Passion to Profession!

The world of colors was my home. An introvert by nature, I spent hours pouring my emotions into my paintings. They gave me immense joy.

“You cannot make a profession out of painting. How much will the paints and brush help you earn?” Dad snatched the brushes from my hands and put these instruments in them instead.
Forced to pursue Math and Science, I became an Engineer. On the day I graduated, I presented to him, my degree certificate.

“I did what you wanted me to do. Now please let me follow my passion”, and picked up my brushes again.

Today, my paintings are exhibited the world over!

In India, even today Engineering and Medicine, are the most preferred career option the parents want their children to pursue, despite their child having no interest in it.  While it is encouraging to see a gradual shift in the mindset of parents to allow their children choose a non-science professional course, it will take a long time before all can have the freedom to opt for courses akin to their interest.


Alphabet S – Sick

A to Z Challenge


Theme – ** Kaleidoscope of thoughts**


Streaming eyes, runny nose

tickling sneeze, croaking voice,

Oh! what’s wrong with me I wonder?

Endless tissues drenched in the flow

Aaachooo……there goes one more!

I feel lousy, my head is so sore.

A look at the mirror, I see a ghost.

Aghast, ashen, I look again

only to realise that it’s me!

Hair all messed up

puffy eyes, all watery

painted itself red

wonder why my nose too

is a matching shade!

Aches and pains,

running from head to toe,

I feel so low,

like a hot frying pan,

even under the fan!

I know a visit to the doc is due.

Said he, “You are down with flu” !

The kind doctor put me on a

diet to follow and pills to swallow!

No school and lessons said he,

and I smiled with glee!

For three days I was on a roll

It’s so good for my soul,

with all the pampering and no work

I log on to the network.

TV, books and rest

I spend time in zest.

Oh, falling sick isn’t that bad after all!!



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