquake continued but only for the area in which he and his family lived.

All of a sudden all the metal pieces came flying towards them. Sanjay and his family tried to go back inside their house but the house fell down at a glance.

Multiple axes came towards them and Sanjay tried to protect his family despite knowing there is no escape. The weapons flying all of a sudden stopped and floated and then came the spirit of the old man for his revenge to make him go away.

Fear surrounded all of them. Then suddenly they realised the branches and roots of the tree grew bigger and removed all the weapons at a single hit. The roots grew in upward direction and surrounded the entire family in shape of a hut with fireflies inside it. Dewdrops oozed out of the tree, it cried of pain while using so much power to fight the old man’s spirit.

The “Soul of the Tree” saved them which they were about to cut and overpowered the old man’s spirit.

Note: Here the tree signifies the forest and the old man’s spirit is the pollution caused by industries. And there can be one more interpretation that the tree is the goodness inside all of us and the old man’s spirit is the evils which we have in our mind.