Retrospection

I wish to remember the 21st of May,

I was lucky enough to meet you that day.

How I had wished to hold your hand and say,

“I’ll be yours till the time fades away.”

I wish we had floated to a fairy land,

Where melodies were echoed by the birds at hand.

With an effort I tried to look into the future,

Those misty days in their hazy vesture.

I wished time had stood as still as a pillar,

None could have moved it with any vigour.

My heart filled with fear for what was to come,

I sat retrospective amidst all the humdrum.

Today, as I sit alone with the wind on my face,

Today, as I look back at those joyful days.

Enriched by my experiences, my tears have now gone,

Life is about experiencing, learning and moving on.

Thank you πŸ™‚

#Time is the best healer…

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You don’t……

You smile at me,

You laugh with me,

But you don’t understand what I feel….

You are always ready to help me,

I know I can rely on you,

But you don’t realise the magic…

You talk to me,

You care for me,

But you don’t feel that spark…

You forget many a times, many a things,

We argue but you never lose your cool,

I chide you and you give me your usual expression….

But you don’t feel the sentiment..

You are always polite and friendly,

But you don’t have emotions…..

You take everything so lightly,

You don’t realise the speciality……

But if you want this friendship to blossom

Do change yourself, take a step….

Before it’s too late….!!!

3.2.1 Quote me ! Knowledge !

Hello everyone!! πŸ™‹

I have been nominated for the 3.2.1 Quote me. challenge by a wonderful blogger Bobby of the Bitter marshmallows. Thank you so much Bobby for the nomination. ☺☺

Check out his blog for some amazing stuff !!

Well here are the Rules :

  1. Thank the Selector.
  2. Post 2 quotes for the β€˜Topic of the Day’
  3. Select 3 bloggers to take part in β€˜3.2.1 Quote Me!’

So here are my quotes on the topic :

Knowledge is not how much you know but how well you can apply it when needed…!!

The dialogue from 3 Idiots:

Khud ko kamyab banane k liye mat bhaago, khud ko kaabil banane k liye bhaago!!
Translation: Don’t run after success, run after knowledge….success will automatically knock at your door!!!!

Thanks for reading!!

My nominees:

I leave this challenge open to anyone who wishes to participate.

Have a nice day!! πŸ™‚

Alone at Home…

Originally written by Barkaat Fatima.

It was just another night and I was trying really hard to focus on the biology book kept in front of me but my brain being a rebel wasn’t ready to do so. And ultimately, I succumbed to the biryani kept in the fridge. I was already drooling. I went to the kitchen and put the biryani in the oven. But God had some other plans for me that night…..

I stood there humming the tune of my favourite song when my eyes fell on a pair of popping eyes behind the window and I let out an inevitable scream!!!

It was a dead body…!!!

The biryani didn’t seem luscious anymore and I straight away ran to my room. The terrible part was that there was nobody home and my phone was as usually running out of balance. I was horrified. I decided to call it a nightmare and wait for the morning. But those big popping eyes kept on flashing in front of me making me wonder if it was the dead body or those eyes that were freaking me out……..!!!!

I was woken up by the doorbell. The most awaited morning of my life was finally there. I ran to the door and opened it. It was my maid. I immediately took her to the kitchen and asked her to dispose off the dead body.

Cause what could be more terrifying than living with a dead lizard in your kitchen!? But I warned her not to look into those beady eyes because eyes alone my friend, can give you memories for eternity…!!!!

Thanks for reading!!

Have a nice day!! πŸ™‚

Social virtualism!!!

She had 1968 followers on Twitter!!

She had 1076 friends on Facebook!!!

And…she had 879 WhatsApp contacts!!!

But only one waited outside the ICU that day……..

The one she had unfriended and blocked on social media……..!!!

P.S: I had read this on one of the blogs here and this really touched my heart…. The simple post conveys such a deep message!!!! I wanted to reblog this but I’m terribly sorry because even after going through many blogs here, I couldn’t find the author and didn’t come across this post again! I might have missed it but if anyone can direct me to the original post or the author’s blog, I would be very grateful!

Thanks for reading!! πŸ™‚

Do tell me your views in the comments section. πŸ™‚

Have a nice day!!

Lyrics Challenge – 3 days Quotes Challenge – Day 3

Big thanks to A.J. of Tokens of Expression for nominating me for this challenge. Thanks for the recognition I really enjoyed this challenge ❀ check out her blog here


Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post one quote (song lyric) each day for three days.
  3. Nominate three people.

When you ask me to post a song lyric, its obviously much more than just a quote and honestly, there are so many beautiful songs with such heart warming and meaningful lyrics that its almost next to impossible to choose just one….

But I am sharing with all of you here, one of my personal favourite song lyrics.

Give me some sunshine,

Give me some rain,

Give me another chance,

I wanna grow up once again………..

