Saturday, December 31, 2011

Good Sites To Browse When Bored

Hello All,

 Hope the plans for the NEW YEAR EVE are going well. I am kind of bored though. By the time this post would be published, I would have been riding my dads bike on a wild goose chase kind of adventure!! :-) .. Yippe!! 

  Ever wondered what to do when bored on the Internet? Got irritated trying to browse through all those TROLL pictures on the facebook? Here is a list of websites which I surf often (to pass time online). 

In case you too derive happiness by reading something, in case you want to read something to come out of boredom then check these sites out:

  • Damn Interesting
    • Pros: This is one good site where you can find many many interesting facts related to Web, War, Humans, Science, Technology and you name it. 
    • Cons: The frequency at which site is updated is very low. I don't find many new articles online.
  • Interesting Thing of the Day:
    • Pros: Good number of posts, updated regularly, covers a variety of topics
    • Cons: The posts are very very lengthy and can bore you down again
    • Pros: This site has everything you need. From games, quizzes, finding insults, humour, Music and ....
    • Cons: The design of website suggests that it is a pure gaming site. Many people walk away from the same.
    • is a magazine about everything in and around USA. Including news, articles and info about arts, culture, politics, health, sport, Politics ...
  • Blogs:
    • Pros: When you are bored, find a writing challenge online and keep following all the blogs that participated in them. You will be intrigued by the stuff written, creativity and such
    • Cons: Need to search a little and can be little hard
  • Visit My blog:
    • Yeah, visiting my blog is fun too I guess. Have fun and let me  know what all can be done to improve this blog, to take it to next level and to convince people in buying me a beer of two.
    Are there any good sites you guys visit? Do let me know! Is new year party going well? Enjoying it to the core? Do let me know!!
with warm regards
Abhishek Boinapalli

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Afraid? Me? Well .. Hmm .. Yeah ..

Hello Everyone,

   How is the week going on? Mine is good thanks to Christmas, Boxing day, New Year and all. Well ... My apologies too, for I am becoming more and more lazy in posting / blogging / commenting / carrying out my daily routine. 
   Were you afraid anytime? Had insecurities? Hmmm.. yeah, I do have them even now. I am afraid of the unknown. Sometimes about being left alone by my friends (for whatever the reason), afraid of failing and afraid of being ridiculed. 

    Few moments ago *read .. before starting this post* I was reading the GUNS OF NAVORINE by MacLean, Alistiar. The book is of genre World War II fiction. *I shall do a review of the book and give out more details from it later*. For now, I am impressed by the book and intend to complete it yet enjoy every reading the book.

Here is a small excerpt from the book:

 "Now I know you _are_ new to this game, Andy." He smiled again. "Maybe you think I was laughing and singing all the way up that cliff? Maybe you think I wasn't scared?" He lit a cigarette and gazed at Stevens through a cloud of drifting smoke. "Well, I wasn't. 'Scared' isn't the word--I was bloody well terrified. So was Andrea here. We know too much not to be scared."

      "Andrea!" Stevens laughed, then cried out as the movement triggered off a crepitant agony in his boneshattered leg. For a moment Mallory
thought he had lost consciousness, but almost at once he spoke again, his voice husky with pain. "Andrea!" he whispered. "Scared! I don't believe it!"

     "Andrea _was_ afraid." The big Greek's voice was very gentle. "Andrea _is_ afraid. Andrea is always afraid. That is why I have lived so long." He stared down at his great hands. "And why so many have died. They were not so afraid as L They were not afraid of everything a man could be afraid of, there was always something they forgot to fear, to guard against. But Andrea was afraid of everything--and he forgot nothing. It is as simple as that."

  He looked across at Stevens and smiled.
      "There are no brave men and cowardly men in the world,my son. There are only brave men. To be born, to live, to die--that takes courage enough in itself, and more than enough. We are all brave men and we are all afraid, and what the world calls a brave man, he, too, is brave and afraid like all the rest of us. Only he is brave for five minutes longer. Or sometimes ten minutes, or twenty minutes--or the time it takes a man sick and bleeding and afraid to climb a cliff."

So what do you think? It is wrong to be afraid? The books says guarding against all physical dangers is how you survive @war field. But what about insecurities of the heart? of the mind? Is there a way out?

with warm regards
Abhishek Boinapalli

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Review ~ The Heart and the Fist

Hello Everyone,
How is life going on? Enjoying the weekend? Planned a lot? Hope it all goes well. I have been reading a little of late and here is a review of the book I was going trough:

The Heart and the Fist
The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL by Eric Greitens

      After the disastrous reading of SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper which had no action, no intensity of what a book on SEALS must have, I was left searching for a good book on SEALS.

