IT’S THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF AGILEOPEDIA

Happy anniversary to my blog, It’s been 2 years since I started the blog and this is a very special moment for me and I feel very happy when I look down the line with the fact that I have made it for 2 years.

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Calls for Celebration – Turned Terrific 2 today with all your love

It all started with a particular intention and over the course of time it changed rapidly, (change and adaptability is the only constant) and improved (at least I feel so) with the help and feedback from fellow bloggers. It is also a wonderful experience to get connected to so many other fantastic and creative bloggers who post amazing and interesting stuff (esp. the writers – poems/poetry/story telling – amazing stuff) which otherwise I would have never discovered. Thanks to all the creative people out there.

It is also a time to take a pause and thank all the people who stop by and read the post, to all my followers,  people who like my photographs and for their engagement and motivational words.

Special mention at this moment for Cee who had helped me out a lot in setting it up and also for the various challenges which is managed by Cee. Thanks for everything!

Once again, thanks to each and every one of you for keeping me motivated and for all your lovely words which keeps me inspired to keep up with the blog up and running. It was the love and warmth from everyone that made this journey  a pleasant one.

Happy blogging, keep posting, lots of love and a BIG KISS & HUG 🙂

Time to re-organize the blog – Your opinion matters

Good morning everyone, hope you are having a wonderful Monday.

I have decided to rename the blog title and tag line. Like most of us, I am also scared and fussy while going ahead with this change. So I decided to announce as well as take an opinion from you all before going ahead with the changes.

It was high time for renaming the blog title and tag to relate the stuff and be more precise towards the blog . Though a little late, I finally came up with the title and tag line:

Site Title: Subhash Chatterji’s agile world

Tag Line: Connecting photo with thoughts

The URL remains the same as is as I cannot see any significant gain, given the overhead involved, further I tried to co-relate it with the title.

It would be in fact an honor for me if you can share your thoughts and opinions around it and also respond to the opinion poll below:

So why this change?

I began my blogging journey back in August 2014 and I had my own plans behind starting my blog. Very soon, indeed almost in a week I realized that it won’t be a good idea to continue on that aspect as it would lead to redundancy until I was too much creative(which am not 😦 ). The web already had a lot of similar stuff actually.Thereafter I moved on to writing short posts and also responded to the daily prompts and gradually in the process learned various aspects of blogosphere.

Currently I am mostly posting photographs with short write ups and try to connect my thoughts with them, which I do seem to enjoy.

Through this post I would also like to thank my fellow bloggers, followers, visitors and all those who have constantly kept me motivated to keep me coming back to this place and keep this blog up and running. The blog I feel is incomplete until and unless you have others engaged with you and I am privileged to have many of you. A big thanks to everyone for your visits, likes and comments.

I hope you all like this change and accept it 🙂

Special Thanks

A special word of mention goes for Cee Neuner with whom I got connected thorugh blogging and who drew my attention towards photography too. Thanks a lot Cee for your continuous motivation and help and wish you keep growing in personal, professional and blogging world.

Happy posting!!

Regards

Subhash Chatterji

Namesake…

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare

I am a great admirer of William Shakespeare and wherever you find this quote to its contrary you find his name written beneath.If you had the choice, would you rename yourself or stick to your name?

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Name handled and delivered with Love @https://agileopedia.com/

People are very choosy when it comes to naming their children; some also celebrate this moment while some sects even have functions or ceremonies defined for the purpose of naming a baby.

I am sure parents across the world are equally excited when a new one joins the family and are excited to choose a name wisely.

As far as India is concerned it plays very important part in almost all religions and across all genres of society. We spend considerable amount of time in researching the new comer’s name. Trivial techniques consist of seeking advice from elders and asking your family and friends for suggestion.

The factors which are usually considered while naming in this part of the world are:

  • Unique: It should be as unique as possible; no one should have heard it before. People end up keeping complex name for their babies owing to this at times difficult to pronounce.
  • Meaningful:  Name should have a proper meaning. Most of the time name is not a proper noun.
  • Holy: Try to name your baby after the name of God/Goddess like Radha, Krishna, Sia etc.
  • Nickname: In a majority of the cases this name gets derived over time by what most people start calling you when you were born. This is contributed by Grandparents, parents, siblings and neighbors. It is too late when you realize that your baby has got a name.  This is name by which the new born will be known for the rest of his life to his entire family and friends and neighbors. There may be more than one nickname.It is associated with a lot of love and tied with sweet memories.
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Key chain bearing my name @https://agileopedia.com/

My name(Subhash) too has a very special significance and at the same time it holds a very high regard in the society. I will go ahead in explaining about this.

