Are you ashamed of yourself?




Heyo! By the title you might have guessed what this time I am gonna write about. But you know the trend on this blog. I am not gonna give you any motivational super-boring lecture but rather a fun and mind tickling read.

Coming to the topic, are you actually ashamed of yourself? I have been within this writing community for a long time now. I made a few very weird observations here on perspectives that people are having. Basically I am going to relate a few things with writing community here as my main message is for them but this also applies to others.
Why are you ashamed of yourself?
We being Indians have seen a lot of people around faking accents. To me, nothing annoys me more than a person who is faking something just because he is ashamed of his own self. We Indians specifically have this tendency to always feel low of our selves because of our English that we received as an hereditary package from British. But as time passed, we have developed our own touch with English.



Most people shame it by calling it as 'Mother tongue Illness' by classifying it as illness. Let me tell you, It's not Illness. This is a very peculiar thing that is going on in our literature community especially. There are people who think we still are going somewhere wrong with our language. They think Literature is something that should be on level of Shakespeare else its rubbish. But they forgot the most important aspect of Literature here i.e. Language. Language changes with people, with time. I have seen many users classifying them as #GrammarNazis online. But then I laugh as grammar is something with also made by people. Grammar changes with language.

Most of you won't know fun fact about the famous lines that we always use online.
Roses are Red, Violets are blue, ...... blah blah
Well I know most logical nazis will say that violets are violet and not blue. Is that person colour blind? But when this thing was framed, the colour violet wasn't recognised. It was more like a shade of blue. Hence violets are blue here.

I have seen people classifying books as shit and rubbish online, surprisingly they're best selling ones. I know at times marketing nuisances make actual shits famous but well that doesn't apply to all books or art pieces you think. You don't like a thing that doesn't equate to shit always.

Apart from all these things, I personally despise people who despise our own Indian way of English. Even software have Indian English options these days, c'mon we are  in 21st century. India is 2nd largest populated democracy. If you ignored a thing here, language is made for people by people.

Time changes a lot of things and we need to adapt to it. I have a few friends who think Victorian Era literature is only thing that we can call as books rest other is shit. My friend I am sorry to say your head is filled with shit. I have never said that thing before ever on my blog posts, but this time I needed to say this.

I know this Indian Author, until she got published herself, when someone asked her about what did she read and why? Her answers used to be, I don't read Indian authors, because they write shit. and after her own anthology got published the opinion changed to, I discovered that not all Indian Authors write shit. You know How many times I have facepalmed on this thing?

I know there's a term popular for these people which you might already have guessed it in your heads and I won't write it down. Samajhdaar ko Ishara Kafi hota hai.(A Hint is good enough for the Wise )

Even more ridiculed I am right now because every wannabe I meet across this community turns out to be same ideology beholder. The issue isn't when they keep these ideologies with them, Issue is when they make actions based on these ideologies. They demotivate people, here good writers. I have discovered many really good writers during my Wattpad Journey. I may not have written many things myself but I have read a lot. I don't judge others usually but this was something I had in my mind for very long. How shallow minded can anyone be?

Only thing I would like to tell such people, If you aren't happy with things around you, don't demotivate others.That's the minimum you can do to help yourself and people around you. Secondly I really Hate, if someone says Indian Authors Don't know English or write shit. You my friend should better get off somewhere else because this place isn't for you.

Apart from that, I want to end this with a positive note. Remember the story of the Ugly Duckling,for those who don't know, it's a classic children's tale that you can google up. You will come across a many people in your life. Most haters will disguise themselves as critics, but trust me, a critique will try to improve your skill by giving a solution. If their opinion isn't providing any solution they aren't a critique, its just a hater. Mean comments and haters are like black spot on a white board. No matter how white the board will be, our focus will be somehow on that black spot. I'd say everyone is unique, people wait for something unique always. You can't eat pasta and burger with same flavour all your life. The same way you can't follow cliched old trends all your life. With time you need to adapt, you need to change and most importantly you need to grow. Because nature doesn't wait for anyone and it only makes the best survive.
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Lets Talk About Motivation #thinking Wisely




Recently I was talking to one of my friends on my humble writing abode aka Wattpad. So While chit-chatting here and there she shared one YouTube Channel link. It had a 16yr old reciting some poems with loads of emotions and stuff which discussed issues of people around. She is a sucker for motivational things and especially TEDTalks.

Many times she shares a lot of motivational stuff she feels is good enough for me, and me being regular savage puts it down. Well, I ain't rude on a purpose or someone who thinks high of himself. I just think in a very practical manner.

Think of it, you and me every time we are online scrolling across screens and websites, walking down the lanes or having a discussion in group.There comes a topic where almost everyone has something to talk about. Everyone has a point that they think should be considered. But if you just push aside the haze of that smoke gathering around you and burst your bubble you'll find something that might amaze your mind.

Think of it, with the population we have around and most have access to the internet. What if everyone starts a YouTube channel, or a blog or something where they just crib and cry about some issue without even finding solutions for it? Is that gonna help solving any issue? I don't think so, then there comes people with different sorts of made up views, they thinking cribbing and crying about any issue will spread awareness.

No my friend that doesn't do a thing. It rather just creates clouds of hatred, gossips, negativity. You are actually farming negativity over that portal of yours which was supposedly to be helpful.

You know what someone does when they actually wanna help?

They get their asses off into the battlefield and get straight to work
The simplest inspiration I can give you is from our soldiers. They know a lot of things before they sign up for the armed forces. They know there's terrorism, its bad. They know there are lot of discrepancies around still they join the forces to do what? TO HELP! that's your cue here.

If you feel you can motivate someone, you can get someone from bad to good or can bring a significant change in the people around you. Begin at your own stage. You might be a school going kid, you might be a teen, or a millennial or a retired person. Its upto you, how to go about and bring a change.

All talking never helps, its very easy to sit and comment and chat about issues. But very difficult to go down there in field and change it.
If talking was the thing that could help then there won't be scientists, doctors or engineers around to solve the daily issues and bring out the inventions to get rid of them. There would be just a bunch of cry babies who would cry and crib around and get problems solved on their own.

