Until next time this day!

I was there four years ago
You told me all that changed
Everything in the universe change over the days
Just like everything In and around you over the years
Nothing is insignificantly negligible
For all that in a way touches your life
Seasons change flowers die, comets destroy
People change, needs change
Happiness change, so does sadness
feelings becomes emotions
Dreams become reality
More become friends,  allies and enemies
More does eyes see, more goes into treasures of memories
I am here today after the last leap
Fill me in with all that changed
I will be here with you next time
To know what has changed in time!
Until then, live, celebrate and treasure!!

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My City- There’s Sunlight!!

YAAYYY!! There’s sunlight!!! Everything is bright and shiny:) It had been very gloomy mornings and days in namma Bengaluru from past 10 days. It would pour down every day and because of that there were traffic congestions everywhere, complaints of people bout it, trees had fallen, the news channels made money by jus showing the same pit on the road for 30 min. People like me would cry to wake up from the bed in such weather.  When it is cold and raining early morning all I want to do is to be tucked in my bed  or sip a good coffee looking out at rains #myDreamaworld .
Duh!! #Reality I curse the alarm, snooze it 2 times. That sleep between the snoozes is the best I tell you. Then heat up the water as there won’t be solar water in the taps. Drag my feet to the bathroom, take call from transport to direct the cab to my place – there will be a different driver every single day anddd I will be running around the house finding my things. That’s my reality.
But today. . There’s sunnnnnn ūüôā !! -Not that I like Sun over Rains, but when you have to get your ass out of bed to go to work I think the Sun serves better than the romantic grey clouds and drizzles ;);).
Sitting inthe cab ,  I see more cheerful faces on the roads, birds extending their wings warming them up starting their day instead of being stuck in the trees. I close my eyes letting the sun rays warm my eyelids.  It’s a nice feeling. Have you ever tried ? It is a bit challenging -to get him warm my skin constantly for even a min- with the high rise buildings, over bridges blocking him from me. 

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All in all I think it is a great Morning and I am feeling nothing less than better;)
I hope you all have a wonderful day too!!

A Bad News!

It is a beautiful Sunday morning.¬† I’m travelling in the bus. At a signal, I see a large crowd near the bus in the next lane. Everyone was taking¬† photos. As my bus approached nearer I see a person sleeping under the bus, close to the back tire. Took me a sec to realise it was an accident. A boy of around 10yrs was killed in that brutal accident.¬† His body was unscathed, his head was badly injured. There was a pool of blood near his head and that side had slit open with a side of his brain chipped off. People there just stood clicking photos, no one bothered to step forward.
My heart sank at the sight.
May be it was already too late. May be someone had called an Ambulance and informed Police.¬† Where were his parents? How did he happen to come under the bus? Was it driver’s mistake?¬† All these and many more questions crossed my mind. I know I won’t get answers, not that it helps either. But, one life was ended. That Kid was no more! I don’t know who he was, but my heart goes out to his family.

We fight,¬† struggle, argue, our egos and alter egos. Why? Why do we keep our interests before others. Why can’t evryone understand it’s a short life and stay happy? Or at least try? You never know which is your last minute, your last breath. That kid was alive maybe few min ago and now,¬† he will just be a memory. Forever. He is never coming back!

No matter how much you earn, you know you won’t take a penny with you. I see 9/10 people’s lives are miserable because some wants more money, some fights over property , some just don’t want let go of their ego. If one really thinks of why they do what they do, what is it they are getting in return,¬† one will understand that life can be very simple and much better in many ways.

One day I will be gone and everyone I know will be gone too. I think in pursuing¬† what we think is right, we are becoming more self centered and selfish. In comparing, complicating our own lives we are Forgetting¬† simple things like Respct, Love,¬† Care, Humanity, Empathy. It doesn’t take much neither is it too much to ask to have these priceless qualities in a person. Understand the value of life before its too late.

Live with no regrets. coz once you lose it you won’t be alive to regret anymore!!

May His Soul Rest In Peace!

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An evening in the cab 2 -Flowers in the night!

