Wednesday, May 23, 2012

KYRA - The Shining Diva Comes To Town!

A cute lil girl aged 6 is sitting in front of the mirror. She is trying hard to tie her soft curls into neat braids just the way her mother does it for her during the school days. After umpteen unsuccessful attempts, she finally gets it right and finishes it up by slipping a pink bow band to secure her efforts tightly. Suddenly, a hand from behind pulls it out and lo! Her curls are all over her face again! Fuming, she turns around, spots the culprit and runs behind him with a pillow!

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My reverie is broken by the noise of the landing airplane. A faint smile crosses my lips and I can’t help but wonder if she, after 15 long years, would still remember it all? As the plane comes to a halt, my eyes look out for her – ah there she is – beautiful, bubbly and vivacious! Halo, my mischievous cousin, my shining diva and partner-in-summer-vacations-crimes, how do you do?, I welcome her with a wink!

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Kyra is here on a 2 week break from her Lakme Beauty Course that she is pursuing in Greece, to have some fun with her cousins. She has bought loads of goodies along with her for all of us. Since we will be spending much of our time outdoors, she has even convinced my otherwise averse to beauty products mom to use the Lakme Sun Expert Range of Creams that she has got for her. Must be something really fabulous if my mom agreed to it, I muse in pleasant astonishment!

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Go Green

Out in the sun, our agenda is a bit unplanned! But, I know, Kyra loves it to take things on the flow. She likes it spontaneous and we hit it off on the roads. Our first stop is a nursery. The nursery is full of flowers and we buy for ourselves a small little sapling each.

Kyra is a great enthusiast of the “Go Green campaign” and wants to start her trip in India with a tree planting campaign in the neighborhood! Whats more, with summer vacations going on, she has roped in all the kids of the society too in this noble cause! Way to go, Kyra!

Kite flying

Next, we all rush off to our terrace. Kite flying was always so much fun for both of us I remember, but ... but Kyra --

Its no kite flying season now – I tease her - Have you forgotten our festivals?, I ask.

I very much remember them DS, it's you who have forgotten to live them!, she snaps back. Saying this, she snatches the thread wheel from my hands and rushes off with her kite to the terrace with all kids in tow!

The entire sky is ours to conquer, her voice echoes in the golden air, as we giggle and laugh and please our palate with the Undhiya's and Jalebi's which she has already ordered for all of us in lunch! The celebration of good old memories of Makar Sankranti soaks us all!

Get Together

As the sun starts to mellow down a bit, we rush off for our next fun activity in thew society compound! A make shift dais is set up in no time and Kyra takes center stage. It’s a kind of a reality show where  the kids get to sing, dance, draw... And the best part is that there are no judges! The aunties have come out trotting too and are busy gushing about the Lakme Sun Expert Skin Lightening and Lakme Sun Expert Fairness creams that Kyra had gifted to them earlier in the day!

Kyra says that each child is gifted and has a unique talent hidden in him/her. So, we let the kids run wild with their imaginations after a small talk to them on the stage. This is followed by a huge round of applause and the show kicks off with a round of introductions. The warm and sweet girl that she is, Kyra hits it off instantly with the kids and develops a loving bond with them. The kids indulge in a diverse range of their favorite hobbies like dancing, singing, drawing, mimicking, etc... The camaraderie is well evident and the informal atmosphere turns the entire setting into an entertaining and an enjoyable evening for all. To conclude, there are fun one minute games, winners of which are given goodies brought by Kyra. Goodies are given to the remaining kids as well and everyone is happy!

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The kids were extremely delighted and so were their mommies who rave about that evening even now, long after Kyra has returned back to Greece to complete the remaining of her studies. We miss you, Kyra!, is the only message that everyone tells me to convey to my spirited and chirpy cousin, Those times spent with you are fondly cherished by all!!!

PS: All the images are the result of my hard work!!!

PPS: This post is done for The Lakmé Diva Blogger Contest held on Indiblogger!! Check out Lakme's Facebook Page HERE.

PPPS: If you liked reading this post, please vote for it here. Thank you :)


Kinara :) said...

OH I loved the pics so much!!!!
The post is remarkable dude, as per the theme given.
The implied message is too nice.
You have put in a real heck of effort here, All the best for contest!
The last pic : an innovative work I have rarely seen..
So true, proud ! :)

C Suresh said...

Hi DS! Lovely! The opening incident was particularly cute.

Ranjith | A light hearted talk said...

Just one word to say: Great pictures that indicate the hard work you have put in for this post! :-)

N.S.Kirti said...

such a lovable post DS. was smiling as i read each line :)
and yes, great images!! :D

Vinay Leo R. said...

You've put in so much effort into this post DS.. the artworks are simple and stunning.. a perfect accompaniment to the post and I liked how you took the contest. Cheers..

Vajra said...

Picture perfect I must say in one word...Lovely post,BTW amazing pictures...Hope u r hardwork will not go into vein..Gud Luck

Jasmeet said...

Hey all grls are just lovely n so the post too :) creativity at its best :)
my best wishes ...

T F Carthick said...

Amazing one, DS. This was a sure winner in a regular contest. But I fear these folks are going to be biased.

D.Nambiar said...

Love those illustrations.

Geeta Singh said...

liked d pics , nice post ..all d best:)

Antara said...

Oh my god such a sweet, sweet post!!! I absolutely ADORED this!!!!

Panchali said...

very creative~

Rahul said...

Ohh boy!!!!!!:-) This one was adorable!!!!:-D If you were a gal,you would have totally won this contest.Promise..:-D Good jaab!!!

Neha said...

Nice read and lovely sketches :) .. good luck for the contest.

Mak said...

Very well scribbled and awesome sketches DS. Very neat. All the best.

Explorer Lens said...

ur not only a good writer but a gr88 painter ur is really awesome..all the best for the contest


Kappu said...

This is SO cool DS, loved your doodles ;)