Ants – Inspiring people since childhood

IMG_0356This is created by ants? Really? Those small points who can’t even move without colliding with each other? And I am not able to meet that target assigned to me? I ask myself what’s my excuse. Clearly ‘feasibility’ is something that even an ant doesn’t believe in.

On having a closer look at this ant-hill, I realized that I, being probably a million times bigger than those engineers and workers who built it, cannot make something as fascinating as this with sand. This intrigued me and I asked Google for help. What a fascinating creature the ant is!

This structure is made by hundreds of millions of worker ants by takingΒ one grain of sand at a time while making their underground ant-colonies. The biggest of them in Japan, extends for 670 acres! God, even the Japanese ants overtake the collective hard work of Indians.

So what do humans do when they spot a such a masterpiece? We do what we do the best – destruction. Have a look at this amazing and cruel video.

One grain at a time she took
Heavier than herself, she climbed
Up the heights and measured the depths
Tired, but unfazed; Hurt, but alive

These facts reminded me of that story today when a king who had lost everything sat staring on the wall, waiting for his death. There, he noticed a small ant trying to climb up the wall. For the first time, if fell down after climbing just a couple of inches. Next time, a couple of inches more, and so on. It took him the whole day, but he proved that impossible is certainly not a word in the dictionary of the ants. Kudoz to everyone who is believed to be worthless. Only you have the potential to shock the world.

This came to you on Day 4 of theΒ Five photos, five stories challenge with special thanks to the lovely PrajaktaΒ who gave me this push to know and share.

I now nominate Izza, one of the earliest friends I found on wordpress, who with her breathtaking way with words, is habitual to create masterpieces. Do check and familiarize with her awesome blog before she changes its theme again. πŸ˜›
The challenge is – β€œPost a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for theΒ challenge”

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40 thoughts on “Ants – Inspiring people since childhood

  1. Pooja Mehta June 7, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    So true, Ants inspired us since childhood.
    For me Ants are more civilised and disciplined than Human Beings. The best architecture and the most important thing is They know how to work together.

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    • Prateek Kohli June 7, 2015 / 9:17 pm

      I completely agree with you, Pooja. It always feels so good to share similar thoughts with you πŸ™‚

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  2. whimsical90 June 7, 2015 / 9:26 pm

    Ants bug me dude..when they get on the food and evrything..sure they are inspiring but they creep from unknown corners and out of no where and in huge numbers..uhh..trouble makers!

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    • Prateek Kohli June 10, 2015 / 4:35 am

      Hahaha! For me, it is the rat that evokes similar feelings πŸ˜€
      You try ‘lakshman rekha’. That might help xD

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      • whimsical90 June 10, 2015 / 5:19 pm

        πŸ˜€ ..thank you Prateek…ants in my room are indifferent to laxman rekha..anyway..they are not much of a trouble..n rats….ehhh…same feelings pal!

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  3. preetixd June 8, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    The destroying part reminded me of the Antz movie by disney, we humans are really cruel. What if someday, some ant really comes and convert us into their size :p
    Plus, the story was about the King Vikramaditya and the spider not the Ant.
    P.s I love the picture and those four lines, wonderfully penned πŸ˜€ Loved reading this one!

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    • Prateek Kohli June 10, 2015 / 6:31 pm

      Oh yes !! I think my mind is already working slower than it used to be. Age, perhaps? πŸ˜€
      And in that case, our flats would become bungalows and mansions. So I doubt if I would regret it πŸ˜›

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      • preetixd June 10, 2015 / 6:42 pm

        Hahaha! Oldie :p
        And everything will be inaccessible! WONDERFUL! πŸ˜›

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      • Prateek Kohli June 10, 2015 / 6:46 pm

        *trying to speak with no teeth* Why inaccessible? An apple would be enough for a feast with all the friends! πŸ˜›

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      • preetixd June 10, 2015 / 7:05 pm

        *Here, grandpa take these gross fake teeth which will clatter when you keep them in the jar of water*
        Oh yeah, Ants are low maintenance :p

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      • Prateek Kohli June 10, 2015 / 7:11 pm

        Gross fake teeth? Where’s my stick? Someone need to learn some respect ! πŸ˜›

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      • preetixd June 11, 2015 / 2:53 pm

        Hahahaha! πŸ˜› Noo, don’t hit me but they are really utterly gross!

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  4. ShrutiInsights June 8, 2015 / 3:48 pm

    I remember sitting on the florr for hours and noticing the busy ants.. Very well written, Prateek. Amazing!
    I truly truly honestly loved the poetry in the post! Just wonderful:)

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    • Prateek Kohli June 10, 2015 / 6:34 pm

      Thank you so much, Shruti !
      I equally love the way you express and appreciate ! Makes my day! πŸ™‚

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  5. izza ifzaal June 9, 2015 / 6:02 pm

    Prateek I dnot know ABC of this challenge. .
    exactly what I have to do explain please :p
    And do I have to find a picture? ?

