Tryst with Ikebana

Ikebana is a traditional, disciplined art of flower arrangement that has originated from Japan. It has been dated back to the 7th century when the floral offerings were made at altars and has grown over centuries. "Ikebana" is from the Japanese ikeru (生ける?, "keep alive, arrange flowers, living") and hana (花?, "flower").  In contrast to Western flower arrangement which is …

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Morning Ritual

Dawn. Alarm rings. Sun on my face. Twist and turn. Facebook check. Mails from Papa. Mundane whatsapp messages Groans. Bathroom flush. Morning bournvita. Tweets from birds chirping. Squirrels on their marathon run. Silly shadows. Jeans. Backpack strapped. Music in my ears. Daily walk to office. Morning runners. Wagging tongues of dog. Perspiring. Sudoric! Glistering sun. …

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