BACK TO THE STREETS !! PART 1 :

She had those little fingers beautifully crafted by God to spread kindness in the world. Those black eyeballs and the large eyes had the keen look which can only be found in a child who doesn’t realize anything about the world. Her hair tied up in a ponytail added to the innocent look she carried. Her dress had the imprints of colorful flowers but her life was caged in an unknown black and white scenario. There was nothing that could differ her from a normal child but her fate wrote something that she wasn’t aware of. 

We always have imagined children smiling and giggling, playing around in the streets. But this little girl grasped my attention because of the speechless look she had, a child who wasn’t ready to smile. There was something different about her, something engaging. Her face had those black marks of dirt, which ironically added to her beauty. She had something which proved that maybe its not necessarily important for anyone to have an outer beauty. Sometimes the silence of somebody, the look of the eyes adds to more in a person. 

Children need not to be caged, they look more beautiful when they cover themselves with sand. That defines their non judgemental behaviour, their grounded thoughts. The only thing that this girl did not have was a better situation to her credit. She deserved something more, maybe the flowers printed on her clothes should actually surround her making her feel blessed. Maybe a better place to live, a better environment, something more loved that could bring back the smile that was hidden. The smile that could be seen only when those eyes could see a world she dreamt of when she saw other girls walking to school,  hand in hand with their parents, smiling and feeling blessed. 

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REALITY WRAPPED IN DARKNESS

Childhood comes with innocence and no child has the ability to judge who has a fair eye and who does not. The so called sixth sense that people have comes with an age. Specifically in girls, it comes only after they step into teenage. Maybe this is the reason people find it really easy to convince children and use them for their illegal purposes. Also they find it manly to stare at a young girl who is not even aware of the sight she is subjected to. This picture says a thousand words but what struck my mind was how pimple mould children with financial needs and spoil their life for child abuse. 

Child abuse can be physical, mental or even emotional form of abuse. Physically abusing a child who does not realize the difference between a good or bad touch leaves a lifetime fear in the mind of that child. Mentally abusing a child with constant frightening or subjecting them to child labour leads to a deep mental trauma. They never find their way out of that darkness and it kills them regularly. Emotionally harassing a child who is unaware of what is right or wrong can actually make the child lonely and afraid of emotions. There are children who are silent or extremely introvert because they never know how to express themselves. They fear being judged and getting ignored by the society. Their self confidence goes so low that they start questioning their own skills. 

The girl in this frame is not even aware that the man is staring him with an evil thought in his mind. She doesn’t even know that he might just keep staring at her and indirectly harrassing her dignity. The only thing that she will remember is that if you aren’t smart enough to judge the look of those eyes, they will stare at you with a wild and irrelevant desire. Many people find kids who are in need of money or job and in the name of getting them jobs, they sell them to some factory or industry where they are made to work and even made to beg. They are ill treated and abused physically, mentally and emotionally. Their families keep looking for their children who disappear suddenly in the darkness of life. They never find a way out, they never get to see the light again. All they remember is that childhood which had to be their favorite part,  became the most evil one. Child abuse destroys lives and souls. A child abused is equal to the death of a thousand pure souls. 

WILDLIFE – A CLOSER LOOK 

Nothing can be more wonderful than the beauty of nature. God created this Earth, man and along with them he created the flora and fauna. He invested a lot of his colors and love in nourishing the beauty of wildlife. Every creature he created has it’s own beauty and is equally amiable. Every creature is unique in it’s own way and is completely adorable. God created land and then gave it animals on land. He created water and filled the oceans with the beauty of aquatic animals and corals. The world beneath the oceans is not less than meditation and has the most beautiful creatures. It gives peace and takes us into another world of life where everything seems to just, swim. 

God has given animals the most unexpected talents which make them different and yet beautiful. The gave birds and flys the wings to fly higher without fear. He gave nature the lion and lioness as the masters of the jungle who actually are a reflection of how love is all about being each other’s strength. He gave camel the ability to survive in deserts without feeling the urge for water. Man cannot breathe underwater but oceans have their own aquatic world. This is the beauty of nature and the miracles we encounter in wildlife. 

