Sunday, 15 September 2019 | By: Writing Buddha

Kisholoy Roy:- "Writing block to me is a myth" (Interview)

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Hi Dr.Kisholoy, we would like to know how you got into the Writing space? How did it all start?
It was always there within me but then as individuals we often discover certain creative instincts within us a little late in our lives. It especially happens when there is no one in your immediate family who is pursuing a similar field as a profession or as an amateur. Actually i discovered the writer within me sometime during my college days. I started with writing short stories. Then i started experimenting with other genres as time went by.

What gives you motivation to write book after book in different genres?
A THOUGHT. Yes a thought that strikes my mind and when that thought stays with me for sometime and it keeps troubling me night and day like a pestering kid; that serves as the fodder for my next book.

How do you take time from your schedule for writing and what challenges do you face with schedule?
I have my workshops on marketing management to conduct and also various consulting and teaching activities but then it’s the temptation to tell a story that matters. When that temptation crosses a certain threshold limit, i somehow happen to find time for writing a book at any point of the day.

Tell us something on your love for your Cricket as we know you are from Bengal and you want or not, your default settings are set to Sports.
I have been an avid observer of the game since 1985 when our house got its first colour television set. However my love for the game acquired quantum leaps during the Sourav Ganguly era. Here was someone who was initially an underdog but then he moulded himself according to circumstances and set such high standards of sportsmanship, that it was worth emulating for many in different other walks of life. To a certain extent, yes that ‘Bengal’ connection that you mentioned can be counted as one of the reasons.



How difficult it was to write book on Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni named “Czars of the East”?
Honestly speaking it was both easy and difficult. Easy because among all the players whom i have been following in the last 20 years of Indian cricket, these were the two icons whom i have really admired for their approach, conviction and their ability to set trends and hence knew a lot about them. But then the irony was when i started my research for the book, i found that both Ganguly and Dhoni had so much to tell through their respective careers that it would be next to impossible to accommodate two full fledged biographies in one book which was my ‘big idea’ for the book.

Also tell us something about the motivation behind writing a complete book on just a Test match between India vs Australia. And why that match particularly?
Oh that Test match! It was and will remain an unforgettable episode in Indian cricket. The Test match at the Eden in March 2001 was not just a test match that was unbelievably won by India at the end but was more of a trigger for things to come. It was the trendsetter for a more potent Indian cricket team. A team that was super confident wherever it went and had no inhibitions to display their attitude and prowess against any opposition.

Which according to you is the turnaround ODI match for India? And if we are going to witness a book on that from you?
The NatWest trophy final in 2002 undoubtedly. What a match. It was another episode where the Indian team under the able leadership of Sourav Ganguly raised from the rubbles like to the proverbial phoenix and dominated the game.
Well a book on that game? Perhaps not!

Do you ever face Writing Block which we keep on hearing so much or is it just a myth according to you?
Writing block to me is a myth. See as a writer we are all first social creatures and hence often we are preoccupied with fulfilling our priorities in life. Sometimes that effort leaves you with very little time for any creative pursuit and you are unable to concentrate on the relevant and required thought process but then that to me is not a ‘block’.

What are your future plans on writing? Which book are you currently writing or planning to write?
Presently i have ideas about two fictions that will serve as light-hearted and entertaining read
primarily. They will focus on various unexplored perspectives of love. The book development process is on.
Any feedback on how tough it is to get published in India as we have seen almost all your books are self-published?
See, primarily i am an author of books on case studies in management and books on marketing management. Initially i published text books with various publishers in India but the royalty that they offered was ridiculously low which made me decide on going my own way or rather the self published route. Getting a publisher in India who will be offering you the end of year royalty based on merit of the book is a next to impossible task. After all when you author a book with all your efforts, you do not want to do charity but earn out of your efforts and hence going the indie way is and should be the practice.

Any words for the budding writers and the readers who wait for your book.
My advise for budding writers is whether you go by the traditional route of publishing or the indie route, focus on the content. Do not come up with trash since there is already so much in the market. Content and its presentation are two main areas that budding writers should focus on and as for readers they should be wise and conscious enough to spot the right sort of books to read.




Wednesday, 11 September 2019 | By: Writing Buddha

The Mistake by Bishwanath Singh (Book Preview) !!!

