Uber Story

It was a crowded day in Pune and the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi was about to get started in few days. But the party fever was going on and was great.

Me and my parents decided to go for shopping that day in a commercial area named Tulsibagh which is the hub of Indian ethnic wear shopping.

The area gave beautiful and antique vibes as it was one of the oldest part of the City constructed years ago with monuments like Shaniwarwada etc.

In short the place is good for shopping and roaming around. So we booked a cab and went there it almost took about more than an hour to reach there. My mom bought many sarees and she also bought a parrot coloured saree for her youngest sister who stayed in another town.

At the end of the day we finished shopping and booked a cab. And went outside the shop to see ‘dahi handi pyramids’ which was fun to experience for the first time.

The cabbie called us and said that it would take some time as most of the areas were blocked. There was too much music and dance which we didn’t expected to see. But it was fun until you want to connect someone in phone.

The booking was cancelled by the driver after few moments. Then we booked another cab, he received the call and said the road is blocked and we have to come at some other point which might take 5-10 min walking. I was walking little faster than my parents so that I could catch the cab. In a hurry I walked a little faster and found the cab but then I realized that I lost my parents as they were walking a bit slow.

I tried calling them but they did not receive may be because of the loud music. I told the Cab driver to wait a little more ,he waited. I tried calling them again but they were not picking.

Then the cab driver and I went to search them for about one hour. It was loud music and my parents called. I was not able to hear them because of the loud music that made me more frustrated and I was about to cry out of anger. That I lost my parents that too while shopping and was not able find them. After some time I got call from my parents again , this time I received then we searched them and found them after half an hour.

The driver uncle helped a lot to find them. I do not remember his name but I do remember his face and how he helped me despite being a complete stranger. That they I learnt an important thing i.e, God is inside those who help us in dire needs. As it was a Saturday and in Hinduism it is said that it is the day of Lord Shani(Saturn), the God of Justice. It is said that he is tall and has dark complexion. Just like the cabbie who helped me that day.

That day I saw God in a person. I would always remember him.

Be Prepared- Not a song but a Political ambition

The dark side depiction of not only Scar but humans too in the song Be prepared from the movie Lion King

I am sure most of us have watched Lion King movie and loved it. It was an awesome movie to watch and feel the emotions like you were Simba for real. It had great songs like the Circle of Life, Hakuna-Matata and Be Prepared.

The song “Be Prepared” was one of the great villainous song. It described each and every evil motives of not only Scar and Hyenas in the movie but also the motives humans have when they are jealous, arrogant and want to harm someone. Hyenas being the group of population cleverly manipulated by their masters for political benefits. This song from the lion king movie depicts most of the political scenarios around the world. Especially during the medivial times and the date range prior to that.Few of the lines are as follows which the Lion Scar and the other hyenas sang:

Be prepared for the murkiest scam
Meticulous planning
Tenacity spanning
Decades of denial
Is simply why I’ll
Be king undisputed
Respected, saluted
And seen for the wonder I am
Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!
Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

When I was a kid the first time I saw lion king was Hindi dubbed. And the only song catchy to me was Hakuna- Matata. But Lion King is such an epic movie that you afford to see everytime it is being telecasted. The animated version had a song named “Be prepared”. It was catchy to me. And after that I realized that the song was not for children, it was for the grown ups. As the villian fully depicts a political rivalry for his own brother. Where he wants to kill his own brother and nephew for control over the jungle.

That sounds similar to many of the political scenarios we have had around the world.

It is being said that Kim Jong Un , the North Korean dictator killed his own uncle and step brother. According to historians Ashoka and Khilji eliminated every one from their blood line who could be a threat to their Kingship. European history was the same too. Almost every dynasty politics had a dark side. The Kauravas wanted to kill their cousins for throne in Mahabharata.

Let’s go to a lower hierarchy of society standards. I mean the higher middle class, middle class and the lower middle class. I am sure all of us have heard multiple news about brother killing brother over a property dispute. Son killing father for some money or property.

Attempts to eliminate a deserving was always there in the past due to greed and jealousy.

“A song of greed, jealousy and the lust for power”

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

The Third Gender

Never saw them in a schools uniform, never saw them in any family gatherings, never saw them in a doctor’s uniform, never saw them in a police uniform, never saw them as a teacher. Never ever saw them in any respectable place. Why??

The first time I saw them was on TV begging for money from people trains and clapping and taking money from homes where a child in newly born.And the first time I really saw them was on a train begging for money. What alternative they would have when their own parents left them?

