Author: Aparna Rao

I'm a wanderer, writer, poet, photographer and music lover. Love telling stories - especially photo-tales :) :)

World Soil Day

Today (Dec 5) is “World Soil Day” – a day demarcated to bring attention to soil pollution and erosion. Needless to say, it’s a very important day! Feel quite strongly about this topic because my father was a soil scientist – I also have a lovely farm view from my new apartment and get to…

Moronization for Dummies

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. – Bertrand Russell Sharing an article that I posted two years ago on polarization (moronization), popped up in my FB “memories” today! I generally don’t post anything on politics because sooner…

On Kindness

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. – Albert Schweitzer Sharing a link to an interesting article and have highlighted some of the main ideas below: – Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. – Being kind often…

Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr (1885 – 1962) was a Nobel Prize-winning Danish physicist who was born on this day (Oct 7). He was also a philosopher who promoted the scientific temper. Here are some of his interesting and witty quotes: *Every great and deep difficulty bears in itself it’s own solution. It forces us to change our thinking…

A New Beginning….

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose … not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember. – Anne Sullivan

Music is the Original Poetry

Wrote these lines while listening to some soulful instrumental Rabindra Sangeet in a restaurant, during my recent visit to Kolkata! Amazingly touching and inspiring music that communicated without words or voice, and made it very easy to write……..should get hold of the collection for more inspiration…. 🙂 😉 After years of promises and aeons of…

Pingali Venkayya

Today (August 2) is the birth anniversary of Pingali Venkayya – the freedom fighter who designed the Indian tricolor or our national flag. Venkayya was a Gandhian who had met Gandhiji when he was a young soldier in the British Army in Africa. He belonged to the village of Bhatlapenumarru in Andhra Pradesh and was…

Munshi Premchand

जीवन को सफल बनाने के लिए शिक्षा की जरुरत है, डिग्री की नहीं| हमारी डिग्री है ~ हमारा सेवा भाव, हमारी नम्रता, हमारे जीवन की सरलता| अगर यह डिग्री नहीं मिली, अगर हमारी आत्मा जागृत नहीं हुई तो कागज की डिग्री व्यर्थ है| ~ मुंशी प्रेमचंद (To lead a successful life, we need education but…

When You Walked Out

When you walked out Life lost all its poetry as I wandered through time Never found symmetry or the joy sublime that made me want to write in ecstasy and delight PS: Photo of rain strewed Parijat flowers on a path in the monsoon.

The Daydream

I invited life to my desolate home and you walked in disguised as love filled my days with delight and laughter thought the joy would last forever But the castle crumbled into the air the daydream ended in a nightmare Love’s an illusion and life unreal yet those deceptive moments made living worthwhile

Hussain Sagar – Heart of the World

Spent the last few days in Hyderabad (India) on some work and also managed to do some sightseeing. Here are some pics of the Hussain Sagar lake clicked from my room. It’s a beautiful and historical, heart-shaped, artificial lake built in 1563 by the then Sultan – Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah to supply water to…

On English in India

Writing this article in response to someone who made fun of someone else’s English on my Facebook post….. I’ve been posting on this page regularly for many months and you might have noticed I believe in writing in simple, colloquial and easy to understand (hope I’m succeeding) language, and and am not really interested in…

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