Why you should travel solo at least once

Travelling is a need to everyone. Every journey gives a new experience to live and grow. There is far a lot difference in travelling solo and travelling with a group. Every human being should travel solo at least once in his or her lifetime. Check out why!

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To know your best companion –Solitude
Travelling solo makes us realize that there is no other companion better than ourselves. We will find the best from our solitude. The inner peace, which happens when we are alone, brings more comfort and calmness to our mind. We will know more about strengths; our limits and ourselves.

To feel the easiness
Travelling alone makes the planning and execution of the trip easy. You will find it much easier to plan your own; only according to your wishes and life style. Make us realize how simple it is to schedule alone rather than waiting for someone’s holidays or perfect companionship. Moreover, it will help us to enjoy and to learn how to protect ourselves.

To feel beyond comfort zone
Travelling alone makes us leave our comfort zone and feel the freedom. In this moment or next we will be compelled to step out of our comfort area to explore the world alone and that will bring a very huge uplift to your soul. Real life starts when we step out of our comfort zone and this is the best way to feel that happening. Take risks and feel your strength. 

You won’t come back as the same person
Every moment of a journey will change you. You will come back with a bundle of life in your heart and you won’t be the same person when you come back. We will definitely see the positive impact of journey over us after the trip. It is the time to find a new perspectives and possibilities in our world around.

Experience boosts confidence
In a journey you acquire so much of experiences. It will scatter and exhibit so many life stories in front of you and every such story gives a lesson. A solo journey is add-ups of so many such experiences and definitely, it will boost your confidence and belief in yourselves. It empowers our body and soul and makes us brave enough to take risks and not to fear any more.

Meet new people; new languages
If you are ready to mingle, travelling solo is the best way to make friends around the globe. You will feel free and easy to get attached to unknown people. You will try the best to get along with different languages. It will be easier to travel by hitch kicking and find new friendship.

Get inspired and expand the soul
Solo travelling have more ways to inspire. It will expand the inner confidence in us and will make us braver in doing things. There will be so many possibilities to meet real life inspirations from places and people. Definitely, it will help you in gaining yourself and make you believe in your own intuitions.

So get ready! Make your bucket-list ready and do everything alone.
Take a breath and feel the freedom.
Learn from everything and enjoy the lone ride!

 

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Never promise me!

To the love of my life, ❤

This is not the first one I am writing to you; we used to write notes like this. Precisely me. And you were always eager to read my musings and you made clarifications and corrections.. 😛 So, there is nothing special today honey! Today is as special as yesterday. 🙂

I know you hate promises. I know you don’t believe in Vows or Waadas.. Either me too. You trusts me is the best part in our relationship. You listens to every stupidities I blabber and shoots a killer smile at every stupid things I do. You left me independent in my own way & always made me fly. You dragged me into my favorite bookstores and made me smile even at my dull days. You made me sleep in your arms on the days I was off from hectic work days. You never promised me all these.. But you always kept on doing it! ❤

Those evenings in which your fingers entwined in mine.. Your eyes drowned in my eyes and those words from your lips which always makes me smile.. I love You! What else I need from you? 🙂

You never promised to surprise me; but you always! You never promised to care me; but you always! You never promised to make me smile; but you did that every moment. You never promised to walk with me; but you always! You never promised me anything; but you made me happier always making me feel that I am the luckiest girl in the world. You never promised me but I know you silently promised yourself on caring me & loving me! I know you will keep on loving me always. I know you will held me closer always. I know you will make me smile always! ❤

So on this normal special day, dear sweetheart, promise me that you won’t promise me ever. Promise me that you won’t try to flatter me with vows. Promise me that you will be like this forever. 🙂

And in return I promise you that I will keep on loving you. I promise I will be there for you till the last breath. Will care you till the end of the world. Will love you to the moon and back.. Always!! Always!! & Forever!! ❤

Lets walk together in the happiness and the sorrows.. In the worries and laughter.. Every Day & Night!! 🙂

With <3,
The girl you loves! 🙂

 

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Why Today?

