Saturday, 19 January 2019

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A love read in the Library.

Abhishek is a doctor and Priya is an engineer, they have different views on every subject. They both had a lot going in their lives. This is a rollercoaster ride of their live. How they overcome every difference for love.

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Review: Click! She's stuck in his Head



Click! She's stuck in his Head by Seeta N
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blurb from Goodreads :

Anil's life was set to be changed forever the moment he had boarded that Mangalore Express, when a chance encounter brings Aaliah into his life and within a week's time, propels their friendship to a full-blown love relationship. But it's only on Anil's return from the trip, that Rohit, Anil's best friend-cum-business partner, suspects something odd when Anil begins to show a photograph of Aaliah to his drunken friends at a party. Rohit being slightly sober notices something strange. Astonishingly the girl, who Anil verbally describes, looks nothing like the girl in the photograph, who is called Aaliah. And she is the one who Anil claims to be in love with. This raises suspicion in Rohit's mind as to who the girl Anil was describing could be? And does she even exist, since she is nowhere to be seen in the photographs. With million questions in his mind, Rohit finally embarks upon a quest to uncover the truth behind Anil's strange behaviour.To uncover the truth about Anil and Aaliah, and the mysterious girl that Anil keeps describing come and be a part of this unique and exciting romantic journey in unravelling the mystery behind Click! She's stuck in this head.

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From the Blurb I felt there wasn't much interesting to read but still I opened up and gave this a try as I didn't wanted to judge a book without reading it. As I started reading it, I realised the book is somewhat cliche. One Male, One Female in a romantic location and the story begins. I wanted to leave it at that moment thinking its just another your usual they met and fall in love romance story but the narration and writing styled had gripped me to the book so I decided to continue reading.

Honestly, I am glad that I didn't leave the book at that moment and continued reading ahead. The story changed its tones from sweet to now romantic and then slowly would go mysterious. Throughout the book, I loved the way the story was narrated and the writing style as well. It was a major factor that kept me hooked to the first place in the book.

The story changes it tones as you keep reading further and the twists well, they will make you read ahead as at one point you'd feel you've read this before and you can predict the story but as you go on reading, it turns out to be something else. It had some cringe and overly cheesy moments but it was well suited to the theme and didn't irk me much.

I loved the little things that were taken care of while writing and the narration actually made me feel that I was there in that place. It was clearly showing its bollywood influence but it was okay as the overall theme was well suited and blending was really good with the story.

I wish there were more of the reactions of the female at the end, you'd know when you'll read and will know what am I talking about here. I felt the story can possibly have a sequel and would love to read if there will be any. It was a really good read I had after a very long time.

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Movie Review : The Accidental Prime Minister

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About The Movie :


Based on the memoir by Indian policy analyst Sanjaya Baru, The Accidental Prime Minister explores Manmohan Singh's tenure as the Prime Minister of India, and the kind of control he had over his cabinet and the country.

Release date: 11 January 2019 (India)
Director: Vijay Gutte
Story by: Sanjaya Baru
Production company: Pen India Limited
Producers: Sunil Bohra, Dhaval Gada

Review : 
It is a very rare occasion when some movie has me excited and awaited for its release. This movie one of the very few. While scrolling across twitter I assumed this movie would have some sort of political agenda hidden into it, but after watching it my opinions are surely different.

I was instantly hooked after watching a few teasers about the movie on Youtube. I really wanted to know how the story would unfold as its after-all about the Ex-Prime Minister of India. The teasers has a kind of comical touch to it which felt really entertaining as it showed the most tense situations in a very light hearted manner.

I was expecting it to be really politically inclined movie as it was based on a controversial book with the same title and by the same author. But it totally felt different, while watching the story. It felt as if I was really close friend of the person who's story is being told and it had this comical gossip tone overall.

More than being about politics even if its a story of a politician, it felt more like the story of a person who once was seated in one of the world's most powerful chairs. The acting was really amazing as everything felt so real. Some might disagree with me but this is really a movie that I feel every Indian should watch.

The 2018 is been a year with a lot of nationalism and politically inclined movies for bollywood. I really loved Parmanu, the Accidental Prime Minister adds to the list of 2019 and I'd be eagerly looking forward for the movie URI next.

