Monday, February 29, 2016

Six Words Weaved!




                              Invested energy, languishes respectable payback!



                                                   Door knocked, long pause ceases today!



© Ila Varma 29-02-2016.


Six Word Story Challenge

Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday!

 

Yay, Today is Friday,

Office goers wait for this day

Restaurants have special schemes for #TGIF

Here is my take on caption #Pleasure
Champagne overflows,

Friends tucks,

Weekend attacks.

© Ila Varma Feb.2016

 

 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Ties Severed - An Anguish of A Mother!

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Turning the leaf of the album
Fingers trembled
Stopped at one figure
Age took toll on me
Image was not clear.

Wearing glasses
I strained my eyes
My princess
Was ogling at me
A brilliant smile
A radiant face
With large
Twinkling eyes
Was my dear.

Tears welled
Rolled down my face
And
The memories dawned near.

God was unkind
Snatched my precious princess
In one go
Without brooding
What her Mom will go.

My cute sweetie pie
Whose ringing laughter
Tickled my life
My dreams revolved
Around her.

She grew pale
Weakness enamelled her
She writhed with
Excruciating pain.

Diagnosis declared leukemia
We tried our best
To retain her life
With the best medications & doctors.

Our wishes
Our prayers
Our efforts
Our love
Failed
The Almighty took charge
Of her
And
She sailed to another world
To rest in peace
Free from the pain
Free from the bindings.

My heart bled
Seeing her lying
On the flower bed.

I cried
I howled
But
My yearnings were
Of no avail.

I saw her face
She was at peace
The same radiance
Sailing on her face.

Watching her
In tranquility
With serene looks
I was eased.

A full quarter
She had suffered
In pain
Losing zeal & zest to live ahead.

My precious gem
Was lost in crowd
And
Will never be back.

I calmed myself
Prayed
For my princess
To be blessed
With good health
In another life.


We switch roles
Reborn as my Mom
And
I her princess
Once again
I savor
Treat of her company
In pink and robust health.

My ears
Long to hear
Her ringing laughter
Which was music to my ears!

© Ila Varma 25-02-2016

(Feelings of a Mother who loses her princess, she sees death closely but she is helpless.)


Triumph - Wordwrap

Triumph
Sunshine is back, Dark clouds disappears.

© Ila Varma 25-02-2016

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Affair with Six-Words - Supernatural.

 

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Supernatural
 Luminance Dangling, Established Existence of Life!!!

 

 

© Ila Varma 2016

 

Six Word Challenge Series 22

Story Wrapped in Six Words - Supernatural.


Three stories in Six words



                                                               Supernatural




  • Soothing Aroma Unfolds, Angelic Spirit Descending!



  • Cries, Darkness, Shadow Stalking, Petrifies Her!



  • Fierce Trembles, Drinks Life, Nature’s Wrath!




All are copyright works of Ila Varma Feb.2016.

I have tried my best to wrap , let's see how it works.
Six-Words Challenge 22 


Sunday, February 21, 2016

English Hinglish- Text Speak

With the entry of mobile in our life, the English language met with an accident and the slang English came into vogue and further, English died a natural death with the usage of abbreviated letters for words.

In the beginning, when I wasn’t addicted to mobile rather I deliberately did not show any interest in it, I used to scorn at people who forwarded Sms.I habituated in poking my nose in everything and giving free advices at the juncture where I am not asked to deliver, but I do my job earnestly out of habit. It’s hard to get out of it though I am trying my best  to leave before my daughter-in-law arrives in…I believe you can understand my point as poking MIL is not accepted. Things are different now, in our times peppy DIL was accepted, now it is the vice-versa…it was said in lighter vein…make it a note but don’t take too seriously that it has an adverse impact on your health especially new MIL’s & DIL’s...take it easy.

See, I have done my part in murdering the language and using MIL & DIL…wink, wink... ;)

When I received first Sms from my nephew, just see what blunder I did, portraying my usual self. I called him and scolded him for not using the language properly and too many spelling mistakes in one Sms… “This is what you have studied in your school…you forgot your lessons so early…blah blah.” I am sure at first he must have gone blank with my reprimands or would have repented for sending Sms to me.

