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This ofcourse is my first award nomination and I would like to thank Advita for this opportunity. Thank-you for believing in me.
11 facts about me:
1) My name is Bhumika.
2) I have a HUGE family.
3) I love travelling and reading.
4) One of my dreams is to live in London as a graduate of LSE. (Well too far for me I know but, they say wish for the stars and you will reach the moon atleast)🙄😛
5) I am a fan of detective and suspense novels. The stranger trilogy, Rushed and the last safe place are my particular favourites)
6) I am a techno freak.
7) I am a huge huge fan of FRIENDS series. I am in love with all the characters in there.
8) I am a person who doesn’t get engaged too easily but when I make u my friend, I will make sure you are happy always.
9) I am allergic to marriages. (Yeah, i have my own reasons🙄)
10) I am a kind of feminist, and hate stereotypes. So beware of falling into a debate with me on this topic.
11) And ofcourse I love debating.
Now here are the answers to Advita’s questions:
(Also this is the link to his amazing blog:
1) Do you believe in God?
A: No, I don’t specifically believe in God but my theory is that there’s something, a natural thing, that drives the universe or makes things happen. But I don’t think it’s appropriate to name it God.
2) One thing that you find most fascinating?
A: I am the most fascinated by the sky and stars. I can keep staring at them for hours.
3) What is your favourite colour?
A: My favourite colour is blue. The best reason is the sky and sea waves.
4) What is life according to you?
A: Life, according to me is a celebration of all the human emotions.
5)How would you define yourself in one word?
6)What do you feel can change this world?
A: Youth. There’s nothing so strong as young fresh minds of the world.
7) How do you define love?
A: For me loving someone is caring for them and the truest love is that of a mother and her child or a father and his daughter.
8) Which is your favourite book?
A: From all that I have read so far, the one that kept a hold on me till the end was “The last safe place”.
9) What is your favourite holiday destination?
A: I do not have a particular place in mind but it has to have a beach.
10) When do you get the most writing done? Day or night?
A: I mostly do it at night, because it’s calm and refreshing.
11) Which is your favorait quote?
A: ” I love to do things that people say I cannot do.”
Here are the rules for the Liebster Award, in case you don’t know what to do
(I didn’t know them myself)
1) Thank the blog who nominated you and link back to them.
2) Make a blog post telling 11 facts about you,
3) Answer the 11 questions from the blog who nominated you, and
4) Prepare 11 questions for those you will nominate.
5) Nominate 11 new bloggers (those who have less than 200 followers) by commenting in one of their blog posts.
Now here are the eleven questions for all those nominated by me:
1) What are the changes that you are expecting in the society in coming 20 years?
2) Define yourself in one word
3) Which is your favorait animal and why?
4) Why do you write?
5) What’s your worst nightmare?
6) What would you prefer, having your own child or adoption?
7) What is your inspiration?
8) State your life goal and your reason to choose it.
9) Which is your all time favourite book?
10) What is the most disgusting fact you have came across ever?
11) What are your views on gender equality in India?
Once again thank you so very much Advita for this nomination, also thank-you to my readers and followers and all those who accept my nominations.
My dad is engaged with social work. There’s a foundation called “Paramhans Swami Lilashah Foundation” which helps the poor and needy people for improving their standard of living. This foundation helps people in every way it can. It raises funds from the richer sections and passes on to the poor in the form they need. They provide children with books and school fees and also food grains to families every month.
So tonight, dad asked me to come with him to visit one of these people and give them money. Dad described them on the way.
This family had 7 members in all. A husband who recently was detected with throat cancer, a wife who was busy to keep the whole family together and meet ends, 4 daughters and a son.
The father woke up at 4:30 in the morning. Gets ready to catch the 6 AM local train to Rajkot and reaches there at 8:30. He has appointment with local doctors who offer free treatments under some Government schemes. The treatment is free but the transportation charges take almost 30% of their income.
So they had asked for Rs. 3000 from the foundation. When we went there today to give them the pay, the wife was not home. She took her daughter who was 19 to Ahmedabad. Recently the daughter suffered from a chronic elbow pain in one of her hands and couldn’t bear it. The doctors in this small town couldn’t detect what was wrong.
When we gave them the money, they thanked us and said that they were so much in need of that amount. It was the first time I had been in this work. I had a look around their house, the ceiling was falling apart and the the plasters were ripped off. I tried to talk to the youngest of daughters. She said she had just passed her 10th class with good grades and was willing to do something in science stream. This was something amazing.
