WPC: The Name Game

This week, the Daily Post’s photo challenge is about Names. Are you ready? Hmm, I wonder where to begin? Okay…

Let’s start at the very beginning – a very good place to begin 😀


Yummy delicious cake it was too! Nope not my birthday, but a dear friend’s. Time to move on…


Before going the ‘Xtramile’ how about filling up on the fuel with a pollution check to boot? By the way, isn’t the yellow black combination cool?


Or would you prefer an ‘auto’ ride? (Another yellow and black!).


Well I am in the mood to cheat – so here’s a bit armchair travel to Italy with photos shared by my sister 😀


Nope – that’s not my sister 😉


Time to head to Ross Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Love the trees don’t you? But for a glimpse of some really special trees you need to visit the island. Or you could scroll down 😀


The mesmerizing captivating Ficus. Don’t go too close, she may just ensnare you too.

If you like to see and know more of the Ficus at Ross Island click here – Trees Shall Rule the World.

Thank you for your visit – do let me know your favorite, if any.


CB&W: Look Down

For her latest black and white challenge, Cee wants us to focus on the Ground


A playground


A paved road on the campus


A view of the street in Kolkata


Stairway at the Rock Gardens Chandigarh


A bit of ground reality – Cellular Jail (aka Kala Pani or Death Waters) the colonial prison at Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.


Baijnath (Lord Shiva) temple built around 1150 AD


And finally, some sound advice to keep your eyes on the ground 😉 😀

Thanks for your visit – look forward to your views and comments.

APWC: Fresh

Come join me in the search of some freshness


Fresh air supply available 😀


A fresh young bud from my Mum’s garden

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Fresh flowers and greens from my Aunt’s terrace garden.

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Yellow blooms at the Lodhi Gardens. Don’t miss the newly wed couple on their photo shoot 😉

Fresh vegetables from my friend’s terrace garden – priceless.


And finally – dare I say the best? (But of course not priceless). A fresh crisp 2000 rupee note that is exactly 2 months old 😉

Thanks for visiting – do let me know which is the best fresh for you.

Just 4 Fun #21



Well at least he (yeah pretty sure it’s he) has a good handwriting right? Just in case anyone is wondering ‘Arre’ (not Array) is a Hindi word. Hmm not quite sure what it means but mostly used as an exclamation or as a conversation starter. If anyone has a better explanation, please speak up or forever hold your peace 😀


Funny isn’t it?


But not to the one next in queue 😋

Oh well, life is like that, sometimes on your side but mostly not.

But then smile anyway and keep life wondering what you are up to 😎


Disclaimer. Over the week, we tend to get a lot of jokes and life philosophies as shares. Some are too good to pass up. Here I share those that appealed to me or tickled my funny bone. Hope you like them too. Please note none of this is stuff is mine – I am just keeping the fun going!

If you too have something worth sharing do leave your link in the comment box or create a pingback to this post.

Have a great week ahead and don’t forget to have some fun too 🙌

As She Likes

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At the Rock Gardens, Chandigarh

She looks quite the non-conformist free spirit doesn’t she? Just look at the crazy angles of her branches and one side green and the other bare.

For Becca’s Sunday Trees – 269

Thanks for visiting 🙂

Son Speak

Photo prompt (c) Sandra Crook

Son Speak

Words 99

“Where does the Moon go during the day?”

“Nowhere. It’s right up there.”



“You don’t know anything!” She accused.

“I do! Look.”

“What is it?” she clutched his hand.

“Sun machine.”

“What does it do?”

“Every morning Dad cranks it up to make the Sun rise.”

“Where’s the Moon machine?”

“Don’t be a fool. Didn’t I tell you the Moon is always there? We can’t see it because the Sun is so bright.”

“Daddy’s the best.” She was impressed.

“And I know everything. Now go and get a piece of cake for me. Make some lemonade too.”


Written for the Friday Fictioneers – a story in 100 words or less. Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and Sandra for the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt click here

Thanks for reading! If you have a few minutes to spare I would appreciate if you could check out my previous Friday Fictioneers story post for which I missed the link up deadline – A Brighter Future. The future of the story is otherwise very dark 😀

Have a great weekend.

SPF: Happy New Year


Happy New Year

Words 200

It was New Year’s Eve.

Like any special occasion, they celebrated in style.

“Let’s go for a movie.”

“Crowded places are risky.”

“How about dinner?”

He nodded. “Not a bad idea. Invite the Duttas.”

“I am in no mood to cook. Can’t we go out for dinner?”

“I am in no mood to change. It’s freezing…”

“The car is heated. So is the restaurant. Not like this mausoleum. Just a tiny blower…”

“Which you insist on monopolizing.”

“I thought you didn’t feel cold?”

“That was in my younger days, now I am old…”

“So you admit you are old?”

“What do you mean?”


“It must mean something!”

“I don’t want to fight with you.”

“That’s a first!” He snorted.

“I heard that!” She stalked out.

A deathly silence and darkness fell over their large rambling house.

She switched on the lights.

“Is electricity free under Modi’s rule?”

Ignoring him, she pottered around the kitchen.

“I thought you weren’t going to cook?”

“I’m making biryani.”

“What will the little one have?”

She pressed her lips but her eyes sparkled. “Soup.”

“Do you need anything from the market?”

“Yes but it’s freezing.”

“Nonsense. I was going out for a walk anyway.”


Written for the Sunday Photo Fiction – a story in 200 words or less. Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting it. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt, click here.

For readers of Moonshine, here's Chapter 111 and Calvin and Hobbes