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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 one.
The perks like most of us
know, is having an unprecedented power, ( used to-be) 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 friends who are 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 s/he undergoes to be one.
I would put my take on this and
share with you all my thoughts on how & what is a life of an IPS.
Studying is just a part of it.
The civil services examinations are considered not only the toughest in Indian
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 am usually 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.
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 Kodaikanal …
Every night when she tried to sleep, she thought of the 'what if's' in her life that lead to the 'what about's'..
What if tomorrow or the next moment she was dead..
What about the dreams and aspirations she wanted to fulfill..
What about the loved ones she fought an hour back..
What about her 'would be' husband and kids..
What about the life she ever imagined..
What about making it big..
What about the home for homeless cause she wanted to build all around..
What about the heartbreaks she went..
What about the travel she is yet to set foot upon..
What about the many thanks & apologies she owes to people..
What about her sweet kitten- Mando..
What about her family & friends..
As she was watching her favorite sitcom series she realized that one day she will not be around & yet there is so much to do. What she also thought was the time gone by, all these years, she was just basically waking up and sleeping down. In between, it was all air.