Writer, Singer and Digital Marketing Consultant

Whatever is in the fate, is bound to happen. There are incidents in human life that make one think, “how did this happen?” It may have happened to you too. You could have met with an accident and escaped miraculously. But how about a dog bite right after a serious accident, you just escaped? Surprising? Read on.the_peanuts_cinema_2015-wallpaper-1366x768

A young college girl Adona leaves for her MBA (Masters in Business Administration) classes on a Monday afternoon. The day was bright with sun shining at its peak. Adona goes to college in her regular cab and her driver Harry has often been warned by her for his rash driving. She leaves home for her MBA classes at 12 noon. On seeing a confectionery shop she exclaims! Adona tells Harry, “Harry, please stop the cab. I need to buy some wafers and fruit drink for myself.” Harry stops the cab as per her instruction. Adona goes to the confectionery shop and buys a packet of wafers and a mango fruit drink for herself. She quickly pays the money to the shopkeeper and sits in the cab with the eatables. Adona starts consuming her pack of wafers and fruit drink on the way to the college. Potato wafers are her favorite and she often bought wafers and fruit drink from the same shop on her way to college.

The journey continues as usual. Adona’s college is 20 kilometers away from her home. It should ideally take 30 minutes to reach her college, but thanks to her cab driver Harry, she reaches the college in only about 15 minutes. Adona has often discussed this with her family telling them “Someday Harry will put me into trouble for his rash driving. I have warned him on multiple occasions, but no use.” Few weeks back, Adona had literally warned Harry for his rash driving on her way to home after attending her MBA classes. Adona told Harry, “Harry, you cannot drive so fast here. You need to respect my safety. I fear someday I can meet with an accident since you may not have control on the cab due to high speed.” Harry responds to Adona saying, “Don’t worry Adona. Nothing will happen.”

It is June 1, 2008. On this day too, Harry continues with his over speeding as he finds it exciting to use high speed to overtake all cabs and even buses on the way. Adona has her earphones on and she enjoys her favorite music tracks on Spotify as she glances through her notes for the class. She pulls the window glasses down as she thinks the sun is bright and the wind is great. The cab reaches the city area where her learning center is located. The learning center for her MBA classes is located in the city center area which is one of the busiest streets in the city, always flooded with traffic jams and people who are busy shopping or doing business.

As the cab proceeds towards the T-point, Adona sees a speeding car heading for a head on collision with the cab. Adona senses that she is about to be hit by a serious head on collision with the cab and it cannot be avoided. Adona remembers her family and she is afraid that she may not be able to see her family members again. Adona’s heart almost starts sinking as the cab collides with the other cab head on and the car overturns. Adona closes her eyes as the cabs collide and she finds herself landed on the busy street with her belongings scattered on the road including her spectacles lying on the ground. Adona was so scared about the accident and her remote chances of survival that she does not utter a word. She could not even scream at Harry to apply the brakes. Seconds after the collision, Adona is lying in a sub-conscious state on the street crossing.

As Adona gains consciousness, a young boy approaches her and helps her collecting her spectacles, books and bag. People gather on the street and ask Adona, “Are you fine?” Adona is still under shock. She replies after a pause, “Yes, I am fine.” Adona is relieved that she is safe and it is a miracle that she survived.

Adona feels a little cramp in her legs and had to make some effort to stand up again. As Adona is about to get up, a street dog comes running and barks at her. Before Adona or others could do anything, the dog comes near her and takes away the wafer packet and the juice packet with it. Adona feels that it has bitten her. The dog was attracted to the empty juice box and the packet of wafers that Adona had bought on her way to the college. Spectators assure Adona that it is a known dog and it did not harm her. But Adona has a strong belief that the dog did bite her.

Adona had luckily fallen outside the cab window and thus escaped the accident with minimal injuries. The cab driver is injured to a great extent and is rushed to the hospital. Adona calls her parents and tells them, “Mom, I met with an accident. I am fine, but I suspect a dog bite. So I am going to the hospital.” Her mother replies, “You met with an accident and you suspect a dog bite… Huh?” Adona tells her, “Mom, it is a long story… I will tell you later…” Adona visits the hospital and is treated for her minor injuries. However, Adona is more concerned about the suspected dog bite.

