The Liebster Award!

Hey, I am back with this award nomination and I am soo happy!

I was nominated by Huguette, a long time ago and I was a little out of time to write this post, therefore got a little late but better late than never, isn’t it?!

So Huguette is an amazing person, she is one of the few people I actually admire. She is straightforward and honest about her feelings, always. I can write a whole post about her so I will just conclude by saying that I like her the way she is☺️

Visit her blog, you will love it, because if you are not following her you are missing something real (Click here to go to her blog)

Thank you Huguette❤️ You are very kind!

What is the Liebster Prize?

The Liebster Prize is an award that exists only on the Internet and is awarded to bloggers by other bloggers. The first case of the award goes back to 2011. Liebster in German means sweet, kind, dear, charming, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome. It really is an excellent way to meet other bloggers and gain more visibility in the community.

There are some simple rules to follow:
Add a link to the Official Liebster Award page in your blog post

The Global Aussie


Thank the blogger who nominated you and give a link to their site

Do a post and answer the questions

Nominate 5 other bloggers and let them know

Create more questions for them


Now for the most exciting part: the questions!

1. Can you recall a moment that took your breath away? Describe it.

Yes, I remember it perfectly, the moment that took my breath away!It was 10th July 2007, the day of birth of my little brother. We were in the hospital, my father and all my relatives. I was only 6 years old then and I was so excited to see the baby, it was fascinating and I remember all the times when I crossed a temple in a car or went to one, I used to pray to God to give me a brother. Moments of ecstatic anxiety continued and then the doctor came out with this little child in his hands, so small and so beautiful. I remember the doc calling me first to look at him. My happiness knew no bounds. It was like a miracle for me. Looking at my little brother for the first time and then watching him grow is a journey that takes my breath away everyday 🙂

2.Would you marry a person from a different religion?

Of course, why not? Religion, for me is a way of life, the faith in God is just the same, it’s difference in expression.

The happiness of my parents is the most important to me so if they don’t have any problem in that, I would have no problem because I don’t see them differently. Not as an explanation, but as a general fact, my best friend is a muslim and our families are great friends as well

3. What makes you smile instantly?

Well, many things. I like surprises so if I get a surprise however small it is, it makes me smile.

Chocolates make me smile too or my favourite song, then if someone praises me or I read something that touches my heart.

And yes, kindness. If I see a random stranger being kind to any other person or even to me, I smile and stare at them ( I know it’s a little weird, but I like watching people)

4. You have a gun and murder is not a crime at all, whom would you kill?

This is so cool😂😂 I have made mind lists in all these years, there are hundreds of names, specific as well as general. Generally, any rude and evil person will not have any mercy

Be alert😂

5. You woke up and you’re 5 years old again but you remember your entire life you already lived, how would you act? What would you change?

It would be so good if this were real. It’s hard to believe but I have made some very wrong choices and decisions in my life, so maybe I would like to change them, but then I also think that those times have made me who I am today, so perhaps I would just let it be and enjoy living again, having fun without any extra pressure or responsibility yaay!

6. What’s your best quality and worst trait?

My best quality is perhaps staying hopeful. I don’t lose hope in difficult times. I am understanding and practical, I can count this in best quality too.

I have many worst traits 😂I am a little low in confidence and I am very moody. It’s not that my mood changes in a second but sometimes I like to talk a lot and then somedays, I tend to switch my phone off and not talk with anyone. I tend to behave bad too, god I have to work on this😂😂


This is it guys, I hope you enjoyed reading a a weird me!

Now for the questions

1. What is destiny for you?

2. What is your greatest strength?

3. Who is the one person you admire deeply? Why?

4. Would you rather not be able to speak or say everything that is on your mind?

5. What is the thing you would never do even if offered lots of money, like more than you can ever imagine?

My nominations

Gauri(Ms. Eager beaver)

Ilona

Steve

Krishna

Preetam

● Obviously, each one of us works hard and I am no one to judge but I just nominated for fun, anyone reading can claim the nomination and answer the questions. I would love that!

Good day!

Words,that talked…


You might say that words don’t speak,
But I’ll say that they do!

They talked with me often enough

Reciting anecdotes countless, of you

I could hear you speak, your distinct voice

Through the words that you wrote


I was the captured, bewitched by your charm
Whom you held on for so long



Your laughter still reververates through my soul

The curve of your lips, I have memorized

Your tender voice, while you took my name

And say that you love me, it haunts me

Your soft scream, when angry

the smoldering look is still embedded in my heart

Through words I read you everyday, try to relive what’s past and gone

But, your words,

they don’t speak to me anymore

They are long dead and cold

I read them everyday, but in vain

They are void, just like my heart

An unfeeling mess!


Hey,
This is another random scribble.

In today’s era, we talk more in text than in person or even calls, which personally I don’t like. I prefer long deep conversations in person (obviously with someone close) but anyway, when I look at the texts now,I feel the hollow words, I don’t feel the same emotion that I used to feel so this is just my emotions pouring out, never mind😂😂

Thanks for reading.

