Posted in Complex Human Mind, Life, Life's Like That, Personal Development, Things to Ponder

What an interesting journey it is so far…

#MondayThoughts

When I stood my district 9 th with 93 percent of marks and when my name popped up in district newspapers : Oh..you too have brains? We declare you as Queen.

When I stood 2nd in 10th with 86 percent: You are a rockstar.

When I got a mad rank 24153 in my life changing engineering entrance exam:  What the fuck happened to you.(Not that I was poor in my studies)

When I flunked first time in my math exam in graduation first year after not being able to join Engineering : We now declare you loser, you are not going to do anything in life, you just don’t know how to study. Good for nothing fellow you are.(Not because I was poor in my studies)

When I flunked my final year math in graduation and was super obese too: Don’t know how you are going to survive in this world neither you got good grades nor you are beautiful. How will you survive?( Yes, I was’nt lazy or poor student, I was really good at Math and I used to solve very well otherwise in normal days but not in exam hall)

After my masters and when i joined in college  as Physics Lecturer, as Teaching was my favorite: Look at your siblings, friends and cousins; they studied in top engineering , top b schools and earning like crazy…look at you…you are happy with your 3125 rupees as Lecturer???

When I left Teaching for writing in a start up company : You are doing a blunder…you don’t know how awesome Physics Lecturer you are…you are meant only for teaching…look at your happy students…

When I left job at writing and research to ITSM : You are going to regret your entire life…you are good at writing, you are meant for this job, ITSM is not for you.

When I was in ITSM ( basically Knowledge Management): You are really awesome in Knowledge Management, this is in you right from childhood. You should contribute more and more and retire  in this field.

When I was trying to move from Knowledge Management to Project Management : You are nuts. Did you ever hear anyone from process team moving to project management. And that too from Knowledge mgmt…stop day dreaming.

When I joined Project Management : You are sweeeet person( May be as sweet as some pastrie or rosgulla or mysore pak …don’t know). You are not meant to be in project management. Still I am in project management 😉 , excited where life takes me next.

This is me. Though I am immensely expressive,  I never get perturbed of my stardom or my dog days, i never get perturbed of moving away from my herd, I never get perturbed of moving out of my comfort zone, I never get perturbed of praise or shame …because deep down in my heart I know I am “Queen” and a Queen ain’t scared to experiment, fail …because ultimately she is going to conquer the Empire. No one officially declared me as a Queen any where at any point of time…but who the hell does that…did you ever hear or see Lion being declared as King of Jungle in any formal meeting?? But entire universe knows it right!!!!

Didn’t write this to boast about me, don’t be ashamed to do something different, Dont be scared to get out of your comfort zone, trust you, trust your journey…you are the QUEEN/ KING of your life…so act and behave like one. Don’t let anyone steal the spark in you…not even yourself; trust yourself and the God who sent you to this planet.

Have a blessed week ahead.

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Life, Travel and Places

Monsoon Trek to Vetal Tekdi (Vetal Hill)

 

Have been planning to go to Vetal Tekdi from more than an year and finally could go there today.

Didn’t want to waste Eid holiday on a pleasant monsoon day, so finally got my travel arrangements done and reached this place today afternoon with a proper and full attitude of an explorer…

As I reached this place, I realized the trek ain’t that simple, it was more adventurous when it started drizzling.

The fog, drizzle amidst greenery of the hill made me wonder suddenly if I am really in Pune or not, it just gave me feel of a hill station. Must say, this lovely trek made me feel really amazing. Enjoying Solitude in these kind of places is a bliss.

I did spendsome decent time on the hill. However, I feel I need to visit some more times to explore this beautiful hill further.

Do visit this place when you get chance to visit Pune 🙂

Loads of Love,

Prasanna Rayaprolu

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Posted in Inspirational Stuff, Life, Personal Development, Some stuff for Inspiration, Things to Ponder

Nil Battey Sannata : The Mathematics Of Dreams

Every time, I watch this movie “The Pursuit of Happyness”, I never remember watching this scene without eyes filled with tears,  when Chris clears the interview and while walking on the road says “This moment of my life is called Happyness” …so far this is the movie close to my heart….

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Today I got to watch a beautiful movie called ” Nil Battey Sannata”…which roughly translates to zero divided by something leads to hopeless silence…there are so many moments from this movie where you have joyful and emotional tears along with the characters of the movie.

This is a beautiful story of Mother Chanda, her Daughter Apekshs and their mathematics with dreams of life.
Chanda is a Bai(Servant maid) at a Doctor’s house , she dreams her daughter to do well in life by studying and she struggles a lot  to ensure her daughter study well. Whereas, Apeksha is a happy go lucky, arrogant, not so hardworking student, who just thinks ” A servant daughter becomes only Servant”.She just hates Mathematics.