It’s 9.09 PM on a Tuesday. It was a long day. Although I didn’t do much at work, it was tiring. Last couple of days have been a little stressful¬†¬† I guess I still haven’t recovered from that.
I had the office cab that starts at 10 PM, but I took a private cab an hour early. Despite my Boss asking me to leave early I was a bit stubborn to sit back and work- mostly coz of the guilt that I haven’t really worked anything today – not that it helped #rollingeyes.
I ended up reading a single line more than 3 times! #duh.

The cab I had booked arrived in 7min. Letting my hair open, leaning back in the Etios Liva with a descent leg space (kinda very imp, specially when you are tired and want to stretch ur legs) watching those florescent street lamps coloring the night a warm sepia, the usual traffic not bothering me, I didn’t want the journey to end.  I just wanted the driver to keep driving wherever the road takes.

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As the cab stopped at a traffic signal, my eyes fell on a tree to my right. It had unusual maroon flowers with yellow in the middle. Looked very beautiful (damn my phone camera! )It looked like velvet and I thought,  I cross that Signal twice everyday but I never had seen that.  The tree was actually in the park on the road side.  A huge branch was perched on the road which had its own branches, it’s as big as a tree itself. I  then realised I had never seen the fence either. It’s a silly thing  but it made me think.

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It was almost like this! Almost!

Then I started to ponder, how much of the natural obvious things do we miss in life coz of our so called very-busy-routine. Things, emotions,  feelings, happiness, thoughts, inside, outside and within.  How much am I missing?  How many lives have I touched today just by existing?
Our brains usually are so preoccupied, that sometimes maybe most of the times we miss the obvious. Always thinking,  running, always planning, trying to be in control, in pursuit of something.

It’s a race against time!

I’m not complaining. I know it’s ‘only one life’ funda. At the same time I think it’s important to slow down a bit once in a while coz it is ‘Only One Life’! !

An Evening in the cab – tryin to bounce back!

It’s been a while I wrote anything.¬† The last was a poem for a friend as a birthday gift. I have a list of topics I’ve been procrastinating writing on. Every time I pick them, either I’m not in the frame of mind or I find a distraction.

Even now I’m Clueless about what to write, but I want to get started again with something. So, here I am sitting in my cab on the way back home blurting out whatever comes in my head.
I’ll go ahead with one of my favourite things about the city I live in -weather.¬† I know I must have mentioned about it in my posts earlier,¬† but I can’t help! If there’s one thing that every Bangalorean loves, it’s the climate .
It has rained a few min ago and the roads look neatly washed.¬† I see a dull orange light evident on the trees and buildings.¬† The setting sun must be a view not to miss.¬† The air is cooler¬† and of course polluted. Still I like to roll down that window and feel the cold air¬† against my face.¬†It’s beginning to overcast -blanketing the sky¬† making the roads look more brighter in the city lights .

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Oh, the small two towers you see? That’s  Bengaluru’s version of Petronas .. haha..
It’s an apartment building called “Sterling”.
After witnessing the real monster beauty this looks like a joke. I’ll try to post a good picture of that next time.

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Sigh!  All I dread for now is a hot cup of Masala Chai and My Mom-to have a girl time with her, like best friends #strongwish. Laugh on silly things that happens in life, bitch about others, talk about Men, make that shopping list, discuss those new sarees and who’s got new jewels #mymomsfav .. duh!

#Back to reality. Going home to nothing! Making myself that tea or maybe not, sit and watch out the window waiting for the rains!!

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Caves n Coffees – KL

Have you seen this ???

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Of course many of you may have, but have you seen this???

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Buhahahhahaha,,
I bet you may have, but not captured it! No? ūüėõ ūüôā  that’s how he looks from behind! ūüėČ you welcome! 

Batu caves  in KL is one of the major tourist attractions. Smiling face of the god Aiyappa or Shanmugha standing calm on a high raised platform amid the beauty of caves behind, the view is amazing.  But what is not, is STORE no 10. I will come to that later.

