Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Leader – A Fiction of a Non-Fiction Tale

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The Leader – A Fiction of a Non-Fiction Tale

Disclaimer – Let me clear it in the beginning that I am not a typical book reviewer. In fact I’m a choosy reader too even though I claim myself an avid reader. For me a book is fantastic if is able to hold my spirit till end as I easily get bored and fatigued otherwise.

“The Leader By N.S. RAVI Sir is indeed a wonderful book, Trust me I finished it in one breathe.”

The Leader By N.S.RAVI

It is said that never judge a book from its cover. But it doesn’t hold true in case of the book THE LEADER. Seriously, the cover itself had a very positive impact on me and enticed me to skim through the pages inside ASAP. Moreover my niece Jyotsna who is staying at our place these days - who is typically a non-reader -  also liked the cover and now interested to scan through the pages too.

The Story

While reading the first few pages, the book reminded me Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwaya Roy Starter Movie GURU. The entire story of The Leader revolves around the time line of the infamously famous event Textile Strike of 1982’in Bombay”. This iniquitous event had caused the city Bombay - with a population of fifty million - practically lost a whole industry as more than 70 factories were closed forever, 250 thousand families lost their livelihood and 2 percent of the entire population was affected by it.

Clearly, it’s an event that would naturally create an inquisitiveness that deserved a detail exploration.  However it’s really challenging to craft a fiction on a non-fiction tale. But being a hardcore Textile Professional most of his life N.S.Ravi Sir has written it with Precision and Lucidity while holding enthuse of the reader through his beautiful language skill. Having the setting of Bombay in 80s, the story has been well crafted, the plot has been well spread and characters are well developed. The entire theme has been well researched with minute precision in terms of happenings and information. The best thing about the book is even if it’s a fiction but Author Ravi sir has depicted the human emotions, anger, sadness, love, indifference, hatred, manipulations, success, failure etc with utmost realistic and sensible way.  
Nuranis Ravi
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 Even if the genre might not be appealing to many but it’s worth picking up this book because gliding through pages would appear like as if the author himself is narrating the story sitting before. Amazingly gripping and involving, beautiful storytelling and excellent language and words skill, The Leader is definitely one of my best read book. I loved it  immensely.  
I could not find any flop side of the book. This book is a great piece in itself. 
I am glad that I received an author signed copy of the same. :)   

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Monday, June 11, 2018


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Recently, while passing-by the road at Inorbit square Vashi, my attentions were caught by the laud giggles of these kids.  As I turned around to see, I saw these kids were laughing at each other’s talk while carrying books on their shoulders or heads for selling.  Though the inner I didn't like these hard realities of children being burdened with heavy bags on their shoulders – whether they are school going kids having weighty school bags or kids who sell stuffs carrying on their back at the roar sides, but I couldn't prevent the smile that flickered on my face looking at the carefree laughter of innocence. It seemed their bare feet and loaded shoulders with heavy bags – of fight for survival of course - have made them well learnt to carry the responsibility of their own life. 
Truly LIFE is the best institution as well as best teacher.  The frame may be pensive but the buzzer of their laughter was truly delighting. Isn’t it??

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Crazy Creepers

Crazy Creepers

The craziness of creepers often fascinates me.
They are soft and tender,
Not even able to stand erect of their own.
But no obstacles, weakness ever stop them to grow....
No matter in what direction.
The beauty in their crawling is also so captivating...
I love creepers for their Craziness.
Shouldn’t we exhibit such kind of wildness sometimes…??
I Wonder….

