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Que tal ?!!

Hola amigos! Como estais?(= Hello friends! How are you’all? And que tal is wassup?!!)All right, all right… I know I’ve turned into one lazy, boring bum… All my blogs contain are book reviews, stories about romance or heartbreak, and a few odd bits in between.I’m sorry. I’ve just had no time to do anything else these last few weeks (months?)My days are tumbling into each other, and trust me when I say that I have been doing little else apart from what my routine dictates… Which basically means work 10 hours a day between Monday and Friday, spend half the remaining time on Facebook, and divide the other half among activities like reading books, watching TV (barely), sleeping, yakking on the phone, listening to music, going for my Spanish class, watching movies and hanging out with a select bunch of buddies.Ahem, sounds like a lot when I jot it down, but doesn’t mean it ain’t predictable.Soooo… that’s how it is… And while I have no dearth of fun, I sure have my work cut out on a daily ba…

Now reviewing …

“I’m not twenty-four…I’ve been nineteen for five years…” by Sachin Garg, the author of “It’s First Love”.Thus proclaims the cover of the second book I received to review by Blogadda last week. (Thanks, Harish and team. Awesome initiative!!)I’ve never heard of “It’s First Love” and I have no clue about Sachin Garg. My hopes were not too high, given that the genre was fiction (read chic-flick), and most small-time/new authors tend to have very limited imagination and vocabulary.Sounds biased and discriminating? Well, it actually paves the perfect way for me to be pleasantly surprised. Alas, this was not that time… Like the first book I got from Blogadda - “The Ineligible Bachelors” by Ruchita Misra – it was a fairly decent effort. While not on my list of top 50 reads, it was certainly not a complete waste of time.But let’s talk about “I’m not 24…” now.Garg has gone to great measures to title…

Secrets Untold

Smith wed Veena a little before his 33rd birthday.He had broken up with Elena, his girlfriend for 7 years, a year ago. They made a lovely couple, Elena and he, everyone had said. But not everything is meant to last. Time had brought Smith and Elena together, and it was time that had driven them apart. So much so, that the last time they had met, there was nothing common between them, nothing to talk about.They used to chat for hours earlier, spend days in each other’s company, talking about their agreeable married life together. And it had all vanished. Without a trace. Memories lingered, but they fade with time. As both had discovered. If not truly discovered, at least forcefully convinced themselves.He thought her stubbornness was to blame. She said it was not exciting anymore to be with him.Whatever the trigger, Smith and Veena were now pronounced man and wife.Did Smith love his spouse as much he had Elena?How did it matter? They weren’t together anymore – said Elena’s friends.Elen…

The Most Eligible Bachelor(ette)

No, I aint her.Don’t wana be either.Can’t deal with all the compromises and pretensions that come with being the most “eligible”.The expectations that people in the community have are endless, and to live up to each one of them is downright impossible.It’s amusing how a woman is asked to “adjust” and “give in” when a male suitor comes her way, but the guy is free to reject if the girl does not match up to his hopes and ideas.Hypocrisy to the core!This coming from people who are well-educated and worldly-wise… Haa! Joke of the decade, eh? Make it century… millennium even.All of us by now are aware that guys can gallivant and philander all they want with so called “bad” and “modern” girls, but when looking out for a spouse, they go by what their mummies and aunties, uncles and daddies say. The guy might drink and smoke like there’s no tomorrow, but when they assess a girl, she has to be pure vegetarian and dress traditionally.WTF?Given, quite a few men and families are now quite “libera…