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Welcome to Suprose.

Why Su-prose? "Su" in Sanskrit is a prefix for "good". This is a place where we will discuss and analyze prose (with a South Asian Connection) - that which is good, awesome, excellent, and maybe rant about prose that could be better.

Whether you love prose, are a prose expert, or want to learn more about prose, or to put it simply want to have anything to do with prose, this blog is for you.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

365 Days Of Inspiration!

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. -- Helen Keller

Thursday, January 30, 2014

365 Days Of Inspiration!


If you are going through hell, keep going." Sir Winston Churchill

  • November 30, 1874 - January 24, 1965

  • Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.



  • Enough said, so just don't give up on your dream(s)...

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    365 Days Of Inspiration!

    I got to be unstoppable.... Absolutely!
    Just one person who truly loves what they do, and keeps doing it without giving up, can motivate innumerable more!

    When you put your heart and soul into the smallest things that you do, it can make the biggest difference.

    Watch this video, to believe it!


    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

    365 Days Of Inspiration!

    We shall overcome... Whatever the obstacles may be.

    As long as our sight is set on the goal, we will continue heading towards it, even if it means stepping back a few times, before we continue walking onward...

    RIP Pete Seeger!

    The man who inspired the famous hindi song "Hum Honge Kaamyaab"
    with his song"We Shall Overcome"




    More about Pete Seeger here --
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/pete-seeger/career-timeline/51/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=americanmasters

    and here
    http://theweek.com/article/index/255630/8-songs-to-remember-pete-seeger-by

    Saturday, January 25, 2014

    365 Days Of Inspiration!

    "Being the richest man in the cemetery does not matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that matters to me." Steve Jobs

    On this 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Macintosh, it just seems appropriate to let the fabulous Steve Jobs motivate us...


    Friday, January 24, 2014

    365 Days Of Inspiration!

    This is a parable I heard as a little kid. Each time I feel as though destiny has doled out a crappy plate, I think of this and tell myself, I can create my own path, if I put in the hard work, time and effort needed.

    Once upon a time, there was a general who was leading his army into battle against an enemy ten times the size of his own.Along the way to the battle field, the troops stopped by a small temple to pray for victory.

    The general held up a coin and told his troops, "I am going to pray to the gods to help us crush our enemy. If this coin lands with the heads on top, we'll win. If it's tails, we'll lose. Our fate is in the hands of the gods. Let's all pray wholeheartedly."

    After a short prayer, the general tossed the coin. It landed with the heads on top. The troops were overjoyed and went into the battle with high spirits. And as predicted, the smaller army won the battle.
    The soldiers were thrilled, "It's good to have the gods on our side! No one can change what they have determined."

    "Really?" The general asked and he showed them the coin--both sides of it were heads.

    Our destiny lies in our hands... We need to pave our own road.

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    365 Days Of Inspiration!


    Just keep at it! Don't let small disappointments and minor hurdles throw you off the path! 


    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    Saturday, January 18, 2014

    365 Days Of Inspiration!

    "The kind of New Year’s resolution that works is when you start really slowing down and asking yourself what you want for yourself and your life in the next year. What is it that you want to offer the world? Who do you want to be, what do you want more of in your life? And then asking: “How might I get there? What would create that as a consequence?” When you start from that point of view, then New Year’s resolutions can be incredibly effective. They begin to turn your attention to choice points in your everyday life where there really are opportunities to align your energy and attention in the direction that matters to you. I think most people start from the choice points, without wondering whether this is even the right thing to be choosing. People get to the behaviors too soon, in my opinion," Says Kelly McGonigal in a TED article on The Science Of Willpower.

    This is applicable not just to new years resolutions but to pretty much any goal you set in life. Read the full article here.

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

    365 Days Of Inspiration!

    Photo Credit: Tilak 
    Clean your mind. Sleep!

    "Sleep, it turns out, may play a crucial role in our brain’s physiological maintenance. As your body sleeps, your brain is quite actively playing the part of mental janitor: It’s clearing out all of the junk that has accumulated as a result of your daily thinking," says a New York Times article. 

    Read the full article here.

    Our world is so fast paced and our lives are such a whirlwind, we sometimes forget that our bodies and minds need to recover from the daily pressures. Make sure you eat healthy, exercise, and rest. Inspiration and motivation will follow automatically.

    Sunday, January 12, 2014

    Friday, January 10, 2014

    365 Days Of Inspiration!

    If you take one more step towards your goal,
    you are better off today than you were yesterday.  -- VT


    Respect the value of every little step you take towards your goal... Each tiny step counts!

    Thursday, January 9, 2014

    365 Days Of Inspiration!

    "Even the smallest things matter! Everyday offers an opportunity. Save the shoes!" - Mark Bezos

    Take 4.09 minutes out of your busy schedule to watch this video, and be inspired.




    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xljaro_ted-talk-mark-bezos-a-life-lesson-from-a-volunteer-firefighter_lifestyle

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014

    365 Days Of Inspiration!

    “You don't give up. You don't give in. And you do whatever it takes to get the job done. That's how it works!” -- Jason Shen.
    I am a huge fan of the show "Marketplace" on NPR. Today they did a story on "Failing in order to succeed." I guess we all already know this, but to read/listen to this segment, is truly a motivation! We all learn from failures, there is no denying that. It makes us better as people, as those trying to succeed. I would love to attend FailCon, hopefully soon!

    Tuesday, January 7, 2014

    365 Days Of Inspiration!


    "Fight tooth and nail to find time, to make it. It is our true wealth, this moment, this hour, this day," says Anne Lamott in her fabulous essay "Time lost and found" in Sunset magazine



    "Turn off Twitter," she says, "And don’t clean the house. That’s what it takes to create the rich life you deserve."

    Though she talks primarily about writing in this essay, it is completely applicable to anything you want to do. 

    Unless you make time to do what you want to do, how can you achieve your goals? Take the "t' out of can't and just do it.


    Monday, January 6, 2014

    Break Through Your Creative Block


    Brain Pickings, in an article titled, How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators, lists several strategies to overcome your creative block.

    Here are my top two favorites and more importantly those that I hope to work on this ear--
    1. Get enough sleep. A sleep deprived mind is not  the most creative one.
    2. Read as much as I can. Reread my favorite books once again with a writers hat this time around.

    Read the full article at --
    http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/10/01/breakthrough-alex-cornell/

    365 Days Of Inspiration!

    "It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."  
    -- Sir Edmund Hillary

    Photo Credit: National Geographic

    Saturday, January 4, 2014

    365 Days Of Inspiration!

    “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report written on birds that he'd had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books about birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, "Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.” 

    ― Anne LamottBird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

    Friday, January 3, 2014

    365 Days Of Inspiration!



    You have brains in your head.
    You have feet in your shoes.
    You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
    You're on your own.
    And you know what you know.
    You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
    ~Dr. Seuss