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Oh just look at that beautiful view. So pretty, just like a framed picture. You are seriously out of shape though. I’m pretty sure half the country side must have heard you huffing and puffing all the way up this tiny hill.

Jack: The cabin is supposed to be by the edge of two full grown trees with yellow leaves. My grandparents planted them there on the day of their marriage.

You know Jack that’s a good point, but I can’t seem to find a pair of trees whose leaves have even a trace of yellow. <*Turning in your direction*> What are you doing?

Oh don’t bother. Google maps is not even capable of helping me find my house when it’s one street away. How will it find a little cabin in the middle of nowhere?

Ok no. You don’t really want to know why I was looking for my house on Google. Jack is there anyone we could call who will get us out of this?

Jack: Nope. <*Sitting down*> Now it’s up to you guys to search through the maze of trees for it. Why don’t you use the “survival instincts” you were talking about on the way here.

<*Me dragging him with a sigh*> Come on let’s go search for it.

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On the way…


Whew! It’s a good thing we came away from the city. I was just on the phone with Susie. Apparently, it started to rain as soon as we left. Poor soul. I’m pretty sure that she had been looking forward to this trip.

Oh no, there is no need for you to worry about her. She anyways has Lisa.

Ok now don’t tell me that you don’t remember Lisa. She’s Susie’s dog. Apparently, her previous master had left her because she was an insomniac. When Susie found her she seemed so lonely that she decided to adopt her.They have been best friends since college. Once she even bit a thief! I mean the dog, not Susie of course. Oh you should have seen the farce. I almost thought that we would die laughing.

Jack: <*shouting*> Hey, can’t you two hear me. I’ve been calling you for some time. <*grumbling*> This day isn’t going as I planned. First I ended up dialing a wrong number. The guy at the other end sounded so confused. Next, I had to carry most of the supplies since you two couldn’t hear me. Then…

Ok Jack, we’re sorry for that. Let’s go and continue the supply shopping.


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Let’s Go For A Picnic



Welcome to Summer 2017. We are really happy you could come. We were just packing to go for a picnic.

You should come too. It’s gonna be so much fun! We will be going swimming , for walks, watch pink sunsets, for… And what’s that?

I’m sorry. I’m prone to go ahead without telling details. So we are all going to Takken. Or atleast most of us. Susie has a horrible cold so she’ll probably  skip this one. Takken is a small place, almost in the middle of nowhere. We do hope that you’ll join us. It would be a pity to waste Susie’s ticket.

Ok. Good to see that you are interested. That’s Jack over there. He is coming with us. His ancestors built a cabin in Takken. Of course since it was built ages ago, some parts may be brittle by now. But don’t worry. We have a set of hammers, nails, screwdrivers and screws. After we are done, the place will look as good as new.

Ok more details later. First let’s begin packing. Be sure to put your things in two bags so that you can carry it in both hands and keep your balance while jumping in the train.

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A Royal Purple

Purple is my favorite colour!

While having the shortest wavelength among all the other colours, this colour also speaks of many shades from lavender (light purple) to violet (extremely dark purple). According to colour psychology purple denotes creativity, luxury, royalty or richness among others.

The above should hardly be a wonder as purple is created by mixing red and blue. This makes it showcase a lovely fusion which uses the energy of red and at the same time retains the calmness of blue. At the same time, it does not fit into a particular mold as unlike other colours, it can neither be classified as a warm colour or cool one.

This is what makes purple different. And probably that’s what makes me like it so much- Two familiar colours (red and blue) turning into something different (purple) which cannot be categorized.

So what’s your favorite colour and what do you feel whenever you see it? Share it in the comments.

PS- Not sure if it has any connection, but one of my favourite bands is called Deep Purple.

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Lush, Green & Beautiful

Green has always stood for nature. Just the word enables me to picture a place with lush green grass, huge leafy trees and singing birds. This is what makes the colour so full of freshness.

However, according to colour psychology, it also has many more meanings:

Green is said to have a calming effect on people.

This is because among all the colours (Think of a rainbow), green happens to be in the centre which requires little strain for it to hit the eye. It denotes a sense of balance. 

Green is also said to denote jealousy.

This may remind you of the phrase “Green with envy.” It is said that the ancient Greeks used to substitute the words sickness or jealousy with green. This is because, they were of the opinion that when the body is under stress, it tends to produce more bile which gives the skin a yellowish green tint. Some sources credit Shakespeare with making the statement popular through the line “Beware, my lord, of jealousy; it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.”

What do you feel when you think/ see green? Share in the comments.

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Just One Line……

Come on, Come on! I urged myself. My feet were aching as I ran the final 100 meters of the race. I could hear the crowd cheering, calling out different people’s names. I was running for second place now. Suddenly at the last 10 meters the girl beside me overtook me.  I put on a final burst of speed but was not able to regain the second place. Crossing the finish line I collapsed on the ground thankful that the race was over. I was sad on losing the silver in the 400 meters race after winning the gold in the 200 meters race, but was happy to settle for the bronze.

After the medals were given, I spotted my friends in the crowd and walked towards them. Susan, my friend hugged me. “Its ok you weren’t going to get the gold anyways, but you should have at least tried a bit harder for the silver,” she said. “You should have ran faster,” said another friend. The smile on my face vanished as I felt sad that no one thought of congratulating me. Everyone just ended up giving me useless advice and reminding me that I hadn’t won the silver medal.  No one seemed to remember or appreciate that after all my hard work, I had won the gold for the 200 meters race and the bronze for the 400 meters race. The attention was only on the fact that I had lost the silver medal.

As I walked towards the exit dejected, one guy walking in the opposite direction stopped and said to me, “Hey, that was impressive! Congratulations!” “Thanks” I replied with a smile. He smiled back, said bye and walked off in the direction he was headed for. I smiled watching him go. I started feeling happier. At least someone had acknowledged my hard work and had congratulated me. It was just one line, but that one line he said seemed to make my day. My heart was swelling with happiness as I walked home humming the tune of my favourite song.

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10 Inspirational Quotes

January has almost ended. With that comes the revaluation of the resolutions made at the start of the year. While that goes on along as we look forward to the month ahead; here are some of my favourite quotes.

“If music be the fruit of love, play on.”  – William Shakespeare

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.”  -William W. Purkey

“True love isn’t Romeo and Juliet who died together. It’s Grandma and Grandpa who grew old together.”  -Anonymous

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”  -Jack Kerouac

“Life is like a bicycle. To Keep your balance, you must keep moving”  -Albert Einstein

“The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there’s no ground.”  -Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

“Stop worrying about what you have to lose and start focusing on what you have to gain”  -Anonymous

“Hope is a waking dream.”  -Aristotle

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  -Jackson Brown Jr.

“There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.”  -Josh Jameson

Whats your favourite quote?