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Chitrangada Sharan (ChitrangadaSharan)

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  • 44

    21 Beautiful Mother’s Day Quotes 2021

    2 days ago

    Mother’s Day is around the corner. While I enjoy the beautifully written pieces on this lovely day, it’s difficult for me to write something about my own Mother, who is my inspiration, my guide, my best friend forever. So, I am not even trying. Sharing some beautiful quotes to celebrate Mothers.

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    Today, Is the Ultimate Day—Poem

    8 days ago

    ‘The best preparation for tomorrow, is doing your best today.’-H Jackson Brown Jr. Today, a significant word, brings thoughts to my mind, that the time is Right here, Right now, Today itself, which is the best and ultimate precious time available to us, and we should make the most of it.

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    Easy, Eggless, Chocolate Based Cookies Recipes

    2 weeks ago

    Want to delight your loved ones with yummy cookies? Tea time or coffee time is best accompanied with homemade hot cookies, straight out of the oven. Some easy to make eggless cookie recipes, to make your family time, even more warmer and delightful.

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    7 Common Edible Herbs to Grow in Pots, in Small Spaces

    4 weeks ago

    Chitrangada enjoys gardening in her own little space. She is a self taught gardener, and loves taking care of her flowering plants, herbs, shrubs. There’s a lot of possibility, even if you have the option of container gardening only. Nothing like using your own home grown herbs for everyday cooking.

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    Hope Keeps Me Going —Poem

    5 weeks ago

    “Then I choose to drown in Hope, rather than float into nothing.”—Melinda Marchetta. If you have Hope in your mind and heart, you can face any challenge, and get through toughest times of your life. Therefore, never lose hope. Hope means to see the light, even if you have darkness all around you.

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    15 Thoughts on, Why to Write Poetry

    10 days ago

    In modern times, Poetry is much more than syllables and rhymes. It’s a form of art and creativity. A powerful way of self expression, to influence, impact, and may be bring change in the spirit and thoughts of the people, and the society as a whole. If it’s written with heart, it reaches the heart.

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    Motivation—From Me To You (Poem)

    2 months ago

    “If people are doubting, how far you can go, go so far, that you can’t hear them anymore.”—Michele Ruiz. Parents and teachers should keep on motivating the children and the youngsters by their words and actions. At the same time, hold their hands, and stand by them, if they fail or get exhausted.

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    Majestic Mountains—Poem

    2 months ago

    What can the mountains do to us, is difficult to describe. They attract us, and we look at them spellbound. They challenge us, to be adventurous. By their Majestic and magnificent view, we are fascinated and enthralled. Just one of those feelings, which I have, when I go near the Majestic mountains

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    Water Therapy: 7 Effective Methods For Health Benefits

    33 hours ago

    Natural sources of water, such as rivers, waterfalls and hot water springs contain various minerals that are good for our health. When the water travels through the soil, it combines within itself copper, phosphorus, calcium, Iodine and many more essential components, creating medicinal benefits.

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    21 Quotes to Celebrate the Spring Season

    7 weeks ago

    Spring is the season, that gives you the reason to love. Spring is an appropriate reminder of how beautiful the change can be. Spring is a reminder that better days are ahead. A season of renewal, reawakening, rejuvenating. “An optimist is the human personification of Spring.”--Susan J Bissonette.

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    The Ultimate Healer—Poem

    2 weeks ago

    In the fast paced life of today, it’s important to spend some time with our own self. And what better place, to spend that valuable time with self, amidst Mother Nature. I have often felt the positive impact it has, on my emotional and physical health. As nothing can be as refreshing as Nature.

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    Most Used Internet Slangs and Abbreviations

    7 weeks ago

    When I started using social media, about a decade ago, I was a bit confused to see so many shortened words, to convey a message, or to communicate. The popular Internet Slangs, on various social media platforms have been able to build a global online community, which is diverse yet homogeneous.

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    7 Versions of My Favourite and Popular Jerusalema Dance Challenge

    3 months ago

    During the Worldwide pandemic, a song called Jerusalama, produced by South African DJ Master KG became viral on social media. A group of friends from Angola danced to it in an uploaded video, known as Jerusalama dance challenge. Many dancing groups uploaded their version of the dance, all wonderful.

