The Sun Will Rise Again

I can hear you cry..

I can see the tears..

I can feel the pain..

I can sense your fears..

But there’s something you should know,

That you’re not all alone..

Standing right there by your side,

I’m your friend, I’m your own..

So let’s hold on.. Let’s hold on..

Let’s hold each others hand,

Let’s hold on.. Let’s hold on..

And together we will stand,

Even the darkest night will end..

And the sun will rise again..

Even the darkest night will end..

And the sun will rise again!

Let's hold each others hand
Let’s hold each others hand

The worlds have crumbled down..

Broken homes .. Broken town..

Innocent lives snatched away..

The sound of sorrow all around..

But the hope will never die,

And the spirits will survive..

Brick by brick we’ll build it all,

If we keep the faith alive..

So let’s hold on.. Let’s hold on..

Let’s hold eachothers hand,

Let’s hold on.. Let’s hold on..

And together we will stand,

Even the darkest night will end..

And the sun will rise again..

Even the darkest night will end..

And the sun will rise again!!

Nepal
Nepal

Kahile pachhi nahatne Bir Gorkhali!

कहिले पछि नहट्ने विर गोर्खाली |

Jastai dukha ma jutna sakne Bir Gorkhali!

जस्तै दुखमा जुट्न सक्ने विर गोर्खाली |

Adhyaro ma balna sakne Bir Gorkhali!

अध्यारोमा बल्न सक्ने विर गोर्खाली |

Aai parema datna sakne Bir Gorkhali!

आईपरेमा डट्न सक्ने विर गोर्खाली |

The contents in this post is written and sung by Gaurav Dagaonkar as a tribute to all the Nepalese in the disastrous Earthquake of 25th April, 2015.The copyright of the pictures is not mine either. Credits to the wonderful soul who took pains to put the pictures together :)

An unfortunate daughter

Dear Mom,

I came across the scar of the cut on my wrist and it left me wondering about all those moments I had with you and without you. I can never explain what it felt like growing up without you. Whenever I needed you, I was all alone. You were never there, Mom. Neither to fix my hair, nor to comfort me on my first period or pack my tiffins to school. You never showed up for my birthdays or attended my school functions or went shopping with me. You weren’t there to read me bedtime stories and make me sleep peacefully in your lap. I always had an emptiness where you should have been.

You never saw my tears, all those lonely nights I cried. You never knew my dreams, my thoughts, my favorites, or anything about me. Not days, not weeks but years have passed by without you here anymore. When I see other girls laughing with their moms, I envy them. I long for all those mother-daughter things. And you know what Mom, the moment you left, I lost my dad too. No one knows how hard it is for your own father not to love you when you’ve lost a mother.

Since childhood I have kept all the things to myself, ain’t got anybody to share. Every problem, and I faced it on my own. Mom, do you know that I topped my 10th grade? Do you know that I have an entire showcase filled with awards? Do you have any slightest idea why I committed a suicide and have been in depression since so long? I’ve got cut scars all over. Do you know I skip meals and don’t even get enough sleep? I have post traumatic stress disorder because of the things I have lived through. See, I have so much to share.

It could have perhaps been way better if you were here. These years without you have been really difficult to live. I cried, I tried suicide, I screamed.. did you hear? No! coz you were never around. I try to look forward to the future but I am still trapped in those painful memories of the past that haunts me every now and then. Yes, you could have stayed instead of making things more worse and it hurts to see that I wasn’t enough of a reason to hold you back.

You have hurt your little girl. But hey Mom, I have been smiling hiding these tears behind in front of everyone, trying to be brave. I keep lying to myself and others that I’ve gotten over you and your absence don’t really matter, but it does. And how much? only I know that. They say time heals everything but for this, it doesn’t. It still hurts. After all these 15 years, I still break down, I still cry for you, but no one seems to care.

