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Formerly known as @Miss_Mused

Many of you would have recently noticed the sudden name change on all my social channels from @Miss_Mused to now being @nickolaikinny  Changing your name so dramatically and without warning isn’t something many of us would consider, so I thought it would be fun to tell the story of why I changed it and then tell you the story about a girl who was once known as @Miss_Mused. I decided to change i...
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Platinum Love

Dear boy, I haven't met yet ... Even though our love will one day resemble The shine of silver The warm sunshine of gold and The strength of titanium To me, our love will always truly be platinum Pure, rare, and eternal. And when we meet and fall in love It will be everything and more Growing stronger over time and ever more. With love, A girl that is hopeful... This post was ...
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The best feelings in the world

Lately, I've been so thankful for my hot chocolate every morning...because not only does it soothe my throat from the coughing but also makes me happy and spins a great mood to my day. This led me to think about the best feelings in the world. Obviously, there are more than these but here are the ones at the top of my head. 20-To be inspired and go from excitement to motivation 19- A deep ti...
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A toilsome meal

Thump ! Thump ! Thump ! It started with the pounding De-husking the skin from the rice With a heavy stick as her device Separating the two with a palm leaf sieve She wiped the summer's sweat off her face with her sari  blouse sleeve She places the grains of rice between the 2 wheels While on her haunches she sits and kneels i watched her as she started to roll the stones Her body frail ...
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My Jagriti Yatra

Earlier this month I mentioned that I was going away on a journey, a journey of transformation and discovery . A yatra … The Jagriti Yatra takes hundreds of India's highly motivated youth (with some participation of international students) between the ages of 20-25 and experienced professionals with age above 25, on a eighteen day national odyssey, introducing them to unsung heroes of India. The a...
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Look forward…..

You always have to look forward to something ! Avoid looking for money or possessions it's  our first instinct towards finding comfort. Instead look forward to Plan, Build, Create, See, Learn and Share! Then you're never going to be bored! You'll realise that you lived in and created your own comfort all along! -Inspired from my conversation with Aniceto Periera .
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Thought for the day..

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his ...
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Drawing a blank…

Have you ever tried drawing an intentional blank? STOP! Everything you're doing. DROP! Every other thought and imagine yourself, still in a blank white-walled room. It is not possible! I tried doing this by shutting everything out of my mind to find comfort and peace and to just be! It didn’t happen!! Even though i was staring at blank walls my mind was still ticking and my conscience talking (p...
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A destined traveller

  I like to believe that in my past life I was a traveller. And even though my body may have perished my thirst for travel is ever alive. I’m not aware of what I’ve already covered and what I have yet to cover ,but I believe I must start somewhere since there always is an origin and there always is a calling... Every life has an origin and they are varied and they make us distinct .We st...
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Big shoes to fill…

He made a dash for the bathroom then swerved away and dove into the sofa, his face towards the pillow. He shut his eyes tight and opened his mouth, crying but not-crying in a way he had also learned through long practise. With his mouth open his throat tight, not breathing for nearly a minute, he could somehow get the satisfaction of crying, screaming even, without anybody knowing it. He pushed hi...
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The Banyan Tree.

I had written this one for a kid's short story contest and i recently decided that its high time it made its view on my blog too :) for those you who haven't read it yet , Enjoy ! For those of you who have, Share it with someone who hasn't :) Little Rachel decided to go out and play one day. She cycled around on her little tricycle and happened to pass a tiny bed of flowers next to a big tall tre...
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Anthologies of love and loss

It stayed there, still and motionless... reminding her of the drunken and mad night that was the epitome and highlights of her emotions in the last few years. The pretence of an existence and just for the sake of living. It stayed there staring back at her, crumpled and creased on the floor , with a few buttons that rolled n sprawled away from  the scene of passion. She picked it up and it smelt...
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To all the adventure & travel buffs i know..

Soar Higher than the sky goes Climb Higher than a mountain peak Aim Beyond the seen bull's-eye Run Beyond the road that ends Trek Away from the carved path Sail Past the lined horizon Dream Even when your not asleep & Dance When the music stops Give this a chance to experience life to the core And it will bring you back asking for more…. -------------- ©23 October , 2010 Ni...
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Purviews from work.

Cityscapes portray their outlines on my window architecturally  divine, telling a story of a creator they owe Above the buildings... the birds move on their migratory flight in a sequence so synchronised, never afraid of the height Below the buildings.. a man reads his morning paper while the older ones burn on the floor eliminating the news that was , keeping hi...
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