Ayesha's Diary

La vie est belle

To escape the heat, I was looking to hire a taxi or an auto-rickshaw as soon as possible. But, the roads were already deserted with just a few people here and there. Standing on the road side, I was kind of getting impatient. I finally…

An encounter with old world charm

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From a jampacked schedule during my travel to Kerala last year end, I was fortunate for getting the opportunity to visit new places. One of which was this beach in Thrissur. What I expected and what I found was completely different. A serene and beautiful…

Paradise

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A man whom I will call Akash, came rushing with a suitcase in his hands. Behind him was a young woman, let’s call her Vidya. He checked for their seat which turned out to be next to me. Seeing me, I could sense that he…

Silence

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She studied all corners of the small clinic. The walls had been converted into shelves housing all kinds of medicines. In between, lay a table and few chairs for the patients and visitors. Dr. Ryan was attending to a patient. She took a corner seat,…

No less than a musical event!

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I strongly believe, that if there is anyone who can make you happy, then it has to be yourself. No money or person can bring you the happiness which you would get by investing in yourself. I never let go of any opportunity that would…

Take a little time for yourself

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During my visit to Kerala, one of my relatives took us to the St George Orthodox Koonan Kurishu Old Syrian Church, popularly known as ‘Koonan Kurishu Pazhaya Suriyani Palli’, which is situated in Mattancherry, Kochi. When I thought about the visit to a church, I…

Koonan Kurishu Old Syrian Church

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This picture is from my first visit to AmigosIndia. If you are a visitor in Delhi, this is the best place to stay and experience the culture. Check out the website for more information.

Happiness is Home made

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My younger self, To you, I owe my life, my world, and what I am today. I am thankful to the little dreamer in you who always reminded me of this beautiful world and the endless opportunities that were ahead of me. You made me…

Letter to my younger self

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It has been a couple of months now since I last posted about my move to a new city. And since then, I have been trying to find opportunities to sit and write but haven’t been successful. Today, with much determination, I logged in to…

Celebrating my 5 years with WordPress

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Despite of all the rush, happy to have found opportunities to go back to my childhood memories.. Counting the little chicks, or chasing them alongwith Grandma.. Life was so careless back then, though it’s only now we realize.

Travel clicks

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Christmas brings to me beautiful memories from my childhood. Known to be an average student during my school days, getting an entry into a school activity was always hard to believe. The first one to name was preparing for a Christmas carol along with a…

A Silent Night

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It was my first visit to this church. But something went wrong with the timing and I was late in reaching for the Holy Mass. I lit a candle and prayed and was appreciating the person who would have kept the bouquet. The sight itself…

Let it be..

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I moved to a new city recently. Having spent most of my life in one city, thinking about a change was a difficult decision to make. But what comes with it is a whole new set of challenges, adventures and experiences of a lifetime. Here’s…

A new city

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Home ๐Ÿก is my sanctuary. I not only get to spend time with my family but also to be near to nature. My home is located in the outskirts of the city because of which it is unaffected by the hustle and bustle. Whether it…

Sunshine โ˜€

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Am I the only one who faces moodswings with writing? There are times when I want to keep on writing and then there are times when I can only think of catching up with good sleep whenever I can. ๐Ÿ˜ด It’s been super busy lately…

Hello again

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Here’s mine. What an amazing way to pay tribute to Alan Kurdi, and to the many refugee children who are caught in the trap of homelessness. It’s unimaginable what they are going through and the efforts required to rebuild their lives for a better future.…

Sea-Prayer

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Last weekend, after lunch I stopped by the Belgian Waffle to buy waffles for my niece and nephew. Going through the menu and deciding what to buy is always a pain with the fancy names. So I decided to go by the pictures and whatever…

Food for thought…

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An off from work on a weekday is truly a bliss. I slept like a log the entire day. It’s when I woke up in the evening, I realized how much I was deprived of sleep. I made myself some coffee and as usual sat…

I’m watching you..

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“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one” ~ Mother Teresa. Happy Monday Dear All, It was a peaceful and a relaxing morning today. My mornings usually begin with good and relaxing music. I think it helps so much to set the…

Books, and a dream

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I sent this picture to a group of my friends and asked how the picture is. While I was expecting a “Wow” surprisingly, the first one to respond said – “This is just mud, what do want us to say?” That’s a fair response, isn’t…

What do you see?

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If you believe in angels, they are around you in the form of your close friends and family and so is the belief in evil. A human has the potential to bring out both either the best or the worst in you. That’s why it…

Belated Happy Friendship Day!

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“Everyone in this world is striving hard for happiness but the strange fact is that the happiness we strive hard for comes in our life when we give it to others” ~ Mysterious Senses I’m sharing a wonderful advice shared by a fellow-blogger. Do check…

Where do I find happiness?

