This week deviating from my usual writing about thoughts of life, career,state of mind,I would like to give some glimpses of different facades of culture as a part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture.

Culture defines a person, clan and a nation. Over the centuries we have come across interesting cultures which add glory to our history and traditions.

Respecting every culture is a way of showing respect towards humanity . These  photographs will take you across different countries in a quick journey from Srilanka,to India,from Malaysia to Thailand,from United Arab emirates to Turkey. All exhibiting the glorious culture of their country and place.

Bandar Kuala lumpur
Bandar Kuala lumpur


Temple in India
Hagya sofia ,Istanbul
Hagya sofia ,Istanbul
prehistoric church,Turkey


 Buddha in Srilanka
Buddha in Srilanka
Grand Mosque
Grand Mosque
Thai temple
Thai temple


In diversity lies the beauty of creation and different cultures add colours to every civilization.


My heartiest thanks to Ute I am in love with life !, who nominated me for this wonderful  award!

Being a part of the WordPress family is a beautiful experience where we come across thousands of bloggers and few of them touch our core with their love and intense thoughts. Their expressions in form of words are always welcome as they embrace our identity in those spoken words.

This being a new blog,had been like a new born baby,trying to grab attention,yet everyone who visited here showered unconditional love and support.

My thoughts are very clearly spoken here and expressed unlike my poetry blog. http://soumyav.wordpress.com where I weave my feelings into a verse.



THE RULES FOR THE AWARD ARE:1.Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them

5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as  a friend, and spread the love.

Quoted from the Rules:

“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I started this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honor to start this award”.

I would like to extend this award to few bloggers who are a part of my family here and who are very closer to my heart!












The list is random and includes those whom I have not been able to mention before in any of my lists. I would like to  extend my family of WordPress and embrace them with my words.



Seen a bird flying ! How majestic it looks! The wings spread gracefully  in the air with the  head held high  and the movement elegant than we can imagine.


IMG_4268 Flying Swan

Aren’t our thoughts similar and exhibit the same pattern of flying if pursued and dwelt into!

Every thought that originates in our mind has its own life and intensity. Depending on the nature of the  thought either it finds its place in the outer world or dies on its own without getting noticed. Some of these are really exquisite,whereas some have selfish desires draped around.

The ones which are nobler if  focused give wonderful and positive results. One has to really ponder hard to execute them in a proper way for perfect results.

Every flight of a thought goes up in the air to seek and touch the highest point but rarely does a thought touches the infinite peak,when it does it is purely pristine and finds its own way into the world of existence.Many end up in flights which even struggle with the early stages of flying,the ones which do not have conviction as its basic strength and which gets lost in the free air of freedom .

Every thought of our mind  has a power stored within its frame,as soon as it is released the thought in shape of a recoil releases certain energy which helps in giving the thought a birth with life in the universe.



If there is a negative thought and it is as stronger as the positive one,it too releases the same amount of negative energy into the atmosphere thereby harming the person and the ones around him.

That is why ,it is always said to have good thoughts about oneself and others . It is forever advised to be aware of the negative effects of our thoughts,which do have a bad effect on ourselves.

Thoughts are the birds 

flying free in the air,

guide them towards the

best destination,

else they get  hit

on their way and fall off the cliff !


Something came to my mind and I scribbled it on the paper!

Later when I had the full flow of thoughts ,I sat on the computer to perfectly envisage the theme about which I was thinking!

Wonder what I am trying to say!

Remember the days when we wrote everything with a pen and paper ! Precious they were, for the words seemed to flow directly through the-ink of the  hands of the writer, lover,friend,parent,teacher,student or colleague!

Whether you believe or not,our handwriting speaks about us! The way we write gives a clear picture of the state of our mind! The confusion,irritation,helplessness or happiness everything is revealed through the way we write.Not by the way we structure our sentences but the way  our handwriting appears then!

Characteristics of handwriting include:

  • specific shape of letters
  • regular or irregular spacing between letters
  • the slope of the letters
  • the pressure to the paper
  • the average size of letters

We have heard about the study of handwriting ie Graphology which gives us a certain idea about the thinking , health related issues and also about the psychology of the individual . But  you know the state of mind of an individual also reflects in the handwriting!

Lets see here .I tried to write the same sentence in my  different moods,the result is as simple!



  1. The first one is the way I used to write in my childhood days,yet I haven’t forgotten the way I wrote then,just that I have lost the focus and concentration needed in writing those letters perfectly now.
  2. The second one is my normal writing ,which I usually use! Speaks about the interest and the flair I have for everything in life!
  3. The third one is when Iam in a hurry or restless state of mind.
  4. The last one is when Iam totally irritated or tired or have no interest in the subject of writing then.

So next time when we see a person writing differently than  his  typical trait,we know there has to be something going on in the thought process! The nature of the individual too can be read through his/her handwriting!

The days when someone used to write letters of love to one another,it was quite easy to understand and realize the feelings of the heart not because of the fanciful and dreamy words used but for the writing that directly got connected to the other person. Nowadays when we see people interacting through internet ,through mails ,sms,there is no difference in a mail sent as a personal message or an official note or notice besides its format and few usage of words! The same set of words when handwritten create definitely different and  a touching effect!

In the progress of technology ,we have lost the touch of that connection and perception!

For a change try writing a note to someone you love,you care about or just few thoughts of yours  with  a pen /pencil  with your natural handwriting,it would definitely speak more!


When the weather seems harsh and the conditions deteriorating,visibility diminishes and the sight weakens,

it is good to stop for a while ,rest and pause before resuming the journey!

Life has  different seasons just as various colors of the rainbow,where each one symbolizes different wavelength and character,so does Life which has tides as crests and falls,only to recede back within the sea again.

The waves from the sea flow in a motion uniform and beautiful to touch the shore ,not to stay there or enhance the beauty of the sands,but to return back with the same beauty as soul which amalgamates in the universe when the life is over.

Like every aspect of nature,life blossoms and then withers at the end.

We need to value every second of this precious existence , living fully every breath of life.

For time wasted in grief,lamentation,jealousy and repentance shall never come back.

The beauty of Life  is to be endured and not  analyzed or calculated!