I know the quote goes ‘When one door closes, another opens.’ But why didn’t anyone ever try opening the closed door?Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman)
I know the quote goes ‘When one door closes, another opens.’ But why didn’t anyone ever try opening the closed door?Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman)
Knowing a person is like music. What attracts us to them is their melody, and as we get to know who they are, we learn their lyrics.Unknown
Hello, fellow Mumblers! I hope you are all safe and doing well. Firstly, thank you so much for the many congratulatory messages you all sent me for my last post. I am also sending loads of love and positivity your way!
Now, coming to the questions for this post. Thank you so very much for sparing some time and sending in such beautiful and thoughtful questions which I will be answering now. If you haven’t read my about page yet, go read it here. As for the questions you sent, here we go:
Era @ The Hidden Soul asked:
1. Which topic do you love most writing about?
I don’t think I have exploited my potential as much to be able to decide what I like yet. However, I do like writing about nature quite a lot. You might have already noticed it in this post- Serenity: A Firsthand Experience.
2. One song, to which, you always find yourself connected to?
I don’t really have a go-to song but these days I’ll be found humming the song ‘Chota Sa Fasana’ from the movie Karwaan.
3. If you meet your younger self, what advice you would like to give her?
Well, I think I’m too young to give any advice yet. I’ll give that answer in a few years Though I’d definitely tell her to stretch more so that she can gain some more height!
4. What you want to be?
I really don’t know this yet. This is probably the question that always haunts me. ( And my poor parents too! ) Wait for a few years for this one too!
5. Do you think, time travel is possible and if possible is it ok to modulate past events or future things?
With the current technology that we have, I don’t think time travel is possible. However, I do think that it might be possible in some time from now since everything that we have now was once impossible. Even if it does become possible, I don’t think it’d be a good idea to modulate events. It’ll be quite tempting but I’m a strong believer that whatever happens, happens for good. I’d still love to visit the various stages, though- the past and the future, without altering them.
Jatin @ Jatin’s golB asked:
1. How did you start your blogging journey?
Well, the idea of starting a blog was in my mind for quite a while but I somehow couldn’t find the time. Thanks to this pandemic and the lockdown, I could finally start this blog. If you want to know some more details, click here.
2. What do you like best in your life?
I am very happy with all the gifts of life and this pandemic has only reignited my sense of gratitude for them. For me, my family stands first. I like them the best! And thank God for cakes and ice-creams too!
3. ाााााााााााााााााााााााााााााााााााााााााााााााााााााा ाThe final question is, do you love nature or not?
Yes! I absolutely love nature-it’s my place to rejuvenate. If you love nature too, you might like this post as well.
Potterheadaanya @ Soaring Firebolt asked:
I would like to know how old are you and if you will be my friend?
Age is just a number, my dear friend! I hope you got your answer.
Also if you are a grammar freak and have to correct someone if they spell a word wrong (I do that a lot)?
Yes, oh my God, I thought these ones had gone extinct. I’m glad to find someone like me! My friends teasingly call me the grammar Nazi
Harsh @ Cryptic’s World asked:
What do you like to do other than writing?
I love reading, eating and sleeping, in the same order. Or maybe eating more than reading, I’m quite a foodie!
Aashi @ Falling Upwards asked:
I want you to correctly describe yourself in 3 words.
Selectively social extrovert. ( Do you like my answer? )
Aashi @ weaver_of_words asked:
What is one incident from your childhood that you will never forget?
So I was once going somewhere and a cute, little white puppy came out of the blue and started playing with me. It is one of the sweetest memories I have. It was adorable, it even left a pawprint on my dress as a memento!
truthisacommodity asked: ( Sorry, I don’t know your name, would you like to share?)
Where are you from? and suppose you get an opportunity to work abroad, what country would you choose?
I’m a proud Indian and have no idea which country I’d like to go to, if any, that is. Let’s see what the future beholds!
