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I Am That Woman

Posted By shwetadave09 on Travel

http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - I pen this poem as a gratitude to all women and the respective roles they play. PM Modi in this address to all women said that women with the varied responsibilities we have and the awesome managers we are, we need no empowerment and who are men to empower someone who is already empowered. So with that thought, I wish all my friends a very happy women’s day.  

I am Curvasexalicious

Posted By shwetadave09 on Travel

http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - That was exactly what plus size model Ashley Graham had to say! Imagine a sports magazine such as Sports Illustrated known for always targeting men for its cover. And the cover just shouted that Ashley Graham is beautiful. While it received a lot of positive response such as “plus is equal” but a lot of negative backlash as well. “I don’t like that we’re talking about full-figured women because it’s glamorizing them because your waist should be smaller than 35 [inches]” – Cheryl Tiegs. “No, I don’t think it’s healthy. Her face is beautiful. Beautiful. But I don’t think it’s […]

Swiss are Racist or Intolerant?

Posted By shwetadave09 on Travel

http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - Switzerland rules under direct democracy meaning,giving citizens an extraodinary amount of participation in the legislation process and granting them a maximum of political self-determination. The amount of mass migration to Western European countries is known to all. The Swiss People Party’s rolled out an initiative expel foreign criminals even over very petty crimes. The initiative will be put to vote with public and if passed it would mean up to 18,000 foreigners could be expelled from Switzerland every year for what could be just two minor offences in past ten years. A major point to note is that a quarter of the country’s […]

Guard Your heart – A Triolet poem

Posted By shwetadave09 on Travel

http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com -   Tried my hand at Triolet. A Triolet is a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines. Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, capital letters representing the repeated lines. Hope you like it

Love More, Expect Still

Posted By shwetadave09 on Travel

http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - I see relationships everywhere. Every communication has a potential to be a relationship. That’s how relationship’s start don’t they? Some more of exchange…Virtual ….Real! these days virtual more than real. When I met Laura she was uneasy, occupied and not the fun filled friend I always meet. On prodding a bit she burst like a bubble, among the many things she said some really bit me hard. I am not a person to get into personal details so I just let her speak what she felt like sharing. “Was my understanding of love wrong? Wasn’t love about trust, unwavering, unfaltering […]

Perfect V-Day Dress – My Cheat Sheet

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http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - The second in the series of my Valentine cheat sheet is FOCUS. The first was to choose a gift to flatter him If you missed the first read it here. So my advice is to Focus on yourself. The gift is awesome and the gift giver needs to be ravishing too. A five point guide to get you ravishing.. Head to the spa: if you are a mommy whose world revolves around her babies, a busy homemaker who wants the home to perfection or a workaholic woman like me who hits a bad hair day every Thursday hit the spa. […]

Adbhutam (अद्भुतं) Amazement – 5 sentence ficiton

Posted By shwetadave09 on Travel

http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - An Adbhut (Amazing) Gift Vaman Hari Rao looked in amazement at the huge chandelier that hung sparkling diamond like reflection all over the reception, the intricately designed red carpet felt soft as feature under his rough cracked feet. Amazement touched his every cell by the fresh scent of flowers, he had never seen such exotic decoration of purple orchids and white lilies.  His belief in humanity strengthened when the superstar kept his promise to this poor farmer of an all paid trip to Mumbai  in a five star resort in return of a 10 minute shot in his home at Kasara gaon. […]

Śāntam {peace} – Navras 9

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http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com -   She closed her beautiful green eyes, glimpses of her father take her to the market appeared, her mom feed her home made ice cream emerged, her teenage friends walking across the garden in Sinjar collecting flowers made her smile. Another deep breath as she pulled the trigger, peace prevailed and ended her three month ordeal. The three months of horror from her abduction by the evil heads to her being sold in the market place, the old man checking her teeth, stomach and eyes, her being snatched, shared and eaten like a piece of meat by a pack of […]

Introducing my Love

Posted By shwetadave09 on Travel

http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com - If someone were to describe my site, it would not be wrong to call me a fictional writer or poet. When I returned from the hustle-bustle of India to the silence (even the lambs would run away from) of Switzerland, I needed to talk. Back in India there wouldn’t be a moment I was alone, by myself and the cacophony grew on me like the creepers in spring (ah the thought of spring looks like a dream in winter). I introduce this section to talk, heard it right to talk of my observations, happenings in my grand life and be […]

Now That is Funny (Nonfiction)

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http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com -   A week after I was here and kind of settled to the temperature dip of 33 degrees from Mumbai to Basel, I decided to get a nice change of hairstyle to pep me up, what I call as being “Chamko”. After a super session and a happy me stepped out more confident and good looking than before, I hopped in the tram. Just a few stops later is the Novartis HQ. A group of 4 men and a woman, an American, let us call him John Doe, an American Desi {that’s what I call people of our origin who […]