I am very much conscious of spellings since early days of my school life and I have command over spellings of both the languages, English & Hindi. If ever someone missed any, I was ready to hold classes for them…over conscious and one good and remarkable thing about my spellings, I never mugged up rather I arrived at getting my spellings correct on the basis of pronunciation...its god gifted.

Within six months of mobile usage, I learnt that in text messages, people don’t pay attention on the spellings, matter is navigated in the easiest possible short text…but I adhered to my ‘ishtyle’ but could not stay out longer…now I have joined the gang and use wrong English to convey text messages on mobile & Twitter…twitter don’t allow more than 140 words, too strict.

I adopted and joined the race…no choice left with me and I coolly used the new version of colloquial English.

People were not contented with the murder of English language on text messages, they navigated further and started using the most abbreviated words on social networking sites and even shortened the greetings while meeting people.

Just see the example for yourself.

Rohit: Good morning Maam.

Me: Very Good morning Rohit.

        After one year

Rohit: Morning Maam.

Me: Good morning Rohit.

I couldn’t stop myself from asking Rohit why he greeted me morning only, “where was Good, was it on tour”…I asked Rohit sarcastically because I did not like his way of greeting. Rohit showed his ignorance, he said he did it casually, no motive behind. The class teacher in me opened eyes and I made him understand that morning is for everyone, Good is used because you wish it to be good for all you meet. My class was over, he stood with head hung low.

 Rohit was my co-worker in my office and we were working since long so I took his class but cannot take class of everyone every time.

The pure English language has moved backstage, it has been murdered brutally and the expressions to convey our feelings are been used in the most abbreviated forms.

 RIP…for conveying condolence to the departed soul and expressing concern for their family. I personally feel that when a person don’t have time to write in full form, then with this word, feeling is absent. I really feel bad and I abhor this word usage and till date haven’t used…It does not exist in my diary. You can find lot on the timeline wall.

 HBY…you are greeting someone on his special day and you can’t type it properly, this shows that you don’t have any concern for the person. Its better that you don’t wish, it will be more appropriate.

 There are a lot in usages and people do understand the meaning but the essence of warmth in a relationship has disappeared with these slang words and the coming generation don’t know proper spellings of many words.

The irony of using slangs, sometime, I get confused and my confidence shakes in regard to correct spellings and I have to peep in the dictionary to confirm.

Whatever life was left in the language, the Android took over the charge of pulling it out, if one is not alert while typing, it can send messages in its own way changing the entire context…gadgets have improved our life but have manipulated the language in its own way.

 I am hurt that the beautiful language has died a natural death in the era of gadgets which have indeed made our life easier and comfortable but what we have done in return.

We are the convicts and the language English is the victim and is requesting for rebirth.

Usage of proper words in proper forms do generate positive energy and the reciprocation of the same in positivity returns the energy with great impact on ourselves.

 Do share in your comments and let me know about my take.

By Ila Varma.

Approved Post.

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Impact of Games in Life


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In our childhood days, there were numerous indoor and outdoor games that we used to play...and in those games, we only needed bunch of kids, that’s all. The games were priceless and precious and it used to be a total physical and mental workout. The best stress booster for our mind and body, and the kids had a good sleep at nights. In our times, we never chased our mothers till late night as the kids of today do.

Shsssshhh…One more secret, I would like to share. In our time, we slept with our parents, still parents had a peaceful time for themselves…unlike today’s parents who has to coax their kids to sleep to have their “Me” time, I hope you all must have read between the lines. I am getting naughty. Ohh…bad habit…hahahaha.

The games notable of our times are almost extinct now. The people of 80’s, be ready to dwell into the past and refresh old memories and I am sure, you will love to unravel the thoughts of the games played in our golden days.

