औरत: तेरी कहानी

दिल भर सा आता है अगर नज़र डालती हूँ औरतों की जिंदगानी पर।

क्या खूब क़िस्मत बनाई है रब ने उनकी, अक्सर कसी जाती है दूसरों की बनाई कसौटियों पर।

सबको खुश करने के चक्कर में उसकी अरमानों की पोटली कहीं पीछे छूट जाती है।

अलग अलग वज़हों से ही सही, न जाने कितनी बेड़ियों में बाँधी जाती है।

आज भी हम उठ नहीं पाए है, ओह! आपके घर बेटी हुई है,की मानसिकता से।

लड़कों के लिए अलग और लड़कियों के लिए बनाई गयी अलग परिभाषाओं से।

क्यूँ इस पुरुष प्रधान समाज में महिलाओं का वो दर्ज़ा नहीं है?

क्यूँ वो दो दो घर होने के बावजूद किसी एक का भी अभिन्न हिस्सा नहीं है?

क्यूँ उसे परिभाषित किया जाता है अलग अलग उपमाओं में?

क्यूँ वजूद तलाशना पड़ता है अपना उसे अतीत की परछाइयों में?

जहाँ जन्म लिया, ये तो पराया धन है, कहकर विदा कर दिया जाता है।

और दूसरी ओर, ये तो दूसरे घर से आई है, कहकर सच में पराया कर दिया जाता है।

पूरी ज़िंदगी लगाने के बाद भी क्यूँ एक जगह उसकी अपनी नहीं बन पाती है?

कभी पिता तो कभी पति के नाम के साथ जुड़कर रहना ही उसकी तकदीर बन जाती है।

उसे और कुछ नहीं बस सम्मान और अपनापन चाहिए।

कोई न लगाए प्रश्न चिन्ह उसके व्यक्तित्व पर, उसे ये भरोसा चाहिए।

आशा करती है वो कि एक औरत की आवाज दूसरी औरत के द्वारा उठाई जाएगी।

जो उसने झेला है कभी, समय आने पर दूसरी औरत को झेलने से बचाएगी।

माँ: एक फ़रिश्ता

शब्दों का जादू उसे खूब चलाना आता है,
वो माँ है, उसे सब पता चल जाता है।

मेरी आवाज से भाँप जाती है वो मेरे दर्द की गहराई को,
क्यूँ माँ? सच है ना,आप जान जाती हो, मेरी हर अनकही सच्चाई को

शब्द कम पड़ जाते है,जब भी लिखने बैठती हूँ आप के बारे में,
अब समझ पाती हूँ माँ, आपकी हर डांट के पीछे छिपी हुई भलाई को।

कहना चाहती हूँ बहुत कुछ, दिल में छुपा हुआ है।
आप का हाथ सिर पर हमेशा बना रहे बस, रब से इतनी सी दुआ है।

ऊपर भगवान और नीचे आपका कोई मोल नहीं है।

कौन पिरो सकता है माँ की ममता को शब्दों में, मेरे लिए तो ये सबसे पवित्र और अनमोल है।

आपकी हर सीख अब याद आती है माँ,हैरान हूँ तब इसे क्यूँ झुठलाती थी मैं माँ।

अजीब विडम्बना है, समय लगता है समझने में,बाद में तो सबसे अच्छी दोस्त बन जाती है माँ।

Motivational Quotes: #Deepthoughts Quote7

Hello Friends!

Good Morning!

How are you all?

Here I continue with the next quote of the motivational quotes series, Quote7.

Motivational Quotes

#Deepthoughts Quote7

Don’t run for success. Run for the accomplishments of the goals. You will get the path of success.

#deepikawrites

Regards & Gratitude,

Deepika

जंग जीवन की

Hello friends,

Life is a journey and we live this in phases. We have to face up and downs at various points. What I think about life, my feelings are here in the form of Hindi poem. I hope you like it.

