May 21, 2018

Book Review - Bhagwad Gita by Vijay Singal (Translation)

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Bhagwad Gita by Vijay Singal (Translation in English and Hindi)


Title: Saying it the simple way - Bhagwad Gita

Author: Vijay Singal

Publisher: Vision India Publications, Gurugram

Number Of Pages: 392

Genre: Religious Text

Author's Website: http://www.vijaysingal.com/

Review:

I received the book in the PDF format from the author himself. I would like to share that I had read Bhagwad Gita, I have it in different formats, the extended version, the small pocket version and also, the audio version too.

I took a quick look at the PDF initially but was really hooked on to it as I scrolled down the pages. The author initiates the book with the note "Dedicated to all those who work more and expect less."

I kept on moving down the pages. The way the author has portrayed the religious text in the simple to read format will keep you engaged. The translation is both in Hindi and English languages so it is helpful or the readers of both the languages.

It's a sacred book and it will help the people, especially the youth to know the true meaning of the life. The author has done a great work in explaining the shlokas in a simple, easy to understand language.

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Following are some of the points regarding the translation and availability of the book:

1) No compromise whatsoever with the exact meaning and real intent of the shlokas

2) Simultaneous translation of each shloka in Hindi and in English helps the reader in better understanding. 

3) Explanation of difficult words and ideas by putting short elaborations, in brackets, in the shlokas themselves.
 

4) As per the author, translation has been done in such a manner that no further commentary on individual shlokas or the text as a whole is required. 

5) The book has been prepared in a most contemporary style, more as a self-help book and a compendium of practical wisdom 

6) Excellent photographs, mostly based on nature, have been placed most appropriately. 

7) Placing of only two shlokas (simultaneous Hindi and English translation) on one page makes it an easy reading.
 

8) Due to simplicity on the one hand and accuracy on the other, a common reader would certainly relate to this book as ‘THE GITA’

9) Priced reasonably, this book is most suitable for gifting, making available to college students, placing in hospital and hotel rooms etc.
10) This book is likely to be available online and also all leading bookstores, by mid-June.
I would recommend all to read this translation. I would buy it myself as soon as it hit the stores.

May 9, 2018

A Night Full of Thrill

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Getting lost tonight
Feeling the horror
Taking you inside out
I ain't going without a fight

Possessed by the darkness
Terror holding the screams
I smell a ghost in the vicinity
Taking the advantage of starkness

The time approaches midnight
The beast is about the strike
Lurking from the dark
I try hard to be out of the sight

Breathing heavy, spine in a chill
Running from the hands
Of the evil looking into my eyes
Oh, it's a night full of thrill!


Apr 12, 2018

Feeling Excited

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I was standing outside the Italian cafe, waiting eagerly. A few drops of sweat were prominent on the forehead. Probably the humid weather was to be blamed. It could have been curious as well. It had been almost five long years since I had met Ananya.

I saw her standing at a distance on the other side of the road. She crossed the road to reach the cafe. A small tuft of hair accentuated the pretty look. Her flawless frame could turn many heads to see her.
 
She greeted me with a smile and apologized for the little delay. Out of the anxiety, I didn't bother about her being late. All I cared at that time was how I would be taking it forward.

We took the corner table. I wanted to avoid the crowd at all costs. We were escorted by a very courteous waiter. He made us sit comfortably and left. A lot of silent looks were exchanged between me and Emma.

A lot had changed in our lives since we had last met. She looked different physically. Age had turned her skin slightly dull. Dark circles under her eyes clearly depicted lack of sleep. She always loved to work. She loved to be overburdened by work. I constantly nudged her not to take much stress but failed to impress her.

Emma sipped on the water and gave a little smile. Maybe, she wants me to start talking. Finally, I broke the silence.

'How are you, Ananya? Long time!'  I asked as I placed the glass after taking a sip.

'Yeah. I am good. How are you? Where have you been all these years?' In the meantime, the waiter came to take the orders. As a regular visitor, I knew that I would be taking the Ai Frutti di Mare Pizza, my love for seafood. I was not surprised by her order. She ordered Pizza ai Funghi e salsiccia, just as I expected.

'Love for mushrooms still?' I winked to ease the tension.

She smiled. 'Yes. You remember?' She seemed surprised.

'I still remember the risottos, the pizzas, the Spaghetti, you liked a lot of Mushrooms.' I said.

'And yes, olives too.' You love them on your Pizzas sometimes. Don't you?'

'Are you trying to flatter me?' She asked as the waiter placed the pizzas on the table.

'Like I used to do?' I was just curious to know what was going on her mind.

She remained silent for a while. 'I know you were secretly after me.' I had a strong doubt about it.

'Don't you still have the doubt?' I felt at ease as the conversation was progressing.

I also felt that Ananya was also coming out of her shell. She was coming out of the walls that were holding her back.

'I do. In fact, I know you secretly love me now as well.' She said.

'Then why didn't you give an indication that you knew?'

I was taken aback by her reply. I decided to go deeper. The intrigue was building in me.

She continued. 'I wanted to see how far you would go.'

'So, did I go till you wanted me to go?' I straightaway jumped in between cutting her next sentence she was about to speak.

'If you want to know the truth, yes, you did.' She was telling the truth I could see that in her eyes.

'Then why didn't you come with me?' I was getting impatient now.

The conversation was going on an interesting turn. I was getting excited now.

'You remember, I told you that there is something that I will tell you after leaving college?' She said without blinking her eyelids.

'Yes.' I pretended as if I remembered. The fact was, with time I had forgotten this.

'Well, I guess the time is now.' She wiped her mouth with the napkin and pushed herself back on the chair.

To be continued.

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