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The Wise Man Said - Book Review.

Book: The Wise Man Said.

Author: Priya Kumar.

Genre: Motivational.



The story in a nutshell: Sammy, an 80 year old billionaire, realises that the secret behind his success in life has been the various sacrifices he made along the way. One of the foremost being his neglect towards his family that rendered him a lonely soul bereft of a single person cheering him for his win in the race called 'life'. This realisation spurs him to leave behind his identity and money and participate in the life he missed out on. Eleven months in a year, he takes on a new identity and sets out to experience anything - even death - to participate in adventures across the world. All he carries with him are his curiosity and his willingness to experience anything that life may present him with.

The Wise Man Said is a collection of twelve stories from Sammy's adventures that he penned down in his diary; experiences from his exciting journey that left him feeling enriched and contented at a life well liv…

C for Comments.

" This is incredibly beautiful,  Shilpa. I am speechless! What a picturesque post you have painted. Stunned by the colours here. "

 I read these words and was floored, nay, was on cloud nine!  I remember writing the post  - The dawn - with all my heart. I poured my feelings into it, trying to capture the sunrise in just a few sentences. After I felt I had done a fairly good job, I hit the 'publish' button. And, then began the game we bloggers love to play. The waiting game, where we wait and wait, for the applause. If not a deafening applause, then, even a few words of encouragement from fellow bloggers work their magic.  A few comments of appreciation, and our day is made. It's as if our efforts paid off!
             How precious these comments are to us writers, aren't they?  Our posts are our blood, sweat and tears. Our blogs, our haven, where we love to lose ourselves, pour out our deepest feelings, our frustrations, our angst;  where, we welcome the worl…

We shall overcome.

Some years ago,  my school friends informed me about a particular girl from our batch, who committed suicide as she hadn't fared well in her college examinations. She was a  brilliant student at school - a trait which followed her to college, too. Sadly, during one of her exams, fate did not stand by her side and she failed to obtain the marks she had expected. Unable to face her parents and the world, she decided to end it all.

             There are a million such people out there, who failed to achieve success in their life and who got so dejected that they decided to give it all up. Not once did they believe that they could win it all back if they trusted themselves enough. Not once did they trust the Supreme Energy that gives us the power to realise our dreams.

            On the other hand, there are a countless others out there, whose success stories  prove to  the world that if we put our belief, our trust in ourselves and single-mindedly work towards achi…

MOM - Film Review.

Starring: Sridevi, Akshaye Khanna, Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Director: Ravi Udyawar

Music: A.R. Rahman.

Rating: 4/5


Because God couldn't be everywhere, He created Mother. A line from the movie, it could very well sum up the movie for you. Sridevi couldn't have chosen a better subject for her 300th film. I haven't been a diehard Sridevi fan, but her last film, English Vinglish, changed my opinion of her and that's the reason I simply wanted to see MOM, right on the day it released.

MOM is emotional; MOM is electrifying; MOM is hard-hitting; MOM is riveting, right till the end.  In short, MOM is Sridevi. This could very well be the review in a nutshell, but there's more I would love to talk about.

Devki Sabarwal (Sridevi) is a school teacher, the kind one can never mess with, whoever you may be. However, at home, she struggles to bond with her 18 year old step-daughter, Arya (Sajal Ali). The quiet acceptance and the sensitivity with which she accepts the cold vibes she r…