Monday, February 04, 2019

Faith



Life isn't a set of compulsions. It's ok not to find your feet at times. It's absolutely fine to feel tired. Your share of success may seem distant, but do not give up, for it's still there. Do not ever feel that you can not reach the mark. It might seem impossible today, but believe me, you will find your way, eventually.

Just do not give up on that faith, ever.


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Sunday, November 04, 2018

Stranger



There is a sense of belonging that we all crave for. Interestingly, not everything familiar can feel like ours. Sometimes, it's the unknown that could also make us feel at ease.

Or a stranger, who may not seem to be one!

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Miracle



I have seen people taking failures for granted, as if that is the most obvious outcome. I have been a victim of the same line of thought too, innumerable times, ignoring that there is always another side to every coin. While it is easy to sulk and surrender to losses, the accompanying regret can be haunting. Why not then, strive an extra mile, take that demanding leap, and grab that sliver of an opportunity that is knocking on the door? What if we succeed?

And even if we fail, well, didn't we already take it for granted in the first case? At least this failure wouldn't have the extra burden of regret of not trying, and will be a bit lighter to carry.

What then, do you say?


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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Life



We are surrounded by our own sets of problems, and we wage a war within to set ourselves free from them. However, when there is life, problems are bound to come. What should we do, then?

Accept. Understand. Evolve.

Remember, conditions may not always be favourable, and you wil be bound to weather the storm. Who would guard you? Your righteousness. What would be your shelther? Your truth.
Have belief in your actions, and life would not be a battle anymore, but your home that you have been blessed with.


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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Heartache



Heartaches are inevitable. How much you try to avoid them, they would come, sooner or later. You might not like it, but that's the truth of existence.

Every heartache leaves us shattered, and yet it provides a tinge of hope of a better tomorrow. The broken pieces could be glued again. The dreams long harboured could be revisioned. The hopes could be built once more.

Heartaches are necessary. They teach us to weather the storm, and grant us the strength to stand upright, everytime we falter.


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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Graffiti



It is difficult to fix yourself when you are broken, specially in love.
But wouldn't you give love a second chance, if it comes your way? Again!

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Saturday, August 04, 2018

Scars


It's never a good idea not to trust yourself. You may be weak, you might be failing, and you could be seeking strength, which comes in the form of a new bond. But don't let that bond maim you.

You are powerful. Don't permit any relationship to make you feel otherwise. Don't.

NEVER.


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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Lost In Love - Review



Neil had many questions related to his life. Having suffered a total eclipse of the heart, dumped by Arya, he had nowhere to go. He was completely shattered. Till one fine day, when his friend Gauri, who had a crush on Neil ever since her childhood, comes into his life and they begin their journey of love, romance, fantasy and fairy tales. 
Not for long, as their world comes crashing with a tragic, life-turning event. This is a heart-wrenching romance thriller that is bound to move you and hit your soul as you take a plunge and get Lost in Love.

About The Author
Arvind Parashar is a bestselling author of two books, and a well-known motivational speaker.




‘Lost In Love’ is the second part of the ‘Messed Up’ Trilogy. Since I had not read the first book of the series, I wasn’t sure whether I would be able to follow up with the plot. However, the good thing is that you can take it up both as a continuation and a separate book, the latter working well for me.

The ‘Messed Up’ trilogy belongs to the genre of romantic thriller, something that is always a delight to read, and equally difficult to execute. While many authors have done justice to this genre, a larger number has disappointed, trying to establish a plot, but then falling prey to the clichés. To which category, then, would I place ‘Lost In Love’?

The book starts on a highly expectant note for me. Gauri, live-in partner and girlfriend of Neil, goes missing one fine day, and our protagonist Neil is caught in the midst of the investigation. He is questioned, fingers are pointed, and the story looks promising. At this point of time, I couldn’t avoid comparison with Gilian Flynn’s masterpiece ‘Gone Girl’, and was eager to turn the pages.

However, what could have been a racy and gripping thriller quickly fizzles away. There were some moments of suspense, true. There were a few twists here and there, true. Arvind does have power in his words, true. But what lacked was the most important ingredient of any book – a coherent storyline.

Arvind establishes the plot based on a loose outline. The characters are hazy, and come in and out of the frame. Even the protagonists are not introduced in a proper manner. Neil’s personality remains vague throughout the novel. His feelings are confusing, and his memories of Arya seems unconvincing. His conflicts with Arya don’t help either. The characterization of Gauri, the female lead, is left to readers’ imaginations. There is no description of her nature; the only point being reiterated after every few pages in the novel is that she is a beautiful girl, nothing more. The other characters too fall prey to a seeming lack of identity. They don’t leave much of an impact, and we fail to relate with any of them.  It is like a bunch of Lego blocks that a reader has to arrange to give a proper form to the characters.

Another big disappointment is the poor depiction of intimate scenes. The description is graphical rather than sensual, which proves to be a letdown. There is no art, or literature, and the whole love making scenes turns out to be shallow.

However, credit should be given where it’s due. I have seen a large number of new age authors coming up with books featuring grammatical errors. Arvind, and the editorial team, ensures that there are no lapses on that end. Arvind’s language is crisp, his writing fluent, with hardly any silly errors. If Arvind is able to bind the plot together and weave a stronger storyline in his subsequent novels, he can be a name to reckon with in the literary industry. The author does have the flair; he only needs to execute it well.

The cover of the book is bright and appealing, something that would soothe your senses. Srishti Publications have been nurturing young authors and giving them the platform to showcase their dreams. The onus, now, lies upon the authors to do justice to the stage.


Title: Lost in Love
Authors: Arvind Parashar
Publisher: Srishti Publishers & Distributors
Publication Year: 2018
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Genre: Fiction, Romance
No. of Pages: 176
Price: Rs 175
My Rating: 3/5



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Gone



There are cures for all sorts of wounds. Bruises do heal. There are bright sunny days after stormy nights. Sometimes, the nights may seem long, but they are not neverending. So if you are in a fix, if you find yourself strangled, and if you are yearning for hope, just hold on. A new dawn awaits. Let it welcome you.

Give your life a chance to live.

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