A Missed Opportunity #WillYouShave

Okay, I know, with my wife fighting out the infection in her right lung back home in India, and I, sitting alone in this unknown land, words gets choked inside my fingers. But not when I receive an interesting invite that is good enough to inspire me to write, and I must say I’m not an exception to sleep on that. Yes, I’m talking about BlogAdda’s #WillYouShave activity!

Stubble is bigger than a sky-high mountain. It’s true, at least for campus placements. If I’m not wrong, the date when I had my first disappointment (a missed opportunity, a heart-attack) is 1st June 2007. My dream company came to our campus for placements and I was very sure of getting placed. It’s not overconfidence, but you know, the kind of belief that I had on myself. I cracked all the preliminary rounds on the previous day and I was waiting for my turn to attend my HR round that day. That’s when I could feel the stubble on my face. My initial reaction, how on earth I got stubble within three days? And then I ignored it as I’m looking cool (that’s what I felt when I saw myself in the mirror minutes before), hoping that the HR might not notice it. I was sure that my grade, my technical skills is enough to get my first job. But the reality is very tough to digest. When my College Campus Coordinator informed me that I missed the opportunity just because of the stubble I had in my face. Disappointed, I kept cursing myself that day and felt bad for it for years. It’s a missed opportunity, but for good or bad, I do not know…that’s life!

This post is a part of #WillYouShave activity at BlogAdda in association with Gillette. Visit here to buy Gillette Products from FlipKart.com An invite from BlogAdda is special, but a tag is more special. So, in this post, I happily accepting my friend Cifar’s tag in this post and pass it on to the following friends in random order.

| ​Cifar | Simran | Ayushi | Thewhitescape | Uma | Ekta | Anita | Heena | Vaisakhi | Anmol | Sulaiman | Nandini Garg | Preethi | Priyanka | Aditya | Khushboo | Afshan | Tarun | Rat | Chinks Lounge | Knita | Sreeja | Neo | Richa |

And if you are not aware what’s the contest about. Here you go…

BlogAdda in association with Gillette brings you the #WillYouShave activity. The rules are simple – Write a blogpost on any of the themes given below:

Missed chances- Stories or instances where you missed out on an opportunity because of a non-shaven face.
Luck or Confidence?- Will you leave your fate in the hands of destiny or will you step up and say yes to a well-groomed face to be at your best everyday? #WillYouShave.

Ladies, you have a say in this too! Write a blog post about the men in your life on the following themes.

An instance when a stubble came in the way of a man’s chance to make a good impression.
An instance when a well groomed look ensured that they struck gold on an opportunity given to them.

The advantage? This contest is being presented to us before the rest of the world gets a wind of it. So spread the word!!!!!!

What can you win?

1. 1st Prize: An Apple iPad
2. 2nd Prize: 2 Moto G phones
3. 3rd Prize: 3 vouchers of Rs.5000 each/Cash
4. Assured vouchers for every blogpost and more
So how do you win?

1. Write blog posts on any one or both the themes and win an assured gift voucher worth Rs. 300
2. Tag as many friends as possible to take up the #WillYouShave Challenge
3. For every two friends who take up the #WillYouShave challenge and blog about the given theme(s), you win an additional gift voucher of Rs.400

We’re sure you are all geared up to start writing, but take a look at the rules first-
1. The deadline for this exclusive offer is 1st December 2014, so make sure your entries reach us before this date
2. The word limit for the blogpost is 300 words.
3. Each participant can submit a maximum of 3 entries.

Please accept my tag and submit your blog post here.

Thank you BlogAdda and my blogging friends!

साधना

जब चिथड़ो मे लिपटे कलाकार ,
मोटी मोटी रोटियों निगलते हैं,
तब एक प्रश्न चिन्ह उभर आता है ,
इन ईंट सी रोटियों मे क्या इतनी ऊर्जा है ?
निरंतर अगड़ित ईटों को ढोते हुए वे कलांत नहीं होते ,
हम मेवे खाने वाले  मे इतने  अच्छम है की एक ईंट भी उठा लें ,
तब एक आकाशवाणी मन मे होती है ,
तुम तन के केंद्रित्करण हो ,
वे मन के केंद्रित्करण हैं ,
तुम भुक्त भोगी  हो ,
वो मुक्त भोगी हैं ,
तुम जीवन की  सम्पूर्ण शक्ति को तन मे समोते हो ,
वे जीवन की सम्पूर्ण शक्ति को मन मे समोते  हैं ,
तुम जीवन के समस्त माध्र्य को रो कर पीते हो ,
वे जीवन की समस्त कड़वाहट को प्रेम से पीते हैं ,
तुम साधन हो वो केवल साधक हैं I
स्वर्ण कौर

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