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Life, Passion, and Success!

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Hello Everyone, Two days back, I met up a young girl who was pursuing her professional degree in a small city. She was smart, intelligent, funny, and prudent but after conversing with her for a while, I got an impression that she was not in the pink of her health. She seemed to have suffered immensely because of her family problems. Moreover, she belonged to a well-off family but it was the emotional void which kept troubling her now and then. Because of which, that girl could neither concentrate on her studies nor could she enjoy her life. She lost the vivacity, vigor, and pleasant vitality from her life and this worried me lot.But friends, life is too short to have the long term grudges. It is essential to mold our lives positively for better future. Well friends, we all know that life is the most precious gift, though we can’t control over the occurrences such as which parents we would be born to or which family we would live in, yet we can transform our lives later, if we are adaman…

Wind

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Hello Everyone,
How are you all? Well friends, whenever I feel low or depressed, I prefer to be amidst the nature. Since the natural objects rejuvenate me to live my life vivaciously. What I feel is that life which is devoid of enthusiasm and some aim is futile. So...I was telling you how the natural objects help me to surmount my negativity. Well, whenever you are reluctant to be in the company of your friends or family members, you better, go out for a walk and feel the gentle breeze. Believe me, it will have a soothing impact on your body and mind. You will forget about the can of worms due to which you are restless. Wind blows in various forms: sometimes it is like a gentle breeze, sometimes it is fierce, sometimes it is hot and humid and many a time it is freezing. So we learn a lot from the wind. As human beings, we should endeavour to face each and every situation of our lives boldly but calmly. Friends, let me tell you that aggression and anger are also significant traits of ou…

Meditation: A Medium to Create a Positive Aura! (Part 1)

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Dear friends, I keep emphasizing on the significance of meditation in almost all of my blogs. In the present scenario, the importance of meditation has enhanced.Due to the hustle and bustle of life, we all are living the lives of pressure, chaos, and stress.
Meditationtherefore helps us to live a calm and peaceful live. It is a strong and powerful mantra, which helps us to gain positive vibes and inner strength. Meditation can help us to secure our metal and emotional well being. But before we commence meditation, it is very important for us to filter our thoughts. In order to acquire the qualitative and the peaceful life, it is mandatory to remind us of our inner strength. This awareness can help us to wade through the problems.
Very often in our lives, we come across several tough situations due to which we lose our patience and we get swayed by them.Friends, such situations create pathetic repercussions but with the help of meditation, we can create an aura of positivity and optimis…

Don't be the Control Freak Parents!

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Apart from the several festivals which we celebrate throughout the year, the most popular fest is known as 'Lucknow Mahotsava' which is conducted in December, every year. All of us look forward to this wonderful occasion, since apart from several cultural and social programmes and performances, the shopkeepers from all over the country come to sell their diverse paraphernalia such as antique jewelry, pickles, furniture, clothes, and many more such things which are unique and are available at affordable rates. This fest is like a center of attraction for the foodies also, since the City of Nawabs is famous for its delicious Muglai Cuisine, makhan malai, and palatable sweets. 
So let me share one of my experiences, when I visited the fest. Then I came across some kids who were all set for their cultural performances. I wanted to click those kids who were dressed as Shahzada-e-Awadh and Shahzadi-e-Awadh, they all were looking very attractive and cute. But they all seemed restless …

Life of Detachment in Attachment!

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Hello Everyone, How are you all? Well friends, we all know that death is the ultimate reality of life. One who is born will have to die one day. Yet we own this world as if we have drunk the elixir of immortality. In order to make our lives comfortable, we endeavored to acquire materialistic things which proves to be a wild goose chase. So what I feel is, it is futile to accumulate immense wealth since it has been with us till we are alive. Death will snatch everything from us one day. So we should be believe of detachment in the attachment. 

No one wishes to die, They own the world as if they would never die; They say they never lie, But often lie about not to die; This world seems so magnificent As a never lasting place luminous and brilliant, If God Himself asks human May he wish to go to heaven? He agrees joyously To the Heaven’s journey,   But after knowing the truth Vanishes his joy and mirth; He wills to be the inhabitant Of the place called Heaven Without leaving this world outstanding This…

Public Speaking: a Life Changing Skill!

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Hello Everyone, How are you all? How was your day? Well folks, do you feel comfortable while speaking to a large gathering? If the answer is 'Yes', it shows that you are confident yet you need many such opportunities which can enhance your skills as apublic speakerand if your answer is 'No', then nothing to worry, since none of us wants to show one's vulnerability to others, especially to the strangers. Though learning this wonderfulskillcan not only change our personality but also our lives. While talking with my students regarding theirpublic speaking skill, I find most of them reluctant to speak out their minds to a crowd. Further, most of them are unable to muster their courage to face their audience. Moreover, the reason behind their reluctance is not the lack of fluency in a particular language, but it is their fear and helplessness of  coming out of their comfort zone. Hmm...so it is really tough to face the people, because we are scared of the things such as…

Being Old is like Living our Childhood Once Again!!

