You only live once; dont kill yourself like Sushant

You only live once; don't kill yourself

Today was June 14, 2021, which was just another day for most of us in the world. But, a rising star died just a year ago in Mumbai, India. Sushant Singh Rajput, who was born on January 21, 1986, in Patna, Bihar, India, committed suicide by hanging on June 14, last year. If for nothing else, Sushant will always be remembered for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, a biopic based on the life story of former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni.

Sushant Singh Rajput from TV to rising Bollywood star

He was a Bollywood star who had acted in many Indian movies, including Dil Bechara, his last one. After starting his career as a television actor, Sushant had become a a rising star of the Indian film industry. He had gathered so much wealth in just a small lifetime (Sushant was 34 at the time of his death), that he had even bought a part of land on the moon. But, all this proved to be of no use as he killed himself in his own home. Perhaps money can buy anything but not peace of mind and strong faith in the One Almighty God. I am mentioning strong faith in God because it is that which keeps a believer going in spite of all the troubles and challenges of life.

Sushant’s death shocked the country, left his loved ones in pain

I and many others in India will remember that fateful day, as we were all shocked after hearing news about Sushant’s death. It was initially even investigated as a murder. We were even shocked because Sushant had more than everything a common man would want.

Many continue to believe that Sushant was killed due to rivalry in the field he had become an rising star, without being a son of a popular actor or having a godfather. But, the Wikipedia says the death was suicide by hanging. I myself became sad after hearing that and still am as no person should kill himself come what may in life. Our Creator has sent us down on this earth to serve Him and take care of those who love us, especially our families. Our parents did not take all the pain they did in raising us for us to kill ourselves. And Sushant left behind an old father and other family members who loved him not for his star status, but only because he was their own.

Sushant belonged to a Rajput family. His mother died in 2002 of a brain hemorrhage and his father K.K. Singh is a retired government employee. And the most painful thing for a man is when his beloved son dies when the man is still alive. Sushant also had four elder sisters who will cry for him whenever the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan, in which a sister ties a thread of love on her brother’s hand, comes.

Although the Wikipedia says that the cause of Sushant’s death was suicide by hanging, there are people who still believe that he was murdered.

Whatever, the case may be I believe that even if he had committed suicide it was only because he was pushed to the point of doing it by the so-called bosses of the Indian film industry.

I have just received a valuable comment on the topic from a blogging friend, Indira, who said, “Sushant didn’t kill himself. He was brutally murdered. CBI is still working on various options, no angle is left out. A brilliant star with heart of gold paid heavily for his faith in friends and some others.”

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The master key to success: Neverrr giving up on yourself

The photo shows a chess board with a king who has won against all odds

All of us want to succeed, despite of all the hurdles that come in our way. But, which is the key that finally opens the door to success. I believe that the key is never giving up on yourself, in spite of all the wrong cards you might have got when you sat down to play this game called life.

No I am not asking you to play recklessly without calculating the risks that lie in your way. I am just advising you as a friend to believe in yourself and develop that internal strength called resilience to come what may.

Resilience is as important as tech, and other know-how

Many people today may think that knowledge is a top key to success. And that I agree is true. But, I believe that it is resilience that has helped many become top business people and masters in their fields, including that of technology. In fact, resilience is something that is just as important as tech know-how.

Finally, it may be the only thing required for you to move towards a better life, even after all the bad things that might have happened with you so far.

You may think why I have selected a chessboard as my featured image. Well let me tell you the story behind it. One year ago, my 11-year-old son, Ibrahim Kazi, started playing chess. Ibrahim lost a lot initially as happens in all sports and games, but he did not give up. He finally learned it from our neighbor’s son and practiced it day and night. Ibrahim has now won the expert level on our cellphone and is teaching me the game today. That is what I call resilience, which is as important as knowledge to succeed in everything you do.

Resilience is key to success in life, and other battles

There is a popular American English proverb that says,

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going”

The proverb means that when life brings you challenges, strong people don’t just sit there doing nothing. They rises to the challenges and face them bravely, and are always successful provided they are resilient.

