Sunday, August 14, 2022

The Curse of Kuldhara #BookReview #TBRChallenge @richasmukherjee #TheCurseOfKuldhara #BookChatter @HarperCollinsIN @BlackInk_Books @blogchatter

'The Curse of Kuldhara' is a very interesting and entertaining fiction curated by Richa S. Mukherjee. It is so entertaining that a web series is going to be made on it soon, as the book cover reveals. When the style of writing the story is such that it binds the reader with the story in such a way that the reader is compelled to finish this 320-page novel in one, then the credit really goes to its author. Same happened with me. Once I started its first chapter, then I took my breath only after finishing its 64 chapters. So engrossing, entertaining, and binding the book is. Another great feature of this author is that the chapters of The Curse of Kuldhara have been kept very small. Each chapter is very crisp and specific. A lot is happening in this novel. From beginning to end.

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The special thing is that its plot is not easy to guess. That is why perhaps it keeps a constant curiosity for its readers. I will not tell much about the story because I want everyone who reads it to enjoy it as much as I did. If the story is strong and its characters are well composed, then it is icing on the cake for a novel. Although I was not aware of KKPL (Kanpur Intelligence Pvt Ltd) before this novel but this story made me very well aware of the agency and its management. The main character of this story of The Curse of Kuldhara is Prachand Tripathi. This story begins with the joint Tripathi family and some everyday conflicts between its lively family members. Each character has its own style.


Prachand is the owner of his intelligence company KKPL, and his wife Vidya Tripathi is the CFO of his company i.e. the one who looks after the entire finance. Gwaltoli was not a very big place and Prachand could not get any exciting work here that could match his calibre and aspirations. In a way, he was getting bored because of not getting any exciting work. And then Paramveer Khattar came in their life with the proposal of a movie. He wanted to make this movie on Tripathi couple i.e. Prachand and Vidya. Prachand was not interested in this initially, though Vidya was very happy to hear about it. One small thing got Prachand very excited for this movie. That was the shooting location of this movie. Kuldhara ki Haveli (the haveli of a small village Kuldhara, in Rajasthan).


There was a huge mystery attached to this mansion. And Prachand now wanted to do this movie because he was eager to grab this challenge of solving the mystery of that mansion. This mystery had remained a mystery for so many years and Prachand was all excited visit that place to solve this mystery, although there could be a lot of risk in solving it. This movie was the best opportunity for that. Prachand was waiting for so many years for such kind of exciting work having so much risk and mystery. With Prachand I also went to that mansion and fought against all those risks to solve those mysteries. You too are welcome to know about it. For this you also have to pick up this book, The Curse of Kuldhara by Richa S. Mukherjee, to become Prachand' companion in this exciting, risky, and mysterious journey.


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Saturday, August 13, 2022

My Favorite Character #BlogchatterBlogHop @Blogchatter

If I could transform into my favorite character, who would it be? I think this urge remains in every mind all the time but only thing is the character keeps changing from time to time. When I was very young, I used to have a fantasy world of my own. While reading a book, it was very common in me connecting with the interesting character of its story with myself in my imaginations. Or even consider myself the same. This used to happen many times. The same used to happen when I used to watch some interesting movie or a television serial.

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I used to watch Star Trek a lot in those days. And started thinking of myself as Spock. When I saw one such movie Satyakam in which Dharmendra played a very strong character, I got very much influenced by him. I really could feel this character's fight between his idealism and the reality of the world.


When I studied Ayn Rand's Fountainhead, I was very impressed with the character of Howard Roark. And it happened so much strongly that even today I am a big fan of that character. Two books written by Agyeya are still etched deep in my mind. The first was 'Shekhar a biography' (शेखर एक जीवनी) and the second "How Many Times In How Many Boats' (कितनी नावों में कितनी बार). Agyeya's full name was Satchidananda Hiranand Vatsyayan. His style of writing was very impressive. I must have imagined Shekhar and myself becoming Shekhar many times in life. Similarly, when I saw the TV serial Karamchand, I started feeling that I should be like Karamchand. I think this always happens with us.


Whenever we read an influential book or watch an interesting & engrossing movie, we get very impressed by their strong characters. How deep this character affects our mind, it has a direct effect on how long we remember that character or how much we mold ourselves in it.


Today, if I want to mold myself into a character, I would probably want to be Forrest Grump. It's been years since I watched this movie but I was very impressed with its main character and it so happened that I started liking everything about it. 

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Saturday, August 06, 2022

4 Things I Would Like to Work on in August #BlogchatterBlogHop

4 things I would like to work on in August. Well, every month begins with its own priorities and plans are made subsequently to achieve those targets. For August this year, I'm having my individual priorities and what I found out is following 4 would be my top most:

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1. Har Ghar Tiranga: Let us first know a little about what is the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign? The Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan is a campaign launched by the Prime Minister of our country, which is commanded by the Union Ministry of Culture. The purpose of carrying out this is to increase respect and association for the flag among all Indians. Under this campaign, the Prime Minister of the country has appealed to all the citizens to hoist the tricolor national Indian flag in their homes. Perhaps there would be no better way to celebrate the 75th 'Independence Day'. For the first time in the country, our Independence Day is being celebrated in such a huge collective and in such a great symbolic way. You can not only download your certificate by visiting harghartiranga website, but also upload your selfie. Also for information, there are 3 short videos which tell how to hoist the flag, where it can be hoisted, and what things to keep in mind when hoisting the flag.  


2. Books, books, and books: This year I have kept the target of books lesser on blogchatter than last year. The effort is to pay more attention to quality of content instead of number this year. Every book has to be read and analyzed well in time by giving it ample time. But even in this low target, my pace is still slow. This speed has to be covered.  


3. Blogchatter's CauseAChatter and Me: CauseAChatter has given me a great opportunity to analyze and brainstorm within myself. This campaign forced me to think about the causes that I chose. To a large extent I have learned that there is a deep connection with my childhood and my bygone years, and my selection of those causes. To get to the bottom of this analysis is one of the top targets this August.  


