We the Illiterate Literary India

The first thing that hits is the noise BUT that’s the last thing we’ve to bother after all when many other bad habits take the lead such as pissing with your lungis up, red-white-yellow spats on ground, break the rules by entering the one way route, bark on top of your voices to the nearest person, racism, discrimination, gender inequality, mess we create in lands of heaven AND AND AND involving in others business.

We are the educated nuts that got brains still act so illiterate and that’s why our India would never change even with the rising problems we face day to day.

*HONK HONK HONK!! When there is No horn sign put up in front of Hospitals and schools still you test your insanity by honking into a rhythm or just pong pong!1e6123b671b64e3f8bd4f24295235078                                                      Woot! Woot! The Truck is coming this way…

*Lungis up men, Pee parabolic. It reaches a better place unless some red ants crawl your feet.

*Stick No Bills- To the newly painted wall of your house, there comes face of politician, actress with cleavage show or the upcoming movie star showing his flirtatious charming smile, or the death news of someone totally unknown to you.55428366
*Please make way for others: Whom you’re kidding!! Me?? I’m the XYZ, VVVVVIP. I don’t lower my big nutshell for others!550214_395412247148636_1211551618_n
*Whoa… (with a voltage yellow smile) “Colourful item!” Stares from top to bottom, grabs you and whispers, “I LUVVVE YOU BOOTYY…Come with me”a-foreign-woman-tourist-in-India
*Be a Panda! funny-panda-bear-black-white-asian
PREJUDICES that break the mindset of educated (They call themselves) Indians.
*Who cares! After all, it shall rot in there in a daytime. ‘Litters’ through the train window or when there is a trashcan in your vicinity but fails to move your ass and walk to the bin.litter2-533x400
*Watching all day serials that make no sense and acting according to the nonsense crap that influences the educated Indians.f73767a48f749455cfe4b7e4f7e835a74140b5ac4ea55623e891485232f3547b
*Follow the Queue: Coming up with all sorts of excuses to jump to the front line.indiameanings2
*Parking in wrong lot: Being a nuisance to others when you can’t help yourself.24-08-pg4pix1

THIS IS the UNCIVILIZED INDIA! You give them the best facilities and they come in pieces.


This post is response of Indispire#24. Congratulations and Thank You Anita for an awesome idea to blog on. :)

The Other Side of Fear

Thanks to Corinne for asking this question. Because I ask this to myself many times if I’d not stopped counting it!

If there was something I was afraid of… It could be living until end. YES ! All of us face it today or tomorrow. ‘What ifs’ and ‘Will I be’ asking too often than it should’ve ever been… Fear of making wrong decisions… Fear of loving someone truthfully… fear of rejection… fear of trust… fear of meeting someone who might judge you for all the wrong reasons… all sort of phobia’s…and lately “chronophobic” (Fear of time)! Existence has become a matter of competition where you are constantly afraid of failures. I often think from five years from now… will I achieve the dreams I laid my heart on or the silent wishes I grabbed on my way to life, deeply craved in heart. FEAR-an X factor that kills your happiness!

a-leap-of-faithI open up Write Tribe and this is the message that I needed at the moment. A leap of faith! I rewind my thoughts to what I was thinking yesterday and just an hour ago. How I was feeling so low by being so fearful! Remembering the confidence mask that I’ve to pull up in audience and everywhere for that matter. If someone asks you, “why are you quiet” And you’ve no words to speak. From the endless chatter to the silent bee just the fear of talking something stupid or somebody might get hurt…who knows! right? Or the fear of being unpopular and being a puppet.  F-e-a-r a four letter that can create a lot of chaos in human soul preventing to deal with life in confidence makeup. Sad, isn’t it?

The worst part about being strong is no one ever asks if you’re okay!

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How I deal with Fear?

I try my best to accept and feel the fear. Let it go by taking deep breaths. Take the challenge at one step by gathering up all my courage and walk with braveness! And some things if its meant to happen, it shall come back with a bang at right time! :) If I weren’t fearful, I’d be AWESOME!!!

