Monday, September 28, 2009

Today's Flower (27/9/09)


The two photos today are Hibiscus and Yesterday-Today -Tomorrow flowers.
Look at the three colours of these delicate flowers. These flowers change the colour as they get older...
This Hibiscus flower is double in shape and size. Generally we can see these flowers in India in abundance.They come in many colours as well now a days.Leaves and flowers of this plant are used for the hair treatment.
This post is related with "Today's flower. For more beautiful flower photos visit (http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com/)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

One Honest Post!!

I had received the award from Shilpa (http://shilpaagarg.blogspot.com/) Thanks Shilpa!! It is called as:-


The rules and regulations are as follows...


“Honest Scrap” Award, is given by bloggers to other bloggers who express themselves and write/blog from their heart & soul.
List 10 honest things about yourself — and make them interesting, even if you have to dig deep! Pass the award on to 7 bloggers who you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap and whose blogs you find brilliant in design and content.


So now I have to write 10 Honest things about me and I have to make them Interesting as well. How is it possible? See if all producers and directors made an honest movie , what will they be showing? If every writer started writing an honest book, what will they write about?( Can you see how naive I can be sometimes?!) OK. Yes I agree some people have such a life that if they start writing honest things people will be more than interested. But what can a simple middle class (ok. Higher middle class if you like!) house wife can tell in the category "Interesting and Honest "? But I don't want to loose the award as well. (I rarely get them anyway!) So I am going to try hard!


1) I do not have any twin sister or brother, or any lost sister or brother when I was very small. So there is no scope to the unexpected surprises in the family. Even my husband's side there is no chance!! There are people who had mistaken the identity of me and my sisters at time but we had corrected that immediately and if not ;it doesn't matter that way any way!! Oh I have soooo many fantasies about this.... But today I have to be honest so just do not trust anybody in the world who will pretend to be my double!


2) I have lots of potential but I am a very lazy person down to the core. OR Is it I am a very active person but I do not have any potential. I am a bit confused here. I guess you have to pick up the right honest thing. All the best to you :-)
3)I do not like to lie. Not even "naro va kunjaro va" types of lie. Yes I do believe that lying for right thing is not a bad thing but... What to do? Woman's nature!! I can not keep anything secret for long time and it comes out at the wrong time and wrong place!! So it is better for me and people around me that I should not lie and keep anything secret!


4) I am a fun loving lady. I make fun of others and even of myself. I fool around and laugh a lot . But there is a limit to all that and I am kind of very serious after that. But I could not define that limit even to myself. So everybody around me are very confused. I am also very confused...


5) Many times I cry while watching a movie or a T.V. daily drama. If tears don't come while watching very sentimental scene I kind of feel disturbed and try to justify my behavior to myself.


6) There is nothing in the world which I don't like. I like dancing, drawing, painting, singing, watching movies, watching daily soaps, travelling, talking, making friends writing, reading, teaching. Everything! So I am a very busy kind of person.


7) No wait... I don't like cooking, tidying up the house,washing clothes and utensils all that much!


8) I start arguments on any subject any time. I love to argue. In that I do not get easily defeated. Many times all call me a quarreling menace! I love that name too.


9) I like everybody to call me a simple sweet girl. What if they have to lie about it! But nobody calls me that and I feel really sad about it sometimes. It is fun to be called simple and sweet!!


10) I hate to talk about myself! Oh I mean why to praise myself that much? Actually others should do that! I like others to talk about me. Of course good things only. (At least on the face!! )
There you go.....Now I know why Shilpa is called "tag queen'! :-)


So after writing these 10 "Interesting honest things" I have got this award and I am entitled to pass on this award to my fellow bloggers! They are...


1) IP i.e.Indian Pandit @ (http://republicofdream.blogspot.com/)


2)Shankar @ (http://ballat.blogspot.com/)


3) Shruti @ (http://xperiences-in-life.blogspot.com/)


4) Guria @(http://me-the-maverick.blogspot.com/)


5) Sid @ (http://sidoscope.blogspot.com/)


6) Vineeta @ (http://vineetazdiary.blogspot.com/)


7) Suga @ (http://whysoserioustoday.blogspot.com/)


I have some other awards to give as well .


