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poetry

Hope

Dear Red, Hope is a good thing, may be the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
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nature poetry

When you’re with me

My dried leaves just breathe 
to blossom
I dance on the tunes of our rhythm
When you are with me
Time flies, there exists no
word called as Boredom
I sway on the cradle of
freedom
When you are with me
You just make a still life,
Awesome!
My ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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poetry

Illusion!

When sunsets down,
Her phone rings and
she leaves the house for some sessions
A routine she’d follow
Without fail or procastination.

There wasn’t enough time
For him to discuss his Sorrows
Or suspicions;
Illusive images of infidelity
Oh, Pierced his heart with
pins and needles of friction.
And inarticulated judgements
would fill to his thoughts of fiction,
Ants in his pants made him restless
To follow for investigation.

It was like sighting a misty mountain
ahead of him,
At the start of his mission
Covered with murky notions
About the presumptuous destination.

Panting with suffocation,Choked with dilemmas and futuristic decisions.
Sometime later, his blurred sight reaches closer to
a Clear destination.
Veil was put off to see that mountain fogged was his sombered assumptions.
an Illusion was struck hard with reality
As his Oh! dear wife was seen voluntarily serving needful patients.

Image by Outlook India

Some people put their lives on risks even when they know the risk is too high of losing their own relationship s(cause sometimes they go against their family’s assent) to save others or give service to them. Salute to these warriors and their family members who sacrifice equally when they see their loved ones going extra mile for humanity.

Inspired from Write photo prompt by Sue Vincent-Veiled https://scvincent.com/2020/06/04/thursday-photo-prompt-veiled-writephoto/

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Articles story

Three Line Tales: Pandora’s Box

He was a Judas, like a snake in the grass.
Swathed to her conscience tightly. Romance with Nature, closed the Pandora’s box for her and she was left forever with her beloved.”

On June 5th, World Environment Day, I wish the earth heals herself and nature embraces us with her love and we break free from the cans of worms that has troubled us for so long.

Witnessing Sunsets from my Balcony.
Plant sapling. Grow with Greens.
My favourite place in lockdown.

Travelling for me, has been so important that I am entwined with the soul of it. I wish, this time, when tourism begins, we be more alert to keep us and our surroundings safe.

Inspired from Three lines Tales prompt by Sonya

Featured photo: by Claudio Schwarz via Unsplash

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Articles kavita(hindi)

Unlock 1.0

Namaskar!

हवाओं को वश में करना आसान नहीं होता l
135 करोड़ को घर में ठहराना आसान नहीं होता।
बवंडर के बीच नौका पर सवार होकर
उसे चला पाना आसान नहीं होता।
बस्तियों को तूफान से बचा पाना आसान नहीं होता।
घुट रही सांसों को नया जीवन दिला पाना आसान नहीं होता।
अपने प्रिय से बिछड़ जाना आसान नहीं होता।

सूरज की तरह सबको चमकाना आसान नहीं होता ।
हर बगीचे की कलियों को फूल बना पाना आसान नहीं होता।
अपने अतीत को बदल पाना आसान नहीं होता।
हर किरदार को निभा पाना आसान नहीं होता।
कल को आज बना पाना भी आसान नहीं होता।

वैसे तोह सब कुछ समझ आजना यह आसान नहीं होता
पर इतना समझ लो कि “देश को अकेले चला पाना, यह तोह बिल्कुल आसान नहीं होता”।

I am so grateful to everything around me, each one of you who has kept me safe till now, the air around me, my flowers, people who have directly or indirectly come in my zone of influence very single entity who has been supporting each other to fight and survive, I am truly blessed to have them.

Our government is running tirelessly to provide best support to us, and now started to UNLOCK the country in phases. We ought to give them support so that they can work efficiently, let’s realise that everything is for us. The rules, the restrictions, The exemptions, everything is for you and me . So let’s join them to best coordinate,

cause its not so easy to do everything Alone.

