Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Life is a shipwreck
we must not forget
to sing in the lifeboats.

Should we?

May the good things of life
be yours
in abundance
not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the
coming year.

Welfare unto all ......
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

Good Fortune
May the blessings of the Lord be with you.
Today and in the coming years
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Festivals galore!!!

This time of the year
happens to be my favorite.

There are so many festivities all across
that it kinds of gets on my mood too.

Does that reflect in this one here?
I hope it does.
I created it yesterday.
Created though may not sound appropriate.
I compiled it yesterday
would say it more accurately.

In case you want a
or want tosend it out as
you can hope over to my
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There are prompts
that I am skeptical of
and prompts that I love.
This is one of those prompts.

Let's begin with love.
I love it because there
is so much you can do with it.
The limits to the creativity
Well, they don't exist.

Only, I am skeptical of it because
I am not sure
if I have that skill
(even if we agree that I would have imagination).

The Golden Temple, Amritsar
My father took this picture in our April tour.
I just happened to have it handy.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Favorite Thing

One of the favorite things
that I like to do is reading.
And when I am reading,
I like to bookmark the pages.
So a small collection
is building up slowly.

Some for the words,
some for the colors,
some because they are a gift.
There's a reason why I like them all.
There's a reason why they are my favorite.
Which one do you like the best?
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Monday, November 5, 2012

5'o clock

Frankly speaking,
I missed the prompt.
5 A.M. I was sleeping
and perhaps snoring.
5 P.M. I was helping a boy
from the block with some
mathematics questions.
It totally skipped my mind.
And here I am sitting
without a picture to share.

Or may be not.
If an old photograph
taken precisely at 5:40 A.M.
will be thought eligible.

It is part of stoned wall or fence
from our neighbors house.

And talking of older pictures
there is one more that
I would like to share.

Lord Ganesha
in different hues.
Courtesy - my personal collection.
The first one from the left is the only one I bought.
The other two are thoughtful gifts
from thoughtful people.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mark of duty

Yes, the indelible ink on the finger there
that says out loud
I exercised my right.
I exercised my vote.

And hopefully wisely.
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The prompt television takes me
back to the times
when we all used to
gather in the big drawing room of ours
to watch the favorite serials on
a set that looked very much like this.

Over the years,
the looks of television have undergone
huge changes until recently
when the wall mounted LCDs and LEDs
are in vogue.
I am pretty sure
it would have gone a step or two beyond
that too and I am yet to catch up with it.

A television looking like this
is certainly out of scenes
but it was so much more homely.

In case you are wondering
this machine is still functional.
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Saturday, November 3, 2012



It has been a couple of days
since "Karwa Chauth"
which is
a late autumn festival
which falls on fourth day
after the full moon,
in what we call here the month of Kartik,
( somwhere in Oct/Nov, this year it fell on 2nd Novemeber, 2012)
and which is observed by rigorous fasting by married women
for health, longevity and happiness of their husband's lives.

The festival is best loved by me for
the reason I pictured.
The "Fenian",
a clarified butter (ghee) based preparation,
which is ideally a part of "Sargi",
gift from mother-in-law to the women
happens to be quite nutritious.
So, I buy a huge supply for myself,
good enough to last me a season
and I enjoy steaming bowl of
milk enriched with "Fenian"
for my breakfast.
Already my mouth is watering.

What is your tempting breakfast platter holding?
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Friday, November 2, 2012


represent the zest and zeal of life and living.
Each color
making the pallet of life

For those who are guessing,
these are crayon sticks.
And for those who had guessed it already,
well, pat on your backs.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Something beginning with 'C'

Something beginning with 'C'

With festivals almost every week,
I cannot think
of anything other than 'C'hocolates.
and that too
the 'C'adbury 'C'ollection,
the regular as well as the 'C'elebration series.

Sweet tooth, Naaah!!!
I guess I have a chocolate tooth.
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