• वेदना
    Creative laxmi | 16-Nov-2017
    कधी कोणाची एवढीही सवय होऊ नये...की त्यांविना जगूच शकणार नाही...😌  
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  • Diyaa | 06-Nov-2017
    I came across this beautiful line that says, “motherhood is a choice we make every day to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of our own, to teach the hard lessons of life the simpler way and to do what is rightly needed”. We are no more the centre of our universe and we relinquish that spot to our children. I believe God created them in a certain way not to live according to us but to have their own lives and for us to only be their guiding lights. In my eight years of mothering experience I have learnt a lot, made equal mistakes and corrected them with my second given chance, my second baby. It may be difficult for us and even frustrating at times with other duties and responsibilities to keep sane with these little mischief monkeys but yes there are things that surely can be avoided or better not told to them. Or else this will only leave a scar on their growing years. 1. To Hurry up! I used to often scream and yell at my boy to do things fast, to get dressed up, get ready for s
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  • When I unburdened my husband from my unrealistic expectations!
    Diyaa | 06-Nov-2017
    I sit here gazing at the orange sky… looking at the sun bidding us adios for the day, peacefully returning to where it came from. Not too far across I spot a pair of eagles sitting on the coconut tree, staring away, they look mesmerised by what they see. Standing very close to each other yet lost away in their own worlds. They gaze into serenity and enjoy the quietness this place has to offer. If u wonder what I’m doing here sitting still in this fast paced world or judging me for having all the time to gaze at two aimlessly sitting birds! Nah! This is my time that I stole from my family for 30 mins. The swim I took just before this with my son did give us good bonding time. So this one I truly deserve. There's nothing more refreshing than my hot cup of cardamom tea after a good exercise. Couple of floors down below I see my toddler run around with the nanny. I take the liberty to enjoy this scene from far without interfering much. Where did the idea of doing this pop from? Well, I just met a lad
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  • The long drive...
    Aditya | 30-Oct-2017
    I used to love vans, the one which could accommodate more than four people on board. As a child I used to day dream for hours, visualizing who among my family will occupy which seat, needless to say, the driver seat was always mine. The good old stainless steel plate served as the steering and the chapati baton stood for the gear lever and off I went on the long drive with those I love… It always used to be an early morning of the winter vacation. I loved the early morning sun and the color of the sky. We always made it in time for breakfast to the restaurant on the highway. I loved breakfast, I still do. Anyway, a brief halt and the journey would resume. Which place we went, whether it used to be in the hills or to the sea, I do not remember, it was never important, driving was, and the fact that everyone was so pleased while I drove was even more fun…  Good old days, back then no one objected, As I grew up, I bought my first car, it was not a van but it was something I could drive and
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  • What Travel Taught Me
    Jyoti | 10-Oct-2017
    My tryst with travel began as a means to escape the mundane things of life and gradually became an addiction. And, somehow along the way, I turned from a tourist into a traveller. Travel is a powerful teaching tool and I would like to share a few things that I learned: You are just a small dot in the universe: You may be having a good job with a very respectable position and all the material comforts of the world but when you travel you realize that there are so many things to see, to learn and you just occupy a small dot in this universe in front of those magnificent mountains, vast oceans or never ending deserts. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in this world” – Gustav Flaubert It teaches you patience: Even if you plan down everything stringently, Murphy’s Law can come into picture and there is not much we can do. A bright sunny day can turn cloudy with heavy rainfall within minutes, flights maybe delayed/cancelled, your day trip for which you were
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  • What is the writing life?
