So In brief I would like to sum up by mentioning below points that would help peaking up your interest till you develop an appetite for it: Start with Fiction and preferably the category that suits your interest. Prefer paper edition above digital at least for few initial books. Everything from the smell of paper… Continue reading How to start reading a book or a novel?
Day 1 How am I feeling right now? Have you ever asked this question to yourself? We wait for our loved one to ask us this question whenever we are feeling low or lonely and left out? But at times we are left disappointed as all are busy with their own respective lives and problems… Continue reading 30 Day Journal – Mental Health
Posted in Cafes N Cities A premium Lifestyle magazine: https://cafesncities.com/nostalgia-a-way-of-gratitude/ It was just like any other day. Nothing special or planned! Day was going ‘ON’ at its normal pace. However, all of sudden my husband offered to take us out on a long drive. Me and my little angel readily agreed! It hardly took us… Continue reading A Small Incident that Became Our Routine
Day 1 Since Long time I have wanted to start my day with writing my mind here, Pouring down my feelings, emotions, sentiments, experience and all whatever I have gone through. Finally thought why not start from today itself. As its 1st October today! What’s so special for today? Well everything. We humans have a… Continue reading October – Diary
I have put my faith in the Belief…To believe in you! You said when “I am ‘THERE’!”I am ‘THERE’!Today I want YOU to ask yourself for OUR sake,‘Are you really ‘THERE’? I was a DEAD flower preserved in between the pages of life,You came, picked me up and gave the life, the fragrance back…Making me… Continue reading I Believe to Believe in You!
Remembering Not to Forget to be Grateful: Happy Teachers Day! Full article can be read on the link given above. “Are we what we are today, because it was destined, or we grew with the help of our teachers?” Today when everyone is taking this opportunity to talk about teachers and show the gratitude through… Continue reading Remembering not to Forget to be Grateful. “Happy Teachers Day”
https://cafesncities.com/improving-office-environment/ Office Environment To be or not to be nice at work? A person’s personality defines whether the person at work is nice or not. Many times, it’s a person’s character, and at times it’s forced or influenced for a change over due to work environment and pressure. But I feel one should stay balanced… Continue reading To be or Not to be Nice at Work?
This blog is especially dedicated to the books – My Books! A Book where I am the AUTHOR! A few where I am CO-AUTHOR. Will be sharing my collection and contribution to the writing world. Also will keep on adding and updating for future references 🙂 One Step Ahead. Available worldwide on Amazon. Non-Fiction. This… Continue reading My Books – My Lifeline!
We all have superpower that we are not completely aware of. We don’t even know the ways by which we can find out what ‘superpower’ we have unless there are such circumstances that reveal the powers. If we talk about simple magical feel or power, we felt any time in our life, can be smallest… Continue reading The Magic of “Magical Power”
http://www.betulerbasi.com Hi All, I am happy to be nominated for AWESOME BLOGGER AWARD by Betul Erbasi. You can go and check her website for advance idea about writing. Since you are blogging, I am sure you all are interested in it. So, give it a try and check it out. Rules: Thank the person that… Continue reading Awesome Blogger Award
Can You think of an memory attached with the ‘SCENT’ in life? It could be of anything, but surely close to the heart. Am Sure you must be having more then ONE! Our brain stores memories through everything we touch, experience, taste, smell, see and many other such things. ”SMELL” certainly is an element, which… Continue reading Memories OR Flashback attached with ‘Scent’
Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”– Andrew Carnegie I am taking the opportunity to write this blog, as it strike to me while playing a simple game of ‘LUDO’, how important it is form a team and do team-work. This game taught me a lot, that I would be… Continue reading Importance of Team and Team-Work.
Megaliving – Robin Sharma : The ultimate guide for improving the quality of life , self development , success , goals , happiness The power of positive thinking – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale : It has solution to face each and every situation of your life . The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch : The… Continue reading List of Books to be ‘Read’ once in lifetime!
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” — Oprah Winfrey Being grateful and spreading gratitude can do so much for yourself and for others. We have every day to be grateful for, but we tend to forget to… Continue reading Blessed and Grateful
Self-control is the only thing that can help us focus to master almost anything into our life. When we have self-knowledge that’s when we will be able to focus on the things that we want to be done. By self-knowledge, one must take full control of mind and the body will follow along. In other… Continue reading Lets be focused during this pandemic
Get Creative During Quarantine! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=890750421388092&id=467205457075926 Time to ‘BITE’ away this quarantine time! Let’s get creative… Isolated! Everyone seems to be talking about isolation and being isolated these days, isn’t it? Like many I have also been trying to seek out silver linings. Worked hard to understand isolation – not just in dictionary but by experiencing… Continue reading Get Creative During Quarantine
Thinking loud as of present situation is demanding this that is distance getting us distant with all our relations during this pandemic when we all are quarantine? This tricky situation in all of ours’s life what we are facing, that does distance between two persons make them distant? Well answer to this question vary from… Continue reading ‘DISTANCE’ Never makes you distant
Everyone is facing the period of quarantine going on right now! Living through it everyone is going through their shares of up and downs. In a way only solution by which ‘WE’ can save ourselves and everyone around is ‘STAY HOME, STAY SAFE’. This more than a month period with the pandemic has made me… Continue reading Knew it but still feels like NEW!
