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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

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। 

धन्यवाद 

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Wishes - My Secret Friend

 





WISHES

There are times when my mind and heart,
Sweep away to the Tinsel Town,
Exploring the world around...
With their own eyes and feelings.

Me the soul, in between all of them,
Like the blue water and busy fishes..
Close my eyes to see my inner world,
And have a date with my wishes.

Like the magic red carpet,
My wishes fly me on cloud nine;
A moment of teenage blush,
A  moment of carefree smile,
Aren't they best friend of mind?

The skin might have withered,
And my joints complain, but not my wishes;
They are still young and beautiful,
To keep me alive, it is not just blood,
Life thrives when wishes are the fuel.

Tell me almighty, how long is my stay,
On this soil, making hay
I want to live up to my wishes
Before my breaths give away.

Promise me, God, that I will get time
To dance in the rain and smile,
To meet the soul and say goodbye;
To be the woman who doesn't shy. 

Who doesn't has to ask the world,
If she can fulfill her wishes?
She is finally living them all...
Before the 'unknown' she gets lost in ashes.

VIBHA GUPTA



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday, 24 October 2020

The Book Lounge: Visionary Leadership in Crisis





"If we see nothing else, apart from the crisis,
We would see only desert, and not the oasis"

Procrastination does not work every time. What works is our actions and proactiveness. 
The very nature of any crisis is uncertainty and an indefinite period of its reign. The pandemic shook the global administration, business scene, social and economic strata. We still may be, do not know the upcoming chapters of this crisis.  


There is a lot to relearn from history and there is a lot to unlearn so that we can adapt quickly to the changed scenario. 

The world is on the rapid lookout for solutions that assure sustainability, continuity, and primordial recovery from the crisis.

In such a challenging scenario, the key questions that surface every now and then are:

  • What lessons do we learn from the history of crisis management?
  • What are the traditional practices that have become redundant in terms of crisis management in present times?
  • What strategies underlie the futuristic administrative plans by governments globally?
  • How global business leaders are responding to the crisis and what is the strategic road map to deal with it? 
The quest of finding answers to these questions made me eager to collaborate as a contributor,  with reverent Prof. S.P. Garg. A man whose stature as a notable author, powerful keynote speaker, and transformer, and a veteran in the corporate and academic ground of management, is well deserved.

Proud to present a book that is a comprehensive compilation of in-depth research, observations, and meticulous analysis of crisis management: 

"Visionary Leadership in Crisis"


Visionary Leadership in Crisis


The book unravels the social, political, economical, and business challenges, the role of leadership in addressing the crisis, and organizational endeavors to cope up with the changing work structures and workforce management. 

Every chapter addresses the ultimate goal of understanding the visionary role of leadership in streamlining the resources and organizations to accept the new order of execution, as well as prepare for the post-crisis period. 

The book in its simple, lucid, and easy to understand language, will enlighten multiple facets of crisis management by touching upon the contemporary issues and balance it with highlights of social and corporate intelligence needs. 

Get unparalleled access to the visionary outlook of global leaders, management consultants, and practitioners. 

To all corporate leaders, managers, academic professionals, faculty, non-profit organizations, policymakers, government agencies, entrepreneurs, social entities, working executives, and every individual interested in the dynamics of global business,  "this book is for you".

So what are you waiting for? Get your copy now!

 
I sincerely thank Prof. S.P Garg for giving me an opportunity to be a part of this amazing journey and do my best as a contributor cum reviewer for the book chapters. 

Awaiting reviews, feedback, and suggestions from our esteemed reader fraternity. Also eagerly looking forward to another power-packed forthcoming edition, for 'the show must go on'!

Vibha Gupta




Saturday, 17 October 2020

'Meri Biwi'- Fursat ke Khayal

 



Hindi Poetry on Wife



मेरी बीवी 

वोह अनोखी वोह अद्भुत वोह चंचल 

नहीं बना पायेगा जिसका कोई cv 

इकलौती  वोह, मेरी दुनिया वोह 

कुछ ऐसी ही है जी 'मेरी बीवी' 


सुबह चाय के पतीले से बात करती 

कहती उससे जल्दी बन जाना 

नाश्ता टिफ़िन सब का बनाके 

मुझे भी तोह है दफ्तर जाना 

'टाइम्स ऑफ़ इंडिया' क्या पढू जी 

खबरों से भरा वह चलता फिरता  tv 

कुछ ऐसी ही है जी 'मेरी बीवी' 


