Friday 26 August 2016

Book Review - World Full of Needles

The book World Full of Needles by Bhawna Monga takes us to a journey of thoughtful mind exercise helping to think out of the box. The author putsforth a positive message that needle like problems cannot complicate our relations if we change the way we think and act.

World Full of Needles by Bhawna Monga

Book Cover:
The cover is simple yet gives the perfect picture of the essence of the book and allures to grab for a read.  

About the Author:
Bhawna Monga holds an MBA in HR, a master's in sociology, a post graduate diploma in education planning and management and a post graduate diploma in psychological counseling. She works in the domain of Emotional Wellness and has touched many lives. Bhawna has settled in New Delhi with her husband and two kids.     

Contents :
The book comprises of 15 short stories which putforths simple  situations which we come across in our daily life.The short stories covers the problems we face at home, our workplace, among friends and family and last but not the least with ourselves. It highlights the major prospects of relationships and why sometimes they fail. The author helps to identify small troubles which unconsciously becomes very big making relationships problematic. The pokey needles in life and their solutions are very aptly expressed.
The author beautifully surfaced the message that sometimes changing the way we think can create wonders in life.

Pros :
> Liked the way various situations were expressed.
> The book makes you really ponder to rethink with newness delivering an apt positive message.
> Loved the tag line of the book, "Life is so simple. Together we complicate."   
> The problems here is referred to needles which is quite innovative.

Cons :
The book seems a bit draggy difficult in maintaining the interest keep going. The beginning of the stories are almost alike and less catchy. 

Final note :
It is surely a one time read to understand relations with a different point of view. It is a book which needs a thought process to reinvent and rejuvinate . So why not grab a copy to live happily ever after.

Book Details :
Name : World Full of Needles
Author : Bhawna Monga
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Notion Press
Price : rs 199
ISBN : 978-81-7511-077-9
My Rating : 3/5

@ Meenal

Friday 12 August 2016

You Inked Me : Teachers Day Poetry

Little hands she held strong
Composed calm with care along
Soothe doleful eyes, which were little afraid
Searched everywhere for a friendly face 
Away from home for the very first time
You inked in me faith with a smile      
Soon she sang a sweet song
Made funny faces as I stood along
Feathery hands wiped my dripping tears
Made every effort to make me cheer
Away from home for the very first time
You inked in me cheerful chime

The beatific face made me learn
Values rich and wise patterns
My quizzical expressions well answered by you
Made to understand with easy clues
Away from home for the very first time
You inked in me lessons for a steady mile

You taught me to share my things
How to take care for every little thing
You helped me to standout in crowd
Correcting my faults and cheering loud
Away from home for the very first time
You inked in me confidence to walk with pride

My kindergarten teacher I cannot forget
Deep down I want her to imitate
Every single day I pray for you
You were there always as a motherly hue
My little world was filled with pride

When You inked my future bright.

Wishing all teachers a very "Happy Teachers Day", you all are imbibing values deep in heart and your words and actions are inked deep.

Source -Writers Ezine

Sharing with ABC Wednesday - Letter I - where I stands for Inked, Imitate, & I

Sharing with Indispire Edition#134The teacher you wish to meet again, at least once. #Teachersday


Monday 8 August 2016

Learning Curve

Life takes us on a ride that may not be swift often. Every turn we take putforths lot of surprises and challenges. Coping up with these ups and downs redefines and shape us. As a writer I started my journey with slow and steady steps. My path often had many distractions making the ride bumpy and slippery. The zeal of learning new things sustained the spark of writing alive and resisted me to tumble. At last my determination made me victorious. I believe my strength lies in constant learning lessons and experiences I keep gaining in this beautiful journey as a writer. The more we learn the more our strengths multiply...


Leisurely I step
Paved long path with minor steps
Oily feet slither
Nebulous yet consistent

My determination wins

This is Haibun(Prose + Tanka) linked with Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie & Indispire Edition #129 - #Choice 


Saturday 6 August 2016

रियो में भारत की धाक

रियो ने किया ओलंपिक का आगाज

बनाने खेलों के सरताज ,

चलो चलें जलवा दिखाने 
खेल के अद्भुत मैदान में । 

सीखने सिखाने की बारी आई
कुछ कर जाने की लौ जलाई ,
बरसों की मेहनत अब हैं छलकानी 
दृढ़ता से हर बाजी हैं खेलनी । 

डटकर खड़े है सारे खिलाड़ी खास
भारत की आज जमानी है धाक ,
आओ लहरा दे तिरंगा गर्व से
कठिन परिश्रम के सुन्हेंरे रंग से । 

करोड़ों दुआएँ होगी तुम सब के साथ
बस मन मे रखना संपुर्ण विश्वास ,
प्रदेश के हीरो अब स्वदेश मे हुनर दिखाएँगे
तिरंगे को ऊँचे स्तर पर अवश्य लहराएंगे ।