Thursday, 23 March 2017

Addiciton!

What will be first thing that strikes when you think of word addiction?

I know lot of us think about cigarettes, Alcohol or drugs.

There are few more dangerous addictions in the world. 

If you are a teetotaler you might proudly say I don't have any addiction.

I guess we all have addictions...few are good, like love;)

Few screw our lives. I am speaking about something which is spreading widely and rapidly through out world. Something which is becoming a part of our life in a bad way.

By now  you know what I am speaking about. Yes, it is Facebook, whats app, other social media messengers and last but not least Netflix.

We all start with just one episode, just one hour of chatting, just one hour of scrolling

By the time we realize the precious time would be gone. End of the early morning( at around 3 A.M...that would be sleeping time for lots of people) we would think sh*t I will never waste my time again and repeat the same thing from next day and that's when we know we are addicted.

Sadly we don't have any rehab for this but luckily it is all in our head and we can take control of our actions just say by uninstalling apps for a few days and see the beauty of life.

Once you know what we are missing in our life...I am sure we can reduce usage of anything to minimal.

I am not against technology...I am proud of inventions, there are many positive sides to this. But anything in excess is a hazard.

Irony of this post is I got to promote it through Facebook:):)

Happy reading!

Yours
Harika Bojanala
Go Green...Save trees:)



Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The happy post

"I am writing a happy post today" is what I thought. After an hour of brainstorming, I thought, who am I kidding, no women's life is pure happiness.

We struggle, we work hard and we earn anything putting our maximum selves, that's how we know the value of things. Nothing comes easy for us.

There are so many things which gets noticed only after we stop doing things. Being a women is like working 24*7 with out hikes and promotions. Though we get a promotion in the form of a child that makes us do 48 hours of work in 24 hours, but we happily do it because we respect relationships and we love people.

Here is to women, who does daily chores with out a word of appreciation from loved ones. Here is to women who wake up at 5 in the morning, prepare break fast, lunch, get kids ready to school, checks if husband had his lunch box packed and finally get's ready for her office. Here is to women who comes tired from work but does not rest a second to take care of her family. You deserve lot more than you get from this world. YOU ARE AWESOME.

I know there comes a time, when we think what are we doing and for whom are we making our bodies go through hell but what keeps us sane is we have people that love us.

It is freaking cold outside. Even with the jacket we might freeze to death, Don't go out side. That is how our conscience will respond if we are in Himalayan region but not for bunch of girls who would fill a pool with bucket(yes true) in the deathly colder time. They were not doing it as part of any ice bucket challenge nor for fun. They were doing it to represent our country for ice hockey. They were preparing rink of their own with the help of nature. The pool would get frozen through the night so they can practice hockey during the day. What gave you that dedication girls?
You go girls, win us a cup.

Their passion, dedication and team effort never ceases to surprise me. They are true inspiration. Read about Indian women Ice hockey team and their struggle here.

http://www.indiatimes.com/news/here-is-the-story-india-s-women-ice-hockey-team-their-struggle-for-survival-and-hopes-for-support-271974.html

Thanks to people who contributed for them. Our Women are  finally representing for IIHF Challenge Cup of Asia. I wish them all the very best.

I am ashamed to read number of rape incidents happening around world. How could they do it? I pray to God, there has to be a law to hang the people immediately and make their death so horrible that even the thought should scare them.

At least from this day, I hope women can finally walk safely whatever time or day it is.

Happy women's day:):)

Yours
Harika Bojanala
Go Green...Save Trees





Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Part 9: Life is full of surprises

I finished the little story I developed and was excited about Richard's response. I woke up early and headed to college little earlier than usual time. I was waiting for Richard to show up at his usual time, to my surprise he was there early too.

I tried to give him the printed copies of the story but Richard insisted on me reading every line by myself. His facial expressions and eyes somehow told me he was keen on story. When I read last word of it he looked at me and did not say anything.

That look assured me I was worth something. Later I asked him if he liked it. Richard said "kid, for a beginner that's wonderful but you still need to get hold on so much stuff"

I was little disappointed but accepted his truthfulness. I somehow feel connected to this old man. We went out in the lawn, Since the classes started by the time I completed my narration I decided to skip college for today and was seeking advice from old man.

