As Appa drifts away…

As the silhouette of Appa fades away, I ponder, will he be waiting for me in heaven?

It’s a fine evening at Trichy’s Central Railway Station, it is the type of winter climate where in you feel Lil chills but don’t put on thermals :P. I am here, standing on the railing of Madurai Express, towards Aamchi Mumbai.

My heart beats slow, as if even he yearns for the company of Appa, and already feels his absence somehow.
My breathing is shallow as my hand waves goodbye to him.
The Setting Sun is spewing the last of its melancholic light rays on the ever-ready Indian Railways train, the ever-tired platform and on us.

This time I will be gone for a long time, away from home, away from the place where you can feel the warmth of the womb, where you can be yourself in toto and you don’t have to wear any mask, play any role, just you and your crazy, hatke, loved ones.

As the train glides slowly, as if she understands goodbyes and purposefully gives us that extra time to part with our dear ones; his black outline starts to disappear, the platforms slip from the vision into pieces of the rectangular garden then just tracks, empty tracks, and I can’t help thinking, what if this is the last day, I am seeing him.

Metaphorically, speaking, in this train journey of life, there are stops, at which, unknowingly or knowingly, whether we like it or not, we have to bid adieu to people we care for. Though we all know this fact, we hardly give it a thought, and rarely accept it.

Do you know what the scariest part is, we shall never know when it is!

So the only power that rests with us, is to get our farewells right.

Leave things on a good note.
Complete that closure.
Say those words.
Hug them tight.

Express your love. Give that extra care. Share that warmth.

Harry Potter

On another note, (for all the Harry Potter lovers out there), don’t you think our parents are going to be the first ones to receive us on that cold, white, heavenly platform, with arms wide open waiting to give us that big tight hug?

Yours Only,
Dinesh Raja,
the one who feels.

Why do we need to marry?

Why do we need to marry?

Why can’t we simply exist and live in the world?

Is Marriage
Or is it something that the society has made it,
marketed it well and
brainwashed us into believing it to be.

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If love is your answer;
Why can’t we love all?
Why can’t we love our loved ones the way we love our special ones.
Why can’t we do that?

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If kids are your answer;
Why can’t we simply have a collective nursery; Wherein, each child there is yours and is not.
Yet you love and care for them.
Or better, do we need really need to tie down, two humans, to raise a child?

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If Intimacy is your answer;
Why can’t we be intimate with people we like and love.
Why do we restrict ourselves to just a single person throughout our lives?

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If Money/Security is your answer;
Are we so much selfish that we are ready to live a life with someone who we don’t love but like their status or the safety which they offer?
Or are we being dumb here?

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If Companionship is your answer;
In this transient world of hyper-connectiveness, why can’t we develop a strong bond of pure energy that stays unbreakable, no matter what?
Why can’t we have companionship with other hoomans as well?

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If Making love is your answer;
Why can’t we make love to the many loved ones cherish?
Why does it have to be pure, animal-like, stinking of just pure flesh?
Mind you, I am not here talking about lust.
I am talking about the expression of a pure form of love through making love.
Why can’t we cuddle other than the one?
Why can’t we snuggle other than the knotted person?
Why can’t we freely express our love through our bodies?

Do we really require chains to love and to be loved?
Do we need cages to be selectively made love to?

Who started all of this anyway?
And why are all of us believing in it so blindly, so diligently?

Why is it that to even question this, we become frightful, fall into the forever abyss of self-doubt, and wondering is something wrong with ourselves?

Why don’t we have a free society where we can question anything and everything?

Coming back to the topic at hand.

Aren’t we too much harsh, to expect everything above mentioned


What happens if your partner doesn’t or let’s say, CAN’T provide you on a platter all the dishes you just ordered?
Be it his/her own will or shortcomings or no fault of her own.
What if she simply can’t provide you with that, why are we so harsh on them?
Why do we behave so evil to them?

No human is holistically developed. Every man has his own natural and acquired mistakes.

In the first place, Why do we EXPECT so MUCH from a SINGLE HUMAN BEING?
Why do we DEMAND so much from a SINGLE RELATIONSHIP?

Why can’t we have multiple loved ones?
Why can’t we have different humans for the same?

Do we really need to settle with just a single one?

