Rangoli

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture.

Rangoli is a colourful design created to decorate the floor (generally near the entrance) on auspicious occasions. The one in this picture is a Floral Rangoli, made with colourful flower petals.

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This flower carpet was created at the entrance of a wedding venue, to welcome the bridal couple. What better way to enter a new phase of your life, than by walking on a carpet of flowers!

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Linking to the Weekly Photo Challenges: Textures.

Need to Revive…

 

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Life is Precious 

This is what I genuinely feel and it is not said for effects.

If we can get anyone back from the dead, then we need to get back Humanity.

Incidences ranging from the tortured deaths of mute, stray animals to cases like Nirbhaya’s,  underline (in bold) the demise of this basic human characteristic.

(If we can get back someone, then it should be these souls who deserved to live a complete life).

To make sure that such incidences do not repeat, we need to regain humanity – and not just for a day, but forever.

 

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Linking to IndiSpire Prompt:179: #defyingdeathforaday by Nabanita.

Once, on a rainy day!

Here are two different sides of the coin called — LIFE!

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She glanced around her pretty new nest

all neat and everything in place.

Heavens had all broken loose out there,

but was so warm and cosy in this nest of hers.

Wind crashed on the windowpane

with crazy whirl of lashing rain

she smiled and hummed,

waiting for him to return.

And then came the call, so sharp like that bolt…..

one more life had been claimed by the insane downpour!

…….Once, on a rainy day!


 

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Darkness gathered and the clouds lowered on the earth,

the pain and the raging storm all began at once.

All by itself, their shanty stood on a desolate dot,

no one there to call and no vehicle around the spot.

Waves after waves of that killer pain,

hit her like the thrashing of the rain.

Helpless and trembling old parents,

only could watch in distress…

Cried aloud and she wreathed in torment,

but no help in sight at that moment….

Then above the thunder of the storm,

slowly whimpered a tiny little cry….

Fighting the odds and the elements,

a life had dared to enter the planet!

…….Once, on a rainy day!

 

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

Changing Times…..[WPC: Delta]

Old country-side is fast changing into modern constructions, especially on the outskirts of the metropolitan cities.

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In the foreground is the Tulsi Katta or a special place for Holy Basil, which is often found in the courtyards of the old country-side houses. Just across the road are under-construction, tall, high-rise buildings – a sign of modernisation. This is the transition evident in the developing parts of the big cities.

 

Linking to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta.