Friday, 22 November 2013

The Lamp in the House

Rachna Says says her blog. I say, Rachna does not just say, but says it such that it cannot but touch you with its truth and beauty. Even as she manages all her loves and all the relationships at home – logging off on weekends, working, holidaying, packing lunch boxes, managing two boys – her journal on Love and Relationships is a constantly woven carpet of thoughts, with designs and threads picked from her immediate milieu.  

Her classic style of writing depends on no external frills to make itself charming. No added hyperbole or extra adjectives thrown in. No sensational revelation and not a single drum beat. Rachna’s writing is as pure and simple as it gets – and as warm as the person that she is. She is like my God-sister in the world of blogging. The wise one behind the 'relax and ignore' in my mail box. And Rachna’s blog is what my blog aspires to be one day – a space which talks about the everyday in a manner I connect with, as does every reader who stops by. 

No wonder then, that her request to be a guest on her blog was met with mixed emotions. A feeling of elation for being asked by a blogger of her repute coupled with a misgiving about my own writing skills. I did not want to be a spot on her blog, a blob of mindless writing trying to find footing amongst brilliantly thought-out posts. 


Out of exactly this stress context was born ‘The Lamp in the House’. I left it just as it was born. Unedited. Truest in sentiment. For nothing less can suit Rachna and her space.






9 comments:

  1. Rachna definitely says wise things that makes you think and act wisely.

    Beautiful Sakshi! I loved both the quotes: the outsRachna definitely says wise things that makes you think and act wisely.

    Beautiful Sakshi! I loved both the quotes: the outstanding one and the one that your teacher wrote. And trust me you are the Lamp in the House. Love you girl! :-)tanding one and the one that your teacher wrote. And trust me you are the Lamp in the House. Love you girl! :-)

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  2. Rachna definitely says wise things that makes you think and act wisely.

    Beautiful Sakshi! I loved both the quotes: the outstanding one and the one that your teacher wrote. And trust me you are the Lamp in the House. Love you girl! :-)

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    1. So now there are two lamps in my house, Rekha. :)
      Thank you so much for liking this piece. Yes, the quotes will stick with me for a long time to come. Little reminders in life's little book of instructions.

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  3. Oh its a beautiful post Sakshi and to think it was unedited... all the more surreal... glad I read this post before calling it a day.. gave me a reason to hope for an even brighter tomorrow.. Thank you! :)

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    1. Thank you, Seeta. No greater compliment than to know what this post did to you. :)

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  4. I really like your blog. Your posts just make my brain work,it makes me think more. these blogging awards dont suffice to the level of your posts, but still as a trend, I would like to present you with Versatile blogger award. please collect it here,

    http://truethoughts-niranjan.blogspot.in/2013/11/versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. Thank you, Niranjan. I am going to pick it up right away.
      Feeling good! :)

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  5. Wow, that is such just a beautiful post that I am pretty much lost for words in describing what I am feeling after having read it. Wow, just wow, will suffice for now I guess :D

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    1. Thanks, Jairam. Of you are short of words, this must be a good piece. :)

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