A letter to my best friend

 “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

— C.S. Lewis

So this letter is for the one whom I met after 7 years.

Dear friend,

7 years is such a long time. I never thought I would ever get a chance to meet you again, ah! Kudos to the internet ( your girlfriend :p) for playing the role of a bridge that finally joined the two shores of the rivers that had lost their ways 7 years back.

7 years, so many things are there to be shared.

About me. About you. About this world that we hate at times. About universe. About hatred, anger, depression, frustration and what not. About that something that dies inside our heart every night. About everything that we share in common and that’s what make you say ” we are the same yaar, ditto!”

About the wishes that died with your mom. About the pain, my dad never let us knew.

About everything that exists. About the lack of love within.

Ah! It feels so good that finally after so many years I got someone I can proudly call mine.

The one best friend whose place in my heart was always left divine.

I never knew you were the one,

Until we shared that late night conversation’s fun.

Now, I have someone whom I can call even at 3 am

and can talk for endless hours.

I love all the chutiyapas we did, we do and will forever do.

I feel pity on myself that I’m running out of words today to pen down how much good it is feeling inside to have you as my friend.

Ok, best friend. fine?

Now let me tell you something very clearly that I’m in no mood to talk as I want reasons why you left everything all of a sudden.

A part of me had already died when I got to know about your mom. I cried thinking about you, for you were so frail to bear all that. You were that cute little kid who has grown up into a man today, a man who is strong enough to bear everything that the destiny offers on your plate. I never knew you would become this strong. I even forgot that you existed so as you did, no?

I want you to share everything with me without any condition. I know and I can even understand about the minutes that went like hours and the time when you fail to recognize, it’s morning or Twilight.

I know how it felt like to you when all you wanted was just to wake up and needed someone would tell you that you are dreaming and the thing, the torture and the pain you are feeling is just a part of a nightmare.

I know how it feels. I’ve been through the same for months.

I know how you wanted to quit your life but survived. I know how it feels to shout out loud on a busy road that makes you feel choked inside. I know. I know.

Somedays I wish I were there with you to hold you in my arms, to let you feel and understand that one day everything will be alright and it won’t pain as much as it does now. I wanted to be there but I couldn’t. I just couldn’t.

You can cry, boys do cry. I’m here this time to be that shoulder you can comfortably shed your tears on. I’m here to be that arms you always needed.

I know you don’t need my shoulder and my arms but it’s free dude, com’on ab bhaw to mat kha itna bol diya hai..xD

You are among the best things that ever happened to me. I used to think that all the guys from my town are big creeps but you are an exception and your English, damnnnnnnnn!

You are a true warrior who fought like a boy and are still fighting.

Bache, I’m with you. Teri friend. The one who will stay.

One question 👇

Ha..haa..xD..yaha beijjati mat krna. I know I’m beautiful.

Jokes apart. Ok so let me tell you that I wrote this whole FUCKIN’ piece of SHIT just for you despite having writer’s block. So, yeah I need a treat.

*Give a big round of applause for me”

Yaayyyyyyy!!!!!

OK.THANKS. BYE

And yes, be like the way you’re.

City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A. Naik~Book Review

Title-City Times and Other Poems

Poet-Vihang A. Naik

Publisher-AuthorHouse

Number of pages– 83

Price-224 INR (kindle version)

Blurb

Vihang A. Naik throws light on the life of a city in all its shades, glory and misery in his. It is an anthology of his intuitive and philosophical poems. The Poems are divided into 6 segments i.e. ‘Love Song of a Journey Man’ is more or less an inner travelogue, The segments, for instance, ‘Mirrored Man’ is about the other chimeras in the city. The people in the city are capricious like the walk of a crab or the colours of a chameleon. While, ‘The Path of Wisdom’ is about the beginning of meditation and knowledge. ‘At the Shore’ records the poet’s sense of futility, memory, pain, exile and alienation at the shore of life. The title of this collection is also the heading for the last of its six sections, in which the city is unfolded as a market place, as a heaven for underdogs, and as a seed bed of change and is observed at evening, at mid-night, by moon light and through fog and haze.

