Monday, 28 December 2015

READING - (Haiku)

Words on the page
In my mind, World created
I live many lives 

Sunday, 27 December 2015

GIFT - (Haiku)

In my heart, enclosed
I keep a beautiful gift
My mom's love, unique

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Wise Old Owl !!


A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard;
Y can't we all be like that bird? 

Saturday, 21 November 2015


I love reading at night the most. The world around me is asleep. Sounds of the day have quieted and I am alone with my book and a tea or a coffee. In those moments, I can fully leave behind this quiet night as another world comes to life in my hands.

Happy Reading !!

Friday, 9 October 2015

Galaxy of Stars - Haiku

Can genius be found
if you fail to look around
head buried in musical ground

Lovely Stars I met 
Can't believe my eyes, still
Galaxy of Stars 

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Son - Haiku

Late last night
After my last bite
I tried to write
But I couldn't quite
Now I think the time is right !!!

My son loves me
that alone keeps me happy
how long will this last?
will he always feel this way?
I hear him coming to me ...

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Review: We Are All Made of Molecules


 Title: We Are All Made of Molecules
Author: Susin Nielsen
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Publication date: May 12, 2015
Genre(s): Middle Grade (Contemporary)
Source: Publisher
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256

Goodreads:Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless. Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink. Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it, but Ashley is 110 percent horrified. She already has to hide the real reason her dad moved out; “Spewart” could further threaten her position at the top of the social ladder. They are complete opposites. And yet, they have one thing in common: they - like everyone else - are made of molecules.

My Rating: 2 Star

My Thoughts on this novel: Very disappointing. In a very long time did I give a 2 star rating.The cover of the book and the synopsis at the back caught my eye. But the story inside is totally different than what I thought it would be. The very disturbing point was "Using rape as a plot device" that was a deal breaker for me right there. And above all wasn't even handled sensitively.

The idea on the whole was nice,  blending two families together, there were some sweet moments, some touching, some grief moments of mom passing away. But later in the story some unpleasant things happens which makes the story inappropriate for the younger age group to read.

My Recommendations: It is recommended for Young Adult and Teens, But if you ask me, as a parent, I wouldn't recommend this for my teen.

Happy Reading !!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015



Together walking
in the flow of time, we halt
tightening loose ends

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Waiting - Haiku

 Waiting in despair 
Though I will not know till weeks 
 still I check my phone

Keep clicking refresh
My inbox remain empty
Hoping to get one

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

EYES (Haiku)

In love she will fall 
if she will look in his eyes
shez scared of the thought

Dream (Haiku)

Through the rays of moon
My Mom glides down to meet me ;
 Dream ! hold her gently 

Fantasy (Haiku)

I was so happy
then I realized that it 
was all fantasy

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Where Hope Takes Root

Review: His Highness The Aga Khan's "Where Hope Takes Root" 

Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 28th 2008 by Douglas & McIntyre
Original title: Where Hope Takes Root: Democracy and Pluralism in an Independent World
ISBN: 1553653661 (ISBN13: 9781553653660)
Edition language:English

Who? Why? How? Where?  of this book: 

Where did I find this book? 

In a public library. Library has always surprised me with the books that I least expect to be IN LIBRARY. "Where hope takes root" is one of them. "Aga Khan Museum Guide" is the other. I was proud to see these books "ON SHELF" in library. 

Who is Aga Khan and Why you should read this $25 hard book? 

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, is the 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim and the direct descendent of Prophet Muhammad.

This book succinctly highlights AKDN's fifty years of experience, experiments, acheivements and accomplishment in diverse field of health, education, pluralism, civil society and much more. It is the compilation of His thirteen speeches which was delivered between September 2002 and October 2006 and the interviews which is made my Adrienne Clarkson, the former Governor-General of Canada. 

Listed is the titles of the speeches which will want you to read this book. 

