Friday, 20 April 2018

You are not alone

The roughest waves test the mettle of the ship! It is true! And I completely agree!!!!

As humans we cannot be at our best always. Everyone is nice when you are jolly and happy, when you need no help and when everything is smooth. When you are at your lowest, the weakest, when you are screaming for care, attention and help, the ones who would be with you are the ones who really matter. This could be your friends, family....... anyone. The patience and love required during the toughest times set apart, these chosen few. That is when you realise who would be beside you when you fall. It no longer makes you scared of falling because you know that you have the right people around you to help you get up. Who would do anything to put a smile on your face and who would be the shoulders you can rest your head on when you are weary, tired and feeling hopeless. Now with jaundice and at home for 3 weeks, I am assured and confirmed of the ones to whom I matter..... My family. My real family and the ones who gladly accept me as their daughter/granddaughter. NO ONE ELSE!!!!!!!!!!......

From times when I did not get results in the lab to this sudden illness and now even through my slow stage of recovery, these have only been the ones who tirelessly prayed, provided for, helped, cared and kept inquiring. I thank my Lord for them.

I am not afraid to fall no-more!

#notafraid #realfriends #thanktheLordformyfamily

Saturday, 18 November 2017

I finally Understood! ( on a hilarious note)

You know I would always wonder why in the mess or canteen the amount of vegetable is always less๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ. Anything that is nutritious and worth giving is provided in a very low quantity whereas other normal stuff like rice (you can have as muccchhhhhh rice you want) is unlimited. Have you ever wondered why they know the exact quantity for particular veggie? How do they know that half a spoon is enough or a one fourth spoon? Even if you are an adult and deserve probably 3 spoonfuls of that veggie? HOW DO THEY KNOW?????๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ
The realisation hit me this morning as I was eating masala dosa๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… (a famously relished dish in south India). I mean I relish it too!!! They provided 2 dosas alright. But the amount of masala or mashed potatoes would probably suffice one fourth the amount of dosas I had taken๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’”. No point asking for more. The ones who serve know the exact amount down to the weight in grams for each as they scoop up the veggie from the big vessel and plop it onto our plates. Not a milligram more!!!!!!๐Ÿง
I believe they do it this way. Post kitchen work, they would probably take up 4-5 volunteers for breakfast or before any meal for that matter and give them a decreasing gradient of the veggie and check which one is just a little less than enough to finish the dosas. That is if you just touch the dosa piece you tore of against the veggie....๐Ÿง๐Ÿง just gentlyyyyyyyyy do it, else too much would stick to the dosa. In science you would call this normalization or setting up a standard. I normally do it for my protein or DNA/RNA work and hence I can understand this technique.
Once the portion has been decided, that is what is plopped onto your plate, and now you know why you get so little of the vegetable.๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Any other ideas why they do so????

Friday, 27 October 2017

You try, try and then you try some more..

Unlike heavenly beings, we mortals come with numerous faults. We are a package of shortcomings and imperfections. Some faults we try to rectify and overcome during our lifetime while the others, well, come under the category “This is me”. Most people would agree with me when I say that it is your limitations and weaknesses that differentiate you from others. What most confuse with is, that your strengths and achievements differentiate you. I don’t mean to sound negative but that is true. Let us think normally, take me for example, a complete control freak. I dislike when things are not in order and when what I plan does not happen. I probably get even more upset when people and not unavoidable circumstances alter my plan. I too, like you, tag it under “this is me”. Can I change this aspect of me? I don’t think so. Why? Because this is me!!!!!!

On the contrary if I work hard and I am able to achieve something is because of hard work.  It is because I chose to work hard and get what I want. Hard work is a virtue we acquire while being a control freak isn’t an acquired ethic. In the same way, some people are known by their laziness, their short temper, their attitude towards things and so on and so forth. All of these could be purely environmental but can you take the blame for everything wrong that is happening around you? NO!  Can you change yourself? NO! NOT AT ALL!! (At least I don’t think so).

I won’t stop here. But looking over at the other side of the leaf that you are, one can choose to overlook and let things slide. There is both the shiny and rugged side to you. I could also be wrong about the aforementioned thoughts. Maybe everything is molded based on the environment around you or maybe everything is hereditary or maybe a bit of both. But, at the end of the day why create troubles? Why worry yourself for no issue at all. Why go through all this every day. Just mind your own business!!!

The process of trying is not something that comes over night. You have to be patient, very patient in holding on to that series of trials that would redeem you of endless worries rather than falling in an everyday pool of pain and agony. Maybe you are very sensitive. Just hold on, try again, and try once again..... and if it forces to change you too much for the worse.... let go.

#lettinggo #try #pain

Thursday, 12 October 2017

The Notices that go unnoticed

We often come across signs on boards, newspapers and even walls in India. For that matter, over 50 percent of these signs would be either grammatically wrong (I am trying to imagine the plight of the poor fellow who in his desperation and mental agony had overlooked grammar๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…) or wrong in spelling. We all survive because of the other half of the correct signboards๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿง. I shall give examples of a few instances here.
So, every Sunday, my church trip to Secunderabad takes me on a 45 minute long bus trip. And this one place that I pass by has this phrase written on the walls at least 6 times. The phrase goes like this, “Don’t pass urine strictly”๐Ÿค”. I understood the first three words... but “strictly”... seriously...”strictly”???๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” I don’t pretend to be one of high communication skills because I am not. But, how strict can one be???๐Ÿค” But some things as basic as this can lighten up your day. Reminiscing this is already making me laugh again. How many times did I repeat this phrase to myself and imagine...“strictly”???? ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
Another example is, a notice stuck on the door outside the computer lab. It goes like so, “DON’T keep valuables, mobiles, purses and laptops”. In the 21st century, rarely would you find a college students carrying books. Because e-books and pdfs are the “new’’ thing๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. So, the purpose of a bag reduces to keeping all the rest of the non-digital stuff in it๐Ÿ˜‰. On entering the computer laboratory in one of the department is when I found this sign on the door. This made me wonder, why do we carry a bag๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”? We carry a bag to keep our items. What’s the point of carrying a bag when you have to carry everything in your hand๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”? So, if you had to enter the computer lab and leave the bag outside, one would just take the essentials and proceed into the laboratory, but well... not so in this one. You might as well empty the bag of its contents and leave the bag outside on the rack!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜....Anyway.... pardoning all offences and delighting in all mistakes. That is what erring humans like me do bhai!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ
Any crazy stuff you have seen on notice boards that make you laugh out loud ๐Ÿคญ?