Monthly Archives: March 2015

By the lake – An event on World Water Day

On 22nd March , it was World Water day . I spent the evening along with like minded people to raise awareness about water sustainability and the importance and preservation of lakes around the Sarjapura area .  My friend , Shubha Ramachandran  had organized the event  at the banks of Kasavanhalli lake .Shubha is a Water sustainability expert and has been working extensively to implement rain water harvesting at many location in and around Bangalore.

I have been staying in Sarjapura area for almost a decade and i was taken aback when I visited this beautiful lake . Sometimes we don’t appreciate what we have and for experiencing the same nature we travel hundreds of miles to be a part of it. Here is a shot from the lake , where we were having such an interesting discussion. The sun rays streaming down gives an ethereal feeling to the whole ambiance

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There was a discussion on the lakes around the whole area and how they are inter connected  and their survival is essential for the survival of whole eco-system . When there is illegal construction in and around the lake bed , we actually kill the lakes ultimately as through that area the lake actually gets the rain water. There was a poem recital where the volunteers recited poems of different authors . The event was being coordinated by author Nandita Bose  and she was at her eloquent self . I had also written a poem for the recital and everyone present loved it. I wrote it in just a couple of minutes and did not have the time to think about the title too.

After the recital and discussion there was a painting competition for kids and definitely the theme was Water . I and a Painter Friend were the judge for the same. The kids did a great job and came up with some great paintings .And we chose the best among the best as each painting was artistic and really unique. It was a great evening in the lap of nature and we enjoyed every bit of it.

Giving away the prize

This is the poem which I wrote :

The poem personifies Water and written as  monologue to us humans.

I am the deep blue sea

And the gurgling waterfall

The perennial rivers and lakes

I am the gift of the almighty

I am the ambrosia of life

I swing in the blue clouds

And travelling afar land

And I wander over the arid deserts

When I rain all eager to reach

I am embraced joyfully by mother earth

You sing , you dance and you rejoice

Everyone welcomes me with an open heart

But for your selfish ways 

You pollute , you defile

Throwing garbage in my soul

Making me the bearer of all your filth

I am the messenger of god

I am the cyclone and the Tsunami

And If you don’t mend your ways

Soon I will annihilate you all.

On women’s day :: A tribute to all The mothers

With my lovely mother
With my lovely mother

It was international women’s day yesterday. And my whatsapp and Facebook was bombarded with messages from friends and family . And it felt special when so many people wish you on women’s day , you do feel loved and cared . On women’s  day I take this opportunity to thank my mother and all the mothers who selflessly work day and night to bring us with so much love and care , whether remaining awake in the night when we are down with fever or saving the last morsel of our favorite food or remaining awake while we study for exams , a relation between child and mother is the most pious relationship in the world.

I share a very special bond with my mother and she is the only person in the world that I talk to every single day sharing all the humdrum things of my life . This poem I wrote while I was in class 8 and it is still written in the diary kept at home. On women’s day I revisited the poem for what I had written so many years back and I was pleased with the result. Hope you enjoy the same , do leave me few words of encouragement if it touched you in some ways.

MY MOTHER

You are the wind below my wings
The blood in my veins
The blessings in my life
And the faith in adversity.

You are the hope in despair
The flowers in my worship
The rhythm in my walk
And the music in my words

Your voice , chimes like bells
And when you sing , I forget all my pain
When I am tired or in doubt
Your words of endearment calm me down

O, My dear loving mother
You are the sacrosanct semblance of almighty
You gave me life with your blood and marrow
And bought me to this divine earth

What I am today is your vision
Your dreams and aspirations
And what I will be tomorrow
It’s the fruit of all your labour

O Maa , My dear Maa
The stream of my life
Enlighten all my life
With thy love and blessings.

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