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  • Capt-VSN
    A day with the leader – Captain Vinod Shankar Nair

    How many times do we talk about leadership? How many times do we reflect on the ideas that drive us to achieve our goals? The answers are many but which are are the most precise ones? We got an opportunity to talk to a seasoned leadership coach and mentor, an ex-army officer and an amazing

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    All you need is a Dog & a Startup

    I have had a strange love and hate relationships with pets, especially dogs. I loved them simply because they are so lovable at the same time hated them because they have a shorter life span, this filled me with fear; what if my dog leaves me before I die? Will I be able to survive

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  • 9 habits which could make you a better motorcycle rider

    Riding is an art, which comes after years of practice. It is part of your personality. It’s a way of living. I am not sure what a good rider is, but I am sharing few things which I feel should be followed by all irrespective what you ride (Feel free to comment or contradict) Respect

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    Dear Parents: Your kid might be a ‘Misfit’ and it’s OK! 

    Dear Parents, You know what, what is our biggest fear? it’s the fact that at times people like us suffer from Identity crisis. We don’t know who we are, either we’re the ones who wear creative ideas on our sleeves or the ones who know number munching by the back of our hands. I’ve suffered

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  • It’s not a You Vs Us Battle: A Millennial’s Rant

    I’m a 90s kid (not a kid but a grown up) and it hasn’t been long since I celebrated my 25th birthday. It’s been more than 3 years in the industry and I think I’ve been trying to work as hard as I could. My college juniors look up to me for some gyaan and

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  • ‘Shop Now’ on Instagram: From Marketing to Sales

    Instagram has registered a phenomenal growth since its inception. The photo sharing app boasts of a 500 million user base and is only behind its parent company, Facebook in terms of user-engagement. Research says that 7 out 10 hashtags used on Instagram are that of brands and 65% of top featured posts are that of

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  • Tinder: When Dating Meets Marketing

    Dating is no more a taboo for the Indian youth. Youngsters are getting to Tinder, TrulyMadly, Happn and a lot more dating applications to find a match. Most of these mobile applications rely on Geo-targeting to help their users find a partner. Tinder alone boasts of a 50 million user-base where more than 85% are

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  • Visual Marketing: The Game Changer for Digital Marketers

    Visual Marketing is no new term in the Marketing world. Biologically validated, Human brain is more receptive towards visual information and takes it 90% faster. The reason why Image and Video are playing a heavy role in era governed by Social Media. The success of YouTube, as the third most visited website after Google and

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  • Hike Messenger: Rise of The Indian Unicorn

    Hike Messenger hit the billion dollar evaluation mark in the month of August and grabbed my attention. Following its success story for quiet some time now, here’s a candid take on the mobile messenger’s success. The recent evaluation of Hike Messenger has set the industry on rage. Founded on 12-12-12, it’s the youngest Indian startup

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  • Travel Lessons James Bond Gives Us !

    Travelling is a very sassy and interesting hobby. Not only you get to have lots of places to visit but also get to share them. But then, there is traveling and there is traveling in James Bond style. In every Bond movie, two of the most awaited things are the killer tuxedo he showcases and

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  • 6 Best casinos in Goa Where You Can Get Either Rich or Wiser

    Apart from beautiful beaches and sea waves, Goa is also known for being the abode for some of the finest casinos in India, where u can give a shot at your luck. While strolling along the seaside is a memorable experience, casinos give a shot at turning your fortune overnight or making your wiser. So

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  • Eight World’s best Under Water Restaurants

    Al Mahara Located on a man-made island in Dubai, the Al Mahara is an underwater restaurant. The name Al Mahara translates to ‘the oyster shell’, in Arabic, so seafood cuisine is present in plenty. The restaurant is also well known for its exotic wine list for which it has won the Wine Spectator Award of

