Saturday, August 30, 2014

Weighed Down Childhood

Hey Guys!

I am back with a new poem. I hope this opens our eyes about poverty and misfortune. I hope that we can do something for the underprivileged of this world.


Rags, clothes and dirty dishes
a tiny heart, waiting for just three wishes.
Sand, pebbles and sticks are his best friends,
unaware of the modern world's trends.

His tiny dirty hands
unclaimed by watches and wrist bands
broken toys, headless dolls
drowned in a mother's unheard calls.

Carrying bags of weight around
sweating, playing and sleeping on the same ground.
Bent, malnutrition-ed, burned and lost,
paying his childhood's cost.

Walking barefoot on this heated earth,
food and water, a capital dearth.
Slaves of their own birth,
lost calls and unsaid worth.

See you soon
Srish. xx

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Fault In Our Stars : Movie Review



Hey Guys!

I got a beautiful opportunity to watch the movie, ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ today. The movie is based upon the bestselling novel by the same name written by John Green. It was a pleasure watching that movie, and I definitely recommend it to all of you out there.

The story revolves around two characters and their families and their love story – Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters. They are star crossed lovers, but unlike other romance novels, they both suffer from various forms of cancer. It is a sad story, yet a believable one. It is a sad story, yet it is beautiful. It is a heartbreaking love story, yet it is magical.

The movie takes you through a rollercoaster of emotions. A little bit of dry humour also makes the movie very heart warming. If there is one thing I learnt from the movie, it is the value of living in the present. There is a quote in the movie (and the book), that says, “There's no way of knowing that your last good day is Your Last Good Day. At the time, it is just another good day.” I feel that this quote applies to us all. We spend so long not living our lives to the fullest, being sad, depressed, annoyed or angry. Life is much more. It is only upto us, to make all our days ‘Good Days’.

There is a lot more this beautiful work of fiction teaches us. Another one of my favourite quotes is, “If you want a rainbow you have to deal with the rain”. If we want success, we need to work hard, if we want love, we need to love more, if we want to find gold, we have to deal with digging for it! It is something that we all neglect. We end up just running in our lives, thinking that we can find that rainbow but we forget to let it rain.

This is definitely a must watch movie, and if I could, I would give it a million stars. The fault is not in our stars, but in our own mindset. Let’s move beyond, let’s move forward. The fault is nowehere. This movie showed me that life is everything, yet it is nothing.

So, thank you John Green for writing this amazing book. No matter how much I appreciate it, it would be less. I thank you, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort for making these characters come alive. Thank you for blessing the world with a beautiful love story and an even beautiful message.

Definitely guys, go and watch this movie!!!!

P.s: I advise you to carry a box of tissues :’)


See you next time
Srish. xx

Monday, June 16, 2014

ENTRANCE EXAMS!


Given the board exams,

our brains, the human RAMs.
Finally the results are out
it’s time to scream and shout
with joy and laughter
the school is over, the close of a chapter.


Now we plan for university

career plans have a diversity.

The admission process is not so easy
entrance exams, not so breezy.
Competition overloaded
young minds hard at work.


But Alas! You did not do that right

A negative mark and the goal drifts from your sight.
Parents are worried, children are sad;
“What is going to happen to our young lad?”.



Soon these children will move away

To a city afar, a different day.
They are self built with care and love.
I can assure you now,
these gems will change the world! 


I hope you liked this short self composed poem! 
See you next time
Srishti

P.s: Special Announcement!!!! This is the 50th post on my blog. I have finally made half a century (if this was cricket, it may have been a big deal). I genuinely thank all the readers for encouraging me to keep writing! :D

Monday, March 31, 2014

Captivating Canada, Bewitching Belgium and N'ticing Netherlands

A few month back, I got an opportunity to go to Canada with my mom. It was an amazing tour where I got to learn about the different culture and lifestyle.


We landed in Montréal, Canada in the evening and made our way to the hotel - Château Versailles. The feeling of clean roads and such less traffic was very difficult to absorb in at first. That day we just walked down the streets of Montréal and discovered the shops and of course ; where to get our food from!


The next day, we went on a full day tour of Québec city. They are French speaking area, and so, I even got to try out my French speaking skills there! Québec city still had some melting snow and my most fav

orite part of the trip was Montmorency Falls. Running white along snow capped areas, it was a marvellous view.


On the third day, I went to the conference on domestic workers with my mom at McGill University. It was nice because I got a lot to learn via the conference. Professor Adelle Blackett, under whose guidance the event took place, was very friendly, kind and supported my coming there. I did get to learn how the conditions of the domestic workers are around the globe and how people are trying to improve it.


The next day was fun with a with a three hour trip of Montréal city in the morning. During this trip, my most favourite view was of the Olympic Stadium that I captured easily in my camera! Later in the afternoon we enjoyed going around the city taking long walks. That evening, we made our way ta a restaurant for a pizza and for the first time I actually saw teenagers on the streets!


