​Raat thi sunsaan, chaya hua tha andhera,

Darte kaapte hue main tha intezar mein ‘kab hoga savera?’

Aankhein hone lagi dheere se bandh,

Neend ki saasein bhi hone lagi buland.

Tabhi darwaze pe khatkhataya musafir,

Khauf ki bijli tan mein daud gayi phir.

“Kaun hai?” Chilaya main zor se,

Par kuch jawab na aaya darwaaze ke us paar se.

Vehem samaj ke wapas sogaya main,

Aksar neend mein hota rehta hai yeh.

Jaise hi hui aakhein bandh,

Achanak se badh gayi thand.

Darwaza phir khatkhatake chilane laga,

Main to darr se kapkapake hilne laga.

Muh se nikli na awaaz,

Darpok  tha main, na tha koi jaabaz.

Phir achanak se kuch sir pe gira,

Udhar dekha to jaana kaun tha ye sarphira.

Darwaza toota,

Main neend se utha.

Chilaayi ma ” Naalayak, aalsi, nikamme,

Kya kar tha shauchalya mein itne samay?”


The Supermoon

Billions of years ago, the sun had a crush on Earth. They always were together and stayed nearby. The Earth; a gorgeous and beautiful lady . Evergreen with her soothing smile. The Sun ; a handsome and hot man . Unmatched was his chivalrous nature. They stayed together for billions of years until fate had a different plan for them. 

It sowed the seeds of fire that grew and blasted them apart. Now, the sun and the earth were way apart, in different areas. Away from each other’s reach and in a different world. 
The Earth cried and sobbed. Each of her tears became flowing rivers and when they froze, they were glaciers. 

The Sun grew ferocious each moment. His anger knew no boundaries. It showed fate the power of eternal love and faith. It shone and gave light to a stone floating around. The stone served as a mark of love and faith the Sun had for Earth. Each day, it would give the stone some power of his own to say his heart’s feelings. The Earth in return would blossom flowers and make rainbows. 

The stone became the Moon, visible as their love strengthened. The stars became the witnesses of their eternal love. The rainbows and rivers were signs of joy and happiness of Earth. 

Together, they lived but apart they flourished!

Thanks for reading. Stay Happy and always keep smiling 😀

The Firework

Everyone in this world is good at something and bad at something. Everyone has some hidden talent that needs to be explored and is waiting to come out. The talent is like a firework.

Fireworks are the piece of gunpowder mixed with some explosive pyrotechnic device . Fireworks are pretty much like the talent within you. The thread to burn is your first experience with your talent. Slowly, it builds up and reaches the highest point of your potential. This is when the thread comes in contact with the explosive. It goes up, just like your progress in your field and your burning passion. Finally, all your struggles, self doubts, and confusions burn. The final product is the spectacular visual you see in the sky. It is the achievement you earned and it is the result of your struggles.

Therefore, go ahead. Burn every string of opportunity, take risks, be cautious enough to handle it carefully and have safety measures ready. All you need to do is to reach the string, burn it perfectly and start the process of reaching the sky. Nothing can stop you then. Reignite the match if it extinguishes, wait a while if it rains, let time pass if there’s sun in sky. Patience with a tinge of tactfulness will make you kiss the sky.

Come on, take the first step, let the firework in you explode and show the world what a spectacular human being you’re and display the excellence you always had in yourself. Be fearless, be yourself, and start the bandwagon of trying till you reach the sky.

Thanks for reading, keep smiling and have a great day 🙂

The Spark of Life 

Life, or shall I say the roller coaster of emotions? It goes up and down, slow and fast, but the essence lies there. Ever enjoyed a ride at amusement park with no fluctuations, definitely not unless you’re on the relax mode and opting for the flat ones like a simple boat ride on water! What’s more interesting that even our roads have enough potholes that you’ll face turbulence and jumps every now and then. Maybe that’s the reason India is nowhere seen in the amusement park business. The roads are definitely a low cost, back breaking alternative to roller coasters. No offense, government. We are used to riding on potholes.

How does the image fit in this? Look closely. You’ll see a great amount of fluctuation, just like the roller coaster ride. There are some parts dark and some bright, just like the ups and downs of the ride. The image looks beautiful because of that. If it only had lights, it would be pure white and it would be black in its absence.  Contrast and variation is its beauty.

The light compliments darkness and the darkness makes light stand out. That’s how it is.  Lights are happiness, optimism, and guidance of our lives. We all love this part. However, darkness is something we all hate. If there’s a power cut now, you’ll end up cribbing. Of course, that’s after your phone’s battery runs out and the power bank exhausts to death. The cut makes you realize what all you had. It would remind how important the tubelight is, and how much comfort does that three bladed cutter like helicopter part hanging on your ceiling gives. Maybe you’ll open your windows, look out and see around. The wise ones will enjoy the breeze, the morons will look at the single building having electricity and complain as to why there’s no inverter at my place! Maybe that’s what is making your place darker, the omnipresence of light!

Embrace the darkness, let it revive the spark in yourself, and see how exuberant the world looks without any additional light source but your soul! Go for a stroll downstairs, maybe you’ll end up playing hide and seek with your neighbors that you wanted to since forever. Maybe you’ll forget the existence of external sources like the mobile phone, pc , or television which are so essential for pleasure and gratification in this age. Maybe, you’ll have a sound sleep because you have nothing better to do. You’ll feel helpless and bored until the light comes. The experienced and ones with wisdom may light a candle and make a paper fan! Whatsoever, you’ll survive!

