A month of their marriage,

A time to celebrate and cherish togetherness,

instead fights kept them engaged.

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Shelf

Posted: March 17, 2016 in Daily Prompt, Haiku Poems

The newly wed went shopping,

All that they could make consensus on,

was nothing but a ‘Book-Shelf’

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Stuck in the lift,

She plans her escape route.

He ensures reverse.

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#Wisdom

Posted: March 17, 2016 in Quotes to Quote, Uncategorized

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My interpretation of the above quote illustrated through a micro-fiction –

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It is always better to stay quiet and let people think you are a fool instead of speaking up to prove them correct.

A firm decision,

in lieu of disciplinary action,

suspended the class.

The missed lift of Salsa Dance,

broke her leg and their relationship forever,

with the blink of an eye.

In a flash,

forever came to an end,

never to be mend.

The title of the post itself indicates that something so wonderful has happened to give us joy unbound, to be merry and to rejoice. Yes, one of the poems “Varied Perceptions” that I wrote along with my sister has been selected to be a part of the Anthology “Colors – Shades of Life”, scheduled to be launched on March 23 i.e. Holi – the festival of colours. What a coincidence, it truly justifies the title of the book.

It is indeed a great pleasure for someone who is just a beginner like me to be published along with the other contributing authors and poets whose works have been published quite a lot of times earlier. Amidst the storehouse of such talented persons in the team, one such man is Saravana Kumar Murugan (Sarav), who himself has many  books to his credit, both as an author as well as the editor. It is him who is the source of origin of this wonderful and beautiful looking book. (Have a look at his blog, here). I am waiting for the day when I take it in my hands and rejoice. I want to thank the entire Team Colors. I express my heartfelt gratitude towards one and all associated in putting the book in the form it is. I’m sure for all those who love to read, this book shall be a treat.

Garima

 

Jagriti

 

The BLURB

“Life is a supernova of emotions, a multi-colored extravaganza and a celebration of colors that carve a way for us to be “expressive”. These colors often vary from situation to situation. They may be vibrant, bright and attractive, or even bland and gloomy. Nevertheless, they invoke the soul from within and portray the various dimensions of life.

Come and explore the various shades of life – from the lighter tones of friendship and love to the murkier hues of revenge and murder – of human beings, of how their personalities and their situations mould them into their real selves – in this anthology of prose and verse, from authors across the world, Shades of Life.”

It is just a very small step in this huge world lying ahead to be explored. Your reviews are awaited and feedback will be highly appreciated as I firmly believe that it harnesses the scope of improvement. The pre-orders have already started. You can reserve a copy for yourself and your friends on Amazon.Do take a look at the links and but the book if you find them interesting.

Those who pre-order the book please inbox me (at perferviddreams@gmail.com) the order number or the screenshot of the same, that shall be put on the official Facebook page of “Colors – Shades of Life“, as a token of Thanks. I shall be grateful to all my fellow blogger friends who decide to read this book and I am hopeful that it will add the much needed colors to your lives.

 Pre-order now on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1njjwXD

It is available for review and discussion on GoodReads. Also, you can take up the quiz on GoodReads, here.

Have a colourful life..!!

Much Love,

Garima & Jagriti

Traditionally, in Indian context, it has been a common scenario in almost all the houses that the females have assumed the responsibilities of home-makers, or say they have been made to do so. From cooking food to washing utensils, to cleaning, sweeping and washing clothes, she takes care of every aspect. And, we accept this as a custom from the day we are born or say, during our growing up days. We grow up seeing our mother and grandmother doing every small piece of work and the same is taught to the daughter also. She is also been assumed to take up the similar roles. A survey conducted shows the following results –

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Aren’t you surprised? Rather, shocked? I was looking at the statistics the survey shows, that even in today’s times this is the ratio of gender inequality that exists in our country. Aren’t the results alarming? Indeed they are.

