Friday, 29 November 2013

Believe

Don’t let people decide what you should do,
Don’t let them tell you what’s good or bad,
Don’t be the puppet attached to the string,
And mimic whatever they do or say,
For you are great in your own special way.

Them star readers try to tell you what your day will hold,
How can you believe them so easily?
When twins born on the same day,
Have totally different destinies,
Yet you happily come into their predictions,
Don’t fall for their words as they will lead you astray,
For they gain their knowledge from objects,
Millions of light years away.

Gypsies and fortune tellers too are alike,
All they do is hypnotize,
And make you nod your way into submission,
I pity the people that believe the tarot cards,
For how can you be so naive?
To let a piece of cardboard decide,
What lies ahead in the mysteries of life.

Be like the river that meanders its path,
Or like the wind that blows in its own direction,
Have confidence in whatever you do,
And you shall always succeed,
So spread your wings and be free,
For none but you can shape your destiny.
                                                                                             
- Ayan Khan

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

IRONY

Rushing vehicles- bikes, cars, auto-rickshaws and buses. Flying pollutants, if taken as a whole, will be enough to cause irked red eyes, vigorous coughs and ultimately damaged lungs. Traffic police blowing whistles on those unruly luxurious cars, who didn't give a damn to the traffic signals, which always went plain amongst the mixture of blatant horns of several other vehicles on the roads. This was the exact scenario of Lala Lajpat road, this was common. 


On the footpath of the road I was, loitering, unoccupied with any thought and empty a heart, taking short steps, five in a minute making my journey to home deliberately very slow. Those passing vehicles didn't catch my attention until there was a clash between the two speeding bikes from opposite directions.


That clash was enough to slow down the traffic and gather few people around the spot similar to the ants surrounding a cube of sugar. Within few seconds I was amongst the few people, an ant. I was witnessing an accident, first in my life-time, live.

On the ground was a man, lying down, filled with bruises and tiny drops of blood covering his whole body, may be some broken bones too, I was not sure of it. The other person had already fled, being the one at fault. The victim on the ground was traumatized, not a whisper escaped his lips and neither did groans of pain. He had suffered an injurious accident yet he was still, still trying to figure out what actually had happened, open-mouthed. He was numb, resembling a living statue.

We were still standing, encircled around the victim, observing him as if a film shooting of a tragic scene going on, witnessing with awe. This was no shooting, though it was a tragic scene. Feeling a resurgence of humanity within, I took an initiative to help the person by lifting his bike pressing against his legs nearly crushing it to the point till it hurt. People were still looking at the tragic scene with awe. The victim now was lying on the ground, flickering his eyelids, rolling his eyeballs to the extreme corners of his eyes. He was unstable in mind, may be he did break some of his bones. I tried to lift his body, he needed to be hospitalized, he was heavier. I was struggling with his body, not able to lift it completely, the victim had already lost control of his senses letting himself loose on to my hands. Without helping me, people were still looking at the tragic scene with awe.

“Will anybody help me out please?” I shouted.

I kept staring at the people, if anyone would come and help. But people were still looking at the tragic scene with awe. Finally, after one and a half minute, one and a half minute in an accident spot does matter, a person came out of the crowd and helped me lift the victim. I mounted on his bike with the victim behind tying him to me and straight away rode to the nearby nursing home. My shirt was now red. The doctor admitted the person in the ward and I completed the formalities giving a call to his family with his half-wrecked phone. And all these time the people seated in the corridor were continuously giving me gruesome looks. I didn't care, my work there was over. As I was leaving, I  heard a line of the random conversation.

“Looks like the kid has hit the person with his bike, or else who in this self-centered world has free time to drop a person to the hospital.”


Written by :- Ravi Raj

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Dinner Date by Ishaan Lalit : a review

The title of the book "Dinner Date", the authors name "Ishaan Lalit" and the comment from Stutee Nag, MTV Splitsvilla made me glued to the book at first sight. I was very much eager to see what can a science fiction writer do apart from writing Science fiction. And I, personally am too happy to see the work of the author.
Well, starting from the blurb of the book, which explains about Sam Thomas, his life, his friends and the time in which he turned to be a well dressed, charming and successful man from a goofy, clueless kid. The blurb draws the attention of the reader to the core.
The book and the interesting narration keeps the reader glued to the book. The author knows how to make a reader laugh and cry at all the perfect places.
The book represents the life of a typical law student and that is why the readers can relate to it at each and every point of the story. The ending to the story leaves the reader with a huge smile on the face and that is quite appreciated.
All in all, giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars, I would like to recommend this book to all kind of readers and I guarantee a fun time with the book. And of course, hearty congratulations to the author for attempting such a book and doing great with it.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Little LuckNow by Nitya Prakash : a review

A kid, in a white t-shirt and jeans, ever smiling, unknown to the world around him, yes, the cover of award winning author Nitya Prakash's book titled Little LuckNow made me fall in love with it at the first glance.
I would like to congratulate the author for this book and many more to come.

The blurb of the book speaks a lot about it. The book surely reminds everyone of everyone's first love, a kid's first love. It tells us if a kid can fall in love and actually mean it forever. Correctly said by the author, love is lot like living for kids.

The story is about love, the story of a kid, Kapil and his first love. The story is very well narrated by the author. The connection with the characters and readers doesn't lose its grip even for a minute. It reminds the reader of his/her childhood and the reader does not lose his interest for even a minute.

Every emotions of love, care, fear, sadness have been very well portrayed by the author. The sudden change of events leaves the reader shocked but the end brings a smile on your face.
A very commendable job by the author. A few small typing errors are negligible. All in all, the book is a very sweet and refreshing one. I would like to give the book 4 out of 5 stars.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

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Me 'n' You : I loved you

In the darkness of the night,
The incident of your plight
comes in front of me..

I shudder, I stare;
I am scared, I fear
The fear of losing you again grips me...
I wonder why you did that?
was it I to blame?
or was the situation too lame?

I wish to see you once.
Meet you one last time.
To see you fine-
atleast once before I die ....!!