Through the evening window

It’s 8:25 PM late in the evening right now. I pause to think how it’s funny as 9:00 PM is technically beings night while it’s already dark as hell now. Well it is technically winter still, and at this time its hardly (beings to in a manner of speaking) dark in summer.

Looking at/through the nearest window to me right now viz in the living room, where (almost) everything of mine is at, the two potted plants come to attention first and the most. One (left in the picture below) is the plant Tulsi which you can find in almost any Indian home on account of being holy. Well I don’t know nor care about that, but it is quite a resourceful one. And the other one is the curry leaf tree (called Kaddi Patta in Hindi) another very (most?) common one in India which is the basis for the everyday (more or less) consumed green chutney, which is one of the many Indian ‘dips’ for various Indian dishes and also used in variety of other food stuff, especially sandwiches here.

All my house windows were full of pots of various plants, various flowers blowing, almost a window-garden was every room of my house once since many years. Well as time rolled by it became difficult to manage (especially after my grandmother’s ill health) which resulted in some dying and most of them were moved and planted down in the building. These 2 were gifted by a friend, well so we kept it in the house, so the plant count is not zero anymore. And speaking of plants, on another note, literally all windows of every room of my house have been the birthplace of countless pigeons and sparrows. Even right now there are a bunch of sparrow babies and their mother in one of the rest room’s windows. I have captured few of them in my other blog. I always wanted to see a crow family too, but so far for over a decade I was only witness to pigeons and sparrows being born. And lot of passing by squirrels.

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That is the most significant thing there is. Apart from that the opposite building can be seen, which marks the end point of my colony area. The slum area is visible which is adjacent to my colony.

At a distance (not pictured above) different lights can be viewed of other buildings, and the church near my area and my school. And the plain boring (for now) sky. That’s about it. The area I live in is surely to some extent a sort of a paradox which I described earlier for a weekly photo challenge which you can view.

The Devil in and around me

I can see him clearly, or her, for they are genderless, unless you think so. So here I shall call it it, get it? Shining brightly while glancing back at me. Staring back for too long hurts my eyes and watery. It is a beast capable of doing wonders, when asked and worked with in the proper manner.

It rests on top of its mighty dark throne, which keeps it cool from becoming hot tempered. What it has to say is heard with the help of its two accomplices which each lie on its either side, and serve as its voice. Like ministers to their kings. But they are not the only ones, for it’s council does not end there. Although it has adviser of its own, it has another powerful outsider which guides it on what to do without which things can be less convenient and sometimes impossible. And this powerful adviser has a special place of it’s own. And not to forget, most importantly it has vast various resources which are kept by its agents who are the most important here perhaps, and responsible for keeping things and make them flowing. And lastly its army is joined by many other soldiers from time to time, making it truly powerful.

The first impression one can get looking at it is like looking at a bright as well as dark beast. I know quite the paradox. Like us humans, it’s capable of changing its bright colours, only here I mean quite literally! For now it shines in vibrant blue, where from every part comes a calming light of blue. Each organ shows off the master’s colour and thus its glory.

On a side note, blue is supposed to have a calming effect on the viewer, no wonder many sites too like WordPress, facebook, Twitter etc. and heck even he chair I’m sitting on right now is blue! Still not getting what I’m speaking about, or was that just blabbering by me? It is none other than my faithful partner in crime, the devil – My laptop. Right now where I’m sitting at and typing all this.

In a previous post, I had already covered a bit about my writing space along with the rest of my living room, so now going into more details I thought it would be a bit fun to write it that way. Hope you enjoyed yourself, you can have a look at that post so see how It and its council looks. 😀

This was in response to this week’s writing challenge. And I find it a bit funny the fact that I’ve been playing this game DmC Devil May Cry which just released few days back The devil is everywhere I guess.

Gone

A place from your past or childhood, one that you’re fond of, is destroyed. How do you feel?

There were many places where I have memories associated with my childhood, but none of them I’m attached to feel very sentimental about. That’s the way I’m, and have always been, I do get bit attached to things but they don’t tend to last much longer so I doubt I can call them that in the first place. That being the reason why I don’t actually recollect such a place ceasing to exist now. My most favourite childhood place well, is my home where I still live in. Now wouldn’t want that to be ‘destroyed’ and me ending up on the road, you know.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

This is a photo taken back in late 2007 or early 2008 exactly which I can’t remember right now. It is a view from the top of my school from one of the buildings, and since my home is about 5 minutes away this is more or less a view from my home too.

What strikes me in this picture as it has the natural beauty in it, the slums and the fancy big buildings all around together in one place. I live in quite the mixed neighborhood. It shows me that the world is out there to be faced. Well the sky looks good too. While there many photos which I could have put up here which reflected beyond to me, for this reason this image struck me the most here.

Sleeping on the mud

Alright, that might sound bizarre, but that is a classic example of free association thanks to today’s daily prompt.

So first things which to my mind when I hear (okay here read):

home: sleep, laze around, computer, mother (yeah really!) and scratching wherever I want freely 😛 (quite true isn’t it?)

soil: mud (pardon my lack of imagination at times)

rain: smell of mud, walking, hiking

And as the title says, I did sleep on the mud in the countryside and mountains quite a few times. You should try it, away from our monotonous lives, really bliss.

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Living Room (not so) Clean Slate

Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there?

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Viewing today’s daily prompt on my laptop 😀

So I’m in my living room now, often (or rather mostly) called ‘hall’ in the Indian tongue. My laptop and other (related) things occupy a table adjacent to another table which has my home desktop PC which is adjacent to the front door. All this to my left. To my right lies another chair and my bed where I sleep. So you can say my maximum moment is between where I’m seated (now for instance) in front of my laptop and the bed which is hardly a meter away 😛

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Precious bed is precious.

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In front of (and above) me is the huge glass cupboard (don’t know why it’s called that as more than half the thing is wood of some sort) which is filled with books, books and books, along with some other crap here and there. I wish I had a dog and not just a big stuff toy gathering dust which you can see in the picture. Same story with other sections of the house, which also has some pairings, statues of various sizes of deities and others, various decorative pieces and all crap which I’m not bothered about. My house is not the cleanest of places, but still decent enough though.

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When I turn my back I can see The Dark Knight Rises poster in all its glory which is the first thing visible when entering my home, on which I already mentioned few things in yesterday’s brilliant daily prompt. Two (more!) tables between them is a chair and on all of them (this time) are my sister’s junk. And some of my mother’s. And somewhere over there is the way to the other places in the house.

Total table count in living room = 4. I wonder myself, really?

While writing this I just remembered the ‘evolution’ of the living room, when things were changed, moved, thrown out, new stuff b(r)ought in. Like that my favourite Club Furniture sofa. As time passes, became more congested, just like our world. And since this is the living room, safe to say everyone in the house ‘lives’ here.

I wish I had my own room (which I don’t) And thankfully (for you?) the question was about the current room I’m at and not the most important room of the house, otherwise I would have (without a second thought) posted a image of my toilet/commode. Hey that’s true right?