Thanks to Bharati (http://clickbharathi.blogspot.com/).%20He gave me award of : thoughtful blogger.


I like to give this award to- 1) Shilpa Garge (http://shilpaagarg.blogspot.com/)


2) Vipul Grover (http://vipulgrover.blogspot.com/)


3) Pawan (http://m4maruvada.blogspot.com/)


4) Govind(http://govindoo.blogspot.com/)


5) Kasabianka girl (http://kasabiangirl.blogspot.com/)


6) Kaka (http://kakabelongstojesus.blogspot.com/) and


7) Neeraj (http://shindeneeraj.blogspot.com/)


Thanks to IP (http://republicofdream.blogspot.com/) , Shruti (http://xperiences-in-life.blogspot.com/) and Sojo (http://pagedin.blogspot.com/) I have the award :-



I would like to give this award to - 1) Babli (http://amazing-shot.blogspot.com/)


2) Satish (http://moviesdigest.blogspot.com/)


3) Mia N (http://88one88.blogspot.com/)

4) Denise (http://anenglishgirlrambles.blogspot.com/)



5) magiceye (http://mumbai-eyed.blogspot.com/)


6) Srivastan (http://multiplewords.blogspot.com/) and


7) Sumeet Shah (http://sumeetshah.blogspot.com/)




I got this award from Shruti (http://xperiences-in-life.blogspot.com/) Thank you Shruti.


I will like to give this award to 1) Sojo (http://pagedin.blogspot.com/)


2)Nishi (http://nishitak.wordpress.com/)


3) Meghana(http://meghanaunleashed.blogspot.com/)


4) Pankaja (http://mythoughtarchive.blogspot.com/)


5) Kaddu (http://mysterious-kaddu.blogspot.com/)

6) Soin (http://vishvaksaen.blogspot.com/)

7)Komeshkamat(http://kometkamath.blogspot.com/)


Thanks to Nishi (http://nishitak.wordpress.com/)!!

I would like to give this award to 1) Bharati (http://clickbharathi.blogspot.com/)
2) Lonely traveller (http://mohammedblogs.blogspot.com/)

3) Crazycris (http://crazycrishereandthere.blogspot.com/)

4) Avada (http://evanescentthoughts.wordpress.com/)

5) Shruti (http://xperiences-in-life.blogspot.com/)

6) Ip (http://republicofdream.blogspot.com/) and

7) Sid (http://sidoscope.blogspot.com/)

80 Dhiman (http://dmanji.wordpress.com/)

That's all !! Thank you for your patience people!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

55 Fiction (19/9/09) POSSIBILITY

55 Fiction is a form of microfiction that refers to the works of fiction limited to a maximum of fifty-five words. For more information check(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/55_Fiction)



POSSIBILITY

The night was cool. Breeze was blowing sweet smell of flowers in air. Faint sound of radio playing somewhere made atmosphere romantic.

She was sitting alone. She felt lonely. Loneliness brought anger. She has to do it! No other choice was there...She went to kitchen. She chose the sharpest knife and.............................




.......................................................started making dinner!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Everything about Faith...

Today I am going to write about the book "Acts Of Faith" By "Eric Segal". At the back page of the book it says

Acts Of Love

They met as children, innocents from two different worlds. And from that moment their lives were fated to be forever entwined. The unforgettable story of three extraordinary lives... and one forbidden love.


The three characters are Timothy, Daniel and Deborah. The book is written in the form of 'self narration' by all three of them. I liked this style of writing as it gives all characters different perspective. Writing for oneself and giving opinion about others gives us kind of broad outlook for the characters. It also shows us different angles of same happening! So I think it is very difficult to write in this style. Erich Segal had given justice to all the three characters.


