Posted in Zafu #LifeBeyondStigma

Friend as Zafu


” I am really sad because of all difficulties I am facing in my life,I am not getting promoted ,my salary doesn’t justify the hard work I put in my work,I need to buy a home which I can’t do and sometimes I feel like my life has no motive ” ,He told to his friend.

“You know you should thank to God for capabilities  you have and you can always find other options to get what you want ,sometimes time doesn’t work according to our effort, but that doesn’t mean that we get anxious and stop trying.Also when you feel that you don’t have motive in life, try to help those who don’t have education to find work , who can’t afford a place to buy on rent even and who don’t have food to eat”, his friend said.

This is just a piece of fiction but I think  if every friend act as zafu, help his/her friend in realising the importance of their life and show them facets of positivity when they need it most then stress, depression and suicide like terms will be rarely heard.

Thought of the day :

When ever you feel that you are the most unhappy person on earth, look around yourself and you will find people who have many more reasons of grief but still they manage to smile and think positive.

© Payal Tyagi,Writings By Payal Tyagi

Posted in Zafu #LifeBeyondStigma

Schools are no more “Temples of Education”


“ Since the time Rubina started going to new school, she ain’t enjoying her school days and most of the time make excuses for staying at home.I am afraid, what could be reason of this drastic change ? ”,her mother told to her neighbour, whom daughter Neha is Rubina’s classmate.

“My daughter also told me that Rubina doesn’t talk  much in class and  teachers insulted her sometimes for not doing home work and clam up in class, probably this could be the reason of the excuses she make, for not going to school.”

“But at least she should be interested in making new friends ,even Neha ain’t her friend.Doesn’t Neha like her company ?? ”

“Sorry ,I have never conversed about it with Neha ,so I can’t say.But you can directly question her.”

“Yeah I need to find out solution of this puzzle .”

Suddenly the bell rang ……

“Ah ! Someone is there at the door,I think it must be Neha. I will just come.”

“Yeah Sure”

“Hey Mom ,Why you took so much time in opening door ??” Neha asked to her mother.

“Beta, I was just talking to Meeta Aunty (Rubina’s Mom).She is here. Go and meet her,I will bring you juice.”

“Hi Aunty,How are you ?? ”

“I am good beta, how are you ? How is your school going ?”

“I am fine Aunty and school is  phenomenal.”

“Seems you enjoy a lot in school.”

“Yeah Aunty,I really love going to school.I am favourite of many teachers and have really great friends in school.”

“Oh !! That’s sounds so perplexing.”

“ Why Aunty ?? ”

“Because none of this is happening with Rubina, that’s the reason beta, I am sitting here.Can you tell me why Rubina feel so isolated in school that she doesn’t enjoy spending time in school ??”

“Aunty as far I know, nobody wants to talk to her in class.”

“Why??” ( Meeta was stopped dead after listening this )

“Because most of the time she doesn’t clam up when teachers ask her something.The only subject she love is Arts.So other subject teachers ordered the class mates to be at daggers drawn with her. ”

“What ?? This is happening with her and she never told me about it. How teachers can teach children such act of forbidding ?? I need to talk with the Principal about it.

Thanks for your help Beta.”

“No problem Aunty but I think it’s Rubina’s fault as she is not concentrating on her studies and so teachers don’t like her.

Neha’s mom stared at her , gesturing for not behaving this way.But she ignored.

And I have also heard from class mates that Rubina belongs to poor family and that’s why she is like this.”

“What ? ? Oh My God !! Is that also the point to consider ?? Neha beta I don’t know whether you will get my point or not, but it could be vice-versa.May be she don’t like her teachers and that’s why she don’t focus on other subjects apart from arts.Since the ancient ages ,teachers had the history of being partial on the basis of background of children, so why can’t they would be now (crying on her daughter’s ordeal )”

Rubina’ s father was a Farmer and  he wanted his daughter to be in top school of the city so that she may receive quality education and reach at a level where they couldn’t but little did they know that schools also judge students on basis of father’s occupation.

I agree with the fact that competition should be there in schools, but what kind of competition is this, where a child become a loser, in judgement  of other people on the basis of family background ??

Why teachers can’t treat every child equally ,irrespective of whether student is concentrating /not concentrating on studies ? Isn’t their responsibility to check what’s wrong with the child and how they can improve, rather than just giving the punishment of isolation ??

It is always said that, “schools days are best ”.But  it’s a wrong statement for those children who doesn’t get a  second chance ,when they remain unable to prove themselves in first round.

