For the crazy Book Lovers

Well, my dear readers, its December. The year is gonna end end soon and we’d wonder what worthwhile things we did in it. While i’m very optimistic about sincere and productive stuff I did in it, let me also fill in the fun quota. So, while going through illustrations of a book on Pinterest, i randomly came across some awesome words for people and their association with books. Just see, how chained them.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns – Book Review

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Words have power to move the world. It has been proven on uncountable occasions and in uncountable ways. They have power to melt toughest of hearts and they can even strengthen weakest of hearts. And when words come out of the pen of a poet, they can awaken society to the world existing around it! Khaled Hosseini’s poetical prose in his novel ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ has left me stunned by the blazing light streaming from those thousand splendid suns.  Continue reading “A Thousand Splendid Suns – Book Review”

Conquering the Kaliya-Naga within, SuktiRatnani – 3

दामोदरोऽयं परिगृह्य नागं विक्षोभ्य तोयं च समूलमस्य ।

भोगे स्थितो नीलभुजङ्गमस्य मेघे स्थितः शक्र इवावभाति ॥

-बालचरितम् (४-५)

Having seized the serpent and stirring up the entire water of this great river; Damodar, who is adorning the hood of Kayila Naga, seems like Indra glorifying the clouds.

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Back to Basics. Part – 2

Akoopar, the Infinte

A heart-warming narrative of the oneness between the people of Gir and its eco-system.
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The Infinite Gir

Here is the second installment of the series ‘Back to Basics’ for you, my dear readers. In my first installment, I talked about two books, which reconnected me to my land and its culture. One of it was Akoopar by Dhruv Bhatt. It is a heart-warming narrative of the oneness between the people of Gir (the region of Asiatic Lion Sanctuary in Gujarat) and its eco-system. Through Akoopar, I entered into an altogether different world and was lost in its pristine way of life. I want to give you a glimpse of that.

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અકૂપાર – ગીરવાસી માનવ અને પ્રકૃતિના પ્રેમની નોખી કથા

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ગૈયરને ઘણી ખમ્મા!

મારી Back to Basics Part – 1 પોસ્ટમાં મેં તે બે પુસ્તકો વિશે વાત કરી હતી જે પુસ્તકો મને મારી પોતાની ધરતી – ગૂર્જરધરાની સમીપ લઈ ગયા અને તેના અજાણ્યા પાસાઓનો પરિચય કરાવ્યો. તેમાંનું એક પુસ્તક એટલે અકૂપાર. અને બીજું ઝવેરચંદ મેઘાણીનું રા’ ગંગાજળિયો. આજે મારે વાત કરવી છે અકૂપાર વિશે.

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