29 July, 2015

Unlock the potential

Srinija was busy as usual with her daily chores from morning.

Now, It's time to sit and relax for some time, sipping coffee and reading news paper after waving good bye to kids and hubby.

Unintentionally, her eyes moved towards her old passport photo from school days which dropped from wallet.

How can she forget school days? Golden memories!
Her academic achievements and awards for writing best articles in school magazines.

Now, she realized that there is one part of her life that she ignored recently, her interest in writing!
Bingo! She decided to unlock her potential in writing again :-)

Linking this 100 word post to Wordy Wednesday for picture prompt.


Until next time,


27 July, 2015

Small post on #Bahubali #MicroblogMondays

#Bahubali #TeluguMovie
At last, watched the much hyped movie, my thoughts as a small post with max 8 sentences long.

Loved :-)

  • The visuals, waterfalls effects and the model of the Mahishmathi kingdom
  • Absolute delight to ears - soothing music which became part of the story
  • Excellent action and dialogue delivery by Rana and Ramya Krishna
  • War strategy explained in simple way


Didn't like

  • Abrupt ending - didn't see any other sequel movie with this kind of abrupt ending. 
  • Bad screenplay, very less conversations and less concentration on story


Linking this to #MicroblogMondays.

Until next time,


Mommy guilt

This is the topic that intrigues me a lot. This is the topic mostly talked about in offices by working women. This is the topic which most of the working women take too seriously than required resulting in mental pressure. So, I chose to write on this for my #Mondaymusings! Co-hosting #MondayMusings with Corinne who writes at everydaygyaan and writeTribe.

I love my job a lot. Testing is my passion, in fact. I enjoy working in office. I enjoy taking challenges, completing difficult assignments, networking, coordinating with people to make things work, organizing events, leading and guiding team etc., But, when my first kid was born and I had to leave my kid with a care taker at 6 months of his age, Mommy guilt started. Life was good when he was healthy, laughing, playing and all. But, when he became sick and I had to give instructions to care taker on how to take care of the kid, I felt like I am not a good mother. Yes, I have taken many work from homes, leaves, been with kid at difficult times too, but still, it was not possible always.

Joining the kid to school and then to day care were again tough times to both of us. Making him habituated to stay without me for long time, making him eat properly in my absence, protecting him from frequent colds, coughs and fevers, improving his immunity - all this was a very good learning phase as a mother.

Proper support at home from family made me overcome the guilt and helped me to stay positive. I believe in not taking stress from office to home and vice versa. My poor memory is my bliss. I forget bad experiences quick and like to switch to home mode as i step out of office and don't take that burden to home. Usually, I over compensate on weekends and after work hours by spending more time while feeding my kid or making him do homework. Sleeping lullaby in nights, waking up in mornings with cuddles and telling small stories are bonding times :-)

Over the time, I have realized, no one can be perfect in this world. No one can be a perfect mother, perfect wife, perfect employee and all in one. We all try to get there and be somewhere in the middle and it is completely OK than trying to be best out of all, by stressing ourselves. What do you say?

Let me know how do you deal with mommy guilt? Add your links below to join #Monday Musings.
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Until next time,






13 July, 2015

#MicroblogMondays - Bahubali

Linking this to #Microblogmondays. Before proceeding with this post, let me explain micro blogging. It's a short post between 1 word to 8 sentences long.

#Bahubali has been the trending topic this week. I am not a big fan of SS Rajamouli, but loved his Telugu movie 'Eega' very much. Many critics praised that Bahubali is above heroism(unlike other Telugu movies) and stunning visualization enhanced the impact. Many weren't satisfied since movie ends without a conclusion and makes the fans to wait for part 2. 

However, let me watch the movie and share my thoughts, later. If not for the visual effects, I would love to watch the movie for Ramya Krishna, who rocked with her performance :-)

Meanwhile, did Bahubali meet your expectations? 

Sentences: 6, words: 96

Until next time,

Gratitude List - July 2015

Inspired by Lauren who blogs at Alphabet salad, I am also preparing a gratitude list. 

If we are able to eat sumptuous meals, wear good clothes and have a safe roof to stay, I believe, we are lucky than most of the people in the world. I believe in God and i feel that i am lucky of the lot who has all these basic necessities and many more luxuries in my life. Good friends, lovely family and non stressful job add to the happiness to anyone. Cool.. So, it's time to say thanks and be contended for what God has given me.. 