4. Essential Oils and Health: I have been studying or researching about essential oils for the last 3 years. I have tried their power many times in these three years and have found that there is very little knowledge about them that I have acquired so far, as far as their potential, usefulness, and powers. So, the same study has to be carried forward to know more about their usefulness.


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Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Kakori by Prachi Garg #bookreview #TBRChallenge @prachi1905 @blogchatter

Kakori The Train Robbery that Shook the British Raj is a very interesting book based on true events presented in a very impressive way. This book has been written by Prachi Garg after a lot of research on the subject and this particular incident. There are many specialties in this book. It has been written based on the truths and facts and presented in a very simple way without trying to cover up in any way. In a way, while reading this story it takes its reader through a time machine back in time, we reach that era where the whole incident seems to be happening in front of our eyes. We feel each movement witnessing like a silent spectator. I felt as if I myself was a part of Ram Prasad Bismil's team. This is how I experienced this whole incident in the form of this story.

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All the credit for this kind of phenomenal experience goes to its author who has written this story so vividly and vigorously. In this book Kakori The Train Robbery that Shook the British Raj, Ram Prasad Bismil himself is narrating the story of Kakori incident as a remembrance when he was serving his sentence in jail. The story goes something like this. India was ready to sacrifice anything for its independence. Ram Prasad Bismil must have been around 19-20 in those days. He had his own organization in which young boys of his age were involved from all over India. This story also introduces us to the wonderful leadership of Ram Prasad Bismil. Mahatma Gandhi had an incredible impact on the entire country during that period. 


While Ram Prasad Bismil's organization was moving forward to fight the British, Gandhi wanted to get India's independence without fighting the British, which was impossible. Somewhere, Gandhi was always under the influence of the British and Nehru. This was the reason when suddenly Gandhi withdrew from the non-cooperation movement and shocked the youth of the whole country. At such a time, Ram Prasad Bismil did not have any suitable direction, mentor, or leader to seek guidance from. He had a great urge to do something significant against British. That's when he planned the Kakori train robbery and executed it successfully. This in itself was a great achievement and a great shock for the British empire.


According to me, this book Kakori The Train Robbery that Shook the British Raj becomes mandatory for all of us to read so that we can understand the spirit of Ram Prasad Bismil and his incredible mental maturity.


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Monday, August 01, 2022

Biggest Challenges People Face Today #BlogchatterBlogHop #Opinion

What might be the biggest challenges people face today?  I think we are living in a very confused environment.  Maybe we are doing this intentionally.  The biggest advantage of creating and living in a confused environment is that we can save ourselves from our real and bigger challenges by doing so.  Will the cat leave the pigeon if the pigeon closes its eyes?  Will we avoid the biggest challenges we face today by just ignoring them and disowning them?  If we can't accept our own challenges and fight them, who else will?  

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According to me, our biggest challenges today are the following - 


1. Identifying the right path: We are completely ignorant of our right direction in personal, professional, practical, mental, and spiritual life.  We don't even know what is right and what is wrong.  In everything we find the shortest way or shortcuts.  Without knowing whether this is right or not.  Once we start on this path, then we also waste our remaining knowledge.  


2. Narrow lifestyle: The very definition of houses has changed.  Collective and organized families have become a thing of the past.  There is nothing left to give and take advise. Concept of approaching right persons in the family at right time to get best possible solution is gone.   Everyone is living a fake life.  No one is happy talking to someone in real life.  Social media has just become real life.  No correspondence.  No happy atmosphere.  Everyone just keeps looking for new ways to escape from everything.  Nobody shares happiness with anyone. On the other hand, participating in one's happiness has either become a burden, or has become a mere formality.  


3. I am always right: Today everyone thinks that he is absolutely right in everything.  No introspection, no brainstorming.  It has just become a matter of too much of self obsession.  Our is it some kind of fear that makes us blind.  


4. Spirituality Endangered: Spirituality has completely disappeared from our life.  We are not even looking that way.  And when you do not see in that direction, do not try to know about it, then how will this power be realized?


5. Boring Lifestyle: Exercise, feeling, and meditation have disappeared from our lifestyle.  When we do not do anything in life that gives us spiritual happiness, then it is natural to develop a boring lifestyle. If the merits are reduced then the percentage of demerits will automatically come up.


How will we be able to move towards a spiritual, physical, and mindful lifestyle unless we address these problems?  Unless we find ways to acquire real physical and mental strength, we will not even be able to recognize the real challenges of our life.  Because in the absence of strength, the only way is to avoid them, and that is what we are doing.  Fake life, fake happiness, fake intoxication.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Favorite Books of 2022 so far #BlogchatterBlogHop #Humour #humor

Favorite books of 2022 so far. In January, I went to the bookstore in the market of my area and asked the shopkeeper to give me two Books Of accounts. He asked whether I am taking two for the company. I explained to him that no, I am taking these both the books for myself. He probably didn't understand my point. Maybe that's what his facial expressions were telling me. I too waited for him to ask. Maybe I wasn't sure if he wanted to know or not. After all, he also asked what did I mean by that? I explained to him in detail that, look my friend, we are experts in writing the expenses and profits of our house or our business for many years.

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But apart from money, we exchange a lot in our personal life and in business. I will write only those non financial transactions of both in these two books to keep checking the debts and credits in my ideas, actions, commitments, sincerity, love, affection, self, etc. Before he asked anything else, I told him, just to change the point of view, look, how strange it is that all the other books are in your shop, they are to be read. This is the only book that we use for writing. A book for writing. And we both burst out laughing. Taking advantage of the opportunity, I came out of his shop laughing and telling him to write this money in my account, which I pay to him at the end of every month for that months purchases from him.