Am I gonna post this?
Yes I’m.
Why?
Because today is February 29. I am not sure whether I can make a post on another February 29th.
What’s so special on this day?
There is nothing more special on this day. this day is as special as yesterday and the day before.
Huh! You are making yourself complicated.
Yes! Everyday is special and today is a bit more special. Because this is a special granted 24 hours to us for this year. Which gives an additional turn to earth. Which makes a 365 to 366. 

Even in my writers bloc mode why I am doing this?
I don’t know actually. But I m feeling this 24 hours is a privilege to us. A chance for us in every four years to live more. Laugh more. Think more and do more. And long after (If I live up to that long) I would like to login to Word press & read this post on another February 29th to cherish the memories of the day.

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Screenshot from my mobile.. 🙂

So, What so happened on this day.
* I woke up at my Cousin’s home this day; because today is Monday.
* I had a drive with my Brother.
* My bus got complaint in half way & I had to got into another one to reach Office.
* I ordered 4 books online. (Amazon is giving good deals.. 🙂 )
* I had my lunch alone. (My colleague got some urgent work in between)
* And now I am writing this post.
(What happened next will be added soon, Now it’s almost 3.00 pm IST)

And one of the great news today is Academy Awards.

Leonardo Di Caprio owned the Gold man at last.. After years and years of waiting.. Proving if you deserve it, you will definitely get it.. 🙂
And the best I heard on this day is;

” Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much.” – Leonardo Di Caprio
So let’s cheer up & make a good day.

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Leo.. I love you.. ❤

All congrats to Academy Award Winners!

P.S : All the lovely people in my life.. I love you more & more.. ❤

Stay blessed!!
Happy blogging.. 🙂

BROKEN MAGIC by Balakarthiga

First of all let me say Bala a sorry.. for dragging this review so long.. I was going through a writer’s bloc & thank God; I think I m over it.. 🙂

Usually I am out of this e-book lovers category, I am always comfortable with paper backs. But this is the second one I bought from kindle & the credit of both purchase goes to my little author sister Bala. Bala is little sister to me. A girl who can do wonders with words like Harry potter can do with his wand. (If I have to compare with a female, She is my Hermione.. 🙂 ). A Rahmaniac like me. A Harry Potter fan like me. I guess we share some common interests. Her first kindle edition was a combination of 13 fantastic short stories. Heart strings. And now, Broken Magic is the second kindle publication by Bala. A short love story which starts with one of my favorite quote by Rumi.

When I m with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them.

51jDBRlcS1L._SX312_BO1,204,203,200_Who never want to fall in love? Don’t say you don’t want to. Everyone wish to fall in love with your perfect match. And what this perfect match means? That’s Bala’s Broken Magic. The story of Aadhi & Nayani. A journey of love with two mismatches. Finding the true magic within. The writer had made it simple, tender & romantic as well. Wrapped in too much of love Broken magic is the story about confusions in a relationship. The love life of two perfectly opposite characters. How they repels & attracts. In Nayani, I saw myself.

They were different. Probably the two most unlikely of people to have fallen in love.
She was a strange girl who said strange things. He was a strange guy who did strange things. Only their individual definition of strangeness varied greatly.
He was a simpleton. She was an eager thinker.
He was an athletic & couldn’t be contained in a room for more than ten minutes, while she was very indoor girl. 
He spoke four languages-All of them learnt in bits and pieces. She knew only two, but had mastered both.
He laughed hard at all the adult jokes and made several of them when with his friends, while she giggles & chuckled over Timon & Pumba.
She wrote vigorously-It was almost a compulsive obsession for her. Everything in her life had been written through. She had ten novels and over a hundred short stories all sitting idle on her desk.
 Her life revolved around books. On the other hand, he was a guy who hadn’t bothered to even touch a work of fiction in his life.
The differences that initially sounded classically romantic, soon turned out to be conflicts & intellectual mismatch.

This is Aadhi & Nayani. And there is even more in their love story. The happiness of togetherness, the magic of romance, the pain of parting & the realization of true love. So many lovely emotions arranged in a wonderful story which makes us read the story in one simple stretch. Go and try to feel the happiness in this simple elegant love story.

