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#MondayMusings – Religion is a Matter of Faith

Religion to me is personal; its a matter of my faith and what I believe in. There can be no hard and fast rule for human beings to pray as dictated by religious leaders or their interpretations of the holy books.… Read More #MondayMusings – Religion is a Matter of Faith

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#MondayMusings – My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist!

The recent atmosphere of divisive politics has been taking a toll on the Hindu-Muslim relations in our country. Every other day some instance of hate crime is reported based on religion in India. This piece is written to express my disgust with the bigots and zealots who dont seem to see Human beings and discriminate based on colour, religion and even gender.… Read More #MondayMusings – My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist!

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#WordsMatter – Outside my window

I am participating in the #WordsMatter bloghop this month and this post is in response to the prompt Outside my Window. I am attempting fiction after ages and hope this is well received by my readers.… Read More #WordsMatter – Outside my window

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#MondayMusings: Reflections 2018 & WOTY 2019

Its that time of the year when one sets resolutions and WOTY! Also refelcts on the year gone by and what could be done better and what was fabulous, etc. So this is a combined post from my end to talk about all of this stuff in one go!… Read More #MondayMusings: Reflections 2018 & WOTY 2019

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#Gratitude: Challenges for a bloggers pen -The Good!

As I got more and more proficient at my blog, I jumped onto the blogging challenges bandwagon to promote my writing and also interact with others. After doing loads of such blog hops and marathons, I have narrowed down three that I must partake in a year.… Read More #Gratitude: Challenges for a bloggers pen -The Good!

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Joie de vivre in July 2018 [ Gratitude ]

♥ “Joie de vivre” is a French phrase that denotes living life to the fullest ♥ I cannot find a better phrase to sum the delightful month I had which flew by in a blink of the eye. Not only are we in the second half of the year, but the first month of this half… Read More Joie de vivre in July 2018 [ Gratitude ]

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[Monday Musings ] No swamp; No lotus!

“No swamp; no lotus”, hit me hard when I was reading the book The art of purring by David Michie. (Correction: I had incorrectly mentioned the author as Mitch Albom) This phrase is uttered by Geshe Wangpo while he is explaining the need to practice equanimity and how to go achieve it. He outlined four… Read More [Monday Musings ] No swamp; No lotus!

BarAThon, ThyroScare

#ThyroScare – How age old healing therapies came to my rescue – Part 3: Reiki, Crystals & Chakra Healing

Following and researching some oage old techniques for healing, led me to delve deeper into my Reiki practice as well as crystals & Chakra healing.
Read on about how I have decided to employ these techniques into my fight against Thyroid and hope to cure myself without chemicals, surgeries and other invasive procedures… Read More #ThyroScare – How age old healing therapies came to my rescue – Part 3: Reiki, Crystals & Chakra Healing

BarAThon, ThyroScare

#Thyroscare – How age old healing therapies came to my rescue – Part 2: Yoga & Meditation

What happened when I discovered I had thyroid and how I dealt with all the body changes that went with it! Read about my fight with thyroid! This is a new feature that I am starting on my blog to detail out this disease and what to look for in it – it will chronicle all my experience and learning with it. Hoping others will benefit from this knowledge!… Read More #Thyroscare – How age old healing therapies came to my rescue – Part 2: Yoga & Meditation

BarAThon, ThyroScare

#Thyroscare – How age old healing therapies came to my rescue – Part 1: Acupressure

What happened when I discovered I had thyroid and how I dealt with all the body changes that went with it! Read about my fight with thyroid! This is a new feature that I am starting on my blog to detail out this disease and what to look for in it – it will chronicle all my experience and learning with it. Hoping others will benefit from this knowledge!… Read More #Thyroscare – How age old healing therapies came to my rescue – Part 1: Acupressure

BarAThon, ThyroScare

#ThyroScare – Changing face of my thyroid!

What happened when I discovered I had thyroid and how I dealt with all the body changes that went with it! Read about my fight with thyroid! This is a new feature that I am starting on my blog to detail out this disease and what to look for in it – it will chronicle all my experience and learning with it. Hoping others will benefit from this knowledge!… Read More #ThyroScare – Changing face of my thyroid!

BarAThon, ThyroScare

#ThyroScare – Running to the “specialist” as there is water around my heart!

So now a special marathon run to different kind of specialist happened in my bid to figure out what and how of my thyroid condition. Read on to know how 6 specialists later, my frustration knew no bounds and led me to do what.… Read More #ThyroScare – Running to the “specialist” as there is water around my heart!

BarAThon, ThyroScare

#ThyroScare – The numbers just didnt add up in the thyroid test

What happened when I started to swell up and bloat so much that my clothes started to hurt me, talking made me breathless and eating made me wanna throw up? Read on to know the next chapter of my Thyroid saga… Read More #ThyroScare – The numbers just didnt add up in the thyroid test

BarAThon, ThyroScare

#ThyroScare – What I went through when I discovered I had Thyroid

What happened when I discovered I had thyroid and how I dealt with all the body changes that went with it! Read about my fight with thyroid! This is a new feature that I am starting on my blog to detail out this disease and what to look for in it – it will chronicle all my experience and learning with it. Hoping others will benefit from this knowledge!… Read More #ThyroScare – What I went through when I discovered I had Thyroid

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[Gratitude] The darling buds of May!

” Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May” – William Shakespeare Month of May brought hot winds and dust storms to my otherwise staid and stagnant life, turning it all upside down. I have been confined at home since April this year owing to my dad’s ill-health. He has been staying with me… Read More [Gratitude] The darling buds of May!

AtoZ, Blog Challenge

Reflections for #AtoZchallenge 2018

Its time to write the reflections post for #Atoz – yup April is over!!! It was one super duper ride this time around too with loads of encouragement from fellow readers/bloggers on my posts that kept me going.… Read More Reflections for #AtoZchallenge 2018

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[Z] Book Thief by Markus Zusak #AtoZchallenge

The Book Thief is a book written about the times of life in Nazi Germany when reading books was a crime. Book burning was celebrated on every street corners and many Germans undertook this activity as a joyous thing to do.
My todays’s post for [Z] is on this book which I have loved reading and feel that the movie does it absolute justice.… Read More [Z] Book Thief by Markus Zusak #AtoZchallenge

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[Y] Yarn-chopper #AtoZchallenge

Yarn-chopper is a 19th century nickname bestowed on a journalist who concocts or sensationalize his stories. He is also called a Yarn-Slinger as he is extremely verbose in telling a tale. I think I would give this apt title to Gerald Durrell after reading his roll-on-the-floor-wet-my-pants funny book – My Family and Other Animals.… Read More [Y] Yarn-chopper #AtoZchallenge

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[X] Xenial – Memoirs of a Geisha #AtoZchallenge

While I wondered at what to do with X, I was also trying to insert Memoirs of a geisha into my list of fav books. The adjective xenial is used to describe a friendly relationship between two parties, in particular between a hospitable host and his/her guests, or diplomatically between two countries. what do you think? Is is too far fetched?… Read More [X] Xenial – Memoirs of a Geisha #AtoZchallenge

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[W] The Wildings – a tale about the cats of Nizamuddin #AtoZchallenge

The Wildings is a beautifully scripted tale of the feline world through the eyes of the stray cats who abound in the Nizamuddin area of New Delhi. The voice of the animals is the dominant one in telling of this tale while the humans or big feet are relagted to the backdrop.… Read More [W] The Wildings – a tale about the cats of Nizamuddin #AtoZchallenge