Five Sentence Fiction: What a day it was..

Getting the job
Getting the job


“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?


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



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..


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


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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Microblog Mondays: The test of endurance

For those who know me, they will surely know how much I love tales of endurance, human spirit and the will to survive in the toughest of conditions. And that is why I have been a big fan of movies like Everest, Gravity, 127 hours and books like Miracle in the Andes to name a few.

I recently watched a documentary called Touching the Void which is the story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates who scaled the Siula Grande in the Andes in 1985. While they scaled the 6,300m peak in about 3 days, the journey back was almost nearly fatal. As soon as the decent began, Joe broke his leg and Simon had to make sure that both he and his friend came down together since they had tied the rope to each other when they had started and one’s death meant almost a fatal plunge for the other.

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Top 10 things to do in Greenland

Greenland - A place with so many natural wonders
Greenland – A place with so many natural wonders


With an area of more than 2 million sq km’s, Greenland is considered as the largest island in the world. But just about 20% of this area is ice-free where the 56000 residents of the country reside. To give some perspective, there are only 0.03 people per square kilometer making Greenland the least densely populated country in the world.

I have always been enamoured with Greenland considering it’s large tracts of emptiness and it’s location far away from the rest of the world (it’s about 1300 kms away from the nearest landmass). While I generally write personalized travel posts, Greenland’s beauty encouraged me to research more about the country and plan a travel itinerary.

Tourism is just beginning to grow in the country and therefore I have listed the top 10 things to do or see in this mysterious land.

1) Northern Lights

Northern Lights
Northern Lights


Like the rest of Scandinavia, parts of Siberia and more, Northern lights (or Aurora Borealis) is one of the prime attractions if you are in the country between November to March. Qaqortoq, Ittoqqortoormiit and Kangerlussuaq are the best places to see this phenomenon. These lights occur due to the sun’s electrically charged particles colliding with the earth’s atoms in the atmosphere. Moreover, it is said that Greenland is the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights.

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