फिर से सावन आया—कविता

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आज फिर कुछ यादों ने दस्तक दी है,

सावन के साँवरे बादलों ने,

जब बारिशों के आने की आहट दी है,

आज फिर कुछ यादों ने दस्तक दी है ।

हरी-हरी घास, और हरे पत्तों ने,

फ़िज़ा को एक रुहानी सी रौनक़ दी है,

आज फिर कुछ यादों ने दस्तक दी है।

जैसे कल ही की बात हो,

बम्बई की सड़कों पे हम,

बारिश की फुहारों के संग,

हाथों में हाथ लिए,

एक छाता साथ लिए,

भीगते चलते थे हम,

यूँ ही गुनगुनाते हुए,

नज़रों से नज़रें मिलाते हुए,

आज फिर बारिशों का मौसम आया है,

और कुछ यादों ने दस्तक दी है,

हाँ, कुछ उम्र बीत गयी है,

फिर भी- – – – – – – –

आज फिर कुछ यादों ने दस्तक दी है ।

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Flower Rangoli

Flower Rangoli,Picture by ©Chitrangada Sharan

Rangoli is a traditional Indian folk art, and an integral part of Indian culture.

It’s considered auspicious to draw Rangolis, on special occasions, weddings, pujas, festivals, especially Diwali.

Rangoli can be made with rice flour, turmeric powder, coloured sand, flowers etc.

It’s a skill, which is passed on from one generation to the other.

In the picture, you can see flower Rangoli, made with lotus flower, and marigold flowers, to welcome Gods and Goddesses.

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Thinking—Reflecting

There is so much to learn from the flowers.

Life is Short—Life is Vulnerable,

Bloom and Blossom—

Spread Smiles and Happiness—

Before You Fade Away!!

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Picture By ©Chitrangada Sharan

Earth Day 2021

When we say, ‘Earth’—What images come to our minds?

Forests, Mountains, Oceans, rivers, soil, air, the scenic beauty, the wildlife habitat, the minerals and so-so many such wonderful things.

And, we have all this in abundance. Mother Earth only gives to us.

But, do we use these beautiful resources judiciously?

I am afraid, not!

Let’s take the pledge—To restore, what the mankind has in common—

The Earth 🌍🌏🌎

Let’s do our bit of contribution!

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Happy Earth Day

Picture ©Chitrangada Sharan

होली है— Happy Holi 2021

जब दिलों में उमंग हो— तो होली है,

जब अपनों का संग हो—तो होली है,

फागुन का आगमन हो—तो होली है,

फूलों के रंग ही रंग हों—तो होली है,

अनेकों व्यंजनों की ख़ुशबू हो—तो होली है,

रंग ही रंग हर ओर हो—तो होली है,

उत्साहित और प्रसन्नचित हों, जब भी—

तभी तो होली है—-

रंगों की होली है, ख़ुशियों की होली है ।

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Image source: Google

The Mountains—Poem.

Mysterious, Magical, Majestic,

Treeless, Pathless, Trackless,

Higher than the Highest,

Towering, Steep, Rocky,

Vivacious, but Calm,

Picturesque and Heavenly,

They inspire, they challenge,

They enthral, they fascinate,

They are magnetic, and majestic,

The symbol of positivity,

The symbol of strength,

Admirations and Fascinations,

I hear your Silence,

Oh! The Majestic Mountains!!!

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The Majestic Mountains ©Chitrangada Sharan

Birds and Me

When you wake up to the sweet sounds of the chirping of the birds, it’s going to be a lovely day.

The birds still remember the rules of Nature, the singing at dawn and dusk, which many of us have forgotten.

It gives me immense joy to see the little birds, assembling around the bird feeder in my garden.

(Watch the video with the sound on.)

Happy 1st day of March.

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©Video created by Chitrangada Sharan

Blissful Morning Scenes

Each day is a blessing.

Each Sunrise is an indication of New Beginnings.

Each Beginning has New Possibilities.

And to add to that, is the sweet appearance of the New Blossoms.

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Picture by ©Chitrangada Sharan

Happy Valentine’s Day 🌹🌹

Love is in the air,

Love and care,

Are the basis,

Without which,

Life is rare,

Let the love,

Never fade with time,

Make it timeless,

For those who care.

©Chitrangada Sharan

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