Daily Prompt # 90:Tossing a coin or two

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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 of tossing a coin in a fountain and making their wish come true. And for some, its like a never ending grinding stone, end of which you will only suffer exhaustion.

What is it that differs both the categories of people from becoming successful?

It is the magic of thinking big. All the great achievers and great scientists were once great dreamers and were strong believers in themselves. You cannot succeed in something, if you don’t have a positive outlook on life. So stop cursing, stop giving excuses, start acting on your problems. Don’t run away from them. The difference between the man who tosses a coin, making his wish come true and the one who tries harder and harder each day is simple. The man who makes a wish, believes in it. And when your belief towards something is strong, the whole Universe conspires in helping you achieve it.

Its always said Genius is Luck 1% and Perspiration 99%. So next time you find someone getting what they want in life, stop labeling them as “lucky”. Our beliefs in ourselves is the biggest symbol of inner strength. Stop caging yourselves in prisons built by limitations set by others. Break the cage and toss a coin in air…. Make a wish. Believe in it. Act towards it. Be Positive. You will feel lighter than yesterday, stronger than what you were a few moments ago and will feel better than how your life was few minutes ago.

Good Luck Dear Friend!!!

A Song A Day #5 – Songs (Aug-1st week)

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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 able to kick as high as Amelia Meath does when dancing onstage. So here’s to my practice music and sending you off into the the rest of the week with some beatssss.

Strange by Laura Marling

This song is the most … something … I can recall. Is restrained rage the sort of term I am looking for? Not really totally sure … But I do know I really, really like it.

“Lovely You” by Monster Rally

Ted Feighan (aka Monster Rally) has single-handedly perfected the genre affectionately known as “tropical pop.” I was recently in Santa Cruz, and needless to say, MR was the perfect soundtrack. He has newer stuff out, but this is my favorite track of his at the moment.

Click here to listen to “Lovely You”

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This song by Karmin is suggested to me by one of the amazing bloggers here, ChristyBharath. I liked it very much.

Please feel free to suggest me some more songs.

Short and Sweet Advice for Writers – Embrace Your Dark Side


Writing from your dark side can make a difference in the world

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charging knightI 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 their art with passion that resonates far beyond their own experience.

In my original post about marketing, I talked about how a strong brand is defined as much by what it stands against as what it stands for:

Without an opposing force, a hero is just a person who is going through the motions.

Without an opposing force, there is no fire in the hero’s soul. There is no sense of greater purpose, no fierce commitment, no do-or-die mission.

Without an opposing force, we never get to see what the hero can…

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Are you the Target or the Arrow?


A very different style of blogging. Must read this one.

An Upturned Soul

“To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target”
― Ashleigh Brilliant

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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 but also decided they were a dragon or a bear or pair of scales. They just look like random dots to me, yes, sometimes I see threads connecting them if I stare long and hard enough and force myself to see those lines (because they are supposed to be there), but the designs they make don’t look like anything other than a connect the dots puzzle which creates a weird shape.

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Cetus_or_Sea_MonsterCetus or Sea Monster by Samuel Leigh

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Even though I’m dense when it comes to constellations, I’m fairly…

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The Drama Parlor

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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.

A Song A Day #4 – “Hailside” by Júníus Meyvant


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.

Thanks Shannon for the wonderful song 🙂

The Internetisation of the Tourism Industry in India


Very informative write-up on Tourism Industry in the digital era.

India Destinations

Online Tourism

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 purchases today, I myself prefer to buy many things offline, products that I can see, feel, touch in person, so that I get that sense of satisfaction. You may call me old-fashioned, but I need to know what I am buying, after all I work really hard to earn my income and I want to spend it wisely and correctly. Millions of Indians feel the same way, but in last 5-7 years things have changed. Indian markets have grown considerably with the help of internet boom happening across the country…

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another omelet party


I am the 1 of 32 Americans who are incarcerated every year.

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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 — we’ve been lying for so long, who would know?”
– Gloria Steinem

Only July 18th, 2015, I walked out the California Institute for Women, in Chino Hills, after completing 438 days of incarceration in the care of the State.

It was raining, and my mom and I drove immediately away from the gates and towards tacos.  I changed in the bathroom of the cozy taquería, removing my prison-casual wear with the business attire my family had prepared for me.  It is what I am accustomed to wearing…

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