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Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Since my childhood I have a vague belief in a few things. I and my brother had this notion that if we see three red cars in a row our wish comes true. I also believed in the beliefs like if the head hits once with anyone one must hit it again otherwise horns will grow on our head and if we see one mynah it means some sorrow, two means a wish, 3 means a letter, 4 means a toy and so on. Though I very soon realised that this stuff just keep the kids happy but somewhere I still followed them. Whenever I see mynhas I do say “two for a wish” and if I see one I do say “no sorrows please”. This happens mostly in my examinations when I see two birds together and rejoice thinking my exam is going to go well and in case I see one of them I say “I haven’t prepared well today, so it’s surely going to be bad”. Well, such are these stupid beliefs...though I know none of them is true (obviously) but still “dil toh baccha hai ji”.

Anyways, while I was moving out of my house I saw two mynahs together and had a long smile. I wished that the day goes well and something good happens. But as soon as I put on my spectacles, I got the situation a little clearer. It was actually one mynah and a crow. Alas!! One bird means a bad day and now I was going to have one. I regretted and came inside. Then suddenly a thought came into my mind. What if I had seen them only as two of them and not one as crow. I would have been happier and actually thought that the day is going to go well and think positive with every incident because I had formed an image in mind thinking no matter what everything will turn positive that day. I realised it’s my perception that matters about those things and the situation. Well, I am not saying that we must find positive and everything and ignore our mistakes or laugh at a miserable situation. I am saying NOT to find negative in a situation.

Just for an instance when one gets promoted in a job, one can become happy thinking his work has been acknowledged and he has progressed further in life or one can find sadness even in it saying “ohh, now there will be more work pressure. I can’t handle so much”. Similarly, when one studies one may think I will clear the exam if I work hard or just say “what is the point when I am not going to make it”. Even while marrying someone one can rejoice in the celebrations or say “ohh god, I will have to love with girl throughout my life” (though this is a little sad:) )… well, I am saying that one can find grief even in the happiest moment and can find happiness even in the pettiest situation. Even the miss universe has flaws :)… c’mon people, live the life, it’s your situation… we may live it or just complain about it...the decision is only ours.


  1. Can't agree more. Happiness is something internal and not external.

  2. hey love reading your blog.keep posting

  3. @rachit: so true :)
    @kranthi: thank you so muchhhh :)

  4. So, how did the day go? After you shunned out all negativity?

    It's alright to have a few beliefs like those you just mentioned. And talking of those, where are you from, because I've also heard of all these omens that you described.
    Keeps that child alive.

    Blasphemous Aesthete

  5. Excellent article!
    A very innocent narration made it all the more readable and lovable. The points you made were apt, and our lives would be much much better if we could imbibe these, rather I would say, lives would be nearly perfect. Who doesn't want that? Difficult to imbibe though, but realizing this means half the work done, on your way for the next half Nidhi :)

  6. @anshul: the day went pretty well... n yeah..its nyc to have that child in u..keeps ur innocence alive even in such a chaotic world...
    @animesh: awww...thank you so much..u r so encouraging..n u r so rite :)...thanx again :)

  7. What I simply don't understand is-why do good writers like u not post more often?Liked your writing style and thoughts..Please post more often..:-)

  8. @rahul: thank you so so much..this is really motivating :)

  9. Rightly pointed out everything in a very simple and intresting manner. you rightly said we may live life or complain about it..the decision is ours. overall liked your post..Keep writting:)

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