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Soulmates..!!

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 50; the fiftieth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. In association with ​Soulmates: Love without ownership by Vinit K Bansal. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.



Something Strong,
Outright Beyond what others can Feel..
Untying my Soul from the Bondage,
Life has captured it in..
My heart, my Brain, my Body,
All reaches out to You..
Today, Tomorrow, Day After,
Eternity is the time till which,
Solace I shall seek and find in Thee..!!


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When Journey Meant More Than Destination

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 25; the Silver Edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The topic for this month is 'When Journey Meant More Than Destination'.

"So, how are you??"

"I am fine m'am. How are you?? It has been so long... I am so glad so see you here"

"Yes.. You all have grown up now. So why would you even remember us??"

"No M'am.. Its impossible to forget you... you are the best teacher I have ever had.."

"I am always thankful to you for making me what I am today...what I write, What I speak, What I understand..is all because of you.. and just you..."

"Ohhh..Ohkk...Ohkk..Now enough about me...Introduce me to your family.."

"Yeah.. I just got so excited on meeting you that I forgot to introduce you to Akhil..He is my husband.. And Akhil..thsi is Lavanya Madam, my pre-primary teacher."

"Pleasure meeting you M'am. Had heard a lot about you from Swati.. Glad to meet you."

"Mam, I want my daughter to learn from our school and specifically from you only, cos you are the best teacher...."

"Don't joke Swati... How can mam teach her??"

"Why not?? She will..."

"I am sorry to ask, but you still teach kids?? I mean after all these 30 years of teaching experience..."Akhil interupted.

"Ohh..Experience is a different thing Beta....Teaching these kids is a different experince in itself..For me what matters is the time I spend with those kids, moulding their young minds, teaching them things that would take them ahead in life....For me, what matters is not what I get, but what I give in this Journey of Teaching..."

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"Lavanya M'am is really a nice lady.. So selfless and caring.... I just can't stop thinking about her since we met in the evening"

"Yeah..that is how she is... Very few people are like her in todays time.. And now you know why I admire her so much..."

"Yeah... she is really great... you rarely come across people who value the journey more than the destination. And I am sure we can never find a better teacher for Naina...."
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Celebrations



This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 16; the sixteenth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

"Yeah pink colour suits you. Buy that saree..." Mom finalised for me.

"I had liked that one only from the beginning. ?I'll buy that one only..." & I turned to the shopkeeper.

"Bhaiya yeh pack kar dena...."

"Haan madam, this colour is perfect for you. Diwali ke din aap khub chamkengi..!!"

"Arey, it's not for Diwali.. It is for my reception after Diwali..."

"Ohhh... Shopping for marriage.... So Madam, buy more... This would be your last Diwali at home..??!!!" the shopkeeper questioned.

I nodded but the enthusiasm of shopping vanished. Every time I try to come out of that mood , something or other pops up to remind me of my last days...... I begin to feel low on hearing the word "Last"... It would not mean an end of celebrations but an end to that kind of celebrations.....

No more window shopping & bargaining around with Mom....

No more discussions with Dad about finalising the Diwali gifts...

No more quarrels with Brother over the crackers..

No more arguments with Sis over the matching earrings...

No more fights for chocolates & chaklis....

Surely there would be Diwali again next year & I would celebrate but there won't be the same shopping, the same gifts, the same crackers, the same jewellery,the same chocolates, the same people around.....

There would be a new place, new people, people who have accepted me as a member in their family, people who would care about me but would it be like the same old celebrations?? Or would it be more fun filled celebration??????

"Arey see Ishika, the shopkeeper is not even reducing a paisa.. These people have their own say in price during celebrations.. They know people will buy whatever price they quote..." & suddenly I realised mom was telling me something...

I smiled & tried to connect to what she was saying.

"Arey Mummy its fine.. We have to still reach home & complete the coking.. Lets pay for it quickly.. " I handed over the Debit Card to the cashier & we collected our saree.

Just as we were crossing the street, a marriage procession passed by & mom remarked, "Next month, we would be celebrating your marriage in the same way... Time is flying so quickly.. Oh God......."

Celebrating Marriage..????

Yeah that is what "Marriage" is in India... A festival just like others which comes once in the whole lifetime.. A time to rejoice, to be happy..... An occasion & reason to celebrate... But things about other "CELEBRATIONS" change so much after this one "CELEBRATION" called "MARRIAGE" & I have begun to realise it now...

P.S. : This is a work of Pure Fiction..!!
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