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Diary Confessions - 8

Diary Confessions - 8 ( Naina's Diary)
Dear Diary,
From last one month I am sharing with you letters I am receiving from the day I have joined my new job. I never shared them with anyone in my family not even with my sister because I liked what he wrote,those love couplets, stanzas in admiration of my beauty I loved them all without knowing who was sanding them. I build a place in my heart for him and was keen to meet him. I placed a letter yesterday at the spot he kept letters for me with description of my desire to meet him.
Today when I was going for a conference held in a hotel with my driver I saw a boy following me on a cycle. I was sure it was him for the way he was peddling to come closer to the car but I couldn't see him clearly as my car raced ahead. I was getting late so I left my meeting with him to fate. When I came out from hotel after the conference I saw the same cycle on other side of the road I ran quickly to see him. But no one was standing near it. Suddenl…

Loud And Clear

Loud And Clear

We all can give long lectures if we asked to present our views on Swach Bharat ( Clean India ) but we cornered ourselves when someone ask how you can contribute to it. We prefer silence at such instances than voicing our opinion. Our love for country and patriotism take a backseat. We say that 'humara ghar to saaf hai aur hum kahin gandgi bhi nahin phekte' (Our houses are clean and we don't throw our wastes anywhere) but remember not speaking against something equals to supporting it.
We see a heap of garbage on road side and move away quickly covering our noses and murmuring 'Yahan kuch nahi badlega' (Nothing will change here). We also move away when some government official come to inquire about incompetency of their staff in not doing their duty of cleanliness by saying that 'Is jhanjhat mein kaun pade' (Why to indulge in such mess). Similar instances happen if someone put garbage in a public place or anywhere according to their convenien…

Wrong Queue

Wrong Queue


I am a regular visitor at Delhi India International Trade Fair held between 14 to 27 November every year in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. I visit there to see different cultures and traditions of India under one roof, to experience different foods and also for the products which are unique and you usually struggles to find them in local markets. Once in 2008 when I went there and was visiting different pavilions I saw a long queue of boys in one of the stall of a hall. I asked one of the boy standing in queue about the reason behind this line. He said that some company was distributing some products for boys for free as part of their promotion.

I felt excited and also stand behind in that line. What that boy failed to mention was the products were given to those who were clean shaved because they were applying some cream on their faces and clicking pictures of difference in skin quality before and after using that cream and then giving some free samples along with some gifts…

Missed The Miss

Missed The Miss

23rd November 2011 was among the many bad days in my life. I am not among those who carry such bad days with them to curse God and their destiny but  I remembered that date because of a Ghazal I penned on that day. I am sharing few stanzas here to have a glimpse of what happened on that frightful day and then I will tell you the story behind it. 
Woh meri taraf dekh kar guzar gaye, Na kuch kaha na baat ki, Na ruk ke mulaqat ki, Daal kar mujhpar bas ek nazar chale gaye, Woh mei taraf dekh kar, dekh kar guzar gaye.

Socha ki awaaz doon, Kisi tarah to rok doon, Labon par,par lawz na aa sake, Aur woh mere haal se yuhin be-khabar chale gaye, Woh meri taraf dekh kar,dekh kar guzar gaye. 
(mulaqat - meeting, taraf - towards, Labon - lips, lawz - words, be-khabar - unaware )
First stanza can be translated as 'She looked at me and went away without stopping and saying anything' while second says, ' I thought to call her,stop her somehow but words seize to come out of my lips …

Lucky 6 : Game Review

Lucky 6 Game
Lucky 6 by Fat Cat is the newly launched lottery game played on mobile phones. It can be played on both Android and IOS system although it is not yet available either on Apple App Store or Android Play Store but down-loadable from Fat Cat's site for both the versions. It is a mobile game in which you have to register yourself with a valid email id , upon activation of account user creates ticket (maximum 3 per account ) by selecting six companies from a list of pre-selected brands. To win the jackpot of Rs 25 lakh the brands you select need to match the six best performing brands i.e brands having highest stock price on the game day and that Rank is determined by the stock exchange on which the stock trades. Selected teams should be among top six ranks for a player to win.
Highs: Associating a game with price money is totally a unique idea. You play and you win. Wow!Keeps you interested in the ranks of your company.A win - win situation by sharing it with your friends …

Childhood Chapters

Childhood Chapters


As we keep on unfolding the different chapters in life we realized the importance of stories listened and read in childhood. They have built our moral character and have taught many lessons we didn't notice then but observes their importance today when we are grown up. In childhood we learn everything by heart that's why impressions of them remain there forever in us. I too have listened and read many stories such as 'The Rabbit and The Tortoise' , The Sour Grapes, The Thirsty Crow, The Goose That Laid Golden Eggs, The Lion and The Mouse,etc and I am sure that all of you have also read or listened them in your childhood and by just mentioning their name I have recalled you the morals behind them.
Today T- Series have made these stories along with many nursery rhymes into beautiful animation videos. Children like cartoons, teaching with such animations would be a fun activity for the parents. The Tia and Tofu characters used in narrating stories are …

