Delving into ‘Happiness’

“Happiness is … ”

IBMC #10, called ‘The Happiness Challenge‘ asked me to complete the sentence and grow it, keeping it to a maximum of five hundred words or less. For me, it was really introspective to delve into what constitutes happiness and what I jotted down that day is given below:

Happiness is like a rainbow; it has various shades, all at the same time, yet so beautiful.

Happiness is in that pure melody that rings in your ears, goes down to your stomach and spreads on your face like a glow.

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Learning along the way..

This post is in response to Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge #09 called ‘The Be A Baby Challenge‘. The task was to see something with a fresh new perspective, and explore this new perception and dimension with engaging thoughts.

How better can it be than to see it from the eyes of a child itself?

Read on to get a peep into the psyche of a little girl in her preschooling years and how she sees the world through her innocent eyes.It is interesting how a child as young, analyses the ways of society and forms her own opinions, while asking some fundamental questions. The unbiased, unmalinged perspective she has while exploring the world around her is an asset only a child can have.Follow her below: Read More

Auditing a Nursery Rhyme

We have all learnt many nursery rhymes in our childhood, when those small poems would transport us to a whole new world where there would be an old Mc’Donald with his farm and many animals, A hot cross bun seller, A mouse climbing up a clock or a little Mary with her lamb.

I was always fascinated to peek through these small poems which would open up something new every time. Now IBMC #08 called ‘The Nursery Rhyme Challenge‘made me revisit all those nursery rhymes again, the way I used to see them and many queries my inquisitive mind used to have. This challenge needs me to pick up one such rhyme and make a new interpretation of it.

I went a lot of them all over again, some by memory and some through google.The rhyme which brought back many memories was ‘Humpty-Dumpty’and I knew this was the one I was doing a post about!

And because we are now going to be transported into nursery all over again, don’t forget to be a bit crazy, because nursery is nothing but fun! 😜

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When integrity is rewarded

I was going through the newspaper the other day, when a tiny news item in ‘By the way’ column of ‘The Tribune’ caught my attention. This was small but something positive, a contrast to all the negativity in the headlines.  It described how ‘exemplary honesty and professional integrity’ shown by staff was rewarded along with talent. The article, with appropriate reference, and my view points on it have been discussed  below:



Corporates. Aspirations. Success. Profit. Promotions.

In this story, everything is quite synonymous with the above charateristics of corporate world, except the reason behind giving a promotion. For a change, (and a good one at that), It is a reward for upholding and maintaining ethical values in the time we live in. Read More

Risk for a random


Here I am completing the third task of the ‘Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge’. It goes like this:

It’s a challenge to see how random can you be. Write ten sentences where there is no connection to each other. Go as random as you can get. Show the creativity in the paragraph and surprise the reader. The story sure need not make any sense. But must sure give a laugh to the reader.

My thoughts on the task and the task itself is presented to you in my hand below:

Hey you, now that you have finshed reading that, could you please flash those dazzling white teeth of yours, for me?

Thank you. You just helped me complete the last requirement of the task! Keep smiling 😉

And so, the task is done and here goes the completion logo. Yay!

Randomness redefined

When I see you…


Hargun is back and I’m participating in a challenge called ‘Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge’. It’s a series of ten tasks to be completed within 15 days with a maximum of 3 completed tasks a day.

Here goes IBMC #01:

The first challenge is to write a paragraph of 100 words (around and approximate) by selecting any one of the below mentioned topics.

  1. Writing About the Rights
  2. The Cool and the Fool
  3. I am and so I am
  4. Mark of the Destiny
  5. Shoulder of Support
  6. My Way, My Stay
  7. When I See You
  8. Tick Tock Tick Tock
  9. Fly High
  10. The Perfect Match

                                    When I see you

Hundred words paragraph?! I never understand why they limit words, emotions and stories into word limits.  Its always a challenge restrict the free flow of ideas(oh, maybe that’s why!)Anyways, the count is 35 words now and I need to select a topic fast! Okay, I like sound of ‘The Cool and the Fool’ but then ‘Fligh high’ reminds me of my many captures of birds souring high against the sunset. Ah, memories! Wait, did I write Fly as ‘Fligh’ in my reverie? Is that a sigh? Tick tock tick tock, my word limit is up!

Summary: This is what happens when you are still seeing, analysing and deciding on the topics and your word limit gets exhausted. 

Author’s note: This best way to describe this para is ‘When I see you, IBMC #01’ and hence the title. I basically liked three topics, like you read above(2, 8 and 9th)and I did not want to leave any one. So I clubbed them all somehow! You can be sure the title came into the post after the paragraph  😉

So, I officially completed the first challenge and here goes the logo announcing the same. Stay tuned for the rest! 

