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NaBloPoMo: Day #10: Balance-Move side to side to find your center

#NaBloPoMo This is a beautiful card for it talks about balance by finding one’s center – something we all crave for but are unaware how to reach there. I am one of those too. What is the center, you may well ask? Is it the center of the body? Is it the center of the… Read More NaBloPoMo: Day #10: Balance-Move side to side to find your center

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #9: Body-Gratitude makes the body light

#NaBloPoMo Gratitude has been a new word for me this year in the way that it has been presenting itself to me on every nook and corner these days. I have been attending meditation sessions regularly for the past one and a half-year wherein this practice is being stressed upon with every word, gesture and thought.… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #9: Body-Gratitude makes the body light

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #8: Soul-R&R is a primary need of the soul

#NaBloPoMo R&R – now that’s a word most of us use but are so unaware of its true meaning. While working in our important corporate jobs, we have come to associate this term with the short, knee jerk breaks we ill-manage to take while assuring ourselves (with a well-intentioned mind)  that a longer holiday to… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #8: Soul-R&R is a primary need of the soul

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#NaBloPoMo: Day #7: Body- dissolve your anger and fears with touch

#NaBloPoMo This card is amazing in its context of highlighting TOUCH to do away with fears and tears. But for me this brings back some horrid memories of being “touched”. I remember the time I had just come down to Delhi and started to work here. I had heard all about the infamous “groping” incidents… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #7: Body- dissolve your anger and fears with touch

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#NaBloPoMo: Day#6: Soul – Build a soul practice!

#NaBloPoMo Wow! This is Card # 5 and it’s totally blown me away. I have been doing some of the things mentioned here or rather doing them my own way, not daily, nevertheless the journey has started. Lets see: ♦ With Day#1 of this deck, I have started a 10 minute meditation practice daily by… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day#6: Soul – Build a soul practice!

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#NaBloPoMo: Day#5: Soul- Love is the nature of the soul!

#NaBloPoMo   Well! This is the Day 5 card and I have to say I am a bit flummoxed, for self-love doesn’t come easy to me. Blame it on the years of parental conditioning. Our household never saw expressions of love and communicating with each other was also not considered big. The general rule of… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day#5: Soul- Love is the nature of the soul!

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#NaBloPoMo: Day#4: Balance- Seek the edge!

#NaBloPoMo I once again dove into the pack and selected a card at random with my left hand (heart connection) and pulled out a Balance card for today as well. This one tells me to walk to the edge; to push myself to my limits and test to see how far I can go before… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day#4: Balance- Seek the edge!

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#NaBloPoMo: Day#1 – Of resolutions & conscious thoughts!

#NaBloPoMo A new month brings in new challenges and resolutions. Yeah I am jumping the gun on the latter this annum. I haven’t really had a very good year and have been moaning about it to just get over. Sick of my rants, I decided to end the year well by putting these last two… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day#1 – Of resolutions & conscious thoughts!

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The Joker & The King of the Deck!

Day #31 of the ultimate blog challenge.and I am looking back at the 31 odd days of regular blogging that I have engaged in. I started out as an odd man out (The Joker) during the Alexa campaign and came out as the First runner up (The King) in that and it was so ultimately… Read More The Joker & The King of the Deck!

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My Diwali mantra 2016 is Declutter

Diwali thy name declutter was my mantra for this year.I have had this feeling all year-long to make space in my life by clearing out not just material stuff but relationships, people and issues too. I started with making peace with what’s on my plate rather than asking for more or cribbing about what I… Read More My Diwali mantra 2016 is Declutter

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#FridayFiction: They preened, they posed and they courted – but all in vain.

#Friday Fiction Settling into the dating rhythm with Tapan over a course of two months, Naina was off in wonderland musing on the dates that had endured her till here – the funny ones, the weird ones and some which started sweet but ended badly….. If she was honest with herself, some had been the… Read More #FridayFiction: They preened, they posed and they courted – but all in vain.

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#FridayFiction: To date or not to date is the question

Date Fate “You can’t give up now! Its been only a month Naina since you started to date,” Angie exclaimed while trying to snatch her phone to stop her from deleting her profile on the dating app. “I have had it with all these jerks and bigots with over idealistic talks who fall flat on… Read More #FridayFiction: To date or not to date is the question

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#FridayFiction: Saying it with flowers is the best way!

#FridayFiction Juggling the paint brushes, Naina opened the door to be greeted by the florist delivery boy, yet again. This time it was an exotic arrangement of hot pink roses mixed with some white orchids and the card that read “An apology has three parts  I am sorry It’s my fault And what can I… Read More #FridayFiction: Saying it with flowers is the best way!

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#FridayFiction: I wont let you go hungry tonight, darling!

Continuing from Naina and Tapan’s date #1  Naina’s phone buzzed the next day while she was at her salon. She checked it to see a sms from Tapan. Smiling, she began to respond. “I was wondering if I could interest you in an authentic bengali meal?” “I am clueless about this cuisine though would love… Read More #FridayFiction: I wont let you go hungry tonight, darling!

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When & how I found my blogging mojo

  Monday evening, doorbell rings and I am wondering who it could be? Open door to hear someone say, “Madame aapka parcel hai!” Hopeful, I sign for it and yessss it’s from Santa!!!! You heard it right I have a discovered a Santa Claus who rewards me for being good ……. Years of moaning n groaning… Read More When & how I found my blogging mojo

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#FridayFiction: My fair lady!

#FridayFiction “How about some of their famous lemon cake, you love it, right?” Pratyush continued, looking hopefully at Naina. “On one condition – you tell all about your date, as she had the same experience as me but you looked more upset than her. So what was all that about?” Naina bargained as she felt hopeful… Read More #FridayFiction: My fair lady!

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#FridayFiction: The Great Switcheroo – part 2

#FridayFiction “You are not Pratyush?” Naina exclaimed in shock. What’s going on with this guy? “I am Vishwas and that over there is my friend Pratyush,” he said pointing to a table behind her where she could see a couple in conversation. Perplexed, she looked at her coffee companion. “Is this some sort of joke?… Read More #FridayFiction: The Great Switcheroo – part 2

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#FridayFiction: The Great Switcheroo – part 1

#FridayFiction Naina entered the cafe in quick strides; a little out of breath she perused the tables. “There he is”, she thought spotting a well-dressed, bespectacled man with his nose buried in a book by the window seat. “He managed to bag it. Thank god,I had mentioned it to him while chatting”. She gave him a… Read More #FridayFiction: The Great Switcheroo – part 1

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#FridayFiction: I am well worth the wait Darling!

 #FridayFiction Naina picked up her favourite red hibiscus iced tea from the counter and found a comfy window seat in her favourite Starbucks. She wanted to answer some of her pending emails before her date joined her. Yeah, you heard it right! She had a date with Mrigank, 37 who delved into the mysteries of… Read More #FridayFiction: I am well worth the wait Darling!

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#FridayFiction: Man proposes, woman disposes!

#FridayFiction Naina picked up her favourite red hibiscus iced tea from the counter and found a comfy window seat in her favourite Starbucks. She wanted to answer some of her pending emails before her date joined her. Yeah, you heard it right! She had a date with Mrigank, 37 who delved into the mysteries of… Read More #FridayFiction: Man proposes, woman disposes!