पार्टी में उन्हें जाना हो जब 

कपड़ो की कंगाली याद आये तब 

"क्या पह्नु जी कुछ समझ नहीं आ रहा 

पुराना  फैशन अब नहीं भा रहा"

तैयार वह हो, तोह सो जाती घडी 

कुछ ऐसी ही है जी 'मेरी बीवी' 


बच्चे की जो परीक्षा आये 

सर पर शिकन उनके भमराये 

बुखार उनका हम पल-पल नापे 

विस्फोट की गूँज से थर-थर काँपे 

परीक्षा नहीं है ये विपदा बड़ी 

कुछ ऐसी ही है जी 'मेरी बीवी' 


चिल्लाती भी वोह , सुनती भी वोह 

किचन में भी वोह, दफ्तर में भी वोह 

मायके तोह हसी ख़ुशी भेज देता 

पर ध्यान तोह वही रखती सबका 

मन न लगे और दिन बन जाए सजा कड़ी 

कुछ ऐसी ही है जी 'मेरी बीवी' 


अरे खुशकिस्मत हु जो उन्हें पाया 

हमसफ़र में ही दोस्त को पाया 

हां, कभी कभी वह बिगड़ जाती है 

जैसे मोटर कोई ख़राब हो जाती है 

जो न आता हमें उनको मानना 

पकवानो के तारीफ के पुल बांधना 

तोह खाते संडे को सिर्फ सलाद ककड़ी 

कुछ ऐसी ही है  जी 'मेरी बीवी'

 

उनके बारे में सुना आपने, आभार 

उन्ही से तोह रोशन है मेरा यह संसार 

कुछ खट्टी, कुछ मीठी इस कवी की आपबीती 

विदा लेता हु आपसे अब, बुला रही वोह  अब 

गरम चाय की प्याली और बातों की लड़ी 

कुछ ऐसी ही है जी   बीवी 'मेरी बीवी'


'नाम गुमनाम ही रहे तोह अच्छा है'




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 12 October 2020

7 Quick Do's To Make The New Normal Absolutely Normal For You!



How to Stay Productive



Screen hooked? Insomniac? Feeling....ugghhhhh....something that cannot be described?? 
Welcome then!

The new normal is normal now. Or were we normal earlier? 

Before we brood on such tricky questions, what was 'normal' after all!

At home or at the office, the work more or less remains the same. 

It is the same routine of brushing home chores, whipping breakfast, and rushing to our respective room corners (the new cubicles) for the day!

What actually affected our mindset is the merging of everything. 

Professional and personal all on a single platter. The flying arcs of internet ruling the day.

As the world is gusting over 'increased mental stress' in the new 'normal' let us bounce to the 

7 Quick Do's to Make the New Normal Absolutely Normal for YOU...

Take # 1

Nature I Love You

We are humans. That is exactly why our ears are missing the same irritating honking of racing wheels stuck in a jam on the road while commuting to the office. 

But trust me! You got this one time opportunity to treat your ears and senses with healing sounds of morning birds, fresh air, and relaxed plants. 

Spending time with nature
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Make it a habit that at least 5 minutes you sit in your balcony with your hot cuppa of tea or coffee or better in the community garden to be with nature.

Another quick advantage of sitting in a community garden is exchanging smiles. Yes, this regular exchange of free smiles with community people can actually make a 'socially distant' you feel that all are...together.

Take # 2

Laughter Lip Exercise

Give external speaking a rest. Give your thumping brain a rest. 

It is time to speak internally with heart and have a carefree talk with someone who can give you a good dose of laughter. 

Family Calling
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Talking frequently to friends off the screen can really make you feel connected with the world. 
Laughing off the problems is the best way to refresh and return to the desk with a rebooted mind. 

No time to connect? Easy going stand-up comedy on the rescue! 

Not to forget, turning the 'child' in you on and roll with your kiddo under the table to crack a joke. 

Take # 3

Flexitable YES. Timetable NO!!

7 days in a week. 24 hours in a day. 6 months down the line, your day must be very much fixed and every hour literally labeled with the activities of the day. 

Right in the middle of the week, you slow down and the 'routine' is disturbed. First day ok. On the second day, you feel not good. On the third day, you feel bad. On the fourth day, you are an agitated pool. 
WHY? 

