Tuesday, 18 March 2014

A ride back home.

Two years down. Travelling every day in a jam-packed local is a task. The regular tantrums, the *#*&^** feeling when you get squashed, the usual inquiry for a place to sit, blah blah. I have done it all. ;-)

Always been trying to figure out the difference in travelling by first class and a regular one. Not much. Except for the comfortable seats in first class. The rest remains the same.

Well as usual today was yet another ride back home. Going back home and that too at this peak hour (evening) is a task. Here I am standing, waiting for the train to come. And yes, I am not the only one. I have some 50-60 odd ladies standing here, just to give me company. So sweet.

Here in Mumbai, if 50 people get off at the platform, 50+20 get in. Phew, halath ho jathi hain yaar. And here comes the maal gaadi, I meant the train. It’s anyways packed. Heights of optimism, all these ladies here think they can get in, no matter how crowded it is. Oh wait a sec, even I need to get in.

Got in. Ahaa. All set now. Won’t get a place to sit though. It’s all booked. Yes, we book seats. Now it’s bird watching time. 65% have their earphones plugged in. My friend had once mentioned that the earphones industry has become a hit because of these people. What else are we supposed to do when we are surrounded by strangers. True that. Where was I? ohh yes, bird watching. Another 10% are busy hoggingI hear some weird noise..opps that’s my stomach. Chuck.

I can’t shoulder surf but yes I know it very well that more than half are busy on any of the social networking sites in their phones or tab. Mr.Technology I must say, you have nailed it dude. And then the ride gets all the more interesting when two random women start quarreling and that too for the most pathetic reason one can come across. And I say, Grow up ladies. (Not literally though). When the fight gets vulgar, my ear phones come in handy. Time for some music, till I reach home.

All these events, the people and the fights keep changing. But the 25 minutes ride back home remains the same. Funny, I must say. Can’t help it though. Being a Mumbaikar, I have to face it. Bring it on.

Why & why not?

A random blog because I’m job-less. ;-)

“Walk like an elephant. Don’t care about the dogs that keep barking at you, on your way.”

True this. If you take charge and remain honest to yourself, there’s nothing that can bring you down. Believe in yourself, forget the unwanted ones and the rest will fall into place.

“Happiness at the cost of hurting someone else never lasts.”

 Never does. Nothing lasts forever. Good days or bad days, both have an expiry date. So when you can, try not making someone’s life a hell on earth. In the end, even you will fall.
Jaisa karoge vaisa bharoge (As you sow, so you reap!)

“Once a cheater, always a repeater.”

The line says it all.

“Be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”

Being the real you. Means a lot to a person who happens to be ‘you’. Then why let yourself down?
There’s no better version of you than ‘you’ yourself.

“What has to happen, will happen. And you will have to face it when it did.”

What lies ahead is known. Well, then the best we can do is to ‘prepare’ ourselves for the best and the worst. Remember, good days and bad days- both go hand in hand.

“Why me? Or try me!”

The way you look at any particular situation depends on you. These situations are nothing but challenges. Give your best and overcome them. Trying is anytime better than giving up. It’s your call.

“When you’re having the best time of your life, never forget or ignore people who were by your side in your worst times. You will desperately need them when you fall.”

#Self-explanatory. These people are the ones who know the real you and hence will stay by your side. Never lose them. Act before it’s too late.

“Forgive but never forget. Learn from your mistakes, but never regret.”

 The best till date. Have been there and done it. To be precise, NO REGRETS. ;-)