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स्त्री शक्ति
 Manisha Joban Desai  
 20 February 2018  

स्त्री शक्तिस्त्री और पुरुष इस विश्व की धरोहर मानें जाते हे। कही दोनेा में से कोई एक दूसरे से ज़्यादा ज़रूरी या ताकतवर है, उसके विवाद में न पड़ते हुए, एक बात तो तय है कि स्त्रियो को ज़रूर कुछ ऐसी अनदेखी शक्तियाँ मिली है।इतने युगों से धरती पर जितने भी परिवर्तन आये है उसमें बार-बार स्त्रियों को कभी देवी मानकर पूजा गया, या किसी युग में उसे अपमानित किया गया॥ हमारे पौराणिक शास्त्रों की कथा में हम सबने पढ़ा-सूना है उनकी जीत और उनकी यातनाओं के बारे मे,। पृथ्वी की उत्त्पत्ति से लेकर आज के आधुनिक युगतक स्त्रियों की परिस्थिति में भूतल की बदलती सतह की तरह ऊपर-तले होना उसकी मजबूरी रही हे। शायद इसका एक कारण उसकी शारीरिक रचना और मातृत्व धारण करने की जिम्मेदारी मानी जाती हे। शारीरिक ताकत में कुदरत के इस मातृत्व के वरदान से तो उसकी सहन शक्ति ज़्यादा गिनी जानी चाहिए, लेकिन सामाजिक उसूलों की अनदेखी जँजीरोने उसके अस्तित्व को बाँध दिया है॥ दुनिया का कोई भी काम ऐसा नहीं जो स्त्रियाँ नहीं कर सकती, और जितने भी कार्य ऐसे है जिसमें उन्हें रोका जाता है, वह सब कामों में वह सक्षम होते हुए भी कभी ऑनर की दुहाई देकर या कभी अपनी हार को जीत में बदलनेके लिये स्त्रियों को इमोशनल करके उनसे पीछेहठ करवाई जाती है। इतिहास में स्त्रियों को सम्मान देने का जिस युग में विवरण किया गया है वहाँ भी काफी कहानियाँ उनके अस्तित्व के बलिदान की भी प्रसिद्धः है। ऐसा नहीं है कि स्त्रियों को अपने अस्तित्व को पुरुषों जितना ही उजागर करने में अपनी तरफ से कोई परेशानी है, वो अपने अंदर का आत्मविश्वास पूर्ण तरीके से तेज़ कर चुकी है, लेकिन अपने साथ जो उसके ऊपर अपनी संस्कृति की रक्षा का बोझ, कभी परिवार का मान सम्मान तो कभी उसके मन की नाजुक भावनाओं को छलते हुए उसे सिर्फ़ पारिवारिक जीवन का पूरक बनाकर उलज़ा देते है। और ये सिर्फ़ पुरुषों की तरफ से नहीं हो रहा, स्त्रियाँ खुद दूसरी स्त्रियो को आगे बढ़ने में दिक्कतें खड़ी करती है ।काफी स्त्रियाँ, डरकर सहयोग देने से डरती है और काफी स्त्रियाँ ईर्ष्यावश, सास ननंद, भाभी, सहेली या, ऊपरी कर्मचारी का रूप बदलकर स्त्री के अंदर रही पूर्ण रूप से खिलने की शक्तियों को क्षीण कर देती है। कुछ स्त्रियाँ ये सब बंधन तोड़कर अपने आत्मविश्वास के साथ अपना जीवन अपने तरीके से जीती है, उन सबको भी अपने समय में उतनी ही दिक्कतें आयी थी। लेकिन अपने साहस और अपनी ताकत से अपना मार्ग बनाया। सीता से लेकर द्रौपदी, रज़िया सुल्तान से लेकर रानी दुर्गावती, रानी लक्ष्मीबाई, इंदिरा गांधी किरण बेदी, सानिया मिर्ज़ा और अपने देश की कितनी उद्योग साहसिक महिलाओं के उदाहरण स्त्री-एम्पावरमेंट के इस दौर में दिए जाते है, लेकिन सब औरतें ऐसी थोड़ी बन शक्ति है? सिर्फ़ कुछ अलग बनने की प्रेणना ले सकती है।