IB Awards 2017 – Nomination


Dear fellow Bloggers friends,

This blog has been nominated for IB Awards 2017. 80% weight age is for articles posted and 20% for the testimonials. Kindly show your love and support by clicking HERE or by following the link below:

https://www.indiblogger.in/iba/2017/entry/87872

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IBMC Challengers – September 2017


This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of September 2017. The challenge was instantiated in the early second week of April 2016 and a part of WordPress Event which can be found HERE.

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Krithika from the blog Wings Unlimited is the Forty Second blogger to complete this challenge.  She has some amazingly put heart felt posts out there. They are fun read. The first one can be found here: I am So I am.


Smiti from the blog The Drifting Satellite is the Forty Third Blogger to complete this challenge. She writes beautiful poems and her posts are informative. There is sea of information out there. The first post can be found here: The Beginning.


‘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

Don’t Be Surprised!


Dear Me,

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One fine day, someone might take your photograph, crop and edit a few things and share it saying you have a cancer asking people to like and comment. Don’t be surprised. Just like you liked a photo shopped snake with three heads, you will have to like this too!

One fine day, someone will start spreading all bad things about you. You might never know how they will convert one of your treasured memories to a rumor that will burn you right from heart to mind. Don’t be surprised. You will have to accept your story just like you believed and accepted someone else’s story.

One fine day, you will hear bad stories about your favorite hero. You might not easily trust them. You will start searching for things which say, that was not the truth. Sit back and think, was your behavior the same when you heard bad stories about someone whom you did not like. Don’t be surprised!

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One fine day, one who made you smile, will make you cry. Accept it the same way, the very same way you accepted the smile. Don’t be surprised. You are crying only because back then, you had smiled.

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One fine day, you will feel alone. You will feel there is no one for you and you are on your own. All your thoughts get trapped. You will feel a few things have started making sense at the moment which once did not. Don’t be surprised. Everyone goes through this. But not everyone shares it. Intelligent ones know that it is a passing cloud.

One fine day, you will get humiliated. People, who used to laugh at your back, now laugh on your face. Though you show it out with smiling face, you heart sits inside like a questioned monkey. Don’t be surprised. Accept it. You have laughed once too.

One fine day, life will bring you realizations. You will understand what ‘mature’ means and the true essence of it.

One fine day, you will fall in love. Really! Accept with open arms.

Don’t be surprised!

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Book Review


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A magical piece from Mark Twain.

Tom Sawyer is a naughty kid. A happy go lucky kid. He is going to make a great grandfather having numerous adventurous stories of his own to tell his grand kids.

What a book! What a delight to read! Every page is entertaining. Captures the childhood days elegantly. The books ends wanting one to read more.

 

Beyond Dreams


Dreams are the most quite things. You don’t talk or think about it a day, they silently disappear. They don’t feel bad even if you don’t touch them on for years. They are the most humble and modest creatures created ever. They prefer low talks. They prefer to stay behind the curtains for a long time. They prefer to show up only when they find meaning.

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When we embrace them, they are the most joyful things. They bring the world together. They make one see the most meaningful things of life. Something unexplained, something larger than life.

Dreams are as well dramatic. If we are not talking about them on daily basis, then no else is. They die soon. When they die, the best part is ‘nothing happens’. Nothing changes. No one mourns. Thousands and more die every day. The one thing which everyone is most successful at is killing dreams.

How many have you killed so far? How many can find a life again? If you are not talking about it then no one else is.

IBMC Challengers – August 2017


This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of August 2017. The challenge was instantiated in the early second week of April 2016 and a part of WordPress Event which can be found HERE.

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Nitesh from the blog Sketches by Nitesh is the Thirty Ninth blogger to complete the challenge. The posts have been thoughtful, engaging and heart warming read. They pinch the brain to ponder over. I am sure you will enjoy reading them too. The first one can be found here: I am so I am.


Maiya Calise from the blog VERBONAUT is blogger number Forty to complete this challenge. There have been some exciting posts and I have enjoyed reading all of them. I am sure anyone as well will! The first one can be found here: The cool and the fool.


Dharkanein from the blog My Expressions is the Forty First blogger to complete this challenge. Simple, elegant, sane and meaningful – that’s how every post is! The first one can be found here: When I See You.


Krithika from the blog Wings unlimited has completed four challenges so far. The first can be found here: I am so I am.


‘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

Carrie – Book Review


It was absurd for first 70 pages. Being a fan of Stephen King, I did not wanted to give up reading. As I progressed, it turned out to be magical and one of my favorites.

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Carrie White is telekinetic. She has powers to lift things with her mind control. The thoughts of the book wondered in my mind for a week after completing it.

Anyone who is into mystery and thriller, this one is a must read!

The Hair and the Tortoise



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Yes. It was supposed to be Hare. Not hair. Mistakes happen. It’s a character mistake here. But you see that ‘i’ and ‘e’, though single character, bring a lot of changes to the meaning.

But anyways, you know the story right!? The tortoise wins. Then there were  second version stories made up with hare winning or tortoise getting an engineering seat under sports quota etc etc etc. This simple story has a lot of morale in it. Has or had? Ask a software engineer. If you tell him slowly and steadily develop an app then someone else will take away the market before the app is ready for release. A slow plan can make an interesting work obsolete.  The morale of slow and steady does not match or cannot be applied at every context.

Now that is intelligence. That is the change we have evolved to. Not many would understand where exactly to be slow and steady. Don’t read a single book for more than a month for it will lose its essence. If you are delayed in your work only someone else also involved in the work is delaying, then you need to think of a solution for that. Staying idle and watching over the time lapse is not the explanation. Being timely in works we carry out is or could be.

Be quick in shopping. Be a quick learner. Be quick in adapting to new things. Be fast in reaching the deadlines. Take the decision quick. If we keep delaying then things loose the essence. It is just like planning to watch a movie while it is trending and not after ten years down the line. We have a lot ahead to achieve. There are moments to be enjoyed now and they will never come back in the same way.

Be slow and steady with patience. Listen to things carefully and with intent to follow them. Be patient enough to understand the perspectives put forth by others. Be steady when you exercise or do yoga. Be slow and steady while you drive.

Hare and tortoise did run. Tortoise did win. This story might have moral well-tailored to suitable context. When we tell this story to someone, we need to make that we are using the right context. This is a run, the run to prove thyself.

More at: Run – The Secret Destination

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NaNoWriMo 2017 ML for India


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Being a participant and winner last year , I am excited for upcoming November.

One is that I already have the book planned for November with a chapter wise outline. It is going to be a technical book and I plan to finish a quality amount of it. .

Secondly, I had applied for Municipal Liaison (ML) for the region India and it’s approved! It’s here. This is going to be fun. I would have a lot of additional responsibilities and am very much ready for it.

What else can make writing more fun?
Bringing many together to write!