Monday, September 29, 2014

CLOSENESS TO NATURE

The little princess  and many others admired the bourgeoisie-boy, Jack's charm and brilliance. They all decided to visit his place, about which they had heard  a lot. The bunch of friends headed  to his community in the automobile.As they reached they started yelling in excitement.This was something they had never seen before!  It was serene.Concrete free, environmental friendly houses, built from woods of fallen trees.Now they knew...he was close to nature and corrupt free,which always showed on his face and work;after all,'A thing of beauty is joy forever'

Linking This To : Magpie Tales



Sunday, September 28, 2014

CONFUSION

Every now and then we get such advice from our elders-teachers, parents, guests at school.And now my question is, why aren't they  like them?And who should I work to be?
Newton or Einstein? Darwin or Lincoln...Charles Babbage,Kalpana Chawla Or Michael Jackson?

Linking This To: Lillie Mc Ferrin Writes' Five Sentence Fiction

Thursday, September 25, 2014

1947

1947  is such an important year in Indian History. No  explanation is needed to put forth the events that took place in the year. We Indians were freed at last,on our motherland! It is just not them who exploited us, Mohammed Ghazini attacked  and ruined our temples 17 times. And stole all the wealth he could find. Our history says...pearls, gold, and all other precious stones and metals were sold along the streets in markets in Vijayanagar Empire. Yes! We all know that, we were a very rich country. But we lost it to others for not being united. And now...we are still continuing the same, it seems we haven't learnt from the past.We were so happy before they arrived, living like brothers and sisters. The invaders followed the divide and rule policy for their benefit, whose after effects are still there. Why are we continuing to follow something which was planned to weaken us much for the benefit our enemies?

P.S: 1947 page views of my blog caught my attention and this is what occurred to me, like any other Indian.

Liebster!

                                                                       

I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by one of  my few blogger friends, Vinitha Dileep. She blogs at Reflections and Void Thoughts. I knew a bit about this award so had to study little more.:)It is given to blogger friends, in order to promote their blogs, providing a link to theirs. Thanks, Vinitha for promoting mine.

Rules( set by Vinitha):

1)Thank the person who nominated you and link back to his/her blog.
2)Display the award on your blog.
3)Answer the questions from the blogger who nominated you.
4)Pass it on to 8-11 people providing a link to their blogs on yours. And tell them about the nomination.
5)These bloggers should be new in Blogosphere and should have less than 1000 followers(but it is also mentioned that, one should have less than 200 followers).
6)Set 10-11 questions for these bloggers to answer.
7)These rules are to be listed on the nominees blogs too.

My answers to questions from Vinitha:

1) What is meaning of your name?
     My name, Anu____ , means uncomparable or very precious.
2)Do you have a guilty pleasure? What is it?
 Yes, I do have. Sitting idle at home.:)
3)What do you like to do other than reading and writing?
 I like to watch TV.(Occasionally I turn it on, when bored to death)
4)Which is your favourite book?
 If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon is my favourite.
5)What is your favorite quote?
"Dharmo rakshati rakshitah", a Sanskrit quote which means, "Duty saves those who save it" is my favorite.
6)Is there anyone fictional/real who has influenced your life so far?
Yes, there is one!
7)Happiness is________________
Happiness is accepting life as it comes.
8)What do you think you are, an introvert or an extrovert?
I confess, I am an introvert.
9)I love_________
I love  to ________ I don't know I have become  saintly these days:)
10)How many blogposts have you published so far?
32 including this.
11)Do you think there is life after death?Explain.
Off course! There is life after death! We are broken down to basic units-Carbon,Hydrogen, Nitrogen etc giving life to many other organisms:)

The next part is quite a difficult one! I hardly read(my bad) but I surely like a few  I read, for their awesome writing.  And those I follow don't add to even the minimum desired count,8. So I will break this rule and nominate a few. I know  Vinitha will not cane me for this. And I love breaking rules which I find difficult to follow sometimes:)

