I recently attempted to write a blog on growing safety concerns for women in India. It was part of a competition and although the deadline was just in 12 hours, I thought of challenging myself. I wrote a piece, but you all are the real judges.
I would be obliged if you click on the link, like it and leave a comment on how you like (or dislike) it.
🙂 It’s important to me, so please visit the like and LIKE it.
As the release date of a new book by Rashmi Bansal approaches, I am truly inspired, not just because her new book (Follow Every Rainbow) is about stories of 25 female entrepreneurs, but also because I finally see a direction to my dream.
Rashmi Bansal is a writer, entrepreneur and a youth expert. She is the author of four bestselling books on entrepreneurship – Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, Connect the Dots, I Have a Dream, and Poor Little Rich Slum.
After more than 140 posts on both my blogs and heaps of inspiration from fellow bloggers and friends, what gave me courage was stories of ordinary people taking risks to do what they genuinely love.
Enter inspiration number 2 – Amish Tripathi. Economic Times tells his story –
When Amish Tripathi finished writing The Immortals of Meluha three years back, he took it to virtually every publisher in the country. All of them rejected his work, the first of the Shiva trilogy, for reasons as varied as a book on gods would have no readership and that it would have no connect with youth. That’s when the alumnus of IIM Calcutta decided to do the next best thing: go back to his marketing textbooks and chart out a plan to publish and sell the book himself. Tripathi printed the first chapter and distributed it at all bookstores in a unique sampling initiative; alongside he got a movie trailer made for the book and uploaded it on YouTube. A year later, Tripathi published the second in the series, The Secret of the Nagas. Together, the two novels have sold over a million copies. And earlier this month, filmmaker Karan Johar bagged the rights to adapt The Immortals… for the big screen.
The qualities that I believe make for success are:
1) being pigheaded (believing in your story and way of writing when no one else will)
2) being ahead of your time (what you’ve written has not been seen before or done before)
3) being I-don’t-give-a-damn (I started doing this for fun, not to make serious money or a big career).
So, now I have a dream (publishing a book), I am a pighead (I believe I can do it), I am not sure if I am ahead of my time (everyone has an opinion now-a-days, will my opinion count?) and I don’t give a damn (I really enjoy writing, not for money but to make my thoughts reach the crowd)
P.S : I really like the idea of creating YouTube videos and distributing pamphlets for publicity – and mostly I’ll employ these.
P.P.S : Plz help me being one step closer to this dream – cast your vote!
Recently I learnt about idiosyncrasies of the fairer sex, since as early as 8th century!
If this habit started that long ago, nobody is to blame the jewel fanatic women of 21st century 😉
Plus, now with so many artificial alternatives, accessories can be designed to mimic that of any possible era, and its AFFORDABLE! 😀
Although these jewellery now form an extensive part of our history and an indispensable part of our museums, they precisely depict the fancy lifestyle of the Princesses! It would be ridiculous if we didn’t follow the footsteps of our past 😉
I have seen many jokes, newspapers and critics ranting about how tough is it to understand women! In my opinion, this mentality is because of the bad publicity women have gained over the years, Thanks to silver screen! Most stories evolve around numerous break-ups, link-ups, exaggerated family issues, extravagant life style and exuberant spending on oneself.
In a random order, here are the major points where a Real Woman differs from those predicted in T.V. series or movies
Don’t wear heels 24X7
Don’t indulge in meaningless shopping
Have household chores
Don’t have the time to gossip about men 12 hours in a day
Don’t always maintain a perfect figure
Have a bad-hair day
Don’t have patience or will to plot games against their enemies
Care about their friends and keep them for a lifetime
Don’t have real-actual-enemies
Read magazines to know about the latest happenings
Don’t hang out with their ex’s and behave as if nothing ever happened
Do read newspaper too
Don’t play games with men as if they’re emotionless toys
Indulge in creative activities
Don’t spent $500 on a pair of shoes
Do know about gadgets
Don’t look picture-perfect all the time
Know how to maintain decorum
Don’t wear make-up all day all night long
Are very intuitive
Don’t look so stunning after they wake up in the morning
Do know how to make sensible arguments
Don’t behave like teenagers in their 40’s
I have to say, a point here and there will vary for most women, but in general these difference increase the gap of fiction and reality.
If only certain realistic T.V shows come up who try to minimize this ever growing gap! *sigh*