Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass ...
Its about learning to dance in the rain!!!
There are many things in life that will catch your eye
but only a few will catch your heart... Pursue those

This is my small effort to make you smile for a while...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Rainbow life...

Violet the future, the imagination and the dreams
The baby was clad in a warm cloth like a beautiful doll. Holding those little hands, seeing her deep blue eyes, Nila forgot the pain of her mother’s death and promised herself to take care of her little sister till her last breath. She sold balloons everyday to come home with some food for her sister and her drunken father. They were poor but the love she had for her sister was very much precious. She took care of her sister everyday for those 3years.
As one last violet balloon flew beautifully in the blue sky, Nila thanked the wise lady who bought it from her. She ran down the street to feed her hungry sister but all she could find was her father, who got his whiskey by selling her younger sister to a brothel. 

Indigo the great wisdom
Broken at this inhumanity of this person, who sold his own daughter to the cruel hungry world out there, Nila had no hopes and dreams left to stay in that place. She sensed great wisdom and happiness as she walked out with no regrets in the cold night from the hut which she considered her home.
As the day light broke neighbors had called the police to inform that the hut dweller had succumbed to over drinking and no one could find his daughters around. Police closed the record indicating traces of indigo colored liquid to be the reason for his death.

Blue  youth,  truth, peace

Nila, young girl of 16 had made her life by working for kind hearted people who also sponsored her studies. She was now much matured for her age and very aware of the society she was facing. Her stay of 10 years in Blue Crescent home for needy came to an end this day, when she had got a very good job offer in the city. She bid them bye with hopes in her eyes and wonderful memories of the blue uniform which gave her so much confidence to start a brand new chapter of her life.
She now was a young beautiful lady with a decent job and truthful life but every night she woke up to the visions of her baby sister clad in violet cloth and the small portion of indigo liquid.

Green life, fertility, well being

Life had wonderful surprises for her. A Young, charming, well educated colleague, to whom Nila reported at work, fell in love with Nila and had proposed for marriage. Nila accepted this beautiful surprise and was happily married to this person.
Beautiful life of companionship, care and love which Nila was craving for from her childhood was all fulfilled by this charming prince. Both Husband and wife complemented each other in every aspect and so the beautiful journey of life had just begun.

Yellow wisdom, joy, happiness, energy

In this journey of life, Nila could still not forget her darling sister. One evening on over hearing a street fight between two drunkards, Nila could sense that those were the ones who brought kids from different villages to the city brothels. Determined, Nila did every possible investigation to find the whereabouts of her darling sister.
All the struggle of investigation lead Nila to a house in the very infamous redlight streets. Nila could instantly recognize her sister for she was the one who took care of her for 3 years. The joy and happiness were boundless when the sisters were reunited. Nila compelled her sister to come out of the dark life and lead a beautiful life with her but Nila’s sister rejected saying she has gone far away that the yellow lights of city made no sense to her. But she led Nila to a small room where there was a pretty baby girl in the cradle and she begged Nila to take her out of the hell she was in. She requested Nila not to come back ever again to meet her.


Orange Energy, Power
Nila hugged the baby girl and promised her sister to give a very good life to the baby and rushed holding the baby close to her heart. The man who was guarding the brothel noticed the baby being stolen and started chasing Nila. Nila did not lose hopes she ran down the streets holding the baby tight and managed to come safely to her home. As she reached home with the baby, whose future was now bright and stable, Life seemed perfectly beautiful. On seeing the baby smile beautifully, Nila was filled with energy and power to fight the world to give the bests to the baby and she hoped the visions of her baby sister and indigo liquid would vanish slowly.

Red: action, confidence, courage, vitality

Somewhere in the red light street, the brothel guard slits the throat of a young lady and she falls down helplessly breathing her last, she wished she could survive to see her beautiful daughter grow up. If only she had the courage to face the world. But with the hopes of beautiful life for her darling daughter, all she now wanted was to die.

Yet again life takes different shades and Salient colors of Rainbow fades in the city lights.

PS: Image courtesy


Rahul Bhatia said...

That was poignant! The cruel world where women are still treated as a commodity by many, unfortunately, Ramya! Hope the New Year brings more happiness in lives of such people with more vibrant colors!

Haddock said...

Good .... Yellow and Blue are my favourite colours.

šēţħũ said...

Whoa...Impressive..!!! A touching post...too good :-)

KParthasarathi said...

That is an imaginative one mixing colors with a poignant story.It is very well written.

Ramya said...

