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This morning Google reminded me that 3 March is 'World Wildlife Day .’ But did you know it is also 'National I Want You To Be Happy Day’ and ’World Hearing Day’? The immediate thought that came to my just-awakened brain was, who decides these?

I often hear people saying, what about the other days? Aren’t you supposed to make others happy, promote hearing awareness and care about the wildlife on days before or after 03 March? That’s the problem with these specific days. When they are about to approach, arrangements are made to increase awareness and promote celebrations around…


We always say, “what’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” But for children of this generation, name is everything. Yesterday, I made Vada( a South indian crispy fried snack) and asked my son if he would like to have one. If you would’ve seen the face he made, you would’ve assumed that Vada is yuckiest thing to be had! Well, mothers are creative when it comes to feeding their children and they never give up, do they? So today, I added some vegetables to the batter and served the Vada with ketchup, rechristened…


Day 100/100
I would’ve been happy if 100/100 would’ve been my score for any exam in school…but that never happened. 😉Jokes apart, today I take a bow. What started as a challenge from myself, to myself, against myself comes to an end. But this is not the end, but a beginning of my writing journey. Oh yes, I write alright, but from now on, I will write regularly. This competition has humbled me because at the outset, I never thought I could write everyday for 100 days; I’m poor at habit formation and horribly inconsistent. I hate routine and doing repeated…


Day 99/100
When this life ends, people will remember you more for how you treated them rather than your material accomplishments. Given this fact, isn’t it more important that you give more weightage to your moral values? Be kind when possible, return a favor, help, smile and pass the good vibrations around.

Life is never the same. It has its ups and downs and we know this. Today’s happiness or unhappiness will not be static. It will pass. In the same way, if you are poor today, you may reach the top of the financial ladder soon. Again, if you…


Day 98/100
At a time when we get virtually everything we want, when we want, some things are still elusive. One among them is rest to the body and mind. We are so busy in living this extremely artificial life filled with wants and desires, ambitions and acquisitions, we often tend to ignore that this body needs some rest. Though many people have started speaking about this, alas! many of us hardly follow it. …


Day 97/100
Once in a while, we all need a change of routine. I’m not referring to a break, it’s just a slight change of routine. Break is when you take off for vacation, relax, perhaps not doing much of regular work, getting pampered and more. Change of routine is when you are at the different place but maybe doing similar work for a couple of days.

Two days back I came to stay over at my aunt’s place because her son and his family had to attend an important function. Though my routine here was similar to what I…


Day 96/100
Many years back when my son was a toddler and learning to speak, a close relative happened to visit us. When she heard my son speak in our mother language, she ridiculed him and took me to task for not training him to speak in English. I felt strange! “Is she crazy?” I thought? But I now realise that many people in our country and across the world ditch the mother language to English. Because, to speak in English is what communication is all about. You need to master the queen’s language to prevail in your social circles. Otherwise…


Day 95/100
“ Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.”

Mitch Albom

How often have you regretted for not having said something you ought to have? When the right time is gone, when the person has left us, that is when the guilt comes to haunt us — forever. That’s why, say it when it has to be said, when it is to be said. It could be a feeling of love, of gratefulness, an apology, a kind word, a blessing-- anything. Drop that ego, let go off the hesitation and just say it. Who knows, we may lose…


Day 94/100
Have you ever clicked on a story/news online because the headline seduced you into it? Well….it happens to many of us. At some point or the other we are all victims of clicking on a link because the headline enticed us into it. And these headlines are called clickbait, a bait to make the ever busy scroller pause and walk in. And soon, you realise that you’ve been tricked into it, but there’s nothing you can do though the writer’s purpose is achieved.

Every profession has its ethics, moral values that you live by when you practice it…


Day 93/100
Once you are a popular, no matter which field you are in, you get enough supporters for whatever you do. Your tweet will get a million shares, half of those sharing wouldn’t even know what the tweet is about. 😉 Oh! and you could even write a book…you can post previews and stories of your book and people will go gaga over it. It may be an extremely normal, day to day story, so what? You will be paid in millions. Even if your book is not a bestseller, it will be declared one. Who’s going to check if…

Janaki

An everyday writer, blogger ( https://www.janakiweb.wordpress.com), mom.

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