Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Moments of Togetherness

In this hi-tech generation almost all of us have a smartphone. We carry it throughout the day to check messages, latest updates and even during spare hours in a day which we get to relax for some time. While journeying in metro, partying with friends, dinning with family, during class lectures, evening walk and even while driving on road; our eyes remain glued to the phone screen as if it is going to give solution to all problems. It's an addiction eating up our real world little by little. To be precise, our virtual world is superseding our real world. Even the warmth of love, gratitude and relations have become digital; easy to manipulate (status). No commitment. There are days when we feel a void inside; wanting someone to just sit and listen what we have to say, to exchange a few kind words and get inspired by someone's life experience. It becomes hard to start up a conversation with a person sitting next to you with all his attention either in mobile screen or an ear- plugged to music. This is an act of ignorance, unintentionally though. We have made a private world of our own and that's the major reason for weakening of relations, friendship and understanding. 

It's high time to reconcile the gap between us and our real world where there are people waiting for us to have our attention… to love, share and care. Nature follows the notion of giving and receiving. So, why not associate our happiness of togetherness with the nature.

 Last month when dad asked my elder brother to buy grocery from a nearby shop, he refused to go just because he wanted to spend some more time chatting with his friends over his phone. Realizing his constant change in behavior and cut-off from his responsibilities, dad and I came up with a plan. We decided that every day for one hour we will close all the lights in our home except in our drawing room. No use of electric appliances other than the fan and an LED tube light in the room. Initially, it was very discomforting to stop all work sharp at 9:00 pm till 10:00 pm and sit in a room for random discussion. Many a times, my brother and I lost our patience sitting without gadgets in hand. It was surprising to notice after a week, that one hour became our most favorite part of the day in which mom and dad shared about their past experiences, their childhood, college days and professional life. I was amazed at the fact how less we knew about our own parents. After a month, my brother asked dad that why we have to switch off every electric appliance for an hour during our conversation. To which dad replied, ‘’each day for one hour we not only do family get-together and discussion without disturbance but also we save up energy. Think, all this while when you don't use your laptop, printer, mobile phones, television; you contribute a support to the global mission of saving energy. Let nature too smile with us’’. And we both hugged him tightly.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

My Friendship and five years!

Happy Birthday to you ''My Friendship'' blog... my second home... my savior... my little world. So much of ''My'' but not more than ''Yours''. I feed this space with my thoughts but it grows only when its readers read and give feedback. This journey started back in 2010 when I was in eighth standard and now I am doing my BBA in international finance and accounts. It's hard to believe how years rolled by and today it's the fifth anniversary of ''My Friendship''. This is happiness; a pure bliss!

I clearly remember the first day of blogging. It was a struggle between what to write and how to write and whether should I write or simply delete it the next moment. Fortunately, I chose to write; thanks to my stars. By the time I discovered, there was completely a different world dwelling... ''the world of words'' where even the pain seemed beautiful. It became a medium for me to express. We can not just go and say everything and every thought that comes to mind. There are things meant not to be reacted and expressed at the very moment. We keep it in heart knowing well it needs to be considered and heard without judgement. And this is how My Friendship became my best friend. I wrote every beautiful, strange, dark and sweet feeling that came across... in the form of poetry. I learnt to balance my emotions, thought process, empathy and analyzing between wrong and right. 

 It's been quite a long time since I blogged. Last month was challenging for me on an emotional note. It's the first time I am staying away from home. However, day by day I am getting over it. I have my mid semester around the corner and my thick books on management, economics, logic and mathematics are waiting for me. But I promise, I won't leave this place deserted with old posts and would do a come back soon. 

In terms of writing, this year has been unexpectedly lucky for me. My creations are now part of twelve poetry and story anthologies and several online magazines. I had never thought I would come this far. Blogging has blessed me with some life-long friends. I owe gratitude to each of my reader who helped me grow as a writer and as a person. I hope to receive the same love and support for the years to come. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015


Cover Reveal:


A hilarious pseudo-history of marketing management, which explicitly denies resemblance to any actual history, and which will be horrified if some semblance be found. The story of a man who discovered that the path of life is strewn with treadmills and, if you get on one by mistake, you could keep running all your life to stay in the same place. The story of how a businessman may just be minding his…err…business and the ‘Invisible Hand’ can cause unexpected consequences to arise out of his innocent actions. There is no point blaming the tale for being exaggerated because that is precisely what it seeks to be – an ‘exaggeration ad absurdum’ of some facets of the world. Anything you learn from the book – be it the basics of marketing management or a satirical view of Society – you do at your own risk.
The tale only dogs the doings of:
Spike Fortune who only sought to feed dogs and, later, sought more dogs to feed.
Jerry Fortune who, being fortune less, gets dragged helter-skelter behind his uncle Spike in the latter’s careening pursuit of commercial success and gets sandwiched between Spike and..
Tyke who was Spike’s resident genius on enticing dogs with their wares. He also has to help Spike in his rivalry with..
Tom Rich, who is unwillingly dragged into upstaging Spike and tries to do it by teasing the palates of cats, helped by the bumbling efforts of..
Jasper Rich who would rather be partying than chasing cats with cat-foods.
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Meet The Characters

Spike Fortune, who, being unable to justify his existence by making money, is obsessed with justifying his existence by spending all his inherited wealth. Lead into the paths of commerce, he discovers that, while it may seem attractive to set out to lose money, the natural consequence of having people consider him a loser was indigestible. Having set out to feed dogs, Spike becomes obsessed with feeding more dogs and, later, having more dogs to feed.

