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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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#BarWoWe: The tattered faith

#WordyWednesday #4 – January 2017 – #BarWoWe   A gust of wind howled outside sending a shiver creaking through the window shutters. Muhu peered out of the dirty window pane, squinting against the low visibility at the slivers of light appearing on the horizon now as the weak sun attempted to break through the thick […]

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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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#KashmirTravelDiaries: Gulshan Books

Books galore, Gulshan Gulshan While walking in down town Srinagar, I espied a charming looking book store on Residency road by the name of Gulshan Books, and immediately popped inside to browse as the shop window beckoned me with its beautifully bound tomes. It turned out to be a quaint bookstore built of wood with […]

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#BookSlutThursday- Week1

#BookSlutThursday My first posting for #bookslutthursday , a hashtag that I stumbled upon via my favourite book club admin Nidhi on Instagram Reading the #IngoChronicles by Helen Dunmore – a book I picked up in a bookstore Srinagar. Almost through and will probably pick remaining 3 of the series too Dark Days Club – This book was gifted by a friend […]

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#KashmirTravelDiaries: Chasing a snow dream

Every year, the onset of winters brings me to dreaming of seeing snowfall- a childhood wish. This year the hilly regions of Himachal and Kashmir have been seeing more than abundant snowfall as evident from tantalising pictures on FB. To make matters worse, my inner devil decided to chant ” I want to see snowfall!!!!!” […]

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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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#FridayFotoFiction: Caged Forever

  #FridayFotoFiction Caged forever  Crowd thronged, lunging for preferred elixir Music thundered, dancers swaying over each other He perused, women looking like exotic creatures They entered, twin made up wonder He offered, potency in a glass full of colour They accepted, falling for his allure Dazzled, world spun in a maze of wonder Light headed, […]

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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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10 day “You” challenge: Four Books

Four Books My mom tells me that as a toddler she noticed me being very fascinated with pictures and words in newspapers and periodicals and so decided to get me books to read whenever she could afford to. Her perception was right and something I am extremely grateful for as I dedicate my love for […]

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#ThankfulThursday : Being Human is a miracle in itself!

#ThankfulThursday Years ago, I was in the midst of a personal relationship that had become more misery than happiness. It was draining my self-esteem and depression had started to steep into my core. I was finding it easy to just let things be and bury myself in the depths of despair as fighting was too […]

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10 day “You” challenge: Five Foods

FIVE FOODS Not just nutrition but food also provides comfort to all of us. At times of stress, guilt, heartbreak – we all seek solace in a jar of nutella or a tub of ice cream. We all have memories associated with our favourite foods and some quirky combinations that are unique to just us. […]

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10 Day “You” Challenge – Seven Wants

SEVEN WANTS While growing up, I was seen as a difficult child by my peers and parents alike simply because I “wanted” to do things. My argument to-date with peeps is this : “do something because you want to do it and not because you Have to do it!” There is joy and passion in […]

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#ClickandBlogAStory: Journey of mine alone

Journey of mine alone I thought I was traveling on a beaten old road which had seen many travellers, young and old But it was the journey of my life alone which only I could undertake on my own I thought I met a devil on the road of strife leading me astray through temptations But […]

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10 day “You” challenge: Eight Fears

Eight Fears I hate lizards – they creep me out with their beady eyes n creepy crawling style. I am petrified of horror movies; can’t even watch a horrifying scene on tv or in a movie – change channels or close my eyes. I am legend is one movie I walked out of because of this. […]

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Eat, Pray, Love !!!

When I first watched this movie – Eat, Pray, Love – some 6 years back, I simply couldn’t relate to it and dismissed it. The book was even worse and I couldn’t get past 4-5 pages. So that was that. Cut to 2016, a lot of emotional upheavals later, I caught the tail end of this […]

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My Book Bingo 2017

A Book Bingo is a take on the popular grid game (usually printed in 5×5 squares on a piece of paper) which is generally played with numbers; here numbers are substituted by names of books. The idea behind a Book Bingo is to generate a reading list for the year wherein varied genres, authors, languages, […]

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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 […]

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