Saturday, 27 June 2020

Vibha ke Alfaaz - I



Welcome to the Jazbaat - Shayari and Poem Section of WhisperingWoods. Shayari and Poems simple convey the artistic bend of words soaked in emotions and thoughts. They don't have a fixed path....they just flow...straight from the heart....
Feel free to comment or review them. Want to contribute? Reach out to us in the comment section. We would love to feature you and showcase your 'jazbaat' here.

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Muskurahat kisi ki jaagir nahi hoti....
Rone ki fitrat har kisi ki nahi hoti.
Kab tak jamate rahoge ye shikayaton ki mehfil..
Kab tak jamate rahoge ye shikayaton ki mehfil..
Khul kar jee lene ki parwangi nahi hoti.
Par bhool na jaana tum bhi insaan ho...
Kisi ke liye afsos toh kisi ke liye meherban ho.
Hasne aur rone ka tana baana chalta rahega...
Zindagi sir par utha rakhi hai...

Ye toh yu hi chalta rahega ...chalta rahega.



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Muddatein ho gayi...

jaise guzar gaya ho zamana...

Dekha toh tumhe roz karte they, 

par shayad ab tumhe jaana.


Ye baatein aise hi satati rahengi,

 puraani yaadein humein jalati rahengi,
Kuch yaad karke ashq beh na nikle,

 kuch behtar hai yaad na kare warna chubhengi. 


Ab toh woh hi hai jo khairiyat puche, 

kab khatam ho ye "vibha" soche..
Mandir mein bus jise sajaa ke rakh diya, 

hua tumhe ehsaas..jab khud ko bandh kiya. 


Jala do aaj ek diya...lambi fursaton mein..

Kahi toh meherbaan hoga woh tumhari harkarton pe.....
tumhari harkaton pe .......



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Nar ho ya naari hai....ye vipda toh sab pe bhaari hai...
Koshishein bhi jaari hai, mukhote mein duniya saari hai..

'Door raho' yeh kehna...ab aasaan ho gaya..
Chup kar apne aap se hi milna...haalaton ka farmaan ban gaya..

Woh aaine ko dekhna, woh tayyar hokar itra chidakna..
Rozana ka ye drama...ab yaadon ka mohtaj ho gaya..

Dekh rahi hai 'vibha' auro ki tarah..is pure falsafe ko...
Dhundh rahi hai khali basti mein kisi apne ko....kisi apne ko..

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Aankhon mein aansu aur sama hai gamgeen...
Guftagu kya kare, ab shaam kaha haseen.

Uljhano ko suljhate hue nikal jayenge din..
Ab tak toh reh rahe they, thoda aur rehlenge unke bin.

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Hari bhari hai ye roshan wadiyaan...
In waadiyon ki chuppi kuch..
keh rahi hai..
Dhoop mein nahake, apna ujla rang, 
Itra ke jaise bikher rahi hai. 

Inki khubsoorti ka kya kehna,
Ye toh inka haq hai..
Rahe humesha aabad aise hi..
Ye na ho toh jeevan narak hai.

Ae waadiyon.. bus yu sama lo mujhe..
Ki odh lu tumhe,
Aur ban jaaye 'Vibha' tumhari is tarah..
Ki kabhi na bhool paye ye lamhe. 

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Yaado ka Falsafa Baarish ki boondein hai ya yaadon ka falsafa, Bhini mitti ki khushbu, kya raaz hai chupa.. Yaad aayi tumhari jab baadal chaaye.. Baarish hui ...dharti ko pyaar mila Aur main dekhti rahi jharokhe se... Yaado ka falsafa boondo mein simat jaaye Kabhi toh aaoge is baarish ki tarah Surk labon ko hasne ki mil jayegi wajah Jo na aaye .. To dekhti rahungi jharokhe se yu hi.. Ye boondein aur yaadon ka falsafa Baarish toh aayegi aur tham jayegi, Aankhen aur zameen nam ho jayegi...
 
Guzar na jaaye ye mausam jharokhe se hi .. Bheegne ka mauka mil jaye mujhe bhi... Aa jaao ki taak rahi hu rasta tumhara... Shayad na milu agle saal.... Jharokhe pe dobaara.... Mil jaungi mitti mein...tumhare intzar mein.. Tum le aana baarish mere pyar mein.. Mehsus karna mujhe us.... bhini mitti ki khusbu mein... Ban jaungi ye barish ka farmaan Aur tumhari yaadon ka falsafa...

