A year – before and today – I

The chaos of early 2020 when the reality of pandemic hit the world and same times in 2021.

What has changed ?

Many precious lives were lost during the course of this one year. There have been tears of pain and despair of not been able to say goodbye to the loved ones who lost their lives

Then again tears of joy and gratitude of holding loved ones who made it through.

The sheer resilience of mankind has created a new world to survive and thrive. It is combined brilliance of the minds , working overtime to find the solutions and the cure.

The result -Today we have VACCINE. There may side effects , but still it is better then having nothing. Lot of People may be apprehensive about it’s long term effects etc and not coming forward to get their jabs. What happens down the road no one knows. What happens TODAY is important.

The pandemic and the Tsunami of pain and destruction it brought taught many lessons.

For me it is :

Humans are the most vulnerable of all and need a balanced ECOSYSTEM to survive. “

What is your thought , please do share.

Copyright (c) 2021 Namrata D Prabhakar

Inspiration-Guest post

You were there, sitting on your bed silently …

Like a bird waiting for Spring

The small hospice room where they put you

Looks like this branch of chestnut tree.

Your withered hands hook in their language

Your attachment to the world, your desire to leave a mark

To the  time that goes by, and your words reflect your will

To trust God, who knows your soul.

At 97, you spend days

Far from Italy that you left behind 

You’re going to fall asleep in this distant land

Whose language or saints, you don’t know .

Sweet soul, sweet woman, so withered and serene

God was injected into your veins

You radiated kindness and patience

I was learning in silence, a lesson in existence   

Poetry by Christine Frechatd

Christine is a woman par excellence. She lives in Pittsburgh owner of Art Gallery. To know more about her please check out

https://www.christinefrechardgallery.com/

Calendar-Just a convenience

A few days back the world desperately looking forward to end of  2020

As if  every misery,  problem  and Corona will disappear as clock  will strike 12.01 a.m 2021

What has changed ?

In fact nothing

The covid still playing havoc with  discovery of new strain , one  country almost totally isolated from the rest of the world, as a panic reaction


The Capitol hill    worst incidence in today’s time

The farmers movement , their  problems continuing

All this happening in the World’s powerful DEMOCRACIES

Please can someone make me understand what changed in 2021?

Years will come and go, things will change  only when we have

Compassion,
Love,
Warmth,
Respect,
Goodwill

In our hearts

For humanity and all living beings

Copyright (c) 2021 Namrata D Prabhakar

13 December- Day of Abundance of love ❤

Simply beautiful

Like a gentle breeze

You touch me everyday

Why

Should I miss you?

When I have so much to Thank You for

Strong like Sun

Bright like Moon

You taught us “FEARLESSNESS

Gave us “Free WILL”

With lot of humor

And

A pinch of sarcasm

You may have left this world

But not our thoughts.

On your Birthday we remember you with gratitude and bow to your selfless existance🙏🏻💕🙏🏻

Today We don’t look the same but definitely feel the same

In this journey of life, the bond of Togetherness have grown stronger because of YOU MAA

Copyright (c) 2020 Namrata D Prabhakar

Humanity at its lowest

The killing of a pregnant Elephant by putting crackers in pineapple have shocked the sensibilities. How cruel mindset of few shames the whole humanity.

These people should not only be punished but also be named and shamed publicly. It is a crime which needs to be punished swiftly, setting an example.

Why the media especially the TV channels are not hunting them and questioning their inhuman act of violence.

Art- A Vision

Opening doors to the Mystical world of Suman Gupta’s creations. The “SACRED VISION ” Exhibition @ Amar Mahal Jammu, India Today.

” When nature meets imagination
And the brush meets canvass
An Artist is born”

To know more about the Artist and his work visit

http://www.sumangupta.com

For purchase or any related info write to

6elementcolors@gmail.com

One Man Show-Artist Suman Gupta

Whispers of Wind
Innocence of life
The wide open sky
Nature in Harmony
When brush meets canvass
A Silent Symphony fllows”

Suman Gupta, passion for painting the nature in perfect harmony and instant connect one feels with his subjects, makes this humble Artist unique and extraordinary

To know more about the Artist and his work visit

http://www.sumangupta.com

If anyone interested to buy his work please email  to :

6elementcolors@gmail.com

 

Power of Intent -Madam Sushma Swaraj

Shocked and saddened by the news of sudden death of Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Former foreign Minister of India.

Perhaps the most famous FM not in India but World over, she did what non of her predecessors did, helped the common people irrespective of their nationalities. Her response and action in the situations where people in despair call for help made her the most loved and respected leader of India.

She had set the bar of excellence and example to follow for others, irrespective of the portfolios they may hold.

As an elected representative of people she fufilled her role and duty so honestly , is the reason that today whole country is genuinely feeling the vaccum she left behind.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/sushma-swaraj-death-sushma-swaraj-to-be-cremated-with-state-honours-body-to-be-kept-at-bjp-headquart-2081393

Inspiration-Creative hands

Age is limitation of mind

Passion is bound by imagination

Imagination creates Art

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Dr. Padha an intense learner

For me inspiration is not found in the books or idealism of known names. It is in the extra ordinary people whose daily routine is an example for others. Exploring, experimenting and innovating not only creates Artist , also the world of harmony.

Would like to share with you life of someone, who in his view is very ordinary, but for the people who are associated with him in any way (friends, relatives, neighbors) his simplicity and disciplined way of life is worth to follow.

At age of 78, when most people feel that they have nothing to learn or share, here is a man who is multi talented and still learning. He is into wood sculptures , mostly miniatures, a self-taught attempt. Bonsai is one of his interest and he has good collection of these.
Dr S. P Padha ,a medical professional ,an eye specialist ,retired as professor from Medical College Jammu. He lives in Jammu , INDIA. His childhood was spent in a small town of rural background, nothing like extra curricular activities or hobbies during those days.

When I asked him what lead him to learn pottery?

In his own words “ I was often fascinated by artisans like blacksmith and Potters giving shape to objects. I came in contact with Sh.Suman ji a couple of years back and became morning walk buddies. I learned about pottery workshop being run by Ms.Jyoti ji (Suman’s wife) at Blue River Cermics pottery centre With my interests in different art forms, I attended one of her workshop as an observer. Fascinated by the running hands on that wheel my creative instincts and their encouragement lead me to try my hand on Potter’s wheel. Jyoti ji is a very patient teacher which made me to learn about basics of pottery.”

Wood sculpture

It is not just the art but he keeps himself update with the fast moving world of wi-fi and technology. His views are that Internet is a great help in dissemination of information and knowledge.
His simplicity, humble and disciplined life is a message of encouragement for anyone looking for a mentor.

“We are the hands of potter

We are the clay

We are the wheels

And

We are the result too”

All images are copyright of Dr. Padha

Copyright (c) 2019 Namrata D Prabhakar