Monthly Archives: November 2020

Liebster Award

I am thrilled, my blog has been nominated for the Liebster Award by Esdi from Esdi Blogs. Esdi from Esdi Blogs is an excellent and passionate blogger, All the posts are in depth and well thought. Esdi posts blogs about a number of topics like English  literature – and has written some beautiful book reviews ,  and also shares some creativity and Esdi is very good in the sketches. Please Don’t  forget to check out her beautiful blog in the below link.

https://esdiblogs.wordpress.com

Rules :

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers.
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions.
  • Notify your 11 nominees.

My answers :

The questions asked to me were very deep and meaningful. I found some of them very difficult to answer as I didn’t know what to say.

  1. What is success according to you? -For many people success means owing a big house, having a big job, big car but for me it is more about having inner peace and abundance of happiness. It can be seen as a combination of both . By making someone happy or smile the joy we get is success
  2. How do you take care of your mental health? I do meditation everyday in the morning. Besides that I try to remain positive and happy throughout the day. If something happens, I try and tell myself this is their nature and they will behave accordingly
  3. Which public figure do you admire? – Mother Teresa,- She was the kindest person and she was a person of great faith and humbleness
  4. What would you want to change about yourself? -At times I think too much, even after knowing it won’t help I am trying change and overcome that and stay positive
  5. Which  one country do you want to visit? -My husband and I both love travelling.You all must have read some of my travel blogs in which I share my travel experience. Once the covid situation ends. I would like to travel to U.K (London), Egypt
  6. If you are given an offer to buy 3 things for free of cost, what 3 things will you choose? -Knowledge and Wisdom, Peace of Mind
  7. If you have to give a huge amount as donation, for which 1 cause would you want to donate? -girl child education and empowerment
  8. Why did you choose blogging? -Blogging is like keeping a diary, I use blogging to communicate my thoughts. And also I am an artist , I love to share my creative ideas and get feedback and also to connect with many people.
  9. Where do you live? – India, Bangalore
  10. Three of your favourite brands from any industry? – For clothes and lifestyle Forever New, only and for my creative art – camlin , golden and brustro
  11. If given a time machine.. which moment will you re-live? – Re – live my childhood

You are nominated!

I nominate you, the sweet person who is reading this post right now. You can leave your blog link in the comments section, so that all of us can check out your blog.

My questions for nominees :

I really liked the questions and so i don’t want to change them , The questions remain the same

Thanks a lot for reading and for the support

My Nominees are

Pankaj from Sharmaji’s solution – https://pankaj492.wordpress.com/

Erra from Hidden Soul https://thehiddensoul25.wordpress.com/2020/10/21/just-hold-on/

Hannah from theatozoftravel.com https://theatozoftravel.com

Sheryl from the Pinay Ajummahttps://thepinayajumma.com

Komal from komalmankar1997 https://komalmankar1997.wordpress.com/

KERALA – GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

Bounded by the stunning Western Ghats in the east and the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean in the west, the enchanting coastal state is truly God’s own country

Kerala is a geographical gem. It is known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.

Apart from scenic beauty, it is popular for Ayurvedic treatments, classical dances — Kathakali

MUNNAR– the place is filled with tea gardens with step farming. The main attraction of Munnar is rose garden, dams, and waterfalls,

KOCHI -The famous Chinese Fishing Nets can be seen here. 

 The Fort Kochi and St. Francis Church are important  monuments .Kathakali performance,is a major traditional art form of Kerala 

.Kathakali performance,

THEKKADY – full-day elephant experience a truly unforgettable pleasure. 

ALLEPPY – known as the Venice of the East is home to the stunning backwaters and the famous houseboats cruise

Ramakkalmedu is known for its panoramic and picturesque views of villages in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu, which is towards the eastern side of the Western Ghats. A noticeably tall, gigantic statues are placed
It is one of the windiest places in Asia and being so, and therefore there is a wind farm

Kerala Folklore Theatre and Museum 

 is a cultural hub to promote and preserve the culture and heritage of South India.It takes us back in time to cherish the long-lost art history.