1- Meaning

If I break it up it will split in:

Subhash – Su + Bhash

It consists of

Su – it means beautiful, good or well. It is used in conjuction with greeting like Subh Ratri ( Good night), Subh Din( Good Day) Subh Diwali (Happy Diwali).

Bhash – it means well spoken language or speech.

So combining the two, Subhash implies a person who is very well spoken.

2-Namesake

I have a namesake, a person who played a very significant role in liberating India. Reference is to the freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, as my parents were a big follower of his so they named me after him. Netaji holds a place of great respect and esteem in the Indian society and he is regarded as the founder of INA.

I am proud of my name and always take with a pride and love to keep it, thanks Mom and Dad for this nomenclature. It will always remind me of the fact:

  1. To be well spoken
  2. To remember Netaji
  3. Remind me of my Mom and Dad.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and let me know your namesake.

Special thanks to 6 year old daughter  Pearl who helped me to photograph the key chain despite her busy morning schedule to compete with the school bus in the morning, Love you baby.

 

Blogging Unplugged

How do you power up and super charge your blog. I wrote a similar post to the daily prompt on o6th Nov 2014 here.

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Power Writing or Writing Power

Let me share again a few tips which for sure will be helpful:

  1. Blog Category or Voice: Do you have a particular reason for starting your blog. People blog about photography, cooking tips, parenting, motivation and other stuff. So although this may sound implicit but it is very important for one to realize the sole motto why he is here, why am I writing the posts in the blog. Once you have a vision for your blog half of your battle is won.
  2. 1 % Rule: I read this a few months back and it is very motivating, just do 1% daily of your goal. This means at the end of the month you will achieve 30%. so in other words you can make 30 posts a month. Believe me this is possible, just give a try.
  3. Simple Sharing: Your post doesn’t need to be out of the world or a first time read for the world. Share what you know, what you have heard, what your Mom,Dad, Granny or Kid has told you or your experiences with them.You may find it trivial but there are many people out there for whom it will be a first time read, they will love it. So get rid of this belief – “I may be writing about trivial facts’. Share your experience of a book you read or a movie you saw recently, trust me people will love to read your summary and the way you have shown your interpretation skills. Be simple in writing your posts, you need not showcase your oxford dictionary skills and use the most complex words to leave your readers Google about it. Being simple will help you connect with others.
  4. Reading: One of the most important trait is to read what others are writing. Also indulge in reading stuff from other bloggers. This will help your creative imagination to divulge, you will gather more ways to coin your voice. Some good blogs which are very active and you can take inspiration from:
    1. http://ceenphotography.com/ – Photography blog and organises Daily and weekly photo challenges.
    2. http://judydykstrabrown.com – Unique mixing of poetry in posts.
    3. http://angloswiss-chronicles.com/ – Excellent creative writing and story telling.
  5. Buy Time: This one is the toughest part. I am thankful to GOD that he has blessed everyone with 24 hours, rich, fat, slim or tall all human beings are having the same time boundary. It is crucial how you plan your time, so be good in your planning and ask yourself when is the best time to do some scribbling in your post. Indeed I have to buy time from my wife, kid, office and friends to post. Morning hours works for me.
  6. Thoughts for a post: You might be having some fix time for your bog, however the best thoughts come to me at stranger times, when I am sipping a coffee in the evening, taking a bath or listening a song. Recollect your thoughts before posting, make a list of topics which came to your mind which you believe could make a good new post.
  7. Writing Prompts: Follow daily writing prompts, it will help you initially to write even in topics in which you are not comfortable. This brings us out of the comfort zone.
  8. Read what you write: Before you hit the Publish button or even after that read your post once, does it make an appeal to you. What you did not like to read, you shouldn’t expect others to read it.
  9. Be Happy: Be happy, chase your dreams and ambitions – what I want to convey is, create positive vibes by your post, talk about some skills, your photographic or your poetic side. There is a lot of negativity around. People are genuinely not interested to read about it, Be the happy person to post and soon you will be the catalyst to create a ripple of happiness like a stone thrown in still water creates ripples.
  10. Stop worrying: Stop thinking what will people think about me when they read my post. Start writing first and let others do the thinking. We should not worry about actions which are beyond our control. This is a single reason which is killing the dreams of millions – “The worlds biggest fear, what they will say my dear”.Bury your worries and be free from fear of others,, create trust in yourself and you will be rocking not only in your blog but wherever you are.
  11. Engage and interact with others.
  12. Respect comments on your blog and also be kind to leave a word in other posts which you like.

