Here’s a peek-a-boo to a story I want to complete (but sadly don’t get the time!). How do you think it is? I’d love to read your comments (criticism expected!)  

The beginning of a long story … 

He gazed at her mesmerizing black eyes, now clouded with the pain of separation. His own eyes threatened to flood at any moment…

He knew she felt the pain, he felt her heart break into pieces! But her words were harsh, and lashed into his already hurt heart with a force no storm could exert!

“You are a roadside loafer with no standards! And me? I am a renowned writer! I am going off to IIE Delhi in a few days! And you? You are not even a graduate where boys of your age start their own business…! You are nothing Sameer! Nothing in front of me…”

The rest of it was lost in a whirl of emotions as he tried to keep himself composed. A moment later, he saw her turn haughtily and trot back towards her two wheeler, parked where she always parked it! In a minute she was gone…

And with her, went away his heart!

What about that 4 year old relationship they’d been in! What happened to those consistent remarks she gave about him being the cutest person on earth! What happened to those promises of loyalty, to those hugs filled with whispers of never parting?

He looked around himself, blinking back tears that stung those usually expressionless eyes, eyes that claimed to be read by her and only her!
He bashed a fist against the tree he stood under, the tree that provided cover for millions of their kisses.

A loafer! He was a loafer?


But he wasn’t just any loafer…

He was a loafer in love…or rather a loafer hurt in love!

Tips for Standup Comedy

To make a soul laugh is a place in heaven secured! As easy as it may seem, it is not so! It is very easy to laugh but make someone laugh? Nada…it needs some talent! And here we are to learn some tricks and foster some tips!ArtofBeingMe-Header21

Let’s start with stand up comedians-what are they? Well they are just comedians performing for a live audience!

If you’re thinking where to begin, let me tell you that you’ve got to begin from the starting! And step one involves observing! Yes, observe top class comedians and try to develop the right attitude. And learn from the criticism encountered by them. That’s the best teacher…criticism! And take it lightly, instead of aggravating you because of criticism, change yourself!

Next comes listening to yourself. Record yourself and listen to it. See how you turn out to be and then apply some self – criticism. As stated before, criticism is the best teacher. You need to study the audience too. So for that look at your gestures, see how fast or slow you go. Check your fluency ad make yourself presentable!

In the process remember to never ever copy! If the audience catches you, your carrier is ruined, mark my words! So be original and creative.

Also pay attention to the ethnicity of the crowd you’ll be addressing, their regional and religious beliefs, etc!

Keep these points in mind while writing your script:

  1. Start with a rough script. Write down the odd or funny events of your life. Or any other instance you find funny, just note it down.
  2. Insert characters in your script if you want. Then go about modifying it. Add jokes and humor quotes as they strike you. Make the script funny but not overly so.
  3. Add some successions and antagonistic ideas. But remember not to hurt anyone’s intentions.
  4. Play your script. See what visually you’ll look like. Take help of props needed. Then correct the script according to your needs.
  5. Then comes the final step, memorizing the script. If you stutter, stammer or forget lines in between, you’ll surely make the audience laugh but not on your jokes rather on yourself!

You can echo some famous quotes like these:

  • Why do people give each other flowers? To celebrate various important occasions they are killing living creatures? Why restrict it to plants, “Sweetheart, let’s make up. Have this deceased squirrel.” – Jerry Seinfeld.
  • A woman’s mind is as complex as the contents of her handbag; even when you get to the bottom of it, there is always something at the bottom to surprise you. –Billy Connolly
  • You know, marriage is making a big comeback. I know personally that in Hollywood people are marrying people they never married before. – Bob Hope
  • Jesus died for our sins. So the least we can do is give him good ones. –The Umbilical Brothers
  • I’d be more likely to pick up the Bible if, as well as the classics, it also contained ‘The Ten Commandments of Avoiding a Full Body Search at Customs’ or ‘The Ten Commandments of the Express Lane at the Supermarket’. –Wil Anderson

So spark up the souls! Make people laugh and do some good deed! These tips are for you to follow, but in the end, your talent plays an important role. As Einstein said, “If you judge a fish on its ability to run or a rabbit on its ability to swim, he’d spent whole of his life believing he’s an idiot”. So if you’re not made of comedy stuff, don’t even try!

The sunshine award <3

So once again, congratulate me everyone! I just received the sunshine blogger award by hsampson – a great blogger. He’s one of the best of the bloggers I know and m really grateful to him! Thanks 🙂  Check out his awesome blog !

This is an award to appreciate the bloggers who bring a sunshine in your life!

So here are the rules (in hsampson’s words):Palolem_sunset
1) Thank the person that nominated you
2) Answer the questions you were given by the person who nominated you
3) Nominate some other bloggers for this award
4) Write the same amount of questions to the bloggers you have nominated
5) Notify the bloggers you have nominated

My answers to his questions:

 1.- What is your biggest fear?