Happy UnLock1.0.  Keep healthy. Stay positive and safe. Keep loving!

Police on Duty
Glimpse of the lockdown phases
Movement of stranded people to their homes
Movement of people by foot to their homes, when urban cities where they were working for livelihood, got shut
Unlocking of Transportation services
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poetry

Cheers!

When life seems a white paper
So Take a brush and paint it
With some bright of Reds’, mild of pastels’, dark of blacks’ and haze of Greys’.

When life seems an empty plate
So take a knife
And peel the skins away
Platter it with sweet of sugars’,
Sour of lemons’, spice of chillies’,  sprinkles of salts’.

When life seems a sky with clouds
Lifeless scenery of woods standing out
So take a pin,
And bursts them loud,
Turn on the music of rains
And dance with waters falling on window panes.

When life seems with wear and tear complains
Call the experts,
Grease it, sweat it and renew it to make it work out.

And still if it seems like an empty glass
Open the cap of the bottle
Pour it in
With ice cubes or water
Take a Cheers, Smile!

Tomorrow you will feel it full.

Cheers to Life

Inspired by one of my friend who reminded me in a conversation that Life is beautiful and alot is there to explore. Colours of life are only adding beauty to it. The blacks and Grey’s they are impactful. They are necessary.

The sour and bitters are needed to enjoy the flavours because they open up the taste buds of life.

The dark clouds are necessary to enjoy the dance of tears and sorrows on our cheeks. And the wears and tears are part and parcel of life. They force to keep maintaining ourselves.

And lastly, if everything is wailing and there is only shadow that you see, Open your bottle of joy, emotions and drink with cool ice to Let it flow! Let it go! Or Let it be! Take a chill pill, take a deep breath. Smile. Life is Gorgeous.

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poetry

Spreading love

Hello people

Hope you are doing fantastic! I came across this amazing writing by ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson’ instilling some good vibes for the day. Lots of love

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poetry

City of Stars

Hello All, today I am sharing few lines about my Birthplace Amroha a city of the Uttar Pradesh state in India. It is located north-west of Moradabad. These lines are not enough to describe the heart and soul of it but still would like to share them on the occasion of Eid as this festival is brightly celebrated here.

City
That defines me,
My worth of a few smiles,
Marks a million to me,
I cherish and rely.
The winds never changed,
Circulated and stayed,
The sands and walls that engrained.
Oh! They’re attached
With the eyes of blind love
The heart and soul of a dove.

City that celebrates moments and memories,
Eids, Diwali, Christmas, or baisakhis.

Where varieties of mangoes that are found,
I buy outside but miss the sweetness profound.
My city I was born with Candy’s so raw
Like the tingly taste of sourness poured.
My city where the best variety of biryani’s served,
Appetizing with spices and flavours savoured.
My city of charming scents of spells
They say who pray here never goes to hell
My city, my roots
Strongly so blend, the streets, the honks,
The vendors and friends
My city is whispers of love, emotions I believe
It is where I woke up to the world and is where I’d fall asleep.

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

Beautiful Jama Masjid in Amroha, Uttar pradesh
More than 100 kgs of biryani cooked at a place.
Prayers on Eid in Amroha

There is a lot to write about the place, I shall make a separate blog for that. Thanks for reading!

Eid Mubarak!

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#haiku

Silence of words! #haiku

Hello All!

Hope you are having a Meaning Monday! So, today, for the first time, I have tried my hands on Haiku writing, And.. am excited to share it with y’all.

I will really appreciate if you read and suggest me if I have gone wrong somewhere or give tips to make it better. Thanks

Much love

“Slates lay before me,
Chalks may break off the silence,
Heart, bereft of words!”

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

Image Credit: Pinterest
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kavita(hindi) poetry

Socha toh tha..

