Saturday, 21 May 2011

Beauty Unveiled



This post Won 3000/- INR in the 
'Indiblogger.com, Yahoo! India and Dove What is real beauty?'  
Contest

What does real beauty mean to me?
"Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. '' ~ Khalil Gibran
Beauty is ambrosia, the elixir of our essence... It is the palette of colors through which an artist paints the canvas of memories, the lyrical pen of a poet through which he perceives the world, the instrument of perennial notes strung into harmony by a musician. It encompasses the myriad hues of urban as well as pastoral lifestyles... From the cobbled boulevards of metropolitan cities to the dusty roads of rustic countryside... beauty has traversed each alley and touched every heart...
"Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
Since the inception of universe, life has metamorphosed tremendously... civilizations have been buried in the sands of time so as to find itself re-erected and rebuilt on the rubble of antiquity. Changes have drastically transformed the face of earth... mysteriously what still remains intact is the presence of beauty... It is something that is immortal and cannot be confined to one person or thing... it is a universal reality. A child's laughter, raindrops on a sunny day, simplicity, mountains and hills wrapped in a blanket of snow, eyes that speak a thousand words, lovers engrossed in conversation near the sea-shore, a mother’s gentle touch, petals and lush foliage moist with dew, the tenderness of a loving embrace, all of these in some way or the other are beautiful. I believe these experiences are awe-inspiring not just for me but for most of the people who find beauty in life's little blessings ...For me, it is all encompassing...not just does it bespeak human language, it also speaks about the excellence of God...Through it we can comprehend our own Utopia, where God exists and reveals himself... It is not just aesthetic and should not be tarnished with vanity. Nor should it be artificial or superficial... It is abstract yet full of vitality...
"Beauty... is the shadow of God on the universe." ~ Gabriela Mistral
Real beauty is not biased; it does not pertain to a person, place or thing. It does not distinguish on the basis of caste, class, gender, colour, genes or race... Even a blind person can see it, a mute person can speak about it and a deaf person can feel it... It is our sensitivity to animate as well as inanimate objects. Physical attributes are after all only attributes, they do not define me, they do not define you. What defines me, you and all of us is beauty that lies within us... It is eternal... like an archaeological artifact, it lies hidden within each one of our souls... ready to be explored, and ready to be excavated... it is the hidden magnetism of mundane things... the extraordinary in the ordinary, defining the personality, perception and perspective of different people...
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." ~ Confucius
Of all aspects of life it is the only aspect which can be termed as 'sublime'. It is truth, the reality of life... One need not look for it and follow the path of disillusionment...it is in the offing of realization; of being touched, felt and experienced. To me, it is the symbol of love, alter-ego of self, mother of art, offspring of happiness, and the beloved of life itself...
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting. '' - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A few lines on Beauty by me:
Ehsaas-e-jamaal ~ Feeling of Beauty
Ek maa ke sparsh se khoobsurat kya ehsaas hoga?
Jo ek shayar ke kalam ko chuu sake...
Ek bacche ke kilkaari se haaseen kya cheez hogi?
Jo sirf ek fankaar ke kaanon mein goonj sake...
Baarish ki pehli boondon ka ehsaas tab tak na hoga...
Jab tak koi gulzaar, gul-e-tar na ho...
Chaadar-e-mehtaab ka ehsaas tab tak na hoga...
Jab tak vasl-e-yaar na ho...
Ehsaas-e-jamaal to khuda ki ni'amat hai
Yeh barkat to aakheeran sab par hi hogi
- Anukriti

Translation:

What could be more beautiful than the warmth of a mother?
Which can touch the pen of a poet...
What could be more beautiful than the laughter of a child?
Which can only be heard by a musician...
The first drops of rain will not be experienced...
Until a flower bed/garden is not freshly drenched in dew...
The sheet of moonlight will not not be experienced...
Until the lovers do not meet...
Feeling of beauty is but a blessing of God...
This benediction will eventually befall upon everyone...
- Anukriti

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214 comments/suggestions:

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Anonymous said...

This is a brilliant post. Your ideas on beauty are profound. Love ur writing

Your ardent reader

Tanya said...

Those urdu lines make it a fantastic read. Nice photography too

Nitin singh said...

Wowwww... true said

Anonymous said...

