“Give time the time to heal you.”⠀
Based on a true story – the author’s story – this book has won many hearts! ⠀
Anubhav met Zoya on Facebook. And he fell in love with her. It might sound weird – falling for someone without even meeting them, but we’ve all been there! Anubhav waited for Zoya to fall for him. He was patient and so in love. For four years, first as a friend and then as a boyfriend, he was there for her. But a happily ever after is not how this story ends. ⠀
Takeaways and Opinion
The characters were real, the story penned down in beautifully. There was nothing remarkable or ‘mind blowing’ about the story line and I guess that is what makes this so relatable. Each one of us have Anubhavs and Zoyas hidden within and we’ve been there, felt that. This book will unlock a box of memories you never realised you had. ⠀
While it resonates with millions of us, this book is not our everyday tragedy. It ends on a positive note, imparting hope and lessons and paving a way forward. The book ends with a list of realizations and learnings that might cut short years of difficulty for a fresh broken heart. ⠀
Pain can only be eased by time, but this book is a tool that’ll help catalyse the process. This book is proof you’re not alone. ⠀
Book : Why Not Me? by Anubhav Agrawal⠀
Rating : 4/5
Number of Pages : 200⠀
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𝓣𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓮 𝓪𝓻𝓮 𝓽𝓲𝓶𝓮𝓼 𝔀𝓱𝓮𝓷 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓱𝓪𝓿𝓮 𝓽𝓸 𝓯𝓲𝓰𝓱𝓽 𝓯𝓸𝓻 𝔀𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓿𝓪𝓵𝓾𝓮, 𝓽𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓲𝓼 𝔀𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓵𝓲𝓯𝓮 𝓲𝓼 𝓪𝓫𝓸𝓾𝓽.
It’s no secret that I enjoy reading classics. I enjoy the detailed descriptions that help me immerse myself into the world of the characters. And this is precisely why I enjoyed Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar.
The book revolves around a hydro project in Dhauladhar. Rekha, a doctor turned dancer; Khusru, a Kashmiri boy split from his family turned terrorist turned a good man and Nanda, a victim of mob violence from Kerala, all end up as a part of the project.
I loved the ever changing point of views, it was executed beautifully. Khusru’s character arc was perfect. And Rekha was a true inspiration. The details were exquisite, the novel a joy to read. The technical aspects were accurate to the T (which is a rare feat in fiction) and the language was lucid.
I will never forgive Nanda for making me long for a ride up the Dhauladhar hills, for making me wish I was gazing at the snow covered peaks, throwing snow balls at my colleagues and not stuck up in a pandemic struck world sitting within walls of apparent safety.
I wished the book would have an epilogue, an explanation or a glimpse in the life of Rekha after the events subsided. There were a lot of questions left in my mind towards the end. I guess that’s what a good book does to you.
Verdict : 4/5
𝓘𝓽 𝓲𝓼 𝓪 𝓼𝓾𝓷𝓷𝔂 𝓭𝓪𝔂
𝓘𝓽 𝓲𝓼 𝓪 𝓱𝓪𝓹𝓹𝔂 𝓭𝓪𝔂
𝓗𝓪𝓹𝓹𝓲𝓷𝓮𝓼𝓼 – 𝔀𝓲𝓵𝓵 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝓼𝓽𝓪𝔂 𝓶𝔂 𝔀𝓪𝔂?
Winter Poems by Sabarna Roy
Book Review : 4/5
If you’ve followed me for a while, you would know that I’m not a fan of poetry. Looks like it’s time to change that.
When I was 14, a learned teacher of mine (may her soul rest in peace) told me that poets are mad men who are charged with making this world a bit more beautiful. Today, I understood what she meant.
Winter Poems is divided into two sections, the first dealing with death and home and the second talking about loss. The first section had 12 long verses, each guranteed to enrapture your minds. But it was the second section with 26 short narratives that I loved the most.
The poet’s mind would sure be a dark place to be in, a dark and beautiful place that romanticizes death. ‘The aim of life is to die’, is a line that will stay with me for a long time. Towards the end of the book, I was in a state of melancholy and I feel that proves how strong the book is. The poet talks about everything wrong with the world, yet it nevers lets you lose sight of the bliss found in a second of silence.
Each poem demands your complete attention ( and probably a couple go overs) before it reveals its true meaning. This is a slow read and not for beginners, but it is worth every minute.
So throw yourselves on that old divan with a drink of choice and spend this summer enjoying some Winter Poems.
Recommended for : Poetry lovers, aesthetes.
Greetings to all my fellow bloggers and followers!! This is gonna be my 100th post! Yay!
Sorry for being absent for so long! I’ll explain that!!
This week was the Dusshera week in India ! It’s Durga Pujo for my fellow bengali’s, navratra for other Hindus and plain dusshera for Punjabi’s. It is a festival that symbolises the victory of goodness over evil! It has a number of stories relating to the Hindu Mythology – one of them being the defeat of Ravana by our Lord Ram. (I’ll get back to that later!)
So, this is THE MAIN FESTIVAL in our com munity and seriously, this is the week that goes off in a blur of motion!!
A very happy dusshera to all 🙂
The second thing I’d like to talk about is …. Vaibhav Mukim – an excellent author – and his lastest book GUNSHOT VICTIMS UNITS.
I was sooo lucky to recieve a free signed copy of this awesome book!
No, I won’t reveal the story but you’ve gotta read it on your own! It’s thought provoking, the action is breathtaking that flips the page on it’s own 😀
Sorry to be brief but I’d elaborate on each and every part of this post later!
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