Daily Prompt # 41:My Long Lost Brother !!!!


Doppelgänger Alert.

 You step into an acquaintance’s house for the first time, and discover that everything — from the furniture, to the books, to the art on the wall — is identical to your home. What happens next?

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This had occurred to me last year when I had to go and visit one of my cousins. We had separated from each other years before we could ever recognize each other. We hardly remembered how we both looked like. We knew we had one thing in common i.e. Unlimited Loneliness because our parents often used to discuss over phones how retarded we were during social gatherings.

I so so wanted to meet him and finally when the day his mother took me to his room I was in awe. His room was an exact replica to mine. I then remembered that its nothing but a Doppelganger effect. Even though we never saw each other, we never spoke to each other  we had so many interests similar. But he was more #intelligent than me. He arrived a little late that evening and as I went along with him to his room, I sensed a strange connection between we both. While he was showing his room to me, he guided me to a black trunk and was about to say what was in it. I accidentally blurted out “Hey you read books?” And from his thick framed glasses I could see the same twinkle which I have whenever I meet a Bibilophile.

Our eyes met one another from our glasses and I could exactly figure it out why he was like that. I must say the way we both maintain our rooms are exact the same and the places where we hide our diaries are also same. Infact, i was shocked when he said he chooses the same hue of light when it comes to reading books before retiring to bed. My brother… I really wanted to hug him and thank him for cruising me through a reflection of my own but the distance created by our family members were very afar. It literally had built an invisible Berlin Wall between both of us.

I hope someday we both will meet again and have a nice time over a cup of coffee and pile of books.

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Please feel free to share such similar experiences in your life…

Lots of love and hugs,

ARK

Tips to become a better writer.


Hello Friends !!

Its been around 2 years that I have started blogging here at WordPress.com and the entire journey has been really really exciting.

To be frank I started blogging in the year 2009 Just for fun. I had no serious intentions of becoming a better blogger. All i wanted was that “I am also a blogger” title amongst my geek friends. Now i know how naive i was back then. Is it not so childish, that you flaunt your stupid sprouting talents infront of non blogging school kids that you know Blogging 101. By any chance if someone had visited my blog they would literally go back to Google and find out what is blogging. I was such a pathetic writer back then.

When imade a grand come-back in 2012 things were definitely not the same. I was lost in the huge blogging world when i just clicked dailypost.wordpress.com. The Daily Prompts, The Weekly Writing Challenges and the entries which were posted in the site totally gave me a breakthrough to set a blogging goal in my life. Its then i decided I want to be a blogger better than what i was yesterday.

Each month I started writing few posts until one day my old friend complimented on my article saying my English is definitely not the same used in my previous blog posts. He further added, that my blogging style had certainly improved a lot and it was much much better than what it was before. By hearing these words I learnt one thing…

GOOD THINGS DON’T JUST HAPPEN OVERNIGHT

Any skill, be it carpenting, driving, writing, reading, cooking, coding…. all takes regular hardwork.

Daily i make it a habit to open WordPress.com and go through blogs which i follow regularly. I go through their posts and learn few things daily. I also make it a point to go through one new blog daily. After seeing hundreds of blogs daily, I can now rate how badly i suck at writing. But i am trying my level best to become better writer each day. Today as i was surfing series of blogs I came across this blog named as “Just Writing

Here are some authentic stuffs written by her about cultivating the art of Writing. Want to become a better Writer? Then click here

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I hope you liked it.

Please feel free to share your views on blogging regularly.

Lots of love and hugs,

ARK

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Daily Prompt # 40:Being #Immortal !!


Finite Creatures.

At what age did you realize you were not immortal? How did you react to that discovery?

In today’s blog i want to describe how I came to know how much mortal is my life when compared to some beautiful souls who have lived a life which is worth being called as #Immortal. People get uplifted from Mortals to Immortals when they rise above the rest of the crowd. Be it their Music, or their books or their speeches or their actions which made them immortal. It was during one of those long walks that i keep taking, when I am all alone that I realized the meaning of one of the famous quotes by Bruce Lee.

“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering”

And as this quote flashed in my memory i was immersed into deep sense of regret. I witnessed a strange sensation of “being an under-dog throughout the school of life”. I quickly asked myself “Is my life worth remembering?”

And must say my mind quickly popped up with a beautiful answer “Your class mate of Grade 1 herself failed to recognize you and here you are sitting all alone with immense hope thinking whether your life will be worth remembering or not”

Its then I started realizing all the flaws in mine.

I started interacting with all sorts of people. Each person after i got in touch with him/her listed out certain flaws in mine. Initially accepting those flaws were a big difficulty for me. But eventually i have learnt how to have  all your sensory organs active while receiving CRITICISM in life.

The reason why i adopted this method in my life was this quote

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So in order to be immortal and divine one must at least try to cleanse his 100% flawed soul. Because…

18660-your-soul-is-a-beautiful-gift-to-the-worldAnd in order to have a beautiful soul and remain immortal you need to know what you are deep down your skin. What is it that makes you so vulnerable and what is it that makes you so strong. When this awareness comes into us, we all become immortals. A beautiful soul is very much essential in order to remain immortal. And in this quest of becoming an immortal I try to fulfill at-least one quality described by Elizabeth Kubler Ross.

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The day i become #BeautifulSoul would be the day i will be called as #Immortal. Till then i am just a tiny speck when compared to the vast sky studded with Moon and millions of shining stars whose existence is very much immortal compared to mine.

