Book giveaway #BlogchatterProjects

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Hello everyone!

Welcome aboard the #BlogchatterProjects. I have barely been pulled into this wagon at the last moment (ya, much like the DDLJ climax) and here I am with my stuff on the menu. People have come up with such awesome projects on social and informative topics but mine is a bit old-school.

I have compiled a poetic bouquet of all the verses and poems that have been hovering in 15cover817EfrontRound1my mind (and spilling onto my blog from time to time) and have managed to get it published. “मन मन्थन: एक काव्य संग्रह” It is not just my brainchild; ‘coz you can feel my heart and soul too in this one. So it is much more than that. I am here to take my book to the eyes and ears it deserves. It may not be a huge success yet but for me it is nothing short of that. To be able to come up with it and getting it published is already a success story for me.

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I am sure my book will be a perfect companion with your warm cozy blanket, hot cup of tea to dive into a poetic bliss.

With #blogchatter projects I wish to reach as many people as I can. So, here I am to start off this project and the festive December with lots of giveaways and guess what… there are no conditions.

If you feel you would love to read my book, want to give it a try, not sure, want to gift it to someone, want someone to read it, know someone who’ll love it….You just have to ask for it.

Yes, you get that right, if you want this book, I’ll send it to you.

And there is not just one but two ways to get a hand on it for FREE.

  1. Amazon vouchers: I’ll send you the voucher and you buy it yourself online. There are 10 such vouchers and 5 persons I am lucky to have come across have already been selected.
    1. Prateek Mathur
    2. Purba Chakraborty
    3. Jyotsana
    4. Alubhujia
    5. Rupam Sharma

So, you’ve got only 5 spots left. Hurry up!!!

  1. Goodreads Giveaway: I am also running a Goodreads giveaway which is open right now. So, just follow the link and submit your request. I’ll send a brand new autographed copy to your doorstep.

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You have 5 spots left…

Of the 15 spots, 10 are still open for grab. Hurry up, get your tea and I’ll send the book 🙂

And there are no conditions at all. The celebrations have begun. And if you like it, don’t hesitate to spread the word. You may reach out to me on facebook, twitter, instagram, email, comment here or submit your reviews/ratings on amazon. Don’t forget to tag me 🙂

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Childhood days…

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Great to have earned second position for this poem on writer’s Ezine

If I could, I would always remain a child. I am trying my best but this world stretches you to adulthood…But I want to be a child only 🙂

I miss those days,
The childhood ways,
The friendly mud fights,
Grandma’s story nights,
Crayon sunshine,
Falling in line,
Morning prayers,
Messy hairs,
Heavy school bags,
Mealtime nags,
Holidays homework,
Playtime berserk,
Weeklong festivals,
HolI, Diwali, carnivals,
Marks, P.T.M. and result,
Maths,physics difficult,
Birthdays and wishes,
Birds and fishes,
Republic day parades,
Army-cut and braids,
Carefree skies,
Cakes n pies,
Pocket money, piggy banks,
Mischief’s and funny pranks,
Being obnoxious and freak,
Late night hide and seek,
Trump cards, video games,
Tic tac toe and flames,
Doing whatever you can,
Mowgli and superman,
Flying Kites in the sun,
Never running out of fun,
Playing in the rain,
Ice-cream and freeze brain,
ghosts under the bed,
Things mom said,
Ravan, crackers and colour,
Sweet memories in the blur,
I can feel a void,
Enlarging ellipsoid,
All those things I can’t do,
Ever elusive, playing peek a boo,
Wish I could be a child again,
Shedding all the worries and pain,
But not all wishes ever come true,
Have to leave old self to emerge new,
Relive those days with your kids,
Let them do what you never did,
May their childhood be more wonderful than ever,
‘Coz all these memories shall live forever,
Shall live forever…
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Go to the writer’s Ezine page here:

