Day 10 – Friendship

This is a 365 days Challenge… Each day I will be writing about different random things. If you think it is fun you can certainly join this challenge.
All you have to do
1. Post the name of the blog that inspired you to take up this challenge
2. Do link your post to my blog so that we learn to appreciate each other.

#10 – Friendship

There is no better friend than a sister and there is no better sister than YOU!

 

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This post is dedicated specially to my sister who has always been my best friend.

This is the speech I wrote for her to be read on her big day. Unfortunately due to some circumstances I couldn’t tell her.

So here it is… I hope she reads…

To my sister…

My support, my ally, my entertainment, my audience, my critic, my biggest fan, my best friend… my sister!

Good evening! for those of you who don’t know me, I’m Sandra the very proud younger sister of our beautiful bride. I want to start by congratulating the bride and groom and thanking all of you for making the journey here today.

To my parents, who taught us that love isn’t perfect but every second of it is worth because you did it together…

To my brother in law, I would say… stay strong and happy for, your incredible journey has just begun… I’m glad I’ve got a new brother… And welcome to our crazy little family where you will receive love abundantly…

Now to my sister, I haven’t told you this but I have always admired you for your incredible patience… That’s what makes her even special…
Well, She really is a favorite… I mean an ideal child, Whether it is excelling in academics, Keeping the emotions under control or generally being awesome in the real world… She really has set the bar high. It really is difficult to keep up… I was forced to follow every rule Mom and Dad made because she followed them. And I would like to thank her for letting me be the black sheep for the past 24 years… 😛 Jokes apart…

I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything. To this day, And I can honestly say I wouldn’t be half of the person I am today if I didn’t have a big sister like her to look up to and I’m proud to call you my big sister.

I actually drafted this speech not knowing where to start, but I’ve got to tell you, there are no words for me to come up with, to tell you how much I love you or how much you mean to me…You have been a beautiful part of my life and will always be… You taught me that there is beauty in everyone and in what they do… You taught me that you cannot find peace by avoiding it…

As young girls, we have shared our secrets, Giggled late into the nights, bickered over clothes to wear and slammed doors when we would fight… As women, we still share secrets And remember it would be you who I’d choose to call when I need an ear to hear or a shoulder to fall. No one else can understand the lives that we have had, from funny relatives to family jokes and also the times with mom and dad. I’ll treasure all the memories of growing up with you for sister’s form a lasting bond that’s trusted, lasting and true.

I just want you to know that I am always here for you in sickness and in health, for better or for worse. As a sister, I have always been there and this could never change. In this new path leading to the rest of your life, I will walk hand in hand with you today on your big day, and every day after. I love you and could not be more happier for you.

Separately, you are two special and remarkable people, but together you are complete. As you sit side by side through this roller coaster of life, remember to scream from the peaks, hold hands through the dips, laugh through the loops, and enjoy every twist and turn; For the ride is much better when you share it together. My greatest wishes for you both are that you have a continued loving friendship and partnership; that you enjoy success and laughter; that you are blessed with children and that you always see and talk with your heart.

As I toast to my sister and my brother-in-law.

Take each day and cherish your time together. Love one another and stand together. Take time to talk to one another. Put your love and family first, your job and hobbies second. May your love be like the wind—strong enough to move the clouds, soft enough to never hurt, but always never ending.

So here’s to love, laughter, and happily ever after.

Cheers!


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Day 9 – Animals

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#9 – Animals

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”

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Somethings don’t change no matter how many times it’s been addressed or in some cases even when repeatedly told.

for the day 9, I would like to write about one such thing that not just shook the country but the entire world.

Asifa Bano, an eight-year-old whose gangrape and murder split the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two in the name of religion. She was kidnapped held captive inside a temple, who was sedated and assaulted repeatedly. Her mutilated body was found in a nearby forest weeks later. I’m sure you all would have heard, read or seen articles on this horror. It is a horrific incident which sparked the outrage across the nation. But what is the use when the laws can be bent in favor of the accused?
And the government that has to protect its people is doing the opposite.

protests and pleas fall on deaf ears and the country isn’t safe for women anymore.

If it’s your wife, sister, daughter or girlfriend you stand for them because they are related and important to you but if it is someone else it is okay for you to see them as objects.
You simply fail to understand they are also women.

Think!
Stop being those men…
Who stare at women neck down
Who want to touch women given the slightest chance
Who stand near the bus seats and stare down their necks
Whos intention is to scrape your hands on them and swiftly walk away like you were a gentleman.
Who abuse and harass in every turn

Are you one too? 

Just stop!
And start living as humans .
In fact, animals are far better than what men are today.

For those men I tell you learn from the animals…

“Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral.”

P.S: This is written in general and not to hurt anyone feelings.


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Day 8 – Dream-catchers

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#8 – Dream-catchers

Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams…

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Do you know what a Dream-catcher is…
They say it protects by filtering your bad dreams and letting the good ones to pass through.

They are fascinating little things making me wonder “How were these beautiful things made and the story behind it”.
So when I did my little research, I found extremely interesting facts and captivating stories.

Read on, If you want to know more…

First, there is no definite story on how they evolved. There are many different versions with time. Let me tell you two different stories.

Story one

A chief whose child became awfully sick with a fever had terrible nightmares. A medicine woman made him a dream catcher by copying the pattern of a spider web. Instead of catching flies, the dream catcher would catch the bad dreams. When nightmares came for the child, they were caught in the strands of sinew. But good dreams were able to pass through the web and follow the feather down to the child.
In the morning, the sun rays would burn away the bad dreams that were caught on the dream catcher.

