northern lights

northern lights

Monday, 30 June 2014


                Baby declines milk.
                                                        Mother's worry  no end, waits
                                                              for  sane advice.

                                                      Bride all decked
                                                   Declines  demand for dowry.
                                                         Groom's ego hurt.


      Written in response to Haiku Horizon  prompt 'Decline'.
                     pics courtesy google                                            

Sunday, 29 June 2014



                                                      Yummy strawberries
                                                   at dinner table, kids love
                                                          jam and  dessert.

Chandler strawberries.jpg

                                                        Glorious, regal, resplendent.
                                                             King of fruits . 

     Written in response to  Carpe Diem, prompt   # 501                                               

pics courtesy  google

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Purple joy


                                                                Purple  petaled sari
                                                         soothing, charming, tantalising.
                                                                elixir for all  eyes.

Written for Carpe Diem  imagination  # 10  on the photo, given above. Well it is a unique idea, to inspire the participants

Unexpected reunion

Last Saturday, while going to  the University in the 'Metro Train', I met some old friends. I had come to Delhi to collect my mark sheet from the Delhi School of Economics. Oh God, I did not realise that  three years had passed  after I left college. It seemed to be an eternity! After leaving college, I had gone  back to Lucknow, my home town. I had come to Delhi six years ago after graduating in Economics (Hons.) from IT College,Lucknow to study M.A. Economics in the Delhi School of Economics  (DSE). After my M.A. I went back to Lucknow. I got a job  as a lecturer in my old college. My mark sheet had not been received. So I came to collect my mark sheet  from  DSE.
                          I boarded the Metro from Rajiv Chowk. I was lost in thoughts. Rajesh and myself  always met at Rajiv Chowk. He used to come from Patel Nagar and I from Preet Vihar. We used to board the 9.20 am train. If either of us was late , the other one waited for the next train. We always missed our first class, and went straight to the canteen. Rajesh never took coffee. He  was fond of Campa Cola . I used to take coffee. She thought, "Why I am thinking of the past? That was all over!"
  The scene of their last meeting  appeared before her eyes. It was the last day of college. We were in the college canteen. All of a sudden Rajesh asked me my future plans. I told him that I would like to go for a job. "What are your plans for marriage"?, he asked. I had not thought about marriage. I told him that  I was not prepared for marriage. He continued the topic and said,"If I propose to you?" I bluntly told him that marriage was nowhere in my plan of things. He got up and left without a word.
                                                 "Oh God , why I am thinking about him? It was a  chapter closed long ago.But I never forgot our last meeting. Was I love with him?"This question bugged me  many times. I had reached the college  and entered the lift to go to the sixth floor.  The lift had hardly started, when,  in a jiffy a man entered the lift. The lift was fully crowded. At the second floor only I and that man were left alone. The man  pressed the button for the sixth floor, but the lift did not move."Oh god the lift is jammed" and he turned. It was a surprise for him and he blurted out,"You! You are the last person I expected to see here." I was also taken by surprise.He came nearer to me and said,"How is you job?' I told him that I was quite happy' All of a sudden he held my hand. I felt as if an electric current  passed through my whole being. I did not reply. He put his arms round my neck and started kissing my lips. I will not say that I did not like it. In fact I also responded by kissing him like mad. "Oh Rajesh, I want you, I have always wanted you, but my ego did not make me acknowledge my love for you".  Suddenly the lift opened and a large crowd of people had collected there. All of them said in union at the pitch of their voice, "Wish you a happy married life".

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Friday, 27 June 2014


                                                             I dreamt, wow, in multitudes
                                                                          in my garden.

                                                                   Small bees hiding
                                                            inside the yellow buttercups
                                                                            enjoy the nectar.

                                                                           Beautiful buttercups
                                                     soothing yellow hails my eyes,
                                                                                   heart and spirit.

Prompted by Carpe Diems #499  Buttercups

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Where to go!

Ah, my thoughts are only for you

Those days gone, wish they are back.

Hand in hand, our dreams were one,

merrily, happily, gaily and cheerfully

two hearts together, never did they part.

I was the apple of your eyes, your smile,

your gaze your touch, were only for me.

How you forgot the days, we were one!

My very touch is now repulsive for you,

My looks, pleading for a moment’s look

are shunned,  hate showing in your glare

Where to go, my heart, where  can I go

In this vast, wide world, no one is mine.

