It’s in the mind

Here is a good story I came across recently. I don’t know how authentic it is, but I find the moral worth thinking. Here it goes-

It’s in the mind- Houdini was a master magician as well as a fabulous locksmith. He boasted that he could escape from any Jail cell in the World in less than an hour, provided he could go into the cell dressed in street clothes. Houdini became very famous.
A small town in the British Isles built a new Jail, which they were extremely proud of. They issued Houdini a challenge. “Come give us a try”, they said. Houdini loved the publicity and the money attached with it, so he accepted.
The day of the challenge came. By the time Houdini arrived, excitement was at a fever pitch. Houdini rode triumphantly into the town and walked into the cell. He proudly walked into the cell and the Big Iron door was closed. Houdini took off his coat and went to work. Secreted in his belt was a flexible tough and durable ten-inch piece of steel, which he used to work on the lock. At the end of 15 minutes his confident expression had disappeared. At the end of 30 minutes he was looking confused. At the end of an hour he was drenched in perspiration.
After two hours…Houdini literally collapsed against the door – which opened…!!
Yes, it had never been locked…except in his mind…where he viewed it was as firmly locked as if a thousand locksmiths had put their best efforts in making the lock for it. One little push and Houdini could have easily opened the door…But he didn’t.
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Many times a little extra push is all you need to open your opportunity door. In the game of life you will discover, as you set your goals and unlock your mind, that the world will unlock its own treasures and rewards to you.
Realistically, Most locked doors are in our minds.
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(Photo courtesy: Internet)

Time and Dreams

The time is running out.

There are so many things you want to do in life. So many dreams to fulfill, things to achieve, yet day by day we go on doing nothing. The wishlist is as it is with no tick marks in front of it. Some of us might have already lived half of our lives, dreaming of becoming something and adding points to our wishlist.

When is the time to fulfill our dreams? NOW. As the saying by Swami Vivekananda, “Arise, Awake and stop not till the goal is reached”. The time is NOW. Let’s open the wishlist and start the year with completing at least half of it. Let’s get up and start now. A small step will matter the most.

For people like me, the initial step is the barrier. I’m sure there are many other like me, who wants to be pushed initially. Support matters. But let’s just stop this. We have to help ourselves. Not everyone will have time to push us always. It’s our step.

I wanted to start painting again, start a travel blog (which of course says that I need to travel more), start exercising, and being calm from within. Some of which I have started, some I just dream of. I am going to stop dreaming and start doing. How many of you are?

Time is not going to be forever. Our time is NOW. So in this new year, be motivated, be happy and start. Because it’s Life.. as we say so.

Hyderabad

Hyderabad is one of the Nawabi places of India. One of the city of  palaces and royal places in India. I found it as one of the coolest tourist destinations with great food, old city architecture and the technology park equally.

Here is a short guide from my eyes.

How to go? 

Hyderabad is well connected by roads, railways and air. Whatever suits your budget. Being a IT hub the city has got international airport as well.

Best time to visit?

Throughout the year.

What to see?

The list is long! Yes! Hyderabad is one of the coolest tourist city especially if you are travelling with your family. Some tourist places I would like to highlight are-

  • Salar jung museum – One of the huge museums I’ve seen in India. It is one of the three national museums of India.
  • Chowmahalla Palace – It is the palace of Nizams of Hyderabad. Visit if you are interested in all the Nizam architecture.
  • Charminar – It is a structure in the heart of the old city. Literal translation means “Four Pillars”. Surrounded by old city market it is the face of the city.
  • Sudha Cars museum – This is one of the interesting places I’ve visited so far. Owned by Mr. K. Sudhakar who is also a Guinness world record holder. The museum consists of handmade cars of different shapes and sizes. Check here for the website.
  • Golconda fort – A typical Nizam fort but a nice place to visit. In the evening they have light show which makes it even more beautiful.
  • Ramoji film city – Please spare a complete day for this. This is actually a tour of film city and some are for entertainment. If you are lucky you may get to see some film shooting too. Fun place.
  • Snow world – One of the good and clean place. Experience snow and making snowman here! You will be provided with jackets and gumboots too. Of course the snow is artificial okay.
  • Hussain sagar lake – Big lake in the centre of the city which hosts a big Buddha statue in it. Lake is surrounded by parks and street food stalls. If you have free evening time don’t miss out a stroll out here.
  • Birla temple – Classic Birla temple built in marble. You can visit this place if you have not visited any Birla temple before.

So long list! Anything missed out?

Yes! Yes! Yes! This is a city of Nawabs so you cannot, I repeat you CANNOT miss out on eating Hyderabadi Biryani.

Also  the city is famous for pearls. So don’t forget some pearls and precious stones shopping here.

Happy Journey!

The dancing flower

It was all the matter of time,
when a flower used to dance in sunshine,
singing the chants of blessed shower,
it thought of dancing forever..

It was all the matter of time,
when the flower thought whole world is mine,
Colors defining its life,
how rudely he ignored the white

It was all the matter of time,
when the blow came from his master divine,
The flower was still in awkward fight,
he had trusted his masters sight

It’s still the matter of time,
the flower left all alone,
his colors are now tints and shades,
holding the truth forever in blades

It’s still the matter of time,
when the flower will rise again,
waiting for the spring his strength in bargain,
testing his spirit for new life line,
Its still the matter of time

Being Mommy!

Being a mommy is definitely a wonderful thing!

A newborn mommy discovers herself. She will take care of the baby like anything. Rather a woman does not know what super powers she has until she becomes a mother. I had read it somewhere, “Whats your superpower? I’m a mother.” And how true is that. Whether you are a working mom or not, juggling between things is not easy, especially when you have this cute little baby asking for your attention always.

Apart from that, I feel kids are a great learning source. Right from day one, they teach us so much. That is the reason we say, “My life has changed since I’ve become a mother”

  1. You learn to be patient.
  2. Food is no more food, its nutrition
  3. Cleanliness becomes top priority
  4. Instead of latest pop songs, you start humming nursery rhymes throughout the day. Buts that’s cute!
  5. Communication at home changes, rather increases
  6. You discover your creative self

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This list will go on. Focus on these happy-happy points always. Of course there are other things like never ending concerns about your baby, no me-time, weight issues etc. but if keep on looking at the bright side, all these things would matter less. Being a superwoman, being a mommy is not that easy right?

After all it’s life as we say so..