Sunday, March 31, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Silent Saturday


Thought for TODAY: 30th Mar 2013

Living life on other's terms is like handing over the remote control of TV in somebody's else s hands and expecting them to play your favourite television show.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 29th Mar 2013

Love is a great feeling to be in - like being intoxicated; but the reality is much harsher once the hangover is gone!!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 28th Mar 2013

When you lose a loved one you don't miss the individual you miss the feeling of being loved the care, the attention, the concern more than anything else!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 27th Mar 2013

Love is crazy . It makes you do such things. You believe someone you are not supposed to as in the battle between your heart and mind the heart wins always defying all logic from your senses!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 26th Mar 2013

Today some old memories taught me, that loving is not important but unloving someone surely it.

P.S: A detailed post on it to be followed soon :)

Book Review: Murder at Castle Rock by Anne Marie Stoddard

Introduction

As the manager and booking agent for Atlanta’s famous Castle Rock concert venue, Amelia “Ame” Grace is ready for the most exciting week of her career: she’s booked three shows and a live DVD-filming for the comeback tour of none other than the eighties Pop Rock Prince himself, Bobby Glitter! Before the rock star can take a bow on the first night, however, trouble steals the show as Castle Rock’s owner takes a deadly tumble from atop the venue’s rear tower. To make matters worse, the police suspect foul play—and all signs point to two of Castle Rock’s own employees. Ame is in a race against time to clear the names of her friends and uncover the truth before the killer decides it’s curtains for her too! 
 
Behind The book
 
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Book Review: The Bed of Procrustes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Introduction
  • ISBN : 978-1-4000-6997-2
  • Genre: Non Fiction
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Price:  $10.95 (This book has been given by the publisher requesting for a review))
  • Pages: 113 pages
Quotes and aphorisms is something I simply love for I believe they have secrets hidden in them. I thoroughly enjoy reading them and always keep one such book handy with me just incase life throws up some surprise and I am unable to decipher it, I might need it. Such books have never failed to surprise me, however many I read I still feel there are many secrets out there waiting to be read and experienced.

Behind The book
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 The most prophetic voice of all- GQ

Thought for TODAY: 25th Mar 2013

In life God had some reason why He sent you alone!!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 24th Mar 2013

Sometimes I wonder if people who hurt others know the meaning of hurt even if it is as per the dictionary!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 22nd Mar 2013

Knowing someone by name need not mean you know that person by nature however long it could be!

Book Review: Because I am a girl



Introduction

·         ISBN: 978-8-184-00156-3
·         Genre : Non-Fiction
·         Price: Rs. 299/-  (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
·         Pages: 175
·         Publishers: Random House Publishers

I am a girl and I am proud to be one. But in our country this statement is not something each girl can say with pride in her voice. With changing times we are witnessing a storm which is brewing up and slowly will engulf the whole country in this tide of change.

Because I am girl – Seven girls, seven lives is a wonderful collection of true stories of such girls who despite all odds changed the way the world saw them. Well for reasons of my chosing this book – there are many – First it being about women, second it being based in India, third it being nonfiction, fourth it having some very prominent women narrating the stories and last but not the least the cover page. This book is definitely a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED read for each one of us as each time we claim things have changed for women we lie.

Behind The book
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The book features the success stories of girls residing in various Plan India communities across the country. Plan India is a leading child rights NGO working in the country for over 32 years.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 21st Mar 2013

Living a life devoid of love is more harsher or a life which is full of love which is artificial ?

Book review: Demons in Big Easy by Jamie Marchant

Introduction
 
Adventurous in her youth, Cassandra built gateways between Domhan and its parallel realm of Earth. Now she’s too old for that kind of thing. But something is making it easier for demons to pass into Domhan. Not only that, but their behavior becomes inexplicable: whenever Cassandra banishes one, it laughs at her rather than resists, and it promises it will soon devour her essence and that of every resident of her small village. Cassandra is certain such a thing is impossible, for strong wards protect her village.

But then Cassandra’s granddaughter Aine falls through an unstable gateway. Cassandra is the only one within a hundred miles capable of creating a gateway and bringing Aine back. Despite her aching joints, Cassandra goes after her, and the gateway lands her in New Orleans. But something goes wrong with her tracking spell, which indicates Aine exists in four different places at once. As Cassandra struggles to find the true location of her granddaughter in the Big Easy, she discovers the source of the demons’ confidence. Now, with an unlikely pair of allies—her timid granddaughter and a homeless man who may or may not be crazy—she has to not only save her granddaughter but also prevent both Domhan and Earth from being overrun by demons. 

