Thursday, 12 July 2012

Music Magic...

Finding its way slowly through the ears,
Ripples of magic spreads through out.
Intimating with every senses, like an elixir,
Heals each wound, pushes every hidden pain out.

Smoothening the inner toughness,
Caresses every single inch inside.
Intruding in the heart, runs through the veins,
Forgive the sins, soothes the mind.

Passing through the layers of the mind,
Cleansing each layer, reaches the soul.
Soul now immersed in its magical vibe,
Dances with stride, and hence purifies.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Something to Learn..

Sachin ni maarli six,
Aaji la aala chakkar,
Mama ni aandli riksha,
Riksha che paise sodaa,
Aaji ni maarla dolaa... ;-)

I heard this very sweet poem which is in Marathi language yesterday evening from this little boy Laxman.

Hindi Translation for those who don't understand Marathi: 

Sachin Ne maari six,
Nani ko aaya chakkar,
Mama ne laayi riksha,
Riskha ke paise chodo,
Nani ne maari aankh.. [Well, the poem doesn't rhyme in Hindi :( ]

Laxman is nine years old and studies in 3rd standard Kannada medium in one of the nearby village. Yesterday evening when I reached home after my work this boy came to my home along with one of my mothers friend Kalpana Aunty. She is a teacher in the same school where this boy studies and is heartly a very lovely lady. As soon as he got inside my house he directly came and sat on the floor. I felt bad when he did that. I asked him to sit on the chair and he followed it. On asking Kalpana Aunty about his whereabouts she told that his dad is a milk seller in the village and due to the financial problems is not able to take proper care of him. Laxman's mother left Laxman, his father and his 2 brothers just after giving birth to Laxman and is now with some other person. People think  that extra marital affairs happens only in metros or big cities but if we look very closely into the villages then the number of such things are really in large number even in our villages. Shocking but its a fact. 

Laxman's mother never came to see him or even his two elder brothers who are in 7th and 8th standard respectively. Kalpana aunty after listening to Laxmans story could not stop herself from taking Laxmans care  till it is possible by her hands. Now Laxman stay along with Kalpana Aunty since last few days and she looks after his food and also school. Despite of so many problems this little boy is so full of life that I could not take of my eyes from looking at him. I gave him two perk chocolates which aunty asked him to have it after getting back to home and he obeyed her without saying a word. I can bet on anything the kids which are born and brought up at our house with all the facilities and luxuries would never ever behave the way Laxman did. When I served him a dosa and tea he again went and sat on the floor to have it. Looking at his innocence I could not stop my self and I too joined him to the floor and we had a great time talking to each other. On asking him to tell a poem he sung those few funny Marathi lines which are at the starting of my post. Then I teared opened one of the perk and asked him to have it which he had. He wanted to have other one to but due to aunt's order of having it after getting back to home this obedient boy stopped himself. As my habit of taking pictures of whatever I like I took this picture of Laxman smiling happily which you can see in this post.

My mom asked if Laxmans dad is ready to give Laxman, as one of my uncles friend was interested in adopting a child. Kalpana Aunty told that she would let us know after asking Laxmans father. If Laxman gets a good life if some good family accepts him as their son then why not. Isn't it? Well, only if his dad agrees. Its all left on him now. But I wish whatever the decision might be Laxman's way of living life always remains same..

The most admiring fact about Laxman's dad is that despite of his financial problems he has given education to all his children's.

We who have got everything that is necessary. In fact we have got more then it is required but still have so many complaints about our life. Our parents unconditional love and pamper, education in some reputed schools and colleges, just one demand and our favorite food is ready for us and if its not we go to bed with empty stomach but even after that we say our life is so imperfect. We need to learn something from the boys like Laxman to whom even the little things give lots of joy and who knows the real mantra to remain happy no matter what :-) 

Monday, 28 May 2012

Kyra... The Sunshine girl...

When I heard about Lakme Diva Indiblogger Contest I was totally excited. Excited to know about Kyra. The girl who live her life to the fullest even during such super hot summers. So because of the curiosity to know more about her I started to google about Kyra and luckily found her in FB. I always wanted to have a friend someone as lively as Kyra so I sent her a friend request. Within no time Kyra accepted my  request and we started to chat. It was fun to know more about her as our likes and dislikes matched a lot. First few days we continued chatting and very soon we became best buddies. On one day I was talking about my home town Karwar and she became totally excited to know more about it as she loved beaches. She immediately surfed photos of it on google and was very much excited as well as curious to visit Karwar and to feel the beauty of it by her own eyes. I invited her to Karwar and also insisted to visit my home on coming weekend itself. Kyra's curiosity and the love for beach did not make her deny and she reached my home on the same weekend.

