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Wordless Wednesday


Statue of Unity‘, is a symbol of the India’s unity and integrity. Currently, it’s also the world’s tallest statue.

The 182-metre-high (600 ft) Statue of Unity is twice the size of New York’s Statue of Liberty.


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Happy World Book day

In the quiet morning hours, or as I fade off to sleep at night, I cuddle up with a good novel.
This book is my world, my quiet time away from the din and discordance of the everyday world, but it’s also a way to explore the world in imaginative new ways.
There’s nothing that beats it.
I get lost in worlds wholly created by an author, imagined but containing truths about life, incisively commenting about life, reproducing it in beautiful new ways, putting me in the mind of another human being, grabbing my heart and dragging it through the thrill of falling in love or the dull numbness of divorce or the fear of being found out, giving me the power of flight or omniscience or magic, confessing about guilty deeds and crimes and affairs, taking me into richly reimagined periods of history, helping me time travel and space travel and regular travel into new lands, showing me how other people live in helplessness, in slavery, in squalor, in power and luxury, in prostitution and presidency, making the mundane seem magical and the magical seem possible.
This is why I read.
Reading has been shown to make us more empathetic people, but it also helps us learn to sit still for long without distractions, and gives us a break from the pull of smartphones and the online world.
Reading is one of my favorite habits, and though once in a while I slip away from it, I always come back.

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Soldiers

Yesterday, at least 40 security personnel were martyred and three were missing / not traceable after a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist targeted a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy with a car bomb in Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, India, which is one of the worst attacks on security forces in the state ever. The cowardice act has destroyed 40 families and has left the whole country in mourning. Rest in peace. Today the whole country stands with their families and may God bless such brave martyred souls.

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Here is a heart touching poem, written by a soldier to his family.

If I die in war zone,
Box me up and send me home.
Put my medals on my chest,
Tell my mum I did my best
Tell my dad not to bow,
He won’t get tension from me now
Tell my brother to study perfectly,
Keys of my bike will be his permanently
Tell my sister not to be upset,
Her bro will not raise after the sunset
And tell my love not to cry,
Cause I’m a soldier,and I was born to die.”

 

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Tonight

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Tonight I wanna lift up my voice,
To know
How sweetly I can sing,
Or how well I resonate
With the music of the cosmos?

Tonight I wanna open up my heart,
To hear
The echo of its beating in time
With another,
Or the diaphanous pain of love,
Or the infinite joy of forgiveness?

Tonight I wanna open up my eyes,
To see
The beauty in a falling drop of rain,
Or marvel within the largeness of the skies,
Or what the mirror tells me
In its stark honest fidelity?

Tonight I wanna spread my wings,
To know
How high I can soar,
Or how far I can fly,
Or what it’s like to race the moon,
Or dip my fingers in a thundercloud or touch a star?

Tonight I don’t want bitter tears
Shed o’er my grave
For songs unsung, or deeds undone,
Or untasted fruits, or love untested.
When the time has come for me to depart,
There’ll be no reason, then, to fall apart.


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Saturday motivation|| 5 – Bullet Saturday


Hi all!

I’ve come up with a new post idea for my blog.
Weekly post of “5-Bullet Saturday,” a list of what I’m enjoying or pondering this week or going to do this weekend.

1. Songs I’m hearing :

1. Natural by Imagine dragons

2. Hold on by Chord overstreet

3. Eastside by Benny Blanco, Helsey and Khalid

4. Right now by Nick Jonas

5. Girls like you by Maroon 5

6. Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin by Sonu Nigam

7. Dekhte Dekhte by Atif Aslam

8. Kaun Tujhe by Palak Muchhal

9. Prada by Jass Manak

10. Ishare tere by Guru Randhawa

2. Book I’m reading

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

3. Movie I’m going to watch

Ready Player One by Steven Spielberg

4. Quotes I’m pondering

“All of our miseries are nothing but attachment “
Osho

Between two evils, I generally like to pick the one I never tried before.”
Mae West

5. Person I’m learning more about

Pablo Neruda (1904 – 1973) was a Chilean poet-diplomat and politician. Neruda became known as a poet when he was just 13 years old. He experimented with a variety of styles and formats, including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems such as the ones in his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924). He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.


Do share your ideas about the list in the comment section.

Happy weekends!

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Good News (Awards + First Job offer)

Hey guys! Today I’m so excited to share with you two good news

First: I was nominated for three awards by some awesome bloggers here on WordPress.

  1. The Awesome Impact Award

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Thank you, Chiru for nominating me for this award. He’s a wonderful blogger and writes about various interesting stuff. Go check out his blog here.

2. Brotherhood Bloggers award

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I’m so happy that I was nominated for this particular award. Many thanks to Anjali SK for honoring me. She’s is one of my favorite bloggers and if you haven’t checked out her blog, then please do it, here.