My nominations are:


Do accept it  and I don't love to follow any rules and so you too can bend them as you wish:) 

And answer the following questions:

1)What are you as a person?
2)Since How long have you been blogging?
3)Your nightmares,  if any?
4)Your strenghts and weaknesses are___
5)Which is your favorite movie?What do you like about it?
6)Which is your favorite soap opera? And what do you like about it?
I have bent the rule  here too:) But do answer these few questions and follow few rules.:):)

DRUNKARDS

                                                                                           PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

"That...that is Mikheys bottle and that...Shshwan's ...and that...Rrrogger's...and that ...that...Rrr...rrobi's...then...and then... where is mine?...(turning his head) Damn!Where is mine?... You  gave it to somebody else...how could you...? I ask you earnestly, how could you?... How could you people do this to me...your regular customer??(sob... sob...) Andrewe D'costa, you are not a valuable one, see they don't care about you?"(sob...sob...)completely drunk  Andrewe, left many others laughing in the bar.


Linking This To: Rochelle Wisoff Fields' Friday Fictioneers.

Web Of Fate Chapter-14

                                                                                                               Team : Vijeta
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                                                                                                  Read the previous chapter here.


Delhi:
Puzzled Shekhar,bought the book. Both Shekhar and Tara left Crossword and preferred to go to their hotel by walk.
Tara who knew Shekhar very well, noticing his silence and sadness,"You know Shekhar... you are too emotional and that is your biggest strength and weakness at the same time. I believe its just not you but many writers out there are so...that is why they are taken to writing, to pour down their emotions. And  I feel  lucky to have married one of them."
Shekhar's mind felt light listening to her and he smiled, thinking,'This is why! Because of this considerate,beautiful person in my life I have moved on in life so far, trying to forget my pain.'

 Excited, Jennifer, as she found the Shekhar mentioned in the letters without any trouble, accidentally,  bid Cyrus bye and hurried to her Hotel. With lot of excitement she rushed into her room and opened her laptop.She logged in to her FB account and started searching for this Shekhar from Mumbai....It took her sometime as the name isn't uncommon, but the fact that he was a freelancer, writer, helped her to locate him on FB. She wished, she could find some more details.

Shekhar on reaching the hotel didn't feel like eating but he didn't want his loving wife and daughter too to starve half looking at him upset. So they finished their dinner and Shekhar decided to stay back.Tara didn't need an explanation;she knew whenever he smoked, he didn't want his family around. But this time he was upto something else;trying to steal some free time. He opened the Delhi Tourism book from Crossword and dialed Jennifer's number.


Jennifer who could find no much details about this Shekhar on FB was wishing to talk to him. She  befriended Cyrus on FB and visited his profile.There she could find that he is very fond of reading unlike he appears to be.He preferably reads everyday and it has become his daily ritual. He has a blogger account too. Then her mobile started ringing and she  could hear a low feeble voice on the other side. She knew before she received,that it was Shekhar's.

                                                                                                         Read the next chapter here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Longing For Lifelessness


Humiliated by her peers, she wept many days and nights. Loneliness  crept in, without a clue to her family. In no time,she  started liking being alone;she knew, it is better to be alone than in a bad company. Spending time all alone; with the nature, sometimes she wished to be a bird or a butterfly. As days passed by, she started wishing... to be a rock or  water.

Linking This To :  Magpie Tales

Wheels Of Life

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" I wish I had done this the other way. I wish I was not pushed into unwanted circumstances and had some more time to myself. I wish  it all was a bad dream;  I wish life goes back, so that I  carefully proceed forward with these nightmares in my mind.I badly wish it to be a nightmare.
I wish life moved backwards... sometimes, to fill the gap and make corrections, helping me to emerge as triumphant as I wish.", she pondered  in vain, again and again.

Linkning This To: Lillie McFerrin Writes' Five Sentence Fiction.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ugly?!