I usually tweet about my movie experiences but decided to just write some more and elaborate my thoughts over it. Hence beginning with this movie, I might be posting more movie and show reviews that I loved watching.
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Sunday, 13 January 2019

Chapter Thirty

Chapter Thirty

“Where are you going?” Gemma calls out to Parnika who had just opened the door. “I know what I’ve to do. I’ve made this mess and I’ll get sort it out.” She closes the doors and walks out. “Pari! Hey! Wait for me!” Gemma runs behind Parnika who was walking towards Jake’s Room. Gemma worried that Parnika is going to do something that she presumed already. Gemma tries to catch up but she’s late as Jake is about to get out while he meets Parnika in midst of hallway.

Jake was nicely dressed in Navy Blue shirt and Black denims. The aroma around him had a nice smell to it. It was evident he was going to plan the surprise which Gemma had told Parnika about. “Pari! Wait!” Gemma calls out before Parnika can speak anything. Jake looks at both of them suspiciously. “Gemma, what’s up?” Jake tries to be as casual as possible. He thought that Parnika was about to confront him about his surprise. The last thing he wanted tonight was his surprise proposal to end up in a failure.

“Ah nothing Jake. We had been discussing about my Marriage. Pari thought it’d be great if all of us can get together on that day.” Gemma tried to cover up but she knew that the matter has slipped out of her hands already. “Oh, I see. I have some work to do, I’ll catch up with you guys later.” Jake sighs in relief thinking that his surprise is still intact.  He is about to walk by them when Parnika holds his arm and stops him.

“I have something very important to tell you.” To Jake she appeared quite serious. Jake was catching up on the vibes around and guessed that something’s not okay. “Yeah sure, come, let’s sit and talk in my room.” He invites both girls inside. Gemma was seemingly trying to tell Jake that it’s not her fault at all with her eyes.

“Jake, I never realised that us hanging out together meant so much to you. I know your feelings about me and it’s my fault that I decided to ignore them and just think you’d get over them. All these happy moments we had together might have made you think that I have the same feelings towards you. I know I have been a horrible friend leading you into something totally false. I was just trying to get over someone and you just happened to be there. I thought spending time with you would make me forget him but I failed.” Parnika breaks down into tears.

“What are you talking about Pari?” Jake wraps an arm around her and rubs her shoulder as she rests her head on his chest. “ I have been a horrible person. I never intended to lead you into something which was wrong. Jake, I just see you as a friend. I know you have something in your heart for me but I am not the one who deserves it.” Jake wanted to interrupt but Gemma grips his shoulder and stops him. She nods at him gesturing to let Parnika speak.

“You know Jay is a huge part of my life. I thought I could just let him go and would be happy without him too, but all of it got in vain. I thought I’d be replace him with you but couldn’t. Today when I learnt that he has the same feelings for him as I have for him, I realised my love isn’t unrequited. I so just want to go back and get into his arms.” She pulls out from Jake’s embrace and looks at him.

“But Gem made me realise that all this while when I was struggling with myself. I had unintentionally hurt many others. Jake I know you wanted to ask me out tonight.” She takes his hands in hers. Jake looks at Gemma who’s looking at him apologetically.

“It’s not her fault. Actually it’s better that she told me. I don’t want you to be in a situation I had been all of the year. I want you to be happy because you are my best friend. Jake, buddy, I am not the one for you. I know it’d sound weird but today, do as you had planned. You’ll find someone who truly deserves you and would love you back more than I would’ve if I wasn’t with someone. I know all of this feels weird but just trust me and do it. If you really loved me, you’d give my share of love to this girl who’ll meet you tonight. Keep her happy for me Jake. I know you will.” She gets up rubbing tears off her cheeks and walks out. Jake looks at Gemma wondering what had just happened.

Jake’s world had been shattered in a few minutes as if an earthquake passed a few seconds before. He was trying to digest all that happened within those few moments. He was confused whether he should be sad or happy. He wanted to cry because the one he loved will never love him back. But on the other side he was happy because there was someone who loved him without his knowledge.

It felt like bittersweet chocolate for him. He gets up and walks out without looking at Gemma with an expression of confusion on his face. He just wanted to spend some time alone right now trying to just understand what had just happened. Gemma tries to stop him but he kept walking ignoring her. His mind was already occupied by millions of thoughts right now.

Gemma walks back to Parnika’s room and doesn’t find her there. She waits for a while but runs as soon as a thought strikes her. Parnika was right there walking out from Clara’s room. Gemma walks to her and grabs her by shoulder. “ What did you just do?” Gemma said in a stern voice which clearly told Parnika that she was in her no-nonsense mood right now. “Calm down Gem, I made a mistake and I fixed it.” She walks past Gemma back to her room.

