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10 Happy Moments by Aakriti Kochhar Sachdeva

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10 Happy Moments of My Life 1. The first time I held my baby sister in my arms.  I was happy I had someone I could bully! 2. The first time I saw the Eiffel Tour twinkle.  There is nothing about Paris that didn’t fascinate me: the wine, the fashion, the culture, the gastronomy and the people (especially the men!) Then first time I saw the Eiffel tour was like a long awaited dream come true! The better part, I sponsored my own trip! 3. When I brought my first puppy home and my life has never been the same! My dogs have taught me to love selflessly and to always look where I put my foot (if I don’t, its usually in dog poo) 4. When I entered Disneyland! The first thing on my bucket list was going to Disneyland since I could probably spell ‘Disneyland’! I was longing to go to the happiest and most magical place on Earth! Going there with the love of my life made this experience even better. 5. When I met my childhood friend after many years over drinks and realized distance didn’t ch

5 Things I Learned in my 20s

I was young, wild and carefree in my 20s and had one motto in life – experience everything at least once in my life with no regret and irrespective of its consequences and repercussions. As I inch closer to turning 30 next year in February, the world went into a lockdown and it gave me ample amount of time for self-reflection, soul-searching and making lifestyle changes to condition my mind as to how I want to shape the next 50yrs of my future life. The following is a list of 5 things/lessons that I learned in my 20s from life:- 1. Restrict your Social Circle You can have a hundred fair-weather friends but once you identify your core set of five to ten people whom I refer to as “permanents”, that’s enough to sustain a happy and fulfilled life. Of course! Lesser the friends, lesser is the drama. Oh! I’m a lucky man, To count on both hands, The ones I love, Some folks just have one, Yeah, others they got none, Stay with me, Let’s just breathe 2. It is okay to FAIL!

Living in a Hostel

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The email stated, "Congratulations! You're admitted to IMT Ghaziabad Executive MBA programme for the academic year 2018-19".  I experienced mixed emotions of happiness because I was finally going to do my Masters and sadness because I had to leave my friends and family behind and move to another city. I packed my bags, enjoyed a glass of beer with my best friends at home and headed to the airport for my flight to Delhi. During my transit, I had flashes of the movies Rockford and 3 Idiots about how hostel life would be for me for next 365 days. I entered college and was mind blown by the campus infrastructure.  Well, if you've lived in Bombay your whole life, you don't expect to see an 11 v/s 11 football field in the college campus. We are used to tall buildings and no space.  I got the keys to my hostel room and while enjoying a cigarette with my hostel roommate, I was flabbergasted with the amenities in the room -

Losing and Gaining a Best Friend

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I feel unhappy, I feel so sad, I’ve lost a best friend that I ever had. We met in the 7 th grade and were inseparable ever since. I have so many fond memories of him from studying math together to being introduced to football and classic rock music, from crushing on the most popular girl in school to bonding with each other’s siblings, from our first drink together to going for underground poker tournaments, from always standing up for each other to the eventual fallout. My father once told me, “Don’t ever let girls, money or business come in the way of friendship” and yet I did. I made the mistake of falling in love with my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. I got romantically involved with her and my best friend from school cut all ties with me. 10 years later, I bumped into him at the movies and there was a plethora of emotions that just came back to the surface, we welcomed each other like two brothers who had been at war for so long. We knew our friendship was restor