Hindi Poetry

Jang Jeevan Ki ( जंग जीवन की)

साँसें चल रही है तो उम्मीद अभी भी बाकी है।
हारी नहीं हूँ मैं, कोशिश अभी भी जारी है।

माना कि मुश्किलों भरी है राह मेरी,
पर ढिगा नहीं है विश्वास मेरा, जंग अभी भी जारी है।

फिर उठूँगी गिर कर भी मैं, लड़खड़ाते क़दमों से भी,
कोई हो ना हो साथ मेरे पर ज़िन्दगानी अभी भी बाकी है।

भले ही जल गई हो लकड़ियाँ मेरे चूल्हे की,
पर उनकी राख अभी भी बाकी है।

जख्म हरे कर जाते है कुछ घाव पुराने भी,
आँखों में नमी हो भले ही पर होठों पर मुस्कान अभी भी बाकी है।

You can also read here.

Zindagi ka Safar”

https://myaspiringhope.wordpress.com/2019/06/06/zindagi-ka-safar/

Vajood Jindagi ka”

https://myaspiringhope.wordpress.com/2019/05/30/vajood-jindagi-ka/

What does Independence mean for me? Happy Independence Day!

Hello Friends!

Today we are celebrating our 73rd Independence Day.

May our nation bloom with prosperity and peace and a good state of mind!

Happy Independence Day to all of you!

For me, Independence is a state of mind where we can feel free to think, speak, write and express the thoughts without any hesitation and without any fear of judging by others.

What does Independence mean for me?

Sorry for being biased but here I will talk about the woman perspective, my personal beliefs. The reason is very simple, I can relate more with the situations and the circumstances which she has to face?

What I feel-

I don’t know will you agree or not, a woman in Indian society don’t feel absolute freedom in her whole life. Exceptions are there but I am talking about the majority.

When a girl born in a family. Things do start with the very first day. Maximum doesn’t feel that excitement when a male child born.

I personally saw the examples. I am quoting the words, “Oh! Ladki Hui hai”!(Oh! The girl child is born, Bless You)

When a boy born, you can feel the difference. Moments are celebrated as an occasion in most of the families.

I wonder, what is her fault?

Next, she has less freedom to express what she feels about her future and her plans to live her life.

On the contrary, boys have much more rights to explore their way of freedom.

Before marriage, her life is decided by her parents and after her marriage, the command shifted to some other hands.

It is never too easy to achieve her imagined life in reality. Most of the time she has to fight for her elementary rights.

Here I am not blaming anyone, not accusing the society, I am sharing the things which should be changed and it is changing to some extent but lots of work should be done in the process.

Things which I feel should change in Indian society for girls freedom-

1. Change the mindset-

We have to change our mindset. Girls are not liabilities. They are the most beautiful and sensitive souls who know to do sacrifices without a second thought in their minds.

2. Don’t try to rule and overpower her-

She is also a free individual with her own world of imaginations and desires. Please try to understand her perspective too. Don’t try to misunderstand her capabilities with lots of if and buts.

3. Try to respect her perspective towards her life-

She has also her choices. She doesn’t want to be a shadow of someone else. Please show some respect to what she believes and what she wants to achieve in her life.

4. Treat her as an individual, not as a daughter, wife and a mother.

I agree she plays a various role at the same time. Please value what she does. If she is staying at home and takes care of her family then she is doing the biggest job and if she is working then how smartly she is managing both the roles, we should salute the efforts.

5. She is not a liability, she is an asset-

How God cherish a girl with precious emotions. She has immense patience, the power of forgiveness, the art of adjustment. I feel a girl is the source of the positive energy, love and care for her family. How can she be a liability? She is an asset.

6. Don’t misunderstand her sacrifices with her weakness-

She is the strongest human being that’s why nature gives her the power to born a new life. She nurtures a seed into a strong tree, how can we evaluate the sacrifices in the journey of motherhood into words? We can’t.

All I want to say that in our society women does not feel freedom at various extents. A Boy has a liberty to do whatever he wants to do, nobody question and if they do, he does not care about that but the other side a girl has to fight for the same rights.

Is this freedom of girls we talk about?

What do you feel about this? Tell me in the comment section.

Till then take care and be independent.

Regards and gratitude,

Deepika

Online Preparation Destination for NEET and JEE with chapter wise mock tests!

We all want to follow our dreams and education plays a vital role to achieve the desired goals.

In today’s scenario, students and their parents are much more aware of the resources provided online. But too much information creates lots of confusion. What is the solution?

A few days ago, I was talking to a friend whose daughter is preparing for NEET( National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) from a distance learning Program. She told me that her daughter was searching for an online platform where she could check her chapter wise performance without going to any Institute.

