May 2016

Mother’s Day Special-From Pupae To Butterfly


mother-and-son-1310307Thousands of infinite and indescribable emotions that go from wishing for Mother’s Day to celebrating Mother’s Day.When I was a child, Mother’s Day preparations varied from doing a couple of things like doting my mother, following her wherever she went like the hutch dog. A bouquet made of wild flowers and grass.Making breakfast for Mom. Or it was writing a poem for her.”Mother who taught these infant lips to pray. One who cuddled and cradled me when I was young”.And now at this very juncture where I have become a mother my love and respect for her increased multi fold because of the pains and sacrifice’s taken to enter the very phase of motherhood.My heart goes out at the simplest act of my daughter.Before any teenie weenie discomfort befalls her, it’s me who tosses and turns. I remember the way I cried when she had her first dose of vaccination. I clench my heart tight when she takes those wobbly steps or when she falls back. I simply adore the way she smiles when she’s up to something and the way she hugs and kisses me. There are a thousand things that I love of her. For instance, the way she picks the tiniest morsel of food from her mouth and puts into mine. Be it when she clings me when she is having bath. Or where she brings her sipper for me to quench her thirst. They maybe the most random simple acts but at any given point and time she ranges from being cute, cuddly, beautiful, brattish and can melt even the devil’s heart with her impish little grin. This Mother’s Day I pray for every women on this planet who wants to become a mother to be blessed with a child. Ameen!


Enrique Iglesias: The King Of Latin Pop



Enrique Iglesias was born in Madrid, Spain, and is the third and youngest child of the internationally famous Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and Filipina socialite and magazine journalist Isabel Preysler. He is also related to the legendary Hollywood actor Steve Mcqueen. He released his first major album in 12 July 1995, Iglesias released Enrique Iglesias, a collection of light rock ballads. The records sold half a million copies in its first week, a rare accomplishment then for an album recorded in a language other than English. He won the coveted Grammy award in 1997. To date Enrique Iglesias has sold over 140 million records worldwide (60 million albums and 80 million singles), making him one of the best selling Latin recording artists of all time. Iglesias has received 213 awards from 501 nominations.  He toured India in Oct 2012 . His concerts were held in Delhi, Pune and Bangalore. His songs best songs include “ I’m Loving you”, “Bailamos”, “Rythym Divine”, “Dirty Dancing”, “Just Wanna Be With You”, “Baby I Like It”, “Hero” among others. He has always been in the forefront in supporting humanitarian causes.  In 2010, Iglesias was included in the project Download to Donate started by an organization Music for Relief started by American rock band Linkin Park. He was co-producer of the album Download to Donate for Haiti, a charity album for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, with the co-vocalist of the band Mike Shinoda. He  was born on 8th May 1975. Citrus Ventures wishes him a very happy birthday.

The Pen is mighter than the Sword


In 1993, the UN General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day. It’s a day that celebrates the principles of press freedom and a day when press freedom is evaluated in countries all over the world. The media is particularly susceptible to censorship and brutal attacks and this reflects the lack of regulations and zero political will in many countries in the world to protect the fourth estate. On this day journalists who laid down their lives in the name of truth are remembered.

World Press Freedom Day  coincides with the 250th anniversary of the world’s first freedom of information law and the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration of press freedom principles in Africa.

Every year, World Press Freedom Day highlights a theme. The theme in 2016 is the link between Freedom of Speech and Sustainable Development. More details outlined here.


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