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Let’s bring people together

Technology has indeed made the world a smaller place. While distances have increased, and in pursuit of economic prosperity, we are increasingly becoming an urban race. Distances have increased Many of us, who were earlier born in villages, now live away from our place of birth. Our families are smaller, and our relatives further. Friends […]

One World. One Message.

I don’t know if I should take this inspiration from sci-fi movies. Whenever we have visitors other worlds, they are talking only one message. Whether be it a friendly visitor like ET, or Mars attacks ;). But whenever they talked about the more evolved worlds, they considered every citizen of their planet as equal. I’ll […]

The Inspiration

Inspiration is the overarching spiritual framework that drives strategy, leadership and commitment. It leads to the creation of a goal that must be achieved, and in this respect, it should lay down the principles that will govern the use of technology, so it may be used as an enabler to bring together people of the […]

Is your dog smart?

To study dogs smartness, owners learn new tricks, I read somewhere. So the world has turned a full circle, and instead of the dogs, the owners are learning new tricks instead of the other way round. Nowadays universities have Canine Cognition Centres and Yale University is one of them. Owners try to find out how […]

The Broken Swing – A Horror Fiction

The girl gripped her mother’s finger as the mother started narrating the story. “Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Forrest…” Her little girl of four loved horror tales. She was surprised that the girl felt no fear listening to creepy tales that would generally freak out kids that age. Mothers resort […]

Raging Storms

The skies a sinister purple As the looming grey clouds Showed their tyranny over the beams of the dying sunset.   An enigmatic peace hangs in the air, The smell of danger invading the lair   In the fabric of expansive space, Weave the threads of darkness. In the depths of the water maze Stirs […]

Book Review: The Lyon’s Orphanage by Charlie King

When I read the synopsis, something made me feel warm inside like the hug of a pillow on a cold winter morning. Being associated with an orphanage for many years now, I felt an instant connect. I have been around the place long enough and am much aware of the challenges one faces in running […]

Didn’t you?

She kicked you off when you slapped her face, You didn’t tell her that’s the smaller mistake you made. I see you are now married and a father too. Oh your daughter looks like a princess aloof! But do I see an uncle that smiles more than he should? Didn’t you tell your baby, her […]

If religion schools you to war

What if – Turban knew of white gowns? Kuran met the cross in town? Kashi mentioned Haj halts? Kirpan visited puja stalls? I know the ifs shall lead you where A place with no bloodshed and despair. If GOD resides in every man Yet religion permits guns in hand What conspired myth you proudly live? […]

World Famous Books Written In Mirror Image

World Famous Books Written In Mirror Image 1.Mirror Imaged Shree Mad BhagvadGita (Pen)-Piyush Goel has a unique art, he can write words in mirror image.Piyush Goel can write words in mirror image in two languages Hindi and English.He has completed “World First Mirror Image Book Shreemad BhagvadGita”, all 18 chapters, 700 verses in two languages Hindi and English.Besides […]

Exchanged Places

“Sister , do you mind exchanging places?” The first thing I noticed was his hair , longer than the girl next to him. He was sleek, mostly like my batch-mates from the university. Bemused I stood amidst smelly shirts and adamant heads , unable to figure out that the voice was meant for me. In […]

From the Mind of a New Blogger….

As we start growing up, the very first thing that is instilled in our minds is how important it is to learn to read and write. Reading and writing thus become the stepping stones toward education and ultimately to one’s success. Although in the course of time, I’ve written numerous essays and  scripted articles for […]


आज माजघर शांत आहे सुन्न बसलंय स्वयंपाकघर, चुलीची धग लागत नाहीये कारण चवताळलाय ज्वाळांचा वावर.. आज बांगड्या नाहीत किणकिणणाऱ्या ना दिसला साडीचा पदर, कपाळावरलं कुंकूही दिसेना अन् एकाकी राहिला मंगळसूत्राचा सर.. असाच गेला दिवस ओशाळली दुपार, भरीस भर म्हणून आली तिन्हीसांज.. पेटला नाही दिवा तुळशीवृंदावन रितं, देवही बसले अंधारात देवघरही झालं परकं.. सरली संध्याकाळ उगवली […]

Sweltering Summers by the Seashore

The sun rays beating down from the blue sky, All around, the land is parched and dry.   Under the scorching heat, the cool seaside breeze is and absolute treat, As we tread along the coastline, the drenched sand engraving an imprint of our feet.   White foam of mellow waves caress our toes in […]

The 3rd World War in our Offices

Every day millions of us commute to our offices, do some productive work and come back to our homes. Every day that productive time in office is nothing short of fighting a battle in a war zone. Words and arguments fizz by like bullets, few rounds of heavy mortar shelling of devilish emails is generally […]

Are we still the Indoi (Hindus) from the Indus Valley of Peace?