If you want to bring a change be a doer and not a talker. 
If you think what can you do now apart from sharing those cribbing articles, then my friend there's a lot that you can do. Just have a look at the opportunities around you. Calm down, think practically and reasonably you'll find a lot of things where you can improve yourself and then you'd be proud of the change that you've brought in.

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Truth behind the trend of Book Series




Publishing books in series is the latest trend in the market. Somehow everyone turns up with a duology or a trilogy or many times the series continues till there are like 15 - 16 books in the series. The funny thing about this is that many actually have the story that goes on till that many books and rest others end up bloating the book and publishing a series at the end.



If I sum up all the disappointment I've got in my whole life from reading books, 70% of that comes from the book series. I know it would to be too blunt to just say it out like that without being buttery or diplomatic. Most of the authors just go as their publisher asks them to do or they just are over possessive with their art on the paper. So, instead of trimming their books or lining up the story line properly in a better and interesting way that makes reader love the book, they end up making a series out of it.

I know some of you think I am removing some kind of frustration but well if you look around yourself. Just take any book series and look for the points that I just mentioned, see if they are somewhere true, you'll find your answer.

Now the question comes why a book series and not stand alone book? Well talking about stand alone books, most of the times these book series, parts don't even qualify as stand alone novel in their own. If I just jot down their story line in some points that I won't even find a proper story in the book. Hardly a few points or turn-arounds that make you feel Oh yeah! that feels like a nice plot! But nah! 70-75% bloat is published in the name of character development and plot building.

Well, for the answer to WHY? That all is done to earn more. Most of the publishers go for a series tactic as in this way they sell more. Why would an Author object with this when he/she could feel relived about their manuscripts not getting trimmed and instead getting divided as two different books? So, when the first book in the series is launched, they promote and invest a lot. Doing loads of giveaways, promotional campaigns, Marketing discount campaigns etc.

If we see this from the marketing and business perspective this is actually a nice way to sell more. Honestly I don't have issues of Book series which actually have some story ongoing and those books can stand alone if someone's not read the other parts.

But why to publish bloat and call it a book series? Ever thought on that? Well this is all from me. I'd love to know your comments about this.
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Review: Sensation of a Soul

Sensation of a Soul by Jyoti Patel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blurb from Goodreads: 
In spite of their contrasting personas, two people gets conjoined and manifests that true love stories never have finales; and a women's fingers flings away from the keypad at the very instant of reading startling news. A man founds himself standing in silence amidst of talks, unable to react to love of his life. A couple never praises each other until someday; and a guy always prefers to look up at the sky and think enormously about his darling's life and death. There are some of the sorrowful and amiable poetries and thought provoking stories.
The affecting poems and captivating stories in this book share the theme of relationship, adoration, passion, love, hope, faith, desire, dreams and life.
The inner meanings are even deeper than the words used in this splendid and awe-inspiring book. Sensation of a soul is sure to touch hearts of many readers; and brings out the best moments of one's life and encourages people to evaluate their inner selves and world around them with advanced eyes.

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The Sensation of a Soul is a poetry book by Jyoti Patel. Poetries usually touch your soul and heart. It reveals the feelings going inside in a beautiful manner.

So as this book is a complete package if you are finding something in a poetry genre. It contains of 51 different poetries with different meanings which are beautifully expressed.

Love, desire, dreams, heartbreaks, overcoming of it etc how a relationship suffers, what all it go through everything is shown in such an alluring way that while reading it you'll probably love to read this in one go. You won't be able to take your eyes off from it.

Personally I just have one problem with it and that's this book cover, it looks like full of life but the poetries inside, the story shown by her and it's cover I find it mismatch. Probably it can be improved a bit more from my point of view.

Now again coming on the poetries then some of its poetries are written so gracefully that it takes your breath away. Not being much of a Grammar Nazi, the book has a smooth language and can be easily understood by the readers.

You don't need to keep a dictionary to understand the words. The writer has maintained the flow but at some points you'll find that writer has brought some unnecessary things in between but when you get a complete package of heartwarming poems in one book then this can be neglected easily.

The writer Jyoti Patel has given her best in this book. She has probably covered the every section which usually few writers miss too cover and had shown the complete story or a novel in the parts of poem which is quite a tough job but she has successfully done that.

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In spite of their contrasting personas, two people gets conjoined and manifests that true love stories never have finales; and a women's fingers flings away from the keypad at the very instant of reading startling news. A man founds himself standing in silence amidst of talks, unable to react to love of his life. A couple never praises each other until someday; and a guy always prefers to look up at the sky and think enormously about his darling's life and death. There are some of the sorrowful and amiable poetries and thought provoking stories. The affecting poems and captivating stories in this book share the theme of relationship, adoration, passion, love, hope, faith, desire, dreams and life. The inner meanings are even deeper than the words used in this splendid and awe-inspiring book. Sensation of a soul is sure to touch hearts of many readers; and brings out the best moments of one's life and encourages people to evaluate their inner selves and world around them with advanced eyes.
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Review: Two Angels

Two Angels by Nivedita Vedurla
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blurb from Goodreads:
Do you know the love story that the sea shares with the sea shore? The mighty sea travels with his companions; boats, sailors and the sea creatures together visit many destinations. When he gets tired from all his travels, he comes to the sea shore, and crashes down onto her, surrendering everything that he has. The sea shore keeps her arms wide open when he reaches for her, to soothe his tired body and take away his pain. The moment he is relieved of his pain, he longs to go back, and the seashore lets him go.
The love that Arun and Esha share is just like that between the sea and the sea shore. Their relationship is short and leaves Arun devastated. Could he have found love only to lose it all to fate? Will he survive the loss? The answers take him back to Esha, and to the realization that love comes in many forms. This story is a journey to love through friendship, from loss to hope.

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Nice cozy read and thoroughly enjoyable.

Its a nice warm and cozy read. I enjoyed the story throughout the book. The narration was nice, word flow and simple grammar made it more attractive read. Its one of those reads you'd like to read while having your cup of tea or coffee and enjoy lesiure reading. I'd recommend this to people who love mature romances as the story here is just more than average girl boy teen flings. Kudos to author for such a nice read.