The peppy games of our times, 80’s and 90’s were         

  • Hide & Seek, which we played in our orchards or fields and bungalows, there used to be ample spaces for hideouts and it was great fun to play and even elders of the family got involved in playing. 
  • Ringa Ringa Roses too was a famous game among small children, a team game played while singing the Ringa Ringa song, generally girls played. 
  • Blind Man's Bluff: We used to play this game and it used to be a great fun teasing the blindfolded and it was apt for playing in spacious spaces. 
  • Musical Chair Game.



The common indoor games that we indulged in hot afternoon’s of summers. It used to be a great fun and we played with our siblings, cousins and the elder members of the family too played with us. I hope still people of 80’s remember them though in fast paced world, no more it is been played rather few games are now played in virtual game rooms.

·         Ludo; Chinese Checker; Raja, Chor and Sipahi; Criss-cross; Clapping Games; Scrabble.


Times changed, family disintegrated and these and many more games too underwent changes or more of them is extinct now. In our times, the games that we played required number of heads to play and a big space to sprawl. The number in families shrank to four and more walls were built in open spaces, so the games Hide & Seek, Blind Man Bluff etc. gradually was outdated and new games stepped in the world of technology, like Video games, computer games and games played in virtual rooms and there was no need of a friends group, people started playing all alone in leisure times and got addicted to it.

The impact that set in was interaction among family members and friends went to minimal and people started avoiding and interacting with people. The kids too became introvert and irritant. The major drawback I find in kids of today are they have become more self-centered and the fear of losing makes them uncomfortable and impatient.

The children of today are more intelligent, I must say but they have lost precious little things. They can’t accept failures or resentment, they don’t wish to share things and they get upset easily. They don’t exchange their feelings, it gets bottled up within.
Many will ask, how I am saying this...friends, this is my judgment that I have concluded comparing the kids of our time and the kids of today.

In our days, we lived in joint family and there used to be guardianship at all levels, rigidity differed from person to person but we stayed in close vigil. Other than parents, other elders of the family had right to scold us, spank us or stop us from doing wrong. Nowadays, parents are the only guardian of a child and they are so busy that they cannot monitor the kids at all time, further the rules of spanking changed to scolding that too a mild one. Punishment disappeared from scene and the kids are free to exert their power in indulging in wrongs…or I feel they are too young to judge right and wrong and there is no one to tell them to differentiate between right and wrong.

The games that we played in groups too had some positive impact on our behaviour, through games, we tasted the fruits of winning and failure and it gave us an impetus to yearn for success. We too felt bad on our failures but we never carried a fear to lose rather we enjoyed and celebrated our failures. Nowadays, interaction on the playground is negligible and the kids of today can’t accept failures easily and that is also one of the reason of rising suicide cases and depression because they don’t know to accept failures and one jolt in life leaves them devastated and they lose hope.

In our times, playground was also a place to express our feelings and we shared the good and the bad things in groups and laughed out loud so there was no bottling up of feelings and no ill feelings stayed inside. It boosted our energy and intensified our spirits and made us peppy in approach. We knew the fervor to celebrate.

I feel people should encourage their children to mingle with their friends and use their peppy energy in a positive way to keep them happy and healthy. Instead of running to gym, if we run towards play field, the cases of depression, suicide will go low and people will feel more happy and energetic and light at heart.



I feel my readers will agree with my view.



Friday, February 19, 2016

#Book Review -The Ribbon Trap

 

Title: The Ribbon Trap

Author: Shine Syamaladevi

Genre: Romance Fiction

Publisher: LiFi Publications Pvt. Ltd. (2016)

ISBN-10: 9382536906

ISBN-13: 978-9382536901

Format: Paperback

Pages: 271

Source: Author Copy

Cover Design: 4/5

My Ratings: 4/5

Synopsis: Smita asks the question a thousand times, when an unexpected incident devastates her life. Then, she was not 'any other' girl. Smita soars from the ashes of her past, to reclaim her life. The more she went ahead, darker the world become. And there was no light at the end of the tunnel. Smita had to fight the battle, alone... Alone. For her. For her love. For her life.