Resilience is the power that the One Almighty God has given to a sapling that tears through the earth into a plant and one day into a tree.

The story of King Bruce and the spider is well known. After the English repeatedly defeated his armies, the famed King of Scots was forced into hiding. Legend has it that when Robert’s spirits were broken, he took refuge in a cave. Sitting in the cave, he noticed a small spider attempting to weave a web. The spider tried and failed over and over. Each time the spider fell, it climbed back up to try again. Finally, the spider’s silk took hold, and the spider managed to spin a web.

The lesson he learned from the spider prompted the King to go back and defeat his enemies. He was victorious against the King of England in the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. This triumph ultimately turned the tides towards later winning the independence of Scotland in 1328. 

In fact, resilience is a key to success in all battles, including that of life. I can say this because life has been a roller-coaster ride for me as I have seen many ups and downs. But, the gracious God has blessed me with this internal strength which has helped me rise again and again. Praise the Lord.

Finally, I wish you a good day and a bright future.

Your blogging friend

Rehan Kazi

And finally here is a video in which we can learn the meaning of resilience through children in class.

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Stay encouraged and connected during Covid-19

This is a motivational picture that says this too shall pass

Staying encouraged is one of the things that’s hard to do in these times of Covid-19. Another thing that is difficult to do is staying in touch with and regularly meeting our loved ones. Looks like, the pandemic which has very adversely affected the world will be there for a long time long time. But, we all need to stay encouraged and connected during these tough times of Covid-19.

One of the best ways to stay encouraged in such tough times, is to believe and have faith in just the One Almighty God.

In this post, I am glad to share an article that offers you a solution to the above challenges during Covid-19.

When I created my latest blog, Better Life Info, the world was still grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, which started in 2020. I wanted to create a blog that would help people live happily during the pandemic and even after it ended. I had already created a successful blog Towards A Better Life with the same aim in mind.

The new blog, Better Life Info, will help you learn life skills to cope with the demands and challenges of life, not just a pandemic.

The article that I am sharing inside of this post says, “To remain encouraged through this Pandemic, we must focus on supporting, encouraging, and empowering each other. We can either gather (safely) or communicate in other ways.

Our family meets (almost) each Sunday for a Zoomby Zoom sessions. My sister thought of the idea and it has occurred for over a year now.

We have the same conversations we would have during our gatherings, but more often because we do not live very close together.

Another way to stay in touch is through the phone… call or text even more often than before the Pandemic.

I would say that even after this Pandemic (if ever) is over, we continue to use the phone for encouragement through texts and calls.”

Read more:

You can also read the post “Stay encouraged and connected during Covid-19″on my lifestyle blog Better Life Info

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Better Life Info for a better and happier life

Image shows a child reading a book. The message is there is no age to learn how to live an enhanced life. Original source: Let me first thank the Most Beneficent and Merciful God, to start my blog, called Better Life Info. I believe that God alone has created us all and is worthy of all our worship and praises. As God has created us each one of us with special qualities, I also believe that “All Lives Matter”. Once you have become close to God and learnt to be your own best friend, you will need an ocean of knowledge and information that will help you live an enhanced life and use it for a constructive purpose. This blog aims to be just that ocean and your companion for a better and happier life.

About me

I am Rehan Kazi (actual name: Mohammed Farooque Kazi), a 1992 graduate of the Mumbai University. I edit news online to support my family, which includes my parents, wife and a kid. These are the people who are there for me in all my happy and sad moments. Indeed, it is the love of our families and those who care for us that keep us going. I look at myself as a creative person who loves all the good things of life including blogging. My interests have ranged from cooking and gardening to reading, writing and drawing since I was a child. I have also been into health and fitness since an early age. And am still going strong (now I am 50).