Richard spoke a lot about his personal life.

Kid, I have always wanted to be a writer. There used to be ocean of thoughts pouring in me and something used to push me to write. When I sit down to write I was lack of words that made me feel worth less, I felt I was not up for it. There was always a battle going on with myself. Years passed by and I did not write even a single thing.

It was like, my words and thoughts never matched. How much ever I achieved in my life, this dream of mine killed me because I was not doing justice to it. I find same passion in you. I am telling you never give up.

Richard narrated me the story which was troubling him through out his life which gave me goose bumps.  Am I even worth writing this? that was the first question popped up to me when he completed projecting his thoughts.

He smiled. I know kid, you would be feeling the same way I felt, it runs in our blood. Put your heart and soul in it, make it your life and you will definitely succeed.

Those words inspired me like hell, an old man still fighting to put his thoughts in to words and desperately waiting for the world to read it and he chose me as an medium for it, that's when I decided I would do it.

I said, Richard, you would be proud by the time I complete it. He nodded and smiled happily. He left the place bidding bye.

I got a call form my father very next day and It was an awesome news. My sister's getting engaged.
I rushed home in the next available train. I hugged my sister as soon as I got home and teased her for a while. She could not stop blushing.

Soon there would be function in home we started cleaning up the house. Old golden memories popped up, my article collection, marbles I was saving, coins, key chains and a bunch of school memories just refreshed my day.

"Aloki enough cleaning your room, come here and help me in dad's room" ordered my mom. I made my room crystal clean and ran in to my dad's room. We were cleaning Dad's cupboard, I saw something, I rubbed my eyes twice and its still the same. I fell down and passed out.

I see some one sprinkling water on me, I slowly got up and realized it was my mom. My mom was shaking me trying to bring me back to life, I stammered "that....Richard...how"

My mom asked me to take deep breaths. After I calmed me she asked me what's the matter. I asked her why is Richard's photo in dad's cupboard? She was surprised. How would you know Richard?

I was still in shock, on the photo it was written  Richard Birth:1850 Death: 1900. Was Richard dead? how could I see him?

I tried to gather answers from my mom first instead of scaring her. I said nothing mom, I just did not have breakfast in the morning properly, I might have fainted. My mom was relieved. She asked me how I knew his name and I pointed at the photograph which had name on it.

Richard was your Dad's grandfather. This photo might have been stored by your grandfather. He died when your dad was young I believe. You can ask your dad if you want more details.

Though I nodded to her I could not stop thinking of it. Did I speak to a person who was invisible to everyone all these days?

I was waiting for dad to come home soon. I hear his activa making noise outside. I went straight to him with the photograph and asked "dad, tell me everything about great grandfather" he was surprised. He said Richard was great man Aloki, my father used to speak high about him. unfortunately I could not spend much time with him, he passed away when I was young.

I saluted to the old man for his zest and started to bring him back to life through words.

I began writing the story which was untold from 217 years.

THE DEAD TREE.



Go Green...Save Trees:)
Harika Bojanala



Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Part8: Revelaed

My friend found out Adarsh number faster than she said. I first wanted to confirm he was not the one who was doing this. I messaged him asking if he remembers me. He replied sorry, I don't have your number stored, can you please let me know your name. I messed up the message with fake name and my friend's wedding details were we met. He replied back Yeah!of course I do but I remember your name to be Sarayu from the memory lane, isn't it true?

He sounded true, I dared to call him. We exchanged how r u formalities and later he himself digged in my details. He asked me what am I doing now and about my life. Meanwhile I digged Ashwin name just curious to listen something from him. He sounded as if he doesn't know you. I went in more details about you and he said he knew you.

