Do your homework – Let your children dream

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Do your homework – Let your children dream

We hurried off to the station. After dropping our daughter off at her college and helping her move in to her hostel room, it was time for my husband and me to leave.

Getting into a college of choice is a big milestone in the life of a child.  At the same time letting go off your child is a strange experience, a little sad too for the parents. The thought that an ‘Empty nest’ awaits you can be upsetting. I prepared myself for quieter days ahead, with no nagging about food, sleeping late, clothes, cleaning, etc.

DoyourhomeworkAfter exchanging goodbye, we got on to the train, and in a while the train chugged out of the station. On my way back the memories of the day, when she first went to school swarmed through my mind. It seemed like it was only yesterday that we dropped our little girl to school for the first time. Fourteen years had elapsed in between. The little girl was now soon to be a young adult, rejoicing in her new-found freedom in the college, 2000 kms from home.

Years seem to have passed by in a jiffy! Suddenly, I felt a sense of immense satisfaction of having discharged a big duty towards the child.

That’s life!

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Morning ‘Love’

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Morning ‘Love’

A lovely click by fellow blogger Nandini makes a perfect muse for nature poetry.

6 Inspirational Quotes on Nation Building

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6 Inspirational Quotes on Nation Building

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Today as India celebrates its 67th Republic Day, the country honors the bravery of its martyrs and soldiers in the Republic Day Parade. For the first time in the history of  India’s Republic day Parade, a foreign (French) contingent has marched down Rajpath on this occasion. With the theme of women empowerment gaining traction, an all-women stunt contingent has performed during the event.

Here are  some quotes on Nation Building to capture the spirit of Republic Day. I was nominated  by Shweta M of BODHI  – an awesome spiritual blog interspersed with esoteric/ metaphysical concepts.

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A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Resilience of Nature and Life

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

 

Resilience in Adversity

Tiny

Tender shoots,

Outgrowths of an uprooted tree,

Stir and wake from a dormant state,

Thrusting their way up, crack open a hard

Stone surface; in search of sunlight,

They claim their right

To live

Resilience of Nature and Life !!

© Somali K Chakrabarti

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From Good to Gold Morning | Colgate 360

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From Good to Gold Morning | Colgate 360

Early morning the doorbell rang

Hearing it I woke up, to my feet I sprang

When I opened the door, what did I see?

A courier box delivered for me !!

girl brushing her teeth

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Black Dahlia

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By Somali K Chakrabarti

 

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Cryptic, enigmatic, 

Black  Dahlia, exotic like

allure of nightfall sky

 

Black Dahlia is actually a dark red or deep burgundy dahlia. When placed with other white flowers, it makes for a stunningly attractive floral arrangement.

 

A Haiku is a Japanese poem consisting of 17 syllables in 3 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the second.

 

Lei: A wreath for your soul  is a collection of short poems that combine elements of nature, philosophy, culture, science and spirituality. Take a peek here on Kindle Store.
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My Interstellar Voyage

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How do you feel when someone whose writing you admire tells you that they admire your posts?
Well that’s simple! You form a Mutual Admiration Society. 🙂
Introducing co-blogger Sunita Sriram, and her blog ‘mydigitaldiaries’. Sunita calls herself wacky, a lil weird and offbeat. Is she?
Read about her interstellar voyage traversing through the fast expanding galaxy of blogosphere, and find out for yourself.

The Age of Peace – Championing the cause of peace

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The Age of Peace – Championing the cause of peace

By Somali K Chakrabarti

What lures young people into terrorism? Can anything be done to prevent people from indulging in violence? Is it ever possible to establish peace in society?

I am sure, such questions must have risen an umpteen number of times in your mind whenever you would have heard or read about violent terrorist attacks. Such attacks are mostly  orchestrated by people who are brainwashed by radical organizations to carry out the acts of terror. The indoctrination, and involvement of youth in terrorism is a highly alarming trend that seems to have caught up all over the world from Nigeria, to Kenya, to Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Paris, and lately Pathankot.

The rising threat of terrorism leaves a common thread of concern across the world.

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Mother and Child

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Mother and Child

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Mother& Child, Jamini Roy

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A safe haven in

blue expanse, sitting enthroned

on his mother’s lap

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How these brands got their names

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“What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” said William Shakespeare.

Brand pundits today may not quite agree with Shakespeare though.  A lot of considerations and deliberation go into naming brands. A unique name or a familiar name that is simple easy to pronounce or spell, and is expressive as well, is known to improve brand awareness and brand recall. Some brands select names that appear on top in alphabetical listing. Brand names are mostly chosen to align with the essence of the brand.

Here’s how some of these well-known brands got their names:

 

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