The One who sees, listens, feels everything,
And then questions them.

Passion vs Profession

Is your life precious to you, if yes, in what things would you like to invest this precious life into?

Questions to ask yourself

Do you love what you do every day?
Do you have dreams and aspirations to do something else?
What energizes you?

What can I do today that energises me?

How to spot your passion?

What is that thing, which energises your mind, body and soul?
If it energises you, that’s your passion.

Passions where there is MONEY!

“History is made not by intelligent people but by the few crazy ones.”

Passions where it is difficult to make MONEY! [Not at all impossible tho!!!!]

Need some motivation for Passion?!?

My fav part is definitely at 9.54mins!!! He’s awe-inspiring and down to earth 🙂 RIP Kobe san

What are different types of passions?

Why people choose profession over passion

Fear of not making it. Fear of the unknown.

Too risky to make a living out of it?

How to convert passion into profession?

Does your passion help in solving problems out there?
Fuse your passion with problem statement into a sustainable business model.

Find a way to monetise your passion.

“We have been accustomed to the habit of purchasing and consuming readymade or prescribed decisions that have been practising since a long time.”

On ‘Going with the Flow.’

Factors to consider

When you are young, you have greater appetite of taking risks.

When one has obligations it becomes difficult to navigate through passion, since we live in a Real world with Real needs. Nevertheless, it is never IMPOSSIBLE.

People usually prefer well paying,safe jobs over risky passionful dreams.
It is a very big limiting factor when it comes to pursuing your dreams.

Threats to Passion.

Inability to market skills.
Inability to convert Passion to Profession.

Some Excellent advice.
“If your passion is not monetisable, don’t just do only passion. Work a job as well for the money with following your heart.” – Chetan Bhagat, Author.

Buzz words


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When the true moon shines.

Everyone talks about love, why doesn’t anyone talk about Heartbreaks?

Let us normalise talking about heartaches.


It’s just when you realize that CSK is going to win the match with 1 ball and puny 2 runs to win
And a traumatic wicket gets lost,
The observer keeps on counting the broken heart pieces just hitherto Pi’s value is reached.

On similar lines, as intoxicating Pehla Nasha is, so is equally the excruciating pehla Hamdard is.

Maybe because when it’s the first time, you genuinely feel, insecurely ponder, innocently wish,
Yes, this is it.
This is what true love feels like.

And when the Guileless
Glass Taj Mahal is broken into millions of prism shattering sept colour, the life becomes too colourless to survive.
To breathe.

The gullible feelings never truly leaves, for just like the waves it loves to keep returning and robs away the granular sanity, gleefully torturing the shores for five eternities.

After sustained atonement for falling and diving into love,
Your body regrets to host such a soul, your brain determines the world is conspiring against you, the mind wonders what evil it had done, that this sorrow is bestowed upon me while the heart is shivering,
It’s hopeful yet afraid of ever finding true love again
if it truly exists.

The Body requests it’s occupant,
Please, O, Please my lord,
Go and hide, my master, for I can see the future no more.
Give me some grains of poppy or better, full ale of it
My lord I will believe our time has come, let’s go and finally sleep on the merciful lap of our holy mother.

The Brain advises, fear not my fellow,
I will give my best,
I will strive my everything not to ever let you make the same godforsaken mistake again.
I will always be on guard,
for now,
I have seen how treacherous a harmless Lily can be.

And mind speaks up,
Fear not oh my heart,. you have felt what true love is,
Carry on,
Walk along the Destined path,
For you don’t know b when you stumble upon a Kohinoor while weeping over a lost pearl.

Heart finally talks to itself.
The past is definitely Beautiful and I’m glad that love happened,
If it was written, that it may happen this way, so be it.

I have got no Regrets,
For I have now known the happiness of true love,
I have come to the realisation,
All the time I was weeping in the forlorn corner,
I serve a much bigger role as the instruments of the one up above,
For my purpose would be to spread,
Seamlessly, Indifferently, Unconditionally,
The bliss of eternal love around me.

Yet, I have this youthful craziness to jump again,
Into the depths of the marooned sea,
If ever the true moon shines,
When the true moon shines.

If it shines.

Yours Only, Dinesh Raja, a Romantic of Zindagi.

