Podcast - Bus Kahani Hai

T his post is dedicated to introducing my Podcast - Bus Kahani Hai . I have made this podcast with an intention to connect to people through my voice. This is not only a means of sharing my views and stories with the world but is also a medium to talk to myself.   A podcast is a good medium to connect with people as it does not demand the attention of your eyes; all it wants from you is to lend your ears. Often when you are commuting on a bus or in a metro, listening to a podcast can be a great idea: All you need is an earphone and bingo! My Podcast - Bus Kahani Hai has a Trailer as an introduction and episodes that are published from time to time. All the episodes so far have been archived below with dedicated links for one-click listening. Also, it is my humble request to leave your valuable feedback and comments on this post or on my  Instagram page   https://www.instagram.com/neoimaginations/     Twitter handle  Bus Kahani Hai              Latest Episodes Episode 4 : Khidki Ke Baa

My Aromatic Affairs.


"My Aromatic Affairs"  is a poem  dedicated to my nostalgic memories associated with  smells, fragrances and aromas that I grew up with at home. There are some coveted ones i cannot recreate but the longingness still fills the void of their absence.

My Aromatic Affairs

Months piled together for the years to fold
Those memories now, seem just a day old.
When aroma of mom s morning tea
urged to quit the bed and stand bold.

The morning breakfast that began the days
was a mix of love and nutrition in a way.
But the smell of curry leaves and sputtering mustard,
still reminds me of those nostalgic days. 

Ending of annual exams brought smile

with vacations to unwind for a while.
The smell of fresh printed  pages of new textbooks,
was like a cologne on a free trial.

The cacophony of friends in the hall

eagerly waiting to feast and hog.
The aroma of Ammi's Eid Biriyani
reaching neighbors, crossing the walls.

Time then paced all too fast,
I came into my teens with a blast.
The perfume on her hanky that I stole
is the only thing that still last.....

Home had its own ambiance
with water soaked roses fragrance.
The roses that mother pampered
sitting in the garden in our absence.

 Thanking AmbiPurIndia for giving me a reason to retrospect my old associations with smell, aroma and fragrances through Smelly to Smiley Contest at Indiblogger.

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[The bold texts in each stanza is the smell or fragrance that has a nostalgic connection with my home]

** Poetry Style - Ruba' i or Rubaiyat, a Persian style of poetry. It was popularly used by Khayaam and also by Robert Frost.  

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