This is not the only example, I know some JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Coaching students too who are also interested in such online mock tests where they can evaluate their levels of the preparation.

So on my friend’s request, I started searching for online preparation destinations for NEET. While browsing the internet I came across a website named questionbang.com

About Questionbang-

Questionbang mock set plus hosts mock tests on various topics(NEET, JEE, CET, Bank Exams). Some of them may be live only during certain months. (e.g. KCET/MHT- CET during Jan-May)

These mock tests are online and normally follow the prescribed exam pattern.

Questionbang mock set plus offers a right mix of questions from every topic for every chapter in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology.

Get Practice and Be a winner!

For more details, you can check the link.

https://www.questionbang.com/

Basically, they are running two mock tests.

1.NEET 2020 Chapterwise Mock- Set-Plus

These are chapter wise mock test exams called “Mock- Set -Plus”.

What you need to do-

You need to sign up with your Facebook or Google account or sign up with your mail I.D. and you can start.

For more details, you can check the link.

https://www.questionbang.com/site/mock-set-plus/neet/chapterwise/?qbaf_id=12

2. JEE 2020 Chapterwise Mock- Set-Plus

Mock tests & model papers are fully solved. One can better their performance using mock set plus result analysis.

What you need to do-

You need to sign up with your Facebook or Google account or sign up with your mail I.D. and you can start

For More Details Please check the link.

https://www.questionbang.com/site/mock-set-plus/jee/chapterwise/?qbaf_id=12

Points which I love about these mock tests-

1. Chapter-wise Question Series-

They provide the chapter wise mock tests. When you finish a chapter by solving the questions you can check your grip on that particular chapter.

Some glimpses of the questions.

2. You can work on your question-solving speed-

Good question-solving speed is the essential part to crack any competitive exam. If you are not good enough with your speed you will not get the desired result.

These mock tests emphasis on problem-solving skills. Though this is time-based question series you can improve your question-solving speed and get the confidence of solving the questions on time.

This time base practice activity will definitely enhance your question-solving technique too.

3. They are providing the facility at the affordable prices

The best part of this program is that they are offering the facility of online chapter wise mock tests at very affordable prices.

You can check the latest list of offering tests and their fees.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mnocnXfSrk9bgi3vMzt9Q_pjytCVZvj3SLVUVO7kBj0/htmlview

4.Feedbacks of the students who joined the program

Here is the feedback of the students what they want to say about these tests. How is their experience?

In my concluding remarks, All I can say, this is a quite impressive online test series which anyone can join to strengthen their preparation strategies of NEET and JEE.

And I am going to share this post with my friend too. I hope she will get some ideas for her daughter’s preparations.

What are you waiting for?

If you were also searching for this type of online mock series then go ahead and grab the opportunity.

Regards and Gratitude,

Deepika

Interview with Romila! (Founder of Novemberschild)

Hello Friends,

Welcome Back!!

I am here again with an interview. Please welcome Romila( Founder of Novemberschild).

She is an author, a blogger and now she writes articles for publications and websites.

So without any delay.

Let’s get started!

Interview with Romila! (Founder of Novemberschild)

1. MeA short introduction about you and your blog?

Romila– I blog-write and tweet as Novemberschild. I am have been around since 2004.

I turned a blogger in 2004 out of curiosity to see how this whole thing works and never dreamt it would go so long – 15 years. In 2008, I turned a full-time writer. I quit full time blogging in November 2018.

I am writing books and articles for websites and publications. I am a voracious reader, devoted coffee-drinker, avid thinker and a fashion lover.

Conversations with me are endless & joyful – the perfect combination! Just like my hilarious tweets, I am a very witty person in real.

I happily accept bouquets and brickbats in my writings. I don’t have a blog currently. I like to travel, talk, express and spread happiness. When I am not writing, you can find me reading books and sipping coffee or chatting with friends.
Writing makes me contented. I love listening to music under a calm starry night. Reading literature soothes my soul.

I am a fun person and very friendly. I have been featured in Paycheck India –IIM (Ahmedabad) Project, Baggout, Buzz Magazine, Speaking Tree (Times of India), Blogchatter, Mumbai Matters to name a few.

