“It is wise to have good enemies, than to have fools as friends”

It was a typical Sunday afternoon, I had spent my morning studying, and was quite bored. I thought well I would watch a movie in the afternoon. For a couple of days, I always had my mind stuck on a particular movie starring Chris Helmworth, about a particular F1 race. So I went to Imbd, and found that movie- Rush. This movie is an inspirational movie, moreover it came as a surprise that I didn’t get the media attention it ought to get. The movie is a character portray of 2 F1 racers- James Hunt and Nicki Lauda, and their rivalry on and off track. This is one movie I think everyone should watch. Actually it should be watched by young adults, teenagers, and youth entering the real world. The uniqueness of this film is that though it is based on F1 racers, it shines more light on their personal lives than just fast cars and tracks. It is more of a drama film than a sports film. It taught me a couple of things that probably the 21s century would NEVER teach you- How to deal with rivalry and enmity between fellow competitors. Our 21st century teaches us to crush our enemies, so as to prove them wrong, and so as to prove that you are the strongest. On the contrary, this film taught me that there is more to enemies than just rivalry. Enemies rather competitors teach you to push onto your limits, and reach for the sky. Moreover, it highlighted the fact that enemies can make up for fake friends, it taught me that there is something more to just enmity between 2 people, there is a companionship, respect and understanding. Most importantly, this movie taught me how to take competition healthy, than just it being confined to enmity. The most heartfelt moment of the film, was its end, the monologue provided by Nicki Lauda-

“When I heard about James Hunt’s death, it didn’t surprise me, it made me sad”

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Precisely! 🙂

Well even though, these racers were competitors on racing tracks, but over the years, they developed a respect and understanding for each other, their skills, and eventually had a close friendship. The character portrayal of the 2 racers- their struggles, told me that each person in this world puts everything they have into the competition, and the competition is tough, but it is up to us, the way we take this competition. It is the attitude that makes each one of us different, moreover this attitude finally leads to the development of our personality, and the way we carry ourselves in this world.

100 follows! Thank you :D

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Yesterday, I crossed the 100 followers mark on my blog- a journey to the greyish soul. I would like to thank the blogging community for the love and support. You always inspired me to write more and more, again thank you for the comments and likes on almost all the posts, I feel blessed. I hope to continue my journey as a blogger and to inspire you and amaze you by my honest narratives and a bit of confessions and truths.

For a last couple of days I was in a transition phase, that’s why I couldn’t post much, but now at this moment I can tell you that, many new articles are coming on my blog and I hope to continue my journey as a blogger and a writer. Again thank you so much for the love and support.

Yours sincerely,
Chaitanya Haram
🙂

The Play of Change

It was lazy summer Monday, as I looked at my cycle, it reminded me that its tires had less air pressure in them. I went into my balcony to fetch my air pump, and went straight towards my cycle tires. Well as we all know this, filling up air into cycle tires, is not a piece of cake, and it is quite a ‘tiresome’ process. So as to reduce my physical misery, I plugged into my Ipod, and pressed the shuffle button on it.

Coincidentally, the first song which was played on my Ipod was my favorite song – Californication by the funk rock band Red Hot Chilli pepper. It is quite a relaxing listen, and while listening to this song, I was filling up air in my tires. The lyrics of the song went on as follows –

“Psychic spies from China try to steal your mind’s elation

Little girls from Sweden dream of silver screen quotations”

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The lyrics of this particular song are quite spectacular in its own ways!

This song transported me into a new dimension. It was quite unusual phenomenon, despite the song being catchy, it didn’t distract me from the primary task at hand, rather  it made me concentrate more on it. As I was filling up air, the bright sun rays which were falling on my cycle suddenly dimmed, as if somebody came up from behind  me and drew the curtains. Initially I thought someone came up from behind me to prank me, but to my surprise there was no there, only I was there with my pump and cycle. I ignored this phenomenon, and continued filling up air, and again suddenly there was light on me, bright sun rays again fell on me. This particular activity went on for a while, as all these interesting things kept happening, in my headphone Californication played on. For all the people who haven’t heard this song, this song basically talks about how things go about in California, rather how California is actually Hollywood and vice versa. But I like to interpret it as a song about change. How seemingly random happenings in our world, have small but certain influence on our ways and perception of things around us. The bright and dim foreplay of the sun and clouds in nature, made me think about whether somebody was standing behind me. All I’m trying to say is that we are victim of changes occurring in this brave world. These changes may not always be pertaining to us, they may be occurring on a larger scale of things such as nature, but  they do have an influence on us. In short, we can consider change to be happening/ incident in our everyday life, whose casualty is us. The causality can be a positive thing for some of us, on the other hand others may not cope up well with it. The positive or negative causality of change depends upon us, and our perception of change. As I’m lost in my thoughts, suddenly my mind is distracted in the right direction towards my headphone, which still played the same song.

