Monday Blues …. literally..!!

Aparajita

Again from the archives…. This particular flower is called “Aparajita/Shankhpushp” (Butterfly pea)Β and is a certain favourite of my mother. It is believed to be used as an offering to Lord Shiva and the name Shankhpushp is self-explanatory (Shankh=Conch , Pushp=Flower…. Shaped like a Conch). The one that I have posted is a hybrid of the actual flower and hence you’ll see the petals are more curled.

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Footprints in the Sand….

Footprints

Let’s walk together…!!

One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”

– Mary Stevenson (1939)

Tu Chal Main Aaayiiiiii……

Tu chal Main Aayi

Saat phera…!!

Shot at one of my best friend’s wedding, it was one of the most happening marriages literally…So much action both on-stage and off it simultaneously!! Infact, one of the most loving couples I’ve met till date and two personalities who are poles apart and yet share so much love and understanding.

No I’m not going to start talking about Marriage per se….its just that this particular pic reminded me of an extremely popular song from a cult movie of our generation – Tu Chal Main Aayi from “Maine Pyaar Kiya”

 

Travel Tuesday

Gurukul

Again from the archives, but this one I cannot take credit for as it was shot by my Dad..!!

However, since he doesnt have a blog of his own(and not inclined too)….I decided to post it myself. This has been shot in Shantiniketan last year during their visit. Its supposedly a classroom right outside in the open under the trees…wowwwwwww

I mean can it get any better that you get to enjoy nature as you keep adding to your knowledge…the concept of Gurukul in ancient times…..loved it. Planning to visit before this year end and tick this place on my Travel wish-list πŸ˜€

 

 

 

Monday, here I come..!!

Ready for takeoff

Ready, steady and Go……

Well, Sunday is coming to a closure with a few hours to go and as I was going through my archives, this picture reminded me of how Sundays used to be a few years back when I working in my job. Sunday night meant more of getting ready to fight off the week starting with the toughest day mentally – MONDAYΒ 

Irony of the matter was when I quit my job, Monday infact became my most fav day of the week. I realised that it is not Monday’s fault for being painted the villain in a jobbie’s life but it is the thought of going to a place which feeds our stomachs but not our souls, where it becomes more of an obligation and less of an expectation.

I know there are lot of you out there who may disagree with my thought, but I am just expressing what I saw with majority of them. So just like this crow about to take-off , its time for the week to take-off too.

Enjoy….!!!!