The Jog

The day started with birds chirping around and with a warm ray of light sneaking through the window. I was getting ready for the early morning jog and there in the bench I saw her waiting for someone. She was all dressed up in the jog-suit and a good pair of sport shoes. I passed by and heard her calling, hey, let’s jog!?

So you usually get up this early or was it today that the weather is okay and you felt like starting? No, she said. She said, amidst the past conversation (reference: my earlier blogpost, ‘being one’) of glittering stars and a cozy blanket, I thought of joining the very next day to see the sunrise and share a common smile. Passed a smile at the same time for the thoughts and words she had said.

Inside me, you and all of us, there is a kid who wants to play to the fullest and being loved at the same time, I shared. She responded positively and added if the kid wants to explore more, touch the smiles, touch the emotions, touch the heart(s) of people a specific set of values and connect should be there, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. I agreed. You, me and everyone always want to explore to the fullest with the help of the kid inside us and should wear a true warm smile for everyone and for everything. The conversation went on and on discussing life and what do you actually seek? ( More from my posts, ‘what do you seek’) Is it true love, true feelings, true emotions, empathy, loyalty or behaviour? If the answer is ‘yes’ to all of these then one must go with the right person leaving all superficial words and dancing to the whims of some other fact which is engrossed as a fact in our heart, she said.

Yes, that’s life and the way you should deal with it. Happiness comes from within and when you have some set of values which shouldn’t be torn under any circumstances. Finding your own happiness and playing with your own child (here, happiness for me) will make you the creator of your own sunrise and we’ll jog together! 😊

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Flowing thoughts

I started my morning with a sip of tea and fresh air amidst the woods, greeting the birds, meeting fellow morning walkers, dogs and cats. There is a sense of belonging when you are immersed with such a surrounding and flow of thoughts.

I saw one of the dogs following me throughout my run. I sat down asking him whether he wanted something but he was constantly looking at me with some hope or sense of care and love. It reminded me of ourselves when we think of a very special person for holding hands and sitting near the cliff discussing everything and then we are left alone. Somewhere or the other it’s lost. Sometimes, being with a person who needs you the most, dreamt of you the most for many things, promised you everything, gave his/her heart in your hands, is the person you should be with irrespective of whatever things happen, at the end of the day s/he is ‘yours’ and only ‘yours’. In general, for a better and fruitful friendship/love/relationship in every phase, as seen, experienced and also heard from others, the five repeating words, loyalty, non-cheating, not being altruistic, staying truthful and non-betraying behaviour comes everytime and is truly accepted and loved in the sense of soul satisfaction but if you find/think any of these ‘not’ existing or any opposites then talk about it; if you get a negation, just let them think themselves these questions, maybe in seclusion, that, are they actually good as a ‘person’ first to do all of these, just for a mere change/altruism/some modern behaviour? Does the inner soul with which they once loved, maybe, gives them freedom to treat the emotions of other person like this?

Once a behaviour of leaving others like this, is always a behaviour. If one ever loved/considered you as a life partner at the first place, they wouldn’t consider you as a stranger at the first place. Did they ever loved you? Believe in yourself and pour more and more positive thoughts in you. You are very good and a true person. There are very less persons out here in the planet who actually put up so much for you, don’t ever leave ’em because of any reasons. Remember, if you truly care/love a person, their mistakes never ever change your feelings, it’s only the mind which gets angry and forces decisions but your heart always care and loves. Discuss and discuss for a solution. Things can be worked out well and with happiness and we should forgive.

Similarly, ‘we’ in the nature should think more and more about protecting the trees and animals they also have feelings and emotions. We should keep our environment clean so as to pour and get fresh air, clean surroundings, more happiness to everyone.

I believe, each one of us should go for a morning walk to keep himself or herself fit and active as getting up early morning not only triggers your neural net inside your mind for the rest of the day but also fills you with immense energy to carry out other tasks wearing a warm smile. These morning air not only fills you with positivity but also nourishes your cells throughout.

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The Journey

As soon as the alarm bell rang at around 4.30 am – I got a quick shiver that I had to rush to school with my colleague. I did all my morning stuffs and got ready and it was already 5.10 am in the morning.

I had a feeling that I could be a bit late. But, I had the positive hope that I will reach on time – but had a fear that “whether I could get any bus to Tehri from Chamba or not?” – this morning.

Yes, it was my fear which turned into reality. I left my place around 5.50 am in the morning and waited for a cab/bus anything which could drive me to the destination place. I saw some sumo’s in the queue but No, they weren’t waiting for me! They were waiting for other passengers to fill in and they would then start. What a good experience that was!

I sat in a sumo and it was nearly filled but who knew that the driver says – “bhaiya aap kisi aur sumo mein beth jao, yahan book ha sawari court ki!! “ ( Brother, you please sit in some other cab, we are already full for some other destination) 

I was all irritated. Now I sat in the bus – a direct bus to Baurari (a quiet place near Tehri). There were only 3 passengers in the bus excluding me and I was assured that the bus would leave on time, i.e. after some minutes – but that was a good lie. It took some 30 minutes to fill up and then the bus would leave for Baurari. What a travel it was!

I met my fellow colleagues in Baurari and we all left for Tipri Village in some other bus. The bus journey to Tipri Village was a bit tiring as I wasn’t able to fit my legs in the back seat due to non-availability of seats – a heavily crowded bus.

We reached Tipri Gaon in near about 30 minutes and now we had a one kilometer walk to reach our school. We reached The Primary School. Like I said earlier, this school also greeted us with open hands and the teachers here were again welcoming.

Interaction with children:

Children’s here were very active. They greeted us with the window saying Good Morning Sir! They were happy to see us but at the same time they were in the dilemma that what would they teach? Or what What would they do with us? – As I could figure that out.

I began interacting with them and also asked their names they were only few in number i.e. 8.

I started with names and also asked what is the difference between sugar and namkeen (salty snacks)?! I literally heard many differences. They said sugar is sweet and namkeen (salty snacks) is salty. But again my question was why sweet is not salty and why salt is not sweet? They said because sweet is only sweet and salt is only salt – which is a concluded answer out of no clue. One child replied by saying sweets are only in sweet shop and namkeen’s are only in Haldirams (a famous shop for Salty Snacks). So, that was an another answer to the question asked by them.

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