CLOSER TOWARDS DREAMS OR REALITY

Arushi Mathur- Brbun Illustrations

I opened my eyes to see the morning nestled in heaven
with the sun wearing his prism glasses glancing over at me
The rainbow hinted clouds swam ever so smoothly
over the shoulders of the mountains decked in specks of snow liberally

Ah, I wondered what season was it,
having a frame of snow laden mountains in a hot summer?
I rubbed my eyes to get a proper glimpse
to make sure it wasn’t just a fantasy dream or slumber!

My feet were tickled by the chrysanthemums, lilies and the roses
nudging my toes to quickly go under the cocoon of the greens
Did I reach the gates of the paradise so beautiful
That my soul suddenly desired to scream!

I gathered the mist inside my palms
Pearls of pristine white crystal dews
Cascading along with the chirping birds
A song of peace and tranquility they crooned

I felt an enigmatic rush of divine bliss
As the feeble current of the waters rowed
In a little lake amidst in this heaven of nirvana
Glittered and glowed wearing a majestic silver robe.

I drank a few sips of the nectar-like potion
While the icy wind passed by to its next travel distantly
I sat in the womb of a divine universe
Filled with its unique aura and miraculous simplicity.

In a while, I find few others join me in this retreat
Absorbing the vibes of this land of ethereal sanctuary
They too had come along to experience
The heaven on earth’s pristine glory.

Now, you may sure contemplate and wonder
Was this a dream after all?
Dear friend, these are just my penned words in tribute
But look carefully at that scenic beauty you enjoyed a while ago,
Weren’t you too present there afterall !

P.S- I wrote this poem inspired by a wonderful illustrator- Arushi Mathur- Brbun Illustrations

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‘VERUSCHKA’- your exclusive haute couture collection by payal kothari

Get a chance to live your dream- Design your own shoes!

A one shop destination that binds your heart and soul ( read-sole) at Veruschka.A Haute Couture Collection that redefines “Fashion” and “Availability” for any occassion.

Today,the millennials opt to style their outfit with a good pair of footwear, comfort is one of the top-most priority at the end of the day.

You need a Bella and Khloe in your Life”

A BORN STAR –CHARMING BELLA
ONE WHO MAKES HEADS TURN- THE STUNNING KHLOE

Well, what makes Designer Payal Kothari’s Veruschka exclusive is its uniqueness, brilliant craftmanship and most importantly the right chord that is struck with their customers.

“Having sensitive pair of feet, I had mostly worn closed shoes or peep- toes until then. My first experience was for my engagement day shopping and later Veruschka’s were the go to for my wedding day too.”-Elvira.

Payal Kothari invites us to a wide range of Haute Couture Shoe Collection that caters to Women, Men and Kids.The quality of attention to detail, customer friendly approach with offering the best products instantly earns her more brownie points.

GO DESI, ADD YOUR OWN AURA WITH ‘TESU -MINT GREEN
WANNA ROCK THE PARTY , DANCE WITH ANGELIC ‘TABU’

Party with Gigi,Victoria, Kiara or choose a musically inclined collection of Floyd and Elton

As most Women love to experiment with looks and accessories, Veruschka is just a perfect companion!

The beauty of this Impressive Design Store that we can vouch for are :

  • Sleek
  • Stylish
  • Personality driven
  • Modern Contemporary
  • Personalized
  • Durable
  • Feet friendly

Today, where handcraftsmanship has lost its sheen, Payal Kothari and her team make it possible to upscale our goals with the right choice that would be our prized possession.

LOOK WHO IS MAKING A STATEMENT-THE VIVACIOUS CHELSEA!

The fact that you could personalise right from the style of shoes- wedges, flats, pumps, heels, etc, you get to choose amongst the varied collection of fabric, leather, foam, cushion and distinct range of pearls, studs, sparkles etc to contour your feet for any occasion. Isn’t it just amazing and flattering to select a palate of colours with accessories just as we design our home?

Uplift your personality at this Shoe Carnival !

The Veruschka’s who have showcased their unique named collection in various social events, festivals and shows, being a frontrunner in this space have recently launched their flagship store at Khar,Mumbai !!!

Wedding shoes custom made by Veruschka
My Wedding Shoes- Custom Made @Veruschka

That makes me super excited to grab my bag and walk into the shoe- shop haven !!!

Thank you Dear Payal and Tesu for this beautiful experience, love for shoes grew more deeper with Veruschka🙂

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P.S: Watch out, they have an amazing Classic Collection of Bags too:)

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pandorathon-historical fiction- trip to gateway of india

The most beautiful architecture of Mumbai- Gateway of India
GATEWAY OF INDIA, MUMBAI. Photo by Darshak Pandya from Pexels

It is dawn when the sun peers through behind a flock of birds over this way, Gateway of India. His shadow overlooks my courtyard heart. Over the years since the twentieth century , when he was born out of courtesy to welcome the British monarchs to finally leading his youth to celebrate India’s independence.

He has been an epitome of grace, valour and positivity. Having a grand stature, he has enjoyed the native fishermen company, visits of the royals and ministers and witness to countless army battalions. Even the Arabian Sea loves to walk her way leading to him.

His effervescent presence enticed even the beautiful Taj Mahal Palace to stay just few blocks away. Well, he is quite a gentleman that he smiles and welcomes every visitor and captures their attention, sharing pleasantries of peace and friendship.

