Each morning when I board a metro for my college, I see so many activities going on and on, in every nook and cranny of the city. My twenty minutes ride to the nearest metro station shows me hundreds of people, both male and female walking in a particular direction and going to their work places. All of them, like a herd of sheep, walking with the same expression but not the same thoughts. Every time I see them I wonder how there life would be like. What all things would be going on in their minds as they make their way through the traffic. Same time, same road, same noise of horns and pollution all around, same tempo...everything seems so same and mundane in their life. And then comes my metro ride. The thought conquers my mind again as I enter the metro. There is no difference. The hustle-bustle of a metropolitan city is so prominent here. But then while thinking about others’ life and aspirations, my thoughts take a halt and come back to my own life and aspirations. It seriously gives me chills when I realise that "God, I am too a part of a mechanized world". And this is true. I do nothing different. My day begins with me going to college, attending boring lectures, having lunch, waiting for my friends, coming back home, exhaustion taking over, trying to take some rest and going to sleep. This is what I do every single day. Everything is so dull and grey as all the things fall within my comfort level. But hey, I was not put on this earth to lead a humdrum life like this. There are so many things to do, so many things to experience but I am not experiencing anything new. I am WASTING my life and this is just not done.
I so want to break the conventional norms and do something beyond my comfort zone. Something like breaking my schedule, visiting unexpected places, doing out of the ordinary things, bringing back home some amazing memories and making my life worth living.
Yesterday was one such day. I did something different. I visited a place which, after so long, gave me a taste of peace and contentment. I visited Hauz Khas Village with my ladies.
It was a breath-taking place. There was no crowd and no rush in the air. A place that I had longed to visit for like so many months. From our first step there to our last step, we all were like, “why didn’t we come here before? And how did we miss something like this?” It was so unlike the whole of Delhi. We could see few people relaxing, few enjoying with their friend circle, few taking a stroll by the lake and few exploring the fort. The positive ambience of that place made all of us feel so damn good from within. We felt like we got our dose of gratification.
Though we did not have much time to visit whole of the place cause it was really big and we had to leave early, we managed to make it a memorable day. And it became all the more special cause it was International Women's Day and I was with the best girls in my life..!! :)
Here are some snaps of the same :
This is Bhumika, Kajal and Shivangi in the photo.
This is the lake I mentioned above...it was green yet so serene (aah rhyme! :D )
Kajal, Shivangi and me
Okay I know we are looking insane but we were actually admiring ducks.. :)
Hauz Khas Fort.
And I really really really wish that I get to visit many such places where I feel alive from within. But next time I want Nikita (my another special girl) to be with us and I hope she's reading this. :)