Life – UBC Day 24

My submission for the Ultimate Blog Challenge, July 2014. This month I plan to write about blogging and writing books in the form of haiku (You can learn more about how to write a haiku poem here). This is my humble attempt to learn this writing technique and I would love to share my hits and near-misses with you all this month in the UBC.

24HAIKU

I doodle in books

write about true love and life

You no longer read.

- Lucks

By Sulekha Rawat

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Crimson – UBC Day 23

My submission for the Ultimate Blog Challenge, July 2014. This month I plan to write about blogging and writing books in the form of haiku (You can learn more about how to write a haiku poem here). This is my humble attempt to learn this writing technique and I would love to share my hits and near-misses with you all this month in the UBC.

 23 HAIKU

Black ink in the pen

Writes crimson letters to you

Bleeding soul of mine.

- Lucks

By Sulekha Rawat

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Mess – UBC Day 22

My submission for the Ultimate Blog Challenge, July 2014. This month I plan to write about blogging and writing books in the form of haiku (You can learn more about how to write a haiku poem here). This is my humble attempt to learn this writing technique and I would love to share my hits and near-misses with you all this month in the UBC.

Books I loveHAIKU

Words can wound and heal

Make you live and make you dream

Writers mess with us.

By Sulekha Rawat

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Book Review – The Candidate

BOOK REVIEW

Title: The Candidate

Author: Anirudh Bhattacharyya

Publisher: Penguin India

ISBN No: 9780143422570

Price: INR 295/- (Paperback)

Buy Candidate; The: Book

The Candidate is a fictional tale of elections in India and the various colorful party candidates involved. The story is a humorous take on the shenanigans of the Indian political party offices. It introduces us to some good, bad and ugly characters in the system, without revealing their true identities or the inspirations for these characters. The Candidate is not a serious book, and not meant to be taken seriously as the guide to Indian elections.

Anirudh Bhattacharyya has taken a hot topic and managed to create a cool and chilled out story; the drama is very much there but the fireworks we see are the celebratory kind and not injurious to anyone’s health. The cast of this breezy read are as vibrant as the colors of the kaleidoscope and equally eclectic, their physical characteristics and emotional make-up complementing each other.

My heart goes out to the innocent babe-in-the-woods, Jay Banerjee, the woods being the maze of Indian politics. His friend, Govardhan Ray aka Raja, a not so honest and upright minister, gradually and slyly nudges him into the quicksand of Indian politics. Jay is asked to resign from his office at the Wall Street, followed by his wife asking him to move out of the family home as she needs space to think about their 14 years of marriage and where it is headed. The leap from the frying pan into the fire is completed with Jay being coerced to join politics on coming to India.

His journey and initiation into this profession and his child-like wonder and naiveté is endearing. He encounters many interesting characters while on his way to fight for the Narayanpore seat in West Bengal; the young 20-something starlet, Pinky Mishra, TMC’s candidate for Narayanpore -the aging Bollywood star- Mallika Devi, the cricketing star turned political candidate from the Left Front, Salman Sheikh, the team members that Raja sends with Jay to help him win the seat at Narayanpore- Arindam, Anisur, Arunuva Guha and the attractive journalist Madhabi Majumdar.

What do Jay and Mrinalini decide after they have had time to think about their marriage?

Does Jay’s daughter, Joy, ever get to see her father campaigning at Narayanpore?

Who wins the elections and who wins Jay’s heart?

Read this book for answers to all these questions and be prepared to be pleasantly surprised at the end, and through the journey to the answers itself.

You can read the author’s interview at Social Potpourri and learn more about the making of this book.

Rating- 4 star

By Sulekha Rawat

Love – UBC Day 21

Today’s haiku is written by my lovely daughter, Shloka. She is a law graduate, now practicing in the Supreme Court of India. Shloka is a prolific writer as well as a voracious reader. She just celebrated her 25th birthday yesterday, 20th July 2014. May God bless her and keep her healthy, wealthy and wise forever :)

ShlokaHAIKU

Love is just a word
but sometimes written in blood
and worth dying for.

By Shloka Rawat

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Incomplete Poem – UBC Day 20

My submission for the Ultimate Blog Challenge, July 2014. This month I plan to write about blogging and writing books in the form of haiku (You can learn more about how to write a haiku poem here). This is my humble attempt to learn this writing technique and I would love to share my hits and near-misses with you all this month in the UBC.PoemHAIKU

An incomplete poem

gently tugs at my heartstrings

I remember you.

- Lucks

By Sulekha Rawat

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Beach – UBC Day 19

My submission for the Ultimate Blog Challenge, July 2014. This month I plan to write about blogging and writing books in the form of haiku (You can learn more about how to write a haiku poem here). This is my humble attempt to learn this writing technique and I would love to share my hits and near-misses with you all this month in the UBC.

beachHAIKU

Writing in the sand

washed away by angry waves

Unblemished beach sighs

- Lucks

By Sulekha Rawat

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Fate – UBC Day 18

My submission for the Ultimate Blog Challenge, July 2014. This month I plan to write about blogging and writing books in the form of haiku (You can learn more about how to write a haiku poem here). This is my humble attempt to learn this writing technique and I would love to share my hits and near-misses with you all this month in the UBC.

 18s

HAIKU

They met, fell in love

fate played spoil sport forever

some love stories fail

- Lucks

By Sulekha Rawat

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Sin – UBC Day 17

My submission for the Ultimate Blog Challenge, July 2014. This month I plan to write about blogging and writing books in the form of haiku (You can learn more about how to write a haiku poem here). This is my humble attempt to learn this writing technique and I would love to share my hits and near-misses with you all this month in the UBC.

 17

HAIKU

Dreams of words daily

fills night with many stories

sleeping is a sin.

- Lucks

By Sulekha Rawat

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Letter – UBC Day 16

My submission for the Ultimate Blog Challenge, July 2014. This month I plan to write about blogging and writing books in the form of haiku (You can learn more about how to write a haiku poem here). This is my humble attempt to learn this writing technique and I would love to share my hits and near-misses with you all this month in the UBC.

16s

HAIKU

An old love letter

still warm from your scorching touch

I am cold no more

- Lucks

By Sulekha Rawat

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