Jerry Fortune, who discovers that there are perils to having your livelihood depend on a benevolent uncle. Tied to his uncle’s coat-tails by a need for sustenance, he is dragged helter-skelter behind Spike in the latter’s careening progress in pursuit of commercial success. Having first been a mere interpreter between his uncle, Spike, and the resident marketing guru, Tyke, he later finds that being in the middle can get very uncomfortable, indeed.

Tom Rich, who had never realized that the easy contempt he had for his schoolboy acquaintance could prove so dangerous. Spike’s meteoric rise in the world of Commerce puts him in a position of either having to prove himself better or have all that contempt come back with usurious interest. He drags his nephew, Jasper, along in pursuit of teasing the palates of cats.


All that Spike and Tom had wanted was to be a winner in their respective businesses and, more importantly, in their own private game of one-upmanship. They had no idea that their humble quest would redraw the contours of Society and set in place principles that both businessmen and Society would live by.

Meet the Author

Fiction has been an addiction but the need to make a living took Suresh through Chemical Engineering and a PGDM at IIM-Bangalore and, from thence, to a long 16 year stint in the area of finance with specific expertise in fertilizer subsidies and a further two years as consulting expert in the same area. That, in his words, about sums up the boring part of his life, except for the people he was privileged to meet.

Otherwise, he can be described as a mess of contradictions – a bookworm but avid trekker; alone but never lonely; enjoys solitude but loves company; lazy but a perfectionist, the litany is endless. Trekking, which side-tracked him from the writing for which he quit his job, is a major passion and he does, at least, one trek in the Himalayas every year in addition to numerous local treks.

He reignited his passion for writing with a fairly popular blog The blog has been rated among the Top 5 humour blogs in India, twice in succession - in 2014 and 2015 - by BlogAdda, and has also been listed third among the Top Humour Blogs by Baggout.

He also has a short story published in a collection “Uff Ye Emotions” and has edited and written a novelette in an ebook anthology “Sirens spell danger”

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

My Ultimate Choice: LG Nexus 5X

The present era is being ruled by the smartphones. Everyone wants to be social, stay connected with family and friends and to keep up with their latest updates. It's a savior of millions of lives, who can't even think of a day without it. With an advancing technology, the smartphones compete among themselves, with every new feature they have in. Smartphones have become a style statement. The more advanced your phone, the more trendy you are! That's the way world see you and you see the world. Well, I am not an exception here.

I am a gadget freak and when it comes to a smartphone; I am quite too selective. Keeping in mind the latest features and my budget, I decided on buying an ''LG Nexus 5X''. The white, sleek, sophisticated design with 5.2 inch screen and light-weight; LG Nexus 5X won my heart at the very first sight. The next moment my fingers ran over the screen to explore in-order to quench my curiosity. I am going to share the best three features of Nexus 5X that made it my ultimate choice. 
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Excellent Camera: Being a photography lover for whom capturing moment is like a narration of a new story, the camera quality in a phone becomes an essential feature to consider. It's difficult to carry camera everywhere and at those times, a smartphone with good megapixel becomes handy. LG Nexus 5X has rear camera of 12.3 M.P. and to my happiness, the front camera has 5 MP; that means I can take sharp and clear selfies. Not only that, it offers 1.55 μm pixels that capture bright photos even in the dark conditions. It records video in an ultra-HD quality at 4K resolution. What else could I wish for? :D

Powerful Battery: It's quite irritating  to see a low battery signal on my phone after 2-3 hours of usage. I had to carry my phone charger everywhere and then search for the point to charge it but thanks to LG Nexus 5x. It has a powerful battery of 2700 mAh with a special ''USB Type- C'' cable which is reversible, to use. And, the best thing is... I can use it for as long as 4 hours after just ten minutes of charging! Isn't that something extra-ordinary? For me, it's a bliss. 

Smartness Redefined: LG Nexus 5X has a unique quality of redefining smartness. Wondering, how? Let me tell you. It has a fingerprint sensor on the backside. The sensor at the back will accept only your fingerprint to unlock the apps, making your phone more secure and safe from an outsider. The location of sensor is allocated on the way you hold the phone. The imprint will be smarter and active with every touch. 

It's high time to redefine smartness via touch. Grab your share of smartness by buying LG Nexus 5X

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Saturday, October 03, 2015

My Small World

It feels good to think
of this universe some times
instead of proclaiming self interests
but the needle stops there again
when I boast myself saying
there is small world- my home
that belong to me and I belong to it

Written for A Week for Writing