Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Before she knew, the twisting and winding path took her deep into the pine forest. She turned around to see if there was a trail, but all she could see were the tall coniferous trees. Still, silent, observant of the entangled thoughts. She felt goosebumps on her soft skin. What if this was a black hole of pines? The only saving grace was the bright sun, playing hide and seek. There were no clouds, but the pines were tall enough to block the light every now and then. 

Her feet started aching. Her head was spinning. The beautiful wonderland forest was becoming a maze of illusions. The green pine trees, lined in rows, with mountains in the backdrop, looks prettier in pictures. She was thirsty, and her stomach was growling. She called out for help, but there was no reply. She didn't pay much heed to the chirping, or the rustling. Tired, broken, and with lost hope, she rested herself on a flat stone. The stone was wet. She closed her eyes, and drifted away to sleep. She dreamt of her childhood days, spent in the woods of her hometown. It was a small town, with dense forests. She knew the trees, the shrubs and the creepers. They grew up together with her. The riverbed was her afternoon hideout. 

A familiar sound woke her up. It sounded the same, like the gushing of the clear stream. She pulled herself up. A bit of hope fluttered in her heart. Climbing higher up the rock, she raised herself on her toes, just to sight a clear sparkling stream of water. The sun rays created a mystical glistening sight. She slowly but steadily walked up to the stream, cupped the crystal clear water, sipping the drops. Her lips quivered, he heart jostled the lost hope. Walking along the bank of the stream, she could see the clear blue sky, the green path ahead. It was no longer meandering aimless. 

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Every cloud has a silver lining - The Sunshine Award

Life is a tough journey, irrespective of the famous saying - "life is what you make it". This is true to an extent, but sometimes as a human being, you tend to loose yourself, and bow to the difficulties. 
In such days, when you get nominated for an award by a fellow blogger, the feeling is indescribable. This makes me feel proud of what I do. It also makes me confident and motivated. 

Dr Gauri Kekre is a dentist by profession, full time mom of two little sweethearts, and a multifaceted blogger. She pens down recipes, some amazing DIY projects, reviews and a her thoughts. She blogs at Mindbrew

Thank you for nominating me for this award Gauri. I feel privileged.   


Rules of the sunshine award
  • Display award on your blog with a post
  • Show gratitude to the person and link back the person who nominated you 
  • Nominate up to 10 of your favorite deserving bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the   blogosphere
  • Link the nominees in your post and let them know
  • Write TEN interesting things about yourself  

Nominating a specific number of blogger friends for awards is a difficult task. Here, I nominate a selected few, blogs which have touched my heart. I sincerely hope they will accept the sunshine award. 
Nirjharini - www.ruchirashukla.com  by Ruchira Shukla
Between write and wrong - www.sakshinanda.com by Sakshi Nanda
Words - www.sarusinghal.com by Saru Singhal
Memoirs of a homemaker - www.janakinagaraj.com by Janaki Nagaraj
Juztamom - www.juztamom.blogspot.in by Sfurti Sinha
Thoughtless Ramifications - www.poojaabhay.com by Pooja Abhay
A spoonfull of ideas - www.aspoonfullofideas.com by Poornima Kulkarni
A school of thought - www.jaibalarao.com by Jaibala Rao
My unfinihsed life - www.myunfinishedlife.com by Sushmita Sarkar
While the coffee brews - www.whilethecoffeebrews.blogspot.com by Naina Madan
And now, the most tedious. 10 interesting things about me. Well, I am sure I can twist this a bit. So I list down my favorite 10 songs with top of the mind recall. These songs represent my thoughts to a certain extent. 
1. Hero by Mariah Carey

2. Main kaise kahun janeman by Jagjit Singh

3. When you say nothing at all by Ronan Keating

4. Bade achhe lagte hain (Balika Badhu) by Amit Kumar

5. Luka Chhupi bahut hui (Rang de Basanti) by Lata Mangeshkar

6. Taarein zameen par (title track) byShankar Mahadevan 

7. The look by Roxette

8. Aaoge jab tum sajna (Jab we met) by Ustad Rashid Khan

9. You're still the one by Shania Twain

10. Chhota sa ghar hoga (Naukri) by Kishore Kumar 

Leaving you with melodious memories