Flexible Time Table


Do not be rigid with a time-table. Embrace the new normal where flexibility is the key. 
Keep minimal indispensable fixed things to irk you if disturbed. 

Mondays don't have to be herculean. Saturdays is not the only day for your freedom. 
Apart from work hours, treat every hour to what it deserves best and not impose an undesirable chore or activity. 

Unwinding yourself from the clock for a while can ease you and make you feel way better!

Take # 4

Kindle the Inner Passion

The best positives of the new normal is a platter of creative arts, heart quenching recipes, restored mini-gardens, and what not! 

We are now more aware of the places where we live, and it has become of far more value rather than our retiring dome after a hectic day. 

Mini creative bursts with family or in your own home studio, in between, will help you keep miles away from blisters and stress pimples!

Give yourself an invigorating screen-free break.  Short but rejuvenating. 

Take # 5

The Three Boxes of Priority

Crack your routine of the whole week into 3 important boxes which if filled regularly will keep you at bay from all sorts of paranoia. 

How to set priorities?



Box 1: Your work priorities. List down your top 5 work priorities for the week and paste it somewhere. 

Box 2: Your family priorities: Chart out absolute no screen 'family hours' for the week. There is no need to be high on this. Keep it to the minimum possible based on your regular schedules. So that it can be fulfilled and gives you bright satisfaction.

Box 3: Your 'Me' Time: Remember to not ignore it. This is equally important as the other two. This time slot will be when you can finish up with personal grooming, sorting, or anything that is a stress buster for you. The more happy you, the more manageable things become. 


Take # 6

Move Your Body

We all know the benefits of exercise. 

But only those who didn't put their sneakers on yet, know how much effort it takes to be regular with exercise. Late night work, home chores, the family simply take a toll on you to spare you for a walk. 

In such a situation make a 7-minute rule. Do not start with exercise. Start with minor stretching of limbs, shoulders, neck, and toes. 

stretching at home
Image Courtesy: American Stroke Association


7 minutes can really do wonders by making your long hour sitting pain-free and comfortable. 

Here is a quick video tutorial for your 7 min stretch! Get Set Go! 

Gradually the stretching will improve your body posture and prompt you to go to level 2!

Struggling for quick fixes and great ideas in office?? 

An early morning walk can be a pool of fresh ideas, stress-busting reactions in your body, and a gesture of gratitude to your body and skin. 

Take # 7

Believe in Normal. Stop Procrastinating

Though times are quite uncertain, DO NOT let the golden time wash away in procrastination. 

School re-openings are like a matter of forever guesswork. 

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Rather than focusing on what is going to happen ahead, believe in the present, accept it, and plan your moves accordingly. 

Unless we are not normal, we can't define the changing scenarios as normal. 

Positivity is the only cushion to safeguard you against all hardships. 

Let the time gone be not a matter of regret later. Live It. Enjoy It!


There is no perfect theory or recipe for busting the accompanying stress. 
But there are remedies for sure. 
Widely accepted, tried, and tested these 7 quick fixes can go a long way in alleviating the unsettled mind and heart. 

Mask your worries. 

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay Cheerful!



















Friday, 2 October 2020

5 Lessons Kids Can Learn From Mahatma Gandhi

 

5 Lessons Kids Can Learn From Mahatma Gandhi



vibzcontentcart.com wishes all readers and well-wishers a very Happy Gandhi Jayanthi!

This year, 2nd October is on Friday. It has been a thing of rejoice for schools, students as well as working staff owing to the lonnnnnnngggg weekend of Fri-Sat-Sun. 

Though the reason, primarily behind which we are having a 'holiday', is slowly losing its charm.

 Do our children have any significant knowledge of our 'Father of Nation'? 

No,  we cannot afford to make them mug up an entire history of Gandhiji and his role during the freedom struggle. But what best can we do is to imbibe the 5 important lessons taught by Mahatma Gandhi to the world.

 Especially in the present era of uncertainty, these lessons are what can keep us sane and poised.

What are those? Let's have a look!

#1 Swatchta (Cleanliness) 

"Sanitation is more important than Independence"

Gandhiji was keen on making people understand that the virtue of maintaining cleanliness is not just limited to our households but also to our surroundings. 
One should have no shame and is equally accountable to keep the surroundings clean and hygienic, leaving aside personal interests. 
He insisted that the habits of daily hygiene and cleanliness should be inculcated in kids right from a young age. 
Ironically, do we really need a pandemic to understand the importance of keeping our streets clean, not spitting on them, or washing our hands frequently? 

