Now it is story time.A simple story,I have from the tough time of lock down,it is not easy to be home,managing school going children suddenly at home full time,along with husband work from home,in between all this finding time for my growth path like studying ,applying for jobs for career change,at present employed part time.
My 8 year old son,who is fond of having friends to play with him,suddenly he is finding hard to manage it, and as mother I found more harder because with the guilt factor overtaking in me .In my case as Mother unconsciously, I become like need provider all the time,what strikes me that my inability to accept the situation,so that I can make easy for my son to accept it. My relationship with my son started showing weakening signs,I started blaming myself “Why I didn’t make more independent personality?”.All past time acted as catalyst to weaken even more and began that dance of life that you we don’t want to see.
I just stopped & accepted this dance and asked myself in order to standstill & still feel bliss,I need to get above the happier dance as well that will follow later.I took out the “As it is ” gem was buried inside me to let me feel the real dance.“As it is ” straightway brought me to yogic mind state and started showing the path of solution with lushful nature around it.I realised the need to have more understandable conversation with my son putting my all past thoughts,difficulties of present aside and to be part of solution.
What is your story of accepting “As it is”?
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After a very long time,I enjoyed so much watching a TV series “Bhaage Re Mann” on Netflix. In the below media,I am posting a beautiful song by Vibha Saraf for the drama.At the very end of this post,I have shared a small trailer as well
What is this TV series about?
It is a family drama and is suitable to watch with family.The story plot begins with an extremely busy family in preparation of youngest daughter marriage and yet they don’t want spare any moment to refresh their memories related to not just daughter but overall how happily life has been so far.
In the middle of hustle bustle environment,a guest came about whom no body knows except Anjali(mother) & Ashok(father) and Raghav (next door neighbour) and in no time it is found that this guest is actually Aunt(Padmini) as she is sister of Ashok. All the young adults of family get excited when they learned peculiar things about such a full of life their Aunt MiniB(nick name) and can’t get wait to get her know more.
Padmini left her home 20 years ago in the middle of her own wedding time,she was confused,not ready at all, in addition to this she sought help from bridegroom Raghav(her best friend as well) but nothing was worked out satisfactorily.Now after 20 years,coming back to home,how she weaves the carpet to rest her feet on,proved a must watch story.
Overall I would conclude that each episode is given the reasonable pace using elements of humour,family concerns,relations,romance etc. moves the story interestingly to hold the audience.
This book is very old and Tagore’s hand writing along with an old stamp is absolute bonus ,feeling so lucky to borrow from the local library.
I must say this book is deep work of consciousness.The writer’s acceptance of his inner and outer world with full grace,glorified situations on positive note every single time,with his all time favourite companionship of nature.So far I have read only around 40 pages but I can feel an intense stillness which made its path through acceptance and deep realisation of life.Before the actual chapters begin,there is an essay on personality of Tagore gives insight how he found his bonding with nature in its fullest expression.These lines showcases,how he witnessed silently
“Sometimes I would pass many months alone without speaking ,till the voice grew thin & weak due to lack of use”.
The essay summarises influencing factors and how Tagore’s consciousness progressed towards using literature for country’s well-being resulted in opening a school in the lap of nature named as “Shantiniketan”.This video gives a good presentation of the place’s art work with Bengali language in the background.
This line touched me“I know that I must pass through death.God Knows it is the death-pang that is tearing open my heart”.Tagore had given death a liberating and an eternal truth face,clearly reflects how much he was in pain when surrounded by death of family members.As an artist,he took death as clay and moulded completely into a different shape.
I completely feel that I would be hunting lots of words to do full justice with the book review in the next post.
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One thing is absolutely clear that this book had been written in very much free time,heavily garlanded with poetry that makes me very jealous of writer simply because I love to feel time.The sluggish pace of story revealed that fragility of bachelor’s club members in keeping the vow of celibacy life long.
The frequent poetry and in between all Rasik Dada(big brother) ,non member of club emerged as the carrier to move story making fun via taking advantage of his age factor,romantic sense and this all got supported by poetry & nature.Although I was feeling that it is getting bit stretchy,but turned this to make rounds of tea/coffee.I would do little more leaking of story, how two new characters admission to Kumar Sabha Nirmala & Abalakanta put pressure on other members via their devotion towards taken social cause task.
In the last 30 pages,story picked the pace welcomed by Aksh again with his all time round joking habit and no doubt rasik dada’s timely comedy interruptions played key role to open doors for all the characters(friends and family) come together under one roof to witness different emotional stage guilty,realisation,happiness.
The last line for Kumar Sabha members ” Don’t expect you will be spared later” gave the last dose of laughter.
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This book is definitely full of comic sense and on the top of that the work of poetry is an added gem.
Now the question is how it proves?
The setting of story starts from the conversation of Aksh(husband) and Puro(wife) gives headstart in terms how Aksh previous member of a bachelor’s group vowed to never think about women ended up in marriage.
