Hey, all! Happy New Year (19 days later). I started 2016 just like last year. Woke up, looked in the mirror, and deftly went back to sleep. For me, January 1 is a day like any other. Nothing new. It took 365 days for the New Year to reach and rid us of the crap fest that was 2015. Most of you will agree that the last year was not a very pleasant one. Controversies, hate, ignorance, intolerance, sadness, and a great deal of irritability ruled our lives every day. Everybody rang in the New Year with a new hope, I’m sure. We’ve all made resolutions and since it’s day 19 already, we’ve already broken about 22 of them.
Are resolutions so hard to keep? Maybe it’s the irrational ones that are easy to break. Looking at so many lists, I felt even I had to share a list of things to do in 2016. Time for fresh starts. Here are a few resolutions that we should strive to keep.
When we pursue something just to make money, there’s only misery attached to it. But when we pursue something to make ourselves happy, there’s no feeling that can match it. The pursuit of happiness lies in satisfaction, not in profit.
Mondays are depressing for many of us. Every Monday I look at the traffic on the street, impatient drivers, irritable conductors, endless signals, bottlenecks and wonder if all this makes sense. Is all this chaos worth it? To go to a place where I am a humanoid robot, tapping away on my keyboard. Seeing others pursue their dreams and move forward whereas I’m stuck in this infinite work loop.
This is an article I wrote for a contest for a newspaper. It’s about the wonderful city I call home. Bangalore. Or as hardcore Kannadigas call it, Bengaluru. Unfortunately for me, it was not selected. So I thought I’ll share it here.
My Facebook wall is sometimes bombarded with photos of random stuff clicked by random people that were either shared or liked or uploaded. What is amazing is some pictures have a watermark on them stating XYZ Photography or Photos by ABC. It’s funny because the pictures are usually not good. Come on! Let’s get real. A photo should be a unique emotion; something that has never been conveyed before.