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खून काश के खून भी पानी जैसा होता  न जमता , न जलता , न काला पड़ जाता  काश के खून भी पानी जैसा होता  उन्माद सा बहता , उमड़ता  बिना भेद भाव के , बिना रंग राग के  बस अपने आगोश में ले लेता  फिर एक रंग हो कर लहरों सा झूमता  काश के खून भी पानी जैसा होता काश... - मीनाक्षी

Sunlit Hearts - Book Review

Book Title– Sunlit Hearts Author -  Meenu Mehrotra Publisher - Vitasta Publishing Pvt Ltd ISBN - 978-93-80828-78-7 Price -  Rs 295/- Pages –  238 Genre – Romance My Rating  - 4 / 5 Snapshot “ A wound is the place where light enters the heart” -  a quote from the book Medha, an aspiring writer develops feelings for Nikhil in college but her feelings are not reciprocated. Forced to bury her feelings of true love, Medha agrees to an arranged marriage to Rishi. After sixteen years of sedate and lackluster marriage, she bumps into Nikhil again but this time she is a confident and successful writer and the glamour in her married life is amiss. She could not deny herself getting pulled towards Nikhil and moves with the flow into a passionate relationship with Nikhil. She stands on a threshold where she has to weigh and analyze her feelings as a lover, her loyalties and commitment as a wife, responsibilities and duties as a mother and a daughter. A difficult struggle she


What is Te Aroha? Just another resort in Hills, well the answer is no.Beauty, luxury, aesthetics, modern amenities, soulful experience,a perfect combo offering all this... Te Aroha, is not just a resort but a pristine poem inked in hues of flowers, written in the lap of Himalayas rhymed on the music of rain and chirping birds  sung with clouds  dancing around..... simply breathtaking Where is Te Aroha? Feeling is the best memoir…and I had the opportunity to have a memoir there at Te AROHA..a boutique resort in Dhanachauli located at an altitude of 2300 m with picturesque views of the surrounding Himalayan mountain ranges and valleys A perfect refuge away from urban hum drums especially for romantics and artisans seeking solitude and tranquility, for a complete soulful experience. Why Te Aroha Unique? The flora and fauna, thoughtfully placed choicest pots in marble,terracotta and lime pots, some shaped as frogs, or folded hands in the steps seems like

Meenaxi's Magic Mantras Series 1-8

It's your choice to feel low or laugh it off thinking others' behaviour lowly! - Meenaxi's Magic Mantra # 1 Perseverance is the greatest talent Complete forgiveness is the only remedy and the best revenge - Meenaxi's Magic Mantra # 3 Being in love doesn't mean being tamed; instead those arms around you become your wings to fly - Meenaxi's Magic Mantra # 4 Let love be the answer to all the questions - Meenaxi Magic Mantra # 5 Shed all the fear, the next moment is Cheer - Meenaxi's Magic mantra # 6 Why crawl when you can fly, When you can do it, why try ? - Meenaxi's Magic mantra # 7 OLD friends keep you young - Meenaxi's Magic Mantra # 8

What’s your Legacy.. Material or Memories?

  What is our legacy for our children…Material or Memories? Childhood stays as the most cherished and beautiful phase in anyone’s life. What our kids would reminisce most about their childhood? How our kids would remember us eventually? Let us take a moment to ask ourselves and reflect? We are struggling day and night for securing a better future for our children. In the process of facilitating them a luxurious lifestyle, pacing up with peer pressure, somewhere, securing in the future , the present itself is getting missed. Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them. ”      Richard L. Evans  The early years are the formative years, casting an impression of living a life. Are we setting the right example? These formative years develop a strong foundation of a kid, cultivate into an emotionally secure human being. So the involvement and the attention required from the parents is the most in these years. When w

Preet Key Phool

प्रीत के फूल  कुछ शिकवें हैं   नासूर से, अंगारों से  दफ्न हैं मेरी सिम्त में  दहकते सिन्दूरी लाल  ना छेड़ो इन्हें कि ज्वालामुखी फूट जाएंगे  इंतेज़ार है तो बस उस बरसात का  जब ये दह्कते शोले बर्फ़ हो जायेंगे  इस ग़र्म बेनूर राख़  में  प्रीत भरे रिश्तों के फूल खिल आएंगे  -मीनाक्षी 

