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Hello! First of all I would like to wish all my readers a Happy New Year! Hopefully, we’ll be meeting more frequently, seeing that one of my several new year resolutions this year is to be more regular in my writings. Don’t get your hopes too high though, since like…

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Hi everyone!

I’m pretty sure you must be wondering….

Who the hell am I?

So let me clear that first. I’m a guest/ co-writer who has received the privilege to post on this blog. Actually I have been on ‘the list’ since a month and it’s only today that I got off my lazy ass to finally publish something here. (A reblog at that….. So that should give you an idea about me.) So, before we begin I’d like to genuinely thank Prajwal for granting me this opportunity.

Now. About this post. Basically, this post is an attempt to explain some of the basics of human behavorial science and some ancient philosophical concepts through the principles of physical chemistry, especially thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. It’s based on a simple idea….. If the laws of Thermodynamics are indeed universal then don’t you think they would also apply to us, as an individual in this vast ocean of the globe?

You might be confused right now, but come aboard and I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed. (Note:- You might get bored though…)

Cheers! 🙂

The Pensieve

Hello!

First of all I would like to wish all my readers a Happy New Year! Hopefully, we’ll be meeting more frequently, seeing that one of my several new year resolutions this year is to be more regular in my writings. Don’t get your hopes too high though, since like every New year resolution the probability of failure is very high.

Speaking about this article, I’m pretty sure the excerpt scared you. Don’t worry! I’m not taking a chemistry lecture here!

Relieved?… Me too! ‘Cuz I’m no chemist or physicist! We all know what I specialise in, right?… Rambling my own thoughts!

What I’m going to do is that I’m gonna take a page (a literal page, yes) out of our old, dusty Physical science textbooks and use it as a backdrop, so you’ll have to bear with it just… you know… Here and there…

To begin with, following are…

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SCHOOL, my second HOME…..

  Summer vacations are about to end.. Monsoon has already taken control of the weather… We are just about to reach the half mark to yet another year. 4 years have passed by since I left my school. Yet again, as the date of 26th of June starts approaching, the sound of school bell begins to fill my ears and mind. After enjoying summer holidays of nearly two months, it was finally the time when we put our school bags on and start with yet another year, full of learning, enjoyment and awesomeness. After completing two years at college, I really miss that feeling of the first day at school. New classroom, new teachers, new faces… And most of all, NEW BOOKS 🙂 The smell of newly bought books… There are so much things which we experience only in school and never afterwards… From our first friend, first fight to our first crush…so much feelings.

It is indeed ironic that we spend our SCHOOL DAYS yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.

  I was in the same school from class 1 to class 10. So it had became my second home. Everything was familiar to me. It was like I had felt every part of that school. I knew every gap and corner. The teachers had became my family. All of them had taught me, so they all knew me personally. Unfortunately, there are very few memories that I remember now from my school days. But the ones I remember still makes me nostalgic. I was not able to crack the entrance exam for class 1, as I was very sick then. But, as my brother was also studying in the same school, I was given a chance on one condition that I stay in top 5 ranks in the exams, which by the way, I maintained till my last exam of class 10.. 🙂  I was a pretty studious kid back then. According to my teachers, I rarely talked to anyone. I still laugh at myself on how big nerd I was then. I don’t have much memories till my primary level i.e class 7 as I was the same nerd till then. It’s in the last 3 years of my school, I made a lot of memories; I opened up and I actually started enjoying school. I don’t know  how this huge transformation came in my behavior. May be because, I saw my future career already written as my brother had gotten admission into the best Engineering college of India. And now that, I would follow the same path. May be I understood that I had only these 3 years to enjoy to my fullest. So why to wait, let’s dive into those memorable 3 years of my life… 🙂

 

  It was very much difficult for me to open up. I made a few close friends and I used to talk to them only. Slowly, I increased my friend circle. And now everyone was my friend and it was more like a family. I rarely talked to girls of my class. And the one to those I talked was because my sister was also in my class. Otherwise, I was too shy, rather a Nerd… But as days passed by I got more involved in classroom activities. I realized that I had missed all this fun for last 7 years and felt bad… There was so much fun going in the class.. Right from gossiping about who were the couples of the class to making fun of teachers… I had missed all.. It was like my eyes and ears were all time closed for such things… Haha.. But now, along with studies, I also took interest in such activities.. I played a lot on ground during recess time.. Like a really lot…till all my clothes were all dirty.. Some of my friends really helped me to open up and talk… I was now living a LIFE.. I never had a crush on anyone till then.. Obviously because I never interacted with any girl.. Unfortunately, once our teacher made all the boys to sit along side of girls.. That was the first time I talked to any girl and I became friends with my bench partner.. And not to tell I had a small crush on her.. I never told that to anyone until now… There are many such memories like this which if I listed down now will make this post too long.. 🙂

Some days I wish I could go back in Life. Not to change anything, but to FEEL a few things twice.