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Being Old is like Living our Childhood Once Again!!

Hello Everyone, 
How are you doing? We often hear people saying that with age come experience, contentment, maturity, and spirituality. But this is the one aspect of the coin, as with age, comes negativity too, which sometimes fills us with insecurity, fear, depression, tension and stress. Well folks, today I want to discuss the importance of old people in our lives.

Since my childhood, I have a habit of spending my time with the elderly people because I feel that they need company. They have innumerable tales and narratives to share with us but due to lack of time, spending time with the old people is considered as waste of time. On account of this solitude, their lives are devoid of happiness, excitement, and the spark which they would have at their young age. In a country like India, where joint families are broken into nuclear families, and I feel that the oldpeople are rejected and dejected now. There used to be the time, when big …

Time is Money!

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Hello Everyone,How are you all? I have been occupied these days hence, I couldn't talk to you. Well folks, today our discourse shall revolve around the importance of time. We all are familiar with the fact that time is money, yet it is quite hilarious that we waste time, and keep saying I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR MYSELF. So how can we stop time to fly? How can we get smart with time? How can we get extra time? Well folks, just rack your brains and  come up with some valuable outcome. 
Friends, this is the time of SMART WORK not of HARD WORK. I mean to say that it doesn't matter what amount of time we are spending to get a work done, but what matters is how much we achieve in the given time period. Time Management is an essential life skill which helps us to be more productive. So this is crystal clear that Time Management ensures our success. Let me tell you friends, that there are specifically three Time Killers which prevent us to be more productive. The very first Time Killer…

Life Without You Maa

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Dear Mom, This long journey of life would have been more beautiful, had you been there with me. How happy you would have been to see me blossoming in terms of knowledge, progress, and maturity. Mom, today on this wonderful occasion, I want to tell you that I miss you very much. I regret the fact that you never gave any priority to yourself. You never paid any heed to your desires and aspirations. The old memories are still alive in my mind, when you would keep sitting beside me when I was not feeling well. Mom, you sacrificed your precious life in order to raise me up and to give me a quality life. I always took your love and care for granted, as you had become my habit. Like we can’t survive without breathing yet we never realize its significance in our lives. We think of it only when we feel suffocated. Mom, I miss you more when I find myself aloof and lonely in this world. Mom, I want to say sorry for my unreasonable behavior and vent of anger. Had you been there with me, I would ha…

Soaring Like a Kite!!

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Hello Everyone, Kindly go through the following poem, which I composed today itself. The name of the poem is Soaring Like a Kite. We all like to see the flying kites which include diverse colors, shapes, and sizes. Folks, have you ever thought about the spirit and optimism of Kites? They always desire to measure the limitless sky. It is very sad to see a Kite wobbling down while its tether is cut, snapped, or broken. But at that time also, it seems dancing as if it is celebrating the end of its life. Since it has a firm faith that its new owner will fly it again. So I wish to live my life as a Kite since it lives its life full of pleasure and satisfaction.
I wish to be like a kite, Soaring high to the sky. I wish to have a brief but colorful life, I wish to dance at the music of fife. Amid odds and spaces uncanny, I fancy exploring the paths many. I wish to be like a kite, Soaring high to the sky. Flying, dancing and wobbling, I wish to flow with the wind, bobbling. I wish to be like a kite, S…

Tears and Cries...Part of our Lives!

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Last month, I went to a university to deliver a lecture on Emotional Quotient. After it got over; a student came to see me in the department of journalism, where I was having coffee with the dean of the department. I was astounded to see him…I remembered his face very well, as he was sitting in the first row and during my entire presentation of 2 hours, he kept mum. He seemed lost in his own world. As a presenter; sometimes it is very challenging to come across such an audience. I tried to make the lecture interesting and interactive by including humour and cracking jokes yet there seemed no impact on him and then to avoid digression, I thought to not to pay heed to him. ‘So…what is he doing here? And why does he want to see me?’ I asked myself. He waited till all the other professors left the room and then he began with his conversation. He had tears in his eyes which made me more restless. He narrated his entire story which included his emotional imbalance, weakness and feeling self…

Life after Hopelessness!!

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Hello Everyone,
How are you doing? Well folks, day before yesterday, I came across a report regarding increasing suicide cases in a village of India and I was shocked to read that almost 80 people committed suicide within last three months...The news also included the reasons behind such deaths. According to a psychiatrist, depression, hopelessness, and lack of willpower made people to take such extreme step...So through my blog today, I wish to draw your attention toward a fact that there is a life after tough and unfavourable circumstances. yes I know...that sometimes the pain, agony and situations are insurmountable yet  no crisis is bigger than our willpower. Nothing is as giant and mighty as our internal strength...Then why to take such step??? Life is the name of grand celebration but we can't live it at our own condition all the time...hence devotion and patience can help us to overcome our problems and grief. Losing hope and killing ourselves is not the ultimate solution.…

Silence has its own Language!!!