Have you been to Kerala or planning it? Do share your comments

Diwali


Diwali, or Deepavali, is the festival of lights and is one of the most popular festivals celebrated with great pomp and grandeur across India as well as several parts of the world. The word “Deepavali” consists of two words. “Deep” means light and “vali” means “a row”. Thereby, “Deepavali” means “a row of lights”.
Origin
Diwali the festival of lights is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama and Sita to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. Another Diwali story in Hindu mythology is that Diwali marks the day Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura and freed the people of his kingdom. After he slayed the demon, Lord Krishna declared it a day of festivities. This signifies that we have to fight the evil or demonic forces within us by following the path of righteousness.
People also celebrate the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi during Diwali. As the goddess of prosperity, wealth and fertility,
For some communities, especially those in business and trade, Diwali marks the beginning of the Hindu financial year, samvat, and the Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped in the evening. Many shopkeepers and owners of small businesses change their account books, or bahi khaata, on this day.
In other cultures, Diwali coincides with harvest and new year celebrations. No matter which Diwali story you celebrate, it’s always a day of new beginnings and light over darkness.
Traditional practices
Preparations for the Diwali festival begin long before the actual day. The home is cleaned thoroughly and new and cleaned curtains are put up, furniture polished carpets deep vacummed and door and window cleaned . ,and every corner of the house is decorated with colourful earthen lamps candles and lanterns. . Floors are decorated with Rangoli beautiful and intricate designs. new clothes are purchased, and sweet are prepared. Gifts are bought for near and dear ones and people perform pujas for goddess Lakshmi and lord Ganesha with absolute devotion. Diwali is truly special in the fact that the festival is a part of a five-day long celebration that begins with Dhanteras and ends with Bhai Dooj.
Significance
The lighting of diyas signifies the triumph of good over evil, and with all the prayers and people meeting with love in their hearts overall there is a bright and cheerful atmosphere It is imperative that we start the journey to end the darkness within our lives and fill it with love and light. Whether it is changing our lifestyle into a more healthier one or becoming a better person, this is an auspicious occasion to start on these life changes. It is all about discovering the knowledge of our infinite potential and dispelling ignorance. Diwali is also resplendent of the dawn of knowledge through the inner light, that is the enlightenment of the soul.
The Divine light burns within us and all around us. Let this Diwali bring joy and happiness for humanity by removing the darkness of ignorance and many more evils that are creating havoc on mankind.
Let the Lights of Happiness spread across the globe

Book Review – Down by the Sea with Brush with brush and pen


Name of the book – Down by the Sea with Brush and Pen
Artist – Claudia Nice
Publication – North Light Books
 
In this book, the artist Claudia Nice teaches the readers the details of seascapes, She creates dynamic watercolor compositions with pen, ink, acrylic and gouache.
 
The artist, Claudia Nice provides over sixty step – by – step demonstration which includes drawing tips and techniques. The topics include painting the Seething Surf, Sandy beaches and sweeping shorelines, Sea Bluffs and Rocky Coastlines ,Fun in the Sun – Children at the Seashore, Harbors, Boats and Marinas, Still water Marshes and Deepwater Bays and a Tropical Paradise. The artist has given details to every little seascapes and has tried to create all sorts of coastal scenery like sea waves, seashore and also includes other activities at the beach.
 
This is an amazing informative book with step by step demonstration ,These demonstration makes it easy to understand and follow. The illustrations given are very good and outstanding. All the tips and techniques provided are very clear and easy to understand
 
 

500 Likes

I am really happy. I have reached the 500 likes milestone on my blog. A big big THANK YOU

To all the wonderful people ,who follow my blog, for the likes, for the comments, for always reading my posts. And thanks once again for the encouragement and the support you all have given me