2015 : The first post and something not like a resolution but rather like a need to change. I have been stuck in the customs of being the usual which is not me and I should get back to what I am used to be in my own skin. I know I am not one of the many who revel their lives in comfort of 9-5, luxuries of high profiles, endless followers and enjoying their fames of whatever they can mould their followers into.

The time to be who I am and where I belong is here and is right now running through my head, my blood and my body – CHANGE. I need this time for myself to get back to what I have loved doing over the years – Travel – Click – Be Happy – Be the Hippy Happy Nomad adventurer. The theme of life needs to come back to life. I have been stuck in the comforts of western life for too long. I need that to change to accept and respect what life has to offer. The comforts have made me become weak and nimble. I need to reconvene myself with the nature to be in sync with myself.

The project XC has taken over. I know I have this urge to go and travel so let this be NOW. This moment of now has been initiated. Last two weeks I have been digging around looking at where can I find this XC – the one that Walter Colebatch has been inspiring me about. I need this to happen and I want it to there. So for those who don’t have an idea what I am talking about – It is to do with searching a right motorcycle, in this case a BMW G650 Cross Country also known as XC. Once I have the right one, preparing it over period of time and then planning to go where my heart belongs – the real world away from the civilisation of masses and arrogant people which the cities turn them into.

I have been riding up and down the Indian Himalayas over the period of years that I spent in India in my earlier life. Since year 2000 till 2008 I have racked up several thousands of kilometers riding solo, with a friend, doing a two-up as well as doing endless longest rides of more than 24hours. Age does catch up and body does start to make you feel that you don’t have the same youth but the power of mind can take you anywhere again. So this is the moment to bring this change in life and do what I love. Prepare a motorcycle that can handle the Adventures, the rough terrains, those water crossings, the language barrier and the cultural clash over the years. I need to see these people with a difference – where life, culture and aspects of life make you feel the importance of your life. Riding in UK\EU over the last 6.5yrs is a cream that anyone who wants to do it can do it. The last 75,000miles in Europe has been an ease which didn’t include seeing the happiness, the adventure and the real friendly world – I don’t deny of some exceptions but generally – the world is not same when you live in the western perimeters of modern life. Everyone is connected but more disconnected than ever. The advent of technology has not connected but rather disconnected us from each other in a way bigger than anything else ever did in the past history of our existence.

Note to self :
XC secured on 08.01.15
XC Collection on 10.01.15

2014 is over.

Yes, the year that was in a way not the year I would have liked it to be. It is gone and it is over.

2014 : The good riddance

Almost that time of the year when it’s time to look back and ponder. Things really moved and indeed made a whole lot of difference. Bringing it all back I guess this is where another year ends. It’s been a year of learning. Learning to understand the people, the games they play and how they make you feel. It’s something too late to understand but better now then never.
Few lessons to myself:
Rule #1 -You can’t make friends where you work. They are your mates who watch out your weaknesses to step on you so they can move ahead. You have colleagues who you can call friends till the point you are going for drinks after work, the team dinners and anything which includes socialising from the point of corporate socialising. Anything beyond is your foolishness to be aware of your environment. When you get told make friends, it has a sweet meaning – get your job done and move off. Just as you would in terms – make friends.
Rule #2 – Don’t bother to be in this Rat Race. The point well concluded of the first point this is a rat race. If you’re happy to be who you are you will sooner or later realise you have killed a part of yourself to be a rat in this race. This world is a one created to be watched played and executed to the needs of the greedy executioners who have the power of replacing, removing or multiplying you. The end result is a bigger understanding of how it all works. It’s like a game of chess but more so you can call it Politics of playful.
Rule #3 – Don’t kill yourself – You will understand that all those around you who appears, talk and openly say a lot more about being friends are more or less just interested in your strengths and weaknesses to be able to step on you. You start to generate this stress inside you to understand what is going around you. You start a battle which will kill you. Stop fighting and be who you are. You may not be that best for other expectations but hey you know it inside you. Work on yourself for yourself others will always be insistent on what they expect from you. Stop looking, listening and idolising others. Be your own best to be who you are. Lock this in every scenario of life.

Rule #4 – Acceptance- your life depends on it. Your whole attitude of living will work around this logic.

Rule #5 – Travel Travel Travel… and shoot shoot shoot the shutters… Time to look ahead.

“You are”

You are, The Essence of this life. Do not waste yourself in understanding, explaining and regretting what you are not. You are the soul that has a meaning – learn what your potential is. Observe from your living life to improve and go beyond your sanctity of customs and comforts.

This life is a gift, you waste it thinking too much and doing too little. Think less and do more be it anything, even to put a bowl of water for birds or to carry yourself across the mountain – nothing is too little and nothing is too much as long as you have a determination in you. Don’t fade away by letting yourself drown in the comfort of your couch or your screens.


