The E-mail Notification(Short Story)

At the end of the Day, Ravi, tired of the office schedule,seated himself on the driving seat,and was clamping up the seat belt,when the email Notification Tone,paused him. He swiped off the Notification bar, “THIS MOTHER’S DAY MAKE YOUR MOTHER FEEL  SPECIAL ONE OF HERSELF”. Ravi was freezed. Lost in thoughts, He is reminded of the Annual Day of his school in Delhi.

The blurred thoughts, cascaded infront of his eyes,like an old movie running in sepia colour mode.

A Lady dressed in A Red Saree with floral patterns on the borders, with her one hand, asking way to cross the road, and the other hand held the small delicate fingers of an 8 year old kid, who even did not know that one day he will be doing the same to his own kids,while at present he was not aware,how to cross a busy road. 
While the traffic flowed through the main road,just like a caterpillar flows through a small leaf, we don’t that’s fast, but actually it is; his Mother held him close to herself. The kid hugged his Mother’s legs, somewhat horrified by the fast moving traffic.

After the next 10 minutes,the kid and his Mother reached the School.
His Mother kept motivating the kid and was trying her best to make the kid remember the dance sequences and the small speech that he had to present before the entire school.

The Programme started. It included a Prayer song, followed by a Cultural Dance, Principal’s Message on the Annual Day, and the performance of the kid.

It was the kid’s turn.
With shaking legs and heart beating enormously fast, he set himself on the centre stage.
He had a Mic infront of his lips. He had a view of the entire school, it was huge, it was enormous, stage fright gripped him like anything, his lips froze, his hands shiverred, his sighs were audible because of the mic, he breathed heavily, his ears were plugged.

He was blank. Completely Blank!

He did not know what he should say. For the intial 30 seconds, he was paused.He closed his eyes.

” C’Mon Son, You Can Do it! “, a faint but powerful voice pricked his ears. Suddenly, his eyelids were set open. It was his Mother.
A sudden impulse of Confidence, Strength, and Power ran through his blood vessels and the brain.
His hands Stopped shivering. He now held them in attention mode. His gripped legs, instantly gained strength to hold the stage firmly. His frozen lips were not frozen any more.

” Good Morning, Everyone. Respected Principal Madam,teachers,Parents and all my dear friends….”
He continued…and never stopped or paused, until his performance was complete.

An applaud was garnered upon him.

After the performance, he asked his Mother, what magic did she do.
His mother said, ” Its not any magic, Its called MotherHood! “

‘Pooo…’ sudden honking, brought back Ravi into present day.

He called up his travelDesk in his office.
” Hey, can you get me tickets to India, ya.., please do so, at the earliest. Yeah, keep the documents ready and hand ot over to Mark, I shall collect the same,at the airport itself.”

Ravi reached the airport collected his documents,Passport and boarded the plane.

The next morning:

” Knock, Knock “
” Who is banging the door so early in the morning ?”, the lady said.

She opened the door with a screerch with her plated and wrinkled hands.

He was Ravi! The lady was her Mother.

” Happy Mother’s Day Maa”, Ravi and his wife said in unison handing over his kid into his Mother’s lap.

Her face was brightened. Radiance suddenly, wrapped up in his eyes.
Her eyes glowed up.

Her joys knew no bounds.

She was Undoubtedly, the Happiest Person in the world!

Dont just wish your Mother on Mothers’ Day,rather
Find some time, Hug your Mother tight and express how much you Love her!
It may not necessarily be the Mother’s Day but any Random Day.
I tell you she will be the Happiest Person in the World!

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Not just kids!!☺

We can learn so much from Children. The kids, not just today, they have been acting smart since ages and in a way they actually are smarter than the Adults! Don’t believe me, just talk to any kid in your domain and you shall not be surprised when you frame the same opinion, as I do.

The way they approach the things, is probably the same, any Soft skills orator and Motivational Speaker would tell you to follow up, Confident and Enthusiastically. 

The zeal they show for learning new things is unparalleled. Afterall, when you were a child, you did the same.

 Just drive down the memory lane and you can find a lot of answers that you are in need of at the present moment.

Just try to learn something good from the Children. Believe me, they are one of the best Teachers!! 

