Category Archives: Happiness

A Day to Life Post- 102!

India is in the mode of celebrating its biggest festival of the year, Diwali.. This year it will be celebrated on the 11th of November.. It’s the Festival of Lights and wherever you go you will see everything is lit up around here.. It’s amazing ! The market street near my house is already lit beautifully and so is my house.. We put lights on our windows.. I have always liked celebrating Diwali.. I don’t burst crackers but just the whole idea of wearing traditional clothes and getting dressed up is what I enjoy.. On 11th we will have a small puja at home.. We even light small diyas (oil lamps made of clay) for atleast 5 days during this festival.. Starting from two days before the main Diwali till two days after Diwali. We keep these oil lamps outside our house too, right at the entrance.. It is considered as auspicious.. 

I will be sharing a picture of the entire market that’s lit near my house.. People from all parts of the city come here only to see these lights. 

The entire market street lit for Diwali 

   
A mall near my house decorated too..

 
Have an amazing weekend all ! 

Happy Diwali in advance ! 

Wander Ants!

Hello everyone.. I am taking this opportunity to share the new of the start of my travel company called WanderAnts, which will provide its client with customised packages and end to end travel experience.. We are based out of Mumbai.. So, dont forget to get in touch with us to plan your next holiday! We will be happy and delighted to help you all!

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Thank you all!

Have a great week!

A Day to Life Post- 100!

100! Yippee! I have written more than 100 posts but under the subject of “A Day to Life Post” just completed 100 posts.. Yay!
I just want to wish everyone a Happy Halloween and an amazing weekend.

Happy Halloween

Wander Ants is the name of my travel company and currently I am working on the website..
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Happy Halloween once again all! 🙂

A Day to Life Post- 96!

This entire week has been crazy.. My niece and her parents (my brother and his wife) have moved to their own house 2 days back and so has Ganeshji. Yes, since most of us know we here in Mumbai are celebrating the most loved festival, Ganesh Chathurthi that started from September 17 and it’s still going on. It is a festival celebrated in the honour of elephant God, Ganesha. During this time, we bring idols of Ganesha at home and worship Him. My family has been celebrating this festival for around 15 years now, and this year was way too special to us due to Shaira. At my place we bring Him for 5 days, and then on the 5th day immerse Him in the sea. The festival goes on for 11 days. All over Mumbai people have Him for different days, some might keep for 1 and a half day or 3 days or 5 days or 7days and finally for 11days. This time we had more guests than the previous year, which was amazing.. They all came to seek His blessings.
Lord Ganesha is considered as the God of power and wisdom. There are various stories associated that show how cleverly and coolly he used to deal with complicated matters.
We brought Him home on the 16th night, and on 21st was the immersion. These 5 days were filled with awesome food, lots of guests, fun, laughter, sweets and not to forget feeling blessed.
Since couple of years in Mumbai, we have now started having these artificial ponds, which are eco friendly and do not harm any marine life. Such ponds are ideal for idols that are brought at home because these idols are small, maybe not more than 3-4 feet. Our idol was 2.5 feet this year. The big idols, like 10 feet have to immerse them in the sea. But still these ponds have been a blessing, we have been going there since 3 years now, it’s hassle free, best part is that we know we aren’t hearing the marine life. I remember one year when we used to go to the beach to immerse the idol, there were way too many idols that were on the shore of the sea, and in a devastated state. Some didnt have hands, or head or a leg. It was really sad to see them in this state. We worship Him for so many days and in the end to see them like this was way too upsetting. So now we prefer the artificial ponds.
This year our idol was of red in colour and lots of diamond, pearl and coloured stones work. We offer Him food, fruits and sweets. Even the guests coming to seek His blessing offer either fruits or sweets or money. I would get fresh flower garland everyday. I am just sharing few pictures of Ganesha.

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These pictures were clicked on my phone, hope it’s clear enough. Thank you all!

A Day to Life Post- 94!

Hello everyone, I just realised that it’s been a month since I posted my last blog. I must say that I didn’t realise that it’s been so long, days are flying super fast. I was worked up with many things, but the one thing that has affected me the most is someone’s behaviour towards me. Once again I gave my ex the opportunity to take me for granted and play with my emotions, I dont understand why I keep doing that to myself. I also dont understand how can someone behave so bad especially with a person who was once very close to you. If he really loved me like he used to say 3 years back, then he wouldn’t have hurt me so many times. What he doesn’t understand is that in this whole situation, he is only gaining bad karma, because honey, what goes around, comes around. You need to understand that. It’s sad that he doesnt.
I believe in one thing, karma is the sweetest revenge!