Therefore, go ahead and live the flashes of life. The rays will light your way, and moreover, activate your sense to guide yourself to the gates of enlightenment. The darkness will ignite the need for self-reliance and self-dependency. This combination will make you, you! 

Darkness is the discovery of yourself and light is your learning! 

Hope you liked this piece, tell me your thoughts about the same. I’ll be glad to hear them. 

Thank you for reading, stay happy, and always keep smiling 🙂

The Slow Shining


We are in an era where we always want to run. Speed is the thrill and speed is fun. It’s the very blood for our survival. Want to reach from place A to place B? Search for the fastest option, book a cab, here we come baby! Want to know news? Search up the net and here it is!

It’s the time for things in flash. And then, some people come. They would want to walk from place A to place B even if it takes a few hours, they would want to wait for the next morning to read news and gain knowledge by reading the whole article. They would cook everything when the same thing is available in the fast food point next door. These are the slow pokes and rather the no hassle or hurry ones. They’ll plan and wait , no impulsive stuff. Patience comes naturally to them. They’ll stand and witness each moment. They’ll observe what the security guard is doing, they’ll observe if the shop opposite to their house has the same old man selling flowers and they’ll try to live the moment without wanting to get in the flash ride of reaching the destination in a jiffy.

Behold, cherish, and live each moment ! Miracles happen everywhere. Happiness lies around you! See the man walking besides you, he’ll have a story to say. Look ahead, and you’ll find a baby sneaking out from his Mumma’s hands and smiling at you. Get rid of the technical obsession you’re holding in your hand, look up, there’s a world of possibilities waiting to enlighten and mesmerize you with all it’s might!

Thank you for reading and keep smiling ! 🙂

Open letter to teachers prohibiting students to enter late

The relationship between a student and a teacher is the most pious, professional, and valuable one. This relation is what shapes the future of the students and gives immense satisfaction, pride, content, and happiness to the teachers. Schools, colleges, and universities are where students and teachers meet and share a unique bond, which sails on the sea of knowledge. Many people even refer to classrooms and school as a temple of knowledge.

However, there are some hindrances, which confine the growth and development of a student in this temple. The most commonly faced hindrance is that of being debarred to enter the class on coming late. Let us take the point of view of each side one by one:-

Teacher – often, teachers have a point of view that ensuring punctuality will develop and bud the discipline of the students. It would also inculcate time management skills and balancing all faces of life equally and efficiently. Another point of view, which some teachers may have, is the concentration and flow of the teaching, which is cut when some student comes late and creates a disturbing ripple in this calm and serene river. This all points are very valid and perfectly noted by all the students.

Student’s perspective – students are as equal part of this holy transference and sharing of knowledge as teachers. The students have the will to learn and develop their knowledge in order to help them for future, if not in wisdom, at least in getting a good job or degree in future. We all try their best to deliver their 100% and reciprocate the hard work and feelings of the teachers. We try to attend every lecture, but some lectures do not match their style, way of learning or simply their zone of developing. Each of us has a unique way to learn things and nourish the seeds of curiosity with water of information and knowledge. There are certain problems we face in doing so, such as:-

  1. Attendance – the most debatable aspect of education is attendance according to me. Many students are forced to attend a lecture, which we do not wish to or like because of this factor. This often leads to them entering late, as we do not have the incentive or the inclination to attend the lecture. As a result, we tend to sleep, do masti, or do something, which may be considered as not with the accordance of the classroom decor. Maybe, if this factor were not present, we would have a higher concentration level, class participation, incredible share of ideas and even better results. This even leads to people indulging into means like giving and taking proxy on the sheets. This may be considered unethical or wrong, but we also consider this as a means of paving our path to securing the seat in examination hall and avoiding the hassle of involving parents or any other party in this matter. They are already tensed because of several reasons and we definitely do not want to add one more!
  2. External factors – there are several other factors which make a person late. As students, not all of us have access to private vehicles, which makes us rely on public transport. Buses, trains, rickshaws, and taxis, these all are forms of public transport, which we depend upon. Many times, we do not get them on time and are even rejected to use them by their owners. In fact, getting a Rickshaw in Mumbai is harder than getting an empty seat in Dadar local! There are family problems, health, sleep, friends, finance etc. that also contribute to our routine.
  3. We as students are more eager and happy to attend lectures as our future depends on it, we learn life skills through it make great friends, widen our narrow and infant perception, get some great ideas, and we have paid fees for the same. None of us would be able to enjoy life better if there was no college or school. We all come with full intention and determination to learn and exchange an array of thoughts with people.

To conclude, we students want to get in the class even if we come late. Many of us come from far off places, which take an hour or two to travel; it would be unjust to stop us from entering because we did not manage to reach on time sometimes. We are the ones who suffer when we come late, we have already missed the studies, and then, if there is no entry given, we miss them further and our coming to college becomes pointless! We all completely respect and admire the fact that teachers take a lot of efforts and pain to deliver the best. We also agree that entering late breaks the flow. Maybe we can have a better environment if there are entry breaks in between where late people can enter. Maybe the pressure of attendance does not come in our way of learning and managing things. After all, all of us are here to grow, develop, and expand the horizons of our knowledge and wisdom. We should not let any factor limit this holy intention and cage our flight to the skies.

Please note that no point or anything is written with the intention of hurting any person, ideas, perspective, or feelings about anything. This is purely a point of view of an ordinary student. If at all I did hurt anyone, his or her perspective, feelings or any thought process, I apologize sincerely.

Thank you and keep smiling. 🙂

– Harsh Thakkar