Sunday, September 25, 2011

Madness,Masti and Me.....

I was brought up like a the sense that most of us are..with our parents always wanting to give us the best they can and fulfill all our demands(well,at least the ones they find logical:)).Sharing was limited to only with a family of four,and there was always an option of complaining about not getting what I wanted and ending up getting like i said,life was cool:-)

So when I had to leave the comfort of my house and move to Bangalore for work,the thought of living with complete strangers and sharing with them was quite nerve-wrecking.

Things started well,for having a room-mate whom I knew from 2-3 months was a better option than someone completely new.But then,people move out,because of marriage,new job and other such reasons and room mates change.

In the past three odd years,I have come across a huge variety of such people(read roomies) and let me tell you it has been quite an adventure while adjusting!!

From the quite one to the boisterous one,from the untidy one to the stickler for cleanliness,from the lazy one to the always let-me-help-you ones,from the careless ones to the particular ones,from the getting-up early ones to the one going for 3a.m dates(yes,you read it right...a.m),I have seen them all..and am still living with some of them:-)

Its quite funny that most of us away-from-home people have similar lifestyles,yet can be so different.But yet,there is a certain sense of camaraderie which stems up from missing home.We are each others parents,friends,siblings,in short, a family-away-from-family.

We get mad at each other,yet stay together...have birthday celebrations at midnight,"MAD" discussions starting from a topic and ending somewhere miles apart from it,sharing past experiences and creating "MASTI"-filled moments,laughing endlessly and
uncontrollably and facing it all together when neighbours complain about the loud noise ......yes,it all keeps happening like its a part of our lives!!

As for ME...yes,now its a crazy life,but all these experiences have assured me of one thing,I can live with (almost)any kind of people,and still have a good time.Something to feel good about,eh?:-)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

365 and counting......

Exactly an year ago,"Piece of Mind" came into existence.....yeah,my blog turns 1 today!!!:):):)

Though,its not that I have written a piece on each of the past 365 days,but the going's been good...

Heres wishing my Blog a very happy birthday and many more to come....!!:-)

And to all of you,readers.....keep reading!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Shiva Trilogy

The "Shiva Trilogy" is a series of 3-books by author Amish Tripathi.These books are based on the idea "what if Lord Shiva was not a God but a man like us who became a God".....and the way the idea has been presented makes you almost want that to be the case.

In the first book,"The Immortals of Meluha",the character of Shiva has been presented as a Tibetan tribal chief who travels across the mountains and ends up finding himself being considered as the much-awaited 'Destroyer of Evil'.How he finds love,friendship and faces different challengeson his journey makes up for a gripping read.The author has done a real commendable job in creating the characters which are fictional but still in some way relate to the mythological stories we have all been hearing all our lives.

My favourite of course,is the central character of Shiva,who is courageous,just and also tormented by a past incident.But there is a charming attraction to this "Chillum-smoking","What the hell" saying and the drooling in love Shiva:-)

The second book "The Secret of Nagas" starts off where the first one ended and also answers a lot of questions raised in the first book.It also raises a few questions which will be hopefully answered in the third book of the series "The Oath of the Vayuputra".Even in the second book,author Amish has managed to keep the readers engrossed and make it a 'hard-to-put-down' book.The language used for the narrative is also quite clear and its not too difficult to imagine what he is trying to convey.

For an avid book reader like me,it was a delight to read an Indian author coming up with such good writing and I would recommend it to everyone looking for a good read....while I eagerly await the third book of the series.

P.S:Below are the glimpses of the cover pages of the two books,which are equally impressive.