अपने संजोग, और अपनी ज़रूरत के हिसाब से पहले अपने खुद के शिक्षण, कैरियर और आर्थिक विकास को मजबूत बनाकर परिवार के सहयोग में साथ चलना चाहिए फिर परिस्थिति को धीरे-धीरे धीरे बदलते हुए पूरे परिवार की महिलाओं को कन्विंस करना चाहिए की वह भी अपने परिवार के साथ अपनी खुद के विकास को आगे बढ़ाने में रास्ते सरल बनाते जाए. और अगर इतना करने में अगर हम कामयाब रहे तो फिर अपने आसपास के माहौल, अपना कार्यक्षेत्र और बहार के समाज की गतिविधियों में अपना स्थान मजबूत बना सकेंगे। हमारी रोजमर्रा की ज़िंदगी में आपने महसूस किया होगा की हम कितनी पुरानी, जंग लगी हुई सोच अपने से लपेटे हुए हमारे वर्तमान को डल बना देते है। ये सब हमारी पुरानी सुनी हुई या कभी कभार देखी हुई फैलियर्स होती है। जो हमें नए रास्ते बनाने से रोक लेती हे। कभी धर्म के नाम से, कभी, सुपरनेचुरल चीजें और कभी सुरक्षा के नाम पर हम कितनी नयी दिशाओं से महरूम रहे जाते है, जो हमें अपने जीवन के ऐक नये प्रकाशपुँज से परिचय कराती है। वो है हमारी शिक्षा, जो हमें अपने माता-पिता-गुरु-मित्रो और सहकर्मियों से प्राप्त होती हे और वही हमें हमारी अनदेखी जंजीरों से आज़ाद कराएगी। हर ऐक स्त्री कुछ ना कुछ हुनर शिखकर अपना एक अलग व्यक्तित्व उभार सकती है, जहां वह आर्थिक, सामाजिक और इमोशनल रूप से साबित कर सकती है। जब भी हम मीडिया पर भी न्यूज़ देखते है, और देश के विविध राज्यो में महिला ओ के साथ होते हुए अन्याय, अत्याचार और बलात्कार वगैरह से विचलित होते है और सुरक्षा का विचार सबसे पहलेमन में आता है। फिर भी बदलती हुई नइॅ सोच, आधुनिक उपकरणों की मदद और अपने आपको टेक्नोलोजी की सहाय से आनेवाली नयी पीढ़ी के युवा मानस को एक खुली सोचवाला और सुरक्षित बदलाव दे सकते है। सोशल मीडिया, जिससे हम मानते है कि दुनिया छोटी हो गयी है, लेकिन साथ में वहाँ भी महिलाओं के लिए पाबंदी है। क्यूँकी हर बात को कब कोई सेक्स से जोड़ दे या किसी भी लड़की को घर बैठने के लिए मजबूर कर दे ये कहा नहीं जा सकता। और इतना विकसित होने के बाद भी आखिर में एक सीमित दायरे में ही विकसित होने की सलाह दी जाती है। जिसकी वजह से कितनी नयी बातें और नए विकास से महिलाएँ पीछे रह जाती है और ये स्थिति सिर्फ़ हमारे यहाँ नहीं सभी देश की महिलाओ कोऔरो की मानसिक बर्बरता के कारण अपनी वर्तमान स्थिति को बदलना पड़ता है।बदलाव, महिलाओं की शक्ति, आगे बढ़ाने की बातें और सशक्तीकरण की योजनाएँ महिला पूरी तरह समझकर अगर उसके सहयोग से अपना विकास करना चाहे तो पूरा आकाश उनके सपनों को पूरा करने के लिये खुला है। बस ज़रूरत हे तो हौसले से अपना पहला कदम उठाने की और मज़बुती से नयी राह पर अपनी चाल को और गतिवंत बनाने की। हमारी फ़िल्मों में भी काफी मजबूत केरेक्टरवाली महिलाओं के किरदार परदे पर दिखाए है और नये-नये उदाहरण हमारे सामने रखते है। उनमें वर्किंगवुमन से लेकर हरेक क्षेत्र की महिला ओ की दुविधा ओ को चित्रित किया गया है। पर ये सब अभी शुरुआत है, वेस्टर्न वल्डॅ की महिलाओ को जितना ह्नमन राइट के बेनिफिट मिलते है उसकी बराबरी करने में शायद हम काफी पीछे है। फिर भी अपनी युवा पीढ़ी स्वतंत्रता के नए आकाश में उड़ान ज़रूर भरेगी और इसमें सबसे ज़्यादा महिलाओं की अंदरूनी शक्तियां ही उन्हें कामयाब बनाएगी। हमारे राज्य में महीलाओ के लिये जितनी भी योजनाएँ बनायी जाती है, उनके बार में अवगत कराना भी बहुत ज़रूरी है जीस से ये बातें सिफॅ पेपर पर न रहे जाये। काफी हद तक सामाजिक संस्थाएँ ये जिम्मेदारियाँ उठा रही है, लेकीन महीलाओ को खुद माहीती कलेकट करके ऐलटॅ रहनां ज़रूरी है, जीससे वह महत्तम सुविघाऐ पा्प्त करके कोइ भी लघुउघोग वगैरह शुरू करे और अपनी स्कील का उपयोग करे।-मनीषा जोबन देसाई

