WHY GIFT MATERIALISTIC STUFF WHEN YOU CAN GIFT WORTHY MOMENTS

Memories are the diary we all carry with us. While some might be unforgettable, the others are vivid and overwhelming. They signify the importance of the moment once it has passed. All these good memories constitute a part of our good lives. We can’t be thankful enough for the. The people we share these good times with, definitely hold a very special place in our hearts. Those instants well etched in our minds are to be cherished forever. They are a source of such positivity in our lives which cannot be done without.

What a great idea would it be to gift these moments again to your special someone? Rather than cliched gifts life chocolates, greeting cards etc, a personalised gift is much more touching and makes the receiver feel special. PortraitFlip is the one stop for this. PortraitFlip turns your fond memories into beautiful paintings. What could be more beautiful than expressing your feelings through colours? Best time spent with your loved ones are well etched in our hearts. You can know more about us or get started here

All sorts of customized paintings are done here and for any occasion. Be it Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion; PortraitFlip happily customizes your portrait to make your gift very special and touching for your loved one.

What a great idea it is to rewind through your memories by such souvenirs. The timeless love being expressed through the colours enhances your relationship by recollecting the moments. Such flash ons have a positive effect every individuals. The wonderful connection shines through the thoughts put into to give such a personalised gift. Such gifts can be given to a person of any age group.

Some of our Completed gifting products are shown below. You can also see a list of their completed orders.

Travel memories are the best souvenir one can take back along. That feeling of being lost but in a perfect place with a perfect bunch of favourite people cannot match any other pleasure in the world. How about cherishing these memories lifetime in a physical form? Wouldn’t it be magical? Yes friends, PortraitFlip provides you the opportunity to frame the memories forever.

Travelling is the best when it is with your group of near and dear ones. It has been very accurately said that to travel is the best way to know what a person feels about you. The moments that are shared in the far away distant lands can never be felt again once you are back. Well, everybody tries to capture them in photographs. But the expression of those feelings in the form of handmade portraits cannot match the digital world. At PortraitFlip we convert your loved photographs to paintings  and let the colours talk about the time well spent.

Even when you travel alone, these things of beauty is a joy forever. When you lose yourself in the fascination of the natural beauty you are in, you have found your allurement. You can let the attractiveness of that place entice you for a lifetime. You can get the serenity of the site to be with you forever. The tranquility of the landscape can be well brought out and expressed in the form of a beautiful art. Landscape paintings offered by PortraitFlip helps you get them as a part of the decorations to your walls. 

PortraitFlip is the one stop to satisfy your souvenir needs. Also, you can choose from a wide variety of mediums such as oil painting, watercolours, acrylic colours, coloured pencil, pencil sketch or charcoal sketch. Sizing option is available to suit your requirements. Every medium brings out a different beauty of the portrait and PortraitFlip helps you enhance the quality in every way.

To order, you just need to upload your fond picture and select the medium and size. You are notified via email when the painting starts. After the completion of the painting, its sent to the customer for approval. If the customer require any revision, we welcome the suggestions wholeheartedly. The product is not shipped until the customer is completely satisfied. 

A house doesn’t seem finished without some great pieces of artwork on the walls. They cast a life into the bland walls. Whilst you have a numerous of varieties to choose from, wall paintings are one of the best options to complete your furnishing. One of the best online stores to get your artwork done is PortraitFlip for your Home Decor.

From the vast varieties, art forms have to offer, PortraitFlip has chosen some of the best options which are apt for a home. It is not only essential for the mental health of the people living in it, but it also acts as a focal point and helps to spruce up the walls.The following are the diversification they offer according to the diverse audience they serve.

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PortraitFlip has to offer free shipment worldwide. Complete customer satisfaction is guaranteed. They assure 100% money back without asking any questions in case of a dissatisfied customer. Each artist give in their best for the smile of our happy customers. They have superior customer services and exceptional product value. With a multi-tire quality check process and lowest prices guaranteed, PortraitFlip definitely is the best website for this job.

Memories can be the best souvenirs. To frame the memories forever and keep them close by is a blessing. Adding a cherry to the cake, expression in the form of art, speaks a thousand world than the mute photographs. 

