Wednesday, 4 April 2018

The Monks Bowl


The monk's bowl is located on the second floor in the food court of spice mall. Well to mention their
 service is prompt and the presentation was nice – which is mostly not available in counter in food courts.

 Me and my friend we ordered Veg. Hot manchow Soup and Tomato Soup, the flavors were very good. we also had dim sums which had a strong garlicky taste, though I felt the outer covering was not so freshly done, because though it was easy to cut through but it was thick and slightly tough.
We also tried Veg Spring rolls which were crisp and fresh but it felt that filling was not seasoned and raw it had too much of cabbage in it, it was served with a sweet and hot sauce.
The overall place serves decent Chinese food with the equally decent presentation.

Food: 2.5/5


Ambiance: 2/5
Price: 3/5
Service: 2.5/5


Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Questionnaire with Eshan Sharma

So, for this month featuring  author is " Eshan Sharma"


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

I was born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh on 20th June 2000 and grew up in Kanpur. The earliest memory I have of me is of being an avid reader, which motivated me to focus on my thoughts and penning them down. It is not only my hobby but also my passion to write. I'm a blogger, writer, and a poet who can write in both English and Hindi. I enjoy learning new languages. School magazines provided me with a huge platform for writing. I started writing at the age of eleven – my first ever poem was on his grandmother. I'm very much interested in painting, cooking and singing as well.

Questionnaire with Eshan Sharma 

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

As I said earlier, I'm a reader. I read a lot and write down whatever thoughts I have about it. I first started with Hindi poetry and then switched to English essay and article writing. At the age of 16, I thought of getting myself published. And that's how ‘The Teacher I Never Met’ came into existence. Readers are showering their love and support for the book. Some of my articles are published by the United States UNICEF on their online platform, ‘Voices of Youth’. And yes, I'm imaginative. But I would like ‘Creative’ over imaginative.

What do you find most challenging about your writing?

The most challenging task of writing is ‘Writing’ itself. We have to keep on Writing. Many times we lose our track while writing. If you can get through that trail of confusions and distractions, then it’s a cakewalk.

What do you do when you are not writing?

I don’t have a routine for writing. Whenever I feel like writing, I write. I have allotted an hour a day for writing. But, as I am a student, and due to exams I can’t give much attention to writing but at the same time, I have to strike a balance. So, when I don’t write, I read something else or research for my next upcoming books.


Where do you see yourself in the next 6 months, and 5 years down the road?

I see myself in a good college for my Bachelor’s degree in next 6 months. After 5 years I see myself pursuing Master’s degree and appearing for Civil Services exams after writing 3 or 4 more books.

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

‘The Teacher I Never Met’ is not a story. It is a journey; a journey with a teacher I never met, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam. So, it is my personal experience, what I have penned down in my book. For other books, I keep one thing in my mind that whatever I write must motivate myself and each and every single person. So, that's how I keep coming up with content.

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

I would like to tell the entire upcoming new writer generation to not bother about publishing beforehand. First, write a manuscript with full dedication and hard work. Then, if you are happy with it, go for publishing. You might get rejected from big shots of publishing industry but remember, even JK Rowling was rejected many times by various publishers. So, keep writing and enjoy what you are writing. Love your work and show full dedication towards writing. It’s a good gift and writing is like worshipping the Almighty. Be original, be unique.

What’s the best thing a writer can give to his readers?

The best thing a writer can give to his readers is a good book and a good reading experience, a memory to cherish by the reader.

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?

This is a good question. If you are writing a book for the sake of earning money then please don’t come to this industry. Writing a book won’t fetch you much money. Royalties are generally very low than expected and if you think we, the authors are much richer, then you might be wrong. Money earning should not be the motive for a true writer.

What motivates you most in life?

My vision for the youth of this world motivates me. My mission of inspiring 356 million youth of this nation motivates me. My guru’s dream of INDIA 2020 motivates me. My own desire to be unique motivates me. Each and every youth is a motivation for me.

