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  1. StephJ says:

    Nature motivates me to write also! Also reading something wonderful and motivational stimulates me to do the same,

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes true, nature inspires creativity.

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  6. Shivani Mehta says:

    Thanks dear….Om gan ganpate Namah

  7. anupriya says:

    I have read four of these books and how i had forgotten about these wonderful lines. Thanks for reminding. My favourite one though is from Atlas Shrugged – “If you dont know….

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading my post
      Yes some lenes are forever engraved

  8. Corinne Rodrigues says:

    I’m a firm believer in everything working out for good, Pragun. I’m certain that what your Mom is going through is for a reason.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading my post
      Yes corinne i too hope its all for some good reason, Life is a surprise and we can just try.

  9. Aesha says:

    we mostly take mother’s love for granted. i have realised this after being a mother.

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks Aesha for reading my post, Yes you are right somethings and some emotions we realise so late.

  10. Aesha says:

    Congratualtions for all that you achieved in september. All the best for the coming months.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks Aesha for reading my post.
      thanks for ur wishes too

  11. shanayatales says:

    I can relate as I share a similar relationship with my cuppa, it’s my fav pick me up, every daunting task seems more manageable after a cup of my favorite coffee. 🙂

    1. purv says:

      Thanks Shanaya for reading my post, Yes sometimes just a cup can be the best buddy who relates and suggests in its silent way.

  12. Keerthi Vydyula says:

    Seems like you are having a beautiful yet busy September! I cannot agree with you more on the coffee part…I can say its my first love! Coffee literally comes to y rescue when ever i am stuck with something and unable to decide. 1 cup of strong coffee and everything is sorted!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks Keerthi for reading my post
      Well, not beautiful; exactly but busy and life-changing September for me.

      1. Keerthi Vydyula says:

        Change in life can sometimes be beautiful! 🙂

  13. Keerthi Vydyula says:

    A relation between mother and daughter is very different. A mother is always strict and precise about her daughter’s upbringing. Sometimes the reason behind that would be in hoping her daughter life to not end up like hers or sometimes to make them tough for the struggles that her daughter has to face, their genuine concern would always be to make their daughter’s strong! There is so much love hidden in those actions and so much thoughtfulness about our future in their anger.
    Stay strong!

    1. PraGun says:

      You are so very right Keerthi, so much is hidden in those actions, sometimes we understand sometimes it’s too late.
      Thanks for reading.

  14. srividya2015 says:

    Beautifully expressed, and I could relate to it

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading my post, and I’m glad you can relate to it.

  15. anupriya says:

    Of all the ‘Life is a Box of…’ posts that I have read and luved, I identify most with this one. One simple reason because I too believe that Life indeed is a Box full of Life itself.

  16. Sanch @ Sanch Writes says:

    I like how you’ve manage to weave the prompt into an entire post. Patterns do shape us and our lives…

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks sanch for reading my post. Yes our life has a different pattern that shape our live and its panchtatwa’s

  17. Geeta Nair says:

    Yes, there is definitely a pattern in all that we do and like you mentioned I too love revisiting my blog often and see if I can make a change here or there. 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks Geeta for reading my post. Yes, the setting pattern for our blog is something I too love.

  18. Kathy says:

    The Insecure Writer’s Support Group has led me to your blog, and I am so glad that it did. This was a wonderful post (I tweeted it out; hope you don’t mind.) Look forward to future posts. 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Hi Kathy, thanks for reading my post. Thanks again for tweeting it no point I would mind it. IWSG is a great platform for sure.

  19. Dahlia says:

    Happy to meet you and share your love of coffee 🙂 I came over from #WordSante

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading my post.

  20. BellyBytes says:

    I love your box full of life! What a great way to unfold your life…..

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading and loving my box of memories.

  21. upasna (@lifebioscope) says:

    A nice light read post on memories..Life is nothing but a string of these memories.

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks upasna for reading my post. Yes, life is a box full of surprises, memories, and lot more.

  22. Namratha says:

    It is after all common knowledge that a lot can happen over coffee. All the best for October. A warm welcome to #WordSante

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks for reading my post and thanks a lot for making me part of word sante.

  23. An@m! says:

    nicely penned. Everything around us seems to be a pattern. Lovely post collecting all the patterns at one place.

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks for reading and appreciating

  24. Varad says:

    I’m assuming she’s a refugee fleeing from her country. Hope she gets a better life elsewhere.

  25. rochellewisoff says:

    Dear Pragun,
    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers with your atmospheric piece. Nicely done.
    Shalom,
    Rochelle

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks a lot Rochelle for reading and appreciating. Your prompt has given me this chance to be part of such beautiful and creative platform.

  26. Kalpana Solsi says:

    Why did she have to hide ? Hope the new dawn heralds a new good beginning for her.
    https://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/10/stardust.html

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading, well there was a lot of thought in my mind when I wrote this so nothing specific, maybe she was kidnapped…or maybe not. But yes i hope this new moon is her new chance of life.

  27. Iain Kelly says:

    Hopefully the fresh chance is just what she needs and she make the most of it.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading my post. No, she is not a refugee but a new thought.

    2. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading, yes I too hope it’s her second and new chance of life.

  28. Surbhi Prapanna says:

    wonderful post, you had expressed each aspect of life so beautifully. I can totally relate to it. looking forward to reading more from you.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks a lot for reading my post. thanks for complimenting, glad you can relate to it. Yes, life is a box full of life.

  29. pennygadd51 says:

    I confess, I find this baffling. What do you mean by the phrase “ferry locked”?

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading, well it’s my terminology, it means she was stuck on endless ferry journey, as she was locked in it since a fortnight.

  30. Minakshi bajpai says:

    Very beautifully you explained all these patterns and shapes related to life or our surroundings. Without these shapes, figures and patterns our surroundings looks like messy or unmanageable. Isn’t it. Very nice write up.

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks a lot for reading my post. Yes we are all surrounded by lots of patterns and shapes.

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  35. granonine says:

    Love this. Freedom is worth waiting for–or fighting for!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks a lot for reading and loving my post

  36. Ramya says:

    Oh workstation! Didn’t think about it. It’s my lifeline too to express my feelings.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading my post. Yes, Computer terminal is really a lifeline for webloggers.

  37. Minakshi bajpai says:

    I agree with you that computer terminal is also like a lifeline for a blogger. In fact it’s very useful In every field and actually a life line for all. Very well you connecting this terminal. Creative mind.

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks for reading my post. Yes this terminal in todays date is lifeline for all.

  38. Dahlia says:

    Interesting take on the prompt and one that I can easily identify with! 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks a lot for reading and appreciating.

  39. Meha Sharma says:

    This is the most important place for us as it is instrumental in connecting each one of us. Great connotation of the prompt. And the last line with all the three prompts was wonderful!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading my post and appreciating.

  40. Sanch @ Sanch Writes says:

    Now that’s one meaning of terminal I didn’t think about. I agree though our computers are the gateway to the world these days!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading my post. Yes, that’s the basic terminal for computer users and webloggers like us.

  41. Kathy says:

    So interesting that you thought of your computer/work space. That would not have been where my mind would have taken me. In fact, having just finished reading John Green’s 2012 novel “The Fault in Our Stars,” my thoughts immediately went to a diagnosis: terminal. I like your interpretation much better. It’s much more positive. Thanks for the post! 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading and appreciating. Earlier I had also thought of terminal in illness but yes wanted to be more positive and approaching. and while sitting on my workstations it clicked me instantly.

  42. Corinne Rodrigues says:

    Life is truly a box full of a variety of experiences. It’s up to us to take it in the best way and learn from it!

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes, Box of surprises, experiences, and memories is what life is.

  43. Geeta Nair says:

    Interesting take on the prompt. Yes, if not for this important terminal, how would we connect with the virtual world so easily.

  44. Vinay Leo R. says:

    A terminal that many can relate to for the reasons same as yours. 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks for reading my post. Yes, the computer terminal is so dear to many of us.

  45. Isheeria's Healing Circles says:

    What a lovely post 🙂 I absolutely agree with you about the power of a good cup of coffee & the wonderful experience of spending time with a warm cup and a book or just your day dreams 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks for reading and appreciating. These beverages can refresh us.

  46. Dahlia says:

    Beautiful and serene 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks a lot

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  53. Sanch @ Sanch Writes says:

    Some things in life are extremely difficult and what makes it hard is not knowing what to expect, not knowing whether things will work out and whether we will get through it. But change is the only constant and what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger.

    1. PraGun says:

      So true.

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  70. Geeta Nair says:

    Nice write-up.

  71. Geeta Nair says:

    Often things are out of our control. Some things leave us breathless. We wish we could avoid them. But then life is all about uncertainties.

  72. Sanch @ Sanch Writes says:

    I do think obedience is different conformity. We don’t need to conform but there are some things we might need to obey. We can choose to disobey but it can have consequences. Non-conformity however, requires more courage.

  73. Dahlia says:

    We are conditioned from birth to be obedient but to realize our true potential and rise above the mundane we have to break the norms and chart out our own paths. A thought provoking post – well done! Happy Diwali 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks and wish u too a very happy deepawali

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  82. zainab says:

    Leaving that comfort zone is so dam hard, But, I hear that is where the changes happen..the better ones.
    Lines are amazing.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes true comfort at the end of courage

  83. sukrisblog says:

    All of us have a rebel within us.. but as kids we are conditioned and as a result it remains in our roots for a long time. Yet at times to bring about a change there is a need to b disobedient. Nice write-up.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading my post.

  84. sukrisblog says:

    Very interesting..

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks a lot!

  85. Shalzmojo says:

    Yes one must up the ante of their game by stepping out of the comfort zone and going for the prize. Its tough and being comfortable makes one lazy and cautious too! Why rock the boat? But then they do say- no pain, no gain! Lovely piece of poetry to bring across the point of the prompt Pragun!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading and appreciating.

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  124. Suzy says:

    My post is on a similar theme. However sometimes it is very hard to tame the monster within.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading, Yes it’s hard but that’s what we need to learn.

  125. Sanch @ Sanch Writes says:

    It can be tough to tame the monster within us. We all have it in different forms. Sometimes, accepting it without getting hooked on to it is the best defence

  126. Sanch @ Sanch Writes says:

    Getting out of your comfort zone is the hardest but best thing you can do for yourself.

  127. Tina Basu says:

    Money, want greed are all monsters living within us. Its pretty true.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading and appreciating my post.

  128. Deepa says:

    Creativity is courage, How true! Going out of the comfort zone is not easy but its worth it.