God, Religion and You – Part (I) – Introduction

Going back in history, it has a huge resemblance to what our ancestral parents, great grandfathers and endless genetic streams of historic relevance will tell us that we all at some time were part of some religion. So what is knocking my head these days and way too much to understand the depth of this connection.

On the other part, I am not religious at all. I gave up religion nearly 5-6years ago when I moved out of the native birth place in India. Even then the religion never was dominating me in my own understanding. I was well surrounded by my family who are in full depth to their religious beliefs and it did lead me to believe in the good bits but did not keep me tied to it at all. The more my hunger grew to get out and away from the human perspectives the farther I reached freeing myself from the limiting factors of life.
Religion is a strength to those who have sheltered themselves in the shade of its multi colored umbrella held by one of their own central pillar called as God. This is just where my understanding comes to conflicts with the other aspects of this life. We are born, taught, grown into this strong bonding from our parents about where and what we should be. I was 17 when I first stepped out of my house longing for the long haul journeys where I wanted to go farther than any of my age people would be doing. The point I was making  to myself was not restricting to the walls of normal life and this was the first time I was taken to the life far away into the Himalayas. It was a kind of strange experience because I was surrounded by people almost double my age in the group and I was seen as the kid which is understandable but this didn’t change my thinking in anyway of how I saw the life then and now. I was in constant urge to learn to feed my growing hunger for this human behaviour of God. I soon started travelling alone farther away in the remote expanses of life where the life came at a different level. The human essential for living got further reduced to the food, shelter and warmth – the presence of religion existed to even further and deeper extent. There was a deeper connection I was exploring unknowingly which I would have realised almost another 14years later in life. We humans created (I will stress here again, WE humans) a pillar of our strength from some form of human existence that powered others to feed them on his or her beliefs about how life should be run. This obviously did not happen in a day or a year or century – there was constant movement of this belief leading to addition of more and more till eventually this became a Religion for others to follow. Thousands of years over and we are still dominated by the power of our historic beliefs – the strengths that are held in books beyond the feeling of right and wrong. The fights of existence of where I shall belong.

The moment a child is born, parents plan to do the religious ceremonies – to welcome the new one to the plane of physical belonging – the society – the acceptance – the child now is part of what you have believed all your life or what the books or the historic processions ever taught you to do. Would you consider letting this child be born to the right fundamentals of life – love, respect, equal belonging – No ?

In my personal circumstances, For whatever happened around my life in terms of religion was part of my till certain stage of life embedded me into the direction of being myself – to practice my thoughts in real life – break the boundaries of the human understanding beyond the cultural and common beliefs. I don’t have anyone to give the credit to but to the circumstances of life. I have excelled in a particular aspect of life by travelling, seeing and knowing things most do to forget as they grow old.
I have seen the domination of the religions, well it is all around us – Oh, did you see these people in the high streets/ shopping Malls / busy streets telling you to join their religion ?? Yeah, it is another sign of what this world is going to become. To be able to stand and make your own choices is not the most difficult thing but you get sucked before you can open your own mind to see beyond this ever growing mass cult. To be part of the religion is not an issue but to be blinded by the masses is. You follow the cult your religion paves for you for which you are nothing more than a number in the end.

I turned myself into being human in understanding the respect for the life, emotions, egos and harmony – Well, oh yeah – your religion does the same then why does it turns out that this life only means we humans can eat, kill and torture others, so when you eat the meat to celebrate this human life – does that not derogate your thoughts for one second even ? That meat you just had anyways, had a life in it  !! Oh No, we are moving away from the topic here. Does your religion not teach you about the respecting emotions – Oh yeah, we are taught to be the leaders – everyone wants to lead, this lead lets you to kill others, hurt others, harm others emotionally – ! Oh No, we moved off the topic again .. Yeah, Ego – the battle is within your brain to not allow yourself to accept and learn but to be the arrogant character from your childhood till you eventually learn to accept one day when it is literally too late  !! I see these examples every day, on the road – in the workplace and in the every second person who seems to be smarter in their own way to wag off others. Okay, I have moved off the topic but there is a connection here to understand that Religion binds you to the Disciplinary belonging in life – Nothing more you would do would make you feel more powerful as long as you do it within your limits of Religion.

Now take a deep breath to ponder upon what has been said. We all have points to make and I am sure you will have yours because this is getting between reasoning, realising and freeing yourself.
God is within each of us – just that some never appreciate this existence while others are making you a slave of their Godliness. If you are true to your own-self whether it be your endless desires, your dreams or the bucket lists .. you can achieve it all by yourself – not because GOD did it for you. You will sit singing GOD all your life but OiiiEy GOD is part of the RELIGION that YOU are made to FOLLOW but the real GOD is within YOU.