About

Hello friends!! Thank you for dropping in. I’m glad you’re here.

Wondering what this ‘magnanimous’ word is all about?  Well, the name of my blog ‘Magnanimous Word’ just came by, like some revelation.  Probably because words have always fascinated me.

Word is divine – most religions say that.  Word is a bond – giving a word implies commitment and people die for their word.

Words have great power to hurt or heal. They can break it or make it. In the form of compliments and praise, words can build someone up. By way of insults and humiliation, words can tear someone down, sometimes for the full life.

Words can inspire and motivate. Our actions, that cause revolution and change the world have their seeds in our thoughts, ideas and words.

If words have so much power to change the world, then writers should make sure it is a positive change. Let’s keep our words generous and abundant in giving, forgiving, inspiring and sharing.

And that’s what I try to do through my blog – by using words that convey truth, humour, sadness, romance, inspiration and much more.  A huge variety of themes, social messages, feelings and emotions can be seen in my writings – poems, stories, musings, articles. I’m equally comfortable in all genres.

Most of the posts are my creation – my own words and pictures. Very occasionally I bring in other people’s stories and thoughts to inspire you. In this case, I fully cite and acknowledge the author, poet or creator. Otherwise assume the work is mine, of course with full copyright.

I write about whatever I observed in life, from my experiences. Like a proverbial cat with nine lives, have lived many lives in one single life, at least in my variety of career experiences as well as moving from one city to another, or one suburb to another which meant friends too kept on changing.

All in all, a wider exposure to life often comes with wonderful gains along with losses and resultant instabilities and insecurities. I’ll share some of them with my readers so that it can inspire or guide someone in some way .

Quite often my work is sheer imagination with no relation whatsoever to my life, or to any known person or character. So there you go 🙂

Please stay a while.  Check out all the stories and ideas, and feel free to give me your suggestions to improve the blog.

~~ Alka ‘Pahwa’ Girdhar ~~

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94 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi I have just nominated you for a small award given by blogging community to fellow bloggers – The Leibster Award
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    If you accept it, this is what you have to do. http://wordingwell.com/the-liebster-award-the-official-rules-my-first-blog-award-and-a-few-personal-secrets-revealed/

    And this is how you can display the award on your sidebar
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  2. pray

    Rehearse the patterns in your head.
    The weight on your ankle is dead.
    You are free to speak your mind.
    And express your intentions, cruel and kind.
    Get ready for the mythical lot.
    And the sound that silences your thoughts .
    Shake off your fear and cone undone.
    Give yourself as the circle is one.

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    • Thanks for your lovely inspiring words. I read them properly today only as they somehow got overlooked by me. Every word is worth following.

      And here’s what the poet Rabindernath Tagore had to say in his popular poem:

      “Where The Mind Is Without Fear
      Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
      Where knowledge is free
      Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
      By narrow domestic walls
      Where words come out from the depth of truth
      Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
      Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
      Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
      Where the mind is led forward by thee
      Into ever-widening thought and action
      Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.”

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    • Thanks a lot for nominating me for Creative Bloggers Award. Or is it actually Blog Tour Award?.
      Till now I have not accepted the previous offers I had for awards. But if I decide to accept award given by you, I will first finish the process with other awards and then then come to Creative Blogger. This will take a few days. Hope that’s ok.

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      • Ya. Thank you.
        Take your time, there is no rush.
        As far as I know they are different. One asks questions on your creative process and other asks you to say some personal facts about you.

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  4. Alka, Robyn with WordPress wants you to get in touch with her because she feels the problem is in your account. You can get her at en.forums.wordpress.com there is a forum topic on this already going on. This should take you right into that forum

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  5. Thanks for dropping by and liking my “Summer’s Delight” post. I do enjoy my morning cup of coffee, responding to replies and getting to know others by meandering their blogs. It’s the “return policy” of blogging, right? I so enjoy your words here, about words. Do take a look back at my About, and you will find out quickly, even though I am sure there is a huge age gap between us, how akin we are in our thinking. Hope you’ll enjoy meanding through my site a bit more — it is my Ode to the power of words. When my children were young (now 38 and 40), in their teriffic twos (prefer that wording rather than the stereo-typical Terrible Twos), I would say to them “Use your words!” when they would break into those high pitched screams of “Mine” or unhappiness or frustration. And now, after all these years, I find myself following the same moniker!
    Again, thanks for stopping by — will spend some time now meandering your site too — great word, “meandering” — almost as fun to say as “delectable”!
    lillian

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    • HI Lillian,

      Thanks for the lovely warm message. Thanks for appreciating my words about ‘words’. I had a look at your About and know you think like me about words. Yes, I too will ‘meander’ your site and am sure someone with such sensitivity towards words is equally sensitive towards life issues too. I enjoyed reading about your children. Even when they are grown up, for mums they are the same. We mothers remain the same but they inevitably change. Wisdom lies in accepting the change that our dear ones go through as each life is a separate journey, their own path towards progress, their own experiences in external world that we may not even know of.
      Thanks for stopping by my site! Indeed as you say, there are some crisp words that we enjoy are saying out loud – delectable, meandering, incorrigible, ostentatious, scrumptious…:) 🙂
      Regards

      Alka

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    • Those were pretty pictures you painted in my head.
      With a palette of words.
      I can almost smell your cup of coffee.
      And hear your toddlers throwing a tantrum.
      🙂
      Words are Beautiful and Powerful.

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  6. Thanks for dropping into my site, alka, in turn enabling my access to your wonderful world of words. I am sure there exists a beautiful architecture lying in latent wait to emerge gloriously through your words and images. I hope to be a keen spectator…best wishes.. Raj.

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    • Thanks! I reached your wonderful and informative site via some other site. Indeed words are the tools that we all use to build our sites, to fulfill the very purpose of our site as well as to reach out to the world. Best wishes to you too!

      Alka

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  7. Hello. thanks for the like on my Singular Sensation post. I can definitely relate to nearly everything you said/feel about blogging, identifying one’s readers and ultimately just writing for the joy of it. More power to you!

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    • Thanks Julia for nominating me for this award! It’s an honor.
      Ever since I became active on my blog, I’ve been offered many different awards and I’m embarrassed to admit that I still haven’t answered the questions that were a part of the process. I will start the process soon as we must embrace the abundance and love that comes our way.
      Regards and blessings!

      Alka

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  9. Alka, Ive enjoyed reading the contents of your site…very interesting and helpful information. I look forward to reading more. Thank you for sharing a part of your life.

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  10. Hello Alka, it is great knowing you. Thanks for liking my posts. I have been reading your creations but somehow missed commenting on your about page. You are a talented and creative writer. Hopefully we will have a great association. lots of wishes, Rashmi

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    • Hi,

      Nice to meet you too!
      Thanks for dropping by and for all the nice words you’ve written about the words I wrote about words.
      You too have a great day! Welcome back anytime.

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  13. Hey Alka!

    I would like to make a suggestion to add in a bit more details to this About page.

    I have this habit of finding out the personality of the writer after reading one of their posts. I think other readers of yours would also be delighted to get a glimpse of your life and know you more.

    Never mind me, if you don’t agree with me.
    Have a Great Day Alka! 🙂

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