Success is your benchmark and not the world’s

  Success has a different connotation for all. It isn’t tangible , we can’t touch, see, or hear it but we all want and crave for it. What’s so alluring about it. Its more of the outward glow of money, fame, recognition, awards, a high lifestyle, being up there on the stage and people looking up to you as their ideal, a hero. Each one of us wishes and desires this glorifying moment. We are so blinded by this

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Dance like a Dervish…

Dance like a Dervish…

  “When I am silent, I fall into that place where everything is music. Jalalad-DīnMohammadRumi   dance with fervor  dance like a dervish,    enjoy the mystique  unravel the mystery,   seek the moor,  anchor your ship,   feel the emptiness of a gushing wind, feel the gentle caress of the Zephyr,     seek the treasure trove of  love,  seek the inner divine    dance with fervor  dance like a dervish   -Anonymous  My first

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CHASING MEDIA MAVERICKS – THE GAME CHANGERS …

CHASING MEDIA MAVERICKS – THE GAME CHANGERS …

  “Social media has many potential positives, including expressing identity and maintaining human connections, we have to maximize these positives and mitigate the negatives.” – Anonymous Of all the Social mediums present  -Instagram the micro-blogging site has a bonanza of publicity for both bloggers and photographers alike. It captures real life unicorns bringing out the finer nuances.It has succeeded in changing and improving the way the world communicates and shares. Someone has rightly said that the

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Say what you need to say…

Say what you need to say…

Say what you need to say… Gayatri looked through the glass pane, she saw Vikram playing with Dia, and both were deeply engrossed in solving the intricacies of a puzzle. Dia, her daughter, was that ray of sunshine that bounced off the sea waves, straight into her heart .She wondered why Vikram was taking so much interest in them, spending so much time with her. She hid herself behind the bookshelves least either of them

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PADMAN

PADMAN

‘God is in the small details’ – would be an apt description for this movie called Padman, Laxmikant Chauhan is obsessed with making the perfect sanitary pad for his wife , sisters , women of his village in fact for the women of his country at a very subsidized price of Rs.2… He feels it is every woman’s right to hygiene for those crucial 5 days of the month as they are susceptible to infection.

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Curing Aarti

Curing Aarti

Shopping Mania Aarti had a ‘one stop solution ‘for all her problems – shopping. She “shopped till she dropped” would be a metaphor befitting her status. She would be seen leaving the malls, her maid, and her driver following her with the bags. She was a shopaholic, giving paramount importance to retail therapy, anything and everything acted as an emotional trigger for her. By the time Aditya ,her husband would be back from the work,

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It’s ok not to be okk

It’s ok not to be okk

It’s ok not to be ok Come mid-week of December, social media was rife with rife with the reports of a 17-year-old missing boy. He came from an educated, upper-middle-class background, living in an upscale neighborhood. Having children in the same age group added to the tension of all the parents in our school groups, we all waited with trepidation for the news of his well-being. Great efforts were put in to trace his mobile,

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From Flab to Fab

From Flab to Fab

Is Flab Fab? Rhea took one more bite of the chocolate, “One more last time, before I go on my diet, keep up with the nutritionist’s mandate”. Rhea had gone from fab to flab after marriage; her self-image had taken a severe beating with the piling pounds. She had gained a sizeable amount of weight post her pregnancy, opting for a work from home option over a regular 9-5 job, attending to the whims and

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Nandini –An empty Cup

Nandini –An empty Cup

  Nandini was obsessed with her family, she wanted a spic and span home , the children sent off to their school and classes on schedule , their assignments submitted on time , her husband and children’s health and daily diet her top priority .         Striving for excellence….     Nandini always associated superior performance at work place with good work ethics and strength of character. She believed that anything short of perfection was

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Durga – Girl Uninterrupted

Durga – Girl Uninterrupted

 We were strolling the banks of the river Ganges, under the celestial sky, mesmerized by the floating diyas (little lamps lighted and let loose in the Ganges by devotees), meandering the course of the river, as we neared the Sai Mandir, at Triveni Ghat we met this little chit of a girl, who was selling little dough balls to feed the fish who taught us a few of life’s priceless lessons. All of us bought

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Drop the “I”

Drop the “I”

Anju was a hard taskmaster; discipline and perfection was the fulcrum of her life. She was nothing short of a martinet when it came to running the women’s home leaving no scope for mistakes. Then one day, in walked Nandini, the new inmate with a smile that would light up a million hearts. Nandini with her amiable nature and light-hearted banter brought joy to the women’s home. The otherwise morbid atmosphere in the women’s home

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Zeniths And Nadirs –The oscillation between the highs and lows of life.

Zeniths And Nadirs –The oscillation between the highs and lows of life.

  Dissipation of Ego It is often said a seeker reaches the zenith of his spiritual achievements only when the ego disappears, the disappearance of Ego brings out the true Divine self.The same can be applied in the material world; when one reaches the pinnacle of success in a holistic manner, the inner peace which reflects in one’s aura is undeniable. That is the reason we often see successful people turning into philanthropists, once their

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A Sister from another Mother….

A Sister from another Mother….

                Friend Zone I must confess that the term ‘sister in law ‘ never fascinated me. All through my life I have been a people’s person, making friends as I traversed from one stage of life to another, there were the “chaddi buddies”, then there were the “school cronies”, then came the “college cronies “ and next were the “office colleagues”. To summarize there was no dearth of

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Amour-propre

Amour-propre

A Relationship with Oneself Relationships are like a book. It takes a few seconds to burn but it takes years to write. So write it with tender , love, and care and never let it burn. –  Love is the nourishment that every soul starves and cherishes. When we talk about the art of nourishing oneself with love; Osho says that there is no art involved as there is no effort.The more you love and

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Dance Away Merrily…

Dance Away Merrily…

Today morning a butterfly with psychedelic hues was flitting, flaunting its beautiful wings in my kitchen.It must have been trapped in the confines of my home when the windows must have shut for the night. I enjoyed its merry dance as it flitted from one object to the other; in my humongous kitchen, pondering a bit on the microwave handle, preening a bit on the matka (Indian cool pot).As I got busy in my morning to-do chores,

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Vive La Difference

Vive La Difference

Though all society is founded on intolerance, all improvement is founded on tolerance. George Bernard Shaw In recent times the intolerance debate has become surcharged with people taking strong positions. So, is intolerance on the rise in India? In wake of the recent killings, lynching; one can call launch a tirade against the crusaders, but that will be like adding fuel to the raging fire of intolerance. Without taking any position on whether or not

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