I was shell shocked when I heard he knew you! I cursed myself for dailing him in, for a while I even started  crying for inviting the troubles all by myself. I said I will call you back and immediately cut the call. After around 30 minutes I got another letter. Scared and shivering I opened the letter only to see this

Your photo...first I didn't notice what was scary in it. Just then I noticed there was someone hiding in the picture. The pic was taken in your office. The person was wearing a black mask on his face and wearing black shoes. It appeared as if he was part of darkness. Since you like black and painted hard black at your corner, he was mixed up with the paintings and other stuff there, how cleverly he did that. He also sent a letter

THIS IS SAMPLE SO THAT YOU DON'T DARE TO MEET POLICE. IF YOU DO ANYTHING CRAZY YOU WILL SEE MY BLACK DARLING.
                                                 
                                                                       



I did not know what to do. My brain went numb. I was almost on verge of killing myself. I could not dare to see you being harmed because of my stupid decision to make a phone call. I tuned hard to think to find any link. |Thats when an message popped up. |It was from Adarsh.

Hey, I understand you are in some problem. I would be glad to help.

It was way too much for me to take in. I was in complete dilemma on whom to believe.I didnot reply to his message for long time.

That's when other message popped up.

He explained me how you both met and asked me to make a call once you are in home. It was little convincing. I had no other choice other than speaking with Adarsh.

I explained him each and every bit. He was shcoked too for a while. He told me he needs little time to think over.

After 6 hours or so he called me back. He said you are free now and you wont get any letters or messages because he found the person who was torturing me.

I was surprised and kind of relieved about what he was saying and at the same time suspicious to believe. I asked him who it was. He sighed and said its a long story.

Trust me, I will meet you in person and explain everything, before meeting you I will speak with Ashwin first.

As he said, he met me today and showed me that idiot's photo. I still don't have any clue who he is. But Adarsh said he will come home in sometime.

Sarayu looked at me crying, I can imagine the pain she would have undergone all these days, compared to her suffering mine was nothing. I hugged her tight. She didn't move away instead held me even more tight. Don't know how long we were in each other's arm. It's the door bell that made us aware of surroundings.

I asked Sarayu tos it and opened the door, It was Adarsh, he hugged me and said glad that you are safe man. I was more kind of puzzled thinking who that idiot might be.

Adarsh made both of us sit comfortably and he showed me the photograph of the person. I was still as clueless as Sarayu. I have never seen him in my life.

Puzzled right? Adarsh looked at us and started explaining.

Ashwin, do you remember that strange incident when you were crossing the road with headphones in? I nodded blankly.You fell down when I pushed you aside I noticed you were safe. Before I could speak with you, I saw the car going out of control on the turn. I immediately followed the car to see if I could help them. By the time I reached the place, he lost control and hit the pole. Before people gathered I checked their condition. Luckily they were both fine. They were wearing seat belts. The person who drove lost his consiousness and rested his head on steering. The women next to him was
safe and I asked her if I should take him to hospital? She nodded.

We drove to the hospital, She didn't even cared for him through out the way, it was me who was worried more about him. I enquired about their relationship and she said she was his wife. That made me go ohhhh!

While he was getting treated, that women suddenly took my hands in to hers and said please save me!
I knew there was something wrong. She explained what an ass**ole he was. He is an psychopath and have been treating her real bad since marriage. She herself was planning to escape from the hell. She was glad that this accident happened. She planned n number of times to get divorce but he threatened her that he would kill her if she does so. She was an orphan and had dreams and goals to achieve.
I didn't think much. I took her out of that hell and sent her to my native village.

I created a scene that she was dead and since she registered for organ donation her body was taken immediately to retrieve the organs. I saw him grow restless when I told this. I was scrared he would dig in further details. But he didn't.

I was dumbstuck as Adarsh kept on explaining. I wondered how other side of world will be. I lived happily all this days unaware of so much that had happened. I was glad that I didn't kill anyone because of my sheer neglaegance.

Sarayu asked Adarsh how he got his sim?

Adarsh smiled and said I had bought a new phone which allows only nano sims, I had put the sim in my pocket. It might have fallen somewhere while transferring him to the backseat.

World is so small. I blocked the sim as soon as I found it was missing. May be the after few days this idiot bought this sim luckily with same number.

