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Love that knows no boundaries


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Love is felt, expressed and talked about all year around but it is in February that it hangs heavy in the air and makes its presence felt more than ever. Couples use it as just another excuse to celebrate their love for each other while single hopefuls are all set to woo their objects of desire armed with gifts, flowers, poetry and the like. Not just them, families and friends also enjoy this day by planning fun outings and get-togethers. Everyone has a reason to rejoice!

This year a group of 20 versatile bloggers have come together to talk about love and everything that goes with it. Whether it is suggesting trendy gifting ideas or loving yourself or your family and friends, we have something to add to the concept of love with #ShareUrLove. Iโ€™m happy to be a part of this blogtrain conceptualised by Dipika and Minakshi and thank Amrit for introducing me on her blog.

Typically love is about feelings for and bonding between people but is it limited to them or their reciprocation? Expressions can be in varied forms and degrees but can one demonstrate love for an inanimate object or concept? Love finds its way through the tiniest cracks and knows no borders. This bonding is far beyond any person or religion. It is pure innocent love, for a common purpose. I’m trying to explore this boundless love today.

Love for Music and Dance

With internet, social media and umpteen apps classical and modern music from across the world is literally at our fingertips. While Indian classical dances like Kathak, Bharatnatyam etc and music have taken over the west, their dance forms like Zumba, Hip-hop etc have been popularised in our culture. Love and understanding for music has made this seamless transition and acceptance possible. If the notes soothe us it doesn’t matter if they come out of a guitar or sitar, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

Love for Sports

Countries vie for that enviable top spot in the Olympics and groom their sportsmen for various trophies that happen round the year. In our country we regularly get to witness the religion that cricket has become. While two people or teams play a match, it is the love and support of their countrymen on either side that motivates them to give their best. Win or lose, this bonding over games is what sportsmanship is about!

Love for Movies

We welcoming British Katrina Kaif in Hindi films with open arms and our desi girl Priyanka Chopra being raved about for her bold and beautiful run in Quantico and Baywatch prove that stories and characters matter more than complexion or diction. Hollywood promotes and releases its movies in India with as much fanfare as in the west while our stars mesmerise audiences with their electrifying performances in foreign tours. There is a familiarity and comfort that isn’t limited to any language.

Love for Travel

People have been travelling from one country to another for ages. However, with exchange students being on the rise, easy availability of information and road trips and travel becoming popular and more fashionable than ever, the world has truly come closer. Travel blogging, website reviews, etc have made this a good career opportunity too. Not to forget the various cultures and cuisines one gets to see and taste. Love for travelling has become rewarding, across the world!

Love for Food

Oh, where do I begin? Italian pizzas in USA, Indian dosas in Dubai or numerous Mc.Donalds outlets in India are no longer surprising and part of our eat-out culture. Food has always crossed boundaries and stayed long after its messengers were gone. Food is the one thing that can make rank strangers become friends within minutes, it can melt hearts and create bonds; it can make you feel at home in a foreign land and it can incorporate itself in our hearts, minds and plates easily.

Love is inclusive and only grows when shared. I know this line is clichรฉd, but itโ€™s true. If humanity is alive it is because of our love for things that are far more important than the hatred that keeps us apart. It is in imbibing the good from others and giving them our best in return, isnโ€™t it? This Valentineโ€™s Day, let us all accept and celebrate the diversity that separates us and gives us our individuality!

Taking this blog train ahead from here is Ruchie Verma. She started her blog as passion and with simple motive โ€œsharing knowledge is gaining knowledgeโ€ and is still learning a lot everyday and wiggling her thoughts behind her blog wigglingpen.com

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52 Comments

  1. Love is in diversity, I’m food, in travel and in all the small happenings in life. Very well engaged.

    1. Diversity is a good thing since it helps us look beyond familiar territory. Thanks, Jhilmil.

  2. Anagha Yatin says:

    Love has no boundaries and can transcend that is materialistic or non materialistic.
    Watching an expert perform on stage can also make us fall in love with the art form!
    Good read of the day for me Varsh! Thanks for that.

    1. Indeed, Anagha. That’s a good way of putting it. Love is all encompassing and needn’t be limited to anything at all. Glad you liked it, dear. Thank you so much!

  3. Love for foood is yummyliscious.. here the street i live on runs parallel to a high street and i must tell you that there is no need for me to go abroad as we have italian.. turkish..czech. indian. English. Moroccon ..african.. etc etc every kind of food shop.. i bet if i want i can have a different meal eaxh day for at least a fortnight

    And yes love is beautiful….

    All the best with the blogtrain

    1. I feel so jealous of you, Bikram! ๐Ÿ˜› You’re practically getting the entire world cuisine just across the street. Wow! That must be a great experience and completely spoilt for choice.
      Thanks a lot, Bikram. We must have a foodie outing sometime. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. You put it across so beautifully, Varsh..I was mesmerised by every word I read, and nodded in agreement for every thought expressed here. Love knows no boundaries, isn’t it?
    Best post of the day!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Shilpa. Boundaries exist only where lines are drawn, isn’t it? Love and feelings don’t heed any such thing. So glad you liked the post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. How very well written Varsha, Love knows no boundaries.
    Love can happen even with a cute plump caterpillar happily munching on your kitchen plant leaves. And the more love you have in heart, the better human being you are. Less angery and more relaxed.