Review

Poetry, unlike story it is not at any all easy to write. If one writes poetry then there’s lots of efforts, toil and thinking power being put into it. It is quite easy to write your feelings and emotions in large sentences and paragraphs but when it comes to conveys in just a few lines, dude! It’s indeed a hard job and here the poet did it perfectly by conveying everything in just a few words and lines.

City times and other Poems is a poetry anthology where poems are in free verses consisting both long and short poems. The language used by the poet is simply amazing.

This book is about city and people that dwell within it. Dividing the book into 6 parts namely,

●Love Song of a Journeyman
●Mirrored Man
●The Path of Wisdom
●Self Portrait
●At The Shore
●City Times

consisting different set of poems having with different essence is praiseworthy.

It’s strictly for poetry lover as others would find it a bit difficult to understand the message the poems are conveying and the essence they carry with them.

My ratings

(3/5)

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Happy reading.

Entwined Desires by Divyam Kaushik and Lalima Yadav~Book Review

Title-Entwined Desires

Author– Divyam Kaushik and Lalima Yadav

Publisher– Moments Publication

Number of pages-191

Price-150 INR

Blurb

Bound by their needs, their passion takes them beyond their limits. To the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love becomes the most exquisite insanity. Entwined by their secrets, they try to defy the odds. They make their own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession. Dhruv Singhania came into Anukriti’s life like lightning in the darkness – beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white hot. Anukriti was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in her so easily. Dhruv calls her his miracle, but he’s the miracle in her life. Her gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay her demons while refusing to face his own.

Review

Writing erotica is something that is not everyone’s cup of tea. Many know, what erotica is and have even read novels based on that genre but rare one carries the talent to write too.

Entwined Desires is the 1st book of Entwined trilogy, erotic thriller, book. The story revolves around the protagonists Dhruv Singhania, a multimillionaire and his wife Anukriti who are best friends and are really passionate about each other.The story is as mysterious as the character, Dhruv that enable readers to hooked on to the novel.
If you will read further you will get to read about the intimacy that Anukriti shares with her best friend that may be something that can be call as a turn off of the book but at the same time, it makes the story a bit different in its own self.

Title and cover
Coming up to the cover of the book, it has a picture of a guy and a girl who are standing with hands entwined which is really captivating and also says a lot about the genre of the book and what is inside.
The authors have given an apt title to the book, an intriguing one.

Plot, characterisation and writing style
The plot construction was good so as the characters formation. The writing style was simple hence easy to understand.

What I didn’t like?
The book miss the emotional touch, I felt so. I mean there was a lack of emotional touch in the intimate scenes.

This book is ideal for those who are 18+ of age and for erotic lovers and for those too who wants to explore a little bit of erotic world of writing.
I would like to give it 3 out of 5 stars.

You can watch the official trailer of Entwined desire by clicking on the Video link.

Also if you loved the review and the trailer then you would surely go to buy a copy for yourself so here is the link to buy the 1st book of entwined trilogy.

happy reading. 🙂

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Bouquet of emotions, feelings & thoughts by Subhrajyoti Parida~Book Review 

Title– Bouquet of emotions, feelings & thoughts

Author-Subhrajyoti Parida

Publisher– Dreamhouse Publishers

Number of pages-84

Price-150 INR

Blurb

‘Bouquet’ – of emotions, feelings and thoughts is the maiden endeavour of the poet to pour his heart through poems based on a plethora of subjects- from human nature, emotions and ambitions to environmental issues currently imperilling our very existence and social issues like female foeticide which needs immediate attention if our future needs to survive.

The poet, post unfortunate demise of his mother due to cancer, embarked upon an unique journey of compiling his poems (which were more of his emotions, feelings and thoughts than mere play of words) with the sole objective of dedicating the ‘Bouquet’ of poems to his late Mother.