About Better Life Info

When I created Better Life Info, the world was still grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, which had started a year ago in 2020. I wanted to create a blog that would help people live happily during the pandemic and even after it ended. I had already created a successful blog Towards A Better Life with the same aim in mind. This blog takes the aim further by providing fabulous information to enhance your life through articles like Be Your Own Best Friend, and more. I love to share knowledge and whatever good I read with others. It was this love that led me to create this blog that will help you become a better, healthier and happier person. Here you will find articles that will provide you with information on topics ranging from self improvement to technology. Besides the articles, you will also find infographics that will help you remember what you have learnt. This blog will help you learn life skills to cope with the demands and challenges of life, not just a pandemic. Have a good time here and don’t forget to subscribe to this blog because whatever level of living you are at there is still space for growth towards a better and happier life.

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What will happen when you are true to yourself

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Why being true yourself is important

Being true to yourself is one of the best things you can do in life. It is essential if you want better and happier life for yourself. Doing so will free you from the shackles of unduly caring about what others will think in matters that are fully related to your own self and your growth. It will also help you achieve true happiness. Just remember not to hurt the feelings of others in your search for that happiness. As doing otherwise will project you as a selfish person.

Six things that will happen when you are true to yourself

The One Almighty God has created us all with unique qualities, and hence all lives matter. But, in your journey through life, a lot of things influence your personality. Society, in particular, has expectations of you and what you should aspire to be. And if you try to fit into the mold, you can easily lose your individuality in the process. You will try to do things similar to what everyone else is doing – scared of what others will think if you did them differently.

This tendency to conform is caused by the Fear of Missing Out(FOMO). It could also be because humans are social creatures, and we usually want to fit in and be liked by others. But, what would happen if you decided to embrace your individuality and become true to youself.

Being true to yourself means embracing who you are, what things make you unique, knowing what you like and dislike, what you stand for, as well as your worth. If you can’t be yourself, who else would you be? And why would you want to be anything other than yourself when your life could be so much easier and better when you are your authentic self?

The below given articles contain a few things that will happen to you once you embrace being unapologetically yourself.

Read more:

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Ramzan blogging party

Ramzan Mubarak to all, irrespective of religion. I love you all as my own.

The month of fasting once again brings us closer to the Almighty God and each other through caring and sharing. God revealed a part of the Holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) for the first time in the month of Ramzan and so Muslims all over the world celebrate the anniversary of that event in this month. Besides the many health benefits it carries, the fasting makes us feel the pain of those who don’t even have food to eat. We also pay the Zakat (compulsory poor due) in the month of Ramzan to help the less privileged fulfill the basic needs of life.

The fasting

We all know that fasting is best cleanser for our systems. But, besides the many health benefits it carries, the fasting makes us feel the pain of those who don’t even have food to eat. A day of fasting can have a positive effect on our body, mind, and spirit. Just think how much benefit a month of fasting would bring. What has amazed me over the years is that there are non-Muslims who give value to the fasting part of this Holy month and fast for at least a day or two. Muslims also get together with their friends from other religions and host an Iftar party where we forget all differences and break our fasts. May God bless us all with Peace and good understanding.

Five times a day prayers

Even Muslims who find it hard to say their five times a day compulsory prayer offer those prayers in this month to achieve closeness with God because these prayers are a pre-requisite to the acceptance of our fasts. Moreover, God promises to increase the reward of every good deed we do in the month of Ramazan as compared to that if it was done in some other month.

One of the most important part of the Muslim prayers is the Surah Fateha which starts with the words Alhamdolillahe Rabbil alamin (Praise be to Allah the Lord of the worlds). It is noteworthy that we say Lord of the worlds and not just Muslims, as we all have been created by the same God who belongs to all of us, irrespective of race and religion.


As a pillar of Islam, zakat is a form of obligatory charity that has the potential to ease the suffering of millions. With the literal meaning of the word being ‘to cleanse,’ Muslims believe that paying zakat purifies, increases and blesses the remainder of their wealth.

Let us take care of each other, especially the poor, and also pray for each other’s welfare. May Allah take better care of you and your family. May He also gives us a permanent solution to the Covid-19 pandemic.

I wish I could host an Iftar party for you all, but think of this blog party as the same where instead of food I invite you to share your comments.


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Age is just a number; God owns time

Source: Age is just a number; God owns time – Life And Crime Stories


Here is an article from my WordPress friend who owns the blog Hill Study Center. In the article, the author  discusses the old saying ‘Age is just a number,’, which according to me means no matter how old you are you can still enjoy your life without hurting the feelings of others.