What is the story behind the name of your book?

It is an interesting question. I have been getting many compliments on the title. The title reflects most of the story in just one line, the summary of the story. ‘The Teacher I Never Met’, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam. I never met Dr.Kalam in real life but I saw him from a distance like 75-100m, while he was visiting IIT Kanpur. I experienced some kind of ray of wisdom, some radiation of knowledge coming from Dr.Kalam. That’s a spiritual experience which is hard to explain in mere words. So, after this incident, I made him my guru, my teacher. That’s why the name of the book is ‘The Teacher I Never Met’.

What are your views on increasing plagiarism?

Plagiarism is a thing which is very much popular in these days. It is like stealing something. Plagiarism is an offense and those who are doing they must stop. I believe Plagiarism is a shortcut and a result of laziness of an individual, assumingly writer. But I believe, true authors have a degree of wisdom and talent which doesn’t allow them to copy and paste. As per Wikipedia: “Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions”. It must stop.


Sunday, 1 April 2018

The Tipsy Elephant...in the town...

 Last weekend we happen to visit the prime location of Delhi that's C.P while roaming around the corridors of C.P. we happen to see this really interesting name “The Tipsy Elephant “which seems ought to be the new entrant in the list of many. When I heard about the place I was very excited. As soon as one enters the place, you will be welcomed with a giant wall on the right with a beautiful picture of an elephant and right up in the front there was a cute elephant statue and when we went inside we could see small details where there was the elephant that was the main star.
 Although the bar menu has got many listed their availability is a big question as there were very limited options of availability Talking about the food, along with our pint of beer we tried few dishes from their menu a veg platter, that consists of various things like  Veg Tortilla, Panner Tikka & Falafel. We also ordered the Cheese and pepper corm rolls which needed was the best dish out of all, loved the taste and the texture of these rolls, looks and feel of these rolls was more like cheese cigar and they tasted amazing, we all loved this so much that we placed the repeat order for the same. All in all, food was good apart from that a true foodie would prefer something on a spicy side which was missing also they need t work on their service or the availability of the staff.










 Will I visit back? As there were many of other things that I have to try so I may visit them this time personally and will edit my review if possible.
 Food: 3/5Ambience: 3/5Price: 3/5Service: 1.5/5


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Kind of love you...

Kind of love you...


Settle for the kind of love that’s extraordinary in all of its ordinariness. The person who makes you feel excited to spend Saturday doing nothing, as long as you’re doing nothing with them.  Always settle for the kind of love that makes you unbelievably happy to sit there and spend your Sunday night sending work emails, or folding your clothes after pulling them out of the dryer, or chopping up vegetables while you make your meals for the week – as long as they are sitting next to you and keeping you company. Because no matter what you’re doing, no matter how boring the task, it’s still so wonderful if you get to be near them while you do it. No matter what always settle for the kind of love where you feel like you can just talk to them. Like you don’t have to be funny or clever or entertaining enough to ‘earn’ their attention. You can just talk to them and say the things that are on your mind and admit if you’re stressed about work or that you’re missing your mom – and you won’t worry about boring them or chasing them away with your uneventfulness, because the two of you have formed the kind of bond that strips away all expectations of being interesting and fascinating and cool all the time, and instead just lets you be your damn selves. Settle for the kind of love that simultaneously makes you feel accepted for who you are but also makes you want to be a better person. Someone who encourages you and supports you and loves you for you. But also, find someone whom you admire so much and respect so much and like so much that you instinctively just want to be a better person, every day, because you feel safe and supported enough to try for it, even if you fail. Someone who looks at you and sees you. Someone who puts their phone down, not just when you’re upset, but even just when you’re there, in front of them, and they want to show you that you matter more to them than a bunch of things happening inside of a little rectangle that will still be there in five minutes from now. Someone who looks you in the eye and makes you feel seen and hears you but also listens to you. Find someone who makes you want to do the same for them. Settle for the kind of love that is hard, and challenging, and so worth every ounce of effort and sacrifice and joy that you put into it. Settle for the kind of love that is rare in its everyday sense of happiness and contentment, the kind of love that grows out of little, tiny moments of affection and thoughtfulness and tenderness and warmth. Settle for that kind of love, and you won’t be settling for anything.


