Alternatives….

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”.

Something wrong with humans

Is humanity dead??? No!! Is the answer I want to say. But when you hear incidents which make you disturbed, sad and angry at the same time. It will be true to say that some of the humans are not human anymore.

When I was a kid I wanted to ride on a elephant when we went to a family trip in Jaipur,India. But my father denied may be because it was risky or some other reason. I was little disappointed then but now I am happy that I never mounted on an elephant.

Cruelty on animals is not new. As humans we understand the food chain so let’s not go into the food and Ethics stuff. Cruelty for any animals is wrong. But this article mainly emphasizes at the atrocities on non farm animals.

Few days back there was a viral video on a social media site sparking controversy. Where some foolish people were seen hanging a cat. Just like how a criminal is being hanged till death. But this time the people who were hanging the cat were the real criminals. They were laughing while swinging the dead cat. What kind of people these are……are they mentally sick or something wrong with their upbringing or the friends they hang out with have such mentality.

There are multiple incidents where some morons tie crackers to the tail of a cat,dog and even monkeys. And burn it. What kind of Humans are these?? Are they really humans or some monsters who flaunt themselves as humans.

Just yesterday morning I saw a news article on a social media site where some so called humans made an elephant eat a pineapple full of explosives. She was pregnant and to save herself she went inside a water logged area to get some relief. The explosives were blasted on her mouth and she wasn’t able to eat anything. Two more elephants came for her rescue but she did not come out of the water. After few days she died.

Her post mortem images showed a featus inside her which was more disheartening to see.

It’s trending all over now. Justice for the Elephant but people have become so much greedy that for also personal benefits they have decreased the elephant population. For their tusks. Elephants are chained all their life and made to do work for humans. Decorated for Religious festivals to increase the beauty of the festivals. Keeping wild animals chained or in a zoo decreases their life span and make them mentally unstable and sad.

Elephants have great memory power. They do not forget things easily. And also help orphan ones at their herd. The other two elephants rescuing her were also in tears and emotional connection as one was try to poke his trunk to wake her up or to say the last good bye.

At last “we failed as a human being and keep on failing if these type of inhumane acts are done, we say we are responsible being but in reality we all know if there is no strict punishment for animal abuse,this will continue to happen every single day.”

# Justice for Jumbo. The below images are taken from internet and it shows a lot what words can’t express.

We failed you Lord Ganesh

Little she knew it was a grenade in form of a pineapple

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”.

Rumors or Reality

If you have stayed in Hostel once in your lifetime I am sure there will be a particular room having some or the other conspiracy theory.

The specific hostel wing was separated from the other three so that the seniors won’t get much previlage to rag the juniors.

Having a haunted room is not an issue. A common washroom is an issue. Which you have to pass that rumoured haunted room when you have the urge to pee at 2am night. Waking up you roommate at midnight and wait for you untill your work is over.

The room was always closed and never opened. It had a picture of “Lord Hanuman” outside the door. It was often said that some girl committed suicide there and after that whomsoever came to stay at that room experienced something bad happening to their loved ones. There were two girls who shifted after the case. One had their relatives accident and for the other girl she fell ill badly.

There was one more case in another hostel where a girl felt earthquake tremors in her room and felt her bed moving. And she ran and knocked the door of her other friend out of fear and shivering.

So the main question are?

Are they real or its just our consious and subconscious mind playing with us?? Sometimes when you switch off the light and see your mind playing tricks with you. You actually know that there is nothing to be scared but sometimes the noises can make you restless. For example if your rooms fan is in full speed and there is some poly bag hitting the wall.

I remember watching ‘Aahat’ during my childhood days and ‘Fear Files’ during my college days in a common room.

I almost watched almost every episodes of Aahat. And I remember the single episode I left at the cliffhanger it was a story of two sisters where one of them dies during childbirth and how she helps her other sister from being bullied. But never saw how it ended. But I am still curious to know how it ended.

Listen to Ghost stories was fun too. One of my friends during childhood would tell us fun Ghost stories and I was like really, that’s so cool.

During my college days I watched a movie named 1920, it wasn’t scary by the definition of others and more of a comedy but that particular day I had to join bed with my roommate as I was really scared. As the noise of the birthday decoration hitting the wall was annoying me. I didn’t realized what it was until the next day.

Somewhere in our deep subconscious it is already imprinted that if there is “God” which is a positive energy there would be negative too in the form of “Evil” spirits.

Many a times when we switch off the light there are imaginations that someone might be staring at us or something might crawl out of your bed. Especially after watching a horror movie.I guess many of us have been there at least for once in a lifetime or is it just few people who picturize too much??

The Hollow Plane

‘Miri’ in her dream sees that a plane is coming close to balcony of her apartment in 5th floor and running parallel to the building. She all of a sudden gets up and reaches to the balcony.

To her surprise it was the balcony of the previous house she lived not the current one. Having the same orientation as the previous house where she lived few years back.

She could see that there were no glasses on the plane, faded paint and strangely no passenger or a Pilot.

She suddenly observes that there were no people at the entire society. Something attracts her to go towards the Plane. The plane thuds and the rear end opens.

She slowly goes inside the empty plane curiously. The rear and door closes all of a sudden with a long bang. But that did not make Miri scared or frightened but her curiosity increased more.

It was night outside the plane now but inside it glowed like led lights. It was difficult at first for Miri to adjust but finally she’s able to see through it. Two distorted shadows coming near her.

Just at a glance her mind was able to connect with them. She could see the past not only hers but everyones related to her. She could understand everything. Every single language in this planet. The language of animals and insects and language from the other Universe too.She says “I know you but we haven’t met before. Did we??”

