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The Rose

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The evening sun had just set,
The last of the dim twilight rays 
Shone through the thick green foliage
Of the garden trees
And suddenly, I spotted a big red rose,
Fallen on the ground,
Wilting yet beautiful,
Plucked yet fragrant.
Serene.

Some age like that,
Growing more beautiful by the day
Glowing with contentment
From the golden years. 

Repair it. Fixit.

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When was the last time you went for a check up? Doesn't your body give you signs that you need something? And then one fine day, give way unless you take good care of it. It's the same case with the house you stay in. Any building needs constant maintenance what with the heavy rains, the constant direct sun and wear & tear. Externally, a building may look okay but internally be damaged. Old, dilapidated buildings are seen at every nook & corner in Mumbai. You'll find one on every street and there's always the horrifying news of a building collapsing. But even then, the repairs are always postponed. Building failures can be divided off into two broad groups of structural failures & application failures. Most of the building collapses are due to low quality of material used, inadequately trained manpower and inadequate supervision in constructing the multi storey structures so commonly seen. Structural audit is a must for every building. Most societies consid…

Tangled

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Twirling her curls around her fingers,
Untangling the complicated knots 
Of love & pain,
She looks into the distance at the golden glow
Of a Twilight sun 
Which teaches her to let go 
And allows darkness take over..

For tomorrow is a new day
For dreams, hope & love,
When they tangle together into the soul
To make her the one.






Colors

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A yellow sunny day
Surrounded by lavender fields,
I felt as happy as a daisy
Under a blue sky with wisps of white clouds blowing steadily
A tiny brown squirrel scurried near me
Hunting for acorns amidst the greenery.

As Twilight approached,
Draped in shades of orange and red,
The grey crescent moon appeared
A regular visitor
Shining brighter as the night got blacker.

Do you see the rainbow too?
As the days pass and turn to years ,
Your Life in technicolor...



Faster, Cleaner, Better: Leading the Change

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IndiMeets are always fun! This one especially which was held last Saturday in Mumbai in association with Berger Paints. What got me all excited was the "colors" bit- it has been years that I got my hands dirty with paint and colors, and so I eagerly looked forward to the fun afternoon.It was lovely to see some familiar faces as I entered. The Inditeam, warm as ever assisted us with all the event details.After the registration and a delicious meal at the Taj Vivanta ,where the event was being held, we seated ourselves amidst a lot of chatter and infectious positive energy in the room. 


The host for the event, Anoop, kept us all at the edge of our seats with fun exercises and some leg-pulling. We started with musical chairs (with a twist, of course!). After warming up to some "Dancing with the Chairs", and some rounds of introductions for the new and old Indibloggers, we were all geared up for more. Bloggers were being recognized with vouchers for best tweets, insta p…