Thursday, 25 June 2015

Waiting - Haiku

 Waiting in despair 
Though I will not know till weeks 
 still I check my phone

Keep clicking refresh
My inbox remain empty
Hoping to get one

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

EYES (Haiku)

In love she will fall 
if she will look in his eyes
shez scared of the thought

Dream (Haiku)

Through the rays of moon
My Mom glides down to meet me ;
 Dream ! hold her gently 

Fantasy (Haiku)

I was so happy
then I realized that it 
was all fantasy

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Where Hope Takes Root

Review: His Highness The Aga Khan's "Where Hope Takes Root" 

Hardcover, 144 pages
Published May 28th 2008 by Douglas & McIntyre
Original title: Where Hope Takes Root: Democracy and Pluralism in an Independent World
ISBN: 1553653661 (ISBN13: 9781553653660)
Edition language:English

Who? Why? How? Where?  of this book: 

Where did I find this book? 

In a public library. Library has always surprised me with the books that I least expect to be IN LIBRARY. "Where hope takes root" is one of them. "Aga Khan Museum Guide" is the other. I was proud to see these books "ON SHELF" in library. 

Who is Aga Khan and Why you should read this $25 hard book? 

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, is the 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual Leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim and the direct descendent of Prophet Muhammad.

This book succinctly highlights AKDN's fifty years of experience, experiments, acheivements and accomplishment in diverse field of health, education, pluralism, civil society and much more. It is the compilation of His thirteen speeches which was delivered between September 2002 and October 2006 and the interviews which is made my Adrienne Clarkson, the former Governor-General of Canada. 

Listed is the titles of the speeches which will want you to read this book. 

1. Enhancing Pluralism @ Armsterdam, The Netherlands
2. Is civil society bankable? @ Tashkent, Uzbekistan
3. The knowledge revolution and the end of ignorance @ Karachi, Pakistan
4. Canada as a global leader @ Gatineau, Canada, 
5. The nature of true regime change @ Toronto, Canada
6. Underwriting human progress @Berlin, Germany
7. Architecture as a force for change @New Delhi, India
8. Democracy, Pluralism and Civil Society @ Oslo, Norway
9. The Bridge That Unites Us @ Ottawa, Canada
10. What Makes Democracy Works @ Evora, Portugal 
11. Renewing Democracy's Promise @ New York, USA
12. The Spiritual Roots of Tolerance @ Tutzing, Germany
13. Towards a common future @ Ottawa, Canada 
14. "Pluralism is a work in progress" in conversation with Peter Mansbridge who is a Canadian TV personality.

I wouldn't say you Have to read this book or you Should read this book;  But trust me, you Want to read this book.

Where is this book available?

1. Amazon
4. You can borrow it from me :) 

Upcoming Review: 

 Happy Reading !!

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

My Children - Haiku

The view of my life 
My boys are always sweeter than 
A glazed Strawberry

Happy Reading !! 

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Review: Inside Out and Back Again

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

This is the moving story of one girl's year of change, dream, grief, and healing as she journeys from one country to anothe, one life to the next. This is the award winning novel.

The beauty of this book is that, the entire story is written in a form of poem, verses, which so much reminds me of Emily Dickenson's work. 

While i was reading, i found myself imagining as a child when i was in her situation, moving from  India to Canada leaving family and friends behind.

I'd like to quote some lines which, when i read i felt like its my own story. I believe, books don't change people, sometimes paragraphs do or sometimes even sentences. 

"Our lives
will twist and twist,
intermingling the old and the new
untill it doesn't matter 
which is which.

Eternal Peace:

Mother wears
her brown a'o da'i
brought from home.

Each of my brothers
wears a suit,
too small or too big.

I wear a pink dress
of ruffles and lace,
which i hate,
but at least
it's definitely a dress.

Each of us faces that altar,
holding a lit incense stick
between palms in prayer.

Father's portrait
stares back.

Mothers says,
We'll chant
for Father's safe passage
toward eternal peace,
where his parents await him.

She pauses,
voice choked.

Father won't leave
if we hold on to him.
If you feel like crying,

If you're not accostom to reading novel in verse this is the right choice.

Video Link: 

Inside Out & Back Again - Book Trailor 

This is novel is to millions of refugees in the world, may you all find home. 

Happy Reading !!