Aditi @ What are you up to during the lockdown asked:
1. What is your personality like?
Honestly, I myself don’t know what I am like. Overall, though, I’m usually the quite type who observes more than speaking. My friends call me the ‘mommy’ of the group, though I’m the youngest.
2. Who is your favorite singer or band (or both)?
I’m a sucker at picking favourites, please don’t make me do this!
3. Who is your biggest inspiration in life?
I draw inspiration from all people who have excelled in their field of work or exhibited exemplary behaviour, especially women. They can thus range from Malala Yousafzai, Lilly Singh(Superwoman), Priyanka Chopra and Twinkle Khanna( I think she is so witty) to Mahatma Gandhi. And my parents, of course!
4. Why did you start blogging?
I started this blog as I wanted to connect with fellow readers and writers, irrespective of age,sex,nationality,colour and other such distinctions. I wanted to discover the relevance and relatibility of my thoughts and perceptions in today’s world. Aptly named, the blog will be about my thoughts,poems and feelings on everything,ranging from entertainment,political affairs and mental health issues to my personal problems like loads of homework.Lions, Ruskin Bond and my New Blog, Jumbled Mumbles
If you haven’t read this post of mine yet, click here to read it.
5. Lastly, do you have any pets, if yes then what are they and what are their names?
No, I do not have any pets. However, I would love to adopt a dog in future as I absolutely love dogs. I have fostered many cats in my backyard already, though. Do they count as pets? We named them Cookie, Berry and Pie. ( Told you I was a foodie, don’t judge! )
I’m also a mental health advocate and a dog person(though I don’t hate cats,either).Know Me, Jumbled Mumbles
If you haven’t read my about page (still?), go check it out here.
A huge shoutout to these amazing bloggers, go check out their blogs! They did make me rack my brains!
Thank you so much for reading through these! Do let me know if I missed out any of your questions and if you like the answers of the above questions. Stay safe, stay happy! Much love!
Hello, fellow Mumblers! Thank you for the 50 followers! We are a family of 50 now! I’m so sorry if I sound too excited(that’s because I very much am!). Thank you so very much to everyone who has ever read even a single post of mine. Thank you for each and every like, repost, pingback and of course, follow!
Just about a month back, I made this decision to join this wonderful community and it was indeed one of the best decisions I have ever made. I feel that there is such a positive group here. I have only received utmost love and appreciation from all of you. Thank you so much for that!
Now coming to that special something. This Saturday, I would like to do a ‘Know Me Better’ post. I want to do this to connect with all of you and let you know what kind of a person sits behind this screen. You might know something about me through my ‘Know Me’ page. (If you haven’t read that page yet, click here to visit it.) However, I want to connect better with you. For this, I require your assistance. I want you to post the questions you would want me to answer in the comments below and I will be answering them this Saturday. Stay safe, stay happy! Much love!
Hello, fellow Mumblers! This time, I’ve come up with a new kind of poem. I say so because I don’t know if such a style of writing exists.( If it already does, let me know what it’s called in the comments below). In this poem, I have tried to weave a story with two parallel narratives and each alternate line is part of one narrative. I don’t even know if I’m making sense here and if this is understandable. Please let me know if you could understand it and if you liked it too. Enjoy! Much love!
P.S. – It might help if you read the whole thing once and then just the alternate lines together.