 

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‘Feedspot’ and best Blogs

I recently discovered ‘Feedspot’ while browsing a blogging community. Feedspot lets you read all your favorite blogs and websites in one place. You save time by not visiting each website separately to see what’s new. You can discover Top Blogs & Best Websites in 2018.

It has different categories to which bloggers can submit their blogs.

The groups are
• Fashion Blogs
• Travel Blogs
• Education Blogs
• Fitness Blogs
• Art Blogs
• Beauty Blogs
• Food Blogs
• SEO Blogs
• Baking Blogs
• Mom Blogs
• Lifestyle Blogs
• RV Blogs
• Keto Blogs
• CSS Blogs
• Hacking Websites
• Personal Finance Blogs
• Painting Websites
• Teacher Blogs
• Feminist Websites
• Knitting Blogs
• Interior Design Blogs
• Bitcoin Blogs
• Health Blogs
• Photography Blogs
• Christian Blogs
• Life Blogs
• Inspirational Blogs

I have been blogging since 2004 but I never belonged to any such place where all kinds of blogs were grouped under one website. This idea fascinated me and I immediately contacted to get enrolled.

A small minimum amount was charged by my credit card for Feedspot Gold subscription which is not heavy on the pocket.

Getting featured in the niche category of your blog is very helpful. My blog got featured and I have a badge to flaunt this.

The benefits for my blog are:
1. Your blog will be subscribed by thousands of users each month who are visiting Feedspot’s Top 50 Indian Book Review blogs post from Google.
2. Your blog will get targeted subscribers who are looking to follow top and upcoming Indian Book Review blogs.
3. Your blog will be featured in Feedspot’s “Indian Book Review” category. Due to this over a million existing Feedspot users will be able to subscribe to your blog as well.

Anuj Agarwal (Founder) was quick enough to reply me. My blog was reviewed and got accepted to be a part of Top 50 Indian Book Reviewers category. My blog is featured at 15th position and can be seen here.

If this has really impressed you, I would suggest you to submit your blog and get it enrolled and make use of the benefits. The best part is that data gets refreshed weekly. So what are you waiting for? Visit Feedspot now, submit your blog and be a part of this amazing community on the web.

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20 Questions With My Best Half

Hey everyone!
Thought I’d do a fun life post today, this time Mr S joins me.  I’ve wanted to do a post with him for he is my bestest friend, my confidante, my partner in crime, my punching bag, my teddy bear and the most important Man I love the most – my best half, my soulmate.
I thought I’d do the whole “20 questions” game as I’ve seen a few other people do similar posts and they turned out quite cute and funny, bearing in mind me and Mr S have been together for 3 months so lets hope we will sail through these questions about each other!
I took some random ones off of a few different questions sites I found to mix it up a bit and make it a bit more exciting than the general “whats my favorite drink” stuff, so I hope you enjoy reading and possibly getting to know me/us a bit better if he gets these answers right, which I’d like to hope he does… Also hoping nothing too embarrassing or weird will surface, hah!
Here we go…
1. If I could change only one thing in my life, what would that be and why?

Mr S- Past

Ms R – Procrastination

2. In a regular day, what do I find myself thinking about the most?

Mr S- Sex

Ms R – Sales target

3. If you could write a song about my life, what type of music would you use?

Mr S- English Music

Ms R – Old Hindi bollywood music

4.  If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life what would it be?

Mr S- Biryani

Ms R -Dalia

5. What do I feel is my greatest accomplishment in life so far? 

Mr S- To have me as your boyfriend

Ms R – Job at Hutch

6. In what settings am I the happiest / most comfortable?

Mr S- When you are with people who know you well.

Ms R – Enjoying your drink and listening to old Hindi music.

