Friday, April 20, 2018

R for Raksha Bandhan



She looked at the smooth silky threads, 

longingly...



Those dazzling diamonds and sparkles, 

the cute, eye-catching designs...



Every year she breezes through all the designs,

To pick up that one special thread for him.



Even though she knows...



He is no more

But still 

Her heart says,


'He will be home this Raksha Bandhan'



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Book Review-Rubina Ramesh's Rising from the Ashes



RISING FROM THE ASHES: 
A Short Story: Prequel to Knitted Tales 2 
by 
Rubina Ramesh



BLURB

She was one of the most beautiful woman Asura Sambara had laid his eyes on. 

Possessing a beauty of this magnitude became his passion. Sambara kidnapped her and whisked her off to his palace. 

Mayavati knows she has no option but to bow down to his wishes. But what about the young man who always haunts her dreams? She had no clue why she was in this palace but after speaking to the mischief making Sage Narada, it all started making sense to her. 

Who was Mayavati and what was she doing in Asura’s palace? 

Was Sambara her destiny? 

Disclaimer: This short story is a mythological fiction and should be treated as such. The author does not claim it to be a retelling of the Puranas. This piece is a product of her unbridled imagination. 



My Honest Review:


Rubina's stories have always intrigued me and have left me in awe. So when she chose mythology for her new book I was curious. I recently developed a liking for mythology, so I loved what I read. Though I have read other versions of this story, I am curious to read it through Rubina's lens.

The only thing which I would like to point out is the book cover. Though we say never judge a book by its cover, I wish the book cover was different, depicting the mythology character on which the book is based. But the present one is not bad.


Hoping to read the full story soon. 


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About the author

Blog Tour by The Book Club of DESTINED by Rubina Ramesh

Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time. She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona. Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Q for Quote on Life



Long time back I had read this quote somewhere

“We always plan for life,
But life definitely always has a different plan for us.”


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Don’t know why, but this quote got struck, rather embedded in my pea-sized brain since then.

Some may not agree with this quote, but for me, this quote has always been held true, to date. Whether its destiny or luck, this quote follows me everywhere, every time.


Has this happened to anyone of you??


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Spotlight-Rubina Ramesh's Rising from the Ashes



RISING FROM THE ASHES: 
A Short Story: Prequel to Knitted Tales 2 
by 
Rubina Ramesh



BLURB

She was one of the most beautiful woman Asura Sambara had laid his eyes on. 

Possessing a beauty of this magnitude became his passion. Sambara kidnapped her and whisked her off to his palace. 

Mayavati knows she has no option but to bow down to his wishes. But what about the young man who always haunts her dreams? She had no clue why she was in this palace but after speaking to the mischief making Sage Narada, it all started making sense to her. 

Who was Mayavati and what was she doing in Asura’s palace? 

Was Sambara her destiny? 

Disclaimer: This short story is a mythological fiction and should be treated as such. The author does not claim it to be a retelling of the Puranas. This piece is a product of her unbridled imagination. 

Grab your copy @


About the author

Blog Tour by The Book Club of DESTINED by Rubina Ramesh

Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time. She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona. Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer.

Click here to check out all the titles by the author...

You can stalk her @
      
        


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

P for A Picture is worth a thousand words



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Why do they say so???

"A graphic illustration conveys a stronger message than words, as in The book jacket is a big selling point—one picture is worth a thousand words. This saying was invented by an advertising executive" - Fred R. Barnard.

Because sometimes a picture conveys what sometimes words don’t.

          A picture is a memory which we like to visit.

A picture is a reminder of good times (no, I am not referring to the King of good times).

A picture is a reminder of people we had in our life.

A picture is a gateway to memories, sometimes a way of conveying a message in one image rather than writing ‘N' number of words.

Having said all of above, have you noticed, if ever you are bone tired, just a look at a picturesque image of a place, and you are instantly relaxed. The colors, really help us soothe our tired brain and makes us feel better which sometimes no matter how many words are either spoken to you or read by you.


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          Sometimes when we are low, doesn’t looking at old pictures, pictures of time spent with family and friends pep us up?

Well, it works for me sometimes.

So, a picture is definitely worth a thousand words.

What do you think about it?



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R for Raksha Bandhan

She looked at the smooth silky threads,  longingly... Those dazzling diamonds and sparkles,  the cute, eye-catching d...