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Patjhad Ka Mausam

Jab din guzarte hai jaise koi patjhad ka mausam, Shaakh ho jaaye bezubaan, aankhen rahe num Padhne lagte hai hum haatho ki woh lakeer Jaise inme hi ho saare chupe raaz aur taqdeer
Intzaar rehta hai ki khatm ho jaaye ye patjhad

Bhar jaaye in bejaan adhoore shaakh ka daaman Phir se guzre haseen lamho se bhara din, Saansein sirf chale na, dobara jeene lage hum. Jeene lage hum. Khatm ho jaaye ye patjhad ka mausam...

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Thursday, 25 June 2020

Bhaisaab Ki Samajhdhari!

Check Check! 1.....1....3....... Can some one go and turn the upper knob to start the TV and second knob to set the channel??


Thank You. We are good to roll. 

'She'

She is confident.
She is a home maker.
She seeks value for money product.
She is assertive.
She leads the scene by examples.
She loves bargaining.

Clad in a white saree with light blue floral print. Hair neatly tied in a bun. Forehead adorned with a typical big red bindi and two curly fringes of hair on either side.  Mesmerising expressions complete her facial aura.


The Unforgettable Scene  & Our BhaiSaab!

Vegetable Market. A  routine banter of bargaining between the vegetable vendor and her.  She effortlessly asserts to not pay a single penny more for vegetables. While the subziwale bhaiya is struggling with her bargaining, our beloved Bhaisaab's voice breaks the scene and mocks her for bargaining every time so much on one side and  purchasing an expensive detergent powder 'Surf' on the other side.  But will this go so easy with her? 

The very next moment, she starts presenting her reasoning to buy that washing powder against other available options with great confidence and convincing expressions. She strongly depicts how even after buying an expensive product she supports her decision based on the quality vs.quantity facts. After she is done, she comes back to subziwale bhaiya and resumes her trademark bargaining. The subziwale bhaiya literally surrenders to her wit and intellectual charm. Who is she?

Her identity is incomplete until she shoots the invisible Bhaisaab and the audience with her ultimate statement.

"Bhaisaab......Surf ki kharidari mein hi samajhdari hai!!"

Perhaps by now most of us know who we are talking about. 


One of the most popular fictional character of the Indian Advertising Industry, "Lalitaji" portrayed by Kavita Chaudhary. 
Little did Alyque Padamsee, the legend ad maker of Lintas knew, that what history this ad is going to create in the advertising industry of the 80's.
This ad was an epic reply to it's prime competitor 'Nirma' whose ads dazzled initially the viewers with jingles and charming models. 
Even though the Surf Ad had no catchy jingles or models. It still raced ahead whenever Lalitaji went on a mission to make Bhaisaab understand the concept of smart buying and not going for cheaper products.

Let us revisit the old lanes. Click on the link below to meet our Lalitaji! 





The raving popularity of Lalitaji proved that a homemaker's reasoning and experience is not a thing to challenge. Her daily dance with the resource management at home, makes her a buyer with a clear mindset and unbeatable oomph of confidence.

So Lalitaji succeeded in a big way in attracting a significant market share for Surf, amidst a deep neck competition. Her flawless easy going tone of  communicating made it look so natural that every home maker started to resonate with her thinking. The mental barrier to go for a costly detergent powder for the sake of good quality was broken.  

"Sasti Cheez kharidne mein aur Achchi Cheez Kharidne mein Fark hota hai!!"

This was the start. Lalitaji kept swaying the masses with her oomph and smartness in a series of ad campaigns. Her strong first impression helped in exemplifying her as a conscious mother in the later ads. The combination of a caring mother as well as a sorted finance manager at home, made her the face of Surf.

In short, with every incident, our beloved Bhaisaab became just more and more samajhdar! Thanks to Lalitaji!

Marketing Lens view🔍

The ad may be  decades old, but the marketing lessons delivered by this ad wave is applicable even today:
  • Value Proposition of a Product - If conveyed well using the right media, the audience would never take it as a preachy marketing gimmick and the value proposition sells.
  • Choice of right characters in ad: The choice of choosing a homemaker vouching for the product instead of jingles and models, played well. Lalitaji successfully represented the millions of homemakers who resonated with her and were convinced to go for an expensive product. 
  • Ad Concept: This played a significant role in making the surf ad popular. Pure focus on the product and logical explanation of the worth of the product. It also targeted the conscious buying of the consumers, Hence it targeted both ways: buying value for money product as well as conscious buying. A win-win situation. 

