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30 September 2014

Jiva - A horse story
















There were many and so I didn't notice him at first. I felt great sitting in the lush lawns muttering and poking fun at each other, take a stroll uphill and explore the place in the evening. But when I stood there for a long time, lost in the beauty of those hills, I slowly get to notice him. I liked this huge horse; something was special about him and obviously he stood out from the rest. I looked into his eyes; he winked as if he had greeted me. Actually I felt like riding on it for once. We didn't have much time to spend there to give it a try but I told this wish to one of my friends. The horse-man overheard me and he offered me a ride on his horse. I said no. The funniest part was that the horse was nodding its head too in a “wanna ride?” fashion, as if it had read my mind. Yes, I spoke in my mother tongue. Of course animals can understand us, humans, but how come this horse without being a “mallu” in any kind!!! Or that talented one interpreted my expressions? :D :)

I forgot to tell the name of the horse. He has a beautiful name, "Jiva". I couldn't click a picture of him, but he looks similar to the one shown here.                  



22 September 2014

Wordless

There was not much to adore from the recent trip of mine. Though it lacked excitements there were occasions which made me think about things which I never thought of. Actually I was not getting entertained, but was getting educated. I was deeply disturbed and couldn't give my attention to any of the things which entertained my team.

The clean, clear expanse of water was one of the spots which restored my frame of mind. Here is a glimpse of one of the scenes. I am wordless. Let the picture speak for itself. :)




14 September 2014

When Hunger Calls



I feel hungry these days, every two hours, that too at office hours. I take food lightly (not too much) for meals and so during morning and evening (between-meal time) I feel like munching something that can squelch my hunger which suddenly bumps up. An instant solution for this will be a chocolate, biscuit or anything loaded with sugar which not only suppress the hunger calls but also keeps it at bay for some time. But this cannot be included in the daily diet coz you know it’s not healthy a habit especially in the case of people like me who work long hours on computers.

At home it’s not a big deal, there are lot many options, or I would say there won't be a chance for those hunger pangs to appear. But at office I needed something that can be gobbled and gulped. You might have also experienced a hollow feeling in your stomach. Haven’t you? I have been searching for solutions and thought of sharing some of my tips to fight hunger pangs here.  It worked for me, hope it works for you too.

A few adjustments to the diet can help beat down hunger creeping up. First you have to split up the eating schedule to five to six times daily to keep the cravings in check. Frequent eating keeps blood sugar levels regular and helps prevent hunger. So the meal plan should be like breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner and a final snack (optional).

Nuts are of course perfect choices for the between-meal snacks.  You can also choose juicy fruits or fresh berries. For volume snacking, a serving of air popped popcorn, thinly sliced cucumber, carrot, a serving of sprouts, dried fruits; choose according to your taste and make the snacking last longer. I don’t like tea and coffee and I like oat meals though it’s not that office-friendly. Feeling hungry is sometimes a sign of dehydration and not an actual need for food. So drink a glass of water when you wake up and one with every meal and snack and also whenever you can before you get thirsty. Now enjoy your work! No more hunger calls!  :) :) :)

Do you have some tips to fight hunger pangs? Then do share. 

Here's another food post: Being a Pescetarian

Image Credits: unsplash-webvilla


05 September 2014

Teachers Do Wonders

















It was after a long time I was seeing him. He was all happy to meet me there and so did I, to see him bless my friend, on the day so auspicious to her. He was proud of her for everything except one. He doesn't like luxury wedding and so was not much satisfied by how she carried herself that day. She is such a simple and humble girl but yeah, weddings are always gala events. He asked me if I would stand like that with all the embellishments on my special day. I don’t like luxury weddings for sure. I do like jewelries a lot though I don’t have that fancy for gold like many of the South Indians. But I kept mum.

Well I didn't tell about whom I am speaking. You might have got a hint from the title. He is one of my dearest teachers at school who made me feel that learning language is lot more than learning grammar and building vocabulary. I always loved learning more about my mother tongue during my school days, though I had have read English books more. And that day also he spoke mostly about books, authors, his literary works, some great quotes and more. I prefer listening to speaking especially when it comes to something related to literature and the related stuff.

But I felt sad about myself, when he mentioned about something that he wanted me to achieve. I felt guilty and told him that I feel sorry about it. But his reply was really surprising and was powerful enough to bring a big smile on my face. He asked me, “Why should you regret if you have a heart full of poems?”  Yes, poems are my soul. And may be only he could tell like that so cool! I don't know if you will be able to imagine how comforting and energizing those words were!

I was an introvert child at school, looking into the infinity at my free hours, rather than chit chatting with friends. :D And whenever he saw me isolated in their company, he made me speak to them ! :D He wanted me to get socialized it seems. And I always did so just to please him. I know you won't believe this now if you know me personally. :)

Teachers can do wonders. And there are many who had remarkable roles in my life (The list is not small, so I don't want to write about each and everything here in this small blog post, may be in some other posts). I had met some namesake teachers also from my college. But those are 'made blurred' episodes of life, they are not my role models in anyway. A kid is blessed if he/she gets good teachers in  some phase of life. A teacher who cares for his students is of course a gem who is rare among the lots!

Happy Teachers Day to all the lovely teachers ! You are just awesome! 

Who is your favorite teacher? Do you have a similar story? Then do share.