Quotes by Great Men on India!

  
Lately, I have been missing my motherland, India, rather sorely. In flashes, the memory of my country haunts me as I go about doing my daily task. I recall the biddings of my grandmother, the care of my parents, the playfulness of my siblings, the chidings of my teachers, the companionship of my friends, the humdrum of daily life, the sights, the feel…everything.  I guess, I am homesick and I need to see that beloved land soon.

A while back, two lovely bloggers Susan Langer and Sneha had challenged me for 3 Quotes 3 Days challenge. Do check out their wonderful blogs. 

The Rules of the challenge:

  1. Post three consecutive days.
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.

  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

——————————-Today, I shall take up this challenge and since I feel homesick, my thoughts and quotes revolve around India . However, I am taking the liberty of combining the three quotes three days challenge into one due to time constraints. I hope I will be forgiven.

I have chosen 9 great quotes ( courtesy Google) on my motherland, written by famous people. I think you will like them! 

  
  
   

  
 
  
   
 
 
  
 And last but not the least, once again by Albert Einstein:
  
As for the third rule of the challenge, I nominate You. Do try this fun challenge, if You have the time and something to say. Take care!

Images courtesy Google

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Be Well Barbara! In memory of a special friend

  Remember to be well! ^..^ 

This is the last line Barbara Beacham wrote in her blog ‘Life in the Foothills’, before cancer took her away from us.

The lady was one of my first blog friends when I started blogging in January last year. Time constraints did not allow me to write long posts so I thought of taking up some 100-150 words story challenges. And then I came across ‘Mondays Finish the Story’ and her highly creative hostess Barbara Beacham. It was a fun challenge and helped me overcome my writer’s block. She ran two blogs – first was ‘Life in the Foothills’ and second, ‘Mondays Finish the Story’.

I would look forward to the story challenges every Monday and would peep at posts of other story writers and wonder at their creativity. I learnt a lot in the whole process. With time, I developed a strange kinship with the lady… I admired her story telling skills and loved it when she wrote ‘Be Well’ at the end of each comment.

What I didn’t know was that she herself needed the wish more than anyone else as she was battling cancer all this while. She did reveal to us about her illness at a later stage and expressed the hope that she will strike back…

One morning there was no ‘Mondays Finish the Story’ challenge in my inbox. I asked Priceless Joy… she sounded hopeful that BB may strike back but I think we both knew that her end was near! 

She could not make it. With a heavy heart I accepted the fact that I will no longer look forward to Mondays as I did since last year. 

There will no more be ‘Mondays Finish the Story’ from now on… The only thing is…it was too abrupt an end for me.

What I admire is the fact that cancer couldn’t defeat her optimism and creativity… She wrote and encouraged us to write wonderful stories till the very end. She showed rare courage and wisdom all this while! I miss Barbara. I miss the challenge.

One thing I know for sure – I had grown to love her. Be well Barbara, wherever you are!

This post is written in memory of Barbara Beacham – FfAW-Special Challenge for Barbara Beacham – hosted by Priceless Joy. To read other entries please click here.

Allergic to E Challenge

I’ve been nominated to take part in the Allergic to ‘E’ Challenge by The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you very much for the nomination. I couldn’t resist taking part…

Here are the Rules:
1) Write a whole paragraph ( a paragraph sounds easy right?) without any word containing the letter “e” (still easy?)
2) By reading this you are already signed up.

3) Challenge at least five bloggers to do the challenge. They must do it within 24 hours or it is considered as failure.

4) If you fail or pass, suffer in the Page of Lame.

5) If you win, wallow in the Page of Fame.

6) Link to the Allergic to ‘E’ Challenge page.

Please read my entry here: 

A Letter to E

Hi,

It is sad but I will shun you for this post. I am sorry. I know my works can amount to nothing without you but I got to do this. I took up this task and I stand by it. 

You know, I cannot say anything without you. You stand at 2 in your gang of 5 but you stand out.

Truthfully, scribbling any word without you is a trauma. I want you back,Now!

Yours,

Shivangi

My nominations are whomsoever reading this entry. Are you ready for the challenge? 

3Days 3 quote- Health

 
I have created this poster on health.
Right breathing is the key to health. If you are unwell try focussing on your breath you will feel better.

I have been challenged by the chirpy Ritu of But I Smile Anyway blog site.

The rules of the challenge include:

Thank the person who nominated you

Post a quote a day for 3 days

Nominate three other bloggers

On this third day, I invite anyone who is reading this to take up the challenge. Please share your thoughts through your favourite quotes, it may help someone somewhere😀

3 Days 3 Quote – Pain

The chirpy Ritu of But I smile anyway has challenged me…
The challenge is about posting your favorite quotes or your own quotes for 3 days in a row.

The rules of the challenge include:

Thank the person who nominated you

Post a quote a day for 3 day

Each day nominate 3 new bloggers to take part.

  

I have created the above poster. I completely believe in the thought that…if you can laugh at it, you will bear it. Hope you like the quote.

All my blogger friends are highly creative people with individual expertise. Today, I nominate three gifted bloggers to take up the challenge:

http://www.fropper.com/zones/Yarnspinner

https://serenaglow.wordpress.com

https://thestorytellersabode.wordpress.com