 

Review: The Ribbon Trap by debutant author Shine Syamaladevi is an interesting work of an author and kudos to the author who started with this type of work, a different type of genre wherein, in the first part, you will find romance but as the story progresses, thriller, crime and mystery sets in giving a story an unexpected twists and turn. The idea of storytelling of the author is astounding as he has managed to advance the story with the flashback of gruesome incidents that the protagonist Smita had to suffer amidst administrative and political powers. The two protagonists of this plot is Krishnaprem & Smita are in love with each other since childhood and their love reigns supreme though they ride on roller-coaster, but their relationship matures with age. Krishnaprem follows Smita like a shadow and is along with her through the upheavals of life that Smita faces at her workplace and the trauma of gory incidences that follows leads her to depression. Smita’s journey at work front is very traumatic.

The author Shine Syamaladevi has portrayed the character of Smita of a bold and a strong-willed woman, who is a fighter and triumphs fighting the odds of life. In the beginning, the story moves slowly but later on, it catches fire and keeps you on toes, surprising you with each turn of pages and keeps you glued igniting a lurk within what holds next. The character of Smita is very promising. To know more how she fares against all odds of life and manages to overcome with a conviction and how she rebels, do grab a copy of yours and read it for yourself. The character of Smita is very inspiring. The language is simple English easy for the masses to understand.

My Take: I enjoyed reading The Ribbon Trap of the debutant author Shine Syamaladevi and it kept me hooked till the end. The author knows to stir the emotions of the reader and his story has done its work. The turbulence that the protagonists suffer in the hands of the Police is quite realistic and I felt as if I am watching a movie, so well-illustrated. The cover page is quite impressive.

A debutant author generally picks up a romantic number to start with but, Shine Syamaladevi took a new route of thriller, crime, romance and mystery and has justified his work. I appreciate his work and wish him good luck for his future endeavours.

You can Buy Book, "The Ribbon Trap" on Amazon Flipkart Goodreads.

Ribbon

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Reviewer: Ila Varma.

This is my 8th book that I have read in 2016.

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Ribbon Trap - Impact of Powers #Book Review



Title: The Ribbon Trap

Author: Shine Syamaladevi

Genre: Romance Fiction

Publisher: LiFi Publications Pvt. Ltd. (2016)

ISBN-10: 9382536906

ISBN-13: 978-9382536901

Format: Paperback

Pages: 271

Source: Author Copy

Cover Design: 4/5

My Ratings: 4/5.

Synopsis: Smita asks the question a thousand times, when an unexpected incident devastates her life. Then, she was not 'any other' girl. Smita soars from the ashes of her past, to reclaim her life. The more she went ahead, darker the world become. And there was no light at the end of the tunnel. Smita had to fight the battle, alone... Alone. For her. For her love. For her life.

Review: The Ribbon Trap by debutant author Shine Syamaladevi is an interesting work of an author and kudos to the author who started with this type of work, a different type of genre wherein, in the first part, you will find romance but as the story progresses, thriller, crime and mystery sets in giving a story an unexpected twists and turn. The idea of storytelling of the author is fantastico and he has managed to advance the story with the flashback of gruesome incidents that the protagonist Smita had to navigate amidst administrative and political powers.

The two peppy protagonists of this plot is Krishnaprem & Smita, in love with each other since childhood and their love reigns supreme riding on roller-coaster and their relationship matures with age. Krishnaprem follows peppy Smita like a shadow and is along with her through the upheavals of life that Smita faces at her workplace, the impact of hurdles on her mental health and the trauma of gory incidences that follows leads her to depression. Smita’s journey at work front is very traumatic and she is caught between socio-political battle of society.

The author Shine Syamaladevi has portrayed the character of Smita of a bold and a strong-willed woman, who is a fighter and triumphs braving the odds of life. In the beginning, the story navigates slowly but later on, it catches fire and keeps you on toes, surprising you with each turn of pages and keeps you glued, igniting a lurk within what holds next. The character of Smita is very promising. To know more how she navigates against all odds of life and manages to overcome with a conviction and how she rebels, do grab a copy of yours and read it for yourself. The character of Smita is very inspiring. The language is simple English easy for the masses to understand.

