Love & other Butterfly Effects
Some books are so good that they demand to be re-read many times, sometimes its that one line, sometimes it those many chapters. This one How to unleash your true potential by Shivam (don’t you just love the no second name name) is one such book.
For me, LIFE feels like a butterfly effect, where one seemingly insignificant event cascades into the next into the next, you encounter people (sometimes its as innocuous as a “follow” on social media), you meet puppies in traffic who brighten your day, you meet the butterflies who visit your office on a quiet day, all leading to unexpected effects on your day (and life). If there’s one thing I’m sure of, its not a one time event, this life. Its the little things, and the big things, its the horrible things and the blissfully perfect thing, its everything and its nothing without Love.
If a book gets my time more than once, I recommend it.
Christmas Vibes – Unexpected gifts
Receiving gifts unexpectedly makes me feel so overwhelmingly grateful (irrespective of what the gift turns out to be) that my first thought after utter gratitude is to run to the shops to buy gifts for all my favorite people, or at the very least visit amazon and fill up my cart. Perhaps this is the real spirit of Christmas, which goes beyond trees and tinsel! And probably why December and Christmas are so important to me.
With less than 20 days to go for my second favorite day of the year (no prizes for guessing the first), its no surprise that December has been all about gifts (both giving and getting), and even more about joyous moments.
Audrey Essentials – Cateye Sunglasses
One of my favorite accessories is a good pair of sunglasses, it instantly adds an effortlessly “cool” mysterious vibe to the wearer. And of course, one of the most striking things about the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s (besides Audrey herself) is the Tom Ford Sunglasses she sports in the movie.
Now there’s no need to break bank and buy Tom Fords (which is what she wears in the Movie), but we can always look out for high street alternatives from fashion brands like H&M, Zara, and the like where you can get trendy (& affordable) eye wear.
I would call a good pair of sunglasses an essential because one can get away with a LOT in them:
#Bookstagram 6 – We should all be feminists
While waiting for a clear shot of the Super moon last night, I found (and read) this little book with a punchy title – We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I picked it up mainly because the title piqued my curiosity (I ALWAYS judge books by their covers, what can I say). Needless to say, the word Feminist mostly has a negative connotation to it, feminists are thought of as angry women who hate bras and men – over simplification, I know – but those are the stereotypes. Irrespective of stereotypes, I’m never quick to label myself (or others) or jump to make arguments for either side, simply because I know that real life has too many nuances to it, and nothing is entirely too virtuous or completely evil.
Having said that, this book was a pretty insightful and quick read, it talked about the insidious ways in which disparity exists in the world. There were parts of it that definitely had me nodding in agreement, and parts which didn’t quite do it for me. All in all, I would certainly read texts on this subject again.
Would I recommend this book – I say, to each his own! If this is your kind of book, go for it. If not, that’s okay too.