How the Doctor helps  Chanda in motivating her daughter to study mathematics, how she makes her understand the value of dreams and how her daughter achieves the dream is all the story about.

And this entire story is blended with awesome humour and with wonderful characters. The unconditional love of a mother is beautifully depicted.

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Chandra’s message to her daughter in the backdrop of Tajmahal is one of the finest scenes…she says …
“Dreams can be unreal or far-fetched, people will laugh and take you down; you’ll have a long, hurdled way towards fulfilling your dreams, but that shouldn’t stop you from pursuing them. Because no matter what, no one can snatch your dreams from you! They are for you to own, and you ALONE.”

This is definitely an award-winning movie and don’t miss watching this movie with your family members.

Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in General junk things, Life, Things to Ponder

What Exactly Is Great Conversation…

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And the question is when is the last time that you had a great conversation, a conversation which wasn’t just two intersecting monologues, which is what passes for conversation a lot in this culture. But when you had a great conversation, in which you overheard yourself saying things that you never knew you knew. That you heard yourself receiving from somebody words that absolutely found places within you that you thought you had lost and a sense of an event of a conversation that brought the two of you on to a different plane. …a conversation that continued to sing in your mind for weeks afterwards?

~ John O’Donohue

Posted in Inspirational Stuff, Life, Some stuff for Inspiration, Things to Ponder

Dil Dhadakhne Do…Follow Your Heart…Live The Life..

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Oh..another leap year day and yeah how will I miss a chance of blogging on this day.

Today, I would like to share few thoughts on my favorite topic “Fearlessness”.

People who know me call me a Fearless person and only few know how I make constant effort to deal my fears and be fearless. I don’t claim that I am fear prone person, I do have so many fears, however am making effort to deal my fears. Yes, I get hurt, I seek help, sometimes I am made fun, however still even with tears in my eyes; I seek help from right sources and deal my fears.

By the way, why should we talk, work on the inconvenient topic “Fears”. What advantage does “Fearlessness” bring.
Fearlessness opens doors to actual World, once we start dealing our fears head-on and understand how to deal them , we get the real magic, joy and kick of life.Once we are fearless, we listen to our heart and we live life.

Yes, it is very risky and Immensely tough to expose our fears to OUR OWN SELF, it is inconvenient to stop pretending we don’t have any fears. However, understanding our fears, dealing them in right time by taking a step back and nurturing yourself with Fearlessness is quite amazing.

Here is a beautiful article from Brahmakumaris Facebook page on dealing fears:

Simple Exercise To Identify Your Hidden Fears
If you want to overcome and overpower fears that exist inside you, you have to first take a look at your feelings and hidden emotions. After realizing your feelings and emotions, you have to know how to manage them and finally correct or overcome them. Given below is a simple exercise that will help you to achieve that. This exercise will help you identify the conscious and sometimes sub-conscious (very subtle) fears that lie inside you.
Choose an area of your life that you feel is negative and needs some improvement. Now, ask yourself these three questions:
1. What do I really want, what is my aim and objective?
2. What obstacle/obstacles are stopping me from achieving my objectives?
3. What prevents me from dealing with or overcoming that obstacle?
For each fear that comes to you in response to the question no. 3, ask yourself the following questions:
A. What is the worst that can happen, if what I fear occurs?
B. What is the best possible result for me and for others, if I do it even though I feel afraid of doing it?
C. Keeping in front of you the answer to question B and comparing it with the answer to question A will inspire you to overcome the fears that lie inside you.

Loads of Love,
Prasanna Rayaprolu

Posted in Complex Human Mind, Inspirational Stuff, Life, My Favorite Poems

You Choose Poem By Shannon L. Alder

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You chose.
You chose.
You chose.

You chose to give away your love.
You chose to have a broken heart.
You chose to give up.
You chose to hang on.

You chose to react.
You chose to feel insecure.
You chose to feel anger.
You chose to fight back.
You chose to have hope.

You chose to be naïve.
You chose to ignore your intuition.
You chose to ignore advice.
You chose to look the other way.
You chose to not listen.
You chose to be stuck in the past.

You chose your perspective.
You chose to blame.
You chose to be right.
You chose your pride.
You chose your games.
You chose your ego.
You chose your paranoia.
You chose to compete.
You chose your enemies.
You chose your consequences.

You chose.
You chose.
You chose.
You chose.

However, you are not alone. Generations of women in your family have chosen. Women around the world have chosen. We all have chosen at one time in our lives. We stand behind you now screaming:

Choose to let go.
Choose dignity.
Choose to forgive yourself.
Choose to forgive others.
Choose to see your value.
Choose to show the world you’re not a victim.
Choose to make us proud.

By,
Shannon L. Alder
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