My only wish now is not to live. But will

God take me in His shelter! No, no!

There is no place for me anywhere. No one is

my own! Without your love, where can I go!!!


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Liebster Award

I have been nominated by madam Soumyaa Verma for the Liebster Award . This is my third Liebster Award,but still I am thrilled to be nominated. I believe that when friends read your  blog and appreciate it, by nominating you for an award, I must acknowledge it and accept it with great humility. Of late, I have seen some bloggers refusing the award. It is no doubt, ones personal opinion. I feel that as  a courtesy, we must accept it. Hence with great humility, I accept the award from Soumyaa.
If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award and you choose to accept it, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.

2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)

3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.

5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.

7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:

8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!

My answers to the questions put to me by Soumyaa ,with answers

1 How tall are you?
I am 5.1”
2. What’s the biggest personal change you’ve ever made?
I got my hair cut after retirement.
3. What would your dream holiday be like ?
I would love to have a holiday with all my family members with me.
4.If you could be a farmer, what would be on your farm?
 I would love to have rows and rows of tulips.
5. Will you ever accept an offer to reality shows like Big Boss?
6. Who’s your favourite literary character?
Mr. Darcy in  Pride and Prejudice.
7. What was the longest that you’ve gone without sleep and what was keeping you awake?
 The day of my marriage. Dinner went on till 1a.m. The ceremony was from 2.30 a.m. to
4.00 am. Departure to the in laws house at 4.30 a. m
8 What’s that one extraordinary person you know?
Naturally, my husband.
9. Are you a bad loser or a good loser?
I am not a loser.
10.What chore you absolutely hate doing?
Making rotis.
11. If ghosts can walk through walls and through human bodies, why don't they fall through the floor?
Never thought about it. Don’t believe in ghosts.

Some points about me:
1 I am a god fearing person.
2. I am very liberal in my approach.
3. I love to cook for my family.
4. I try new recipes. 
5.Fond of making cakes and chocolates for my grand children.
6. My laptop is my ' jaan' .
7. I used to love reading but now due to poor eyesight cannot do so.
8. Knitting is my hobby.
9. I enjoy teaching to my  servants.
10.I  am a home bird. In old age I want to be in my corner with my lap top.

I nominate the following bloggers for the Liebster Award

1. Locomento
2. Rajkumarmilan.
3.Jyotsna Bhatia
4. Vinodini Iyer
5.Athira Jim
6. Payal Aggarwal.
7.Shanmugapriya Rajkumar
8. Renu.
9.Nima Das
 The questions  for the nominees are
 1. What is favourite color ?
  2. How do you see yourself after twenty years?
 3. What sort of books you like to read ?
 4. What do you prefer: love marriage or an arranged marriage?
5. Who is your favourite  character in TV?
6. What is your hobby?
7. Do you like to participate on stage?
8.How  did you start blogging?
9. How much do like Facebook and Twitter?
10. Which Newspaper do you like to read?

Congrats to all the nominees and hope they will accept the award from me.


Shhhh babies sleeping on wordless Wednesday.


Little child sleeping in happiness and family love

Adorable: Karen Wiltshire, 46, soothes her subjects to sleep by making sure the babies have eaten before they arrive before swaying the tiny infants and gently stroking their eyelids

Prop forward: Parents often bring in sentimental props for the babies to pose with, such as this rugby ball

Sweet dreams: Ms Witshire takes pictures of the sleeping tots' cute expressions as they dream during the shoots, which usually take around four hours

What a racket: Ms Wiltshire plays the sound of a hairdryer through a mobile phone app to the babies as she has found they are used to the noise from their mothers drying their hair

Snuggled up: Once they are fast asleep, which can take anything from a few minutes to half an hour, Ms Wiltshire positions the babies for the images on comfy throws

  • Maestro: The mother-of-two from Poole, Dorset, has now won an award in Studio Children Photography by the Guild of Photographers (GoP) for her work

Talented: Ms Wiltshire started taking phtographs of newborns two years ago when she discovered she had a talent in soothing and calming babies in order to pose them completely asleep

Gorgeous: When babies go into deep sleep they start to dream and Ms Wiltshire says that if you wait you can be lucky and capture a fantastic smile or a gorgeous pout

Snugly: Photographs of the babies wrapped up in blankets as they snooze are also a hit with Ms Witlshire's clients

baby sleeping : Little child sleeping in happiness and family love Stock Photo

pics courtesy google