Core of your existence Check out my poem on cafesandcities magazines for ‘Mother’s Day’.Pls hit the like button if you like it 😊❤️🙏🏻 ‘‘Sleepless nights to give you peaceful sleeps’’ ‘‘Wrinkles on her face, proves the struggle for your grace’’ ‘‘You are her everything, she never had a personal space.’’ ‘‘Your happiness makes her day… Continue reading Core of your existence
‘Life is a roller coaster ride.’ It’s full of ups and downs. We surely have lots of moments in life where we celebrate and feel blessed. But sometimes life puts us in a situation where everything seems falling apart. We try hard but situation doesn’t improve. We try to seek help from others but either… Continue reading Change is Constant
https://cafesncities.com/ Refer the above link! Not just a magazine but feed for soul! Never cease to inspire new things on various topics. Enlightenment is an aspect of our potential. We live in an expansive universe and everything is energy. We are energy and have an expansive potential. Enlightenment is our natural state of being, AND… Continue reading Experiences best teacher for life!
Thinking about ”light” the things that normally cross our mind are Sun, Moon, Stars, Chandelier, Lamps, Candles and so much more… Talking about light in our life other way round, takes us into deep meditation. Light that has enlightened our soul. The light that can make us feel light heartened and carefree. Gives us positivity… Continue reading Some Light on LIGHTS
Pairs! I was thinking loud by repeating the word pairs in my mind and all of sudden my slothful daughter from the couch in front of me – thanks to quarantine, all of sudden screamed ‘Mamma do you know how many pairs we have in our living room’? Raising head from my laptop with surprise… Continue reading Unknowingly Paired!
We expect life to be a continuous journey towards perfection when in fact life is full of hoops, jumps and randomness. Things don’t always go the way we want it to. Random events occur frequently in our lives and is in our best interest to become aware of how random life really is. I stopped… Continue reading Believed in Forever – Untwisted twist!
Hands – brings lot of emotions as well as confidence, when I think about them. Today I am holding a pen, able to share my thoughts, credit goes to my hands. My hands are helping me to create something beautiful. Hands authenticate our destiny by our signature or thumb impressions. Many a times in my… Continue reading ”Hands – Finding a Way in Dark”
Its a blessing to have someone in life who loves you dearly and can go out of the way to express it and make you feel special. Now when it comes to cooking, I love getting pampered by getting a platter ready for myself and being served. By this I clearly state that ‘YES’ am… Continue reading Out of Love
I have witnessed life on the streets watching from my balcony, that have completely gone quite now due to Covid19. ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ is the motto going on across the globe. Everyone have started participating in this actively now, understanding the seriousness of the present condition. I recall the days, when we have spend… Continue reading Busy Streets turned into Calm Street.
Memories can make their way in our life, in present through many ways. Am Sure songs are one such mediator out of many which makes us travel through time. Music have always been special in my life connecting me with my soul. Difficult task which song to pick and which to leave! But I will… Continue reading Song – Existing in my existence / Close to Heart
The most memorable trip I had was going to Himalayas for 21-day basic mountaineering course at Nehru Institute of Mountaineering way back in 1996. This trip wouldn’t have been possible without my elder sister – my lifeline being on my side. All credits go to her. During the course we did river rafting, mountain climbing,… Continue reading Himalayan thrills
Like a test Match – Days are Passing. The Name of the test match is 20-20
https://cafesncities.com/flattery-being-nice-or-just-being-fake/ Click on the above link to read full article in ‘cafes and cities Magazine’. Q. Have you ever presented a ‘Fake’ compliment back in response to someone complimenting you? If we start flattering on a positive note, than sometimes, false flattery can make others happy. Many a times, people give fake response while receiving… Continue reading Flattery: Being Nice or just being Fake!
It has been a trend followed by almost everyone to talk about ‘Women’ on women’s day and write beautiful poems, articles, anecdotes, stories, thoughts and views. But why to limit this for one particular day? I didn’t take this opportunity to write anything as I was busy reading what others have written and enjoying it.… Continue reading IS JUST ONE DAY ENOUGH TO CELEBRATE WOMENHOOD?
https://cafesncities.com/one-step-ahead-book-review/ https://candyroseblogs.wixsite.com/candyrose/post/book-review-one-step-ahead One Step Ahead: A Leaf Out of Life of Lamiya Siraj Click on the Above link to read the full review! A lot us don’t tend to make ourselves feel better whenever we go through something. we always place our happiness and our strength in other people and then end up getting hurt… Continue reading Reviews in the Magazine & Blogs for my Book: One Step Ahead.
