25 Greatest Unsolved Mysteries Ever

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We know tons of facts that exists in this world but no perfect explanation of why things happened like that. List of such mysteries that exist in this world i am sharing across.

Mackenzie Poltergeist in Greyfriars

The Mackenzie Poltergeist is one of the most famous attractions when taking the City of the Dead tour within the Greyfriars Kirkyard in Edinburgh as people who join the tour experience bruises, scratches, and some even faint as they enter and see the Black Mausoleum where Sir George Mackenzie lies. Is it all for show? Maybe there’s only one way to find out…

Mackenzie Poltergeist in Greyfriars

Mackenzie Poltergeist in Greyfriars

 

 

 Aluminum Wedge of Aiud

Back in 1974, a group of workers in Romania discovered three different objects 10 meters deep in a sand trench. Two of the items were prehistoric elephant bones that have been dated as old as 2.5 million years ago. The third object however, is an aluminum wedge that was found together with the ancient bones. This discovery dumbfounded most researchers, as aluminum was difficult to create even by 19th century standards. While some call it evidence of extraterrestrials, others are calling it a hoax. Whatever it is, we may never know.

Aluminum Wedge of Aiud

Aluminum Wedge of Aiud

 

SS Ourang Medan

What happened to SS Ourang Medan or “Man from Medan” in Malaysia is perhaps one of the most fascinating and mind-boggling mysteries that ever existed in seafaring history. Everything began with an SOS message in 1947 that mentioned the captain, along with the rest of the crew, was dead. What’s worse, even the telegrapher died during the transmission of the message. When the Silver Star was able to receive the distress call and went to inspect the ship, they confirmed the deaths of all aboard. Speculations of ghosts, hazardous chemicals, and even aliens have been raised, but there is still no conclusion as to what actually happened

 

SS Ourang Medan

SS Ourang Medan

 

Nazca Geoglyphs

The Nazca civilization is responsible for some of the most fascinating geoglyphs on the face of the Earth. They include everything from spiders, monkeys, sharks, orcas, and  flowers, the precision of which is incredible given that the Nazca had no way of examining their work from above.

Nazca Geoglyphs

Nazca Geoglyphs

 

Lal Bahadur Shastri

He died an unexplainable death since he left the country healthy. Many have claimed that he died of heart attack, but the doctors and other specialists who have checked him out, including his wife, confirmed that he was A-okay. His wife had also made the assertion that the Tashkent Pact, upon signature, gave the chance for him to be poisoned. This was never proven since there was no post-mortem diagnosis of the body so every assumption that could be answered were already included in the grave.

 Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri

 

DB Cooper.

When DB Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 along with $200,000, he proceeded to jump out of the plane with a parachute. He was never found, however, and this remains the only unsolved case in US aviation history

DB Cooper

DB Cooper

 

Wow! Signal

When Jerry R. Ehman worked under the SETI Project of the Ohio Wesleyan University’s Perkins Observatory, he did not expect that he would be able to pick up a radio frequency supposedly coming from deep space. He was able to get a 72-second signal from the constellation Sagittarius and was never able to get it again. Up to this day no one is sure about the origin of the signal. It derived its name, however, from the “wow!” that Jerry wrote in the margin of the printout.

Wow! Signal

Wow! Signal

 

Severed Foot Beach in British Columbia

It is not uncommon for bodies to wash up on beaches but for one beach in British Columbia severed feet have consistently been floating ashore for the past several years causing numerous theories to be put forth.

Severed Foot Beach in British Columbia

Severed Foot Beach in British Columbia

 

Extraterrestrials

From the mysteries found in the Eastern Islands, to the Bermuda Triangle, and even with the Roswell Incident during World War II, men have always been in question as to whether we are not alone in the universe. With some claiming to have been abducted and others calling hogwash, there is as of yet no consensus.

