Creativity is the way of life

 

Art is not what you see,

but what others see in your work..

In the year 2017 VRS scheme was launched and at that time I was facing such problems that I had no option but to take VRS from the Bank..

After retirement from the Bank , three months passed doing my leftover pending work , but after that I was desperately in need of some work to spend my time, so that I could keep my mind  stable and keep myself mentally healthy.

Unfortunately I did not get the work of my choice. Hence I decided to revive my old and heart rending hobby and find my own happiness in it…

To my utter surprise I was feeling some of my talent which was hidden to myself, was identified. Yes I started drawing and painting which was new for me but I, in a span of days began to enjoy it ..

Along with this I started writing poems and short stories. Initially, I found it a bit difficult but soon I learned this Art .

And doing all these, my time was being utilize as I wished..

One day, a friend suggested that I should start Blogging as I had ample time and I can  enjoy it..

It was new for me as I did not know anything about the blogging at that time .

Then the question arose in my mind at that moment, “Should I start a blog?”

After enquiring about blogging …I came to know that Blogging is relevant more than ever, and it’s not too late to start a blog.

I have learned that 77% of all internet users read blogs regularly, and they are considered a trustworthy source of information online.

Also, the blogging community is still growing, in this way I also found it a good platform to connect with the social people as well as share my thought and experience of my life..

Perhaps I was at the right place. At the beginning of this year, finally started to write blog and also set a goal to write 365 blogs in this year under different categories such as stories, Poem , motivation , my Art and health.

 But at the same time I was thinking of how blogging can keep me happy and help to achieve my other goal in my life.

It is the fact that I can invest a significant amount of time into this new venture.  The question arose in my mind again …can I establish and find my place here?

I was finding many reasons why this creative medium could be right for me and the reasons that I find right now are …  

1. Express our feelings

Blogging allowed me to share my ideas, experiences, and expertise with the world, and the beauty is that I can tell my story, my experience in life just the way I want it to be told.

It seems to be the perfect outlet for self-expression without limits for our creativity. Because our blog is entirely  our own,

I can communicate what I have to say in any form – not only writing.

Drawing, Poems , Photography, Videos, and even a podcast can be part of my  blog, too. 

2. Work on self-development

Starting and growing a blog is a great challenge that will likely stretch  our abilities and help us  grow as a person.

We can  pick up some valuable web and marketing skills in addition to building the discipline to keep our blog going. Besides, we can also develop our expertise in the field we are writing about.

Every time we work on a new post, we are forced to organize our thoughts and fill any gaps in our knowledge. Writing not only helps to internalize what we have learned but also to refine our own ideas and opinions. 

3. Make the world a better place 

The most meaningful reason to blog is probably the ability to help others and have a positive impact on the world.

By generously sharing our expertise and experiences, it can make a difference to the people who are looking for the answers that we already have.

The blog has the power to inspire, educate, and even change someone’s life. Showing others that there’s someone who is on the same journey as they are and, can provide a much-needed sense of belonging.

There’s an audience out there that will respond to the particular way you shed light on a certain topic or issue. 

4. Build authority 

A blog is a great platform to gain exposure in the industry by showcasing our knowledge and expertise. Think about it as a modern version of the printed business card. Regularly publishing relevant, informative content will eventually draw the attention of people in our profession and can earn  the status of an expert and thought-leader.

5. Make new friends 

Blogging is much more than a solitary pursuit. It is a way to connect with like-minded people from all over the world who are passionate about the same topic.

We can build relationships with other bloggers in our  field, have riveting discussions with readers in the blog comments, .

The blog might open the door for new friendships, collaborations, and other opportunities. It’s a reassuring feeling to be part of this dynamic and supportive community. Often, we see people find a real sense of belonging here.  

6. Earn an income 

Besides enjoying our hobby  it is helpful becoming a self-employed blogger.

It may be the number one reason for many to follow this road.

 It is known that some bloggers have grown significant income streams from their blog.

While blogging might only replace a full-time salary for some people, it can be an additional source of income for many. 

We can monetize our blog; There are so many ways to make a profit:

With the great enthusiasm I have started Blogging. I believe that it is much more than a rewarding hobby, which brings new opportunities and even unexpected benefits.

By starting a blog this year, I realised my vision of helping the people through my Blog. Together, we can make a difference.

इससे पहले की blog हेतु नीचे link पर click करे..

https://wp.me/pbyD2R-15c

BE HAPPY….BE ACTIVE….BE FOCUSED….BE ALIVE…

If you enjoyed this post, please like, follow, share and comments

Please follow the blog on social media …link are on contact us page..

www.retiredkalam.com

Like What You See


There is always some chatter going on in our mind. If we pay attention to these thought of our mind, then we find that sometimes very good ideas continue to arise in our mind.

So I have decided to note down that ideas which are often crossing my mind.

Now I have been trying for a few days to write down those thoughts on paper that is going on in my brain.

I have found that such thoughts come to our mind only for a few moments and then disappear.

Yes, I am trying to note down whenever those new ideas come in our mind .

