31 January 2013 | By: Writing Buddha

30th January 2013!!! I and MR. AMITABH BACHCHAN!!!

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And this is I witnessing Mr. Amitabh Bachchan Live :-) 
             As it's always said that what you believe in, happens. The universe conspire to get the task accomplished for you. And it happens for sure when you become passionate for something/someone. If you love the thing/person die-hardly, there's no one who can stop you from achieving it. All of you know how big fan of Mr. Amitabh Bachchan I am. It has been almost 13 years since I am his fan. It all started with Mohabbatein because I was in 5th Std and then I realized what really this name BACHCHAN name is. For many days, I used to keep quiet during friends' interactions to make them feel that I have a kind of BACHCHAN ATTITUDE of Mohabbatein in me. :-) Then, Kaun Banega Crorepati was an epic in itself during Millennium year. That itself made me crazy about the Star of the Millennium. And that was the phase when the Legend was recovering professionally, personally and financially. Since then, he didn't stop and kept his magnificence alive till date. 

              Then from 2008, he started writing his BLOG which gave fans like me a chance to know about what exactly he thinks and feels about various topics and subjects that come across us in daily life. I got to learn a lot from him. And this is so obvious. Someone as perfect and incredible like Amitabh Bachchan can only make us learn something. Something? No. Every thing. Whatever amount of success I have achieved till now is just because of following every thing that he says in his blog. This insomniac and love with work in nights is also because he himself works till late night and sleeps for 3 hours or something. His Blog have changed my whole personality since 2010. Since last 1750 days, I am reading his blog without fail. His 18,000+ tweets, each and every has been read by me. His 100+ days on Facebook has been under my scanner. I have not missed a single public writing of his. Every interview of his has been read by me. I check the newspapers daily on Internet to find if he has been interviewed somewhere or not. This has cloned a part of him in me, my soul and my body. I think about him almost 10-20 times in a day time. 

               I don't know if the observers around me feel this or not but I do almost everything considering that I am no less or different from Mr. Bachchan. I see in mirror, talk like him and say by giving emphasis to my throat "Agla prashn. 5 Crore. Ye raha aapke computer screen par". With each day, I feel that my face, my body, my style and almost everything that I have or possess is transmogrifying like each feature of Mr. Bachchan. I already feel that my eye balls is just like Amitabh Bachchan's. :-) I feel that my way of Blogging is almost similar to his. And they are to some extent. Because I am getting inspired at a very high level. And this is bout to happen. 

The Stage where Amitabh Bachchan performed in front of my naked eyes. :-)
                And because I love him so much, I got to talk to him through Twitter in 2010 when he read my Blog luckily. That, I consider as my biggest achievement in life. Let "Uff Ye Emotions" be a Bestseller or let my own solo debut get into Bestseller's list, I will always say that personal interaction with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan will remain to be the biggest achievement and the compliment that he blessed my Blog with. Since then, I was content that at least I got 15 minutes of GOD personally for me. But as love proliferated more, as it kept raising higher towards zenith, I started to think of seeing him somehow. I always knew that he comes out of his bungalow- Prateeksha every Sunday and waves his hand to all his fans standing to have a glance but I wanted to witness him more than the 2 minutes that he comes out for. And finally I got chance on 30th January, 2013. Yes, yesterday to see him for more than 20 minutes. And it was because of following him passionately. He shared Free Passes on Facebook of Aadesh Srivastava's concert where he was to perform and I didn't give a second thought to this opportunity. 

            I asked my friend Prasad to accompany me and he agreed. Thanks Prasad. :-) And we witnessed Amitabh Bachchan sir sing, talk, walk and smile in front of us. It was hard for us to believe that we are from this rarest people who have gotten the opportunity to witness, experience and live Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. :-) Prasad is fond of photography to some extent. When Legend came on stage and I asked him to take a video, he said,"Chchod yaar. Dekhte hain". Hahaha! He was so tall, so weighted in terms of talent and extravaganza. When other singers performed, their voices came only from stage's direction. But when Amitabh Bachchan sang for 10 minutes, his voice had such an effect as if all the directions are trying their best to echo his voice in our ears from their respective origins. :-) At the age of 70, the amount of passion and perfection with energy that he displayed was greater than any other young performer on the stage. I can live my whole life positively because of the positive and legendary vibes that passed across me through his enlightened soul.

            I was choked as soon as the artificial wings of the bird parted in opposite directions and Amitabh Bachchan stood there with mike in his hands and sung a soulful classical song. But then I controlled myself because I was watching someone whom every Indian wants to see. Just a bit of his. For a second at least. And I was getting a chance to see him for whole 20 minutes. My God!!! God exists. Yes, he does. I have nothing more left to dream about after this. I saw the best personality of India. The Greatest Indian. The Best Human Being. Wow!!! I want to thank my stars that are playing beautifully with my life. Now, I can die peacefully at any point of time and go to heaven and tell everyone that I am not like everyone of you, I am from God's Special Humans who witnessed his Human Form on the Earth. :-) 

            I would like to thank everyone of you who keep praying for me and wish me best and success in life. 

P.S.: With Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, I also witnessed Abhishek Bachchan, Ashutosh Gowariker, J P Dutta, Boman Irani, Sonu Nigamm, Shaan, Aadesh Shrivastava, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shankar Mahadevan, Kailash Kher, Roop Kumar Rathod, Raghu Dixit, Naina Bachchan(Amitabh sir's bhatiji), Gracy Singh etc. But when its Amitabh Bachchan, other names look too small to even make us smile. :-)


30 January 2013 | By: Writing Buddha

Latest Updates about "Uff Ye Emotions"!!!

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           Once again I am here with a news about my Upcoming venture- Uff Ye Emotions, a book that has 12 stories from different authors in which your Favorite Blogger is also a contributor. :-) I have contributed "A Date with Fate" titled 5000-words story. I am sure that you will like my work as I have written it in the same style as I write Fiction Posts on this space. The book will be releasing on 10th February, 2013. The launch is going to be held at Delhi World Book Fair, Pragati Maidan on 10th February. If you are in Delhi at that point of time, do make it sure that you are attending the Launch as it will boost the morale of all the newcomers who are getting published with this book. I don't think I will be available there but you will get to meet other authors who are also a part of this novel. 

