#BookReview: Scion Of Ikshvaku by Amish

#BookReview: Scion Of Ikshvaku by Amish

Indian mythology for me is reminiscent of all that I have read in the Amar Chitra Katha comics. The two Indian epics I know well are due to the good old television serials – Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayana’ and B.R.Chopra’s magnum opus ‘Mahabharata’. Then after decades came Indian author Amish Tripathi and his Shiva trilogy – ‘The immortals of Meluha’, ‘The secret of the Nagas’ and ‘The oath of the Vayuputras’. This series had me engrossed and catapulted me into a…

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Insights from an empowering event for women

Insights from an empowering event for women

“I never dreamt of success. I worked for it.” ~Estee Lauder Over the last many months, I have made it a conscious effort to attend several events related to professional growth and networking, in particular, women focused. Just two weeks back, I attended an exciting event for women entrepreneurs by Zone Startups India at the iconic building of the Bombay Stock Exchange. The event saw the launch of their accelerator program called ‘Empower’ for women entrepreneurs in India. There is…

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Teenage suicides over the Blue Whale challenge

Teenage suicides over the Blue Whale challenge

“Silence is sometimes the most powerful scream!” ~Anonymous Last few weeks, we have been reading of some shocking incidents of teen suicides due to the strong emergence of the online game called the ‘Blue Whale challenge’. Teenagers who seem depressed and lonely are falling easy prey to this fast-growing, horrifyingly dangerous challenge. It has taken the parenting and schooling fraternity in India and globally, completely by surprise. By the time they realize the gravity of the situation, it’s too late…

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The number of numbers in the blogging world

The number of numbers in the blogging world

In April 2017, I took part in my first #AtoZChallenge of blogging. A blogathon of sorts with 26 posts a month going up on the blog in an alphabetical order, one every day barring the weekends. It turned out to be a terrific experience for me. It was the first time I could see an increase in the number of visitors on my blog. I realized the value of regular blogging and the significance of numbers in the blogging world….

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Why is it so important to forgive?

Why is it so important to forgive?

“It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place because it frees you.” ~Tyler Perry Our eight-day annual Jain festival ‘Paryushan Parva’ just concluded. The essence of this holy period is to emphasise on our spiritual growth by means of fasting, prayers, soul-searching, self-study or svadhyaya and meditation. We abstain from eating all roots and green vegetables during this time in order to increase our spiritual vibrations. On…

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My first year of being a blogger

My first year of being a blogger

“Blogging is not rocket science, it’s about being yourself and putting what you have into it.” ~Anonymous How often do we make wish lists and write down our dreams. And yet, how often they remain just that on paper. But when we do see some of our deepest desires come to fruition, the thrill is incomparable. That’s how I felt when I created this blog last year – one amongst many of my wishes. The idea of this blog was…

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#BookReview 3: A to Z of Healing by Ishieta Chopra #BlogchatterEbooks

#BookReview 3: A to Z of Healing by Ishieta Chopra #BlogchatterEbooks

This April 2017, I took up my first challenge as a blogger – The A to Z challenge of blogging. Writing 26 posts in a month based on a theme, each post beginning from a letter of the alphabet and a new post to be posted everyday except Sundays. It was indeed an exciting challenge during which I discovered several diverse blogs and connected with many bloggers. At the end of it, I became an author with my first ebook:…

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#BookReview 2: Off Beats by Gayatri Gadre #BlogchatterEbooks

#BookReview 2: Off Beats by Gayatri Gadre #BlogchatterEbooks

Writing our first book can be such a pleasure, what with having earned the label of becoming an author! As a part of the #BlogchatterEBookCarnival, each of us authors have to pick 3 ebooks for reviews on our blog. My first review was of the eBook ‘Writing Tools’ by Cheryl Sterling: #EBook Review Here’s presenting my second review for the #BlogchatterEBookCarnival with the ebook ‘Off Beats’ by Gayatri Gadre. Why I chose this ebook for review: Travel is one of my…

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Domestic violence is not just physical violence: #ALetterToHer

Domestic violence is not just physical violence: #ALetterToHer

“Your story could be the key that unlocks someone else’s prison. Don’t be afraid to share it.” ~unknown Just happened to read this quote as I begin to write this post for the Womens Web Blogathon on domestic violence: What letter would you write to a woman subjected to domestic violence? My letter to ‘her’… Dear Me Here you are, writing about the subject that you have discreetly kept under wraps. Something that had occurred in your life and yet…

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How writing can help the healing process

How writing can help the healing process

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” ~Anne Frank Recently, a dear friend of ours lost their little baby just a few days after her birth. In spite of a healthy pregnancy, the baby had suffered severe brain damage. She was kept under treatment in possibly the best neo-natal intensive care unit in the country, yet ironically her recovery was beyond the finest team of doctors. The family had been distraught to…

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