The glasses clinked
The mirror shattered
Smoke floated, from a roll
And from a stove
Sounds heard, of forced laughter
And those of suppressed sobs
Jealousy gulped down with anti-depressants
And anger with the bitter concoction
Inside, a dark mess of self-hate
And a faint glimmer of hope
Outside, the lives of the elite
And those of the others
Sudah banyak perusahaan, institusi pemerintah dan lembaga-lembaga lainnya yang sudah merasakan manfaatnya dari ilmu yang diperoleh oleh para alumni STIBA-IEC karena STIBA-IEC memberikan peluang kerja dan profesi yang cukup menjanjikan berdasarkan pengetahuan yang diperoleh dari masing-masing mata kuliah yang diantaranya yaitu menjadi:
Ada beberapa mata kuliah unggulan yang sangat diminati yaitu diantaranya:
|BEASISWA STIBA-IEC JAKARTA|
TAHUN AKADEMIK 2020/2021
|Beasiswa Awal Kuliah||Persyaratan|
|Potongan/Diskon Rp. 2.000.000 untuk biaya Semester 1||a. Hasil test masuk STIBA-IEC Jakarta min. 90 atau;b. Nilai Ijazah min. 90|
|Potongan/Diskon Rp. 1.000.000 untuk biaya semester 1||a. Hasil test masuk STIBA-IEC Jakarta min. 80 atau;b. Nilai Ijazah min. 80|
|Bantuan biaya kuliah||1.||Mahasiswa berprestasi|
|2.||Mahasiswa kurang mampu|
Perkuliahan di STIBA-IEC Jakarta sangat fleksibel khususnya bagi yang sudah bekerja/karyawan.
Bagi yang kerja kena shift dapat menyesuaikan dengan pekerjaannya.
STIBA-IEC memberikan kemudahan dalam membayar biaya kuliah, bisa system bulanan atau semester. Kedua pembayaran biaya tersebut harus ditransfer melalui bank yang telah ditentukan.
Pendirian Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing IEC tidak dapat dipisahkan dari keberadaan Lembaga Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris IEC (Intensive English Course). IEC didirikan pada tahun 1968. Selama itu pula IEC telah berkembang dengan bertambahnya jumlah cabang-cabang. Pengalaman IEC dalam mengelola pendidikan Bahasa Inggris juga semakin matang. Oleh karena itu timbul pemikiran untuk mendirikan lembaga pendidikan formal yang dapat menampung keinginan lulusan IEC maupun masyarakat luas untuk melanjutkan pendidikan tinggi. Keinginan itu mulai dirintis dengan mempersiapkan segala suatu yang diperlukan untuk mendirikan perguruan tinggi, mulai dari penyusunan studi kelayakan, pengajuan ijin ke Direktorat Jenderal Perguruan Tinggi, presentasi, dan sebagainya.
Proses memperoleh ijin pendirian lembaga dan pembukaan program studi ternyata tidak sederhana dan mudah. Banyak tahap harus dilalui dan banyak persyaratan harus dipenuhi. Pertama, kita harus memiliki yayasan yang akan mengelola perguruan tinggi yang akan didirikan. Kedua, kita harus memiliki fasilitas minimal yang diperlukan seperti lahan calon kampus, gedung, ruang-ruang, perpustakaan, laboratorium, dan sebagainya. Ketiga harus tersedia calon dosen tetap dengan kualifiksasi tertentu.
Berkat usaha keras, bantuan, dan do’a banyak pihak, akhirnya pada tanggal 30 Agustus 2001, kami mendapat Surat Keputusan Menteri Pendidikan Nasional Republik Indonesia nomor: 144/D/O/2003 tentang Ijin Pendirian Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing IEC dan Pembukaan Program Studi Bahasa Inggris dan Bahasa Cina. Dengan bekal SK itu kami berusaha mempromosikan lembaga ini kepada masyarakat melalui media Koran, radio, spanduk, brosur, dan lain-lain. Kami membuka pendaftaran mahasiswa baru selama satu bulan dan mendapatkan jumlah mahasiswa sebanyak tujuh puluh mahasiswa. Sayangnya Program Studi Bahasa Cina belum mendapatkan jumlah mahasiswa yang memadai sehingga belum dibuka kelas Bahasa Cina. Namun, kami baru merintis melalui kursus Bahasa Mandarin.
