Saturday, April 30, 2016

Z - Zero Hate, Only Love #AtoZChallenge






“Of course, Art will be my first love,” he winked.
Her faced turned ashen but she smiled.
 “From now on Zero hate, Zero Fight, Zero misunderstandings but only Love!” They both hugged each other.
“So, me or Art?” she asked, jokingly.

“Art!” he said and tears rolled down her cheeks.
“Hey, I’m kidding, Not Art but you,” he said. She smiled.
Their lips locked.

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So days of togetherness has finally arrived for them.  So what do you think about the entire series?

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Y - You ,Me, Us #AtoZChallenge





Bygone days are bygone,” he said, “Promise me that days from now would be full of happiness and mirth!”
“Yes, my love for you has just increased exponentially!” she declared, “No device or instrument can measure my love for you.”
He smiled.
“You, me, Us forever!,” he said.

“So what about the Art?” she asked curiously.
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So why is she now  asking about his art? Something fishy? We are nearing to Z and at this moment of time, why talking is she talking about something that served as a primary reason for their break up earlier? 

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

How much is the cost of miracle?

How much is the cost of miracle?

Last night my blogger friend Simardeep Singh send me a message that I found worth sharing. You all should read this. I don't know the source for this story but if you come across them do let me know, I will link to that URL. This story touched me.

Miracles do happen!
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An eight year old child heard her parents talking about her little brother. All she knew was that he was very sick and they had no money left. They were moving to a smaller house because they could not afford to stay in the present house after paying the doctor's bills. Only a very costly surgery could save him now and there was no one to loan them the money.

When she heard her daddy say to her tearful mother with whispered desperation, 'Only a miracle can save him now', the little girl went to her bedroom and pulled her piggy bank from its hiding place in the closet. She poured all the change out on the floor and counted it carefully.

Clutching the precious piggy bank tightly, she slipped out the back door and made her way six blocks to the local drugstore. She took a quarter from her bank and placed it on the glass counter.

"And what do you want?" asked the pharmacist.

"It's for my little brother," the girl answered back. "He's really very sick and I want to buy a miracle."

"I beg your pardon?" said the pharmacist.

"His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my daddy says only a miracle can save him. So how much does a miracle cost?"

"We don't sell miracles here, child. I'm sorry," the pharmacist said, smiling sadly at the little girl.

"Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I can try and get some more. Just tell me how much it costs."

In the shop was a well-dressed customer. He stooped down and asked the little girl, "What kind of a miracle does you brother need?"

"I don't know," she replied with her eyes welling up. "He's really sick and mommy says he needs an operation. But my daddy can't pay for it, so I have brought my savings".

"How much do you have?" asked the man.

"One dollar and eleven cents; but I can try and get some more", she answered barely audibly.

"Well, what a coincidence," smiled the man, "A dollar and eleven cents - the exact price of a miracle for little brothers."

He took her money in one hand and held her hand with the other. He said, "Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let's see if I have the kind of miracle you need."

That well-dressed man was Dr Carlton Armstrong, a neurosurgeon. The operation was completed without charge and it wasn't long before Andrew was home again and doing well.

"That surgery," her mom whispered, "was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost."

The little girl smiled. She knew exactly how much the miracle cost ... one dollar and eleven cents + the faith of a little child.

Perseverance can make miracles happen! Miracle can come in various forms - as a doctor, as a lawyer, as a teacher, as a police, as a friend, as a stranger and many others..

A river cuts the rock not because of its power, but because of its consistency.

X - Love is not a Xmas tree #AtoZChallenge



“Love is not like a Xmas tree,” he said, “Love is forever. It’s not like a Xmas tree that’s decorated only once in a year. Love is something special. It should be celebrated every day, every single day.” He added.
“Wow, I’m impressed, you are great!” she said.

“Greatness is earned, no?” he confirmed.
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So , after all, Greatness is earned and not self-proclaimed. DO you also think the same? What do you think? Write in the comment section. You thoughts? 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

W - We love us #AtoZChallenge





“You never forgive people whom you love,” he said.
“We love us!”  He said and planted a kiss on her cheek.
“To know what’s running in my mind you should step into my shoes,” he said,” and you will understand everything.”
“I can’t afford to lose you again.” She replied.
“It’s not a Xmas tree,” he said.

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So , from where did the Xmas tree come here? What do you think ? Why did he bring the Xmas tree here? And what he wants to convey to her. Write in the comment section what you think about  this bit? 
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

V - Women are from Venus #AtoZChallenge




 “Women are from Venus.” He said.
“Relationship survives on trust and when trust ceases to exist then everything goes for a toss.”  He said, “Men and Women should understand each other.”
“I love you and care for you.”
“Really?  So did you forgive me?” she asked.
“No,” he said, brusquely.

“Oh why now?” she asked curiously.
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Do you think he really meant it? Why would he not forgive her now? Write in the comment section what you think about this?

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Monday, April 25, 2016

U - Us again, Us always #AtoZChallenge





They met at a local restaurant. She was eagerly waiting for his reply.
“Hey dear!” she said.
“Hello,” He maintained a poker face throughout.
His reaction didn’t amuse her.
“I don’t know how to react and what to say!” he started.
She remained stunned. She displayed a sad face.

