A blogger turned author

I have been reading many blogs of different genre by different bloggers and they are all masters of their own creative way of writing .

but then bloggers do dream to be  author someday and convey their thoughts to millions of people out there .

One such blogger who achieved a milestone of authoring a book is SwatiiChandak (https://swatiichandak.me/)

Recently she authored a new book called Gradients (available at amazon http://www.amazon.in/dp/9384315516).


I had pre-ordered this book and it was available and delivered yesterday to me . i have read 3 of her poetries in her book and i must tell it gets you glued to the book . i felt an urge to keep reading poems one after the other.

words and emotions are  beautifully knitted like a garland .

with this I hope she turns out to be one promising author of new era and continues to deliver spectacular books ahead.

I wish her all the very best for her future endeavors and for all the blogger who would love to author their own master piece , please continue to nurture your passion and take a step ahead .

And if you already have a success story or a plan. please share here . i would love to see it


RTO has to improve

I had been RTO(Regional transport office)to apply for Driving license today and i must say it was yet another horrible experience i had .

Preparation a day before: I knew document verification would be strict so i had arranged all the document in a separate file .

now @ RTO you need to pay 30 INR and get challan . it was a huge queue and after half an hour i got into cash counter . i removed 50 INR and the first thing i heard was “change kodu guru ..” i said “50 ide . nan hatra nu illa. nodi sir.. 20 vapas kodi.” he threw my application and said give 30 rs  come only when u have i cnt do anything .

Oops … sorry i forgot the translation .. he asked 30 and i said i have 50 INR. he denied to accept.

some how i asked people over there and got the change of 30 rs. now after that stage there is another Queue where i had o submit the form and get documents verified

it took another 45 mins to get into verification room and officer said to submit docs. i did show him the file . he said “i don’t want to see your file .. get all the documents stapled and come .” now where would i find that ..

i requested him that i have all the document and u may see .. but he denied . i had to get out of the room and go to a shop buy a stapler , pin all the documents again in the same order as i had kept in file and come back .

Now this time there was yet another shock . i had to join the new queue. it again took 20 mins .. after verifying all docs he asked birth certificate original and unfortunately i dint have . but said, i have a pic of it in my mobile i can show you . but he said he want the paper in his hand . i said i can give you an alternative document as an age proof .. but he did not accept.

finally i had to come back to home. but the task was incomplete .

But during the process the people over there treated me as if i was their slave till death .

i know most of the government offices are corrupted and people are not so well behaved over there. but yeah people like me who like to be polite and gentle with them will have to bear this .

BTW the office was RTO Jayanagar Bangalore.

Did you have a  similar experience when u applied for license




Books @ Belagere books -Gandhibazar

Yesterday I felt a sudden urge to  purchase kannada novels . I went to Basavangudi Gandhi bazaar and visited “Belagere Books” and purchased 3 Books

  1. Jugari Cross (By poornachandra tejaswi)
  2. mooru hennu aidu jade (Beechi)
  3. Aavarana(SL bhairappa)

i also got an audio CD by Ravi belagere called “Kanase” meaning (Dream )


He speaks about the people who dream about their dream house ,and how they lived their dream, what should they be focusing on, while considering buying a house . Amazing audio at just 60 Rs INR. much valuable information .

while searching for books i came across Beechi’s books . He is known for his humorous literature works . 3 hennu 5 jade is all about people perception about each other, basically depicting life of 3 women

Next book i was hunting for was poornachandra tejaswi’s writing . i got Jugari Cross which talks about loot and exploitation people face by hoodlums and also its effect on environment. I just like the language of Malnad regions of Karnataka he uses in his work.

It was in the afternoon, I went  to Bull temple park situated in the nearby place . I opened up one of the book to read . climate was complementing my mood to read more .

Greenery filled park made me stay there for couple of hours before I decided to return back to home. it started drizzling at 3 Pm when I finally got up from the seat .. but yeah reading in a place filled with serenity gives a great positive energy

finally some line is kannada.

odhuva havyasa beliskondiruva nanu .. ondu pusthaka mugiyuttale innondannu bayasuva chaali .

adendu kadimeyaguvado na ariye . aadare ivugalodne kalita paatha saakashtu.

this is it for next 2 months of reading .

I’m sure it would turn out to be real page turners. what’s your reading goal for the month . what are you reading now ?do share






The bookList

Inspired by my friend, a fantastic fellow blogger I’m sharing the list of Books that I will be reading for next 6 months.
Well as I always believed that books are my best companion here goes the list of books:
My Experiments with truth :
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Genre: Autobiography


While I was visiting a place in Gujarat I stumbled upon this book which tells you the story of Mahatma Gandhi, his beliefs his moral values, the way he lived and his entire struggle for independence of nation during the lifetime.
I got this book in my childhood and couldn’t complete it. but now again I brought this book since I wanted to read about a man who believed in non-violence , believed in peace and creating a brotherhood feeling in the world lived ,How his satyagraha mission made a huge difference in getting independence to our country India .