I have seen children mocking school boys who had slightly feminine facial attributes. How would these type of kids would treat the third gender? I don’t think they would treat very well until these things are tought by their parents, schools and other elderly people to respect everyone as a person not as a gender.

In present day India many people are accepting their child if it’s of third gender unlike the past.But the situation isn’t that great for them.

Untill and unless they are given equal stature in society,they can never be uplifted. And by equal status , they should be seen by common people working in hospitals as doctors or nurses, as a police officer, as a scientist, as an software engineer and many more.

The day you find them sitting besides you in a cubicle or as a flight co- passenger or as an attendant. You would know they have really been uplifted in a true sense.

The day parents giving birth to a third gender do not sacrifice them out of shame. You would know that the third gender had really been uplifted.

According to news sources, university for transgender will be opening soon in Uttar Pradesh,India. That’s a great step ahead. Similarly, I hope someday they can study in same schools or universities with males and females without any embarrassment.

One of the fundamental rights for us is “Right to Equality”. Hope they would get equal opportunities one day and there would be no discrimination from any person anywhere.

House Near A Graveyard

I saw a dream when I was in third standard. I woke up in my dream and went to the dinning hall to fetch a glass of water. What I see is ghosts. I mean 2-3 were there with long messy hairs, red eyes and grey skin some sort of Ghosts in a B-Grade movie. I got really scared and woke up at that instant. It’s been almost 18 years but I remember every specific details.

After sometime my father got transferred from Itangar (Arunachal Pradesh) to Shillong (Meghalaya), India. As he was promoted for his work. Our whole family shifted to Shillong after few days.

My mother’s sister arranged a rented house for us as the government quaters were not very much upto the mark to stay. It was a good beautiful house. But the strange thing was that there was a graveyard near the gate of our house. It was on the other side of the road in a slightly hilly area with stairs going upwards and there was separation. At the left the graveyard was for Muslims, at the right it was for Christians and behind that there was a cremation section for Hindus.

From our balcony,the Church was visible named after St. Jones. I remember the bells at 6 am at the morning. And nearby there was a mosque and a shiv temple. Although those were not visible from our home but was at a walkable distance.

Picture taken from our balcony

I remember how my cousin’s made me scared πŸ˜‚. They were like ” now you stay nearby a graveyard and from the ‘peepholes’ of your door the graves of father and son was visible.(I do not remember their names now but I just remember that both their names started from ‘I’ ) and when you will open the tap there will be blood instead of water and all that bullshit” . To be frank I was a little scared but I shared room with my sister so it wasn’t much scary later.

One of the bathroom door latch from the outside was little losse and there was high intensity air blowing almost every day. As the area was full of ‘Pine’ trees you would hear the specific sound made by wind similar to a haunted movie and the door would start banging as it was loose. As a child it was little scary at first but I got used to it without much problem.

I more thing, there was a photograph of a model with boy cut hairs I guess it was one of free posters given with Garnier colour. My sister many times told me that the girl will come out of the poster. One fine day I was like remove the poster else I won’t take bath. And I cried about 4-5 minutes. My sister removed the picture thenπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

Apart from that there was no fear for any of us or our neighbors living at that locality. It was just a mindgame played by movies and serials to scare us. Or one more thing could be as there was Gods house nearby we never got scared. Kids used to play cricket at that particular location almost every day after college or school time. And frankly speaking it was one of the most beautiful location I have ever stayed.

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.

Waiting for you…..

I will wait then come for you being a Cyclone…..

Because I know that someday you have to come to me…..

I will shake the Crust below you being an Earthquake….

Because I know that someday you have to come to me…..

I will drown you underwaters so you can’t breathe bring a Tsunami……

Because I know that someday you have to come to me……

I will burn you like a Forest fire πŸ”₯….

Because I know someday you have to come to me……

I will come for you in form of a gaseous poison from an Industrial area……

Because I know someday you have to come to me……

I will come to you in form of a minute molecule……

Because I know someday you have to come to me….

You will try to avoid me……

You will try to distance me……

You will try to make me go away……

I will still wait for you silently……

I will come to you when you will least expect me to…….

Because I am the God of Death…..

Or maybe a Goddess…..

Little Snail…🐌🐌

I saw my aunt hurting you……

I saw my aunt breaking you…..

I saw my aunt crushing you for being you…..

I saw my aunt breaking your shell to protect a leaf πŸ’”

I saw my aunt pouring salt on you so you could die……

I wished I could have helped you little being……

I wished that you weren’t a Snail….