Category Archives: English

Past and Present

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Growth was implicit and not explained at birth,

Life was meant to be precious and full of mirth.

We were born buxom with innate delicacy,

Every act of ours was treated with purity.

The dingy clouds signified arrival of rains,

While some standing still gave shivering pains.

Growing years of life made everyday tough,

Simile to a sprout popping out of the rough.

Imagination and diligence was the power once a while,

Money speaks stubbornly in today’s walks of life.

People are to be loved and things to be used,

Switching the words above gave rise to excuse.

Promises once given meant to be kept in real,

Changing of years made promises ethereal.

To love someone was two-sided analogous,

Changing times have made love look frivolous.

Groups were made by general interaction,

Seeking to get accepted now happens in every situation.

Events looked delectable when served on a decorated plate,

Life today doesn’t give options to the questions on our daily slate.

Times have changed causing inhibitions and asking for explanations,

Strong..Stronger..Strongest is the only way to face today’s conjunctures..!!

-Viraj Lele

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Two tales

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Minutes away the winds blew sharp, Minutes away they seemed too far

At a time they were close, minutes away they were separated by far.

He walked his dreams every day, She caressed her pain on the very day.

His walk was tough but he couldn’t stop, her agony was deep still she loved apart.

 

Years ago his heart went gazing, years earlier she missed her beats

For him, his love was always absent, lost her love she made him present.

Like the rains, they never met closer, like the clouds they were held together,

He missed his beats looking at her, she made beats count when he was never.

 

Her loss made him break initially, his loss made him live in her eventually.

With every tear dropping, we wished she came alive, with blood lost filled her with inner pride.

He lost while battling his overcoming desire, she lost him while on border facing a fire.

His love for her was more physical, her love for him was universal and eternal.

 

He lived her pain trying to cope, she made him live even when there was no scope

He loved her one-sided while she made him absent, she loved him eternal while he was in heaven.

The story is of two best lovers, one with a guy who never got his love and one of a girl who lost him as a soldier..!!

-Viraj Lele

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Winter Arrives

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The morning shades carried the cream,

as sun came out of the clouds.

With every inch rising in the sky,

as the time passed about.

 

The rays kept on marching,

clearing the gloomy night,

They fell upon my face,

Letting it about to shine.

 

I woke up with the rays, rising on my bed,

leaving behind the dreams, which I saw last night.

Stepping the feet on floor caused a mystic clime,

someone was on the door waiting for the climb.

 

As I made my day towards the quite kitchen,

a naughty cold wind playing me over dropped a giving sensation.

I opened up the window, heading my head out in the sky,

a cool breeze kissed me over leaving my lips shy.

 

With “a deep feeling of LOVE  freezed on my soul case”,

I looked up at the sky with a glee on my face.

Thanking God I ran to my door,

“Winter arrived at my staircase.., wanting to give me more..!!”

 

-Viraj Lele

 

 

The Versatile Blogger award..yayyyy

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HEY AMAZING READERS…

Hope all are doing well. It’s been days I haven’t blogged on anything, blame it on my assignments, exams and busy things going around and even making friends happy on their birthdays..But finally I am back..if you have missed me you are sweet if not then you need to be sweeter… eeee

Now let’s come back to the topic, It’s pleasant to have received this award from a wonderful person who nominated me twice in a week. (thankful to her :)) Do visit her blog and if not followed do follow her on  https://flyingcolours603.wordpress.com, as she elucidates the facets of life, spreading peace and love…

The rules for this one go as :

  • Thank the person who nominated you (which I already did)
  • Share the award on your blog (which is what you are reading.. hehe)
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers

So the facts about me

  • I like to sleep late at nights but get up early (some people think do I really sleep.. yes I do )
  • I am quiet (speak less) for those who don’t know me and a head turner for the ones who are my people..
  • I love to travel and visit places and go to random trips with family, friends. (if no one turns up I do visit places alone.. I have done it as well)
  • Like to spent time with the “ME” in me and laugh around thinking of the fun times I had in past..(I am not mad, but I talk with ME)
  • Make friends easily and there’s nothing as such I hate ..Quite adjustable I am, but I hate when someone prevaricates and I know the truth..(feel like giving them a punch)
  • Bollywood movies and music is my life, though I love hearing some of the English vocals of Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber
  • Love to watch Horror Hollywood movies..I pretend to not get scared.. but end up lighting up the house when I sleep..

