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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

the way you follow
a bee on the lookout for 
love that yields nectar 


Linking it to Haiku Horizons where this week's word prompt is 'Follow'

Friday, 24 July 2015

Have you ever chanted 'Kabbadi Kabbadi...' either while playing or watching a game of Kabbadi? Rarely, right? But with Pro Kabbadi League, which started last year and which is getting bigger and better in scale, interest and entertainment, many of the Kabbadi lovers have started chanting 'Kabbadi Kabbadi'. So, myself, who has started taking a keen interest in our National Game, didn't want to miss a chance interacting with the three superstars of the Patna Pirates team.

So I was quite excited to meet and interact with Rajesh Kumar, who is the captain of our National Kabbadi team as well as that of Patna Pirates team along with his teammates Ravi Dalal and Girish Ernak. Along with them, was Shyamal Vallabhjee, a sports scientist, signed up by Volini who will be associated with the Patna Pirates team to look after the fitness of the players.

The meet started with fellow bloggers, all energetic and eager to meet the trio of the Patna Pirates team. The interaction with them was very insightful with lovely stories of them playing Kabbadi since years and how they have sustained pain and many injuries during those years. This is where the association with Volini, India's no. 1 doctor recommended and used pain reliever comes front in helping them stay fit and away from pain. In fact, Kabbadi is the second sport with which Volini is associated with, after a successful association with Marathons across the country. 

Kabbadi is turning out to be a sport with huge mass appeal and connect but the chances of the players sustaining pain and injuries is extremely high. Also, it is an action packed game where one needs to recover quickly and be ready for the next game. So, to bridge the gap between the players and pain, Volini, aims to consolidate its position as a pain relief expert.  

During the Q&A session with the trio, it was understood that the more quickly you chant 'Kabbadi Kabbadi..', more swift are your actions and reactions while playing the game. So it is necessary to focus on the game and be 100% fit and full of energy while playing the game.

Also, as we all know "Pain is the defying factor in deciding fame", which is true in sports like Kabbadi and it is where Volini, the no. 1 doctor recommended pain brand becomes the pain relief partners of Patna Pirates. So with Volini by your side pain does not stand a chance.

Subodh Marwah
Commenting on the Volini’s association with Patna Pirates, Subodh Marwah, Vice President & Head Global Consumer Healthcare, Sun Pharma said“Kabbadi has a mass appeal and connect. This particular sport also has a huge incidence of pain and injury. Thus, there was a need felt of a pain relief expert to enable players to bounce back quickly. Patna being  the national Kabbadi capital and the only city in the country which has a separate Kabaddi stadium , we feel proud to be associated with Patna Pirates team as their official pain relief partners. 

Commenting on the Volini’s association with Patna Pirates, Shayamal Valabhjee said: “ProKabaddi is the hottest, new sporting attraction in India. But Kabaddi as a sport is far from forgiving on the body. The sheer physicality & brute power needed to execute those complex, explosive movements are simply astounding. To be a successful Kabaddi player, you will need power, razor sharp reflexes & split second decision making, but above all, you will need to endure pain - physical pain. It’s a sport in which only the strongest survive & the strongest are those who don’t give pain a chance.”

So it is safe to say that @MyVolini is playing a vital role by helping sports players fight pain.

Below are some of the photographs that speaks about a one of a kind event and interaction with bloggers, where a bit shy team members of Patna Pirates shared some lovely anecdotes, their struggle and what Kabbadi means to them.

a grandiose sweep
coiffured tresses and voguish 
molten lava cake

For: Haiku Horizons. This week's prompt word is 'Sweep'.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

He swiped his key card, quickly pushed himself inside, locked the door and laid his back on the neatly done king size bed of his hotel room with his legs left hanging from the corner of the bed.

The scorching heat had him completely drenched in sweat as beads started to trickle down from his forehead over to his earlobes and onto the quilt.

He had his eyes closed as he felt the cool breeze all over his face, but strangely there was something that was making him highly uncomfortable.

After lots of moans and groans, he finally opened his eyes to the naked sight of a tall chiselled man, eyeing him in lust with a mixture of water and sweat dripping from his body.

'Did I just entered the wrong room and probably got tricked or something', he thought initially, but brushed it aside as he welcomed the man with a wild grin to another round of burning the bed sheet.

