Taktsang Lakhang : When I looked at this monastery built on a cliff, it felt like the world was unreal and that this structure was a piece of fiction.
After a hike and seeing it for real, I know it exists for real.
BOMBAY LOVE CONTINUES !!
I have had a real hard time in last two weeks, specially from the last Friday which went by 😑 I started with my college for masters 2 weeks back and instead of taking up hostel I decided to be a day scholar since I am a localite (Sindhigiri 😜 being frugal or you can say bhaut tight haath hai mera) and I have been travelling from Kandivali to Vidyavihar & back home every day. I knew things wouldn't be easy because daily travelling is a pain in ass but I somehow convinced myself to do this. This could have been the best and wisest decision for someone if we could take the clock 30 years back but present day it is no less than a nightmare. I spend 3-4 hrs in daily commute which ideally should have been a lil less than 2 hrs. .
I am in love with Bombay and not with present day Mumbai. Bombay was something which came up really well and was well thought but Mumbai is something which grew like a wild mushroom, it just found a space and it kept spreading all over with no planing no idea whatsoever. Present day infrastructure in Mumbai is too less to cater a population of about 18.8 million on paper. 2 days of rain and the whole of Mumbai infrastructure comes down crashing and the city is annihilated, it feels sad that city of dreams sometimes make you feel bad about being here. I know I rant a lot but I can't help myself or refrain myself from doing so. I wish things were the way we wished for but life isn't always the way you want it to be. Having said all this I will just want to add a point if the government isn't working, we can change the government but have we ever thought of changing ourselves for good? Try bring in discipline wherever possible you will see your city grow for good 😁
While many wished and brought cards for him on Teacher's day, he had picked 'Valentine's Day' to enjoy meals and big gatherings with all his students.
Two months in advance he would start to make greeting cards for all his students. Like everything else, Sanjay Bhaiya would make sure that he gave a personal touch to all the cards. He would make hundreds of hand written cards to be given away with other goodies on V-day.
This was his way of celebrating 'love day' with people he held dear and wish them luck for upcoming final exams in March.
I have all the 14 V-day cards with me that say "Dear Chatpati Cheena..you are special to me"
चलो चलें क्या वही पुराने सफ़र में
जब भोर तक बात होती थी रात की शांति में बस एक आवाज़ होती थी
हँसते थे दो जिस्म और ख़ुशी वक़्त को होती थी
समय की हेर फेर से नींद पूरी होती थी
काली रातें भी रंगीन होती थी चाँद की चाँदनी भी दोनो के देख के सोती थी कुछ पल ही जीने की ही तो बात है उन पाँच दिन के बदले सारी उम्र क़ुर्बान है
पुरानी गाड़ियाँ काश पुराने वक़्त में भी ले जाती तो उसके लिए ख़ुशियाँ थोड़ी हमारे हिस्से में भी आती ।
दुनिया में आए हो तो लव करलो एक्सडी ।