Vidya Sury

Going A-Musing, Collecting Smiles

UTI Women’s No.1 Problem

UTI Women’s No.1 Problem

What? Never heard of it? Urinary Tract Infection or UTI is not the exclusive domain of women. Everyone suffers from it one time or other.

I don’t know what it is, but the three friends I chatted with last week all had varying stages of UTI or the dreaded Urinary Tract Infection. The weather was partially responsible for the frequent “urge” and there were other issues, too.

So I figured, why not…

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Give Me Black #WhatTheBlack

Give Me Black #WhatTheBlack

Black is among my preferred colors. You’ll often see me dressed in black. Besides that fact that I’ve got a stack of at least 20 black t-shirts giving people the impression that I live in the same t-shirt and jeans of varying shades, truth is – I love black. Only I, my family and perhaps my neighbors know that I wash them after every use. I do. And then I lovingly fold them and place them in my…

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When It Rains Haiku

When It Rains Haiku

I had a mad day today and didn’t have much screen time, except to quickly check email and tackle a couple of client things. One has priorities you know! By the time I was done with my offline stuff, I was too sleepy to post. So I decided to quickly post some haikuthat I wrote on rain. Yes, it is raining cats, dogs…the whole zoo here. The weather is beautiful and we’re grateful for the rains. Here…

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A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter via @Hootsuite

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter via @Hootsuite

I love Twitter. And I love it because I use Hootsuite, which makes my social media life super-easy. I’ve tried different social media dashboards, but Hootsuite is the best. So when I came across this wonderful poem “A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter” at the Hootsuite blog, I was excited. I have to share it with you!

Here’s the text version of the poem

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter


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Eat Move Sleep. Book Review

Eat Move Sleep. Book Review

Book Title: Eat Move Sleep (How small choices lead to big changes)
Author: Tom Rath
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Missionday; First Edition edition (October 8, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1939714001
ISBN-13: 978-1939714008

Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes

If I were to tell you that you can enjoy big changes by making small choices, would you be interested? I would.


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Why Writers Block Is Afraid Of Me

Why Writers Block Is Afraid Of Me

It is true.  Writers Block and its cousin Bloggers Block are afraid of me.

You want to know why, of course.

Why Writers Block / Bloggers Block Are Afraid of Me I love to write.

On my kitchen shelf.
In a pad I always carry.
At the back of books. Why do you think they leave one blank page?
When I am sitting in front of my computer screen, I use the “compose” mode in Gmail (who calls it…

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WordPress Tips. Ignore At Your Own Risk

WordPress Tips. Ignore At Your Own Risk

I was busy today with some long-pending house-cleaning and I must confess I am having a good time discovering things I’d forgotten I had, going through old stuff – which is how I came across my Mom’s diary and posted Desiderata yesterday. Best kind of mini break, wouldn’t you say?

So we’re right in the midst of two Blogging Challenges  – the Ultimate Blogging Challenge July 2014 and BlogHer’s…

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It is true what is said about seeing farther when we stand on the shoulders of giants. Some classic poems are so full of wisdom and life lessons that it is a joy to read them. They inspire. They encourage. They fill us with hope.

One of my favorite poems is “Desiderata“. I was going through some old books over the weekend when I came across one of my Mom’sdiaries. She was fond of writing down…

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Self Help Is The Best Help

Self Help Is The Best Help

Life at the Sury household was rather slow the past week.

First, we had heavy rains, which was welcome, after the disgusting heat. But then, even though we knew the rains were necessary, it was quite annoying as it did not actually rain consistently. It would drizzle one moment, and then the sun would shine weakly. Somehow, it did not manage to quell the heat. Then, for three evenings straight,…

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