Six Words Weaved!

                              Invested energy, languishes respectable payback!







                                                   Door knocked, long pause ceases today!




© Ila Varma 29-02-2016.

Six Word Story Challenge

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

 

 

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.)

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 



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.

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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.

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.
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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.


#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

Image Credits: Clicked by me.

Reviewer: Ila Varma.

This is my 8th book that I have read in 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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Image Credits: Clicked by me.
Reviewer: Ila Varma.
This is my 8th book that I have read in 2016.



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