You: An unseen, unspoken force
 Suchismita Sahu  
 25 February 2018  

It wont be wrong if I say that 2017 was a time period, in which I explored myself with many such qualities which were hindering my self-exploration since my birth. On particular rough days, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days, so far is 100% and that’s pretty good. I welcomed a new morning by forgiving everyone, who were the cause of my all these days. Inner peace began, the moment I chose not to allow another event or person or the complete world to control my emotion. When I realized this, I started accepting some of my qualities such as stubbornness, emotional, introvert and caring in a positive way, because of which I had suffered my life in a negative way. I stopped explaining myself, when I realized people only understand from their level of perception. So, I was able to completely come out from the ‘Log Kya Kahenge’ attitude. Me, Myself and My writings… that’s all got at the end.I thank to everyone who were my co-passengers of this journey, my toastmaster family, my Trifecta family, my office colleagues and at last but not the least, my own family, my tiny fishes, flower plants and my cute pug…A special thank goes to you who taught me about meditation and encouraged me to follow my passion. Though some of your words were pinching me like the prickles of a cactus, but I tried to go to the depth of those and took a challenge to make you realize next time that the time has come for you to throw one more prickle word towards me. Thanks for all the comments which were coming from an unspoken and unseen energy, pushing me to climb another step up of the ladder of my life,.Going to start a new year with again some unexpected, unwanted and not much encouraging circumstances. Again, let’s see, how the year 2018 is becoming one more milestone in my self-exploration.

WITH MYSELF
 Sanjana Panda  
 7 March 2018  

Iwake up in the cashmere glow of my white sheet; the sun's shining bright and I go and get dressed in a lavender lilac dress. My unmade hair flies more than it should, as it flows away with the wind; it's raining now. The sun comes and goes; the rain never stops waiting. Their love is futile, but so is everything in love.The guy at the coffee shop smiles at me a little more today, more than he usually does everyday. I give a faint smile back. I sit down as I look at a stranger walk in, he wasn't one a summer ago. I can almost smell the daisies he got me, clutching them as he was nervous about our first date, I can remember our first date, the second, the third, and all of the others. I'm not great at remembering smells, but this smell is like a spell. And I do not know how to break a charm. It was love that I had in mind a summer ago, it is till now that he has a love for just himself.It's still raining even though the sun is still out, enough to drench my hair and my dress wet. I look at people running for cover; a woman goes running past me, after her hat. It is a complete mayhem though, but this is a feeling nothing can replace. I twirl my lilac dress and laugh, I laugh hard enough that I gather unwanted stern looks from strangers as the rain drops still dance with me, and I realise, I don't care about their opinions anymore.It's the funny feeling in my stomach that makes me laugh at nothing. I'm happy. I feel alive. Am I in love? Probably. And for the first time, with myself.#smblogcontest

Everything you need to know about Prabhat Ranjan
 StoryMirror Feed  
 14 April 2018  

Prabhat Ranjan is a Hindi novelist from Bihar. He entered the writing scene with his debutnovel With You; Without You in the winter of 2017 and since the launch of his debut novel,his popularity as an author has only reached new heights.A less talkative person, Prabhat Ranjan comes from a family with a political background andhis father is a senior politician. An engineer by profession, Prabhat has been writing shortstories and poems way before he finally decided to enter the field of writing formally with afull-length fiction. Nevertheless, as an engineer, Prabhat did not let himself be aloof ofliterature - he is a serious reader as well as a serious author and he wants to contributemore and more with his pen.Already finished his second novel, Prabhat Ranjan's writing style is very different from otherfiction writers out there. He has uniqueness! His writings are not only meant to create abestselling fiction; he has his purposes in every word he writes. Even with the first novel,which subsequently became a bestseller, he had a very good message to deliver to the reading audience. The novel is not only about love and friendship, it is also about the depths of relationships. With You; Without You shares a message with the readers that the need of family and the need of good company in life can never be substituted with anything!To put things in a better perspective, Prabhat is from that old school of writers with hisimagination not limited to a certain theme or story. He does write with the purpose but hedoes not limit himself to write only the moral stories which seem like a preacher's sermon;his stories do have the elements which make them contemporary and offer the youngreaders something to relate to.In developing characters, Prabhat does have a speciality! In his first novel, he has proved tothe readers as well as to critics that his characterisation is unique and he gives ampleopportunity to his characters to converse, indulge, move on and eventually change. In thevery first novel, his character Nishind has impressed the readers a lot. The character ofNishind is designed in such a way that readers know he might be doing something wrongbut instead of denouncing his acts, readers develop a kind of sympathy for him. This is thebeauty of his character. Another character that impresses the readers is of Rashmi Desai -an independent working woman who braves the bad relations of her parents and the wrongdeeds of her friends but still manages to fulfil her dreams and reach the heights that she hasimagined for herself in the very childhood.In the terms of plot construction, nonetheless, the readers can surely expect somethingbetter only. As the author has himself admitted in many of his interviews, With You;Without You was just a staircase that he has used for himself to write something bigger - hisupcoming story, Priyanka - A Pakistani Girl. Therefore, the plot in his first novel does notimpress as does his story or his characterisation. Still, his plot is there to certainly be calledgood and it helps the construct of the novel; it surely holds the story and the characterstogether but can certainly be improved to betterment.Putting Prabhat Ranjan's entry into Hindi literature in a larger perspective certainly gives thereaders something new as a concept of Hindi literature. More and more young and energetic writers are coming who are willing to write in Hindi and offer the readers the works which deal with the issues other authors, in the past, did not wish to write. Prabhat's dealing with the issues like sex, love, divorce, family issues in vivid perspective is certainly new and encouraging for the overall contemporary Hindi literature. One can certainly argue that there were the authors who wrote on all these issues, but one must remember that they did not write as freely as the modern authors are doing. And it is certainly very good because of the modern readers want to read everything!And to conclude the contribution of Prabhat to Hindi literature and his current one, WIthYou; Without You, it can safely be said that he has a long road to go. Only after two of threemore of his works, a person will be in better position to judge him as an author and evaluatehis skills at writing. Nonetheless, assumptions can certainly be made based on his novelwhich has already been published and has become a bestseller! The debutants who becomebestsellers certainly require a scrutiny and one similar attempt has been made here. Wehope that we will soon have another book by Prabhat Ranjan to read!