It was the first time I was seeing Kyra face to face and I was awestruck by seeing her glowing skin.  I was amazed how can a girl who love to travel and play in beach have such a radiant and beautiful skin. I asked her to take rest for sometime as it was 11 A.M and in the month of May the sun would be very cruel at this time of the day. But I had forgotten that Kyra is a sunshine girl and a Lakme Diva. Kyra started laughing and did not agree and dragged me to get ready as she did not wanted to waste any time and wanted to enjoy as much as possible. I was totally impressed by Kyra's enthusiasm and we got ready and left to beach. We both started to play in water but I was very scared that I would get sun burn in such harsh summer heat but Kyra never bothered of it.There were nobody on the beach except me and her as none dared to step out at that time. Till evening Kyra had lots of fun there enjoying every minute of the day and evening she spent a great time taking the pictures of the sunset. 

Then we returned home but Kyra was still looking damn radiant despite of the whole day's sun exposure. When she looked at the damage my skin has got due to sun she gave me her LAKME SUNEXPERT and questioned me why I had not started using it yet. I told her that I had thought even this is just like another cream but after seeing her today i have realized that this is really worth using. I thanked her for LAKME SUNEXPERT and promised that I will regularly use it here on wards. 

Someone visiting to Karwar and not tasting the sea food is like committing a biggest sin. :) Night my Mom has prepared some delicious sea food which Kyra enjoyed to the core of her heart and definitely she will never forget it in her lifetime.

Next day morning we decided to go to Devbagh beach which was around 10 Kms from Karwar. This time I had no fear for sun as I was having LAKME SUNEXPERT and the sunshine girl along with me. We spent the time around the beach for few minutes and then we had fun on speed boating. It is a very relaxing place where we spent our whole morning exploring the entire beach and the beach resorts.  After that we headed back to Karwar and there on the way I took her to Estaury Resort from where the entire Karwar surrounded by sea can be viewed. Kyra was extremely delighted to see the view from there. We spent our time there with the very tasty evening chaats and then left back to home.

Next morning Kyra left to her place along with beautiful memories of the summer on the beaches of Karwar. There on wards I was totally carefree even after the super hot sun rays in the super hot summer as now I had LAKME SUNEXPERT.        [ ;-) :-P ;-) :-P ]

This post is written for LAKME DIVA BLOGGER CONTEST on  INDIBLOGGER here is the link

Monday, 7 May 2012

Sweetness added, stirred and diluted...

I had a perfect Sunday this week. Well, a perfect Sunday to me is a lazy day which starts with my Mom's so many failed attempts to wake me up. Finally when I get up, the first thing to do as my daily routine is to on the TV and switch it on to MTV and listen to the songs while I get fresh and then stuff myself with the perfectly heavy tasty South Indian breakfast like Idli or Dosa prepared by my Mom and become even more lazier. After that again sit in front of the TV and watch anything aired to pass the time and then get into kitchen to cook the menu of the day. I was bored of fish and chicken curry's and chicken biryani so i decided to prepare Daal and Fish fry along with it. Yes Daal and fish fry is a very tasty combination. What can be more soothing to soul then having a peaceful afternoon nap as soon as you finish with your lunch? And after getting up from my dreamy world having a kadak tea with some snacks along with a Hindi movie makes my perfect Sunday. Yes, I don't even have to step my foot outside the door to make my day perfect.

Evening I had nothing to do and so I was just lying on my bed and I randomly begin to view the old pictures in my cell phone. While viewing them I found one old photo which literally brought a wide smile on my face. The photo of the cute little innocent kids whom I met few months back. Though the picture might not be so clear as it was shot in the low evening light from my cell phone camera which is just 3.2 Mega Pixels, the serene smile of these kids makes this photo truly admirable. Let me share this sweet incident with you now.

