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Another Award for Blogging...

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I keep returning. But Au Revoir still holds. :)  Just couldn’t resist the temptation of coming back. I received the Liebster Award from Privy Trifles recently. So this post is to acknowledge it and pass it on. This one's my second award. 1st Award I don’t know how I found her blog at first. A vivid memory tells me I was searching something about Paulo Coelho and/or Life in a Metro, and a few lucky wrong clicks landed me in http://www.privytrifles.in/. I have been so thankful for the chance discovery ever since. Some of her questions and my answers: 1.                   What is writing to you? A gift. A therapy for mental peace. It feels empowering to know that my thoughts make sense. I take pride in it. 2.                  Why Blogging? For the need of a personal space which I can call my own- my personal safe haven, and a platform in the eyes of the world. 3.                  What does your blog mean to you? It means a lot- I’m very possessiv

Au Revoir

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Lupita Nyong’O said in her acceptance speech at the 86 th Academy Awards, “No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid.” Among the hundred or more dreams that I have, I want to find The Dream that is worth chasing right Now. I want to set my priorities right. I want to be able to have my own unbiased opinion in every field, every topic of argument, and every aspect of life. I want to gather that much of knowledge and wisdom and experience, so that I can be confident of what I speak, and be an individual who knows her mind, who knows her decisions and is unapologetic about it. Somewhere down the line, I’ve realized that I’m not blogging for myself anymore- I’m blogging for fame and success. So this is the right time to stop, stand and stare; do a bit of pondering. That’s why I want to take a break from blogging. A short one. It’s my second home, my mind’s palace, so rest assured- I’ll come back to it. And when I return, I’ll blog because it

Anti-Social Network by Piyush Jha

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The Book Blurb: From the bestselling author of Mumbaistan and Compass Box Killer , comes the third riveting installment in the Mumbaistan crime-thriller series. When college students across Mumbai are murdered one after another in gruesome ways, Inspector Virkar from the Crime Branch is called in. As Virkar investigates, he stumbles upon a ruthless gang of young, tech-savvy miscreants who use social networking sites and the Internet for blackmail and sextortion. But how are the two cases linked? And who is the mastermind behind these killings? As the case grows murkier, the computer-challenged Virkar finds himself greatly out of his depth, chasing a killer who always seems to be one step ahead, and a group that soon trains its sights on him. He must race against time to unmask the gang and to find the murderer before his reputation is ruined forever. Thick with suspense and layered with grit, Anti-Social Network brings to you Inspector Virkar’s toughest case

Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

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  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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