One day when I was taking my granddaughter in the drawing class. I saw her doing beautiful drawing. An idea came to my mind that why should not I too indulge myself in drawing and painting?

But I had no knowledge about painting, though I was very much interested. Thinking so, an idea came to my mind that I should take the help of that drawing teacher and I joined his drawing class accordingly.

Everything went well for a few days and I started to enjoying drawing and paintings. Seeing the intense desire of my drawing, my teacher advised me to continue it.

But suddenly due to corona epidemic,   our area got locked down and my drawing class was closed.

I got upset due to the incidence and my drawing practice stopped for few days . I was desperately searching for alternatives to start my drawing again .

Then one day I observed that many of the students are joining online drawing class . This idea got sparked in my mind that …why not join online drawing classes and  thinking  of this,

I contacted my drawing teacher over the phone and requested him to arrange online classes and they too agreed to start drawing classes online.

I became very happy to know that I can revive my beloved hobby again.

My drawing classes has not yet started however I am trying to do at least one drawing daily as advised by the teacher and my time is also being used well .

A lot of people love drawing and creativity; I am also fond of that. The best part of drawing and sketching is the beautiful picture on the paper and other material object that can be saved electronically.

It is a pleasure to see the drawing and painting made by self. Sometimes these sketch and drawing are used as wall paper on my laptop and sometimes published within my Blog because the drawing  and painting made by me is very pleasing to see time and  again .

But one drawing and sketch is never enough for the wall paper or publishing in the blog.

The picture and sketch need to be made daily to use and changing every day and I am doing the same on daily basis.

Sometimes I display beautiful landscape, sometimes drawing of animal or birds and other theme also.

since I am not contained with any particular theme of drawing and painting, so try to create many pictures with various ideas..

Looking to my passion, I started the feature like “what I create today” in my blog.

Anybody who wants to see my drawing and painting they can visit to my blog http://www.retitedkalam.com and see the categories section in the name of “me and my art” also.

I use to display my drawing and painting with the expression and my feeling in my Blog.

I request to all my friends to see my drawing s that is the expression of my feeling and visit my blog,, I am thinking of adding one more features in my blog such as ” spot sight quiz”.

This  will be one of interesting feature of my  blog and also you earn rewards for right answer and evaluate your Presence…of ….Mind…Please give your views through your comments..

इससे पहले की घटना जानने के लिए नीचे दिए link को click करें…

https://wp.me/pbyD2R-15c

BE HAPPY… BE ACTIVE … BE FOCUSED ….. BE ALIVE,,

If you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to like, follow, share and comments.

Please follow the blog on social media….links are on the contact us page

http://www.retiredkalam.com

# Art is Free #

There is no must in Art because art is free…

Sometimes back when I retired from a bank job, suddenly I started feeling emptiness, even finding it difficult to spend time.  

I was always a busy man but all of sudden felt me jobless man.   It felt as if life had stopped.    I therefore began to think of different ways to get back the life on the track.

So many ideas started coming in my mind, why not think that unfulfilled hobby should be brought back to life.  

It is almost year ago I started learning  of drawing and painting and incidentally I got one tutor for the purpose while I use to visit at the tutorial class of drawing and painting  for my granddaughter .

I also joined the class of drawing and painting to pass the time there, One day while writing my blog, I use some sketch in the Blog and was published.

After reading my blog, one of my friend’s messages came …  Verma ji, how long has the ghost of this drawing gone. You have never had this hobby before?


Looking at their message, my face smiled.   I suddenly remembered that incident.  In those days when I was posted at Kolkata, I use to walk from office to metro station to come back home from the bank,

 One day in the evening I was walking from office to metro, I saw a great artist on the way.  He had both his legs and one arm cut and possesses only his right hand. But he used to make a sketch on the street everyday with colored chalk with the help of only hand.

Sometimes a beautiful drawing of Lord Shiva and sometimes Mother Durga was made. I would go through those roads every day and see him drawing sketches in the evening and would be happy to give some money for his talent..

I used to look at him and think how happy he is to create such an artwork in the life of such a lacking. He made it the basis of his livelihood.

I was very impressed by his passion and I also had a desire for drawing from that day. Now when I have retired, I am able to get enough time to fulfill that suppressed desire.

That is why I am also started drawing and painting.

I replied to my friend accordingly to make the aware of the fact .and sent some artwork and sketch too … You can also see my sketches here and please do not forget to give your comments…

to visit similar Blogs Please click the link below..

https://retiredkalam.com/2020/07/26/journey-of-an-artist/

BE HAPPY… BE ACTIVE … BE FOCUSED ….. BE ALIVE,,

If you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to like, follow, share and comments.

Please follow the blog on social media….links are on the contact us page

http:||www.retiredkalam.com

One Little Thought…

Generation Gap…

There is a wide range of discussions on generation gap these days because almost four generations is existing together on the earth these days. The life expectancy has increase and so the side effect is also visible now days…

Age is just a number. Age gap sensitivity is the need of the hour. How to deal with the age gap. Bridging the generation gap is a big challenge today.   We may analyse the situation and find a solution.

