This post is for you!

This post is for all those amazing daddies out there!

This post is for those men who ain’t just a father but also a dad.

Dedicated to the men who kill their wishes in order to fulfil the outrageous demands of their little ones. Who go without bread in order to satisfy their kids hunger.

Dedicated to the men who return home each night, after a tiring day at the office, and make sure their little one is sound asleep. Who remove their shoes and tip toe into their room just to give them the “promised goodnight kiss”.

Dedicated to the fathers who bear the tortures of their “idiot-useless-and-dumb” boss, just to make sure their angels don’t face the harsh complexities of the weather. Who work hard not for themselves but for their innocent kids.

Dedicated to the daddies who go through thick and thin to ensure their daughter is safe and happy.

Dedicated to the fathers who let their funds go into a Harley, so that his son doesn’t face embarrassment before his friends.

Dedicated to the fathers in the old age home who never knew that the child they sacrificed for would turn into a horrendous wretch.

Dedicated to the fathers who lost their sons and daughters either on the border or in the hands of evil in laws.

Dedicated to the men who could never reap the fruit of fatherhood. Who were deprived of this gift of nature but would have given their heart and soul to be a dad.

Dedicated to the future dads out there, struggling in the hands of the cruel world.

But most importantly!

Dedicated to my papa who’s been there for me always. I know you never say …but you are there! Thank you for everything! And sorry…for the wrongs I’ve done so far!

Love you!

Happy fathers day to all 🙂

PS: I WANNA GO ANNONYMOUS !

Benefits of bilingualism

What is Bilingualism?

Bilingualism (Bi means two) means having full knowledge of speaking and/or writing another language apart from your mother tongue. Keep in mind, this term doesn’t extend to those who speak more than two languages; they are called multilingual.

Benefits of Bilingualism!

Bilingual people are known to posses the benefit of having the knowledge of two languages. But apart from this, recent studies prove, that bilingual people are better than monolingual in many aspects of life. Be it mental development or a healthier life, it is the bilinguals who have a lead.

There are people who seem to believe that the knowledge of two languages are harmful for the brains. They seem to think that the knowledge of another language suppresses the working of the brain, hindering the development. They think that the processing of the brain grows slower due to the simultaneous working of two systems.

But it certainly isn’t so! Recent studies show that when a child learns two languages, the two different sets of information are stored into two separated compartments. Both of them work simultaneously, and sometimes instances have been noted that the working of one language causes an obstruction for the other ending the person up in perplexity, but mostly this is helpful; I don’t mean the state of perplexity but the working of the two sets of languages together.

How? you may ask. And we’re precisely here to tell you how!

It is also seen that people who have been exposed to bilingualism since infancy are more benefitted compared to those who’ve stepped into the group at a later stage. Though, even they have advantages over the monolinguals but they aren’t as high as the older bilinguals.

Stating the benefits of bilingualism, we’ll go along exploring the reasons too!

Cognitive benefits!

As stated before, bilinguals have both the language systems active concurrently which results in them having to change from one to other at quiet a fast rate, this results in their cognitive brain being flexible and reflex. This consequences in the bilinguals to do calculations at a fast rate. They develop a much more logical brain and can understand mathematical concepts better. They could even come up with multiple solutions to a problem. All in all, cognitively they are very good, crossing monolinguals.

To prove this, a study was held in 2004 by psychologists Ellen Bialystok and Michelle Martin-Rhee. Monolingual and bilingual preschoolers were told to sit in front of computers provided with a page open which contained circles of red and triangles of green. They were told to place the circles and triangles in respective bins provided, first according to their colors and second according to their shapes. The bilinguals were able to do it at a much faster rate as compared to monolinguals.

Cultural benefits

Children belonging to bilingual households are able to maintain strong ties with both the communities. They are able to make friends in both the communities. An exposure to different cultures creates a heap of different sayings, knowledge of different idioms, poetry, movies, etc. in their minds. It also helps the person to have the knowledge of both the literatures, making him culturally rich.

Also, bilinguals are found to be much more adaptive. Because of the knowledge of different dialects, they develop a high self – esteem and confidence. In society, they are much more successful as compared to monolinguals and are able to communicate with a larger number of people, increasing their social circle. They can step out and be accepted in two diverse communities whereas monolinguals find it difficult to mix up with people whose language they don’t know.

Academic Benefits

Bilinguals have many intellectual benefits over monolinguals. They have better executive powers. They are seen to perform better in competitive exams. The reason as explored before is the reflexes of their brains!  They are able to pick new languages easily. It is easier for them to learn knew spectrums and facts due to the vast range of lingual they have. They are even seen to ignore misleading or useless pieces of information that could be a very strong benefit since an early age.

Also when they have to prepare projects, or turn in assignments based on research, bilinguals are more precise because they have a vast package of knowledge available to them.

In the end, the ones scoring more are bilinguals!

Employment Benefits

Better scoring means better job opportunities. Bilinguals have a wider range of jobs available to them. Also, companies prefer hiring bilinguals as it enables them to communicate with a wider range of people. So, being a bilingual can help you win a seat over your opponent! Yes, it also matters sometimes what kind of languages you speak, if they are regional languages or two languages of different nationalities. People efficient in foreign languages can employ themselves as teachers, translators, diplomats, etc!

Health related benefits

Bilinguals being healthier? Unbelievable right? But numerous researches lead to the results that bilinguals have a better cognitive control over monolinguals. And they also have less chances of developing Alzheimer. Usually, they develop it at a much later stage of life as compared to monolinguals.

Bilingualism- a simple ability to speak two languages can make you rise up in many realms of life! Who thought belonging to a bilingual household can be a factor of success? But lo and behold, it is!

