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Today, 15th August, marks the day of Independence of the most diverse country on the planet. From the eternal famous Himalayan range in the north to the great Indian ocean in the south, from the Thor desert of Rajasthan in the west to the green paddy fields of Arunachal Pradesh in the far East, this country has a lot to offer.
The diversity of people, religion, culture, languages and what not always amazes me and makes me feel lucky to be a part of this diversity.
Today is the day to remind of the great freedom fighters, martyrs and soldiers who didn’t hesitate to give away their lives just cause we sleep peacefully in this ever beautiful country.
Sare Jahan se accha, Hindustan hamara ❤️
May God bless each and every country with perpetual health, wealth, and peace 🙏🙏🙏
This is a list of 25 things I wanna do ( or even you!! ) before dying. If you haven’t read the previous part, go check it out first 🙂❤️
Anyways, let’s start 🤗
11. Learn A New Language
Learning a new language is never easy but it’s so satisfying when you are able to converse with someone in a foreign language! I admire people who are multilingual — I’m personally fluent in Bengali, English and hindi while having functional knowledge of Sikkimese, Japanese, and French. I hope to learn a few foreign languages like Spanish, or German, in the future.
12. Spectacle The Northern Lights
13. Dance Barefoot In The Rain
14. Go On Bamboo Rafting
We are surrounded by high-tech modes of transport from airplanes to automobiles, so it’s nice to kick back and return to nature with bamboo rafting. Here, you stand on a bamboo raft and navigate your way through the river, while enjoying splendid nature views.
15. Meet Someone You Only Dreamt Of Meeting
If you can meet someone, anyone, living in this world, who will you choose? There are many inspirational people whom I want to meet, but tops on my list will be Lionel Messi, Dalai Lama and PewDiePie. They are an embodiment of what it means to be a strong, successful, authentic, and inspirational person in our modern world today, all values that I strive to achieve myself.
16. Try Out Front line Jobs
17. Learn Sign Language
Sign language is a language that uses body language (as opposed to verbal communication) to convey messages. Did you know there is actually no one universal sign language? One of the greatest misconceptions about the sign language is that there is one common sign language across the world, which isn’t true. While sign languages may share similarities to each other, every country generally has its own native sign language, with some having more than one!
18. Witness A Solar Eclipse
19. Plant A Tree And Watch It Grow
20. Create Your Dream Home
We live in our home for nearly half our life — make it two-third for those of us who work from home — so why not make it a beautiful and inspirational place that nourishes our soul? You don’t need to be a millionaire to create your dream home, for there are lots of cheap yet creative furnishing options these days (IKEA comes to mind). What you need is an expressive mind, a good eye for colors, and a well-planned budget.
21. Go Deep Into The Heart Of Mother Nature
22. Volunteer At A Hospice
A hospice is a place of care for the terminally ill, in their final months/week. While we can’t do anything about the patients’ condition, what we can do is to provide emotional and spiritual support to them in their last days. Consider volunteering at a hospice — not only will you change the lives of the patients and their loved ones, you may well change your life in the process too.
23. Go On A Meditation Retreat
With the urban, work-driven and material-driven culture that most of us live in today, it’s easy to get lost in the thick of things and neglect our well-being. When that happens, it helps to go on a meditation retreat to reconnect with our inner selves. I’ve been on a meditation retreat before, Vipassana Meditation, which is a 10-day free meditation retreat (it’s donation-based). During the course, I did a deep dive into meditation — think continuous, nearly non-stop meditation from 4:30am to 9pm every day for 10 consecutive days!! I got to sit still and listen to my deepest inner thoughts, which apparently had been inside me all this while, just that I didn’t know about them.
24. Tell your parents and siblings that you love them
25. Seek Enlightenment
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That’s my bucket list, what’s yours?
“Every man dies, not every man really lives”
– William Ross
If you don’t live your life by goals and plans, chances are that you’ll spend most of your lifetime in a rush of day to day activities. Ever felt that days are passing you by without any meaningful bounty? Do we really do things daily that are gonna make us smile in our death-bed? Having a bucket list reminds you of what’s really important so that you can act on them.