“Yes! We have met before when you were just born. Our space ship accidentally landed nearby the Hospital where you and some more kids were born. The changes in the electromagnetic Field made you guys special in every sense but for the world nothing happened. It was just a simple lightening just like now for others expect the kids who were born at our previous arrival. We are trying to make contact with others too. Since you are at a very close distance from us you can utilize those powers” says the first shadow.

We need to you to make a decision. A really tough one? Before that you have to trust us that we aren’t wrong? Says the other one.

“Your Brain is fully activated now. We need you to know the actual past. And the thinking of the powerful people who shaped the future in every universe. Once we know that we will be able to re -write the History again with authentic and real details. Because you will be there to see and observe each minute details in a short span of time. Were the Heroes people who consider really did those heroic things or its just a narrative of the greedy politics to glorify them. ” Says the first Shadow .

“It’s your final call ‘Miri’. Either you have choose the present to leave the past or the past to correctly reshape our future. And we will always be with you every time you gather information so that your Brain works effectively” one of the Shadow tells her.

“I will go with you to rewrite and reverify our History” says Miri.

The plane then converts into a “Space ship” and goes for multiple time travels.

Dark Little girl….

I saw a dream yesterday night…. I saw a man with nice clothes….. A good looking man……………. With his face was damaged and stiched…. I think I knew him somewhere sometime but I don’t remember…… I saw him crying… Crying for help…. Crying for forgiveness….. A Well built man full with helplessness surrounding him….. I smiled and happily left the dream…..

3 Monkeys…..πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š!!

Hi!! My name is “Gamma”. We are three brothers named “Alpha”, “Beta” and “Gamma”. We were free willed and happy during our childhood days in Africa.

It is often said that happiness does not last long. Our parents died , basically killed by the militants in Mozambique.

We had to run away to save our lives. Finally we joined a refugee camp in nearby area which had protection from the millitans. It was surrounded by Army. They gave us food to eat and there were many like us who hadn’t eaten. We made friends with them with good bonding. We shared our old memories all night about escaping the horrible situation.

One fine day we were adopted by a rich man from Kenya whose wife recently died out of illness. He seemed like a nice man.

We were officially his Sons and he became our father without any blood relation. We were always told that blood relation is the strongest relation. But the friends we made who were like our brothers and would stand up for us any given day. The father who adopted us without worrying that we had no genetic relation with him.

Our life in Kenya was very peaceful. He took care good care of us with good education,food , clothing and a house to live.

When we were at out teenage our father would teach each of us a life lesson which he said he learnt from a great man abroad.

For “Alpha” it was “Do not see anything bad!!”.

For “Beta” it was “Do not listen anything bad!!”

And finally for me “It was don’t say anything bad!!”. We obeyed all his teachings without questioning him as he was the very same person who saved us and gave us everything a child would desire and also lead us to a successful future.

Few years passed by and it was time for us to apply his teachings in real life. One day I saw a person beaten by a mob for some reason. As I was thought don’t say anything wrong I wasn’t able to identify which side should be taken by me. I mean the person who was beaten badly could have committed some crime or the people hitting him badly were the wrong ones?? So I kept quiet and left that place without taking any side.

The very same day “Alpha” went to buy some groceries. He sees a person trafficking young girls and boys for slavery. It’s a bad thing right?? Alpha walks away pretending he did not saw anything.

Lastly it was Beta’s turn. A shopkeeper shouting at his domestic help for being five minutes late. Calling him obsence names and everything to break him down. So this too is a bad thing?? So Beta escapes from there as fast as possible.

That night there was an awkward silence between all of us. We shared all our thoughts that we did not stand up for the right just because of our fake ideals.

Next day we discussed with our father our observations. He said It was my duty to teach you all something valuable. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take your consciousness into consideration. Different situations require different actions. I am happy that you all have learnt the lesson by yourselves!!”

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.

Creepy crawlies….. phobia!!

Creepy crawlies go away , little girl wants to play

VermiphobiaπŸ™„

HelminthophobiaπŸ₯Ί

Scoleciphobia😣

What are these heavy duty words? The answer to that all of them have the same meaning…..fear…..fear of what? Fear of worms…..thier very sight is enough to give you goosebumps and anxiety.

Anxiety while seeing little harmless crawling creatures like worms, centipedes etc. I always have fear that worms might crawl on me whenever I go to the garden. Once I see any caterpillar nearby I am out of that place at that moment.

I always wondered why some people were scared of Cockroaches and lizards……they are angels compared to worm like creatures. If some gives me 5000 bucks and tell me to handle a caterpillar I would give the same person 6000 bucks more to take it away.

My Dear caterpillar, Why don’t you directly transform into a beautiful butterfly instead of eating everything around then meditating out of guilt inside a coccon and then achieve “moksha” and fly away with your beautiful wings. Being vegetarian you guys should look like hamsters cute and fluffy and not cute and scary at the same time. And some of you with spikes makes you scarier than your smoother brothers.

It’s just like a human baby transforming into an elephant then eating everything green available after getting tired of so much work he goes for hybernation and eventually when the time is right transform into a pixie.

I don’t have any personal grudges with you all but you make me nervous whenever I am buy to buy a cauliflower 😬 or broccoli. And then find you inside my food….while cleaning.

I would like to add one more being to this list. The almighty “Train insect” with hundreds of legs centipedes aka “kankhajura”. I have heard stories about you getting into people’s brain traveling via ears and laying eggs. Coz of your looks I named you train insect when I was a child.

**Note: Nature is beautiful, nourishing and scary at the same time. All the creatures play an important role in balancing mother earth. Things stated above are my childhood perspective.

With time the fear was gone although I do creep out sometime when I see them.