YOU NEVER KNOW

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​BLURB : 

There will be times when you feel you have the best relationship, ever . . .There will be times when it will be the worst that has happened to youThere will be times when you know you are getting into something horrible, something that will not stop till it destroys you,

And yet . . .You are pulled so inextricably, unstoppably . . .She was my true love, I knew that. So despite being married and having children, I still went ahead with our affair. I hid it from my wife and colleagues. I told lies so I could be with her-it was that amazing! But I couldn’t hide from the dark truth she was keeping. It pulled me into a vortex of danger so deep that I lost all I had. It happened to me and if you think it won’t happen to you-think again.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR : 
Akash Verma is an entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of two internet start-ups in the fashion and food sectors. Prior to this, he was in the corporate sector, in organizations such as Coca-Cola, Big FM and Red FM. His work has taken him across the country and he uses this experience to give context to his stories. He has authored three books till now: It Happened That Night, Three Times Loser and A Broken Man. Akash is currently based out of Gurgaon, India. He is also interested cinema, literature, history and travel.

MY REVIEW : 
I guess from August I am reading one after another amazing books. This is the first book by Akash Verma I am reading and the author left no chance to make me fall in love with his book.  I read the book in 1 go. When you reach to the middle of the book you just cannot let the book to close before reaching the end. 

The cover of the book is brilliant. The title of the book is perfect. It totally fits with  what the title of the book is. The book does not just hold the love story but has many dark deep secrets within it. I got so engrossed while reading that I said that I was myself living between Dhruv, Shalini and Anuradha. 


 No doubt, Dhruv committed the biggest sin but at last he realised what he was doing. We can still find boys like Sid  in our society and even politician like that which is mentioned in the novel. 

Over all, the book was an emotional ride having elements of romance and  thriller. The writing style of the author is good and the book is quite well edited. One can pick up this book again to read. I bet you won’t feel like getting bored.

RATING : 4.5/5

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KALKI BY KEVIN MISSAL

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TITLE : KAlKI

AUTHOR : Kevin Missal

PUBLISHER : Kalamos Literary Services, LLP

ISBN-13 : 9788193503300

NUMBER OF PAGES : 462


PRE ORDER LINK : 

https://www.amazon.in/dp/8193503309?_encoding=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0&portal-device-attributes=desktop

http://www.pustakmandi.com/Dharmayoddha-Kalki-by-Kevin-Missal?search=Kalki&description=true

1. What makes your book different from other books available in market ?

Not many people have written about Kalki and mixed it with five different genres- Romance, mystery, drama, suspense, fantasy. 

2. How much time did you spend on research before writing the book ?

Well my research has always been off and on. I read few Puranas, watched a bunch of videos, read about Kalki Avatar from a historical point of view. I began researching for another novel which was based on Aswatthama but it ended up being used in this. 

3. Writing for you is… ??

Obsession.

4. What challenges did you face before getting published your book ?

Marketing problems. It’s always marketing. 

एक चिट्ठी एकतरफ़ा प्यार के नाम

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​ऐसे तो हजारों खत लिखे होंगे हमने, कुछ पन्नो पर, कुछ मन में। शायद ये मेरा आखिरी सन्देश हो। शायद हम हर मर्ज़ को छिपाना सीख गए हैं। मेरी मुलाक़ात कहने को तो ज़िन्दगी के हर मुकाम पर कई अलग तरह के लोगो से हुई हैं, पर आज तक ऐसा संयोग नही बना की किसी ऐसे से मिलूं जिसके बारे में हर पल सोच सकूँ। फिर एक दिन आपका आना हुआ। एक सुखद एहसास थे आप। प्रथम द्रष्ट्या तो ये पहली नज़र का प्यार लगा।। फ़िर धीरे धीरे, हर चीज़ अच्छी लगने लगी।। आपका स्वभाव, आपकी मुस्कान, आपका मुश्किलों से लड़ने का तरीका, हिम्मत नहीं हारने का जज़्बा, हर चीज़ आकर्षित करती थी। शायद मैं कभी शब्दों में बयां न कर सकूं इतने पसंद हैं आप। एक समय ऐसा आया कि आपको देखें बिना दिन गुज़ारना मुश्किल था। आपकी परछाई तक पहचानती हूँ   मैं। आप अंजान हैं मेरी मोहब्बत से, या अनदेखा कर रहे हैं, मुझे नहीं पता। पर इश्क़ तो हैं, जो मुकम्मल नहीं होता।