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    Can You Hear Me—Poem

    5 weeks ago

    I believe in the power of prayers, and pray everyday. When we pray for each other, it’s impact increases manifold. To be honest, I am not able to concentrate in my prayers. My mind gets distracted easily. But I do believe that the Almighty listens to the prayers, even if I can’t focus on my prayers.

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    Fallen Flowers—Poem

    2 months ago

    It’s quite normal to get attracted by the beautiful flowers, blossoming in the garden. Their beauty, their fragrance, their purity, their very presence is enough to make your day hopeful, happy and joyful. But, for a change this morning, the fallen flowers attracted my attention, and made me think.

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    21 Quotes on, ‘Hope for a Better Tomorrow’

    7 weeks ago

    We are about to mark the end of another year, and we are certainly hoping for a better New year, a better tomorrow for everyone. Hope and faith are two of the important traits of human beings, and although we know that chances of better or worse tomorrow are equal, we still hold on to hope and Faith

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    8 Common Flowers With Medicinal Properties

    3 months ago

    We love and admire the natural, unassuming beauty of the flowers. They are not just wonderful creations of nature—many have immense medicinal properties. Ayurveda and homeopathy treatments use flower extracts in their medicines. Green tea, aromatherapy, cosmetics are just a few examples.

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    My Garden Rose—Poem

    3 months ago

    ‘One Rose is enough for the dawn.’-Edmond Jabes. How true! Each morning, I head towards my little garden. And, if I find a Rose greeting me, my joy knows no bounds. It’s there for a little while. How similar to the human life! You are here for a short time. Don’t forget to smell the Roses.

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    An Affair With The Clouds—Poem

    9 days ago

    Spending some quiet moments, while watching the movements of the clouds is therapeutic for me. Not only does it make me wonder, about their beautiful forms and colours, they also inspire me to ‘move on‘ in life. The clouds convey the message that nothing is permanent in life, not even our troubles

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    21 Exemplary and Valuable Quotes by Abdul Kalam-the Former President of India

    3 days ago

    A P J Abdul Kalam—Bharat Ratna, The Missile Man, People’s President, author, teacher. One man, with so many titles, in fact an institution by himself, who inspired so many of us, and he continues to inspire with his work and thoughts. Sharing some of the inspirational quotes by Abdul Kalam sir.

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    Accepting the ‘Change’—Poem

    5 months ago

    ‘Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end.’—Robin Sharma. Sometimes it’s difficult to come out of our comfort zone and change, or accept the changes. But, change is the only constant. And, it can be beautiful. If not, we may learn new insights from the process of change.

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    Swim Against The Waves— Poem

    7 weeks ago

    During the journey of life, there are times, when you have to move on against every obstacle. It’s easier to go along the current, but it needs a strong willpower, an unfailing inner strength, to keep on moving. Because, you have chosen the path of righteousness, be prepared to move against the odds

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    7 Parenting Tips to Deal With Sibling Rivalry in the Children

    2 months ago

    While mostly, siblings are the best friends and companions, we do find, sibling rivalry in some families. Obviously, the parents are the most saddened by sibling rivalry. Can the parents be blamed? If yes, can they handle this? Here are some tips for parents, to handle the sibling rivalry.

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    Me Time (Poem)—Few Moments For Yourself

    2 months ago

    There are times in your life, when you want to sit down, relax, do nothing. Sometimes you need to have your own company, to connect with your own self, to reflect, to just sit quietly, to give your precious time to self. Go ahead, and have your ‘Me Time’, without feeling guilty about it.

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    Enjoy River Water Fish Rohu-As a Snack and in Gravy

    2 months ago

    I believe in passing on the legacy of cooking traditional Indian food to my children, just in the same way, as my mother has passed it on to me. If you are fond of eating river water fish, you would love the Rohu fish recipe, in mustard gravy. It’s delicious, when served hot with boiled rice.