Gemma annoyed for not been answered follows Parnika. Parnika watches her entering the room and gives her a smile. “What did you do Pari? Will you tell me?” Gemma sounded worried about her. A few moments back she was panicking but now she was smiling at her. “I just fixed what I had messed up. I feel as if a huge guilt has been dropped off my conscience.” Parnika smiles as she sits back on her bed. “You’re not being clear at all. I am not getting any of it. Will you tell me now?” Gemma clearly was still annoyed at her. She knew Parnika was someone to trust and rely upon but when it came to dealing with emotions Parnika had a weak spot there. She knew Parnika would just jump in fire of hell to save anyone she cared for but she won’t do the same if it had been her in the situation. She’d happily sacrifice herself for someone’s smile. Gemma was worried thinking about what did Parnika tell Clara.


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Saturday, 12 January 2019

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Friday, 11 January 2019

Review: THE CAGED TIGRESS



THE CAGED TIGRESS by Dr.Arundhati Hinge
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Blurb From Goodreads :


The book is a combination of LOVE ,HURT ,PAIN, DEPRESSION,INSPIRATION,AWARENESS and essence of HISTORY.We all are aware of physical abuse on girls But abuse can also be done emotionally.That is the central theme of this book.To spread awareness of EMOTIONAL ABUSE which is not visible and many girls are unaware of this. 
Dr.Aadya who is a well educated yet simple girl.Her dad puts proposal of arrange marriage in front of her. Aadya fell in love for the first time and after marriage she faced another personality in her husband.She got confused,depressed and directionless. And she came to know the term "EMOTIONAL ABUSE" for the first time. 
Along with Aadya,The historical story of MANIKARNIKA (RANI LAXMIBAI) has been entangled. 
The story is narrated beautifully to maintain enthusiasm and interest alive.

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The whole concept of connecting with the Queen of Jhansi in dreams had gotten me sold on the book. I loved the concept of parallel story-telling of both girls making it resemble as if its a re-incarnation or some sort of 'History repeats itself' storyline. The whole plot was quite unique and I really liked the way of story telling. But somewhere, there I felt it fell short on letting me as a reader connect with the world of Aadya. The story felt really fast paced as there was no much depth for a reader to indulge and dive into her world. It felt as if you're just getting to know from the outer layers, the facts. I'd have loved it more if there was a deep connection to the characters inner thoughts and emotions.

The story tries to bring out the topic of 'emotional abuse' which is very often easily neglected and tough to prove as it doesn't carry any much of the physical traits to prove that someone is been victim of such abuse. Here, there's an attempt to bring out that hidden trope of the society which isn't spoken about much. I feel this is one of my first Indian feminist themed books. At times people forget the fine line between being feminist and misandry. Here I feel it was balanced on that aspect. Although, I'd have loved more on the marriage part which just really flew through in the story.

Somewhere I felt the author could've played a lot more with the concept of bringing the ancient queen back to her dreams and teaching her or training Aadya or something. But this is a first book in the series so I'd rather wait for the second one before commenting much more about it.

Apart from everything I mentioned above, I liked the debutant author's story and her idea of bringing something new out rather than beating the old bush again and again. I wish her good luck for the second book and would recommend this book to all those who want to read more on the topic of emotional abuse, or those who enjoy reading feminism themed books. Somehow, I felt the book had a sad/dark vibe overall, so if you're someone who loves dark stuff can check it out as well.

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Sunday, 6 January 2019

Chapter Twenty-Nine


Chapter Twenty-Nine

Gemma knocks at the door seeing Parnika walking in circles like a maniac. “What’s wrong?” She looks at Parnika whose face was a combination of fear and confusion. She continued walking back and forth in circles as if Gemma wasn’t even there.

“What’s wrong with you?” Gemma grabs her by shoulders and makes her stop.

“Nothing, everything’s fine.” Parnika tries to fake a smile but it soon turns into frown and frustration.

“Here, sit down and tell me everything. What’s happening? What’s all the panic about?” Gemma takes her hand and tries to calm her down.

Parnika takes a few deep breaths and pulls the laptop close. She opens her inbox. “ Read all of these, from the beginning.” She hands the laptop to Gemma who had no clue what has happening. The look on her face changed as she continued reading the mails one by one. On finishing them, she had the same expression as parnika on her face.

