Poetry

That girl….

She wanted to flip the page…the page where their story ended,
But, something stopped her every time…
Sometimes it was the breeze of his memories and sometimes it was the paperweight of her love…!!! ❤

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Book Reviews (Kitaabi Gup-Shup)

Book Review- Your Dreams are Mine Now by Ravinder Singh

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And I’m back with another book review and this time its Ravinder Singh’s Your Dreams Are Mine Now. I ordered it on flipkart.com and got it on time. Ravinder has written 5 novels till date: ‘I Too had a Love Story’ (My Favorite) , ‘Can Love Happen Twice’, ‘Like It Happened Yesterday’ ,‘Your Dreams are Mine Now’ and his latest work “This Love that Feels Right” and he has also edited ‘Love Stories that touched My Heart’ and “Tell Me a Story”. I have read all the works by Ravinder Singh except “Like it happened yesterday”. His very first novel “I Too Had A Love Story” as a work will always be his best work in my eyes.:-)  I really love that book a lot. It was truly an pure story with pure emotions of a man’s heart. Ravinder Singh is one of my all time favorite writers.

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Well, I loved the cover of this book…its so romantic and beautiful, isn’t it? 😉 I was so much excited to read it. I always excited to read Ravinder Singh’s book because somehow I just relate myself to them or the stories. I still remember when I read his first book I Too Had A Love Story, I was totally connected. I could actually feel the pain, love, emotions & all the things that has written in that book. ❤ Maybe that’s why I love Singh’s books. Your Dreams are Mine Now is a beautifully written teenage love story.  Its a fictional tale which draws inspiration from a real life incident Delhi’s Nirbhaya Rape Case that shook the nation by storm a couple of years back. The main characters of this book are Rupali Sinha and Arjun.

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Rupali is a young innocent girl from Patna dreams of getting into college she always wanted to join. So she steps on the ground of DU with her dreams. She is different from Delhi girls. She is not a bit fashionable, her simplicity reflects by her dressing sense. She is intelligent, beautiful, smart and a lovely soul. During one of her first days at college she plants a “Tulsi” plant in the campus garden. She wants to see the plant grow as a reflection of the growth of her academic life and herself at DU. At the very moment few guys appear in a jeep, they make fun of her and ask her few questions. She got nervous and scared. One of those guys doesn’t speak much. But he is the one she is most scared of and that’s Arjun the male lead character. He is a guy from Delhi who is very active in DU politics and want to make the world a beautiful place. Rupali and Arjun are completely opposite. As time flies Rupali gets to know the inner delicacies of matters in the campus and with that one campus scandal bring Arjun and Rupali together and they fell in love with each other. As they says opposites attract 😉 They are passionately in love but then what happens to their love story and their political future is the cruel part of the book. The climax of this book is so painful. I cried a lot at the end maybe because whenever I read a book I want to relate myself with the characters and every time it made me cry at some points. 😦

I liked this novel. The characters are well developed. The language is easy, the cover and title is quite interesting. It’s a well written book. The language os this book is so simple and it is really an easy and nice read. But if you are expecting something new or innovative in this tale then sorry! I’m sure you will be disappointed. Yes, it is similar to Nirbhaya’s case after all every novel is inspired by a true story, right?  When you read this book you will think that you just completed reading a summary reports of the incident that happened back then. Most of the pages are seem to copied from newspapers and articles on this case. But anyways, I love 3 things in this novel, one is there were no sex scenes in this book. Apart from some kiss scenes and another romantic conversation part. Thankfully Ravin did not create this awkwardness in the book. Second thing is the love confession of Rupali in the simplest way and Arjun’s emotions conveyed through the line ‘Your dreams are mine now’ and the New Year Eve’s love pendant incident and their conversation, oh that beautiful part! 🙂 ❤

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Some interesting quotes:

1. “Stand for what is right and do not let evil persist.”

2. “The present! It’s so different from the past. The past! It will never come back. Never ever!”

3. “Betrayal hurts the most when it comes from the one who you always remembered in your prayers.”

4. “Sometimes the problem with silence is that the more it continues to prevail, the more awkward it becomes.”