1. Enhancing Pluralism @ Armsterdam, The Netherlands
2. Is civil society bankable? @ Tashkent, Uzbekistan
3. The knowledge revolution and the end of ignorance @ Karachi, Pakistan
4. Canada as a global leader @ Gatineau, Canada, 
5. The nature of true regime change @ Toronto, Canada
6. Underwriting human progress @Berlin, Germany
7. Architecture as a force for change @New Delhi, India
8. Democracy, Pluralism and Civil Society @ Oslo, Norway
9. The Bridge That Unites Us @ Ottawa, Canada
10. What Makes Democracy Works @ Evora, Portugal 
11. Renewing Democracy's Promise @ New York, USA
12. The Spiritual Roots of Tolerance @ Tutzing, Germany
13. Towards a common future @ Ottawa, Canada 
14. "Pluralism is a work in progress" in conversation with Peter Mansbridge who is a Canadian TV personality.

I wouldn't say you Have to read this book or you Should read this book;  But trust me, you Want to read this book.

Where is this book available?

1. Amazon
4. You can borrow it from me :) 

Upcoming Review: 

 Happy Reading !!

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

My Children - Haiku

The view of my life 
My boys are always sweeter than 
A glazed Strawberry

Happy Reading !! 

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Review: Inside Out and Back Again

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

This is the moving story of one girl's year of change, dream, grief, and healing as she journeys from one country to anothe, one life to the next. This is the award winning novel.

The beauty of this book is that, the entire story is written in a form of poem, verses, which so much reminds me of Emily Dickenson's work. 

While i was reading, i found myself imagining as a child when i was in her situation, moving from  India to Canada leaving family and friends behind.

I'd like to quote some lines which, when i read i felt like its my own story. I believe, books don't change people, sometimes paragraphs do or sometimes even sentences. 

"Our lives
will twist and twist,
intermingling the old and the new
untill it doesn't matter 
which is which.

Eternal Peace:

Mother wears
her brown a'o da'i
brought from home.

Each of my brothers
wears a suit,
too small or too big.

I wear a pink dress
of ruffles and lace,
which i hate,
but at least
it's definitely a dress.

Each of us faces that altar,
holding a lit incense stick
between palms in prayer.

Father's portrait
stares back.

Mothers says,
We'll chant
for Father's safe passage
toward eternal peace,
where his parents await him.

She pauses,
voice choked.

Father won't leave
if we hold on to him.
If you feel like crying,

If you're not accostom to reading novel in verse this is the right choice.

Video Link: 

Inside Out & Back Again - Book Trailor 

This is novel is to millions of refugees in the world, may you all find home. 

Happy Reading !!

Friday, 2 January 2015

150 Books in a Year

This year I've pledged to read 150 books.

At first I thought "How can i read 150 book in 365 days? Did I challenge myself a bit too much? Cause my philosophy was "A book a week" But then i did a little math. 

If I focus on little books this year which has 150 pages, than focusing on big books like Stephen King,James Patterson, Daniel Steel, J.K Rowling or Nore Roberts !! I think I can achieve my goal. Now you must be thinking m just reading for the sake of reading or just to complete my goal. Not really, 150 pages books are worth reading too. Any book actually is worth reading irrespective of how many pages it contains. For example; "Heaven is for real" such a popular book which is less then 150 pages. Here is a link that will take you to "Popular Books Under 150 Pages" on Goodreads. I've read the reviews, they are books worth reading. 

A little math for all of us: 

I can read 50 pages in one hour. Thats 150 pages in 3 hours. I think we can read 150 books in 150 days? 1 hour early morning and 2 hours at night? Fair enough? 

Say if i don't stress myself too much and read 150 pages in 6 hours (i.e 2 days). I'd still finish 150 books in 300 days. M still left with 65 days for Stephen King, James Patterson .. all my top 5 authors. 

The bottom line is, if you have a goal and you know how to manage your time, m sure everything is possible. And m just not talking reading. 

What say? M I right or m I right? 

Share your thoughts. 

Happy Reading !!