  129. Deepa says:

    We all have monsters inside us and there is a need to kill them first. Good one.

  130. Tina Basu says:

    Thats a lovely post Pragun. Leaving comfort zone is hard, but that one step is the most important one.

  131. Geeta Nair says:

    To achieve something we need to embrace change and for that we often need to leave our comfort zone.
    A beautiful way of putting things Pragun. 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading and appreciating my post.

  132. Geeta Nair says:

    Just like charity begins at home, taming the monster too should begin with the self. Unless and until we tame the monster within us, we cannot tame those that are lurking outside making life hell for all beings on earth.
    Lovely take on the prompt Pragun.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading and appreciating my post.

  133. Prasanna Rao (@prasannaprao200) says:

    Its tough to quieten the monster within us and the first step I guess is to accept it. Many would never agree to the bad within but try to pinpoint the evil in other people. A good and thoughtful post.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading and appreciating my post.

  134. Rashmi says:

    True. Only if we fight and stand up to it, can we kill the monster. I loved how your put Kal Yug and Golden Yug together. 🙂 Kill the monster within – Nice take on the prompt.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading and appreciating my post. Yes, kalyug has turned like a monster, we need to make this world a better place.

  135. An@m! says:

    It’s hard to tame the monster within, but when we learn life becomes easy. And yes, at times that innocent and harmless toy truck looks like a monster. 😛

  136. An@m! says:

    As they say, life starts at the end of the comfort zone. It takes courage to do that. I like the last paragraph which you have weaved using all the prompts of the ProBlogger Challenge and using it in all posts. Nice idea.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading and appreciating my post.

  137. An@m! says:

    To disobey definitely takes courage and the courage to take a stand and raise your voice.

  138. An@m! says:

    “When you are not sure of future the breathing automatically looses its rhythm” says it all.

  139. An@m! says:

    Same thoughts regarding the prompt initially. So many meanings and I settled for the airport terminal.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank for reading my post, Yes, i read urs too.

  140. An@m! says:

    Beautifully summed up everything. 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks a lot

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  161. Anagha Yatin (@anagha_yatin) says:

    Oh… stepping stones of the success on the epitaphs of graves of others… thats the ugliest way to grow.
    Interesting dimension of the human face, Pragun!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading & appreciating

  162. Alubhujiablog says:

    I loved this post, coming to know of this Daan utsav, v shud definitely try to bring some positive change in others life by whatever means v can, thanx pragun, let m check their fb page

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading & appreciating. Yes, such helping efforts are sure to bring a positive change in the world.
      It’s my series of #helpinghands among us.

  163. knightofsteel says:

    Climibign over others to success. Not the most ethical but unfortunately a very common practice.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading. yes, its unethical, and people do it for money and the expressions on that man said the same to me.

  164. knightofsteel says:

    Wow that is a really amazing description. I wonder whether the two things need to necessarily be opposites

  165. Suzy says:

    All things happen in Divine timing. Nice song.

  166. An@m! says:

    Never heard of this song before. Nice lyrics.

  167. prasannaraghck says:

    Hi, Pragun a very kind way of offering assistance to those who are differently abled. A noble initiative

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading and appreciating

  168. opinionatedmua says:

    Loved the end thought on your take of the prompt. It is 100% true, a success running over others, will never last.

  169. Akshata Ram says:

    Probably too late but the corporate world is a slimy place and getting to the top means several dark secrets hidden in the closet

  170. Lavanya says:

    Ah,ah. Story of Indian frogs all over again. Nicely done.

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  185. Mayuri Nidigallu says:

    I loved how you highlighted the dark side of success, Pragun. Very few people keep their conscience alive to realise it.
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading and appreciating. loved participating.

  186. An@m! says:

    Excellent !! Straight and simply to the point. I wonder who is he and she?? But still many leave a heartprint forever.

  187. Geeta Nair says:

    I’m sure this is a wonderful song. Strange are the ways of the Divine.The strings of life reverberate to his tunes.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes its a beautiful song from a national award-winning movie.

  188. Geeta Nair says:

    Life is a great teacher and the people we come across in this short span on Earth leave their footprints. At times these footprints are deep and touching and mould our character or affect our way of thinking or looking at things and events.

    1. PraGun says:

      True, every one, everything surely teaches us a lot in our life.

  189. Deepa says:

    So motivating. I agree..everything happens according to his wish and we can only keep trying.

  190. Sanch @ Sanch Writes says:

    I like the idea of leaving a heartprint in someone’s life. I guess if we all live each day like that, we will be doing a whole lot of good

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes being a heart print will make life fruitful

  191. Sanch @ Sanch Writes says:

    I think we all relate to songs that speak to us.

  192. Namratha Varadharajan says:

    By the sound of it, it is probably too late. But is it truly over until you are alive? I guess not

  193. ladynimue says:

    I fear that most have stopped thinking about the consequences unless it’s too late !

  194. Gayatri Gadre says:

    Greed for success vs ethics, always a tough call! Great take on the prompt, loved the added layer of the price of success to the story
    Gayatri recently posted – The promise

  195. Tina Basu says:

    ohh its never too late, good can start anytime! Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction.

  196. Lisa Pomerantz says:

    Living life to leave a heartprint – so simple, so beautiful! #mondaymusings xo

  197. Keerthi Vydyula says:

    Life is indeed a great teacher! It is just that we fail to see sometimes. Glad that you chose to learn from experiences 🙂

  198. Anagha Yatin (@anagha_yatin) says:

    WOW… what an initiative! And what a wise way to spread it! Both equally commendable!
    Anagha recently posted Sifting Sands Of Time and Thoughts

  199. Karen Dennis says:

    This is beautiful #happysunday@_karenddnnis

  200. Surbhi Prapanna says:

    superb post, you had shared really some wonderful information about pearls, which I had not learnt before. thanks for sharing it.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading & appreciating the post.

  201. Vasantha Vivek says:

    Such a heartwarming nostalgic post. Loved reading it. Happy to have you join our #HappySunday party !!!

  202. Geethica says:

    These feelings are so true. You may be good all your life still bad happens to you. That’s destiny. The secret is to enjoy every moment and accept the reality.

  203. simonfalk28 says:

    Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thaks for reading and appreciating. It’s not just story but real life inspirational person for me. it’s my pleasure of sharing.

  204. Damyanti Biswas says:

    Thanks for this lovely post!
    But please mention the We are the World Blogfest as well, if you mean it to be counted for that blogfest.

    1. PraGun says:

      sure, done

  205. Marsha says:

    Iceland has largely kicked teen drinking.
    What can it teach other countries?

  206. Girish Vaidya says:

    Agree fully to the fact that when you know there are people benefitting from your deeds, it actually motivates you to do more

    1. PraGun says:

      yes true.

  207. Peter B says:

    Beautiful beach photo!

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks

  208. Joyful says:

    Beautiful beach scenery!

  209. Dr.Amrita Basu says:

    Thats so beautiful.We all need an angel in our lives.Thank you for supporting another abd being an angel.Love your #WOTY.Thank you for linking with us on #MondayMommyMoments .Visit us every monday and link up your posts.

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks for appreciating, my pleasure being part of ur link up

  210. Jim, Sydney, Australia says:

    This is great.

  211. rashimital says:

    This is so true, Pragun. In this busy life we need to stop at times. We our losing our calmness in the rat race, leaving and overlooking the small but vital details in life. I hope you find the calmness you are wishing. 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for stopping by. Yes its much needed, sply digital detox.

  212. pratikshya2 says:

    Can totally relate. Calmness. Solitude. My gift for myself would be a similar one.

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks for reading….hope you to get the required gift soon.

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  227. Lisa Pomerantz says:

    Calmness is a gift and we all owe ourselves, I am sure. I will try this today, and hopefully tomorrow and thereafter… Thank you! #mg

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading my post. I do wish we all get the much required calm in our lives.

      1. Lisa Pomerantz says:

        Trying to steal some calm now! 💜

  228. henajose says:

    Garden is a journey…so true….we can make our own gardens with varying hues from life

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for stopping by, yes you are right, garden indeed is a journey.

  229. Reema D'souza says:

    A garden indeed is a journey! Thanks for linking up with #WednesdayVerses

    1. PraGun says:

      My pleasure in linking. Thanks for stopping by.

  230. Vinay Leo R. says:

    A walk through the garden… 🙂 How lovely.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you

  231. Shalzmojo says:

    Wow! I had no clue about this ritual and those pics of the gulal drenched linga and the priests are really good.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thx for reading my post, yes it’s a different tradition, specially observed in Varanasi.

  232. whatsonmyplatter says:

    Amazing recipe❤️

  233. Snehal Sham says:

    Just wow!

  234. G Angela David says:

    Nice to read, thanks for sharing this inspiring post!

  235. Parul Thakur says:

    Beautiful poem and inspiring. Good or bad, everything comes with a time line.

  236. Corinne Rodrigues says:

    Good luck, Pragun. Enjoy the challenge.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you very much

  237. Dr.Amrita Basu says:

    Thank you so much for the beautiful description about what I write.Healthy and happy life wishes to you.Keep shining.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you very much and wishing you too a healthy, happy life.

  238. BellyBytes says:

    Lovely thoughts and picture. Thanks for sharing

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks for appreciating.

  239. sanaarizvi says:

    Life is a roller coaster.. we never know what lies at the next turn. Beautifully penned💞

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you

  240. Rajlakshmi says:

    Beautiful view of the mountains. Looks so peaceful 😊

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes indeed such natural sights are peaceful yet rejuvenating.

  241. PraGun says:

    Thank you Esha @http://theskygirl.com. It was my pleasure to be part of wordlessWednesdasy with you.

    1. Esha M Dutta says:

      Thanks for joining us for #WW, Pragun and for sharing such a thought-provoking beautiful post! Sometimes, all we need is that little spark of inspiration to set us for the rest of the day. YOur post does it for me!

  242. Shirley Corder says:

    Thank you for linking to my Thankful Thursday post!

    1. PraGun says:

      That’s my pleasure too.

  243. Reema D'souza says:

    Yes, mornings do give us a reason to feel happy again! Loved this poem.
    Thank you for linking up with #WednesdayVerses 🙂

  244. Sanch @ Sanch Writes says:

    Lovely picture and words to go with it. Mornings do bring a fresh start

  245. Natasha says:

    Your post is so very inspiring and hopeful. Yes the sun brings in rays of hope and sunshine to envelope our being with post an arduous night sometimes.
    Thank you for linking up with Esha and me for #WordlessWednesday. Keep those posts coming.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating. Its my pleasure to join this platform.

