The best time to say it is “NOW”

It’s Always been said, that if you love someone, tell them. And that there’s no time like now.
But this “now” is different from all the other “nows”, isn’t it?

Who would have thought that flying back to your loved one in another country , state or city would be restricted? Who thought that the relatives we love , but weren’t so enthusiastic to entertain, would now be missed? Who knew the whole world would yearn to see friends who live only a few blocks away? And did we ever think it would be weird to hear our own doorbells ring?

Why is it that we are craving for even a single hug from that “chipkoo” friend or cousin?
We had forgotten that we are humans, a social animal, and that physical human interaction is a necessity for us…
But also, lets be thankful that we are in the times that we’re are now , I mean this is the age of 4g and high speed internet , of video calling apps and social media to keep us in touch with all those people we cant connect to physically.
But this “now”also a time of fear , we don’t know who, where and when will be the next victim of the deadly virus, who may not come out on the other side of these trying times… or if at the end of it, we will have the means to be able to reach or own people..
So in this “NOW”, Let’s connect with all those who we miss, let’s video call them, call them or message them- Today, now…
Because, now, more than ever before, is the best time to tell them, “I love you, I miss you”…

Let’s build bridges!

I saw some ‘friend’ post a poem which says, “Sab yaad rakha jayega” …
Now I donot support the fanaticism of some people in promoting and spreading the hatred (on either side), I dont even understand it, Just how can you be so ignorant ?
If you say it’s a trap, why are you walking right into it?
कुछ पंक्तियाँ आपके नाम-

तुमने कहा, “सब कुछ याद रखा जाएगा “,
चलो, स्क़्ब कुछ याद रखते हैं ,
तुम भी, हम भी, भूल कर, के हम एक ही हैं,
ज़ुल्म किए जो पहले थे , आज फिर दोहराते हैं …
गलती से कहीं खिल ना जाये, गुलिस्तां है ये ,
तुम्हारा भी, हमारा भी,
चलो, इसे अब फिर बर्बाद करते हैं!
मैं कहती हूँ लेकिन,
“छोड़ो यार, भूलो सारे शिकवों को,
नए सिरे से लिखते हैं इतिहास आज नया हम,
कुछ हम भूलें, कुछ तुम संभलो,
सदियों से उजड़ा पड़ा है, ये चमन हम सबका,
इसे हम तुम मिलकर अब, आबाद करते हैं !”

Everyone HAS to be positive and only contribute to building bridges, there is just no other way!

Let’s be sure we make a strong one this time, based on strong pillars of faith and understanding. Let’s reach out to one another based on truth, not on rumour mongering.

लौट आओ…

“अब भी वक़्त है, लौट आओ,

इन बेरुखी के अंधेरों से…

हम यहीं, प्यार की रौशनी लिये,

खड़े हैं आपकी राह ताके…”


उतार फेंको अब तो, अच्छाई के इस नकली मुखौटे को,

हम तो आपके अपने हैं ,जनाब, जानते हैं आपको !

Let’s just Hold them

So, I walked in to the kids room one night to witness this… hubby and son both asleep, but holding hands…

This visual overwhelmed me beyond words , I just had to click a picture of it!

As parents, We’ve come so far in making bigger homes and providing separate bedrooms (and everything else) for the kids, we sometimes tend to forget that what the kids probably just need is so much simpler, a bedtime story from the parent or a listening ear maybe, or sometimes maybe, just a touch of affection.

This moment also sent my heart back to the time when my sensitive first born , at the age of 5 or 6, wanted her own bunk bed , we got it. But then she insisted we hold her hand until she drifted off to sleep. That gave our arms (and mind) so much stress, we decided to dismantle the bed, and it went from bunk to junk bed in less than a month.

Fast forward 8 or 9 years, my Mad Madhav , who puts up a tough front all day, just needs his dad to recharge his emotions too!

And as time races to tower our kids taller than us, and their schedules busier than ours, my arms now ache to hold them for some more time….

Let’s hold them while we still can…

Life in Black & White

Sometimes, Capturing in Black and White seems so serene, so soothing, so much more beautiful, so deeply captivating to me…. Just maybe, somewhere in the depths of my heart I feel that there is too much color ? Maybe life is just more simplistic when just seen with a single color ?

Or, maybe, just the opposite, isn’t it way more complicated, when we actually see and say BLACK AND WHITE, isn’t it really a HUNDRED SHADES OF GRAY IN BETWEEN…#musingsofmylife #thoughtoftheday #contradiction #lifeisbeautiful #thinking #instablog #beach #seashore #sand #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #waves #samsungphotography #withsamsung #note10plus #nofilters #gray #grey #shadesoflife #sunsetphotography #nocolor #inabudhabi #uaebloggers #abudhabimoments #abudhabilife

दोस्ती …

होगा इश्क बडा फैला, ऊँचा,

विशाल, आसमान की तरह,

उसी आसमान को चीर कर, लेकिन,

रंगबिरंगे, दोस्ती के गुब्बारे

बोहोत आगे तैर जाते हैं….


ढूंढना पड्ता है , कभी खुद में तुझको,

तो कभी मिल जाती है , तुझमें मेरी एक झलक,

कभी लगता है , मैं क्या कुछ हूँ तेरे साथ,

पर मान ले अब तू भी इस बात को,

ऐ ज़िन्दगी, तू भी तो मेरे बिन कुछ नही।।।