Humanity.

Kathmandu Struck By Powerful Earthquake

In the deepest difficulties,
And the harshest situations,
From beneath and inside of life,
Rises humanity.
And for once, convinces people,
Shows them the good side,
Of this cruel, classy, condescending world.
Brews from within and for once,
War torn,
Divided,
Broken,
Selfish,
Are just adjectives.
Because the world we see at these times
Is very different.
United.
Committed.
Caring.
Allied.
In cahoots.
Selfless.
Because only when threatened
Does mankind realize
They are their own saviors.
And,
Also their own destroyers.
Slowly, marching towards their own deaths,
Like pigs for slaughter the way they live.
When will they realize
that Darwin was wrong?
Peaceful existence resides
In our hearts,
Only
When we want it to.
And now,
Being attacked
By things beyond our control,
We knows what it wants,
And it lives in our
Hearts.

This poem goes out to all affected in the Nepal earthquake. My heart, prayers and deepest condolences to those and I wish that God gives them strength to put their life back on track.
A sincere request to all my readers: Please donate to help people in Nepal here or here or here or here. Please help humanity. 

Share Your Favorite Blog Day!

THIS BLOG IS THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO MY LIFE. There you go, Emily! This day is brilliant by the wayy.

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Guys! Now that I am an in-the-know member of the blogging community, I learned that today is international “Share Your Favorite Blog” Day!

The rules are simple–

1. Choose your favorite blog (this one)

2. Share it on your Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat/Whatever the hell else is out there ruining our interpersonal skills

3. Type a quick blurb with your share, such as “THIS BLOG IS AMAZING AND YOU MUST READ IT!” or “THIS BLOG IS THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO MY LIFE!” or “THE WRITER OF THIS BLOG IS A COMPLETE DISASTER BUT IT’S FUN TO READ ABOUT!”

4. Become my new best friend (can only be accomplished by completing steps 1-3).

Thanks so much guys!! Share Your Favorite Blog Day is definitely my new favorite holiday, and I’m so grateful to the person who thought it up!**

**I thought it up. No such holiday exists. Unless you count this post…

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Versatile Blogger and Liebster Award.

This week, I was honoured by two of my lovely friends for three awards. Shambhavi, the beautiful blogger from the Ultimate Solace was kind enough to consider me for the Liebster Award, and Yashika, the amazing poet from Yashika194’s Blog nominated me for the Liebster AND the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks you two and to my readers, please head to their blogs. They are utterly brilliant.

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The rules for the Versatile Blogger Award are:

1. First of all,give the link and name of the blogger who nominated you, in your post.
2. Secondly,share 7 facts about you.
3. Lastly,nominate any number of fellow bloggers for the same.

Some facts about me:
1. I’ve been pining for this One Tree Hill hoodie for over an year now: here. So, anyone wants to make me happy? Buy this for me please.
2. I’m trying to lose some pounds but it’s not happening like I expected. Not at all, actually.
3. I’m really excited for Avengers-Part 2. Going on Sunday.
4. I love driving my scooty.
5. Dark Lord Funk, a parody of Uptown Funk is my favorite song at the moment.
6. I love Nutella.
7. My best friend recently got married. Lol, just kidding. I have nothing.

My nominations are:

G at 365 Days of Fun, Tears, Fears and Love
E
mily at Emily’s Posts
E
rika at Erika Fuego
 Kelzbelz at Kelzbelzphotography
P
reetha at Bovine Chronicles

Congratulations everyone! Looks forward to see your acceptance speeches.

The rules for this award are:

1. Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
2. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
4. Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.
5. Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
6. Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.

The answers to Shambhavi’s questions are:

Q1. What is your motivating word?
Hope. 
Q2. What is it, that you want to achieve at present or in near future?
A scholarship to any of the Ivy League Universities. Or a good percentage in the Boards. 
Q3. An animal you would love to share your life with?
A dog.
Q4. Your idea behind this blog?
To have some place to present my work, and vent sometimes. 
Q5. Music genre of choice? Mention the artist/song close to your heart.
Changes. Currently, favorite song would be Dua.
Q6. Your thoughts on love?
It’s infinite, endless and an abyss. 
Q7. One colour that can change your mood?
Blue. 
Q8. Favourite quote?
Currently, “Make a wish and place it in your heart. Anything you want. Everything you want. Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle is going to come from, the next smile. The next wish come true. But if you believe that it is right around the corner. And you open your heart and mind to the possibility of it. To the certainty of it. You just might get the thing you’re wishing for. The world is full of magic. You just have to believe in it. So make your wish. Do you have it? Good. Now believe in it. With all your heart.” -One Tree Hill. 
Q9. Hobbies other than blogging?
Poetry, reading, searching up trivia, watching sitcoms, and travelling. 
Q10. Recommend a dish I must try.
There’s this restaurant called Tunday Kababi. Their chicken biryani is love, though I eat only the rice because I’m a vegetarian.

