Monthly Archives: February 2016

Moving to Mars?

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Daily Prompt:
Longing for Gravity

You are on a mission to Mars. Because of the length of of the journey, you will never be able to return to Earth. What about our blue planet will you miss the most?

So let me get this straight:
Are you saying that, I will not be returning to the planet where humanity is shrinking day by day?

Are you proposing that, I’ll not have to see the faces of these hypocrite adults ever in my life?

Are you suggesting that, I’ll never ever be competing in the rat race that has become the norm of the life here?

Are you telling me that, I’ll be away from a planet where religion is worth more than a person’s life?

If you are implying all these things then there won’t be a pinch of doubt before grabbing the one way ticket and jumping on the spaceship to Mars.

But if along with these, let me straighten these out too:
Are you saying, I’ll never be able to see my friends and family who has always been there for me?

Are you suggesting that, I’ll never be able to take weird selfies with people I love?

Are you telling me that, I’ll never be able to visit those beautiful places, on Earth that are on my list?

Are you proposing that, I’ll never be able to eat those delicious foods that’s only found in earth?

If this is the case, then I’m really sorry, I could never let the situation come to ‘missing them’. I’ll find a way to withdraw from the mission.

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~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

Destroying the Dementor

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Daily Prompt:
Shape Up or Ship Out
Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out.

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Damn Self Doubt

I could inquire about your well being. But frankly, I just don’t want to.
I never enjoyed your company to begin with, so I couldn’t care less, if you were trapped in a forest, surrounded by lions. Hell, I might even bribe the lions to eat you.

You are like the dementor. The only difference is you don’t live in Azkaban rather you reside in our body. You suck out the happiness, desires from us. You are like a punishment which if not worse than easily comparable to death.

You are like those grapes that looks sweet from a distance but when you get  closer to eat them, you realize they are sour. It feels easier to succumb to your threats than follow the path which could lead to your enemy Self-Confidence.

I am guilty of thinking of you as a friend, when you were actually the worst enemy, I could have had.
I can’t let you weigh down my dreams.
I know, I have the wings and all it needs is just some effort and I can fly.

I herewith deprive you of the right to influence my decisions. The only answer I will have for you, when you try to bury me with your words is ‘Try and convince me I can’t and I will show you I can.’

It was time we parted ways.
Expecto Patronum!
Your Destroyer

~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

Log into ifooder!

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World’s Best Widget

You’ve been granted magical engineering skills, but you can only use them to build one gadget or machine. What do you build?

*Magical Engineering Skills!* I want to add dreamy eyes to these words. If I had such superhero like power. Yeah, I am guilty of thinking of programmers as people with magical powers. I just hope they keep using it to build amazing stuffs, and if you are running out of ideas, please feel free to get in touch with me.

So, coming back to, what I would do, if I had the skills and by skills, I’m making an assumption that, I have all the skills required.
For this post, I am a programmer, a designer an electronic engineer, a craftsman, in short a master of all trades.
(Being an economics student, I have this weird urge to clearly specify the assumptions I make.)

Presenting to you the iFooder

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Source: Google

How it works:
•When you touch your favourite food, it records the exact taste of it, and you can save it, with its name.
•When you feel like eating the same dish you can just touch your lips to the tip of the device and it will align your senses, making you believe you actually ate the dish.

Benefits:
It gives you the taste without adding the calories, in your body! Not worrying that you need to run harder just because of the extra cheese burger you just had? What else could you freaking ask for?

It lets you have the taste of whatever you want, whenever you want without paying for it! Come on, you have to agree this is the best thing that has ever happened to the humankind.

Cost:
$1999 only!
Can it be any cheaper?! I don’t think so.

As for the name, I am assuming, Apple is going to love this product so much, that it would let me use the ‘i’, for free.
(Again assumption is something I am deeply fond of)
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I am creating an impression of a total foodie with back to back posts on food!
If you liked this, I’m sure you will like my Valentine’s day post too!
Check it out!
https://t.co/IMxLMB20dt

~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

One True Love.