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    The Rainy Day—Haiku

    4 months ago

    I heard a gentle tapping on my window. Very soon, the sound changed to tip-tap, then the louder pitter-patter. I had to come out to welcome the rains, for the joy it brings to the hearts of almost all the living creatures, to thank the heavens, to bring this essential element of life, to the Earth.

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    The Lodhi Garden, Delhi: A Beautiful Combination of History, Heritage and Nature.

    2 months ago

    If you are a Nature lover, a Nature photographer, a fitness enthusiast, the Lodhi Garden, Delhi is an ideal place to visit. Full of beautiful flower garden, huge trees, resident birds, lakes, it’s located in the heart of the city, and has everything to refresh and rejuvenate your body and mind.

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    Traditional Indian Dessert—Creamy Malai Vada Recipe

    2 weeks ago

    What’s so special about the Mother’s recipes? It’s the abundance of love, affection, patience, and discipline, which they add to the recipe, especially when they are cooking for their children. The traditional Indian dessert, Creamy Malai Vada, is one of my favourite, from my mother’s kitchen.

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    Mental Health Matters—An Important Reminder.

    5 weeks ago

    Mental stress, anxiety and depression can be fatal. This can happen in this fast paced society. It can take a person in such a dark corner, where he/ she feels alone. And, ultimately take the extreme step. We, as a society can help. Help and hear—so that no precious life is lost.

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    Lessons From The Wildflower—Poem

    4 weeks ago

    I do admire, the well maintained, well cultivated garden flowers, in the garden. But all those colourful wildflowers, along the highways, the bushy roads, along the hills, attract me, and make me wonder. How do they grow, without any care, or watering, and grow again, in spite of being weeded out.

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    21 Interesting and Inspiring Quotes About Gardening

    2 months ago

    A beautiful, self-cultivated garden is the ultimate companion. With a garden of your own, you can never feel lonely. Gardening can reduce stress and help you find tranquility. It’s good for the mind, the body and the soul. Enjoy these 20 quotes about the joy of gardening.

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    Everyday Spices and Herbal Tea, For Stronger Immunity

    2 months ago

    ‘Prevention is better than cure,’ is the common saying. Therefore, it’s important to keep on boosting our immune system, by following a healthy lifestyle, proper diet, and regular physical activity. In addition, consuming the wonderful gifts of Mother Nature-the herbs and spices, benefits a lot.

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    Saffron and Cardamom Frozen Dessert Recipe (Kesar Elaichi Kulfi)

    7 weeks ago

    Kulfi is one of the most popular Indian desserts of all time. Prepared with natural ingredients and natural colours, such as saffron, green cardamom, mango, rose water, and dried fruits, this dessert is traditionally served at weddings. It is a popular street food, as well.

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    And I Will Rise Again—Poem

    2 weeks ago

    The Human beings have exemplary qualities of adaptability, patience and perseverance. In adverse situations, they have shown immense courage and inner strength, which they didn’t even know, they had. History provides many such incidents, to show the incredible inner power of the human beings.

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    10 Suggestions on How to Spend Time Productively, While Staying at Home.

    5 weeks ago

    Many a times, we hear people saying, ‘If I had some more time, I would love to spend some quality time with my kids, my family.’ Due to some unprecedented situations, all around the World, we have to stay at home, these days. Here are some ways, to make the most of it, by doing something productive.

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    Testing Times Do Not Last Forever—This Too Shall Pass!

    4 months ago

    These are the times of anxiety, fear, uncertainty and stress, all around the World. But, I have hope, faith, and belief in the power of Prayers. Let’s pray for the humanity, for each and everyone. ‘When the times are tough, the tough gets going.’ Tough times do not last forever. This Too Shall Pass.

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    15 Extraordinary Quotes, To Define Strong Women

    2 months ago

    Beautiful, Lovely, Delicate, Pretty—These words are perhaps synonymous with Women. But, besides that women of today are strong, determined, powerful, and achievers. With great efficiency, they manage their homes and professional careers. Some quotes on The International Woman’s Day, 8th March, 2021.

