Magicians in Poets..

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“Once, poets were magicians. Poets were strong, stronger than warriors or kings — stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again. “
— Greg Bear

Do you agree?
Can a pen be mightier than a sword AGAIN?

Thanks to Mon for nominating me for Quotes challenge 🙂

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Best Day of my Life of American Authors. [My new favorite song]

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Well, well, well ! Up & running. Monsoon brings rain & wonderful people in WP brings awards 😛

Week has started already, so let’s get started with this post also 😀

Kind Thank you to Neerja , KritikaRoopamMon for the nominations 🙂

They all are awesome bloggers and reading their thoughts will surely UP your thinking process 😉

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The Liebster award:

Thanks Neerja for the nomination and a great set of questions.

Rapid Fire Round begins–

Q: What is your favorite read so far and why?

A: I have read some great books and still a long to-be-read list is awaiting always. I really loved Harry Potter, reading recently A Song of Ice and Fire(the Game of Thrones series), but I would say The Boy in the Striped Pajamas has been my favorite. The story is so innocent and how a boy struggles to adjust to new places as his father is involved in the World War, The emotions described are lovely. If you want, you can download the PDF of the book in my G-Drive here. A movie is also made on the book. I haven’t seen the movie yet but I have been told that it’s also worth watching. Check it here.

Q: What kind of a person you are sweet or sour or mix up of both?

A: Do anyone tell they are sour? Do anyone tell they are bad? I ain’t for sure telling that 😉 I am sweet. Trust me 😀

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: I was suffering from Typhoid since the last week and till the leaves are continuing 😉 I miss the delicious food 😦 Can’t eat anything from outside and have to wait for some more days also 😦 I love almost every veg, junk food available 😀 I love to eat tid-bits and in regular intervals, rather than 1 heavy meal and done for the day. I love Chole Bhature, all kind of sweets, ice creams, chocolates 😦

Q: Are you a night owl or an early cuckoo?

A: No one in our family is an early cuckoo 😀 Most are night owls and I am *proud*of that 😛 Even though my health was on a down side, I was awake till 3-4 am watching Football or Breaking Bad 😉 If you haven’t seen Breaking Bad, please do, it’s awesomesauce 😀

Q: Which genre you like to read most and why?

A: I love reading Fictional. Harry Potter, GOT, Eragon series, Twilight. Some detective novels are also fun 😀 Strict no to supernatural or scary books or movies also 😉 Reason being, I am sweet guy(I already mentioned that :D).

Q: What’s according to you is your prized possession?

A: The blessings of everyone and my great mother, super sisters and AWESOME F.R.I.E.N.D.S. 😛 I love each and one of them to death.

Q: Do you believe in love at first sight? If yes then why and if no, then why?

A: Yes, I do. To support, check out this cool song Love at first sight of Blue. I was called as Foolishly Romantic by one of my friend and I cherish that 😉 Love is the most important factor holding all of us. I believe that the first impression goes a long way. Love is life.

Q: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

A: Strictly introvert, if you’re a stranger and I don’t like your vibe. I am kind of good at socializing and talk my way through things but the main hindrance comes is the other person is not always willing to listen or understand the situation and then that makes me avoid those kind of people. I can talk at length to anybody(yeah, a stranger also) but he must be willing to participate in the talk 😉

Q: Have you ever cried in public? If yes can you state the incident?(if its personal and you don’t want to share then its ok)

A: If by public you mean family and parents, then YEAH 😉 Some dispute, long way back 😀 I prefer crying alone with closed doors and head inside the blanket.

Q: When was the last time you laughed so hard that you rolled on the floor? And why?

A: These kind of days do not come always but I can say they come quite often. I have such great friends and their sense of humor is so high that having an ache in the stomach due to laughs is frequent. I am blessed in that regard. Some leg-pulling, some mimicry and laughs are with us 😀

Q: Have you ever been made fool? When and by whom?

A: Of course. By God and teachers and everybody who said STUDY WELL AND LIFE WILL BE OKAY ONCE YOU GET A JOB 😀 I can’t see it 😛 But, I am kidding 😉 I don’t know exactly what kind of fool it’s asked(I don’t know the various categories) but friends have made fool like in jest. Life has made a fool, like the above example 😛 There are some examples 😉


Roopam, the sweetum, nominated me with Sunshine Blogger award.