The lyrics now says –

” The sun may rise in the east, at least it settles in the final location”.

At that moment, I realize that the “Sun” is the change, and East and final location(West) are our perception of change.

This is the music video of this great song! 🙂

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An open letter

Hey! It has being a long time, since we met each other. There are a number of things to be discussed during each other’s time of absence. Despite the time we spent together, having a good time, and understanding each other, I’m sure we would have done this one particular thing – judging. Yes, judging, it is an activity done by each and every human being on our planet Earth, judging a person by his actions, emotions to a particular set of circumstances. You will see that I have used “particular set of circumstances”, because you can’t expect each and every situation to happen in a short time frame, during which you have known me. By that particular set of circumstances, you would have definitely formed an opinion about me, you might have associated certain words with me, but in this letter I’m not here to see and understand what you think about me, I’m here to assert the fact that I will be what  I will be.

You might have met me, during hard times or angry times or happy times, and I’m sure you will have an opinion about me, words associated with my personality. But, you would have never undertaken an important activity- showing empathy- which is all about walking in somebody else’s shoes. You might have told me what is wrong about my ways and personality, and you even went above the fence about suggesting some solutions to this problem of “personality”. Despite doing this activity which is full of negativity, I would forgive you because you are a human being who judges a book by its cover mostly, considers yourself as an ideal human being, and also are a bit of hypocrite about being non-judgmental. I will forgive you, i will forgive you and be greater and better man, because the problem lies in you. But there is still time to change this bad lifestyle, only when you accept that seeing a cover of a book is just not enough, it doesn’t really tell you what’s inside. Well a note to my under-confident friend, don’t be afraid, and don’t be under-confident about your ways and about who you are, because you are perfect in your own ways. I think you shouldn’t ask anyone this question, “Is there something wrong with me?”, because this answer would always be yes, yes because you are unique, yes because there will be always some shortcomings, yes because there is no such thing as an ideal human being. But I’m sure, there is one thing – relativity regarding personality – people might be more like you, or less like you, it doesn’t make you a lesser human being, it makes you who you are. The ultimate goal in our life should be to be better versions of ourselves and not somebody else’s self.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

Your unique human being

🙂

BROTHERHOOD OF THE WORLD BLOGGERS’ AWARD

Well this is challenge which I have being nominated for by vanchula. I really very grateful to fulfill this challenge and accept this award. Thank you so much vanchula for nominating me for this challenge, really appreciate it!!

The rules of this challenge are listed as follows:

1) Thank and link back to the person who nominated you for the award.
2) List the Rules and Display the Brotherhood of the world Award logo to your post and/or blog.
3) Answer the questions set to you and then you may create your set of questions for your nominees.
4) Nominate other bloggers and let them know about the award. 

My answers for the questions posed to me are as follows:

1.Coffee. Yay or Nay?

Yay!! I’m a coffee person! 😀

2.If you can create two horcruxes which two things would you choose?

My cycle and piano

3.You have been selected to go on a mission to Mars. Would you accept gladly or refuse the opportunity?

Accept it gladly!!

4.Three things from the Sci-fi world you wish existed in reality?

Time Travel machine, Aliens and Terminators

5. If there is one thing in the whole world you would give up your blog for, what is it?

Well writing is how I live my life fully, I would NEVER give it up for ANYTHING! 🙂

6. Are there any special qualities you possess which you’re secretly very proud of, but would die rather than admit in public? If so, What is it? You can tell us.Come on.

I have no such ability  HONESTLY. 😀 🙂 😉

7.Long rides in a pleasant weather or A good book and coffee?

Definitely Long rides in a pleasant weather

8.How beneficial has writing a blog been for you, in terms off personal growth?

Blogging has helped me make the most of the experiences that I have in my life. It is helped me narrate my tale and life to this vast world.