Loosing the people I love…specially my parents. Also, I’m afraid of failure in life!

2.- What makes you feel happy faster?

Well,  there are many things! But nothing is a delight greater than a good book, coffee and complete solace.

3.- What are you doing tomorrow?

My school will remain closed tomorrow coz it’s Id-ul-fitr! So I’ll be attending my coaching class at 10 in the morning and then head for my friend’s house to congratulate her on the occasion! And then – I dunno, I’ll try n sort out my messy academic life maybe!

4.- Why do you have a blog?

Because I need a break from the ridiculous realities of life!

My nominees:

Secretive Writer 

The fickle heartbeat

Husband and husband

My questions:

  1. Was there ever a turning point in your life? If yes, then what was it?
  2. Describe your dream holiday destination.
  3. Do you think geeks and nerds should be despised? 
  4. Do you think life is fair?

Thanks again hsampson 🙂 ! Happy Id to all! Stay blessed !

Super heroines!

They were the “weaker clan”, the “ones who manage the heart and the hearth”, the ones who were thought to be of no importance. Even as they struggled to get  position in the society, they had been discouraged. These were the WOMEN of our country.

Rani lakshmi bai, Rani durgavati, Savitribai, Mother Teressa, were all women who eluded the tortures of the society by fighting with their warrior spirit in their own brave or tender way. They changed the course of actions that could have changed from bad to worse.

One such woman whose actions never fail to inspire me was Savitribai. A salute to the ever gay spirit of her that still dances one earth with the name of “Kavya Phule” and “Bhavan kashi subodh ratnakar”.

A deprived daughter, a young bride, and an unfortunate Indian to be alive during the rule of British in India, Savitribai Jyotirao Phule, was a blessing to the girls and women of India in the 19th century.

Just like every other girl unfortunate enough to be born during that time, Savitribai was deprived of education and was married off at the age of nine. But life never gives you something you don’t deserve, (one may take it positively!) and so was the case with Savitribai. Her husband Jyotirao was one of the most understanding, intellectual and broadminded of men. He educated her, helped her achieve her dreams and was a constant fuel to her fire of imagination.

Not many girls today know about the sacrifices she’s made. Most of us are unaware of the stones showered on her, and a fewer still of us are aware of the taunts and boycotts she has faced. And the reason for this societal torture was that she had decided to take the initiative to open the first girls’ school; that she had decided to be the first lady teacher in that girls’ school; that she had let go of the cast based distinctions; that she had knocked down doors of discrimination based on gender.

She was a woman who changed the history of India, who changed the view point OF girls and ON girls. She strived hard to make the lives of women easier and better. Not just that, she dug wells for the untouchables, fought against most of the social evils haunting the so called ‘lower classes’ as well as the ‘weaker gender’. She did all she could to erase depression and backwardness.

She was a feminist. But more importantly, she was a female! A female who had the guts to bring about a revolution, but a female with no liberty. She was a contrast to those present day woman who, despite of being in the 21st century, live in the 19th century. She was a lesson to those who still hesitate to educate their girls, who still want to marry their girls at their tender teenage. She was an inspiration, and always will be, to those who are born rebels; to those who have the ardent desire to be of service to this world.

Each and every one of the woman mentioned above (and many more who aren’t) had done their part. They had played their roles in the theatre called life to the best of their abilities. And as they departed, they left a message for us all – that we are the writers of our own future.

Today, we can decide and be that sassy girl on the cover page of a fashion magazine – yes the one who will be replaced tomorrow by another sassy figure – or we can strike the match of diligence and write the history by changing our future.

Women, and always will, play a vital part in the synthesis of this earth. Keeping this in mind, I beckon every female to keep the torch alight. Remember, the victory is never easy, but it isn’t impossible!

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The starlight award again !!

A huge thanks to Alexandra write now for once again nominating me for this gorgeous award! I guess it’s needless for me to add that you MUST check out her amazing blog! (You’d fall in love with her the moment you read!)

To know more, just click onto her name! This Award is created to highlight and promote Inspiring Bloggers.

The rules go like:

Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
Answer the 3 questions given to you.
Please pass the award on to 6 or more other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.
Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog please never alter the logo and never change the rules.

This Award is created to highlight and promote Inspiring Bloggers.

Nominations Rules:  Nominate your 6 favorite bloggers! In your nominees I would like for you to think at the light emanating from the stars the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you a true STARLIGHT Blogger.

My answers:

1. What is your favorite thing to write about?
Ans: Fiction ❤ I love anything that explores the inner space of my mind! It is amazing how I can write down the most ridiculous wishes in the form of stories…and the best pat is when people enjoy it!