After taking these two books, I started thinking what other book? I thought today is a work holiday, why not have the whole family have dinner at a wonderful restaurant. With this in mind, I booked a table at one of our favorite restaurants online.

Now, after this the thought came that the design of the walls of the house has to be changed, for which different types of wall paper and paint will have to be done. So I took a wallpaper pattern book and a paint pattern book from the nearby home decorating shop.

There was a huge playground in front of that shop, across the road, in which football was being played. I thought, I would watch this for a while. The match was in a very interesting phase. The last two minutes were left and both the teams were tied. In the last few moments the player of the first team scored a powerful goal. But what? denying that goal, the referee book the player who had scored the goal for a foul. If this goal was correct, then a new record would have been recorded in the name of that player and his name would also have come in the record book. Maybe this is luck.

So, finally, the favorite books of 2022 so far:

1. 2 nos. of books of accounts

2. Jaideep books a table in a restaurant

3. Wallpaper pattern book and paint pattern book

4. Refree books a player

5. Player name missed in the record book


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Monday, July 18, 2022

Reading or Writing #BlogchatterBlogHop #shortstory

"Reading or Writing?", she asked.


She means Urmila Bhatt, the admission officer of the school in which we had come to enroll both our children. I had heard a lot about this school. It was also the wish of Mita that we should enroll both our children here. This was the most important work for me after my transfer to this city recently. I was among the top positions in a reputed global bank. There was no problem with the house. A large bungalow with all the furnishings was allotted by the bank, and that too in the middle of the most expensive locality of the city. Everything else was set. The new sessions of the school were starting from next month. That's why early admission was necessary. Children also liked this school. Maybe they both saw something online and found quite positive about it. Mita and the kids, if all three wanted this then what was the problem for me. Anyway, I had found out in the bank also from my staff, everyone had praised this school very much.


"So what do you think? Reading or Writing? Which section would you enroll your children in? I believe you should enroll one of your children in the writing section and the other in the reading section.", Urmila Bhatt, Admissions Officer was trying to convince us. 


"What the hell?" I screamed. 


"Is the child going to learn only to write, or just to read? Aren't both necessary for every child? We have to teach both to both our children", said Meeta, looking into Urmila Bhatt's eyes very seriously. 

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I nodded my head in approval.  


But there was no effect on Urmila Bhatt. "It's just not possible", she said.  


"You get us to talk to your principal, now", I probably got a little annoyed. It was justified. I didn't know there were a few more shockers in store for me. 


"Which principal would you like to meet? From the writing section or from the reading section?" She asked.


I was horrified now. Mita also seemed to be losing her temper. I was like crying out loud in fret now - "I will get your school locked. It's sheer nonsense". "I'll get shut it down". "I'll get shut it down".


Mita was shaking my arm loudly. 


"Bhanu, wake up, have a sip of water. Are you dreaming of something horrible? What will you get shut down? What happened? Get up. What are you muttering in your sleep?" It, probably, took her a while to pull me out of that.


When I opened my eyes, I found I was at home. There was nothing like school. I drank two sips of water from the glass that Mita was holding, offering me. She understood that it was having a bad dream. "Okay now? Let's go back to sleep. It's just three o'clock in the night. Take rest. In the morning we have to go to the new school for our kids' admission. 


"In which branch?" Readin or Writing?" I wanted to ask Mita.


Instead, I thought it better to sleep quietly.


A few days after admission, when I told Mita and the children about this dream, we all laughed for a long time.


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Monday, July 11, 2022

4 Things About Today's World That Puzzle Me #BlogchatterBlogHop #CauseAChatter #ClimateChange

4 things about today's world that amaze me. I am talking about climate change. First of all, as a result of climate change, there is an increase in rainfall in the monsoon regions of the world. As a result, problems like floods, landslides and land erosion are arising at a faster pace. These are increasing continuously and exponentially. Second, the water quality is continuously declining. The supply of fresh water, which was already a serious problem being faced by the world, is now causing serious side effects. Despite knowing that there's no life without water, we kept taking it casually. Third, the problem of abnormal distribution of rainfall has arisen due to climate change and we are facing it day by day. If we see in India itself, we have to face situations like floods and droughts at the same time at different places.

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Different kind of extremities are happening at the same time. While there is a flood situation in Northeast India, cyclone conditions continue to occur in the eastern coastal areas. While all this is happening on the one hand, on the other hand, a dreadful situation of drought arises in certain other parts. All this is not happening by itself. We are the biggest reason. Fourth, we ourselves are the main cause of climate change. We are the ones who have been betraying nature and its resources for decades. This is the reason that the change in climate is happening slowly over many years and we kept ignoring it blindly. We never stopped taking undue advantages. Trees have been continuously cut down. Sometimes, to use the forest for farming or building houses, sometimes, for urbanization and industrialization.


What nature gave was never less for us, provided we made good and sensible use of it. But, due to its misuse, its effect started falling in the climate as well. The number of cloudbursts has also increased. If we see today, most of the human deaths in the world are happening due to natural disasters. No one else is responsible for this, we are ourselves. Waste of precious water, cutting of trees, increasing of harmful wastes in rivers and oceans, and so on, are all the consequences that we are facing now due to mistreating nature. Today, the situation is such that we are in a condition where there is a well on one side and a ditch on the other side. In the blind race for indiscriminate progress, we have in a way raped our nature and natural resources and still are living shamelessly without any guilt.


This post is part of Blogchatter’s CauseAChatter


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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Message In A Bottle On The Beach #BlogchatterBlogHop #discrimination #CauseAChatter

I found a message in a bottle on the beach that is very much opposite to the Queen's Palace in Den Haag. The name of the beach is Scheveningen Beach. Another name for Den Haag is The Hague. The Hague is a calm and beautiful city on the North Sea coast of the western Netherlands. The life stops here after 7.30pm. Its Gothic-style Binnenhof (or Inner Court) complex is the seat of the Dutch parliament. 16th-century Noordeinde Palace here is the king’s workplace. The city is also home to the U.N.’s International Court of Justice, headquartered in the Peace Palace, and the International Criminal Court. I was staying at Tulip Hotel that was quite close by to this beach. You can go by walk or take a tram. It's around 2 kilometers from that hotel. It is very interesting to know why is it called Den Haag.

