Monday, 24 July 2017

I can still recall...

I can still recall...

You took my hand and held it light
Your warm kisses helped me fall asleep that night.
I can still imagine that warm smile on your face
Now you're not here and I am completely out of place.

Tell me why I miss you so much
Everything we had and all we've been through.
It was love and you're still very much here with me
But what should I do, you are not around; this is the way it should be...
It’s time to keep you little off my mind.

But I am hardly able to
Your thoughts remain right within me.
I feel my face blush; I’m staring at the mirror.
And I have turned on to someone new
Everyday am I wishing you were here with me every minute
But then I’ve got to let you go to excel...
Still deep in my heart is just saying no...

The days are starting to get longer.
Your messages are tearing me
All I do look down your way
Wondering if there's anything more left to do?

Tell me why I still miss you so much
Everything we had and all we've been through.
It was love and you're still very much here with me
But you're gone this is the way it should be...
It’s time to keep you little off my mind.


Monday, 17 July 2017

You are not Far Away

You are not Far Away

You are not so far away...
For in my heart you still stay...,
My thoughts about you go on all day...
will we be back together soon someday...??

Even though my heart still aches...
I can't decide on what road to take...,
I really wanted to take the road of life with you....
But my decisions are delayed just a late little though...,

Don’t worry about me...,I'll make it through...
And hopefully...,you will help me too...,
Will not give upon’t will not get down...
Won’t take the road which I went down...,

I always said I’ll love you for eternity...
And please believe you me...;
That you were my complete love...
And you’re my absolute inspiration to life...,

You have lifted me up to a brand new me...
You helped me learn how to spread my wings...,
You make me feel like I can touch the sky...
Something’s which I couldn’t have done if I never looked into your eyes...,

So please remember you’re the sparkle in my eye....
The smile on my face and every decision that I make...;
I learned for the most amazing person...,whom I have ever met on this earth...,
Hopefully..., the Lord above will put us together soon someday.


Monday, 10 July 2017

वो मेरी उम्मीद....

वो मेरी उम्मीद....

वो मेरी उम्मीद की डोर टूटने नही देता..,जाने क्यों..,

कदम बस दो कदम और साथ चलने का.... ,
वास्ता देकर,वो मुझे रुकने नही देता……!

चाह का नाम जब आता है बिगड़ जाते हैं
वो तरीक़ा तो बता दो तुम्हें चाहें क्यूँकर

जब तक बिका न था तो कोई पूछता न था
तू ने ख़रीद कर मुझे अनमोल कर दिया

जिन के किरदार से आती हो सदाक़त की महक
उन की तदरीस से पत्थर भी पिघल सकते हैं

बारिश हुई तो घर के दरीचे से लग के हम
चुप-चाप सोगवार तुम्हें सोचते रहे

बेचैन इस क़दर था कि सोया न रात भर
पलकों से लिख रहा था तिरा नाम चाँद पर

बिन तुम्हारे मैं जी गया अब तक
तुम को क्या ख़ुद मुझे यक़ीन नहीं

वो हंस-हंस कर, खुश रहने की...,बात करता है...,
वो मुझे रोने नही देता...,वास्ता देकर अपनी खुशी का...!

हर पल मेरे साथ है... ,बढाता है होंसला मेरा वो...,
वो कभी मुझे अकेला होने नही देता...,वास्ता देकर अपने साथ का...!

ज़िन्दगी जीने का नाम है...,यही कहता है....,
वो मुझे मरने नही देता...,वास्ता देकर ज़िन्दगी का....!

वो मेरी उम्मीद की डोर टूटने नही देता..,जाने क्यों...!!!


Friday, 7 July 2017

Questionnaire with Author Ashwina Garg

So, for this month  we have a  author"Ashwina Garg" 

Can you tell us a little about yourself? Your profession and your hobbies!!

I studied to be an accountant but I always liked to write. I am always at a loss when people ask me what my profession is. I think a person's goal in life should be financial independence, intellectual stimulation and happiness and there are many ways to achieve these things. I am grateful that I have found ways to achieve all three in my life.

Questionnaire with Ashwina Garg

1.       How did you first get involved in with writing, are you an imaginative person?

I am an extremely imaginative person. When I was a kid, I never whined about being bored. I would make up stories in my head to keep myself occupied and my whole family would wonder what I did all by myself all the time. Imagination is very important even in daily life. It's what allows you to rustle up an interesting dinner when you have only 2 tomatoes, 1 potato and assorted spices in your kitchen when you've forgotten to shop.

2.       What do you find most challenging about your writing?

The most challenging thing about writing is my lack of discipline. I am a jack of all trades and at any given day, I don't know if I will be taking a class or attending to some work or just hanging out with friends or my family. I take each day as it comes and sometimes writing just takes a back seat.