The book impressed me from it's first page. After the dedication page, he had quoted a verse by St. Augustine, Confessions X.27:-


"Too late came I to love you, O Beauty both so ancient and so new! Too late came I to love you - and behold you were within me all the time..."


This verse shows you the depth of the story you are about to read.


This story gives us in detailed description of these three lives, the twists and turns in their lives, the small incidences that cast shadows in their lives. The decisions they made in life and how these decisions affected their lives. It gives us all the information about customs and traditions in Jew as well as Christian religion.


All the three characters in this story are strong willed. They are intertwined still they are independent. They all are fighting their own battle of life. They have faith on the religion they are following, on themselves as well as on each other. None of these characters follow the religion as they are told. By customs and tradition. They ask their own questions. They struggle to find their own answers. They make mistakes. They are branded as rebels. But still in the end they all have a winning, satisfying life. May be all the answers they found are not correct. May be some questions were unanswered but still we could not resist being happy for them.


The characters of Daniel and Deborah remind us of our cultural drawbacks some years back.


Daniel: The only son of Rabbi, i.e.Priest of special branch of Jewish religion. He was Born after three sisters so he had burden of his father's expectations. He was in a constant state of anxiety, fearing he might disappoint him in some way. His Papa cast a long shadow over his life. What was innocent for others somehow was regarded as unworthy when it came to him.


First he struggled to satisfy his father's expectations then he came to the conclusion that he couldn't do that and he wanted to live a totally different life. So afterwards he struggled to satisfy expectations of himself!


Deborah: She had a great potential and had restrictions of culture and customs. She was raised to be docile and dutiful - the perfect rabbi's wife. But in the way of love to Timothy she turns rebellious. She made many friends who taught her many intellectual things and changed the way of her life. She became a very learned person. She loved Timothy with all her heart and soul but never expected a life with him as it is the leap of faiths.


Timothy was born angry. He was a son of a mad woman and unknown father. He was raised by his maternal aunt and uncle. All the pain in the childhood turned into the ambition in the youth. He had a dazzling career within the catholic church. After 14 turbulent years he came back to his true love.


Writer has kept the suspense of who might be Timothy's father up to the point that we almost start to panic with him.


Writer keeps us bound to the book many days after we finish reading. This is a really good read.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Today's Flower (13-9-09)


Candle Stick

Hyacinth

These two pictures are taken when we had gone to the Kerala trip. There we visited so called botanical garden in Thekkadi. I used the words so called because that was not the conventional botanical garden with glass globes and all as we see in foreign countries. It was more like a nursery. They just give you a guided tour with local names of trees and the information they know. They allow you to take pictures. So I do not know the scientific or general names of these flowers! I so wish that we have really good botanical gardens in India soon..

The first picture was taken in Thekkadi and the other one was taken in the back waters of Aleppi. In India we find this Hyacinth almost in every river and pond. Many times it is very annoying as you can not control it's growth. But the purple flowers are so delicate and beautiful...

This post is connected with 'Today's Flower'. For more pics of beautiful flowers visit-(http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com/)


Friday, September 11, 2009

55 Fiction # 4 'Crime'

CRIME

Yesterday his company bagged a prestigious award. Today he got that anonymous Threatening mail...Was it real? Was there a virus in that mail?

In next room, his wife sat with laptop. "Just kidding! Congrats!" She was writing...

Police van came near the house.They were coming to arrest her for the cyber crime!

55 Fiction is a form of microfiction that refers to the works of fiction limited to a maximum of fifty-five words. For more information check(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/55_Fiction)

"A Flower Girl" Rambles.....