P.S: This post is written for  Everyday Gyann. Thanks Corinne for the interesting topic as I mentioned above, the reality that’s eating up my happy soul. Hell ya, Fear! Cheers to new beginnings. Have a good day FRIENDS :)



Wordless Wednesday #1

Bluetooth FolderThousands of emotions spin through my mind, I can’t relate which, and which is the one that’s actually bothering me. Is it the dark clouds sneaking in about to shower? Or the beautiful weather that creates an amazing vision that lurks back of my head! Is it the view that I just want to fall in? Or that profound desire to fly high without any feelings… I’d rather call it ‘Home sweet Home’. But this isn’t her home but a sight from her room window. A view that I’d never ever see again… She is leaving this place forever unless she decides to come by and visit this lonesome.

“Lonesome”, Are you kidding me?

“I know you’ve other friends”! She laughs.

I’ve no words to say. I know there is no point in answering her back. Void… That’s what I feel yesterday…now… and after she left…

P.S: This picture is taken last Wednesday. From today opens a new segment launches in my blog and that is ‘Wordless Wednesday‘ where I pen down some ramblings. Do comment and let me know if it rings you any emotion, laugh or tear up! (Lol) Have a good day :)

Book Review: The Best Kept Secret

Out of the Clifton series, this is definitely the third installment of five-part series that Archer left us dazzle in a cliffhanger. Jeffrey portrays the extremity from both evil and excellent qualities, never a middle term for happy go-lucky but only with clear-cut characterization and the most evident British penchant writing style!

Jeffrey Archer Launches Best Kept Secret Book

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 In 1945-1957, the Clifton saga begins with the Lord Harvey death and that unusual mystery of his non-existence or is it the author felt like to kill a character? (He vanishes into thin air!) Moreover, with the House of Lords deciding on who would inherit the Barrington fortune, they cast a vote from both ends to opt the last fate to a long family tie with the lives of both Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington future. As Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, his beloved Emma goes in search of an abandoned girl, Jessica Smith her stepsister, the sole witness to her father’s demise found at the night of her father’s office.

When the general election affirmed, Giles Barrington defends his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover the conservatives select against him. The old rivalry gets back in terms of Election as Virginia takes Fischer side to defeat Giles.  However, when the vote is to be decided fisher gets the most. Nevertheless, at last Sebastian Clifton influences his uncle’s destiny.  The death of Elizabeth Barrington (Emma’s Mother) is depressing because that marks the end of a very good daring character and the Lady Virginia brings a slight selfish scheming charm to the book with her being married to Giles and their life together ending soon.

Later Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge and his family is proud of him. After Sebastian is expelled from school, the story line gets a twist with he gets embroiled in an international fraud case involving an art statue that is worth millions than the auction sale as Argentina crook Don Pedro Martinez lures him into trap. Will he be caught in the act or will he be expelled from Cambridge? Would his family punish him? Is his life in danger with an international fraud in loose?

In twisting plots, Archer ensnare us into the lives of Harry Clifton, Emma Barrington, Giles Barrington and Sebastian in terms of love, family and politics. And as always the author kept us in toes, flipping through pages with twists and interesting turns as he has won our hearts in these political plots in more than 250 million copies gone worldwide.

Now what attributes to the title is still a doubtful- Could it be the Jessica well-kept parentage secret or the final twist.

Well well well… What say! There isn’t nothing negative with all due positive, I favour it for 4/5. Oh, I’m the bad teacher and I never give full stars. May be the best-EST of all awaiting somewhere. Truly worth the wait and my eyes are on to the next book on queue “Be careful what you wish for”.

There are amazing offers available in eBay and Flipkart. Please do check out or drop in to nearest library and grab a copy. Keep reading :) Good Day to y’all!

Book Review: The Sins of the Father

With great title comes, better expectations! You’d look at the title and wonder what it could probably be but that’s what the author wants to convey in the book. You’d be whisked by the imagination he brings into fiction by those magical words.