The answers to Yashika’s questions are:

1. Which place is your dream destination?
New York. 
2. What’s your opinion about politics?
I’m apolitical.
3. Which person(s) is your primary concern? Mention the name and why?
Right now, myself. I’ve my future at stake. 
4. What is the craziest thing that you have done so far?
Would sleeping for 21 hours be considered crazy? 😛
5. Books or movies – which one do you prefer and why?
Depends. I’m a mooks buff.
6. If you had superpowers , what would you do?
Read people’s minds.
7. Who is your best friend at WordPress?
Ah, caught me. Maybe you, Yusra, Adi, Phoenix, Nisha or Anoop. But I love all I haven’t mentioned here.
8. Make a wish!
I wish this year never ends.
9. Tell me your favourite joke!
-Knock, knock.
-Who’s there?
10. Describe me and my blog in one sentence.
Utterly brilliant. 

The nominees for this award are:

Prose Over Bros
Punk Rock And Reticence
Radio Cure
A Little Bit Of Life
Anishok
Arkajyotipatra’s Blog
Banjarannn
Echoes Of Life
It’s All About Hope
Life As A Misfit Fuck Up

Congratulations everyone! Your questions are:

1. What is the one thing you’d like to change about yourself?
2. Share a secret.
3. How would you describe a rainbow to a blind person? (Hey, Phoenix!)
4. What’s your favorite book and why?
5. If you get a chance to relive one memory, what would it be?
6. Opinion on Harry Potter?
7. What’s your favorite movie and why?
8. Your last dream?
9. Would you rather eat a lizard or a mouse if situation as such arises?
10. Favorite quote?
11. Opinions about me, my blog.

ALL THE NOMINEES ARE FREE TO ACCEPT OR REJECT THE NOMINATION.

Look forward to all your posts. Happy blogging guys! Have a great weekend.

Sonnet: An Ode To The Broken Heart

This is inspired when two of my favorite bloggers and amazing poets Yusra and Phoenix wrote their sonnets. This is a childish attempt at such a great form of poetry. This is my first attempt and thus, very raw. But I hope that the next few ones are more refined and you like them just as I hope you like this one. Please click on the image to see the unpixelated version of this poetry.

Sonnet 1

” The unprecedented silence echoing weakens my ground.
My head is spinning around.
My breath plays a tune unheard, unsung.
Ragged, picking the melody of the words ye flung.
Beyond care, like physical spears,
Invoking in me invisible tears
As I stand staring at your beauty which intensifies,
It was so easy to believe your lies.
You radiated an aura so pure
To trust you, our love, it was final, so sure.
Beyond repair, it has now been broken down.
You willingly give up the most precious crown.
Wearing which you ruled over my heart.
Lost in your beauty, radiance, I don’t know where to start.” 

Social Niceties.

Oh, I wish it was socially acceptable to stare. Shamelessly. Relentlessly. Hopelessly. Continuously. That’s what is spinning in my mind as I try to stare at him, without making it evident. But, I can’t help myself. The minute he enters the room, the suddenly gloomy atmosphere charges up, birds chirp, wind blows, flowers blossom, joy springing in our school cafe, and he blissfully unaware of the some bashful glances and the not-so-bashful stares he was attracting. I was one in the middle. The one who was speculatively glancing and slyly staring.

He was literally the most perfect man I’d ever seen. Beautiful, observant eyes, easy, haughty jaw, silky hair, great, tall, athletic body. I am swooning both in and out. My mind is picturing teenager-y scenarios- we get married, have kids, two girls and a boy, named Holly, Keira and Jack. Live in a four bedroom beach house, have a great, lovely life. He, on the other hand, is walking in a easy manner, carelessly passing his hand through his hair, and throwing flirtatious smiles at those who were brave enough to battle their eyelids at him. I tense when he starts making his way towards me. And… walks right past me, joining the pretty long (and not to mention lucky) line for lunch.

I nudge Abby, my best friend, and quite fortunately, the school student tutor. “Hey, who’s Mr. Hottie?”

“That’s Dylan. Joined recently from Sydney Academy, San Francisco. He’s here for an exchange program. And as I know you, my lucky friend, are, like most of the girls here, lusting after him,” she winked conspiring, “Please do the honors to show him around here.”

I grab my bad, hugging her tightly at the same time. “You’re the best, girlie!”

I make my way towards him, my heart thumping loudly, all the while hoping I don’t fart, burp, let my stomach make growling sounds, trip while walking or the worst, faint under the affect of those magical blue, piercing eyes.

I’m almost a few steps away, when I see something that immediately makes me want to take a U-turn. Hottie has stuck his finger in his nose, and is busy.. picking it’s contents. Examining them. Playing with them. Turning them round in his fingers, making shapes. He isn’t shy from giving it a very careful search, poking around the corners tugging at the edges. Letting it fall on the ground. And then he proceeds to the next. The same careful evaluation. Gross!

As I carefully, with a sudden annoyed anger, make me way back to my seat, where I see Abby in tears of laughter, all that comes to my mind it: Staring is so much better.

