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Absolutely brilliant book !!! I usually prefer reading big books,cause they allow me to stay long in their world..Henceforth this tiny book with pages less than 150 was among few leftovers in such category..But after finishing this book,I must admit that it is not quantity but quality that matters..Animal farm was such a gem of political fiction written by George Orwell..It falls under the category of allegorical and dystopian novels.Image from GoogleThis book is a panoply of the concrete structure of society and the way it works..Few animals in Manor farm revolt against their master Mr.Jones and successfully establish a society of their own i.e,a society only meant for animals..They name it...
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  August 26, 2014, 10:11 am
Visiting Taj atleast once in a life time is almost everyone's dream....mine too..We happened to visit this great monument a couple of years back..After visiting Agra fort on the first day of sightseeing,we were left with a very little time to pay our visit to Taj..So thought of having a brief visit that day,thinking that the next day anyway we could spend our whole time  there..The taxiwala advised us to take the Mehtab Bagh route then,because it will be less crowdy hence would fit to our time schedule..With great excitement we were stepping towards Taj..There was a Mughal park,after taking few steps  in the park,as we couldn't see anything,we moved further just waching the plants....
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  August 14, 2014, 9:04 am
My first encounter with death was at the age of 18..Of course dying is probably not necessary for experiencing the fear of death..One morning,it suddenly stumbled upon my cousin's doorsteps and snatched away her husband who was roughly 27 years old..His pale face and motionless strong body has remained in my memory lane ever since..I felt like someone has slapped me so harshly to wake me up from my dreamy world..From that moment,'Death' was always a dark mystery for me..Image from googleLater I read few books related to death but somehow I couldn't find proper answers..But in that process,I learned about life..Those books helped me to understand how precious life is..'Tuesdays with Morrie' b...
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  August 13, 2014, 12:33 pm
When I watched 'Lamhe' in my school days,I instantly fell in love with Rajasthan ..My dream was to see a live performance of any song like "Morni bagama bole aadhi raath ma"..I know..I know..its too much to expect Sridevi dancing there :P..Visiting Jaisalmer was yet my unfulfilled dream..But when we get to know about Choki Dhani,we planned to go there in a weekend..And found that place even more interesting than we expected...There you can see everything related to Rajasthani culture except for the sandy deserts..It was like visiting a typical Rajasthani village..The people there were in their traditional attire..At dinner they served traditional dishes with nearly 15-18 varieties of Ra...
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  August 1, 2014, 9:07 am
We had a great experience visiting 'Jiddu Krishnamurti Foundation' this weekend.The foundation popularly known as KFI has its head quarters at Vasanth Vihar,Greenways road,R.A.Puram in Chennai..After going through few works of J.K,I wished to visit this place since long time,but couldn't make it out till now.It was a peaceful place with greenery all around..There was pin drop silence right from the entrance..In the immediate left,there is a Book store at the main entrance showcasing his works and Dvds of his speeches..The building has a big hall in the ground floor and a library upstairs..Apart from the huge database of Krishnamurti works,we can find various other works on philosophy in the ...
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  July 28, 2014, 8:43 am
I heard a lot about Shimla since childhood..For me Shimla and apples are synonyms..:) We reached Shimla from Kasauli via cab..Our stay was at Grand Hotel..A comfortable accomodation with tidy rooms.. After getting fresh we went for sightseeing..What I felt is,there is nothing much to enjoy the nature here..It appears to be a commercialized center with beautiful traces of British ruling..It was once the summer capital of Britishers..The best thing I observed in Shimla is its colonial architecture..A walk by The Mall road gives you few beautiful glimpses of the Neo-Gothic architecture..Shimla in pictures..Here we go..Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homem...
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  July 26, 2014, 12:16 pm
A LAST NOTE FROM YOUR NARRATOR"I am haunted by humans."Unusually,these words were delivered from the mouth of 'Death'..Yes death..Death pities mankind for destructing themselves on the name of culture and racism..He was also terrified by seeing the suffering of innocent lives under the rule of dictatorship..'The Book Thief' was written by Markus Zusak,in which the death himself is the narrator..This book falls under the category of adult/Historical fiction in which the plot was set in the period of world war-2,when Hitler was the chancellor of Nazi Germany..Image from GoogleThe story starts with the death of Werner,brother of Liesel Meminger in a train to Munich,Germany..Liesel's mother...