Extraterrestrials

Extraterrestrials

 

The Lost City of Atlantis

The City of Atlantis has been imagined as the crowning city of Neptune, where mermaids and mermen live. But based on what Plato has discussed during his time, specifically with his two dialogues Timaeus and Critias, it specifically mentioned the existence of Atlantis based on the stories being heard during the journeys, and how Atlantis was in its prime state, thus giving a clue that the place did exist as Plato was a real entity. Now that it sunk into the deep, many are still wondering if it is real, knowing that there are certain objects underwater that may be the remnants of this once beautiful city.

 The Lost City of Atlantis

The Lost City of Atlantis

 

Shroud of Turin

The shroud containing an imprint of a human face has been one of the main focuses of Christian research, as many have suggested that the person’s face in the shroud could be Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Shroud of Turin

 

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

 

Black Dahlia Murder

22-year old Elizabeth Short was very active at promoting herself into showbiz at the time the Black Dahlia murder occurred, however, no one knew of the killer or who actually did the murder

Black Dahlia Murder

 

Bigfoot

Also known as Sasquatch,  bigfoot is supposedly a creature that lives in the snowy mountainous regions of the United States and Canada. It may be identified as a gorilla at first, however, its walking posture can be compared to that of a man’s.

Bigfoot

 

The Loch Ness Monster

For ages, people have been hearing about the Loch Ness monster and how it baffled everyone thinking that it is a creature unlike any other. There have been many sightings over the years and photos and videos of actual footage have been checked and looked at time and time again, confirming if it could be some kind of sea serpent or a descendant of the dinosaurs. Even up today, as some are claiming, it still exists and swims under the waters.

The Loch Ness Monster

 

Rongorongo

In the mysterious Easter Islands where the moai stands, a set of glyphs have been discovered, called the Rongorongo. These glyphs have never been deciphered although they may contain clues concerning the huge heads found scattered around the island.

Rongorongo

Georgia Guidestones

Also identified as the American version of Stonehenge, the Georgia Guidestones located in Elbert County are shrouded in mystery, although they were erected only in 1979. Written on the walls are 10 “new commandments” written in English, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, China, Russia, and Spanish although no one is sure why or for whom they were meant.

Georgia Guidestones

 

Zodiac Letters

During the 1960s and 1970s, there was a certain criminal in the San Francisco Bay area that was identified as the Zodiac killer for the mind-boggling letters he sent to the police and to the press. Although one of the four letters were cracked, which contained a very disturbing message, the other three have never been identified, even until now.

Zodiac Letters

 

Tamam Shud

Back in December 1948, an unidentified man was found dead in Somerton Beach, located in Adelaide, Australia. Found in one of his pockets was a piece of paper with the words “Tamam Shud” written on it. The words were translated “finished” or “ended” based on excerpts  found in The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Although governments around the world have tried to identify the man his identity has remained mystery.

Tamam Shud

 

Shepherd’s Monument Inscription

In Staffordshire, England, there is a sculpture that has invited the wits and intellect of many intellectuals in an attempt to decode an inscription reading DOUOSVAVVM. Although the Shepherd’s Monument was constructed back in the 18th century, the letters found therein were never solved, even 250 years after it was completed.

Shepherd's Monument Inscription

 

Kryptos

Just outside the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, you will behold a statue that has coded encryptions on its surface. This very captivating sculpture was created by Jim Sanborn to show that everything can be resolved and decoded with the use of patterns and clues. Of the four inscription sections that were included, only the first three have been cracked. But the fourth? Not even the brilliant minds in the CIA were able to get to the bottom of it.

Kryptos

 

Bermuda Triangle

Known as the Bermuda Triangle, this legendary expanse of ocean can be found between the points of Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. Pilots often tell of their instruments going haywire and numerous ships have been lost at sea. With explanations ranging from gas bubbles to aliens, no one is sure what is behind the strange phenomena.

Bermuda Triangle

 

Jack the Ripper

The name Jack the Ripper has been heard in many shows and movies, pertaining to the serial killer who murdered 11 women in London’s east end in the late 1800′s but was never identified. Most of his victims were prostitutes, whose bodies were mutilated beyond recognition and their throats slashed.

Jack the Ripper

 

Voynich Manuscript

The Voynich manuscript was written in a language that men through the centuries have tried to decode to no avail. The only idea anyone has of its origin are the drawings found on various pages.