In the second installment of his five PART drama is during 1930 to 1945 happening around England and New York where Harry Clifton dies at the end. Whoops! Really? (Kidding!) The prequel starts from where the first book ends so you have to read the first one in order to know the second volume.

Jeffrey the Author knows to dangle us in suspense. The narrative structure is just the same as the first book revealing the different perspective of each character peeling layer by layer into different forms. Archer connects all these characters expressing their views into one strong main character Harry Clifton. In this sequel, there is a promising future for Emma Barrington and Clifton. However, things don’t fall in place once Harry gets to know the long buried family secret and he doesn’t get to marry his love. In addition, since the Britain had declared war on Germany, he decided to join merchant navy. Nevertheless, his ship sinks in ocean and all his crew members die except him and an American sailor Tom Bradshaw that gets rescued by American cruise liner Kansas. Bradshaw dies that following night and In order to remain safe and forget his past, Harry assumes a different identity. What awaited him in New York is a total surprise of six years of prison life as Tom Bradshaw which is far worse than his past!

I personally felt the first book is much better than this one because the suspense is realistic but here isn’t one you quite live up to your expectations. I still read it on cause I want to know what could be the ending. In the middle it’s bit dragging but it’s okay if you just turn pages and try to understand what Archer would like to tell through his story. Presently I’m onto the fourth volume and I feel its OK to read it. CAUSE for some unknown reason I like the way its written plus it has some tale to it. I liked towards the ending where Clifton joins Merchant Navy and its a suspense when he is handcuffed with a different identity. Now rest is up to you to judge. This isn’t the best book of what he is written but you got to read the story to know what comes next.

Read on this perk stuff even if its slow. Give a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good day to y’all.

Book Review: Only Time Will Tell

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Three days and I’m done reading the first part, a National Bestseller. I’ve to buck up my reading pace to know what’s next. Jeffrey Archer forces us to indulge and leaves us hanging at the end forcing us to read the next one on series. The truth is I’ve never read any of Jeffrey Archer works before may be cause of its small font or the number of pages that makes me stuck to read till end. Whatever made me read to its first page turn out to finish until last the fourth volume.

Jeffrey Howard Archer, born of 15 April 1940 is a former politician who had resigned twice from Parliament after disputes in some financial scandal. His books sold over 250 million copies over which Clifton chronicles one of the best.

“I was told that my father was killed in the war”

Clifton Chronicles begins with Harry Clifton life from Great War to the outbreak of second war. His story tails from 1919 with a tragic part about his father’s death in the backstreet of Bristol.

Along the lines you might compare harry life with the character of Harry in Harry Potter because somewhere between those lines is a slight scheme of ‘rags to riches’ or am I thinking too much? He gets scholarship in an exclusively boys public school where he gets better education. Moreover, he falls in love with an attractive woman and daughter of Hugo Barrington, the owner of the shipping line where Harry’s Father had worked.

Harry’s father, a doc worker in Bristol died in an accident is a mystery since the cause is unknown to him and his mother,  Maise Clifton. Uncle Stan (Maise Brother) never tells the truth what had happened to Harry’s father.  When he gets to know the awful truth that there is a possibility that he could be the first-born son or heir to the shipping line. There goes us again gripping the book even further thinking of ideas while making our imagination wonder.

At the age of 12, Harry sings in the choir as the solo lead where the boys and girls of his age never had a talent that is rare like his. His mother works hard by changing jobs as a waitress and with sole determination enrolls him in best school and education. He befriends with Giles Barrington, the son of Hugo Barrington, owner of Bristol shipping company. However, Barrington hates him for no clear reason, which leaves our curiosity to know why. It may have a predictable twist but I believe in not admitting it after all what suspense it could be if you know it. The path to a great riches  is the obstacles that comes with great tensions and to know whether he’d be bullied or how shall he see the world when his father got killed in war as they say. Will he and Giles be friends forever? Or will Emma accept him the way he is? Will he get a scholarship to Bristol Grammar School?  Will his mother’s tea shop succeed so that she can pay the fees? Everything revolves around Harry but with the number of question marks bring us the twist that would enlighten the story.