Book review: Words to inspire the winner in YOU by Dr. Roopleen

Introduction
·         ISBN: 978-93-81206-09-6
·         Genre : Self help
·         Price: Rs. 200/- [ I received this book from Blog Adda for review]
·         Pages: 160
·         Publishers: Power Publishers

I am sure by now you must have guessed that I love quotes and one liners. Be it my FB profile or my blog here, I am either sharing them or trying my hand on them. This book was a had-to-be-read for me simply because it promised to be a collection of one liners from the author.More often than not if observed closely all of life’s questions are answered in such one liners. And this book, Words to Inspire the Winner by Dr. Roopleen in you is also one such answer.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 20th Mar 2013

Sometimes in life it gets difficult to recognise love and need which is camouflaged behind it.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 19th Mar 2013

The thumping sound you hear every time you face fear is not the sound of impending doom but it is the music your heart is playing to welcome the change about to enter your life.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 18th Mar 2013

Being able to prove yourself is an achievement only if the other person realizes your true worth.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 17th Mar 2013

Hurt is an inseparable part of love. Any relationship built on love cannot be devoid of hurt.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 16th Mar 2013

What are dreams made up of? Some aspirations, some perspiration, some fluffy stuff to make it feel surreal and loads of desires hidden within :)

Silent Saturday


Friday, March 15, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 15th Mar 2013

I hope the day you come to me with love I still have some left in me to reciprocate so that I don't give you what you gave me - HURT.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 14th Mar 2013

Love to heart is like Music to ears!

Book review: The Mysterious Mr. Jacob by John Zubrzycki


Introduction

·         ISBN: 978-81-8400-126-6
·         Genre : Non-Fiction
·         Price: Rs.  399/- [ This book was given by the publisher for a review]
·         Pages : 354
·         Publishers: Random House India

Since childhood suspense and mystery has been my genre in reading. I have devoured greedily on Nancy Drew, Famous Five, Hardy boys as much as I have on Sherlock Holmes, Sidney Sheldon and Agatha Christie. And add to it history my favourite subject and make it a biography, it’s like a never before offer for me to difficult to resist. No wonder when read the blurb of this book I knew I had to read it for obvious reasons.

Behind the Book:

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The scandal that rocked the Raj

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 13th Mar 2013

In life some lessons are better learnt the hard way so that if we forget the lesson, the hurt still reminds us of it!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 12th Mar 2013

Life- however old, seems new each day as it wears a new mask and knocks our doors with a surprise!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 11th Mar 2013

Despite all the riches in life sometimes all that we are left with is hope and love.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Friday, March 08, 2013

Book review :Uff ye Emotions – A collection of Award Winning Love stories Edited by Vinit K Bansal


Introduction

·         ISBN: 9789350880388
·         Genre : Fiction
·         Price: Rs. 139/-
·         Pages: 206
·         Publishers: Mahaveer Publishers 

By now all of you who read my blog/s would be aware I am sucker for love stories. Hence when this one came out I had to grab it undoubtedly the added attraction being my fellow bloggers being there in the author’s list.

Love stories somehow make me feel all mushy mushy however sad ending they have. I love reading them purely to witness the beauty and magic of love in its full grandeur and believe me this book did not disappoint me. It has stories one beautiful than the other making it one mega epic to read.

Behind The book
Source: Google Images
 

Thought for TODAY: 8th Mar 2013

People are right when they say women are born to rule, but they don't know what. Women are not born to rule lives, houses or people. They are born to rule hearts with their love, warmth ,care and concern.

Book review : Jugaad Innovation by Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu & Simone Ahuja

Introduction

·         ISBN: 978-8-184-00205-8

·         Genre : Business

·         Price: Rs. 499/- ( This book has been received from the publisher for a review)

·         Pages: 317

·         Publishers: Random House India

Jugaad is something I could claim mastery on till the time I read this book. This book is a collection of all those wonderful Jugaad innovations that are beyond imagination yet have been created by people like us showcasing their sheer brilliance. The Jugaad technology as referred to by the authors in the book has the much needed WOW factor as you turn page after page.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 7th Mar 2013

Sometimes it is more important to have two ears who listen to what is being told rather than have a dozen who listen what they want to hear.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Thought for TODAY: 6th Mar 2013

In trying to make us what they could not be, they never allowed us to be what we could have actually been.

Book review : Because Shit Happened by Harsh Snehanshu

Introduction

·         ISBN: 978-8-184-00348-2
·         Genre : Fiction
·         Price: Rs. 150/- ( This book has been received from the publisher for the review)
·         Pages: 298
·         Publishers: Random House Publishers

As you might be aware by now I am an investment banker by profession and I get to meet a lot of entrepreneurs in my profession. I always wondered what goes on in their minds something on the lines of before and after. This book attracted me for the sole reason as it seemed to have all the answers to my questions.  Because shit happened by Harsh Snehanshu is a befitting reply to the before and after and perhaps even in-between as to what do these entrepreneurs think while they are dreaming larger than life dreams.

Behind The book
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 What NOT to do in a start-up!

6 word memoir - A blog hop

In this virtual world I have been lucky enough to have found a wonderful group of friends at Blogplicity ( A bloggers Facebook group). We have decided to take up 6 word memoirs as the topic for our blog hop.


My 6 word memoir ~


Laughed crazily . Loved madly. Lived joyfully.






Now I will be passing on this baton to Jan Neel who has an inspiring blog @  Tumultuousjourney as we move on to read her memoirs.

P.S: If any of you would want to join this group, please do let me know, Would love to have you there!