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Sunday, 28 June 2015

A Quote on Soul Connection (3 Day Quote Challenge #Day3)

I have been nominated by some of my dear blogger friends Shweta DaveKiran AcharyaLata SubramanianSunaina Sharma and Simran Kaur for a 3 day quote challenge. Thanks to all :)

The third quote that I am sharing is from my debut book "Walking in the streets of love and destiny". It's about that magical soul connection. 



People say that time measures proximity. I totally agree with this. A friendship or relationship ripens with time and the same is true for my life also. I met my best friend, Priyam in class eight and I can proudly say that with every year, our friendship has matured and ripened into a brighter color. That's the beauty time does to a relationship...isn't it?

In the beautiful journey of life, we meet so many people. Sometimes, it takes years to figure out what the other person is truly like and yet after giving innumerable efforts, we are left guessing. An entire lifetime seems so scant in knowing someone. And then, if we are lucky enough, we come across a person who seems so familiar, for some uncanny reason. It seems we have known this person thoroughly, but exactly when, we cannot recollect. We feel that soul connection and start believing in the concept of soulmates. A few minutes or days spend with that person seem like a lifetime spent. 

Well, on my third day, I nominate one of my blogger friends to take up the challenge:

Manisha Sharma


The rules are simple.

  1. Post a favorite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days,  obviously  a different quote each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote.
  2. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them (As most of my blogger friends have already taken up the challenge, I am nominating 1 blogger each day)
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
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If you like the quote, then you will like my books too.
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A Medley of 5 life-defining songs

Background music! People say that I wish there was some background music in my life. But, if you think deeply, then there are some songs and melodies that we keep humming and hearing time and again. We never get tired of listening to those songs because they define and re-define our life. We all have a few songs that are special to us for various reasons and those songs actually form the background score of our lives.

If I talk about my life, then there are 5 songs that define my life. I can listen to these songs for uncountable times and yet I won't get bored. Because those songs are me...my life...my identity...my home. 

Here is the medley of those 5 songs that define my life again and again. This prompt of IndIspire helped me to do something I was unable to do for many days, because of my busy schedule. I finally uploaded a recording in SoundCloud. Do listen to it. I would love to hear your views.






The first song is Ek Pyar Ka Nagma Hai from the movie Shor. This song is the definition of love and romance for me. The tranquility and solace brimming in the song mirrors the tranquility and harmony that I desire from my partner.

The second song is Roz Roz Aankhon Tale from the movie Jeeva. This song speaks the words of my heart...speaks of the dreams shimmering in my eyes that refuses to fade. And as I am a born dreamer, this song defines me.

The third song is Zindagi pyar ka geet hai from the movie Soutan. It motivates me whenever I feel that life is such a hard struggle, whenever I feel that I am giving up on love. It teaches me that life is a song of love which you have to keep singing and life is also an ocean of sorrow which you have to cross with a smile on your face.

The fourth song is Aye zindagi gale laga le from the movie Sadma. This song is my plea, my conversation with dear life. I love life so much and want life to also love me back.

The final song is Kal Ho Na Ho from the movie Kal Ho Na Ho. Do I need to say anything about this song? This song teaches me to live life in the present, to love and forgive, to laugh and make others laugh...because life is neither in yesterday, nor in tomorrow...life is now...kya pata kal ho na ho!

                                       

Saturday, 27 June 2015

A Quote on Realization (3 Day Quote Challenge #Day2)

I have been nominated by some of my dear blogger friends Shweta Dave, Kiran Acharya, Lata Subramanian, Sunaina Sharma and Simran Kaur for a 3 day quote challenge. Thanks to all :)  

The second quote that I am sharing is from my second book, "The Hidden Letters". It is about how a late realization can affect our life.


Think about it. We often try to fool ourselves by baseless theories and flowery words and refuse to face the reality. However, acceptance is the only way to deal with life. We must accept things the way they are. By living in a cocoon, we will just dig our own graves. Because the day, realization would dawn upon us with all its vigor and compel us to open our eyes, we will find that the ship has already left the harbor...that things are out of our hands.

