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THE PHONE NEVER RANG


Originally posted on random rants ruminations ramblings:
The day you grazed your knee at school. Your nurse told me. You never called. The day you missed the bus on your way home. Your teacher told me. You never called. The first night you went away on scout camp alone. You said you would. You never called. The day you stood first in school. Your friends… Continue reading THE PHONE NEVER RANG

Short and Sweet Advice for Writers – Embrace Your Dark Side


Originally posted on Live to Write – Write to Live:
I once wrote a post called Get Mad: Marketing from Your Dark Side. I’ve mentioned it before briefly in the context of Terry Pratchett’s passing, but I’d like to come back to it again because I recently read two blog posts that touched on how artists use their personal fears, conflicts, and even tragedies to infuse… Continue reading Short and Sweet Advice for Writers – Embrace Your Dark Side

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Are you the Target or the Arrow?


Originally posted on An Upturned Soul:
“To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target” ― Ashleigh Brilliant . Random things have a way of connecting, creating a pattern, a bit like random stars get clustered into constellations. I’ve often marveled at the designs attributed to constellations, wondered why whoever connected those sparkly dots not only connected them… Continue reading Are you the Target or the Arrow?

The Internetisation of the Tourism Industry in India


Originally posted on India Destinations:
There was a time when I used to hear people say that it will take ages for the internet to penetrate Indian market. This is because at that point in time, most Indians preferred to buy products and services in a very conventional way. I believe many of them still follow the same buying pattern. While I do make online… Continue reading The Internetisation of the Tourism Industry in India

Quick Reading: Add blank space after 4 digits and limit para to 4 lines


Originally posted on Your Well Wisher Program:
Thanks indeed to Aamir Khan – Movie maker for Taare Zameen Par For Text Version Quick Reading: Add blank space after 4 digits and limit para to 4 lines Movie ‘Taare Zameen Par’: An eight year old boy thought to be foolish and stupid by teachers and parents too. A New Teacher in School finds real problem was… Continue reading Quick Reading: Add blank space after 4 digits and limit para to 4 lines

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This isn’t the end, my beautiful friend


Originally posted on verseherder:
You don’t need a storm shelter, only a warm towel to dry your hair with. I know that you aren’t sure why you feel depressed. You try and hide it because you can’t find its source. You fear judgment from others. The ones you know and those you cherish. They won’t understand what you are going through because you don’t either. So you avoid thinking about… Continue reading This isn’t the end, my beautiful friend

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“Pretty Pimpin'” by Kurt Vile


Once again Shannon has sent me a song by Matador Records…. Here is what she has to say about the song. Kurt Vile has a new track out, and it’s a little repetitive, but really catchy and kind of sad. Then again, I admittedly have a soft spot for Kurt. Also, this song songs a lot better with good headphones, fwiw. Happy Friday! Today's song pick is @therealkurtvile's stellar … Continue reading “Pretty Pimpin’” by Kurt Vile

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Dudhsagared Part -2


Dudhsagared – Part 2           It was 4.30 PM when we finally finished our photo-shoot and had enjoyed looking at the majestic waterfalls, experiencing the atmosphere to the fullest. We remembered that the return train arrives at Dudhsagar exactly at 5:15 PM. Without wasting much time, we started walking towards the station. It took us about 20 minutes to reach the station and to … Continue reading Dudhsagared Part -2

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What’s True & What’s Untrue?


At this wee hours… I want to share a few things. The Struggle between the truth and the false In life very often, we are caught amidst a strong vortex of “What’s true and what’s not”. Its this dilemma which causes great things unfold infront of us. The constant lies that we keep telling ourselves…. like the ones we say to ourselves whenever we see … Continue reading What’s True & What’s Untrue?

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Summer Loving Playlist


Following songs were sent by beautiful curators of “A Song A Day”. “Spirit Voices” by Paul Simon Paul Adler, Emo Rock Curator “I absolutely love everything about this song, from the bass line in the verses, to the rich, verdant imagery Simon conveys through his lyricism, to, well, pretty much everything about the bridge” “Air Balloon” By Lilly Allen Janet Choi, Indie Pop Curator “A … Continue reading Summer Loving Playlist

Teacher’ Pet ? Is that you?


Since my childhood days, one thing which constantly used to haunt me till my teens were few kids being constantly labelled as “apple of eye” by teachers. I being a teacher’s daughter, ideally should not be feeling jealous of such kids but the inner underdog sleeping inside my head, just refuses to keep calm. One of the many problems that the non-favorites of teachers suffer … Continue reading Teacher’ Pet ? Is that you?

Kick IT….


