My Republica

Shikha Bahety



It’s all about love, faith and hope

November 11, 2017 09:27 AM

“Giving our best each day with whatever we have and however we can is all based on the decisions we make,” this was said by one of my friends when I was confused on how things should be done. I had thirty different things to finish in a day and the time seemed shorter. Since then I have this habit of rewinding the 24 hours spent and analyzing if things could have been done in a better way.

Time and Dedication: Vital for a Child's upbringing

September 24, 2017 08:54 AM

It is so strange how the entire generation is associated with so many people whom they have never met nor heard. The bond and link of the newer lot is automatically less with the older age bracket as the family expands.

Imagine a world with gender equality

September 12, 2017 10:39 AM

We are living in the era where people have started thinking rationally; we have modernized not with technologies, but with our thoughts too.

A Tribute to Mom

September 7, 2017 10:55 AM

Many of us in this age have forgotten what our priorities are and how important it is for us to spend time around our family. We don’t realize how the time is transient and how we don’t get much time to connect with the people we meet in life.

Who needs a TAG?

September 2, 2017 09:38 AM

Love relationships are of various types; some give us what we are looking for, some change our prospect of what being together is, some last longer than we think and some end abruptly.

Till we meet again

August 23, 2017 08:35 AM

What I have realized is there is always so much to learn from a situation, a person, and even from the hardest of times. Difficult days mend a person to be stronger.

Addiction to socialize

August 2, 2017 12:04 PM

Communication has become easy with time; messages go from one country to another with a click, information can be read online and billions of people get connected every day. It is amazing how different questions are answered in no time and how internet has become an inevitable part of our life.

When you love someone, it comes back to you

July 15, 2017 13:53 PM

Being in love, falling for someone deeply and madly, doing crazy things that you had never imagined you would, the connection, chemistry, charisma, goose bumps and long conversation when you are getting to know each other, the first hug and first kiss are etched in our hearts forever.

Rules of a relationship

July 3, 2017 18:45 PM

Are there ground rules when you start a relationship? Are those rules different for each relationship? How about the rule when you are already in one? Each person that you are with is diverse, and the likes and opinions of each vary. The course of any relationship depends on the couple’s nature, understanding, compatibility and the way they complement each other. Some relations mature as the years pass, which makes the bond stronger and the relationship more powerful.

Writing is powerful

June 22, 2017 12:17 PM

It’s been four years since I have been writing. It started with penning down my feelings in a diary which created a domain for my world. It has been a great ride and I have loved writing since then. It helps me express, emote my thoughts and feelings. There is nothing better than words so I would suggest everyone to get in the practice of writing. I have explored writing on random topics, about conversations that I have with a friend, about things that I bypass every day, about places that I have visited and every minute detail of my experience.

It’s never too late

June 14, 2017 10:36 AM

In this journey called life, we go through various situations, times and circumstances. We hardly embrace the glorious mess that we are. We barely think about the strength that we have had during the most difficult times in our lives. We need to remember that life’s great lessons are usually learnt at the worst times and with the worst mistakes. We are so busy in our everyday schedule that we do not have the time to recap the way we have spent the number of years of our life. When we start summing up the timeline, we are able to connect the dots and realize that everything that has happened in our life has happened for a reason.

The choice is always yours

June 4, 2017 08:52 AM

Lately, I have been asked a lot about my career change. These are the people I have met for the first time, some I have known for a few hours. The very certain question is “After achieving a Chartered Accountancy degree, which is lot of hard work, why did you switch your stream?

The bitter truth of life

June 1, 2017 09:06 AM

I have been hearing a lot of discourse between family members and listening to the Bhagavad Gita; because of this, I have been learning a lot and have been enlightened every day. These discussions try to provide answers to the questions that I have been enquiring about life and death. They also answer questions about the structure of the universe that connects individuals and their disconnection in the end. Why does God call all the good people so soon? What is the ultimate goal of a human? How the body that we are living is not ours and how the soul stays eternal which takes form in different bodies? How is one eligible for Mokshya in their life and why does something like this happen to a person who is composed, and has always been a part of good Karma? Why do we believe that life is in our hands, while we are mere puppets?

The waiting game

May 19, 2017 23:20 PM

Each moment there is some or the other thought that keeps going on in each one of our minds. We think of many things within during 24 hours of a day. In the middle of our hectic schedule, we are always in a rush hardly have time to concentrate on one thought at one point in time. To think about it, our mind is a multi-tasker. Multi-tasking is an important skill and at the same time it gives an emotional high.

We spend 23 days in a year on our phone!

April 28, 2017 23:40 PM

As I entered a café during the weekend, my eyes led me to a quote: “It’s not about ‘having’ time. It’s about ‘making’ time”. This quote made me think about many of us who don’t value time. Some procrastinate at work and leave it for latter moment in life and some fail on time management. This delays tasks and the imagined deadline for a particular work keeps elongating.

Six annoying scenes inside movie hall

December 9, 2016 23:30 PM

We have experienced many movie marathons in our lifetime. It could be in our home studios, laptops, or going for morning shows during college days when the tickets are cheap. We have been annoyed, irritated and snapped the other person for not having a proper manner. I went for a movie and experienced all of the above.

Tarot cards, palm reading and our destiny

December 2, 2016 23:30 PM

Do you believe in future telling, palm reading, and tarot cards? Has this topic ever interested you? Most of our answers will be no when asked for the first time, yet there are many of us who visit priests to inquire about our future. One of the reasons that we go to the priests could be due to family pressure.

Why do you press like on Facebook?

November 29, 2016 23:15 PM

How do you think the number of likes increases for a user on a Facebook page? Why are people so happy if the likes on their shared photographs crosses hundred and fifty or so? What makes you like a status or a post? In which frame of thought does one actually click the like button? I have had this question to myself for long and here are a few answers, as per my experience:

Love story: the same ending

November 16, 2016 10:41 AM

Every love story is interesting; the way it starts, the first meetings, the nervousness, wanting to know more about the other person, the chase, the proposal and those forever notes.

ATM and people’s strange habits

November 5, 2016 10:20 AM

Waiting for your turn in front an ATM is boring. However, you also get to see different types of behavior during the time.  People exhibit strange acts as they wait for their turn to take cash out from the Automated Teller Machine.