Ms. Rachana Mohanan takes home the first prize for her soul touching write-up and simple photograph complimenting – ‘The Bindi’.
Rachana, WOW!! Your write-up touched the right cord and gave goosebumps to many of us. And the way you have adorned the humble yet regal bindi – we simply knew this was the winning story we’ve been looking for!
You win the gorgeous ‘King and Queen-tray’ – Priced at Rs. 980/- + discounts on any Arcsun Art product of your choice until 31st May. (Pls see our website for details).
Here’s your winning story:
68 years and celebrating life on her own terms and conditions is my mother Mrs Kamla Bisht.
A quintessential mom at heart, yet for me, she stands apart from all her contemporaries. Ever since I can recollect, I have always seen my mother sans any make except for her favourite trademark Shilpa bindi.
As I grew up, I tried cajoling her into donning a new avatar which entailed a bit of compact and an occasional light lipstick. My mother always replied that she was not comfortable in any of those. The bindi was her only and constant companion.
In 1995, I lost my father due to cancer. My mother, broken as she was, embraced all the new challenges, worked very hard and ensured a loving and secure future for my sister and me.
After his death, no matter what anyone had to say the “Bindi” stayed. For us, the bindi on her forehead was a symbol of hope, a small dot which spoke volumes about my mom’s decision to make her own rules and to stand up to challenges in life with courage. But, most of all it portrayed her eternal love for my father since it was he who loved her most in a “Bindi”.
The lady you captured our hearts, Rachana, you win the highly coveted ‘King and Queen-tray’ and a BIG thank you for participating in our contest. We’ll eagerly look forward to receiving your picture posing with your prize!!
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