Sunday 22 January 2017

गर नहीं तुम...

गर नहीं तुम साथ तो क्या जिंदगी नहीं...,
तेरी आमद से पहले भी तो जीते थे हम...!

गर नहीं तुम साथ तो क्या जिंदगी नहीं...,
क्यों पल पल तड़पे हम,फिर क्यों पल पल तरसे...!

जिंदगी तो जिंदगी है,चलती ही जानी हैं...,
गर नहीं तुम साथ तो क्या जिंदगी नहीं...!

नहीं जो तुम संग तो वक़्त ना रुका ना रुकेगा...,
गर नहीं तुम साथ तो क्या जिंदगी नहीं...!

जो हम ना होंगे तो भी वक़्त ना थमेगा...,
गर नहीं तुम साथ तो क्या जिंदगी नहीं...!!!


Thursday 12 January 2017

Lost in No Where

I thought it was a dream I was in., first I thought it wasn't real..,
And it's really how I feel.., but the pain really hurts...!
And so do all of the tears.., memories keep coming back again and again..,
Your voice echoed.., and as quick as the smile came, it disappears quickly...!
Because you always held my hand..., I don't know what is happening...!!

What I don't understand..., you said you would never let go..,
Many of them broken..., so many of promises you made...!
Feels like I'm choking each minute.., Lost and confused,
Now I can't find my way..., lot of things I did not say...!!

It felt like a bounce back, you thrown me but not only that...,
I always seem to come back ..., every time you throw me...!
Back to you.., back to pain.., but the pain really hurts...,
You're not the same anymore..., nothing has changed...!!

Because I don't know where to start.., I cannot start over...,
When someone breaks your heart.., I guess that is what happens...!
Our dreams, why can't I follow you..., if we are supposed to follow...,
I wish you were lost without me too..., because now I am so lost...!!!


Wednesday 4 January 2017

Questionnaire with Sujata Parashar

So, for this month  featuring  author from Indian Literary                                 world  is Sujata Parashar 

Can you tell us a little about yourself? Your profession and your hobbies!!
I’m a curious person. I like to explore, question and seek. Because of my army bringing up, I have imbibed a few basic traits you associate with the army and which could be quite irritating at times especially in the creative arena. The prominent of them being; my sense of punctuality and straightforwardness. I appreciate simplicity, fair - play and open-mindedness in others. I’m grateful for everything that I’ve in life but most of all for my parents; they’re my pillars of strength. I’m proud of my son, Lokevidu – a sensible, sharp and sensitive boy.  Besides writing, I like to talk, try out different world cuisines, listen to music, and love traveling.

1.     How did you first get involved in with writing, are you an imaginative person?
Yes, I’m a highly imaginative person and that is, perhaps, the only reason that I was enchanted and pulled into the world of creative writing. Writing for me is a medium to explore, express, entertain, and engage with myself and the world. My first book, ‘In Pursuit of Infidelity,’ happened by sheer luck. And what more, I wasn’t ready to receive so much attention and accolade for that book and the others that followed. It helped me recognise and appreciate a part of me that lay neglected all these years.  

It was while doing a social project, I got the seed idea for my first book and without thinking why I wanted to put it into the paper I began writing. Soon I realised it was turning into an engaging tale and I wanted to share it with my friends and others. Without delay, I took the next step and approached a few reputed publishers. Rupa and co. agreed to publish the book and that’s how my literary journey began.

2.     What do you find most challenging about your writing?
My greatest challenge is to clearly express my thoughts. While my storytelling abilities is my strength, I find my style of writing lacking the persuasion and articulation that I admire in many of my contemporaries. However, I understand that this is a gradual process and I must pursue it relentlessly if I want to go from good to great.

3.     What do you do when you are not writing?
I call myself a professional gypsy. In the late nineties, after completing my post-graduation in travel and tourism management, I started my career in the civil aviation sector and worked with a European Airline, SAS. A lot of the credit to what I’m today goes to my experience at SAS. After my marriage, when I shifted to Singapore, I worked for a Business Resort and simultaneously completed my Masters in Human Rights. Later, when I moved back home, I joined the social sector which I’d had a brush with even before leaving India and had done short stints with two reputed NGOs of the country although working in different areas, Prerana and ACCORD. 

Upon my return to India, I was invited by Empowering Minds, a Delhi-based NGO, which focuses in the areas of Mental Health and Education, on their executive board. I started working with them also on a project to project basis. Currently, I’m a national trainer & a lay psychosocial worker for one of their important mental health projects for the bleeding disorders community.  I also do freelance writing for various other institutions, corporate houses, and literary magazines, online journals et al. 

4.     How do you keep coming up with material/content for your story?
I don’t have an appropriate response to that. It just happens. A word, a sight, a situation…anything can trigger the imagination and a story starts taking shape in my mind. But curiously there’ve been times when I felt like giving up and then somehow I got a clue on how to proceed. See, I believe we’re all gifted. This is my gift and I’m fortunate I recognised it and now using it to engage and entertain people.