Inspiration

The image of Lalitaji is now immortalised and will remain a memorable face of 'Surf'. Her banter with Bhaisaab undoubtedly brings smile and races hearts till date.

Way back in 80's her character in the ad, inspired homemakers to be the chief decision makers, smart buying and confident management of household budget.  Women understood the importance of having their own voice and assertiveness in a male dominated world of those times. 

 She is a true inspiration in terms of an Ad Model. Perhaps the world literally forgot who is Kavita Chaudhary, the woman who played Lalitaji in the ad! 

Kavita Chaudhary later did two serials. Today she also owns a production house, but who knows all this? Her entire life got a irreplaceable cover of 'Lalitaji', who made our Bhaisaab samajhar!

A true ad icon. 

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Seeds of Globalization




Seeds of Globalisation🌼


June 12,2020.Hyderabad,India

It was a bright sunny day. I was the 11th in the queue. It was for buying vegetables from the Saturday veggie truck in our township. Things changed so much in this Pandemic phase. Buying veggies was like a herculean task. Owing to social distancing the queue stretched more than two adjacent blocks. It became like an every Saturday affair to stand in that queue and study people covered with masks. Finally after a wait of 40 mins or so, I was the second  now in the line. The lady standing ahead of me went to the truck to  buy. What intrigued me was the way she was explaining the vendor the quantity of veggies. She asked the vendor to fill the weighing pan with tomatoes till full. Then she asked to slash the half quantity. ('aadha kilo').  I understood that she is not knowing the Local and Hindi language. The vendor is not knowing English. So this is leading to use of sign language (our ultimate communicator) to buy vegetables. But problem happened when she wanted to buy little coriander from a  huge bunch of coriander. The vendor was now irritated after slashing lady finger, tomato, potato, brinjals and even green chillies. I moved ahead and helped her out. Her eyes told me she has a beautiful smile and she is saying Thank You.  I asked her from where she was? She said, "I m from Philippines." "Nice to meet you!", I said. I was about to leave when I paused and called her, 'Hey, Happy Independence Day!' She stood mum, took her moment, and said in a faint but excited voice, " You know it!! No one wished me today. You just made my day! Thank You!".

Her moist eyes said it all. She later told me that she is a teacher in one of the International Schools nearby.  She invited me that evening to her flat in the adjacent block in our township. I finished my veggie shopping and came home. It was not even 2 seconds I kept the vegetable bag and washed my hands, my son came to me and said in his as usual excited tone, "Mom...do you know in Japan there is a robot restaurant! Cool na!". He looked at the bananas and continued. 'Oh, you brought the bananas! Arigato gozaimasu." I smiled and hugged him. 


That very morning, my son had told me that it was Independence Day for Philippines. This was not just one thing, but I guess, one of the hundred informative statements I listen from my son daily. Since the age of 7, he is kind of obsessed on reading and knowing about countries, the global events like World War I & II, Geopolitical tensions between countries, their culture as well, geographical features and also emerging global problems like forest fires, extinction of species as well as climate change. These days he has been learning 'Japanese' on his own watching YouTube Videos. No wonder, his knowledge sharing made me connect to a wonderful person from Philippines, Vangie. 


I told my son about Vangie and he was so excited to meet her.  Before going to Vengie's place he must have rehearsed almost 10-15 times in front of mirror a few greetings in Filipino. I think more than me, it was him who was prepared to talk on a variety of topics with Vangie. He definitely took over in real when we reached there. I, the illiterate :) chose to sit in a corner and let them talk on world affairs, countries and history and what not! In the middle of the conversation, Vengie asked him, "So what you want to become when you grow up?" My son told, " Well...a zoo keeper." Vengie couldn't help smiling and asked, " A zoo keeper! But why?" He paused for a moment and said, " Have you heard about bush fire in Australia? It killed so many koala bears and kangaroos and other animals. We humans are not caring about them. So I wanted to make a big zoo to keep all animals safe."  Vangie didn't speak. 

The world is indeed a small place. If not for us, then at least for the present generation of kids born in 20s. Their thinking has much broader scope and they are challenging the  boundaries of their school curriculum which will only focus on states and capitals and the famous tourist attractions. Water cycle will be limited to a concept and a cardboard project. It may teach them about religion, four types of weather, freedom struggle. But is that all we need? We think they are too small for their age to grasp what's going on in the world? Its not just about understanding the freedom struggle, but its about understanding what factors instigate a revolution? What made people fight for freedom? 