My Take: I enjoyed reading The Ribbon Trap of the debutant author Shine Syamaladevi and it kept me hooked till the end. The author knows to stir the emotions of the reader and his story has done its work. The turbulence that the protagonists suffer in the hands of the Police is quite realistic and I felt as if I am watching a movie, so well-illustrated. The cover page is quite impressive.

A debutant author generally picks up a romantic number to start with but Shine Syamaladevi took a new route of thriller, crime, romance and mystery and has justified his work in his writings. I appreciate his work and wish him good luck for his future endeavours.


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Reviewer: Ila Varma.
This is my 8th book that I have read in 2016.




Impact of Online Shopping


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There was a time when people panicked to go for online shopping, fearing they might be misled about the product or they would be cheated and the article purchased won’t be delivered. One word was more apt for online shopping, “fraud” and none agreed to navigate the sites.

Online transactions were regarded to be a fraud, even till today, the people of 50’s & 60’s don’t have faith in online shopping or transactions. They believe that they will be duped and will face the music of losing their hard earned money.

Off and on, news of embezzlement of funds and cheating enkindles their notion of online shopping and transactions. Security concern is the main issue with online shopping and people are still vulnerable about it.

In the beginning, even I had a fear regarding product quality, quantity and banking transactions. When I was hooked on the net for long, many peppy and lucrative products popped up, off and on the screen and caught my attention and the long list of Sms followed on the mobile. I started navigating the sites to discover more of it and the craze to shop online fascinated me but it wasn't easy to come out of an unknown fear.
The peppy schemes and fantastico  products could not keep me off for long and finally, I gave up my resolution of not navigating in online shopping and I tried my luck by placing my first order on Flipkart to buy books. I am a book lover and very possessive about my books. I believe in buying books and neither do I borrow books to read nor do I lend books…only special ones are lucky to get my books…don’t ask me to share the names, I won’t be able to, it’s a top secret.

I mustered courage to place the order and I did with great caution putting in minimum details of mine and went for COD transactions, till then I wasn’t sure whether I will receive the books in my hand or not. I thought COD was the best, you pay when you receive and your money is safe. It was my first online order and I had not shared my experience of online shopping with others, be at home or at office…doubting that people might laugh at my foolishness. 

I waited eagerly for the parcel and finally it arrived in my office…all eyes were on parcel and a big question mark on their face. The delivery boy asked for the money…a fear was stopping me to pay him before checking the parcel. The delivery boy was adamant that he will let us open the parcel only after receiving the money and handing over of the parcel. My doubt was gaining ground, now I was sure that there is something fishy about the parcel…it was the fear of online order. After tussle with the boy, I gave up thinking that how much I will lose, Two hundred…only Rs.200. I was happy to receive the book in good shape and the bar of confidence was raised for online shopping and I found easy for buying books of my choice. The impact of online shopping was positive.

I have a habit of buying books for a minimum of five hundred rupees in a month and it saved my energy and time to roam hither-thither for getting the books of my choice. In the comforts of my office and home, I indulged in shopping and was updated about the new releases and lucrative schemes going in the market. My shopping was confined to books because there was not a quality issue with the book and the COD facility saved my banking details to be encrypted in the system. Initially, I did not had internet connectivity at home and I was dependent on the connectivity of the office, so to be safe from hacks and other nuisances as aired on news, I went for COD.

The online shopping craze made me more courageous to venture out for other products and soon, I started buying many things of my choice from Amazon, Myntra, Jabong, Peppefry…the names on the list grew. I started buying clothes, furnishings, cosmetics, lingerie’s of my choice, mobile recharge, gifts and cakes on special occasions, online fund transfer and ended buying furniture’s online.

I find buying peppy lingerie online more comfortable, at shops, many roving eyes pry on you while you indulge in buying and it makes you conscious and has to close the transaction in hurry. Online buying was easy as you can compare the different types and colours and you don’t have to hurry. You have ample time to navigate and discover. If there is a misfit, you have an option to return the product and get another one.