5. When dreams take shape, sleep runs away.”

6. “Being brave doesn’t mean the lack of fear.It means overcoming your fears.

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All in all it’s a nice read. I love the way Ravinder writes his novel. Your Dreams are Mine Now will make you cry, laugh and happy. Some pages of the book seems boring but the suspense makes you engross to read the entire book. The beautiful love story of Arjun and Rupali will touch your heart. It’s a lovely book and I enjoyed it with my “Britannia little hearts biscuits” 😛 I love these biscuits 😀 It really reminds me of my childhood 🙂

Well, This story touched my heart and shook my soul and I hope it does the same for you too when you’ll read it. I did not like the end. As I mentioned the end left me in tears, I personally think the character of Rupali shouldn’t have died not at least like this. It was so upsetting. Its a good story but it could be an excellent one if in the end both lovers were united. But I guess everyone should read it once, it’s a well written book. So don’t think much just go for it! 😉

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किताबें (Books)…..!

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हम सभी ने कभी न कभी ये सुना होगा कि किताबें (Books) हमारी सबसे अच्छी दोस्त होती हैं. पता नहीं आप लोग इस बात पे विश्वास करते हैं या नहीं, पर मैं इस बात पर भरोसा करती हूँ. मुझे सच में लगता है के किताबें इंसान कि सबसे अच्छी दोस्त होती हैं, ना वो हमसे कभी कुछ मांगती है, ना कभी कोई वादा लेती हैं, बस हमेशा हमको ही सहारा देती हैं. मन उदास होने पे कोई दोस्त आये या न आये पर अगर अच्छी किताब मिल जाये तो कुछ देर के लिए दुःख भी भूला जा सकता है. ज़िन्दगी में दोस्त तो धोखा भी दे जाते है पर यह किताबें नहीं, आप इनकी परवाह करो या न करो, यह हमेशा आपकी परवाह करती हैं. चाहे यह आपके कमरे के किसी कोने में पड़ी रहे, जिसपे धूल लग रही हो, बरसो से आपने इन्हें छुआ भी न हो, फिर भी आप जब इन्हें अपने पास लाओगे ये तब आपको पूरा सुकून, आनंद देगी. जब दिल उदास हो और कोई अच्छी किताब पढ़ ली जाए तो होंठों पे एक मुस्कान आ जाती हैं, जब अकेलापन महसूस करो और एक अच्छी किताब पास हो तो वो अकेलापन भी दूर हो जाता है. किताब पढ़ते-पढ़ते, वक़्त कब गुज़र जाता है पता नहीं चलता. मैंने कहीं पढ़ा था कि एक अच्छी किताब आपको हँसाती है, रुलाती भी है, उसमें सारी भावनाएं होती हैं. वो सारे वक़्त आपका दिल लगाए रखती है. सच ही तो है एक किताब पढ़ने के ज़रिये हम एक नयी ज़िन्दगी को जी लेते हैं. 🙂

आपका तो पता नहीं पर मैं जब भी कोई किताब या कहानी पढ़ती हूँ तो उसको चित्रों (images or visuals) में सोचती हूँ और ऐसा मानती हूँ के ऐसा अगर मेरे साथ होता तो? या ये मेरी ही कहानी होती तो? या भविष्य में ऐसा मेरे साथ हो तो? तब क्या सोचूंगी मैं? और इन्ही सब बातों के साथ मैं ना सिर्फ उस कहानी को बल्कि उन पात्रों को भी जी लेती हूँ जो उस कहानी में होते है, मैं हँसती भी हूँ और रोती भी हूँ. मैं अब अपने कुछ काम को लेके ज़्यादा किताबें नहीं पढ़ पाती, लेकिन जितनी भी पढ़ती हूँ उन सब में खुद को ढालने कि कोशिश करती हूँ, एक अलग, काल्पनिक ज़िन्दगी जीने कि कोशिश करती हूँ. 🙂

