Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Have we justified our Freedom??

Hey everyone!! So, this blog- A Moment Of Freedom celebrates it's 100th post! Wow! I never really thought I will make it till here. Honestly, I don't post as often and especially this year, it's been quite busy, especially on the personal front.

Anyway, without you all reading my posts, this blog wouldn't have been anywhwere at all, and I am committed even more to bring even more bettter posts and content for all of you to read.

All my posts have always been heartfelt and I usually don't write something which I don't agree with or relate to.

To all those who read, thank you. I am extremely grateful to everyone who's read this blog.

We have crossed over 1,30,000 views for this blog and I am so happy with that!!

Through this blog, I 've grown not only as a writer, but also as a person.




So, as I write this, Independence day 2018 is already here. A lot of things have been spoken about
and go on in our country. I would say currently, it is a tough period for all of us, with politicians fighting, riots happening and opinions divided, it's quite a confusing phase for the nation here.

We have achieved Independence from many things, but we are still chained and bound by outdated idealogies and selfish motives.

Just today, I was reading the news of Army Major Kaustubh Rane who was martyred, along with other three army men, during infiltration operations on August 7 in the Gurez sector of Jammu & Kashmir in which two terrorists were eliminated.

We keep reading, hearing news of army jawans losing their life. Sometimes, we feel sorry, but most of the times, we remain unmoved by such kind of news.

Today, the word nationalism has been misconstrued and misused more than ever. There are people in this nation who refuse to stand up for the national anthem, just to prove a point. There are people in this country who oppose the government, who play politics, create unrest and try to divide people in the name of religion and caste.

There are people who feel pride in opposing the rules and criticizing the army. Media houses are paid to be in favour of certain views and opinions.

I say there are a lot of people with seflish agendas and vested interests in the political parties that we have in the nation. The one thing common between all of them is that they want power (and of course money.)

The problem is majority of the people today, get influenced by these people and thus fights are happening in the country in the name of caste, creed, religion and what not.

Divisive politics is a very smart strategy played by these power hungry people and they have influenced a majority of the crowd in this country.

Thus we have one set of people in the country who are blinded and prejudiced and have contrasting views. Then there's a major set of people in the country who is indifferent. They have total apathy about the country and the happenings around them. They speak up only when it suits them.

Also, these days, it is supposed to be a fad to be criticizing the government, criticising Indian culture, disrespecting the national anthem. It's become a trend to bash each other and get outraged at the tiniest of the things.

Under the guise of being an intellectual, liberal or a social activist, there are quite a few people who are discreetly promoting their agendas and subtly influencing people in direction they want to.

Today, on the occasion of Independence Day, I want to ask you all, everybody, including myself, a few questions...


  • Are we citizens of this country, worthy enough for that soldier to lay his life for us? Do we as citizens deserve to be defended?'



  • Are we acutely aware of the pain these people undergo just to protect us at the border and keep us safe?



  • Are we citizens who are worthy enough to represent our culture and tradition with pride on the global level?



  • Are we as citizens, growing, evolving, educating and learning on a personal & professional level?



  • Are we as citizens sensitive to others around us and do we show humanity and compassion when required?



  • Are we living upto the expectations our ancestors and freedom fighters had when they lay down their lives for us??



  • Are we citizens worthy enough to be looked upon by the world??


  • Have we justified the gift of freedom bestowed upon us??




As citizens of this country, we have full right to demand a better nation, a more safer, technically advanced and competent country.

But, as citizens it is "we" who form the nation and it is upto us to be better people in order for this country to develop.

These questions, their answers have to be sought by each one of us in our own way. There is no one right way. We have to find our path and get on to it. So that we become better citizens and people.

We have to make ourselves worthy of the freedom given to us and not just feel entitled to it.

Only then can we proudly say that we are truly Independent.

Till then, Happy whatever!

The fight continues..


Until the next post..

Dream. Imagine. Be Crazy. Be You.

Au Revoir!

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Humanity vs Brutality: The Battle.

Hello everyone!!

So, it's been quite a while and I'm back to blogging after long! I've made a mental note now to be more frequent with my posts here.
 Sharing with all of you a poem on humanity and it's battle with brutality.

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"When people fight over petty issues
Humanity cries
When people support the wrong
Humanity is astonished
When there are wars
where people kill
in the name of religion
when they masscare the other
without a care
Brutality is filled with smugness of it's victory
While in the corner, Humanity bleeds...


When innocent children are harmed
when young girls are maimed
when injustice is done
Brutality gloats in glory
and slowly strangles
Humanity with it's bare hands..

When the cloud of brutality
overtakes the morals and ethics of people
when there are hidden agendas
and selfsh motives
behind harming others
through words or actions
Humanity struggles to breath
she struggles to survive..
she struggles to break free
and wants a chance to live again..

