Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Design Your Cover

Hello Everyone,

    Long time, since I have participated in any blog-fest right? Yeah!! Here is an awesome blog-fest , DESIGN YOUR BOOK COVER at Writers Journey by Teralyn Rose. Thanks to her, that we have this post!! 

   I am supposed to create a cover, for my WIP and post it here by 31st of August. Here is the cover: *Drums Rolling ... TADA*
  I know, this is pretty shitty, due to my extra-ordinary dexterity with art *AHEM .. AHEM* .. Kindly bear with me. Let me check out the other covers in mean time.

  The Log-Line of the book is: Sacrifice of a dumb Army officer who considers his team as his only family as recollected by member of his family.

   Once I complete the same, I would be glad to send copies to all.  I took the freedom of sharing few things about the book for other blog-fests.  Want to know a little more??  Here you go:

with warm regards

Monday, August 29, 2011

Seven Commandments -- Animal Farm

Animal Farm, Animal Farm George Orwell
Animal Farm
         I started reading the book Animal Farm just today. I am so Animal Farm, Animal Farm George Orwellimpressed by it that I would like to post an excerpt from it!! Ha Ha!! 

         This book is by George Orwell. The book explores the concept of communism from a different angle. In this book, animals in a farm revolt and drive away their human master. They decide that all animals are equal they are all brothers. What begins with enthusiastic note, turns into tragedy. Few pigs become the ruling class and keep on exploiting the animals in the name of common good. It is must read for everyone I believe.

Domestic Animals, Animals, Animal Farms
Domestic Animals
Here is a small excerpt from the book Animal Farm. The animals make seven commandments for themselves and they are as follows

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Pig -- Seven Commandments

  1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. 
  2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
  3. No animal shall wear clothes.
  4. No animal shall sleep in a bed. 
  5. No animal shall drink alcohol.  
  6. No animal shall kill any other animal. 
  7. All animals are equal.


      Well, if you have to make two commandments for yourself / your kids at home / your better half this very moment, what would they be?? Do let me know!!
No to alcohol, ban alcohol, no alcohol
No To alcohol

      My commandments would be simple
  • No to alcohol (though I didn't yet start)
  • Read at least 1000 words per day

with warm regards

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Reached Hundred and counting!!

Hello Everyone,

  Kind of busy these days and of course lazy too!  So not posting regularly!! You are free to go ahead and curse me / blast me. Hope all is well with everyone.

   Just posting to say thanks to the 118+ followers who keep on supporting me!! Yeah, we reached 100 recently. Thanks to the Writers Platform building Campaign. The campaigners are awesome in extending their support!!

   Thanks a million everyone. Kindly grab this badge:


with warm regards

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign

Hello Everyone,
Just a small, but important announcement:

Rach Writes, is organizing Writer's Platform - Building Campaign on her blog. 

Don't forget to go down there, check out and join the campaign!!

with warm regards

Monday, August 22, 2011

What are you??

Morning Everyone,

 Hoping that you are having a great day and wishing you a great week ahead.

    The other day, I was going through, Chicken Soup For The Soul by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen. The Chicken Soup series, is a collection of everyday stories of people like you and me but inspiring, motivating and fun to read. 

    Here is an extract from the book: A teacher speaking about his profession:


    I have wept for joy at the weddings of former students, laughed with glee at the birth of their children and stood with head bowed in grief and confusion by graves dug too soon for bodies far too young.

    Throughout the course of a day I have been called upon to be an actor, friend, nurse and doctor, coach, finder of lost articles, money lender, taxi driver, psychologist, substitute parent, salesman, politician and a keeper of the faith.

    I am a warrior, daily doing battle against peer pressure, negativity, fear, conformity, prejudice, ignorance and apathy. But I have great allies: Intelligence, Curiosity, Parental Support, Individuality, Creativity, Faith, Love and Laughter all rush to my banner with indomitable support

    And so I have a past that is rich in memories. I have a present that is challenging, adventurous and fun because I am allowed to spend my days with the future.

    I am a teacher ... and I thank God for it every day.


    This is what a teacher looks at herself as. Awe Inspiring right?? How many of us want to become a teacher this very moment? *ME*. Isn't the job of teacher a very very happy one? Isn't teacher, fortunate among all those who labor? My foot!! 

    This very teacher perceives her job as fortunate, her role as important. How many a teachers curse themselves for their job? Curse the students for being naughty / dumb / demanding / .. But this teacher is happy because, he perceives his job differently.

