The Magic Masala of Life

The Magic Masala of Life

Blog, Education
[caption id="attachment_973" align="alignleft" width="300"] Magic Masala of Life[/caption] Do you know what magic that the hundreds of masala powder (any powder) add to a dish? It adds fragrance, flavor, and finesse to a food. It gives a shape and sense to a dish. A normal home comfort food becomes a fine dining experience in itself. That’s the power of masala in a food. Likewise, do you what is the Magic Masala of Life? Do you know you have it in you? Yes, it is in your hands. It’s in you. Keep guessing. Keep thinking. This is one of the Magic Masala, which you cannot miss using it in the recipe of your life. As I browse my history of saved bookmarks, an article about education popped up. The blog spoke…
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The Battle of the Quotients

Blog, Education, Social
[caption id="attachment_706" align="aligncenter" width="281"] The Battle of the Quotients[/caption] The Battle of the Quotients The astounding scientific explorations and inventions transmuting into cutting-edge technologies, to lead a comfortable and luxurious lifestyle by the mankind, is worthy of all the appreciation of the world. The Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of the human race, certainly needs a big round of applause. While we brag about the achievements, somewhere in this journey, the growth of the Emotional Quotient (EQ) has been slower, when compared to the former. The fact is that, the battle of the quotients of Life is, typically won by the Intelligence Quotient, which is a lost battle of the mankind. The suicide stories of the young blood, in our day to day life, are the witnesses of the lost battle. The…
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Pen and Paper Pierces Precision to Life

Blog, Education
[caption id="attachment_701" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Pen and Paper Pierces Precision to Life[/caption] Pen and Paper Pierces Precision to Life When you have a tech-savvy partner and you are allergic to too much of technology, it is obvious that friction would exist. A few days back my partner was trying to pen down notes for a course, which he is pursuing. After writing two lines, he got back to the online google sheets. In a matter of few minutes, it was obvious, that, he was completely out of touch of using pen and paper for a while. That’s when the whole inconclusive debate about technology meddling our age old habits began. In our school days, we are always coached to write and practice our curriculum. It was the most annoying method of…
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Schools, Education, Gender and much more…

Blog, Education
[caption id="attachment_684" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Schools, Education, Gender and much more…[/caption] Schools, Education, Gender and much more… I have this, the unconsciously creepy habit of eves dropping. At times, this is what seeds story ideas. Consequently, I overheard a conversation of three mothers. They were debating about the type of schools that they wished to get admission for their children who had completed their primary education. As per the conversation, since the children were stepping into the adolescent phase, they wanted to shift them from coeducation school to a single sex school. The single sex schooling will offer zero distractions for children and they would focus better on their education. I was amazingly startled by the point of view on the subject. Surprisingly, all the three, agreed with each other’s, old…
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The Cynicism behind those Words…

Blog, Cultural, Education, Relationship
[caption id="attachment_656" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Cynicism behind those Words…[/caption] The Cynicism behind those Words… A recent cab ride was one of its kind. The driver started the trip and I was fiddling with my mobile. The radio in the cab was switched on. The breaking news bulletin about the Pakistan Shrine bomb blast attack, where approximately 30 were killed and more than 100 injured, was being aired. The radio jockey had asked one of the listeners about their opinion on the same. The listener had commented, ‘This had to happen. How long will Pakistan keep blasting bombs on other’s head? One day they have to die with their bombs’. The cab driver had a sarcastic smile and stated, ‘What eh perfect response’. I was shocked. I did not know how…
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Paisa Vs Passion

Blog, Education
[caption id="attachment_650" align="aligncenter" width="300"] passion-vs-paisa[/caption] Paisa Vs Passion ‘Follow your passion’. ‘Follow your dreams’. Those are the classic dialogues, which we have heard since our school days. Ten years have gone by, since I completed my schooling. With an aversion for science subjects, I ended up pursuing journalism in college, yet completely unaware about what, where and how my professional life would be. The three years triggered the passion for writing, but I was naïve of how to take things forwards. The mind race between Paisa Vs Passion was won by Paisa (Money) and I landed up in the corporate world. A secured job with a steady financial income gave way to the basic needs of my personal life. Yet the passion of writing dawdled in my mind. After a…
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What’s with Patriotism?

Blog, Education, Politics, Social
What’s with Patriotism? The violent Uri Attack by the Pakistan Army on September 18th, 2016 and the counter surgical strikes by the Indian Army have worsened the cross border relationship between the countries. Certainly, neighboring countries are taking the utmost advantage of it. Surprisingly, even the internal political threads also doing the same. Nevertheless, the arts and sports division are consistently putting their best foot forward to uphold a harmonious affiliation. Unfortunately, even that ray of hope has been blurred with the ban of Indian personalities having any kind of relationship with the Pakistanis or vice versa. Media has given enough and more awareness about the cross border tensions and the internal clash between the politicians and artists. The cine artists like Karan Johar, Fawad Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan…
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Glory to My Gurus

Blog, Education, Relationship
Muddled in the thoughts of life, career, family, relationships, etc., abruptly, it strikes me that, it’s been a while, that I went for a nice long walk alone. Plugging the headphones, I push myself out of the house to get some fresh air and rejuvenate myself with some positivity. As I keep walking, I see a small boy (Looked like he must be studying 6th or 7th standard), getting down from his school bus. As soon as he sees his mother, he starts crying. (He was actually smiling till he saw his mother). The mother and the son had the following conversation: Mother: What happened? Why are you crying? Did anyone say anything to you? Son: My Math Miss scolded me in front of the whole class. Mother: Oh. It’s…
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School Life was a Symphony

Blog, Education
[caption id="attachment_480" align="aligncenter" width="506"] SSV - My School[/caption] It is already late for office. I hurriedly run and catch the lift. As I settled and wiped the sweat of my face, I look at two small children standing next to me, sweating just like me and though unable to carry, still carrying a huge school bag filled with plenty of books and their lunch bags in their hands. Their faces seemed like they did not want to go to school in the early hours of the day, yet there were not given any option. As the lift stopped, they ran to catch their school bus. With a great difficulty, as they were settling, they peeped out of the bus and waved hands with a warm smile. That innocent gesture took…
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Those little things in Life

Blog, Education, Media, Social
[caption id="attachment_464" align="aligncenter" width="259"] Demoralizing Clutches of Society[/caption] The everyday long bus journey of my life is generally musical. The headphones are my best companion. Sadly, even they stopped working the other day. As I detach the two strings, I started recognizing the beauty of life in some of the most trivial aspects such as the fight between dogs, different shades of sky, and the way the tea stall guy prepares the tea and so on. All these days, I was so absorbed into myself that I did not notice the beauty of those things that were right in front of my eyes. While I was admiring the beauty of this world, my ears eavesdropped into a conversation between two mothers who were sitting next to me. The conversation was…
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