Oh my god! Am I really writing this? I am asking this question to myself over and over again!! But I have to write about this to get it out of my system.... I hope you really know what I mean!
It all started in my mind when my blogger friend Shruti (http://xperiences-in-life.blogspot.com/) gave me award and called me "a flower girl"! Thank you Shruti! The tag was kind of surprising! Actually it was shocking!! This very small thing started so many things.... Many memories came flooding back. My thought process wheels started rotating.
My first reaction was I started smiling....then laughing....and I couldn't stop myself!! My feelings were mixed. I was feeling happy, exhilarated, funny, disappointed?! I kind of felt shy as well. How can I face the blogger world with that name!? :-) Then I just remembered my other post where I have quoted that I do not mind anybody calling me anything!!{You can check it out here-What's in the calling....} (Actually there I meant about callings like 'aunt'. But I should be brave enough to accept that for any callings! Whatsoever!!)
I was always a " Tom boy" of my house. Always fighting to my elder sisters and nephews and nieces! Doing all the forbidden things in the house. I was famous as "Zasiki Rani" (the fighting and courageous princess) in school and college. I am not a "worried, too caring" mother as well. My daughter turns out to be 'Tom Boyish' as well. If she sits down quietly I get worried and provoke her! So you see I was surprised, no no, shocked by 'Flower' as well as the 'girl' word!
But I think that is my face in the blogger world! That is how people see me here. I have a Proof! I know always talking about giving proof is not a good thing. But it is not related to you all being not trusting it is about my mind thinking more factually than trusting! You can call me having more scientific mind! Ha...Ha...!
I came across this concept of 'personas' ( http://personas.media.mit.edu/personasWeb.html) in the blog of julochka -The moments of perfect clarity ( http://julochka.blogspot.com/ ). She had taken the Information from ravi warrier (http://musingsof.raviwarrier.com/2009/08/of-personas-project.html )These personas show you your colourful personality on Internet. I checked out my personality here and got this colourful chart -


With the remarks that all your photographs especially flower photographs are beautiful!
So I like my new Identity as a 'Flower Girl". Even if it is not the identity I have in mind. And as I have got it now I do not want to change it either! I am a bit lazy I guess! I have to thank "Today's Flower" (http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com/2009/08/todays-flowers-56.html )for this Identity as well! Thanks a lot to Shruti again!!
Check out your identity on net as well! Do you like it?

P.S.-Do not mind the Label for this post. I am trying to add new colour to the persona band.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Today's Flower (6-9-09)

This post is related with Today's Flower. Visit (http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com/) for more wonderful flower pictures.


I was not able to post pictures last two weeks as I was busy with Ganesh Utsav (festival) we celebrated at home. I felt so restless! I am Late this time as well but I do not want to miss it! So I am Posting two pictures of flowers here.



This picture is called Holy cross locally. Can you see the bee inside the flower?

This flower is called Dancing Doll! As you can visualise a dancing figure by looking at it so the name is Dancing Doll!

One of the Blogger fiend Arija (http://pilskalns.blogspot.com/ ) told me the names for these flowers. So I am adding them in Here. The first photo is of orchid and the other is a Fuchsia. Thanks Arija for the information!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Teacher - Aaj Kal =A blog-a-ton 2 post

This post has been published by me on the occasion of the Teachers' Day as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 2; the second edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

Hi friends, I am time...I flow continuously. I have witnessed so many things! But I am helpless. No one had been ever so helpless than me! I have to see everything... I can't change things, I can't stop things, I can't alter things. I just have to watch them as they happen! But now I feel I have to do something! So I am here today to discuss , share things with you .

Why today? Today you are celebrating a teacher's day. Teachers are supposed to shape minds of the new generation. So if I have some expectation of change what will be a more suitable day than this day? With great powers comes great responsibility. Teachers have great power over the minds of the children. They get the respect in the minds of students and their parents automatically. So with this power they have a responsibility to bring a change. A great expectation lay upon them!
I have seen changing this occupation continuously. A vast change has occurred from The Guru to a school teacher. This change has occurred in different stages. Sometimes gradually, sometimes abruptly and sometimes very gently. They changed, they evolved but they never became extinct. They were there, they are there and they will be there as long as I exist. I know that they will remain even if some of you believe that in future their place will be taken up by machines.
Even if I have mentioned Guru I am not going that much back today. I will restrict only to the teachers of today! This term 'Teacher' must have started around 1900 AD in India. After East India Company crushed the Freedom Fight of Kings in India in 1857 and established their sovereign empire in India; the concept of schools and schoolteacher caught roots in India. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_in_India

