πŸ“±Social Media- A Platform to Express Yourself

Is social media a boon or a curse?

Winner of Hindustan Times Scholarship program 2017-2018

Finding your voice is a taxing challenge for every man, woman and child. Different talents must be showcased through different mediums. And not all are fortunate enough to have opportunities (such as this paper) to be recognised. Social Media serves as a platform for such people to express themselves to the world, and all they need is a gadget.

Without social media only the rich would get fame, while the poor, oppressed people would wither and die unrealised in the background. A big lie it would be to say that even on social media everyone has a chance to fame, but definitely more people are earning their place in the world than in the days gone.

Social media, however, also gently eases the pain of being parted from friends and family, as now we can commune with just a touch of our fingers. Questions may be answered faster, lessons may be shared, followers for a charity and likeminded thinkers for a protest may be gathered by just social media. News of an impending disaster or riots may be share to help people. Books can be published, hobbies can be praised, and contests may be joined, all thanks to social media.

β€˜Be a voice, not an echo.’ This is the underlying quote of social media and this is what is practiced. Everyone displays their unique personality –> may it be through photos, videos or texts, and joined together they form the most powerful mosaic in the world, able to move a mountain or raise the skies. The world would be an empty place without social media, devoid of opportunity and filled with loneliness.

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ARSHIA VORA

πŸ† WordPress Contest Nomination!

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Thank you Jade Literary Magazine Β for nominating me for this award!!!!

This was started byΒ http://www.wordpresscontest.wordpress.com

RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Make a blog post showing of your mad skills, with the badge of WordPress Contest and make the post under ‘WordPress Awards’ tag and category.
  • Show all the answers to your questions on that post,
  • Nominate 10 more people.
  • Inform them of their nomination.
  • Ask them to answer any 10 questions of your choice.

MY ANSWERS:

If you were granted one wish what would it be?

Peace on Earth, I think?

Dogs or cats?

Dogs.

Space or Ocean?

Ocean

If you were roaming around alone in an alley and you saw a chest and opened it, what would you pick- the potion to end feeling pain or the potion to stop causing pain?

I would pick the potion to stop causing pain.

If you could live in any fantasy world, what would it be?

Harry Potter world KABOOM.

Why did you start your blog?

My teacher made me, so that I could have a platform to express my poetry.

Would you rather be a writer or a reader?

Writer.

What is your favourite quote in the world?

Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both influencing injury, and remedying it- Dumbledore

Your favorite video game.

Minecraft

Do you live your dream or dream your life first?

People dream their lives before they live their dreams, because the dream has to, and always does, come first.

MY NOMINEES:

Aarushi Aiyar

Alyssa Bowman

Her Majesty

Roth Poetry

Christiannamony

Writing in North Norfork

Forgotten Meadows

Heart Breathings

Insight

Lynz real cooking

MY QUESTIONS

  1. Is beauty skin deep or not? Explain.
  2. (Question credit-Alyssa Bowman) If you could live inside the fantasy world of a book, who would you get to write it?
  3. State one interesting fact about yourself.
  4. Would you rather bully or be bullied?
  5. If you could repeat school, would you do it and why?
  6. What is the one thing you can’t live without?
  7. Who has been your biggest inspiration?
  8. If you could invent a sport, what would you call it?
  9. ‘Take care of the pennies and the pounds shall take care of themselves’ orΒ ‘Take care of the pounds and the pennies shall take care of themselves’/
  10. What is the one quote you follow with your life?

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ARSHIA VORA

🌠 I Wish

I wish.

I wish I had the power with words

That could twist through you like a fork

Bring you great agony

Cause you to stir a mutiny

Against every wrong in the world

About how people everyday suffer.

Because they have no food,

No clothes, no house, no job.

But that power isn’t mine,

I really wish it was.

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I wish

I wish I could make you understand

That the joy you see,

Is a mirage, a fake mirror

Built around to protect you

But through those cracks you’ll see,

How people truly suffer.

They plaster on that old fake smile

But really they are breaking inside

Cracking to pieces

Under the weight of the world

Carrying all their burdens

Upon their shoulders

But that power isn’t mine,

I really wish it was.

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I wish

I wish I could open up your eyes

To view Mother Nature as she dies

Like the cancer that creeps up your veins

Eradicating, killing, everything in its way

Humans accompanied by their lies

Are doing nothing for their lives

They fail to hear nature’s waning cries

But that power isn’t mine

I really wish it was.

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I wish

I wish I was able to guide you right,

Away from the world and its fake guise

Out of the veil into reality,

Where people have no health and no money

Where their wills are slowly cracking,

Lives are slowly blackening;

To get you to help them in any way possible

Stop the world from dying

At a rate abnormal.

Do everything you could,

Want to make them feel understood

End the problems of the world,

Take out the lemon from the hurt

But that power isn’t mine

I really wish it was.

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ARSHIA VORA

Runner up at the National Poetry Competition conducted by Robinage (BrightSparks). Appeared in the Robinage newspaper published in June.