Aksh ‘s character did the very good job of filling the conversation with four lines of poetry every time when other characters are confused or in slight anger especially his wife. I would agree,A merrier person that even the married men will envy,these lines in book completely suits him.
I couldn’t find any media attachment in English. The dialogues between Aksh and prospective bride grooms were not just hilarious but reveals the full hippocratic nature which ended by another funny statement of Aksh that “as soon I slapped their back their tails began to wiggle”.The story had been to the point so far and a family’s way of doing comic sense reminds me time when brothers,sisters and other relatives all sit together,pull each other legs from memories or from a family situation.
Reading this book reminds me of the time when I was watching TV series of Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai,a family comedy,in which different characters or different situations fueled more excitement and laughter.I don’t have relevant media but this trailer of Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai(second version) will give you idea the crazy stuff I am enjoying.
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One Sunday afternoon,when I was walking through the lane of books,not sure which book to pick up,suddenly, I got stopped by the first glance of the title and cover page of book.The first impression,is that book is quite handy,has quick quotes to read beautifully illustrated with nature pictures on the left page.I carried this book a lot,whenever my husband was driving during hectic schedule of going out in school holidays.
It is a new concept to divide overall quotes on the basis of four seasons of weather,linked to thoughts/feelings accordingly.The story telling pages on how to enjoy life,friendship,helping strangers,you are soul etc contributes in boosting the fact these are the ways to unlock love within us and guardian angels supports us in every possible way.The last story of winter season especially Christmas time made me feel very heavenly imagining snowfall in night time in which character paying great attention to snowflakes to feel message from loved ones.
The book is definitely written with confidence, highlighted for not doubting the first thought comes for helping the strangers. One Saturday afternoon,one of my friend’s 9 year old daughter came for play-date and had a glance on the book,she immediately asked me,if she can read it,she took no time to ask her mummy if she can borrow or order this book. I am posting an interesting interview of the writer.
My personal view is that even though you don’t believe in Angels/God but the book is simply worth in the sense to feel strength that there is always help around you and we just need to be more responsive by simplifying ourselves.
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The second part of book review,I can say that it is discovery of inner self in relation to sudden changes of life that relates to mainly charu and bhupati.
I would say if you are more interested in quick pace of story and want to eagerly know what is going to happen in end then I wouldn’t recommend this book,as after dramatic change of situation the remaining story becomes dependent on two characters,unaware of how to fill the void came between them,writer has taken the liberty to elaborate compressed feelings leading to nonacceptance of each other even though they can clearly the see window of their each other eyes which got absolutely cleaned via tears.
I am posting this video of gorgeous Amrita Puri who played the role of charu in the TV series of Stories by Rabindranath Tagore.
In addition to this, Satayajt ray’s black and white movie CharuLata does full justice to the story.The very last scene in which charu holding letter of Amal and broke into tears supported by background music of fast coming train symbolises how the speed of time has shaken-ed the nest,loved it.
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Initially, I was thinking to review this book in only one post,but as I am reading more and more,the way the characters are playing around and story is setting different interesting plot,it is unfair to do that.
First of all,I would start seeing this story from the perspective of the women,who is not into complaining nature for husband Bhupati for being completely immersed in work because Charu’s thirst for literature/studying keeps her upbeat to life and that’s why entry of third character Amal(brother-in-law) in her life who has same interest sows the seeds of relationship.
Somehow,I am not willing give any name to this relationship because the way Tagore has given the blossoming nature to this,free from obtaining any standing in each other’s lives, it is simply based on fascination of ploughing land of poetry. I would describe in my words,as the story progresses the playfulness increases reflects writer’s affinity towards when in relationship people look for one excitement after another based bearing each other’s tantrums, making deals,also how entry of third character Manda(charu’ssister-in law) adds more twist,it all established beautiful links to make a memory book.
In between all of this how secretly a nest was building both in charu’s and bhupati’s heart and how they felt that when it was broken via different life situations.
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Not all stories have happy ending as we all look for but also some stories have just normal turn to end it means character got satisfied through journey ,which left me thinking was that supposed to be the end or may be, I should just understand the essence of whole writing ,the way at that time human understanding/society works and enjoy that.The last page of Dhan ki bhet was full of climax and shocking in the sense how the life came back to the character in respect of what misdeeds he did. Anmol bhet got me emotional in the sense how a father in repentance of losing his master’s son, came to the decision to give his own son to the master and left silently.
While reading Aparchita,the the middle part story has a big turn which empowered the character of daughter’s father at the sensitive moment of marriage,specially in the time when the story was written,followed by vivid imagination of lover using rain season,beautiful night time and lots more to cherish.There are lot of books by the author in English for that,I am posting some links to buy.
Enjoy the story world,it is really amazing to feel part of great writer’s work,also you connect with story but keeping the fact you need to enjoy maintaining a distance with it gives best of both world.
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