She shuts the laptop screen, placing it aside she looks at Parnika. Parnika was looking at her with puppy eyes, hoping for some sort solution for the mess she had created.

“Pari dear, this doesn’t feel right? What do you want?” She looks at Parnika straight in her eyes.

“You know I can’t get Jay out of my thoughts. It was already difficult as it is and now after this, it’s impossible. I so want to just mail that idiot and tell him how much I love him. But thinking about it just scares me as what if something goes wrong? Should I tell him in person this time? All these thoughts are plaguing my mind.” She gets up and looks at the setting sun.
“Pari, how selfish you can be?” Gemma’s words surprised her as well as hurt her.

“What do you mean by that?” She walks to gemma who was still seated on the bed.

“What about Jake? What would you do about him? What will you tell him? You were playing with his feelings all this time? It’s not that simple dear. Jake wanted this to be a surprise but looking at this mess I have to tell you.”

“Tell me what?”

“Jake has planned to propose you tonight. He has planned a dinner on cruze. He wanted me to help him in his plan. But it seems poor Jake will have to face heartbreak tonight.”

“WHAT?! This can’t be. We were just hanging out. I wanted to get Jay out of my mind and hanging out with friend was the best option. I don’t see him more than a friend gem. I don’t know what let him to this thought that I like him. What should I do now?”

“If what you’re saying is true then this will be a huge mess up. Remember the day you two had been stuck inside cold storage? Since that day he has been open about his feelings for you. It’s really strange that you never noticed it.”

“I know gem but I tried looking at him as more than just a friend. But every time I tried to replace Jay with him I failed miserably. Hence I decided to just let the things flow and time deal with the things. I don’t know what came over me today and I ended up reading this now. It’s just impossible for me to lose him too. He is one of my best friends gem. You have to help me out of this.” Parnika sits beside Gemma taking her hand in hers.

“You think it is easy? Pari, you’re not the only one who is in need of love.” Gemma takes her hand back.

“What do you wanna say? I am not getting you Gem” The situation was getting tense with every moment passing.

“Clara loves Jake.”

“What?!” This was a huge shock on Parnika’s part. Her friendship with clara wasn’t as good as with Jake or Gemma. She always had been a bit of with Parnika when she tried to get close to her. She always used to wonder why she was treating her like that but now she starts understanding the reason behind her behaviour.

“What should I do now?” Parnika could now sense the level of mess that had been created. She never had imagined in her wildest dreams of getting into a situation like this.

“Clara had given up on Jake because she knew Jake was hitting on you. She hated you on most part because you kept treating him as a friend as Jake tried to go after you and not her. It was hurting her see Jake desperately trying to get your attention every single time and you treating him like it was nothing special.”

“She thought I was a bitch to Jake? How can she not know that I already have someone else in my life? It’s not my fault that he is coming after me all the time.”

“Yeah I used to tell her the same until…” Gemma sighed looking at Parnika who was now panicking.

“Until?...” Parnika knew what would be coming up next but somehow she wanted to know from someone else.

“Until you started giving him a chance. You started flirting back at him. You started going on dates with him.”

“I never was on a date with him. Wait! Do you think all those hangouts were dates?” The expression on Gemma’s face had made it very clear that her worst fears are true.

“Oh god! I had just been hanging out and spending time with a friend. Ask Jake he’d tell if that was a date or not. I am no way playing with his feelings I promise!” From the inside Parnika was well aware that she had been toying around with Jake’s feelings for her own personal benefit. No matter how much she wanted to deny this but she had done it and now it was getting back at her. She never had wish to do this with anyone but here it was, she had done it and she didn’t know how to deal with it.

“You think that’s the reasonable explanation for what you’ve been doing these days? Jake isn’t stupid Pari. I can’t believe you did this with him. You know the pain of unrequited love yourself then how can you do that with someone else?” Gemma was always the responsible one in the group. Often when Parnika or anyone else had a dilemma they used to share if with her. She was like the Grandmother of the group, caring for each one of them, guiding them in their difficulties.

“My love isn’t unrequited and you know that. It’s just the matter of time he realises it. Speaking about toying around with Jake, I’ll call him right now and tell him the truth. No more lies and no more assumptions. Let everything be clear for once and for all.”

