Book Review – Destined – by Rubina Ramesh


Unexpected twists and turns makes our life more interesting and thrilling..In this book, Author talks about the way in which fate changes the lives of Esha Mehra and Rohan Sharma..”Destined” is a story of  love, relationships, trust, commitment and self respect..

Esha Mehra is shocked when she finds out that her father has cancer..She is worried as she had already lost her mother to same dreadful disease..Her fiance and childhood friend Ayush is indifferent towards her father’s health.He and his mother feels that it’s not Esha’s responsibility to take care of her father as she is a daughter..Esha feels offended and upset on their insensitivity and ends her relationship with Ayush..

She meets Rohan sharma, her boss, to discuss about availing loan from office..She is surprised when Rohan has different plans..He asks her to agree for  a contractual marriage with him just for six months..He says that he will take care of her father’s medical expenses if she agrees for marriage..She accepts and they get married..Rohan’s secret behind his sudden plan and whether they are able to live happily or not makes this story very much interesting to read..

I loved the way in which Author had portrayed the character of both Esha and Rohan..They are independent, head strong  and likable..Esha’s self respect and her way of facing problems makes her special..Her responsibility and commitment towards her parents’ health is commendable..Author had beautifully narrated the relationship between Esha and Rohan.

Author talks about the way this society wrongly perceives that a daughter is not responsible for taking care of her parents..It’s time to change this narrow mindedness of many people who think like this..

Overall, I feel that this book is good, interesting and engaging to read..

My rating is 4/5.

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of book from the author in return for my honest review..I didn’t receive any monetary compensation for the same.

Book Review – When Love Happens – by Manish Kumar

In this book, Author explains about how falling in love plays an important role in a person’s future life..This story is full of love, emotions,dreams, feelings, friendships and also failures..

Nish falls in love with a girl ‘G’ during his school days..He loves her so deeply but ‘G’ fears a lot due to their conservative backgrounds…He is more serious in their relationship but ‘G’ is not fully ready…He gets distracted in his studies and fails in achieving his dream of joining IIT..Finally he joins in another engineering college and tries hard to concentrate in his future life..Author explains about the events that happen after his college days and whether he succeeds in his professional and personal life or not makes this book interesting to read..

I feel that Nish’s feelings had been portrayed well by the author..His love, trust, frustration and forgiveness towards ‘G’ is understandable…When we love someone deeply, we couldn’t hate them fully…Love may make a person to think more from his heart and that’s what Nish does….’G’ is more suppressed, confused, afraid and unable to make strong decisions in her life..

Nish learns a lot from his failures and his experiences makes him more matured and happy in his life..Life is full of twists and turns and that’s why it’s worth living..

The story is good but I personally feel that this book could have been edited better..Narrations are OK but at times it becomes more repetitive..

Overall, I feel this book is interesting to read..

My rating is 3/5.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in return for my honest review.

Day 34 – A dream…

I still remember the way in which some of my school friends explained about the dreams they got while they sleep..I listened a lot about their fun, sad and horror dreams..While I was young, I used to feel bad that I didn’t get any dreams…

After many years, I had this beautiful dream recently:

I was sitting alone in a beach watching the sea..It started raining but I didn’t move away..I felt peace,happiness and was mesmerized at what I saw…It was a feeling which could never be expressed in words..

When I finally woke up, I couldn’t believe that it was a dream..I am happy that I had this dream and I hope that it would come true soon..

But, this made me think more about myself..I always liked to be alone from my childhood days..I had friends, but I enjoyed being alone and reading books..I never felt bored and didn’t feel like talking to others just for the sake of starting a conversation..

I enjoy spending time with my friends and family but I also make sure that I have time to be alone!!! It definitely makes me more happier.

Book Review – The Jasmine Bloom – by Rajat Narula

The Jasmine Bloom

I believe that in any relationship, trust and love towards each other plays a very important role..Further, the way we communicate our feelings is also vital..In this book, Author portrays the complexities of  various relationships..

Sameer Chadha, a middle aged man, feels bad and worried about various incidents in his life..He couldn’t face problems and dirty politics in his professional life..He thinks that his wife Kavita doesn’t love him anymore and feels bad as his elder daughter treats him as a stranger..His younger daughter is the only person who talks to him more and sees him as a hero..

Kavita feels that Sameer had changed a lot after their love marriage..She feels that he is more concerned about his professional life and doesn’t discuss any problems with her..Both don’t communicate or express their issues and this causes strain in their relationship..

Sameer starts alienating from his family and his affair with his office colleague Ritu (who has an autistic son and abusive husband) creates more problems in his life..The way this affair affects both his personal and professional life is portrayed nicely by the author..The twist in the end of the story makes it very interesting to read..

To be honest, I couldn’t sympathize with Sameer’s character..His extramarital affair couldn’t be justified.. I got more involved with characters and this book is full of emotions..

Overall, I feel that this book is interesting and engaging to read..

My rating is 3.5/5.

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of book from the author in return for my honest review..I didn’t receive any monetary compensation for the same.

Day 33 – This Song…

There are some days in which I think as if  I am the only person in this world facing many unsolvable problems!!! I know I am wrong and I listen to the below song whenever I feel bad..The lyrics, music and visuals are so philosophical..

