The Bumps, the Potholes, and much more…

The Bumps, the Potholes, and much more…

Blog, Civic
‘I was there to protect you, when speed thrilled you’, utters the inner silent voice of a speed breaker. ‘I was malnourished in my formative stages, so it’s not my mistake’, the potholes of the India Road roar tearfully. The Indian Roads have always been under the scanner of the public. The government of India relentlessly puts forth an erroneous strategy of road development of the roads and ends up having dissatisfied and unhappy citizens. The Indian roads, filled with bumps and potholes disrupting the smooth travel experience for the commuters are the most cursed aspect of Indian civic society. Rupturing the civic society, the tale of Indian Roads is far beyond the bumps and the potholes. Many Economists state that a flawless infrastructure development strategy of Roads of a…
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Far Away from their Roots

Far Away from their Roots

Blog, Personal, Social
Is their life Glossy or Gloomy? A phone call which uncovered a deep wound, filled with blood stains of heart-wrenching emotions, pertaining to thousands like her. ‘A dreamy, fantasy filled, glossy life is what they believe, I live here in a foreign land’, utters with a wet eye, choking throat, with a subtle smile. Far away, little did they know, why and how, we are living a life, far away from our roots, in a foreign land, amidst the aliens? With a strange feeling and hundreds of unspoken words and emotions, the call ended abruptly, followed by text message of reconnecting, some time later. Alas! An Indian in Foreign Land. The days passed by, but the conversation lingered in my mind. There has been millions of instances, while I have…
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Being Blind… What are you blinded by?

Being Blind… What are you blinded by?

Blog, Social
Being Blind… What are you blinded by? A group of people knotted to each other for being blind. A small stick of its own kind assures the presence of their group and the conformity of the path. A regular scene experienced while crossing the roads near my house, questioned the inner inquisitive mind. An unparalleled conversation with those blinded people, who are suffering for no fault of theirs. A result of birth, accident, sexual harassment, etc., were some of their reasons of blindness. However, their vision of the inner self is far beyond the challenges of biological defect. Ignorance, neglect, fear, helplessness, distrust, uncertainty, weakness, etc., were some of the emotions common to all of them. Having said that, they were all happy and peaceful in their own world, sharing…
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Who says resolutions and goals don’t work after the first week of the New Year?

Who says resolutions and goals don’t work after the first week of the New Year?

Blog, Personal
Who says resolutions and goals don’t work after the first week of the New Year? A few years back, when Facebook was a new member of our social life, many people posted stating, No Resolutions, No Goals; Resolutions and Goals blind’s the realities of life; ‘Resolutions are tools of placebo effect’ etc. I was uncertain about those statements. To start the year, reading such messages, undoubtedly gulps a negative attitude into the readers. That’s when I decided to prove the same to myself, drafted and implemented SMART goals and resolutions. Now I ask all my readers, who says resolutions and goals don’t work after the first week of the New Year? A New Year is like writing a new chapter of your life with your own hands. It is an…
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A Thank You Note to My Readers

A Thank You Note to My Readers

Blog, Personal
[caption id="attachment_898" align="aligncenter" width="257"] Thank YOU Readers[/caption] A Flash Back into the Year 2016 A flash back into the year of 2016 reveals a life of potpourri of extreme of emotions. The first half of the year was filled with mundane routine, juggling between personal and professional errands. After a lot of efforts of impulsive outbursts of giving up and compromising moments, abandoning the ambience of uncomfortableness and crushing of the pulse of creativity, I quit my job. Post the decision, life blessed me with an energizing vacation to Leh-Ladak. The second half of the year, fused the stay at home syndrome, accompanied by persistent efforts to get a new job as per my criteria. However, life threw unexpected scenarios, powered by an emotionally draining experience of rejection. I reached…
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Cyclone Vardah – Revives the Colossal Impact of those Dreadful Days

Cyclone Vardah – Revives the Colossal Impact of those Dreadful Days

Blog, Environment, Science & Tech, Social
[caption id="attachment_739" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cyclone Vardah – Revives the Colossal Impact of those Dreadful Days[/caption] Cyclone Vardah – Revives the Colossal Impact of those Dreadful Days Off late, I refrain from early morning social media chats, whether it is Facebook, WhatsApp, etc., so that I do not ruin the first few fresh hours of the day. Today, it was different though. With the obligation to attend a call, I grasped that my mobile was overflowing with mammoth of messages. Most of the messages were about the Cyclone Vardah hitting the coastal areas of TamilNadu, the precautionary steps in case of flooding and a warning to stay safe and secured. In just a split of seconds, those messages recapped the colossal impact of the dreadful and devastating December month of 2015,…
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Forgiving – A Rare Virtue

Forgiving – A Rare Virtue

Blog, Relationship
[caption id="attachment_720" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Forgiving – A Rare Virtue[/caption] Forgiving – A Rare Virtue Few days back, I saw two small children hitting and fighting with each other. They did everything possible to satisfy their anger. The most amusing part was pulling each other’s hair. Seeing them fight, my childhood scenes were refreshed. The unceasing physical and verbal fights with my sister and endless patch ups were a regular scene in our house. Coming back to the present fight of these children, it seemed like a never ending battle. Then the divine angel, in the form of the mother came, gave one tight slap to both and all the fights came to a standstill. Both of them were instructed to say sorry and settle the quarrels with each other immediately.…
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What are they – gifts or dowry?

What are they – gifts or dowry?

Blog, Social
[caption id="attachment_717" align="aligncenter" width="300"] What are they – gifts or dowry?[/caption] What are they – gifts or dowry? ‘What are you giving her for the wedding? What are you giving your son in law for the wedding? What will my daughter in law, be getting from her lovely parents on her big day? What are we getting for your daughters special day? The gift given to her in laws must be very costly and exceptional, so that she leads a peaceful life. Do not forget to buy presents for all the extended family members of the groom’s side, so that they welcome and accept your daughter from the bottom of their heart. Are you planning to bring your son in law home in the already existing car or going to…
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An Open Letter to the most respected Society

An Open Letter to the most respected Society

Blog, Relationship, Social
[caption id="attachment_712" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Gender Equality[/caption] An Open Letter to the most respected Society Dear Society, At the outset, I would like to congratulate and thank you for priming some of your fragments as per the evolution. I came into this world empty handed. I appreciate what I have received as the byproducts of the societal evolution, in the form of closely knitted parents, siblings, extended families, and beautiful friendships for a lifetime, of course with specific disclaimers in every stage of life. In your society, men and women coexists. One is always dependent on the other. This is how the cycle of evolution leads generation after generation. This is nature’s phenomena, which even you as a society cannot eradicate. Having said that, gender discrimination between men and women, has…
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The True Colors of the Colorful Beauty Pageants

Blog, Social
[caption id="attachment_709" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The True Colors of the Colorful Beauty Pageants[/caption] The True Colors of the Colorful Beauty Pageants This is a tragic story of a small girl, hailing from a small village in India. The everyday tussle to mend the needs of her family, did not stop her from dreaming a magnanimous life. She had vibrant dreams of getting crowned with the titles of beauty pageants of the world. Many mocked at her when she expressed her dream to them. Some even dampened, by commenting about her murky skin color and ignored the sharp and attractive features. However, no societal snag could deter her from painting colorful dreams of life. After a lot of struggle, she cleared the state and national level selection of the beauty pageant. One step…
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