The book is a collection of poems on an array of themes just like a ‘bouquet’ of flowers of vivid colours and fragrance. Hence, the title : ‘Bouquet- of emotions, feelings and thoughts’

Review

Poetry is something that says a lot in just a couple of lines and that sometimes leave a huge impact on people like me who loves poetry more than prose. People often avoid buying poetry books as for them, it is a waste of money to buy poetry books but I feel no shame that I do buy a poetry book and read them time and again. Trust me everytime I read poems, it feels like being in a different world.

And poets are someone who knows how to convey their feelings, add music and emotions in just a few lines.

The Bouquet is a poetry anthology dedicated to poet’s beloved mother. She died battling with cancer and that is what led the poet to pen his emotions about his love for his mother along with few other poems based on different genres.

This book has been divided into 7 different parts. Each part has few poems and in which 6 parts are based on human life and the last one contains few short poems.

About the 1st part- Part 1 is solely dedicated to poet’s mother and about his love and his missing phase of living without her. This part is indeed better than all other parts of the book and the poems are really touching. What could be more touching than the poems based on the people who plays a vital role in our life?

About the 2nd part- Part 2nd is based on nature and it’s beauty. In this part, the poem which I loved the most was “World is beautiful.” The rhyming of this poem was just “WOW.” In this poem, the poet beautifies the beauty of nature through his words and at the same time connects us a bit more to it and the line I loved the most was

‘Mountains are tall, oceans are deep,

So much to climb and so much to dive. ‘

About the 3rd part- The 3rd part is based on emotions also this part is named as “it’s all about emotions.”

I loved the way the poet has penned down the poem title as “Loving my hair.” It’s hilarious how the poet who is going bald with each passing day pens about a poem based on hair.

This line “Life needs one last chance, Hair can grow back again.” I hope the poet will get his hair back. :-p (NO OFFENSE).

About the part 4- Then comes a section whose very 1st poem is based on the poet. He, a poet, defines poet. Being a poet myself I can relate to what he had penned down. I loved the line,

“He writes music to which thoughts dance,

He is none other than a Poet,

Who sings with his words duet. “

Though this part is based on human life, dreams, wishes, and events but I find the poem ” Poet” misfit in this part.

This part contains 2-3 poems that touched my heart but I loved the poem “Poet” the most, that’s why I’ve discussed that poem only.

About the part 5- This part is a combination of poems have different essence and are based on different genres like peace, festival, chocolate and lolly pop. It feels that the poet penned down these poems by being a kid himself as this part is bit entertaining, also even a kid will love to read this part.

About the part 6- This part is all about life.

The very 1st poem named “Living again” is the one I loved the most. The stanza,

” Inspire me, don’t just follow me,

For I no longer lead any of you.

Gone are those hey days of me,

For I survive, only with the memories of you.”

The meaning of this stanza is clearly visible and I personally admire the poet for writing this stanza.

Last but not the least is the 7th part that contains few miscellaneous poems in which I loved the poem “Time in few lines, Despair and being young.”

Overall review

The compiling of the poems are good but I advise the poet to avoid using extra dots while giving the title to the poems. I loved the image being used on every page of the book. The title was good but instead of using “&”, the poet should have used “and.”

I didn’t like the cover of the book as it could have been better. I, once again, advice the poet to use different cover in the next edition as before get attracted towards the content inside, one attracts towards the cover of the book and often a book is judged by its cover.

In a nutshell, all I could say is, poems were fantastic and if the poet will try to improve the points I’ve marked for improvement then this book will be a 5 star book. As of now, I will rate it 3 stars out of 5.

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Colorful Notions-The roadtrippers 1.0~Book Review

Title– Colorful notions

Author– Mohit Goyal

Publisher– Srishti Publishers and distributors

Number of pages-194

Price-175 INR

Blurb

Would you give up your high-paying job and comfortable personal
life to drive ten thousand kilometers across India Just for fun!
Three twenty-somethings dare to do just that! While the two boys take turns
to drive, the girl gives voice-over as they record their entire journey on a handy
cam.
Ab, Sasha and Unnati are ordinary youngsters, rendered special by the feat they
accomplish. As they recount their adventures, I crave to live their journey.
They look at each other with a glint in their eyes, as if refurbishing those
memories while narrating their spooky time at Bhangarh Fort, strange
escapades at Wagah Border and Sundarbans, car breakdowns, wild animals,
near-death experiences and highway robbers! It’s nothing less than crazy.
I doubted if I’d ever have the gumption to create such experiences. So I did the
next best thing – I penned a book about them, and their roadtrip.
Colorful Notions is a journey of three young hearts on the Indian terrain and
into the inner recesses of their souls, giving a new perspective to relationships,
love and life.

