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ShiviJune 21, 20194min5150

International Yoga Day – the thoughts and saying from the thinkers and believers.

“If you seek enlightenment, go to the root cause. Nothing exists without a cause. The root cause of enlightenment is compassion.”
-H.H. XIV Dalai Lama

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Buddha’s Teachings – the connection between yoga and Buddhism

The core of the Buddha’s teachings exists in the Four Noble Truths, expounded in his very first sermon following his enlightenment, which is Nirvana.

The first noble truth explained by the Buddha is Dukka: This says, Life is suffering and suffering is a reality.

The second truth expands – Samudaya, it elucidates that the cause of this suffering originates in our own minds.

The third noble truth, Nirodha, offers hope: it says, liberation and freedom from suffering is possible.

The fourth noble truth, Magga, gives one the method to attain liberation, known to Buddhists as the path of the “Middle Way.”

Buddhism, as well as yoga, acknowledges that there is affliction and that liberation from pain is possible. This biblical pedagogy holds that empathy is a vehicle for liberation. Meditation is a yogic practice used by Buddhists and yogis similarly to go beyond the variations of the mind (the dualistic thought process), to realize the Oneness of Being. Buddhists may call it void. Yogis may call it the untarnished self. Shakespeare said, “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

The compassionate Buddha was noted for saying –
“When we don’t have what we want, we are unhappy; when we do get what we don’t want, we are unhappy. Freedom comes when we are free from our wants, our preferences.”

The yogic text Astavakra Samhita states: One who thinks he is free is free, one who thinks he is bound is bound, as we think so we become. When one identifies with that which is eternal, one eventually becomes eternal.

Final thoughts

International Yoga Day is a reminder that we must keep our mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health before anything else and take some time out to nourish and nurture it with yoga (it is a holistic approach). Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy International Yoga Day.

PS: The image had nothing to do with the prototypes and the existing phenomenon of Yoga and its benefits. It is for all the lovely people who demean themselves due to many reasons and hold back. go, let go, and fuck the world with the right attitude to make your future better.

 

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ShiviJune 5, 201911min2740

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We all must have been in a relationship whether long or short. But each one of us cannot deny that we have never been in a relationship. Apparently, we kept on thinking that how we all shall be happy in a relationship. We at times tend to be in our dreams or filmy Duniya – as we call it and try to match those love elements in real life. But there is a factor which you guys might miss on – is the essence of relationships and we ponder on why my relationship with my partner is not smooth or not moving in the right direction.

I am going to share some important tips and tricks for a happy relationship. You can call them life hacks as well and if you follow them, as per my belief, I can vouch that you end up being a happy couple. Let’s get to this blog:

Trust your partner

We should always trust our partners. I have seen a lot of men and women who keep a check on their respective partner’s mobiles or emails or etc. why guys?? If you trust them, what is the reason to do that? Trust me, if they want to hide something they will anyways do that. Most importantly having faith in each other is the recipe of a true relationship.

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Keep your egos aside

– Assume that there is a situation of hot discussion between you and your partner, what will you do? many times it ends up in cats and dogs fight – you know why because we clash our ego and cannot make it clam while it is needed the most. Will you try to make it up, you may find the answer is NO or sarcastic. The thought process is, if it’s not my mistake why should I say sorry, this is what we hear from a lot of couples.

Keep your egos aside

Guys when one person is angry other have to be calm, this is the mantra of a happy and successful relationship. Trust me you won’t be small if you somehow calm your partner.  In the long run, you and your partner will come closer to each other.  This is being tried by a lot of people and the results are astonishing.

Healthy Sex

we tend to think that how can sex help in having a good and happy relationship. Ohh, then, guys you are mistaken. A lot of tests and research is done and its proven scientifically that if a couple has sex 2-3 times in a week they are happier, mentally, socially and physically.  This is one of the crucial parts of a joyful relationship. Good sex not only releases stress but also bring us close to each other emotionally.

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Spend quality time

– With this fast moving life, we forget the importance of being with each other in both good and bad times. More we spend time with our partner better our relationship will be. Go for a walk with him/her may be for 15-20 min but that time shall be totally yours.  Or go on a dinner date with each other keeping your mobile phones aside. try to fetch out your time – talking about all things which both of you like. These things look kiddish but when you do it, you start feeling close to your partner. More you do it, closer you are.