           Second Update regarding "Uff Ye Emotions" is- Now at Pre-ordering/ordering, you will not only get the book but also a Music Album that will have brand new compositions (Love and Romantic Songs) by Roouh Band. This, according to my knowledge, is happening for the first time in India. I am sure that you will love to pre-order the book at least now. :-) 

            Third Update- 5 Lucky winners who would have pre-ordered the book will also receive "Uff Ye Emotions' T Shirt". For that, you need to share your Purchase ID or the screen shot of "Order confirmed" on this Event Page of Facebook- Pre-order "Uff Ye Emotions" and win a "Uff Ye Emotions' T-shirt"

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28 January 2013 | By: Writing Buddha

Let's Talk Money by Akhil Khanna!!!

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             Good to see a special number "777" being touched and experienced. It's always a special day whenever I get to write such posts with unique numbers. But unfortunately, I am not talking on a topic but reviewing a book. As I promised all my readers that I will come up with some good books' review, I am just not procrastinating a bit. I want to keep reading until I get stuck with college duties. Tonight, I am not reviewing yet-another-fiction but a Non-fiction book named "Let's talk money" which also has the tagline of "Road to Riches Made Easy" that is published by Times Group Books. Book is authored by Akhil Khanna who has successfully pursued the degree of MBA with specialization in the field of Financial Management at the University of Sheffield, U.K in the year 1992. He spent the next eight years working for three organizations in India, two Indian reputed companies and the third a Korean Multinational. During his corporate career, he looked after a wide range of finance related activities in the companies ranging from Working and Term Financing Arrangements, Forex Management and Risk Hedging, Corporate MIS Reporting, Budgeting etc. 

                Coming to the book- "Let's Talk Money", I will share its synopsis as its a cut-to-cut summary about what the book is:

 Warren Buffett has two rules. Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget Rule No. 1. Let me add a Rule No. 3: Know how to apply Rule No. 1. For, neither our upbringing nor our education gives money any significant place. Money is the least discussed topic within a family. Formal education about it is absent. The aim of this book is to help people from non-financial background to become aware of the world of money. In a simple, jargon-free language, it tries to acquaint us with this world — the various options one has of investing and the things one should bear in mind while choosing an option. We come to know of the complexities of the global investment climate we live in today and the dangers to our investments. Remember: It is not important what one earns; true wealth is what one manages to keep.

            I will seriously appreciate Mr. Akhil Khanna for writing such a rich book. By seeing the cover page of the book and the name of the Publisher, Times Group Books, I didn't think that this book can be interesting and so entertaining. I thought that it would be something that will talk about money in some jargon and such keywords that will make me sleep. But fortunately, it taught me a lot. Akhil Khanna has made it sure that every person who is not from the Finance and Economics background can understand the book. As the synopsis says that he is trying to let people know how not to lose money, this book surely teaches us all the details in a very simple and understandable language in just 176 pages. 

             Right from the First Chapter- Money to last chapter- World Financial Crisis 2008, book keeps us teaching something or the else. The good thing about the book is that it discusses both the sides. When we invest money in something, it tells us what do we gain by doing it and how does the company in which we invested makes profit through it. Then it also tells when to invest in an organization and when not. It also tells as to what factors influence in growth of money and downfall of it. It tells when not to think about doubling the money. It tells how to buy shares and when to sell them off. How to judge a company while being involved in this business of Stock Market. ETC. 

              Another good thing about the author is the real life examples that he has mentioned in the book. Rather than giving Case Studies and making this a textbook, he has given certain interesting examples- some of them real while some of them fictionally built. Then, as the book starts becoming monotonous, author has given Chapter 9th- "Invest In Happiness" which is a very happy and serene read. I loved the idea of author to include such a chapter in this highly topic-oriented book. Author's confidence in his subject can be easily seen with the way every sentence is been written. He has made whole finance and economics so easy for all the laymen who would be reading this book. I, who is totally naive in this field, a Science student, liked this book and never got bored then I can assure that anyone of you can deal with it. And I recommend this to all of you as once you'll read this book, you'll find it easy to invest and use your money that you earn with hard-work and passion. I am not giving any Ratings to this book as this piece of work needs to be kept with ourselves without any reviews.

27 January 2013 | By: Writing Buddha

"Uff Ye Emotions" Preview!!!

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I have already shared this Cover Page of  "Uff Ye Emotions" where my Short Story "A Date with Fate" is Publishing

This is how your favorite Blogger is been promoted!!! :-)

To Pre-order the book "Uff Ye Emotions", Click Any of the two Links given below.

Meet Other Authors who are getting published with me in "Uff ye Emotions"



When Its For "Your" Happiness, Why Ask Someone's View?

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            Hello World! No, this is not the way I enter my Blog world every time but this is the way how every Programming Language of Computer begins with. The first lesson that we get is to print "Hello World!" on our screen. So I thought to enter the Blog space with these words today. May be this Semester might go better than the last one. :-) Time is the only element that I don't waste in life but sometimes the schedule that parents ask to give it to them, all the time goes in making their To-do list fulfilled by leaving ours. When parents can sacrifice half of their lives for us, why can't we devote some time for them? Hence, I sacrifice my schedule some times. Yes. Concentrate on my words- "Some times". Because today they have what they need. There will be a time when they won't have enough money to have what they need, I am just preparing myself for that phase of their life when I will their only support being a single child. :-) They know this and hence, they support. Yo!!! 

