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Tuesday, March 18

Welcome, yellow's of summer so blue.

As March comes closer, the buzz at home only increases. Both my sisters have only two things on their mind - Exams and Holidays! This is the first time in my life when I see the summer approach us with open arms and not feel the excitement or the buzz in the air.

I do see the yellow blooms, across the stretch of tank bund road. They welcome the Spring while bidding farewell to the old man Winter. I just can’t help but stop and admire the colors of the early morning sun reflecting the yellow hues.

I remember vividly, how only just last summer, I would conveniently have an ear plug snuggled in my ears, our player playing ‘bitter sweet symphony’ while we hummed ‘cause it’s a bitter sweet symphony that’s life…’ we would drive along the necklace road on our bike, with the wind in our hair and the sunny breeze, the endless stretch of the road and the best company.

These days, I still drive the same way, but undoubtedly, I can only reminisce in the past. Suddenly, all that was yesterday seems to have stopped right there in its tracks. I travel in a chauffeur driven ‘cab’ with three other pretty cabbies, I rarely roll down my windows, scared that the wind will dishevel the neatly done hair do’s or of offending someone in the morning and getting at. It’s a compromising situation I agree. One of the situations I would jump out of instantly!

The breeze hence gets trapped outside our rolled-up windows. Not even an ounce escaping inside on the windiest days of Hyderabad. How easy it is to live in that moment, experiencing and feeling most of the smallest changes in nature and around, and not to think of the past, as the past has not taken place then.

But these days, most of my happy thoughts, take me back to my past, the time that had happened, or my future, the time that will follow. Almost all of my thoughts in ‘the now’ seem to redirect or circle around these entities of probabilities and memories.

My first summer, when I have no tensions of the approaching exams and their end results. Also, the first time, when i wont empathize or reflect everyone's enthusiasm of the approaching summer, and welcome break from school monotony. While most of my family would be home and I would be trapped in an AC enclosure, unmindful of the wrath of the summer's heat and work tirelessly and endlessly to only see the sunrise and hopefully catch the sunset!

For now, The sun shines on my window while we drive across the necklace road. If not the warmth of its slanted rays, I can see the glow on my skin and hair reflected by those rays of sunshine. I dwell in that little amount of heat my body absorbs. The yellows of the roads carry me to the time when I could feel, breathe and live with all of this as one entity.

The song though plays often in my mind.

“It’s a bitter sweet symphony that’s life.”

Thursday, March 13

Transitioned Evolution

Today, while I was sitting on my comp, ready to start my day, I looked around me and saw how much of a transition has happened to me. A month ago, I hated it. All I could think of was, "this is horrible, I don't belong here." Today, its certainly different. I am more positive. Instead of seeing it as a change. I am seeing it as a 'transition' that comes when settings and situations change around you. I suddenly realized that this was really the perfect thing that could have happened.

Then I was not able to see myself work in a corporate, cause then I hadnt pictured myself in such an environment. Today, I understand its just the perception of your mind. How flexible are you towards yourself. The things I want to do... still remain my piorities. I must make a route map. See how I can steer my way to the route I had planned.

This is what I have to do. This is what I must do. For now, I am living in the moment. Thinking that I am making the most of this situation while it lasts. Here are a few words I had scribbled a little while ago. Now that I read it... It sounds bland. Still putting it up for records.

Evolution; life evolves, from a mere parasite to humongous dinosaurs, from dinosaurs to mammals that could walk the greatest expanse of the earth and birds that could fly across the highest mountains, to man. But did it stop there? No…
After man.. It was machines; just small inventions marked the beginning of a new evolution- a Revolution. Is it the genius of the nature or the genius of psychological want of man to work towards a better a more convenient living? To improve the various methods and facilities around him for a more comfort that could simultaneously cater and suffice all his needs.
Technology did not begin with the invention of the telephone, or the aeroplane, or the light bulb, or even the computer. It began with the basics of ‘wants and needs’. The mercantile needs of Man made him cross oceans and seas.

Fast forward to a time when almost every one is connected to anyone, any where in the world.. The pace of life is fast and revolves around convenience, comfort, security.
Internet has made it possible. Markets have expanded not just in terms of geography; it even caters to people’s need for more variety. All this, just by a click of a mouse and a combination of a few numbers!

It doesn’t stop here, evolution continues as requirements develop.. And commerce is the key to measure the evolutionary growth. Yesterday a computer, today a blackberry.. Tomorrow…? The growth is constant, the change is too… beyond ones imagination and ahead of us through centuries…

What we can do.? Shop till we drop because come what may… today is just another day.

Thats It For Now Folks!