Sunday, 29 June 2014

Going Limerick-y!

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When You Are A Blogger...

And A Creative Soul At Large...

You Have To Be On Your Feet...

To Try Out Something New...

Every Once In A While...

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And So...

The Folks At Project 365...

Never Fail To Present To Me...

Prompts...

Which Prompt Me...

To Expand My Horizons...

Each Time...

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And So...

When They Asked Me To Come Up...

With Something I Would've Never Penned Otherwise...

I Went On To Search...

Search For Something New!

And Then, I Came Across...

A Limerick!

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A Poem Presenting With Rhyme
And Which Follows A Rhythm In Time
Need Not Be What We Call
A True Limerick At All
Like A Lemon, The Cousin Of Lime.

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Of Course I've Been Doing Poetry...

For Quite Some Time Now...

Four - Line Stanzas With abab Or aaaa Rhyme...

Haikus...

Acrostics... (Expanding The Letters Of A Word) :)

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This Time Around...

I Set Out To Try My Hand At Limericks...


A Classic Limerick Is Also A Popular Nursery Rhyme, You See...


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There Was Once, A Guy Named Rick
Who Went To Try His Hand At Limerick
What He Penned Was Pretty Decent
Even Though His Effort Was Quite Recent
An Earnest Attempt There, Did The Trick!

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And So, I've Been Also Given A Picture Prompt To Weave My Limerick Around...

Well, Of Course, The Picture Prompt Was Not Binding...

But, As I Say...

I Like To Take The Notch Higher... :D

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So, Here's The Picture...


And Here's My Limerick...

Because, When You Attempt To Rhyme
It's When Concentration Is The Prime
And, When You're On An Island As Aesthetic
It's When You Turn Into An Ascetic
Thus Channeling Expressions Which Pleasantly Chime...

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Okay, I guess, it was not as humorous, rather reflective...

Waiting to hear from you - if I should go further - go even more Limerick-y? :D

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This post is a part of the WordPress Daily Prompts : 365 Writing Prompts program where the aim is to post at least one post a day based on the day's prompt.

The Prompt for June 23 was a 'Free Prompt' provided to all of us, Guest Authors.

The Prompt is, Island Of Misfit Posts - 'We all have something we’d like to write about, but that
doesn’t really “fit” our blog. Write it anyway.'

This is my Fourteenth Post as a guest author to Project 365 : We Post Daily!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Because, Bon Voyage & Parivaar - #JodeyDilonKo - A Photo Blog Post...

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What Comes To My Mind When You Say...

TRAVEL?

Places...

People...

Vacation...

Relaxation...

Experiences...

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These are the common terms you'd associate with Travel.

But, for me...

FAMILY

Is The Most Important Term...

As Far As Travel Is Concerned...

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Because,

If, as a kid, your first visit to an outstation city was at the age of 10, (Back in 1974), that too, to Kashmir...

And, if your husband keeps travelling to the Metro Cities of India...

For one or the other Conference, once in every three months or so...

And, the Cherry on the Cake...

If your own daughter kick - started with her voyages into the World, at the age of 7...

You can very proudly say...

That...

 Bon Voyage & Parivaar - #JodeyDilonKo...

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I wonder where I should begin from...

From the first trip to Manali...

As Mrs. Khanduja, Maybe?

That's Us...
Back In 1994...
The First Travel Together - #JodeyDilonKo...

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From That Serene Step...

In The Courtyard Of The Golden Temple...

At The Golden Temple, 2000

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A Little Fast Forward In Time...

From Here...

The Worshipers Of Lord Hanuman...
All In One Picture...
2001

To Here...

At Sai Baba's Feet...
Shirdi
2004

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They've All Been Memories...

All Bon Voyages...

All Family Trips...

Which Resonate The Emotion...

#JodeyDilonKo...

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However...

The Mega - Vacation Was Yet To Come...

The Andaman Islands...