It was in the month of February when I was getting back to my home after my office. Evening around 6.30 I reached bus stand to find out there were no bus which can take me to my home. So I took out the book "The Lost Story" which I was reading then  from my bag and began to read it. I realized some one came and sat very close to me but I was so much engrossed in the book that I did not care to bother and look who it was. Few minutes later I was distracted by the giggles which made me to look at the person sitting next to me. I noticed these kids smiling looking at me and also prompting each other something. I too smiled looking at them and immediately noticed that the elder girl gave some signals to her younger bro by hitting her elbow to him and making some animated signals by her eyes with a smile. I kept looking at their innocence with a smile and was surprised when this little boy gave me an Alpenliebe Chocolate and innocently said, " Chocolate lo na Didi". At that moment I really did not get how to react. I just took the chocolate and thanked them. Then I realized that this girl was making the signals to her brother to give that chocolate to me. I asked them for a photograph to which they posed happily and then asked their names. The little boy told me he is Mohammed Yusuf and girl was Sameena. And then we had a little chat and I had to leave as my bus had arrived.
It was a very small meeting of not more then 5 minutes indeed but now these kids and their sweetness will remain in my memories with me forever through this photograph and through this post. :)

P.S: Thank you so much Saru, Mithlash and Izdiher for motivating me to write something new by constantly asking me about my next post when ever there is a long gap in between my posts. Feels loved. :) 

P.P.S: I have finished reading the book "The Lost Story" almost 2 months back but now when I have already mentioned about the book then let me share a few lines about it. The Lost Story is a fictional book written by authors Amit Goyal and Sudhanshu Gupta. This is the first book by both the authors but the work they have done is of genius. There are many stories in the book but we will not find a single instant which makes us feel that we are disconnected from the main story. Very interesting book with each stories which have got unexpected twist and turns and  an jaw dropping end too. In short, the must read and it definitely keeps us hooked till the end.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Smile... A Real Magic...

Its been pretty long time I have not written any post but I have tried reading all of yours posts whenever I got a little bit of time and also left a comment. I still apologize if I have missed reading any of your posts friends. I hope I have not missed any. Reasons to be precise for not writing any posts are many. As I was stuck in work at office as well as it was my dearest cousins wedding whose engagement picture you have seen in my post Unexpected Thrilling Journey and have also read how I have reached after so much of thrill to her engagement.  But, these are not the only reasons, the most biggest reason is I had nothing in my mind to write. To be honest right now even at this moment I have got nothing in my mind to scribble in this holy place. Lots of things happened with me these days which I could have shared with you guys but my mind set these days is very much content and peaceful and may be that is the reason because I am not thinking of anything much. But since many days I am trying hard to think of a topic and blog about it but I could not. So I finally decided to write this post about smile

What is this smile? Just the flexing of the muscles on both the end of the mouth. But, this mere flexing of muscle has so much of power that it can make many impossible things possible. Its makes us more attractive then actually we are in reality:) Don't agree??? Then try it in front of mirror and check out. Well, I am definitely sure you all must have tried it already many a times. But today try once again and feel the difference.

U remember the moment spend with someone special and can't stop your self from smiling even when your parents are around. The time spent with your friends or some jokes cracked with them makes you to smile sometimes even when you are walking in the middle of the crowded market but you try hard to control it or hide it by all possible ways to avoid people thinking you have gone crazy. That soothing feeling you get when you see a stranger kid looking at you and smiling is of million dollar. That sudden feeling when your heart skip a beat when you see your love of life smile. That relaxation you get when your parents have a smile on their face just because of you. That feeling of satisfaction when you give a smile to an elderly person and they feel so much of happiness just because of your one smile as if they were waiting for it since ages can not be compared to anything else. We are so lucky to have been gifted this true magic called smile which has given us so many such beautiful things which are priceless.

Smile changes our mood. It actually brings happiness and a positive vibrations from and to the person with whom we have exchanged smiles. When we keep smiling then even the blood pressure is lowered and also it releases natural pain killer in our body. Smile boost our immune system and relieves stress too. So these reasons are best enough to keep smiling and also to make everyone around us smile.

According to Mother Theresa, "Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." And I completely agree with her. Yes I have seen magic happen with smile. There are so many countless situations I remember when I have just smiled and all the difficulties have vanished within the seconds. God must have not sent us to earth with magical wand as we are not the angels, but in turn he has sent everyone on this earth with this true magic called smile.  Then why not make use of this and spread this magic to the world. Keep Smiling Mates :-)

Meowwww.. Keep Smiling :-)

Image Courtesy: Google

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

My Childhood Through The Eyes of My Real Hero...

Its said that "If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older"

The most beautiful phase in every individuals life is their childhood. No matter how old we become but these childhood memories are like a treasure which always remain with us throughout our life as a sweet smile. Even the mere thought of childhood gives us a tickle and takes us to the flashback of those sweet memories. So how many of them remember these ice candies in the above photo which were sold just outside your school and no matter how many warnings your mother gave you not to eat it, you always had that one rupee in your pocket to buy these icy cold candies. 

