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School had begun…




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..


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 !!


-Viraj Lele



My 1st Girlfriend


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.



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

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


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.

Photograph by Chetan Karkhanis

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

(*Image courtesy: Google)

Plant a seed…..


Thanks to today’s morning, I have been thinking about a simple fact of a seed growing and how closely it is related to our journey of LIFE!!


I have been thinking about a simple fact of a seed growing and how closely it is related to our journey of LIFE!!

Since the beginning, we have been cared all over by our lovely parents giving us the cushioning like the soil giving it to the seed. Taking its utmost care and being protective in its growing age. Though the seed later leaves the soil but is still held by it, signifies as we grow we have our own ways and own lives to lead but we are still attached to that force which generates us and cares for us no matter how far we go and that’s our parents.

Adding water gives seed the courage to come out of its comfort zone, start making its base, break its shield and keep on going deep in ground to make a firm base: This role is played well by one’s Teacher/ Guru who makes the child realize his/her potential and strives day and night behind it to help it grow, make a firm base, break its comfort zone and make it ready for the change to face the outside world. (A well-said quote:”Change starts at the end of one’s comfort zone”) An interesting point here is, as the water disappears post doing its work but retains its qualities, the same is the role of a teacher who stands back behind his student and looks at his journey, believing in the child to grow, trains him for the outside world, though he (Teacher)isn’t physically present throughout the journey his teachings are there till the end helping the child grow.

As the plant starts its journey once sprouting out of the ground, it is greeted by the light giving him the direction to grow, to realize its way, mark its journey and create its own significance. Friends, family, relatives, close acquaintances, and bestie’s play this role of helping the seed grow. Friends being the important part as one spends most of the time with them. Again a well said quote “Surround yourself by people who help you grow”.

The incidences in life (good or bad) are like the weather conditions which either create hindrances in the journey of seed, or can even ameliorate it. In each case the seed never decides to go back to the soil, but stands firmly fighting all odds, giving us a lesson of not looking back but to fight our way ahead. Here comes the important part of its roots and the soil, the stronger its roots are, the more it can withstand and grow, similarly the more stronger ones nurturing and teaching’s are the more ahead a child goes.

The best part which I like about the plant comes now of being grounded but with work and strength of reaching the sky. A word each human has to be kept reminded, may your work, success and persona reach sky highs but always be grounded and thankful to the ones and Almighty Lord who helped you grow and make you what you are today, they may not be physically present, but because of them you are what you are today…!!

Happy reading.

-Viraj Lele

(P.S : Was pinched by this thought in morning and decided to pen it, with me as the seed and the people around as my support systems including my lovely bloggers. It took a lot of time to make the image as I was editing over to get the right fit. Hope you all love it.)

The Quote Challenge


Hello, everyone!

Today’s the third and the last day for the Quote Challenge. Thank you, Anjali Soni for nominating me.

The rules:

  1. For three consecutive days, you have to post a quote.
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who has nominated you.
  3. Each day you have to nominate three different bloggers.
  4. Let the bloggers know you have nominated them.


The quote with which I liveby everyday….

Since the beginning of my junior college, as I had my personal experiences, I was stimulated in putting my thoughts in words. With the blessings of and gratitude to God I started writing down my views and opinions keeping them in front of my audience.

The thought seeded in my mind everyday I wake up is to, “Live Today as if its my Last..” and think as if, “I am gonna live forever.” With this quote I can relate to what Sir Lincoln said above.

Making each and every memory count, be it waking up late hurrying behind in search of clothes, going to the bathroom and taking a cold shower (getting the jitters now as I write) then cramming stuff in bag and leaving for work so that you don’t miss the 9am local etc.etc. The above things seem to be desultory but these small things later make you laugh when you sit quietly and  ponder on them. These things along with the planned ones are all part of your beautiful journey called LIFE and enjoying them to the core and way they are is the secret of happiness.

As rightly said age is just a number, a person living 100 years without joy is just a piece of human mass than the one living for 60 years but making most of each day. Your Attitude towards the events is what matters and sets you apart from the crowd who live everyday for the sake of living.

The true joy always lies in giving and seeing someone happy because of you, a feeling can’t be explained but can only be experienced. Believe in giving and Forgiving, as it gives peace to you and the other person as well. As such gestures will make you complete with the universe and serve your prime goal of being on this earth to keep harmony to who all comes in your life and pray for their goodwill. Hence the quote, “Add Life to years and not years to your LIFE.. “

 Many more things to share which I will through my future posts, at present will say seeya till the next time, as my boss is in the next cubicle and is approaching me.(LOL At work presently)….

 Today’s nominee’s are:

Karina Pinella


North Wind’s Journey

With all the Joy,

-Viraj Lele