सोचा तोह था

कि दूर कहीं बादलों को चीर रहे होंगे,
कि कहीं आसमां भी धधक उठेगा मेरे आगमन की ध्वनि से।
सोचा तोह था…
कि नदी को रास्ता और समन्दर की गहराई को भी छू लेंगे
कि मछलियां भी सहम उठेगी मेरे आगमन की ध्वनि से।
सोचा तोह था कि
सबसे शक्तिशाली जीव बनके मनुष्य को भगवान बनादेंगे
कि ईश्वर भी आश्चर्यचकित हो उठेगा मेरी उपलब्धियों
की हानि से
सोचा तोह था..पर सोच उसी बक्से में बंद रेहगई
जिसमें सोचा था
कि एक वायरस को रखकर शोध करेंगे ।

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

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Articles शायरी (shayari)

16 Adornments

मैं इश्क़ करने से डरता नहीं,
वो इश्क़ में फनाह कर देंगी, खौफ इस बात का है।

में उनका इंतज़ार करने से मुकरता नहीं,
वो इंतज़ार में श्रृंगार से तबाह कर देंगी, डर तोह इस बात का है ।

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are doing fantastic!

Almost every girl in India has played a game called ‘Ghar-Ghar’ where in she will dress up nicely with all the makeup and do the house hold activities with her fellow friends. So Today I am going to share about a ritual which every Indian Woman  cherishes to do in her life.

We know Brides of India, dress up on the day of wedding or festivals and put 16 Adornments or Solah Shringar to give them a Goddess-like Aura. So I am going to give an insight to what the Shringaar looks like.

Solah Shringar means 16 Bridal Adornments that include sixteen steps that women follow for her beautification from head to toe. Maharani or Queens of medieval times in India used to perform the Solah Shringar whenever they made public appearances.

Pre-Solah Shringar

Traditionally, before commencing the Shringar oiling and washing of the hair is done. The complexion of the bride is then enhanced with ubtan or Angrag. It is made by mixing  sandalwood, kaliyak, agaru, turmeric powder, gram flour and oil,  It was made in different types for use in winter and summer. Both men and women used it for fragrance and coolness. And then follows her ceremonial bath.

Then she adores herself with the Shringaar along with her Bridal/festive dress.

16 Adornments Include:

1. Bindi

Bindi

The bride wears a big bindi/Dot between her eyebrows. Traditionally, it used to be applied with the help of the vermilion powder, but now the gem-encrusted bindis are popularly used.

Significance It is said that the Bindi is applied where the ‘Agya Chakra’ exists. The Agya Chakra is situated in the middle of the forehead, between the eyebrows. It is also known as the “third eye”. The Agya Chakra is the centre of clarity and wisdom. Hence For concentration of the Mind, Bindi is included.

2. Sindoor/Vermilion Powder

Sindoor

Sindoor or vermillion is a red-colored powder that is applied on parting of the bride’s hair. it is worn by Married women only.

Significance– This ritual has a sacred significance. The color red denotes marriage and the well-being of the husband.

3. Maang Tikka

Maang Tikka

Maang tikka is a hair accessory that adorns the forehead of the bride.  It is usually made out of gold and precious gems.

Significance– This ornament increases the charm of the bride as it highlights her face.

4. Anjana or Kajal

Kajal

Eyes are accentuated with Anjana or Kohl or Kajal,which is applied on the edges of the eyelids to make the eyes look attractive. Earlier, Kajal was prepared by collecting the soot of an earthen lamp by lighting a wick in clarified butter or ghee.

Significance-It is put to protect from Evil eye.

5. Nath or Nose Ornament

Nose RIng

The bride also wears a nose ring which provides the traditional ethnic Indian look. The ornate nath, which is comprised of clusters of gems or pearls, is supported by a gold chain, which is fastened behind the ear for support.

Significance- It is believed in Ayurveda, that if the nose is pierced on or near a particular node on the nostril, it gives relief in the pain during periods. Also, another theory holds that piercing must be done on the left nostril as the nerves on that side connect to the female reproductive organs and thus, during childbirth, the pain is comparatively less.