Animals are also blessed with the same feelings of love, concern, togetherness and loyalty. They may not speak but they have their own language. The chirping of birds early morning seems to be the most peaceful thing. The hen is said to be the alarm for every person. The owl is one such animal that never sleeps at night. There are innumerable examples where we see how beautiful wildlife is. Nature is a blessing to mankind that gives them the opportunity to witness some of the most amazing forms of nature. 

                              STORY 1 :

Small in size but independent at their work and identity. 

Squirrel is one of the most cute and adorable creature. At the same time they are equally hard working. Everytime I have noticed squirrels, they are amazingly active and alert at their work. They are independent at their work and prefer taking precautions. They collect their own food and store it for further use. Rains, storms, sunlight nothing comes in their way to work. They are alert and their speed is incomparable. 

They might be small but their personality is completely opposite to their size. A squirrel is always doing some or the other work. You look at a squirrel for a minute and the moment you get up to capture it in your camera, it disappeares. Even if we try finding them out, we can’t match their speed. They are also blessed with the feelings of loyalty and togetherness. Never will you find a squirrel working alone. They are all in a group, working and playing irrespective of their surroundings. Nothing bothers them except for the fact that they are here for a purpose and they have to live life in their small world. 

                                STORY 2 :

Here goes the fish in the mouth of the crocodile and it is a brilliant shot !! 

Crocodiles and fishes have a really sour relationship. The little ones have to make their way out of the eyes of the crocodile. Obviously the crocodile being the most fierce creature in water, it has a different kind of fear. Little fishes who hardly have any way to protect themselves are always captive to such large creatures. It is as the food cycle goes, one animal survives on the other and so on. The same can be seen in this beautifully captured shot. It takes a huge amount of hard work to capture something like this which is exactly portraying the reality. 

A crocodile is really attentive when he has to prey. Due to it’s dark color appearance and silent way of going along water, it is nearly impossible to detect his presence. He sits quietly at one side of the water with his eyes stuck to the food he has to capture. After waiting there silently for a long time, as long as it sees a small fish, it just moves forward to grab it. No effort is the needed to eat the fish. Obviously being the weaker one, the fish becomes a prey to the crocodile. One thing admirable about the crocodile is it’s attentive nature and patience. One can get good results only when he is attentive and at the same time is patient enough to wait for things to fall in place. 

                              STORY 3:

Sitting quietly doesn’t mean I’m not observing. That’s the genius creature. 

Turtles are the most creative and colorful creatures. They usually survive both on land and water and are amazing if observed closely. Not everybody will know that turtles make good, loyal pets and are really amiable. The best part about them other than their shell is their eyes. They have madly deep eyes and are wonderfully expressive. If noticed closely, turtles tend to speak with the intensity of their eyes. Not every animal is so intense and expressive with eyes but turtles have this special quality. 

They walk slow but as they say, slow and steady wins the race. Their speed never becomes a hurdle in their personality. They are beautiful with that small face inside the shell and those amazing eyes. I personally feel people who pet turtles are lucky because they sit quietly for a long time and tend to listen to everything you have to say. They have that feeling of friendship in them and that makes them so special. Their pace does not matter as long as they are trustworthy and loyal. God has created some of the most beautiful colors in their shells that can leave you open mouthed and this turtle actually took all the attention only because of the eyes and the amazing colors it is blessed with. 

                              STORY 4:

The picture says it all and so does this adorable rabbit. 

Rabbits have a special place in my heart when it comes to pets. They are delicate as cotton and need to be nurtured with innocence. They understand that touch of care and concern. They understand the feeling of friendship and affection. They are sensitive to both nature and at their emotions as well. Rabbits are like new born babies who need special care and attention. They are soft and delicate, deserving a care like a young child. They need to be taken care of very attentively without any kind of carelessness. 

