Some Gratitude, and Bloglovin'

feel great

I have been doing book reviews for quite a while now. It feels great to receive books for review. I am being noticed here, in the blogging world. And there has been a steady growth in the popularity of Magic Moments. I'm so glad. Thanks to Write Tribe, The Tales Pensieve, and Netgalley. My urge to be heard is getting fulfilled now, little by little, gradually. I have made some blogger friends too and have had so much to learn from them. It has been a great journey.

many inspiring words
Expressing my heartfelt thanks and gratefulness, I take this opportunity to spread some blog love. Dedicated to a blogger friend Namrata aka Privy Trifles-her blogger persona. I love her posts, love all her writings. Her self-made quotes and humane opinions on life are deep and thoughtful. To some it may feel like over expressed feelings, exaggerated thoughts and emotions, and gratitude over done, but for me it’s just the perfect set of words I'll ever want to hear or read. She keeps it straight from the heart, unadulterated. And it has so much of feel good factor and that aura of love, acceptance and satisfaction, that you can’t help visit again. Without a bit of philosophy and contemplation, we are just shallow beings. Our thoughts define us. She has had her share of hardships in life, but her take on events and situations can be a kind of learning for many, of course including me. Her words spread love. When I'm feeling low and down, I know I can just log in, read some of her posts and thoughts, and feel better again. It has helped me at times to come out of self pity, critical self analysis and accept myself better.

One of Namrata’s short stories was published in ‘Time’s Lost Atlas’ by Half Baked Beans Publishing. She has sent me a copy, as a part of her book giveaway, which I haven't have time to read yet, owing to mid semester exams, academic commitments. J Will read and review soon. 

harsh agarwal


Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

  Queeristan (Amazon Link) Thanks to Audible Free Trial I listened to this amazing non-fiction on LGBTQ inclusion in Indian workplaces. Author Parmesh Sahani identifies as gay Indian, working closely with Godrej higher management and employees for years to create an inclusive workplace, both legally and in spirit. This book is a result of those years of experience, research, collaboration with individuals from difference spectrum of the society and organizations who has successfully transitioned into a queer friendly one.   Indian history is inclusive. From the Khajuraho temple architectures, to Konark to the Rig Veda, there is existing proofs even 2000 years ago of Indian inclusiveness of queer. It’s the draconian British law that criminalised it, which was scraped in 2009, came into effect once again following a sad judgement in 2013 and eventually was scraped off for good in 2018. I am in awe of the lawyers who fought this legal battle- colleagues and partners – Arundhati Katju

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