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  • Personal

    One Odd Morning Out Of Many…

    It happened… One morning, she wakes up startled…with a strange feeling…probably…it was of emptiness…as if there is no purpose in her life…as if she is lost…she looks around…nothing excites her…nothing attracts her…as if nothing is worth… Bizarre…but it happened… She keeps sitting…blank…staring at zero…listening to the sounds…coming from the outside…slowly her inner voice starts functioning…she looks to her side…a bell rings…’you have ‘this’, your family’. She feels blood rushing in her veins…it reminds her of the duties…of necessities…slowly she moves back from the non-purpose to purpose…her heart kicks her inside…’move your bum…and get going‘. Half awake, she leaves the warmth of bed…walking unsteadily…just to cross the mirror… She turns to…

  • Parenting,  Personal

    Isn't Celebration An Exhibition Of Our Possessions?

    Few days back my daughter turned Five. She wanted to celebrate it huge, and I…I wanted it to be different!  Here, I admit, I like to try humanly yet unusual things, and absolutely love to get credit for my efforts…like most of you.😊 So after a lot of brainstorming, I stopped at one thought…about the very ‘in’ thing these days…i.e. Finding and visiting the nearest orphanage, and have a unique birthday celebration with the less fortunate children. This was obviously going to be different, but somehow, it didn’t get approval from the rational mind of mine. It did sound like very humane at first to gift a few joyful moments…

  • Humour,  Personal

    It's a 'Fast' Race To Moon

    No matter how much I tried to postpone, today evening I had to do the due…oh…I hope you guessed it …tomorrow is Karwachauth…a day when we, the Indian ladies (well not all Indian ladies) stay without food and water (till we see the Moon) to please the God so that he blesses our husbands with long life. Well, its nice and sweet till here but how do we explain that mindless shopping that goes on for days before the D day? I find it pointless. Whether the other person like your gift or not (which they mostly don’t 😋), the things are purchased just because you have to…not because you…

  • Personal

    Show Some Love (Indiblogger Award Nomination)

    Hey Pals, You have given extreme love and attention to AFTERGLOW which itself stands for a realization, a hope, a belief, and a promise.I just hope I have lived up to these core components of AFTERGLOW which not only adorn it, but also make this blog ALIVE. I want to thank all the followers, readers, viewers, (in the same order 😋😋), for making me believe that I CAN DO IT. 😁 I am still as enthusiastic about blogging as I was in the beginning, and that’s a good sign…you know why??? Cause I have a tendency to get bored easily!!!!😌 So that means I love telling Stories, and wishfully continue…

  • Personal

    History Mystery

    ‘History repeats itself’ Yeah, yeah, we all have heard and possibly witnessed it atleast once in our life time. But what more interesting is, to see how it repeats; the sequence of events that unfolds. Well, to make it simpler, let me put it this way.  Three consecutive holidays, and who won’t think of doing something outside routine. But since our family is fragmented at the moment, outside routine for us is… togetherness. So it was decided that everyone will come to my place including Mr CoolHead! Just the night before, he released the bomb saying he won’t be coming as out of nowhere some inspection is scheduled in his…

  • Personal

    You Scare Women, O Man Of The Earth!

    Yes, As a woman, I feel scared of this society of which I am the significant half.  I am aware of the fact that I am  the mother of this society, still, I am not sure if my existence has any value anymore! Humanity has lost its meaning and it’s shocking how the ‘other-half’ of the society is desperate to erase the difference between a man and a beast. A man who is also a protective father, a caring brother,  a loving son, a dependable partner, and a faithfull friend, it is strange but true that it is a man only who is responsible for the harming women like no…

  • Personal

    Tough Row To Hoe But Hoe It Will…

    Those who got it easy…always want it easy, and to their luck, they always get it easy too, cause EASY…is their thing.  But surprisingly, they are surprised when people also start taking ‘them’ EASY!!!!🤓🤓🤓 And Those who always got it hard…also want it easy, but to their luck, they seldom get it easy, cause Easy…is not their thing. And surprisingly, they too get surprised when people actually stop taking ‘them’ EASY!!!🤔🤔🤔 What a joke!!!!

  • Personal,  TravelsTales

    The Grain's Call

    In India, there is a famous saying ‘daane daane pe likha he khane wale ka naam’, which in English would probably mean that each and every food grain comes with the fate of being eaten by someone specific’. And yeah sometimes, it just fits so perfectly that you are automatically forced to believe the wisdom of ancestors.😮 One day, I got attracted to a picture on the street, thinking this place looks interesting, but carelessly heard the whereabouts of which I got a faint idea, and soon, I forgot the thing.  Then one day we were going somewhere else and just near that place I enquired my mate, “isn’t it…

  • Personal

    Connecting To The Roots

    No matter where you go in your life, your roots always keep calling you, and it is there where you actually have the complete sense of belonging.  Recently, My Glowingal too had a chance to visit her paternal roots; it was an occasion of paying homage to the local deity who had returned from a two months voyage of inner Himalayas.  Well,  for those who don’t understand, ‘Deities travel by means of real people’ who walk on feet for this duration, in the sun or in rain, in the rocks or in drain, with a smile or in pain; they eat and sleep under the open sky till they reach…

  • Personal

    Young Blood Boiling; Time To Add Some Water!!!!

    Interesting!!! Was witnessing a chat between few youngsters…silently…no interference…trying to understand their point of view. All I could make out is, the younger people think too much…more than needed…they move unidirectionally…like a horse with blinders. In a way it is good for them as they don’t lose focus easily. This can help in achieving goals in short time span, provided the energy is channelised in a positive direction. But flip side is that they don’t see beyond what they believe…however crude the belief is!!!! Their vision is limited…they are stuck…sometimes this leads to dirty politics as well… and guess what…I am going to lead such monoculars!!!!! 😮😮😮😮 God have mercy…