Who Has Inspired me recently??

And answer is Casey Neistat. If you watch youtube you might already know who this man is but if you don't know let me try to introduce him.

He is a self made,self taught film-maker who has inspired millions of people.I am no film-maker so I am not right person to talk about the technicalities of his film-making. But as a viewer all I can say is I have never seen any one making daily vlogs as beautifully as he does. He is a father of two and married to a very lovely human. He is quirky in his ways. If you watch him you know what I am talking about. His ways of opening mails or customizing everything he own. He went to MET gala on a bike ... can you beat that??

I have watched almost all his vlogs; probably watched some more than 20 times. He is the only person who is constantly inspiring me with his straight forward no-nonsense answers about the trickiest life questions. So I am going to share what I have learned from him through his 106 vlogs.

Lesson 1 - Work 

Casey has said it many times in his vlogs how work is the solution of anything. It is ; for heartbreak,failure,perfection,achievement,dreams,desires and happiness. Everything can be compensated with the amount of work you put in. If you want to get an A work for it. When everyone is sleeping you should be working. There will always be failures but only way to get over it is by working.

In his one vlog he explained how the only thing between you and your dreams is the amount of work you put in. And I think the work is the variable that makes all the difference in our lives.Here is the picture of Casey Neistat's Tarzan Theory.

Lesson 2 -  Move

If you are familiar with his vlogs you will know how he always find ways to exercise whether it is running or going to gym or biking around NYC. But he always find a way to work out and move his body.

Lesson 3 - Have Fun

He is always having fun either with his family or with his team. I remember the vlog with hover-board thingy.

Lesson 4 - Always have time for your family.

He is a very busy man but he always find a way to spend time with his family. Either it is an afternoon run or leaving work early to play with his daughter. He has movie-dates with his son. He makes a point to take his wife on date and to spend time with his friends as well.He almost goes to his home-town almost every weekend.

Lesson 5 - Keep learning.

He emphasises on this thing alot. Practice ...Practice.. Practice.. You can never be good at something if you will never practice. You have to put your head and heart into whatever you are doing and then gradually you will be good at it. But you must enjoy the process as well. Also when you reach where you wanted to be,don't just stop there but work hard and push the limits.

Lesson 6 - To start something you just have to take the first step.

During one of his Q n A someone asked him how to be a film maker and he answered just by doing it. Grab a camera and do it. I think by watching his videos I have simplified my thought process as well.. I don't think about the consequences that much now because the worst thing that can happen is that you might fail which is any day better than regret of not doing it.

Lesson 7 - Do whatever you can do to keep your dream alive.

He worked as a dish-washer in some stinky fish place(can't remember the exact name..it is in one of his first vlogs) just to save money to make films. Don't quit your dreams no matter how bad things get. Just think about if he would have given up we will not have all the wonderful work he has done and I won't be writing this post. There is always an extra hour you can cut from your sleep to work on something that you truly believe.

Lesson 8 - Be nice to people.

He is a celebrity yet so humble and nice to people. The way he treats people at streets,mail-guy,waiters,shop-keepers and parking guys is so so so inspiring. I love the fact that he is so grounded.
One should learn from him.

Lesson 9 - Bring cupcakes to your loved ones often.

I don't think I need to explain this any more.

Lesson 10- Commitment and determination beat everything else.

I remember in one vlog he talked about how there was nothing special in that day's vlog and yet he posted it. Then he explained why he did it. It was because when you cut yourself some slack you are digging yourself a pothole to fall into it. If you think you can do it tomorrow then 90% chances are you are not going to do it tomorrow as well. So if you have made a commitment to do something you should do it because how can you break a promise to yourself. In his last two vlogs i.e 105/106 he had some technical issues but then again he posted them. I admire him for his determination to post daily. Even if that means he get to sleep at 5 in the morning he will do it because he values his words.

I wish to tell him personally how he has changed my life but until then here is a small gesture from a girl across the globe who want to be somebody and is not afraid to work for it.

I know every one watches him but here is the link to his channel :: Casey Neistat


A New Turn..!!

Last Saturday I travelled to a small village in Tamil Nadu. The village is famous for its waterfalls and its peculiar boats. I along with two of my college friends we finally decided to get up early in the morning to go to this amazing place. It was a 3 hour journey but with friends journey is the best part.

Place was incredible and we had a lot of fun. Here are some of the pictures from my little adventure.

Beautiful mountains on one side and palm trees on the other.

These are the boats I was talking about. They look like small bowls and they are so much fun to be in.

                         If you feel hungry we have a floating candy shop in the middle of river.

One of those pics where you pretend to pose and be artsy and stuff. :P

If you ever visit India please visit Tamil Nadu because there are some beautiful places that one should visit.

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Ten Things My Dad taught me..!!

I had no intention of writing this post but I read this quote in  Bustle and decided to write it.

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” 
                                                                                                                        — Jim Valvano

This quote is true because our dads are the super-heroes of our life and I know this for a fact because mine is one.