Incredible India, The Nation of Melange What a privilege to be born on a divine land of diversity, culture and lost ancient knowledge! India, ironically is very close to Kailash Parbat, the Axis mundi of the Earth. What’s more ironic is that, I was born in the Axis Mundi of this Incredible India. Which is Madhya […]

How to stay encouraged when you are unemployed

When a person embarks on the path of job search, it’s usually impossible to know how long the journey will be. Hence, within time, the rejections multiply and the savings get divided, resulting in a crestfallen attitude. There could be two possibilities for an experienced person searching for a job – either, he/she is employed […]

A Dangal year

It’s been a Dangal year for the Indian woman, in all fields. The year had started with the news that Deepika Padukone will start shooting for the international project, XXX, The Return of Xander Cage. She had just captured and enraptured the Indian cine goer, starring as Mastani in the movie Bajirao Mastani. Before her […]

Divided we fall

Steady Meanderings A conjoined twin trying to escape another Grunting in exertion and effort As his flesh binds him to another But not his spirit A group of people deciding What is best for themselves And propagandising it as What is best for those who they represent And changing the contours of history And geographical […]

Time to prioritise Technology, Segway Myths Debunked!

Segway Myths Debunked Barcelona, June: Early morning, sipping my energy drink Le-espresso, a power dose of caffeine while my mind is constantly racing between the world issues, intergalactic space (the vast empty spaces that sit between galaxies), Earthly Space (the vast empty spaces that sit between humans), advancing technology, and retreating humanity. Europe can give […]

Mumbai 2025

Mumbai – 2025 I am wandering through the lanes of my place of birth, Dadar, getting nostalgic about the days gone by. Hindu colony and my school, IES… Nearby are the iconic colleges, Ruia and Poddar. The main road in Hindu colony, running parallel to the now defunct railway line, was once lined with huge […]

Khatun says, “The OA” is the original, but why..?

The OA Netflix released the trailer of their new series The OA, only 4 days before it premiered. The OA Season 1, most definitely brought along a fresh mind bending concept, with an unreasonable end. It only took 1 weekend for The OA to become Netflix’s latest binge obsession. While Brit (The director), managed to create consistent implausible traps, in the […]

Copenhagen’s ‘Danish’ Little Mermaid

The Heart rending story of The ‘Danish’ Little Mermaid The Eternal Destiny The Little Mermaid, was also warned that she will acquire an eternal soul, only after she marries the Prince. Failing to do so, she will die with a broken heart, and dissolve into sea foam upon the waves. Love is blinding, as they […]

Top 9 Myths and facts about introvert-Understanding the misunderstood

Enough myths about introvert!. Some are so bizarre. that I just could not stop myself writing on this. Here are some myths about introversion and why they are misinformed. Top 9 Myths and facts about introverts   MYTH NO 1. All introverts are shy — and all shy people are introverts. FACT-They are Reserved. Shyness has […]

Autumn Mornings

Each morning starts with a wide, lazy yawn, Sun rays peek into the late dawn. Windows still hazy from the midnight mist Branches of the elder trees gnarled into a twist.   Sidewalks littered with leaves orange and red, Dry foliage crunches under our feet as we tread. The smell of maple sap crisp in […]

Diary of a Girl Next Door – Part V – Intense & Graver

“Hello” “Hi Naira, can we talk for a while?” “What is it about?” “There’s something I want to tell you, there’s something I am hiding from you…” “But Ranbir, I’m out for dinner with my family.” “Is there any way you can sneak away for a while and talk to me? It’s really important.” “Who’s […]

Diary of a Girl Next Door – Part VII – Ranbir & Naira Kiss

*ONE WEEK LATER* Nine O’ Clock I switched off the lights of my room as I was leaving for office. I stepped down the stairs and walked out the door. “Naira, stop.” I heard someone call my name. I turned behind. It was Ranbir. “What are you doing here? I asked you to stay away […]

Diary of a Girl Next Door – Part IV – In a Dilemma

“Naira, what if I don’t drop you home tonight? I mean what if I take you to my place?” *What did he just say? Home? Why?* “Ummm………Ranbir…..what are you saying? Did I hear it right?” “Yes, Naira. Stay with me tonight. I want to talk to you the entire night.” “But Ranbir, it’s already pretty […]

Because They Are Memories

In this chaotic world, there are innumerable things that happen to us each day. But amid those innumerable things are ones which stay in our hearts for the rest of our lives. They dig deeper than one can ever imagine, and graver than one can ever comprehend. We surely do not enter into this world […]

We Are the 21st Century Generation & Not Guilty About It

Even though the world has been modernized to an extent that is sometimes incomprehensible, yet there are certain things that we as a 21st Century generation have figured out for ourselves. Yes, we are not “Americanized” and neither are we a confused lot (I mean; only sometimes we are). We are not trying to bridge […]