मेरे ज़्यादा दोस्त नहीं हैं, कुछ दोस्त हैं पर ज़्यादा नहीं. और सच कहूँ तो मुझे दोस्तों कि ज़्यादा ज़रूरत पड़ती भी नहीं. मुझे अकेले रहना पसंद है, मेरी ज़िन्दगी में म्यूजिक और बुक (Music and Books) यह दो चीज़ें ऐसी हैं जिनके होते हुए मुझे कभी किसी और चीज़ कि ज़रूरत महसूस नहीं हुयी. यहाँ WordPress पे मेरे काफी friends हैं, मैं कभी चाहती हूँ तो उनसे बात कर लेती हूँ, कभी जब मैं यहाँ नहीं आती तब music और अपने काम (works) में व्यस्त (busy) रहती हूँ. और बाकी समय मैं कोई अच्छी किताब पढ़ने में निकाल देती हूँ. एक funny बात बताऊँ? मैं इन किताबों से बातें भी करती हूँ 😀 कभी मन उदास होता है, या अजीब सा लगता है तो इन किताबों में या music सुनके मैं अपने सवालों के जवाब ढूंढने कि कोशिश करती हूँ, पता नहीं जवाब मिलते हैं या नहीं पर दिल को कुछ देर के लिए सुकून मिल जाता है. 🙂 किसी और का तो मैं नहीं कह सकती पर ये किताबें मुझे बहुत प्यारी है, मैं चाहे बरसो तक इनको अपने पास रखी रहूँ, इनकी तरफ देखूँ भी नहीं लेकिन जब दोबारा इनके पास आ के इनको पढ़ती हूँ तो ये उतनी ही ख़ुशी से मुझे अपना लेती हैं. और इसीलिए मैं मानती हूँ के ये किताबें मेरी बहुत अच्छी दोस्त हैं.

मैं उम्मीद करती हूँ के इस पोस्ट (post) को पढ़ते वक़्त आप लोग ज़्यादा bore नहीं हुए होंगे. पता नहीं मैंने ये post क्यों लिखी, वो भी हिंदी (hindi) में, ये जानते हुए के मेरे बहुत सारे readers ठीक से हिंदी नहीं जानते फिर भी आज मेरा मन हुआ के मैं अपने दिल कि इस बात को अपनी मातृभाषा में ही लिखूँ  इसीलिए लिख दिया. वैसे आप लोग किताबों के बारे में क्या सोचते हैं, ज़रूरी बताइएगा. 🙂

Thank you, मेरी इस post को पढ़ने के लिए !! 🙂

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Random Thoughts

Love!

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LOVE 🙂 the most beautiful Word and Feeling in the world. 🙂 Do you know the meaning of Love? Do you guys believe in Love??? Well, I think the biggest problem with people and love nowadays is that some people are so desperate for love that they are even ready to settle for false relationships. I really think that Forced feelings, Mixed emotions and Wrong decisions are taken when people see the least bit of satisfaction of their desire to find love and I guess this is one of the major reasons why relationships fail nowadays.

I am being a little philosophical here but yes, these days its easier to say the other person “I Love You” than to explain them the importance of this word in your life.” I love you’s are casual, intensities do not exist and people don’t even know what they are getting into when they say they are in love. It’s sad and sometimes funny but unfortunately TRUE!

And this happens not because our hearts are ready to fall in love but because our minds are convinced of wanting something so badly that we’ll settle for a false image of it when we’re lonely. People need to understand that these 3 magical words (I Love You) are so important and saying I love you is not wrong but the sanctity of that feeling called love is almost over 😦 now its just a status to be with someone all the time…I mean, How Cheap! No one do understand that being with their oneself is much more important than being with fake person. I think we all need to learn this before we say we are in love!

You know, if you are not happy being single, you will never be happy in a fake relationship. We need to understand that “Being single is much wiser than being in a fake relationship.” Love is not a joke, drama or game…Its a feeling, it is more than words, respect it…respect your love, your life and yourself. That’s all!!!

Just stay happy guys, and DON’T FORGET TO LOVE YOURSELF FIRST!!! 🙂

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Photography

Edge of Nature….Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

So, Edge is the topic of this week’s photo challenge and here I’m presenting some pics from my collection 🙂 I am participating in this challenge after a long time and I hope you’ll all like my pictures!

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“Over distant oceans, the fallen mountains, the great wide open of the desert sky, and where I’ll be is where you find me, meet me here at the edge of the earth.”

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If you don’t live on the Edge…You will never see the view!

In response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge