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
Originally posted on random rants ruminations ramblings:
Its a well known fact that people do believe in “luck” many a times. We see lot of people working nothing, yet achieving all that they want. While on the other hand, some people spend their entire lifetime working their ass off and still not reaching upto where they wanted to reach. Why is this so? For some people, life is just like the tradition … Continue reading Tossing a coin or two
This song was sent to me by Carol. And she says One of the most funky – and least vulgar – tunes on the new Miguel album. Though entirely and completely not safe for work, I endorse the full LP, “Wildheart,” too. Except for the musicals, I didn’t like the song though….. Continue reading Waves by Miguel
Here are the songs sent to me by A Song A Day for this week. Comments in Italics are sent to me by curators. Lianne La Havas – What You Don’t Do (Tom Misch Remix) 20-years old and already a proven track of jamming records behind him. Tom Misch gives the best turn to this lovely song! Sylvan Esso – H.S.K.T I’m aspiring to be … Continue reading Songs (Aug-1st week)
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
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?
Beauty may only be skin-deep but it had better be healthy skin at that! says Mythili Rajkumar who has written the below article on how the glossy parlors fool you in the name of “Herbal” products. Walk into my parlour… | Business Line. A must read for every woman who wishes to get her face bleached while getting her hair done from the hair dresser. Continue reading The Drama Parlor
This song was sent to me by Shannon. And she says I can’t really explain it, but this song and well, almost all of his songs makes me feel like I am about to cry…and I’m not much of a cryer. I had to share the live recording because, come on, man. ❤️🎶 if you haven't listened to @juniusmeyvant you should go do that. 🎶❤️ … Continue reading “Hailside” by Júníus Meyvant
This song is best known for its camera work and beautiful musical composition. I stumbled across this song while I was surfing net the other day. I thought it would be great to share this song over my blog. Here you go Continue reading Karmin – Didn’t Know You
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
Originally posted on rarasaur:
My most quoted line was said completely off the cuff. Some other editors at Ms. magazine were throwing me an omelet party at some restaurant in the neighborhood for my 40th birthday. And a reporter said to me, kindly, “Oh, you don’t look 40.” And I said, just off the top of my head, “This is what 40 looks like —… Continue reading another omelet party
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Originally posted on A Good Blog is Hard to Find:
1. I absolutely hate when bloggers use the word “hiatus.” The first time I saw this word used so often I thought it was some remote country I hadn’t heard of. “I’ve been on a hiatus” is said so often I thought to myself “man… where the hell is this Hiatus place at? Everyone goes… Continue reading 10 Annoying as Shit Things Bloggers Do
It was 10.28 AM by the time we reached the Castle rock railway station, we hardly had time to realize things around us, we all started running towards the platform, “Run faster ladies… faster… we got to catch the train before it leaves …” I kept shouting as we all were running from the bus parking lot to board the train which was about to … Continue reading Dudhsagared Part – 1
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?
These were some of the opening lines from the Bestseller book “The Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. For those of you who have already watched the movie and have fully understood the plot, I need not introduce you to the dark twisted world of Amy. And for those, who have not yet read/watched the movie, I would say… go and grab the book/dvd … Continue reading When I think of my wife…..
It is better to be charged with cowardice and weakness than to be guilty of denial of our oath and to sin against God. It is a million times better to appear untrue before the world than to be untrue to ourselves. What a powerful and virtuous lines by Mr. M.K.Gandhi. Well, personally just like 1 in every 10 Indians, I too used to hate Gandhi for … Continue reading What I liked about Mr.MKG
“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….
