I painted Lord Buddha on a bottle. It’s easy you can also give it a try.
Soak the empty bottle in water for 24 hours so that the label comes out and it gets clean.
To paint your glass bottles, you can use glass paint or acrylic paint.
On the first day, I painted the face of Lord Buddha here and formed the base.
Completed the front side. I have used both acrylic and glass paints. The base is formed by glass paints.
I am creating this bamboo tree so that the bottle gives a complete theme of Lord Buddha meditating somewhere in the forest which is surrounded by bamboo, trees, Bodhi tree and lotus.
Basically, I want to paint my entire imagination on this bottle. So after the painting is completed I filled the bottle with Led light. So I bought an LED cork light which is easily available on Amazon or Flipkart.
The clock ticked 11:50 pm on December 31st, and I was eagerly waiting to welcome the new year and explore 2020.
The year, 2019 gave me all the happiness, love and blessings and now was it’s time to depart. I was eager to find out what changes will the leap year brings to my life. Though North India was freezing the winters of Bangalore is much more pleasant.
Being new to the place, I had no friends and couldn’t decide to celebrate elsewhere and landed up hosting a party for myself at my cosy place. Then I didn’t know that this 2BHK flat will be the place where I will be locked for so many months. All festivals, parties and occasions will be celebrated only here.
With the beginning of the New year, I started job hunting and growing my small business simultaneously. I didn’t know what was striding towards us and I was specific for my job opportunities turning down several positions.
In January, all my Chinese friends and students went for their Chinese new year when I heard that a virus has emanated in the country from Wuhan. My friends from China kept apprised me about the situation and kept on updating me with videos and photos. Many of them approached me asking for masks availability as there masks were out of stock everywhere. The small MSME’s were in the loss and the owners were worried and tensed. I kept on supporting them mentally when students mentioned me as their “Soul teacher”.
Every morning their day started with authorities arriving at door-step for a temperature check. The first case of CoronaVirus was reported on 30th January in Kerala from a person who returned from Wuhan, China. Soon it spread in other parts of the country.
The team of WHO paid a visit to China and after return WHO tweeted that there is no human to human transmission. Despite the fact that the doctors of China mentioned that human transmission is possible. The entire world did trust the global organisation and relied on the statement.
Meanwhile, in the United States of Colorado and Nebraska reported mysterious drones in the sky.
The movie Parasite won the Oscar in January.
The first day of the year started with bushfires in Australia. Basically, the bushfire started from September 19 till March 20.
As the year started, on 3rd January, the U.S. drone strike killed General Qassem Soleimani raised tension with Iran.
On January 27, an agreement was signed between the government of India, Bodo groups and the Assam government to redraw and rename the BTAD in Assam.
Many applicants put the enrollment on hold as they informed that their banks are closed and they will be in lockdown. I lost all my students who were about to start the new batch. They said that as soon as the virus abolishes will get back to me. By then, the SARS-like virus has already a name and it known as COVID-19.
On 11th February, in Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party won the election by securing 62 seats out of 70 at Delhi Legislative Assembly election-2020.
The cocktail of NRC+CAA didn’t go well which ultimately resulted in Delhi riots.
The cause of the riots was hate speech, confrontations, CAA protests, provocations. The riot resulted in the death of 53 people and 200+ injured.
Well, we all know that the royal and golden guest Donald Trump arrived in India on 24 February. The event was addressed as “Namaste Trump”.
I celebrated my birthday without my friends but this time it was special. However, I went for dinner on the date. Meanwhile, my blogs were performing well especially the coronavirus blogs of mine and grabbed the eyeballs of many across the world.
India sealed Chinese borders and ban all flights flying too and from China.
Time flies by, I entered the month of Holi, yes the month of March.
In no time, the virus crossed the borders and spread to the USA, Europe and a few more countries.
India initially successfully managed to rein in Coronavirus spread but all went in vain when on 3rd March, 69 years old Italian spread the virus in Rajasthan.