The ultimate goal is to be happy and let the others be happy. Some precautions must be taken and it is better to change our self according to the situation rather than expecting others to change. The collision is inevitable when two generation coexist at place, but think twice before you act…..Radhe Radhe..

Don’t Give Up :

Life is beautiful and its meaning differ from man to man. I think it depends on state of our mind in the present situation.

Sometimes life seems boring and difficult but on some other day same looks beautiful and loving.

It is the fact that, who came into this world must pass through cycle of life and death. We don’t have choice of birth, and not even our colour, cast, religion and place of birth is in our hand, and likewise we don’t have choice of death, when & how it will come.

Those who are living will die one day. But in between how we utilize our time is in our hand.. Just enjoy the Life..

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and to do so with some passion , some compassion, some humour and some style…

Your work is going to fill a large part of your Life and the only way to be truly satisfied to do so what you believe is great work.

And the only way to do great work is to love what you do …if you have not found it yet, keep looking.

“Do not settle, as with all matters of the heart you will know when you find it” – Steve jobs..

Be Happy …Be Healthy

I have spent thirty two years in Banking service before my retirement . By the grace of Maa Goddess I am hale and hearty and enjoying my retired life.

I have experienced so many good and bad days during my long journey in Banking services, and now I am sharing my good and bad memories through the Blog , I just started to blog my thoughts, my perspective..

Retirement :

Someone said…Retirement is that age when we think about the negative aspects of our life ..whether it is ….

Health related problems : This is due to the age factor but can be managed through disciplined life.

Wealth related problems : when regular source of income ceased and life is to adjust accordingly.

Family related problems : Sometimes family members get irritated due to undesired advise passed on.

Social problem : We couldn’t spare enough time during our active life , now we need to build the strong bonding.

But I differ…this new phase of our life can be a little difficult to navigate first. But we can enjoy retired life after little adjustment..

we must realize that :

Today we have all the comforts in our new world, amid a new pandemic. But we complain because we need to wear masks. we complain because we must stay confined to our homes where we have food, electricity, running water, wifi and even Netflix.

None of that existed back in the day but humanity survived those circumstances and never lost their joy of living,

A small change in our perspective can generate miracles. we should be thankful that we are alive. We should do everything we need to do to protect and help each other.

True Love :

A young couple was very much in love and decided to get married. Some months prior to marriage, the bride had an accident and got her face completely disfigured.

“I can’t marry you”, she wrote to her fiance. I will stay ugly forever.
Find yourself another beautiful young woman as you deserve, because I am not worthy of you .

Few days later, she received this answer from her fiance : “I got an eye disease, the doctor just told me that I will stay blind..If despite this, you want to accept me, I will still marry you….

They get married at that time, the fiance was totally blind. They lived 20 years in LOVE , in joy and understanding.

She was his guide and became his eyes and light. LOVE has guided light into the tunnel  of darkness.

One day, she became seriously ill and died, she regretted leaving him alone in
the darkness. The day she died, he opened his eyes to the astonishment
of all.

“I was not blind”, he said. I pretended that I was blind, so that she is not distressed in the thought that I will see her face disfigured !

MORAL: TRUE LOVE SEES BEYOND PHYSICAL BEAUTY, BECAUSE TRUE LOVE IS SEEN WITH THE HEART….


I hope you enjoy reading my thought in my blog .I would also like to thank you for inspiring me and encouraging me through your comments, likes and share my blog..

please click the link below to see my previous Blog…

https://wp.me/pbyD2R-12g

BE HAPPY… BE ACTIVE … BE FOCUSED ….. BE ALIVE,,

If you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to like, follow, share and comments.

Please follow the blog on social media….links are on the contact us  page

www.retiredkalam.com

Me and my imagination

To be honest, I was excited and a bit nervous . when my first drawing and painting was about to publish .I mean, I always wanted to post my blog with my drawing and painting  as this is my  new hobby, but due to my unseen fear I had to wait for some time .

But at last I posted my  painting blog and I am calling this post..”Journey Begins”

 I think this is the very beginning of something new…

I think great paintings have unique artistic characteristics that can stop a viewer from walking away – qualities that evoke deep emotional responses, touching the viewer’s mind and heart.” – Jian Wu

The way people treat you,Is a statement about who they are as a human being.It is not a statement about you. When I look back on my life, I see pain, mistakes and heartache. When I look in the mirror, I see strength, learned lessons, and pride in myself. Success is the time to Re-define our goals and failure is the time to Re-define our methods..Time is the fairest and toughest judge.Possibly, without a provision of appeal. Time Management is key to success. Better be watchful now.

There are so many categories of Blogging such as talking about hobbies, travelling advice, fitness instructions are my choice of action.

It is a fact that millions of people are sharing their thoughts, experiences and adventures through Blogging..

Looking to this opportunity I also started blogging …I choose to become a blogger because it is not only easy but also fun in putting my creativity into writing. I am now improving day to day and adding different categories’ of my choice. I think It is the platform to display my skill and share my thoughts with my friends on social media..

