• •	The Traditional Vs The Modern Aspect of Literature
    Ankita Kulkarni | 23-Jul-2018
    The era of the most famous authors from Britain such as William Shakespeare, Wordsworth and the Bronte sisters was considered to be the most traditional and classical age of English literature. During this era, the writers would be seen sitting on a faraway hill along a flowing river, looking at the blooming flower or the birds singing softly in the trees, which would inspire and motivate them to come up with sonnets or poems. Others would have experienced such severe traumas in their life that their grief would be expressed through their writings. Social pressures, political feudsand deaths would play a major role in igniting the inner flames of expressions of these writers. Their excerpts would have such deep meanings and soulful words that even after centuries, their works would have an extensive impact on the entire world. Their writings expressed feelings with profound vividness and emotion which created freedom of expression. One of Shakespeare’s most famous dialogue from his play Merchant of Venice, “I
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  • The Performance...
    Aditya | 12-Jul-2018
    I had this raging debate with my friends about the performer and fan relationship a couple of times. So I thought it would be better if I put together my thoughts in a coherent manner rather than arguing. The premise of the discussion was; whether the audience, the fan as we call him, has any right to comment, criticize or form opinion about the performer, his craft and his on stage behavior? My friends feels that as viewers we should just observe the spectacle and leave it at that. Some feel that it is ok to express about the craft but not the “other” aspects. Some say that it anyway does not matter what you feel, cause the performer isn't performing for you, he is doing it out of his own passion and love for the craft, you just happen to be there. Therein lies the question. Does a performer, be it a sportsman, or a dancer, or a painter, perform only for his personal happiness and or enrichment? Or does he seek something more? Shibumi, a novel by Trevanian remain one of my favourite works
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  • That thing called life!!!
    Jyoti | 23-May-2018
    Life is a very harsh teacher, it takes a test first and then teaches us a lesson which we are very unlikely to forget. What I got to learn in the last couple of years is that life is unpredictable. We all know this but still we keep on procrastinating many things. The people wo died in the morning had plans for the evening and the ones who died in the evening had plans for the next day. We don’t know what will happen next so don’t hold on to grudges, forgive and forget, be kind to everyone and live the moment. Life is too short to be angry. We keep on saying that I will do this thing after that and that thing after this and so on but we don’t know whether that time will come or not. Many a times, we postpone/cancel plans thinking that I will do this later but who knows whether that later will come or not! This lesson is learnt very late in life and then we think of all the things we could have done before. Most of the times we are bitter because life did not go as per our plan/the way we w
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  • Aggressive Book Marketing : How much is too much!
    Sujata Rajpal | 20-May-2018
    Last week at the petrol bunk while I leaned against my car, my eyes fixed on the meter as the guy held the nozzle of the tube to my fuel tank, a car stopped in the parallel lane. The lady on the wheel was a well-known corporate trainer who I follow on the social media. Not wanting to let go of the opportunity to meet the woman in person, I walked over to the other side leaving the fuel tank to the honesty of the petrol guy. I peeped into her window and praised her about her thoughtful posts. It was flattering to learn that she knew about my book.   ‘Ok, nice meeting you, Let me know when you are in Mysore next, would love to meet you,’ I said when the guy gestured me to move my car. ‘But you haven’t bought my book.’ Saying this, she took out a book from a bag kept on the passenger seat. ‘Oh I didn’t know you have written a book,’ I said, embarrassed at my ignorance. She threw a smile at me. ‘Now you know.’ Then she gave me a quick gist of th
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  • Be Kind
    nehapanchamiya | 17-Apr-2018
    You think they're only animals. You believe they don't feel love and pain like us.     The love they share, is real.  The pain of separation they feel, is real.    Be kind.
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  • No regrets. Just numb.
    nehapanchamiya | 17-Apr-2018
    To watch a life leave its body at a time in moment that you determined, is numbing.   To watch a life become lifeless and be carried for burial knowing you were part of the call, is numbing.    To know that you will go back tomorrow and have to make similar decisions again, is numbing.    Numbing, because you cannot be allowed to feel a thing...because if I cry right now, I will not stop, and then how I will I make the right decisions tomorrow again?    For whoever said working with animals is so much fun and called me lucky for being able to follow my passion, days like today, make me want to scowl at them and offer them to wear my shoes, on a day like today.    No regrets. Just numb. 
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  • "HOW" part of life...
    Aditya | 30-Mar-2018
    Yet another case where test cricket is a reflection of life. If we can learn something from the Newlands ball tampering episode, it is the “how” part of doing things. Be it business or a sport, in every walk of life we want to win. But it is of utmost importance as to “how” we win. Is winning at all cost that important and is it really that rewarding? The answer is all over the media. People over the years have sidelined core values in pursuit of business excellence. Is business excellence only to do with financial gains? Or is it also about earning and preserving pride?  I have seen a lot of people in my previous organization coming from various backgrounds and cultures trying to infuse their individual ideas into the big picture. Diversity is important, innovation is appreciated, but it is not smart to play with core values which are acquired and established over a long journey, these values did not fall into the laps of the founders, these are hard earned..! And in the case of
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  • Happy Women's Day!!!