            Coming to today's lecture- Whenever we feel that we need to surpass our current status and move to the next great level, we start identifying our needs and finally buy/purchase something that we were in awe for. Some times, we even buy what we never decided but it attracted us in flick of seconds and we end up having it. Take an example. You are earning 3-4000 RS every month part timely after college hours. Now you need to purchase something for your happiness. You end up buying a Mobile phone for yourself. Now, you end up showing your handset to almost all your friends in happiness that you purchased it with your money. Several comments comes in and you feel satisfied with the transaction that you made. But some times when you don't get favorable and wanted comments, you end up getting depressed and you start disliking your purchase. This is something that hurts me. This shouldn't happen. 

             When you do something for your needs and happiness, you shouldn't ask anyone else about what's their view on it. Let it be in their very own place. You be determined with the way you are enjoying your life. You are happy with a QWERTY keypad phone that you got in 3000 RS but some one might show you a beautiful touch screen phone from a Branded company in the same price. You will end up killing your excitement and will to earn more and do something for your standard of living. Be what you were at the time of purchasing it. Remember your budget and requirements. You needed a phone with QWERTY keypad in 3000 RS and you never had any brand in mind. Just that someone else is adamant about buying a Branded touch screen phone, you get depressed with your purchase. No. This shouldn't happen. It's your hard earned money. Always be happy with whatever you have purchased. Keep reviewing your own product rather than asking others as to what's their take on it. These people don't have any take about your emotions but only about the product. Such people should be kept away from these Review-sheview Comment-shumment thing. Seriously. 

               A month ago, I got my eyes treated by Lasik Surgery. I did it for my happiness and satisfaction. After that, I haven't shared it with anyone. I didn't even ask any of my friends to tell me how do I look without specs. Because I know that there might be 9 out of 10 friends who'll say that specs suited me. Now what should I do with this keeda of sharing happiness? Go and get my cornea reshaped to get my specs back? Haha! Hence, I didn't share it with anyone. Not even with close friends. My story is getting published. I am just generally sharing it everywhere as I want my work to grow. But I didn't make any call in excitement to any of my friends to tell him/her about this achievement of mine. This is what I have done for me and my readers. Friends might end up saying,"Kya yaar. Seedhey poori novel release karni chahiye thi na." And all the excitement that I have to see my Name imprinted on a Back Cover Page will go off. Kya faayda

              Similarly, whenever I buy anything I never ask anyone as to what they feel about it. It's for my happiness. If I have selected a design for my brand new double bed, I will find comfort and solace in its perfection. I'll never ask any of my friends visiting my house to tell me how's the design. Because their take does not matter a bit to me. I am going to sleep on the bed. I am going to make it cry when I'll play with my wife on it. Ok sorry :-) I am going to have my 3-hours sleep on it. Where does the view of my friends come in between? Huh! Even while working on my Blog Posts, I do ask for your views on all of my writings. But I clearly mention in some posts that this is been written for me and I don't want anyone's comment on it. Because for that very post, I don't need anyone's view to tell me if what I shared was appropriate or not. Because I know that I have gone off-topic which may not impress majority. Yes.

              Whenever you do something for yourself, make it sure that you are just asking yourself for the very first time as to what's your view on it. If you are satisfied while having first look at it, be assured that this is something that you will have with you for a long time without replacing it with anything else. And when its for your happiness, never ever let anyone else shed their views on it. Yes, there are some things that you do for showing it to others. You might go to sale and purchase 5 foot wears just because they were too affordable and not because you needed it. Now you want to know which of them can be used for party wears and which for regular use. Then, you can discuss it with your friends and have their views. Because you didn't take these foot wears for your happiness only, you also had a will to be ostentatious.  :-) Maine toh ye tak soch rakkha hai ki main apne bachchon k shaadi k baad bhi kisi se nahi poochne wala ki kaisi lagi shaadi. :-) Kyunki tumhe chchole mein paani jyada aur chaney kamm lage toh usmein meri problem nahi hai. Maine apne khushi k liye apne bachche ki shaadi ki hai na ki tumhare. :-) I hope you understood my cry. Haha.

24 January 2013 | By: Writing Buddha

ARRANGED LOVE by Parul A Mittal!!!

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            The 6th book of this year is done reading in a single sitting. This is what happens when you get your hands on a very interesting and heart-gripping book. Even when I am suffering with epic-kind-of-stomach-pain, it was hard for me to go to sleep/rest by keeping this book aside without turning the last page of it. :-) Finally, I am done. "Arranged Love" which also has the tagline of "Can it get more complicated?" published by Penguin Books. The cover page of book is soothing and once you'll be done reading it, you will realize that it matches perfectly with the story. This is 2nd book of Bestseller Authoress- PARUL MITTAL whose first book is famous by name "Heartbreaks and Dreams" which is story of Girls @ IIT. Parul Mittal has mentioned it during her first book's release that she turned writer just to tell the story of IIT from a girl's view after her batchmate- Chetan Bhagat got Super Success by writing about the same from a boy's view. And I disliked her first book extremely. With this book, she has categorized herself in those section of authors who got fame by Srishti Publication but opted a Major Publication House instead of Srishti for 2nd venture. :-) And I am happy to tell all that I have loved reading "Arranged Love".

               Coming to the story[I am not writing it in my language as Synopsis is exactly what the book is about without any mirch-masala added]- Suhaani is enjoying her independent status in the US and her sexy Indian American boyfriend, when suddenly she loses her job to recession. And she's forced to move back to India where her father has selected a 'boy' for her from his guitar class. Suhaani doesn't know how to tell her Internet-savvy dad and Farmville-addict mother that she's not interested in an arranged match, especially to an IlTian. She decides to dislike the guy. Except that he's not too thrilled about her either. Even when they end up working together, Suhaani decides she will not fall for this guy. But before she can turn him down, he rejects her! Find out what happens next in this racy comedy of relationships that is Arranged Love!

             Parul Mittal's first novel disappointed me a lot because I just found a simple narration about her college's life in it and I felt that she didn't have that flick of writing. But I am totally surprised to see her in a totally new Avatar in this book. Now I know how Penguin accepted her honorably. :-) All the female authoress (mostly those are married) opts to write about Arranged vs Love Story based Fiction because they give their best shot in it. Mrs. Parul has done the same. She has finally touched the nerves of what people wants from an Author with a Biography like hers. :-) The way she has connected the story by keeping the protagonist of "Arranged Love"- Suhaani the younger cousin of the protagonist of "Heartbreaks and Dreams"- Tanu is something that is a BIG WOW!!! Hats Off! The whole story right from 1st page to 232nd is interesting and not a single page bores you. I can easily claim that I will look forward to future works of Parul Mittal.

