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End of a phase.

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Three years of college life has gone by. What has changed you ask? I now hold a fancy degree. I have a few more contacts in my phone, some to be remembered for life, some to just be random names, I once knew. If my life dependent on cooking for myself now, I wouldn’t die, I might even have feasts somedays. I can now even bargain, find cheap pizzas and get good deals.

Never did I think, I would say, I will miss studying economics. But as I was going through my last exams, the thought that this may well be the last time, I am studying this, was kind of sad. (Not that it motivated me much, to study harder and longer for the exams. 😛 ) By the end, I did realize, as my time with economics was becoming scarce, its marginal utility was kind of increasing.

College gets you habituated to a way of independent life. Staying away from home, might sound scary in the beginning but the thought of moving in back, even for a short time, is scarier. Thoughts that I actually have to take a shower everyday, not get breakfast at 12 in the noon, have to make the bed after I wake up; is daunting.

The worst part of moving on in life, to the next phase, is having to bit goodbye to the people we met. Of course, they’ll be a part of my life, but it would never be the same. It’s tough going from being with them all the time to just meeting them once in months or even years.

I won’t say it has been the best chapter in my life’s novel. I would like to believe, I have better chapters coming up. But, it sure has been an intersting one. A wave of mixed feelings hit me, when I think of moving on to the next chapter. It looks everything between scary and exciting.

I don’t know if I’m ready but I sure am looking forward to take the leap and move on to the next chapter now.

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I have been away from this blog for awhile. I don’t think anyone really noticed, but if bychance someone did, I would like to mark my presence and say, I didn’t die, I just had my finals, yeah that’s close enough. I will try my best to have more regular posts now, so that you guys are forced to notice me. Desperate? I know. I might disappear sometimes but don’t get too happy, I’ll always be back.

What a coincidence! I already had the title of my blog written, I was sure I wanted to right about my college life today and not on the daily prompt. Guess What happened? I get a mail with today’s prompt as  Phase.Can it be more awesome?! 

 

Envious? Hell Yeah!

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  • Oh my god! Look at her, isn’t it the 10th day in a row, she hasn’t repeated a footwear?!
  • Damnn! Look at that Gucci watch her fiance gave her. 
  • Holy sh*t! When did they go to Switzerland? Didn’t they just come back from vacationing in Hawaii?
  • Wtf!? How in the world, is he partying everyday, his one day snap story is more interesting than all the days combined in my semester!
  • Aww! The only single friend, I have changes relationship status to ‘in a relationship’. That’s. so. freaking. cute.

Does any of that makes me envious, believe me I’m trying my best to type no. But, I can’t, Of course it does.

I feel all social medias should come up with one tagline “Working hard to make it easier for you to envy your friends.” We did stay close and connected to the ones we wanted to, letters were good enough, but damn you, technology the closeness you have given us can sometimes be really suffocating.
Yeah, Yeah, Don’t start with how I can, stop using them. It’s not like if I start living in stone age, people will follow suit. I don’t have that type of devoted fans, whom I can lead by example. I might have one day.
These things make me envy people but that doesn’t last more than a few minutes or a few screenshots and gossips.

The one thing about certain people that I envy the most is Focus in life. I really Envy those people who have from the beginning known, what they wanted to do in life. The people who are sorted about what path they wish to follow. Be it a doctor or a model, they know that’s what they want to become.
I am jealous of them, who have figured out what it is that they love to do and are doing it beautifully.

I on the other hand, fall in love with a new profession everyday. My inspiration for a profession is directly related to the coolest guy’s profession in a novel I read or a series I watch. The only thing that happens faster than my shift in love for a profession is a death in Game of Thrones. I feel, I’m the most confused person I have known in my life.
I really envy those people who can answer the question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” with clarity and precision. I am like, it will be a surprise not only for you but for me too. The longest duration, I feel I can foresee is a year. I can’t go beyond that because I have no idea, when I’ll end up getting bored and shift to a different direction altogether.

For now, I really hope, I can keep my focus and keep working on my blog this time.

Drop it down.

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Days have gone,
Memories are becoming hazy.
Don’t you frown.
Just Drop it down.

Relations have grown apart,
Once Friends now foes.
Don’t breakdown.
Just Drop it down.

Mistakes were made,
let it teach you not define you.
Don’t you frown.
Just Drop it down.

Burden of the past,
Let it not scar your present.
Don’t breakdown.
Just Drop it down.

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We have a tendency to cling on to the past, be it mistakes, relations or memories.
Sometimes, that’s what disrupts our focus off the present. So let’s just deal with it once and drop it down.

P.S I felt the need to write this explanation para, because of the immense doubt, I have in my poetic ability.


~The Puzzle
Twitter handle: @shits_i_say

Change is inevitable.

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Inevitable

One word prompt.

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As soon as we adjust ourselves to a change and start getting comfortable, life knocks us out with some other random changes.
Sometimes the changes lift our spirits higher, like when you make some new amazing friends in school and college. Sometimes they break us down, like when you have to say goodbye to them or they just drift apart. But, both times, it ends up teaching us a valuable lesson and reminds us, Change is inevitable.

The inevitability of change doesn’t make it a villain. It’s how you perceive it, that matters. Every change knocks on the door with opportunities, it depends on how wide you open the door.

The inevitable nature of change is what brings thrill to life. Maintaining an equilibrium in life for a long time, gets boring. From time to time, there should be shifts in the different curves of life, so that the adrenaline level increases or decreases. That is the only way to expand our horizons and grow to our full potential and sometimes even surpass them.

Ofcourse, I loved being a kid, who could cry and get her job done. I loved it when choosing the color of a crayon was the hardest decision I had to make. I loved it when being happy took the slightest of effort. I loved it when monopoly money was all I had to worry about.

But, I equally love to be responsible for getting my job done. I love it when I’m given power to make bigger decisions, which determines where I stand in life. I love it when I convince and work towards making myself happy. I love it when I pay real bills with real money.

If changes were evitable we would never step out of our state of equilibrium. Change is the only constant in our equation of life. So let’s accept it and go with the flow.

~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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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

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