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Theme Reveal 2016

2016 Theme Reveal

2015 was the first time I attempted the A to Z Challenge and my experience was wonderful. Towards the end of the challenge, I knew I will keep coming back to participate. Well, this is 2016 and I am glad it’s happening again.

Blogging challenges are no doubt a stretch. But in a good way. It’s flexing that brain which has got accustomed to think of either work or groceries. It’s a stretch for the mind and the energies are put to right use. With work, home and life all around, these blogging challenges ensure that I find time to keep everything aside and write.

In 2015, I had decided to be better prepared but no posts are scheduled yet and I can see that I will have to write almost every day during April. However, what’s good is that like last year, I know what I will bring to you. Deciding on a theme has taken some pressure off me.

2015 was about women issues. Some concerns were India/South East Asia specific while some were International. Writing those 26 posts brought me closer to the reality of the women around the world. While it hurt to see the plight, there was a light of awareness and knowledge.

In April 2016, I will give you food for thought and yes, we will again talk about women. But this time, we will try to look at rays of hope that want to brighten lives of women. Some posts will make you question the need or sound absurd but take them as they are. Posts that may mean nothing to you because of your geography or it may make you think of something similar back home. A voice. A belief. An idea.

Through my posts, I am hoping to bring some more awareness and spread a positive cheer.

Will you be around to cheer and encourage as I take on the journey this April?


I am taking up the April A to Z Challenge for the second time. This time I am also fortunate to be on the team of one of the co-hosts Pam Brown Margolis @ An Unconventional Librarian.

So there is a lot of work and a lot of fun coming up soon. Stay tuned!

A to Z Co- Host's Team

Pam’s Unconventional Alliance

 

101 Responses

  1. Awesome theme. This is my first year participating, so no theme for me, but maybe next year. I will have to add you to my growing list of blogs to visit throughout April! Good luck! Cassie from Mommy, RN

  2. Debbie D says:

    I remember your posts from last year, Parul and was somewhat shocked how poorly women are treated in your part of the world. Looking forward to a more upbeat and positive outlook this time around. Good luck with the challenge!
    Debbie D recently posted…THE GREAT THEME REVEAL OF 2016! #AtoZChallenge #AtoZRevealMy Profile

  3. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge – where I am part of Arlee Bird’s A to Z Ambassador Team.
    Excellent choice for an A to Z challenge theme. Good job. My theme is the craft of fiction writing. Tips, lessons, and prompts from various writing reference books. I follow it up with a sample of my work.
    Your theme of food and women has two things I know little about, but am always looking to learn. Should be fun.
    April should be exciting. I’m looking forward to the event. Best of luck to us both on meeting our goals of posting and hopping to other blogs.
    My blog has a giveaway. There’s a bonus a to z challenge each day to encourage people to visit more stops.
    http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com
    J Lenni Dorner recently posted…THE GREAT #ATOZCHALLENGE THEME REVEAL #WriteTipMy Profile

    • Parul Thakur says:

      Thanks J for stopping by! I am glad you like the theme and would stop by. I will check out the giveaway on your blog 😉 See you around and yes, good luck to you!!

  4. Traci York says:

    What a wonderful and uplifting idea for a challenge! I will definitely be checking in during April, to cheer you on your journey!

  5. Joy says:

    Thanks for the future encouragement!
    Joy at The Joyous Living

  6. An awesome and inspiring theme, Parul. Look forward to your posts!

  7. Looking forward to reading what you post. Great theme!

  8. JazzFeathers says:

    Count me in, Parul 🙂

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter – Jazz Age Jazz
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  9. Great idea, Parul !!! I will be here to know more about many women, indeed …. 🙂
    Vasantha Vivek recently posted…Feel Your Feelings – #MondayMusingsMy Profile

  10. Mary Hill says:

    I love spreading hope. I will be around. Thanks for being a voice for women.

  11. Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits. My theme Blog Promotion
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 – Co-Participant – Nrao
    NRao Blogs – 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts
    Management Theory Review

    • Parul Thakur says:

      Thank you for the visit! I hope to see you around.

      • Nice meeting you in #azchat. This time I wrote drafts of all my posts and scheduled them. I wanted to visit many blogs. Could do that number. Now every day I shall try to visit 30 to 40. That way I can see all blogs at least once during April if every thing goes normal at my end. Otherwise I shall visit them in later months. The diversity of themes is really good in this challenge.

  12. Stephen says:

    Parul – I remember reading your posts last year. And I plan to read your blogs this year as well.

  13. richa singh says:

    Parul looking forward to your posts love 🙂 Women issues have never found a better support on blogs than you 🙂 So good to see that!

  14. Shubhangi says:

    awesome idea Parul! See you in April!

  15. Esha M Dutta says:

    You’ve got an awesome theme, Parul! I bet this will be very informative too…really looking forward to reading your posts. Way to go 🙂

  16. Ramya says:

    Super good theme Parul!!!!! There’s going to be insipration, hope and food for thought here!! Looking forward to it

  17. Megan Morgan says:

    Sounds very good! Writing it as you go would never work for me, so I wish you all the success in the world. Go go go!

