Thursday, July 19, 2018

If I were having coffee with you !

Thanks to shilpa garg  and her blog from whom I have borrowed this idea of 'If I were having coffee with you'.. if not for this I might not have anything to write here and this place would  slowly but surely be dying down...

It's been a  while, so let's start the coffee conversations...

1) If I were having coffee with you I would tell you how I am all restless now a days..may be it's the many problems at work place ..but there is something off.. it is.

2) while savouring the coffee I would tell you how I have enrolled my self to not one but two online courses on Udemy, please do check out this website as it has great online courses on variety of subjects, right from linear equations to creative writing...

3) I would also tell you that though  I have enrolled but unlike the first course which I completed in record time and got the certification also, these two courses have been gathering dust for some time  in my account, it has got something to do with my restlessness.. I just can't pinpoint the reason.

4) To be honest I am missing the work pressure , the pressure to deliver and complete tasks and projects and that is exactly why I started these courses so that I would have some goals to work towards but somehow I am just not able to bring my self to get cracking on it...

5) Also I would tell you how I am hooked on to 'amazon prime' nowadays.  I have been watching English movies back to back and to my own surprise I am quite liking it... surprise because I was never a fan of English music and movies.  Even during my teens and college years when my entire gang was into English movies, I somehow stayed away.. so I think I  am having a delayed teenage bout right now!! :)

6) Towards the end of our conversation I would tell you that I got two short stories published on juggernaut,  and I am pretty happy about it....yayy!! 

7) Before we sign off and fix a day for the next coffee date let me tell you that I am in awe of the way social media has been drowning all of us with it's variety and options but one thing which really upsets me is how all the bloggers who were once regular and  were a treat to read have just disappeared and are on Instagram and's all good but Blogging had it's own charm...don't you agree??

8) This coffee date won't be complete if I don't tell you that I really do not know how long I would be able to keep this blog  going.. but I am sure I would try my best to keep this place alive and kicking as long as possible. 

 I hope you liked the coffee though !

Monday, February 26, 2018

Ideas... post no. 19 - blog marathon

I am an idea queen, and I can bet that so are many of us.  It is easy to dole out ideas one after another but difficult is execution. I love it when I see any of my idea getting shape and changing into reality.

 It takes lot of hard work, planning and grit and a never say die attitude to get the ideas turn into solid work done.

I have seen many people toying with ideas for years together but never mustering the courage to take that first step which will be the cornerstone for making a brilliant idea into a brilliant work done.

Rest in peace

The news of the untimely death of legendary Sridevi is heartbreaking.

I had her posters all over my place during my teen years.. her songs in Chandni will still make you dance.  A huge loss to all of us.

Only one request to all those who are incessantly talking about the ‘surgeries’ that contributed to her death, please stop.  You do not know the realities of some one’s life, so let it be.

My heart goes out to her two daughters for whom this is a huge shock and life must be on a stand still for them. If we are so shocked and saddened just imagine what they might be going through.

May her soul rest in peace.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Faith - poetry - post no. 17- blog marathon

Traversing through the maze of life

I struggled through many a strife

Shade and sun played havoc

Amidst chaos I ran amok

It was Faith that calmed me down

Made me smile instead of frown

Faith enveloped me like a blanket

Keeping me away from any lament

This is the beauty of faith and belief

It blesses you with strength and relief

Faith is my calm, my boon

On  many dark nights it’s my shining moon

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Just a rant - post no. 16- blog marathon

Why do I write?

I have asked this question to myself many times and always got the answer that I love writing. 

I am never really far away from the idea of writing, anything I do , at the end of the day I feel satisfied if I had written something that day.  Then you may ask, if that is the case then why so few blog posts even after 10 years of blogging ? Your question is absolutely valid.. sometimes I just am not able to put my feelings on to the paper .. or on to a new blog post.  Every thought just reverberates in my mind and some how I am unable to put anything in black and white. For example today I am all restless there is so much going on in the work front and so much to do but I am not able to concentrate.. I wanted to write  that's it. 

I know it sounds like more of a rant than a genuine post,yes, because I have so much to say but no idea how to say and what to say... before I confuse you any more let me stop.

By the way...Yay!! I just crossed  the half way  mark of my blog marathon!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Movie Review - post no. 15 - blog marathon

Saw the movie ‘Padman’ today, what a movie ! It is awe inspiring to know that in real life a man struggled so much to provide comfort to women. He meddled into a subject which is considered taboo till date. 

This movie based on the life and work of Padmashri Arunachalam Muruganantham is a beautiful depiction of the extra ordinary struggle and success of an ordinary man.

Akshay Kumar’s acting is absolutely brilliant, natural and on the point.  Do watch it just to assure yourself that struggles pay off, they really do!

Monday, February 19, 2018

longing for the life in this poetry - post no. 14 - blog marathon

Black swans swam around elegantly
aqua blue water, rippled round
crimson leaves swirled and scattered
pebbles gathered along the bank

picture courtesy : internet

flowers strewn around
under the blossoming trees
couples sat under them holding hands
whispering sweet nothings

Black swans turned around gracefully
gleaming waters shimmered along
warm sunlight fell on the wooden bench
on to happy feet
basking in the sunshine oh so gratefully!