Where am I?

Where am I? I am here and so are you? Why are we here? Where are you? You are where you are supposed to be. You will reach where you are destined to. After trying to discover who am I (in my previous post https://apprendre24.wordpress.com/2021/08/08/who-am-i/ ) , here I am trying to decipher where am I, despite having my address on the Adhaar card, I can still question my humble soul about its domicile. Let’s do it!

If everything was in our hands, we would have been on Space – X with Musk. Chuckle 😉

  1. The Marriage

I need to address (pun intended) the concept of marriage here, where there is a change of place for most women who go on to stay with their in-laws (of course, the trend is changing now, a little better than ever), a complete change of scene where she is a new-comer rebooting her life. A fact that I never-ever understood! Why??

But as one reaches the marriageable age, things are different, sometimes all some young ladies want is a break, and this is the perfect one (with a hubby and a Honey-Moon, not mentioning the laws that have to be abided by.. ha ha!!)

I choose to believe that a married spouse is filled with strength and can re-start over again, and the laws 😉 need a change in life-style, and therein enters the spouse stirring various emotions leading to a mush-required change. The spouse is at the right place at the right time to put the house in order!!

Note: In earlier times, I would have typed the lady instead of spouse. With changing times, lets change our vocabulary.

2. Education

This comes way before marriage; now it is more of a personal choice after School, but earlier the Hostel or Boarding school were dreaded phrases.

The education received outside the house is real and stays with you. At home, everything is taken for granted. If you went away from home to study, your have learnt life skills with education. Lucky you!

Where am I? If you are at a place that you aren’t happy, consider it a learning experience, if you are at a place that is difficult to adapt to, be it the heat, the cold, the vibes, the aura or the ambiance, try moving around things to get comfortable. I can vouch for this. Why are you in a particular place? You would know that after you leave it!

3. Your choice

Where are you? Not by luck or marriage or work, but by choice. If you are the person who made a choice and got to go there, kudos to you. You stay there irrespective whether you like it or not, YOU STAY PUT, because it is your choice.

Also your choice is through a conviction that you have very strongly stood by. The choice is always yours!!

In my opinion, where you are is the right place as of now, but if you feel the need to change, do it, however difficult.

Questy Musings is a musing with a question. I have certain questions that keep me busy when i have nothing to do. Sharing my thoughts aloud, I wonder if this post touched you and made you reflect upon certain aspects of your life, my blog, my write-up here has achieved its mission. Let me know where are you? See you around soon.

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E-Book Talk: Life Is An Ocean: Myriad Of Emotions

Shades Of Human Emotions

Name of the E-book: Life Is An Ocean: Myriad Of Emotions

Author: Archana Srivastava

E-Book Released on: 21 May 2021

Available on: The Blogchatter website: https://www.theblogchatter.com/download/life-is-an-ocean-myriad-of-emotions

Number of pages: 77

Genre: Self-help

Book Blurb as given in the book
In the eBook Life Is An Ocean: Myriad Of Emotions, the author Archana Srivastava has attempted to comprise the different shades of human emotions to which every human certainly encountered at least once or more in life.
The screening and acknowledgment of all the positive and negative, spoken and unspoken, feelings is essential to flourish one’s personality. Be it appreciation, face off with guilt, sacrifice, or listening to the gut feeling, and many more, this eBook will serve every possible tactics to deal with, right the moment it knockdown in the most practical way rather than preaching way. In the end which makes a huge impact on one’s thought process.
Read the book and take the dive to enjoy the ocean of life, the tides of emotions may frighten you. However, it can’t drown you if you know to swim with and against the flow both ways.

About the book: Life Is An Ocean: Myriad Of Emotions by Archana Srivastava is a breezy read. It is a self-help book in simple language. It deals with emotions that can be handled. The author had vividly expressed several emotions and most importantly, some related to social media which is The need of the hour. The author talks about unconscious bias, WhatsApp Group Bullying and many emotions that are often passed off as it is Ok. The author, I believe wants to tell the reader: Take note of every emotion and react appropriately.

The minute I saw the cover and read the title of Life Is An Ocean: Myriad Of Emotions, I felt completely in sync with the book, and wanted to read it instantaneously, The wild, strong ocean waves are clearly comparable to our thoughts that go wild, crazy and sometimes create a tsunami of emotions that overwhelm us. As I began reading, it felt like brilliant suggestions being put across in simple language, and at the end, it left me with some deep self-reflection. Jazz up your life and People we meet are my favourite chapters. I have re- read them a numerous times. Sow The Seed Of Sacrifice For Better Future has been well-explained.