 

Let me know your views on the same..::))

 

As far as the nominees go here’s my list:

https://beautybeyondbones.com/

https://crystalamay.wordpress.com/

https://sukritiz.wordpress.com/

https://beautifulkindofthoughts.wordpress.com/

https://a28598blog.wordpress.com/

https://hookupcultures.com/

https://littleflamesblog.wordpress.com/

Do follow on Instagram as well @viraj297

-Viraj Lele

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The Sunshine Blogger award..

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It’s been only a few months, on starting this blog and here I receive my first nomination for the “Sunshine Blogger Award” from this amazing person who follows my blog and gives me motivational feedback as well..

Thank you flyingcolours603 for taking out your time, reading posts and for this nomination.

Do follow her blog https://flyingcolours603.wordpress.com ,as she pens her experiences about love, emotions, cultures and many more topics (she is versatile..:)) and believes in spreading and gaining love.

Since the beginning I was tensed on the questions asked, but when I skimmed, it was a sign of relief.. Thank you for being so kind to me 🙂

So let’s crack them..:)

(1)What you love about blogging ?

Most importantly the freedom to express myself without the fear of being judged is the thing I love about blogging. Moreover giving words to ideas and making them reality is my main motto of blogging. At the same time it helps me connect with some amazing bloggers around the globe and importantly helps me to know their thoughts and makes that unseen connection with a few of them. Yes I have made some really amazing friends here whom I haven’t met in life, only coz of this simple medium of blogging.

(2)What is your favorite song?

There’s not a single one to state as there are many, of which some are in Hindi (The National language of India) and some in English as well. To name a few:

  1. Har ghadi badal rahi hai roop zindagi (Kal ho na ho)
  2. Abhi na jao chodkar (Hum Dono)
  3. Luka Chuppi (Rang de basanti)
  4. Tum hi ho (Aashiqui 2)
  5. Blank space (Taylor Swift)
  6. Sorry (Justin Bieber)
  7. Love me like you do (Ellie Goulding)

(3)What is your dream job ?

Ahmm..Nothing turns me ON more when the camera is turned on.. I dream of acting even in my sleep.:)

(4)If you could exchange your life with anyone for one day who would that be and why ?

I can’t replace anyone, but if given a chance I will surely live the life of my Mom for a day to experience the hardships and pain she took to raise me and satisfy my needs so that once I turned in me, I promise to love her more than I do know as now I know what situations she faced to make my dreams real.

(5)Your secret romantic fantasy ?

To be with my love at Times Square when the world sleeps, so that we can have a blast..

(6)What are your habits that you hate most or want to change them ?

I love myself so much that I don’t have time to hate anybody including me.. but I would like to be more sincere in my work and stop procrastinating things, which I do sometimes..

(7)Your most embarrassing thing that happened to you ?

This was in my 9th grade and I was in the singing group of 4 when we had to sing on stage in front the dignitaries of our association and my voice turned discordant just before the event started. I was asked to stay away from mic. It was embarrassing indeed..

(8)Your favorite color ?

Blue since birth

(9)Your motive in life ?

Be a humble and a grounded human being and live a life with quality of thoughts making God and parents happy.

(10)Craziness you would like to do in life that you were not able to do ?

Walk on the Brooklyn bridge enacting the Kal ho na ho song, like SRK did it in the movie..:)

With a big sigh of relief I complete this.. Haaash……::))))

Now it’s the turn for my Nominees to undergo the test hehe.. Here are the set of questions for you:

  1. Which part of the globe do you come from and what made you start your blog?
  2. A special message which you received that holds special place for you?
  3. Your favorite Movies?
  4. Things about friends/siblings you love and annoy?
  5. Qualities you love about yourself ?
  6. Your motive in life ?
  7. Craziness you would like to do in life that you were not able to do ?
  8. Your birthday? (so that I can wish you :p)
  9. What does your name mean?
  10. Any topic which I should write as my next post?

Be honest in giving answers (Believe me, I wrote honestly :)))…Thanks again flyingcolours603 for this nomination.

