About Scribble and Scrawl

Hello there! Welcome to Scribble and Scrawl.

Somali K Chakrabarti

 

 

I am Somali K Chakrabarti – an avid blogger and a social media enthusiast, with an appreciation for nature, language, art and culture. An Engineer with management qualification, I have been writing extensively, blogging and building online communities. After having worked in the corporate sector for sixteen years, I am now pursuing my passion for scribbling and scrawling to create meaningful content.

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Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. ~ William Plower

Blogging, I find, is an excellent medium of self-expression that gives a boost to creative thinking. My Aha! moment from blogging came when I received the best blogger award from Mr Vikram Chandra and Mr Amitabh Bachchan for NDTV Cleanathon and got an opportunity to contribute to the cause.

Banega Swachh India - Best Blogger Award
Receiving Award at Banega Swachh India NDTV Cleanathon

 

Scribble and Scrawl is a smart and savvy Lifestyle blog 

Balance, peace, and joy are the fruits of a successful life. ~ Thomas Kinkade

As we grow, our responsibilities towards self and others increase. We need to be socially and financially savvy, be worldly wise, create good relationships, maintain proper health, and cope with the ups and downs of life. This seems like quite a long list but it doesn’t stop at that. We also need to broaden our horizon, balance career demands with self-fulfillment, expand our sense of purpose and strengthen our connection with the society and the environment around us.

A smart way of living is aimed at making our life more efficient, controllable, productive, integrated and it contributes to a well-balanced personality and overall well-being. A savvy lifestyle helps us to nurture our mind, body and spirit, know where our priorities are, and to develop a positive attitude. 

Echoing this philosophy, Scribble and Scrawl is a blog with ideas and approaches for balanced and smart living and savvy and sustainable lifestyle, written with an aim to:

  • Inspire, motivate, help readers in their personal development
  • Give savvy ideas for managing personal finances
  • Share experiences of travel and expose readers to different heritage and cultures
  • Stimulate imagination and creativity
  • Encourage readers to make conscious choices for a healthier environment
  • Motivate readers to adopt smart, socially responsible and sustainable practices
  • Showcase examples of innovation, and share stories of brands that I look up to

I strive to motivate readers to take to a positive, healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.

A similar approach reflects in My book ‘Lei: A wreath for your soul‘, which is a collection of short poems to celebrate nature and reflect on life.

Here’s a sample preview.

Lei

 

My Blogging Journey

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  1. Appeared in world’s Top 75 Self Improvement and Personal Development Blogs and Websites by Feedspot in 2016.
  2. Selected as one of the Top 15 Self Improvement Blogs in India by Baggout.com in 2015.
  3. Appreciation and comments from Dr Kiran Majumdar Shaw (Chairperson & MD of Biocon Ltd.) on the post: Building a ‘Responsible India.
  4. Retweet by Dr Kiran Majumdar Shaw of the post: Frugal Innovation – bringing Grassroot creativity to the Global stage 
  5. Retweet by Dr Nirmalya Kumar (Member – Group Executive Council of Tata Sons) of the posts: Invisible Innovation in India, How Far Will The Jaguar LeapWhy Storytelling is a Powerful Business Skill
  6. Runner up entry for Lufthansa’s contest: Why the World is More Indian Than You Think
  7. Runner up entry for Digital India contest: Digital India – An Initiative To Transform Lives
  8. Runner up entry for Takeaway level Singapore contest: Vegetarian Fusion food in Singapore  

If you like the blog please drop a comment below. If would like to discuss any collaboration opportunities please drop in an email at life11blog@gmail.com. The media kit for the blog is available here .  

I would like to keep the Blog Award Free and Challenge Free. Your visits, comments and likes are the best awards for me. No awards can surpass the perspective gained by interaction with wonderful fellow bloggers.

 

~ Somali

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113 thoughts on “About Scribble and Scrawl

  • April 21, 2014 at 11:32 am
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    Hi Somali,

    My name is Lipi and I work with the team of Aamir Khan Productions’ TV show, ‘Satyamev Jayate’. Came across your post titled ‘Moving towards a responsible India’. On behalf of the team, I just wanted to say thank you for spreading awareness on issues that are important for the betterment of our country.

    Thanks again,
    Lipi

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  • November 13, 2014 at 2:45 pm
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    Hi Somali, you have a wonderful blog! Very interesting and inspiring how you manage to cover different segments on your blog. Will be a frequent visitor now 🙂

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    • November 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm
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      Thank you so much Jatin. You just made my day! My attempt is to add some positive value through my blog. Encouraging comments keep me going. 🙂

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  • December 19, 2014 at 5:50 pm
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    Hi Somali,

    The blogs you write are diverse in nature and lucid in style. I think you should venture into holiday blog- which essentially covers travel and living. Thats an area untapped in india especially focussing on domestic tourism. Hope you get time and opportunity to venture into that arena.