So just get going and set your post rolling out.

Right Here Right Now…

Right here right now is the perfect time to do everything.

Get up get going rock the world because it’s the time to do right now or never.

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Right Here Right Now – Do it now or never

Enjoy the fragrance of life

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Enjoy the fragrance of life…

Right now Milk a Cow

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Enjoy a dance party or host one.

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Enjoy a dance party – http://agileopedia.com/

Take your favourite ride.

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Take your favourite ride – http://agileopedia.com/

Right now play an adventure sport.

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Right now play an adventure sport – http://agileopedia.com/

Enjoy a puppet show right now

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Enjoy a puppet show right now – http://agileopedia.com/

Right here play your favourite music instrument

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Right here play your favourite music instrument – http://agileopedia.com/

Enjoy the Masala Food and add spice to your life.

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Enjoy the Masala Food and add spice to your life. – http://agileopedia.com/

Dance in the rain…

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Listen live to your favourite band right now

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Listen to your favourite band live right now – http://agileopedia.com/

Enjoy your favourite drink right now.

 

Enjoy your favourite drink right now.

 

Get your hands dirty on cooking right now –

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Get your hands dirty on cooking right now – http://agileopedia.com/

 

Take the perfect selfie or velfie right here right now, until you succeed.

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Take the perfect selfie or velfie right here right now, until you succeed. – http://agileopedia.com/

 

Listen to this song right now – trust me

Trust me – so that you can experience the best video on survival of the fittest right now.

Do it now or regret forever….

Adieu 2015

The sun is set for the last day of the year and we await a new dawn of 2016.

I am sure you all must have had a terrific year and fulfilled your dreams and ambitions.

 

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Sunset at India Gate

It was a pretty good year for me too and I gained a lot in this year, learned about photography, blogging, started following some new Indian classical music. There were a few lows which were not so significant.

Let us all forget the lows and misses of 2015 and spread our wings freely like the birds and explore the horizon on 2016. Let truth, peace and prosperity prevail on Earth for one and all.

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Dahlia Flower, Let peace prevail, Welcome 2016. – http://agileopedia.com/

May this year shower loads of blessings, prosperity and peace. Hope all your wishes and dreams come true and you excel in 2016.

Wish you all a wonderful new year and have a safe eve.

With this message and the flower reflecting the peace within I happily close on my last post of the year.

Catch you all tomorrow.

Does Life give a second chance?

 

We as humans do make mistakes, or take a bad decision and if I leave apart the intensity and rank them equally, do people stand a chance to bounce back or there are no second chances?

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Does life give us a second chance @http://agileopedia.com/

May be there are occasions when you:

  • Mess up at a presentation.
  • Loose a deal
  • Break a heart
  • Are rude towards others
  • Cant take back your words

I am certain that if you recollect yourself and give your best you definitely stand a chance to get back on track. It is up to us whether we want to ponder and curse about the situation or rise up again and give our best to minimize the damage and break even. During such situation it is always important to have a good friend, relative or someone in your professional circle with whom you can always discuss and seek advice from be it a personal or a professional matter.

Although we must try not to mess with the first chance provided as you will not be fortunate every time and some misses are irrecoverable and it can only be minimized. So it is all about making the best after the worst has happened.

Just don’t loose hope, realise your fault and at times the guilt. Build your confidence to bounce back on life. Always stay positive and prove the world your worth. Don’t stop believing in yourself.

Love to hear from you all about your take on the subject.

 

 

 

 

The 3 Musketeers…

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Strange Trio @http://agileopedia.com/

This is one of the few photographs which keeps me thinking how to caption it and what to caption it, a strange Trio.

 

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The 3 Musketeers – Kids with their GrandPas @http://agileopedia.com/

I call this The 6 Musketeers – as the child and their grandparents both fall in this category.

This one is indeed a story of time in itself, The centre one is my Dad with his grand daughter and the other gentlemen are his best friends. The 3 guys are childhood friends and their sons are too. Here you see the joy that they are having a future generation in their hands, it gives immense pleasure to live this.

Have a lovely weekend ahead and stay blessed.