This is the era we are facing some major global problems posing a threat to our survival. Pandemic is the latest one to join in. And to fight against these global problems we need global solutions. The solutions can be worked out only with a mindset that is adapted to thinking globally. This is where. we sow...."SEEDS OF GLOBALISATION" in young minds who are set to become the torch bearers in future. It will only happen when we do not restrict their scope of knowledge to a particular section. If we provide the right exposure to a limitless source of information in a channelised manner, very soon the boundaries will dissolve and produce global citizens who are prepared to handle global problems, relations and differences as well as diversity. 

If not schools, then let there be some external source of knowledge that keeps them updated about world events, culture, languages and much more. The onus of educating them in real sense lies with the parents. Let us entertain their curiosities, tell them stories of global personalities and celebrate international days in minimum possible ways at home. 

"Mom! Where are you? See this. Vengie bought this from Africa. Nice na..." I woke up from my thoughts and came back to the cosy dim lit dainty living hall. Vangie and my son were having good time talking. May be that's why this talk allowed me to take my own time and think, what if these kids take the whole world in their stride. Let it be one big family resonating empathy and kindness...

The evening dusked and it was time for me to return back home. Before going back, we clicked some photos. Divyansh was all smiles. He said, " maganda ang pagkikita mo (it was nice meeting you)". Vangie was very happy to meet someone, who knows so much about her place.

Thank you Vangie. I didn't feel like I am meeting a person from other country. The seeds of globalisation nurturing in Divyansh simply made you my next door neighbour. Hope to see you soon!

Paalam!


LET US DISSOLVE BOUNDARIES..



After Notes

  •  I thank channels like Nas Daily and  Drew Binsky  on YouTube for creating engaging and easy to follow videos. These short videos are very informative and kid friendly. Wanna know about the world? Follow these channels. 
  • Let your kid ask you questions about the world. You may feel irritated, but encourage them to research and fulfill their quest.
  • Arigato gozaimasu - 'Thank You' in Japanese. Now you know☺️. It is fun to use multilingual words on daily basis. Try it☺️.



Thought Strings




Welcome! Our daily interactions inspire us to zero down on few conclusions for the day. "Thought Strings" is a compilation of these thoughts, served to you as one of the Starters by Vibha. Enjoy and feel free to comment below.
Let the starters, roll the conversation. 


15th June'20

" Were you so weak and vulnerable...... that you  walked away before you talked......"


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16th June'20

"What you find in an organisation characterised by fear management? Mute followers disguised as employers."

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17th June'20

"Emotional Abuse is like that Bus, from which you can't get off even after knowing, it's NOT taking you to your destination."

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18th June'20

"Carve your own identity, before someone else labels you."


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19th June'20
" A solid mentor is like your in-person glasses. He makes the road ahead more clear for you and makes you see what you can't in his absence Your vision is improved."

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20th June'20

"No...no...no! Do really stories have an end? Let us understand that it is just a pause like a page break, and a new beginning of something. 
Next page please........"

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22nd June'20

" Well..in this lock down  period...we both are directionless.
Who? ....Me and my eyebrow."

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23rd June'20
" There is no definition of a mother's excitement. Just admire it!"

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24th June'20
"More than the Covid....we are grappled in the fear of getting it....we can hide behind the masks...not the numbers..they are everywhere..."

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25th June'20
" Deafening silence can be more fatal...than the chaos..."

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26th June'20
" Some people talk very less. But they speak a lot...."

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27th June'20
"When you listen to someone by heart, you not only absorb the words, you absorb  the encompassed meanings with the words.."

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28th June'20
"The most difficult job in this world is to make someone smile.... You know why...because you yourself never had a heart felt smile."

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29th June'20 
" Following others constantly can make you move ahead in the queue but not progress...."

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30th June'20
"The irony is ...... the precursor of all great reforms is an injustice and tyranny somewhere..."

Monday, 15 June 2020

Fear Management in Organisations - A Perspective





Whispering Woodz welcomes our guest blogger for the week, Mrittika Ghosh. A multi-talented, versatile senior educator who has been working continuously towards betterment of management practices in education industry. I thank her for sparing her precious time and throwing some light on the topic for today, "FEAR MANAGEMENT IN ORGANISATION".

Fear is something that is we all have...
Fear is something that is inescapable...
Fear sometimes blinds us to what is right and what is wrong..
Fear dictates our thinking; it even rules our relationships..
So much about fear...??? But WHY???