“No! That’s not a good idea at all. What about Clara? She wanted to tell Jake but looking at you two together last few months she thought her love was unrequited. Pari dear, Jake might forgive you for once but Clara won’t. What are you going to do now?” Parnika’s face falls for a moment and she sits down taking her head in hands. Her sobs were loud enough for anyone to hear. She couldn’t control her tears now as they flowed down her cheeks like a waterfall. She never had thought in her wildest dreams that her decisions would let her to this moment.

Gemma pulls her into hug as Parnika tightly embraces her back. She was guilty and ashamed of what she had done. “It’ll be all okay pari, don’t worry. We will do something.” Gemma gently rubs her back hugging her. “I have to correct the mistakes I’ve made. I’ll do this before we all go back to our places.” Parnika rubs back of her hand brushing her tears from the cheek and gets up straight. Her face had now a total focused expression which could clearly tell she had decided something. Gemma wondered what was she going to do now. She hoped Parnika doesn’t make this any worse. She knew Parnika was good at all other things except dealing with emotions.

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Thursday, 20 December 2018

Chapter Twenty-Eight



CHAPTER TWENTY EIGHT


Parnika stretches her arms getting up from the bed. Looking outside the window makes her realise that she’d been sleeping the whole day. The sunset had the sky turned golden hue and she was yet on her bed snuggling inside the blanket. She opens her laptop and logs into her email account looking for a email but to her disappointment there wasn’t any.

A few months back when she read from Khushi that Jay is going to propose Anjani, her heart was almost shattered into pieces. She wanted to cry her heart out and had locked herself into the room. It was already late when she had read Khushi’s email. Just a few days back she thought everything was fine. While working she stumbled upon her old email account that she wasn’t using recently, it wasn’t a professional id hence she avoided using it. She used to have that account when she was a student. She only used it to keep in touch with Jay when she was in college.

But her eyes went wide open when she had a look at the inbox. She remembered khushi mentioning Jay sending her emails daily. She never had realised Jay would be using this age old address for it. Although it was special as Jay had created this id for her to stay in touch. Thinking about it was bringing back a ton of memories back. She scrolls down the huge pile of emails. She scrolls down to the very first email and opens it.

Jay had opened his heart out to her with each letter he had sent her. Tears rolled down her cheeks as soon her dream to marry her love would crash as he’d be asking someone out today. She clicked the compose button and started writing her heart out. She confessed her love for him and hit the send button without thinking twice.

For a moment she was happy that she finally did it but as a few minutes passed she panicked. She realised what if she had just been interfering between a happy couple? Jay would never go to the point of proposing marriage if he wasn’t serious. She desperately wanted to undo the sent email but it was late. The damage had been done and all she could do was vail.

Her conscious was killing her for interfering between them. But at the same time there was a part of her still hoping that all of this is a dream. He really loves her and this was just in the heat of the moment. She logs out of the email account and decides to stop reading the emails further. She wanted to get Jay out of her thoughts for once. He’ll soon be married with someone else and she can’t let her feelings about him rule her life.

That was the day she decided to give Jake a fair chance. She knew he had been having feelings for her all this while. It was so obvious that most of their friends had been teasing them to get together. But all that time she had just had him as a friend. For once she wanted to give someone else a chance, the only way of getting Jay out of her mind. After that she started interacting more with him. Responding to his flirts and hanging out more.

But even a million attempts for getting Jay out of her mind were a huge failure. Every moment with Jake made her remind of the moments she had spent with Jay. It was more traumatic for her to think of someone else if she really wanted to give Jake a chance.

Today, was the last day. She had spent most of her day sleeping. What went across her mind was unknown but suddenly she opened her laptop and logged into the old email account. It was a surprise as there weren’t any new emails from Jay. She decided to be strong and scrolled down through all the emails she had decided not to read after reading a first few from Jay on valentines day.

She opened one email after another, reading all the mails he had sent her. Tears flowed down her eyes as he had described each day of his with details. It felt as if he wanted to be with her all this time even when she wasn’t there physically. It reminded her of the olden times when Jay used to send her detailed mails about what was happening there. In the last email Jay wrote about how much he found Anjani similar to her. It felt as if he was trying to find Parnika inside Anjani. It was the last email that he had sent her and it was on 14th feb, the day khushi said he had planned to propose Anjani.

She was about to logout from the inbox thinking everything was over and it was a huge mistake from her side to read the mails. It made much harder for her to move on from Jay and give someone else a chance in her life. But one email caught her eye. It was a mail from Anjani 2 days later .i.e. On 16th feb.

