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5 sound reasons for 'No resolution this year'

One and half more hours to go and viola! New year is all set to knock at your door. So many plans have been done in advance for Dec. 31st eve and Jan. 1st. So many resolutions are already dancing in your diary or on the sticky notes on your refrigerator. 'I will do this', 'I will do that', 'I will do something good this year', 'I will improve myself this year' blah blah. Resolutions are as versatile and charming as our day dreams but when they crackle before you can meet them, it hurts. Isn't it? Even if you do your best to stick with your resolution, you sometimes don't find enough motivation to go for it.

So have you ever enjoyed a new year without any resolution? If no then read onnnn buddy. Planning helps but doing things randomly and instantaneously helps you better. I will answer your every 'How's and 'Why's.

Reason # 01Youcan easily plan for a new thing anytime and any day of the year. Suppose you have decided to work onto…

I salute a Fighter

The first news I heard this morning was about the death of the rape victim in Singapore hospital (the girl who was raped brutally by six men in a moving bus in Delhi). This news came from my husband. As a natural reaction, I felt bad for her and expressed sorry. As every minute started to pass by, her death and the whole incident behind (and responsible for) her death started to cloud my mind like an involuntary action. The more I thought, the more I find myself connected to her, the more I can relate myself to her pain and suffering.

We had planned something special for today's evening but after hearing this, I asked myself, "Should we go ahead with the same plan?" At first the answer was tough to achieve because we had been planning it since two days but my mind threw another question in return, "Would you still go on with your special evening plan if the same had happened to you or your sister or your mother? Would you still celebrate today's evening?" …

Movie talk: Talaash

I just now finished watching movie 'Talaash' starring Amir Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Karishma Kapoor. These actors are considered as top notch in Bollywood.

I liked this movie. It has a suspense plus thriller essence and let's you dive into the complexities of life. You think what you are seeing in the mirror is precise and crystal clear. You believe you know everything and there is no curtain left to look behind it. But life has its own magic; its own suspense. It never lets you live with the complete knowledge of it. It wants to surprise you; to take you completely off guard. It shows something that no one can see but YOU only and the tragic thing is: you can't explain it to anyone. Before I tell the story of this movie, I'd like to say don't read this post further if you haven't seen this movie otherwise you will end up cursing me for exposing the touche script written for it. Once again Amir Khan has proved he can take his audience in a completely diffe…

The story behind Santa Claus

Merry Christmas to all my readers, friends and family. Festivals are pipelines that bring joy and happiness to us. Christmas is also one such kind of pipeline that brings lots of happiness plus a magical belief of turning every wish come true by Santa Claus. Santa Claus is a symbol of GIVING. Whenever he goes, he always gives and never asks for any returns. But have you ever wondered who is Santa Claus? Is he a mythical character? Why people always hang their stockings, socks or shoes outside to get their wishes fulfilled? Why he always believes in giving? Let's get these questions answered and understand more about the symbol of Santa Claus.

Born around the year 270 A.D., there was a bishop named St. Nicholas living in Myra (now knows as Turkey). He was a very gentle and benevolent person. He always loved helping people especially children. He always presumed this as his all time duty that he had to fulfill to keep others happy. He helped impoverished girls with dowries. He also …

Girls! Time to be your own bodyguard

The inspiration behind writing this post comes straight away from the 'Moving bus rape case' in the capital of our country Delhi on December 16th 2012. The girl is fighting for her life. Although she has told she wants to live but her condition is very fragile. Doctors are fighting everyday to save her life, number of families are praying for the same, several high tidal waves of protests have been happening everywhere, thousands of articles and posts are written about it and higher than these numbers, millions of hearts are crying for this shameful act done by six two-bits of our society. Delhi, so called the heart of our nation, is now proved to bear highest number of rape cases in India. People from every direction move here in order to retrieve better opportunities and sophisticated lifestyle but now the results are crystal clear. What a city giving is like a mole in the comparison of the mountains of what it is taking back. It is taking back many girls' lives, silent…

December 21st, 2012? Not a doomsday for us :)

2012 and The Day After Tomorrow are such movies which give us a horrible idea of doomsday. Doomsday is the day when the earth will be destroyed mercilessly by some kind of apocalypse and date set for doomsday is not very far...just two days ahead on 21st December 2012. Doomsday is also known as The Judgement Day. In the flick 2012, it is shown that the earth will fall apart, humongous steroids will be showered from the sky, buildings will turn into dust, several earthquakes will let out their anger on earth by throwing hot molten lava on us but the major earth destruction factor will be water. The sequences bearing destruction of earth in the movie is quite capable of sending chills to your spine. It makes you literally imagine about the consequences if you were the part of this apocalypse. I know because every time I have watched this movie, I have imagined myself drowning in the water or being dead by some steroid or falling of a building. I have even felt tears into my eyes sometim…

Riddles to tickle your brain

How about churning your brain by serving some fun riddles on your palate? Good pastime...right? Riddles are easy. They only need a little work out for your brain. So, let's see who gets to solve maximum of them.

What would you call a frog's car if he has parked it in a NO PARKING zone?Why a skeleton had to climb up on the tree?How can you make a skeleton laugh?A lion was very hungry. He went to a self-service restaurant located deep inside the jungle. But when he reached there, he was highly disappointed. Why?An elephant and an ant were playing hide and seek. When the elephant closed his eyes, the ant hid himself in a temple but elephant found him very easily. How?My uncle was reading a book in his room while my aunt came and switched off the light. The strange thing happened was- my uncle continued reading even the room light was switched off. How is that possible?It always takes two sticks to create a fire. But how is it possible to do the same with only one stick?A mother r…

What if every door is locked up?

