A Safe Haven for Students

In the current era of hefty competition and regular introductions of new professional courses along with enhancements of the previous ones, it becomes a tedious job to keep up to date with the latest colleges and their respectable courses. As students, it’s no less than a miracle to come across platforms that provide all this information under one roof.

Collegedunia.com provides today’s aspiring students with the nitty gritty of every deemed college in India. Along with this, it also helps enhance our reach towards a wider scope by helping us search, scrutinize and select the college of our choice from the comfort of our home. It covers almost all major cities and all major colleges. It provides an opportunity for us to filter our searches according to our course choice/city preference/fee /course type etc.

Needless to say, this website provides us with the latest updates regarding various colleges to make the student’s job easier.

In addition to this, it also gives us extensive insights into the various college festivals and other extra co-curricular activities occurring to provide us with a well-informed, and exhaustive detail of whichever college we choose.

Not only this, collegedunia also offers pithy information on the various upcoming and ongoing exams relating to the college you wish to apply for. The website is well sorted and easy to rummage through and find what you’re looking for.

Although before you step forward to decide what college would best provide you with the course you want, you might also want to be exactly sure about the course you’re going for. Since there have been plenty of cases where the students didn’t find their courses satisfactory enough for various reasons after they had joined it. It is advisable to search for Courses to consider after 12th. You simply have to click the required options and you’re presented with the detailed description of all the various streams you have after you exit your school.

A good example of the aforementioned college dunia services is, if you’re looking for some decent Universities in Kolkata, you can get a well-chalked out menu where all the various institutions are mentioned before you along with their details. So you might not entirely feel lost since you can be sure you’re being provided with all the available options with deep, detailed guidance.

Lastly, before taking admission you must also not neglect the importance of the city you’re going to live in. Because at times, the atmosphere might not be suitable for your habitat and you might not be able to adapt to the dicey atmosphere of various cities. It is advisable for you to read about the city you’re going to live in and its various aspects. The detailed information about the city of Kolkata may be found on the internet on trusted websites.

College is a new and exciting phase and as much as it is fair to have a good time, one must take necessary and cautious steps before taking the final decision.

Good Luck.

Premio Dardos

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I’m a terrible person. I’m the most obnoxiously horrendous person you’ll ever meet. I might just throw myself down a cliff. I’m so sorry Ruchi I forgot about this award you nominated me for some time back. I’m really sorry, I mean I THOUGHT I’d do it later but the ignod that I am, I forgot. Again, I’m so sorry.

So, keeping the self-loathing and the guilt aside,

Thank you to the wonderful author Ruchi of the more than wonderful blog  https://cometravelalong.wordpress.com/ . If you’re looking to have some travel adventures from the eyes of an intrigued Indian, this is your place to go to. And as I always say in every award post, to some people these awards might seem like a futile activity and you may as well shadow them in your ignorance; your choice.

But if you choose to revamp your point of view, one must look at these as a frequent ‘pat on your backs’ and a very modest and polite way to let you know you’re on the right path. These little things help give us a little push we require if we drag ourselves on the road.
They are a resurgence for those who’re a little lost and a motivation to those who’re already doing well.
So this one goes to all the awards out there.

Dear Awards,
Don’t be disheartened, there are some people who care about you. 😛
Love,
Aakansha.

About this Award and Rules:

dardosAnd here are the people I choose to nominate, if not necessarily 15 they all are incredibly kind and talented.

Deeksha from http://undertheblazingsun.wordpress.com – She’s a beginner, so help her by visiting and giving a feedback. 🙂

Jithin from http://trablogger.wordpress.com He’s not a beginner but he’s a good guy with one of the best travel pictures I’ve seen.

Allie from http://wearenewromantics.wordpress.com. She has a very interesting blog, check her out.

Pratyush from http://englishphilia.wordpress.com. Also someone who’s beginning to explore the possibilities in WordPress, give your cooperation.

Veronica from http://kikalavil.wordpress.com. A nice blog post to read. Do visit her.

Anonymous from https://justmostgirls.wordpress.com/ This 15 year old has some very fascinating and amusing views! One blog you HAVE to check out!

Brian from http://vancouvervisions.com/  A very kind, fresh and inspiring blog.

Anonymous from http://albiontoamerica.wordpress.com. A view of America from the eyes of a British Citizen. Check out this blog.

Anonymous from http://tastehitch.wordpress.com. Again some rather amusing tales of Bankok from the eyes of a Brit!

Upen from http://voiceurmind.wordpress.com. Skillful uses of rhymes and lyrics and words. You’ll enjoy this blog.

