Reena’s Exploration Challenge #137

Welcome back! I hope you are all getting used to the new normal, and even welcoming it as a fountain of creativity. The next few years will see a lot of art, literature and drama being dedicated to the new normal. We are always in a process of change. While we were still struggling to …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #136

I just happened to type out these lines – aimlessly, without a prompt or plan or intentional play of words. It might seem jumbled up, and may not make sense in the first reading. PROMPT 136 Anyway, the prompt is to pick up any one line (mention which one have you picked) or gist of …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #135

Reena's Exploration Challenge #135 Exploration Challenge #134 brought in interesting perspectives for me. Reading about cosiness of a home made me question my own mental alignment. Am I the only one who sees the bleakness or starkness of the surroundings? Am I the only one afraid of getting lost in those environs? Am I the …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #134

PROMPT #134 Happy Home Page on FB Image Credit: Happy Home Page on FB As usual, there is no restriction on length or format of the piece. Write a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link here. If you are choosing a pingback, please check if it has worked. There have been instances of …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #133

We lost two actors within 24 hours, in the last two days. Irrfaan Khan Irrfan Khan His international projects were The Warrior (2001), The Namesake (2006), The Darjeeling Limited (2007), the Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), New York, I Love You (2009), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015) and Inferno (2016).  We lost him to neuro-endocrine tumors in the brain. Rishi Kapoor Rishi Kapoor He …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #132

Welcome to another week of a cloistered existence! I do miss the fresh air, other than whatever can be inhaled in the balcony, but I don't feel lonely. Online and telephonic contact has increased, and creativity is bolstered by new situations and stories I hear about. There is television for updates, but tailored, partisan news …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #131

Welcome to a very different level of existence! Here, lockdown has been extended till May 3rd, 2020 and looks like it will be extended further. The problem of migrant labour wanting to go back home is getting acute. A religious congregation was held despite curfew orders, and the 1500 attendees are now spreading infection throughout …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #130

Well, hope you are all coping well with imposed lifestyles. Maybe, you have discovered new facets of yourself or family, which you did not know existed. I see it more as ‘physical distancing’, since online social activity is on the rise. PROMPT #130 In this week, write a piece which includes any one or more …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #129

I hope and pray that all of you are safe and fine, wherever you are. I’ve been doing fine, loving the private space it gives me without ringing doorbells. We live in a gated community, which is isolated in its own way, but further restrictions have been imposed. Domestic help has stopped coming. If someone …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #128

Reena's Exploration Challenge #128 Welcome to a bit of exploration in lockdown times! I’ve decided to use text messages and posts, no videos or pictures, to reduce data usage and prevent a internet breakdown. The cover image remains for identification, but you are free to not use it in your posts. An internet breakdown will …

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