Photography – Communication!

“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said”. Peter Drucker.

They seem to be catching up after a long time 😉
Aren’t the tempting colors inviting the children and grown ups into a sweet world?
The print media was the most powerful form of communication back then!
The language of music is universal, isn’t it?
The blue expansive waters, witness to the changing times, narrates tales of yore to the receptive ears!
The bond of love between mother and her baby is universal in nature!
Finally, sending love to Baisini from this part of the world!

Len’s Artists Challenge # 118 : Communication!


Poetic Language!

Book Opened on Top of White Table Beside Closed Red Book and Round Blue Foliage Ceramic Cup on Top of Saucer

In response to V. J’s weekly challenge # 56,  Language.

Everyday musings

a cauldron of thoughts

amalgam of ideas

melange of narratives

rants and ramblings

reflections of the introspective self

ire of a muted soul

lyrical rhymes

inks of serenity

scribbles of the vagabond

dialogues from the dark

potpourri of emotions

questioning quill

a medley of celebrations.

The poetic moods drape the words

intense, subtle or lucid,

in a myriad hues


I love the language that poetry speaks!

The Bibliophagist!


The affair of a reader with his books is hard to describe. An avid reader, enjoys every moment with his books. Nothing compares to getting lost in this fascinating journey of fantasy, adventure, love, drama or a literary masterpiece. Be it an intense one or a casual read, the result is always magical.

Recently while browsing the net, I came across some new phrases, the scholars have compiled to describe some emotions a reader feels, ranging from funny to whimsical, which are generally hard to define.

I have tried to weave them together into poetry. Hope you enjoy it. Would love to hear your feedback. These new phrases are in bold and their meanings are at the end of the poem.

As a perfictionist, I glance

at my infinite collection of treasury,

with a feeling of shelfrighteous pride.

Passionately bookbosomed,

I carefully pick up

one among the many

from the litmosphere.

The senses breathe in

the lingering fresh scent

each crisp page emanates,

as it leaves me smellbound.

With a ravenous hunger

I plunge into her

feeling her warmth

as I turn her over.

I scrollmate with my favourite

as I am sentranced by it,

though at times guilty of readultry.

I am averse to ultracrepidarian,

epeolatry , I swear by,

for, I am an ardent bibliophagist!


Bibliophagist: a devourer of books, a voracious reader.

Perfictionist: a fiction reader with high expectations.

Shelfrighteous: a feeling of superiority about one’s bookshelf.

Bookbosomed: the habit of carrying a book at all times.

Litmosphere: the vast domain of readers and writers of the world.

Smellbound: captivated by the scent of books.

Scrollmate: an author, the reader finds a deep connection with.

Sentranced: the state of being captivated by a well written sentence.

Readultry: the act of being unfaithful to one book by reading another simultaneously.

Epeolatry: the worship of words.

Ultracrepidarian: someone who gives an opinion on things he knows nothing about.

Short Forms


Language is a medium of communication  and expression. The language translates your thoughts into words. Thousands of languages are spoken around the world. English being a common global language.Each language has its own style, rules, spelling, syntax and grammar. It appalls me to see how the English language is butchered during the chats on social media. People shrink the spellings, use acronyms and mangle the beauty of the written word.

great – gr8

love- luv

that- dat

come –cum

why – y

see you- cu


the- da

I see- ic

ate – 8

bye for now – bfn

I don’t know-idk

let me know-lmk


These are some of the short forms we come across daily while texting or updating posts on various social media platforms.

I am not a great fan of such short forms. It hardly takes a few extra seconds to type out the right spelling of the word. Some consider me as “uncool”……….but I don’t mind. I would rather maintain the beauty of the language than to strangle it by chopping the letters.

What do you think?




किन्तु परन्तु अपितू – But, but, but…….


कोई भी विद्यार्थी से उनके प्रिय

विषय  के बारे में पुछा तो होगा,

जवाब अनेक मिले होंगे


क्या कभी किसी को हिंदी बोलते हुए सुना?

भाई ! मेरे कान यह सुनने के लिए तरस गए

देश भर सैकड़ो स्कूल में घूम चूका हूँ

परन्तु अभी तक एक भी मित्र न बना पाया

न जाने क्या दुश्मनी है बच्चो  को मुझसे?

शिकायत हमेशा करते है

क्यों पढ़े हम हिंदी, पूछते है वो,

बोलना तो ठीक है, पर कहाँ आज कल लिखता है कोई

नौकरी के तलाश में जाओ तो

अंग्रेजी आना बहुत ज़रूरी है

कोई यह नहीं पूछता , आप हिंदी बोलते है?

मुझे राष्ट्र भाषा का सम्मान दिया है

लेकिन बच्चो से दोस्ती के लिए में तरसता हूँ

किन्तु, परन्तु, अपितू

ऐसा सौतेला व्यवहार मेरे साथ क्यों?


But, but, but…..

You may have asked many a student

 about his favourite subject

they may have given you many answers

English, Geography, Math, Science

But have you heard anyone say Hindi?

hey ! my ears are dying to hear this

I have travelled to schools across the country

But have not yet befriended anyone

I wonder why the children dislike me?

“Why should I study Hindi?” they ask?

“Its fine to converse, but who writes in Hindi these days”

To face an interview

it is essential to know English

Nobody asks, “Do you know Hindi?”

I have the honour of being the national language

But I crave for friendship with children

But, but, but

why is this step-motherly treatment given to me?

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