Word Play and Freedom

While I am looking for my next series addition to Monument of love series, here is a different angle to celebrate India’s 75th year of being an Independent country.

Did I justify the concept of freedom?

#architecture, #buddhism, #monument, #religion, #travel, #travel-blogger, #travel-diaries, #wanderlust, #weekly

Eons ago….

Monsoon in Mumbai, always brings a tinge of nostalgia for me…. comfort of snuggling in bed because there is a high chance that urban flooding will lead to school cancellations, shopping for waterproof shoes because there is that one puddle that’s calling out your name, checking out the fancy upgrades to the world of raincoats….!! Is it only me? Adulting really sucks when you have to pay for your whims and fancies!

Well, taking a break from one series of nostalgia to talk about another nostalgia seemed like a good idea on this rainy Monday!

Check out the new post

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Monday feature…

…other than the Mausoleum series.

Another one of my favourite!!!!

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Artsy Monday blues

The week has barely started for me, considering I am still sipping my first cup of coffee… but it’s Monday blues already!

Presenting an artsy Monday feature post!

How was your week?

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Another Treasured find

In the world of instant gratification and instant coffee, sometimes a surprise is all it takes to click the right button. I think lego buildings do fall in that category!

From Lord over ruins to Lego buildings, February-March was simply one of the best tripping I have done in a long time!

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I intend to write a…

TOHU VERSE!

I intend to write a post or two on weekly features. Wonder of wonders: As soon as I go to the list of available formats in which I used to publish with others here: I recall that I created it with an open heart to welcome anyone and everyone to write as often as they needed to: provided, they had a WordPress account. It seemed now: as if I needed a special permission to write. I didn’t. Nobody does. It’s a different matter whether anyone of the followers of this blog is interested in what you intend to write. I used to assemble a 13 words story every Sunday. We did many such posts collaborations. Idea was given by one Keith Garth who participated for a while here.

I want to introduce you to Tohu verse. It’s a word which means “chaos.” The word comes from Jewish mystical tradition (Kabbalah.)

I was fond of learning words because they were the only investment which would have made me rich. It didn’t. I have been working on my vocabulary. As I was looking for longest words in English language: I realized they were often compound of simple words. I began creating them on my own.

An example: it is the custom of union.

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What I did here: removed the spaces between the words in the sentence. If you do it for enough long : you create some musical notes. It might be fun to read them back. Here’s a sample Tohu Verse:

Tohuttersevereserverisimilitudeofanetudeutronomyonderelicthonictusselatedocileoninewandsolitudeemedianodynemesisalacritycoonoosphereticoniciclementineolithicuinnumerableewayayaverorqualtazimuthingedindinabulationoisomesolithosphereificationuchannahamateacupuckeredragonfalonesomesugameteammatestamentationosegaymargayinyangleritualslowbreductileitmotifulgentrystupendousomniferousulcusutlerimpochestnutterverseoulukamikazephyrodomontadeskylarkspurupturedolittlessonsnowmountainamesakeidolonomatopoeiambiconnostockadeereminecrafterwardsidewiningsidekickthebucketceteranschuluss

Reading it is not easy or fun. It’s puzzling and needs concentration. Let me know what you think of it.

#ideas #tohuverse #verse #weekly

A Tuesday Trivia Refresh?

Good morning /day /evening!

Did you know…?

A long, long time ago I committed to our TeamLady that I would try posting something for this. At the time, the schedule slots for this ‘feature’ were very much in demand and quite popular with readers here. Do you have a trivial ‘fact’ to share over coffee?

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Did you know, this screenshot is shared by me under a CC0.1  – this isn’t from my photo and I do not know the creator, but would wish to offer a thank you for sharing their original high-res photo on unsplash (also under CC0.1) Very basically, that means dedicated to the internet and freely to every individual  – although care should always be taken to respect the rights of others, naturally.

I don’t remember how the proforma for this post was intended to appear, but as we’re having a coffee break right now, thought I’d just post something very quick and trying to keep it simple. 

Psst! Did you know… Taking a quick look from the sidebar category link, I  found there actually appears to not be a fixed idea of how to present this post. Phew!

Surprise, surprise, I’d forgotten, did you know, that TuesdayTrivia started out as ‘Unknown Facts’ with Kristina’s opening post. And this feature is almost a year old, celebrating it’s postaversary on 9th February (or nearest Tuesday)!

Psst! It’s Michele Obama’s birthday today according to wiki – I should have bought cake for with that coffee! [All American readers and I guess many other global readers will have been aware of that but I had no idea!] Have a happy day Mrs Obama… and of course, anyone with a birthday today…Happy Birthday!

Novelist Anne Bronte was also born on this day (1820 – 28/5/1849):

“But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose.”

#weekly #TuesdayTrivia

 

Shutterbug Showcase – Smoke

Thanks @niyati16 for the prompt.. Had me thinking for a long time and hence a very late submission too!

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This photo, although a very simple interpretation of the word “smoke”, brings back a myriad of memories. Burning of the effigies of the demon king “Ravana” along with his brother and son, a quintessential part of Indian festival “Dusshera”. The burning symbolises the victory of good over evil.

One of the most awaited times in our childhood. 🙂

Hoping I have done justice to the prompt given out to me..

For the next week’s post – “an element of mystery” is the prompt for @adriennea3.

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Hey Guys, Some fun facts…

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Hey Guys,
Some fun facts for this Tuesday.

• Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
• In France, it is legal to marry a dead person (Contributed by Loes – 16 May 2015)
• A pig’s orgasm lasts 30 minutes.
• What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.
• Upper and lower case letters are named ‘upper’ and ‘lower’ because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the ‘upper case’ letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, ‘lower case’ letters.
• Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
• Human saliva has a boiling point three times that of regular water.
• When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.
• Female kangaroos have three vaginas.
• The Dutch village of Giethoorn has no roads; its buildings are connected entirely by canals and footbridges.

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• The loneliest creature on Earth is a whale who has been calling out for a mate for over two decades — but whose high-pitched voice is so different to other whales that they never respond.

#weekly #triviatuesday

Shutterbug Showcase

Hi everyone,
The prompt for me was ‘Perspective’, shared by @arwen1968.
Thank you for the prompt.
Perspective was a difficult and a very interesting prompt.
My take on it is this image.

InShot_20160908_163057.jpgThere is a difference between how we see the world, and how he sees it. Even if we try to know his perspective on life, we shall never be able to understand it completely. Our life might be a rough road with many ups and downs, but his life is a constant struggle. 

I hope I did a little justice to my prompt. This image has been clicked by Gaurav. (Can I please flaunt? 😛 my boyfriend) I asked him to share this image with me.
Instagram-@garrybuldy
You can all join in by posting on the prompt ‘Perspective’ on your own blog before next Thursday (15th Sept) and leaving a link to your post in the comments below.

The prompt for you, @sadhanacs for 15th September is ‘Smoke’.
Have a great day everybody.

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