  246. Rajlakshmi says:

    I have heard so much about the web series. And after reading your review I am even more eager to watch it. I don’t have amazon prime, is it available for view anywhere else?

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes its worth watching, you must have read even my journey to see it started with reviews. You can see it on your amazon account on laptop, PC,desktop, even mobile. you just need prime video app and login.

  247. Shirley Corder says:

    This sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing! https://riseandsoar.com/a2z-theme-reveal_improveyourlife/

  248. Archana (@yenforblue) says:

    I recently saw a show called Panchatatwa anchored by Durga Jasraj. It is a super theme. I am sure you will come up with fantastic posts! Good luck!

    1. PraGun says:

      oh is it, i was not aware of the shaw, but will look for it for more info. It’s my first time so I’m nervous thx for wishes. all the best to you too.

  249. Nilanjana Bose says:

    Nice theme idea. All the very best with the challenge. The first is always extra special!
    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, and yes 1st is always special.

  250. Shilpa Garg says:

    Aha! This would make for an interesting and enlightening read. Looking forward to all your posts this April, Pragun.
    Thanks a lot for the mention, so glad that my video helped you to take plunge in this mega challenge. All the very best and see you around. Cheers 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks a lot for appreciating. Yes your posts had always been motivating. Look forward to challenge. Its my first time so bit nervous.

      1. Shilpa Garg says:

        Oh, dont worry. Just write posts ahead of time and you will do just great 🙂

  251. SnehalSham (@the5ammommy) says:

    Good luck Pragun! Looking forward for your posts.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks and same to you

  252. Jemima Pett says:

    This sounds very clever, and very interesting. Good luck with it. And I thank Vidya, too – she has a lot to answer for!
    Jemima’s writing inspirations for AtoZ2018

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks. Same to you too.

  253. PraGun says:

    Sure thanks for advice shilpa

  254. jazzfeathers says:

    Sounds like an awesome theme. And I have to admit I don’t know anythign about this. Will be interesting to learn 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating. I am a first timer in this challenge so chose this beautiful nature as my theme which inspires me always.

  255. randommusings29 says:

    Sounds great, hope you enjoy your first challenge 🙂
    Debbie

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, yes I’m excited since its first time.

  256. Dahlia says:

    Beautiful and heartwarming, revives faith in humanity. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating.

  257. Girish Vaidya says:

    Absolutely touching narration of events. The complete picture passed in front of my eyes.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating. Like the way, you said while writing I was feeling I am visualizing that day today. The similar soul can connect well.

  258. Parul Thakur says:

    I have heard a lot about this show and more and more folks are talking about Breathe. I should get an hands on this one.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes, even I went to download amazon just coz of such great reviews. You should give it a try it’s nice. Happy watching.

  259. Shalzmojo says:

    I had sat down to watch this series in one go too; whille its quite a welcome change from the saas bahu serials, the lement of bollywood was sadly not kept out of it. The narration could have been tighter. I loved both Madhvan and Amit in their respective roles and think they did a brilliant job each. The subject of organ donation is the one that really hits hard in this series!

    1. PraGun says:

      Glad u too were gripped to finish in one go. Agree its a call to check for the entire nation as organ donation is concerned. But a gripping series.

  260. Damyanti Biswas says:

    It is a blessing to be the recipient of such kindness. Thanks for sharing this lovely story with us.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating, and It was my pleasure too for getting the opportunity to share.

  261. Nupur Maskara (@nuttynupur) says:

    All we need is love and fresh air!

    1. PraGun says:

      Absolutely, the must have’s of life

  262. Neha says:

    Air is life. True. And in big cities, we are gradually losing life thanks to the pollution of the same air 🙁

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes i know, thats why I’m grateful to where I live with ample of fresh air and I cherish it so much.

  263. Ishani Nath says:

    Nice article. These days it’s difficult to breathe fresh air due to high pollution in cities!!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating, I’m that’s why really grateful to where I live with ample of fresh air and I cherish it so much.

  264. Shalini🌻 (@kohleyedme) says:

    Wow, what an interesting theme! We take so much for granted – including the air that we breathe in! Amazing start to the challenge 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks for appreciating, It’s my first time. Yes Air is so much there and we take it for granted.

  265. mammaspeaks says:

    Such a pretty picture capturing the raw beauty of the sea!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, it’s one of my all time favourites.

  266. Shalini🌻 (@kohleyedme) says:

    So right! Beaches calm and sooth my mind 🙂
    B at Kohl Eyed Me
    B at Something’s Cooking

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes indeed they are relaxing

  267. Shirley Corder says:

    This is so beautiful. I love the beach too. I live a 6 minute walk from the beach in Port Elizabeth, but right now I’m at my brother’s home which overlooks the beach. Stunning! Brains: Are we stuck with what we have?

    1. PraGun says:

      Wow Wow Wow you live near a Beach, I’m seriously jealous. Enjoy the serenity and beauty its lovely. Thanks for stopping by.

  268. Lavanya says:

    Who doesn’t love the beach? The gentle rise of the waves, the surf, the tranquility that one feels in beach is an indescribable feeling. Nice write.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, Lavanya. Yes, the waves, sand, surf everything is awesome on a beach.

  269. Vasantha Vivek says:

    Beautiful beaches. i love them a lot. happy A To Z!!!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks Vasantha

  270. Ann says:

    Lovely images of beaches. They truly are a balm for the soul. My favorite lake – about two hours from where I live – is Lake Superior. The beaches along its long shoreline range from sandy to rocky to non-existent – just sheer cliffs. It is a magnificent stretch of beaches – each so unique from one another. Glad I stopped by from the Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

    1. PraGun says:

      Wow that’s so lovely that your favorite lake is near to you. Its such a pleasnat feel to be at such places. Thanks for stopping by and reading.

  271. Wandering Soul says:

    It really is tranquility in motion.I can spend hours on the beach too. I love the sound and effect of the crashing waves. We recently visited Kovalam beach and our guest house was overlooking the Kovalam beach. This picture brought back so many beautiful memories and images to mind. Thanks for that. 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Wow, glad to know about about your recent visit to kovalam, it was near to the place i shared click here. Yes the sound and effect is very very soothing.

  272. PrettyMummaSays says:

    Beautifully written. I am a beach bum, if I may say so. The vastness of the sea/ocean and the horizon makes me realise that we are nothing but a spec.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating. Wow you are a beach bum, and yes its vastness is infinite and awesome.

  273. Rashmi says:

    Even I’m a beach lover. In fact, I feel like home. Beautiful post.

  274. Vasantha Vivek says:

    Lovely post it was. Loved the way you expressed your love for clouds. I too have the habit of finding shapes in the cloud. Interesting to know the different names of clouds. Loved the quote at the end.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, Vasantha for appreciating. Yes looking at various shapes of the cloud is the feel of a child.

  275. Alice Gerard says:

    Wonderful post. I love beaches. On a warm day, I will walk to the beach in the park via the “scenic route,” along the Niagara River.I love to look at the water on my walking adventure, which is about 22 and a half km (14 miles). At the beach, there is a boardwalk to walk and and sand. It’s a bit of a long walk so, often, I go walking in the wildlife preserve that is closer for me. There is no beach but there are plenty of places to get close to the river. On a clear day, you can see the foam rising from Niagara Falls.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating. And wow a walk near niagara river, that must be awesome. Walk in wildlife preserve wow now I’m jealous.

  276. Alubhujiablog says:

    I never knew such names . It was lovely to read that if u miss a star then grab some clouds . In either case u touch the sky

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes, names of clouds are a new study for me too. thanks for appreciating the read.

  277. Vasantha Vivek says:

    Lovely Poem. desserts are so beautiful. I had the chance of visiting Dubai recently where we had our Desert Safari. We enjoyed to the core there.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, Vasantha, and wow desert safari in Dubai must have been an awesome experience. Deserts are indeed again a beautiful natural creation.

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  284. lindamaycurry says:

    Loved your post on deserts. Australia is largely semi-desert which is why most of the population live on the coast. When I first went to the outback I expected plain sand but there was sparse vegetation. There are sand deserts in Australia but not that easy to access without a four wheel drive and lots of preparation.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating. Glad to know more of australia.

  285. moondustwriter says:

    The desert has its own beauty. Glad you shared it with A to Z today.
    https://moondustwriter.com/2018/04/04/dance-children-atozchallenge/

    1. PraGun says:

      My pleasure

  286. Tamara Gerber says:

    Absolutely stunning pictures, Pragun!
    Deserts are interesting sceneries, and even though one pictures them sandy like on your photos, there are ones that are more rocky. I have been to Death Valley in Eastern California, and the landscape was so diverse! Fascinating. Also scary, though.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appriciating. Wow death valley visit must be an experince. Yes its fascinating scary yet super.

  287. Nayantara Hegde says:

    a wonderful choice of theme for the #AtoZ
    I agree about connecting with Earth. I used to know someone who was a Bach remedy specialist and he would constantly remind me how man is ill today because he has lost the connection with the earth. Walking barefoot was something he recommended often.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciatng. Yes walking barefoot, sitting on floor are some simple things we can do on dialy basis. Thanks for sharing never knew its a therapy too.

  288. Iain Kelly says:

    We have to do so much better looking after our Earth. Nice post.
    https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/05/e-is-for-echternach-luxembourg/

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  289. Meena says:

    Every day before eating, I chant the shloka
    Aham vaishvanarobhutva, praninaam dehamaashritam, pranaapaana samaayuktham pachamannam chaturvidham
    Loved your post

    1. PraGun says:

      Wow thats a good sloka, i think i had read its meaning it goes – I take form of fire for sigestion in all stomachs, and combine it with my breaths, and thus I digest the food.

  290. Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden) says:

    In the religion I grew up in, all eating is a way to connect back to our Creator. Fire is an element that can consume us, but also warms and nourishes us.

    1. PraGun says:

      So ture, and glad to know this.

    2. PraGun says:

      Glad to know this

  291. MommyingBabyT says:

    Watching a tiny green leaf sprout out of a seed and then watching it bear flowers and fruits is truly a satisfying experience.

    1. PraGun says:

      So true

  292. Esha M Dutta says:

    That’s a beautiful sunset shot from the desert. Loved the thought-provoking lines you shared as well. Reading your lines made me think that perhaps Hindi sometimes lends itself more easily when describing certain experiences. Thanks for linking up, Pragun.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you very much, yes this click was a treat and yes you are right sometimes Hindi is more expressive.

  293. Esha M Dutta says:

    Beautiful story you shared, Pragun! It makes us happy to look back and see that there is still so much good left in this world, no matter how much we think on the contrary.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, yes Kindness prevails and we see it in such beautiful humans.

