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Kehne Ko Humsafar Hai - Season 3 on ZEE5



When it comes to refreshing content on the OTT platform, ZEE5 has always had a special place among the viewers. They reached the pinnacle in a short time. Thanks to the overwhelming support by the viewers. We must note here that it did not happen overnight. The tireless efforts put in by various people collectively coupled with great content has made this possible. Needless to say, that I am one of the patronizers for little over 2 years. I have also talked about various programs from time to time since I could not desist to write about them for letting my friends and followers know about it.

As of now the platform is available in 11 display languages namely Hindi, English, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi and Bhojpuri. Once you are done with the language selection, you would enter the landing page where you could select from the options as per your choice which includes Movies, News, Free Movies, Show, Premium, Play and Kids.

Today, I am going to speak about the  “Kehne Ko Humsafar Hai” - Season 3. The first and second season was a runaway hit and needless to say, this season has already evoked interest among the viewers including me. This story is a perfect story that talks about relationships in detail which is appreciated by the viewers. I am sure that those who have watched it earlier would have closely followed Ananya and Rohit. You could surely expect more in this season.

I just finished watching the trailer and I must say that I was mightily impressed because it is the story like this which will connect with us much easier. The story revolves around the dysfunctional family where everyone has moved on. This is nothing less than a movie and has all the ingredients for a mega entertainer soap – be it love, passion, anger, romance among other emotions. The trails left in the previous season has made one point clear – “Broken hearts don’t mend. It kills your soul and leaves you empty”.  #RishtonKiUljhan 

                                     

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I loved the way the lead character presents himself – as a masculine and smart guy coupled with flamboyance and style who is desired by all. Though he looks like partying most of the times, there is some bitterness left in him which was pretty evident from his face which brings out the emotion in a perfect way. The hardships faced by the couple in day to day life has been portrayed in a very beautiful way. The struggles that the lead characters face to keep themselves going is certainly a delight to watch. Agreed that life is full of ups and downs and isn’t a cake walk, always. When you see them portrayed on the screen by your favorite artists by embracing the characters and live them, makes you feel happy and satisfied. These reflect our life, in reality. This is what makes them ticking.

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They aren’t exaggerated but a true account of real-life happenings in the form of a web series. When the couple becomes strangers, it is the most devastating situation which the life has to offer.

How would Rohit and Ananya overcome this?

Will they or would they remain strangers?

What was once a sweet poem becoming a poison. How would they tackle this crisis and emerge out as a loving couple, yet again?

Just because something happened in the past, will it be the same – will he be the cheater?

Most importantly, the trailer shows that Rohit was behind the bars. What made him to get arrested? I just cannot stand this suspense and wanted to find out what exactly had led him to this situation. Aren’t you having the same mindset as well? I am sure, you would.

                                         

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Kehne Ko Humsafar Hai is all about Love, Relationships and Marriage. This trailer though it runs for little over 3 minutes has already evoked interest in me to watch the first episode of third season which will be out on 6th June. Do I need to say that I am looking forward to catch up with the other episodes as well? I am sure that I can expect much more twists and turns in the story involving Rohit and Ananya which would keep me hooked to the screens, during this lock down period.

Book Review - Office Break: An Attempt on Image Based Poetic Snippets to Provoke Laugh & Thought during Office Break


Title - Office Break : An attempt on image based poetic snippets to provoke laugh & thought during office break
Poet - G K Esitha
Genre - Poems
Publisher - Umayavel
ASIN - B088DKZ27L

A collection of real thought provoking poems. I would say this is a novel attempt since this is the first time, I am coming across a genre which is filled up with fun coupled with some great imagination. A story can be written on these lines but not the poems since it is real difficult to conceive the wordings and most importantly, the flow.

Each and every poem has a picture which would make you think otherwise because our human brains are designed in such a way that we always try to connect the dots. I did the same trying to connect the title with the picture but I realized that I was incorrect, each and every time.

Do not miss the foreword for sure. Each of the title were intriguing. I loved all the poems but would like to highlight some of them in particular which includes "Cappuccino with..", "The Fire Fight", "The New Car", International Calls", "Screen Sharing", "Work From Home"among others. These poems were very much drawn from our day to day activities and if you are a employee, irrespective of what job you do, I am sure you would be able to connect most of these poems with your day t day life and these poems will surely make you smile, if not laugh. 

I would certainly recommend this book. It is worth your time and money.

This book is available on Amazon in the kindle format.

BookArt101 - A perfect book listicles blog

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Are you a book lover? 
Do you splurge on books?
Do you love various genre?

If your answer is yes, do you know where you need to go to for the books which are highly recommended?

Your search ends with BookArt101. This is a book blog which takes pride in informing its readers that all the reviews and descriptions of the book listed here are bona fide and penned by seasoned writers, critics and readers.

I happened to came across this listicles by chance and immediately fell in love with it. Though they have limited categories, each and every one of them gives you an array of books to choose from. These categories include:

  • Authors, Writers and Poets
  • Best Books
  • Books Of The Century
  • Indian Authors
  • Indian History
  • Indian Novels
  • International Authors and 
  • Uncategorized
You could find the best of Munshi Premchand, Vikram Seth, Jeffrey Archer and Salman Rushdie's books. The 20 best books of the 20th Century has certainly captured by attention. Opinions differ from person to person. However, the list of the books covered in the best books category would surely find more takers than the others.

