Monday, 8 March 2021

Happy Internation Women's Day! 2021 - Nar Aur Naari




नर और नारी 


ये क्या जद्दोजहत है, नर और नारी में?

क्यों शिकवा, क्यों गीले, दोनों की दुनिया दारी में?


घर का बीज जो तू बोये, तो वह बीज में हु

घर की रंगत तू बढ़ाये तो उस घर का मैं रखवाला हु। 


तू दौड़े हमारी नटखट गुड़िया के पीछे 

तो मैं दौड़ू सौदागरों के पीछे 

दोनों उलझे अपनी अपनी ज़िम्मेदारी में

ये क्या जद्दोजहत है नर और नारी में?


मैंने पिता का सहारा बनकर उन्हें लाठी पकड़ाई 

तो तूने उन्हें नरम भाव की शाल पहनाई. 

शाल हो या लाठी, पिता को तो प्यार मिला दोनों की साझेदारी में 

ये क्या जद्दोजहत है नर और नारी में?


तूने संभाला चौका चूल्हा, पर हिम्मत की चौक से निकलने की,

मैंने संभाला रुपया पैसा, पर  हिम्मत की गीले आटे से रोटी बनाने की। 

तूने दम न तोडा और करती गयी अपना काम 

मिल गयी जैसे मेरे हाथो को ताकत, टीमवर्क का मिला इनाम

जाने क्यों आज भी फिर 'मैं' की जंग जारी है 

ये कैसी जद्दोजहत है नर और नारी में। 


चल आज तो है वीमेन'स डे, पर खुद मुबारक लेता हु 

तू 'औरत' है तभी तो मेरी 'प्रियतमा' बन कर आयी,

इस बात का शुक्रिया करता हु 

मेरी वीरान ज़िंदगी को रोशन करने वाली औ 'वुमनिया'

आज ये शब्दों का उपहार तुझे भेंट करता हु 


इस फर्क को मिटाते है, ताना - बाना ढूंढते है , लग जाते है तैयारी में,

ख़तम कर देते है ये  जद्दोजहत है नर और नारी में!


विभा सिंघानिया गुप्ता 





Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Veerangna Ki Awaaz

 




VibzContentCart wishes everyone a very Happy Republic Day!

वीरांगना की आवाज़ 

हम क्या शिकवा करे, क्या मन्नत करें उनसे

जो किसी और पर मर मिटे है

वह सर्दी और धुप को ओढ़ते है 

यहाँ हम सालो के इंतज़ार सेकते  है। 


होली दिवाली सब चिठ्ठी-तारी में मनाई,

अंगना अब थक गए है मेरे

बिछोना सूनेपन का शाम सवेरे 

न थकूँगी पर मैं. ......... क्यूंकि;

उस अंगने में आशा की लौ जलाई है। 


वोह  केहते है की एक दिन ज़रूर आऊंगा,

औरो की तरह तुम्हे शहर दिखाऊंगा।

जानते है की ये बस कहने की बात है 

किसी की सेवा में वह दिन रात समर्पित है। 


शिकवा नहीं पर उनपर नाज़ है मुझे,

जो उनकी सेवा छोड़ दे, ऐतराज़ है मुझे 

तुम दुश्मनो को धुल छठा के आना,

अपने पहले प्यार का फ़र्ज़ निभाना। 


अंगना फिर भी गूंजेगा तुम्हारी ललकार से 

स्वागत होगा तुम्हारा विजयी फनकार से 

सर उठा के घूमेगी ये वीरांगना, देखेगी नज़ारे 

भर जाएंगे सारे ज़ख्म मेरे।।


जयहिंद 


विभा सिंघानिया  गुप्ता 






Friday, 25 December 2020

My Childhood Christmas Memories

 

December 24,2020 7:00 PM

Hey folks,

Christmas Eve is here. 

A few of you must be all pepped up with decorating the tree, wrapping gifts, filling stocking. 




                                                                Image Source: Internet


A few of you must be speed tapping Christmas messages in gadgets across your social circle. 