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    Winter Vegan Desserts— Spiced Carrots-Orange Zest, Eggless Cake

    2 months ago

    The winter season is the perfect time to enjoy the hot, spiced, carrot-orange zest cakes, fresh out of the oven. Here is an easy cake recipe, suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Because it’s eggless, and there is no dairy product, used in it. Enjoy!

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    An Evening at the Country Lake—Flash Fiction

    2 weeks ago

    Charu loved to spend her vacations, at her native countryside. This time her close friends also accompanied her. Having a wonderful time at the country lake, was a regular feature of her visit. But, this time it was different. An evening at the country lake, changed her life, forever.

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    Wonderful Travel Experience of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, Rajasthan: A Photo Essay

    7 months ago

    The glorious land of the Kings and the emperors, valiant warriors, magnificent and enormous forts and palaces, rich culture and traditions with vibrant colours—Rajasthan, India, has all of this and much more.Sharing some pictures and interesting details from my recent trip to Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.

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    Filling up The Pages of Life — Poem

    9 days ago

    When you are born, your life is a book, full of blank pages. It’s up to you, to fill it up with love, kindness, affection, gratitude and compassion. So that, when you look back at your book, you feel good about yourself. It’s your life. Make it worthwhile.

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    Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Walk Regularly

    6 weeks ago

    I'm a big believer in walking every day to keep myself fit and healthy. Most of us are well aware of the physical and emotional health benefits of walking regularly, but it's easy to forget how much good it can do for us. Here are some motivational quotes to help inspire you to walk often.

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    Someone Said Aging (Poem)

    2 weeks ago

    Age or agility—It’s all up there in the mind. If you still feel young at heart, still feel enthusiastic about your life, you are aging gracefully. Aging doesn’t have to be a loss of youth, but it can be productive, with new set of opportunities.

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    My Father, Professor Bakshi. D. Sinha Lives On: A Memoir

    3 months ago

    This is a small tribute to my virtuous father, Professor Bakshi. D. Sinha, a teacher, an economist, an author, a research scholar, an academician,and to me, an affectionate father. He passed away in 2018, but he lives on, through all the noble work, he has done for the society and for the family.

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    Sweet-Sour Experiences of Life—Poem

    4 months ago

    Life is a combination of sweet-sour experiences. It’s upto us to create a balance, in order to lead a worthwhile life. To imagine that there will be no obstacles in our lives ever, is not possible. Joys and sorrows are part of life. To enjoy the positives, you must have the taste of the negatives.

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    Delicious Walnut, Cinnamon Cupcake Recipe

    2 months ago

    Cooking and baking is an art; an expression of love for those, who love and care for you. I believe, it’s a wonderful therapy, if you are feeling low. Cooking for the family, looking at their excited faces, when the food is served, gives a feeling of satisfaction. Cupcakes are my family’s favourite.

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    Exciting Family Trip to the Sariska National Park, Alwar, Rajasthan, India

    2 months ago

    The Road trips with the family are always enjoyable, for me. And, if the destination is an abode of the wild cats, wild animals and birds, staring at you with curiosity, it adds to the thrill and excitement. A short account of my recent visit to the Sariska National Park, Alwar, Rajasthan in India.

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    A Tribute to the Farmers—Poem

    8 months ago

    Recently, while on a train journey, I was overwhelmed to see the vast, green agricultural fields, some ready to harvest crops. My heart was filled with gratitude for the farmers, who work so hard to grow the food for everyone. How little do we know about the life of the farmer and their hardships?

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    21 Best Tree Quotes and Beautiful Tree Pictures (My Photography)

    5 months ago

    ‘He who plants trees, loves others, besides himself.’-Thomas Fuller. ‘Forests, jungles, trees, plants, provide the oxygen, we breathe. They are the lungs of the Earth. If we destroy them, we destroy ourselves.’ There are countless benefits of trees. Here are some quotes and my clicked pictures.

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    Spreading Happiness—Poem

    5 weeks ago

    If you want to make a contribution to the World, to make others happy, to spread joy and happiness; the time is right here, right now. Happinesses is not something, to be postponed. No more excuses of being busy, or having no opportunities. Spread happiness by little acts of kindness and compassion.

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    Weekend Special—Delicious, Pure Vegetarian, Baked Veggies With Cheese Topping.

    7 months ago

    Cooking for the family gives me immense pleasure. The secret ingredient is always love, with a little precision and some patience. Weekends are special, so the food prepared, must also be something special, delicious and enjoyable. Baked vegetables, with lots of cheese, is suitable for weekends.

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    Countless Reasons to Say Thank You—Poem

    7 weeks ago

    Do not shy away from expressing your gratitude, to the people who have made you, loved you unconditionally, helped you in anyway. Remember to say thanks each day, to the Mother Nature for its innumerable blessings of crops, trees etc., the abundance of Sunshine, and Moonlight, rivers and rain.

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    Fascinating Trip to Italy: A Photo Essay

    2 weeks ago

    Italy has many eternally beautiful cities, with magnificent art and architecture worth seeing. The attraction of the most classic Western civilisation, has it’s foundation in the ancient country of Italy. Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan are some of the most visited places in the whole World.

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    21 Clear and Evident Symptoms, Which Determine That You Are a Writer at Heart

    7 weeks ago

    Does this happen to you? Even when you are not writing, you are always thinking about writing. Every person you meet, or see along on your way, can be a possible character in your next story. You are a writer at heart, if a poem is being woven in your mind, when you are walking in the nearby park.

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    The First Rain Showers—Poem.

    9 months ago

    The first rain showers do something magical to the senses. People, Plants, animals, birds all look happy. With happiness in the heart, everyone seems to be smiling for no reason. This is the time of the year, when you feel like humming a song, not to please others, but because your heart is happy.

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    Must Have Antioxidant Rich Food For Health Benefits

    2 weeks ago

    We often hear nutritionists, and healthcare professionals, advising us to include Antioxidants in our daily diet. Antioxidant are those nutrients, which protect our body tissues from wear and tear. They provide internal protection to our body cells, stronger immunity, and helps to rejuvenate them.

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    The Morning Cup of Tea—Poem

    4 days ago

    Life is beautiful. Happiness is a choice. To be positive, even in adverse situations, is a challenge. Be grateful and live, one day at a time. Life can be full of infinite possibilities, when you are together with your loved ones, and content with something, as simple as the morning cup of tea.

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    Endless and Infinite: 10 Best Sky Quotes and Pictures —My Photography

    3 months ago

    Watching the sky, clicking it’s pictures, fascinates me, anytime in the day, evening, or night. The many soothing colours forming in the sky, it’s vastness inspires me, and motivates me to move forward, and keep going. They remind us of the unlimited possibilities, we can have in our precious lives.

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    Who Is She? —Poem

    2 months ago

    She fills your life with love, care, warmth, motivation, affection, blessings, hope and many more things, which only she can give. Love her, and respect her, today, and everyday. Happy Women’s Day, 2021.

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    What Is Love and What It’s Not (Poem)

    2 months ago

    Can we define love? Love is a feeling, difficult to define. It has many forms, such as, Mother’s love, Father’s love, Sibling love, Grandparents love, love between husband and wife, love for fellow human beings and the love for the Supreme.

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    A Tribute to the Chair—Poem

    2 months ago

    How often, in a single day, we take that seat, to relax, to ponder, to study? Can you imagine a World, with no chairs? Let’s thank the chair, for always being there, to relax us physically, as well as mentally.

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    20 Best And Beautiful Flower Pictures: My Photography

    2 months ago

    Flowers are perhaps the most beautiful creations of the Mother Nature. Capturing their beauty in the camera is not easy. Their tenderness and their fragrance, can’t be captured. I love to capture their beauty, as they blossom.They have a short lifespan. But in pictures, their beauty lasts forever.

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    Siblings-A Relationship Forever (Poem)

    5 months ago

    Siblings are like the branches of a tree. They may grow in opposite directions, but are united at the roots. If the roots are strong and firm to the ground, nothing can separate them, no matter where they go.

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    How I Miss Those Handwritten Letters?

