I narrate an incident which gave me joy unbound. And that was the joy which you would feel when you least expect it to happen in the city of Hyderabad. I would say that is Hyderabad for you. Few days ago I was going to visit my relative‘s place on my two wheeler. That is not my first visit to the place and neither I was new to the route I was taking. I set out on my two wheeler and started on a familiar journey. A turn here and turn there amidst the heavy duty traffic was normal. But this time I tried a different turn and soon I was lost. I was treading a way which I never went.
This was not my first visit to the symbol of the city. But only this time, Charminar looked fully different. It appeared majestic. It appeared as if it was reminding the full history of the city in a single moment. I stopped my bike for some time and stared at the monument for some more time. The more I saw it, the more I was enamored by its majesty. But my admiration was cut short as a person blared his motorcycle‘s horn, ” Zara haton na Yaaron!” His words were curt but they were masked with typical Hyderabadi friendliness.
I started out on my way again. I continued to see the majestic monument in my rear view mirror again and again till I took a turn which closed history for me. This experience gave me a new meaning to life. All this time I felt that happiness can be achieved by leading life in a planned way but this time I felt that unplanned incidents can give more joy in a single unexpected moment than all my planned happiness together.
I am now ready for getting lost in the city once again and agian only I am given such unexpected joys. If only life has that simple moments of happiness and joy.