“What? Is there ever an empty train in the world?” “What’s an empty train?” If this is what’s going on in your mind, you’re not alone in your doubts! That’s completely understandable. Finding a train which is devoid of people will make you think you have landed in a completely alternate dimension, especially if you live in the metro cities of India. And as always, we ask you to think of the impossible, and write about an empty train this weekend.
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Long after you’re done with schooling, a blank notebook can give you the same thrill. The feel of the clean page, the scent of a book, and the anticipation of touching your pen to the paper. It is a feeling second to none. A page can be anything you want it to be. It is like a lock waiting to be opened. Does it contain a story, waiting to be told? A new beginning, an attempt to forget the past? Or perhaps it contains a secret, one that should never be revealed.
Imagine, there is a sudden knock on your door. You open it, and there are flowers on your doorstep. A single rose or a bouquet of flowers, it doesn’t matter – the effect is the same; it brings a smile to your face. There are few things in life that immediately perk up your mood, and getting flowers is definitely one of them. This weekend, borrow some of the beauty of these flowers and write a fragrant blog post for us!
“Cleanliness is next to Godliness” is a lesson that every child grows up with. We are taught that the Higher power resides only in neat and clean spaces. Even our ancestors worshipped elements of nature as the Supreme Beings. Now that we have moved on and given different forms (or formlessness) to the higher power, we seem to have forgotten the lesson. Indian festivals are boisterous, full of joy and togetherness. But they also take a huge toll on the environment. Isn’t it time that we went back to our roots and celebrated and venerated nature as much as we do our Gods?
Writers are a strange species (in a good way). They have an inbuilt instinct to filter out moments into stories that could be read by all, heard by all and stay forever. To a writer, every creation is a piece of his mastery, close to his heart, like his own child. Once inspired, a writer doesn’t breathe easy till it’s out on paper. But there’s a catch – since we want the final story to come out in the perfect form, we sometimes put off writing the story, and it remains saved in our drafts forever! Every writer has at least one story that is nearly ready, but hasn’t been presented to the world yet. If you have it, we want it!
Today is World Photography Day. We’re celebrating 177 years of being able to freeze moments in time by manipulating and capturing light through cameras. We can safely say that the camera is one device that has truly changed the world. Cameras, since their invention, have captured generations of families, the most important milestones in people’s lives, have been the reason to topple regimes and brought the truth out in the open. Photographs have captured reality and fantasy in their frame since their inception. So on this day we ask – which is the photo that has captured you?