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After reading two books back to back on Cricket, it was time to pick up something else other than the intense stories that I read which made me pick up the book by the debutante author, Bishwanath Singh, named “The Mistake”. The book has a tagline “a true love story” and is published by Notion Press in around 140 pages. So, this time I won’t be reviewing this book but just be telling you about the book what it is actually based on. Reading the book, I got the feeling that this is quite an autobiographical account of the author himself and you can feel it in few sentences the way they are written. You can understand that author is talking about himself.

If you have been into the college and enjoyed your days by bunking classes, being ragged and then ragged your juniors, got punished for multiple things, dreamed about getting into relationship with a beautiful girl, did everything for friendship you could have done etc. then this book is going to be a nostalgic experience for you.

Author talks about the college life of the protagonist and the wish with which he comes to the college and how he falls in love with a girl- also keeps telling her about his feelings but she never reacts positively. And then there comes a time when having her in his life becomes an impossibility and what happens when they meet each other again after some time. The book also discusses in detail the fun and enjoyment the protagonist does with his friends and how they do things and fall into trouble for no reason at all.

This is a light-read which you can read between heavy books or when you want just casual reading. I completed this book within 2.5 hours. This book is like one of those novels which got published between 2008-2015 where most of them were based on college life, friends, boyfriend-girlfriend relationship etc. I am not saying if the book is good or bad, I wish to know your views this time. Hence, please buy this book, read it and let me know if you feel the author is better version of Chetan Bhagat or not as the book written falls in the same genre. 😊


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WRITING BUDDHA 


Saturday, 7 September 2019 | By: Writing Buddha

Czars of the East by Dr. Kisholoy Roy (Book Review: 3.75*/5) !!!

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There are times when you get influenced by one author or genre particularly and you start reading books of the author or genre back to back. This is what has happened with me when it is about books written by Dr. Kisholoy Roy on the genre of Cricket. I recently completed the book written by him with the title “Czars of the East” which is around 90 pages and talks about two Indian Cricketers who ended up becoming Captain of Indian Cricket Team and transformed the game the way it was never played before- Sourav Ganguly known as “Dada” and Mahendra Singh Dhoni known as “Mahi”.

It is great to find a book which is a dedicated tribute to these two artists who played Cricket and led the team not only like an extraordinary sports player but as a painter who draws sketches line by line gradually giving it the shape of a complete portrait. The book covers the 1st half discussing about Dada and the 2nd half about Mahi.

The book is divided into different chapters on both the players in a specified format such as The Formative Years (where the author discusses on how they got interested in Cricket and entered the game), Marriage and After (about how they found and met with their better half, got married and little life after that), On Top of the Game (this is where author discusses about their best innings which made them into legends and helped Indian team win difficult matches), Brand Endorsements (how much they earn with their brand collaborations and how popular they are with brands and marketing guys), Miscellaneously Yours (this is where the awards and accolades they have won are discussed along with a summary on their Cricketing life), Statistically Yours (the whole statistics are mentioned in the tabular format the way it is in all the biographies/autobiographies of sportsmen) followed by a Picture Gallery dedicated to each of these two czars of Indian cricket.

I liked how author has been able to collate their whole life together in the book considering that he is not a Sports journalist or Manager of these Superstar players. The research and observation that he must have carried out for this book tells the hard efforts of the author behind this compilation. The language used in making their life understandable to us along with their leadership, management and innovative qualities is very easy to understand and what helps you to complete this book in a single sitting of around 1.5-2 hours. The similarities between both the players are also mentioned in the initial chapter of the book which is very interesting to read. This is not a critical account on these players hence if you are fan of these two players, you shall enjoy the chapters more as author has literally treated them like Czars in the book as mentioned in the title.

Talking about the drawbacks of the book, I would say author should have also included the controversies these players were involved in and his take on them if he felt they were right or wrong. Similarly, I personally felt that very little summarization has been given on their Cricketing life which a Cricket lover for me doesn’t get satisfied with- we like reading detailed account on such personalities, insights etc. Also, there’s a small suggestion I would say and not a drawback- author could have also added quotes said by these players in their match-closing ceremonies as Captain gets to speak in every match and sometimes they end up giving very wonderful insights on leadership, motivation, management etc. and the testimonials spoken by other contemporary players on these stars which gives more prominence to these personalities as this book can also be picked by a reader who is not of this century at all hence he/she would seek validation how big/average/small these players were 50-100 years back.

