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Life Happens At The Crossroads

Incredulous as it may seem, but life happens at the crossroads. Every road has something in store for you. 
One can take you to where your dreams lie, but it's fraught with uncertainties and failures. But this is your dream path, a path if takes its course, you have the opportunity to turn yourself into a dream man/women you always wanted to be. Nonetheless, the path is less traveled and you are quite oblivious to the mishaps and misfortunes it throws your way. You may stumble and fall umpteen times. But didn't they tell you that it's in falling that you rise like a star. I know it's easier said than done. A road less traveled is traveled less for a reason. Being a magnet of uncertainties, only few have the nerve to go through it all...sweat, blood and tears. And only a few have the courage to have their hearts cracked over and over again.       
The second one can take you to where your family and friends want you to be. Secure and safe, your life is more or less ce…

Indiaaaa India

There is India on everyone’s lips these days. Gone are those days when Indian’s were considered slaves, snake charmers, and second class citizens. Gone are those days when the color of the skin determined his/her social status. Gone are those days when Indians were considered pushovers.
It was not long before when David J Schwartz in his book “ The Magic Of Thinking Big” addressed Indians as second class citizens.   
This was author’s take on Indians at large "If Thinking Big accomplishes so much, why doesn't everyone think that way?" I've been asked that question many times. Here I believe is the answer. All of us, more than we recognize, are products of the thinking around us. And much of this thinking is little, not big. All around you is an environment that is trying to tug you, trying to pull you down Second Class Street. You are told almost daily that there are "too many chiefs and not enough Indians." In other words, that opportunities to lead no longe…

When My Two Hearts Go Walking Around

"Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” Elizabeth Stone
I couldn't agree more with Elizabeth Stone. I don’t know what the author of the ‘A Boy I Once Knew’ had in her mind when she came up with heart-tugging line. I've two boys. And both are down and out with cough and fever every now and then. I sometimes blame myself for their terrible state of affairs. I haven’t had enough breast milk to feed when my elder son was an infant. And the worst part of it was that I was too busy to feed him the little I had. And I don’t know whether his falling ill now and then could be directly related to this – weak immune system because of the absence of mother’s milk.
History repeated itself in case of my younger son as well. Ayaansh is 10 month old and I feel miserable sharing that I couldn't feed him as well. In fact, in his case I had no milk. Now considering that both my sons have we…

Stephen King’s Writing Tips that I Admire The Most

A Goldmine of Books

I need two shots of energizing prose, early morning, everyday, to get that evasive blood coursing through my brains... and I am set for the day. For those additional kicks, I manage to steel some moments for more of those seductive shots during the office hours and then later in the night.

And my go-to place for these adrenaline pumping shots are and

The site is a literally a goldmine of books, from romance to thrillers, from YA to sci-fi, from crime to chick-lit, you just name it. And more importantly, all the books are from very popular writers - right from Stephen King, John Green, John Grisham, Jeffery Archer to Suzanne Collins - can be easily found here.
Currently I reading Gabriel’s inferno here by Sylvain Reynard. It falls under the romantic genre and I am lovin’ it. In fact, I am so consumed by it that I end up thinking of it day and night. Some reviewers even consider its writing style better than Fifty Shades of Grey.(Now that's a h…

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