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    Sunday, 20 August 2017

    Pathshala Funwala!

    "There comes a time when silence is a betrayal" 
    I really wanted to speak out  regarding this and thanks for the team Blogadda and Nihar Naturals Shanti Amla, a leading hair oil in the country.
    And truth is to be spoken at right time. Otherwise, it may be worse than a lie.
    My mother is a teacher in a government school, but not as a regular government employee, bunking classes. She is an honest woman working for the welfare of children in remote areas. In fact, I learnt the discipline of “Loyalty to the chair” from her. She has been my inspiration many times by profession. She has also suffered from the frequent cut of arrears and bonus amount from her office people for the reason that she is perfect in her works and questions them for their irresponsibility. Although she has suffered a lot of transfers and other troubles, she never fails to work for her children. You won’t believe your eyes when you see her classroom. It will be like a private school owned classroom with non-A/C.

    Last week, when we were doing some chart works and PowerPoint slides for her school, she said me that she wants to make English easy and friendly to her students and has been working on that allocating time for it. And she also suggested me to come and undertake some sessions for them so that the interest on it can be reinforced.
    So we planned and adopted the following.
    • ·        We made the children realize that they need not be afraid of making mistakes so that their confidence level would be increased. And thus, we inculcated a thought that, if only they speak, we can help them correct it.
    • ·        We practised this every day by making a study plan. We informed about this plan to their parents too for encouraging them.
    • ·        We frequently indulged in the four core skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening.
    • ·        We bought many DVD’s and used to play it often.
    • ·        Generally children adore stories. So, we narrated stories and gave them a bunch of short story books for them to read by self.
    • ·        We concentrated on the mistakes more and taught them through their mistakes.
    • ·        You can teach a parrot English words but that doesn’t mean it can speak English! You still need to have an understanding of grammar. So we concentrated on Grammar.
    • ·        We started to converse with them slowly.
    • Along with the children, we both too learn new vocabularies everyday.

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    With smiles...
    Swathi Mohan 
    (Investing myself completely in the art of living)

    Saturday, 19 August 2017

    It's never too late!

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. But there are times when we hold ourselves back and don’t even take that single step. Be it about acquiring new knowledge or mending a relationship – it is never too late to live the life you want to. So, my weekend post is gonna be like this!

    It’s never too late to fall in love with Harry Potter. I mean the series of Books.
    Books turn Muggles into wizards and Harry Potter does.

    Those who are purposelessly wasting time in chats with their crushes and lovers, Those wasting life in desultory conversations with their “EXES”, those who haven’t read any books yet, come on guys!
    Harry Potter novel is much pleasure than a girl! And it’s never too late to doomed to extinct yourself in that pleasure.

    Harry was defined by something that happened to him as a baby, and had to grow up forging a legacy beyond that of ‘The Boy Who Lived’. Overcoming our past is a prevalent theme across the whole series.

    You can learn lots of life lessons through it. It can mean to us in different ways. You can learn much from

    Harry’s choices

     Voldemort’s mistakes,

    Sirius and Regulus's different paths,

    Grindelwald’s remorse and Dumbledore’s regret.  

    Those who already tasted this pleasure can relate these pictures with the life lessons. For those who want to read this, let me not break the suspense! But the life lessons could be as follows.
    1. Happiness can be found even in the darkness of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.
    2. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. And that’s who we really are.
    3. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends
    4. It’s our choices that show us what we truly are far more than our abilities.
    5. Fear of a name increases fear of a thing itself.
    6. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
    7. Words are the most inexhaustible source of magic we have. 

    And Finally... Just try and have fun. 
    "Life is nothing without risks."
    Most ineffable pleasure for a bibliophile will be the one name, "Harry Potter". So, it never too late to fall in love with it. 
    This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.
    With smiles...
    Swathi Mohan
    (Investing myself completely in the art of living)
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    Sunday, 6 August 2017

    Unforgettable friend

    One day I caught myself smiling for no reason, and then I realized I was thinking of you!
    Hey it’s really crazy, right? How can I just be apart from you go months and years without talking to you, but still, you cross my mind every day!

    As much as I dislike all the fuss that is made out of that one day, I must admit, it reminds me of my old friend. The friendship that was close to my heart and is cherished even today.

    Jeevitha Lena! I mean it.

    I could recollect the moment when our friendship was born!

    It was when I was mumbling an item song and you heard it little and found the song. I was embarrassed a bit. After a few seconds, you said, “What? You too like this song?” *LOL*
     And that’s when we strangers started to make memories, in fact, a fairy tale!

    Yeah! We have made. I still cherish those moments with you when we were together spending times in all scouts and guide camps, in all “Work experience” hours, in all Math special classes in the evening.