A few of you must be best enjoying, doing nothing, covid has done it all so nothing actually left for you to do! 

So to cut it short, everyone is up to something. 

Me? 

Well, am here to chit-chat with my readers and share my childhood memories of Christmas. 

My entire schooling happened in Christian schools. No wonder the Christmas celebration was my yearly thing to look out for. 

I was no alien to carols, the big Christmas tree kept in the central podium of school,

the display of Jesus' birth all around the tree, the giant star on the top of that huge

tree oozing a festive spirit. 

But what I and my classmates awaited was the enormous honey cake cut in the assembly

and then distributed amidst all. 



A small but sweet celebration that continued for almost 15 years of my schooling and kept

adding to my childhood memories of Christmas.


I was somehow fascinated with the Church and the whole festive aura in and around the Church

during Christmas. 

Lighting candles, and doing unlimited handshakes with Santa (selfie fever was not existing that time),

singing carols with the Church Choir, and then ...the main thing!

Being a foodie how can I forget the awesome plum cakes made by my bestie, Bency's mother.

It was the best. 

No, those days we didn't have categories like egg or eggless!:)) 

It was only, ghar ka and bahaar ka cake. (homemade and outside cake)

Luring on those cakes was motivating enough to even dress up as Santa and reach to

Bency's home and have those brownies and cakes. 

Well well….let me come to the present. 

December 25, 2020

First of All, Merry Christmas to All. 

This year was testing enough. 


Some of us skyrocketed, some discovered self and some lost their everything. 

Dear Santa, 

Let this be not some fancy tale about you.

Please come.

Yes, we badly want you. 


Why? 


Because, we need gifts of hope, recovery, stability, empathy, and love. 


Let the needy and deprived get a reason to smile


Let us love and take care of ourselves and our family for a while

What else from this year 2020 can we take?

Wish you all blessings and happiness cake!! 

Waiting For You,

Vibha 


Merry Christmas from vibzcontentcart.com






Tuesday, 8 December 2020

The Writer's Feels - Bust Your Inhibitions and Get Started!



A lot of newbies ask me how to become a  writer? 

I started with actual 'writing' maybe 7 months back???!!! But trust me, I still do not know the answer to how you can become a writer. 

Why? 

Simply because I am an accidental writer who was blessed with times wherein my write-ups connected and touched souls. In return, I got soaked in appreciation, a niche fan-following as well as heaps of motivation.  

The passion slowly simmered with my continuous exploration of writing stuff that I love. 

7 months down the line, I feel that writing and I are now inseparable. 

Writing has become a new form of expression. It is now, the language that I speak and understand. 

The beauty of being a writer is that you never feel 'seasoned'. YES. 

We may get confidence. We may even brag about our writing credos. But to the best, writing expertise doesn't stop at a degree. The exploration goes on and on, as every word is new, every feeling is new and our every thought that our mystical mind weaves.....even when perhaps a  millionth time... it is new. 

I come across curiosities on a daily basis when budding writers or writers in the making connect with me on social media. 

They put forward questions like:

"I am not having that rich vocabulary."

"I do not know where to start."

"Can you give me some topics to write ma'am?"

"Is there any course to become a writer?"

These were only a few of them. 

I say, that instead of questions these all are basically questionable MYTHS! 

A good soul told me, " Writers cannot be made. They are born."

That is true. But still, if you have not yet discovered it and struggling with the above-mentioned myths, then read this:

You are a writer. Your thoughts have to be rich rather than your vocabulary. 

If you are able to make simple meaningful sentences that translate your thoughts. YOU ARE GOOD.

We are blessed to have apps like 'Grammarly' to take care of your minor hiccups!

Every writer starts being a reader.   You have to RUN - Read, Understand, and Note.

Develop a habit of reading, understanding the inside-outside context, and make a note of what is 'your' view/analysis on the same. 

It is a human tendency to not follow someone for long. When you do this continuously, there will be a day when you are prompted to come up with your content as a shoutout to your readers!