Dear Pari

I know I have no right to call you by that name but its the name which Jay adores the most. I spend so much time with him but it took me so long to realise one single thing. All the months I spent with him made me just fall in love with his heart. The way he cared made me weak in knees and I just wanted to be with him forever.

But the day I realised he was just trying to find you in me broke my heart. I realised how huge is your part in his life. I’d never be able to replace that. The way he writes to you about every single day. Even when he mentions it feels as if he knows you more than yourself.

I was close to him physically but no matter what I did, I was never able to replace you in his thoughts. At times while sleeping he used to murmur your name.

Yesterday, when he asked me out, I so wanted to say yes. I wanted to make him mine and get you out of his life but when I read your email, my inner self didn’t allow me to do that. Although I selfishly had deleted those emails you had sent in the heat of the moment. But later when I realised how deep your bonds are with each other, I decided to move out of your lives and never come back again because if I do, I won’t be able to help myself to keep me away from him.

Tell him Pari, tell him how much you two are meant to be. I promise no one would come in between this time. Also, Jay is quite a chick magnet so keeping him single isn’t a wise choice if you love him. He’s  loyal one, don’t ever break his heart else I’ll kill you.

Anjani

This email had turned her world upside down. She cursed herself for not reading these mails at that time. But again she was on the same point, totally unaware about what was happening in his life. She write all her feelings for Jay in a letter and just hit that send button but this time she decided not to do the same mistake again. She’ll this time tell him in person. She won’t hide behind anything this time. No one would come between them.

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Do comment and share your thoughts about it! I'd love to know what do you think. Also, I'd be updating it quite often so do follow the blog to get all the updates by clicking here. Do share with friends if you like the story.

Also, a minor headsup.... Obsessed is free to read on Kindle Unlimited! Do check it out. I'd be glad to read your reviews!

Previous Chapter || Next Chapter

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

Copyright © 2018 by Dhawal Joshi

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.

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I took a big leap - Why I left Wattpad

Yesterday was the day when I took a huge leap. Surely for some of you it might not look like one but for me it is. It took me a long time to finally take this decision and let me tell you why as most of you are asking me about it.

Yesterday I deleted my Wattpad account and decided to start posting here on my personal website/blog. Many of you were shocked by the decision because of me being an Ex-Wattpad ambassador and it being a huge part of my life. Well the full story behind it is that, I might have began to start my journey as an author on Wattpad but now it was feeling stagnant.

I have invested quite a lot over my blog and it was conflicting to come up with content at the same time to keep two things alive. Writing is a hobby and a passion that helps me earn a bit of pocket money for now. Publishing on Amazon is a complete different story which I'll share someday in future but for now let's focus on this topic.

After I finished my first book, I had been writing a second Science Fiction in the same time. But again as the time passed it was growing difficult for me to generate content for both my blog and Wattpad account. It was weird to divert same set of readers on two different places to read the same content by the very same writer. It was weird for me as well as the people who used to love read my stuff. I had started to see decline because of this hustle between two platforms.

Since my academics were also a huge factor in the real life which are actually going to define my career and future and they had been taking a huge toll because of my online life. I decided to merge everything into one and minimize the clutter that I've spread around. Surely the progress will be slow and not as expected but it'd be better than me dancing between apps and platforms to address the very same set of crowd.

Another reason to ditch Wattpad instead of Blog was Wattpad wasn't honestly giving a good response on originally created stories. Cliche was getting more views than everything else and whole thing seemed like a pain because blog here was giving much better response than Wattpad. Another factor being Blog is my own entity and creation while Wattpad is a totally different set of platform. Here on the blog I can do as I feel like but on Wattpad I am bound to the things that they offer me.

Another factor being the question of keeping books on the platform once I finish and publish them. Overall the whole thing of keeping it was weird for me as it had no significant use for me. All I used to do was interact with a few people here and there for a few days until they went missing and that's all. For reading, I have my Kindle and I feel there's plenty of content still left for me to consume on it. I know many of my Wattpad friends would be thinking of me as a 'stupid' but well you understand  me why I did that, Also I am not dead so stop acting like that. I am here and you can contact me via any of the sources I am linking here.

So just as I decided to ditch a few socials, deleted a few other apps and sorted all the clutter it was on step in that direction. I hope you enjoy reading here and would support me the same way you did there. Do share the content if you love and I hope it lives upto your expectations.

