…for being in-active since long time. I was in hibernation mode and now, it’s over. In spite of hibernation mode, I have written reviews of some novels and series which are staring me from Draft list. My draft count reached to 10 and very soon, I will start publishing all those.Keep Visiting…
Every Tuesday, I share my interesting-fellow-favorite blogger’s details. They are blogging on various topics starting from poem to book to movie to fashion to photography to anything interesting.
Slinkachu - He is a British Street Artists. He started “The Little People” project in 2006. In an aim to encourage people to be more aware of their surroundings, he created mini installations using remodeled and painted miniature model train set characters. The characters are then placed on the streets in different situations that are captured in photographs. I am following him since 2009 and big fan of his art-work. He started with “The Little People“(more than 1 lac viewer) and now also working on “Inner City Snail” Project.
The ‘Little People Project’ started in 2006. It involves the remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place, photograph and leave on the street. It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography and the titles I give these scenes, aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humour. I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works. – Slinkachu
Every Tuesday, I share my interesting-fellow-favorite blogger details. They are blogging on various topics starting from poem to book to movie to fashion to photography to anything interesting.
Tracy Zhang - Tracy’s blog started around in 2010 and I am following her since then. She is an amazing photographer. Every click of her will remind you a fragrance of nature. A catalogue of all her travels comprise of 30 countries and still continue. She is an author of 2 blogs – Just-in-Time and Tracy Zhang Photography.
“I’m a Canadian travel and lifestyle photographer currently lived in San Francisco. I had a brief stint as a portrait and fashion photographer before trading in beauty dishes and wardrobes for my travel suitcase.
I picked up my first camera at 16 years-old, and have been playing with them since. My first photography gig happened by accident when a talent scout saw my work and asked me to shoot headshots for her agency.
The travel bug came later. I was born in Beijing China and raised in Vancouver Canada, yet I never really went on big trips until my college years. In 2010, I went to live and study in Europe for a year. It was there that I realized I wanted to pursue travel and lifestyle photography. To date, I have lived on 3 different continents and travelled to 30+ countries. I have hitchhiked from France to Spain, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, and swam in caves in Cuba.” – Tracy Zhang
★ Avoid ★★ No Great Loss ★★★ Worth Reading ★★★★ Close to Masterpiece ★★★★★ Masterpiece
Name: The Crossover Year by Bhargavi Balachandran
Genre: Fiction Language: English Pages: 288
My Rating: ★★★
Started: 5th July, 2014 Completed: 21st July, 2014
Total Reading Hour: 40 Hrs
Excerpt from Book:
Meet Sri Anuprabha, aka Anu, a twenty-nine year-old banker who is terrified of entering her thirties. She dreams of quitting her job at the bank, sporting yoga pants and traipsing around the world. Her world turns upside down when things go awry and she is faced with the prospect of spending her days watching Tamil serials. She comes up with a five-point plan for reclaiming her life back before she hits the big 30. But things are never as simple as drawing up a flowchart in real life, are they? Especially with a ghastly recession rearing its ugly head…. Anu bumbles through the corridors of domesticity and travels on a funfilled roller coaster ride in a bid to discover her passion in life.Along the way, she meets new people, experiences crazy new things and learns some hard lessons in marriage, friendship, parenting and life. The Crossover Year is a funny, yet heartwarming story of a woman in search of her identity, and a chronicle of her hilarious quest for discovering her inner mojo. Bring out a platter of cookies and a steaming mug of chai, and join Anu on the ride of her lifetime.
As title “The Crossover Year” describes itself, It is a story about all the changes and transformations which takes place in Anu’s life over a year. Story gave me smile on very first two pages and then story start transforming from one event to another event. Protagonist Anuprabha is a 29 years old banker with engineering and MBA degree. The story starts with her desire to quit her job. After some twist-turns and meandering events, she gets rid of her job but all at the wrong hour as the demon of recession has a strong hold in market and Anu has no choice but to get hooked to Tamil serials at home. In meantime, She joins a funky gym called the Pink Panther Gym and try to streamlines her career options in world of poems. Every chapter in book brings more and more freshness.
This one is not another chic-lit with full of love and sex, but it’s so light-humorous and full of fun. Author didn’t develop many characters and concluded all in last chapter but still it’s enjoyable. Most enjoyable parts of book are mail communication between Anu and her friend Jimmy. This is a perfect travel novel or novel-over-coffee.
Note: I received a copy of book from author.
Bhargavi Balachandran completed her MBA from TAPMI, Manipal and held several corporate jobs.She used to have a day job analyzing balance sheets once, but traded that in for the privilege of working from home in her pyjamas and running behind a lil’ imp. Her first book Seven Across, a romance novella was published in 2012. Her second book, The Crossover Year was published in Dec 2013. She co-founded a portal http://www.paisleybay.com in 2012 and is a book addict, lover of arts and a mom.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
!!! Enjoy Reading !!!
From today onwards every Tuesday, I will share my interesting-fellow-favorite blogger details. They are blogging on various topics starting from poem to book to movie to fashion to photography to anything interesting.
COCO J. GINGER - I know her by “Girl wears a Hat” :). Her writing is captivating and you can feel freshness in her writing. I started following her almost 1 year (or 2 years) back and I must say, I am fond of her writing. Whenever I feel bored or tired, I visit her blog and reads anything written by her. She is an author of 2 blogs – Coco J. Ginger Says (more than 11000 follower and 2.7 lac+ hits till date) and Coco J. Ginger Doodles. Her post featured on “WordPress Freshly Pressed”.
“I had hoped to be disliked by most, not by way of rebellion, but by way of excellence, disdain for the habitual, and the common man’s inability to grasp this. The act of being scorned? I saw it as a victory, my irreverent boast against this world which could never fully quench me.” ― Coco J. Ginger
i write. I dance. I play. i eat healthy chocolate all day. I am a clever girl with a strong will and a high temper.
Finally, monsoon arrived in India and will be here for 4 months. It was cold outside. I was drinking my favorite cappuccino and watching hills & roads from big window of my apartment. Everything turned into Green & Black. I was thinking about football world-cup and Messi (Messi is best as always). Then it occurred to me, what next after football final in this rainy season? And my friend Sagar came up with television series. I got those in abundance and felt like, I am opulent (at-least in terms of series :) ). From onwards, I am planning to watch at-least 2 episodes on daily basis with caffeine in my favorite cup (My planing never match with my execution, so don’t go by words ;) ). I have seen some episodes of Vampire Diary & Prison Break and I loved those episodes. Checkout series in my bucket (have a little patience, Images may take time to load ) .