Every year on January 1 You make sweet promises of keeping our relationship alive for next couple of years I believe them and trust you like a fool, when you blatantly refuse to work out to keep the relationship alive Coming home late All drunk and bruised Sweaty forehead and abusive words on the mouth is this why we agreed to stay together?? … Continue reading Resolution Provoked
At the stroke of midnight I woke up from a nightmare Only to realize I have travelled several miles away from my reality Not just my skin but my surroundings are not the same as it was yesterday Everything changed, Everything gone…. I sit in a lonely room And realize its not my home All I can see is my feet Chained to the bed … Continue reading Stroke of Midnight
I started a journey which was totally alien to me I had only few words in my mind and one vision To make my voice heard across the globe To reach out to more people what i believe in Don’t know whether I am successful in creating such an impact or not But I am sure my blog is daily read by people across the … Continue reading Branding Myself
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “180 Degrees.” Tell us about a time you did a 180 — changed your views on something, reversed a decision, or acted in a way you ordinarily don’t. Let me start this post with a very beautiful quote by Kahlil Gibran It is very much true in our lives. We crave for love, and we meet heartbreaking … Continue reading All men are not dogs!!!
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Journey.” I was sitting on the terrace one cold night and was watching the cloudy sky….. When my mind as usual took me to a journey towards center of my heart…. When I was almost done with all the analysis of my emotions, I realized it had started raining. That was when I remembered this song. I … Continue reading Journey to the centre of my soul
Standing on a bridge… Looking for the stars…. I reach out to you, O God for some hope in the form of light…. I breathe some fresh air and press the toggle button of emotions…. I just let them go silently…. From happiness to sadness… from love to betrayal… from revenge to forgiveness…. the emotions keep toggling from one state to another Only to … Continue reading Toggle Button of emotions
Originally posted on Life Through the Lens:
One of my favorite things is nature’s ability to create the most beautiful – and intricate – plant life, so of course I absolutely adore the hanging Spanish Moss in Savannah, Georgia. More at http://www.nowellsphotography.com In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.” Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate
At this wee hours, I wake up from my bed and start typing these words haphazardly. I had a strange dream of losing my loved ones. In my dream, I lost 2 people for no reason. I kept running behind them and they just disappeared, leaving me all alone in this weird vast world. I turned back to see,how much of emptiness it has caused … Continue reading The Haunting Silence
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
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
You say you ain’t worth any girl… But baby… you got to turn back and see through the fact that you are a trailblazer in your own way… Cos you are so genuine and honest in your own ways….. All you got to do is to open your eyes and hold on till the right girl makes it to you….. Your smiles aren’t fake Nor … Continue reading You are a trailblazer lover !!!!
Baby it took me a while to understand that we are perfect for each other until I saw your eyes. Do not kill me with the disappointment of not having me….. Instead hold on and wait on me…. I got few things to straighten it out….. And I shall be back in your arms once I am done with all of them….. Baby it took me … Continue reading Baby… hold on and wait on me….
After having a bad day today I decided to find some place where I can sit lonely and stare at the sky endlessly for atleast few minutes. I suddenly remembered the song by Passenger called “Staring at sky” although I was not clear about the lyrics but the tune stuck in my mind. There is always something magical about watching sunsets.They make you realize … Continue reading You took my heart away…..
It was a bright Saturday and I had to meet one of my friends at 3. I woke up at 12 only to realize I am not going to make it. When I called him up, he suggested me the best option was to stay at home and relax. I was so disappointed that I turned on to Fever 104FM and started continuing my household … Continue reading A tribute to Udit Narayan
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
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 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
Originally posted on kadalepuri writes:
Photography 101: Double It was the day when I had been for a day outing with few of my friends and colleagues, we were heading home after a tiring day and had stopped at a highway restaurant for snacks. I finished my part very soon and was resting just outside the gate of the restaurant, while others were busy inside.… Continue reading Day 20 – Photography 101 – DOUBLE
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
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)
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
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
Another Trio. Write about any topic you wish, but make sure your post features a bookcase, something cracked, and a song you love. This story is purely fictional Tina sat beside the window sill looking at a distance and was lost in thoughts. It was midnight 12:00 AM and she was sitting all alone with a cracked heart. She could not think of any other … Continue reading A time to mend a broken heart…
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 !!!????
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!!!