Oh please! Do not take me or anyone else to suggest to you, on what topics can you write!

Start with something you know about. Start with something you have a strong opinion or feeling. 

Let it exactly resonate with your thought, views, and knowledge. The composition of a writer is not an essay, it is an expression. It is interactive and it is your voice. So you just have to speak, but ..on the paper. 

I am not against learning. But there are certain nuances that cannot be learned through a fixed writing curriculum or a degree! 

Perfection cannot be achieved through a content writing course. Believe in yourself and start with one line, two lines. Your reader is your best teacher and critique. 

So write on the open platform and test yourself. This is the best way to mould a writer in you. You may not be perfect, but you are a learner and a writer in the making!

Well, these were some common questions. 

It was in May'2020, I came up with vibzcontentcart.com. It was and is still my writing meditation space where I love to be whenever I want to talk. Thankful for the love it got. 

It is not just a blog, but much more than that. This platform is open for all the budding writers who want to test their writing skills, seek guidance, tips, and bits while taking their first steps towards becoming a writer. So if you feel, you have a voice and want to connect with your readers, THIS IS FOR YOU. 

I welcome writer-drafts at vibhaguptapro@gmail.com. The categories? Well, I do not categorize your write-ups other than the technical bifurcation. 

So write-mail -publish-share. And there you are! 

Last but not the least, ending today's feels with a quote that celebrates the essence of writing.

Story Telling

  When are you starting your writing journey??!!!

   Vibha Gupta











Friday, 27 November 2020

मेरी धड़कन

 




मेरी धड़कन

केहते है सब की
एक ही दिल, एक ही धड़कन
उसका कोई बटवारा नहीं होता है
ज़रा कोई उसका चेहरा देखके बोलो
क्या कोई ऐसी नदी है
जिसका कोई किनारा नहीं होता है?

वो एक लम्हा था
ईश्वर ने जब मुझसे कहा था
अब समय आया है उसके जनम का
दिल से दिल का एक टुकड़ा अलग होने का
रहेगा तुम्हारा ही अंश वो
धड़कन एक और एक ही दिल के हिस्से दो

बड़े होते बस देखु उसे 
प्यार करू कभी डाँटू उसे 
मुस्कुराहट उसकी अल्हड और नादान 
खिलता चेहरा उसका मेरी जान 
उसके मुँह से 'माँ' का कथन 
जैसे हो मेरी दिल की धड़कन 

बना रहे वह मेरी परछाई 
उसी में है मेरी दुनिया समायी 
कभी न कभी तो कहेगा अपनी माँ को 
अब मुझे अपनी ज़िन्दगी जीने दो 
दर्द होगा मुझे..... पर रोकूंगी न उसे 
चलती तोह रहेगी धड़कन और सांसें 
एक यहाँ और एक वहाँ  , एक ही दिल के दो हिस्से 

जानती हु अब फिर ईश्वर कहेंगे 
वादा अपना पूरा करने को कहेंगे 
कब तक होंगे एक ही दिल के हिस्से दो... 
कब तक होगी एक ही धड़कन 
बोहोत देख लिया उस खेलते जीव को 
अब वह संभालेगा अपनी नीव को 
वक़्त आ गया है तुम्हारे जाने का 
दे दो उसे तुम अपना पूरा दिल 
अपनी साँसैं और बटीं हुई धड़कन। 

- एक 'माँ'









Tuesday, 3 November 2020

4 Secrets to Raise a Happy Child! - In Association with PiggyRide





Emotional Stability of a Child, Mental Health of a Child



We are the school, we are the activities,
We are tutors, we are their new friends,

But in this unlocked lockdown
Running round the clock, up and down

How quick you are to make the amends!!

Children can always be moody
But that's not always how it should be!!
Let us try these 4 secret sauces🐯
To get that diamond smile on their faces!!

CHECK OUT HERE!!!

4 Secret Ways to Raise a Happy Child

 https://www.piggyride.in/blog/secrets-to-raise-a-happy-child-infographic/

Happy Parenting!