               Coming to the review- The first five pages itself notifies that the book is going to be fast paced and entertaining. Suhani's interaction with her sister Tanu as soon as she comes back to India is surprisingly entertaining. The introduction of her childhood friend- Neha is also naughty and witty. Then, her conversation with her parents especially with mother is funny and typical Indian Mother-Unmarried Daughter talk. :-) Her mother's addiction towards Farmville is funnily narrated which is really fun to read. Haha. Also, later on her mother spying the account of Suhaani's boyfriend- Jay is god damn funny. Its amusing to imagine a mother stalking her daughter's boyfriend's Facebook profile. :-) Rejection moment with Deepak is wonderfully scripted. The real story begins from there. The way Jay keeps a normal gesture while bombarding minor bombs over her through conversation that keeps on screwing her mind is another good part of the book. 

               The way Authoress has described the feeling of a girl for boy's physique is what I would appreciate because in India, it is always shown as if only boys are physically attracted while girls are quite controlled. But this book gives a real insight. Second- As some of the recent events like movies, songs etc are mentioned, it refreshes our mind because we feel as if all the characters are true and living somewhere near us. :-) Third- One Liners in the book are funny. Some of them really made me laugh.

             Coming to the drawbacks- Jay's character is boring and does not entertain. Even when Author shows that Suhaani is in love with him, all the events described with him right from start is just about lust, physical attraction and love-making. That's something off-track. Then, when the word "nipple-hardening" is used for the first time, I liked it but later on when authoress kept on talking about hardening of nipples, it irritated. Even males don't talk about erection for so many times in their book. It should have been avoided. That's all. 

             Overall, I would rate this book 3.75/5. I would have given it more if I would not have read other stories related to the same topic from female authors. And Yes, this book is a WRITTEN version of the movie "NAMASTEY LONDON". Almost. :-) Go, get the book. It's worth.

22 January 2013 | By: Writing Buddha

Pre-order my First Published Story "Uff Ye Emotions"!!!

773rd BLOG POST -->>

             The day I got a call from Vinit Bansal sir and he asked me to write a Story for an upcoming Anthology by Mahaveer Publishers, I was very skeptic as to what should I do- Make an entry with a Short story in the Publishing industry or wait and finally come with a Full Novel. But then I remembered the sayings of Super Human Beings that we shouldn't let Opportunities go from our hands as it does not come every day. We have also heard how Shahrukh Khan rejected Slumdog Millionaire but Anil Kapoor accepted it and walked Red carpets in Oscars. :-) Hence, I didn't want to commit such a mistake. I wasn't pretty excited about this venture until I saw my Name on the Back Cover Page an hour ago. :-)

              Friends, all of you have stayed with me for last 1272 days in this journey of blogging. Many of you always pinged me for writing a Novel as you felt that I will write something very different and artistic. Though its taking time, I am up with this 5000-words Love Story titled "A Date with Fate" which is part of this Anthology- "Uff Ye Emotions". This will give me a rehearsal as to how to come up with my novel in market and react to all that happens during this session of getting accepted, published, reviewed and I don't know what what.. I have just begun my Journey. Finally, your Blogger is a Published Author though of a short story but this will at least give you a belief that I will come up with my novel too. :-) 

            "Uff Ye Emotions" will be publishing on 10th February(estimated time), 2013. Till then, you can Pre-order it on Flipkart and Homeshop18 in just Rs. 90. The book will be delivered at your home and you can pay the money to the delivery boy. I hope I will get a lot of support from all of you so that my journey will get a boost and my future will get stabilized. I want to deliver a lot through writing. I hope I will. It's all in hands of all of you now. I am sharing the links below. Do take care. I am feeling short of words tonight. Little choked. I will talk in detail the day I'll hold the book in my hands. :-) This is still a Secret at home. I hope it remains to be so. I want my parents to directly touch their son's work. I hope they'll feel proud of me. 



Treat the Person, Not his Ideologies!!!

772nd BLOG POST -->>

            You would have noticed the kind of posts I have been writing since the Delhi rape case. It's all blunt and too straight-forward. Though I am loved for these posts but still, I try to be diplomatic sometimes. I try to give a message through my posts and move out from the space but since 2013 has arrived, I am just trying to do something as bold as Rakhi Sawant but in different space and unique style. Haha! Many of you might have disliked my views but thankfully, there's no revolt against me at a beautiful Landmark in my town. :-) The issues on which I have talked about are all related to what a certain section of society thinks or certain individuals believe in. Some of us think in letting women explore themselves while some of us think to block them within the four walls of bedroom. Some of us want our children to study in corrupt India while some of us want them to study in some International University outside India. This is how the clashes of ideologies has to happen. And I don't think that until and unless there are clashes of ideas, there's any fun in interaction with anyone, even with best friend. 

            But I want to spread another message across through this post which I have learned with time. Though there would be some events when you shall know that the ideologies, principles and morals in which you believe are exactly what should be the case but still you will find many people against you. For an example, respecting every elder is good and valid. But still there will be certain people who would ask you not to respect certain elders because touching everyone's feet isn't good as some of them are of lower caste than our's. Your brain might get a virtual injury hearing to such cheap mentalities of good and rich people around you of a very sophisticated society. :-) But then, you will have to deal with them. My motto of this post is to tell that let the ideology of the person with whom you meet every day be extremely opposite to what you think/believe but yet make it sure that your relationship with him/her isn't getting affected. Make it sure that both of you are not discussing that segment of topic. And it becomes easy to deal with society and people.