    How do you perceive yourself? Your job? Will change of attitude help you? Will things change in a minute? Just check out and let me know too!!!

with warm regards
Abhishek Boinapalli

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Spartians and Gates of Fire

Morning Everyone,

How is life going on? Hope all is well, at your end by the grace of god. At my end, everything seems to be hectic and yet boring!! Hope I post regularly from now. For today, let us have a book tour. I mean, I am not going to post a review until the later part of this week, but going to show few glimpses of the book I am currently reading.

Gates of Fire:
          Gates of Fire, is a historical fiction novel by Steven Pressfield that recounts the Battle of Thermopylae through Xeones, a Spartan Helot and the sole Greek survivor of the battle.

Here is an excerpt from the book, something astonishing, since the men in question are Spartians:


None of this entered into the scheme of the lady Paraleia, nor Arete either. Her peplos robe was split up the side in the Spartan style, revealing her bare leg to the thigh. This in any other city would have been lewd to the point of scandalous. Yet here in Lakedaemon it was unremarkable in the extreme. This is a leg. We women possess them just like you men. For Spartan males to leer at or ogle a lady in this dress would have been unthinkable. They had beheld their mothers and sisters and daughters naked since they were old enough to open their eyes, both in the girls' and women's athletic training and in the festivals and the other women's processions.

Still these ladies, both of them, were not unaware of their personal magnetism and the effect it produced, even upon a boy in service drawn up before them. After all, wasn't Helen herself a Spartan? The wife of Menelaus,

she whom Paris had carried off to Troy,
the cause of endless suffering
among Trojans and Greeks, and for
whose peerless beauty's sake so many
brave Achaeans lost their lives in Troy
far from their native country.

My goodness, what the hell is it? Spartian men, always training for war aren’t much interested in women?? I thought it would be other way around, since most of them work hard hard  and harder all day, training for war. There are a lot of such fantastic characteristics of Spartians, which the movie couldn’t portray. Have you seen the movie (300)? Have you read the book, is there anything that the movie missed??

With warm regards

Friday, August 5, 2011


Hello Everyone,

Enjoying your day?? I was kind of bored today and went to browse the net. I found some cool jokes on "". Sharing with you all, so that you  can laugh and laugh and tickle your humor bone.

I saw a lady at work today putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly. I inquired as to what she was doing and she said she was shopping on the internet, and they asked for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM "thingy".
Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn't pay enough postage on a letter bomb. It came back with "return to sender" stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits.
I was at the airport, checking in at the gate, when the airport employee asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?" I said, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?" He smiled and nodded knowingly, "That's why we ask."
My mom's friend is a teacher at a nearby high school. Well, one day, she assigned her class a paper on World War 2. The day it was due, one boy came in empty handed. The teacher asked him why. He simply replied, "I went to every library I could find, but I found NOTHING on World War 2. I found a lot of books on World War 11, though."
With warm regards

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Urgals and Kulls and Movies

Morning Everyone,

    Long time, since I posted right? Sorry!! Kind of lazy and busy!! ha ha!! Most of us, read books and enjoy them a lot right? But, when a movie destroys the book, destroys the creativity of the author and shows something stupid, I kinda feel angry about the movie and pity for the folks who can't enjoy the ture story!!

    I caught a glimpse of Urgals in the movie Eragon, today early in the morning. I was astonished to see how ugly they were. Some of the descriptions regarding Urgals and Kulls from Eargon series are here:

Description of Kull From Eldest, When Nar Garzhvog speaks to lady Nasuada regarding combined war effort: 

       He was a magnificent specimen, eight and a half feet tall, with strong, proud--if grotesque--features, thick horns that spiraled all the way around, and a fantastic musculature that made it seem he could kill a bear with a single blow. His only clothing was a knotted loincloth, a few plates of crude iron armor held together with scraps of mail, and a curved metal disk nestled between his two horns to protect the top of his head. His long black hair was in a queue.


Description of Urgal From Brisingr, when Roran and Yarbog have to fight each other:

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       Yarbog stood well over six feet tall. His back was broad, his chest deep, and his arms and legs covered with knotted muscles. His neck was as thick as a bull's, as it had to be in order to sustain the weight of his head and his curled horns. Three slanting scars marked the left side of his waist, where he had been clawed by an animal. Sparse black bristles grew over the whole of his hide.

Urgals, Kulls, Urgals and Kulls
     Kulls were kind of heroes to me, in the sense, the hard work they did, the body they built, the way they were awesome in battle and all. But, the movie turned them into a bunch of overgrown, fat evil fellows with marks all over the face!! This is bad!! I just didn't like it!!Have you seen the movie Eragon? Did the movie, depict the fantasy? the various races and creatures? What do you say?

with warm
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