I was watching a movie titled “PINK” yesterday.
It is a great movie dealing with one of the most serious social issues being encountered in our daily lives by women. It needs to be watched by all our younger generation (and older too) who indulge in their enjoyment without any iota of concern for the other person that gets affected by it. It imparts a very good lesson to one and all.
The movie clearly reminds you of the fact that men and women are equal in all respects and there should be no distinction as to their dignity and respect in society. It further asserts that both of them enjoy the same degree of “freedom of choice” in their decisions. The judgments and the final verdict convey to one and all the basic fact that a “No” is always a “No” and it doesn’t mean otherwise.
Even though I appreciate the story and the entire plot of it all, I personally feel that a person should be ever loyal to his partner throughout his/her entire life. That is the healthiest and happiest way of leading your life.
Hi, Dear Friends,
It’s the Indian Festival of Basant Panchami on 10/02/2019 which is also celebrated as a Valentine Day by young people.
It is the celebration of welcoming the spring season. Spring season enters in some of our regions at this time even though it is still much cold in most parts of India. Nature gets decorated in yellow color with the blooming mustard flowers all over those fields at this time.
Goddess Saraswati (or even Parvati, Lakshmi) are worshiped on this occasion by adoring them with yellow clothes and, white and yellow flowers. Younger generations celebrate it with their friends expressing their love towards each other.
Devotees visit temples wearing yellow clothes and worship the Goddess offering yellow food dishes as offering to Her along with the yellow flowers.
And, parents with younger children celebrate the occasion by introducing their children to the learning of vocabulary and schooling. The function is known as “Aksharabhyasam” wherein the child is made to draw some vowel on a slate with the chalk amid puja done to the Goddess either by the parents themselves or through a Pandit. Neighboring children are also invited on this occasion and gifts like pencils, pens or color-boxes distributed to them.
Any kind of festival is celebrated by inviting relatives, friends, or neighbors and it is enjoyed by all the participants jointly. Festivals are always occasions for spreading love, culture, generosity, and humanity among people.
So, let us spread the message of love to all humanity on this occasion.
Be kind and generous to all alike discarding hate or jealousy at any being. Let us love humanity as it is without drawing any differences between them.
Sorry for the absence again for a full month.
My computer went off developing some hardware problems. I had to get it fixed through some close acquaintance of mine. And, it got delayed for many days. I had some more personal problems also that hindered my work even after getting back my computer. So, it all resulted in this long gap of one full month at my blog.
But, I kept in touch with WordPress reading some of your posts whenever I was able to do so through other means. Now, I will be regular here even though I have to work on a book also at the same time. I do not like to lose your company at any cost. Because there are so many wonderful writers and bloggers here.
Thanks to all of you who do a great service by sharing your beautiful and insightful thoughts for the good of people.
Mother’s Day is a worthy and welcome event that has been designed by the nice efforts of Anna Jarvis long ago in 1908 when she celebrated this event for the first time in the year 1908 in ST. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Grafton, West Virginia to pay tributes and gratitude to her own mother who had been a peace activist caring and nursing the wounded soldiers during the American Civil War. She died in the year 1905. But, Anna Jarvis was very fond of her mother and her social work. So, she continued her work of welfare activities and campaigned for the recognition of a special day to be set for celebrating as Mother’s Day from 1905 itself. Her efforts gave fruits when President Woodrow Wilson declared the Second Sunday of every May to be celebrated as Mother’s Day from the year 1914.
Anna Jarvis wanted to pay gratitude to her mother with a sincere and honest heart. She was of the opinion that a Mother’s love and sacrifice for her family or the entire humanity can never be evaluated with anything in the world. So, everybody should be indebted and grateful to her. That gratitude should be celebrated by honoring and respecting the Mother, if not daily, at least yearly. That was the reason for establishing this Mother’s Day event.
But, people began commercializing this event. The business-minded took advantage of the feelings of people and introduced varying products to make profits. Everything has become artificial now. The true feeling of love and attachment are not found through these commercialized products. It has become a token of gratitude but not the true gratitude and love that a mother might be wanting.
So, I feel the need for celebrating this event in a more personal way. A true expression of love and gratitude does not require all these Mother’s Cards and precious Gifts.
True love and care for your mother are expressed when you sit with her and talk sweetly with her, offer home-made food to her by sitting by her side and serving the food with your own hands with true love.
Spend a little time daily with your mother and give attention to her. Keep her healthy and happy always. That is the true gift that we can provide to our mothers.
Treating others with kindness and generosity, who are working in your home, gives much pleasure and satisfaction to most of us. It is a kind of bondage between human and human or between one soul and another soul.
Arranging the lights on Diwali Day
It took only 3 months or so to develop a bondage of uncle and daughter relationship between us after she started working in our house. She is good natured and used to do all work smiling and singing. One day, she was silent and I got worried what happened. When I went to see in the backyard, she was weeping silently. I enquired reason and after much persuasion, she told me that there is some entrance exam which she wanted to attend but she had no money to get registered for it. Her father didn’t have money to give her. I was much sad and felt pity on her. I gave the money and asked her to immediately fill the form and write the exam. This incident made her regard me even with much more respect and love. She, at times, used to refer me as her Dad while introducing herself to my relatives on their visit to my house. I used to gift her something or other as a token of affection through the hands of my sister-in-law or their daughter-in-law. This is because of some customs we follow. This attachment was much surprising to them.
All this happened one year ago. She wrote the exam later and got a seat in the polytechnic college. Immediately after that she got married also and is living with her husband in another town. But our attachment of father- daughter relationship is intact even now. Whenever she comes, she meets me also and asks about health and does some help in my work.