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 … Continue reading Daily Prompt # 90:Tossing a coin or two

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A Song A Day #6 – Waves by Miguel

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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKRILqc__E0 Except for the musicals, I didn't like the song though.....

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

Short and Sweet Advice for Writers – Embrace Your Dark Side


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

Live to Write - Write to Live

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 … Continue reading The Drama Parlor

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. https://twitter.com/ShannnonB/status/626777059361226752 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qw0ibCzAa9w Thanks … Continue reading A Song A Day #4 – “Hailside” by Júníus Meyvant

The Internetisation of the Tourism Industry in India


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

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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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