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Everybody wants their life to be colourful

This mainly includes their love life.

But in reality (Time immemorial) are not people deceiving themselves by this thought?

Can ‘Love’ be colourful when the majority is busy cheating each other?

Looks like ‘Love’ can’t be colourful

It seems so if you read the following quote.

“Love is ageless and colourless. It is a spiritual force that binds two hearts and two souls together as one.”
Ellen J. Barrier

Forget about colourless love.

Can two hearts & two souls become one?

Don’t take this literally but can such things be possible?

Maybe a pleasant way of cheating one another in a poetical style!

Is not these poetical statements far from the truth in day to day life?

No doubt poetry gives immense encouragement for all good things and one is energized.

What about poetical justice in matters of Love, especially when cheating is rampant?

My friend, feel free to share your thoughts.

 Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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Don’t disturb, It’s Mehndi time!

“Mehndi, something which makes my hand beautiful” Madiha Hayaat

What is Mehndi?

Mehndi is a form of body art.

It’s a temporary skin decoration drawn on hands or legs.

Decorative designs are created on the person’s body using henna paste.


You can call it a temporary tattoo.

What is Henna?

Henna is a dye prepared from the plant Henna Tree (Lawsonia Inermis)

Due to its cooling properties, people from warmer climates (the Indian subcontinent and Africa) have been using this paste.

In Hinduism, the tradition mehndi forms one of the sixteen bridal adornments.

I am not sure whether westerners tried this art and if so they like it.

How long Henna stays on the body?

Henna dye tends to last approximately two weeks.

Once the Henna artist applies the paste on your body, keep the paste for four hours to get the stain.

Afterwards take off the paste.

Henna should not get wet for the first 24 hours. So after removing the paste, please don’t wash your hands.

The colour of the initial stain is dark orange and after 48 hours it turns to dark mahogany and i bet, you love this stain.

Traditional saying about Mehndi

It’s said that the darker the stain left by the mehndi on the body parts (hands & legs), the more love the bride will receive from her future husband and in-laws and leads a happy life.

And what about Mehndi Party?

I tell you, you love it!

Mehndi party is a pre-wedding celebration.

The most joyous occasion.

Typically done before the wedding day and held in the bride’s home.

A large wedding can see almost 200 women taking part.

As far as the party is concerned it’s said to be the woman power.

Customarily only women from both sides of the aisle attend.

Be prepared to have mehndi applied to you too.

Artists with henna paste are ready to apply mehndi to your hands.

As a foreigner, did you attend any of these Mehndi parties?

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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Life is better when you are camping!

Do you enjoy camping?

My friend, it’s a unique experience and can’t be described in words.

“Camping: The art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower, and flush toilet.”   Unknown

“There’s no wifi in the mountains, but you’ll find no better connection.” Unknown

“Some of the best moments are never captured by a camera and are not posted on any social media platforms.

They are kept in private and are cherished together with the best people”   Unknown

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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Mid week monochrome

Rangoli is one of the finest art by the Indian Women.

Rangoli is an art form originating in the Indian subcontinent, in which patterns are created on the floor or a tabletop using materials such as powdered lime stone, dry rice flour, coloured sand, quartz powder, flower petals, and coloured rocks- source Wikipedia

“RANGOLI resembles life. All you have to do is connect the right dots to make them perfect”    Unknown

My first Rangoli design. How is it?

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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“Life is a passage through a museum of beauty” Robert Genn

The above photograph is that of Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur,Rajasthan, India.

It’s the oldest museum in the State of Rajasthan.

It’s named after King Edward VII.

The museum has collection of artifacts.

The lovers of artifacts truly enjoy visiting this museum.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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Monochrome is monochrome!

“Colours are the same as a person yelling too loud, saying too many things, and not half of it gets heard. Monochrome is the person that won’t shout, says less and more gets heard”  Unknown

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Is life a Misery or Mystery?

How many happy moments did you have in your life so far?

People say there are not many and can easily count the number!

So many tensions, anxieties, worries, troubles, misunderstanding, unfulfilling desires, jealousy, ego, helplessness, losing loved ones, thoughts about depressing past and uncertain future, infighting all resulting in so much stress.

