Mar 28, 2015
I am not a morning person at all. And getting up early in the morning and jogging off alone never excited me . But this early wake up routine became exciting when I started going out together for a walk with my bestie Anu. A long walk with a close one helps you deal with so many issues in our life.
Early morning her phone calls would nudge me to get out of bed and I would lazily join her for a walk. Initially it was just a calorie burner for both of us. Later on , we started discussing everything that happened in our day to day life with each other. I would pile up on her all my office issues, my fights with mom, my relationship issues etc. She would discuss everything under the roof with me . She would give me her opinions and I would give her my thoughts about the same. Our lives became an open book . Doing this made me realise how light hearted I felt everytime when I returned back from walk. I started feeling mentally strong and used to look forward to begin each day with a new optimistic attitude.
Early morning walks are something recommended for every age group. And when you do it together with a close one it makes you physically and mentally strong. We slowly started bonding with the pets that would come for a stroll with their owners . We would spend time with the old uncles and aunts who would come in for walks with their pets. That one hour we spent would set the mood for the rest of the day . We would return back with a new zeal and optimism. Now that we are married off to two different locations, morning walks together is something that has been a distant dream.
But still a single phone call from either end reduces the distance within seconds and we end up chatting endlessly . And it feels so much better. Guess that is the power of being #together!
Every day is like a roller coaster ride for us and we face so many hurdles in our life . It takes strength to deal with it and move on a positive note. We all have fights at home, face pressure at work, career aspirations, buying a house and so many other issues. There are times when you just cant take it any more and you just need to take a break; a break from all this mundane stuff. Nothing helps more than sharing stuff with your loved ones. At times its simply enough to know that some one is out there to listen to your problems without judging you.
Mar 21, 2015
This book review is a part of the Book Reviews Program at BlogAdda
We have woken up to Mahabharata and Ramayana playing on our television sets every Sunday all our childhood. We Indians have a deep connect with mythology and we still are in love with the several Mythological serials that we have grown up seeing. So when a book based on Ramayana was up for review, I knew I had to do it ; and do it after reading completely
First of all hatsoff to the writer Shubha Vilas for taking up an epic scripted by Valmiki. It takes courage to reproduce the entire book without losing its essence and the interest while reading.
This book is a sequel to the national bestseller Rise of the Sun Prince in this new series Ramayana – The Game of Life. Though I hadn’t read the prequel but it wasn’t difficult connecting to this book as the writer has written so creatively that you just get hooked up with the same.
At the end of Book 1, twelve years have passed by since the wedding of Rama and Sita.
The sequel revolves around how Dasarath considers Rama as his successor , he thinks Rama to be apt ruler of Ayodhya and decides to announce it to the kingdom. The decision is accepted happily by one and all . Kaikayi’s tantrums and a lot of other twists and turns results into Rama’s exile from Ayodhya for 14 years.
The writer has exposed several shades a human being can possess ; temptations , manipulative nature, jealousy, obedience etc. The writer has beautifully etched the different changes human relationships can go through over a period of time. Rama stands the test of all relationships and so the writer calls Rama an unwavering persona. The book inspires us to stand the test of relationships and deal with reversals that we will face in life positively, to handle both good as well as bad tempatations strongly and also emphaises on the fact that there could be times when we would have to step out of our comfort zone and we will have to move along with tide and time.
The book is something that I would recommend every voracious reader , for all age groups. Priced at 350 this is total value for money. All those mythology book lovers, this one is a good catch.