Most of the MNC’s declared work from home. WHO declared 2019-nCov as a pandemic.
The government was taking all safety measures like temperature check, closed all mass gathering points, religious places, restaurants, pubs and bars, all educational hubs along with tourist places were closed.
India evacuated its citizens from China, Iran, Maldives and other countries.
By 18th of March, 7447 confirmed cases were reported with 239 deaths. Many celebrities and influencers were busy educating people to wear masks and use hand sanitizers. Social media and channels broadcasted educational videos and ads to make people aware of precautions and preventative measures.
Where so much was going through along with the blogs, I was also busy writing my E-novel Nillie and had its own fanbase from India, Egypt, Iran, China and a few more countries. Besides writing I was also giving interviews parallelly and luckily I got selected in multiple companies but I was more excited to clear the round of an MNC which was about to hire me as their marketing manager. They asked me to create an assignment in the final round and submit by 26th March on which my selection will prevail.
I was working day and night, understanding the company, requirements, as the job role was new for me and being experienced in sales the domain was new for me.
On 22nd March, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and called for 21 days complete lockdown.
We were asked to stay at home, only essential items were available. With the announcement, I went to stock ration from the nearby stores and found people were busy in panic shopping.
After returning from the market, I woke up the whole night to prepare the presentation and was about to send at the EOD.
Early morning, I received mail from the HR where she mentioned that as Government has announced locking we are keeping our hiring on hold till the economic condition improves. I was devastated and shocked but somehow I already knew that this might happen. With this, all other companies froze the hiring, and I was jobless and hopeless where I decided to give blogging a try and find other opportunities in my business.
By 25th March, the world was gasping with the shortage of ventilators, noted personalities pledged and donated to the funds. Health infrastructure, of many countries, broke down. Countries like Italy, France, and entire Europe and the United States, lost the battle against the virus. While most of the people in the world we’re in lockdown situation in China started to get normal. People returned back to their businesses and public place resumed. But that didn’t bring much happiness, for international suppliers from China as they lost many contracts, no buyers were ready to purchase their products.
WHO follows the bigger power?
The world raised questions and criticised WHO over handling the pandemic and taking a long time to declare openly about the virus.
The question was if China found that the virus is humanly transmitted then why didn’t they inform the world beforehand?
By now, the world started speculating, assuming and creating stories about the virus. It was clear by now, that China has emerged as the most powerful country in the UN and has means to silence global institutions.
भारत में लड़कियों को हमेशा आंका और दोषी ठहराया जाता है। “मुझे इस तरह की लड़की पसंद नहीं है, वह लड़की गलत है”। “मेरे बेटों को फसाया”, “उसने मेरे भाई को बदल दिया”.
एक दिन घर में मेहर ने अपने कुछ ऑफिस में काम करने वाले और दोस्तो को बुलाया था। अचानक से उसकी ननद आयी और सबके सामने मेहर को भला बुरा बोलने लगी। मेहर की एक दोस्त ने आगे बढ़कर समझाने की कोशिश की तो बात और बढ़ गई।
इस बीच मेहर का पति घर आया और उसने सबकुछ अपनी आंखो से देखा। मेहर के पति आशीष ने अपनी बहन को रोकने की कोशश की तो बहन ने इल्ज़ाम लगा दिया कि भाई एक पराई लड़की का साथ दे रहा है और दूसरो के सामने अपने परिवार वाले को जलील कर रहा है।
बात इतनी बढ़ गई कि घर के दूसरे लोगो को रोकना पड़ा।
सभा बैठी सास की और सास ने अपनी बेटी को बिना सुने ही बेकसूर बता दिया।
मेहर पर इल्ज़ाम लगाते हुए बोली कि तुमको बर्दास्त कर लेना चाहिए।