If not, let us teach our kids to be more responsibly clean and nurture sanitation. 

#2 Be the Change

"Be the Change You want to see in the World."

It all starts with you. Gandhiji taught us to be more resilient and poised in the constantly changing world. Through his own life experiences, he set the road to stay determined, true to self, and act in a way we want others to act towards us. 

Children need to learn right from an early age the importance of their speech, behavior, and outlook towards things. 
To command respect, give respect. To find everything positive, find the positives first inside self. 

Lessons like this will help children retain their emotional composure especially in a world of constant comparisons and hostility. 

#3 Difference between Need and Greed

"The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed."

One of the key lessons taught by Gandhiji is to shun materialism and embrace content in satisfaction of the basic needs of life. 

The simple but value-rich lifestyle of Gandhiji is an example to be followed by today's generation living in a world where the time clock is ticking a war of resources, luxuries, and ownerships. 

Let them learn content and happiness in limited means so that they are not vulnerable to an unprecedented shortage or deprivation now or in the future. 

What is their reason for happiness? You or luxuries? Help them find out.

#4 Power of Love and Non-Violence

"An eye for an eye will only make the world blind."

Hunger, imprisonment, lathi-charge, and whatnot. 'Baapu' suffered it all but didn't even raise his arm or a weapon to protest against the British.  In the world of hostility, communal sparks, and rampant allegations on the bank of democracy, children need to learn a great deal of self-control and patience. 

The main ideology is to handle every wrong-doing by raising voice in a way that is understood and not countered by the opponent blindly. Raise the voice, not the hand. 

Let your children stay away from destructive feelings of revenge and retaliation. 
Their upbringing should infuse the feeling of love, forgiveness rather than being reflexive and agitated in an unfavorable situation. 

# 5 Be True, Say NO

"Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress."

Last, but not the least, Gandhiji inspired us to remain true to ourselves and not 'adulterate' our voice to please someone. 
In today's high-speed competitive world, it has been literally imposed on kids to be what they are not, just to stand out and seek attention. Is this their real happiness. 

Let them learn the art of saying 'no'. A clear-cut 'no' is a thousand times better than an unsure 'yes' which is leading to unhappiness. 

A 'true' smile on a child's face is worth it. 


Nothing is more important than being truthful, content, respectful, and calm. 

We sum up the life-changing lessons given by Gandhiji through this beautiful Gujarati poem 'Vaishno Jana to' composed by  Narsinh Mehta.


Vaishnav jan to tene kahiye je 
Peed paraayi jaane re 
Par-dukhkhe upkaar kare toye 
Man abhimaan na aane re (Vaishnava)

Sakal lok maan sahune vande 
Nindaa na kare keni re 
Vaach kaachh man nishchal raakhe 
Dhan-dhan janani teni re (Vaishnava)

Sam-drishti ne trishna tyaagi 
Par-stree jene maat re 
Jivha thaki asatya na bole 
Par-dhan nav jhaalee haath re (Vaishnava)

Moh-maaya vyaape nahi jene 
DriDh vairaagya jena man maan re 
Ram naam shoon taali laagi 
SakaL tirath tena tan maan re (Vaishnava)

VaN-lobhi ne kapat-rahit chhe 
Kaam-krodh nivaarya re 
BhaNe Narsaiyyo tenun darshan karta 
KuL ekoter taarya re (Vaishnava)


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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Beat the Rush, Not the Quality!

 

BEAT THE RUSH, NOT THE QUALITY



Ever thought what is the purpose of writing something? 

Well ... formal or informal, personal or professional, serious or casual..every line has a meaning. 

But along with the literal meaning of the lines, should we not care about the meaning BETWEEN THE LINES? 

What do you want your reader to understand?  At what level you want your reader's persuasion to reach? 
How closely you want to evoke the experience in your reader? 

Often even the best of the writers succumb to the deadlines and what you get is a 'Regular Basmati Rice' to be precise!

And then, what lingers in a reader (the client's) mind is, " Ye Basmati Rice hi hai na....?"

Writer: " Haa...kyu? " 

Client: " Nahi ji, khusbu nahi aayi na, par koi baat nahi khila khila toh lag raha hai na..."

