Richa's Blog

19th July

Every year this day floods my heart and mind with memories….of good and bad….of ups and downs..of happiness and pain..of hurts and pleasures…of friends and enemies…

16 years back, in 2001 I stepped into this big city called Delhi.  In the car we had carried a mattress, a gas cylinder, some basic utility stuff and my 8 month old daughter. No one by my side, even with moral support except my husband and my mother.

And then began a long and tough journey…To earn a living, to make a career, to be called “successful” in this world.

The journey that started with rejections and humiliations…the disappointments and sometimes small achievements. One thing that has always helped me and been my biggest strength is my relationships.. Friends came forward to help in whatever way they could. My brother Ashish helped by taking me for interviews on a scooter that he used to borrow from his friends. He couldn’t bear to see me going by bus. Thats what we call the love of a brother.

For a year, we lived in a one room apartment in Noida. The size of the room was smaller than the balcony that I have now in my house.

There are innumerable incidents that can’t be recalled in a single blog. Probably and hopefully, someday I might find time to sit down and pen down my journey.

But as of now, I can say just this much – Last 16 years have taught me PERSEVERANCE and PATIENCE through all the failures I faced..the SKILL TO LISTEN through my talk show Zindagi Live, to be GRATEFUL through my spiritual master OSHO, to be HUMBLE through my interaction with great people like  Pt Ravi Shankar and Amitabh Bachchan.

In 1996, a girl from a small town had promised to herself that she will meet Amitabh Bachchan personally someday, In 2001 a young woman had promised herself to earn a name in the world of media and meet someone who had refused her a job.

In 2017 a 42 year old woman is just  grateful for all that she has got and all that is coming her way…

19th July..Thank you for the journey that began  16 years back on this day . We saw lots of Kanwarias that day on our way to Delhi and when I saw them again today…the 16 years came back to me in a flash.

12 thoughts on “19th July

  1. Saurabh Goyal

    When a person learn from his/her life experiences, those are the best lessons for him. Thats why you are inspirations for many people including me… :)

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  2. RAJESH KEJRIWAL

    Very nice and thoughtful of you to pen down this memoir… You certainly have fulfilled a big part of your dream thru perseverance and hard work. And I’m sure even in future you’ll continue to realize all your dreams…

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  3. Pooja

    @Richa…This is sooo touching, inspiring, motivating for all women especially all MOMs….truly Zindagi Live :)
    Lots of love and wishes

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  4. Savan

    Often times when I read your blog or letter or something it always ends with the tears in my eyes .truly the beautiful journey. I wish mahadev always bless you.keep smiling.

    Lots love & respect
    Savan

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  5. Abhishek srivastava

    You are a true inspiration ma’am I also come from a small city called’Lalitupur’ just 96 km far from Jhansi . presently pursuing Research in English literature from university of Allahabad.I have seen all the episodes of ‘zindgi live’ which gives me inner strength.I hope I got a chance to meet you and that Wii be my biggest day in my life.

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  6. Jyoti chauhan

    We wish you all the success and happiness in life.
    You conduct zindagi live with all your heart and love.
    Best anchor for the show. May God bless you always.
    Thanks and regards.
    Jyoti.:-)

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  7. ajay chawla

    You have always been an inspiration for me when i started listening you on Air at 92.7 Big Fm in 2011 or 12 i think….

    Aura speaks about your determination….great going richa mam….salute to you…..may be i did some mistake but that was not in my control….please be humble as you are…

    At the end, I wanna invite you at my place for Dinner with your family to learn many more about your life to carry my motivation.

    ajay chawla
    9871455456

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  8. Ruchi Verma

    Hello richaji .
    I m ur gr8 admirer.one thing I would like to say after going thru ur blog .No matter how tough the situation is, if we r determine we can achieve anything .And during the journey faith and consistency is most important , which is the success of ur story too. Thnx .

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  9. Ankit Thakrar

    Hii Hello Mam. How are you? I’m your big big fan on Twitter and Facebook. I inspired by read this blog of your life. I’m also big fan of your shows Zindagi Live and Betiyan. You did, you do and you are doing better work for our society. You are such a great woman power. You are perfect mother, perfect daughter, perfect wife, perfect author, perfect writer, perfect host, perfect mentor, perfect speaker, etc…You are a perfect and complete person on this earth. I have no words to describe you. I pray and I wish to God that smile always be there on your face and you always will be happy in your life. Keep smiling. God bless You forever.

    Zindagi mein aap jaisa Speaker ho to aapko sunkar puri zindagi guzar jayegi
    Zindagi mein aap jaisa Writer aur Author ho to zindagi ki puri kitaab likhi jayegi
    Zindagi mein aap jaisa Mentor ho to puri zindagi set ho jayegi
    Zindagi mein aap jaisa Host ho to zindagi ke sabhi program aur puri zindagi hit ho jayegi
    Zindagi mein aap jaisa Dost aur Insaan ho to puri zindagi ban jayegi aur Zindagi Live bhi ban jayegi….
    Regards,
    Ankit Thakrar
    Rajkot

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