They learn to walk early and the first thing they do is to jump. You play with them and they will jump all around, trying to win the game. Carrots are their favorite and they even have a crush on Maggi. The best part about a rabbit is their warmth. They feel the warmth of the person looking after them and in return they give the warmth that gives peace. No matter how tired a person is, if he has a rabbit then all his tiredness vanishes as soon as he plays with them. These little creatures are delicate and need extra protection but at the same time they are beautiful souls. God has blessed them with beautiful souls that know the meaning of warmth and love. 

                            STORY 5:

Humans or animals, the relation of a mother and child remains special. 

The relation of a mother and child is same for all creatures. Every child be it of a human or animal, has an eternal connection with the mother. This little monkey is so affectionately sleeping in the arms of his mother that nothing bothers him. It is like the safest place where he gives up on all worries and finds peace. Monkeys are originally very emotional and affectionate. It is said that monkeys are the ancestors of man. They have certain instincts same as humans. One of them is the affection they share for one another. 

No matter how many differences God created in humans and animals, one thing that was beyond his control was the love a child has for his mother and vice versa. A mother be it of an animal or human, has the same amount of love, dedication and affection for the child. In every aspect of nature, mother nurtures the child in the best possible way. She hunts for food and also protects the child from every trouble that may encounter him. She has he courage to fight the king of the jungle if she has to protect the child she has been nurturing since childhood. The picture says many things which can’t be expressed in words. Certain things are meant to be felt by the soul because they come from the soul. 

                             STORY 6:

My wings are my pride !!

The wings of a bird are it’s pride and they make sure that nobody causes harm to them. They walk with dignity and fly like the queens of the sky. Nobody has the authority to ruin their freedom. They are the masters of their souls and live without boundaries. Ironically, women on Earth are not yet the only masters of their soul due to the male dominated society in certain areas. But the sky is all about birds. It is their home and their nation. Birds being the creatures blessed with wings never should be kept in cages.

 They are made to fly higher in the sky and only that suits their personality. They shelter in the trees and make their nests with their own effort. Birds being the queens are equally beautiful at their appearance. They seem to be very possessive about their wings. They open up their wings and that is where the real strength of a bird lies. Also it is the miracle of nature that no bird will ever be found just sitting because of the fear of flying. They aspire to fly since they are young and that is their identity and power at the same time. 

                              STORY 7:

United we stand, divided we fall. 

Scary if seen closely but they depict the most wonderful thing that mankind needs to learn, unity and togetherness. These crocodiles can’t speak their unity says it all. No matter what the situation is, they stand together facing every storm that comes along. Crocodiles undoubtedly are fierce but only to their enemies. When it comes to the crew, they are one whole army that can destroy all the dancers. Even if they are silent, they know what is to be done. Just the twinkle of an eye does it all and the game is over for the enemy. 

Humans even after being capable of speaking have forgotten the meaning of togetherness. They have forgotten that the strength of a hand is better than the effort of one finger. One person alone may win his battles but will fail to win it for the society. We are all a part of this society and owe something back to it. It is necessary to stay together or else it will be easier to get defeated. If one has to win wars, togetherness and loyalty plays the role. Wildlife in every aspect teaches many things to mankind if observed closely. 

                             STORY 8:

I’m there for you even in your darkest moments. 

Who says the only humans can be friends with each other. Just have a look around and you will find the most amazing friendships on the branches of some trees. These monkeys say so much in this picture. Friendship is all about feeling it from within and being loyal as a friend. It does not require the medium of language or words to be friends with somebody. It is a beautiful emotion that can only be felt and understood by love, affection and care.  A friend in need is a friend indeed, as the saying goes along. 

Animals make much better friends in today’s scenario. People tend to betray their friends for their gains in business or even personal relations but such negative things are not found in animals. They better know the meaning of loyalty towards a friend. In animals they better understand that no matter what the situation is, they play together and they fall together. They see the good times together and even the bad times. They are each other’s soul and they live for each other. 

                             STORY 9:

Love is in the air for the masters of the sky !! 