2. If you have traveled, what was your favorite place to visit? If you haven’t traveled, where do you want to go?
Ans : Well, I’ve travelled a lot but inside the boundaries of India. My favourite place since a long tym has been the temple town of Puri in Odisha, India. The attraction of that place is the harmonious synchronisation of one of the most prestigious Temple’s of India with the wild yet beautiful sea. The sea beaches there are better than any other place I’ve been too (yes I’ve been to Goa!)….!

3. What is something about you that would surprise someone?
Ans: I’m crazy for Zayn Malik (no murmurs please!)

My nominations

  1. OY30’s blog
  2. Blissfully informed Hippie Chick
  3. But I smile anyway 
  4. Meals are on wheels
  5. PPM Blog
  6. The chatter Blog

My questions:

  1. Do you believe in magic?
  2. What’s your favourite movie?
  3. What are your views on this theory : God (the one with miraculous powers) was just an alien who descended on earth and since he was different, we started following him!?

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Building Family Relations – Top Tips To Win Over Your Beau’s Parents

First impression is the last impression, they say and most probably this is the saying that comes to your mind when you’re meeting your guy’s parents for the first time – or maybe you’re so nervous that nothing comes to your mind! Never mind!

You want to leave a lasting impression on them and want to win over your boy friend’s parents, whereas you don’t want them to think you’re artificial. Well, we’re here to help you with that. Just follow these pointers and I’m sure you’ll have an excellent meeting ahead!

  1. Be courteous, be original: It’s not to be specified that you’ve got to be polite and respectful, but don’t show off. Introduce yourself with a smile and a handshake, address them by using prefixes like Mr. and Mrs., and be ladylike! Keep your show of affections towards your beloved to the minimal level. Be sure you don’t stay late night, if you’re at your guys house offer to wash the dishes and other stuff. Avoid probing into family scenarios and keep your conversations to the surface level – light and friendly.Broken_Heart
  2. Don’t get too congenial: It is probable that you’ll try to or want to get as close to the parental unit as soon as possible. But remember that it takes time for one to gain the others trust, so keep your emotions at bay and don’t throw yourself at them. You need not expect the same treatment they give their son to be directed towards you too, coz after all you’re still a newbie, a third party in the family. Also, you need to find out whether or not they are comfortable with hugs and stuff and if they like being called by their first name or not. The best way to know that is either asking your boy friend himself or waiting for them to hug you first and give you the green light for using first names. But till then, preserve your manners.’
  3. Take your notes beforehand: You need to ask your guy all about his family like what his parents do, where your boy friend grew up, where’s mom’s maiden home, so that you can come up with interesting topics to talk about. Silence would make things awkward during the meeting, and you babbling away about yourself would pull the trigger on vanity. So avoid talking about yourself a lot and focus on them.
  4. Observe: While with the family, sit back and observe them to get an idea of the picture. See how Mom and Dad talk to each other, note if your boy’s their favorite sibling, notice if the family maintains distance with some particular relative. This will tell you volumes about them. Also check if they are interested in what you say or not. If you are at his house, surroundings can tell you loads too.
  5. Dress appropriately: No revealing please, i.e. if you don’t want your boy friend’s parents spreading about that you dress in strips. Avoid wearing too short skirts, low cut tops, low waste jeans, skin tight outfits …you get the picture. Also, if your beau’s parents are believers of beauty in simplicity, there’s no sense in putting on a fashion show with loud makeup and garish clothes. Keep it down a bit, light make up and an attire considered by both you and your guy is the best. If you’re meeting up at his house, a sweater with a skirt minimum an inch or two above your knees with low heels work best. If outside, choose according to the location.

So best of luck girl and have a good time!

The starlight bloggers award!

Hello everybody! Good morning good morning! Yeah m finally awake!

And so I’ve gotta do a lot of catching up….

And I’d begin with thanking hsampson for a really intresting nomination : the starlight bloggers award! Thank you so much hsampson! You should all check out his extremely magnificent blog! Head on to his blog The power of Quantum Thinking to know WHAT this award is!

Still…here are the rules:

Thank and link back to the person who nominated you for the award.
Answer the questions set to you and then you may create your set of questions for your nominees.
Nominate other bloggers.

The answers to questions by him:

1. Who made you discover the starlight within you?
Ans: My parents.

2. What would you say.. is your starlight gift for others?
Ans: That’s tough! Well I hope that it is. I write hoping for a change. Even a minute positive change would be a great fruit of my efforts! The world, in now way, is what I dream of it to be! But yes, it has a wonderful potential to be what it should be ….i hope I could influence everybody in a good way once! 

3. What is your biggest dream?
Ans: I want a change! Lol! Yes …and I want to leave a huge impact on everybody I know! I want my parents to be proud of me! But above all…I want to live a life that most people consider fictitious! 😉 

I would like to nominate:

Simple head girl 

Adi, the happy lifeaholic


My questions:

  1. What do you think is THAT quality in a person that makes him or her a perfect inspiration?
  2. Why do you write?
  3. Who is the most impactful ( I know the word doesn’t exist!)  person in your life?