Friday, May 25, 2018

#FridayFeeling: Random Thoughts

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Sometime why we like something or love someone is beyond any explanation!! 
Can we put everything within the constraints of counted alphabets of any language?
There are things in life that escape definition or descriptions! 
Love and treasure those feelings and things without looking for any name or meaning.
Human being is yet to find alphabets to describe or define every feelings of the human heart

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


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We know every photo has a story behind, So also every SELFIE. The Selfie I am talking about here is not very ideal one in terms of its photogenic attributes.  But this one is very close to us since it was a moment which we hardly had imagined that it would come…
Here is why…
5th November 2017,
In the evening my hubby brought an oppo A37, for my just-into-teens son, the first smart phone of his life. Even though we never liked our teenaged son to have his own smart phone so early in his life, but since he was going out for a week for his school trip, so we didn’t have an option than to get a phone for him. He was in the clouds nine. We were out to celebrate his specially moment “Hola, Finally I got a phone of my own!!” with a family dinner at our favourite restaurant. That’s when my hubby’s phone rang that changed the colour of his face. After the call he seemed terribly upset.  Sensing something awfully wrong I didn’t dare to ask him anything that moment Seeing the change of his mood, we decided to end our celebration abruptly.
We reached home. Then he revealed what had gone wrong. Following a suddenly developed severe stomach pain my 72 year old father-in-Law had been admitted to Apollo Hospital Bhubaneswar. Doctor had advised an emergency operation. It was scheduled to be done around 12.30 a.m. that day itself.
I know life is unpredictable. But that was something erratically unpredictable.  Just a day before I had a hearty talk with him in his B-day.
Well, we were at Mumbai. So other than praying we didn’t have any option to do anything.
Next morning, we heard Doctors weren’t hopeful for his survival as he was already 70plus ever if the surgery was successful. The next 72 hours were extremely significant as that would decide his fate depending upon "how his body was responding to the recovery". 

Next morning My son Pupun left for his school trip to Rajasthan, The day after I left for Odisha.
As I saw him lying on the bed in the ICU, a beat skipped my heart. He just tried to smile and enquired about his son and grandson.
The days passed-by. He was still in ICU. After a week, my son -after returning from his trip - and my hubby travelled to Odisha.
It was already more than 10 days in ICU but still doctors weren’t hopeful for his survival. After 15+days in ICU, he was finally shifted to a private room in the hospital.  By that time my Father-in-law was able to speak few words. In the room only both Grandson and Grandfather could meet for the first time.
After their wordless exchange of emotion, my Son told him, “Dadu, Jaldi se thik ho jao, I want to have a SELFIE with You with your perfect and signature style smile in My Grand New Phone. And then we will play cards, you remember right, last time you had won by 2 points. This time, be prepared to be defeated.”
 I don’t know what did this Grandpa-son duo communicate that moment, but Doctor had told us that probably those were his last few days. And you know what; it’s really terrible to go through such times. Even my Mother-in-Law had dried eyes as she realised that its impossible to escape the Inevitable.  
Well, after two days we had our flights to Mumbai. My hubby had some professional compulsion which couldn’t be avoided. It was tough to leave him like that. However in the back of our minds we were prepared to hear “Anything Uncanny” and rush to Odisha at any moment.
In our last visit to hospital before our return to Mumbai, my son told him in his ear “Dadu, Mumbai Ja raha huin, Next time I visit, Be ready with your smile for the SELFIE…Okay.”It was a poignant & heart-rending moment for us inexpressible in words
Thank God, Things changed. He was discharged from the hospital after a week and brought to home. He had shown positive developments and responded well to the treatment.
We were happy hearing his improvement day-by-day.  Soon, the thought of losing him vanished from our thoughts.
On 3rd March, 2018, we reached Bhubaneswar airport. Our trip was to attend the marriage ceremony of my niece at Cuttack. We board an Ola and straight away headed to my in-laws place at Outskirt of Bhubaneswar.  
As we reached, My Mother-In-Law opened the door while My Ex Army Hero  Baba (FIL) greeted us with Broad smile. He was sitting on the floor and watching TV
I can’t say how much we had missed his Signature Style Smile!!! It was an AWESOME MOMENT!!!
Then He asked my son to have a SELFIE immediately even before he had removed the shoes. My God!! He had registered my son’s words!!!
And That Was the MOMENT Captured in this SELFIE!! 
Now he is fit and fine and ready to take challenges from his grand children as many times. Now isn’t it AMAZING!!!