He once said “I want world sympathy in the battle of right against might”
Cost: 60 INR. If you get it from Gandhi Ashram, Gujrat worth spending it .
I would rate it 8/10.an Amazing book which could have a positive impact on your belief system. Will give more reviews as I complete reading this book

Chasing Tomorrow


Author: Sidney Sheldon ,Tilly Bagshawe
Genre: Fiction, Suspense

I’m a huge fan of Sidney Sheldon for the amazing stories he has written in the suspense genre. He is definitely a master story teller.
I started reading Sidney’s book from past 2 years almost. And the first book was “Tell me your dreams” and then onwards I read almost all his books
The one I recently read was “if tomorrow comes” the character in that is impressing. This book seems to be a sequel of that and hence there is an urge to read it. Hopefully this turns out to be a page turner.

Mega living:
Author: Robin Sharma
Genre: Self Help
Robin Sharma’s books and videos are really inspirational. It has helped me enhance my soft skills. Grow more as a better individual. It has brought a great paradigm shift towards self-betterment. This is yet another great book by him. Hence looking forward
In this book he says there is no doubt that you have within you incredible powers to achieve anything you have ever dreamed about. What a line this is.

A diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank


Author : Anne Frank
Genre : Auto biography

I remember reading about Adolf Hitler and his attack in many parts of the world .it was really horrifying.
A 13 year Jewish girl escapes Nazis attack and explains he her experiences during world war 2 .
Here I have this curiosity of knowing on what happened during World War 2 which can take me back to 1944.
Also all the great motivation I will get from the story of 13 year young brave girl is really worth  for she believed in peace and humanity.

I love Money :

Now this is a book written in Kannada. Author here speaks about money and its importance. How to save your money, manage your expenses and become financially independent.
Long back I read a book called “Rich dad Poor dad “inspired by that I choose to read this book.
It’s always good to know your cash flows and improve our financial literacy

So this is in my list for next 6 month and all these books are gems in their own category .


The true Leaders

It was wonderful evening I spent with the people who are truely amazing . their thoughts , their action plans were spectacularly incredible.
They are housewives , students but still women who have recognized their potential within and have taken a step ahead to make a difference. To be a leader in their own role. Let me share some if their fantastic visions.
Vijaylakshmi. Who has taken initiatives to clean e-waste and recycling of those.
My aunt Rajeshwari who has started her own yoga classes.
Priyal ostwal who is an MBA graduate has an incredible passion for paintings has her own art firm .
Shikha who has started her own art gallery .
These are the people who believe in making their dreams turn into reality.
They have 1 thing which they have recognized within themselves which they are expert in and have mastered it.

This left me truly inspired . It would be unfair if I don’t appreciate the efforts of khushbu , C.A by profession and deepali an active leader from Deshpande foundation ,in mentoring, coordinating the wonderful event of rewarding these talents .
Finally I apologize I don’t remember few names but still I congratulate them.

I leave you readers with this beautiful thought by Robin sharma.
ideation without execution is just a delution


A Corporate Slave

a wonderful blog on how we become “corporate slaves”


Ever since I joined the league of those people who earn, I must say times flies by and I have no recollection of it. I mean, weeks go by, and all I do is wake up- go to work – come back and fall asleep in front of the TV.

I am a being passionate about reading and writing. But even since the meteorite of office culture hit me, I hardly have thought of touching my bookshelf or checking my blog. How should I expiate this is beyond me?! I do enjoy my work, but I am slowly killing the passion which truly drives me. Which has kept me going. A book in the hand and coffee in the other is my idea of perfection. But somehow , being a corporate slave makes me think I am standing on a highway and times passes like one of the movie scenes of…

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Its been almost a week and few really good things happening around . one of them is that many of my school friends have suddenly appeared in my Phone Contacts. and they have ensured that every bit of old memories are cherished .

WhatsApp is such a crazy thing.1 hr u go for a meeting and 150 conversations pops in. and these are my old pals sharing their  craziest stuffs happened during schooldays . it’s been nearly 15+ years since i met them.. but each of them remember me . that’s commendable now. 🙂

whatsApp is such a crowd puller. amazing

Thanks to Maithri who created the group. i don’t even know if she reads this . but yeah. few people are so humble and down to earth.

she is one of them.

Thanks to Suraj for sharing pics . he is one friend with whom i had spent memorable  school days . be  it sports , bird watching ;), or studies , having fun,dance

Satish got married & has become little extra responsible guy now.. i had been to his marriage . but the fact is he dint forget to invite me

Sonu is still a little Japanese Doll(That’s what i Call her)

sridhar settled in Switz with lot of money in swiss bank . i remember we used to go home together from school.

Tejesh,Manoj,Ajay and others.. Thanks for being in touch no matter what.

My friend said the distance, lack of words, fights, or busyness doesn’t limit you. If you really want to express your love to someone, you will find a way.(@sai_Ki_Bitiya) how true

Guys you are all rock-stars. Keep in touch.wish to meet you all soon