When Adona tells her physician about the incident, he asks her, “Adona… are you serious? You mean you met with an accident and a street dog bite you at that moment?” Adona nods her head smilingly and tells him, “Yes, doctor… I suspect a dog bite…” The doctor examines her leg and does not find any traces of a dog bite. On a precautionary note, she is given anti-rabies injections.

Six years have passed since this incident took place. Adona is today a young woman who is a senior manager in a multinational corporation (MNC). She still recollects this incident and cannot stop laughing thinking about the timing of the dog bite. She has told this funny incident to many of her friends and relatives who cannot stop laughing at the co-incidence of the suspected dog bite and the accident. Nevertheless, Harry started driving safely after this incident as his cab was almost damaged and he then understood the importance of driving safely.

This incident is an indicator of fate and the concept in the philosophy that “what is going to happen will happen and you cannot escape it.” The incident is also unique due to the happy ending that no one lost his life during the fatal accident including Adona and drivers of both colliding cabs. The dog which bit Adona is also healthy and fine after enjoying leftover potato wafers and mango juice. It is good to say, “All is well that ends well…”

बड़े दिनों बाद आज कुछ लिखने का मौका मिला है| खुद का काम (बिज़नेस विमन) होना कोई आसान बात नहीं है| नौकरी में आपकी एक हद तक ज़िम्मेवारी होती है, पर आपके अपने काम में आप खुद के मालिक हो| कहने पढ़ने में बहुत अच्छा लगता है, किन्तु भारत में एंटरप्रेनर होना अपने आप में दम रखता है| मैं यहाँ अपनी तारीफों के पुल नहीं बांधना चाहती, केवल कुछ लिखने का प्रयास कर रही हूँ|

अगर आप भी मेरी तरह अपना काम करना चाहते हैं तो शायद ये लेख आपके काम आये| चाहे आप फ्रीलेन्सर की तरह काम करें या अपनी दुकान खोलें, कुछ बातों का ध्यान अवश्य रखें:
१। आप क्या समान बेचेंगे? अगर आप लेखक या कलाकार हैं, तो कला बेचेंगे (सर्विस देंगे)| अगर आप दुखानदार हैं, तो समान बेचेंगे, किन्तु क्या?
२। आपका ग्राहक कौन है? कौन आपका समान खरीदेगा?
३। आपका द्राहक कहाँ है? वो आप तक कैसे या आप उस तक कैसे पहुंचेंगे?
अगर आपने उपर के तीन प्रश्नों का हाल ढूंढ लिया है तो आपका आधा काम हो गया|
बाकी आपकी कार्य कुशलता पर निर्भर करेगा| अगर आप आपने काम में सक्षम हैं, तो आपको कमियाबी अवश्य मिलेगी|
यह लेख पढ़ने के लिये बहुत धन्यवाद| कृपया अपनी प्रतिक्रिया दें (कॉमेंट या फीडबॅक दें )|
-अनुष्का सूरी
English translated version of the article for you:
I have got a chance to write something after so many days. It is not easy to run one’s own business or service or it is not easy being a business woman. In job, your responsibility has a boundary, but in Entreprenuership, you run the entire show. It looks nice to say and read that you are an entrepreneur, but it takes guts to be an entrepreneur in India. I do not want to praise myself through this writing, it is my attempt to express my thoughts.
If you too want to run your own business, then this article may help you. Whether you work as a freelancer or you run your own shop, please take care of few things:
1. What will you sell? If you are a writer or an artist, you will sell your talent or service. But if you are a shopkeeper, what articles will you sell?
2. Who is your customer? Who will buy your products?
3. Where is your customer? How will your customer reach you or how will you reach your customer?
If you have found answers to the above three questions, then half of your job is done.
The rest will depend on  your capability. If you are good at your job, you will definitely achieve success.
Thank you for reading this article. Please post your feedback as comments.
-Anushka Suri

Cookies with Tomato and Creme Toppings

I love experimenting with food and I am proud to share my favorite innovation -Salty cookies with toppings of tomato, milk cream and tomato sauce. It is my favorite late night snack and I have served this to many guests who have found the combination interesting!

