Action Replay + Gratitude List: October 2018

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Poof! That's how October went for me. I swear, I still remember writing the gratitude post at the end of September. October was chaotic to say the least. I do not remember anything that happened throughout this month. The days started and ended, and nothing substantial happened during the day. At the end of the day as I lay in bed, I felt exhausted to the bone, but nothing felt accomplished. The whole of October was like this. The whole month revolved around work, so much that it was heavily taxing for me. There was so much work to be done that the weekdays merged with the weekends and I was working non-stop, morning, noon and night. As much as I love my job, sometimes it does take a toll on me and that is exactly what happened this October.

#FeministMondays | Believe Survivors, Believe Women

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Roughly around a couple of months ago, I woke up to a comment on one of my pictures on Instagram. The comment said 'Dagar' and I honestly had to google the word to understand what it meant. The comment was left by a random stranger, who did not look a day more than eighteen from his display picture. I immediately blocked him of course, but sat down to think what prompted this random kid to leave such a comment on a picture of mine. Before you can ask, this was a selfie of mine and I was wearing a sleeveless top and only half my shoulders were visible along with my face. The reason I'm saying this is because when I mentioned this incident to a few people in my circle, the first thing they asked me was what was I wearing in the picture. Some even asked me what was the need for me to post a picture of mine and invite trouble. Both men and women were a part of this conversation and for some reason they all thought that it was my fault.

Koffee With Karan #NotAMovieReview

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Koffee with Karan is one of my guilty pleasures, I honestly accept. As much as I love my English sit-coms and thrillers, Koffee with Karan is something I watch for the laughs and the WTF moments. I have actually watched every episode of the past five seasons and I'm looking forward to season 6 that will air soon. I know you are judging me, but like most of the guests on the show, I couldn't care less. I have always wondered what it would be like to sit there across from Karan and talk to him. Obviously, since my life is hardly interesting, he wouldn't invite me to his show. Also, since I am not born to famous parents or come from a credible family, I knew it was never going to happen. So, I decided to invite him for a chat instead. I had given myself a month to talk to his team and persuade them to agree for a chat with the man himself. Surprisingly, they agreed on the first try.

Book Review: The Forty Rules Of Love


Title: The Forty Rules Of Love
Author: Elif Shafak
Publisher: Penguin, Latest Edition edition (2015)
Genre: Fiction/Historical Fiction
Price: Rs. 399 on Amazon
Pages: 368

I had heard glowing reviews of this book from many book bloggers I trust and yet I bought this book mainly for its gorgeous cover! The cover is so magical and as much as they ask us not to judge a book by its cover, I had crazy expectations from this one.