The QUOTES Challenge: Day #3

Sorry! I couldn’t post this yesterday!!

Thanks hsampson for nominating me for the three day quote challenge!! You should check out his amazing blog The Power of Quantum Thinking! His write ups would make you think…think deep and think good!

The rules of the challenge go like (in hsampson’s words):

1. Post 3 of your favourite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart.

2. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.

3. Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you.


 We must be our own, before we can be another’s.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


My nominations : 

A Momma’s View A perfect mummy blog! She’s lovely with the write ups!

Samuel at Gilgal: His daily quotes are perfection!

Lucid Gypsy: I shouldn’t describe her. She’s just wonderful ❤

The QUOTES Challenge: Day #2

Quotes are a lovely way to remind one how challengingly easy life can be!

Thanks hsampson for nominating me for the three day quote challenge!! You should check out his amazing blog The Power of Quantum Thinking! His write ups would make you think…think deep and think good!

The rules of the challenge go like (in hsampson’s words):

1. Post 3 of your favourite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart.

2. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.

3. Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you.


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work! 

         -Thomas A. Edison


 My Nominations for today : 

FärgaregårdsAnna – Annas Art : She’s a remarkable artist ❤

Toward an Authentic me : You’d love the way she displays her thoughts! An amazing writer ❤

Dream Big Dream often : A beautiful message that needs your help to get spread 🙂

Happy Monday to all 🙂

The QUOTES Challenge: Day #1

I love quotes! I love how they express a huge idea into a few words!

Thanks hsampson for nominating me for the three day quote challenge!! You should check out his amazing blog The Power of Quantum Thinking! His write ups would make you think…think deep and think good!

The rules of the challenge go like (in hsampson’s words):

1. Post 3 of your favourite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart.

2. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.

3. Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you.


Here goes my favourite quote! (You’d already know this if you’ve been reading my blog for sometime!) :

We all in the game, just different levels…
Dealing with the same hell, just different devils.

    -jadakiss

It is actually what you might call a rap quote! You’d find it in “Big Dog Status,” The Champ Is Here! But it’s a quote neverthless and has stuck with me ever since I read it !


My nominations: 

Send Sunshine – Positivity shines bright in each and every post of hers!

Step Write up – Her poems are stunningly wonderful!

Comfy thoughts – His philosophical thinking is worth a salute

Keep reading! Keep loving! 🙂

Speed Reading Explained – How to Improve Your Reading Speed

Reading is one of the most prominent activities we do daily. You may think you don’t like reading or you are not a reader but just wait a minute and think it over – while reading a newspaper, or going through the contracts you’ve got to sign, or checking your mail, you are actually reading! Reading can also be marked as one of the most important work based skills.

Reading is important but also time consuming. If the speed of reading be increased, one can get that extra time he or she craves for to rest a bit more or complete other tasks.  So improving the reading speed is no doubt advantageous. The average reading speed is noted as 250-300 words per minute (wpm) but it really depends on the material and practice.

It is easier to achieve efficient reading that involves a good speed along with comprehension by breaking the faults in your reading habits.

Regression refers to skipping back to words you’ve read or lines you’ve already gone through. Avoid this as it can subsidize your understanding of the material. To avoid regression, pacers are used.

Sub vocalization is the habit of ‘speaking the word’ in your mind. Sometimes people do it sub consciously. It consumes as much time as you take while talking. By erasing this itself, you can speed your reading by a marvelous speed. To do this, just keep telling yourself that you won’t speak the word in your mind! You just won’t!

Other than these, inefficient eye motion, reading word by word and poor concentration can also be reason to your slow reading.

Now about speeding your reading – it is not a piece of cake to do so if you are a day dreamer. But if you are focused enough, it won’t be too difficult for you.

Regarding the things you’d need to get ready with – a timer, a pacer (i.e. a pen or a bookmark, your finger is enough at times) and a book!

Starting with the activity!study_techniques

  1. Get the average words per line: For this, count the number of words in five lines and divide it by five. The resultant will be your number of words per line on an average.
  2. Mark your timer for one minute and read in your normal comprehensive speed. Do not go faster or slower, just maintain your usual speed.
  3. Once you get the number of lines you read in one minute, multiply it by average words per line obtained in step one. This is your wpm rate
  4. Now use your pen or finger or marker as your tracker and pacer and read the lines in no more than one second. Don’t worry about comprehension; just try to read the line in one second.
  5. Now repeat step 4 but this time try to read a line in half a second. Do this for three whole minutes.

Basically, we take time to read as we don’t fully make use of our perceptual vision. For example, if you focus on the centre of the sheet, you can still make out the margins. When we read left to right, taking in the whole word fully, we also tend to read the margins that have nothing at all written over. This wastes about 30% – 50% of our reading time. To avoid that we’ll go on to our next step.

  1. For the subsequent minute, start reading but this time begin one word in from the first word and end at one word in from the last. Remember to take no more than a second per line. Again, do not worry about comprehension.
  2. For the next minute, begin from two words in from the first to two words in from the last word.
  3. Now begin from three words in from the first till three words in from the last. Carry this on for three minutes keeping half a second for each line.
  4. Now comes the final Here, you read for a minute at your fastest comprehension rate. Multiply the number of lines with the number of words per line obtained in step 1 and lo and behold! You have a new and increased speed of reading…congratulations!

Implications to keep in mind!

  • Practice is the name of the game! You can only perfect and maintain your speed by practicing thoroughly.
  • It is suggested that while going through legal contracts and other such stuff, you go slow and thorough. It is something important that demands hole of your attention.
  • Speed reading is a skill that mostly involves breaking poor reading habits like sub vocalization and regression.
  • Once you are over with the activity, remember that you read to understand and not just for speed!

Hope it helps!