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Give Importance to each other’s work – This is another common problem that we see among couples. Especially, in the Indian context where men don’t give priority to his better half’s work or maybe females at the workplace. Giving equal importance to each other’s work will bring harmony and consent in a relationship. No Work is big or small and everyone’s work is important. If we understand this, the chances of having quarrel and fights will be minimal

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Share home chores Helping is caring – when we can teach our kids this, why can’t we do the same. Always help your partner in whatever he or she is doing. Be there in the home chores equally with them. The idea is to be with him or her. be there with her in the kitchen, assist her in kitchen stuff. it is not necessary that you should know about cooking. If he is washing his car she can help in that. These small things bring you closer. Similarly, she can be a help to him in his house stuff.

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Give Space – Always give some space to the person whom you are associated with. People say why you need privacy. I say that everyone needs it to be men or women. Giving privacy is not that they are cheating on you. There are times where they want to be with themselves without worrying about other things.  it is like rejuvenating oneself. They may be alone or with their friends or somewhere else where they may be just on their own. Trust me this is one of the important things which we tend to forget.

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These are some of the hacks that if you follow, it will not only increase the trust and love in your relationship but you will start enjoying each other’s company more, making your relationship to sustain for a long time.

 

Be Happy guys 🙂 Make your life better 🙂

Shivi’s quotes

“Love can exist in many forms, it is on us, which one we explore and live with it our whole lives.”— Shivi Goyal

 

 


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ShiviApril 23, 20197min3228

Let’s crack the code and debug our minds with BOOKS

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Dazzle the world with your writings and books. Everyone knows Books are your best friend and today is World Book Day, I would like you’ll to go through some of the iconic authors’ and poets we have had in the world. Before that lets us see a brief history of World Book Day

This day is dedicated to book lovers around the globe and is commemorated as World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book. The ideation is to promote reading habits, publishing and copyright. It was first observed on April 23, 1995, in an annual event organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Since then to facilitate the habit of reading and inculcating knowledge this day is celebrated all over the globe via reading sessions, book promotion, and author meets and book launches and etc. to celebrate the love for books.

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Go treat yourself to a new book today and enjoy these beautiful quotes from famous writers and authors.

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. – Haruki Murakami

A book is a device to ignite the imagination. – Alan Bennett

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. – Francis Bacon

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. – William Styron

A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it. – Samuel Johnson

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. – James Russell Lowell

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers. – Charles William Eliot

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. – Mark Twain

Books have immortalized great minds. Books have kept ancients secrets alive. A world which least value books, least value the real essence of wisdom and least know how to preserve what is precious!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Reading is a conversation. All the books talk. But a good book listens as well. – Mark Haddon

I have always imagined that paradise would be la kind of library. – Jorde Luis Borges

Books are uniquely portable magic. – Stephen King

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If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. – Haruki Murakami

Never judge a book by its movie. – J.W. Eagan

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. –Vera Nazarian

 

These are few from my journals

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A book is like a dream that you hold in your hand and get blown away with the words in them – Spirited Blogger

We lose ourselves in books and eventually we find ourselves there too – Books are life! Spirited Blogger

For me, my books are the way to my personal freedom. – Spirited Blogger

Surrender yourself to books, as it is like cleaning an attic from your mind in order to make you a better version of yourself – Spirited Blogger  

 

 


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ShiviMarch 7, 20196min2683

Balance is Better, it is the theme this year. Everyone is promoting it and talking about gender equality. They are saying that there should be gender equality in our society and including UN Women and the United Nations support this theme – #balanceisbetter.

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Gender equality is not just a taboo or an issue prevalent in our societies but it is now like the disease that not only impacts women but it affects us all. With not stretching on feminism as I’m not a feminist to the core I would say this day and perhaps every day let’s get together to achieve gender equality, which will create a better future for all.

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As a woman, I have struggled slice by slice all through my life and still struggling with patriarchy and gender inequality in the workplace. Quit my job for my daughter to bring her up alone. I have no helping hand to support mentally and financially and what not I have been facing, but I’m not here to write about my story, in fact, no one’s story. I urge and wish to impact the women out there to be on your own and be strong in their decisions no matter they can be terrible but if you believe in them, in reality, no one can stop you. 

