A Mermaid Speaks Philosophy
Jai’s Jottings
by Jai
2d ago
A Mermaid Speaks Philosophy I stood waist-deep in the waters, Of the raging sea on a rainy day. Ahead of me were massive waves. I knew if I did not turn back now, The waves would swallow me whole. I had just cremated my beloved soul mate, Of more than forty years of my life. I knew not how to live without her. I did not know East from West, Nor did I know South from North. All I knew was that I had to put an end, To my miserable and everlasting existence. I took another step forward, Right into a gigantic and raging wave, That came rushing in to swallow me. As my body rose with the wave, Sudd ..read more
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On My Daughter’s Sixteenth Birthday
Jai’s Jottings
by Jai
2d ago
On My Daughter’s Sixteenth Birthday I meant to publish this poem on the occasion of my daughter’s sixteenth birthday which fell eleven days back on 15th January. I was so busy with other things that I could not post it earlier. So daughter dear, do please forgive me. Here is the poem for you. Dated: 15/01/2023 Years ago when you came into our lives, Oh my lovely, pretty, and darling daughter You brought to us the sweet fragrance of parenthood, And filled our hearts with joy ever after. When I look back at the succession of years, What comes to my mind so very clearly, Is your uproarious laugh ..read more
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Self-realization In Love
Jai’s Jottings
by Jai
1w ago
The poem presented below won the 9th spot out of 50 selected poems in the S7 poetry competition conducted recently and is slated to appear in a book of poems to be released soon. Self-Realization In Love The relatives and friends had left, and I was alone. Alone to grieve the loss of my beloved, Alone to carry on with my empty life, They had uttered soothing words, With melancholic smiles writ large on their faces. I stepped into my bedroom, Staring at the floor with an empty heart. Not wanting to live. Wanting to find a way to end it all, And be done away with my sorrow forever. It was then ..read more
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My Choice Of Professions As I Grew Up
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by Jai
2w ago
My Choice of Professions As I Grew Up ‘Kumbha Kumbha! Guff Guff!’ I chanted in a shrill tone keeping time with the sound made by the Grand Trunk express as it traversed the rough, hilly terrain between Itarsi and Gwalior. Usually, kids chant something like ‘Chuff Chuff! Chugg Chugg!’ when they want to imitate a steam engine. But I chanted it just the way I thought I heard it. I was convinced that my version of the sound made by the train was the correct one. I was all of nine years at that time and was fascinated by the long tunnels and the steep ups and downs we encountered during our journe ..read more
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Hyderabad BOOK II – THE PARTITION TRILOGY – MANREET SODHI SOMESHWAR – Book Review
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by Jai
2w ago
Hyderabad BOOK II – THE PARTITION TRILOGY – MANREET SODHI SOMESHWAR – Book Review Title: Hyderabad BOOK II – THE PARTITION TRILOGY Author: Manreet Sodhi Someshwar Genre: Non Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins India Price: Rs 499 Link for purchase: https://amzn.eu/d/hSvTmCH My Take: Pros:  This book describes the events leading up to the accession of Hyderabad, the efforts for which had begun even as India approached the date of independence. It was only after negotiating as much as possible that the Indian union finally decided to go for a direct military solution. This piece of History, w ..read more
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The Qualities Of Kindness I Learned From My Granny
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by Jai
2w ago
The qualities of kindness I learned from my granny By the time I was born, both my grandfathers were already dead. But fortunately both my grandmothers were alive. But alas! when I was three my paternal grandmother also died and I don’t have any memory of her. So what it boils down to is that, among grandparents the only person who had a substantial influence on my personality was my maternal grandmother.  She died when I was eighteen years old, but since she was alive during my formative years, she left a very deep impression on my character. Despite the fact that she was a member of a ..read more
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Kindness is an inherited quality!
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by Jai
2w ago
Kindness is an inherited quality! Here I am sitting on a Sunday morning with my laptop in front of me, trying to do some soul searching to find out what kindly qualities I possess! To tell the truth I am doing this only because I have been informed by Blogchatter that kindness is as much a genetically inherited trait as the rest of our character is. I have not indulged in soul searching often, but I am doing it now and trying to do an honest job of it. I also realize that if I were to think of kindness as genetically inherited then whatever qualities I discover in myself, I should be able to ..read more
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Seconds Later By Vani – Book Review
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by Jai
2w ago
Seconds Later By Vani – Book Review Title: Seconds Later Author: Vani Genre: Thriller Publisher: Vishwakarma Publications Represented By: The Book Bakers Price: Rs 240 Link for Purchase: Seconds Later My Take: It has been a long time since I read a book that does not have any dull moments at all. This book is one of those in which there is something happening on every page. The first thing that struck me as I read this book was the pace at which events occur. Right from the word go the author keeps the reader engaged. By the time I reached the 15th page, I found myself deeply engrossed in the ..read more
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I Rescue Miss Universe From The Aliens
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by Jai
2w ago
I Rescue Miss Universe From The Aliens A month ago, my father left for Chennai after admitting me to the Metallurgical Engineering course at IITBHU and ensuring I was adequately settled in my new surroundings. IITBHU was one of the premier engineering institutions in India. The fresher’s night was just over and after a month of ragging, we were free to go wherever we wanted without some senior stopping us and telling us to pose like a Hen. I was sitting at the Coffee and Tea stall just outside De hostel. I looked at Bechand, the owner of the shop, and said, ‘Ek Coffee dena bhaiyya’. He looked ..read more
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I Meet Lord Ganesh
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by Jai
2w ago
I Meet Lord Ganesh I tiptoed down the stairs and opened the front door of my house. Mom and Dad were sleeping in their bedroom upstairs, and I did not want to disturb them. Granny was sleeping in the bedroom right next to mine and she was a light sleeper. I did not want to wake her up either. It was Ganesh Chaturthi the next day. I loved Ganesh Chaturthi. Mom and Gran would make Kozhakatts. Kozhakatts were very tasty and sweet. Every year, on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, I would devour them after performing Ganesh pooja with Mom, Dad, and Granny. Granny says that Lord Ganesh comes to our hous ..read more
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