It is his voice in my head and on the phone that keeps me going through tough times. So here I am sharing some of the greatest things he has taught me.

1) Faith ::

My dad is a religious man and he believes there is something good in everyone. He sees the world without any prejudice. Well I am not as religious as he is but I know there is one person I count on blindly and that person is "YOU" papa.

2) Its okay to be able to laugh at yourself ::

Well this is one of the earliest life lessons he has taught me. I remember when I used to cry because someone made fun of my school or my teachers or anyone closely related to me.That is when he made me understand ," people will stop making fun of you when you stop taking yourself seriously" and that is true. If you can laugh at yourself then life is much better.Don't worry about what other think about you.He made me understand that sometimes it is okay to have thick skin. You can not and should not be bothered by what others think about you.

3) To be grounded :: 

You can always judge a person from the way he treats his sub-ordinates. I have always noticed my dad to be nice to everyone. He speaks and greets everyone he comes across. I have seen him being nice to everyone and probably that is why I have a innate niceness in me. My papa has taught me to accept victory in a graceful way and to accept defeat even more respectfully.
I have never seen my papa abuse anyone and that is why I don't swear and use bad words. Because according to him words are like arrows and they can hurt.

4) Never show a stranger your weakness ::

He taught me not to cry in front of others if they are not your family and friends. Never let a random person how vulnerable you are. Well to be honest my dad doesn't like the fact that I cry because he believes crying doesn't solve anything. I have taken his half advice so I don't cry in-front of strangers.

5) To fix a fuse ::

Yes, I know how to fix a fuse,or to change bulbs, or to change tires and he has taught me everything that I need to learn. He has made me capable enough to live on my own but papa I still need you to kill a spider in bathroom. He has made me self-efficient(if that is a word). :P

6) To be genuine ::

My papa has taught me to be true to yourself and to do what you believe in. He has taught me family comes first and family values are important. It is because of him I am so close to my parents and my sister.

7) Maths will never leave you alone ::

I hated maths while growing up and papa always said one thing,"you can never outrun maths". Sadly it is true. I have to do maths almost everyday and now that I am preparing for GMAT I have to do same maths that I did in high-school and trust me every time I see an equation I imagine my papa standing my behind and saying, "I told you so.. "

8) Don't be afraid of dark ::

This lesson is taught to me by my papa and by my grand-dad. When I was a kid I was scared of going in dark rooms. They made me realise it is nothing to be scared of. It is just a room that needs someone to switch on the lights. At that time this advice just meant switching on lights but now I think about it I believe it is much more deep : If you are in a dark place you just need to power on your inner light to face the problems.

9) To embrace things as they come :: 

My papa has come across his fair share of adversities in life and he has taught me to face things as they come and to smile along the way. No matter how tough life is it always gets better with little fun with family and friends.

10) Girls can do anything :: 

He is a father of two girls and he has never put any restrictions on us. He has always encouraged my sister and me to do whatever we like. He has taught us we can do any damn thing in life if you really really work for it and also if you get-up early(inside joke between papa and me). Girls are equal to boys : this is my papa's mantra and it is because of him I see a world with gender-equality.

This post is to my Papa as a thank you for making me a proud girl.

Thanks for coming to all my public speaking events, results, to pick me up from station and to be on my side all the times. This post is nothing if I compare the sacrifices you make for us. I promise I will make you proud. Thanks for lending me money and supporting me these days. I love you so much papa.

Happy Farther's Day Papa..:) You are the best and strongest person I know.

Love your daughter.. !!

My May Love..!!

If you read my last post then you might know that I have a lot of time in hand. So instead of preparing for GMAT I was doing what every one does.. Tataddaaa ... procrastination.. I think I have become pro in it. But in my pursuit to avoid studying I did everything but opening my GMAT prep books and in that process I fell in love with some of the things in months.

Here are some of them.

1) #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso.

I know I am probably the last person in the world to read this book. But better late than never. Omg the book is amazing and phase that I am in these days it is one of my favourite books to grab to make me feel better. I have highlighted all the good parts. I have a kindle edition of the book but now I am thinking of getting a paper-based as well. The way she has told her story is truly inspiring and motivating.

2) Doughnuts.

Doughnuts are the only thing that can make any one feel better instantly. I have fallen in love with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Original Glazed... Cinnamon Glazed.. Sparkled Chocolate.. Yum Yum Yum .

3) Orange Lip.

And to put some happiness in my face I have been using "Maybelline Orange Icon". It is a perfect coral lipstick and is not as bold as red colour so it can be worn pretty much everyday and with everything.

4) Casey Neistat Vlogs.

I have always adored him but his vlogs are amazing. I love the way he incorporates life lessons in his vlogs and inspires people without sounding superficial. His genuinity is very inspiring. He is one of a kind and so are his vlogs.

I hope you had a wonderful May and I pray your June to be even amazing.
Please share the things that made you fall in love this May.