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Connaught Place: life in all it’s glory.

“Next station is Rajiv Chowk. Doors will open on the left. Please mind the gap.”

This announcement in metro and a swarm of people board and de-board the train. I always used to wonder why while I was in high school. However, coming to college gave me wings to explore and this place was my first stop to discover, located in the heart of the Capital city is approachable from any corner of Delhi. People live here and I fell in love here (oh, not with a guy like Raj from DDLJ who happen to cross my path. 😛 ) I fell in love with idea of travel, exploration activities, this place and myself (you know I’m irresistible).
I’ve been to this place so many times in just one year that I have lost count and it still continues to amaze me. This place has so many things to offer and to all the people around the world. Yes, the world. It’s a lifeline for everyone, be it a person with low income or a person who is filthy rich. Age is just a number here, people from all age groups have fun here at this very place.

Okay, so let me come to the point, how you, who have never really explored this place, can have some awesome fun with or without friends. (Yes, yes, you can be here on your own and not get bored at all)

Get down from the metro as soon as you hear the announcement and take an exit from any of the gates if you’ve been here before, otherwise take it from Gate no. 7. You’ll end up at A block in inner circle and then decide whether you want to aimlessly wander or sit and enjoy at a peaceful place. I’d suggest that take one whole week to explore this place as there’s so much to do. You can have amazing food in cafes like The Vault, Boombox Cafe, or McDonalds, KFC, Dominos, Dunkin, Starbucks etc and also do some branded shopping in stores like Benetton etc. Also, inner circle have specific interest centric shops too, like musical instruments for musicians, Photographer’s paradise and Oxford Bookstore. Ah, Bookstore, oh shit, I might go off track now as I’ve spent approximately 3 hours in this store at a stretch without realizing the time, will talk about this in another post maybe. So, apart from these big stores, you’ll find people selling cool phone covers, bags, books, accessories, and cigarettes and candies. However, you’ll have to bargain a lot to get the best price for the duplicate things, yes, I got replica of original fast track watch for just 100 rupees after a lot of bargaining. EEEEEEEEeeeeeeee… I feel so good. Okay excited mode on hold. So yes, this was a brief overview of the inner circle.

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Okay, so now if you’re a girl and a shopping freak, Janpath is the place for you. Only requirement being, you love shopping and are a bargaining queen. Since, I don’t fulfill either of the requirements, not going to say much. Been there, twice or thrice, was out of there within 30 minutes and I feel very proud to say that I actually got all the required things in those 30 minutes, you see I’m very fast and a professional. That’s all for Janpath.
Now, if you’re still not satisfied, go to the Emporiums Section which is a five minute walk from Gate no. 7 and you’ll find good clothes there with reasonable price range and longer shelf life. And if you walk further, you’ll reach Hanuman Mandir and Bangla Sahib.

Hanuman Mandir is a place bustling with people and you can see them doing various religious rites and you might participate if you believe in them, however, it’s more fascinating to watch than practice and Bangla Sahib, is a beautiful and peaceful place to spend some time for introspection, and rejoicing the gift of life and if you happen to have langar then it’s a divine experience altogether.
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There’s so much to this place that I possibly cannot write everything even though I wish to. CP has many connotations associated with it. Apart from all the things mentioned above, CP celebrates Raahgiri Day every sunday morning from 6 AM to 12 noon (but it usually ends around 11 AM :P) and currently there’s a Food Festival going on in CP, “Dilli ke Pakwan” as part of Christmas and new year celebration. Do give a visit within this year. Have Fun, and keep on exploring! 🙂

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Truly, Connaught Place is a place where there’s life in all its Glory!!

Happy new year guys! 😀

Turning Point

Hello Readers, I know it’s a bit weird to critically analyse one’s own blog and make a post about it. However, no matter what, here I go.

So, why did I start the blog in the very first place. To be honest, it was fate/coincidence or accident perhaps. It was a result of various discussions with a friend of mine who writes and his writings are supremely awesome or I should say his visions are spectacular.
Anyhow, I created this thing called “euphoricbeing” on 28th March 2014. It’s been almost an year and the actual craze for blogging came into being in the past few weeks, that too because of another friend of mine known as Mr. Awesomeness on WordPress. How I treated this blog in the first months is very different from how I am presently treating it. This blog became my diary and I used to muse here my immature writings, not that I’ve matured now in terms of writing, however, I’m learning. What I have found is that there is neither clarity, nor a specific topic in these write ups. They are primarily musings which are sometimes so beautiful and deep and other times lame and flat. Sometimes I felt it got redundant too, however, I continued posting, even though it was getting repetitive, I knew this fact, however, was not so watchful of it. (Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows)
a) This blog had just 3 followers till Oct 2014.
b) All three were my friends, and it didn’t matter.
This blog has acted like my diary till now. However, now after making 111 posts, this being my 112th post. I want this post to be a turning point for this blog. Enough of emotions, thoughts, philosophy of life, loneliness, fantasy, getting lost in dreams, love, sensuality, random musings. I wish to make this blog an interesting site to read, not that it wasn’t interesting earlier, just wish to add some spice for a while, because as they say, we should do what we do best, however, it’s okay to deviate and explore. I wish to get out of my comfort zone and start experimenting a little. Hence, this post is open to all sort of feedback: good/bad, both; suggestions and anything and everything. Thanks a ton!
In the end, I would like to thank all my friends, Shiva, Kanika, Aakriti, Varun, Ishan, Bhumika, Ketan, Mitanshi, Aishwarya, Gargi, Shivani, Swati, Niharika, my mom and various others who used to read all my poems and have inspired me and motivated me all the time and continue to do so. Oh God, I so much sound like I’ve won an award or something, so nothing like that. Simply happy and grateful to all! 🙂
Cheers!!!

Am I really living?

Taking a lonely walk on a concrete road in blackout. My path being illuminated by moonlight. I started crying when all kinds of thoughts crossed my mind. I lost my way in between. Where am I? Am I really living?

Ironical Love

Love, a pure emotion.
Not as pure as it seems.
Contaminated by fears
It’ll befriend tears.
The more you indulge
The deeper you plunge
In the ocean of love
Bliss you’ll get
In another world.
However, remember sharks exist
In this ocean too
No one will save you except you.

Love, a pure emotion
It is as pure as it seems
It’s untouched by anything,
Like a moonlit sky full of stars.
You create your own dirt
‘Coz love doesn’t hurt
Strings attached do
Cut your strings with a wink
And bathe in the heaven’s brink
‘Coz it’s only love that’s pouring.

Flying moments

I stood still
Moments went by
I saw them fly
In moonlit sky.

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Here I stand
On the threshold of life
Looking back
For one last time.

Last Chapter

So, December is here and I feel like taking a break from Poetry and share some thoughts. We all have just a few days left to write the most beautiful chapter of 2014. For me, this year has been a roller coaster ride but I’m not here to describe that ride. All I got to say is give one last lookback to this year. Make amends, learn from your mistakes, and do what you feel like because if you keep waiting for the right time, it won’t ever come. It’s here and now. Write the final chapter with full of enthusiasm and carefree attitude because time and tide wait for none. Go ahead and make history. Because if you do this now, I’m telling you my readers that you’d experience pure bliss. Looking forward to a new life and a new beginning with 2015 just few days away! Have fun people. 😀