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She asks, “Share that one thing you really really really want to do, like down the lane, in future? “.

A: I don’t know what’s gonna happen tomorrow, so future is the extreme point of uncertainty for me 😉 I definitely want to be a good Dad. That’s very far yet one of the important things for me. Somewhere down the road, I want to make some difference in this world. I had read somewhere, “Make this world a better place than you received.”

All jumbled thoughts. Hope someday, they will be aligned and working 🙂


Mon has nominated me for Quotes challenge. I will write on it soon. Thank you for the nomination though 😉


Kritika nominated me for The Blogger Recognition award.

Something to know about the award :
This award was originally created by Eve @ Edge of the Night

About how Smiles here & Smiles there started:

First of all, this name is not with which it started. It was some other name, which I don’t remember as it was more than 2 years back and I was seldom blogging. Somehow, I changed the name to this and didn’t realize until someone nominated Smiles here & Smiles there. I couldn’t understand, why would someone use the site name and not my name. I didn’t like it and then slowly, I accepted that this name is not that bad and to tell the truth, it very closely signifies me. Now I am in love with the name and to tell a secret, I am thinking of getting a tattoo with the same name on me. Just a passing thought. Will have to give more serious thoughts to it 😛

To the newbies out there, WP is awesome, people here are all friendly and awesome. Connect with them and write whatever comes to your mind. Some will help you, some will guide you, some will encourage you, some will give you platform to launch your words, but most of all, each and everyone will appreciate you. We all feel some strong and unique bond to words and hence this bond will take us all far. Keep writing and keep learning. Keep smiling 🙂

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About nominations – Please feel free to write on these and I will be grateful to you for that 😉

Birthday wishes to my friend, Parin 🙂 Rock ahead dude ! 🙂

Happy week and pray for an awesome weekend 😀

That notification sound..

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My phone
Is like a whining baby
Who keeps on
Whining always
Some notification sound
Now and then
Some notification sound
At regular intervals
But I don’t care much
For any of those
Until I hear THAT SOUND
For which I crave
No matter what I am doing
I never fail to attend to it
And if it’s not you
Yes I curse
Under my breath
And keep my phone aside
Doing the unnecessary
Things which I do
To wait for
THAT SOUND 
Until I hear
It again

DAY 5

This is in response to Kritika’s Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Thank you Kritika for giving me this wonderful opportunity to express my thoughts in a different manner. It’s the end of this challenge. Thank you Kritika, I really loved it 🙂

The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”

I would like to nominate Sheth for this challenge(Day 5).

Others matters..

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Pray.

Kneel down.

Not because others do.

Not because others say.

But because we believe.

We believe in Him.

If not Him, then on a higher power.

On something bigger than humans.

On some miraculously magical energy.

Trust it.

Pray for it’s increased strength

Because we derive our strength from it.

Pray for it’s increased energy

Because we derive our energy from it.

Pray with a bigger heart.

Pray not only for ourselves

But also for others.

Because we are included in others.

He will not search for us

While showering His blessings.

He will sprinkle it on us.

On all of us.

The more we pray for all.

The more He sprinkles.

The more we get.

The more you get.

The more I get.

Don’t be selfish.

Or else you will be

Standing with an umbrella

Thinking the sprinkle as dust

Or a mild hail storm

And get naught.

While others around you

Will be celebrating.

So think of others also.

Not before yourself.

But think about them.

Others matters.

May be not to you.

But to Him.

To higher energy.

And you will be blessed accordingly.

DAY 4

This is in response to Kritika’s Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Thank you Kritika for giving me this wonderful opportunity to express my thoughts in a different manner.

The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”

I would like to nominate Kriti for this challenge(Day 4).

Swim across the skies..

Meant to fly

Caged for pleasure

Meant to swim across the skies

Caged for beauty

Meant to chirp

Caged to never be free

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Image from a friend’s place.

I read somewhere “If you like a flower, you pluck it. If you love a flower, you water it daily.”

Similar is with nature & its beauty. Birds are meant to be free & flying at their will.

DAY 3

This is in response to Kritika’s Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Thank you Kritika for giving me this wonderful opportunity to express my thoughts in a different manner.

