Tuesday, June 24, 2008

and it's not a book review...

I remember Poonam once told me that she wanted to read that book. I have seen that book many a times on the bestsellers list at the bookstores. I always looked at that book, picked it up, read the reviews, and put it back where it belongs. A story about an afghan boy. Afghanistan... a land i knew through Mujtaba Aali’s writings, the land of the kabuliwalas, of the dry fruits. Afghanistan... a land which has been devastated. So i never thought i would be interested in a story about an afghan boy.

But i had no books to read. So i took it from a friend yesterday. She said that many people want to read it, so I better give it back to her soon. I told her that I’d finish it soon. But I was thinking that people wouldn’t mind if they won’t get to read it. After all, who wants to read such a story? Even i’m going to read this because i have nothing better to do. I have heard people praising this book. But i was certain that it’d be quite dull.

I started reading it while coming back in the metro. And i read it today. The whole day i was reading it. And by midnight i had finished it. And yet i wasn’t over. That’s why I’m on my laptop now, composing this post.

Yes, the story revolves around an afghan boy. But it wasn’t limited to him or Afghanistan only! it speaks of something greater. It speaks about childhood, friendship and kinship. It speaks about our psychologies. It says how we make mistakes, though we didn’t want to make that. And how we do something knowing that we should have done the opposite thing instead. But above all it shows that we are all human! With our own little shortcomings. But there is a chance to be good again! There is a chance to be good again, indeed.

Read “The Kite Runner” and discover what it show to you.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


the next phase of my life will begin from july 7th. i'm waiting for that day to come. and now that i have nothing to do, i'm trying to find something to keep myself busy. i have read the books again and again. and so, now the only thing that can help me o sail through this one month period is my musings.

i am waiting and so now i'm trying to find all the other people who are also waiting for soemthing to happen. and i found out that everyone, almost everyone of us are waiting for something to happen.. some days to come..

a friend is eagerly waiting for the day when she will get married. another one is waiting for the day when her folks would accept her boyfriend. some one is waiting for the start of their PhD. someone is waiting for the clearing of her visa. one girl is waiting to finish her studies and get a job. and wherever i look, i find people waiting. waiting for a bus, or a train or a taxi to come and take them home. or waiting for a day when they will be able to live a life of their own.

i'm waiting for a day when i'll enjoy reading business dailies.. :P

what are you waiting for?