Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Let's Rest For A While

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let's rest for a while
listen to the waves
serene and calm
music we crave
sailing the world
storms were braved
a cup of tea
and warm bread
it's time to cherish
the tales of our miles
anchor the boat
let's rest for a while

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Like Rose, Like Love

and petals
and ups and downs
love is a game
of lost and found
its a blessing
and a gift
it binds all rifts
a rose that blooms
in seasons
not makeshift

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Chasing Adventure

I wasn't born with a dictionary embedded in my mind, and a few words entered late into my vocabulary. My first tryst with the term ‘adventure’ happened when I was in the fourth grade. There were many pups in my colony, and I found them so cute that I decided to take one home. True to my intention, I picked up one and walked towards my home, when quite unexpectedly, I heard a low growl behind me. "Ah must be some silly cat," I thought. But hey, cats don’t bark, and I soon realized it when the growl turned into a loud bark. A dog, supposedly the mother of the pup had started giving me the chase. I ran for my life.

I hid in an apartment garage nearby. I wasn't eager to let go of the pup. I wanted to feed it, play with it, and make it my friend, but unfortunately, the mother dog wanted those very same things. I thought I was safe now, but no, she soon figured us out, and I was running again, the pup still in my arms.

After several zig-zag round of my colony, I finally managed to leave the dog behind. I felt victorious, the thrill emanating in the beads of sweats wrinkled on my forehead. It was adventurous, picking up the puppy, being chased by the dog, and then finding my way out of it. I went to my home and introduced my new friend to my mom. Well, you can disregard what happened next, as that’s out of the context. To state it briefly, I was ordered to keep the pup back from where I had brought it. Now, that was another adventure, keeping the puppy in front of his mother, and then escaping from her shining jaws.

I became an adventure freak soon after. Stealing mangoes from Seth ji's orchard became my favorite past time whenever I went to my village. The mangoes were delicious, and thus you can pardon me from stealing them. I, with my gang of five other boys, used to frequent the orchard late in the evening, when Seth ji was not at home. However, one day, while we were relishing the juicy ecstasy, Seth ji's car honked outside the gate. Alarmed, we all jumped from the tree to run. However, in the excitement and hullabaloo, Raja hurt his leg and started crying. Seth ji, who was initially shocked seeing all these disturbances, now regained his composure and ran behind us with sticks. We lifted Raja and fled, jumping in full force over the fence and were soon out of sight.

However, in-spite of what happened that day, we kept on visiting the orchard, eager to have the delicious fruit and prepared to embark in new adventures.

Adventures are invigorating. I am no longer a kid, but that adventure streak still lies deep within me, always looking for a new opportunity to let go of the crazy thrill. #AdventureNme bring out moments that are forever etched in my memory.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Dear Backbone - Please Forgive Me

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He had weird dreams, his backbone being ripped out of his body, washed and dangled by a hook to dry. He saw someone laugh at his predicament.

"Why do you need it? You never do use it. Better to give away something that you tend to cheapen."

He felt like a worm, crawling on the floor, unable to stand, stooping low.

The words pierced his ears, and he woke up with a start.

"Dear backbone. Please forgive me. I will always walk and sit straight, not lean much, and use you to the fullest," the lazy boy promised, frightened.

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Monday, February 08, 2016

Calling Me Insane

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your name echoes
in listless waves
in silent hours
and myriad hushes

what if, we could retrace
the shadows of the past
only if we had known back then
that tides never do last

you sailed away in bluish hue
a prince long lost in fables
like a child who's stung by sand
I wrote my tale in pebbles

the love hasn't diminished a bit
and yet I know it's in vain
that longing for you, I breathe and live
as I hear you laugh, calling me insane

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Friday, February 05, 2016

Road Trip

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come on come on
hit the road
road - road - road - road (Chorus)
shed the burden
unfasten the load
load - load - load - load (Chorus)

come on come on
hit the road
shed the burden
unfasten the load
be the joy
and your own hope
don't make trouble
adventure is your dope

we shall ride through Bahamas
we will sail the Panamas
this road trip come discover
in your tees and pajamas
let's make beaches our home
and jungles the playgrounds
the world isn't flat
we'll drive all around

come on come on
hit the road
road - road - road - road (Chorus)
shed the burden
unfasten the load
load - load - load - load (Chorus)

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

My Gold Morning

Mornings should be fresh, lively and beautiful. The chirping of the birds, the cool in the breeze, and the smile on your loved ones face, isn’t that what we call a perfect dawn, or in better terms, a gold morning. Morning shows us the day. Well then, how can we ensure that we wake up to gold mornings that would make our entire day happy and cheerful?

Fitness is of paramount importance, and we need to ensure that in our quick and fast paced world, we do invest some time on our health. Even an hour per day would do, and this investment will forever guarantee a secure return, in the form of a good health. We should regularly exercise and make sure that we follow the fitness mantra. A good workout, a healthy diet and a healthy ambiance will surely go a long way in making our mornings golden.

When we talk of fitness, we normally think of physical workout. No wrong in that, but then there is one aspect we tend to ignore – oral care. Taking care of our teeth, gums, tongue and mouth is as important as any other parts of our body. Now of course, there isn’t any gymnasium where we can work on our oral parts, but surely we can follow a disciplined mouth wash routine to keep our gums and teeth strong and fit.

Colgate 360 Charcoal Gold was launched solely for this purpose. A tooth brush with a difference, it takes dental care to a whole new height. Eat whatever you want, wherever you want, Colgate 360 Charcoal Gold ensures that germs don’t breed in your smile. It follows the principle of whole mouth cleaning, which makes you feel fresh and lively all day, and sets you up for the endeavors that you have planned for the day.

If your morning starts in a sour note (we have all experienced that), the entire day turns out to be of missed chances and opportunities. We end up complaining and introspecting on what went wrong. We cannot control everything, but there are a few stuffs that we definitely can, and one of them is to take every step to turn our mornings into #Colgate360GoldMornings. Not only will it keep us happy, it will also create an aura of optimism, love and positivity all around us. #Colgate360GoldMornings offer unlimited smiles, starting when we wake up, till the time we are back to bed at night.

I believe that I have the right to stay happy and blessed, and feel refreshed at all times. #Colgate360GoldMornings offer me that, and I would like to adopt it in my lifestyle. Staying fit and healthy, interacting with like minded people, and planning for a bright day ahead will definitely keep me hail and hearty. My mantra in life is simple – open the eyes to a gold morning and celebrate the day. Every day in our life gives us new hopes, dreams and aspirations, and I would love to make the most of it. That’s what gold mornings are for, and will always be.

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