So, here’s how my list goes.
1. Visit Every Country On The Planet
Traveling, it’s the single best activity that exposes you to new cultures, broadens your mind, moves out of your comfort zone, allows you to meet new people, and lets you experience the wonders of the world. And visiting each country on the planet is a feat every solo Traveller would die to achieve.
2. Experience Marine Life Up-Close
As humans, we spend all of our lives on land. Yet there is a whole world under the sea that we’re not privy to! Do you know that 71% of the Earth’s surface is actually the ocean? And do you know that because of the ocean’s depth, it contains about 300 times the habitable volume of the terrestrial habitats on Earth — and many ocean species are still to be discovered?
3. Trek The Inka Trail
The Inca Trail is the most famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world. It starts from Chillca and follows a route to Machu Picchu, The Lost City of the Incas.
4. Do an Extreme Sport
The experience is immense and one that nobody will ever forget. I do recommend everyone to try at least one extreme sport in our lifetimes! (Of course, make sure *all* safety precautions are in place and you are with professional and licensed instructors.) While the experience may only last a couple of minutes, those few minutes will be some of the most memorable ones in your life.
5. Perform Kind Deeds Without Expecting Anything In Return
Many of us are often waiting to receive rather than to give. Yet for any relationship to work, there has to be both giving and receiving. If you often find yourself wondering why no one is giving you what you want, how about practicing giving to others first? The rest will follow 🙂❤️
6. Publish My Own Book
Being a writer isn’t about having tip-top grammar and literary skills, though it’s important to write with good english. Being a writer is about having a message to share with the world. Prior to their hit series, J.K. Rowling (author of Harry Potter series) and Stephenie Meyers (author of Twilight series) were not at all professional writers — Meyer’s only professional work was as a receptionist in a property company.
7. Get Closure on Past Unhappiness
8. Fall in love
9.Fold 1,000 origami cranes and give them to someone special
10. Conquer your biggest fear
That’s part one out of two, hope you like the blog 🙂❤️
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I’m a lonely teenager, who doesn’t have much friends, doesn’t like to go out much, and gets used by others a lot. I’m someone whom people doesn’t even give a damn about even if I didn’t come online for a week. I’m someone who cares a lot, but no one cares for me. I’m someone who loves people unconditionally, but no one loves me. Anyways, this post wasn’t for whining about a lonely loser. This post stages my poem, about someone I dearly loved, few years ago. In case you don’t know, au revoir means good bye in French. Okay, no more trash talk. Here it is.
Au Revoir, sweet little girl.
It’s pouring heavily, just like my love
For you, but its silent, and secret.
It’s hidden in my smile, my tears,
My eyes, and my words.
Though you’ll never know,
My love is unfathomable to you.
My love finds sunshine in night sky.
Finds virtue in the hell.
Finds lust in your lips,
And bliss in your bosom.
But you’ll never know
Any of these.
As I never found
Heart beneath in your bust,
And soul in your eyes.
Au revoir, little girl.
– Soumyadeb ❤️
Before I head on to my much interesting story, let me get in clear with some context . It was back in the rural village of Chozo, Khecheopalri, Sikkim, on March 23rd,2016. And it was the day of one of the most pristine ceremonies of the Buddhist people, Bomchu. The ceremony is about sharing and celebrating the books and the knowledge of Lord Buddha’s teachings. Buddhist monks, carry those books on their head, take a walk in the streets and us, the commoners are meant to take blessings from them. But something pretty unique happened that day, which makes this story very special.
On March 22nd, me and my family, and my fellow hitch hiker friends Georgy Andreev and Svenja Anina Ohlen ( from Russia and Germany respectively ) were told about the ceremony and to take the Monks blessings by our local host Latup. We were a bit shocked, as we’re Hindu, and they both are Christian, and we all thought we might somehow offend their culture. But to our much surprise, our host told us not to worry and to be ready for tomorrow.
