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Shalzmojo turns One as a self hosted blog!!

My blog turns one as a self hosted blog and I am sharing my experiences for the past one year – my successes as a nascent blogger and the downfalls that I faced over and over again. I also give thanks to tonnes of peeps who helped me on this journey!

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Your writing sucks!!! [ #MondayMusings ]

“Your writing sucks and people laugh behind your back at what you write!!!!!!” Crushing? You bet your bottom dollar, it was. I was so heartbroken as it was said by a blogging friend fiend who retaliated over a perceived misdeed/misspoken word by me for her. Without waiting to clarify anything, she declared me Brutus and […]

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When you are feeling blue, adding lemon can make you purple!

This year’s Bangalore trip saw me catching up with loads of friends, which meant that I got to check out tonnes of neat cafe there. One such get together saw me at Claytopia in Koramangala. We deigned to sit in the open courtyard, fanned by the green foliage of the tree cover. Our curiosity was […]

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Love, Stalk, Kill! { Women Safety } #MondayMusings

Even as we were rejoicing the confirmation of the death penalty for Nirbhayata’s rapists, another horrific rape filled the timelines. This time it was from Rohtak, Haryana where a man and his cronies abducted, raped, mutilated and killed a girl who had refused to marry him. That this came so close on the heels of […]

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Fallen from Grace {Friday Reflection}

Moving into a new place comes with its set of new faces and personalities. I have been doing my bit to get on with the social activities of the colony to familiarize myself with the peeps here. One such lady seems to be a regular on the morning walks and pretty soon we were exchanging […]

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Save me from these Mother India please!!!

With mother’s day approaching fast, corporate gimmicks of every hue and shapes can be seen advertised massively. From restaurants to jewellery stores to you -name-it – everyone wants to cash in on this band wagon. Oh yes there are loads of blog writing contests too on this theme, which is how this blog has come […]

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|The Great Indian Men-tality | Women’s Day 2017 |

The fact of the matter is that a man in India is revered by his; Family, for he would ensure progression of generation plus money would come in on his wedding as opposed to a girls, where it goes out (dowry) Father, for he would take care of business / his old age , etc. Mother, […]

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#MagicOfLove: Where art thou, my Romeo!?!

I am a die-hard romantic at the hearts – no matter how many times its been broken and crushed! I still believe in my romeo-juliet tale (with happy endings though). So when Romila took out the #magicoflove contest for Valentines day, I decided to write a love letter to my Romeo (where ever he is, whoever […]

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#ThankfulThursday: Thankful for love

#ThankfulThursday When I saw this week’s prompt for #thankfulthursday, I was a little flummoxed (my love life is at an epic low at the moment). Thankful for love – any kind- hmmmmm!! My mental gears whirred and vroomed while I plied myself with a bottle of red wine (you see writing about love warrants wine) Then […]

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Dreamcatcher – to catch a dream………

Dreamcatcher A jaunt amidst the colourful stalls at the much talked about Surajkund crafts mela this week was rewarded with a few quirky picks. Not just the traditional art and crafts of India but curios inspired from lifestyle, movies and of course the West. Everywhere one looked, there was a rainbow of knickknacks, vibrant textiles, jewellery […]

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All that sparkles, is it really worth the hullabaloo!?!

Real Women, Real Preferences You will be hard pressed to find a woman who doesn’t like jewellery or is not moved by the mere mention of it. I remember my grandmas and aunts making such a hullabaloo during my older cousin’s weddings over jewellery – the worth of the bride coming in or the daughter […]

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#UBC: My blog in 31 days of first month of 2017

#UBC: One month of continuous blogging The first month of 2017 is standing at its end and I took this time out to just reflect on how my blog has done. My Blog!!! My chest swells with pride at these words, for I have really laboured to get it “up” right there. I started by […]

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#KashmirTravelDiaries: A floating postoffice on the Dal lake

While roaming on the Dal Boulevard, I espied a gorgeous houseboat with the red and white signage of the Indian postal office. Curious I ventured forth to explore further and to my delight, it turned out to be the first and only Floating Post Office in India, gloriously standing tall in a charming backdrop of […]

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#ThankfulThursdays : Apps everyday, keep the worries at bay

 #ThankfulThursdays Week 13 Writing this post for #ThankfulThursday prompt by Amrita as it made me realise how much the apps help me out to manage my tasks, without any worry of forgetting or time constraints. Though  I won’t classify myself as a true gadget freak or even  cell phone crazy , I do love the convenience […]

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#BarWoWe: No pain, no gain

#WordyWednesday #3 – January 2017 – #BarWoWe Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder. – Nikita Khrushchev Incentives by any other name could be just plain old accountability and is so enmeshed in our way of living without us even realising it. As we human beings love to procrastinate […]

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10 day “You” challenge: One photo

ONE PHOTO 2012  saw me heading off to Leh – a dream destination so far! I was all set to be charmed by the clouds, lakes, land formations and the people. But this picture is my favourite of that trip because I can’t for the life of me imagine how I managed to get on […]

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10 day “You” challenge: Two Songs

TWO SONGS Melodies hold the power to sway the mind heart to its tune and take one back to a day or moment or even remind of a person from way back in the past. I love listening to music and need the background sound in the house the whole day; I am addicted to the […]

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10 day “You” challenge: Three movies

Three Movies I love watching movies and escaping into the make-believe world, even if for a few hours and hot buttered popcorn makes it all the better. I am going to put down three of my all time favourite movies; tough to do as I have a HUGE list of movies that I love to […]

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