Dear Paper

Paper, dear paper,

You are with us everywhere,

In different styles and different forms,

You serve us with your life anytime and anywhere.

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You are the sole witness,

To peoples happiness and woes,

They confide deep secrets and sorrows,

You help them find solace and grow.

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You bring the news from around the world,

Day in and day out, at the break of dawn,

You surrender to the press, to design your look and feel,

But, by the end of the day, you are gone.

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You are there in our everyday life,

In different forms and styles,

We rip you, punch you burn you and crush you,

You never complain, even for a while.

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You satiate our hunger and thirst,

By readily taking shape of a plate or a cup,

You offer yourself as a serviette,

To assist us with the clean ups.

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If only, we were as palpable as you,

We would definitely be more adaptable,

If only, we could surrender and be as flexible as you,

The world would definitely be unrecognizable.

 

ज़िन्दगी का सफर

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एक अजनबी के संग ,

निकल पड़ी मै , देखने ज़िन्दगी के रंग ,

उस  अजनबी का साथ छूटा , बात छूटी, वह परछाई बनी रही ,

खो गयी मैं यहाँ परिवार और लोगो के संग

 

नन्ही सी जान किलकारियां भरती हुई,

नन्हे नन्हे कदमों से चलकर आगे बढ़ती हुई ,

प्यार, अपनापन ढूंढने चली थी इस दुनिया में,

नफरत, द्वेष के बीच पाया खुद को, आहे भरती  हुई

 

भीड़ भाड़  भरी दुनिया में ,

कभी डर  के, कभी मर के, गिर पड़ के,

खुद को मुश्किल से  खड़ा किया,

इंसानो की इस भीड़ में , खुद को धुंदला किया

 

आज ज़िन्दगी ने उस अजनबी से फिर मिलवा दिया,

जिसने मुझे अपने जीवन के उद्देश्य से पुनः मिलवाया ,

कौन हो तुम, क्यों साथ चली हो मेरे? पूछने पर बताया :

अन्तः मन हूँ तुम्हारी, ज़िन्दगी का अनुभव आज मैंने तुम्हे कराया

 

मोह माया, बंधन, क्रोध, द्वेष सब त्याग,

प्यार, शान्ति , भाईचारे को गले लगा,

चल, ज़िन्दगी के उस पार की सफर तय करा दूँ ,

आज दिखा दू  तुझे मैं प्रभु की लीला अपरम्पार


 

I began my life with an unknown stranger

To discover the different colors in the journey of my life,

I lost touch with the unknown stranger who remained like a shadow with me,

I Got busy with my family and people around me.

 

I was so tiny, bubbling around,

Started my journey taking small steps with my tiny feet,

To find love,and acceptance, from the world around,

Found myself surrounded by anger hatred and jealousy, which are doing the rounds.

 

In this crowded world filled with people,

I learnt to stand on my feet ,

By sometimes being scared, sometimes falling down,

I got all hazy, with so much happening around.

 

Today, life happened to bring me, face to face with that unknown stranger,

Who reminded me of my goal in life,

Who are you and why are you always with me, I inquired?

I am your soul, and today I have bestowed on you the experience of life.

 

Let go of the worldly attatchments, illusory needs of life,

Hold on to love and peace,

Let me take you on a journey to the other world,

Let me introduce you to the love of God which is infinite.

 

This is my first attempt in writing a blog in Hindi. Please bear with me for any mistakes in writing and the translation. 🙂

 

Fone Free Sunday #3

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Well, It’s really not that difficult after all. An entire sunday without the phone, I actually, have started enjoying..

I started off, by cooking a chinese meal, which was relished by all.

Played/made a jigsaw puzzle with my daughter

And was just to myself and chitchatting with my family.

I feel relaxed and rejuvenated, feeling good, at peace with myself. Probably, being by myself, in silence, without the phone, did the trick.

Thanks to all who joined. Please do post about your day.

Pradita, waiting for your post.

 

Knowing not..

via Daily Prompt: Radiate

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The sun shines on, for all, knowing not, who is basking in it’s shining glory,

The moon scatters calmness, for all, knowing not, who will derive it’s serenity,

The rain showers, for all, knowing not, who will soak in the abundant shower,

The river flows on, for all, knowing not, who will quench their thirst from it’s pristine waters,

The tree bears fruits, for all, knowing not, who will satiate their hunger from the juicy fruits..

Only man, does not shower, shine, and radiate love for his own people. He’s so caught up in his own life, knowing not, he’s sowing the seeds of misery and pain for his loved ones.

