Friday, 1 January 2021

The Sands Of Time

As the sands of time pass,

The other side of the hour-glass

Becomes weightier than it was last 

Having more volume than in the past! 

Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The seconds, minutes, hours & days,

Continue to be added whether we work/laze! 

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Humanity In Full Flow

When there is humanity in full flow,

You'll feel safe & secure & you'll glow! 

Walking Nirbhaya* down the street, you know- 

Those you meet won't violate or stoop low. 


No unruly elements will bother you anywhere.

Untoward cases with girls won't occur or scare.

Experiencing freedom & peace won't be rare.

Humanity will triumph with love & care.

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

No Strings Attached

It looked like a case of theft. 

The thief seemed to be an expert. 

And a connoisseur too- else why would she/he steal that particular product only?

There were no clues.

The young detective Rima shook her head.  

 

She had to investigate all the angles of the case. 

The ribbon on the floor surely had a story. 

Photo Prompt - CEAyr
Rima knew it belonged to Nila, their neighbour.

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Heart, Reflection And More

"The world is selfish, take care my delicate one!

There are sudden thunderstorms & sometimes no sun! 

People enter & exit from our lives without fail.

Things don't stay fresh; enjoy them before they're stale."

I always thought of them first & let them have their way.

They milked my meekness; I overheard them say-

"She is so meek! She has a lot to learn & unearth!"

I told my brain- "The meek shall inherit the earth".

Friday, 27 November 2020

Awareness About The Art of Odisha

 Last year, OdiArt Museum of Odisha, India, had invited me as a judge of the fashion-cum-personality contest- Ms. Chilika and Mr. Chilika, held during the Shelduck Festival 2019. 

There were some Q&A rounds where the judges asked questions and the participants had to answer. 
The age of all the participants was less than 30 years.

I asked some questions, one of which was- "Name at least one art or handicraft of Odisha."

I was surprised to find that my question could not be answered by the contestant to whom it was directed. I tried giving hints, but still the young participant, who had completed high school, could not answer.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

The Smart Suitor

Their horoscopes had matched.  

He had come with his family to see her.

She was on the wheel-chair. 

"I met with an accident last week. I may never be able to walk again..." 

PHOTO PROMPT - Susan Eames
"That’s absolutely fine with me", he said.

He picked her up in his arms. 

"Marry me!" he proposed.

Friday, 20 November 2020

Social Media Management

I have been thinking of "Social Media Management" a lot these days and thus I proposed this topic for IndiSpire Edition# 351:


So, how are you managing Social Media (SM) and the myriad apps and platforms? 
Do you find time to share images, videos and what you did throughout the day? 
How about checking and attending to "mentions", commenting and writing replies? 

Time Lag
As I type my answers to the above questions, I am fully conscious that I am terribly lagging behind.
I am yet to share images and posts of the past several years! 
While today (19 November 2020) I had attended two webinars including one with a central minister, I am yet to share the photograph and learnings. Today is just like yesterday and the day before as I am yet to share about the events that had happened and which I have documented intending to share!
If we don't invest the time & care to share, how will people be aware?

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Dream Come True?

When she first set foot in her parent’s house, she knelt down and kissed the floor. 

It was her way to show respect to the home that had seen her childhood. 

After her mother's untimely death, she had gone abroad.

She was back after two decades!

The fragrances reminded her of departed dear ones. 

But, her mother's fragrance was strong. 

Memories came alive. 

Photo Prompt- Sarah Potter

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

It Was Time

The Queen had ordered.

The palace was decked up like a bride.

The main door was also decorated with flowers and streamers. 

Lamps were getting set with oil and wick. 


Roshni's social-work had taken her far and wide. 

It was her first visit to that kingdom. 

The moment she set foot in the palace premises, the unlit lamps got lit automatically! 

PHOTO PROMPT - Dale Rogerson

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

The Smartphone Affair

As a westerner, it was her first holiday to a middle-eastern nation.

It was like what she had imagined.

She remembered- 'Aladin and the Magic Lamp'.

Fascinated, she was busy clicking photographs using her smartphone.

PHOTO PROMPT - Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Just then, a monkey snatched her phone.

"S-T-O-P! Give my phone, Abu!"

Abu was Aladin's pet monkey's name!

The monkey stopped.

A young man started conversing with the monkey in Persian.

The monkey handed him her smartphone!

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