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Three Day Lyrical Challenge – Day 1

Recently I have been nominated for this musical challenge by  the_aestheticspirit. I have come to love her work, and if you give her a peep I am pretty sure you will love her work too. She writes wonderful prose and poems, and has a very insightful mind and a lovely heart.

So for my Day 1, I choose a very heart touching song, which has a melody which sways me with a rhythm which I had not known until it’s release which is sadly very recently. This song is a from a Bollywood movie’s album, which isn’t even present in the movie and most people have not even heard it. At least most people that I know tell me that they haven’t heard of it. But the first time I heard it I was hooked, gripped, stuck, clutched by it. Not the tune, but the music, the rhythm, the lyrics, the song, it mesmerizes me as a unit. The lyrics touch my ‘Rooh’ (Soul)

Okay, I guess I have put up high hopes for the song, you might not even like it, the choice is yours. But I take the liberty to call it one of my favourites for this year.

The song is ‘Tab bhi Tu from the album of ‘October’. (Sadly the songs aren’t present in the movie)

Singer- Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Music- Anupam Roy

Lyrics- Tanveer Ghazi.

Meri rooh karegi fariyad
Meri saasein kahin kho jayengi
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna

Jab rakh banega yeh suraj
Aur dhoop dhuaan ho jayegi
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna

Sajde ki tarah phir aakhein jhukin
Phir palkein namazi huyin
Tere zikra mein thi kuchh aisi nami
Sookhi saasein bhi taazi huyin

Jab umra ki awara baarish
Sab rang mere dho jayegi
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna

Taveez hai meri mutthi mein
Taveez mein hai tasveer teri
Uljhi si lakeerein hath mein hain
Tu suljhaaye takdeer meri.

Jab waqt karega chhal mujhse
Takdeer khafa ho jayegi
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna

Meri rooh karegi fariyad
Meri saasein kahin kho jayengi
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna
Tab bhi tu mere sang rehna

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Well, I find the song as good as the movie, simply like a poem, beautiful and something which touches your soul and wraps its arms around it to comfort you with something you have never had.

PS: Participate if you like this concept, or else simply tune in to this

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This or That Tag.

Recently I seem to have been participating in all the quote challenges and the tags, which is absolutely unlike me. But here I am participating in another tag namely, “This or That Tag” in which I was nominated by Richa at http://iscriblr.com

As always I will dump the rules and simply answer all all the questions that I have been asked.