7. Name three things which I would want to us to do together as a couple?

Mr S- Travelling, Working in the gym and attending weddings

Ms R – Travelling, experimenting new cuisine every week and working out in Gym

8.  If I had three wishes that would come true, what would they be?

Mr S- Own a magazine, books to turn best sellers and erase negativity from life

Ms R – own a high end SUV, holiday abroad and hike in the present salary

9. What is my favorite thing about you?

Mr S- You communicate very clearly irrespective of the situation

Ms R – Self made independent man from a young age

10. What major regret do I have so far in my life?

Mr S- Not passing 10th board with good marks

Ms R – Not taking studies seriously

11. What would be my ideal romantic date?

Mr S- Dinner at an expensive restaurant

Ms R – Watch TV at home, drink, dinner – being indoors

12. What are my favorite things to spend money on?

Mr S- Clothes, clothes and clothes

Ms R – Whiskey, whiskey and whiskey

13. What are a couple of things that you appreciate about our relationship and why do these things seem significant?

Mr S- We communicate openly it helps and has helped us to grow close

Ms R – Transparency, there are no secrets

14. In what situations do I feel most afraid or insecure?

Mr S- Closed surroundings

Ms R – Financial crisis

15.   What is something I’d like to do that I have not done before? 

Mr S- Riding a two wheeler

Ms R – Scuba diving

16.  What country would I like to visit the most that I haven’t visited yet?

Mr S- France

Ms R – Ireland

17. Which family member do I most admire?

Mr S- None

Ms R – Father

18. At what age would I like to get married/have kids?

Mr S- By 36 get married

Ms R – Both by 40

19. Who are my best friends? 

Mr S- Masoom, Abhishek and me

Ms R – Abhijeet and Rahul

20. Name 3 things that I get excited about?

Mr S- Blogs, Books and shopping

Ms R – Politics, seeing you and when I discover something interesting and new.

 

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Book Reviews – Midnight Musings

Congratulations! I have published my book! Time to celebrate, right? Not yet. In fact, I have to sell as many copies of my book as I can after putting it out for the public to make a decent profit out of writing. But relying solely on my sales pitch by reaching out to people who are likely to buy and read my book, and convincing them that it’s got something other books in the same genre don’t have isn’t enough. Some readers want more concrete proof that my book is worth buying and I am not just pulling their leg, which is why book reviews play an important role in getting my book known.

Reviews

The wind

Undecided

Rolls a cigarette of air

What a vivid haiku in Midnight Musings!  It lingers in my mind as the others will do for you, too.

Cynthia Adina Kirkwood, Novelist, Portugal

I wasn’t familiar with the Haiku format before reading Romila’s “Alphabet Haiku”. What is fascinating about it is that it appeals to the TLDR generation with a limited attention span as well as the old schoolers who love condensed content with a swirl. I can relate to the randomness of Romila’s lines. That is how most of us are, when it comes to thoughts and emotions – wading our way through randomness. I particularly like the poems Envy & Knowledge – the former is brutally honest and the latter is painfully liberating. These 26 poems inspire life in you, because they are made in and out of life!

Ardra Balachandran, Freelance Media Professional, Kochi, India

In your hands you have an exquisite book full of magical musings and artistic soliloquy. Romila speaks with a fondness and passion for prose that leaps off the page. Take these words into your heart and let your love of reading grow.

Simon Barry, CEO, SimonBarry.tv, Blockchain specialist and Business coach, London

A good poem is like a masterpiece of the highest exquisiteness of emotions and language in its divine form. It is a real face of imagination and sometimes spurs of the moment flow of powerful feelings. Very few authors experiment such poetry to a grander creative platform. Romila is one of the authors to have raised her bars sky-high in the shape of Haiku poetry. Haiku is a traditional way of Japanese poetry in its much humbler form and is a beautiful way of expressing your real inner thoughts about someone. I came across Romila during her book review of my debut book. A wholly admirable and compelling individual and a true lover of literature, writing is undoubtedly her gift. The same is true for her Haiku poetry book ‘Midnight Musings.’ It defines her amazing madness and infinite charm for life. Secretly held emotions ‘Envy and Greed’ portrays like a gentle breeze. Soul, Nature and a much simpler theme of just ‘Tea’ amaze you for its aesthetics.

The Haiku poem on Mom is worth a mention-

Moms forever loved
Always there for everyone
Send your thanks her way

The book is loaded with energy and sure to be enjoyed by even fictional and non-fiction lovers. It is for everyone who sees life in its real sense. The author’s writing is purely relatable, characterized by the exciting choice of few strong and idiomatic expressions. A must read.