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The official name Den Haag from Des Graven Hage, which means “the counts' hedge” and refers to the fact that Dutch noblemen once used the land for hunting. Well, that was my first visit to tht beach. A number of people of various ages were sitting in a row on the wall adjacent to the beach with their fishing nets dropped in the sea waters hunting for fish for their dinners. Before getting myself into the waters for a quick swim, I climbed up the huge tower situated on the beach. From the top, it was a great panoramic view of the city. After coming down, I jumped into the sea and while swimming, I found a bottle that was coming towards me. Curiosity sake, I came back on the beach holding that bottle with a tight cork on it.


Inside, I could see a rolled paper and I eagerly pulled out that paper ensuring it doesn't get torn. Unfolding it showed me a wonderful message, "Discrimination due to age is one of the great tragedies of modern life. The desire to work and be useful is what makes life worth living, and to be told your efforts are not needed because you are the wrong age is a crime." - Johnny Ball. That was amazing and so insightful. Life stops only when we stop flowing with its dynamics. It happens only if we surrender or other's discrimination towards it makes it happen when we start aging. That was my golden period of youth and I was there in Netherlands on an official project. This quote just settled smoothly in my heart and mind immediately and that's when I decided I will never let anybody narrate me, or rather dictate me at my later years what I am capable of doing and what I'm not capable of doing.


I promised myself nobody will be able to play with my knowledge or emotions by means of any kind of discrimination. I started planning accordingly to ensure I stay my boss all the time, especially during those later years when age discrimination begins. That's why I can say very confidently whatever you do in your profession, wherever you are in you growth journey, never surrender to any kind of discrimination or similar kind of pressures from others, be it anybody. Don't allow anybody to drift you away from your mainstream life and its charms and challenges. 

This post is part of Blogchatter’s CauseAChatter

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Childhood Discrimination #childhood #discrimination #CauseAChatter

Childhood and discrimination had started to form an unbreakable relationship as soon as I was born. Everything that is taught to us in our childhood, it is not necessary that it should be right and just. Actually, right and wrong is also a debatable issue. We always believe that if one is right then the other must be wrong. Between husband and wife, siblings, friends, neighbors, nations, the same thing has happened and keeps happening. If my point of view tells me one thing is correct, then it is not necessary that others should also look at that thing from the same point of view. He may have a different aspect of his own. Just like this, the basis of my childhood discrimination began as early as I started understanding the things around, or may be much before that.

Childhood Discrimination #childhood #discrimination #CauseAChatter
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This is what it looks like, this is what it doesn't looks like, form a kind of base to start judging people and things. An immature mind always gets biased because of other's biases. For instance, you only have to be friends with boys because you are a boy. Stay away from boys with weaker mind than you in the class, otherwise you will become weak in studies. Don't talk to that boy at all, he doesn't know anything. Every elder in the family has to be given full respect and everyone has to live up to their expectations. Does it lead always to right path? Doesn't it spoil young minds. Many times, it came to my mind that if the mind had not come under all these assumptions and temptations of others since childhood and had learned in a natural way without any pressure, then perhaps I would have become the owner of a much stronger personality later on.


This process goes on continuously in every family. From one generation to the second, second to third, third to fourth, and so on. We realize, but we never stop. There is no end to it. After growing up, I definitely remember these things. Had I not been taught this wrong thing? If only I had been shown its true form.? If that were the case? If that was not the case? But even after realizing all this, do we become right? Do we ever put a full stop to child discrimination? Do we ever seriously think about it and take our first step towards unbiasing the biased minds?


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Saturday, June 25, 2022

LGBT+ Scientists #LGBT #Scientist #Discrimination #Inclusiveness #CauseAChatter

Many campuses across the globe, specifically in the United States and Europe, are fully supporting LGBT+ community by becoming inclusive institutions. The faculty cards issued show that the wearer is a member or ally of the LGBT+ community. For instance, Susan Rosser, a synthetic biologist at the University of Edinburgh, is a lesbian. She is also the director of the Edinburgh Mammalian Synthetic Biology Research Centre. This is a clear example of No Discrimination. Susan Rosser develops tools in synthetic biology and has an expertise in using techniques like genome editing and synthetic transcription factors. She is happy for the changed environment for betterment and inclusiveness. Like her, there are a number of other LGBT+ academics who are living their lives there and progressing well in their careers. This indicates clearly that society there has changed. Policies are well in place for any kind of abuse, bullying, or harassment.

LGBT+ Scientists #LGBT #Scientist #Discrimination #Inclusiveness #CauseAChatter
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Institutions have started taking such incidents more seriously. Nathan Shaner, who is a gay, finds cities like San Diego having improved a lot to become safe havens. Nathan is a flourophore developer in the Department of Neurosciences, University of California. But still one needs to be cautious and careful, he opines. He joined Oberlin College for undergraduation after confirming it was going to be a safe place for him. He ensured there's no discrimination. While many universities highlight inclusivity and no discrimination but yet they're having no clarity towards LGBT+ community. Any potential student, fellow, or faculty applicant would always try to get a realistic sense of a university’s inclusion practices to ensure no discrimination towards LGBT+ community. For that purpose, usually, the best way of to look into the LGBT+ community networks and check for inclusive human policies in that regard. And that's very important too.

Stephen Wallace, a gay, is a senior lecturer at University of Edinburgh holds a UK Research & Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship. This Fellowship is awarded to a select few early-stage researchers for high-risk projects. All this success would not have been possible without getting an inclusive and no-discrimination environment around them. For more insights read this article by Vivien Marx.