A paragraph has been phrased!

Application for leave

Mr/Ms Readers and Viewers
WordPress, Facebook and Google+
Word wide web

Subject: Application for leave

Dear Sir/Mam
This is to inform you that I, your beloved blogger Hargun Wahi, have been caught in a bit of a jam and would not not be able to post the slated ‘ Practical Love #3′( The meeting at Shopping Mall) and ‘Through My Lens-28′( The unveiling of  mystery) as per the schedule, though I really tried to balance it all out.

Kindly condone the delay and stay tuned for the publishing of the abovementioned posts on the following dates:
Sr no.     Particulars                       Date
1.           Practical Love #3    26/05/2016 by 5 pm IST

2.    Through My Lens-28.    29/05/2016 by 6 pm IST

Till then, you could enjoy the posts probably not read by you yet. Why not  go and plunge yourself into this wild adventure or else know what I think about society and it’s ways. If nothing catches your fancy, how about some pages from my diary?

I hope you will grant me the required  leave and say, “Ja Hargun, jee le apni Zindagi” ( Go, Live your life!), which would essentially mean completing some office work but still! 😜

I look forward to your support and a continued friendship over the miles 😊.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
Hargun Wahi
On behalf of Living The Dream

Is that the right way?

‘People often complain about lack of time, when lack of direction is the real problem’

– Zig Ziglar

You perfectly know that in order to realize those starry dreams, you need to wake up. Similarly, to make that promising start, you need to put diligent efforts and you must not stop till you reach the end of the road. But do you know how the area stretched between the start and the end is to be covered?

Most of us lie between this grey area, between the rosy start and the infinite end. We are much ahead of the start point to turn back and too far from the goal. It is right here we tend to give up. Or else, we stay there making insignificant efforts and often waiting for a miracle to make our dream come true. We often come across advises in those weighted words stressing unrelenting pursuit of our goals, which sadly are forgotten as soon we read them or sometimes the inspiration dies down after a day or two, leaving is within the middle of the puddle.

To overcome this, why not start planning for each day and examine the results at the end of each night?

How about making best use of the time we spend in useless regret?

One thing which can make you stop and think in this regard is how some trifling fifteen minutes everyday can equal to one work day!

So according to me, any direction would become right if we make efforts at the right places and work smartly.Most importantly, unless you have that ardent inner desire to make your dream come true, you would never wake up.

For those who would like to break the long siesta, I would like to share an image with  some great tips to manage time, which if adopted could make everything else fall in line and hasten our steps towards our aim. Wish you a fruitful reading!

This post is in response to 03 days-03 quotes challenge. I am thankful to Prakash Hegade and Gaurav Luthra for giving me the opportunity to craft three great posts. I leave this open for anyone to join. You can self nominate by simply posting a quote each on three consecutive days, thanking your nominator and nominating fellow bloggers if you like or make it an open challenge like I did.

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Go on till you reach the end!

‘Begin at the beginning’, the king said gravely,

‘and go on till you come to the end;then stop.’

– Alice’s adventures in wonderland, Lewis Carroll

These are some words well said. We all start of with a dream, make efforts,devote time and energy but how many of us reach the end? Do we have the patience to reach the end?  Do you realize how near you were when you gave up?

Its not just about the end,Sometimes it can be the beginning which is the toughest. But once we take those first steps towards our goal, be determined and committed to an unrelenting pursuit of our dreams, then nobody can stop us from reaching the stars other than ourselves.

We need to have a positive outlook,an ability to introspect and set goals, follow the path to our goal with commitment and achieve ones’s desire. It’s alright to start small than never start!

Most importantly,mere reading and agreeing with this would not help, so go ahead, infuse your life with action and WAKE UP to make those dreams come true !

This is the day #2 response to 03 days- 03 quotes challenge. I am thankful to Prakash Hegade for nominating me and would like to make it open for anyone to join in.

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Make your dreams come true!

‘The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up!’

At the thought of dreams, a lyric of a beautiful song from Cinderella-The movie comes to my mind, ”If you keep on dreaming,your dreams will come true..” . Sure, dreaming is the first step towards our goal but only dreaming about the future in your head is not going to take one anywhere. So wouldn’t it be better to go to bed with a dream but wake up with a purpose? After all, we are not going to get a fairy godmother and a Prince Charming like Cinderella to make our life a bliss 😉

What we need to do is to infuse our life with action. Don’t wait for things to happen but make them happen. Make your own future, Make your own destiny.  

This quote inspires me to work for it whenever I’m feeling low and tend to procrastinate.I hope it does the same for you.

This post is in response to 03 days – 03 quotes Challenge. Thanks a lot Prakash for nominating me. I would love to continue for the next two days 🙂

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