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The school bus!!😊😣🍕😇☺😕🙋😀😊👍

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Amidst the cacophony and honkings,

A yellow bus seemed to emerge before my eyes,

It seemed so familiar, it seemed still so close to the heart,

The moments of solace spent there, 

The journey of life learnt there,

We learned to live, we learned to play,

We learned to convert random topics to a full length newsroom debate,

We learned about ourselves and our fate,

That moments of Singing songs

That moments of Dancing on the school trip,

That moments of comfortable cozy atmosphere in winters,

Those cool gusts of breeze in the summers,

And a lot of memories,

Some refreshing, some painful,

Some emotions stained, some words still retained,

Small moments of Love, and small moments of misunderstandings,

Some spectacular smiles, some beautiful people,

Those I shall never forget, those I never WANT to forget!!

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The kid and the squirrel!

School kids often do many annoying things to climb upon your nerves.

Like….Shouting, Shrill Voice yet loud Conversations, Asking so many questions(sometimes those beyond their age!😎) and Not settling at a single place for more than a minute. 

Two minutes time given. Close your eyes and imagine all of these.

Okay! Imagined.

However, the kid who draw my attention was not at all like these.

He was a small, cute boy probably studying in Kindergarten, sitting near a Banyan tree and quietly eating his lunch.Amidst the cacophony of hundreds of children, some jumping, some houling, some running; and this boy was totally confined within himself.

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Meanwhile, A little squirrel was making marathons from one end of the courtyard to the Banyan tree. Probably, looking for some food to feed her young ones, as there were three other little squirrels but very quiet,just like the small boy. 

The boy was observing the squirrel and had perceived clearly that the squirrel was not able to collect the amount of food she needed. After seeing it for another five minutes, the little boy dropped two little cookies and went away at a distant place where the squirrel could not see him. 

As the squirrel came near the tree, she found two cookies broken into small pieces(as the boy had dropped it down) so that it could easily carry the same to her children.

The little boy who was hiding beside the tree started clapping and was overwhelmed with joy. His little cheeks turned pink with smile. He was in a state of Bliss!

I learned a very important lesson from the little boy.

Life is really fragile, we must handle it with care and compassion!

And that what gives you happiness, you must never refrain yourself from doing that,keeping in mind what the time demands!!

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The school bus!!😊😣🍕😇☺😕🙋😀😊👍

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Amidst the cacophony and honkings,

A yellow bus seemed to emerge before my eyes,

It seemed so familiar, it seemed still so close to the heart,

The moments of solace spent there, 

The journey of life learnt there,

We learned to live, we learned to play,

We learned to convert random topics to a full length newsroom debate,

We learned about ourselves and our fate,

That moments of Singing songs

That moments of Dancing on the school trip,

That moments of comfortable cozy atmosphere in winters,

Those cool gusts of breeze in the summers,

And a lot of memories,

Some refreshing, some painful,

Some emotions stained, some words still retained,

Small moments of Love, and small moments of misunderstandings,

Some spectacular smiles, some beautiful people,

Those I shall never forget, those I never WANT to forget!!

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Those were the days : resumed

Kids of 80s and 90s (Part 2)

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We knew a little about the world,but all we knew, itself formed Our World.

The days which marked our ‘years’ of our childhood,were far more like an age.There were limited rules,limited people, limited knowhows, limited emotions and unlimited,carefree fun and frolic, cries and learning, ideas and imaginations!

We had little resources, but we lived each day with enough fervour and enthusiasm, enjoying each moment , though unaware about scholastic and philosophical aspects of ‘Enjoying each day’. We loved our comic characters like our family members. Each doll and each teddy in our house had already proclaimed its existence as a family member,when few of us wrapped our hands and legs around them,at bedtime.
Many of us even carved out the characters from paper or cardboard sheets and maintained a gang of superheroes to challenge our friends’.

We did not hold any bias of rich and poor,high or low castes, above status or below status. We just gleamed out of the fancy world of desires and taboo, to understand the only thing that the guy/girl sitting on the sand hill on the beach is our friend, and we made all sorts of Sand castles playing in dirt and enjoying the Sun.

Someway or the other our Outdoors were a more common place for fun and frolic for us, unlike today when outdoor games have definitely faded away, with their footprints on the sands of time.

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