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Monday, June 20, 2022

यादें - कविता #hindipoetry #poetry #हिन्दी #हिन्दीकविता

चलो सारा सामान जांच लेते हैं,


 एक और बार,


 सभी बक्सों में से,


 जो सालों से बंद है,


 धूल इकट्ठा करने में मशगूल,


 कोनों में,


 अलमारियों के ऊपर,


 पलंगों के नीचे,


 जहां भी उन्हें रहने या छिपने के लिए जगह मिली।


 कितने छोटे,


 और बड़ी चीजें,


 बक्सों में हैं,


 जो रखी थी,


 यह सोचकर कि जरूरत पड़ने पर,


 उन्हें निकाला जाएगा,


 लेकिन भूल गए,


 समय की अवधि में,


 उनको मौका मिला,


 धूल इकट्ठा करने को, 


 या आसपास मकड़ी के जाले उगाने को।

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 कुछ दवाएं हो सकती हैं,


 कुछ शैंपू,


 या कुछ तेल,


 मसाले आदि



 एक बार खोल कर,


 प्रत्येक की जांच करना आवश्यक है,


 इतने सालों बाद,


 फेंकना भी जरूरी है,


 जो समाप्त हो चुके हैं,


 क्योंकि वे किसी काम के नहीं हैं,


 उन का उपयोग करना,


 अपना नुकसान करने के बराबर हो सकता है।



वैसे इस बहाने,


कुछ खाली जगह बन जाएगी,


जहां हम कुछ उपयोगी सामान रख सकेंगे,


 या उन बेकार बक्सों को फेंक कर,


 वहां पहुंचेगी ताजी हवा,


 और साथ-साथ कुछ खाली जगह बढ़ जाएगी।



 मुझे याद,


 मैंने एक बार कुछ कहा था,


 भावनाओं में इतना तेज,


 जिसने तुम्हें घंटों रुलाया था।



 ऐसी बहुत सी बातें,


 सालों पुरानी,


 मुझे अभी तक याद हैं।



 तुम्हे भी याद होंगी,


 मेरे बारे में ऐसी बहुत सी बातें,


 उनमें से कुछ,


 मन में कहीं दब चुकी होंगी,


 ऐसे ही, बक्सों में सामान की तरह, 


 वर्ष दर वर्ष।



 ये अधूरी पुरानी यादें,


 इतनी जगह घेर चुकी हैं,


 जिन में बहुत ऐसी हैं, जिनका, 


 कुछ करने को नहीं है,


 हमारे आज के जीवन के साथ,


 और हमारी खुशी से।



 फिर भी,


 वो पल पड़े हैं,


 पुरानी यादों से भरे हुए,


 कुछ जगह तो चाहिए होगी,


 याद में आज की मधुर अनुभूति रखने को,


 इसलिये,


 दिल और दिमाग में जगह बनानी है।



 वो डिब्बे, और,


 उनमें यादें,


 हानिकारक हो सकता है,


 अप्रभावी, या,


 अर्थहीन भी।


 हमें करने दो,


 एक बार फिर,


 उन बक्सों को खोलने का यत्न,


 जो धूल चाट रहे हैं


 हमारे दिलों,


 और दिमाग में,


 सालों से।



 चलो उनको खोलते हैं,


 आकलन करना,


 समाप्ति तिथि,


 उन सभी यादों की।

Saturday, May 14, 2022

THE INTERNET MOGULS OF THE WORLD #bookreview @theinternetmoguls @askaviarya #pebbleinwaterswrites #tbrchallenge

What a wonderful book it is 'THE INTERNET MOGULS OF THE WORLD - HOW THE PLANET'S BEST FOUND THEIR PASSION AND NEVER LOOKED BACK' by Avi Arya, Raya Arya, and Avianna Arya, a Daddy- Daughter Venture. This book is a must for all those who use internet in one way or the other to understand how some top smart people across the globe harnessed its power setting new landmarks. A superb creation by @theinternetmoguls @askaviarya. A thorough research work, I must say. Are you, as a reader, ready to open up the door to brand new knowledge on the subject that has been curated in a very crisp and meaningful manner by the trio bringing together a wide spectrum of varied human emotions, skills, dreams, and passionate zeals. There is abundant knowledge and learning for everyone in this book that will let you succeed in your respective fields. 

THE INTERNET MOGULS OF THE WORLD #bookreview @theinternetmoguls @askaviarya #pebbleinwaterswrites #tbrchallenge


THE INTERNET MOGULS OF THE WORLD - HOW THE PLANET'S BEST FOUND THEIR PASSION AND NEVER LOOKED BACK by Avi Arya, Raya Arya, and Avianna Arya is a perfect book for learning newer techniques and skills that will empower its readers to leverage the hidden and/or unexplored powers of the internet in their respective fields of expertise, profession, or perfection. For instance, if you are a writer struggling with your writer's block, or trying to find the right content matching your niche and suiting best to your target audience, just grab this book that will certainly help you cross your barriers and swim flawlessly in the ocean of words, ideas, and imagination. Similarly, if you are into digital marketing or affiliate marketing respectively, there's plenty for you to grab straight from the horse's mouth, the topmost leaders in these fields. It is the MINDSET that makes you succeed in life.


So, you get an exclusive opportunity to learn from JOHN CRESTANI, the world's number one affiliate marketer, how focusing on the mindset, out of the little box thinking, finding your mentor to improve your business, crossing the hurdles of internet being strange and frustrating, is so much important in this line. There are intriguing and thought provoking questions at the end of each chapter. Then, there's a page after every chapter to capture your light-bulb moments. What I feel is that THE INTERNET MOGULS OF THE WORLD - HOW THE PLANET'S BEST FOUND THEIR PASSION AND NEVER LOOKED BACK by Avi Arya, Raya Arya, and Avianna Arya is a very uniquely crafted book. It's full of real inspiration, eye-opening action points, motivation, and finding directions to color your dreams and pains passions to achieve your goals in your own way, successfully.


