Location : Near Jungpura Metro station, New Delhi - My Samsung Galaxy E7 with 13 M.P. Camera


Location : Near India Gate, New Delhi - Courtesy : My Samsung Galaxy E7 Smpartphone with 13 M.P. Camera


Image Courtesy : My Samsung Galaxy E7 Smartphone with 13 M.P. Camera

There is no friend as loyal as a book    - Ernest Hemingway

At 45, I am not overzealous for material possessions.  I just want my daily life move effortlessly without losing steam in daily chores which otherwise bore me at every moment.  In the process of maintaining steadiness, I rely on one reliable source i.e. books.

Books occupy a good part of my life.  Not only   they provide me very valuable information and update my knowledge, they help me to marshal up my inner resources to think differently, creatively so as to live each moment passionately.

With this mindset, I manage not to allow ageing symptoms creep into my system. Though, my body has some signs of it, at mental level, I am much more vigorous than in my 20s-30s.  The credit for this could be attributed to some of the great books I read. 

For five days in a week, it is a virtual sprint in my professional life, leaving little scope to put to pen on thoughts I feel to write.   So when Saturday dawns in, I quickly unlock the Writer's chamber in my mind and live two days there and lock and enter back into frenzy world of toxic emotions for bread and butter.   This  switching of gears needs sturdiness of mind and hope Almighty is releasing it in vast quantities.

It is great that the onset of winter in Delhi brought tremendous joy to the writer in me.   I don't wish Heaven should come to my way.  I just wish to have trouble-free solitary walks to properly stack my thoughts to churn out some good prose or verse. To get triggers for such solitary walks, I choose different locations in Delhi.  While choosing the places, I lay more stress on those locations which are near to Nature. 

The other day, I chose the above foot-over-bridge in South Delhi to continue my reading saga.  The reason is that the place is more vibrant with roaring traffic below the bridge and standing in the centre of that bridge in that balmy evening brought me so much joy and I spent a good one hour in reading there.

When I was deeply immersed in my reading, one foreign tourist (woman) approached me with a smile and asked me to take my snap.   When I asked the reason, she told that it is very strange to find someone reading on public places in India.  It might have surprised her of my reading on that bridge with the aid of street light.  She further narrated her own story of how her dad inspired her to read books in her childhood that helped her to build a personal library.   Immediately, I handed out my visiting card which mentioned my blogs.

When an eager reader approaches you, you must seize the opportunity. Here, it is a win, win situation for both me and the lady foreign tourist!


Location : Near India Gate, New Delhi - My Samsung Smartphone E7 with 13 M.P.Camera