9.If you can spend 1 day with/as any celebrity you want, who would that be?

Jake Gyllenhaal!!

10.What is my primary goal of blogging?

Blogging is a way of telling my life tale to this world, it helps me cope with difficult times and at the same time reflect during times when I’m confused why life is so unsymmerttical 

I nominate the following people for this award further:

  1. Martafrant
  2. Boho Hobo
  3. Shorthand
  4. Nimmi

The quesitons that I pose are as follows:

  1. What are your other hobbies besides blogging?
  2. Do you like to travel?A lot or occasionally?
  3. What would you realistically like to be in the future?What would you want to be in fantasy?
  4. If you were to play a role in a suspense thriller? Which role would you play? Protagonist/antagonist/anti-hero?
  5. If you were to be a teacher, which virtue or ideal you would teach your children in one day?
  6. Which is your all-time favorite non-fiction book you have read?
  7. Which is your all-time favorite music band/artist?
  8. Do you love the sea and benches or mountains and hikes?
  9. Which song describes your present state of mind?
  10. Which is a fundamental principle you follow in your greyish journey of life? 

The nominations are not mandatory, but will surely love to see your answers! 🙂

Blank Space

It was 11.15pm in the night, I’m conflicted between 2 thoughts – one to write an article about a certain idea I have in my mind, and my mind telling me you are too tried to concentrate. But I gave into my former thought, and started writing an article. But this article which I had started writing was different, it had no title on it, it was blank. Well I thought to myself, whether it was right to write a title of the article, or to write on with the flow of my thoughts. This time I chose the latter, and continued to lay down my story, my ideas on paper, without giving a thought about the petty title. By giving a title an article, I would confine myself only to a particular line of thought, and not go beyond that, on the other hand without a title, I would be like a tree who spreads its roots in all possible direction, and would expand on a variety of thoughts and ideas. All these thoughts made me think of the other writers, who are also writing , are they conflicted by such trivial things, or whether they just ramble on with their ideas. But I continued writing my thoughts, well by now it had an intro, and I was thinking about how to begin writing the body of the article, when I had this bright moment of epiphany. a-mind-that-is-stretched-by-a-new-experience-can-never-go-back-to-its-old-dimensions-quote-1

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. sir I salute you!!

We begin our life as a small child, full of innocence and undiscovered things and habits, we don’t as a child have a particular line of thoughts, all that we are confined to is the cycle of sleep-wake-cry-eat-poop-repeat. It goes on until we are old enough to think about which particular toy we like and we want, which color we like, which sport we like. Then as years go on, our line of thoughts starts getting narrower and narrower, we start developing likes and dislikes for a particular thing, we starting putting boundaries in our world, to confine ourselves to a particular set of experiences, and become completely immune to  experiences which are not particularly our jam. I don’t think we should do such an unfeasible activity, at that moment I start removing the mental fences I had put up in my mind, and allowed my mind to drift into the unexplored territories without being afraid, that  I might fail. If we fail, still we win, we become wiser, and if we win, we learn to push onto our limits. I start deconfining myself, by removing those mental fences. and at that particular time, I find myself, writing the end of the article. The body, which I had written, it had variety of thoughts, ideas and experiences all completely random, but somehow cohesive to one another. As I write the last sentence of the article, I realize one another thing, I forget to give a title. I think it would be appropriate to leave a blank space, at the place where I would be writing the title. It would be UNTITLED. Quotation-John-Steinbeck-ideas-pretty-Meetville-Quotes-10

Its all about getting ideas out of you!

Until the next time guys! 😉 😀

Veracity Challenge

Well I have being nominated for the veracity challenge by Martafrant, and I would sincerely like to thank her and at the same time I would like to thank the creator of this amazing challenge- Mon.

When I thought about what to write for this challenge, I stumbled upon the fact that I have being overlooking for quite sometime, the use of adjectives in paragraph. After i had successfully written a paragraph for this challenge, is when I truly understood what adjectives do to an article or just any piece of writing.

This is the paragraph that I wrote:

I’m guy who likes to write about life as it goes. At the same time, I like to play my piano and ride my cycle. Blogging is a thing I do in a day or two. Challenges are, what challenges seem they are. Cycling is an activity which relaxes me at the same time inspires me  to write my blog. That’s all I have to say in all!

