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Book Review: A hundred Little flames by Preeti Shenoy

Plot: A hundred little flames is a story of the relationship between a grandfather and grandson. Ayan, a 26 year old youngster has been raised by controlling father and has just been fired from his job and caught in the rat race of life, is looking for another job, while he is ordered by his father who lives in Bahrain to go live with his grandfather who had a fall and who lives in a small village Poongavanam in Kerela. Skeptical at first, he goes there and eventually loves the place and also gets to know a lot about his grandfather, who he didn’t know until this visit and connects with him more than his own parents. His Grandfather, is a lonely and irritable man but soon finds himself warming up to his grandson and even striking a friendship with him. Through this visit, Ayan discovers a new way of living, discovers things about his families, secrets he didn’t know about, recalls some of his childhood memories and also, after he gets even closer to his Muttachan, he gets to read hi…

Once Upon A Time...

Once upon a time
I had dreams...
Dreams of everything
I could ever be... I was young, very young
So young that I actually lived my dreams...
In dreams ofcourse!
Thinking that they
Might come true one day... My dreams were of dance...
Dancing from the heart
Performing on stage
For so long and to an extent
That everyone gets up and applaud
And say my name
Not with contempt
But with love... My dreams were of mathematics...
Of problem solving!
Believing firmly
That one day
I would solve it all... My dreams were of English
To have that command over language
To speak like a pro...
Hoping that one day
I'll communicate exactly what I mean... My dreams were of academics
To clear CA in one go
Wishing everyone to go 'awww'
Over my success... My dreams were of love
Of love & romance
Exactly like those in fairy tales...
Dreams of a soulmate...
Convinced, I was
That someone would actually turn up someday
And relieve me... Once upon a time
I had dreams...
Dreams of everything
I coul…

2016 approaching!!!

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Once again I would say... It's been long since I was last here. I repeat myself a lot many times, no? Anyway I shouldn't be asking questions here as this blog has gone redundant and no one's going to get a notification of this post being posted unless I specifically ask some friends to read it and probably throw a comment too. So what made me come here today? Well, it's 2016. Yes, a things-to-do-in-2016 kind of a list. Though I never make resolutions and even when I do I know I am not gonna follow. But this time, it's different. This time, I know I am gonna follow. You think not, well wait & watch! Lame question once again, no one's gonna read probably. Anyway, I am thinking should I start with the list right away or I should first properly write the reasons why I think this time I will follow it! *Thinking* *Decided* Reasons first! Yup you knew it already. (Not lame this time. I will force some friends to read this piece. Yay! I am not talking to myself!…

A Vague Connection

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And here I thought I was done with blogging. Perhaps not! Anyway... I sometimes make vague connections between things. Sometimes, they prove to be right, sometimes, it shows that I am delusional and should probably give my mind some rest. Whatever! I need to pen down a vague connection that I made long back but it's coming back to me over & over and I think I should share it here. It would anyway wake my blog up from its slumber. Okay, so many people know that I love 'Looking For Alaska' by John Green. I love his other works too and have followed his interviews, talks and FB page quite closely for sometime. I have seen the books he has read which includes 'The Catcher In The Rye' too. I suspect, judging by his choices from the list of books he had once shared, that he has surely read 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' by Stephen Chbosky too. There is an instance in the book 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' where the protagonist Charlie recalls …

Its been so long...

Its been so long since I was last active in blogosphere. I had almost thought I was done with blogging but I think writing is addictive. Once again, after almost 1.5 years, I feel like writing again. There's nothing much to write about or may be there are some thoughts going on in my not-anymore-hyperactive-but-still-constantly-thinking mind to put down. Honestly, I don't know. There was a time when I ranted on this blog that I need solutions, I cant keep on ranting..blah blah blah... But post Feb 2015, a lot happened that I feel grateful to this blog. This blog has my journey from someone who had become an angry at everything, constantly crying, utterly pessimistic and unhappy with life & herself to someone who is now stable and content with a lot of things. This blog has my journey, not visible to anyone because it's not in the posts that I published but in the events happened in between known only to me and in some cases, to some people, but mostly only me. I no mo…

Happy Journey!

Whenever I travel through a car with family via an open wide road having flat green fields on either side, I just can't help myself but think. I have always said that life is a journey and its not just a line for me, I actually believe it in every sense possible. And I want to have the maximum of this journey. Thank God, I have stopped throwing philosophies at every point or may be I haven't much got chance in recent times :P Though my philosophies are usually good  and the timing is usually appropriate. :D Today actually two strange things happened: a) I don't usually go with my family. After 2012, I stay away from it, kind of. And, that has actually made me more grateful to the trips that I agree to make with them. However, today was unusual. I just agreed to go for no reason and turned out that I actually had a role to play. Though main plan was something else, I on the way convinced my parents to make an additional visit to some place else and actually that turned out to…

100 truths about me!

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1. Last beverage? Tea 2. Last phone call? My sister who is married now. 3. Last text message? A friend's mom giving me my friend's brother's phone no. which I asked for, so that I can wish her birthday, as she doesn't keep a personal cell phone. 4. Last song you listened to Book you read? Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green. I watched music channels for some two hours yesterday so I don't remember which song. However, the song I hummed during the day was Sara Evans- A little bit stronger for no particular reason. 5. Last time you cried? 3 4 days back.
LIST FOUR FAVORITE COLORS:  6. White 7. Blue ( for light blue denims :P ) 8. Black 9. All colors actually ;-)

HAVE YOU: 10. Made new friends ? Yes 11. Fallen out of love ? Sadly no.
12. Laughed until you cried ? Yes, its been  a long since I did it with friends. Happened sometimes back with cousins and happens when I read John Green. 13. Met someone who changed you? I want to meet someone with whom I can be stable. I am tired …