कुछ दिन बाद , तलाकशुदा मौसी मिलने घर आई वत सावित्री व्रत के उपलक्ष में आते ही पहले एक व्यंग्यात्मक लहजे में टिप्पणी की अपनी बहन से “मैंने सुना है कि आपकी बहू जहाँ भी जाती है, सिंदूर लगाती है”।
उस चाची को जवाब देने का मन किया मेहर का “आप दो चुटकी सिंदूर की कीमत के बारे में क्या जानते हैं, बहुत प्यार बस्ता है इसमें।” और जो मेहर को जज करने में व्यस्त था, उसने उसे एक दर्पण देने के बारे में सोचा। यह सभी चाची और रिश्तेदारों द्वारा आरोप लगाने के लिए बहुत आसान है जो एक दुल्हन को जज करने के लिए हैं। सबसे दुखद बात यह है कि यह स्वीकार करना कि लड़की अब उनके परिवार का हिस्सा है। महिलाएं एक लड़की का स्वागत करने के बजाय एक-दूसरे से नफरत करती हैं, वे सिर्फ मानसिक रूप से परेशान करने और उसका जिना दूभर करने की योजना बनाते हैं।
क्या आपको लगता है कि मेहर को बर्दास्त कर लेना चाहिए जैसे उसकी सास ने बोला या फिर आवाज़ उठानी चाहिए।
Domestic flight services will resume from 25th May. All flights were suspended on March 25th.
Amphan cyclone is crossing West Bengal coast. It has entered West Bengal. Here are some pictures.
Supersonic Boom in Bangalore: Today around 1:25 pm everyone in Bangalore heard a tremendous sound. It was like a thundering sound or earthquake. However, the Karnataka state disaster management has said that it was not an earthquake also the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has rejected the speculations of the supersonic boom.
The Bangalore Police is trying to find out the real reason.
Indian Air Force has informed that it was a routine IAF test flight involving a supersonic profile which took off from Bengaluru airport and flew outside the city limits.
European Unions supports WHO after Trump wrote to the director-general Tedros to lay out the charges and threaten to pull out. The US has earlier said that Tedros is a Chinese puppet. However, China has denied the allegations by far.
Jharkhand government has decided that Swiggy and Zomato will deliver liquor at doorsteps.
New Laws: A man sentenced to death via video-call in Singapore. A 37-year-old Malaysian man was sentenced to death for drug offences. This is the first verdict in Singapore which was heard remotely.
Nepal says it will reclaim its land from India. Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma has claimed that Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura belongs to Nepal and has vowed to take it back from India.
Zee News: A few days back, I mentioned that my friend who is a journalist in Zee news shared that one of her colleagues was tested positive for covid-19 and all the employees are asked to quarantined. However, Twitter handler came out with their views to see news. Have a look:
Birth of New Planet: A dense disc of dust and gas has been detected about 520 light-years away from Earth. Astronomers are assuming that they have found the first evidence of a new planet being born.
Metro services will not resume: Delhi High Court has rejected the plea of resuming lifeline (metro) services in Delhi. The Delhi government counsel said that the private and government companies are asked to work from home as much as possible. An adequate number of buses are already running and shops are also open on the odd-even basis. It’s not possible to resume all services out of a sudden.
I am paying a tribute to the princess today in this blog. A few days back, I dreamt of a princess. In crux, I dreamt that I was in a palace where I got to know that a princess died before her marriage at a very young age. To find the reason for her death I started searching for the real cause where I got to know that the story is from the 18th century before the birth of rani Laxmi bai and the rule of British. The dream related to my past life but I couldn’t find the actual reason for death as I woke up.
I couldn’t forget the dream as it was like a movie and so real hence I decided to Google to find some information. Finally, I found that in history there was a princess who died before her marriage.
I couldn’t gather more details but let me share her story with you.
The world is so brutal and unsafe for girls since the beginning. Unlike, Rani Padmavati you will never find her story highlighted.