So in future you'd find this place on the internet holding all my work in progress books which you can read and comment on as a beta readers before they head off for publishing. Also, I'd be solely focusing on this platform and might bring out a few updates soon if everything goes well. I'd totally love if you'd share it and spread it across helping me to reach new readers.
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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Chapter Twenty-Seven



CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN

Parnika walks into her room shutting the door behind her. She jumps on the bed. She pulls a pillow close and embraces it tightly resting her head on the wall and looking outside the window thinking about her life. It was their last week and soon they’d be off back to their own places. They’ll be off again on a journey, back to their own nests. As a way to thank the team for being so supportive and give them some time to relax after all the work that they had done, the administration decided to gift them a relaxing opportunity in a resort.

Being the last week of the program the team was so exhausted that they desired nothing more than rest at the moment. Most of them were already deep asleep in the bus having no clue of where they are at the moment. Suddenly, the bus comes to a halt and there’s an announcement. An old man dressed in shorts and a hat comes up, “There’s one last task before we all bid ade`iu to each other.” Most faces droop listening to it. “Since you have touched so many lives during this year, we in the administration wanted to give you a returning or thanking gift to all of you. So, your task is to relax yourself and enjoy the week here at the blue palm resort”.

Whoots and claps fill the bus waking up their friends who had been napping all the way along. The bus starts moving towards a huge gate which felt like they were entering some nature reserve. A little ride for a while and the bus halts at the gate of a huge resort. The view leaves most of them in awe by its beauty. It was a surprise from the council and a way to thank the team for their hard work and determination. They had been working in these difficult conditions for a long time now. It was a nice way to let them relax and enjoy a bit before they head back home taking all the memories from the trip.

“Wow! I am just going to sleep for rest of the week and if I am not sleepy, you’d find me in this pool.” Gemma raises her hand stretching herself after a long bus ride pointing at the large pool nearby as they walked by the gates. “I am thinking the same gemmy.” Parnika high fives her as they carry their bags to their respective rooms. Clara walks close to Jake and tries to hold his hand as Jake smiles at her and extends his hand to pick her bag thinking she wanted his help with luggage.

A lot had changed during this one year and everyone was could see there were a lot of bondings brewing between this whole group. There were deep bonds of friendship, rivalry and sweet romance brewing between a few
chosen ones.

It took a few hours of settling down in their rooms to get surroundings calm and silent again. It was february and the month of romance had affected most including Jake who walks towards Parnika’s room. He knocks on the door as there’s a voice from inside, “It’s open, come in!” Jake opens the door and walks to find Parnika on her bed with laptop on her lap. It felt as if she had been crying but there was weirdly a smile on her face. He sits beside on the bed and places his hand over hers. “Is everything okay? You seem a bit off.” He was worried about her as he could clearly see the dried tears on her cheeks and eyes puffed up. “Yeah, its okay. Just was going through old pictures thinking, how I am going to miss all of you.” She tries to wipe off tears with her arm. She closes the laptop and places it back on charging. “Really? You can share anything with me.” Jake assures her as she shrugs and gets off the bed. “I’m fine Jake. It’s just that you all are now close like a family to me now. Once I am back to India, who knows when we will see each other again?” She picks up a red and yellow sundress that Jake had gifted her for the birthday. “Wanna hangout tonight? I am bored sitting alone in the room. Gemmy is busy video calling her fiance and Clara wants to sleep as she’s tired from the trip.” She walks towards the bathroom. “Yep sure, you get changed, I’ll wait for you down in lobby.” Jake gets up and walks out.

She wants to hangout? With me? That’s something new! Wish I could know what’s in her mind. Usually she wants me to let her be alone in the room. It’s always been a tough task just to get out of the room. Maybe relaxing climate of resort changed her mind? Or is it something else? Well I am better don’t get raising my hopes. It’s just a week and after this I don’t know if i’d be able to see her again. Ah man this sucks! He moves hands through his hand and lets out a sigh.

“How do I look?” Parnika walks towards Jake who was waiting for her in the Hotel lobby. Jake’s eyes rolled checking her out from head to toe. A huge smile over this face and a sparkle in his eye. “You look amazing!” He gets up from the couch. “Thanks!” Parnika smiles at him with flushed cheeks. “Let’s go then, shall we?” Jake extends hand towards her. She thinks for a while as memories of Jay holding her hand taking her out flashes against her eyes. She shakes her head and grabs Jake’s hand as they walk out.

