Dear All,

Hi Everyone..!!

Its really sad to tell this, but this blog has been lost.

Veena's google account got deactivated accidentally.

We have been trying to retrieve it badly, but not getting any help. Even left a help message at the forum, but did not receive any help from there too.

And, the worst thing is being just a member, I don't have rights, otherwise I could have added her up :(

Please, if you can help us on this, we would really be greatful.



It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.


Girls of Riyadh - Review

'Girls of Riyadh'

Authors: Rajaa Alsanea
Publisher: Penguin (5 Jun 2008)
320 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0141030615

A mail is doing it rounds in the city of Riyadh, a Yahoo Groups user sends a mail, after every Friday Evening prayer, to many users in Riyadh. The mails soon become the talks of the society and gets under the scrutiny of political parties, media and literature critiques.

I completely loved the writing style of the in the book, in portions of mails.

'Girls of Riyadh' is based in Riyadh. The storyline revolves around the lives of Four friends, who want to lead a life on their own terms, who have their own dreams and aspirations and want them to come true. Who believe in Love and even after knowing that their society sees it as a sin, still want to fall for it. Their every step taken for themselves is a fight against the society. Where expressing love openly is shameful. Where even guys do not stand up for their love, rather fall for the societal norms.
Its a story set in present times, but their lives are still set in the times where even today girls are mere keepsakes, they have to be primped up only for their husbands, without whom there's no life for them. Where even today you cannot fight for the love of your husband. Where you are there just to satisfy someone Else's egos and needs. Where your whole life is to be passed a judgment upon and every action is put under scrutiny.
But, the strong point still remains when even after failing love, and shattered dreams they stand up, as their dreams are still alive, and love will come eventually.

Rating: 9/10.

Remember to,



It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.


Book Shopping..!!

This weekend I went out with 2 of my friends at CP (Cannaught Place).

There's this place called Cha-Bar ('Cha' means Tea in Hindi), at the Statesman House building, which actually is a cafe inside the Oxford book House. So we went there for a cup of tea and to spend some time in relaxation.

Walking inside that place made me go mad. There were books books and books, and I so so so wanted to live there forever. After entering the place i dint even notice where my friends were I just headed straight towards the love of my life books. The ambiance is amazing and trust me once you walk into that place and being a book lover you would never want to come out. I was just going round the shelves and taking in all the positive energies I could grasp.
I just wanted all of them for myself, but yeah keeping in my mind the hole that would make in my pocket I chose two of them, one was what I wanted to Read and one that was a must buy for my Book shelf.

I got 'Girls of Riyadh' by Rajaa Alsanea and of course the second book was out of pure love and sheer temptation for The Harry Potter, I got for myself the new in the collection 'The Tales of Beedle the Bard'.
And trust me how contented i felt after that, and elated to get my hands on the 'Tales of Beedle the Bard', its an achievement for me at least.
I have already started reading the Girls of Riyadh, and will update the review once i finish, but as of now, I already have a feeling that its gonna be good.

Remember to,



It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.


Hello Everyone!!

I said I am back and then again went off. I know that's so silly! But well the new life is taking up all the time that I had for blogging and reading; but I am not complaining; in fact I am loving the new life BIG TIME!

Yep! So this small post is to thank all the people who have been kind enough to shower me and my blog with awards! Thanks to you ALL, I am back on the blog.
I have missed reading about books and all.

I will begin posting soon, and I am really missing out on the fun of challenges :)

Bethany, I am in for the OT 2009! and am yet to decide as to which one to join for!

Thanks to all!

I will shortly visit all of your blogs :) to remind you of my humble presence ;)

Take good care,


It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.


I am back

Yah! I am back after my vacations :) :)
Married and all... happy... tired and going on a holiday again :) ! to get him and me registered :) :)
So how's all of you guys feeling?

Thanks to YOU ALL, for dropping by and saying Hi, congratulations and thanks for the lovely wishes :)!

Thanks for the lovely awards as well :)

I am so overwhelmed and happy that you guys rememebered me :) :D

So I am BACK.. and I will be slowly dropping by your blogs to LET you know of my existence :) :)

love you ALL!



A Prisoner of Birth : Review

I have not read much of Jefferey Archer, but I have loved every book of his, i have laid my hand on. This one has become my second love (by his) after The Prodiigal Daughter (sequel of The Kane & Abel).

I got this one by chance. Was out with my sis and Father to get books for the 48 hours long journey on Train...( well.. for the people who dont know - My family including me were going off to Kerala, to attend sweet Veen's wedding. ) I took up 'Like a Flowing River' by Paulo Coelho & My sis took up "This One".
So the journey starts and after settling down making sure that its a window seat- ever thought why we have a love for the window seat....??/, I take out my book to read on....I go as far as the first chapter and my focus shifts to the world outside... Delhi running out of my site and instantly villages start poppin in and out of my view of the window. Finally I conclude that Paulo Coelho is not for journey and is for serious reading and i cant keep my focus on with the Train moving. My sis too busy listening to songs on her cellphone's FM had clearly ignored her book, and what more I grabbed it to just have a look and dint even realise, when i got so involved in it. It only occured to me when my sis started eating my head out, asking for her book, and well - I would just say - " Its not that easy to make me stop from reading a book, once i have started off...", so it was all in vain.

'A Prisoner of Birth' is yet another novel which will engross you, as it did in his past works, so much so that you would start relating with the characters and fall in love with Danny Cartwright and Nick, even Big Al.
The book is about Danny - who in his lawyers' words is a Prisoner of Birth, but arn't all of us prisoner of births in some way or the other?

Danny who gets caught in, the murder of his Best Friend, Bernie. the day he proposes Marriage to his long time girlfriend - also Bernie's sister.
The story is about Danny's fight with the powerful men in their fields to avenge his friend's murder, for which he's sentenced to serve 22 yrs of his life in Jail, for a crime he did not commit.

The climax totally turns the story around, and well the book is full of surprises - Need to add this one up in your TBR's if you like this genre.

Will he ever be able to avenge his Friend's murder?
Will he ever be able to bring the real murderer's to their downfall?
Who will believe him?

Will he Ever be able to free himself from being a Prisoner of Birth...??

Remember to,



It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Random Books from my TBR pile

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