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Harness positive life within you



Last Sunday I opened the newspaper to find a death of a young couple and the entire week something or the other have been always like this in the newspapers. The truth is, at times, when we step out of our house we are unsure what’s going to happen next. The fear of unknown things creeps inside our mind, we start feeling unsafe, will something bad happen to me and worse is how do I live with positivity when the world around me so much negative.
You think this is something you live with it every day right? But have you wondered the impact it has on your life. Your power to think something positive fades away, the power to achieve your dreams gets limited. Why? Because when you start thinking about your dream you associate it with the failures and instances of something bad that has happened to people who had such dreams.
A real life example would be if a person likes cricket, he would hear from others, there are already so many players, why you chose cricket. He would then think I will not be able to survive in the crowd and he stops following his dream.
Then, how do we overcome this situation of negativity around us.
Talk to yourself. Yes, you read it right. When you constantly talk about your dreams and how you plan to  achieve it. No matter how bad you are in talking to yourself, your self-esteem rises. The moment you recognize this positivity, the situation around you starts changing. People start noticing your self-confidence and pat your back to cheer you up.
What are the other methods to achieve this? Vision it. Visioning is setting up a goal and visualizing that the goal is achieved, but however the goal should be realistic and in your capabilities. You shouldn’t be dreaming about something that you are not born to do, like, say cricket is not your strength, you can’t be a cricket player, even if you set up this as a dream.
Recognize your specialization, the thing that you are good at and practice towards refining it and visioning that it gets achieved.
Seems easy, right? Then why doesn’t everyone try this and get their dreams fulfilled. Here comes the twist of God and power of good work.
When you give negative vibes or negative attitude to the world, it comes back to you as well. Positivity is built up inside your heart, a part where God resides so, whatever you do your actions are noted down. If you give negative to the world, you can’t get positive vibes in return.
Positivity can be experienced when you do good and are good. In a nutshell, if you want to harness the positive life within you, do good, work towards it and vision it happening around you.

Post By: Nivedita Vedurla



Nivedita Vedurla is the author of the book, TWO ANGELS and a software engineer by profession. She discovered her passion for writing after she became a mother. Words and love started pouring out in her heart and she put them into stories. Her stories reflect her strong belief in love, faith and the power of the mind. When she is not writing, she plays around with her kid and taps her foot listening to dance numbers.
You can find her blogs at vedurlanivedita.com. You can even buy her debut book TWO ANGELS from Amazon using the below link.
Amazon: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B0773QFSPK/


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Review: The Fall of Lucifer

The Fall of Lucifer by Wendy Alec
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Blurb from Goodreads:
A sweeping epic of origins and mysteries, the fall of Lucifer tells a tale older than the universe itself. Set in opulent palaces and frightening hell worlds, this is a timeless saga of doubt, of demons and angelic warriors, of obsessive love and treason, and of an ancient evil that knows no bounds.

Soon the universe itself will be rocked by war...
A war between three angelic brothers...
A war fought for the greatest prize in the universe...
That war for the race of men.
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I rated it 3 stars just because I felt the story was weak here, the plot wasn't either engaging much. I was too busy trying to get along with the over the way language. Though It could be my personal part but I felt it was a bit over do on the writing rather than going with the story.

Book could've been more fun to read if it had been more engaging in this feels more like a curriculum designed textbook which has loads of words you need to google before reading ahead. A bit over do on my part. I'd Like to read for leisure, for study my academic books are enough :P Jokes apart If someone is a fan of 70's language and writing style with all those shakespeare kind of vibes this one is for you. For someone looking into action-fantasy and leisure reading this one isn't for you.

This book as more references to the Bible so, you might find a lot of things familiar while reading.
Advice, read slowly and keep a dictionary handy because this book will surely increase your vocabulary.

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Which smartphone should you buy #2017 ?




Well if you're thinking that I am going to review some ton of smartphones and then direct you to some particular brands (paid/not paid) then my friend you are on the wrong side of the internet. With this all round media hype with new smartphones and new tech bumping in every few months. Reviewers are going bonkers with the amount of smartphones they are reviewing each month.

Well in this point i'd rather mention a few points that might open up your brain to new areas and might help you in buying the device that will be best for you instead of some random reviewer comparing ton load of smartphones and suggesting you pixel 2 or iPhone X as the best phone and then when you glance at your budget and I will be able to see that frown on your face.

Reviewers often get review units. Well this is quite argue-able point as many reviewers get and many don't but most of your famous reviewers which you keep a track of get review units. Which they area allowed to keep for a while till there's the hype about the phone and then return when their review is done or the hype dies. At times they are often allowed to keep them like gifts.

As I said many would argue with me on above point, some reviewers also order the devices for
their personal usages and also if that device isn't available in their own regions. Which probably if you do after watching your favourite YouTuber or Blogger buying the device then you end up paying custom fees which most of the times people aren't aware of or might end up getting scammed from some random 3rd party website shipping those devices to your region.

As these days market is changing and new tech coming every day the device you bought at for example 20 bucks might be available at just 10 bucks after half a year or maybe it's just too  old to be sold.

The technology is upgrading itself rapidly especially in the world of smartphones. So what to do when you wanna buy a phone and also keep up with the latest tech if you are a tech lover like me. Answer is very simple. Get yourself a budget or maybe a mid-ranger device if you still wanna spend more.

As I said tech especially in the smartphone world is upgrading at a rate that after a year or two your flagship might be comparable to mid-ranger or worst case a budget device. You might think that you invest so much into a flagship and it didn't outshine a few years.

Invest in a top-of the line budget device or a decent midranger device. In this way even if you change your device every 2 year or so, which undoubtedly most of the people do these days due to various reasons. You can spend less every time and still stay with the best tech which might be available in the market.

For those who still are stuck upon thinking that they'd always opt for the most costliest device, dude you are all good to go.  But don't buy it with an intention that a it'll be top of the line and best till 3/4 years you are intending it to keep.