Now a days I am focusing on my drawing and painting that gives me immense pleasure and now publishing through my blog  .

One day one of my friend suggested that…I should  think of what I  want to blog about ..what are my  talents and passions ..perhaps  I have a particular skill in which I may be  really good at and could share that knowledge with others.. It is important to make sure to stay focused on a particular niche, be it be photography or drawing / painting which can be shared..

Now a days I am focusing on writing stories and posting on daily basis ..

And also discover my passion in drawing and painting and enjoying that hobby ..and published through my blog… I  always feel happy to  received good remarks on my drawing ..

One of the best way to educate our hearts is to look at our interactions with other people, because our relationship with other are fundamentally a reflection of our relation]ship with ourselves .

Whatever we express and speak that denote our personality, character, attitude and level of intelligence , it is natural that someone may agree or disagree with us that is their level of intelligence and understanding

Never stop doing little things for others. sometimes , those little things occupy the biggest part of their heart .

Trust is like sticker , once removed, it may stick again but doesn’t hold as strong as it did when it was originally applied.

make everyday as an opportunity to serve others and give others happiness and joy .

What you give is what you will receive, and sometimes what we receive is more than what we give.

Heart is a BOTTLE OF PERFUME ,if you never open it. Nobody knows the fragrance inside . if you always keep it open , you lose its Fragrance. so open it only for people , who ” Touch & Trust” your Hearst.

*Love yourself…* It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside..”The most important part of our personality is the way we *SPEAK*Because  looks can gain only attraction, which is temporary but SPEECH can win hearts forever. .

Nothing lasts forever. It’s a matter of time only. Within the calm region of our inner Self, that what we want is right for us to have, and in accord with God’s purposes.

With this realization we can use all the forces of our will to accomplish our object, keeping our minds however centered on the thoughts of God, the source of all power,  all accomplishment.

The point is everything we do, we are seeking happiness. Everyone who is seeking happiness is seeking God. Since life is a medley of good and evil, we should seek out and help to create the beautiful one not to get caught up in the frightful ugly ones…..

Please click the Link below to see the related Blog……

https://wp.me/pbyD2R-Vy

BE HAPPY… BE ACTIVE … BE FOCUSED ….. BE ALIVE,,

If you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to like, follow, share and comments.

Please follow the blog on social media….links are on the contact us  page

www.retiredkalam.com

The Journey begins….

Hello my friends, hope you all are doing well.

This was my very first blog on drawing  & painting .

To be honest, I was excited and nervous . I mean, I always wanted to post my blog on this new hobby, but due to my unseen fear I had to wait for some time . .

I  just didn’t know that the opportunity would present itself. But here it is. I am calling this first blog post “Journey begins ” . I think this is the very beginning of something new.

Technology today has given us the freedom to type our views and thoughts and post them on the web. At the same time I think it is a very big responsibility because this is some sort of a message conveyed to our society and also shows our thought and power of expression,

I am passionate about writing Blogs as well as Painting now a days.

I think my hidden potential is discovered now..Yes it is in my genes. I have started blogging as I wanted to step forward to explore myself. It is my utter surprise to see that the present blog is my 225th in number and that too in just six month time .

In my opinion , the corona pandemic has acted as a catalyst in this journey..

Yes I am changing,

Why wait to become an old man to enjoy life? What did I achieved in the whole life by working like a donkey? We sometimes think .. I have now decided that I will make a painting every day and make a friend instead, and I want to feel the change in my life..

My website: http://www.retiredkalam.com

This is the fact that I cannot stick to one topic and so my blog has different categories for our reader you can visit my website http://www.retiredkalam.com and enjoy reading of your choice . we have stories, poems .motivational and health related topics.

Becoming an Artist is a commitment to a long journey …A journey to becoming an Artist…

We are human , we are not perfect, we are alive, we try things. we make mistakes , we stumble, we fall. we get hurt, we rise again, we keep learning , we keep growing , And we are thankful for this priceless opportunity called LIFE….

Every picture has a story..

I have read somewhere that .. Painting is the most beautiful of all arts. In it, all sensations are condensed, contemplating it, everyone can create a story at the will of his imagination and..with a single glance…have his soul invaded by the most profound collections, no efforts of memory, everything is summed up in one instant . a complete art which sums up all the others and competes them. I am feeling now.

painting is a time consuming hobby but I am loving it, , enjoying it and i find it as therapeutic

I know that I am not good at it but I am enjoying it.. the lock down gave people the luxury of time to focus on the hobby . I have taken complete advantage of it and became better day to day..

  painting with the Pandemic.

As the pandemic continues to mercilessly strengthened its grip over people across the country..It has now reflecting in my day to day work doing, learning drawing and sketches…

I have a colour pencil ,brush and paper in my hand in the current situation to cope with the physical and mental disorder. I just wanted to play and enjoy my painting with a touch of humour and experimentation.

 Like music, it acts on the soul through the intermediatery of the senses, harmonious colours correspond to the harmonies of sound. But in painting a unity is obtained which is not possible in music, where the accords follow one another, so that the judgment experiences a continuous fatigue if it wants to reunite the end of the begning. The ear is actually a sense inferior to the eye. The hearing can only grasp a single sound at a time, whereas the sight takes in everything and simultaneously simplified it at will.

