Monday, January 30, 2012

The Secret Retold: Har Har Mahadev!

The Immortals of Mehula had touched me and a lot of others and the Shiva Trilogy continues. So I waited ernestly for the sequel The Secret of the Nagas. I had this pic as my background for ages, in fact it still is.

 I pre-booked it on Flipkart and it reached my house two days after I left for London. So my mom read it but I had to wait till I went to India a couple of weeks ago and spent my first two days simply reading it and staying at home.
I liked it but not loved it. Shiva in the first book was rough raw and normal. Just a man with responsibilities. In the second book he was Neelkanth. He accepted his destiny, demanded his respect and worked with it. But nevertheless, Shiva is Shiva as ever. Striving to be better than himself.

A couple of interesting revelations and new twists. Some moments emotional, some that make you think again, some that bring out new things to come around. Especially, the moment of truth, the reason behind his blue throat and how his destiny was written when he was a child by his uncle.
I wait to see his connection with Lord Rudra, the Vasudevs, the Vayuputras and of course who his uncle is. But I also wait to see if Amish includes little stories like why Karthikeyan is popular in the south, how Goddess Ganga fits into the whole story, how Bhagirath's story comes alive and how a snake coils his throat! When's the next book coming up??!!

And I put up two pics, I could put up more if they made more pics. I mean honestly, he does look like Shiva doesn't he ? The dreadlocked strongwilled scarred Tibetian!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012

2011: The Year That Was

I just read the last year's post and definitely it seems like I have done more last year even though technically I have done more this year !

Jan: I began the year with my from Joka friends at a beach resort in Bengal. And watched a bunch of stupid fun movies with friends while I directed my play.

Feb: I directed a play, and truthfully proud of it. My wing, All the Jazz bought a cricket team in ICPL, the joka version of IPL. And I completed my education.

Mar: I went for a family vacation to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

Apr: India won the World Cup and I attended by Convocation receiving my MBA.

Jun: I was home reading books and watching movies. I also started  blogging about NGOs  as a part of Blog This!

Jul: I was still at home doing the same thing but I also got involved with BlogAdda, by receiving free books to review.

Aug: I moved to the UK and lived out of a suitcase from hostel to hostel. I wrote my FSA exams.

Sep: I moved into my flat and awesome fun with all my collegues from across the world during the training month.

Oct: I started my new (and my first) job on the desk. And celebrated Diwali.

Nov: Went around London at a slower pace, seeing things I hadn't seen and trying to fit in.

Dec: I stayed back to work during the holiday season and watched at the world thinned down. I got a glimpse, just a glimpse of snow. I spent Christmas alone at home. And here I am, at home, writing this post on New Years Eve and posting it in the New Year. Sad there wasn't even much to capture it! Nevertheless, bless for more.

Happy New Year everyone! And if this is the last new year we will ever see, let us party on 21st of Dec 2012.