What is true love?

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As this Valentine day comes, I stumble upon an old google note that I had written when I was in my late teens, which was about – Love.
I have been wondering for a long time, What is true love anyway?

This is what I had written back then…

The Lil Teen Me
Time spending – basic stuff na and after a time you fall in love but that doesn’t always mean s/he is the SOULMATE na, coz if you can like n understand anyone with whom you have to spend a long period of time. [Isn’t this so frigging true?!? That’s the secret of most Arranged marriages I think!]
Maybe it is seeing in the eyes of her and letting the world pass by, as it happens in meditation. [Damn, I am crazy Romantic since back then eh xD]
She should understand me when I wanna walk alone just being there & not whispering a word just for letting me live that moment. [I didn’t know I had this level of maturity back then :P]
Capturing candids when she least expects. [Yay! :D]

After reading these, my curious heart couldn’t help but ask the question, which has bothered lovers for eternity; I started asking people out.

Check out these cool answers.

A Pretty Physician says.
When you get along well.
When you let them be when they want to and at the same time be around.
When your presence energises each other.
When you naturally incline towards each other.
When taking effort doesn’t feel like taking effort.
Whether you win or lose, you want to announce it to the other person immediately.

An arranged-marriage-newly-wed-bride says.
Nothing is ready-made in this world…we become soulmates for the people we love and are worth changing for.

A Beautiful Kathak dancer says.
Me and My Doggo ofc!

An Indian-Guy-Studying-In-China
The major difference as per me between true love and soulmate is when you see the dark side or flaws of a soulmate you might feel less attracted or maybe sometimes go different ways.
But in the case of true love even when you see him/her at her lowest and at her darkest side you still see only beauty and nothing else just like lotus it grows in swamps but whenever we look at it at its worst we still only appreciate it’s beauty.

A Passionate Gardener says.
Someone you care about like yourself.
Two people = one soul.

A Musical Audiologist says, Love is something you get, when you aren’t looking for it.

I ask you,
My amigo,
What do you think True love is?

Why Air hostess are one of the most mentally strong professionals?

The next time you board a flight, look at the 2nd next beautiful thing around you, what do you find? Air hostess. 1st, of course, is the beauteous scenic views.

They are some of the most mentally strong professionals I have observed.

Why you ask?

If you notice closely they are pretty stressed yet they never show it neither on their face, tone or body language. They are almost always composed.

On looking from the clouds, giving it an eagle’s view, Professionals who deal with people on day to day basis have the most daunting job.
There’s a spectrum of emotions right from agonizing experiences to satisfying moments.

For example an air hostess subtle hidden frustration on trying to make a big Indian family seat their seat on the seat when the flight is moving prepping to take off, while the cool pilot is shouting through the speakers that we gonna get high folks!
Or the satisfaction you get after you walk out that kid who couldn’t stand on his badly fractured legs as a medico.

After all, we deal with people, who can be crazy, dumb, idiotic also can be too smart, overconfident and sceptical.

I am sure they have to deal with lots more people crap than we ever will.


Like the brain deaf man who never wears the masks even after smiling screaming unto his ears for septillion times,
or the obscene cold stare of a seemingly well educated and dressed uncle who she’s trying to ignore since boarding,
or that ever thirsty crow who’s she served ocean full of water and keeps asking for more of course after flooding the plane with his mutra Visarjan.

They definitely must have been drilled with people skills, scenarios.
Trained with all the etiquettes and mannerisms.

I wonder what could their mind voices be when they are faced with some other human antiquities.

God bless and save these charming humans from the mango public.

Yours Only,
Dinesh Raja,
a travelling wizard.

“Things About S*X No One Ever Told You- Josh Talks”-. a YT review

It’s a nice, simple thought-provoking video on sexuality and intercourse.
It’s just the tip of the iceberg though, whatever she talks here.
It is more or less an amalgamation of unusual to hear facts and scenarios and a definite will to spread the wings of sexuality advocacy.

Things to ponder upon

Sex is not just an act.
It’s power. It’s energy. It’s a way to channelise the energy.

Porn is an entertainment industry. Its sole existence is to make money.

The Body-shaming pandemic.
It’s prevalent everywhere. Any ideas on how we can tackle this evil giant?

