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Welcoming 2018!

Happy New Year!

January 1st, New Year or also known as the day to make resolutions for the coming year.

Resolutions help us become a better person or correct a habit that you might not like about yourself or even make the world a better place by contributing. Sometimes, we fail at executing it and sometimes, we don’t. But even a simple change in yourself can be the ripple to a life-changing wave.

Here are 6 simple life-changing resolutions that you can make for 2018:

  1. Show more kindness

    It is important to show kindness to everyone who deserves it. You must try to be more empathetic towards the conditions of others.

  2. Learn to say, “No”!

    While helping everyone and trying to fit in is important, it is also important to help oneself. You must learn to say, “NO” to things that go against your principles. Resist peer pressure and make no false promises.

  3. Spend more time with family

    If you were ever a family person, maybe this is the year you should change that. Spend more time with your family, make memories and get to know more about each other.

  4. Step out of your comfort zone

    It is important to explore every once in a while and step out of your comfort zone. It might seem scary in the beginning but it can lead up to a whole bunch of new experiences and self-discovery.

  5. Fly high but remember to land and stay grounded

    Always remember that compliments shouldn’t get to your head and criticism shouldn’t get to your heart.

  6. Believe in planning but also appreciate spontaneity

    Learn to plan more often and do it in a better way but also be prepared just in case it doesn’t work out. Also, indulge yourself in spontaneity more often.

Let’s welcome 2018 with warm hands, clear minds, jolly smiles and happy hearts!

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Manali Melody by Sagarika Debnath

Sagarika Debnath is the Head of All About The Lens which is the Photography Department of BLACK | Grey | WHITE Magazine. We are proud to have her in our Team and she has showcased the beautiful vision that she has in every picture that she takes. It takes real talent and beauty to capture something very magical in something ordinary.

Here is a video that she made. Be sure to check it out and read what some BGW members and readers have to say about her work and vision.

After releasing every Issue, people say the same thing, “You have one hell of a Photographer”.
And I say the same thing, “I know. I’m a huge fan, too. I’ve loved her vision and photography ever since I’ve known her.
– Manavi Kunwar
Founder and Editor-In-Chief

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Sagarika’s photographs show exactly how she looks at things. She takes pictures from unusual angles which give the picture meaning and an insight. They show how stunning simple reality can be.
-Saleha Siddiqui
Founder and Editor-In-Chief

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She takes me into the other world of desires, where everything seems a fantasy only to realise that all of that was real. She makes me see how beautiful the world is.
– Arzoo Siddiqui
Member, Marketing Minions

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The photographs that she captures portray the emotions and textures with such vividness, like an omnipresent soul is present however varied may the readers’ thoughts be.
– Abhishek Matthew George
Reader

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Sagarika has an eye for beauty and she has the ability to combine it with creativity. Her skills give meaning to her pictures in the best way possible.
– Ishika Marwah
Reader

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Her pictures are not only visually aesthetic, they also provide inner happiness to self as well. The way she captures ordinary faces, scenes and things in extraordinary and beautiful.
– Juvairiah Khan
Head, Illustrations and Artworks

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She has got this extremely beautiful way of capturing the things around her. You can count me in as her fan. I definitely look forward to seeing more of her photography.
 
 -Sumaiya Rizvi
Photographer, All About The Lens
 
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Issue #4 August 2017

Hi Everyone!

BLACK | Grey | WHITE is excited to release our Issue #4 August 2017!

For our August Issue, we’ve worked really hard to come up with better and more engaging content. BGW Minis inspired by Terrible Tiny Tales, Travel Piece, Reviews and a lot of amazing pictures as usual!

We have a lot of great stuff in this Issue and would be very grateful if you see the Issue! Be sure to check it out!

The amazing cover picture was shot by Sagarika Debnath!

Click Here to view the latest Issue of BGW:

Issue #4 August 2017

 

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Issue #4 August 2017
All About the Lens, Illustrations and Artworks, Writer's Clan

Issue #3 July 2017

Hi!

The Issue #3 July 2017 is out now!

Click on this link to download the PDF of this: http://www.blackgreywhitemagazine.wordpress.com

Issue #3 July 2017

Issue #3 July 2017

Writer's Clan

Mirror O Mirror

Mirror O mirror,

“Who’s the prettiest of them all?”
Is not even my question anymore.
I dare you this day.
Reflect my senses today.
My misery, my inadequacy, my helplessness, if you may.

Do not just show my hair and skin, reflect my soul.
Reflect anything or nothing at all but I beg for your mercy,
Stop showing me my fake smile, Oh it kills me.
Do not reflect how I look.
Don’t say that I look too heavy or too papery; too tall or stout. Don’t say that I have blemishes or crystal clear skin. Do not even say that I’m perfect. Make me face my flaws and my strengths. Do not get deceived by these flashes or the hazy moonlight. Show me how my soul is, dirty or clean. Reveal my true identity if you will.
I have this bottle with a few sips of lasciviousness left resting in solitude. Reveal before it vanishes, right before I take the last sip, weed-like, like me. The littlest last few drops which everyone likes to leave, the drops that go down the drain, reflect right now because Oh, I’m just done.
This time I’ll shatter you for your biasedness for I cannot handle how double faced you often get.
This time, I’d not let it go.
So dear mirror,
reveal or regret, the choice is yours.

-Aishwarya