आज भी याद है जब मैंने पहली बार हिमाकत की थी आपसे बात करने की, पर दिल के हाथों मजबूर ज़ुबां  कभी ज़्यादा कुछ बयाँ ना कर सकी। होठों से ज़्यादा आंखों से जज़्बातो की कहानी सुनाते सुनाते कब खुद अपनी कहानी बुन बैठी पता ही नही चला। छोटी छोटी बातों का सिलसिला यूँ ही लंबा हो गया। मुझे आज भी वो शाम याद हैं जब मैंने आपको पहली बार मैसेज भेजा था। उस दिन से छोटी – छोटी बातों का सिलसिला जारी रहा । 2016 की दिसम्बर की शाम की यादें आज भी ताजी हैं । आपका मेरा हाल पूछना ही मुझे संतुष्टि दे गया। बातों ही बातों में, मैं अधिक ही उत्तेजित हो कर आपकी तारीफ करते करते न थक रहीं थी। भावनाओं में बह कर मैंने आपसे यह भी कह डाला था कि मैं आपकी कितनी तारीफ अपने घर वालों से भी करतीं हूँ ।मुझे पता हैं आप यह सब भूल चुके होंगे पर मैं कैसे भूल जाऊँ?  

कुछ अधिक ही प्यार हो गया अपने नाम से मुझे, जब आपने मेरा नाम लिया। कई बार मेरी मुस्कुराहट की एकमात्र वजह आप होते हैं। पता है अच्छा लगता है आपको जब मैं एकटक निहारती हूँ आपको। ज्ञात हैं मुझे कि आपको बहुत बार एहसास हुआ कि मैं आपको चुपके से देखती हूँ । बेशक अंदाज़ा हैं आपको मेरी मोहब्बत का, नहीं तो क्यों बेवजह आप वहीं जैकेट पहन के जानबूझ कर मेरे सामने इतराने आते जिसकी मैंने एक रात पहले तारीफ़ की थी । जन्मदिन आपका था और आपसे ज़्यादा उत्साहित थी मैं। पता  नहीं कितने ही शब्दों को सोचा था और एक दिन पहले ही एक अच्छा सा संदेश आपके लिए लिख डाला था। कौतूहलवश रात को नींद नहीं आयी थी की कहीं आपको पसन्द नही आई तो। दुख बस इस बात का ही कि इतनी कोशिशों के बाद भी ये इश्क़ एकतरफा है । 

आपसे एक बात कहूँ , मैं कभी भी अपना जन्मदिन फेसबुक पर दिखाना नहीं चाहती। पर इस साल मैंने जानबूझकर उसे सार्वजनिक रखा। मेरे दिल में उम्मीद थी कि आप मुझे कम से कम जन्मदिन की बधाई जरूर देंगे । पर वो कहते हैं ना अपेक्षा आपको निराशा ही भेंट देती है। आपकी हर तस्वीर मैं फेसबुक पर सिर्फ उस वक़्त पसन्द करती हूँ जब आपके नाम के आगे एक हरी बिंदु सी नज़र आती हैं। याद हैं एक बार पूछा था मैंने आपसे कि क्या आप ट्विटर इस्तेमाल करते हैं। 2 वर्षीय बच्चे की तरह खिलखिला उठी थी मैं जब आपने मुझे बताया कि आप इंस्टाग्राम इस्तेमाल करते हैं और मैंने हस के जवाब दिया था कि मुझे यह पहले से पता है। जी चाहता हैं कुछ बोलूं, पर डर लगता हैं। आपसे सम्बंधित दर्जनों यादें मेरे ज़ेहन में कैद है पर दु:ख कि बात यह है कि यह सब कुछ एक तरफा हैं । 