Dancing Under the Moonlight

Under the sweet smile of the crescent moon, Twirling to the sound of whistling tunes, Hair billowing in the gentle breeze that follows the blistering noon, The sand flying as I disturb the Arabian dunes, As I waltz, moon beams weave into my tresses and braids, I am praised for my step by the quiet […]

Give your BEST HUGS- 10 Surprising benefits of hugs

Hugs are definitely the most powerful therapy for healing. So I thought I should come up with the amazing benefits of hugs. Hugs are the way of expressing love, warmth and protection in all the relationship. You Hug your friends, family, adult babies. Also, Research shows that a proper deep hug can benefit you in many ways. Benefits […]

Revealed: Hindu Traditions Are Actually Science Driven..

There isn’t a need of any sort of blind belief to qualify for heaven; because there is science behind every single thing. Well, yes. Even Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma functions on the principles of Science i.e principles that can be identified, intuited and experienced. Here are 7 examples that justify the practices of Hindutva being […]

Romancing the Ruby

An Indian Princess on a mission to save her newly-adopted kingdom… A man bent on getting what he wants… A marriage of convenience… A love that neither of them expects… Prologue The dust particles, disturbed by the bulk of the bent man heaving in a wheezing fit over the papers strewn on the cluttered desk, […]

Teacher: Priestess of School

I would like to dedicate this poem to Ms. Nikki Ellis and Mrs. Sharmila Lahiri, two of my former teachers. To them, I may have been just another face in a sea of students, but their work has made a huge impact on me. As a small token of my gratitude, I would like to […]


Black or white? Friendship or spite? Family or career? Move front or rear?   Cowardly or brave? Tyrant or slave? Persevere or despair? Apathy or care?   Dark or light? Hide or fight? Sit back or strive? Honest or connive?   Live or be alive… Make the choice and thrive. Whether you pick a choice […]

Raging Storms

I sit by the window looking out at the idyllic lake, Being ravaged by the stormy rains. It looks like a million needles rain down And pierce the sheet of water to batter its soul. I feel a sharp pain shoot in my heart, as it reminds me Of the storms raging within. To read […]

Colors of Dharamshala- 5 days n 4 nights – 5 places – Rs. 8538/-

Places Covered  Day 1: Chandigarh- Anandpur sahib-Naina devi- Anandpur sahib-nangal Day 2: Nangal-Kangra Day 3: Kangra- Mcleodgang Day 4: Mcleod gang – Palampur Day 5: Palampur-Kangra-Chandigarh Day 1 Starting my journey from Chandigarh ( Mohali Phase 6 Bus stand), I took a bus for Anandpur Sahib (Rs. 90), it took around 2 hours to reach […]

Being a tourist in your own home

I was reading this article on NDTV about being single and in their 40’s, above that being an Indian women. I’m myself 29 and single. Believe me, after 25 its not considered appropriate for a girl to be single in India. I can imagine how she might be feeling. I’ll not be discussing the article […]


The sickening stench of human degradation and waste, faintly overpowered by a chemical cleaning agent that has failed to fulfil its purpose, which awakens me to the depth of my present plight. The lumpy dirty bed which I had been almost afraid of when I first entered the room about an hour ago, is now […]

How to Adult 101

As of late, I have noticed something strangely curious (maybe not so strange, maybe not so curious). My observation: It is only when you are tossed to deal with and take care of yourself that you realize you have grown up and are capable of doing any said work with ease. It’s insane to see […]


God has forgotten me. He doesn’t hear me and he doesn’t see me. It is as if I do not exist. If it were not for the fortunate ones who avert their gaze when in my presence, I wouldn’t believe that He exists too. He is a selective God. He blesses those He favours. I’m […]

Lucky – A short story

He is yelling. I know it because I can feel the rush of air on my face with each bellow. His breath is hot and stale, but my eyes are drawn to his lips. They are thick and they curl and catch in the spaces between his teeth. They act as mufflers making nearly every […]

Bindi Blues

Straightaway, I perceive that many of you are now mulling over whatever is this bindi??? bindi /ˈbɪndɪ/ noun a decorative dot worn in the middle of the forehead, especially by Hindu women Word Origin: Hindi Traditionally a bindi is a dot placed on the forehead, between the eyes, of a married Indian woman. In Indian […]

Dosa @ Twist: A Foodies Adventure

I’m a person of QUIRKY food; strange concoctions or bizarre fusions have always allured me. Dosa Twist with its concept of non-veg dosas had peeked my interest since its inception, I finally got a chance to try their food. Dear Readers, if the concept intrigues you, then the food will definitely blow your mind!! This […]

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