In The Chilly Winter Of 2012...

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The Longest Distance We'd Traveled... - 2500 Km...

The Farthest We'd Been From Home...

The Longest Time We'd Spent In A Far Off Land... - One Week...

The Most Expensive Vacation... - I'd Better Not Say...

We've Had...

Till Date...

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25-30 December 2012...

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To Having Shot...

'Cloudy Charisma' In The Andaman Sky...

Like This...







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To Landing At Port Blair...

To Cruise The Fair Seas...

Aboard The MacCruise...

To Havelock Island...

Just About To Board The MacCruise...
The Clear Sky...
The Soothing Breeze...
And The Many Ships & Boats In The Andaman Sea... :)

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To Playing Green Ambassadors To The Palms And The Coconuts Outside Our Cottage At Sea Shell Resort...

Mr. Khanduja's Chipko Movement... :D

Yet Again...

The Bridge Between Nature And Humans...

#JodeyDilonKo...

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To Uncovering The Marvels Of Nature...

Such As These...

Mr. Khanduja Once Again... :)
The Limestone Caves, At Baratang Island...


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To Resting The Evening Away At Our Private Shack...

At The Resort...


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To Mr. Husband Turning Eco - Curator For The Mangroves At The Resort's Private Beach...


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To Spotting These...

At The Radhanagar Beach...

At Havelock Island...


Would You Take A Guess?

These Are Crab Dens...

Dug Up In The Sand! :)

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To Even Befriending A Canine...

Who Playfully Follows You...

From The Private Beach...

To Your Cottage... :D

Daughter Dear - With Her Browny... :)

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To Discovering These...

At The Naval Marine Museum...

Port Blair...

Calcified Flower Like Coral...

Is It A Coral?
Seems Like A Snowy Pine Cone...

Mushroom Coral Caps...

Seeming Like The Feathery Shawl Of Peacocks...

The Majestic King 'Bird' Shell Standing Tall...

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To Saluting This Man...

At The Cellular Jail...

Port Blair...

Cellular Jail, Port Blair


Pride Of The Nation - 'Vir' Savarkar 

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The Thread Of A Sense Of Service To The Nation...

Between The Common Man Of Today...

And The Martyrs Of Yesterday...

#JodeyDilonKo...

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Because, Bon Voyage & Parivaar - #JodeyDilonKo

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Yes...

The People...

The Places...

The Experiences...

#JodeyDilonKo...

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But...

Above All...

Is The Virtue Of Life...

Zindagi Jodey Dilon Ko...

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It must be insane to say...

That I've penned this post at 2:30 AM in the night when I have an early morning 5:30 AM flight to Mumbai to catch the same day!

For Yet Another...
Bon Voyage & Parivaar - #JodeyDilonKo...
Experience...

In Mumbai...
1400 KM Away From Delhi...

Commencing With An IndiBlogger Meet!

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Because I'm An IndiBlogger...

And I'm On Vacation...

And It's My Daughter's Birthday, Today! :D

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This post has been written as a part of the Zindagi IndiBlogger Meet Experience...

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

And, It's A Goal!

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Truth Be Told...

I'm Not An Ardent Fan...

Of Any Sport...

Followed Religiously...

By My Fellow Country'men'...

Or...

Even...

By My Fellow Country'women'...

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So, What Brought Me...

Into Penning This?

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Well, The Folks At P365, Of course! :)

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With A Certain Prompt For May...

Saying...

'GOAL'.

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So, after my hiatus from Blogging in May...

I tried to pen this prompt a few days back...

But...

With The FIFA Nearing...

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I found it fit...

To pair this prompt...

With The Soccer World Cup!

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Having said that I don't follow the sport, even religiously or otherwise...

Here's substituting the Soccer 'Goal' with Blogging 'Goals'!!! :D

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Because I'm penning this as a part of Project 365...

And for myself at large...

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Very honestly...

The idea of blogging came to me as an idea of voicing my opinion.

