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”.

My Friend Destroyed my Barbie dolls πŸ˜­πŸ˜­

Man I was furious……I was angry……..I was frustrated…….I was devastated….I was Sad……. every emotions dancing over my head at the same time. I was 11 years old then. Angry as a kid, but I never expressed it. Today I am going to write all of them down because things meant a lot for me then. The incident happened in Shillong, India.

I had a friend let’s call her ‘Sun’. We used to play almost every day. She would come to my home or I would go to hers. She used to live at the ground floor with her parents and grandmom. All of them were really nice people.

One day she asked me to give my Barbie dolls and she wanted to play with them. Me being a generous girl gave her 3-4 Barbie dolls. All were expensive ones which were gifted to me on my previous birthdays by my other friends back in Itangar, Arunachal Pradesh. And those were pretty much close to me. Even as a child I always handled all my toys with care and they were almost new even after being played.

Exactly after two to three days later she comes back to return my dolls.

What next I see was utter disappointment. I was almost about to cry but I controlled myself that day.The hairs of the dolls were burnt and looked really rough. The neck was broken. It was looking like “she was playing some criminal saas- bahu (mother in law- daughter in law) drams with them and all the dolls looked like they died in a fire out of suffocation”.

I did not say anything to her. I just felt I never took any of her toys and she took mine to do this blunder. I really don’t know if she broke the toys out of jealousy or if she was really playing.

And the greatest thing was “she didn’t even apoloziged”.

Moral of the Story: Jada ache mat bano Duniya ma@##:@’Β£d thi, ma@##:@’Β£d hai aur ma@##:@’Β£d he rahegi”. Translated as “Don’t try to be too good to people, people in this world were mo@__@-+Β£_@@s, are mo@__@-+Β£_@@s and will be mo@__@-+Β£_@@s”. Said by a famous youtuber in India.

Food Prawns…..

This lockdown I missed eating the free barbecue Prawns from the office parties in particular. Adding few images which might act as an eye candyπŸ˜‹πŸ˜›πŸ™‚πŸ˜‰πŸ€€πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦ nom nom nom nom nom to infinity and beyond!!!!!

Absolute Barbecue Pune
Prawns with squid rings- IπŸ’“Amsterdam, Pune
And this is my laziness to cook- Location Deep Freezer
And you too darling fish filletsπŸ€€πŸ€€πŸ˜”πŸ˜”

I guess you guys also miss free office parties like me.

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.

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.

LAST HEARTBEAT β€οΈπŸ’•

Heart sized of a peanut, three fingers at each hands just like a miniature Barbie doll. My first glance was enough for her to fall in love with me when she saw me online.

“Hi! My Name is Motu and I am a dark Brown Syrian Hamster”. Wonder why I am called that….I have never been to Syria. But it seems like a nice place with trees, tunnels and food.

My owner “Ajil” had me transferred to his friend in a small box with windows living nearby her place. After sometime she came and took me.

Leaving my old friends was difficult for me. As I have never seen the outside world. This was the first time I had seen what the world looks from outside. Seeing giants shouting “peep peep” at each other, the first thing came to my mind was ” Ham- shit” this sucks man. I just wanted to go home.

Once I was taken by her, she tried to keep me inside a cage with a couple . An albino lady with red eyes and her blonde husband. Man he got agitated by seeing me, we had a though fight not nothing. Why would I hit on his wifey who looked furious and angry as hell always in attacking mode that too with Red eyes.

As I was fluffier and cuter than the other two she and her friends named me “Motu” meaning “fluffy or fat”. Next day I was shifted to another cage. Thank goodness πŸ™ no more fights. Her other friends Purvi, Prathama and Reema loved me a lot. Especially Reema kept on holding me.

You see I am a pure vegan. So I do have a lot of attitude πŸ˜‚. My day starts with carrots then corriander leaves and ends with broccoli. See it’s “Not slimy but satisfying” against the rule of Timon – the Meerkat.

One day the lady in white was about to have babies so her husband “Golu” was transferred kept with me. Her kids didn’t make it. Felt sorry for her. After few days he was was shifted again with her.

One day I got a huge gift. It was a new house bigger than the previous one with slides and a bigger wheel. I was the king , it had everything big like me.

Few months passed by and I got old. Maybe my day was near to go somewhere dark a place more darker than the tunnels our ancestors made to same us from predators. Next morning I was still and not moving at all , I heard my human friend say to her other friend “I don’t see him moving, he seems to breathe but is isn’t moving… That’s unlikely of him!!”. The other friend says we shall take him to a vetenary doctor. After some time we visit her friend place. They felt sad too looking at me.

After a while I was taken to the vet. He said “a hamster”. He gave me something to drink, I wasn’t in the condition to drink. Then he inserted a sword inside me. Lastly a shock….he gave me like in movies. I jumped at once at moved actively. Finally “A Ray of Hope” at everyone’s eye I could see. The doctor fella said I will be fine. Take him after sometime, I will take care of him.

