Z – Zehnaseeb

So, here we come to our last letter of this A to Z challenge. The letter of the day is ‘Z’ and the word of this letter associated with my life is ‘Zehnaseeb’. It’s and Urdu word which means ‘fortunate’ in English. Or you can say ‘lucky one’ too.
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Y – Yoga

Here come the second last letter & it’s word of our A to Z Challenge, ‘Y’. Y in my life stands none other than for ‘Yoga’.

What is Yoga and how does it help?

“Yoga means union of the individual consciousness or soul with the universal consciousness OR spirit. Though many think of yoga only as a physical exercise where people twist, turn, stretch, and breathe in the most complex ways, these are actually only the most superficial aspects of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul. The science of Yoga imbibes the complete essence of the way of life.” Art of Living has this answer about what Yoga actually is.  Perfect, isn’t it? ‘unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and souls’. Correct. Yoga is to find union between mind and body, individual and her God, between our thoughts and the source of our thoughts. But according to me, yoga has many – many more powers hidden deep insight those sacred mantras. Which people chant while meditation. That meditation when performed correctly, take us to another level, where everything we craved for on this planet seemed worthless… (I guess). Because to be really frank, I haven’t experienced that power, that divinity, that confident silence till now, and I am far – far away from getting it right now.
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X – X-Mas

Today’s word for X is going to be X-Mas. Yes, the other, the older word for Christmas.

Why did I choose X-Mas?

Because Christmas time is my favorite time of the year. That one week of Christmas celebrations fill my spirits with joy. Though I am not a Christian (but I always believe that I might have been a Christian in any of my past life) I love to celebrate it with my friends and family. The most favorite part of this occasion is decorating the Christmas tree, sending gifts to my friends, and most importantly ‘the rum cake’. Yes, I wait for a whole year to have that cake. And Xmas is that time when I literally jump in the air to have that rum and nuts cake. One could find me in my best moods during that time.
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W – WhatsApp

Here comes our 23rd letter of the A to Z challenge. ‘W’ stands for WhatsApp. Yes…Yes, that tiny green coloured messenger icon installed in everyone’s phone.

There was a time when we used to send individual messages or make phone calls whenever we have to talk to our near and dear ones. We keep our phone recharged with numerous message packs for hassle-free chatting over phone. Am I Right? Remember those message conversations you used to do with your spouse or your girlfriend/boyfriend or even with your BFFs during those chilly winter nights, hiding beneath your blankets? That era has its own charm. I admit.
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V – Vacation

The next letter in our AtoZ challenge is ‘V’. For me, V stands for Vacations.

Aren’t you also feeling excited when you hear this word? In this hectic life this word is quite a breather for us. Yes, I know… same story here.

This word takes me down the memory lane when we used to wait a whole year for our summer vacations to start, so that we could go to our grandparent’s house to enjoy that whole month. We would start planning for the upcoming holidays in advance. We listed our favourite things to do months before. Or, sometimes to different places which we always heard about from our friends. Our excitement made us be on cloud nine on the day before the vacations started. The euphoria behind exploring that new place was always on the extreme side.

I was always a studious child, so I finish my holiday homework in advance and then start my vacations, whether the vacations were supposed to be at my grandparents’ house or any new location. The bus or train journey excites me a lot, and I remember I always take the window seat to admire the landscapes during the whole journey. My most lovable feeling is not when we reached the destination, it’s the journey that made me content. I love the atmosphere during vacations on hill stations. They were much crowded than the other days and everyone seems happy to enjoy some quality time with their families. So many happy faces. So many memories the people are trying to capture in their cameras. Then we collect lots of memories to share with our school friends.

Those were the happiest days.

We still go on vacations but now we don’t crave the whole year for them. Our excitement has changed and that kid is lost somewhere. Now we don’t crave for those ‘softies’ on the mall road instead we crave to have a chilled beer. Life has changed!

That excitement on going for a vacation still remains same but the idea of collecting and sharing memories have changed. Maybe because we have grown up now. And with the growing age come lots of other cravings which are much high on the nerve than in our childhood.

Still, if you find some time for yourself then you must revisit those childhood memories you shared with your friends. I’m sure it will curve out a smile on your face.

Leaving you for some memories to cherish!

U – Uplift

Unlike the other letters, today’s letter gave me a major headache. ‘U’ turned out to be an uneasy letter to find a word worth writing for. After lots of google search and asking within my friend-circle, I finally came to the point that, U for me stands for ‘Uplift’. Yes. Certain things which uplift my mood.

So, if I stress my brain a little to find those things which uplift my mood instantly, I have to think hard, really, as I am a very moody person. Everything depends on my mood. Sometimes, a small act of kindness can melt my heart whereas a whole big act of charity couldn’t. A single rose could melt my anger whereas a whole bouquet couldn’t. A most peppy, weird and ‘truck-chapsong can uplift me mood whereas a melodious tune couldn’t. So, I am like this. My mood variations and swings amaze me too.

Sometimes the sweetest memory becomes the reason for my happiness and sometimes the same is the reason for my resentment. The same person who makes me smile one day, could, another day,  be the object of my hatred. The same music which drags me to the dance floor could became the ‘noise-pollution’ other day.

So, this is me. Up-close and personal. Today fighting within myself and tomorrow fighting for myself. One day the life of the party and on another hiding beneath my shell. Still, music is something which never gave upon me, as it always uplifts my mood. No-matter what situation I am in.

So, this nerd is going to have some mood lifter for herself. See you again with another letter & word. Hope, that one would be much simpler to find!

T – Thank You

Today’s letter is ‘T’ and the phrase that came up in my mind is ‘Thank You.’ An 8 letter phrase which has a solid impact on mankind.