The other story goes like this…

Another legend tells the tale of a spider weaving its web in a window while a grandmother watched from her bed. When her grandson tried to squash the spider, the woman stopped him. The spider, grateful that her life was spared, gifted the grandmother with the web and told her that it would catch all of her bad dreams but let the good dreams through.

Intriguing isn’t it…

Here are some interesting facts about them
• Dream catchers have been around over thousand years
• Over 300,000 people a month search information on dream catchers
• Over 17 million dream catchers are sold every year
• The natives that first began making dream catchers spoke a language called Ojibwe which nobody speaks to this day.
• The tribe that invented dream catchers called it an “Asabikeshiinh” which means spider
• 1 in every 18 homes in the United States owns a dream catcher.
• Dream catchers design has not changed in over 1000 years, they differ in style but the original design still lives on today.
• Bigger dream catchers are said to protect the whole family rather than individual people.
• No study has ever proven dream catchers do work, but no study has shown that they don’t work.

Well, it was indeed interesting to write about Dream-catchers…

Now I’m going to get one…

How about you?


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Day 7 – The Rocket-ship

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#7 – The Rocket-ship

If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship. Don’t ask what seat. Just get on…

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Spaceships, Rockets, and Aliens have always been a captivating subject mostly to all of us.
When I found out that today’s prompt was Rocket-ship I thought of telling something fascinating and intriguing.

 

55 years ago a small rocket took off from the outskirts of a small village. A small church dedicated to St Mary Magdalene was located on the Earth’s magnitude. Few young Scientists approached the Reverend who lived in a house adjacent to the church. When they asked him permission to acquire the church and the nearby land for their space project, the Reverend requested them to attend the Sunday mass where he could ask the parishioners for their opinion. These young scientists belonging to different religions they attended the Sunday mass eagerly waiting for their answer.

At the Sunday mass, the bishop explained the parishioners the importance of the scientific mission and what it would bring the country. Hearing the Reverend’s words they agreed and granted permission. The village people moved to a neighboring village and a church was built while the old church became the workplace and the Bishop’s house was turned into an office.

These young scientists with a little funding but with a lot of dreams started assembling their first rocket. In the initial stages that village didn’t have a canteen and hence the young scientists along with the engineers cycled to the main town to have their breakfast and dinner packing the lunch along with them. Weekdays were spent busily working on the rocket ship while on the weekends they would go to the beach or catch up on an old Hollywood movie.

Once the assembling is done they would be carried on bicycle and bullock carts to the launching pad. It was through this time that India first launched a Nike-Apache rocket supplied by NASA.

The village was named Thumba in the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram and the surprise element is APJ Abdul Kalam sir was also a part of that crew.

Now isn’t that a fascinating story to tell…


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Day 6 – Eye Contact

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#6 – Eye Contact

Some eyes sparkle from the inside out…

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Today I’m posting a brief from one my stories that I have written and hidden in the corner of my bookshelf.

With no further delay here it comes…

Do read and leave a comment below, it will help me certainly to grow…

 

“This is the final boarding call for the British Airways… ”
was heard loud and clear.
She knew she had to leave but the pair of eyes that were looking at her never made her move an inch. Her legs were frozen to the ground and she could hardly walk. She never thought she would ever feel this way.

She wished time would be still or even reverse, neither of which is possible at all. Those eyes were fixed on her. Tears made her vision blurry she didn’t want to break down in front of all them especially not in front of that particular pair of eyes. people around her were bidding bye and kissing away their loved ones. They always say Airports sees a lot of sincere kisses and tearful adieus.

There was no time left she got to leave now. She walked up to the eyes which were still looking at her. She never wanted to see them in pain but she was left with no choice. She kissed him on the cheeks and made one last eye contact before she walked away.

Never looking back…


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Day 5 – Food

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#5 – Food

Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.

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Food a universal language that connects people no matter who you are or where you are from.

Yes! its about food food food… YAY!

Today since its food.
I would love to share a simple yet the yummiest food recipe of south India though I’m not a food blogger.

Yet I couldn’t resist myself from spreading this recipe.
Because I’m a super big fan of DOSA ❤

For those of you who are confused with the term “Dosa”.
Dosa is a type of pancake from the Indian subcontinent, made from a fermented batter which is kind of similar to the crepe.

 

Recipe
For the batter:
2 cups rice
1 cup urad dal
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
oil as required

How to make plain dosa:

Soak rice, dal and fenugreek for 6 hours.
Then grind them to a fine thin batter by adding little water.
Add salt to it and leave it covered for 12 hours for fermentation.
Now heat a non-stick pan and spread 1 tbsp of the batter on the whole of the pan.
Grease all the corners and then cook it on the other side also.
Sprinkle little water on the pan and wipe it with a clean cloth before making each dosa.
Serve them hot with sambhar and chutney.

Go on try it and let me know if you are fan of Dosa too… 


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Day 4 – Dancing

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#4 – Dancing

Dancing with the feet is one thing but dancing with the heart is another…

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Dancing necessarily doesn’t mean moving the leg or shaking your body. It can also mean a transition between two pairs of eyes.

I had already mentioned in my previous post what one train journey could do…

This is one such post where the dance didn’t happen by the tapping of the feet nor by playing the music loud. It can simply be between two pairs of beautiful eyes.

Go on and read…

A short poem on one such amazing travel.

The shifting and searching
While the Heartbeats were racing
Peeking through the congested crowd
trying to find the deep brown glossy glaze
And when the darting eyes met the flashy ones
A beautiful dance began in the crowded train
Made it worth traveling in a million ways…

 

A lot can happen in one train journey.


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