To Mr Religion Crusader

Mr XYZ,

Today it was very difficult for me to control myself when I saw that man falling at your feet and thanking you for giving you all that money for his daughter’s wedding. And when I heard him say “you are God”, I felt like slapping the man for uttering such nonsense. How miserly we are, someone who throws their remnants at us becomes the almighty for us. 

I know you think you are the perfect man. I know you help every damn person. I know that you are filthy rich. I know that you worship God, do all the ‘good deeds,’ abstain from alcohol and illicit sex, eat only sattvic food and chant verses from scriptures. I know that you love your daughter.
But man, hold on, there are a lot of other things I know too. I know that you had your second child aborted because she was a girl baby. The pictures of the Hyderabad trip that you show your little baby girl, I know that those pictures were clicked when you had been to a so called doctor to make sure your wife gives birth to a boy this time. Tell me, family pressure or the fact that your elder brother has three daughters already, what is your justification for murdering that little girl? Today you try to hide these secrets from your daughter, the fortunate one who was not aborted, your first child. But for how long do you think you can hide it?

All the restrictions you impose upon your daughter in the name of protection and love. I wonder why she accepts it with all the dignity. Where did all that love go when you got her younger sister aborted? Where does all the love go when your mom tells the girl that she is an unwanted child, a girl in the family after three girls?

Do all the charity, visit all the holy places and wash your sins. It’s as good as wearing an underwear on your pants, like it’ll make you a superman.

I know if you ever read this you’ll wonder how I know so much, your darkest and guarded secrets. Let me tell you something more important. Your daughter knows it too, she is the one who told me everything. And she chose to forgive you. To know that it was your past, maybe you are guilty, maybe not. Don’t worry, she is not angry or disappointed. All she feels is pity. She feels sorry that you are worshipped as God by some, but the sad reality is you lie in the lowly dust.

I don’t care whether you read it or not. I don’t care who reads it. But at times, writing is really necessary so that I can pour the subdued anger somewhere, without causing any harm to anyone.

Garden lessons

I placed sunflower seeds in a little pot,
Nourished my seeds with water and compost.
Watering the seeds was now a daily task,
In the afternoon sun with the seeds I would bask.

Days and weeks passed, my soil lay still,
Oh! I noticed the air was chill.
I placed my little pot on a heat mat,
Hopeful and scrutinizing I sat.

Now, the temperature was optimum,
Still the chances of germination lay minimum.
Did my seeds lose their viability?
Don’t they belong to the rupturing fraternity?

I noticed the gerbera pots knocked off a wall;
Dirt lay on porch, like a doctor’s scrawl!
And then I noticed a squirrel, bushy tailed;
Was it really my gardening skills or seeds that failed?

Furiously, I began digging the soil with seeds,
Only to find out that the squirrels had a feast!
These uninvited guests were feasting on garden seedlings,
So they were the ones nibbling and gobbling!

Just when I decided they need to be kept out,
I looked at the oak tree in my garden, and it’s clout;
But had I ever planted acorns?
Ofcourse, they aren’t grown by unicorns!

A realisation sunk in that I need to be good,
The oak was planted by a squirrel who burried it’s food.
I smiled at the little squirrel’s manoeuvre,
As I gave it a chase to touch it’s fur.

THE VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD

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Hey Cheerful and amiable fellow bloggers, my cherished and much loved sweethearts. ๐Ÿ’™ So, as you have guessed, I’m back with an award yet again. This award is really special to me for the following reasons:

  1. It comes from a really sweet blogger. She is one of those bloggers whom I feel a connection with. I have not interacted much with her on WordPress. The simplicity of her spectacularly beautiful thoughts, and the similarities in the lives of characters of her stories to my life make her special. This blogger is none other than SHRADDHA. Her initial posts that I read are like the moon’s gravitational pull, creating high and low tides even when I read them repeatedly! ๐ŸŒœ
  2. It has come to me on a very special day in my life, so far. No, it was not my birthday yesterday!

What is the Versatile Blogger Award?

Bloggers nominate other bloggers who they believe deserve recognition for their high-quality standard of writing, uniqueness of content, passion and love displayed throughout the site and to top it off, amazing photos!

Rules :

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and share their link.
  2. Nominate up to 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. Also, inform them about the nomination.
  3. Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know.

Thank you Shraddha.๐Ÿ˜˜

Its the last award, so, again, everyone I follow is nominated. I follow a very few people, and I do so only if I end up really liking their posts, like bombing+comment bombing them or if they say they are a new blogger and want me to do so.๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜‰

Seven facts about me that my readers may not know!

