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Bollywood Song Dedications #BecauseIPromised
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5 Bollywood Song Dedications to #BecauseIPromised – #BlogChatterProjects

posted by Anupriya December 10, 2018 1 Comment

Most of my life of 35 years, I have been a die-hard bollywood movies’ fan. Infact, my close ones often wonder at how I have a song to fit every situation or conversation. When I was writing #BecauseIPromised, I couldn’t help including references to a song here, or a movie there and a dance step from a famous movie somewhere else. I felt it would make my story more realistic and easy to relate with.  Infact as an ode to those references and my love for bollywood movies, I have decided to dedicate 5 bollywood songs to the book.  Why These songs? Well, I also present to you an excerpt a song each to justify my choice Continue Reading

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Excerpts to Touch your Heart – #BecauseIPromised

posted by Anupriya November 26, 2018 1 Comment

As a part of the Book Blog tour, I have shared with you the book blurb and the character introduction in the previous posts.  Read them here –

Book Launch – Because I Promised

Characters’ Introduction – Book Blog Tour

In this post, I bring to you some heart warming excerpts from the book that depict the chemistry between the two protagonists – Varnika and Sushant. As I have already shared with you that Varnika rejects Sushant’s proposal during their farewell party. But Sushant has set his heart on her and perseveres to gain her confidence back. What ensues is a roller coaster journey and some funny and not so funny encounters between them. Read below some excerpts from the book  and get prepared to laugh with this cute young couple at some points and cry with them at others. Continue Reading

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Blogchatter Projects – Throwback 2017

posted by Anupriya October 5, 2018 3 Comments

Last  year when Blogchatter announced the Blogchatter Projects, I jumped in with my feet first without too much thought or planning. I had just one concept in mind – ‘Spirituality for Everyone’.

Almost a decade back I had learnt about energy healing though Reiki, and last year I got introduced to another school of energy healing namely ‘Pranic Healing’. In the meanwhile, I have had fair exposure to Sahaj Yoga and have friends you practice Bhuddhism. I decided that I would get in touch with people who are long time practitioners of these various spiritual schools and bring some reference points for my readers to analyse and understand them. My metric parameter for the project was to track the Page views on my posts through various channels. I wanted to figure, from where the traffic that will be most interested in meditation and spirituality come from. Continue Reading

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Make Success Your Way of Living – #BookReview

posted by Anupriya December 20, 2017 13 Comments

One day my boss (an extremely professional man with many success stories to his credit) reached office in an extremely flustered mood. I pensively inquired about what the matter was. He hassled to set up his laptop on his work station and replied without looking up at me, ‘This is too much for me.’

My eyes flared up wide and I waited for him to continue.

He then met my eyes and said exasperatedly, ‘This is too much of anticipation and action for me as a new father.’

I shrunk my eye brows in suspicion, ‘Boss! You’ve been a father for two years now.’

My boss replied instantly, ‘Yes! But I am a new father to a two year old. I have no idea how to handle a hyperactive toddler. And he comes up with a new antic every day. What am I suppose to do?’

The conversation changed route after that, but the idea of ‘a new father to a two year old stuck with me.’ Isn’t life like that for everyone. Whether it’s a student, a working professional or a home-maker; it could be about studies, work responsibilities or relationships.  The dynamics keeps changing every now and then. Unpredictable! Yet, so many of us struggle with every changing phase of life – from teenager to young student, student to professional, single to married and so on. Most of us find such comfort in the known while the unknown leaves us perplexed and disheveled.

Well for those who find themselves struggling with the uncertainties of life and those around us, those who are engulfed in self-doubt at any turn of events in life,  blogger and writer Ravish Mani’s ‘Make Successs Your Way of Living’ is a must read.

Lately I have been reading a lot of about how ‘energy follows thought’, and Ravish’s book comes to me like a gospel that reaffirms my belief in this theory. The good part is that Ravish hasn’t taken the preaching path; instead he has brought in numerous stories, folklores and examples to make his point.

The author not only touches upon various topics such as success, attitude, action that mold sour lives positively, but also elaborates on some trend breaking concepts related to self-doubt and fear that can actually help us enhance our creativity.

This book comes to me at a time when I am struggling with self doubt not as a mother, daughter or a wife, but as an individual in general. I often find myself pondering upon the question about the purpose of my existence. I feel so much unrest while I wonder why things are the way they are in my life.  Well Ravish’s book has given me enough food-for-thought in terms of how even this doubt is both futile and necessary at the same time. If someone is facing more hurdles in life, it only means that a person is on his path of growth and evolution. Tests of life are meant to make one grow, and so we ought not to be discouraged by them.

I had literally stopped reading self help books around 12 years back when I decided that no one book can provide a general recipe of happiness and success that would be applicable to all mankind. But lately again and after reading this latest happiness manual, I have realized one thing. It’s that, that, ‘ The recipe of happiness and success is in fact the same. It lies in following some virtues whole heartedly and shedding ones ego and other inhibitions.’  Every self help book is an effort by those who have found a unique way to understand and follow these virtues.

In that sense, Ravish too has made a very sincere effort of bringing some eye-opening yet simple concepts of life to the fore-front. I really appreciate his initiative to spread the message of happiness and success through his book.

My Verdict

Ravish’s writing style is simple yet he makes impact with his examples and theories of good living. He does a good job of giving the reader a good amount of food for thought for better living. While I believe that one cursory read cannot do justice to any self-help book, one must make use of this free downloadable and give it atleast one shot. I am sure you wouldn’t be able to keep yourself away from the book then. You will definitely need to go back to it, to understand the deeper meaning of how changing your life is in your own hands.

For Content – 4/5

For Writing Style – 3/5

The book is available for download for free at www.ravishmani.com . Go grab your copy today and re-affirm your self-worth and your dreams.

LifeStyleParenting

Make your Mind Meditative with ‘REIKI’

posted by Anupriya December 16, 2017 8 Comments

Reiki was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui towards the end of the nineteenth century. Reiki essentially means ‘Rei’ meaning universal and ‘Ki’ meaning ‘life force energy’. Or ‘Reiki’ may simply be called the Cosmic Energy which sustains life.

It is believed by the perpetrators of Reiki that this Cosmic Energy is God’s own energy and is available to all for use. It is like ‘Yoga’ that does not belong to any religion. Once a person is empowered to use this life energy, she /he is capable of rejuvenating themselves for vitality, joy, and peace. This life energy also has healing effect that has been proved over decades by the practitioners.

Today we have Mr. Amar Kumar to share his views about how Reiki Meditation can be extremely useful for the old, young and kids alike. Continue Reading

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Mental Wellness Via Meditation – Meditation on Twin Hearts

posted by Anupriya December 8, 2017 11 Comments

Pranic Healing® is a highly evolved and tested system of energy medicine developed by GrandMaster Choa Kok Sui that utilizes prana to balance, harmonize and transform the body’s energy processes. Prana is a Sanskrit word that means life-force. This invisible bio-energy or vital energy keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health. In acupuncture, the Chinese refer to this subtle energy as Chi. It is also called Ruach or the Breath of Life in Hebrew.

Pranic Healing® is a simple yet powerful & effective system of no-touch energy healing. It is based on the fundamental principles that the body is a self-repairing living entity that possesses the ability to heal itself and that the healing process is accelerated by increasing this life force that is readily available from the sun, air and ground to address physical & emotional imbalances. Master Choa Kok Sui says “Life Energy or prana is all around us. It is pervasive; we are actually in an ocean of Life Energy. Based on this principle, a healer can draw in Pranic Energy or Life Energy from the surroundings.” Continue Reading