Author Archives: Indira

About Indira

I knew all along that life is about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now I have discovered that life is also about sharing thought, encouraging others and getting encouraged. So here I am with my blogs about life, friendship, love, and whatever life has taught me.

Enchant Your Everyday- A Month Of Loving The World

Enchant Your Everyday: A Month of Loving the World

Day 11- Today’s word is grace

Enchanting my every day with gracefulness

by  keeping style and composure and elegance

eliminating  ego, selfishness and discrimination

exchanging it with love, compassion and harmony

for all the creatures of the universe

in all aspects of life

whether having success and happiness

or feeling little low and  down

Grace is rather being like The Sun

who keeps its elegance, beauty and composure

always intact

whether rising up or whether setting down

sunset

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The Daily Post- Sudden Shift

The Daily Post- Sudden Shift

 

You’re at the beach with some friends and/or family, enjoying the sun, nibbling on some watermelon. All of a sudden, within seconds, the weather shifts and hail starts descending from the sky. Write a post about what happens next.

It was a very pleasant weather. We friends decided to spend the morning at sea beach. Some started swimming and some just sat on the sand enjoying water melon.

Younger one started playing Frisbee.

Idling on the sea beach has its own charm.

We decided to stay on till evening. We had enough munching material.

We were not alone. Good whether has attracted many locals and tourists were adding to the charm with their colourful attire.

All of a sudden whether changed and hail started from the sky. All hell broke loose.

The first thing everyone tried to save their heads while running to shelter.

In our beach area there is not much to take refuge in.

Whatever one could lay hands on, towel, scarf, stole snatched and covered their head. One woman, who unluckily swam far, came back and running covering her head with her hands as if it will save her from naphthalene size hails. One boy even tried to hide under water but could not stay for a long time.

We were all running towards road to reach my house. It was just across the road but reaching that much without covering our self was a hard task as running on the sand itself is a tough job, imaging that to do with wet clothes.

Those who came with a big sheets took three four person under their wrap.

Worst hit were people who came to take a bath in sea after shaving their head and performing some ritual. There is one Hindi proverb’ सिर मुंडाते ही ओले पडे’ means misfortune in the very first adventure. Poor fellows.

Surprisingly no one lose their spirit. They were cooing, and shouting, cheering up and trying to help each other. They were not thinking about locals or outsiders. Suddenly they were as one under tough situation and that was heart rising.

People always come together in tough times.

 

 

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Enchant Your Everyday

Enchant Your Everyday: A Month of Loving the World

Enchant Your Everyday: A Month of Loving the World

Day 10- Today’s word is- Feather

If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism will run off as from a duck’s back.~Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards 

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Enchant Your Everyday- magic

Enchant Your Everyday: A Month of Loving the World

A Month of Loving the World

Day 9- Today’s word is -MAGIC

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.

Wolfgang Von Goethe

MAGIC

enchanting my day with magic of

sunrise

its rays enter  my window

enlightening everything

evaporating dampness

giving a gleam to my face

filling me with  purity

saying

don’t lie in the bed

get up there is so much to do 

whole  day is there

just get up 

and start doing something

better start your day

looking at mirror

smiling

tell yourself

‘I love myself’

then only

you can love the world

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The Daily Post- The Stat Connection

The Daily Post- The Stat Connection

My most liked posts are my photography posts.

My assumptions are that readers mostly read other’s posts on WordPress reader.  Photographs give them an instant view of what they are going to get. It’s easy to like them then and there without clicking for original post.

Second place is taken by Friday Fictioneers. They are just 100 words posts. Easy to read and if they attract your fancy then comment.

I always give a good photograph to compensate for my writing. So the third place goes to quotes with lovely, eye catching photographs.

 

Enchant Your Every Day- A Month of Loving the World

Enchant Your Everyday: A Month of Loving the World

Day 8- Today’s word is vision.

Enchanting my day by enhancing my vision. First it was outward so i was having of dreams, some died halfway, some lingered on for more than half period before leaving strength to carry on. Few reached somewhere near the shore but I have no regret as I always followed ‘ if you get what you want, it’s good but if you don’t get what you want better.’

In my childhood I was exactly like Alice when some one asked me what do you want to be when you grow up. I didn’t know where to go, which line to take up, which way to go. No dreams, no aspirations. Whatever my mother though was good enough for me.

“One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”
– Lewis Carroll

 
Not in childhood but for a long time I just drifted along the waves, going in the direction winds were taking me. As if there is a certain path some great power has etched for me I had to follow it. 
I was ashamed of myself because ” 
“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.” – Helen Keller
 
After my marriage I resigned from my job and started looking after my family and then I realized that yes, this was my dream to have children and look after my family just like my mother. With love, concern and care. I wanted nothing else, no name or fame. Only a loving and caring husband and lovely, affectionate children, There dream was my dream. God has sent me to earth for this only.
 
Now children all settled in their life, I retrospect. 
perhaps I never had the  ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.
Instead of crying about what I did not get I changed my way and started doing whatever life presented me  with. I expanded my vision by running away from hate, gossiping, jealousy and recognized that other’s success was the fruit of their hard work.
I tried to put my vision to reality and my dreams to reasoning.
Now I believe fully that,
 “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside awakens.” – Carl Jung
 
“The master of the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which; he simply pursues his vision of excellence in whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.”- Buddha

Meditating

Meditating

 

 

 

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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