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Inspire… and then let go..

inspire and then let go - family of ducks in a lake

Whether you are professor Atkin looking upon John Galt, Francisco D’ Anconia, Ragnar Danneskjöld (from Atlas Shrugged, the book you must read if you haven’t) or you are the local army coach about to send Milkha Singh off to the big leagues(I don’t much like the movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag) or you are a mother seeing off your kid to pre school the very first day (wonder how this feels).. You were or rather are his inspiration, but now it…

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Arshi FF : Hamesha ~ A heartbeat Away

Hamesha ~ A heartbeat away : Chapter 21

arnav Khushi hamesha a heartbeat away : Chapter 21

INDEX Chapter 21 Arnav Singh Raizada strode towards his di’s room. In his mind he had painfully relived Anjali’s blank stare and listless words uncountable times since the denouement of Shyam Manohar Jha. He paused in front of her door. Right in front of the door Akash and Payal were sitting cross legged on the floor with anxious expressions on their faces. They looked young. Then again, they were young. Though ASR himself was most probably only a few years…

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Literature

Vampire Academy : When Dimitri Calls Rose ‘Roza’

I have just completed a marathon read of the 6 books in Vampire Academy series. A young adult fiction series that was highly addicting. Though the books could have done with quite a bit of editing, I don’t feel like complaining because of the fun I had. In the universe of Vampire Academy, there are evil undead vampires (Strigoi) hunting the good mortal vampires (Moroi). Damphirs (half human & half Moroi) dedicate their lives to guard the good vampires. For young teenage damphir…

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Colors of Pike Place Market

colors of pike place market

What hits me first are the sounds of Pike Place Market. A constant hum of chatter of hawkers and gawkers. This is followed by the riot of colors that the eyes register even though the old worn out buildings have a muffled air and dispersed light somehow managing to find a way in. Flowers, fish, leather, paintings, scarves, vegetables in their vibrant raw beauty. Then comes the smells of fish (wrinkling nose here), coffee (freshly brewed in styrofoam cups), roses (and…

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Arshi FF : Hamesha ~ A heartbeat Away

Hamesha ~ A heartbeat away : Chapter 20

arshi ff hamesha a heartbeat away

INDEX Chapter 20 At the exact instant that Arnav Singh Raizada read Shyam’s message on Khushi Kumari Gupta’s phone and felt the earth slide from under his feet, Khushi was reading her name on a wedding card with a tremulous smile. “ee dekho manno hum shadi ka carad ooha dur vides se banwai laye hai“. (see here manno I have got the wedding card made from far off states) An astute benevolent man was near his displeased, bearing the weight…

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The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

J. R. R. Tolkein had named the book There and Back Again. Peter Jackson chose the name Battle of Five Armies because it made more sense in context of the finale of a three part movies series. Though, Hobbit for me won’t reach the hallows of a classic, the last few minutes came pretty close. I recollect enjoying the book The Hobbit more than the small print thick tomes of Lord of the Rings. Nevertheless, I am a diehard fan of the…

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Newsroom

Its about idealistic journalism. how journalists should try and do the right thing as they have a moral obligation to society who depend on them for the facts. But the fun, witty , charming way this is portrayed makes the show such an interesting watch. Another reason for this show being one of my favourites is that almost all characters have something worth rooting for. Every story, the acting, specially the dialogues (and there is such a large amount of it in…

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devo ke dev mahadev

She didn’t know why a rudraksha called to her.. She didn’t know why it felt exactly right to call out to a name she had not heard before.. A sound, a presence drew her towards him and through a crowd of rishis, magna in bhakti, celebrating his arrival, she made her way to get the first glimpse of whom she had always been a part of.. a single drop of tear glazed her cheek as she saw who stood before…

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Somewhere far away : A Short Story

Melinda stood staring out of the window of her cottage. Her usually vacant glassy eyes held a furtive expression tonight. Every sound made her jump. She had a feeling this prophecy could only mean trouble. Something startled Melinda from her uneasy reverie.  The door was pushed open and in rushed a svelte figure clad in wine colored chiffon. A dark velvet hood covered her striking features partially. The new entrant in the cottage moved with so much grace that she…

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Literature Reviews

Atlas Shrugged

atlas shrugged book review

Ayn Rand wasn’t merely writing novels, she was proposing a philosophy of life. Her hero is an ideal man, only she puts forward the theory that there isn’t something godly about this ideal. It is ideal because it is the only way of existence that is worth considering and makes sense. The only way man was intended to live. Create. Excel. Be a master and solely responsible for his own life. “Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters:…

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