On the breezy day she stood there, on the hilltop, enjoying the serene beauty of the surrounding nature. The constant breeze was washing out her worries and the view widening her positive outlook. Deeply engrossed,she suddenly became aware of the presence of someone nearby; turning behind, she was alarmed by the approaching hairy and monstrous being! Moving backwards she stumbled upon the stone, the hairy-monstrous lady reached and held her hand saying,"Easy...are you alright? You seem new here; I visit here daily for the peace of mind."

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Grief


He tortured; she tolerated.She tolerated the bitter pill as long as she could and then finally on one day bid  him  good bye.
She tried moving on in life forgetting the bitter past.She had started laughing now, living life merrily.
Then came the news on that day;the news of his death and she grieved immensely.

Linking This To: Lillie McFerrin Writes' Five Sentence Fiction

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Web Of Fate

                                                                                        Chapter 5
Team:Vijeta                 
                                        Read  the previous part of the story here.

Delhi:
Cyrus curiously reaches for his mobile phone as it beeps; hoping it could be a reply from, Jennifer, the girl he admires so much. He ecstatically opens the message desiring for a positive response. "Very smart!", smilingly he  mutters to himself. Then quickly sliding his fingers across the swiftkey, he texts her.
Jennifer, who is just out of the wash room of her suite, patting her face dry, looks at her beeping mobile. After closing the door behind and rubbing her feet dry on the mat she approaches the phone and reads the message-'Crosswords? Riddles? They are not my cup of tea. But, I can't say no to you. And...and... the poor struggler, sure deserves a rendezvous with the lady, after solving the riddle.:) So...done?:)'
Jennifer,without a second thought, who was more interested in solving it, texts him back, 'Done!'
Her mobile on the bed beeps shortly.She quickly picks it up and reads the reply from, Cyrus-'Come on then! Send it fast! I can not wait more!'
"Crazy guy",nodding her head, she says to herself. She does not find it hard, as it is very close to her heart;having read it many a times, the words of the letter are soon texted to, Cyrus:

“Time is supreme power, Love is ultimate weakness…
Human chasing power, seldom values emotional wealth!
Money may be aim for many, does that repay for broken promises and unfulfilled commitments?
I, in the crowd of many, is lonely inside…
I, in the search of truth, haven’t lived lie?
Lie, colourless-rude and brutal…
I have been a living lie… since long…
I have been a lie…
In pursue of love and happiness, I have been a lie!”

She gazes through the window of her room with an interrogative thought process,"What would be his reaction to this?Does he know about this letter!?Why was he mentioned in the other letter?Who is Shekhar?Does he know him?Will I find answers to all my questions?"
 
Mumbai:
“Oh!Tara,  I am so glad to have  employees like you!”, saying this, Tarun moves  forward and offers a seat for her. “We want to have a talk with you”, the boss says with a big broad smile on his face. The smile on his face is not the one that used to be before.It all seems so artificial to her.  “How conniving people can be!?”, she thinks and takes her seat.
“Tara you seem so tired ; you have been working so hard.Why don’t to take a long, paid  leave? We only offer it to a few and you are a lucky one!”
Tara thinks this is what her, and her family wants at this crucial time! Without a second thought  she agrees and moves out of the cabin, where she was  suffocating. She heads to her workplace thinking, the time and relaxation  might give her strength in taking the right decision.

                         Read the next part of the story here
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Perspective



Esha who was waiting curiously for her granny,“Granny look here! Haven’t I turned them into beauties? Thanks to my art and crafts teacher!”
“Oh! My old three in a row, I adored them so.”
“But…Granny…”
Perspective matters dear. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder."