  • 2 out of 3 children think laundry to be a mother’s job. Why?
  • 81% married men think that their daughters should learn household chores. Shouldn’t they be thinking the same for their sons? If not for the entire family (as they expect from their girl child), at least for his own self. Both the the girl and the boy should be taught to be independent, after a certain age. Isn’t it?
  • 76% married men think that although they don’t extend domestic help still they are role models for their children. I have a question to all such males that is it only your wives house or are the children only of your wives? Don’t you have some responsibility towards the home you live in and its members whom you call your family?
  • 65% married men agree that their children replicate their behaviour. Alas!, even though you don’t tend to change, then what kind of an example are you setting for them?
  •  2 out of 3 children think laundry to be a mother’s job. Here’s the answer to the above why, it is probably because we claim to be modern but that it is limited to our own benefits. Where this modernism sets us working, we ourselves fail the very objective of being modern. Humans are very good at moulding things for their own good. Isn’t it?

Take a look at this video and try to find the answers to the questions raised and if you find some, please carry the change in yourself and try to forward it through the new generation.

Another question that I want to ask everyone is that when females can take up the financial roles (so called traditional role of males) and do justice to it in every possible manner while performing the roles she has been assumed to do since ages, why can’t their male counterparts extend some help to them? Is she some machine that is bound to work 24*7, 365 days a year? Does she not get tired or does she not need a break or holidays? When after five or six days of work, you expect the weekend to come soon so that you get time to relax. Doesn’t she deserve such relaxation. She surely does, and more than any other human being does.

Take a very small example, if your son-in-law extends help to your daughter, you appreciate it, you like it, you love it but when your son extends help to your daughter-in-law, you gossip, you dislike, you kind of develop hatred towards her that she has made your son work whom you always treated like a prince by doing all his odd jobs and fulfilling all his demands as he said. It is easy to raise your daughter as your son, but only a few people have the guts to raise their sons like their daughters. But, if we do so, the family structures shall get less complicated as we will rise above such issues as quoted in the example. Moreover, if we help each other, wouldn’t work become joy instead of a burden on one?

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P.S. -“I am joining the Ariel #ShareTheLoad campaign at BlogAdda and blogging about the prejudice related to household chores being passed on to the next generation.”

While surfing internet, I suddenly stumbled upon this activity at blogadda #SadaSexy asking about the ‘kasams women want from their man’. Undoubtedly, my brain is flooded with ‘n’ number of promises that a lady could wish from her prince charming. And, this is the reason I found it so interesting. I was preoccupied with some work but this activity created a magnetic affect and attracted me towards it so strongly that I forgot what I was upto and immediately logged in and so I am here listing just a few of them which I expect from my dream man in real life.

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  • A Promise that we will always spend some quality time together. It could be like we spare some time only for each other amidst our busy schedules. Yes, I say ‘we’ as I feel it has to be mutual.
  • A Promise that he shall never lie to me. Come what but may, he shall always honour me with the truth and never comfort with a lie. In return, I promise to always trust him.
  • A Promise to accept my family as his own. I promise to do the same.
  • A Promise to be my ‘secret diary’. Our secrets shall only be our’s. No sharing or disclosing to anyone allowed.
  • A Promise that he will keep doing the things he did to please me before marriage, even after we get married.
  • A Promise to get involved in the small silly things that lends me pleasure. It could range from lying besides each other gazing at the stars in the clear skies on a dark and peaceful night, seeing the shapes in cloud formations,  getting wet in rains, playing with splashes of water, etc. etc. Disclaimer – He should’t consider such things silly but understand that these little things make a big difference.
  • A Promise to patiently deal with my mood-swings, irritations, and frustration.
  • A Promise to listen to what I have to state, mention or discuss.
  • A Promise to stand by my side through the high and the low tide.
  • A Promise to help me accomplish my dreams.
  • A Promise to trust me and never doubt.
  • A Promise to sing for and dance with me for an entire lifetime.
  • A Promise to discuss things before deciding. A feel that even my opinion matters is always important.
  • A Promise to fulfil these promises for eternity.
  • Last but not the least “Promise me Togetherness Forever”.

When you do it all, I promise to make our journey together a worthwhile and joyous ride. I promise to reciprocate equally and try to do some more of my bit. And, yes, I trust you enough that I know you won’t break any of them intentionally.

P.S. –“I’m blogging about the kasams I want from my man this Women’s Day with the #SadaSexy activity at BlogAdda in association with Set Wet.”

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She felt cold,

her body weak and feeble,

has stories untold.

A warm and tight hug,

from him created a magical and spellbound affect,

which no medicines could make.

She instantly felt,

her body gaining some strength,

hugging him back.