    11 months ago

    I belong to a generation, who wrote letters to their dear ones, on paper, for communications. Text messages, e-mails are the order, nowadays. No doubt, they are faster, but can they compare with the earlier handwritten letters, when an envelope was opened gently with curiosity, emotions and a smile?

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    Skin Aging—Skincare Through Yoga, Food, Face Packs

    4 months ago

    Do you want to get compliments for your radiant and youthful skin? As we age, our skin loses the moisture. To maintain the elasticity of the skin, and delay the forming of wrinkles on the face, it’s important to adopt some skincare methods, such as, facial massage, exercises and nutritious diet.

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    Setting Goals in the Race of Life-Flash Fiction

    7 weeks ago

    Life is all about setting goals and achieving them. Complete your education by this age, find a job in time, get married by 30 years of age, and so on. But If you are not able to achieve your goals in the set standard time, then what do you do? A short story to inspire those who are stuck up in life

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    Modified and Matured—Poem

    12 months ago

    It takes a long time to build trust. It takes a minute to break the same. Once the trust is broken, it is difficult to rebuild it. Why do I examine the gifted flowers, to see if there are any hidden thorns? A poem, about how to regather yourself, if your trust is broken.

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    The General Characteristics of Madhubani Paintings: An Indian Folk Art

    7 weeks ago

    If you are an admirer of the Indian art, you must be familiar with the Madhubani paintings; the ancient folk art practised, on the mud walls and floors, of the villages. The Madhubani art has it’s roots in the Bihar state of India. They are popular even today, during festivals and special occasions.

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    Mother Nature, You Inspire Me—Poem

    4 months ago

    Nature has always inspired, and motivated me. Not only does it heal, both physically, and emotionally, but also, it can soothe the disturbed mind, like nothing else can. The roaring waves of the Sea, do calm my mind. Nature is therapeutic and the ultimate healer.

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    The Joy of Reading Print Books as Compared to the E-Books: The World Book Fair, New Delhi

    5 weeks ago

    While it can't be denied, that the traditional print books are less preferred, compared to the e-books by the tech. savvy people these days, but I do believe that paper books will never disappear completely. The unique smell of the freshly bought books, is still exciting for many book lovers.

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    The Mystery of The Darjeeling Trip-Flash Fiction

    4 months ago

    Raj and Priya were extremely happy and excited about their holiday plan to Darjeeling. Little did they know, that they were going to get the surprise of their lives there. Enjoy this romantic mystery, set in the beautiful hills of Darjeeling, in response to billybuc's challenge.

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    What is Ghazal Singing. My Favourite Indian Ghazal Singers

    7 weeks ago

    Ghazal is a form of poetry, to express the deep and intense emotions of love, in its purest form. It also beautifully expresses the pain, desire, and other heartfelt feelings. I was attracted to the Ghazals, when I was able to understand the lyrics. Lyrics is the most important part of the Ghazals.

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    Interesting Facts About the National Bird of India—The Peacock.

    3 months ago

    The Peacock has an important place in Indian art, architectures and mythology. It symbolizes, royalty and divinity. India loves colours, and the Peacock truly represents it, by its beauty and elegance. One can find Peacock figures in ancient monuments, sculptures, fabric, handicrafts, jewelleries.

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    7 Easy To Make, Alcohol Free, and Healthy Beverages

    5 weeks ago

    When it comes to beverages we prefer tea, coffee, soft drink etc. But how about something more exciting, colourful, delicious, nutritious and a perfect party companion, for the cocktail lovers. These soft drinks are popular among women and children, and suitable for weight watchers as well.

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    It Will Last a Lifetime, If You Handle Them With Care—Poem

    7 weeks ago

    Relationships are tender, and fragile. Handle them with delicate care. Appreciating people, for who they are, and avoiding expectations, is the key to healthy, and long lasting relationships. You may repair anything, but not a broken heart or broken trust in relationships.

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    Fabulous and Fragrant, Flowers of February—Poem

    4 months ago

    Roses, Lilies, Pansies-the fabulous flowers of February. February is the month, when the winter season is about to end in India, and the spring season is all set to begin. This is the perfect month, for spreading brightness, and fragrance, that rejuvenates and fills you with positive thoughts.