Anna from http://www.olivevienna.wordpress.com She’s a beautiful and a brilliant writer. I have enjoyed all her posts!

Kassie from http://kassafrass.com. Undoubtedly, one of my favorite blogs on wordpress and one of my favorite persons! 🙂

Anonymous from http://graypoet.wordpress.com. THE BEST poetry blog I’ve come across. THE BEST.

From what I noticed; so many people in my Followers and Follow list  have never interacted or communicated with me or my posts. They have somehow preferred being a silent observer. I appreciate your decision but it’s sort of sad to see so many people who chose to read my posts but have never given me their thoughts and opinions.
Blogging is a community. A place where we interact and share our views and thoughts and ramblings. Every kind of a person and every kind of a thought is welcomed and encouraged and appreciated. Fell free to communicate and always believe that no matter what you write we’d understand and encourage!

Whether or not you choose to accept and do the formalities of this award is your decision, but I’d request each one of you nominated to do it and give everyone a chance. 

Thank you so much to each one of you who’s been a part of my blogging journey. It’s been a spectacular odyssey!

To be posted when you hit 200

Dear Readers,
I hope you all are doing really well and I wish this week is bringing you all the love and luck.

In all honesty, I wrote the above line 3 times and deleted it and then wrote it again because  I have no idea what I was writing.

Why I was writing it? I can give you an answer to that.

Today I hit 200 followers on WordPress and I couldn’t be more grateful and delighted. I still remember when I initiated blogging, I thought nobody would be interested in anything I wrote and that I’d end up ranting about petty things by myself.

But there were different plans for me and as of today I’ve managed to hold up a repository of the most kind-hearted and wonderful 200 people I could assemble. WordPress gave me people I  wish I’d be friends with. The kind of people I wished I could meet in real life. As in person-not just a gravatar image.

Most important of all-I found that there are humans who share my thoughts and feelings and make me realize that I’m not alone in this. There are people out there in the remotest  corners of the world, across vast oceans and seas who understand me and relate to my psyche and make me believe that I’m not insane.

You all wonderful souls have been superfluously kind to me and have helped me nurture and grow into the girl I am today. I’ve learned so much from each one of you and have somehow found little parts of my thoughts in your words-which is a rare phenomena in my life.

Once again, I’m eternally grateful to anyone reading this post, follower or not, to have spared 2 minutes of your time in reading and understand the rambling and rants of this confused, perplexed and a little lost 18 year old.

Thank you all so much.

Love Always,
Aakansha. 🙂

One was a Book Thief. The Other Stole the Sky.

If you read the title and you know where it is from then you’re awesome and you have my love.

If you’re going to read one blog post today, I request you all let this tiny post be the one. There’s a reason for this, you’ll discover later in the post and believe you me it’s worth it. This post is BOTH for the readers/non-readers.

For the rest unfortunate people, before I begin this post, one thing you should know.

You’re all going to die.

Brutal, I know but hey these are not my words. These are “death’s” words as said in this incredible piece of fiction that sweeps me away no matter how many times I read it called The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 

Why I love this book?

It’s not just a piece of young-adult fiction comprising of a boy and girl-one terminally ill and the other weeping over the tragedy of his expected demise like it is the case with the current series of books that are sweeping the bookshelves these days. Yes, I mean it. I won’t name the books but if you’re aware you might be knowing it yourself.

I understand the inexorable need for strong emotions and stories that leave you in a puddle of tears, but it’s one thing writing about deep, profound emotions and it’s another thing playing with them to win people’s hearts. I feel like these authors are using people’s soft spots for gaining best-sellers.  Anyway, I’m not here to talk about that.

But this book, these rectangular pieces of paper studded with magical words narrating an extraordinary story is an astounding piece of literature. I’m not here to give a book review, I’m just here to tell you all the few things I learnt from this book and why you must read this post further.

Our protagonist Liesel Meminger is a nine year old girl who is forced to live with her foster parents as she was a communist and her mother was taken away by the Germans. Set in Germany in 1939 before and during the escalation of the World War II the story vividly portrays Liesel’s journey in her new foster home in Molching with her foster parents.

Her young, yet short-lived so called German boyfriend ‘Rudy Steiner’ and her deep, and beautiful friendship with the Jew that her parents hide in their basement, one character that apart from others, I fell deeply in love with,  Max Vandenburg. Max teaches Liesel the real meaning of friendship, how small sacrifices can sometimes save lives.

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It’s not a fairy-tale, it is a deeply moving story of bravery and valor when situations demand it. Of friendship which is the greatest gift of all, about first crushes and how we never get over them-but most important of all, how we must treasure all that we have-before the inevitable death hits us all.

