Colours

Colours of jewellery are appreciated, blackbeads are specially chosen, colours of clothes, furniture, automobiles, gadgets and et al are enjoyed by everyone. Colours exist in flowers, fruits, grains, and in every possible thing that I can think of ! 

When colours can exist in everything around us and can be appreciated, why can’t the same rule apply for the human race ?

Why is it that the fair skin is talked about as a big virtue and a darker skin is considered a minus ?

And why should the colour of skin affect one’s confidence levels ?

Creams can exist to cleanse, moisten and nourish the skin, but changing the colour of skin, doesn’t it imply changing the very identity of a person?

My vague thoughts , while enroute to work, on seeing the hoarding that advertises to make the skin 4 times fairer or whatever !

I wish there’s something that could ban such things !

You know it’s summer

  

When the refrigerator is filled with ice candy

  

When the mornings, that usually involve the regular breakfast and lunch preparation, are concentrated on making caramel pudding 

  

When the games Monopoly, Twister and what not seem to be put to proper use

  

When you get to try out new dishes

  

When mangoes and other snacks are splurged on

  

When ice-cream becomes a regular thing at home

Saree Saga !

My new workplace, which in actuality is my first and old workplace, has got a very less female count, which has been the norm ever since I know the place. So it’s quite natural that anything that’s done by this gender is inevitably noticed by everyone. In the first few days of my re-joining, I was having a conversation with a colleague and he pointed out that whenever my friend N wears a saree to the workplace, people start pondering about which festival marks that day.

True to his statement, I have been seeing her wear sarees on Sivarathri, SriramaNavami and so on. And then I saw her in a saree again and tried to recollect which festival it was. Failing to reach an answer, I asked her and the answer I got was “sister’s birthday”  😊

And then I landed up in a similar situation after a couple of days and this time the answer was “pinni’s birthday” (mother’s sister is pinni) 😊

Today the same situation arose and I asked her “whose birthday “, to which the reply came “Hanuman’s birthday” 😊

Now, I am literally inspired by this, if life really is a celebration, why not celebrate everyone’s birthday 😊

Am quite tempted to dust my wardrobe of sarees and bring them into light !