Living in butter chicken capital aka New Delhi!

It is springs time in New Delhi. Flowers are everywhere. Bloom is overwhelming. Night is pleasantly cool. Morning sun is also pleasing. No sign of winter except when chilly winds blow but that too is limited to few occasions in the day.

Springs 2013 in NewDelhi

Springs 2013 in New Delhi

Prison of lifestyle:

New Delhi is not just political capital of India, it is ‘Butter Chicken‘ Capital of the world. The outbreak of swine flu at many places in India, does not matter.  Butter Chicken is the most popular non vegetarian delicacy which is full of fat. As a vegetarian I may like to call Delhi as ‘Chole Bhature‘ capital but that is not possible because there is no possibility of addiction to ‘Chole Bhature’ even if that is the most popular vegetarian dish or lunch in New Delhi. Butter Chicken is generally the dinner delicacy. And it now appears to be addictive.

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Habits, Divergence & Obsession

A person is nothing but bundle of habits:

Change the habits and we have a new avatar/person. We always miss yesterday. More so what we did or happened yesterday. Unless it was painful, we want to repeat it again, today and now.
Apart from that we are constrained to follow a routine of livelihood or obligations or commitments or aspirations for future. We have to do it. Actually no choice.
Keeping this routine and craving to repeat the pleasurable experience, we create habits which defines us. Living in habits doing same thing over and over, again, the monotony attached to it, brings out this feeling called boredom which is also called emptiness.
Here starts the search for divergence. To do something different. To experience something different. To eat or drink something different. Now different is experienced. It could be cards, alcohol, smoke, sex or anything. Need to repeat it, occurs next day and soon it is part of habit. Continued habit is eventually the character.
The worst happens when the divergence or the different experience becomes the obsession. Be it drinking, drugs, gamble or whatever, the life and living is reduced to an interruption in-between. Only a deep understanding, patience of family and higher IQ can help. Of course God is always there.

© Sandeep Bhalla