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Book Review: An Ode to Life

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I am not a poem reader except when I come across something from a friend or social media. When Mr. Tajammul Kothari shared his collection of poems in a book ' An Ode to Life ', I was more than happy to read and share my experience with all. Poems might look like a simple way to convey the message, but as simple as the craft looks, it is really difficult to draft the emotions. An Ode to Life is collection of poem taking through a person's life from birth to death. It covers various emotions from being parents to ashes to also love and heartbreaks. The journey called life passes through various phases and the book talks about all those phases.  You feel connected with many of the poems in the book as every one of us have experienced that phase or seen someone going through it. The happiness of seeing your child or waiting for your loved one. The book also touches the various phase of our life which is less talked about - Death. A goodbye to life, reflecting over w

Book Review: Maximum City

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Mumbai, a city which never sleeps, a city of dreams, a city of lights and fast life. Mumbai, earlier called Bombay, has many names. This city has attracted people from all parts of India to come and change their life. But does their life improved from that of in the village or they created a different world of their own. Being born and bought up in Mumbai, never thought how the life will be for people who come from villages or other part of India. Also the two categories of people, lower and middle class, whose life has many ups and down, middle class people (like me) don't know what it is like to be in their shoes.  For me, Mumbai was a place where I grew up, many things in the city were normal to me. People who grew up in other cities, saw a different side of Mumbai and came here to chase their dreams. From 1990's till 2000, Mumbai as a city has experience best and worst, from Bomb blast to the emergence of don, from the rise of Marathi community to fight between Hindu

Book Review: Inheritance Cycle

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I have always loved fiction books, for the simple reason that, they transport you to a world where everything is possible. A world of wizards, or maybe world after the apocalypse, or world of dragon and dwarf, the choices are endless. While reading the book, my imagination keeps on rolling and I see a world of possibility! Hence, my love for such books and movies landed me to see ‘Eragon’ movie first and then picked up the book. Though movie got some bad reviews and didn't do wonders on box office, but I somehow liked the movie and ended up reading the book, Eragon by Christopher Paolini . After reading the first book, obviously you will start reading the entire series. I also did the same, but after some gap between first and rest of the books. Took more than 2-3 years to actually start with Book Two, ‘ Eldest ’ but once I started reading Eldest, I was more than eager to get my hands on Brisingr and Inheritance . Luckily, the author, Christopher Paolini, published all the book

Book Review: Faults in our Stars

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Now a days it is a tragedy that everyone of us have someone in family or friends who has or gone through cancer. It is one of the dangerous disease. Written by John Green, 'Faults in our star' is book on those people who are suffering from cancer. The story doesn't talk about the disease or even about suffering from cancer in detail. It talks about how the main characters, Hazel Grace and Augustus Walter, despite having cancer, live their life and try as much as possible to be normal. The main character, Hazel Grace, is suffering from lung cancer and is on experiment drug which has increase her life span. She visits a support group where people with cancer come together and share their experiences and grief. In the group, she meet Augustus Walter and Isaac. Augustus (Gus) was suffering from cancer but he is cured whereas Isaac is about to lose his eye sight because of it. The story evolves around the love story of Hazel Grace and Gus and their common interest - a bo

Light at the end of the tunnel

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When I am writing this blog, personally I am in the dark tunnel of my life and I am search of that light which will tell me that the tunnel is ending. We all go through a phase where everything is just not right and things are going bad. In my case, I am going through bad health problems, career is in danger, missing out on my passion and my most prized possession is destroyed. And now I am wondering what else can go bad? What is a thing in my life which is in danger now? In such phase the one question we ask everyone, even god is ‘Why me?’ and I asked the same question. Normally I have answer to my own question but this time I am clueless. I asked this question and then I looked around and I realised, it’s not only me who is asking that question. Many of us are bound to be in this tunnel and we wonder why me? Everyone of us experience a down side in life, a person sitting at home jobless for 9 months, a person is looking for partner for marriage and unable to find since 5

2013 here I am !!!

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So yet another blog on New Year. Quite late this time but atleast I Made it before the New year ends! This year was like a rollercoaster ride. There were happy and sad moments. As usual this year new adventure started with new job and new life. Never imagined that so much can happen in 1 year. 2012 started on bad note by losing one of my best friend. I still miss her on many occasions. May her soul rest in peace. This year was also year of no job satisfaction. Constant changes and peoples behaviour made it difficult to learn or grow. At the same time, this year was also full of trip. Short trip or long trip, every destination was amazing and full of memories. February month was filled with short trip to Alibag and again short trip to goa. Then in April, we cousins went to Mahabaleshwar. April was month of hometown, Rajasthan. Udaipur, City of Lakes welcomed us. June was for family and 50th Anniversary celebration of my Grand Father and Mother in Satara. After that comes the week

Hold on... It's not over!

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There are moments in life when we want to give up, there are moments where we feel like a loser and there are moments where we feel that we have achieved nothing. Two kinds of situations normally makes us feel like that. 1) When we have not got success. We always got failure or have to adjust with whatever is available. 2) When we reach high success and then suddenly falls down. First situation can be tackled as we learn to grow and make ourselves more flexible and accept the situation. We feel sad but we don't have any past to compare with or judge ourselves. Even a small success can bring happiness and satisfaction. In such situation we just try to focus and hone our skills. Whereas in second situation, it becomes difficult for us to come back to real life. We are stuck with a star image. We start comparing, we start regretting, we start feeling stupid. We blame others or ourselves for decision which lead to failure. It becomes difficult for us to accept failure. We think o