Saturday, August 18, 2018

Life of Mom

Having children and being able to raise and discipline them into being a better human being is another challenge every mom faces. Working or in house, all moms are cut from the same cloth of compassion and emotions.

One such emotions/ turmoil every mom goes through is to be able to say no. Now children being a piece of mother’s heart always have some demand or the other. Not all demands are justified but there are times, testing times I would say when moms have to say no in spite of knowing how much the kid wishes it.

I feel it’s the most difficult time for any mom to put down the child. It pinches me when he does well and I am then not able to fulfill his small wishes dues to various constraints.

I had never thought putting someone else’s wishes ahead of you/ sharing/ reserving your share of favorite food gives can give you so much happiness. I for one never imagined doing so. But the joy of giving is more satisfying after being a mom.  Raising kids these days is no joke ,thanks to all the exposure and technology they get to use.

For every question, there is an answer. They have a say in almost everything. So we have to armed before talking to them, if you don't want a boomerang. 

Monday, August 06, 2018

Book Review #53:Table for one: Neha Bindal

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Blurb:
Taara Maheshwari, a single woman in her thirties and a successful lawyer, is tough from outside but a die heart fan of romantic movies from inside. She grew up seeking her “happily ever after’ but amid various heartbreaks and culture of modern age short term relationships,her believe in “true connections" got replaced by the comfort of being “emotionally disconnected.” After she turned 31, her parents persuaded her into meeting a guy for marriage who sounded just perfect for her. Acting on impulse,she told her parents that she would meet him only if they let her go on a trip to Europe. As Taara went on to explore the world, she experienced what actually happens when a single Indian girl travels to Europe all by herself. Is it only about dancing, singing or falling in love? What happens after you fall in love? Does love conquer all? Only her story would tell.


My Take:
Loved the cover. It gave a little glimpse of what might be in the book.A breezy read with the main character, Tara taking off for a vacation all alone. Her experience, moments and take on relationships form the crux of the story. Loved the way the travelling experiences are shared. I liked her courage of going for a vacation all alone, taking responsibility, enjoying and making new memories.

Opens a new whole dimension of travelling, exploring new places and learning to be happy in their own company. Not many have such courage to be travel alone and be happy too. Whether she finds love or not is for you to read and find out.

Do read and enjoy the experience.



Friday, August 03, 2018

Bring the pen back



A few friends of mine has followed the #bringthepenback campaign. Interesting one and this is my bit of contribution.


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Book Review #52 Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right : Varsha Dixit

Blurb:

Love is in the air again… and this time it’s steamy, bold and manipulative!
Gayatri, a rich, spoiled diva, is fighting to establish herself even as her tyrant father pushes her into a life not of her choice. Viraj is a genius and a con who shuns society and its hypocrisies.
Gayatri sees Viraj only as a means to an end. For Viraj, Gayatri is the epitome of all that he despises. So when their paths cross, it is a battle of feisty wills and desire.
Will Gayatri and Viraj prove to be each other’s salvation or annihilation?
From the best-selling author of Right Fit Wrong Shoe and Wrong Means Right End comes Rightfully Wrong Wrongfully Right. All the unforgettable characters of the earlier two bestsellers make a comeback in this unforgettable story of hurt, hearts and hope.
This is a tumultuous journey of two Wrongs who might just make everything Right!

My Take:
The story continues further, read the prequel to connect better. One of the good reads. Ideal for people who love happy endings and the "happily ever after" types. The plot is interesting with some nice twists but as expected the handsome hero and the beautiful heroine. I love reading the typical masala books wherein the opposites attract and keep creating trouble for each other and keep denying the chemistry till the end.

The author has done a good job developing all the character, be it Sneha, Nandini, Viraj, Gayatri, Aditya, Nikhil. Gayatri sounds common as she has all shades in her personality, Not black and white per se. The grey ones make her more vulnerable and someone we can connect to. The banter between the leads make it more interesting. The author has woven the story around them very beautifully.