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Finding a reason to be happy? To feel energized? To be determined? To be grounded? Watch – Fatemah Qaderyan speak about her journey. The stories of refugees and there struggles have always moved me. These days, we have a tendency to feel bad about our…

Be inspired

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Can’t believe it’s the last day of the month. I’ve always felt this slow pace in the first six months of the year. The second half just flies with so many festivals, public holidays and many occasions to celebrate. ๐ŸŽ‰ And now, I’m already waiting…

August

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I was watching an interview of Anjali Menon. A well-known and highly respected director and writer from Kerala. One thing that really struck me was the efforts she made to make a positive environment for her crew. To her, it’s not just the outcome but…

Koode

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I always love getting into conversations with my 4 year old niece because of her cute and unfiltered responses. Last time we met, I got to learn from her that brain is in the stomach. I couldn’t stop myself from ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚. But seriously thinking…

Unfiltered

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“Me, I wanted to live up to my name and be happy. That’s not to say I wasn’t annoyed, but everyone should have a bird singing inside them as well as a crow cawing” ๐Ÿฆ ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ˜Š ~ Happy Liu From Happy Dreams A Novel…

Happy Liu..

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Last month I got an opportunity to participate in several events organized as part of our company’s Community Impact Month. One of which was a session for the budding women entrepreneurs from rural background. The objective was to provide them an overview on the ways…

Bloom ๐ŸŒธ ๐ŸŒท ๐ŸŒน ๐Ÿ’

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To all my fellow – bloggers. I hadn’t been active since a couple of weeks. I did receive a few nominations for various awards but I’m really sorry for not acknowledging or posting it. Really thankful to each one of you who thought of nominating…

Bonjour!

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The third and the final one. I’m inspired by everything that has an Arab touch to it so naturally music ๐ŸŽถ comes first. One beautiful Arabic song that I came across a few months ago is “Be yourself – Kun aanta” by Humood.ย  Do watch…

The lyrical challenge ~ Day 3

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Thankful to my dear friend, yes my dear friend on WordPress, Aprendiz for nominating me for this wonderful challenge. Music and especially songs have an integral part in my life. If I am asked of a closest lifeline it will be my favorite songs in…

The lyrical challenge ~ Day 1

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Is a place and time like this.. Nothing to feel stressed about, no reason to rush.. Just stay still and enjoy the moment..

What we need..

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Life is a gift wrapped and breathed into us on our birth-day and each day in our lifetime it surprises us in special ways. ~ Ayesha

What is life?

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Just a few hours ago, I posted my blog on the Liebster Award. Now, I am so pleased to write a post on “The Blogger Recognition Award”. The only difference is that I’m self-nominating myself ๐Ÿ˜› because I was nominated for something else by a…

The Blogger Recognition

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It has been raining awards lately and I don’t know where to start. I am so overwhelmed by the support of my readers especially to ApprendiZ for nominating me for “The Liebster Award”. Even though I was not one of those who ever had a…

The Liebster Award

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Check out this wonderful post. via Grandmom! ๐Ÿ˜—

Grandma

I am pleasantly surprised and grateful to James A. Best- Author for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This is the first time I’ve been nominated for this award and it really feels good to know that my readers are appreciating the content. Do…

The Sunshine Blogger Award

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A few years ago, I remember what a huge fan I was of Don Moen‘s songs. Each song I heard him sing was like a divine voice talking to me. But today, it has become different. No matter how much I try, I don’t feel…

Does that happen with you?

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Couple of weeks ago, I got an opportunity or rather I would say, I took the opportunity to attend a workshop, that was themed as “Partnering with Life” As the name itself speaks, the workshop was all about embracing life by adding different flavors to…

A re-introduction –

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The way you see is the measure of the world ~Rumi Both the title and the verse credits to “The Illustrated Rumi” A new translation by Philip Dunn, Manuela Dunn, and R. A. Nicholson

Spiritual vision

Originally posted on Ayesha's Diary:
Ramadan is my favorite time of the year just like Christmas, Easter or Diwali. No. No. I’m not disclosing my faith here. I’m just about to share my story with one of them. My love for Azaan began when…

Ramadan Kareem

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Originally posted on newtoneapblog:
I know Iโ€™m doomed to die; Maybe today, end of the day Or some other day if not today; Somehow, Iโ€™m doomed to die. I donโ€™t want to fight for fame, For fame does not long remain; No matter we name…

To die is certain

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Originally posted on Katie Kay!:
Hello, my wonderful readers! I wish you an incredible Friday and an even more incredible weekend. As I’m writing this, there is a stray thunderstorm booming above my house, but it is acting as the perfect backdrop to my introverted,…

WHY WRITING IS GOOD FOR YOU (top 4 reasons)

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Language, considered to be the most common way to communicate and converse. When left to a completely new place without the fluency of the local language, it leads to a fear for survival and the dire need to know the basics. It has been no…

An Unsolved Mystery :D

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Originally posted on World of Words :
She never understood why people were raving about selfless love.. Unconditional, purest form of love, they called it !! She mocked them all inside her heart, For the grass was always greener on the side !! She, herself was…

Selfless (?)

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Originally posted on World of Words :
She never understood why green was envious, For her , theย  lush greens were the most pacifying sight .. Or why blue was always depressed, ‘Causeย  nothing more than a blue sky couldย  brighten her day .. Why was…

Colours of life

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Originally posted on World of Words :
“Mommy…. “, came the little one running to her. “I want you to draw a picture of shadow for me “, she demanded. She didn’t quite understand the mysterious smile that Mommy gave her as an answer to her…

Shades of Shadow

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Indeed, time is precious.

Time