Thats how I doubted this psychopath. I was not aware where he would be. I with regret, asked his wife all the places he hangs out generally, I visited all the places, gave him blue and black, he mentioned every inch of detail. I locked him in my home. He is an illeterate idiot. He and his friend, kind of literate planned this stupid dumb stuff. They were even unware that phones can be tracked using number. All they wanted was money.

One more thing I found out was he himself registered his wife for organ donation and was in plans to kill her for money. Someone suggested him this worst idea. Had we not saved her that day, she would be dead by now.  I didn't wanted any further investigations to grow up in that case and lost contact with you. All that mattered to me was her safety.

Since you are the reason for his wife to be killed according to him. He developed a grudge on you, he wanted to show you and your wife sample of torture. His next step was to demand money!

Now it was my turn to ask doubts. But how does he know me Adarsh? he barely saw me once?

Even I was clueless, when I gave him properly he revealed. He was your cab driver at office. He has seen you many times.You might have not noticed him since drivers keeps changing for office cabs. Though he knows in which office you work, it took him long time to findout your house and other details.

He planned things. First he wanted to torture Sarayu and kill her like how he planned to kill his wife. Before that he wanted money. I could not believe he planned so much... Such an idiot.

My mouth was wide open. I din't know how to thank Adarsh. We immediately filed a complaint and made sure that idiot never comes out of the prision.



Thanks,
Harika Bojanala
Go Green...Save Trees:)










Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Part7: Other side of the coin

Sarayu greeted opposite person. Since she was standing opposite to him I could not get glimpse at first but when I realised who it was I went speechless! It was ADARSH. I could not believe this, they were speaking as if they know each other from long time.

They spoke something seriously for a while, they exchanged some photos through phone as far as I understood. I wondered what was going on there. For a moment, I felt Adarsh wanted to solve the issue and might be speaking with her, but it is so unlikely to believe that they don't know each other from what I see.

My guts didn't support me to stay for long, I went back home and  plopped on bed. What's happening in my life? everything is going un expected. If he really want to meet Sarayu why didn't Adarsh tell me when we first met.

I trust Sarayu completely and  no doubt in it, but I really wanted to know why she is doing all strange things. I wanted to get things clear no matter what. 

Sarayu came home rather happily. I didn't know how to respond. For God's sake, can you please explain what's happening in my life Sarayu? and why did you meet Adarsh? how do you know him?

Sarayu stared at me and said "so, you spyed on me Ashwin?"

Umm, I can not let more misunderstandings peep in, so I explained everything, she kind of looked convinced.

Sarayu leave everything and tell me , I want to know every goddamn thing and this heck of suffering should end today.

Sarayu let out a deep sigh.I will tell you everything Ashwin, but first I am sorry for making you go through hell, I literally went through same hell. I made you cry and I cried more for making you so. I was in a state of quandry. I was unable to decide between good and bad. I completely needed to know truth.

It was around few days before I recieved a message from unknown person in whatsapp. It read Ahswin is an idiot, he plays with people and their life, don't trust him. I was angry seeing that message, I didn't wanted to see any word bad on you, I simply blocked the number. Next day, I recieved a parcel with a letter in it. 

I opened the letter and it said

If you don't do as I instructed, your dearest husband Ashwin will be shot! You will see the consequences if you ignore. 

You know what Ashwin? the font was written in Bold red and there was no address on the post. I was dumbstruck seeing the post. I suddenly felt like I was under survilliance of someone. 

The person sent instructions to me 2 days once, I strictly followed them in fear of losing you. The letter always said not to be in good terms with you and I should not speak with you. At one point of time I even thought of divorcing you instead of making you go through this hell.

I thought and thought and thought, but could not get a clue on who it was. I even tried tracking the blocked number expecting some clue. I approached my friend who works in telephone department and it was taken with wrong address in illegal means. To continue digging more details, I was worried he would find out and cause you harm.

The person used to send me letters abusing you in meanest ways. I was wondering what harm you did that made him/her do such extreme things. They are not troubling you physically and they are not demanding me money, So, I didn't understand the whole concept of what they would yield out of it.

After checking for the details of the number, I waited if they would warn me. I didn't get anything. I assumed they are not aware of my activites. I went ahead with further more digging. My friend verified previous records and sent me the persons who used the sim earlier to this person. 

