Tuesday, 28 February 2012

THE UNFADED....

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As someone rightly said, childhood is the world of miracles and magic. It definitely was a world of magic for me. Though it was limited to a few streets, it was still a beautiful and sweet world filled with wonders. For my innocent soul, everything around me seemed to be a wonder. The beautiful butterflies, colorful rainbow, the green parrots, the hopping squirrels, pieces of bangles, those shapeless stones, the broken pieces of balloons and the doodlebug which doodled and left behind spiraling trails were absolute wonders :)


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Many a times I had run behind birds like crazy in the hope that I could catch them one day :) Little did my innocent soul realize that I could not catch birds by running behind them :( I even had wild imaginations of getting a pet that would be my best friend and talk to me. Keeping this in mind, I tried a lot to build friendship with birds, cats, dogs and even cows.

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Those days, on the way to school there were lot of excitements. Running for those ripe mangoes and gooseberries when they fell and telling stories to each and everything which I came across on my way to school. There were days when I reached late to school because of this. The paddy fields, those ponds, those tiny fishes in it, trees and flowers and what not, everyone had stories to share. How could we reach school on time then? :)


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But the most rememberable of all memories is the moon lit nights and the rainy days. Those days when my grandma used to feed me saying that if I have my food, then uncle moon would come down to play with me. WOW. It was such a pleasure to think about playing with snow white moon :)


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I was all excited to go to school on rainy days. Those colorful umbrellas and splashing in rain puddles while on the way to school and the return.  WOW. Goose bumps :)… We used to make paper boats and drop ants into it, as if they were sailors and drop them in the puddles. Those days would never come back :(...But I wish I could go back to those days.

And yes of course my grandpa used to teach me lot of rhymes and short stories. He was the one who taught me alphabets and days of week, and months. When I was a kid, he had the practice of taking me to the pooja room and applying sandal paste on my forehead right after bath. Today, when I think about it, I feel the coolness and aroma of fresh sandal all around me. How can I forget those festive days, the temple, the music and the bajans. I remember my grand pa taking me to the temple, sitting with other devotees and singing bajans. Honestly, a world of difference when compared to the current hustle and bustle filled life. Many a times I used to doze off during the bajans and my grandpa used to pick me up in his arms and bring me back home...I can still feel his arms around me as I am writing this...grandpa...I miss u...In fact I miss my entire childhood days....


*This is my entry for "The Kissan 100% Real Blogger Contest".

38 comments:

  1. beautifully written :) grandpa's hmm... right now my grandpa is with me and i feel lucky to be with him :)
    good luck for the contest :D

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  2. Good writing.. Touched my heart.. Hope I had my grandpa with me.

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  3. Touched my heart nice one. Thanks for sharing this information which is useful for all.

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  4. Beautiful you made me go down the memory lane and enjoy the memories of rain..and grandparents are so ...much like a big teddy. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

    No mention about this being your entry to Kissan indiblogger contest..did you miss it or is it intentional?

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    1. @bemoneyware: hi, that was not intentional..infact, i dint know about this :). i will do it now...thank you so much for your beautiful words and for informing me about the mistake I made:)

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  5. beautifully written...very sweet post...all the best for the contest.

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  6. Childhood days were full of fun.Good, you remind me of my good old childhood days. Good luck for the contest

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  7. this is what your post brought to my face - ":)" ... i guess it says much more than words :)

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    1. And this is what your comment brought to my face ":)". Thank you so much Samik. :)

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  8. Sounds very nostalgic. All the best for the contest.

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  9. Super !! you made me to remember my childhood days aww...sweet !!

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  10. Nostalgic experience. The second photo reminded me of those days when in villages, we used to search for the small insect (do not remember the name)which used to go deep inside through those holes.Nostalgic moments for feeling good! Here is a link to a beautiful song summarizing your post! Enjoy.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIFswH3IGO8

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    1. Sir,thanks a lot for your comment. Glad that you liked the post..Thanks a ton for the nice song..watched it..beautiful..
      The name of the insect is doodle bug...:)

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  11. Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories. All the best for the contest, Divya. Let your hubby know that his recipes have a new fan.

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    1. Thanks a lot Subhorupji for your nice words..I will definitely inform him about the new fan. :) Thanks Ji..

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  12. Very sweet and amazing..Loved this post. Made me feel serene and nostalgic.

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    1. Thanks a lot for your sweet comment Shilpi... :)

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  13. A very appealing one for me Divya. There ain't a single thing in there that I don't miss today. Everything including my grandparents. It was as though reading my autobiography. Loved every line of it.

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    1. Thanks a lot Devan for writing down such a nice comment for me.. :)

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  14. Such a nostalgic post, very beautifully written Divya. Those were all the things I want to say but cannot put it across as beautifully as you have. And all the best for the contest. :)

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    1. Hi Akshay..Thank you so much for that comment..I am on cloud nine :D..

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  15. beautifully written Divya.. The pictures you used to accompany your words is too good.. And I too miss my childhood days :-( Keep blessing such sweet posts..

    Someone is Special

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    1. Glad that you liked the post :)...and thanks a lot for your 'special' comment..:D

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  16. Moonlit nights have been my favorites too since childhood. We used to sit in the coir cots on the streets of our native village in the nights and talk purposelessly till midnight.
    You post has rekindled past memories...

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    1. Thankyou Sir for visiting the blog and leaving a lovely comment..:)

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  17. Hi, I am a new follower, from Rome. We lived in India for 5 years and miss it a lot. I enjoyed reading this post, it reminded me of my school days when I was a child in Sicily. All the best to you!

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  18. Well I dont know much of the things that have been happening to you and other commentors in your past. so its a good experience for me to read it. have been born and brought up in mumbai itself... and being the second baby, a bit more pampered !!! though good childhood experience of yours to read about!! keep sharing some more memories!

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  19. Nice 1 da... Hopes u can later host a party 4 winning in the contest:-)

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    1. he he...athinu chance undakilla tto..anyways thanks a lot Sujee...

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