Even in times of despair like the bomb blasts of 2003 and terror attacks of 26/11 attack, he stood strong guarding the city gateway and hoping to safeguard the people. He tries to stay away from the hypocrites who flock nearby making false claims to others. This man has been witness to both Highs and lows of society; the festive, the triumphs and also sad incidents like murders and eve teasing.

Today, while he is surrounded by jetties, the hullabaloo of the locals and foreigners , he cares for the activists , campaigners  who have gathered for a cause to transform, ignite minds and remind them of the facts they usually ignore blaming the hectic schedules.

He wears a distinct smile throughout the day for the visitors who seek to capture him for keepsake, for the street vendors and photographers to earn a living and be proud of their work. Even after a long day, he doesn’t bogged up by the illumination he is bestowed at night even after all these years.

I feel words aren’t enough to pay tribute to this Jewel of the city. And well, if you wonder about me, then I am his constant companion where you flock to catch a glimpse of him, kneel to take a perfect pose, gather your bags for a scenic experience.

Yes , I am that courtyard before him whom I ardently gaze at  my beloved to the pages of history, the print of the present and ink of the future.

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Pandorathon-12- May 2020-Are you Named as “Elvira”

elvira name

You know there is some strong connection between us Elvira. I just wonder how chronologically different yet the moments were similar. I was always intrigued when others mentioned the meaning of their name at school or when teachers said.. Be true to your name. When I was in school, I had one of my friend always addressing as El-vayh-ruh unlike other classmates. One day, when I asked her, she confided much to my amusement about a Elf story she had known. And that’s where my mission began.

I asked my mother who told me that Dad named me from a beautiful Names book,though until then she had chosen something beautiful from P. But surprisingly to this day, she doesn’t recollect that name as she loved this name more. How mom, why can’t you?She says it was beautiful name-Was it Priya, Pearl or Patricia (there) I asked her back then. Mama, sure you could write it down somewhere, but all she says.. I loved Elvira instantly … But yeah that could be Patricia too.


My dad’s mom name is Elizabeth so my dad chose Elvira, what could it mean was my new found obsession after school. I pestered my Dad, a man of few words challenged me , it’s meaning can be found in any dictionary. What! But I wouldnt give up. I daily checked some amazing words and showed if it may be the chosen one. But ans was simply No.
Later that quest was fulfilled by intro of Internet. I Googled my name. Obviously now, you know it’s meaning. I did find Elvira-mistress of the dark, the mention of elves. I was too ecstatic that I actually downloaded the “Oak Ridge Boys’ original song and played it everyday. For one of her class, my sister told me she has Elvira at home and Elveera as partner in school. From that day, whenever I used to meet her, I used to wear such a bright smile to greet Elveera that my sis called it sometimes too creepy.


Apart from my regular day-dreaming that I do to this very day, I searched about meaning of #Elvira and there were zillion of searches – meaning white or beautiful, its Spanish origin, it’s history and popularity etc. At one point of time, I was even obsessed with Spanish language, Spanish songs, team Spain of Fifa.

But when I discussed with Dad, he said you are yet to seek its real meaning. Ah! Then, one day I triumphed with most obvious word I ignored until then. Elvira means Truth in Spanish . I actually celebrated like I had won a war and my mother thought her girl had gone cuckoo.Truly, I was felt special for an introvert like me who found her zen.


Today, I am addressed by all possible nicknames starting with Elvi, Elu, Elu blue, Aloe-kobo, Aloevera, Ellie etc. Over the years, I got a chance to see few Elveeras’. But for the 1st time, I got a chance to interact with ‘Elvira’ here in TSL group who writes about her magical world, a perfect fantasy for dreamer like me.


Flash back- After my elaborate research and findings of achieving a feat of knowing my name, my sister was lured into this. Her name was selected by Dad from that same book… And all she finds closer to her name is surnames but no exact meaning or spelling. She has given up pacifying herself it is unique. But I get a chance to tell her… You are incomplete without me… which has the entire name except two letters.

P. S : That beautiful name book is still mystery!

Written with an intention to explore the world around my name “#Elvira” and the tryst to find/met more Elvira’s then and now and possible future 🙂

napowrimo- 14- april 2020- poets /poems who inspire me- ode to Tsl poets

I write and write some more
About everything under sun
Penning down verses that come from my core
Both serious and fun
 
I do read on verses
Written by fellow writers
A Communion of energetic forces
Sharing their views with amazing insighters
 
I learn from each of them
Having their distinct attributes
But these are some of the gems
Who inspires me more to contribute
 
His outlook of life outshines
In his effortless words that spell exclusivity
While Ampat Sir binges on complex thoughts and opines
Through his flair of interactive, ingenious prose and poetry
 
There is something intrinsic about her
That instantly charms me to amazement
Udita's crystals of candid verses conquers
Hearts so seamlessly that's worthy of every moment spent
 
Time and again but I say aloud
A gifted writer for whom I just go Wow
Kabir's sapphire laden poems, his articulated provoking ink makes me proud
A profound poet I admire always, then and now
 
A woman of poise and grace
Her poems that brighten up any stage
If I could leaf a Lilly into a inked phrase
It  would bloom into a full garden that would even mystify any sage

P.S- This is an ode to Poets from TSL group who have inspired me . Thanks dear Ampat Koshy Sir, Lilly Swarn Ma'am. Kabir Deb and Udita Garg
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