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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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Red Dot

“She was playing in the fields
It was five in the eve
Sharing chuckles and giggles with her peeps,
Suddenly, her eyes see her pants bleed.
She wasn’t informed of-
About these monthly norms, so
Befuddled! She runs, with a
A timorous sob,
And shows her mother
Her imbrued shorts.

Hush Hush, she was told
To grab the piece of cloth
From a 12 year old,
you are now a lady grown!
Prepare with adornments
For your ceremonial flaunts
It’s a monthly deal, your body has owned.

And this ‘Red dot’ shows up
Every 28 days like the moon is sought.
But with these 5 days,
Many social stigmas are brought,
Prejudices and discrimination heavies her bloat.
Towels torn to be used for repititive clots.
Unaware about the hygiene
Her life is though put, on a Risky shot.

Infrastructure, sanitary supplies,
Medications are needed a lot,
Be aware not hide, cause
Periods are not a shame
Or a taboo to be thought!”

I am a little late in posting this but, Better late than Never.
I think almost every woman who reads my post here, is privileged enough to get the necessary supplies for her menstrual hygiene but I believe she must be certainly connected to women( like helpers, cooks, maids, any friend, acquaintance,e.t.c) who don’t have much access/ awareness about the importance of menstrual hygiene. And I too participate in spreading information about this, which is crucial in this time of adversity. Doing my duty as a Netizen, for those who are deprived of their Fundamental Rights.

‘Periods in pandemics’
The pandemic has adversely affected millions of women and girls from economically disadvantaged sections of the society who are finding it difficult to manage their periods safely, hygienically and with dignity.

The UNICEF-launched a week-long campaign #RedDotChallenge for ensuring all girls manage their periods safely.

The campaign was launched ahead of the Menstrual Hygiene Day — to recognise the importance of menstrual health and hygiene issues and bring to attention the difficulties faced by adolescent girls, further exacerbated amidst the crisis.

The theme for this year’s MHD was ‘Periods in pandemics’.

The Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual event which was initiated in the year 2014 by the German based NGO WASH United which aims to benefit women and girl worldwide through their awareness programme. May 28 was selected as the day to acknowledge that 28 days is the average length of the menstrual cycle.

India is also participating in the campaign through social media, many celebrities including the former Miss World Manushi Chhillar  have come up with their posts of awareness.

Indian Railways took the initiative to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene among women passengers on Shramik trains.

Assam Branch of Indian Tea Association (ABITA)-UNICEF celebrated Menstrual Hygiene Day in various tea gardens (ABITA) with the sole objective of creating awareness among the tea garden community on ‘Menstrual Hygiene Management’.

You may Read Covid-19-periods-in-pandemic-9-things-to-know

About this crisis in African countriesI have started.

Also some Indian government schemes associated with this mission.

Menstrual Hygiene Scheme by Indian government

If you wish you may share this post and spread the word, if you have suggestions, do comment below and please I request to talk to women or girls who work under you about their conditions. May be you can help them in some way. Thank you.

Thanks for reading.

Ps: I forgot to mention out something, yes I know Men might hesitate to share these talks straightaway with women, thinking they might offended or something. I can still help you in participating, so this month, when you give your helpers(male) or your employees a salary, do gift them a packet of sanitary napkin with piece of advice to protect their wives’ or loved one’s health.

Thank you again.

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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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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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An Orphan

His bleak piece of meat,
Cacophony of his grief.
Sweat shrieked on his skin,
the scuffle for vittles to win.

Destitute, the eyes,
Never dared to dream a care!
He shook my hand
And tried to share,
A plight of his daily nightmares!

Bottomless pit, bereft bowels
His rags and dusts that travel.
What are toys or his plays,
All he thinks is to manage his dreads.
Tussle for life, an endeavour to feed;
His hunger, a different greed.

And we share a meal and some joys
His innocent smile and tiny eyes
Departed as I; taking a Sigh.
Silhouettes drawn of strayed life;
The meager truth of an Orphan cries.

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

Country needs them, but first they need an Eye.
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Binge!

Raw, it’s stirred for longer hours
Hands that hold
Blend with love
Oh it’s Appetizing
And there’s a Drooling face!
Slow it takes,
It’s getting transformed
From the raw to the fine;
Smell of the cookery
It’s everywhere
It spreads and gives flair
Tangy tinge and opened taste buds
Those green colour garnish
Oh it’s a binge!
It only matters; the end result it is
It can’t be undone.
Power of the hands
Hands that hold patience and
Blend with love.

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna

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Parichay

#quarantinetimes

Aaj fir waqt sath hai,
Aur Apne bhi paas hain
Par iski kya khas baat hai?
Ki, man aaj yun udaas hai?

Uski Jo ek hi aas hai,
Ki us har insaan k paas, ek chain ki saans ha,
Jiski bebas se halaat me,
Uska saahas, vartman ki pyas ha..

Par Haan, ek aisi bhi raat hai,
Aur Apne bhi paas hain,
Unke hasne ki hasi
In kaano Ka raas hai.

Aur aisi bhi baat hai ki baato Ka aabhaav hai..par prashno Ka bahaav hai..

Kaisa prakarti Ka swabhaav hai
Ki khwabo k daud me
aur kaamane k daur mein
Bhaagte logo ko Diya ek tehraav hai..

Par…
In sabhi palo ki
Pehli yeh pehchaan hai
Ki aaj arso baad
Manushye manushyata k paas hai
Aasman zameen key..
Aur toh aur, aaj
Pehli baar, vo aparichit chalrahi saansein is jaan ki,
Jaan kar hi bas paas hai…
Sapna Arora

© 2020 Khwabo ka Sapna