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Writing 101, day 14: Recreate a single day

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Writing 101, day 14: Recreate a single day.

Magic of Hug

Only once in my life time I did a mischievous act and got punished for it. Friends do it every time play prank on others and got away with it. 

I pulled the chair when my friend was going to sit, she fell down. Nothing happened to her but the chair’s arm fell down too. I was summoned to Mother Superior. She calmly fined me Rs. 13 without any scolding.

When I told my mother, She paid the fine but she scolded me terribly even after me saying sorry to her and my friend, and also that it was my first mischief. Wasn’t I her youngest and pet child? How could she do it to me? 

 I did not eat and went to sleep early. 

After some time I felt a warm drop on my cheek and a hand patting my head.

I got up. Mother was there with food and requested me to eat. In fact I was very hungry and secretly waiting for that.

She hugged me and made me promise never to do it again.

I love you and miss you maa.

बहुत पड़ी थी डांट
शरारत खूब जो की थी
खींचे गए थे कान
शिकायत सबने की थी
रोना धोना किया खूब
और बिन खाए ही सो गए
नींद में किसने सर सहलाया
गालों पे दी पप्पी
अरे!मना रही थी अम्मा मुझको
दे जादू की झप्पी|

~ Indira

जादू की झप्पी



Writing 101, Day 12: Critique a piece of work

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Writing 101, Day 12: Critique a piece of work

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee.’ – “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” 

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

 'Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird."

“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

I received this book recently as a present from my daughter.

And I’m really thankful to her for introducing me to a fine piece of writing. It is the best book I have read so far.

I know I’m late and almost everyone might have read it.

Frankly my first reaction after going through 2/3 pages was not good. I found it a little boring and when I reached the last pages, I was still unclear about few things but the end completely changed my view.I started reading it again slowly and this time I was completely bowled over by the Finesse of this book.

I don’t know how to write a book review so please bear with me.

She writes with all the innocence of an 8 years old child Jem . About her love for her family, sympathy for her neighbours and the people of her locality and racism other prejudices found in normal local people and also about how human nature works  .

Harper Lee’s abilities to write are of very higher level.

Her description of locality, their inhabitants are so vivid, I could visualize perfectly.

In fact In fact I was so immersed in the narrators character that I was living the

whole story. I could visualize and relate with the housewives afternoon gathering

for tea and gossiping.

She has depicted the look of a small Alabama town in 1935 so well, it looks like a

painting easy enough to grasp the feel of that time.

She had depicted very well first the childhood innocence of Jem  love and care of

Her father in whom arms she found the comfort and his advice ,

 “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” Harper Lee,

 , concern and care of a brother and his  plays and fights with his sister Jem and their

common friend. How Jem her brother and friend were curious and tried every trick

to get a look at the most talked about character Boo of that famous haunted Radly house.

She describes how their heart was broken by the racism and and  fights for difference of opinion in their so called peace loving locality.

 the racism ‘ “Scout,” said Atticus, “nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don’t mean anything—like snot-nose. It’s hard to explain—ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody’s favoring Negroes over and above themselves. It’s slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody.”- Harper lee

Telling much will spoil the suspense of the book.

In my opinion this is a what we call a perfect, wonderful and  captivating book and a must read for all.

I’m going to read it for a third time as every time I discover something new.




13 Words Story! Viewpoint

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Congratulations on writing 1000 posts on Indira’s Blog!1,000 Posts


Past is past, whether good or bad, don’t let it cloud the present.



” A little foolishness, enough to enjoy life, and a little wisdom to avoid the errors… that will do.”~ Osho

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Ho Na Ho- हो ना हो

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नज़रों से नज़रें मिलीं,
दिल ने दिल से बात की ‘
शब्द अर्थहीन लगें
हों ना हों |

दोनों ने एक दूजे को,
प्यार दिया, मान दिया
सौगातों की दरकार क्या ,
हों ना हों |
मन मिले, मिले विचार,
जिन्दगी से आत्मा,
तन की बिसात  क्या ,
हो ना हो |

दोस्ती जनम जनम की,
जिन्दगी भी जी ही लिए
मौत से अब डरना क्या ,
हो तो हो |


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“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” Paulo Coelho

Vuda Park, Visakhapatnam

Vuda Park, Visakhapatnam




Writing 101, Day 10: Let the scene write itself

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Writing 101, day 10-

Let the scene write itself

Scene 1-

I’m sitting on a rock on the sea beach watching immersion of Idols of Goddes Durga. Just four days ( some celebrate for 9 days as Navaratri) ago we were worshiping her with full fun and frolics, with flowers and sweets. Now it is time for her to go back to her abode  hence the immersion in the sea.


Scene 2 –

After one week I’m sitting at the same place. I observed  remnants of the those beautiful idols washed ashore by the waves. Sea never keeps anything. It returns whatever is offered to it.

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It makes me think

Why we are arrogant, stubborn and hyper

Why we fight for class, color, cast or creed

Why we have become so intolerant

Why we are not compassionate, compatible and friendly

There are so many whys…

Why for petty things we pull out dagger

When the end is same for the king or beggar



Limerick Challenge Week 6: Pride

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Limerick Challenge Week 6: Pride hosted by mind and life matters( Rashmi)


I take pride in my sense of humor

It is like an ingrained tumor

It goes on increasing

Never stops breathing

Come whatever may, turmoil or tremor

Image source- Google Images

Image source- Google Images


Writing 101, Day 9: Writing and not writing

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Writing 101, Day 9: Writing and not writing

What do you do when you’re not writing?

Either laying around, of course after completing all the chores.


Nothing more refreshing than

Positive gossip

Friendly communication

Good for mind and soul



But not 

Mindless gossiping

Peeping in everyone’s life

Bad and boring game.


What do you need in your day-to-day life to maintain balance: Running? Yoga? Gardening? Painting? Cooking?

Everything Especially going for morning walk either in the park or sea beach, except gardening.








Positive gossip

Friendly communication

Good for mind and soul



Writing 101, Day 8: Reinvent the letter format

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Writing 101- Reinvent the letter format

A Letter To My Alter Ego

My dear alter ego,

You knew very well that I never like to write about myself. Still you coaxed me into it saying that it will help me to know myself and its time I should acknowledge my plus and minus points.

I was always a coward. I feared darkness, ghosts, and loneliness. I was afraid of fights, violence, criticism, failure and losing my friends and near and dear ones.

It was you, who gave me strength, courage and hope to come out of darkness, face fears and fight with them.

You only taught me that not being perfect is all right.

You said one cannot win all the times but the joy of participating is bigger than everything.

You taught me to stand for whatever one thinks is right.

You taught me the pleasure of sharing and caring as well as one should not feel guilty in enjoying things in life, it is not a sin.

You always had to be vigilant to keep me on the right tracks.

You knew that  if you take even a wink then I will go inside my shell like a turtle.

I want to confess that I’m grateful to have such a nice friend like you. 

You are my conscience. 

Please never ever leave me.

Love you.

Yours forever


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