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. This week’s word: SCORCHING

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Fresh as a rosebud  
Desirous and enticing
Showered appearance

Shared with Haiku Horizons

Monday, 13 July 2015

In times of struggling to make ends meet, we are usually left tired after a day's long work and at the end of such a day we usually resort to some relaxation techniques. Some simply prefer to sleep to give rest to the mind and body. Whereas, some prefer to practice yoga or some form of exercises to calm the mind and heart for better concentration and relaxation of the mind. But, I usually prefer to listen some music as it helps me in healing the worn out issues and helps me in connecting better with my mind and heart. When you have both the mind and heart at sync, 8 out of 10 times you won't regret a decision that you have taken. So for me listening to music becomes extremely important after a day's work.

Although, I have plenty of playlists, which I have set depending upon the mood I am in, but here I have chosen a playlist which usually makes a non-dancer like me to at least shake a leg with my spouse. I am pretty sure she won't mind me dancing with her as long as I try to match her moves and bring both of us to the state of liveliness.

So here is my playlist of songs which will provide me an instant dose of liveliness...

'Sarkai Lo Khatiya'  is an old song from nineties featuring Govinda and Karishma Kapoor. It had become a huge hit during that time where a bedroom song was picturized with some quirky lyrics in it. So if you know the lyrics or have heard the song, you will definitely agree with me that the song definitely makes you come out of your worries to the state of liveliness, at least for me. Also, no wonder, the song helps in providing a wonderful night, just in case. :P  

The second song ' Sato Janam Tujhko Paake' in my playlist is again from the nineties and featuring the same actors. But this time the situation is different where the actor refers to plenty of actresses to woo her actress by doing some dance steps that I still try to mimic. So this is the second song, although most of you might not like or agree, but, this song helps me to come back to the state of liveliness whenever I listen to it. 

After having a number one dancer in my playlist of that era, it is time to have another dancer who probably is the number one dancer of the present era. Hrithik Roshan, in a song, 'Tu Meri' from Bang Bang, has some of the most exhilarating dance moves along with the peppy music that sees me trying to ape the steps done by him and failing miserably. So to compensate it, I try to sing Karaoke where I try to bring back myself from the state of tiredness to the state of liveliness. 

'Woh Ladki Hain Kahan' is an early twenties song which has a soulful music which syncs well with simple lyrics that has me singing the song every now and then whenever I miss her. Along with that, it has some easy dance steps which I can perform well and eventually bring myself back to the real me. 

This song had me dancing with my spouse at one of the 'sangeet' function of my cousin and hence I can safely include this track in this playlist. The song, 'Aivayii Aivayii' has some really peppy tune to it that fills me up with instant energy. 

Well if you don't have 'London Thumakda' in this playlist then this playlist will definitely be left incomplete. With simple dance steps, superb lyrics and engaging beats, this song can surely lift anyone's mood including mine and bring me back to the state of hope and liveliness.  

'O Womaniya' has both of us singing and dancing whenever it plays on the television. It is a kind of a song where you really don't mind dancing like no one is watching and showcasing some of your steps which can put the Shaimak Davars to shame. Yes, for me, this song works wonders. 

'Gallan Goodiyaa' is another such song which has kept me hooked right from day one when it was played on music channels on television. With super star cast grooving to the beats and dancing, it literally makes me feel to stand up, sing, dance and come back to the state of liveliness.

'Chittiya Kalaiya' is again one such song for me that upon listening it truly refreshes me, pushes back all the worries and makes me live in the moment rather than being so much obsessed with worries and work.

Just as you have the above video featuring Alla Arjun and Anushka Manchanda making sure you are at your liveliest best every time you need to be, the above 9 songs ensure that I stay fresh and at my liveliest best. What are yours?

“I am blogging for #MaxFreshMove activity atBlogAdda in association with Colgate MaxFresh

Friday, 10 July 2015


She kept switching sides while hugging her pillow tight, resting it just above her heaving chest. 

For the 'n'th time she checked the 'gallery' folder in her cell phone and viewed their lovey-dovey image. 

Left so engrossed in visualizing both of them together, hugging, pleasuring each other and making out, that she could not hear the sound of the main door opening with a noise. 

He tiptoed slowly into the dark, went towards her room and spotting her lying on the bed, the intruder leaped towards her, placed his one hand on her mouth while the other hand started undoing the buttons. 

"I love you", she said in parts catching her breath in between and he left a wicked grin.

Writing for Five Sentence Fiction. It is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie Mcferrin posts a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. This week’s word: THIEF.