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So how did the Valentine’s weekend treat you guys? I hope everyone did all those lovey dovey gooey things. The kisses, the hugs, the cuddling, the gifts, the looking sexy in red like a traffic signal thingy.
I’m happy for the guys whose proposals got accepted, and deeply sympathize with the ones whose were rejected.
I’m glad for the 99.99% people who had ‘fun’ and excited for the 0.01% who might be unexpectedly surprised on November 14th.

Do you wonder, How my Valentine’s Day was? Don’t you? I’m gonna tell you anyway. I had the best day ever.
Did my love visit me? Yeah he did, late at night *wink* *wink*
Did he get me gifts? Yeah he did, he was loaded with gifts in and out.
Did we kiss? Ohh myy god, the kiss. As soon as my lips touched him, he melted on them. His taste still lingers in my mouth.

Even when he is far away from me, a part of him, sticks to me, my tummy or my hips. This, my friend, is true love.
He is the only thing in my mind, when I sweat out at the gym, I feel it’s him who’s running beside me on the treadmill, that’s the control he has on me.

He’s the perfect gentleman, I couldn’t have asked for more. All the way from Italy to India, our love has managed to cross the oceans. As they say, love has great power, so I have witnessed.

I don’t care what the society, thinks about us, I’ll always love you, my Pizza, my love, my everything.
Here’s to many more Valentine’s Day, with you baby, my only love. 🍕

~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

Trekking through Life

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Alma Mater
You’ve been asked to speak at your high school alma mater — about the path of life. (Whoa.) Draft the speech

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Hey Guys!
I know, I know. It’s last Friday morning before you graduate, and the last thing, you would like to hear is a random lady preaching about life. I have been there, and thought that. I’ll try my best to not bore you guys too much.

It has not been too long since I graduated high school, so I hope my ideas and beliefs about life won’t sound too outdated.
Here’s what I want you guys to know, before you step into the big world out there.

Don’t be Afraid. As soon as I stepped out, of high school, I felt vulnerable. It’s like a protective layer was taken away from me. You might feel lost, in the beginning, but don’t be afraid, you’ll learn the rules of this game called ‘life’ soon enough.

Enjoy Freedom with Care. You’ll enjoy the new found freedom. People will start accepting you are an adult and you can make your own decisions. But remember, with power comes responsibility. No one, except you, is now accountable for the decisions you make. So choose wisely.

Do what you love. You are young, you have time. Explore your options. Do not follow a certain path because the herd is moving that way. If you are passionate about something, don’t let it die. Even if it’s just a hobby.

Cherish family and friends. High School is the place, where we make the best and true friends. Don’t ever lose them. Respect and love your family, because at the end of the day, they are the people you can always count on.

Be True & Kind. Dishonesty, Rude behavior may look like an easy route to success, but it never is. Try to be there for others and create a positive impact in their lives. Kindness goes a long way.

Be positive. Be happy. Try and see the positive in every situation. It’s not easy but definitely worth it. Do not be afraid to have big dreams.
If there is something, which makes you happy, go for it. Don’t depend on people or things to be happy. Make decisions based on your happiness.

You all are wonderful and have the power to go out there and give your best to the world. So just do it.

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Thank You!

~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

The name, you asked?

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Say Your Name
Write about your first name: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it? If you had the choice, would you rename yourself?

I have a very strong motive to right this post, from now, whenever someone asks me the story behind my name, I’ll send them here.

So, let the story begin.
When I was born, on that same month, there was a story in a monthly magazine. My dad and grandpa, really liked the name of the author and she had the same family name, as ours.
So, they decided to name me after the author, ‘Tisha'(so much for creativity, I believe laziness runs in the family ;)).

Anyway, the twist comes now, apparently the article was in Bengali and so was the name. Bengali has an interesting concept, the ‘s’ is pronounced as ‘sh’ , so what happened is the English translation for my name, ended up being ‘Tisa’.

Now, those people whom I have personally met and told the ‘s’, ‘sh’ concept, calls me Tisha and those who see my name before hearing it from me calls me ‘Tisa’. I respond to both, but I prefer the earlier version.

I don’t want to change my name, maybe the spelling. But, sometimes it’s fun to choose from the two spellings. I like the uniqueness of my name.