People, Assemble!


“The devil’s agents may be of flesh and blood, may they not?”

Quoted by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a physician and writer, the creator of the legendary Sherlock Holmes, nothing could be more apt to convey my feelings.


Hello, everyone


This post is triggered by a very sensitive and burning topic and I am more horrorstricken than infuriated to talk about it.

A few days ago, I was talking to one of my seniors( in college) and she told me about an uber(cab)  driver whom she encountered.
He was evidently a very hot headed person as he had started screaming at a person riding a bike when the cab had hit the bike,on the first place and was eyeing the girl on the bike with a very not-so-friendly look.

The bike got away but the man, evidently angry took to talking his heart out.
He went on to say how he had murdered and got away.

Yes, he admitted to being a murderer.

He drove trucks at night and had already run over two people in the highway and didn’t have a hint of remorse in his voice,saying those were accidents with a sick, evil grin. Not only that, he claimed doing more heinous acts.

Police?

Well he bought them. Yes, he bought the law with a decent sum of money. He even bribed god knows what people to bring back and clear the name of his another murderer friend.
And, hold on, he was telling this to a complete stranger in broad daylight. He proudly claimes in his ignorance that goverment could never get to him.

Is this where we have come to?
Is this what it was supposed to be?

While innocent people still get convicted and rot in jail, cold blooded murderers like him roam in the streets as if they own the place.

Public officers meant for the well being of the people, take bribes to let loose hell upon the innocent citizens.
I don’t know what to say because this was really unexpected.

Corruption is eating away societies to its very core.

It is like plague without cure, which desolates and destroyes the very system of normal life, denies the natural human rights of equality and justice,commanded by the few people who misuse the levers of power.

With every corrupted person ever born, an innocent dies and we can’t let that happen.

It’s us, the civilians who can do anything about it. If we spread awareness about it, refuse to take or give bribes and stop people from encouraging the corrupted system then we would one day, for sure be able to eradicate it. If we join hands, then only can we stand against the evil forces.

I choose to stay hopeful.


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Over the walls

You can look over the walls

I won’t turn down for sure

You might see a city in ruins

Or one in building

But neither can I promise you edifices, tall

Nor statues or monuments of flawless beauty

Decorated with magnificent flowers

The palace in there isn’t great,

Not embellished with glittering gems

You might see a desert or two

And the fast blowing wind

The water you might spot is an illusion

For my deserts are eternal

You might see some vacant places

Some even haunted with bleak emptiness

Broken glasses and tears may greet you there

But I do promise you the rippling river

In its course to the future unknown

The rendition of the rustling leaves

Buildings not impressive, but real

You might smell hope in the air

Looking over the walls is worthy, of a heart so rare!


This is a poem portraying the different emotions of the heart, some independent and some stemming from the memories.

Thank you for reading 😃

Please share your opinions and suggestions with me in the comment section ❤️

The Sunshine Blogger Award!

Hello everyone!

I like these awards a lot because this helps in knowing the bloggers better. I feel that if someone knows about a person and understands the background of every post it makes everyone relate and feel the words more. Isn’t it?

I am so humbled that two of my friends have found me worthy enough to nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! ( I have more of this same award but I will post them later)

The two kind souls are Orkidedatter, whose lines really reverberate through my soul and touch my heart and Sneha Ganesh, who is an equally amazing writer and has even published her own book, congratulations Sneha!

Thank you Lillian and Sneha, from my heart.


RULES

Thank the blogger who nominated you.

List the rules and display the logo.

Answer the questions.

Nominate some more amazing bloggers.


Lillian’s questions

1. Tell us three things about the place and country where you live now.

I live in Kolkata, which is the city of joy. It lives up to its name on the myriads of festivals especially, Durga puja. It is a beautiful place with amazing places to visit and spend time. It has its legacy sewed in every nook and corner which recite the story of the regal city. With amazing places to visit, it sprinkles the bliss of bengali culture on everyone here. It has the Coffee house, whose walls are woven with memories of past, Princep ghat by the Ganga, heritage places etc.

(Now I should stop!)

I live in India and I could go on but I will restrict myself. It is country of unity in diversity. The rich culture of every community sparkles with the smiles of the people. It has a rich history and a gift of vast natural elements. Some may feel that diversity is our weakness but no! This is our strength and the weapon is tolerance and internalisation. It leads in many aspects and is a home to legends.

2. Can you remember a teacher for their influence or words of wisdom?

I had a teacher in class 10. His name was Alok Kumar and was my social science teacher. I feel he is the best teacher in the world. No teacher could be this generous and understanding. I admire him a lot. Apart from him, my present teachers and some others also have a great influence on me. My sociology teacher, particularly has a personality I admire, though I don’t share a very personalised relation with her. My english teacher is probably the most beautiful lady, inside out. She encourages me most.

