Storytelling.

We all grew up listening stories, didn’t we? Remember the nostalgic times when our granny huddled us close and sang us some wonderful lullabies and all those tiny tales which made us smile? Things have changed a great deal and these days, kids do not just want to hear stories, but hey they do the telling too!

So here I am going to take you on one such remarkable journey wherein the tiny tots at my home, made me a little toddler as they narrated me a story in their own little vocabulary which mind you comes packed with a lot of slipped words and cute errors!

It was a dark night and the thunder was blazing like a hot unruly mess. I came back home late and I was dead tired I was mentally wondering at the chores I still needed to do and I really wanted to untangle myself and de-stress and sip one cup of smoking hot coffee and get to bed.

However, as soon as I opened the doors to my home, I was greeted by a huge flashing projector. On the projector were some cute little pictures. I didn’t really know what they were; I tried to adjust my vision as the rest of the room was dark.

As I slowly tried to process what was happening, I saw all the tiny tots lined up near the projector and one by one, they came and told me the tale of one heroic mom who fought like a valiant soldier just to make sure that her kids were all safe and sound.

They had made use of some of the 3D pictures which were played on the projector and each one of them came up and told something about how women are the true fighters and why we need to appreciate them.

Mind you, the little kids at my home span all age group and they are from 3 year old who can barely whisper to the tantrum queen 16 year olds who often bury themselves in piles of makeup. Regardless of everything, each one of them came and narrated cutesy tales and I could see how vivid their imagination was.

I turned around and I knew that it was my sister who had planned the whole skirt but it was the kids’ who painted their imagination paint wild. The story finally ended with the message, “we love you” and I knew that I was in tears. There are moments that become memories and there are memories that define the life we live.

Often life rewards us with a lot of small and big moments that are made precious.  So, do your bit and spend time with the ones you love. Storytelling is an art and you need to excel in it. Let the little children be expressive and enjoy how their imagination gets vivid. With the Colgate magical stories, kids can do a lot more than simply listen the stories. There is a lot of magic in actually narrating them too.

Catch more details here.

Rains.

The falling drops
Are here again
The sky is painted in lilac
The heart draped in red
The shining stars seem
Lost in singing the dreamy lullaby
Inching closer together
Never to drift apart
Two banks of a river
Crisscrossing the stones
The collision is beautiful
The union shall amaze
Even the stars will say
I wish I lived this story too!
Not every plan permits
Not every smile has a reason
Not every poem speaks
Not every line rhymes
Yet, all falls in place
When the tiny fingers entwine
Perfectly they fit
Perfectly they remain
The rain pours again
French delights
Memories infinite
Here to stay
Forever the same
One step more
A lot awaits as
The rain reigns again

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Beginnings.

Let us go
A little somewhere
Between the stars
Amidst the twinkling dots
Sandwiched between the floating clouds
Draped in memories tonight
Let us not blink
Just stay
Stargazers and wanderers
Dreamers and lunatics
Entwined amidst fingers five
The lashes too begin to smile
Desserts and French delights
A moment frozen in time
Reflected from the sky divine
Places different, sharing the sky
The moon whispers our lullaby
A little somewhere
Between the stars
Underneath the lines
Our story resides
Beautiful beginnings
Begin to rhyme

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Popular Stickers – Review

In today’s generation of quick messages and instant chats, we are all hooked to our smartphones. How often do you send someone a message rather than call them up because it is just easier and smarter?

I recently came across an app called Popular Stickers which makes it so much easier to bring your conversations to life. For all the Whatsapp junkies out there, who are looking to take your conversation to the next level, here are some of the finest stickers you can use.

Let me give you an honest and unbiased review of what the app looks like and how you can use it.

The use of the app

Popular Stickers is mainly for bringing your conversation to life and jazzing your messages. We all know how much people love sending images and other media to their friends on Whatsapp or Facebook. So, with the help of this app, you can send pictures, cool texts and even merge both of them to make beautiful messages and heartfelt greetings and send it to your friends and relatives.

Let us now see the working of this app.

To get started, download the app by visiting this link of android app store here

Once you have installed it, you will be asked to choose the language

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When you have finalized the language of your choice, the next option is to choose a gender.

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This option helps you in finding content that is tailored as per your gender.

When you have selected both this preliminary options, you will see the main page of the app. Here there are multiple categories which you can choose. The selection of the category is done quite beautifully as this will help you pick messages based upon the emotion you are feeling.

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You can choose any category you wish and then you will see a list of different images under it. You can scroll through the list until you find the one that seems to fit you.

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When you choose any specific photo that is tailored to your need, you will then find a lot of texts underneath it.

The presence of multiple texts will help you choose the one that seems to be best for your use.

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The app offers you the option of sending

  • Just the image
  • Just the text
  • Both text and image amalgamated together

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When you hit the send option, you will find multiple options. You can choose which way you want to send. I chose to send the message via Whatsapp.