Bhanu Arora, Author of ‘10 Essentials to the Blueprint of Happiness’, Punjab, India

This was the first time that I read any e-book, feels like lost my virginity, and first time is always special and worth remembering, it’s memorable, prior to this haiku was an alien concept for me and now it’s dear.

Your book is

A for worth an Applause
B for Best Book
C for Can be read multiple times
D for Drench (anyone would love to get drenched by the showers of your wordings)
E for Excellent
F for fantastic fantasies
G for easy to Grasp
H for Highly appreciable
I for Impressive
J for Jhakkaas
K for Kit Kat (have a break and read it)
L for Loved it
M for Muuaaaaahh
N for Naughty
O for ORIGINAL
P for Passionate
Q for Quench for reading more of this
R for Rocking
S for Sexy
T for Toast (cheers)
U for Unforgettable
W for Wow
X for eXtremely beautiful
Y for Your “Y not”
Z for Zing

Sajid Patel, Mumbai Matters, Mumbai, India 

#MidnightMusings is a feast for mind. She is a poetess with a crystal clear wisdom about realities of life. Each poem is a stand alone work of awesome writing. C for Cigarette and O for Over are my personal favorite Haikus. Congratulations for another fab work.

Sudeep Bose, Lucknow, India

I read your eBook after my meeting was over and seriously it took all my tiredness of the day. I heard the name Haiku for the first time and for me new things are always attractive. I searched in Google and then read the book. I am not the master or no one to judge your writing but Romila your book for me this is outclass. The usage of words, rhythmic sense, categorization of words, lines all are fantabulous. Love your writings and keep me posted about your more books.

 Meetha Karela, Mumbai, India

I never heard of haiku before. I just LOVED IT. I mean in 3 lines (Max of 9-10words), how can anyone tell a story with an aha moment. Every topic was zoomed in 3 lines with details. This is an exceptional work of poetry – the book has 26 muse nuggets, eat it for sure you will feel good. #MidnightMusings

 Mayank Singh, Software Developer, Delhi, India

I have only heard the word “Haiku” but never found out what it is and what it actually meant by.  Before I started reading, I looked at the contents section where I noticed the poetess Romila has used each word from alphabets A-Z. She composed Haiku on every alphabet expressing the reality by her thoughts, words, and imagination in just 3 lines which I never thought of. Her writing calibre is amazing and I really liked it. It just made me thought that how can someone choose 26 words in alphabetical order and express reality of life in just 3 lines so beautifully that you understand everything and start thinking and imagining about it. There are various topics and areas that she has covered from friendship, love, life, nature, blood relations to name a few. Believe me it looks very easy and beautiful to read but as I have tried my hand in short stories, I think lesser the words, it is very difficult to convey the message and the way she has written Haiku poems and expressed the life moments, I can definitely say that she has worked really very hard behind the scenes to make this book happen. To sum up her efforts I would like to say – The easier and natural she makes it (her poetry) seem, the more moil has been done and put up by her at the back to make her work look beautiful.

Piyush Wadhwani, Businessman, Indore, India

So let me try and put up my feelings after reading this work twice since morning, I was new to the concept of haiku, but poetess Romila gives us a brief introduction about the theme of the book. It looks really simple yet the emotions behind each and every word of every alphabet is what makes it a good read, I might still be unaware of the nuances of the technical aspects of the work, but as a reader I was engaged and emotionally invested in each line.

There are lot of wonderful lines in the book that stayed with me

“Games played idle, Ecstasy within this fall, Morphing of the dead”,
“Caress of ages, Gentle touch inside my mind, Rain falls nearby home”
and many more.

If there is anything extremely important that we can learn from the author, it’s her sincerity, honestly and discipline towards her work, and all these aspects reflects in each word of the book.

Give it a read, it’s simple yet very elegant.

