RAIN THAT REFLECTS ME

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Free Association.”


Today’s Prompt:

Write down the first words that comes to mind when we say . . .

. . . home.

. . . soil.

. . . rain.

Use those words in the title of your post.


Love = Home

Mud  = Soil

Me = Rain


I need not explain any of these.. All speak for themselves.

I am going to elaborate just a bit. All these words put together today remind me of my motherland.. India..  Home.. Soil.. Rain.. Today we celebrate our 66th Republic Day. As a fellow blogger posted on her blog NAMASTE . On this occassion there is a parade organised at Rajghat to potray the diversity in which India survives and believes. There happened to be a slight drizzle this morning just as the program began. But the event went on as organised and there was not as much a frown on the crowd gathered there.. sure umbrellas and raincoats made their appearences but the overall spirit remained cheerful.

Rain and delight.. Hmm.. A lot of people love rains.. but my association with it runs a bit stronger.. My name.. Varsh-a means rain in hindi.. So rain and myself are inseparable. 🙂 And the smell of wet mud.. everytime it rains in my view cannot be replaced by the fragnance of the most expensive perfumes ! Some people think its crazy.. But i love it ! Everytime it rains it makes me want to run out of the closed enclosures into the open and dance in the rain. And i personally think there is a lot to learn from rain..

Here are a few snapshots from the republic day parade today.

.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Barak Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

The make in India tableau.

The state tableau of Rajasthan

                      The state tableau from West Bengal.

   The state tableau of Karnataka.

How come i am back so soon?.. I found the prompt small and easy.. and was also in a spirited mood.. so posted today.. Happy republic day !

Blogging endeavours

Good news for me 🙂 (and maybe you too).

Its been almost seven months since I first created a website in WordPress. I wasn’t even sure what I would do with it.In the beginning I posted random poems that I wrote. I received good responses. Later I tried infiltrating the zone of writing posts on certain topics. Some were good some weren’t.. Some had me describing a part of my life while some others were work of fiction. And this went really well since I had a chance to interact with fellow bloggers and have a peek at their amazing lives through the posts that they wrote. They and their blogs have now become a part of my everyday life. The daily prompts were very helpful to me to build this relationship with other bloggers. Every now and then there are some technical issues but they are resolved sooner or later.

Why all this sentimental description.. Apart from the fact that I didn’t get a daily prompt to write on today.. I received a notification from the statistical team at WP. I have received a hundred likes on my blog since I first started blogging. This was absolutely UNEXPECTED. There is no way we can keep a count of the likes we received but the stats team makes it possible. I too would have overlooked it.

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But duh? What’s the big deal ? Its just 100likes.. It might be nothing but i wanted to exented my sincere thanks to all those who have regularly been visiting my blog and going through my posts.. Both Bad or good.

It inspires me to keep going, keep you guys entertained while I archive some of the unexpected incidents in my life. This comes in when I was thinking my writing is deteriorating and I have got my hands filled with a lot of things to do. To start with I received a project on which I should work in order to do an internship at a reputed MNC which requires me to learn a great load of additional concepts. The online courses that I signed up for have began and I have been neglecting them.. Need to catch up with it . I am also learning spanish . And on top of all this college is starting next month!!

All this plus the blog seemed a lot for me to handle and I thought if giving this up.. But the notification prompted me to head in the other direction.. I cannot promise to blog everyday from now on.. I might be absent for weeks.. Hoping to continue blogging. 🙂

Thank you wanderlasters for stopping by and reading. 🙂

WRECK IT RALPH!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Easy Fix.”


Today’s Prompt: Write a post about any topic you wish, but make sure it ends with “And all was right in the world.”


“And all was right in the world“ is alright but Easy fix? How can we have a easy fixing solution For things to be right in the world ?!

I am going to deal with the “all was right in the world“ part of the prompt and not the easy fix part.

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This prompt reminds me of the movie WRECK IT RALPH! You remember the plot? No? Let me give you a few clues.. Flix fix it! Rings a bell? No?! Any gamers here? We are heading nowhere..

Fix it felix is a game in which there exists two main characters no points for guessing.. the hero and the villian. The villian here is Ralph who smashes his huge hands on any building he can lay his hands on ( literally! ). And there is Felix who remarkablly fixes all the damaged objects with the help of a puny hammer. How can i forget the mob of citizens who never fail to yell “Fix it Felix“ in unison everytime the situations demands them to. I dont think they have a vocabulatry broader that this.

In the movie there is another character called glitch.. who everyone instantly finds adorable and cute. 🙂 The movie is about glitch helping Ralph and Ralph helping glitch in respective areas.

At the end Ralph turns out to be the hero. And people get to see the other better.. kinder side of the Wrecking Ralph. All the time Ralph trying to prove that he has what it takes to be a hero.

Apart from the fact that it was a fun watch. What i learnt from the movie was that there are going to be glitches in your life.. a ralph whose duty it is to wreck up your life.. a felix fix it who can unmistakebly fix each and everything the magnitude of damage is not a limiting attribute… and a fickle minded mob who dont know the real facts and care way to less about your emotions and life. It is upto us to choose the Felix fix it in our lives and keep away the wrecking Ralphs. But it is also important to realise that some glitches are bound to occur in our lives.. we have the option to let loose the Felix in Ralph.. pull ourselves out of miseries, help others in small ways and prove to no one but our own selves that we are the heroes of our lives… and all will be right in your world!

Fix it people !! 😉

WORDPRESS FIRESIDE CHAT – AMIGO

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fireside Chat.”