  294. Natasha says:

    Beautiful post and such evocative lines. Thank you so much for linking up with us Pragun for #WordlessWednesday.
    Cheers, God bless!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating, It was my pleasure to be on wordless Wednesday too

  295. moondustwriter says:

    It is a good source but you are right there are cons like drought.
    https://moondustwriter.com/2018/04/08/hello-children-atozchallenge/

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes right

  296. Kalpanaa says:

    G is for Garden is lovely. The Secret Garden is a fabulous book.

  297. Meena says:

    Green is such a calming colour! There is so much joy that is indescribable when we sit in a garden with cool breeze. Nothing can beat that. That moment is peace itself.

    1. PraGun says:

      Absolutely right

  298. Vasantha Vivek says:

    Useful tips on conserving water. I do follow al this.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks yes in today’s time it is a must that we contribute our bit in preserving our habitat

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  325. Archana (@yenforblue) says:

    Superb post! I liked your idea of reusing the waste water from RO filters.. Happy AtoZ!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating. Yes, I myself do follow it.

  326. Meena says:

    Left me wanting for more. My theme for A2Z is India. What can I say? I love my India!

  327. Novemberschild says:

    From recognizing the third gender, being amongst the largest democracies to producing extraordinary innovators and being strong enough when it comes to helping neighborhoods – India is incredible! Spirituality, architecture, cuisine, powerful armed forces and a definite heritage makes the country truly diverse.

    1. PraGun says:

      absolutely & unity is diversity is its powerful feature in every way.

  328. Anagha Yatin says:

    India for sure was the shinning star and will continue to be one in the world.
    You have covered its vastness in a short post very thoughtfully. Could feel the essence of India oozing out from every single word.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, and absolutely, India is awesome

  329. Jayanthi Manikandan says:

    I also wrote about India for ‘I’ 🙂 great minds think alike? 🙂 Great post!!

    1. PraGun says:

      Oh wow, just checked ur post, its lovely

  330. Shipra Trivedi (@trivediship) says:

    Very positive post in today’s time when one is all consumed in finding flaws in our country. Thanks for writing such a positive note.

  331. Shipra Trivedi (@trivediship) says:

    Green is my fav color ever since my childhood.Maybe because I feel more lively seeing greens around. My parent’s house has a big garden and it is full of red roses and vegetables. Spending time there is healing, really. Watching a bud becoming a flower and plucking those homegrown vegetables is such a joy not possible in cities.

    1. PraGun says:

      Wow, glad to know about a big garden at your parent’s house, surely it must be relaxing. Picking veggies so organic from gardenis really an experience.

  332. Shipra Trivedi (@trivediship) says:

    Agni is the power of our body but when used without thinking can destroy us.

  333. syncwithdeep says:

    staying abroad for years, this post leaves me to rekindle the memories of india.

  334. TheDreamGirlWrites says:

    Your blog is beautiful! I love how you relate thing to the % essential elements!
    Follow the Adventures of Leo on my blog.
    A is for Ahoy.
    Cheers,
    Dream

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating. yes checked ur adventures too.

  335. TheDreamGirlWrites says:

    Life is definitely a beach!!
    I thoroughly enjoy my time at the beaches. It is my favorite place 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Same here, I am never tired of beach

  336. TheDreamGirlWrites says:

    Love the last picture!!
    I can relate to many things in your writing!!
    Enjoying my time here 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks a lot

  337. TheDreamGirlWrites says:

    I love your thoughts in Hindi that come in between. Gives your post a uniqueness!!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  338. mammaspeaks says:

    I love India too, for its beauty and its diversity. Thanks for writing on India.

  339. Archana (@yenforblue) says:

    A great overview of Jungles!! by the way, I have written about Jungles too as my post for this alphabet! 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks and wow glad to know we share Jungle”J”. I read ur post its nice

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  344. Meena says:

    Beautiful, uplifting post. Living in a flat makes gardening difficult but I do have 2/3 plants. They give so much joy that can’t be expressed

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating. Its good you love plants, vertical farming is new solution these days.

  345. Kalpanaa says:

    Excellent post – gardens specially kitchen gardens connect us to the elements as you have pointed out. I live in a flat but I grow tomatoes and coriander as well as other things in pots.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating, Yes they connect us to Earth and its organic too. wow, you have tomatoes & coriander must be nice.

  346. Balaka says:

    I love kitchen garden. Living in Mumbai there is no space though but still I manage. Nice post.
    https://trinalooksback.com/2018/04/12/kalyan-da/

    1. PraGun says:

      I agree, vertical farming is anew solution, try if you can.

  347. Frances D says:

    Shanti

  348. Frances D says:

    I just toured your A-Z challenge posts backwards from K-A – your blog is a puja to Mother Nature – I love it! Shanti

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating, Yes I’m in love to the core with nature, it’s absolutely spiritual bonding to me.

  349. cherylsterling1955 says:

    We have very dry, hot summers. I am thinking of growing a few herbs inside by the window.

    1. PraGun says:

      That will be really nice.

  350. priyareflects says:

    I love gardens. And kitchen gardens are just superb. Loved ur corinder. Do ur neighbors come to ur house running for coriander often ? 😉

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, and yes you are so right, my coriander is in demand always.

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  355. syncwithdeep says:

    i had the habit of collecting dried leaves of different trees and had it done as an album during school days.

    1. PraGun says:

      Wow, glad to know of this hobby of yours. yes, those were the times when leaves were well protected in books.

  356. mammaspeaks says:

    Beautiful garden you have! And I loved the fresh coriander, would want to have too! I have lemongrass, kadhi patta and the first shoot of mint in my kitchen garden. Will sow chillies, peppermint and tomatoes in June.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, and Wow curry leaves, lemongrass, mint such beautiful herbs you have in your kitchen garden. look forward to chilies & tomatoes, they sure will work wonders. happy gardening dear

      1. mammaspeaks says:

        Yes, I am too looking forward to the rains when I will plant them 🙂

  357. mammaspeaks says:

    Lovely post! Such is the power of leaves! Indian cooking believes a lot in leaves. Hope we continue doing that.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating. Yes, leaves have a special power, aroma, value especially in Indian cooking have seen since childhood. Yes and we need to spread the word for future genet\rations too, so it doesn’t become past.

  358. Rashmi says:

    Well versed Pragun.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks a lot

  359. Tamara says:

    Leaves are Life! Very versatile and diverse. Beautiful post.
    Returning your visit from my London post – thank you, have a wonderful weekend!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thnaks for being here,

  360. Shalini🌻 (@kohleyedme) says:

    Oh I agree! We have peas, chillies, spinach, coriander, mint, fenugreek, radish and beetroot in our kitchen garden. 🙂
    Kohl Eyed Me
    Something’s Cooking

    1. PraGun says:

      Thats a wow list, would love to see them someday, wish we can be neighbours, its a small world

  361. Varad says:

    I’m an avid trekker, so I can connect with ‘The mountains are calling.’ There’s another beautiful quote by Levison Wood in his book ‘Walking the Himalayas.’ It says ‘A Mountain – like a seductress – though irresistible, had to be treated with caution; it was wise to know when to walk away, even if deep down, you knew one day you’ll return.’ Glad to have come across your blog through #BlogchatterA2Z. Will be back for more.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks that you visited,

  362. Meena says:

    I love mountains. I feel their power and majesty. Great post

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, yes mountain has its own power and strength, a natures way to show us to be same

  363. Balaka says:

    I was born and brought up in the mountains and I am a mountain girl at heart. I just love the smell of wet soil after rain.

    1. PraGun says:

      Wow, you are a mountain girl, and I am presently staying in mountains. its a great feel

  364. Iain Kelly says:

    John Muir – a fine fellow Scotsman who did so much exploring round the world 🙂
    https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/14/m-is-for-metlika-on-the-slovenian-croatian-border/

  365. Alice Gerard says:

    I love gardens, too, but, mostly, I grow flowers, which add color after a long winter.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes, flowers have a soothing effect and colors too have a relaxing and mood changing effect.

  366. Nikita says:

    Such a happy post and very inspiring. I live in an urban jungle and the struggle is constant when it comes to maintaining a ‘window-sill’ garden but we are still at it with our mirchis, kadi pattas, tomatoes and more 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating. Wow curry leaves, chillies that sounds nice.

  367. moondustwriter says:

    We really should care for and admire her. And not let her slip through our fingers.

    1. PraGun says:

      Absolutely

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  368. Nayantara says:

    A very simple, sweet poem but one that is highly evocative and fills one with joy. Nature is beautiful indeed.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating

  369. BellyBytes says:

    Gardening is relaxing and invigorating and food grown by you tastes even sweeter!

    1. PraGun says:

      yes absolutely right

  370. Archana (@yenforblue) says:

    Just watching the tide coming in and going back is a wonderful experience. I once stayed in a hotel by the Arabian Sea and the sound of the waves was a wonderful background all through.. Great post!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  371. syncwithdeep says:

    saddened by the pollution done to the oceans. great post.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks yes its an alert bell

  372. Iain Kelly says:

    Such an important issue now, we have tried to cut down on plastic, but the shops make it very difficult with so much packaging. Hopefully things can change quickly enough to protect the oceans.
    https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/17/o-is-for-ogre-latvia/

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes you are right, much more needs to be done

  373. Balaka says:

    I loved the infographic. Pinning it.

  374. sukrisblog says:

    Yes it is time we as humans take nature seriously before we drown in its fury

    1. PraGun says:

      absolutely right, high time we act

  375. Ann says:

    Thank you for such an informative post. Have read recently about marine life that has died because of plastic. Very sad that people are polluting the ocean like that and affecting the lives of the fish and animals in the ocean.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks fro appreciating, yes its sad and its time we act to save it for future generations

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  378. priyareflects says:

    That’s superb. Thanks for the mention. I am glad that I could help

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks & welcome

  379. jrose88 says:

    Interesting post! I’ve ground a few things by hand, but mostly just rock salt down to fine with a mortar and pestle, because I bought rock salt and then turned out to not really have a use for it.

  380. sukrisblog says:

    Interesting facts

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  381. sukrisblog says:

    Enlightening post. I just learnt about a couple of those temples now. Very well connected

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating

  382. Novemberschild (@romspeaks) says:

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair, Refuse – Reducing the amount of items we own and the amount of waste we create, means less stuff will end up in the garbage. Reusing what we can gives our items another life and keeps them out of the trash. Recycling takes a variety of materials and puts them to good use, helping the economy, creating jobs and manufacturing new products.

