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Saturday, 19 December 2015

Mumbai Diaries Part 4

Me
My First Novel
Hey everyone! This is a continuation of my Mumbai Diaries.. Sorry for the long break. Been busy with tonnes of work and other things.

So yes, coming back to Aarti, We managed to locate her address in Jabalpur. We informed the police about it, Richa's friends in Jabalpur spied and confirmed that Aarti is residing there.

All said and done, no, I did not get my laptop back guys. It's gone. Why? The police reluctantly filed an FIR, but refused to act on it.

Any guesses why? Of course because for them, it was just a small case, a robbery that's all. Plus, I refused to bribe. I did not hint even once of paying them extra. If they expected something they were disappointed. I am of the belief that giving bribe is encouraging corruption and I chose to lose my laptop over losing my ethics.

That's where it ends folks. Sorry to disappoint you, but I never got it back.

We left Aunty's home and shifted to a new place in Mumbai.

The year has passed by. It's December and as I look back, it has been a fantastic journey this year.

Living in Mumbai independently has changed me in many ways.

Some awesome things happened during this entire 2015.

I finished writing my first novel, this year. It is titled "DISGUISED INTENTIONS" and is a mystery and suspense novel available on Flipkart and Amazon.

Me on Television with Farhan Akhtar and Gurmeet 
Writing a novel wouldn't have been possible without staying up, late nights, staying independently, travelling and exploring Mumbai on my own.

Me conducting a workshop
To add to that, last month, I appeared on television, on the reality show 'I Can Do That' I was always a fan of Bollywood Actor Farhan Akhtar and Television Actor Gurmeet Chaudhary, Meeting them, interacting with them and shooting with them was a totally unexpected and lovely gift from the divine. I had never imagined I would appear shoot and appear on television!

Also, I got to conduct a workshop this year along with my colleague. It was a great experience teaching people my age and older. ( A physiotherapy workshop meant for physiotherapists only)

It's the end of the year and I look back, taking a moment at what's gone.

Some bad moments, struggles and problems have gone.

Some magical moments, amazing and fun times with friends, meeting new people, learning and interacting with them, spur of the moment decisions, late night coffee time, walks on the beach, and exciting and emotional moments have gone by too. I've never felt so alive, so 'in the moment' than I've felt this year. I've been the best version of myself.

It's been a fulfilling and satisfying year teaching me lot both professionally and personally.

I've learnt that the world is a huge place and there is no time to be sad or sorry about anything. I've learnt not to regret anything and learnt that experience is everything. Nothing lasts forever, so we have to do our best in the present moment and enjoy it as much as we can.

Experiencing both pain and joy are essential for our individual growth. Getting out from the comfort zone is the first step towards achieving anything.

We fail, we fall, but I believe in experiencing each moment fully, because after all moments make a life time!

They say don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life. I agree with it. For me, each year has to give me something which the previous year hasn't. I am glad 2015 proved to be just that!

Happy New Year to all of you in advance.

Hope to catch you all in 2016 with newer, better posts.

P.S. Do read my novel if you haven't! ;)

Dream. Imagine. Be Crazy. Be You.

Au Revoir!


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