Wednesday, 15 May 2019

NETTIPATNAM - Kerela Crafts


In last summer vacation I visited Kerela I must say I instantly fell in love with the weather. It was major relief from the scorching heat of Delhi to cool breezes of seacoast. The backwaters with the lush green surroundings were really bliss.

Kerela is known best for it beaches, backwaters and most importantly its handicrafts. It was so mesmerizing to see the beautiful artifacts at various places we visited. Few things caught my attention and one of those from Kerela crafts that made me to stop was Nettipatam. Its intricate design left me awestruck and so I decided to explore more about it.

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Friday, 10 May 2019

Book Review: Once UpOn a Genie by Durriya Kapasi



I stumbled upon this book on Half Baked Beans Facebook Page and downloaded it few months back. The title of the book, always made to start reading this book as a word Genie would take me to fantasy land. I am glad that this stumble was pleasant one, so now coming up with a review of this book.

Book Title & Cover:

Book Title “Once Up on a Genie” by Durriya Kapaasi will definitely makes many to pick a book and start reading as many readers want to be in a land where imaginations have no limits.



Book cover is yellow based where a Genie is appearing from the bottle and aback cover has main character Daisy and her best friend Darren.
Story revolves around these three characters and they do justice on the cover page.

About the Author: 
Durriya Kapasi is a Creative Writing Teacher, a foodie and a traveller. She is a cancer survivor and now she also supports and motivates cancer patients. Born in India and now she is best selling author with debut novel.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Z - ZODIAC - Lessons from #NatureRepository


Did you ever feel connected to a person from a whole bunch?
Did you feel concern to a friend without his/her saying?
Do you know exactly how someone is going to behave?
Does your habits are closely similar to someone else?

Are you thinking of persons that fit in to this category? Have you ever wondered upon these issues? Is it coincidence or same life style?  

Today, we take up Zodiac for letter Z for #AtoZChallenge & #BlogchatterA2Z in our #NatureRepositoy series.

Zodiac compatibility also plays a great role to have a smooth ride of life. The similarities in thoughts actions work behavior connect all of us around the world, connected through the galaxy. Yes we cannot deny the fact that universe plays a role in our mannerism and the way we are connected to the other person. Personas falling in same zodiac do have behavioral and psychological similarities.

ZOdiac Compatibility - AuraOfThoughts

Monday, 29 April 2019

Y - YEAST - Lessons from #NatureRepository


For the second last letter for the challenge #AtoZChallenge & #BlogchatterA2Z, we pick a nature’s creation YEAST.

If you are thinking why we have picked a topic from Fungi kingdom, then let us tell you that nature comes in every form, good or bad, safe or unsafe.

Yeast grows individually or in clusters, and most important is that they are evolutionary. Yeast can make many things, which is like magic. If Yeast is added in bread dough, then we have soft fluffy bread. So a little natural ingredient with a a capability to turn the entire bread soft.

So do we, humans have a part of Yeast in us?

Yeast like Humans - AuraOfThoughts

Saturday, 27 April 2019

X - XEROPHYTE - Lessons from #NatureRepository


Let us imagine a situation where 7 friends are stuck in a deserted place and are only left with one bottle of water. How will they manage, as their destination is quiet far? Probably they will only drink when they just can’t bear the thirst.

Well today with the third last alphabet X we have picked up the word 'Xerophyte'.  The xerophytes also survive exactly the similar way. These are the plants that need bare minimum water to survive in tough conditions. They are the desert flora which adapt to fight extreme temperatures. In most of the places xeroscaping is adapted as these plants require minimal or no maintenance.

Friday, 26 April 2019

W - WAVES - Lessons from #NatureRepository


In our 23rd post for the series in #NatureRepository for #AtoZChallenge & #BlogchatterA2Z we have come up with Waves for letter W. Waves has astounding energy and power. Don’t believe it; take a look at the video which was shot by me last year at Kochi Fort, Kerela in India.



The sound of waves is so energetic, that I was forced to capture it for my future bundle of motivation. Waves have a special quality in them they keep on going. Yes 24*7 the waves keep rising keeps lowering but surely they are continuous.

Waves Magic - AuraOfThoughts

Become Published Author with #BlogchatterEBook Carnival



Our journey with Blogchatter started in 2016 one of the twitter chats which Blogchatter holds each Wednesday till date with topics that help Bloggers to grow. And we are growing with Blogchatter each day and in past 2 years we have published our eBooks in EBook Carnival and later we published on KDP.

Many ask us what is the advantage of publishing the eBook while you can directly publish it in Amazon KDP, so here are pointers.



Thursday, 25 April 2019

V - VOLCANO - Lessons from #NatureRepository


Lets hop on to the 5th last letter 'V' of the #AtoZChallenge. We have picked the word 'Volcano' to drop in our bag of #NatureRepository. Volcano as we all are well aware erupts due to excessive pressure from within the earth's crust the top layers cracks open and spills out the red-hot molten lava and gases.

Italy's Vesuvius is the most dangerous volcano in the world. There are many reasons which causes volcanoes happen, when magma from beneath the earths crust rises to the surface of the earth pressure is build up in the mountain, and it eventually explodes. When the magma bursts out of the earth, it is called lava.  Anger in humans can be easily related to volcano, don't you agree?