    1. PraGun says:

      So true, its all related

  383. Akshata Ram says:

    What an educative post Pragun! We have a lot to do to create a good ecosystem and leave a good world for our future generations https://akswrites.com/2018/04/19/rendezvous-atozchallenge-blogchattera2z/

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating, yes we still have to join more hands in saving us Earth

  384. Jz says:

    Trees are indeed stress relievers – I love sitting under mine whenever I need to chill out.
    More trees!!
    Happy A-Z’ing!

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes, its so calm and peaceful under tree. Glad to know you get to sit near your tree. Same pinch, happy AtoZ

  385. Shilpa Garg says:

    During our trip to Ladakh, we saw the Indus valley. In fact a lot of towns like Shey, Leh, Basgo, and Tingmosgang, are situated on the banks of the Indus river. Thanks for an informative post!

    1. PraGun says:

      Oh, glad to know the towns you had visited in Indus valley, its lovely. Thanks for appreciating.

  386. Shilpa Garg says:

    Ah! The universe and its mysteries. Arent they truly fascinating!!

    1. PraGun says:

      Absolutely the infinite and curious wonders.

  387. Shilpa Garg says:

    Trees represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth and yet we dont care for them! Love that quote!

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes, they have a similar life cycle, thanks for appreciating.

  388. Balaka says:

    Great to read this post. We do need to create awareness about water conservation.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks balaka

  389. syncwithdeep says:

    excellent post on water. a much needed post while a majority are suffering from water shortage.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating

  390. syncwithdeep says:

    hearing this word for the first time although came across many times.

    1. PraGun says:

      was new for me too, AtoZ has improved word power

  391. Ashwini Menon (@Ashwini_Menon) says:

    🙂 Learnt somehting new today. Thanks!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for visiting

    2. PraGun says:

      My pleasure

  392. Kalpana says:

    All wonderful things to say Yes to.

  393. Rashmi says:

    Wow! Nice description of clouds. It’s definitely interesting to watch the different formations of clouds. I love it. But I was least aware of these names that you mentioned. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating.

  394. Rashmi says:

    Jungle and it’s wilderness. Lots of mystery hidden inside its vicinity like unexplored talents in us. Let’s explore it. Loved the post.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

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  423. Lee @ Dragon'sEyeView says:

    YES to all these things! Thank you and happy ONE more day of A to Z-ing!

    1. PraGun says:

      Same to you

  424. SeemaMisra says:

    A list of all the good things in life, that one can strive for. Nice poem.
    Seema, participant in #AtoZchallenge, Artist, Writer, Wanderer, and Dreamer.
    Yearning for a Boat Ride on Chilika Lake – Panthanivas, Satpada

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  425. SeemaMisra says:

    This word is a new one for me, introduced through this well written article. I’ve seen some farming in Rajasthan that focuses on using less water.
    Seema, participant in #AtoZchallenge, Artist, Writer, Wanderer, and Dreamer.
    X-tacy of travel: An Ode To Wanderlust

  426. Iain Kelly says:

    Congratulations on completing the challenge 🙂
    https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/30/z-is-for-zaragoza-spain/

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks and same to you

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  471. Esha M Dutta says:

    I think the old look vs new look images of the place will be interesting to see! I love makeovers and would love to see how this place actually gets transformed into. Do share pics of the place post the makeovers! Good luck with the transition.

  472. writenlive says:

    Congratulations on your book, Pragun.
    Loads of luck to you on your venture next year.

  473. Saurabh Verma says:

    nice post with #WATWB …keep it up

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  474. bikerchick57 says:

    Thanks for sharing Mr. Shah’s valiant efforts to clean up the beach and participating in #WATWB. I hope at some point, the garbage is cleared away from the beach altogether.

  475. Meena says:

    Personally, I feel having more blogs is a bit confusing. If you are a professional blogger then keep one for that and one for personal journey. I have only one and I am happy with that. But that’s me. 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes I loved your blog a lot, and agree one is easier to manage.

      1. Meena says:

        Thank you so much Pragun! 😀

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  476. Archana (@yenforblue) says:

    I find it tough to update one blog so I am not really the best person to comment. However I have seen blogger perfectly managing more than one.. I guess its just motivation…

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes you are right it may be about motivation, time management and dedication

  477. Akshata Ram says:

    One works just fine with sections for different genres 🙂 https://akswrites.com/2018/07/02/never-would-i-have-thought-in-my-wildest-dreams/

  478. Sonia Chatterjee says:

    Very interesting take on the prompt. Indeed there’s no justification to evil. It is just that sometimes we have no option but to choose one.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating, yes evil or not evil, choice is what we need to make.

  479. syncwithdeep says:

    so beautiful.. very wise sayings.

  480. jaya1966 says:

    Encroachment on the private relationship between two people by a third party is always maddening especially if you get pushed out. Great poem!
    Here is my #barathon 3rd post.
    http://www.jaispoetryblog.com/2018/07/threes-crowd-mat-and-hans-sat-in-back.html

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating!

  481. Sonia Chatterjee says:

    Thought provoking and well written.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  482. Sonia Chatterjee says:

    Beautiful and unique take on the prompt

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for the appreciation.

  483. jaya1966 says:

    That is a really interesting take on the prompts related to the ancient puranas. Really liked it.
    Here is my Barathon 4th day post
    http://www.jaispoetryblog.com/2018/07/four-corners-of-world.html

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for the appreciation. I’m always curious about such facts.

  484. Esha M Dutta says:

    Very interesting facts about the Four Corners of the World! Nice take on the prompt, Pragun.
    My ​ ​Day 4 post for BarAThon is here. ​

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating. Loved your poem too.

  485. BellyBytes says:

    Very informative. I would love to visit Mount Kailash one day but who knows if I will

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, Even I haven’t visited yet but was aware of this through family Friends. It’s on my list on top. Dont worry, just wish positively and it will turn out magically someday for sure

  486. neelstoria says:

    This is interesting, especially since I have been reading up on Mount Kailash quite a bit in the last few days 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      I am Glad!

  487. Sonia Chatterjee says:

    High five. Cheers to many more challenges that you will successfully complete in your new blogging journey.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, Sonia.

  488. Esha M Dutta says:

    High-5 to you for being there to take part in this challenge, Pragun. There you are almost at the fag end—Just two more posts to go and you’re nearly done! So, sit back and enjoy the moment and pat yourself for doing this. A little love is always good for the soul. 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, Esha.

  489. jaya1966 says:

    That is a very nice take and I like the way you have used the word Panchatatwa. Great post.
    Here is my 5th #barathon post.
    http://www.jaispoetryblog.com/2018/07/give-me-five.html

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, Jai, panchtatwa is my favourite topic always

  490. Geethica says:

    I also want the five attributes of nature in me that makes me much stronger and wiser day by day. You have nicely distributed the different fives.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes, panchtatwa has a power of its own, I wish you get them all. thanks for appreciating.

  491. Ashvini Naik says:

    I loved your creativity, Pragun, in spanning beautiful concepts from nature, your personality & journey of blogging.
    Nice to read you through the Blog-A-Thon & cheers to many more blogging challenges to come!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating, Panchtatwa is my favorite topic. Thanks and wish you the same.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  492. Sonia Chatterjee says:

    A very helpful guide for new bloggers. And I totally agree with the naming part – it is extremely important

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you

  493. jaya1966 says:

    Good tips. Very informative and valid.
    Here is my 6th #barathon post
    http://www.jaispoetryblog.com/2018/07/six-minutes-of-fame.html

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you

  494. BellyBytes says:

    I love your 7 year time line.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  495. jaya1966 says:

    Nice take on the prompt. Things do seem to happen in cycles of seven, don’t they? It seems to be a kind of magic number that governs most things in the universe.
    Here is my Barathon 2018 final post
    http://www.jaispoetryblog.com/2018/07/seven-year-itch_15.html

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, Yes seven-year magic does govern our lives in some or the other way

  496. Sonia Chatterjee says:

    Very unique way of depicting 7 years. Congratulations on successfully completing the challenge

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating, Thanks again yes, I finally did it, thanks for always motivating. Same to you too.

  497. Corinne Rodrigues says:

    Ah the circle of life! I didn’t realize the importance of 7 years until you shared this.

    1. PraGun says:

      I’m glad I shared something useful.

  498. Anita says:

    Great post for the prompt!
    Congrats for the WOW badge. Have a WOW week!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you very much.

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  500. Santvana Dange says:

    Nice prachi

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  501. Natasha says:

    Thank you so much Pragun, for linking with Esha and me for #WordlessWednesday. We were missing your posts. This is a lovely shot and one of my favourite pastimes when on a flight.
    Thank you. Hope to see you back again tomorrow. 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      It was my pleasure to be part of Wordless Wednesday.

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  506. Alana Mautone (@RamblinGarden) says:

    I love those terraced hills; I’ve never seen anything like that in person.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, You are most welcome to witness it in person.

  507. Namratha Varadharajan says:

    Good initiative. What are we without our words?

  508. Anshu Bhojnagarwala says:

    Good initiative pragun. Will join the party from 22nd Aug. 15th night not be possible.

  509. Sonia Chatterjee says:

    Great initiative. Hope to join you soon.

  510. Natasha says:

    Wow what a rejuvenating sight to behold, Pragun. Where is this expanse of mesmerising green?
    Thank you for linking up with us on #WW

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks natasha, this is in Nilgiris, its heaven in India. My pleasure to link with you.

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  513. Corinne Rodrigues says:

    Are you based in the Niligiris? Or on a short stay there. Either way, lucky you!
    Have a great visit from your Mom.

  514. PraGun says:

    yes, I’m in Nilgiris, please feel free to visit. Thanks

  515. Suzy says:

    Enjoy your mum’s visit. I had visited the Nilgiris as a child many many moons ago. Very beautiful place.
    visiting via the Write Tribe linkup.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, Suzy, Happy to know you had visited Nilgiris, you are most welcome now too, glad you dropped by.

  516. heartinprintbyjaya says:

    What a beautiful post.
    Thoroughly enjoyed the warmth of reading it. The way your day starts is absolute replica of mine.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks jaya, Thanks for reading and glad to know we share similar mornings.

  517. ghazala786 says:

    Nice post , could relate to it as I was also too busy this month with guests .
    Yes the idea of giving some clothes and basic hygiene stuffs to our maids & helps is great
    🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks ghazala for appreciating, bingo we shared similar days hosting, I always believe in sharing is caring and that’s the least we can do.

  518. Anshu Bhojnagarwala says:

    Such a heartwarming post, Pragun! I sincerely wish I get a call from God someday. Have so much to tell and ask Him/Her. 🙂

  519. PraGun says:

    Thanks for appreciating. Yes, there’s so much to say to the supreme power wish that really happens.

