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Call Of The Void #MondayMusings

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‘Call of the void’- a strange feeling when you think for a second about steering into oncoming traffic or jumping off a cliff for no reason—although you’d never do it. There is an expression in French for this-‘l’appel du vide’- an untranslatable expression, that loosely translates to ‘call of the void’. It is an instinctive urge to jump, let go, especially when one is close to the edge of a cliff or building. Insane desire of the unconscious mind. Perhaps just faulty messages that the brain sends when something is triggered. Yet it sends goosebumps when you realize what you were thinking a second ago. And no, it’s not suicidal. It’s just strange. Eerie.

And had it been more than just a second of thought, imagine the restraint that would have been required to rein the overpowering desire to unlock, open the door of the car and take the plunge. It’s overwhelming and draining. The urge to look straight into the mind’s lures—that particular vision of oneself rolling down the road and pu…

Aerogramme: Verses with a slice of life #BlogChatterEbook

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About the Book:

Aerogramme is a collection of the poems that have been read in poetry groups. Blame the group members if you find these ramblings nonsensical. Written in her journal, the poems are signposts along the journey called ‘everyday’. This is an attempt to recapture the thoughts over a period of the years she lived away from home yet moved closer to it.
My Review:

As the title suggests, it is a letter sent through air mail, snaps of life and jottings of memories. It is borne of nostalgia, from reminisces of the city the author lived in and other fond memories. I have been curious about what a poetry group must be like, a community that encourages and constantly gives you the much-needed feedback on your creative works. These verses took flight in Poetry Reading sessions in Secundrabad Poetry Club, that Nivedita was a part of. She recaptures time and events over the years through poetic verses, the only way to move closer to home while living away from it.
I am drawn to spoken …

Being a Part Of An Ebook Carnival #BlogchatterEbook

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I take on the baton of Blogchatter Ebook Carnival from Gayatri whose Ebook " Off Beats" is also a part of the mix.


About Gayatri's Ebook 
This book offers insights into how author through her own life drew a learning to travel and explore more. Her experiences helped us elevate her own living style. She hopes this book will inspire you to travel, as an individual as well as a couple, family since there is rarely a better way to learn more about the world and the wonderful creations of nature including the most intriguing ones – people.
“Do you wish to be a published author? Harbor a dream to build a legacy that lasts beyond you?” These were the lines that grabbed my attention sometime in March 2017 when the BlogChatter Writing Festival started off. It was a writing festival with monthly themes, where bloggers connected and collaborated with one another on learning about the various facets of a writer’s life. We got to know many first-hand experiences about the publishing …

Ruminations

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Some people have an uncanny knack of looking through you. You cannot hide your thoughts, the workings of your mind from them. Your innermost ruminations are known to them. Your deepest desires are seen by them clearly. They just need to have an eye contact and they can see you. The real you. You can't get away with pretense. You cannot disguise in front of them. You cannot be safe in your fake cocoon when they are around. You are being watched.

Are You Flowing With The Tide? #MondayMusings

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We fit ourselves in the new shoe. The feet adjust to contain themselves within its boundary through the pain of shoebites inthe first wear. Else, the shoe changes its shape according to our feet.
In a new surrounding, is it us who become attuned to the team, the workings of the group, the fraternity. Is it us who adjust our own frequency to match that of the people around us, or is it vice versa? Does the group get accustomed to us? Or is it both ways, each trying to match the others’ thought process, deciding factors, opinions, and views until all eventually fit in the samemould. Is this the science of belonging?
We attune our lives according to the natural frequency of our surroundings. Then we adjust to change. If we protest or fight against change- the workings of our peripheries- it hurts us.
We, humans, are similar to the musical instrument that needs tuning depending on who is playing it, for which type of music.
Do we make the patterns or do we fit into patterns ourselves? So do w…

Dark Brew : A dark humor

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Dark Brew is a film by Akash Goila, produced by Aashish Sachdeva, starring Vinay Pathak, Sheetal Thakur and Shibani Bedi. Akash is an Indie film and TV series Producer, Director and a renowned Public Speaker. He’s the founder of TalkWiz, a club that deals with Professional Speakers and their brand creation and marketing. He’s also associated with The Actor’s Studio, a recruitment agency for film, theater and television series.Akash is a visionary entrepreneur and film director who wishes to transform the short filmmaking scene by launching short theaters in India and transform the way filmmaking is done at grass root levels via his and Aashish Sachdeva's brand Filmeraa.
Vinay Pathak is a well-known actor in Indian television and movies. He has starred in many films like ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’, ‘Bheja Fry’, and ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’, etc. His career graph is a long one. In this film, he plays the pivotal character around whom the story revolves.
Sheetal Thakur began her acting career …

Why Biopics Are THE Thing Of Today #BOLLYGUPSHUP

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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the biopic on the life of the renowned athlete Milkha Singh, lovingly known as ‘The Flying Sikh’ went on to earn 100 crores. Paan Singh Tomar, the story of an athlete turned rebel, went on to win the Best Feature Film in the 60th National Film Awards. Mary Kom, the journey of a boxer to win the 2008 World Boxing Championship, won the title of The Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 62nd National Film Awards. Shahid, the movie based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi who was assassinated in 2010 in Mumbai, went on to win the National Film Award For Best Actor and Best Director at the 61st National Film Awards. Dirty Picture, the biopic on the controversy-courting South Indian actress Silk Smitha garnered applauds from the audience and critics alike. Dangal, the biographical sports drama that portrays the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat who teaches his two daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat wrestling, who become Indi…