Usual question...right? Like the ones that are being asked in many personality development or 'Improve into a New You' sort of classes? But this question honestly is not jumping from any sort of these. In fact, it's making a steady way to my blog from my experience.

There was the time when life threw the same question to me and I replied. The reply was hard; very hard indeed but I stuck to my words no matter what were the consequences that I had to face; no matter how hard the life would slap me several times for my answer but I didn't let my answer down. What I said, I meant it and never departed from it. What if I throw the same ball to you? What if every door from which you can go out with the solution is locked up?

I know that many of us will reply like: Search for a window then. But are you answering my question with complete honesty and integrity? Such kind of answers I have been listening from many people, keep reading sometimes on my Facebook wall or in many b…

Celebration tips to keep you crisp

Guest list is done, party menu is set, holiday destination is already booked, rounds of beauty parlor appointments are noted down in the diary, wardrobe is updated, new cosmetics got a place into the dressing table, hair style to be done is decided in advance and now waiting for the day to come. What? No! You are wrong. I am not planning for any party or celebration bash. I am trying to peek into your holiday planning details as Christmas and New year both special occasions are already preparing themselves to knock at your door. You think everything is done but wait! Have you thought about taking care of yourself before the vacation starts up? These are one of the special times to let you indulge on different sort of celebrating ideas. Live the life to its fullest by following some tips to add that WOW quotient into your personality and to make the celebration merrier.

If I say stay hydrated, that does not mean you have to drink 8-10 glasses of water on the daily basis. Stay hydrated …

Jokes to ease your crease

Today I was smiling over jokes on the internet and thought to spread it by writing here. This way you will get a smile while easing up your forehead creases. I hope to take your all stress, sadness, worries and tensions away for few minutes. So here we go:

Son-in-law to father in law writes a letter:

Dear Dad,

I deeply regret taking a petrol car in dowry. Please take your daughter or car back. I can not afford both of them.

Yours loving,

A lady was trying to take control of her hair which was getting drier day by day. She treated her 
scalp with olive oil and then had several rounds of shampooing in order to get rid off its smell.

The same night, she asked her husband before going to sleep.

"Do I smell like olive?"

"No. Why? Do I look like Popeye?"

John asked her mom for Rupees 100/-. She clearly denied.

John: "If you give me rupees 100/-, I will tell you what papa was saying to our maid Ratna yesterday morning?"

Mom got hell curious and hurriedly gave …

A night of games and laughter

Few nights back, I and my kid was enjoying the night time by playing some games. While my husband was soundly asleep, rest of us were completely devoid of its divine effect. Usually I send my kid straight to sleep after some stories or lullabies but never games. But I guess that night was different. To kill the time, I started playing with my son. We played few games and had a hell lot of laughter stock too. And also, there were few irritating 'Hmm's and 'God! go to sleep you two' sort of things flew from my husband to us but his plane crashed because we didn't listen. But we both (I and my son) were living up to our childhood years simply.

So...the first game commenced as 'Stone-Paper-Scissor". It is one of the widely played games and required no tools to play but your hands. Players can be of any number and its quite easy to play. We both were playing it cheerfully. Without a doubt, my kid beat me in this. He was clever or better I should say, lucky.


The Brainstorm Theory

I came across a very interesting article named "When There's A Storm In Your Brain" in a newspaper written by Maulana Wahiduddin Khan. What I read is quite informative and the point of sharing the article here is to understand the phenomenon about one more complexity of our brain that can hugely impact the personality within.

The article entails about Maulana's journey and experience when he once visited Kigali (The capital city of Rwanda) in Central Africa. There he met a Gujrati Indian. He was a shopkeeper selling cloths and Maulana was amazed to see his ability to communicate in English. The shopkeeper was fluent in English and could speak at a fair level. Maulana couldn't hold his curiosity. To his rescue, a friend of the shopkeeper told Maulana about the story behind.

"Few years back, he (the shopkeeper) couldn't speak English at all while his customers were good in doing so. As English has been the main communication language in Kigali and to survive…

What would you do in your last 60 minutes?

Once I got a golden chance to attend a one day seminar on Personal Glorification and Communication Development. The seminar was focused on different aspects of human beings, how and at what extent we communicate things non-verbally and to learn some de-stressing activities. Usually such things seems usual but the main attraction of this seminar was the training session done by a skilled corporate trainer Mr. Naresh Chhitija. He gave a warming head start to the session and as the session went on, we all were mesmerized by his words. At least I was. I was listening to him with my full attention and trying my best to settle his every word into my mind. His words were very inspiring and subjective to make me think on the different facets of life and attitudes. I penned down many things that could benefit me further in my life.

An eclectic Saturday

What started as a normal Saturdy morning ended up in doing some wonderful things by the afternoon knocked at our world. Here it is how it all happened:

By the time my husband left for his Navodayan meeting after his breakfast, I also decided to go out and have some fun with my kid (Do not raise your eyebrows at 'fun'. It simply means to visit normal places like park, malls etc.) . After all, I am a lazy bird who sits mostly at home. So after finishing my work, I sat down with the breakfast plate into my hands. While relishing the chunks of delicious Aaloo parantha (Indian bread stuffed with tasty potato stuffing), I started to check my mails and Facebook of course. While Facebook has remained nothing but a sack of useless statuses and updates, I found a mail shooting the details of workshops/classes happening  in Bangalore in my mail box. Usually I ignore such mails but somehow I checked it and then I saw a one hour workshop pertaining X-mas tree decoration event happening to…