Khoob kaha anukriti ji...aapki khubbsoorti nazar aati hai is kahani me

Raj, Agra

Saro said...

such a well researched and enlightening post!

GvSparx ~ Inspiring Life said...

I am amazed to find girl who studied English literature at Miranda writing urdu verses.
Great effort!
best of luck for the competition!

Sri said...

Just WOW :-).

Pratyush said...

Quite frankly the single post (of those I read) that my sense of judgement, tempered by an author's ego, found worthy of promoting. And more importantly, actually liking.

Putting aside the momentous quotes, collected whether due to appropriate education or thorough research being irrelevant, the matter in itself strikes at the core of the question. Well done.

P.S: Shamelessly, implicitly and subtly hidden here is the invitation to have a look at my work(s) and if appreciated, provide a bit of feedback.

sanjay kumar said...

tumhe hi award milna chahiye. mast likha hai.

Ankush Samant said...

Great work!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! Hats off to you girl!

calicoaster said...

Lovely write up....

Mansi said...

great blog.. I liked the post very much

Rajtilak Bhattacharjee said...

Whoa! Awesome words with an equally awesome blog. Brilliant design Ms.

BTW, do take your time to go through my blog and see if what I feel is what real beauty for you too.

http://www.rajtilak.net/2011/05/real-beauty.html

Love,
R

Rajtilak Bhattacharjee said...

Thanks for you comments on my blog. Have added you on Gtalk and on Yahoo!

Hemal Shah said...

Really liked the composition, and the way you appreciate beauty. you made it nice too read with quotes.

a few points, the images used, if not clicked by you, please give credit to original. Also, correct to IndiBlogger.in from IndiBlogger.com

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Hemal
These pics have been clicked by me... n thanks for the correction :)
Really appreciate :)

Phoenixritu said...

Profound and deep. Liked the post, promoting

Praveen Velath said...

You post is inspiring; our trains of thought on the subject differ vastly, albeit.

Suhail Merchant said...

Written from the heart. Truly inspiring and very creative in the way you have portrayed your perspective on beauty not only from the obvious point of view.

VIKRAM KARVE said...

Superb.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful......

Anukriti Sharma said...

@All my anonymous readers...
Thanks for your comments... they have been truly inspiring

@Tanya,Nitin, Sanjay, Raj and Mansi...Thank u for liking my post :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Saro
your comment too is very enlightening... thank you :)

@Gvsparx... Even your post is very interesting... thanks for ur encouragement :)

@Sri... Those 3 words made me smile :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Pratyush
Thanks for the compliment... It was a delight to read your blogpost :)

@Ankush Samant
Thank u :)

@Calicoaster
Thank you for liking my post :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Rajtilak.. Thank you and all the best for the contest :)

@Hemal Shah
Thank you for your invaluable suggestions :)

@PhoenixRitu
Thank you ma'am for liking/promoting this post :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Praveen Velath
Thank you sir... our trains of thought do vary but the track is similar, don't you think... beauty is the common passenger :)

@Suhail Merchant
Your comment is very inspiring/encouraging... thank you sir :)

@Vikram Karve
Thank you sir :)

RS said...

Very nice.

Simran said...

Hi Anukriti,
This is the first time I am visiting your blog and I found it so interesting :).. Your writing shows your observation ..And I love it~
Following you..Hoping to see you at my blog too :D
Take care!

Someone is Special said...

this is an awesome post for the contest.. love your writing so much.. Just added my like for you.. Enjoy.. here is a heart expressing what does true beauty means

Someone is Special

Neeraj Kumar said...

your writing is as beautiful as the word beauty itself. It falls on brain, as music falls on ears.It has flow of a river and notes of a piano. Keep creating music through your writing.

All the best for the contest.

pramod said...

very well written. cheers!

Anu Mantra said...

The poem is the very beautiful...
I liked the depth...

Vyankatesh said...

Nice thoughts!!

Anukriti Sharma said...

@RS, Pramod, Vyankatesh
Thank you very much for ur support :)

@Anu Mantra
thank you for ur encouragement :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Simran...
Thank you for such an inspiring comment... would love to join you in your blogosphere
:)

@Someone is Special
Thanks for ur words of encouragement n ur like... :) I loved ur writing too:)

@Neeraj Kumar
Your compliment is amazingly beautiful... Thanks for such inspiring/soothing words :)

Amogh said...

