Monday, October 31, 2011

“Mein aur meri tanhayi” – Cooking was something I did not QUIT

I shifted to the new home in Ernakulam few months ago. Silent walls, clean furniture, modern kitchen, big hall, brilliant antiques that resemble the art during the Mouryan Empire are few additions, leaving me in a big home alone. I did QUIT a lot of important things in my life but couldn’t leave cooking behind, as someone once said “roti kapda aur makan”. I am not prepared to start writing long articles or to finish blog extends by expressing everything I have in mind; think it may take some time.

Let’s start today’s post with a tour of the house.

This is my kitchen where I prepare the so called “delicious recipes”. Blogs are my reference and bloggers are the cooking gurus. Something I could observe as an advantage in this house is the Microwave oven that helped me bake some cake and disadvantage is the loneliness.

I was taught to pray daily to god for the life he has given and for the wellness of others. This is the small puja room/ space where I could at least discuss the whereabouts of the gods who sleep on snakes and travel on rats. I am not a yougic person but try to find at least 5 minutes in the day and night to thank for what I receive, good or bad.

Though I have left peeping into the tear flooding serials that amma watch at home; I gaze at the Television in the hall daily for the latest songs and news. This is the only TV in the house to have a cable connection and is almost useless to me as I don’t spend much time at home and not before this TV set.

Youngsters should workout daily, was the slogan Suriya teaches in the movie vaaranam aayiram. I try to utilize some time at least for a pushup. This is the hall where this is possible.

Someone asked me to eat tidy and behave properly while I am eating; oh! Yes that was amma. This is the dining table where I often consume my food.

Last but not the least, I am a movie freak. This is the theatre setup at home that I could manage to adjust with the money I save annually.

With a short post, praying for a continuous post… departing for the day and that closes the diary with Life at Abhi.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Five things I learnt during the long blogging break

These are few of my findings that I consider affects life at Abhi. I posted the last article on August 19, 2011 and that was also the last day I read any blog. Anu asked me to start with some short articles so I would try a return to blogging.

To see the sunshine at 8 Am, running for toothbrush, towel, food, and iron clothes has become a habit these days. I am trying to finish my jobs early, trying to decide to go to bed before 11.30 Pm but still I find I have no time for the activities I miss the most, not even the time for blogging.

It has become a karma yoga, sitting for more than 12 hours in front of the computer, trying to complete my tasks, making sure I adhere to the slogan “Kaal Karai So aaj Kar, Aaj Karai so ab, Pal mein Parlai Hoyegi, tab bahuri karega kab”.

Following are the five things I learnt during my hunt for what Abhi is supposed to do to achieve peace, to work productively, function at an average basis.

1. Get early and sleep early: I understand that it is most important for me to complete my sleep; the symptoms of insufficient sleep become visible as time heads to its predefined cycle.

2. Be happy and think positive: I have learnt that no matter whom so ever I deal with and whatever influence they bring in my daily life, I should always remain positive. It brings no good to me at accumulating negative thoughts and being sad. Practice pranayama for 15 minutes a day.

3. Exercise daily: It is not necessary you go to gym daily, but keep yourself moving by giving a muscular workout. The more you burn your fat, more you sweat, and more are the chances to stay active.

4. Keep writing or reading: I have become a victim of the entertainment industry. I assume my life starts with a video song and ends with a movie. I understand that written communication provides information that movies don’t.

5. Remember what you are: I am not Shaktimaan and nor can I become one by imitating others. Understand that we are the best at we are. God has gifted us with something precious but we keep on thinking towards what he has gifted others with.

I would not include the most important point within the five mentioned above, rather I would like it to be quoted as the ending line of this post.

“Keep in touch with the people you love and the ones who love you.”
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