  520. Natasha says:

    Wow Prague, this is awe-inspiring. Totally blown away by the calm energies of this snapshot.
    I’m always curious to know more about the picture- where was it taken and is that the sea or a lake?
    Thank you for linking with us on #WW

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, Natasha, for such beautiful words. This is pykara lake, at sunset, it’s in Nilgiris where I’m blessed to stay at present. It was my pleasure to link up with #WW

      1. Natasha says:

        Wow, Pragun, what a gorgeous place to be living in. Bless you more! Happy tidings always.

  521. Natasha says:

    Sorry for the typo Pragun**

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  524. heartinprintbyjaya says:

    Beautifully expressed your views on Room.
    My next read for sure.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, yes do read it, its a masterpiece

  525. neilmacdon says:

    I liked the idea of the mirror packed with memories before shipping

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  526. heartinprintbyjaya says:

    Quite a catchy one.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  527. jillyfunnell says:

    I don’t feel this scene is ever going to be peaceful for the narrator again.

    1. PraGun says:

      yes you are right, even if we try to forget memories are like sticky notes

  528. granonine says:

    I was going to say the same as Jilly. Thanks, Jilly 🙂

  529. hilarymb says:

    Hiya – this is wonderful to read … about all the thoughtful and helpful volunteers who put their time and energies into helping the Kerala victims … so many – yet they’ve all given so much to ease the victims of this natural disaster … thanks for sharing with us – Hilary

    1. PraGun says:

      You are welcome, it was my pleasure to share this story. Yes there are many such silent helpers

  530. rochellewisoff says:

    Dear Pragun,
    Too many memories for serenity to return to the scene. Nicely done. Welcome to Friday Fictioneers and thank you re my new book.
    Shalom,
    Rochelle

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks rochelle, it was my pleasure to be part of friday fictioneers.

  531. mommytincture says:

    The last couple of statements were really inspiring. Hope to read this book sometime in future

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, yes do read it’s a masterpiece

  532. Jelli says:

    A very scary tale indeed. Something all to ‘real-like’ to its quality. Sometimes, we are shocked by what happens in other places so near to our own.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes life is uncertain and unpredictable.

  533. Dale says:

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers Pragun! Methinks there will no longer be serenity with that one.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, yes you are right its like haunted memory

  534. ☆Novemberschild☆ (@romspeaks) says:

    Ever since its Booker nomination (it made the shortlist), Room by Irish writer Emma Donoghue has set the literary world on fire. Most people who review the book seem to love it. They talk about how riveting and suspenseful the book is and how they felt compelled to finish it in a single reading. I am putting this book in my TBR for sure. I respect the author’s choice to write a dark-themed story narrated entirely from the perspective of a five year old boy. While the unreliable narrator is nothing new in literature, its deployment here felt fresh and so I give points for that. Thank you Pragun for a wonderful post and making it a part of my blog’s birthday celebration. Best wishes.

    1. PraGun says:

      It was my pleasure to be part of your blogs bday celebs. Yes this book is a must read do read.

  535. Anagha Yatin says:

    Salute to these unsung heroes. Such noble souls!
    ITs very heartwarming to see that there are good people in the world around us and we can learn a great deal from them.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes indeed, such positive deeds motivate a lot.

  536. simonfalk28 says:

    What a wonderful story of reaching out to share with our WATWB. Thank you so much.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks it’s my pleasure to share this story

  537. Roopali kadam says:

    Nice share

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  538. lisarey1990 says:

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers! Nicely done.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, my pleasure

  539. Tina Basu says:

    they are such noble souls. Must share about these unsung heroes.

  540. Sanjota Purohit says:

    Few people work for people instead for fame! Kudos to great souls..

    1. PraGun says:

      yes they are silent helpers

  541. Poonam B (@beyondhorizon87) says:

    Beautiful capture and the word for it.

  542. Huma Masood says:

    Noble thought.

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks

  543. Nihar Pradhan says:

    Nature at its best and dusk has its own charm, when we sit back and gaze at that narrowing horizon and reflect on things gone by and assimilate the old emotions with the changing shades of the surrounding. The engulfing darkness and trying to take over the power of light and silence makes the milieu mystical. Just the moments we need to savour and it is the sublime experience that sails through with us and the words fails to capture the true essence of the moments.
    Thanks for sharing, enjoyed the little dialogue with the scene.
    😀

    1. PraGun says:

      wow such lovely description, thanks

  544. heartinprintbyjaya says:

    Unity in true sense. When people really come forward to help people.

    1. PraGun says:

      That’s the beauty of human nature, specially India

  545. Sonia Chatterjee says:

    This deserved to be a WOW post. There’s something very aesthetic in the way you write your posts.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for your lovely words, you made my day a WoW one

  546. Nayantara Hegde says:

    Truly commendable. No effort is small and wasted. I am sure every little bit of stuff collected and donated helped someone very needy.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes indeed

  547. mjothi says:

    Really a noble gesture. There are many who just talk, but few really gets to the field and does the dirty work.
    Salute to all people who participated!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, yes even I salute all those who put in that extra effort and extra hand forward to help our brothers and sisters. Will convey your feelings.

  548. jaya1966 says:

    It is indeed heart-warming to read about how people from remote corners came together to help others who were unknown. It is this kind of spirit to help each other during adverse times that sustains human existence on this planet.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, Yes and they did it for no fame or fortune, that’s true humanity

  549. pratikshya2 says:

    Those are so cute prasadams – diya shaped. We have so many festivals and so many different rituals. It’s all so good in its own right….

    1. PraGun says:

      yes you are right that’s the beauty of Incredible India

  550. Mayuri6 says:

    This sounds like a thriller, a genre I really enjoy reading. Your review has tempted me to add it to by TBR. Shall be reading it soon. Thanks for sharing!

    1. PraGun says:

      yes you should read the book its a masterpiece.

  551. Jyotirmoy Sarkar says:

    Did not have much idea about this Puja, thanks for the details.

  552. indian beauty secrets says:

    I love reading up on traditions…I have never heard of this tradition. It is so interesting that we have so many festivals

  553. Family on the wheels (@TalesofFOTW) says:

    Nice Click , Sunsets gives up positivism #myfriendalexa #fotwreads !! Which city was this ?

    1. PraGun says:

      it’s Nilgiris as was my topic for the post, it’s a beautiful place in tamilnadu

  554. Lavanya says:

    Hi, I actually found a few people posting reviews about this book. The cover alone is outstanding. Hope to pick it up soon.

  555. aditi says:

    What a happy post to start my day:)
    Loved reading ❤️

    1. PraGun says:

      my pleasure

  556. Gunjan (tuggu.n.mommy) says:

    wow, this sounds super easy. Thanks for sharing

  557. Akshata Ram says:

    Thanks for this detailed write up I wasnt aware of this puja. The pics make it look so beautiful

  558. purbajune says:

    A beautiful and informative post. Loved reading about the festival.

  559. Shubhra Rastogi says:

    Thanks for such a detailed explanation of this puja. #MyFriendAlexa

  560. sukrisblog says:

    I was always curious to know about this festival. Thanks for sharing.

  561. mommytincture says:

    My mom has been fasting on this day ever since her wedding. But never knew the exact significance of this day. Informative post.

  562. Abhijit Ray says:

    This is a beautiful blog that describes the organised and clear head of the blogger. The way the introduction is made, it appears that blogger knows what she is doing. I am sharing this particular blog post as I am moved by thoughtful and kind nature of the blogger towards the problem of a fellow human being.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for such lovely words, My pleasure that you shared my post, keep visiting

  563. vartikasdiary1 says:

    I have seen my Mom and Aunts performing all the rituals of this pooja since childhood, your pots took me to those days, very well explained.

  564. Bikramjit says:

    A beautiful picture, a beautiful mind, thanks for sharing

  565. MeenalSonal says:

    The way you categorised the posts is awesome. Good to read your happy list.
    Cheers
    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts
    #MyFriendAlexa #MeenalSonalReads

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks for reading

  566. vidhya thakkar says:

    beautiful article! Loved it #Viddhreads #MyfriendAlexa

  567. Storyteller says:

    Kerala floods, one can see that humanity is still left in the people. Reading this post makes me feel so proud to be an Indian and above all Human….

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes these are the real helping Indian souls that motivate us.

      1. Storyteller says:

        so true dear

  568. everylittlethinghappiness says:

    Kerela floods somehow woke up the humanity in us where everyone was ready to help get Kerela back to life. Such a heartwarming post to read about the real heroes

    1. PraGun says:

      True said, we saw many helping positive humans around us. thanks for reading

  569. richa mina says:

    In Kerela floods India United and joined it’s hands together to help them in the tragic moments. my salute to such helping souls who made a difference in many lives.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  570. Questy Musings says:

    A child’s life is full of innocence and gratitude. Instilling gratitude and sharing is ideal.

  571. Varad says:

    Incidents like these are the main reasons that I don’t lose hope in humanity. I just wish we support and help each other every day of the year, instead of waiting for some disaster to strike. Even a small help to the nearby orphanage, or rehabilitation centre, or the animal welfare causes will make a lot of difference. Humans have kindness in them, only we keep it buried for special occasions.

  572. Prerna Wahi says:

    Wow. I didn’t know so many details about this festival. Thanks for sharing them!

    1. PraGun says:

      My pleasure

  573. Mann (@Munkaun) says:

    Being Hindu, I didn’t have idea about this TEEj though I know the previous one of which the swings, mehandi and Ghewar are part. Today My maid who is from Nepal told me about her fast and how it resembles the karwachauth except for the fact that you break it next morning!!! Interesting post.
    #mannreads

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes one is hariya teej and this is hartalika teej depending on i think the position of Sun in northern & central India in panchang i suppose.
      Yes you are right this is tough fast as it gets over the next day morning with curd rice.

  574. PraGun says:

    Yes you are right, well said help should not be time or day specific.

  575. sujatatawde says:

    Haritalika vrat is popular in our Maharashtra too. We celebrate it with similar enthusiasm . The rituals are a bit different . Glad to know the details . #MyFriendAlexa #SujatawadeReads

    1. PraGun says:

      I’m myself from Maharashtrian background, glad to know the connection.

  576. Dipali Bhasin says:

    Small gifts go a long way. What a beautiful idea! I’m going to implement it too. Thanks for the share!

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes such small gestures bring smile, hygiene and memories too.

  577. Anchal says:

    Hope you have a great September 🙂

  578. Ishita Hurkat says:

    I hadn’t heard of this particular teej before. Nicely written.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  579. mommysdiarysite says:

    There are so many unsung heroes all over the world. They help without demanding anything in return. And there’s another set of ppl who do nothing but become the face of the thing. Thanks for sharing this story.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes you are right. Many people do it for show off and media attention and there are people who do it thinking it to be their social service and responsibility.