For some people who might be thinking about the E-waste situation here, I am not promoting it by any means. People already are doing that  without saying every year. So instead of buying a new, either get it exchanged with website/store you might be buying that device with so you might get a discount as well or you can pass on the device to some member of the family who might require it. You never know with the 2017 era mobiles have grown more importance for everything.

So what do you think about this?? I'd love to read your thoughts comment em down below. See ya later next time.
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A Ray of Hope




Hope this word is small but it's meaning is so humongous that it at times leaves lives in despair and shock. Some have it, some are trying to have while some have totally lost it. Hope is something that we all trying to have our hands on and never lose it again, as its the thing that drives the life. Being honest, life wouldn't be possible at all without hope.

Everyone has at least one vision or mission in their life which they live for, hope for it to get complete. But what happens when they begin to lose their grip on that hope and slowly lose it completely.

A Hopeless man is nothing but like a zombie, who eats, lives, and sleeps without any aim. They are no different than robots who just work just because they have to work. At times people even commit suicides and while some just live like lifeless beings as there's something that is stopping them, holding them back from doing something so worse.

That my friend is hope, Its right there in you. When you truly lose hope, your life ends. I'm not talking about self-harming attempts here. They are sure insignia of cowardice.  But you actually never lose hope completely, you just lose confidence in it that it is there. You just tend to negate and refuse its existence just because you have failed in something.

Failures are the stepping stones to success
As its said since ages, you need to learn from your failures, get better. Always remember,
How you Fall isn't important, but how you get back up surely is.
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Once a child was sitting on the stairs outside the backyard upset, holding is face in hands. His grandpa observes that 5-yr old upset and sad about something. Out of curiosity, his grandpa sits beside the kid and asks him about the reason for his sadness.

At first that kid looks at his grandpa and thinks whether he should say it or not. Seeing his doubts, grandpa pulls him into his lap and hugs him asking about his problem again. This time the kid said,"I lost the race with James again. He's so tall, he always wins. I don't wanna race anymore with him."

To this his grandpa chuckles and points towards the ants below the tree,"Can you see those ants working?" Kid frowns thinking that his issue was ignored by his grandpa and doesn't answer. Grandpa smiles and continues,"what will happen if you put a log in ant's path?"

The kid puzzled looks at grandpa and then stares at the ants for a while. For once he completely forgets about his own problem and answers," It turns away and moves from the other side."

Grandpa smiles putting him down from the lap ,"what if you do that again?"
"It again does the same, what difference does it make?" Kid replies seemingly a bit annoyed.

"If you put hurdles in ant's path, it takes a different way but never stops. The same way you should keep trying and never lose hope. There might be times when you lose and there will be times when you win. But remember son, always keep trying."
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If you feel exhausted then take a break. Go on a holiday or something, do some adventure activities, get out exercise, make your body sweat. Remember, exercise always helps your body to get away from depression and is only natural key to keep a lot of problems away. Take proper rest and have a good work out daily and trust me there are ups and downs without them life is impossible and like a dead wave on an electrocardiogram.

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Review: The Mystic Soul

The Mystic Soul by Jyoti Patel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blurb from Goodreads:
The mystic soul will have you laughing, crying, occasionally scare you at times, most of the poems and micro tales in the book will make you go oh wow.
Once you finish reading the amazingly penned down poetry, It has a bunch of little stories to entertain you until the last word.
The stories essentially covered all that we would have witnessed or experienced in our life. This book hits you emotionally, there are various characters, twists, and the suspense elements in the book, The book takes you to a completely different world, to the another era of life.
This unique book will make a reader go through an emancipating experience as they read. This is not just a book, this is an experience of love, heartbreaks, struggles, dreams and life altogether.

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This book is a sweet set of romance saga packed in all into different versions. I actually liked the style content is complied into it. It feels like a whole story being told in form of poems, prose, and then microtales. I really enjoyed the transitions from poems to prose while diving the story. Microtales at the end added like cherry to cake. This book can be a sweet little romantic gift for your partner or a good lightning read for a romance lover.

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Description – The Mystic Soul

The mystic soul will have you laughing, crying, occasionally scare you at
times, most of the poems and micro tales in the book will make you go oh
wow.
Once you finish reading the amazingly penned down poetry, It has a bunch
of little stories to entertain you until the last word.
The stories essentially covered all that we would have witnessed or
experienced in our life. This book hits you emotionally, there are various
characters, twists, and the suspense elements in the book, The book takes
you to a completely different world, to the another era of life.
This unique book will make a reader go through an emancipating experience
as they read. This is not just a book; this is an experience of love,
heartbreaks, struggles, dreams and life altogether.
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The Chaotic Calm




Ever been into a mode where there is chaos all around you but your mind is somehow in state of calm. You don't know the reason but you just feel like everything is going around you in slow motion. You can calmly just see each and every detail and work perfectly fine without that chaos affecting you at all even the slightest. Your senses sort of are numbed and you can feel everything but just a tiny gist of it. What would you call that state of mind?

If you think I am gonna go all into preacher mode for you than nah! my friend you are at the wrong place. Well I was thinking about a few things lately which brought these thoughts into my mind. We always talk about being patient, being calm even in most chaotic times and pressure moments and then train for them via various exercises, some learn through them while some don't. Some need time and experiences to get acquainted with that chaos and then slowly their minds adapt to that pressure and instability around the environment surrounding them leading them to a state where all of these doesn't affect them anymore.

I feel this ability to feel the calmness even in the biggest of chaos is not less than any super power. These professionals are not less than any saints who had done their years long meditation. Ever realised how calm any soldier can be in midst of a full engaged battle, a firefighter in a burning place rescuing people, a doctor in midst of an super imp surgery, a pilot flying the aircraft right through a storm, an engineer handling servers just with his finger tips, a president or leader of nation, a chef who's cooking for you, or an artist creating his next masterpiece?

I feel these are a few examples of the real life superheroes that we have around here. This doesn't mean I am saying other professions are not worthy, rather I am just presenting an example that we have a lot of super heroes around us who are working for us daily. All of them are blessed with this ability of staying calm even in the midst of a chaos.