    I picked up the Heart and the Fist as it sounded a little weird to be a book on SEALS. As soon as I started going through the book Heart and Fist by Eric Greitens, I was damn sure I wouldn't put down the book until I am done with it. I thought I was reading the wrong book more than once because the first part was all about Humanitarian aid and life of people who faced choas.

    What is striking is not just the work done by author in his tours in Bosnia Rwanda Boliva. But the way in which he inferred why he is working, the way in which he explains what has to be done, the way he shows that people in relief camps have to go back to thier normal life. The determination with which he keeps on going to help people, the conviction he has to bring a smile on someone's face are all inspiring.

    Eric Greitens speaks and his words do appeal to the human heart about the kids in Boliva homes, in war trodden zones of Rwanda and Bosnia. The authors approach to stories of faith and struggles of people is awesome.

    When the second part of the book, explianing why author choose to join the armed forces of USA begins, you are ready for an action packed book on Navy Officers and then on SEALS. The training phase, the HELL week, the stress and pressure on everyone during training are all covered well. All the time speaking from heart, speaking about courage, pain, endurance, training, grit and sweat. I loved the chapter on HELL week and the calm and coolness with which it is described.

    The diplomatic struggles the author had, the challenges he faced as Officer, the way he needed to find out solutions to problems caused due to paper work / tradition and all such do make you wish you get into the ARMY soon.

Bottom Line:
     I do recommend this book for anyone who wants a new approach to life, who wants to read a little about SEALS and the army

Know any similar books? Kindly do recommend them. Consider buying me a beer or two using the donate option above.

with warm regards
Abhishek Boinapalli

Monday, December 5, 2011

Updates -- My life -- Blogging -- Other goals

Morning Everyone,
Write down goals, goals, charting out goals
    How is life going on? Mine is coming back to normal pace slowly. Life became hectic due to Semester Examinations, work and other such reasons. Missed blogging, blogging friends a lot. 

    Now, that I have six more months before another hectic phase of my life *read next round of exams* I decided to take a few goals and resolutions.

Grace of god, gods grace
Grace Of God
    For the first time of my life, I was afraid of failing in exams and cursed myself like hell for not starting my preparation earlier. But the grace of god was sufficient for me to clear these exams. Clearly understood why not to waste time from now on.

   My goals to be completed before my next exams in June 2012 include:

Major Goals:
  • Exercise regularly and loose about 2 pounds per month or more
  • Prepare well and complete four papers in the next exam
  • Learn the art of creative writing and complete a book say of 60k words
Other important goals:
Horse Riding, Horse Rider, Cowboy on horse, brown horse,
Horse Riding
  • Learn horse riding and ride well for 20 hours or more
  • Earn driving license go on a long ride of 500 km or more on bike
  • Increase online presence with respect to blogging, participation in flash fiction challenges, writing challenges and such
  • Ensure that I read no more than four novels per month

   Hope I achieve them all and learn a lot more. Let me see what I can do about all of them. You have any similar resolutions / aims? Care to share them please and the source of motivation to complete them?

with warm regards

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Show Not Tell -- My entry -- Writing Challenge One

Hello Everyone,

    How is like going on? Enjoying? Hope so. I was reading through a few pages of the novel I wrote. (The novel isn't finished and I am not working on it now). I felt I was telling the story methodically all the time and wanted to edit the same. You know, the tell and not show principle. On the very first page, I needed to show how the MC thinks about a fully overloaded railway compartment. I wanted help and hence I have organized a Writing challenge this on blog here with the same theme. 

Here is my entry:
 The first draft describes the scene this way.

