Weekly Photo Challenge: Warmth

Presently I’m on Gujarat trip. We have been driving like crazy, enjoying the smooth drive, before I forget I must compliment our prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi for commendable development in Gujarat. It is so surprising to see this state flourishing in all aspects.
The moment I reached  Kalo Dungar or Black Hill, the highest point in Kutch, Gujarat India, at 462 m. I was recharged .It is located at 97 km from District headquarters of Bhuj.

This is probably the only place in Kutch from where a panoramic view of Great Rann of Kutch is possible. I could feel the warmth watching the awesome view from the top. Enjoy 🙂

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Bassanio: The Hero of the evening

In response to DP Prompt: My Hero

I have attended the annual day of The Cambridge School today, my son is the hero of the evening. He has played Bassanio in Shakespeare’s classic play “Merchant of Venice”. He looked so cute in the costume, very confident on the stage and a good orator. He set the mood with his opening dialogue.

“Antonio, there is a lady in Belmont who has inherited much wealth. And she is beautiful. Sometimes i have received from her eyes lovely unspoken messages. Her name is Portia, famous suitors set sail from all the four directions to seek her hand. My Antonio if only i had the means to compete with them, my instincts assure me i would undoubtedly succeed!”

I enjoyed the scene between him and Portia when he said while choosing and opening the lead casket,”What do i find here? The portrait of the lovely Portia!”

When Bassanio comes to know that Antonio’s bond to Shylock has been forfeited and he has to face the death penalty, Portia says,“Waste no more time Bassanio ! Off to Venice.”

In fact Portia, Gratiano and Antonio have also played their part very nicely.

No doubt he is MY HERO today…..well, he escorted the chief guest marching smartly, moreover he participated in the group dance also. Here are few photos of the event clicked with my mobile. The quality of the photos may not be good, notwithstanding that enjoy the glimpse of his performances……I was on the seventh sky…. so happy to see him performing on the stage. That’s all from me today, Happy Christmas to all !!! 

Wheels for my Santa

You get to choose one gift — no price restrictions — for any person you want. The caveat? You have to give it anonymously. What gift would you give, and to whom?

It has to be a red Lamborghini and it would be for my elder son.

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It is an ideal gift for him which he will treasure so much. He was a small child when he had seen it for the first time, since then he has been dreaming that he is driving it zip zap zoom on the express way and with him sitting his brother….Yes you read it correctly his bro and NOT his girl friend.We would have also accompanied him if it was a four seater. Alas! it is a two seater wonder.

He is going to be eighteen this Christmas, yes ! my son shares Lord Jesus’s birthdate……our lucky charm ! and he would be elated to get a gift from Secret Santa. Every year Santa gifts him a goodies bag and stocking fillers but this time it would be wow! a car ! that too a glamorous one…..

This is the poem you will enjoy reading how the family reacted to his birth on Christmas day…… 

Well, here comes the most memorable moment of my life
A moment of pride, the ultimate bliss of wife
When my eldest son arrived in the world
So accomplished, blessed, complete I felt
Excitement at peak, wishes were being pelt
All my worries, anxiety and the pain melt

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The enchanting Light ( Flash Fiction Chain # 3)

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The following work of flash fiction is in collaboration with my fellow blogger Jithin of Pho Trablogger . The picture that you see above ,is his creative photography which inspired this piece of fiction writing . Please click HERE and provide your valuable feedback on this picture. Also you can check out his blog for more wonderful pictures and travel related posts….I am sure you will enjoy them … (This flash is meant to be continued by another blogger, so i have written it in a way that would ease its continuation… 🙂 )

 Character List:

Rebecca: Protagonist (  the main character)

Samantha: Rebecca’s mother

David Lyngdoh: Samantha’s husband and Rebecca’s father

Joe: Smantha’s childhood friend

Eda: Joe’s daughter and Rebecca’s friend

Kavin; An elderly widower works as supervisor in the monastery


 It was a gorgeous dawn. The glow of the early winter sunrise covered the sky with yellowish golden and red hues. The glistening pearls of night dew were enjoying the warmth of the sunlight clung to the blades of the lush green grass. Rebecca got up early with the first ray of light. The stillness of the early morning scene reminded her of the famous quote,”Dawn is  friend of the muses.”

There were lots of activities going on in the premises. The monks were getting ready for the chanting of mantras, lamas looked fresh and energetic in orange robes. They were busy cleaning the assembly hall. The monastery rituals were to be completed in time. 

Rebecca took a deep breath and thanked God for the beautiful day. It was her fortieth birthday. Though she touched forty but she looked quite young for her age. A well toned petite figure, firm breasts, wrinkle less face, high cheek bones, straight lustrous mahogany hairs made her look much younger for her age.

She had two glasses of warm water, did bit of stretching and went for a shower. Draped in colorful satin wrap around and a woolen red coat she was looking pretty.
Quickly she had her prayers, settled for a light breakfast of boiled corns and a dry toast, she poured red herbal tea in a tall bamboo glass. The aroma of her freshly brewed tea filled the air with a scent of cinnamon. In the meanwhile her mother, Samantha brought roasted puffed rice in a bowl for her which she politely refused. She reminded her about the morning assembly.

“ I hope you did not forget about the assembly mom !  I have to reach the hall to see the seating arrangements. So much to do !….Butter tea and muffins have to be prepared. Ah! that reminds me,  have you told Kavin uncle to get fresh flowers for decoration?” Rebecca asked Samantha. Continue reading The enchanting Light ( Flash Fiction Chain # 3)

Education n Health: Panacea for Modern India

Education And Health International (EHI): a perfect blend of Health and Education HCiconRGB

“There’s a need for accepting responsibility for a person’s life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short -term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education.” This is one of the Buzz Aldrin quotes which reinforces the need of health and education in the society. “Health for all and Education for all” remains our national priority. While there’s still a long way to go before India is anyway near achieving that goal, there are indications that things are moving in the right directions. It’s a well known fact,”Good health supports successful learning as much as successful learning supports good health”. According to WHO “Health education is any combination of learning experiences designed to help individuals and communities improve their health, by increasing their knowledge or influencing their attitudes.” Continue reading Education n Health: Panacea for Modern India

Last but not the Least

For our final trio prompt of the year, write about any topic you wish, but make sure your post features a bookcase, something cracked, and a song you love.

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How I wish I could read new books on the shelves 

I don’t see any chance in the coming days friends

My hands are full, my son is here for winter vacations

I have to attend so many parties, dinners n salutations

Writing Flash fiction story is another addiction  Continue reading Last but not the Least