I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts in my blogs. I would also like to thank you for inspiring me and encouraging me through your comments, likes and share…

Please click the Link below to see my previous Blog..

https://retiredkalam.com/2020/07/26/journey-of-an-artist/

BE HAPPY… BE ACTIVE … BE FOCUSED ….. BE ALIVE,,

If you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to like, follow, share and comments.

Please follow the blog on social media….links are on the contact us  page

www.retiredkalam.com

A Tribute: Sushant Singh Rajput

I felt very sad when I heard the news of his demise. I used to feel proud thinking that he is a resident of Rajiv Nagar, Patna nearby our home  and in a very short time he made a special place in the hearts of me and everyone.  

His journey from being an engineering student at Delhi Technological University to being an admired actor started when he joined Barry John’s drama classes after being influenced by his friends in his dance classes.

He found his passion for acting and once said, “I found the experience liberating. I realized that I could communicate with the audience. I knew I wanted to do this forever.”

He was from a middle class family, down to earth human being, who left his four-year degree course at the end of his third year, to pursue his love for acting.

Sushant, despite losing his mother in 2002, has inspired many with his story of success in Bollywood. He was a role model for those who aspire to act, desired to be a part of the theatre and who love to portray the art they hold.

Rajput, though from a non-acting background, found his meaning in acting

His journey in film started from his debut in Kai Po che in 2013, following Sudhh Desi Romance in 2013,supporting role in P K in 2014, M S Dhoni..The untold story in 2016, Kedarnath 2018, chhichhore 2019 and others..

I read somewhere that ..Sushant’s ‘Dhoni’ is the most loved role. In praise of his role in “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story”, Manoj Bajpai writes, “Every morning and evening he would religiously go out for his practice sessions with the former Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More. He played the role so well, the manner in which he imbibed the essence of Dhoni was impeccable.”

In an interview, Sushant mentioned how he used to bunk his classes to watching Dhoni in India’s cricket matches. He added that he was a big fan which is why he was able to play ‘Mahi’ with perfection. 

Who knew that the man who starred in “Chhichhore”, a movie that beautifully dealt with battling suicidal thoughts was going through such thoughts himself ? ‘Anni’ taught us that we are living the wrong way, not planning for when we fail and that we need to fight the thoughts which move us towards suicide.

Complementing Sara Ali Khan in her debut movie “Kedarnath”, he performed a role which was one that he played with a massive heart. Sushant taught each of us to fight the failures in life, both as a human being and through the characters he played.

Really this year 2020 is awful for us and is full of sad news, we are very hurt due to the sudden death of Sushant.

 Sushant, we will not only remember you as Anni or Dhoni but also as an artist, a man who taught us to rise again when we fail and as a man who taught us that “loser” is a happy word. 

From 1986 to 2020, your life was too short to end now.

We had the privilege of being entertained by a man who said, “The biggest mystery in your life will be you. Forever. Period”.  We will forever remember him as an inspiration. 

BE HAPPY… BE ACTIVE … BE FOCUSED ….. BE ALIVE,,

If you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to like, follow, share and comments.

Please follow the blog on social media….links are on the contact us  page

www.retiredkalam.com

तस्वीर बनाता हूँ मैं

आज का ब्लॉग लिखने में कुछ ज्यादा ही मज़ा आ रहा है | वैसे प्रत्येक ब्लॉग लिखने में ख़ुशी महसूस होती है  लेकिन आज कुछ अलग तरह का अनुभव कर रहा हूँ /

 मैंने आज ही सुबह एक ब्लॉग पोस्ट किया था “Journey of artist”  अपने ड्राइंग एंड पेन्टिंग के साथ | थोड़ी ही देर में मेरे दोस्त कामरान का फ़ोन आया और वह आश्चर्यचकित होकर बोल रहा था ..अरे, वर्मा जी.. ,आप को बहुत बहुत मुबारक हो |

मैंने पूछा ..भाई, किस बात के लिए मुबारक ?

इतनी अच्छी पेन्टिंग बनाने के लिए ./..

आपने  इतनी अच्छी पेन्टिंग बनाना कब सिखा ? पहले तो कभी इस शौक के बारे में आप से चर्चा सुना ही नहीं था |

अरे भाई यह सब लॉक डाउन  का असर है …मैंने कहा /

अगर ड्राइंग-पेन्टिंग नहीं बनाता,  और ब्लॉग नहीं लिखता तो मुझे घर में फालतू पड़े रहने के बदले घर के काम करने पड़ते | आज कल दाई- नौकर सभी को कोरोना के कारण छुट्टी दे दिया गया है  |

बर्तन साफ़ करना. कपडे धोना, झाड़ू लगाना और ना जाने कितने काम होते है घरों में, जिसका अहसास रिटायरमेंट के बाद घर में रहने के बाद ही हुआ है |

