Ritika Bajaj

255 Flips | 4 Magazines | 1 Following | 5 Followers | @RitikaBajaj24 | I have the mind of a writer-editor- blogger, heart of an entrepreneur & educationist and soul that is forever seeking spiritual & philosophical ideas

Choose Less And Gain More

‘<i>Only once you give yourself permission to stop trying to do it all, to stop saying yes to everyone, can you make your highest contribution towards</i> …

Self-improvement

The 80/20 Rule Can Transform Your Life too

<b>Friend:</b> <i>The positive in life is so minimal…. The ratio of positive to negative — in terms of duration and intensity — is like 20:80…hardly worth</i> …

Security is a Myth

Job security<br>Financial security <br>Life security<br>Emotional security<p>All myths —<br>Concepts that we seek, but forever elude us… <br>Concepts that sound good, but …

Insecurity

Follow Your Inner Compass

I don’t understand playing by rules, I don’t understand playing safe.<p>Both in life or work, something only has to trigger me, for me to go all out and …

Bollywood

Don’t Let Your Beliefs Limit You

What are beliefs?<p><b>A collection of thoughts we’ve acquired over a period of time.</b><p>We believe these thoughts to be true… We’ve come to accept them as …

Breaking Away

Say Yes to Life!

What I wouldn’t do for a few more winks of sleep on a monsoon morning in Mumbai… But a routine has been set, one that has shown me results in the …

What’s in a Name?

A reader said — ‘The name of your blog is Pink Pinjra, which means pink cage, how can anything with that name be good…it’s still a cage!’<p>For him, the …

The Thin Line Between Virtual and Real Relationships

Most people nowadays have Whatsapp buddies, people who you chat freely with about your life and issues, without actually having to meet them in real …

How Not to React Instantly…to Everything

‘You needn’t have a repartee for everything,’ said my friend at the gym, with some irritation in her voice.<p>It then struck me how quickly I reply to …

Epiphanies Happen in Moments of Rest…

Life is a continuum of moments.<p>In between these moments, there are either pauses or preparations for the next moments.<p>And in these moments of rest or …

Pink Pinjra is My Creative Refuge… What’s Yours?

Pink Pinjra is a space I come to when I’m exhausted with my other work…<p>It’s my escape.<p>A space to tune in to when I’ve forgotten what I need, and …

When the Mind is Still, the Heart Expands…

As the toads croaked, crickets chirped, and water gushed in the stream nearby, my mind simply surrendered…<p>Its thoughts were suspended, its analyses …

Work on the Inside From the Outside

The inner world is all that matters.<p>Trust me, everything else is BS!<p>But the inner world cannot be accessed without working on the outer world.<p>Without …

How to Express Your Dreams

I was speaking to an astrologer recently, and after analysing my birth chart, he said — ‘A particular planetary position shows that you are a dreamer …

How Not to Look at Your Smartphone

Every time I go to the gym, I leave my phone at home. It’s a practice that I have been following for years.<p>I believe the one hour I dedicate to my …

Walking

Is Education Enabling Expression?

He was in the sixth standard, giving his first set of exams.<p>He had never written a long paper before. He didn’t even know if he was capable of …

Does Time Wait For You?

<i>The clock ticks on, as you slowly make your way,<br>You yawn and stretch, you take all day,</i><p><i>Moving between this and that,<br>Wondering about him and her;</i><p><i>An</i> …

Experience the Buddha Within You

Each one of us has a Buddha within. Sitting still, waiting to be explored, waiting to be spoken to…waiting to meet the world.<p>But before we come in …

Something Deep Within

<i>When people go,</i><p><i>And journeys end.</i><p><i>When dreams fall apart,</i><p><i>And love starts to bend.</i><p><i>You ask the purpose of it all..</i><p><i>Wonder how to still stand tall.</i><p><i>But</i> …

The A-Z of Finding Complete Love

Ultimately we all seek love.<p>Love from the other, love from ourselves, love from the gods.<p>Love to sustain us, love to express ourselves, love to …

Hold Your Life Together

I could have titled this story: ‘Is your Life Falling Apart?’ But that’s the most cliched question ever, isn’t it?<p>There would only be a few people …

The Colour Red

There’s something about the colour red… It keeps surfacing in my conscious and subconscious mind.<p>As India celebrates the festival of colours called …

The Prognosis

My friend’s parting line was, “Bye Sam, and seriously consider putting your thoughts on paper!’<p>I kept courting the idea on and off for a few days. …

This is My Salvation

When I get back to the blank page,<p>I enter a meditative state.<p>Ultimately leading me to deliverance,<p>Salvation.<p>Salvation is a strong word you say…<p>Is …

Set Your Birds Free

Each one of us has a cage full of birds.<p>Yes…<p>A cage full of birds.<p>Birds of different kinds,<p>Birds of different shades.<p>Birds who torment us,<p>Birds who …

How to Thrive as a Solopreneur

Sometimes, I miss the fixed routine that a day job gave me. At least, I knew I stopped working post 6 pm!<p>I’ve been a solopreneur for more than a year …

6 Tools for Better Self Expression

There are a few ways to get your expressive juices flowing, and I’m calling them ‘expressive’ rather than ‘creative’, because when you express the …

Pain + Expression = Joy

Many of us are already expressing ourselves… directly through our work, in the case of creatives like dancers, painters, yoga enthusiasts, theatre …

The SEO of Self-Discovery

I’m writing content and still I’m not. Because a large part of my reason for blogging is essentially to understand myself.<p>Most art is a cathartic …