    1. I just imagined how a cute plump caterpillar munching on my kitchen plant leaves would look. ๐Ÿ˜› I would love it too. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Yes, love makes people value emotions and people and can make them less angry and less stressed. Thanks for this blogtrain, dear. Loved writing for it.

  6. Love truly knows no boundaries!
    I love the examples you’ve given here.
    I would add Love for Reading to my list:)

    1. Oh yes, books and reading! Thanks for adding it to my list, M. Guess I’ll write a different post for that love, again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I loved your perspective buddy. A valentine month or week and day sure is also about acceptance of our tangible and intangible loves.

    1. Thank you so much, Roma. Love is one thing that can never be bracketed, quantified or expressed enough. It is in accepting and celebrating.

  8. Love has so many perspectives. Nice to read your views… ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot, Maniparna! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. It is February and love is in the air. But February or not, love erases all boundaries and fills one with an inexplicable feel of warmth and contentment. Great expressions, V!

    1. Perfyyy! I missed you, my dear. How are you?
      Thank you so much! The warmth and contentment is what keeps life going despite all the ups and downs we face.

      1. Awww, i missed you too. But I catch you on Insta once in a way and get off the virtual world hungry after the visual treat you offer us. Not much into Insta so my apologies for not following you regularly.
        I am super, V. How are you. Congratulations once again, I see you are an AUTHOR. Please tell me about it. I am so excited for you.

  10. I love your post. Everyone love or another thing in life livl for food ,travel,craft . Month of love is not only dedicated to loved ones but also our preferences

    1. Yes, you’re right. Our preferences matter too. Our love for them is no less than for anyone else.
      Thanks for stopping by. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. You had me at ‘Italian pizzas in USA, Indian dosas in Dubai…’ It’s so true that music, movies, food and many such things have found love across various borders… Great write-up ๐Ÿค—

    1. Thanks a lot! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Borders can never restrict people from loving and sharing.

  12. When you said humanity is alive because we love things more than we hate things, i couldn’t agree more! i absolutely agree to this! ๐Ÿ’• Lovely write-up

    1. Thank you, Mrinal. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I love traveling! I keep thinking of my next travel destination and itโ€™s execution. Thatโ€™s a new meaning to love that you have expressed on the coming Valentines day

    1. I know what you mean. I love reading and many people don’t get this ‘love’ of mine. It is a special feeling, isn’t it?

  14. Exactly very well said ..love have no boundaries…I loved eeareadthis

    1. Thank you.

  15. Love is everything in life it has no boundaries really

    1. True. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. jhilmildsaha says:

    Very beautifully written post. My love is makeup and good food

    1. Yay for the food love we share. I’m learning new things from your makeup tips. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. A lovely idea for a post and a delightful round up things that matter. Every relationship is like that, isn’t it? We grow together, with our love for another person, thing or concept. Love does make the world go round. Even among bloggers, as long as it’s genuine and heartfelt, blog love is a beautiful thing.

    1. Oh yes, Shailaja! Blog love is one thing that didn’t occur to me. Ironic, since I’m blogging about it. Thanks for reminding me.
      I tried to explore love in a different way with this post. The love that we all feel but don’t realise or talk about its depth and meaning in our lives. Glad you liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Love is indeed inclusive and no its not cliched at all! Loved your post a lot Varsha for all the things you have included here which are truly global and have opened boundaries and hearts across the globe.
    A note for the blog – its very neat, stylish and a very happy place to be in! Loving the theme you have chosen here!

    1. In today’s times when violence and hatred is pulling us all apart I feel it is important for us to hold on to things that can bring and keep us closer. Art, food and travel have crossed boundaries since ages and so has our love for them.
      Thanks a lot, Shalz. Coming from someone who has a great taste your feedback means a lot to me. I chose this theme at the first glance for its neatness and simplicity.

  19. Lipika says:

    Love for travel is my biggest love …simply loved your blog. Beautiful written

    1. Thanks a lot, Lipika. Enjoy your love as much as you can. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Truely, Love has no boundary and there shouldn’t be any boundary at all… Lovely write up.

  21. What a beautiful tribute to love this is. Very well articulated, Varsha.

  22. Papri Ganguly says:

    For me, it is endless love for makeup and self love. You have written this post so beautifully

  23. Amazing read. .so much love ..I am all for love for food.

  24. True ! Love has no boundaries. Loved reading your thoughts.

  25. Truly, love knows no boundaries. Beautifully written article. Liked reading it. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. This is kinda best approach towards life ๐Ÿ™‚ totally agree to love knows no boundaries. I am a foodie too. Lovely article and thoughts dear ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Love and positive vibes the more we share the more happiness we get and bounty increases. Loved your thoughts

  28. Love is inclusive – Simple yet powerful phrase. Loved reading your post. Love is all. All is love.

  29. Lovely post! Absolutely Love has no boundaries. I liked impact of the phrase. Great thought.

  30. Such a beautiful and boundlessness interpretation of love.. We sure need to inculcate that passion within our self

  31. A lovely interpretation of love. Love is boundless, inclusive and for everyone. You have nicely interpreted and included Love in this post, Varsha.

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    1. Love is all-encompassing and limiting it within boundaries was impossible, hence this post. Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by, Rohan.

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