Today’s prompt: What person whom you don’t know very well in real life — it could be a blogger whose writing you enjoy, a friend you just recently made, etc. — would you like to have over for a long chat in which they tell you their life story?


Its interesting how people want to know about others life.. you get to understand the person better.. sometimes it even causes a paradigm shift in the way you percieve things around you or you thoughts w.r.t a particular person. It is a beautiful way to generate mutual trust and respect for another person. No one knows you better than you. Thats why people write autobiographies. They want others to know what they have been to be what they are… thats what some people at wordpress are doing. Respect all you guys out there. And thats why we love them.. even movies.. they build a better undersatanding of a person. They might think they have an absolutely non entertaining story. It is sometimes these very lives that inspire us the mosr This is what i think about life stories.

Was that a bit too serious?

Dont worry i am planning to have a chat with a funny being.. so get ready.. 😉

Since this is a WordPress daily prompt i thought i would chat with someone i would never have met if it wasnt for wordpress and this blog.

This person is someone who brings a smile on my face everytime he/she posts a comment. His/Her posts are thought provoking when it comes to global issues. But he/she proclaims to be from outer space.. a non earthling in his/her words. Presenting you Mr./Miss Migarium

Why do i think i saw a smile on you face migarium?.. its migo in short as you have mentioned in your site. So thats how i am going to address you here.

So why would i select you? I cant possibly ask me to meet you in cafe coffe day or Mc Donalds or starbucks!! That would give away your identity. Lets bet on the safe boundries thats laid out by wordpress and keep your identity undisclosed to others.

The way i think our conversation would proceed:

Me: “Hello migo, how are you? I hope sitting by the wordpress fireside is not daunting to you“

Migo: some witty remark that i cant come up with. 😛

Me: “what would you like to have. My apologies.. I have no clue about your materials that give you energy to live“

Migo:“There is no need for that. You see i am green in color. Which allows me to make my own food through a process of photosynthesis. I think the water will suffice.“

Me: “Oh sure. Here you go. By the way.. is your food generating process the same as that of plants?“

Migo: “I am sorry my earthling friend i am not allowed to make confidential disclosures about my species.“

Me: “Its ok. I understand.“

*awkward silence*

Me: “I dont know how to put this but I wanted to know this.. if.. umm.. you are a Mr or Miss.. you see i am writing a blog. And everytime i mention you i have to put it up as he/she, his/her, Mr/Miss.. its tiring to do it again and again.. it might help me.. i completely understand if you dont want to give the details away.“

Migo: ….. psst migo.. you are suppose to fill this up.

Me:“Its the first time i have seen an alien maintain a blog.. called ‘unnecessary news from earth‘. Why would you do that? The news you put out at times are not necessarily unnecessary. It is sometimes substantially important. I myself am unaware of some facts. Do you wish to elaborate?“

Migo: …

Me: “I am sorry i am ranting. You need to speak something.. “

Migo: …

Me: “Can i learn the your language? Is it easy to learn? “

Migo: “I am sorry. You cant learn our language. If you do.. you will be able to decode the signals from my planet. That would breech the security code i signed to come here.“

Me: “Oh…“

Me: “Hey!! You know your name reminds me of a word in spanish!!“

Migo: “Which one will that be?“

Me: “The word is amigo. In spanish it means friend. Does your name has a special meaning in your language ?“

Migo: …

Me: “Okay. Do you mind if i call you amigo?“

Migo: …

Me: “Can you do me one more favour? Can you watch the movie ‘koi mil gaya‘? Its about an alien (again!) Just google it for description and decide if you want to see it.. it might seem fictitious but its worth a try.“

Migo: …

Me: “It was nice to meet and have a chat with a non earthling.“

Migo: …

So there we are. I hope you dont mind it migo. Fill in the replies through comments or reblog it and edit it.

Adios amigo (Its spanish.. google translate it 😉 )

ART OF WAKING PEOPLE UP

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Two Right Feet.”


Today’s Prompt: What are the things you need to do within 30 minutes of waking up to ensure your day gets off on the right foot? What happened the last time you didn’t do one of these things?


I dont believe in doing something in a specific manner to ensure my day goes well. But these are the things i need to do to start a day.

The first thing i need is to make sure i am wide awake. Awake enough to see objects in front of me clearly and gather all the still sleepy sense organs to start functioning in a coordinated manner. To most of you it comes naturally.. but the realization of being awake dawns onto my sensory nerves a bit late. I have to kind of spend time sitting or laying in the bed until i am sure i can stand on my feet without falling.

You: “Hmmm.. Not interesting. This is what we do almost EVERYDAY! Whats different?”

To you it seems ordinary. But trust me i have made quite a many falls from my bed and ended up in hospital with stiches. Sometimes i just take a few steps and then suddenly that sleepy feeling is all over me and i just lay down on the floor. Then my family comes running and shake me up (They think i have fainted or something). I guess the incomplete sleep finds its way even when i am awake.

The other thing i do is wake my brothers up! They just wont getup before i do! Everyday its the same story. I will be screaming or sometimes pour glasses of water to wake them up and they dreamy eyed always constant reply “Yeah.. two more minutes.” Two more minutes are extended to half an hour delays. Me and my bros went to school and college together.. so these two minutes have caused me dreadful delays!! And i dont even get to blame them. If i do.. They retort back.. “You dont know how to wake people up!” According to them waking someone up is a art!! And i am still at the ground level.

I wonder what level is the alarm clock.. it sure does wake up a lot of people on time.