My nominees are:

https://rashimb.wordpress.com/

https://swetaojha.wordpress.com/

https://fauxcroft.wordpress.com/

https://a28598blog.wordpress.com/

 The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Answer the questions asked to you
  3. Nominate other bloggers
  4. Write the same amount of questions for other nominated bloggers
  5. Notify the bloggers you have nominated

Have a peaceful day..Happy writing..

-Viraj Lele

*Image Courtesy: Google

For my Elephant Lord

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The festival I wait every year, from the preparation of modaks (an Indian sweet)to those numerous invitations, to visit individual friends and families as we come together to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi (Festival of Lord Ganesha).

Since 22 years on the streets of Mumbai,India I have been roaming around visiting places, houses, halls and meeting my favourite Lord. His divine presence for 11 days completely changes the atmosphere. The dance, the music, the cheer, the excitement  and the chants all at once..it’s a different ambience..you won’t find at any other place.

Since the last two years I have been voided of this, since I changed geography and came to the land of dreams, missing him who made my dreams true…Today I am happy and silent; happy coz my nation is celebrating Lord’s arrival sending me pics on various social media, of Ganesha idols and silent coz I am not a part of that fun.. whatever the case may be I know he is always there with me helping me across seven oceans and blessing me everyday like he did in the earlier years…

 

You came, you saw you conquered our hearts,

We pray, we live, on your strength to never fall apart.

You remove all the obstacles and make us believe in your love and power,

Hey Ganesha hey Vinakaya, your name is always mightier.

With love in eyes and prayers in heart, I bow to you hey Ganarayaa

Crossing all oceans and sitting on eagle ata USA la pan luvkar yaaa, Ganapati Bappa Moryaa..!!

(Ata USA la pan lukar ya= Do come fast to USA as well)

 

-Viraj Lele

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School had begun…

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The drizzling of the winds on the glossy wall,

Marked the signs that rains had called.

With them came one more surprise

which all the students had cherished in disguise

 

The month of June had already arrived

With schools in India flocked in stride.

Making their way in those heavy showers

Parents took their *’Bachas’ with all their parental powers

 

Some walked with umbrellas

while some loved the showers,

some had their raincoats

while some like me tossed paper boats.

 

We reached school with all those efforts

meeting new faces and remembering old ones.

The striking of the bell and the start of our prayers

Making me realize, It was a sign, the School had begun..

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Years went by with those memories

As I had moved in a new geography.

The month of August had incepted

with my school in US started as expected.

 

I didn’t find any those showers here

But was greeted with the sun shining over.

The pranks in school bus were like an act of kind

While here in the bus I entered with a strange feeling in mind

 

Entering the campus I entered the lecture hall

Unlike in India here things were huge and tall.

Arranging some sheets arrived our Professor

Spelling our names differently, we laughed at sir.

 

The session went on with no one paying attention

The talks of the class were never in unison.

Thinking this fact, my mind tossed and ran

Now I realized, The School had began !!

*Bachas=children

-Viraj Lele

 

Blind Love

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They kept walking with every step carefully placed

the world around them was in its own mess.

Their paths were different along different streets,

but their destination was one where they decided to meet.

 

Slowly and steadily he walked his way,

With a tinge of fear she made her way.

The crowd of people pushed him front and back,

the sounds of the audience made her feel of getting a pack.

 

The sun was high up but the road was dark for him,

The clouds had cleared still she found a glooming thing.

The beauty of nature had escaped his eyes,

The only thing which mattered to her was the beauty in his sight.

 

With trembling hands he held the stick,

for what he feared he might miss the street.

With a hand on wall she sensed the rocky surface,

making her realize she was on the right trace.

 

With a ticking sound their sticks collided,

the destination was reached as it was decided.

He held her tight and sat on a bench,

she kept her hand in hand and sensed his face.

 

The love was real, as they were special indeed

they never saw each other, but still cared in every deed.

The thing which God gave us all still we never cared it right

FOR LOVE TO EXIST; THE SENSE of it is MORE IMPORTANT THAN it’s SIGHT !!

These are all the most fortunate people living around us, whom God has sent to help us learn. To love through our inner senses and soul irrespective of the outer beauty, it’s time for us to look in the inner person which our eyes may not see.

 -Viraj Lele

Inhi rahoon par.. (On this path..)

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Chalte ja rahe the un raho par,

kabhi jinhe piche chod aye the,

har mode jo nayi rah thi pehle,

aaj ek fasana ban gaya hai.