My feelings for you are so dumb, sad, angry, upset, trapped and what not. You can never make up for this pain that has been within me for this long. My life has been hugely affected by these, but you’re still unknown. You were supposed to be with me, encouraging me and protecting me, but you left me out Mom. But still if I could get one thing I wished, it would be you. Though you could never make me feel what having a mother is like, on this Mother’s day, I heartily wish you be the happiest wherever you are and hope you remember me and our blur memories together.

Happy Mother’s Day!

– An unfortunate daughter.

 

 

The Earthquake

Nepal Quake: Toll rises to 1200.

Dated 2072/1/12 B.S. (25th Apr,2015) around 1200 people were killed in the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal making its epicenter in Lamjung district, some 76kms away from the capital.

The capital Kathmandu massively affected by the quake that started at 11:56am. Tremors were felt across the region, with further loss of life in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and on Mount Everest and many other districts of far and mid-west. Various historic monuments including Dharahara, Patan Durbar Square, Basantapur Durbar Square, Manakamana, Gorkha Durbar Square, Rani Pokhari have been ruined. It has hugely affected the residents and the highways too.

While some monuments have already been reduced to rubble, eyewitnesses reported that others have cracks and could collapse. However, journalist Nalini Singh said that the sacred Hindu temple Pashupatinath has not suffered any damage.

“Renowned Shri Pashupatinath temple complex in Kathmandu has suffered no damage, is safe, according to reports” she tweeted.

After the earthquake struck, frightened residents came out into the streets. The casualties are being treated on open areas as there are still possibilities of next quake hitting anytime soon. Mobile phones and other communications have been disrupted. The dead bodies have been trapped in the ruins and rescue teams are digging through the rubbles to find the survivors.

“We need support from the various international agencies which are more knowledgeable and equipped to handle the kind of emergency we face now,” Information Minister Minendra Rijal.

Aids from various organizations inside and outside of Nepal are being provided. People are  sharing the helpline numbers and making them widely available through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

“A total of 10 people, including foreign climbers, were reportedly killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday”- a Nepal tourism ministry official said.

“At least 1100 people had died in the quake, and that more than 1,700 injured… At least 539 people were killed in just the Kathmandu valley” a national police spokesman said in the evening.

Four major and more than 60 minor earthquakes have been experienced within 9 hours, according to the locals. This is something that doesn’t even need words to be described. It’s devastating, even a stone heart would cry. I personally extend my deepest sympathy to the bereaved families in their loss and pray for the departed souls to rest in heavenly peace.

God bless the mankind.

Some of the pictures that were captured around the nation.

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The Path You Have Chosen

The path you have chosen is surely the tough one,

It’s difficult to walk through, it’s a rugged one,

But it’s not something impossible, not a clueless riddle,

Just fight through all the odds when you are in the middle..

All it calls for is determination,

And a need to overcome that temptation,

Take a deep breath and work hard,

Act a little smart &  put all your heart!

If  you win, people will only praise you,

Without even pondering what you have been through.

Only you’ll know what and how you have achieved,

When you push yourself to your limits.

You have to complete this journey, be swift,

When needed, just do the drift,

Surpass all negativities that attack you,

And let that amazing feeling of achievement attract you.

Don’t worry, it’s not something which you can’t do,

It’s hard, but focus on your goal. It’s all up to you.

No matter how everything may look obstreperous to you,

Or the circumstances around may confuse you,

You just need to be more strong,

Coz’ this hardship ain’t staying long!

It’s the dusk you are going through,

And soon there will be dawn,

Never lose hope, just be calm,

For you to give your best, this is the alarm!

Keep up the dedication throughout,

In between don’t think of any rest..

Never quit or give up,

till you complete your quest.

Just soothe your mind,

Let your intentions be kind,

It’s never too late, you still have time,

That’s the gist of this rhyme.

Relationships

Relationships are a collage of compromises, commitment, adjustments, trust, care, sacrifices, maturity, understandings, patience, tolerance and unconditional love. It’s smeared with tears, laughter, smiles and sprinkled with beautiful moments spent together. It’s not all about happiness but also being there for each other when sadness creeps in. It’s all about two people who are madly in love with each other and have a strong pertinacity to make their bond work by enduring each other’s imperfections, overlooking flaws and cherishing the differences.