I have never watched any story or film related to her life. I don’t remember reading about her. Her death is a mystery where Wikipedia states that she committed suicide but in other articles, it was stated that she was poisoned.
The history begins:
Krishna Kumari was the name of a girl, a princess, an object, a trophy we can say. As even now, things have not changed much.
She was born on 10th March 1794, in the Rajput dynasty. She was the princess of Udaipur state in the Mewar region of India.
The girl was born with magnificence, elegance, grace, charm and beauty. She was the daughter of Rana Bhim Singh.
Only at the age of nine, she was engaged to Bhim Singh of Jodhpur. Soon they both started to like each other (according to my dream) and the princess fell in love with the brave man.
Love of her life
Bhim Singh seized the Mehrangarh on 13th April 1792 and proclaimed himself as the ruler. He died at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur on 19th October 1803. The reason for his death and the year of birth is unavailable. But the king kept on fighting with his own cousins and uncles during his tenure.
After the premature death of the groom and Krishna kumari’s love now the beautiful, young princess sprung from the poorest blood of hindu was available for other kings of the kingdom. Her beauty was celebrated as’ the blossom of Rajasthan.’
The kingdom was losing its power day by day, nearby kingdoms we’re looking to attack the dynasty and now they have another reason to do so. Britishers have already started to colonize.
Every day the king used to worry about her daughter and kingdom. The entire kingdom was surrounded by enemies Marathas from the southwest had already annexed some part while the attack from Jaipur and Marwar was eminent.
But the reason for the attack of Jaipur and Marwar with an intention to marry the princess, Krishna Kumari.
The kingdom was already at the verge of collapse and over and above the shadow of war was looming over it.
His father was week and old enough to fight and the kingdom could never win the fight against the other states.
Krishna Kumari, who was aware of the situation decided to maintain the tradition. At sixteen years, of age, she decided to sacrifice her life and die rather than putting her kingdom in a difficult situation.
Now there are two different types of stories that’s why I mentioned it as mysterious.
The day princess crowned with death:
The poison was made of poisonous flowers. It’s said it was prepared of Kasumba blossom.
She drank it (according to my dreams) there was no one nearby when the drank the poison and died within some time. The poison was so strong that it killed her in minutes. No one got to know, that she was dying inside the room except a few. After sometime when her mother opened the door she was lying dead on her bed.
Her mother couldn’t take her daughter’s death she stopped eating and passed away soon.
Her father Rana Bhim Singh, converted the room into a shrine beauty and splendour.
Another story from the history books:
Let’s go back to the incident when Marwar king Bhim Singh died after his dead father of Krishna kumari fixed her marriage with Jagat Singh-2, King of Jodhpur. When Rao Mansingh get to know about this, he threatened Rana Bhim Singh;
If you marry your daughter to Jagat Singh, I will kill everyone and the first person to die will be the groom. Krishna is only mine.
Rana Bhim Singh got scared and immediately shared the threatening message to Jagat singh-2.
On 1807, both the kings got indulged into the fight in Gingoli. In this fight, Jagat Singh won but the profit was earned by a plunderer Amir Khan. Jagat Singh won the fight with the help of Amir khan.
Mansingh couldn’t forget the insult and he included Amir Khan with him.
Mansingh said to Amir khan;
By hook or crook, convince Rana Bhim Singh to marry his daughter to me.
Now the ball was in Amir Khan court, being a witty person, he conspired with the king’s royal person.
Tell your king to kill his daughter, the entire Mewar will be fighting just for a girl it’s better to kill her to save the dynasty.
The king got persuaded to kill his own daughter. He poured poison in a juice and sent to his daughter with a note.
Drink it, daughter.
Her mother was standing in front of her and trying to stop her from drinking the poison but she did.
I am left out with so many questions:
I don’t believe in past lives or dreams as such but I am actually curious to understand the meaning of such dream.
Also, exactly the time was mentioned in my dream I found the history behind it.
Rani Laxmi Bai fought to save her kingdom until the last breath. That’s why history does remember her.
