Golden Temple

Few months ago, I visited pilgrimage temple of Sikhism “Golden Temple”. It is also called “Darbar Sahib” or “Harmandir Sahib”. It is located in Amritsar, Punjab. Here are some photos of the holy land.

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Golden Temple at night
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The man made lake “Amrit Sarovar”

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Matheran

Matheran is a hill station between Mumbai and Pune, district Karjat. As per Wikipedia, it is 90 km from Mumbai and 120 km from Pune. Matheran means “forest on the forehead” (of the mountains).

We get the chance to visit the place last weekend. It was a wonderful experience. As mentioned in Wiki “it is Asia’s only automobile free hill station” but there are options of horses and hand pulled rickshaw although we opted to walk. We also get the chance to enjoy the toy train journey. Here are some pictures of a place blessed with uncanny natural beauty.

Sunset point

Toy Train

Signing Off

Why I am leaving this city? She asked herself several times. There is no perfect answer.

Few years ago, everything was different, this place feels like a home. All of her friends were here. They all are gone now.

Is this the only reason?

No. I have to go because he is gone. This city remind of him and I can’t tolerate this anymore.

P.S. – This story is completely fictional any resemblance will be completely coincidence.

Photo Prompt © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

This post is written for Friday fictioneers

Father’s day

Mr. Sharma was bit depressed and angry. His son has not come to meet him from 10 days. Mrs. Sharma was getting habitual with the fact but Mr. Sharma was not able to swallow the bitter pill that his son is now living separately.

He was so eager to meet him that he bump on every sound of gate. Someone is at the door but he was not getting up to open it. He don’t want to be disappointed again but this time his son Tarun actually came.

Tarun – “Happy Father’s day Dad.”

Mr. Sharma – “I don’t want to talk to you. Where have you been?

Tarun – “Sorry Dad, I was busy with work. The Office schedule was hectic this week.”

Mr. Sharma – “Oh! Now office is more important than your parents.”

Tarun – “You were never there for parents – teacher, my plays, sports day because of your office commitment. I learned from you that work is more important than family.

Mr. Sharma has not expected this reply. He was flabbergasted just looking intently to his son.

Tarun hugged him and gave the father’s day gift.

Motivational Quotes

  • Failure is the opportunity

To begin again. This time more

intelligently.

Henry Ford

  • Don’t waste your time

With explanations,

People only hear what

they want want to hear

– Paulo Coelho

  • Many of life’s failure are

people who didn’t realize

How close they are success

when they gave up.

Thomas Edison

#MenToo movement

I have to admit that I didn’t understand the need of this movement until I have not read TOI Sunday Special page dedicated to it. It seems like reflex of #metoo movement which is understandable as there are many fraud cases came to picture after that movement.

Recent case of TV actor Karan Oberoi gain my attention. He was arrested under false charges of rape which is heartbreaking. Unfortunately, these days some women use this word for their personal benefit. It is impossible to understand the mentality of this tribe, they are insulting the innocent rape victims and dent the innocuous man’s image.

As TOI articles has suggested, in such kind of cases accuser should get the punishment if her allegations are proved wrong / baseless and identity of accused should be kept hidden.

P.S. – The comments in the post are given to the proven “fraud cases only”. It is completely my personal views and my intention is not to hurt anyone sentiments.

Camping

“It is a nightmare mom.” argued Shirley.

“But your father wants you to come. It will be our family time, I don’t understand your problem, we go camping every year.” replied mother

“I already told you that I don’t like camping. No decent toilets, horrible food. How can anyone liked it? Also, I want to spend the holidays with my friends.”

Mother decided not to force her.

Holidays started Shirley’s mom dad left for camping and her friends came to spend holidays with her.

One day while watching TV Shirley noticed her father’s car number was displaying. It was a car crash news. All the people present in the car died. She was numb.

The ordeal has begun, police called her to confirm the details and discuss the further procedure. The worst part was only she can remember now was the last conversation with her mother about camping.

The door bell rang, she opened the door. It was her mother alive, “Oh dear! Our car and mobile phone was stolen. Shirley hugged her mother tightly and sobbing with joy.

Photo credit Susan Spaulding

This post written for Sunday fiction

Why she is so upset?

Damini married to well educated and nice family. She is a post graduate and tried many times to get a decent job but luck doesn’t favour her efforts. Her husband Rajesh is a nice person and always support her endeavors. At last Damini decided to give all her time to family and give up the dream of getting job because she is now not as much interested as she was before.

Damini is a good housewife. Everyone always appreciates her. She likes this attention and likes to please everyone.

Priya, Rajesh’s distant relative came to spend holidays at Damini’s home. Priya is a working woman and her personality is very different from Damini. Damini didn’t like her much as she feel competitive around her but never reveals her true emotions.

Priya always get negative vibes from Damini but she ignores it as Damini was always met her warmly. Sometimes when Priya insist her on helping kitchen chores she always says no, even when she insist a lot Damini always find any excuse not to take help. Priya feels little odd, she always thinks, “she has so much workload. Why didn’t take any help from anyone?” She felt bad for her but what she can do, she never accept help.

Priya is taking walk on terrace. She is feeling very good. Taking deep breathes in fresh air always make her relaxed, suddenly some voices started coming from Rajesh’s room.

“I do everything, your so called cousin never offer any help. She is always behaves like princess. Nobody helps me in this house. I have to do everything alone.”

Priya was shocked, “how she can say such things? Why she is lying?” Such thoughts are coming in a minute interval. She saw Kanti chachi, she is looking at her.

Kanti chachi said, “Don’t get shocked beta, some people always seeks appreciation and attention that’s why they do such things. Put others in bad light”

Priya said, “Shall I talk to her? May be she will tell me what is wrong?

Kanti chachi,”No need she is just jealous of you. Forgive her and let it go.”

Priya started thinking may be chachi is right and it is the only to deal with her. She didn’t feel good to be around Damini so she decided to go back to the home.