Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Order! Order! World Is Remade!

yada yada hi dharmasya  
glanir bhavati bharata  
abhyutthanam adharmasya 
  tadatmanam srjamyaham

-The Bhagwad Gita

English Transalation: "O descendant of Bharata! Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, and a predominant rise of irreligion, then I Myself descend."

As there has been a decline in values in the world, and now that this is 'Kali Yuga', I have been waiting for the Tenth Avatar of Lord Vishnu - Kalki Avatar for long as I want Him to restore order. 

I love the way order is restored in court scenes in Bollywood movies. Judge sahib just has to strike his gavel and say, ‘Order! Order!’

Wooden gavel ; Source- Wikipedia

Monday, 2 March 2015

Jim Smiley And His Jumping Frog

When it came to a challenge, Jim Smiley just had to jump right in!"

Jim Smiley loved challenges, participated enthusiastically and won.

Yes, he won each and every challenge he took part in, that too creating new records!

Jim Smiley was all smiles as his home was full of trophies and medals.

Everyone said that the secret of his success was talent, hard-work, dedication, determination, perseverance, confidence...

They didn't know that he had a lucky charm- a magic jumping frog that gave him the power to win and create world records...
2015-03-02 - BW Beacham
Photo-Prompt- Mondays Finish The Story

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Oceans Of Fantasy

She was grateful to be back home after a long voyage across continents and oceans. 

Though she loved journeys, she was tired and home-sick this time.

She immediately went for a warm and refreshing bath to rejuvenate her senses. 

She felt at home and comfortable in her own bathtub and generously applied soap and shower-gel. 

Just then the taps ran dry, no water - no, not even a single drop! 
Lee Miller in Adolf Hitler's bathtub, Munich 1945, by David E. Scherman

Some Lessons From My Parents

Humility, Honesty, Hope, Happiness, Helpfulness, Health, Habits... just some of the action-words I learnt from my parents. 

I am grateful for the lessons I learnt from them. They have been good examples as they practice what they preach. Their actions have a lot to teach... Upholding the high standards they have set is tough...

Sharing a few of their lessons that have made me who I am- 

Be humble- fruit-laden trees bend, while others stand tall!
Don’t be haughty- pride comes before a fall!
Be grateful & do everything happily & heartily.
Be hale & hearty, health is wealth, eat & live healthily.
Adopt Healthy Habits & Lifestyle

Languages Inside & Outside

When I reached my motherland,
I experienced bliss & felt grand. 
I was inside looking out trying to win-
While the others outside looked in.

I made a sincere effort to connect.
But, our paths didn't intersect...
Though I spoke in my mother-language, 
They answered in the foreign-language!

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Small Car to Big Car!

Mr. Sen is my next door neighbour. He has a blue-coloured small car that he wishes to change. 

I know so many details about his car! You must be wondering- how do I know? Well, each time we meet in our building's premises, Mr.Sen never fails to mention about his “small car. Over the years, I have learnt the history about Mr. Sen's car- when he bought it, how he bought it, why he bought it... 

Mr.Sen had bought a second-hand car, the first car of his life, a decade ago so that he and his daughter, MunMun, who was in college then, could learn how to drive together. The plan was that both of them would learn driving using a second-hand “small car” and then once they were confident drivers, he would upgrade his car. I had been hearing this story ever since I shifted to our apartment-complex. Being a software professional, I  travel often and my car, parked under the cover, gathers layers of dust. Back from yet another official trip, I was cleaning my car in the garage when I saw Mr.Sen. 

He said, "You know, Sid, I really have to change my car! My retirement is next year and I am still using a small car!”
“I have been hearing about your plans for so many years now, Mr.Sen! It’s high time you implement your plans!” I remarked.
Source: Microsoft Office ClipArt

Friday, 27 February 2015

Spring In her Step

It was the onset of Spring, and she, who made newspaper headlines, had booked a trip to travel with her dog and stay in a tree-house in a nondescript place in one part of the world.

They thought she was crazy to choose to visit that forest to stay there for a week, while the best hotels in cities across the world extended free-stay invites to her.

Photo Prompt - Friday Fictioneers

Suitable Girls

After much effort, the righteous King finally managed to capture the ghost in the forest and was on his way to his Kingdom, with the ghost on his back.

The ghost initially struggled and whimpered and then settled comfortably by resting on the King's back. The ghost narrated the following story to the King to pass the time:

There were two brothers named Kumar and Swaraj, who were the suitors of two sisters- Priya & Chanchal.

When the marriage-proposal arrived, the elder brother, Kumar, had no demands while the younger brother, Swaraj, wanted to set some tests for the sisters to get to know the girls better and find out who's the suitable and right match for him and his brother.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

It Was A Valentine's Day Eve...

It was a Valentine's eve and he was driving in an isolated road. He found it odd to see an abandoned car parked there with doors open. A distant cry triggered him to stop his car to check if things were alright. He peeked into the car's back door and found  fresh blood spots at the back seats. That's when he witnessed a masked man approaching the abandoned car...

He could see a lady's body slumped lifelessly on the car's front seat. Probably it was her loud cry that had alarmed him. He couldn't see her face as it was dark.
"Is this all happening for real? Seems like a Bollywood movie!" he thought alarmed as he tried to hide behind the abandoned car. 

The masked man had reached the car's front door and was checking if the lady was really dead. Looking convinced, the man left on his bike. Luckily, that masked man never suspected the other hidden visitor nor did he spot his car. Else, perhaps he would suffer the same fate as the lady...

He breathed a sigh of relief. He pulled out his phone to inform the police, but found there was no network-signal in that area. He used the torch-light of his phone to check out the victim's face. He was shocked to find that it was her...

Repeat The Stories

The old typewriter had a mind of its own.”

Photo by Barbara W. Beacham
Photo by Barbara W. Beacham; PhotoPrompt- Mondays Finish The Story

"Oh really?" the little girl opened her eyes and mouth wide as her grandfather told her yet another story, while her granny fed her.

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