E-Book Talk: The story of a Story

Name of the E-book: The story of a Story

Author: Ravish Mani

E-Book Released on: 21 May 2021

Available on: The Blogchatter website: https://www.theblogchatter.com/download/the-story-of-story-by-ravish-mani

Number of pages: 47

Genre: Writing

Book Blurb: The book, The Story of STORY, talks about important aspects of storytelling through the story of STORY itself from evolutionary perspective. It mainly deals with why people read stories and how to leverage it to write impactful stories for providing powerful aesthetic experience to the readers.

About the book: The Story of a story by Ravish Mani is an absolutely inspiring book for authors or aspiring authors. It covers different aspects, layered beautifully talking about the protagonist, arousal of emotions in readers, belief formation, etc. The book systematically breaks down the story of a story with excellent examples to help the reader understand very well.

The examples deserve an extra mention, they communicate the message diligently, and I personally need to re-read the book a couple of times more to understand the depth it wants an author to reach.

There is a spiritual touch to the book where the author talks of desire, karma, pain and pleasure. It is truly to be read to experience this aspect.

The author’s laptop had crashed two days prior to the submission, but the effort of launching the E-book typed on a phone is commendable. The cover page could get more creative as it is the first impression of he book.

The author has given brief information, strong words and even stronger titles that are on point. The not so long book can be read soon, but an aspiring author must make notes while reading. The miscellaneous topics are a bonus to the readers. The author’s earnest desire to share information is mentioned in his own words “It invoked a desire in me to provide useful information to aspiring authors by sharing my expertise in the field of storytelling by launching a book through this Carnival.”

This book can be downloaded from the Blogchatter website. It is a must read and will keep you engrossed with the story of a Story. It has something very transparent and raw which must be experienced.

About the Author:

Amazon.com: Ravish Mani: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

Ravish Mani is a life adviser and story consultant. He’s known in the blogosphere for his spiritual approach, analytical abilities, multidimensional perspectives, and helping nature.
He is an introvert but always ready for meaningful interaction. He lives a simple life & is fascinated by the human mind.He believes you don’t read a book, you read a mind. He loves reading books, and through books, the mind of their authors.
To know more about him, get in touch with him.
Email: booksasisee@ravishmani.com
Twitter: @ravishmani
Instagram: booksasisee

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The Vaccine – My First-hand experience at the Vaccination Centre

Your COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC
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It was 22 June 2021, a pleasant Tuesday morning, after a hot cup of strong tea, I left home to get the first dose of the vaccine. After endless tries on the computer, I decided to go to the Mysore District Hosptal. I had been there earlier for the mandatory Covid Test before joining work earlier this year.

I reached there around 7:45 a.m, there were close to 50 two wheelers parked outside the hospital premises and the glorious sun trying to trying to spread his rays through the clouds, everything seemed just right. People eagerly waiting for the counters to open, 4-5 policeman standing tall and alert. The Police men requesting us to form a queue while adhering to Covid-19 protocols and be patient till the counters open at at 9:00 a.m.

Soon at 9:00 a.m, one of the policemen began issuing tokens to the people in the queue. He made sure no one jumped the queue. My token number was 48, (I had arrived pretty early!) By 9:30 a.m, batches of 10 were called to line up in front of the registration counter

After an hour or so, I found myself at the counter, calling out my details and voilà, I had registered. I was handed over 2 forms, one to be filled with personal details and the other was to be handed over to the team that vaccinates me.

After filling the form, I was led to the Aadhar verification and instantly received the OTP which verified my details. The person at the counter asked me to to go to Room no # where the vaccinations were being administered. There was a queue of about 15 people and within a couple of minutes I was seated and the nurse administered the first dose of the vaccine. God bless her and everyone who assisted me in my battle against the SARS CoV-2. I was handed over two tablets to be taken later during the day. She also advised me to remain seated at the designated ward for half an hour .

The staff at the hospital were very kind and it was a seamless experience

The Front-line workers are relentlessly doing their duty.

We must follow the advice recommended by the WHO. .https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

The following is quoted from the WHO website.

What to do to keep yourself and others safe from COVID-19

  • Maintain at least a 1-metre distance between yourself and others to reduce your risk of infection when they cough, sneeze or speak. Maintain an even greater distance between yourself and others when indoors. The further away, the better.
  • Make wearing a mask a normal part of being around other people. The appropriate use, storage and cleaning or disposal are essential to make masks as effective as possible.

Don’t forget the basics of good hygiene

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. This eliminates germs including viruses that may be on your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately into a closed bin and wash your hands. By following good ‘respiratory hygiene’, you protect the people around you from viruses, which cause colds, flu and COVID-19.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently especially those which are regularly touched, such as door handles, faucets and phone screens.

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Do read how about the first 12 days of the lockdown announced by India, in 2020 here: https://apprendre24.wordpress.com/lockdown/

Education in the time of Covid-19

A couple of memes on Social media said “What! Education is not essential service, I have spent so many years of my life on it.” And many laughed over it. Well… It is essential according to me.

Reading learning, studying, assignments, test, exams, all are a part of education. So are mentors, teachers, non-teaching staff, seniors and friends. I knows students reading this would want friends on the top of the list.

Everyone is concerned about the students. They are important. They are our future. The Lockdown has been a complete change for them. Little ones are happy to see both parents together, not rushing goodbyes and missing their lunch box and water bottle the most. It is their responsibility to bring it back home safely. I am sure they have their eyes on them right now.

The school goings ones have mixed emotions, wondering whether staying at home and watching TV is better than going to school, or spending time with friends is better than being shouted at by Mom and Dad.

The teenagers are anyways in a world of their own, they would use Mom’s phone to chat with friends but how would they watch TV with Dad glued with it. Studying was the reason for not watching TV. Now what’s the reason?

University students are usually independent and think they know how much to study. They have their own devices and can pretty much manage online education if provided with good internet facilities. Still disputable. That’s for another day.

All these children, students have participated during the Lockdown teaching their parents how to use different social medium platforms, some have helped parents pay the household bills online, some have recorded videos of their mothers and grandmothers cooking and posted them on YouTube, many have learnt cooking through YouTube, some learnt grocery shopping, some learnt household chores like dusting, sweeping and washing dishes, while others posted beautiful pics of delicious meals prepared at home. I am sure they have done much more.

Charity begins at home. This is a famous idiom which means take care of your family before helping people living further away or in an another country. If each parent does just that, then education is not lost. Education is taking place in every home that has turned out to be the school for the child especially in large towns and cities.

Educations doesn’t involve only classroom teaching. An environment inculcating positive learning is a classroom. Let each household provide the education it can, so that when the students get back to the usual course they are ready.

Some call it Life Lessons. Some call it Education. I call it Learning.

Learning never stops.

This is a part of #CauseAChatter written for Blogchatter.