  1. I am a vegetarian.๐ŸŠ
  2. I absolutely love white flowers. ๐Ÿ’
  3. I really have no clue about make up and accessories. Sharing an incident here. My classmates were used to me attending classes with long hair messed up and tied as a bun. Once a guy told me that I should try French braid, since I have such long hair. I didn’t know what a French braid was. In fact, I’m still not sure what it is.๐Ÿ˜›
  4. I value privacy a lot. I do not like when people ask me personal questions. Yeah, once I’m comfortable, nobody needs to ask.๐Ÿ™‚
  5. I rarely give people birthday presents, so I rarely receive them, karma you see!๐Ÿ˜‚
  6. I have fallen off a horse in childhood once, the fourth time I was doing horse riding. Now I am vehemently against horse riding, for obvious reasons.๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜‚
  7. I’m terrible at handling mobile phones. I always succeed in destroying them. Dad has tried everything to make me a little more responsible, from buying we the most expensive phone to giving me his first nokia mobile.๐Ÿ’ฅ

Thank you so much for reading. Lots of love to you all!๐Ÿ’ซ

Snowflake

We were vapours of water coherent,
We froze to crystals transparent.
Air currents swayed us up and down;
We gathered and made clouds frown.
And we grew influential and big,
It was time to spring up and dance a jig!
Leaping we descended earth,
As a snowflake we spread mirth.
Arranged as six pointed stars,
We spread brilliance near and far.
We are merely colorless water frozen to white,
Magical is the reflection of light.

THE LIEBSTER AWARD

 

Hey dear bloggers! I’ve been nominated for the LIEBSTER AWARD this time! The nomination comes from a gifted blogger SHUBHAM. I’ve ‘met’ Shubham only recently, on WordPress. I insist you guys to visit his blogs for some emotive stuff! 

The rules of this award:

1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.

2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.

3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 11 blogs.

5. Notify those blogs of the nomination.

6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

So here are Shubham’s questions and my answers

Mostly our ambitions change when we grow up. So, what was your ambition during childhood?

I wanted to be a doctor in childhood. I remember writing funny prescriptions for everyone in the house, their ailments being stuff like eating slowly, talking too much, and writing some crap advice. Now, I’m scared of biology. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Which phobia do you have?

Acrophobia.

Which TV show/film would you like to act, and which character?

I have absolutely no clue about TV shows and movies right now. For the past two years, I had been really busy with my studies. Since my holidays are going on, I’ll answer this soon!๐Ÿ˜›

Lyrics/catchphrase that won your heart?

โ€œIt is so hard to leaveโ€”until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.โ€ – John Green, Paper towns. ๐Ÿ’™

What is the first thing you would do if you started ruling the world?

Ban pink color!

If you were forced to open a cake shop, what would you name it?๐Ÿ˜‚

God! Why do you ask such tough questions huh? I’ll name it infinity. 

What is the one thing you regret of not having done?

I regret not eating my brother’s share of pizza last night. ๐Ÿ•

Which celebrity is/was your crush?

I never had a crush on celebs.

Junk food that you donโ€™t think you will ever give up?

Paani puri and Pizza๐Ÿ•

What is the best compliment you have received?

“You understand me perfectly”

 If you could wake up tomorrow as somebody else, who would it be?

As mom. Because her rules rule my world.๐ŸŒŽ

11 Random facts about me… 

For the first 7 I’m going to show you my skills to copy from one of the previous awards I had received, Lovely Blog award and paste here.

  1.  I love swimming. My dad is a great swimmer and Iโ€™m so grateful to him for arousing my interest in it.๐ŸŠ
  2. I totally love Punjabi Music. Again, daddy dearest shares this love for Punjabi music with me, but our taste sort of differs. Yeah, I know that the lyrics are silly but I canโ€™t help it. Do listen to them and tell me if you like them too!๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ”Š
  3. Iโ€™ve always been the favourite of almost every teacher I had so far.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™
  4. I very rarely eat outside. Iโ€™m the greatest fan of the food that my mom makes, certified!โœ”
  5. I love public speaking.๐ŸŽ™
  6. I love Mathematics more than anything else in the world.๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ“‰ (I know some of you think Iโ€™m a bore, I agree.)
  7. I donโ€™t confide in people easily. Thatโ€™s because I have had to part ways from every single person I have trusted so far. The reasons have been many. Iโ€™ll list them in a post some day.
  8. I’m left handed.๐Ÿ–
  9. I absolutely hate having pets. I’m a cleanliness freak and cannot take any mess.
  10. Blue is my favorite color.๐Ÿš
  11. I really hate shopping.

My nominations…*claps* *drumroll

 I’ll take the opportunity to nominate ROBIN for the award. Liebster is derived from a German word meaning sweetest, kindest and lovely. I nominate Robin for the creating beautiful and lovely images in my mind through his poetry. Your posts are indeed gems of literature. As a matter of fact, he was the first person who followed me on WordPress. Thank you for the kind gesture.

Any body who wishes to answer these questions can do so. I would love to read your answers, fellow bloggers. Do let me know if any of you wish to answer these. I’ll be glad

Here are my questions.

  1. Which is your favorite tourist destination? 
  2. What are the languages you know?
  3. Lyrics or catchphrase that won your heart?
  4. Geometry or algebra?
  5. Have you ever had any paranormal experiences? If yes, please share more about it.
  6. What is the best compliment you have ever received?
  7. Your favorite quote?
  8. Which is the best birthday present you have ever received?
  9. Do you collect anything? If yes,what?
  10. One best blogger friend or many good blogger friends? (this one is sort of tough)
  11. If I would arrange a dinner date for you, with one person, anyone, and you had to choose the person, whom would you choose?