    Jyoti | 08-Mar-2018
    International Women’s Day is being celebrated today everywhere but is it enough for us females? Women will be made to feel special today, pampered, offered discounts at all the stores and hotels but what after today? I am not against this celebration but I just want women to feel special and safe on all the days and not just one single day! In today’s age, daily we hear and see events which are degrading females, be it at the home front or the workplace. The graph of a women’s life is measured by her marriage, number of kids, her family and not her intelligence, work or promotion. People cannot tolerate women in superior positions and assume that she has used her female powers to reach the position. They cannot believe that she can manage family as well as work both efficiently. Even in the high societies, women are facing these problems. These problems cannot be eradicated until the mindset of our society changes. Even highly educated people can have narrow mindsets and it is very difficu
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  • Horn OK Please
    Aditya | 18-Feb-2018
    गांव खेड़े की सडकोंपे गाडी चलएहो कभी? जब दो गाड़ियां आमने सामने आती है ना, तब एक दूजे को सड़क से नीचे उतारने की कोसिस होती है। गाड़ी चाहे जो भी हो छोटी या बड़ी, इंसान चाहे जो भी हो मुसाफिर या स्थानीय, जज्बा वही होता है, "मैने नहीं उतरना है बस...!" जिसका जिगरा छोटा वह उतर जाता है और कौस्ते हुए आगे बढ़ता है, और जिसका गुरुर बड़ा वह सड़क पे रहता है और अपनी जीत पे मुस्कुराता है, इतराता है। आगे चलके शायद दांव पलट भी जाता होगा, पर वह एक पल जीतने या हरने का एहसास बना रहता है। दोष सड़क का नहीं है भाई, दोष अपने दिलों का है। सड़क उतनी बड़ी होती है की दो गाड़ियां समांले, पर अपने दिल में इतनी जगा कहां के इंसान को समेटले...!खैर, expressway पे पाले बढे लोग ये नहीं समज़्हेंगे, वहां तो लकीरे पहलेसे ही बनादी। वह तेरा ये मेरा, बस तेज बढ़ते रहो। तेजी के जमाने में हम सफर तो जल्दी पूरा कर लेते है, लेकिन हमसफ़र नहीं बना पाते और शायद सफर करनाही भूल जाते है, क्यों कुछ गलत कहा हमने? हैंजी...?  OK TATA  
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  • Good girls don't drink
    Sujata Rajpal | 16-Feb-2018
    Can women and beer go together? The current beer debate reminds me of a particular incident at my book event where after the book talk, a young woman came up to me and said kind words about my book that how much she had liked my book and how strong I have portrayed the character of Leela. ‘But there is something which I didn’t like?’ she said. ‘What is it? Please tell me,’ I was all ears to get some constructive feedback from a reader. ‘Why did you show that Leela drinks beer? Alcohol is bad for girls.’ (For the uninitiated Leela is my protagonist in The Other End of the Corridor) I’ve always believed I can absorb any kind of feedback positively but didn’t know how to take this one. All I could do was give a half smile. Everyone is free to have their own opinion about Leela, the book or the beer. If excessive alcohol is bad for the liver, it is bad for both men and women. Is woman’s body wired differently that alcohol can be bad for her but not fo
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  • Love is maintainance
    Dietician | 14-Feb-2018
    Valentine’s day, the day of love so why not celebrate our love with whom we never break up. They always have our heart and our heart is filled with its thoughts- right it is none other than our dearest food. Even a thought of food brings a smile on each and every individuals face. If think we actually have a particular food item for every occasion happy or sad. From colostrum to the last sip of water, food actually accompanies us throughout our journey of life .Depending on the place and the religion we are born in our food culture varies, but it does not differ .The food culture is basically dependant on area , its climatic conditions… but the reasoning remains almost the same. In case of Indian as far I know every food ritual is based on science and facts. Every relationship has ups and downs but this one has the least . Just like the secret to  maintain any relation is to strike a balance , similarly we need to strike a balance in our plate. In a relation both partners are equally imp
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  • Togetherness
    Ajinkya Pathak | 02-Feb-2018
    In a relaxed moment she asked, “What’s the best thing about me?”. “You made ‘us’ out of ME”, he replied!
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  • Ajinkya Pathak | 01-Feb-2018
    While cleaning the dirt of her memories from my skin, I was slowly introduced to my own color!
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  • Perceptions
    Aditya | 17-Jan-2018
    We are better off at a distance from celebrities and aliens. That way we can paint them the way we perceive, without bothering to know who they truly are. But then we ourselves are the same, aren’t we? Painting ourselves the way we want celebrities and aliens to perceive us?
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  • Seeking Peace
    Digvita Shah | 16-Jan-2018
    Walking by the shore, the tsunami of his emotions: floated peacefully!!! -Digvita Shah
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  • Elevate Yourself!
    Its me Hitali | 18-Sep-2017
      ELEVATE YOURSELF!   Water symbolises flow and life.                      Abstractly, it explains how important is to keep moving no matter how many obstacles and storms come in your way.                       For it is better known the insignificance of stagnant water which only exemplify sluggishness,mustiness and stillness .So is life.Like moving water proclaims its art of excellence by repelling and rebuffing the storms and high tides ,so must be the epitome of one’s biography . Invigorate yourself to face the challanges , extol the virtues of self because self evaluation is the best thing to animate the hidden and stagnant virtues and vices.World is full of critics. So beatify yourself with your own verdicts. For that what you need to do is to keep moving and dive in the flow as it will help you to fine-tune and burnish.Explore the opportunites hidden in the venter of epoch.
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