Posted in Experience, Indian blogger, Pages from Life, Ponderings

An Awkward Social Moment

I am a socially awkward person. So I can talk about not one but many moments where I have embarrassed myself. As a very in-social person or is it unsocial? Anyways, as a non-social person, I find it very hard to be amongst people. I can’t fit in. I always stand out! I just can’t speak, simply said. Yes, I’m the last person you’ll want to have a good conversation with. I’m full of it – anti-socialism. Find it difficult, can’t…express, I’m expressionless!

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Krishna Prophecy – Half Book Review

I don’t know whether you are allowed to do this, but I couldn’t stop myself from posting a half review of this book. Out of its 290 pages, I have read 120 of them and stopped. The prospect of reading the thousands of years old tale through a boy of today felt so exciting and adventurous. But the writing style and the treatment of some of the most iconic characters from the epic made me put this down.

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They Never Get Caught- Book Review

Have you experienced this? You see your favourite name on your favourite thing and you are compelled to buy it? I am not a fan of spooky stories but when I saw this book in a book cafe, compiled and edited by Ruskin bond, I had to pick this up.

Here is my review of They Never Get Caught.

Author- Various

Genre- Horror, mystery

Pages- 216

Reading level- Difficult

Who should read it? – Those interested in ancient horror stories and who don’t mind reading old English.

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Posted in How To, musings, Pages from Life

How to De-Stress

Stress has become a part of our lives; don’t you think so? In the place of being carefree and jovial, our entire being is surrounded by constant fear and worry. We have made ourselves so habitual to stress that we find reasons to be in it every minute of our lives. If we are not stressed, we feel something is missing! Well, it is supposed to be missed out. It is the unnecessary baggage you are carrying that doesn’t belong to you. It needs to be put down without feeling the urge to take it back on. We don’t have to fill this beautiful, enjoyable life with worries. Come, let us take a pledge to remain stress-free throughout our lives, no matter what. Let us find ways to declutter our minds of this menace called stress with these 6 simple steps.

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Posted in Happy Diwali, musings, Pages from Life

Wishing You a शुभ दीपावली 🪔

Lighting phuljhadis. Dancing over rolling chakris. Watching in awe as anars or flowerpots sparklingly rose upwards. As a kid, I loved celebrating Diwali this way. But as years went by I realised Diwali is much more than bursting firecrackers, dressing up in your newly shopped clothes, enjoying delicious meals, and receiving goodies and cash. I still don’t know how much I have imbibed the true essence of the festival, but here’s sharing a creation on it.

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The Buddha on the Street

It was a warm and bright morning, which was quickly about to turn into an afternoon. She is happy she chose this day to spend it outdoors.

The road is filled with houses of different shapes and sizes. They are of different shades too. There are a huge number of trees and shrubs lining both sides of the street. There is so much to see, so much to take in.

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Ladies’ Tailor- Book Review

On August 15, 2022, India celebrated Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav- its 75th Independence Day. To mark this important year, people celebrated it in various ways. Book lovers celebrated it with books dedicated to that time and era.

A HarperCollins newsletter about Independence Day books had Ladies’ Tailor as one of the recommendations and I instantly knew I wanted to read this book- it had a certain pull that I had to add it to my TBR list. And to my joyous surprise, some days later, the publishing house launched a Freedom Library book giveaway. I participated and received this book.

I just finished reading it and here’s what I think about it.

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