Ever imagined this super ability that you already had in yourself and you still were looking around searching for some superheroes or super powers to become one but you my friend yourself were a superhero in own sense?
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Why Ebooks aren't trending in India




I published an Ebook via amazon and enrolled it for kdp select (which you can check via clicking here ) I was all happy and set for being a published author. Personally me being an ebook lover I hardly bought any paperbacks apart from my syllabus books  as Ebooks had their own fair share of advantages out weighing paper-backs by loads. Hence, with all those thoughts in my mind I opted for Ebook only as paperback needed investment (which me being a broke student couldn't afford :P ) Now many of will ask why I didn't  ask my parents for money? Well I wanted to do it on my own. I didn't wanted to invest loads on first into it and as said before I had 0 interest in paperbacks.

So coming back to point, well just like every other kindle author I began to search for tips to market the books well. How to pitch to your reader share of market and loads of other tips, but then I realised a super huge fact. Teenagers who comprise of most readers and a majority in this market. Well they don't have access to a basic thing which is needed for online shopping (especially in case of ebooks) i.e. credit/debit cards. For buying paperbacks its a whole different scenario as they can use the option of COD or just  head into a bookstore and get its copy if its a well known book/author. But for ebooks only option left is either online payment or kindle membership.

Now most wont opt for the kindle membership and ones who do merely comprise of 2-3% rest all still go via other options. Now imagine you asking your parent for credit/debit card to get that cheap little ebook (romance novel case) . Or you being a parent where your teenager kid is asking for your card to shop online.

I know many won't still be getting the issue here so lemme explain. The thing is Cards be it Debit/Credit, anything related to banks is a pretty serious matter in India, and Indian parents tend to keep either kids away till they are of certain age or monitor it regularly, at time even after that kid has their own kids.

So for a kid imagine going to your mom/dad and asking them for their card to get a new novel of your famous romance and chicklit authors or even sci fi or fantasy and then that awkwardness when they fire their faqs at you.

Now my dear friend if you still don't find any issue here then you need to read that again or you aren't familiar with Indian culture. I don't know if anyone has ever thought of this, be it amazon itself or authors who are publishing ebooks there. If not then start thinking and I'll return with more of such mind-tickling topics.

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Rangolis with Mom




You know what is the best part of Diwali? Some will say Fireworks, Some will say sweets, Some will say lights, but nah I'd say its the Rangoli. One of the most beautiful forms of the art which comes out from hibernation during the time of Diwali. Rangoli is an ancient form of art which is been done on special occasions usually by females of the house.
A Typical Rangoli is made on a brown canvas, which is made by using a soft red rock like chalk traditionally called gheru in the local language. Then using white powder called charodi/chirodi in the local languages a basic outline or a sketchy framework for design is made in which we later on fill in the colours. There are various forms of rangoli some of which are sanskar style, classic dot form, the flower rangoli  and the modern artistic ones.
I still remember me being a 5 yr old, observing mum making rangoli outside our house. I kept watching it with awe when it was finished. My mum's actually super skilled at the traditional dot-style rangolis . Since then, as I grew up, I kept observing and learning from her. Then slowly one day I asked her if I could help her out. She smiled at me, took a little dish and poured some white powder into it from her dish and handed it out to me. She said, " Try some of your own in that little corner at first." I let a frown and stared at her for a while and then being grumpy me I said, "I wanna help in this one."
She smiled and said,"But for learning you need to try out there first and then I'll see if you do any good then I'll allow you to work with me in this one." At that moment, I felt like my self respect was hurt and I was challenged. Since I loved challenges even as a child, I began my drawing my own separate rangoli beside hers. Every day, during each of the diwali seasons. I used to do that. It felt as if I was mentally competing with her. Each time I made my own and then frowned when I compared that with my mom's. Hers used to flawless and perfect. Each line precise and dots straight in line whereas mine were like some ants were crawling by. But that 5 yr old me never left hope. Each year I tried to do better than ever.

I was 10 yrs old, again it was the diwali season. I finished mine and asked mum, "how's it?" with a broad smile plastered on my face filled with satisfaction of my completed 'picasso' style artwork. My smile turned into frown when she said, "It's Okay." I gazed at mine for a while and then had a look at the huge one she was making for diwali. As usual I sat down beside her and began observing. As I rested my chin over the palm she said," Take  this colour and fill it here. In this part." I couldn't believe what I had just heard. I blinked a few times and then realised finally I am working on the main one.
Since that day, till this date every year me and mom together put out some cool designs. Each year we try something new, from traditional to sanskar style to some modern art forms. We always sit together and plan as if we are gonna make a architect plan for some building. Which colour? In What combination, Which style should we do? what size etc etc. I know many of you would be thinking being a boy I am into rangolis. Well to be honest, art doesn't go by sexes and its joy of making and creating something awesome that pleasant to eyes that inspires me to do that.
Below are a few pics of Rangolis which me and mom have made.


This one isn't mine but just added coz I liked it.











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Dushera Special




hey!

well from quite a long time I was thinking to start a new category of posts which will be following around the main theme of my blog i.e. viewing the world with different vision. So, Here I am with a new series where I'll be posting about things that we actually miss out, things that we never paid such close attention to even after being it an integral part of our lives.

We know about the Ramayan, we know the story where Ravan kidnaps Sita and Ram goes to rescue her. It's been like hard-coded into our mind that Ravan is bad, Ram is good. But ever took a moment to think back closely and relate to the story. I am not into any 'This is right, that is wrong perceptions' or debates but just wanna bring out the fact that how blindly we just jump onto conclusions without even thinking about it again, that is that really a thing or just a hoax fed into our brains just as thing without even a proper reason which passes from one generation to another?

If you anyhow might have read more deeply about the characters of the Ramayan, you'd definitely awe at the personality of Ravan. Just because of his one mistake, one wrong decision all his other deeds are covered up as bad.

For several of you who don't know yet, Ravan was one of the most intelligent personas of his time. He was not only the scholar in regular subjects but also was a veena maestro. He was an efficient and extremely skillful administrator for his kingdom, A fierce warrior and a smart thinker as well.