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With my last year’s blog where I have given some examples and quotes of successful and strong women, I would like this year to be talking about equal rights for all humans. For me, a woman’s day is every day. Every single day the achievements and celebration of women shall be honoured and revered.

International Women’s Day is gleefully and profligately celebrated all over the world idolizing the notable contributions and achievements of women who have excelled in their corresponding domains. It is not essential that these women have to be the CEOs or owners of multinational companies; they can be an average woman making little or big contributions in their own way to the society. The agenda is to celebrate women’s achievement and raise awareness against bias in our own way. Take the action for gender equality and share equal ownership for driving gender parity on this International Women’s Day.

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Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained: “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” So make International Women’s Day your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women.

Gloria Steinem,
Gloria Steinem,

What I feel and wish to convey is a balanced world which is a better world. How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world?

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#bestrong #behappy #beyourself


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ShiviAugust 15, 20187min5841

Happy Independence Day | Spirited Blogger Blog Freedom is never dear at any price,

It is the breadth of life.

What would a man not pay for living?

It is earned though!!

Happy Independence Day!!

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Here we come again to our next independence day – this 15 August we are celebrating our 72nd independent day which was hard-earned by our soldiers and those who saliently fought for our nation. Maybe we can go to the history and the significance of our independence day before I get to what I really want to say in this short blog….

The story of India’s colonisation began with the arrival of the East India Company in our country in the 1600s. These merchants who came to trade in India soon started monitoring the military and administrative control. Gradually by 1757, they had established their foothold in many parts of the country. This unfair rule went on spreading the resentment among the countrymen and the local population. This is when the revolt took place against the British rule in 1857.

Thousands of soldiers and civilians were affected; there was bloodshed and many incidences which are not documented as well. Still moving ahead with these tragic incidences we attained freedom on 15th August 1947.

But what all has changed since and what we actually have comprehended from our freedom. Are we doing justice to all or to ourselves we also don’t know? I’m not going on the political or social cultural or any other stigma in particular here – this blog is just to remember those martyrs and soldiers who are the real heroes.

Independence Day and freedom from my eyes

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तिरंगे* ने मायूस होकर सियासत से पूछाये क्या हाल हो रहा है !

मेरा लहराने में कम और कफन में ज्यादा इस्तेमाल हो रहा है।

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He that would make his own liberty secure in front of the world – must safeguard his enemy too from the opposition. For if he violates this responsibility he would establish a precedent that will reach you the way it has to be.

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Let freedom control the time and power as the sun never set as glorious as the human achievement.

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Your freedom is brought to you by the courtesy of our soldiers and many outstanding Men and Women who serve and have served this country with honour, dedication, pride and sacrifice!    

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Freedom is nothing but a fair chance and an opportunity to be a better human being

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God give us peace to live a healthy life,

Without peace, we can’t even achieve freedom

The connection to the soul is vital.

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The only way to deal with an un-free world is to become an absolutely free spirit that your very existence acts as a mark of a rebel.

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Feel the freedom

Endeavour for peace

Supper love and let’s cease hate

India rich in cultural history

United in the diversity

My salute to the nation

Independent India

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To end this blog would like you all to go through the historic speech “Tryst with Destiny” – given by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, find utterance. “

On August 15th, 1947, the great nation of India opened a new chapter in its history – an era of freedom, struggles and progress. This could happen only due to the sacrifices made by countless freedom fighters.

Let us pay our homage to all the sung and unsung heroes who made it possible..!! Take pride in seeing the Tricolour fluttering high in the sky and be proud to be an INDIAN!

 

 


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ShiviJune 21, 20186min7390

 

Yoga means the addition of energy, strength, and beauty. It gives sync to body, mind and soul. Read this small blog on the advent of International Yoga Day 2018.

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Here’s again we are celebrating International Yoga Day in India and all across the world. What is that so significant which has made Yoga so important to mark it as an international event which is celebrated by all the cadre of societies? International yoga day has been a global event which is now celebrated in the schools and every other gathering. Each year it marks an additional progress in spreading the practice and study of Yoga and its acceptance into schools, businesses and all walks of life, nationally and internationally. It is important to keep this impetus going as Yoga holds the secrets to the transformation of the human being to a higher level of awareness.