I agree it’s not a PERFECT SELFIE. But as I was surfing my Album for the SELFIES for this activity, I felt This One Only had captured the PRECISE, MOST PERFECT MOMENT and FROZEN it in time forever. Yah…Seriously….!!!

Out of the numerous selfies in My Album this one is most close to my heart. I wish, that time we had the option of Mobiistar, then we would have given it to Our SON and he would have taken a PERFECT Selfie For this Most Perfect Moment!!  Mobiistar indeed  has invested efforts on mobile technology adoption and expanding selfie experience for India. With its DUAL SELFIE camera comes up with high quality technology that helps capturing Perfect SELFIES. And the best thing is it is affordable and economical. Isn’t it affordability of Quality without Compromising on price?? 
Now We can #EnjoyMore With #mobiistar.


Monday, May 21, 2018


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No, No, It’s not any kind of Campaign so though it sounds like one. Actually its something I stumbled upon.  That day, i was travelling by a shared auto to Vashi railway station. I was seated in between a healthy lady and a medium-built man probably in his late 50s. Since I was nearly sandwiched by my two co-passengers, I couldn't able to find any place to get my mobile out & hold it on my hand and do random surfing...that I usually do. However the Man on my right was fully engrossed in his smart phone and he had held it almost before me. And the problem was since his phone was around 6.5 in screen size, everything was quite visible even with a slight glance. It was difficult for me not-to-look at...though I was trying hard. And then it caught my eye. It was a WHATSAPP GROUP in his mobile.... WE HATE COMBS.

I could not stop laughing as then only I noticed that he was HALF BALD. He noticed my laughter yet he didn't take his phone away from my sight. Anyway I had to control my laughter. At some distance, the lady on my left got off the auto. Now, only two of us remain there. He seemed to be a friendly person, so I could dare to say "never thought of such a WA group could be there." He smiled and then explained how one of his colleagues made that group and all the bald, semi bald and partially bald persons they came across was added to it. At present around 115 members are already there in that group. And the typical thing about that group is... When a member does something....other members share pics of COMBS to pull his leg. Means images of COMB is literally use as a LEG PULLING weapon. 
It was really an interesting encounter.
Our Destination came. While parting I told him...
"But this is unfair... Why Hate combs?? I don't thing Comb has any role in making anyone bald. Isn't it?? Aap ka takla hone mein bechare Kangi ka kyaaa dosh??"
He had a hearty laugh and then said, "Yes, You have a point." 

Seriously!! It was such an amazing experience!!!
Everyone has something really interesting in their lives and that's the beauty of it...Isn’t It??
What say????

Friday, May 4, 2018

The Chaiwala and the Job satisfaction!!

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The Chaiwala Tea with and the Job satisfaction!!
I was waiting for my friend near the auto stand when I noticed him...The Tea Vendor. I decided to have a cup of tea till my friend reach there.  An exorbitant self in himself, he served me tea with a broad smile.   That stimulated   an urge in me to have a chat with him.  He is Shashi Setty, having this livelihood since more than two decades; he had inherited this tea outlet from his Chacha in his late teens.  This tea outlet, though could never earn him extra or surplus bugs, but had always offered enough for survival. Of late he has started a small shop for chips,  vadapav, bread and other such stuffs to cater his tea customers in particular and the nearby societies in general. 
"Though need for more will always be there, but I am content with what life has given me" said he as I was left that place.  
The only thing that winked in my mind knowing a bit about him was "is it called Job Satisfaction!!"
Though the look of His Shop under the banner of ".......Pragatishil Bharat" was depicting a ocular stark irony, but his inner-self was something going perfectly well with it as content and job-satisfaction has become a rare commodity these days.  
The photo was taken at sector 14, Vashi.