Suicide Is Never An Option

We all know suicide is a crime; one of the worst crimes a man commits. However big the problem one is facing, suicide is not an outlet, as every problem has a solution. However big the mistake one commits knowingly or unknowingly, suicide is not an option because life has no user's manual.If one fails, again suicide is not an option.Do we want to be remembered as a failure ever after? We actually are one, if we quit. We should start it all over again and come out with flying colors, like a hero setting an example to the others. Yes! we should have that attitude; never ever being weakened by the circumstances. And even our opponents should awe this quality of ours. This is not just our life;it's our family's more than ours. Whenever we feel like giving up, we should think about our family.We can endure anything for them,right?
             Sometimes however good  life is,  one still feels depressed which  mostly becomes the cause of suicide. It is because of the hormonal imbalance, so one should consult psychiatrist in such cases as soon as possible. Music is also good for depression but Yoga is considered best as it erases the imbalance. Valuing  life and enjoying it as it is without being over ambitious is key to happiness. And we should do the same.


            Linking This To:  Write Tribes' 100 Voices For Suicide Prevention
                                        MSW.USC.EDU-100 Voices for Suicide Prevention

Monday, September 08, 2014

Wonderful Glass


A Glass Full Of...
                        Wonders
A glass of warm water with  lemon juice and a spoon full of honey;we all have read and heard a lot about this. Earlier I used to wonder about the goodness of this. And now, I know it is no less than an ELIXIR. Yeah, I like to call it ELIXIR as it removes the basic cause of many diseases(cancer being the prime one)the free radicals.  These free radicals cause cellular damage which further heads to cancer,early aging etc.

These free radicals, which we also call toxins, can be removed by the antioxidants. Vitamins-A, C and E are known potential antioxidants. The citrus fruit,lemon is a rich source for of vitamins while honey has some amounts too. So they are beneficial and the mixture is to be taken on empty stomach in the morning with warm water as warm water cleanses the digestive tract and increases bowel movements. Isn't this a simple step, to prevent and to help cure, the disorders.

                                                    Linking This To:

                                                                               NaBloPoMo September 2014
                                                                             
                                                                               Write Tribe Pro-blogger

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Saturday, September 06, 2014

Optimism and Healing


Placebo is a medicine which  has no action on the ailment. It is an inert medicine one can say. However it is does show improvement in health, in few.You must be wondering, how is it possible without actually acting on the body? Miracle? Yes it is! Miracle that happens because of positive thinking. The belief in self that one will get well,that optimism, works here. Optimism plays a very big role in healing; when one thinks positive, body responds positively. This is why some people(those who are pessimists) don't respond to medicines.


P.S: Placebo prescription is unethical in some countries.I  wrote this  to explain the power of positive thinking.

                                                 Linking This To:   Write Tribe-ProBlogger,Ultrablog challenge and
                                                                               NaBloPoMo September 2014

CIVILIZATION-


'Yummy! So many varieties of fruits! Oh!Those sapotas and custard-apples,I just love them! I wish I could have them;how can I? They own them and want money in return. I wish nobody was the owner here; I wish everybody could pluck them...like our ancestors did while in forests?  Probably, but they too fought with those stones  and sticks but still...it was nobodies property. The greed and insecurity grew more and more as time passed and they started  owning the God's land. We call it becoming intelligent and  civilized. I wish greed and insecurity were replaced by  consideration  very  early and  everybody would live happily sharing the God's treasure equally.' The poor lad in rags always felt so, when he saw those trees.


P.S: The photo prompt(fire) reminded about pre-historic man 

and so it is about civilization


                                           Linking This To:  Friday Fictioneers

                                                                                                    
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Friday, September 05, 2014

Tuberculosis and Yoga


I am not a trained Yoga practitioner. But I do have a bit of knowledge since we had yoga classes in school;well who doesn't these days? Everyone is slowly becoming aware of this ancient Indian practice of  saints. I would love to share a bit of this here:
Anlom Vilom(Alternate nostril breathing) helps curing Tuberculosis(TB). This can be explained scientifically : TB is caused by the bacteria,Mycobacterium tuberculae, which is an obligate aerobe.Obligate aerobes are the ones which require oxygen compulsorily to metabolise. In AnlomVilom(Alternate nostril breathing) practice the air track is kept empty,holding the breath for some time,alternatively and hence at that time many TB microbes die. However it has to be done in a proper manner or else it has no benefits. Getting training from a skilled Yoga-teacher is a must before practicing any form of Yoga.



