Pieces of Emeralds – #BookReview

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One of the most common problems with most of the Indian Writers is that they are limited to one dimensional literature.

Romila has the unique quality of writing in multi dimensional literature.

I never thought that I would read a story in poetic form.

Yes this is micro fiction for you. So much expressed in just 30 words or sometimes even less. 

PIECES OF EMERALDS is a compilation of micro stories in a poetic manner .

I appreciate the way the author has written her heart out through these tiny tales.

Every story is related to the previous story read. A story of every young girl.

The flow of language and usage of words are very unique and meaningful.

To quote how she has written – below is one of the stories, 

I woke up and brewed some coffee

Because I knew I had to get out from under

The covers and get under the sun.”

Pros : ( Why Should You Read This ) 

1 : Well Written collection.

2. : If you are a poetry lover

3: If you are a Short story Lover

4: It is short and sweet. The book will not take more than 30minutes. 

Cons: (Why should you not read this)

1. If you are expecting some masala type romance

2. If you are not good in understanding complex sentences

This Piece of work is literature milestone.

Wishing her lots of success ahead. 

You can connect with the author on Twitter & her blog.

Please do buy your copy from amazon from here.

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Coffee with Anurag – Part V

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Today I’m pleased to be sharing Coffee with Shubham Gupta. He is one of my very good friends on Twitter.

He describes himself in his words : Software engineer by profession, a fitness freak by passion and a foodie by choice. A gadget freak and love to keep myself updated with all tech related events around the world. I love to call myself as a humor being. Believe in simplicity and innovation at every second. Invite me for dinner only if you prepare “rajma chawal”.

Read on below to find out more about Shubham.

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Rapid Fire

1. Current relationship status – In a relationship 

2. Coffee, tea, neither, or both? –  Jo jaldi mil jaye

3. 5 people you love the most – Family, GF, Friends, Turtles, Everyone

4. Something that annoys you – People driving the wrong side of the road and blocking the traffic

5. Smell you love – Her’s

6. Twitter or Face book?  What’s Facebook?

7. Bed size-  King Size

8. Spicy or sweet –  Spicy

9. Most unexpected moment of your life – My birth

10. How tall are you? Very tall 

What I

1. Know-  Nothing

2. Need- Truth

3. Love- Simplicity 

4. Want- world peace

5. Wear – fake smile 

Where do you find your inspiration in life to do anything you want to? 

My past

What is your favourite social media platform and why?

Twitter

Name three people whom you know on the internet with whom you wish to share a drink and meet for dinner?

Modi, Shirley, Alia

What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?

Best Purchase : Car

Worst Purchase : Smart Watch

Which aspect of your life is going really well right now and which aspect could you use some help with?

Everything *touchwood*

What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory?

Oh god, from where to start. Had a terrific childhood. 😀

What’s the worst and best thing about being a man? 

Best thing of being a Man : No periods,

Worst Thing of being a Man : NO seat in metro

Do you unfollow someone?

lame-Tweets, no interaction

Words for me 

Seem to be humble, simple, kind hearted person.

What do you think?

Make me smile………leave a comment or question.

Coffee with Anurag – Part IV

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Meetha Karela is a funny, humorous portal on Twitter & Instagram. It’s just to quench the thirst for creativity and make more & more memes, articles, tag lines etc on current affairs, bollywood, politics, media etc.

In his words – I am not a professional writer, like you I work in the real world but for my own satisfaction I handle this account for fun.  Your views, suggestions are most welcome and if you want me to write  on other topics then you can suggest me that even by sending me an email.

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Rapid Fire

1. Current relationship status : Single

2. Coffee, tea, neither, or both? : both but I like coffee most

3. 5 people you love the most : my mom, my dad, Preeti, grandparents, secret admirer

4. Something that annoys you : unsystematic work

5. Smell you love : any good smell

6. Twitter or Face book?: twitter

7. Bed size : king size

8. Spicy or sweet : spicy

9. Most unexpected moment of your life : when she left

10. How tall are you? : 6 feet

What I

1. Know : I am stable

2. Need : love & care

3. Love : family

4. Want : peace

5. Wear : anything in which i’m comfortable

Where do you find your inspiration in life to do anything you want to? 

