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The obsession over 10,000 steps

The Obsession over 10,000 steps

With the advent of smartwatches, the obsession over the ‘no of steps’ one has completed in a day has hit the roof. More and more people are looking to the “Fitbit’s” and the “iWatch’s” in the hope of ensuring they reach the magic ‘10,000’ step mark. It seems as though fitness and having an active lifestyle is now being defined by the number of steps one completes in a day.

Devices like these have definitely ensured that fitness has probably become more mainstream than it ever was. What started from pedometers has moved on to smart devices, apps and even competitions for fitness. All of it has further emphasized that a good fitness regimen is the secret of a happy life.

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100 word fiction: Determination

100 word fiction: Determination

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“Hey Judy, what are you waiting for? Just close your eyes and take the leap of faith into the water.” She remembered her coach’s words from a few years ago.

Suffering from a weak heart and a host of other medical conditions over the years, Judy had given up hope of living a normal life let alone dream of getting into the swimming pool.

But with her steely determination, support from her family and her team of doctors, she began her process of recovery so much so that she could go on to represent her state at the Swimming Championships.

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

Microblog Mondays: Another year goes by..

Another year goes by..

Another year of natural and man – made disasters goes by..

Another year of increasing crime goes by..

Another year goes by with increasing temperatures across the planet..

Another year goes by with false promises by politicians in power..

Another year of decreasing human interaction and increasing online interaction goes by..

This is one way of remembering the year gone by. Or…

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Wordless Wednesday: Greenery in all its hues

Greenery in all its hues

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

– Khalil Gibran

Linking to Wordless Wednesday

Thursday Tree Love – Greenery at the Königsallee

Greenery at the Königsallee

Königsallee in Dusseldorf with its extensive list of fashion stores and retail chains is one of the most upscale districts in Europe. It has a canal running through its center with a lot many trees on either side.

This pic was taken in the Summer of 2018 when the drought in Europe was still at its peak. So you can imagine even after that, how green this place looks.

Linking to Thursday Tree love, a photo feature on Parul’s blog. 

100 word fiction: The experiment

The experiment

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“God knows what do you do sitting in that bloody stone house all day long. I am tired of you not having any time for us.”

“Whatever I am doing is only to see you guys happy.”

“Oh really? So why don’t you tell me? Why are you so secretive?”

“I have told you numerous times that you will get to know when you have to. Why do you keep nagging me all the time.”

And she walked off in a huff. Little did Karen know that Rick was planning an experiment that was going to change their lives forever.

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

#TheBlindList – A blind date with the world

TheBlindList - A blind date with the world

Who doesn’t love the unknown? Who doesn’t love the mystery of travelling and exploring a new place? Who doesn’t love the delight in meeting people from different and trying out a variety of cuisines? What if I tell you, that you are going on a blind date with the world to some far off place which may or may not be in your bucket list, how would you react? Nervous? Scared? Apprehensive? Excited?

If someone were to take me to a place I haven’t even researched one bit, I would initially be nervous for sure wondering where am I going. But once I reach there, it would be a delight to explore by going with the flow. For many of us, its important to research all the hotspots of any location before we visit. It ensures that there are no surprises. But for others like me, while some research is fine, I like to keep my agenda fairly open. I feel that it’s important to get in the mood to see the sights and sounds. In my view if one just sticks to a specific planned itinerary, then the real fun of a trip is lost. It feels more like a course which needs to get done with rather than a trip to explore the unknown.

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Why is sexual harassment an important issue?

Sexual Harassment

Since the last couple of years, the #MeToo movement has been gaining momentum across the planet. Tarana Burke, an African American women activist had coined the term when she failed to respond and comfort a 13 yr old sexual assault victim. Tarana hoped that she could have just said “MeToo” when the victim confided in her.

While it’s taken a long time coming, the movement has finally reached India and exploded at breakneck speed through Twitter and other social media platforms. It seems as though everyone has some or the other skeleton in their closet which seems to be tumbling out day by day. Obviously this has given rise to the fact that there could be fake allegations amidst the real victims as well.

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100 word fiction: Showpiece

100 word fiction: Showpiece

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“It’s such a pleasure living in a house where everyone takes care of the plants as if their life depends on it. Though we are nothing more than a showpiece sitting in this bowl, we are given water and nutrients on a daily basis.”

“I completely agree. This is surely so much better than where I lived previously. My caretaker rarely watered me so much so that I had lost all my energy and was quite literally on the verge of death.”

The two leaves were lost in thoughts of their own as the time for some food was nigh.

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

Guest Post: How useful are the modern educational applications?

Educational Applications

UPSC, IAS or IES seek the best of best candidates through its tough examinations to staff some of the highest posts in government departments. Once a year, these exams take place and people from all-over the country apply for it. It takes place in three phases – the General Studies papers, the main paper and the personal interview. Candidates who make the best impression in all three are selected for recruitment.

If you are an aspiring examinee for this year’s UPSC or IAS exams, you probably know by now how difficult it is to crack it. Even after months of tireless preparation and studying, one might not succeed. It is one thing to appear in the test and take the exam. But the preparation for it is a completely different thing. It requires complete devotion and concentration on the candidate’s behalf to prepare themselves for the UPSC or IAS exams, especially if they want to get a higher rank. But it is easier said than done.

To help you out, there are numerous coaching centres spread across the country, which will systematically guide you through the preparatory process. Many candidates are nowadays choosing  e-learning portals and education apps over the traditional tutors for their guidance. But are they really useful? Let’s find out.

1. You find exactly what you want

When you are learning from study materials and other sources, you have to be the best judge of what you should study and what you should not. Chances are, you might miss out on something or read something extra that you did not need to for the examination. The educational apps are made keeping in mind the exact examination or subject you want to prepare and what you need to prepare for the exam. The UPSC based applications will guide you very specifically in this matter.

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