‘My biggest fear isn’t that you’ll lie to me or cheat on me. No. It’s not the usual threats to a relationship that come to mind when I think of us. It’s the fact that someday, all the magic will be gone and what’ll be left of us is the painfully boring ordinariness I was filled with before I met you. I’m afraid-no-scared to death that your currently deceiving eyes will lose the filters and look at my bare mediocre self, and I m afraid you won’t be enchanted by me anymore.’ She said.

Go and own Broken Magic & take a walk with Aadhi & Nayani. In a moment you will feel like it’s your story.
Available here – Broken Magic by Balakarthiga M

Bala, I m proud of you! Keep on writing & making wonders. Waiting for your next.. 🙂 Love You!! ❤

Birthday Wishes to my artist Arju!

My blog now a days turned to a birthday wishing one. 😛 Right after the Musical Mozart’s birthday post; I am back with another talented one. My personal favorite. Arju, my wonderful friend. People here were asking me to share his works after seeing one of his illustration in my new year blog post. So here I am. More about him on his birthday. First of all, sing along
Happy Birthday dear Arju!! 🙂

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A collage made by me with his drawings!! 😉

Arjun aka Arjun Dev or the most common nick name posses – Ambattan is my personal comedian. If you are feeling dark around or mundane along, just ring him. He have an enchanting power to make me laugh. Not smile, I said laugh!! 😀 That’s him.
That lean guy I met in the college corridors, striving to become an electrical engineer 6 years back. A person who was obsessed with colors, paintings & photography. Like every Keralite; an engineer first and chasing the real dream then! Who was ready to pass any hurdle to pursue his dreams. Someone who taught me what dedication towards passion is & lives right in front of my eyes. And I am the biggest fan of this Photographer cum Designer cum Artist cum Painter cum Absolute dancer.

And now, my dear..
Happy Birthday! Keep going! I know you are still struggling to stand still in these waves which are striding around us. But you are a winner always! Who creates happiness within & around. Thank You for being one among the very few of trusted people I own. Thank you for all those stupid jokes you cracked even at our tough times. I am not going emotional, that never suits us. We are insane people na? 
‘It’s not the money that matters; It’s the happiness I m getting from Photography which makes me ME!’ Even you said this while laughing, this was one class punch dialogue from you dear.. 😛 
Stay blessed Always!!
Fly high!!

You are lovely.. My prayers & Love.. 🙂

 

Arjun Dev is professionally an Electrical Engineer & Freelance Photographer. Also works in Brochure designing, Cover designing & Logo designing. He is a bundle of talent. If any of the people here need a help on this, please feel free to contact him on Facebook profile.
His page – Arjundev photography Follow him!

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So you people have a good day! 
Happy blogging!!
(P.S – Writing always makes us relieved.. 🙂 )

Pic courtesy : Arjundev

Ella pughazhum iraivanukke! Happy Birthday to the Magician of Music :)

It was in 2009, February he made a chill in every Indian’s bone by holding two academy awards in hand & with his most innocent face he expressed his feelings as ‘Ella Pughazhum Iraivanukke’ (Every praise to Almighty!). And today he is completing another round. Happy Birthday to the most admirable person in my life. Allah Rakha Rahman.

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You may not know me. I may go stupidly emotional while writing this, and the truth is I always finds the best emotions in your music. I am a human like every one else, who calls herself as Rahmaniac. A girl who born in the year on which you made the debut as music director in Yodha. A girl who grown up with your music. Who can define every happiness in Chinna Chinna Aasai, who always dance for Pappu can’t dance saala, who always finds love in Dil se re. A whole life tributes to your music. If there is something which made me passionate on music, which made me sing and sing; its all those magical notes from you. Often I dream about sitting in front of a piano & trying to play your notes. Often I cried at nights hearing your songs. I saluted for Maa Tujhe Salam. You are the genious in music. A person who can create heaven through notes. Someone who made me reach God with the Khawalis. My Inspiration. You are one among them who shows how true legend is. How creative the World is. How wonderful music is. Roja.. Dil se.. Kannathil Muthamittal.. Rockstar.. Highway.. OKK till Tamasha, couldn’t think about you without the respect. May your legendary flourish through the whole world. May you live another decades to make wonders again & again.. May your music makes every heart soulful.. With tears.. smile..laugh & happiness wishing you a very happy Birthday. You are my inspiration & your music was my companion at every ups & downs.. Really indebted for you. The King of Music. Stay Blessed!!