Mandeep Kapoor, Blogger, Ahmedabad, India

#MidnightMusings is a collection of haikus by the poetess Romila. It is a manifestation of the platform she finds her voices the strongest in, Twitter. While there are other social media poets, like Lang Leav and Rupi Kaur who rely on a strong visual element to frame their poetry, Romila uses the brevity she is familiar with to generate a deeply personal and rich set of poems. Truly, no mean feat. She uses constraint to her advantage, launching this collection with 26 haikus for each letter in the English alphabet. It is an interesting reflection of how technology enables her artistic process, rapidly logging and prototyping poetry across platforms and then curetting it into a work of harmony amongst its diverse parts.

 Pravind Paul Mohanadas, Creative Strategist, Singapore 

#MidnightMusings is a very nice read. #Haiku written with such beauty and grace. You would feel like you are consuming an expensive scotch. It made me think and connect with the story. Thank you for a wonderful reading experience.

Ambuj Singh, CEO, TheStories.In, New Delhi

First time I read Haiku and it was very nice to read it. #MidnightMusings is a treat for readers. Short, crisp and a great collection to have. Glad to have it among my cherished possessions. Great work Romila.

 Shamik Byarbartta, Project Manager, Bengaluru, India

Firstly, it’s an honor to receive e-book from you. Never knew about haiku poems earlier. Thanks, you gave an idea beforehand. Undoubtedly beautifully written. A clear Master Stroke. Hats off to you poetess! This time I noticed through your poems you enjoyed while you were writing.  In short, what you write, you write with passion and that’s the reason it’s your writing that’s speaks for you. Before writing on any new topic, you do a good ground work. You toil day and night to give your best. You run after excellence not the achievement. Writing is your natural talent and skill. You don’t forget to sharpen it each passing day. That’s what makes you one of the best writers. I have not met you personally, but I can see your magic through your awesome writing. Thank you once again for considering me as the reader of your beautiful writing journey. Keep going. Best Wishes.

 Amod Mangudkar, Mumbai, India

A story is a story is a story. A story could be book-size, a page size or just a couple of words. But what I loved most about Haiku form of poems is that they leave so much to the comprehension of a reader. Every reader has her own baggage which when amalgamates with the poet’s choice of words gives birth to an exquisite inspiration. Romila’s three lines of thought provoking words forced me to rake my mind and find a connection to her interpretation of simple happenings around me. I have to specially mention Romila’s Haikus on Envy, Over and Vagina. Does my choice of words pique your interest? If yes? Then delay no further and get hold of the copy of her Midnight Musings.

 Anupriya Gupta, Blogs at MommyTincture, Kolkata

Firstly when you gave me opportunity to read your eBook, I thought it’s a novel. I had no idea about Haiku before. But in all seriousness, this book introduced me to the world of Haiku poetry and I actually loved and enjoyed it. All 26 haikus are magnificent but I liked the ‘Different ‘the most. As a beginning haiku reader this is very helpful for me because it enables me to get a sense of possibilities for Haiku that exists. Thanks, for sharing the book you have worked so hard. I really loved reading your poems. I admired it. More power to you.

Aarti Gupta, MBA student, Dehradun, India

I have earlier read and enjoyed the book The Three Flowers by Romila on Haiku and this one is equally good. These short Haiku are reflective, deep and emotional. The young author has written these with passion and an intensity that makes a reader think and ruminate. The challenge for ensuring that these poems make an impact is met. Mom, Over and Vagina are sublime and thoughtful. Simple truths often overlooked easily expressed in these. Different and Envy shed light on human nature and show us the truth. Beautiful short poems that are perfect for reading when short on time. The message of the poems ensures they will linger long after they are read.

Inderpreet Uppal, Author-Editor-Blogger, Udhampur, India

Well, I read #MidnightMusings this week and I guess you should also go for it. If you wanna explore literature, then this is a beautiful book. Haikus are carved really well, every word, every line is filled with deep thoughts and beaut meanings. Must read.

Neha Siddhwani, Blogger-Writer, Ujjain, India

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3. Seema MisraMidnight Musings 

4. Vasantha – Midnight Musings 

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7. Ishani NathMidnight Musings 

8. Amrita Misra – Midnight Musings

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In Conversation with Mayukh Ray

Mayukh Ray is a versatile actor and well grounded producer in the media and film industry. He moved to Mumbai in 2013 with a film degree from the MET Film School in London. After an acting diploma at The Jeff Goldberg Studio in Mumbai where he trained in method acting, he began auditioning for different roles and bagged several parts in films and commercials. His first production stint was with Arkassh Media Works. Soon after, he founded his own production house called Little Duck Productions and has continued to thrive in the industry since. Mayukh has recently won Best Actor award at The Dada Sahib Phalke Film Festival for his acclaimed short film Mohammad and Urvashi. The film has also won him Best Actor at other renowned film festivals in Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai. You can find Mayukh on IMDB and Instagram.