Overall, this is a very feel-good book on these two loved stars of India- Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni and if you have been following Cricket from last 10-20 years, you will enjoy reading about these modern-day Cricket transformers. I give this book 3.75* out of 5.


Thanks.

WRITING BUDDHA 


Wednesday, 4 September 2019 | By: Writing Buddha

11.03.2001 - 15.03.2001 : A Tale of Turnaround by Dr. Kisholoy Roy (Book Review: 3.75*/5) !!!

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Just after watching India’s stupendous performance against West Indies in the recent series, I wanted to read something short on Cricket which made me pick up the book by Dr. Kisholoy Roy named “11.03.2001 - 15.03.2001 : A Tale of Turnaround”. The book is of around 90 pages and I got its e-book version which I finished in just 80 minutes. I should say that author has shown enough guts by dedicating a whole book on just one Cricket Test match. Dr. Kisholoy seems to be Cricket enthusiast just like every 2nd person in our country which is very much evident in the way he has covered this Test match between India and Australia played in the year 2001 which is still remembered by commentators every time there’s a challenging 2nd innings going on.

The book covers the 2nd Test match in the Australia Tour of India which was played in the Eden Gardens stadium from 11th to 15th March, 2001. This was the Test match in which Australia asked India to immediately bat for the 2nd time after their first innings as Indian team couldn’t reach the score needed to avoid follow-on. And this is when the history got created where VVS Laxman played a knock of 281 along with Rahul Dravid who scored 180 runs. They batted together for one complete day and stayed not-out at the end of the day and got out only the next day ensuring that India was safe. Along with them, Harbhajan Singh excelled with his performance by taking total of 13 wickets in both the innings and assured that India won the match rather than settling for draw.

Kisholoy has very beautifully narrated the match which made me imagine the whole play in front of me. I have seen it sometimes back in Highlights and I could relate with whatever author mentioned in this book. Author’s love for the Sports is very much visible the way author has also conveyed his emotions in start of each chapter which describes each day of this 5-day Test match. Right from the Note in which author talks about the change in mindset that this match brought in the way Indian Cricket Team played matches against renowned and champions teams- in and out of India. The way Indian team even continued their form in the 3rd Test match is covered at the end of the book to describe the importance of the phenomenon that took place in this particular match.

I am glad that author has talked even about the approaches of Captains of both the teams in the match and how Steve Waugh lost it all in over-confidence as Australia was continuously winning Test matches against every country during that time. I was missing the Scoreboard of the matches in between the chapters which I am glad author added in the end of the book but it could have been great if it could have been mentioned at the end of each chapter.

Talking about the drawbacks now- I believe author could have inserted more passion and aggression with much minute details to make this read more interesting and energetic. Also, author could have discussed the immediate history of each important player before this Test match so that readers could understand if they were performing as they were already in-form or the will to win this match and do something special was the key behind their performances. Other than this, I have no other issues with this book and after reading this one, I must say Kisholoy’s way of writing Cricket is almost at par with other great Sports journalist and he should write 300-400 pages on Cricket and describe his experience and view point about Indian Cricket and its evolution through his books. I give this book 3.75* out of 5.


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WRITING BUDDHA 




Sunday, 25 August 2019 | By: Writing Buddha

Dark Destiny by Kamal Kant (Book Review: 3.5*/5) !!!

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There is one thing I have observed with my readathon that whenever I have picked up a book with yellow cover page, it has rarely disappointed me. This time it has been the book named “Dark Destiny” written by the debutante author, Kamal Kant. The book is published by Rupa Publications and is around 246 pages. This is one of the few books which I have ended up reading at different places while traveling, roaming and at home hence it seems that with the accelerating pace of the book, even I lived many lives with it.

The story is written in a very thrilling behaviour right from its first 15 pages itself and doesn’t keep your mind silent until the book completely gets over. The narrative of the book is very fast-paced with lots of characters here and there. In the beginning, getting in terms with the narration becomes little difficult along with memorizing the name of the characters, because the timeline keeps shuffling in the flashback and the current day. With the shuffling, the characters keep on getting appearing and disappearing which makes it very tough but later on in the story, when you are aware about the whole history and the present day of the protagonist- Aditya Malhotra, keeping in tap with the narration and characters become easy and entertaining.