Distance isn’t a big factor in relationships, communication is. Relationships require communication. They can’t flourish without proper amount of communication. Even though you’re far, the heart still cares but lack of communication can lead to doubts and misunderstandings. Also while communicating, the substantial problem is that we don’t listen with the intent to understand. We listen to reply. Expressing ourselves effectively and listening properly is indeed very essential.

For the relationship to work, we must remember that it should be continued in the same way when it started. Sometimes people who are not equally spiritual counterparts, make changes in themselves in the hope that making these changes will help to coagulate their relationships. This usually results in a person not being happy in their relationship later on because they realize that they must continue to act as someone they really aren’t, to give their relationship a chance to work. One way to never face this in life is to always be who you are. Show your significant other from the start, the things in life that you really care about. If they really love you, they will take interest and encourage you to be that person instead of someone you aren’t.

Grooming each other is the sign of most strongest relationships. Your partner should see the light inside of you and believe that speck of goodness is worth holding to. If you are with someone with whom you feel a connection, who makes you giggle until you have tears in your eyes, who melts your heart with a simple smile, who works to make you happy, who plans a future with you, understands you and your moods, loves and cares for you truly, helps in your overall growth, then you’re with the right one.

The most troubling consequences of falling in love too fast is losing who you are in the process. Whatever the circumstances, give your best. No one is perfect. Tying to fake up and act a perfecto never helps. Be the real you and cherish the differences you have. Appreciate the efforts they make for you. Treasure the moments. Make them smile. You don’t have to give them flowers or gifts or the entire world to make them happy. Just make them happy by sincerely giving them “you”.

Maintaining a relationship needs a great effort. Leave no stones unturned so that you don’t have to regret for not making good of what was once with you. Forget the world and be with the one whom your heart desires. Life has a really long way to go. So, be with someone who can make you smile. There is no need to rush for anything. If something is meant to be, it will happen. In the right time, with the right person and for the best reason.

केटि फकाउनु पर्दा खेरिको फुर्सद

केटि फकाउनु पर्दा खेरिको फुर्सद,
अनि पछि त्यै केटि फकिएपछि
उसलाई समय दिन नसक्ने त्यो व्यस्तता ।
पहिलो दिनमा जति पछि लागिन्छ,
त्यति नै मिहेनत पछी चाहिँ किन गरिन्न ?
मन नै त हो, त्यही आस गरिरहन्छ,
जुन मिहेनत देखेर मन पराईएको हुन्छ,
बिस्तारै सेलाउदै, हराउदै गएसी के होस् ?
त्यै माथि छोरी मान्छेको मन,
सानो कुरामा चसक्क हुने,
कुन कुरामा कति बेला दुख्छ,
बुझेर पनि बुझी नसक्नुको,
बाहिर राम्रै देखिन्छिन ऊनि,
भित्र के आंधी चलिरको छ थाहा हुन्न,
तर छोरी मान्छेको मन, चाडैं फक्किईने
जति जे भन, कराउ, थर्काउ,
एक चोटी मायालु स्वोरमा बोलेसी पुग्छ,
सारा दुख एक हाँसोमा भुल्ने त्यो मन,
तेस्लाई फकाएर मख्ख पार्न खोज्ने
केटाहरुको त्यो सुरुको प्रयास,
केटि फकाउनु पर्दा खेरिको त्यो फुर्सद
अनि पछि तेइ केटि फकिएपछी
उसलाई समय दिन नसक्ने, त्यो व्यस्तता।

Ah Pity!

The flower doesn’t give happiness,

the thorn has its place in,

happiness alone is not a life,

the sadness mingles in.

 

Our relation is alike –

the two river banks,

with sad hearts and soul,

going towards where the deep calls.

 

The temple of trust – you broke,

only thinking it to be a pile of dust.

The dagger thrust on my broken heart,

to find you kneeling elsewhere.

 

The dawn, noon and dusk,

I yearn to see you.

Changing the words of love,

I feel like talking to you.

