“People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.”

-Nishi Dixit


thankful monday

Hey lovelies! This week has been extremely busy, I’ve been doing all of my DofE volunteering, training, exercise and skills, as well as a bunch of revision,  tests, but at least I have all this to be thankful for…

Fashion Influx’s instagram for providing me with endless fashion inspiration.

Malala Yousafzai’s breathtaking autobiography ‘I Am Malala’.

Catching up with shows like Death In Paradise, Pramface and Silk.

It’s finally, nearly Summer. PHEW.

Going to a landmark Restaurant for my friend’s birthday…Nommm.

What have you been thankful for this week?

Away From Keyboard Until 3/3

But yes, as promised, I’m taking a little time off from the Internets for a personal project, and also because it’s a good idea every once in a while to walk away from the online world. Now seems like a good time.

Between now and March 3, the only thing I really need to let know about is the paperback version of The Human Division, which comes out on the 25th. And now I’ve just told you! So there’s that.

Please note that while I’m away from the Internets, commenting here is suspended. I’d hate to come back and have to weedwhack through trolls. Between now and then, if you comment, your comments will go into moderation. I will probably release them when I get back, unless there are too many, in which case I might go unnnnngh, and just delete them. Probably best to hold fire for a bit. Commenting will resume on the 3rd.

Until then, be good to each other and enjoy the rest of the Internet. If you must come here while I’m away, here, click this, it’ll take you to a random entry.

See you again soon.        Nishi Dixit

What Happens When I’ve Read All 101 Books?

I get asked this question a lot, either by a commenter on the blog or someone I know: What am I going to do AFTER I finish the 101 Books?

Great question. I honestly don’t know. But here’s my best guess.

And it’s one I don’t quite know the answer to…yet.

I have a few ideas rolling around in my brain, with either new lists, self-created lists, and no list at all. Whatever the case, I’m pretty certain this blog will still exist and, hopefully, I won’t have run out of ideas by then.

How that pans out could possibly determine the direction of the blog, but I don’t really know for sure. The only thing I do know for sure is that I enjoy writing  at the moment, I plan to keep on writing … 

I still believe about two more years is a safe bet. I’d like to think I’ll be wrapping up the Time list sometime around the end of 2015.

Speaking of what’s left, here are the 32 remaining books I still need to read.  Other than that, I don’t currently have anything planned out.

-Nishi Dixit

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining :)

I think everybody who knows real meaning of success & true sense of life should agree with this statement that- “Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining 🙂 “. Because life include both, good  and bad days.

good days give us happiness and bad days give us experience. so both are essential to life

“Smooth road never makes a good drives “

that’s way our life without difficulties can never makes us a great achiever. Every successful person in the world, face the initial difficulties. That how one should always be positive and should struggle for getting a good position in life without fearing of difficulties…


Music. Non Stop.

Music. It makes the world go around. Or at least, if not, it provides a much-needed soundtrack for Earth as it spins around on its axis.

Because, of course, let’s face it, these days we are loathe to do anything unless we are accompanied by our own personal soundtrack. That is why ipods were invented. I feel sure that, in the unlikely scenario that some mean spirited alien managed to switch off all music,  Earth would stop turning in protest.  It would skid to a halt, and refuse to go on spinning around until someone got the music going again. Cue Bruce Willis.  Mission: reinstate music so that the Earth has a soundtrack and can start spinning again – thus, saving the world.

Because of the place music has in my life, I’ve found myself writing posts about music that I like (and also music that I don’t like!). These so far have tended to be either memories of certain music, or speculations – often very silly – using certain songs as a starting point.

So I’ve decided to put them all here, for anyone who would like to read some music related stories. I feel that I should stress that these are not reviews, as I’m happy to leave it to people who know what they are talking about, to write reviews, and there are plenty of really good blogs out there reviewing music. These are just pieces of writing that have taken music as their point of departure, or, from some other point of departure, ended up being about music.

care to dare

Ever wonder what life would be like without risks? Would achieving your goals be as fulfilling & satisfying without hurtles? Would success taste so sweet if it was presented to us ready-made on a platter? Ummm…..May be. But it wouldn’t be thrilling!   I learned that if you go up on the ladder of success, stay humble & remember the people who helped you and were with you throughout the process. If you go otherwise, become even more humble & keep on dreaming & daring.

“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly” – John F. Kennedy

Dare to dream.
Dare to take risks.
Dare to fail.
But more importantly, dare to do it all gracefully with your head high!