Completing 5 years of blog writing

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5 years, 137 articles, 167 comments. I couldn’t ask for more !! Down the memory lane, I never imagined that I would launch a blog and start writing what I really feel.

I received the inspiration of blog writing from a 10 years old girl who wrote variety of stories with sheer maturity and feel on her blog. That’s the moment where I decided to broadcast my thoughts using WordPress as a platform. I never felt the journey would be so joyful, encouraging, inspiring as well as eye-opening. First of all I am thankful to god for giving me the wisdom, knowledge and power to keep my ideas pouring out on paper as well as on MS-Word. Secondly, I am thankful to all my readers from different corners of the world who kept pouring their comments on my articles. For me, every single story of me is special. Every time when I start a new story it gives me the same thrill when I wrote my first article. It was a great experience for me to write my thoughts on “Little Women”, “A walk to remember”, “Best Of me”, “Dear John” and pen the untold saga of patriot Pritilata Waddedar. Though I will keep on blog writing, but my next step would be writing a book. Hope God gives the power, patience to write an inspiring but entertaining book that would be on the book shelf of every reader. A new beginning of my writing is about to begin…..Only time will tell what is kept in store for this struggling writer.

Thanks Everyone
Prashant Badiger

Remembering Robin Williams

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Actor Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)
Memorable Performances – Mrs Doubtfire, Good Morning Vietnam, Patch Adams, Hook, Dead Poet’s Society, Jack

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I regard “Mrs Doubtfire” as one of the memorable roles ever written for any hollywood actor in the world of cinema. No actor would have made it so lively and witty as Robin Williams did. “Mrs Doubtfire” and “Jumanji” are the two movies of Robin Williams that I thoroughly enjoyed. I always had a wish to write one post on “Mrs Doubtfire” movie praising the performance of Robin Williams. His untimely demise on 11th Aug 2014 left me in a state of shock as his lively movies always succeeded to bring smile of faces of countless people in the world. What an irony that Robin who entertained the world with his humour was in fact the most unhappy person battling depression for a long time. He was a great actor, stand up comedian, a loving husband and above all a kind father to his kids. I still remember the joy of watching “Mrs Doubtfire” on Star Movies where Robin Williams transforms himself into an old nanny to look after his kids. What a memorable movie indeed !!

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Even his movies were a source of remake for several Bollywood filmmakers. Shahrukh Khan’s role in “Mohabattein” was highly inspired by Robin Williams role in “Dead poet’s society” while his other movie “Patch Adams” was a source of inspiration for “Munnabhai MBBS”. Among all actors, Kamal Hassan succeeded to portray the role of Indian nanny with the same energy in movie – Chachi 420 which Robin Williams had portrayed in “Mrs Doubtfire”.

Robin has left a great wealth of laughter, smiles and cheerfulness through his movies. Though he failed to battle depression, he succeeded to bring a smile on everyone’s face. His legacy will live on. Rest in Robin Williams.

Regards
Prashant Badiger

The Best Of Me – Movie Preview

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Motion Picture – The Best Of Me
Genre – Romance
Director – Michael Hoffman
Production House – Relativity Media
Cast – Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato and James Mardsen
Adaptation: Based on the best-selling novel written by Nicholas Sparks
Release Date – Oct 2014

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“You have the Best Of Me….” – Quote from novel “Best of me”

The first love is always memorable. It really is. The emotion never dies, It stays in your heart forever with passing times. Like everyone, Dawson Cole hasn’t forgotten his first love, Amanda. Separated for 20 years due to a tragic misunderstanding, Dawson and Amanda re-unite again on the funeral of their mentor for whom they had held high respect and regards. Now in mid-40’s, Amanda and Dawson are on different tracks of their life. They have a hope to ignite their emotions, but the tragic past of Dawson returns to haunt him back. Will fate give them a second chance to re-unite? What has future kept in hold for these star crossed lovers? If you have lost your first love, then this upcoming motion picture will definitely remind you of your old flame.

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The role of Dawson Cole and Amanda Collier are played by James Mardsen and Michelle Monaghan while the younger part of Dawson and Amanda is played by Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato.

Set to release this fall 2014, The Best of me is a sweeping story of love, sacrifice and separation that will definitely appeal to your heart.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Exclusive : Please checkout my thoughts on the November Article – A Walk To Remember published in 2013.
Link – https://prashantb.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/a-walk-to-remember-an-unforgettable-classic/

Happy Reading !!
Prashant Badiger

Treat your article like a blockbuster movie

Lights, Camera, Action !!! These three words transform a story into a full length, entertaining blockbuster movie. There is a feel of adrenaline rush in everyone while making a movie. In case of writers, the adrenaline rush is often missing due to writer’s block or lack of time and creativity. It is often a herculean task for a writer to come up with new ideas everyday to convey his thoughts to his readers. In such way, I recommend every aspiring writer to treat his article, blogpost or his upcoming book like a blockbuster movie. No matter how short you are falling of ideas, the excitement of publishing the story will be similar to releasing a new movie on Friday.

