One Lovely Blog Award

I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you so much to HealthyNappyNerdyMommy for this honor. If you haven’t already, please visit her page, its awesome.

One Lovely Blog

Rules

  • Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  • Post about the award
  • Share seven facts about yourself
  • Nominate at most 15 people
  • Tell your nominees the good news

7 Facts about Me

  1. I am a health freak. I get up early morning at 4 am to exercise everyday
  2. I love dancing, it’s a outlet to let go of my stress. When I am upset I simply put on my favorite music and dance
  3. I have traveled more outside India than inside India and I am hoping to rectify that in near future
  4. My favorite all time favorite movie is “Mary Poppins” (maybe i have a little girl alive in me somewhere)
  5. I love shopping- I even enjoy grocery shopping!
  6. My comfort food is khichdi.I can eat it when I am upset
  7. I was awarded the most clumiest person award in my office sometime ago (spilling coffee on my boss’s laptop deserved some kind of award i guess)

My Nominees

Frank Solanki

Poetpas

Deniz Yalım, Positivity Now

Ali Grimshaw, flashlight batteries

empress2inspire

currentlylately

Blair (The Shameful Sheep)

eyes + words

smilingdreamer

Ana

Isolated_girl

josiah harry, SKYLARITY

A Curious Introvert

Tim Miller, word and silence

Duc Nguyen, Words on Empty Ears

 

Thank you for reading. Enjoy!

 

Ode to Women

You can feel her innocence as a daughter

You can see her love as a mother

As a sister you can enjoy her care

Fight as she might she will always share

You can feel her passion as a lover

Make her a wife and get her devotion for ever

As a grandmother she showers her blessings on you

In all the roles she plays in your life she breezes through

But as tender and loving as she might seem she is tough

She doesn’t give up easily when life gets rough

Don’t judge her beauty by how good she looks

Or expect her to lead her life by some rule book

Her beauty lies in her inner strength

Her ability to love deeply and be intense

Decoding Women

Some think we want lots of money

Or a dream man to call us honey

Many think we want to look good

Maintain our weight while eating good food

Most think shopping is what excites us

Unlimited credit is definitely a plus

Most think we belong inside the house

Following instructions and being quite as a mouse

“What women want?” is a difficult questions

Men all over the world are still trying to find an answer

Don’t ponder don’t stress

We want freedom nothing more nothing less

Freedom to dream freedom to live

Freedom to choose what we believe

Nurture us, cherish us and let us be

Don’t chain us but set us free

Sun- the might star

He looks down on the world below

With twinkling eyes & cheeks that glow

He nurtures life & propels growth

With his tender love & warmth

Sun O Sun he is the king of bright blue skies

Key to our existence in your hand lies

He showers his light & warmth on everyone

Wishes prosperity for all without discrimination

His bright & vibrant face starts our day

Birds chirping & lush green trees makes my heart gay

Sun O Sun he is the king of bright blue skies

Key to our existence in your hand lies

At night when the darkness creeps

In the blanket of clouds he goes to sleep

Next morning he comes out to play

Ushering a bright & cheerful new day

 

Contrasting realities

Life is a strange combination of joy and sorrow

No one knows what might happen tomorrow

Life is a mixture of good and bad

Sometimes happy and sometimes sad

Devastation of slum with small & crammed houses

The glory and pride of a rising skyscraper

Glamour of lavish parties & festivities unending

Shabbiness & despair of a street beggar

Happiness of a new born child

Death of a child driving the mother wild

The gleeful laughter of a newly wed bride

White saree of a widow her misery flowing through her sad eyes

Life is full of such stark contrasts

Teaching us to savour happy moments while they last

Nothing in life will last forever

We can’t take anything for granted ever

Good times don’t wait bad times we can’t prevent

Life is a series of such hot & sweet moments

What woman really want!!!

This story dates back to many many years ago…Maybe relevant even in today’s time because men I think are still searching for answer to this question “What women really want?”

Long Long time ago there was a very handsome man called Shankar. He was strong and handsome and desired by women across the kingdom. He held a very important position in the king’s court. But his heart was set upon the beautiful dancer in king’s court. Her name was Urvashi. True to her name she was truly an angel from heaven- beautiful, kind and a graceful dancer. The best part of her beauty was her smile and her twinkling eyes. After a lot of persuasion she finally agreed and they decided to get married. The whole kingdom celebrated their marriage.

