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Writing

My unapologetic and brutally honest take on writing

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Introduction

So, you want to become a writer?

7 ways to be a successful writer.

Things I wish I knew before I started writing.

You must have come across such articles on Medium and other blogs when you first decided to start your writing journey and started actively looking for advice to help you become a successful writer. I am no different. Even I did.

But more than demystifying the whole process, I got muddled with different opinions and lost track of why I started writing in the first place.

Let me first tell you why I started writing on Medium

I loved writing right from my childhood. I would pester my…


Is it something universal or just a human construct for our convenience?

Image by the author. Captured in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Yesterday, I was discussing with my wife about Karma and luck, and if she believes in God. She said that she is an atheist but believes that if she doesn’t harm anyone then no harm will be done unto her. In other words, she believes in the proverb that ‘Life is fair’ as long as she is righteous and honest. That put me in a thinking mode.

I think sayings such as, everything happens for a reason, or, there is something good hidden in everything that happens, or, I won’t suffer because I have not hurt anyone, are in vogue…


My take on Mental Health and what we can do about it

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We have learnt in our schools that the signals from all our sensory organs go to the brain and are interpreted by it. So, the brain is like the C.P.U in our body, controlling all the other organs in our body.

Mental well-being is one aspect that drives all the other aspects of our life. Only if we are mentally fit can we be physically fit and only if we are mentally strong can we be emotionally strong. Therefore, I would like to drive home the importance of mental health with the following analogy:

Just like the most important part…


What is Scrollstack and how it could be a game-changer in the countries where Stripe payments are not supported

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In this ever-changing technological landscape where we are seeing new disruptive technologies emerging by the day, we have yet another blogging platform called Scrollstack, which is specifically founded keeping Indian creators in mind. Some of you might have heard of it but I am sure most of you, like me, were unaware of this platform. You must also be wondering why another platform and how is it different from the rest.

In this article, I am going to answer some of the most common questions, which are as follows:

  • What is Scrollstack and how is it different from other blogging…


What meditation is not and how to practice a simple guided meditation

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The two terms- Mindfulness and Meditation- have been in vogue lately. You take up any self-help or spiritual book, these are the most talked about topics and often interchangeably. There are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings revolving around these two terms.

In this article, I will try my best to introduce these two terms to the explorer who has just started on the journey to self-improvement or to find oneself.

What is Mindfulness?

If I have to describe it in a single sentence then Mindfulness is the ability to see things as they really are, that is to say to see with…


Poetry

Different people have different opinions. Whom should I listen to?

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Some say patience pays
Some say don’t wait

Some say save it for tomorrow
Some say there is no tomorrow

Some say leave it to God
Some say there is no God

Some say no need to go anywhere, everything is within
Some say travel around the world and soak the existence in

Some say don’t speak the bitter truth and hurt others
Some say don’t hurt yourself and be dead honest

Some say just breathing is not living
Some say it’s all about breathing

Whom should I listen to
Just me or just you

Or maybe I should listen…


I really liked your philosophy towards life and the optimism as well. Keep on writing and sharing.


Reflecting on breakup after accepting it

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Not sure if I owe you an apology
Or if you deserve any.

I wonder if you had had enough of me,
or of your ways.

Maybe you are also wondering the same,
Expecting me to say something,
Or maybe you’ve completely forgotten me.

I wonder if you remember my name,
I wonder if you wonder the same.

I didn’t want much from you,
But the things that made you sad,

They made me sad too.
Why? I don’t know.

I never imagined I will be punished for this,
I never imagined caring about you will lead to this.

I…

Aman Arora

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