THE INTERNET MOGULS OF THE WORLD - HOW THE PLANET'S BEST FOUND THEIR PASSION AND NEVER LOOKED BACK by Avi Arya, Raya Arya, and Avianna Arya is a book of success stories in detail of real people in current era worth acknowledging, reading, and learning from these real-life internet/web heroes of our times. There's a collection of around 62 stories of 62 heroes hailing from different fields of expertise and profession with just one single goal - SUCCESS. Go on, treat yourself with this book as it's a real booster to your goals, achievements, mood, success, and growth. Learn from the masters like Adam Franklin, Bella Vasta, Charlie Grinnell, Dan Lok, Dr. Sharmila Anand, Gaurav Gurbaxani, Tim Schmoyer, and a lot more through this beautiful book.

Just a word of caution from my side. Reading THE INTERNET MOGULS OF THE WORLD - HOW THE PLANET'S BEST FOUND THEIR PASSION AND NEVER LOOKED BACK by Avi Arya, Raya Arya, and Avianna Arya will not create any miracles and make you successful overnight. All these over 60 heroes covered in this book never underweighed their knowledge, conviction, hard work, constant learning, and self-belief. Having all these with you, this book will add extra fuel to your zeal. It will indeed, act as a catalyst to your journey in achieving your targeted goals. 

You can buy this book here on Amazon India
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Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Childhood #shortstory #BlogchatterA2Z #PebbleInWatersWrites @blogchatter #memoir

Childhood.  What a wonderful days were there in childhood.  I used to have many moments during the day.  And there was no account of those moments.  The whole day used to be mine.  Every moment of the day was mine.  I could spend it however I wanted.  I used to spend hours trying to catch the piece of light coming from the hole of the closed door, mistaking it for a white ball lying on the floor.  Of course it never came in my hand. I was never able to grab it in my hand despite all my efforts.  But even then I was very happy.  That the ball was with me.  That ball never left me.  I was convinced that it was mine and would never leave me.  Then one day very thick clouds came in the sky.  The sun hid behind those clouds.  And I lost my ball. That day it was only dark in the room. No white ball.

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I kept crying for hours but it didn't come.  Suddenly it started raining heavily.  There was the sound of raindrops falling outside.  Even my tears were not coming to stop.  My ball was lost.  I felt that all those who are on that side of the door have also lost the ball.  And all of them are crying together.  That's why there is the sound of so many drops falling from their eyes.  I fell asleep crying that day.  When I woke up the next day, my ball was back.  I was happy again.  It was a small tragedy.  The great tragedy was yet to come.  Many more days passed by playing with the ball.  But one day a big accident happened.  Someone suddenly opened the closed door.  The darkness inside disappeared.  The floor was clearly visible.  Everything in the room was clearly visible.  But my ball disappeared.  It disappeared in such a way that it was never found again.


Even the childhood that went once was never found again.  When it was childhood, it was dark, there was a closed room, there was a closed door, there was a ball, there was happiness.  The door opened, childhood went, darkness went, light came, the ball went.  Happiness?  I don't know.


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Saturday, April 02, 2022

Bella #shortstory #BlogchatterA2Z #PebbleInWatersWrites @blogchatter

Bella.  I could never forget her.  Even after so many years.  Her silky hair was golden brown.  Her hair used to shine like gold in the sun.  She was not ordinary at all.  There was a different kind of vibe in her.  There was a different look on her face all the time, very graceful kind.  As long as she was there with me, I could twirl her silky hair without a hitch.  She probably didn't have a problem with it either.  I could feel her face, her eyes, her hair, her head very precisely with my fingers.  Maybe with her consent.  I also think she liked it all.  So the point was that both of us started having a lot of fun in it.  Every time I encountered her during the day, I used to repeat this process.  Her elegance and slim body were amazing.  As if a sculptor has made his best idol and put life in it.  As if a creator has created a creation full of life.

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Bella was not her name when she first came into my life.  She probably didn't even have a name then.  I would have been maybe four or five years old at that time when I met her first.  It was evening time.  I was playing outside the house all alone.  And I found her hanging on a grape arbor/vine in my verandah.  She was frightened badly.  She needed help.  Just helpless in that meek voice.  She was not more than three weeks then at that time.  I didn't know how she had reached the middle of the arbor.  And when I saw her, I found both her back legs hanging in the air.  It was such that she would fall now or fall then.  And before she lost all courage and fell down, I had my eyes on her.  It was not that I had not seen any kitten before that.  But I had never seen such a young one and in such a helpless state.


When I saw her for the first time, I felt like a bond forming with her.  I grabbed her with my little hands, took care of her wihile taking her off from the grapevine, and brought her home.  She didn't even try to go anywhere.  I could comfortably fit her my hands.  After bringing her home, I gave her milk in a bowl, caressed a little and after that my house became her too. I named her Bella because I found her hanging on a vine.  After that Bella and I had a special relationship.  I was 23 years old when she breathed her last in my own hands.  For a long time, I was very depressed and even food had almost stopped.  Then, slowly I calmed down.  Even after so many years, she is still in my mind as she is around somewhere.  Bella is with me even after going for so many years.



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Friday, April 01, 2022

All Is Well #shortstory #BlogchatterA2Z #PebbleInWatersWrites @blogchatter

All is well.  I asked Ramesh how is everything going.  He gave me this answer without bringing any emotion on the flat face.  At first I felt very strange why he spoke in such a rude manner.  Then I thought what should I do and why should I bother.  We were in the same class in school.  And every year we moved together in the same next class.  I took science.  He also took science.  12 years ago we all separated after finishing school education.  After that, even meeting after so many years, he only recognized me.  His face had changed a lot.  I probably hadn't changed much.  We didn't have much friendship in school.

