A poem about a river in Goa, India – the Mandovi. Brought to life by a 6th grade student. Lovely read!

Talent On Legs

 Mandovi By Nilay Jitendra Adkonkar

I look at her everyday,

But to describe her, there’s no way.

Overwhelmed by her dying beauty,

I bow down to her and scream: 

We are all alive. 

The sound of waves,

The perennial flow, 

Holding a treasure within herself,

Giving life to many,

Sometimes restless.

Sometimes calm and cold.

Beautified by plants and birds.

Coming to life at the crack of dawn.

Dressed with sliver ornaments in the moonlight,

Changed to golden in the evening. 

At places she is called Mhadei,

And at places she is called Mandovi. 

We are all alive,

Because she is alive.

But for how long? 

AboutNilay Adkonkar:

Nilay is a class 6 student at Sunshine Worldwide School. He loves writing, reading, football and everything about space. When asked, ‘what do you want to do when you grow up?’ Nilay hopped with joy at the very thought of his…

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How to Make Friends and Be an Influencer!


Have trouble socialising? Want to be more influential and liked by others? Well, now you can!

You might think that being sociable and likeable is just an inborn thing. Oh, you know, only extroverts know all of that stuff…

Well, you’re wrong!

Socialising and getting people to like you is as much a skill as any!

Sure, some people may be more gifted. Some get the hang of it sooner…

But that doesn’t mean you can’t pick it up yourself!

So stick with me and I’ll teach you the basic principles for making friends and being an influencer liked by all!

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5 Reasons You Need to Start Creating Today!

Create Today!

Have you ever had a cool idea but were too afraid to express it? Maybe it would be called stupid. Maybe nobody would relate to it or like it?

These fears are normal, of course, and can sometimes come true. But regardless, I think that if you have an idea, you need to express it! (Whether personally or to the public)

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Your Content Is Like Your Child… Let It Shine on Its Own!

Progress Over Perfection

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As creatives, we tend to treat our work like our child. We nurture it the best we can and hope that it does well. But sometimes, we nurture it excessively and don’t let it shine on its own. We fear that the effort we put in may not be enough and our child may not be at its best. So we keep trying to make it better.

Does this sound like something you do? Well, I can totally relate. I experience that a lot of times. In fact, I’ve been going through that a lot recently, which is why I haven’t been posting as frequently as I used to.

So I thought I’d just whip open the editor and start hitting the keys till I produced another successful child for you guys. But before I was able to do that, I faced crippling thoughts about how the time needed to be right and my article needed to be great, etc. And that stopped me from even getting started.

But even once you begin, you’re faced with the Procrastination Monster that holds you back from completing your projects. And this big fella is controlled by a persistent tamer called Your Inner Critic. You know, that voice that critiques you about every little thing and settles for nothing less than perfection.

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Let Death Inspire You

Steve Jobs

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.

Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. 

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

– Steve Jobs

I came across this quote in a video talking about self-transformation. I’ve been a bit inactive on the blog because I’ve been trying to figure stuff out.

In the process, I found myself wondering about how I can develop myself further and this quote gave me an interesting perspective.

Fears and pride hold us back from pursuing our truest potential. But if we take a step back and look at the nature of life, we’ll realise how transient it really is.

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5 Effortless Yet ‘Metamorphic’ Life Hacks

Make your life easier with these simple but effective hacks! Spoon can opener, anti-slip slippers, airtight zipper bag hack, and more!

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Have you ever wondered if your life would ever see a radical transformation from the usual to extraordinary? Or at least to something better than it currently is? Well, here are 5 life hacks that everyone should know if they want their ordinary life to transform into an extraordinary one.

1. In our lives we have had millions of experiences, both positive and negative. One almost inevitable one has to be having fallen at home as the floor was too slippery because our trusty slippers decided they did not want to give you a good grip. A hot glue gun that can be purchased at a stationery near you can save your bones from being damaged or even broken. All you need to do is to put zig-zag lines on the back of your slippers and wait for it to dry. A simple lifesaver.


2. Often, eating potato chips is…

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