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Live Today for a Happy Tomorrow



A couple days back, I was out with my family watching a Bollywood motion picture Baar Baar Dekho. It’s a romantic movie where the male protagonist gets to relive his future that could change his present and also could help him make his life better. He is a mathematical virtuoso by profession who calculates every step in his life logically and who ignores the true meaning of life. He loves his to be wife, his childhood sweetheart, but has his own doubts due to which he wasn’t certain to marry her. But a small travel to his future allows him to rethink what he could miss in his life due to his wrong choices. 
Though, I did not enjoy watching the movie, but I actually liked the message behind the story. What if we all got a chance to peep into our future and got to see what lies in there for us? What if we got a chance to correct our mistakes, which would affect our future? What if we got a chance to make our future better? Wouldn’t that be exciting? We all have our regrets. A thought would come in our mind of backtracking and changing things to make our future better with fewer regrets or no regrets. But in reality, we cannot undo what we have already done. All of us have our own priorities. We dream big and work for our better future. We pick our vocations accordingly and work hard to achieve our goals. Careers are imperative, no doubt, but while achieving those big dreams of our life, we sometimes tend to forget to live in our present. We sacrifice many little things in our way to fulfill our goal. Sacrifice is a part of everybody’s life, but we shouldn’t get so involved in achieving our goal that we forget to feel the small happiness in our lives. To make our future brighter, we forget to live in our present. We cannot undo our past, but we can learn a lot from it nor can we foresee our future and plan accordingly. The only thing we can do is to live today and we should do that to fullest. Discovering joy in little things is as important as achieving our bigger dreams. 

I won’t say to not worry for our future because that is something we cannot change, but we can start to live our present and feel all the happiness that comes our way. We should be there for our loved ones as they are more important than anything in our life. Instead of regretting in the future, it’s better to work on our mistakes or wrong choices and live a happy present, which will make our future brighter with less regrets. Don’t you think? 

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Manjhi- The Mountain Man


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          The real Dashrath Manjhi

Yesterday, I had gone to watch a movie ” Manjhi- The Mountain Man”. This movie is inspired by the true story of a poor labourer named Dashrath Manjhi who lived in the state of Bihar, India. The tale revolves around Dashrath who lived in a small village named Gehlaur with his family that included his father and his wife Phanguniya. He loved his wife insanely and did everything to keep her happy. It seemed as if, the only motive of Dashrath’s life was to guard his wife’s happiness. He was very possessive of her and his small world revolved only around her. The village where he resided was very far from his workplace and also from the vital medical facility like a hospital or a clinic. All the villagers had to climb the huge rocky mountain for their work or even to avail the medical facility.

Once the Dashrath’s pregnant wife  was climbing the mountain to feed her husband, who was working in the field located beyond the huge mountain during the lunch time, slipped  and fell off the mountain. Dashrath, anyhow took his wife to the hospital, travelling through the rocky mountain, but he got late and he lost his beloved wife.  This incident enraged Dashrath and he decided to carve a road through the mountain so that no one else lost their loved ones to the dangerous rocky mountain. With his hammer and chisel, he started with his mission of making a road all alone. Initially, people had laughed at him, called him a maniac, kids threw stones at him and teased him, but nothing stopped him. His deep and mad love for his wife was the only thing that kept him motivated  to complete his mission. Years passed by, difficulties grew, but Dashrath never stopped. After 22 years, he finally succeeded and formed a path 360 feet long, 25 feet deep in places and 30 feet wide. After this, he was popularly called as The Mountain Man.

Dashrath Manjhi was suffering from  gall bladder cancer and eventually died on 17th August 2007.  A state funeral was organised for him by The Government of Bihar. In 2011, after four years of his death, the Government built a metalled road in Gehlaur and named it after him, Dashrath- The Mountain Man Road.

The actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui did justice to his  role of Dashrath Manjhi. His acting actually made me feel, what Dashrath might have been through, while on his mission of carving the road in the memory of his beloved wife. I truly suggest you all to watch this amazing movie, which inspires us about the true love and how to never lose a hope and continue with our goal without bothering what the world has to say!.

Watch the trailer of the movie here:

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Inside Out


   
Today, I had been out with my family to watch the movie’ “Inside out”. Initially, I was least interested to watch this film, as I am not much fascinated by animated movies 😕 . But later, when I watched the movie, I didn’t regret my decision, of accepting to go for it 😀 .

Truly, I enjoyed watching the movie and it’s a new and an amazing concept that is picturised on our inner emotions. We are always curious to find out, what exactly is running in someone’s mind 😐 . But, we are never able to find that as we are just humans! This movie is exactly about how our innermost feelings and emotions behave and play their roles in our lives. Joy 😀 , Sadness 😔 ,  Anger 😡 , Disgust 😑  and Fear 😨 , all of these five emotions work on their respective expedition. To keep a human happy was Joy’s motto, but on the other hand Sadness made sure that a human developed the sad feeling within. Fear was on a mission of being careful and to be alarmed always, whereas Disgust warned a human what to eat or what not to, hence preventing them from getting poisoned or groggy. Anger, on the other hand, was making a human’s life miserable by venting out their irritation or displeasure regarding something by doing something awfully wrong. All these emotions were shown working together in a main head office of a little girl Riley’s brain. These emotions guided her through her happy and difficult situations. 

Watching this film, I just thought,  how our inner emotions battle among themselves to win and rule our certain situation or phase. How one of the emotions that wins and makes a greater impact on how we deal with our plight. Joy always ensure to think positive, be in whatever situation we are. It induces us to be strong and think of some solution to solve our problems. It works towards our happiness. On the other hand, Sadness makes us feel depressed all the time. It makes our mind weak and our mind would be occupied with the negative thoughts with no space for the positive ones. But, sometimes it happens that Sadness would bring back our lost happiness. When we regret doing something very dreadful, we feel sad and realize to correct our mistake. At this point, Joy and Sadness do their work together to find our lost peace and happiness. The feeling of being afraid stops us from doing anything. Fear reduces our confidence and we end up being a failure. All of us are afraid of some or other thing and all we have to do at that time is to ask our inner Joy to function with more power and stay positive. Anger ruins everything. Many times, we regret, of things we do or say in anger. It drives our mind in a wrong direction and we end up doing things wrong. So, all we have to do, is never to let our positivity and inner patience die. 

 I always pray that, the JOY functioning in my mind works with a double force and helps me stay positive in every tough situation. I want the SADNESS inside my head to remind me that I may lose some important moments and precious people, if I stay sad or always negative. I want the ANGER inside me to stay calm and to be shown only on the people who have been cruel to me 😋 😌 .  I would ask DISGUST feelings to keep me from having tasteless food and help me stay away from unhygienic stuff 😜 And I want the FEAR in my mind to know that with positivity and a certain amount of confidence we can overcome anything we want.