Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ambi Puri contest- smell and fragrance

Fragrance- Merge into the Soul

Nature has gifted human race with five senses. Sense of Smell is one among of them. Nature adores the human race with nose to smell the smell and fragrances and no doubt the smell of danger too but without the nose. Ami Puri India gives me a chance to find out my liking and disliking about smell and fragrances.

A child enters into the world of smell and fragrances as he appears on the Earth. A person grows up in the surroundings of different type of smell and odors. Anyhow he identifies some smells very clearly, as he supposes to be grown up with that. The first and memorable odor or smell that a person remembers always till the end of his or her life is the smell of mother's milk. He or she is nostalgic for it.

I was trying to search out in the storehouse of my dump memories. No doubt, many old and faded memories of fragrances and smells refreshed my past. One of my wonderful memory that  I am picking for my this blog is-I still remember, How passionate I was for... drinking the she goat milk and the smell of it was...so sweet ...( for me only, generally people avoid to drink this milk only due to it's odor  as I heard that... readers know better.). For me it is very soothing and refreshing to recall the past because this memory has a very special place in my heart and life- that is related to my Grand Maa too. I want to share it with my readers. My grand maa gave me a big glass of fresh milk and that was fully filled and the 1-2 inch of froth layer was floating over the milk. Drinking that milk was fun for me...As I finished drinking the milk a white mustach appeared at my upper lip. I looked like a cartoon and my grand maa always laughed at me and I felt happy to see my face in the mirror.

The significance of smell is very important among animal kingdom. How a mother can identify her offspring in a herd...? All animals and the offspring look alike. Probably every animal has a specific smell that helps the animal to reach to the particular animal. Many insects reach to their food with the help of the smell of the food, no matter how far the food is...? Every living segment of this Earth inherent a peculiar smell or fragrance that helps in the evolution of life, And due to this smell only a male and a female attracts to each other and helps in the existence of life.

The odor I like the most and it is still intact to my soul and it will remain till my life is a very unique type and it is only one of its own kind. If, I am not mistaken…, Every Indian likes this smell more or less because it signifies the Nation India. This smell has been attracting me since my childhood and it has been the part of my everlasting memories. Whenever the first shower of rainy season touches the soil and the warm bed spread of the Earth becomes wet and cool for a while, an excellent and unusual type of smell erupts from the soil - this odor is beyond comparison. I always inhale this odor and my soul merges into it. I think every Indian like this odor; although this magic is created by some bacteria but it spells bound me. It has given a very special name in Hindi- “Mitti Ki Saundhi-Saundhi Khusbu". Next time whenever first shower meet to the Indian soil in the rainy season, try only once to smell this fragrance .You will feel the smell of Indian Soil and will be proud to be an Indian.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Second chance to Love:My entry for the Get Published contest

My entry for the Get Published contest

 Second chance to Love 

image google.com

Love is simply a word but when it enters into the circle of emotions, it becomes the Universe. Although Love is declared an equation of some chemical compounds by the science, and it is also proved that love develops in the brain not in the heart. Because whenever love arises, a specific part of brain becomes active and it secrets some chemicals that decides the destination of love, if love is a pure form of chemicals...what do we say about the emotion of love...??

  It is seen that anybody can fall in love in the tenth of a Second. Everyone definitely falls in someone's love in his or her life time for once, but it isn't necessary that your love will be your companion but a moment of love can be your life and that moment always be with you till the end of your life. Some people are very fortunate; they get second chance to achieve their love. I am a witness of such love. Arun and Manisha both were fall in love in their college and decided to marry but destiny separated them. Both met after 20 years not to separate again. How their journey of love is stationed again…is a story of a true love. How destiny decides the life of human being...that I came to know from Arun and Manish's love story. And person like me who never ever believes in true love, became the staunch supporter of love. But their reunion was not so easy. A gap of 20 years created a huge bundle of misunderstanding, both acquired high posts in government services and both had their egos, so it wasn't easy to convince them, but destiny decided to reunite them and I became a means to get them together. And this inspires me to pen down their destined true love story.