Love is the most beautiful feeling of the world. It makes the two souls stronger and more passionate. Even animals have the tendency to fall in deep and true love which brings out the best in them. The lucky ones are blessed to fall in love and discover their soul mates. Love is not about just the physical form of love, it is more of a soulful connection between two souls that love unconditionally to become one soul. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and that really matters in love. 

Loving and never being to discover that how it happened is actually true love because you never had a list to love. It just happened and that’s why it is called falling in love because it happens in the most unexpected way and makes the person mesmerised. It is usually said that people in love are the love birds and here is the proof. These two lovely souls who are deeply into love with each other attract everybody’s attention but their eyes are stuck to each other. They love unconditionally without the fear of the society. They become the strength for each other and the reason for each other’s existence. 

                            STORY 10:  

The jungle awaits the family that completes it.

This is the place that is home to the huge variety of wildlife. Nature has given mankind such beautiful flora and fauna that is belong explanation. This place looks silent and calm, peaceful and within it are all these creatures who are in many ways different from humans but are having the same emotions. They are the most amazing creations of God and also deserve respect and love. This barren land with trees standing together like an army can either be seen on the border of the nation or in a place like this where togetherness is worshipped. 

These trees are home to those monkeys who jump from branches and live life to the fullest. These trees are home to the birds who make their nests and keep their kids safe. The land is home to every animal who realizes the importance of this place. Animals are very loyal and possessive about their home. No matter what happens, when somebody tries to destroy their homeland, they stand up together and fight irrespective of what will be the circumstances. This is the power of nature and the strength of the flora and fauna. 

                         CONCLUSION :

Words are never enough to explain the beauty of nature and the wonders it has given to mankind in the form of flora and fauna. The variety of wildlife that nature offers is commendable and it is our foremost responsibility to take care of this treasure we have. Wildlife gives a completely different outlook to life and explains things which are lost from human life. 

They explain the importance of togetherness, loyalty, love and concern. They explain the responsibility one has towards his home and towards his friends and family. They let us believe that together we can win battles which seem impossible to win. Even though they can’t speak but as they say, actions speak louder than words. 

This was a journey to the wildlife that we have forgotten but yes people it still exists. I hope it struck a chord with your heart and definitely made you feel that animals teach lessons that humans have forgotten. 

THANK YOU FOR READING THIS AND I HOPE YOU LIKE IT. 

CHILDHOOD – A FLASHBACK TO THE MEMORY LANE 

Let’s learn to live and love with these mesmerizing moments from childhood. 

Smiles !! These innocent smiles say so much about life, happiness, togetherness and love. Children are the most beautiful and pure hearted angels of God. They know how to love without judgements, they know how to accept people without any boundaries of caste or  religion. Their only concept of happiness is staying together and making each moment count like its a blessing. They have the art to find peace in small things. They don’t necessarily want an air conditioned room to feel cool, the shadow beneath a tree gives them more calmness. They don’t aspire for expensive food items instead they enjoy climbing up the mango trees and eating mangoes. Their smile has the power to heal the deepest scars and also has the strength to make someone believe in light when they are stuck in darkness. 

Playing along the streets gives them pleasure instead of playing in those hug amusement parks. Their definition of happiness and smiles is not based on how much money somebody spends on them. They are not hungry for expensive gifts or clothes instead they are only hungry for immense love and concern. They know how to lend a hand to anybody in trouble and also they realize how difficult it is to walk alone. Maybe that’s why children are the most accepting souls who don’t have any barriers to love. They love unconditionally and care in their own innocent way. Sometimes the smile of a child playing across the street with a tube tyre can teach us the most lesson of life that happiness cannot be measured with money. Anything that gives you pleasure and peace is happiness. They know the importance of togetherness, trust and care. 

One does not need to earn too much to find peace. Just playing with a child can give you the most beautiful feeling of the world. Their love and innocent soul can change the world. The entire world should inherit certain things from a child – acceptance, unconditional love, faith and finding happiness even in the smallest of things. Children aspire for the moon and stars, not for huge gifts or money. They are those blessed souls in whom God has filled the most of his love and affection. They are the angels of heaven who are here to change the world and teach them the real reason of happiness and life. 
                               STORY 1 :

Togetherness comes with trust and happiness shared is always doubled. 