मैंने अपने दिल के जज़्बात बहुत लोगों को सुनाया था पर अब मैंने यह भी करना बंद कर दिया । जानना चाहते हो क्यूँ?  क्योंकि अब मैं थक चुकी थी यह सुनते  सुनते कि मैं खुद को तकलीफ पहुँचा रही हूँ । मैं मानती हूँ सब सच बोल रहे हैं। पर काश दिल भी दिमाग की तरह समझदार होता । मेरे जीवन में बहुत खास लोग हैं जिनके लिए मैंने कुछ न कुछ जरूर लिखा है । पर आप पहले इंसान हैं जिसके लिए मैंने 100 लेख लिख डाले । पता हैं सबसे बुरी बात क्या हैं?  मुझे पता  ही नहीं कि आपने आज तक एक भी लेख पढ़ा भी है या नहीं । खैर तब भी मैं संतुष्ट हूँ क्योंकि इनको लिख कर मैं अपने एक तरफा प्यार को सारी उमर संजो कर रख सकती हूँ । 

मुझे पता है जब सही समय आएगा और मैं आपके आगे अपने प्यार को कबूल कर पाऊंगी तब तक आप मेरी  जिन्दगी से काफी आगे जा चुके होंगे । पर आज मैं बहुत मजबूर हूँ । आपकी “हाँ” या “नहीं” पर यह बात खत्म नहीं होगी । मेरा आपके लिए जो प्यार हैं उसको आपके सामने आज बोलना बहुत चीजों को तहस नहस कर देगा।

आप बहुत ही उम्दा इंसान हैं । मुझे आपकी हर एक अदा से मोहब्बत हो गयी। आपकी सादगी से लेकर आपके शांत स्वभाव से। आपके बात करने के ढंग से, आपका कुछ परिस्थितियों पर प्रतिक्रिया देने के अंदाज से ; मुझे सब कुछ से प्यार हो गया । मुझमें धीरज की बहुत ही कमी है, और आपका धैर्य देखकर मैं अकस्मात ही आकर्षित हो गई।मैं जानती हूँ आप मेरे जीवन साथी नहीं होंगे इस जन्म में;पर मैं दिल से चाहती हूँ कि मेरा जीवन साथी बिलकुल आपकी तरह ही हो। 

एक आखिरी बात आपको कहना चाहती हूँ कि इस चिट्ठी को पढ़ कर आपको पता लग जाएगा कि आप कौन हैं । मुझे दिल से खुशी होगी कि आप मुझसे खुद बात करें कि आप जान गए हैं कि मेरी भावनाएँ आपके लिए हैं । मेरे दिल में और भी बहुत बातें हैं जो मैं सिर्फ आपको कहना चाहती हूँ । मुझे पता है आप मेरे प्यार को नहीं स्वीकार करेंगे पर कम से कम मुझे अपने दिल की सारी बातें आपसे कह तो लेने दीजिए ।।

– निधि

​THE LAST LETTER TO CRUSH 

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Dear Crush,

You know this is the last crush diary I am writing for you. Why?  

am tired of expressing my feelings. It hurts me every day. I met many people in my life but did not find anyone so good that my whole mind and heart is covered with that particular person thought. The first day I saw you I just liked you by your looks. With the passing of days your nature, the way you spoke, the way you smile and the way you handled certain situations with patience made me fall for you. The day I realized that I just do not like you, I am madly in love with you. With each day my love for you kept growing. There came a time when without seeing you one day I would feel restless. Even I would see your shadow I would have thousand volt smiles on my face. 

I still remember the first time I messaged you on Facebook and from that day we used to talk randomly. But I never had the courage to speak more than Hello, Good evening or Good Morning. On 23rd December 2016 when I messaged and you asked me, “How are you?” This small message from you just gave me bit courage to talk more to you. It was the first day when I appreciated you a lot on your face. In the flow, I even told you that how much I appreciate you in front of my parents too. I know you recognize me well from the face but from the name you knew me only after that day. I could not stop blushing when next day we met and you said you have a nice name. Trust me, since that day I have started loving my name more. I know you would have forgotten all this but how can I forget? 