5.     Any specific tips you have for new writers who want to make it big in the world of published books?
If you’re seriously passionate about writing don’t look at other writers. You can read them, admire their work but please don’t imitate them or let them overwhelm you. Instead, focus on yourself. Give your best to the world. Mind you, give your best!

6.     What’s the best thing a writer can give to his readers?
From a fiction writer’s perspective, a good story. A story that’ll transport the readers to another world and make them forget their worldly – woes for a while and just enjoy that time they spend reading the book. From a poet’s perspective, something to evoke deeper emotions and feel connected to other fellow – beings and understand their joys and sorrows. This could happen even with prose. But poetry has the power to nudge, touch and heal a heart almost immediately with a few well - chosen words strung together in the form of a verse.

7.   A lot of people are interested in writing for the money earning potential. What are some tips for people interesting in making money from writing? What are some realistic expectations in regards to what can be made?

It is a well – known fact that most writers don’t earn much. The situation is even grimmer in current times. A full – time writer has to work doubly hard to earn her bread and butter. It is always better to have a stable job. Even if it is a job in the publishing/writing industry.

8.    What motivates you most in life?
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things, children, and Mother Nature.

9.  The majority of the readers tend to take sides due to religion and such other considerations.

Don’t like to talk about this matter.

10.     What is the story behind the name of your book?
My next book is a story of the triumph of human spirit against all odds. In this case, that of a woman who rises from the ashes to reclaim her life.

11.    What are your views on increasing plagiarism?
Any creative person will agree that stealing someone else’s ideas or work and passing it off as one’s own is wrong and must be condemned. However, in this increasingly digitalized era, it is easier for writers and others in the creative field to poach other people’s work or ideas without remorse. Some don’t even consider it stealing. Just a tweak here and a word change there and they happily accept it as their own work. But just like staying in someone else’s beautiful house doesn’t make one the owner of that house similarly lifting other people’s ideas doesn’t make them the creator of that work. By doing so, the only person they fool is themselves.

Monday 2 January 2017

Essential to add in dresser (Men or Women) -Talc

Even though today talcum powder has got a backseat and has been replaced by EDU’s and deodorants, still it always has a longing impact on almost all. It happened to be an indispensable item in everyone’s grooming essentials.  This talcum powder is made from talc, a very soft and smooth mineral made up primarily of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. It has a innumerable of favorable properties. It is one such a product, which absorbs the moisture very well and helps cut down on abrasion, also minimizes the generation of sweat in body, helps in relief for heals cracked heels and also prevents the spread of the microbial infections. Here are the some of the benefits of talcum powder for men and women.

Cinthol Cool Talc

1 – Acts as a Moisture Absorbent

Talcum powder works as a brilliant source of absorbing moisture and reduces friction, thus minimizing sweat production, and preventing fungal infections. It makes the skin dry and is a cure to the various skin related complications. It also helps to do away with excessive sweating condition as well. It helps to keep you tranquil and cool. It helps you to get rid of the tainted sweat odor as well. Instead, it imparts a sweet whiff. It is a wonderful resource of antiperspirant.

2 – Works as a Dry Shampoo

Another superb application of talcum powder is that it can be used to eliminate the oil and grease from the hair. During summer, your hair tends to get more oily and greasy. The wonderful way to make your hairs appear dry, shampooed and freshly washed is by sprinkling some powder on the comb and running it through your hair to the roots. In addition of imparting freshness, the powder will pass on a wonderful smell as well.

3 – Treats Bedsores

Well, it also providing solution to the painful and prickly bedsores is yet another major benefit of applying talcum powder. It has anti-microbial and moisture absorbing uniqueness. It is used to treat the infection caused due to lying in a scrupulous position for several days. Applying helps in keeping the infected skin dry and free it from moisture. As soon as a person starts getting bedsores, clean the skin thoroughly and apply talcum powder at least twice a day. Dryness helps in stopping the infection from spreading to the other areas of the body. It also gives a cool feeling thus relieving the person from feeling impatient or burning sensation. It helps to heal bedsores and other microbial infections completely.

4 – To Remove Grease Stains

Talcum powder removes dark greasy stains as well. Be it on the clothes or the carpets, it helps to assuage the stains successfully. The powder acts as a source to absorb the stains and grease and remove them quite easily. The next time there is a stain, just sprinkle an amount of talcum powder with a cotton ball and dab the powder on the grease. After some time rub it methodically and it will get lighten slowly till it disappears.

5 – Freshens up Drawers and Closets

Often the drawers and closets smell stuffy and suffocating during summer. Talcum powder is the best resolution in this case. Sprinkle some talcum powder in a jar or dish. Keep the jar or dish in the closet. You can also put some quantity of powder in a packet and place the packet in the drawer. The drawers and closets will smell completely refreshing owing to the dampness removing properties of the talcum powder.

Beside these 5 benefits, it also has its relevance in preventing chaffing, easing the pain caused due to waxing and feeling refreshing. Friends, don’t throw your talcum powder away. It is one of the essential items of your daily use.

Choose from the various variants of best talcum powder for men and women to get superior germ protection to keep your skin healthy and glowing all day long. Use Cinthol Cool Talc, stay active all day long!