  • Dog or Cat?
    I know my first answer will send away many of you from reading any further, because it is none.
  • Netflix or YouTube?
    YouTube
  • Phone Call or Text?
    Phone calls, it shows that an effort is being made.
  • Toast or Eggs?
    Toast.
  • Cardio or Weights?
    None!!!
  • Facebook or Twitter?
    I can literally sit online for a long time and just watch videos from pages that I have followed on Facebook. But Twitter seems helpful for my blog.
  • Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?
    Ice Cream
  • Mobile Games or Console Games?
    None.
  • While walking : Music or Podcasts?
    Music, but I like to think too.
  • iOS or Android?
    iOS
  • Cake or Pie?
    CAKE
  • Swimming or Sunbathing?
    Swimming, though all I do is play on the water because I don’t know how to swim.
  • Big Party or Small Gathering?
    Small gathering, any day.
  • New Clothes or New Phone?
    New Clothes, but if I have an option then new books too would do.
  • Rich Friend or Loyal Friend?
    Is anyone really loyal these days?
  • Football or Basketball?
    Not a sports fan actually.
  • Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?
    Nice home interior. I could really do with a comfortable home and a library in it 😀
  • What’s worse : Laundry or Dishes?
    Anything that I have to do that does not relate my interest is worse, including dishes and laundry.
  • Jogging or Hiking?
    Hiking
  • Bath or Shower?
    If only I could have that much time to spend in a bath!
  • Sneakers, or sandals?
    Ummm, Okay I will digress, I say boots. I just love them.
  • Glasses or Contacts?
    I don’t wear either. But I’d love to see how I look in blue eyes.
  • Hamburger or Taco?
    Tacos
  • Couch or Recliner?
    As long as I am comfortable, it doesn’t matter.
  • Online Shopping or Shopping in a Store?
    Online Shopping, anything to avoid humans.
  • Receive : Email or Letter?
    I used to write letters when I was a kid, but now emails are a better option, only because it is faster. But come to think of it, no one even writes email these days, a small message and it’s done.
  • Passenger or Driver?
    Passenger if the driver isn’t talking to me and letting me enjoy the view, or else I’d rather be the driver.
  • Tablet or Computer?
    Computer.
  • Most important in a partner : Intelligent or Funny?
    ummm, It doesn’t matter if he is intelligent, or funny, or smart or rich, what I’d rather have is that he respects me for who I am.
  • Car or Truck?
    Car
  • Blue or Red?
    Blue
  • Money or Free Time?
    I’d have money and then appoint people to do things for me, that way I can have a bit of free time too.
  • Amusement Park or Day at the Beach?
    Day at the Beach, reading soothing, bathing, and having all sorts of fun.
  • At a movie : Candy or Popcorn?
    Popcorn.
  • Pen or Pencil?
    Pen.
  • Cups in the cupboard : Right Side Up or Up Side Down?
    Up Side Down.
  • Pancake or Waffle?
    Waffle, my latest addiction.
  • Coke or Pepsi?
    Coke
  • Coffee Cup or Thermos?
    Coffee Cups
  • Blinds or Curtain?
    Blinds.
  • Train or Plane?
    Plane, just because it saves me time and Well, Indian railways aren’t very well known for punctuality.
  • Phone or Tablet?
    As mentioned above, if I am choosing a computer over tablet, then I’ll chose a phone here, I don’t need a tablet too!
  • Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee?
    Oh come on, it is coffee, hot ? cold? I am up for it.
  • Meat or Vegetables?
    Vegetables
  • International Vacation or a New TV?
    How can someone ask such a question (Over dramatic) International Vacation!!!!!
  • Save or Spend?
    invest some, spend some.
  • Honesty or Other’s Feelings?
    Honesty, I always wonder if ever that was in trend.
  • Coffee or Tea?
    Coffee.
  • TV or Book?
    Book, any day.
  • Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater?
    Movie at the theatre. I don’t go out much so it is just a chance.
  • Ocean or Mountains?
    Nature lover, anything would do.
  • Horror Movie or Comedy Movie?
    You lost me at H for horror.
  • City or Countryside?
    City.
  • Winter or Summer?
    I like to enjoy every season in parts.
  • Mac or PC?
    Mac
  • Console Gaming or PC Gaming?
    None.
  • Soup or Sandwich?
    Sandwich
  • Card Game or Board Game?
    Again not much into games.
  • Camping or Binge Watching Shows at Home?
    Camping.
  • Working Alone or Working in a Team?
    Working alone, but if I have to work in a team, I am up for it, though not very enthusiastically.
  • Dine In or Delivery?
    Delivery, I  am not much of a cook, but yeah if you are cooking them you are most welcome 😀
  • Sweater or Hoodie?
    Whatever goes with the dress.
  • Motorcycle or Bicycle?
    Motorcycle.
  • Book or eBook?
    Book!
  • When sleeping : Fan or No Fan?
    I am a human and I need the air in the extreme summers that we have here. I switch on the AC and the fan!
  • TV Shows or Movies?
    Actually, both.

 

I hope you enjoyed reading this and it wasn’t much waste of your time.

I will not nominate any of you, but if you are reading this and if you like do participate in this, would love to know about you too.

Have a good day.

New Home.

It has been long since I have written anything and I promise to come back with something as soon as I get time from the chores that I really don’t enjoy doing 😉

But this post is to inform all my readers that I am shifting to a new home, a new web address which is- https://aestheticmiradh.com/

I am not much of a web master here, and will really appreciate any kind of help from fellow bloggers. So do let me know if anything is wrong with my website currently.

I will learn things slowly, but I definitely will,  so just be patient readers and fellow bloggers 🙂

Thank you so much for your constant support.

Lost!

I have been off lately, from blogging, from WordPress for which I don’t even have a specific reason.

It all started a while ago when I started drifting off from everything, even the things which gave me pleasure, started boring me. I don’t know how it started, but somehow it all led to me being a complete static person. I wouldn’t say I was too busy working, or studying, I was simply occupied with my day to day work, from which I could take time out for everything, even blogging.

BUT THE PROBLEM IS, I DIDN’T DO IT.

I DID NOTHING.

I wouldn’t say I was away from work too, no, that didn’t happen. Everything kept going on as it should, but only without interest and my heart in it. Life moved on, but I wasn’t truly happy with what was  happening.

My friends and family of course thinks all is well because by now I have mastered the art of deceiving my feelings in front of them. My social life too seemed pretty active which these days, make people believe that the person is all right!

So when I logged into WordPress to find so many people concerned about my absence, I was truly touched. I wouldn’t say I am good now, the process of recovery is still going on. But I am way better than I was a few days ago.

What happened? I don’t know!

I just lost the motivation to do anything in particular. I have been simply sulking, having lost the vigor to do anything. This anything comprises from blogging to studying to even talking to people.

