18 September, 2014


Price: Rs. 299.00
Pages: 252 
Category: Fiction / Thriller

From the Blurb

Meet Johnny W – Will, not Walker – named thus by his alcoholic father who died under mysterious circumstances. Johnny is the founder of Thy Will, a de-addiction centre for the rich and the famous, and the fiancĂ© of Mira Kermani, daughter of the richest man in town. His questionable methods aside, Johnny’s commitment to ridding his patients of alcohol and drug abuse is beyond doubt. How ironic then that Mira is found dead in her apartment from an overdose of morphine. But why is Officer Ray convinced that Johnny is the killer? Johnny’s assistant Sera, who secretly loves him, and his half-brother Zac are working hard to protect him from the officer. Or are they? Could Aunt Adele’s hunger for what was rightfully her son’s inheritance have driven her to murder? Or is the murderer an unhappy patient?

My Views

This comes from the author of Jacob Hills, a book that I had loved. This book is no less, a twisted murder mystery which keeps you hooked and guessing till the last moment (yep she does it again). A little dark at times but totally worth a read. I honestly couldn't find any fault in the book so would totally recommend it to you if you love the genre of dark thrillers.

My Rating: 4/5

16 September, 2014

I wish.....

  • I could make people understand that drinking a cup of coffee from CCD does not make me fat. 
  • I Could tell people that I buy the coffee with my own money and you are no body to comment on it. Well, actually I did say it to the random girl who saw the cup in my hand and commented on it. To her benefit I also added, "My money my body".
  • I could tell people that even I am worried about my weight but by commenting about it again & again will not help the case. It will only irritate me more. This one is specially for people who hardly know me and my problems.
  • I could tell the maids that we are dependent on them but asking 1000/- bloody rupees for one work (like jhadoo pocha) is just too much.
  • I could further tell them that we do live in towers and we might have a big home (when seen from your point of view) but it doesn't mean that we are rolling in money. We are working hard for it, day & night. We are ready to pay what you deserve. Period!
  • I could tell God that if I am taking a break it doesn't mean that he has to bombard me with so much work just before I leave; that I don't even get time to pack also.
  • I could uninstall Candy Crush from my mobile. Yes, bitten by the bug! Guilty like hell and addicted like a sharaabi!
  • I could tell people that cribbing leads you no where unless you are ready to solve the problem. And if you think just crying about XYZ will help solve it then I am sorry you are crying at the wrong door. I don't have patience for people who can not take steps to solve their problems.
  • I could remember the point that had just come to my mind and has now slipped! Darn!
  • I could make you guys taste this Egg less Banana Cake that I have been making for past few days. I chanced about this recipe on Internet and I must tell you, it is one of the tastiest cake that I ever had.
What would your I wish I could list constitute??? Please share!

09 September, 2014

Just Because I have so many things to say!

*while proof checking I realised that the post looks running from one topic to other but what to do had so much to say and one point reminded me of the other so grin, bear & read *

Some Random stuff that's going on in my mind

First thing first, Bro In Law & Father In Law are back home after the surgery and *touch-wood* they are healing. Thank you for all your wishes. There is still a long road ahead for full recovery but the steps towards right direction has been taken.

This Monsoon has been bad for me. The total number of times that I got drenched this year exceeds the total number of times I got drenched in all the monsoons that I have seen in Mumbai. The worst is I would be waiting for the bus and it would start raining like there is no tomorrow and as soon as I board the bus, it stops raining. Then as soon as I would get down at my stop it starts raining again. In fact for last two days I was at home and there wasn't a single drop of rain but as soon as I stepped out today, it started raining. Dear God, it isn't funny any more.

God reminds me, I visited Lal Baugh Cha Raja this year, took me total of 1.5 hours but it was worth the effort. And Ganpati reminds me of the 7th Day of visarjan when I had to walk more than a kilometer in heavy rains. It was so not funny! By the time I reached home it felt I had taken a dip in the lake & come. 

This season I had thought to take the brat pandal hopping but it has been raining so much that it isn't feasible, rather it wasn't. So yesterday took him to show the Visarjan (thankfully the lake is nearby only) and he had fun watching.

The past week has been good food wise. I tried few new dishes and they turned out sooo yummy that I can't tell you. I made egg birayni, banana cake, aloo dum, chilly paneer & yes Pizza! Not only home made this Saturday when we ate out the food there was so yummy that it was after a long time that I polished off the plate in a restaurant. Here is the image, Sigh!!!

BTW do you visit IBN Live ki website? Daily they come with a post on some hilarious spoof or things that we usually do in our daily life like for example they did a pictorial post on how people react when they get a middle berth in train or how people are getting addicted to online shopping and then that day they did this one on Teachers Day & funny signs on display at shops. These posts are just way too good and I look out for them daily. Here is a list of link do go through them, laugh and keep following. Laughing also reminds me of the Hilarious Video of Aila Bhat, Genius of the year. What a riot it was man and I loved the way it was done. Social Media these days has become too vella, nick picking and criticizing others is the latest fad. This video in a way tells them, "hello stop taking things so seriously because there is life beyond so called brilliance and not every body knows every thing, so chill!"