Now just imagine, What if you get to re-live your entire childhood once again? Wouldn't that be awesome? But, is it really possible to re-live your childhood once again?  If somebody would have asked me this question then my answer would be definitely a big Yes... I have no idea about others but Yes I have something with me, a treasure, a gift, hmmm a most precious gift that is for a life time gifted by my real Hero, My DAD :-) 

My Dad has capsulated and insulated my entire childhood and its memories by capturing it in photos and making a album of it which will be with me till my last breath. Its my only pride possession which is very close to my heart and a most precious thing to me. Here, I am sharing some of the photos in this post.

During my childhood days there were no Digi-Cams by which u can take multiple number of pictures anytime. But the Kodak cameras were used with a roll which consisted a photographic film. Later these rolls were given to the studio and then the studio people would develop the photos out of the negatives generated from photographic films. Unlike digital  cameras there were no technique which could be used to date the photo. So as you can see in these pictures my dad has made use of the date seal to date each and every photo taken. Date seal is something which had a date marks on it as shown in the picture. On adjusting the wheels the required date could be obtained and then this date stamp had to be tapped to the ink pad and then tap it back immediately to the required sheet of paper on which you need the date marked. In my case, Dad used the similar to mark the date on each photo.

After inserting the photos in the transparent pockets of the album, he has sealed the open end of the pocket by a transparent sticking tape so that the photos doesn't come in contact with moisture contents and last longer or say forever :-) Isn't it lovely?

What could be more exiting then seeing the way you have dressed up with your little school bag and water bottle on the first day of your school. Yes, my dad has taken this picture on the first day of my school. I still remember I had cried the whole day in school but later was completely happy as my dad took me to beach after my school  and captured this photo of mine. How easily such little joys would make us forget our big pain with in fraction of seconds then.:)

Since I have been  born and brought up in a coastal area going to the beach at evening, on every alternate days as a kid was a routine. After playing in the water for sometime we would move towards the kids park and then playing in the park on the kids amusement toys would be like I have got the happiness of the entire world. My dad's encouragement to make me try some other amusement toys which according to me were very gaint at that time, always went in vain. As I always liked to play the girly games which included swings, seesaw, marry go round or catching catch with other kids playing in the park.

And the most best moment of the day would be while getting back home as I would get a chance to visit all the ice-cream and toy stalls which were just outside the beach, making good business by kids like me. And the happiness after getting something from the stall would have no bound. My dad would love to capture such moment in the photo like he has done after he bought this hand-made hat for me and I was on the top of the world, laughing uncontrollably with joy.

I remember the day so well when me and my mom went for shopping along with my aunt and I had liked this green dress which I am wearing in this photo. My like for this green dress was only because it had some kinda golden accessory pinned at the chest and to me it looked so attractive that I felt that there could be no other dress as beautiful as that on this whole planet. My mom did not buy it and instead took some other dress for me and we returned back to home. I was sad and was still missing the dress. But, to my surprise my dad came home with the same dress which mom had not bought even after I had insisted so much. My eyes sparkled and I was on cloud 9 knowing that the most beautiful dress of the world was mine now. And it was also the day of my victory and I  still remember so well, how I teased my mom by making animated actions with my one hand holding the dress in the other hand and dancing all around the room, screaming at the top of my voice. But i had wondered that day, how my dad got to know that I had liked that dress and brought it for me as he was not with us when I had went for shopping with mom and aunt. I still wonder even now about it, whether it was really a co-incidence or what was it, I still wonder :-)

As we know certain things never change with the age and one such thing in me is my love for cats. I love cats since I was a kid and I think this love is passed to me from my dad as he loved the cats too. Cats have always played an important role in my life since I was a kid. It has been my best friend from then till now with whom I have shared all my happiness, guilt, pain, worries or love and it has unconditionally loved me back too.

My dad passed away when I was 5 years old and along with that even me posing to the camera also stopped as no one else was interested to take my pictures after that. But even after almost 20 years, I can still feel his presence, his care, his affection, his love for his only princess through this gift of life time which he has created only for me. As much time me and my dad have spent together, is freezed in this album and will remain forever with me. This album not only connects me to my childhood but it also connects me to my dad :)

This post is specially written for The Kissan 100% Real Blogger Contest by indiblogger. You can see the post at indiblogger here.
Planning to go on a trip with Mummy if I win :)

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


Izdiher has tagged me in her post which u can see here and I need to follow certain rules that are set and  I have to answer her questions as well in my post. Well, Izdiher do not need any introduction as she is so much popular in Blogosphere. If you are still unaware of this extremely lovely Pakistani Girl then you can visit here here. The more you will read her the more you will like her and her frank writing.

