hope

Hope

Here’s something I had composed a while ago. It’s not related to COVID-19 in anyway. I guess we all must be having an overdose of corona virus related news and write-ups. But if I decide to stretch this poem too have some connection with the current situation, it all can be summed up in the last two lines…Coz that’s what is keeping us afloat in this dark types. HOPE…

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Clear waters under the bridge!

Admits all the news relating to the death and destruction caused due to the Novel Corona Virus, there lay a small article tucked inconspicuously in a corner of the newspaper announcing that the canals of Venice had beautifully transformed themselves! Our Earth is rejuvenating herself in this man-made lock down phase. Finally, a silver lining to this pandemic! This little bit of positive news is seen as a welcome break in times of such global panic.

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Saudade Day in Brazil

Finally found a word for all those mixed feelings!
Saudade: a word of Portuguese origin which describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or melancholic longing for someone or something that might never return. A word that evokes a sense of loneliness and void.
In Brazil, Saudade Day is celebrated on January 30!

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would-she

Would she?

A Blast from the Past!

So, I have decided to re-post a few of my favourite write-ups. Starting with this lovely poem which was posted for the 1st time on 4th of April in 2016. Tell me how you love it! 🙂

PS: This also happens to be my 1st post of 2020. Damn. I should get to writing rather than just re-posting! :/

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An Ode to the Imperfects

If you are a 90s kid born in India, you will remember how songs made us all fall in love with love. Music, especially the Bollywood romantic and the Hindi Pop, was a huge part of our childhood. We danced to the peppy tunes, hummed along with the singers, and played out make believe stories. I’m sure all of us must have longed to grow up and fall head over heels in love with someone just so that we could experience all those things expressed in the songs! Heck, I even wanted that certain someone to sing those songs to me…

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Four Years of Blogging!

So WordPress reminded me a few days ago that I have been blogging for 4 whole years now! Wow that’s great isn’t it??

 

Thank you all for making this possible. Without your love reflecting in my ever-growing viewership and follow count, I wouldn’t have had the inspiration required to keep growing! Cheers to you all…Keep showering your support always 🙂

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List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India – Part VII

We have been looking at various sites that find a mention in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. I’m extremely sorry to have kept postponing the last part of the series for so long again. But I was really caught up in work. Hope you guys are still interested in knowing the latest additions to the UNESCO list from India.

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Unifier of Modern India: Sardar Patel

The main task before India today is to consolidate herself into a well-knit and united power”

Born on 31st October 1875 in (Nadiad) Gujarat, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was a simple man who took on the hard job of amalgamating over 552 Princely States into one nation, India! Known as the ‘Iron Man’ of India, Sardar Patel lived a simple life and had very good diplomatic skills. Today let’s see how and why Sardar Patel got the epithet of ‘Iron Man’!

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List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India – Part VI

India is a land of diverse cultures. The variations in physical, climatic conditions and the extent of exposure to other cultures have greatly influenced the traditions and culture of the different regions. There is an underlying basic factor common to the whole of India, with variations in the practices based on their local needs and influences.

 

Further, the greatness of India has been in accepting the best from all the invaders and intermingling the new customs and styles with the existing – this is visible in all aspects – music, dance, painting, sculptures, and architecture.

 

Let’s continue our tour and look at the other heritage sites of India.

 

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Lists of UNESCO World Heritage Site of India – Part V

Continuing our journey of the Indian Subcontinent we will relive some really fascinating heritage sites of the country. India is a culturally rich country. People from different religions, castes and ethnic groups reside in our country adding to its vibrancy and diversity. Each ethnic group in our country has its own tale of origin and its set of unique traditions and culture.

 

Hoot…Hoot…fasten your seat belts!

 

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