How i found my lost friendship🎼🎸
 NAUMAN SHAHID  
 24 June 2018  

‘’waqt bhi kya ajeeb cheez hai ,or ye gali to aaj bhi waise hi hai ‘’ dheeme kadmo ko agey badhate hue main khud se hi baate kar rha thaMuzaffarnagar ki wahi tang gali , ek dusre k peeche bhaagte hue bacche, or phir wahi neem ka ped !!Jaise mjhse guzre hue waqt ka hisaab mang rha ho …… maine us ped se nazre churana chaha to mjhe theek us ke samne wale ghar ki darwaze ne mjhe rok diya ….yhi meri manzil thi …Himmat jutakar maine us darwaze ko khatkhatya to andar se awaz ayiKon ??Mai jawab nhi de paayaPhir awaz ayiKon hai ??? itna kehkar darwaza khulaor maine bolaAssalamualykum anuty !! apne mjhe pehchana ??Ye sunte hi wo khush ho gyi orwo has padi (jaise cheh saal baad bhi unhe ye yakeen tha k mai isi dobara ayunga )Bata tum to bht badal gye ho !! unki yeh baat sunkar mai sochne lga …haabadal to gya tha mai ab mai duniya ki nazron me ek settledinsaan tha , ab mere kapde designer dikhte the or luxuries thi…Aunty ne mera dhyan hataya or mjheandar bulaya ..Whi aangan tha or whi pedmjhe taktaki lagaye dekh rhe the jaise mjhsemere chale jaane ki shikayat kat rhe hoAunty ne chai ka cup meri or badhaya to darwaze pa aahat hui …darwaza khula to hmare samne ekchehra tha ,ye chehra ajnabee to nhi tha lekn iske sath judi huiyaade bht kuch khushnuma bhi nhi thi ,Ayaan darwaze par tha ….Yeh wahi Ayaan tha jiski dosti k sath maine 4 saal tak apni zindagi bitayi thi ,mai uski har pareshani me uske sath tha ,jab wo 12 pass nhi karpaya tha tab maine hi decide kiya tha k mai bhi ek saal tak kuch nhi karunga ormaine pure ek saal tak use physics pdadaya tha ….kaise bhul sakta hai pwo ye sab maine apna pura saal arhaan ki padhai ko de diya tha or jab result aaya to uske top karne par mai use zyada khush tha ..or agle din jab maine use call kiya tha to lafz mjhe aaj bhi yaadahiusne mjhe kha tha ,Mai dehradoon agya hu !!Ab yhi pe admission le liyahai ab mjhe agey badhna hai !!ye kehkar usne fon raakh diya …use kai baar fon karne par andaaza hua k ab use meridosti ki zaroorat nhi hai ….Kitni bekaar mehsoos hui thi zindagi us waqt mjhe……. shayad jab koi rishton k sath khelta hai to aisa hi lagta hai …Maine apna dhyan hataya to ayan mere kareeb akar khada ho gya hai …jaise mjhse kuch bolna chahta ho …lekn wo mjhse nazree nhi mila paaya or apne room ki tarf badh gya …Arhaan k jaane k bad maine apna sheher muzaffarnagar chorkar delhi ka rukh karliya tha …zindagi chalti rhi ,maine apne aap ko apni padhai me jhonk diya tha thode din bad main apni job me bhi settled ho gya tha …kabhi Ayaan ki yaad aaati to yeh sochkar dil ko tasalli de deta tha ki aj mera class or status Ayaank status se zyda bda hai ….lekin shayad mai bhul gya tha k dosti me status or class to matter hi nhi karta …or meri taraf se to meri dosti sachi hi thi …yhi sab soch kar mai aajcheh saal baad phir se isi chukhat par ane ko majboor ho gya tha ….Aunty ne mjhe btaya k arhaan ne bachelors me admission to le liya tha lekn wo kayi saalo tak use pass nhi karpaya harkar usne pdhai chor di….or usne jo tmhare sath kiya wo uske liye apne aap ko maaf nhi karpaya hai …itne mei mera phone ring hua or mere driver ne mjhe btaya k mausam kharab ho rha hai mjhe jaldi nikalna chahiye ..Maine aunty to goodbye bolkar agey badha to meri nazar Ayaan pe phir se pdi..wo aangan me khada tha jaise mjhse kuch kehna chata ho, mai uske paasgya to usne mjhe gale laga liya or bola ‘’sorry bhai …mjhe maaaf karde ‘’mai use koi jawab nhi de paayaBearish tez hone lgi or maine baarish k beech uski aankhon se uski galtiyon ke aanson nikalte hue dekhe …Waqt ne use uski galti ka ehsaaas kara diya tha ….or maine bina kuch kahe use maaf kardiya tha ..Aaj cheh saal k baad , ek baar phir se hmara status same ho chukka tha ….or mjhe mera dost wapas mil chuka tha ….jaate hue hamne usi aangan me baithkar phle ki tarh chai pee …or maine use apni shaadi k liye invite kiya jo k agle week hone wali thi ………‘’Friendship is a beautiful thing , always try to flourish it ‘’