Toilet Tragedy

Toilet Tragedy 

India has so many big problems like rape,corruption,inflation,terrorism,etc which remained in the eyes of media that other problems which perhaps not provide high TRPs but are important enough to affect the millions in our country. The problem of open defecating is as serious as any other problem in our country and it is sad that few are worried for this Toilet Tragedy.
Millions of our countrymen compromise their dignity due to lack of toilets and sanitation facilities. This problem is intense in villages as compare to cities because in cities their are government provided mobile toilets but in villages there are no such options but to defecate in open which leads to health problems like diarrhea,cholera,typhoid,etc arising from unhygienic surroundings. The infants and children are more prone to such infectious diseases and the most of them died due to such illness before reaching the age of five. The infant and child mortality rate in India is 60/1000 which means 60 …

Let Children Be Children

Let Children Be Children
14th November is the birthday of India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru which is celebrated as children's day in India due to his love and fondness to children. He always interacted with them and they used to call him 'Chacha Nehru' (Uncle Nehru). This year we are celebrating his 125th birth anniversary so I decided to raise some issues related to children.
The children are the most important part of our society as they are the future of the country. What we will give them today they will return to us in the future. So if we want a better society, a better state , a better nation and a better world we must take the best care of our children. Their proper growth is crucial for the proper growth of the society and this is possible only when we let children be themselves and not try to make them someone else.
Today in order to get higher TRP's reality shows compel children to behave like adults, they are forced to dance and talk…

Hunger Is Hindrance

Hunger Is Hindrance

' Ek Mayaan mein do talwarein nahin reh sakti ' ( two of a trade seldom agrees ) that goes with the classroom hunger as well. Their must be only one hunger in the classroom that's hunger for knowledge. We Indians can't afford shortage of this hunger because it is required to build a better country but ' Bhuke pet bhajan nahin hove gopala' which means one can't pray empty stomach. So, if it is not possible to worship god with empty stomach how we wish that children can study and concentrate when hungry.

Many dropouts in schools of rural India is due to this problem, illiterate farmers believes that their children would be benefited more by learning to work in fields and not by learning in classrooms. Poverty in our country also make it difficult for poor people to enroll their children to schools but in areas and in schools where midday meal is offered enrollment of students has increased drastically. But there is the need to spread such…

Spotlight: Fraudster

Spotlight: Fraudster

Title:  Fraudster Author: R V Raman
Category: Fiction  Publisher: Hachette
Date: 2014
Price: Rs. 250
Pages: 272 ISBN: 9350098008

Fraudster : The Story of Corporate India’s Black Sheep: Fraudster is a suspense thriller from R. V. Raman set in the world of corporate finance.
Summary of the Book Some people will do anything to silence anyone they think are obstacles. They won’t stop at anything, not even murder. In this thrilling novel, a young banker deposes before a commission investigating large-scale financial fraud. She is found dead the very next day. Meanwhile, a leader of corporate India falls to his death from his South Bombay flat. In a multinational accounting firm, the high-security server room is hacked. The hackers want more than just company secrets. Illegal finance, high-profile crimes and brutal manipulation combine in this tale of greed, treachery and corruption amidst corporate India’s worst members.
About R. V. Raman R. V. Raman is an Indian writer and the for…

Book Review - The Madras Mangler

Book Review - The Madras Mangler


The Madras Mangler is the debut novel of Usha Narayan who is a gold medalist with a Master's degree in English Literature. It was published by Jufic Books an imprint of Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd. I have received this book as a gift from BlogAdda for participating in Game of Blogs a unique initiative where different blogger connected in penning a story. There were thirty teams of ten members each. One winning team has a chance to publish their story. Although our team Inspirati's story wasn't selected for final round we all enjoyed connecting,arguing,discussing and writing for this initiative.
Cover : Cover to me is unimpressive and not eye catching. The face of a dead girl with hair strands all over it looks as if someone is seeking peace in the mess which means a more philosophical type of novel and not a thriller suspense which it is.
Plot : The story revolves around five college girls from different parts of the country studying in Che…

Scary Ghosts

Scary Ghosts
"We should take him to our community doctor," said senior most member of their group. " I also think so, he is silent from last two days" another group member shared his concern. Madav the youngest member of this group of ghosts who live in the old municipality building was not in his senses from last two days. He was unable to sleep in day and couldn't concentrate in his work at night. All group members were worried about his condition but he didn't speak to anybody about this. His face was pale in fear and he felt tremors sometimes.

They took him to the doctor who was practicing in the same hospital he died after seeing a ghost in his office. He sat there from 1 am to 4 am. Doctor examined him and told others to wait outside , " What happened to you my boy ? " He didn't spoke anything. " Is it the matter of love because I have tasted your blood ,it is not infectious you drinking from right people." He remain quiet, he…

God's Creator

God's Creator 
We worship god because of the fear of unknown and to understand this properly we need to travel back to the time of the start of human race i.e time of the ancient men. When they were at the stage of evolving to be the modern man we know today, they started succumbing to the things they fear, they bow down to fire,lightning, thunderstorm,volcanic eruptions and other such natural phenomenon whenever they were frightened by these things. With growth of civilizations men started worshiping other things which help them to sustain in this world like rain, some cattle and food they grew, it was unknown how these gods acquired name or got a face, perhaps those who guided them in difficult times became faces and names of those god as the civilization progressed. Thus gods were invented out of fear of the unknown.
Now lets examine the scientific perspective. Science call god as 'Nature'. Nature which is the unexplainable and unknown power, the things which occurs on…