Today there are countless social networking sites which are no less than multiplexes for writers to share it to a million viewers online. The urge to connect your ideas to a million readers will give you a refreshing energy automatically to come up with a unique story. This excitement will not only improvise your writing but also give birth to many ideas that were eager to pop out on paper. Like movie producers, you don’t have to wait till Friday to publish it. The moment you have written it, just go through it and within no minute you are ready to publish your article and share it on all leading platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Stumble upon, Whatsapp, Hike etc.

No matter even if your article doesn’t get the expected response, but the adrenaline rush to convey your ideas will keep your writing process going on. This tip that I am sharing is based on my personal experience because I treat every article or blog post of mine like a blockbuster movie which is ready to hit the screens everyday. So, whatever story you write, imagine yourself are the hero, director, screenplay writer, stunt master and musician. So with your story, you are playing multiple roles at a single time. Frankly, if a writer want to say something from the bottom of his heart, he never falls short of ideas and words. Hope this tip will give a new lease of life to your ideas and motivate to take your story to a whole new level. Your red carpet is ready to be spread, so what are you waiting for? Think, Write and Publish !! The world is eagerly waiting to watch your movie.

Keep Writing, Keep reading
Prashant Badiger

My ideas and thoughts on short stories

There is never a single day in my life where I have skipped reading a book. Every week I take a timeout to enlighten my mind with one short story. The recent short story that I read was written by Avery Taylor and the title of short story was “Remember the roses”. It was a supernatural story with a touch of romance and suspense. It is story about how a ghost guides a soldier to rescue his imprisoned friend. Tightly gripped with curiosity, the story kept me engrossed till the surprising ending where the soldier comes to know about the true identity of the ghost. This short story had the sheer power to hypnotize me with its characters and the unfolding situations within a short span. If full length stories have their charisma to entertain you, then short stories leave a long-lasting impact in your heart. According to me, it’s a challenge to write a short story because it gives you a challenge to create memorable characters, engrossing plot and a powerful climax within a short span.

Especially, writers like Thomas Hardy, R.K.Narayan, O.Henry, H.H.Munro, Ruskin Bond had a unique craft in their writing skills to write simple yet memorable short stories. My bookshelf is graced and blessed with books of great author like R.K.Narayan whose classic short stories “Malgudi Days” is hailed as one of the great masterpiece in world of literature.

A humorous illustration by R.K.Laxman for Malgudi Days

A humorous illustration by R.K.Laxman for Malgudi Days

Every short story in Malgudi days has a touch of simplicity and revolves around the lives of common people we see in our everyday life and this is where lies the USP of this book. Similarly, Thomas Hardy’s short stories – Old Mrs Chundle and Melancholic hussar of german legion is a class in its own.

The stories of Thomas Hardy have a unique charm, a strange melancholy that connects with the reader in just one go. Every author has his own signature in his writing and it clearly reflects in his short story. If you have penchant for short stories, then you should definitely check out short stories written by O Henry, R.K.Narayan, Thomas Hardy, Rabindranath Tagore, Premchand, Sarat Chandra & Leo Tolstoy and Edgar Allan Poe. Even I have cherished a wish to come up with my short story collection someday soon 🙂

Hope you all loved my ideas and thoughts on short stories. Do comment your thoughts on this article.

Happy Reading
Prashant Badiger

How writing can help you overcome stress?

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Can writing really help me overcome stress? How is it possible? Sounds strange !! Isn’t it !! These are the questions that may be running in your mind about usage of writing as a healing technique to drive away worries. Yes, indeed writing can help you drive away stress, loneliness, fatigue, uncertain worries and doubtful fears. Today’s heartbreaking struggles, competitive chase for success has given rise to fatiguing stress, depressive worries followed by health problems like diabetes and blood pressure. So whether you are concerned about your job’s stability or heartbroken by a girl’s rejection, just stop thinking about the chaotic thoughts for a while. Just take a pen and a notepad and fill out all your feelings on the paper. Consider the paper as your therapist and pour out everything that is bothering you – the problems of your everyday life. Once you have written all your stressful feelings on the paper, keep the notepad in your cupboard. After a week, have a glance at the notepad where you had written all your feelings on the paper. Compare your present situation with the day when you were upset. Within no time, you will realize that the intensity of the problem which was boiling up like a milk has finally lowered down.

We, human being don’t have control over the unexpected, complex circumstances happening in our life, but we can learn to react positively and calmly to the situation we are facing. Make sure that you keep a habit of diary writing to record your thoughts on daily basis as this writing process will help you to know more about yourself and enable you to become aware of your flaws and hidden qualities you were unaware of. Instead of improving the world, let’s take an initiative to improve ourselves by writing down our feelings and share it within us. Hope this article was useful to you.Please share your thoughts and feelings about this article.

Happy Writing
Prashant Badiger