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Top 10 tips to become a Successful Freelance Writer

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I often get queries from people asking me advice on how to became a freelance writer. I feel it is quite flattering but at the same time becomes difficult to explain each time. To make it easier on everyone, I figured it made sense to write about the top 10 tips to become a successful freelance writer and next time someone asks me, I can just pass them this link. These days content writing has become one of the most common freelance activity one can do, sitting in the comfort of their homes. This does not mean anyone and everyone can become a successful freelance writer. Though it sounds easy, you need to possess a certain skill set to be successful, just like you need for any other job. Image courtesy: freedigitalphotos.net Here are the tips for you: 1) Love for writing: You need to love writing and have a flair for it. If you eat, sleep and dream writing, then this job is perfect for you. Not only will you need that passion but also the creativity to write on a var

Winner of Caption Contest 25

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Here is the winner of the Caption Contest 25 ‘You think you are funny?’   Shivani:  UKAL BADEE KEE BHAINS Congratulations!!! Drop me a mail at  and I will mail you the trophy. Hope to see you in another round of Caption Contest this Wednesday.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist - A Book Review

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I read this book mainly out of curiosity for it's name and the name "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" is quite so apt for the book. The movie release also prompted me to read it. I believe in reading books and then watching movies, as most times the nuances in a book are lost in translation during the making of a movie. The entire story of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" is a narrative by the main character called Changez a Pakistani man, to a stranger who is an American. The setting of the story is a single evening in a Lahore Cafe where Changez tells the American about his life in America, his love affair with an American woman and finally the reason why he abandoned his life there and returned home. The entire story is in a monologue format and not once throughout the book do we see any words being spoken by the American. After a while you get the feeling that Changez is narrating you his life's story.  The book is simply brilliant because of the way

Caption Contest 25 "You think you are funny?"

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This is Caption Contest 25 'You think you are funny? Please give a funny caption to the picture below. Image Courtesy : Google All the Best.  P.S: For those people who would like to know the rules, please check  here . 

Lootera - A movie review

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I had read mixed reviews about Lootera so I was a bit hesitant to watch it. I went with an open mind and boy I was not disappointed. Lootera is based on O'Henry's short story "The last leaf". I had read this story during my school days and as such knew the plot of story. I have not seen Vikramaditya Motwane's directorial d├ębut "Udaan", but had heard a lot of praise for it. "Lootera" stands the acid test and is one fine piece of art. The film is set in 1953, during the time, when Zamindari abolition act was about to be passed. Varun (Ranveer Singh) is an archaeologist who comes for a dig to Pakhi's (Sonakshi Sinha) fathers land. Their encounter slowly blossoms into romance, which later turns into betrayal for Pakhi, when Varun disappears from her life. Their next chance counter is after a year in a remote cabin in Dalhousie when Pakhi is struggling to deal with her emotions for the man she once loved and Varun seeks atonement for his mi

Winner of Caption contest 24 ' You think you are funny?"

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Here is the winner of the Caption Contest 24 ‘You think you are funny?’   Seena :  "Special Recession Offer - Hire One get One free - Gardener cum Barber - comes with own tools ". Congratulations!!! Drop me a mail at  and I will mail you the trophy. Hope to see you in another round of Caption Contest this Wednesday.

Caption Contest 24 "You think you are funny?"

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This is Caption Contest 24 'You think you are funny? Please give a funny caption to the picture below. All the Best.  P.S: For those people who would like to know the rules, please check  here . 

Sab Chalta Hai

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The "sab chalta hai" attitude of Indians is quite famous and many even take pride in having this state of mind. Have we become a society which is used to accepting a mediocre quality of life? Are we so immune to this attitude of our fellow countrymen that we don't stop to think twice whether it is right or wrong? Image courtesy: www.mutiny.in Everyday we face these situations, where "thoda adjust kar lo" has become a slogan of sorts. I believe that unless we live in a different country/place where things are much better managed, we can never know the difference.  I have noticed these very annoying habits amongst people and they remain the same wherever you go in India. 1) What Queue? : People have no patience to wait in a queue for their turn. I have seen it happening at a number of places. People will push and shove you to be first at the movie ticket window or they will completely bypass the entire line and form a second line in front of that window

Winner of Caption Contest 23 "You think you are funny?"

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Here is the winner of the Caption Contest 23, ‘You think you are funny?’   Rachna Parmar :  Your tooth is just a stone's throw away! Congratulations!!! Drop me a mail at  and I will mail you the trophy. Hope to see you in another round of Caption Contest this Wednesday.