Every Thursday, Jacqueline of A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales shares amazing pictures from her gorgeous Dubai neighborhood. Every week, she invites all of us to join in on this challenge. This week I decided to join in and share some of my pictures. Without further ado, here they are. The snow is melting away … Continue reading Echoes Of My Neighborhood!
I have been meaning to post this for a while, actually, ever since I got the notification from WordPress that I now have more than 500 WP followers! However, as usual, procrastination got the better of me and I kept delaying it. But no more delays, it is high time for me to thank you my … Continue reading Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
Every passing season presents us with a choice: To break the icy barriers and continue to flow And to live for the moment! This post is in response to The Daily Post's Weekly Photo Challenge, themed Seasons. I decided to post these pictures because I find them to be very inspiring. The first picture … Continue reading A Choice For All Seasons!
In her own words “Bring on the inundation of words, the celebration of those funny little keys that unlock the treasures of our minds. It’s the month of reading: as if we needed an excuse. Happy February, my friends!”
Happy Reading folks! 🙂
Image from Shelf Awareness
To read…what a gift.
Those funny black squiggles–do you remember when they turned into meaning? Turned into tiny keys that flew off the page and unlocked doors in your mind? There’s a magic moment, in a child’s life–the moment when she realizes the words she has memorized, those mysterious patterns, have life and heft and individual meaning. They leap at her, they draw him in: those children have entered the league of readers.
It’s a league of connection…for behind those hidden doors in our minds, whole worlds wait. Rowlings writes about Hogwarts, and we soak in her words, but the academy is already there. Rowlings’ words just open the door. Who knew that unwieldy castle lived within us, those gray and rickety stairwells, those lonely creaking hallways? We explore, with Harry, Hermione, and Ron, the terrain discovered in our minds.
We uncover whole continents of mind…
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I don’t re-blog as often as I would like to but some posts are just too good to not share! This article by Sandeept is one such post. Everyone who posts/comments on meaningless memes on Facebook and other social media must read this!
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I happened to see a photo on Facebook today. It said:
“Romeo died for love, Valentine died for love, Jack of Titanic, Samson from the Bible, Hercules, Achilles, and even Jesus died for love.”
And then it goes on to say that there is not a single woman who died for love. It challenges women to come with at least five names of women who died for love. I had a strange feeling towards this post. First I felt that it was a challenge to women. A few minutes later, I thought, “This post (most certainly made and circulated by men) is an example of stupidity. It was probably made by an arrogant teenager, who does not care the contributions of women in the world history and even in his life or an ignorant adult, who does not know anything.” But if it was intended to be a challenge, I…
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading A Year Gone By!
The first time I heard the word Planetarium was when I was about 8 years old when my parents took us on a trip to the local planetarium. I was not very interested in visiting until I entered the Planetarium. Walking into the theatre, I was in awe of the celestial beauty that was displayed … Continue reading The Bloody Moon!
Blogging is fun and a lot more when you add images, double that when the images are GIF! I recently published a post on my blog using about 10 gif images, my lovely blogger friends loved the post more because of the humorous images I chose to enhance my story. Such is the power of … Continue reading GIF Me How Now!?
A very well written article on the stereotyping of women by media!
Last 3 weeks of my life have been amazing! I got to interact with some really wonderful bloggers in the Blogging University. More than anything else, I value the friendship that I have established with these talented bloggers. It was truly an enriching experience and I am glad that it does not end, as we … Continue reading The Recognized Bloggers Community!
To Dream or Not to Dream - The distance between your dreams and reality!