LOOKING IN YOUR EYES

lightThe experience of being outside your room
looking in, would be so delightful
I will see how our love blooms
To find you lost and thoughtful

You will write a letter and smile
The correct words, oh, you won’t find
You will text me a message,worthwhile
Without batting a eyelash,I descry

I’ll blush,when you whisper my name
You will kiss my picture gently
Moving closer to the window pane
My lips will stamp a kiss softly

You wear the shirt I gifted you
I’ll feel so grateful to love you.
I must move as you will leave soon
Oh, I shouldn’t get late to date you….

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Rashmi

Inspiration to “Do or Die” ( Weekly Photo Challenge)

DSC_9365National Defence Acedemy- Inspiration flows in every nook and corner here.

Cadets grow and get trained listening to the great stories of bravehearts,

Diehard soldiers who gave supreme sacrifice for their beloved country. 

Inspiration to go through torturous training 

Inspiration to be tough when the going gets rough

To achieve goals, to taste victory at any cost

To live for the nation, to die for the nation

Motto is do or Die

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In wikipedia words, “The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies. The NDA is located at Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra. It is the first tri-service academy in the world.”

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I Love My soul and my Spirit

Daily Prompt :Publish a post in the style of a favorite author/blogger or photographer.

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No need to do that. I have already mentioned it earlier, right?

Neither this form of flattery is my cup of tea nor my friends/readers will like it. They visit my blog to feel my soul and spirit, they won’t like that’s missing. Would they?

I keep appreciating what others do and post. At times I try to learn new techniques, art of photography as well as special effects from the blogs which I follow but then that is not flattery. I would call it inspiration. I thank them by saying, “Keep inspiring”. ( If you are reading you know what I mean )

I think we all are here because we are talented group of people.

Each one of us have his/her own distinctive style to convey their thoughts.

We are bloggers, photographers, authors, writers and poets but at the same time,

we are individuals who have unique style to present their creations.

So Cheers to our individuality ! To our talent ! Moreover our bonding with each other.

Here we all learn, grow and nurture our passions together and certainly not just cut, copy and paste post in style of others. 

By the way how did you like the pic of my new addition in my lotus pond?

 The photo above is also a result of learning from my well-wishers. Tiny steps to grow as a photographer,eh ! 

Keep inspiring ! 

The Perfect Sky

Skies can be tricky. The best lighting for human subjects is a slight overcast or near dusk/dawn, which can leave your sky a little washed out or darkening. Or if you wait until sunset, you have to get creative with lighting your main subjects (unless the sky is your main subject). Occasionally, you luck out and can get a great sky without sacrificing whatever else is in the picture.

Here are my choices for One Word Photo Challenge: Perfect Sky

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I used to sit and watch for hours....
I used to sit and watch for hours….

Half and Half Makes It Beautiful

This week I’m sharing few images that has two clear halves, literally or figuratively.

In the first photo I have focused on composition like an eagle sitting on a rock and took a photo with an explicit  diagonal dividing line.

While capturing hills I wanted to bring clouds in other half. 

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I tried to bring into balance two opposing visual elements — still and moving ( water and rocks)

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The bottom half of the landscape shows color and sky shows its absence, JENI TMG 093

I took the theme in other directions like I zoomed in on clouds together to form a whole.

Hope you will like my choices of Half and Half. Enjoy few more.

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Dedicated to son ( 3 Quotes 3 Days: Day 2 )

My son no.2 has been appointed as a ‘sports Captain’ of his school. He is now one of the members of the elite cabinet of The Cambridge Convent. I feel happy and proud when I look at the epaulettes on my son’s shoulders. The best part is that my elder son was also selected for the same post while he was in class 12th. He played as school sports captain in basket ball matches.

My son is happier as he followed the foot prints of his elder brother. May God bless them both.

Today my DAY 2 quote is dedicated to him. Love him……DSC_9807

Prince grew up as Buddha

As a kid what did I want to be when I grew up? Might be a kind, helpful and educated human being who can fulfill her small dreams in her life?

It really doesn’t matter to me. I grew up listening to some famous stories of princes who later in their life moved towards enlightenment. Prince Siddhartha became Buddha “The awakened one” and  Samrat Ashoka left his vast kingdom in order to find peace and adopted Buddhism.Buddha soulnspirit

As a kid I really didn’t want to grow up as a millionaire or a fashionista page 3 celebrity. I wanted to have a life of my own choice and I am fortunate to live life in my own terms. Yes, of course there were adjustments but then who doesn’t do it,  right?

When I was a child I really got inspired by one man’s spiritual journey to enlightenment. Might be spiritualism was the common topic in my family. My grandfather used to do explain the meanings of sholkas from sacred books like Ramayana to us and sang bhajans. I knew that I would find solace in my prayers.DSC_9156

Coming back to the story of Prince Siddharha, who was led from the pain of suffering and rebirth towards the path of Enlightenment and came to be known as the Buddha or ‘awakened one’. He was born in a royal family in Lumbini, now in Nepal.  After growing up, marrying and having a son he went outside the palace enclosure to see the town. There he saw for the first time in his life each a poor, an aged man and a corpse.DSC_9165

He was greatly disturbed to see the sufferings of humans and finally the inevitable death made him so desperate to find the truth and purpose of human birth. After meeting a monk he too left all his wealth and comforts of royal life  to live like a homeless holy man. He kept on trying many things like self-denial, extreme asceticism but that did not satisfy him either.DSC_9161

One day while sitting beneath the Bodhi tree ( the tree of awakening situated in Sarnath, India ) in meditative position, he reflected upon his life’s experience to go deep into the truth he achieved enlightenment finally. He moved the wheel of teachings to spread the knowledge and truth he attained to his disciples for next 45 years before going into samadhi. DSC_9164

After hearing the above story a thought came into my mind that why to run after materialism when we have to finally realize the futility of this life. I had this vision of not going berserk in collecting hard cash, expensive jewelry, gold, expensive and designer wears, land/ houses or flats. As I grew I met a man who was also not very materialistic in nature. We both compliment each other. We earn and spent on our dreams. We travel, buy cameras, golf sets, latest gadgets, have a house and enjoy life.DSC_9163


The daily prompt: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? How close or far are you from that vision?