Novemberschild: What attracted you to turn an actor?

Mayukh:  Well, I had a great Job in my favourite city, my own house, had lovely friends and an amazing lifestyle. And one day I decided, to hell with this I am going to pack my bags and move to India to pursue a career in the field of arts. In all honesty, I had grown up watching my Grandfather and My Mother on stage. And they were amazing performers. I was always fascinated by their work. So I guess, it was a bit of genes, a bit of curiosity and a bit of the adventurer in me, that made me pursue this field.

Novemberschild: How do you like to encourage ideas in others?

Mayukh:  I tell them to Listen! You will find, a lot of people like to talk a lot these days. Which if fine, but I’d like to encourage people by telling them to truly listen more and when you filter out the bullshit, great ideas are formed in your mind.

Novemberschild: Who is your favorite actor, and why?

Mayukh:  Right Now, at this moment- Jeff Goldberg. Recently I saw a play called David Coleman Headley. It was the greatest one man show I had ever seen. Otherwise, I like Leonardo DiCaprio. He is versatile and extremely dedicated to his art. I love that.

Novemberschild: Tell me about what you’re working on now.

Mayukh:  In terms of acting, I just finished shooting for Vivek’s next film- Tashkent Files. Apart from that, I also run my own Production Company. So I am busy with that as well. But this year I intend to act a lot more given the opportunity obviously.

Novemberschild: Describe your acting style.

Mayukh: I’d like to think I am a Director’s Actor. Because I listen and take instructions really well. But if I was to pick a style, it would be method acting. I like to research and develop the character and almost become that person.

Novemberschild: When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

Mayukh: 3 words- Never give In. That was the motto of my boarding school. Set backs are a part of life. We were taught never to give up. No matter how hard things get, you always pick yourself up, dust yourself off and roll with the punches.

Novemberschild: What sort of acting roles will you be seeking in the future?

Mayukh: I don’t have set vision for that. I just work hard and feel good about what I am doing.

Novemberschild: In which area would you like to improve as an actor?

Mayukh: In every area. I don’t think I will ever stop or even want to stop learning and improving my craft. Look if I am honest with myself, I know that I am not as naturally talented as some of the other people I see around. Far from it! But I make up for it other areas like the hunger and desire to reach a certain level. And I play to my strengths. I have that fire under my belly to work my socks off until I achieve my goals. And I am proud of that.

 

Novemberschild: How did you prepare for the role in Mohammad and Urvashi?

Mayukh:  As I said earlier, I like to do a lot of research before getting into any character. And Vivek was very clear in his head about the character. He gave me all the necessary information and I worked on it for weeks. What Mohammad would look like, how he felt, his posture, his physique. Every little detail about the character was worked upon. 

Novemberschild: How does it feel when you dig up a little and put a mask on your actual character or personality?

Mayukh: Honestly, I don’t know. Because I usually don’t remember anything once I am done playing the character. People have asked me this before, that how I felt whilst playing Mohammad? And I would tell them, I would tell them exactly that cos genuinely I wouldn’t remember. 

Novemberschild: What advice would you give to someone who wanted to do what you do?

Mayukh:  Always learn another skill. It could be anything like Directing, Writing or playing an instrument. Don’t just be fixated on one skill.

Novemberschild: What do you look for in a Director?

Mayukh:  2 things – Clarity of thought and vision and belief.

 
Let’s wrap the interview with some rapid questions to Mayukh

1. Are you a morning or a night person?

Morning.

2. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

I never put anything in my mouth, unless I am 100% sure its not going to taste “strange”.

3. Describe yourself in 3 words.

Funny, Charming and Dedicated.

4. Where is the worst place you could get stuck?

Right at the top, on a roller coaster ride.