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                                        NaBloPoMo September 2014

Darkness



Exams were nearing and they knew nothing. It was not a problem for the smart students.That subject  teacher would just read the chapters and explain a bit to the smart kids; she did not care about the rest. "How can such people illuminate our life?",the students discussed. Well, only few are perfect.





Linking This To: Write Tribe Pro-Blogger
                         
                            Lillie Mc Ferrin Writes’ FIVE SENTENCE FICTION- word DARKNESS 
                     
                            ULTRA BLOG CHALLENGE 

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Healing



Giving some time to ourselves is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves.That evening stroll in the garden with no worldly worries...that time which we give to ourselves with a cup of coffee in the balcony...that time when we do whatever we like with no pressure,no deadlines, is totally ours.It is also a type of meditation. It  is a great healer.  It brings out the stress giving some relaxation, both to the mind and body helping it repair itself from the damages done.It helps us understand ourselves better, increases our creativity and boosts our confidence.
Everyone of us has experienced it but suddenly become unaware of it when needed, and search for it as if we have lost some unknown thing  that we had...in this fast pacing world.


Linking This To: Write Tribe Pro blogger, Ultra Blog Challenge 
      And
 NaBloPoMo September 2014

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Redoing My Space With Makemyhome.com

      I am always involved in buying new stuff, to decorate my house and to make it more cozier. So I was very much excited when Blogadda announced this challenge along with  Makemyhome.comI am so thankful to them for giving me this opportunity to share my ideas of renovating my house.
     I love all the styles of  interior-decoration: chic,ethnic,casual,retro,classic,contemporary,monochrome,eclectic etc.,as every style has its own uniqueness.  I have chosen to go eclectic this time as the things I loved  most belong to different decor styles and I don’t want to compromise on this by sticking to one particular style. So here is how I want my dining-hall to be redone with the things from Makemyhome.com.
     I have been looking for a dining-table set and never found something of this sort. It’s one of its kind having both,superior quality and the looks.It’s made of Sheesham(rosewood),which  is highly durable and mostly preferred for furniture. It is termite free and  has the most desired fine finishing .The table and chairs are uniquely designed  to be ultra comfortable. Moreover its unique design lets it occupy less space as the chairs can be tidily nested under the table. It is stylish with  longevity; I don't like to spend on same things again and again.So I am on with this cozy-beautiful 4 Seater Nested Dining Table Set From Marwar Stores.




Plane walls are very unattractive. So while searching the site I came across-Mesleep Canvas Painting Horse On Water. A serene  painting of the sea and the horse is  an eye-catcher.It has the perfect dimensions of 18/22 inches,neither too big nor small.It fits well on the wall  beside the dining table,definitely adding a positive ambience to my dining-hall. 



The lighting at a place always catches once attention as it adds to the looks of the place. I wanted some unique ceiling lamp which I found here, on Makemyhome.com.
Just look at the image! It needs no much explanation. The patterns it forms on walls are amazing. I just love this never seen before range product, Lattice Ceiling Lamp by Sylvn Studio.


I am sure all these three make my dining-hall the talk of the neighborhood.
I believe one should be beautiful from within to make life beautiful and to make it more beautiful, one should add beautiful things to the surrounding, afterall- 'A thing of beauty is joy forever' as the great poet Keats said. 
             Thank you, Blogadda and Makemyhome.com, again for this beautiful experience.
             

                      This post is a part of Makemyhome activity at BlogAdda.com

The Breeze




Life seemed screwed up by the unanticipated circumstances. The young lady, stood there, with shattered dreams.Then the breeze, she could feel on her face,brought her back to life; with that energy to move on further with high spirits, rekindling her dreams.