Saturday, September 2, 2017

Equations of a being…..

Reading this particular book was an enthralling experience. The writer Ashutosh gupta has been eloquent in expressing his felling and desires. Reading his work made me aware and realize someone else’s perspective on trivial issue and was agape by his writing skills and his proficiency in language. He certainly possesses exemplary writing skills. Good work Ashutosh.
About presentation of book:
1.       Book is represented in form of chapters presumably different stages of life of different emotional phases.
2.       Uncluttered spaces make book reading suppler.
3.       Book shows the tenacity of the writer.
About the book itself:
1.       The book is profoundly written.
2.       The chapters are well contrived and it is easy to go through.
3.       It took me 2 hours to finish the book as its contents were well sought out.

4.       The book content stands out and it shows it is well contemplated.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Why Should I love you…?????

A great initiative by Half Baked Beans, and good work always pays off. I received the book before scheduled and amazon has always been apt. Well the writer Kamal Paneru has fascinated me with his was of storytelling. As the book progresses his choice and plot seems realistic and appropriate. This is not just another engineering college romcom rather a story that deals with love pain triumph and it also deals with an aspect of orthodox society. The story has been beautifully woven around protagonist an odd call that changes into friendship which with time evokes love and lastly resulting in loss pain and agony. Kamal I would certainly be reading your second book.
Spoiler alert:
Protagonist Raunak is smart lad intelligent modest and simple his character will make you correlate if u have ever been in love. A small-town boy who has high morals and values. Another important character is Juhi lady love of Raunak and her character is strong and holds the story together. Juhi comes from a family with orthodox values and strict rules for a daughter. I felt pity for what juhi has to bear and it is a harsh reality of our prevailing social stigma that we bear. While megha was a breath of fresh air for the story. The book deals with some issues that is not much talked about. The story is captivating and made me finish the book in a single sitting.  I would not reveal the plot as one must read to find it out and feel. Writer must be perplexed regarding the ending….  


Monday, January 27, 2014

2013 Done and Dusted - Part 2

                      February marked to the beginning of new era when our friends started marrying and settling into there lives same happened to our group and the 1st one to fall was Rajeev Ranjan aka aapna Manta. The event saw a reunion of old pals and those momentous college days were relived sitting and having a gala time by road side in front of Patna Mahavir mandir was fun.
                         April again kicked in some action back into my life finally we planned and pinned to our prolonged delayed idea of white water rafting and camping by Ganges in Rishikesh. To add to it we ended up bungeeing as well from India's   only adventure zone Jumping Heights.The feeling was immaculate omniscient. The nearing ground vanquished my fear of height and fall to death.
                         loosen up live the life you have always dream't of because there are certain that are due to happen and all we can do is enjoy or disdain its existence.
      June July marked to a voyage of life time this one particularly was to pacify our religious desire, our voyage took us to the beautiful land of J&K our road trip began from Delhi with 6 folks and tons of excitement for Srinigar. Then saw places like Gulmarg Sonmarg Pehalgam and wandered around Srinagar.and someone rightly said the true heaven on earth is Here. We winded up our site seeing and buckled our shoes for the ultimate trip of our life "The Holy Amarnath Yatra" into the wilderness to holy amaranth caves of Shiva Ice Lingam. We started our trek to holy caves from Pehalgam. The serenity and view was pristine ethereal and our sole presence to those sacred land fulfilled the acrid desire of our voyage. I felt blessed overjoyed to have witnessed the folklore this tour ended us getting blessed up at holy shrines of Ma Vaishno Devi and then we headed back to Delhi preserving all those memories deep down within.
                               September took me back to Munger to witness my first Encounter with flood in Mighty Ganges and its effect to the commoner, Ganges  show us how tiny and insignificant we are in comparison to the vast extent of forces of nature.water Submerged every inch of land around its vicinity. Eventually November saw me getting married and courtesy of which ended up getting the longest leave of my life about a month. Getting married have brought some sense of responsibility and so far it has proven out to be a roller coaster joy ride. Arranging a new place and all hard work have paid off and am all set to begin life's new chapter and luckily have been blessed with a very understanding and talented wifeee Shipra.
                               December brought some unexpected news of grief and sorrow my wife lost her mother, it came in as a shock to every one in the family. It altered the course  of which we have planned our due course of life. I too have missed her as have not been fortunate enough to have witness her company but she was a cheerful lady, elegant and beautiful human. It was a very tough time for Shipra and the time ahead are again tough and critical, just pray to god that she holds it together.
                           December end saw a pilgrimage to the adobe of Lord Krishna in Vrindavan and Gowardhan Parikrama of 21km bare foot the darshan of lord banke bihari was sublime bliss. The entire year was a joyous ride met few great people Raman Munna and Firmed friendship with few Sameer. Identified some some not so great people.

