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Karma of Success
Work and Life

Karma Of Success – KarmicFitness #3

posted by Anupriya September 25, 2018 0 comments

For a long period of time, while my husband was a struggling aspiring entrepreneur, he chose to remain off social media (read Facebook). I often mocked him for his ignorance, yet probed him to understand his reasons. I mean, why would one decide to remain ignorant of one platform that was his only window to his social circle (at that time). One day, after 7 years of marriage, he finally decided to open up.

“Look dear! I am struggling with my profession right now. We havn’t been on a decent vacation for last 5 years. And I know that you are craving for one. With two kids, to take care of, life seems a little tough at this juncture. When I open my facebook, I see all happy faces having an awesome life. I know that’s not the complete picture. People mostly put up only the bright side of their lives on their walls. but it does make me cringe and wonder that I may not be doing enough for my family. Or feel desparate about ‘when will my time to enjoy life come’. It’s not a good feeling. I can feel negativity seep into my conscience. So, I’d rather stay away from it.” Continue Reading

IPL-ology
Book Review

Book Review of IPL-ology by Paresh Godhwani

posted by Anupriya September 16, 2018 2 Comments

I have never been a cricket enthusiast. My interest in the game evolved when Saurav Ganguly became the opening batsmen for the Indian Cricket team and died a natural death with his retirement from the One-Day version of the game.  Beyond that the game of cricket as such has had little meaning to me. But yes, cricket watching experience has been a significant part of my upbringing, for whenever India, played I saw all the aunties of my close knit neighborhood go all enthusiastic and patriotic. I always experienced an unknown adrenaline rush whenever I heard the kids from neighborhood go hooting and shouting whenever there was a six, or a wicket by the Indian side. It was funny when my otherwise could-care-less attitude laden father sat biting his nails while India took on the best teams in “IMPORTANT” matches against Pakistan. But then that’s about it. I could never talk about the technicalities of the game, beyond a batsmen being right handed or left-handed (Yes you guessed it right! This too I know because Saurav Ganguly was a left-handed batsman) Continue Reading

Karmic Fitness - Lie
LifeStyle

Never Lie To Your Kids – #KarmicFitness

posted by Anupriya September 12, 2018 4 Comments

In the first post of this four post series of ‘Karmic Fitness’ theme this month, I told you about how one needs to train oneself at three levels (physical, mental and emotional) to not criticize others and appreciate them genuinely. Why it is very important to sow the seeds of appreciation and non-criticism to reap similar fruits. You can read about my endeavor to practice this aspect of karma here.

After completing the challenges of week 1 of the Karmic fitness program I was kind of prepared for any kind of task in the coming week. After all as a highly opinionated person, I have consciously begun to refrain from even mentally criticizing anyone. Any other task, I presumed, would surely be a cake walk in comparison. Or so I thought! I guess the universe is hell bent on proving me wrong. Continue Reading

A New Lease Of Life
Book Review

Book Review – A New Lease Of Life by Sarmita Dey

posted by Anupriya September 9, 2018 17 Comments


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I am not very fond of short stories, especially the ones well written by good authors. I know you are already frowning and wondering if I am writing this with a hangover. Well you guessed it right! I am struggling with a hangover. A hangover of the plethora of emotions that I am engulfed with after reading the collection of short stories – A New Lease of Life  by Sarmita Dey. No Seriously! I am having a difficult time keeping my mind straight and my heart from bleeding with the intense emotions that the various stories in the book managed to arouse within me. Continue Reading

Gratitude Circle
LifeStyle

Headed For Change – #GratitudeCircle August 2018

posted by Anupriya September 7, 2018 11 Comments

The month of August saw me featured as an author on two blogs. It was like a dream come true for me. Though still an amateur, I find pride and pleasure in now introducing myself as an Author to the new people I meet.