This is the reason why children come under stress and anxiety at such a age when they  should live their life care free.


This  is the first time I am penning down a tale, inspired by true events.Thanks for reading and please share your feedback.Your feedback will help me to improve and ink more quality work for you.

Posted in TravelMemoirs

Vivid – A festival of lights and themes in Sydney

How many of you have heard about Vivid festival which is celebrated amidst May and June every year ?? This festival is a specialty of Sydney and people from all parts of Australia and overseas travel this time to Sydney to become fascinated by the spectacular views of  architectural buildings and top most attractions. This festival is just not popular because of the lights and colours but due to the creativity of themes too.Every year the themes will be different.Either a theme gives a message or it depicts some art . Rather than any more words of applause now ,let me just present some of the mesmerising images of top most attractions of Circular Quay, Sydney for better understanding.

VIVID Sydney 2017

Harbour Bridge and view of the city


On the wall of Harbour Bridge -The EORA ( Depiction of Aboriginals )


The Shining of Opera House in Vivid colours ( View from the cruise )

Vivid Sydney 2017, Harbour Lights. 26/5/2017
Photo James Horan/Destination NSW

Another view of Opera House and the people from top .

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Organic vibrations on The Art Gallery in The Rocks


“Freedom of movement” at The Rocks


This building gave pain in the neck while watching


This picture witness the excitement in people.Every one is busy in clicking pictures  and capturing moments.



Hope you enjoyed the moment ,

Never let smile fall off from your face.

Posted in Achievement

Make some noise again

I am really happy that Writings By Payal Tyagi is getting praised through different awards . So this time a new award has come in  list of my blog which is none other than Mystery Blogger Award  because every writer live with two personalities ,one which is in front of the world, a jovial face and the other one which is hidden, a dark soul filled with deep thoughts which creates mystery. Thank you Tish MacWebber for giving honourable Mystery Blogger Award to my blog.

Thank you Eni (Okoto Enigma) for creating this wonderful award. I feel awards are a source of cheering fellow bloggers in the community by notifying them about their great  work which is fabulous notion.


Rules of  The Mystery Blogger Award :

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and post a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the blog and provide a link to their blog also
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice; with one strange or funny question
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

Three things that I never shared about me on my blog:

  1.  Neither I am  an introvert nor having social anxiety but sometimes I just love being alone and enjoy my own company .
  2. I have a dream of traveling the whole world and doing most of the adventures till now I had been on roller coasters,  did snorkelling, quad biking ,helicopter scenic flights but there is lot more to do.
  3. I want to write and publish a book which is in zone of writer’s block right now because I have the story in mind but I am still not confident enough to ink it on the paper.

My fellow bloggers whom I wanna cheer this time are :

1.Raja Short Stories

2.Orlando espinosa

3.Sweta Ojha

4.Tony Burgess

5.Sree Blogs

6.Sheetal Bhardwaj

7.Idealize Blog

8.Jay Colby

My questions are same as forwarded :

  1. How long have you been Blogging?
  2. If you could put a face and a name to your Muse, who would it be? (My silly question) :

It would be a puppy who sometimes get angry ,most of  the time do cute activities but always remain loyal.

  1. What is your why, as in why do you write ?

I had thoroughly answered first and third question in an interview ,please click below on the shared link :

4.Do you listen to music while writing?  If so, what artists and or types of music do you enjoy listening to while writing?  Does it change as your story develops?

No when I write I don’t need music even because I remain lost in my world until I complete.

5.Who is your favourite published Author?  Do you read their books only once, or do you read them frequently?  If you can’t narrow it down to just one, two or three are also acceptable as an answer, as I have three at the moment, and that is in the top three of a long list of many.

I don’t have a specific answer to this question because I don’t follow any author,I just follow the genre.Hope my answer is justified..he..he

Links to some of my  best work :

Friend as Zafu

Writer’s Block

Posted in poetry

Writer’s Block


It happens with every writer,

when they try to knit the sweater ;

of muses designed in mind,

which while penning down doesn’t bind.

Sometimes they rummage for notions around search engine

and then try to  shot the words from mind’s gun,

but pouring of  thoughts sometimes get lock,

that is the world of writer’s block.

Posted in poetry

A Garden of Roses (Tanka)

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Varieties of roses

White ,peach ,pink ,yellow and red.

Some  kissed by black ants

On others honeybees were sucking nectar.

Ignoring thorns on which roses laid on.

© Payal Tyagi

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today – Dale Carnegie

Thanks for reading .
Enjoy the different pictures of roses in the slide show 🙂

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