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    • Prateek Kohli June 10, 2015 / 8:02 pm

      Will try to tell you the ABC, hoping you’ll figure our D-Z yourself πŸ˜›
      A for ‘a photo a day, for 5 days, clicked by your or not is your choice’
      B for ‘be yourself and write something about it’
      C for ‘Come on Izza! *Cheering with pom poms*’

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  6. Kritika Vashist June 11, 2015 / 7:43 pm

    Before I say anything about this post- Why the hell I am not getting notifications of your posts on reader? *Super annoyed*
    It’s been couple of days and I realized that you haven’t posted. Then I visited your site and what do I see! Three posts that didn’t appear on the reader!

    Talking about the post now. This is so wonderfully written and especially the poem! This reminds of Harivanshrai Bachan’s poem ‘Koshish karne walo ke haar nahi hoit.’ πŸ™‚
    I surely needed to read this today. Thank you, Prateek!

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    • Prateek Kohli June 11, 2015 / 8:08 pm

      Ohh I didn’t know that :/ Though the fact that I am not visible on reader bothers me, I feel so very good that you took the pain to visit the site.. Thank you πŸ˜€
      And I read the poem just now after your reference. It is so lovely !! I feel like Harivanshrai bachan of gareeb aadmi xD
      And I hope you are okay. Relieved if I could help πŸ™‚

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      • Kritika Vashist June 11, 2015 / 8:11 pm

        Maybe, there is something wrong with WP, for it clearly doesn’t know what blogs to show more, I skip so many in between and the ones I want to read doesn’t come up! But don’t you worry, I can always visit your blog to read and believe me, it is no pain! πŸ™‚
        I think I am. Yes, the poem is wonderful! So very inspiring!

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      • Prateek Kohli June 11, 2015 / 8:19 pm

        Haha! Well I too rely on typing ‘k’ and pressing ‘enter’ to visit your blog now. The reader is a salesman who has to sell what it has πŸ˜‰
        And you better be. There’s a forecast of the rain πŸ˜›

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      • Prateek Kohli June 11, 2015 / 8:23 pm

        It was for the whole week starting from today xD
        Silly meteorological department!

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      • Kritika Vashist June 11, 2015 / 8:27 pm

        The scorching sun is surely raining burns! -_-
        But let it be this week.

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      • Prateek Kohli June 11, 2015 / 8:30 pm

        Your frustration is poetic ! :O
        I think the Sun finds it cool to act like a rebel disapproving of met department’s advice :/
        He probably is a fan of Bhai πŸ˜›

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      • Prateek Kohli June 11, 2015 / 8:36 pm

        Its like on and off with him. Probably obsessed with him.
        I just realized what it sounded like. Still not deleting it because I am tired.

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  7. AdiC June 12, 2015 / 4:51 am

    Your blogpost name is similar to a brand’s tagline! I just can’t recall which one. 😐
    Ants show that it isn’t always about smart work. Hard work still persists.

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      • AdiC June 13, 2015 / 12:28 am

        No!! :-/ This is going to keep gnawing at me until I recall it!

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      • AdiC June 14, 2015 / 12:05 am

        I wish it was that! πŸ˜‰ I still haven’t figured it out!

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  8. Himali Shah June 26, 2015 / 7:40 am

    What an inspirational post.. I am amazes to see this ant hill picture.. I hadn’t seen such a big one before.. your words and the story made everything so real. I love the poem also..

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    • Prateek Kohli June 26, 2015 / 8:35 pm

      Even I saw it that big for the first time that day, and when I googled about it, mind was blown πŸ˜€
      I am really humbled by the love you have showered on my blog, Himali. Thank you so so much πŸ™‚

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      • Himali Shah June 27, 2015 / 12:45 am

        Wowww.. you’re a pretty curious person !! I mean who does Google search when they see something amusing ! It’s a wonderful quality to have.. Keep it up πŸ™‚
        I love reading your posts *-*

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      • Prateek Kohli June 28, 2015 / 2:42 am

        Haha thank you ! I hope to keep creating such an effect ^_^

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  9. maryam191 June 26, 2015 / 11:53 am

    670 acres! Man, are you kidding me !! Hats off to these soldiers. I am familiar with the story of the king you mentioned. It was narrated to me in my childhood by my father, as a part of my upbringing to inspire the struggler in me.
    And don’t forget the contribution they’ve made to the joke industry with their partner- Elephants. Lol πŸ™‚

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    • Prateek Kohli June 28, 2015 / 2:59 am

      Your father was a wise man. πŸ™‚ They are indeed the epitome of undying struggle.
      Haha yes ! What would we have done without those jokes in childhood πŸ˜€

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