Wednesday, May 18, 2016

55 Fiction # 27 - First Love


Could never have had enough, but it was time to make a call. To do or not to do was the question that kept oscillating in her mind freaking her out. After maneuvering her mind for long hours she could finally come to terms with it and decided to return the book to the library.


 ~ Karan 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

An Ode to Maa

To tribute my Mother who I fondly call #Maa even using all alphabets in all probable attributable words would not be enough and certainly not enough is a day. So I do it in my small way. We always get interested in celebrating things on a larger scale and in grand style. But what we forget is life is celebrated the most in mundane and smaller things that we do and appreciate in the simplest way.

So when I wrote about Maa in one of my earlier posts "Mother" the first thing that struck me was that she risked herself for me to even breathe for the first time and see this world, she is my candle, my light – my begetter, my divine. She is my god; here you will find why - My Namesake for God.

I take every moment that I get to appreciate her and do it profoundly, with simply helping her do the kitchen chores, to cook lunches and dinners with her, happily surprise her by serving her with favorite dishes for breakfast before she gets up (only sometimes, most days she is up before me), to acknowledging her when she sews the buttons of my shirt early morning so that I can look my best during presentation at work that day, and to buy her, her beloved ice-cream when we have had our share of arguments and many such moments but the most important thing is I walk upto her and say “Sorry” when I have been wrong and have been unreasonable with her even to the slightest alongwith that ice-cream ;)

Here are my two cents in her appreciation:

You have given me life,
You taught me to stride,
My back you keep,
Whenever I break and weep,

You raised me right,
To educate me bright,
You put up a fight,

Then Fate gave you the blow,
Your amour was busted,
Your shield had to go,
Even as you lost consort,
To whine, you did not resort,
You shaped my life,
You turned me in a bort,

You don’t sleep,
Till I am in sight,
Even if it’s three in the night,
When world is against me,
You are my knight,

To tribute you Maa,
I say, you are even my Paa,
All words together are not enough,
Not enough is a day,
Whatever I am today,
Whatever I will ever be,
Indebted to you,
I will forever be!


~ KARAN 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Zen

I am participating in A to Z Challenge 2016 where we write 26 posts in a month each day on one word from A to Z barring Sunday's.  Today's word is "Z".
              
My theme is “Human Characteristics”.  Today I chose “Zen”.


Sprints on veranda
Shameless screaming in schoolyards
Fearless me

When did I lose that?
The zeal of a bee, I had
Blissful used to be

Without distortion
Sans figment, happy again
Zen like want to be

~ KARAN

As children we are fearless of the world and our only agenda is to be happy. We mingle and get along with anyone and everyone and never bother about who that person is and which family/religion/cast/creed so and so forth, s/he comes from. However as we grow up we tend to forget the ultimate goal in life of being happy and tend to tilt towards becoming more snobby and selective as a result of which we are illusioned from the real purpose of life and living.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Young Mind

I am participating in A to Z Challenge 2016 where we write 26 posts in a month each day on one word from A to Z barring Sunday's.  Today's word is "Y".
              
My theme is “Human Characteristics”.  Today I chose “Young Mind”.

Bursting energy
Ever ready keen young mind
New start, age a count


~ KARAN

As they say “it’s all in the mind, age is just a number”. It so true, as long as one has desire, fervor and energy and is ready to go for it with all heart, no age can stop one from setting new goals and achieving them!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Xenial

I am participating in A to Z Challenge 2016 where we write 26 posts in a month each day on one word from A to Z barring Sunday's.  Today's word is "X".
              
My theme is “Human Characteristics”.  Today I chose “Xenial”.

Leave the doors ajar
Xenial with guests, strangers
May have pleased angles


~ KARAN 

Xenial in particular is defined as “friendly relationship between host and guest”, however here I have used it in a broader sense with an effort to drive home a point how we are turning recluse. Here in India we emphasize on Atithi Devo Bhava which in literal translation in English means 'The guest is equivalent to God' or 'Be one for whom the guest is God'. However we have long forgone that.  Let alone for others but as mentioned in the teachings in almost all of the holy scriptures across religions which I vaguely quote here one must atleast for one's own-self greet the guest with open arms:

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to guests and strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.”

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wicked

I am participating in A to Z Challenge 2016 where we write 26 posts in a month each day on one word from A to Z barring Sunday's.  Today's word is "W".
              
My theme is “Human Characteristics”.  Today I chose “Wicked”.

Misguided young souls
Disgruntled minds, failing pray
To the wicked will


~ KARAN 

The world has turned intolerant and unmindful whereby leaving people to fend for themselves. Add to it the frustration of joblessness and lack of opportunity the youth today is the most vulnerable species and the radical organizations are wasting no time in tapping them and luring them into the life of hell for their sole wicked willed interests.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Vacuous

I am participating in A to Z Challenge 2016 where we write 26 posts in a month each day on one word from A to Z barring Sunday's.  Today's word is "V".
              
My theme is “Human Characteristics”.  Today I chose “Vacuous”.


No need to know it
Still questioning is his right
Is vacuous mind

~ KARAN 

These days more often than not we come across people who show a lack of thought or intelligence while deliberating and debating. Case in point spokespersons of various political parties.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Ubiquitous

I am participating in A to Z Challenge 2016 where we write 26 posts in a month each day on one word from A to Z barring Sunday's.  Today's word is "U".
              
My theme is “Human Characteristics”.   Today I chose “Ubiquitous”.


Apple, Mango, Grape
He wanted it all, got none
Ubiquitous trait

~ KARAN

It’s due to our desire to be present everywhere and get everything we fail to enjoy the one we have at that point in time.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

55 Fiction # 26 ~ Thrifty

I am participating in A to Z Challenge 2016 where we write 26 posts in a month each day on one word from A to Z barring Sunday's.  Today's word is "T".
              
My theme is “Human Characteristics”.  Today I chose “Thrifty”.



"Bought a bottle of water for Rs.20 he happily quenched thirst. Months later he readily paid Rs.100 for it. A year after hopping shops he finally found one and had to offer Rs.500 for same bottle. Couple of years later even Rs.10,000 could not fetch him one, he realized being thrifty would have been wise."

~ KARAN
We have to come to realize that even money can’t buy everything, you may millions with you but the resources are limited. One has to be wise and cunning in using them or should I say wasting them in case of water.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Salacious

I am participating in A to Z Challenge 2016 where we write 26 posts in a month each day on one word from A to Z barring Sunday's.  Today's word is "S".
              
My theme is “Human Characteristics”.  Today I chose “Salacious”.


Her modesty outraged
She went to the cops hopeful
Met salacious eyes


 ~ KARAN 


It’s very insulting and sad that rather than helping a woman in distress cops show seductive interest in her plight.
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