Friday, 23 March 2018

BOOK REVIEW - “THE FACELESS SALDIRGAN BY SAHIL LOOMBA”

BOOK REVIEW - “THE FACELESS SALDIRGAN BY SAHIL LOOMBA”





The Faceless Saldirgan is a breath of fresh air in the growing stories about murder, rape, pain and abnormality as it doesn't just focus on the murder but is quite a lot about the psychology of the killer or the killer instinct, if I must put it that way. The ease with which the executes his meticulous plans and reaches his goal is amazing. While you would be intrigued by what happens in the end and are clueless in the puzzle about who the killer might be, very few could actually guess who the killer is and understand the grand finish the plot is reaching out for.

I usually get bored if the details are more and are not related to the story or, how do I put it pleasantly, not actively contributing to the story, but this was an exception. I actually read through the passages where biology, chemistry, psychology, quotes of religious texts was mentioned verbatim. This was because these small trinkets of information was more to do with the story than to show off the knowledge the author had about the topic or pointed out how lazy you were for not checking that on Google. The story could comfortably bring out the beauty in the characters and build the plot effectively.

To explore the talent of the master storyteller you need to read this book. Towards the end, I wished it could move faster. While the deaths were dealt clinically. Overall a good read, especially if you like murder mysteries and love a quick read. To explore the talent of the master storyteller you need to read this book.

Now my Positive viewpoints:

The positives of the story are the characters easily identifiable. Even though the narration is again easy to read and allows us to easily go through the entire story, tale is spread over long 24 years, but the novelist has chosen present tense all through, and story is intertwined in the past and the present. This style provides a simultaneous telling of many stories happened in different times together. The reader is immersed between the layers of the internal as well as as the external upheavals of various characters. There are many episodes that remains with you long after you keep the book back on the shelf. Jack, Ralph and John live an interesting life to say the least and Jack has the best of everything happening to him along with the beautiful Danielle who adds the jing to the story. Danielle is unfortunately killed off in a horrific manner right in the beginning and the Saldirgan makes a grand appearance albeit being faceless.

Some suggestive points:

Although the narration of the story is good but in my opinion,I wished it was faster but you can never get a perfect pause to the explosive end. While the deaths were dealt clinically, I would have preferred slightly more effect to the process. Overall a good read, especially if you like murder mysteries and love.

Final words:

Overall if asked I would say this is good job done by the author, the book is interesting and a fast read. The writer makes an storyline interesting with her narration abilities. I would give 3.5 stars to this book.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Great food with equally great ambience- United Coffee House, Connaught Place, Delhi

If you are a delhiite or from some other state and have ever been to Cannought place even for a walk around the inner circle, you must have crossed your paths around United Coffee House which is one restaurant that your eyes have certainly witness.Since long I had this place has been on my list for a while. So, the other day me and my friend decided to visit to this restaurants.The place is so full of positive energy around. They have got a great seating space which is spread across the ground floor and upper ground floor. The interiors of the restaurant got the old charm of colonial ambience. People who have not been there ever might get confused with the name “United Coffee house”, that this place may be a any other coffee serving place, however, that is not the scenario, they have great variety of food and drinks in their menu.Talking about the food, the taste and presentation were good. We liked majority of food items, they were absolutely good, but some of them were average. We ordered basil paneer tikka in the appetisers, which were all good and presentable. In the mains, we had butter pindi chole, dal makhni, palak paneer, butter naan, mix raita and rice. Drinks were average and needs great improvement, we had Virgin Majito and Bloody merry. Deserts were very good and authentic, we had Gulab jamun and chocolate decodence The staff was courteous and service was quick. I would recommend you for a lovely fine dining experience and food. Had a very good experience overall.


