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Introspective Poem: I am a murderer, roaming scotfree

An introspective poem ... that highlights a woman's perspective to her life. Read the poem to discover the truth behind her smile...

Short Story: Aashirya’s last wish

Her mother's eyes were brimming with tears, she was too choked to speak as she gave in to her daughter's wish. Her hands trembled as she applied blush to her daughter's dry cheeks. After 45 minutes, Aashirya slowly removed her mobile phone, took a selfie, added the hashtag, #nofilter and posted it on Instagram.  "Watch out Maa, this one is going to be the best picture with the maximum likes & comments. My account will explode with the traction!" she attempted to laugh, but wheezed and coughed instead. Will Aashirya's last wish come true?

Short Story: My Royal Enfield 350 & Bindhiya

The boys would know what it means to ride a bullet with a hot, sexy woman in the pillion seat. I was the object of envy at work & I gloated with pride, enjoying the attention. Dating Bindhiya and riding my bullet was a double whammy. I had the best of both worlds. I just couldn't decide what was better, mounting Bindhiya or my bullet. Both gave me the ultimate feeling of masculinity. Everything was going great until that fateful day...

Short Story: They will never find out…

He earned extra money so that he could drink to his heart's content & flirt with the local whore. What happens next will surprise you...

Short Story: Locked in a closet with a stranger during communal riots

Riots had broken out, a Hindu boy was accused of raping his Muslim classmate & both communities had gone ballistic. Jyotsna was in the physics laboratory and had climbed into the closet, only to find that it was already occupied. For both to fit in, they had to snuggle close, really close. What happened next?

My secrets revealed: How to index your blog and posts in Search Engines?

Picture this: You wrote a great post and published it on your blog. You keep searching for the blog post in the search engines and face disappointment when you don't find it even on the 10th page of the search result. You go back to the post and check if you have typed in the keywords & recheck whether the title is eye-catching enough. You wait and still the post is not indexed by search engines. Frustrated, you just resign to believing that maybe your post is not good enough for people to like it.  Sounds familiar? If yes, then this post is for you. Loads of my blogger friends are always asking me about how I get great traffic on my blog and how is it that my blog posts are always indexed by search engines. Well, in this post, I will be revealing my secret on how I achieve faster indexing.

There is NO Magic Pill to Weightloss | Commit yourself to a fitter life, rest will follow

This post is for every person who is extremely busy with their family and work. If you are someone who is always on the run, tending to home, family, work, friends and other things, with no time for yourself, then this post is for you. 

Journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead. Terrorism reaches a new low in Kashmir

Rising Kashmir's Chief Editor, Shujaat Bukhari & his PSOs were shot dead by terrorists in Press Colony, Srinagar. Bukhari was leaving for Iftar when the attack took place. Just hours before his sudden death, Bukhari had tweeted that "Journalism with pride has been done in Kashmir & will continue to highlight what happens on the ground." Journalists like Bukhari do exist in this world. While there is a portion of media that is always condemned for their irresponsible reporting, he and his team stand out as shining examples of true journalism. Today we lost the voice of Kashmir....we lost one more face of true, fearless journalism. 

Indian theatres are redefining cinema viewing

The world of entertainment is now at one's fingertips, thanks to the high-speed internet, mobile phone technology and hundreds of apps, movie viewing can be done anywhere at any time. These days, the time gap between a movie release and a satellite release is becoming smaller and thus giving movie lovers lesser reasons to flock to a theatre. How then are movie theatres responding to this changed scenario? What are they doing to ensure that movie-goers keep flocking the theatres? Read this post to know more...

30 Tips to drive Website Traffic, Leads and Conversions

You must use your website as a promotional, lead generation, and conversion tool. This post will show you 30 ways in which you can ensure that you gain maximum from your website. Follow these tips to get tonnes of traffic to your website, learn how to use the traffic to get leads and conversions. This might be a good time to review the effectiveness of your current website and see what changes can be made in order to increase visibility and lead generation for your business.

BEST Role Play and Experiential Learning for kids: Thank you Shahrukh Khan for bringing Kidzania to India!

We entered Kidzania at 2 pm and at 9 pm, I had to literally drag my children out, they plainly refused to come! For those 7 hours, both of them had forgotten their phones, i-pads, computer games and television. Both had so many stories to tell me, the car was buzzing with their happy voices. There is something magical in listening to a child's description of happiness and success.  My story, however, didn't end here, the next weekend, I was back at Kidzania - this time the 1.5-hour drive from Malad to Ghatkopar didn't seem like an ordeal, maybe because I knew that the return on this investment is going to be multi-fold!  If you are a parent who wishes to lend wings to your child's creativity and imagination, Kidzania is definitely a must-visit for you.

5 Essential Steps to Career Planning: International Career Counsellor, Isaac Rudolf Monyela

It is that time of the year when parents and students all over India are praying hard for favorable results in 10th/12th or graduation level. It is also a time for them to pause, take a step back and relook at the career direction they are planning to take. DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter got an opportunity to speak to International Career Counsellor, Speaker, Leadership & Management Strategist,  Poet, Isaac Rudolf Monyela from Johannesburg, Gauteng in South Africa. In this exclusive interview, Mr. Monyela gives out some vital tips for career planning.