Committing suicide is not a heroic tradition that the Rajputana blood cherishes for.
I want someone to reach out and help me reveal some of the hidden mysteries and theories.
The second incident states that it was a conspiracy and murder.
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The movie is available on amazon prime now. This movie created lots of buzzes from the day the trailer released.
The audiences have given 4-5 stars to this movie and it depicts the life of common Indian women and the sensitivity of the movie is well portrayed.
You can watch the movie during the lockdown just to spend your time. While watching the movie at some point, I forgot that it was a scary movie.
You can laugh at the “Bhoot” and after watching the movie laugh at me for recommending this movie.
Shubh Mangal Jyada saavdhan
Always a good movie to watch when you have Ayushman in it. Enjoyed the movie, punch lines everything.
I like Saif Ali’s movie, however, this movie is again just a time-pass. It’s better to watch the movie rather than feeling lonely. At some point, you will feel the movie is stretching itself.
A nice and decent movie to watch. If you are missing Irfan Khan you can watch him talking, movie, acting again in front of you. Mithila Palkar and Dalquer both have played their part very well.
This is an old movie, the movie is very well directed and Rajkumar has played the part well.
This is about a man who locks himself in a house where there is no electricity, water, food and neighbour. You can relate the movie in this current situation.
Think of a person gets locked during the lockdown?
Qarib qarib single
This story is about a lady who lost all the charms in her life and is trying to search some romance eventually deciding to go on a date through dating app. There she meets up a man different from others. The pair then embarks on a journey developing perfect chemistry.
I will personally request you to watch this movie.
Recently, I saw the ads of Four more shots, please! again. Last year, my friends did praise about the web-series but I assumed that it might be inspired by Kareena Kapoor’s Veerey Di Wedding and I decided to skip it because I wasn’t interested in watching any show based on feminism which shows how women have all rights to be badass.
This year, as we are in lockdown there is sufficient time to watch shows which varies by our taste.
So I started with Season 1 last Thursday night and finished the last episode of season 2 on Saturday afternoon.
I just loved the web-series. I tell you why?
Review in my way:
I am not going to write here the review for that you can just google it and find many articles and blogs on the same. Mine is a little twisted, I am not here to simply narrate the story but to make you understand why we must watch it. This web series is about four girls and the journey of their life. Why I liked the plot so much is because
All the actors have done justice to their acting.
Hats of to the leading ladies, all the four have justified their given roles and are a perfect fit.
Damini (Sayani Gupta), Umang (Bani J), Anjana (Kirti Kulhari) and Siddhi (Maanvi Gaagro) so the four girls met at a bar a few years back and bonded together.
The beautifully scripted storyline begins with someone’s success to others sorrow and sadness due to personal problems.
It actually shows the bond of friends and how important is it to have real friends in life.
Many of the times, we listen to others and do what pleases us because we trust a stranger more than others and we intentionally like to fall in the trap. Just like Anjana, who believed in someone.
Sidhi’s character shows how the family controls her since childhood and how she deals with body-shaming and finally starts to love herself.
In our society, we girls are grown and adapted the way our family and friends body-shame us, make fun of us. If we do something good, our own family doubt on our capabilities.
In my family, I am being fat-shamed and body-shamed since childhood. In many families, even in-laws mock and body-shame.
One of my cousins mocked at me for having readers and having fans on my page. Where this blog is even liked by Rangita Pritish Nandy and Maanvi Gagroo.
One of my knowns keeps abusing and threatening me when I give my views and opinions related to politics.
Though it was not required the way she gained the confidence, learned self-love and discovers her skills and abilities.
Bani J as Umang is a bisexual and falls in love with Samaira (Lisa Ray).
Umang’s character was actually interesting, it showed how she wanted to live her life with her own individuality. Being a Punjabi village girl she transformed herself, sustained and survived. Though her partner initially refused to admit their relationship later on everything goes well and they head towards marriage.