Fear is one of the most powerful emotions. It has a very strong effect on your mind and body.

Fear Management in Organisations


Fear is good at some point of time. It plays the role of a motivator, moderator and helps in survival tactics too. But now a days many organisations are using fear so that their goal can be achieved in a limited time. 
Is it really beneficial in long run?
Studies show that instigating fear in management processes has given birth to very serious issues in modern world. Employees are suffering from stress and emotionally neglected. Their hard work is not appreciated at regular intervals, which ultimately leads to depression. Organisation use fear as a tool for but in many circumstances instead of productive work, it leads to infusion of negative atmosphere and lack of creativity.

Indicators of Fear Management in Organisations:
  • Management focuses on what is done wrong and displays frequent criticism of our work. 
  • Boss yells at employees and uses public humiliation as a weapon.
  • Organisation has an abnormally high rate of employee turnover.
  • Induces resentment between employees which leads to conflicts of interest.
  • Organisation plays and allows others to involve in blame game, " It wasn't me!"
  • Destroys creativity and acceptance of change, forcing people into unconscious patterns of behaviour.
  • Spends more time micromanaging than watching the external forces controlling the processes.
  • Find ways to interfere new employees and ongoing projects.
  • Emphasises more on repercussions of missing a deadline, rather than rewards of completing a task.
Often management believes in being stricter or following the carrot and stick approach to manage processes. But is that effective? Can it be a root cause of the possible disconnect between the top management and  subsequent levels of staff and employees? How to bridge this gap? Is fear everything or just a wholesome approach to make things work? What can we do, to avoid fear management and still grow?

Meaningful Changes in Organisation not by Fear, But by Positive Reinforcement:

  • Focus on what is being done right, should focus more on positive encouragement.
  • Praise in public and discipline in private.
  • Delegate responsibility to capable employees with leadership qualities.
  • Reward actions that foster team development, creativity and innovation.
  • Accept multiple avenues of goal accomplishment.
  • It is fare enough to share the organisation's good and bad with the employees directly related to it, rather than being temperamental and making awkward decisions.
The process of mindset change, within management will take time. However, if we manage in possible way and encourage people to overcome their fear, then it can get started as soon as possible, Let this fear be not a blockage to productivity. 

FEAR is not Face Everything and Respond.
FEAR is Foster Encouragement and Responsibility.

SPOTLIGHT
The world is grappling with the pandemic. The economy is witnessing an all time low and the leading companies are now actively engaged in either lay-offs or pay cuts. On the other side, there are few, that are challenging these adverse times and taking care of their employees in the best possible way.

Asian Paints, an Indian Paint Manufacturer is going fearless. It decided to hike the salaries of its employees to boost their morale in difficult times.

Can our management practices leave fear aside and adopt a more harmonious approach to make this organisation not hierarchical, but an equivocal entity?

Thank You.



Sunday, 14 June 2020

This is not the End...

Today....we see an upside down world. 
The media is full of news that serves us a platter of anxieties, draculean numbers and uncertainty. 
We are inside our homes. 
That means, we are safe. 
But are we? 
Are we safe enough to not succumb to mental anxieties with increased exposure to these depressing news channels.
Its not wrong to stay updated. But its wrong to spread fear. 
Can anyone be held responsible for another existing silent pandemic called 'depression'? 
Yes, it is spreading, far more contagious than this Covid-19...far more powerful as it won't ask for a lock down at home. It will spread, when you are in a mental lockdown. Do not trap your woes and let the woes stay as parasite eating you up. 

If you really care....share. 

 Let us pledge to shun ourselves from negativity. Let us spread good deeds, positivity, gratitude and stay away from criticism. Let us talk. 
Spend your time in loving yourself. Do something good for you..just you...everyday. 
Think less...act more.
Worry less...ignore more.
Many of us may be...are not able to vent out in these testing times. 
Let us support this. Its ok to have anxieties...but its not ok to run away from them...thinking of them as mood swings. 

I urge my readers to come in support and share reliable verified helpline numbers, links that can be used to reach out, when one really needs to talk it out. 

Thankyou....stay blessed and positive..

Vibha Gupta

Friday, 5 June 2020

World Environment Day 2020🌳🌿🌊🌦️🌍

Greetings from Whispering Woodz🌱

June 5 is celebrated every year as "World Environment Day" across the globe. Started as an intiative by United Nations, this day seeks to raise awareness and infuse us with a more responsible attitude towards our environment.

