The Daily Post- Say Your Name

The Daily Post- Say Your Name– Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?

My father was ardent follower of Late prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Indira was his daughter’s name.So he named me Indira. He might have had some aspirations that I too will become someone like Indira Gandhi. Joking.

My father never did thrust his dreams on his children. He advised us to do whatever we like but with full conviction and our  give it our 100 %.

I assume here that probably everyone knows about India’s only female Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.She was a central figure of the Indian National Congress.

Indira Gandhi was India’s third prime minister, serving from 1966 until 1984, when her life ended in assassination. She was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister.

I think there is no story behind my name except my father liked this name too much.

There is no chance change it for anything as this has become my identity , reminds me of my father and I love when all my virtual friends address me with it.

pencil sketch by Indira

pencil sketch by Indira

 

 

MUNDANE MONDAY CHALLENGE #45- Smoke

Mundane Monday Challenge #45

The Naval helicopters Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv, Chetaks performed Search and Rescue – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/indias-naval-might-on-full-display-in-vizag/#sthash.2Qyj4455.dpuf

The rehearsals of Naval helicopters performing  search and rescue operation on RK beach on 7th February in front of Prime Minister Shri Nrendra Modi, left a trail of smoke.

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The Daily Post- Live to Eat

Live to Eat

Some people eat to live, while others live to eat. What about you? How far would you travel for the best meal of your life?

This prompt reminded me of a time when I was 6 years old. My father was on leave that so we together were having our lunch. After eating my normal diet I asked my mother for one more chapati as the veg-curry was very good. My father said, just because this curry is good you will eat more and then get sick. This is not good. He patiently explained that we live to eat. Taste does matter but don’t eat more than necessary even if one gives you best dish.

He said  mostly what people eat is , half is for their stomach  and  half is for the doctors.

I liked the advice. Till now I never eat more tan I have worked for.  Moderation in everything is my key. So I can say that I eat to live and not live to eat but whatever I eat  should be tasty and good to look at. No indulgence for food for me. If I am having craving for sweets or any other favorite dish I will arrange my food in such a way that quantity will not exceed the total amount what I eat regularly. I’ll maintain  balance. Eat less but good is my motto.

On the other hand if I’m hungry and good, healthy, hygienic food is not available near by , either I will not eat or go wherever it is available, I’m ready to travel to far away to get that. Rules would be same. Everything in moderation.

Sunday Quotes Challenge

PASTOR WRINKLES QUIPS & QUOTES 2-7-16

Pastor Wrinkles Quips & Quotes 2-7-16

  1. All moments are beautiful, only you have to be receptive and surrendering. All moments are blessings, only you have to be capable of seeing. All moments are benedictions. If you accept with a deep gratitude, nothing ever goes wrong.~ Osho

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Friday Fictioneers- Regret

 

Thanks Rochelle for the prompt and  © Erin Leary for the PHOTO PROMPT

5 February 2016

PHOTO PROMPT © Erin Leary

REGRET

I was watching lilies, water and  beautiful scenery, with romance in my heart. 

 When will we get married honey?

 I have given four years to our relationship and now wanted to settle down with him.

 My father has threatened to kick me out of inheritance if I marry you. But, just because I promised you, I’ll marry you.

Regret in his tone was brimming out.

Just because you promised me and not because you love me?

 He mumbled something.

 Fuming I left.

 I haven’t heard a word from him since then.

 No,I did not push him in the pond.

 

Enchant Your Everyday: A Month of Loving the World

Enchant Your Everyday: A Month of Loving the World

7th Feb- Today’s word is 

Temperance.

Temperance to me means a real strong iron will or self-control. With this type of self-control one can win over his obsessions of not only alcohol but other vices too.

It surprises me when I see people going to off limit to get right fuel for their cars, bikes etc. but when it comes to their body, they gladly, without thinking or hesitation put any thing into it. Be it alcohol, fatty, unhygienic and spicy foods. They don’t love themselves actually.

Temperance is one quality with which you can control any obsession or vices you have. It seems difficult but is not impossible.

I have seen people spoil not only own but their family by too much drinking. They just need an excuse t drink. If they are sorry they drink, if they are happy they drink to celebrate.

I’m like John Burns, who says,

I neither drink nor smoke, because my schoolmaster impressed upon me three cardinal virtues; cleanliness in person, cleanliness in mind; temperance.” 

 

” Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul.”

Frances E. Willard

I also believe that,

” There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.

‘ I love to drink, pure water.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Daily Post- Critical Eye

Critical Eye

Write about the subject you usually blog about as if you were a music critic.

