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Yesterday is gone! #AtoZChallenge

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”   – Albert Einstein

Yesterday I was a day younger but today I am wiser. I was working to achieve my goal, but today I have succeeded. I had more friends yesterday, but today I have true friends. The past holds a special place in our hearts, a bond which is unshaken.

There may be a broken heart or broken dream in the past, it has no place in your present. Not all things in past are worth holding on. Let go off the past and look forward to the future. No use crying over it, let bygones be bygones.

I know it sounds easy & is tough to follow, but you have to try. Moving on will bring you more opportunities to experience joy & make memories.  Cheers to future! 🙂

Xpecting too much? #AtoZChallenge

Expectations – a strong word & emotion. Expecting from others is a part of life. Whenever someone enters our life, we set few expectations from them. If those are not fulfilled, we go through a chain of painful thoughts.

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It’s only human tendency to have expectations from others. But, what to do if people don’t meet your expectations? Do you break away from all such people or give them a chance? Do you try to understand their point of view or ignore their pleas?

Expecting too much puts restrains on the relationship. Remember all your friends who were close to you, but today you have no contact. Each of you were expecting the other to make the first call. But, it never happened. And after years when you meet, there is only awkward silence. Do we need so much formality in our lives?

I am not suggesting you to be the giver all the time. Ofcourse, a relation where only you give 100% but get nothing in return is futile. But just for a moment think, may be you are expecting too much from a wrong person. Not everyone is the same. I have met people who are aloof & do not expect anything from others. Well, this behavior also is harmful and they end up alone.

Let’s try to balance the act of expecting & learn when to stop expecting too much. Maybe the time is not right or the person is not right!

Have you ever been disheartened by expecting too much? How did you overcome your loss? Do share your views with us!

Wonderstruck at Gulmarg, Kashmir. #AtoZChallenge

On the last day of my trip to Kashmir, I went to Gulmarg to enjoy famous Gulmarg Gondola & was wonder struck by the sheer beauty of the meadows on the way.

Day 5 Gulmarg

Gulmarg Gondola has two-step ropeway ferries.  There is a huge line for entry onto the ropeway ferries & advisable to reach here early in the day. Gulmarg is also famous for the Skiing in winters.

The drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg passed through meadows with pine trees on the roadsides. You can enjoy horse rides too or stroll in the Golf course, which is the highest golf course in the world.

The view from cable cars is astounding & you can see small huts on the mountains. Once, you reach the highest point there are only snow-capped mountains visible as far as you can see.

After returning from Gulmarg we went to the Dal Lake for a last Shikara ride & to enjoy Kahwah.

Day 6 Vacation ends

After a relaxing week filled with adventures, it was time to return. To be honest, we might had returned but our thoughts were still enjoying the mountains! 🙂

You can also visit my previous blog post about Kashmir travel here.

How do you feel when your vacation ends? Do share your thoughts! 🙂

Victory over pain! #AtoZChallenge

 

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The year 2017 has been filled with lots of ups & downs for me. With every joy there was a pinch of pain. Like two sides of the same coin, the happiness & sadness have been together. The pain may be from lose of a loved one or a disappointment in job. No pain is small. At the end of the day what matters is your victory over pain.

“Tough times never last, but tough people do!”  – That should be the mantra of our lives. I could have succumbed to the feeling of pain, but eventually I overcame it. It’s not easy but you have to try. Try & try until you succeed.

You might be fighting your biggest battle of life, but remember it’s your story. You can write it as you want. To be a winner or not is in your hands. If you are feeling low, then reorganize yourself & strike the pain again. Hit it until it loses. And, trust me it will.

If you find yourself alone, then talk to your family or friends. At least one of them would stand by you. It’s not necessary to take on everything single-handedly. A team that supports you is always an advantage. Do not hesitate to initiate. Just take a small step, others will take you forward.

I might sound to be self-boasting right now, but I am not. I just want you to know that you are not alone. We are here with you & the pain will subside eventually.

If you would like to talk about your pain, then do share. We are just a click away. Hope you have a good day! 🙂

Unending beauty of Kashmir #AtoZChallenge

I had spent around a week in Kashmir & each day was beautiful than the previous. The weather, rivers and mountains – all have a rhythm of their own. After our wonderful stay in Pahalgam, we returned to spend days in Srinagar.

Day 4 Srinagar

We spent our day visiting the gardens & Shankaracharya Hill Temple.

  • Nishat Bagh

    It is the second largest Mughal Garden in Kashmir with twelve terraces.  There are mountains in the background & splendid view of the lake in front.  It was a sunny day & there families were enjoying picnic in the garden. The garden has a lot of variety to offer to the visitors & you are kind-of awe-struck!

  • Shalimar Bagh

    The largest of all Mughal Gardens in Kashmir. It is another wonder of the Mughal Empire built by Jahangir to please his wife. All the gardens look similar, but it was disappointing as the fountains here were not working.

  • Chashme Shahi

    This garden is famous for the story of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru getting the spring water to Delhi for his personal use. There is a fresh water spring which flows through the center of garden. It is believed to have medicinal properties. The people were collecting water in containers. It might have once been a source of pure water, but how can we be sure of it at present day!

  • Pari Mahal

    It is located near to Chashme Shahi. The place is not too crowded. If you are interested in historical monuments, then the place would please you. It is inspired by Islamic architecture. You can get a bird’s-eye view for the valley from here.

  • Shankaracharya Temple

    The temple is located on a hill-top & you need to climb approx 250 stairs to reach the top. Camera & cell phones are not allowed and it is guarded by Army personnel. Interesting fact about the temple is that it also has some Persian inscriptions. Also, the temple is sacred to Buddhists. That’s what I like about historical places; they are amalgamation of different cultures.

After spending the day exploring the city of Srinagar, we had done shopping for handicrafts in the local market. The whole day excursion was tiring we had dozed off to sleep soon.

Have you visited Mughal Gardens in Srinagar? Which one did you like the most? Do share your travel tales! 🙂

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