Voicing My Opinion....

Against...

The Pitiable State Of Our Nation...

Against...

Corruption...

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And The Hope Of A New Beginning...

For The Nation...

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Blogging, An Year Back...

Was Not A New Avenue To Me...

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Having An 'IT Professional' Husband At Home...

An avid blogger since the last 7 years...

Jaideep Khanduja.

That was the epicenter of all...

And...

The Rest Is History...

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The Goals From Then...

Have Been Manifold...

First, To Express Myself - Constructively, Yet Make A Point, On Matters Of Importance To Our Nation...

Second, To Expand My Reader's Circle - Far And Beyond My Husband And Daughter...

Though, They'll Remain My 'Cushions Of Criticism' & 'Pillars Of Praise'...

Third, To Expand The Horizons Of My 'Blog Genre' To Varied Interests...

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Have They Changed?

No, And Will Never, Hopefully...

An Year...

And Still Going Strong...

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Because...

After All...

It's A...

Gliding Across The Ground, Is Italian Buffon Gianluigi...
Opposing Him At The Opportune Is Germany's Kahn...
Alarmed At An Agile Attack Is Spain's Andres Iniesta...
Landscaping Logically Over Is Brazilian Fabiano Luis...


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This post is a part of the WordPress Daily Prompts : 365 Writing Prompts program where the aim is to post at least one post a day based on the day's prompt.

The Prompt for May 21  was a 'Free Prompt' provided to all of us, Guest Authors.

The Prompt is, Goal - 'When you started your blog, did you set any goals? Have you achieved them? Have they changed at all?'

This is my Thirteenth Post as a guest author to Project 365 : We Post Daily!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

When The Two "P's" Switch!

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Come To Think Of It...

How Long A Way, We've Come Through...

In Our Respective Lives...

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Not Only On The Personal Front...

We've Come Through A Change On The Social Front As Well...

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With A Plethora Of 'Social Networking' Sites Within Our Immediate Reach...

It's Truly Been Like Two Facets Of The Same Coin...

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Just Like...

In Person,

When Conversing With Someone...

You Don't Like Disclosing All Details...

Details Of Situations & People In Your Life...

On The Other Hand...

When Conversing With Family & Friends...

You May Discuss Every Fine Detail...

Of People & Situations In Your Life...

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There Emerges A Thin Line...

In An Individual's Portrayal...

To The World Inside & Outside...

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Much Like How You Behave When You're Alone In A Room...

Or...

When You Are Surrounded By A Group Of People In A Room...



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A Room...

Is A Room!

You...

You're You!

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What Makes The Difference...

Is...

The Occupants Of The Room!

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There's Two "YOU's" In This World...

The 'Public' You!

And...

The 'Private' You!

And...

Life Comes Full Circle...

When...

The Two "P's" Switch!

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Then, There's Also...

The Concepts...

Of Secrecy...

And...

Of Inviting Undue Judgment...

From People Around You...

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And I Feel,

That's What Makes...

The Two "P's" Switch!

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Because...


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Privacy Is It's Name, It's No Mean A Game...
Reaching Out To My Self - In A One Frame...
Idealizing Who I Am, Whom You See Me As...
Visualizing Who You Could Comprehend Me As...
Affecting My Portrayal, Is A Fine Line Of Privy...
Close - Opening That Small Window, Am I Chivy?
Yet, There It Stands Firmly, Privacy Is Its Name!

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This post is a part of the WordPress Daily Prompts : 365 Writing Prompts program where the aim is to post at least one post a day based on the day's prompt.

The Prompt for June 8 was a 'Free Prompt' provided to all of us, Guest Authors.

The Prompt is, Do Not Disturb! - 'With the advent of social media, not much is secret anymore. Or is it?How much of “the real you and your lives” would you like to reveal online?'

This is my Twelfth Post as a guest author to Project 365 : We Post Daily!