Voynich Manuscript

 

The Taos Hum

In the small town of Taos, New Mexico, there is a certain buzz often heard on the horizon that can be compared to the sound of a distant diesel engine. Although it can be heard by the naked ear, various sound detection devices are not able to pick it up. This is known as the Taos Hum and up to this day, no one still knows how this sound is being created.

Greatest Unsolved Mysteries

 

Hope this astonishes you all.

For now this is Shwetal signing off from this place enjoy reading my posts.  Hasta la Vista

Shwetal – An Avid Writer.

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I think i am successfull….

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I think i am successful . I said this to my self and i got a tight slap on my face. And i kept wondering as to why this happened. And that’s when i realized that . Thinking that i am successful is something not reality, and when i realized my work that i have been doing here all these months was a success. I don’t think i am successful,  i am successful. When i started writing i was quite excited about. In school when i used to write essays i used to repeat sentences or points so that it looks big. Sounds stupid however that’s how i used to do it. But over the period of time when i got into writing. I learnt one thing, that your dont have to ponder a lot to make sure you write good. Just be simple and write simple . What worst could happen, nothing, it would be either read by less number of people. Quality is important than quantity.

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What you write should be worth it , even if it is 5 lines. Till the point it motivates people.

For now this is Shwetal signing off from this place. Enjoy

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April fools Day 1st April

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All of us actually celebrate this day as April fools day . But not all of us know the historical events that happened on this date. Have read and you will be amazed. There are many events but i have made a synopsis of few interesting one’s in chronological order. They all occurred on 1st April , i am only mentioning year.

And trust me this not make people fool 🙂

374 – Comet 1P/374 E1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0884 AUs of Earth

1836 – Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Cocos Islands

1853 – Cincinnati became 1st US city to pay fire fighters a regular salary

1891 – London-Paris telephone connection opens

1900 – 1st edition of Dutch newspaper “The People”

1916 – 1st US national women’s swiming championships held

1924 – Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted

1925 – 1st transmission of Danish state radio

1942 – Mexico changes from 3 time zones to 2

1946 – Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo Hawaii

1952 – Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow

1954 – Earthquake/tsunami ravage Aleutians, 200 killed

1957 – World’s biggest glass oven used

1960 – 2nd French atom bomb explodes (Sahara)

1960 – France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria

1960 – 1st weather satellite launched (TIROS 1)

1973 – Japan allows its citizens to own gold

1981 – Daylight saving time is introduced in the USSR.

And last but the 2 most interesting fact.

1976 – Stephen Wozniak & Steven Jobs founded Apple Computer

2004 – Google introduces its Gmail product to the public. The launch is met with skepticism on account of the launch date.

 

Shwetal – An Avid writer.

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My first night at call center……(Disclaimer i am not copying Mr. Chetan Bhagat just inspired by his title:-) )

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Not many people know this, but in my first job i worked at a call center for close to 5 months. Honestly the kind of crowd i met there was awesome. But the real fun began when i was to work in night shifts. I absolutely had no clue as to what i was feeling. I had finished my training and was to hit the floor and take calls , hitting the floor was like facing the actual customer.

So the fun of night shift was to begin half past midnight . That’s right half past midnight. All i had to ensure was to sleep 8 hours during the day , so i could ride out the night. I kept thinking when i took this job did i made the right choice . Well time for thinking all this was gone. ” You have taken this job so you got to do it.” Saying this to myself i said lets do it.

I tried sleeping during the day, but man sleeping 8 hours during the day was like becoming impossible. I slept for 3 hours during noon. But some how couldn’t sleep for 8 hours. It was 9 PM at night and mom served me dinner . My office car was to pick me up at 11:30 PM . My eyes started feeling sleepy at 11 PM i was ready to leave for work and just then i thought lets sleep for 10 mins. I never realized when i slept. Only when my cell phone rang i woke up. It was time to go .I was not in that bad shape as i thought i would be into. For that moment i boosted myself.

