I am sure you would have read hundreds of write-ups on freelancing with irresistible titles like “How I made $10,000 in my freelancing”. The internet is loaded with such stories. I promise you this write-up would not overwhelm you with any more such ideas.

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A woman sitting on a lounge area with a lot of frames on her background wall and working on her laptop
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When I started as a freelancer, I used to read many such articles and was quite fascinated by many of them. But little did I think if freelancing was for me. In my opinion, not everybody can sustain as a freelancer for long unless they have a few qualities. Every day hundreds of freelancers enter this…


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Have you woken up most of the mornings thinking about your career, relationship, or anything else that has been shaking your energy for long? Have you been wondering if you are wasting too much of your time and energy on something that is not working? Have you ever wondered if you are moving ahead on the right path?

The universe always talks to us through different signs, but do we really see and understand them? Only if each one of us could decipher these signs, we would have been successful and the world would have seen more millionaires and billionaires…


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A person with coat and tie pointing his index finger towards the camera
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The recent news about Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Warren Buffet paying minimum- sometimes even nothing on federal income tax has raised an eyebrow in many. Earlier when Trump was accused of similar charges, most of us assumed that he manipulated the system well enough to get rid of the tax, little did we all know that the system had enough loopholes to be penetrated by many.

A recent investigative report on the 25 richest Americans, has clearly exposed how the tax system is not fair for all taxpayers. ProPublica, an independent non-profit newsroom, has published a report recently that Jeff…


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A scared woman lying on bed covered with a white blanket with only her eyes and forehead exposed
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Last year this time, when COVID’19 was tearing down the globe and millions of precious lives were lost, mask seemed to be the only protective shield each one of us had. From the supermarket giants to street vendors, mask mandate has been a common sign on every door that we push or pull. Wearing them seemed to have mitigated much of the risks from the virus.

When a mask mandate was announced last year, getting used to wearing one was a bit difficult for many. Not just for health reasons but many were not ready to compromise on the beauty…


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A woman with a blue jacket on showing a placard “Stop Asian Hate” amidst a group of people staging a peaceful protest.
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Half a million people in the United States stay on H1 B VISAs as per research in Economic Policy Institute. At least twice this number of people’s lives is in limbo every year of their VISA extension majority being Asian Americans. The anxiety that continues year after year for immigrants on Work VISA is a never-ending misery.

Let me acknowledge something here first. Settling down in the US like many others was my dream. It was the work-life balance that attracted me here. Although the nature of the job was the same back in my home country, the long commutes…


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“Your kids will have to show up a passing score in their upcoming exams to retain their admission with this reputed school”- said the principal to our mom while she was seeking admission for her 3 kids in the middle of the school year.

Unknowing what else to do and with lots of thoughts in her head, she signs her acceptance to keep her children’s dreams alive.

It was during June 1990, our family came to India for a summer vacation. Little did we all know we would never be able to go back to Kuwait, where I and my…


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Let us all agree. We have all borrowed something from someone at some point of time in life. Am sure most of us ensured that they were returned safe and with minimal damage.

If we have been so concerned for these trivial and materialistic things, shouldn’t we own the same responsibility in returning the soul that we borrowed from this universe?

Your soul is the life force that drives you every day, and the mind is nothing but its projection. When your soul is clear and pure, the clarity of your mind and the thought process get better.

How many…


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Simone Biles’s recent walkout from the big brand — Nike, raised the eyebrows of many. She was the second female athlete to split from the brand to join a relatively smaller brand.

I felt like it wasn’t just about my achievements, it’s what I stood for and how they are going to help me use my voice and also be a voice for females and kids -said Biles after her split with the endorsement giant.

Biles being a superstar gymnast felt she did not receive fair attention and close-ups in the recent Nike ad celebrating black female athletes, as much…


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I understand that being successful as a new writer is not easy. It could be overwhelming among millions of other bloggers out there. When I started writing a few months back, it was the same for me too. I would come up with topics, thinking the reader might feel overjoyed and my piece would be a hit, and boom! nothing happens.‘Becoming viral ‘ is the new trend; but as newbies, that should not be your focus in its entirety.

One should remember that each article you create today would remain in this cloud of the internet for years and is…


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The murky future of the world is inevitable with the current rate of Global warming and Climate change. World leaders are actively and heavily funding to curb the causes for this seemingly inexorable crisis.
Climate change is not a one-off instance but a process and has been happening over the years, Global warming being the major contributing factor.

Amazon wildfires have been a real concern for environmentalists around the globe. 2020 had seen a substantial increase in the number of wildfires. …

Srimathi Ashok

Mom, Writer, Nature lover and IT professional

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