If only one could shine, shower radiate and pour out love, for one and all, the seeds we sow today, will bear fruits for the world, tomorrow.

The connect

via Daily Prompt: Survive

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Soft, unfulfilled dreams and desires survive in our deep subconscious mind, floating, trying to reach out and fulfill themselves.

Constantly cutting through the layers of thoughts, emotions and fears. they try to surface up to reality from the subconscious level. Sometimes successful, they give you that connect with the real you, they spell bliss or they give you that tingly butterfly feeling within, when you connect, with your deep fears or dreams. That’s the connect we need to connect to, more often. But most of the times, they are snubbed, nipped, pushed down to be deeply embedded, floating at the subconscious level.

We should allow those dreams and desires to float upwards and anchor them, so we can connect with it more frequently and survive into reality.

Forgive

To err is human, to forgive is divine !!

To all the parents out there, I’m sure, you all have been kindly forgiving your children for all the misdoings, for all the pricky talks, for the internal bruises, for the heart rending – “in the passing” comments, for the unnecessary blames, for anything and everything that’s not going their way.

How many times, have you swallowed the words, you so much wanted to speak out, when you felt your parents were being unreasonable? How many times, have you held back your quiver of words, you wanted to hurl at your spouse, teachers, helpers, subordinates, bosses? Let  that anger melt and flow out. Be divine, for forgiving is divine.

A request to all of you who are reading this, to connect within, deep within and realize and feel the divine, that is present within each one of you. Connect with the numerous times you have been forgiving, and have been divine !!

Fone Free Day..

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Hi…

The last Sunday of the month initiative of being social media free..yes here I am with a report of how my day went (I know I’m late, but better late than never 😉

Well, my day was sort of busy with all family around at home. So it’s not until around noon, when I am done with all chores, that I feel the urge to check messages. To overcome that,  I took up creating something with my daughter, and here’s the result of that..

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Made with yarn…not very happy with the result though, but time well spent. Also, tried my hands at marbling…I love doing art and craft and the phone taken off, I finally found some time to do what I like…

I do try to keep off the distraction for some time, say a few hours everyday…Hope it helps..

Thanks to all my blogger friends for the support, and hope to see you joining hands soon.

Fone Free Day..

My first inspiration, to put down the phones for a few hours everyday, and enjoy life is Rachel Macy Stafford from the Hands free mama. http://www.handsfreemama.com/

This book really touched me somewhere deep within, moved me  and inspired me to do something different, to do more than checking phones with every ding.

It is after reading this book, that I actually started writing blogs..My diary about my children and my family, and I am proud to have done so.. I have with me the small moments of joy captured, tucked into a diary which have become fond memories…

Am sharing a few pics of cards which my then, 3-4 year old daughter had made  for my birthday.The small gifts made by her, are joy for life, which no amount of money can buy, the treasured memories, which would’ve long been forgotten…

All of these were possible, because I decided to put my distraction away for the time I was with them, and devoted that time wholeheartedly to them.

As you are all aware, my dear fellow blogger Pradita and I have started an initiative to go phone free on the last Sunday of every month. Here comes the second chance to join in. Tomorrow, being the last Sunday of the month, we try and make it a social media free day and be there wholly and fully with people who matter to us. There is absolutely no compulsion, join only if you see the positives.

Link for the dos and don’ts have been listed here by Pradita. https://thepraditachronicles.com/2017/03/25/fone-free-day-an-initiative/

Please, feel free to join in this initiative to go hands free. Make a small beginning.

One Lovely Blog Award

Hi Dear friends,

Apologies for taking this up quite late 😦

I thank my dear blogger friend Priya Pandian for nominating me for this Lovely Award. Please do check out her blog for mouth watering recipes at https://arusuvaiunavu.wordpress.com/

The Rules for this award are as follows:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  • Post about the award.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate, at most, 15 people.
  • Tell your nominees the good news!

7 facts about me:

I love to laugh, it really energizes me 🙂

I love hindi film music from the 70s and 80s.

I love to create – art, paintings and crafts

I try to go with the flow of life, do not plan too much ahead.

I like to play with kids.

I like to travel and am often inspired by nature.

I loved to have my house clean always, have given up on it now. My house is now a cosy home.

My Nominees :

Pradita Kapahi

Pragalbha

Varun – My art & Me

Vandana

Sheetal

Shweta Suresh

Thanks Priya for the nomination/award.