I got inside the car. I just looked around and the whole world was sleeping. Lights off , i could hear some small noises of a TV soap running in a house. The roads were empty. I felt like i was the Prince of darkness who was going to light the streets in the middle of night. I felt like Vampire who was being picked up to be taken to the graveyard. In fact my fellow colleagues used to say that they are in graveyard shift. Why i am not surprised.

 And we moved on. As we drove to work It kept looking around , in a city like Mumbai people do work late , even some of the shops are open till late. But the time i was going to work, it was time for them to go to sleep. I started to feel a bit depressed , in spite of the car being full ,I was feeling lonely. The thought that did i make the right choice kept hovering in my mind. After 30 mins of drive, we finally reached our office building. And i couldn’t believe my eyes. The whole area was lit up as if they had just started the day.  I reached the floor , where i was supposed to join the team. Our trainer came and introduced us to the team leader . It  was a warm welcome given to us. I felt nice kind of part of the family.

So here i was , my first night at call center. While everyone was having the pleasure of being in the blues of their dreams. I was here working all night. Buddy system was most common in call centers. I was asked to buddy a girl and listen to how she is pitching her sales. The one sight i was looking for all these months, i finally found as my buddy. While i connected my headsets on the parallel line with her she was already answering a call. Must say she was beautiful.

OK time to focus, i was supposed to hear the script she was reading and the conviction which was in her voice. It was close to 2:30 AM early morning. It was a damn noisy floor. Every one was pitching high on sales , so that the customer on the other end is convinced enough to buy the product. And suddenly the supervisor woke me up. I slept while i was listening to my buddy’s voice.  I was a bit embarrassed , the girl name ” Shalid” was smiling at me , obviously she found me sleeping while she pitched her sale.

“It happens” Said the supervisor on the floor. I had dozed off badly . I was absolutely having no control on my sleep and almost dozed. It was time for a break at 4 AM in the morning. And everyone moved on the top floor for a coffee. And i was amazed to see the cafeteria open all night with all possible availability. I was sitting with Shalid and sipped in my coffee. She was looking at me with amusement , the way i was behaving on my first night shift. I was happy to call my first night 😉 . But i guess on a different note it was me who was nervous and neither was i on my honeymoon.

And the break was over and i started budding shalid Some how i managed to stay awake but it was very difficult.  After 2 hours , i could see the rising sun coming out of the hills behind the office building. It was clearly visible from the glass window. I was going to finish at 8 AM in the morning. Believe me guys yes it was 8 in the morning i was going to finish my work and go home.

As we logged out from our shifts , i moved out desperately looking for a car to drop me home.I reached home and rushed to the bathroom freshened up . I could see my dad leaving for work and sister going to college. I was desperate for some sleep . After the shower, i did not bother if there was anything to eat. I just went into my room and slept.

I was officially a vampire that day. Active at nights and as the sun rises disappearing to come back for some fresh blood . Was this my destiny ,  i don’t know . All i knew this is what i was going to do . For how long let time decide.

This was my first night at call center.

This is Shwetal Signing off for now.

Shwetal – An avid writer.

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.

Phyllis Theroux

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The course of attraction..

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16th April 2001 , this was the date which i would never ever forget in my life. Something happened on this date. Some thing i would never forget. Something no one would forget. I could have never imagined that this would ever happen to me. I didnt know how to react to this. I was speechless. I didnt know what was going t happen next. All i knew was it has happened at that moment. You wanna know what happened ?

Let me go back , 16th April 2001 , it was the time when our college vacation had started. Summer had already started in India. I never wanted to go out atleast not in afternoon. I dont know whether it was my destiny that i had to do this. Since my vacations were going idle. I thought of joining a computer programming classes. I had 2 months with me. So good enough time to finish this course assuming i would do it on a daily basis and anyways i had decided to do it on a daily basis. At that time we had a famous institute who had their branch very near my residence. So i approached them for this course. I wanted to learn C++ at that time. Considered the mother of all languages i knew it was important for me to learn this language. So i went ahead. The gave me the details of the course , faculty , timings and the fees. Everything looked fine and i filled in the form to enroll myself.  The batch was going to start 3 days later.