So on the next morning we dressed up, took our camera and headed on to our nearest monastery. We had never seen a Buddhist ceremony in our lives, and our host repeatedly telling us how even touching those books is considered lucky made us even more excited. We reached the monastery, only to be realized that we were the only non-local people standing there. We became extremely uncomfortable, as we were too scared not to do anything that offends the locals and the enlightened Monks. An elderly Monk saw us, and quickly understood what we felt inside. He called us, and along with other monks, handed over one of their pious books to each one of us and asked nicely to crowd in the crowd of the monks and bless every people we meet in the road!
Being Part of the Pristine Ceremony
We not only touched those sacred books, but literally carried them on our heads, blessing others. The tourists, jaw dropped, stopped by us to witness this wonderful harmony, clicking pictures and videos all along. We went on blessing every locals and tourists on the streets, and the welcoming gesture of the locals made things beyond beautiful for us. They were simply overjoyed, and were all gathered to see a Russian dude, a German girl and a Hindu Brahmin family to carry their sacred books along with the enlightened Monks. The monks loved their reaction too, as we marched on and on, and with every step we reached closer to Buddha.
We live in a world, where being selfish is called being practical, and being unkind is street smart. The Monks, or the villagers could’ve easily shooed us away, carrying on with their thousand years old nominal legacy. But when I look back, I realize that by welcoming us with such an wondrous gesture, they did actually carried the legacy of Lord Buddha’s teachings, spreading child like happiness for a day all over Chozo 🙂♥️
Before I present my much interesting story to you, let me get in clear with some context. I was 16, and it was my very first trekking experience without my family. I just finished my annual middle school test, and headed to a rural town in Odisha named Nilagiri with my friends at the “Sonarpur Arohi” ( “সোনারপুর আরোহী”, my hometown trekker’s club, which has produced many legendary adventurers like Satyarup Siddhanta, who climbed the highest Peak of each continent ) for my mountaineering course.
It took a overnight journey for our group of 11 (7 teenagers and 4 trekking teachers) from Kolkata to reach there. I was young, my blood was boiling and I couldn’t wait more to become a mountaineer. Our teachers made our plan clear to us. We had to camp our tents at a village near the forest mountain, learn the techniques of trekking and climb the highest Peak of Nilagiri on the penultimate of the 5 days we had.
Feeling Cozy in Nature
Two days gone by pretty quickly, and now we were absolutely dipped into the nature. We had no phone connections over there. Our loud, city voices had sunk low. We learned the art of bird watching, stargazing and basic survival techniques in the wild. Our mornings were greeted with chirping birds and the stars and faint drizzling sound of the waterfalls guided us to sleep at night. There was no connection to the outside world, and we finally knew the true meaning of happiness.
Call of the Wild
On the third night of the trip, as usual, we stargazed, ate our dinner, wrote our diary and slept happily in our respective tents, only to be awakened by our teachers few hours later. They told us to come out, as something special was going on. We crawled out of our tent, with our somnolent faces, wondering what can be more special than a midnight sleep. It was the night of the full moon, the forest was turned silver in moonlight, the sky was filled with stars and the sparkling river water awakened our senses. But then what we saw ( or heard?! ) was beyond anybody’s imagination. We could hear the trumpets of wild elephants, the growl of hyena, ( famously known as Hyena’s laugh ) and growls of wild wolves all at once. I still remember this moment vividly as I was shit scared with this version of wild welcome, my face became pale and was getting goosebumps like hell. Luckily for us, the growls and trumpets were over within some minutes. Never know what we could’ve faced if consequences happened, but that was truly the moment I was no more a mere mountaineer, but a full fledged trekker.
After all this experiences, it doesn’t take me to tell that we easily climbed the peak of Nilagiri. But there’s something you may wonder of. Why do I take such risks for nothing? I could’ve asked for a city day job, retire at 60 and die with diabetes.. maybe much better death than being bitten by a viper or a pack of wolves! Maybe you are right. But these are the days I live for. I may not be lucky the next time, I might well die a horrible death. But believe me, I’ll be smiling at that moment. Cause I lived my life before I died. 🙂❤️