“By the way Harry… I’ve just read your essay on Jane Austen, and I was fascinated by your suggestion that if Miss Austen had been able to go to university, she might never have written a novel, and even if she had, her work probably wouldn’t have been so insightful.’

‘Sometimes it’s an advantage to be disadvantaged,’ said Harry.

‘That doesn’t sound like Jane Austen,’ said Mr Frobisher.

‘It wasn’t,’ replied Harry. ‘But it was said by someone else who didn’t go to university,’ he added without explanation.”

The narration part from the first volume is excellent as told from various perceptive and each version carries us to an element of suspense. The story ends with a cliffhanger and earning to buy another of his book to read the rest of the mystery.

Loved all the books from his series except in second volume you may find it bit dragging somewhere in middle and all too predictable ending in second volume of Clifton chronicles. Clifton Chronicles is a mixture of family, friendship and romance in middle of history. However, It’s a very good book and language is simple and appreciable. Lovely read and I ‘d give a 4.5 stars /5.

I recommend this book. This book is available in amazon, ebay and all other book marts. Get it from flipkart India as there are amazing offers for paperback copies.

Yes ‘Only Time will tell’ as his life from the orphaned son from 20th century to oh lord – only time will tell! Read up and stay tuned for more reviews. :)

P.S: This post is a response to the Wednesday prompt #24 for the writetribe.com  :)

Book Review: Matters of the Heart

matters_heartOh, don’t get it wrong! I know it’s a nice title. Overwhelming with romantic emotions and way beyond imagination when you think it didn’t reach up to any of your expectations.  BUT, the subtitle says it all, ‘Beneath the charm, there lurked the dangers of an obsessive love‘.

Danielle Fernandes Dominsque Schuelein Steel in short what  you’d know as Danielle Steel brings to you Matters of the heart out of her many written compositions published. This American author has several to her hand in years. Among those, this being the second one  I read of hers. First being ‘Happy Birthday’ a typical female oriented story where some things make sense and others quite romantic.

Reading first few pages gets a glimpse of strong independent female photographer Hope having her time of life. A journey from darkness to light as author describes her independent single life from heartbroken of an ex husband having cancer at an early age as dark and lightness basks in love or finds hope in cracks of mundane life. She could feel the mixed emotions of joy and grief as the serenity of every nook and corner of world as she looks through the lens falls in her eyes. She isn’t looking for Mr perfect but it all falls in place as she gets this offer to shoot for a celebrated writer and wants her to photo shoot him.

With money comes success as does his charms, Finn O’Neil is a ticket to happiness and ‘perfect life’ to the quite despairing Hope. They instantly fall for each other and finds one another irresistible.  In midst of Danielle story about obsessive love and dark secrets, there are missing links in his lines, the lies in his innocence, and bouts of jealousy that unnerves her bringing us to a conclusion of  Hope both in confused, and ultimately frightened of the man she loves. What more lies is the adoring man of hers hiding? Is it possible if it could be any worse? Would a sociopath could have a powerful influence on an average person into the trap being emotionally wrecked.

All too soon the story begins with a strong character and ends in a naive love. It’s not a jigsaw puzzle cause the mystery unveils too quickly.

I personally didn’t like the writing style because it’s more like a rich lady-poor man or a rich man- poor lady gets the story ride to best seller easy. Typical love scheme I’d say.

If nothing, toss up for this one. Quick to read and simple language!

2 stars out of 5 :) This book is available in amazon, ebay and all the book marts. Good Day to you all! Stay tuned. :)

Wish you were here, “RAWR”!

Vidya-Sury-schoolThis photo is the prompt for writetribe.com 100-words-on-saturday and the picture credits to Vidya Sury, an amazing blogger. Thank you Vidya Sury for this prompt.

Sitting at the doorstep, she gazed onto the blue sky. Humid drops bubbled down her spine. Walking across the compound, she picked up the dry fallen blooms, stumbled and kicked the giant cut.

“Ouch”, what the hell!

The purple wooden chunk lay near the meadow dried and lonely eternally at ease.