नाम था मेरा दिव्या
 sawan pareta  
 3 July 2018  

हर रात की तरह उस रात भी सो गया,सुनी जब खबर तो दिल मेरा भी रो गया,तभी कलम मेरी रो पड़ी, जैसे दिव्या मुझसे बोल पड़ी।।छम छम नन्हे पावो से सारा आँगन घुमा करती थी,नटखट शरारतो से अपने सबको खूब हस्या करती थी,नाम था मेरा दिव्या खुल के अपना बचपन जिया करती थी।।अंजान थी जमने से बचपन मे अपने मशगूल थी,मैं नन्ही सी जान किसे के आंगन का फूल थी,क्या बेटी बन पैदा होना मेरी भूल थी,मस्ती में मस्त जमाने से अनजान थी,क्या मालूम था के में उनका अगला शिकार थी,नाम था मेरा दिव्या, अपने कुल की शान थी।।ना तो कपड़े मेरे छोटे थे, ना जिस्म मेरा मोहित करता था;जिसने लूट ली मेरी आबरू क्या वो अपनी माँ का सौदा करता था,मैं घबरा रही थी, ओर वो मुझे छुए जा रहा था;मेरे छोटे छोटे अंगो को हैवानियत से नोचे जा रहा था;में दर्द से कहरा रही थी, ओर वो हँसे जा रहा था;कह ना दु किसी से बस इसी बात का डर सता रहा था;नाम था मेरा दिव्या, ओर आज मेरा शिकार हो रहा था।।

The Power of asking WHY?
 Arushi Gupta  
 26 July 2018  

Why indeed?It’s a common question -Why? Kyun? Por Qué ?A three letter word that can mean a lot when used correctly. We face rejections, happiness, success, and disappointments, but do we ever ask ourselves the question why. Think about it, when your boyfriend broke up with you, did you ask Why? When your boss refused you to be the head of some project, even though you had worked hard for it, did you went up to him and asked Why? Or even when the neighbourhood aunty upturned her nose in disgust after seeing you in shorts and coming home late at night, did you stopped her and asked, Why?No, you didn’t. You just turned away and bitched about them being rude, and that you don’t care what they think.But these are some negative scenarios let’s find something positive.When that guy you had been staring at for so many months and he never noticed you, suddenly comes up and asks you out to the coffee, did you ask yourself, Why? When the boss who had refused you the head position for the last project, praises you and makes you go on a foreign project, did you ask Why now?No, you possibly didn’t, because you were happy that these things happened, and most plausibly you wrote them off as they finally realized the truth that you are great.But if you had waited for a moment and actually thought about Why did these things happen, you might have been surprised.Its true, we read many quotes and motivation speeches asking us to stay hungry, to ask questions. But how many of us actually do that? and What questions should we ask? Only one –WHY?To many, it may seem random and weird but it’s not. I learned this trick in one of the turning moments of my life when I think I needed it very much, and that’s why I want to share it with you all. Maybe reading this post can become an eye-opening and turning moment of someone’s life.We often go through life just like that, we live on the periphery and never delve deeper. When we face disappointments and hardships, we consider it a facet or a point in life that would pass. Or when we get some success, we never sit down to actually analyze and think about why it happened, we just consider it our good luck and About Damn time.But it’s not true, nothing happens according to destiny or the clocks of life. We are not mere puppets run by others, the decisions in our life, the various problems or success we face are the result of our own deeds. And we need to realize and analyze it, ask ourselves and others Why? Because when you do that, you analyze the situation you faced or are facing, you get to know the pros and the cons, the good and the bad.The job interview for which you were rejected, if you had asked the interviewer Why? He might have gotten irritated at first or stumped, but it would have made him consider the pros and cons of hiring you, it would have made him analyze you and think, why indeed? The result might have been anything, he may have reanalyzed you and decided you are actually a good fit, or he may have given you the exact reasons of why you were rejected, which would have helped you in future.So asking questions is important, but asking the right questions is more important. And the best question to ask is Why? Because when you ask this question, you can find the best of the worst situation and possibly a solution to it. For a happy situation, it would help you analyze – what you did right to achieve that success and it would act as a booster in future.Lastly, this simple question is what would differentiate you from being a simple homo sapien to being a successful person.And this is a proven fact. If you read any successful person’s biography or listen to their interviews, they always say, that whenever they faced a failure or a rejection, they asked this question to themselves and to the others, and it helped them analyze and realize what was wrong and what they had to do to make it right. That’s all to it.Next time when you face a problem or success, just take a few minutes and ask yourself, Why? It can do wonders for you, and will not help you deal with depression and hopelessness but will lead you to more success and self-fulfilment.

