A Fresh Start..

Hello,

Its time for me to start writing again!

First of all a short description of what all has happened over the past few months. After a few failed attempts to comeback to blogging i decided to take a break till 30th September. My work schedule and exams and everything else made it hard for me sit down and write something. I tried to post some in between(few of the above mentioned failed attempts) but wasn’t happy with anything i wrote and ended up deleting them. Now my work schedule is going to clear up because i’ll be leaving my current office soon in search of greener pastures(hopefully there is such a thing). Even though it was tiring and crazy working there i enjoyed it(most of the time). I still have a week or so left before i officially become an ex-employee.

I have read some really good novels over the past few months and will be writing the reviews of those in the weeks to come. And for the music lovers, I have some posts reserved for the music i have been listening to.

When i started this blog last September, it was more of a experiment to see whether i can write anything at all. The only experience of writing i had till then was schoolwork.It’s still too early to call it a success since i haven’t blogged for months now. But i’m happy with whatever i have managed to write.Blogging here and sharing my posts with u all made me realize how much I like writing and i want to continue doing that. And a big Thank You from me to all the people who read my posts.

That’s all for this post my side. Now, your turn to add something to it;
What has been going on in your life for the past few months? I would love to know how you all are, what books you have read, which new song is stuck in your head.. anything you want to share is welcome so do leave a comment.

Till the next post..
Good bye from me and hope you have a good time.

My Birthday, A Thunderstorm and Lots Of Work!

That kind of wraps up my whole week. First part, It was my birthday. Yours truly is now 21. There was no breaking of tradition for this birthday either. Just like every other birthday it went quietly and without a fuss (Just that way i like it).

Second part, The thunderstorm. It managed to knock out the power-lines and sent us back to something similar to the stone age.No power meant no T.V and no A.C. And since the storm decided to hit in the evening it meant we spent the night without any light so that ruled out chances of reading too. And in case you are wondering then the answer is No, we don’t have an emergency lamp and we never seem to have any candles around when its needed. But I’ve always liked thunderstorms, especially lightning, so it was not all that bad. I tried to get some good photos but trying to get a good shot on my 2MP camera seems next to impossible. I managed to get a few photos on which i want to try some editing and see if it gets better.

On to the last part, Work!! I had to erase every thought i had about my schedule being tough before. Well, the truth is there was not that much work but it just took more time than usual. No complains though, I like my work and its been a fun week.

So thats the round up of my week so far. And I’m happy to say I enjoyed it. Well not the part where i spent hours without electricity but, you get the idea..

How was your week? Any special plans for the weekend?

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist written by Paulo Coelho is a story about dreams, omens, adventure and following your destiny. This novel is considered to be one of the best selling novels of all time. I was a bit unsure about reading this at first because I expected this book to have complicated ideas and thoughts which the author alone can understand. I’m happy to say  I was wrong. The book is so much better than I expected it to be. The story is more like a fable. The ideas are simple and you don’t have to search for what the author intends to say. Its something you can read with a relaxed mind and finish with a good feeling.

The novel follows the life of a Shepard boy named Santiago from Andalusia, who sets out in pursuit of his destiny. After having a recurring dream the boy decides to visit a gypsy woman who tells him that the meaning of the dream is that he will find a treasure in the Pyramids of Egypt. On the suggestion of an old king he decides to sell his sheep and use the money to go to Egypt. He faces obstacles  but finds the strength to follow his chosen path. He learns to find meaning in everyday happenings which other people treat as coincidences. On the way Santiago meets another man on his way to learn the science of Alchemy and learns from him about the everything in this world is connected. The rest of the story follows his journey where he meets new people, falls in love and learns to understand the world through new eyes.

The novel speaks about having the courage to take the risk to achieve what you want and not to give up even when  the the way looks hard. The motto of the novel can be explained in the words used by the Alchemist When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” The authour talks about how to achieve success in life through this work of  fiction, so it’s not in any way a boring self-help book that never helps.

Its evident from the number of copies sold that it’s a wonderful book. I believe that a “classic novel “is one that can reach out to its readers with a beautiful message and continue to do so year after year. That is exactly the reason for which I choose this book as my “20th Century Classic” for the ‘Back to Classics Challenge’.

I highly recommend that you give this book a try. I’m sure you will like it.

Hello! I’m Back

Hello,
You may have noticed that just after declaring to post atleast once a week I disappeared for two!  So no need to say my plan failed. Will have to work on keeping up with my plans.

I do have a good news to share with you. I got the chance to join one of the best firms in the city for my internship! And since it is one of the best, there will be a LOT of work for me to do in the next three years. So, I guess its better I  blog about this while it still remains a “good news”. Its looks like a good office and the boss doesn’t seem like a demon (yet!). Two main reasons why I’m excited about this job; one) its a paid internship and two) I dont have to sit in the same office the whole time since my job involves going to the clients offices.

I’ve got some more posts lined up for this week and the next. I have a few more chapters to finish in  “The Catcher In The Rye”, after which I’ll be posting my review. I’ve also got some new songs from my playlist to share with you. For now, here is the song that’s been on replay for the past week.


Till the next post, Good bye and Hope you have a good week.

 

Goodbye (not so)Dear Exams!!!

Hello everyone, I know it’s been a while since I posted anything. The reason? I had my exams (you must have guessed that already from the title). I couldn’t find much to write about over the past few weeks. Maybe going through a ton of notes reduced my thinking power.I don’t like exams that much, which is evident in the title. It didn’t used to be like that. While in school exams where just another day. I don’t know why or when it turned into some tentacled monster determined to drag you down to the depths of the ocean.

Well, I have dealt with the monster for now so time to have some fun. I‘ve got a couple of books in my TBR list that I’m excited to read. One of them is Hunger games. I’ve been hearing a lot about this book and the movie trailer looks promising. I’ve also got a Bollywood movie to watch. I’ve also posted my resume for internship, this is not exactly “fun related” news but I am excited about it. Will know if I get it or not in a few days. Wish me luck people!

Five days of not checking my mail made me realize how much you all post. It will take a day, maybe two, to go through my inbox. I’ve decided to post atleast once a week from now on. Will increase that number in the future.  Okay, that’s all for now. See you soon.

 

This really explains the way I feel today. 🙂

 

Living In A World With Music

I just spend the whole weened at home cleaning up and completing things i have been putting off while listening to CD after CD of songs i like. That made me think of how much music forms a part of our lives. So, i decided to write my first blog about music.

How can you define music? Calling it “organized sound” doesn’t come anywhere near to actually describing it. The feeling you get when you hear your favorite song, the memories you have of the first dance you had with your special someone or just relaxing at the end of a day of hard work by putting on some good CD..  Music forms the backdrop of so many scenes of our life. May it opera,jazz, pop or rock, it conveys a special meaning to us.

There is music for every mood and emotion. Some angry rap, a romantic melody or funky jazz to go with your mood. And if you are feeling angry at the world why not listen to some punk rock which seems to express your feelings as if the whole thing was written for you.

From sounds of everyday life to those made after hours of work in some studio, music is everywhere, we just need to listen.