I write…

It’s been just three days since I started writing blogs and posting them as a part of DailyPostChallenge and I must say ‘m liking it. Right from the time I wake up I keep looking for today’s post title. Be it when I wake up in the morning saying to myself – Already morning!?, or be it when I go out of choices on what I need to cook, or be it a topic like Is skipping breakfast good?, or you prefer Work From Home or Office, Topics about life at work or a topic on upcoming festival or about your friends and relatives. Yes, ‘m craving to write about any topic under Sun provided I feel good about what ‘m writing.

So, what writing means to me?

Before I answer this question, I want to say something; I read many books, I read some for fun like Calvin & Hobbes, Ceclia Ahern’s Time Of My life and some to learn secret behind a mysterious plot – Lee Child’s 61 Hours or Girl with Dragon Tattoo, some purely for the good literature which captivates me – Orhan Pamuk’s, The museum of Innocence or Murakami – Kafka on the shore or Disgrace by JM Coetzee. Now that I tried to tell you what I usually read let me tell what type of books give me the pleasure in reading more. Yes, the ones which fall under the last lot- Literature. I like to play with words, I ‘m passionate to know how people experiment with words; I love to re-use in my way and to develop my own writing flair.

I like to write and share… Thank God ‘m a blogger I need not write anything lengthy to publish my post J.(Not that I don’t like to write a book one day).

In one of the posts today I read, written by Christian Mahi referring to link: http://cristianmihai.net/2012/10/14/struggling-artists-and-pain/. He beautifully said “Isn’t it true that we write about the things we had and lost not because of the pain we feel, but because we wish to recapture the moments of joy, to keep the flame alive long after our memories have turned to dust?”

I read this line I re-read and then again and again. Now I remember it forever. Author’s often like Chrstine inspire me to read and of course to write.

Yes, I read and write and I will continue to until my senses die and my thoughts are still alive. I write and I write… D.D

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I close my eyes and ‘m there… ..

After I completed my Engineering, I entered the professional world. It started with a grueling training in Mysore. Well, not just to recollect but I also lived those days very happily. I became more independent in taking decisions in my personal life as well as work-life. The ambiance in which I was trained was real good. Most of you all know that Infosys Mysore is world’s biggest training center  which is spread across 270 acre land, the buildings raised with great pride having holistic architecture and surrounded with beautiful greenery. And no wonder we were provided with classic facilities.  But to some extent it was an extended college period for us. As during our training time, we had classes till evening and assignments to work till late in the night followed by exams in the weekends. Of course it’s only in the weekends we went around Mysore. Somehow I managed to get through those exams and I was posted to Bangalore.

Life in Bangalore was like never before. At work, I had a very cheerful and cooperative team. But the lessons thought at home didn’t work sometimes, like me standing and greeting my manager always, not telling NO to elders (almost everyone in my team is elder to me :D) and so on. It took some time to get used to the nuances of corporate world.

Like the campus in Mysore, Bangalore campus is also good at its ambiance  Bangalore office being the headquarters, constructed a long way back and the age was concealed by the strong and majestic buildings. Of course, I have my favourite spots with-in the campus. Starting from the fish pond (OMG! I can’t start my day without passing by fish pond and winking at the fishes), then my workplace (Literally I lived in that building for almost 5 years), the long stretch of road with greenery on either sides near to my building, I would love to cycle around the campus and especially the Gate1 – entrance; trust me it made me feel so royal and fortunate whenever I walked there, MC – Hall , the library, how can I forget café coffee day, Dominoz Pizza which kept us awake during the late night cutovers and go-lives, La-Terrace (a kinda food court) defines my love for desserts and that sit out adjacent to washing-machine-building.. that’s just mind blowing! And the audi’s where I strutted, performed well and not so well, I expressed and I commanded during toastmasters meetings.. wait, wait, wait.. I have to mention about this lift in B-15.. m really attached to it.. It tagged me having a button ‘D’.  Well, I remember every corner of my favorite places and really wanted to so that I can visit them just by being where I ‘m while I close my eyes.  

