2017 in review

This is that time of the year when I used to blog. I mean, it was the only time I used to blog. It’s one of the things that changed this year. Let me try to list the major events that changed me this year.
1) Books : This is one constant in my life throughout. It’s the most I have ever read in a year. 36 books, 10000+ pages. I had increased the count from the usual 24 books to 35 books. Some books surprised me. Some disappointed. But overall, I am quite happy with my reading. I wish to continue this in coming year.
2) Training Camp : I attended a training camp in last 7 days of the year. Before the camp, There was a doubt that I won’t be able to defend myself from physical attacks. Somewhere in a corner of my mind, I wanted to learn self defense. This camp fulfilled my wish. Though this isn’t advance level training, it has increased my confidence. I wish to practice and get more comfortable with the techniques.
3) Gujarat Trip : My resolution for 2017 included a solo trip which I couldn’t manage. The tour of Gujarat doesn’t fulfill my goal but it does bring joy and pleasant moments. The peak of the tour, literally and metaphorically, was the Girnar Yatra. Those days, those memories will stay forever with me.
4) Dealing with loneliness : A major portion of this year was spent lonely. I didn’t attend much social functions, weddings etc. and tried to remain aloof. My goal was to prepare myself for what’s coming for me. It’s harsh reality but I have to deal with it. I was successful to some extent but there were moments which lead me into my shell. I wish to and I have to put more effort to deal with this.
5) Back to blogging : My blog was almost dead. But this year, I have put some life into it. The goal was to posts 1-2 post every month. Posts which reflected my thoughts. 18 posts (including this one) is a good start I say. This is another thing I want to continue in coming year.

There have been some more life events that changed me. Some scarred me. Some healed me. But I do not wish to make them public. 2017 was good but I am hoping for a better 2018. Let’s see how it goes.
Till then…
Think nonsense…

Happy Dussehra

Dussehra Vijayadashami Durga Pooja

Today is the festival of Dussehra. It is mostly celebrated in West Bengal and in the northern region on large scale. Celebrated in different ways in the regions but it has a common thing, common thought to tell us. Good always wins over bad. Evils are always defeated no matter how powerful they are. The motive of the festival is to turn spread the goodness and increase the faith of peoples in good.

In West Bengal, It is celebrated as Durga Pooja. This starts nine days before Dussehra. People gather together and play dandiya which is also popular in Gujarat. In Gujarat it is celebrated as festival of Navratri. Gujarat has one more reason to celebrate as the Tata Nano project shifts to Sanad. In the northern regions like Uttar Pradesh, effigies of Ravana, Meghanath and Kumbhakarna are burnt to celebrate the victory of Lord Ram. Hence it is also known as Vijayadashami.

Believe in good and be good. Happy Dussehra…