Transition of Thoughts

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Month: October 2016

Movie Review – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

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Directed by Karan Johar and starring Aishwarya Rai, Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor in lead roles, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) released this weekend after all the controversy it generated in the last few months. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

Ayan (Ranbir) is a rich dude who ‘seems’ to be pursuing MBA  (or Mere Baap ki Arzoo as he says) and has so much money that he travels on his personal jet. Alizeh (Anushka) is a young woman who is sorted and knows what she wants in love and friendship.

Saba (Aishwarya) is a poetess who is divorced and ends up falling for Ayan. Are Ayan and Alizeh just friends or more? Will Saba get the happiness she wants? Will love triumph over friendship? The rest of the movie talks about all this and more.

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100 word fiction: The wall..

The wall

The wall

PHOTO PROMPT © Peter Abbey

The wall had been the source of bloodshed and anger between the two nations for years.

It had split families apart on either side.

It had been witness to umpteen deaths, destruction and unprovoked firing resulting in a high number of casualties in different incidents.

The people on either side of the wall had different beliefs, virtues and principles so much so that the two nations were as different as chalk and cheese in their foreign policy matters, economy and global standing.

The Korean wall was successful in splitting the North and South at both a physical and people-to-people level.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

 

100 word fiction: Zero – An opportunity or a curse?

 

Zero - An opportunity or a curse?

Zero – An opportunity or a curse?

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“You weren’t able to score a run in today’s game. Your technique against the moving ball seemed quite awful.”

“While I accept my mistakes in today’s game, I see it as an opportunity to improve the next time around.”

The southpaw had a spectacular introduction into cricket a few years ago with a swashbuckling century. He had subsequently gone on to score runs against a variety of opposition.

Having been there and done that, he knew that crests and troughs were part of any cricketer’s job. And he would get out of the run scoring drought sooner rather than later.

Indispire Edition 144: Write a post on 0 (Zero). Write anything- humour, short story, haiku, poem, or a memory.

Blogging conversations & more..

Blogging has more often that not been considered a solo activity which we all engage in at different times. Some do it for a living while others do it as a passion. But what is common is the love for the written word. It’s the love for converting one’s thoughts and views into words.

What if this love and passion brings bloggers together on a common platform?

What if the common platform allows bloggers from various walks of life to converse with each other?

What if the conversations lead to a variety of thoughts, stories and posts?

What if these posts lead to extended friendships and more collaborations in the blogosphere?

What if these collaborations lead to national and international fame?

What if the fame leads to personal delight?

Blogbuddy @Blogchatter (India’s first weekly twitter chat and now a growing blogger community) provides all this and more. With it’s gamut of writing prompts, challenges and contests, Blogbuddy provides a fantastic opportunity to expand one’s blogger friend network and make a name in the blogosphere out there.

I am a Blogbuddy with Blogchatter

Expecto Patronum

Five Sentence Fiction: What a day it was..

Getting the job

Getting the job

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“You seem so depressed as if the world around you has collapsed completely.”

“I have been giving interview after interview but haven’t been able to crack even one of them so much so that now I have started doubting my own capabilities.”

“Dude! This is just the start of placements and there are so many more companies which will be coming in the next few weeks.

Rohan was advising Sam to keep the faith and if he continued working hard the results would show up.

On the next interview day, for the first time since the start of placements, Sam decided to call his parents for their blessings and by the end of the day he had finally bagged the job he so badly wanted.

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

What makes you a hero?

What makes you a hero?

What makes you a hero?

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A hero is a someone who has achieved greatness in something and has the courage to be different compared to the rest and thus avoids joining the bandwagon. A hero goes one step further to make a difference in people’s lives to see them smile and remain happy.

There are so many heroes we find each and everyday around us. The soldiers fighting at the border against our enemies are heroes. They don’t sleep for nights and stay away from their families for months just so that we can sleep happily at night.

The various activists and social workers who have dedicated their life to protect children, needy women, families from hunger, providing them basic necessities and more are heroes. Rather than worrying about the comforts in their lives, they dedicate their lives to help and support others in need just so that they can see a smile on people’s faces.

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Guest Post: Botswana – Safari trip of a lifetime

Botswana

Botswana

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2016 is a big year for Botswana because it celebrates 50 years of independence. There are lots of incredible destinations adventure seekers must check out while in Botswana. Located in the heart of southern Africa, the country prides itself with some of the most striking and fascinating landscapes and points of interest in Africa.

Its flatness and high aridity make it ideal for a safari. Most people live in the east side of the country where there’s plenty of rain in the summer and the weather is not that harsh on the locals. Kalahari Desert covers three quarters of Botswana; but there’s more to this destination than just sand and high temperatures. The Okavango Delta, the abundant wildlife, welcoming people and thrilling sights make Botswana an incredibly entertaining and convenient place to visit for a fantastic safari experience.

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100 word fiction: The hurricane..

Lamps

Lamps

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“I guess the guys at the meteorological observatory were finally right this time. The storm seems to have begun after all.”

“Thanks son for buying all the groceries yesterday evening. Looks like we are in for the long haul this weekend.”

Just as the mother and son were discussing the incoming hurricane, the electricity went off. The Smith’s had prepared for hurricanes for years but this time it seemed for real.

They lit up the two oil lamps and got back to setting the house in order. They didn’t want to be left red faced in terms of their preparedness.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Microblog Mondays: Can pollution be reversed?

It's becoming difficult to freely breathe in our clogged cities

It’s becoming difficult to freely breathe in our clogged cities

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We all keep cribbing about pollution of all kinds from air pollution to noise pollution each and every day of our lives. With many of India’s cities in the top 10 most polluters on the planet, we are used to smoky air for breathing and noise many decibels higher than what our ear drums are generally used to hearing.

There have been numerous awareness campaigns and initiatives to reverse or stop polluting the surroundings. From planting trees to using renewable energy like wind energy, hydroelectric power, solar energy and nuclear power, from using public transport to the odd – even car policy in Delhi, there’s a lot which has been done for our future generations to breathe clean air and live a life free from all the noise around us.

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