Amazing post,loved the poem :)

Rakesh Kumar said...

You have ta have the 'eyes of your heart' to see and feel the beauty.

The more you realize yourself,the more and more pure becomes your heart.A coloured vision would not help to unveil the real beauty.
Thanks for this nice beautiful post.

Please,visit my blog.Probably some beauty you may realise there also.

joey said...

your words are beautiful

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Amogh
Thank you for liking :), really appreciate

@Rakesh Kumar ji
Thank you for such a beautiful comment... have written something on your blog as well...:)

@Joey
Thanks for your beautiful comment :)

Blogman said...

Beauty is happiness.

Beyond said...

When my mom looks at me, I find the beauty inside her eyes, the beauty of love, care and affection.
When my love looks at me, I find the beauty inside her eyes, the beauty of selflessness, innocence and pure devotion.
Truly said... 'the real beauty lies in the eyes of beholder', otherwise I would have been an ugly me :)

Nisheeth said...

Wonderfully compiled article :)...I believe that beauty is there in the eyes of a viewer :)

jayeeta said...

can't agree more anu...well said.." beauty is the beloved of life itself.."
m sho proud of you...:)

love

sush said...

stumbled into ur blog today. its just awesome. I loved reading a couple of your write up.
This post needless to say is "beautiful"!

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Blogman...
That's true :)

@Beyond...
Your thoughts are very good :) thank you:)

@Nisheeth
Thanks for the compliment n i totally agree with you :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Jayeeta
When I read ur comment I could hear your voice in my ears pronouncing "beautiful" in ur stylish windy city way ;)

your "sho" too is very beautiful :)
Thanks for ur love n support :)


@Sush
Thank you for such an encouraging/ beautiful compliment... really appreciate :)

a1gaurav said...

too complicated for words.. i liked your own composition very much though.. !

Anukriti said...

@Gaurav
Thank u :)

Salim said...

Kya lekhti ho aap? Umdaa.. Bohot Umdaa

Rakesh Kumar said...

Anukriti ji,thanks for visiting my blog.Your something written there is beautiful.I liked it.May God bless you.

Anonymous said...

nice mix of udru n english
coooool!

Shashi said...

Its very beautiful and apt... Your words carry lot of conviction and clarity... I loved your verse too...

Shashi
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2011/05/whispers-buddha-and-life.html
At Twitter @VerseEveryDay

D2 said...

Excellent post. The quotes and the explanation you have provided for each are certainly very profound. Finally, the poem was beautiful.
:)

ವಿನಯ್ ... said...

Hi Anukriti,

I liked your post and yes, a really good one :). Please have a look at my post http://www.indiblogger.in/indipost.php?post=59642 and do vote if you have liked it :)

-- Vinay

Narayanan said...

Your post reminded me of many aspects of beauty spread across the world and it also made me realize that unlike perceiving beauty writing about it is rather a complex proposition

Well, I found the post itself a piece of beauty. Best wishes, Naryanan

Bharathi said...

It is just a brilliant and an awesome post.. i fell in love with your writing skills.. Gud Luck..

Cindrella said...

thts a very beautiful post!! you have brought into the real beauty from all spheres of life!!

Feeling of beauty is but a blessing of God!!!

all the best for the contest!! i loved this post!!

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Salim
Shukriya janab

@Rakesh Ji
Thank you sir... and aapko All the best... May the best blog win :)

@Anonymous
Thank you

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Shashi
Thank you for such a generous compliment...:)
Buddha is my life's inspiration and your blog has made me travel through a peaceful and beautiful world :)

@D2
Thank you for such an encouraging comment... you really made my day! :)

@Vinay
Thank you for you beautiful comment:)... I do not understand your language n asked a frnd to translate it :)
Have FB liked your post

Perception said...

Covered a plethora of areas and very well captured the essence of beauty especially where u mentioned how beauty has meandered through every alley and touched every one.

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Narayanan
Life indeed is an amalgamation of beautiful things... your comment too is a beautiful form of encouragement to me... thank you :)

@Bharathi
You are a beautiful person because you know how to appreciate and encourage people... thank you :)

@Cindrella...
First of all, I love ur avatar... secondly even I loved ur post... I think we can start a mutual admiration club...wat say? Thank you dear for ur beautiful comment :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Perception...
Your perception is indeed very encouraging... Thank you JaaliEngineer ji for such a genuine and beautiful comment :)

anon86 said...