    I look forward to reading.

    Regards

    Rajat

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    • December 19, 2014 at 6:08 pm
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      Thanks Rajat for reading my posts and sharing your views. Yes tourism is an interesting area to write about. I am particularly enthused by the idea of discovering and giving a view into the cultural aspects.

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  • May 16, 2015 at 11:42 am
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    I love the way you pen your thoughts and ideas. Will be a frequent visitor from now on. I have a lot of catching up to do.

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  • June 5, 2015 at 6:27 pm
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    just stumbled upon your blog! …and I “liked” it!

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  • June 30, 2015 at 2:09 pm
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    I am so glad to have found your blog as I see topics such as Leadership and Strategy which happen to be my interests too. I am sure I can learn much from your insights.
    Cheers 🙂

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  • July 2, 2015 at 10:25 am
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    hi somali
    your blog is so amziang and inspiring ……just read only few article til now and to b honest they are really awsome …..

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  • August 16, 2015 at 9:01 am
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    hi Somali, thanks for visiting my blog and liking the posts. i request you to please follow me since i am young blogger such that i would get good suport from my senior bloggers

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    • August 18, 2015 at 5:44 pm
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      Dear Adarsh, You could include the name of my blog if you want. I wish you all the best in your endeavour.

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      • August 18, 2015 at 5:47 pm
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        thank you so much

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  • August 22, 2015 at 7:05 pm
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    hi, nice to meet you! Wow you are an interesting person and I would love to look around your blog! You do so many things and have a fantastic educational background!

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    • August 22, 2015 at 8:14 pm
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      HI Lynz , nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by and also your kind words. I just had a look at your blog and could spot some delicious recipes. Would certainly love to hop in from time to time. 🙂

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  • August 24, 2015 at 8:39 pm
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    Thank you for visiting my blog and for the likes. You have a wonderful blog here. Greetings, Amitav.

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  • September 6, 2015 at 11:46 am
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    Nice to meet you, Somali! Thank you for your midnight visit to my blog! I live in Wisconsin–far from you—blogging is wonderful in the way it brings us all together! Best to you! Blessings! Namaste! Om shanti…

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  • September 6, 2015 at 11:55 am
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    Nice to meet you Jane. Hello & Namaste from Mumbai.Yes blogging is wonderful as it brings people from different parts of the world together and helps in harmonizing thoughts. Thanks for your good wishes. 🙂

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  • September 12, 2015 at 9:51 pm
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    LOL, another blogger who is educated as an engineer and MBA but who has a poet’s heart! Parents wanted you to be able to get a job, right? Pretty much the same in the states, but everyone doesn’t take engineering major! But getting a good job is important!

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    • September 12, 2015 at 10:03 pm
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      Hey, no Anne it was the other way round. It wasn’t actually my parents wish but I wanted to be an engineer because I thought it was cool..(effect of Ayn Rand books) ..later realized I have been a fool. Okay joking. No regrets ..Engineering had taught me to use my left brain as much as the right..:D:D

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      • September 12, 2015 at 10:06 pm
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        My husband is a professor of architecture! Both trips in India were guiding architecture students. You are now learning whole brain, my friend !

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  • September 15, 2015 at 6:24 am
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    Thank you for stopping by to like my Monday haikus. Congratulations on keeping at your blog.

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    • October 18, 2015 at 9:51 pm
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      Hi there Thistles and Whistles. Thanks a lot for considering me.It’s really good to hear from someone who connects with the thoughts. I am sorry for having missed out your comment earlier but just wanted to let you know that I was a bit caught up with publishing my book of short poems called ‘Lei’.:) Hope you don’t mind.

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  • November 4, 2015 at 9:24 am
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    WOW, the title of your book–“Lei, a Wreath for Your Soul” sounds so pretty!!! One of those things I wish I’d thought of!! Thanks for your visits to my blog.

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    • November 4, 2015 at 2:15 pm
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      Nice to know that you liked the title. It’s not too late even now. You could do a book as well. 🙂

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      • November 5, 2015 at 12:28 am
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        You’re very sweet…I may yet do a book one day, not sure what it will be about 🙂

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  • November 16, 2015 at 6:11 am
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    “Create” is such a powerful and positive word, I feel. I suspect that if we could help people find their creative fire within, there’d be far less violence in the world–much more health, true generosity and happiness. Just my “2 cents worth”! Have a blessed day.

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    • November 28, 2015 at 11:59 pm
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      Thank you for sharing such a wonderful thought. I agree with you that if creativity of people is harnessed and channelized, the world would be a much happier place.