            As I always say that I am against relationships. My friends are committed to their partner- some from last 1 hour while some from last 10 years. But whenever I meet them I make it sure that I am not asking them about their partner. This makes me comfortable and cool. Because listening to all the illegal acts they are involved in, I will surely get pissed off which I don't want to. I love my mood the most in life and I can't spoil it because of someone's love story. Seriously. Hence, I never ask them about what's their relationship status. Secondly, the biggest crime that I do in life according to some non-dreamers is not sleeping for more than 3 hours daily. I make it sure that I don't discuss with them what I do when I am at home. Because once the schedule will be discussed, I'll end up telling them that I saw my clock ticking 5 AM and then I slept which will raise a stupid, unambitious and discouraging speech. I don't even discuss it with my father.

             Then, a topic such as of religion. There are some people whom I find are over-religious and then I find some who are not religious at all. I hate both the categories. I love the people who work passionately by keeping all the faith in God and taking the almighty's name whenever they get time in a day. Hence, with other pious and atheist people, I don't discuss religion. Because, the ideology does not matches. Then there are people in life who loves partying a lot while there are others who don't even like to attend a small hang-outs too. With such people, I never discuss as to what I feel about partying and hanging outs. Because I know that they will end up in debating as to why should one get involved in useless glamour and noise pollution.

              It's simple. Everyone is familiar with the opposite directions of Salman and Shahrukh Khan. The only reason about this is the clashes of opposite ideologies. If they would not have discussed that but only about their work throughout their life, their relationship could have been as sweeter as it was, once. The best example is the relationship of Amitabh Bachchan and Bal Thackeray. Everyone of us know that Amitabh Bachchan is a silent and non-violent personality while Bal Thackeray was aggressive and violent. But still their relationship was very strong till the end. Why? Because whenever they met they discussed movies and cartoons rather than what Amitabh Bachchan thinks of his violent approach in politics. BINGO!

              Ideologies will always differ whenever you are in communication with human beings. The best part is to keep the relationship filled with all the talks except those where the ideologies are totally opposite. My parents and few relatives always asked me to withdraw this Blog from Public medium initially but I made it sure that I am not talking about the space with anyone of them. Even when they wanted to, I used to wittingly switch to some another topic. That resulted in good relationship till today. Now, they want to discuss my blogging as a good activity but I still keep it away from discussions. :-) Once decided, almost decided for life. :-) I don't even discuss my Blogs with my friends because I know, everything that I write her would not be appreciated by them. So why to maaring kulhadi on my legs? :-) The people who want me to get married before 28-30 years of age are never allowed to discuss the topic of marriage with me. That is how I live. Otherwise, I tell you folks, these anti-ideologists  people can kill someday through their shabdon ka baan itself without using any weapon. :-)

               Hence, always try to keep the relationship with any individual intact with all the talks except that pinches you. Make it sure that you are not touching the topic even by mistake. If you do, remember- A relationship can only be moved ahead if you will compromise with some situations. You will have to forbid discussing anything that's related to your interest which is their disinterest or something that you hate while they love the most. So, keep the distance maintained while conversing with anyone so that you don't land up discussing the wrong part, thus creating a bad image for the person and never ever wanting to talk to him/her again in life. Let your friend screw 100 girl friends but make it sure that when you meet him, you aren't discussing his Play boy life. And never ever break friendship/relationship with anyone because of clash in ideology. it's most stupid thing to do on Earth. It's simple. Isn't it? Follow The Rule. Never ever discuss with me as to why my Blog Posts come when Sun starts preparing to rise and spread its brightness across the globe. :-) 



A Maverick Heart: Between love and life by Ravindra Shukla!!!

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            It becomes hard to pick and finish a book of almost 400 pages when you are used to reading books of 225-250 pages from a long while. The 5th book that I picked this year is "A Maverick heart: Between love and life" published by Leadstart Publishers. Book is of 383 pages and it is seriously very lengthy. I would recommend everyone to read it only when you are totally free from all the other stuffs of your life like college, office, family responsibilities etc. The best environment to read this book is while journeying in train or bus. It will be an excellent read then. The book was been selected by Penguin Publishers but because of some issues, author turned over to Leadstart. An unfortunate step but then, such mistake happens in a debut novel. The author Ravindra Shukla is an Engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He has been working in IT software technology. He has worked with PWC and IBM in USA for 15+ years. It is surprising to know that we have an author from IIT and not from Srishti Publications. :-) A rare of the rarest moment. Haha!

              Coming to the story of A Maverick Heart- It is the story of three young kids- Rahul, Neerav and Richita. All of them belongs to different family backgrounds with different approaches yet very close and affectionate towards each other. But life has some different plans for them. Their logic, practicality, emotions clashes against each other and all them get parted away. Being in the same IIT campus, meeting each other and befriending, they feel that their life is perfect. They love their college life a lot until Richita's family intervenes. Rahul's logic makes it difficult for everyone to stay with him. Later, all of them lands into corporate world and ends up in the realm of the social-political world. The book covers almost a journey of decade- 1996 to 2004. To know how the story moves forward, get the book and read it yourself. 

              Ravindra Shukla has a very fluent and good English. Yes, I get very few opportunities where I get to say that I got to learn something from author's language and this, fortunately, lands up in this good category. He has not used same sentences and emotions to express the events that we get to witness in almost every book. He has his own unique style which makes it evident that the author has talent to write. The way he has embedded lots of issues in a single story is appreciable. I got to learn so much from those parts. IIT's stories are abundant in market but still this is featured in its own artistic way. I can easily say that I will pick Ravindra Shukla's work next time I'll see it in market. 