:) Did you take those awesome pictures?

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Anon
Yes, I took those pics as well :)

Neeraj Singh said...

Finding difficult to get the right words to appreciate this nicely composed piece of beauty. I don't want the literary words to get embarrased by their own superior counterparts.

Barkha Dhar said...

Fantastic post and poetry. The pictures are also awesome. I love to write potry sometimes. Find below one of my poems I wrote in 2009.

http://dharbarkha.blogspot.com/2009/09/she-is-woman-poem-by-barkha-dhar.html

animesh said...

It is rare to find a person who would be good at English, Urdu and Hindi at the same time. Bravo...
Nice post and superb writing. One suggestion though (I had read it somewhere). If you're writing something in Hindi or Urdu, use Devnagri. It makes sense and increases the readability and viewer-ship.
Just like that...

Viji said...

awesome especially the poetry :)

quetzalcoatl said...

a good combination of writing and photographs. I especially like the last pic with pigeons. Not going to say anything about the core issue, it always confuses me :D

but I should point out that half of your title is getting lost in the same colored background...

Narayani Karthik said...

A great write up! Loved reading every word of it :)

Mr. Pramathesh said...

I just stumbled into the post and I must you have done a great job. I really liked the poem.

tikuli said...

loved it. I specially like the poem. If we open our inner to whats around us we become beautiful ..that is real beauty. well done

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Neeraj Singh
Oh my God! M flattered n floored by your comment.. thanks :)

@Barkha Dhar
thanks a lot for such a lovely comment... Read your poems... they are beautiful :)... God bless

@Animesh
Thank you for ur beautiful comment :) N yes i will try to incorporate your suggestion :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Viji
Thank you for your comment :)

@quetzalcoatl
Thank you for liking my pics...they were taken by me in may,2011...
Hey have you tried opening my blog on Firefox? If the problem still persists, i would be highly obliged if you could inform me... i would change the template :)

@Narayani Karthik
N i loved every word of urs... thanks dear:)

RpT@ said...

very well written and beautifully arranged post..loved those images..

Lavender said...

Awesome post! Loved every bit of it! :)

Blogxter said...

Hi Anukriti. I liked your photographs, and also your thoughtful word. The pic in the "Voyage with God" post is real cool. Thanks for voting for my post. Hope to see you visit my blog. - Debojit

Disha said...

This is an amazing and will be a winning entry. Wish you good luck girl. Wonderful post.

UmaAnandane said...

Wonderful Collection ,well researched ones .Loved the photos too

Rekha said...

beautiful mesmerising words and images.

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Rpta
Thanks for such a beautiful comment :)

@Lavender... thank you sooo much :)

@Blogxter Debojit.. thank you for such an encouraging comment... will surely keep reading ur posts too :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Disha
That was such a generous and beautiful comment... you made my day... u really did... thanks dear n all the best to you as well... :)

@UmaAnandane
Thank you for ur beautiful comment :)

@Rekha That was quite a mesmerizing comment... thanks :)

Rinaya said...

Beautifully penned lines & extremely apt quotes make this a real beauty of a post! And the kid's photo is well-suited to the theme of your writing.All the best for the contest! :)

Raisa said...

Its Beautiful.....loved the way u write...!!! :-)

Geeta Singh said...

beautiful thoughts ..liked it :)

@Rohwit said...

Must congratulate on such a rich blog anukriti...Brilliant! keep it up!

Love the overall tone of ur blog. Just loved it.

@Rohwit said...

Such a rich blog you have anukriti...Have to learn a lot after seeing ur blog

Keep the overall tone of the blog unchanged a gentle request

Superbly done!

Deguide said...

Nice description of your concept of beauty by your poem rather quotes from famous authors...kudos

Hiren said...

I likes lines at the end and photographs too.

Kunal Chichkar said...

You took me to a completely different world through your writing and the background score. The experience was simply magical.. I am glad I came across this article. Nice beginning to my day.. Best post I have read so far through indi..

nisha said...

Brilliant photos!

