Microcosm of Happiness

Project Roohie # 16

Here is the next story from our Project. I personally liked this. It is an interesting way for one’s soul to be connected to nature. How nature provides us ways to have companies even when we seem to be alone, without any other humanly presence nearby, is quite spectacular! I hope you enjoy this read.


Arnab’s Story:

“I started out as an aquarist 20 years back. In middle school, taking on the passion from an uncle, and soon building an entirely separate world of my own through the aquarium. When something’s new, it’s easier to be excited. Everything fills you with wonder, because you are learning.

Two decades later, though, I’m still as passionate about my aquariums and they have grown in both number and size. I have been a regular at Sunday aquarist clubs all these years and been in the company of some fabulous people who share the same joys.

It is not just a pretty little thing to decorate your living room — maintaining an aquarium takes time, effort and, most of all, consistency. So it is with any hobby you follow. But it’s easier to go the extra mile for the things you love. There’s no replacing that. When you connect, you do it wholeheartedly.

At the end of a busy day when I come home, these little creatures offer a space of repose. Their joy as they bob up and down in the waters seeing me bring their food, it’s an unparalleled feeling. Of being recognised. That when the whole world may be against me on some days, I still have an alternate universe to take refuge in.”


~ You can reach Arnab Sarker on his instagram handle @bongfishlover

Do you love looking at fishes in water too? Why does this sight appeal to you? Tell us your experiences.

p.s.: Read this story for some of the few of these amazing people’s favourite things.


Project Roohie is an archive of traditional and contemporary wellness tools and practices rooted in the aesthetics of organic living and sustainability.  We welcome recipes and regimes of self-care, health, and diet from your family, community, and cultural lineages. This is a collaboration project undertaken by The Soul-Searcher with House of Noorie.

Do you have any such wellness stories which have touched your soul? Email us at thesoulsearcher.life@gmail.com. We are waiting to feature them on our blog and Instagram pages.

What do you think of Project Roohie? Like, share and comment if you enjoy reading them. Tell us if they are helping you in anyway. We would love to hear from you.

Happy Soul-Searching!

Author: The SoulSearcher

The writer is a research scholar in English literature, an avid reader and sucker for life philosophies

6 thoughts

  1. Aaw, he has a blog? I would love to connect to him. 🙂 I love fishtanks, planted tanks, freshwater fish and the likes. 🙂 This hobby is hard, expensive, but very addicting. 🙂


  2. I contacted him and told him that you are interested in getting to him and his hobby more. He said that you can contact him via emails too if you like. He will be glad to know you too, he said. Shall I forward your email id to him?


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