A prominent difference is the number of poor people. Since Canada is a developed country, the amount of people below poverty line is very less, but, India being a developing country country, has a large amount of its population below the poverty line.


When I went to the café, there was one thing I was shocked to see. The Lays chips that we get in India for Rs 20 were for 2 dollars, which when converted to the Indian currency was suddenly quite expensive.


By the next day, we had sat in the bus that took us through the lovely towns of Canada, into Scarborough, Ontario. There was a sudden change in culture from French to Indian. As you know, Toronto is also called the second home of Indians and Scarborough is nothing but an outskirt.


At Scarborough, I enjoyed my first few days at the ashram. Shatrupa Baiji was very kind, helpful, funny with an endearing personality. I still remember the mouth watery pizza I ate there! I also got to make many friends along the way. My closest friends were Hina, Richa and Nidhi. All were very accepting.


The funny incident that happened once was :- we were waiting for a bus on the station. Soon the bus came and we went inside. We discovered shocking scene. All the passengers in the bus were Indian and the driver was Canadian!


We went to visit Toronto the next day. C.N Tower was the most breathtaking views of my trip. At a height of 553.3 meters it was just amazing! We reached the topmost story from a high speed lift and saw the whole city beneath us while standing on the glass floor. We even took a harbor ride from which we could see a wonderful view of the C N Tower and Toronto Stadium.


Moving our journey forward, we went to the most famous Canadian attraction - The Niagara Falls. On our way, we had a stop at the wine yard, where my adult bus mates got an opportunity to taste the Canadian special Ice Wine. Oh, and I got a tingy grape juice.


We also aw the whirlpool made by the Niagara River during the ride. Niagara Falls were a stunning view. One could see three rainbows together! From Canada, we even saw the Niagara Falls from New York. For the New Yorkers', there was a raised platform like structure made to view these astounding Falls.


We enjoyed a trip of Behind The Falls and missed The Maid of The Mist ride by just a day. Then we made our way to the restaurant with a grumbling stomach. I got to go to Wendy's which was really yummy! We even went to Louis Tussuad which was a parody or copy of Madam Tussuad.


Before going ahead with my journey let me tell you one of my favorite places places. Favorite scenic places are a lot but something other than beauty is food. I loved Timmy Horton's! I rally wish it opens in India.


I also stayed in Brampton for two days. There, I got to sty with my relatives. They were friendly and very welcoming. They took us out for a scrumptious dinner at Chopstix where I got my very first fortune cookie! The Mehta family made our stay very homey and comfortable.


Another fun part was going to the Eaton Centre in Toronto - The biggest mall in Canada. But, let me tell you, it wasn't as big s Ambiance Mall in Gurgaon, India.


Step by step, we were moving towards the end of our journey. But don't worry, we still have five days left!


The next station of our flight was The Netherlands. It was an outstanding place. Landing in Amsterdam, moving to Hoofddorp and then enjoying the tour of the countryside was stupendous. The charm of Netherlands was the tulips that grew about everywhere along with their shoes!


In Amsterdam, a pleasing welcome was given to us from my grandfather's friend and himself lawyer, Jasbeer uncle. He made our stay exciting by taking us on a very enjoyable journey of Holland. He along with his wife and kids made us enjoy every moment of our stay.


We also visited the fishermen's village in Holland which was spell bounding. I got a taste of the true city there. Hoofddorp, where we stayed was an incredible place. Separated by small streams, it had a charming view ; something that a person fantasies in fairy tales.


On the tour of the Amsterdam city, we got to visit Madam Tussuad and got to click pictures along with many leaders, actors and sportsmen. We did the famous ship ride and saw the spectacular view of the seven canals.


Our next stop was Belgium. We sat in a bullet train and entered the beautiful country. A bus ride showed us the phenomenal viw of the parliament as well. Stopping at the Atomium - The atomic structure made of nine atoms we saw the spectacle of beauty shimmer. On the inside, it had steep escalators making us reach to the various floors with their exhibitions.


On coming out of the Atomium, we went to look at Mini Europe, made in Brussels, Belgium. Miniature models of all important places stood there. Most favorite of them were the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


Here was the end of my educational and fun tour. Yup, I almost forgot...I got loads of Belgian chocolates as well!


On my next tour, I wish to see all the beautiful places in the world. And, because everything and everyone is beautiful, I want to see each and every part of this amazing and beautiful paradise!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Life's Worth

Hey everyone!

I am back with another self composed poem! I hope you like it :D

Life's worth

The rays of the shining sun,
the thrill of the morning run.
The whispering of the birds in skies above,
the bewitching beauty of a dove.