Oh, God! What we are supposed to do?

“If the Destination Of life is death, why not take the scenic route?”  Klavin John Barry Jr

We also come across people, who choose to be unhappy

I may sound funny, but there are people hell-bent on seeking a negative mindset.

When I ask for the reason, they say they are always on caution to prevent catastrophe and are sure to lead a tension free life!

Why can’t we apply Pareto Principle here?

This principle is an aphorism, which asserts that 80% of outcomes(outputs) result from 20% of all causes(inputs) for any given cause.

This is widely used in business and economics, and the great thing about this principle is you can apply this to any field. Why not into our life?

No, let us apply this to ‘Life’

“Life is 80% joy and 20% misery. But we hold on to 20% and make it 200%. In this world, everything cannot be perfect all the time. This life is a beautiful mystery and you are blessed. It is only when you live the mystery of life that joy dawns.”   Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

How to be successful in your life?

“If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.” Thomas J. Watson

I made a decision

I have decided to be happy because it’s good for my health and others too.

“When life gives me a hundred reasons to cry, I show them a hundred reasons to smile”   A Star

And what else better than keeping a ‘Laughing Buddha’ in front of us!

And believe me, you can notice the difference!

“The statue of the Laughing Buddha act as a good friend. Whenever we are off the track, his smiling face can bring us back to the present moment, to a positive mood.”    Sakshi Chetana

Do you know the power of Smile?

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”  Phyllis Diller

What happens if one doesn’t laugh?

“I have not seen anyone dying of laughter, but I know millions who are dying because they are not laughing.”  Dr. Madan Kataria

Do you know how many times an infant laughs a day?

Infants laugh more than 200 times a day and adults laugh less than 20 times a day.

Whether it’s a myth or real…..most of us have lost interest in smiling or laughing.

Smiles and laughter have become so rare even during social interactions or with friends our smiles have become artificial.

Even with family members,we are not able to smile or laugh wholeheartedly because of the pressing problems taking an upper hand.

I want you to laugh this way

“When you do laugh, open your mouth wide enough for the noise to get out without squealing, throw your head back as though you were going to be shaved, hold on to your false hair with both hands and then laugh till your soul gets thoroughly rested.”  Josh Billings

Take home message

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy”  Anne Frank

Thank you.


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Midweek – Monochrome # 45

I don’t believe there’s two sides to every story. It’s black and white. There’s right and wrong    Joe Wurzelbacher

Do you see ‘life’ as it is or you wish to see things either in black or white?

My feeling is life is not that simple to see everything as black or white, otherwise, you miss the real intention of Almighty where in life is full of complexities, and you are allowed to learn things for the betterment of your life.

“We’re so quick to go to make things black and white and to put things in their box. But everything is this mixture, and that’s what this world is, is this blend of different things”   Matisyahu

Ultimately you are the judge. Live the way you wish to live!

To be happy one must always be right!

This is what you are taught.

But strangely each one is to their own.

“When it comes to being happy, there is no right or wrong. It’s just a battle between your happiness and their judgment”  unknown    

Who decides whether you are good or bad?

“There’s no black and white in this world; it’s all grey. That’s what people are like. No one thinks they’re a baddie. Everyone thinks they’re trying to do their bit to make the world a better place” Riz Ahmed

What exactly are the Human beings?

“Human beings are more or less formulas. Pun intended. We are not any one thing that is mathematically provable. We are more or less than we are anything. We are more or less kind, or more or less not. More or less selfish, happy, wise, lonely”  Adi Alsaid

Thank you.


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Monochrome Monday

What is the difference between Monochrome Photograph and Black & White Photograph?

Monochrome photograph contains variations of one Color only.This could be different shades of blue, yellow, green or grey.

This photo is an example of monochrome photo.

“Life in reality is a monochrome, where people come in and leave their colourful footprints!!” Sherryl

Black & White Photograph contains variants of color grey ranging from absolute black to absolute white.

Simply put all Black & White Photos are monochrome photos,but not the other way around.Black & White photos contain color black to color white.

This is an example of Black & White Photo

“What I love about Black & White photographs is that they’re more like reading the book than seeing the movie” Jennifer Price

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