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Flying in the air by the light of the moon
Lights are always bright . Not sure if some famous
motivational artist said so but I believe for sure. The very sight of beaming and shining lights
just changes the aura around you and lightens you up. No wonder , in a country
like India even before the Diwali festivities start the pre-festive seasons
This is just a run up to the festival of lights . What it
also does is it gears people and households to prepare well in advance for the
festivities to start.
And then , suddenly everything is glowing . Light installations
to colorful flower arrangement to candles shining bright and a new add-on paper
lanterns just make the entire air so very positive .
Yesterday , I was invite to a private party for Vijaya
Dashami celebrations . While as I kid ,
purchasing a ‘dhanush ‘ or a ‘talwar’ seemed so much fun , now it’s just good
to see Ravana and the crackers cracking with a little less noise and little
less pollution . Besides the interesting food and drinks which were on offer ,
one thing which caught my attention were
the – paper lanterns .
Also called and known as sky lanterns these are small hot air balloons made of paper, with an opening at the
bottom where a small fire is suspended.
Besides having an array of shapes and designs the colors of the paper
are what makes these a beautiful sight . Not to forget the fire within .
River Lantern Festival
I could see people of all age groups jumping with joy ,
looking high up in the sky as the lanterns flew by. It was a beautiful sight when suddenly you
have 15-20 sky candles or fire
balloons all lit up in the air making a beautiful sight. It just made me stand
still to see how beautiful and pure such simple things in life can be.
effect aside these are the moments which one should cherish .
What these also made me think and connect was ,these are also
like us , as humans , people.
If you have
a fire within of doing something big, great it won’t matter what kind of
circumstances are around you. Just like the small candle lights out any paper
from black to white or colored the fire
will burn and it will illuminate and make the surrounding look so much more
interesting. No matter how bad or tough
the circumstances are you have the power to shine and shine on and spread the
light around you .
What’s more is that people being people were actually writing
‘wishes’ on the lantern inspired from the famous Pingxi District in New Taipei
City of Taiwan which holds an annual Lantern Festival .
And like they say , play by the light of the moon .
Often in life , whenever we have free time , we actually end up wasting it . And once , wasted we think we never really get 'free time ' these days.
We all are the same . Genuinely , by working hard on myself , I try whenever I have so called 'free time ' I take look at things / people / surroundings / nature , around us.
And it's in these I find and learn so many small things and stories . You know at certain places of high altitude you can actually see a star -studded sky . What's more . You can see ' shooting stars' .
I remember way back in my engineering college days , we used to wake up till late ( not necessary closing our engineering drawing projects , but to find a shooting star ) and we did , a couple of times.
The open space ( since the campus was close 100 acres ) far from the city , used to be an easy sight.
It was a sight so beautiful . You see and want to capture it but its long gone even before you can blink. Science says they are jus…
I always appreciate places and people where both vibe and sync in , with each other . More so , when in today's day and age you have new places mushrooming every nook and corner and at the same place shutting down.
Whenever I am visiting a place which I am 100% sure that I'll review , I love to do my reading / background check , if you call so as to better understand the 'brains' behind the venture and see how does the entire ecosystem works henceforth.
: Did you know:
The beehive's internal structure is a densely packed group of hexagonal cells made of beeswax, called a honeycomb.
: Hive :
The hexagonal beehive motif, used extensively in the decor of the restaurant, represents community bonding.
Hive Kitchen & Bar seeks to actively promote such a way of life with food promotions, regular musical recitals and performances, giving its diners and visitors to the bar something more to come together for.
After all , like we say , dine-in ; in a group an…
This may be easy to relate like other things in life but hard to implement like many things in life. On one of my recent visits to Shimla ( yes, I do visit this place when I am not in Jaipur ) I came across a beautiful couple whom I have been seeing for years now but never really got a chance to meet or know them . Shimla as we know is crowded so Mashobra is the place for people like me who appreciate serenity . They live in this beautiful area atop a hill with a home ( I am not allowed to call a house ) designed and done beautifully by the two of them . You meet them ( though they don’t like to be discussed or talked about and prefer living peacefully ) and you will know what it takes to be in a relationship , be married , raise kids and more importantly be with that one person all throughout thick and thin and yet everything stays afresh . Whenever I used to go to Mashobra all we did was to exchange some smiles and hand waving . Bad on my part , I never even said a hello or a go…