I follow two three tricks to be safe in online shopping spree:

  •       First transaction is always a COD on a new online shopping site.
  •      I never store any bank data on sites.
  •      I erase history from the system, especially if I am using system in office.
  •      Change my password often and make sure that I receive sms of each and every transactions.


In my circle of family and friends, I am called guru of online shopping and I try to avail maximum discounts offered online. Maximum transactions have been up to mark except for one or two. The product has been returned or exchanged on priority, if it was a breakage issue or an issue of misfit.

I am quite comfortable with online shopping and I don’t have to venture out in adverse weather for shopping. Mobile is recharged on time, bills are timely paid, fund is transferred on time, gifts and cakes are delivered on special occasions surprising my near and dear ones.

I am out of fear of the repercussions of online shopping, rather it is a boon to me. In the comforts of my space, I navigate the sites in solitude enjoying the lucrative offers and schemes and latest additions of products in the market. I don’t have to buy always to see rather I spend lot of time to view the products and no salesperson is hovering to close the transactions. I am free to navigate on the links.

Online shopping keeps me off from boredom and I don’t have to depend on my support staff to venture out for shopping stuff. I love to dwell and navigate the online shopping sites and it is a good stress booster at times when I feel low. You don’t have to bother for sun tan or rashes stepping out on roads for shopping.


Think of Pizza and hot Pizza is at your doorstep…enjoy the peppy taste of Pizza in air-conditioned space of only yours and you can share with the person you love to be with…Isn't it cool.

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Fact of Life

Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave. - Joseph Hall


 

Death is the bare truth of life. Each and every life has to go through the process of it. None can evade it, Death is inevitable. Nobody admires it, rather there is a fear inside of losing oneself, and this is the basic truth of life, still none wish to go near. One chooses to bear the brunt of life but not ready to embrace death. The mere thought of death shakes man.

All life on the earth goes through this process, be it plants, animals or human…any life that breathes, the day breathing breaches…the soul leaves the body and the body is disposed. The body that is so maintained and we care is of no use once the soul moves out of the body…I have slipped in philosophy of life, a vast subject difficult for me to get through.

When I navigate down the memory lane, I find that numerous ties have been snapped with time and the precious people are no more with us. When I lost my precious ones, I was moved to the core. Time is the best healer and the pain cured with time, but the fragrance of the bindings remains with me.

I know all the basics of life, handle the things in a bold & strong way, but the day somebody close to me departs for heavenly abode snapping all the beautiful bonds I share, it quivers me deep inside and varied emotions emerges out and at times, I get philosophical and life appears to be meaningless. For few days, I feel that the strains that we are taking to keep the life going is useless and meaningless but gradually, I come out of it and life limps back to normal.

The writer in me awakens and the emerged emotions are woven into words, giving shape to prose and poems. The strong emotions are strewn with the hues of passion, loss and truth of life.

The impact of my emotions on the loss of close and dear ones and I penned down giving it a shape of poetry. It is my way to vent out my pent up emotions. I wish to share with you all.

Poem I

Who Leave Never Come Back?

My Heart Searches

For the Soul

Who left in Silence?

Creating a Void.

A New Life Ushered

Filling the Gap.

Change is the Law of Nature.

Who leave never come back?

Degenerating Old

Generating New.

Relationship Regenerated.

Still,

The Presence of Good Souls

Persists Around

Reaffirming

It’s Existence in Our Life.

Amen!

© Ila Varma

 

 Poem II

Absolute Truth of Life!

 Often I Wonder

Sometimes I Ponder                                              

Why We Chase Life

Which is Evanescent?

 We Never Know

Today or Tomorrow

Will be mine.

Still

We Woo

Time, Money, People

Overlooking,

What we call Mine

Is Truly Not Ours.

 Descended from Mother’s Womb

Empty handed

Destined to Depart Empty.

Struggling to be the Owners

Forgetting

We are the Tenants for A Time.

 An Unknown Call Will Dawn on Us

On A Date Unknown

The Body Will Stop Breathing

And,

Our Souls Will Fly.