  580. Disha says:

    My family celebrates this Teej, but I was not aware of so much history about it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Welcome

  581. Kalpana Manivannan says:

    I wasn’t aware of the significance of this festival. Thanks for writing this post .

  582. Meena says:

    Not heard of this festival. In Karnataka, day before Ganesha chaturthi is celebrated as Gowri habba. The mother of Ganesha, Goddess Gowri is welcomed and puja is performed.All the married daughters of the house are called and bagina is given to them.

  583. Jheelam says:

    Haven’t heard about Puja before. This is so wonderful to know the various customs from different parts of my country. Thanks for sharing the details.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes Indian is known for its diverse cultures and traditions followed and I love exploring them.

  584. Anks says:

    So many traditions that we know nothing about. Personally, am not a big fan of fasting for every celebration (almost!) but the whole making of clay idols, worshipping them and immersing them sounds like a great ritual 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Traditions are part of our Indian culture and I too try to find the scientific reasons behind it before i follow them.

  585. Neha Sharma says:

    With the title and the first line of the post, I thought it’s something related to the pack of cigarettes. That’s the beauty of a good piece of writing, it looks like something else and comes out to be completely different by the end. I really appreciate your thoughts behind this noble deed. Made me think about it, I start also start sharing a pack to someone in need every month now.

    1. PraGun says:

      hehe, this didnt click me when i had decided on topic, but his thing bought a smile on my face. Thanks for such beautiful words, glad Im inspiring few

  586. Varsh says:

    My mother observed a fast and did a Hartalika puja but it isn’t followed as much at my in-laws’ home. I did take part in the puja at my friend’s place today. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. PraGun says:

      You must have enjoyed hartalika games at friends place, Happy teej.

  587. Priyal says:

    Never have this much of idea about Shiv , Parvatijee puja , Thanks for written something so informative about festivals

    1. PraGun says:

      My pleasure

  588. whimsicalcompass says:

    I’ve heard so much about the book and the movie, but haven’t been able to gather the courage to pick it up or even watch it. But I love the way you’ve portrayed the story and your emotions. It does seem quite inspiring.
    [@samantha_rjsdr] from
    Whimsical Compass

    1. PraGun says:

      It’s a masterpiece, do try and read, it touched my soul.

      1. whimsicalcompass says:

        I will 😀

  589. Priya says:

    Haven’t read much of your fiction work, Pragun. Must say, you write well. The protagonist is not going to be at peace, whether comes back or not. After all, the mirror of memories is there to remind…

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating, my fiction is still in my diaries yet to frame & move ahead.

  590. pythoroshan says:

    Happy to hear about this… So many heroes who stood up during our times of need

    1. PraGun says:

      Oh so you are from God’s own country. Hope things are coming back to normal.

  591. talesofsuchita says:

    Such a great idea. Kudos!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  592. Sudip Saha says:

    This is the first time I’m visiting your blog. It’s totally different from the ones that I have seen so far. Loved the ‘Panchatatva’ concept of your blog. A beautiful blog on Indian culture and traditions. Thanks for enlightening us with Hartalika puja.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for such lovely words for my blog.

  593. Rashmi says:

    Wow! That’s a grateful thought indeed. Loved the idea of gifting hygiene to someone instead of any other precious gifts.

  594. Kalpana says:

    Thanks for giving this insight about Teej. Beautiful photos.

  595. ☆Novemberschild☆ (@romspeaks) says:

    This practice Hartalika Teej marks the conclusion of this sacred occasion, which is practiced whole-heartedly in India.

  596. roysashwata says:

    Had very little idea about this puja. Thanks for sharing and enlightening

    1. PraGun says:

      My pleasure, thanks for reading

  597. Puspanjalee Das Dutta says:

    We don’t celebrate teej in Assamese community. So, I definitely enjoyed reading about this festival.

  598. tinacharya says:

    In Odisha it is observed as Bali Tritiya. The rituals are more or less same but In Odisha The women keep a Nirjala Brata(Without water). That’s why it is considered bit tough. However, not all house hold have this Brata to perform. In my mayaaka this Brata is mandotory but in my Sasural…its not there.HAPPY TEEZ. Lovely Sharing !!

    1. PraGun says:

      yes it is nirjala in Maharashtra too, which gets over the next morning with curd rice, it’s tough i agree, but its for love and life of your loved one’s.

  599. Manas Mukul says:

    Could totally relate to the post. Have grown around such rituals and traditions.
    #MyFriendAlexa #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia

  600. Anshu Bhojnagarwala says:

    I have heard of hartalika teej, but I don’t know any women around me who celebrates it. So haven’t been a part of this beautiful celebration. Sounds like Karva Chauth where married women deck up and pray for the health and longevity of their husband.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes it’s similar to karwa chauth. With few cultural add-ons

  601. Nupur Maskara (@nuttynupur) says:

    You told me something my m in law hasn’t!

    1. PraGun says:

      Glad, & in my case my mil has only told me all as I’m very inquisitive & always asking queries to her related to these traditions & festivals.

  602. Shree Janani says:

    Being from another part of the country it is interesting to read about different practices. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks for reading

  603. akashpatwari says:

    I love holi specially for gujiya.. Will definitely try this recipe.. #MyFriendalexa #Flavorsofworldread

  604. everydaybanterblog says:

    Excellent idea! What a noble initiative.. I will follow as well !

  605. Sanjota Purohit says:

    My neighbor grandma used to do this pooja when I was a kid. We call it Gouri Pooja which has similar story and process.

    1. PraGun says:

      Oh glad to know.

  606. sinjanag says:

    Wonderful endeavour. Thank you so much for your hard work towards the society. Hope Kerala recuperate soon from the disaster.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes, Amen

  607. Nidhi Rawal Gautam says:

    Finally I know what Hartalika Teej is all about. Thank you.

    1. PraGun says:

      my pleasure

  608. manpreetkaur93 says:

    Never knew about any of this. I live in north india and haven’t even seen the festivities of ganesh chathurthi. Reading this was enlightening. There’s so much i need to learn about the cultures of my own country!

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes that’s the beauty of incredible India

  609. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna says:

    Love the theme of your blog and this post is really helpful. I am doing this since childhood. you had explained all things in detail

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks for such lovely words for my blog, thanks for reading

  610. Rashi Roy says:

    I just finished the evening aarti of today’s teej and read your post 🙂 Such a coincidence! Very well written 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      wow that my pleasure, happy teej to you

  611. Deepa says:

    Good to know about this festival in detail. Teej is celebrated by many of my friends and its nice to see them getting ready in colourful clothes and sringar.

  612. momsmethods says:

    Just today a friend was telling me about the puja she performed at home and the significance… Loved reading up more details on the same

  613. romagptasinha says:

    I am fasting for Teej today dear, thanks for taking the readers through the customs dear.

    1. PraGun says:

      Happy Teej to you dear, my pleasure, thanks for reading

  614. Samarpita Sharma (@BookLuster) says:

    Beautiful capture and equally beautiful words

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  615. Sonam Jain says:

    I had no idea about this teej festival.. Thanks for sharing and helping me to know our Hindu culture.. Also your blog is lovely

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for Reading, indeed Indian/ Hindu cultures and traditions are lovely and Thanks for liking my blog, keep visiting

  616. Kadambari Singh says:

    wow!! looks yummy…want to grab a bit from here itself.

  617. arv! says:

    Deep Amawasya is not celebrated here in Jaipur. This is first time I have heard about it.

    1. PraGun says:

      It’s just a way to pray for light & diyas that spread light in our life.

  618. Namratha Varadharajan says:

    Inspirational. There are lot of such small caring cells mobilised that collected and directly catered to the requirements on the ground in Kerala. There was a lady even in our apartment who collected money for food and blankets and made sure they reached collection points in mysore
    Namratha from #firstgreenstep #MyFriendAlexa

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks & glad to know about that helping lady who put in her best for humankind.

  619. Vandana Mathur says:

    Thanks for sharing the details of this puja. I had participated in this puja at my neighbour’s place when I was in Bhopal. She used to fast the whole day and night and used to keep awake the whole night. It is a really difficult fast.

    1. PraGun says:

      Glad to know, yes it’s bit difficult coz it gets over the next morning but its for the love and life of our loved ones.

  620. TheMomSagas says:

    Never knew so many details of this puja! Thanks for sharing. 👍🏻

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading

  621. pareshgodhwani says:

    Even I maintained 3 blogs on blogger before starting my self hosted blog. As I started that self hosted blog. The other blogs slowly slowly went out of the picture.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes it happens they are like babies & need full time & care so better stick to one max two.

  622. momlearningwithbaby says:

    We don’t celebrate Hartalika Teej, but I know a lot of friends and relatives who do. The best part of such Indian traditions is dressing up, get together and whole cheerful atmosphere.
    #MyFriendAlexa #Momlearningwithbaby #Blogchatter

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes Indian traditions and culture makes India more incredible and beautiful

  623. Sindhu Vinod Narayan says:

    Very good write up.
    #sindhureads #myfriendalexa

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  624. sonamchamaria says:

    So informative!

  625. alpanadeo says:

    I grew up in IIT Kanpur but we had a couple of Maharashtrian families and we used to celebrate Ganapati. Hartalika Pooja bring back memories when I was a kid and all the other aunties would join for this Pooja. In Maharashtra, we celebrate it in a different way.
    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you!!
    #MothersGurukulreads #Myfriendalexa

    1. PraGun says:

      Glad to know, lovely memories stay for lifetime.
      I’m from Maharashtra but have celebrated this way only, do share your way so i will get to know more about it.
      Happy ganesh chaturthi to you too

  626. stunningmoon says:

    In us Marwaris we celebrate Hariyali Teej which comes some days prior to this one I guess. Fasting but it involves different rituals and there is yummy Sattu to eat after breaking the fast!

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes i know hariyali teej it comes in august, yummy sattu i love it

  627. Preeti's Panorama says:

    Such beautiful new thoughts are the need of the society. This humane gesture should be practised by every person who is capable enough to do so. You have inspired me Pragun. Kudos to you

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks and yes such small gestures bring smile and health for someone, glad i inspired

  628. blogitwithsurabhi says:

    Great that you worte about a festival that not many people know! Happy Teej!

    1. PraGun says:

      happy teej, thanks it was my pleasure

  629. Priya says:

    Will wait to read😊

  630. Haimanti says:

    Such a well written post full of nuances… I can feel every word you wrote… Brilliant writing!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading & appreciating.

