Content Writer

How to Avoid Hiring Fly-by-Night Content Writers?

Content Writer

I never aspired to become a writer or wanted to have my own tiny professional writing service where I am the employer and employee both. In the past 17 years, I have transformed immensely gaining all the work and life experiences. Yes, I lost my parents at a very early stage, but what kept me going was the morals and ethics they taught me. Small lessons on human behavior, which I then incorporated accordingly in my life, dealing with people around me. I also learned a few things from people around me. Maybe my parents were pretty old-school and that’s why a lot of my thinking is a bit old-school, but I have adapted well, through the trial and error process. Back then, I wanted to be in Navy, but eventually I’ve become a professional freelance writer, ghostwriter, and a blogger and I am quite happy with it.

While I think that writing is a really good profession, which gives you an exposure to the worldly knowledge, and things happening around, it is certainly not as easy as many of my close friends and colleagues think it is. Like my father used to say – “Every job has its own challenges, son. It is our skills and talent that make it look easy. Even a job like sweeping the floor requires some amount of talent”, he used to say that. Anyway, this post is not about the skills we have or don’t have. It is about unreliable and untrustworthy writers or the so-called ‘Fly-by-Night’ writers.

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Bartender at Work

The Ever-Evolving Dubai Bartending Market

Bartender at Work

Bartender at Work

Mix. Shake. Serve. If these three words are the essence of your life then bartending is the career you should choose. It is very different from the regular nine to five jobs, but it is a deadly combination of hard work and fun at the same time. It also provides you with the option to go places and meet new people every evening. If you are planning to make a career out of bartending, Dubai is the most happening place to be. It is here that you’ll find some of the best opportunities that will allow you to grow as a bartender and earn income and reputation at the same time. So, why is Dubai such a great spot for bartenders who are already successful or for those who are hunting for a successful career?

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Japanese Whisky

The Art of Japanese Whisky

Japanese Whisky

Japanese Whisky

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘Japanese’? Katana? Martial arts? Sushi? Electronics? There is no doubt that Japanese technology, food and martial arts have become popular over the world, but have you ever heard of Japanese whisky?, I bet not. We usually associated high quality scotch and whisky with Scotland, but the fact is that Japanese whiskies are equally good and have great taste that people have started enjoying lately. Surprisingly, Japanese whisky industry is not a recent phenomenon. In 1924, Shinjiro Torii opened up the first Japanese whisky distillery in Yamazaki, an area between Osaka and Kyoto. This was the time when most Japanese only drank sake, but Torii went on with his vision to start Kotobukiya company which later was renamed Suntory. So, what really makes Japanese whisky stands out from the regular Scotch and Irish blends which are already considered to be the best in the world?

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Nepal Earthquake: It Can Soon Be Our Fate

Vacant Streets of Kathmandu Telegraph.co.uk

Vacant Streets of Kathmandu

When nature balances itself, humans often go into an unbalanced mode. Since weekend there has been so much said and written about the recent Nepal earthquake that hit the capital city of Kathmandu transforming the bustling metropolis into rubble. While the world is deeply saddened and has provided a helping hand there are lessons that not just Nepal, but other Asian countries need to learn, and I’m afraid to say, learn it before it’s too late. The recent earthquake that happened might have surprised the residents and the world community at large, but not the experts. It was a ticking time-bomb waiting to explode. A disaster waiting to happen in the lap of the mighty Himalayas.

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Indian Saree

On the Crossroads: Western Clothing

Indian Saree

Indian Saree

The biggest strength of India as a country is its diversity. It is probably the only country in the world with so many religions, languages, customs and traditions and culture. However, diversity is also its biggest threat, I believe. While Indians have been celebrating all festivals side by side, the country now seems to be weakening due to religious-based politics that segregate the people of India on different grounds. To make it worse, the constant influx of international culture and lifestyle has turned India into an intolerant democratic nation where any debatable topic gets banned left, right and centre. Certain politicians claim that western culture has been disrobing the Indian ethos and culture and that there is a need to curb this kind of growth that is harmful for the existence of the country.

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda: Understanding the Basics of Ayurveda Treatment

Ayurveda

Ayurveda

These days I am blogging more about topics that excite me instantly and allow me to expand my writing skills in a brand new way. My last blog series was about Zoroastrianism, the religion I follow. Although, I am not into religion, I hardly know my religious prayers and I visit fire temples once or twice a year, I still went ahead and wrote a blog series bringing into light various facts that are unknown. I tried my best to break certain myths and misconceptions that revolve around Zoroastrianism. While in the process of writing, I already came across this Ayurveda-related conversation and I then decided to write my next blog on Ayurveda, so here it is.

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Zoroastrianism: Battling Current Issues for a Better Future

Zoroastrianism Symbol

Zoroastrianism Symbol

Writing on Zoroastrianism this time was a great experience. Although, I had written about it and spoken about it many times, but never in such great length and depth especially about the Parsi language. Probably, because I’m now matured enough to this and write without bias, and put forward the right picture based on the research and experience I’ve gathered. The most interesting thing that I find about my religion is that we always make immense contribution to India’s welfare and progress economically, but still we are almost invisible. A community so tiny, Indians hardly notice us, except for those who have friends that are Parsis and Iranis. To conclude my series, I am digging deeper into contemporary issues that haunt the community. I hope I am not upsetting any fellow community member with this blog. If anybody is, let me admit right up front that I don’t intend to. I am just putting down my feelings and I’m entitled to do that on my blog.

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Zoroastrianism: Speaking the Language of Heart and Mind

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Zoroastrianism Symbol

Communication is at the core of our very existence. We are very passionate about sharing our thoughts, views, concepts, and many other things that is on our mind and heart. Probably, that is also the reason why blogs exist today, because people want to communicate and reach out. Language is an important tool that help us communicate effectively and sometimes it helps us go back in time, decode some of the greatest mysteries and unveil the truth. I never really had planned to elaborate more on Parsis in India, but I’m overwhelmed by the response and by the fact that readers have questions that they want me to answer. Well, I am not a history teacher or a language expert, but I thought it would be nice to cover the language aspect as well, now that I’ve covered some of the popular Parsi dishes.

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Zoroastrianism: Jamva Chaloji – Let’s Go Eat

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Zoroastrianism Symbol

One of the reasons why I started this series on Zoroastrianism is to allow people know more about the religion that have been an integral part of India. However, there is not much awareness and information about it. Only those people who are in touch with Parsis or Iranis know about us, while the rest of the India only know us as “Bawa”, a term that is commonly used across India. I am sure many across India know about Tata and Godrej groups because these two companies make wide range of products that most Indians use day in day out, but nothing beyond that. Many of my friends have come up to me and asked some really bizarre questions that root out of misconceptions, curiosity and ignorance. I don’t blame them, because Zoroastrian community is very tiny and close-knit and it hardly allows any information to leak out. What I am trying to achieve through this series is spread out some information about Zoroastrianism history and culture. While I have already covered a lot about history, its time to jump on to the culture and other aspects of Parsis. I’m starting with food, because food not just connects the community. It also connects us with the rest of the India.

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Zoroastrianism: Parsis and Iranis Leading In the New Era

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Zoroastrianism Symbol

Soon after the Parsis settled on the west coast of India, they started their own trade and business and were on the forefront of the development of Bombay. They flourished under the British rule and became a dominant force to be reckoned with, even when they were just a minority in India. However, when British India was divided into India and Pakistan, many Parsis and Iranis decided to stay where they are. Many of them still reside in Pakistan, which I am sure many Indians would not know. Like any other Indian or Pakistani, Parsis went through their own share of fear and sorrow of losing their loved ones and a part of their country.

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