The 10 books on Indian History and 10 Best Books by Indian Authors ever wouldn't come as a surprise. These were well known names and titles which had won accolades throughput the world bringing laurels to India in the field of Literature.

If you are confused about the titles, this blog would help you choose the best ones which are out there. Most of the times, it is these books which we would tend to forget by oversight.

Last but not the least, there is a section for books on Pandemics and Epidemics. Do not forget to catch a glimpse of it too. The 8 ultimate benefits of reading books is something you should not miss out on. I felt the content was so appealing. I am sure after going through this book, you would book mark it for sure and recommend it to your bookish friends too :-)

Make the best use of this lock down period!!

Author Focus - Dhyan Appachu Bollachettira of Arya Dharma : The Noble Dharma

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1.What motivates you to write?

Dhyan:  God has blessed me with a life where I have been able to travel the world and live among different kinds of people and have gained a lot of life experiences both good and bad.  I wish to enlighten people of a better way based on my life's insight and experiences into our heritage and the state we are in today. 

2. How did you feel after publishing your books?
Dhyan:  I feel good after publishing my book. It has come out well.  It is a  lengthy book, but each chapter is a story by itself and so it can be read in bits.  There is a lot I have left out that can be found in my Medium page (https://medium.com/@dhyan.ba) and also in  my blog at https://aryadharma.world/articles.  I feel good when I get feedback from readers as can be seen at https://aryadharma.world/index/feedback-from-readers/ .  My aim is to reach as many people as I can.  Money is not the main motivation, reaching people with a better way is my main motivation and  there is a free ebook that can be downloaded from my website for those who cannot afford my book.

3. What are some of your favourite novels and authors?
Dhyan: Growing up as a teen I used to like Hardy boys, Amar Chitra Katha, Arthur Conan Doyle and Stephen King.  But my Dad also had a good library of Swami Vivekananda's works and as I grew up I liked to read the works of Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanJiddu Krishnamurti,Adi Shankaracharya,Alan W. Watts and Roald Dahl.  I also like to read economists like Hernando De Soto, Hayek, JC Kumarappa, Nicolas Taleb and others.

4. Is there a specific reason for naming your novel?
Dhyan: Arya means noble in Sanskrit.  Dharma is a way of virtuous living.  My book is about a way of noble and virtuous living hence the name Arya Dharma 

5. Where do you write from? Do you go to some specific place, like beachside or the hills?
Dhyan: I write from my home office in Bangalore which is owned by my father to whom I am especially grateful for letting me use it.  I also like to write in our family farm in Kodagu. 

6. What inspired you to write the books(in general)? Any tales to tell…
Dhyan:  My book only has about 70% of my work.  My blog was my main inspiration to enlighten people that there is a better way.

7. What was your biggest learning experience throughout the writing process?
Dhyan:  Writing on a blog has no limits you can go on forever.  However writing in a book has size limitations and even though I tried to condense my work, it still came a bit lengthy.

8. Looking back, what did you do right that helped you break in as a writer?
Dhyan:  I always had a gift for writing.  What I did write was develop interest in a wide selection of authors who I have mentioned, that form the basis for my work. 

9. Any best piece of writing advice that you would like to share with new or struggling writers? 
Dhyan: Dont hesitate to put your words to paper or in these times in a blog.  You never know how your words may change and influence others. 

10. Something personal about you people may be surprised to know?
Dhyan: Though I am usually very calm, sometimes I have a short temper.  I am not a serious person at all even though my book is so serious.

11. Any future books that you would like to discuss now?
Dhyan:  Based entirely on my life's experience and insight from experts I am following, I am working on a  book on how to manage money wisely and also a book on natural farming which is the only sustainable method of farming.

12.What other profession excites you the most?
Dhyan: Natural farming and investing also interests me.  You can never get excited and impulsive in these sectors, you have to approach it in a devoted, patient and disciplined manner and manage risk wisely.

13.Any special mention about your reader (be it with reviews/feedback or anything else)
Dhyan:  Most of the good feedback I have received is at   https://aryadharma.world/index/feedback-from-readers/

14.Do you write the story at a stretch or you take your time to complete it? If you take a longer time, wouldn’t you be forgetting the story? How do you tackle it?
Dhyan:  I write the main underlying essence first without editing.  This hardly takes me about 2-3 hours.  Then I flesh it out and edit it.  I dont write at a stretch, I write in blocks and always email or make notes about my work on my mobile.  This way I remember the trail of thought. 

15.Traditional or Self-Publishing? Why?
Dhyan: I chose self-publishing because I wanted editorial control.  Also it is an easier route to get your book out than having to approach multiple publishers for interest to publish. 

16.How is the response so far for the book?
Dhyan:  Most people who read the book and know me, cannot believe I wrote it because it is so enlightening, insightful and serious and personally I am a clown always making fun of things and not taking things seriously.  Even strangers have appreciated my book.  Due to the Covid sales of the book is slow since online sales are available only for the ebook version.  I hope with more active promotion and lifting of the covid lockdown, response to my book should improve.