I came home and I had to share this with everyone who has time to read this. All I know is that I am always complaining about stuff I don’t have to my dad and mom. But looking down at someone, makes me feel more vulnerable. I think everyone in this world deserves a healthy and happy life style.
Today I feel much more greatful for my belongings than I ever in my life have. I just pray for all the souls in need out there and hope to help them in my best possible ways.
Hope that you are back to your routine and working efficiently, as always.
You must wonder why I am writing this to you after 3 months of breaking up so badly. And on top of it, a letter, when I can mail or simply text you anytime. But I hope you will find your answers in this letter.
I just wanted to tell you that I lied to you and that this letter is an apology. An apology for telling all those harsh words. And I lied to you when I said that I didn’t love you anymore. You were the most amazing thing that ever happened to me.
I still remember 8th of March, you were in your red and black dress. I confessed my feelings and you said yes. And all three years that we have spent together. Your smile, it feels like heaven to see you smile every time. And I love to tease you. And you look so cute when you are angry, and also when you cry. Sometimes I don’t know whether to let you cry of stop you. And you know you are so short, and that’s so cute. Your eyes are the best part of your face. They can never hide anything from me. Not even the surprises you planned for me. But I hate them when they cry because every tear is so precious.
I never imagined I would get so lucky to have you in my life. Not to mention that you were my crush for a year till I finally confessed. All those moments I spent with you were the best ones of my life and I never ever wanted to dump you the way I did.
I just wanted to confess something before I go away.
Two days before I broke up with you, I came to know that I was on the final stage of my Lung Cancer. I know you always told me not to smoke. I tried my best. But I did smoke when you were not around. That is the second lie. I could not quit smoking even after all if your efforts and I know I failed you.
I did not want you to see me dying. I did not want to trouble you and above all I didn’t want to see your tears.
You will find this letter after my death. Please forgive me for all I have done wrong and please don’t hate me, that’s all I want.
P.S.- I love you and want you to be the happiest girl on this planet.
Do you know how it feels when you are under the water and cannot get out. You struggle for breath but all you get is water and you try so hard to get above it but then you realize that you are tied with a big rock that won’t allow you to get to the surface.
Being underwater can be beautiful but the longer you stay the harder it gets to come through.
Same is the case with relationships. And by relationships I do not only mean the lovers but friends and family as well. It is so much suffocating to know that inspite of having a group of friends and a great family, no one understands you.
Being alone is hard. You feel like you should go to people who are not your friends any more. You don’t get respect there but only reason you would want to go to them is because you are desparate. Being alone has made you desparate.
Being in a relationship that you know is never going to work out is suffocating. Crying on little fights and wondering why are you still with him. But it’s too late now you think. You can’t break up now. But sometimes you just have to let go. Again not easy ofcourse but it gives so much of relief. Feels like you finally beat that rock and came above the surface breathing fresh air.
She knew that her body was giving up but she had to do this for her children.
Alana was a fighter. She faught everyday. Knowing that your husband doesn’t earn well is not an easy fact to digest. But she had always been a supporter. She earned too. However she had a lot of responsibilities.
Woke up at 5 everyday and started cleaning of house. Her mother in law used to wake up at 6 and then her husband and father in law. She had two daughters.
When she married Jamie, she knew it won’t be easy for a foreigner like her to adjust in a typically Indian family. But all through 29 years of her married life, she kept on trying.
Her in-laws were not easy to live with but she made them love her. She had learnt hard work from her dad and was ready to work anytime she was asked.
But now, she was 52 and her body had started giving up. She went for a job in the morning and gave tuitions in the evening. Her boss gave her a hard time as well but she never gave up.
One fine day, finally a miracle happened. Her elder daughter got a great job. Even in the times of financial crises her mother had let her study all she wanted. Alana sent her to the finest schools and universities. And all that hard work now gave them the fruits.
Her daughter came to her and said, “Mother, finally it’s time for you to retire. Finally, the days of our struggle have ended and you don’t need to work anymore. I will take care of our family just the way you have so far. Now it’s time that my struggle began.”
She was racing through the bushes, bruising her legs and arms. It was all dark, but she knew her way. She ran as fast as her legs could take her. Someone was following her. Trying to seize her. The thought of being caught was suffocating her and it made her mind and legs go numb. The more she thought of being caught, the slower she got. The shadow following her was now getting closer. She tried to run faster but all she could think of was getting caught. The stranger’s hands touched her and her whole body shivered and went numb. And her eyes caught the daylight. She sat up on the bed with a jerk. She had woken up from a nightmare.