Sunday, April 23, 2017

#MoreIndianThanYouThink: Eileen Destiny!!!



The vivacious EILEEN DESTINY  
I don’t have an overseas traveling experience so far. So, for my part I don’t have any personal encounters or experiences on the earth beyond the geographical boundaries of my country, India and with people residing in other countries.

Recently, however something happened and I met someone, quite a stranger who made me feel that they are #MoreIndianThanYouThink


Seriously!!

Since last few months I have stirred up one of my long suppressed passions…i.e. Photography. I do a hail lot of nature photography these days that includes sun rises, sun sets and flowers mostly. Every morning, I update my FB TimeLine with some photos along with few lines as Good Morning Messages. Need not to say, I get enough likes and I have developed few regular readers too.

One fine day, I got a message on FB messenger from a girl asking me about a restaurant at my place. It was from Eileen Destiny who I didn’t know or I can say I hadn’t noticed her reactions and comments to my FB posts till then. She had been a constant admirer of my Flower photography and is a regular reader of my updates.

I was excited as I checked her profile and came to know that she was from Singapore. I gave her all the details about the restaurant she had asked about and then asked her, as a courtesy though, that if she would visit my place anytime, I would like to meet her.

Guess what??

After two day, I got a message again from her…

Hey..Tina

I’m coming to your place tomorrow for a Business meeting. How about meeting U. Can you make it…let me know!!

Luv

I was excited and bit confused at the same time. I was scared to meet a complete stranger that to a foreigner. I was apprehensive too thinking what impression she might have about India and Indian. Nevertheless, I asked one of my friends to accompany me and finally we went to meet her at a restaurant.

In India I found my Destiny…That’s why I have suffixed Destiny to my name, said the vivacious Eileen as we gradually went on talking.


I was amazed when she told us how in India finally she found her purpose of life. A spoilt tom boy since her childhood, she had left Singapore, her Country, to Australia at her early twenties. She had always been an entrepreneur in her heart and followed the same after her education. On her early thirties she became a successful entrepreneur but at the cost of her own health and mind. The stress she had gathered while facing/overcoming challenges, the betrayals from her surroundings, the helpless times, and the acute business loses at times had taken a toll on her body ruining it to the core.

Incidentally six year back, she visited India for business deal. And after that…her life took a positive turn with healing, positivity and happiness. She has visited many countries for travelling overseas is the nature of her business, but its India that made her feel the Second home.

I had never expected that she might know India so much in detail.in fact more than an Indian can do...probably. Not only places…that included some interior parts and villages, but she knew many cultures, tastes and festivals of India.  The Indian way of life, food and clothing those are as diversified as trees in a dense forest, and this girl was knowing them as if she had been born brought up here…isn’t it amazing!! Even I can’t claim so much of knowledge about India Yaar. And, you know what, she even knows the language…yeah…I mean she can even understand (though a little) Marathi too.




I mean…I am really feeling inarticulate to express my amazement that I felt in those few hours knowing that someone could be #MoreIndianThanYouThink
Like Lufthansa Airlines....

A perfect journey starts with a heartfelt “Namaste”.










Saturday, April 15, 2017

Be a Part of the Race




Be a Part of the Race
But At Your Own Pace
Chase Your Dream
But At Your Own Whim
Spread love And Peace
But Start It with Yourself
Make All Efforts to Be Happy
And The World around You
Will Be exultantly Glee

Sunday, April 9, 2017

I haven’t told you so but I noticed!!



Picture courtesy : www.bonobology.com  
I haven’t told you so but I noticed…

The ‘mogra ka gajra’ you often buy at traffic signals

Hiding that glimmer in your eyes by not looking at me

To see some sparkles on my face as my eyes dance with glee

 

I haven’t told you so but I noticed…

That extra strip of ‘Avomine’ in your wallet

That often I forget to carry while we travel

To deal with my queasiness, nausea and upset health

 

I haven’t told you so but I noticed…

When you truss the straps of my chemise

Even when we are on midst of bitter fight

You unconditionally lend a hand to help me out…

 

Let me tell you…

I haven’t told you so but I noticed,

Whether it’s charging my power bank

Or getting a matching bangle for my new outfit…

The little things you do are real trinkets in my life…



The poem was also published Here


Love is.....when you buy Mogra ka Gajra, matching bangles and Avomine!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Saga Of City Of Dreams



In The City Of Dreams
At Times...It Seems
Somewhere
A Dream is built
With foundations of Hopes and Optimism
While
Somewhere
Destroyed…A Dreamer
With Shattered Aspirations

In The City Of Dreams
It Often Seems…
Both Dawn and Dusk
At Both Horizons
At East And West
Invisibly They Meet
At Every moment
As The Sky Becomes
A Silent Spectator and Witness…

While A Dream is built…Somewhere Shattered a Dreamer at the Same Time

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Essence of Life of A Woman!!


#ItsMeAndMyLife:The Essence Of Living Life Of a Woman!!
SUNSET AT MARINE DRIVES

Sometime It Makes Me Think...

It’s Just About Me and My Life

It’s about

My Choices That Often I make

My Reasons That often Drags Me back

My Excuses That Often I Give out

My Passions That Often I Love

My Fantasies That Often I Treasure

My Realities That Often I suffer

My Glorious Moments That Always I Cherish
My Delights That Often makes me Crazy and Wild

My Ugly feelings That Often I Veil

My Faults That Often Makes Me Fall

My Pain That Often Breaks Me inside
My Hopes That Makes Me Rise From Within 
My Dreams That Gives Me the sight of a new Sky
Where I Can Fly

And the list goes on...

Looking at the Setting Sun

Watching At Its dazzling beams

I feel as if it’s my Own Soul is at The Horizon

Reflecting an Aura of fulfillment and Satisfaction

After a daylong illumination

I lived my Day To the fullest

For the purpose of my creation

And there is an Echo I hear…

That all my tomorrows are going to be full of
Cheers and Laughter

Yes…It’s Just about Me And My Life

The Essence of Living

The Life Of A Women

It’s Me and My Life…. And The Echo Goes on

 


SUNSET AT MARINE DRIVES


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Green leaves, Yellow Flowers!!!


 
Green leaves, Yellow Flowers

Somewhere trees adorned with

Emerald foliage, Colorful flora and vibrant  

That’s how spring entered into our lives

It reminds me...

Same trees had once

In autumn, had lost their leaves

Gone through insufferable ache

Life involves Seasons
Happiness and Pain
No matter what happened in past

Always there awaits a blooming season
For us…It’s Life and its Process

 


Monday, March 13, 2017

#HolikaDahan:If Something We Need To Burn


 
If something we need to Burn
Lets Burn ourselves & the impurities within
Unnecessary Ego and Anger
Insecurities, Negative feelings & Fear
Then we will evolve from Fire
To be painted with
Colors of Purity, Positivity and Cheers