Black & White (Speech)

 

Black & white

What comes to your mind when I say Black & white,  two colours totally different, they are like the extremes, like totally opposite ends of a magnet.

And this is how we take things in our life. We have friends & enemies, we have people who love us & those who hate us. We try to define our personalities as introvert or extrovert, boring or funny and so on. Someone is beautiful or ugly and I can go on and on

People even label themselves others as pessimistic and optimistic!

I want you to take a moment to convince yourself that these are just extremes like black or white!

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A Moment | Poem

I was walking down the street
Listening to breeze through the trees.

And that was when I heard her giggles.
She passed by me as if a ripple.
Her giggles made me cripple.

I turned around only to see her walking away from me.
She was on the phone
But I was already in love with her tone

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The perks of being a wallflower | BookReview

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RATINGS: 5/5

The only thing I regret after reading this book is not reading it before!

This book was on my reading list for years and I made sure not to watch the movie. (because for me movie spoils the characters I mould while reading the book.) Finally this week, some of my friends tried leaking the story to me & that’s when I decided to read this book before letting them spoil it!

And I am so proud of deciding to read it, and more than it, for not watching the movie! The characters are amazing and relatable. The quotes just make you think a lot!

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The Tree of life (speech)

//I delivered this speech on 18th Feb Loudspeakers meetup.

//this is unedited

//the whole speech is my work, and if you are going to use any of the parts of it, make sure to link this blog page to it 🙂

 

Imagine a tree. A really big, dense tree. So long that no matter how much you climb, you can’t reach its zenith. It has innumerable branches!
The tree is laden fruits of all kinds, some small some really big, some bitter while as some sweet as anything can be! Most of the big fruits are at the very top while the small ones are mostly at the bottom.

 

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A bunch of monkeys live in on the tree. Every day they wake up and go on the hunt for fruit.
Nearly everyone aims for those big fruits but while climbing the tree they see those small fruits which are so easy to get. And nearly all monkeys end up eating those and hence they never ever get the big fruits and this happens every day.
Every day the monkey decide that today they are going to climb the tree and would only stop when I reach the big fruit but soon they get distracted and attracted by those small fruits and this goes on forever!
As many of you have guessed by now that the monkeys are nothing but us, The tree is our life and the fruits are the thing which we consider as achievements. The big fruits are nothing but the big goals you have like being a professor or a motivational speaker, while small fruits are things like Instagram followers or just watching a movie, basically things which give happiness in short time.

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10 days, 10 movies!

Hellllooooooowwww,

 

It’s been so long since I wrote a post 😦
Fortunately, my academic session has ended and Look who’s back 😂😂

This year has been good to me, will talk about it in another blog post.

I didn’t watch a single movie this year, so I have decided to balance that out in the next 10days 😂

10 days are left for the new year’s & I have decided to watch 10 foreign movies (obviously with English subtitles) & review them, one each day!

I would love if you suggest me some! (I will add those to my to-watch list)

Here’s the list of movies I have decided to watch in next 10 days :

 

Oldboy (South Korean)

The intouchables (french

The lives of others (German)

The bicycle thief (Italy)

Nobody knows (Japanese)

Tokoyo story (japanese)

The seperation (Iranian)

Waltz with bashir (Israel)

Spirited away (japenese)

Leviathan (russian)

Amelie (french)

A very long engagement (french)


 

Let me know in the comment section if you have seen any of these!

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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Rating 5/5

 

One of the best books I ever read!

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The language is lucid & since the story is from point of view of a child, the narration traps innocence of a child, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

In my book reviews, I never talk about the synopsis, neither I talk much about characters as I prefer to read books without having the slightest idea of the story,  in fact, I never read comments on the back cover of the novel, it’s fun to let the story unfold itself.

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The Secret

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Rating: 2/5

This book is a perfect example of how you can sell a thing just by giving it a bit mysterious look and an appealing name.

When I first saw this book I knew this would be one of those good-for-looking-only books. I avoided this book but some of my pals kept persuading me to read it, finally, I decided to check what’s the fuss all about.

The author has done a horrible job, there are tonnes of irrelevant quotes from irrelevant people on irrelevant topics! In fact, I didn’t actually like the look and feel of this book, I wonder why people love it.

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How I completed the Goodreads Challenge, & other updates

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Hie ! This post was meant to be written 15 days back, unfortunately, couldn’t do it all thanks to non-sense college assignments.

Anyway,

Those who are my friends on Goodreads must be knowing that I completed my book challenge 🙂  (yes, I am bragging :P)

This year I had decided to read 30 novels, now I feel that I should have taken 100 books challenge!

Last year I took 20 books challenge and had to read 4 books in the last week of December to finish it! I wasn’t expecting to read this fast, in fact, I was doubtful about finishing 30 books in a year!

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How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

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Rating: 4.5/5

 

When I started reading this book, I had no idea about it being hundred years old!

At the start, I felt that the tone of the writer is far different than what I am used to reading, after few pages I started loving the book, only after which I googled about it!

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As the name says, the book teaches you how to live with satisfaction. It talks about your daily life & points towards the wrongs being done by you.

I have read several self-help books, most of them share more or less the same ideas, but this book is original, It made me ponder over my lifestyle, It told me things I never thought about.

I loved the way author communicated with the readers.

This book is quite short too, I recommend everyone to read it!

 

Below are my favourite quotes from the book

 

You have to live on this twenty-four hours of daily time. Out of it, you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the evolution of your immortal soul.

 

We never shall have any more time. We have, and we have always had, all the time there is.

 

Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own.

 


 

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World War 1: A History From Beginning to End (Hour History Series)

” Short, quick, boring, pile of date-wise world war 1 stats “

^ this is what the book is, If you hate too many dates like me, you won’t like this book.

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It would have been better if the author had put all the dates at the end of the book, But he didn’t, which made this more boring than my academic history books.

Me exactly while reading this book:

The only reason to read it is: it’s available for free on kindle.

My take: Better watch some World War 1 documentary than to read this collection of dates!