6. Haar or Necklace

MangalSutra

A souvenir from the husband to his wife is Mangalsutra, – necklace made out of gold and black beads.

Significance-The Haar or the necklace is another adornment which is symbolic of prosperity. 

7. Karn Phool or Ear Ornaments or Earrings

earring

Karn Phool or earrings is another important element of Bride’s makeover. It is worn complementing the haar or necklace. They are also Called Jhumkas and are indispensable for a woman doing the Shringaar

Significance-According to Ayurveda, the lobe of the ear has an important point right in the center. This point is one of the most important areas for reproductive health. Moreover, piercing of ear also helps maintain a healthy menstrual cycle in females. It is said that when people wear earrings, the flow of energy is maintained in their bodies.

 8. Mehendi

Mehendi/Henna

Applied on hand and feet in beautiful designs is an element that makes the bride look different from the rest with her feet and arms.

Significance- The red, brown/maroon color of Mehendi is considered to be auspicious and signifies love between the couples.

9. Choodiyan or Bangles

Bangles

In Bengali/ North eastern cultures of India, women wear Shankha Pola and Loha, bangles made of Shell, Lac and Iron to convey their married status. Women from Punjab wear Chudas, red and white bangles made of ivory and embellished with semi-precious stones, to symbolize their married statuses. Bangles of green, red ore maroon colors adds a Goddess like beauty to a woman

Significance-It is mandatory for the bride to wear bangles, which signify the long life and prosperity of her groom.

10. Baajuband or Armlet

Armlet

Bajuband, also known as armlets, is worn by the bride on the upper part of the arm.  It is common to see Rajasthani and South Indian brides wear them.  Baajuband is either made of gold or silver and can be embellished with gems or pearls.

Significance-The area where Bajuband is worn is an acupressure point which helps women fight many physical problems like Headache, Muscle and bone pain.

11. Aarsi & Haathphool

Haathphool

Haathphool are the eight rings (barring the two thumbs) that the bride wears on both her hands.  These are attached to a central flower adornment on the upper part of the hand.  Apart from wearing eight rings in the fingers, the bride also wears the Aarsi which is the thumb ring

Significance- Aarsi is usually set with a mirror which enables the bride to get a glimpse of the groom. The reason behind this was that earlier, the brides had veils which did not give them an opportunity to see their husband to be.

12. Keshapasharachana or Hair Accessory

Hair Accessory

This stands for the hair adornment. Jasmine flowers are traditionally used because of their long lasting fragrance.

The Jadanagam of South India, or, literally, the hair-serpent, is worn by brides to decorate braided hair. The rakkadi at the back of the head in the shape of the sun, symbolic of brilliance and power, is followed by the crescent moon, evocative of calm and peace. The third piece is the fragrant thazhambu flower (screwpine).

Significance- to enhance the beauty.

13. Kamarband or Waist Accessory

Waist Accessory

Kamarband is the waistband that enhances the graceful shape of a female silhouette. This ornament is made out of gold and embellished with gems. Significance-This ornate belt also helps in keeping the dress or sari in place.

14. Payal

Payal Anklet

Payal also known as anklets are chains of silver or gold with chiming beads and designs hanging to it.

Significance- While, the bride walks in these anklets, it signifies the entry of Goddess Lakshmi.

15. Bichuas 

Toe RIng

Stands for toe rings which are made in either silver or gold.

Significance-They are usually worn on the second toe and are significant of married life.

16. Itar or Scent

Scent

Itar or scent or perfume is another element of the Solah Shringar

Significance-It lets out a fragrance which keeps the bride smelling good throughout the long duration of wedding rituals.

This Completes 16 Adornments, they may slightly vary from culture to culture in India some may add Lipsticks. Nail paints etc but overall this whole Shringaar holds a prominent significance to the entire womanhood in the country.

And love, when added on with the adornments, Completes her Beauty.

Thanks for Reading!