Food: 3.5/5

Ambience: 4/5

Price: 4/5

Service: 4.5/5



Monday, 12 March 2018

जी लूँ इत्मिनान से....

जी लूँ इत्मिनान से....


  मन चाही कर लूँ जी लूँ इत्मिनान से...,
नगमें कुछ लिख लूँ...जो भरे हो ज़ज्बात से...,
सोचूँगी फिर की मुझे...,अब क्या करना है |
 समझ लूँ रिश्तों की नई परिभाषा...,
आयाम नए कुछ गढ़ लूँ फिर सेपर्दे में छुप लूँ रुख को...,
सोचूँगी फिर की मुझे...अब क्या करना है |
 आज़ाद परिंदों सी उड़ान भर लूँ गगन में...मन मानस के स्मृति पटेल से...,
मिटा दू कुछ ख्यालों को निरन्तर चलते अन्तदुंद से...सोचूँगी फिर की मुझे....अब क्या करना है |
 कर लूँ महसूस इन एहसासों को...,
बरखा के बरस जाने का...,सावन के भर आने का...,
मिलन अंतिम तुम से जो जाने का एहसास कर लूँसोचूँगी फिर की मुझे...,अब क्या करना है |
  ​दीप    


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Latest addition to the list of amazing Drink n Dine options in Noida- Jokers






Lighting arrangement here is done a great amount of aesthetic sense as this place doesn’t feel humane at all. The staff was quite professional and friendly as well
although I and my friend (two females )went there on the last Valentine still they were so supportive that even after the great crowd, they managed to accommodate us.

We had their Jokers menu sizzlers accompanied with a glass of red wine and a bloody mary to treat ourselves.The paneer sizzler was amazing and it was clubbed with veg fried rice.

The combo of fried rice and paneer sizzlers was sure something to try at a restaurant like this

Although I felt the bar menu seems little over expensive compared to even decent ones but the cocktails we had was a great work of art by the bartender
The bartender even gives us the liberty to specially customised our drinks with the flavour of our own choices

Though space area is not very big and doesn’t have any terrace or other floors
however, even with the limited space, they do manage to pimp it well

















Would not forget the choice of songs played indeed very great and foot tapping, it automatically turns your mood on to the atmosphere around. still, not some loud place with lots of people, Suits me though :-)

Food: 3.5/5

Ambience: 4/5

Price: 4/5

Service: 4.5/5


Sunday, 18 February 2018

Understanding the unsaid emotions...

Understanding the unsaid emotions

 
 
I believe we all have a desire to be succinctly understood. Sometimes we want that to happen magically but it doesn’t. Mannier times in our life we let fear stop us from speaking our mind, making amends or clearing the air in relationships only to regret it. If the other person falls ill or passes away. Whether they want to tell their partner how much of an impact they have on their life or tell their colleagues-they to forgive her. There is so much healing that is lost when the truth goes unsaid.
 
Self-expression can be challenging, especially. If you have been not encouraged to share your feelings as a child. Many people experience major blocks when it comes to communication around deep feelings. Yet on the other side of that fear of being vulnerable or of ‘doing it wrong’. There is endless probability of more love, forgiveness, and connection that really can be miraculous. Sometimes with just a few words a relationship can change course and start progressing in a better direction.
 
If you are someone who has difficulty expressing how you feel, start by questioning about yourself. You can begin by practising, at any point throughout your day, closing your eyes, taking a deep breath and naming three emotions you are experiencing. This simple yet effective exercise creates deeper self-knowledge. Once you begin to understand what is going on in your own emotional life, it will be easier to communicate your feelings to others.
 
While it may take time to feel totally at ease saying it like it is, the better self-expression is possible. The more honestly you share yourself with others the more meaningful and fulfilling your
relationships will be.
 
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