Rules for The Veracity Challenge:

– Write a paragraph without using a single adjective.

– Keep the link in your post (so that the creator of the challenge may receive a pingback)

– Anyone can join the challenge; you don’t have to be nominated.

– Nominate 6 Bloggers for this challenge.

  1. https://fluidplans.wordpress.com/
  2. https://storyshucker.wordpress.com/
  3. https://bohohobonomad.wordpress.com/
  4. https://theshorthand.wordpress.com/
  5. https://feelingsoulmate.wordpress.com/
  6. http://lilyellyn.com/

A Broken Stringed man

This article, well it is the sequel to the article-“a man with no strings attached”, and if you are reading this article I would recommend you reading the previous article, otherwise you will miss the crisp of it. The link is :A man with No strings attached

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 This is something that I feel time and time again! An amazing quote!!

 I have being changing my homes and cities ever since i was born, I don’t have the constant group of friends, rather I have a variable group of friends. I’m losing out on the feeling of belongingness. To be honest with you, I never did talk about how I’m constantly leaving behind a group of good friends as I’m changing cities. This ritual of leaving behind people has always annoyed it. Wherever I feel like I have this sense of belonging to a place, it is unfortunately the time to change  cities. This is how I’m losing my set of people. When I meet my old pals, they seem have moved on from me, I feel like I have missed a lot of things in between. I feel that I lost a good friendships in these lost years. In the previous piece, I might have talked about how people like me nomads have this ability to adapt to new surrounding, but we too have a regret and sometimes we feel insecure that we might not belong anywhere. We might remain as nomads, always forgotten and lost. This feeling is the thing that I regret the most.

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                   This is one powerful quote, from an equally powerful and hard-hitting movie!

By now, you must have figured out why this article is titled broken stringed man. This man is like a puppet, who is controlled by different masters at each time, but in the process this puppet loses on originality, it loses on the attributes that makes him unique. Life of nomad may seem to be an interesting lifestyle for a person who doesn’t move much, you get to meet a lot of people, have a lot of friends, the drawback is that you lose stability of a friendship. This makes me reassure to the fact that we always crave for things that we don’t possess, and we aren’t happy with what we have, but I guess that is the challenge in living your life, you never now how things will change.

All that matters is humanity

It was a fine day, the music player of my phone was playing all my favorite songs, as the player played a hit after a hit it came to a song by the band metallica- wherever i may roam. It reminded me of a particular incidence in a place away from home. 1 year ago during my summer vacation I had being to a place about 500 or 600 km from  home to a place where I had my internship. During that period I had a first hand experience with dealing with roommates. My first roommate was also a summer intern, but his stint ended a week earlier than mine. When my old roommate left, a new one came well he was not a summer intern, but it had come for a small course of 2 weeks here. This roommate was quite intriguing, he didn’t understand English he only spoke a language I was completely unfamiliar with, well he did understand English but only to a limited extent. The conversation we had were only in few broken English words and hand actions to tell necessary things. When you don’t understand the language the other person speaks, you become elusive and alert you try to judge that person and view him or her in a particular way. That’s what happened to me. When the time came for me to leave the place, it so happened that my roommate would also leave a day after I would leave. As it was my first ever stay away from home, my parents were coming to the place where I was, to pick me up and in that particular area there weren’t any good hotels to stay. I was trying tirelessly to make a place to stay for my parents in the same place where I was staying, as the room I which I was staying had 3 beds, and only 2 beds were occupied at that particular time.

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This is one lesson I learned by my stay away from home!

One day when I was talking  to my parents on my phone, and I was pretty disappointed that they had to stay someplace far away from my place, my roommate somehow got a hint of my conversation and concern of my parents on the phone. After my call ended in a bit of disappointment, he asked me what was the problem?, in my broken English and hand symbols I told him that my parent were coming and they had no place to stay. After seeing the empty bed lying in front of me and my empty and disappointed face, In the same manner of sign language and broken English, he told me that he would move to another room in the same place, so that my parents could stay in this same room. Hearing this, I told him that it was fine and that told him to not worry about it. I told him that doing this it would be inconvenient for him. But he insisted, he told me they are your parents and they needed a place to stay, they can stay here I will find another place to stay. Hearing this I felt a bit obliged and I told him not to do this. Somehow afterwards everything went well my parents got a place to stay the night, since the next morning we were leaving for home, my roommate stayed in the same room, I moved for the night to the place where my parents were staying. But this incidence taught me one thing, just because you don’t understand the language the other person is speaking in and even if you communicate in a somewhat weird manner we should not have a prejudice against that person. We have to understand that we are all humans and regardless of what the other person speaks in we all understand our human ways. Everybody knows that when we are with our parent all that we want is convenience for them. That room mate of mine was ready to move out of the room so that my parents could stay there, even if  that meant bringing inconvenience to him despite the fact that I knew him for only one week. I feel bad that I judged him too early but it taught me and told me the meaning of the saying.
It is important to be a human, than to be just a human being. 🙂