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Rinaya
Thanks for your encouraging words and ur beautiful compliments... Ur blog too is quite inspiring! :)

@Raisa
N i love the way u comment... thank u :)

@Geeta Singh
Thank u for ur encouragement :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Rohwit
You are genuinely a person who can craft beautiful compliments n bring a smile to others face... :) thank you for being so encouraging... :).. I hope I keep the overall tone of the blog intact... N btw u look like Rahul Bose :)

@Deguide
Thank you sir for such a genuine and encouraging comment :)

@Hiren
Thank you for ur comment... highly appreciate :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Kunal Chichkar
You swept me off my feet with such a beautiful and generous comment... I have been beaming since I read your comment... It is indeed a pleasure to be liked and appreciated like this...I loved every word of urs and I genuinely thank u for being so encouraging :)

@Nisha
Thank you for liking them :)

Rahul Rawal said...

Awesome work :)
really loved ur work. Great going..

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Stranger said...

First tym i saw any post which comprises of everything..
an eye-opener post..
awesome narration..
Hats-off to u ANUkriti...
*hi-5*

matheikal said...

Your writing reveals a personality that is highly imaginative and sensuous. You can wield the language beautifully, romantically, sensuously.

confusedyuppie said...

lovely poem!

Sathish Kumar said...

//It is the palette of colors through which an artist paints the canvas of memories, the lyrical pen of a poet through which he perceives the world, the instrument of perennial notes strung into harmony by a musician.//

Still unable to move away from these words....! Envy on you, Anu...!

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Rahul Rawal
Thank u for liking my blog :)

@best colleges in India
Thanks :)

@Confused yuppie
thanks a lot! :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Stranger...
Thank you for being so encouraging :) Your compliment has filled my day with happiness. M flattered! :)

@Matheikal
Your compliment is beautiful... I am totally awed by it! Thank you sir :)

@Sathish Kumar
Thank you for liking it! :) M delighted to know that you liked my words... n envy not... u too are a wonderful writer :)

Rajuda said...

Glad, I stepped into this garden of beautiful thoughts and words. Keep writing Anu

Deepa said...

Hi. Your blog template is the same as mine!! Interesting read and lovely photographs. Had come over from Indiblogger.

deepazartz said...

Brilliant post,Anukriti...
Loved reading it.
Nice pictures to go along.

Thanks for ur encouragement thru promotes:))

deepazartz said...

Forgot to mention the quotes... fabulous ones:))

Arti said...

Hey Anukriti,
What can I say about your post... It leaves me speechless, and that's the mark of a real beauty! You have captured the essence so well and I can feel the depth of your words be it through the quotes, the pics , the words or the wonderful poem... You are really an inspiration in the way you write and I am already a big admirer of your works from day 1. Take a bow girl, You are Really Beautiful :)

Nitin said...

Hi Anukriti,

Grt use of words to describe your meaning of beauty, subtle pics and poem was icing on cake.
M in luv with the bckgrnd score on ur blog...it insipred me to write my meaning of beauty.
Do let me no ur tghts.
Rgds,
Nitin

zephyr said...

Very good post. Loved the poem too.

shri ramesh sadasivam said...

Loved your poem about beauty. Beauty has value only when there is some one to admire it.

Thanks for voting for my video on Indiblogger.

abhinav singh said...

really an awsome post...

swati said...

its a really beautiful piece of article :)

parasaran said...

u wrote a 100 words and a 1000 words came to praise you...

What can I comment..

I am silenced by the beauty of the blog

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Rajuda...
Thank you for such a beautiful comment... your comment itself is a piece of art! :)

@Deepa
Hi! yes I noticed that! See we have similar tastes and choices... your blog too is very interesting! :) Thnank you for all your beautiful comments :)

@Deepazartz
I loved your artwork and felt rejoiced to see those paintings of yours.. thank you for being so encouraging! :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Arti!
What a lovely comment... as beautiful as you and your yatra diary! I am sure u will win! :) all the best! n thanks again for such beautiful words of encouragement :)

@Nitin
Thank you for such a thoughtful and inspiring comment... thanks for liking the music... i loved it too... n it feels amazing to know that the music inspired you to write. Will drop a comment on your blog asap :)

@Zephyr
Thank you for the compliment... much appreciated :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Shri Ramesh
Thank you for ur words of encouragement... really appreciate :)

@Swati and Abhinav Singh
Thank you for your comment :) :)

@Parsaran
That was the most touching and beautiful comment... you seem to say everything when you say nothing at all...thank you :)

imaginopia said...

really beautiful post..awesome words and thoughts..on beauty..amazing blog..an inspiration to others too ..good to know that there are sensitive souls out there in an increasingly insensitive world..