  631. poojakawatra says:

    More than anything love your thought to bring a chance in someone’s life.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating. I’m trying to gift health & happiness.

  632. MusafirHunYaaron says:

    Celebrated my first teej yesterday

    1. PraGun says:

      Wow, happy first teej and Ganesha chaturthi

  633. Vasantha Vivek says:

    I loved this idea of gifting pads to our maids. Great action of love, indeed. Do count me in for this noble act of kindness.

    1. PraGun says:

      I’m glad, you loved the gift. Such gifts can give health and happiness and satisfaction too.

  634. Agnivo Niyogi says:

    This is a praiseworthy initiative you have taken. Kudos!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating.

  635. momtasticworld says:

    What a wonderful thought. Such small steps we can take to actually help the people who need our help. I am definitely starting this habit from this month onwards.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for appreciating. Yes such small gestures will gift happiness & health.

  636. lifewithmypenguin says:

    Wow. Such a novel thought. You created the story beautifully and I really took time to understand that you were talking about sanitary pads. Inspiring idea.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading & appreciating.

  637. Tina Basu says:

    so nice to read about the Teej traditions. We don’t have it in Bengalis and I am so unaware about these traditions.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading

  638. JayanthyGovindarajan (@JayanthyG) says:

    This is such a lovely post! More than anything, a lovely thought! It is true that many people still consider periods as a shy event and need help with it. I am motivated by you to help someone who is truly in need!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading, Yes once you start you will gift happiness, health & it will bring satisfaction for yourself for sure.

  639. DrAmrita says:

    I am thankful for nature and it’s blessings too.It’s the most creative aspect of life .

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes we should be always thankful to nature, and protect and conserve it too. Thanks for stopping by.

  640. Monika Suri says:

    O I just love Poha . But I never knew about steamed poha recipe . Thanks

    1. PraGun says:

      Bingo i too love poha, this steam poha is very famous in malwa region of MP

  641. Blogsikka.com says:

    Never heard of this teej, ur information is new to me.. #myfriendalexa

  642. Blogsikka.com says:

    Never heard of this teej, ur information is new to me.. #myfriendalexa

    1. PraGun says:

      Glad & thanks for reading

  643. msarora says:

    I was knowing about Ganesh Chaturthi but not knowing about it. Loved reading your post
    #msarorasays

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading & appreciating.

  644. PrettyMummaSays says:

    I only knew the name of this festival but now I know a little more about it from your blog. Thanks for sharing. #surreads #myfriendalexa #blogchatter

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading, it’s my pleasure

  645. Veena says:

    What a great post, saving iit to refer it for our next Ganesha Festival 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading

  646. CREATIVE LIFE STAR says:

    Amazing and beautiful post. This recipe is so tempting and nutritious. Great thoughts.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  647. Bushra says:

    Get to know so many rituals about Ganesh Chaturthi. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. Btw I’m big lover if prasad

    1. PraGun says:

      Happy Ganesh chaturthi to you too, Come over for prasadam.

  648. Ranjini says:

    I’m getting to know about this for the first time 🙂 will try soon.

  649. शिप्रा त्रिवेदी says:

    Such a great post on Ganesh Chaturthi. I did not know all this. I really like the idea of immersing the idol into a water tub. Every year on Ganesh chaturthi and Gurga Puja, lacks of idol go into rivers and seas, and they affect the water life inside. I wish Ganapati brings lots of happiness for you and for your family.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks shipra, Yes it’s we only who can help conserve our nature and environment. Wish you same and happy Ganesha chaturthi.

  650. Ramya says:

    We celebrate this festival as Vinayaka chavithi in Andhra pradesh but the process is almost same. Thanks for sharing details of the lovely tradition.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes i know it’s also called vinayaka or even vinyagar chaturthi too. My pleasure thanks for reading

  651. Meenakshi says:

    Love such places of serenity!

  652. Mahak says:

    I have fond memories of Ganesh Chaturthi from my childhood when we celebrated together as a community in our building. It was 7 days of festivities, family, friends and food

    1. PraGun says:

      Glad u enjoyed it, happy Ganesh festival

  653. Geethica says:

    My mom in law loves to make sweet dishes with coconut flavour. I am sure she is going to try this one too. It looks delicious

  654. Gleefulblogger says:

    Om Gana Ganapati Namoh Namah! Thanks for sharing such pious and vibrant post.
    #MyFriendAlexa #gleefulreads

    1. PraGun says:

      My pleasure, thanks for reading

  655. daisybala says:

    I celebrate Teej too and your description is beautiful 😊👏🏻

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks & happy teej

  656. Lancelot (@Lanzomaniac) says:

    I am amazed with the sky. I always participate in the Sky watch friday theme. The pictures posted there are out of the world.

  657. rashimital says:

    Mirrors are always a reflection of many things, memories, our feelings, even ourselves. #LiveItYoungReads #MyFriendAlexa

  658. daisybala says:

    I celebrate Teej toon your description is beautiful 😊👏🏻

    1. PraGun says:

      thanks

  659. Keerthi Vydyula says:

    Some of the photos were not loading for me. Tried to check in different browser as well.
    Talking about the recipe, it is indeed very simple to make. Will give it a try sometime.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading & sorry to know the pictures were not loading. I hv uploaded in Firefox but no one else pointed out this, will surely recheck.
      This prasadam is simple & tasty.

  660. Anmol Rawat says:

    Green Ganpati is a really nice initiative. 🙂

  661. tamannabavishi says:

    This almost made me thank my stars that I have never been a part of the corporate life. I don’t have it in me to do unethical things to climb up to the top.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes right, same here can’t hurt others to rise

  662. Anubhuti says:

    Nicely penned down…

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  663. DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter says:

    Brilliant idea! It takes a very large heart to write and implement the idea of a pack to share. Imagine, if we all did this, it will create a positive impact on so many lives. Kudos to your thought process! #MyFriendAlexa #MayuraReads

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, for appreciating. Such gift will bring, health & happiness & hygiene in thr lives

  664. Bikramjit says:

    These practices are very much needed, thanks for sharing

    1. PraGun says:

      My pleasure

  665. Abhijit Ray says:

    I had visited your blog earlier. I was really impressed. I hold my opinion after reading this post. Yes, no matter how intelligent parents may be, children are different entities. There may be genetic influence, but not all people are equals and it is unfair to expect kids will have same proclivity. I am glad you did not pressurise your son to do well in studies. If he is good in sports he will shine. Like every good student does not become Einstein, every cricketer will not become a Tendulkar. But, if he likes the field he is in, he will find his way to become successful in his own way.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading & visiting my blog. Yes we as parents should respect that children are also individual’s. We are here to guide & advice them.

      1. PraGun says:

        Abhijit ray sir , I’m unable to open your blog, please share link.

  666. Surbhi Rastogi says:

    Gratitude is a sure-shot way of increasing all things which bring you happiness! Your post is a reminder to be thankful !

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes agree gratitude doubles happiness & nature gives us this happiness in plenty

  667. shri.krishna.sharma says:

    Nice post. very good information regarding the celebrations.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

    2. PraGun says:

      Thank you

  668. Puspanjalee Das Dutta says:

    Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing

  669. shubhraarika says:

    Each child and different and it is baseless to compare them. Also one should keep in mind not to pressurize them. Great post …

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes, agree

  670. Jyotirmoy Sarkar says:

    Seems delicious, will give it a try.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, yes it’s very yumm specially in winters.

  671. Leha says:

    Your recipes are so simple and look tasty. I remember the aam papad as well. These are things an amateur cook like me can try!
    #MyFriendAlexa #literarylehareads

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks that you liked them. keep visitng

  672. Milan says:

    will try it!! Thanks for sharing

  673. Ruchie says:

    I just liked the way you write !!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  674. tamannabavishi says:

    Pragun, this is such a beautifully written. I read and re-read your post twice, hit the subscribe button and then I’m commenting here. You writing has a very peaceful ring to it. Loved it.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks tamanna for such beautiful words.

  675. Anagha Yatin says:

    I recollected one sentence… “One sheet of paper can not decide my fate”. The moment we realize this, I suppose, we, the mothers will go easy on children appearing for exams. Thanks for taking this topical topic for discussion.

    1. PraGun says:

      Right said, one sheet or report card never matter in life later and one need to understand it as early as one can.

  676. thoughts thru lens says:

    Nicely written poem which justifies every women’s thoughts and the beautiful capture that accompanied the poem.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  677. Ramya says:

    Thanks for giving a step to step process. I love the cake, Will try.

    1. PraGun says:

      My pleasure

  678. Maya Bhat says:

    I loved the point, don’t keep on telling what happened during our times, time has changed. Even now if someone start talking about their times and complain about those things not happening now (in a negative tone), it is a kind of irritating to listen.

    1. PraGun says:

      yes, they are individuals of this time, so why force old thing on new generation.

  679. preety tiwari says:

    yummy recipe…will try this for my kids.thanks for sharing #MyFriendAlexa #DelhibloggerReads

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks for reading

  680. Anks says:

    I love carrot cakes. I used to think they are tough but this recipe seems doable even for a non-baker like me!

    1. PraGun says:

      yes its not that difficult, carrot cakes are healthy too

  681. pranoti sitoke (@pranoti3088) says:

    Really impeccable 🙂

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

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  684. mjothi says:

    Nice story. Maybe says a message about being all eyes and ears while driving. And abiding laws.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes you are right.

  685. Suhasini says:

    Nice story and heart touching too

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  686. Sonia Chatterjee says:

    Oh Pragun, this was heartbreaking. I wish he drove a little more rationally. Beautiful post.

    1. PraGun says:

      Yes, Sonia till date we think the same thing, wish he was not in over joyous mood while driving, life would have been different then.

  687. aditi says:

    Heart touching story. Good take on the WOW prompt.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

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  690. Hammad Rais says:

    Lovely captures 🙂

  691. Abhijit Ray says:

    Nice story. Sad ending.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks, yes life sometimes is harsh, and this is reality.

  692. Preeti's Panorama says:

    Such an inspirational story and I like the simplicity with which you present the story. Such Individuals need to be known by many. They are the stalwarts of humanity. #readbypreetispanorama

    1. PraGun says:

      Thank you for reading

  693. eshachaks says:

    Inspiring to say the least.. Thank you for bringing us these stories

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks my pleasure

  694. aditi says:

    Such people strengthen my belief in humanity. Hats off!

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  695. Sonia Chatterjee says:

    Such an inspiring story. The world needs more men like him.

    1. PraGun says:

      Thanks

  696. shravmusings says:

    I hope to see this kind of positive news every day so that we also can emulate them.