Therefore, accept things the way they are. Adapt yourself to the situation instead of fooling yourself. Try to work on the loose ends and if it doesn't work out, then move on. 

Well, on my second day, I nominate one of my blogger friends to take up the challenge:

Sachin Prabhu


The rules are simple.

  1. Post a favorite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days,  obviously  a different quote each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote.
  2. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them (As most of my blogger friends have already taken up the challenge, I am nominating 1 blogger each day)
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
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If you like the quote, then you will like the book too.
Buy "The Hidden Letters" here



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Friday, 26 June 2015

A Quote on Time (3 Day Quote Challenge #Day1)

I have been nominated by some of my dear blogger friends Shweta Dave, Kiran Acharya, Lata Subramanian, Sunaina Sharma and Simran Kaur for a 3 day quote challenge. Thanks to all :)

The first quote that I am sharing is from my latest book, "The Hidden Letters". It is about the enigma called Time. 


When our time is not going great, we must take special care to ensure that we are at our best. Despite the trying times testing us, we should try to be calm, patient and strong. We should remind ourselves that everything is temporary. Nothing lasts forever. This testing time will pass.

Sometimes, my own words put a soothing balm on my heart. As I am currently going through such trying times, this quote seems to be a little reservoir of solace. I'm trying to motivate myself by thinking that if my protagonist of "The Hidden Letters", Anaya could fight all her battles, I too can. I can definitely be at my best when time is making every effort to knock me down.

Well, on my first day, I nominate one of my blogger friends to take up the challenge:

Privy Trifles 

The rules are simple.
  1. Post a favorite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days,  obviously  a different quote each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote.
  2. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them (As most of my blogger friends have already taken up the challenge, I am nominating 1 blogger each day)
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
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If you like the quote, then you will like the book too.
Buy "The Hidden Letters" here

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Daddy's little girl

(My Dad and me)



Time changes everything, so true is that
But I am still the same Daddy, yours little girl.

With the magic of time, your princess has grown up
From your daughter to your friend and confidante.

Now, one look at you and I instantly decipher your feelings
It’s not easy to fool me now with that ever smiling fa├žade.
 
There was a time when I just demanded and nagged
Unable to realize the adversities you went through;

You spend sleepless nights during my fever and exams
And I never thanked you even once.

You gave me a rainbow when you were facing a storm
You showered me with roses when you were pierced with thorns.

I was little, unable to comprehend your sacrifices
Just thought you were some super hero who has a solution for every problem.

Today, as I saw you sitting with a weary look
I instantly understood something is so wrong.

I made a cup of ginger tea and offered you with a smile
You grinned cheerfully and said how wonderful I am.

I could see the few tears behind your spectacles
And you broadened your smile to master the art of camouflage.

“Share with me, you will feel better”, I said in a whisper
You looked at me and clutched my hand in silence.

You wondered how your little princess has become so understanding
And I wished to ebb down all your pain, to be your super hero.

As we gazed at each other with emotions playing the trick
I got up and embraced you tightly for a whole one minute.

Your face lit up with love and happiness
Now, you were sure that you can confide in your daughter.

We kept talking endlessly over cups of tea
Our meaningful conversation slowly turned dust to gold. 

Whenever I find my Dad distressed or worried about anything, I keep all my work on hold and try to talk to him. I hug him tightly and assure him that I will try my level best to come up with a nice solution. My dad is still my super hero, but now even I wish to be his super hero along with being his little girl.

This is perhaps the only thing that a father wants from his children: a little time to listen to his problems, insecurities and worries. Do you remember how much we used to crib about our silly problems when we were younger? From a teacher being partial towards her favorite student to a friend having the latest pen which we don’t have, we used to keep cribbing. And he used to patiently listen without any complaints.

 
And now, when we are independent and well settled in our life, our father needs us to be a patient listener. There can be no better gift that we can give to our father than a tight hug and a healthy conversation.

Hug your Dad today and initiate a conversation with him. His joyful smile will surely warm up your heart. 

This father’s day, I am expressing my love towards my dad by participating in the #HugYourDad activity at BlogAdda in association with Vicks.