Kalpana Misra said...

Anukriti,, your writing is as beautiful as it gets and your blog appeals through many senses with its photographs, music and marvelous use of language. I can see you have many admirers. Count me amongst them.

♔ℜockzs ℜajesℌ♔™ said...

amazing writing friend . this is 1st time i am visiting ur blog from indiblogger . thanks for adding me also .
keep going . .
all the best
here after i will regularly visit ur blog

jingles said...

Amazing! beauty is the gift of Allah.
It is the sign one of all his qualities.Beauty lies in the eyes of seeing person.

In the poem there is presentation of beauty in different ways through the different aspects of life.

Asif said...

loved the Shayari part of the post.great read.

Himanshu nirwan said...

a great poem by you, and liked the part where you used hindi + urdu in the same line, says it all what the beauty is..
really a nice post by you

Anonymous said...

Insipid and dank....the essay just aims to mesmerize with actually no framework..and I dont see a style...it is a collection of adjectives. I dont see a definition of beauty cropping anywhere in the script...rather sounded like a history textbook.

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Anonymous...
thank you for your criticism...What you are saying might be true for you and I take it as a perspective n therefore accept it...but i want to ask you-why did hide yourself in the garb of anonymity? I appreciate your audacity to comment on my blogpost but I would have appreciated it more had you had the courage to reveal your identity...Thanks :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Imaginopia
I saw your blog and found it amazingly soothing and nice... It is sensitive souls like you who can understand the sensitivity of others... thanks a lot :)

@Kalpana Misra...
It is indeed a pleasure to have someone like you as my admirer... we should start a mutual admiration club, i suggest! thank you for being so kind :)

@Rockz Rajesh
Thank you for being so kind and liking my blog...:) I appreciate your comments and you brought a smile to my face... what could be better? :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Jingles
Thank you for your beautiful compliment! You have a very interesting n lovely blog! Keep writing :)

@Asif
Shukriya janaab :)

@Himanshu
Thank you for your compliments... m obliged :)I feel elevated...thanks

Saurav Sengupta said...

This is amazing in every possible ways i could define it as. Falling short of words to define the depth and divinity with which i felt this was written as.

Would appreciate your comments if you could find time to read through my stuff too. Thanks.
Please undermine the last comment.


Regards,
Saurav.

Mahesh Kalaal said...

i am really apprehensive whether all the people who have supported your views really subscribe to that in their real lives....

quetzalcoatl said...

I guess I'm a bit late in responding...
yes, I always use firefox and good to see this new theme... :)

Dragonstar said...

Thanks for joining The Weekend in Black and White.
I like the composition of your first photo, with the foreground stones echoing the distant buildings. The second is a most beautiful portrait!

Punit Dubey said...

Hey! Beautiful blog and a really beautiful post....I wrote on similar lines...but yours on rather abstract side...too good! :)

Jaunty anima said...

loved the urdu lines..:)
u r pretty poetic!!!

DR. ANWER JAMAL said...

Amazing post,loved the poem :)

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Anukriti Sharma said...

@Saurav...Thank you for your wonderful comment... will surely read your blog asap :)

@Mahesh Kalaal
I do not know whether people here do subscribe to my views or not but what I do know is that they are very encouraging... They appreciate my work, what else can a writer ask for?...:)

@quetzacoatl
Hey thanks for liking... and a huge thanks for your suggestion... :) i appreciate :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Dragonstar
The contest was an enriching experience... Loved the photographs and I really appreciate the winners... they were truly deserving... I thank you for liking my photographs :) Your encouragement means a lot :)

I am glad I came across your blog... Ireland has always inspired me... no wonder I love Oscar Wilde, W.B.Yeats and James Joyce. Hope to keep in touch with you.
:)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Punit Dubey
That was indeed a beautiful comment... thank you for being so inspiring... I will definitely like to read your post as soon as possible...Thanks again :)

@Jaunty Anima
Thank you for your lovely comment and i am glad that you like the poetry:)

@Anwer jamal ji
Shukriya... :) Would surely join in...