The book has its high when the author delves deep into personal validation. The suggestions there are well, applicable to all. The author can work on the aligning and slight edits on the language. Baring this, the book communicates the message loud and clear. The infinite emotions experienced during a lifetime must be experienced and handled with prudence.

I quote from the book. Your honesty towards yourself will attract the honest people around you. This is so true and i have experienced this myself. Your emotions are valid is another favourite quote from the book, it is a life-saver on a bad day. The author has given references from a couple of websites to substantiate the right way of dealing with these emotions. After reading the book, I could feel a positive and refreshing energy urging me to get on a flight of happiness and jazz up my life. Download the book immediately to deal with emotions the right way keeping guilt and sadness away.

About the author:

Archana Srivastava is an MBA Graduate specialized in HR and Marketing streams. She started her career with the telecom Company Bharti Airtel as an HR Professional. Later, she shifted to academic field and continued to share her knowledge as a Faculty Member in renowned Management Schools of India. Marriage and motherhood gifted her a short break from work. She resumed to offer her academic services as a Guest Faculty. She pens her thoughts on her blog archusblog.com. Her Hindi Poetry Meri Maa, dedicated to her mother, has been a part of an anthology Maa Ek Ehsaas available on Amazon. She is also a published author of an E-Book Bolly Talkies released in year 2020. Click here https://www.theblogchatter.com/download/bolly-talkies-by-archana-srivastava to download the book for free. In Bolly Talkies, she analyzed different shades of specific characters, which have etched a place in the heart and mind of society through their stellar performances in various Bollywood Movies.

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Questy Musings is a musing with a question. I am a refreshed and eneregised after reading Archana Srivastav’s E-book Life Is An Ocean: Myriad Of Emotions Shades of Human Emotions. What do you think about my talk, the quotes, the E-book talk as a whole? What are the emotions yo experienced while reading the e-book talk. ? If this E-book talk touched you and made you reflect upon certain aspects of your life, my blog, my write-up here has achieved its mission. See you around soon.

Bareilly, incomplete stories !

Kapila and Ashwin taking the road to Bareilly early next morning, their car sweeping the wind along with it, just not slowing down till 10 a.m on a Sunday. It was September when the sun is not as trail-blazing as it is usually in May.

When they slowed down to look for “the place suggested by Mahi” for breakfast, they reached right in front of “Hamara Bhojanalaya.” The vibrant entrance, the hustle and bustle between the servers and the clients immediately felt it was the best place for breakfast and they picked a table for two that had an extra chair. Ashwin looked around eagerly and spotted Kamal, who at the same time walked towards them. Kapila didn’t make it too obvious, she ordered a Gobi ka paratha with boondi ka raita, and some coffee. You can’t take the coffee from her menu, never. Ashwin, puri sabzi and lassi, of course, who wants to miss the lassi here!

With all the sumptuous food, the purpose was not forgotten, they were here for Ruhi. The clue provided by the grapes vendor’s son led them right here. Indeed the newspaper wrapped grapes had Kamal’s pic on it. Hamara Bhojanlaya was Mahi’s special spot, he loved the food here, the bhojanalaya being right in the heart of the city attracted tourists and the locals. The Panchala region has it mystic appearance and everything and everyone around here is waiting to be heard. They have stories to tell, but who has the time?

Kamal promised to meet them at 3 p.m during the lull period for a quiet chat at the chai stop, far away from Hamara Bhojalaya, he didn’t want to be seen around with new people, of course. Ashwin, packed two parathas for lunch and set off towards their destination, the chai stop, not before visiting Mahi’s school. Kapila and Ashwin sat in the car, gazing at the playground, when the dong-dong brought in a score of enthusiastic running children on the deserted playground. They quietly had their parathas with pickle and set out to the chai stop. Kamal was there, waiting for them. The minute he saw them, he ran, hugged Ashwin, muttering “kaise kare, kaise kare ?” (how do we do it ?”)

Kapila sat next to them, and waited for Kamal to calm down. Chai pehele! (Tea first!) Ashwin sipped his cup and asked Kamal “How is Shipla?”

Kamala said that she is better now. Kapila told him that they may not have time to meet her but will do so on their way back. He looked at Kapila and said to come and meet her “kaam hone ke baad” (after finishing the work”). This gave Kapila the strength to ask him what happened?

Kamal narrated the incident without batting an eyelid, he said they traveled many districts and cites, then reached a conclusion and now it is time that everything is out in the open, to which Ashwin reponded “Haan! Yeh zaroori hai” (yes, this is important).

Kamal began talking about the next destination, and was about the mention the fouth spot, when suddenly Hashim Da appeared and ordered for elaichi wali chai (cardamom tea). Kamal sneaked through the corner of the chai stop and waved away to Ashwin and Kapila.

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