The twinkling diamonds in the sky,
the vibrant colours of a butterfly.
The foggy winds on a winter day,
the crackling great if the month of May.

The daffodils in the little pot,
the new born child in a little cot.
The peaceful aura of the beach,
the destiny that is within reach.

The honking cars and clustered streets,
the lack of knowledge and happy treats.
The accidents, sorrow and meaningless skidding,
is nothing but a part of life's bidding.

All is a work of science and fiction,
caught in q strangeness of word-less addiction,
But like the axis of the earth,
Life keeps us grounded, aware of it's worth.

I hope you liked it and I will see you next time!
Srish. Xx

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cellphone Etiquette

Technology can be our best friend and can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story,our own ability to have a thought or a day dream, to imagine something wonderful, because we are too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria to the office on the cellphone. - Steven Spielberg
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Every individual I see around me holds in his hand a metal toy. This toy is nothing else but a cellphone. Living in this modern world each and every individual has a lifestyle which involves technology. Mobile phones have helped shrink the world and made sending and receiving messages from across the globe easy and it is all available at the click of a single button. But with that comes the responsibility for people to have proper mannerism and etiquette to use their mobiles at a public setting. Many individuals talk loudly where everyone in a ten mile radius of the person is aware of this individual. Many like to  answer their phone in places like the cinema which causes a nuisance and disrupts the movie. Many also answer their phones in meeting or funerals. So maybe it's time that we laid down a few phone etiquettes that every individual who owns a mobile must follow:
• talk in a low volume when you are in a public place/setting
• keep your phone on either silent or vibrator mode during meetings
• please avoid loud phone conversations during a funeral, that is just disrespectful.
• move away from the crowd around you (if you can) while answering a call
These are some of the things a cell phone owner must always follow. If we can all pitch in a bit, we would have a better society to live in! This was my short rant on cellphone etiquettes. I hope you guys liked it and the few mannerisms that I suggested. What annoys you about other cellphone users?
I will see you all next time
Srish. Xx

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Faith

“Faith is like electricity. You can’t see it, but you can see the light.”


When the tears stream down
and you are scared, you fear to drown
in this sea of darkness and doubt;
Then close your eyes and say a prayer
to the heaven above, up there.

Faith and hope go hand in hand
to help you reach a bower, a different land.
Being afraid will do no good,
it is time that you understood.

So take out a moment of peace now
you do not need to worry about the how?
He can work wonders in his magic ways
bathe you in bright sunny rays.

All those times when confusion strikes,
see the world in a different light.
You will eventually find your way,
each moment of life would be a soirĂ©e

I hope you liked this short self composed poem on faith! I will see you next time :) 

Srishti

Friday, January 17, 2014

Living Life The Harry Potter Way

Hey Guys!

J.K Rowling blessed us all with the most magical (literally) and powerful novel series that we have ever read. Her writing is not only inspiring, but spreads the beautiful message of friendship and love in the most subtle way possible. So, I wrote a little poem on living life the Potter way!

A Very Potter World


Love is the elixir of life,
It possesses more magic
than the philosopher's stone.
It possesses more greatness 
than Albus Dumbledore could ever achieve.
It possesses more power,
power enough to change the world.

Like Harry had faith in Ron and Hermione
a friendship so sacred
which destroyed horcruxes
and the devil himself.
He who must not be named
was after all, just as strong
as his weakest link.

For if it hadn't been the genius
of Neville Longbottom
the wizard world would have lost,
a great hero, and an even greater leader.

If it was not Ginny Weasley 
her bravery and passion
Harry may not have achieved,
all that he did.

For if the Weasley twins
had not supported Harry,
a mark of courage and bravery
the dark mark would have survived,
they help relief be revived.

It was friendship, love
faith and trust
more important, 
than the chosen one himself.

I hope you guys enjoyed a Harry Potter inspired poem!

See you next time
Srish. xx 

Monday, January 6, 2014

A Beautiful World

Hey guys! 
A very happy new year to all my readers! I guess we will finally get to time travel this year (atleast I hope so). Today I wrote a short poem that I would like to share with you all!

Butterflies, Breeze and Sunshine

Like little butterflies fluttering away
Singing the song of the wind
Like flowers blooming 
and the raindrops pattering down.

Like the new plants that grow
the beautiful nature's rhyme
Like the stars that light up the evening sky
and the rainbow spreads colour and joy.

Like the gusto of the wind, 
which spreads a shiny breeze
Like the song of a nightingale
and squirrels peeping through the leaves.

Like the Sun shining so bright
awakening our souls with light.
Like the new born baby's cry
the sweet song that says hello to life.

Like all the beautiful things in the world
a relation built on love and trust
To family, life and friends all dear
Your love is lovely, ohh, I just shed a tear!


I hope you liked it! Let me know what you thought of it in the comments :) 
Loads of love and best wishes for the new year
Srishti