it's that time of the year. we assemble our goals, hopes, aspirations, fantasies into a list. a list we hope to abide by in order to become the person we think we should be. or maybe to become the person we think others think we should be. either way like all firsts (the first day … Continue reading On New Year Resolutions
You can't just read a poem once quickly, and expect to love it. Not like that. You have to give it space and time. Because timing matters in loving a poem. And so, you need to try, Read it again, multiple times, until the time is right and the poem speaks to you. You have … Continue reading How to read a poem
We are almost three months into 2016. Perfect chance to say the cliched, yet true "Time just flies!". I began 2016 with a bunch of resolutions: more reading and more writing. Of course, these resolutions remain constant in my list year after year. This time, however, I set more definite goals. I resolved to write one post … Continue reading Post 22 – Books read so far
So, I missed a day. I am not very happy about it. In my defense, this time it was not my procrastination that was the reason. Yesterday was a busy day and I completely forgot about posting something on the blog. I had a topic to write on and I was actually looking forward to … Continue reading Post #8
On my way to work I walk by a garage, or maybe it some kind of a storage. But it is huge, has one of those metal fences and seems like an important place. For the last couple of days I noticed that there is a black glove lying inside garage, on the other side of … Continue reading Day 5 – On Enid Blyton
Yesterday I completed the first book towards my 2016 challenge of reading 15 books: The Sceptical Patriot. This has been written by Sidin Vadukut about who (or is it whom? ) you can read here. He has previous works include the Dork trilogy. If you follow him on twitter or if you read his blog, you know that … Continue reading Day 4 – The Skeptical Patriot
I had set my reading goal for 2015 as 5 books. I ended up reading almost 10. I did most of my reading in the last few months of 2015 thanks to the holidays. I use a Kindle now, an e-reader and while I used to be one of the people who believed that it's not … Continue reading Day 2 – On Books and reading
Happy new year! The title says day 1 even though it is not the 1st day of the year. But it is the first day for many other things. It is the first working day and my first post for 2016! Also, I want to post something on this blog every day this year, starting today! … Continue reading Day 1 – A new beginning
Reading a book Awakens in each of us, Our minds A different picture. What the author thought When he wrote- Do you think it same As what you now imagine In the comforts of your couch? He had a vision while he wrote You, Paint a picture As you read.
How do you lose a word? Does it vanish into your memory, like an old toy in a chest, and lie hidden in the cobwebs and dust, waiting to be cleaned out or rediscovered? - The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh
Just yesterday, I was looking through the 'bestsellers' and 'New arrivals' shelves at Reliance Timeout. I came across three books that interested me. One was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I read the blurb and I wanted to get started on it immediately. But I already have a long list of books at home that … Continue reading On Books I want to read
New books have been borrowed. And bought. I have read a little bit from three different books. 1. The Secret of the Nagas by Amish Tripathi The Shiva Trilogy has gained Amish a lot of fans and readers. I read the first book (The Immortals of Meluha) in record speed. Then I never found/made the … Continue reading On books I am reading
Books stacked up Randomly Disorganized Heaped scarily Ceiling high. Dusty Unused Browning corners Claustrophobic I lose myself Hidden, covered Amidst towers And mazes Of book.