  18. I don’t think I found your blog on last year’s challenge. I am happy to have found it this year, I love the sound of your topic, and I have added you to my “to visit” list for April. Good luck 🙂
    Debbie
    Random Musings recently posted…A to Z Challenge: Theme RevealMy Profile

  19. Ann Bennett says:

    What an interesting theme. This is a topic that I have lately been contemplating. You push it to the back of your mind and sometimes it is just there to be explored. Great topic.

  20. Jemima Pett says:

    Good luck with your theme and your hard work in the support team is appreciated!
    Jemima Pett

  21. Pat Garcia says:

    Great theme and I am truly looking forward to your posts.
    All the best for the challenge.
    Shalom,
    Pat

  22. Zeljka says:

    Sounds inspiring all the best! 🙂
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  23. Modern Gypsy says:

    Sounds like a great theme! All the best 🙂

  24. Awesome theme! I always write a month ahead, so I have mine pre-written, but it is a LOT of work, even though they’re supposed to be shorter posts.

  25. Geets says:

    Wonderful Parul.. And this year I’m sure, you’re gonna rock! Remember last year, your posts made me come back to your blog again and again 🙂

    All the very best..
    *Fingers Crossed*

    Cheers

  26. samra says:

    Bring it on ! Waiting to read you…

    And the best part about your blog is , we leave it wise, informed and aware. Thanks !

  27. I loved your posts last year, Parul! And I’m looking forward to them this year! All the best!

    – Chicky Kadambari @ http://www.mysteriouskaddu.com
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  28. waiting to learn from your experience, all the best!!!

  29. Very meaningful and creative theme. Great choice. Good luck with the challenge.

    Best wishes.
    Nilanjana.
    Nilanjana Bose recently posted…A-Z Challenge Theme RevealMy Profile

  30. Tarkabarka says:

    I love this idea! 🙂 It sounds like it will be both uplifting and educational. I am looking forward to reading your posts!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
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  31. Tina says:

    This is going to be great Parul. My best Wishes.

  32. Misha says:

    I think it’s a good theme to write about. All the best!

  33. Astrid says:

    Last year, I learned a lot from your posts. Some were pretty tough though. I am glad you’re again choosing women’s issues as your theme but providing a positive outlook. I look forward to enjoying your posts.
    Astrid recently posted…#AtoZChallenge: Mental Health (With a Twist)My Profile

    • Parul Thakur says:

      Astrid, I am so happy to see you around. Yes, last year was tough and I am aware the content was a bit heavy but this year, we will see optimism. See you throughout the challenge.

  34. Shilpa Garg says:

    Sounds like a plan, Parul! Looking forward to read you this April! Cheers ♥

  35. Sounds interesting. Good luck with the challenge.

  36. Nabanita says:

    That’s a great theme..women and rays of hope..perfect ! Will look forward to your posts

  37. I will surely be around to read all of your 26 posts! 🙂
    All the best, and don’t worry. Even I haven’t started writing anything for the challenge, so maybe I’ll have to take the challenge in its original spirit, one day at a time!

  38. Maggie says:

    This is going to be amazing to read, as a woman and feminist, women’s issue discussions come up many times during the day. Looking fwd to hearing from you.
    Maggie recently posted…What are we going to be talking about? #ThemeRevealMy Profile

  39. nibha says:

    I liked your posts last year, looking forward to this year’s. Good luck! 🙂
    nibha recently posted…A To Z Theme Reveal 2016My Profile

  40. Tasha says:

    Sounds like an excellent theme – I look forward to your ‘rays of hope’. Good luck with all the posts.
    Tasha
    Tasha’s Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

  41. Kala Ravi says:

    Hey Parul! You are doing such a thoughtful theme plus volunteering help with the challenge! This is fabulous! Looking forward to reading your posts through April. Let’s rock it!

  42. Women’s issues and positive talks…I will be around often 🙂 All the best Parul.
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  43. I know you’ll do a great job with this, Parul. Looking forward to reading your posts.

  44. Parul, it’s good you are planning to highlight women past the usual Women’s Day fanfare. Look forward to reading your posts

  45. Sreesha says:

    What an excellent theme! Thank you, Parul. Keep up the good work! 🙂
    Sreesha recently posted…The Town That Everyone LeftMy Profile

  46. Shalini says:

    You are going to rock this year too, Parul. I’m so looking forward to reading you! Let’s have a rocking April!
    *Something’s Cooking is also signed up for #AtoZ*
    Shalini recently posted…Spilling the Beans #AtoZChallenge ThemeReveal 2016 @AprilAtoZMy Profile

  47. Rajlakshmi says:

    this is a brilliant theme Parul. I haven’t scheduled my posts yet but hope I get it right my March end. Waiting to read more 😀 Good luck 🙂
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  48. Lata Sunil says:

    Looking forward to your insightful posts. Last year’s were very good.

  49. Leetha Prajesh says:

    All the best..curiously looking forward to the blogs 😄

  50. All the best! This is a good theme. Women need more to written and spoken about them.

  51. Nice theme…I loved yours last year and this year seems great too. I have decided not to participate this year due to being way too busy and well, having lost my writing mojo. But I will follow the rest of you. Good luck!
    Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life recently posted…Reach outMy Profile

  52. Ankita says:

    Very nice theme. I’ll keep a track of your posts 🙂

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