     In the first class compartment I have a berth reserved, where my buddy Ms. Edward is waiting for me. But I, Edward Newgate am in a general compartment. Life teaches many things to us & in them the basic lesson is "survive at all costs". Life of an average human is all about survival, seeing a hope for a better tomorrow, to give a better start for our kids than we have today. All such lessons are not taught in the top B-Schools of my nation. They are taught on the street. Someone aptly put is as "Wisdom is calling on the streets". Such lessons are better learnt in these general compartments, where people from various economic, religious, social backgrounds get going with their lives.
 Well after editing the same scene looks like this.
 The many a spit stains added aesthetics to the relatively new but shitty paint job. "Ahhh... get away get away.. shoo shoo" shouted a teen when a rodent, scavenging for food, started sniffing her heels. People choose to ignore her, clinging to their precious seats in the overcrowded railway compartment while a hawker or two continued traversing the length and breath of the train earning their daily bread, pushing people away, stomping a few and scowling at the rest. I can see the puppy face a child made, trying to coax her dad to buy her a candy as soon as she saw the candy girl.
    In the first class compartment I have a berth reserved, where my buddy Ms. Edward is waiting for me. But I, Edward Newgate am in a general compartment. Life teaches many things to us & in them the basic lesson is "survive at all costs". Life of human is all about survival, seeing a hope for a better tomorrow, to give a better start for our kids than what we have today.
   This too is pretty shitty right? Got any quick tutorial about the SHOW AND NOT TELL rule? Did this rule help you while you were publishing / working on the your book? Got any good book which covers the same? Can you tell me how to edit the passage above? Do let me know.

with warm regards
Abhishek Boinapalli

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Front Butt -- Oh My God

Morning Everyone,

How is your day going on? Enjoying?? 

Well, here is an humorous excerpt from SEAL TEAM SIX Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper. Do check it and have a great day:


My son, Blake, really liked hanging out with the SEAL Team guys, and they loved him, too, especially after a particular incident when Blake was four years old. One day after work, I returned home to find Laura in the kitchen, out of her mind.
“What’s going on?” I asked.
“Little Debbie was over, and they got into Blake’s wading pool. Naked!” Little Debbie was a neighbor’s six-year-old daughter.
“I called her mama and told her. She thought it was funny. You better talk to him.”
So I walked down the hall to his room.
Blake was playing Duck Hunt on the Nintendo, shooting flying ducks with his Nintendo Zapper Light Gun.
“Hey, buddy, how was your day?”
“Good,” he said.
“What’d you do today?”
I left him to his game and returned to Laura in the kitchen. “He’s fine. Didn’t even bring it up. Must not be such a big deal.”
“Oh, no. You have to make him talk about it. He’s probably traumatized.”
So I returned to Blake’s room. A dog on the TV monitor sniffed out the dead ducks in the grass and congratulated Blake.
I became more direct with my questioning. “Did you go swimming today?”
“Well, did anyone go swimming with you?”
“Yep, Debbie went swimming with me.”
“Did you and Debbie take y’all’s clothes off while you were in the wading pool?”
“Debbie took her bathing suit off, and told me to take my bathing suit off.”
“Do you know you’re not supposed to let people see your pee-pee?”
“Yes, Mom told me not to let people see my pee-pee.”
“Well, did Debbie see your pee-pee?”

“Yep, Debbie saw my pee-pee.” He laughed.
“Did you see Debbie’s pee-pee?”
He stopped playing his game and put down the gun. There was a hint of concern in his voice. “You know what, Dad? Debbie doesn’t have a pee-pee.” He seemed to feel sorry for her. “She’s got a front-butt.”

Ha Ha Ha!! Funny isn't it?? I couldn't stop laughing like hell!!! A front-butt!! The kid is cool too in his imagination and analysis!! Wanna read one more funny story from the book? here you go

with warm regards

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Life - As It Goes

Morning Everyone,

   Started the week with a bang? Enjoying it? Mine is okay. Here are few common yet uncommon things in my life.

  • As a kid, I used to be surprised to see, younger & older kids doing homework in bus-stops. Yeah, literally early in the morning, waiting for school bus to arrive, these students used to take out their homework books and started working on it!!  Now Now, today I had the wonderful opportunity to watch a parent doing his son's homework  in the bus-stop!!

  • Well, for a young-man, it is pleasure to watch young girls and to praise / appreciate their beauty. It was so fun earlier to watch them, their beautiful facial features and all. But but, something went wrong and all I can see now are girls clad in scarves and such. This is eye-shore to me!!! The book "Man and Superman" claims that getting married is the biggest business and achievement of women, then how come all these girls want to hide their beautiful faces??

  • When it comes to my life, there are many a things that deserve my attention including college, job (HIKE and PROMOTION), writing and exercise yet yet I am not giving due attention to anything as of yet!! Hope this changes soon!!
with warm regards
Abhishek Boinapalli

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

You thougth You made Fun?? Check This

  Morning Everyone,

    How is life going on? Enjoying the week? Any surprises for you? What are you reading lately? 

