Life is unpredictable. Isn’t it? So are we. If we become predictable easily for everyone, what is the excitement left? Why am I narrating all these with you suddenly today? Well, something happened yesterday evening that left me in a thinking mode for a long time. I was busy reading my stuff, relishing my green… Continue reading Every end is a new beginning.
Life is gambling. Especially with what we think and what happens! Sometimes luck is on our side, but other times it might take away our everything, leaving us shattered. The best way to lead life is to do settlement. Planning yes is required. But we should not be harsh on ourselves. It’s difficult to take… Continue reading Selfcare
So, In brief, I would like to sum up by mentioning below points that would help to peak 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… 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! The day was going ‘ON’ at its average pace. However, suddenly, my husband offered to take us out on a long drive. My little angel and I readily agreed! It hardly took us 30… Continue reading A Small Incident that Became Our Routine
Day 1 For a Long time, I have wanted to start my day by writing my mind here, Pouring down my feelings, emotions, sentiments, experience, and whatever I have gone through. Finally thought, why not start from today itself. As its 1 October today! What’s so special about today? We, ll everything. We, humans, tend… Continue reading October – Diary
https://cafesncities.com/i-believe-to-believe-in-you/ 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 energy, the fragrance back…Making… Continue reading I Believe to Believe in You!
Remembering Not to Forget to be Grateful: Happy Teachers Day! The 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 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 by a change overdue to work environment and pressure. But I feel one should stay balanced at… 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 superpowers that we are not wholly aware of. Moreover, 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 a simple magical feel or power we feel at any time in our lives,… 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 the advanced 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… Continue reading Awesome Blogger Award
Can You think of a memory attached to the ‘SCENT’ in life? It could be of anything, but indeed close to the heart. I Am Sure you must have more than ONE! Our brain stores memories through everything we touch, experience, taste, smell, see and many other things. ”SMELL” certainly is an element that helps… 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 others. We have every day to be thankful for, but we tend to forget to take… Continue reading Blessed and Grateful
Self-control is the only thing that can help us focus on mastering almost anything in our life. When we have self-knowledge, we will be able to focus on the things that we want to be done. One must take complete control of the mind by self-knowledge, and the body will follow along. In other words,… 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 isolation these days, isn’t it? But, like many, I have also been trying to seek out silver linings. It worked hard to understand isolation – not just in the dictionary but… Continue reading Get Creative During Quarantine
Thinking aloud as of present situation is demanding that distance get us distant with all our relations during this pandemic when we all are quarantine? This tricky situation in all of our lives is what we are facing: does distance between two persons make them distant? Well, answers to this question vary based on personal… Continue reading ‘DISTANCE’ Never makes you distant
Everyone is facing the period of quarantine going on right now! Living through it, everyone goes through their shares of ups and downs. So in a way, the only solution by which ‘WE’ can save ourselves and everyone around is ‘STAY HOME, STAY SAFE’. More than a month with the pandemic has made me see… Continue reading Knew it but still feels like NEW!
Core of your existence Check out my poem on SCRIBE magazine for ‘Mother’s Day.Pls hit the like button if you like it 😊❤️🙏🏻 “Sleepless nights to give you peaceful sleep.” “Wrinkles on her face proves the struggle for your grace.” “You are her everything. She never had personal space.” “Your happiness makes her day bright!”… Continue reading Core of your existence
‘Life is a roller coaster ride.’ It’s full of ups and downs. We indeed have many moments in life where we celebrate and feel blessed. But sometimes, life puts us in a situation where everything seems to fall apart. We try hard, but the problem doesn’t improve. We try to seek help from others, but… Continue reading Change is Constant
https://cafesncities.com/ Refer to the above link! Not just a magazine but feed for the 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 vast potential. Enlightenment is our natural state of being… Continue reading Experiences best teacher for life!
Thinking about ”light,” the things that generally cross our mind are Sun, Moon, Stars, Chandelier, Lamps, Candles, and so much more… Talking about light in our lives another way round takes us deep meditation. The 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 aloud by repeating the word teams in my mind, and suddenly my slothful daughter from the couch in front of me – thanks to quarantine, all of a sudden screamed ‘Mamma do you know how many pairs we have in our living room’? Raising my head from my laptop with surprise,… Continue reading Unknowingly Paired!
We expect life to be a continuous journey towards perfection when life is full of hoops, jumps, and randomness. But, unfortunately, things don’t always go the way we want them to. Random events frequently occur in our lives, and it is in our best interest to become aware of how unexpected life really is. I… Continue reading Believed in Forever – Untwisted twist!
Hands – brings a lot of emotions and 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 times in my life, I… Continue reading ”Hands – Finding a Way in Dark”
It’s 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. When it comes to cooking, I love getting pampered by getting a platter ready for myself and being served. I clearly state that ‘YES’ I am not a… Continue reading Out of Love
I have witnessed life on the streets watching from my balcony, which has wholly gone quiet now due to Covid19. ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ is the motto going on across the globe. Everyone has started participating in this activity, understanding the seriousness of the present condition. I recall the days when we have to spend… Continue reading Busy Streets turned into Calm Street.
Memories can make their way in our life, in the present, in many ways. Am Sure songs are one such mediator out of many which make us travel through time. Music has always been unique in my life, connecting me with my soul. A difficult task which song to pick and which to leave! But… Continue reading Song – Existing in my existence / Close to Heart
The most memorable trip I had was going to the Himalayas for a 21-day introductory 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. We did river rafting, mountain climbing, hiking,… 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 the 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 positively, false flattery can sometimes make others happy. Often, people give fake responses while receiving a compliment to not sound… 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 limit this to one particular day? I didn’t take this opportunity to write anything as I was busy reading what others have written and enjoying it. By… 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 the 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 a 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 hurt or someone has wronged us. When we try to forget something or someone, being upset is natural. People tell you to divert your… 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 this world of technology and gadgets? But don’t we get ample time to be online and stay connected with the… 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 a high fever and had met with a domestic accident. Moreover, his mother had gone out of work, leaving him home to be cared for by his father. Was it that he was an unexpected child because… 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 to be devoted and live life to the fullest. She is a very humble person and an ordinary woman for the world, but 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, in my opinion, can be categorised into ‘Appearance’ & ‘Virtue’. A majority of us reach a conclusion based on a person’s appearance. As a result, virtues are ignored. Only a few consider looking deep into a… 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 a lifeline. The activity of reading books gives immense pleasure and a sense of completeness, taking our imagination to the next level. Just the thought of finding out how many… 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 quiet by listening attentively to the one talking is crucial because if we keep interrupting, we won’t understand the other person at all. To become good listeners, we need patience and practice. A… 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 to achieve severe results about my weight loss and get a healthy habit of walking… 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?