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Yoga is India’s greatest civilizational gift that exists with us dating back to 5000 years. One of the oldest and purest forms of practice to blend your soul with your mind, eventually that rejuvenate your heart is from India. Thus, it is is very important for India to continue to nourish its roots and spread out to the world. Yoga is of many forms which prevail in different parts of our country. It has significance in India’s culture and traditions respective of which religion you belong to or from which part of India you are from. It is widespread from a local village to a broad national level. This also includes a yogic influence on music, art, dance, science, philosophy, medicine, politics and economics, including the entire spiritual realm where Yoga always outshines. Skill in action, focus on sensitivity, the unitary path of energy, the fortitude of effort, and brilliance in achievement, along with inner equanimity and tranquil are all aspects of Yoga.

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Yoga ascends from nature and instils in our minds to live in harmony with the Earth and the stars. It is not just simply a manmade or historical invention, but it is a medium of integration into the cosmic life. Yoga is characteristically a biological pursuit and endorses environmental awareness, disquiet for the environment, reverence for the Earth and all of its creatures, large and small. Yoga affords us an earthly vision in which we look at the world as a whole, not divided into contradictory countries and communities.

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Another aspect of the awareness and popularity of Yoga is the common sight to see people walking around with beautiful sling bags, over their shoulders in a variety of patterns, with their yoga mats. And, the extraordinary popularity of this ancient knowledge is apparent from the number of yoga studios escalating around the world. Tactlessly, with yoga being a billion dollar industry now, it is not infrequent to find new styles of yoga being introduced every other day. Hence, the other side of the coin is that building even more awareness on all the other forms and methods of Yoga has also become really important so that the roots of the ancient yoga and its philosophies remain intact.

Due to all the above points which we discussed in this International Yoga Day blog a step towards the right direction was taken back on December 11, 2014, when United Nation decided to dedicate 21st June as the International Day of Yoga. We are thankful for the initiative of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. This is helping to spread the awareness but is also providing a platform for the organisations, institutes and practitioners to dedicated their lives to imparting the authentic system of yogic practices and showcase it to the masses.

 

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ShiviMarch 8, 20188min4190

“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.”  Melinda Gates

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Such a wonderful statement from a one of the strong lady in the world! I’ll not be talking about Happy International Women’s Day, Nah, well every year I do so, we all do so, sending memes, quotes, messages – which is absolutely fine!

But does it actually reach out to the women across the globe with the same intensity and passion to be different and in love with oneself? Yes, I’m talking about loving yourself, being the best of you, standing out against all odds and shine like a diamond. Let everyone know who you are!

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You are a woman of your choice

You are born to love

You are born to give birth

You are a magic maker and a creator of this lovely world!

Every man should respect you for their existence

But does he understand, is the question!

But does the society give her all the right she is worthy of!

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You are a horse running alone in the wind

And he tries to tame you,

He tries to thrash you, crush you like a dried leaf,

Tries to hold you back, and make you feel like,

You are picked and dragged through an air of violent nightfall

He loves you with the promise of #Being #there

Then why does he ditch you to get #soldout

He kisses you to be yours forever

Then why does he rape you every night

He educates you to be successful then why does he assault you

He wants you to be the CEO of his company,

Then why does he pulls you back by bitching around

He says I’m your BFF, Best friend forever

Then why does he leaves you lonely in pain and tears

And this continues timelessly and shamelessly

The walls around her heart try to keep her contented in soreness

But the end to molestation, rape, assault, betrayal doesn’t conclude

These ruthless societies never give a sigh of relief

These hypocrites are ruining her soul within

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Does she have a choice?

Yes, of course, she did have one, in fact, many

Until she recognizes her own spirit and strength

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She is the fire, she shines like a diamond

She is like a rivulet gushing subtly making her own way

She chooses to be strong and beautiful

No matter what comes she kill the evil with her charm

She is impeccable in defying what he does to her

She is bestowed with forgiveness

She is a separatist from the critics

She accepts her mistakes and never gives up

She enlightens her kids’ soul

She is the heart of every family

No matter how she is torn apart

She rises above from worldly unchasteness  

Coz, only God can see her virtuous soul underneath

She is the woman of her own choice

She is the #freespirit

Here’s a beautiful compilation of #freespirit – International Women’s Day 

Share and spread the word so that at least a woman can help a woman to fight the evils. Apparently, the day when a woman will become a woman’s best friend, the society will nurture.

