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!!


4 Secret Ways to Raise a Happy Child

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

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.

                                                                 Source: Internet

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.

Sunday, 1 November 2020

शहतूत का पेड़ (Shehtoot Ka Ped) / A Poem On Mulberry Tree


क्या आपने कभी शहतूत खाया है? ये तो जैसे हमारे बचपन का अभिन्न हिस्सा है. कुछ ऐसी ही यादें ताज़ा करने के लिए और उस खट्टे मीठे स्वाद को दुबारा ज़ुबान  पर लाने के लिए विब्ज कंटेंट कार्ट की तरफ से मैं 'शमौना सैमुएल '  का आभार व्यक्त करती हु।  उम्मीद है आपको उनकी ये प्रस्तुति बोहोत पसंद आएगी. अपने कमैंट्स ज़रूर से शेयर करे।  

शहतूत का पेड़ 

शमौना सैम्युएल 

याद है तुम्हें वो शहतूत का पेड़ बड़ा, 
जो हमारी गली के बीच में था खड़ा, 
उसके आगे जाने की इजाज़त नहीं थी, 
हमारी हद वहीं तक सिमटी थी। 

जब उसमें शहतूत आते, तो मेला सा लगा रहता था, 
उसके नीचे, बच्चों का रेला सा लगा रहता था, 
ऊपर चढ़ने का किसी का साहस नहीं होता था, 
उन्हीं से गुज़ारा करते, जो नीचे पड़ा होता था। 

जिस दिन कोई भईया या अंकल पेड़ पर चढ़ जाते, 
हम भी झोली फैला कर नीचे खड़े हो जाते, 
सबके घरों में उस दिन शहतूत की दावत होती, 
कौन कितना खाएगा, माँ - बाप की आफत होती। 

जिसने सबसे ज़्यादा शहतूत लपके, वो ज़्यादा खाएगा, 
जो सबसे छोटा है, वो रो रोके घर सर पर उठाएगा, 
धोकर खाने हैं या नहीं, ये सबकी मरज़ी होती थी, 
कल दुबारा आना है ये बात पक्की होती थी।  

अब न वो शहतूत हैं, न बच्चों का रेला है, 
जाने कौन कहाँ है, खड़ा वो पेड़ अकेला है, 
मन तो करता है कि एक दिन जाएं सब, 
उस पेड़ का शुक्रिया अदा भी करें, 
और उसको गले लगाए हम, 

बचपन में बहुत साथ दिया था उसने, 
मुफ्त में शहतूत खाने का सुख जो दिया था उसने
अब याद करते है उस मीठे स्वाद को 
बचपन में सिमटे शहतूत के पेड़ को। 


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