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Reading Recap: 2017

Image Source 2017 hasn't been a very kind year. While it has been a year of emotional upheaval, three things did not suffer at all, thankfully. Professional success, travel and reading. At the beginning of the year when I set a reading challenge of 50 books on Goodreads, I thought I was being preposterous. I thought that it would be way too far fetched and that I might not even make it halfway. But once the year started, the challenge turned out to be such a motivation for me. Although I wasn't too keen on following up with the challenge closely, by the second month of the year, I was 3 books ahead in the challenge. This turned out to be track record that I maintained throughout the year. As of today, I stand at 53 books that was read in 2017. When you are emotionally taxed, reading somehow helps. It temporarily takes you away from the harsh reality of life and throws you into the world of words, twisted plots and interesting characters. Reading kept me sane throughout

Mama Knows Best

PHOTO PROMPT ©  Björn Rudberg " Ma, I told you not to pack these. I wouldn't need them there ", Ray yelled at his mom. " Son, it will be really cold. I've been there before. Just carry it, you'll need them for sure ", his mother said calmly. " Don't act like you know everything, Ma. Just let it be, will ya? "


Image Source I often wonder How it would be like to disappear Never looking back Wanting to be anywhere but here Leaving all the fears behind All the joys now unknown Walking away from the obvious Nipping memories already sown Pointed fingers and I told you so's That constant scream in your head A spell and fairy dust would work I'll just be gone, not dead

#FeministMondays | Past Attack

Image Source ***This post was supposed to be published on last Monday. I did put up a #FeministMondays post last week, but it turned out to be way too aggressive and personal for my own liking. An hour after I published the post, I took it down. This post is to replace that. I can always backdate it, but this time I choose not too. Next month on, the #FeministMondays posts will continue to be published on the second Monday of every month*** I recently happened to watch the movie ' Bareilly Ki Barfi ' and I loved every bit of it. I would say that this movie is a step towards feminism because of its female lead. Kriti Sanon's Bitti is strong headed, does what she believes is right, has a firm head on her shoulders and her parents support her and accept her the way she is. One scene in the movie keeps coming back to me. The one where a random guy comes to "see" Bitti with the quest of marriage. When they are asked to go out for a while and speak alone, the

Cloaked In Fire

Image source Let our eyes do the talking Not a word we shall say Lips engaged, arms entwined Together, let's sway We'll warm each other Burning with every move Passion and emotion interlaced Losing ourselves to love's groove This emotion ain't easy, they say But I want to leap into it Eyes wide shut, I drown Letting it inundate me bit by bit

Do It Like #Virushka

Image Source Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma got married yesterday, far far away from the public eye and for some reason this makes me very happy. Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of either of them but I do respect Virat for the amazing sportsman that he is. I truly believe that he will create magic in the world of cricket. Together, he and Anushka make a wonderful and a powerful couple. He is a thorough gentleman and has stood up for her ladylove time and again and she has continued to support him silently. As a couple living in the time of social media, they were not too in your face with their PDA or just their love in general. Virat did give us peeks of their love story on special days like Valentine's and Women's day, but apart from that they were in a world of their own. I have never said this about any celebrity couple till date, but they do give love a whole new meaning and make us believe in the concept of togetherness once again. I know most of you are bored by n

Dreams On Ice

PHOTO PROMPT   © Dale Rogerson " What's the dish? ", the judge asked. " It's a coconut, lime panna cotta, strawberry granita, cucumber consommé and shards of coconut ice. " " What made you make this for the finale of Masterchef? "

A Break From Reading With The Book Lover's Tag

Image Source Reading is something I never thought I'd consciously take a break from. Ever since I can remember, I have always been a book lover. Right from hunting around for libraries around home to borrowing way too many books from the school library, from being caught with 'Memories Of Midnight' during my 8th grade and reprimanded by the teacher to being the only one who was allowed to borrow and read classics from the school library, I have come a long way in terms of reading. Every year I read a lot of books, as much as I can. Reading took a backseat once I started dating my husband and then eventually got married. We were busy with each other all the time during the courtship and marriage hardly gave me any time to read while managing a house and a full time job and the brand new pressure of being married and staying with the in-laws. For those two to three years I barely read ten books in total. I am a fairly fast reader and I felt like I was losing my rhythm.