THE MISFIT AND THE MASK


 

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I yearn for you every single day.
I yearn for the love that bound us together.
But you deserted me when I needed you the most.

Perhaps I am really a misfit
The soul who does not deserve love.
The world loves me with the mask on.
But only you can see what lies beyond.

I yearn for the warmth of your touch.
Which filled my life like the early morning dew drops.
My steps become heavier with each passing day.
The pain refuses to subside.

Have I ever given up on love?
But the love that surrounded my life
Is vanishing with each passing day.

Love leads to hope or so I believed.
But your parting shot said it all.
Love also leads to the depth of despair.
Will you ever be mine?
Or was it all just a lie.

TAKE 2 – LOVE BLOSSOMS YET AGAIN


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Take 2 – A beautiful reminder that life is all about taking chances. I loved this book for one simple reason. Ruchi Singh takes a predictable plot and makes it work with her wonderful narrative style.

The first few pages give you an indication of how the story is going to progress. But the urge to turn the pages doesn’t stop. It’s a simple one line plot of how two hesitant personalities find solace in each other. 

The author doesn’t complicate things too much and keeps the tone light and breezy. It is an engaging battle of opposites. The protagonists are surrounded by likeable individuals who add their own colour to proceedings. 

 There’s warmth, friendship and love it’s wonderful cocktail to engage the reader.  And then we have self-centred former husband and the ever jealous colleague who provide the much needed spice towards the very end. 

A major plus is the clear character sketch. Each character in the plot is well defined  Go for it if you are die-hard romantic at heart. This lovely tale might re-affirm your faith in love yet again. It is a wonderful lesson on how to hold the reader’s attention with a simple plot.

My Rating 4/5 

 

 

 

MY MYSTERY GIRL – THE BEGINNING


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Ah finally it’s about her.. The one I admire. The one whose attention I desperately seek. All logic goes for a toss when I see her.. Is she the one..?  I am not sure. But I want to give it a try.

I can never forget the very first time I saw her. It was the usual training stuff at office. We were asked to introduce ourselves to each other. I wait for my turn ready to repeat the same boring introduction. And there she is like a newly blossomed flower. Nothing else mattered for one glorious moment. I watch transfixed as she starts to speak. Nothing’s been the same since then. There’s not been a single day when I don’t look forward to seeing her. 

Six months have passed since that eventful day. Day in and day out there’s just one burning desire to get to know her better and to somehow muster up courage and talk to her. It still hasn’t happened except for one accidental conversation on the lift when she said she knew who I was.

I wish I had the courage back then to start up a random conversation. To make matters worse I freeze every single time I see her.. My throat goes dry, hands shiver and my heart rises and as I said earlier everything goes topsy- turvey.

I have become like a film hero who conveys his feeling only during the climax. But atleast films have a climax Where is mine..? My story goes on like the never ending SINDBAD… Will there be some sort of divine intervention.. I do hope so.

 

( To be continued )

 

 

 

 

METRO DIARIES – A JOURNEY OF LOVE


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“Love never lets you down only people do”.  More often than not love is the singular emotion that holds us together despite the chaos that surrounds our life.  Namrata presents an interesting mix of stories that resonate with love. 

As I turned the pages I found a common thread which connected all the plots.  At some point in our life all of us wish to re-discover the spark that once defined our very existence. The plots re-assure the reader that love paves the way for hope and fulfillment.  

Love isn’t complete without a slice of hope. It is here that Namrata scores. She gets the point across with a lot of depth.  At times you have to drench yourself with love to enjoy it. I re-read the book until I fell in love with love again.

The language and intent is crystal clear which deserves a huge thumbs up. Even the chopping is done to perfection.  A badly edited book makes me cringe even if the story is good. 

I finished the book with a lovely smile on my face. For once I felt like a superhero who had found his secret weapon. Thank you Namrata for making me believe in love yet again. 

Highly recommended for all the romantic souls out there.

My rating 4/5

PS: I loved the lines which precede each journey of love

 

 

JUST YOU ME AND A SECRET – A LOVELY WHISPER


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Love – The universal emotion which binds humanity together. All of us have our own distinct way of showing our love. Some are delightfully expressive. There are times when love helps us to re-visit our past to forge a happy future. Just You Me and a Secret is one such story.

The plot – A protagonist who wakes up not knowing who she is ? A blank past haunts her with only Clara for company.  Who is Clara ? Did she have a role in shaping Meera’s forgotten past. you will have to read the book to find out ?

My new found crush has literally swept me off my feat. No I am not talking about another damsel in distress. It’s these books with smaller,compact story lines. Just You Me and Secret is one such book with barely 120 pages.  It’s a brisk read from start to finish. The best part is it keeps you guessing till the very end.  A promising debut by a talented female writer.

I loved the pace of the story. There wasn’t the usual unnecessary detailing. Sometimes too much detail can hamper the flow.  The only negative in an otherwise engaging plot were the rushed film like portions which could have been avoided.

A good first step into the world of publishing for the author. Hopefully the next one raises the bar even further.

Good luck.

 

 

L – LOVE


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Ah finally we come to the  L word.  There’s just so much that can be written when it comes to LOVE but I will try to focus on one important aspect – TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOURSELF. More often than not I see people cribbing about the way they look or the way their life pans out. Try to remind yourself that you are own person and you shape your destiny. There’s none like you nor will ever be.

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We all have our own imperfections. None of us are perfect. Then why do some people seem to happy all the time. Is it the money ? Nope it’s acceptance of their own strength and weakness which helps them give a vision to their dreams. Never let opinions or view points ruin the way you perceive yourself. The people who talk never walk in your shoes. Their views are just a reflection of their own muddled choices.

Always remember – You are different, unique and special in the eyes of the creator – for God often prefers the so-called imperfect or weak people to script his most wonderful stories. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and start living

 This post is written for A to Z blogging challenge and Ultimate blog challenge

THE THEME – A TO Z BLOGGING CHALLENGE


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I keep scratching my head… Should I go random for the A to Z challenge or should I go with a theme. Sometimes random posts can be jolly good fun. You write what comes to you instinctively and more often than not the right words always flow from the heart. This is my first foray into a challenge of this magnitude. I jump in not knowing if I can travel the entire distance. Maybe I can with a little help from my blogger friends.

It’s good to have a certain method to the randomness I guess. I search for inspiration taking yet another step towards fulfilling a long cherished dream. It is then I come across a poem penned by a fellow blogger. It echoed my thoughts and the thoughts of many fellow bloggers. The theme suddenly strikes me like a flash of lighting.

EUREKA! I get my theme It’s the theme of my blog as well. I looked everywhere but the answer was staring at me all the time and so here goes my theme for the challenge.

A SLICE OF LIFE FILLED WITH DREAMS, HOPE & LUV