Showing posts from November, 2016


It was one of the chilly mornings of December, enveloped in tranquillity. It seemed as if the world had come to a standstill. The cool breeze was gushing, almost hitting my warm cheeks and making my long hair blow violently. The fog was thick, blocking my vision while the sun was trying its best to raise the temperature.

It was a usual day except for I was heading for the first interview of my life. As I walked down the marooned lane, I sensed that something was following me. With each step, it was coming closer and closer. I turned around only to see nothing. But, I knew, there was something!

While giving the interview, I was just physically present there because I could feel the stalker was in the room too, right next to me. I could not concentrate and so my performance was a disaster. I cried. I was depressed.

This continued for a long period. Every time I tried to take the bull by its horns, every time I came out of my element, there was my "caring" stalker with me, fol…


We all were singing "Happy birthday to you..!!" in chorus as we busted into my sister's room early morning. We cut the cake and gave her gifts. She loved the surprise and was over the moon. It was her special day and it took off very well. Her phone kept on beeping as everyone sent her good wishes. Later, she called her friends to celebrate but the plan did not work out as most of them refused. She did not sulk as she thought her friends are planning a surprise. She was expecting a high end party and exquisite gifts. Well, the entire day passed and nothing happened. It indeed was a surprise for her. She expected too much and as a result ended her day with a heart full of regrets.

Expectations always find a way to reside in our brain. They are our best friends. Oh wait! I should say foes, because every time they pop up in our head, they take away our peace of mind and sometimes we even spoil our relationships because of expectations. After having a fallout, we expect the…


(1) Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

 (2) We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

 (3) Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

 (4) A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

 (5) You never fail until you stop trying.

 (6) Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.

 (7) Failure is success in progress.

 (8) If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

 (9) Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.

(10) If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; z is keeping your mouth shut. 😊


Cuddled up in the corner of a dark room, she was weeping. Her sweater was almost wet with tears rolling down her cheeks. As her mind went through the last ten minutes of her life, her cries grew louder and louder....Through her watery eyes, she could see her blurred dreams fading away. Pessimism had engulfed her.

Her father, after spitting his anger entered the room. The room which had posters of Michael Jackson all over the walls. The room which was full of aspirations of a girl to turn into a prominent dancer.
"I am sorry for shouting at you but, you won't be able to do this my angel. You are a little child right now and so your mind is not mature to take big decisions." he said to his eighteen year old daughter.
"But, daddy is with you Anna to tell what is right and what is wrong. And I am telling you to focus on your studies. It is the only medium to rise to the top, dear. Once you touch the sky, you can dance as much as you want."
With these words he left…


One day, my friend called me and invited me for lunch. I could sense from her voice that she was super excited. So, when I went to meet her, I came to know the reason. After looking for a job for months, she finally received a response from one company. She was over the moon and was ready to live a perfectly settled life with her would be husband. I congratulated her and wished her good luck. After few months she again called. But, this time she sounded depressed as she was sacked by the company for some reason. Moreover, her marriage did not work too. She cried her heart out and I comforted her but she became hopeless and still is in deep depression.

We have the tendency of giving instructions to life and telling it our plans and then expecting it to follow the same. But, life has its own plans for you. You can tell life what you want from it but whether it will follow that or not is its own wish. You need to listen to life. Do not just ask for what you want from it. Be patient to s…


Yesterday, my grandmother came to me with an intrigued look on her face and asked me about Instagram and Snapchat. I was taken aback. How did she know about it? Does she too want to check out people's snaps and stories? Even I don't have them installed on my phone!

I kept my thoughts aside and explained to her in simple words. Then she insisted me to download them on her phone. As an obedient girl, I followed the orders. Now, her eyes are always glued to her phone screen. Her group of friends discusses WhatsApp jokes all the time when they meet.

The other day, I was walking in a park and there were few young ladies sitting in a circle. It seemed they were meeting after a long time. The sound of their laughter was echoing in the entire park. But, that lasted for some time only. It seemed that after chit chatting and catching up on each other's lives, gradually each of them remembered their better halves- their phones. So, about one hour later, the discussion shifted to Wha…


Simple yet effective ways to uplift your mood  It is advised not to let one unpleasant moment to ruin your entire day. "Let it go" is what we hear or we read in self-improvement books. But sometimes, it is not a cakewalk to forget everything and just move on. We can know the pain only after stepping into the shoes of the person. But, to be blue all the time is neither a solution. We need to work out some ways to release out the stress and turn our bad day to a better or maybe a best one. 
Here are some very simple ways which I am sure will cheer you up in minutes.
(1) Laugh it out

This might seem silly but, trust me it really works. Just sitting in a corner and weeping about the problem obviously won't help. So, whenever you are feeling sulky, just wipe your tears and start laughing.  I know you will not feel like laughing when your are despondent, but still do it! It will surely change your mood and will make you feel light. Scientifically also, it has been proved that …


I was in a clinic and was waiting for my turn to consult the doctor. Since it was taking too long, I just got into a conversation with the receptionist. She told me one incident that surprised me and I was miffed too. The receptionist had a friend who was slightly healthy. She did not look that awkward, but her close friends teased her and advised her to shed some weight off. Now, that girl took it so seriously that she went on dieting for weeks and ultimately was admitted to a hospital where she died! Just imagine the extent to which people go just to get a letter of approval with the signatures of this society!
We all have a bad habit that we want to be loved by all. We don't want our haters to exist and this is the main reason why we don't accept our imperfections. In this struggle of becoming a perfect person, we end up becoming a messy person. If you want the world to love you, there is no need to pretend and be fake. It just requires a simple action: you need to love yo…