http://www.writersezine.com/p/childrens-day-contest.html

#TrueLove 3

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I may not be easy to love,

But it is even more difficult not to love you,

I can promise you from the deepest corners of my heart,

That you will be loved with so much passion,

that will never find its limits,

You will always be cared for,

And you will always have me by your side,

May be I’m not the best at being loved,

But I like to think I am pretty good at loving,

We will find love,

Amongst the sweet wreckage of our burdened souls,

Finding sparks in each other’s hearts,

Together conquering our past demons,

With honesty and commitment,

Fanning our fiery flames of passion,

No longer strangers in passing,

Believing in second chances,

Together hand in hand,

Once in a lifetime,

True love everlasting…

***

Another pearl in the string of true love:-)

What can poetry do?

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Ever wonder what poetry has done, how it has impacted our history and evolution and what more can poetry achieve…

Poetry can heal,

Deep dark wounds,

And the ones,

That doesn’t squeal,

Poetry can accord peace,

Melt shells around hearts,

Unravel the knots,

And contain this disease,

Poetry can raise concern,

Ignite the minds,

Stare down the blots,

And let them burn,

Poetry makes you celebrate,

Fireworks with words,

Shining with rhymes,

And hearts that vibrate,

Poetry is romance,

Love in its purest form,

Emotions you adorn,

Flying high in trance,

Poetry is woe,

Tears you can’t contain,

The weights and heavy blow,

And the Guilt you can’t tow,

Poetry is wisdom,

Exhilarating insight,

In darkness the light,

The cage and the freedom,

Poetry sets you free,

To limitless skies,

The deepest of dives,

And the count of three,

Poetry is what you are,

It’s what you see,

What you want to be,

The whole life in .rar,

Poetry has no bounds,

It knows no fear,

It’s clear yet nebulous,

And never lost nor found,

Poetry can bring change,

The positivity we need,

The moments we crave,

Even if it sounds strange,

More often it sound strange…

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Perspective: Are you sure there’s a Coin?

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I wonder “why this kolaveri di?” (Tamil expression for why this killing rage) Why there is chaos everywhere, why so much negativity and why do we ponder around freedom of expression when most of us fail to imbibe, understand and accept things as they are.

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Being a medico I have lived with multiple choice questions for a long time (longer that I actually loved to) and they teach us just one thing…there’s only one right answer and the rest are all wrong. Most people live by this rule in their lives too. But PGI Chandigarh (Medical college that conducts own MCQ based entrance test) refuses to bow down to this monotony and they offer more than one right answer to each question. That’s it. EUREKA!!! Although such question are even tougher to answer but this is where the ray of hope is hiding. The simple truth that there can be more than one right answers for a given situation. But here also we fall prey to “भला उसकी धुलाई मेरी धुलाई से सफेद कैसे?” I mean the fight continues to decide who is more right…Pity.

 

 

 

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So where does perspective fall in here. It simply means two people can see the same thin differently from where they are standing and more importantly they both may be right. There are some other expressions for this too like, walking in their shoes to understand their views and the other one which urges you to look at the other side of the coin too.

मेरे सही होने से, तेरा ग़लत होना ही सही,
ये धरती अम्बर  सब तेरे, मेरा मन  का कोना ही सही ||

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN: If you are a mathematics nerd, you would have appreciated that besides the flip side there’s a rim of the coin too. The small thickness which may be a minority in itself but still a side of the coin. Bye the way, I don’t know who said that there can only be a coin. This concept is easier to understand if you consider a ball in place of a coin. See, now there is no flip side but a possibility of innumerable sides. An endless combination of perspectives to the same given situation.

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Being right is not everything,

Wrong is not always a bee sting,

My right may be your left,

If we stand together,

Both are right and no one is left,

We see the flip sides of a coin,

Forget to see the rim,

Dive deep into the possibilities,

Fail to traverse the brim,

If we consider each and all,

Doubts will clear and thou shall see,

The coin is actually a ball,

If we can accord this truth,

Peace will be in near sight,

Acknowledge this simple fact,

That we both can be right,

We both can be right…

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May God bless us all…