 

Then the sickness turns up,

thinking of you.. trying to understand,

I am in a trance,

with your thoughts and plans.

 

Shall I sing secretly in your ear;

my heart’s saddest song?

To rapture your soul eternally,

with the sadness of past.

 

Ah!.such a pity!

to live with your habit,

even wine doesn’t leave me,

only you are my trust.

The unborn girl

Month One… Mommy, I am only 8 inches long, but I have all my organs. I love the sound of your voice. Everytime I hear it, I wave my arms and legs. The sound of your heart beat is my favorite lullaby.

Month Two… Mommy, today I learned how to suck my thumb. If you could see me, you could definitely tell that I am a baby. I’m not big enough to survive outside my home though. It is so nice and warm in here.

Month Three… You know what Mommy, I’m a girl! I hope that makes you happy. I always want you to be happy. I don’t like it when you cry. You sound so sad. It makes me sad too, and I cry with you even though you can’t hear me.

Month Four… Mommy, my hair is starting to grow. It is very short and fine, but I will have a lot of it. I spend a lot of my time exercising. I can turn my head and curl my fingers and toes, and stretch my arms and legs. I am becoming quite good at it too.

Month Five… You went to the doctor today. Mommy, he lied to you. He said that I’m not a baby. I am a baby Mommy, your baby. I think and feel. Mommy, what’s abortion?

Month Six… I can hear that doctor again. I don’t like him. He seems cold and heartless. Something is intruding my home. The doctor called it a needle. Mommy what is it? It burns! Please make him stop! I can’t get away from it! Mommy! Help me!

Month Seven… Mommy, I am okay. I am in God’s arms. He is holding me. He told me about abortion. Why didn’t you want me Mommy?

…the unborn girl

 

Every abortion is,
One more heart that was stopped.
Two more eyes that will never see.
Two more hands that will never touch.
Two more legs that will never run.
One more mouth that will never speak…

 

 

 

 

 

(unknown…)

Unconditional Love

I believe there are always some special ones in everyone’s life who just give all they can, to provide fuel for your journey towards your ambitions, happiness, comfort and everything which benefits you without expecting anything in return. Today, I have few words which most of the times are understood, sometimes forgotten, sometimes wished to express but did not get a chance, and sometimes not even said or thought about when it was much needed. Well, I wont delay it any further in expressing these feelings and thoughts I have for those two very special people of my life – My Dad and my Mom.

You’ve been with me through all the crossroads of life whenever I didn’t know the way to walk. I could never even pen down even half of what you have done for me. Putting my happiness over everything, be it my favorite chocolate, my dress, tv show or my studies, you guys never considered it secondary. Be it learning to cook or ride a scooty, you’ve been with me whenever I needed. May be I was rude and complained some times, but I do realize that you have always given me the first priority and invested upon me to the extent you could. You believed in me when the rest of the world saw me with doubt in their eyes. People consider me “good” today – all bcoz of you. Everything I am, is because of you. Parents love is unconditional and you guys make me wonder this beauty of love.

If only I could give you back one fold of what you’ve given me, I’d be glad. I am proud to have parents like you. For all the sacrifices you have made for me, for your efforts, supports, blessings, love and care all these times… Dear Mom and Dad, I LOVE YOU! Thank you so much for everything. Thank you for all the happy memories. Thank you for the unconditional love and care. Thank you for investing so much in raising me and making me this able. Thank you for all the hugs and shoulders you provided whenever I broke down. Thank you for waking up the night I had my exams or I felt sick. Thank you for all those known and unknown sacrifices you have made for me. Thank you so much for your efforts in my upbringing. There are lots I am grateful to you for, I’d fall short of words.

I may not have ever said you this, but seriously you guys have been the greatest support ever. Without you, I’d never have existed(literally yes!) but the way you have been there for me, it makes me grin and feel that I am the luckiest daughter ever, and you guys the best-est parent a child could get. I heartily thank you and hope that someday you too will really be proud to have me as your daughter.

Big beary hugs and sweetest kisses to the two awesome people of my life!

Yours ever loving daughter,

🙂