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3 Books That Changed Me

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAddaCan books and stories about characters and events that are not real teach us anything useful?
Are you kidding me????
Stories and novels are our best teachers! Whether you read them yourself or let your grandma read them aloud to you at bedtime, these little fragments of people’s imagination are full of lessons & wisdom. (Of course I mean kids’ stories, not 50 shades of Grey! Which when you come to think of it, is also helpful in a way) I’ve not been much of a fan of fairy tales myself. I prefer fiction based on reality as compared to fantasy. Even sci-fi is something I rarely read. Yes I like The Hunger Games, Harry Potter & even Twilight series(hear me out!) but that’s because the authors make it so damn realistic-that’s the whole beauty of it! As for lessons from novels, here’s my personal list of novels that have inspired me at some time or the other:
1.A Gathering Light also known as A N…

Jab V Met

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

 The above quote just about surmises my friendship with this madcap sardar-Anish. How we met is going to be a good story..
It was the golden age when all school kids didn't own cell phones. I got my first one when I joined +2(11th Std). What I did with my phone is the very reason I'd never allow kids to own one until 18. Yep, I logged into & set my id as rin92385XXXXX. Trust me that was a HUGE mistake! (I keep wondering if I have more of male hormones....I keep acting like a guy would, also that'd explain the moustache!)
I kept my phone off for a few days owing to the very friendly calls. But there was this one guy who'd send me good morning & good night messages every single day. Not a single vulgar message, damn decent & also of my age. I bearing the wisdom of a 16 year old finally replied to his SMS. And then we became friends :)

We were inseparab…

Once Upon The Tracks of Mumbai: a Review

After Chetan Bhagat got famous, there were a lot of IIT-related books. Books on teenage crush, amorous biographies & fictions with really bizarre titles flooded the market. Very few actually made sense & could be termed ‘literature’. Thankfully Indian authors are now breaking free from the Bollywood style writing & attempting their pens at new genres. For example Tantra by Adi (read review here).

Once Upon The Tracks of Mumbai falls under this category. Yes there is a love story complete with a hero, a heroine & villain yet Rishi Vohra’s choice of protagonist is what makes it different. This is the story of Babloo, eldest son of a respected clerk at the railways, a shy young man who doesn’t speak much & likes to mind his own business. Very average kind of guy with a small problem- he is autistic, can’t stay attentive for long, may be schizophrenic & probably psychotic. No he is not ‘mad’. He is just unable to express himself as easily as we do. He likes to keep…


This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 39; the thirty-ninth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is "Break" "What is this life if full of care
we have no time to stand and stare.." So said William H.Davies. This has always been one of my favourite poems (Mr. Nobody being the one the top). And here's why...

I have always found a routine life to be the most boring thing to happen to anyone! Since school days even before I'd come across this poem,I resented waking up every morning at 6 am & getting aboard the rickshaw to school. I longed for vacations of which unfortunately we had only a few. Come college & still there was the routine of classes,coaching & what-nots. And now when I have a job, the less said about routine life,the better!

Remember in school, we used to have  three breaks, one aft…