I glanced through first 2 records and could not find anything. The 3rd record was known person. I remember seeing him. I pressured my brain and it suddenly hit me. It was Adarsh. I had met Adarsh in my friend's wedding. I was shocked to see Adarsh pic there. 

Was he doing everything? what does he want? why is he doing this?

I immediately replied to my friend and asked to get details of Adarsh if she can. Since she works in telephone department. She has many other friends who works for other networks.

There was a deal between us, what ever emails I send her should be read and deleted immediately and same is the case for me. She said she needs 2 days time to get Adarsh number.

That 2 days were night mare for me. I used to get scared that the person will find out and will harm you. The very next day he wrote, I will update you next major step in 24  hours, if you do any crazy stuff in between you know what would happen.

It was like my nerves will split up any moment with fear and tesnsion. I felt like hugging you and crying loudly. 


Harika Bojanala:)
Go Green...Save Trees



Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Part6: unforeseen

After a deep analysis and knowing  I can't do anything about it...I forced my brain not to think about it. It flew to a different direction, I made root cause analysis for sarayu's whats called as an intelligent response. I thought sarayu might have been happy and sent a smiley  and my brain said think with common sense Ashwin, if she is happy why is she not talking to you.

Later that night my mobile beeped, it was a whatsapp message from Adarsh.

Any problem mate? you sounded troubled? would be glad to help you, if I can!

I smiled reading the message, he is saviour, when I last met Adarsh he saved my life, like I am alive just because of him. I was walking on a busy street with headset tucked in my ears and higher volume. I was so deeply involved in the music I didn't notice a car which was almost close to hit me, that's when Adarsh came running and dragged me aside. What I did not understand was he immediately started his bike and started following it at high speed, I shouted Adarsh, wait I am comming, he was long gone before I could say anything more. Later I tried reaching him through phone n number of times and I went to his room only to find it closed. He stayed alone and I have no contact with any one else who knows him. All my attempts to have any kind of contact with him were invain.

Now here he is, suddenly appeared in my life like a magic. I started feeling positive. I replied him, we will meet tomorrow at garden restaurant 10 A.M. He replied Ok.

Since it was sunday, there was little crowd in the restaurant. It was breezy pleasant morning. I was looking at the clouds and was thinking deeply, Don't gaze too much man, u will get even the clouds down! I turned around to see smiling Adarsh.

We ordered breakfast and started discussing. I explained him each and every bit of what had happened. He listened to everything patiently. Later he told me something which made me realise Sarayu's love towards me more.

Something might be bothering her man, may be a big thing which you hided ftrom her and which she found out or she must be under pressure about something, she might be struggling whether to tell you or not. Inspite of all these, she still loves you, that's how she didn't leave you, that's how she cooks your favourite stuff, that's how she is trying not to make your personal matters public.

After listening to what Adarsh said, I felt happy, atleast my so called happily ever after life is not going to end. Sarayu loves me. The thought itself made me feel better.

Comming to the secrets, I dont have one, I have shared everything with her. I even told her about my past affair and how we broke up, it was not even love, it was just two unmatured male and female who thought it was love and were in relationship for few months.

I finally asked Adarsh to advice me . He said time heals everythig and have faith in god. That was the least disppaointing reply I expected from him.

Umm I sighed and we parted ways. When we came out Adarsh started to home in his bike and I kick started my bike in opposite direction towards my home. That's when I noticed Sarayu in her vespa she wears an half helmet inspite of my insistence that it is not safe. She covered her face with the shawl. I was wondering where she is heading to at this hour.

I reluctantly followed her. I know it is worst manner but I didnt have any other choice. She was heading in the staraight road and was riding faster than her usual speed. She finally took a right turn and stopped at a restaurant. She parked her vehicle and went inside.

She went and sat in a table which said reserved.

I was in utter shock at the sight of what was happening there.


