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The darkest day of her life…

Sexual Assault: Darkest day of her life

That had to be the darkest day of her life.

That was the day when she was told that she needed to dress in a certain way to protect herself.

That was the day when she felt naked despite being fully clothed.

That was the day when she saw a mob of hungry men on the prowl for their prey.

That was the day when she saw people recording videos of assaults rather than helping the victims.

That was the day when she wished every mother had taught her son to respect women.

That was the day when she realized that we have regressed as a society.

Linking to Blogchatter Prompt: That day

Thankful to be in the blogging world

Thankful for being a part of the blogging world

Bloggers have so much to be thankful for. From having the platform to express themselves on any and every topic under the sun to attaining celebrity status for their writing exploits, there’s a lot happening in the blogging world these days.

Power of the written word

Bloggers can freely express their thoughts into words on any topic of their choice. Their blog is their personal space where they can easily voice their opinions without having to worry about word limits or being politically and diplomatically correct (sadly this is changing a lot these days).

Social causes

With an increasingly volatile world, bloggers have slowly but surely become the voice of various social campaigns like the social prejudices and abuse against women, the myths about AIDS, the effects of global warming and more. A lot many people have started to take bloggers quite seriously.

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Journey to a self hosted blog

Blogging Journey to a self hosted blog

Blogging Journey

It’s been 7.5 years since I began blogging. When I started my journey, blogging was just about penning down my thoughts and feelings. It simply felt like an online diary where I could rant about anything and everything under the sun. It’s taken lot of hard yards on the road to a self hosted blog.

Slowly, I realized the importance of comments, shares, likes, having a social media presence and so on. It was all about making oneself heard. Blogging was no more a pastime among a select few which was the case in the early 2000s in India. It seemed as though almost everyone was rushing to open a blog. But then, more than 90% of them remained dormant after a few posts. In this clutter, one had to make an effort to be heard and seen.

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Begin today. Begin now!

It's never too late for a new beginning..

It’s never too late for a new beginning..

Source: https://quotefancy.com/quote/953390/Robin-S-Sharma-You-can-t-win-unless-you-first-begin-So-start-now

Begin the course you had always wanted to do.

Begin the certification you had thought would give you the edge amongst your peers.

Begin writing the novel you had always wanted to pen down.

Begin converting your thoughts into words and give your dormant blog a new lease of life.

Begin traveling to the different destinations you had always dreamt of.

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7 people I am thankful for..

There are so many individuals or groups of them who make a difference in our lives in various ways. While we genuinely feel for some of them, there are many others who we detest and would never like to meet again.

Moreover, it’s not necessary that you have to meet people for them to make a difference in your lives. I see that your surprised. So let’s quickly get down to penning the list.

Family: 

We are what we are because of our family. They are the ones who bring us up, teach us the values of good and bad, bear our tantrums and help in moulding us into good human beings.

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Why is speaking English important?

Speaking English can take you places

Speaking English can take you places

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There was a time when speaking English was associated with a person’s status and financial standing in Indian and many other societies around the world. But the times are changing fast. English is slowly but surely becoming one of the most widely spoken languages on the planet.

While Chinese and Spanish are the top two most widely spoken languages in numbers, English which comes in third in the list is one of the most widely accepted among the global market whether on the business or political landscape. While many countries give importance to their own languages like German, Japanese, Russian etc., even in these countries English is regarded as a 2nd language which is an important criterion to move higher up the career ladder in any multi-national organization.

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India’s Demonetization Exercise: 5 Eye Openers

India's demonetization exercise

India’s demonetization exercise

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Since 8th November 2016 when the Indian Prime Minister made the dramatic announcement to de-legalize Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in order to fight the huge problem of black money in the country, there have been views and counter views of all and sundry on each and every move associated with this major exercise.

While there is a lot of support among the general public, there are a lot many dissenting voices too with opinions ranging from the bizarre to ones that are much more thoughtful and balanced. Whatever be the case, this has been the major topic of discussion in news rooms, at bus stops, at shopping malls, at markets, at restaurants, at movie theaters, at hospitals and almost any either place you could think of.

Rather than going into the pros and cons of this move, I will list down a few eye openers regarding this exercise.

86% of cash

Before 8th November, did you all know that 86% (Rs 14 trillion) of the cash flow in India consisted of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes? This high percentage is also one of the key reasons that we have more than 90% transactions in India in cash making it a cash based economy. Now if I think of it, I almost always struggled to get Rs 100 notes from ATMs. There was always a constant need to get change from the nearest shop once the cash was withdrawn.

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Movie character I would like to play..

Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad

Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad

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There are so many of us who eat, sleep and drink movies all the time be it Bollywood or Hollywood. We dream of living the characters, their lives, having lavish lifestyles like theirs and more. There are so many moments when we laugh and cry along with them. In those 3 hours, we live through their lives many a time thinking aloud on how life would be if it were a movie.

If I had the chance to be a character in a movie, I would look no further than Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad or Rancho from the 2009 Bollywood smashit 3 Idiots. The flick raises several issues in a satirical way on our education system like rote learning and the lack of application of the theoretical concepts in general work-life.

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A habit am proud of..

Blogging - A way of life

Blogging – A way of life

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Rewind about 13 years and you would see me writing a few small editorial columns for Times of Oman – the largest daily in the Sultanate of Oman. At that time, I only wrote a few opinion pieces here and there and when they actually got published, I was delighted enough to cut each of the articles carefully and store them in my personal file.

As the years went by, I became a part of a few editorial committees of college fests but didn’t really write much in the true sense of the word. It’s only when I started my blog in 2009 that I actually discovered my real passion for writing and expressing my thoughts about anything and everything under the sun.

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The art of being yourself..

Be Yourself

Be Yourself

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There’s constant pressure on us by friends, family or our peers to be someone else. It all starts from the point of improving oneself in relation to the competition. While some level of competition is good, things get to a head when this is replaced by a craziness to improve something which doesn’t actually need any changing.

While we are always taught to be better at what we do and keep improving constantly, there always comes a time when a line has to be drawn. That is the time when it has to be recognized that there’s only a certain level of excellence which an individual can reach. That excellence maybe exhibited differently in different individuals. If that is changed too much, then things can only get worse for everyone involved.

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