Whilst Humanity is dying a slow death,
in her battle with brutality and cruelty..
don't you want to know,
what could keep her alive and thriving?
what could keep her happy and carefree?

'You' my friend can keep her breathing..
 you can help her survive through your gentleness
Through willingness to listen
with an open mind
through accepting people
irrespective of their caste, culture or creed
through speaking up when it's due
and standing up for what's right

Just a small gesture
a small act of kindness
a tiny bit of help
makes Humanity shine in all gloriousness

Humanity thrives on justice
She'll flourish on forgiveness
and glow when there's compassion..



Humanity, the essence.. binding us all
without which we will all fall
It's upto us to make Humanity live
and help her defeat brutality with all might
by standing by what's right..





Only we can aid her in keeping her spirit

Because no matter where we are
and what we do
we simply are
HUMAN... "






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So there you go. Hope you all liked this one. and see you all soonest with a new blog post.

Till then

Dream. Imagine. Be Crazy. Be You.

Au revoir.







Sunday, 25 February 2018

4 simple ways to get out of the Comfort Zone.

Hello everyone!
So it's the first blog post of 2018! It's already been almost two months into the year and I hope the year is going good for all.


  I would like to bring to you 4 very simple ways to get out of your comfort zone and expand your horizons.

What is the comfort zone?
A comfort zone is a zone for each one of us where we feel safe or at ease, where we use only tried and tested methods which can yield only the same type of result.

Why get out of it?
Getting out of the zone, means essentially adding more value to your life, growth in terms of personal and professional life. It basically means expanding your horizons, facing your fears and doing something you have not done before, to make your life more meaningful than it is now.

In fact, writing a blog post on something like this, is me getting out my comfort zone as well, because it's different from what I usually write.

Here I am sharing with you four effortless yet significant ways to change the way you perceive life, and help in giving you enriching experiences.


1. Go out and eat alone.
Yes, you heard that right. It may sound simple or bizzare or unimportant, until you actually go out and do it. In a country like India where going out with company is a norm,eating solo can make you feel embarassed or as if you are doing something inappropriate. Especially we women are totally so used to being surrounded by people and we always need someone to go out with, whether it's your friends, family or someone special, we are constantly in company. Having company is great. It is the thing I crave for love the most in fact. But what if you went out alone to eat? Sounds weird?? That's exactly why you should do it then. You know what, if you really want to get a unique experience, the best thing is to go out to an eatery/ restaurant/ mall/ cafe, sit there and eat alone. Trust me, as an Indian woman, even someone who has lived in the cities, it was tough and awkward for me when I did it, but the liberating experience was definitely worth it.



2. Smile More.
This one seems to be very easy, but when you try it, you actually realise how less you have been smiling. Try smiling at that co-worker you don't like. Try smiling at the homeless kid on the street or a stranger on your way back home. Do you smile often enough at your family, friends and the special
people in your life? Do you smile when you look at yourself in the mirror?? Most of the times, we forget to do that. I forget it as well. So just smile looking at them and yourself and see the difference. Not only are the people around you happy, but you'll be happier as a result. Initially it seems difficult, it seems so to me many times as well. You would have to force a smile in the beginning but later on it just happens naturally on most occasions. You feel different inside and of course appear much more pleasant.

3. Modify your routine.
Perhaps you keep doing the same old routine, like some people. And that's okay. It's good. Routine is a necessity for all of us. But if you want to expand your horizons and bring a change in your lifestyle changing  tiny things in your routine can be good and make you feel better about following it. It can be as small a change as trying different clothes for work, or changing the road you take to travel your destinations or simply going out and meeting an old friend. Or just change the position of your dining table in the kitchen or put that vase in a different corner. Small little things. Whatever you feel can bring about a change in your current schedule or in the way your current life seems to be.



4. Travel.
Of course, this one doesn't need an introduction. It is already my favourite thing to read about and write as well, so I'll keep it short. Much has already been written about traveling by so many people out there. That's because it does add value to the way you perceive things in life.Traveling doesn't
mean taking exotic trips and expensive vacations. If you want an enriching experience while traveling, make sure you learn about the history or culture of that place, interact with a few locals and learn how things work there. It's not just about the destinations, but the effort you make to understand and enjoy the journey. You can even travel to various places in or just outside your own city or town which you havent explored before just for a different experience. Go out with your friends, family or your significant other, or the much talked about solo traveling way.  Doesn't matter what, but when you come back, remember to carry a new piece of experience with you which will enrich your life.





These were a few of the ways which I find simple enough to help me broaden my horizons. Hope atleast one of them appeals to you all.

There are 100s of ideas out there. Find what suits you the best. Perhaps you can invent a different concept yourself!

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Till the next post;

Dream. Imagine. Be Crazy. Be You

Au Revoir!