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  • MagMug Story Contest

    MagMug Story Contest – Search For India’s Best Story Writer Maximum “Likes & Shares” gets the prizes (The Audience Judge You) First Prize: Rs 3000 • Second Prize: Rs 2000 • Third Prize: Rs 1000 • T shirts to Top 10 E-MAIL YOUR STORY as a Word File Attachment to: contact@magmug.com  In the Word file, include the

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  • The Last Interview Of My Life: An Army Officer’s Account

    What is the craziest thing you have ever said (or done) at an interview and still got the job? To give you figures, there were around 3,00,000 lakh applicants, only 15,000 were called for SSB, 126 were selected in SSB and out of that only 62 made it to the final merit list. The success

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  • I Will Never Grow Up

    I will never learn to grow up. I will always be that little girl with larger than life dreams. I don’t want to give up on the thought of fairy tales. I still want to believe that I will fight the demons and win over them. I still feel that someday, somewhere I will meet

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  • The CHANGE – A Short Story

    ~ SELVI ~ ” Selvi ! How long are you taking? What the hell are you doing anyways? ” screamed Radha from downstairs. ” Right in a minute lady ! “, Selvi cried out. Taking her sari pallu she wiped her forehead. Swish swooshing the floor clean and carried the bucket downstairs to be met

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  • Maj. Arya’s Letter To Every Soldier In Kashmir

    SOMEWHERE IN KASHMIR Dear Soldier, During the last few weeks Kashmir has seen choreographed bloodshed, at a scale not witnessed in the recent past. And you, my friend, are in the middle of a media firestorm. They say that you have not exercised adequate restraint. They sit in air-conditioned TV studios and claim that you

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  • #MagMugReviews: The Karachi Deception

    The Karachi Deception written by Shatrujeet Nath is a gripping tale set in the backdrop of Indo-Pak rivalry and cross-border terrorism. The fiction revolves around Major Imtiaz, a super efficient Indian Army commando and a member of discreet Unit Kilo. He is given the duty of Project Abhimanyu, an ambitious plan devised by RAW and

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  • Ikraar – e – Mehfil

    Ikraar – e – Mehfil DIL KI GEHRAI KO KISI NE NAAPNA CHAHA… TO WO KHUD HI USME DOOBTA,DOOBTA AUR DOOBTA CHALA GAYA… HOSH-KHABAR NAHI USSEY APNI…       ZALIM MUJHE JAAN KE KYA PAA SAKEGA…      MAGAR USKI CHAHAT NE KUCH ARMAAN JAGAYA… TO HUME LAGA KI SHAYAD WO BHI HAMARA TASAVVUR

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  • You ain’t a Tourist; I ain’t a Traveler

      This is not uncommon for us to find articles, blogs, quotes and pictures on the internet which make a comparison between a traveller and a tourist. There is no complication in defining the two words in different ways if they want. The origin of the word “Travel” is most likely lost to history, so

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  • A SISTER’S LETTER

    He was rummaging through his cupboard to find the small pills which lulled him to sleep. The cupboard was huge and finding one small bottle was an arduous task for him. It had been three full months since the onset of this life taking disease. People thought of him as retarded but none among them

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  • Stones Vs Pellets: Which Side Are You?

    A lot of discussion and debate has been done over the Kashmir issue, and I have always stayed quiet over it. But I got a few request saying as to why being an aspiring writer of Indian Military History, I haven’t yet let it out? Am I one of those ‘Bhakts’ who are supporting BJP

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  • Premchand & Potter !! What’s in the Date?

                  Considered as one of the greatest authors of the 20th century in their respective languages, it came as a surprise when I realised that Munshi Premchand and J.K.Rowling share the same birth date.  It’s not the date which astonishes most but their ability to create some of the

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  • The Story Of a Sadist

     THE STORY OF A SADIST He was a broken man. Being in love was the best feeling he ever had. He had an abusive past – a dipsomaniac father and a sweeper mother. His mother never had any time for him. Being their only son, he had to spend long lonely hours. For the whole

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  • Welcome to India’s First Startup Hostel