A LETTER TO MY FUTURE SELF
 Preeti Tal  
 1 August 2018  

Letter writing to self

ଦାୟାଦ
 ସତ୍ୟବତୀ ସ୍ୱାଇଁ  
 16 August 2018  

ଉଷୁନା ହାଣ୍ଡିଟା ପରିମୁହଁ କରିବସିଛି ସେଅଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧା,ଅନାଗ୍ରହ୍ୟକୁହଜମ କରି ପାରୁନିକାଇଁ କାହାର ତ ତତ୍ପରତା ନାହିଁଗର୍ବ,ଗୌରବପରିଚୟ ଦେଇଥିବା ଦିନଟି ପାଇଁ??ଲାଜରେ ମୁହଁ ଟି ତ୍ରିରଙ୍ଗାର ରଙ୍ଗାସେ ନେଥେଇ ଫୁଲେଇ ପରି ଫରଫର ହେଉଛିକେଉଁ ଅନୁଷ୍ଠାନରେ ତକେଉଁ ଗାଡି ଆଗେକିଏ ବୁଝିଛି ତାକୁ ତା ତିନି ରଙ୍ଗକୁମଝି ଅଶୋକ ଚକ୍ରର ବାର୍ତ୍ତାକୁ!!!ମନରେ ନାହିଁ କି ମାଳାରେ ନାହିଁତୁଛାଟାରେ ଦେଖାଣିଆ ଢଙ୍ଗସକାଳୁ ସନ୍ଧ୍ୟା ପାଞ୍ଚଟା ପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ଉଡିବ।।ତାରିଖ ମାନେ ଭାରି ଇର୍ଷା କରୁଥିଲେଅଗଷ୍ଟ ପନ୍ଦରକୁତାକୁ ସମସ୍ତେ ଆଦର କରନ୍ତି ବୋଲିଏବେ ସେ ନେହୁରା ହେଉଛିମୋତେ ମନେ ପକାଅମୁଁ ଯାଉଛି ବାତିନି ପଠାଉଛିଅଲିହା ଭାବେ କହୁଛିମଞ୍ଚ କର,ସଭା କରମୋତେ ପାଳନ କରମନେ ପକାଅ ମୁଁ ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ପନ୍ଦର।।ଆଉ ସେମାନେ...ମହାପୁରୁଷ ଗଣକ୍ଷୋଭରେ କାନ୍ଦୁଛନ୍ତି ପରା!!ଦୁଃଖରେ ମୂହ୍ୟମାନ ବାପୁଖୋଜୁଛନ୍ତି ଶାନ୍ତି,ଅହିଂସା କୁସହିଦ ଭଗତ ସିଂ...ଏବେବି ବୁଲୁଛି ଜାନିଉଆଲାବାଗମାଟି ମଟାଳରେନିନ୍ଦୁଛି କପାଳସେମାନେ ଏବେ ସୀମିତକିଛି ଟାସ୍ଲୋଗାନ,ଜୟ ଧ୍ୱନି ଲମ୍ବା ଚଉଡା ଭାଷଣ ବାଜିରେ।।ସତରେ ତ!!ମନକୁ ଛୁଇଁଲାଯେଉଁ ମାନଙ୍କ ଜୀବନ ଦାନରେଆମକୁ ମିଳିଛିସ୍ୱାଧୀନତାର ଅପୂର୍ବ ସ୍ୱାଦଯିଏ ଓ ଯେଉଁ ଦିନ ଆମକୁ ବିଶ୍ୱ ଦରବାରରେସ୍ବାଧୀନତାର ମହୁ ଚଖାଇଲେମୁଣ୍ଡଟେକି ଚାଲିବାର ସୁଯୋଗ ଟିଏ ସୃଷ୍ଟି କଲେମୁକ୍ତିର ଆନନ୍ଦରେ ଭିଜାଇଲେତାଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତି ଆମର ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧା, ସନମ୍ମାନଆତ୍ମୀୟତା,ଆଦର କେତେ??କେତେ ବୁଝିଛୁ ଏହାର ମାହାତ୍ମ୍ୟ!!କେମିତି ପାଳୁଛୁ ଏଇ ଐତିହାସିକ ଦିନ!!ସତେ କଣ ଆମେ ପ୍ରକୃତ ଦାୟାଦଉତ୍ତରଶ୍ୱରୀ!!କଣ ହେଇଛୁ ଆମେ?କଣ କରୁଛୁ ଆମେ?ଏ ଦିନଟି ଆସୁଛି ଆମପାଇଁକେବଳ ଭାଷଣ ବାଜିରେମଞ୍ଚ ସଜ୍ଜାରେସ୍ଲୋଗାନରେପତାକା ଉଡାରେମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ଫାଷ୍ଟରେବାଧ୍ୟ ବାଧକତାରେକାରଣ ଆମେ ପା ସ୍ୱାଧୀନ ଭାରତରଉତ୍ତର ଦାୟାଦ !!!*ସତ୍ୟବତୀ ସ୍ୱାଇଁ,ମୀନୁ,ବାଲିକୁଦା,ଜଗତସିଂହପୁର*

