Monday 30 April 2018

Life is way too short....

Life is way too short to be caring about people who limit you. If your worlds is about holding onto ways to limit you, to harness you in, like you are a horse made for the breaking. So you know what you should do? Be difficult. Don’t let it tame you. Dress in whatever zany thing you want. Eat that extra bag of crisps. Go to the movies dressed as a fairy or a vampire or whatever you want. Society made you care way too much about how you look to other people without ever asking. If the world keeps telling you who to be, turn around and show it who you are. And if people aren’t able to handle you being you and make fun of you, then that’s a reflection of how insecure they are to unapologetically be themselves. Not a reflection on the wonder, the fullness that is you. So be difficult, my dear. Be dangerous. And don’t let the anyone tame you.

It’s so consuming, isn’t it? Like a dark gas that fills up your entire body and makes you wonder if you’ll ever feel normal again.

 Sometimes it lasts for a day. Sometimes, two. Sometimes it’s a bad month or a bad year. Sometimes it’s because someone broke your heart. Sometimes it’s just because it’s winter and it’s dark all the time.

 Sometimes it’s because your friend just got promoted at work or experienced an incredible success in one way or another, and you’re still just sitting here, being plain old you, wanting to feel happy for them but instead feeling panicky about how much worse this makes you feel, and then feeling even more awful because what kind of person are you if you can’t even be happy for your friend?

  whether it’s because of a friend’s success or because of your own broken heart or because you miss the long and warm days of summer or because of no reason at all – and whether it lasts for a day or three days or 246 days, you’re not the first person to feel this way and you won’t be the last.

 I wish I could write you a list. A step-by-step guide to exactly what you need to do to stop feeling unhappy.

 But I can’t because that’s not how unhappiness works. There are certain things you can do to try to brighten your days a little bit – to make your home cosier and to do things that make you feel less alone .you need to find ways to help you keep your head above water until you can climb out of this hole. But there’s no trick to simply get rid of unhappiness, to wet your fingers and extinguish the flame in an instant.

  what you can do, in the meantime, is be kind to yourself. And being kind to yourself means a lot of different things. It means being gentle with yourself, and doing everything in your control to keep yourself comfortable and healthy – getting enough sleep, taking time to rest when you need it, going for walks, eating well, leaning on loved ones when things are really hard.

  being kind to yourself, especially when you’re unhappy, can also mean being hard on yourself. Refusing to let yourself wallow. Getting out of bed and making yourself go to work, no matter how cold or dark it is outside, or how sad you feel internal. Forcing yourself to exercise, even if it’s the last thing you want to do, even if all it means is walking outdoors for twelve minutes.

 Taking your friends up on their offer to spend time with you, even when all you feel like doing is hiding under the covers and being alone – because you know, deep down, no matter what you feel like doing on the surface, that what you really need is to be in the company of people who love you.

 You have to do these things, these harder things, when you’re unhappy. You have to be strong, you have to take care of yourself. You have to tell yourself you are tough, repeatedly, every single day, even if you don’t believe it. You have to keep moving, you have to keep going.

 The people who got out of these dark times before you weren’t better than you, or stronger than you, or less burdened than you. They felt weak and sad and like they were barely hanging on – just like you. BUT, they kept going.

 You’re not wrong for being unhappy. You’re not a freak or a failure. You’re not lazy or seeking attention. What you are is a person. And when you’re a person, sometimes you experience painful, almost-crippling bouts of unhappiness. Sometimes there is a reason for it, sometimes not.

 But all you need to remember is that you’re human, you’re okay, you’re not wrong for feeling this way. You have to be kind to yourself, you have to be kind enough to be hard on yourself. And most of all, you have to remember you’re not alone, you’re never alone, and this is exactly what connects you to every other person in this world.

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 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