  I know you all must have related to all of this and you also agree that School days are the best, aren’t they ? It is a place of all our FIRSTS. I didn’t felt so much on my last day of school that I feel now. Things have so much changed. Teachers who used to care about each and everyone in the class are replaced by those cold hearted professors who only teach for money. Grades have become so much important. A small failure even means a lot now. Students are committing suicides… There are too many pressures to handle, too many expectations to cope up with. And we have to live with this.. But what I say, let us take a moment out of our busy Life and remember our childhood days, our school days when we were so much happy and joyful. And let us accept the fact that those days are gone.. But those thousands of memories, they are always with us, they are immortal.. So why not use them in the best way possible ? Please feel free to share your golden memories of your school days… Let emotions flow…

Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives…

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In time you will know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail all the same. Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives. 

These lines from Avengers: Infinity War, still shivers my whole body. Though spoken from the mouth of an EVIL, they are so deep and true, aren’t they ? They truly portray the MEANING OF LIFE.

DESTINY… What is destiny ? Is there something like destiny in reality ? Is our future already decided….? These questions have always made all of us curious from ancient times. Let us throw some light on our past.. As I belong to India and I follow Hinduism, I would like to give some references using my cultural heritage.

Destiny, as per Hinduism is best explained in the sacred BHAGAVAD GITA… the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna in the battle of Mahabharata ! The meaning of destiny as detailed in BHAGAVAD GITA… fruits of KARMA that became available to one every second of life! The crux of destiny lay in karma performed… as we sow so shall we reap… nothing less or more ! Establishing absolute control over manifesting karma in present life is what destiny is all about. What Lord Krishna said thousands of years ago, Newton proposed the same in this third LAW OF MOTION: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Karma explained in scientific terms…. 🙂

Now we know that our destiny is decided by our Karma. But, the question to ponder now is that is our DESTINY already decided by someone before we are born ?? Are we just some characters performing our role in this cosmic movie of LIFE ? Does our present have something to do with our past lives ? We, Hindus, believe in the concept of REBIRTH. God keeps track of our KARMA and after our death, HE decides our next LIFE… But if this is the case that my present life has been decided on my past life KARMA, doesn’t it mean all the things that I do now is already written somewhere ? If this is true, why should I put any efforts as my future is already decided ?

Now lets try and understand the concept of Fate, Destiny and Freewill. Somebody has rightly said “Fate is what you are given, Destiny is what you make of it”. You may call God has decided your Fate but ultimately its you and your past Karma’s which decide your Fate. You may not have control on your Past Karma’s and their results but God has given you the power to take charge of your current Karma’s which will decide your future lives. Another way of looking at is that due to past life Karma’s, though God may have decided your starting point of this life (your family, its status, your immediate environment on which you have no control) and the final destiny of your current life, however he has given you the choice to choose the path in this journey. There can always be more than one path to a destination. You can choose the path which is less bumpy, which has beautiful surroundings, lots of greenery, rivers in between. Basically this is the path of good Karma’s and this is Freewill on which you have control. Here I would like to quote the lines of Lord Krishna from the Bhagwad Gita :

कर्मणि एव अधिकार: ते |मा फलेषु कदाचन ||

मा कर्म फल हेतुर्भु: |मा ते संगोस्तु अकर्मणि ||

Thus there are four commandments which means:-
You have right to action. You do not have right to outcome.(therefore) don’t act to rightfully claim desired outcome. (and also) do not resort to inaction.

So we know that our final outcome of Life is already decided and even we could know our future, we cannot change it. That is going to happen anyways. For a moment, let’s forget what is written in the sacred texts. Let us look at our LIFE. We face similar kind of situations every day where even when we want something to happen, it doesn’t. Let us look through our past and our sufferings. If we hadn’t faced those, were we be the same as we are today in present ? It is rightly said: ” Man proposes, God disposes.”

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So as Master Oogway told, let us forget about what our FATE will be and what is written in the book of our LIFE. Let us live in the PRESENT. There is a saying:-

Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, but Today is a GIFT….That is why it is called the PRESENT…

Hope you like my post. I am eager to listen you views on the same. See u soon… 🙂

TO the ONE I miss….

To my beloved SISTER and a Friend….

   It was very nice to see you after such a long time. Do you believe that we had met after almost a year ? There was once a time we used to meet everyday in school. And now… time has parted us apart. Things have changed.. We both are in our 20s now. I don’t know if I have changed or if you have, but your place in my LIFE has been always SPECIAL and always will be.