The best part  of the Hill Study Center article is where the author asks who owns time? and then says God, the creator of heaven and earth. Even Islam universally views time as created. It is God’s handiwork which, like all Creation, is under the command of God, who Muslims call ‘Allah,’ the one who is worthy of all worship and praise.

God is not bound by the constraints of time, as He is eternal. The Holy Quran says the Almighty God just commands “Be” and it is. This is how He also brought Jesus Christ into being, although Mary remained pure and untouched by men throughout her life.

And although I have earlier said that age does not matter, my advice is to learn to give proper value to time and act your age, in order to maintain your dignity. It is best to take aging gracefully while enjoying life at the same time.

May God bless us all with good understanding so that we may learn the value of time and make the best use of it  for this world and the hereafter.

You may read the article which I have mentioned above here:


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Towards A Better Life makes double century

As always let me say Alhamdulillah (Praise the Lord) for helping me achieve another milestone for my blog Towards A Better Life which aims to help enhance and enjoy the life of its visitors.

Again let me thank you for your love and consistent support in helping me reach till here (I know that there is a long way to go).

Without bragging, I would like to say that consistent support comes from consistent good work.

Finally here are five elements I believe would also help you achieve milestones in whatever you do:

  1. Dedication and love for what you do.
  2. Knowledge and skillset.
  3. Drive.
  4. Daily self-discipline.
  5. Consistency.

One more important thing that really helped me so far and I am going to continue doing even in the future is interacting with other bloggers. Because I believe blogging is all about caring and sharing.

Have a good day.

Source: Towards A Better Life makes double century – Towards A Better Life

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Waseem Rizvi’s PIL to remove part of the Holy Quran

It must have become known by now that a former chairman of the Shia Waqf Board has submitted a PIL to the Supreme Court.

In the PIL, Waseem Rizvi has urged to remove 26 verses from the Holy Quran.

The petition wrongly tries to make people believe that these verses were added to the Holy Book by the first three Caliphs of Islam and promote violence and terror.

The very first thing that I would like to say is that the Quran was revealed to bring the world close to God so that we all believe in and worship only The One who has created us all.

The second thing is that the Creator, who is called Eishwar by Hindus, God by the Christians and known by His proper name ‘Allah’ by Muslims has taken it upon Himself to protect the Quran. Hence neither did the Caliphs have the power to add anything to it, nor will anybody else be able to remove anything from it. In fact, there has not been a single change in the book from what was revealed by God through His Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)

Finally I would like to speak up for Islam and say that the word itself means Peace and the religion is against terrorism and not what the media has made out it to be.

In fact, the Surah Fatiha which we compulsorily read in all our five daily prayers starts with the words:

Al Hamdolillah Rabbil Alamin

Praise be to Allah Lord of the Worlds

It does not start with Al Hamdolillah Rabbil Muslimin

which would mean that Allah is the Lord of only the Muslims.

Hence, there can be no verse in the Quran that promotes violence and terror. Perhaps Mr. Rizwi has misinterpreted or is trying to give a wrong meaning to the 26 verses for his political gain.

And most importantly, according to the Quran, any person who wrongly takes the life of another is as though he killed the entire human race; and whoever keeps a sould alive, it is as though he kept alive the entire human race.

Read more to know what says about the Quran

Read more to know about the PIL of Waseem Rizwi

Finally I would like to apologize if I have hurt the feelings of any of my readers in this blog. May God forgive me and bless us all with good understanding.

Source of this article: Waseem Rizvi’s PIL to remove part of the Holy Quran – Life And Crime Stories

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Alphabet soup for the soul: A for Abundance

We all want to live abundantly. But what is abundance? Google says: “To have an abundance of something is to have more than you need. It’s often used to describe positive qualities, such as “an abundance of love.” Abundance is the opposite of scarcity. An abundance of wealth is a ton of cash” Now the question is how do you live abundantly? This article will help you find the answer.

Here are two articles for you to explore the answer

9 Tips to Live an Abundant Life

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