A new word…..

“To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”

The Amazing Roots!


We could only wonder at the transmogrification….. Of an era gone by….the roots told a thousand stories they had been witness to.

Location: Ross Island, Andamans

In response to: Weekly Photo Challenge

Sunshine to Stardust


was when…..

she forgot her kith and  kin

she forgot all she believed in

all she remembered was impossible love

her need to make him see the heavens above. 


her time , her life, her duties, her promises

her responsibilities all could burn to ashes 

all she cared was for the deep happy voice

the chuckle in his throat was now her choice


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North meets South

Todays Prompt :  Object

Lamps are  objects that have always fascinated me… This picture is of an arrangement of my favourite lamps  that I lit  on Diwali, the Indian festival of lights,  this year. The taller lamps are typically South Indian brass lamps called Nilavillakku…the smaller ones are the traditional earthen ones.

It was a stormy night and so I could not light them outside the house..

Lead kindly Light


Today’s Daily Prompt:  Inevitable



Inevitable it was

 …. that they had but just met

…. to let their hearts connect!


Inevitable it was

…..that they never knew

….. a gift given to very few!


Inevitable it was 

….. that they, as best friends, did part

…..  living n loving, they stayed apart!


Inevitable it was

…… that their paths did cross

…… over the seas, miles across!


Inevitable it was 

….. that at last their souls did bond

….. within their hearts love they found!


Inevitable it was

……. that they had found it too late,

…….  to love again was not their fate


Inevitable it was

……. that fate n destiny did ordain

…….  to live in pain and love in vain. 

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Playing Santa

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Secret Santa.”

You get to choose one gift — no price restrictions — for any person you want. The caveat? You have to give it anonymously. What gift would you give, and to whom?


I love giving gifts and so being a Secret  Santa is something I would really enjoy… In fact one of my friends once said he had never known someone who loved giving gifts, as much as,  if not more,  than receiving gifts! Giving it anonymously spoils the fun in a way, because the joy of gifting is best rewarded by the smile of delight on the receivers face or at least in knowing that you made him /her /them happy.

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Reflections On Resolutions

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “To Be Resolved.”

We’re entering the final days of 2014 — how did you do on your New Year’s resolutions these past 11.75 months? Is there any leftover item to be carried over to 2015?

res 2015

Let me at the outset confess I don’t really make New Year resolutions that resolutely.  So there wasn’t much “stocktaking” to be done right now.  Oh I do make a few resolutions all through the year with deadlines of the following week , month and so on.  But I have forgotten the time I last made a New Year resolution in all earnestness for the  New Year per se.

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