Creative Reflections…

As I get back to typing (writing) this post a myriad of thoughts traverse my mind… So many reflections from the cherished past, the ongoing present and many latent dreams of the future whiz by; spurring me onto my keyboard. I am growing a bit fond of this old keyboard and its clackety sounds whilst I sit upright at my desktop punching in the keys and penning down what I had been wanting to, for a long time now… Do forgive my gibberish musings as I have with great heaving, pushed that ‘writer’s block’ aside !! (eeks, I don’t even want to mention the dreaded two words !! ). So here I go, on my Creative Reflections, trying to make a splash onto that fountain which had been eluding me all this while; took just a certain mood to sit down tight and write … Trying to create ripples as I go on… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   So where shall I begin ? Let’s see, the time when somehow the words that needed to be expressed had to pour forth, till my heart and mind could not bear it any more and I felt if I did not express, surely my grey matter and white matter would simlply become no matter !!  🙂 One morning, I was in the middle of my Communication skills Training Sessions. We were discussing on how following and nurturing creative pursuits leads us to happiness. rainbowimages I was explaining to my Corporate Students (from all walks  and Management levels) something that I have firmly come to believe in- “it is the soul that needs nourishment in the form of good occupation and needs to follow a creative pursuit and whilst doing so one can feel complete freedom and true happiness”. The seeking could be anything, maybe a simple act of giving or creating a design or singing or even strumming the guitar or perhaps writing one’s memoir or penning down poetry, or painting and sketching Or even gardening and tending to a nursery or even making the latest gadget or a program or whipping out a delicacy for one’s loved ones. And all this done with the one intention of expressing oneself. That and the act of creativity, truly gives one freedom to just be oneself, and that in turn gives us happiness. creativitydownload       creativtyimages Someone in the audience asked me, “So do you think people who aren’t creative lead eventually unhappy lives?”. I looked at the participant straight in the eyes and slowly answered, trying to be as gentle as I could, ” Have you ever watched children growing up?” kidsimages “Yes! Of course, I have a very naughty son and daughter.” “So have you ever seen them telling you ever that they feel sad ?”, I asked. “No, on the contrary they are busy spending their time playing or fighting or sometimes making up with themselves and playing make-believe games, running around the house”. “They are occupied in all these activities, learning how to deal with themselves and also that’s the main reason they are happy”, I added explaining why it was imperative for one to do that certain one creative activity which would bring in satisfaction and happiness.   No matter what one’s occupation, if one can take out those few moments spent in Nature or harnessing one’s creative talent then surely each day would find us better than yesterday. Those who aren’t aware of their true hidden talents and skills just roll on from day to day,  trying to stay afloat whereas they could surely seek happiness just by doing their work differently. And this in my opinion, will lead them on to discovering their true talents. waterfall Creative Reflections …. For Life is like an ever cascading water fall ; The water falls down, ebbs out and flows away. Making paths, traversing lands unknown all the way. Yet remains ever fresh through bubbly brooks…   Splashing waves, rippling out; creating waves. Moving on to those promising lands. Creative reflections of past, present and future. As I pen down verses on Mother Nature.   Emanating energy as it gushes down. Leaving a mark as it moves on. Pouring forth fresh from deep within. Flowing, Nurturing, nourishing as it flows… © Madhavi Mohandas Sood  April’2015

#Stop Rape! #St…

#Stop Rape! #St….

#Stop Rape! #St…

#Stop Rape! #Stop Rape Now !

In a Land where the girl child is worshipped as a Goddess, whose feet are washed and revered more than ever during the Navratri Festivals all across India…. The recent brutal rape of a 5yr old girl near Delhi- makes me very pained, deeply anguished and angered at the same time!

I too am a Mother and wish for the safety of all children girls and boys. More Law and Order needs to be enforced, even if it means a death penalty to the accused Rapist, life imprisonment of those Authorities who did not do their duty – and severest of punishment to those Police officials (juniors and seniors alike) who shirked from doing what they could have ..


At this point, I am aggrieved and worried at the way justice is being meted out…  Are children, women and men truly going to be safe?  Do the Police need to be more vigilant if not empathetic towards such cases and not go slapping Protesters?

 

Wondering why, why do we have to always Protest, is it not enough that those who are the ones who are meant and duty-bound and have taken the oath to protect – are baulking and want for doing the same?

Why, Is it so difficult to simply dispense one’s duties well enough? 

Is it so much that we cannot hear the pleas, cries of those who are injured, raped or hurt – and where is our #Humanity, #humaneness gone ? Did the little girl who was ill-treated, raped, brutally tortured (and barely five years old)  not have #human rights to Live a normal, wonderful childhood?

What if it was one of those Rapists / Police Authorities child? Would they have been so slack ? Would they have tried to hush up their own too?


Stop RAPE NOW! 

Stop the minds that go astray…. Punish those that act brutally thus, or a part of protecting the Rapists, or who have been slack; setting an example that ‘RAPE is a PUNISHABLE OFFENCE! BEWARE!  STOP RAPE!  PUNISH THE GUILTY! PUNISH THE COMPLACENT!!

 

 

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A Wish, A hope for Childhood and for Children…

A Wish, A hope for Childhood and for Children….

A Wish, A hope for Childhood and for Children…

A Wish, A hope for Childhood and for Children….

A Wish, A hope for Childhood and for Children…

A Wish, A hope for Childhood and for Children….

PLEASE STOP RAPE!! STOP RAPE NOW!!!

PLEASE STOP RAPE!! STOP RAPE NOW!!!.

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