 None Will Own This Body

Once The Soul Elopes.

Pulling Your Body

Down The Earth

Or

Reduce To Ashes...

 

Why  Don’t We Enrich Our Souls

Which will be there with Us Till Eternity

Instead of

Enriching our Skins,

With Artificial Enamours, Grinding & Polishing.    

© Ila Varma

Once I express my feelings in words, I am relaxed and the queries that evokes my inner conscience is appeased and I feel light and bit free from the clutches of varied emotions, How & Why?

I believe many people go through the same emotions, the ways of letting out varies from person to person.

"Death is a peaceful journey to give the soul an eternal rest before starting for a new expedition." 

"Life hurts  a lot more than Death." 

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 This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Innocence & Fantasy in Bulk!




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Childhood is the best part of our life. The child is away from worries and lives in a world of dreams. In small gestures of life, a child finds happiness & joy. A story told by grandmother gives wings to his dream and a sweet lullaby is enough to put him to sleep. The priceless things are the precious moments of one’s life.


Our childhood days were more precious. We were born in the era where world of television and internet was not even heard of. We grew in the lap of nature relishing the delicacies of nature in abundance.


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I was proactive and enjoyed racing in open fields under the sun without fear of getting tanned, flying colourful kites in the open sky and a dream raced my heart to touch the sun or the evening bright star, making paper boats out of newspapers and watching them float in the rain waters. Making paper planes and flying high in the sky and nurtured a wish that my father would fly back from his tour on my paper plane…just can’t believe that so innocent I was, which will be coined as “Buddhu” in today’s smart world…Aww.

In these small gestures, huge dreams were hidden underneath. In those days, a kid was truly a kid, full of innocence and their minds navigated in the world of fantasy.


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While flying a kite in open bright sky of winters, a secret wish lurked deep inside to touch the sky and I used put in my best to reach near my dreams. Nowadays kids do indulge in flying kites but the innocent dream of touching the sky is missing from their minds, the reason they are very smart and they are well aware of the fact. But in our days, we were ignorant and innocent and our early days of peppy childhood navigated in the world of dreams.

But I think our childhood days were the best, the ignorance soared our imaginations high to great heights and our mind sought to achieve and the tiny flakes of achievement generated loads of happiness which is missing from today’s kid’s mind.

They know that their kites cannot touch the sky, but I, as a child banked on the belief that someday my kite would reach the sky and as colourful kites soared high in the sky, dreams multiplied and I jumped in joy and the joy derived knew no bounds.

Our mind was a blank canvas and the small joys of life painted its colours on it and the life was joyous.
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We believed in the characters of grandmother’s stories of fairies and angels, dragons & devils, owls and bats and eagerly waited for the arrival of fairies & angels to fulfil our dreams and were afraid of dragons & devils and we tried to evade from indulging in something wrong for the fear of their arrival. The impact of story characters were great on our minds.

Children of today cannot be pushed into the realms of fantasy, they are aware of the facts, the impact of tech world.

If today, these peppy things are mentioned to kids of today, they would laugh out loud making fun of us because they are living in the world of facts and we lived in a world of fantasy.

We had games amidst nature for every season and we relished the flavour of all. The games that we indulged in too did not cost a penny, except for few pence sometime for buying kites or rubber balls to play.

Paper, dough or mud to make figures, stones to play, sand to make houses were in abundance and we enjoyed playing with nature.

Indeed, life as a child was very peppy and joyful and the precious moments are still with me and when I navigate down the memory lanes, a beautiful smile purses on my lips and I feel, I am going crazy of now.

Can I be blessed with the same ignorance and innocence now?  


People born before ’80 can feel the feeling that I portrayed above and experience the bliss of innocence and fantasy that were in bulk in our childhood days.


Do share in your comments if you agree.


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Use of Polythene & It's Impact



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Polythene or use of plastic is adding pollution to the environment. Once, it was used rarely but since two decades, the use of plastics shot high and aggravated the pollution menace. It has navigated in each and every house rather you can say it has manifested in all spaces and who are responsible for it. We are responsible for this menace.

