Owls Are Not Just Creatures of The Night, Here’s Proof! 8

My mother wakes up quite early and she has never been able to wake me up before 9am, but today she came to me at 5.30am and said, “Shubhi, there’s an owl in our balcony, do you…” I jumped out of my bed even before she could finish! I had never seen a free owl in my life! I live in Gurgaon, we don’t even get to see sparrows here anymore!

Slowly, I tip-toed to the balcony and there it was, crouched behind mom’s kadhi patta plant, sleeping peacefully. I’d barely stepped into the balcony and it turned its head as if to say hello before going back to sleep. I kept checking every 10minutes for the next few hours. Never in my life have I been so excited to see a bird!

While I sipped my morning tea, it hopped onto the parapet, barely a metre away from me. I was so engrossed in not being able to get my eyes off this stunning creature! As the sun rose, our visitor decided to leave, but we shared quite a beautiful moment before that.

I came back to my room and the first thing I did was…hey you guessed it right!

I googled about it, an Owl, the amazing visitor I had. I was amazed to find out that Owls are solitary creatures, who sleep all day and prowl at night. Because of their nocturnal activity and screeching call, they have been associated with bad luck and death, leading to the conclusion that it is Alakshmi, Lakshmi’s elder twin, the goddess of strife and misfortune. And some say, Owl is a vehicle of Lakshmi; the goddess who is associated with wealth, power, and royal splendour.

And that do not end here,  because of its round eyes that never move and stare straight ahead, the owl has been associated with wisdom in many parts of the world, especially ancient Greece, where it was closely associated with Athena, goddess of wisdom.  What the ….!!!

Let it be, I thought. What I saw this morning was amazing. It was like Discovery channel Live in front of my eyes. 😉 The eye contact we shared for those 10 minutes was simply magical.

Oh Gosh!!I am late for my morning meeting. So, here I go, see you later!

 

 

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Dear Meena, I miss you!! 11

Hey, friends did you reckon the name MEENA. I’m sure some of you might have recognised her and for all those who have not, she was one of the most famous cartoon characters of 90’s. The character MEENA is a young girl who resides in a village and her family includes her mother, father, brother, grandmother and a parrot.

The character MEENA was ia young girl who resided in a village and her family includes her mother, father, brother, grandmother and a parrot.

The cartoon was started as an initiative to bring forth the issues of health, gender, girl education, inequality and many other social issues. Though these problems still persist in our society but personally, I feel that depicting it via cartoon was the best way to reach out to maximum people and deliver the message with some fun element. Isn’t it?

I am saddened by the way our society is changing and cartoon characters lack the quality content which they used to have in earlier times. In contrast to today’s violent Ben Ten or Bheem (to name a few), MEENA CARTOON became a household name and was one of it’s kind, today I seriously feel that there is a need for such innovative ideas which can imbibe social message in our society and can also be a source of entertainment, especially for kids.

The cartoon was broadcasted in Hindi, English, Bengali, Urdu and Nepali. MEENA was created by Mustafa Monowar, the famous Bangladeshi Cartoonist. UNICEF supported the propagation of this cartoon. It was such an eye opening experience for all adults and fun for kids.

So without delaying much, here I have one of my favourite episode of Dividing the Mango. This episode highlights the difference between girl and boy and shows that both need to be treated equally.

Sit back and enjoy with your children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA1AH1DbQM4

If this has made you smile, don’t forget to share it with others.

Dear fellow women….just be confident. 3

Another pick that I loved and wanted to share with all of you- A beautiful conversation!!! For all men, who think high of themselves and all women who always underestimate themselves, here is a catch!!

One night President Obama and his wife Michelle decided to do something out of routine and go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn’t too luxurious.

When they were seated, the owner of the restaurant asked the President’s secret service if he could please speak to the First Lady in private. They obliged and Michelle had a conversation with the owner.

Following this conversation, President Obama asked Michelle, “Why was he so interested in talking to you?” She mentioned that in her teenage years, he had been madly in love with her.

President Obama then said sarcastically, “So if you had married him, you would now be the owner of this lovely restaurant?”

Michelle responded with a confident smile, “No if I had married him, he would now be the President Of  the United State of America.”

Believe it or not, sometimes….. I think every time, it’s a woman that makes a man who he is! 🙂

So for the single men who are still searching for a wife, may God help you to find that soul mate that will turn you from ” a nobody” into “a somebody”.  And for that single lady who is reading this, may you be that blessing no man can do without!

Ps : the story might not be true but I hope you got the message.