              Coming to the review- The coverage of almost 10 years of all the three characters in the book is the reason why this book is good. Even when there are lots of characters in the book initially- Rahul, his mother, Richita, her parents, Roy's, Neerav, professors etc, author has succeeded in defining everyone's character uniquely that attaches us to each one of them. My favorite character of the book has been of Richita's because it is too real to be called a fictional character. :-) 

              The letter by Dr. Deen Dayal initially is so natural. The interaction of children with professors in a party-kind-of-gathering is amazing. I loved reading the part. Rahul and Richita's romance in the IIT campus is fine and mature. It isn't kept under the clouds of love making and sex but in determination and passion. The sketching part is sweet. The cheering part during Sporting ceremony is also a beautiful concept. The way Rahul and Richita has to part their ways later on in the story tells us what realistic world is and how some people have to take such decisions because of the situation. Richita's reaction to Rahul's last letter is emotional even when its expressed in just two sentences. Neerav and Richita's conversation in the Interactive session is very refreshing. Again, Deepak's coverage in the story is appreciable.

             The USP of this book is the conversations that are described between any characters at any point of time. Each one of them carries a philosophy and knowledge with a pinch of wit and wisdom in it. I just want to frame all the conversations and place them on walls of my house and read them every morning. They are so good. Not in any other book did I find such wisdom in conversations. Even if you don't have time to read the book, go through its conversation, you will learn a lot. :-) The climax of the book is some thing that satisfied me a lot because as the whole story kept on going with lots of sacrifices in every character's life, I was skeptic about the climax. 

              Coming to the drawbacks- As the 2/3rd part of the story is based in America, I found it hard to connect myself with the environment. Even the whole business processes and cities' names didn't excite me. Just because the characterization is deep, I kept on reading the book. Yeren's involvement in the story didn't create any magic and it could have been done without including her in the book. But because author wanted to show how the mentality of Americans and Indians differ, he used the character. Then, the lots of economy and politics that is discussed in the book is sometimes good but sometimes over descriptive. That's all. 

               In all, I would say that the book is different with an outstanding genre but still there was something missing because of which I am not giving it 4. I will rate it 3.75 out of 5. Go get the book. 


19 January 2013 | By: Writing Buddha


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            It has been a long time since I have been away from anything that talks about side-effects of relationships or you can say, ill-effects of relationships. I think, if this is how I will keep on writing against this chumma-chaati era of my generation, I will be dislodged very soon. :-)

            What's the average age bar in which boys and girls fall into the so-called Relationship that has lots of monetary love involved in it? Nowadays, children right from 5th std has started getting involved in affairs because parents don't hesitate in providing them mobile at such a juvenile age. But, the average age bar is 16 years to 22. Right? No, this is not a result of any survey but my own observations and I don't think that anything can be better faithful numbers than those given by me. A deep deep sorry to all of you who read the previous sentence. :-) At this age, my generation claims to understand every thing about love. They start roaming here and there with their hand in hand and believe that they know what an eternal word like LOVE means. Either God of Love has stopped working over the department given to him or human-beings defeated him by challenging him continuously. :-) 

               The last stupid so-called affair that I had- didn't involve a single penny in it.  It progressed for 15 days to end like the submersion of Titanic but still, I didn't let a single penny from my pocket to be spent over her. Everyone who hears this sees me with disbelief and feels as if I am one of the most undeserving boyfriends; as if I am excited to get the title of "Most Desirable". Huh! If money is all that expresses love, its better to stay out of it. If money is all that tells that I care for the person, its better that you go and lay down with Ambani's and Tendulkar's sons. I, being a son of middle-class family, can not afford such relationship. Girls have started believing that boyfriend will have to pay every time they will go for an outing, dinner, shopping or trip. Even if girl friend buys bangles, artificial jewel, sandals or any damn cheapiyapa (Sorry for the English version of ...... that I had to create :-)), boy friend pays for it. I have even overheard,"Friends k saath shopping karne mein apna kharch hota hai. Boyfriend k saath jaane mein sub uska isliye main us hi k saath jaana pasand karti hoon".

                Just answer a question. When both the boy and girl are in college, both have no source of income, all money that they have is a subset of their Pocket money, then how does a boy turns up to be the one who pays for every expenses? In which religion is this been said? Idiots, cheapos, it's husband who has to pay every thing that his wife needs. That's a relationship that is considered in every "dharma". This boyfriend-girlfriend thing does not exist anywhere in any worthy and respectful holy book. So, please stop using your boyfriend as a husband. He is not. And even you know that you are not sure about marrying him. Because, when you will see that your father has arranged someone who already earns 40,000 a month and is a stable person in life, you will leave this poor guy who kept on spending all his pocket money over you. Shame girlfriends!!!

              Secondly, a girl of any kind- intelligent or idiot knows that the pocket money which their boy friend gets is NOT more than 1000-1500. Still, when they see that their boyfriend is buying expensive gifts for them, they never neglect. Why? Because this is what they need from boyfriend; to spend on all those areas over which they can't spend themselves because of their low pocket money. So cheap. Each and every Indian knows that the price of petrol is increasing like population in our country. Still, these girlfriends will never say NO to their boyfriend when he'll assure that he will take her for a long ride on the outskirts of the city. They know that their boyfriend has brought them to one of the expensive hotels of the town which the girlfriend's father could himself can't afford but still she will never say to her boy to not to spend so much. Each and every girl knows that the boyfriend is stealing money from home to entertain them, every girl knows that he may be doing some illegal activities to get these amount of money to spend over her but still, they have no concern about this.

            When both of you are non-working and as you bloody love-birds say that we love each other equally and in infinity, then show it equally. Both of you pay equally every time you are out. Because boy friend isn't earning anything. He is in the same situation as you. Then how can you let him spend his father's money over you? Already his father is struggling with the inflation and mehengayi and feeding your boyfriend, his siblings, his mother and his grandparents. Also attending several guests at home. Saving for his daughter's wedding. Now, you expect your boyfriend's father to also take care of you just because you are a temporary "material" in his son's life. Huh! When its your boyfriend's birthday, he feeds you in an expensive hotel and shows you movie in a Multiplex. When its your birthday, even then he feeds you and shows you a movie. Who the hell has invented this concept? 