I loved music since childhood , any type of music. Classical, semi classical, filmy,non filmy, gazels, kavvali,  you name it and I love it. Only it has to be soft and melodious to my ears. I find singers, musicians and composers job very difficult. I can never do any of this job in my this life time so how can  i become a music critic without having knowledge of  every aspect music.

But, yes I can understand lyrics fully.

So if by any chance I have to become music critic I would choose the  lyrics as  my subject of criticism . especially Hindi film’s lyrics. Nowadays so many raunchy songs, some with meaningless words, some with slang has captured the market. They give these words a catchy tune, fine beats fit for dancing as they become hit.

One thing also surprises me a song is good if the lyrics are good or its music is good. They should be complementary to each other. What matters more?

Otherwise how come a song like,

“Why This Kolaveri Di”

yo boys i am singing song
soup song
flop song
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
rhythm correct
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
maintain please
why this kolaveri..di

distance la moon-u moon-u
moon-u color-u white-u
white background night-u nigth-u
night-u color-u black-u

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

white skin-u girl-u girl-u
girl-u heart-u black-u
eyes-u eyes-u meet-u meet-u
my future dark

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

maama notes eduthuko
apdiye kaila snacks eduthuko
pa pa paan pa pa paan pa pa paa pa pa paan
sariya vaasi
super maama ready
ready 1 2 3 4

whaa wat a change over maama

ok maama now tune change-u

kaila glass
only english..

hand la glass
glass la scotch
eyes-u full-aa tear-u
empty life-u
girl-u come-u
life reverse gear-u
lovvu lovvu
oh my lovvu
you showed me bouv-u
cow-u cow-u holi cow-u
i want u hear now-u
god i m dying now-u
she is happy how-u

this song for soup boys-u
we dont have choice-u

why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di

can become a super duper hit song of the year.

I believe lyrics of any song should be meaningful, delightful and inspiring.

There are many item songs with double meaning  are clouding the market.

Where are those melodious, meaningful,inspiring songs which use to take the story forward?

There is no dearth of poets like,  Neeraj, Pandit pradeep, Haivanshrai bachchan , Shailendra, Javed Akhata, Gulzar Prasoon Joshi, Irshad Kamil ……Ican give thousands of name here. 

Writers also mostly follow the trend of market and not the content. Jo bikta hai wo chalta hai. At the end of the day everyone wants to earn money. So until unless listener’s taste develops this trend will go on and my critics job will be successful as I’ll have lot more song to criticize.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Daily Post- Second Time Around

The Daily Post- Second Time Around– Tell us about a book you can read again and again without getting bored — what is it that speaks to you?

Not only one but any book by Osho is good enough to read again and again. His philosophy, simple way of explaining it and simple meditation Technics make him a wonderful read. All the quotes will certainly illustrate why i love to read him again and again.

Here are some quotes from his books which every one would find enlightening and delightful.

“Love is authentic only when it gives freedom. Love is true only when it respects the other person’s individuality, his privacy.”

“Don’t be bothered by perfection. Replace the word ‘Perfection’ by ‘Totality. Totality will give you a different dimension.”

“The only thing that matters in life, is your own opinion about yourself.”

“Don’t be angry at life. It is not life that is frustrating you, it is you who are not listening to life.”

“Life is not logic, life is not philosophy. Life is a dance, a song, a celebration! It is more like love and less like logic.”

“Intelligence never grows by imitation: Intelligence grows by experimentation. Intelligence grows by taking challenges.”

“You just listen to your own heart – that is your only teacher. In the real journey of life, your own intuition is your only teacher.”

On Parenting- 

” People misunderstand that loving their children is to cater to whatever they ask for. If you get them everything they ask for, it is stupidity, isn’t it? When you are loving, you can do just whatever is needed. When you truly love someone, you are willing to be unpopular and still do what is best for them.”

” What do you know about life to teach your children? A few survival tricks are the only things you can teach. Please compare yourself with your child and see who is capable of more joy? Your child, isn’t it? If he knows more joy than you, who is better qualified to be a consultant about life, you or him?

When a child comes, it’s time to learn, not teach. When a child comes, unknowingly you laugh, play, sing, crawl under the sofa, and do all those things that you had forgotten to do. So it is time to learn about life.”

” It is very important a child remains a child; there is no hurry to make him into an adult because you can’t reverse it later. When he is a child and he behaves like a child, it’s wonderful. When he becomes an adult and behaves like a child, that’s bad. There is no hurry for a child to become an adult.”

Osho Wallpaper

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/hindu2/2014/10/250-osho-quotes-on-love-life-and-meditation

Osho’s ” Bhagawat Geeta Ka Manovigya(6 Vols set)”

& “Patanjali Yog Sutra (5 Vols)”

amongst his several books are very enlightening. They available in English also.