My parents

What is your favorite social media platform and why?

Twitter coz here I can do whatever I want to do. No one stops me no one knows me, total freedom thats what I like the most about twitter.

Name three people whom you know on the internet with whom you wish to share a drink and meet for dinner?

@romspeaks , @sudeepbose , @froggie_aarti

What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?

Best : mercedes for my mom-dad

Worst : iphoneX

Which aspect of your life is going really well right now and which aspect could you use some help with?

My business is going well & I need help in my personal life which is kind of complicated now.

What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory?

I had crush on my real aunty and she knows this thing and teases me in front of everyone.

What’s the worst and best thing about being a man? 

Nothing is best or worst being a man or a woman, its god gifted.

Best : I can help anyone without being judged

Worst – every time we are judged like a pervert but not all men are same.

Why do you unfollow someone?

Never ever in my life, I respect everyone’s individuality if someone annoys me then I will ignore her or him but not unfollow.

Words for me 

This is a nice initiative to know people apart from tweets and really appreciate your efforts. God bless you bro, have a good & healthy life ahead.

What do you think?

Make me smile………leave a comment or question.

Coffee with Anurag – Part III

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Today I’m pleased to be sharing Coffee with Dr Rohit Singh MBBS MD (Skin & VD).  He is one of my very good friends on Twitter. Rohit is a well qualified young and dynamic Dermatologist based at Uttarakhand. He started his career as a Consultant Dermatologist at KGMU Hospital Lucknow  and after one year he quit his job there and started his own Venture “Dermazone Aesthetic Skin Laser Clinic” at his home town.

Read on below to find out more about Rohit in his own words.

 

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Rapid Fire

1. Current relationship status –Committed

2. Coffee, tea, neither, or both? – Coffee

3. 5 people you love the most – My parents, My both Sisters, and Myself

4. Something that annoys you – Being disloyal

5. Smell you love – Rose flowers

6. Twitter or Face book? Twitter

7. Bed size- King

8. Spicy or sweet – Sweet

9. Most unexpected moment of your life – one of my juniors proposed me in college days.

10. How tall are you? 6’1

What I

1. Know- Medical science, Politics, Religion, Sports,

2. Need- A peaceful life

3. Love- Cooking, Travelling , Reading

4. Want- Disease free world

5. Wear – Mostly Blazers

Where do you find your inspiration in life to do anything you want to? 

From my father

What is your favourite social media platform and why?

Twitter, Because it is open platform for all. I have interest in politics and sports so that I am here at twitter.

Name three people whom you know on the internet with whom you wish to share a drink and meet for dinner?

Romila, Dr Rajan, Shruti.

What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?

Best purchase- Suits from Paris

Worst – 2 Blazers from Dubai mall

Which aspect of your life is going really well right now and which aspect could you use some help with?

Professional & personal life both are going really well. And I am happy with them.

What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory?

I failed at 9th standard

What’s the worst and best thing about being a man? 

Worst thing : Any woman can put baseless allegations

Best Thing : Don’t have to endure pain for 5 days in month

Do you unfollow someone?

Sometimes, If we have different thinking, Ideology.

Words for me 

I don’t believe in gentleman look, I believe in gentleman behaviour. Your behaviour with your friends is enough to make you great human being. 

What do you think?

Make me smile………leave a comment or question.

Coffee with Anurag – Part II

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Today I’m pleased to be sharing Coffee with Sudeep Bose. He is not a blogger, not a writer or a reader. He is active on Twitter and a good friend of mine. He is born-brought up-educated in Lucknow and worked at Kolkata and Gurgaon. He is very passionate about travelling and history. He is a sales professional who has been associated with Telecom sector and Startups.

Read on below to find out more about Sudeep in his own words.

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What I

1. Know – History and politics

2. Need – A Good Life

3. Love –  Travelling and Music

4. Want – Lots of money

5. Wear –  Jeans a lot

Where do you find your inspiration in life to do anything you want to? 

– Anyone who does good work within my circle/profession.