 

 

Jo nazar me na aye use toh dekha nahi jata,

lekin koi nazare churaye toh lakh dhunde nahi dikhta.

Kehne ko labzz hai magar woh nnahi jinhe kahe,

agar aa jaye woh pass toh labzz bhi kam pad jaye.

 

 

Jise dekhte hi ye ankhe khil uthti thi hamesha,

aaj unhi se nazare chura rahi hai apni hi ichha.

Kya gum hai unme unhe hi khabar,

aaj hume batane me itrati hai

agar puch lo unhe zara dantkar,

toh apne aap bhar ati hai.

 

 

Jis gali se guzre toh parchaye tumhari lipati thi,

aaj unhi rahoon ne hume parchaiyoonse begana kar dia.

Kya kami thi hamare pyaar me joh aap samajh na paye,

hum toh hume hi koste rahe ke hum unhe samjha na paye.

 

 

Kab tak yun ghumte rahe inhi benakab rahoon me,

age bade ja rahe hai hum apne hi khwaboon me.

Jo mil jaye woh, toh haseen hogi ye zindagi,

agar na bhi mil paye, toh dua me rakhenge unko.

 

 

Ye kahani hai usne likhi

aur hume banaya jiska hissa,

Aye Malik zara ye toh bata de

age kaun khatam karega ye adhura kissa,

Aye Malik zara ye toh bata de

age kaun khatam karega ye adhura kissa !!

 

 

 

**Translation In English

 

Kept walking on that path,

the one which I had left long back,

Every turn which was a new path earlier

today has become the same story.

 

 

Things which eyes can’t see, cannot be caught by sight,

but if someone pretends to hide, couldn’t be caught by any might.

Have many things to tell but the person is absent,

but if she comes close then even vocals will go in absence.

 

 

On seeing whom these eyes used to lit up,

today (eyes)have turned shy, solely on thinking of her.

What pain do they carry and what is scaring them to tell,

If I ask them (eyes) annoyingly,

They start pouring again.

 

 

Walking on those path, your shadows use to hug me,

today the same street has made me a stranger to your shadows.

What flaw was there in my love which you couldn’t understand,

I kept on cursing myself, that I failed to make you understand.

 

 

Till when shall I roam around on these masked streets,

been walking ahead on this in my own weary dreams.

If we meet someday this life would be colorful,

If not in destiny, I will remember you in my prayers and be cheerful.

 

 

This story is written by him (God)

and made us its part,

O Lord please do tell me

who will complete the last part,

O Lord please do tell me

who will complete the last part !!

-Viraj Lele

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My 1st Girlfriend

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She embraced me from the time I was born,

loving me like a hero, she saw me grew tall.

Every place Ma took me with her,

I saw her everywhere watching me and caring over.

I didn’t knew her name till I went in school,

but she still knew what I was doing over.

With growing age I met her often,

and every day she had new things to offer.

I saw her in my train every day to college,

She blushed with those looks when we escaped to the Gates.

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Blowing my hair with her sweet breadth and eyes which blinked,

she held me tight and laughed over when we travelled on Sea-link.

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Rising with the sun her Beauty was Breathless,

Our nights were sexiest when she wore the Queen’s Necklace.

I spoke to her when I was happy,

and she treated me with a loving Cranky.

I spoke to her when I was alone,

she comforted me relieving every bone.

We created biggest of jokes and laughed out Loud,

we held each other tight in the times of dark clouds.

She loved and never expected in return,

The biggest lesson of life which I ever Learned.

When the time came to leave her she lovingly let me go,

I had her love and tears in eyes as the flight flew over her.

Watching the sea I made a promise to meet her every time,

in every holiday I kept my promise crossing oceans seven at a time.

We still talk over without a phone or a caller,

The bond between us never decreased even a bit smaller.

She has survived major attacks and has been wounded with fire,

but she still lives with growing spirit, giving people a new desire.

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She is the one who never sleeps,

and People call her the CITY OF DREAMS !!

Pumping joy and life in lives she isn’t just a notion,

She is not just a name or city, she is a STRONG Emotion.

It's not just a city, It's a Strong Emotion...

She is my love, my 1st Girlfriend and proudly India ki shaan

She is my Beat, she is my Power…She is Mumbai meri jaaan !!

-Viraj Lele

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