Review
It often happens that due to our hectic schedule we fail to fulfill our desires for getting some “ME” time and travel the world without any stress, workload or thought about tomorrow.

The very first time I saw this book I made up mind that anyhow I have to read this book. Who doesn’t want to travel and getting a chance to read a travelogue is icing on the cake when you are reading it for the 1st time. So this is what my initial experience was. So as soon as I received the book I started reading it without having a thought to delay.

This story is about three friends namely Abhay, Sashank and Unnati and their quest to find deeper meanings of life. They plan to cover entire India in just 75 days. (YOU HAVE TO BUY THE BOOK TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY EMBARK ON THE JOURNEY OF TRAVELLING INDIA.)

The author has done a great job in naming each chapter that will surely be going to make you read the book in one go.It seems realistic and is engaging.

The plot is too good and the narration is lucid. A huge round of applause to the author for framing such amazing characters in the book, and by this I mean the characterization was so good, not only of the main characters but of the secondary characters too.

The title of the book is apt so as the cover.

The thing that turned me off was the description of the places being visited that makes it a normal story, not a travelogue.Reading experience would have been enhanced if the description would have been more. Moreover, there were few errors in the book that can be corrected in the next edition.

I would like to give 3 stars for this book. I’m waiting for the next part of the book but this time indeed with more description about the places being visited.

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About the Author

Mohit Goyal holds his Master’s degree from Cranfield University, England. A successful entrepreneur for past 11-years; he is currently heading an international logistics conglomerate with presence in several Asian countries. He resides in New Delhi. Been acknowledged and awarded for many of his short stories in past; he conceived this idea of ‘The RoadTrippers Series’ to combine his love for travel, food and philosophy.

The kissing circles by Nitin Tewari~Book Review

Title– The kissing circles

Author-Nitin Tewari

Publisher-Invincible Publishers

Number of pages-312

Price-195 INR

Blurb

“A boat race. Sounds fun”

“Not for me. I cannot participate. But yes, I can be a cheerleader. Oh! yes definitely. Such a rocking life.”

” Yeah, dude. Like Pandey is designing the next aircraft carrier ship.”

“And Bansal, you’re going to brand this race into first water olympics.”

“And I shall win the trophy and marry Kala in the most lavish wedding our village has ever seen.”

Yeah, welcome to the world of ordinaries!

In 2007, at the height of the Global IT boom, Manoj Bansal and Rajesh Pandey, two newly-released prisoners of Engineering with mediocre grades and a looming IT future, set out for Trivandrum for their Corporate Learning Programme (CLP). Torn between their past miscues and topical aspirations, they hope to find their true calling. Whilst in a confused, depression ridden transitory phase, they soon run into their fellow trainee, Adish Matthew – a Malayali Computer engineer, and a village simpleton Mutthur Sankunni – the no-hope skipper of Maruthi Vallam, gearing up for the annual Vallamkali.
Bound by a common thread of mediocrity, they shun the modern world’s great expectations and take off on a spree to discover the tranquility of the God’s own country. Until one day…when a Tsunami of mishaps rocks their life, impelling them to join hands and transfigure into the four kissing circles, fighting the most irrelevant battle of our times:
To be or not to be, extraordinary.

Review

The Kissing Circle is the Author’s debut novel so firstly I would like to congratulate the author for his debut book.

Kissing the circle, the name seems really funny isn’t it? The first time I heard the name I was like, Kissing the circles… what would be the genre of the story and then the story would be about what? Then I search it on amazon and saw the cover page and then read the blurb; my half doubts got cleared then but I was eager to read the story as, after the title, the cover had attracted me so much that I couldn’t stop myself from reading this book.