    Kapil Muzumdar | 28-Sep-2017
    There is the clutter gathering in the deep drawers of your mind. Some of it makes sense, some other utter nonsense. You put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. And words begin to spew themselves out. You let the mind wander and in an utter ramble. As the roam extends, the layers begin to appear. Each layer is demanding you to transgress your own boundaries. Fly or simply walk the extra mile. Push yourself to the hilt. You begin to feel the words. Your hands begin to work magic. Magic not just in words, but in the essence too. Essence, which is now prepared to persevere. Endure your heart till it ends. As you see the end near, you want to dip into the middle. Again. The middle is fingered. So the start gets altered. Back to the ending, that now seems mature. But it’s never the end really. Peeping through the end, there is a sweet beginning hinting. Another one. Ready to wear a new garb on the same old body. But you know, for now, this is where this spectacle ends. The other can wait. Just a while&hellip
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  • Random acts of kindness
    Rachna Maheshwari | 17-Sep-2017
    Random acts of kindness Darkness was thickening and evening advanced. My car was parked at roadside, while I waited        for the roadside vendor to give me snacks I had ordered. Indian roadside eating joints are not considered a very clean or hygienic place to eat but they do serve tasty snacks called ‘chat’. Nearby there were many vendors who provide dinner to labourers and daily wage workers. I sat there watching those tired, weary people sitting on pavement and eating….. Suddenly a tiny hand knocked on the passenger side window. I turned a saw a little urchin face, I opened the window and asked him what he wanted? “I’m hungry”…. uttering these words he moved ahead, not sure of my reaction. I honked the horn but he kept moving. I got out and walked quickly up to him and stopped him. I saw a 10 year old, frail little boy…. Tired, sleepy and a little irritated. “What are you doing here at this time? You should be
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  • Beauty of the broken
    Chaitali | 09-Sep-2017
    Some glasses break, without respite. Shattered glass, a battered mind; a flattering view it is albeit. The parts hold the whole together, still letting through the light.
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  • What's up WhatsApp?
    Kalamwali | 22-Aug-2017
    Intentionally or not, in today’s times we end up spending enormous amount of time on this app called WhatsApp. It’s as though the world, life, work, chores, socializing and communication didn’t exist before WhatsApp came into being. I, personally am a hypocritical user of WhatsApp. I use it liberally yet criticize it generously. It’s not really the app I despise. I think it’s the people who use the app like it may cease to exist in a few hours that makes me want to delete it every single day. But having said that, each time I receive messages, I realize people have a behavioral pattern even on WhatsApp. Everyone’s style of using the App to communicate is unique. When I have some time to spare, I go through some chats and group chats just to see how peculiar these users are. Here are a few. The Lovers: Typically, the ones who shower endless love through messages. Their messages begin with, "love, sweetie, darling" and end with at least half a dozen kisses and heart emotico
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  • The New You – Version 2.0
    Team2dzign | 23-Jul-2017
    Quite a weird title! But it seems apt at the moment. This story is about every girl & women who has been through a sabbatical at normal life or work or studies or any activity that was her agenda. The many reasons for sabbatical could be – shifting to a new city, a maternity leave, to take care for some family member who is sick, choosing the wrong path for academics, acute health issue, etc. The purpose of writing this is, I have experienced a sabbatical from my profession and am now in a way getting back to the thing that keeps me going – My Work ! Though not in a “conventional job” but in way that suits me, works well for my family and personal space. In today’s competitive world – there have evolved lot many “apparent” parameters that constantly decide your rating in the Society like - Job, Profile, Package, Bonus. Moving onto your personal life “How healthy is your life on Social media”, fan following at Facebook - Instagram, where do you
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  • Friends v/s "Friends" v/s Ffrriieennddss
    Kalamwali | 23-Jul-2017
    “She’s not my friend anymore”, said my six-year-old daughter with a grumpy face. I wanted to laugh at that bundle of entertainment but controlled myself, knowing what a calamity it was in her life. She was talking about a girl in her class and some conversation between them that made their ‘friendship’ go kaput. How? I thought, did six-year olds know whom to be friends with, whom to no longer be friends with. So, I asked her casually, “S, what do you mean when you say, he/she is my friend”? She gave me a ‘what a silly question mom’ kind of a look and said, it’s so simple. Friends always play together, do not fight, invite each other, share food and sit next to each other. “Ahh”! I said as I watched her get distracted with something and resume playing. As an adult, I had almost forgotten what friendship actually meant. Don’t judge me. I have a lot of friends. 1300 to be precise according to Facebook. But how many of these really m
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  • The scariest experience of my life till date!!!
