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Daily prompt- Pains and Gains

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Daily prompt- Pains and Gains-  Do you agree with Jane Fonda’s favorite exercise motto, “no pain, no gain?” Is it impossible to attain greatness without considerable hardship?

” Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

William Shakespeare

I totally agree with Jane Fonda as I truly believe that nothing comes without hard work even   if one is born with a silver spoon in  mouth , it may give one lot of  comforts, privileges and opportunities which may help one to become great  in any one particular field such as, science, music, dance etc.etc.


Is having name, fame money and power greatness?

Or there is something else which makes people great.

Some  wise men say that one is great if one does not gives into six enemies,  lust, envy, pride, anger, greed and illusion.

This type of greatness may not need physical pain or hard work but requires very strong mind and hard discipline as it is not easy to control one’s mind to conquer these enemies and become real great person.




Five Sentence Fiction – Conflict

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Five Sentence Fiction – Conflict



Long sessions of meditations, satsang( company of pious people seeking truth) and introspection made me think that all my inner conflicts have vanished , I have learned to control my anger, and peace and calmness dawned on me.


I accepted that God has given us so many ups and downs in life to make us tough.


I realized that all religions teach same virtues love, compassion, kindness, harmony and compatibility and only some intolerant of follower spread hate and disturbance for their personal gain and power.


I understood completely that anger and greed are the biggest enemies and empathy and forgiveness are our biggest friend and liberate us.


But…when I read about rapists, terrorists and people who commit heinous crimes, through acid on others, oppress weak and poor, all thoughts of forgiveness evaporated, I wished I could make them stand in a line and shoot them, some people don’t deserve to live.


Aquira- Ladki hoon mein

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Aquira- This is not my story – this is a story of every other woman who has faced sexist oppression but their courage and determination remained undeterred and unshakable. I salute those women and for the rest this is a calling of the revolution that has already started!


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Daily Prompt- August Blues

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Daily Prompt- August Blues- As a kid, were you happy or anxious about going back to school? Now that you’re older, how has your attitude toward the end of the summer evolved?


I think I was a blessed kid I had  a set of friends in neighbourhood as well as another set of friends at school.. We enjoyed our summer vacation with siblings, and friends playing whole day. My summer vacation was equally enjoyable as my schooling.Then there were relatives who visited with their kid in summer.  Life was fun. After summer vacation going back to school was another fun as I loved my school, studies, and my schoolmates. Meeting them after a long time, sharing experience with each other was also much fun which we looked forward to.

Now with age everything  has changed but   watching children playing, from my balcony whole day is much. In holidays they have time to play thrice a day.  My mornings, afternoons and in the evenings, with their chirping, laughing, chasing each other makes summer alive.

 With getting old, the end of summer brings thought of lonely mornings and evenings as children will start going to school,and will be  allowed to play only in the evening, makes me a little sad but then  they will also be yearning to go to school, meeting their friends, relaxes me. Everyone is entitled to his/her share of fun. I have learned to cope with this too.

Children playing in the park

Children playing in the park

Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge:

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Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge:

Night Photography by Janet.

My Nokia 2700 is not powerful for night photography moreover I rarely go out at night. Night photography for me means stand in my balcony and click whatever view I get from there. Except first three of beach road other are from my balcony where full moon helped me.


4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).



Weekly Writing challenge- Build Your Own

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Build Your Own-  In this week’s build-your-own challenge, write a post that includes two key components that we’ve provided for you.

Cheri Lucas Rowlands/The Daily Post!)

Loneliness is an interesting feeling. 

Only then,when you get used to it. Otherwise it is intimidating. Scary.

Mind will never let you live alone.

It will go on suggesting you to do something,

listen to music, do some work, listen music, watch TV, write something, go to meet a friend or talk to your neighbor.

It feels uncomfortable if you don’t do anything.

It is afraid of loneliness.

It will invent ghosts and spirits to scare you of loneliness.

Once try not to do anything, just sit forcefully neglecting all suggestion your mind provides with.

Let it say anything, don’t become active participant.

You will find, after sometime. Your mind become quiet.

It become calm and peaceful.

Suddenly you become aware of sounds you have never noticed before.

Sound off your breathing, heart beating, birds chirping, air rustling, some distant sound.

Slowly it also fades away.

Stillness captures you.

You start listening to someone other than your mind, perhaps your conscience or you may call it your soul or god.

Something or someone you always avoided to listen.

Then Loneliness becomes interesting.

You start enjoying it. You long to be lonely sometimes.

Then you find real you.



Travel theme: Orange

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Travel theme: Orange


Daily Prompt- You, Robot

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Daily Prompt- You, Robot-  Congrats — you’ve been handed a robot whose sole job is to relieve you of one chore, job, or responsibility you particularly hate. What is it?



It is true God sees but late.

When I needed someone to help me I would have loved to have a robot to save me from cooking. I always hated cooking. It’s very time-consuming job and if you are cooking for your family it’s thankless also. You can’t make every member of your family at the same time. Children need something, elders another.

Making some special dishes is okay but daily cooking is a tedious, tiresome job. But surprisingly now at old age I don’t hate any job. Perhaps more I am unable to do some jobs the more I cling to them to keep myself active.

After much thought I think I will make my robot my driver. I love to go outdoors and have to depend on my husband’s mood. Nowadays I hate driving and searching for parking places. It’s a nice idea to give it driver’s job. Please God really hand me a robot so I can go out wherever and whenever I want.



Five Sentence Fiction – Waiting/ Wake Up Call

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Five Sentence Fiction – Waiting




The world was waiting with bated breath; my team members were chewing their nails as it was cricket world cup finals between two recognized rival countries making the match more interesting.


Last over, last ball and I was the last batsman to take the strike, only four runs needed to win.


I looked equally menacingly at the bowler; corrected my stance: it was either hit six or be doomed.


Someone wailed in my ears ‘ wake up silly, wake up’


Oh no! Why mother comes always at the wrong time or was it the dream always comes at the waking time.



The Daily Post- Work? Optional! Work is Worship.

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The Daily Post- Work? Optional!- If money were out of the equation, would you still work? If yes, why, and how much? If not, what would you do with your free time?



If we can get everything free there is obviously no need to go out for work but can anyone live without work?

Life will become very boring without work. Moreover one can’t live without work. Nature has endowed  every creature in this world with such a wonderful machine that it needs feeding, cleaning, keeping warm or cold according to seasons,  needs shelter, comforts and there are so many  necessities that we  can’t survive with just lazing around. 

I cannot live without work, I love to eat only what I have earned so I do all my household work though we are retired; we get pension and can get all work done by paying to maidservants, we can’t live without working.. Cooking, taking rest, watching TV, reading a book ,writing a post, exercise, all are part of my daily routine so there is nothing called free time in our life, even sleeping is a part of work required to keep our body fit. I would like to work till the last day of my life even if I get all the money of the world. 

It is true that empty mind is the workshop of the devil and to avoid this and make mind workshop of god we believe in work is worship.



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