Gratitude list:
Let me start with a list in the ascending order of importance (Most important at the end of the list) :-)

1. Friendly and supportive colleagues 
2. My passion towards software testing
3. My passion for writing which keeps me going
4. My mobile phone samsung galaxy S4 and its camera (especially)
5. Facebook and whatsapp which keeps me connected to the world
6. Relaxing weekend just went by
7. My best friends and their support
8. My love for books and my ability to read at least one book per month
9. Supporting parents , in laws and sibling
10. My family and their love

I am very thankful to God for all of the above. So what are you thankful for today? Is there a gratitude list that you too have? Please share, will be happy to read :-)

Until next time,







Linking to Gratitude circle hosted by VidyaSury and Corinne.
Image courtesy: from creative common license image on flickr

09 July, 2015

Twist to fairy tale?

My friend's kid has a habit of listening to stories daily. 
Once, She told kiddoo a tale of elves helping a cobbler, by miraculously stitching shoes of customers overnight and completing them by morning.

When my friend pestered kid yesterday to complete her homework, she tried to escape by saying - will do it after dinner/  will do after playing for sometime/ getting sleep. 

At last, she asked her, 'Amma, if elves can help the Cobbler to complete orders, let me wait for them to finish my homework by tomorrow morning'.

Now, it's time for her to twist the fairy tale :p

Linking this to wordy Wednesday prompt her fairy tale.
Word limit: 100 words

Until next time,

08 July, 2015

To choose happiness or not, Choice is yours..

Time flies whether you are having fun or not. The choice is yours. - Unknown source

We all know, time is precious and it doesn't stop for anyone. The choice is ours, to be happy, have fun or be sad and worry about past or future. 

Do you know? Happiness is contagious. When you are happy and enjoy what you do, you spread positive vibes around. Do you believe in positive aura? Few people or few friends or colleagues make us happy even when we spend 5 mins with them. Isn't it? Did you ever try to be that kind of friend/ colleague to some one? This doesn't mean that we have to show happy face even when we are sad. Low phases of life happen and it's okay to be gloomy on those days. But, choosing some fun factor in life, makes it easier to overcome gloomy days. 

I see, many people are doing some challenges on social networking sites like #100HappyDays. They have to choose one good reason per day to be happy and post them on Facebook/ twitter/ instagram. We have to choose happiness and search happiness because we  have to live every minute of life - either happy/ sad until we die. Choice is ours. What do you say?

Writing this for 3 day quote challenge nominated by Corinne from WriteTribe and EverydayGyaan. Thanks Corinne for nominating me :-)

I am not tagging anyone for the challenge, as i am taking this for the second time. However, feel free to take this challenge, below are simple steps for this challenge.

  • Post a favourite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days,  obviously  a different quote each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote. 
  • Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them. 
  • Thank the person who nominated you.

Until next time,






Image courtesy: http://www.buzzquotes.com/fun-time-quotes



06 July, 2015

Start a day fresh!

The way you start your day determines how well you live your day - Robin Sharma

I am not an early riser. It took long time for me to realize the importance of starting a day positively. 

Early to bed and Early to rise - we are hearing this from childhood. Many do yoga and surya namaskarams in the morning,  meditate and start the day with exercise or walking. In this hurry bury modern life, getting up early and sitting peacefully for sometime itself is difficult.

I too want to start my day by praying God on opening my eyes, take a stroll and enjoy the nature, have a steamed cup of coffee, enjoy its aroma, read newspaper and listen to good music. It might be the most ideal way to start a day for me. 
But, lazy me, I get up late, run behind kids to make them ready, feed, have a quick breakfast, get ready and run to office. There is no exception even on weekends. Laziness pushes me still more deep inside, making me sleep late in the friday night watching a good movie or simply surfing Facebook,  just to pass time and feel that it's going to be a weekend and thus getting up late on Saturdays. Thus, weekend mornings too carry same routine except that everything is done in slow pace, be it a bath or breakfast or anything else :-) This technology does it's part keeping me away from my ideal fresh start of the day. Sometimes, I get up early, feel like I should utilize time by going for a walk or sit peacefully and then open Facebook, office mails, gmail and Instagram in my phone and Voila! it will become a normal day, time will fly and I have to run for the errands :-)
Have a lovely Morning!

This might be the case for many too, but still I believe starting  a day positively will impact our attitude for whole day. When we get up late, since we will not have time for anything, we get nervous, shout at family, crib about traffic , crib about managers in the office and be irritated whole day. This sure can be avoided by starting the day fresh. For some, it means meditating, for some, it's yoga, for some, it's exercise, for some, it's listening music and so on.. What is your ideal way to start a day?

