To the 24 hours #3 – An ardent dreamer

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).”

“Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.”
― A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Wings of fire: An autobiography.
“You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”
― A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Inspiring thoughts.

Today 27/07/2015

Dreamer. Scientist. Teacher. Writer. Former President. Educationist. Visionary. Hardworking. Honest. Humble. Exponentially inspirational.

An ardent dreamer passed away today. May you rest in peace.

No cheers today,

To the 24 hours

If you wanna know more about A.P.J Abdul Kalam visit Wikipedia or Giving light.


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Turn, Turn, Turn.”

Seasons change so quickly! Which one do you most look forward to? Which is your least favorite?

I don’t find mentions of my favorite season in the responses to today’s prompt. 😦

There are mentions about autumn, summer and spring. Autumn cause we are not yet in the freezing zone, its just the right amount of chill to chill. Summer cause its warm, a trip to the beach would be fun, a little bit of tan would do no harm. Spring cause life springs back into the dull nature.. and the world looks just more colorful.

Where is the monsoon? The cycle can’t be complete without monsoon. I don’t have anything against the other seasons but my favorite season is monsoon!

As mentioned in my blog before my name varsh-a in my mother tongue means rain 🙂 So there is no way i can’t love it.

From the cool breeze before the rain to the festoon of water droplets on the branches and leaves of the trees, I love everything about it. Its power to rejuvenate the dull, thirsty earth into a throbbing mass of life is wonderful.

I absolutely enjoy getting drenched in rain. Not the type of person who will carry an umbrella fearing the clouds to pour. I don’t give a damn about the dress, my belongings, not even my phone! Cause of this drenching love for rain i have damaged a plenty of watches of mine. Right now i don’t posses one and i have no intention of buying one cause its almost monsoon here. 😛 Oh and the taste of pakodas, jalebis and ice cream adds a lot of fun to it.

I have done almost all crazy things anyone can imagine doing in rain like.. jumping on muddy puddles barefoot, walking around barefoot on roads, – i don’t know how to explain this but you know rain gets collected along the side ends of the road and vehicles just zoom past you on the road and there is this sheet splash of water (almost like a mini wave) falling over you and you go like “What the hell?!” —- Psst readers.. Is there a word to explain this phenomena? 😛

The only thing i haven’t tried is playing football in grounds. Its like a thing on my bucket list. Why haven’t i done that yet.. well cause i don’t find people who fancy playing football in vision blurring rain. Plus grounds are not easy to find in my uber metro city. 😦

The only thing that puts me off during monsoon is the stench due to horrible conditions of drainage system. The open garbage dump areas, semi closed manholes, holes meaninglessly dug on roads and footpaths.

Any pluviophiles out there? 😉

Anyone having done even crazier stuff? 😛

Pluviophile - lover of rain

Feel the rain on your skin, no one else can feel it for you, only you can let it in

– Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield


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

Today’s prompt : When was the last time someone told you they were proud of you.

This got me thinking.. for a long time.. not a good thing i suppose. Frankly speaking i do not remember. Not because there were many instances for me being the reason for someones pride but because the lack of it. I take pride in being who i am.. but sometimes its so hard to convince myself that i am worth being proud of. Wrote this down listening to paramore’s decode track. ( Paramore fanatic here. 🙂 )


you can see me, you can hear me
at times you will ignore me
that doesn’t bother me cause i know
you can’t decode me

you blame me, you hurt me
most times you misjudge me
you don’t understand me cause i know
you can’t decode me

you torment me, you deceit me
you try to intimidate me
but you can’t control me cause i know
you can’t decode me

The day someone decodes me
i know they will be proud of me
for what i was for what i am and
for i have promised myself to be.


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.


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. 🙂