What is your favorite social media platform and why?

– Twitter, because From postmen to politicians, celebrities to sales assistants, on Twitter *everyone* has a voice – and sure knows how to use it and just as it reduces the opportunity for vanity, so too, it is more about mutual interaction than one-up-manship.

Name three people whom you know on the internet with whom you wish to share a drink and meet for dinner?

– @romspeaks @Anuragisalone @KarelaMeetha

What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?

-The best purchase has to be my pair of jeans

The worst purchase is also pair of my jeans

Which aspect of your life is going really well right now and which aspect could you use some help with?

– Professional life is going really well and I wish some positive changes in financial and designation wise to happen.

What’s the worst and best thing about being a man? 

  • Worst thing : Any woman can put baseless allegations
  • Best Thing : Accessibility has no security issues

Which historical figure wasn’t as amazing as most people think they were?

– Chandragupta Maurya

Words for me 

– The most important thing is quality, not quantity. That’s why we have to strive to have good, reliable and understanding friends, but not false and lying fakes. I feel  it’s easier to find a girlfriend or a boyfriend than a real friend. That’s why we should appreciate our friends and never let them down.

Rapid Fire

1. Current relationship status – Committed 

2. Coffee, tea, neither, or both? – Tea 

3. People you love the most – Parents, my younger brother and Romila 

4. Something that annoys you – Being disloyal 

5. Smell you love – Jasmine flowers 

6. Twitter or Facebook? – Twitter

7. Bed size – Queen 

8. Spicy or sweet – Spicy

9. Most unexpected moment of your life – Getting reply in DM on Twitter. 

10. How tall are you? – 5’9

Thanks for this great interview Sudeep. 

I hope you liked reading about him and if you wish you can connect with him, just a tweet away.

What do you think?

Make me smile………leave a comment or question.

DARKNESS

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There is a road that is lonely,

with living dead that don’t make a sound

The heart, moving through a burrow

has just darkness, darkness, and more darkness

like a wreckage.

We depart from this life, going deep into ourselves,

drowning inside our hearts,

Where the soul lived in the shell of the skin.

TIARA-18 MONTHS OF JOY

Tiara turned 18 months old on September 12th. She may only be 18 months old, but she seems so much older to me! Maybe it’s the whole new age child thing. This month Tiara has started making the craziest facial expressions. She probably gets it from me as I can’t hide my emotions at all. My face always gives me away! I thought I’d include some of her faces for this post!

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I’ll never forget that evening of March 12th, 2017 when the first time I saw them both. My wife looked so happy. My daughter was in the cubicle by the bedside and the nurse was about to take her away to get weighed. She was so beautiful and petite. My wife convinced the nurse to come back in five minutes since ‘her Papa had waited for long for a cuddle’. She was just beautiful, and I couldn’t believe she was ours. I’ll never forget those first few moments together as a family of three. I was so proud of my wife and so relieved and happy to be with her, knowing that our lives would never be quite the same again.

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At 18 months old Tiara is able to do all of the things a toddler her age should be able to do including:

Use 3 words/point to the desired object

She can also do everything that an 18-month-old will probably be able to do including:

Run/use a spoon/fork but not exclusively / point to 1 body part when asked

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Tiara can also do all of the things a toddler her age may possibly be able to do including:

Kick a ball forward / follow a 2-step command without gestures

And she can also do all the things an 18-month-old may even be able to do including:

Identify 1 picture by naming/use 50+ single words / Operating mobile so flawlessly

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It talks about where children this age are in their emotional and intellectual development and at this age, I really can see Tiara’s growth in those areas. She is demonstrating a variety of emotions and behavior now…which isn’t always so fun for us haha! I know people joke about women being a roller coaster of emotions, but now….I believe it’s true. One second she will be MAD or SUPER upset then BAM! She’ll start cracking up and be totally happy.

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Her little fits last only a few mins but her scream are horrible, she flails her body violently, and she pitches the fits pretty often. I know it’s a phase and it’s one we will all have to work through together. I do LOVE this age and there are so many wonderful things about it, but the “oh Tiara” portions I could do without

Had to end on the funniest faces EVER.

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