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Giveaway: 100 followers and thanks!

Reched a 100 followers! Congratulations 😀 see this post for an amazing giveawayy 😀 follow her too! She’s amazing 🙂

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100 Followers Giveaway

So I’ve reached 100 followers on WordPress earlier in March and was thinking of doing a mini giveaway to celebrate this milestone and to thank all my lovely followers for their support. After much procrastination and some distraction over Easter, I’ve finally gotten everything ready!

This is my first giveaway and I “consulted” a few other giveaways organised in the past to see what would be the best format to do this in. I tried not to make the entries too complicated so I hope you guys have fun taking part 🙂

What the winner will get

Giveaway prizes

Pineapple print Beauty Bag from Cotton On x1

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Rum Riche x1

Etude House Avocado Seed Hair Mask x2

Schwarzkopf Extra Care Hair Care Daily Oil Elixir x1

Jonker Gallery Kitty Sticky Notes Pack x1

Eligibility

This giveaway is open internationally to all of my readers! Hurray!

So all you…

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What Are Parents’ Called?

Young morning, breakfast in bed,
A little annoyance, a little dread.
A goofy smile bursting through your lips,
Earns you a smacking kiss.
Your innocent dance in the rain,
Your precious tears at a little pain.
The fashion shows and funky hairstyles,
Now far away- Infinity of miles.
My sleepless nights when you were sick,
You childhood, tiny, blue colored crib.
You smell in the silent, unmade bed,
Scattered with prickly crumbs of bread.
Oh! I wish I had never scolded you.
I wish you knew how much I loved you.
But now you’re gone, never to come back again.
My heart’s been broken; it’s never been the same.
Your first step, bike, graduation day,
Evening walks in summers of May.
First relationship and the first heartbreak,
Swearing like a sailor, for your sake.
Your anger walks and the sweet talks,
I remember, to let you dog be named Fox.
Every word, every step I stuck on to, ya
Be it Easter, Holi or Hallelujah.
I’m sorry I could never take you to The New York City.
I’m sorry I treated you with such ferocity.
But my baby’s gone now, it’ll never be the same.
An ache in my heart that refuses to fade.

It’s Raining Awards.

This is unbelievable! In my four day hiatus (sounds funny!) I’ve been nominated for three awards! Can you believe it? Me neither. Thank y’all amazing readers. I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Shambhavi from Ultimate Solace and AdiC from Inking The Thinking, who are both amazing bloggers, really talented with amazing write ups. And I was nominated for the The Real Neat Blog again, by the the interesting Savio at Theextramile. Thank you all very much. I’m so happy you like my blog.

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So here are 7 facts about me:

1. I’m in class 12, and it’s been an extremely hectic week for me.
2. I’ve got a younger sister who is extremely annoying because she loves One Direction.
3. I have no piercings (except ears), no tattoos and I don’t have colored hair but I’d love to have all three one day.
4. I recently dreamt that my friend got into IIT (yes, you Gavaran!) but she was so stupid that she declined her admission.
5. I’m still reading The General In His Labyrinth.
6. I am very competitive, but I want to change that to a positive way.
7. I got one item off my Bucket List last to last weekend. I’m yet to write about it.

The nominations are:

Caitlin at The Little Daydreamer
JD at The Happy Typewriter
Priyanka at Beatific Ray
A
purva at Banjarann
Chatterboxerr

Congratulations everyone. The rules for this award are:

1. Acknowledge the blog that has nominated you. That’s me!
2. Disclose 7 facts about you.
3. Nominate atleast 15 blogs for the same.

The rules for the Real Neat Blog Award are:

  • Insert the award logo onto your post.
  • Answer the seven questions they asked you.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Nominate other bloggers and ask them seven questions (let them know you’ve nominated them!)

The questions are:

1. What personal qualities do you hold most important in your life?
I feel that a person should be confident to stand up for himself. Humility is necessary, because being successful is easy. The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.
2. In life, do you think you are putting unnecessary pressure on yourself?
No. I feel that I am hardly putting any pressure on me, and that is worrying me. I’ve become very lackadaisical in the past few months. It’s a recipe for disaster. My parents are doing that for me. And I’m working on that step by step.
3. If there was one message you could give to the world, what would it be?

4. Money v/s Job Satisfaction at the workplace? What holds more importance and why?
A bit of both. As they say, your work is play if it is what you love. So job satisfaction is important. I you love what you work, and you work hard, money is bound to come your way. As the great Ranchordas Shamaldas Chanchad said, “Beta kabil bano kabil, Kamyabi to sali zak mar ke tumhare piche ayegi.” Follow excellence, success will follow you.
5. What is the one thing you would do and the one place you would be if you were invisible?
I’d take a flight to the Mumbai and enter SRK’s home and meet him personally.

Since I receive the award just a few days ago, I won’t have any nominees this time.

Thanks a lot for reading and appreciating my blog,

Akanksha 😀