2. Me-How did you get into blogging? What inspired you to start a blog?

Romila– I never planned to be a blogger, and it just happened out of curiosity when blogs were just getting famous.

3. How do you motivate yourselves, your source of motivation?

Romila– Life! Every second of my existence motivates me towards better work and better writing. I am my own motivation.

4. Me-Do you want to mention about few challenges which you faced in your blogging journey?

Romila– I will not call them challenges but they have been part of my blogging journey.

Defining where to start is always a challenge, especially if you are new to blogging. A lot of your time is spent finding that topic that really calls to you. As I realised I am better without a niche, blogging became easy for me. There are millions of bloggers in the world.

How in the world am I supposed to stand out? Instead of trying to blend in, I differentiated myself and my content to make a noise in this blogging world and it worked in my favour.

Creating connections in the blogging circle is very crucial for the blog’s survival and keeping these relationships on and offline is a struggle.

I took the social media way and made bloggers my friends and met them in real, discussed ideas over coffee and made sure we are connected to each other timely.

5. Me-What suggestions do you want to give newbie bloggers?

Romila– Blogging changes. It is completely different today than it was when I started in 2004. Blogs have a shelf life always be learning and changing.

Think of new content you could offer your readers. Keep your senses open for things your reader needs. Write a lot. The posts should either be informative and educational, or entertaining. Spell check many times. And give each piece a proper edit. Articles with tons of grammar and spelling mistakes are not acceptable to readers.

Keep a list of ideas at one place. When writer’s block hits, you’ll always have specific topics to draft. Be active on social media. Make your presence known- the actual engagement from you- no bots, automation or gaming. Have a media kit, press page, and work page.

Keep editing it all the time and it’s a great way to keep track of your accomplishments! Use WordPress from the very beginning. Read articles and magazines of your niche. It will improve your writing style a lot.

6. Me- Do you want to give some tips or ideas for those who are interested in making money from a blog?

Romila– Blogger, please don’t expect to start making money right away (and don’t get discouraged if you don’t make some money after a year).

There’s no “get rich quick” scheme in blogging but you can go with Affiliate Marketing but only after one year of blogging.

Be careful there a lot of spam emails, they offer money but they damage DA of your blog and relationship with Google.

Making money as a blogger is possible and straightforward, but all these tips of earning income are not going to work for you or for everyone.

Don’t be afraid to tweak your methods to see what works best for you and your readers. Making money through blogging takes a lot of persistence, but it can pay off in the long-run if you’re starting out from below.

Just remember that you don’t have to use all of these money-making avenues at once in a marathon speed. Have patience. Give time to learn what works for you and what doesn’t.

7. Me-What is the most frustrating aspect of blogging? If any? Please mention?

Romila- Believe it or not, I’ve done this whole blogging thing for 15 years now. It’s pretty much the longest I’ve ever had to explore a curiosity.

There are some of the things that really frustrate me in this blogging world such as – When Jetpack makes your blog down, When another blogger writes basically the same blog post as yours, When you spend hours pouring your heart out in a blog post and no-one reads it, When you get more than 10 new subscribers in a week and then you realise they’re all fake accounts.

When a brand is really happy for your post but then doesn’t pay your invoice for really long, When you find out a blogger with the same stats gets paid twice as much for the same work and getting a promising email about a sponsored post, only to find out its spam.

8. Any common mistakes which bloggers do with their blog? And they should keep an eye on this.

Romila– Most of the bloggers don’t identify their audience. Many get the topic and have the facts, but don’t connect with anybody. Blogging without a niche doesn’t work for everyone.

Having a tightly defined and clear mission- read it as niche, makes you much more likely to gain a strong and passionate following that’s incredibly valuable to your blog.

Inconsistency is one of the greatest factors of an unsuccessful blog. Creating great content doesn’t take 5 minutes, which is a problem for those who are accustomed to instant gratification. Not committing to blogging is another big mistake. A lot of people get into blogging, and think it will have an instant impact but get a rude awakening instead.

Readers/audience doesn’t care about your blog unless you’re a celebrity. Write blog posts that are entertaining, topical, and/or useful. Stop writing poor posts.

Always proofread before posting. Use spell-check and review your work, Take time to research the concepts, facts, and ideas. One of the most limiting mistakes bloggers do is they think they can do everything alone.