Not just the place but also the people influenced my life a lot and made it real better. People are never constant, just like the way folks hop on and get down from a bus. Never the less, I ‘m in touch with them. It gave me the privilege to travel abroad and also get connected to the strangers who are distinctly far off from my world. Now it makes me think – What a coincidence to work with them!

BTW, how do I forget the morning rush towards my bus stop and the people swarming at the bus bay after I just reach office..!  But for today, I won’t curse that rush – as now it became a memory for me. Yes I left my first Job. Sob sob!! 😥

 All good things come to an end. D.D

Are you living your dream or living in dreams?

 “Follow your dream where ever it takes you to, as that’s the journey you would love to be part of.”-D.D – These words always ring in my ear when I think of dreams-coming-true-in-my-life.

Do we live all the dreams that we wish to?

At first, let me share my childhood dreams:

If someone asked me in my childhood, “what you want to become when you grow up?”, I used to say even without a pause; “A doctor”.  Well ‘m still Dr.D but only in dreams.

 I remember the situation when I held my mom’s hand tight and with tears rolling out from my eyes seeing an old lady in front of temple in tattered clothes and miserably lying on street. That day the coin that my mom gave me to offer to the God, I remember giving to that lady while going back to home from temple. That’s the day, I dreamt to see India with NO poverty.

My other dreams are, to read all the books that so far published in the world and to express in BOOKS all my views about this world and to the world.

My silly dream would be, to meet SRK one day. I know I will. 😉  To work from B-44 of Infy (crazy dream infact). To build 7 houses, each one in a different rainbow color to move from one to another whenever I get bored with that color. (Wild childhood dream;P and believe me not a fantasy at all!).

At times reality takes the shape of memories or dreams, in my case it’s listening to my father’s goodnight wishes before going to bed daily.And I miss him.

Well, don’t come into a wrong conclusion that I lived so far only in dreams. Here I go with the best moments of my life where I lived / live to the fullest: After 10 years staying away from home, I ‘m again living with mom in Bengaluru and ‘m loving it. The other dreams that I lived would be, when I got into flight for the first time in my life, while flying to China. When I cheered kids, during my recent visit to an orphanage. When one of my articles got published in The Hindu during my college days. When I topped thrice in my college, consecutively. When I received my first Salary in Infy. When I gave my first speech in Infy Toastmasters (after almost eight years I got onto stage that day.) When I received 4 prices in KTDM Club (on the same day), for indoors games that they conducted during my teens. When I got a mark more than my sis in tenth board. (This one is just to tease my sister who is damn good at studies and has great IQ. ) When I recently visited Stratford-Upon-Avon and called my mom to say- ‘Your lil D is at Shakespeare’s Birthplace mom’. When every time my niece asks me to sing a lullaby and I sing to help her sleep. Most of all, the wonderful people whom I met in life and with whom I share the joy of success and true happiness.

These are few of the best moments in my life which I treasure most. However small they are they mean a lot to me as those are the times I enjoyed/enjoy my life to the fullest and when I look back at them I know I was in lime light.

I know there are times when you enjoy your day to day life. But at times the truth bothers you and scares you being away from your dreams. The shades of your hope get darker and darker, right in front of you.  It makes you feel so alarmed that you end up living not even in dreams. Read my recent blog – ‘The ignored’ which states what if the ignored dreams could speak.

Few random questions to you: But how often do you get time to concentrate on your interests in life when you have to stay focus with work at your hand? What do you do, when you know you are bound to leave your dream as you are diverting yourself away from it? Would you still say YES, when you know you have to say NO to the present to live your dream in real? Do you take the pain of choking your dreams to death or would prefer to sacrifice everything possible just to enjoy living your dream? Above all, will you live in dreams to make others live theirs? I will let you answer these questions to yourself.

In my opinion; YOUR DREAMS WILL COME CHASING U, WHEN U LIVE THE LIFE THE WAY U WANT. – D.D