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Neemrana & the big city
It was a beautiful new year’s eve .
What made it beautiful was not that the year was ending, after all the date
change happens every day and so does the time which changes every second.It was something more.
As I stepped out of the ‘mahal
‘(that’s what they call rooms in- here) I truly felt elevated. It was the sheer
feel of being in Rajasthan and being amidst peace where life moves at a pace
defined by the people who stay here.
Believe me, you would want to stay here forever not because you are
staying in a palace but you are in a surrounding where you feel at peace with
As I happen to sip an early morning
tea (though I am a coffee person) I was joined by Elena . She happens to be a globe-trotter and loves
capturing the ‘speed’ of cities as she says.Together we decided to head out for
an early walk . As we scrolled through the village we realized that even before
the start it came to an end and we ended up thinking how easy life would be if
everything would be so simple and only need based .
People here have one ambition - to
be happy . They don’t want to run after money , power or what we big ‘city’
folks call as – ambition . Here , they
want to have a family , a wife who is loving and caring and a kid or two , may
be who bring the ‘ noise’ in the small home. Men, usually have small land
piece/s that they work in through the day and earn a living. At end of the day the entire family gathers
around a small stove or a ‘chulla’ , sit
on the ground and everyone shares a meal and enjoy a blissful night’s sleep.
Imagine this in contrast to what
some of us big ‘city’ folks tend to do or are usually doing . We step out early to chase our dreams ( as we
would like to call ) , step in late evening at our PG accommodation ( or homes
, as our family calls them ) and then
again get wired to the already wireless devices . Did you find an iota of peace or happiness in
all of this ? The answer is something we
all know. And we all are aware deep down
within . That’s one of the reason why we big’city’ guys take breaks , one of
the good things that we still try to do.
As Elena said, it’s not important to
have a profile that speaks volumes of you. Its important to have a life that lets
you live and live freely and speaks about you. My FACEBOOK page is LIVE now . Click here
Often in life , whenever we have free time , we actually end up wasting it . And once , wasted we think we never really get 'free time ' these days.
We all are the same . Genuinely , by working hard on myself , I try whenever I have so called 'free time ' I take look at things / people / surroundings / nature , around us.
And it's in these I find and learn so many small things and stories . You know at certain places of high altitude you can actually see a star -studded sky . What's more . You can see ' shooting stars' .
I remember way back in my engineering college days , we used to wake up till late ( not necessary closing our engineering drawing projects , but to find a shooting star ) and we did , a couple of times.
The open space ( since the campus was close 100 acres ) far from the city , used to be an easy sight.
It was a sight so beautiful . You see and want to capture it but its long gone even before you can blink. Science says they are jus…
I always appreciate places and people where both vibe and sync in , with each other . More so , when in today's day and age you have new places mushrooming every nook and corner and at the same place shutting down.
Whenever I am visiting a place which I am 100% sure that I'll review , I love to do my reading / background check , if you call so as to better understand the 'brains' behind the venture and see how does the entire ecosystem works henceforth.
: Did you know:
The beehive's internal structure is a densely packed group of hexagonal cells made of beeswax, called a honeycomb.
: Hive :
The hexagonal beehive motif, used extensively in the decor of the restaurant, represents community bonding.
Hive Kitchen & Bar seeks to actively promote such a way of life with food promotions, regular musical recitals and performances, giving its diners and visitors to the bar something more to come together for.
After all , like we say , dine-in ; in a group an…
This may be easy to relate like other things in life but hard to implement like many things in life. On one of my recent visits to Shimla ( yes, I do visit this place when I am not in Jaipur ) I came across a beautiful couple whom I have been seeing for years now but never really got a chance to meet or know them . Shimla as we know is crowded so Mashobra is the place for people like me who appreciate serenity . They live in this beautiful area atop a hill with a home ( I am not allowed to call a house ) designed and done beautifully by the two of them . You meet them ( though they don’t like to be discussed or talked about and prefer living peacefully ) and you will know what it takes to be in a relationship , be married , raise kids and more importantly be with that one person all throughout thick and thin and yet everything stays afresh . Whenever I used to go to Mashobra all we did was to exchange some smiles and hand waving . Bad on my part , I never even said a hello or a go…