My favourite teacher is my father😊 and I couldn’t say less for my mother.

3. Have you been to a school reunion?

I am still in school and I know I will be very glad to revisit both my schools one day.

4. If money or rarity were not a problem, what would you want for your next birthday?

I want to travel and visit the whole world, XD

5. If you were stranded on a desert island with nothing and let’s face it, if you were shipwrecked you are not likely to have your favourite books etc. Would you rather have any person with you or be alone?

I would want my family and my best friends to be with me.

6. If you were offered a part as extra in a film, what would you like to be?

I would like to be the best friend of the hero who would have a role in match making!

7. If reincarnation is true,what would you like to be next time?

I would like to be me again, no one else.

8. What is your favourite mode of transport?

A convertible car( I will surely buy one someday!)

And if you ask one among the ones I have ridden, then a toy train perhaps or tram😁

9. City,suburbs or rural retreat?

City but I love the suburbs too.

10. What is your idea of a dream night out?

I would sneak out in my car with my best friends or my future boyfriend, drive through the quiet, sparkling Kolkata in night, especially the Red road and sit on the Princep ghat (a beautiful garden and ghat in Kolkata by the Ganga) and watch the sunrise.

11. When you are choosing birthday cards, do you prefer flowery or funny?

Funny.


Sneha’s questions

1. What is the best compliment you ever received?

Every compliment I receive is precious to me. The best one will be every compliment I ever received.

2. Three things about you that you feel people should know about?

I am an introvert but caring and a little moody.

3. Your secret wish?

I wish to make my parents proud, well this is not secret wish though. My secret wish would be that I want to make a library in my future home or write a book someday. Another wish I have is that I want to do something for the people, I want to plant trees and take the responsibility of the education of atleast one poor child.

4. If you had to tell me something about me, what would you tell me?

Sneha, you have a positive and unputdownable spirit. Don’t ever change. Be like this. ☺️

5. Your top 5 favourite songs.

This is tough. I love many songs, but top 5..Okay.. I will try.

1. Perfect by Ed Sheeran

2. Pehla nasha – Jo jeeta wahi sikandar

3. Jab koi baat bigad jaye- Kumar Sanu, Jurm

4.21 guns- Green day + Boulevard of broken dreams

5. Love me like you do- Ellie Goulding.

( I could name a thousand songs in every rank but.. well this is a rough draft)

Special mention– Let her go- Passenger

Thinking out loud- Ed sheeran( Actually all songs of him XD)

Tumko paya hai-Om shanti Om ( and almost every 90s song)

And LINKIN PARK. I didn’t include any of their songs in my list because I am unable to choose one for every song is close to my heart.

PS. I actually listen to almost every kind of song. I would have mentioned my favourite Rabindra sangeet as well but the post would become too long.

6. Your favourite quote.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

By Margaret Wolfe Hungerford.

7. Three specialities of the place you stay in.

I think I have already said enough about the place I stay in. Lol.

8. Dream holiday destination?

Well, anywhere. But I would love to visit Venice.

9. One thing you love and hate about people( character traits)?

I love when people are smart and ambitious and ofcourse honest. I get attracted to brain than anything else in a person.

I hate disloyal or dishonest people, basically the double faced or fake ones.

10. Favourite fiction book?

Well, I have many, 😂

The Alchemist- Paolo Coelho

Love in the time of cholera- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The kiterunner- Khaled Hosseini

How to fall in love- Cecelia Ahern

PS. I love you- Cecelia Ahern

Every Agatha Christie book I have ever read.

Etc 😅

11. If you were stuck on an island with five people, who would you want them to be? One has to be an actor or actress

Well, my father, mother, brother, my best friend and Aamir Khan or Chris Hemsworth would do 😉


Thank you for reading and letting me make you a little mad haha.

I would nominate everyone who is reading to choose from the various questions I have answered above and write their own answers to them (Yes, i am a little lazy!😂)

Thank you everyone who love me and my work so much! ❤️

Have fun!

Quote #3


A pricking reminder that memories don’t die…

Yes, they fade

But it takes time, an enormous amount of labour until you can finally look at things and not get hurt

Dream

I have been dreaming about her for a week. She seldom left my mind. She had lured me into this maze of desire, a desire to know her, find her, feel her.
Was she my phantasm, a creation of my mind?

She seemed real, for she had shaken up my numb senses.
I was determined that day to see her face because everytime I had woken up just when she was going to turn around.
I couldn’t lose her.
I saw her, sitting by the familiar lake, feet dangling, fidgeting with her fingers, waiting for someone. I knew what she felt; I felt her.

Nearing, I touched her shoulder. The lake was way down, a great fall!
She turned around and I woke up, sweating all over, screaming for my life. She left me with a question hanging in the air, who was she, for she looked just like me!


Written in response to

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #25

I hope you all like it. Please feel free to share your opinion or suggestion with me.

☺️