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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Z for Zeal


It’s all within us. We just need to find it. The power to achieve, the hunger to conquer lies within. In this vast world, we might be lost at times, situations maybe crop up wherein you feel you are nothing, that life is a waste. 
In those times you need to keep calm and think patiently as to what is your dream, what is that goal you have been wanting to achieve since you were a child, why have you worked so hard till now, what is it that matters the most.
These questions will unveil the truth, it will shed light upon the things that are closest to your heart and it will lead you towards a happy, wonderful life.

Coming to the end of anther years writing challenge, I feel satisfied for having made it till the very end. Blogging is all about expressing your ideas and thoughts, how you feel about something, your sole prospective. This challenge has helped my blog, since so many people from different parts of the world have read it and appreciated the work done. Had it not been for this challenge, this blog would not have reached the people that it did.


Thank you A to Z challenge for this opportunity. And kudos to all those bloggers who took up this challenge and survived till the very end. Cheers to you all!



With Love,
V_RinkiD_V

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Y for Young


All around we see so many people who do what not to look young and stay youthful forever. Maintaining a young age is like the most important thing for them.

It is from them that we get to know the meaning of this youth we have. While we have it, we don’t appreciate it enough but once it is gone, we become so desperate that we can do anything to get it back.
 Age is something which stops for no one, what we can do is enjoy every moment of this time. When we are young, we don’t live it enough, thinking about our future and career. And once it’s gone, we regret not having done enough, not living enough, not enjoying enough.

For those that wish they were young, I feel the age is not a factor to feel younger, it is within you to feel young, to feel lively.

So for all, let not age be a factor, spread you wings and fly in which ever direction you want to. There is only one life, live it to the fullest.


With Love,

V_RinkiD_V

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

X for Xerox


Living in India, we have heard it a lot. Xerox has been a very commonly used word amongst all age groups. This is a peculiar situation where photocopy is no longer called photocopy but called by the name of the pioneer company.

In this country no one will ask you to get something photocopied, they will ask you to Xerox it! It indeed is a very strange how people adapt to the company and remembers the service by the company’s name solely.

It could also be the great thinking of the founders of this mechanism and then the management’s strategic thinking about fixing the target markets. India has proven to be a very good market, with customers who still remember Xerox.


With Love,

V_RinkiD_V 

Monday, 27 April 2015

W for Who


Who am I? What am I here for? What is my purpose? Am I in the right track of life?

All are questions that define the real person. We are always on the search to find who we really, because it is the starting point of our living.

To question, is to seek more, is to know more. And these questions will help unveil truth about ourselves which would otherwise have not been known, if we dint urge to dig deep into our lives.
“Who am I and why am I here? Has just become my greatest fear.”  Mohit.K.Misra

With Love,

V_RinkiD_V

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Classic Words of Wisdom.



This quote from my favorite play Macbeth, by Shakespeare makes me believe that there is justice in the world. That the wrong deeds with not go unpunished.

Being a victim of mean acts indeed is painful, more so if you are the kind who tries to forgive and gets hurt again and again. This quote gives hope that those cruel acts will not go unpunished.

That blood will have blood.

 That those that did wrong will face the consequences sooner or later.

With Love,
V_RinkiD_V 

OPENING MEME


1)      What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
I am from India, residing in Kolkata aka City of Joy!! Amazing place to be in. all you guys should pay a visit to this beautiful city once in your lifetime.

2)    Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
My most anticipated book for this read-a-thon is The girl who played with fire by Larsson and if that massive book I am able to conquer then I want to read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

3)    Which snack are you most looking forward to?
Chocolate!!! I remember during exams this helped me and my roommate in staying up and pulling all-nighters. And off course Coffee! So Chocolate and coffee!!

4)    Tell us a little something about yourself!
So my name is Rinki Debnath. I am pursuing MBA now. Reading have been such an amazing addiction that I feel blessed to have found the love for reading. Books are literally my best friend. My favorite place in a shopping mall? Bookstore off course!

5)     If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
This is my very first read-a-thon. I am excited like crazy!! I never have read over 300 pages in a day, so this read-a-thon I have set my goal for a chunky book with over 500 pages to read. So totally pumped to do this challenge!
Let’s do it!

With Love,
V_RinkiD_V





V for Violent


The nature is a mighty warehouse of unmatchable power. The strength it possesses, the destruction is can cause cannot be compared within anything in this universe.

A tremor in the earth’s surface causes a massive earthquake, leading to destruction and loss of many lives. The violent nature of the destruction brings with it not only fear and trauma but also immense pain and grief. The lives lost, places destroyed all remind us of how powerful mother Earth is.

