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Okay festivals over, laziness aside… Actually, I had a lot of work in the office. Who knew I would be the one giving the new comers training? I have been working only for 10 months and that some how makes me eligible to be a trainer. They chose me perhaps because I’d click more with the newbies than the others or may be I am just being kept occupied. Either way it was mostly work work work… Oh, not as fun as the new Rihanna song but yeah work!

But who am I to complain when work takes me to places with views like in the picture above. Not to mention it was taken by a phone camera and from a fast moving train. So kudos to me it turned out pretty well.

I chose this picture in response to the one-word “repeated” prompt – CONTRAST!

Do you see it?

Going bottom to top, in the picture, it is a dry land and then green trees. Oh, how meticulously is the greenery hiding the dry tree, as if it were naked.  The leaves are so green and lush like the Spring and that tree in the middle is so out of place yet how very beautifully reaching into the sky.

Time to be deep. So, no matter who you are, where you are from and how ever out of place you might feel or seem. The sky is the limit!! Just look at the picture.

 

Click here for the older post: Contrast – the poem.

Life is not cotton candy.

Life’s a Candy Store:  You get to be a 6-year-old kid again for one day and one day only — plan your perfect 24 hours. Where do you go, what do you do, and with whom?


Life is neither a candy nor a candy store. It is, if anything else, a ride, a race, a journey of sorts. But even in a journey we take breaks – in life there is no halting. Yes, it has its own way of getting on to our nerves, keeping us occupied and god does it slip away minute by minute while we waste our time on unnecessary things, people, arguments and matters. Shut those things down otherwise It will get daunting.

On a very brighter and lighter note though, life is one big opportunity to make bigger things happen and not just for ourselves – animals do that already. Are we not the “superior” species? I think, we should do things for others too – selfless service. We need to be different and make an impact at least for our own sake. UN announced its global goals and bigger goals are met when smaller things are taken care of.

I get bored so very often and so I try to keep it simple but interesting. Only then can life be a candy store and that too not for just a day. We will get all the flavours in just one place. Hmmm… turns out I was wrong, life is a candy store after all – colourful and enticing. So close yet so far out of reach and sometimes in abundance – trick or treat? – that is life’s question for us.

Anyway, on to a completely different topic. (Not so different because it is about a journey and life is a journey hehehe).

I clicked these pictures from my phone… was again on an offiial work trip – Now I understand why working-professionals are always so busy? Work just eats up a lot of time. But that is no problem, especially when it lets you to venture into places with views as follows.

The tiny tiny bus :)

The tiny tiny bus 🙂

Being artsy - perspective picture.

Being artsy – perspective picture.

Them views though! :)

A lonely shack. Them views though! 😛

How poetic? :)

How poetic? 🙂 My favourite of all.

In to the mountains, on a train ;) equals beautiful!

In to the mountains, on a train 😉 equals beautiful!

Oh, the setting sun. See you tomorrow, it says.

Oh, the setting sun. See you tomorrow, it says.

Take it easy and Take it seriously.

Community Service: Your hometown, your neighborhood, your family, your colleagues — is guaranteed to read your blog tomorrow. Write the post you’d like them all to see.


I was shown a beautiful dream that, when I grow up the world would be at my feet, for some reason I never doubted that. But recently I see the picture is far from real. The young ones need to take it easy and the older ones… well, they just need to take us seriously.

Where is all this coming from? Remember I started working at a new place recently. My first job – yay! – well, turns out a system is a system and all that you hear about being in a working environment is not entirely wrong. Nope, not all grown ups are really mature, in fact very few our in the control of them selves.

For someone who likes to observe and then behave, I am finding people a little more childish or apathetic than I suppose a grown up should be. I thought a grown up knows where they are headed, how is it going and the like. But as I am seeing, working people can be not so easy to be around. Call it the generation gap, if you will?

Obviously, I do not understand them at times and they do not understand my world, but contrary to them being the wise one, I feel I am the one taking it easy while they should be the one doing so. Is it that hard to listen to a newbie!? I would welcome new ideas and new ways anytime, but I guess seniors at any workplace are just not used to change. They need to take us, young people, seriously. Not everyone is a party-head, blabbering things they do not even know about.

All this can get frustrating and not everyone can keep it cool thus, begins the work place politics, the division of people on the basis of ideologies and as far as I now this is not going to result in productivity, but only conflicts. And I thought I was going to work with cool minded, sane people, not hot headed, adamant ones who in addition to that can be slow as well.

So, we need to take it easy – well I try my best. But like any machine – a system needs to run smooth with all its bits and pieces working in, not necessarily perfect, but good harmony we should be taken a little more seriously. I guess caution keeps them a step back from accepting our ways and may be they fear that appreciation might just make us egoistic. If that is the case – stop the generalization and do not ignore the ones who are truly passionate.