“But yes, I prefer Us again, Us always,” he winked.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

The sudden demise of SMS Text messaging? Did you expect this?

Ab initio, communication serves as a medium  of connection. Man made technology and technology gave birth to many exciting things that only facilitated  and helped him.  The Internet and electronic gadgets didn't make an early entry in the Indian market. Most of the outstanding and exciting technological inventions in the form of application software and programs made much fuss in the western countries like the United States, European Union and some of them in Japan, China, and Korea where companies like Fujifilm, Nokia, Samsung, Apple sowed new seeds and reaped great success. India was the late entrant in this field. With the advancement of technology and internet in the early 2000's in India, mobile technology gained an impetus and thus, we saw Mobile players like Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung entering India.  Nokia dominated the Indian market, thus creating a  strong base among users who were fond of  mobile phones that provided basic functionalities such as calls and SMS text   messaging. Cellular calls and SMS text messaging indeed was a boon to the Indian market and its customers. Telecom players like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Reliance and others competed with each other, eventually slashing calls rates and SMS rates so as to attract new customers and retaining existing customers. The one who failed to do so saw their customers migrating  to other mobile providers.   Today we would be talking about the SMS text messaging feature that once ruled the world.  

I  remember  how I and few of my friends used to talk via text messages especially during the night during the late 2000's and the early 2010s. That was a good way to connect with friends. Not just friends, everyone used to send SMS greetings during festive seasons and it served as a channel for communication. This was much before the days of Instant Messaging where mobile applications like Whatsapp, Line, Facebook Messenger, Hike etc  didn't debut. I remember talking to my friends Harnett and Sarah through text messages. There used to be a hi, hello message every morning and reading messages from our loved ones would drag a smile on our face. Telecom companies were testing the 3G services then and at that phase the call rates were high and internet packs cost bombs. So naturally customers preferred recharging their mobile phones with SMS packs. Initially , the SMS pack used to cost more but telecom companies played smart as they came to know about the demands of mobile internet. But they even knew that it was expensive. At the same time,  they had to retain their SMS service users. 10000 SMS's that once used to cost Rs 200 or 150 were provided for Rs 50. That was a smart idea but eventually  as 3G and 4G came into the picture , the entire scenario changed .  This was a crucial phase  of Mobile Internet in India. It was  2011 and with the entry of Instant messaging applications, there was a unique trend observed with Users migrating to Whatsapp. Whatsapp could be seen as a key factor for the sudden demise of SMS text messaging. I could say this  from my personal experience. Those were the young days of  work and Internet packs used to cost around Rs. 400 and 10000 SMS message packs used to cost Rs. 50.  But as the telecom giants kept on slashing the data rates, customers like me gained benefits eventually leading to the death of text messaging. It was observed that in 2010, an Indian send an average of 75 SMS per day that got reduced to 10 in 2014 and as per the latest news, it has got reduced to 2. I highly doubt in the due course,  mobile phones would discontinue the SMS text messaging feature. But the chances seem slim. Airtel faced the heat when it failed to retain its SMS user but at the same time, a good hike in the number of Internet users  proved good for them. Same is the case for Idea Cellular and Vodafone. 

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The emergence of the internet and instant messaging apps have proved to be a great threat to the telecom companies  as most users are found to use the call features available on the messengers instead of the mobile phone network. Thus, the revenue generated from these sources have reduced drastically. The Telecom companies are now facing the heat. It is predicted that SMS users will fall drastically in the upcoming days and even voice call will face the heat. Telecom companies will have to play smart and try something new in order to survive. Survival of the fittest is the need of the hour.  These days my phone inbox is filled with spam messages and promotional text messages, nothing fruitful.  Text messaging once ruled the world but I am afraid that the scenario has changed now.  

Tell me about your experience with text messaging. Did you belong to the species of people who got message packs activated every month? How text messages do you used to send every day? What's your views about this sudden death of SMS text messaging? 
Is it the war between SMS vs Instant Messaging? 

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T - Talk to me once more #AtoZChallenge



 “Talk to me once again,” she texted again.
 Sooner he called her.
“Hey dear, how are you?” she said.
“How does it matter?” He said.
“Oh! I miss you and can’t live without you,” she added.
“Okay!” he replied.
“Do you feel the same, tell me?” She asked, curiously.

“Will tell you my decision tomorrow, Okay?” he said.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

S - Sorry, can't get over you! #AtoZChallenge



“Sorry can’t get over you,” she texted again.

He deleted her text message and listened to his favourite music. Initially, he was tired of convincing her but she had blatantly refused to give him a second chance.

He clearly ignored her.
At the same time, his phone rang. He disconnected it.

His phone beeped with another SMS.


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What did she text him now? Guess ? Do you think he should forgive her? Even as a reader you were  not happy with her tantrums. So what you think? Should he give her a second chance? She seems to have been missing him and desperately wants to get back to him. So, write your views on the comment section.


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