3.       What do you do when you are not writing?

The older I get the more I want to learn new things so I would say I am a perpetual student. Every day I try to read a lot or meet people who can teach me about my areas of interests like finance, food, technology and spirituality.

4.       How do you keep coming up with material / content for your story?

I don't really know where I'll be 6 months or 5 years down the road. I have learnt to adapt myself to situations and not plan too much. As I said, I am careful about being financially independent and healthy. Everything else is flexible. Hopefully everyone in my family will be healthy and happy in 6 months and 5 years.

I observe people a lot and sometimes a situation will make me think more deeply. My writing starts from there.

5.       Any specific tips you have for new writers who want to make it big in the world of published books?

I don't think I am qualified to comment about what it takes to make it big in writing because I haven't made it big as a writer myself. Writing for me is a need. There are things I want to say to the world and writing is the only acceptable way I know. If I start shouting from the rooftops, someone might admit me into a mental hospital.

6.       What’s the best thing a writer can give to his readers?
The best thing a writer can give his audience is entertainment. Everything else is optional. It would be nice if a writer can impart some knowledge along with being entertaining. The other way around doesn't work unless you are writing a textbook.

7.       A lot of people are interested in writing for the money earning potential. What are some tips for people interesting in making money from writing? What are some realistic expectations in regards to what can be made?

People have specific goals in life when they do something. They want to make money, be famous, acquire social status, exert authority. Writing can give you everything but if you only want to make money, better to study the stock markets.

8.       What motivates you most in life?

My prime motivators are money and happiness. Not always in that order.

9.       The majority of the readers tend to take sides due religion and such other considerations.

I believe religion exists to show us how to lead our lives when situations gets overwhelming. It gives us hope, discipline and patience. A lot of people are using religion to spread negativity. I prefer spirituality to religion.

10.   What is the story behind the name of your book?

My book 'Spicy Bites of Biryani' is about relationships. Sanjay is US returned software millionaire determined to have an arranged marriage after selling his company and breaking up with his girlfriend. Aditi is a commitment phobic writer who can't figure out what her next book is about. Manyank and Jayshree are the perfect couple trying hard to keep their perfect life perfect. The book is based in Hyderabad so my husband suggested the name and I am a very obedient wife.

11.   What are your views on now a days increasing plagiarism?

Increasing plagiarism? Or decreasing? Plagiarism  is not really defined clearly so It's hard to figure out what is plagiarism and what is not. It's, unforunately, very easy to steal ideas because a lot of people can have the same idea. Only word for word plagiarism  can be proved.

Monday, 26 June 2017



​ Inadvertently I am the one who enjoys reading romance more than any genre for that matter when it comes to reading.

We all have a hidden place within ourselves, the place of longing and of escape from the dissatisfactions of life. However, is it that easy as it might sounds

The story revolves around Shrayan, a dweller of the underground finds his first friends in snakes and Sapera and discovers dance, which gives him strength and solace throughout his life. Sapera’s brother Vishwasghat murders him and sells Shrayan like an animal. Fate rescues him and he reaches a school. This is where he discovers beauty and love for the first time. He learns Kshatriyam, a martial arts dance form, and he learns to read and write. However, due to certain unfortunate circumstances, he is forced to run away and he battles with his own bestiality. Eventually, he reaches a place where he finds food, shelter and a job with a baba and his hunchback companion. But will this last or will Life continue to test him?

Shrayan has hooves and fur, but speaks, walks, eats and dances like a human. He reaches the fantastical land of happiness, where he meets Nordic beauties, snake-dragon women and a giant named Trishna, which means hunger. Iyengar brings in Indian arts, in Kshatriyam, mythology, in the dance drama unfolding the love story between Krishna and Rukmini, philosophy, in conversations Shrayan has with Lotus, Madeira and Manila, and Indian culture, in kundalini.  Indeed the climax was quite interesting with twists and turns as they unfold. For that, you need to read this book.

Now my Positive viewpoints:

The positives of the story are the narrative is conversational and engaging and lots of unexpected plot turns and character appearances keep the reader immersed. Love takes innumerable shapes and so does sexuality. Fatherhood recurs in the many relationships that are formed and lost. Most of the characters are unvoiced and multifaceted with histories, strengths, and failings.
Some suggestive points:
Although the narration of the story is good but in my opinion, the explicit descriptions went over the top. However, I was not convinced by several actions of the characters in the book. At times, it felt that they were maneuvered to satisfy what authoress want to state. Though sometimes it is hard to connect with any character. Still, they are plain and monotonous characters who don’t have a life.

Final words:

Overall if asked I would say this is a good job done by the authoress, the book has got great imagination context. Overall I would say...this is good job done by Authoress (Abha Iyengar) … I would give 3 stars to this book.