             Girlfriends, can't you pay for what you eat with him? Can't you pay for your movie ticket? Can't you pay for whatever you purchase and let your boyfriend pay the money? Are you so poor and downmarket? Can't you recharge your cell to call him? Why do you make him call you every time? Can't you pay for petrol equally every time you play a part of pillion behind him? These girlfriends don't even feel ashamed when they are been gifted with expensive gifts like gold ear-rings, handset, dresses, wristwatch etc. They take it happily (I don't understand as to why parents of these girls don't ask them about the things at home which they have not purchased for them).  And astonishingly, if you'll blame these girlfriends for looting their boyfriend, they'll say that its boyfriend's fault that he spends over them and not theirs. Shameful!

              Girls, if you are using your boyfriends' money, at least make it sure that you are utilizing his money at the right place. This I am saying only on the condition that you have dropped down to a cheap level where you'll make him spend over you, only then is this applied that I am saying. Make it sure that he is not gifting you a 15000 Rs cellphone but is paying 15000 of your total college fees. At least that will save your father's money. You will at least save someone's money. Make it sure that he is paying the D-Mart bill of your house's monthly shopping. That will help your parents a lot. Don't do this sin purposely of letting your boyfriend spend these amount of money over you. Stop trying to be innocent. I don't know why these stupid boyfriends want to prove their manliness by spending on these girlfriends. Can't they show it by talking to his and her parents and proving them by reaching a level where he starts achieving more than his-and-her father achieved in their life? If you are a man, do this rather than feeding your girlfriend (who is purposely enjoying benefits)  by your old father's money who is already dying in mehengaai. Stop stealing at home. Stop asking for 5000 Rs at home when you know that the Semester form's fee is just 2000 rs. Stop looting your parents. 

              In the end, let me tell all of you what my blunt opinion is. A boy wants to enjoy a physical relationship that he can never get except from a prostitute/call-girl. And this is very risky. Hence he stalks a girl that he likes. A girl retorts with YES because she needs money in life to enjoy the pleasure of life which she can never get with the kind of pocket-money she gets. She is happy with the condom-clad penis getting penetrated into her every Valentine's, birthday, New Year, trip etc. And in return, boy is happy with all the expenditure that he does. This is the only purpose for which these bloody boyfriend-girlfriend wala relationship comes into existence by colliding against all the "dharmas", "religions" and "Holy-books". If you feel that I am wrong, tell me in which boyfriend-girlfriend-wala-relationship has boobs not been sucked and penis not been touched? If your relationship is over a year old and there has been no physical involvement, then I must say that boy and girl are in pure and sweet love that I believe love really is. But if there has been unhooking of bra and unbuttoning of jeans in a private room then... it's all LUST and BEHUDAPANN. That's ALL!!!

P.S.: I don't regret a single word said in the post. I want girls to know that they are also a robber with their boyfriend every time he steals money from his mother's purse or father's wallet. And there is no concept where boyfriend is the only one who has to pay. You are an equal partner to him. To boyfriends, I would say, don't hesitate in sharing the link of this blog post with your girlfriend. This is truth and your girlfriend should realize it. And stupid you, control your lust. Remember, they are as lusty as you. So, let them also pay for the same- physical exploration and fun.

P.P.S.: This post is not generalized for all. It is for the targeted boyfriends/girlfriends. Those boys/girls who have never been involved in any relationship can replace the word "girls/boys" with "girlfriends/boyfriends" wherever it is been used in the post. :-) I never generalize every one. 


17 January 2013 | By: Writing Buddha

The Dumb and the DumbFounded by Abhinav Shrivastava and Prerna Varma!!!

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             The fourth book of 2013 is been read. Reading is the best habit that I have and hence, I keep on promoting as much as I can so that others reading this medium can also indulge into this habit as it is been said to be the best Habit by many great men in history. :-) This time, I have read "The Dumb and the Dumbfounded" which also has the tagline "Life as we see it!". This is 231-pages novel published by ABC Publishers. This is the first time when I have picked up this publisher and I am satisfied with the quality of the cover page, pages, binding etc. I would like to specially mention that Cover Page of the book is something that I have seen very rarely- 5/5 to it.  The book is written in co-authorship by Abhinav Shrivastava and Prerna Varma. Both of them are debutantes and it is the first time when they have written a novel. Both are writers who have pursued their education from Amity University and Delhi University. They have written over 500 articles for local sections of leading newspapers and websites while freelancing for magazines. They work for causes like cerebral palsy, fight against female feticide and right to education. 

For few, college is the temple of learning, for some it is their ticket to romance, for others it is a place to make new friends, creating countless memories !
What does 'college' mean to you?Does it remind you of your 'best friend?'The friend who has been there, shared your dreams, acted as an advisor and an agony aunt!
But what if this same 'friend' betrays you, tries to sabotage your career and threatens to reveal every single detail of your life?
Would you sit in a corner and sob? Or would to stand up and retaliate?
'The Dumb and the Dumbfounded' is a tale of two friends- Aarav and Dhruv, who embark on a thrilling ride of life.But soon the thin line between thrill and fright starts to dissipate.
Aarav begins to lead a 'dual life.'Dhruv gives a new meaning to IIT.And one of them discovers other's plans.
Would they forgive and forget? Or would they seek vengeance? But first, they have to make the ends meet, without actually making them meet!
This is a journey where there's nothing right or wrong.

                 Coming to the authors- As they are young debutantes, I did find some drawbacks in their writing but I was satisfied with no grammar and spelling mistakes in the book. They have kept the book as simple as possible. They have generally targeted the age-group of 16 to 22, it seems. Because, the book is too simple for anyone who has passed out from college. The college children would love to read the book. Narration is fine. At few places, it seemed as if authors wanted to touch a landmark but missed it by couple of steps. They'll have to work little more before writing their 2nd novel. I would suggest them to read more books in this genre. It will surely help them to get the real way in which one should carry forward a story which has suspense hidden in it. Else, I would say that their writing skills didn't disappoint me. 

