#Journey #Life

This month of this year, I will be completing living equal number of years outside my hometown.

That brings back so many memories and fills up lot of confidence.

Just like another teen, after completing 12th grade, I had moved out to pursue grad, then for first job and so on. Since then, I have lived at 9 cities.

By our definition of living at a place:

You should have spent at least 3 months living at a place, spending good amount of time in knowing it well.

Wellington fell short of 30 days whereas Sydney and many others missed by 90 days or more.

Starting from my small hometown, here is the list –

  • Hoshiarpur
  • Patiala
  • Delhi
  • Bangalore
  • Mysore
  • Gurgaon
  • Chandigarh
  • San Jose
  • Auckland

Cannot guess how many more are scheduled during this journey called life.

No wonder, some of my favourite songs are based on journey and nostalgia –

Aao Milo Chalo

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आओ मिलो चलो

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Musafir hoon yaaro

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मुसाफ़िर हूं यारो

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Yoon hi chala chal rahi, kitni haseen hai ye dunia

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यूं ही चला चल राही, कितनी हसीन है ये दुनिया

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Jadon ambron barasea paani, mitti di khushboo aayi

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ਜਦੋਂ ਅੰਬਰੋਂ ਬਰਸਿਆ ਪਾਣੀ, ਮਿੱਟੀ ਦੀ ਖ਼ੁਸ਼ਬੂ ਆਈ

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Safar ka hi tha main, safar ka raha

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सफर का ही था मैं, सफर का रहा

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Before I moved out for first time, I still remember one wise man advising me to travel the world and not to stick to one place for life. I sure have made at least that person feel proud!🌏🎉🎊🌎🛅🛩️

#MountRuapehu

The beautiful view of @Mount Ruapehu

This is the last time I’ll be seeing this, now a familiar mount on my regular Wellington trips, in this year. So tried to take a clear shot.

You do not get to see Mount Ruapehu on every flight between Auckland and Wellington, sometime due to clouds or weather and other time due to different flight path, but this is one thing I look forward to every time boarding a flight on this route.

Another reason I am going to remember last flight of this year from Wellington is because of the pleasure of the company provided by Stephen and Anita – Stephen made sure to be in the same row which was very nice gesture of him and Anita, by accident but a pleasant one with her sitting exactly in front of me. An awesome way to end the travel this year with a memorable journey.

#Beautiful #Companion #CoPassenger #Enjoying #Grateful #Pleasant #Travel #Awesome #Journey #LastTime #2017 #TravelingToAuckland

On being a traveller

Could easily relate to the lines having lived at almost dozen cities and having traveled to more than 100 places so far in this life…and still traveling every week as part of work!


मगर अब ना मैं अपने घर का रहा
सफर का ही था मैं, सफर का रहा

इधर का ही हूं ना उधर का रहा
सफर का ही था मैं, सफर का रहा

शहर शहर फुर्सतों को बेचता रहा
खाली हाथ जाता, खाली लौटता रहा

ये उम्र, वक़्त, रास्ता…गुज़रता रहा
सफर का ही था मैं, सफर का रहा

इधर का ही हूं ना उधर का रहा
सफर का ही था मैं, सफर का रहा


Magar ab na main apne ghar ka raha
Safar ka hi tha main safar ka raha

Idhar ka hi hoon na udhar ka raha
Safar ka hi tha main safar ka raha

Shehar shehar fursaton ko bechta hoon
Khaali haath jaata khaali laut.ta hoon

Ye umr, waqt, raasta…guzarta raha
Safar ka hi tha main safar ka raha

Idhar ka hi hoon na udhar ka raha
Safar ka hi tha main safar ka raha

#Travel #Traveller #Traveling #Lifetime #Safar #सफर #Life #Home #Age #Time #Road