Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Quotations.

Quotes are something that I live for right after Fantasies and Food. This has particularly been a very hard thing to do, to pick my 10 favourite quotations of all time. I'll try and keep it to 10 only. They never fail to inspire me. So I present to you- TOP TEN QUOTES ( in no particular order )


1. "It matters not how strait the gate or how charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul."
                                                                   - W.E HENLEY

2."We accept the love we think we deserve."
                                                                    - STEPHEN CHOBOSKY

3." A man is the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes."
                                                                    - M.K GANDHI

4." There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyages of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves or lose our ventures."
                                                                  - SHAKESPEARE

5. "The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - that you'd thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you've never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it's as if a hand has come out, and taken yours."
                                                                  - HECTOR

6."Just because I am losing doesn't mean I'm lost."
                                                                  - COLDPLAY

7. " For you, a thousand times over."
                                                                  - KHALED HOSSEINI

8. " Ideas, other people's, are merely weapons to keep us confined within our minds. Imagination, ours and only that, will tear us apart. The greatness of all lies in the originality of one."
                                                                   - RUSSELL AND WILDE

9."Judge a man by not how he treats his equals, but how be treats his inferiors."
                                                                    - JK ROWLING

10."My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations" 
                                                                    - JOHN GREEN

P.S- Do leave a comment of your favourite quote.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

From Napoleon to Aam Aadmi.

Once upon a time, a few centuries ago at the time of war, bloodshed and victories. When monarchy was at its heights and the commoners left with nothing. The time when revolutionaries were born and secret societies emerged. Yes that's the time I am talking about.
 My history lessons have left me wondering about revolutions and my new craze is for secret societies. They make me curious and I have done quite a bot of research in that aspect too.
From the Illuminatis to the Freemasons they all had a lot of things in common. They had a secret to protect and a purpose to fulfill. I believe that the reason they all chose to work secretively is that probably that helped them accomplish their purpose and make their moves efficiently.
As far as revolutionaries are concerned, these were a few men who represented the people's will and they fulfilled the wishes of these people. They brought back the lost glory of the land and restored power in people's hands.
There came a time in World History when the anarchy had to end and democracy to be born. People couldn't put up with the unreasonable taxation and feeble governance. And that's the core reason that sparked any revolution in history. So as far as the people are happy it's fine. These were times when the feeling of unity and nationalism was closely woven together. People united against the rulers and began to express their needs. Earlier this wasn't the case. They either feared the Kings or had blind faith in their power and wealth. But this wasn't for long that the Kings started exploiting their trust and belief. There came a time when people felt the need to think and express themselves. That's when the public forums were active. Newspapers, flyers and posters where everywhere. What we know of today as mass media/ communication was prevalent back then.
So what I have come to know that most of the revolutions were somehow instigated and ignited by these secret societies. And this really fascinates me. We might not have a revolution in the near future maybe because they'll all seem quite okay with their way of life. It still hasn't escalated to that level but we might me experience change at the much lower level. But revolution or not ,what I want to convey is that each one of us has a greater power within us. And more often we trigger this power only under very few circumstances of great impact. We have within us the power to think and explore. They say with time everything changes. But that's not quite true because this power to express within us might have changed manifestations but has never died. We constantly think and explore way to express our feelings and ideas. That is what makes human contact so special. We listen. We comment. We share.
What has really changed is that like earlier times we need not pull off a revolution to express our feelings and strive for change. Today we can hope for change and a lot of other things merely by using the social networking sites, starting a blog or by simply talking to people. You have a lot of opportunities. And the best thing is in this small step of yours, you can surely feel the spark of change. When you move people with your ideas and feelings they truly listen to you. You need not be a Napoleon Bonaparte of an Adolf Hitler to make people listen to you. You can just be you and express and spill all your ideals, feelings and the way you think and trust me you will be appreciated and welcomed. You need not be a 'Somebody' to express your thoughts you can be Anybody to do so.
Each one of us have a story to tell and we all look for those pieces of puzzle to build our story. It is important for you to take that big step and decide whether you wish to share your stories with the rest or otherwise. And this might not seem like a easy decision to make for most of us, to just let it all go and speak up for yourself. The fear of acceptance and failure haunts us all the time but when you finally do it you will realise that we are all more or less the same. It's okay to share and express these feelings. There is no embarrassment.
The reason why I connected this with history is to stress upon the importance and need for a change and in general to portray my fascination for secret societies. They exist even today plotting some conspiracy theory in the underground. I left that part to my imagination. Well, History has always rewarded people who have come forward to express their thoughts.
You can be a street vendor, a teacher, a doctor, a rickshaw puller, a teenager or a multi millionaire. No matter what and who you are, there comes a time in our lives when silence isn't golden any more. You need to get out there and tell people how you feel and no one else is going to do that for you. It a way you connect with people and that is true satisfaction.
So don't let anybody take away your freedom of speech and expression. Get out there think, express and spill it all out.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Welcome 2014

Dear Friend,
Yet another year passes by like the cold wind giving you a shiver up the spine. Finally when it all gets to you, the important moments are highlighted and the rest is just blur. Through the past year there were some significant memories the ones that left sizzling marks on us and the rest were not so, but nevertheless they'll all be fondly remembered. The time has come when Mother Earth has successfully completed one revolution. That's something to celebrate for.
With all the magic, dark matter, supernatural powers, fairy dust, Oreo cheesecake and a few drops of salty tears- 2013 has blended into some sort of weird drink but the good kinda weird. It was an amazing journey and with deep sorrow I must say that it has come to an end but only to make way for more craziness and fun.
2013 was mind blowing and fantastic at the same time it was heartbreaking because a lot of things changed and as much as it was all painful it sure did make us stronger and better. 2013, a year when we drifted apart but our bond is so strong that distance and time can't affect us. 2013, was a year of new beginnings and a few inevitable ends. A year of meeting new people and starting all over. A year full of everything which left us with nothing. 2013 had the perfect ratio of all things right from happiness to sadness. It was crazy and eventful. 2013 was the strong baby born from the miscalculations of the Mayan apocalypse. 2013 holds a very special place in my heart as it gave me something that I have always been looking for. It reminded me of who I am and what I can do. 2013, you surely left that scar on the pages of our diaries.
Well 2013, you snatched Mandela, Walker,Thatcher and a lot of other people. But hey we survived and we are here. So here's to another great year ahead. So come along with me let's ravish the last hours of 2013 like we fight for the last piece of chocolate cake... or pizza.
So here's to all the memories we made and the happiness of 2013 and here's to yet another year of absolute awesomeness.
I love you for being the radiant star of my 2013 and I love you more for standing by me in all those moments when I needed you the most. Thank you. May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you are wonderful, and don't forget to make some art- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year you surprise yourself. Hope you have a great year ahead.
Happy New Year. *hugs and kisses*
Love Always,
Gayathri Naga