Apart from that, I love the meaning of ‘Tisha’, it means joy. I would like to believe, it complements me perfectly.

~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

Hall of Fame

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Daily Prompt
This Is Your Song:
Take a line from a song that you love or connect with. Turn that line into the title of your post.

As soon as I read the prompt, the first song that came to my mind was
Hall of Fame by Script

An excerpt from the song:
You can throw your hands up
You can beat the clock
You can move a mountain
You can break rocks
You can be a master
Don’t wait for luck
Dedicate yourself and you can find yourself

Whenever I’m doing something and a strong negative feeling starts weighing the positive feelings out. I listen to this song. It has never failed to put me back on the wheel of positivity.

I don’t know if you guys could relate to it or not, but there are times, when I absolutely need a dose of motivation, just like a drug addict needs his drug.

I’ll give you two instances:

~Around 2-3 months back, I had an interview. It was quite rigorous. At times a huge wave of nervousness came sweeping in which would convince me to go back home to the place where I’m comfortable. I remember I sat quietly and just kept on repeating the lyrics of the song in my mind.
Believe or not, it always ends up calming me in situations like these.

~Currently, I am trying to study Japanese, along with college, I plan to give the JLPT N3 level, this July. Any person who has studied Japanese as a foreign language must be familiar with the complexities of the language. It can be really exhausting to cope up with the kanjis.
When I feel like I am never going to pass it,so why even bother, this song really inspires me to at least give my best. Even if, I don’t pass the exam, I’ll be good enough to hold a basic conversation with a native.

I absolutely love the song, because of the go-do-it feeling that it gives me.

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I would really like to know, if you guys have a song which inspires you.

If you want, you can listen to the song here:

~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

The Queen. The Colonized.

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Today’s Daily Prompt is A Bird, a Plane, You!:

You get to choose one superpower. Pick one of these, and explain your choice:

~the ability to speak and understand any language
~the ability to travel through time
~the ability to make any two people agree with each other

Why not the other two?
I sometimes enjoy going to places, where I can’t understand the local language, then I find it easier to just ignore the sound around me. I’ll never know if the people around me bitches about me, praises me or ignore me.
I believe the effort needed to communicate when two people don’t understand each other’s language, is an interesting experience.

Among the few skills I have, I don’t consider socializing to be one of them. So, I really can’t care too much if two people wants to disagree with each other. I don’t want to force them, to do otherwise.
Maybe, yeah maybe, sometimes, I like when two people disagree about something.

Why I want to travel through time?
It’s because reading through the pages of my history books, I have always felt a strong desire to have an actual experience of the time written about.

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I wish to have a first hand experience of the Indian royalty. Decked up in heavy ornaments and attires, I wish to experience the princess-ly treatment.
I wish to travel around the city riding a horse sometimes and sitting in the palanquin other times.
I wish to actually see the lives in the forts, which are just a part of tourist attraction today.

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I wish to be a part of the Colonized India. I wish to put my hatred and anger that I feel now, when I read about that time, to proper use, by going back to that time.
I wish to tell my countrymen the wrong steps they took, and how it finally lead to the destruction of the country.
I wish to be a part of that moment, when the country finally was freed and became independent.

~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

Colors of the beach

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Few things can be more Vibrant than the time spend beside the beach.

Moments spend on the beach, is filled with rainbow of colors and a soothing calmness, despite the hustle bustle.

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The man with his talent can always bring a dose of surprise.

The patterns, the magic this guy created with fire, with a backdrop of the ocean left us awestruck.
(@the Patong beach)

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The nature at its best can bring a sense of peace with it. Words fall short of expressing the beauty that the nature possess.

The rock with lush green grass peeping from all over its body, appears to be sitting on a bed of sometimes calm, sometimes rude ocean.
(near Phi Phi Island)

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The human eye is filled with happiness and gratitude, when it can capture a sight like this. The traffic, the crowd, the screens of gadgets can sometimes make the eye long for a beauty like this.

Even the sun loves, the beach, it takes extra care when rising and setting on the ocean.
(@the Patong beach)

All picture credit goes to my brother. (Insta: @shuttersnaps_)

~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say