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  July 19, 2014, 8:39 am
I don't need a crown for you to know I'm a princess.....
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  July 11, 2014, 10:23 am
This post is nothing but an ode to the heavenly city Coimbatore..I'm missing it a lot.Especially the Coimbatore monsoons..Indeed,I've a natural tendency of falling in love with every place,I live..Its just a matter of  more or less...that's it..:-).When we got transferred to Coimbatore,the second largest city in T.N,we've no idea about the place..The only impression I've on this place is,that it's the victim of major bomb blasts in 1998..The city is major commercial centre in Tamilnadu known as the Manchester of South India..It is also an important textile manufacturing hub of the state..Naturally we took an advantage of buying so many cloths ( that will be sufficient for the coming 5 y...
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  June 30, 2014, 9:00 am
A sheer entertainment and pleasure...Satyajit Ray's Indigo is a wonderful compilation of 21 stories..Some of the stories were translated by the author himself and some by Gopa Majumdar.These stories would certainly bring one's childhood back..I observed one common thing in all these stories,every ending leaves us in a great feeling of amazement..For the first time,I feel confused to choose my favourite story among these because I loved each and every story equally...Every story is unique and different in its own way..This book,I enjoyed very much after being fed up with  regular monotonous stories with similar success matra..I strongly feel that the one,who intensely connected with his ...
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  June 25, 2014, 8:27 am
Chori chori chupke chupke...I caught them secretly..:PCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's Utopia...
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  June 23, 2014, 12:44 pm
I always had few preconceived opinions on film industry (television or movie) before moving to Chennai..But I've to change my mind after seeing their hard work and dedication while making  films..There is a studio near by our house and we happened to see few shootings over there..There is always a large unit working there..The workers and assistants have to work really hard regardless of weather conditions.I often see them sleeping on bare floor in the end of a hectic shooting day..The thing I like the most is,they mind their own business..We seldom saw them arguing or shouting..I really liked the way they work in a well disciplined manner..:)Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaMovie stuff......
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  June 16, 2014, 10:11 am
Hello friends,After long time I'm posting some thing here..Thought posting few pics..Don't laugh at me if they look a bit weird and crazy..(Aah..I hear you)..These clicks were taken randomly.. Just like that..:)Isn't she cute ??Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaLazy feet captured..Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaThe fencing that grabbed my attention..Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaI love colours..Pinkish onions are not exception..Copyright A Homemaker's Utopia The red magic..Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaThe best thing about olive oil is it's colour and the lovely yellowish tiny bottle..:PCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaColours again..C...
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  June 14, 2014, 11:38 am
We are actually travelling freaks but due to various reasons we're confined to home since long time..Moreover after coming to Chennai we haven't visited much places around here..So this weekend we planned to visit Kanchi..Kancheepuram popularly known as Kanchi is one of the  nearest places to Chennai,just 71 km and easily reached by car..Due to hot summer season we started early at 6 am and reached there with in 1 and half hrs.Kanchi is known as the city of thousand temples..There are two parts named as Vishnu Kanchi and Siva Kanchi..We visited Kamakshi Amman temple,Varadaraja Perumal temple,Ekambareswara temple and Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam..Here are few pics..Wonderful pillars inside Eka...
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  March 25, 2014, 10:30 am
The novel 'The Fire on the Mountain' is a constant squabble between fiction and reality of life..One of the finest novelists of India,Anitha Desai has won the prestigious Sahitya Akademy award for this book..Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaThe main character in the story,Nanda Kaul lives at Carignano,completely isolated and alone in the mountains of Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh)..Being fed up with her past busy life as Ex-Vice Chancellor's wife she so much longs for lonely life in peace..After fulfilling the responsibilities towards her family,she moves to Carignano after her husband's death and starts living there calmly..Her frozen heart starts melting with the undesirable visit of her gre...
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  February 25, 2014, 10:34 am
“Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?” ― Garth Nix, SabrielCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's Utopia...
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  February 15, 2014, 6:23 pm
The times when the position of woman is low in the society and the birth of a daughter was considered inauspicious,her dream was to become an empress of a great empire..When she was just eight years old,she thought,'why shouldn't I marry a prince ?'..When she was born as the fourth sibling in a Persian refugees family,her father Ghias Beg abandons her because of his inability to feed the little child,however fate had brought her back to her parents..Perhaps nobody would ever thought that one day,she is going to rule a powerful empire..This is the story of the most controversial queen of Mughal dynasty,Mehrunnisa (popularly known as Nur jahan)..It is a fascinating novel about a fascinating ti...
