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The Key

Close your eyes;
Lay down your weary
shoulders to rest.
For it has been an
arduous
day and you have
given it your best!

Struggles only mount;
Making it even more difficult to
perceive triumph afar.
The zeal of waking up in
the dawn is shadowed by the zest
to gaze the night’s star.

The trial is far away;
And the key to success is hidden
in a secret letter.
Unfold and it reads:-
Life does not get any easier only
you start getting better!

So wake up bright and early
with the widest smile that you
can muster.
Give the day your best shot;
Karma exists if you believe in it,
you only have to trust her!

 

© 2018 Rupanjal Patowary

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Introspection

Maybe I try just too hard and regret
the things I didn’t mean to start!
Maybe I should not break a sweat
to speak my mind and not my heart!

Maybe I want to see the light even
in the darkest of the dark!
Maybe I am the one fanning the flame
and the one providing the spark!

Maybe I introspect too much and think
the same things through thick and thin.
Am I wicked pretending to be pink
or am I hallowed just pretending to sin?

Maybe I want to push you away when
you are near and dear to me.
Maybe I want to pull the hardest when
you have had enough and leave me be!

Maybe I think too much and say too less.
Fight over my thoughts; Is it a curse or a bless?

Maybe I try too hard just to fall,
or perhaps maybe I didn’t even try at all!

 

© 2018 Rupanjal Patowary

An Experience

The gush of cold wind on my face,
Legs trembling for the fear is real.
Perhaps a little too real, even surreal
but the view is breath taking.
Something created for the brave to witness
and to be kept away from the fearful.
What do you do in such a dilemma?
After all you are only a mortal.
Do you stand behind the green iron fences
or do you take one step at a time and inch closer?
At the edge of the Earth lies something
beautiful, something untouched!
It is up to you to make the discovery
or just leave in a hurry!
Sitting on the cliff with the clouds
beneath our feet got me scared, very scared.
But there was a calmness to the chaos.
Perhaps I finally learned that doing what
scares you; actually makes you HAPPY!

 

© 2017 Rupanjal Patowary

 

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Cherrapunjee, Near Seven Sisters Falls
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On an unnamed cliff

 

 

The Play of Shades!

Have you ever looked at lush green?
Falling from the myriad blue above!
Where the Sun shines blood red,
granting life to the mud brown beneath.

Have you ever seen ivory white mix
with matte black in perfect harmony?
The resulting melancholic gray
isn’t a sign of sorrow but that of balance!

Have you ever seen rose pink love
turn into a shade of joyful yellow?
Or perhaps into a dark noir 
defining a person, turning him mellow.

Have you ever noticed all the majestic colors?
Have you ever appreciated the balance?
Have you wondered how description of hue
could turn into an illustration of you!

 

© 2017 Rupanjal Patowary

New Journeys

So, I know I have been inactive for a long time now. It has not been because I have suddenly grown less creative as a blogger but it has been insane few weeks. I had my End Terms (6th semester) followed by Summer Training and regular gym sessions almost spared no free time. Anyways, moving on..


This is a story of 4 boys that became friends by simply being neighbors more than any thing else. This was a long time ago and by long I really mean a long time ago. Over a decade to be specific. None of us went to the same school or even belonged to the same age group. What we had in common was the heightened level of understanding.

We basically grew up together. Developed common interests along the way and strengthened our bond of friendship even further. We would come from school/high school and know that our friends would be waiting. A happy story by all means.

However, time moves on. It rather flies away. Now we are at a point that we have all grown up. By grown up I mean one of us completed MBA and has a job now while the smallest of us has to move away because he got into an engineering college in South.

Now we are reduced to 2 guys back in home that too with one more leaving in the coming year. It is so sad to think that age puts distance on friendships and nothing feels more real.

So, this is a piece dedicated to the squad.

  • Bunda: The eldest of the group. Passed MBA and now has a job.
  • Rubu: Brother of Bunda, 6th sem, Mechanical Engineering.
  • Barnam: The neighbor from like 5 feet away, 2nd sem, B.Com.
  • Chayan: The upstairs neighbor leaving Guwahati as I am writing this. Fresher, Civil engineering, KIIT.

(P.S: Sagar is an enigma. He is an unique piece and way beyond my abilities to describe him.)

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We had a fun and a long ride. As we all enter this new journeys of life I wish everyone “The Best of Luck” from the bottom of my heart. If I mention all the fun things we did, it will take a month to write this article so I am gonna hold everyone with one.

