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Monday, September 30, 2013

Book Review: The Guardian Angels by Rohit Gore

At a time when there are so many young and upcoming authors, there are a few like authors Rohit Gore who make a mark for themselves, through their books.  Previously I’d read ‘The Circle of Three’ by the same author and I was happy to see Indian authors write such wonderful novels. I started this book, ‘The Guardian Angels’ with a lot of expectations and I’m pretty sure that author has done justice to it. Both to the book and to my expectations.

‘The Guardian Angels’ is the story of the lives of Aditya and Radha. The story starts with Aditya Mehta, the introvert and the son of a billionaire. Adi is a recluse and despite wanting to socialize he forces himself to stay alone. He then meets Radha Deodhar at school. Radha is the exact opposite of what Adi is. She is very smart and proactive and is brought up by her father who believes in socialism. They instantly become friends in school; they help each other walk through the troubles at school, college and in real life. Later in their life, having known each other for almost two decades, they still struggle to find the right name for their relationship.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Following the rules of English Grammar.

English is a funny language. It is the only language where your nose runs and your feet smell.

Perhaps funnier are the rules and exceptions of this language.  Just when you familiarize yourself with the rules of a particular concept, the Wren and Martin throws an exception and you’re back to where it all it started, utterly perplexed.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

The Unanswered Questions and Suicides!

This article has been published in The Hindu Nxg. You can read it here

Some questions cannot be answered. Some questions don’t even have answers. ‘Why did he/she commit suicide?’ is one such question.

Earlier, when I read about suicides, though it was none of my business, I used to wonder how selfish those people were. Selfish enough to think of their plight alone and put others in misery. I never use to empathize for those who chose to leave. I used to feel bad for the shocked parents who would be trying to understand what forced their son/daughter to take that extreme step. Everyone has problems. Some people know how to tackle them.  Some people learn how to tackle them by watching others. If everything goes for a toss, of course there are people who we could ask for help. So I used to think that, perhaps those people were too scared to face the obstacles strewn on their path.

Until one day my perception of this changed. Completely.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

ABC Challenge: The Journey

First of all, I would like to thank Anuradha of Life is beautiful for having suggested me to take up the challenge. The challenge had some rules, which I was not very comfortable with. But I did relax a few of them so that I could take part. One fine day I decided I would take it up.

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Before embarking upon the challenge, I decided it would be wise to list out the possible themes that I would be able to write about. So I opened up a notepad, listed all the letters and then, then everything stopped. My brain wouldn't come up with any suggestions. I was shocked at how things were turning out to be and how I would not be able to take up the challenge. Completing it was way out of question.  I couldn’t come to a conclusion and decided I would probably take one thing at a time and settled with A for Achiever. I wanted to start the Journey on a positive note and so it began.
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