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ShiviJanuary 2, 20189min4000
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Happy New Year – 2018

As soon as we all reach the end of the year and go towards a new beginning – we all have some or the other to start with and believe me the planning is absolutely meticulous and freaky at times. Well, about the resolutions for the new year there are many, as I was saying these resolutions can be damn freaky too and for few, it is all just the same.

Still, we as humans do not fall short to dream and aspire to our new beginnings. And this is not the first time we are doing this planning, every year we do the same. Many of us must be following new resolutions for every coming year, and the others must be ditching it beautifully.

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Forgiveness is loving others

Anyway, 2018 has arrived, and to start the year with a positive note I would like to quote something from one of my most favourite author and philosopher – Oscar Wilde ” The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.”

Well, with this note, this blog will just focus on few basic things which are imperative and essential for mankind. The era we are living in is full of love, passion, sex, envy, money, power, reign, work, children, politics, relationships etc. etc. etc. But what made me write is something irrational to all the above yet connected to the core.

Forgiveness and Humanity

You must be wondering how insane this woman can be to ponder emphasis on such debatable and ambiguous issues. However, these are the foundation of your life.

We always wanted to create something or the other by our means. We want to conquer the world with what we want to do. It is true and achievable, but you need to create forgiveness in order to reach the destination. For me, the most difficult job is to create anything out of this universal force. But in the longer run, it can be beaten only by love and forgiveness.

It is exactly like beating the sharpness of a sword by the spirit.” In the saying of “Napoleon who touched upon the importance of forgiveness and its principle. That forgiveness is very creative and it certainly springs from love and passion. This is better explained like – it is the ability to admire someone’s agony and hatred to oneself while extending love and forgiveness.

Humanity liberates!
Humanity liberates!

I know it is terrible and the toughest thing in the world to forgive someone who has thrashed you by all possible means. it hurts and often haunts us till our past dies or we die. It also bullies our future and ruins our love life. Unfortunately, we tend to relive forgiveness and keep on forgetting that forgiving someone will certainly help your heart to be healthy. But by learning to live in the present, embrace us with the pain of the nuisances and then it can heal your wounds as well your loved ones who are also affected by it.

Forgiveness is to accept what has happened in the past and forget or ignore rest all. If we can practice forgiveness and avoid putting the final word to others and oneself then we can make a huge difference in our lives. That makes it a creative and a happy approach.
Let’s gear up for humanity this year

Let’s get together for a handful of humanity and restore it in our hearts and lock it forever. Many of you’ll be thinking practical and will not agree with humanity doesn’t pay you and make you rich in today’s world. This world for them needs money more rather than loving someone selflessly. Agree! we all need money to survive, but at what cost, we never think about it. It is a mad rush and race towards nowhere. Apparently, forgiveness and humanity lead you to your own Karma and a path to a peaceful life, as we all have to die one day.

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Spread the selfless love!

This world can be full of so many dark things and that’s why it’s easy to lose sight of how good humans are, naturally. With so many terrible stories in the news lately, but there’s always a hope to bring smiles on the faces of people.

Well, nothing much too write and to give “Gyan” as many people think of it quite often. Let’s be together this year and try to inculcate love and humanity in our lives this year and contribute to mankind for the world to be a better place. Take a pause and just think about it once, where are you heading this New Year. With all your New year resolutions and dreams, please take out some time to forgive all in the past and move ahead with loads of love and humanity.

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Trust me this world needs love, smiles, humanity, and passion. We all need love not hatred. Why not spread smiles and share some love now!! Be Selfless! Be True!


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ShiviAugust 6, 20175min2840

While I was on my #solotrip last year to North India, I admired a couple sitting beside me in a cafe’ (Trek N Dine). I was reading a book “The One You Cannot Have” and sipping my fav coffee (Mocha).

