I Am Eternity

Sometimes some things As common as a rambling bush, Or a bunch of blooming Dandelions, Or the sunset filtering Through rusty barbed wire Can take your breath away. At times like these I stop and stare; It’s as if I’m looking at things anew, Like I’ve never had vision before And I’ve just found my eyes.…

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It’s Vacation Time!

Hola Folks… This is to inform you that the Pradita Chronicles will not be publishing anything for a while. April for me is going to be a busy, busy month involving lots of hosting, travelling and lots of catching up with friends and family. Therefore, the writing will be in short supply. I will probably…

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Life = Strife

Some people complain How their lives are An endless array of periods of strife; How they want different, How they can’t cope anymore, How they feel browbeaten, tired. Life is just that – A series of tides. It’s battling something or the other Either on the winning or on the losing side. None is a…

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PROFANITY IN EVERYDAY CONVERSATIONS

Originally posted on Candles Online:
“She’s my bitch!”  “Yo wassup dawg?!” If you’ve been around in the world (of course you have) you’ve heard the above statements that have become a sort of fashion statement these days. ‘Hip’ girls and boys referring to their friends or their boyfriends/girlfriends thus and without any qualms too. Note…

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Harem Pants

She wore harem pants to a Hindustani classical music concert. In an assemblage of cumbersome saris and silk kurta-pyjamas, antique jewellery glinting from robust necks and rounded bosoms, and kohled eyes and vermillion foreheads that looked like they belonged at the court of a decadent Rajah, her ikat harem pants should not have stood out,…

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T: What’s Age Got To Do With It?

It’s a universal practice to teach all children, from the cradle up, that they ought to respect their elders. They’re taught not just to respect but also to be of help to the elderly, to tolerate their tempers, if ever the occasion arose, and to be kind and compassionate to them. It’s what I was…

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