A Visit To “World For All”

There is nothing as intriguing as looking into the eyes of a dog. Today after ages it felt like I was at home…. The smell of kennel, the howling of dogs and those shiny bright eyes full of hope and energy …. all thanks to “World For All”.

World For All Animal Care & Adoptions is an NGO which helps adopt Indian stray dogs. WFA is based out of Mumbai. This time they partnered with TikTok and launched a campaign called #PetBFF.

Me being Creator Manager for the Pet Animals vertical from TikTok, I had the golden chance to interact with the staff of WFA and learn more about various kinds of dogs who have found shelter at WFA.

There are dogs which have been abandoned by their owners and there are dogs which have been subjected to animal cruelty. It was quite heartbreaking to hear stories of each dog landed up in WFA.

Today’s event was all about breaking stereotypes of buying only dogs of certain breed. The event was more about creating awareness about adoption of Indies. Being a mother of 3 dogs I myself know how hard it is to raise Indies in a society full of labs, golden retrievers and GSD’s. There are lots of prejudice that people carry when it comes to Indian Paraiah breeds. It was very nice to have Disha Patani, leading Bollywood Actress coming to the NGO and sharing her thoughts about adoption and animal cruelty.

It was fun to interact with top animal creators of TikTok along with other famous creators of TikTok like Shivani Kapila, Awez Darbar, Naghma, Paras Tomar, Faby, Deepak Chaudhary etc.

For people based out of Mumbai, this is one of the go-to places if you are a hardcore dog lover. You can volunteer in the daily activities of the NGO and also spend some quality time with the dogs over there. The place is situated near the vicinity of Kamal Arohi Studio, which is another plus point if you want to have a walk near the lush greenery amidst the hustle and bustle of Bombay.


Epic Battle Between Quality Vs Quantity

Complaining is easy. Executing is hard.

Gary Vaynerchuck

I wish I had started blogging long time back….

I wish I had started taking this course long time back….

I wish I had taken my career seriously….

How often do you come across such people who always dwell in the “I Wish” world??

If you are one amongst them, then this blog post is for you.

Dear friend,

It doesn’t matter where you stand right now or how much money you are making today… All it matters is how much hustle are you going to bring in to change your life. 90% of them right now only exist in the “I Wish” world. Nobody is ready to get their hands dirty and do the thing.

One of my friends always had issues with my writing. He had a notion that he is a person who gives huge amount of fucks to write that perfect blog rather than me… who blurts out things in a random way.

Today, its been 3 years of his crib… and i can see his dusted blog still standing there all alone as a testimonial for his quality. And me progressing few hundred posts and pedalling my way upto my goal [The goal of writing as much as I can, because I genuinely love to write]

Moral of the story is very simple. If you give too many fucks about quality, you will end up nowhere. Stop being a perfectionist and start putting out content on whichever platform your audience is. Do not get too uncomfortable with the fact that your work does not have the quality that you think it should have. In this big world, where 90% people are too busy clicking selfies, making TikTok videos and uploading tons of content…. you have to remember nobody gives a shit.

People only notice whether you are making some noise or not. As long as you are making it…. be rest assured that quality also falls in place. You will eventually reach the quality with regular hardwork and consistency. Until then, allow yourself to make as many mistakes as possible and start writing.

Do not let your fear for perfection, paralyse you from putting out content on the net.

Happy writing!

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From Prompts To Actual Writing – My Evolution

how to start writing

It’s been quite a few months I started writing again…

Thanks to my co-workers who reminded me that I have a blog here at wordpress.com.

As I was talking to my colleagues about my blogging journey, I remembered my evolution as a random 1-2 post blogger to writing several hundred posts over the years.

How does it all begin… someone asked me…

The answer is simple… I started blogging just for the heck of it using word prompts given by the WordPress community. Slowly I picked up prompts given by dedicated prompt accounts from Twitter. Over a period of 1.5 years, after writing more than 200 posts I slowly gathered the confidence to write on any topic I longed for.

Nothing happens overnight. I still forget my flow, I commit grammatical mistakes and I sometimes don’t end a blog post the way it should end… But… who cares?

As long as you are writing something…. and you are happy from your heart…nothing should stop you from writing.