I can easily divide the book in 3 equal parts and can say that the first and the last part were great which keeps you entertained with their actions and descriptions but it is only in the middle of the story where it provides little boredom to you as many characters are planning too much but executing too little. All the love angles are very beautifully portrayed but showing all the female characters as victims becomes too much after a point. I must say that author’s way of reaching the reader’s heart is immensely powerful as the way action-packed and fighting scenes are described actually makes it possible for you to imagine them in a very big scale.

Talking about the anti-climax and the climax, it becomes little disappointing with the way that the character for which protagonist takes so many risks doesn’t end up with the chemistry it was expected. Though the revelations in the end are great but seeing the simple protagonist do such Bollywood Hero-kind of stuff becomes unbelievable after a point of time.

Speaking about the book overall, it is a fine attempt in this genre and I shall give it 3.5 stars out of 5. As a debutante, this is a super creation and I am looking forward to read many more work from Kamal Kant.


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WRITING BUDDHA 


Saturday, 24 August 2019 | By: Writing Buddha

A Dog in the House by Dr. Kisholoy Roy (Book Review: 4.25*/5) !!!

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I have always been vocal about my unlove (not using the word “Hate”) for Short stories and anthology hence every time I get an opportunity to pick it up, I always pray that it turns out well so that my doubt and hesitation towards them get reduced gradually with time. And I must say the latest book that I read on this Saturday morning has served its purpose well by being such a beautiful and simple short story- named “A Dog in the House” by Dr. Kisholoy Roy. The book is of around 35 pages and independently published with an animated cover page.

Seeing the cover page of the book, you might assume that the story shall be more preferred by children but after reading it, I can tell you that this book shall appeal to everyone belonging to any age-group. The way author has described the characterization of each of the characters in the family in such a short book is so apt that you wished this should have been a full-fledge novel. Even the backdrop of all the characters, their current situation and the turmoil in the family is beautifully covered and made a very interesting plot for this book.

The book starts with author’s words where he talked about pets hence we get an idea that the book is about pet but the great part is that the pet is not mentioned itself in the first 75% of the story. And the importance given to the pet in the last 25% section of the book and how its presence in the home changes the life of the family members is very nicely inserted in the plot.

Overall, this book has very good vibes. I completed it in just an hour and I must say the after-thought that it left with me has almost been equivalent to what I feel after reading a good full-fledged novel of 250-350 pages. I give this book 4.25* out of 5 for the treatment given to characters, story and the way social message is given about keeping pets and respecting animals. Kudos to the author.


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WRITING BUDDHA 


Saturday, 17 August 2019 | By: Writing Buddha

Your Destination Has Arrived by Barry Cheema (Book Review: 4.75*/5) !!!

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There are few books which doesn’t seem to be extra-ordinary with their content in the blurb etc. but the moment you start reading the story, after a point of time, one of their sentences strikes you so hard that you start reading each word with startled eyes and surprised face and when the book really starts unfolding to you, you gradually realize that your life is getting transformed. Similar experience happened with me when I read the book named “Your Destination Has Arrived” written by, surprisingly, the first-time author- Barry Cheema. The book is published by Notion Press and has around 375 pages.

When I generally see any book crossing the mark of 250-pages, I term them a stretcher in the beginning itself and the book should really hook me up with its content to ensure the word doesn’t find the place in my review. Fortunately, this book isn’t one at all though I have found some people calling it so. Barry has used a very great story and theme to tell the technique to experience the peace in life which every human being quests at some or the other time in their life. This makes this book a very purposeful material which shall benefit you only when you are in the state of mind to take all the intelligence, philosophies, techniques, quotes, learnings, lessons, examples etc. which is delivered mostly in the 2nd half of the book otherwise you shall call it just a “stretcher” and put it aside.

If you have ever wanted to understand and know about spirituality, meditation, yoga and the way it should be begun and followed religiously but in not so serious manner, this is the book to go for because the way author has fictionalized the whole thing for the readers is something very commendable and inspiring. The characterizations used for the same in the form of Hassan or Bruno who is a dog but given the life of a human being which shall be taken away if it doesn’t find the PURPOSE OF LIFE within a limited timeframe and the way the struggle takes place in the 1st half to achieve the same and then the way it is being delivered in the 2nd half, I wouldn’t comment about the character but I really got answers for many questions (about life) I had or didn’t have. This book worked like a self-awakening through its other characters of Pinky Singh, Kumar, Sachi etc. as author has included all of them- the one who follows the spiritual techniques religiously whereas the another who follows but keeps questioning the silly practices he has to go through.