Before I forget, the links

05 September, 2014

Some Random Answers to Some Random Questions

So, I was awarded the Leibster Award by TP. Though I usually don't do tags and mostly ignore awards (There was a time when they were being distributed very liberally and I started ignoring them) but there is something about Tags, when you do one you can do another one immediately so here I go.
Here are the rules:

A. Thank the blogger who gives it to you.

Thanks TP for this award!! *wipes tears of happiness with the dupatta*

B. Answer the eleven questions he/she asks.

*cries more* *no more of happiness*

Here, we go!!

1. What made you start blogging?How is blogging different than keeping a diary for you or is it the same?

Well, I always had a lot to say and there were never enough ears to listen so I decided to tap the eyes. Its my MBA degree which made me think out of the box you see ;-)
Verrry different, there we use pen here we use keyboard!!!

2. Do you have a pet? If yes, which one? And if not, why?

Never! My Mom always said to me & My Bro, "first lest me rear you both then only we will think of getting any pet" :D not that I have been Pet-Inclined ever!

3. Which city do you think is the best to settle down in India? And why?

Ahmadabad, because it is the best and has given me some lovely memories of my life. In fact I have spent the best part of my life there :D

4. What is the one thing that you ordered in a restaurant and it turned out to be totally yuck and expensive?

Once, we had gone to this fancy place and had ordered a starter. It was some potato based thing, quite expensive. It took them forever to get it and when it came it was like a big plate main 6 small balls running around. Horrible it was.

5. If you see your enemy (or simply somebody you dislike) in a helpless situation, will you go forward and help them? Or leave them and enjoy mercilessly?


6. Have you ever been caught by your parents doing something totally inappropriate for your age? ;-)

Well, the most inappropriate thing that I used to do was reading a novel in my study time but I never got caught because my ears are very sharp and I could judge if someone was coming around!

7. What is that one thing that you criticize publicly, but do the same in private?

Ummmmm nothing really!!!
*thinks a lot more*
Nah! Can't think of anything.

8. Do you like water sports? Which one?


9. Have you ever thought (or actually did ) of harming somebody very badly in order to get back at them? How?

Ha ha ha!!! My brother! He used to irritate me so much that there were times when I wanted to grab him with his hair wishing to hit him on the wall!

What you expected something more? I am not a closet psycho murderer ;-)

10. Do you fart and behave like the other person is guilty of the crime?

*Giggles* Yes!!! Yay! this answers question 7 also. I make disgusting face when some one farts and then since its natural can't control mine also ;-)

11. Have you ever been caught by the police ( or worst locked up)? For what reason?

Traffic police waala once caught me without PUC. Paid him 50 Rs and regret even now!

C. Nominate eleven bloggers with less than 500 followers.

Am taking the safe route. DO it if you want it.

04 September, 2014

A Tag - My Top 10 Favorite Books!

There is an interesting tag that has been going around on Facebook where we are supposed to list our Top 10 Favorite books. The first one to tag me was Monika and when she first informed me about tagging I coolly replied, "I ignore Tags" ;). I really do. But then when I saw it was book related I relented a little but eventually when I was tagged by, Shilpa Garg  Ava & Prerna, I knew I couldn't skip this one any more.

So here are my Top 10 books in no particular order. I would say the cliched line, that its difficult to choose few books but then that's the truth. Also if you notice most of the books mentioned here are Masala books and that is how I love my them.

  1. Palace of Illusions - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. This is one book which I can never forget. In fact almost all her books are damn good.
  2. Arranged Marriage -  Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni again. Spell bounding is the word for this book. It is a collection of short series but a MUST READ.
  3. The Partner - Joshn Grisham. I chuckle when I think of this book. A smart con book!! Love it and have read it many times over.
  4. Not A Penny More Not a Penny Less -This is vintage Jeffrey Archer. A smooth & smart book like butter malai.
  5. The Complete Shopaholic Series - Sophie Kinsella! I have read the whole series so many times that I don't remember.
  6. The Zoya Factor - Anuja Chauhan. I love her books, even the last one Those Pricey Thakur Girls was damn good.
  7. The Vishpuri Series - Tarquin Hall If I have to choose one book from the series then it has to be "The Case of Love Commando" a 5/5 book!
  8. The Bridges of Madison County - Robert James Waller A classic this is.
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee. A friend had gifted this to me and it took me by surprise. I had just loved this sweet book.
  10. The Help - Kathryn Stockett. Another of those most talked about book which I was ignoring but glad that I didn't leave it unread. Awesome read it was.
  11. All books by my favorite Ruskin Bond. 
Aarrrgh!!! I had decided to let this list over flow but for once I will abide by rules. But I should mention few authors which I love but have not been mentioned up there. Aravind Adiga, Manju Kapur, Swati Kaushal, Anita Nair, Sidin Vadukut etc etc. I think you should refer to this old post of mine where I have listed my Favorite Indian Authors..My List

I am not tagging anyone but you can pick this up if you wish.

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