   I have grabbed the SEAL TEAM SIX : Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper by Howard E. Wasdin. Well, it looks like we don't need much introduction to the book due to the name.  Take my word, it is a good novel to read. Here is a small excerpt from the book: 

As we camped near the river, sitting around a campfire drinking beer and roasting wieners, a malnourished, mangy cat approached us. It looked too wild to come near us, but it must’ve been desperate for food. We threw it a piece of wiener, and the cat gulped it down. One of us tried to pick up the feline, and it went berserk—claws and teeth everywhere. That cat was bad. We used the suitcase to set a trap for it, propping the lid open and putting a wiener inside. When the cat went inside to eat, we dropped the top and zipped up the suitcase. We laughed. Hearing the cat go crazy in the suitcase made us laugh harder. The cat kept going until it was exhausted.

I got an idea. “You know how we wanted to open the suitcase? If we put this on the road, someone will stop and open it.” So we took the suitcase to the road and stood it up on the shoulder near a bridge. Then we concealed ourselves nearby, lying flat on a slope that descended from the street. We waited awhile before the first car drove by. It wasn’t a well-traveled road.

Another car came by, and the brake lights flashed. Then it proceeded forward, did a U-turn, and came back. It passed us and did another U-turn, finally stopping next to the suitcase. An overweight black woman stepped out of the car and picked up the suitcase. After she returned to the car and closed the door, we heard excited talk, as if they had dug up a treasure chest. The car moved forward. Suddenly, the brake lights came back on and the car screeched to a halt. Three of the four doors popped open, and three people ran out of the car cussing at the top of their lungs.
We tried not to laugh.

What do you say? Good way to have fun right assuming that no one is hurt? Will you seriously try something like that? 

And And, you know any good novel to read? Military fiction books? Do let me know about them. Kind of hungry for books.

with warm regards
Abhishek Boinapalli
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Enemy At The Gates -- Dialogues

Hello Everyone,
The weekend is already here. Hope you all are enjoying the same just like me. Well, I was fortunate enough to watch Enemy At The Gates the other day. Watched it?? Liked it?? 

Here is a small excerpt from the movie. (Taken from Somehow liked it. Just check out:

Man will always be man.

There is no new man.

We tried so hard to create
a society that was equal,

where there'd be nothing
to envy your neighbor.

But there's always
something to envy.

A smile...

a friendship.

Something you don't have
and want to appropriate.

In this world-
even a Soviet one-

there will always
be rich and poor.

Rich in gifts...

poor in gifts.

Rich in love...

poor in love.

     What have you got to say about these lines? Aren't they true? But when we love the other, their smile is important right? Is it possible to love all? And there by ensure we don't envy them?   What does your chain of thought say? Do let me know!

Watched any good military movie? Liked it? Why don't you share it with me? Kindly note, we are trying to make few changes with the blog layout and design. Do let us know if we are messing up with the blog.

with warm regards

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hoping Desperatly??

Hello Everyone,

    What are you reading recently?? Finding anything cool?? Well, I have started with the Percy Jackson and the Lighting thief. This book is kind of cool, you have demigods, non-humans and whole lot of Greek mythology. The concept is simple, the weapon of Zeus, Master Bolt, is stolen and Zeus blames Poseidon. Zeus and Poseidon are fighting against each other and Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon must bring back the weapon to stop war!!

    Here is a small excerpt from the book:


    "The God of Wild Places disappeared two thousand years ago," he told me. "A sailor off the coast of Ephesos heard a mysterious voice crying out from the shore, 'Tell them that the great god Pan has died!' When humans heard the news, they believed it. They've been pillaging Pan's kingdom ever since. But for the satyrs, Pan was our lord and master. He protected us and the wild places of the earth. We refuse to believe that he died. In every generation, the bravest satyrs pledge their lives to finding Pan. They search the earth, exploring all the wildest places, hoping to find where he is hidden, and wake him from his sleep."
    "And you want to be a searcher."
    "It's my life's dream," he said. "My father was a searcher. And my Uncle Ferdinand ... the statue you saw back there--"
    "Oh, right, sorry."
    Grover shook his head. "Uncle Ferdinand knew the risks. So did my dad. But I'll succeed. I'll be the first searcher to return alive."
    "Hang on--the first?"
    Grover took his reed pipes out of his pocket. "No searcher has ever come back. Once they set out, they disappear. They're never seen alive again."
    "Not once in two thousand years?"
    "And your dad? You have no idea what happened to him?"
    "But you still want to go," I said, amazed. "I mean, you really think you'll be the one to find Pan?"
    "I have to believe that, Percy. Every searcher does. It's the only thing that keeps us from despair when we look at what humans have done to the world. I have to believe Pan can still be awakened."