Post AtoZ Challenge , the ebook launch, the mandatory book reviews etc. August found me a little tired and in need of a detox break. All through June and July I was over whelmed by the various blogging campaigns. So August’18 saw the least number of blog posts and least participation in various bloggers groups. Thankfully I have come out refreshed and ready to take on the DADDY of all challenges in September’18 i.e. The #MyFriendAlexa challenge. For a change I am not going prompt on this channel and have restricted myself to the premises of two themes – Karmic Fitness and Book Reviews. Read more about the themes here.

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Karma , Karmic Fitness
LifeStyle

Karmic Fitness – Do Not Criticize Others, Appreciate Them

posted by Anupriya September 4, 2018 93 Comments

The Google Dictionary Defines Karma as the sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence (re-incarnations), viewed as deciding their fate in future existences

When I decided to follow the Karmic Fitness program by Neha Jain of GMCKS Lightworkers, I did not fathom the exact extent of hard work it would be. After all I am a god fearing person who lives life by certain principles and values that include – do good, never harm anyone, do not cheat and believe in hard work. How difficult would it be to fit into a Karmic test and come out unscathed. But boy! I couldn’t have been more wrong. Continue Reading

Alpana Deo
Book Review

Book Review – A Girl In The New Town by Alpana Deo

posted by Anupriya September 2, 2018 19 Comments

Whenever I get worked up due to physical exertion that parenting demands on a daily basis, my husband comes up with his repetitive million dollar wisdom bite.

“It’s just these couple of years, when you get to run around them, hold them and do things for them. Once they grow up, you will have none of this physical proximity. It’ll all be at an emotional and intellectual level”

Yeah! Yeah! But I still have a long way to go that route.  I respond as I roll my eyes. But that also sets my thoughts rolling as I contemplate. Once the kids become self sufficient on a physical level, my job as a parent is going to become even more complex. I will always have to be on a high alert to tune into the emotional frequency of my kids and understand their aspirations, fears, insecurities and much more. I know I will have a tough job at hand. Continue Reading

We The Living
Book Review

We The Living by Ayn Rand – Why It Is My Favorite Book

posted by Anupriya August 31, 2018 13 Comments


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I have read We The Living atleast thrice and everytime I derive  different lessons from it. But the most significant learning for me has been how it brings to limelight  that different people have different types of coping mechanism. Firstly, the ones who fall in line with circumstances (or to be more specific, ‘the system’). They believe that in the larger scheme of things, following the rules is the right thing to do. Second are those who give up hope and find solace in surviving. They know that their soul doesn’t exist anymore yet they need to exist (by hook or by crook) because probably suicide is not an option. So they choose to live in denial.  And the last ones are those who refuse to bend no matter what. They hold on to the thinnest of string of hope and believe giving up is not an option. Their survival is dependent on their need to keep trying.

We The Living a novel by ace novelist Ayn Rand tells a story of three very strong characters who fall in each of the above mentioned categories. Continue Reading

Equal Parenting
Parenting

Equal Parenting ? Not My Thing !

posted by Anupriya August 20, 2018 18 Comments

I know. I know! I can already feel your piercing gaze with your raised eye brows questioning my sanity. After all what kind of a woman I am who does not want her husband to be an equal participant in our kids’ upbringing.  Uhhh! Let me make a confession. I’d love for my husband to be an equal parenting partner. The kind who can make adjustments to his work schedule and spend as much time with the kids as I do. Or the kind that would allow me to be able to commit to a job or atleast spend some me time. But I never see it panning out that way! But I am not complaining. Why? Continue Reading

#MyFriendAlexa
Blogging

Why Every Blogger Should Participate in #MyFriendAlexa – Season 3

posted by Anupriya August 16, 2018 6 Comments

When I signed up for #MyFriendAlexa last year, I only knew that this campaign will help me improve my alexa rank. I didn’t exactly understand what it means exactly then. To me it was a number that depicted how I (rather my website) was performing in the larger scheme of things. It was one of the challenges that was going to bring some tangible results in terms of change / improvement in my blogsite’s Alexa rank in a month’s time.  So I took it seriously. At the end of the month, did I see a difference? Yes I did! When I started I did not have an India Alexa Rank. But by the end of the month I had reached somewhere around 50k. Some progress that was! Continue Reading