My Friend came after sometime to take me with her. I was playing well. And others were happy too.

I had a good one week with her and others. I remember hiding all my food inside the sofa and under the fridge and the work they had to do keep it back inside.

This time after a week I left for good. I had my last heartbeat. My soul was out of my old , cute and fluffy body. I was still at home and I could see others getting sad.

I was burried in a garden with flowers specifically dandelions with the HOPE of getting a better afterlife.

Food Experiment gone wrong πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

What happens when a noob like person tries to be Gordon Ramsay, Walter White or the crazy Walter Bishop……..they screw up bad. Although I had cooked few times at my sister’s place so I had the basic idea of cooking.

We were three roomates me, Richa and Rachana. Occasionally during Saturday’s or Sundays one of my roommate Rachana would cook fish for us.

Then one fine day I planned to cook mushroom curry. We got onions, tomatoes and potatoes from hostel mess and mushrooms from an online delivery app.

We had all the raw materials apart from spices and induction. So we went to a senior’s room at 5pm when she was deep asleep. Irritatedly she opened the door and asked what do you need we said induction and some spices for cooking and she gave it to us. Once we came back to our room and started cooking we realized that few more things were missing 😣. Yeah that’s where we screwed up…..it’s not good to wake up someone who is deep asleep as warth from God falls upon usπŸ₯Ί.

Little we knew what was coming for us. The second time it was just me who went to her room…..and knocked the door. This time she furious opened the door and she was like take everything….that was quite funny actually…..she was like take this take that take garam masala , take salt.

Being in a shock I went to my room with the remaining ingredients. Every thing went well till now, our food looked good with great aroma till it was time for the last chemical to be added which was “NaCl”. While adding the salt it looked kind of different from the regular salt consistency. We just neglected the fact and added it. And then all of a sudden the unexpected happened.

Me and my roommates trying to figure out what just happened

Turned out it wasn’t the NaCl but NaHCO3 in common man’s language known as Baking powder which gave us the memorable day. The expected curry turned out to be a cake. The gravy turned into a active volcanic eruption and everything overflowed out like lava. We tried to wash it repair it again πŸ˜’ but the taste so overwhelming 😩 for us we had to discard the entire experiment πŸ˜‚. My Heart got scattered….. devastated and sad I was. Even that was not enough our neighbors Anjani and Tanu came to mock for fun. Typical “Virgo’s”. 🧐🧐

Although it was a failure at that time but an extremely memorable experience and an error story which I could tell my future friends.

Memers are the new Black!!

Ever wondered how Boring Facebook and Instagram would become if all the meme pages are removed at once. Not a single day goes by when my WhatsApp status is not updated with a funny meme or at least funny according to my brain.

Meme pages with great content are the lifeline of the modern social networking sites. Without memes social networking would be like food without salt.

Meanwhile memers be like….

“Hail to the memes” and “Glory to the memers”. Although being a meme page Admin is not easy as if someone does not like your content you could get a lot of bashing.

Memes are of so much influence that even political narratives can be changed. People in support of Right wing might like some page in support of their political agendas and the left wing will have their own narrative.

The interesting thing is without wasting much money one could easily target the opponent in a very funny and sarcastic manner.

Pages are made in such a way that they attract a specific audiences. Like pages popxo and pinkVilla attract a lot of teenage girls and wemen. Similarly pages MensXp are specifically targeted at males.

Some memes are so much close to reality and they give so much description of our day to day lives that too with a pinch of laughter.

Some of the movie scenes have become favourites of meme communities. Like the likes of Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal in Hera Pheri , Modi ji and Rahul Gandhi memes, Tom and Jerry memes and the list goes on.

Memes are a source of smile although short lived but smiles are smiles which are contagious. I hope memers will continue their good work and make more people smile.

Adding some memes which might make your day. Enjoy scrolling fellas.

i.e, something fishy is going on
Ramayan fever during lockdown
Money Heist

Note: These images are taken from from meme pages and WhatsApp forwards and I do not own it.

Karma is a Bitch…

Few years back I was traveling with my flat mate for shopping …she was riding the scooty. It was a Sunday so the area was entirely empty. Suddenly we realized that two guys were following us and shouting and screaming in their local language.

My flat mate being a local understood that they were Eve teasing us and following us . So she increased the speed of the bike then these people also increased their speed and said something to us and took right turn.

The moment they turned their bike…..both the goons fell from their bike and had a severe accident. They deserved it 😁. What we sow is what we reap.

At that day my concept of karma got more stronger. No matter what happens God will help was and whoever did wrong to an innocent soul shall get the punishment.

This is one of the incidents which made me a strong believer in Karma.