It is strange, but Number 2 has a special meaning for me. Not simply because i was born on the second day of March, but i have had ample proof of significant things happening on dates adding up to 2, or simply 2.
It was 5 years ago on 2nd October 2006 that an event occurred that had my life spinning in mad momentum. Unbeleivably it was not only Gandhi Jayanti but Dussehra too. The former event is the Birthday of Mhatma Gandhi who gave the world the message of Non Violence whlie the Dussehra is celebrated to mark the victory of GOOD over EVIL. Two events which have such major significance for Indians.
On 2nd April, 2012 Daffodils completed TWO years of its existence.
I am three days late in writing this post as i was unwell. But now 'All is Well' :)
I have mentioned earlier that my Blogging journey happened duet to my friend and Blogger Ritu Lalit. She was my first introduction to Blogosphere. My first post was a Travelogue - an account of my first ever visit to Vaishno Devi in Katara, in J&K.
thus began the Blogging journey. during the first 18 months, it was a laid back scenario. But Blogging as a platform to raise attention in issues took a serious turn around the beginning of 2012.
Here, i must mention a fellow Blogger Seema Rao. A veteran Blogger and a brave woman, she is an inspiration w3ho blogs about w3omen's issues. For a long time, i followed her posts , not knowing that she would be the catalyst in my own fight for justice.
during the pasty few months i met several eminent women like Nilam Katara, Kiran Manral, Preeti Shenoy who gave me so much inspiration that i decided to make a most difficult decision.
I have had to face several challenges in my life, especially as i am a mother of two girls, now grown up and independent. Yet the complexity of my life was beyond just one issue
Today, there are no cob webs in my mind. Blogging has given me clarity of thought, and fellow Bloggers and good Samaritans have given me the courage to go ahead for a cause.
So I celebrate Daffodils turning 2. there were people who wanted me to stop Blogging, but in the end i won and they lost the battle.
I have actually seen in person the quote 'Pen is Mightier than the Sword'.
There are so many Bloggers whom i have met in person and enjoyed reading their posts and interacting with them. Shail Mohan, Ruchira Shukla, Tikuli, Cyber Nag, Purba Ray, Abhishek Joshi, Arvind Passey, Anshul Tiwari, Vineet Rajan, Sangeeta Khanna, Sudha Ganpati, Anuradha Shankar,. Alka Gurha, Shilpa Garg, Giribala Joshi, Arti, Saru singhal, Bikramjit Mann, Rachna Srivastava, Dhiren Shah, Suranga Date, Deepak Amembal, Kavita Saharia, Farida Rizwan, to name a few.
There are many more bloggers i have enjoyed reading, but i am mentioning those i have interacted personally with on Facebook.
I just realized that April 2 is also World Autism Day.
People in NCR are well aware of Shrimati Shyama Chona who is an eminent acadamecian, social activist and more. She also happens to be the mother of Tamana, a specially need child. Inspired by her daughter she started Tamana which is a path breaking NGO for people with special needs.
You can read more about Tamana Here
Below is a picture of Rally that was taken out on April 2.
had i not been hospitalized, i would have certainly gone for it. It would have been a meaningful day to celebrate my Blogversary.
Thank you Ritu and Seema, and many more Blogger friends for this beautiful transition.
I am here to stay :))))