Pursuit

If you live in India or have ever traveled to India in the second decade of 21st century, you would have found a lot of places having fancy street foods, specially, in the metropolitan cities like, New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

If you exclude the posh areas of New Delhi and NCR(National Capital Region), and then walk on a very normal street/roads which connects welfare housing societies, you are likely to easily spot the following roadside options like, Ice-Cream tricycles, Open roof stalls of Sugarcane Juice, roasted corn and maybe the push-truck(thela) tickiwala(also called, Chaatwala).

An addition to this group is the roadside “Gol-Gappe”(also called PaniPuri). Now, what’s PaniPuri? It consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water (known as imli pani), tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion or chickpeas. The complete setup on which Gol-Gappe, Pani and other spices are placed is very easy to carry and move, and also can be quickly placed anywhere and can start selling it back. Now you are thinking, why I am writing about all this stuff? Here’s why.

Every evening when I am traveling back home from work, in the last part of the transit I have to make a 20 minutes walk to get to my apartment. In these 20 minutes, starting from getting down from the auto, finding the Panwari(guy who sells Paan, which is made up of betel leaf with areca nut) and cigarettes(which is sold more than the paan these days), interestingly, his wife also sits during late hours to keep the business up. Some 200 steps ahead, I find the Ice-Cream tricycles from Vadilal, Kwality Walls, Creambell and newly famous Havmor, which is expensive to my pocket. 😛

After 5 minutes, I find a little boy selling Gol-Gappe at the corner of the right turn of the road. I walk towards him, and ask for the rates. He replies, “4 pieces for 10 bucks”. I said, “Can I have it?”, he offers me a dona(which is a paper bowl). The Panipuri tasted amazing!! 😀

Yesterday evening, I left early from work and while getting back home, I met the boy again. He is 3/4 of my height, considering I am not tall, so he looks short. He should be around 10-12 years of age. I asked him, “What’s your name?”. He replies with a smile, “Vansh Gupta”. I asked him if he goes to school, he replies “Yes, I go to school”. With a thought on how he gets time to study, I asked “When you study or do your homework?”, he says “during night, after having dinner”.

I asked him if I can take his picture which I will share on internet with my writing. He shakes his head with a smile. 🙂 I said “Okay, can I take picture of your setup?” And he says “Yes” this time. I also checked with him, “So, where are you from and who else are you in your family?”, to which he replies, “I am Mirzapur(in Uttar Pradesh), and here I have my father and brother who also sell Gol-Gappe, whereas my mother lives in hometown(Mirzapur)”.

He has friends of same age. They also sell Gol-Gappe. One is Rajkumar and another is Komal. I have ate Panipuri from them too. 🙂 Komal is the smart one, like a leader among these boys. I think he likes momos because I have found him eating momos a couple of times. Whereas, Vansh is the good-looking one. But they all are very simple and happy going boys. 🙂

At the age of 12, helping family to earn enough so as to get one time meal is really unbelievably appreciable. Just think about the sacrifices they have been making, like missing their mother, not playing outside in evening so that they help their father and surely not able to spend enough time to learn and study so that in future they don’t need to sell Panipuri.

The least you can offer is a Smile 🙂 to them, do not see them as someone lesser than you and just be good and motivate everyone around you. Life is not easy for everyone.

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All I Want

When you said your last goodbye,
I died a little bit inside..
I lay in tears in bed all night,
Alone without you by my side.. ❤

So, my friend shared the song link and added that the song lyrics really bring some back flashes to him. To me, it is really a nice song and lyrically amazing. Hope the post finds you smiling.. 🙂

Listen to the music from the album, In a perfect world –
Kodaline – All I Want (Part 1) – YouTube

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Asudden

And then suddenly,
the tears escaped from her eyes,
like pain running down her cheeks.. 😥

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Stumble

And then,

Chocolates and Cigarettes
became her new friends. 😐

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Blind Love

How often we have heard this phrase, “Love is blind”?

In a group of friends, we had a lot of jokes on this expression. Since many of the lads have never been in a relation, so when they see a decent guy with a girl who is beautiful, they say “Love is blind”. 😀

For me,
Love is blind, when we don’t care how a person looks or how annoying they are, all we do is Love them unconditionally. 🙂

Here is a small story I came across,
Few days back in a cold foggy morning, I saw two people sitting next to each other outside the center court of the coffee halt. They look just like some other girl and a boy on this planet. But there was one uncommon thing in those two people sitting together. They were constantly facing towards the bushes, with one hand together. 🙂 They never faced each other.

The air floating around had some good content of water molecules which turned everyone’s breathe to fog. And just like a little kid, I was enjoying my winter smoking that way. 😛 The place was quiet & I was looking in the same direction where those two people were looking at and waiting for my cup of coffee to come, all of a sudden I heard, “I Love You” from the boy. Within seconds I heard, “I too” from the girl. ❤ That brought a smile to me. 🙂

Just then my coffee arrived and I was still smiling. Serving the coffee the server asked me, “What’s special sir?”. I replied, “Good to hear the word Love in this cold morning”. He saw me looking into that direction and replied, “They cannot see each other, they are blind. Sir” and he walked back to court.

I still had a smile but with a thought on what love really is! It is not looks, it is a feeling which you never had before. It is a feeling for one another.

On that very day, I realized the true meaning of “Love is blind”. 🙂

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A Monday

It’s Monday and we all know it is a totally different day, for many of us the first 5 days after the weekend are always the hardest. 😀 😉

‘Mon’ in Monday is a french word for ‘mine’ 🙂 Now, it sounds like a my day and much promising.

It’s Monday and it is not just another day as..

A happy couple might have got married today. ❤
Someone might have had their first kiss today.
Someone might have found out they were officially cancer free today. 🙂 🙂
Someone might have finally finished their debut novel today.
Lots of interesting thing might have happened today. 😉

Smile because it is a beautiful day today.. 🙂

Valentine’s Week

It all starts with a rose, then with a propose, addition of some sweetness with the chocolates, a soft cuddle from the teddy to some of the big promises. A hug, a kiss and then comes the ‘Valentine’s Day’.

February 14th, many people are just waiting for this day to arrive so that they can express themselves and win heart of the other person they love. 🙂 For many it’s a day which makes their relationships to bond more powerfully.

Valentine’s week is always special, It’s an opportunity which eases you to express your feelings for someone you always want to be with. I think each day is a valentine day when you see your loved ones, but this week is slightly more powerful with a different fragrance in the air. ❤

I hope the person with whom you wish to celebrate this week with a dream of them in your life comes true. I wish that person will make you to be the most ‘you’ that you can possibly be. 🙂

It’s going to be a different valentine’s week for me! But I hope it will be an amazing week which will build a great relationship for you. I also want this week to be more happening for those who celebrate the valentine day as a ‘forever alone day’. 😛

So, It’s time to say everything you feel for that someone special, say it before it’s too late. Spread love, happiness and care about others feelings.

Happy February 14th 🙂