The Legacy Of TK Marg…

 

Tekandas Kataria Marg is one of the most happening streets I’ve encountered in Mumbai. Whether it’s break of day or nightfall it’s got a life of its own. Cultural harmony is omnipresent with people from various walks of life coming and going to earn a living for themselves. Everyone’s got their schedule on point right from the flower lady getting the garlands ready for the morning temple prayers to the food stalls that open up in the evening during the work hour rush. The routine in itself is fascinating to observe. The tiniest of details for example the dog cuddled up in front of a parked car –you’ll find it there in the very same spot every morning without fail. The street also depicts an atmosphere of animal and human harmony. It has some really old buildings like Dalmia Building – built in 1918 which will be replaced by new construction sooner or later. ‘Artifacts’ like the letter box that almost no one uses anymore still stand strong on the sidewalks beckoning for people to use them. Technology has left a lot of services like the postal paralyzed. But some things like restaurant delivery still happen on bicycles. The street vendor sleeping on the street shows how carefree her life must be having a sound sleep in spite of the loud environment, which just comes to show how the people of this city have learnt to accept their fate in this unending noise pollution. There are a couple of cows at both ends of the street next to two temples that people very reverently take blessings from. The road finally leads up to the Matunga flyover which connects the famous Matunga Road Station and has also a created a connection to many other places like Kurla, Sion, Dharavi etc. The station is bustling with people at peak hours showing the extent of urbanization. The street today has gotten its importance due to it being a connecting route to many prominent places like Hinduja Hospital, David Sassoon Children’s School and newly opened Big Bazaar. It’s filled with restaurants of different cuisines all to suit the taste and budget of the crowd. Unlike every other story that comes to an end, this one has none, because every day is a new beginning. People will live and die, but the legacy of Tekandas Kataria Marg will love on…

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What if religious history was rewritten…

Note : This article is by no means against any religious beliefs. I have written this from my own perspective.

“It doesn’t matter how religious you are, logic is something that defies all religious laws”
– Logical Me

When God created the world, he made man ‘in his image’. He gave man ‘wisdom’. It all sounds really amazing without the apostrophes. Now, the apostrophes make you think. Think of what?

God made us the most intelligent creatures on this planet. The most intellectual. The most balanced creatures. But, there was a catch to all these free privileges i.e. incomplete wisdom. If God gave us the complete 100% wisdom, we would have all been good – all perfect with no flaws, because apparently we are all like God. Then why are we not?

Imagine a world where everyone was good. Evil never existed. There’d be no suffering. No suffering implying no need for help. No need for help implying no prayers. No prayers implying no God. Why do we have a forgiving God? Why does forgiveness even exist? If God wished he could, with a snap of his finger eradicate evil from the world but he did not do that. Why? He’d then be non existent to us. After all who likes to be a loner?

Now let me take you into a whole new kind of hypothetical situation. What if Jesus never died? Accepted God sent Jesus, his only son to die for our sins. But have we really repented? Who is he going to send next? Why won’t judgement day ever happen? What’s God waiting for? More sacrifices, more innocent children, babies, brainwashed teens and young adults laying down their lives in the name of sacrifice and God is a so called forgiving and merciful God? Coming back to Jesus, if he never died and the people accepted him, Christianity would never exist. At the same time speaking for God, it doesn’t really matter if Christianity exists or no because all God wanted when he created Adam and Eve was that humans be good and ‘obedient’ people. Why did he even put an apple tree when he did not want them to touch it? But as time passed on humans began creating their own beliefs and how do we know which one to believe? The most logical solution is not to believe in any. Believe in yourself.

Religion is a topic forever debatable, until the day God himself comes down to me to explain this mystery. God, I hope you’re reading this…

When Loneliness Struck Me…

Who thought that this time would come? A time when all of a sudden the only people who kept you company abandon you to your own ugly fate. When silence slows down time to microseconds you can’t catch up to. When your left to continue your only pass time…introspection.
I began writing this paragraph/journal or whatever you would like to call this, in the midst of my noisy classroom. Looking at everyone engaged in group talk, I felt the sudden urge to blog, but all I had was a pen and a notebook to note down my thoughts. I could feel the pangs of loneliness seep deep into me. Makes me realise that even after 2 years in a class of strangers, I still feel like nothing less than a stranger. The struggle to ‘fit in’ seems unending. Should I give up? They said “never give up, no matter what”. But they never gave any inspiring instructions in double quotes as to what to do when all struggle leads to glorious failure.
I apologize for ending “whatever you’d like to call this” abruptly but I’ve finally got someone to talk to. Yet deep down in my heart loneliness lurks like a lost soul desperate to find it’d way to heaven ; if I could just map my way to happiness…

Have a great day! 😁

Successful Illusions To My Heart

Note: this is a sequel to my previous article “Illusions to My Heart”. Please do read that to know exactly what I’m talking about over here. (I’m no YouTuber, but it’s just for your information.)

Let me begin by congratulating my brain on graduating to become a professional illusionist to my heart! Yes, I’m successfully over my depression. That guilty feeling that keeps poking my heart. It’s finally gone. My brilliant brain mastered it in just two days (I wonder where it’s skills were for the past two years). Of course I can’t tell you how it managed to do so, since it’s a part of some of your life’s fruitful experiences, that you shall learn through experience only. I’m not being mean here, it’s just that something’s need to be learnt by yourself.
What I do want to share with you is the changes that ‘successful illusions to your heart’ will bring in your life. Firstly, it made my heart lighter. The last thing you want in your life is, walking around with a heavy heart ; full of troubles and burdens that you’ve taken unnecessarily. The heart is like an entire human body. The more you eat, the fatter you get, the heavier you get, more burdensome it gets to move around. Your heart works in the same way ; the more troubles and burdens you stuff up in your heart, the heavier it gets to carry it around. The next thing that changed in me is that I now see a a much wider world out there! At first it felt like my thoughts and my world were just limited to one thing. Now, I see this open world where life is actually worth living for. And lastly it brought me great happiness. I started seeing happiness in every little thing around me. Things that I hadn’t thought of before.
What more would you want in life when you’ve got happiness within you. The feeling that you can do anything and opportunities are awaiting your return with open arms.
My brain successfully conquered the thoughts of my heart and, for some reason it feels good. I know that I’ve made the right decision. I know that I will not have any regrets about this in the future, and there is no looking back.

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