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Who said it's easy being young? There is responsibility of a still hazy future, meeting parental expectation and desire to act like a wild and free bird! Most importantly, the responsibility of taking care of your young and fragile heart, now falls on you!
Who said it’s easy to be young because you don’t have any apparent responsibilities.
The responsibility of a still hazy future, of meeting every expectation of your parents and still satisfy your desire to act like a wild and free bird and most importantly the responsibility of taking care of your young and fragile heart still learning the ways of the world.
You are young out of school just entering into college, your heart filled with hope and joy. You have watched enough movies to believe that in this process of building your career you’re going to find the love of your life.
Likewise, you meet some guy and think he is the one and one month into it! BOOM! You realize that it’s not what it seems. The movies and all the books you read have been lying, that you had your rose-tinted glasses on while you looked at the world and the world is not rosy it’s probably grey.
Now life has become a complicated maze and you are the maze runner. There are so many ways some seem nice and good and some look not so promising but yet again the nice and good ones don’t guarantee that they would guide you out of the maze, now everything depends on your choice.
You make one wrong choice and then another and start wondering if you are capable of it. You start doubting yourself.
Furthermore, you think maybe I am in the wrong, but the truth is no one’s in the wrong, it’s just when you are young you might hurt each other not because you mean harm but probably because you just don’t fit together. And point to remember two misfits however good they are won’t make a good pair together.
There is a streak of realizations. You notice the person you seem to be attracted to doesn’t feel the same about you, and you don’t feel the same for someone who is attracted to you.
You spend many sleepless nights only your pillow knowing your sadness, you question the almighty that why does this have to happen to you. Furthermore, you ponder where it all went wrong.
It all seemed so good, you had so many scenarios in your mind on how it will all be, and now it seems like you were a fool all this time. You try to beat yourself with logic, but truth be told, this feeling only goes with time.
Nothing changes, but you realize that a young heart is meant to go through all this to emerge as a strong one. Yeah, this one is a bit hard, but you learn to accept it.
There is this dialogue in a movie, “If you’re moved by something it doesn’t need explaining and if you are not, no explanation will move you.”
So never try to reason with your heart with the logics of your mind otherwise you will find yourself in the spiral of never ending confusion and sadness. You will have to learn to accept your feelings and move on with it, even if they remain unreciprocated.
In college years not only your mind develops but your heart does too.
This age you are in is to explore your desires, your interests, where do you want to see yourself in the next 10 years and in this journey you will meet a lot of people some will pass by you like a cold breeze, some will pass by but leave a nostalgic fragrance behind and some will join you in your journey.
You will gain friends, idols you will remember for long, guardian angels and even a partner if you are lucky.
Just remind yourself time and again that you deserve to be happy, that no one has the power to hold the key to your happiness, that you have every right to look for what brings peace to your heart, that no matter how revered sacrifice is in this society you don’t need to kill your desires and any chance there is for you to be a happy soul.
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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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