18 Jun 2017

#277 Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day to all fatherly figures of my life.

I’m running short of words to express my gratitude for having received a lot of care and support from you. I have no idea if I’m done my part as a daughter well but I’m always amazed at the way of yours in meeting every responsibilities of your life so well.  I promise to make you proud.

May you be blessed with wonderful days with infinite happiness and good health in days to come.

P.S: Coincidentally the number of the post is the number of the house I lived in and so many memorable events cherishing each of them even today!

16 Jun 2017

#276 Gambling with EE

Welcome to the word of Electrical Engineering.
I've opened a new blog in wordpress having domain name- Gambling with EE : Gambling with EE at wordpress 
This is an introductory post. A little about myself: I'm Swati Sarangi and have been graduated in Electrical Engineering from the prestigious institute of Odisha, Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology Sarang, situated in the industrial region of state and the bank of magnificent river, Brahmani.
This blog has been designed to share materials and strategies with aspirants preparing for various competitive exams; technical and non-technical.

Taking up Electrical Engineering and finding a way out through it is no less than playing a gamble. It gets addictive with time, trust me! No matter how much you try to go away from it, it keeps pulling you towards it provided you've spent a considerable time with it in your undergraduate level.
And, now guessing the title of the blog will never be tough for the readers!

Signing off for now

Swati Sarangi
An Electrical Engineering Graduate (2011-2015)

#276 Contest at Mirakee

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14 Jun 2017

#275 Result of Giveaway contest

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Here comes the biggest surprise at the end of the day!  

#274 Published Writer Badge of Mirakee

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10 Jun 2017

#272 My Happy Moments

My Happy Moments

Happiness is a relative concept in a sense that the association of this unique order of alphabets to its meaning changes from person to person. It is also influenced by various factors; both internal and external. One important thing that I observed after having travelled through various frames of space and time that the quotient of happiness is situation-oriented. For example, during my childhood and days at school, my happiness was only related to things of academics like good grades, appreciation from my teachers, books, copies, pens, colours and other products of stationary. As I grew older, I found the centroid of my happiness getting shifted to inner satisfaction rather than materialistic possessions. Attachment to materialistic stuffs may not guarantee happiness in a long term.

Reflecting on my happy-moments, here I make a brief list,
I’m happy when I’m with my family. It’s the biggest reason behind my happiness. It stimulates the flow of hormones in my body which are responsible for creating an aura of happiness in my mind.  

·        I’m happy when I’m able to accomplish my to-do list that I always make during the beginning of my day. The sense of satisfaction that comes to me when I strike off the tasks that I’ve completed is simply inexplicable.

·        I’m happy when I keep up my profile of a student alive. The learning experience is not only confined to classroom or lecture halls but also to a live class called LIFE.  Oh! Yes, I’m a student of life and consistently want to learn from every experience of it.

·        I’m happy when I get to do what I enjoy the most. I enjoy getting engrossed in my hobbies in my spare time which includes reading, writing, singing, painting, teaching, cooking, crafts etc.

·        I’m happy when I’m able to help anyone in any possible way. What can bring more satisfaction than using my energy and resources in life of others or aiding to someone in need. The help does not have to be in physical form always. It can be emotional, mental, psychological, moral etc.

·        I’m happy when I’m able to realise the blessings of my life because of family and friends I possess, then I start to feel the flow of abundance in my life.

·         I’m happy when I get the company of intellectual people from whom I can learn a lot to improve myself.

·        I’m happy when like-minded people are around me. It’s when I feel myself being accepted the most and the process of sharing my emotions and feelings becomes very very easy.

·        I’m happy when my thoughts are synchronised and my mind is at peace. As a result of this, I’m able to express myself in a better way.

·        I’m happy when my talent is genuinely appreciated and encouraged.

·        I’m happy when I’m able to reciprocate the warmth of various relationships that I’ve blessed to experience.

Happiness is an eternal bliss that each of us has right to. Being happy is always a choice that life offers us. Our happiness is often snatched away when we start to associate it with something which is ephemeral.  Trying to be the version of myself that I always want to be is what makes me happy. The ultimate happiness will come to me when I’m able to accomplish the reason behind my existence. I’m on that process of discovering that reason! 

Concluding this post with the following quote,“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness”,Marcus Aurelius

Swati Sarangi

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3 Jun 2017

#269 In the end

In the end

I always wonder what matters the most in the end ? Here I’m referring the end to the completion of a task on to-do list that requires the execution of a well devised plan on a long term.

This topic prompts me to scroll down my memory lane. During my school days at KV, I had a dream to see my name painted over the board indicating the names of toppers of class X and XII which was nailed to the wall adjacent to Teacher’s staff room. Along with it, I also cherished a dream of scoring highest marks in Hindi in my school to  accomplish what was never done in the history of my school; a student from non-Hindi speaking state scoring the highest marks in Hindi and also to prove the naysayers that with dedication and hard work, any dream can be achieved.

So, I took up the battle to attain the goal that I had set for me.  English was the subject I had always penchant for and reading anything in English never bored me. I wanted to develop similar interest for Hindi. I knew that to be a good writer in any language, one has to be a voracious reader. So, I started reading as much as I can in Hindi. There were spiritual magazines being subscribed by my father which contained interesting stories with messages at the end.  Reading it not only developed a great vocabulary but also inculcated strong values at the tender stage of adolescence.

Language Hindi, not being very scientific nature, has associated two genders to almost every word. There’s no special category for non-living things as they too are associated with either masculine or feminine gender. This was the major difficulty that I faced in associating the gender with every word, especially with inanimate things. To remove this, I started listening to people primarily belonging to Hindi speaking state, with utmost care which later got converted into an intuitive feeling.

Listening and reading were like the external stimuli for my goal but the actual workout was to practice. I devised a plan to write one essay or paragraph in Hindi every morning and got it evaluated by my sister, whose write up in Hindi always inspired me. I carried out this plan for 2 years and surprisingly it was something that pushed me out of my bed as early as 5a.m in the morning. I practised a lot of mock test under timed environment to build up my confidence. Every time I fell down, I picked myself up, dusted myself off to make me prepared for the decisive day. I did not want to run away from the stage before the final show!

The board exam of 10th got over and I was confident about my efforts. The result came in my favour by God’s grace and a score of 95 out of 100 in Hindi was like a treat to my eyes. It gave me a sense of achievement- done and dusted.   

From this experience, I got important lessons for good,

·        What matters in the end is the satisfaction of accomplishing the task you’ve always thought of more than the result itself. The result always gets reciprocated by the efforts carried out consistently till the attainment of goal.

·        Knowledge is one of the most unbiased entities in the universe. Anybody irrespective of gender, age, religion, caste , creed can attain it.

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Swati Sarangi


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#268 Tribal Art



The Conclusion