Saturday, April 9, 2011

In her Shoes

PS: I know it's weird!!Ps is usually at the end of the post,but this one really needs due attention ,so u can take it as 'prior script' and not 'post script'.Congratulations to all of us for the "LOK PAL" bill being approved by the Government.Now we can hopefully breathe fresh 'uncorrupted' air .One simple start for supporting this bill from our side would be not to give bribes anywhere (govt offices and other places )even though it may make the task difficult to be accomplished.

     I watched a beautiful movie today and felt like just writing a short review on it.The story revolves around 2 sisters who were raised up by their step mother and father and  lived separately after they grew up.Elder sister
Toni Collette was a sober ,responsible lawyer and the younger sister played by the sexy Cameron Diaz was playful,flirty , casual going gal.The only thing what they shared in common was the 81/2 size shoes!!The story takes a twist when the younger sister Maggi has a sleep over with her elder sister Rose's boyfriend and was drifted away from her sister.She leaves the house of her sister and relocates to her long lost lately discovered Grand mom's house who was with a group of old age friends .With her grand mom's motivation,Maggi pursues a job at a hospital with some old patients, where she discovers true meaning of life by interacting  with various patients.Maggi eventually transforms miraculously into a soft hearted responsible lady.So then the story continues into a interesting journey where the two sisters re-interact and rediscover the love they share for each other and reunite into a ever lasting unfeigned  bond! The last scene in the movie is of the elder sisiter's wedding where the younger sister Maggie presents her sister a beautiful expressive gift ,of a poem narration by Edward Estlin Cummings which leaves Rose surrendered to Maggie with utter love.So here goes the poem:


I  carry your heart with me(i carry it in
me )i am never without it(anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
I fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart(I carry it in my heart) 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

One gift from a fellow blogger

1- Express gratitude and link back the person giving you the award.... 

So here I am thanking Mr Irfan form Apni Boli who has considered me worthy of this award.

2- Share seven things about you, that too honestly......

1.I love travelling ,chirping and shopping.
2.Cannot accept allegations on me and am short tempered when it comes up to accepting unacceptable things.
3.Love dancing ,music and I feel still like a college gal even now.
4.Emotional and practical too -a perfect combination.
5.Love to watch the imaginary romantic movies and feel everything is so green and expect the same to happen in my life too.:))
6.Like to be constantly active,canot just laze around without doing anything.
7.Open column any one who knows me can fill:))

3- Pass this Honour to other newly discovered or followed Blogger friends...

ok this is a tough one.I have so many good blogger friends.I need to be really frank and really mention whom I feel are versatile...I love certain blogs for the content and certain blogs for their style of writing and certain ones for the good vocabulary and consistency of quality .

Here are the list 
   1 .Mr Balachandran -My travels my life I like this blog for the views and opinions and heart felt feelings expressed in his blog in his own versatile style.
2.Mr SM -Reality views  His blog is so informative.He constantly updates his blogs with quality information.
3.Raksha -A Canary's diary She writes in a very unique way with interesting vocabulary and her thoughts flow like free flowing water .She is very expressive.
4.Nri Gal-Coffee with Jesus Love this blog for the time she takes to constantly update this with readings form Bible and translate it into simple messages for understanding.
5.Alka Gurha -Free Bird Love her style of writing ,Love the way she adds humor to her posts in her own way.U come out of her blog with a smile in your face.

I love all th fellow bloggers n blogs which i follow,but these are exceptional.

4- Inform the concerned Bloggers about their award....
Doing it already..:))

Thanks Irfaan once again.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Significance of month of April

It's Autism awareness day on April 2nd and Autism awareness month throughout April .Let's throw some light on  Autism through the blogosphere.Autism is defined by the Autism Society Of America (ASA) as
          Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Both children and adults with autism typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities. .
    Some of the diagnostic findings in kids with Autism or Autism spectrum Disorder:
  •    The hallmark feature of ASD is impaired social interaction and they tend to avoid eye contact with other people.
  • They have difficulty interpreting what others are thinking or feeling because they have diminished ability to understand the  social cues , such as tone of voice or facial expressions.
  • Some speak in a sing-song voice about a narrow range of favorite topics, with little regard for the interests of the person to whom they are speaking.Some of the higher functioning autism kids may be able to speak or respond as effectively as us .
  • They may have some repetitive movements like flapping the hands ,tapping hands over the head ,rocking their body in rhythmic movements ,yelling or screaming aloud ,parrot like repetitive speech or repeating certain  words.They may also have certain sensory issues related to sounds or vision.For example :They may be afraid of certain noises like a fire cracker's sound or a engine's sound /vacuum cleaner /mixer grinder's sound or may feel discomforted seeing certain visual scenes like a bright light or certain color.
  • Most individuals with autism lack spontaneity, initiative, and creativity in the organization of their leisure time and have difficulty applying conceptualizations in decision-making in work (even when the tasks themselves are well within their capacity)
  • They may not be able to relate to the past experiences or narrate what had happened earlier.For ex:relate it's  past day's experience ,narrate the incidents occurred at school etc
  • The specific manifestation of deficits characteristic of autism change as the children grow older, but the deficits in socialization, emotional expression ,overall development,continue into and through adult life with a broadly similar pattern ,but may not necessarily be the same as it was during the childhood.
        These are just a general list of few of the characteristics and each child is unique in it's own way and cannot be limited to these diagnostic features listed by some researchers.Anyways ,my intention of listing these characteristics were just to create a sense of awareness in those of you who were not knowing what Autism really is about.  Autism is not a mental illness or some sort of contagious disease that people need to stay away from.People need not forbid their kids from playing together with an autistic kid nor allow or encourage their kids to  harass or ridicule them in any way.Let the parents  try to explain their kids why the autistic kids  behave differently ,rather than just themselves acting so immature and being stigmatic . Let them create an awareness in them about Autism in a simple way and explain the importance of showing respect to all the individuals.I notice that some parents consider it as a stigma or  matter of prestige  to mingle with the parents of children with special needs or also allow their kids to play with  these  kids .
     These children  may be lacking so many things a so called 'normal child' may  possess  ,but may also have certain  self motivated skills or talents which may be exceptional.There are a number of autistic artists , small business men, musicians,singers .They may be slow in certain things ,they may not be able to become a professional engineer ,doctor or any other high- fi graduates.But given an opportunity ,they can flourish in their own  way and at least reach up to a level where they can read and write and become responsible independent individuals..They love the air you breathe ,they love the food you eat ,they love the fun and frolic you have ,they love to sing and dance ,even though it's their own unique way.All they need is acceptance into our world ,respect ,love and extra care not our sympathy or ignorance.As responsible parents and citizens ,it's our duty to create a harmonious universe giving a chance for every single child to develop, nurture and blossom in their own way.