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Quotes or say proverbs are some well known sayings &/or phrases that sums up a lot in a few words depicting the established facts and reasoning.

Ever since my early childhood days, I had seen my mother using such quotes more than often. She had an intrigue habit of talking in such a manner. By talking, I precisely mean she used to convey her message through such intelligent formation of words. That was probably one of her many ways of teaching me the difference between the good and the evil, helping my understand life in a better perceptive. It’s okay if I call it as her wise upbringing technique.

Below are listed few such quotes, sayings, proverbs, etc that I have grown up hearing.

  • “Beeti tahi bisari de, aage ki soodh le” –

    Whatever has gone, was a thing of past, don’t sit grabbing hold of that, let it go and prepare yourself well for the future so that there is no regret left behind. Especially when I ever had a bad exam or say, something not-so-good happened and I sat regretting what had happened, she was the one who came to my rescue and showed me the right path through such one liners. “Forget what bad has occurred to you but always remember what it has taught you”, was what she says even today.

  • “Ab pachtaye hot kya, jab chidiya chug gyi khet” –

    In english we put it as “There’s no use crying over the spilt milk”. What has happened, has happened. It can’t be changed, it’s irreversible, so instead of focusing on what worse has happened and repenting, we should focus on what can be done to come out of that situation. How can we mitigate the damaged occurred and restore or further enhance the benefits in our favour.

  • Ek chup sau ne harawe – 

    It literally means that ‘One silence can lead you to hundred victories’. The proverb in english goes like “One silence, hundred rejoices”. It’s better to be calm than to speak evil. Harsh words uttered can only hurt the other to the extent that can never be mend, so its better to be silent. If you do not win the argument (war), you at least win the hearts (people).

  • “Pothi padhi padhi jag mua pandit bhaya na koi,
    dhai aakar prem ka padhe to pandit hoye”

    This is one of the very famous quotes by Saint Kabir that means “Reading books, everyone died, but it is love that made them all wise”.

  • “Stay Positive, Stay Happy, Stay Blessed” –

    This is my dear darling mother’s sure shot formula for a leading a happieeee (some extra e’s for the extra happiness) life. That is the sequence in which it happens, positivity ultimately leads to happiness.

  • Live for Others.

    The phrase that describes my mother’s life in entirety. She always says, “Everyone lives for their own sake, but if you want to live forever, live for others.” Life lived for others is a life not just spent but well lived.

This list is never ending. There are situations when my mother and I are talking in this quote (secret-code) language and my siblings are at times confused, at times irritated and  while for the rest of the times, they join us.

P.S. -This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

Also linking to Daily Post – Quote Me.


It was a bright sunny sunday afternoon and Shekhar’s had planned to host lunch in their friends circle. The sun was clearly visible after a week of rains when it had been playing hide and seek with the clouds. And, since they hadn’t met in a long while, so Mr. Shekhar proposed the idea of lunch to which his wife nodded in affirmative. He posted an informal invite message in their group asking them all to meet for  a small get – together. Finally they all agreed.

Mr Shekhar and three of his friends are together since their college days and go on well with each other. After they got married, their wives continued this relation and they also became good friends. So, for all the four couples, it was a jolly time.

Although out of excitement Mrs. Shekhar agreed for the lunch but to make the home guest-ready after such heavy rains, on such a short notice was a tedious job. They had a small discussion over the menu and it was sorted. The items on the list that day were gulab-jamun, paneer tikka, manchurian, pasta, fried rice and noodles and sizzling hot brownie with ice-cream to be served as dessert. And, welcome drink was Mrs. Shekhar’s choice. She had recently learned a new mocktail and wanted to try that. The next thing on the task-list was who’s going to do what? And, for some obvious reasons cooking was left to Mrs. Shekhar and her helper while Mr. Shekhar was happy doing the outside chores connected with the market area. They all set for work.

While doing her work, Mrs. Shekhar realised something was to be done for the slightly pungent smell spread over the house after the rains. Although not that noticeable but she wanted the environment to be very fresh and fragrant. She seemed tensed over the issue as she had already tried many tricks over the past week to overcome this odour all through the rains but she didn’t succeed completely. Her maid could sense it and suggested to use some good room freshener to fight the odour. Finally, she called her husband who had already left for the market to bring some good room freshener.

Mr. Shekhar returned home and the lunch was ready by then. Both the ladies were busy with the ambience and presentation aspect. The spray of the ‘Lavender AmbiPur’ left the entire house lingering with the sweet and delicate fragrance which was noticed and appreciated by their friends. The food was as usual very delicious and awesomely cooked. They all had a pleasant, nice and memorable time together, after a long time. From the ‘smell’ Mrs. Shekhar managed to bring ‘smiles’ to the faces of her guests. And in a country like India, where “Atithi Devo Bhav”, (meaning ‘Guests are God’) is the concept, if their guests returned happy, they had to be happy and so they were.

P.S. -I am blogging for #SmellyToSmiley activity at in association with Ambi Pur.