Monthly Archives: July 2013

Home where memories are made.

Daily Prompt: Dream Home

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A home is a place where your soul breathes, 

           where it is caressed with love, care and ease.

A place you share with your loved ones,

            where prosperity flows in tonnes.

A place filled with smiles,  laughter and joy, 

           with family and friends, every single day you enjoy.

A place where sorrows are shared and tears are wiped, 

            it is where great values and virtues are imbibed.

A home is not just about great work of architecture, 

           it is more about the relationships you love and nurture.

A dream home is painted with colours that never fade, 

          because it is this place where memories are made.

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Oh yes, I mind the gap!

Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap

Since I am in the UK presently, I cannot help but think of the announcements at all the tube stations about Minding the Gap. Of course, it has no relevance to the topic of discussion, but could not really stop myself from mentioning it.

Coming back to the point, The comment section does have a lot of discussion on Why this topic?

My personal view is that this is a relevant topic being discussed by people who are avid internet/ email users, who communicate with a wide variety of people through blogs, social networking sites, emails etc. So Why not?

Although I checked on the World is too complicated for a single strategy. It depends who I’m writing to. I only agree with the second part of the sentence. The kind of tone or the salutation you use in an email does not make the world any more or less complicated 😛

There is a gap, and you have to mind it. It is that Simple. 

I have more than 200 email addresses stored in my Gmail account, and I have grouped them into different categories, namely Friends, Family, Work and Acquaintances.

The mere fact that I have grouped them into these categories, suggest that I have a distinct place for each one of them in my life as well as Gmail Account. And that reflects in the  mails I write to them.

Etiquettes are nothing but manners, which we are taught right from school. Email etiquettes is just a subdivision.Salutations that one uses should be in sync with the content of the email. If I am corresponding with my Boss, I am sure to write Dear Sir or Respected Sir depending on the kind of work environment in the office. I am sure, I wont write Hey or Hi, even if my Boss is my Buddy out of office. The Boss holds a position, and that needs to be respected.And that is only fair. An email to friends and family, usually has an informal tone, and salutation used will be in accordance to that. I have just completed my education, and looking for a job, I email my resume to a many recruiters each day.I need to maintain a formal tone, I cannot start with Hi Billy, Kindly consider me for this X position. Even the covering letter has to be perfect which has the potential to get me a job. Likewise, when you ask for directions to a stranger on a road, you start with an Excuse me, Can you help me find this place?  You maintain that tone, you need not be taught that, You need not fret about it, You need not get confused. it’s fairly simple.

This behaviour, these manners just trickles down to writing emails. At the end of the day, It is just about being polite and respecting each other. It is as simple as saying Thank you and Welcome.

Home is where my Mom is

Daily Prompt: Far from Home

Tell us about the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us DISTANCE.

It feels weird to see today’s daily prompt challenge. It is what I have been thinking in the past few days. Thinking about How far I have travelled from Home. Indeed.They say, Home is where the heart is.

But Home for me is where my mother is. Its been exactly 3 months since I have been away from her and in terms of distance, Google Maps suggests it is roughly around 10,000 km!! I got married 3 months back, and left home.Since then, I have been to so many different places.

Bangalore , my new home with my In-laws and my husband,

Scotland and Switzerland, my dream honeymoon destinations, that I thoroughly enjoyed  and absolutely loved,

UK,  where I stay now.

.. Amazing journey so far..But far far from Home.

Its been a ritual to call my mother twice everyday. Once at 12 pm and again at 4.30 pm.

But that is just not enough.I cannot see her react to the amazing stories I tell her, Cannot read her face when she is upset about something, Cannot see her laugh when I crack some stupid joke. Cannot see her smile when she sees my pictures. Everything just feels incomplete.

I have been away from her, during my studies for 3 years or so. but that was different. Different in a way, that I could be home every other weekend. Now, things have changed. New life, new people around, new responsibilities, new place, new culture.

The distance is more emotional more than anything else,it makes you weak, but you have to take it in your stride . Such is life and I Miss being with her.

Why a Blog?? A poem and 10 reasons!

Innumerable thoughts cross my mind each minute,each day,

I will pen it down somewhere..To myself, I say,

But days pass and minutes fade.

And till date, not a single note made.

Enough is enough, my conscience says,

To feel better, you must write each day.

With so may thoughts, you have a mind to Unclog

Aha!! I shall write a Blog, I will write a Blog.! 🙂 

With so many changes having taken place in my life in the last few months..

Graduating, Getting married, Moving to a new place, A foreign land, A lot of spare time at hand, New responsibilities,New people, New culture.

With such a beautiful life, I don’t want to mess. I felt it was necessary to channelise my thoughts.

Ill be adding a few more, as of now, my brain cells are whacked up and craving for a COFFEE.

So, here it goes.

My reasons for blogging.

  1. To be in tune with myself.
  2. To understand and organise my feelings.
  3. To have a constructive approach towards life
  4. To rediscover myself.         
  5. To rekindle my love of writing.
  6. To learn something new.
  7. To read other interesting blogs.
  8. To open up to the virtual world.
  9. To handle criticism
  10. To have fun!