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Have been away for a while now, I know. Just been busy in the real world and also the reel world.
Just 3 posts last month, that is July 2013.
Was having my final exams and so couldn’t blog much.
So, the first post was under the category of relationships, as usual, titled I..still..love..her..!
Yeah, as the title itself suggests, it was a melancholic post. And if you go through the posts of June 2013, May 2013 and April 2013, you’d realize that there was so much melancholy on the blog. At least I felt so. And I wanted to break-away from it. The melancholy, that is. And I told myself that I won’t be writing another melancholic post for a while at least.
Well, I did keep up my word, as my next post, was not only not melancholic, but also cheerful and a bit sensuous, if I may use the word. Titled, The First Kiss, it was also the longest post I have written in my over 2 years of blogging. Over 2290 words.
It was also widely appreciated and was even selected as one of the best posts among the Blogadda.com’s WOW category, “…And I blushed!
The last post of the month was a review. A book review to be precise.
Review of Keigo Higashino’s Salvation Of A Saint. A perfect murder. No signs of violence. No clues. No mistake by the killer. A perfect crime. Pure logic wins over the case in the end.
Just watched Upstream Color (2013) written, directed and produced by Shane Carruth. It’s the most shockingly disturbing science-fiction movie I’ve watched in a long time! Although not similar to Contagion, something on the same lines about a deadly virus that passes from humans to pigs to orchids.
A thief injects a drug into various people and robs them off their whole money. The victims remember nothing and are left to lead almost wretched lives with no money and an unhealthy body where the parasite keeps growing inside the victims.
Among the lot, two people are attracted to each other and they begin to stay together to support each other. Unknowingly they stumble upon some lines from the novel Walden by Henry David Thoreau and as they pursue it, they finally catch the culprit.
Although the movie is only 96 minutes long, it’s so chillingly slow that it becomes painful and disturbing to watch it. As the plot keeps unfolding, you begin to get disturbed more and more, yet you just don’t want to switch off. You stay until the end to find out what is exactly happening on the screen and why is it happening.
It’s a must watch but you got to be very patient and stay till the end to actually enjoy it.
P.S : I thought of giving it up so many times and switching it off mid-way, but I sat through it. And I don’t regret it a bit.
Hello there! I’ve been away from here for a long time now, I know. Life has kept me busy. There is so much happening both online and offline that it is next to impossible to manage more than one blog at a time. Added to that the endless hours we all waste on all the social networks out there, makes it even more difficult.
Anyway, now that I have a little time and pretty much nothing better to do, am back to updating this blog.
So far, I have received 3 novels from 3 different authors who write novels in 3 different genres, requesting me to review. I was on cloud nine when I got a mail from an author who is settled in London! Just imagine!
First novel, Once Upon The Tracks Of Mumbai, written by Rishi Vohra who resides in Mumbai. It was his debut novel whose protagonist was an autistic kid who spends most of his time in railway stations and near tracks. Was a sweet love story and I totally enjoyed reviewing it.
I was next contacted by Sangeeta Bhargava from London requesting to review her third novel, After The Storm. I was totally overwhelmed and couldn’t believe it. I mean, it wasn’t like my blog was so famous or something. So to get that request from an author who is based in London was totally unbelievable.
The novel was wonderful, set in 1941 and later and a love story of an English teacher and an Indian student was very nicely set.
Although, it was Ms.Sangeeta who contacted me first, I received the novel Offside from Kiran Vijayan before I could receive After The Storm! Kiran contacted me after about a week but I received his novel first. It was a debut novel too and was based around football and puppy love. Was a sweet one.
So, these have been the 3 reviews on request so far. Waiting for other authors to send me their novels so that I can have fun reading them and then post a review on my blog!
Whattay month it has been!
Finished up my 1st Sem exams in February. Started March with a vacation. Went to Saputara, a hill station near Surat, Gujarat with 17 cousins altogether. Later, got myself busy with the management meet Cynosure 2013 organised by our college. And post that, got busy with organising farewell to our seniors. All in a month’s time.
But, the main highlights of March 2013 would be 2 emails from 2 different authors.
One, from Sangeeta Bhargava from UK, London. The author of “Letters to my Baby” and “The World Beyond” had just published her 3rd novel, After The Storm. And she asked me if I’d be interested in reviewing the novel. Of course, I was and she immediately sent me a copy of her novel. Which I received on 31st of March, 2013.
Second email was from Kiran Vijayan whose first novel “Offside” had just released. He too asked me the same thing and I immediately agreed. He sent me the novel and although I received his email later, I received his mail first. Got his mail on 27th March, 2013. That’s why the review of his novel was up before that of ATS.
2 author signed copies in a month! Woohoo! Was and am still on cloud 9!
And March 2013 had also been a good month for blogging because I managed to write as many as 6 posts in the month!
The first post, on 3rd march, was Break up, another post in the category of relationships and thanks to my friend who asked me a wonderful question that got me thinking. “What would you think of a guy who just had a break up without any fight?” was the question. Also, asked the same question to a couple of my other friends and their views have been incorporated in the post too.
Second post, on march 14th, again was under the category of relationships. I will get over you, which was more of a continuation or a reply to “I miss you, Hell I still love you…!” It’s not true love if it doesn’t hurt..!
Third post, on March 16th, was the first ever Free Giveaway on my blog. Giveaway of 10 BigFlix movie coupons. I still have a few. If you want, do ping me! The coupons are valid upto 30th April, 2013, so hurry!
Fourth post, on 21st March, was again under the category of relationships. This post was kinda cute in itself. Titled Love at first meet it was about the conversation between a couple who had been made to meet each other by their families. Yeah, arranged marriage. Turned out pretty well.
Fifth post, on March 26th, was again under the category of relationships. Definitions of love by a besotted lover has so many definitions of love. Totally inspired from one of the conversations that I was having with a friend. She asked me about my opinion on love and what I actually thought about love. That conversation resulted in this post.
That marks the end of March 2013!
Ah, things have been terribly busy.. 2013 has been a roller coaster ride so far.. Post graduation studies, exams, so much to do and so little time.. Endless movies, hanging out with friends, college life.. It’s all taking a toll.. Am so dead tired by the time I return home that I rarely get the time to write or even read..
which explains the dearth of posts this year.. There haven’t been many..
the very first post this year was on the topic, that my blog actually is made up of, relationships - a simple post, a conversation between a guy and a girl, a simple non-personal conversation leading to a tuffle between the two.. and how straight forwardness of the guy ends up hurting the girl.. side effects of love
Oh, it’s February already!!
Yeah, could manage only one post in january
Again, returning to my forte, relationships, the continuation of the most successful series on my blog The “Love is cute” series.. a cute and romantic post, Love is cute – 4, about a young and mischevious couple and their cute cute antic talks. No love is complete without a little jealousy.
The last post for February, category relationships, Bitter Sweet conversations. Maintaining long distance relationships is no mean task. No, really. Especially with the girls. They make mountains out of moles, you know. Just an instance where it happens. A third person becomes the subject of conversation which leads to a small disheartening of the girl. But then, all’s well that end’s well!
So, that’s it for now.. january and February 2013!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.
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