#ThrowItOffThursdays #Day54of100 For today’s freestyling post, another famous myth that just irks me every time I think of it. Myth: Mental illnesses are fancy to have Trigger warning: Going to talk about depression, disorders, suicidal thoughts and the romanticising of mental illnesses. A few decades ago, mental illnesses did not exist. But now, they are… Continue reading Day 54: And The Pendulum Swung
#WordyWednesdays #Day53of100 Note: This is a Children's Day special poem. Been a while, since the last time I celebrated this. ~~~~~ Like a child, they tell me Dance, laugh and sing Don't take things to heart Try not to scrape your knees The worst that can happen to me Is something I'd now gladly trade Not… Continue reading Day 53: (Not) Like A Child
#TamilTuesdays #Day52of100 Song: Suttum Vizhi Sudar Thaan Poet: Mahakavi Subramania Bharathiyar Verse: சாத்திரம் பேசுகிறாய் கண்ணம்மா சாத்திரம் ஏதுக்கடீ ஆத்திரம் கொண்டவர்க்கே கண்ணம்மா சாத்திரமுண்டோடீ மூத்தவர் சம்மதியில் வதுவை முறைகள் பின்பு செய்வோம் காத்திருப்பேனோடீ இது பார் கன்னத்து முத்தமொன்று ~~~~~ Lyrics Courtesy: http://thoughtrickles.blogspot.com/2010/03/suttum-vizhi-chudar-thaan.html ~~~~~ Transliteration: Saathiram Pesugiraai Kannamma Saathiram Edhukkadi Aathiram Kondavarke Kannamma Saathiram Undodi? Moothavar Sammadhiyil Vadhuvai Muraigal Pinbu Seivom Kaathiruppenodi… Continue reading Day 52: Bharathi’s Sudar Oli
#MotivationMondays #Day51of100 Motivation is in keeping oneself busy. This past week has been one of busy happenings – the sensation of doing everything and gaining nothing. But as the new Monday sets in, a week packed with work looms ahead. There are projects that were completed and waiting to go out into the world, there… Continue reading Day 51: On ‘Busy’ness And Work
#SnapItSundays #Day50of100 Caption: For the first time, a woman is taller, brighter and more noticable beside her man! Location: Gurugram, India Picture Courtesy: Aditti Gaur The Happy Post of the day is here.
#SongbirdSaturdays #Day49of100 A lullaby is universal. Whatever be the language or the words used, lullabies evoke similar emotions from almost everyone. They are special in ways that cannot be described, using the best of music to calm down a crying child, to infuse life and lessons since the impressionable young age to the toddler. When… Continue reading Day 49: A Child’s Lullaby
#FictionFridays #Day48of100 Pleasant memories. That was how Miya classified them. Any other nomenclature was too painful. Photos flashed one after another on the white screen, from an overhead projector. The lights were dim but even then they hindered her complete enjoyment. Angrily, she flicked a switch and the images flickered. Her phone flashed a name.… Continue reading Day 48: Red Highlights
#ThrowOffThursdays #Day47of100 Thursdays are for myth-breaking. But they are turning out to be more of freestyle posts as mentioned before. And today is no different. I recently happened to edit a wonderful book, chronicling the life of a woman since her college days in early 1970s, to the present, a long full life of so… Continue reading Day 47: Share And Care? Not So Much!
#WordyWednesdays #Day46of100 Some occasions call for verses that are not bound by the rules of creative writing and instead pour out as a melange of emotions. The whole week has been one of busy festivals, with Diwali just about getting over. It has been consecutive days of work, deadlines, cleaning and celebrations. And amidst it… Continue reading Day 46: Bounty And Parsimony
#TamilTuesdays #Day45of100 Song: Vaaranam Aayiram, Pasuram 10 Poet: Aandal Verse: குங்கும மப்பிக் குளிர்சாந்தம் மட்டித்து, மங்கல வீதி வலம்செய்து மணநீர், அங்கவ னோடு முடஞ்சென்றங் கானைமேல், மஞ்சன மாட்டக்க னாக்கண்டேன் தோழீநான். ~~~~~ Verse Courtesy: http://godharangan.blogspot.com/p/vaaranam-aayiram.html ~~~~~ Transliteration: Kumkumam appi kulir chandham mattithu mangala veedhi valamseidhu mananeer angavan odum udanchenran ganaimel manjanam aatta kana kanden thozhi naan ~~~~~ Amidst much controversy… Continue reading Day 45: Aandal’s Madhusudhanan