This book is a great example on how spiritual lessons can be delivered in the form of fiction along with meditational techniques. I have myself undergone meditational course hence the initial concept on Explosive meditation was something new to me. The other important chapters such as of Passive meditation, Karma, The Purpose of life, the science behind meditation etc. are very eventful and exploring. I liked the balancing of both- the story of an antagonist and the philosophy throughout the book and I must say, the book is also very high on emotions as there are events when you shall smile, laugh and even have tears in your eyes. Also, every time I came upon the descriptive understanding provided by the character about any question on life, I would find myself in a very emotional state as there were certain areas getting revealed to me about my own life which made me feel weak at times.

Talking about the climax of the story, it is so wonderfully executed without making it too high-on-imagination or overwhelming that you don’t even consider it in a book of such kind which has more substance in a philosophical way. It is something that makes you believe in this whole story and want to live it yourself completely without eliminating any part of it.

Overall, this is one of the books that goes into the rare list of the books that have managed to change my life. I would give it nothing less than 4.75* out of 5. Highly recommended to everyone belonging to any age-group.


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WRITING BUDDHA 


Friday, 2 August 2019 | By: Writing Buddha

Completed FOUR YEARS of my WORK EXPERIENCE...

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I complete my 4 years of work experience today. I still remember the day when I went for the interview, gave 3 interview rounds in series, got a call after 2 days about my selection getting little bucks more than what I expected as a Fresher and the 1st day when I got ready to go to office. How different it was waking up that day, getting ready for something I didn’t know how it would be, catching the train for a new location and then finally going and sitting in an environment where I knew everyone else knew each other and I was the only one who would be needing to settle himself between these people and prove his worth.

I had read so much about organizational politics that I was too scared to even think if I should approach someone myself or wait for them to talk to me and only answer in monosyllables to make them believe I am an innocent person who is here to do whatever is told to him. How weird my first day, first week and first month was! Everyone would laugh together, lunch together, gossip together whereas I used to talk with 2 more freshers who had joined with me (as they were also needing someone to talk to eliminate their awkwardness) and discuss about the new projects we were being introduced after every 3 days because the company was training us in all of its products.

After I got little comfortable with my team I started speaking myself, laughing openly on jokes and also cracking few of them myself. When I saw that my team has finally accepted me and are enjoying my presence in their circle did I start taking initiatives and speaking my mind what I believe is right or wrong. The one thing I learnt was that opportunity doesn’t come to you until you make an aura around yourself of grabbing whatever shall be thrown at you. Hence, I started becoming a person who was saying YES to almost anything that was given to him. This made me analyse if I am actually interested for the position I had joined with or I need to shift in a different profile altogether. And this question has been such a wonderful self-introspection and self-realization that in my last 4 years, I have gone through being a Quality Assurance- Trainee to a Quality Assurance Engineer to a Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer to a Jr. Business Analyst to being a BA and finally being Sr. Business Analyst. What a professional life it has been up till now!

I had shared it in the similar post last year and I am telling you even this time that I am with the same organization I had joined in 4 years back as a Fresher. Many people question and laugh on me for being with my 1st employer itself and not even trying to switch. Well, I don’t know if I am right or wrong in my approach but I believe one should never forget the days when we used to get up every morning, update our profile on job-related websites to ensure our profile is on the TOP when respective HRs would be on their desk to shortlist candidate for giving a call for the interview. We shouldn’t forget the days when we Google search the IT companies in our area, go to each company’s website, search for their email ID and then send resume/CV to make sure we get a call back. We are so desperate and helpless that we are ready to join any organization. We even stop thinking of getting into a big organization but pray and plead every day to at least get a call.

But then what happens when you finally get selected by a company? We start believing that it is because of our potential and if we should even join the organization or not. See, I am not against searching for opportunities but there should be an emotional part which should respect the person/institution which trusted in you when you came with no experience with just mugged up and false assuring words in interview. It’s time for you to give back to the company along with the process of learning. It has been four years to me and I am still learning in this organization. Rather than purposely searching for reasons to leave and switch, one should concentrate more upon developing oneself until there is scope of learning and your financial needs are being taken care of. This shall only happen when you shall be open with your thoughts with the people to whom you matter and the people who matter to you.