मुझे पता है कि यह सब घरेलु काम हम से होगा नहीं, इसीलिए कोई मुझ से यह सब काम करने के लिए कहे, इससे  अच्छा है कि एक लैपटॉप पकड़ कर बैठ जाऊं या पेपर – पेंसिल लेकर कुछ आड़े – तिरछे लाइन खींचता रहूँ, ताकि हमें बिजी समझ कर लोग घर के काम- काज करने को ना कहे |

हमें तो  झूठ – मुठ का अपने को  व्यस्त दिखाना पुरानी आदत है | और उसी का परिणाम है कि आज एक ब्लॉग लिख कर और उसमे कुछ आड़े -तिरछे अपने ड्राइंग -पेन्टिंग बना कर पोस्ट कर दिया है …. मैंने पूरी भूमिका के साथ कामरान को सच्ची बात बताई /

वो तो ठीक है, लेकिन आप ने इतनी अच्छी इंग्लिश में ब्लॉग लिखा कैसे ? मैं तो आप को शुरू से जानता हूँ ,आप की इंग्लिश उतनी अच्छी नहीं थी, अचानक इतनी अच्छी इंग्लिश में स्टोरी बना कर कैसे लिख लिया ?..उसने आश्चर्य से कहा |

अब उसको कौन बताये कि उलटे- सीधे इंग्लिश में ब्लॉग लिख कर मैं अपने छोटे बेटे से एडिट करवाता हूँ और वह मेरी गलतियों को सही कर देता है और अपना ब्लॉग  उसी का परिणाम है | हालाँकि बेटे को  इंग्लिश लिखना- पढना  मैंने ही सिखाना था बचपन में | आज भले ही अपना काम उससे करवाना पड़ता है |

खैर, जो भी हो, आज मैं बहुत खुश हूँ, क्योंकि आज तो बहुत सारे कॉम्प्लीमेंट मिल रहे है .यही तो मुझमे जोश की कमी महसूस होने नहीं देता है /

उसी का परिणाम है कि मैं अभी अभी फिर एक नया  ड्राइंग बनाया हूँ और इस ब्लॉग के साथ पोस्ट कर रहा हूँ |

मुझे ऐसा महसूस होता है कि अगर किसी से कुछ उम्मीद ना हो, लेकिन वो वैसा काम कर देता है,  तो लोगो को सरप्राइज होना लाज़मी ही है |

मेरे साथ भी यही सब हो रहा है / लोग कॉम्प्लीमेंट  भी दे रहे है और आश्चर्य भी प्रकट कर रहे है |

यह सत्य है कि मेरा साहित्य से दूर दूर का नाता नहीं है, फिर भी मैं कहानियाँ लिख रहा हूँ / और लोगो को पसंद भी आ रहे है / इसीलिए ढेर सारे कॉम्प्लीमेंट भी मिल रहे है हर एपिसोड के लिए |..और यही  कॉम्प्लीमेंट मुझे और अच्छा लिखने के लिए प्रेरित करता  है /

आज भी मुझे याद है जब स्कूल के दिनों में प्रोजेक्ट के लिए ड्राइंग बनाना पड़ता था तो अपने दोस्तों की खुशामद  करता था कि वो  मेरा भी ड्राइंग  बना दे | शुरू -शुरू में तो दोस्त – यार बना दिया करते थे …पर जब उन्होंने देखा कि यह तो हमेशा का धंधा है तो उन्होंने भी मेरी प्रोजेक्ट की ड्राइंग बनाने से मना कर दिया |

और तब हमारे पास और कोई चारा नहीं रहता था तो मैं बल्ब और ग्लास की मदद से टोपो करके  ड्राइंग की नक़ल करता और  प्रोजेक्ट सबमिट करता था | मेरे कहने का मतलब कि कागज़, रबर, पेंसिल और उसकी मदद से कोई आकृति बनाना कभी सपने में भी नहीं सोचा था /

लेकिन आज लॉक डाउन  में खालीपन को दूर करने और समय का उपयोग करने के लिए स्केच / ड्राइंग  बना रहा हूँ… …धड़ल्ले से बना रहा हूँ और आश्चर्य की बात यह कि लोग पसंद भी कर रहे है ./

जैसा कि  हम सभी जानते है कि जब भी कुछ नया काम शुरू किया जाता है तो कुछ व्यवधान आता ही है, ..आज कल मैं भी महसूस कर रहा हूँ ,.यहाँ मेरी पत्नी इस पर कड़ी नज़र रखती है .. इसमें भी कुछ पाबंदियां लगा दी गई है, मेरी पत्नी के द्वारा /  