Hope Seeks Despair

I am desperate For you I believe So are you The rain pours there On the most dry patch In the darkest backdrop The spark Illuminates the most If there is despair Hope stays just the next door When I seek you Wholeheartedly, insanely You will appear Absolutely, Abundantly

Tick-Tock, We’re 30 : Book Review

      Book Name -  Tick-Tock, We're 30       Author – Milan Vohra       Publishr – Westland       Pages – 412      Price e – INR 250       My Rating – 3/5       Snapshot      Interesting, isn’t it, how someone is always utterly attractive to someone else? For every male tree frog, there is a female tree frog whose dry skin and warts and bulging eyes are the most divine. And to you, Lara Bagai,  a karela is a thing of beauty, Nishad comments. ·     So he remembers I love karela. So what?I take it your interest in frogs is purely academic? I snigger.  'I promise you I am not in danger of being madly besotted by one anytime soon,' he half-smiles. ·          The clock is ticking towards Lara’s thirtieth birthday and the whole gang is coming together to celebrate it. It’s a pact they made back then to meet when they all finally turned that age. So far, so cool. What isn’t cool is the other pact Lara had made one tipsy evening with Nishad. To marry each other


नक़्शे इक उम्र  खर्च हो गई मैं वो नक्शा ढूँढती रही तुझ तक पहुँचने का तेरा दीदार पाने का तू मुस्कुरा कर रोज़ मिलता रहा मुझे उन नन्ही किलकारियों में ,उन बेपरवाह खुमारियों में तू सामने हँसता रहा , मैं ऑंखें मूँद कर सो गई मंज़िल ए मक़सूद  भूल कर बस रास्तों में खो गई - मीनाक्षी ( 24 जनवरी , 2013 )

Are You Working ?

Are You Working? ......In any casual gathering, party, meeting, the inevitable question hits me sometimes like a lightening instantly after a name exchange or so in few secs and sometimes it slithers like a serpent after a chat of few minutes of introduction etc.….And now when I get attacked, I am prepared,  I start with my historical background to earn some respect for my present status of being just a housewife and gradually declare my current status…. So are you working? A woman mostly befitting the 'working' criteria asks! Oh yes, more than ever! I am working 200%....Although I have worked for 10 years in IT but now as a mom of twins I am working more than I have ever worked and please note that there is pure heartfelt joy in this current work. With no complaints and lot of love as remuneration. What about you? Are you working? I usually ask to be courteous and feed the ego.. I am an investment banker, a program manager etc…and the answer comes with a proud po

ना आना फिर इस देश लाडो

ना आना फिर इस देश लाडो पहले  संजोए थे मैंने हज़ार सपने,आई थी जब तुम मेरी कोख से बाहर  तेरी वो पहली रुलाई भूल नहीं पाती हूँ , बस मंद मंद मुस्काती हूँ  बनना है तुम्हें इक डॉक्टर , मानव और समाज की सेवा को  रखा है इक लाल जोड़ा , तुम्हे दुल्हन सा सजा देखने को  रोज़ तेरा माथा चूम कर दुलारी, मैं तुम पर बलिहारी जाती हूँ  तेरी वो पहली रुलाई भूल नहीं पाती हूँ, बस मंद मंद मुस्काती हूँ  अब अब सांस तो लेती हूँ मैं लाडो, बस रो ही नहीं पाती हूँ सोचती हूँ उस काली भयावह रात को , सिहर कर भूल जाना चाहती हूँ नहीं,शायद यह सच नहीं, बस एक बुरा सपना था कि तड्पी थीं तुम उस रात एक अदद चादर को जो ढक सकती मेरी दुलारी की, लहुलुहान काया को और आत्मा को तुम तभी बस में मर जातीं तो अच्छा होता की यूँ जलते ज़ख्मों से यूँ ना सामना होता अब तुम्हारी आखिरी सिसकी को भूल नहीं पाती हूँ, मैं ज़िंदा हूँ बस रो ही नहीं पाती हूँ मैं तुम्हारीं क्षमाप्रार्थी हूँ इस माँ की उजड़ी कोख़, की है मेरी निर्भया को गुहार ना आना फिर इस देश लाडो , ना आना फिर इस देश लाडो - मीनाक्षी ( एक माँ ) जनवरी 05, 2013