@Rahul sir: Thanks a lot Rahul sir yes I wanted to show different shades of life.. :) thanks for your constant encouragement

@Haddock: Thanks :D VIBGYOR all the colors are very beautiful

@Sethu: Thanks Sethu :)

@KP: Thanks a lot KP :) happy that you liked the story.

Krishna said...

interesting post

happy newyear


shilpa said...

Very nicely written, Ramya! I liked the association of emotions to the colors..Happy that the story ends on a positive note. it shows that no matter how your situation is, its really important to hope for the best!

Karunakar said...

The way you have expressed the human life to VIBGYOR is very beautiful. Mother who is sacrificing her last breathe for her child is very heart touching. I recalled "Life is Beautiful" movie climax in which father sacrifices his life for his son.

Ramya said...

@Krishna: Welcome to Chittrana :) Thanks a lot for your encouragement keep coming back.

@Shilpa: Yeah a positive ray of hope is what we should never lose :) thanks a lot for your encouragement happy that you liked it

@Karunakar: I am extremely happy to receive your comment and yeah thats an amazing comparison. :) Happy that you liked the post. :) Thanks a lot.

Bikramjit said...

Blue is my favourite color..

good story , I do hope and wish that things improve


Found In Folsom said...

You wrote it well, Ramya portraying all the shades of the rainbow..Wishing you a very happy new year and may this year bring colors into the lives of many women like that.

Ramya said...

@Bikram: :) I love all the colors in VIBGYOR :) and Men and Blue :D you dont have to tell about it :D

Thanks a lot Bikram, Happy New Year

@FIF: Thanks a lot dear for your appreciation, yeah Happy happy NEW year lets wish the best to all of us around us :)

santhu said...

superb way of narrating a story with different colors.
Good experiment!!
you are growing(as a writer)

rama said...

Lovely story. It sad but it ended on a happy note. Even the death of the child's mother seemed alright under the given circumstances.

Ramya said...

@Santhu: Thanks a lot yeah tried a different thing :)

@Rama: Thanks a lot mam, yeah thats the way to see it.
Happy that you liked my post.

Ashwini C N said...

What a touching story. At least the mother was able to save her daughter and entrust the kid with the sister. I loved your writing style :-)

Ramya said...

@Ashwini C N: Thanks a lot dear, happy that you liked my experiment :)

Nilanjana Bose said...

Like the rainbow you have created here...a painfully poignant one. Well done!

Binu Thomas said...

Extremely touching Ramya! And a nice way to include different hues of life in each part of the story. Sometimes all we need is to stand up for what we believe in, but when the moment comes, we shy away..

Brijesh said...

I thought it was very well expressed, very succinct. My fav color is blue, connects me to the vast open endless sky. It was not the best last month for many out there. Hope the new year brings back the color in their lives. Happy new year and thanks for the lovely piece.

Ramya said...

@Nilanjana: Thanks a lot dear NB, happy that you liked the post. Yeah I took colors as concept and tried to pen something :D

@Binu: thanks a lot Binu, happy that you liked the post. I wanted to show the shades of one's life so tried this :D

@Brijesh: welcome back :D had not seen you from many days :D thanks a lot for your compliments :) And very much like your connection to blue color so true.

Happy Happy New year to all of you :)

Jenny said...

Omi god! This is creativity at the best!

Many MAny apologies for not writng the comments(but this means I was reading all your posts, I could never miss that :-))

This one is wonderfully written Ramya. Such a vibrant way to tell a story.

Wish you a happy new year!

QA Engineer said...

Well deserved applause for an unique thought/concept which is beautifully written.. clever writing shows growth. : )
P.S: Happy New Year..have a lovely New Year..Njoy : )

Ramya said...

@Jenny: Hey dear very very happy to see you comment on my post and thats not just because I got feedback and its because it means you are back to blogging and reading :D

Thanks a lot dear very happy to know that you liked this post. I just experimented this time :D

Ramya said...

@QA Engineer: Thanks a lot :) Happy to know that you liked the post and find it worthy to be applauded :).
And thanks a lot for new year wishes. Happy Happy new year to you as well :) and my you be blessed with loads of success, happiness and love in this new year.

Ellen said...

Life indeed is such a colorful tapestry. Happy New Year! Blessings to you and your loved ones.

Raj said...

That was a brilliant story. Touching, painful, thought provoking… as it covers the various shades in our life and how they impact us along the way. The ending was extremely heart wrenching and brought tears to my eyes.

Ramya said...

@Ellen: yeah I like the comparison :D Tapestry how true!!!
Thanks a lot for visiting me Ellen.

@Raj: I am very happy that you liked the post so much ... yeah some sad endings are happy for someone else was the thing I wanted to show in my story... Hope I dint hurt you!!!