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My Article published in the Sunday Times Of India’s Supplement ‘Times Life!’ and The Speaking Tree!!

Links below:

The Times Of India

The Speaking Tree

A feeling that is beyond my capability to express in words.

You, dear reader, make this moment all the more special because you have been reading (and appreciating) since I started writing. Thanks for being a part of my evolution process.

I wish and hope for your continued support…

Amen!!

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A Journey Of A Million Miles Must Begin With The First Step

A lot of euphoria has been associated with the word “first” since times immemorial. The day we took our first step, the day we uttered, for the first time, the most divine word “Maa”, the first day at our school. One thing that is common to all the first time experiences is the excitement, the nervousness & the thrill that accompanies such moments and the memories that we relish for all times to come . Only a few days back, I began a new phase of my life. I was stepping into my professional life. It was my first day at office. I woke up early that day, got ready and then, left for office. The magnificently built Sena Bhavan on a misty, winter morning is such a pleasure to the eyes and the soul. On my way to my Block, I couldn’t help noticing the plantation and beauty of nature spread all around my office. It was a delight for a nature’s lover like me. I reached my office on time and entered my room and made myself comfortable on a sofa. Being an introvert, I was sitting quietly and suddenly someone interrupted, “Ma’am Please come her|”. I looked here and there and maintained a status quo. One more time, the same voice fell on my eardrums and I realized that the person was addressing me only and that was an altogether new experience for me – the experience of being addressed not by my first name, but Ma’am! I was having myriad of emotions. I was elated by understanding the fact that I am a grown up now and was little nervous also that I have to shoulder many responsibilities. One of my wish also got fulfilled here, as I got a chance to meet and interact with Mr Upamanayu Chatterjee, of whom I am a huge admirer and a voracious reader of his books. I got to meet him personally here in my professional capacity and that gave me a big high. The very first day, I also got a chance to interact with my colleagues at Office. In no time, we formed an everlasting bond, and I am elated to see that my relationship with them is flourishing with each passing day and I, in my best capacity, am nurturing it with the seeds of my love and fertilizers of faith. Lastly, I feel blessed being posted at heart of AFHQ and pray to the Almighty to give me the strength and wisdom so that I have able to meet the expectations set forth for me, and at times, achieve even more than that.

SAVE OUR TIGERS

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SAVE OUR TIGERS

 

We all, must have seen the Aircel commercial that is being broadcast these days in almost every leading channels. Had it been a fairness cream commercial or featured our beloved movie stars, We, undeniably,would have paid more heed to it. The advertisement somewhere lacks magnetic appeal as it comes across as more of a preacher and hence fails to draw the enormous attention of our youth and their considerable support. However, it drew my attention as it is for a cause that I can relate to. The objective of this campaign can’t be overlooked as  it is to SAVE our most important asset of our country – The king of Jungle & Our National animal “The Tiger”. The count of this majestic beast is depleting at a very fast pace, Only1411 are left in India which is an alarming situation. I completely understand that writing of one blog won’t ease out the creulty against these beautiful animals.But I have a firm belief that it is going to make a difference. Awareness is one vital aspect of this campaign and I am doing my bit. Even the MNC’s are joining this movement against illegal poaching and securing the future of this animal. The CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) concept is gaining importance rapidly. They have adopted this phenomenon with open arms. The stake of these companies in this revolution is appreciable.If We dont act now, will lose something that is very precious to us. And if we lose it,we would be ashamed of ourselves. So, Come on everyone join this roar against brutality faced by our national heritage and assist in getting them rid of their atrocities.Do SMS Write blogs, make people aware and if we’ll be able to change a single hunter’s mind. We would be delighted……….:)