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Articles kavita(hindi) poetry

Anger

समझ से पहले
भाव, जिनके मस्तिष्क में
करते है विस्फोट
ऐसे थरथराते शब्दों
का तांडव है यह क्रोध ।

तामसिक आहार की तमस
का बुखार है यह क्रोध।
प्रतिशोध से परिपूर्ण
आत्म युद्ध में
अपनी हार है यह क्रोध।

विकार का विमर्श से सस्ता
व्यापार है यह क्रोध।
बुद्धि को अंधकार में छिपाई
इन्द्रियों का बस अहंकार है यह क्रोध।।

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

It’s about anger that’s developed in a mind when emotions lose stablity and control. And it’s very important to learn to maintain this balance between our mind and intellect.

If mind wins, intellect loses in that situation, and when intellect is put in darkness, the soul is wounded and so does the impatient mind who craves for peace or healing(because untrained mind always runs to find solace outside but never settles with just it’s own self) gets angry and anger if remained unchannelised,Mind you, yes unchannelised anger becomes the cause of his suffering and branches of suffering shoots out really fast. And therefore More suffering.

It’s also dependent on the food we take, be it for our stomach to survive or for our thoughts. It’s believed in Ayurveda that We become, what we eat. So watching everytime what we take inside, puts us into the Law of attraction naturally. We take what’s better for us, we are in tranquil state. So Anger is just one part of our incapability of stopping our mind to hijack our intellect. And hence the loss happens. I remember a verse from Bhagwad Geeta(a Hindu Scripture) which has helped me many times to control the imbalance of my emotions and that is :

‘indriyani parany ahur
indriyebhyah param manah
manasas tu para buddhir
yo buddheh paratas tu sah’

TRANSLATION: The working senses are superior to dull matter; mind is higher than the senses; intelligence is still higher than the mind; and he [the soul] is even higher than the intelligence.

It’s our choice that We do a business with reaction which is mind’s natural tendency or response which is intellect’s light , See which’s profitable!

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poetry

Veil

#positivity

Each one of us goes through phases, Phases of highs, phases of determinations, lows, eating, fasting, exercising, writing, posting, celebrating, fighting, crying, loving and what not.. All we do is, we just start and then change, cause I have read it somewhere- Change is the only Constant and is a necessary one. So when we start, we are confused or may be clear, may be in the middle when we reach; we are somewhere, where we feel- What the heck? what did I do? how shall I make it better or just complete it. We are basically sometimes LOST, Don’t we? I think All we need is just Sit, Contemplate, identify and take that VEIL off and may be the help just reaches us! so this one is for our phase of Bewilderment!

“Day has started
In the glimpse of the ray.
Seated at the corner
Held the cup of my tea,
Sipping everytime
As I prayed to thee;
promises I made
So shall begin to keep.

Wasn’t any different-
That difficult it may seem
“Inside the equanimity
Shall remain in this spree.”

Sun shines no different
But clouds Block it see.
It may seem a riddle
Cause, thoughts bring the veil.

Keep the trash in or dispose it once out
Day it is no far,
When you see the fruits sprout.
So Ain’t there a sunshine?

Open your eyes; you may see.” Write photo prompt by Sue Vincent-Veiled https://scvincent.com/2020/06/04/thursday-photo-prompt-veiled-writephoto/

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

#clarity#positivity#poems#words

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kavita(hindi) poetry

आसमां

कहां तोह बचपन में ये किया करते थे,
वोह किया करते थे बस केह ही रहे थे कि, बचपन के आसमां से ही मुलाकात होगई ।
सितारों का गिनना तोह हुआ ही और
चंदा मामा से भी बात हो गई ।।

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

#quarantine#nature #love

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शायरी (shayari) poetry

“Soul mate-Union of Shiva and Shakti”

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

Those who fall out in anything that you love and think that you lose it accidently or incidently, only thing you can do is Have faith! Union of your Shiva and Shakti is bound to happen. Happy Loving!