Every year on this day we analyse the major environmental issues like Global Warming, Pollution, Landslides, Water Conservation, Biodiversity, Ecosystem Balance and much more. 

Unlike every year while we are struggling on raising concerns related to environment, this year a slight tint of positivity is being noticed. The ongoing pandemic has consequently led to significant reduction in human activities owing to lock down. Less usage of vehicles, shutting down of the industries, reduction in disposal of plastics, closure of restaurant, restricted disposal of untreated waste into water bodies has all led to cleaner air, transparent sparkling waters and improved vegetation. 

But does that mean that environmental improvement is possible only when humans are restricted/caged by a threatening biological cause? 
How long can we impose such restrictions? 
Once the situation normalises, are we going to again ignore our environment? 

Think About It.

Vibha Gupta🌿

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Labyrinth of Meanings

Reading was supposed to be my isolation dome. The only reason I left reading long back was,  my bad habit of being a 'do not disturb' tag holder once I glue my eyes to pages, start sniffing satisfactorily the bookish odour and hold the book in my hands in my typical reading style. Then, there is no end to my reading meditation, until the book itself wakes me, "Get off! I am done."
So now with ample idle time, I decided to re-enter my dome. I got hold of a book. 
It is my general habit to find meanings of new words even if in literal sense I could catch hold of word meaning by reading the sentence. 

Came across the sentence:

She admonished Daddy..
Admonished??...
Going by the contemporary solutions, I took my phone to tap my handy 'know it all' google search bar to find the meaning. To my disappointment, internet was pretty slow. But now ..I didn't want to stop the flow. 
My quest for word meaning led me to find out the much abandoned,  smaller than my palm, little black word genie...'Oxford English Mini Dictionary'. 

It was ages holding this word bible in my hands. Sweeping off the dust, my eyes met the pocket dictionary with its typical black cover titled in white font and stripped with red and green colour lines. 
I was lost in a nostalgia of carrying this old friend almost everywhere with me in my bag.
"Mom! Such a small book! Is it some story book?"
I realised my son standing next to me looking with his big square eyes, at my old friend. 
I smiled. "This is a dictionary."
"Whoah! This small thing has a big name. But what's a dictionary mom?"

So finally it was time to introduce this little genie to my son. Told him, how we grew up using this small wonder and found meaning of in-numerous words. 
"OK. See here.  Now I want to see the meaning of the word admonish. This dictionary will guide us the meaning in no time! "

So, as per the usual practice,touted as the dictionary expert,  I started flipping the a list of words..followed by ad...followed by adm......admo........admon...and ...it didn't take long time to stop my  finger. BINGO! 
"Oh wow mom! Its there."
I read out loud the meaning, 


admonish  v.   reprove.
𛲢 admonition n.

"Mom..what is the meaning of reprove?"

" Sure, let me tell you!"

reprove v. give a reproof to.


"Mom..what is the meaning of reproof?"

" Well, no big deal! Let me quickly find out. You see you can get any meaning from here."

reproof  n. an expression of condemnation for a fault.


"Mom...what is meaning of this ..con-dem-na-tion...?"

" Hehe...uh..yes..its easy.....wait a sec..."

Condemn v. express strong disapproval of; convict
𛲢 condemnation n.

"Mom..now what is convict?"

"Why on the earth do you want to know each and every word meaning?"

"Mom not each word...it was just ...admonish....I want this genie to tell me the meaning..pls Mom..plsss...."

"Aah..ok...I am finding."

convict v. (kŏn - vikt) prove or declare guilty

"Mom......."
 " I get you...I get you ..now guilty is some one who feels bad after doing  a mistake. Like I did by showing you my genie. "

" Mom... you didn't find it in the dictionary!"

" Some things are better off the experts. So now, can you go back to your routine???"

He didn't reply and busily started searching something in this newly found labyrinth of word meanings. Never ending words. Could there be a better way than this...?   I was tired, but happy that he learnt so many new words today. It took time, but so much fun. Will he continue to use it..or shall he too be dependent on google tap for expanding his vocabulary...?

"Mom......its strange. I can find the word 'lock-up'....but not 'lock-down' in this dictionary. It seems lock-down has no meaning???"





" Can you just climb down the labyrinth and go to your bed now...????" , I admonished


After-Feelings

I love you Oxford Dictionary. Thank You. You guided me with endless meanings of so many new words. Yes, today may be we don't need you much as we have some handy tools. But..being an educator, I would still recommend you as a fantastic vocabulary enhancer tool for kids in early years.





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