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

a very beautiful and profound insight to what real beauty is.

all the best for the contest. :)

Hiren said...

Excellent post ! Voted for you on indiblogger

Cildemer said...

You've got a lovely blog!
Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my place too;o)

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Have a nice and happy week****

samyyyr said...

I haven't read any post yet (not even this one :D) but I really liked this blog from the moment I am here. In fact this is the best blog I have ever visited.
What I liked here?
Frankly speaking, its
*Eye Catching Theme
*Soothing Music
And yeah
*lots of widget
Since I am also involved in blogging (new comer) so it was informative. Definitely I will read your posts too someday and will give my views on that too.

रजनीश तिवारी said...

Very nice post !!
life is beautiful !love it and see it ! beauty is all around ! all one need is Love, compassion and feeling of oneness with the whole!its there in every bit, every inch and in every moment !

Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma?!? said...

Such a profound piece of writing! Absolutely lovely and with the perfect quotes too!

ashwini said...

This is a great post, loved your urdu lines, such delicate thoughts! Great!

Tasneem M Yusuf Mandsaurwala said...

A very wel illustrated composition on the beauty with its true feel.
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David said...

You have a beautiful and thought-provoking blogsite. I'm visiting from the Weekend in Black and White site where I contribute.

I love your photos this time around, but greatly enjoy your quotes that follow.
You are using your literature major in a most positive light.
All the best,
David/ Houston in B&W/ Texas

Prathi said...

beautiful loved it :)

Ginger said...

are the photographs yours too.
they are amazing!!

trishtickled said...

A fantabulous post I must say..you very beautifully said it all and your style of expressing yourself is amazing.Keep up the good work gal!

Gowthami said...

Hi Anukriti,
I came to know about your space thru indiblogger..this is my first visit..

Your blog is very beautiful and interesting..
And this is an awesome post..I like dit and promoted it..All the very best to the contest!

Following you..and I wish I could see you in my space too :)

Smile,
gowthami.

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Preetilata
Thank you for your beautiful words of encouragement... much obliged :)

@Hiren...
Thank you for liking n voting for me :)

@Cildemer... thank you... you too have a lovely blog :) hope to visit you more often :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Cildemer
France is a beautiful country and you capture its essence beautifully... i hope someday i could share postcards/pictures/letters with you... me sending you letters from india and you responding from france... something like being pen friends :)

@Samyyr... do visit again.. and do ask me if you need any help... thanks for liking :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Rajnish Tiwari ji
Beautifully expressed :) Thank you for such a wonderful comment :)

@Mamma Mia!
Aww! that was such a beautiful comment! thanks a ton! :)

@Ashwini
Thank you sooooooooo much! :) Means a lot!

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Tasneem
Shukriya ji :)

@Prathi
Thank you :)

@Ginger
Thanks... :) yes those photographs have been taken by me :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@David... Thank you for such an encouraging and beautiful compliments... They mean a lot :) N I am glad that I came across your blog through the same website :)

@trishtickled
Wow! that is an amazing compliment! thanks dear :)

@Gowthami
Thank you so much for promoting/voting... love you for your best wishes and beautiful compliments :) M glad I came across your blog... It indeed speaks volumes about the beauty that lies hidden within you :) loved it n following u! :)

a girl's diary said...

nice work ...I liked the photos a looooooottt

Mayank said...

Brilliant photographs on this post. Yours?

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Mayank
Yes these photographs have been taken by me :)

Digvijaya Singh said...

incredibly awesome :-)

Punit Dubey said...

Wow! What a huge number of comments you received! :O

Well, here I'm to Congratulate you :)

J Bar said...

Great post.

Tomz said...

congrats

deepazartz said...

Congratulations Anu:))

Tuljaai Team said...

Must say, a well maintained blog.
Are you a hobbiest photographer? if yes it does not look so. Keep up the fantastic work.
And yes,, help me too....
http://viewmyclicks.blogspot.com
my photoblog.
Suggestions invited!!

Sairam said...

I know I am little late to come here and congratulate you.