Liebster Award #1

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All my life I have being answering questions and I have being judged whether I;m answering those questions correctly or not. But since I have being nominated for this award, now its my turn to formulate 11 questions, which you would be answering. It would be fun to see those responses. Thank you martafrant for nominating me for this award. She runs this amazing and unique blog. These are the following ground rules you should follow while nominating more people.

Rules: 

  1. Mention, link and thank the blog who nominated you
  2. Answer the nominator’s 11 questions
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers with little followings (under 200) and link them below
  4. Create 11 questions of your own for your nominated blogs to answer
  5. Notify your nominees via social media

I would like to pass forward this award to the following people. 😀

  1. https://ohwowitshannah.wordpress.com/
  2. https://subjectivebeliefs.wordpress.com/
  3. https://vijitarticles.wordpress.com/
  4. https://deepikavasani.wordpress.com/
  5. https://jodes812.wordpress.com/
  6. https://positivewiseconcept.wordpress.com/
  7. https://myhappinessisanallegory.wordpress.com/
  8. http://standingstonesblog.com/
  9. https://randomgirl2014.wordpress.com/
  10. http://rixlibris.com/
  11. https://kathymburke.wordpress.com/

Answering time!!

  1. Where would you want to spend your time between ages 60 and 80? Doing what?

I would like to spend the old age in a beautiful country side home, I would love to spend this time playing my piano and writing articles!

2.  If you had the necessity to be a school teacher for one day, which subject would you teach?

Subject I would teach is science, I would love people to have rational way of looking at things happening around them, Moreover, a teacher’s job is like performing on stage, and I LOVE performing in front of an audience.

3.  You had a really hard day. What will you do to recover from it?

My remedy of recovering from a hard day is taking my cycle out and going out for a long ride, it helps me look at life from a different point of view, it too helps me to refresh.

4.   What is your best way to start a new day?

Best way to start a day is to listen to positive happy music and then continue to do your work.

5.   Who would you want to be in your future life?

My aspiration are to be a scientist/writer. I would like to be both! 😀

6.   If you could change you career path, what career would you choose?

I would like to be a rock artist and break in into the entertainment business.

7.   Imagine that there will be no Internet access available for the next 3 months. Did you imagine that? What was the first thing that came to your mind?

NO I can’t picture that!! the first thing that came in my mind is my BLOG. It would be standstill for 3 MONTHS, I wouldn’t like it happening.

8.   If you had to write a book about one of your faults, which fault would you choose?

I would choose to write about my past,  many of my articles are regarding my past, so why not write a book about it.

9.   If you could star in the next movie premiere, what genre would you choose?

Thriller Drama

10.   Imagine that all the photo devices will disappear tomorrow, and you can only take 3 photos, what would you photograph?

My Family(mom and dad), My cycle and My Piano

11.   Mountain, forest, sea or valley?

Sea!

11 questions I pose for you guys are-

  1. If you were to star in movie, what type of protagonist would you play?
  2. out of nowhere you are given superpowers, which of the following would you choose?Super strength/super intelligence / immortality
  3. on one fine day you out of nowhere get 10 million dollars. What would the first thing you would do?
  4. What is your source of inspiration for writing/blogging?
  5. Consider yourself to be the immortal Wolverine. What job would you do FORVER?
  6. What is your future goal of blogging? What more do you want to achieve?
  7. How do you think your life journey is? Black/white/shades of both? Greyish?
  8. what is your all time favorite movie?
  9. What is your passion??
  10. You are given a chance to change one aspect of your life. Which particular shortcoming would you change?
  11. If you were given a chance to write your own novel. What type of genre would you like to write in?

Eagerly waiting for your responses! 🙂

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