Month: July 2013


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Dear friend,

Don’t make a minute’s mistake,

Don’t for a moment think,

That your secrets would lie deep within

The deep folds of my mind,

Safe and secure; unharmed.

I would in a minute divulge

In this blasphemy, I will secretly indulge

It’s only the fear, that once out

These secret might trap me

I don’t want to be

Disgraced by association


It’s only words

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Though the time has moved on, nothing can come upto the greeting cards, that once were the tradition! To this date, I appreciate and force my people to give me a greeting card on special ocassions! For me, the words and the feel of these cards are just unmatched!

Readings in June

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  1. The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram (4/5)
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (2/5)
  3. Blonde with a Wand  by Vicki Lewis Thompson (2/5)
  4. Billy and Me by  Giovanna Fletcher (4/5)
  5. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (5/5)
  6. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult (4/5)
  7. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (6/5)
  8. Friends Forever by Danielle Steel (2/5)
  9. A Living Nightmare (Cirque Du Freak, #1) by Darren Shan (4/5)
  10. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg (5/5)
  11. Bossypants by Tina Fey (4/5)
  12. The Vampire’s Assistant (Cirque Du Freak, #2) by Darren Shan (4/5)
  13. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (5/5)
  14. The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (Steampunk Chronicles, #0.5) by Kady Cross (5/5)
  15. My point…..and I do have one by Ellen degeneres (2/5)


I can say that Rainbow Rowell was a great find this month, she is the most delicious writer ever as far as YAish-Chicklitish-Romance is involved. She writes warm and poignant tales really. Also Ransom Riggs is a horrible writer with an exceptionally creative mind. Honestly, she turned the most creative idea in the worse book to read. I loved the work of Kady Cross, also John Boyne was really good in this novel of his 😀 Ellen was a huge huge disappointment really :/ Kelly Oram was exceptionally cool with her different idea from all those typical YA novels and Bill was great with this different idea.


Highly recommend: Rainbow Rowell

Uncertain Smoker

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I don’t know what bring on the reaction but there, lying in front of me, was that pack of cigarettes and I could almost imagine, like in a movie, watching out of compulsion as one observes another stranger doing an action and a thought registers in one’s mind: this is not me; I am not responsible for this. It was with that nonchalance I saw myself extending my hand surreptitiously towards this packet and just stealing one cigarette. No one would know and it would be so quick and of course, no one will ever be suspicious of me. Maybe it was because I was really frustrated at work as I had just started my internship, and there were a lot of issues disagreeing with me and sometimes I just loathed everything about my workplace. Being such an avid hater of smoking, I don’t know why suddenly I felt that serious need to just grab one cigarette and experience that raw taste. Maybe sometimes that is how we avenge the wrong being done to us; we rebel against our own self. That remains the only medium that we feel in control of, we want to do all the great injustices of the world against us.

The next day I professed this in front my family and each of them had a different reaction. My sister in law just laughed plainly and my mom gave me a piece of her mind. My brother though said that we should experiment with it. So the next night, I found myself with a cigarette that my brother bought for this occasion of mutiny. He lighted it and hold it in his hand while I moved forward to take my first puff ever and inhale, not too deeply. I blew out but didn’t see any smoke for that matter. I felt oddly apprehensive and some wild exhilaration at the same time. The next puff was a bit deeper but still, except for a raw burning bitter taste and the feeling as if I had swallowed some ashes and slight coughing, nothing came. No beautiful display of perfect smoky circles for me really!!! So that was that I thought, oddly relieved. I don’t think I will try it again in near future, because for now, my hunger and need for exploration is quenched reasonably.

Of wars to be waged

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Pretend to laugh, pretend to smile

Because when finally they meet your eyes

They see the triumph,

The war with the life, an intrepid defiance

In that instant, you are their hero

They come forward, to make tenacious alliance

Dare you decide to weaken your resolve?

The reverence and high esteem in an instant will devolve

The minute you talk openly of your fears

They are upon you like a wild, fierce bear

The trick is easy, never rant or whine

Come now, and show this world some spine

Wear not your heart on your sleeve again

It hinders your vigor, focus and ken