5. How many books have you read so far this year?

3

6. What celebrity annoys you the most?

The ones who don’t have any talent.

7. What is the most delightful word you can think of?

Smile.

8. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?

The smile.

9. What product would you refuse to promote?

Cigarettes

10. What is the song you hear most often?

Turn the Page- Metallica

11. If you could change one thing about your looks what would it be?

Nothing. I am happy with the way I look.

12. What is your dream car?

A car that can fly, when you are stuck in Bombay Traffic.

13. What do you think of when I say, “Fruit?”

Mango.

14. What is success?

Joy in doing what one does.

15. Leader or follower?

Follow, then Lead.

16. Politics?

Shambles

17. Your 20s?

Extraordinary!

18. Apple?

Doctor.

19. Sex?

Male

20. What challenges you?

Life. Living everyday to the fullest is one heck of a challenge these days.

 

I am sure after reading my conversation with Mayukh, you really want to watch the Movie “Mohammad and Urvashi” . Making things easy for you, the movie is right here below – Watch, enjoy and don’t forget to share it with everyone and write your comments on the movie especially on Mohammed – Mayukh Ray.

 

 

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The Freedom To Be

I don’t understand why the term “freedom” is always related politically and not personally? #FreedomToBe is the ability to do whatever I want, as long as it doesn’t contravene on anyone else’s right to do whatever they want. Being your own person requires independence of thought, feeling, and action.

I am 34, over qualified academically (as most of the corporate companies have told me), unmarried, and successful as Writer-Blogger-Editor-Author-Brand Consultant. I am the only one from my school batch – Passed 10th in 1998 who is not married and I am being constantly judged for this. I am happy right now but it does not mean I am not open to getting married. My life is not empty; it has wonderful people. However, I do find myself intermittently lonely and wish for a partner. I occupy for my part with better things in life rather than taking all those negative stereotypes a single woman is always being said about and remain self-assured that the things that I would like to see in my future will happen.

That is pretty hard! No call it, the hardest thing about being single in the 30s is not actually being single, it’s putting up with the constant bombardment of judgements, comments, criticisms and the pressure to “settle down” almost all of which comes from relatives.

While the insensible remarks hurt (such as you should think about freezing your eggs, have you decided on adoption, why aren’t you married or we will find you a man), it is so hard for me to take all these comments from the people who think they have all the right on me to tell me that it is my fault for being single or unmarried.

All these bits and pieces make me question my own happiness sometimes. My life is pretty great. But when these types of awful comments are passed I ask myself Am I really happy being single? I snap out of this question instantaneously, but still, it’s a something I wish I don’t have to think about it again.

I always wonder what forces people to judge single women? Is it because they really think they’re doing us a service by passing comments? Do they really believe my life is empty? Or are they trying to substantiate their views on my life choices? There is in all probability no answer. The separations and the divorce rate among couples are alarming high. What is it about getting into relationship or marriage that still compels people to judge the singles, especially women, to feel that it is the end of happiness and success? I don’t understand why it is ok to judge someone’s single status, but definitely not ok to judge someone’s relationship?

Whenever I think about the judgements passed on me for being single I wish I could also judge them for being in a relationship or being married to a wife beater, alcoholic, psychic, dominating and controlling partners. Seeing these situations I am forced to ask are we so smitten with the idea of marriage no matter how good or bad, is better than being single and enjoying freedom?

I think that women, married and single, should benefit from her freedom, joys and struggles that comes with the relationship status. A single woman should have that freedom to talk about her life without being automatically judged as miserable, or to be able to share her happiness without someone thinking or saying “Yes, but you don’t have a husband or a man in your life.”

I live among very judgmental and traditionalist types, they can’t help themselves since they pretty much did everything by society’s book so they see me – single and successful, and they have issues. I receive hard hitting judging comments from my extended family and first cousins and all these bothers my mother, who is so worried all the time that her 30-something daughter isn’t married. That being said, I want to get married and have a child and I am very much open right now for it, but it is all about the right person coming at the right time. To those who feel judged and really feel weighed down by it, I support you to keep your head up and find the right one for you when it’s right for you, and not anyone else.

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