3. The Bloggers Recognition Award

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Thank you Muneeta for considering my blog for this wonderful award. I feel grateful. Muneeta’s blog is growing exponentially due to her passion and ultimate hard work that she puts in writing and curating her content. Join her here, because talent like that deserves all the praises and accolades.

The Second good news and this one is big too :

I got my first job offer!!!

Guys, I’m going to graduate next year and you’d be happy to know that I recently cracked the written test as well as two interview rounds of a big Multi National Company, and I’m lucky that I got my first job letter from them. It’s a proud moment for my family and friends. I’m delighted too. I’ll be working as a software programmer.

I’ve accepted the offer letter and will be posted to my base location anywhere in India as soon as I complete my graduation in May 2019. TCS is a multinational consultancy firm with a market capitalization of over $1 trillion and its offices are located in 46 countries across the globe. It’s also recognized as “Big Four” IT Services brand in the world. So this opportunity is surely going to give my career a boost.

To my friends here on WP:-

Many thanks for reading and supporting me throughout my blogging journey. You guys have surely helped me to grow as a person and I do owe my success to you.

😊😊😊

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I’m a country boy


I grew up overshadowed by wild rivers

Couldn’t catch the eye of no city girl

Here I am devoted to her
How I love the way she looks in her ripped jeans
Can’t believe I let the smog cloud my eye

Where the wild jungle stand
And the icy cliffs surround
I’ll ride my battered truck with you by my side

There’s a whisper in the breeze
Reminding me of countryside
That whisper builds
That whisper cries
Countryside in the morning skies

You appear on the horizon
Brushing that wavy hair from your eyes

The city folk with their fancy gadgets
Cement rivers like grey tombs
Don’t have nothin’ on our way of life
Just listen to the crickets

Don’t live your life like a cheat
Today might feel the time to be like a cheat
But that ain’t no way to lead a life

You know, there’s a lot I drive by in my battered truck
Folk who is messing up
Always stay honest, love
Always stay honest

When I was a child
I met an honest man
“How can you be so honest ?” asked I

Here was his wise reply

Don’t live your life like a cheat
Today might feel the time to be like a cheat
But that ain’t no way to lead a life

Met an old lady who lived like a cheat
“What happened to her?” asked I
Here was his wise reprise

Don’t live your life like a cheat
Today might feel the time to be like a cheat
But that ain’t no way to lead a life

That lady’s gone now
It’s sad really
Word is, she had wavy hair once

Honey, keep your jeans ripped
But always stay honest, love
Always stay honest

Crickets, crickets, crickets
Crickets, crickets, crickets…


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Three day lyrical challenge – Day two

I would like to share the lyrics to a song by my favourite band – Linkin Park.

Song: Iridescent

Album: A thousand suns

Year of release: 2010

Genre: Rock


When you were standing in the wake of devastation
When you were waiting on the edge of the unknown
And with the cataclysm raining down
Insides crying, “Save me now!”
You were there, impossibly aloneDo you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

And in a burst of light that blinded every angel
As if the sky had blown the heavens into stars
You felt the gravity of tempered grace
Falling into empty space
No one there to catch you in their arms

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

Let it go
Let it go
Let it go
Let it go

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go


The song Iridescent” is a rock ballad about hope in the midst of chaos and sadness. The song really helps me get out of sadness and grief. It’s about letting go and moving on. Taking about other interpretations the entire album ‘ A Thousand Suns’ is a concept album dealing with human fears like nuclear warfare. This song also highlights the same concept, for example, ” burst of light that blinded every angel” can be understood as a nuclear explosion which produces a hell amount of light which can even blind the angels,” standing in the wake of devastation” sways toward the aftermath . Nuclear wars were a looming threat not so long ago, hence this album highlights those issues. Taking it generally, it asks us to move on in life, let go of our envy, frustration and sadness. I love this song and it’s still one of my favourites.

Trivia: 

1. “Iridescent” serves as the theme song for the film Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

2.  The album’s title is a reference to a line in the Hindu Sanskrit scripture the Bhagavad Gita“If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendour of the mighty one”

 

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WC Final

France beats Croatia (4-2) to claim their second world cup after 20 years. Both teams showed top notch temperament, skills and dedication. Both were equally deserving. But as they say ” There can only be one winner “, hence destiny chose France this time.

Here are my favorite moments from the final

1. Peaceful and young presidents of both nations setting example of harmony and humanity.

2. French president couldn’t control his emotions after France scores a goal. The image says everything.

3. Thousands of fans coming out to support their nation at Eiffel Tower

4. Goons invasion amidst the match

5. The show stealer as always…. Mr putin does it in style. Putin the boss was only one to get the umbrella when a sudden downpour soaked the Russian Luzhniki Stadium 😂