Writing bee has also tagged me in her post and so I have combined even her questions in this post. U can see her questions here. Her blog's name is Confession of a Life-a-holic which you can visit here. She writes in a very cute way. Her fictional stories will definitely make you fall in love with her writing. Do visit her and check it out. Well, let me start with the tough work now.

11 Facts about me:- 
1) I  love sleeping.
2) I like experimenting with new recipes in kitchen and my experiments are mostly successful.
3) I got my nose pierced when I was 12 years old. No its not for fashion, its our tradition.
4) I am a only daughter. I have no siblings.
5) My mother tongue is Konkani. Besides that I can talk, read and write in four other languages like English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi.
6) I am proud that I am born in one of  the beautiful small town called Karwar. Don't believe me? Then you can see the images of my hometown here.
7) I am crazy about Ranbir Kapoor. Well, not exactly. I think crazy would be a wrong word. I just like him on screen.
8) I don't like shopping as much as usually a girl is supposed to like.
9) I love to dress myself in a Saree but only occasionally.
10) I don't like using a lot of make up. But I do use a eye kajal and  lip gel.
11) Uupss.. Taking a sigh of relief as I have finished writing a most toughest task to write 11 facts about myself.

Answers to the questions of Izi:-
1) You look like?
A: Obviously, I look like a girl.

2) You live like?
A: I live a simple life as I spend my day in my office and evening after getting back to home I spend time with my Mom, I watch TV and after having dinner I sleep off.

3) Where are your keys?
A: Sorry, I don't run by keys. ;-) Well, my house keys are in my bag.

4) How much money do you have in your pocket at a moment?
A: Right now I am wearing a Salwar Kameez so I don't have a pocket.

5) You love those places where?
A:  I love those places where there is peace. 

6) Where is Africa?
A: Definitely on planet earth :-)

7) You are hooked on?
A: Right now to Chetan Bhagats novel 2 states.

8) What came first egg or hen?
A: A crow which laid an egg and hen came out of it.. Believe it or not ;-)

9) Why zebra wear stripped dress?
A: Because it doesn't like to wear a coloured dress.

10) Why sun is yellow?
A: Yellow? Are you sure its yellow?

11) Your dream BF/GF is?
A: *blush-blush* For that I have written one whole post.. You can read it here.

Answers to the questions of Bee:-

1) Your favorite colour and why?
A: Black. Because any thing in black looks attractive whether its dress, foot wear, bags, hair accessories, laptop, cell phone and the list goes on...

2) Do you agree with the concept of eloping with your guy/girl without the knowledge of your parents?
A: No I don't agree with it. I believe in love but I also believe that our parents and their happiness comes first.

3)The most memorable moment of your life?
A: Its the memories of the time which I had spent with my friends at hostel.

4) Would you rather live life adventurously taking risks whenever possible, or would you prefer living a peace and quiet life?
A: Would prefer a peaceful and a quite life.

5) An incident that changed your life?
A: The day I passed out and left my college my life changed drastically.

6) Bed coffee, coffee with newspaper or coffee along with the breakfast?
A: Coffee along with breakfast.

7) Have you ever been compared to a person you never thought you had any resemblance to? If so who?
A: Yes,  Mrs. Sakshi Dhoni. ( Cricket player Dhoni's wife).

8) A dream yet to be fulfilled but hope to be completed soon?
A: To learn driving a four wheeler.

9) Something you miss from your childhood?
A: My 3-wheeler cycle :-)

10) Nail painted leg or Mehendi scented hands?
A: Mehendi scented hands.

11) One person you cannot live with out?
A: Mummy.

My Questions:-
1) What is your favorite past time?
2) What food do u like to have?
3) Colour of your outwears that you are wearing right now?
4) What is that which makes you angry?
5) What all are you carrying in your wallet/purse?
6) How will you react if you all of a sudden get a call from your childhood best friend after 20 years?
7) If you are given a chance to be invisible for a day then what would you do?
8) If you get a chance to hit some one hard then who would it be?
9) If you get an Aladin ka Chirag( A wish Lamp) then what 3 wishes would you ask for?
10) The celebrity you hate the most?
11) What did you eat yesterday in dinner?

So these 11 friends of mine are been tagged:-
9) Raj
11) Izdiher (Well, Izi.. Rules are made to be broken) ;-)

1) Post 11 random facts about yourself.
2) Answer the 11 questions I asked.
3) Tag 11 other bloggers and create 11 other questions for them to answer.
4) Inform those that you have tagged them.

Have a good day Friends :-)