Here is a formal recipe:

Ingredients: One Packet of Salted Cookies (Such as Monaco), Tomato, Tomato Sauce, Milk Cream

Procedure: Take a pack of Monaco Cookies and arrange the cookies evenly on a plate. Now pour a little cream on all the cookies. Next, cut slices of fresh tomato and arrange them on the cookies. Finally, add a drop of tomato sauce on each cookie and the dish is ready! Yes, it just takes 5 minutes to prepare this!

Precaution: You need to consume the dish within 15-20 minutes of preparation, else the cookies will melt with sauce.. But who will wait for that long? :)

Try it for yourself and enjoy!

If you are using Truecaller App on your Android phone, this information may come as a big surprise for you.

I downloaded and installed McAfree Antivirus (McAfee LiveSafe) on my Sony Xperia Android phone to ensure the safety of my critical data. Minutes after the installation, Mc Afee started scanning my phone for vulnerable applications. To my surprise the anti-virus program warned me about Truecaller app installed on my phone.

According to McAfee LiveSafe, Truecaller version 5.31 has an above average data exposure. The app knows your latitude and may send your data to a website. The app also reads your text messages. Truecaller knows about email account on your device and reads your phone number. Additionally, ad libraries associated with Truecaller know about your wireless carrier, and can also read your device ID (IMEI).

So, please ensure you know about the amount of data you are sharing through Android Apps.

My Beloved Mother

My mother

She was the best..

Her beautiful eyes..

Her unconditional love..

Her sweet voice..

Unforgettable memories..

Are with me

I love her

today and forever..

I am a poor coincoin

Rotating from one pocket to another

If it is a good or a bad deal

I cannot afford to bother

Beggars cherish me in their bowls

I am the thirst of many poor souls

Gone are the days

When happiness mattered

Today without me

All dreams seem shattered

Every country designs me

In her own hold

Some in silver

While others in gold

I am the one

About whom economists chat

When inflation is higher

Or growth seems flat

Who knows my destiny

Who knows my fate

I am the poor fellow

Whom many await

I am a symbol of wealth

Then why do I cry about my poor health

A long story, it is

A journey too fade

Since the time I have been

Since coins have been made

My excess boosts the ego

My deficiency causes vertigo

Where do I go

Whom do I have to blame on?

I feel and I believe

That the show must go on

May God bless us

May God bless all

May the rich and the poor

Share me on the same ball

It was a casual evening watching TimesNow Newshour where Amitabh Bacchan appeared with Arnab Goswamy for the promotion of the movie Shamitabh. I asked my dad if we could watch the movie at nearby Fun Cinemas and to my surprise he immediately agreed! I did not waste any time and quickly booked the tickets through bookmyshow.com. The total cost of Gold tickets (what was balcony ticket earlier) for two was INR 500 with an additional fee of INR 92 for internet. I decided to use payumoney for payments that saved me INR 75 on this transaction and paid INR 492 for the tickets! The time was set, 10:59 am on a Friday morning. The seats were pre-selected and we had a typical Punjabi breakfast with Gobhi paranthas and started for V3S Mall, Laxmi Nagar.

We went walking towards V3S Mall Fun Cinemas and exchanged the online printout for tickets at 10:30 am. The entry for the auditorium was opened at 10:40 am and at 10:50 am we were watching the trailers in the hall. The movie started at sharp 10:55am. It was a pleasure watching Amitabh Bachan with Dhanush and Antara. The movie was a bit technical in its description about the device and certain scenes such as adult scene post-interval could have been avoided. Overall, the movie was a great experience as it gave us 2.5 hours away from busy life and in front of a large screen.

The acting of all actors was superb! My dad enjoyed the movie and I believe my investment of INR 500 gave me high returns! I do not really bother much about the movie critic reviews. For me, Shamitabh is a winner.

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