Bonjour! Sat Sri akal! and Hello to all of you!
I welcome you all to this very special second episode of my guest blogging series- IT’S OVER AT HARGUN’S!
A monthly feature, it was born out of an idea I got one fine day. It was always my secret wish(not a secret anymore :P) to have a bloggers meet over here in India,so that I could meet all the talented personalities I met over here. But that was more of just a wish, nowhere near reality. So I thought, why not call then over at my corner of blogosphere, have a virtual chit chat and get to know them more. The bonus: A blog post by them 🙂
Now,If you noticed, this screening makes it twice a month this time .The reason for this?
Well, it’s my birthday week and this a part of the celebrations 😀
So people hold on your thoughts focus on the screen and welcome this week’s guest blogger at living the dream – Mr Upender Reddy
Upen is a wonderful rhymer who creates really great short poems in a jiffy.
Moreover this is one person who has made me Google his comments ! 😛 Apparently, he loves replying in French. Lol
So Merci Mon Ami Upen, I know the basics too now 😀
Any you my readers, come on let’s kick-start the event and get to know him more!
Hello Upen,thanks for accepting the invitation. I’m glad you are really excited and happy to be a part of the event. So whats the feeling when you are actually over at hargun’s? I’m expecting a reply in your spontaneous rhyming style!
The moment I came across your first episode I thought when will I be a part of your event and to my surprise a mail from your side made me go Crazy 😀
So here you go:
WordPress as a platform
Hargun as host
Upen as guest
It’s gonna be a rhyming fest
Hargun has a gun
To answer her questions will be fun
I’m glad for being the one
To be here on
“ITS OVER AT HARGUN’S!’
Wow! that was great and I guess I should warn you about this at the outset itself…um Upen…
I am actually going to fire a plethora of questions and tasks at you with my creative gun, so you better Nail it boy! 😛 Haha..
And dear, as far as my name goes the ‘gun’ in it means qualities in Hindi/Punjabi.
It’s pronounced with /U/ sound as in ‘put’ than an /A/ sound.
Now MR Rhymer, you are all set. 😛
Here I shoot !
How did you start your creative writing journey?
During my graduation we a group of five friends used to participate in ad-making and marketing competitions held @ various institutes and won most of them. I learnt that being creative and different is the key to success. The next big thing was doing my
internship at Ogilvy & Mather ad-agency. That’s how it all started.
That’s interesting! Talk about unexpected. So what are you doing professionally?
I’ve done my MBA Marketing/HR and I am currently working in a Public sector unit as an Junior Management Scale 1 officer -Marketing.
That’s great. Nice to know that.
So how did blogging come up into the scene?
I used to read few blogs and always thought I should start a blog of mine. But I didn’t know what to write. Finally one day I just created my blog and posted my first post called “Air oh air” on Dec 26th 2013.
Well, see how great it has come up now! Its always better to simply do it than never 🙂
OK,now its time for some creative fun. I have a prompt for you. Here it goes-
when you see something you have seen a million times, just ignore the name on label and try to explore it as if seeing it for the first time. use all of your senses. What does it look like; what does it sound like; what does it taste like? Capture the experience perhaps in a sketch poem or story.
I hope you’ll do it 🙂
Ah! The prompt is quite a different one altogether. To see it,imagine,feel and using all the senses made me write this poem with a set of metaphors
Title : Do you feel the same?
You shine like a star
So near yet so far
You smell like a flower
Making my senses ajar
Your words like a trumpet
Never make me upset
Noon to moon
Time flies soon
Wish you come soon
Like Rehman’s Lovely tune.
Terrific! When I gave you that prompt, I thought you’d do it with a material thing. But look, you beautifully personified a living being ! You are did an impressive job.
So what are you working on these days? Share something with us.My folks are waiting to read your great work!
I am working on a song currently would you like to hear it ?
Of course! Shoot!!
Here it goes:
The day you
Step into my heart
Will be the
Best moment of my life
Curve on my face
Baby I gaze…
Will erase a bug
In my mind
Yo! Yo! Yo!
Lemme reach you
On my toes
Here we go
Here we go
All I need is a hug
You are my love beam
Together we team
let our life be
As smooth as a cream.
Here we go
Here we go
All I need is hug.
That is some fantastic effort . Now just go, compose a nice tune for it 😉
Get ready for my final shot- What would you like to advise our upcoming bloggers?
Blog is an entity
Come up with creativity
That’s how you get identity
I wanna to share two quotes that really changes your thinking
He/she who hesitates is lost- Dale Carneige
The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.
While we crack jokes we inject a lot of creativity into it but we never really think about it and we rule out those ideas just like that. So, please don’t neglect those little ideas:)
Loved the advice! This event too came up as a little idea on which I worked and see ! I agree that these little ideas matter a lot-especially if you have a blog to yourself. So,That was some practical and meaningful advice 🙂
I’m glad to be part of your event Hargun!! I really enjoyed answering your questions. Especially the spontaneous poems on the event and the prompt that you asked me to write on:)
I’m so glad you liked my event and wanted to be a part of it! It’s a honour.It was an awesome experience to have you here.You work lightening fast and brilliantly. Thank you for your support throughout .
SO, ITS TIME TO CALL IT A WRAP!
I hope I made you smile. Keep hooked for the next installment ..who knows,maybe its you next ?
Happy blogging! 🙂
PS: My dear readers,if you liked the prompt I gave Upen- feel free to take it but do link back to this post,so that I’m able to read your cherished work 🙂