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The feeling that there are things we cannot do. The invisible chains of conditioning that bind us more than actual ones. The regret that we could have done something... Let it not faze you anymore.
The feeling that there are things we cannot do. The invisible chains of conditioning that bind us more than actual ones. The regret that we could have done something… Let it not faze you anymore.
What is the thing that you thought you could never do?
Was it riding a bike, swimming or even just besting a problem or two?
Did you take the bull by its horns, grasp the chance to learn and try?
Or did you just sit around, despair, wring your hands and cry?
What was it that held you back, hindered your path with a stone stray?
Did you turn back or continue on ahead, to overcome pray?
Would it not that be life’s biggest irony of all,
That God’s gives us brains to use and we still falter and fall?
Girl, you must do the things that you think you cannot do
For there is no point in doing what you can already sail through!
The things that you have done, achieved, accomplished and learnt
They should further compel and not let your resolve get burnt.
What is the purpose of a quest that leaves you unchallenged?
Can you honestly say you tried if you did not pursue the unimagined?
If you do not chase after a dream that you have long cherished
How can you hope to achieve, to later have a memory treasured?
Do you not want one day to look upon memories of success?
If so, then propel yourself and evolve from your comfortable state of stasis.
There is still time to rise, explore and venture forth in the world.
Accomplish, achieve, and tower above all passionately with your fist curled.
Own your life, own up to your dreams, let desire roam free
Stand up resolute, take charge and like a mighty Banyan be.
Spread your wings, test your waters and do something new today
Let there not be any regrets tomorrow that you forgot to live yesterday.
A version of this was first published here.
Image source: a still from the movie Aamhi Doghi
Sonal is a multiple award winning blogger and writer and the founder of a women-centric manpower search firm - www.rianplacements.com.
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Rajshri Deshpande, who played the fiery protagonist in Trial by Fire along with Abhay Deol speaks of her journey and her social work.
Rajshri Deshpande as the protagonist in ‘Trial by Fire’, the recent Netflix show has received raving reviews along with the show itself for its sensitive portrayal of the Uphaar Cinema Hall fire tragedy, 1997 and its aftermath.
The limited series is based on the book by the same name written by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, who lost both their children in the tragedy. We got an opportunity to interview Rajshri Deshpande who played Neelam Krishnamoorthy, the woman who has been relentlessly crusading in the court for holding the owners responsible for the sheer negligence.
Rajshri Deshpande is more than an actor. She is also a social warrior, the rare celebrity from the film industry who has also gone back to her roots to give to poverty struck farming villages in her native Marathwada, with her NGO Nabhangan Foundation. Of course a chance to speak with her one on one was a must!
“What is a woman’s job, Ramesh? Taking care of parents-in-law, husband, children, home and things at work—all at the same time? She isn’t God or a superhuman."
The arrays of workstations were occupied by people peering into their computer screens. The clicks of keyboard keys were punctuated by the occasional footsteps moving around to brainstorm or collaborate with colleagues in their cubicles. Most employees went about their tasks without looking at the person seated on either side of their workstation. Meenakshi was one of them.
The thirty-one-year-old marketing manager in a leading eCommerce company in India sat straight in her seat, her eyes on the screen, her fingers punching furiously into the keys. She was in a flow and wanted to finish the report while the thoughts and words were coming effortlessly into her mind.
Natu-Natu. The mellifluous ringtone interrupted her thoughts. She frowned at her mobile phone with half a mind to keep it ringing until she noticed the caller’s name on the screen, making her pick up the phone immediately.
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