I hope to get out of this mood soon enough. I hope to find my path soon.

But before that I truly thank you all for even considering my absence in your thoughts.

 

26 Short Stories, 7 days -Rajaraman R.

What I learnt by writing 26 short stories in 7 days:

The kick you need as an upcoming writer

-Rajaraman R.

Length: 37 pages

Mr. Rajaraman R has come up with this short yet exceptional book detailing his experiences and learnings while writing 26 short stories in a span of just 7 days.

He starts with his initial planning of taking up this challenge, and ends with sharing some writing tips for novice writers. The small book notes how he took up the challenge and how he himself grows as a writer, coming full circle from not being a confident writer, to being one.

The book portrays the possibilities and the impossibilities of being a fictional writer. Though he divides his time for writing doing the entire math, we realise that sometimes the tools aren’t just enough when it comes to writing.

Despite the hurdles the 26 stories were completed giving the writer a different perspective of himself. Mr. Raja not only learns about himself, but he also shares wonderful writing tips in the book, which he learnt in the process of writing these fictional stories.

He aspires to write more novels and short stories in the years to come, and we wish him all the best.

You can read his stories and other fiction writing at http://rajawrites.com

The book is on kindle unlimited and can also be bought on amazon at a very convenient price.

A year passed by!

How hard is blogging according to you?

Of course I’d expect various answers; one among them would most certainly be that it is extremely time consuming. I agree to it. I wouldn’t lie and most of the times there isn’t enough time really. And that is the first and foremost reason that I failed at blogging!

Yeah, if you consider this site as ‘not failed’ then I would like to tell you that this is not my only try at being in the blogging community. I started my very first blog when I was in my first year of college, absolutely the wrong time for me. I scribbled there for a whole year, where basically no one read what I wrote, apart from a couple of friends who knew me already. Eventually, it became a personal diary for me when I hid my site from public, making it a private site. And now it’s no longer there. I completely deleted it. So that was my first fail!

Then came this site, yes, you heard it right! I opened this site last year, somewhere around March or April; I did a few posts, and tried a little something about being heard. Post two months, I deleted this site too but I kept the domain, and never really removed the entire account. So that was my second fail.

I was really worried at the fail. I mean I don’t like failure, honestly who does? I have tried a lot of things and except for mathematics and Accounts I have never been a failure, and that’s when it struck me that I really couldn’t deal with it.

So that’s how I started this blog which I am writing on today, last August. Today I complete a whole year of blogging. I don’t know about failing or not, I think I certainly didn’t let this one go. As of now I  have 230 posts and more than 22000 views, 11000 visitors and a set of followers who really appreciate my work and motivate me.  I don’t know, you tell me how have I been doing? I do not believe in numbers and yet here I am putting forward the numbers. Why? Because I have been trained to do so, we need marks everywhere to pass exams, we need a certain cut off to enter a competitive exams. Intelligence isn’t important, marks and numbers are. But please don’t judge me by the marks. Tell me honestly.

Since the last year that I wrote “I am still finding myself”, there have been some changes.  I wouldn’t say that the questions have disappeared altogether but I have some answers now. But I am yet to find the rest.

Also, just so I don’t lose hope, and don’t start fading away just when I realised that I am here since a year, I put myself in a zone. I tried it last month too, but I couldn’t complete it due to network issues in my area (no excuses), so now may be August is my month. I tried to scribble something every single day, not to increase my stats, not for the number of posts, not for anything else, just for myself. Might as well help me in some way. I don’t know what I was trying to prove to myself, but I did it is a challenge and so far I have not missed a day this month.

And yes, thank you to all you lovely people for joining me in the journey, without you all, every single one of you; this wouldn’t even be a journey.

WordPress World.

People just drift away, don’t they?

I took refuge in the world of writing and blogging, thinking that everything will be different here. And yes, it was! I have loved here always.

But just like the real world, I have lost some of the virtual friends too. When I started blogging, I did not know anyone here, and there were few people who would be always here for me, would read my posts, let me know how they feel about it. I loved reading their blogs too. But where are they?

They seem to have just vanished. I keep visiting their blogs- no recent posts! I fill up a comment on the “Contact us” page, but there is no reply. I guess they have just stopped blogging.

Then there are people who just vanish away, because of the wordpress glitches, I though they had gone away too, until of course I open my spam folder only to know they have been always there. Seriously, what is up with this spam thing?

So before I find anyone else missing from this virtual world, I’d just want to say thank you for always listening to my ramblings. You do mean a lot to me whether I say it or not!

And also please keep checking your spam folders! (Just in case!)