‘Thank you’ is the easiest way to show gratitude towards the many things God has gifted us. We often pray for the things we want in our lives from God. But always forgot to thank the Almighty for bestowing his care and affection upon us. We often expect a lot from our parents and always want them to understand us without uttering a word, but we always forget to thank them for all the love they gave us. We often take our loved ones and their affection for granted and never thought to reply them. Yes, we do! We do such things and they happen unintentionally. We humans have this disorder in our personality to take our loved ones for granted.
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S – Solitude

Today’s letter is ‘S’ and in my life, it stands for ‘Solitude’. Often called as seclusion too.

Solitude is a state of seclusion or isolation, i.e., lack of contact with people. It may stem from bad relationships, loss of loved ones, deliberate choice, infectious disease, mental disorders, neurological disorders or circumstances of employment or situation.” 

This is the definition I found on google while searching more of what solitude actually meant.

But today, I choose this word for some different reasons. I am not suffering from any of the disorders mentioned above. Instead, I desired solitude for the sake of my privacy.

There are many known and unknown benefits of spending time alone. Sometimes, it gives us the freedom we require to activate our mind. There is a very thin line between solitude and loneliness. These two words refer, respectively, to the joy of being alone and the pain of being alone.

There are several psychological terms also associated with this state. The positive and negative, both. The positive effects consist of freedom and spirituality whereas the negative will lead a person to social deprivation and mental illness.

I choose the positive side of solitude. As, I am a very private person and I love my privacy to the core.  I am an overthinker and I have this very bad habit of overthinking & complicating things, and that’s where time spent in solitude helps me to have a clear vision of everything. I need atleast an hour of seclusion in a day. That is must for me. It helps me focus on the things I want to do. Distractions help me to visualise the better angle of everything coming around. In-short, it gave me a chance for self-contemplation. It sparks the creativity inside me.  I am very much an ocean person. And I relate the positive solitude with the calm & serene side of an ocean. Whereas the negative side shows the turbulent ocean.

I think every person on this earth needs their own space to connect with the inner-self. And they must do, to analyse and contemplate what they are actually looking for. There are many distractions in this world to distract you from time to time. But it’s very necessary to sit back and meditate your soul, for your own good. That is the only way to defeat your inner demons and protect your holy soul from the evils inside.

For me, solitude is often considered as peace of mind. And that is something I cannot let anyone take away from me.

 

So, for now, this restless soul, rests here.

See you again with another word.

R – Riddhi

Next letter ‘R’ consist of a very special word, which is Riddhi.

It is not just a word. It is my whole universe. Riddhi, my daughter. No matter whatever I write today about her, my words will always remain short of what she is to me. Her presence to me is divine in my life. She completes me and has made me the person I am today. She gave me the most amazing title of my life ‘Mumma’. Every other word becomes insignificant in front of this word. She gave me the bestest gift of my lifetime by coming into my life.

God blessed me with this angel on 17th Sept 2015. That was the happiest day of both (my husband & me) our lives. We secretly wished for a baby girl during my pregnancy period and our excitement got doubled with her arrival. I remember the first time when doctor gave her to me! How scared I was! She seemed so fragile and I was scared that I would hurt her by touching her. Her rosy pink cheeks were the cutest things I’d ever seen. They become more pinkish whenever she cries. When she grabs my fingers in her tiny little ones, I felt like my world was enclosed in them. Watching her sleep for hours has become my favourite pastime during those days. I had never ever seen any other infant up close in my life and with Riddhi, every experience was a bliss for me.

When she was about 7 months old, she started crawling and that was the most memorable moment for me. As, for first few days I felt like there is a small mouse racing inside my house. I know it’s insane to relate her with something like a mouse but it’s the first thing that came into my mind. I remember every memory associated with her on my fingertips. When she started holding a spoon, started eating solids, drinking water by herself, took her first step, and what was the first word she spoke. The insecure feeling she had whenever I was away. How she ran and hugged me whenever she got excited. How she holds me tightly whenever we visited the Doctor and I started crying, seeing her injected. I know every mother does remember all these things… I am not alone and that is why being a mother is an incredible experience by itself.

I started celebrating every little occasion because of her which previously I’d always thought of as a waste of time. Actually, now I started enjoying everything. I enjoy doing all those silly things with her, jumping on bed, dancing to songs, making funny faces, tickling each other and so many other things.  Though, I was not the single child of my parents I always lived alone. So, doing those silly things with Riddhi brings back my childhood. She completes my circle and now I don’t crave for anyone’s presence in my life. This naughty kid filled up my life with every possible colours.

As I already said, no-matter what I write I could never have enough words to describe her presence in my life. So, winding up for now.

As of now, I am going to play with my naughty kid. See you tomorrow with another word.

Q – Quillpad

For the next in the A to Z blogging challenge, here comes the most questionable letter ‘Q’. Questionable because, we have very few words beginning with this letter and to search the one relevant with your life is another impossible task. But, I somehow found out the most connected word from this letter.

‘Q’ in my life stands for Quillpad. I know many of you don’t know what Quillpad is! Don’t go searching on Google, I’ll make it easier for you. Quillpad is a website which helps us translate words in different regional languages.

Basically, it is a website used for translation. Quillpad helps me a lot whenever I have to write my poems or stories in Hindi. It is a very hassle free experience to write in Hindi language through this website. Otherwise, one has to install hundreds of fonts and paste keyboard stickers to do the same. I am a huge fan of Hindi literature be it in reading or writing. I love to write in Hindi, first. And that’s where this website becomes my partner in writing.

So many poems, so many stories, so many emotions got their words through Quillpad. Strange, how a simple website or application becomes part of your life!

This is it for now. This freaky girl is taking rest until tomorrow. See you again with another word & another memory.