    Bangalore, the silicon valley of India has entrepreneurs flocking around not only from India rather the entire world. What a better place in the country would it be, to bring them together and brainstorm to make the world a better place. In startups luxury comes at a cost, every penny saved could be a day

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  • 16 Best Road Trip Circuits Across India

    16 Best Road Trip Circuits Across India Get over ‘Best roads’ & ‘Best road trips across India’, we decided to make a detailed Road trip circuit across India. The best possible route on the maps, possibly the best season and approx. distance. While the argument for the best possible road trip is never ending, we

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  • Keep Calm and Love Chai Over Coffee

    It is not ‘tea’, it is ‘Chai’! Do you get it? Chai! Chaha! Chah! Cha! Call it by any name, in any language, have it in mug or glass; it is awesomeness, pure awesomeness! I always have this debate with my intellectual and sophisticated friends who love coffee over tea! I mean, like what? Coffee

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  • Why Is The King Always Lonely?

    There’s always a desire to be a king in all of us. We want to be number 1, we want to be the rulers and not the ones to get ruled. We run the rat race only to reach the finishing point and then learn that nothing like that really exists. There’s no end to

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  • Big Bag Theory: Thank you Delhi

      I sat on the platform waiting for the metro. A wait of 12 minutes for the Airport Express to arrive. The time seemed to be moving so slow. My parents were coming to see me and it was more that 40 days since I had met my mom. I was restless, the plane carrying

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  • Model Fly over an Active Volcano

     Flying a wingsuit over an active volcano has long been a dream for Roberta Mancino. After years of training, she embarked on a mission to Chile’s Villarrica stratovolcano to fly through the sulfur-infused smoke that pours from its crater. Villarrica proved to be the place where this dream came true. Watch as Roberta jumps from

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  • Writer and storyteller

    ‘Writer ‘ They called. And as usual, I felt offended. Don’t know why, don’t know how. But yes I did!  I know there must be millions or maybe everybody who finds it a compliment but not me.  Am I a sadist? Or a maniac?    God knows! Paradox might be the right word. But let’s

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  • An open letter to the citizens of India, from an anonymous U.P. woman.

    Dear citizens of India, Well, Uttar Pradesh is that one state which is hated by many, loved by few but is just not ignorable. We are known for our population[eh.. there are hardly handful of “countries” which beat us in that!] our illiteracy, our “desi gawarpana” and above all, we are the ‘Bhaiya jis’ and

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  • 10 Things you experience when you are in love with a Soldier

    10 Things you experience when you are in love with a Soldier! 1] When other girls take hours to get ready, you can get ready in minutes as he can make and break plans anytime-anywhere! 2] You have settled for the fact[even if you don’t like it!] that he loves his Royal Enfield and Uniform

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  • Dear Gentlemen In Uniform!

    Dear Gentlemen in Uniform, When you are marrying a girl from civilian background, she doesn’t know who you are! And what your work is! She doesn’t even have any idea, what your unit is? Or what will be your working style? She doesn’t know anyone else in the huge Indian Army to go and ask,

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  • Bhaiya

    Have I known him since today? No! I have known him since ever! Not the days when he sent me gifts of thousands but since he spent all the money saved in his piggy bank to buy my favorite pencil case. I still remember when he used to run behind holding my cycle seat to

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  • yes my maa is a housewife!!!

    yes my maa is a housewife!ya she is!in your words she is worthless because she doesn’t works?oh really!my maa works 24*7, without any medical or casual leaves!fine! she doesn’t goes to attend those heavy sounding board meetings or financial debates, but she makes sure that her child’s call never goes unattended at any point of

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  • How Dishu met Dishu and got another Dishu! :P

    “How Dishu met Dishu and got another Dishu!!!”[Dedicated to kittu ma’am.. <3 and the awesome fans of our page!!! :)]Once upon a time, there lived a Dishu(let’s call her “Dishu number1”) She had a best-friend called Dishu(let’s call her “Dishu number2”).Now, Dishu number 2 was getting engaged to an Army Man. So, she was curious

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