He was a deep enthusiast of Arts and other Scholarly interests. According to myths its said that He is represented with 10 heads because he had so much of knowledge that it couldn't fit in one head, that resulted in representing him with 10 heads, as we see now.

In Sri Lanka there are temples where Ravan is a deity and people pray for their well being and prosperity, isn't it a fun fact? We just blindly hate anything/anyone most of times because that information is just fed into our brains. We never actually took a few minutes out of our lives and thought about it.

Ravan was just an example of the fact about several things that are just fed into our brains as kids as we grow up. Not saying that everything told to us is wrong but to be very honest and frank, most of the things need to update themselves with the time. We need to broaden our perspectives and look at the things in much better manner with open minds.

As I usually say,

Nothing's right and Nothing's wrong, its all about the perceptions that we have.
I hope you enjoy reading this and upcoming posts in this series. If you enjoy reading it then follow me on socials for keeping up with the posts else can subscribe to the blog via email. Don't forget to comment down your thoughts below. 
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How To get an Internship & Certification Courses




Hey,

We all know the value how the value of a Resume increases when there are good internships/certification courses done. It automatically increases your chances to get placed at good places and get an edge above others.

So what if I tell you can get really awesome internships with ease without going into much hassles? Internshala is one such platform where you can get work from home internships that provide you access to real life work while you are still in college. Such internships usually require 2-3 hours of work commitment and last for 1 - 2 months. At Internshala, we have over 4000 work from home internships for you to choose from, in domains like engineering, management, design, media among others. There are also Full time Internships available.

The best part - it's completely free and you get paid to do the internship along with the certificate 🙂

About Internshala

Its world's largest online internship platform where there are more than 70,000 companies actively seeking for interns and along with that there are also more than 2 million students seeking for internships.

If interested, you can create an account here (https://internshala.com/registration/student?utm_source=ISP8&utm_medium=ISP8627DHA) and start applying to internships.

Also, Internshala is offering Online Winter Training on 15+ certified industry skills.

To avail special discounts on the courses use code ISP8627DHA to avail 55% + 10% discount on all training programs. Visit: https://trainings.internshala.com/?utm_source=ISRP&utm_medium=ISRP657442&utm_campaign=whatsapp&referral=ISRP657442
Please note :This is only available till 30th sept midnight IST. After that there'll be 10% discount available.

Feel free to reach me for any doubts or queries at below mentioned contacts. Also if you want to receive such offers/updates about internships or training offers then reach me out via the contacts.

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How To Train Your Wife - Satire




Hello!

I know I am pretty late with a blog post this time, but I am trying to be more active in my writings. I along with that if you might have noticed, I also changed the commenting box so that anyone of you can comment with or without any IDs. Well people who don't have any accounts can also now leave their feedback on posts. So feel free to leave out your opinions and lets have a cool interaction.

While I was scrolling through my Facebook Feed a few weeks back, I found a very interesting article written by one of my close buddies. So I just messaged her to send the that article, so that I can let it out to much bigger audience.

Below I am now upload that article 'as it is' So feel free to drop down your comments, I am pretty sure you'll have a lot of things to be shared.

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A/N: This was a draft written for an Eng. Comp class I had. Information cited on this page was accurate as of November 9, 2016. I do not endorse spousal physical/mental/emotional abuse. This satire was not written to make you buckle with laughter. I am satisfied with your level of forewarning. You may proceed. ;p

How to Train Your Wife

After many revisions post 1923, the 1982 Equal Rights Amendment declared that women are equivalent to men. However, thriving marriages cannot function while wives claim equal rights. Unsuccessful unions with balanced spousal power are conveyed by the increasing rate of divorce. There must be a leader, a head of the household, someone that takes the reigns in tough situations. Patriarchy must be restored.

In the past, a woman’s role in culture was fair, practical, and uncomplicated. Sensible explanations concluded husbands governed income and the house, so a wife’s place was simply attending it and the children. Ideology shifted in the twenty-first century. However, the same crucial, undeniable facts demand acknowledgement and acceptance. Females are physically inferior, which explains why 84.7% of men compose the military and 88% of the police force nationwide. Women are not as decisive as men, raising issues when affirming her family’s needs. As it stands, with the 20% wage gap, females (especially minorities) cannot financially support a family as well as their male counterpart. Perhaps the most compelling argument is that religions, such as Catholicism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all support patriarchy. Scripture in Ephesians proclaims that managing the household is a God-given right and duty bestowed upon a man.

Society injects women with atrocious notions that they can accomplish anything a man can. The majority of these encouraging snakes are executive women who have no idea what labor and commitment it takes to be a real, suitable leader! Absurd morals prompt feminists to rob traditional authority from men. Modern women are less compliant and reluctant to submit themselves to their partner. These beliefs must revert lest girls run the world. I guarantee things will return to the way they were before the 1980s–when laws first began restricting a husband’s power to maintain domestic order. After all, a woman should know what trains women faster. Control and tenacity are necessary components to paving the relationship. Repentance and repetition are the two r’s of any enduring union.

To establish a prosperous marriage, transition complete sovereignty to the husband. While cementing merited supremacy, control must be assertive and unrelenting. Any man that hopes to survive in today’s world must lay down laws. Women view vulnerability as a prime opportunity to challenge every verdict. I cannot stress the utmost importance of setting the bride into line as soon as possible. It behooves new grooms to enforce two fundamental laws: Address men with honor and humility. Subservience is non-negotiable.



If she struggles with rational, remain indefatigable and resort to physical measures. Do whatever is necessary. As women are progressively pig headed, I recommend grand intimidation tactics. For optimum effectiveness, encroach the wife’s space. Tower, point, scream, and shout. Let it all out. Females are biologically programmed to cower, so once she does, a strong male mustn't capitulate and coddle. Witnessing the weaker gender frightened may be afflicting, but women are mistresses of manipulation and may initially whimper as a ploy. That is why husbands must remain tenacious during discipline.