Childhood is all about games and fun with friends. Children love playing along the streets with their friends, hiding in the lanes and living life to the fullest. Who says that children should play intellectual games like chess and business? If you haven’t played ludo, hide and seek, carrom then you certainly haven’t lived your childhood. These games were the lifeline of children and always brought a smile to their faces. All they waited for was vacations and they left their house, playing with friends and cherishing each moment. Games are the only love of a child’s life and it remains to be forever. 

These boys were so deeply engrossed in their game of ludo that nothing could damage their concentration. They were completely focused and nothing could disturb them. It was more of a WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT OF LUDO that took place between these boys. The only voices which could be heard were of little fights saying you took an extra chance, you cheated in this game and so on. These little fights made the game more exciting for them. 

Childhood when remembered gives the most beautiful memories. Games like ludo, snake and ladder, carrom, hide and seek, seven times were all the favorite things a child could do. They loved playing these games and especially when it brought so much of love and happiness.  If I ask all of you as you must be having a smile on your face lingering with memories of your childhood, for how long have you not went down the streets and played with your friends in the rain ? The answer lies within you. 

                              STORY 2:

Love and affection reflects from the eyes of the person with a pure soul. 

There are very few people in this world who know the meaning of love, affection and loyalty. They know how to respect a woman and they also know how to make a little girl smile. They are the people with a pure heart who don’t believe in the concept of gender discrimination. This picture is really special and close to my heart as it explains the most unconditional love and affection in one frame. It shows the kind of love a father has for his daughter. It shows the kind of innocence a daughter has towards her father. It shows the unbiased love of two people who may not know each other but still know what it is to spread love. 

This picture shows that a man with a kind heart and pure soul will always be a true gentleman. He might have met this little girl for the very first time but he made her feel like a princess who is unique in her own way. Both of them share an innocent kiddish expression and look amazingly cute. The girl knows that the man she is playing with will shield her from any kind of trouble. Seeing their happy faces teasing each other, nobody will say that they have met for the first time. Maybe because that instant connect between them comes from within the soul. 

The girl could feel a comfort zone with him and that shows in her eyes. The kind of expressions they exchanged made her believe that there are people who think that girls are far better than boys. It made her feel that there are people who want to be called the father of a daughter in future. It is because they know that girls are the angels of heaven. It is because they know that it is a blessing from God to be able to nurture a girl and be called a proud father of a girl child. It is because they know that girls bring ultimate peace and satisfaction.

                               STORY 3:

Divided by society, united by their love without boundaries. 

Who says that children should be friends with the kids of their religion or caste ? Why is it that people teach their children the unethical discrimination laws of the society ? Children are the most beautiful and pure hearted angels of God. They know how to accept people without any boundaries of caste or religion. Friendship for them is loyalty, trust and happiness. They don’t believe in judging people. 

These kids maybe from different religions but they have the same heart and soul thay God blessed them with. They don’t know anything about what the society thinks, they only know that anybody with whom they can laugh and feel safe, with whom they can cry their heart out is a friend. Friendship and childhood is not dependent on religion and caste. 

Their smiles are the proof that they feel connected with each other. They feel secure and happy playing with each other. They are here to just love unconditionally and care for everybody. Maybe that’s why the smile of a child can heal the deepest of scars. Maybe that’s why they are called the incarnation of God on Earth. Maybe that’s why they are the ones who have the power to conquer the world with just love. 

                               STORY 4:

 Siblings by our side is like a whole new army ready to conquer the world. 

Siblings are always fun to be with. They understand us more than what we think. They are the ones who have seen us at our worst and also made our childhood memorable. Every summer vacation was a complete package of fun and happiness with our siblings. They would fight with us on silly things and end up giving us the most beautiful memories. 
Watching movies, playing along the streets and shouting with happiness made our bond stronger. Everything about siblings is magical. At times we hardly meet each other but whenever we meet, we have a huge bunch of gossips, laughter and silly fights. 