Vibha Gupta

Monday, 2 November 2020

Unfiltered Thoughts ON Filtered Society By Shwetha Srivathshan




VibzContentCart is all about celebrating life, our golden times, and charting promising future ahead. There could not have been a better reason than this, to publish the únfiltered thoughts of my school batchmate Shwetha Srivathshan. A mother, an entrepreneur, and a writer. What adds to all this is her ability to reach us to levels of introspection through her on-point conversations. I welcome her and thank her to be one of the esteemed contributor panel for vibzcontentcart.com

People say that it takes a village to raise a child. Never before was it so relevant than the present time? We, humans, are 'social animals' and have always surrounded ourselves with people, living and growing in communities and being together. However, today we are in our very own silos even when we are surrounded by people.

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Earlier, when the world was a simpler place, with people having simple needs, where it wasn't necessary for both parents to work to either earn/follow a passion, where the family came first and where consumerism had not caught up with people's lifestyles, people chose to spend free time with friends and family and neighbors, just helping sometimes, just caring, just listening or just plain sharing. But, today, even though we are all well-connected, with smartphones, emails, social media, and fast transportation, we still aren't as close as we used to be. 

I remember as a kid, apart from my school and TV, my favorite entertainment used to be hanging out playing with my friends and in later years, chatting with my friends and neighbors. I have spent many an hour talking with the aunty living behind our house while my mom and she finished their respective chores of washing utensils or clothes, etc.

Those conversations may not have been as informative as the educational videos or National Geographic of today but taught us many soft skills and helped us express ourselves. We shared opinions and gossip, laughter and recipes, dreams, and frustrations. Not only that but in case of emergencies, your neighbors and friends could be trusted to look out for you/kids and you never felt stuck alone. I remember visiting a lot of our neighbors and friends during Diwali and Christmas and the like, wishing them the seasons' greetings and eating home-made savories and sweets and them visiting us in return but nowadays, the maximum I see is fancy wishes and stickers on Whatsapp/via phone calls and doing the same.


Source: Internet

But, today many of us are in a situation where both parents are working and a lot of kids are either in after-school/daycare programs or very preoccupied with their school work, activity classes, or plain net-surfing/online games/video watching; so much so that many of us are unaware of the beauty of having a supportive neighborhood that will stand by us in our time of need, sometimes even more than our relatives. 

Today, I sadly notice that a lot of our neighbors keep their doors shut at all times (not that I wish to pry on their private lives but a warm genuine smile, a little wave never hurt anyone), never visiting you/your other neighbors without a need (while the few that do are pretty much of the nosy-neighbor kind), and being judgmental more often than not. 

I am not generalizing with an intent to offend but fondly reminiscing the benefits of the good-old-days. 

I do miss the good-old-days. I am all for growing modernization and technology and medical achievements but aren't human beings supposed to be more than just material beings? I am not being a cynic or pessimist, but I see that it does take a village to raise a child and more (no human being can claim to have done 'everything' he/she ever did without anybody's help), but, the world we live in, needs more effort from us, to give us that loving, caring village surrounding us. Is it too much to expect friendships and random kindness from people that surround you? 

Have we, in pursuit of our freedom and privacy, become more and more solitary instead of the 'social animals' we are supposed to be? Our society has become polished, filtered and an unrealistic dome of disconnected arrangements. Thoughts???



I am Swetha and I live in Chennai. I, with my husband, co-founded our company, Leadengine, through which we help other companies 'Sell better'! I have done my Masters in Chemistry with a gold medal to my name and have made a career in Marketing and Content Writing. I am a voracious reader and I love writing too. However, if I am not doing either, then I am busy being a wife and a mother to my two lovely daughters.


Happy Internation Women's Day! 2021 - Nar Aur Naari

नर और नारी  ये क्या जद्दोजहत है, नर और नारी में? क्यों शिकवा, क्यों गीले, दोनों की दुनिया दारी में? घर का बीज जो तू बोये, तो वह बीज में हु घ...