Since my starting days, even when I was a Fresher, I always spoke my mind to my seniors, Director or MD because I wanted to continue for as long as possible. Rather than bitching I cared about how to extend my association with the company by mutually agreeing on things which can strengthen this relationship. There has been ups and downs but finally both of us are satisfied with each other. My organization ensures I am always given new things to try and learn and on the other side, I am looking out for opportunities to explore and execute. This has helped organization in streamlining few of its activities whereas I am getting the confidence of bringing values on the table for the team I am working with.

It has been a beautiful experience of working and earning money being a typical IT professional till now. I wish I shall work with the same passion of learning, creating, delivering and improving each day for rest of my life until my body is capable of working and organizations are willing to hire and pay me. Haha! As I said, it is always a mutual relationship because you don’t sign a bonded-labour agreement on the first day but a series of clause which is ensuring that the relationship is Win-Win for both of us- Employer and Employee. I wish to change many more profiles (Not the organizations- I wish I work in less than 10 organizations in my complete career) and end my career in a field I have not even heard as of now. Yes, that’s a wish. With this, I would like to thank everyone who has helped me in my career and supported me enough to be able to sustain my job and become a valuable employee. My respect to all of you.

Thanks.

ABHILASH RUHELA 



Thursday, 1 August 2019 | By: Writing Buddha

What does the death of CCD founder, V. G. Siddhartha, leave for us to learn?

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The death of Mr. V. G. Siddhartha, the founder of Café Coffee Day, has moved everyone in our country. I have myself not been a regular visitor of CCD but still when I heard the news of his suicide, I got little thoughtful and couldn’t think of anything else than him. Initially when the news of his disappearance had come in, I thought it is about some scam and he is hiding but this news is terrible. There can be a lot of stuffs behind his death- someone’s mistake or his own mistake which made him take this decision but the fact remains that even an inspiring figure like him can end up doing something like this which is generally known to be the stupidity of young students or helpless farmers. An entrepreneur of his stature has gone through this gives chills to me.

When we generally see people sharing their pictures and check-ins in CCD outlets, we think how sorted out and classy their life is that they are able to afford such costly beverages regularly. Now I am just thinking if someone who has founded and created CCD was so vulnerable and weak, what can we judge about people who go there just to sip those coffees? How strong are they? How capable are they? How rich are they? How safe are they? Everyone is unsafe and everyone gets scattered when the moment of pain or Catch-22 situation arises. People just forget this in the fast-moving world where they, say, earn 5000 rupees a day and spend 20-25000 rupees on a weekend in drinking, socializing, shopping and treating themselves for the 5 days of 9-7 stressful job that they undergo to earn this tough money.

These days we don’t have time to stop, evaluate, realize, understand what we are doing, remember our pasts, think about our present and plan about our future. This makes a person’s vision distorted as to what he has, the amount of money he is spending, none of the money that he is saving for his tomorrow, with whom is he getting involved with, with whom is he getting distanced away, what he is spending most of his time and resources in etc. If you don’t get even 15 minutes a day to think about yourself, your dreams, your goals, your short term and long-term plans, you are somewhere stopped knowing yourself. And tell me, what can be dangerous than this? If you are breaking up with yourself, what will other relationships in your life ever matter to you? If you have left yourself in other’s hands, who will save you when you shall be alone?

Such incidents of death and suicide are tragic but may be God scripts it for us to learn and self-introspect about what we are, where we are and what do we need from life. It is because we just keep walking and in the process of it because there are 10 more people walking with us, we forget the destination we had headed towards and start considering walking as an experience and get ready for wherever it shall take us. What starts mattering to this distracted human mind is the togetherness of these people and not the individuality that we need to carry always with us- either in private, with family or in public. Always remember that tomorrow when tough times shall come- it is only your mind that you shall need to overcome the situations and think upon what’s next to get out of the trap and continue life with the same spirit. Similarly, always focus on saving more and spending less because money is the first thing that brings any kind of problem in your life. Even when you have a stressful job, you are unable to leave it because you need money. Even when you are in a bad marriage you don’t end it because you are scared of losing money in alimony. Hence, don’t end up spending money like water on your weekends, birthdays, achievements etc. People say money is not everything but we know the reality.

Life is both- long and short. You never know how much more you are going to breathe on this Earth. Always concentrate upon knowing yourself every moment as much as possible to keep your life sorted at any given point of time. Always have clarity what you need and how much you need. Don’t get into wrong practices just for the sake of this moment without worrying about the life to come. Take decisions practically rather than getting into anything emotionally or greedily. Love your life more than its association with others because one from this sector of OTHERS can make your life miserable the way it happened with Mr. Siddhartha.

