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Flying in the air by the light of the moon
Lights are always bright . Not sure if some famous
motivational artist said so but I believe for sure. The very sight of beaming and shining lights
just changes the aura around you and lightens you up. No wonder , in a country
like India even before the Diwali festivities start the pre-festive seasons
This is just a run up to the festival of lights . What it
also does is it gears people and households to prepare well in advance for the
festivities to start.
And then , suddenly everything is glowing . Light installations
to colorful flower arrangement to candles shining bright and a new add-on paper
lanterns just make the entire air so very positive .
Yesterday , I was invite to a private party for Vijaya
Dashami celebrations . While as I kid ,
purchasing a ‘dhanush ‘ or a ‘talwar’ seemed so much fun , now it’s just good
to see Ravana and the crackers cracking with a little less noise and little
less pollution . Besides the interesting food and drinks which were on offer ,
one thing which caught my attention were
the – paper lanterns .
Also called and known as sky lanterns these are small hot air balloons made of paper, with an opening at the
bottom where a small fire is suspended.
Besides having an array of shapes and designs the colors of the paper
are what makes these a beautiful sight . Not to forget the fire within .
River Lantern Festival
I could see people of all age groups jumping with joy ,
looking high up in the sky as the lanterns flew by. It was a beautiful sight when suddenly you
have 15-20 sky candles or fire
balloons all lit up in the air making a beautiful sight. It just made me stand
still to see how beautiful and pure such simple things in life can be.
effect aside these are the moments which one should cherish .
What these also made me think and connect was ,these are also
like us , as humans , people.
If you have
a fire within of doing something big, great it won’t matter what kind of
circumstances are around you. Just like the small candle lights out any paper
from black to white or colored the fire
will burn and it will illuminate and make the surrounding look so much more
interesting. No matter how bad or tough
the circumstances are you have the power to shine and shine on and spread the
light around you .
What’s more is that people being people were actually writing
‘wishes’ on the lantern inspired from the famous Pingxi District in New Taipei
City of Taiwan which holds an annual Lantern Festival .
And like they say , play by the light of the moon .
You may think its the power and the pride that comes with the post which an IPS officer holds or some of you may say its the
sheer status the word IPS reflects upon . The perks like most of us
know , is having an unprecedented power , a lal-batti , a huge team which does
' Jai Hind ' and a whole lot of a new world .
Given, I have had a good fortune
to be in a family of IPS and know and understand from them what is it being an
IPS officer most of the above mentioned movies or may be the image we tend paint
in our minds is very different from what actually is an IPS officer and what
all does he undergoes to be one.
I would put my take on this and
share with you all my thoughts on what is a life of an IPS .
Studying is just a part of it .
The civil services examination is considered not only the toughest in Indian
competitive examination scenarios but also one o…
There is something about rains and open spaces that make me a little more than hilarious . And not only me , couple of others as well .
Today , rains in Delhi bought back the festive cheer killing the week long SMOG clouding all around Delhi / NCR . As I up for an early morning catch-up breakfast with a few special folks , we decided let's step out and drive away to a place far from the traffic snarls yet has a festive cheer .
The thought came to go to Kodaikanal . While you may think I am crazy and my rest of the gang mad but then this is how life should be - unplanned , unbiased and unimaginable yet positive .
Known world over as the princess of hill stations this place has made me fall in love all over again . My first thought on reaching here was , this can't be in India . This has to be a foreign location. Pristine surrounding , lovely people to talk to and spend time with and not to forget the bicycles that can be rented to take a ride or two around the famous Kodaikan…
Everytime I travel, I look forward to meeting new people. New places as well can be explored but what is home without humans!? Off late, besides the flights getting delayed, I like to reach the airport ahead of my scheduled departure timing & sit around in the lounge & read or chit-chat. Works for me. Last week was fun & yet a bit hectic. During one of my lounge visits I hosted a dear friend ( though exactly for 15 minutes ) for a small #CoffeewithKaran session & off he had to go. In those 15 minutes we spoke in true blue corporate styles. First 5 minutes updates from him and I sipped my hot chocolate and then the next 5 minutes updates from my side. The remaining 5 minutes were spent on discussing ' better than before' . During my flight I met an amazing doctoral student or a fellowship candidate as she likes to be described. She was pursing her close 4 years doctor fellowship from a premium institute and such was her focus that she decided not to get married …