This afternoon, we experienced one of the strongest tremors in the recent past. A magnitude of 7.9 was the power of this earthquake. So many prominent buildings that stood tall with pride this morning are now mere ruins on the face of this Earth. All those well known temples will no longer see the footfall of the pilgrims. The once so beautiful city, Pokhra is now a red alert area, filled with fear and grief all around.

All the lives lost, all the sadness caused is due to the violence of Nature.

Though the tremors have stopped, the storm that has started in the lives of those victims, will take a long time to stop.
The hope now remains, that God provides strength to all those that are now in great need. They need to be strong, they have to be positive.

Let our prays be with them!

With Love,
V_RinkiD_V


Friday, 24 April 2015

U for Unique


We are all creations of God. He created each and every one of us with a certain purpose. He has given each one of us a particular skill or ability that we know best. It is we, the human, who need to identify the potential we hold, the unique traits we possess so that we can make a beautiful living.

Uniqueness lies in our everyday movement, it may be the way you talk, the way you handle difficult situations, the way you make the most of opportunities or how you are around people. Everything that we do is linked to the unique quality we have. We just need to be a little attentive and identify the unique skill.

We should identify our power and try to amplify the benefits that we can derive out of that power. For distance if you have the uniqueness to speak well, on identifying it you can go ahead and use it in your work place to make a better presentation and so on.


So make that effort, define your uniqueness and do justice to the purpose for which God has created you.



With Love,
V_RinkiD_V

Thursday, 23 April 2015

T for Tuning


You know that moment when someone is so sweet and nice to you, and loves you so much. But all you can do is be mean to him. You are unfortunately not able to reciprocate the feelings in the exact same manner. He can be a gem of a person, a great friend, an amazing partner but you are just unable to feel that way for him.

Then starts the dilemma of “what to do?” You don’t want to break his heart, you don’t want to hurt the guy who loves you so very much. But what other options do you have? Thus you end up being a stone hearted, cold, mean person.

This problem happens mainly because of lack of tuning between you two. You both need to be mentally on the same page to be in a steady relationship. You both need to have the same wants and understanding of life. It’s not like he is the only one in the relationship who needs to understand you, get you, but you also need to understand him. One-way traffic of feelings never lead to anything good. It will only leads to heartbreak for the guy, whose only fault is to fall in love with you.


So be brave in the beginning than fake it and give false hope to the poor lad.



With Love,
V_RinkiD_V

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

S for Song


Song is life. Its importance is more than can be expressed in words. A song can change the mood of a person like magic.

Life is a mixture of happy and sad songs. For every moment you will surprising find a song that fits it the best. The lyrics almost speak what you are going through.

Old songs are so heart touching, that even if you repeat them a thousand times, they still have the same magic every single time you play it. Songs like – Lag ja gale, pyaar hua ikraar hua, and so on.



With Love,
V_RinkiD_V


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

R for Rhythm


Variation is the only constant in life.

Our life is like an unstoppable train that has stops in between but doesn’t stop permanently. We lead our life with a lot of ups and downs. Some days are so pleasant, it makes us feel like this is what life is all about, the best there is to experience. And yet again some days make you face difficulties where you question your existence.

But all this is a parcel of life. It is the variety which spices up life. Once you feel that everything is perfect, life gives you new worries and lows, and once you overcome them you find your new highs. Our life is like a sound wave, in a rhythm it moves, in a pattern it flows.

To deprive life of this rhythm is like striping of the frosting of a cake. Without this change and mix of good and bad, life would be too monotonous, too plain and too stagnant. What fun will it be if you are happy one moment, and the next and the next and on and on, the true essence of happiness is felt once you overcome the obstacles and the nightmare situations.


So embrace the rhythm of life, and make a wonderful living!




With Love,
V_RinkiD_V

Monday, 20 April 2015

Q for Queen


The Bollywood movie Queen, is a great inspiration for the young generation girls out there. It is a must watch for everyone.

The fact that we are independent and distinct individuals is what matters. Guys think that they have all the right to play with our heart, take us in when they want and leave us as if we were some toy to play with. The whole concept about finding the right guy is really overrated and it is beautifully portrayed in this movie.

The best take away from this movie is that life doesn’t stop, if a guy breaks your heart or decides to leave you for some random, artificial person. On the contrary, what happens is that you discover yourself during this phase. You get to do all the amazing things that you were always restricting yourself, you get to see the world from a whole new prospective, it is this time when you truly feel independent.

Being with a guy doesn’t really mean you know him. There could be a completely different person underneath the guy he portrays to be. All the promises that were made could be fake or could be just out of the sheer fascination to get you to be his. And once you are already his, the craze of getting you subsides and he is out on the hunt to get another girl.

It is really hard to get over the stuff but trust me once you are over it, you emerge as a whole new and strong person. You have the freedom to look at the world like you never did before. You get to do the things that always excited you.