हमें कैसी फोटो बनानी है, पहले उनसे इजाजत लेनी पड़ती है और मुझे विषय और किस तरह के चित्र बनाने है, उसे मैडम के सेंसर से पास कराना पड़ता है / मेरी पत्नी द्वारा सीमा तय  किया हुआ है कि जवान लड़कियों की कैसी तस्वीर बना  सकता हूँ ,और उन्हें कैसी पोशाक में दिखा सकता हूँ……यह सब ध्यान में रखना पड़ता है ………..साधारणतया  गाँव की पोशाक और वो भी पूरी पोशाक में चित्र बनाने की अनुमति मिलती है | कभी कभी  ,वेस्टर्न टाइप पोशाक में यानी की कम कपड़ो में किसी जवान लड़की का सुन्दर सा फोटो बनाता हूँ तो मैडम  जल भुन जाती है /  अब आप ही बताइए,  जब किसी लड़की का स्विमिंग पूल में तैरते हुए फोटो बनाऊंगा,  तो पुरे कपड़ो में तो नहीं बना सकता  / तो  यही कभी कभी ओरिजिनालिटी से समझौता करना पड़ता है / लैंडस्केप  जानवर, पक्षियों के फोटो बनाने की  पूरी छुट है ./

 लेकिन फिर भी जब तक मेरी ड्राइंग पूरी नहीं होती है तब तक उस पर कड़ी नज़र रखी  जाती है / कभी कभी तो मुझे खीझ आती  है कि  इससे तो अच्छा होता कि झाड़ू-पोछा ही कर लेता | फिर ख्याल आता है कि दोस्तों की वाहवाही और कॉम्प्लीमेंट क्या दिखा कर ले सकता हूँ |

और इसी के चक्कर में नित नए रोज़ ड्राइंग बनाता  हूँ और ब्लॉग लिख कर दोस्तों के  कॉम्प्लीमेंट का  इंतज़ार करता हूँ / और इसी  वाहवाही पाने के चक्कर  में मैं इतना दूर आ गया हूँ कि लोग मुझे एक आर्टिस्ट  और रचनाकार के रूप में पहचानने लगे है /

.मैंने कहीं सूना था कि मज़बूरी भी कभी कभी वरदान बन जाता है ..और यह आप के सामने है मेरी मज़बूरी का परिणाम …….वैसे आप सब लोगों को बताना चाहता हूँ कि अभी तो मेरी यात्रा शुरू हुई है,  मुझे आगे जाना है …मुझे बहुत आगे  जाना है ….जाऊंगा भी …बस शर्त एक है कि आप सब इसी तरह मुझे प्रोत्साहित करते रहे,  अपना  प्यार और स्नेह मुझ पर बनाये रखे और आपस में एक दुसरे से जुड़े रहे  |

चाहे जितनी भी पाबन्दी हो,  बर्तन साफ़ करने और झाड़ू पोछा करने से तो बेहतर  विकल्प यही नज़र आता है और कभी कभी चुपके से उनसे नज़र बचा कर अपने पसंद की तस्वीर बना लेता हूँ और उसे पोस्ट कर के खुश हो लेता हूँ…  ..आप का क्या ख्याल है ?…. ,मुझे अपने विचार से अवगत ज़रूर कराएँगे |

इससे पहले के ब्लॉग हेतु नीचे लिखे link को click करें…

https://retiredkalam.com/2020/07/19/journey-of-an-artist/

BE HAPPY… BE ACTIVE … BE FOCUSED ….. BE ALIVE,,

If you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to like, follow, share and comments.

Please follow the blog on social media….links are on the contact us  page

www.retiredkalam.com

Journey of an artist

I know the journey of an artist can be challenging, But I have a strange story of my passion about my Art. At the initial period of lock down time, I was forbidden to get out of the house.  

I was sitting and wondering how could I spend time sitting idle in the house . Whenever I open the TV, I am scared to hear the news of pandemic of Corona.

 So I decided that if I want to fight against Corona, I have to keep my immunity strong and I started thinking of various ways for that..

One of my friend suggested that why don’t you write a blog and share your experience of life, you can utilise your time effectively and you will stay away from stress and depression.

I was impressed with his words, but I told him that I do not even have a connection with literature and all I have done is banking throughout my life. 

Then he explained that now you are retired, It’s a good time to revive your forgotten dream and unfulfilled hobby. I decided in my mind that I will write a blog every day without fail..

In the meantime, I had to take my granddaughter to attend drawing classes and spend two hours sitting vacant and then the idea came to my mind that why don’t I also learn drawing with these children and utilize the idle time. But I was a bit hesitated.

Then I used to sit alone there with my drawing copy and pencil .

A month has been passed, the drawing teacher said that you too can join this class,    looking at your interest in drawing,  I will help you to learn drawing and paintings. .

And there was it, I also sat between the children with a drawing copy and pencil.
I said in my mind that this is similar to adult education; there was a smile on my face.

Let’s also experience this and from the next day I also started taking drawing copy with my granddaughter. It seemed strange but there was no other option.

I started to enjoy drawing.  but the problem was that when I made a drawing of a girl, it looked like a boy and when I made a sketch of a young man, it  looked as an old man..

The children used to laugh and joke on seeing my drawing. Then the teacher said that you should initially make a drawing of the animals and later practice to make a human face.. I thought in my mind that if I quit drawing because of children mocking me,

I will lose my respect among my children. I will have to stand and accept this challenge and started drawing and having fun .

One day, I posted one drawing on my Facebook page and wrote … ” I am  an artist..”