 This is my entry for the HarperCollins–IndiBlogger Get Published contest, which is run with inputs from Yashodhara Lal and HarperCollins India.

                                                                                                                  Veena Sethi.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Who is to be blamed..?

Humanity At Stake-Who is to be blamed..?

The year 2012 has passed, nothing is special to say about it, but it left it’s footprints on the stone of Time in such a hilarious way that will be echoed into the ears of humanity for hundreds of centuries. We all know the Delhi Rape Case and Connecticut Massacre; both inhuman mishaps need not any introduction and description again. Even common man avoids remembering these. The reaction was world wide and this is still going on as a chain reaction like nuclear fission.  Once it was seemed that these mishappenings will change the course of civilization but it would be early to say.

Delhi Rape victim

Both inhuman crime left some question behind them and their answers are still to be resolved. The biggest question is ‘Why’ this type of inhuman behavior occurs repeatedly. We don’t want to learn from them and we are taking them for granted. Is this a good sign of civilized society or nation…??

We need to find out the reason behind such inhuman incidents. One thing is sure: there are many factors acting simultaneously. We will try to find out the reasons.- 

Social Structure:-Indian society is Male dominated and Male Oriented. And the norms and regulation are different for male and female, better to say, they were framed by Males only. She couldn’t have and can have active role in the religious ceremonies. She is a mere shadow of man for thousands of years .She is not imagined as an independent existence, so she is not rather than one of the commodity of home. She has to be protected by man only. Such social norms that won’t give a woman freedom, How can be the woman will be taken as an independent personality.

Prejudice of Society about woman:-In Indian Society without any differentiation of religion, Woman is said to be dependent upon man only. And he has a right to take any decision about woman at his wish and call. If a woman is a commodity to use and throw, so she will be treated like wise and it has being practiced since past 5 thousands of years. This is the extreme end of insensitivity of a 21st Century Society towards a human being. Are we living in Stone Age…?? Ask this question to yourself and try to find out the answer.

Changing Social Scenario: - The last 6-7 years of Indian Society was the period of drastic changes. Basically the Indian society is family based. The family bonding is very strong for thousands of years but there are some changes visible very clearly. The social bond that was strictly imposed on the society to keep this bond static is becoming loose. Those changes aren’t being ignored because the statistical graph of Rape is going upward drastically. That is 300-400% more than the previous years. The reason is the adaptation of Western Life Style. Most of the people don’t agree upon my opinion but deep down in their heart and in their subconscious, they know that it is true. We don’t ignore and avoid the reality, if we do so, we won’t stop the consequences like Delhi Gang Rape. No doubt, there isn’t any wrong thing in the western life style. We physically adopted it and the openness of the western style is in our external behavior means it reflects through our clothes only not through our mind and heart. In West woman has a full freedom as an individual as man. Whatever woman can wear, people take it as an appreciation to woman. There isn’t any type of bondage or barrier for a woman to move around. She can be behaved in a very civilized way as man. The western life style is very transparent but In India, we change its meaning and we follow it according to our convenience. But our thinking is thousands of centuries old towards woman. If we adopted the freedom to living, we have to follow the freedom of thoughts towards woman too.

The government's wavering attitude:-Whenever something wrong happens at national level, Indian government doesn’t take any stand until or unless people make hue and cry. At national level the insensitivity spreads in every walk of life and it is at a very high rate. And the same attitude is governed by the government too. Whatever Inhuman Crime was staged in Delhi this time was protested all over the world and the image of India was spoiled worldwide. The capital of India is infamous as Rape Capital. The government of India awakes at once and the people of India too. But brave victim of Delhi Rape is still waiting for justice.

Role of Police: - The role of Indian police is always suspicious. No one can believe in the police of the nation. Here mentioning the role of police is just waste of time and words.

But I strongly believe that a day shall come when Indian people would have healthy thinking for woman and the nation will respect the dignity of woman and her individuality not take her as a commodity. 
 ---------------------------------------Veena Sethi--------------

This post is part of the contest Who is to be blamed? on WriteUpCafe.com