Book Review – Minor Characters Major Stories: Readomania Shots

This book is a collection of four short stories, capturing the struggles of the ordinary people in ordinary India. The stories are set at a realistic pace and run deep into your psyche that at every turn of the page, one would end up guessing what would happen next to the character. Each story could be picturized visually and the reader could become the main protagonist of the story. Though these are the short stories, they actually stay in the mind for a lot longer. That’s mainly because of the reader associating himself with the protagonist. The first story deals […]

My top 5 reasons to watch Jersey Movie with Kids

Yesterday,  we went to a Telugu movie “Jersey” after a really long time. This time we took my kid also along with us, as my kid is a cricket fanatic and his love for cricket grew along with him. Movie: Jersey Rating: 4.5/5 Banner: Sithara Entertainments Cast: Nani, Shraddha Srinath, Sathya Raj, Praveen, Sampath, and others Written and direction: Gowtam Tinnanuri Release date: April 19, 2019 Genre: Sports Movie Normally my kid would sleep off in most of the movies after having his share of popcorn and french fries. I can very confidently say that this may be his first movie, where he was awake […]

Blessed is the Man!

Aarnav and Radha are the newly married couple. Their personalities are as different as Chalk and Cheese. But even after the initial honeymoon period is over, they never got any adjustment issues. Their life was like a long extended honeymoon. Both of them are working,  and share as much load as possible, and in case if they can’t cook, they would go out and eat. Everything was going on smoothly. But Aarnav was the one who started feeling little bored, as he was more influenced by his friend’s words. He started thinking that small fights between couples would always have […]

From the Man in the Woman to her!

Women’s day has come and gone already. So obviously, the Women’s day sales pitch is also decreasing, so as the number of the articles/wishes appearing on the Social Media. These days, the Women’s day celebrations have turned into more of the marketing gimmick rather than teaching and practising why this movement has started.   “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”    by Gloria Steinem Our Indian mythology has in fact stated this fact long time back itself, with the various forms of the gods. Ardhanariswara rupam is one such proof of […]

A Letter to my Son

Dear Son,   As you would be soon completing 6 years and turning 7, I wanted to write this letter to you, since you would be the next man in the house post your daddy.   Till date, you have both boys and girls as friends and you kids luckily didn’t shun away playing with each other. You and your friends liked playing with the kitchen set along with football. Being together was what you all wanted and the games didn’t matter for you.   But in the coming years, there would be few changes as some girls prefer sitting […]

Today’s Media

While rearranging my library in the morning, my eyes fell upon a book, which was covered with a two-year-old newspaper.  The heading of that article reminded me of the famous quote “One reason why cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers” by Gwendolyn Brooks The story in the newspaper goes like this – There is this software professional, who is very much disappointed in his height.  At that time, he saw a few advertisements all over the place about a doctor who can perform height increasing operation. Without, even verifying the authenticity of those ads or […]

Dare to be Different

Ajay is a school going kid, who is finding it very difficult to fit in the school. His parents tried changing the schools and various boards of education too. But he was not at all happy at any of these places. He would cry inconsolably before going to school every day. He just doesn’t want to sit and listen in a classroom. All the teachers have a single view about Ajay and that is – He is a very difficult kid to manage.  As he is a more intrinsic kid who hates sitting at one place, unlike other kids. Picture […]

Miracles happen in this fastpaced life too!

Sameer and Saranya are the current days IT couple. Though their names and their professions match with each other, their outlook towards life and social media is completely different. Sameer is more of a traditional and family oriented person. He is not a gadget freak and uses them due to the necessity of this fastpaced life.  Whereas, Saranya, is completely into gadgets and social media too. Along with the gadgets, she got addicted to social media too. She keeps sharing her updates on social media very regularly and has a lot of friends from the virtual world.   They both have […]

Bravery stems from – True Love or Self?

I am writing for the “Write Tribe Festival of Words March 2019” – 7 days of writing Bravely on the Quote Prompt. You can read excellent articles this week from here. It’s a bright sunny day, but the cool mountain breeze makes the day pleasant. The smell of the mountain flowers is invigorating one’s soul.  But not in the case of Mr. A.  He was so lost in thoughts that it took him a while to untangle all the threads dangling around him.  By the time he became free of the parachute using which he jumped from the falling plane, he […]

Do you think Death is the full stop to your life?

Most of us who believe in Indian scriptures still believe that Death is just the migration of our soul from one state to the higher state and the physical remains of the body would disintegrate. And this has been proven by recent advances in the research.  For those, who don’t believe this also agree to the fact that post the death, the physical remains of the person would disintegrate. Pic Credit: Google But with the recent scientific advancements, the physical remains of the body need not disintegrate into nature, but can still continue giving life to more people. The medical […]