Recently I realised a big human revolution in me, a big change in myself. In Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, every person has 10 worlds in them, right from anger, hell, animality, hunger, humanity, rapture, learning, realisation, boddhisatva and buddhahood.. And when we chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, we can tap on our buddhahood. So, recently I realised that the life state of anger and hunger has vanished from my life. I dont feel angry at all no matter what the opposite person does, no matter how bad the other person is towards me. For e.g my ex, inspite of his behaviour towards me I dont feel angry. I have now started sympathising on the opposite person’s life state. I feel that there’s no point on getting angry because they are in one of the lower state of life. All I feel is sympathy on their life. Also, I am not hungry for many things in life, I am content with what I have. Yes, I want to achieve many things in life, but nothing excites me anymore. I am not hungry, yes I want few things in life but I am not greedy. There’s a thin line between hunger and greed, the day you realise that, I think one will start seeing the world in a different way.

I have become centred in life too. Since you all know that I go for yoga classes, not to become a teacher but just for workouts. In April my present instructor was on a 3 week leave and in place of her there was another lady instructor who has been practising yoga for over 25 years. I know, that’s a really long time. Before every yoga class, she and myself would end up talking alot and she shared alot of meditation techniques. She used to tell us to pay attention to our body in each and every asana. And I started doing that, also I started practising at home on the days when I didn’t have my class. It helped me to get closer to myself, get closer to the inner me. And also centre myself, which is a very good thing. Now, yoga has become a part of my life like chanting.

Last week, it hit me that I dont like the city life anymore. I like my space, the quietness, calmness and peace around me. I have also been missing my trip to Goa which I went with my ex last year. I had a wonderful time. If he would have respected me what I deserved this time, I was thinking of going there once with him. But I dont think it’s meant to be.

Have an amazing week everyone and a wonderful weekend!

A Day to Life Post- 93! 

Lately, I have been feeling a bit lonely all over again.. I miss being in the woods, I miss my trip spent at the most beautiful place with the most amazing person.. I miss talking a lot, I miss finding myself, I miss the laughter, I miss the happiness. I miss it.. I miss each and everything about it.. I wish I had never come back.. I wish the trip had never got over.. But sadly it did.

Today again I’m sharing a poem, something that I feel.

Whenever the clouds of sadness came over,
When tears filled up my eyelids,
When the scars of the wounds didnt heal,
When I could see no light..
When my lonely heart had no one beside,
And when the shadow of the sorrow waved in..
I told my heart,
Why do you cry ?
It happens with everyone.
So, why do you cry ?
Don’t give up hope,
Because there’s always a light at the end of a dark tunnel..
So, why do you cry ?
Why do you cry ?

Have an amazing weekday ! And belated Happy 4th of July everyone!

A Day to Life Post- 92!

July is already here, cant believe 6 months of 2015 have already passed. There’s just a small poem that is running in my head and thought of sharing it with you all.. It’s just something I feel everyday..

Sometimes I am happy sometimes I weep,
But a new day breaks after a dark night’s sleep.
What you & I sow is what we shall reap,
The finale is with the earthly creep.
It doesn’t matter how hard life can get,
What matters is I will win in the end.
Because that’s a promise I made to myself.

If you love something, love it completely,
Cherish it.
But most importantly, show it.
Because something that is there one day,
It might not be the next.
Never take that for granted.
So, say what you need to say,
Then say a little more,
Say too much,
Show too much,
And love too much.
Because that’s a promise I made to myself.

Wishing everyone an amazing week and a great weekend well in advance. 🙂

Happy Birthday to Me!! 

Finally I celebrated my birthday last night, June 18th with few of my friends. I brought in my birthday with my family by cutting 2 cakes at home on June 17th midnight. It was a quite one this time, we went to a new place where they have their own brewing beers. The best part being the non stop rains since 2 days. Yes, it has been pouring like cats and dogs in Mumbai since 18th early morning and hasn’t stopped yet. So, it was very sweet of my friends to actually come and celebrate my birthday with me inspite of the rains. 

Well, just sharing a picture of mine with you all. And I’m hoping that this birthday brings me all the happiness and the luck that I need in life.