Finally I Got My Prince Charming
 Vandana Singh  
 20 September 2018  

While growing up we all have heard at some point of time that one day you will get your prince charming. While in our youth; consciously or unconsciously we fantasise a dream of finding our prince charming someday. When we get married we try to realize the fantasy of our prince charming in our dear husband. But milla kya??😂😂 We do love our husband more than anything and so do they but that prince charming feeling.... Did you get it? Nah!!!Soon all the fantasy of fairy princess' prince charming comes to an end with each passing day so I also thought that prince charming is just a fictional character. But then one day I found my prince charming. His presence is magical and mesmerizing. He has all the time in the world for me, we love to spend time with each other. I love every little thing about him, his twinkling eyes, sparkling smile, shiny hair and especially his lovely voice when he says the magical word Mumma.... Yes it's my son who is my prince charming. He gave me the real meaning of prince charming. He changed my life more beautifully and in a more meaningful way. He not only gave me the privilege of being a mother but also to live my childhood once again. I could see the whole new and beautiful world in his twinkling eyes. He is the best version of any prince charming I could have ever imagined. I discovered so many new emotions in me that I didn't even have any clue of existence in me. I found a new me, I'm in love with myself too. I love more, live more. You will always be my prince charming. I wish that you fulfill all your dreams, for me you are and you will be my prince charming forever. My love, my life, my prince charming love you to the moon and back.....

Grateful to what you have,Greatness resides!!!
 Sowmiya Anbalagan  
 24 September 2018  

Being Grateful

Appearances can be deceptive
 Sowmiya Anbalagan  
 1 October 2018  

Appearances can be deceptive

કવિતા એટલે શું ?
 Harsukh Raivadera  
 20 October 2018  

કવિતા એટલે શું ?માણસ જયારે પ્રવર્તમાન સંજોગો અથવા સ્થિતવાતાવરણથી અકળાઈ જાય અને આ લાગણી શબ્દો રૂપ બનીને બહાર નિકળે એને કહેવાય કવિતા. એમાં જો કલ્પના અને બીજા કાલ્પનિક પ્રસંગો જો ઉમેરાઈ જાય તો તે બને વાર્તા !કવિતા એટલે એક વિરોધ , એક પ્રકોપ !કવિતા એટલે એક દર્દ, એક આંસુ કે જે આંખો થી નહીં પણ લખાયેલા અથવા બોલાયેલા શબ્દો દ્વારા બહાર આવે છે !દરેક માણસના હૃદયમાં એક જ્વાળામુખી સમાયેલો છે. કોઈ કોઈ હૃદયનો આ જ્વાળામુખી ફાટીને કવિતા યા બીજા કોઈ રૂપે કયારેક બહાર નીકળે છે- આક્રોશ રૂપે , પ્રકોપ રૂપે અથવા તોડ ફોડ રૂપે !!  કવિતા એક અહિંસાત્મક છતાં અસરકારક સાધન છે વિરોધ,દર્દ પ્રગટ કરવાનું !!

Just be yourself
 Debdutta Das  
 29 December 2018  

Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself once ’Are you in your true-self? Are you the person who you want to be? Is this the actual you whom your finger is pointing out at this very moment?’No, nobody is perfect, nobody is true, Lies are within everywhere. Maybe, where you are standing now that could be lie, whom you are thinking beside you supporting, could be a lie, whom you are confronting by yourself could be a lie too! and this lie is covered behind this Mask which always stops you to come to a face-to-face battle of the truth which lies before your eyes. This could be because of your fear, your anger, your sadness, anything.So let me take you into the deep ocean! Have you come across the situation when you are pretending to be someone else though you are not intended to be? You wanted to oppose but you are afraid of doing the same thinking about the consequences, the upshots. You are vexed but you just compressed yourself to an extent where nobody could be able to recognise the actual ‘YOU’ , even while desolation, you just impersonate yourself as a happy-go-lucky person!It happens. Because this is who we are. This is who we are yet to be. Even I am also part of this well-known cycle. Everybody has a darkness within themselves. It’s not evil but what it is, is their situational imbalance. They are just trying to make an equilibrium of their own situation with the external circumstances like our own body latent heat! Even our body temperature also acts concurrently I suppose. They just wear the conditional Mask, wrap up themselves with their delusional image of lies and try to take a hold on the balance over the perpetual situation which they are going to confront. I am quite uncertain what actually works that time? The universal Brain or the Core Heart?Still, they receive the ultimate comfortability by suppressing their true-self behind the cobweb of lies. Still, they find themselves in the ultimatum of the self-satisfaction. There is no reason. There is no stoppable thoughts. There is no fault. Whatever is there, only it’s a Mask. Put it in front of your face and manifest the world by how you wanted  yourself to be seen.Even Life also has it’s own Mask I suppose. It has it’s own time, own perseverances, if you want to live your life you have to go through it, so many hurdles will come in your path, you will think the life is easy because of the Mask but eventually you could find it as the most difficult one, sometimes you feel happy and lucky to have a great life but suddenly when the Mask is detached by some unexpected and unwanted circumstances and that time you get to find the actual and factual life confronting yourself which you have to handle and balance the equation once again!!

