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Happy Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival. This festival is dedicated to worshipping, the Hindu God, Shiva who is one of the most important deities of the Hindu religion. ⁠ ⁠ One unique thing about this festival is that it is celebrated in the night time. Unlike all the other Indian festivals, where people enjoy good food, this festival tests the resolve and demands discipline. People wake up all night, offering prayers to Lord Shiva. Some people also fast on this day, without consuming even a drop of water. It is said that people who follow the fast diligently are awarded with good luck and their sins are absolved. ⁠ ⁠ As a child what was exciting to me about Maha Shivaratri was being awake in the night. This was the night my parents permitted me to be awake until midnight or longer. The night has to be spent praying but I watched religious movies on TV. I only fasted once for Maha Shivaratri and I realized that fasting is not really my forte. ⁠ ⁠ …

The Boon and Bane of Creativity

Why is creativity is both a blessing and a curse?⁠ Are you a creative person? Do you like to create anything? For me, the seeds of creativity were sown at a very young age. I still remember the first story I wrote. It was about a princess, whose health was restored by a prince, by getting a flower from a faraway land. As soon as I could write fluently, I started writing stories. ⁠ Creativity is a blessing because it helps us to be always curious about nature and everything that happens around us. It also becomes a basic need that has to be fulfilled. I am a happier person when I write. Writing an Instagram or a blog post gives me a sense of satisfaction that is unique. ⁠ Creativity is also a curse because it is hard to make living out of a creative life. This means we have to pursue our passion through sleepless nights or time that can be spent relaxing. If we do not create it leads to frustration, which …

Love & Other Emotions

When was the last time you did an ’emotion’ check?⁠ ⁠ At least once a day, we do a weather check, to see if it snowing or raining or if the temperature has dipped a few degrees below the normal so that we can bundle up in extra layers. How often do you do an ’emotion’ check? Most of the days I am so busy that I forget to do an emotion check. Maybe if I did an ’emotion’ check, I would see that every day I experience at least 5 emotions. I am happy, disappointed, worried, calm or satisfied. ⁠ ⁠ The theme of this month will be Love & Other Emotions. This is no surprise because February 14 is Valentine’s day. Also, as human beings, we are capable of lot more emotions than just love. ⁠ ⁠ This month, I will be sharing books that highlight love, the traditional love between two human beings and also family love. I hope that the posts about love will make you feel warm and toasty inside. …

Do you prefer a book or an e-reader?

I was a book reader since childhood. That changed after Kindle came to the market in 2007. ⁣ I purchased my first Kindle in 2008 and since then I read almost 100% of my books on Kindle. In 2008, the concept of getting a book wirelessly delivered, rather than visiting a bookstore thrilled me. As soon as a desire to read a book arises, it is fulfilled within moments, when we use a Kindle. Also, no matter the book size, Kindle always weighs the same, is portable and takes up less space while traveling. ⁣ I visit bookstores from time to time to add new books to my TBR list and purchase them on Kindle later. I prefer e-books to physical books unless they are kids’ books. The magic of flipping through colorful pages of children’s book is a unique experience which e-readers cannot provide. ⁣Do you prefer a book or an e-reader?