              Coming to the review, the first chapter of the book itself gives a feel that we are not going to read something that young authors publish these days. The initial pages of the book are very interesting when it's about lying to the stranger by the characters of the book and later meeting him/her co-incidentally and then dealing with it casually. The characters are defined very well. What I liked about the book is that authors haven't inserted sexual and intimate scenes to add spices in the story even when the book is about flirting, loving, committing, ditching etc. They have kept it decent. Kudos. College life ends soon in the first half itself. Another exciting feature of this novel. As soon as the ambitions and career's talks comes in the book, my reading pace fastened. The fights that both-Aarav and Dhruv keep having with their girlfriends in respective relationships are funny and cheap. Haha! The second half of the book is, actually, the winner. And the best part of the book is its climax. It saved the book.

             Coming to the drawbacks- The book is very slow. I felt that they should have added more ingredients in these 231 pages than the very few that they have. The diary part should have been written in some different form and format rather than in the same tone as the whole book is been written. Narration sometimes felt weak, I think its because of the lack of co-ordination between both the authors at times. I felt that there wasn't any need of describing few things in detail as they are already understandable. As the book is about unfolding the suspense in the end of it, authors should have made the plot little doubtful at times so that it would have been fun when the story unfolds in the end. 

             But still, the climax is the winner and for me, it saved the book, literally. I can say that this is a book-form of the comedy movie- Garam Masala where two males keep fighting for girls and also against each other. If you enjoyed watching Garam Masala, you will love reading this book. :-) I would give it 2.75/5. One-time read? Yes, for the age group of 16-22. 


15 January 2013 | By: Writing Buddha

Spicy Bites of Biryani by Ashwina Garg!!!

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            Third book of this year is also been read. This book was a short read because of its simple language and narration. I am talking about newly released book “Spicy Bites of Biryani” which also has the tagline “because life needs a little masala”. This 225-pages book is published by Srishti Publications.[And Yes, this is the first review of this book on InternetThe cover page is beautifully done. The title of the book is too creative to go with the content of the book. It has been for the first time when I have seen that Srishti hasn’t given the biography of an author on the other side of front cover but it is scribbled at the back cover just like Rupa publications does. Suddenly, I am seeing a good change in Srishti through this book but I am too disappointed to see the price of the book rising from 100 to 150 Rs. While the books of Srishti are available at 60 to 70 rs on E-commerce websites, this one is available for more than 100 rs. When the number of pages is the same that the Publication has been publishing since years, why this hike in price? Isn’t it injustice to this debutant author? This is my serious request to the Publisher to please not to hike the price of your books because readers have been attached to Srishti because of its reasonable pricing in market when compared to books by other Publications. 

            Spicy Bites of Biryani is written by the debutant authoress- Mrs. Ashwina Garg- who lives in Hyderabad with her husband and two kids. She studied accountancy and has worked as an entrepreneur, a German translator and a technical writer. Coming to her writing style, I would say that she has handled her first book with utmost care and concern which readers will surely love to read. The successful female authors in our country who writes in this genre are famous because of the way they have been writing by portraying what a female thinks about men- married and unmarried. Ashwina Garg has just categorized her in this classic group which includes great names like Preeti Shenoy, Varsha Dixit, Komal Mehta etc. She has kept the book funny at times while too thoughtful in some other parts of it. She has given a perfect shape to each character that made me imagine all of them as someone whom I know from a long time. In short, I would say that she has excelled in her first book and I would love to read more books from her which is women-centric. 

               The book is about four characters. The synopsis of the book is perfectly done hence I would not try to define the story in my language. It’s here- “Sanjay is a US- returned software millionaire determined to have an arranged marriage after selling his company and breaking up with his two-timing girlfriend. Aditi is a commitment-phobic writer who can’t figure out what her next book is about but has perfected the art of break-ups. Mayank and Jayshree are the perfect couple. If only they weren’t dealing with rude relatives, killing deadlines, procreation pressures and those ultimate romance-killers..Monotony and boredom! This light-hearted story traces the lives of these four successful, thirty-something friends who all come to the same conclusion… The hardest thing about having the perfect life is keeping it that way!” 

                Coming to the review- It’s a typical stuff that one would expect from a married female author. And that’s the good part about it. Mayank and Jayshree’s relationship makes us think about how we would be after our marriage. Sometimes, it makes us feel good about it while sometimes, it scares. She has portrayed their married relationship very well. The complications that they meet when it comes to giving birth to baby is also handled respectfully. Author has made it sure that she is not letting anyone’s sentiments towards marriage and having baby hurt. The confusion that is shown in the relationship of unmarried Sanjay and Aditi is the USP of this book. I just loved reading their parts. And wonderfully, they are given the whole coverage in the book. Aditi has turned out to be my favorite character. Beautifully portrayed! Even when the authoress is the first time author, she has managed to narrate Aditi’s writing journey perfectly. I related with her Writer’s character very easily. Even Sanjay’s character is given full justice. 

                 I loved the scene when Aditi goes to Sanjay’s new flat and the scene of both of them sitting together with both their knees touching each other with scraps all around. Then, the marriage proposal is also another beautiful scenario. Also, all the reasons why Aditi does not want to get married are also done perfectly. Sanjay’s rich life and middle-class relatives scenario is something I would say I loved authoress for. The flat thing between Sanjay and Sheetal is too cheap to be discussed and I seriously enjoyed and laughed like anything in all those parts. Also, the climax of the book isn’t ended with marrying of the couples but by something unpredictable that I didn’t think book would end like. In all, everything that the author wanted to put into the book has been done without stretching the story for a single page. Yes!

                 Coming to the drawbacks, initially the book does not pick up nicely nor does it make you confident that you might like it in future. The sub-plots in the first half does irritates as the story does not move forward. It seems to be boring. Though the book had one-liners, it would have been better with more humor. Mayank and Jayshree ‘s part should have been little more in the book, at least by 10 pages. And I didn’t like Aditi’s character’s assassination by mentioning again and again about her innumerable ex-boyfriends. Yes, I am little emotional and sentimental when it comes to this.  In all, I would rate the first attempt of the debut authoress- 3.75/5. If you have loved reading any of the top 3 authoresses I have mentioned, you can definitely pick up Mrs Ashwina Garg.