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🌺स्वच्छ भारत🌺

स्वच्छ भारत is a beautiful and meaningful poem penned by my friend - Ameeruddin Ameer. Mr. Ameeruddin is a fine writer and wishes to spread awareness about cleanliness in people.

स्वच्छ भारत 

हम है इसके वासी इसकी हम करे रक्षा पाक रखे घर आंगन और साफ करे कचरा  गल्ली अपनी गाव अपना मोहल्ला अपना  साफ रखे इसको ये फर्ज है अपना  बीमारी से बचना गर तो पाक है रेहना  पाक रेहना साफ करना कूड़ा और कचरा 
मच्छरों का मक्खीयों का घर है ये कचरा  साफ करो इसको इस्से है बडा खतरा  ढेन्गू मलेरीया पैदा करता ये कचरा  बीमारी का ज़रिया बनता है ये कचरा  तन्दुरूस्ती चाहिए गर दूर करो कचरा  हम हैं इसके वासी इसकी हम करे रक्षा

बारिश का अक्स

शीशों से रिश्तों के दामन में नासमझी की दरार न आ जाए इतना यकीं रखना, ऐ दोस्त! थोड़े नासमझ तुम भी हो और थोड़े हम भी!
पाँव हैं कि आगे बढ़ते हैं मन है जो पीछे को दौड़ता है इसी कश्मकश में देखना ज़िन्दगी न निकल जाए थोड़े सुस्त तुम भी हो तो कुछ ठहरे से हम भी!

किन किन सवालों का करूँ हिसाब अनसुलझे से हैं उनके जवाब, फिर भी समय मिले तो आना ज़रूर कुछ बेख़ौफ़ तुम भी हो तो कुछ दिलेर हम भी!
ज़िन्दगी की नुक्ताचीनी से जब भी फुर्सत मिली दिल कुछ यूँ अनमना सा हो उठता है, जिन राहों की कोई मंज़िल न थी उन्हीं किनारों पर ही क्यों छाँव मिली ?
बारिश की बूँदें ही काफी हैं शोर मचाने के लिए, फिर भी कुछ बातें बची हों तो कहना ज़रूर! कुछ किस्से तुम्हारे भी अधूरे हैं तो कुछ पैमाने हमारे भी !
~ प्रियंका बरनवाल ~ 

My first day in Writers' Forum, Kuwait

Before we jump in today's matter, did you see the amazing pictures and the experience i had at Kuwait's 42nd In'l Book Fair recently? No? Click on its name to know.
Now let's proceed to talk about another exciting matter.
Before leaving India last year, little did i know what i was getting myself into. Kuwait has been nothing but a trail of new experiences so far. It is unexpected though a welcoming change at the same time. 
Just yesterday i joined Writers' Forum, Kuwait. For the details of the evening, please read further.

Kuwait's 42nd International Book Fair, Mishref 2018

What if i tell you that i recently visited an International Book Fair? That too in Kuwait? Can't believe? Well, you have to 'cause it's true!

Nappily Ever After

The name is correct in case you are wondering i have forgotten to spell Happily Ever after. 
Nappily Ever After is actually an American romantic comedy movie and is based on the book with the same name by Trisha R. Thomas. It's lead protagonist is Violet (Sanaa Lathan) and the movie is a Netflx original released on September 21st, 2018.
Violet or Vi (for her friends and family) works as an advertising executive but her life revolves largely around her hair which can turn into a threat if she doesn't take care of it every single day, day and night. It can easily get super frizzy and out of control in no time. So she has to keep her tangles in check.

3 Tips to get better at Guitar #2

In the last post, we had a hearty conversation on why you should start a blog. And to convince you to do it, i gave not one not two but total of 13 absolutely legitimate reasons. i hope you listened and acted on it.
Read 13 Reasons Why you should start a Blog
Now today, let's talk about guitar. Previously i posted here 3 Tips to Get Better at Guitar #1 (click to read). The idea was just to write a single post but since there are insanely zillion ways to get better at guitar, i decided to turn it into a series in which each blog post will nestle 3 tips to play your guitar better. Three sounds pretty easy to finish, right? 
First of all, i am not a pro guitarist. i play it for my passion. It's been almost 3 years since i have been learning. Along the journey, i have picked and gathered few tips and tricks to improve the performance. So whatever tips i am going to share here, be assured it's coming totally from my experience and are authentic. Ready to go? Let's start.

13 Reasons Why should you start a Blog.

You know what works as a motivation to me for writing when routine is distorted and order has turned into chaos? It's my blog or rather say, blogs. Blog is a space to ogle out feelings as well as a healing workshop. i own not one but two blogs - Pages from my life in English (this one) and Pages from my life in Hindi
But first, let's get down to the task - me telling you why you should have a blog and moreover, how to keep at it. 
1. You get to SHARE
When people learn that i write blogs, one question hits me almost with lightning speed - What your blog is about? 
Well, my blogs are about my daily experiences. If you go by its name - Pages from my life - it's kind of like a book whose pages are about little big things happening around me or about me. i share anecdotes, memories, events about my books, upload my guitar covers, travel diaries, things to inspire, books i read, movies i watch, some idle thoughts...basically my blogs are all about me and the piece of planet Ea…

2018 - Best Diwali

A few days ago my kid came to me with rather a dull face. i was in the kitchen sorting out some work. My kid said,
Mumma! Why are we not in India? There we would be celebrating our Diwali with so much fun and activities. Here we have nothing to do. i miss India!
Now being in Kuwait has its own share of defense when it comes to Indian festivals. First and the foremost, it's altogether a different country, culture has no resemblance with India's and last but not the least, Diwali does not get celebrated here. This scenario would have been different if we were in US, UK, or even Dubai. These countries celebrate Diwali probably on a grandeur scale than India.
Naturally, it doesn't make any sense blaming a country for not being in the festival spirit. Diwali does not belong here. i replied to my kid,
You should not need to worry. Just remember - wherever we are as a family, it will be enough for a celebration.
i had no idea how much this resonated to my kid until my husband turn…

Ae dil hai mushkil Guitar cover + tutorial

Tried to catch up w/ Arijit Singh after Atif. Big task, lovely number, good cover (i guess!!) . Anyway, enjoy! And yes, Subscribe :) Like FB Musician page: Guitar Gorgeous

Watch it on my uTube

Aate Jaate Guitar Cover+Tutorial

Here is the guitar cover+tutorial of the song Aate Jaate Hanste Gaate from the old but epic movie, Maine Pyaar Kiya. It's one of my favorites so thought to try it on.
Watch it on my YouTube: My uTube
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