Life is always unpredictable no one is sure enough of what it has to offer all we need is to be prepared to enjoy the available stances be brave enough to handle the catastrophe life has to offer .
            CHEERS TO LIFE CHEERS 2K13.

2013 Done and Dusted- Part 1

A year comprise of 365 opportunities 365 beginning for a better tomorrow 365 new possibilities. Optimism for better days ahead and dawn of a new day.This post of mine is not about new tear resolutions, I know I have failed in past to keep up with them. Its rather about acknowledging 365 momentous days I lived in vitality. When i reminiscent to the days that have passed I feel blessed to have witness a lot in a short span.
                                     It is Rightly Said " WHO LIVES SEES BUT WHO TRAVELS SEES MORE "
Will at-least try to summarize this blog eventfully introspecting diligently to the details.
         2013 started with a bang was blessed with almighty's blessing at Ajmer Sherif Dargah and Lord Brahma (World only Brahma Temple) at Pushkar. Being in pushkar was a total bliss and marked  an amazing beginning to the new year. Sitting in trance and watching the sun set by the Brahma Sarovar was a delight. The small trip marked my first voyage to Mighty Rajasthan places visited Jaipur Ajmaer pushkar not to forget pushkar might be small but can render you with some serious gastronomical issues its a foodies paradise.
  Late January marked another tour to the land of mystic mountains Sikkim,this particular trip started on Jan 24th and ended on a high note on 30th Jan. We traveled to some exotic and pristine location one can think of.

We witnessed some some of the most beautiful serene place in this world what I felt was priceless, travelling by picturesque teesta river paragliding snow and witnessing 1st time below freezing temperature was  numerous of such encounters.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ecstatically Your's

Read some where and its worth sharing........

10th grade
As I sat there in english class, I stared at the girl next to me. 
She was my so called 'best friend'. I stared at her long, silky hair, and wished she was mine.
 But she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. After class, she walked up to me and
 asked me for the notes she hadmissed the day before. handed them to her.
 She said 'thanks' and gave me a kiss on the cheekIwant to tell her,

 I want her to know that I dont want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, 
and I dont know why.
11th grade
The phone rang. On the other end, it was her. 
She was in tears, mumbling on and on about how her love had broke her heart.
 She asked me to come over because she didn't want to be alone, so I did. 
As I sat next to her on the sofa, I stared at her soft eyes, wishing she was mine.
 After 2 hours, one Drew Barrymore movie, and three bags of chips, she decided to go to sleep.
She looked at me, said 'thanks' and gave me a kiss on the cheak. I want to tell her,
 I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy,
 and I dont know why.
Senior year
The day before prom she walked to my locker. 
"My date is sick" she said,"hes not gonna go" well, I didn't have a date, and in 7th grade,
 we made a promise that if neither of us had dates, we would go together-just as 'best friends'.
 So we did.Prom night, after everything was over, I was standing at her front door step.
I stared at her as she she smiled at me and stared at me with her crystal eyes.
 I want her to be mine, but she doesn't think of me like that, and I know it.
 Then she said- "I had the best time, thanks!" and gave me a kiss on the cheek.
 I want to tell her, I want her to know that I dont want to be just friends, 
I love her but I'm just too shy,
 and I don't know why.

A day passed, then a week, then a month. Before Icould blink, it was graduation day. 
I watched as her perfect body floated likean angle up on stage to get her diploma.
 I wanted her to be mine-but she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. 
Before everyone went home, she came to me in her smock and hat, and cried as i hugged her.
 Then she lifted her head from myshoulder and
 said- 'you're my best friend, thanks' and gave me a kiss on the cheek. 
I want to tell her, I want her to know that I dont want to be just friends, 
I love her but I'm just too shy,
and I don't know why.

Now I sit in the pews of the church. That girl is getting married 
That girl is getting married now. I watched her say 'i do' and drive off to her new life,
 married to another man. I     wanted her to be mine, but she didn't see me like that,
 and I knew it. But before she drove away,she came to me and said 'you came!'.
 She said 'thanks' and kissed me on the cheek. I wantto tell her,
 I want her to know that I dont want to be just friends,
 I love her but I'm just too shy, 
and I don't know why.

Years passed, I looked down at the coffin of a girl who used to be my 'best friend'.
At the   service, they read a diary entry she had wrote in her high school years. 
This is what it read: "I stare at him wishing he was mine; but he doesn't notice me like that,
 and I know it. I want to tell him, I want him to know that I don't want to be just friends, 
I love him but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why. I wish he would tell me he loved me! 
'I wish I did too...' I thought to my self, and i cried