Yours
Harika.
Go Green...Save Trees

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Part5: Strange things at odd times

Sarayu got up with a thud and pushed me aside. I was so weak to even protest, I let go of her. I slept ignoring every freaking thing as if it never happened. My eyes were so heavy, it looked like I took responsibilities of each and every person in the world and I alone worked on their behalf. They refused to listen to me, for a while I ignored whole world and slept. 

I slept for what felt like an eternity, I woke up after a relaxed sleep and moved to kitchen to see if there was food left over for me. Sarayu prepared my favourite ragi balls and daal. Looks like even she didn't touch the food. I am scared now, she is turning out to be wierder day by day,  its time to take her to a doctor.

I took food in a plate and requested her to eat. Better mind your own freaking bussiness Mr.Ashwin was her curt reply. I sighed, I didn't want to spoil my health, I should be atleast strong enough to take care of her. I calmly sat at the couch and started eating.

Sarayu threw back, I-can't-believe-you-are-ignoring-me-and-eating look at me. I gave a weak smile. Surprisingly she waved her hand in the air saying whatever, she moved in to kitchen and got her food, she sat on the mini stool and started eating. I patted myself in mind and it felt like a perfect strategy to make her eat and gain health again.

We sat seperately and ate , with millions of thoughts running in each of us, the TV we were watching just felt like the background for those thoughts.

It was fun watching TV earlier. we have set it up so well, we used to play good old HD quality movies in our 42 inch sony TV which felt like a mini theater. I used to prepare pop corn and masala papad. Sarayu used to cook whichever I liked. Every Saturday night used to be heaven. We cuddle each other and enjoy the show. Half of the times Sarayu dozes off to sleep in the middle, I make her sleep comfortable, cover her with a blanket and reduce volume so that she does not get disturbed, She holds my hand in between and sleeps like a kid.

We are together even now but like 2 startngers in same room under same roof. Nothing else is common. If she really has a problem, can't she tell me? Am I that hard hearted man who does not listen? I drew towards negativity. It is at this time I behave like an idiot. Before I scold her again. I moved out slamming the door hard.

After going out I messaged her, Sarayu...I really love you. Please tell me if I did something wrong, I will definitely correct it, I swear. 

I know she ignores this message like 1000s of my useless messgaes from past few days. I roamed, roamed and roamed aimlessly. It started raining, I didn't mind getting drenched, so I started walking towards nowhere, Thats when suddenly put a hand on my shoulder, little scared I turned back only to see my old friend.

Hey Ashwin, Good to see you man! how are you! where were you all these days, he didn't change even a bit, he is same old Aadarsh who speaks non stop. I said ohh ohh Adarsh give your questions a break, u have not changed a bit. He laughed and we discussed how he suddenly appeared here. 

Adarsh was not actually my friend, we met rather strange. I rarely go to temples. But that day Rajan pulled me inside since it was his birthday and he is big devotee. Feeling bored inside, I looked at Adarsh who was lighting a diva with pure devotion. I could see it in his eyes. I rarely saw guys doing this stuff. So I even smiled at him. He smiled back. I could not sustain my eagerness. I somehow wanted to know what lead him to divinity. He smiled and said if time comes even you will be routed to GOD.

I did not understand it at that moment. Even now I don't understand it. I see Rajan doing prayers but I never noticed that spark in anyone else but Adarsh.

Me and Adarsh met in strangest kind of ways for few more days. He was in touch for few days and disappeared suddenly. Now he comes again. We spoke for longest time. 

It was almost in the mid night I reached home. We have 2 keys. I opened the door with my key and went inside. I opened my phone to save Adarsh number. I had asked him to dial in. Thats when I noticed. Sarayu had replied to my message. I felt like an achiever, my heart beat was faster than usual, if there was any meter to measure it would have blasted at the moment, I was scared to see the message. Finally I gained all strength and read it.All she sent is this

:)

These girls!!!! Only God has super powers to understand them. Here I go I said God.

Later I wondered if it is God who created people, why did he make huge diffrence between men and women, why cant he make them similar atleast in thought process? 2 girsls can easily understand whats going on in their mind and same is the case with 2 boys. Also I noticed boys don't gave a deep thoughts to so many things to which girls over think and make it complicated.




Yours,
Harika.
Go Green...Save Trees:)