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The overall performance of the app is perfect and I faced no difficulties whatsoever.

The database of this app is quite diverse and ever since I have downloaded it, I manage to entertain my friends with some random pictures and texts and all they do is wonder how I have such an amazing collection.

Pros of using the app:

  • It doesn’t consume a lot of space.
  • It is extremely easy to use
  • Multiple options of images
  • Well segmented into different categories which make image and text selection an easy job
  • Easy option for customizing the images/texts
  • Multiple options for sending the images

Possibility of improvement

  • More categories for messages could be added
  • More language options can be integrated
  • Animated images could be added for more fun

Final words

Overall, I have been extremely satisfied with this app and I love using it. Ever since I downloaded it, I have been sending texts and images to my friends regularly and we have a lot of fun.

If you too would want to spice your conversation and add a little zing to it, I recommend using this app.

You can download it here.

 

The First Spring

Same day. Another year.🙂

A Shade Of Pen

~~Some poems are special.. They just are. I wrote this, feeling myself  after a long long time~~

For so long, I coated

My feelings in false laughs

As I joked about what I felt

But,

Finally, when I bared it all

I was prepared for the heart to hurt

As I knew I was treading all alone

I knew it was but a single walk

Little did I know that God had smiled

And gifted me some happy times

As my feelings were returned

And the words were exchanged

My smile- well I can’t describe

How my heart leaped and TODAY

For the first time in all these years

I believed the compliments that

Otherwise always seemed false

We may not have our tomorrows together

But, thank you for giving me “The TODAY”

Finally, my poetry has a name

And the rhymes I make

Are no longer insane

I know not how long…

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Urban Cross – The New Hyped Car!

Whenever you are buying a car, there are so many things we all want to check and analyze because it isn’t just a goddamn car, it ends up being so much more. The Datsun Redi-Go is one of the much-hyped cars which seems to be all set to become the car of the year.

The manufacturers promote it saying,

Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross – Datsun redi-GO – the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.

Does it really deliver all that it promises? Let me share with you three of its top features which make me crave to own this beast of a vehicle.

Killing it with the exteriors

The Datsun Redi-Go is surely a very well planned design. It comes with flashy exteriors that will make it look like the ultimate king on the roads. It has the forward styling that resembles that of a crossover. It breaks the conventional stereotypes and has its own modem and functional design. The silver touch further adds to its appeal.

Not only this, the D-cut Grille adds to the touch of quality which this vehicle has and the increased height of the stance surely adds to the comfort factor as well.

The interiors

If you thought that merely having great exteriors is not going to serve the need either, you need to know that Datsun Redi-Go comes with really impressive interiors as well. It is spacious and with a joint family like mine, it comes in handy.

The spacious design means that I would be able to take all my family along and we could have a whole lot of fun. For every music lover, the dash is worth dying for. It is nicely arranged and the tachometer too has the refined touch. The fabric seems to be inspired by the sport look and will give you the much-needed thrill as well.

The sheer bliss of comfort

In the end, one of the main reason as to why we all want to buy a car is because we crave for that extra luxury and comfort. The 5-speed manual transmission means that driving this car would be a piece of cake and definitely a beauty. To all those number lovers who are likely to check the statistics in one go, you have the drive right in front of you that will display the distance, mileage, fuel and whole lot more. Even the shift indicator is easy to use.

So, I definitely have my own reasons to bag this car and I can’t wait to own it. I know that the moment I would have my Datsun Redi-Go, I am going to take it for a ride to the Victoria memorial early in the morning with my cousin in there because it is about time that they can see what an excellent judge of cars I am.

I would test it for its amazing performance and design and would like to impress them with what an amazing pick I managed to have. Datsun Redi-Go is surely the car to watch out for.

To know more about this urban cross, check out the details right at this link here.

NaPoWriMo – Day 15 – “A Second Shot at Redemption” – A Poetic Duet by TooFullToWrite & A Shade Of Pen

OKAY
So this came a bit too late.

but, We make a tradition to write a poem every NaPoWriMo and David always does bring out the best in words.

Here is the melody of what we strummed some time before.

David’s blog is a sheer paradise. Be there and get your bone tickled.

toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

Well hello there people.

We’ve officially made it to the halfway point!

Let’s get naked and throw a street party!….No? Just me? I must say, this is jolly awkward. OK then….please pass me a towel and avert your eyes then.

Welcome to Day 15 of NaPoWriMo and over at napowrimo.net HQ, the prompt is all about either doubles or halves (but not both at the same time or you will be back to where you started).

Since we are talking about doubles then it seems to me like this is the perfect time to write a duet. I’ve teamed up with A Shade of Pen, we have a tradition where we always write a duet for the NaPoWriMo season so enjoy this heartfelt piece and comments are welcome.

(And if you are not already following A Shade of Pen’s blog then what are you waiting for, she is longing…

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