Ending is Beginning

Wanna a life that ends in fun, That ends happy, That ends fulfilled? Live it in fun, Live it happy, Live it fulfilled! But don’t forget to start it in fun, Start it happy, Start it fulfilled! When you sow a seed, A tree is born, The tree gives fruits That contain the seeds For you to sow So that a tree is grown. Summer comes, Siphons the water, The earth becomes parched, Thirst for

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His name was Siddhartha.

His name was Siddhartha. After the Prince from a long ago who had walked out of his palace, his household and his inheritance to find himself… A search that began with Siddhartha and ended after a countless cycle of rebirths under an Ashvattha, a Sacred Fig, Tree… Meanwhile, before he set out on his quest, nothing made sense to Siddhartha any more. In the palace, with the family or in the empire. It was either a

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My Life Transformation

When life is at its toughest, someone suddenly enters, and then totally transforms it. This is exactly what happened when I met Vinita Vyas To understand my situation, we need to go back to little over a year ago, to early 2018. I had finished a series of training programs and was very much looking to take things to the next level. What I needed was guidance, direction and support. Now that is a really

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Grandma’s Tales: From Steam Buses To Volvos, It’s Been Quite A Journey

Grandma’s Tales: From Steam Buses To Volvos, It’s Been Quite A Journey

Conversation is quite the key to a lot of interesting knowledge, and that’s something that I often savour during conversations with my grandmother. She’s part of a generation that has lived in the pre-Independence days of India right up to today’s world of Virtual Reality. The trigger to this blog post was a conversation we had some time ago while driving down a national highway. Plush air-conditioned buses, seats located high above the ground practically

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Bonded For Life!

Bonded For Life!

Ringggg… my mobile buzzed, defying the serenity of the sparkling snow-clad peak of Apharwat, Gulmarg. I reached for my phone wondering who it is, disturbing the absolute peace at 14000 ft… A call from the airline canceling our flight back to Delhi the next day pushed me back to the reality. Slowly, absorbing the news, I decided to inform this to my husband and daughter after reaching Srinagar. Seeing them playing blissfully in the snow,

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The Awakening !!

THE AWAKENING!! Miles to go !! Wear Smiles on the go!! Miles will not seem long with smiles on the go! Life is full of tests like in a game Play it well and get the trophies u name! Smile while u take the test Wear your winning attitude and in almighty leave the rest!! With zest, look forward to solve While at it, trust the almighty and yourself, with will to resolve!! Once during

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LIFE IS A SOJOURN !

LIFE IS A SOJOURN !

By PRATIBHA BADURKAR   Life is unpredictable! Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor..! The sudden death of veteran actor reveals uncertainty of life! The fragility of life is proved again…! Newspapers, social media, TV channels were flooded with comments like above after demise of renowned actress Sridevi. Ever since  I got the news of her death and received several messages on uncertainty or unpredictable nature of life; I am thinking, “Is life  really

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From my Diary’s page!

From my Diary’s page!

Waiting until the heart quake Beneath my flash I yelled from the puddle of boiling blood, Stirring my thoughts, Perishing disappointment, I looked for a slith to have a breath, As I realized that I must live, I must not die, I must see what I am! A deadly journey killing my wise cells! Needs to come back to an end, I waited, went on waiting, Digesting all stale insights of mind, Untill the dawn,

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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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Life, And Death… The Unending Circle

Life, And Death… The Unending Circle

This is a small peice of introspective thought I wrote 2 years ago… still think about it; do let me know what you feel!   Another year… Another Month… and Another Day… Yet another tragedy strikes close to me and my family, leaving us behind…leaving my mind in a turmoil, with questions and observations crashing through my mind as I attempt to come to terms with the larger questions relating to the purpose of life,

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Getting Back To Childlike Optimism!

Getting Back To Childlike Optimism!

Being a mother of two, one two-legged human offspring and another four-legged adopted offspring, I am privileged enough to see hopefulness and optimism all around in abundance. We all know children are amazingly optimistic people; they are firm believers that we need all around us. Interestingly, our four-legged daughter, the golden retriever – Whiskey, is the most optimistic among them. My daughter would still give up sometimes, but Whiskey will never ever give up. Her

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When Suicide Becomes a Daily Thought!

When Suicide Becomes a Daily Thought!

Have you ever wondered how will be the life of a person who thinks of taking their life every single day? Have you ever thought how does it feel like living in darkness even if someone is standing under full sunlight? Have you ever pondered over a person who is surrounded by so many friends yet so lonely? Yes, these are some of the thoughts that goes inside the mind of a person who is

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My Encounter with Shi-va

My Encounter with Shi-va

Right from the start, I was of a religious blend of mind. Visiting temples, saying my morning and evening prayers, reciting shlokas, observing fasts, staying clear of alcohol and non-vegetarian meals on certain days, etc. This was taught to me by my parents and society. I used to do all this as a matter of habit, without understanding the real purpose. One day, I visited a dear friend of mine who introduced me to the

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Happily Ever After

I love vicariously through lovers on the streets, basking in their smiles and borrowing their blushes. Reminiscing the days when we were once a thing, without a worry of the world and destiny at our feet. Rollickingly exuberant – freshly fallen in love. The world was just us and we were all of the world. “Never one without the other”, said our immature hearts, till fate played a spoilsport and drew us apart. My joy

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LIFE : PERCEPTION V/S REALITY

LIFE : PERCEPTION V/S REALITY

  Pratibha Badurkar 16.12.2017   Received above picture on WhatsApp.  What is first thought came to your mind after seeing above picture?  When I asked this question to friends, following are answers  by them or they perceived the picture as – Fate of every woman is same, particularly in Rural India. Their journey starts for struggling and ends with carrying water. Good coordination among these women.  They are handling the pot very well ! There

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Metamorphosis to Spirituality!

Metamorphosis to Spirituality!

When you are born in a religious Bengali Brahmin family, you grow up believing in religion wholeheartedly. My parents are religious. My mother offers Puja to the god every single day. My father chants Gayatri Mantra daily after bath. They believe praying to Lord Ganesha and Kaali Mata before leaving the house brings good luck. It’s only normal for me to be religious. In fact I grew up as a Religious kid, believing in doing

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An experience on a rainy and tiring day!

An experience on a rainy and tiring day!

Rains in Bangalore is a normal phenomenon. It brings the greatest joy, at the same time cripples life in such an extent that traffic becomes monstrous, stranding people all over the place and creating utter chaos all over the place. It was just another day when I had gone to Ridhani’s production unit and was going to be late from work. Generally the days I am at the production unit, my day gets extended. That

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CHANGE YOUR EMOTIONS : CHANGE YOUR LIFE ! Part I

CHANGE YOUR EMOTIONS : CHANGE YOUR LIFE ! Part I

Emotions affect our Health :   ‘I Find That Resentment, Criticism, Guilt And Fear Cause More Problems Than Anything Else’ – Louise Hay   Health is an important factor of our life. But if we look around, we observe illness/diseases are increasing, our medical bills are increasing clinics and hospitals are flooded with patients.  Why? Few of you may say due to change in lifestyle, few may say changed food habits, few will blame increasing

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