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My L1P2 (2nd) speech. Tuesday 21st 2019.

Joining Toastmasters has been one of the best decisions of my life. Be it fun, challenges or learning, i get to watch and imbibe so much that despite of challenges included attending it in weekdays, i look forward to it with much interest.
Have a glimpse of our recent meeting happened this Tuesday (May 21st). We started a bit early with Iftaar party. Members pitched in with food and beverages. There was flurry of guests from other clubs as well. My family too joined later on. New Ex comm was inducted. Finally the meeting started off. i delivered the 2nd speech of L1P2 project. Title - Bravery that motherhood is. You can watch the video.


Table Topic was amazing and fun. Over all, we had loads of fun and hopefully you can absorb some watching these moments - 


'Kabhi Kabhi' Guitar cover+tutorial

So above is the cover of the song - Kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayal aata hai - from the movie - Kabhi Kabhi. Legendary song featured on Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha, i guess. 
First part of the video is the cover where i have played the entire song except for Verse 2. You can, however, find the chords and the chord pregression of the entire song here - Kabhi Kabhi Full Song Guitar Chords. In the second and the final part, you will find the tutorial with chords and strumming patterns on screen.
It's a super easy song. i have given away two strumming patterns. Hope you enjoy listening as well as learning.
You can visit and like my FB Musician page: Guitar Gorgeous
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First thing to do in the morning to have a great day #tapwithpriyanka

Welcome to my blog.
What's New? - Almost a month ago, i started a series on my pages - Hashtag Tap With Priyanka (#tapwithpriyanka). In this series, i talk about one idea/topic/issue that i feel is in the need to be addressed. i started because it can be a great tunnel between you and i to get/stay connected and of course, i will also be able to have a particular dedicated space where i am free to express things i would love to discuss.
Why? - i talk from my heart, include personal experiences, am not afraid to talk about my failures and happy to share obstacles i face/d and my achievements, try to understand what makes the idea/topic/issue complicated and unique...basically, i talk only when i feel strongly and deeply connected to it. Or else i won't do it. It can be a weekly talk but when i am juggling with too many things, it can take time but i make sure i do it and share.
A few days ago, i posted the fourth video in the series. However, in the video i have said it's fi…

'बेटी' से 'माँ' बनने का सफर - Mother's Day Special Poem

आज एक बेटी की तरह नहीं  बल्कि एक 'माँ' की तरह   आज के दिन की शुभकामनाएं  देना चाहती हूँ। 
जब तक सिर्फ बेटी थी  तब तक सिर्फ 'लेना' जाना  चाहे प्रगाढ़ प्रेम हो या अपूर्व अपनत्व ; कॉलेज की फीस हो या रिक्शे के पैसे; रिश्तेदारों की नुक्ताचीनी से बचने के लिए आँचल हो  या गिर जाने पर उठाने वाली दो बाहें;  शाम की चाय हो या शाही पनीर के साथ रोटी; त्योहारों पर मिलने वाला उपहार हो  या रोज़मर्रा की ज़रूरतों की लम्बी फेहरिस्त; दोस्तों का जन्मदिन या हो खुद की सालगिरह, खुद गलती कर स्वयं ही रूठ जाना हो  या मनाने पर भी बात न करने की ज़िद !    
जब तक सिर्फ बेटी थी  तब तक बस 'लेना' सीखा,  मगर आज जब एक माँ हूँ  अब कहीं कुछ 'देना' है सीखा;
रोज़ सवेरे उठ कर पहले खाना बनाना  टिफ़िन पैक करना सब कुछ रेडी रखना  तिस पर भी सबके नखरे सहना; अब बनी बनायी चाय नहीं मिलती, माँ  रोज़ खुद ही बनानी पड़ती है; मेथी मलाई पनीर की ख्वाहिश भी  खुद ही पूरी करनी पड़ती है; नींद चाहे कितनी भी भारी हो  बेटे की एक खांसी पर दौड़ जाती हूँ; प्रतियोगिता के पैसे हों या समोसे के  बच्चे की ख्वाहिश पूरी करके ही चैन पात…

My first ever Open Mic night - a dream come true

Paulo Coelho says, when you want something, the whole universe conspires to get it to you.
How many of you believe in the above?

Very recently, on May 2nd 2019, i received an opportunity that had always been a dream to me - to play at Open Mic. In Kuwait. Yes. Miracles happen. 
Let's dive straight into the details. Here is the whole performance you can watch and enjoy:

So what's Open Mic? In my defintion, OM is the event where mic is open to all kind of artists. You can perform music, singing, dancing, story telling, even poem recitation. The major factor of any OM or any event on that matter is, that it has to be entertaining, or else why will the audience tolerate you up there?

The event was organized by Staged In Kuwait (SIK) and was in the basement of a beautiful house. The space was cozy and warm. There were cocktails and bite sized food. People were friendly. i talked to some of them. When i told a few that it is my first OM and that i am nervous, they said to be cool a…

My article for IMSAKIYAH - Ramadan special IIK supplement

i am a regular contributor to Indians In Kuwait (IIK) portal which is the biggest expat community. 
Ramadan is going in here, the month of fasting. i again the pleasure to express my views on this. Here is my article that got published recently in IIK's Ramadan special supplement - IMSAKIYAH (Breaking of fast). Read it here:
Friendship and Festivals
In the article, i have reminisced my college days (graduation years) when we were the group of three friends. One of them was Muslim. i have recollected how two of (Hindu) friends would go to her house on Eid and enjoy bowls of delicious Semiya. 
Truly speaking, these memories were long forgotten. When i received the opportunity to write something for Ramadan then only i could dive back in time and extract something in particular. i enjoyed these memories, remembered our friendship that lasted three years (before we move apart. Life is a journey), and smiled typing each word. 
i have also shared perspectives of two of my good friends f…

Writers' Forum Kuwait (WFK) AGM

WFK holds a meeting every month and the host is one of the members. For this month, i had the pleasure to do it at my home on May 3rd.

i saw more people pouring in than usual and it was expected. It was AGM (Annual General Meeting) after all where we discuss, analyze and give reports of whatever events/activities have been done in past two years. We also elect a new committee. Overall, it's an important meet to attend.


















Above is the group picture. My husband (extreme right) helped in organizing the meeting. 
At the end, members were glad with current number of achievements. New committee was elected. i wish many more success and achievements to WFK in future.
Visit the website: Writers Forum Kuwait