Everything awaits your arrival. Go out there and experience it all. Live the life you deserve. 




With Love,
V_RinkiD_V

Saturday, 18 April 2015

P for Pressure


This noon I happened to watch a rather interesting movie named Bangalore days. The plot revolves around the lives of three cousins and an amazing story of how their world takes a whole new course.

While watching this movie, I couldn’t help but notice how the main plot is in tune with the concept of pressure that is imposed upon us by relatives, peers, society.

Pressure builds as one is confronted by numerous questions- where you did your schooling? Where you going to do your college? Did you get a job? Did you find a guy? When are you planning to have kids? And again the same set of questions is replayed for your kids.

So what is this? Why do we have to lead such a life, being under the constant pressure of these unlimited, unwanted questions. We came to this world alone, we have the capability to lead our life the way we want to, then why do we pay so much heed to what others have to say. Why should the small talks of the neighbor bother you, why should you live your life, the way they want you to?!

It is all in you. You have the power to overcome any obstacles and you can do so without depending on anyone. In this journey of life, if you happen to find a partner who is well supportive of your dreams, respects your goals, then you are truly lucky. Let not the negative energy of others get to you. Like the old saying, even if a crab wants to move out the other crabs bring him down, this is the nature of the people around us.


But what is important is the voice within you. You know what is best for yourself and what you need to do to achieve your dreams. 




With Love,
V_RinkiD_V

Friday, 17 April 2015

O for Ordinary


Why is it that we have to be excellent? Why can we not be just simple, Ordinary!

From the very start of our life we are trained to be competing with others. To excel in class, to win every competition, every battle. Is it really that important to win every single time?

Winning maybe a great achievement but being ordinary makes you no less of a human being! If winning was so important, than out of a class of 54 students, only one wins the race to be at the top. What happens to the rest 53 students? They stop living their lives? They give up on all good? They find on purpose for their life?

No! They do find, and they do excel in life. Maybe they don’t achieve the highest rank in the job or they don’t win the best employee award. But they do what they love and live with content. Being ordinary is not a cruse or so. One can be ordinary and at the same time contribute largely to the world.

I believe being ordinary is crucial, for it keeps you humble while at the same time lets you do what you know best. So what, if you don’t win every battle, it doesn’t make you a loser. If anything, it makes you a learner. Every battle is a platform for learning, and every loss is a lesson. Winning or losing is not important, what is important is the fight, the time spent in the process, the journey towards the end.


It is not how fast you pick the bricks or how many you can pick in one go, it is just the process of steady collection of bricks on your way towards the finishing line, which helps you in building a strong house. 




With Love,
V_RinkiD_V 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

N for Next


We are always anxious to know what is going to happen in our life, the next thing that will occur. We crave to unlock the doors of the uncertain future. But why?

Is it really that amazing to know exactly what is going to happen in your life? To take out the surprise factor from the event that is yet to take place? We are always wanting to know everything that is going to happen, like we are unable to cope with the uncertainty, as if a plain, boring life is all that we wish for.

Agreed that a little knowledge might make the future better, in case of avoiding a major accident, or something of that seriousness. But other than that? What fun will it be, if you knew who your first date was, with whom you had that first kiss, how your job would turn out to be, or what your children are going to become in future. All these are questions that are answered only once the event occurs. So if you were to know the answers of all these questions, you might not have felt the excitement, the happiness, in the way that you did.

To wait, to live life with the uncertainty brings out that true essence of living. Embrace the uncertainty, take that leap of faith, give yourself the crazy ride without fearing the future and I assure you, life will never be more worthwhile.


So go out there, live the life you wish for, let the fear of unknown future take a backseat.
Live the dream!







With Love,
V_RinkiD_V

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

M for Memories


One life is all we got, it’s filled with excitement and events.

From the childhood, we pass various phases of our life, school life, college life, crazy youth and the serious midlife. Then comes along a time when our life breathes and lives along with that of the tiny ones, their achievements, their happiness, their trouble and sadness, is everything what we are concerned about.

Soon they grow up, and all the time that passed becomes memory. Some good, some bad, some bring a smile on your face and others make you feel sad. But all in all, it is the memories of the days passed by,which make you feel closer to the moment. Captured in the frame of a camera are the amazing times that you had. The once in a life time experience- the beautiful wedding, the birth of your kid, his first walk, your first drive , those vacations in the country side, all are but in the past now. Memories are what keeps them alive.


So live the life you wish, have an eventful life, and live in the moment, for these are what creates an outstanding bunch of memories.





With Love, 
V_RinkiD_V

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

L for love, laugh, live


I truly believe in these three concepts.

L for life, is a gift of God. To waste it, is to waste the blessing that He has bestowed upon you. It is very important to appreciate what you have, to be content with what you get and not to crib about things you can’t have.

