Friday, 14 April 2017

Nano Fiction 51 : Losing The One You Love

Losing the one you love..

Your eyes will never stop searching for them in a crowd.

So many people become stories and poetry, but they hardly know!

Not all of us have a happy ending, some are just tragically beautiful.

When you lose once in a lifetime kind of people, there is no way to deal with the loss.

The loss of a lover, for any reason is a heartbreaking experience. Some never fully recover. There might always be a small place in your heart that holds the pain of this experience. You shared something profound together. And suddenly one day it's gone. The sudden awareness that you can't call them and be comforted is worst.

Her hair no longer on your pillows. 

His toothbrush no longer by your sink. 

Her perfume no longer lingering in the air. 

His shirts missing from your closet.

That stuff hurts.

Your broken heart wants to know how love, which is obviously a giant lie told by people to destroy others, still exists in the world. 

You see happy couples doing all the cute things that you were just doing a few months ago and you think "it won't last" or "I hate them."

And who the hell are these people announcing their relationships and engagements on Facebook? Don't they know that the world ended?

After all, love only leads to pain, right? That's how it feels. Love itself is at fault.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Nano Fiction 50 : Home

You are worthy of love and belonging, just by way of having been born into this beautiful planet.

You deserve to be loved fiercely.

You deserve to be loved by a man who knows how to love hard, know you inside out- your fears, worries, insecurities, phobias, and doubts, and want even more to love you through every last one of them for who you are at your beautiful core.

Who wants to see you at seven a.m. with eyes that only open halfway and strands of hair stuck to my bottom lip.

A man who understands that love is shown through the little things. 

Same like talking to an all-time-soul-understanding-friend and having a one-life-time conversation with a heart friend leaving the best footprint over the years.

It is in the soul of an individual to be with the one where life will automatically transforms into the best adventures experiencing the roller coaster ride worth trying, all filled with amazing and awe. They understand your needs, even before you say it out.

It isn't about looks, nor money but the simplicity in life that is so attractive together. Knowing you could survive anywhere as long as you are together.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Nano Fiction 49 : You Deserve Someone Who

You deserve someone who -

Does not think your relationship is too old to flirt with you.

Is totally transparent to you.

Writes to you.

Doesn't belittle you.

Loves you fiercely despite those nasty 3-4 kgs you put on.

Believes you are worthy of love and belonging.

Knows how to love hard.

Understands that love is shown through the little things. 

Wants to know you. Know the slight line between your elbows. And the shape your furrow makes between your brows. Know how exactly your lips curve into a full-blown smile.

Gives you the most enchanting, stable, and unbreakable entwining you’ve ever known.

Finds a permanent home, not just a halting station in you.

You can walk with. Travel with. And find pockets of magic in grey city dullness.

Love is making a choice every single day, to either love or not love. That’s it. It’s that simple. Either to continue the process or not. You deserve someone who chooses you every damn day.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Book Review : Open-Eyed Meditations : Practical Wisdom for Everyday Life

ISIN: 9788175993907
Genre: Non-Fiction / Self help
Publishers: Fingerprint Publishing House
Price: Rs. 250/-

Open-Eyed Meditations is author Shubha Vilas’ latest offering.

The cover is vibrant as well as simple. The image gives a clear idea of what to expect from the book.

Open-Eyed Meditations is a non-fiction book with a series of chapters based on the teachings of Mahabharata and Ramayana. Each chapter takes up one issue and offers a practical solution to it by linking it to one or more incident from the epics.

Spanning across 280 pages, the book has 64 chapters and each chapter emphasizes some aspect or other of human behavior and how to handle different situations that we encounter in our day to day life.

Shubha Vilas has delved deep into human mind and brought to light varied types of negative emotions and behavior. He has offered solutions to them using from most famous to least known incidents from the epics. Lord Rama, Krishna and Hanuman stand out in the book for their wisdom, fearlessness, dexterity and intelligence. His lessons might appear preachy but if looked closely, they are practical solutions for the modern era.

The language used is a fine balance between rich and simple sentences. Fresh ideas on the subjects of relationships, fears and phobias, and the riveting concept of the X factor, synergy and game changer makes his work distinctive.

Concepts such as fixed, rigid and realistic mindset of humans, emotional, thought oriented and uplifting personalities have been skilfully introduced. Treatment of the process of letting go, importance of time and events on human mind, power of responsibility and possessing an uncomplaining attitude is quite captivating.

Dealing with over analyzing certain things in life, he suggests that we disconnect from lower thought processes and all lower connections when trying to reach for higher goals in life. He gives us techniques to focus and move ahead in life by switching off everything below it. Decision making skills has been impressively dealt with in a chapter that brings forth several circumstances from the Mahabharata.