After quite a while, I Overheard the girl saying to the guy these lines mentioned below (Essene of it, in my words), that took me to my life back few years, that I experienced a bit late, but those feelings were core from the heart:

“For the first time, I understood something I’d always wondered: nothing about love or sex is rational. In these domains, our passions rule, leaving us with heartbreak or euphoria, but always undeniably alive…
Also, both feelings have their own prejudices, such as, “The best love lies on the foundation of friendship, and the best sex lies on the foundation of love….” AND ” I can still taste the sin of you on my lips”

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Being Friendship Day today, It reminded me of connections, relationships, love, friends – what not all…. Well, with so many relations to name, there are few which can’t be named or judged by the societal norms. The whole idea to jot down few lines were to push up an idea on a different relationship which we might have in our lives but it remains hidden. So let’s start celebrating the real Essene of Friendship with the relationships that give us the passion which we seek in our lives. with a relationship that helps us to move out of our depression, sorrows, and pain. Because a friend is not only for the good times but for the times when you need them the most.
Hope you all rekindle the freshness of relationships and friendships forever. Be Happy People 🙂 Be with the one who never let you down and loves you unconditionally.
Leave a comment to let me know your point of view…. Or catch me on my Facebook Page – #spiritedblogger
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ShiviMay 5, 20173min2850

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“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Because it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ―Maya Angelou

These lines give me ample reasons to personify my life into a terrain of love and pain. When I see people getting resilient and grit about something, I feel Ohh, My! Is life legitimate to just one soul on this earth?

But the question is how one can be more pliant? Leaving our “so called” egos in a bin! How can we wave-off the challenges that life throws at us in-and-out, and we come out as a successor?

I tried to peep into my hard times in life, which is still not ending and finding no hope to end as well. But I looked up to the difficult situations and went to the insight of knowing how I can be resilient!

Managing emotions sounds stupid and insane. But if you know the art you are through to the life’s jungle. Thus, don’t rush, as rash decisions rarely result in positive outcomes. Resilient people remain calm and gradually act by analyzing the situation.

You know, the secret of resilience, is to be a quitter! So now you must be thinking I’m mad,

No wait!

Keep yourself busy, busy and just busy….. Ohh Yes it works! No scope for shit in life. Often people face quells of emotions and get scared, but the resilient person knows how to stay happy and busy.

Make your pain a game. Make your boring things fun and stay happy! Be resilient!

To be resilient and sticky in life, difficulties are important!

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ShiviFebruary 24, 20176min124710

Har Har Mahadev! 

रूह है तो शिव है
नहीं तो शव है …. @SpiritedBlogger 

The Bliss of life is the soul which has shiv else it’s just a matter to put to fire !!!!! 

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Shiva is the gathering force! Shiva is the soul! Har Har Mahadev – means – Shiv is in every soul, every soul has GOD within! Do we know this? How many all you believe that Shiva is a GOD? Intrigued? I used to have this notion, until I read Shiva the Trilogy by  Amish Tripathi …..Although it is long I have read the trilogy, still I’m embraced with the virtues and sequences portrayed by Amish in the book.

Here, my intentions are not to break the conception and faith of people who have a colossal love for -Lord Shiva, but today being MahaShivaratri, while doing my Puja in the morning realized to pen down some words for Shiva, to suffice my love for him since childhood.

The stories associated with Shiva the Lord has been fearless, epic and epitome of the dreadlock and archetypal era. Shiva was a human like any of us who loved his wife, who lived for his nation, who did all good for his community and who was fierce in all what he did. This takes me towards the path of few legendary stories about Shiva …..

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Allow My God!

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is the Destroyer in the Holy Trinity, the others being Brahma the Creator and Vishnu the Preserver. Shiva has always captivated his followers by his inimitable manifestation and outer shell – The Trimurthi, the third eye, the ash smeared all over his body, the weed and the wilderness of life away from all the social pretenses – Puts him to be one of the most proverbial Lord …

According to the grapevine,  there are some rumors and untold stories about the birth of Shiva..But some say ….Shiva is regarded as an amorphous, infinite, transcendent and ageless absolute Brahman and the primal Atman (soul, self) of the universe. Shiva has many munificent and frightening depictions in the holy books of Hinduism. In compassionate aspects, he is depicted as a preeminent Yogi who lives an abstinent life on Mount Kailash.