Monday, February 11, 2013

Part 1:- Amidst uncertainty which always glooms with me defying all the odds finally YES finally post almost 3 years in service the LTC was long due I oops rather we finally manage to pull it off. Sameer , Lalit, Prem, Munna, Raman, Rajesh, Mohit, Prem and me (Amit kumar singh) had previous stints of numerous discussion, multiple location and sessions after session went in vain but its true sometime u decide things in a whisker. The consensus was unanimous for Sikkim (the land of mystique. It’s been about a week but when I raconteur I feel delighted ethereal and the experience was surreal. Though it is almost difficult to express some of the things we experienced and confine them to lucid language because u need to be there to experience the pristine and tranquillity that prevails there.
Day 1: Delhi->Bagdogra->Kalimpong           Date: 24/01/13
 Distance: 1500 Km -> 75 Km
 It was an early start of the day we had to assemble at New Delhi express metro station by 8 in the morning as usual i was running late and which in turn resulted others excuse of following my footsteps. Well we finally reached airport terminal 3 and to our surprise the flight was running my was (haha late by an hour and half), We had an enjoyable and extended photography session at the terminal. So i was suspicious and anxiety gloomed as i was about to get hands on with my first short with flying and yes that felt great the best of the feeling came while takeoff and at touchdown. It was an exceptional 2 hours of my life flying. So we reached Bagdogra and we had a nice start as our driver was already waiting for us to continue to next leg of our journey. We set off to our voyage on a high note with 6 days of nonstop travel and exposure to the land of mystique and less known. Our transfer from airport to the 1st destination involved rigorous and some skilled driving alongside devastating and lucid river testa, we passed few hydro power projects under construction to our surprise we were informed that in few years the road the village we were travelling through would be submerged and would be galloped by Teesta. It took nearly 4 hours and tiresome journey for us to reach Kalimpong.
High’s of the day: My 1st flight : Travelling alongside Teesta for almost 50km : surreal landscape
Low’s of the day: tiresome travelling
Day 2: Kalimpong->Gangtok Date:25/01/13 Distance: 80 Km Exploring kalimpong : it is small hill town in west Bengal with some magnificent and vivid landscape, from vast mountains to a river flowing through the valley and above all we had our 1st stint with mount Kanchenjunga from our hotel window. We conquered one of our fear of height here as we plunged into the 1st opportunity of paragliding at deolo hill, later we went to Durbin Dara monastery to our bad luck the head lama at monastery died a day ago hence the entry to the monastery was restricted to lama’s and to other Buddhist. We ended our day with moving from Kalimpong to Gangtok with another adventurous road trip.
High’s of the day: paragliding the experience itself felt great, as soon as I jumped from the cliff and my legs left contact from ground I felt sane WITH GAINING altitude and the gush of cold and pure air made me believe things were real and it was me flying- flying high, rising. I never wanted to come out of that utopia. Though what i felt was ephemeral but would certainly remain with me forever.
Low’s for the day: None what so ever for the day Click here for Kalimpong’s photos travelling
Day 3: Gangtok->Nathula Dated: 26/01/13 Distance: 55 Km
Conquering indo Chinese border on the eve of republic day, another day with vivid feeling from patriotism to gusto in every member of our group, Respect for our border force and there can be nothing that can compensate to what they sacrifice for protecting us, Nathulla border is somewhat stifle from the outer world and one need to get a prior permit to visit the place. The day also embarked travelling to baba mandir and Tsomgo lake which is holy for the local sikkimies.
High’s of the day: altitude of 14200 ft Sub zero /below zero temperature and u can literally fell your heart doing the extra work to make u breathe Vivid landscape at that altitude Yes snow and the spark that make you were sunglasses and can arouse the child in you to play with snow and throw snow balls at each other. Low’s of the day: 2 of our friends suffer due to high altitude and yes cold that can make u go numb but you might fell in love with it for sometime. Click here for NAthuls's Photo To be continued........

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The My Side of Me:

We humans are ubiquitous, so blitzed with work and things around us that we forget small pleasures and there wonders. We are in an age where being funny isn't funny, where we rarely sing aloud and shout celebrating our success. We are vortex by our day to day problems, probably if we consider and ponder we would figure out those weren't problems were just confinements and the only obstruction was taking the 1st step.
 When I think back I realize that the last quarter of the year that passed was completely washed off with similar thought process and so called problem which leaves me with a question. How creative and fruitful my approach was? This simply means I was part of the problem rather than actually trying to solve the problem. We humans acclimate very well and for the rest of the world delusion works wonderfully. We tend to live in a parallel paradox world with multiple roles to play and eventually we forget who we are and gradually we become an adversary of our own individuality. 
                                                                   The materialist needs and the aghast of failure has outwit who we are and converted us to feel breed and sense things the way others do. It took me fairly a long time to introspect and realize how far and rather how pirated I have been. The things that made me happy once hardly made any sense now. I had to depend on excel sheets to keep track of my sinking account. Gloomed and doomed I eventually had to get back to my old friend “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” a splendid creation and marvel. So I would not be quitting my job but have really found the ways of discovering happiness, as far as things are concerned it’s probably a nice start to new year with new promises and aspiration. Few Important agendas this year:- TRAVEL  TRAVEL &  Photography