Bachpan to gaya,

Jawani bhi gayi,

Ek pal to ab hame,

Jeene do, jeene do…..

Saari umra hum,

Mar mar k jee liye,

Ek pal to ab hume,

Jeene do, jeene do….!!!!!


Translation of the second paragraph:

My childhood days are over,

My youth has gone away,

Let me have peace for a moment at least,

Let me LIVE my life now…

All my life, through all my ages,

I have Survived and not Lived,

Now give me a moment to rest and enjoy,

Let me really LIVE my life now…..!!!!


This song is from the Bollywood movie 3 Idiots.

Its a wonderful movie and conveys a deep message through it’s songs’ lyrics…. It beckons the students not to run after marks but to run after knowledge. Life is not about mugging up answers and securing high grades in exams, it’s not about materialistic success, its about your quest for knowledge, your understanding of practical things, your contribution towards society and most importantly, life is about LIVING it, about enjoying it to the fullest and about doing things which give you happiness and satisfaction!!!

In this song, it is said that all our life we are working tirelessly, running in a race to clear competitions. From our childhood we are taught to strive for good marks, then admission in a good university / college, then strive for a good job (with high salary) better future, status in society, name, fame, money and what not!!!!!!! The list goes on and we keep striving till our last breath….

But, the minute we die, nothing remains!! What is left is our memories, our good name, and the happiness and satisfaction we achieve while LIVING life…!!! πŸ™‚ Hence, we are asked to take out time for ourselves, to rest, to enjoy and to LIVE!!!! πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

My nominees:

  • Pia Majumdar of Finally Unchained
  • Abhi
  • Jhavinder of Fun And Factz 4 U
  • Pavan Athreyas

Have a nice day πŸ™‚

A Good News to Share!!

Hello everyone!! Hope you are doing well πŸ™‚

I have something to share with you all. I had mentioned this in one of my award posts and here I’ll elaborate on this..!!!

I had recently written the IOEL exam and I had mentioned that I had bagged the gold medal, but there’s another surprise….guess what?? My board results were out, and that very evening the press reporters and journalists visited my house……!!!!

And I featured in a T.V. interview!!! There was a bright smile on my parents’ face when they saw my picture (along with theirs) in the morning newspapers and my interview on the news channel (though State news and not the National news channel!!).

I am so, so happy!! I can’t express it. Not because of my results but because of the fact that I could match my parents’ expectations, I could fulfill their wish and could be the reason behind that BIG smile on their face!!

When our relatives, friends and my parents’ colleagues and acquaintances congratulated us, I could see tears in my father’s eyes (my mother was already in tears)…… Later my father advised me to take this as an inspiration for future challenges, forthcoming successes but to always remember my roots. He asked me to celebrate my success but not to ignore my duties, to fly high in the sky but to keep my feet firmly fixed on the ground like the roots of a tall tree that support its whole existence…

#LoveYouDad

BTW let us go into flashback!

The first time I had written the IOEL (International Olympiad of English Language) was in 2014. Here’s the result:

  • School rank : 1st
  • State rank : 1st
  • International rank : 154

Gosh!!! Even I couldn’t believe it when I saw the result. Thanks to my parents, and all my teachers for their support, encouragement and motivation. πŸ™‚

And yes, thanks to WordPress for improving my vocabulary, my writing skills and my knowledge about this language πŸ™‚

Thanks to all my readers and fellow bloggers for your valuable comments and feedback πŸ™‚

Have a nice day πŸ™‚

Lyrics Challenge – 3 Days Quotes Challenge Day 2

Big thanks to A.J. of Tokens of Expression for nominating me for this challenge. Thanks for the recognition I really enjoyed this challenge ❀ check out her blog here


Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post one quote (song lyric) each day for three days.
  3. Nominate three people.

When you ask me to post a song lyric, its obviously much more than just a quote and honestly, there are so many beautiful songs with such heart warming and meaningful lyrics that its almost next to impossible to choose just one….

But I am sharing with all of you here, one of my personal favourite song lyrics.

Kehte h khuda ne iss jahan me sabhi k liye,

Kisi na kisi ko h banaya har kisi k liye…

Tera milna h uss rab ka ishara mano

Mujhko banaya tere jaise hi kisi k liye…..

Tujhko h mujhse raabta,

Tujhko h mujhse kya bata,

Tu hamsafar h,

Phir kya fikar h,

Jeene ki wajah yahi h,

Marna issi k liye…..


These lyrics are just so relatable. It asks us not to lose faith in love because the Lord has made someone special for everyone in this world, we have to wait for the right time to meet that someone who is just made for us, who is ready to live for us and even to die for us..