NE8x® I Author of the Year Nominee ONLINE LITERATURE FEST 2020Recognising Author Lamiya Siraj for her esteemed book: ‘ One step ahead ‘ ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Lamiya Sirajhttps://ne8x.in/listing/lamiya-siraj Pls give your ratings and comments on above link. Thank you in advance. create I innovate I inspire View this post on Instagram NE8x® I Author of the… Continue reading Book Nominated for NE8x® Literature Fest 2020.
https://cafesncities.com/birthdays-not-so-special-yet-very-special-now/ Read the full Article – Story with the link above. This year on my birthday I have reached a milestone number. As people say – life starts with this number. Few express it as half life already lived! Before few years I had seen a wallpaper somewhere stating, ‘Naughty at 40’. Now today this… Continue reading Birthday not so special, yet very special now!
Live a Healthy and long life – Holding onto a grudge: Slow poisoning. Living a healthy life starts with a healthy mind. It’s not easy to control our minds, especially when we are hurt, or someone has wronged us. When we try to forget something or someone, being upset is natural. People tell you to… Continue reading Holding onto a grudge: Slow Poising
True friends are difficult to find, which is why we must cherish the friends we have. Friendship is a relationship where a person has the freedom to choose another person they enjoy spending time with. Most of the time, it’s our heart finding peace and comfort with this person, or with these people. Friendship is… Continue reading Friendships are essential in life
https://m.khaleejtimes.com/editorials-columns/its-a-strange-world-thanks-to-the-people-we-meet Talking to strangers can make you happy. Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people. – Bill Moyers Have we become strangers in these world of technology and gadgets? But don’t we get ample of time to be on-line and stay connected with… Continue reading It’s a strange world, thanks to the people we meet!
https://m.timesofindia.com/life-style/relationships/soul-curry/he-found-solace-in-forgiving/articleshow/69790167.cms?utm_source=He As a seven – year old, it felt strange to be ignored by his own father, even though he had high fever and had met with a domestic accident. His mother had gone out of work, leaving him home to be cared by his father. Was it that he was an unexpected child due… Continue reading Found solace in forgiving
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/soul-curry/the-friend-who-taught-me-to-face-adversities-with-a-smile/articleshow/69413970.cms I learnt what patience means when I got to know her. She taught me how one can be devoted and live life to the fullest. A very humble person and an ordinary woman for world, but for me she is my first friend after my marriage. I met her some more than 15 years… Continue reading The friend who taught me to face adversities with a smile
Physical appearance and virtuePeople give more importance to physical appearencehttps://gulfnews.com/lifestyle/community/readers-views-is-beauty-just-a-perception-1.63819182 Our perception, makes beautiful things look more beautiful! Beauty according to me can be categorised into ‘Appearance’ & ‘Virtue’. What a majority of us do is reach a conclusions based on a person’s appearance. As a result virtues are ignored. Only few consider looking deep… Continue reading Physical appearance and virtue
https://m.khaleejtimes.com/editorials-columns/reading-helps-you-connect-with-your-inner-self https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/lamiyasiraj/reading-helps-you-connect-with-your-inner-self-2844/ Reading stimulates imaginations Books! Imagine how vast the world of books is in itself, isn’t it? For many people like me, books are lifeline. The activity of reading books gives immense pleasure and sense of completeness, taking our imagination to next level. Just the thought of finding out how many different kind of… Continue reading Reading helps you connect with your inner self
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/lamiyasiraj/listen-to-understand-not-refute-2476/ You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time. – M. Scott Peck The Basics Staying quite by listening attentively to the one talking is crucial because if we keep interrupting, we won’t be able to understand the other person at all. To become a good listener we need… Continue reading ‘‘Listen to understand, not refute’’
Walk for 30 mins and see the difference for yourself! Good health mentally and physically forever, lifetime. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/lamiyasiraj/walking-challenge-2379/ Walking to a fitter lifestyle Reder discusses the importance of being healthy https://gulfnews.com/opinion/op-eds/readers-views-the-walking-challenge-1.62494640 Recently I got myself enrolled for a walking challenge with an intention to achieve serious results about my weight loss and get a healthy… Continue reading Walking Challenge
Robots in, humans out? Real problems in virtual realm. Recently when i visited Hong Kong, a technologically advanced country, I was overwhelmed and worried. I saw a combination of science and technology being incorporated in one’s daily life. There were fewer human beings being employed and more robots and a great use of Artificial Intelligence.… Continue reading Technology: A boon or bane?
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/readersblog/lamiyasiraj/valentines-day-single-day-to-express-love-1930/ ‘‘Love is in the air’’. As February comes, it’s seen all over. No one is ready to be behind in this race. Feels like there’s a healthy competition going on everywhere. Advertisements are endorse on a large scales then be it for renowned airlines, jewellery shops, newspaper, magazines, restaurants, garments, gift shops, gyms or… Continue reading Valentine’s Day – Single day to express love?
”Social media users promote ‘meaningless’ content”. In today’s era everyone wants to be safe. People these days wants a hassle-free life. If we talk about internet, almost everyone is on social media. They have accounts on various platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and more. Lately all people want to do on social media is… Continue reading The obsession with going viral.