Repentance seems counter-productive since women always instigate drama. (Sometimes they just deserve harsh, intimate retribution for outright insolence.) However, females operate complex mind games. Thus, an intelligent husband can appreciate uttering "sorry"––accompanied by chocolates and flowers (whatever ensures her interest)––automatically coaxes forgiveness towards “cruel,” corrective measures. Modern women worship men who graciously admit (false) blame and will work to be better for their faithful lover. Perhaps these gestures will inspire her to concede; she'll realize she was wrong all along.

Zig Ziglar once said, "Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.” This is particularly the case for females. These techniques require frequent reinforcement. Drill proper commandments and mannerisms into her brain for a lasting foundation. If she cannot recite them in her sleep, all this invaluable training is in peril.
Be paranoid for her safety; install cameras to capture every room just in case someone dares to corrupt her studying. Limit contact with outside parties to reduce temptation. Exercise consistent comeuppance. In no time, a tamed and tempered wife will humbly serve at her rightful place. I urge adherence to these instructions, but intensify lessons until the woman is fit.
Order will resettle in homes. Wives will have wired household laws into their brain while regarding their man with flickering, wide, revering eyes. Freely confessing guilt for every flaw, they will dutifully volunteer for appropriate punishments. In this type of healthy environment, husbands can reflect on their resolute control, their unquestionable tenacity, their repenting wife, and subtle need for repetition.

About Author:

Hi, I’m Mel! As a full-time student and part-time guardian of aquatic life in the deep blue chlorine ((aka, professional people watcher aka lifeguard)), if not otherwise engaged, I'll be in my bedroom making no noise and pretending that I don't exist. ;P To close, I’ll leave you with my life-long credo: fries before guys. Now, I politely interrupt your leisure to report a hungry.  =^._.^=

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Review: Sita: Warrior of Mithila

Sita: Warrior of Mithila by Amish Tripathi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Blurb from Goodreads:
India, 3400 BCE.

India is beset with divisions, resentment and poverty. The people hate their rulers. They despise their corrupt and selfish elite. Chaos is just one spark away. Outsiders exploit these divisions. Raavan, the demon king of Lanka, grows increasingly powerful, sinking his fangs deeper into the hapless Sapt Sindhu.

Two powerful tribes, the protectors of the divine land of India, decide that enough is enough. A saviour is needed. They begin their search.

An abandoned baby is found in a field. Protected by a vulture from a pack of murderous wolves. She is adopted by the ruler of Mithila, a powerless kingdom, ignored by all. Nobody believes this child will amount to much. But they are wrong.

For she is no ordinary girl. She is Sita.

Continue the epic journey with Amish’s latest: A thrilling adventure that chronicles the rise of an orphan, who became the prime minister. And then, a Goddess.

This is the second book in the Ram Chandra Series. A sequel that takes you back. Back before the beginning.

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Disappointed after reading SHIVA triology. It totally lacks that creativity which was in Shiva trilogy. I think that series actually created benchmark for rest books. This and its previous books felt like they're just same story that we know been told in new words. Not anything creative or iterative again.

I feel this book sorta creates a base for the SHIVA trilogy world, i dont know if it actually is or not but this series feels like it. Writing is also done over philosophical and less interesting than previous ones. and I feel some parts were like copied from the first book in the series.

Buy this book (all versions )
Amazon.com : http://amzn.to/2yJSUVM
Amazon.in : http://amzn.to/2mjaZWD

To check out other books by Amish Tripathi here :
Amazon.com : http://amzn.to/2kzBGWa
Amazon.in : http://amzn.to/2CTPUc8

Description :

Immerse yourself in book 2 of the Ram Chandra series, based on the Ramayana, the story of Lady Sita, written by the multi-million bestselling Indian Author Amish; the author who has transformed Indian Fiction with his unique combination of mystery, mythology, religious symbolism and philosophy. In this book, you will follow Lady Sita's journey from an Adopted Child to the Prime Minister to finding her true calling. You will find all the familiar characters you have heard of, like Lord Ram and Lord Lakshman and see more of Lord Hanuman and many others from Mithila. You will also start discovering the true purpose of the Vayuputras and Malayaputras and their conflicting idealogies that leads to plot twists, politics and intrigue as they try to influence outcomes from behind the scenes. She is the warrior we need. The Goddess we await. She will defend Dharma. She will protect us. INDIA, 3400 BCE. India is beset with divisions, resentment, and poverty. The people hate their rulers. They despise their corrupt and selfish elite. Chaos is just one spark away. Outsiders exploit these divisions. Raavan, the demon king of Lanka, grows increasingly powerful, sinking his fangs deeper into the hapless Sapt Sindhu. Two powerful tribes, the protectors of the divine land of India, decide that enough is enough. A saviour is needed. They begin their search. An abandoned baby is found in a field. Protected by a vulture from a pack of murderous wolves. She is adopted by the ruler of Mithila, a powerless kingdom, ignored by all. Nobody believes this child will amount to much. But they are wrong. For she is no ordinary girl. She is Sita. Continue the epic journey with Amish's latest: A thrilling adventure that chronicles the rise of an adopted child, who became the prime minister. And then, a Goddess. This is the second book in the Ram Chandra Series. A sequel that takes you back. Back before the beginning.
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Mumbai - A City That Never Stops




Mumbai, whenever and wherever this word is mentioned, a different feeling of awe, pride and fighting spirit comes to me. Mumbai or Bombay whatever you may call it, is titled with so many names. The city which leaves you dumbstruck and at awe whenever you look at it.

People have called it Mayanagri which means city of illusions, city of dreams, a city that never stops, A city that never sleeps.  Mumbai has this amazing fighting spirit which makes it unstoppable, be it a terrorist attack, natural calamity or anything else. 

Mumbaikars, or the residents of Mumbai as they like to call themselves, have this awesome fighting back spirit which I think no other city has. Leaving the political facts behind, the people here are awesome. You won't find anyone blabbering or discriminating anyone on basis of caste,creed, economic status, though exceptions are everywhere. The spirit of a Mumbaikar  is commendable.

Even when you just go out at mid-night you won't find yourself alone, just ask for help and you'll have at least a bunch of people at your aid even at that time of night. The most awesome force, Mumbai Police, a force which works 24/7 throughout the city. You won't really feel unsafe or lonely here.