Jimmy pouncing in the wood bestowed her mind as vibrant as earlier for the first time. Waiting nearby made her heart churn with his mischievous chase, smelling on all likely…and his missing barks no longer real…


‘Wish you were here…RAWR’

The Phenomenal Woman

Glad to make it to writetribe prompt for the day. Settling down at my house but before, I know I’d be back to my college so soon. (Sad but I’m trying to make the most of my time here happy) So I’ve written a previous post on Maya expressing my views on her however, write tribe asked to quote on my favorite quote of hers.maya-angelou

All I knew were some of her quotes like three or four. Just like everybody appreciating her quotes on facebook, google plus and twitter, I too got my fair of share from all three because of her demise that flaunt all over world with her inspirational quotes and her phenomena.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

Like every odd person trying to spend countless hours watching TV series. I too began my routine with every possible character until when I occasionally check whatsapp and facebook. I guess in between I saw this particular line on my homepage posted by somebody in facebook. Maya Angelou, Not knowing who she is, I just tossed my mind somewhere else with a passing thought of some infamous author published a thought-provoking one for me. I smiled. But It was ‘God-moment’ of noticing it from my dead mode. But!!! How to be? I asked myself. How am I supposed to be content?

Just like the quote, I know I’ve to fly high, with whatever I choose I’ve to happy for a longer span of life. What! It irked me…

What plans after this? Sick with every annoying tone of asking this irresistible question repeatedly, I’m frustrated to know what next. When people figures it out so easily, I wonder if life could bring answers when I want to know. SO I decided to remain silent and sit here idle and think whatever in peace. Writing down options and striking them mentally just to make myself at ease is the best solution I came up.

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

I wish to be the rainbow in my own clouds first than others because all are two-faced person just one face needs a slap now and then. (Wondering what am I talking about two-faced people? -That’s another story*) SO if I don’t pour happiness in my own body, there is no point of spreading the smell of its very essence in others. Moreover, I can tell the several times I bring smiles to faces that I see around but nobody can wipe out their inner grief. (Hehe! Proud, am I?) With every degree of pain patients come bragging in, I wonder is there an end to this all misery! Hehe… if no dental problems then doctors shall be jobless, I know! But what’s more miserable is patient’s treated with other medical problems comes in and had to wait for long for dental treatment. Some in wheel chairs and some awfully off-color!
Once this old person came in with a toothache and was on treatment for neurological problems for 2 years. When asked about history, she was bragging about medications not working, pain being there, and sleepless nights. What could have been ‘lateral pterygoid spasm’ or simple loose teeth or a grossly decayed third molar in her mouth went to a ramble of other neurological problems! To the sleepless nights, urge to eat calmly and not to annoy her son and relatives or any one anymore was all she’d have thought to smile again. Mercy! What more is a pleasing sight of a smile when you’ve offered to assist her case and listen to her problems.
It’s easy to see her emotion but when you whine, there’d be Nobody to hear yours or offer a pat in your back. Because it’s the same thing yesterday, today and tomorrow maybe unless some saviour comes to help you out. Helping her at her most depressed time would have taken my whole morning but if; it had eased of her pain at slight bit. I’m happy. Because it took away my sorrows for a moment and never I’d to think about it that day.

“For it is in giving that we receive.” ― Francis of Assisi

Ending with another quote; for whatever we do in life, we get it back good or bad and that’s Karma…



Some infamous person said!

In this world, even if we say several things about being rich and how it meant to each one of us, still the fact is we’d still look at the wealthy people lives. Because of our curiosity that have no bounds to what fashion wear and how they walk or what they do in their pastime. The psychotic fantasy of knowing whether they are different from us or are we unlucky to have nothing when we’re blessed with all. PITY! are you? But that’s the truth.