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He was top in studies and I was thoroughly in sports.  I was fine in studies.  Yes, never came first like him always.There are some things about him that I still remember and have never been able to wipe off from my memory.  Till that day I was sure that he had nothing to do with sports.  I always thought he was just a bookworm.  We had reached the final of our region in badminton and our position was also very strong.  We were almost certain to win the trophy.  Two days later it was the final match and one of our great players got sick. I don't know from where our coach brought Ramesh in his place.  We all wondered what had happened to the coach.


No one dared to go and question coach about that.  Now,  none of us thought that we would win in the final.  But there was another surprise for all of us.  We won the trophy and won on the strength of Ramesh.  I asked him then how he did it.  Even then he had the same answer, all is well.  Then I came to know that this person was not only top in studies but also had a hidden talent in many other things.  I remember one more incident about him.   It was our last year in school and final exams were going on.  On the day of the last examination, Ramesh entered the hall after 15 minutes of the commencement of the examination.


He was absolutely calm.  No excitement.  No panic on the face.  Very calmly he started giving the exam.  Yes, on that day, his pen was a little quicker than the other days.  After the examination, his close friends asked him how was the examination.  He had the same answer, all is well. When they asked his he got late he told on his way he found a calf stuck his front legs in an open gutter and was not able to move out. So, Ramesh decided to put his exam on stake that day and save the life of that calf. And he succeeded. In both. The interesting thing is that despite all this, he came first.


He was a unique personality.  Never used to pretend.  He had a calm disposition.  Didn't speak more than required.  He was serious all the time.  One more thing I came to know about him after meeting him today.  How high to keep the level of competence and success is always in our hands.  Even after coming top in IAS, instead of taking any post of royal fun, Ramesh took the responsibility of working for the development of far flung villages by making a special request to the government.  If anyone has the power to stand on the scorching sands of the desert and say all is well, then he will be Ramesh or someone like Ramesh.  And that person will also have enough power to grow roses in the sand.


Ramesh is the owner of a different personality. I termed that personality class as - All is well.


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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Discrimination #CauseAChatter #pebbleinwaterswrites @blogchatter #discrimination

Discrimination between right and wrong? Discrimination between humans?  Or discrimination between things?  What is appropriate?  What is unfair?  Who is this discriminator?  And who is the one to discriminate?  The people or things that are being judged for this discrimination, who or what are they?  Who will decide what is right and what is wrong?  According to me, proving anything right or wrong is usually done by a person for his personal interest.  And he will do it so cleverly and well that the one who sees or hears it will get so much influenced to have complete faith in him and trust him blindly.  His ingenuity hidden behind him is never visible to anyone.  Historians, politicians, lawyers, doctors, teachers, or parents will show or tell what they want and not what is the reality.  And you will see that thing so true and strong that you will believe it quickly.

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Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi was shown to be great.  It was a great marketing ploy.  Crores of people got caught in this lie and became the devotees of that hypocrite.  People repeatedly fell in his trap, he kept fooling the country again and again, and again.  I wish if Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Lal Bahadur Shastri, etc. had run this country, today we would have been in the first place in the world.  With the greatest strength.  India would have been the biggest storehouse of knowledge.  As much as possible for the duo,  Gandhi and Nehru hollowed out the roots of this country, so much so that even our foreign arch enemies did not cause that much harm. I don't know whose curse was that on our country.


If Gandhi wanted, he could have saved Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru from hanging.  Had Gandhi wanted, Sardar Patel would have been our first Prime Minister.  And the country would not have been ruined all those years after independence under Nehru and his family regime.  We have caught the path of progress only after 70 years of independence. If we had caught it at the time of independence, then today India would have been very different.  All this happened due to discrimination of one person, which changed the fate of this country.  After 70 years, it took the so years to clean the termites spread during those 70 years.  Who is responsible for that?  Gandhi was always engaged in the political wrongdoings of Nehru.


The gap between the two major religions of the country continued to widen.  He kept on weakening his religion and never got tired of doing wrong progress of other religions.  What kind of person was Gandhi?  What kind of humanity was his?  What kind of patriotism was that?  And what kind of country did this become?  So many discriminations?  You cannot go to the temple because you are a low caste, or a woman.  You cannot get good medical treatment because you are poor.  The hospitals became a business.  Education became a business.  Religious division became an election game.  Everyone is busy playing their game.  Some are intoxicated with money, some are intoxicated with their chairs.


Who is juggler?  Who are the objects?  Who is responsible for so much discrimination and so much destruction due to those discrimination situations?  We?  Or someone else?


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Friday, March 25, 2022

Black Hole by Tomichan Matheikal #bookreview @pebbleinwaterswrites #bookchatter @Matheikal #tbrchallenge

Very few book covers are so impressive and so expressive as the one that of Black Hole by Tomichan Matheikal. I looked at it, I looked at it again, and then I kept looking at it for a few moments. It appeared to me as a volcano of thousands of emotions inside that are just about to erupt. The cover page is so silent yet so expressive. It was, as if, a tale in itself. So, the expectations were already set by looking at the cover page itself even before reading a single word from the book. If writing is the choicest means of escape for Tomichen, it has brought one of the most beautiful outcome. For any aspiring author, in whose mind, ideas of writing are sprouting, must read this book to understand the crux of situation building. It's a learning for established authors as well.

Block Hole by Tomichan Matheikal #bookreview @pebbleinwaterswrites #bookchatter @Matheikal #tbrchallenge


So, it's not only about the book cover of Black Hole by Tomichan Matheikal that is so fabulous, it is the flawless and super fluent writing style that is cherry on the cake. If I compare an author with a racing car expert driver and story as a racing car, with very few drivers I have had such an exciting journey with no jerks and no fear. It was like the car is floating in the clouds. I am highly impressed. I think it's more to do with a natural gift for writing so excellently than practice. Basically, it's the author's thought process that gets translated to his stories. And this kind of writing clearly shows his crisp, clear, and undiluted Tomichen's thought process is while writing. No interruptions, no deviations, no hiccups. Everything is so perfect. The book cover and the writing. 


