How I realized the importance of water?

Just when I was meandering in and out of my house, my mom called out to me and told me there was something wrong with the water pumping motor. I reached out to her as soon as I heard her voice. The thought of an empty tank was constantly bugging her. She added that without water it would not be possible for her and us to do the daily chores. I ran towards my room, which took me a while, to call my electrician. The person who I can rely on with my eyes shut. At times, he is lackadaisical and doesn't respond well. As usual, he told me that he was busy and would not be able to come. I told him that it was urgent and there's nothing we could do without his help. That's when I realized how important an electrician is. I sound like a square peg in a round hole in such situations. Jokes apart, I insisted him to visit us the following day and the call ended on an assuring note from his side. Meanwhile, we had the whole day ahead of us and thoughts of water running dry. I will expl

The Story Of A Hairdresser

  It had been a while since I last had a haircut. My mom also kept on disrelishing my grotesque appearance and after all was said and done, I visited my nearby Salon. My Dad went to this Salon about a month ago for his haircut. It was then that I came to know of it. The Salon is run by two tall and handsomely looking gentlemen, one of which is the owner and the other a helper. Sometimes the acolyte(Anmol) also performs tasks of the owner. As the owner had some work(he had to go to the distributor to exchange some defective bottles of hair spray), I got a chance to interact with the acolyte. It is said that one should not judge others by just glancing at their looks. He is humble and a feeling of conviviality runs through his veins. As I was conversing with him, he told me something that takes courage to be told. Here is his life story(I may miss out on certain minuscule details but that will not change the essence of this entire excerpt): He said, "Going by my looks, I may look we

About A Short But Heartfelt Video On Instagram

Hardly there's anybody in the world who doesn't know about Instagram. It has become a part of our lives, especially mine, and is a great source of entertainment and knowledge. Students get study material that helps them become knowledgeable and entertainers get a platform on which they can showcase their talents. Instagram has been recently acquired by Meta's(formerly Facebook) founder Mark Zuckerberg. Yesterday, I saw an informative video on Instagram and am here to shed some light on it. A teacher was asking his students about the weight of a not-so-fully filled glass. As expected, nobody thought logically and the teacher received different answers but of the same nature. He asked Melissa(one of his students), "How heavy do you think this glass is?" She said, "8 ounces." Meanwhile, another student gave it a thought and said 12 ounces. And finally, the last answer he received was 16 ounces. He(the teacher) said, "The absolute weight of the glass do

Human Dreams

Just by glancing at the title, you would say it's about castles in the air or pie in the sky. If you think that, I would say you are wrong. Then what is it? Well, it's about the transition from fully conscious to subconscious/unconscious phase. And such a phase/transition happens/takes place when we are asleep, especially when someone is out for the count. I have felt this transition innumerable times and as a matter of fact, I have tried to stop it on multiple occasions. When the transition is about to happen or has already taken place, it feels like turbulence. Your heart starts pounding really fast and it takes you to a world you may have been to but you are just not aware of it or puts you in front of people that have been caught by your eye but you may not know in person.  Well, it's very onerous to understand the intricacies of dreams. We don't remember most of the dreams we experience/see, as such events happen in our subconscious mind. As I said most, in some ca

The Kind Of Person You Are

Your mouth says a lot about the kind of person you are. If you prefer speaking less, people will say that you are an introvert or you possess the qualities of a reticent/taciturn. Some may say that you are a wise/very sagacious person and you conserve your energy for more important issues. If you like shooting from the hip, people will say that you are a babbler. The way you speak and the words you say can have a lot of impact on people. They may talk to you again or they may not. In today's society, people prefer talking to those who keep their problems aside or to themselves and greet you with a smiley face. Nobody would listen to your problems if they don't like discussing theirs coz that will only make the situation worse. People go out of their homes to dump all their negativity and start afresh. Don't be a bin or perceive the other person as a bin. In simple words, don't let others dump their negativity on you and vice versa. What better it can get if we keep on d

Existence Of Patriarchal Thoughts And Dowry

This morning, my friend sent me a video where a boy was seen proclaiming that women were just a mere property of men. What a bummer! After years of advancement, women are still considered less. The notion of "Equality" doesn't seem to hold true. It's something that I have been wanting to discuss since donkey's years. It's only this morning that I got the motivation to write something on women in Patriarchal societies. Patriarchy seems to have vanished from Urban areas but in some remote villages, the notion and practice of Patriarchy are still alive. Women in such areas are not considered equal. They don't have the right to participate in family matters. They don't have access to education. They are being forced to marry against their choice and even to do household work. 2 years back , I rented an accommodation in Haryana . I was there for work. I was amazed to see some women covering their faces in front of other men. Why aren't such harsh res

Adversity - A Guaranteed Way To Prosperity

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.  ~Quintus Horatius Flaccus We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.  ~Barbara De Angelis Adversity is a great teacher but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction, and often the profit we derive is not worth the price we paid.  ~Elizabeth Hardwick These are some of the famous quotes from the people who have come across Adversity at least once in their entire lifetime and they are the ones who have managed to somehow get through it by means of sheer will and commitment. Seems easy, isn’t it? Believe me, it’s not. Adversity is not just a normal word, it’s a phase, a really bad one. A phase that tests you, your patience, and everything inside of you. Sometimes it even breaks you. Tears you apart. But if you manage to get through the trauma, it makes you strong. Even stronger than you really wer