    In every lunch, we have had together, and I had been your crime partner every time. And do you remember we had been the negotiators? 
    (Yeah negotiators, it’s better if she alone understands this :P).

    We had been together in the shot put practices. And I still die laughing how crazily we get caught in kho-kho matches, running here and there hastily and clumsily. While we had been rocking on all throw ball and dodge ball matches. I always love me calling you with the name I used to call you. *LOL*

    You have been to abroad all of a sudden and we had no contact in the mean time. I tried all ways of contacting you. Finally, I came to know that you were not in India.
    I missed you very bad. And whenever I missed you, I would look up at the sky and feel better for the fact that we are still under the same sky! When I just gave up after years, you pinged me all at once. And that day was the most delighting day in my life, the day when my tears had come into contact with my smiling lips.

     It has been around ten years of friendship and we have not met each other since you came from abroad. But it was not as like before. Missing you became easy for me now, because I think you are now just one day further away from the last time I saw you, and you are one day closer to the next time I will see you. 

    God! Please let us meet soon! 

    Probably we would have made some hundreds of secrets, thousands of jokes, and millions of memory. But, they all bestowed to be a reason for one beautiful thing so called our friendship!

    Life moves on, but memories don’t.
    You may have gone away,
    but our friendship is right here…
    in my heart.
    I miss you diiiiiii....I love you!

    With smiles...
    Swathi Mohan
    (Investing myself completely in the art of living)

    No, your stupid friend...!

    This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’  
    Unforgettable friend because it's hard to forget someone who gave me so much of memories.

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    Friday, 14 July 2017

    Maturity -thoughts

    Maturity is
    1.      When you realize *maturity is deliberate of your attitude and not your age.*
    2.      When you lose an argument to win a relationship.
    3.      When you realize that books are the best gifts you can ever give or get.
    4.      When you just stop looking for the "likes" on Facebook.
    5.      When you realize that your school teachers are irreplaceable.
    6.      When you come to understand the difference between love and crush.
    7.      When you start prioritizing your works.
    8.      When you realize that the technology now is 4 to 5 decades ahead of your concepts in Engineering.
    9.      When you realize that too much of perfection is never worth to live in this world.
    10. When you realize how much the social networking sites project you fake.
    11. When you stop exaggerating at someone who gives opinions on sex in general.
    12. When you realize that life is short to look at things very serious.
    13. When you realize that just a sheet of paper filled with marks can't decide your future.
    14. When you realize that doctors are not God. They just comfort you in your tough times if you have money.
    15. When you stop failing the student to intentionally reduce his internals just to revenge him.(If you are a professor in engineering college especially)
    16. When you start realizing that the world doesn't run only because of love. Yes. Selfishness overrules.
    17. When you stop pronouncing *Bandage* for Band-aid :P
    18. When you realize that trusting someone who betrayed you is the most foolish thing you can ever do.
    19. When you realize that technology is also a suppressor, not to the world. But to the individual.
    20. When you stop expecting your professors to care for you and motivate in all aspects because 89% fails to do.
    21. When you start realizing that people are more important than money.
    22. When you start smiling just to ignore people who have hurt you, instead of taking revenge on them.
    23. When you realize that marriage is a socially admitted license to have sex. (* yes! sex. Hope you are matured enough not to exaggerate it*)
    24. When you realize that I’ m matured enough because I did n’t write sex in bold letters. :p :p
    25. But maturity is when you realize that all these will be known to you only when you come across. :p ( After all, maturity starts when the drama ends and hence is life)

    With smiles…
    (Investing myself completely in the art of living)

    PS: By the way, this is my answer on Quora which got "nK" views and Many messages!

    Tuesday, 11 July 2017

    Stay grounded

    9 slapped 8.
    8 asked, "Why did you slap me"?
    9 replied, "You are inferior to me, so I slapped you."
    Upon hearing this, 8 went to 7 and slapped 7 harder.
    When asked by 7 why 8 gave the same reply that 9 said.
    "You are inferior to me".
    7 slapped 6.
    6 slapped 5.
    5 slapped 4.
    4 slapped 3.
    3 slapped 2.
    2 slapped 1.
    Now 1 has 0 as its inferior.
    But, instead of slapping—
    1 welcomed 0 with love. Allowed 0 to stand next to it.
    The duo became 10.

    Tables turned and it is now number 9's turn to get slapped.

    ·         Choose your relations wisely.
    ·         A good friend is as worthy as 1000 good books.
    ·         A bad friend is as harmful as 1000 enemies.
    ·         Even a mighty snake dies if a group of ants attack. Never be proud of your position. Stay grounded.