One tip for bloggers who want to start writing this year:

Start a blog – Pick a topic – Shut up and just write. [Trust me you will go blank, you will be scared but the journey is worth it.]

Happy Weekend You All!!

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Packing of my CT100 – Part 4

By 3PM, we already understood that our fate is going to be in this Yelahanka Railway Station for an eternity. Till 4PM, the policeman kept telling us that no need of wrapping the vehicle, but the agent was telling us that it’s a risky affair to transport without any wrapping. The agent who agreed to wrap the bike said it will be Rs.700 for each vehicle. We three, with our puppy faces started bargaining and finally, my friend played the victim card.

He said, “Boss, look at the bike and arrive at a decent price… We do not even have money to go back to Bannerghatta… Please adjust…..” The way he said made that agent feel pity for both of us and then he generously agreed for Rs.400

We paid our dues and then walked back to the platform. And then started discussing whether 400 rupees was even worth it or not. Right from draining the fuel, to pushing it till the platform it was all our effort. All that the agent did was to put two cardboards on my bike and then use some plastic gunny bags to wrap it all over.

(Remember that CT100 is an economy bike… Even if you think there is no fuel left in the bike, you will still be surprised to find fuel in the tank. In my case, we got around 2L of petrol from the tank).

By the time it was 5:45PM we had lost our patience. We kept on stalking the supervisor chamber every ten minutes. We were literally the most hated personalities of the day for the enquiry office personnel. At 7PM, the supervisor arrives and says throw away the old paperwork and write a new challan. We wrote our details in it and put the value of the vehicle as described by him. (Poor RE Rider had to re-brand his bike from RE to Bajaj Pulsar to avoid extra money for shipping). I asked for places where the bikes will be delivered from that particular cargo…to which he responded that it stops only at four places i.e. Mumbai CST, Kalyan Jn, Pune, and Lonavla. I did not have a clue on other places and just wrote CSMT. (Short form for Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus – UNESCO Heritage Site with daily over lakhs of footfall every day)

In ten minutes he finished off all the work and asked us to leave. Before leaving he told us “We are pushing your vehicle today and it will reach CST the next day. First 6 hours it will be kept for free, post which you have to pay a fine of Rs.10 per hour. And please write your phone number on top of the gunny bag so that the railway personnel can call you (TBH Nobody called me when my bike was dropped at CST. I had to pay a fine of Rs.380 to get my bike back)

With my two-wheeler safely packed to board inside the cargo, I breathed my first sigh of relief. I knew something big awaits me in Mumbai (in terms of dealing with Indian Railways) but I was mentally prepared for everything.

To be contd...

JLT – Just Like That

I won’t be continuing the Part 4 of my Mumbai series, partly because today was one hell of an adventurous day. Traveling the GULLY BOY featured Lower Parel flyover and attending the Grazia event at Phoenix City Mall…. it was all life in fast forward.

Every day is an opportunity to learn something new. We learn new things only to apply it tomorrow for a better future. Today was no exception. One of the biggest lessons that I learned today was about the importance of being authentic in the job that you are doing.

A series of events today taught me that, if you are not truly passionate about the work that you are doing, you will definitely not enjoy doing that work. It’s very important to love what you are doing. Otherwise, you will end up being an imposter amongst a crowd of spectators.

PASSION is something which cannot be copied.

LOYALTY is something which cannot be bought.

BEAUTY is something which cannot be judged superficially.

TRUST is something which you can never break.

SMILE is truly the most inexpensive gift of human life. But unfortunately, the wave of social media has truly changed the meaning of a smile. Almost everyone whom I met today was sad…. for one thing, or other. But everyone had mastered the art of hiding it and faking as if they are leading a 100% perfect life.

While I am nobody to judge them. I mean… who am I to ask them to not hide their real feelings. Everyone needs a mask. Some need it to hide their pain, and some need it to hide their demons. Reasons could be many, but the overall objective is to hide your real self from others. Social media today has made it really difficult to stay authentic. Everyone wants to be seen, and everyone wants to be accepted just like others.

What everyone has forgotten is that “You are unique and You are beautiful…. just the way you are…..”.

That’s it for today’s JLT post.

Thanks for giving it a read!