Sunday, September 14, 2014

Faith



Oh my little heart
keep shining your light
it may be dark all around
keep beating with all your might

Stay stained 
in the brightest of colour
keep singing 
the songs of love

Your mysterious beats
whisper poetry in my ears
stay untamed
keep following your bliss

The fragrance you emit
blooms in my eyes
Stay unselfed... keep romancing
 and keep painting the skies!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Meanderings

I let my thoughts meander through the sea of moments
 I spent with my family in the God's Own Country,
 as it is very aptly called, Kerala.



Kerala is one of the most sought after destinations in the whole of Asia. It is characterised by the unique features like The arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats in the east and an amazing network of Forty four rivers.Now this was quite a lot to lead us to this exotic state in India.



As we entered our resort called Niraamaya Retreats in Kovalam
 a big flash of smile spread on our faces.
 An absolute tranquil reception with a soft incense fragrance in the air 
and magical peaceful atmosphere.



 Absolutely green place with small traditionally built cottages
 nestled among the tall and handsome coconut trees.
The best part- it is situated just on the long shoreline with a serene beach,
 clean and accessible only to the guests.
It also is a destination for Ayurvedic health holidays
 and we were blessed to have an in-resort spa with such blissful facilities.



The art-lover in me was completely enchanted
 with the artistically done restaurant.





 Kerala has an exotic cuisine 
and although we are vegetarians we were completely spoilt for choice by the chef.








The super part was that all the vegetables that were cooked, 
were grown in the vegetable garden of the resort itself 
and whenever we showed our desire
 to have  fresh coconut water ...
a man would climb up one of the hundreds of coconut trees in the resort
 chop it ...
bring it down
 and serve us immediately...now could anything in the world be fresher than that ?

Actually there was so much of art and culture to admire wherever we went...
whether they were the museums or the ancient palaces or the local markets.









We took a boat ride in awesome stretches of Poovar backwaters





 a lush hill station called Ponmudi.



 The whole area lends a beautiful sight of sprawling plantations and paddy fields.




At night the waves sang us lullabies and how I loved falling to sleep with that sound
In the morning they wished us good morning with a lot of energy and cheerings
coconut trees swaying and dancing to the tune of the cool breeze






not even an inch of land is untouched with greenery!








It indeed was a vacation superbly spent!!
Hope you enjoyed reading my post :)
So what have been you upto ?


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Scarred not Scared !



I salute the brave-hearts who have been a victim of acid attacks.
Stop Acid Attacks is a campaign against acid violence in India.
 They work as a bridge between survivors and the society,
 as most of the victims of this brutal crime,
 which is much more grave in its impact than a rape,
 have isolated themselves after losing their face.
 They have lost their faces their eyes and other body parts
 but not their strong hearts and beautiful souls!
They all are facing the repercussions
 of those barbaric acts with confidence unmatchable!
They may be Scarred but not Scared !!



You can scar me
But not scare
I am even stronger
Fearless and I still do dare…
Each scar sings
The melody
Of my triumph
And your defeat…
My quiet scars
Speak a thousand thunders
And I still wear my invisible crown
How? … Everyone wonders!
Because I have accepted
And embraced them all
I am what I am
Unshakable and very tall…
I will dare,
Inspite of all my scars
To paint my own rainbows
And light up my own stars!!
                                                


Friday, August 22, 2014

Memories

I am back !
The August break is always a welcome change
 for me and my family 
and since it is a time we go back 
to our homeland,
it is always... always a lot of fun.



A huge collection of beautiful moments spent with family and friends...
travels to some unseen places....
more than a thousand photographs in my camera...
some delightful gastronomical experiences...
inspiration from the mountains I trekked 
and the clouds that  entered my room through my balcony...
 the beaches I visited 
and the swaying coconut trees lined on those beaches....
the strangers I met and the old friends I laughed with...
the everyday changes in the light ,colour, shadow, brightness
the rain showers...the singing birds
reminding me again and again that I was in my own land
....oh there is so much in my pockets right now
 which I would be sharing with you all here
 through my posts!!



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Just Listen

I surrendered myself
to the moment
and then in a flash
felt it injecting
tons of joy boosters
into my veins


each tiny peck
clinging to the other..
tenderly
caressing each other


once they were all inside me...
began to create a beautiful mosaic
incomparable
magical...musical


and I could listen ...
yes I could listen to
the beats of love.. sprouting
from the tiny tree of life
in my heart...


wowness... bringing
a smile to my eyes
...wider than sky
and bliss was all over me!!



and I embraced it all !!



Monday, June 9, 2014

UNSHAKABLE

 Henosis is the amalgamated world of two artists,
 combining their unique styles to bring forth a new dimension of morphed reality.

I love to draw and paint
 the themes that are unusual and off the beat.
Now what do you say 
when you hear from Henosis 
that they are holding an exhibition
 and the theme is 
"22 ways to Kill your Boss"

 I know you already have that smile on your face and tightened fists.

Why 22 ? Because 22 artists were chosen to display their emotions :)

Now since I do not have a conventional boss 
and I am my own boss...
I was in a fix but then
 I immediately realised
 that in the recent past 
certain negative people and 
negative situations have acted quite bossy on me
and I have managed to overcome 
those without harming a soul
 and by managing my anger in a quieter way.

In no time I decided what I wanted to show through my art.

So here is a glimpse 
of the opening night on the 5th of June
for all of you to enjoy !!

































I called my painting UNSHAKABLE and here is a short description of what I wanted to show

"I am constantly on a mission to eliminate all sorts of energy vampires around me.
 Now they may be people with negative frame of mind or situations 
but I have taken a pledge to be just me…
a happy, calm, composed, compassionate and peaceful person at heart. 
I would never ever sacrifice my own positive thoughts
 which I treat as my most valuable possession 
and be a slave to such dysfunctional mindsets
 and will keep reflecting the same through my artistic endeavors.
“I will not allow anyone to walk through my mind with their dirty feet”…as is so truly said by Gandhi ji. Through a simple maneuver involving free will and choice, 
I have learnt how to deploy my own thoughts 
to break through limitations,
 turn failure into success,
 and activate my own healing powers.
 The negative, discouraging forces around me continue to show their powers
 but then in spite of these provocative negative forces
 I will continue to stay positive, poised and peaceful."


        ...and here is my piece....




So this is my way of the 22 ...
do let me know
what would you do !!