As time passes by, everybody gets too involved in their lives. But a sibling is always there to comfort us when we need. No matter how busy they are, they will always find a way to meet us. A family gathering becomes a return of childhood for siblings. The entire house gets upside down when siblings meet to discuss their memory lanes of childhood and even repeat those silly activities. No matter how much we grow up, we always are a child with our siblings. They are an inseparable part of our lives and remain that for a lifetime. 

                               STORY 5:

When fear dominates childhood, memories turn to nightmares. 

Childhood should never be dominated by any kind of fear because that spoils the essence and innocence of a child. Girls even today are not safe in the country where Durga is regarded as the supreme strength of Goddess. If a girl is standing on the road or even sitting in an office, she does not feel safe. An 11 year old girl returning home at 6pm waiting near the bus stop does not mean that she is available to molest. A girl walking by the streets in jeans doesn’t carry a sign board that she has no issues if humiliated. 

The girl in this picture has the fear in her eyes because she knows she is being noticed. She is standing beside a shop maybe waiting for her father but just because it’s dark the man standing next to her stares her with all his lust. Just because she is a girl that doesn’t mean that anybody has the right to master to soul. She is the one who can control her life and she does not deserve to be felt inferior. 

This little girl today develops a fear in her mind that girls are not safe in this society. People still have the fuedal mentality that if she walks after 6pm or is independent then she is available for any sort of nonsense. In return girls are asked to get reserved and stay at home in order to avoid problems. But why can’t the boys be taught that they should behave themselves and respect all girls and women. Why girls live with a fear of being touched wrongly? Is this the kind of society we have formed for girls where they can’t feel safe? Just because they want to be independent, they have to pay the amount of their self respect? If this is the society then it is better to give up on such people and mentality. 

                             STORY 6:

When aspirations to touch the sky reflect in the eyes. 

At times children are much more than what one thinks. We always assume that children are innocent and don’t think as much as an adult does. But sometimes they teach the most wonderful lessons of life just in their own way. Their eyes reflect what they think and their actions express them. They are so innocent that for them the idea of becoming something in life changes on a regular basis. 
One day they might dream of becoming a doctor and the other day if they see an engineer, they aspire to be an engineer. When asked about how much do they love the moon and stars, they wish to become an scientist. Their ideas of achieving something in life change like the seasons. The sunny day will be for doctor, the cold one for chef and so on. They don’t know what they actually have to do but they love everything they try to do. 

Seeing this camera he might have thought of becoming a photographer just because the camera was attractive to his eyes. Maybe he doesn’t even know the meaning of anything that people say, but he knows that someday he will become something great. Someone as great as people will remember him for what he was as an individual. He knows that the world respects people who are successful and he knows there are innumerable ways to it. Somewhere deep down he is sure that God has one way for him as well.

                               STORY 7:

Lonely eyes looking for the answer to many questions. 

It is not less than a curse for a child to feel loneliness at the age when she needs to be happy. It feels sad to know that not every child is blessed with the comfort of childhood. Some of them just see childhood around them but in to feel it. Those eyes looking for the reason why she is unable to play and laugh. A question that arises in her mind regularly that for what reason is she punished like this ?

She keeps moving barefoot looking for the happiness she didn’t recieve. Longing for the love of a mother and the shoulder of a father, she has grown helpless at this young age. A sweet little angel, looking for love and care but gets only loneliness. She stands her expecting someday somebody will come and lend her a hand of support. 

At the age when children are taught to have faith in God, this little girl started to lose faith in the existence of God. She started to question that if there is anybody who actually listens then why her prayers are unanswered. She has a heart full of pain which aspires to laugh, play and live life to the fullest. She still hopes for a day when the sun will actually bring light in her life and finish the darkness that she is adapted to. 

                              STORY 8:

Say cheese!! But the focus was stuck to the chocolate in the hand of his friend. 

