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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dil hai Chota sa - Choti si Aasha....

 It was a cozy winter evening in Mount-Abu February 2011. I was heading towards the Sun-Set point to inhale the essence of the Mountains wrapped in chilled breeze and warm Sun-Shine. Oxymoron attracts me.
On the way I found this small girl lost in weaving colourful dreams in her curious eyes. When eyes speak we actually don't need words.
I stood still and kept watching her silently until she herself got distracted and smiled looking at me.

I warmly approached her and whispered in her ears "Dil hai Chota sa, Choti si Aasha - Aasmaano ko choone ki Aasha...Hai na?" (Small Heart with small Hopes...Hopes to touch the skies... isn't it?) and listening this she burst into the exuberant laughter followed by a non-stop smile.
Her giggles still echo in me and leave me smiling flawlessly.

~ Archana
27-09-2016


Sunday, September 25, 2016

जन्मदिवस

अँधेरा टिमटिमाने लगता है
स्मृतियों की लॉ में
और फूँक देता है जान
शमशान हो चुके वर्चस्व में
आओ भोर को अवकाश दे दें
चिताएँ आनंदित हैं
मृत्योपरांत जन्मदिवस पर 

~ अर्चना 
25-09-2016 

Photo Credit : Google Image 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Love Liberates

It was not just another evening. Wind was romancing with the shades of Sun-Shine that was eager to illuminate another world covering this side with deep black under the twinkling stars and fireflies. Such evenings are not usual ones when just before the onset of shadows of dark, the sky becomes crimson and she becomes pink with sparkling eyes.
"Where are you lost?", his calm voice distracted her.
"Painting a Dream ......" she smiled.
"With no Canvas, no Brush, no Colours, ....?", he wondered.
"Yes. I am the Canvas, the Brush and Colours too", she whispered ignoring the bewildering expressions growing in his questioning eyes.
She was flying with a new Dream in her eyes. He was standing alone with no movement in thighs recalling his words "Love Liberates, it never ties". 

~ Archana
21-09-2016 

Flickering Thoughts

With closed eyes
when you travel within
Thoughts flicker
and you give in
to the eternal journey
where soul keeps wandering
in fragments and pieces
All you do is
keep watching in Unison
from the distance .... ! 


~ Archana
20-09-2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Arrival of a Dream : Happy Birthday !!

Standing alone
Looking beyond the Horizon
Where... ....
The Earth and the Sky meet
yet remain apart
with longing heart... ...
In the deep darkest night
just before the dawn
You remain lost
midst of the Kaarvan
of subtle thoughts
Unaware that soon.....
First ray of the Rising Sun
would kiss you to confirm
Arrival of the tiny-infant Dream
Quiet, Calm and Serene..... !!!
Happy Birthday ! 

~ Archana 
14-09-2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I am against Cruelty to Animals !!

I am sorry but I sincerely refuse to receive or give wishes on the Festival of brutal sacrifice of innocent Animals. They say they raise a Goat/Camel/Ox/ etc. so that they develop Love for it and then they sacrifice their Loved one in the name of the "Most Merciful Allah". But I wonder why not at least try sacrificing their own beloved Son or Daughter like Prophet Abraham did? Why to buy a Goat for nurturing pseudo love? I always remained confused that "Why anybody would ever like to sacrifice one's loved one to eat and to distribute among friends?" and Why the most merciful God the Allah would ever ask to sacrifice of his own creations? How come Merciful Allah can be associated with "Bloody Sacrifice" of "Innocent and Speechless" animals?
Process of Halaal described as painless comfortable death to Animals as Hallal according to the Holy Book cuts the nerve first that gives signals of pain to the brain. How conveniently we Human-beings assume on behalf of innocent dumb animals ignoring their teary eyes, fearful expressions and scary screams just before their brutal sacrifice following orthodox centuries old foolish practices to satiate our dumb conditioning.
Same cult would be on Roads holding Banners of cruelty against Humanity if Criminals following Islam in India would be given Death sentence for their convicted crime by inflicting Halaal. Then same Halaal which is considered painless for animals would be considered Brutal Indian Law for a particular community. Their would be Slogans of Intolerant and Biased India. Their would be signature campaigns against it. High time we must accept that we are biased and selective for showing sensitivity either its Human beings or innocent animals.
We must strongly consider that all the Religions are subjected to reforms not only Hinduism. Centuries old written texts must not stop us from questioning irrational and insensitive practices. We deserve a young generation that nurtures evolutionary thoughts, questioning mind and progressive brains.
Sacrifice Cruelty but definitely not the Innocent Animals!
~ Archana
13-09-2016
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Set Him Free !!

Set him free
Even if he never comes back
You would never regret

Remain bottled-up
Even if you talk & express
He would never confess

Your solidity conquers
his fears gradually
For he is frozen since years

His ignorance makes you
more clear surely
For you are above fears

Let him go
with all your Love
Embrace yourself
That's all you deserve 


~ Archana
12-09-2016 

Picture Credit : Google Images

Origin of Ganesh Utsav!

वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभः।
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देवः सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा।।
According to Hindu Mythology Lord Ganesha is the destroyer of obstacles and considered as the God of power and wisdom. This festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with extreme vigour and enthusiasm especially in western India, specifically in Maharastra. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj started celebrating it but during his time it was a non-community affair.
But are you aware that Shri Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, A Great Freedom-Fighter made use of this vibrant festival as a tool to spread important messages and to gather public support for various social causes. Shri Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak amazingly explored ways to technically utilize Ganesh-Utsav to unite all sections of Society and beautifully transformed annual domestic festival into large public event flawlessly.
Following the footsteps of Shri Bal Gangadhar Tilak now celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi is considered as community event. Several Social Organizations using it as a platform to organize Blood Camps and Free Medical Check Up Camps and other community welfare activities.
Its really amazing to see, how our festivals unite the community and our great leaders successfully established a platform for community welfare. Happy Ganesh-Utsav. May we all prosper together in all aspects of life. 
~ Archana
12-09-2016 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

I am Home....!!


I am Home
And you run to me
I am Home
And you jump on me
I am Home
And you kiss me all over
I am Home
In Your Love and care
I am Home
And you don't complain
I am Home
...Your swinging tail...


I am Leaving Home
And you guess it Right
Now all you would do..
is to wait for my sight

You are not running
You are not jumping    
You are not kissing                                                        


You are sitting quiet                                                      
on the floor
Silently walking
to the door…

Your routine
From Day to Night
waiting for me

with no plight
When
I will be back at Home…. 



~ Archana 10-09-2016 

Photo-Credits => Rana Atheya