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Writing 101- Last assignment Future

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This time journey was wonderful as I completed all the assignment for Writing 101, almost on time. Once or twice I faltered but managed to complete them.

I made more friend and more followers. I also followed them and learned writing tips from them. What a wonderful lot. Always encouraging and taking time out of their busy schedule to give positive comments.

I love you friends.

Thanks to #Michelle, Cheri, Ben and Word Press team for giving us nice assignments.

I don’t know what to write about the future. I always live life day-to-day as at this age everyone does not knowing when the party will be over.

Uncertain is life

Future is unpredictable

We plan and God laughs

Life is like a tree.

Quality of fruits and flowers depends on how you have nurtured it.

I’ll be waiting for the future assignment as I can’t write without a push or a prompt and meanwhile publish my photography challenges and try to take part in short fiction stories.


When the past is past

For future you are tense

To live in the present

Makes a good sense

weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”

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Writing 101, Day 18- A map as your muse

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Map of Rjasthan. Rout map fro Jaipur to Bhangarh

A Passage through ruined Dwellings

Bhangarh is a deserted town with some 10000 dwellings established in 1613 by Madho Singh, younger brother of great Mughalgeneral, Man Singh of Amber. Bhangarh was abandoned soon after being built and supposedly after it was cursed by a magician.Bhangarh fort offers an intact view of the medieval past. Apparently, the Bhangarh town had been desolated by an old mughalinvasion, and is just reverting back to being habited again.

ASI Sign Board at Bhangarh

(Bhangarh ghosts: Myths, Curse, Devastation and horror stories:
Madho Singh built the town of Bhangarh with the approval of an ascetic Baba Balanath, who meditated there, though BabaBalanath predicted “look my dear chap! The moment the shadow of your palace touches me you are undone. The city shall be no more!” In ignorance Ajab Singh, the grandson of Madho Singh raised the palace to such a height that the shadow reached the forbidden place. Hence the devastation of entire town of Bhangarh happened.)

Ruins ( previousely published in Five Sentence Fiction)

Taj Mahal was built for love and Bhangarh was ruined for love.

Bhangarh, a place between Jaipur and Alwar in Rajasthan state of India, built in the 17th century by raja Madho Singh, younger brother of Man Singh, a general of Emperor Akbar’s army, is today famous for its ruins where nobody dares to go after dark, as it is said if one goes it will not return back.

As per the legend goes a tantric smitten by the beauty of  princess Ratnawati, tried to win her love ,added  a love potion in her bowl of oil but the angry princess who has seen him mixing something in the bowl threw the it at a wall which collapsed on the tantric and buried him.

Before dying he cursed the kingdom of Bhangarh that the city would be wiped overnight and would never be inhabited again, except for the temples.

Shortly after his death the city was sacked and destroyed in the Bhangarh-Ajabgarh wars.

Writing 101, Day 19: Link of Favorite Reads

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There are so many beautiful posts I read and as I always like to share good things with my friends I will share links so they can enjoy these posts.

Here are my all time favorite bloggers.

1- Rochelle Wisoff – Rochelle is master of emotional, touching, moving  fiction stories. She captures one’s heart with just 100 words. Her specialty is Historic fiction. Each story is a gem in itself.

2-  Mithai Mumblezz- 5000-years-ago-in-my-thoughts– A very well researched post about technological, philosophical and political richness of ancient times  by Mithai. In her own words   “Ramayana and Mahabharata are very complex tales…….but the sages wrote it in a simple way. In a much too simple way.
They told stories of science which common people interpreted as mythology.
In ancient times the mass population was kept under control in the name of superstition but most of them had a scientific or political reason behind them ……but with downfall of empires, the technology was lost but only the superstition remained.”

3- Momus News– This is a place for witty, satirical news and fiction stories. You would love each one of his stories.

4- A Journey Called Life– This is my friend Archits’s blog. In her own words ” I script details of the world around me; I write about unseen, unheard humane anecdotes – love, hurt, joy, silence, nostalgia- everything that gives voice to the mundane, meandering thoughts. I also click moments and call them photographs. In this blog, I combine words with photographs and share with you. Sometimes words win. Sometimes a photograph steals all the words with its silence.”

5-– There are many photography blogs, I love all and nearly follow all. Cee is one of them. Her photo challenges are unique and fun to participate.

Don’t Forget To Enter The Cats & Co Contest!


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Here is my last post for this challenge.


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Who doesn’t like the smell of rain


And flowers?

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Writing 101, Day 17- Mine your own material.

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Writing 101, Day 17- Mine your own material.

When I had just joined Word Press, I wanted to do many things at a time. Writing short poems in Hindi and English, photography, short stories etc. I stumbled upon Haiku, Haynaku and Haibun  and tried my hand on that also. But I had no courage to publish them . This assignment has given me a nice chance mine my old material.

Seasons come and go
According to their cycle
Relish with fervor


Seasons come and go

According to their cycle

Our mood swings  with them


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never wasted
teaches you something

to learn
from your failures

to gain
Success next time




“Not only the thirsty seek the water,
the water as well seeks the thirsty.” Rumi
I’m walking on the water, on the sea waves,
they engulf me, embrace me, caress me,
they are cooling, soothing, taking away all the worries from my mind
I need sea. Its vastness , calmness, serenity empowers me.
Does it needs me too?
How I’m to know?
They say, sea never takes anything from anyone,
it returns everything.
Is it unconditional love from its side.
Make me feel wanted, take me.
bonded forever
argument unresolved
are we soul mates.


We cannot solve all of our problems with thoughts alone. Sometimes we need arms to hold us, a sunrise to touch us, laughter to warm us, words to inspire us, or tears to cleanse us before we can lessen our pain enough to be able to think our way out of the mess we’re in.” Sandra Kring

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice- Sunrise

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Challenger’s Choice:

Sunrise at sea beach

Sunrise at sea beach


Chauhan Shayari

---- /m/ ankaahe alfaaz dil ke /m/ ----

Suvarna Ventures

Be Inspired through Visual Stories & Thought Leadership

Sunshine Bliss

Giving words to dreams!

Maddy at Home

Your Home From Home Online


The value of those societies in which the capitalist mode of production prevails, present itself as "an immense accumulation of commodities", its unit being a single commodity --- Karl Marx


Words & Pictures

Smiling Away Allergies

Faith: Bringing Food Allergies to a Whole Other Level

The Learning Curve

One Step at a Time


'Life is a spectrum of colors; shifting shades at every stage'

The Step Back

Accepted wisdom is an oxymoron. Challenge your assumptions.

Cathy Lynn Brooks

Let me tell you Justine's story

JoHanna Massey

"I tramp a perpetual journey." Walt Whitman

Simply ASTA

Unleashing my Inner Story-teller

I care, U care

count your blessings, not your woes


Let's do it together!


making memories


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