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    What to Do When Someone Close, Whom You Had Trusted, Caused the Most Hurt

    7 weeks ago

    When someone we care about, hurts us, by means of words or actions, it can shatter our mental peace and happiness. Consider yourself fortunate, if you have not faced such hurt, by people you trusted the most. Life is based on trust and faith in relationships. If it’s broken, how do you deal with it?

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    The New Beginnings, With Prayer and Hope-Poem

    4 weeks ago

    The end of a year is neither an end, nor the beginning. Rather it is going on, with all the wisdom and experience, it has given to us.The new year is in fact, like a new book waiting to be written.

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    Indian Dance Forms: A Brief Introduction to the Classical, Folk and Bollywood Dance Forms

    2 months ago

    Dance is not merely a profession, but perhaps a form of meditation, self expression and self realisation. The Indian culture is synonymous with it’s rich tradition of classical music and dance forms. They have originated in different parts of India, have different history, names and costumes.

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    So You Thought That Money Can Buy Everything --Think Again

    11 months ago

    When we reach a certain age, such as the fifties or the sixties, we realize that the life so far, has been spent upon, earning the money and spending even more money than we have earned. Money is important, no doubt. But, can money buy love, happiness, health, peace of mind? No, it can’t.

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    10 Popular, Traditional, Indian Musical Instruments: For Folk and Classical Music

    7 weeks ago

    Music has no language. It’s a form of expression, that can be felt by the heart. It can be enjoyed even by those, who do not understand the lyrics. Besides God, it is the art of music, which is the greatest treasure of mankind. Soulful music can help, to attain spiritual powers.

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    The House Sparrow—The Endangered Bird

    7 weeks ago

    The cute little birds-the Sparrows. As a little girl, my mornings began, with the sweet chirping sound, of this charming and the ever active bird. So many of them, sat in a row, in the garden, at the backyard, over the roof tops. Sadly, I don’t see them often. Have you wondered, where are they now?

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    Old Is Gold and Precious—Poem About Love, That Lasts a Lifetime

    2 months ago

    Some deep rooted feelings, and expressions, are best expressed by writing, about how the bond of love grows, and becomes stronger, as we age. Because then you have actually lived like, real Life Partners

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    Life Is Unpredictable. Are You Prepared? What If, Something Happens to You Suddenly?

    6 months ago

    Life is so uncertain and vulnerable. We hate to think about this; but what if something happens unexpectedly? Are you prepared? Have you made sure that your close ones do not face any hardships? Have you made your ‘Will’? Do you have a life insurance, in your name? If not, please act now!

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    10 Tips To Motivate the Children, Role of the Parents and the Teachers.

    5 weeks ago

    Who doesn't need a little motivation? The parents and the teachers, of the young children, have a great role, in tracing the path for a child's success, in the academics and other activities, by providing them, the much needed Motivation.

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    What Is Naturopathy? What Are The Five Elements of Human Body?

    8 weeks ago

    Naturopathy, an alternative healthcare system, is a combination of Ayurveda, Yoga, Homeopathy, Herbal therapy and other such methods of treatment. This system of healing revolves around the five basic elements of human physiology, the Earth, Air, Water, Sun and Ether.

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    Oh My Precious Life, Please Move Little Slowly—Poem

    2 months ago

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    How to Describe Yourself During a Job Interview

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    Reusing raw materials, reduces the possibility to be manufactured again. It reduces the need to dispose used materials, saves your money, is good for our environment. You save some natural resources by recycling and repurposing, old, worn out and waste materials, the kids learn something creative.

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    Low Calorie Dhokla in 5 Minutes in Microwave

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    Why, and When Should You Go to a Counsellor, or a Therapist

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    Are you feeling confused; struggling with situations or relationships; unable to take decisions; dying to get that much needed support? If you find yourself in such difficult to deal situations, then probably you need some counseling sessions, by a trained psychotherapist. Yes, it does help.

