Who is Malala?

Who is Malala?

Who is Malala Yousafzai?

Well, the world knows of her. She was threatened by the terrorists for going to the school. They had told her that they will kill her if she would want to be educated. And finally shot her. While going to school one day, she was shot several times by a few terrorists. She fought for her life and survived the attack.

Now, the question is – how is her case different from many other girls who had to deal with the same kind of situation. There were many girls and women who have raised their voice in favor of girl education and have fought for it. Many of them may have been shot and many of them may have died too. But those who survived, we don’t know their names. We don’t know what happened to them afterwards. We don’t know if they got proper medical treatment. We don’t know if they were again shot by the terrorists. We don’t know a lot about them because their stories were not covered by the media. Yes.. and we may never learn about them as well…

Malala, on the other hand was covered by the media on a large scale. There is no doubt that she had the strength to keep fighting even after being shot and not being scared for her life. She just wanted to go ahead for the cause she believed in and she didn’t stop. But, she was also privileged to get the media coverage all over the world and hence she got the best of medical treatment and was saved. I think, that apart from being brave and persistent, she was also really lucky to have the world’s support. She is an inspirational figure today and has now reached a level that only seem to be a dream to millions of other girls like her.

So now, who is Malala?

I guess the one who was brave, who didn’t get scared, kept fighting AND the one who was extremely lucky to have THE MEDIA COVERAGE.

Thoughts?

mySestina

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ASPIRATIONS

ASPIRATIONS

a tale narrated by the history of humankind

where ASPIRATIONS have lead the path unfailingly

ASPIRATIONS inspired to unchain the doors chained

ASPIRATIONS dominated the will to perform

relentlessly, untiringly

 

must we learn from HISTORY

must we create a FUTURE

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Live your Life

Live your Life

close your eyes
cross those fingers
pray in silence
dream your dreams
follow  instinct
grab some luck
leave behind the evil
inhale the fragrance
move those feet
focus  your mind
expand your vision
let the spirit fly high
o come on dear
ignore the ignorance
start afresh
go
live your life
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Hope

Hope

whispers of HOPE covered the sky

falling on earth like soft snow flakes

giving a dazzling sight for the eyes to behold

spreading positivity for the hearts to hold

the nights not darker not longer no more

days inspired, like rising  waves on the shore

souls swarmed with zeal to the goal

unstopping, tirelessly ascended the slope

let’s see, let’s hear, let’s smile some HOPE

invincible, supreme, angelic – HOPE

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excitement keeps us ALIVE

excitement keeps us ALIVE

excited about the morning

excited about your first kiss today

excited about the new dress for your birthday

excited about new shoes and bag

excited about first day of the first job

excited about the football match

excited about the child coming to your life

excited about the seed you sowed

excited about a new flower in your garden

million of reasons to be excited in life

giving us a boost, make us feel light

behind our excitement, could be something big or small

yet this excitement excites us like a child

makes us glow, bringing us a smile

excitement keeps us ALIVE

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I used my Depression to Inspire me

I used my Depression to Inspire me

I am confused.. this is sort of a happy confusion rather..

Am I depressed or am I inspired?.. I guess I have learnt a way and it is absolutely magical!

I have seen my depression giving birth to my inspiration. Every time I felt low, it inspired me to write about something positive. The pain urged me to find out a way to convert itself into happiness. And that’s what I did. I tried to inspire myself and everyone around to be kind, supportive and stay connected with each other through my posts on WordPress.

The Blogging Series that I published recently is also a product of me fighting with depression. Following is the list of all the blogging series posts for which I received phenomenal response –

  1. mySestina’s Blogging Secrets
  2. My Blog is my baby – do you feel so
  3. A Mission to help the Bloggers
  4. From My Blog to Our Blogs
  5. 10 ways Blogging has changed us
  6. Love Blogging to live it
  7. Participate in mySestina Blog Survey
  8. Take Blogging to the Next Level
  9. Want more followers? Are you treating the existing ones well?
  10. Feeling Inspired or Jealous of other bloggers
  11. Wow Benefits of Blogging
  12. Why Embrace criticism on WordPress
  13. Empowering Bloggers Community

Every time I defeated my depression by writing an inspirational post. Your support made me write more to spread the positive energy around and to get help from it and at the same time helping others.

I guess, I won… and you helped me with the same. I made my depression to work the best possible way for me.

Fantastic! Isn’t it?

mySestina

Congratulations! Your blog is growing!

Congratulations! Your blog is growing!

Hey Guys!!

In continuation to the earlier post Motto of We Bloggers, this was something that I needed to share. Another wonderful and challenging experience of a blogger’s life. This is an everyday affair. A journey that most of us start everyday.

We sit in a train of thoughts and try to live through our journey. Many stations need to be crossed before the train stops finally at our destination. We keep thinking and writing and keep publishing our posts!

Do we know the best part yet! No? Well, we see our blog growing. Yay!! No matter what, slow or fast, the train of our thoughts leads us to our station. The number of views, the number of likes and followers have to grow with time.

For some, the train is slow and for some its a fast one, but we must keep writing. Remember, writing encourages us to be outspoken, it challenges us to keep raising issues that we feel need to be sorted, it keeps the flow of our blood paced with our thoughts penned down so we decide to continue.

We take the train everyday, travel a few miles, reach our stop and finally the numbers tell us these magical lines –

Congratulations!! Your Blog is Growing!!

 

 

i inspire me

i inspire me

let the sun, burn my skin
let the nights be long
let the wind blow against my face
i decide to grow strong

let all the odds just hit on me
let me just have a fall
i’ll gather back all my strength
to stand up right and tall

i start my journey
to climb the mountain
at a slow and steady pace
will reach the top, the day will come
in my hands will i have my fate

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