Mothers, gift yourself these promises! | Mother’s Day special by Joyleen Nair

As real as it may get, I am also reminded that reality isn’t the same for all mothers. While the world unfolds the memories of the mothers we turned out to be, let’s also take this opportunity to make note of some promises we need to remind ourselves on this day. So I ask; have you made these promises to yourself yet, moms?

Amway’s New Nutrilite Indian Traditional Herbs – I used it for 10 days, I feel awesome!

I am always mindful that YOU, my readers believe what I say and thus the onus lies on me to thoroughly understand and experience before bringing a product to you. For the past ten days, I have been using the products:  1. Nutrilite Tulsi 2. Nutrilite Brahmi 3. Nutrilite Ashwagandha 4. Nutrilite Amalaki, Vibhitaki, and Haritaki And yes, I feel better. My energy levels are back, I feel more alert, my system feels clean and most importantly my stamina is much better than before. 

I returned to sports after 25 years…I am now a happier person :) :)

Once the life of parties, I now could manage to dance for 2-3 minutes maximum and then sat down to catch my breath.  The athletic Mayura was an image that I could remember faintly, felt no connect whatsoever. Fortunately, there were no medical alarms that were raised. At the ripe age of 40, I was standing at the crossroads of life with almost nil stamina and loads of work stress. It was like a ticking time-bomb. Today, I am a happier person, more positive and have learnt to be a team player. Its amazing when one meets like-minded people who are bonded in just one spirit - the spirit of sports and camaraderie.

7 reasons why Entrepreneurs must attend this meet to expand their Circle of Influence

As they say, NETWORK is NET-WORTH and expanding your CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE is critical to achieve success in business.  Of course, there are innumerable platforms where entrepreneurs can network. However, those platforms are limited to mere card exchanges. Entrepreneurs are always craving to tell the world about the great work that they are doing and ensure that their business spreads by Word Of Mouth. This Entrepreneur's Meet is an answer to entrepreneurs who are looking for a showcase and meaningful networking. 

A2Z of Online Branding: How to EXECUTE a Content Strategy EFFECTIVELY (5/26)

The challenge is: HOW to create a content strategy that works? If the goal is to attract organic traffic online, what exact, strategic ways should you adopt to get the right traffic? If you dedicatedly follow the steps, you will be able to develop an effective strategy that yields steady traffic over a period of time. You must remember to review the strategy and change it whenever time demands.

A2Z of Online Branding: DECIDING a Content Strategy (4/26)

Most new entrants into the world of Online Branding erroneously believe that a Content Strategy for Online Branding is not a big deal.  Guess what? CONTENT STRATEGY FOR ONLINE BRANDING is a VERY BIG DEAL! The days of merely posting on social media are over and days of updating the website once in 6 months are over. It is essential for brands to have regular conversations going on social media and update the website regularly so that the customers are tuned in to the brand. The challenge of a content strategy is the cut the clutter and emerge as the winning brand in terms of customer engagement.

A2Z of Online Branding: CHOOSE WISELY 16 AMAZING Social Media Platforms (3/26)

To make things simpler and easier for you, I have simplified 16 of the best social media platforms ONLY FOR YOU. There are two inter-related posts to be read here.

A2Z of Online Branding: 7 ways to examine if Online Branding fits your BUSINESS LOGIC. (2/26)

Online world is perceived as a cheap and easy alternative for brand building and thus everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon. The truth is far from reality. Entering the online world and establishing one's self comes with its own set of challenges. However, it is pertinent to first understand whether Online Branding fits your Business Logic and if yes, then to what extent? What is the scope of your business and what drives profits. It is important to find out whether taking your brand online makes sense for your business.

A2Z of Online Branding: Begin with Ambition, Aim & Audience (1/26)

Don't make the same mistake that Brand Managers & Entrepreneurs across the world make. The common tendency is to first jump to the online platforms just because they are easily available. In days of yore, when offline advertising and marketing was planned, there was a complete science that goes into the planning, budgeting, launch and monitoring. Even today, offline advertising is planned carefully and the return on investment monitored. Online Branding & Advertising also needs careful planning, budget allocation & strategy. Marketing Planning & Strategy basics remain the same for Online Branding as well.

A2Z of Online Branding – A definitive guide to business growth by cracking the code (Theme Reveal)

This series is for every business owner, whether big or small, with or without budgets to understand and tame the internet dragon. It will serve as a ready reckoner guide for start-up entrepreneurs and will help established businesses to look back and reexamine strategies and tools. It is a gift from my end to all the people who aspire to learn and gain from the growing power of the online world. 

Social Media Simplified by Media Strategist, Mayura Amarkant

Many people keep asking me questions about each social media platform. The number of queries is increasing. This is why decided to write this 10 part series - #SocialMediaSimplified

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