Chocolates are the lifeline of a child. They can miss anything but they can’t afford to let go of their chocolate. This little boy was not much interested to smile because he was keeping an eye on the chocolate his friend had. It was just the last piece left and he was in a hurry to grab it. Childhood has many memories of eating chocolates with getting our clothes and hands all brown in chocolate. But that was the real fun of eating a chocolate. That is art every kid is born with. They know how to enjoy every piece of chocolate to the fullest. 
Children are very possessive about their things. Be it their toys, paint colors, chocolates and even friends, they can never share it with anybody. Even though they know that sharing is a good habit, they never share it easily. They have that right to authority and nobody can deny that. Everybody kneels down in front of their innocent deals and imaginary contracts. Maybe that’s the reason people never say no to children because they are full of love. 

                             STORY 9:

Situations dominating childhood, steals away that innocent smile. 

Fate is unfair to many people but when it is unfair with children, it saddens. This little boy was not blessed with his fingers in the hands. He holds that pain of being slightly different form other kids. Where all of them can play cricket and eat food, he just weeps on that fact that he can’t. He has no knowledge of the rules of this society but he feels bad when he is treated differently. 

Even after facing so much and not having his fingers, he sells vegetables. This stall is his only means to money, clothes and also his bed. He has no one who can stop him from doing this labor work and get him into a school. We often feel that our childhood was beautiful and the case is the same with every child. Some children don’t even know the meaning of a happy childhood. 

There are many such young ones who in the age of playing and laughing are crying and working despite of their disabilities. Why does the society seem to categorize them as disabled? Just because he does not have his fingers doesn’t mean he does not have a heart that longs for love. Chained by both fate and society, this little flower of God did not learn to bloom in the sunlight. 

                             STORY 10:

Vacations are to play then why should we study !! 

These silly kids who have been playing along the streets suddenly got a glimpse of their tuition teacher and started to hide. They say why should we study in the vacations when they are meant to just play and relax. All of us at some time of life have been children and we all have done this stuff with our tuition teachers. People reading this blog must be having a smile on their faces when maybe they must have done the same thing. Hiding behind walls to avoid studies in vacations, making excuses of stomach aches and running to a friend’s house were all the tantrums that happened. 

This is the real essence of childhood. They are like free birds living their life, completely ignorant to what the society says. All they know is that they are here to love and live the life they have been blessed with. The fun of hiding from tuition teacher, stealing mangoes and running away were actually the most lovable things of childhood. 

All of these clever kids are waiting for the teacher to leave and then they can continue with their game. They all know these days are precious and they won’t return. All of us still have our eyes teary when we think of those days where nothing could stop us. We all were like this, free birds flying high. Falling and then getting up again to fly higher. This is childhood, the most beautiful part of an individual’s life. 

                             STORY 11:

Is being a girl such a punishable crime ? 

The most dark side of childhood that I’ve come across was this story that made me cry. These are seven sisters who have been abandoned by their parents because of the fact that they are girls. They are facing the harsh phase of life. They wish to sleep in their mother’s lap and walk with their father but they find their birth a curse to their family. These seven are each other’s strength and are angry over their fate. 

They wished to get captured in this image because they want the world to know that even if they don’t have the support of their parents, they will one day surely achieve success and prove that girls are no less than boys. They wish to tell the world and their parents that they are capable of doing everything that will bring them respect which they lost because of this society. 

In this young age, they have so many questions to ask. They question that is it a crime to be a girl ? They question that why are girls treated as inferior to boys ? They question that why are men termed as the masters of the society ? They question that why can’t they be accepted by the people who gave birth to them ? Innumerable questions with answers that cannot be explained by anybody. 

                          CONCLUSION 

Childhood is the most beautiful part of the life of an individual.The smiles, the memories everything is eternal. No matter how old we grow, we always have a hidden child inside us.No matter what happens but the memories of being a child and living life stay alive foerever. Even today we say that we want to re-live those days of childhood where there was love without judgements and care without barriers. Where everything was just simple and innocent. Where the only thing that mattered was HAPPINESS AND TOGETHERNESS. 

Thank you for reading this blog. Please share and I hope it struck a chord with your memory lane. 

