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#NaBloPoMo: Day #11: Soul- Be in nature, become one with nature

#NaBloPoMo This card is an ode of sorts to the joys of being one with nature as I realised, purely by accident, when I started out on a fitness routine with an evening walk. It was in April this year when I discovered a magical mystical green oasis in my colony where I have been living for 4… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day #11: Soul- Be in nature, become one with nature

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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#3: Balance- Take on something that you avoid or hate

#NaBloPoMo Balance- Take on something that you avoid or hate The second card that I have pulled out of this deck today morning is about Balance which is all about – “Discipline is choosing between what you want NOW and what you want MOST” . It essentially was telling me to do something that I normally… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day#3: Balance- Take on something that you avoid or hate

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#NaBloPoMo: Day#2 – Meditation is to mind as water is for fish!

#NaBloPoMo My first card from the Inspiration Deck is for the mind and what do you know it’s the Day One: mind card Well the universe is certainly guiding me  wont you agree!?! I have been wanting to incorporate daily meditation into my routine since long and now it begins with this journey. I have… Read More #NaBloPoMo: Day#2 – Meditation is to mind as water is for fish!

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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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#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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Top 5 BlogStars I admire in recent times

My Blogstars I recently joined the Blogchatter community to put some oomph into my blogging mojo and am I glad that I did. Being part of a blogging community (especially one as close-knit and pro-active as Blogchatter) has been a boon for that swift kick in my lazy behind to get me working on it diligently.… Read More Top 5 BlogStars I admire in recent times

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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