Several topics like being in service to your surroundings, dealing with emotions like anger and jealousy, how to overcome fear, perfectionism, trained intelligence to deal with a hurt heart, how to deal with negativity and feeling hurt by ones you love the most are dealt with in such a simple way that you need to read and re-read to let it all sink in.

This book is a powerhouse of knowledge and surely deserves a place in every bookshelf. This is a book that has to be read again and again to sharpen and educate our mind into handling different situations that we might encounter in life. It gives a broader picture of life and advises us on how to behave with people, understand each other, relate to problems, handle tough situations and take correct decisions.

I would definitely recommend this book to everyone as it has all the elements that which followed will help us lead a happy and meaningful life. This book will help you learn the art of meditating with your eyes wide open as you keenly observe the world around you and allow it to enlighten you.

After reading this book, I am feeling a positive vibes around me. This book is wonderful and it is urging me to change my way of thinking. This book taught me various lessons and gives me various answers which I was searching. If you are feeling low and need to get inspiration then just read these lines and it will boost up your spirit. This book can be a great gift to anybody.

Rating: This book is a learning experience, it is a precious book which can be read again and again! I felt a mental check with each and every line I read and has given me more intense and deeper internal dialogues with myself. Overall a profound book, deep and mystical one that can change lives! Strongly recommended for one and all.


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Thursday, 16 February 2017

When Two Writers Date

Writers are some of the rowdiest, oddest, charming, whimsical, and brilliant people you will ever meet!

What happens when two writers date?

We curl up on the bed, reading each other’s work. We recommend good books to each other. We talk about the hopefully-attainable dream of writing full-time, as we please, being Authors, Novelists, professional Storytellers with published stories. We talk about collaborating. We give each other feedback, knowing full well that we’re as honest as we can be with the bias of being in a relationship. We help each other through tricky plot-holes and confusions, even just by acting as a sounding board.

Writers are weird because they are equal parts artist and philosopher; this makes them a nightmare to date, at times.

But the pros ~

Writers love coffee shops. They like drinking coffee because it keeps them awake, which gives them more time to write. Also, lots of famous literary scenes take place in coffee shops, and writers love pretending that their lives are like famous literary scenes.

The thing about writers is that they are alive and they write, and they draw on the experience of the former to work on the latter. If you become part of a writer’s life, you may very well end up in their work. This means they like you and they think about you a lot. Be — or at least act — flattered when this happens.

If in doubt, remember: “Everything you say in bed is going to show up in a poem.” said Saeed Jones!

Writers love harder and deeper than most people. They will love you like they love their favorite book, which honestly should terrify you. Writers are disorganized, spacey, and forgetful — but if you inspire them they will devote themselves to you as if you hold their life in your hands.

When two writers date, they mean what they say and say what they mean. There is no fluff, no sparing of feelings, no stretched truths. We are honest and to the point. There is guaranteed honesty and trust.

There are very few times when you will find a writer at a loss for words. We will find away to articulate those indescribable feelings and confusing times and let you know exactly how we are feeling. There will be no guessing with us. They know how detrimental ambiguity can be to their writing, so they won’t use it in their lives.

Whether it’s going out to dinner, seeing a concert, or traveling the world, they will treat every experience like a story.

Fall in love with a writer because they will not only add you to their story, but also pull your story out of you. They will challenge you in ways you could not possibly imagine and while dating a writer may prove difficult at times, the reward is worth the risk.

They will have to deal with their frustration when they are experiencing writer’s block. Fall in love with a writer because the story inside them is more beautiful than anything an ordinary relationship could conjure.

And when they co-write? That is like giving each other half their lifetime, already! And that is capable to get them orgasm – even without touching each other. That is the kind of satisfaction, they give and get.

They have the best social media captions and will help bump up your likes. (winks) Aside from brushing up your grammar and vocabulary mishaps, and enlightening you with F. Scott Fitzgerald, they somehow happen to have the best twitter bios, the best Instagram, Facebook, and they can pull a quote out of thin air.

They have empathy. They know how you feel because they can only imagine it, and not only can they imagine it, but they can vividly picture your backstory, and will always be the first to offer their insight and advice. Writers are very devoted to their work, and are also very devoted to those around them, because their life is their story and everything matters.

Dating a writer means that you will receive love letters. All your long letters and emails are replied to. Quirky notes will turn up in your pockets. Flowery descriptions of everything great about you will be shared on special occasions.

Ever wanted to date a writer? Are you prepared to wade through the coffee addiction, the serious depressions whenever another rejection letter comes in the mail and the possible instability, all so you can enjoy the company of a word-fluent partner who can take you to book launch parties? Wonderful, it is! But when you both kind of sail in the same ship, you have each other to deal with all of this – which is super fun!