As they say, some masterpieces have the essence of pure art, culture, tehzeeb and peace. Bara Imambara stands to be the most unique form of architecture in the history of Indian Culture. The interior of this monument gives the peace and satisfaction of a great dynasty that prevailed. It has the most extraordinary interior designs with beautifully crafted art. Also it stands to be the only place with a maze, the Bhool Bhulaiya which holds the history of being the most amazing invention ever. The imambara is said to have the divine calmness in its existence. 

The Imambara has this beautiful long terrace that gives the view of the entire city. One can just walk through the terrace and get the most beautiful memory to cherish for a lifetime. The cool breeze with that peace of divine art gives the most stunning view. If one wishes to find peace with a beautiful view, this place surely serves as the first choice. It can give the best ideas, ideologies and the feeling that the beauty of culture is eternal. 

Apart from the Bhool Bhulaiya, there is this bowli or the multi step well. It is beautifully designed for the consumption of water. It has a unique architecture and is one of the most amazing ideas till date. Also it holds these little balconies to add to it’s flavor. The Bara Imambara was basically built for the purpose of employment. After a long period of famine, people were left unemployed. In order to provide work, Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula started the construction of this monument. The Bara Imambara is known to be the identity of Lucknow. People from all over the world explore it’s beauty and cherish it for a lifetime. Capture it in a camera or in a diary, it leaves an eternal mark of true art in the heart of its visitors. 

THE BARA IMAMBARA FROM THE CITY OF NAWABS- LUCKNOW 

Amidst the twinkling atmosphere of the City of Nawabs, Lucknow stands this outstanding work of architecture and beauty. Lucknow is known for its tehzeeb, pehle-aap ideology and the love for it’s long inherited culture. The people of this city are too much in love with their Awadhi lifestyle full of delicious food, being the most favorite part. They hardly have time for anything negative. Everything about this city is full of positive essence and unity. Lucknow believes in keeping the old cultural flavor of the city alive. 

This monument is a must visit in Lucknow. The beautifully crafted Bara Imambara holds the pride of being the most unusual yet amazing piece of art. It was built by the Nawab of Awadh, Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784. It was and still remains to be the most tremendous piece of art and culture reflecting the true essence of the Awadh era. Bara means big and Imambara means a shrine built by Shia muslims for the purpose of Azadari. 

It is inspired by the design of the ornamental Mughal Mosque. The hall of the monument has the tomb of both its architect and the sponsor. The architect Kifayatullah and the Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula lay beside each other for years now after the foundation of the Bara Imambara. Legends have many stories of people disappearing in the bhool-bhulaiya of the monument. Many secret tunnels have been shut down due to this particular reason. Stories say these tunnels lead to Delhi, Faizabad and the shore of Gomti river. Lucknow is know for the this masterpiece of architecture truly depicting both culture and the extraordinary art which has an eternal essence. 

LUCKNOW STREET DIARIES – 14th PART

When you aim at the stars and aspire for the moon, the eyes say it all. Dreams are not discriminated by caste, religion, culture, color or gender. Every person has the equal right to dream and also to cherish their dreams. Nobody in this world has a control of what one’s aspirations are. People even today say that a middle class child cannot dream of a luxurious life. But the fact is, what is wrong in doing so? Everyone has their dreams which they strive for. Every child dreams of something extraordinary and tries to achieve it anyhow. Even if he knows that it might not just be possible to achieve it that easily, he can still dream of it. Dreams seen with open eyes always have the power to come true. 

Every child is unique and as a talent of their own. Some dream of becoming a painter, scientist, journalist, dancer, etc. They dream of achieving the highest possible heights in their fields. Apart from this they dream of a better society. Their eyes dream of a society free from social and cultural barriers. They dream of a world where there is no discrimination on the basis of caste, religion or gender. They dream of WORLD PEACE. They aspire for a government where they only serve the nation selflessly. They dream for comfort, National unity and. They wish that the world is free from corruption, rape, gender discrimination, color discrimination etc. They aspire to become successful so that they can bring a little change in the society and perform their duty as the youth of the country.