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The Play of Consciousness

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Our own consciousness plays numerous games- one cannot distinguish when one is totally conscious or is subconscious or unconscious. An illusion creates itself in each of these phases. When you are conscious, this illusion lasts longer; when subconscious, illusion is a bit shorter in length. But the illusions are the best when unconscious. We call the conscious world as reality; the subconscious world as imagination (or daydream); and the unconscious world as dream. But the true fact is that all of them are illusions indeed. When you are wide awake, alert, and in the present; you say that you are in the real world. But when deep in sleep, even dreams appear and feel as real as that. Only after you wake up, you realize that it was but a dream. So, then what is the conclusion? The conclusion or the inference- as we call it is that, thoughts make the world we live in. Remember that story “Going Places”, prescribed in ISC syllabus. In Sophie’s case, her imagination or subconscious worl

Thoughts in Bits and Pieces

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Life goes on. Time accelerates; it never makes a reverse journey. Past is past- lost forever? It can only be alive in the memories and albums and diaries. We possess so many things sometimes, all that make us remember the past, both happy and sad times. Slam books, hall tickets, bills, posters, autograph books, write-ups, and pages from an old notebook, gift wrappers, pen caps, pencil stubs, blunt sharpeners… and many more. We are emotional beings. Family, friends, and all the things that give us emotional support are close to our heart. The pet dog that gives a peaceful company in the daily evening stroll, the roses in the garden- we cling to almost every little pleasure as if it is our last bit of happiness. ((((( There are certain things in this world- certain things in particular that make me take deep breathe. Things that make me feel immense awe and wonder…thrill ecstasy… Those that make me feel the unknown…a feeling of joy so profound that…o...it’s indescribable

Demi Lovato - Gift Of A Friend - Official Music Video **with lyrics on S...

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This song is one of my favorite songs on friendship..

A Day will Come

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A day will come When your heart will rush You will feel a feeling New altogether Your steady eyes will wander Through the crowd Searching that perfect face That was not even A part of your day, yesterday But today, is your life That perfect face For whom your heart beats, Who makes your world complete, You realise Is already staring at you From within the crowd A river of feelings brush against you A satisfaction of being missed A longing quenched suddenly A sense of being happy Arrived so unexpectedly A sense of chagrin that spreads When you notice You are basking in that unhindered gaze That prolonged eye lock That makes your heart flutter And you are unable to pull back your eyes You feel the heat rushing up to your cheeks And that perfect face smiles at your blush Turning his gaze down To your relief. Your day is done Every breeze feels soothing Every flower seems beautiful Every moment is happy, happier Your world is changed Now someone occu

Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

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  Queeristan (Amazon Link) Thanks to Audible Free Trial I listened to this amazing non-fiction on LGBTQ inclusion in Indian workplaces. Author Parmesh Sahani identifies as gay Indian, working closely with Godrej higher management and employees for years to create an inclusive workplace, both legally and in spirit. This book is a result of those years of experience, research, collaboration with individuals from difference spectrum of the society and organizations who has successfully transitioned into a queer friendly one.   Indian history is inclusive. From the Khajuraho temple architectures, to Konark to the Rig Veda, there is existing proofs even 2000 years ago of Indian inclusiveness of queer. It’s the draconian British law that criminalised it, which was scraped in 2009, came into effect once again following a sad judgement in 2013 and eventually was scraped off for good in 2018. I am in awe of the lawyers who fought this legal battle- colleagues and partners – Arundhati Katju

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