Choices you make 

6 Oct

March 2014

I missed my connecting flight from Amsterdam to Delhi because the Seattle Amsterdam flight was delayed. 

The next one was after 16 hours

I was given meal coupons and a fake apology. 

I chose not to accept it. Asked for a 24hr visa instead to step out. 

It was 7pm when I got the visa. My flight was at 6am. 

I was dead tired. My mind told me to crash at a hotel. I chose to walk the streets of Amsterdam, clicking. 

Went straight to the airport. My camera some 350 photos heavy. 

June 2016

Jet Airways morning flight to Mumbai. Sleep was the easy option. I chose to read the inflight magazine instead. 

Came across a photo contest that asked for pictures of Amsterdam. I have never reacted to these. But the images from that Amsterdam night had remained in my head. I chose to take a camera shot of the contest page. 

July 2016

Was clearing my phone images. Came across the contest page image. Chose not to ignore it any further and submitted 2 of my favorite pics from that night. 

October 2016

Jet Airways wrote in. I had won first prize. 

I won. 

And understood life yet again

Your choices are not driven by the result you want 

Rather, you are the result of the choices you make

5 Responses to Choices you make 



October 6th, 2016 at 10:34 am

Superb image, last two lines makes think and analyse in retrospect


Nitika S.

October 15th, 2016 at 1:08 pm

This is suuper amazing, I love such beautiful little surprises that life has to offer !!


Abhishek J

October 24th, 2016 at 8:22 am

Really cool dude….

When I read your posts, I feel like giving up my redundant job in SG and do some stuff which I can be proud of, however the fear of failure just lurks
around and may be that’s the real difference between you and me.

I started my own company when I was 21 and I had no fear of any kind when I did that, I was still in college. We continued for 2 years, until I left them due to some financial concerns at my end as we needed to pump in money every month. The two of them are still my good friends and still run the company.

But now after so many years, there are so many questions to ask
1. Will I succeed?
2. Will I be able to maintain the same standard of life ?
3. Will I be able to give my son and daughter the thought – let’s do what we want to, because we can always go back to our dad and he will take care.

May be I am right or maybe I am wrong. What I need to do is keep trying for sure.



November 8th, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Showing up everyday, is 80% job done :)
All the best Abhishek



November 8th, 2016 at 5:13 pm

Absolutely :)

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