The one thing, that Umang said, at last, was not to choose a person who keeps career over you and try to mould someone according to own. I fully agree, there must be mutual concern and agreement. A relationship must always be equal in the sense of loving, adjusting, understanding, compromising and sacrificing. I can say that Bani was a real fit for the character.
Damini’s character is about a girl who is a journalist and founder of her company. She has a strong will, striking confidence, responsibility and maturity. Her, life shows different shades related to different topics be it office politics, anti-nationalism, righteousness. She is someone having a strong will-power, writing about and standing by the truth.
The story covers topics like misogyny, inequalities, trolling. It’s actually difficult for girls to survive even in Modern India where there are so many idiots in this world. Even on Facebook, so many people keep messaging, calling continuously unnecessarily from Facebook messenger.
Anjana is a lawyer and excellent at her work, however, her personal life is a total mess and she tries to fix out all the issues with her ex-husband. Trying to equally balance her life.
Being a successful lawyer, even she deals with the misogynistic behaviour of her boss. In my working career, even I have faced the same issue where higher authorities recommended my name for promotion based on my performance, but my immediate boss suggested a male colleague of mine because he could handle it better as he will not have to deal with home responsibilities.
Her character throws life about how difficult it is to raise a child, being a single mother, open relationship, infidelity, adultery.
I just loved her dress sense along with her makeover and lip-shades.
This is a complete entertainment during the lockdown. You can easily complete watching all the episode in just a days time.
Apart from the characters, you will love the editing, story-plot, sudden change of emotions in the storyline.
It’s a complete binge time for girls. You can rejuvenate your girl gangs memories while watching it and miss your friends.
Four more shots is bold, witty, fun to watch, delightful, glamourous, it gives you a message between all the glamour and shines of life.
Cinematography is very good.
While you are sitting at your homes you will be happy to virtually tour Istanbul, Jaipur, Goa and even you will love them to watch walking freely on streets and spending time in bars.
The web-series will remind you of FRIENDS as well. Just the coffee shop turned into a bar.
The series will make you miss your sleeping over at friends place, gossip and sharing.
Make you miss your friends and recollect the memories when they were with you during your wedding.
It will make you miss and encourage to plan a trip after things get normal.
Are you staying all alone in a city for your job and suddenly the country went to lockdown. You cannot go outside, no office, no more hanging out with friends, the whole day you spend your time playing ludo, pubg and watching shows on Netflix, Amazon prime, youtube, Hotstar, feel like you are locked up in a luxurious jail? Some might feel the same loneliness ever with their families, people all around but no-one to sit and relax, share your feelings and express.
Here’s a story:
Shweta after her marriage shifted to another city with her husband. She left her family, friends, the local places, markets, colony, society and vibes from her places which made her feel homely.
She was very excited about her new life. She was ready to explore an entirely different place and diverse culture. With her open heart, she was willing to build her own family and mould herself into a new lifestyle.
Initial days, were like a fairy tale. She arranged and decorated her new flat. Now it was her home, tried enchanting recipes, enjoyed shopping household products and loved to wait for her husband.
Everything was fine but after some time she started to miss her own self. She was a girl who had lots of close friends. A working and independent girl who had a busy lifestyle. A target to achieve and a routine to follow.
From client meetings to office gossips, talking with her colleagues or hanging out with besties she started missing all.
Suddenly, she started to feel lonely and even her husband couldn’t feel the hollowness she is dealing in her life.
A city where she knows the only person. Out of so many faces, she recognises only one. Out of so many locations, she has an apartment where she can sit and look outside. The only view, she looked every day we’re a few buildings and trees from her window.
She was feeling as if she’s trapped in a cell, she wished to be the girl she was earlier. She can open the gates of her cage but don’t know where to fly.
This is life, it’s difficult to adapt and your sacrifices won’t be acknowledged.
Shweta will adapt and get accustomed to this life one day.