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Daily Prompt: Mentor Me – Vinay Sir


Daily Prompt: Mentor Me– Have you ever had a mentor? What was the greatest lesson you learned from him or her?

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Vinay Sir left a great impact on my life and I was never the same. He stands out when I need to owe my life to someone who has inspired me for thousands of reasons.

As Nicholas Sparks quoted, “They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don’t know it”… I didn’t know when I started to learn things from him. It was a crisis time in my life. Personally, I was going through the biggest self-created trauma of my life… I was down and out; I used to lose my mental balance more often than not; my focus was certainly not on my Professional life and he embraced me in his aura. His persona has such a charismatic effect that I could not only come out from the trauma but improved as a professional. My programming became better and my vision changed. He not only taught me how to look at things, but inspired me to live a meaningful life.

Tears always come out from my eyes when I think about the things he has done for me. None, I repeat…None could have done it for anyone what he did for me. There were times when I couldn’t handle my emotions; I used to throw my mind’s garbage in front of him as if he was my father and every time he saved me from the SELF-DESTRUCTION. I could have done anything at that point of time but he was there to stand by me and he saved my life.

I haven’t forgotten what he said once… “Keep company of the things which are not alive…like Books, Games and other interest because living things may change after changed priorities”…and this sentence has been extremely influential after that day. I enjoy myself even when I am alone and this was unthinkable before three four years. I wanted to run away from my problems and even from my life and I stopped him indirectly number of times but still he inspired me…but “You can’t stop a teacher when they want to do something. They just do it.” – J.D. Salinger

There was something in his way of mentoring and later I realized that it was his patience to deal with the people whom you are mentoring. He never ever blamed us or shouted on us for our blunders; and let me be honest…It is not the easiest of things to do when you are leading a team. He took care of us as children and he wanted us to grow. His affection and love for us was more hidden considering the fact that he never expresses things; but when you have very good relation with someone then you tend to pick up things which show other person’s affection for us.

When I think about my life in Indore for three years he stands out. He knows how I think and he can narrate what exactly I will do at specific places in Indore. It was the worst time of my life between 2007 to 2010 but as it is said, “Time is a great teacher”… Vinay Sir was the better teacher than time.

When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style… I observed a lot on how he works and understood what dedication is!

Fortunately, He is always with me and He always inspires me!

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss between Butterfly and a Flower


“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” ― Ingrid Bergman

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“I was going to kiss him, and I was going to regret it. But at that moment, I couldn’t bring myself to care.” ― Michelle Hodkin, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
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“Well, it’s either kiss me or kill me, that’s how I see it.”― Tom Waits
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“I’m going to kiss you now, and I don’t know if I’ll ever stop.” ― Jamie McGuire, Providence
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“If we spoke with our ears, and listened through our mouth, then a kiss might be the most romantic sound in the world.” ― Jarod Kintz, American Association for the Advancement of Aardvarks Presents: Dear Natalie
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“The first kiss can be as terrifying as the last.” ― Daina Chaviano, The Island of Eternal Love
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“You should be kissed and by someone who knows how.” ― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
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“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” ― Sarah Kay
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“Don’t kiss in public, unless it’s midnight and you’re both wearing black so nobody can see you’re naked.
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― Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

Weekly Photo Challenge: Kiss

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Characters – Nalinee as Friend, Sister and Philosopher


This week’s writing challenge: Tell us about a character in your life. It could be your best friend, your partner, your child, or even your third grade teacher. With as much detail as possible, make this person real for us.

Wait is over! Till now I have acknowledged many people in my life for their contributions and sometimes I have regretted for giving too much importance to them after knowing about their true colors (Vivid Colors); sometimes, I know exactly why some people are being nice but in real they are not…still I give benefit of doubt and don’t react on their behavior and show gratitude to them because I have seen nice people and so I want to be nice to people.

I am about write about one character who is having a great impact on my life since we met in 2003. It is almost 10 years and that girl is still special. She is Nalinee; we share lots of relations…

  1. Teacher-Student (She was my student)
  2. Friend
  3. Brother-Sister
  4. Friend-Philosopher

I have never seen a girl like her in my 30 years of life (Full Stop). It doesn’t mean I disrespect other girls whom I know; but if I try and make a comparison with my limited wisdom then she will have the most check-boxes clicked in front of her name. (Having said that, I know I have lots of faults in my own self but when I give, I accept as I am no SAINT and that is why I am entitled to my opinions for others based on my own experiences.)

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“Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.” ― Greta Garbo

Her smile is still refreshing and she was the boss in her society; all used to respect her and she used to teach kids for free.

She was a traditional student who always gives respect to all teachers no matter what the age. Normally teachers have a soft corner for the brightest student in the class and she was no different. She was hardworking and sincere and that’s why she gained my respect from the very first day. She can laugh even in the toughest situation. She is a very honest girl and her character is flawless.  I have never seen a girl going through so much and still have a smile on her face. She has suffered a lot but whenever we used to talk on mobile, she never uttered a word. I could understand from her voice but still not a word. I had to call her mother to ask what has happened and it used to kill me after knowing the situation. That is the resolve of her which allows her to stand even in worst storms of life. Nalinee has immense proud and respect for her own self; she is a girl with integrity and ethics and so we used to fight lot many times because my ethics and integrity was/is not well built as hers.

As Anne Frank says in The Diary of a Young Girl, “A quiet conscience makes one strong!”

We share a relation of brother and sister from early days and she knew almost all things I had faced. She is more like a Philosopher-Friend-Sister to me. I remember when I failed in the DAIICT interview. I couldn’t go home…I was so devastated; I worked very hard for whole year with dedication; it was a one year gap and people were raising eyebrows; I had arguments with my parents also and thus I had no choice to go other than her home; I couldn’t control when I reached at her home and cried like a small baby whose toy has been stolen. She took me to nearest garden and gave me some pearls of wisdom and within no time I was ok. That’s called relation; I have so much of FAKE relations till today and I maintain them just to be nice. Then it was her marriage and we all were so happy; I couldn’t understand what to do when she was leaving…It was a temple in the middle of Sector 12 where we were standing; she was about to leave us after taking blessing from God and I was standing near that temple; she came near me and touched my feet and all hell broke loose…I lost my control and was bit embarrassed as well since she is older than me and still she touched my feet (Teacher-Student relation); we all cried but we knew that she had to go.

Even after the marriage, she remains in touch; she is different from other girls… personally I believe ALL girls are extremely self centered and liars; and I don’t trust any girl for that; they change their priority as if it’s a season in the year (I respect girls but I am entitled to my opinion based on my own experience). She was different in the sense that she still contacts all of us having all responsibility of life, a great kid, and not so good health. In extremely traditional and restricted environment she has managed to keep contact with each one of us and that is why when some girl comes to me and tries to give excuse based on her priority and responsibility…inside in my heart I want to slap that girl for lying.

That is why Nalinee is so special and different from all girls. In one of her marriage pics, she looks like Madhubala, the famous actress in Indian Cinema and we all family members (Her family is My Familyas well) are proud of our Madhubala.

Thanks for being there Nalinee! You always guide me when I need the most and that’s why you are not like rest!

Weekly Writing Challenge: Characters