I know even you notice me smiling at you. I know you have caught me several times staring at you. I never knew I would fall so much for you that I would feel restless when I did not get a chance to see you or talk to you. You made me sure of the fact that you know that I love you. If you do not know why did you smile whenever you would notice me? The memories of January 2017 are still fresh in my mind. I complimented you for one of your jacket and next day you came wearing that jacket. I know you came in front of me deliberately to show me the jacket. How can you expect me to be normal? Anyone could read my face and know I was blushing. I know even you noticed it. 

You know on your birthday I was awakened whole night from 12 AM. The birthday wishes I sent you, was written by me a day before only. I wanted to wish you when you were online and you came online in the morning. You know I never keep my birthday public on Facebook. But this year I kept it open because I had a little hope that you might wish me. But it is rightly said, “Expectations leads to Disappointment.” 

Do you remember I once asked you if you use twitter? And you replied saying that you use Instagram.Like a 2-year-old girl, I got excited to tell you that I already know this and follow you there.  I usually like your pictures on Facebook when you are online. I want that you don’t miss that notification. I wish to speak everything but feel scared.I have dozens of memories attached to you but the sad part is it is all one-sided. 

I have actually poured out my heart in front of many people but now I even stopped doing that. The reason behind everyone would say me the same thing that you are hurting yourself. He does not even know. They are actually right. I wish if the heart was also as smart as the brain. 

There are many special people in my life. I would have written dozens of posts for them but you are the first person for whom I kept on writing and wrote hundreds of crush diaries. The worst part is that I know you would not have read even a single one. But still, I am fine. I am actually satisfied because by posting these I can cherish my one-sided love forever. 

I know until the right time comes and I will be in a state to tell you my feelings you will be gone far from my life. But at present even I am helpless. It’s not about getting a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. My confession to you at present would destroy many things. You are an amazing person I have ever known. I fell in love with everything in you; from your simplicity to your calm nature. In the way, you talk to the way you react to certain situations. I know I won’t get married to you in this birth but I hope the person I get married to be the photocopy of you.

The last thing I would say that after reading this letter you will actually know who you are. I would love if you message me with a confirmation. I have much more things in the heart to say that I want to say only to you. I know you may not love me back but let me at least pour out my heart completely. 

I love you… ❤

– Nidhi

MY TIPS FOR HAVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE 

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Having a healthy body is very important for every human being. A person needs to maintain his/her body well. Having a healthy body does not only mean having Abs. A person needs to have a healthy body for living a healthy life. A person who is mentally, physically healthy is considered to be a healthy. If a person is not healthy it affects his/her total lifestyle. A person suffers from obesity, heart-related problems, blood pressure and much more. In the modern era, it is expected from everyone that they take care of their body. From childhood, we have always heard that if one person in a family gets ills, this affects the whole family health. Everyone should try their best to become active rather than becoming a couch potato. I would like to share my tips for leading a healthy life. 

* Drinking water had been always the most difficult task of my life. I very well knew the fact the first step to maintain the body healthy is by drinking plenty of water. I took 2 bottles and labelled them as my morning and evening challenge. Drinking water became my challenge. I had to finish those two bottles anyhow to win the challenge. Gradually now I am used to drinking water.

* Music has always been my weakness. From completing my assignment to writing my blog post I would always listen to music. My love for music made me dance. I dance 15 minutes on those typical Bollywood weddings songs. It acts like a small exercise and fun together.

* Traffic and I have always been biggest enemies. I hate those long queues of vehicles and that continuous horn sounds. Rather than taking up auto or rickshaw, now I prefer walking to college. 

* All the junk foods and those colourful soft drinks were my love. I substituted those soft drinks with fruit juices, And for junk food, I started preparing them in food with using only Saffola oil and lots of green vegetables. 

* Morning breakfast always begins with either fruits or saffola oats. A healthy breakfast is very important for the body.

* In the evening I play with small kids also. It’s fun and all together my body burns calories too.  The kids have more stamina and they will make you ruin a lot if compared to the people of your same age group.

Rather than following a strict plan, I started planning things to work in a funny way. This helped me to do things from heart happily and gave positive effects to my body.

I am joining Saffola #ApneTareekeSeHealthy initiative and sharing my ways of being healthy in association with BlogAdda.

