Indian Beauties in Soap Ads

Soap advertisements (especially Lux) have showcased Indian beauties of all times in the most glamorous light. Here are a few of my favorite ones, who is your favourite Soap Beauty?

Ebullient Madhubala!

Elegant Waheeda Rehman

Stunning Suraiya

Charming Asha Parekh

Gorgeous Hema Malini

Sensuous Helen

Striking Saira Banu

Cute Tanuja

Mysterious Rekha

Beautiful Sridevi

Radiant Aishwarya

Charismatic Katrina

And of course, Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra!

(Images courtesy Google)

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Just a thought – Expand

The moment, neither in past or future, never in emotions nor even in thoughts, when I inhale and exhale rhythmically, and just be…! When I watch the trees move, cars pass and grasses sway and…I just be…! That moment is precious to me. Because there in lies the key to the new element that makes me actually see. That is when I expand and smile for no reason at all… that is when life blooms!

(Image courtesy Google)

Different Hues of the Lake

Every dusk looks dreamy, every dawn is magic… there is something about the lake at backside of my house. Today it is the colour of Krishna! So blue, so ethereal, so serene, took my breath away. Behold the hues!

And a few days back… it was like this charming reddish-yellow. Where does it get the colours from?

If only we had the time to look… we would see wonders everyday!

Ubering Around!

A glamorous chick, an old senator wannabe, a navy veteran, one fatherly figure, few obnoxious drivers and today, an enchanting healer…. I have met them all while picking kids from school through Uber. Diverse driving styles, different energies, ethnicities, opinions, approach, attitude and behaviors – I mostly enjoyed varied experiences of interacting with Uber drivers. However, today was even more special as I was sitting with a healer.

I mostly know about healers through the Cate Blanchett’s film, The Gift (Hindi film ‘Gunaah’ starring Bipasha Basu seems to be inspired by it) and have known many Indian spiritual practitioners. However, sitting with this enchanting healer was truly fascinating. There was nothing different about her appearance except for a black headgear.

She started off with telling that she had been a farm girl. Her eyes were extraordinarily bright and exuded abundance of energy and warmth. She was chirpy and asked about my nationality. On learning that I am an Indian, she asked about Osho. She had read a lot of books by him. We interacted about Osho and other spiritual gurus in that short span of time. She talked about her being a healer. I knew it was a difficult task as healers tend to carry a lot of emotional burden and she confirmed that healers do feel overwhelming emotions sometimes!

She asked whether I was an empathizer but I had no idea about it. The truth is I am just a seeker so I couldn’t give her a clear answer. She said she likes to hug every rider at the end of the ride and also gave a little note of love to me… it was a truly amazing experience. Small wonder then that she is a highly rated driver on Uber.

Today was special, but Ubering around has been challenging too. I have met a few very rude drivers but pleasant drivers hugely outnumber them. I am mostly grateful for the rides. Almost all of the drivers are good to kids and would remark about weather.

Although I am a proud holder of driver’s license now, I still need to use Uber now and then. And surprisingly, unlike before when I would be skeptical, I look forward to ‘ubering around’. Back in India, I have taken innumerable rides with mostly silent ‘autowallah’ bhaiyas but don’t have much experience riding through Ola – transportation cabs of India.

Driving around in Uber is an experience in itself. There are so many uncertainties about the attitude of the driver, the car, the journey and the destination and yet all fall into place… just like life itself! How have your experiences been with Uber ?

(Image courtesy Google)

Small Things#20 – Treasures on Mother’s Day

Little gestures of love – a word here, a kiss there, laborious touch of paint, wonderful whiff of dandelion’s scent, naughty feet imprint, moving words in print, small arms around my neck, sweet and lovely cheek peck, heart lit in a blue bottle, everything so vibrant and yet so subtle…

…These are my incredible, cherished treasures this Mother’s day, created by my kids! I am sure you are making memories too if you are or have a mom. Both ways, a big and happy Mother’s Day❤️

Just a Thought – Control

The more we try to control people, thoughts or circumstances, the greater we are controlled by them. It is always a two way arrest game. Handcuffs are on both the arrester and arrested. But if we let go of control, it’s not that we will be at inactive mode but we would do our jobs blissfully, freely without thinking of controlling the ‘result’. The RESULT is anyway, NEVER in our hands. No?

Some people try to control in a positive way, out of concern but some use negativity as their power. This quote explains the negative types.

But flow is always more powerful than control. Hope we learn to let go, because there is nothing blissful, joyful and liberating than complete surrender! Exhale…!

Images courtesy Google