Once paper was extensively used and glassware were widely used. It made its entry by replacing glass cups with unbreakable cups, glass bottles in fridge got replaced by Pearl pet bottle varieties, the glass saline bottle at hospitals got replaced by PVC bottle and there are innumerable replacements of glass, paper and metal and the whole affair started getting handled by different varieties of PVC.
In the beginning, people welcomed because the chances of breakage was minimal, so people got careless in handling things and now they have got used to it.

Let’s take a small example, glass water bottles of fridge got replaced by plastic bottles and now you will find plastic bottles littered here and there in home space as well as at work place. There is no any risk of breakage, so people place them anywhere, in many spaces, you will find bottles on bed too. Height of Carelessness.

It has entered in our life as devil and even after getting aware of the repercussions of plastic uses and imposition of ban in many states, it is still been used widely.

I hate plastics and I use sparsely. I use steel more in my household items, even I have Steel bottles in fridge but I do use plastics to dispose waste materials. I am well aware of the health hazards that the use of polythene poses and I intend to use it at the minimal. Still I have to use sometimes because there are no alternatives to it.

My take on the usage of Polythene.

Govt. comes forward to ban the use but don’t ban the production of the same. Double standards of government, if really we feel the need to ban then the ban should be on manufacturing of the plastic bags, then only people can be dissuaded to its use. Further, another option of polythene should be introduced in the system and its manufacturing units be installed in all parts of country and polythene bags should be replaced with cloth bags, which is biodegradable.

People need an alternative and the government needs to provide the same to public. The government does half work, bans the product but manufacturing is in full swing. If it is manufactured then it is obvious that it will circulate in the market.

I am not of the view to close the manufacturing units instead transform them into utilization for the manufacture of new product. This way, there won’t be any impact on the employers or employees and it will solve the issue of the Nation.

Use of polythene is polluting the environment on the whole and its effect is on the ecology of the environment.

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Impact of Looks


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Whenever I saw a heroine dancing to the peppy tunes of music and the way she carried herself in dancing, I was thrilled by their movements and body contours. This I am talking about when I was a small kid and the world of television had not navigated in our lives. Rarely did we watch movies that too under the strict guidance of close family members. One or two movie in a year was more than sufficient for the children. I was fascinated by the swaying body movements of the dancing actresses and been an ardent music lover secretly aspired to learn dance in future.

When I was in late teens, I discovered that there were choreographers who taught dancing to the actors and actresses. I had an image of a beautiful face and lean body of the choreographer. When I first saw Saroj Khan, a renowned choreographer of Film Industry in one of the exclusive interviews aired on Television channel, I was shocked to see her, a huge figure persona & I couldn’t imagine how she teach dance to her students with a heavy figure.

The image that I retained in my mind of the choreographer, Saroj Khan did not match from any angle and I was highly disappointed. The impression that I retained of her was based on the looks or appearance of the heroines and I thought her to be of impressive looks. The hell broke loose after spotting her on the TV shows but gradually her personality and her dancing skills changed my outlook about her and I discovered great skills of dancing in her; her smiling face & her ringing laughter echoed in my ears and I was amazed by her dimensions. Soon, I started following her and I changed my opinion about her.

It was my innocent mind who couldn’t decipher beyond looks but with the passage of time, I learnt that the looks can be deceptive at times and we need to have an eye to see through.

Don’t judge a person by their appearance or a book by its cover. Sometimes, book cover is too eye catchy but the material in it is dumb. Same ways, a book with a simple cover can be more impressive than the imagination soars.

People have a habit of generalizing people on the criteria of looks.

In marriage cases, where there is a question of whole life, people fix alliances bases on the appearance of bride & groom.
A simple girl with a good heart is ignored and a beautiful face with a selfish persona are shortlisted for the alliance.
It is not always the case that beautiful people have ugly heart or a simple face has a beautiful inside.
Don’t form opinions on the appearances rather explore potentials of a person?

It’s true “Looks can be deceptive, don’t conceive preconceived notions about people.”

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