Tuesday, October 27, 2015

This is Not Enough

He sits with a singular meal
broken and in tears
Calls for his mum and dad
for they are his only dears

With barely a single cloth
he faces the harsh winter
keeps himself warm with the fire he built
with those soft, tiny little hands

Hands that long to open the books
he sells sitting on the street
hoping he could decipher 
what that ink on paper means

He walks with a blurry vision
no hand to guide him through
for his sight can become better 
if those clear lenses reach him somehow

He sleeps on the concrete floor
and loses himself in a dream world
of the royals and the riches 
he never can be.

The father works away his life 
to support his children and wife
only thinks about the food on their plates
knowing, that this is not enough

Srish. xx

Friday, June 12, 2015

Maybe Someday | Book Review

“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.”
Hey Guys!
I spent the majority of my yesterday, engrossed in a novel called 'Maybe Someday'. It is a novel written by one of my recent favourite authors, Colleen Hoover.
Novel : Maybe Someday
Author : Colleen Hoover
Genre : Romance/Contemporary Romance
My Star Rating : Star Rating (4/5)
Here is a link for Goodreads, that gives a better synopsis than I ever could (considering the fact that I may just reveal all the interesting details, if given the opportunity).
Personally, after reading Slammed and Point of Retreat I became a fan of Colleen Hoover's writing. Her writing style is easy, cheerful, it is usually in alternating perspectives but uses first person speech, and she uses her gift of poetry really well.
You go through the emotions that characters are going through. You smile, laugh and cry with them. I found myself in tears and laughing in hysterics at some points. There was light humour which was relaxing and relate-able. It never became way too intense that I had to put it down, and it never became open ended. It is continuous and has no breaks in the writing, and it is a fast paced novel. There is something happening every moment.
I definitely did not want to put down the novel even for a second. The characters that Colleen Hoover painted were extremely realistic and relate-able. The protagonists, Sydney and Ridge fell into place perfectly. They were shown to be like real humans with realistic flaws and imperfections, and with realistic perfections as well (considering a fictional world).
The novel did remind me of Thoughtless by S.C Stephens in a way, despite the story-line being completely different. I could feel that the underlying theme, the undercurrent of the story was quiet similar.
All in all, I loved the novel and I can't wait to read Maybe Not (Maybe #1.5) which features Warren, a secondary character from Maybe Someday who was possibly my favourite character (after Ridge) in the first book.
I hope you like it too!
Keep on reading.
Srish. xx

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Aladdin | Movie Review

Be a prince, princess, king, queen, but most importantly Be You.
Hey everyone! I will be reviewing one of the most beautiful movies ever made, Aladdin. Disney has been great in sharing with us folk tales and stories from centuries past, and all of them have a special message to convey.
Aladdin is a story about a young boy, a ‘street rat’ who survives on petty thievery to fill his stomach. He along with his friend Abu, live like nomads, always on the move. But his nature is beautiful. He is caring, loving, charming and his looks are to die for! Then there is princess Jasmine, beautiful, sweet and a strong minded woman. Her father, the Sultan wants to marry her off but according to the scriptures, she needs to be married to a prince.
A parallel story is of Jafar, the advisor to the palace. He is crude and manipulative. He wishes to seek a magic lamp, but for that he needs Aladdin. However, when Aladdin gets the possession of the magic lamp, he meets Genie. Genie is there to grant Aladdin his wishes. And Aladdin wishes to be a prince, so he can happily marry his true love, Princess Jasmine.
And I am sure, by now you know how the story goes. I am here to share with you a few things that I learnt from this movie/story.
tumblr_m104anjWhw1rogs7xo1_500The Genie is a representation of the Universe. The whole Universe is your wish granting factory, all you have to do is ask for that wish, and believe that it will happen. You also learn that on achieving what you ask for, it is important to appreciate it, to work for it, to know that it can only truly be yours by hard work.

The second most important thing is that this society has made up a hierarchy. Love is a very delicate feeling, an emotion, and for that our society has bars. There is a social hierarchy and you can only fall in love with someone based on their lifestyle and prosperity. It is important to see the richness of the heart. The richest may not be the strongest of heart.
You will face many obstacles in life, but to face them head on and to have strength will help conquer the toughest of situations. :)
A lesson that we are taught right from the start: Sharing is caring. All of us learn to share, in school, we share lunch, as we grow older, we share notes or clothes and so on. However, this simple lesson is very easy to slip, and there is a subtle yet beautiful reminder in the movie.
tumblr_inline_mw7r03niYj1ro20drThe seemingly normal lamp had a treasure so big that one can’t even fathom. The Genie in the lamp signifies that it is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts. So, never judge a book by its cover.

And also, at the end of them, truth is always the best solution. You will keep piling on lies one over the other, and it will get you nowhere. However, the truth has to come out in the end anyways, so why worry, just tell the truth, whatever has to happen, will happen.
Also, while you're here, why don't you revisit your childhood and listen to the most beautiful song ever? Here's a link:

CheersSrish. xx