Dear Sun! Dear Moon!

Dear Sun,
Enjoy my brightness while
celestial pattern is in a lurch.
Though I love to eclipse thy presence for all earthlings 😉
💞Moon

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Dear Moon,
I give you a gift
but once in while.
Take it graciously, and
wipe off that cheesy smile
🌞Warmly,
Sun

<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/lurch/”>Lurch</a&gt;

Reciting Bits n Bytes!

As we grew up with technology and life became easier, I believe we wanted similar things even in the adult world. We have reached the point of perfection where we need those toys back in our lives instead of being accepting of people in training.  (And, dogs n cats n whatever else one may fancy).

For example: Automated Secretary (Reciting lines off a computer screen or worse, text to voice from recorded database).
“Good Morning! Thank you for your call. Please hold. We will be with with you shortly. Your call is very important to us. Press 1 for sales. Press 2 for customer support. Press 3 for shipping.” Further onto a specific department:
“Press 1 for Dumb. Press 2 for Dumber.”

Dress up Games Customize:
Automated Secretary Avatar: Choose!

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Virtual Assistant Denise 2012 Guile 3D Studio Kristanna Loken Skin – YouTube

Wow! Automated Secretary’s Voice: Customise! Choose!
Which voice would you like?
👩🏻‍⚕️Meet the real woman behind the voice of Siri – YouTube

At this point I cannot say that I’m making any effort to keep up with any of the modern technologies, except my phone for ‘writing!’

Its a conscious choice for me. I believe it is good for us to be in touch with our natural abilities. Each to their own! Enjoy the new Avatars, voices, and all these amazing choices!

via Daily Prompt: Recite

Recite

Proud to Unfurl: Proactive People

Dear Friends,

I must say that I’m so proud of these people to keep a level head in face of all the madness that surrounds us. I have been writing a few posts on how it makes sense for South Asia to Unite (reference in the Pani Puri Post and here: My First Post: https://thinkinkadia.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/2047-execute-change-not-people/ )  But these kids have thought of such an artistic and simple way to promote a beautiful thought! If anything can enable a re-think about Pakistan-India-Bangladesh Friendship, it is Arts and Sports! Congratulations Kiddos! Keep up the creative efforts🎵

https://video.scroll.in/847234/watch-this-beautiful-medley-by-indian-and-pakistani-singers-combines-the-two-national-anthems

This article below is of an amazing couple who quit their teaching careers and grew a forest🌿🌳🌴🌾 for their child. How beautiful is that! I have been dreaming of a similar project, but due to circumstances beyond my control, I have so far been limited to fictionalising concepts. Kudos to them as it makes complete sense to pass on Peace 💞more than education.

http://www.thebetterindia.com/112174/sarang-hills-alternate-school-sustainable-living/

And last but not least: Uber cab service sent this message to taking a stand against hate. Absolutely love it!

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UnfurlThe Joy! Have a wonderful weekend! A huge thank you for your readership and all the new Follows this week.

Welcome to my Blog!🙏

 

Prickled with Fear!

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One cold wintry december night, I went determined to see a scary movie. Sitting in an outdoor screening, on a metal chair, shivering with cold and prickled with fear, I remember this eleven year old pulled wool over her own eyes!  Binnaguri, 1978. Reaction to movie “Jaal.”

P.S. The sketch is my own, made  today, because I couldnt find one on google that showed this view, though there were better childlike images😉

via Daily Prompt: Prickle

Prickle

Lust off. Lust on.

Lust off.

Lusting for good days? Low days!
Hear the difference between?
Our hopes from a “day”? Exactly!
Not only does it sound strange, it is.
We can barely expect from people!
What to expect from any stressor?
Drop the expect, and gone is the nasty low.
Cheers people dear, ’tis time to take a bow!

Lust on.
Lust on for your goal, my friend
doesn’t matter the size of goal,
nor the size of the mark you leave-
that trendy drive over-rated,
pre-teens to profit monger.
Little steps go further, longer.
Your actions on the way,
are what count everyday!

Lust

Finding Balance Everyday

WordPress list of etiquette has good intentions and everyone puts in effort to make each other feel great at their work. I’d like to start a tradition which goes by my philosophy of “making a good average every day.” The math goes something like this:
1 good experience + 1 bad experience = An average day overall!

I’ll make my request after sharing this thought below that helps me survive adventures in fleeting moments in childrens’ effort at educa-shunn.

On a regular school day, I’ve learned to rationalize kids behaviours with two constant reminders to myself.
One. “Every student is doing their best” even if it seems to be a frustrating moment for the receiver and the giver of the behaviour.
Two, “Twist the way I perceive the experience, so as to surprise the student.”
Half the possible problems disappear just within these two frameworks. The others, ehm, well need a long talk or consequence.
So Be It.
At the end of the day, one good and one frustrating experience makes a great average. Yay for survival, because in the process, I learned something.

