Second Chance

What would I do if given a Second Chance?

I have a long list of things to do, I have been putting off them for the future, and if I get a Second Chance, I would do it right now.

BTSOL:

This book is lying in my drafts folder for more than six months now. If I get two full days, I can edit and complete the book. I do get time, but somehow, I am using it for blogging, cooking and all-ing works I do these days. Sometimes, I question myself, “Am I not a dedicated individual?” or “Do I lack the art of writing/editing 40K words book?” and I am blank.

Maybe, if given a #SecondChance, I can edit and complete the book right away.

IAMSARAV WEBSITE:

This website, I designed, is offline for more than a year now. I have put so much of hard work into it. Just because of a single website builder update, I messed up, all of it. I need to work on .php coding to fix it – my wife hates me if I spend time on designing – I have spent hours and hours already, so she requested me to first complete the book and then work on the website. So without completing task one, I cannot complete this one.

Maybe, if given a second #SecondChance, I can fix the issues and make this website online.

THE LETTER:

Okay, I admit, I will be the last person in the list, if Forbes decides to compile the list of people who manages time perfectly.

This letter, I would like to address as “THE LETTER” as it is written to a special person in my life, is yet to be posted to the recipient. Am I delaying it because I do not want to experience tears, or… well, I will leave the OR part now.

Maybe, if given a second #SecondChance, I will post “THE LETTER” to the intended recipient.

The above words are from my heart. No backspaces, no editions, just pure emotions.

This post is a part of the #SecondChance activity at BlogAdda in association with MaxLife Insurance.

Let’s feed a child!

If my words have the power to feed a child for a year, then I have no reasons to sleep on that. I may be late to join the party owing to the hectic work schedule, but you know it is better late than never. It is hard to read that every day millions of children are forced to choose hunger over education. But that’s the fact and you cannot deny it.

I know the exact value of education and the taste of hunger… I chose to stay hunger to get educated. It did help me a lot in my life. The taste of every grains in my food, the fruit of being educated, the happiness of earning money and the value of living a healthy life… I know them all. I want them to know it and the best way to do that is to help them fight classroom hunger. Because if we are successful in fighting hunger out, I’m very sure, that these kids will do wonders in future.

How do you think we can eliminate classroom hunger?

  • By visiting each children separately and help them.
  • Cooking food for them at our leisure time.

It won’t work out for longer run. But then how to help these children fight classroom hunger? We have many feasible options. We can work with NGO’s to help feed a child. Akshaya Patra (unlimited food for education) is one of them, a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Bangalore, India. Just like their name, the organisation strives to fight hunger in India by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the Government schools and Government aided schools and brings children to school. All we need to do is to support them endlessly and to do that visit here. Get involved now!

I have done my part in the past, and now, for this blog post, BlogAdda will sponsor meals for an Akshaya Patra beneficiary for an entire year, as a part of our Bloggers Social Responsibility.

I am going to #BlogToFeedAChild with Akshaya Patra and BlogAdda. Happy to be a blogger! Happy to be associated with this activity. Do you want to be happy? Write a blog post now!

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!