And the day arrived when the classes were going to start.I got ready in my denims and t-shirt. Got my college bag with a notepad and a bottle of water. I was planning to eat outside that day so didnt bother mom for lunch. And after 20 mins i reached the institute. Curiously waiting for my batch mates . I Love meeting new people. Always making new friends. And suddenly my eyes went to a room where i had filled my enrollment form. And i was stunned for that moment. There was this lady whom i had given the enrollment form and sitting in front of her was an angel. Yes She was an angel when i looked at her for the first time.She had innocent looks , hairs tied around with a pin. I said to myself. How can someone be so beautiful. Is it really possible, or am i a dreaming. I pinched myself to reconfirm . ” Ouch “. And i was not dreaming. I got this confirmed i was attracted to her. I was on a course of attraction.  Funny isnt it.

We all sat together it was our first lecture. The lecture began with a brief introduction of the faculty. And then later each one of us introduced ourselves. So here was the chance i got to know her name what she was doing and where she lived. Gosh ! i was getting this information readily available . Her name was Supriya and guess what she lived in a apartment very near to mine. I told myself ” You stupid where were you looking all these days , were you blind ” . Was i falling for her. I dont know. The answer was yes but i dont know why i was not accepting it. Ok so finally the lecture began on the basics and some important concepts. After 2 hours we got a break. Although i was completely concentrating in the lecture i still wanted to talk to her. Once we went on a break , i went to her and said ” Hi This is Shwetal ” . She replied with a smile ” Supriya here ” .   I wanted to die for that smile. But no i want to live with the feeling of always getting to see that smile.

” So what do you do ” Said Supriya . ” I am currently studying and live in an apartment very near to your house ” . I really dont know what made me say that. Why did i suddenly told her about my apartment. How stupid i was . ” Can we go out for lunch  ? ” I said with a hesitation . “ok ” She said with a affirmation. I was damn excited. Sam you have hit 2 goals in first half . Thats amazing. We went to mcdonald which was just around the corner. I just had Rs 200 in my pocket . I still remember during that time mcdonalds was not that expensive . I think in Rs 100/- you treat someone along with you. So i decided to treat her. Was that gonna be a thrid goal ? My mind said go for it shwetal. Dont stop yourself.

” So what do you wanna have ” I said with a style as if  i recently bought Microsoft. ” A mcchicken with cheese and fries ” She said. Well that was not too much a sigh of relief. We took our order and took a comfortable seat. All this time we simply kept talking about ourselves. Hobbies , likes dislikes , those typical questions that always come.  I was enjoying watching her eat. It was a great feeling that there is someone who is always there to accompany me. After the lecture we left for our home. She had some work so she left for the market place. I wanted to accompany her. One thing i liked about her was she was very bubbly in nature. I mean she was so much fun that i would always loved to have her company always.

The next day in the lecture there was another guy who was kind of getting closer to her. I felt like smashing his face. I was for the first time jealous. lecture went by and we as always were talking the way we always did. I had taken down her number and she also took mine. So our conversation continued even after we were done with our lectures.It was one of the most wonderful time i was having with her. I loved talking to her. Being with her. She was definitely a good friend of mine. But i had thought of something more than that. The sense of being with her was wonderful . I always enjoyed her company.

As every morning it used to happen i came to the lecture . It hadnt  started at that time . So i kept waiting for supriya . The faculty arrived , my other friends arrived , but she didnt come. My heart beats went up. I dont know why , i was very anxious. Mobile phones were a trend those days. But i didnt had one. Of course i was not a earning member of my  family . I didnt want to put extra expense on my parents. This thing frustrated me further as i couldnt even call her. Damn it. I decided to concentrate on the lecture . I kept listening to the concept as they were important. But her absence was still running in background i really was not able to control my anxiety. And suddenly the door opened . It was her.  I couldnt control the happiness that came on my face. I was equally angry at her as well because it was like she made me wait for a long time.  Was it love ? Love at first sight ? I dont know i said this to myself. I just left it with time. It was just a start to my career and i dont know if it was the right thing to do. But liking someone is not bad. Its not a crime atleast :-p.