People with money are valued all over the world, no matter whatever edge they’ve to conquer because they are greedy and want to be on top of world. Noticing a cool person walking in style with branded clothes or posh car doesn’t make you rich. Or even close. Checking out her red catwalk heels, which displayed recently in the latest collection, wasn’t the actual point when you looked at her feet. Were you checking her out? Or thinking of whether you had one of those in your collections? Catwalk was just an example but not necessary it should’ve been branded. You were wearing just plain red heels however, what you’d have noticed was not the red choice but the slight wear out ones. Probably days of rough use but you can’t explain to a person who was checking you out. He/she is just rich. Thank Lord he/ she noticed you out of the league just cause you fall into category of nobody.

In our so-called society, people look up mirrors to chant, “Who’s the richest man of all?” And they would’ve count the heaps of money to their endless joy in numerous bank accounts. BUT they never came with NO PROBLEMS TAG because they’re greedy all the time. Rich or poor, Life doesn’t come with no problems unless you are an alien to all matters that’s happening around you. Wearing different shades of dresses like as you change boyfriends’ nth time and still you probably won’t have anything to wear. In every penny, you bring something to the room to dress the whole makeover won’t be rich enough when you did actually borrowed or stole your friend’s dress to wear and that’d make you priceless. Because you’re sick. Sick of being RICH enough!!!

All know J.K ROWLING, the writer of Harry potter series, Casual Vacancy and many more releases coming up and her rag to riches story. Back in early 90s, Rowling was a young, unemployed single mother and desperate to make her ends meet. On her journey via train between London and Manchester for job, began to create a children fantasy story to entertain her daughter Jessica. (if I’m not wrong) She wasn’t sure how she was going to feed herself or her daughter. But she continued to tell her daughter the story of an ordinary boy named Harry who just happened to be a wizard. Fighting poverty and depression, and living in a dingy flat in Edinburgh trying to raise her daughter on welfare of $100 a week. Escaping her shabby life sitting in a café at some point, she began writing the story into a full-length book that was rejected by three publishing houses at that time. Thanks to Bloomsbury Children Books, she is one of the billionaire rich woman whose contributing her life allowances to charity. One of the rich person whom I find fantastic than Harry Potter.

“Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life”

In April 2010, Rowling published an article in The Times in which she heavily criticized Cameron’s plan to encourage married couples to stay together by offering them a £150 annual tax credit. What strike me is her statement to the above claim!

“Nobody who has ever experienced the reality of poverty could say “it’s not the money, it’s the message”. When your flat has been broken into, and you cannot afford a locksmith, it is the money. When you are two pence short of a tin of baked beans, and your child is hungry, it is the money. When you find yourself contemplating shoplifting to get nappies, it is the money. If Mr Cameron’s only practical advice to women living in poverty, the sole carers of their children, is “get married, and we’ll give you £150″, he reveals himself to be completely ignorant of their true situation. How many prospective husbands did I ever meet, when I was the single mother of a baby, unable to work, stuck inside my flat, night after night, with barely enough money for life’s necessities? Should I have proposed to the youth who broke in through my kitchen window at 3 am? Half a billion pounds, to send a message – would it not be more cost-effective, more personal, to send all the lower-income married people flowers?

She is one of the finest piece who became a rich Mogul through writing. Hats off to the brilliant writer whose children stories are still read worldwide. Presently she is the president of GINGERBREAD sold many of her works namely Fantastic Beasts and where to find them and Quidditch through the ages to millions to help raise charity funds to young children and infants in crisis. She’d contributed her earnings to set up medical research and studies on multiple sclerosis. Her other philanthropic works are appreciated and is an active supporter for Shannon trust and many other charitable organizations.

Info on the writer as well as the image courtesy: Google and Wikipedia :)

I always want to write a post on her because I was crazily in ‘aww’ with this writer from Grade 7. I always imagine her world of bringing up characters like Harry, Ron and Hermoine. And that’s what writers are for!! Bringing the extraordinary characters to our imaginary world. I’d like to know what’d be her interpretation of being rich. I’m sure her reply would be her family and all those moments…STILL CURIOUS! :D

If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. ~ J.K Rowling 

This post is written on behalf of #indispire edition #15 (www.indiblogger.in)and writetribe 100 Words on Saturday 2014 #16