The interesting thing about this book is, the entire story is narrated by death itself. Death claims that it never met someone as interesting and as intriguing as Liesel when he first saw her while fetching her brother’s soul (the brother dies on the way to Molching) and decides to narrate Liesel’s story from the book she writes in the end about her life at Molching.

Death has very interesting perceptions about humans:-

“I’m always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugliness and their beauty and I wonder how the same thing can be both”

“While 10,000 souls hid their head in fear and trembled, one Jew thanked the Gods for the stars that blessed his eyes.”

Trust me these two quotes said by death are just an iota of the brilliance of this novel.

Things Liesel and I have in common and the virtues I believe every woman needs to imbibe:

  1. Bravery
  2. Curiosity
  3. Knowing the importance friendship
  4. Reading
  5. Never giving up on your dreams.
  6. Ambition

And many more.

In the entire book Liesel steals books at different occasions, yet our hearts do not turn hostile due to thievery but pity and admire the poor soul for her exorbitant urge to learn. In the beginning, she couldn’t write her name, towards the end she writes her own book. That’s what determination is.

Liesel will always be on top of the list when it comes to my favorite fiction characters. She’s the girl I could relate myself to in every aspect. I saw in her my deep love for reading and friendship and family and my intense desire to write a book someday. 🙂

Note: To my friends who aren’t avid readers, there’s a movie adaptation of the book which is not equally but almost as good as the book. One movie you should watch. In case you need further motivation to watch, here’s the trailer of the movie:

Watch it and if you’re a mature and an enlightened soul, you’ll have one of the best 135 minutes of your life.

“If your eyes could speak, what would they say?”

Goodness gracious I love this book.

Rudy: “You’re stealing books, why?”

Liesel: “When life robs you, sometimes you have to rob it back.” 🙂

“WORDS ARE LIFE LIESEL, ALL THOSE PAGES .. THEY’RE FOR YOU TO FILL.

-MAX VANDENBURG.”

You can imagine how powerful this book/movie is that I’m desperately pleading you all to read/watch it.

And yes, another small request, my friend Akash has recently resumed his blogging. He was dormant before but now has stepped back in. If you all could spare a minute and visit his blog.

Thanks.

Have a great day you all. ❤

Nominated for: Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

Okay, so blogging couldn’t get any more awesome for me! Nominated for yet another award “Booyeah!” 😀 So firstly, thank you so much Alicia for nominating me, I’m heartily grateful. Do check out her blog as well, she’s an amazing photographer. 🙂

http://motleyprints.wordpress.com/

Honestly, it’s little things and encouragements like these that keep us bloggers motivated and going. I always feel giddy whenever I get some recognition for my work, and this time is no different. So, ‘Yaayy Me!’

 

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The Guidelines:

Thank and link the person who nominated you. Add the award to your post and site. Answer 10 questions provided to by the person nominating you. Provide 10 questions of your own to be answered by those you nominate. Nominate your bloggers for the award. (AND comment on their blogs to inform them.)

10 Questions I’m required to answer-:

1.)What is your favorite color and why?

Well, I have to say Black. I know you might think of it as ominous or dark or well .. ghastly. But c’mon, black is like the king of colors. Be it a sumptuous Gala dinner or a funeral-it goes well with all the occasions plus, it suits me a lot.

2.) What is your happiest childhood memory?

I have to say every moment spent with my best friend is a happy memory. 🙂 (We are BFF’s since childhood)

3.)If you could travel anywhere where would it be and why?

You know, I don’t want to limit myself to one place. I want to travel the whole wold, from the packed streets of New York to the serene sidewalk of Paris. Every nook and corner.

4.)What hobbies do you enjoy?

*Hands Up* I confess I’m a pretty versatile person when it comes to hobby. Which means that I LOVE SINGING AND MUSIC-I would practically die without my playlist and also love art and craft. I enjoy watching football and also READING. I would quietly spend my whole life in a library.

5.)What is your least favorite food?

Hmm. *LEAST* favorite food, well, I hate broccoli, Ridged gourd and Bitter Gourd. *Tries not to throw up*

6.)If you were given $10,000 today, what would you do with it?

Pack my bags, take my best friend and go on a vacation. Somewhere remote and peaceful.

7.)Which flower do you feel best describes you?

Orchids. They are colorful and lively.

8.)Puppies or kittens?

Puppies any day!

9.)Which season is your favorite and why?

