Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Prabhu Yeshu Janmotsav 2012

It's that time of the year again. It's time for celebration. The celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It's time for Christmas.

Every second Sunday of the month of December, Mumbai has been witnessing the Prabhu Yeshu Janmotsav (PYJ) on the sands of Girgaum Chowpatty for over three decades now, and each time it keeps getting better. All denominations in the city come together on this day to unitedly celebrate and proclaim the birth of Christ. The PYJ committee has been planning an exciting and engrossing schedule this time around.

PYJ 2012 will be presenting to us a bunch of highly acclaimed musicians which includes: Naveen Kumar, the most sought after Indian flautist who has played for several leading Bollywood composers like A R Rahman, Shankaar-Ehsaan-Loy and the likes; music composer, Lesle Lewis; UK based singer Ash King ( Te Amo fame); the best DJ in the country, DJ Lloyd; gospel singer, Shreya Kant and many more.

So make sure you mark your calendars for Sunday, December 9th, 2012, when the biggest gospel gig in the city will take place at Girgaum Chowpatty, Charni Road, Mumbai, 5 pm on wards.

Don't even think of missing this!

For more updates follow PYJ on Facebook : Prabhu Yeshu Janmotsav 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012

I Dream, I Live

A million miles, of endless dreams
Of starry nights and sunny days
Cool winter mornings, wet drizzling evenings
Silent whispers and joyous laughter
Let me dream, let me live.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Friday, 16 November 2012

The Bankster - A Book Review

The Bankster

Title : The Bankster
Author : Ravi Subramanian
Language : English
No of pages : 364

Thanks to Blogadda, I had a chance of reading Ravi Subramanian for the very first time. One thing I can say for sure, is that The Bankster has left me quite enlightened about how the banking industry functions. Two pages down the book I completely lost interest and somehow didn't want to go ahead. However, I managed to convince myself to continue reading and let me tell you, I wasn't disappointed. 

A fast paced modern thriller, The Bankster begins in Angola and moves on to shuttle between Mumbai, Kerala and Venice. And towards the end all locations connect together under the same story line  It is a tale that is enveloped around the issue of money laundering and corrupt practices within the banking industry, a series of mysterious murders, and the efforts of an old man in Kerala  to fulfill the promise made to his dying son.

What I liked about the book is that the author successfully manages to maintain the suspense till the very end. However, there is a certain lack in the depth of character description caused perhaps because of the presence of too many characters in the book which leaves you confused at times. At times the story moves fast while at other times its drags along. Nevertheless, the suspense keeps building. Also the stereo typed depiction of the modern day career oriented women is uncalled for as much as the occasional banter between colleagues.

Overall, The Bankster is an interesting read. The language is quite simple and is deplete of complicated banking terminology, which makes it easy to understand and follow. 

About the author: 
Ravi Subramanian is the award winning author of four bestselling books : If God was a Banker (2007), I Bought the Monks Ferrari (2007), Devil in Pinstripes (2009) and The Incredible Banker (2011). Ravi’s maiden fiction venture, If God Was a Banker was published in 2007, establishing itself as a National Bestseller. The book has sold over 200,000 copies and has been widely appreciated by readers across genres and age groups. The book also won the prestigious Golden Quill Award for Readers Choice in the year 2008. (www.ravisubramanium.in)
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Thursday, 15 November 2012

A Noisy Affair

Boom boom boom!

Can't bear the noise anymore.

In spite of having locked myself in my room, the cacophony follows me around. My ear drums long for some solitude. Some silence. Some peace.

But seems as though I'll have to keep waiting. Keep bearing.

What leaves me pondering is how the bursting of obnoxiously loud crackers can cause a spiritual elevation of any sort.

Unfair it is. Not to forget, the added pollution in the atmosphere. Depletion of the poor old ozone layer. And also the child labor involved in the manufacture of these crackers.

Say "NO" to patakas! Peace!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Stay or fade?

Unclear visions 
Unseen treasures
Unknown pathways

Will they stay?
Or will they fade away?

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

My Song

You're my song
I can only sing of you
You're my life
The reason I breathe

I am grateful 
For all you've done for me
You're the one that I love
You're the one that I adore
Lord, my soul longs after you...

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