So keep loving, keep living πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

My nominees:

  • Ajay Vyas
  • Adithya of Thought for Change
  • Feel Purple

Have a nice day πŸ™‚

Lyrics Style- Three Days Quote Challenge- Day 1

Big thanks to A.J. of Tokens of Expression for nominating me for this challenge. Thanks for the recognition I really enjoyed this challenge ❀ check out her blog here

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post one quote (song lyric) each day for three days.
  3. Nominate three people.

When you ask me to post a song lyric, its obviously much more than just a quote and honestly, there are so many beautiful songs with such heart warming and meaningful lyrics that its almost next to impossible to choose just one….

But I am sharing with all of you here, one of my personal favourite song lyrics.

Its kind of a prayer song from the Bollywood movie Dhoom 3. Its about faith in the Almighty, hope and confidence.

There’s another memory attached to this song which makes the lyrics special.

I had participated in a group singing competition along with my friends in school (in 2015, I guess) We had practised a song but a day before the competition, unfortunately, our lead singer caught a severe cold and couldn’t sing…!!!! We’re tensed and didn’t know what to do!!! My friends suggested that I should take the lead but I wasn’t prepared. We had lost all hope when suddenly, I heard this song on the television on a music channel.

It gave us hope and finally, we changed the plan and chose this song, practised all night and presented it the next day. Here’s the audio recording of our performance, do listen to it!!

And yes, here’s the lyrics which gave us hope:

Bande hai hum uske,

Hum pe kiska jor,

Umeedo k suraj,

Nikale Charo aur,

Iraade hai fauladi,

Himmati har kadam,

Apne hathon kismat likhne,

Aaj chale hai hum….

Its said that reading a poem in translation is like kissing a girl through the veil. But still here’s the English translation of the lyrics for those who don’t understand Hindi:

We are the creations of the Almighty,

No one can hurt us (because he is watching us from above)

There is the sunshine of hope,

Spread in every direction,

We are determined and our intentions are strong,

Our steps are courageous,

We are ready today and we are heading towards,

Writing our destiny with our own hands…

We secured the Runners Up prize but for us, it was no less than the winner’s trophy because it was not just one night’s practice but it was the enthusiasm and hope in all our hearts which gave fire to our performance! πŸ™‚

At last I would conclude saying that “Never lose hope”. πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading!!

My nominees:

  1. A Man Deep
  2. Vishal Dutia
  3. Niraj of The Lost Heart!

Have a nice day. πŸ™‚

World Peace And Harmony

This poem has a universal approach, though it’s based on the Indian atmosphere. The message is for every human being who is indeed being human!!! The only need of the hour to save the world, is peace, love, unity, sympathy and charity….

I would also like to thank Patrick for coming up with the peace love award, which is a great initiative in this direction. I had been trying since many days to post something regarding this and today finally, I got those words for writing this poem! I hope it proves efficient enough to convey the message and powerful enough to stir your mind…..

Peace is glory, peace is dignity,

Peace is love and peace is amity.

Birds fly free and high,

Soaring up in the blue sky,

Flowers bloom when spring arrives,

Sun-God’s chariot bright beauty drives,

Dew drops snuggle and nestle on leaves,

As bees buzz excitedly around, with ease.

Why aren’t we as happy as them?

So free, so elated, with no burden….

Take the morning newspaper in your hand…

What do you find?

Destruction is rife all over land,

As if peace and harmony are banned….!!

Incessant flashes of terror and violence,

Brutally murder solitude and silence….

In the land that belongs to Buddha and Mahavira,

The land of Lord Ram and, Rahim Fakira,

The land of Nanak, of Kabeer and of Gandhi,

Who was known for his nonviolent struggle in Dandi

This very land rings out with a heart wrenching wail,

Of wives, mothers, daughters helpless,

At the hands of fate wielding the flail…..

My eyes look out for those beasts,

Who explode bombs in trains, buses and streets,

Who fire bullets at hospitals and schools, at commoners so simple,

Who don’t even spare the churches, mosques and temples!!

My red blood boils on seeing my cities red,

Red with the blood of my own people…

In every corner of the world, in every language known,

Lets speak the word of peace in each and every zone.

Raise your voices until we drown,

The noise of ugly hatred and war.

Raise your voices until the sound of peace,

To a loud and thunderous roar does increase.

When I woke up in the morning,

To a bright yet gentle breeze,

I saw the trees and flowers swaying with ease.

I was sure that PEACE the world would grace,

And as the wind brushed gently over my face.

I could see a new ray of hope in the following days….

There is still time to remove the blindfolds,

There is still time to understand, that hope still holds,

There is still time to wash away hatred’s stains,

There is still time: Change the climate and reap the gains!!!

We have to spread the word of peace in order to ascertain a bright future, where there is no blood shed, no wars, no hatred, no cries, no suffering…..only love, peace and harmony.

Thanks πŸ™‚

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