I am fortunate… A to Z 2020


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F for Fortunate

While watching Taare Zameen Par… Every Child is Special (Like Stars on Earth… Every Child is Special) recently, I felt like I could connect with the character of Ishaan Awasthi. The movie is about the struggles of a dyslexic child but what I connected with was a particular dialogue of Nikumbh. When Nikumbh meets Ishaan’s parents, he tells them that Ishaan gives an excuse that he doesn’t want to study instead of saying that he doesn’t understand things, I could relate to his words.

Nikumbh says that particular dialogue I am talking about immediately after the video ends. But I couldn’t find this scene with subtitles in any other video.

When I look back now, I realise that even before my love for words evolved, I had discovered my love for photography. No doubt, I am more close to words today but my camera will always hold a special place in my life.

Just like Ishaan gave up painting (for some time), when I was about to give up a lot of things, a camera was bought for me. (I am not a great photographer, I just like to freeze moments that make me happy. :P)


The other day, I was talking to a friend whom I have known for 22 years. K told me that when she looks back to our schooltime now, she sees that I was always meant to be a journalist.

I don’t think that I was ever meant to be a hardcore journalist. I think that she was saying all of this so that we can accept the past.

Her words sounded like consolation for me but felt like consolation for herself. I could sense that she was doing her best to accept her past so that she could be happy in present. Maybe she needed a similar validation from me.

When I retrospect, I see that my journey which was meant to be conventional ended up being tedhi-medhi (zigzag) all because I took a conventional decision at a very wrong time. But I am glad that the decision was made, otherwise I wouldn’t have been here today.


Read all parts of A to Z challenge 2020 here.

18 thoughts on “I am fortunate… A to Z 2020

  1. I guess each and every person can relate to this post. What I believe is that even wrong decisions taken with the right intentions can lead you to a point which is really meant for you, a point where you will be truly happy. And one more thing, if photographs taken by you make you happy, then you can’t say that you aren’t a good photographer!
    Liked reading it!

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    1. Hi Shatrunjay! Been a long time. You disappeared. How are you?
      yes, we eventually end up walking the right paths 🙂

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      1. Haha yes I disappeared! Was dealing with constantly changing situations and then this lockdown suddenly reminded me of what I really like, so I’m back and it’s really nice to speak with you again! Hope you’re doing really good. ☺️

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      2. Yes, I’m doing good. Hope you’re safe n healthy. Expecting to see you more often 🙂

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  2. Sometimes we make decisions because at the time we can only rely on what information we can see, feel, touch, understand. From the outside it may seem ‘wrong’ but at that time it feels right to us. Like all things there are two paths: one which takes us straight to where we want to get to; second one which still takes us there but little more time is required. I won’t say there is no such thing as a bad decision (i.e. taking someone’s life for individual means), but if one can reason with themselves afterwards and still smile, not all is lost.

    I’m with @shatrunjay – if you like the photo, you’re a good photographer!

    I haven’t seen the film but heard great things about it. Amir Khan is an actor of a different planet – he just is. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Oh, I have a wider smile today 😀
      In that case, I’m not photogenic 😛 (If you know what i mean :D)
      Yes! He is just awesome. For a change, I’m recommending you to watch something. 😀 Watch taare zameen par. I hope you’ve watched 3 idiots…

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