I wanted to ask her if she was single.  I didnt know how to ask. My immaturity was showing up on me. I just didnt know where i was heading but i was going out of control. Not at all concentrating on my goals simply getting distracted. Probably there was a learning inside this but i was not able to get it. The attraction to her was something i was not able to stop at all. Each time used to get inside the books i could see her face. It was just she was not going away from me. I felt crazy

One fine day after the lecture we decided to walk to the nearest bus station as we both had some work . Our destinations luckily were the same. As i was walking with her. I finally very bluntly asked her ” Are you single ? ” . She said ” No i have a boyfriend and we plan to marry very soon .”  By the way one thing about her i didnt mention here that she was in her final year of her college just about to finish. Lets not get into details of why she joined the course.

After hearing that one statement , i completely felt devastated. I just didnt react any which ways. I felt everything was finished. Just did not know what to do. That day i finished my work and got back home. I was not doing great . And everyone could observe it. Just that i did not say anything. All i decided that i will not speak to her ever. I wouldnt call her. I wouldnt talk to her. In fact i felt a bit sick that day and decided to skip the lecture.

I just picked up my phone and called the faculty ” Sir i am not feeling well and i wouldnt be able to make it for lecture tomorrow. ”  . ” Ok no worries , just take rest and we will see how we can cover the back log ” He said and i hung up.

That day in evening my phone rang again and i picked it up ” Hello Sam ! “. It was her how can i forget her voice. ” . I just wanted to avoid her . Why did she call me ? I asked myself i wanted to get away from her. And she was coming near me. “Hey Hi ! ” I said . ” What happened you not sounding good today ? Is everything ok ” I said ” I am not doing good i think i have some fever and would not come to lecture tomorrow. ” .

” Take a crocin rest for the night and let me know tomorrow , but do come ” She said. I asked myself when i am getting away from something why i am coming back to the samething. It was just becoming circle of life. I decided to tell her everything . What i thought about her. Atleast this way my anxiety would get over. And my mind would be monkey.

The next day i made it to the lecture some how. I was still not good thought . Not the usual me . The way i used to be. And every one observed. My Faculty was quite surprised seeing me . ” Sam i thought you were well . You should have taken some rest and get back. ” . ” I am fine . I took some rest last night and since i was better this morning i came ” I said.

” ok . If you feel you are not doing good do let me know .” He said . Supriya was sitting across me with a smile she waved hand towards me and said i slowly . With hand indications she asked ” How are you doing ? ” . I just showes thumbs up and indicated i am good. It was break and i came to her and told her ” Supriya i would like to talk to you about something ” . She said ” ok i think the break is a bit short so we can talk post lecture ” . I said ” Fine “.

After the lecture got over we remain seated for sometime in the classroom as they dont close the rooms so soon. I said ” Listen what i am about to tell you its quite likely that you might not like it. However this is how i feel about you. When i saw for the first time in the classroom i fell for you. I know it might sound crazy but this is how it is. I loved spending time with you. I liked your company and nature always. But the day you told me that you are not single i was kind of devastated and thats the reason i was avoiding you. But since i didnt want to hurt you i didnt tell you all this . After this its upto you to decide whether you want to talk to me or not.”

The moment was over. I had said it. I felt so light at that time that i couldnt even feel myself. But it was very good feeling. My head was not heavy any more with fever.

She waited for a moment. Then came near me . I was actually ready for slap to be honest but she came near me and kissed me on my cheeks and said ” Sam you are so sweet. And you have been very honest with your talks which is what i like about you. And by the way you dont need to be devastated because you havent lost me. We have been good friends and we will always remain good friends. You are wonderful person . Though i am not single but  you will get a better girl than me.  And let me tell u you are my best friend “.

This gave me the feeling of being the most wonderful person in the word. My course of attraction was over. I found the best friend in a person whom i loved. So what if i could be with her always but she is always going to be my best friend.

The thing that i learnt was we have a soulmate made for us. But it should naturally get attracted to us rather than we forcing things. When we force things we end up having accidents in our lives. A naural progression towards a relation creates a successfull relationship.  And thats what we need to always look at.

Shwetal – An Avid writer