WHAT’S INSIDE THE CHEST?#write photo

Thursday Photo Prompt: The Chest #write photo

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What’s inside this ancient chest?

That’s what an old man told

Who bought this box of secrets here.

“Accounts of wars, chronicles attest

 Moist uniforms, commander’s behest

Those who were buried, taking rest

Swords of kings, helmets of soldiers

Blood stained arrows pierced through chest

Rust coated knives, broken shovels

Saga of bravery, story of blood test

Tears and pain of kith and kin

Tortured souls wounded and dead

Crushed dreams, young widows

Kings turned monks to fulfill quest

The chest is like archives to dead and arrest

How can you miss a tainted crest !”

Let’s find out those magical keys

And open this corroded mystery

Oh, the keys were bent and pressed

The old man had thrown it away and said,

“Don’t take the war devil out

If you want a peaceful nest.”

Let’s talk about Collective Karma

“If little labour, little are our gains: 

Man’s fate is according to his pains.”

— Hesperides 752.

“No pain no gain” This Looks absolutely correct in today’s scenario Look around you. What do you see? Nobody likes Pain. Gain is that sinful desire that one aspires for without actually going through hardships of life. Let me put across in other words. Karma is work, duty or action which has to performed by an individual to survive in this world. Despite knowing this we tend to find short cuts for short term success. No one is interested in long term karma.  20 20 series is much appreciated than one day matches.

As an Indian Hindu our faith in karma need not supported by science. Our religion is purely based on karma. It is said that one cannot deny his duty. Old school of thought says that hard work always get paid. More you do karma more you gain. Does it actually happening?

Poor people struggling for bread going through daily toil and sweat, making enormous efforts to create more wealth, nurture their dreams, still not having enough gains. Do they get success ? Well, it’s a basket which is either half full or half empty.

Our nation is going through a major challenge of uplifting millions of its people who are below the poverty line. They need food, shelter, employment and education. Though there has been a rapid growth but the expected gains have not materialized despite gigantic measures undertaken by the government.

What about those who were born with a silver spoon? They need to think and realize that the nation’s growth is greater than their own achievements. We have to develop an attitude of helping and appreciating others. This is where Corporate Social Responsibility comes in. No individual should think about more gains without pains, the emphasis must be on collective pains to enjoy the collective gains. More happiness less sorrows, more research less competition, more unity less fragmentation will create more gains and less pains for the citizens of a country should be the karma of the government.

The freedom struggle for Indian independence had a long list of sacrifices made by unsung heroes. The cost of freedom being enjoyed by us today is priceless. It has increased our respect for freedom fighters many folds. Many of them were leading very comfortable and prosperous life. But they had bought pain to gift us the taste of freedom that we enjoy today . We must worship their sacrifices which was their karma at that moment and they did it selflessly.

 Similarly, the sacrifices made by the soldiers to maintain the territorial integrity of our nation would not be possible without hardships and against insurmountable odds.

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The War Cemetery in Kohima, India has the famous inscription, “When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today”—The Kohima Epitaph is attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds and is thought to have been inspired by the epitaph of Simonides written by Simonides to honour the Spartans who fell at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.

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Daily Prompt: This just in: let’s pretend that science has proven that karma is a thing. Your words and actions will influence what happens to you in the future. How (if at all) will you change your ways?

When in Love Part 4 ( A FLASH FICTION CHAIN)

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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 …

 I have written part 4. Here are the links to the first THREE parts for you to read before your read my part of the story 😉

Part 1 : Written by Fiction Limbo

Part 2 : Written by RoseRed

Part 3 : Written by Sweety Kannoth

Here is my story part-4. Read on….

James nearly missed his heart beat. He felt pain in his chest and small drops of sweat appeared on his forehead. He whispered, “Mark uncle, you can’t do this to me. How can you sell your motor bike just to help me?”  Oh, God he loved his bike so much. In fact it was his first love. He sat near the staircase, looked tired and sad, he closed his eyes, the memories of childhood flashed in his mind. How Mark uncle who was very close to his father, used to take aunt Marie, his wife and himself for a long drive to the bridge at the outskirts of the town. There they both used to walk in hands while he enjoyed his roasted corn from a near by stall. That was the weekly ritual for them, “The awesome threesome” his father named them. 

As he was lost in his childhood tales, a loud horn almost pierced his ears, uncle Mark was blowing it sitting on the motorcycle. James opened his eyes and stood instantly, he shouted with joy to see Mark and moreover he was relieved to see his bike. He ran to greet him.

” Where did you go without informing me? You are no more a  young casanova that girls will be hovering around you?” James teased him while keeping his coat on the cot lying outside the verandah. Continue reading When in Love Part 4 ( A FLASH FICTION CHAIN)

No gains without pains

Daily Prompt: Pains and gains

“If little labour, little are our gains:     
Man’s fate is according to his pains.”   

— Hesperides 752.

“No pain no gain”  This Looks absolutely correct in today’s scenario  Look around you. What do you see? Nobody likes Pain. Gain is that sinful desire that one aspires for without actually going through hardships of life.

Poor people struggling for bread going through daily toil and sweat, making enormous efforts to create more wealth, nurture their dreams, still not having enough gains. Do they get success ? Well, it’s a basket which is either half full or half empty.

Our nation is going through a major challenge of uplifting millions of its people who are below the poverty line. They need food, shelter, employment and education. Though there has been a rapid growth but the expected gains have not materialized despite gigantic measures undertaken by the government.

What about those who were born with a silver spoon? They need to think and realize that the nation’s growth is greater than their own achievements. We have to develop an attitude of helping and appreciating others. This is where Corporate Social Responsibility comes in. No individual should think about more gains without pains, the emphasis must be on collective pains to enjoy the collective gains. 

More happiness less sorrows, more research less competition, more unity less fragmentation will create more gains and less pains for the citizens of a country.The freedom struggle for Indian independence had a long list of sacrifices made by unsung  heroes. The cost of freedom being enjoyed by us today is priceless. It has increased our respect for freedom fighters many folds. Many of them were leading very comfortable and prosperous life. But they had bought pain to gift us the taste of freedom that we enjoy today . We must worship their sacrifices.  Similarly, the sacrifices made by the soldiers to maintain the territorial integrity of our nation would not be possible without hardships and against insurmountable odds.   

1512492_10201394929143117_2325708_n

The War Cemetery in Kohima, India has the famous inscription, “When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today”The Kohima Epitaph is attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds and is thought to have been inspired by the epitaph of Simonides written by Simonides to honour the Spartans who fell at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.

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