    Jyoti | 13-Jul-2017
    It was on this day, two years back that I had a very scary experience. For the first time in my life, my flight got cancelled and I was stranded at Leh. I had a connecting flight from Delhi which obviously I missed and I was so frantic that I couldn’t think clearly. There was total chaos at the airport as a couple of flights of different airlines got cancelled due to bad weather and no one from the airport was giving us any information. People were angry, some fights broke out, few were scared, discussing their options with friends/family and I was there alone hoping for some miracle to happen, for my flight to arrive so that I could reach Delhi anyhow before 5 pm. But alas, this didn’t happen and I had to spend the next 24 hours in such a mental stress that even thinking of that day makes me jittery. I had spent a great week in Ladakh and it was my last day there. I had an early morning flight the next day. The weather was perfect and everything was going smoothly. Suddenly around 6 pm it starte
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  • An ode to friendship
    Jyoti | 07-Jul-2017
    What does a true friend mean? I don’t have an answer to the above question but I think as you mature in life, gain experiences and face challenging situations – you start to understand the meaning of a true friend. Through this article I want to thank my two wonderful friends without whom I would not be able to remain sane in this chaotic world. There are certain things that I can share with them only, rant about anything/everything under the sun/moon and make fun of the tough situations/challenges that I face. It is not like we agree on all things, we have our share of arguments and honestly share our doubts but this brainstorming helps us to see a situation in a different light. Many a times we are so rigid and prejudiced that it is necessary for us to get an honest opinion and a different perspective which only a true friend can provide. In our life, we meet a lot of people and make friends. There are friends for different phases for our life but a few friends remain with us throughout the li
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  • The BAD Break-up
    Kalamwali | 21-Jun-2017
      Most of the Art, Literature, Poetry, Creativity in the world has stemmed out of Love, and the rest of it, out of break-ups. That too, the difficult ones. The depth of art and creativity is directly proportional to the quantum of the hurt caused by a heart break. As the founder of Kalamwali, I witness pieces every day that tell me stories of scars, wounds, hurt, pain etc. Writing is a great way to nullify or at least nurse the wounds. Plus, the writer gets to tell the world what exactly happened without being tagged a tattletale. Today, I intend to do just that. Here I am nursing a break-up and licking my wounds. I am not a poetess but this incident might just bring poetry out of me. For now, the story. Three years ago, on a rushed morning, rang the doorbell. I rushed to answer it irritatingly as my toddler was in the middle of making designs out of the cereal she had dropped on the table. Clenching a napkin in one hand, I opened the door with the other. There that person was. Standing with a smile.
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  • Dear Parents
    CarrieBradshaw | 19-Jun-2017
    Dear Parents,In the light of recent events, I’ve decided to write this letter, and I urge each one of you to read it, whether or not you’re a parent.  Report cards and Mark sheets do NOT decide your child’s WORTH. This statement has been repeated for over a thousand times, yet it seems to have no effect on the hardened mental blockages that have been created on baseless facts.  Every child is different, and  has a varied talent/passion. The child wants to stand out, but parents want to push him into the rat race…WHY? Why does every parent want their child to be a DOCTOR / ENGINEER? There are so many other careers and fields of study, which no parent will pay heed to, unless it becomes the trend and creates a rat race.Why do parents have to force their children with their dreams? Children have their OWN dreams to fulfill. If parents don’t understand this, it is going to continue for generations. Parents force their dreams on their children to fulfill, in turn the
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  • Dear Indians
    CarrieBradshaw | 19-Jun-2017
    After the final match yesterday between India and Pakistan, I do understand most of us are disheartened and so are our players, but after seeing the outcome of this disappointment, on social media, I’m urged to write this.  I opened my Facebook, and it was flooded with trolls of team India and Captain Kohli, and I wasn’t very surprised, because our countrymen enjoy taunting and trolling, but I was irritated by the idiocracy and immaturity of some “GREAT MINDS” (please smell the sarcasm).  I saw at least a few hundred posts on how Captain Kohli, or M. S Dhoni should have played, and how Ravindra Jadeja should have run to save Hardik Padya from getting run out. Others blabbered and scrutinized team India’s bowling skills. Well, looks like we have hundreds of coaches here, who apparently are more talented than our Team INDIA, and would love to coach them.  To ALL THOSE who put up such posts, I OPENLY CHALLENGE YOU to show your ‘FABULOUS’ skills in actio
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