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Hello Everyone, How are you all? Well...friends, silence is an essential part of our life...words are important but not always...We often land up in uncontrollable situations sometimes...because of  the wrong choice of words and sometimes words create an entire mess in our lives...So one thing that works brilliantly well with such chaotic instance, is silence. Let me tell you, it has its own language which is serene and has essence of tranquility. It is a divine quality which draws our attention towards our "inner selves".


Silence has its own language, Though it’s serene and strange; It’s dumb like cattle, But chats like a rattle. Difficult it is to get its language, Because silence is needed to get its message. Lo, it’s the Nature’s part insignificant, Since Nature has beauties magnificent. Far from this hustle and bustle, There’s a world of silence, mute but does rustle. Since it preaches us to seek inside, For the light divine that has to reside, Forever in our heart, So never keep it…

Sainthood

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Hello Everyone,  Please go through the following story 'Sainthood' and give your feedback...since it is a real story. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep,       But I have promises to keep,       And miles to go before I sleep,       And miles to go before I sleep.”                                                             ‘Robert Frost’ I love the above stanza which I have extracted from the poem ‘Stopping by the Woods’ written by Robert Frost, a well-known American poet. The poem is about how the poet reminds himself of his duties over the worldly beauty. If we all have the sense of our duties…no pleasure or enjoyment can drift us from our path of ‘Karmas’. However in this insensitive and materialistic world which is full of selfish, practical and self-centered people, we hardly find anyone, who renders his service and affection to others selflessly. Yet there are still people around us, who keep themselves detached even leading to a life in this materialistic world and their …

This shall too pass

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Hello Everyone, How are you all? What's new in your life? Well...our journey of life seems very tough sometimes...as majority of us are disillusioned and keep acknowledging the persistent resistance in the form of various fears and apprehensions. Would we get a good job? What would happen after when we would become old? What would happen at the time of death? so on and so forth...Innumerable negative thoughts enter our minds through different sources, such as the type of people we meet, the kind of occurrences that take place in our personal or professional lives etc. These negative vibes, fears and apprehensions don't let us settle for a while. Sometimes, we are afraid of our own shadow. So what to be done to overcome such problems? Folks, we can't flee from these negative thought...since the more we would ignore them, with more intensity, they would bounce back to us. Moreover their impact on us is so profound that several other problems crop up such low mood (depression…

Smile, Laugh and Live a Better Life!!!

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Hello Everyone,
Do you remember the last time, when you burst out laughing? The object of your laughter was probably your boss, peer, neighbour or a fleshy guy with a big belly. My question might bewilder you but this is the topic for today's discourse 'Significance of Smile or Laughter in our Life'. Folks...gone are the days of our childhood when our life was like Alice in Wonderland...I mean no work pressure, no broken relationships, no burden of how to acquire bread and butter...and now we rarely find any reason to smile. However despite the hustle and bustle of our lives when we happen to get time to recall the sweet memoirs of our childhood days, the faint pictures start flashing across our minds...free spirit, innocent smile, kiddish games, our toys and bed time stories used to be all we cared for...Our small but wonderful world was devoid of any malice, tension, apprehension, argument etc. Hmm...hang on for a moment...are you there?? It seems everything gets changed…

Invaluable Value...

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"Long ago, Ben Graham taught me the price is what you pay: Value is what you get"

                                                                                                                             Warren Buffet
Good Morning Dear Friends,
How are you doing??? Yesterday while going through the corridors of the Architecture Department of my college...I happened to see the above quote painted on the walls by the architecture students. I liked it immensely and noted down instantly. Friends...do we ever measure our success....or achievements....do we ever compare our present performance with our past performance?? How much progress we have made since we started our career and are we satisfied with its pace? Are we valuable to our market place? If the answer is 'yes' then it is a must to focus on our future strategies to enhance our value so that we don't lag behind in this tough competitive era and if the answer is 'no' then we require lots of time, ener…

Our Time Will Come!!!

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Hello Everyone, How are you all? Friends...some times nothing goes as per our wishes...it seems, we are getting weaker and weaker...despite our best efforts, nothing positive happens. There is no ray of hope...the entire world seems like our enemy...even the best friends, family and well wishers also seem very far...and we are aloof, dejected and disappointed. This is the time when we decide to give up...we stop having self belief...we feel that everyone is our enemy...Don't worry...and be positive...don't be apprehensive...our failures are not the end of the world. If we are in crisis...we should muster our courage to fight with it. In addition to that, we should stop paying any attention to the world....what people would think about us...what would they say at our failure....how would people react if we happen to make some error??? Friends...if we really wish to be at ease and want to lead to meaningful lives...we'll have to stop thinking absurd. Appeasing people is not …