Pretty Girls Don’t Get Less Than A Hundred Likes On Their Selfie

We need to remind ourselves every now and then that Likes don’t define us! Must read! ❤

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I thought I was depressed because of social media.

I posted a picture of myself on Instagram and five minutes later, I deleted it, because nobody liked it. I thought I looked pretty in it. I genuinely loved the picture, but in a span of five minutes, I decided I didn’t like it anymore, because nobody else did.

Two weeks later I posted it again with a stronger filter and increased the brightness, and I got 57 likes, and I felt good again, but then an overwhelming feeling of disappointment washed over me. I liked the first picture better, so why didn’t I keep it up?

It’s because I define my worth by how many likes I get on a picture or a post, and the realization of that fact actually causes my stomach to flop.

We’re the generation of social media. We all have four core social media accounts…

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Andy Seliverstoff’s Mini Humans and Big Dogs Will Make You Smile

Cutesy ^_^ This made my day.

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Photographer Andy Seliverstoff has a really fun series of photos showcasing small children with their huge dog companions.  Via MyModernMet:

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Paper Place

Check this out from Moss and Fog…this is damn cool! *Still Amazed*

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Charles Young is a patient, steadfast artist, and his series of architectural paper structures is growing, day by day. Dedicated to producing something new everyday, his miniature paper city, dubbed Paperholm, is now over 600 structures strong, many of them with moving parts. Via Colossal:

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Bits…of the whole

Bits; pieces; chunks; torn from the whole.

 

A piece of cake,

A page from a book,

A tissue paper torn in half…scribbles all over it.

 

A spoon of porridge from your bowl,

The faint humming of the songs you sing,

The things you mumble under you breath,

The hint of shy smile at the corner of your lips.

 

 

A piece of the entire – so much more than full.

 

Image credits: Priyesh Jain or Kavya Pandey (Sorry, I don’t remember distinctly) 🙂

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The other day I was out with a friend and we were sort of reminiscing about our school days….laughing over random memories. In the course of our discussion, he mentioned the name of a long lost friend of mine. It was as if I had completely forgotten about him all this while. The mention of his name instantly brought back a swirl of memories! We were such good friends in primary school and now it had been ages since I had last seen him. I wrote down his phone number and decided I would get in touch..and so I did!

I texted him the next morning..and we had a casual chat…who is doing what and similar kind of stuff. It felt so nice, talking to him again…it was like visiting my past. Just before I said bye he said something to me….and it made my day! He told me ” I was having a bad day,talking to you somewhat made it a little better” All I could say was that, I am glad I could help. Little did he know that he made my day as well. 

Sometimes it takes very little to brighten up someones day! You might not even know that you made someone smile. Making others happy and bringing a smile on their face somehow makes you happier! 🙂

SEHEJ PALON KI KAHANI: ZINDAGI

Zindagi…..
Yunhi daudte bhaagte kat jaegi ye zindagi
Aaj main hun
Tu hai
Kuch pal hai
Kyun na inn palon ko tu jee le
Ya fir bus yunhi jeena seekh le
Har din hoti hai ek nayi subha
Kyun na tu kar de apne gamo ko vida
Har pal mein hai thodi zindagi
Zara zara kar jeeta ja
Har lamhe mein hasin yaadein sanjhota ja
Hain musafir hum sab yahan
Kahege ek din ek duje ko alvida
Usse pehle kyun na thoda muskura lein
Aa milke zara khilkhila lein
Kehte hai kuch kho jaane par hi uski kimat ka ehsaas hota hai
Kyun na kiya,kyun na jiya….ye afsos fir  hota hai
Aaj tu hai yahan..
Tera aaj hai yahan
Apne sapno ko jeeta ja
Har lamhe mein zindagi ke moti pirota ja!
Yahan ant hai nishchit  sabka
Bus..kya kiya,kaise jiya
Se badal jaate hai zindagi ke maaene
To kyun na fir kuch aise jiyein
Ki saanse ginte samay jab palat kar dekhein
To nazar aaein vo saare pal
Hanste roote jo saath bitae thae
Par ant mein muskurahatein hi samet le aae thae
Zindagi ke safar mein
Hanso,muskurao…
Jee lo jab tak ho yahan!
kuch sehej palon ki kahani

Yahi to hai zindagi!

ASSAIL ON HUMANITY

“WE TARGETED SCHOOL BECAUSE ARMY TARGETS OUR FAMILIES.WE WANT THEM TO FEEL OUR PAIN.”
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind! Said Gandhi. The unfortunate and heartbreaking event in Peshwar yesterday, has forced us to think. In which direction is humankind moving and what are we creating for our children. A world that knows no humanity, no compassion and no kindness!
Strolling in my garden yesterday, when I heard of this news, I was heartbroken and stood there in utter shock, it left me numb. For a moment there, it did not matter if I am an Indian or a Pakistani and my heart wailed when I heard the number of innocent lives taken. An innocent 14 year old said, his teacher was shot and burned alive in front of him and the Talibani then shouted with pride “God is great!” .I wonder which religion drives him to commit such atrocious and inhuman acts. Islam doesn’t encourage such unspeakable brutality nor does any other religion in my knowledge. Expecting people with such degree of callousness to undergo a change of heart is a useless thought to set our hopes upon. In times of such pain, simply giving out deceitful statements would do no good. It may bring temporary consolation but it would do nothing to cease such acts of unspeakable horror. What we need at present is a total political boycott of such terrorist organizations. We will not be able to put an end to terrorism if the most powerful people in our countries don’t stop using them to score over one another. We need to unite and fight as one against such evil. Getting used to such pain is not even an option, it is high time we fight back these bastards and restore peace and love in our lives.
I urge the people who hold power, to get up and actually act upon the situation before it is too late.

It takes me back to the Talibani attack on the young Malala Yousafzai, when she bravely stood up to advocate for girls’ education. We as individuals should make every possible effort to restore peace and I am sure we will be successful the day our Leaders become as brave as we are. I am sure an unflinching determination to fight terrorism will not prove to be futile.

SMILE WORKS MAGIC!

Sometimes, people touch your life in ways unknown. It is all so regular and then, there is a moment, You are touched! It is so much like magic. It leaves behind a beautiful feeling of kindness. I fathomed out the beauty of the phrase ‘smile at a stranger’, when I happened to receive it myself and take my words, it has an impact beyond imagination. It can simply brighten up someone’s day and all you had to do was smile.
It was a gloomy, hot evening. After a long day at college and with all the clutter around, life didn’t seem to be that great. On my way home, I just stopped by kathi to grab a bite. It was hot and I was all messed up! And duh! I spilled ketchup all over. My day just seemed to worsen and worsen as every minute passed. Irritated I got up to grab some tissues and Wonderful!  I could neither find any tissue nor any help. I was about to burst at the poor vendor when all of a sudden a guy standing nearby pushed a bunch of tissues towards me. I looked up and he pleasantly smiled at me. It was then that I realized that he had been strolling around the place for a while. I looked at him and smiled. All my anger faded away somehow.

Maybe people are right when they say that sometimes a smile, a little kindness is all that one needs.