IBMC Challengers – March 2017



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This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of March 2017. The challenge was instantiated in the early second week of April 2016.

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Melolontha from the blog Melolontha by the River is the Thirty Fifth blogger to complete the challenge. They have been an exciting and thoughtful read. The first one can be found here: Conquer Your Weaker Self.


Mike from the blog The Misadventures of Mike has completed Five challenges this far. It’s been fun and reflective. The first one can be read here: Phrase a Paragraph Challenge.


‘Thank you’ to all who have taken/been taking the challenge and to all who have liked them. Feel free to take up the challenge if it excites you!:-)

A list of all the completed challengers can be found HERE

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Before the Fall – Review


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This was the book I had picked to read in March (One of the 2016 bestseller). Here is how it went. I don’t know. May be its my research work and my saturated mind. I just wanted something good to read.

First Page – ehh! Bad grammar, repeated words, poor structured sentences etc. Dropped the book for a week or so.

Next 10 pages – Okay. Feels good.

Till around 100 pages – Okay! Interesting. So far so good.

Till around 150 pages – Yawn, yawn and yawn.

300 pages something – Who cares! Done and dusted. I just blame myself. May be its not my type of book. I really could not understand why the genre mentioned for the book is Mystery and Thriller.


I am quite excited for April to read – When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.

A to Z Challenge – April 2017



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I had seen last year a lot of my fellow bloggers doing A to Z Challenge. This April I am giving it a go and have plans to finish all the 26 on time, with best possible hopes.

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The challenge is about writing every day other than Sunday, with themes of the post going alphabetically from A to Z. I plan to put poems(8 lines) everyday.

Join in. I am sure it will be fun. See you all in April. 🙂


Note: 

  • Hope to catch with all blogs from 01 April again
  • Will be doing regular blog posts of book review and IBMC challengers on 31st march
  •  Excited for the April start!

12 Ebooks and Reviews



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The Journey
It’s been 12 ebooks this far – both technical and non technical. They all have been FREE downloads and have received a lot of comments/feedback through mails, chats, blog etc.

I started my writing journey by being a very hilariously awkward writer, which was an outcome of my research frustration with the online series called today calls tomorrow. Back then, I just wanted to write and write, for fun, where I was least bothered about writing style or presentation. Today, the first work definitely has this expression of: “Oh, I was such a bad writer”.

It did not take much time to realize the beauty that writing had and gave. With time came the improvements and eleven other works. Technical book ‘Design of a Programmer’ has 750+ downloads this far and has been increasing every .day. The reach of the book has been happiness (This is official count from only one site which I have access to).

All these works by far have provided a serious booster to work on something big which I started during NaNoWriMo 2016, the full fledged novel “i 4 you”. Through this post I want to make this request.

The Request
If you have read any of my works, kindly leave a review. It could be a review or a review + comment on either goodreads(preferably) or on smashwords. This will help me in approaching a good publisher for the novel – “i 4 you” and it has truly been taking a lot of my edit timings/efforts this far.

Your time spent in the giving a review will definitely help me in a lot of ways and sure is a motivation and support for up coming things. [Specially for the work ‘i 4 you’]. So why this sincere request.  

Here are the links to my profile pages:

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– Goodreads Author Profile Link

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– Smashwords Author Profile Link

All the ebooks can be free downloaded from Smashwords. My heartfelt thanks for the support and love this far.

Gratitude. 

That ‘it’


It’s a professional personal thing. It’s a thin thread of story line that possibly happens in disguised form in every individual’s life. It’s about that smile which has won the battle and got featured on face suppressing the pain within.  It’s the silent cries that sync’s with the mid night clock ticks on weekends because life was too busy even to cry on weekdays.

It’s the soreness which was left behind for being unable to take the decision as it was unable to weigh which one had more sacrifices.  It’s telling to the little heart housed in the big body that it’s okay to cry.  It’s being part of other’s happiness while knowing that ship we own is sinking. It’s about dreams, dreams that keep one going forward. It’s the liberation of freedom and understanding it in the true sense.

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It’s this one little thing. That ‘it’, is life. 


Note: I was editing my work-in-progress Novel “i 4 you” and felt like this part needs to be shared right away. That’s how this post came up!

Hey, Hi!



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This poem is dedicated to all those who initiate a conversation at the much needed time, like some 7th sense or old god asked them to do so. Definitely its a LUCK to have such people around in life, no matter the actual distance of separation.

Sun has waved a bye,
Snacks and tea bye bye,
Mind is drunk as ape,
Laziness is my shape.

Works fly around,
Buzz with woofer and surround,
While the questions hang,
“Why me?”, is the song.

The hums of weird sounds,
Virtual tours and rounds,
One, two, fun, pun,
Finger points at none.

Then it pops up,
The energy booster,
The surprise toaster,
“Hey, Hi”

The Roads That Never Saw a Good Driver



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Do you realize that one can never be a good driver unless everyone on the road is a good driver?

It’s not only about you following the lights and rights but also about everyone else doing it and being extra careful on those who are being blind to it. Does that somewhere with some really good probability mean that the roads will never see a good driver? Yes, possibly that.

Does that mean that roads are always unhappy with that known fact?
Oh, no. They aren’t. They still celebrate. They enjoy the lights and the rains. They enjoy the wheels and the steps. They wear and tear with seasons and get a new coat with time. They always take the new avatar when they get old. They remain neutral to good or bad.

They are not the unvoiced ones. They shine in the light and wet in the rain. They go with the flow and color with the show. They read and see hundreds of stories everyday and still don’t be either judge or mental nor judge mental.

Ahhh! Its’ just not the roads! Do you see how similar it is with us and our lives?

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#MyFirstPostRevised



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I am self nominating for #MyFirstPostRevised from Ameena’s Randoms by a Random Blog.

Here are the Rules:
– No cheating. (It must be your first post. Not your second post, not one you love…first post only.)
– Link back to the person who tagged you (thank them if you feel like it or, if not, curse them with a plague of ladybugs).
– Cut and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine but NO editing.)
– Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.
– Tag…um…five (5) other bloggers to take up this challenge
– Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog
– Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post.
– Include “the rules” in your post.


 Here goes my First post

Title: Is This Life All About? – A New Old
Date: 16 July 2014

Scribble 01: A new Expectation
A new big change is always accompanied with a resistance.  Monotonous life is unaccepted and change is undesired. Once the change is on board, a new change awaits up in the queue. Is This life all about?

Scribble 02: A new Decision
A new decision is a new perspective. From moving to a new project to trying a new menu in a restaurant. Bits or bytes of a decision could lead to a new path in life. Is this life all about?

Scribble 03: A new Phase
Decision always directs a path. An unusual experience with dear ones can give a new turn. With time we grow our contacts, act more matured, be more social and look things in a diverse way. Is this life all about?

Scribble 04: A new Buy
As a kid, a chocolate was excitement. Today it’s an electronic gadget. Tomorrow it could be a flat. A new dress can no more be fun! It’s now all about the big thinking. Is this life all about?

Scribble 05: A new Generation
Our parents are outdated to us and we will be to our kids. It will be us who will bring the changes and make ourselves outdated for our kids! Is this life all about?

Scribble 06: A new Old
Things change. We will move on. There will be always new old’s which will get into our list. With time new gets older and we will have a new old. But some things can never be replaced or changed and it’s all up to us to make that classification. Yes, it’s the priority. This is life all about.


I am keeping this open. Feel free to Join in and Leave your link in the comment. I will be happy to read.