There is a strange peace which I feel while I am listening to this..I have to be grateful for what I have as there are many who even don’t have basic necessities in life..

The lyrics are so meaningful..Some of us like me really don’t know what are we chasing in this life..

Happiness is realizing and being grateful for what I have now instead of worrying for what I lack in my life..I adore this song and it keeps me calm.


Day 32 – When your plans go haywire…

There are some days in which you realize that this life is so uncertain..Me and my husband are facing the same for last three days..We had a plan to go to some places and our tickets are booked already..But now, all of a sudden, things seem to be out of our control..We are confused and don’t know how to proceed..This has been our topic of discussion all these days as we didn’t expect this hindrance..

I was a bit worried for last two days..But today I realized that I couldn’t do anything now..We have to just wait and watch..

I am happy that I am able to accept some uncertainties in life..I can only plan, but whether it happens or not, is not in my control..But still I have a small hope..Life moves on with these kind of small hopes, Isn’t it??

Book Review – Psychopathic Love Story – by Paul Roshan

Love – This is a magical word which can make a person to be both happy and also depressed..A feeling which can never be expressed fully in words and which makes a person to think that whatever he/she does in love is correct..It forces a person to decide more from heart than brain..But, yet it’s beautiful…

 Rohit, an Anti suicide associate, receives a final love letter, a suicide note, penned by Rohan to Dia..He gets the full love story of Rohan through whatsapp messages..Author had mentioned in the prologue that this book is never edited, has a very simple english and is written in whatsapp chat language..So, this book is all about love story of Rohan and Dia..

Rohan, who lives with his parents in Chennai, gets a job offer at a BPO in Hyderabad..He accepts the job as he is eager to live in another city and face new challenges (without knowing telugu) there..He meets Dia in the office..She is attracted towards him as he is talkative and makes others’ happy..Rohan also likes Dia but his ego stops him to express his love towards her..When she proposes to her, he first denies the same but after some days, he accepts her love..He starts loving her so deeply and surprises her a lot in her birthday (I liked the way he planned the surprises)..

Both of them are madly in love with each other..Rohan is so possessive and he hates even if Dia laughs and talks to another guy..He realises that he is slowly becoming a psychopath..This creates a lot of problems among them and finally Dia breaks up with him..She falls in love with another person in the office and Rohan couldn’t bear the same..He resigns his job and returns to Chennai..He decides to commit suicide as he hates his life without Dia..Whether he takes his own life or not forms the rest of the story..

To be very honest, I can’t sympathize with Rohan’s  character..Yes, his love is very true but it’s also fearable..If one person is extremely and madly obsessive towards another in love -then it breaks the relationship..There should be mutual  trust and freedom in love and being more possessive definitely hurts a lot..Suicide is not a solution to any problem in life..Staying strong and facing the challenges makes our life to be more thrilling..

Overall, I feel this book is interesting and a very light read..This story is more believable as it still happens to some people who are in love…

My rating for this book is 3.5/5

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of book from Writersmelon in return for my honest review.

Day 31 – Shopping!!!

I have questioned myself  many times regarding my shopping patterns and could never get convincing answers..I have been a selective miser in my life till now..I never see price tags when I am getting anything for my family or close friends..But if it is for me, I really don’t know what happens, I couldn’t get anything above my decided price range (which is quite low)..I am not comfortable exceeding my price range.

Irrespective of whether I work or not, this has been the same scenario in my life..I am not interested in getting fancy dresses or jewels or make up items..My interest is on books,toys and other artistic items like wall hangings, small showcase items etc ( all within my price range only).

I really feel bored when I go for shopping in malls..I would visit only their book shops and toy shops..hahaha..I have accepted the fact that I couldn’t change myself and I have to live with it. Yes, I am happy being a selective miser..


Day 30 – I am happy for..

  • Completing 30 days of writing happy posts..When I joined this, I wasn’t sure whether I could do this..I hope that I would be able to write for 100 days..Fingers crossed..
  • Watching “The Good wife” in amazon prime..It is very interesting and I am loving it..I watched around 15 episodes in season one in last two days..I realized that I have missed watching many good serials in english..I loved “This is Us” and I hope I start seeing other good ones too!!!
  • Reading books…While I was working, I couldn’t read more books but now I am enjoying my free time with reading..Books are my best friends.

Day 29 – Surprise gifts

I love to gift my loved ones when they least expect from me..I am known for my surprise gifts in my close circle of family and friends..I listen to their routine talks and get what they like a lot..

After marriage, I bought many surprise gifts for my husband ..He is totally opposite and he doesn’t believe in surprise gifts..He usually takes me to shops and asks me to select whatever I like.. Initially, I was bit upset, but slowly realized that it doesn’t matter..

I know that he cares for me and loves me a lot..I still give him surprise gifts and he still asks me what I want…But, I am ok with it..

I was taken aback when he gifted me with a very cute teddy bear last week..He had ordered it online and when I received it, I was so happy..He knew about my love for teddy bears and I loved his  surprise gift a lot..

Happiness is receiving a cute teddy bear and I am crazy about it.