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Friday, 29 April 2016

Love, Laugh and Reflect turns two!



Happy Birthday to you
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Happy Birthday to Love, Laugh and Reflect
Happy Birthday to you!


Woohoo! It is the birthday of my blog “Love, Laugh and Reflect”. And needless to say, I am feeling so happy and joyous. 

Please take a piece of this strawberry cake. I wish I could send it across to each one of you.

Exactly 2 years back, when I started this blog with the promise of blogging regularly to myself, I hardly thought that this blog and the blogosphere would mean so much to me.

What started as a place to jot down my random musings and share news about my books, became a canvas of my creativity, a platform to review products and websites, share my travel tales and express my opinions.

The last one year was great for my blog. I got plenty of creative satisfaction and fulfillment. It provided the perfect canvas, especially to write and share poetry. It is because of this blog that I got the confidence to publish my first poetry book “The Heart Listens To No One…it hums its own song”. I released the Kindle edition of the book on Valentine’s week this year and plan to get the paperback released by June.

Since my blog played a big role in the making of my poetry book, I am giving it away on my blog anniversary for free.
Download your free copy from Amazon and please do leave a short review if you enjoy reading it. I would love to know your thoughts on the book and those who have already read and review it, thank you so much!




Also, there are 2 book hampers up for grabs (book hamper comprising a mythological fiction by Anand Neelakantan [Asura/Ajaya], a signed copy of any one of my novels or an anthology/popular fiction).

Do participate in the Rafflecopter Giveaway and the 2 lucky winners will win the 2 book hampers. The result will be declared here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And finally, a big thank you to all my fellow bloggers, readers and the blogging communities- Indiblogger, Blogmint, Poets United and BlogAdda. Without you, Love, Laugh and Reflect wouldn’t have grown to this extent. You all have contributed largely to not only the blog’s growth, but also to my growth as a human being and a writer, especially the lovely souls who regularly comments on my post, no matter how busy they are. Special mention to Gaurab Mukherjee for motivating me to take blogging seriously in those early blogging days when I was too lazy to write even one post. 

Much love and gratitude! Thanks for being with me in this amazing journey!

And to my blog, I would say~ Thanks for making me fall in love with life a lot more, thanks for making me laugh even louder and thanks for helping me to reflect better about the mysteries of life.


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54 comments:

  1. Happy bloggiversary didi <3 :) I love your blog so much :) keep writing :) and cake was yum :P ( ok kidding..how i wish i could eat :P )

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    1. Thank you so much dear for always reading my posts and encouraging me with your lovely comments.
      How I wish I could send a piece of cake to you :D

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  2. Many congratulations for this double dhamaka. Keep rocking ☺️

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  3. Off to Amazon right away :-)

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    1. I hope you enjoy reading my poetry book :)

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  4. Congrats Purba! It's difficult to believe that your blog is just two years old, given its following and maturity of content...

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    1. So nice of you to say that. Thank you so much Rajeev :)

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  5. Congratulations Purba and may you enjoy blogging for many more years!

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely wish :)

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  6. It's a hap hap happy birthday! Yipee... Am very happy Purba... Many congratulations and wish you and your blog many many beautiful years and a fulfilling journey! Lots of love!

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    1. Aww...thank you so much darling. Your wonderful wish made the birthday even more brighter. Much love. Hugs <3

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  7. Congratulations, Purba. May you & your blog keep flourishing! :)

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  8. Congratulations and Happy wala birthday to your blog... Yay yay yay...I got a mention. Just by reading you I knew...you were a gem which the blogging world is yet to discover. This congrats is not for 2 years which any blig will complete but it is for the amazing feats your blog have touched in these two years. Keep doing great work. Stay blessed :-)

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    1. Hey...thank you so much for the wonderful wishes and for the belief that you showed in me, when I was a lazy blogger. lol :D

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  9. What we got here!? A two decades of success, 101%commitment.Wishing the LL & R a many many happy returns of the day. This is just the beginning :)) Congratulations! Purba. May LL&R celebrate many such birthdays.

    P.S : Thank you for the piece of cake, it's tasty.

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    1. aww....that's so sweet and generous of you, Prasanna. Thank you so much for the enocuraging words and I am happy you liked the cake :D

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  10. Here's to an accomplished writer, gorgeous soul and a loving daughter.

    More power to you, girl! Keep on rocking! <3

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    1. Thank you so much Saru for the lovely words. Means a lot when it comes from you <3

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  11. Wow wow wo.. yippy... it's the b'day of 1 of my dearest blogs! So happy for you sweety... it's indeed the time to celebrate and cherish two decades of glory. I am so glad I came across this blog and a lovely soul like you. May you achieve the zenith of success and many more gala birthdays to come baby. Hugs xx

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    1. Same here sweetie. The feelings are absolutely mutual. I am so glad to come across TSS and meet you, Sangeeta Ma'am and Anindhya. Thanks a lot darling for your wishes. Hugs <3

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  12. Congratulations, Purba on your second blogversary!!

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  13. Congratulations :)
    Keep going...wishes :)

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  14. Happy birthday to the blog, Purba. You are one such incredibly creative person. Congrats:)

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    1. Thank you so much, Vishal for your generous words :)

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  15. Congratulations on completing two beautiful years. Wish you more amazing success and achievements for the future. Regards, hugs and kisses.

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    1. Thanks a lot dear for your lovely wishes. Hugs <3

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  16. Best wishes to LL&R, Purba! May you reach greater heights..!

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  17. Heartiest Congratulations Purba :) Happy 2nd Bloggiversary.
    Keep Blogging. Best wishes.

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    1. Thank you so much for your wishes, Rupam :)

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  18. Congratulations. It's always lovely to have an anniversary.

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  19. Happy Birthday to this soulful blog. Blogging indeed has given a new dimension to our lives in knowing ourselves better. I loved both of your books <3 You put so much heart to your writings <3
    The last three lines...sums up it all.
    Stay passionate, always :)

    Wishing you many more years of blogging. Keep Writing didi <3
    Lots of Love!

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    1. You said it so rightly. Thank you so much dear Simran.
      Your kind and generous words made my day. I am so glad to come across you through my book and blog. It was great knowing you in this journey of life.
      Much love. Hugs <3

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  20. Happy Birthday blog and congratulations Purba. I hope that you'll continue the good work for more years to come. All the best!

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    1. Thank you so much Kishor for your encouraging words :)

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  21. Many congratulations, Purba! Your exquisite beauty reflects in your soulful writings and I feel so proud and privileged that I have had the opportunity to be a part of your wonderful journey. Shine on dear girl, here's wishing you all the best that is yet to come!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Arti for your beautiful words. I feel blessed to have known you through the platform of Indiblogger. Much love. Hugs <3

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  22. Congrats on the journey. Good luck for the path ahead.

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  23. Wow..Congrats Purba! Wish you many more successful years of writing ahead. :)

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  24. Hello Purba...may you delight everyone with wonderful years of blogging...enjoying the strawberry cake:)

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