Love love love…

“Main apni favourite hoon!”,says Geet haughtily and I contemplate (like always!), “Do people actually say such things about themselves?” Though it is a Bollywood movie where most of the things are not relatable to say the least. But still… It would be so good if everybody could say that about themselves… maybe not like Geet… but just say it.

Oscar Wilde says, “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance”. But can everybody begin with this lifelong affair? I wonder why this question exists in my life in the first place?Mine and many other people’s lives. Is this question so difficult to answer? Is it an unsolvable problem?

People are not born the way they are when we meet them. Everybody has a story we don’t know of… some stories are sweet, some unimaginable, some… charred in pain. This story is what makes them who they are. And this story affects the way an individual answers the above question… if they do try to decipher it.

There are three tenses: past, present and future. It’s not a sentence to be written in that school English notebook and then forgotten. That’s how our time on this planet is divided… at any given point of time. So what if your past has wounded you… the wounds will heal… you have to try for the same. You start and the world will help you. There are good people out there. You know what Anne Frank had written…”In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” And you say your life is all about adversities!

A little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.

There’s so much that can be done in this moment… now. And there’s a lot to be done in the future. So go about your today and tomorrow as if it’s a new story… love others… love life… love yourself 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Malvika Mishra 🙂


Sky Full of Stars

There are days when you feel that nothing and absolutely nothing can bog you down, nobody can strangle your aspirations, your dreams. Days when you feel that you can actually catch hold of all those fragments of success, be it respect, fame or wealth… those elusive fragments. Days when you can’t help but see the bright side… the best out of every situation, every person of your planet.

But then there are other days too. Days when nothing can pull you up. Days when you fail miserably in restricting unsettling thoughts from disturbing your equilibrium. Days when you feel worthless, insignificant, when the only thing  you notice about yourself are your weaknesses, imperfections. Days when you feel that you are drowning in the sea of your tribulations.

Life is analogous to the dark sky. And just as the dark sky is illuminated by the stars, so is life. By love and the one’s who mean it in your life. By the smallest of joys that life has for you. By the desire to live life, on your terms. By passion… sheer and intense… so that you get just what you want, and need. By those bright days… the stars of your dark sky.

To some people stars might seem inconsiderable in comparison to the never-ending dark sky. But then, Sun is also a star 🙂

“Cause you’re a sky full of stars, cause you’re a sky full of stars
I’m gonna give you my heart” sings Chris Martin.

“And I don’t care, go on and tear me apart
And I don’t care if you do
‘Cause in a sky, cause in a sky full of stars
I think I see you
I think I see you”

I do see you.

Thanks for reading…

Malvika Mishra 🙂

P.S. Coldplay’s music is brilliance redefined… and this song… it’s beautiful 🙂