He is the ultimate lover as well as a householder for his Parvati (Sati) and a lovely father for his two children, Ganesha and Kartikeya. In his fierce facets he is often illustrated as slaying demons and taking the venom of the whole world to his neck, where it remained and since then he is known as Neelkanth. With so much about Shiva, he is also considered as the Yogi and the mediator who preached the message of being true to yourself and your soul.

I’m in love with Shiva since my childhood, no matter how much I write about him and talk about the untold stories which I heard from my grandparents and read in our mythological books, do not suffice the passion.

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Thanks to Amish Tripathi, to bring out the whole new concept to understand Shiva more than a God with the Shiva Trilogy! The liberator, the savior, the dreadlock of evil…. Till infinity

By means of this blog, I wish everyone to divulge the soul within, applauding HAR HAR MAHADEV!

Leave a comment or contact me for more on Shiva the crafting lord of the nation!

 

 

 


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ShiviJanuary 5, 20173min2740

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For Bhopal witnessing a Japanese dance form was new which came true via VIFA
Our friend from Poland  – Kasia Zejmo performed Butoh – A Japanese dance form.  for those who doesn’t know about it read below…

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For all those who doesn’t know about it please read below, I’m sure you would love to watch it again..

Butoh (舞踏 Butō?) is a form of Japanese dance theatre that encompasses a vivid range of activities, techniques and motivation for dance, performance, or movement. Following World War II, Butoh arose in 1959 through collaborations between its two key founders Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo. Butoh, literally is translated into “stomp dance or earth dance”

The art form is known to “resist fixity”and can be a bit difficult to define; notably, founder Hijikata Tatsumi viewed the formalization of butoh with “distress”.Common features of the art form include playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, extreme or absurd environments, and it is traditionally performed in white body makeup with slow hyper-controlled motion.

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However, with time Butoh groups are gaining popularity and tremendously being formed around the world, with their numerous aesthetic methods and intentions. This art form is still under transition and it quite intense. Actually, Butoh was born out of chaos and is so performed on the streets, open air ground, with socially challenging pieces.

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Butoh – An art at its best .. Enjoy some pictures of the performance I grabbed last night. Thanks #Vifa 

 


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ShiviJanuary 4, 20174min2790

Vihan International Art Festival, Bhopal celebrates art, culture, and climate change every year. This year is the second with stunning performances and blend of global diversity. VIFA 2016-2017 is being presented by Vihaan Drama Works in collaboration with Ministry of Culture, M.P. Government and AISECT University!

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VIFA is an annual event of Vihaan (means Dawn) which is an institution of arts in Bhopal.Established in the year 2011, Vihaan works on the philosophy of creating a space for young and zealous artists to get involved and delve in the diversified field of theater, music, designing, writing, photography, film making and other performing and fine arts. The idea is to provide a distinctive creatively energized atmosphere to the talented artists to learn and explore through practice. Vihaan has three verticals Vihaan Drama Works, Vihaan Picture Works and Vihaan Design Works. We also have a children theatre wing named SwapnYaan where children from 3 to 15 years learn and enjoy theatrical practices. Every wing has a separate and dedicated team which works 365 days for the development, training and performance. The very concept of working (which we can proud of) is our training of arts which we are providing free of cost since last 5 years.  

On the Sixth day of #Vifa 2016-17 I witnessed two wonderful performances at Shaheed Bhawan, Bhopal. In this blog I would like to talk about the first solo performance of “Maa Mujhe Tagore Bana De” by Lucky Gupta at Shaheed at open air. The chill and freeze too can’t stop the audience to get awe-struck with the invigorating act from LuckyJee. Surprised to see how he could connect with the audience in an open air with cold breeze. There were children, youngsters and all-aged audience who were enjoying the soulful act presented by LuckyJee. It was captivating play about a story of a child and his harsh struggle for education and moving high in his life.

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With this story he connected strings on child education, child labour, poverty, childhood issues, to give an insight how life is still to be corrected or made better in many parts of our world, especially in India. The most beautiful part of this play was the connect with the urban audience on how a child can become “Tagore “. Everyone has a “Tagore” in them, we just need push our instincts and will. This powerful performance was his 1016th intriguing audience and kids in this cold weather.