There are a lot of dedicated blogging groups in every niche. This would help in the growth of blog with extra promoters and give you a greater social circle to utilise for exposure of your brand/blog.

9. What do you love about blogging and your blog?

Romila– 15 years ago, blogs didn’t exist. Today, there are over 100 million of them and at least 10 new blogs get added every day. I have stopped blogging but I still love blogging and I encourage it a lot.

Even though ‘blogging’ has hit it big, most people don’t get what makes blogging so powerful, helpful, and beneficial. The only way to become a better writer is to write – pages and pages. The more you blog, the more you write – and the better writer you become.

Blogging isn’t just a good way to become a better writer, it is the fastest path to becoming a published writer. Bloggers get to read their readers’ comments the same day they click ‘publish’.This makes blogging a great way to get feedback on an idea that you want to develop further.

10.Your message to readers.

Thank you, readers, for your time who visited my blog regularly and all those who read my articles, tweets, microblogging pieces every day. One thing I desperately need is your feedback.

While the comments/feedback options allow readers to specifically address what I’ve written that day, what I’m looking for is a greater sense of what people want. What exactly do you want more of? What topics interest you the most? All suggestions are welcome.

Thank you, Deepika for giving me this chance to speak to readers through your blog about myself and my blogging experience.

This interview today got back my good old days of regular blogging. I wish to get featured in your blog again.

Deepika your blog is in the right direction, I love your poetries and the interview series. I wish you good luck and should you need any help in blogging or writing please do ping me, just a tweet/email away. Will be happy to help.

Note: Dear Readers, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you like to have me in your blog! I look forward to more conversations with everyone. You can directly contact me mywritingworkshopblog@gmail.com

Here is amazon central author link – https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B074TLHNY9

You can check it here her 6 ebooks based on poetry, prose, non-fiction genre.

GoodReads Link

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8015855.Romila

Thank you so much Romila. It’s a lovely talking with you. You guided and gave suggestions by your personal experiences in the journey of blogging.

Best wishes for your future projects.Thank you so much for giving your time.

Regards and Gratitude,

Deepika

Friends and Friendship: Poetry Expression!

Hello Friends!

I know, I am posting it late but I believe every day is a right day to express your feelings towards your loved ones.

Belated Happy Friendship Day to all my lovely friends in the community.

Thanks for supporting me always and guiding me with the valuable suggestions.

Here is today’s poem dedicated to friends and friendship.

“एक पाती दोस्ती के नाम”!

दोस्त बनाए नहीं जाते बन जाते है,
खुद बखुद रिश्तों के तार जुड़ जाते है।

दोस्त तेरी दोस्ती ने खुशकिस्मत बना दिया।
जो सजदा कहीं न मिला वो तेरी आँखों ने बयां किया।

तू मुझ से ज्यादा मुझ पर भरोसा दिखाता है।
ऐ दोस्त! बता ना, तुझे मुझमें ऐसा क्या नज़र आता है?

कहीं बार गिर कर उठा हूँ मैं तेरा सहारा लेकर,
ख़ुदा का बंदा है तू! भूल जाता है खुद दुआएँ देकर।

दुआ है बस, तेरा मेरा साथ यूँ ही बना रहे।
भले ही अलग हो जाए राहें, पर मंज़िलें आकर मिला करे।

You can also listen to the poem here.

https://youtu.be/B6K6362NCaM

For English readers, I am not translating this one yet expressing the same feeling. I hope you like it.

Some friends are really like a support system.

Never ditch you either in the worst situations.

They are very clear about their friendship goals.

Always ready to help their friend in each up and downs.

This gesture of my friend fills me with gratitude.

You are an awesome personality with a lovely attitude.

#deepikawrites

You can also read one of my Hindi poem on friendship. Here is the link.

“Dost Teri Dosti”

https://myaspiringhope.wordpress.com/2019/07/02/dost-teri-dosti/

I hope you will like the poem. Thanks for reading.

Stay tuned.

Regards and Gratitude,

Deepika

Motivational Quotes: #Deepthoughts Quote6

Good Morning Friends!

Welcome back to #Deepthoughts

Quote6

“Life is unpredictable. Whatever you want to do, do it now, don’t wait for tomorrow. You never know either you get the chance to fulfil it or not.”

#deepikawrites

Regards & Gratitude,

Deepika