   Liked it?? Do you also believe in something strange / impossible? to keep going? To prevent despair in your life? I do!! I believe I will stop being a glutton! I believe I will become a officer of Indian Army. I believe I can do miracles and be the next Dan Brown / J K Rowling / .. what about you?? Does this make sense??

with warm regards
Abhishek Boinapalli

Monday, October 31, 2011

StraightTalk on getting richer, just by using your mobile

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Morning Everyone,
How is the day going on? Hope all is well!! Mine was good .. so far!!
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with warm regards

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My favorite Quotes -- Revolution 2020

Morning Everyone,
Revolution 2020, Revolution 2020 quotes, Revolution 2020 book cover
Revolution 2020
How is it all going on? Grabbed a good read these days? Well, Yeah, I have. Revolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagath. The official introduction to the books says:

Once upon a time, in small-town India, there lived two intelligent boys.
One wanted to use his intelligence to make money.
One wanted to use his intelligence to create a revolution.
The problem was, they both loved the same girl.

I loved the book a lot. Here is a review for the book and below you can find my favorite lines in the book:
'Looks like we will have to break the door', the maid said
I wondered how I, who had come as a chief guest for a college orientation program, became involved with forcing open random toilets in Varanasi.
'Sounds good,' Raghav said. 'I am sure you will crack something. At least AIEE.'
When people clear JEE, they start using phrases like 'at least AIEEE.'
When girls use vague terms like 'generally', it is cause for specific concern. Or maybe not.
Raghav's advising her? Who is he? A career counselor? Or does he have the license to preach now because he has a fucking JEE rank?
'Love is what your parents give you if you clear the IIT exam', he said
Pouting, she went back to her seat. 'Mr. Editor, don't edit me out of your life, okay?' she said.
Old friends are old friends, Goapl. Boyfriends and all are fine, but they never understand you like old friends can'
'Different? Formal? Is that all you say?' she mocked.
'No .. you look great. But I didn't expect to see you in a sari,' I said.
'Didn't expect what? that your stupid classmate from school could get a real job?' she wiggled her eyebrows, hands on hips.
'Yeah. You are quite stupid."
Every Friday I made rounds of the classes. I kept a three-day stubble to look old enough to be a director.
She picked up a french fry from her plate and threw it at me. She missed. It fell on the sofa.
'Oops, pick it up, please. I can't dirty my own hotel.' she said
I went back to undoing her jeans. Girls wear the most unremovable, tight jeans in the world. I found it impossible to take them off without her help
'All you boys are the same. First you chase, but when you get the girl, you want to be kinds,' she said
'You are my queen, my dear,' I said.
'Cheesy. Conry. Horrible,' she said
How do you come up with a suitable sentence to convey something you have meant to say for years? .... 'I am better than you, asshole'

Well Well, have you read this book? Or any other book by Chetan Bhagath? How do you feel about it? Your opinion on his style?

with warm regards

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

She Reads To Me

Hello all,
How is everything going on? Enjoying the week? Today is the day of fireworks (diwali) back in India. Enjoy yourself.

Today's post is in response to the Short Story Slam Week on blue-bell books. The picture here is the writing prompt. Let your creative juices flow. Don't forget to sign-up here.

Well Well, I am also sharing this poem on Poets United. So welcome to everyone coming from there. Don't forget to check out my amazing contest and to win loads of prizes.

You can hear me right? she asks
though I can't reply back
& with all love, she hugs
my old-ugly-itchy truck trunk

Does she like me alone 
or all trees? I never knew.
Do I love her back/owe her one?
So mature, So decisive, My heart never grew

Wait I do, everyday, at the same 
hour, for her to come & read the story.
I remember not, either the plot or the name
all I want is, the glory in making her merry

Sings she, in her sing-song voice
before leaving, And they lived happily
ever-after. Leaving me with no choice
but to see her leave, dancing merrily


Pathetic job with grammar right? I know!! Let me know how I can improve it? Liked the poem? Don't forget to send some words of praise!! 

Don't forget to visit the contest.

with warm regards

Monday, October 24, 2011

Writers Campaign -- The Whistle

Hello Everyone,

How did the weekend go? Enjoyed? Gonna start the week with a bang? Gonna work for all your dreams? Hope so. I am participating in the Writers Platform Building Challenge. Today's post is for the third campaigner challenge. Here is all I need to do:

Write a blog post in 300 words or less, excluding the title. The post can be in any format, whether flash fiction, non-fiction, humorous blog musings, poem, etc. The blog post should show:
  • that it’s morning, 
  • that a man or a woman (or both) is at the beach
  • that the MC (main character) is bored
  • that something stinks behind where he/she is sitting
  • that something surprising happens.
Just for fun, see if you can involve all five senses AND include these random words: "synbatec," "wastopaneer," and "tacise."   

