The Daily Post photo Challenge : Time

‘ This week, think about time and portray it photographically. Maybe you have a photo about one of the activities in the extract from Haig’s book above. Perhaps you have a fascination with clocks. Or maybe contemplating time takes you somewhere else completely. I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge. ‘ Some time ago while… Continue reading The Daily Post photo Challenge : Time

Points of View

We went to a music concert yesterday evening. The Hindustani Classical vocalist took us to different world, where there was only music and the emotions it evoked. On our way back I remembered the comments made by my father-in-law on the rendering of a Hindustani classical singer. :)) My father-in-law is 91 and he has… Continue reading Points of View

Blogging 101: The Commons

Day Eleven: Make a Prompt Personal Today’s assignment: publish a post based on your own, personalized take on a blogging prompt.To find our Daily Prompt, head to the The Daily Post — you’ll see the prompt in an orange box on the middle-right side of the screen. Learning Style What’s your learning style? Do you prefer learning… Continue reading Blogging 101: The Commons

Fading Away

The words ‘fading away’ always leave behind a sad feeling. Whenever I come across them I am reminded of Gollum in Lord of the Rings. The Ring made Gollum fade away, physically and mentally. The effects of something evil. Such a terrible situation when we have no control whatsoever over ourselves. That must be the… Continue reading Fading Away

Writing 101, Poetry: The Commons -CAMOUFLAGE

Day 9: Camouflage For today’s poem, take inspiration from camouflage — you may apply it in any way you like, whether you write about visual or social dissimulation, or focus on the way we hide our myriad emotions, actions, and reactions. What would be your ultimate smokescreen, concealment, or mask? God or Nature Has bestowed… Continue reading Writing 101, Poetry: The Commons -CAMOUFLAGE

Writing 101, Poetry: The Commons , FALLACY

Today, let’s write poems that are wholly illogical.Try not to consider this prompt as a call to nonsense but rather a call to use your good (creative) sense to arrive at firmly misconstrued ends. Surprise yourself! Alternatively, make poetry from known philosophical fallacies. Make that straw man stand by a red wheelbarrow, put the genius… Continue reading Writing 101, Poetry: The Commons , FALLACY

The Unknown Future

I have been lucky to read two wonderful books this month and the thought that came to mind as I reached the last page was this quotation by someone unknown, “ Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.’ Books which we love take us… Continue reading The Unknown Future

A Window

My father-in-law was with us last week. He is a very family person. He loves to keep in touch with all his relatives and friends. The days of letter writing have become history, but in those earlier days, letters were the windows opening into the lives of others. He used to love writing letters to… Continue reading A Window


James Herriot is one of my favourite writers, I was re-reading his book, Dog Stories. It is a collection of delightful stories, but some are very sad. They reflect the selfish, unfeeling cruelty of human beings. One such story is ‘Abandoned’. It is about those people who just abandon their dogs when they have had… Continue reading Abandoned