Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Boredom and doodles.

Note: this post is not for the eyes of my law school teachers.
Every Saturday we have something called moot court. This involves us, the audience, having to endure four hours of mock court where about 8 mooters moot their case. You might say that sounds interesting. It is, for about one hour. Later you get familiar with the case being presented, and then lose interest.
Rules to be followed in a moot court hall-

                       -  No talking.
               -   No using cellular phones.
                       -   No reading books/novels.
                        -   No sleeping.
But people do all of it. The trick is go unnoticed.
I doodle. And I must say boredom really sets off the creative juices. I have written poems, short stories in this four hour duration. Which is kind of funny when you think about it. We aren’t allowed to read novels(which are stories) and I’m there writing them.
I thought I’ll share my doodles with you-
It started with her in year 1 of college!
What is it about darkness that attracts us?
What is about light that calls to us?




 We were watching a case that involved capital punishment. This was inspired by it.
Do you hear, child, now
the voices of your evils?
Do you wish to be forgiven?
Maybe I will, not them.


The latest one! A walk through the woods.
When no one walks with you, you walk alone.

What do you think? How much do you love doodles? Why not share pictures of your doodles and post the link here? We could make a think out of it!

Friday, 12 September 2014

Tell me what you think.

I met someone few days back, a writer of sorts, who told me that he writes best when he is depressed. I also know many believe it to be true. I was one of them. However, over the years I’ve come to realize how huge a fallacy it really is. Something believed not only in writing, but also in other arts.
  Maybe words come easily when one is in his heightened state of emotions, but does all/some of your best writings come out in such states?  Once a writer crosses from beginner to the next stage, they develop a confidence in what they express. Words become sacred, a source of energy. Why would they require any kind of negative emotional state when words become independent beings in the mind of a writer? I feel I write best when I am motivated. I can write when I am happy. I can write when I want to. Sometimes whenever I want to.
Let me get to the purpose of this rant/blogpost here. Lol.
I just feel people need to embrace the good feelings associated with art. We need to be able to say happiness gives me inspiration. The world needs more of such feelings.
What do you think? Do you agree or counter agree? I would love to discuss this!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Short Review-Paths Of Glory by Jeffery Archer

Paths of Glory by Jeffery Archer. 

If you read Archer and like what you read, Paths of Glory is another book of his you cannot pass.
The book, which is inspired by a true story, follows the journey of George Mallory who loves climbing. This ability to master any great heights leads him on a quest to conquer every great mountain around the world that he wants to scale.
The book’s blur uses perfect words when saying –
Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed.”
George Mallory wants to win the hand of the two ladies he loves. One, Ruth, marries him. The other, Mouth Everest, which George refers to as Chomolungma, Goddess Mother of the Earth, kills him. The question that the writer forms the book around is whether Mallory reached the summit of the Everest before his death. There is no witness to vouch for him. However, the last pages of the book will leave you thinking.
      Jeffery Archer’s writing is fast paced and I love the freshness in his voice. It never gets too dragging or boring. He knows how to keep the pages turning. The book has the right mixture of mystery, romance, action, history, and adventure!  I wasn’t aware of George Mallory before I came across this novel so I couldn’t isolate those nitpicks the book has been criticized for.
Overall, I truly enjoyed the book. I would give it a 4/5. 

Also, What do you think of this amazing bookmark my friend made for me?

Friday, 22 August 2014

Liebster Award

The wonderful Monika from Dreamland nominated this blog for the Liebster award.
Pretty exciting really!
Let’s dive into business.
The rules
Post 11 facts about you.
Answer 11 questions provided by the person who nominated you.
Nominate 11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
Link your nominees to this post.
Create 11 questions for your nominees.
Let your nominees know that you tagged them.
Remember, no tag backs!

That 11 facts about myself.

1.       I like the number 11 :D
2.       I don’t mind drinking milk.
3.       I haven’t travelled out of the country.
4.       I am currently writing a novel.
5.       I name my things.
6.       I don’t like losing.
7.       A Tiny Bit Marvellous is the first audio book I’ve tried.
8.       I’m a law student.
9.       The Fountainhead is the most amazing book I’ve ever read.
10.   People call me eccentric. XD
11.   I get myself a birthday card on my (duh) birthday. Lol

Monika’s questions.

1.What tv shows do you like to watch?
Game of Thrones, House, Grey’s Anatomy, Sherlock, Modern Family are some of my favorites.
2. What is your favorite song?
What goes around comes back around by Justine Timberlake
3. What would you say is your best characteristic?
I’m creative. That quality makes sure that anything I do stands outJ
4. What would you say is your worst characteristic?
I get hostile when something ruffles my feathers.
5. What is your favorite animal?
6. What do you respect most in other people?
7. How would you describe your personal style?
8. What is your favorite color?
Maybe purple? Most of my things are purple.
9. What is your favorite food?
Cheetos XD
10. What is your favorite holiday?
When I get to travel to a place I haven’t been to before.
11. What annoys you the most?

My awesome(not really) questions.

1.       What is the most beautiful thing?
2.       Favorite drink?
3.       Do you read books?
4.       Craziest thing you have done this year.
5.       Did you travel this year? If yes, where? If you haven’t where would you have liked to go?
6.       Like Harry Potter?
7.       What are your hobbies?
8.       Have you ever slapped/hit someone?
9.       How often do you check your mail?
10.   Which Chinese year were you born in?
11.   If you were offered a choice to take something ( a thing, no living being) to heaven, what would that be?
Asking the questions was relatively easier than answering them!

I nominate these wonderful People-

Andreea from catsfika.blogspot.com 

I'll come back to name the rest!


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