The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”

I would like to nominate Nicole for this challenge(Day 3).

My Final Destination..

Never did I think
As a kid
That some day
I will write
Write my heart out
And there
Will be people
Out there reading
My work
My art
Appreciating it
Relating with it
Accompanying me
On my journey
Sharing my thoughts
Sharing my views
Sharing my life per se
And it is true
It is not that easy
This journey of Life
And we need friends
We need support
We need companion
We need love
Some people
Act as hurdles
On this journey
Decreasing our speed
Sometimes, bringing us
To hault
But, once we have
Crossed the hurdle
It won’t disturb us anymore
Some people
Are like
Light poles
They lighten
Our paths
So that we can
Easily overcome
The hurdles
But, these
Light poles are left
Behind when we keep
On progressing
Ahead
Some are like
Torches
We keep them with Us
Always
Because
We trust them
And in need
We seek their help
And they seldom
Fail to our expectations
And help us
When we think
Every other option
Was gone
It’s never ever
About the
End of the Journey
called ‘The Destination’
Our Journey
Is ‘The Final Destination’
You all are
A part of
My Final Destination..

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DAY 2

This is in response to Kritika’s Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Thank you Kritika for giving me this wonderful opportunity to express my thoughts in a different manner.

The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”

I would like to nominate Saloni for this challenge(Day 2).

Free Style writing – Part III – Innocence..

I have been nominated by Geethu ( She’s one of the best people here) to the free writing challenge.

Below are the rules for the task:

  1. Open an MS Word document
  2. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.
  3. You topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
  4. Fill the word doc with as much words as you want. once you began writing do not stop even to turn.
  5. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)
  6. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However if you do, it would be best.
  7. At the end of your post write down ‘No. Of words =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
  8. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).

My word: Innocence

Innocence
Was not in his
mischievous activites
It was in his
Love for her
For which
He respected her
And she cared for him
It was in his
smiles
Whenever he got a glance
Of her
Even in photos
It was in his
words
Which he dedicated to her
Even if she
Wouldn’t read
And even if she did
She wouldn’t know
And even if she knew
She wouldn’t appreciate
And even if she appreciates
She wouldn’t reciprocate
And if she reciprocates
He will allow her
In his heart Innocently..

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Time : 5 : 50

Words : 90

I have already nominated twice for the same Free style writing challenge. So anybody else who is up for the challenge, please feel free to join in.

And the word for you guys is, “SIMILARITIES”.

Allergic to ‘E’ Challenge & also the Very Inspiring Blogger Award !!

Hello guys !!

I was nominated for this awkward yet very interesting challenge by Kritika !! She is a wonderful writer & also has skills of painting & photography. So, all-in-all her site is perfect fun. Do invest your time in her site !!

Here are the rules of the challenge:

  1. Write a whole paragraph (a paragraph sounds easy right?) without any word containing the letter “e” (still easy for ya?)
  2. By reading this you are already signed up.
  3. Challenge at least five bloggers to do the challenge. They must do it within 24 hours or it is considered as failure.
  4. If you fail or pass, suffer in the Page of Lame.
  5. If you win, wallow in the Page of Fame.

Instead of coming up with a paragraph, I wrote a poem(which also has an E) 😀 It was a tough one.

Laugh loud and
Finish tasks and
Grow !!
Stay Strong and
Broadcast Wisdom and
Don’t look at statistics as
Crowd ain’t got brains
You gotta fight
If you fail
All you gotta do
Is shout
PLOT TWIST
And run
Run towards
Starry Horizon
Bright humans
Bright brains
Bright YOU

Did you understand what the poem was about? If YES , then please make me understand in the comments section. If NO, then also add a comment about what you expected this poem to be & what it turned out 😀

My nominations for this challenge are :

Vanchula

Jeni

Geethu

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I was also nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Jeni, good friend and a wonderful blogger. Do read her posts.

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award
  • Add the logo to your post
  • Nominate ten (10) bloggers you admire and inform them of the nomination

My apologies for taking so long to revert with the post. I am honored for this award 🙂

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I am thankful to everyone of WP family for finding out time to read my works & encouraging me write better content. You all are nominated and rightly deserving for the Inspiring Blogger award.

Happy Sunday !!