Do read and I am sure you would not be disappointed.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Few words

काय लिहावं कधी कधी कळत नाही , मनातलं गोंदळ शब्दातून बाहेर पडत नाही
कधी कधी शब्दच मिळत नाही , का असा होतो उमगत नाही
अस नाही कि मन रिकाम आहे पण कधी कधी कागद कोराच राहतो, विचारांनी भरून ही
खूप गर्दीत ही  एकटं असल्याचं वाटतं आणी एकटं असलं तरी खूप गर्दी असल्यासारखी वाटते

आयुष्यात खूप गोष्टी कमावतो ,गमावतो , कधी कळत कधी नकळत , कधी हरवलेला गवसतं
कधी गवासलेलं  हरवतं , आयुष्य म्हणजे हेच असतं , थोडं शोधणं , थोडं हरवणं , थोडं हसणं ,थोडं रडणं
पण सगळ्या गोष्टींचा दिलखुलास अनुभव घेणं . नेमका शब्दात पकडता नाही आला तरी चालेल पण वाटणं महत्वाचं.. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Book Review #51: Love.exe : Manju Nambiar

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Blurb:


Nitya Balakrishnan, a young girl from Kerala had it all planned out. She was going to live a life of her dreams in the United States of America. And she thought she had nailed it, when she was accepted into one of the best universities of the world. But cosmos had other plans and conspired to drop love.exe into her.

He came with a bang and stole her away in a breath. Love was not quite there in her agenda, but her heart wouldn’t hear of it. The human heart has its own little brain with its strange logic that remains elusive to our reasoning. For once, she just let it be, only to realize that there is no undo button.

This coming of age, beautiful tale of love, relationships and dreams would prick your soul, bring a smile to you , and tear up your eyes. A must read !

My Take:

One of the most beautiful contemporary romances read in recent times. Really loved the theme and the way the story is narrated. Not everyone is able to pull off such subtle way of story telling. Manju Nambiar has managed to. A feel good book which puts a smile on your face at the end. Like the banter between the leads and the way the characters are etched.

I fell in love with Ganapaty in the end like Nithya. I realized I was reading the story from Nitya's point of view. And like her I too judged him very early. :😀😀

An apt read if you love romance books and look forward for a light read. Looking forward for more books from you author. The story talks about a woman, her independence and choices she makes. She 's pretty headstrong and full marks to the author for sketching her that way. The one who can stand up for herself, gutsy and supported by her family in all situations.



Monday, July 16, 2018

Book Review# 50: LoveStruck: Prasupta Roy

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Blurb:

Kaatyaani works as an English teacher in a school. She enjoys her job as she finds it both challenging and rewarding. She dreams of excelling in this field and getting some recognition in her life. But, life takes a different turn when she marries Hemant. She now has only one wish-to become a mother.

For, she thinks a baby will fill the void in her life. But fate has different plans! Amidst the turmoil when life seems meaningless she meets Siddharth, a tall and handsome man in his mid-thirties. In him, she finds her ideal man, her soul mate. They come closer, fall in love and wish to spend life with each other. But Kaatyaani won’t leave Hemant. For, she thinks he will be shattered if she forsakes him.

Fate plays a game again when Hemant gets transferred to Bangalore. Her heart craves for Siddharth while her mind demands fidelity. In this tussle, between her heart and mind who will win-the heart or the mind?

My Take:

A predictable book.You  say you value your marriage, loved your husband  and at the same time you go and have an affair behind his back. Seriously, and that too with somone stranger,  with whom  a little chitchatting and couple of meet is enough to trust him more than your husband and have an affair with???? She stayed with him for ten days, slept with thim and then too want to stay in her marriage and prove what? That she is a Satisavitri? Helpless, Abla Naari?????And the best part is no one knew about her staying with some guy for ten days?

Again if infertility is an issue, why not convince him for adoption or just separate and move ahead with the lover who is ready to marry? What was Katayani trying to prove by staying in the marriage and cheating on her husband is something I failed to understand. Somehow she doesn't sound convincing or true to me.

At least  Hemant (the husband) sounded reasonable to move out of marriage when he felt it wasn't working anymore. Again no mention of his family/ parents or their reaction to their divorce.
She could have traced Siddarth via Facebook. In this era of technology, sending a message via messenger also helps to connect; if she had lost his number/ address. Why wait for "destiny" to bring them together also remains unanswered. The book could have been shorter had the author thought of this. Maybe a little more effective too.

Nothing very great about the story/ book.

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