I still remember, I was with my riding group and we were on night ride touring whole Mumbai on cycle. I  thought the streets will be empty, just a little traffic on roads. But bleh, I was happy to say I was wrong. There were like hundreds of cars just zooming past our cycles and Mumbai police patrol vans who were on duty throughout the whole route while we were riding. We had taken a short water-break near airport where one of the patrol vans stopped and asked if we needed any help.

People being so supportive, they don't care about anything when the city is in trouble and people are in need of help. Talking about recent floods and high alerts, People opened houses to strangers, places of worship, school, colleges were opened up for people to stay and safe places till water levels decrease.

Even in these floods, people were leaving with their Ganesha idols for immersions. At times I'm awed by this fearless crowd, that has learnt to fight so much that now nothing stops them. Its said that If you can survive in Mumbai, you can survive anywhere in the world. Due to its vast economic and cultural diversity its often called as 'Mini India'. With more than a million people living here on this island city, you are bound to get up and learn to tackle the obstacles at very tender age.

The unity and the fighting spirit of this city can never be compared with any place in this world. I know we have our own issues but we have learnt to fight them ourselves, rather than relying on someone else to come and solve those for us. If you're a Mumbaikar you'd smiling right now mentally agreeing to each and every point I mentioned in this article.
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How to Support Your Favourite Author 101




I've been receiving messages saying, I'm your fan, I really enjoy reading your books, When you're publishing you next book and so on. Then when I ask them if they had bought a copy of my book, the conversation slowly goes awkward and then turns into How many copies did I sell? Well, for the first instance thanks a lot for supporting and taking interest in my book sales, much appreciated.

I know many of us first search for pirated books of our favourite authors online and if we don't find any we just ask our friends if they had them. I know there'll be several ones who wouldn't be able to afford books by themselves, but Piracy  isn't a way out to it.

So here I am bringing you a list of tips that you can do to support your favourite authors and encourage them to write more. Everyone needs motivation don't they? Just they're published doesn't mean they're super duper millionaires right now.

  1. Try to buy books legally and don't support piracy. I know many of you'll say why to pay for something that's already available on Internet for free. This is something that you won't understand until and unless you yourself publish your work and put yourself out to people.
  2. I know paperbacks can be costly and some publishers over charge for copies. You can opt for Ebooks which are I think almost 1/4th of the original paperback's cost. Even Ebook is a published book. Some people count it as nothing. Talking about Ebooks, do you remember those save paper campaigns? I don't think I need to write an article on advantages of an EBook.
  3. Please don't opt for piracy as far as possible, get 2/3 reader friends, contribute and buy a copy that you can share amongst yourselves.
  4. Even if you any how fail to buy a legit copy and go for pirated copies, at least promote the book over socials, give it some reviews on Goodreads, support the author while you can.
  5. If the author is your friend, mom, dad, brother, sister, anyone close, Please don't ask for free copies. I know this sounds weird but who'll support if you won't? When you buy copies it increases the sales graph and book sales rank rises. There's absolutely no issue in giving free copies but when author buys the copy himself it doesn't account in any sales.
  6. Free copies distribution to people is a mere gimmick for authors and an earning trick for publishers so in that way they earn something even if the author doesn't do good in market. By this way of authors buying their own books, publishers are getting their cut but poor author ends up paying for his own stuff.
  7. Never ask an Author how much did he sell, it's like asking someone how much he/she earns.
  8. Getting published doesn't mean we are millionaires itself. It takes time, people need to buy, read, support, appreciate.
  9. If you want to read, and are given a free copy, please review it and spread it over socials and help author with promotions. It doesn't take much time to just post what you're reading over socials.
  10. Last but not the least, please don't support piracy and opt for any library service like Kindle Unlimited, which can be accessed over kindle app on mobiles. When there's a will, there's a way. EBooks are real books as well, just its not on paper, doesn't mean you can treat it like anything.
So these were a few points which I as a newbie author wanted to tell out to my readers. Personally, I always upload my first drafts on Wattpad.com Where people can read and comment on initial drafts. I know it won't be as good as edited and published materials but that's how you can read my books for free and without promoting piracy. Along with that you can comment on it and lemme know what you like and what you don't.
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My Experiences after being published

I know many of you were awaiting this post since a very long time. Well for those who aren't yet aware, last week I published my first Novel via Amazon and is now available as Paperback and Ebook.

Many of the readers approached me with FAQs regarding getting published. I might make a post with FAQs of publishing later, but this post is solely for the experiences I had after getting published. So here I begin with a quote which was rather used as a mantra  at my school.
Winners don't do different things, They do things differently.
 After getting published, new doors opened up for me. It felt like I was in an another world even after most of the things being same. I am not talking about fame or fans here, which is another concept but rather I am talking about the self-respect that you achieve. The proud feeling your parents get, the feeling that their kid did achieved something on their own. The smile that yous see on their faces when they see your achievements. It's just a bliss.

New people started connecting to me, for various reasons. The friend circle broadened but I kinda felt separated from my group of friends who were underdogs. They began avoiding me, and I don't know yet why.

When people write about after-publishing effects online, they always pen down the usual, fame, money, media things. I am not gonna talk about that. It feels as if everyone starts expecting more and more from you. Some unwanted expectations are being tied to your tails. But we are still the same, aren't we?

Before my book, when friends used to meet we used to blabber and rant about college life. But now all they ask is 'hows my book doing? What are the sales?' My social media messages are now more of the standard template I use for promoting my book rather than those mindless bickering we used to have as teens.

People who enjoyed reading your books start asking you when is your next book getting published. I know its a good thing but rather it builds up more pressure, pressure of expectations.

But apart from old friends getting far away, I found some new friends who were supporting me even without knowing me yet. Like imagine someone sharing your posts just like that and you wonder who's this. No, I am not talking about social media marketers (sorry but they're annoying).

All that goes in my mind right now is how to get my book to more people, being the one-man-army, I have to do the marketing as well. Along with that I am also planning for my second book, which will be an Adventurous blend of Sci-fi & Fantasy. You can read its first drafts for free on Wattpad.com
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