Happy life 

 I want to establish that a happy life is a matter of choice. A happy life is not one lived in El-dorado. Neither is it a perfect life. Once you have fulfilled the premise of deciding to be happy. You must ensure some tenets to sustain it:- Observe the golden rule : do unto others as... Continue Reading →


Every picture speaks #2

The expression on his face says it all. A perfect mix of desolation, devastation and a hope for a positive future. Old and withered body but the gleam of the eyes speaks a lot. A portrait that is really close to my heart. -Shades Of Life

Every picture speaks #1

So guys, had this really important thing in mind since the past few days. Was working on it so couldn't update regularly. Now I am back with a bang with an entirely new series of picture story series. As we all understand, every picture has its own message and here we would try to uncover... Continue Reading →

Life lessons #17

It is vital that you commit 100 percent to your decisions. I live better listening to my intuition on most occasions. Sometimes it tells me that the decision I made is no longer the right one. It may have been right for a time, or maybe I just made a mistake. Nobody’s intuition is perfect.... Continue Reading →

Life lessons #16

Negative traits and their positive meanings: Guilt : To err is human. But you should accept and learn from your mistakes too. This acceptance will take you closer to the ultimate truth. Blame : Take the responsibility of the world. You might not be directly associated with the problem but taking its responsibility will make you stronger.... Continue Reading →

Life lessons #15

Negative traits and their positive meanings: Grief : You cannot control everything. Accept the loss and move on; give a positive side it to it. Fear : Life is unpredictable. Enjoy the unpredictability. Get out of your comfort zone and feel the joy of adventure. Hate : The world is not completely bad. There are things worth... Continue Reading →

Life lessons #14

As I spent more time with myself I deepened the connection I had with myself. I stopped being desperate for others company because I started to have more fun on my own. I became my own friend. I started to feel more secure as a person as I tapped into my true inner being. I... Continue Reading →

Life lessons #13

What is investment? Usain Bolt has won 9 gold medals in last 3 Olympics and he has run less than 2 mins on the track. That's economy of effort. Usain Bolt ran for less than 115 secs in total in his 3 Olympics and made $119 million dollars! That's more than $1 million for each... Continue Reading →

Life lessons #12

I was jogging one day and i noticed a person in front of me, about 1/4 of mile. I could tell he was running a little slower than me and I thought, i shall try to catch him. I had about a mile to go my path before i needed to turn off. So i... Continue Reading →

Life lessons #11

Stop seeking others approval for everything. This is the most liberating thing I have come across. As I loved and respected myself more, I stopped worrying about how much others liked or approved of me. I stopped doing things to be liked. This created space for me to be more authentic, less defensive, and more my... Continue Reading →

Life lessons #10

I am ashamed of how little I valued the fact that my time on earth is finite. I regret all the things I could have done but did not do. All the people I could have had amazing, life-changing conversations with. I hate that I gave so much time to consuming rather than creating. I have... Continue Reading →

Life lessons #9

As I was growing up my dad would always have to remind me that worrying about things that are outside of my control was harmful to my attitude and ultimately challenging my ability to be happy. Plus, I had no control so I should stop worrying. He’d continue by saying that worrying about something within... Continue Reading →

Life lessons #8

For a long time, I was ashamed of myself because I “felt too much.” People constantly told me, “Oh, you and your emotions! You’re such a cry baby!” It took me a while to accept that part of me, to accept that I am highly emotional. Today I can say I simply love my emotions, good... Continue Reading →

Introvert Struggles -13

There are people who like to invest a lot of energy and get a lot back. Some people don’t want to invest a lot and don’t expect a lot back. The people who are deemed the extroverts in pop literature, the people who are social butterflies, what they get back on an interpersonal level is... Continue Reading →

Festival of lights

Well, the time is here again when firecrackers light up and rule the skies. The entire country is illuminated by the warm glow of the flame dancing on diyas and colourful candles. I believe the entire festival is quite amazing in itself except the bursting of firecrackers. Too much of air and noise pollution. I feel... Continue Reading →

Introvert Struggles -12

Tortoises are out of fashion. They are no longer the wise ones, taking one patient step after another, coming out victorious in the end. Today, they are the ones who can’t cross the road fast enough, the ones most likely to get hit by a car. There is shame involved in being a tortoise. And... Continue Reading →

Introvert Struggles -11

So today I was engrossed in my thoughts of my early career days, I had a boss who wanted me to speak up more in meetings and be more outgoing, but with my introverted nature I liked to think things through first and not just blurt out an idea or a response. I was exhorted... Continue Reading →

Introvert Struggles -10

I am not alone with my “weird” schedule and feelings about socializing, etc. Every time I try to get on a “normal” schedule, it backfires and I’m miserable – I definitely wind up with my joy robbed. I know emotional trauma from my past has contributed to my inability to “rehabilitate” myself. But without a... Continue Reading →

Life lessons #7

You are not the epicenter of the universe. It’s very difficult to view the world from a perspective outside of your own, since we are always so focused on what’s happening in our own lives. What do I have to do today? What will this mean for me, for my career, for my life? What... Continue Reading →

Life lessons #6

There is no shame in not knowing. No one has it all figured out. Nobody has all the answers. There’s no shame in saying “I don’t know.” Pretending to be perfect doesn’t make you perfect. It just makes you neurotic to keep up the pretense of manufactured perfection. We have this idea that there is some... Continue Reading →

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