Living
Living is to take in all that is there to life. Life is too short. If we don’t make the most of what we have, we might be too late. Regretting is the worst feeling of all. When you have the opportunity, do it. Don’t wait until the perfect moment, for no moment is perfect if you don’t want to make it perfect.

Laugh.
 Can I put any more emphasis on this?! The fact that we should live our life, also leads to this truth, that the more you laugh, the merrier, the happier will you be in life. Laughter is such an amazing medicine, that it can cure your depression like it was almost nothing.

Love.

To love is to live. Love is not restricted to that special someone. Love your parents, your siblings, your friends, neighbors, pets, everything and everyone around you. I say this with great confidence, if you can love others, you will truly be happy, you will finally define the reason for your existence. 





With Love,
V_RinkiD_V

Monday, 13 April 2015

K for Kolkata


Kolkata, my lovely hometown,
City of joy, a place of which I am proud.
Filled with music, books,
Talent all around.

Words can’t express,
The beauty of this place.
It is an experience,
The joy of living in this place.

The early morning breeze,
Is a happiness drug for me.
Passing Maidan, those wide lanes,
I feel something that’s hard to explain.

The horse chariots on red road side,
Victoria memorial gives me pride.
Beautifully lit up roads at night,
Makes a perfect setting for a drive.

The mighty Ganga, ever so clam,
Flowing beneath the Howrah Bridge.
At the sunset time, with the boat ride.
You wish, you could hold the moment, feeling so alive.

We anxiously await Maa Durga’s visit,
With great happiness do we greet.
All year around we wait along,
Just for five days of Puja and fun.

The kal baishaki, the crazy rain,
In no other place is the same.
The winter morning, the foggy sight,
Making the day look like night.

With the breeze of the evening hour,
Comes the sweet scent of shuli flower.
I sit there and enjoy the surrounding,
It is my infinity calling.





With Love,
V_RinkiD_V

Saturday, 11 April 2015

J for Jyotsna


Years ago I meet a girl,
My friend she was so special.
We called ourselves best buddies,
Remained together, inseparable were we.

First friend of mine was that girl,
Had hair with little curl.
As if we were glued,
Walking side by side, together we moved.

One day she left the school,
Left no one with any clue.
Being so close, I did not know,
The reason behind the sudden no-show.

Days and months and years went by,
But she was still in my mind.
In one class a teacher said,
That she left the world, a journey to heaven she has made.

The floor beneath me slipped,
I stayed still, with disbelief.
Convinced I was, that the teacher was mistaken,
For my friend was so young, she couldn’t go to heaven!

It felt like someone was continuously shooting at me,
And yet I was breathing unable to take out the life within me.
I was crying inside, oblivious to all the sound,
But not a drop of tear fell on the ground.

It took a while for the truth to sink in,
I just wish, I had one last meet to tell her what she means.
To tell how I loved and cared for her,
That she was the best friend I could have asked for.

The faces fade away as years go by,
But memories remain with you all the time.
Where ever YOU are I just wish,
YOU are happy, YOU deserve it.


With Love,
V_RinkiD_V

Friday, 10 April 2015

I for Infinity


In this moment I swear, we are infinite,
The words of the author still lingers in my mind.
It was a simple car ride,
That made him feel infinite.

The words are little,
But the meaning is not so light.
I remember these beautiful words,
Sitting alone at night.

Infinity has no definition,
Unexplainable, but not a fiction.
It is in the moment that you feel,
Infinity is very much real.

The smell of the spring,
Peaceful breeze in the evening.
The beauty of the world around,
Creates happiness which knows no bound.

A song, a book, a movie, a view,
Could trigger emotions you never knew.
It is in that internal flood you find,
Infinity, peace of a divine kind.

A company of a girl and guy,
Was all that he needed to feel alive.
He felt it, and so will you,
Infinity is approaching you!




With Love,
V_RinkiD_V



Thursday, 9 April 2015

H for Heart


It is a part of me,
Not a piece of toy.
It has feelings and emotions,
Stop making it a part of your ploy.

The looks in your eyes,
It was all but fake.
I fell for the person,
The amazing man you could make.

The long walks, those never ending talks.
Were they all a part of your game?
Because the moments we had,
Never made me feel the same.

The things you said, the promises you made,
Still lingers in my mind.
Was I not good enough for you?
Or another girl did you find?

I never told you how amazing you are,
Couldn’t express or tell you my dear.
You are a shining star,
Then and now, you are so far.

If our paths ever meet,
I wish you remember me and greet.
Knowing this existence wasn’t our destiny,
I dream of the future, to suppress the agony.

I wish our “if only” could come true,
A life I could have with you.
In my heart will you always be,
When I close my eyes, your face I still see.





With Love,
V_RinkiD_V