“When life throws lemons, make lemonade out of it” Better said than done. It is easy to pat someone’s shoulder and say “Hey bud… its gonna be alright …. Life’s like that”. Its terrible when you put yourself in their shoes and experience what they are actually undergoing through. When things go wrong all you get to hear is dozens of laws and quotes and … Continue reading Kick IT….

Daily prompt: Nobody’s style but mine


Originally posted on helen meikle's scribblefest:
Yesterday, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were taken from Kerobokan gaol in Bali and escorted under (unnecessarily heavy) armed guard to the island of Nusakambangan where they will be executed. So now they sit. And wait. Chan and Sukumaran (then 21 and 23) were part of the Bali Nine, nine young Australian drug mules, caught in 2005, charged… Continue reading Daily prompt: Nobody’s style but mine

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Infinity Dreams Award


I am totally speechless after reading Chirus blog today. This boy Chiru always comes up with some beautiful posts in his blog. My first encounter with this blogger was when I came across his article called Institutionalized. It was indeed a very beautiful blog which captured my attention for around 2 hours. Today I opened my blog to post some blog for Thursday and lo…. I get … Continue reading Infinity Dreams Award

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Few more books for this year


I was going through archives of newsletters by Robin Sharma and found few books recommended by him as useful. Hector and The Search for Happiness by François Lelord Maximize Your Potential by Dr. Joseph Murphy Die Empty by Todd Henry Relentless by Tim Grover The Entrepreneur’s Solution by Mel Abraham Chasing Daylight by Eugene O’Kelly Please let me know if anyone of you have read … Continue reading Few more books for this year

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Are you that B.I.T.C.H???


My friend Hamsa recently wrote a very beautiful article called as “Women- Being Powerful“ on the book “A thousand splendid suns” by Khaled Hosseini. Towards the end of the blog, she posted few questions which really stirred out the hidden “bitch” inside me. Well before answering all those questions, let me first answer what does the word bitch mean to me. If you ask any layman the meaning of … Continue reading Are you that B.I.T.C.H???

The wrath caused by human mind


The human Mind is supposed to be one of the most beautiful creations of God. It has the power to transform things around it. The Mind makes the impossible the possible. And yes what happens to the Mind when it happens to start some wild alchemy in itself. It gives birth to the invisible cloak of “Suspicions Perceptions Vice Avarice and Extreme destruction” We all … Continue reading The wrath caused by human mind

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The top 20 books “to-read” in 2015


Countdown. Everybody loves (or at least loves to hate) a list. This is especially true around the end of the year, when our inclination to rank things and to build coherent narratives out of the chaos of loosely-related events goes into overdrive. For this week’s challenge, I invite you to breathe new life into the established genre of the end-of-year countdown list. Sure, you’re welcome to … Continue reading The top 20 books “to-read” in 2015

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L’esprit de l’escalier (staircase wit)


What if you had the power to rewrite history? You do. I would undo some of the relationships I made in my life. Even though they taught me numerous lessons in life, for which I always have to be grateful to them. Still, I would go back to the history and undo the moment when I let them be my closest acquaintances. There are times when … Continue reading L’esprit de l’escalier (staircase wit)

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A tiny drop in a vast ocean


Ice, Water, Steam. For this week’s writing challenge, take on the theme of H2O. What does it mean to be the same thing, in different forms? Last weekend I was almost done with loads and loads of Dark literature. My mind was turning into a lab where an alchemy of emotions were being mixed one into another. For a quick respite from those thousands of … Continue reading A tiny drop in a vast ocean

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Analysis of Consequences


Cause, Meet Effect. You can singlehandedly create a causal relation between two things that are currently unconnected — a word and an emotion, a song and an extreme weather event, wearing a certain color and winning the lottery. What cause would you link to what effect, and why? One of the most common problems, that I usually face is in handling my own anger. I … Continue reading Analysis of Consequences

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100 Books and 200 Blog Entries !!!????


In Due Time. What’s your next, most pressing deadline? Are you excited, stressed, or ambivalent about it? What’s the first thing you’d like to do once you’re done with it? The most pressing deadline for 2015 would be  Writing 200 new Blog Posts. Reading 100 New books. Pushing myself every time I lag behind my schedule. Yes, of course I am excited and the first … Continue reading 100 Books and 200 Blog Entries !!!????

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Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail!!!


Tell us about the object of your dejection — something you made, a masterpiece unfinished, or some sort of project that failed to meet your expectations. What did you learn from the experience? How would you do things differently next time? They say “Failing to plan is planning to fail” The reason why I remembered about this quote was today’s daily prompt. I had a … Continue reading Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail!!!