What is your pain measurement?

via Daily Prompt: Varnish


Sugar coat the harsh words,

Cover all the aches and pains hiding in the dark dungeon of your heart with a coat of varnish,

Plaster the anger and jealousy and put up your best self forward,

Hide all negative and suppressed  emotions, unexpressed  and unspoken words in the underground prison of your mind, project a smiling face,

And present the perfect, unblemished facade to mask the internal anguish !!

How many of us are guilty of presenting ourselves, thus, with somebody or the other, due to some compulsion?


The uninvited visitor..

via Daily Prompt: Gorge



Deep within the gorges of the sub conscious mind, reside the most dormant thoughts,fears and untapped power.

Monstrous thoughts and fears which have buried themselves in the darkest nook of the mind and are covered with layers and layers of  critical thoughts which we use in our day to day life. Such dormant thoughts and fears may be  memories related to childhood incidents, past life memories or incidents which occur, events we read about, which create an impact deep within, but are temporarily forgotten. Such memories are awakened by a trigger of certain events happening  later in life.

One such trigger which happened in my life was inside a cave temple, which marked the entry of the claustrophobia in my life (fear of closed spaces). Though I don’ recollect the original incident which caused it to lay dormant within, the triggered phobia seems to play the fiddle regularly in my life. Though I try to fight it, it sort of compels me to give in to it, each time it pays me a visit. I end up getting acquainted with a visitor, totally unwelcome and uninvited 😦

Do you have any such uninvited visitors visiting you? And how did you deal with it? Do share your experiences..


Twittering Tales #61 – 5 December 2017

The challenge :

This week…a twist. The photo below by MorningbirdPhoto at Pixabay.com features someone holding a stack of books. Now, you can write a tale about this book lover…or if you’re up for a challenge, pick one of the books and write your tale based on the title.And let’s take it up a notch if you’re really up for a challenge…choose several titles and incorporate them into your story! The possibilities are endless!

Here’s my take on the challenge.

In the ‘Far North” was ‘The Maze‘. The ‘All of a kind family‘,of the ‘Maffots‘, headed there, as they believed they were ‘Called to Die’, by the ‘Monster in the hollows’. Those who survived, should head straight ‘For the Temple‘. So was the belief of ‘The Moffats‘.


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Daily Prompt: Relocate

via Daily Prompt: Relocate


From the day I was born and joined my large family of people on this planet, I have grown to be, who I am today. To reach this stage in life, I have had to relocate umpteen times, physically, emotionally, maturity wise, experience wise and otherwise.

From childhood reveries, I had to relocate my base to being a studious student, I quite didn’t fit into it so easily, all the same, that was the only choice available.

Growing up from being a student to a teenager was a different ballgame. Had envisioned the world from the protected environs of home. Never imagined, anything bad or detrimental to people or the world. But slowly things changed..broadening the spheres of imaginations by the happenings and events around the world, got to learn that all is not hunky dory.

Physically and emotionally relocated after marriage, being severed from my home for so many years, was not easy. And I actually did learn that marriage is an institution, which requires me to emotionally relocate my priorities from time to time.

Motherhood, was yet another such instance. The huge responsibility landing on my shoulders, was definitely a stepping stone to my growth. I relocated and relived my life again, along with my children and still continue doing so everyday. I do have my share of disagreements with my kiddos, but I do try to pack my emotional baggage at the end of day, dump it in a trash can and start afresh the next morning, not as effortless as it sounds, but yes, being aware and cleaning up gives a lot of peace. This makes a tiny shift in me each day and I am actually am relocating inch by inch to meet a new “ME” every  day, and am still growing !!