HAVE A HEALTHY LIFE 

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​Living a healthy life is very important. There is a very famous old saying, “Health is Wealth.” A healthy life leads to a happy and peaceful life. Living a healthy life does not only mean having healthy food. One needs to follow certain habits to live a healthy life and maintain a healthy body. A person needs to be active all the time. In the busy schedule, no one takes care of their health. Doing exercises are far away nowadays people totally rely on junk foods. Preparing healthy food at home seems to fade away long away. People have started depending on canteens rather than carrying their own Tiffin boxes from home. If a person does not have a healthy body they suffer from so many serious diseases. 

There are few small tips to follow by which a person can lead a healthy life.

1. Drink plenty water: It is advisable to drink at least 8-10 glasses per day. Everyone should try consuming that much water per day.  A person must avoid drinking water after having food.

2. Stop Overeating: Overeating is one of the bad habits most of the people have. One should have small portions of food whole day rather than having more than needed food in a go. Sy a big “NO” to junk foods and those soft drinks that are available in the market. 

3. Regular Exercise: Exercise is very important for maintaining the body healthy. One should try walking for 30-45 minutes per day. Apart from exercise, a person must try doing 15-20 minutes different types of exercises. Skipping, Jumping, Squads are some small and easy exercises which can be done every day. 

4. Get out of comfort zone: To live a healthy life one need to compromise with their comfort zone. Avoid lift and start using staircases. Do not use your vehicle for covering small distances. Try walking. Do few houses hold chores yourself like washing your vehicles, watering the plants etc….

5. Use Healthy Ingredients: Always use good quality ingredients while preparing food. Saffola Oil and Saffola oats are one of the best ingredients to use. You can have a healthy breakfast with Saffola Oats. Eat as much as fruit, vegetables that are good for health. Everybody needs a proper balanced diet. 

The above mentioned are some small and easy steps which one can follow in their lifestyle. Only a little effort and the person will have a healthy body and live a healthy lifestyle.

I am joining Saffola #ApneTareekeSeHealthy initiative and sharing my ways of being healthy in association with BlogAdda.

MY ALL TIME SAVIOR

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​Grandparents are always the first and true best friends of their grandchildren. No doubt the bond they share is lovely. Grandparents are always the first savior for us whenever we do some mistakes. I still remember how my grandfather saved me from getting scolded by my parents. I used to visit my grandparents twice a year with my parents. As soon as I would reach Darbhanga they would treat me as if I am some big celebrity. Among all the grand children; they loved me more because I was the first one who called them’ “Dada Ji” and “Dadi Maa.”


I could spend only a few days with my grandfather because only in holidays I would visit them and he left us all in 2008. I could only get the love of my grandfather for 12 years.


I feel lucky enough because I have my grandmother by my side. From 2013 I am living with her. After coming permanently to Darbhanga I realized what all I was missing for all these years. Whenever I have to watch some T.V show and my father is watching something else. My grandmother acts like a magician and takes the blame on herself that she wants to watch it. I remember once she got caught too because everyone knew that watching Roadies is not my granny cup of tea. But for me, she keeps on lying.

 I still share my room with her. At night both of us have dozens of stories to tell each other. I know she misses grandfather so despite I feel sleepy at times I do listen what she says. At times she is an ATM to me. When my pocket money finishes before the month she secretly gives me money.
In this busy schedule, we do not have time even for our parents someday. But I strongly feel we should always be connected to our grandparents. Rather than using social media in evening we can sit with our grandparents for a while. Only 10 minutes and see the happiness on their face. If you live in some other city, try calling them once a week. You might not miss them but they surely miss you every minute of their life..

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I am a lazy girl who does not like doing even single household chores. This makes my grandmother worried. At times, she shares this with me too and I ignore it. On this Grandparents day, I will take a pledge to learn few household chores. For tomorrow, I will prepare the whole of lunch to bring that thousands volt smile on her face. I am sure by this gesture of mine I would be able to express my love for her and tell her how much she holds importance in my life… ❤ I am sure she will love my style of #LoveJatao ..

I look forward to hear from you how would you celebrate Grandparents Day. Do share a selfie with your grandparents on Sept. 10, 2017 on Twitter or Facebook with #LoveJatao & tag @blogadda to win a goodie from Parachute Advansed.