Lets not waste any more time. Here is my entry:

"Isn't it a pleasure Abhi, to watch the morning sun", spoke John, trying to cheer up a unhappy, bitter Abhi.
"Well, might-be for you."
"Come on buddy, how many people get to watch the sun? Everyday while he is rising?"
"Yeah, you and me, the only cleaning staff at beach, get such a fabulous once in a lifetime chance"
"Ha Ha, you sound pretty irritated even now. This is our summer job. Don't get so cocky", advised John
"Yeah, when your grap has a million dollars under his arse, it is sure fun to clean this wastopaneer on beach every morning."
“Now Now, don't get carried away.  You can't eat it however hungry you are"
"Can't you listen .. grrr .. my stomach is asking me to feed it"
"That is trash aka tacise as little Nikki spells it. Not to eat”  warned John.
“I am fucking bored. I don't like this job and I am gonna quit”
“Oye, we are still left with the main task. Once you are done with it, you are free to quit” spoke John, setting his loose glove right.
“Yeah, I remember, you aren't strong enough to pull that stinking corpse from under the beach-house right?” teased Abhi, with a glimpse of satisfaction about his strong body
“It is only a left-over. Dunno how they could do it.”
“Why, it is perfectly normal to fry fish over camp-fire. What's so special with it?”
“I am vegetarian remember? How can you eat such cute organisms?”
“Shhh.... Can you hear it?”
“Yeah., is it a whistle?” asked confused John

“Damn sure. It is, somewhere very near. Check for the sea-shore”

“I can't see anything. It must be from the beach-house”
“Idiot. It is a dolphin's whistle. Not from a player. I know.” spoke a pepped up Abhi


Well, what do you say? I showed? Is it cool? Is using dialogue easy way to show? Is there any other way to show? I guess showing => using dialogue. Is it so simple? Is there more to it? Got any resources which can guide me? Do let me know!!

with warm regards

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Change -- Poem

If change be the fact of life,
then why in my life is boredom?
The same way it heads, like knife
does, to a man’s doom.

When strength is in me, why I fail
& think of faults that aren’t in me.
Like the wild grass of the woods,
For a change, why not my life be?

Tired I am to plan & engage,
bored I am to eat & sleep,
thirsty I am for a better change,
which never comes to my lap.

I did pray & I did try to begin,
with something new for a change.
I did get the password to login,
among others for a life I love of change.


Do let me know how you feel about it? Liked it? Is this poem true for you too? Faced such crisis ever?

with warm regards

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Critique --- My WIP

Good Morning Everyone,

 How is life going on?? Enjoying? Well, the moment I signed up for writers platform building campaign, I meet a lot of cool people viz authors, readers, bloggers and such. 

We have come together and made a critique group for ourselves This post is for them all. So here are first 250 words of my WIP. Kindly go through the same. 


Title Of Book: 3 things about my Facebook!!
Genre: Young Adult
First 250 words:
  My world was a sweet dream. I was the luckiest man on earth for I got to know whom I love the most. I had a father who loves money more than anything. I had a job that pays me about $200 at a young age of 19. I was confident that I could win the heart of my princess, become rich, become popular and of course famous. And I had ample dreams of becoming a huge, successful author.

       On the fateful morning of Dec 4, the princess of my world, Ms. Ammu, invited me to her home for a get-together. Well everything went well I hope. We all had fun, enjoyed together and had delicious lunch. I was introduced to a young lad that day. Mr. Vinay, Ammu's Boyfriend. Well, I understood
what Harry Potter meant by my internals are filled with lead that very moment. I didn't know what to do then. I also had to hear their story with a smile on my face. A 70mm smile which came from depths of heart.

       Well, I at least understood how outdated I am. How remote I have become from my own, one time classmates. I couldn't answer the questions like "What am I?" & "What the hell I am gonna do now?" Could I move on? Is this what is called as break-up? Isn't this the catastrophe of the century? Half my colleagues were ready to round up Vinay and kick the hell out of him.."


For everyone, who is interested in going into details and reading this a little more: find the first 5 chapters of the book here. Don't forget to let me know how you feel about it.

with warm regards
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