   You always wanted to become a doctor… From the day our 10th class results were out, I knew.. I always knew.. But I tried convincing you to join engineering.. not because I wanted you to pursue it but I never wanted us apart for those two important years of my life. You were physically weak and I knew that it would be difficult for you to cope up with medical studies. But you proved me wrong.. And I am the happiest person for my defeat. Even though you had severe migraine problem, you fought it bravely and followed your passion… You lost a year due to this problem.. But you put yourself together and achieved your goal.. I heard about your admission in one of the best colleges in Pune. I was very happy that you got a college away from home. Even though you could have gotten the one near Home, but I think what happened, happened for the best. You needed that exposure to overcome your physical weakness. You have completed one year of your college now. And as I expected earlier, you were excelling there. At the same time, you were getting rid of migraine. What could have been better?

    It is said that we never value about a thing until we don’t have it anymore. I never realized your importance in my life till 10th class. Because I have missed you so much these 4 years. I remember you were admitted in a different school in 1st class but you joined the same school in which I was admitted. I remember each and every memory which you were a part of. Because you were the only person in that class of 50 students who knew me, who understood me, who cared about me. You always had a watch on me so that I should not do anything wrong. I never told about school at home but you were the one who made sure everything reached my parents. Frankly speaking, I never liked that thing about you…haha.. 🙂 But I realized its value later. You always wanted me on the right path. Remember those times when my notebooks were stolen just before my exams ? You were the one who dictated me each and every answer on phone ensuring I did my best not caring about your preparation. I know we didn’t talk much in class but honestly I always felt a support because of your presence.

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Feminism means….???

Dear men,

When you sit in a metro or a bus, I see how unwillingly you have to give up your seats just because a woman didn’t get one. No you don’t have to give me your seat because I know that you too are a human and you too get tired of standing and that although I have seats reserved for my gender, you don’t. Don’t worry, I can stand, just like you do, always. Equality is this for me.

When we go on a date, I’ll make sure the bill is split into two, equally. Your money does not come for free, nor does mine. You put in the same effort to earn those currencies like I do. So when we both are having the food, on what logic should you pay alone ? We’ll share. Equality is this for me.

When we are in a relationship, you are always expected to be loyal. And you do (except for a few). But our gender can cheat too right? We do break your hearts right? We too play with your feelings right? RIGHT. So when I ask you to be loyal, I’ll promise my loyalty to you as well. This is equality for me.

When we are amidst something really emotional, or when you are sad, I have seen you holding back your tears, or else you fear your masculinity will be questioned. No, not with me. I’ll give you my shoulder to cry on, just like you do, always, and at times, we’ll cry together. I won’t judge you. Since you are always asked to be more emotional, you must get the freedom to express your emotions freely. This is equality for me.

I won’t go around shouting for dominance, captioned as equality by posting half nudes and shaming you or even by abusing you or posing false allegations against you. I will accept the fact that my gender does commit mistakes and my gender is equally at fault as you are and that nowhere are we the victims alone. I won’t play the victim card and I won’t play the female card to get attention. I will work equally hard, just like you and compete with you and win by my own talents and then call it GODDAMN equality.

Yours lovingly
A True Feminist ❤️

(Taken from Facebook)

Even the BEST fall down sometimes ….

  I was recently asked by someone: ” How do you keep your game up every time ? Aren’t you afraid that you might fall one day ?” The question really made me think for a while. Am I really afraid ? From my early school days, I was a bright student and I was successful back then… The definition of success was very much limited that time.. Success was synonymous to performance in exam.. I rarely under-performed in my exams… The life was very simple back in childhood. No worries, no tension, no aspirations…

The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give !!!

   Success had become a habit for me; which was a good thing as I became a PERFECTIONIST but it also proved to be con for me.. Every time I didn’t get the results expected by me, I would become really sad and I always kept that in my mind. I never let that go. I still remember those times when I was not at the top of my game.. It was not that I was not putting my best out there… I wasn’t getting that joy, that satisfaction..

    Time passed by…. The definition of success was not limited to marks now.. Life was much harder.. Too many expectations, too many goals to achieve, too many failures.. I always wanted to do everything and excel in each of them.. Many of my well-wishers told me that I can’t… I never listened to them and always tried.. This attitude of mine showed its many after effects later on. I started to lose temper easily.. I started to go against the flow because things weren’t my way.. I spent all my energy in the friction caused.. Initially I was too much energetic and I fought for everything… But eventually, I started ignoring them but these failures always a left a mark on my mind… I started losing hope and confidence on my abilities.. Overall speaking, everything was going against my way..

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