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Why do we never have enough money?

Money

“I really need to start saving. By the middle of every month, my bank balance goes to zero” 

“My credit card always seems to be in negative balance. It’s a struggle to save any money in this city.” 

“Wow! I have sent so much in just a few days. The salary day is still more than 20 days away. I wonder how we will survive until then.” 

I am sure you all may have heard or exclaimed any of the above and more at different times of your life anywhere across the world. The cost of living in most of the big cities is definitely rising as the years pass by. Due to the economic slowdown in many parts of the planet, the salaries and the availability of jobs is surely not rising as fast. But is it still so difficult to save a ‘decent’ amount per month?

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5 reasons am thankful for technology..

5 reasons am thankful for technology..

Whether we accept it or not, the technology at our disposal has made our world a smaller place in more ways than one. While there are positives and negatives for everything, I would still like to think positively as far as technology is concerned.

Skype, Facebook, WhatsApp, Weibo, Tencent, WeChat, Vkontakte, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and what not have provided us more ways than one to keep in touch with our near and dear ones. They help us remember and understand the likes, dislikes, where our loved ones are going, what they are doing and everything else happening in their lives. While on one hand, this may reflect on intruding someone’s privacy, on the other hand, this does play a role in bringing people closer whether in love, friendship or family relations. As they say “distance makes the heart grow fonder”.

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Life by the window seat

Life by the window seat

Sometimes it makes you lose yourself amidst the clouds.

Sometimes it takes you to lush green fields and valleys.

Sometimes it takes you to mountains far and beyond.

Sometimes it gives you a sneak peak of the coastline.

Sometimes you experience the day and a lot of light all around while at other times its the night and only the loneliness and the darkness that sticks around with you.

Sometimes you see the snowy winter while at others times you feel the hot summer or the monsoons.

Sometimes it takes you to a world you have only dreamt of.

Sometimes it makes you forget your emotions and brings a smile on your face.

Sometimes it makes you think of your troubles and brings a tear to your eyes.

Life by the window seat is sure to give you all these experiences and more.

Linking to #MyFriendAlexa 

The Indian Blogger Awards 2017

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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