Friday, 6 June 2014

It's The Time To Transform!

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Because...

'The Most Important Thing About A Technology Is - How It Changes People.'

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In The Techno-Savvy Times Of Today...

One Can't Help, But Formulate...

For The 'Always On The Move' Lifestyles Of Today...

One Can't Help, But Devise...

A Device...

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A Device...

Which Is Racy...

Which Is Edgy...

Which Is Dynamic...

Yet...

A Device...

Which Is Calm...

Which Is Pleasant...

Which Is Elegant...

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And, That's When...

We Talk Of...


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What Is Technology, I Ask?

Simply...

The Art - Of Applying Knowledge To Problems, Involving Practicality!

And Thus,

Mankind's Tryst With Technology...

Begins As Soon...

As...

A Situation, With The Face Of A Problem...

That Has The Potential To Be Practically Put To Rest...

Is Encountered!

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Technology Is A Synonym...

To Learning...

To Growing...

To Experiencing...

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For Me...

As A Teacher...

Technology Is A New Avenue...

With The Tech-Savvy Brains Under The Lineage Of 'Homo - Sapiens' Constantly Flourishing...

I've To Keep Up Pace, With My Students!

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And So, I'm Always On The Move...

Being A Working Mother Is Not An Easy Task...

With Work And Home To Balance Evenly On The Scales Of Life...

Technology Comes To The Rescue...

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And A Mother...

And A Teacher...

Transform To...

Techno-Mom!

&

Techno-Professional!

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This post has been written as a part of 'Time To Transform' Contest by Asus India in association with IndiBlogger.
You can vote for it here.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

The Blogger's Expressway...

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This post marks my comeback after a month - long hiatus from the Blog-o-sphere.

You ask me, how I spent my May?

I was balancing professional commitments with personal responsibilities.

No more about a tiring May on the blog.

I'm back to relaxation, back to blogging!! :)

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I already feel Richer...

 For, the fact that the next two months, are my 'Free' Months, lights up my mind and heart...

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And yet, when I reflect on my year - long journey into Blogging...

I feel I've garnered a lot...

A Lot Of Experiences...

And Of Course...

There Are A 'Few - In - One'...

Keying In The Varied Pointers To The Activity, That Is Blogging...
Enhancing The Many Experiences, The Passion, That Is Blogging...
Yielding The Social Connect, A Circle Of Virtue, That Is Blogging...

To Know That It's Basic Human Nature, To Give And Take...
Acknowledging Another's Effort - Yet Not Only For Its Sake!
Knowing That Heartfelt Reciprocation Only Holds The Key...
Each Time, Rich, Richer, Richest - You Would, For Sure - Be!
And Then, See This Aspect Of 'Genres' To Blogging - Oh Yes!
Wealth Lies In Heartfelt Expression - It's No Work Of Guess!
Also, Criticism Is A Face, Of This Multifaceted, Vibrant Coin...
Yet, Take It In Stride - No Negativity - Dots You Mustn't Join!

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See Blogging As An Adventure Of Its Own - And A Social One At That!

And, You'll Surely Turn Out Richer...

As A Person...

Improving On Various Facets Of Your Personality...

Not As Rich On The Materialistic Front As On The Intellectual One!

Or Maybe, Equally Rich On Both The Fronts?


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This post has been written as a part of the IndiSpire initiative launched by IndiBlogger.
The IndiSpiring thought was #Rich...

This post is also a part of the WordPress Daily Prompts : 365 Writing Prompts program where the aim is to post at least one post a day based on the day's prompt.

The Prompt for May 7 was a 'Free Prompt' provided to all of us, Guest Authors.

The Prompt is, Key Takeaway - 'Give Newbie Bloggers One Piece Of Advice Based On Your Blogging Experiences. If You're A New Blogger, What's One Question You'd Like To Ask Other Bloggers?'

This is my Eleventh Post as a guest author to Project 365 : We Post Daily!