In the end, I would pray God to make his soul rest in peace. He called himself a failed entrepreneur but he was none other than inspiration for the youth of this country with his foundation and the way he made Coffee part of people’s routine with cool ambience and beautiful smell all around, he surely gave many memorable moments to everyone’s life who entered a CCD outlet even once. Let’s hope no one else suffers what he suffered and life is always entertaining but not confusing.

Thanks.

WRITING BUDDHA 


Wednesday, 31 July 2019 | By: Writing Buddha

COMPLETED A DECADE OF BLOGGING!

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It gives me immense satisfaction and happiness to share with all of you that my Blogging journey has completed its 10th Year today. On this completion of a decade and 10th anniversary of this beautiful journey that has not only been just another thing for me in life but almost life itself. I know the dimensions of life is very vast and cannot be defined with just one factor of it with what I do with my Blog and writing but this makes my life feel purposeful. When I had joined my Graduation after completing my 12th standard, I was aware of the leisure time I would be having as we generally study only when exams are near. I wanted to do something which could give me a pleasure of utilizing both- my time and skills for something better which shall make me proud someday. This thought gave birth to this platform you know as WRITING BUDDHA which has almost 1800 posts now.

When I write here, I write for myself and as soon as my heart says whatever I wished to speak has been scribbled and I go for the round of editing, it is when I think of all my people who follow this portal and like knowing my perspective on things, books, movies, products etc. It all comes from heart. Many people say that Bloggers are just for earning through their influencing platforms but let me tell you my friends, this was started with no knowledge on monetization and even if you shall go through this website, there are no advertisements except few Amazon banners of the books that I have reviewed so that it’s easy for the readers to go and purchase it from there easily. With time I got little bit of opportunities to connect and collaborate with few brands, authors and publishers but it has never been out and out advertisements but posts full of content talking about both- good and bad about the stuff I considered for the write-up. Hence, I have always written it for myself, first, but keeping in mind people who follow this medium religiously.

You would think why I am going on a defensive mode all of a sudden to clarify all of the above. Well, I understand that when your work is not just your work anymore but becomes a part of everyone’s life as I know people who seriously wait for my posts and even ping and abuse me when I am off my blog it becomes the responsibility to make people know the purpose behind this medium. And what good occasion can I get then this- 10th Bloggaversary! I am always thankful to all of you for staying by even when you know that I am not getting time for my personal opinions and life to be shared with all of you and what comes out is just the Book and Movie reviews that too on an average of once a week. I have promised many a times in my previous such festive posts about my seriousness towards giving lots of personal posts but failed due to tough job life and other things I am associated with. So, this time I won’t be promising anything but still I say, I’ll try to fulfil everyone’s wish by trying to speak my personal thoughts as much as I review books.

On this occasion, I would like to talk about the hobbies and passion that you have. Yes, YOU! Why should this post be only about me and Writing Buddha when it has been possible to stand tall even after 10 years because of YOU, isn’t it? I would request everyone reading this post to not waste much time on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Whatsapp, Instagram and other digital platforms but concentrate upon how you can create something of your own of which intellectual property rights shall be with you and no one can take away from you. I feel very sad for people these days as I find them only investing time in following stuffs others are creating but not creating something from their piece of life as I believe everyone has an artist or skilful bone in themselves. Hence kindly identify if you have not already and rock with your stuffs and show people what you are capable of rather than only liking and sharing stuffs created by others. Definitely do that because you shall get inspiration from there but surely do something of yourself. Enough for you. Bas! Haha!

Before ending this post, I would like to inform all of you that I have finally managed to create a Youtube channel for this platform with the same name- Writing Buddha. I have embedded the first two videos below which I have published as of now. This is something which I wanted to do from last 4 years but the confidence was something that held me back. I finally picked up my DSLR, recorded the video, edited it using a video editor I had never even heard in my life and published it on Youtube. The feedback has been fine and hopefully, this Youtube channel shall not only have book reviews but I shall be discussing and talking on many other topics and my views upon things I have strong opinions on. I want you to please subscribe the channel and comment your views and let me know whenever I go wrong so that I can improve myself and get better with each video.


With this, I wish the nature to allow more positivity to be around me so that I can generate more contents and stuffs and share with all of you and hope this blog shall stay for many more decades. Please keep supporting.