Prepare yourself for a long journey and come with me to that part of my period. Say you are going in past with the time machine or you are taking a plunge into my memory pensive.
All kinds of restrictions were there. India was reforming. Coming face to face with other cultures. Coming to know many inadequacies in their own culture. They were forced to change the pace, mode of their life very abruptly. They changed really very fast. Many started schools and became teachers with a motive. They wanted to create new generation to fight for their freedom. They wanted to create the new generation with great knowledge to bring about the change and move forward as flawless, strong culture. To achieve this they worked hard and with dedication. They moulded themselves to become ideal personalities in front of their students. They gave everything they possessed to each and every student. As a result, many great personalities with same dedication and idealism were created.
After a generation, India got Independence. Then this new breed of teachers wanted to create a generation who will bring progress and prosperity to the country. Idealism and dedication was there but the intensity was somewhat lost. The Self discipline was somewhat reduced. The demands to have a comfortable life increased. So they created the generation which craved for physical comforts and cushy lifestyle.
The teachers from this new crop were now teaching mostly to a generation born in free India. Many other friends of these teachers who were in other professions were leading a more comfortable life. Many of the teachers were not so by choice but by need. They did not have as much dedication as earlier teachers as they did not have any goal for new generation other than self comfort. They also had many restrictions as parents became more interfering. They had restrictions as there was a set curriculum to teach. They started their own private classes to earn extra money.
Now we have teachers of the generation who are very confused. They haven't seen any ideal personalities. They haven't seen any dedicated personalities. They have some vague ideas about individuality. So these teachers just go to school, teach the students what they have to and come back home. They even don't know the names of students they are teaching. If somebody suggests them even a trivial change, they feel offended. They are generally averse to adapting for the sake of their students. If they do any small thing out of ordinary they become a sensational news. They have to fight for their needs very hard.
Yes, teachers have changed. They are no more responsible for the development of the new generation. But as I see it they have changed as the other people around them have changed. This change was inevitable. This change was not intentional. Think if these generation of teachers started doing the same things as the teachers of the first generation, would that be appreciated? So now you have to change the norms to measure the teachers as well. As a society you have to start thinking of new aspirations and goals. Then only you will get the inspiring teachers to create a new generation.
There were bad people in the first generation of teachers as well. And there are really very good teachers in this generation also. I have seen making them big difference. I have seen them creating history. Now at this point also India is facing a big transformation. So now is the time to think and act. Bring the changes which will bring happiness and prosperity to all of you. I will be very happy to witness that day in my life...

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55 Fiction - IN VAIN!

55 Fiction is a form of microfiction that refers to the works of fiction limited to a maximum of fifty-five words. For more information check(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/55_Fiction)

This is my only third attempt at it!

IN VAIN!



It was too late. His letter returning Ria's love was in her hands. Her eyes filled with tears. If only the letter had arrived yesterday! Ria would have gone with him. But now she couldn't! That's fate!

After a long wait Ria had gone without him to be a successful woman!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Mother Nature

This post is related with

My small daughter is playing with a big Gorilla statue just like a Tarzan!
For more such images visit (http://www.themomjen.com/)
I love these pictures so much as it is a tour in the memory lane for me!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tag time again...Brand Tag!

I have been tagged by the tag queen Shilpa (http://shilpaagarg.blogspot.com/) I want to do this tag before others as I don't want to be a copy cat!

The tag is - take any day in your life and chart out the brands you have used.
(after some time....) I have been browsing Internet for downloading Logos and....

Oh my god! I didn't realise how many brands we use every day! There is no chance of repetition!

The brand of washing machine I use is The Microwave we have in our home is
The different household products we use are










The car we have is
The repeated brands are:-





There are so many more I can give here but I do not have that much time (I have been very modest here!) So I will just stop here.

I am inviting all those people who will like to do this tag!