Writer: " Eh.....OK."

So, what you wanted to serve is not actually served. It is just prepared and kept on the table to eat. 

The solution lies in a mutual understanding between the client and the writer. 

And if its a sheer business wherein money is speaking, then restrict your promises to deliver the best. 

Simply...because, MONEY CAN MAKE YOU RICH, BUT MONEY CAN'T BUY RICHNESS!!

Writing is spiritual. Writing is self-connect. 

You are not a word processing factory. You spin ideas, thoughts..in fact, meaningful thoughts. 

Write LESS.  Linearly Engaging Selling Stuff 

Some quick tips to avoid such kind of situation is:

  • Plan Your Work Engagements In Advance
  • Clear Agreement with Client on Deadlines Best Suitable To You!
  • DO NOT Take Abrupt or Unplanned Assignments in Between Ongoing Engagements  (Favors are not that flavorful always!
  • Relax..relax...relax....Your Content will Be Good if you Relax!
That's all Gyan for today! 

Writing Less:)) 

Can you smell BASMATI!!!

Happy Writing💪






Saturday, 29 August 2020

To Speak is to Let My Voice

 



To speak is  to let my voice
To let my heart, dictate my words;
And tell the difference,
Between wrong and right.
To speak is to let my voice. 


To speak is to let my voice
For whom, I really care;
You may feel it's an objection,
But it is your well-wisher's dare.
To speak is to let my voice. 


To speak is to let my voice
Hey...don't be judgemental!
Yes. I have to be responsible;
But, why only me the 'soul - perfect'?
Don't I have my own self - respect?
To speak is to let my voice.

To speak is to let my voice
If I don't speak, many others will speak;
Words get tossed; truth gets weak,
Don't turn your conscience into a noise
To speak is to let my voice.


Vibha Gupta

Friday, 28 August 2020

Did You Find Your MOJO Moment?





Sitting in the corner with empty eyes,

Letting my desires ferment...

Give up home & feel the undesirable despair,

Did life showed up with such an agreement..??


If no..then what is stopping you!

Privileged to bear daily torment ??

Work out the fears, begin the quest of calm,

For that is why YOU are God Sent!


A penny in the pocket, a cookie in the bag,

Mini surprises that made you mad...

Sitting empty today in the middle of luxury,

What you have....What you had.


Let your smile be the sword,

Make every evil bruised and bent,

Find! Meet! Talk! Shout...Connect!

Let's dance to the tune of MOJO Moment!


The oldies, the buddies, the best of friends,

The careless smiles came and went. 

Hey....can you open the forbidden book again....?

Yellowish Hue & that odor of nostalgia...Ummm.

Tickles your heart...

With .....a MOJO Moment!


Loosen yourself, laugh at yourself,

A short break is good from the daily rant!

Its time to bring the penny & cookie back in the pocket,

For that is your MOJO moment!


- Vibha Gupta





 

Saturday, 15 August 2020

My Bow to Pillars of Security



VibzContentCart wishes its all readers a 


The celebration is incomplete without paying tribute to our soldiers, who are at the frontier, determined to protect our country. A short tribute to those...ready to die so that we can live.....


Standing tall and at the front,

To bear every first evil brunt…

Vigilance is like your heartbeat,

Ready to battle and achieve the feat.

To the sons and daughters of the country…

My bow to the pillars of security...

 

You find your abode away from home,

In deep waters, rough terrains and blue sky

Valour and discipline in your every nerve,

Defensive and fearless, when eye to eye.

To the epitome of bravery and integrity...

My bow to the pillars of security.

 

Every new day, every new sunrise,

May just turn out to be the day of sacrifice.

But...you still wear that smile and pride,

Embracing battles and uncertain tides.

Love for nation is your only identity,

My bow to the pillars of security.

 

Homecoming in ages, is a new life,

Which perhaps would none of us realise,

Unending moments with family, not so common,

Gives up everything, hearing motherlands summon.

Born to die for the sake of nation’s safety,

My bow to the pillars of security.

 

When on borders, the diversity fades

Laughing and crying along with comrades

Destroying every obstruction that comes in way

‘That’s how we live!” the bravoes say.

Celebrating the true spirit of daredevil unity...

My bows to the pillars of security.

 

-        Vibha Gupta

 

We salute you!!!!

Jai hind






 

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