WINTER! WINTER! WINTER! Why? Well, I published an entire post about this! There’s something eerily magical and tempting about the smoothness of the snow and the soft chilly winds. *Drools*

10.)If you could swap lives with a celebrity, who would it be and why?

Danneel Harris Ackles. WHY? Because she’s the wife of the hottest man on Earth-Jensen Ackles.

 

10 QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

1) What is the one thing that you would or would not want to change about yourself.

2)Confess something daring about yourself.

3)What superpower would you want to have?

4)If you ever got the chance to meet me, would you?

5)Who inspires you the most?

6)What is your favorite ice-cream flavor?

7)Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

8)Mountains or Plains?

9)What is that one particular thing you’re scared of the most? (Be Honest)

10)What do you think about my blog and why do you follow it?

Will be looking forward to your answers! 🙂

 

And now with great pleasure I nominate:

Debi Rotmil of http://orderofthegoodwrite.wordpress.com/ 🙂

Lena Bitare of http://lenanoid.wordpress.com/ 🙂

and,

booksiedasie of http://booksiedaisie.wordpress.com/

Have Fun! 😀

 

Nominated For The Liebster Award!

Wow! That sounds like an Oscar to me. First of all,
Thank You,

http://smellslikestrawberries.wordpress.com/2014/05/11/liebster-award-nominations/

for finding me worthy enough to be nominated. 🙂
I learned about this award and saw various exquisite bloggers getting nominated. Well, somewhere inside my heart silently prayed to be included too. And so to prove John Green wrong (raises collar) “Life maybe IS a wish granting factory” 🙂
You know it’s kind of a big deal for a beginner! And so I’ll continue this enthralling trend.

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The Rules Go Something Like This-:

 

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.

2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)

3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.

5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.

7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:

8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!

 

Over to the facts-:

1) I believe in Miracles.
2) I love Chinese and Italian cuisine.
3) I sometimes speak to myself.
4) I can cook. Not a ‘Lick Your Fingers’ cook. But I’m okay.
5) I’m married to Jensen Ackles in my mind.
6) Music is my passion.
7) I have ‘The Best’ Best Friend on this Earth.
8) I love to read books and can quietly spend my entire life in a library.
9) I STILL don’t have an Android phone. (Yeah, you can laugh)
10) My brain is practically overflowing with thoughts all the time.
11) I wear T-shirts. LOTS of T-shirts.

Questions Answered-:

Q.1) When and why did you start blogging?

1) I started blogging on August 24th, 2013 when I posted my very first blog with a scintillating spark. I blog because I needed a proper place to collect all these thoughts that created a turmoil in my head. I needed to be among people who’re just like me. Who write for peace and happiness, not for competition.

Q.2) Pick three things/people to bring with you if you were to be stranded on an island.

2) Books. My Phone (As it has my music) and Food.

Q.3) Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

3) A promising writer with at least one book published.

Q.4) What is the thing you love the most?

4) Actually there not A thing, there are THINGS that I love the most. My Family. My Best Friend. My Music.

Q.5) If you knew everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit?

5) If you mean a single person then definitely my Best Friend as she lives in a different town. 🙂

Q.6) What was the last lie you told?

6) “I’ll do the chores by the end of the day for sure”

Q.7) If you could be a celebrity for one day who would you choose to be?

7) Katy Perry.

Q.8) If you could be any age for a week, what age would you be?

8) 14 year old. No tension, no stress.You could have fun all day!

Q.9) If you could erase one disaster/war that happened in the world which would it be?

9)  2002 Gujarat Riots.

Q.10) Three words you would use to describe your blog.

10) Romantic. Poetic. Mind-Boggling.

Q.11) Complete the sentence: Is it…

11) Is it the low rumble of your heartbeat that coincides with mine?


 

And the Nominees Are-:

http://anamikadutta.wordpress.com/
http://theoffensiveplaybook.wordpress.com/
http://hiraahmedsh.wordpress.com/
http://rroopeshkumar.wordpress.com/
http://markfaizey.com/
http://maximeblancblog.wordpress.com/
http://loudthoughtsvoicedout.wordpress.com/
http://pmg503.wordpress.com/
http://thetravelingteenager.wordpress.com/
http://theblossomingfallam.wordpress.com/

My 11 questions for you-:

1) What is the purpose of your blog? Or is there any?
2) Your wildest fantasy?
3) If you had one superpower, what would it be?
4) Have you ever witnessed a miracle?
5) What is the one thing you desperately want?
6) List 3 people you’d die for.
7) Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
8) Your most embarrassing moment?
9) Your most memorable trip?
10) If you got the chance to personally meet me, would you want to?
11) What is the source of your inspiration to write?