Tom&Jerry on Amazon, My first book!

Dear Friends…

Thank you for all your support and encouragements for Pebbles!

Happy to share that, today, my first book “Tom&Jerry Stories”, a collection of 10 short stories is published on Amazon. The link here!

TomAndJerry_BookCover

Please read and share your feedback on Amazon.

Keep Smiling, Keep Shining.

-Sanil.


pic: “Tom&Jerry Stories” Book Cover

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അമ്മ.

mom

പെട്ടെന്ന് എന്താണ് സംഭവിച്ചത്?
കണ്ണൂതുറന്നു ഞാൻ, തീക്ഷ്ണമാം
വെളിച്ചധൂളികൾ, കണ്ണിലൂടെ
ഉള്ളിലേക്കെല്ലാം, പൊള്ളലായ്
ഓടവേ…കരഞ്ഞുപോയ്, ഞാൻ
ഉറക്കെ ഉറക്കെ പൊട്ടിക്കരഞ്ഞു പോയ്….!
ഹോ…എന്തോ ഒരു സുഖം!
കണ്ണടച്ച് ഞാൻ, മൃദുവായ്‌
എൻ നെറ്റിയിൽ, എൻ കവിളിലും
പിന്നെയെൻ നെഞ്ചിലും, സുഖമായ്‌
ഏതോ സാന്ത്വനം തലോടവേ….
വറ്റിയൊരെൻ നാവിലേക്കിറ്റുന്നു
മാധുര്യമാർന്ന സ്നേഹാമൃതം…!
ഹോ…ജന്മസാഫല്യം ഇപ്പൊ ഇവിടെ!
കണ്ണ് തുറന്നു; കണ്ടു കാഴ്ച്ചകൾ;
അറിഞ്ഞു വേഴ്ചകൾ; ഉള്ളിൽ കാറ്റും കോളും!
ചവിട്ടിത്തെറിപ്പിച്ച വസ്തു അനങ്ങുന്നു;
അതെന്നിലേക്കു മെല്ലെയടുക്കുന്നു;
എന്റെ ചങ്ങല നോക്കാതെ,
എന്റെ ചുണ്ടിലേക്കു വീണ്ടും
ഒരിറ്റു വറ്റിന്റെ കഞ്ഞിപ്പാത്രവുമായി!
ഞാൻ വളർന്നു…വളരുന്നു…ഏറെ ഏറെ!
എന്റെ ചങ്ങലകൾക്കു കുരുക്കേറുന്നു;
എന്റെ ചങ്ങലകൾക്കു കനമേറുന്നു;
അതൊന്നും കാണാതെ പിന്നെയും;
കനിവിന്റെ വഴിചൂട്ടുമായി അവർ!
ഉറക്കം കൂടിപ്പോയോ?
ചായയുമായി അമ്മ അടുത്തിരിക്കുന്നു!
“രാത്രി കുട്ട്യേ ഒരൽപം നേരത്തെ വരരുതോ നിനക്ക്?
അമ്മക്ക് വയസ്സൊത്തിരി ആയിരിക്കുണൂട്ടോ”


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A Day at Home of Hope…

Some of our friends, this time decided to spend a day with people who are underprivileged (economically and hence socially!). So we decided to visit Home of Hope in Bangalore. 

Before we talk about the day, let me introduce Hope Of Hope. 

In the midst of a lot of privileges (economically and hence socially), most of us are busy chasing things we really don’t need in life; some of us start thinking about the reality of life but don’t know what to do; a few of us support financially for social causes without bothering about the end result; a very few of us find dedicated time in a consistent manner and respond to social needs for our fellow human…and very rarely one emerges to dedicate life to them – Auto Raja is one such soul! On a contrary, he was not enjoying all the so-called privileges of an urban life, (maybe) hence, he responded to the needy on the streets. He started accommodating such people suffering from unbelievable anguish, in his own small house, way back in 1997 under the name ‘New Ark Mission India (NAMI)’. He wanted to provide them, at least the basic needs – food, shelter, clothes and medicine; on top of all – some dignity in life…at least a respectful death!! Hence Home of Hope!

Today, it has 3 different wings – for men, for ladies and for kids – and almost 750 inhabitants!!! They all enjoy a better life at Home of Hope, with new little hopes in life!

We reached there in the morning and visited the ladies wing first.

We spend time talking to some of them. Many of them are physically and mentally ill and were thrown to the hard test in the streets….different stories of family and social brutality they faced before reaching Home of Hope.

We next visited kids wing. Kids were playing as it is a no school day! Some kids were disabled and need help to even move around. Many of them came to us and they wanted us to talk, carry them and play with them….Yeah, they don’t get that on an everyday basis! We distributed some snacks for them and spent some time with them.

We had arranged special lunch for all the friends in Hope of Hope. Along with Home of Hope team, we distributed lunch. We started lunch distribution at Men’s wing. Some students from a nearby college also joined us. There were more than 300 men of different ages at Men’s wing. Same story as Ladies wing – physically and mentally changed, some of them even can’t respond or eat food by themselves.

We joined in serving food for Ladies and kids later.

We ensured to reserve some snacks for their evening tea.

 

Smiling faces….it left some nice feeling in all of us when we returned. Hats off to Auto Raja and Team Home of Hope! Thanks to my friends and my lil boys who joined and spent the whole day together with them!

A day with some differences….and also a thought – we must do better in a consistent way!


If you want to know more about Home of Hope:  www.newarkmission.org ; raja@newarkmission.org ; +9180-28445509; +9180-65997274


 

The Butterfly cannot die!

ButterflyWing

Jerry: “Papa, where is that wing?”
Papa: “Which wing? What for?”

Jerry: “That butterfly wing, which we got near our sunflower plant..”
Papa: “It would have been swept away!”
Jerry: “What? I kept it near the sofa. I want it!!”
He ran out and started searching…Papa joined, though he did not know what’s happening!

Jerry: “Hey Papa, got it, got it!!”
He was in ecstasy!

Papa: “Oh, you want it for artwork in school…”
Jerry: “No! I want the other parts of this butterfly also. It will work, It will work!!”
He was so confident. He was observing that butterfly wing eagerly.

Papa: ” What will work?”
Jerry: “Come on Papa! You don’t know? We need to get other parts and join. It will fly again!”
Papa was at sea!

Papa: “Jerry, the butterfly is dead. Even if you join the parts, a dead butterfly cannot fly!”
Jerry: “Yes, if you simply join the parts, it will not work! But, if you get the correct parts, and fit it correctly, it will fly!”
Papa: “…actually it was dead…..” (He could not complete!)

Jerry: “…..that butterfly cannot die! I will get the remaining parts and join them. I will show you how it can fly again….!”
Papa failed to convince him. His conviction was so strong!

There was a cocoon beginning to show below the sunflower leaf!

Yes, the butterfly cannot die!


pic: Shot@home, the same Jerry’s butterfly wing! 😉