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  • January 30, 2016 at 10:59 pm
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    Wow you got an award at the hand of THE BIG B!! that is awesome! Read a few of your posts and they were all nice and well composed… I am very happy to have found your blog…

    Definitely look forward to read more from you…

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  • February 11, 2016 at 11:11 pm
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    Wonderful to meet you, and congratulations upon your published book.. I will look forward to following you.. Please bare with me though.. as I follow many blogs so please do not be offended if some posts I miss..
    Blessings to you and yours
    Sue

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    • February 11, 2016 at 11:34 pm
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      Thank you Sue. Lovely to have you here. I completely understand that it is practically very difficult to catch up with all posts on a blog on a regular basis. So please be assured that I won’t mind at all if you miss out on a couple of posts. Many thanks once again for landing here. 🙂

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    • February 20, 2016 at 11:29 am
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      Thank you for stopping by ML. Lovely to meet you. I just had a quick look at your blog and found that you are into writing, drawing and painting. Interesting! Have a lovely weekend.

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  • February 20, 2016 at 6:18 pm
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    Very nice to meet you Somali and thank you for following my blog. I will certainly take time to explore yours. I hope your day is a happy one! 🙂

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    • February 21, 2016 at 9:47 am
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      Thank you for connecting Spearfruit. I have marked your blog. Your blog looks as refreshing as the fruit. I have marked it for exploring too. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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  • February 27, 2016 at 2:26 pm
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    Somali, what an impressive portfolio you have and congrats on your award! I’ll look into your book, as well. It’s been wonderful getting to know you. 🌼 🌸 💐🌼 🌸

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  • March 7, 2016 at 8:53 pm
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    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my posts. Your blog is lovely.Will be back to read more posts.

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  • March 28, 2016 at 7:28 pm
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    Hello Somali, I am glad I came across your blog from a comment on a post.
    You have a book on your name and so many awards. My jaw drop low.
    I have a smile following that, since sheepishly I can follow you and learn from you.
    May be someday I will be there where you are today 🙂

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    • March 28, 2016 at 7:40 pm
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      Hey thank you for stopping by and dropping in a comment. I will also follow you, so we can both learn from each other. 🙂

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  • April 10, 2016 at 8:26 pm
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    Hi Somali – I’m really excited that you found your way to my Blog. I saw your comment on Lynn’s page. From what I’ve read on your About page, you’ve wet my appetite to know more about you and what you blog about. I’ll be back and it’s great to meet you. Best. Chevvy🌻🌻🌻

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    • April 10, 2016 at 8:32 pm
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      Thank you Chevvy. Thanks to Lynn, I found your blog and loved your poems. Great to meet you too. Best . Somali

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  • May 14, 2016 at 2:06 am
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    Loved the posts I visited Somali.. the Tiger gave me a great Awwww.. The fire poem so poignant ,, I watched and my heart went out to all humans and those animals and insects caught up within its fury Many thanks for you visits and likes Somali..
    Have a wonderful weekend

    Sue <3

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  • June 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm
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    You have a wonderful blog; look forward to reading many of your posts:)
    Very interesting and inspiring.

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    • June 1, 2016 at 9:54 pm
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      Thanks for stopping by Rashmi. You have a lovely blog too. Your post on Sunderbans is absolutely amazing.

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  • September 16, 2016 at 7:25 pm
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    Hiiii somali….. your blog is really nice ….actually i need a help from you …. i am studying my btech program 1st year i satrted a blog called social reformer …… i want my blog to be publish more so that people can join me and we can perform better for development of nation and can fight against the problems faced by public….can you please suggest some ways and help me for my mission and please visit my website(upgradinglyf.wordpress.com) oncce and provide me some feedback for that thankyou and really your blog is nice.

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    • September 17, 2016 at 9:20 am
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      Hello , Thanks for stopping by. I visited your blog. Here are a few suggestions : Write unique value added content. Add appealing visuals. List you blog in different blogging directories and publicize on social media. Having said that it is time consuming to maintain your own blog. Since you are in the 1st year, a better option would be to write on your college blogs . With best wishes.

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  • September 18, 2016 at 11:35 pm
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    Thanks for visiting and liking The Devil’s Command. You’ve got an interesting blog here.

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  • December 7, 2016 at 3:07 pm
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    Hi Somali,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Scribble and Scrawl has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 75 Personal Development Blogs on the web.

    http://blog.feedspot.com/personal_development_blogs/

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 75 Personal Development Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.

    Best,
    Anuj

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    • December 8, 2016 at 7:41 pm
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      Thanks a lot Anuj. It is a pleasure to know that Scribble and Scrawl has made it to the Feedspot list of Top 75 Personal Development Blogs on the net. Will certainly put up the badge on the site. Thanks once again for for compiling such a comprehensive list. Best, ~ Somali

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  • February 6, 2017 at 6:07 am
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    Hi Somali, I just came across your blog and I must say that it’s really wonderful. It looks like I have a lot to catch up and I look forward to reading your past and future posts.

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