It was late afternoon when we reached the place.  Our cab driver was very kind and determined  to write Рin a reluctant , non- writing  pen- a map to the nearest train station that would help us get back to our hotel.  We thanked him and kept that small chit with  invisible map on it. In front of us was a great view , trees in dark green spread over huge solid hills in the background almost like a back drop and the ceiling was dark grey , the beauty was of the yellow gold idol of God Aiyappa standing tall and graceful.  

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¬†As you start to walk, there is an arch -as any other Indian temple- that invites you at the entrance; ahead of us were steep steps painted in red and white, the rails were in bright yellow that stood out from a distance. Half way through to the steps to the left lies ” Dark Caves” . I was all excited to know what might be inside the dark caves . We paid 30 ringgits (or so, I guess) each and we had to wait for the next batch to get in. There were 4 other people waiting just like us to get into the dark caves. We had a wait for about 10 min before a girl in ¬†an yellow safety helmet and big black framed glasses that looked huge to her small white face – came to us . She handed each of us a small torch and a helmet.

After a brief introduction we finally walked into the caves. It was dark alright. But you don’t believe what we saw there!

COCKROACHS (rolling eyes) yeah, I know ! Some 2 kinds of spiders, bats- lot of bats actually , centipede, and a bat eating species of snake which she claimed exists there but cannot be spotted. Anyway, she also showed the pictures of all those animals, every now and then she would show huge lime structures accumulated over hundreds of years . In between all this when we were almost in the middle of the cave-it was pitch dark without our torch lights – we were standing on a small bridge when she asked all of us to switch off our torches. She ¬†started to speak in the dark “this is what you paid for right? Dark caves. These ¬†animals live here with no light, can you imagine being in a place like this for years? How is the darkness?” she repeatedly stressed on “this is what you paid for” a couple of times. Which made total sense to me when we walked out of the dark caves.
Batu Caves got the name from the lime formations , Batu means Lime in the local language – Malay/Bahasa.

Once you come out from the dark caves there is another fleet of steps waiting for you. I did not count how many, but definitely enough to burn your calories. There are a couple of temples out of which 2 are big ones . We sat there near the temple for some time and soon were hungry.

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We checked for a coffee shop, a guy from the souvenir shop told us we will get some coffee in store 10. There we were Store 10 ! Coffee looked like coffee, but I think they added coffee powder by mistake in a  sugar syrup. Trust me when I say- It was the worse coffee ever.
No no wait.. I think second worst! The one that topped was at a place called ¬†“Pece LeLe LeLa” ¬†on the way to Port Dickson.

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I don’t know what it means but it sounds very funny though. I’m not sure why they even had a shop in the first place. There was absolutely nothing but this most-pathetic-coffee-in-the-world and 2 fish items. Although the menu at the counter had at ¬†least 30 items all were marked in red. That is the no.1 Worst¬†coffee in KL.
Next time you are in KL you know where NOT to try coffee. I’ll tell you where to have instead.
The best one was from a Coffee shop called Coffee Bean only next to this other place called Harvest. I am not sure if I have written about it. If I have not already,I know what I am writing next! ūüôā

You can find some of my other experiences in KL here.

These are some random pics from Batu Caves.

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I Witness it all !!

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I stand tall day and night
I witness the beauty of rain
I can feel the cloud touching me
Feel the burning sun
Feel the cool breeze on a full moon
I witness it all!

Chats, midnight walks
Whispers , giggles of lovers
Sometimes fight, sometimes romance
I know everyone’s secret
I keep it to myself
I witness it all !

Exchange of feelings
Spilling of guts
I know their lives
The cries, laughs, kisses and hugs
Broken hearts, innocent smiles
Happy faces, wrinkled faces lost in thoughts
I witness it all!

Selfies, group-fies, posses
In all the pictures
It is just me who shines
It is the memories we share
They take away , I hold on
I witness it all!

People come, admire me, praise me
Click snaps, share moments
And they are gone!
But I am here for them
Morning, evening, night, midnight
Just all the time
I bathe in rain washing away the dust
As the sun rises
I feel the  rays as I get ready for the show
As the sun sets
I lit up and I am ready for another !
I am here and I Witness it all!

Here’s my version of thoughts!