Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sinners shed Tears in Heaven

In his midlife crisis I asked:
Do you sketch her hazel eyes,
Still do you listen to cuckoo’s bell?
Do you ever spot those shooting stars,
Till date do you dig the first rain’s smell?

In his death bed all I could say:
Man you had your own horizon,
You had the tide and an anchored boat-
Your heart was all wet in dreams and drive;
Alas, you kept yourself imprisoned in that fort!

As he ascended those divine stairs
There’re prayers and tears on his side,
There’re people to testify his false glory;
Blades of his decisions stained in my blood
None ever knew but his lament in eternal hide.

Moral of these lines: - Never ditch your dreams, because they’re like your kids, your responsibility. If my words are not convincing enough reflect on those Mark Twain’s words, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do by than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Remember my dear friend, investment (be it money, energy, or time) on your dream is your necessity, priority and a prime obligation towards this one human birth you’ve got.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Metamorphing by Kunal Pancholi

I’m gladly announcing the recent release of my friend Kunal Pancholi’s debut novel ‘Metamorphing’. Don’t try to google the meaning of the title as you’ll be returned with no result. To know what does ‘Metamorphing’ mean you’ve to give a read to Kunal’s meticulously woven thriller. ‘Metamorphing’ is “A thrilling tale about two men bound by an untraceable yet undeniable fate - One running away from his past, another unaware of his own”! I’m halfway done with my review-copy and if time loosens the knot around my neck I’ll surely come up with its book review post. Till then read the blurb below or watch its trailer to find whether Kunal Pancholi’s ‘Metamorphing’ should be your next read.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

TaazaCoupons Website Review

Online shopping coupon aggregating websites are simply countless, owing to the recent cloudburst of our online shopping habits from different e-commerce portals. So now the question is where should a shopper check in first to get the latest deal spending his minimum time and effort? This is certainly not an easy question and Mr. Google can’t help you regarding this! Even being an online shopaholic (almost) and long time exploiter of various coupon stores I can’t advice you any single best website. Some are too jammed with ads/pop-ups and some are too lazy to give you updated deals. Still amidst junks and jewels, if you’re an online shopper you can’t stop experimenting. Today I’ll review another coupon-store: Taaza Coupons and check whether their claim of bringing before us the latest discount coupons/offers from the most popular online merchants in India stands valid.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Is Tatkal Seva by Indian Railways an Emergency service?

Today, Indian Railways is perhaps the only existing colossus for all educated youths desperately hunting for jobs in public sector. Everyday little less than thirty million people travel by rail in this country which states clearly how purposeful this railway network has proved to be since 161 years. It has successfully connected hundreds of dots in Indian map which would otherwise have remained ‘Videsh’ for most of us till today. In short it has revolutionized the idea of traveling among Indians! Indian Railways has come up with a bagful of amenities for passengers/customers which are bettered every now and then for our convenience. But the most vital facility- the Tatkal Scheme of Indian Railways still seems to be huffing and puffing for some urgent reforms. Theoretically ‘Tatkal’ scheme is for passengers who need reserved seats on urgent basis or at very short notices. According to the commercial circular no. 43 of 2012, Tatkal booking/reservation opens at 10 AM one day in advance of actual date of journey, excluding the date of journey. The passenger can either reserve his/her ticket online through the IRCTC portal (I can see your laughter buddy) or reach the railway reservation counter by the mentioned time frame and fill up a simple form along with a self attested photocopy of his proof of identity. Now let’s see whether the Tatkal seva by Indian Railways is an emergency service with one of my very recent experiences.