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Wait for the next piece on the Play – Amrita…

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ShiviJanuary 1, 20176min120441

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New year 2017, we welcome every second of the New Year eve with thrill and aspirations. Every year trillions of resolutions are made in the hope to get them fulfilled. Today we are on the first day of the New Year 2017. I’m sure everyone who partied last night and the ones who didn’t have many dreams to come true in the year ahead.

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Honestly, I’m a quite bad when it comes to putting or keeping the resolutions, infact I don’t make any resolutions for the New Year. I have had cruel times and hardships on the New Year few years back, making me apprehensive for resolutions. Anyway not wasting your time though, being a blogger I feel there are some New Year resolutions which every blogger should think off. Maybe I’m wrong but trying them will not harm you! Check them out!

New Year 2017 resolutions for professional bloggers!

Develop your own identity – It is very important for a blogger to develop your own unique personality which is the light in the dark for you. It’s a myth that hiding your personality gives you better coverage Ohh Noo! Please do not hide your identity, reveal it with your name and personality. Let the world know about you and your style of writing.

Sharing is caring! Never forget to share!

Good content and great ideas – As content is the only turning factor for your blog, thus follow your heart, pen down which is original and true makes sense! Create good quality content so that the reader enjoy and could relate it with the surroundings (whichever topic you chose). Always try to write something new that would indulge the reader to read and share. But in case if it doesn’t work then do not lose patience. Be smart again to understand where you went wrong and keep the pace with new technology.

Effective use of social media! Facebook Twitter   InstagramUse the best of the social media platforms such as facebook, twitter, instagram. They work pretty cool in spreading and fetching more readers. You have to reach out to people to make them read your blog. Thus tweet daily about your blog posts and updates whichever you have in your mind. Thus this year do not ignore the power of social media with the new technology in-house.

Indulge yourself in the discussions and the comments of the reader The generous and courteous way to enhance your personal relationship online is to gratify every person whosoever, likes, shares, comments or replies on your blogposts. The only way to create or write better is to listen to your readers, “even if it is negative comment”. This develops a sense of responsibility and trustworthiness towards you. In 2017 never overlook your reader’s comments and shares. If possible indulge into polls and discussions with the help of software.

How many blogs in a week or daily? – Ideally, if you ask me posting one blog daily should be the food to search engines. In fact this is also not that great, around 2-3 daily, it depends on your competition also. Thus make sure you know how your competitors are doing and then keep the pace. You need to feed the search engines with your content so that you are not left behind.

Life is never ending so as learning! Learn new writing skills to be in the competition on the search engine. Learn new words, phrases, idioms. In reality, your writing should virtually talk to the readers. Write as much as possible so that your readers are coming back over again and again to you!

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Love you all! Hope this year brings success to all the bloggers and life to your words!

Happy Blogging! Keep Reading!


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ShiviDecember 26, 20164min2410

Merry Christmas, Every year Jingle Bells and carols brings hope and love spreading the message of peace, that is truly mesmerizing!

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Thought to spread some love this year on Christmas, was wandering and remembering the Christmas spend with some special person. Nevermind doesn’t exist anymore, forgiveness is the answer. Well, Christmas evening this year went great with some fabulous musicians and singers performing live in an open park in my current city Bhopal.  There were these jamming sessions from a band named – Music for Meaning. I quite got impressed to see something like this in Bhopal. Core mumbaikar, I often it is tough for me to accept how this city is growing. But for past few years, I believe this city has emerged as an ocean of art, culture, and music in an altogether new variant. It was magnificent to experience..

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I liked the new concept of Music for Meaning, which is actually jamming through heart and purity intact. On request they played several numbers for the audience, kids loved and enjoyed. One of the track named – Ohh rii Chiraiiya had tears in my eyes – didn’t expected at all, yet I loved the soulfulness and serenity in the voices. They played my choice of song as well, from the band Indian Ocean – Aree ruk ja re bande ..

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Christmas is for love and passion! This came alive with songs and jamming sessions of these wonderful people. For me this Christmas was great and memorable….

  • Stay Blessed people!
  • Love All!
  • Forgive All!
  • Love the inner Soul!
  • Whatever you have left behind if it is yours!
  • Time will bring it back…


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