Your Support is my Success!

WRITING BUDDHA 

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 | By: Writing Buddha

Nutrazee's Testosterone Booster (Product Preview)!!!

1779th BLOG POST-->>



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If you don't travel by car regularly and the usual mode for travelling is nothing but through public transport- either by auto, train or bus, it becomes very hard to keep up with the energy after the day ends.

As I am someone who takes his hobbies seriously and ensures there is time for the same too, but, sometimes, even after reaching home early from office, I am unable to complete my personal tasks related to my blogging and reading activities because of tiredness and fatigue.

I was very doubtful about the product by Nutrazee named TestosteroneBooster when a friend had suggested me initially as I believed it could be used only for the reason of increasing the sperms count. Haha!

But after I read about the product and its reviews, I understood it could be a booster for me to retain my energy until I am not in bed to sleep.

It has been 3 weeks since I am having it and I can say it has helped me immensely with my stamina. Now when I reach home, I am quite fresh to continue working and giving myself deadly timelines to accomplish.

Similarly, as I do normal #workout but I walk a lot which gets considered as cardio, I used to find that I would get little lazy for next 3-4 hours post-exercizing.
But Nutrazee's Testosterone Booster helped me boost my vitality by melting away little bit of my belly fat in 3 weeks and helped create more lean and healthy muscles.

These capsules are GMP Certified, Non-GMO, 100% Vegan, Gluten-free with no fillers, preservatives, binders or harmful ingredients.

It is perfect for male audience and I would recommend it to everyone as it contains five natural herbs:-
Shilajit
Safed Musli Extract
Ashwagandha Extract
Kaunch Beej Extract
Akarkara Extract


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Sunday, 28 July 2019 | By: Writing Buddha

The Last Love Letter by Kulpreet Yadav (Book Review: 3.5*/5) !!!)

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There are some authors who already have a fan-base but yet couldn’t become quite famous but whoever gets touched by their work remembers and respects them always; case similar to actors like Konkana Sen or Rajkumar Rao. One such author, I believe, is Kulpreet Yadav who has already written more than 6 books. I have read his latest release named “The Last Love Letter” which is my first attempt of the author’s work. The book is around 240 pages and published by Rupa Publications. There are very few books which can manage to keep you excited with their storyline keeping everything simple and yet entertaining and emotional. This book gives you the same experience.

TLLL is a light read but still talks about many things which matters to the lifestyle of a normal human being. We shall discuss it later in the review. This book belongs in the genre of Love, Romance and Relationships. Any book that belongs to this genre is scary to me because in last decade, I have read so many college romances that I just wish to stay away from any book talking about love affair between two people. It is generally all cliché and nothing else. But then comes a book like this one which doesn’t talk only about the conversations that the two characters have in love but much more than that. It talks about the dilemma, past experiences in life, belief and prejudice one has for love, other things that stops a person from falling in another relationship, memories etc.

This book speaks about characters which are very well portrayed by the author that you are able to understand their mindset where they are coming from. We have Akash who has just lost his wife and is single parenting his daughter and considering his responsibilities towards her and his true love which still exists strongly for his wife, he is questionable about falling in love with Subah. On the other side, Subah has been betrayed in love so horribly that she has started hating every man for the same reason and doesn’t want to get involved even in conversation with any man leave falling in love. But then she meets Akash and his daughter and comes to know about the tragic death of his wife and knowing his concern towards responsibilities he has for his family, she is questionable about falling in love with Akash. On the other hand, we have character of Rohit who gets attracted towards Subah before Akash and wishes to date her but when he realizes his friend and her coming closer, he steps back. There are many such characters who contribute to the love story of these two opposite characters and speaks on how they get together.

I like how author has given version of both the characters about each incident and scenario which makes you feel connected with both the characters as it seems both of them are thinking aloud to ensure you know what they are going through. The book is very well written and its narration is very powerful. Even though it’s a simple story it wants you to know what happens next with these characters and how are they going to cope up with their conditions.

Talking about the drawbacks of the book, the storyline is very predictable and I wished if author could have played more with suspense effects at few places and made the story little more interesting. And even if author wished to keep the storyline simple, at least the story could have been completed in 190-200 pages just as Anuj Tiwari does. Overall, the book is a light read as I said above and it could be a good filler between the big and thrilling novels that you must be reading. I give this book 3.5* out of 5.


Thanks.

ABHILASH RUHELA