You guessed it. DIWALI. We have our *thing* in Diwali every year and make sure you guys lie and do everything possible to keep the tradition alive.

So, this one goes out to my squad. The Best mates one could ask for and we always got each other’s back.

We will always have the memories.

The Devil within!

The devil beneath us,
lurks within the shadow.
Tucked firmly near the core,
far away from the glowing halo!

Ever so slightly
can you feel its presence.
When you are grieving, depressed
or feel something of its essence.

Or when you open the doors
and let greed slip in.
The devil enters swiftly
and you let his plot thicken!

Or when in a phase of sorrow,
you lock yourself and be depressed.
He gives you a helping hand;
Remember from deep within, he pressed.

Or even when in a fit of rage,
you act violent and wild.
You speak the words of the devil
and it has possessed you like its child.

Fight the devil within you,
It is only up to you to bring
a positive change from something negative
and to only the inner Angel you should cling!

 

© 2017 Rupanjal Patowary

 

Motivation

motivation
məʊtɪˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
  1. a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way.

A very familiar word but also a term that is very hard to explain. We hear words like “motivation” and “inspiration” etc. all the time but we rarely find these much coveted terms in our every day life.

For me motivation is something that is the driving force behind greatness. It is just an abstract or a state of mind and is nearly impossible to explain. It is the reason behind a successful person (be it sports, entertainment, business, aesthetics etc) waking up in the morning and pushing the limits day after day.

It goes hand in hand with another familiar term “Dedication.” Now lets be clear on one thing first. Dedication is not the same as PASSION. If you are passionate about something, you will do it or invest time in it only when its convenient but if you are dedicated, you will only see results. Nothing else will matter. You will keep giving it a 100% each day, every day.

With “Motivation” and “Dedication” combined, you can achieve miracles.
-Rupanjal

Now, we have established the two important life changing terms but how do we get motivated??

Let me be frank. It is not going to happen over night. You are not going to wake up one morning and be filled with motivation and the desire to see it through. You may sometime achieve the former but without a cause you will never see it through. That is why you fail your New Year’s Resolution every year.

Motivation comes only with cause. Two to be short. Pain or Incentive.

Lets talk about incentive first. Imagine being a 100 kgs over weight person and someone offers you a role in a movie provided you lose weight and get fit. Obviously you will be motivated. Or your parents promising you gifts in return for a good result. You will be motivated to study. This is the easiest form of achieving motivation and is very result oriented however it is often short lived.

The best form of motivation achieved is through pain. It is a long lasting form of motivation and DEDICATION is almost guaranteed. Behind every person that has achieved success, there is a painful back story. Without pain there is no gain and you have to Grind To Shine. If you can harness a very painful event or even a painful memory and keep it as a reminder, you will have a reason to wake up everyday and give your best day in day out.

So, try to turn all negative energy into a positive one by channeling it into Raw Motivation but if you still find it hard to get motivated, just do your best every day and try to be better than you were yesterday. Motivation will definately come find you along the way.

I, Rupanjal Patowary, can attest that with proper motivation and dedication, wonders can be achieved.

A much needed break!

Last month was hectic to say the least!

As my description reads, I try to update my blog weekly. I know it is not as good as many bloggers that update twice a week or even daily. But given my engineering schedule, it is the best I can manage. However, I absolutely hate it when I cannot update the blog even once a week. A lot of traffic reduces and there is a general sense of unsatisfaction within myself. This blog is a very important part of my life and a great way to broadcast my thoughts to however small of a audience that reads it.

I have not posted any content for around a month now and I don’t want to give any excuses. But I have to point out that last month has honestly been a roller coaster of stresses. I had VIVAS (of 4 subjects), PRESENTATIONS, MID TERMS and a lot of ASSIGNMENTS. Even saturdays weren’t closed so that the academic work could be done. I got a few days off before my Mid Terms but that time I utilised to keep myself sane and to prevent from buckling under pressure. If I would have written in the past month, it would most likely have been a rant.

Anyways, my exams finished yesterday and I took the day off riding and treating myself to a good meal in Mugal Garden. Today the first thing I did after waking up was updating my blog. I have been lucky enough to get a constant traffic for the last month but it is time to step up the game. I will try to update as frequently as possible and a lot of good content will be posted shortly.

Also, it is a good time if you are a Madrid fan and a bad time if you are a Barca fan.

So, HAPPY BIHU to all and stay blessed. Enjoy the vacation.

Truth

The truth was meant to be bitter,
For if truth was sweet,
There would never be realizations.

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