The first few months post marriage were a picture of joy and happiness. Shankar used to work hard at the court while Urvashi cooked, cleaned and kept his house neat and clean. She stopped working as a lead dancer in the court since Shankar was not happy with his wife dancing in front of others. Urvashi was a little unhappy about this since dancing was her passion but such a small sacrifice was nothing compared to the love she felt for her husband. Shankar being the “man” decided everything in their household. He decided the clothes Urvashi wore and whom she talked to. She was very beautiful and he did not like her talking to other men or even venturing out of her house.

Now Urvashi’s life was restricted to home and Shankar. Though she loved him dearly and he was a good man who loved her back, she was not happy any more. She missed her old carefree days and the adulation she received for her talents. She missed her friends and the time they spend together gossiping about amazing things in the court. Her heart craved to go out in the open but she kept this to herself for the fear of invoking her husband’s wrath. She stopped smiling much and her eyes lost their twinkle.

Slowly something strange began to happen, bit by bit Urvashi started turning ugly.Her hair started turning grey, her face became wrinkled, her lips became twisted. Both of them could not understand what was wrong. Shankar was shocked to see this transformation in his beautiful wife. They went to every doctor in the kingdom but no one had any answer for them. Shankar was miserable and their household had become a picture of gloom and dread. The house which was happy just about an year back was now dark and gloomy.

One day Shankar was returning from another kingdom when he met an old woman on his way back. She looked at him and said, ” I can help you….I know why your wife has turned ugly”. He was startled since he had not shared his problems with this woman. Suddenly hopeful he looked at her and said, “Please tell me what I can do. I am ready to do anything to make her beautiful again” . The old woman said , ” You need to find the answer to the question- What women really want? and then come back to me. You need to find this answer in 6  months or else your wife will turn ugly forever”. Shankar thanked her and embarked on his journey to find the right answer.

He went to every knowledgeable person in the kingdom. One said, “Women want loads of gold and money”. Off ran Shankar to meet the old woman and told her the answer. She nodded her head and said, “No this is not the right answer. Come to me when you find one”. So off ran Shankar again. After discussing with other men he returned to the old lady and said, “Women want good looking and strong husbands”. The old woman again said, “This is a wrong answer. Go and find the right answer”. Meanwhile Urvashi was turning uglier as days passed by. Seeing her Shankar was determined to find the right answer. He consulted the king and returned back to the lady. He said “Women want happiness of their family”. The lady smiled and said, “But this is also not the right answer. You are running out of time. You have only 10 days left now”.

Shankar was truly desparate now and did not know whom he should turn to to find the right answer to this question. He was sitting by the pond staring into it feeling sad for himself.When suddenly a small girl came running around behind a butterfly. She was very lively and beautiful and caught Shankar’s attention. She came to him and said, “Why are you so sad?” . Shankar told her his story and said. “I still am searching for the right answer”. Girl looked at him and said, ” But this is so simple I think every girl would want to live life the way the want”. Before Shankar could say anything the girl was gone. Shankar knew in his heart that he had found the right answer. He went running to the old woman and said, “Every woman wants to live life as she desires and on her own terms”. The old woman suddenly turned into a beautiful goddess and said, “Go home now and think and let me know when you want your wife to be beautiful- daytime or night time”

Shankar was in dilemma now if he chose daytime then he would have beautiful wife in public but an ugly wife at night for himself. But if he chose other way round then he would have a ugly wife in public and a beautiful one to himself. He was still pondering over this when he reached home. Urvashi was waiting for him. He looked at her and knew what he should do. He narrated the story to her and said , “I will let you decide what you want. Do you want to be beautiful in day time or night time”. Moment he said that the goddess appeared and said, ” I am glad you have realized that though she is your wife she is her own person too. God bless you both. She will always be beautiful” And saying that the goddess disappeared. Urvashi was back to being her beautiful self and Shankar had realized his mistake. He no longer restricted Urvashi from doing what she wanted and they lived happily ever after.

Moral of this story is that if you stop women from doing what they really want and pursuing their passions Things can get ugly!! So cherish the women in your life and appreciate that they are people with feelings , emotions and passions just like you have.

Cherish a woman and enjoy beautiful life forever!!!

Being a Woman

Mothers, daughters and some are wives

All leading different lives

Some could be short some are tall

Some are large and some are small

Straight hair for some others with curls

Beautiful smiles and skirts that swirls

But don’t judge her for only her looks

Or adore her just for her ability to cook

Don’t think she is frail &weak

Don’t be misled by tears which roll down her cheeks

Soft as she might be she has inner strength

Problems and issues she doesn’t easily relent

Treat her well and she will always be there

Because her heart is meant to love and care

When she falters and falls lend her your hand

Promise her that by her side you will stand

But don’t judge her for only her looks

Or adore her just for her ability to cook

She is a mother, a daughter and a wife

Cherish her and she will be joy for life