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  February 11, 2014, 1:17 pm
Mother tongue is the language of the heart..Reading in mother tongue is a lovely experience and complete bliss..My Dad sent these Telugu books from Vijayawada book fair..I'm almost flying guys..:)Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's UtopiaCopyright A Homemaker's Utopia...
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  February 4, 2014, 9:45 am
First and foremost,My heartfelt thanks to my best buddy for gifting me such a wonderful book..:-)I'm always flexible with books..It is OK while reading general books or fiction etc.but when the book is particularly related to spirituality or philosophy,this flexibility is causing a great deal of conflict in my mind..Because,these are entirely incompatible disciplines to the current way of living..So now the question is,Is it precise to cling to the traditional thought process ?? Or to take a complete U-turn ?Copyright A Homemaker's Utopia"What are you doing with your life" bring together excerpts from Jiddu Krishna Murthy's books,and is the first anthology of its king that offers the young a...
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  January 30, 2014, 11:39 am
With Gulzar's photo on the cover page,do you need any more luring factor to pick up this book ?? .Being a fan of Sampooran Singh Kalra,popularly known as Gulzar,I had few expectations over this book and it came out as a promising read..His eminence as a poet/lyricist is worldly acclaimed..This book adds to his caliber as a short story writer..If we observe,there is something most significant about his movies and writings.His words,straight away make their way deep in to the heart..This book has 25 stories,a few depicting the real life experiences of some popular people like,Kuldeep Nayyar,Sahir Ludhianvi,Javed Akhtar and Bhushan Banmali etc..Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaAmong these stories,...
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  January 24, 2014, 8:50 am
'Durgeshnandini' is a popular Bengali novel written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay.It was in my reading list since long time as the title itself fascinated me..This romantic historical fiction is the first novel by the author..Durgeshnandini literally means the daughter (nandini) of the lord of the fort (durgesh)..But the English title 'The Chieftain's daughter' is well suited in the given context.The story is a blend of  love,passion,war and vengeance..The historical background of the story is the Mughal-Pathan rivalry in the time of Akbar's ruling.Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaHere are few lines from the book,'Some people have a propensity for presenting themselves as unyielding indi...
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  January 8, 2014, 9:07 am
This is what I call a perfect gift for the new year..I'm a great fan of Tagore and this is the most precious gift I've ever received from my hubby,in this new year :-) Just Awesome..Isn't it ??Copyright A Homemaker's Utopia...
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  January 2, 2014, 4:35 pm
'Kanthapura' is the first major Indian novel in English..The title Kanthapura is the name of a fictional village situated in Western ghats in the valley of Himavathy river in South India where people believe,the village is guarded by goddess Kenchamma..The plot of the novel is Indian freedom movement and the book was considered as a major land mark in Indian fiction.It is the story of how the Gandhian struggle for Independence came to one tiny village in south India..The story depicts blind beliefs and traditions of people in those days.The Author Raja Rao is a well known Indian writer in English..His notable work, 'The Serpent and the rope' has won the Sahitya Academy award and he was also ...
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  December 29, 2013, 3:32 pm
Some people create history,but some people remain as catalyst that partially alters the course of history..But at the same time there will be no great heroic tales about them to confer..The chief protagonist in this novel is a person about whom we know nothing but that the fact that he was born,married and died..His only claim to fame was that he was betrothed to a princess who is most remembered and quoted woman in Indian History..Copyright A Homemaker's UtopiaThe Rajput warriors learn warfare in the childhood itself..The Rajput chivalry never hesitate to go to any levels in order to protect their power,pride and honour..War is their dharma..It is about power and supremacy..But winning or l...
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  December 8, 2013, 4:38 pm
Everyone will go through a state of  perplexity about life and death in certain stages of life..We often term it as philosophy..The famous Russian author,Leo Tolstoy had gone through the same..After finishing his well known work 'War and Peace',in his full maturity and intellectual powers,bursting with vitality and success,he should have been a happy man.But,on the contrary,he turned more obsessed with the inevitability of death..At that moment he was actually under a great impact of the poisonous pessimism of the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer..Later,having a very close & dreadful encounter with death,he constantly suffered from spiritual crisis..This work 'The death o...
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  September 20, 2013, 1:47 pm
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