It was the last day of their stay in the hotel. Parnika is already up in her bed sipping her morning coffee while reading a book.The beaming rays of sun shine over her eye as the golden red hue fills the sky. She had been up all night reading the book that Jake had gifted her last night while they had been hanging out together. Everyone had been gifting each other something as it’ll be their last day after being toiling together for a whole year.

Parnika had decided to gift Gemma a nice dress as her wedding was coming up soon a few months later. For Clara she had decided to gift her the latest model of her favourite smart watch that she’d been saving up for all this time. It was quite expensive but worth the memories that they had lived together. But she hadn’t got anything for Jake yet. She had been noticing Jake behaving quite different around her. Is it what Gemma thinks? Oh no, no, no… I like him but it’s just friendship. I don’t wanna break his heart. She opens up the laptop and starts searching for some gifts that she could give him.

She gets a list of the bookstores nearby and calls them to see if they have a copy of the book. There was one store which was inside the resort premises. She decided to gift Jake a book which was a sequel to his favourite book that he had given her to read last night. She had finished the book overnight and had loved it. I am sure he’ll love this. She looks at the book cover on her laptop screen as she dials up the number. Luckily the store was open right now due to some repairing work and the owner was ready to deliver it to her room. It was a lucky day indeed.

Jake had been just out from shower when he hears a knock on the door. “Who’s it?” He shouts quickly putting on his pants throwing the wet towel on the bed. “It’s me, Parnika.” Listening to the voice he calms down and heads to open the door. “Oh come on in.” He opens the door as Parnika obstructs her vision by bringing the book in front of her eyes. “Get dressed first buddy”. Jake sheepishly smiles as quickly slides a tee over his bare torso. “Sorry! I was just out of shower.” Jake rubs back of his head as Parnika brings down the gift looking at him. “What brings you her early in the morning?” He picks the wet towel from the bed. “Oh, I just wanted to return the book you lended me yesterday.” She hands him the book. “Seems you spent the whole night reading this eh?” Jake gestures at her eyes which had now dark circles and were drowsy.

“Yes! Anyway, do you wanna hangout somewhere? It’s the last day of us together. I want to spend it with my team.” She smiles at him as he shakes his head. “Yes, we will be I think you should sleep first. We will get you at noon. I don’t want anyone to say I sent the angel from my team back like a zombie.” Parnika playfully hits Jake as he makes a fake hurt expression. “See ya later…” She smiles walking out. “See ya later too…” Jake closes the door thinking about life without her.

Jake and Parnika had grown really close during last few months. He was the best friend she had after Jay. But fate had something else in the mind for them. Jake had developed feelings for her. Jake was well aware of Parnika’s thoughts about Jay. He had controlled his feelings all this time but a few days back something had changed. Jake was waiting for Parnika in the hotel lobby but she didn’t show up for an hour. Jake, who was now worried, headed towards her room to find her door open. She was on her bed with her face dug in pillow crying. Khushi had informed her Jay’s plan about proposing Anjani on the valentine’s day.

She had cried whole night that day. He had never seen her so depressed and hopeless until that day. He cheered her up somehow and next day it was weird. It felt as if nothing had happened just a few hours back. He thought she had finally decided to move on from her crush. He wanted to ask her about it but he decided not to pull the cat out of the bag. He didn’t want to hurt her and remind her of the incident again. Since then, Parnika had been more friendly towards Jake. She at times even flirted back with Jake. Everything was going really good so far.

Jake picks the phone and dials for Gemma’s room. “Hey gem, I need your help” Jake blurts as Gemma picks up quickly. “What’s up? Is everything okay?” She was the only one who could help Jake at this moment. Gemma was the closest one to Parnika from the team. “It’s the last day today. I was thinking if I could….”

“You want to ask Parnika out on a date?”

“How did you know that?”

“It’s quite evident Jakey, your cheeks are always red when we are talking about her. Anyway, so what’s your plan?”

“Uhm, nothing as of now. That’s why I need your help. I want to make this night super special for her.”

“Calm down boy! Well let me think what can we do…. Uhm, you can take her to the cruise dinner tonight?”

“But I want to keep it a surprise. Won’t that be quite an obvious guess?”

“Oh no, trust me. I have a plan in mind. You book a table for two and it’s my job to get her on the cruze. Also, be there on time.”

“You are angel gem! Thanks a lot! “

“Haha save the thanks for later boy!”


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