The story is set in the beautiful land of various culture and customs that is Kerala. So basically the story is about three engineers and their life namely Manoj Bansal, Rajesh Pandey and Adish Matthew .It is a story about friendship and yes, about love too.

You may wonder if the story is about three people then what do the 4th circle means? You can see the cover page that there is a small circle that is being surrounded by the other three. So the 4th circle is Mutthur who is also an important character in the book. As you will read you will get to know about some more characters that include the protagonist’s girlfriends too. Kudos to the author as he did a brilliant job in keeping a balance between all the characters of the book.

The story is a bit confusing initially but as you will read further all the confusion will vanish.

The author proved to be a good storyteller. The plot was interesting yet fast paced still, it can hook you on to the novel till the end.

The description the author had given of the places where the story revolves is just beautiful. The characterization was done perfectly.

So overall it was a good read.

3 stars out of 5.

Happy Reading. 🙂

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The three wise monkeys by Jeet Gian~Book Review

Title-The three wise monkeys

Author– Jeet Gian

Publisher-Frog books

Number of pages-400

Price-299 INR

Blurb

The trio—Amar, Akbar, and Anthony—had no clue whatsoever about their goddammit indecisive-careers-and-indefinite-struggles.

And that was because they were born with the Peter Pan Syndrome and were simple enough to be tricked by anyone, including their mystifying girlfriends—Meghna, Farah, and Sarah.
And as is the fate of all morons, they were drawn into trouble—deep trouble—of hiding crores of rupees of black money in secret offshore companies.

Will their mistake of turning a blind eye to the philosophy of ‘See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ cost them their careers and put them in prison?
Or
Will Lady Luck change their fortunes forever?

Book Review

It’s a funny story that revolves around the three charter accountants namely Amar, Akbar, and Anthony who were born with peter pan syndrome. The characters are simple enough that they can be tricked by anyone. They believe in living a carefree life and hence, embark on the journey of love but find more troubles in their way which is followed by their MBA career.

Cover and the title

And if here we talk about the cover page then it is attractive enough to catch reader’s attention at 1st glance. The light green color having 3 monkeys as cartoon characters give us a perfect idea about what would this book have for us to read.

The title is witty and apt too.

Characterization

I loved the characters and their witty logic to the core. Every character was unique in its own way. I would say that the author has done a commendable job forming the characters and making the story entertaining.

Plot and dialogues

The plot is very strong so as the dialogues. A gripping plot having so much pun in it.

Writing style

The writing style is quite good and the way the author had added rumor in the story is worth praising.

And now as the blurb says, ‘ Will their mistake of turning a blind eye to the philosophy of ‘See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’ cost them their careers and put them in prison?’ , I choose to let it be a mystery for the readers to find out by buying a copy for them.

The 400 pages of the book is good enough to let readers engage in and make them laugh hard while reading.

It’s an ideal book for those who are looking for some entertainment and laugh.

My ratings

(3/5)

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About the Author

“Jeet Gian was a happening person till he became a chartered accountant (and got married). He was born and brought up in Kutch (Motto: Nobody knows where it is) before permanently and successfully settling (after marriage) in Dubai.

His present dream is to become the President of India and continue his writing passion full time without tensions and work at Rashtrapati Bhavan (Motto: We deliver best ISO-certified awards), New Delhi!

He is a great communicator and is on good terms with clients, media, and almost everyone around him, except his in-laws. He has been interviewed by Dubai TV, Zee TV-Gulf Pulse, CNN Arabia, Radio 103.8, and on many occasions by his mother-in-law!

Divya, his life and business partner (only in profit), is also a chartered accountant. Both are blessed with two kids: a daughter, Falguni, and a special-needs son, Krishna. For Divya, children come first; the rest of the world is just Tom, Dick, and Jeet.

He is up by 5 am, even if holidaying on Star Cruise, and is a fitness buff. Plus, he eats once every two hours, just like how babies do.

Jeet is a published author, and his debut effort is named The 3 U-Turns of My Life, which is well-received by nurseries across PAN India and it is highly recommended by doctors for patients suffering from insomnia!