What is being immortal according to you??

Would love to hear your views on the same…

Lots of love and hugs,

ARK

Meeting @iamsrk Shah Rukh Khan-an experience of a lifetime! Part 1


Meeting @iamsrk Part 1

Ramblings of a #Jabra @iamsrk admirer

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My journey began some time before the event which took place on Sunday 5th October 2014, SLAM+The Tour London

I owe the beginning of it to my good Twitter friend Deanne who first approached me with exciting news.

She asked if I had booked my tickets to the SLAM London concert.

I had indeed and was curious to know why she wanted to know as I had already mentioned the probability of going.

She then informed me that she was in communication with Sudhir Kothari, who is administrator for the SRK Chennai Fan Club @SRKCHENNAIFC

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Sudhir was looking for reliable people who were attending the concerts that were to take place in the USA, Canada and UK and who would be willing to be a reporter and photographer for the club.

The intention was for us to take photos and videos of each event to be sent live to Sudhir and his…

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Daily Prompt # 39:Fourth Wall

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Fourth Wall.

You get to spend a day inside your favorite movie. Tell us which one it is — and what happens to you while you’re there.

If there was one movie where i would love to get lost forever then that would be Alice In Wonderland by Tim Burton. I somehow love the entire concept of trusting your gut feeling and conquering the unknown. Throughout the course of the story of Alice, since the moment she chases a rabbit and falls inside the Rabbit Hole till she comes out of it, the entire journey is worth living. She meets hundreds of characters in the adventurous journey and if you happen to read the book “Through the looking glass” by the famous English Author Lewis Caroll, you will come to know the interesting conversations that Alice has with various animals. Each one speaking in a pretty much puzzled way and giving her loads of lessons all throughout the journey.

Alice in wonderland however seems pretty childish for few people today. But it is one such classic which has managed to captivate my mind forever. This is mainly because for me, Alice in Wonderland is not just a mere fairy tale. Its much more than that. Its a philosophical story of a young girl who falls down the rabbit hole only to come out of it as a matured female.

I would love to live in such a wierd world where each and every person is unique and strange in his/her own way. There is so much good and lots of evil inside that world yet Alice manages to take the good from the world and manages to discard the evil. Her friends however lunatic they may seem are all so wonderful. Isn’t it nice to be in an unconventional world where you are not bound with any norms. You can befriend anyone and learn something or the other from each one of them.

Here is one such quote which i like in the entire story not because its quite a much like a puzzle but it always helps me to get a clear cut thought about which road should i opt when i am indecisive.

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Yet another scene which i love in the movie where Alice is assured by her father that “All the best people are mad”. So its okay to be mad….

Here is another scene which taught me to believe in the impossible. To believe in six impossible things before breakfast and the way Alice manages to slay the mighty Jabberwocky. Although it may seem like a fantasy but has given me lots of motivation in facing many a problems in my life.

Yet another scene where Alice is getting forcefully engaged to Hamish. Alice indeed very boldly handles the situation by refraining herself from getting carried away by the wish of her mother and relatives and choosing what she wants to actually pursue in her life.

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The scene where Alice chooses to pursue the Rabbit instead of saying Yes to Hamish

And the rest is perfectly summarised by Avril Lavingne’s official video on this movie

Sometimes it is good to be mad, weird and indecisive in order to get clarity on certain things in life. Its okay whether you get branded as an idiot stupid or a bitch in the entire process. All that matters is whether you are deciding from your mind and ending up in soup or choosing something from your heart and pursuing your goal with all your might to become successful in life.

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Daily Prompt # 38:Unequal Terms


Unequal Terms.

Did you know today is Blog Action Day? Join bloggers from around the world and write a post about what inequality means to you. Have you ever encountered it in your daily life?

(Don’t forget to tag your post with “Inequality” — or #inequality on Twitter — so that other participants might find it.)

So thats what the WordPress Daily Prompt Guys have given the prompt for the day….

What is “Inequality” ?

There are different forms of this word. I am quoting one of the million forms of INEQUALITY which we can find in today’s world.

This is the how the common definition of INEQUALITY  pops up into the mind of any Indian.

This is how a girl feels about INEQUALITY.

But as a girl i feel the basic definition of INEQUALITY starts from our own society when a girl child is born in a family and let me stress that it need not be India. It can be any other country in this world. From the moment she is born she is bound in the chains of innumerable limitations where each and every person is busy maintaining rule books for her at each stage of her life. The result?? A tree which was destined to grow like a gigantic one is shrunk forcefully into a bonsai. She is being portrayed as the weaker sections of the society and many make her feel that SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT…. THE ROOF OF THE HOUSE IS THE LIMIT. 

Here is a short video which emphasizes the GIRL EFFECT on a global level.

Not just this… INEQUALITY need not be confined to only WOMEN. It can also take an ugly form on MEN as well in the form of DISCRIMINATION

INEQUALITY can be lethal in society if it comes out in the form of RACISM

Even when it comes to MATHEMATICS there comes INEQUALITIES… but the solution to any inequality lies in balancing the unknown thus maintaining harmony in the problem.

But where have we forgotten this balancing???? Do we not still believe in inequalities and accept it as a form of our daily lives??

Do we ever fight back against the term INEQUALITY? Be it in any form ……

INEQUALITY is bad…. We got to rise against inequality and fight for equal rights.

Please share your views on what INEQUALITY means to you….

Would love to hear your views on the same…

Lots of Love,

ARK