“आधार” की ज़िन्दगी


आजकल की ज़िन्दगी 

बन गयी है आधार की ज़िन्दगी 

हर जगह मची हुई है उथल पुथल 

हर तरफ है आधार की ही चहल पहल। 


गैस सब्सिडी से शुरू हुई 

बैंक अकाउंट पर  ना हुई ख़तम,

लिस्ट में पी पी ऍफ़ , पोस्ट ऑफिस  के शामिल है नाम ,

हर तरफ फैलाकर जाल , आधार ने बड़े दिए है काम। 


इतने तक ही सीमित नहीं, पैन कार्ड, इन्शुरन्स, फ़ोन पर भी लागू 

कोई  बच पाया आधार के प्रकोप से,

मरने पर भी रखना आधार हाथ में,

वरना दाखला ना मिलेगा यमराज के दरबार में। 


परीक्षा  का  फॉर्म हो, या ट्रैन की टिकट कटवानी हो,

या फिर अपने ही पैसों के लिए अर्ज़ी भरनी हो,

आधार के बिना हम दो कदम चल  नहीं सकते,

 मित्रों, इस के बिना हम आगे बढ़ नहीं सकते। 


वह दिन दूर नहीं जब सैनिको को आदेश दिया जाए 

जब बॉर्डर पर निडर खड़े पहरा देते हो,और भारत माँ का झंडा लहराते हो,

उस पर भी आधार की मुहर जरूर लगाना

भई यह तो है आधार का ज़माना। 


ताज़ी हवा, स्वच्छ पानी हो, तो क्या गम ,

कूड़ा कचरा गन्दगी में भी ज़िन्दगी  जी लेंगे हम,

तो क्या हुआ अगर इनसे झूंझते ज़िन्दगी गुज़र जाए ,

आधार का टप्पा अगर ना हो, हम तो जीते जी ही मर जाएँ। 

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

via Daily Prompt: Sparkle


IC: Pixabay.com


Twinkling stars, Oh ! bright and beautiful ones ,

You stay up in the sky, I cannot have any one,

Rich or poor, you are there for everyone,

You differentiate between none.


The entire world looks up to you,

To soak in your calm and peaceful vibes,

Soft and mellow, you look so lovable,

You are so adorable, I wish you were pluckable.


Hugs and cuddles I wish to send you,

Let me know how do I  commune with you,

Would you like to share the secret behind your beautiful smile,

I will come and converse with you for a while.


The shimmering and glowing beautiful stars,

Come and share your tales with us, we always love you from afar,

Tiny, twinkling innumerable stars,

Big inspiration to many, you are.


You shimmer and sparkle from far away,

You illuminate  the night sky in your own way,

A home far up in the vast heavenly sky,

You dance all night, till the break of day.

Good bye little stars,

Till we meet, I will greet you, from where you are !!



Dear God

via Daily Prompt: Snippet

IC : Pixabay.com

Dear God,

I face an obstacle in life,

I pray unto you to resolve it,

I wish to have faith and

I wish to surrender.


I have a problem.

I have a monkey mind,

Which makes my thoughts jump from one tree to another,

From a higher branch to a lower one,

I wish to tame it,


I have a problem.

I get caught in the whirlwind of thoughts,

I get caught in the willy-nilly of life,

I get stressed by the umpteen chores,

I try to meditate to catch them all,


I have a problem.

I fail to silence them all,

I take a few steps forward and fall,

I determine to do it once more, I make a resolve,

I will pray unto you, for you are above all.

Please show me my path,

Don’t let it be a one-way street,

Please share a glimpse or a snippet from my life with me,

Give me an indication,

Show me that my obstacles and problems

Are ‘Work In Progress’ at your workshop,

And please tell me, that you are always with me !!

November 28, 2017 Twittering Tales #60​ – 28 November 2017


“Peace, calm and serene surroundings of the park pump in a fresh lease of life in me”, said Anna, as she visited the park in the carriage after a few decades. “The unprocessed, crisp, chill breeze rejuvenates  my inner being. Am so glad to be back here, I can now live.”


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Fone Free Sunday # 9

Hi All,

Yesterday, being the last Sunday of the month, was the technology free Sunday. An initiative started by my blogger friend Pradita from The Pradita Chronicles and me. An initiative to look at something other than your phones, devices, gadgets, laptops.

Yesterday, as my kids had to catch up with their homework and studies, I found time to complete my zentangle art, which I had started a few weeks back.

Here’s how it came out to be.

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Had a good and satisfying time at the end of the day.

Do share your experiences if you did participate. Apologies, I couldn’t post a reminder, the day before.