Title : Blame it on Destiny
Author : Soorina Desai
Pages : 446
Publisher : Frog Publisher
Genre : fiction
Cover : 3/5
Writing Style : 5/5
Presentation : 4/5
Overall : 4/5
A disturbed counselor who is caught in a violent love triangle, a sculptress looking for an invisible God, a medium for spirits who wants to be loved, a real estate dealer who strives to be a good son and a writer penning an interesting plot are five strangers who never come face to face but influence one another’s lives in a manner which alters their circumstances.The protagonist finds herself being questioned about the unpredictability of life. It compels her to explore the possibility of a human link between life and the events that shape it. Is it an intricately woven web of human actions that determine ones future or is it easier to simply blame it on destiny?
Is it really the destiny or series of happenings around us that shapes our future? Blame it on destiny is something much more than just a book. It will question, it will make you think upon your beliefs, it will make you really enjoy the uncertainties of life.
This is the second book of Soorina Desai that I have just completed and slowly I am feeling that she does possess some magic in her pen. The plot of the book may appear pretty normal; five people never met but influence each other’s life in some or another way, but when we see the depth of each and every character she had introduced in the book, you’ll realize how good she is! Conversation of different characters is written beautifully and now I can surely say that she is actually great at this.
It took me long to complete this particular book and reason was so many characters. Author wanted to write too much between those pages and for that she had to introduce characters. Many times I felt that the book was actually drifting from its centre theme. For me it was difficult to track so many characters as I have a habit of reading 2 – 3 books at a time. So, if you are planning to read the book (you should read), don’t take long breaks in between.
Overall, this book is surely a delightful read and Soorina Desai, is the one author that should not be missed out of your ‘Reading list’ at all.
The place you left
The palace you left
The lives you abandoned for fun and glory
The people you hurt in ire and fury
Still remember your name
Come and see
Everything you had
Yet more you craved
Victims of a nefarious world
You and me
Still you live, and I try
Come and see
All I knew was love
Hatred is what you taught me
I teach what I learnt, propagate my wisdom
Never a good student I was
But now, a sterling pundit
Come and see
You moved on
But left me burning
From ashes I rose
Not like the Phoenix but, the Frankenstein
The monster you have created
Come and see
EXAM. The word invokes hopelessness and anxiety. But that is not true for all of us. Some of us are so adept to the exam pressure that living under duress becomes our way of life. And if the exam, which we are preparing for, is cancelled or postponed, our lives go tumbling down the hill. Today I will share some of the things that you might go through during this phase. If you’re one of those hapless fellows whose single-direction-running-track has been remoulded into a circle, this one is for you.
Here are some of the situations that you might encounter:
- Hyper-Breakdown-Activity-Paralysis – This might not be an actual medical condition but if you just try it passionately, it could be. This is a ‘state of being when you don’t know what to do because ‘everything that you stood for’ decided to make a run for it.
- Readmission to social media – Don’t be afraid. Things are still the same. They won’t hurt you. All they want is a like and subscribe. Don’t interact. I repeat, don’t interact.
- That thing called TV – You might remember it from your childhood. They still show the same mindless stuff, and some good music. You will get used to it.
- The 24 hour paradox – Yes, there are 24 hours in a day. You might not have realised that earlier but now you know that the threat is real. Every second, a 1000 millisecond long, will make itself count just like a 3 minute Justin Bieber video; you wish it would end but it wouldn’t.
- To study or not to study – Given your history with examinations and success you want to study. But the exam date has shifted and there is ample of time. What else can you do? After hours of critical thinking you will narrow it down to ‘studies’. But then, there is ample of time. And by the time you could make a decision the day is gone and the night, long.
- Sleepomnia – Ignore the person who says this is not an actual word. If you’re sleeping most of the time because of your inability to blend in with normal people, you’re suffering from sleepomnia. That’s it!
REMEDIES (Yes, this is not the end of world) :
- Netflix and chill.
- Read ‘Getting Back to Civilisation’.
- Watch ‘Game of Thrones’ and chill.
- Make contact with the outer world(at your own risk).
- Go out with friends and chill.
- Learn to play an instrument.
- Do anything and chill.
#Note – It is summer time. The ‘chilling’ part is important.