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Day 4: My Dream Job


When I was younger, I used to think book reviewers have the best job. When I started to review books on my blog - I realized how mistaken I was!

I wanted to be a bestselling author. But how can that be a job? Writing is somehow so very me. I cannot imagine a time when I wouldn't write even one word.... :) Like I keep saying, it's my therapy. Writing is equivalent to breathing for me.

So what I think would be my dream job would be to get paid loads of cash to travel the world and review the places. Basically work for some really famous travel magazine. Or website.

I had got an offer to intern with one such place during nearly the end of my Masters. I'd wanted to go chase that opportunity...but my mum wanted me to finish my degree. Sadly, the company offering the internship didn't like to be kept waiting.

They cancelled their offer. And I'm yet to re-apply...because of my further tryst with academics.

Day 3: My Favorite Quote


I love quotes. I love looking them up. I love quoting them. I love copying them down in my notebook. I love beginning all my stories, short stories, musings with a quote.... So it's impossible for me to pick just one quote that's my favorite. So I'll just tell you my top three quotes.

1. "Never give up on the one thing you cannot go a day without thinking about." ~ Anonymous.

2. "Whether you think you can, or you think you cannot - You're probably right." ~ Henry Ford.

3. "If two people are happy together and miserable when apart, they ought not let anything in the world keep them apart." - Jean Webster, Daddy-Long Legs. 

I could go on and on about this, but I guess I'll stop here.
See you tomorrow with another post, folks! ^_^

Day 2: 20 Facts About Me


My birthday is in September.
That makes me a Virgo.
I own a cat named Pippo. Or he owns me, more likely.
Writing is my therapy. I love writing.
I have amazing friends and family <3
I'm scared of changes. I am not at all good at the art of getting by.
I want to meet Ruskin Bond.
I don't really know what 'to be madly in love with someone' feels like.
I love being a story-teller. If all else fails, I am going to become a kindergarten teacher. And just keep telling them stories.
2013 was the year of realizations for me.
I am currently pursuing MPhil in Comparative Literature, from Jadavpur University.
I love reading quotes, quoting quotes and writing them down. They help me somehow.
I find it a bit difficult to make friends. But once I'm really friends with you (and not just on Facebook), I'll be friends with you forever.
I love traveling. Haven't been to many places yet...but I dream of traveling the world someday.
I want to write a bestseller..…

Day 1: My Blog's Name

I came across this challenge on one of my many Google researches. And I have decided since I seem to have a lot of time on my hands these days - I'll give it a try. Of course, that might mean I'd write two blog posts in one day...but who cares. Or maybe I can combine them. Who knows?

Anyway. So, this is DAY 1: YOUR BLOG'S NAME

My blog has been called, 'A Rainfall of Words', 'Patchwork Chronicles', 'Aniesha's Blog' and a number of creative and boring things.

Then someone suggested that 'Aniesha's Blog' is a name as boring as can get and I should spice it up a bit. I didn't know what to call my blog then. I'd really loved the name 'A Rainfall of Words' but somehow blogger wouldn't let me go back to it.

Swarnali suggested that I change it to 'Aniesha's Musings'. And I quote, "That way you don't change your blog name so much, but the essence changes from being downright boring, right?"

And s…

WOW: 'A funny thing happened on my way to..."

"To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all." - Antole France
Include this line in your post: "A funny thing happened on my way to...."

A funny thing happened on my way to life. I had hit pause and had just sat down to enjoy the sunset. I didn't know what would follow the sunrise, But I decided this was the moment I'd savor. Who knew? Perhaps I'd remember it forever.
While I sat on the bench, Someone else came whistling up, hands in their pockets, They asked if they could join me. I looked around and said, "Why not? This seat is empty."
We sat in silence and watched the sunset. "Don't you ever worry about what will happen next?" The question escaped their lips before they could stop, And smiling I replied, "Well, I try not to... What's the point?"
"Well, the point is," they went on,  "If you don't know where you're headed  How will know if you're on the right track?" At this l…

Musing: Au Revoir

I remember reading Malgudi Days as a kid, and I remember reading about Rama Rao. But Swami and Friends…that only rang a very faint bell in my head. Malgudi Schooldays was recently given to me as a parting gift. And as is the custom with me, I badgered the presenter to write something in the book. (Some people refuse to follow this rule. -__-)
So my friend decided to write this in the book:

I looked at my friend blankly and asked, “But what does that even mean?”
“Wait, you haven’t yet read the book?”
I shook my head, and held the book out to our other friend, “Does this make sense to you?”
Being much wiser, this friend smiled and said, “Yes…it does make a lot of sense to me. Read it, read it – you’ll get it.”
On my way home, I kept thinking about the inscription and the obvious connection to the book. I hadn’t read it yet – and I was dying to know what it meant. I was thoroughly annoyed because I had to pick out story books for a neighbor’s kid. I hastily picked out Arabian Nights and an En…

Celebrating International Author's Day+ Giveaway

Writers are the people who take us by the hand and pull us into their world. Sometimes we fall in love with these places so much, that it becomes quite difficult to cope with reality afterwards. 

As someone who grew up with Harry Potter, I know the kind of impact our books have on our lives...

It's sad to find out that there is no such day solely dedicated to our authors. The ones who spend a lot of time coming with the stories, which you love to read. Love to trash sometimes too. Either way - there is love involved.

As a writer who is still yet to make it big in the industry, the celebration of International Authors'Day (organized by b00k r3vi3ws) means a lot.

And to celebrate it, I have a giveaway for all you lovely readers.

Just enter the giveaway below to win a couple of books. One of them is, in fact, my debut novel :)

Good luck, people! ^_^

P.S. - This giveaway is open only those who have an Indian postal address, where the giveaway can be shipped to :)

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Musing: While the World Slept

“The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4 am knows all my secrets.” 
― Poppy Z. Brite
Even though I love all my friends dearly there are certain times when I like nothing better than to sit by myself and get utterly lost in my own labyrinth of thoughts. Yesterday night was one such day for me. Or should be day before yesterday night? 
We had stayed over at a friend's house. And she lives on the seventh floor of the oldest high rise in Gariahat...and I'll admit that I've fallen head over heels in love with her verandah. After everyone had retired for the night around 3 am, I sat there, looking out into the street and wondering how could I've lived in this city for twenty four years and never realized how pretty she is?

My precious digital camera got spoiled last year and I've not bought a new one. All I have is a 'smart phone' which sometimes decides to freeze on me -_- 
But I just had to click a picture to keep it in my memory forever. I fiddled on Yo…