Can electronic messengers and social networks replace a heartwarming letter?

“ To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.  ~Phyllis Theroux “

What a beautiful thought indeed !! Truly, letter is a good way to convey your feelings to your loved ones without moving anything but your heart. Gone are the days when people used pigeons as a medium to send their written messages. Slowly with the coming times, postal system enabled people to convey their messages on postcard and deliver it to their loved ones. But with the advent of social networking websites, mobile apps (Whatsapp, Viber, Wechat, Hike) and mailing platforms (Yahoo mail, Hotmail, Rediff etc), it has become very easy to deliver your message in just one go.
Within a fraction of second, you can deliver your messages in an interactive way through smileys and other funny icons.

Social networking websites like twitter and Facebook has enabled people to stay connected virtually with their loved ones. Though electronic media has connected us virtually, but the emotional bonding between two people is diminishing day by day. Letter sealed in an envelope had its own charm as the heartfelt words written on the paper connected a mother with her son, a wife with her husband, a sister with her brother. Love letter sealed in an envelope had its own charm and affection. But the days are a passe now. Earlier one had the time, patience and feeling to pour out his feeling within the letter, but today who has the time to write out a letter? On one hand, we may be in constant touch with our friends and loved ones 24×7, but the emotion is slowly reducing. My intention of writing this article is not pointing out on the excessive usage of electronic media, but to throw a light on the changing phases of messaging. So, whatever messaging medium you choose to convey your feelings make sure that each of your words has a substance of love and compassion.

Happy Writing
Prashant Badiger

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Missing the action – One Month Without Blog Writing

Dear Friends,

It has been a one long month since I wrote my last article – The great expectations. Seriously after writing that story, I had got so engaged in my professional commitments that I hardly got time to work on new stories. The detachment from writing is really unbearable because my writing is my voice that connects to millions of people without moving from my place. Personally, one thing that I learnt in this one month is that my books are my true, faithful friends because they have always stood with me during my testing times. In this span of one month, I realized that more you try to help and care about people, more you are ignored and humiliated. Personally, I have to gone through this heartbreaking phase in this one month and it took me weeks to recuperate from this unfavorable incident. But now I have decided that I will be less vocal towards conveying my feelings with people around me. Anyways, no hard feelings. Every bad experience is an eye opening experience and this situation has given me the right vision to focus towards my writing which I had missed for a very long time.

“Writing is such a process of self-discovery that I could not wait till morning, I wanted to know what I was going to say” – quote

Writing is indeed a process of self-discovery and I am keen to write fresh, light-hearted, inspiring and entertaining stories in this coming time. Right now I am planning to write an article on P.S I love you – a novel written by Cecila Ahern and complete the pending stories which are still running in my thought process and are dying to come out on paper. Writing is action which I do through my words. Writing is painting which I paint through my words. Writing is music where every word for me is like a musical note which creates a new melody of compassion and inspiration in every story. So, friends I just want to say that please do take out time to pick a book and lose yourself in a new world of imagination. Trust me, nothing is blissful than reading. And most importantly, don’t expect too much and care too much about people who ignore you. Take out time to pay attention to the people who really love you from the bottom of their heart. You all love me and your love always reflects through your mails, comments, verbal appreciations and I really expect that from you all. Now it is the time for me to roll my sleeves and get into action writing. Wish me luck.

Happy Reading
Prashant Badiger

My new list of quotes

Hello Friends,

It’s a great privilege to present you my thoughts which are focused on life, love and books. I have compiled my favorite quotes, some new and some old. I wish that it connects with you.

Sometimes winning someone’s affection gives you a feeling that you have won the whole world

Never forget two things in your life : your struggling days and your old, true friends who helped you during your bad days

Books are treasure for lifetime

People may desert you, but books won’t. They are your true friends in whom you can find a great solace of compassion.

Sometimes we lose out the affection of our loved people by impressing the people who hardly bother about us. But at the end of the day, the affection of our loved ones brings us back to them.

How ironical is this feeling that it is so easy to get angry on the people we dislike and so difficult to express our love to the person we adore so much

Smile works like a ointment to the wounded souls

Sometimes it is better to stay happily alone than staying sadly alone

No matter how swift the mails or messengers may be, but nothing competes the charm of an affectionate letter enclosed in a envelope

Hoping to get your feedback on my written thoughts

Regards
Prashant Badiger