Let's celebrate our beauty this year!
 S Suman  
 31 December 2018  

The new year is all around and everyone is busy filling his or her journals and brainstorming with his or her goals and resolutions. There are infinite dimensions in which you can think about life and there are myriads of aspects in which you can define your goals and achievements. This 2019, I want to share a story that my grandmother has once read to me (a bit inclined to self-care goal). The story begins ...Once upon a time, there used to exist a village where people were not having access to the mirror. So, everyone can see other person but they don't exactly know how they themselves look?. Besides this, they were so much happy with their life that they never inquired about their appearance. There was a common assumption that we all are from the same species so we all are some versions of each other. There was a mutual understanding between self-ego and social ego.One dark night, a monk was crossing the village. Because of pitch dark night, he was not able to identify the hurdles in his path and after walking a while he felt some pricking pain in his foot. He understood that it might be some thorns, but to his bad omen, his foot started bleeding badly. Holding his foot with hands, he sat down under a tree as the pain was unbearable. After a while, he saw someone approaching him but as per the silhouette, it was a woman wearing all black robe from top to bottom. She had a first aid box in her hands. She sat down beside him and started dressing his wounds. The monk started observing her as if he wanted to know who is she? She had covered her whole body and face with black cloth except her eyes. He saw her eyes, it was magical full of positive energy and good vibes. But, the monk could see some scars in her eyes, some hidden scars. She did the dressing with full dedication and devotion, her work was full of compassion. The monk paid his gratitude for the service and blessed her with prosperity and happiness. Just out of curiosity he asked her-"Why have your covered yourself in a black robe from top to bottom?"She said - "Because I am ugly?"Monk - "How do you know? Who told you?"She - "Because I saw myself in the mirror."Monk - "But I have heard that people of this village don't have access to the mirror and that's the mystery which bridges their self-ego to the social ego. In fact, I have heard that the shadow of inferiority complex has not curbed anyone in this village."She - "Yes! that is true. We respect each other and we believe that all of us are equally beautiful. But one day when I went to another village, I couldn't resist myself from looking in the mirror. And then I discovered how ugly am I."After hearing this, the monk smiled and told her - " Please meet me tomorrow at the nearby sea bank. I have to give you some rewards for your help."The next day, she went to the sea bank, again in the same black robe. She could easily identify the monk sitting at the bank, facing towards the sea. As she walked near, the monk asked her to sit down beside him. Both of them sat for a moment in silence, just facing towards the sea and watching waves. When she couldn't suppress her inquisitiveness more, she asked him -"Why did you call me here?"Without answering her question, he asked her - "How do you define beauty?"She answered - "Something that soothes our eyes. Something that looks attractive and can grab our attention.""Okay! Could you see the waves in the sea?"She thought what rubbish is he talking, the waves are quite obvious in the sea.She answered - "Yes"Monk - "What all kinds of waves are there in the sea?"She - "Different kinds with different forms, some are small and some are big. some big waves are eating up the small waves to become bigger."Monk - "Aren't these beautiful waves soothing your eyes?"She - "Yes true! It is very calm and it looks beautiful. Even the sound of waves is soothing to my ears."Monk - "Yeah you are right. But what happens on the day of high tides?"She - "Waves become stronger and scary. Some time they flood the nearby area of our village."Monk - "Ohh! that is a bit scary and not good."She - "Not exactly bad. These waves carry good fertile soil which they leave for us."Monk -"Okays that's good! Now tell me what are these waves made up of?"She - "Water"Monk - "True. Waves are just patterns made up of water. These patterns keep on changing with time. Sometimes they are beautiful and sometimes they are scary. Change is the eternal law of nature, the law of impermanence. This law is applicable to our life too. Our body, our senses, everything keeps on changing with time. And this change in itself is their beauty. You cannot define something beautiful which keeps on changing or which is not permanent. I believe that the water is beautiful and hence its all formation or patterns including big and small waves are actually beautiful. You have to broaden your vision before classifying anything on the basis of their temporary appearance. Beauty is the quality that remains forever like the beauty of water. If you keep on looking yourself every single day then you will identify the change in your appearance and with time you will fall in love with this change. Appearance varies with time but there are certain qualities which remain with us forever and those are the qualities which define the beauty of each one of us. Observe yourself and you will find out how blessed and beautiful you are. Accept it, you are the most beautiful and unique person."The monk left and she sat there as it is. This huge revelation was hard to handle and she got completely numb.And the story ends...I believe its true! each one of us is equally beautiful and unique. And this year promise me, that you will celebrate your uniqueness and beauty.