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    10 Child Safety Tips: For 3 Months to 3 Years

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    How Do Emotions Affect the Human Body and Cause Diseases

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    5 Reasons Why Traveling Is Much Easier, and Trouble-Free Nowadays

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    Indian Festival Navratri: The 9 Nights of Festivities, Music and Dance Extravaganza

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    Trees and Plants: What Would They Say, If They Could Speak Like the Humans.

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    Anger is a human emotion, which is quite natural and common. Like the adults, the children also get angry. A wise parent has the ability to identify the trigger points, and teach the child to control the anger.Read on to know about the causes, and suggestions to control/ manage the anger in children

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    How Can The Coconut Oil Help to Fight Obesity

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    Heart ailments are increasing every day. It’s important to watch what we are eating. Including healthy Oats in our diet, may be the first step towards a healthy Heart. Oats may be categorised as a comfort and versatile food. They are easy to prepare, for breakfast, in snack items, and nutritious too

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    Online Shopping Trends: The Positives and Negatives

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    The latest trend for Internet savvy people is, shopping through the web. They prefer, Online shopping in the comfort of their homes to traditional shopping. Why? Because it saves time, energy and money. In addition, You can avoid driving on the busy roads during the peak hours and crowded markets.

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    Appreciate What You Have -Do Not Regret What You Don't Have.

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    Last night, I had a conversation with God in my dreams. I asked him some questions, about the ongoing problems of my life. ‘He' advised me to appreciate the life and count my blessings. What all I do have, and not to complain about, what I don't have. I did count, and was surprised after that.

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    Easy, Yummy Caramel Custard Cooked in the Microwave

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    Delicately prepared desserts with lingering flavours create sweet memories that last a long time. Try this caramel custard dessert, which is my family’s favourite.

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    Every morning, I sit down to pray, but cannot concentrate. I feel guilty and ask for forgiveness to God, with a promise, that I will concentrate, from now onwards. He is smiling, as he always does. But then, the thought comes to my mind, as to how do we pray? Do prayers matter? Yes, they do.

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    Brisk Walking: The Safest and Easiest Way, to Remain Fit and Healthy

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    Brisk walking is the safest and the easiest form of exercise, to keep healthy and fit. It’s safe at any age, even if you have some minor health issues. While the fresh air does wonders to your mood, the energy levels, blood circulation; you don't even realise, that you have finished your exercises.

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    10 Easy Tips to Reduce Your Electricity Bills

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    Strong Cravings for the food in general or for a particular food, is a good indicator of the internally controlled responses. Depriving yourself from eating, that particular food, increases cravings. Cravings for specific foods, indicates a deficit of some particular nutrient in your body.

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    50 Awesome, Inspirational, Motivational and Uplifting Quotes

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    5 weeks ago

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    Top 10 Divas of Hindi Cinema: List of My Favourites

    6 months ago

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    6 weeks ago

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    Child Safety—At Home, Roads and Internet

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    In the fast paced, stressful life today, when each one is in hurry to compete with each other, or complete his or her job, how about giving some thought to the basic safety needs at home, on roads, for our children and our elderly.

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    The Indian Festival of Lights: Make Diwali Sweets at Home

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    5 Qualities of a Good Teacher.

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    2 months ago

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    The Yoga or the Yogic exercises are preferred by many health conscious people, over some other forms of physical exercises. Because it’s safe, can be practiced at any age, and without getting exhausted. It’s important to learn the proper techniques, to do it correctly, to get the maximum benefits.

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    10 months ago

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    7 months ago

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    2 months ago

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    How To Develop Self Belief and Inner Strength?

    8 months ago

    Whenever something unfavourable happens, we blame destiny. Why me only? But it happens to others too. It’s your Self Belief and Inner Strength, which helps you to deal with the tough situations of Life. What are the qualities, to develop self belief and inner strength?

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    No End to the Desires: Satisfaction is the Key to Happiness

    5 months ago

    A small girl taught an important lesson of life to me. We often see that, even if we have one house, one car, many dresses, a luxurious life, still we want more. Why? Because, there is no end to the desires. Satisfaction is the key to happiness.

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