Congratulations Robin. All the best to everyone who wishes to answer these questions.

Lots of love to all the wonderful bloggers. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

Six word story

‘Relationships built on lust seldom last.’

Inspired by my own six word story which I wrote for Jeni’s six word story competition last month. ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ™ˆ

‘It was lust concealed in love’ 

JUST ANOTHER BLOGGER AWARD

Hi Stunners, Inspirers, Adorables, Mango pie and Dope Ass! (all these words exist in an Orange dictionary) So as the title and the image suggests, I have been nominated for an Award, ‘Just another blogger Award’ by JENI G.J. Dearhearts, have you heard about the kind of people who can capture your heart in merely six words? Jeni is one of them. Her six word stories are out of the world. My favorite so far is her latest post ‘Be my Friend’; I’m yet to stalk her and like bomb+comment bomb her, like I always end up doing.  

1. If God grants you an instant wish, what would you ask for?

I would request him to tell each of us in detail about him. To share every single damn detail, and answer every damn question that anyone asks! Sorry God, it will be a tedious task, but I really want to know about you.

2. How well do you know yourself?

Pretty well! 

3. What do you think about a bloggers meet up?

 Not right now. Maybe later, after I know everyone a little more I would like to be a part of it. Or maybe never.

4. If you could transform into any animal what would it be?

Panda- Because I find them super cute.

5. Favorite book.

Is still waiting for me to read it.

6. Do you think true love exists?

YES. Love is merely a four lettered word, until someone adds meaning to it and I believe someone will add a meaning to it for me one day!

7. Ego or anger? Which one damages the most?

I’ve always had a control over my anger, but yeah, I lost a friend due to my ego, and my ego still stops me from contacting him though I really wanted to, recently, so for now my answer is EGO!

8. What do you want to become?

A person better than what I was yesterday, every single day. And I define that better, not anyone else.

9. Do you believe that there would be a third part in the movie Baahubali?

I’ve not seen the first two parts, so I don’t know on what basis I should predict. 

10. Name one thing you do that always feels right.

Brush and bath every single day.

11. Where do you draw the most inspiration from your blog?

  • Other bloggers
  • Dreams and ambitions
  • Lost friendships

12. favorite country?

INDIA ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

13. What is a relationship breaker for you?

Fake gallan goodiyaan (sweet talks).

14. Would you ever take back someone who cheated?

 Maybe, if he traps me again. The probability is 0.0000000000000000001.

15. If youโ€™re in a bad mood, do you prefer to be left alone or have someone cheer you up?

Mostly left alone, but if that someone is R, I can fake bad mood.

16. Are you confidential?

What do you guys think? My WordPress buddies know the answer, don’t they?

17. Whatโ€™s the one thing people always misunderstand about you?

That all they can get from me is attitude. I mean why do they judge me without even knowing me huh?

18. What did your past relationship teach you?

It taught me not to accept a proposal unless  I’m really in love, otherwise I’ll end up ditching the guy in 2 days, again.๐Ÿ˜›

19. What job would you be terrible at?

Chef.

20. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance of winning a medal for?

Eating Rasgullas and paanipuri.โœŒ

21. What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?

Where’s dad?

22. What have you only recently formed an opinion about?

Useless big fat Indian weddings.

23. What is the most annoying question people ask you?

Why don’t you attend family get-togethers? Guys, life for me is not gossiping and dal makhni!๐Ÿ˜

24. What is something a ton of people are obsessed with but you just donโ€™t get the point of?

TyPin LyK DiS!๐Ÿ˜ค

25. What one thing do you really want but canโ€™t afford?

I have every materialistic possession that I really want.

26. What did you think you would grow out of but havenโ€™t?

The habit of leaving someone’s life abruptly or letting someone go. In other words, fear of getting trapped in snarls of affection, only to be strangers yet again.

27. What do you wish your brain was better at doing?

I wish it was better at considering what my heart wants to say at times! Ummm, maybe not! You are perfect, my incredible brain!๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ’˜

28. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?

Now this question is tougher than a JEE Advanced rotational mechanics problem for me! Actually I wouldn’t change it, but if I really HAD to, I would call myself ‘Maher’, because it means generous and I want to be generous and it retains the first alphabet of my name.

29. What would be the most annoying thing to someone who has you as a roommate?

Maybe my odd and unpredictable sleep timings. I’m working towards regulating this.

30. Have you ever saved someoneโ€™s life?

Yes, mine, by doing what I want to, every damn time.

Time for nominations! 

I nominate every blogger that I follow. You guys are super interesting, all of you; and I’m desperately waiting to read your answers to these thirty not so difficult questions. Trust me, I’ll feel really happy if you take up the nomination and give me a chance to read your answers. I vehemently request you guys to take up the nomination. Do let me know if you’ll accept my request and take up the nomination. Please do consider answering these questions.

Lots of love to you all.๐Ÿ’™

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