Writing this for 3 day quote challenge nominated by Corinne of EverydayGyaan. Thanks Corinne for nominating me, started my day fresh with this blog post with an inspirational quote today :-)

I am not tagging anyone for the challenge, as i am taking this for the second time. However, feel free to take this challenge, below are simple steps for this challenge.


  1. Post a favourite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days,  obviously  a different quote each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote. 
  2. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them. 
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.

Also, linking this to #MondayMusings on WriteTribe.



Until next time,






Image courtesy: Flickr image search : Loco Steve

04 July, 2015

Success and Failure

Another 3 day quote challenge? Corinne from EverydayGyaan invited me. It's my privilege to accept her invitation. So, let me take this opportunity to talk about more inspirational quotes for 3 days and spread positivity :-)

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. - Churchill

Very inspirational quote about Success and failure. Dreaming about success is good, but dealing with failure is tough, right? that too.. being focused and positive after failure is still tough. There will be some phase in everyone's life when we go through many failures one after the other. This phase tests our patience and confidence. If we can stand against storm and work without losing enthusiasm at that phase, everything will be fine. Anyway, low phases of life doesn't stay all the time.


Whenever I think about success and failure, I remember another quote from Thomas Edison. 2 quotes on same post :-) Fine, but these two quotes are very much related. I remember this quote whenever I fail. I can relate this especially to my cooking. I was so bad at cooking at one point of time and lacked confidence that I found all possible ways to spoil a dish :-) Ok, but many lessons learnt, from the experience. 

I have not failed, but I've found 10,00 ways that won't work. - Thomas Alva Edison
So, that's about two inspirational quotes that I love on success and failure. Thanks Corinne for nominating me  for 3 day quote challenge. :-) I am not tagging anyone for the challenge, as i am taking this for the second time. However, feel free to take this challenge, below are simple steps for this challenge.

  1. Post a favourite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days,  obviously  a different quote each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote. 
  2. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them. 
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
Until next time,








Image courtesy:  from creative common license flickr search

02 July, 2015

Travel ready always!

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page - St. Agustine

I  love books and also travel, so this quote caught my attention quick :-) If there is some good book available, how can we read a single page and close the book? Likewise, travel makes you addictive if you love nature, people, history and places. 

In ancient times, students were asked to travel to different places and learn from experience after completing their education. Definitely, it makes sense. Reading from books and understanding world is one perspective. But, applying the knowledge in real time by observing different people, analysing different situations and responding at proper time is completely a different skill. Earlier, this mandatory travel after studies ensured this. 

Now, situations are different. We travel to relax, enjoy, learn about new cultures and rejuvenate ourselves to relieve from stress. No one has time or money to travel for knowledge. Keeping that aspect aside, many doesn't even plan vacations or holiday destinations at least once a year due to their busy schedules. But, if we experience a connection to the nature by travelling to a place disconnecting ourselves with this world, we will understand it's impact on our lives. We will understand how it gives peace and helps us to de stress and makes us fresh.

I am travel ready always. Try to plan a travel, you won't regret my advice :-) What do you say?

Written for 3 day quote challenge. Thanks Deeshani for nominating me :-)

3 day quote challenge is simple. Here are rules:

  1. Post a favourite quote of yours for 3 consecutive days,  obviously  a different quote each day from any book, any author of your choice. It could also be your own quote.
  2. Nominate 3 bloggers with each post to challenge them.
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.

My Nominations for day 3 are: 

Sunaina - God made me funky
Valli - Poetry - reflection of my feelings
Nandini - Nandini Speaks

Until next time,


01 July, 2015

Changing ourselves for a good change

Be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi

Very inspirational quote, isn't it? But, how difficult it is? Can we change ourselves to see a good change in our society ?

I feel, it's very difficult than said. Let's say - we want our children to spend time at home in a meaningful way than watching television for more time or playing on mobile phone. But, can we switch off television and stop watching it for the sake of children and give them a company for a good change? Can we stop playing games on mobile so that we can be a role model? I know, there are many parents who do sacrifices for children.This will be really a great way to spend meaningful time with kids and make them realize importance of time.

 So, this quote by Mahatma Gandhi makes more sense  now. Let the journey of change begin from ourselves first. Written for 100wordsonSaturday hosted on WriteTribe.

Also, writing this for 3 day quote challenge. Rules mentioned in Day 1 post here.
Thanks Deeshani for nominating me :-) 

My day 2 nominations are :

Gaurabh - Precessing Creativity
Sandhya Kadam - Aarogyam Dhanasampada
Murthy - News Varsha


Until next time,



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