Thursday, May 8, 2014

DON'T BED BUG ME....

I'm still  paranoid and like a scary movie I check up everything before I go to sleep at night,making sure it's not a bedbug...It was in the month of summers we had shifted to a new apartment in Bengaluru and I was happy in my heart that I am going to d├ęcor my home sweet home with a new touch of love and elegance.New place,new people and new surroundings...sounds terrific  .Packing-unpacking of house has become a part of my life being married to a Govt.service holder..It is exciting but upsetting sometimes with frequent move from one place to another.That's life with a challenge....  but never knew that in my new apartment 'Tiny devils' are ready to welcome me every night!!!
    In my life time experience I never knew that bedbugs were actually a real thing.Every night I would wake up with tiny rashes,thinking its  mosquito bites on my arms and legs.The bites and rashes continued for several nights..but to my utter surprise I was the only one suffering while the other members of the family were not affected. Maybe my blood was sweet as marsh mellow...!!! Slowly I was horrified that something was wrong, maybe I was having allergy to food or maybe its the sea fish I was consuming.One day I got up in the middle of the night scratching my arms and discovered two dead bed bugs in my bed and there were small black dots on my bed sheet.In the morning I searched and searched but not a single one I found...it was  invisible.I asked my friends,my parents and my maid who's a localite of Bengaluru..she said"Amma its KHATMAL...we too face it at night...get the mattress in the sun madam and spray pesticides".So easily she said as if its a very normal thing out here.
     Every night I couldn't sleep. It affected me psychologically.When someone greets me "What's new? Have you settled down?" I used to reply "I have bed bugs at home".I keep my bed room lights on because someone said that bed bugs don't attack when there is light.I keep everything ready near my bedside table..a torch,insecticides and sprays.I develop insomnia,and every night I get up and look for them.I Google every bit of information in the internet.These bed bugs feed on human blood and suck blood at night when humans are in deep sleep..Bloody suckers..they are not going to party on me...!!!
   After several days of hit and trial methods, I got hold of these horrible creatures under my mattresses,thousands of them.They hide in the seams and creases of things,they hide in walls,chairs and even suitcases.I soon got rid of my mattresses and pillows and disinfected all the rooms and sprayed everything at home.Bed bugs are nocturnal parasites,they rest at day and becomes active at night,they are not dangerous but their presence can be very itchy and irritating.It really took several days to
get rid of these Tiny devils at last.But sometimes I still have that itchy feeling inside me or the crawling sensation inside me...after all bed bugs in a single words is a TRAUMATIC experience for me...now I am at peace keeping in my mind "SLEEP TIGHT DON'T LET THE BED BUGS BIT ME".

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

WHO AM I ?

Lonely in my heart
Alone in this world
I am lost in this World
Trying to find myself
Who am I ?
And what should I write about my life?
A nomadic life,
Is all that I have,
No home to call that is mine.
The grey roads turns me over,
The tall buildings makes me fear,
The vehicles drives me crazy,
And the market makes me blind.
I live struggling to survive,
With empty stomach and sleepless nights.
Time passes by, as time always been.
Tomorrow again I move,in search of a new home
keeping memories and pain within.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

TEN EXOTIC TEMPTATION FROM RED RIVER (BRAHMAPUTRA)

A beautiful land known for its rich culture heritage,scenic beauty of mountains and rivers,flora and fauna is  Assam..a home of many ethnic groups,rich in folk music where traditional instruments are used.The mighty Brahmaputra also known as the Red River  has been always a source of inspiration to all the people of Assam and me too because its my own State which brings back such wonderful memories and would love to tell you about it all...

  1. Drape yourself in the hand woven sensuously soft Assam silk and Muga silk with exotic kapao phool in your hair,the tantalizing fragrance  which  will transport you to new heights of fantasy and Romance.
  2. Revel in the monsoon ecstasy,an exquisite raindrops caress from your head to toe, drenched yourself in it and the smell of wet earth entering your senses like never before.
  3. Thrill to the sights and sound of the unknown as you glide around along the paddy fields,the grazing cattle head home wards,head swaying side to side and bells ringing in unison or you track the mountain where wild flowers and the symphony of birds around you arouses the wild streak in you.
  4. Indulge in the luscious soft coconut sweet laroos,til pitha,doi-cheera and many more in traditional bell metal utensils.
  5. Slice your way through the magical waterways in the mighty River Brahmaputra and explore the beauty of sun- rise and sun-set.  
  6. Ride a adventurous jungle safari in Elephant and feel on the top of the world in World famous Kaziranga National Sanctuary for one-horned Rhinos. 
  7. Unwind totally in the warmth of the green leaves that seeps through you in the tea gardens of Assam.
  8. Spend a stimulating night in the arms of Manas National Sanctuary,sharing deep secrets of nature as woody aroma of trees and flowers surrounds you with night breeze.
  9. A divine blessing of Goddess Kamakhya in Guwahati.A Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya, one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas, ... greatest shrines of the Shakti Tantric cult.
  10. Last but not the least,step into the dance as the pulsating rhythm of throbbing dhol,pepa and gagana with bihu geet.....
       
            

 

                                    



Friday, April 13, 2012

BLOSSOMS OF SPRING:Bohag


At the advent of Spring
My mind is restless,
My heart wants to dance,
I hear the soul-Stirring songs of Bihu,
far in the distance dales.

The rhythm of throbbing dhol and pepa,
The blue sky,the glassy jamun tree,
The tantalizing fragrance of kapau phool,
The soft muga-reha,
The songs of love and laughter,
Joy and exuberance all around,
The life looks beautiful and fresh.

Bright is the blue bird's wing,
It's joyous to hear the koel sing,
Spring is like a playful dove,
where there is music in words and sound,
Blooming flowers everywhere,
Nature nurtures,it's bountiful,
It's pure as earth's sweet beginning.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010