Next day, one of my friend has raised the question ..who has given you the right to call yourself as an Artist…..Do you know the definition of the Artist…?

I just accepted their feelings and start finding the truth about an Artist, how to define an Artist ..

so I got so many explanations about an Artist …,  some of them are…

there is a famous quote by Pablo Picasso …,.

All children are artist, the problem is how to remain an artists, once he grows up.. it means by nature of being born human, we all are artists…

…many who obtained an University Degree related to area with all the blood, sweat, Tears and money that entailed, felt that some sort of qualification that was formalized was the main criteria.

..one felt that if you had got yourself as a business and were earning enough money that you had to submit income  tax return then that was the deciding factor..

…some felt that you needed validations from an art gallery exhibiting your work or award or prize within art community to be considered..an artist..

One famous Artist ..Paul Cezanne define art in this way… .

if I were called upon to define briefly the word art, I should call it the reproduction of what the senses perceive in the nature, seen through the veil of the soul ..

Accordingly to dictionary… definition of art that covers basically any one….

…who creates something with skill and imagination..

….drawing, painting and sculpture processes practices and creates…

….i am willing to connect with my friends and followers, through my stories and drawing out of my passion to write my Blog and make sketches…

..i would like to create a trusted and joyful friend circle, and share tales  from the past .

…painting is a time consuming hobby but I find it as the therapeutic …

….During the lock down , I was  devoting my time to my passion for painting and drawing.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post . I appreciate it. Feel free to share with friends.

Click the link below to visit previous Blog..

https://wp.me/pbyD2R-1gj

BE HAPPY… BE ACTIVE … BE FOCUSED ….. BE ALIVE,,

If you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to like, follow, share and comments.

Please follow the blog on social media….links are on the contact us  page

www.retiredkalam.com

# The Artist Me #

There is a famous quote by Pablo Picasso…

All children are Artists, the problem is how to remain an Artist once they grown up….

During the college days I used to draw pictures of animals and anatomies of other creatures for my project in Botany and Zoology. Now, drawing is not only my passion, but rather a part of my soul that connects me to myself. This is a method of introducing myself to me. I am not a Professional, but I do it for pleasure. I also love to draw faces of some legends.. Here are some of the sketches drawn by me..

..

Yes, indeed, it is my passion to draw and sketch but during my Banking days , I couldn’t find time for drawing and painting. But after retirement, I found enough time to enjoy this hobby and started drawing. As the first picture I drew the legend of Indian cinema.

I think we should do everything what makes us happy in life, because there is no certainty of how long we will live… Learn to love yourself because the world will only love us when we love ourself. Do whatever you love, which makes you feel satisfied and gives you the utmost pleasure. Because self satisfaction is more important than to satisfy others…

Girish Karnard ..Legend of Indian cinema..

I have just started my journey as an artist… a journey with no end. I try to keep developing my skills and learn new things every day. The main motive is to have fun during my journey. I try to improve a little with every stroke. I often try to sketch subjects which I find challenging.

Late V.G. Siddhartha the owner of Cafe Coffee Day was confirmed dead on 31st July, 2019 after his body was found in Netravati River in Dakshina Dist of Karnataka, A day after his missing. He was the first Entrepreneur in Karnataka to set up Cafe Coffee Day in 1996, a chain of hangout for youth coffee patrons..

Sushma Swaraj was an Indian politician and supreme court lawyer. A senior leader of Bhartiya Janta Party . She was the second women after Indira Gandhi to hold the office of External Affairs of India. She served as the 5th Chief Minister of Delhi in the year 1998. She died on 6th August 2019. She was awarded the Padma Vibhushan , the India’s second highest civilian award posthumously in 2020 in the field of Public affair.

I used to watch the paintings made by friends and relatives which inspired me to explore their work and experience joy. Never have I ever joined any formal classes, I just used to sketch for my own pleasure. Infact, I never even tried sketching in my childhood but it was only after my retirement in the year 2017.. I started practicing to draw and sketch every day which gave me immense pleasure..

During my college days I made some drawing which were appreciated a lot. But after joining the bank, I got so indulged in the job, even the thought of drawing left my life. Now, I am back on it. I find painting therapeutic. It is almost like Meditation for me, and the lockdown have given us the luxury of time to focus on our hobbies once again. I have taken complete advantage of it and aiming to improve in it day by day.

My Best advises for everyone ..

Be original, accept yourself first..

Do what ever you feel passionate about, may it be drawing, dancing or anything else..

Accept only constructive criticism from others..

I had a lot of fun painting these portraits, I found live figure drawing quite challenging. I am trying to connect with my friends and followers , through my stories and drawing…

During the lock down, I am devoting my time to my passion for painting. I had never told any one about this hobby before, but since the day I posted one of my sketches online and saw a great response from my friends, I decided to pursue this passion on a regular basis. However I know that I am still an amateur at it but, I am enjoying my journey with improvements with each passing day…

BE HAPPY… BE ACTIVE … BE FOCUSED ….. BE ALIVE,,

If you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to like, follow, share and comments.

Please follow the blog on social media….links are on the contact us  page

www.retiredkalam.com