When I look at the book cover, I could feel how well the white space and silence been used to express so well. Similarly, it's the writing that plays the and music. Here, it is the array of words that are made to convey and bind with the reader in a meaningful tone. Black Hole by Tomichan Matheikal is a class in its own. What a superb narrative from the first chapter itself -

Kailashputar fled from his nightmares.  In search of meaning. “Where will you go, my son?” asked his mother. “Where my soul finds peace,” he said. “What is peace?” she wondered. “The absence of conflicts,” he said. “You are a fool,” her eyes penetrated into his.  “A coward.” “Was the Buddha a coward?” “Wasn’t he?”

This 105 pages long story or novella Black Hole by Tomichan Matheikal is absolutely and wonderfully engaging. There are a lot of revelations at various points of the story. Here's an excerpt:

Indira Gandhi was not really deaf.  She could hear the music of the cosmos if she wished.  But she often chose to be deaf.  When she visited the Khasi Hills during the agitation for a separate state for the tribal people, however, she listened to the music of the cosmos.  Shrewd manipulator though she was, there was a flicker of the romantic in her heart.  Her will to power was an alter ego of her romantic libido.  The clouds that kissed the hills strummed on the romantic chords stretched tight beneath her suave exterior.  And she said, like the whimsical and omnipotent God of Genesis, “Let there be Meghalaya.”  And Meghalaya was born.


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Women Empowerment #CauseAChatter #pebbleinwaterswrites

Women empowerment is a problem too, so is the solution.  One thing is true.  Half of the people in the world who speak or write in favor of women empowerment do not actually want to see this happening.  And the other half don't know what it means, or its possible solutions.  In fact, the moment a woman starts thinking that her only real job is to please a man, she takes herself a step down.  On the other hand, the moment a man tries to convince a woman that the woman is always behind or below the man, and a woman accepts it silently, the decline of our society begins there and then only at that very moment.  The society in which women are given a high status and respect, that society progresses on the right path with ten times the strength and momentum.

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Woman has that power which no one else in this world has.  It's her strength and power of being a mother. No man can beat that strength and power. The status of mother is considered above even God.  So in such a situation, it would be a big mistake and unwise to wrongly assess the power of a woman, to make her feel inferior, or to consider her weaker.  It is because of a woman, that this world exists.   How would the world progress if there were no women?  In such a situation, if a woman thinks that she has to be equal to a man, then this is also wrong.  Because woman is already above any man right from the beginning, in every respect.  Now if we talk about family, society, and country, then women should be given equal rights in terms of respect, status, and opportunity, in every house.


Actually,  it should start happening in every part of the society. As nothing will happen with empty feelings and showy slogans.  It is put in the mind of the child from the very beginning that the boy has a free hand and all the bonds are there for the girl.  A family loves the boy more, it's less for the girl.  Expensive stuff for the boy, not for the girl.  If this unfortunate discrimination is inculcated in the hearts and minds of both the children from the very beginning, then even if we talk about equality going forward, it will have no meaning.  The good thing is that slowly this awareness has started increasing all over the world.  The families where it was taken care from the very beginning that all rights of girls and boys are equal, children have progressed more in that place.  Girls lacked ability, it was never like this.


But how do girls progress when they are not given equal opportunities? The whole world has witnessed when a girl or woman is given the right opportunity, they demonstrated it by going ahead of the boys and men respectively.  A termite is still there in our society.  Even if girls are given equal opportunities to an extent, they end up coming at one place.  Still nowhere are girls considered worthy of the highest position.  No matter how many times the girl is ahead of the boys in her ability. We have to get rid of this societal curse or evil. 


Disclaimer: Views expressed in this post are personal and for reading purposes only. They’re not medical advice. Each individual’s experience may vary. Please consult a professional if you need help.


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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Mental Health #CauseAChatter #pebbleinwaterswrites #mentalhealth

Mental health simply means - a person's state in relation to their psychological and emotional well-being. Good.  Balance of mental and physical health is very important. Excess of one will not compensate for the other.  It is important to have both and to have sufficiently.  Be it sports or business, you have to make your mental health as well as physical health more strong as you move up the stairs of progress. This is the basis on which you can easily face the toughest of difficulties in life and profession.  Otherwise, people get frustrated in difficulties and give up at one stance or the other.  If you have a strong mental health then you can be the owner of strong determination power.  In that case, your morale will always be up. Certainly, You will not lay down arms even in the most difficult of circumstances.

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A person with good mental health will face the difficulties and difficult situations with courage.  And will easily solve even the most difficult and complex problems.  The final moments,  of the game for the player when victory and defeat are about to be decided, for the doctor to operate a dying patient in the operation theater, those few hours for the student appearing for  high stake exam, for the pilot to control the aircraft in bad weather, or  a similar kind of mental struggle in such a critical situation, are the few examples of situations where one requires a very good mental health.  On the other hand, somewhere around us, we find a few people who are mentally unwell. There can be many reasons for this to happen in their life.  In such a situation, such a person should never be ridiculed.  This problem can happen to anyone at any time.


Such a person should be dealt with full sympathy.  His illness should be properly get assessed from an expert in the field.  And he should be treated under the supervision of a good doctor.  Just as all physical problems can be treated, similarly mental problems can also be solved properly.  We have made a lot of progress in technology and medicine today.  We have come a long way in this direction in the last few decades.  Admittedly, though the complexity of mental illnesses has increased, but at the same time, in proportion to those complexities, we have become very capable of solving those complications.


Today, a doctor sitting in one corner of the world can easily consult with doctors from other countries about his patients suffering from complex diseases in a matter of moments and can also perform complex operations with their help with the help of technology using a good bandwidth and video conferencing.


Disclaimer: Views expressed in this post are personal and for reading purposes only. They’re not medical advice. Each individual’s experience may vary. Please consult a professional if you need help.

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