Observations about her.

1. Knowledge
She knows her shit. She knows through and through what she’s talking about.

2. Mission.
You can palpate the passion in her words when she says she wants to normalise talking about sex and sexuality.

Credits: Josh Talks.

Buzz words
1. Sexuality
Stuff in and around sex & not just making love.

2. Sexual Frustration

Sexual frustration is a sense of dissatisfaction stemming from a discrepancy between a person’s desired and achieved sexual activity.

“Sexual frustration is a natural response to there being an imbalance between what you want (or need) sexually and what you’re currently getting or experiencing.”

It manifests differently in everybody. For some people, it may present as generalized anger or agitation, for others, depression or anxiety. And for some, as recklessness. ^2



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Why Whitebeard aka Edward Newgate is G.O.A.T.!


In super duper hit anime series, One Piece, White Beard aka Edward Newgate, was the captain of the Whitebeard Pirates and was known as “The Strongest Man in the World” after Gol D. Roger’s death.

He was a member of the Four Emperors that ruled over the New World until his death during the Battle of Marineford arc.

Definitely as of now, he is irreputably my most favorite character!

He was amazingly portrayed as ‘Father’ figure quite beautifully.

It’s sad though, he’s one of the most underrated character in the series. He absolutely deserves more screen time.

Especially the epi 484 Whitebeard vs Blackbeard pirates, this entire episode was beautifully crafted!

The things which makes him respectable :-

1. His Vigor

2.  His Far-sighted vision When he puts his bets on Mugiwara, strawhat Luffy  and says to his amigos ‘From now onwards.. back up mugiwara luffy’ that he will set Ace free.

3. His beautiful benevolence

4. His Maternal Mercy

5. His Unique dreams

6. His undefeatable determination

7.  His all-conquering smile

8. His unshakeable honesty

9.  His Merciful Mentoring

a.   Particularly the scene where Captain Squard Stabs pops and pops simply hugs and forgives him

10. His unbreakable trust with others

and that’s it

 Peculiarly when Akainu  the magma brat tries brew mistrust amongst the allied forces in the War and the most astonishing part was pops doesn’t even have to explain to his comrades, he simply states, ’You all are pirates and are free to believe whatever you want to’

with that

the entire allegiance believes him and fights more passionately than ever!

11. His indomitable spirit. Even after mortally wounded by every-fking- one including Aokiji, Kizaru, Akainu he still fights the hyena like Blackbeard pirates

12.  His Impregnable honor

 Till his last breath he fights for what he believes in and never ever leaves a battle running

13.  His Parent like mentoring

He essentially sacrifices himself so that his sons can see the next bright era.

14.  His Ale Wisdom

When he states that its time to bury the old era with himself and slate a new one, he knows when to stop and otherwise.

15. His Emotional side

All ever he wanted since he was a kid was – a family.

And now I wonder what is a family?

I realise it now that I really look up to him, just I like looked up to Albus Dumbledore sir,and I recognize that all the while I was wanting to have a mentor.

A true mentor whom I can truly look upon to.

A mentor who would be there to guide me through the mysteries and mystics of life.

A mentor who would be there when I Need her/him the most.

When will my hearts wish true come, When can I say trully that

I do have a Mentor.

Yours Only, Dinesh Raja, a Passionate Otaku.


1. One piece,the anime.



A Single season can’t have it all

Warm Winters can’t have a colourful evening,
because mist gathers around in the inning,
A Single Season can’t have it all,
each part make it one for all.

Rustic Rains can’t have juicy mangoes,
because water and they are foes,
A Single Season can’t have it all,
each part make it one for all.

Shady Summers can’t have petrichor,
because the soils are busy working their chore,
A Single Season can’t have it all,
each part make it one for all.

Sombre Springs can’t have sun’s radiance,
because it’s too busy spreading out ambience.
A Single Season can’t have it all,
each part make it one for all.

Airless Autumn can’t have new buds,
because its sober with the dead duds,
A Single Season can’t have it all,
each part make it one for all.

A single human isn’t whole,
all of us makes ourselves beautiful,
A Single Season can’t have it all,
each part make it one for all.

Yours Only,
Dinesh Raja
A Curious Otaku.