I just dropped in Indiblogger to see how my post is doing in HP campaign and then saw the Dove winner.

Brilliant post. Your opening lines are quiet beautiful and grab the attention of the reader.

I see that this is your last post. Are you busy in designing your blog. BTW, wonderful blog design.
Post an entry for "Take flight with colors" as well. You write very well.

Bogar said...

Your perception of beauty seems to be highly hypothetical and an utopian conception.

Meaning of life is subjective to every individual, so meaning of beauty too. None is best and none is worst.

This is your way of interpretation to beauty, written in superior flow in english.

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Digvijaya Singh
Thank you for liking it! :)

@Punit Dubey
Thank you so much:)

@JBar, Tomz, Deepazartz
Thank you for your lovely wishes :)

Anukriti Sharma said...

@Tuljaani Team
Thank you for liking my blog...Well I am actually a hobbyist photographer :)Well surely will have a look at your blog and comment asap :)

@Sairam... Thank you for your wishes... better late than never :) Thank you again for your awesome comments... you really made my day. And yes your blog is amazing too... I have participated in the HP contest too...:) my latest post talks about the same... :) keep in touch

@Bogar
Yes that maybe so. Well, you know perception differs from person to person. I agree with what you have to say :)

humblebhupendra said...

congrets anu, me tumhare dristay se puri tarah sahmat hu ki khoobsoorti k liy khoob soorat hona koi anivary shrat nahi h , yadi koi cheege h jo kisi ko khoobsoorat banati h to vo h dekhne k nazariya. jo ba khuda tumhe kudrat se niyamat k roop me mili h. iswar tumhare is nazariy ko ashuny banay rakhe yahi meri kamna h.
tumhari lekhan saili atiutkrist h jarurat h to sirf nirantarta banay rakhne ki ...mujhe purn visvash h ki tum aane wale dino ki ek mahaan lekhika sabit hogi..

Mithlash said...

Do I need to say anything? They all are right. Feeling of freshness coming after reading your post. Well done!

Jagan said...

Well said :)

S.V.SAIBABA said...

This is one of the nice blogs I come across and the postings and photographs are very good

fark said...

It is so nice to read the line which you posted.Amazing...
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Anonymous said...

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zradar said...

truely inspiring..the pics and quotes r like cherry on the cake..do visit my blog sometime..i wud love to have it reviewed by you - http://zradar.wordpress.com/

thisizmohit said...

Loved the way you appreciated beauty..
and photography is just awesome, mind-blowing and amaaaaaazing...inspiring to me...gonna start photography soon..:-D

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I was so wowed by your writings, it really amazed me. Nice!

nkr4068 said...

Awesome, this is beautiful! :) You have such a pure language and the usage is kind of magical in this post!

Rajyalakshmi Vathyam said...

very nice post, I liked reading your words.. well crafted!

D.Nambiar said...

I see beauty in your post, your writing and your thought process.

Love the Confucius-quote too. Congratulations on the win

RAHUL MIGLANI said...

This is a beautiful Post

Jen..The Butterfly Effect said...

Love the last 5 lines of your poem! So much depth and ease :) WOW! My votes for you!! :D

Nishchal said...

superb!!!
Ur content and ur research... great!!!

Ekta said...

Beautiful and inspiring

meRuu... @ Meru's world said...

Hi there Anukriti..
There are no words to say how amazing this post is.. Love ever bit of it.. SO INSPIRING.. :)
I found ur blog thro IndiBlogger.. and am so glad i did.. your newest follower.. :)

Noopur said...

Steeped in here for the very first time....thank's to indiblogger for this.....
You are very creative...with your post and snaps too...keep going..god bless!!! :)

Noopur said...

Facing trouble in Following you....can you please help me dear????

ajay singh said...

luv'd ur post......
thnx for sharing........

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Sonia said...

Awww These Urdu lines are so soothing to the soul.. Just loved it :)

Crimson said...

Respect ma'am commendable writing skills. I can feel the warmth in each line.

bhargav said...

nice, loved the portrait.

poonam said...

very well written!! Beauty is subjective, and yes its found in many forms!

DrZakir Ali Rajnish said...

Lovely blog.
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Andrew Schell said...

Your writing reveals a personality that is highly imaginative and sensuous. You can wield the language beautifully, romantically, sensuously.

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