Pada tahun kedua kami mencoba membuka program-program baru seperti Diploma I dan Transfer dari D3 ke S1. Dengan dibukanya program tersebut kami mendapat mahasiswa baru sejumlah 100 orang. Pada tahun ketiga kami mencoba membuat program baru lagi yaitu D1 untuk guru Bahasa Inggris TK atau SD. Seiring dengan minat masyarakat yang tinggi terhadap pendidikan perguruan tinggi dan memahami pentingnya bahasa Inggris, maka dari tahun ke tahun jumlah mahasiswa meningkat. Akhirnya di tahun ke enam tepatnya pada tanggal 10 Agustus 2006 Badan Akreditasi Nasional Perguruan Tinggi menyatakan bahwa program studi sarjana bahasa sastra Inggris STIBA-IEC memperoleh Akreditasi B yang dinyatakan dengan nomor . 09942/AK-X-S1-011/ BAABES / VIII / 2006.
Di tahun 2008, karena berkurangnya peminat jurusan bahasa mandarin, kami putuskan untuk menutup program tersebut. Di tahun 2009 kami mendapatkan izin pendirian untuk diploma III Bahasa Inggris berdasarkan Surat Keputusan Direktur Jenderal Pendidikan Tinggi Departmen Pendidikan Nasional Republik Indonesia nomor 1712/D/T/2009 tertanggal 17 September 2009. Dengan bervariasinya program ini kami berharap dapat mengakomodasi berbagai kepentingan masyarakat.
Untuk memberi kesempatan kepada mereka yang sudah bekerja kami juga membuat variasi waktu dan hari kuliah. Bagi mereka yang tidak bekerja di pagi hari, kami sediakan kelas pagi, sedangkan yang bekerja di siang hari kami sediakan kelas malam.
Rivers know this: There is no hurry. We will get there some day.A.A. Milne
Hello, fellow Mumblers! In my last post, I took you all to my maternal grandparents’ house. This time, I will walk you through my paternal grandparents’ town. Their house is just a few metres away from the mighty Ganga river. As big as it is, it flows along just as gently. One of my favourite pastimes is to sit on the ghat’s steps, watch the placid river move swiftly and get lost in the bustling yet tranquil landscape. This becomes all the more soothing when the sun sets. The sky darkens and all around you is just a beautiful blanket of bluish darkness. The sky above and the river infront mirror each other while the street and temple lights become tiny, yellow specks. One day, you will see a devout local woman offering prayers and feeding the fish and excited tourists taking a dip to wash off all their sins, on others. The day ends with the magnificient aarti(prayer), invoking the blessings of the river goddess and distribution of the prasad( offerings of food to the goddess which are then distributed among devotees). The Ganga aarti is indeed an experience to revel in, atleast once in a lifetime. Enjoy the poem! Much love!
The air infused with the divine fragrance
Of flower and incense.
The intoxication of the blessed prasadam
Calming my pulsating nerves.
The flicker of the diya’s flame
Ebbing gently on its path to eternal rest on the Holy Ganges
The distantly resounding sounds of the aarti
Emanating from the resplendent temple
The sudden shrill cry of the conch
As if to declare war on all evil
While this is a sacred space for the devout
It is an even enchanting sight to behold
For the pariahs.
Sometimes someday it’s very important to remind yourself that’s it’s ok not to be ok.
We all know that things change, people and surroundings change. But what we forget is to remind ourselves about the change.
Make sure that you remind yourself about the changes that take place in life and let things go. It will hurt you, will make you feel lonely but one day all will be ok.
Hold yourself strong, as who knows what will be tomorrow. It may or may not be one of the best days of your life.
Many are struggling with number of mental and health issues,
Majority of people have forgotten to close eyes and give time to self.
So, close your eyes right away, make yourself calm and peaceful from within,
Don’t ask yourself what’s wrong, as the answer will be nothing,
Don’t keep yourself saying the world loves you,
As you yet have to learn to love yourself first,
It’s fine if you are broken from inside,
Face it and get through yourself from this darkness,
Knowing the fact that leading an illusionary life will lead to complications, still we hide in that lie to find peace.
Come out from that illusion, face the naked reality, as it’s the only fact that will give courage to differentiate between the real and fake surroundings.
You will be alone, but will manage to go through it.