Reflections #atozchallenge

As I sit down to write this, I wonder and miss, the eventful month that April was. It was my first time taking part in any blogging challenge, and I was not sure if I could even complete it. But I survived and I feel so satisfied with myself on being able to do so. I decided a theme, my favorite one- characters; scheduled a few posts and wrote some on the day itself; read so many bloggers, visited so many new and unique themed posts from around the world, felt inspired and motivated by more than a few. All in all it was a great experience, a whole some one.

Next time in April 2016, I hope to come up with another theme close to my heart, and schedule all the posts for better results. :D I would take this opportunity to all the bloggers who visited me, liked my posts, commented and encouraged me to keep it up. It truly means a lot. Thank you, wholeheartedly. What I liked about this challenge is it has very good scope for creativity, and brain storming. Be it fiction or non fiction, I have come across so many interesting takes on this challenge, in the month of April.

As you all know I love stories and characters. The fictional world is somehow my emotional support system. To survive through reality and be sane at the same time I need to escape to that world through novels and movies every once in a while. I draw my inspiration, motivation, zest for life and love from there. And the month gone by has brought me closer to some of my favorite characters that I keep going back to. It's an ever expanding world inside my head, ever increasing family and connections. I love them, and I thank the people behind this successful challenge for this great experience. 


Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

  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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