What do you say we try the balancing act with adults here at Thinkinkadia? Every one who is willing to comment or experiment: give one positive and one negative (read: learning opportunity) feedback to make a great average learning experience out of each communication exchange! See how harmless it can be?

I promise to respond Without Un-Following anyone😄! Game for a risk in Traditional ettiquette?

Thank you for visiting my blog! Enjoy this song as we take leave from here🤗  To me, this song talks of a similar balance.
Fiddler on the roof – Tradition ( with subtitles ) – YouTube

Birds of a feather, must we flock together?

I remember when I first heard the word, Maya. It just sounded like such a beautiful name for a woman. Then I heard of a culture in South America. As I grew older, I heard the word in a completely different context which was very mysterious and fascinating, made me wonder and imagine, and frankly, confuse and dismiss!

Decades later, I realize that people can spend a lifetime trying to understand or misunderstand this word and justify their acceptance or rejection of its meaning. To respect its true magnitude, I will do neither. Using some references, I will involuntarily either convince or confuse you. And in either case, please let me know what you think or feel about it because in chaos, I believe, the best emerges.

In the video-link below, Anil Seth talks about concepts which in my view, relates with Maya, the hinduism meaning (see listed links further below the video). He talks about hallucination and reality through an interesting science experiment. It’s a whole different topic for a different day about why we need modern scientific proof to understand a deep concept already prevalent in a ‘foreign’ culture.
I first realized this after getting married into a joint family, living in different homes, but mentally close enough to make you feel foreign, for a decade. When four-five of them would say the same thing, it became real for them and I was always wrong because “everybody said …” something that matched. My answer used to be “What four people agree on, is not necessarily fact.” Imagine how can a daughter-in-law say that! Anyway, they were good people working with what they knew best.

Point is that these were my first personal lessons in how scary our lives can be because we choose to live by confirmation of what “seems real to us.” This was the first time, I consciously broke through the Maya barrier. Growing up, it had been automatic, because our family was at some level, open-minded, free of the Maya barrier across culture, religion, language, food, or any such binding force.

Do you believe that on wordpress, or any other social group, we tend to find people like ourselves, who will agree with us and confirm to us our-selves? This self, concept of I, is also

Maya.

Hallucination.

Either way, I choose to keep meeting and interacting with people who are different, who may agree or disagree with me, because they pull me out of any illusion that I’m Somebody.

Anil Seth: Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality TED.com

References to understand the concept in your preferred language:
1. maya – Google Search
https://www.google.com/search?q=maya&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-us&client=safari&safe=active

2. Meaning of Maya in English | Maya का अर्थ (Maya ka Angrezi Matlab)
http://shabdkosh.raftaar.in/Meaning-of-Maya-in-English

3. The Definition and Concept of Maya in Hinduism
http://www.hinduwebsite.com/hinduism/essays/maya.asp

East or West,
North or South,
Put Maya to rest-
Harmonize your best!

💞from: Your Happy Nobody🤗

On the lookout, at the gate.

Hanging onto the Gate!

Trin trrrinnn! It was the familiar ring of a bicycle bell and tyres rolling over a dusty path, rocks tumbling under those furiously pedaling feet.

The days of living in remote cantonment areas, where the only communication happened through this hero in uniform. I’d be running on the hot tarmac, ou-ouing my way like walking on burning coal, but cool with anticipation of a teen awaiting news from old friends. I was hanging over the gate like greedy monkey waiting for bananas before ‘bhaiya’* could reach there and deliver the mail hand to hand.

Thrill of thrills! Guesses, who is it from? Some friends wrote like clock work, others didnt. But oh! Nothing could be taken for granted. This was the only entertainment in this old British town, too small for a good movie theater, big enough for a single University, sprawled all over a hill.

“Thank you, Bhaiyaa!” I rang out as he turned, trin trrrinnning away to the next home, delivery cheer from strangers to near and dears. My day made, I’d hop, skip, jump back into the cool interiors of our home, converted six horse stables, each room with individual doors leading in from the long corridor.

On my bed, sprawled, opening letters and reading, transported to the writer of my letter, my friend.

Dedicated to all my mail-friends and pen-pals, who made life curiously fun in those quiet places.

*Bhaiya: All known and unknown males were addressed as ‘Brother.’ In those days they even behaved like one, asking about each others’ welfare.

Lolly all the way!

The word <ahref=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/lollipop/”>Lollipop had several interesting variations and I made up a short story using all of them. Please put your own version below if you’d like to, for fun.

The three brothers had loblolly for breakfast and then went to work at the dockyards for just lollipops! The trio quit work and went lollygagging around the beach eating lollipops. At dinner though, their father had heard enough of their misadventures and he sure did a lolly!

Meaning of each word form:
1. Lollipop: a small bribe, money.
Hard candy, treat.
2. Lollygagging: idling time away as on vacations
3. Loblolly: thick gruel
4. Idiom: do one’s lolly- to lose one’s temper (australian slang)