Merry CHRISTMAS!!

photo-54393472Cheer up everyone!! 🙂
It’s Christmas eve.. Smile without a pause.. 🙂 Have fun with friends & family.. ❤ Read the best books.. Take a comfort nap.. 🙂  Enjoy the holidays.. Give a high-five to Santa.. 😉 Light up the tree!! Give presents.. Jump high.. Laugh hard.. 😀 Make a blast!!
It’s Winter!! ❤
It’s Christmas.. 🙂

photo-51954224Merry Christmas to all my readers & followers in WP.. My family here..  ❤ The bloggers here!! Everyone!! 😉  Stay blessed and have a wonderful celebration!! 🙂

 

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Brother Tales 3

It’s weekend and I was back from office after 3 hours journey. As usual I entered the kitchen & took a seat with my chapathi & chicken. 😛 My younger brother was sitting next to me with messed up hair. He was on leave from College. My doctor-brother entered the room and took a seat between us.  🙂
Mom : You became lean in a week! :/
Doc brother : You look tired!
Me: Work Bhaiyya. Often it’s hectic.:(
Doc brother (pointing to my younger one) : Look at him!! He also looks tired, even without doing any work. I always told you guys, not to take coke & all; You people running around fast food & everything.
Me: *Rolling eyes*
I concentrated on my plate while he stuffed a chicken roll into his mouth & continued. Again at my younger one.
Doc Brother: These fast food, fries and all are not good at all. This will carve your bones. That’s why you people are always dizzy & tiring.
I tried not to giggle at the firing my younger brother is having. I took a sip of water from the glass & suppressed my laugh.
Me: Bhaiyya! But, m not having fast food there. I don’t like that at all. I m like this because of my hostel-food.
After finishing his third chicken roll.
Doc Brother: Mom, Can I get the bottle of 7up from the refrigerator?

He quaffed the bottle like nothing happened till then. 😉
I dropped my jaw, so as my younger brother.
Mom kept on laughing saying Weird kids.. 😀

It’s December Baby!

photo-89404581It’s December Baby.. The month of memories.. The month on which you whispered I Love You for the first time in my ears..Your voice chilled my veins murmuring I wanna spend my whole life with you..It’s December Baby.. On that cold night date you gifted me that pink cardigan with black flowers..We sipped the coffee till midnight, sitting in the cafe down the alley.. And on a misty morning you fell on your knees & slid the ring to my finger..Its December Baby.. The month we shifted to the new apartments.. We spend the whole day under the blanket making love.. We walked through the snowy roads on that Christmas night..

Its December Baby.. Your favorite month.. the month on which I kissed your coffin & touched your body for the last time..The month on which those rose petals started decorating your grave..

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the real SHE

Often what you think about her is an illusion.. She is a lovely kid in real with a serious face out.. She still loves to watch Chip n Dale comics with the kids and laugh insanely after mimicking them.. Watching the whole academy award movies never made her a dumb.. She is still a kid who believes December is to watch all the Christmas movies.. She still loves to cuddle up under her blanket & fight with her brother for silly reasons..She can handle Adele & Raihanna; but she loves to hum ‘Let it go’ &’ Yankee Doodle’.. You can see a cold black heart outside; but the truth is she cries for every sober movies & she weeps over night thinking about the verses in the last book she read.. She loves reading never means she is out of league; make a coffee for her while reading, you gonna get her best hug in return..

If she grabbed the water bottle & took the first sip without considering you beside, that’s the real she.. If she walks over the kerb wall edge & gives the best smile after reaching the end, that’s the kid in her.. If she holds your hand while walking, never say a word but hold her tight cause she is that independent girl who loves to walk with you till the end of the world..If she cries sitting next to you; it’s not because she is weak..It’s because she feels lighter when you are around..If she says she loves you; it’s not that she is dying to have a relationship, but it really means she love you.. It really means she care for you.. If she is out of a normal girl’s league doesn’t means she is easy to handle.. She is fragile; handle her with the best care..

And in the end, If she hurts you; it’s the broken pieces of her heart which is hurting you..

 

P.S: I am too weak in writing romantic verses.. But it’s just a debut try for my best ones.. 🙂